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Elderly women more likely to be overprescribed prescription drugs: UBC study

Nearly one in three B.C. women over age 65 received inappropriate prescription medicines in 2013, according to a UBC study. One in four men of the same age received similar prescriptions.

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Business, Law and Society

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Product info online can boost sales, even if shoppers never visit website: UBC study

A new UBC Sauder study finds that telling customers there’s product information available online makes people more likely to buy it – even if they don’t actually go to the website.

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Arts and Humanities

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UBC experts available to comment on Vancouver School Board budget vote

The Vancouver School Board votes tonight (April 28) on a budget that addresses a $24-million funding shortfall. UBC experts are available for comment.

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Science, Health and Technology

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Childhood asthma research receives $2 million to investigate genetic and environmental factors

Research into the impact of a child’s upbringing and social and physical environments on the development of asthma will receive $2 million to tackle the condition that affects as many as one in three Canadians.

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University News

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Earth Day: Convenience, real-time feedback makes us more environmentally aware

Earth Day is April 22, an annual reminder to reflect on the impact of our actions and to consider how we can lighten our footprint on our earth.

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Social clubs fill gap in dementia support

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Community-based social groups could play a crucial role in empowering people with early-onset dementia, according to new UBC research.

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Mushrooms hold potential for sustainable building materials

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We slice them on pizza, toss them in salad and sauté them in stirfry. But have you ever thought about using mushrooms as furniture? According to the work of a team of researchers, the humble fungus is ready to leave

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UBC experts available to comment on wildfires, drought, air quality

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UBC experts are available to comment on issues related to forest fires, droughts, heat waves, smoke and air quality issues.

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Opinions

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VSB needs diversity mentors
UBC sociology instructor Hélène Frohard-Dourlent criticized the proposal to shed diversity mentor positions in the Vancouver School District in light of a budget shortfall for 2016-17.
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Expert Spotlight

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Global immigration policy in desperate need of new ideas: UBC expert

As thousands of people continue to flee Syria, the international community struggles to come to a consensus in the debate over immigration policy.

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UBC Athletics

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The best man will play is the mantra at UBC Football Spring Camp

UBC Football Spring Camp runs all this week with practices going from 5:45pm – 8pm at Thunderbird Stadium.

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Feature Video

What are you working on: Anne Lama

Anne Lama, UBC’s conservator in the Rare Books and Special Collections, talks about the most memorable object she has ever handled in her career.

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UBC Events

UBC 100: Future of Accessibility: Rick Hansen

  • Saturday, May 28 - 1:30pm - 2:30 pm
  • UBC Point Grey campus
Through the power of his own story and the inspiration he’s found in others, Rick Hansen encourages us all to dream big and make a difference in our own lives and in the world.