The problem with love stories

Two years ago, Mandy Len Catron’s essay, “To fall in love with anyone, do this,” was published in the New York Times’ popular Modern Love column and made international headlines.

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Business, Law and Society

Following in the footsteps of their Métis ancestors

Nearly 150 years after their ancestors fought against Canada’s first federal government, two students graduating from the Peter A. Allard School of Law this week are carrying on their families’ tradition of advancing Indigenous rights.

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Arts and Humanities

Alix Ohlin named new chair of creative writing program

Acclaimed Canadian author Alix Ohlin has been appointed the next chair of UBC’s creative writing program, effective January 1, 2018.

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Science, Health and Technology

Health experts on B.C. heat wave

UBC experts are available to discuss the health implications of the heat wave that is expected to hit parts of southwestern B.C. over the weekend. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement.

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University News

Innovative software converts Wi-Fi data into energy savings

For the first time in Canada, a University of British Columbia engineer has found a way to use Wi-Fi to determine the number of building occupants and adjust ventilation accordingly.

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When the rubber hits the road: Recycled tires create stronger concrete

UBC engineers have developed a more resilient type of concrete using recycled tires that could be used for concrete structures like buildings, roads, dams and bridges while reducing landfill waste.

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Subsidies promote overfishing and hurt small-scale fishers worldwide

Large-scale fisheries receive about four times more subsidies than their small-scale counterparts, with up to 60 per cent of those subsidies promoting overfishing.

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Parents’ reasons for not vaccinating children influence public attitudes toward them

Mothers are viewed negatively if their child hasn’t been vaccinated, no matter the reason.

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Opinions

Indigenous people don’t need sanction of settler saviours
The Vancouver Sun published an op-ed by Daniel Heath Justice, the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture at UBC.
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Expert Spotlight

UBC experts on return of B.C. legislature

The British Columbia legislature reconvenes Thursday with a confidence vote expected following Premier Christy Clark’s throne speech.

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UBC Athletics

Eight Thunderbirds to watch in the CFL this summer

The summer is always good for ‘Bird watching in the CFL. This summer is no exception as eight former UBC Thunderbirds will be on the opening day rosters.

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Feature Video

Talk and Tour: Beaty Biodiversity Museum

Nicole Balsdon, education and outreach coordinator at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, takes us on a tour.

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UBC Events

Joy of Feeding

  • Saturday June 24, 2017 from 5:99 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • 3461 Ross Drive, UBC
Join us for Joy of Feeding, an inter-generational, international food festival and fundraiser for the UBC Farm that celebrates home-cooked dishes from around the world.