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Hunt for the FUN(gi) Facts!

Hunt for the FUN(gi) Facts! Monday, October 3, 2016 – Mon, October 31, 2016 Earth Sciences Building, UBC Point Grey Campus Join the Mushroom Hunt! Throughout October, capture the most […]

Damaged and adrift UBC Sailbot relocated as boat regains power

An autonomous sailboat designed by a group of UBC students has regained power and has been located in the Atlantic, CBC News reported. The boat lost power during a storm […]

Are infrared saunas healthy?

Dr. Richard Beever, a clinical assistant professor of family medicine at UBC, commented on the possible health benefits of infrared saunas in a Time article. Beever reviewed studies on the […]

Transgender youth ‘just as likely to get pregnant’

The New Zealand Herald and the Vancouver Sun highlighted new UBC research that showed trans youth get pregnant at about the same rate as their non-trans peers. The researchers found that […]

UBC hands out free opioid antidote kits amid B.C. overdose crisis

UBC is providing free opioid antidote kits to students without a prescription as part of a provincial program aimed at curbing fentanyl overdoses in B.C., the Vancouver Sun reports. Patricia […]

Trudeau and the G20 summit in review

Yves Tiberghien, director of the Institute of Asian Research at UBC, discussed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first trip to China in a Roundhouse Radio interview (14:25 mark). Tiberghien said the […]

Healthy back-to-school plans

Dr. Louise Masse, a professor with the Child and Family Research Institute with UBC, has a few suggestions on how parents can minimize student stress. Parents should provide some structure […]

How to keep plenty of fish in the sea

Closing the ocean to fishing could save fish species, according to new UBC analysis reported by Metro News Halifax (scroll to page 15). UBC environmental science professor William Cheung examined three […]

New injectable drug fights hard-to-control asthma

United Press International and US News & World Report featured the discovery of a powerful new treatment for asthma. The drug, benralizumab, kills white blood cells called eosinophils that have been […]

UBC AMS Firstweek returns with more than 30 events

UBC’s Alma Mater Society will hold more than 30 events in AMS Firstweek, according to Daily Hive. Activities planned from Sept. 3 to 17 include a paint party and a […]

First Arctic patrol ship called ‘significant challenge’

The Canadian Press reported on Irving Shipyard’s difficulties completing Canada’s first Arctic offshore patrol ship on time and within budget. UBC political science professor Michael Byers said government will likely […]

BC student-teacher ratio sees improvement

Ministry of Education data show that the student-teacher ratio in B.C.’s public schools improved slightly over the last 14 years, according to 24 Hours. A typical full-time teacher watched over […]

UBC extending consultations on new sex-assault policy

UBC said Wednesday it would extend consultation on a new sexual assault policy beyond the original deadline of Sept. 30, reports the Globe and Mail. Sara-Jane Finlay, associate vice-president of […]

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