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CBC The National

Paralyzed man Darek Fidyka walks after cell transplant, rehab

Globe and Mail

Farmers worry over dwindling legacy of ALR

Globe and Mail

What rights should we have to digital privacy?

Op/Ed

Vancouver Sun

Cervical cancer can be prevented

Local News

Vancouver Sun

Building with wood may save lives

UBC Alumni

Globe and Mail

Argo linebacker Emry steps out of the dark

 

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Paralyzed man Darek Fidyka walks after cell transplant, rehab
CBC The National

A Bulgarian man paralyzed from the chest down can walk again after a pioneering surgery from British and Polish scientists.

“It’s an anecdotal study. It is interesting, but I think we should not raise the hopes of all the patients in the world,” said UBC’s Wolfram Tetzlaff, director of the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries. “So whether the cells are actually doing something or not is premature to say.”

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Farmers worry over dwindling legacy of ALR
Globe and Mail

The future of B.C. farming and the issues with the Agricultural Land Reserve, a zoning designation that is applied to 4.7 million hectares of public and private land in the province, are discussed in a new article in The Globe and Mail.

More needs to be done to help young farmers produce food, says UBC land and food systems professor Hannah Wittman, who proposes a provincial land bank that would allow for long-term leases on Crown land within the ALR.

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What rights should we have to digital privacy?
Globe and Mail

A 73-year-old drama teacher at a private school in Montreal has been fired after a film she appears nude in from 40 years ago surfaced online.

“This is something that, not just schools, but we’re all going to have to get used to: Our past can easily become our present and become so much more visible,” said UBC journalism professor Alfred Hermida. “We need to find a way of making smart decisions about that and not reacting with, ‘We think your past is wrong so we’re going to condemn you for what you did 40 years ago.’”

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Cervical cancer can be prevented
Vancouver Sun

Two UBC doctors are calling on parents across Canada to vaccinate their daughters against human papilloma virus in a new op-ed in the Vancouver Sun

“It is an ironic thing when we have struggled for so long to find the cure for cancer. We run marathons, raise money for research, and hold events for hospital foundations,” write Lily Eghdami and Melica Nourmoussavi, residents in the UBC’s Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology. “So how is it that when a cure is presented to the public, people are not rushing to get it?”

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Building with wood may save lives
Vancouver Sun

The benefits of wood-frame buildings, especially if an earthquake hits, are discussed in a new article in the Vancouver Sun.

“A building that has the ability to dissipate energy provided by the earth shaking is much better than one that cannot,” said Carlos Ventura, director of UBC’s earthquake engineering facility.

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Argo linebacker Emry steps out of the dark
Globe and Mail

Shea Emery, Toronto Argonauts linebacker and former UBC Thunderbird, is speaking publicly for the first time about his battle with depression.

“I want to be the most confident, strong person I can be for my son but at some point I might falter and that’s fine,” he said. “Men must realize there’s no shame in feeling vulnerable or putting yourself out there because everyone’s going to be vulnerable at some point.”

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