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New funding, strategy, put UBC in vanguard of B.C. innovation

With a boost of $200,000 from the BC Innovation Council and a comprehensive new campus strategy, UBC is taking steps to make it an unquestioned leader in entrepreneurial activity […]

International sustainable mining institute launched

UBC has partnered with Simon Fraser University, and École Polytechnique de Montréal to create The Canadian International Institute for Extractive Industries and Development (CIIEID). The Canadian institute will help developing countries benefit from their mining resources in environmentally and socially responsible ways […]

UBC nursing students develop handbook for African hospitals

A pair of fourth-year nursing students at UBC Okanagan, have revised and printed a handbook that will be given to nurses who work in rural outpost health clinics in Africa […]

Researchers discover treatment for rare blood cancer

UBC researchers have discovered a potential new treatment for a rare blood cancer that may also point the way to treating other more common diseases […]

Gay-straight alliances in schools reduce suicide risk for all students

A UBC study reveals that Canadian schools with explicit anti-homophobia interventions such as gay-straight alliances (GSAs) may reduce the odds of suicidal thoughts and attempts among both sexual minority and straight students […]

Study of Nepalese pilgrims challenges diagnosis of acute mountain sickness

A study led by UBC scientists calls into question the widely used method of diagnosing acute mountain sickness […]

UBC-VCH scientists use drug to repair a rare birth defect

UBC and Vancouver Coastal Health scientists have developed a potential cure for a rare eye disease that severely limits the vision of about 5,000 people in North America, showing for the first time that a drug can repair a birth defect […]

Scientific data lost at alarming rate

Eighty per cent of scientific data are lost within two decades, according to a new study that tracks the accessibility of data over time. The culprits? Old e-mail addresses and obsolete storage devices […]

Stephen Toope to lead U of T’s Munk School of Global Affairs

UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Stephen J. Toope will take up the post of Director of the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs starting January 1, 2015 […]


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