Will Angela Merkel win a fourth term in Germany’s election?

Germans head to the polls Sunday in a parliamentary vote that will determine whether Angela Merkel remains chancellor for a fourth term.

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Business, Law and Society

Limiting cheap offshore labour doesn’t always create domestic jobs

U.S. President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to bring jobs back to America. But his plan to limit outsourcing of manufacturing jobs may be flawed, according to research from the UBC Sauder School of Business.

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Arts and Humanities

Running group helps half its graduates quit smoking

Joining a running group can help you quit smoking. That’s the conclusion of a new UBC study that found that half the people who completed a 10-week program were able to successfully quit smoking.

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Science, Health and Technology

Early guidance can help future moms fight fear of childbirth

Caesarean deliveries in most developed countries, including Canada, are at least 10 to 20 per cent higher than recommended by the World Health Organization, and many efforts to decrease unnecessary C-sections have failed.

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University News

A full house for Prime Minister Trudeau’s Town Hall at UBC Okanagan

Over 2,500 people were on hand at the UBC Okanagan campus on Wednesday night for a Town Hall event hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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Going diving in the tropics? Don’t eat the reef fish!

Reducing tourist consumption of reef fish is critical for Palau’s ocean sustainability, finds a new UBC study that suggests other small island nations might also consider adopting this strategy.

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Changes in Earth’s crust caused oxygen to fill the atmosphere

Scientists have long wondered how Earth’s atmosphere filled with oxygen.

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You’re not alone in feeling alone

Feel like everyone else has more friends than you do? You’re not alone— but merely believing this is true could affect your happiness.

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Opinions

Ottawa must improve research funding or risk losing innovation race The Globe and Mail published an op-ed co-written by Santa Ono, the president and vice-chancellor of UBC, about the need for research funding in Canada. Read more.

Expert Spotlight

UBC experts on B.C. marijuana legalization framework

Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth is expected to outline B.C’s next steps in the legalization of recreational marijuana later today. UBC experts are available to comment.

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UBC Athletics

UBC officially opens National Soccer Development Centre

UBC President Santa Ono, Parliamentary Secretary Ravi Kahlon and Vancouver Whitecaps FC president Bob Lenarduzzi will officially open UBC’s new National Soccer Development Centre.

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Feature Video

Campus Tip: Food Hacks

Many of UBC’s food outlets offer deals and you can also order ahead to skip the line. Find out how in the “Food Hacks” edition of Campus Tips.

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UBC Events

Harvest Feastival

  • September 28 from 4-10 pm
  • University Commons (outside the AMS Nest) and Arts & Culture District
Grab your friends and colleagues for a night of food, art and culture. Start things off with a little cocktail & conversation at the Alumni Centre, and then head just a few steps away for a feast featuring fall favourites from the UBC Farm.