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UBC Library acquires copy of ‘the most beautiful of all printed books’ – the Kelmscott Chaucer

A new chapter in teaching is about to begin for the UBC Library with the acquisition of one of the world’s most extraordinary books: the Kelmscott Chaucer.

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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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New tool for medical students’ anatomy lessons – a virtual scalpel

First-year medical students at UBC will begin using a state-of-the-art touch-screen table that displays detailed images of internal anatomy.

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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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UBC researchers plumb the secrets of tissue paper

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Canada’s tissue manufacturers are now much closer to producing the perfect paper, thanks to new UBC research.

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

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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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African bird shows signs of evil stepdad behaviour

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An African desert-dwelling male bird favours his biological sons and alienates his stepsons, suggests research published today in Biology Letters.

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Opinions

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IV vitamins: Say it isn’t so
Julie Robillard, a UBC neurology professor and Judy Illes, a UBC neurology professor and Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics, criticized the business of intravenous vitamin therapy.
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Expert Spotlight

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UBC experts available on MMIW inquiry

Details of the national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls are expected to be released this morning. UBC experts are available for comment.

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UBC Athletics

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UBC and Manitoba to make CIS history in VI Thunder Bowl

The exhibition game will make history as the first ever CIS football game played on Vancouver Island.

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THC makes rats lazy

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

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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.