How to stay sane when your child can’t sleep

Your child’s sleep problems may be making you depressed and unsure of your parenting skills, says a new paper by UBC sleep expert and nursing professor Wendy Hall.

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Business, Law and Society

Why everyone loses at the workplace blame game

A new UBC Sauder School of Business study finds the demoralizing effects of what researchers call “swift blame” not only hurts employees, but also the bottom line.

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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

Ten million tonnes of fish wasted every year despite declining fish stocks

Industrial fishing fleets dump nearly 10 million tonnes of good fish back into the ocean every year, according to new research.

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University News

UBC Emergency Preparedness Exercise June 28th 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

UBC is conducting an emergency preparedness exercise on campus at Main Mall and Agronomy Road June 28th from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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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

Universe of the brain

  • Tuesday June 27, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • HR Macmillan Space Centre, 1100 Chestnut Street
Join The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health for an interactive evening on the universe of the mind, and come away with a better understanding of your brain.