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Researchers discover key genes for climate adaptation shared between distantly related trees

Despite 140 million years of independent evolution, two types of coniferous trees use the same small set of 47 genes to rapidly adapt to varying climates, according to an international team of forestry researchers.

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Business, Law and Society

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Bayer-Monsanto deal requires good parenting: UBC expert

German drug and farm chemical maker Bayer says it will take over U.S. company Monsanto in a $66-billion deal, creating one of the world’s largest agri-tech conglomerates.

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Arts and Humanities

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UBC expert on the re-invention of the Royal Family

Royal fans are in a frenzy ahead of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s arrival in Victoria on Saturday. Will and Kate will be joined by their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte for an eight-day tour of B.C. and the Yukon.

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Science, Health and Technology

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UBC PhD student recycles chopsticks for home décor startup

A research interest in bamboo and a love for sushi has inspired a UBC student to launch a line of home décor products made from recycled chopsticks.

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University News

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Connected By Commitment Annual Report 2015-16

The year is summarized through a mix of storytelling and metrics that highlight the successes of our students, faculty, staff and alumni linked to the nine commitments of the university’s strategic plan Place and Promise.

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COPD epidemic could overwhelm healthcare systems within two decades: UBC study

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Health authorities should brace themselves for an epidemic of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) over the next two decades, despite a decline in smoking rates, according to a new study from UBC.

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Structure of UBC’s tall wood building now complete

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The mass wood structure and façade has been completed for UBC’s Brock Commons student residence four months ahead of schedule, showcasing the advantages of building with wood.

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Bike trips up, car use down along Vancouver greenway

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The two-kilometre Comox-Helmcken Greenway in downtown Vancouver cost more than $5 million and took two years to complete, but the time and expense were worth it, according to a UBC study.

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Opinions

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Outrageousness is Trump’s trump card
USA Today published an op-ed by Jessica Tracy, a UBC psychology professor, detailing why the absurd actions of Donald Trump have contributed to his success.
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Expert Spotlight

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UBC expert on the re-invention of the Royal Family

Royal fans are in a frenzy ahead of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s arrival in Victoria on Saturday. Will and Kate will be joined by their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte for an eight-day tour of B.C. and the Yukon.

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UBC Athletics

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Fifteen MLB teams look at the 2016-17 Thunderbirds during UBC ‘Scout Day’

Scouts got a chance to see the 2016 crop of Thunderbirds up close, as they went through fitness drills and batting practice.

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Feature Video

Tips on preventing Alzheimer’s disease

Many go online to seek out medical information on preventing diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, but much of the information is inaccurate.

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UBC Events

UBC Opera: The Singer Behind the Song with Ben Heppner

  • Thursday, September 29, 2016 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies
The Singer Behind the Song: UBC Opera Ensemble Roundtable Discussion – An inspiring evening of insight into the dramatic voice with special guest Ben Heppner and members of the UBC Opera Ensemble. Click here to learn more.