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May 01, 2013 Let the shredding begin: North America’s first campus skatepark opens at UBC
UBC has opened the first campus skatepark in North America, giving students, campus residents and Metro enthusiasts a new place to get radical on their skateboards, BMX bikes and rollerblades.
Apr 29, 2013 UBC bootcamp helps aspiring politicians shape up for government
A new UBC program will give aspiring politicians the training to thrive as future elected officials and handle the challenges of government life.
Apr 25, 2013 Top photographer and much-loved poet to receive honorary degrees
World-renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky and internationally acclaimed poet Patrick Lane will receive honorary doctoral degrees during convocation ceremonies at UBC’s Okanagan campus this June.
Apr 19, 2013 Vancouver campus deploys new $5.1M ‘smart grid’ energy storage system
UBC President Stephen Toope today unveiled a new energy storage system, or prototype smart grid, created in partnership with Alpha Technologies Ltd. and Corvus Energy.
Apr 18, 2013 $25M grant brings African students to UBC
More than 110 students from Africa will receive comprehensive scholarships to live and learn at the University of British Columbia thanks to a $25 million grant from The MasterCard Foundation.
Apr 16, 2013 Vroum vroum – Test of metal for student engineered hovercrafts
Mechanical engineering student teams put their hovercraft projects to the test in fast-paced competition
Apr 16, 2013 Anxious about life? Tylenol may do the trick
UBC researchers have found a new potential use for the over-the-counter pain drug Tylenol. The study suggests the drug may also reduce the psychological effects of the fear and anxiety over the human condition, or existential dread.
Apr 15, 2013 UBC experts for B.C. election
From politics to pipelines, UBC experts are available to comment on the upcoming 2013 B.C. election campaign.
Apr 15, 2013 Expedition team releases photographs of threatened double-barrier reef
A rare double-barrier reef in the Philippines is facing grave threats and urgently needs increased protection, according to new photographic evidence released today by a team of marine conservationists and photographers organized by Project Seahorse, a partnership of the University of British Columbia and the Zoological Society of London.
Apr 12, 2013 Spinal cord researchers to benefit from $20 M investment from Rick Hansen Foundation
Spinal cord injury research at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health will be accelerated by a 10-year, $20 million contribution from the Rick Hansen Foundation.
Apr 10, 2013 Doctors not informed of harmful effects of medicines during sales visits
Family doctors receive little or no information about harmful effects of medicines in the majority of drug promotions during visits by drug company representatives, according to an international study involving Canadian, U.S. and French physicians.
Apr 08, 2013 Canada loses out on drug pricing: UBC study
Health systems worldwide are increasingly negotiating secret price rebates from pharmaceutical companies and Canadians risk losing out on the deal.


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