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UBC educates future teachers in mental health literacy

UBC is improving mental health literacy among its teacher candidates, arming them with the knowledge and skills they need to act as an intervenor in the battle against teen mental illness.

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Business, Law and Society

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Armchair political pundits put their money where their mouth is in election stock market

UBC’s Sauder School of Business Prediction Markets are up and running with traders already speculating on who will win Canada’s federal election this October.

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Arts and Humanities

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Back-to-school jitters? Helpful tips to help your children ease into the classroom

The start of a new school year can be especially daunting for children who are starting kindergarten or high school.

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Science, Health and Technology

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Botanists conduct first large-scale genetic study of marijuana, hemp

A study by Canadian researchers is providing a clearer picture of the evolutionary history and genetic organization of cannabis, a step that could have agricultural, medical and legal implications for this valuable crop.

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University News

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Libraries evolve to keep pace in rapidly changing world of technology

Academic university libraries have come a long way since the early days of the card catalogue system, microfiches, and rows of book stacks.

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UBC researchers develop drug to treat scarring and autoimmune diseases

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An anti-scarring drug invented by UBC researchers will soon complete testing to determine its safety in humans as a topically administered drug.

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Prof collected bottle refunds for 25 years, donates $1M to support UBC geology students

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A $1.1-million estate donation by geologist Wilbert R. “Ted" Danner will increase support for geology students at UBC.

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Stock market volatility: UBC experts available for comment

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UBC experts are available for commentary on global stock markets, which have plummeted in recent days.

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Opinions

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UBC president takes pride in her ‘magnificent university'
This centennial year presents the perfect opportunity to show that the spirit of excellence, innovation and intellectual inquiry is alive and well at UBC, says interim president and vice chancellor Martha Piper. Read more..

Expert Spotlight

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UBC expert calls for better water recycling in B.C.

UBC adjunct professor in engineering Troy Vassos calls for concerted action in installing water recycling systems in anticipation of future droughts.

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UBC Athletics

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Distance stars Au and Symonds join UBC women’s track and field

A pair of distance runners make up the first group of recruits for the UBC Thunderbirds women’s track and field team for the upcoming 2016 season.

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Feature Video

Lara Boyd: Stroke recovery

Neuroscientist and physical therapist Dr. Lara Boyd discusses her work in stroke recovery.

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UBC Events

UBC Farm Seed Production Field Day

  •  Sat Sep 5 2015, 1 - 4 PM
  • UBC Farm, Ross Dr.
Join UBC Farm's Mel Sylvestre on a Seed Production Field Day as she takes us through the essential points to keep in mind in order to ensure you are producing good seed.