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Montreal households the greenest in Canada: UBC study

Montreal households are the greenest in the country, and Edmonton’s the least, according to a new UBC study.

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Business, Law and Society

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The office can be a safe haven for women facing domestic abuse

Domestic abuse can be a barrier to career success for women, according to a new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business.

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Arts and Humanities

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Why people hoard and how to provide compassionate help

Hoarding has been the subject of popular reality TV shows, but it’s a serious disorder that threatens people’s safety and can even land them on the streets.

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Science, Health and Technology

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Evolution drives how fast plants could migrate with climate change: UBC study

New research from the University of British Columbia suggests evolution is a driving mechanism behind plant migration, and that scientists may be underestimating how quickly species can move.

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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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Songbirds’ epic migrations connected to a small cluster of genes

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Scientists from the University of British Columbia have shown that there is a genetic basis to the migratory routes flown by songbirds, and have narrowed in on a relatively small cluster of genes that may govern the

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Streetcar tracks increase risk of bike crashes: UBC and Ryerson study

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One-third of bike crashes in Toronto’s downtown involved the city’s streetcar tracks, according to a new study out of UBC and Ryerson University that suggests that separated bike routes could reduce risk to cyclists.

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Scientists develop painless and inexpensive microneedle system to monitor drugs

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Researchers at UBC and the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) in Switzerland have created a microneedle drug monitoring system that could one day replace costly, invasive blood draws and improve patient comfort.

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Opinions

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Speed limit increases prove deadly, should be reversed

Six UBC professors say that the speed limit increase on B.C.'s highways should be reversed to make roads safer.

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Expert Spotlight

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How to keep young minds active this summer

As another school year comes to a close, the task of filling long, summer days lies ahead.

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UBC Athletics

Dominant Thunderbirds find more than basketball in Taipei

The UBC Thunderbirds not only scored big at the International Top University Basketball Tournament, but also ran into some friendly faces as UBC students showed up in support.

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Feature Video

Rick Hansen on the Future of Accessibility

Rick challenges audiences to check their own attitudes and question the barriers to success that hold them back from reaching their full potential.

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UBC Events

Buddhism in the Global Eye: Beyond East and West

  • August 10-12, 2016
  • St. John’s College, 2111 Lower Mall, Point Grey Campus
We will re-examine the widely held assumption that modern Buddhism is Buddhism with Western characteristics and to attempt to map out a better paradigm for explaining the modernization of Buddhism.