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Researchers develop new weapon for hard-to-treat bacterial infections

Health workers may soon have a new weapon in the fight against abscesses—difficult-to-treat bacterial infections that lead to millions of emergency-room visits every year.

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Business, Law and Society

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UBC and University of Toronto partner to launch western arm of leading tech venture accelerator

The UBC Sauder School of Business is launching the Western Canadian version of the Creative Destruction Lab, a successful seed-stage program based at UofT’s Rotman School of Management.

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Arts and Humanities

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UBC expert on how politicians like Trump use hubris to achieve power

UBC psychology professor Jessica Tracy examines the role of pride in shaping our minds, and how pride helps politicians like Donald Trump attain power.

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Science, Health and Technology

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New smart road technology connects rural communities 

A rural village in India has a better connection to the world, thanks to an innovative UBC-developed road design that resists heavy rains, intense heat and poor drainage.

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University News

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Former UBC president Stephen Toope nominated as 346th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge

UBC’s congratulates Prof. Toope, UBC’s 12th President and Vice-Chancellor from 2006 to 2014, who was known for his outstanding leadership, scholarship and community service.

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Researchers discover key genes for climate adaptation shared between distantly related trees

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Despite 140 million years of independent evolution, two types of coniferous trees use the same small set of 47 genes to rapidly adapt to varying climates, according to an international team of forestry researchers.

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Structure of UBC’s tall wood building now complete

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The mass wood structure and façade has been completed for UBC’s Brock Commons student residence four months ahead of schedule, showcasing the advantages of building with wood.

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UBC researchers discover how cancer’s ‘invisibility cloak’ works

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UBC researchers have discovered how cancer cells become invisible to the body’s immune system, a crucial step that allows tumours to metastasize and spread throughout the body.

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Opinions

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Charter challenge to B.C. Mental Health Act long overdue
Isabel Grant, a UBC professor of law, co-wrote an op-ed for the Vancouver Sun on a challenge to the B.C. Mental Health Act under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
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Expert Spotlight

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New smart road technology connects rural communities 

A rural village in India has a better connection to the world, thanks to an innovative UBC-developed road design that resists heavy rains, intense heat and poor drainage.

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UBC Athletics

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T-Birds look to show that West is best

UBC will host Ottawa at War Memorial Gym on Saturday night in a preseason tilt with the Gee Gees.

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Feature Video

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Dr. Claudia Krebs is collaborating with colleagues around the world to transform medical anatomy education for thousands of students everywhere.

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UBC Events

Traditional Naming and Pole Raising Ceremony

  • Monday, October 3, 2016
  • 12:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
The Indigenous Research Partnerships in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems cordially invites you to attend a Pole Raising and Traditional Naming Ceremony of the Indigenous Health Research and Education Garden at UBC Farm. Click here to learn more.