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Salish Sea seagull populations halved since 1980s

The number of seagulls in the Strait of Georgia is down by 50 per cent from the 1980s and UBC researchers say the decline reflects changes in the availability of food.

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Business, Law and Society

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Q&A: $7.5B transit plan goes to referendum this Spring

Professor Robin Lindsey, CN Chair in Transportation and International Logistics at UBC’s Sauder School of Business, says the proposed Congestion Tax is far from perfect, but may be better than the alternative.

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Arts and Humanities

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UBC Okanagan students examine social phenomenon of Cristiano Ronaldo

With more than 100 million Facebook fans, his own museum, and a blossoming career as a male model with his own line of clothing, there’s no doubt Portuguese soccer sensation Cristiano Ronaldo is known for more than just his skills on the pitch.

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Science, Health and Technology

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A place in the Sun: A new generation of solar cells

UBC microbiologist J. Thomas Beatty, bioengineer John Madden and chemist Curtis Berlinguette are working across disciplines to develop a new generation of solar cells. Their inspiration? Mother nature.

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University News

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RCMP seek public’s assistance in assault

The RCMP has released a statement advising the community of an assault that occurred on Sunday, February 22, 2015 in the South Campus area. We are providing the full text of the RCMP advisory inside.

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Branding the Oscars: how marketers leverage the social media buzz

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A UBC marketing and behavioural science professor discusses how businesses will be utilizing social media during the Oscars to reach consumers.

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UBC graduate student helps unravel the genetic foundation of her own family’s tragedy

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The master’s degree that Samantha Hansford received from the University of British Columbia last spring was more than a personal academic achievement.

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New online support tool for victims of partner violence

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When you’re at the receiving end of partner abuse, it can be tough knowing exactly what to do or how to turn the situation around.

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Opinions

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Vancouver needs a city-wide plan to manage growth

Penny Gurstein, Director, School of Community and Regional Planning at UBC, on why Vancouver's urban success has come at a cost. Read more here...

Expert Spotlight

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How to rev up a sputtering relationship

Is your relationship going stale? UBC psychology researcher Heather Morton explains the research behind flagging libidos, and offers tips on reigniting the flames of passion.

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UBC Athletics

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Sidhu leads UBC in sweep of Regina

The UBC Thunderbirds women’s basketball team advanced to the Canada West Final Four after completing a sweep over the Regina Cougars.

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Feature Video

Odyssey to the Sacred Headwaters

Prof. Wade Davis describes the beauty of the Sacred Headwaters, the threats to it, and the response of native groups and concerned citizens.

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UBC Events

Against all Odds: How Democracies Can Solve Climate Change

  • Mon Mar 2 2015, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • SFU Segal Building, 500 Granville St.
This discussion will highlight North American climate success stories that illustrate how government decisions can help tackle climate change, engage citizens and stimulate economic growth.