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THC makes rats lazy, less willing to try cognitively demanding tasks: UBC study

New research from the University of British Columbia suggests there may be some truth to the belief that marijuana use causes laziness— at least in rats.

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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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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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Why your kids should play in the dirt

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Kids are urged to wash up before dinner, and a bottle of hand sanitizer on the desk is de rigueur for elementary-school teachers. But could all this hygiene actually be harming children?

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Montreal households the greenest in Canada: UBC study

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

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UBC experts on back-to-school issues

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UBC experts are available to comment on back-to-school issues, including B.C.’s new K-12 curriculum, funding, bullying and more.

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Opinions

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Why Trudeau should move to safeguard Northwest Passage

The Globe and Mail published an op-ed by Michael Byers, a UBC law professor and research chair in Global Politics and International Law.

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Expert Spotlight

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UBC experts on Rio 2016 Olympics

UBC experts are ready to comment on Games-related topics.

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UBC Athletics

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T-Birds and Team Canada at Rio 2016

Follow our UBC Thunderbirds athletes making Canada proud at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

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Feature Video

South Okanagan Family Practice Residency

The South Okanagan Family Practice Residency launched in the Spring of 2016. Participants talk about the opportunities it provides.

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UBC Events

Harry Potter Exhibition at UBC Library

  • Every Wednesday, 11am-12pm
  • Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC Point Grey Campus
Experience the Harry Potter Collection in person. Visit Rare Books and Special Collections at UBC Library for a hands on tour.