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Origins of an epidemic: Purdue pharma knew its opioids were widely abused

The New York Times cited UBC research in a story about the opioid epidemic. UBC researchers interviewed local drug dealers and abusers to learn the black market value of legal […]

Prescribing of ADHD stimulants has soared in B.C., agency warns

The Vancouver Sun highlighted research from the UBC Therapeutics Initiative that found more than four per cent of elementary school children in B.C. are taking stimulant medications for attention-deficit hyperactivity […]

‘Incredibly fierce’ UBC graduate among activists detained in Saudi Arabia

CBC reported that Loujain Al-Hathloul, a UBC alumna, was among 10 activists recently arrested in Saudi Arabia. Al-Hathloul graduated with a degree in Arts from UBC.

Hey! Teachers! Leave them cords alone!

Amanda Hu, a laryngologist and a clinical professor of otolaryngology, spoke to the Georgia Straight about the need for teachers to take care of their voices. She discussed the potential that […]

Why high-altitude trips affect heart functioning

International Business Times mentioned UBC in an article about research into heart functioning at high altitudes. Researchers from UBC’s Okanagan campus, Cardiff Metropolitan University, and the Loma Linda University School […]

Vitamins won’t prevent a heart attack or make you live longer: study

James McCormack, a professor in UBC’s faculty of pharmaceutical sciences commented for a Global article about a study that found multivitamins showed no health benefits. “It shows what we’ve known […]

Rumours of royal honeymoon to Jasper, Alta., for Harry and Meghan boon for tourism

The Globe and Mail quoted Sarika Bose, a sessional lecturer in UBC’s English department, about the potential of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex spending their honeymoon in Canada. She […]

Canada well-positioned for move to knowledge-based economy says MP

Kelowna Capital News mentioned UBC’s Okanagan campus in a story about a shift to a knowledge-based economy in Canada. UBCO is a partner in Canada’s new Digital Technology Supercluster.

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