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Walkable neighbourhoods more desirable, produce better health outcomes

People who prefer to walk and who live in neighbourhoods that promote walking report healthier lifestyles and better health outcomes than those who want to walk but who live in more car-friendly neighbourhoods.


Business, Law and Society

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Gender equality leads to more Olympic medals for men and women

Gender equality boosts a country’s Olympic medal count not just for women, but for men as well, shows a new study from the University of British Columbia.

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Arts and Humanities

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An acceptance letter 69 years late

An 87-year-old Canadian doctor of Japanese ancestry is the first student in a new UBC program on Asian Canadian studies.

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Science, Health and Technology

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Kids eat better if their parents went to college

Children of college-educated parents eat more vegetables and drink less sugar according to a new study from UBC.

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University News

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Seven UBC professors elected to Royal Society of Canada

Seven University of British Columbia faculty members have been inducted into the Royal Society of Canada.

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Big trees bring out our inner tree hugger

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The BC Big Tree Registry, which aims to chronicle B.C.’s most majestic forest giants, has found a new home in the Faculty of Forestry.


Canada’s image of Oka, 24 years later


A professor searches for new meaning in one of the country’s most iconic photographs.


Physician, teach thyself

Claudia Krebs

New technologies are helping future doctors take their education into their own hands.



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Civility and the city

UBC's Bruce McManus discusses how best to measure the civility of a city in a new op-ed in the Vancouver SunRead more...

Expert Spotlight

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Bug bites

A UBC expert makes the case for eating insects.

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UBC Athletics

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UBC volleyball players to lead Canada at World Championship

Four past and present UBC Thunderbirds women's volleyball players will lead Canada at the 17th FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship.

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Feature Video

Earthquake early-alert systems installed at 50 B.C. schools

Placing earthquake sensors in schools is step one of a UBC engineer’s vision for a life-saving warning network.

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UBC Events

Divisional Concert: Strings

  • Tue Sep 30 2014, 12 PM - 1 PM
  • Barnett Hall
Free afternoon concert from UBC's School of Music.