Vancouver “teardown index” predicts which houses are at risk

Approximately one-quarter of detached homes in Vancouver’s red-hot housing market could be torn down between now and 2030, according to a new forecasting tool developed by a UBC researcher and industry collaborator.

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Business, Law and Society

Jan Hare

‘The little MOOC that could’: Online course promotes indigenous ways of knowing

In classrooms across Canada, some children learn about colonialism for the first time by standing on dozens of blankets strewn across the floor.

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Arts and Humanities

International students’ concept of “home” shapes post-graduation plans

How international university students think about home significantly influences their migration plans upon graduation, according to a new study from UBC.

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Science, Health and Technology

Yeast found in babies’ guts increases risk of asthma

University of British Columbia microbiologists have found a yeast in the gut of new babies in Ecuador that appears to be a strong predictor that they will develop asthma in childhood.

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University News

Video: Santa Ono and his vision for UBC

In Conversations That Matter, veteran interviewer Stuart McNish discusses the issues that shape our world with thought leaders. In this edition of the program, he sits down with UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa J. Ono.

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UBC study links slot-machine addiction to immersion in the game

Gamblers who feel like they enter into a trance while playing slot machines are more likely to have gambling problems, according to new research from the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC.

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Researchers begin clinical trial for rare yet devastating condition among pregnant women

Early intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is a rare condition where the baby does not grow properly inside the womb.

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Tiny magnetic implant offers new drug delivery method

A new magnetic device implant could offer a DIY alternative for administering drugs.

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Opinions

Canada doesn’t deserve its reputation as a defence laggard
Michael Byers, the Canada Research Chair in global politics and international law at UBC, wrote a Globe and Mail op-ed about Canada’s national defence spending. Read it here.

Expert Spotlight

Angela Merkel and the fight to maintain liberal order during Trump’s presidency

Less than a week before Donald Trump takes office, Germany chancellor Angela Merkel is being hailed by many as the new leader of the free world.

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UBC Athletics

Red hot ‘Birds open playoffs in Calgary

The UBC Thunderbirds are riding some serious momentum into this weekend’s Canada West quarter-final against the Calgary Dinos as the best-of-three series kicks off Friday.

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Feature Video

Open Kitchen at Orchard Commons

Open Kitchen serves up to 3,000 meals every day to hungry UBC students, staff and campus visitors.

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UBC Events

Life Sciences Startup Competition

  • February 23, 2017, 3-6 pm
  • UBC Life Sciences Institute (2350 Health Sciences Mall), room LSC3
The teams were working hard for the last several months preparing business plans for their ventures. The 11 finalists will be giving 3-minute pitches at the final competition on February 23.