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Poor air quality kills 5.5 million worldwide annually

New research shows that more than 5.5 million people die prematurely every year due to household and outdoor air pollution. More than half of deaths occur in two of the world’s fastest growing economies, China and India.

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Business, Law and Society

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UBC Sauder study finds CEOs turfed too soon by short-sighted investors

CEOs of publicly traded companies are fired too quickly, putting firms at a long-term disadvantage, shows a forthcoming UBC Sauder School of Business study.

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Arts and Humanities

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UBC-led study finds beliefs about all-knowing gods fosters co-operation

Beliefs about all-knowing, punishing gods may have played a key role in expanding co-operation among far-flung peoples and led to the development of modern-day states, according to a UBC-led study published in Nature.

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Science, Health and Technology

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UBC researchers discover new glass technology

Imagine if the picture window in your living room could double as a giant thermostat or big screen TV.

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University News

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Hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser and renowned Vij restaurateurs among UBC Centennial honorary degree recipients

UBC will recognize 13 Centennial honorary degree recipients during spring graduation ceremonies.

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First Nations artists use technology to carve out new business model

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Local First Nations artists are working with UBC in the hopes technology can help carve out a new niche for their work in the art market.

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First Nations’ ancient medicinal clay shows promise against today’s worst bacterial infections

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Naturally occurring clay from Kisameet Bay, B.C. exhibits potent antibacterial activity against multidrug-resistant pathogens.

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$1-million donation helps UBC Botanical Garden’s Asian Garden grow

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A $1.05 million gift from the Franklinia Foundation will nearly double the size of the UBC Botanical Garden’s Asian Garden, and provide additional educational and training opportunities to future horticulturalists.

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Opinions

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Humanity’s best friend deserves legal recognition
Stanley Coren, a dog expert and an emeritus professor at UBC, is calling for legal recognition of the sentience of dogs. Read more here.

Expert Spotlight

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The Laws of Attraction

Looking for love this Valentine’s Day? Let science help you out. UBC’s Alec Beall, a PhD candidate in psychology, sums up the research into sexual attraction and offers a few tips for enhancing your appeal this weekend.

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UBC Athletics

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Clutch defence helps UBC win first game of the ‘World’ Cup

The UBC Thunderbirds won the first leg of the 2016 edition of the ‘World’ Cup series, earning a come-from-behind 20-15 victory over the California Golden Bears Saturday afternoon.

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Feature Video

Raj Patel: How Will We Eat In The Future?

UBC Reads Sustainability presents author Raj Patel, academic, journalist, activist and writer.

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UBC Events

LFS Centennial Session — Temple Grandin: maintaining high standards in animal welfare

  • Thursday, February 25, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, Jack Poole Hall, 6163 University Blvd