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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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Business, Law and Society

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UBC experts on Trudeau’s meeting with Trump

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet U.S. President Donald Trump for the first time on Monday.

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Arts and Humanities

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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

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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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University News

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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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Tiny magnetic implant offers new drug delivery method

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

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Don’t be so hard on yourself! UBC study on first-year student stress

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Stressed out university students, take note: self-compassion may be the key to making it through your first year, according to new research from UBC.

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Lung cancer patients with anxiety, depression die sooner: study

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Patients who experience anxiety and depression after being diagnosed with advanced lung cancer are more likely to die sooner, according to new research from the University of British Columbia and BC Cancer Agency.

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Opinions

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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

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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

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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

IOF seminar: Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries

  • Friday, February 17, 2017
  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Invited speakers present the latest research in a wide range of disciplines related to freshwater systems, the oceans and fisheries. These seminars draw a diverse audience, leading to thought-provoking discussions and a sharing of new ideas and perspectives.