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How Graham Lee is giving UBC entrepreneurs an edge

entrepreneurship@UBC, also known as e@UBC, was recently featured in BC Business. e@UBC offers resources and support to UBC students, staff, faculty or recent alumni who are trying to start a […]

Overdoses can be avoided by sticking to routine

Drug users would be safer if they stick to familiar places and routines, according to Marvin Krank, a psychology professor at UBC’s Kelowna campus. Krank pointed out studies done many […]

Flipping Vancouver’s real estate market on its head

Vancouver’s housing crisis has reached alarming proportions, UBC population and public health professor Paul Kershaw told Metro News Vancouver. He said it takes young people 23 years to save for […]

16 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sept. 12

The Straight‘s list of 16 events happening in Metro Vancouver on Sept. 12 include an exhibition of Papua New Guinea carvings at the Museum of Anthropology and a jazz benefit […]

UBC Farm to host free open house

UBC Farm is holding a free open house on Sept. 17, alongside the regular Saturday farm market, reports Scout magazine. Free workshops, tours, music and other activities are included.

Health Canada approves cannabis PTSD study

Health Canada has approved a clinical trial to see if marijuana really works for PTSD, reports CHEK News. Nanaimo-based medical marijuana producer Tilray and UBC will provide vaporizers to 42 […]

UBC research could help local governments plan together

UBC economics professor John Janmaat has developed an approach to modelling land use change that could help different towns coordinate their planning better, report Castanet and Kelowna Capital News. Janmaat’s […]

Sanctions busters are bad for business

Canadian armoured vehicle manufacturer Streit Group is being investigated for allegedly violating arms embargoes in Libya and Sudan. Michael Byers, the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law […]

Both men and women can be perpetrators of domestic violence

UBC psychology professor Don Dutton believes it’s time to rethink the notion that men are the only perpetrators of domestic violence. In a Vancouver Sun op-ed, Dutton said the fact […]

UBC centre to honour residential school survivors

Construction for a centre to honour survivors of residential schools will begin Monday at UBC, reports the Canadian Press.  The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre will feature interactive […]

Vancouver school suspends ‘process drama’ exercise

UBC linguistics professor Carla Hudson Kam commented on a role-playing exercise at a Vancouver school that aroused parents’ concern. “Anyone who has taken introductory psychology should have seen red flags […]

Data suggest Vancouver housing supply isn’t the issue

New data provided by urban planner Andy Yan suggest that supply alone isn’t the reason for Vancouver’s lack of affordability, according to the Globe and Mail. Yan used Canada Mortgage […]

Why mental health matters for students

A Daily Hive article on student stress focused on the experiences of a 21-year-old former UBC student and provided resources for combatting university-related mental health challenges. These include UBC Counselling Services, […]

UBC 411: live music, hangover breakfast and more

The best live music at UBC, the best cheap lunch and other tips on life at UBC was the focus of a recent Maclean’s story. Other attractions mentioned include Wreck […]

Genetic changes in the lifetime of individual trees

CBC’s Quirks and Quarks featured a UBC student’s search for genetic mutations in old-growth giant Sitka spruce in the Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park on Vancouver Island. Vincent Hanlon, a forestry […]

Research and beauty mix on the Marshall Islands

Sara Cannon, a geography graduate student at UBC, talked about her summer doing research on the Marshall Islands, a chain of volcanic atolls and coral islands in the Central Pacific. […]

Centre for India and South Asia Research Open House 2016