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UBC researchers are helping us imagine a city where people feel more connected.

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Pregnant people of minoritized racial identities experience more pressure from providers.

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Free-roaming domestic animals can transfer infectious parasites and diseases like rabies.

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Dr. Horacio Bach discusses vaccination against the latest variants of SARS-CoV-2. 

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The pandemic has exacerbated high levels of errors and mistreatment in health care.

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The earlier that pre-schoolers start this treatment, the better.

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Wastewater surveillance involves testing sewage to obtain data about population health.

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Writers have explored how abortion becomes entangled with how we shape the future.

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Trees and green spaces are an antidote for the stressors of modern life. 

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A UBC prof examined all unexpected deaths in Canada during the pandemic’s first 19 months.

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A UBCO professor’s passion for change manifests in equity-driven community research.

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Anchoring dialogue about mental health to fun activities could be the key.

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UBCO’s collaboration with the community breaks down barriers to harm reduction services.

Crowd outside the U.S. Supreme Court, protesting the possible overturning of Roe v. Wade. One prominent sign reads: "March like your future depends on it."

Two UBC law profs weigh in on the draft decision and why it’s a “devastating blow” for women.

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Many queer people faced mental-health inequities during the pandemic.

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Despite persistent inequities, Indigenous responses to the pandemic have been innovative.

UBCO's Dr. Thu-Thuy Dang

A scientific team conducted a genetic investigation into the "happy tree."

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A UBC concussion study could pave the way for safer hockey.

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When it comes to sustainable weight loss, how effective is tracking what you eat?

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The pandemic has catalyzed more accessible ways to deliver abortion care.