Genetics reveal mysteries of hard-to-treat bacterial infection in cystic fibrosis

New UBC research on bacteria that cause major problems for those with cystic fibrosis reveals clues as to how it proliferates for so long in the lungs and offers new ideas for treatments to explore.


Business, Law and Society

UBC Sauder’s election prediction markets take on pollsters

The UBC Sauder School of Business’s Prediction Markets are up and running, with traders speculating on who will win B.C. provincial election on May 9.

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Arts and Humanities

How birthplace and education influence marriage choices in China

Many people choose their spouse based on shared values and interests. But in China, another important, relatively unknown factor plays a role: hukou, and it may be contributing to growing socioeconomic disparity in the country’s largest city, according to a new UBC study.

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Science, Health and Technology

Inactive teens develop lazy bones, study finds

Inactive teens have weaker bones than those who are physically active, according to a new study.

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University News

Universities establish joint centre to use data for social good in Cascadia region

In an expansion of regional cooperation, the University of British Columbia and the University of Washington today announced the establishment of the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative.

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New flexible sensor holds potential for foldable touch screens

Picture a tablet that you can fold into the size of a phone and put away in your pocket, or an artificial skin that can sense your body’s movements and vital signs.


Brain patterns cannot reveal end-of-life decisions for patients with severe brain injuries

A growing field of research is examining the brain patterns produced by people with severe brain injuries who can no longer communicate and appear to be in a vegetative state.


Scotiabank funds $2-million cybersecurity and financial data initiative at UBC

UBC is poised to accelerate cybersecurity and financial risk research in Canada and beyond, thanks to a $2-million donation from Scotiabank.



Why Morneau got cold feet over ridding Canada of tax credits
The Globe and Mail published an op-ed about tax credits by Kevin Milligan, a professor at UBC’s Vancouver School of Economics.
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Expert Spotlight

Consumer behaviour causing premature deaths from air pollution

A UBC researcher is drawing attention to the human cost of our consumer behaviour by examining the number of deaths caused by air pollution from manufacturing goods.

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UBC Athletics

UBC rugby star cuts it off for the kids

UBC Rugby scrum half Cole Keffer has always had long blonde locks, but that will change Sunday in support of a good cause.

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Feature Video

FNHA and UBC establish chair to prevent cancer

The First Nations Health Authority and UBC have created a faculty position dedicated to improving cancer outcomes and overall wellness.

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UBC Events

Sexual Health 2017: Conversations that Matter

  • Friday March 31 and Saturday April 1, 2017
  • Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
This popular conference seeks to expand the conversation around sexual health for health professionals.