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26/08/2013 Growing intercultural skills
The UBC Certificate in International Development, part of Continuing Studies, has received the 2013 International Program Excellence Award from UPCEA, The University Professional & Continuing Education Association.
26/08/2013 What’s really needed to raise children: More time, higher incomes
Paul Kershaw, an expert on family policy and generational equity, writes that today's parents are more squeezed for time, income and services than the predecessors.
26/08/2013 How to battle bullying
Shelley Hymel, a professor in Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education, discusses what can be done to curb school bullying.
26/08/2013 A home away from home for commuter students
UBC’s first collegium is designed to be a relaxing space where commuter students can spend time and socialize
26/08/2013 Commons sense
The new Ponderosa Commons offers a unique mix of living and academic space that redefines campus residence.
26/08/2013 UBC and China’s Chongqing government sign landmark academic cooperation agreement
UBC has concluded an unprecedented, five-year strategic cooperation agreement with China's Chongqing government.
26/08/2013 08/26/13 – 5
We are extremely pleased to have been shortlisted as finalists for the prestigious 2013 Allard prize http://ow.ly/oh5Zp
26/08/2013 08/26/13 – 4
Two important things: 1)UBC’s Kathryn Harrison is on Twitter @khar1958 2) she has a great op-ed on BC’s carbon tax http://ow.ly/oh5LP
26/08/2013 08/25/13 – 2
UBC has a whale of an exhibit http://bit.ly/14OXXOb
26/08/2013 08/26/13 – 3
Tech gadgets a game changer for UBC Thunderbirds coach Shawn Olson http://j.mp/16Jd8PA
15/05/2013 “Fish thermometer” reveals long-standing, global impact of climate change
Climate change has been impacting global fisheries for the past four decades by driving species towards cooler, deeper waters, according to University of British Columbia scientists.
14/05/2013 Cardio and weight training reduces access to health care in seniors
Forget apples – lifting weights and doing cardio can also keep the doctors away, according a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.
13/05/2013 Expert panel events for B.C. election
UBC experts on the B.C. election are holding two events – on election night, May 14, and the morning after, May 15 - where they will offer commentary and analysis of the 2013 provincial election.
13/05/2013 For tastier food, try a dash of workplace injustice
A new UBC study from the Sauder School of Business reveals that experiencing unfair treatment at work can sharpen the taste buds, providing evidence that stress has a physiological effect on people.
09/05/2013 UBC Okanagan Heat teams make grade to stay in top Canada West league
UBC’s Okanagan Heat athletic teams are now members of the Canada West club – for good.
09/05/2013 Which B.C. party is better at fiscal management? UBC prof provides independent assessment
A new study from UBC’s Sauder School of Business seeks to provide an independent assessment of the economic track records of British Columbia’s top political parties vying for the May 14th election. The study finds that no one party is significantly better at fiscal management than another. On average since 1991, according to the study, B.C. fiscal performance, compared to that of other provinces, has been modestly better under the NDP.
09/05/2013 Rich or poor, giving makes you happy: global research finds rare evidence of universal trait
People around the world, with both modest and comfortable incomes, reported being happier when they spent money on others than on themselves, say University of British Columbia and Harvard Business School professors who have popularized their findings in a new book, Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending.
07/05/2013 UBC hosts gathering of international university presidents, students
Presidents and students from universities around the world will be at the University of British Columbia May 8-10 to explore the impact of new technology on learning and research.
01/05/2013 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.
29/04/2013 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.


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