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Post-secondary leaders: Transit expansion needed to ensure campus access and boost region’s innovation economy

The presidents of the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University are saying “yes” in the coming transportation and transit funding plebiscite.

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Business, Law and Society

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Q&A: $7.5B transit plan goes to referendum this Spring

Professor Robin Lindsey, CN Chair in Transportation and International Logistics at UBC’s Sauder School of Business, says the proposed Congestion Tax is far from perfect, but may be better than the alternative.

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Arts and Humanities

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UBC Okanagan students examine social phenomenon of Cristiano Ronaldo

With more than 100 million Facebook fans, his own museum, and a blossoming career as a male model with his own line of clothing, there’s no doubt Portuguese soccer sensation Cristiano Ronaldo is known for more than just his skills on the pitch.

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Science, Health and Technology

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UBC scientists uncover cause of tree-killing fungus

Forest scientists at UBC believe they’ve discovered the root cause of a deadly tree fungus: extra genes.

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University News

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Pain relief pioneer donates $5 million for new UBC sport and exercise medicine centre

Dr. Chan Gunn, a pioneering Vancouver physician in the field of pain relief, is giving $5 million to UBC for construction of a new building devoted to exercise and sport medicine teaching, research and patient care.

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Significant impact on water resources by land use change: UBC study

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A UBC-Chinese Academy of Sciences joint study shows that land cover plays as significant a role as climate change on the hydrology of watersheds.

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UBC graduate student helps unravel the genetic foundation of her own family’s tragedy

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The master’s degree that Samantha Hansford received from the University of British Columbia last spring was more than a personal academic achievement.

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New online support tool for victims of partner violence

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When you’re at the receiving end of partner abuse, it can be tough knowing exactly what to do or how to turn the situation around.

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Opinions

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Post-secondary institutions key drivers of economy

The presidents of UBC and SFU speak out about the upcoming transit plebiscite in this op-ed in the Vancouver Sun. Read more here...

Expert Spotlight

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How to rev up a sputtering relationship

Is your relationship going stale? UBC psychology researcher Heather Morton explains the research behind flagging libidos, and offers tips on reigniting the flames of passion.

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UBC Athletics

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Sidhu leads UBC in sweep of Regina

The UBC Thunderbirds women’s basketball team advanced to the Canada West Final Four after completing a sweep over the Regina Cougars.

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Feature Video

Odyssey to the Sacred Headwaters

Prof. Wade Davis describes the beauty of the Sacred Headwaters, the threats to it, and the response of native groups and concerned citizens.

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UBC Events

Coastal First Nations Dance Festival

  • Wed March 4: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Museum of Anthropology
Throughout the festival, the Great Hall will be transformed into a celebration of Indigenous cultures and dance traditions.