Turning Divers into Citizen Scientists

Lindsay Aylesworth is a PhD Candidate with Project Seahorse at the University of British Columbia, Canada. In Thailand, she collaborates with Dr. Tse-Lynn Loh, postdoctoral research associate at the John G. Shedd Aquarium, to investigate how seahorse catch and trade affect their wild populations, which helps to inform seahorse conservation and management. Recently, Lindsay co-authored a PADI […]
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Culture club remix

The UBC Intercultural Alliance connects different student cultural groups UBC’s Vancouver campus is home to students who come from 150 countries, one of the most diverse academic communities in the world. It’s one of the reasons students say they choose UBC. Yet once here, people still tend to mix with those who share a similar […]
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The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation grants $2.6 million to improve data on world fisheries

The University of British Columbia’s Sea Around Us project has received $2.6 million (U.S.) from The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to provide African and Asian countries with more accurate and comprehensive fisheries data to help them better analyze and support their ocean resources and local economies. “This generous support will help UBC fisheries researchers […]
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UBC experts for comment on 100th anniversary of First World War

July 28 marks 100 years since the beginning of the First World War. Photo: State Library of Southern Australia, Flickr UBC experts are available to comment on the Great War’s impact from a variety of perspectives: political, historical and cultural. HISTORY, POLITICS: Richard Price Professor, Dept. of Political Science To reach by phone, please contact […]
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Global study ranks world’s most efficient airports for 2014

The Atlanta International Airport is the most efficient airport in the world, according to researchers at UBC’s Sauder School of Business. Photo: Daniel Betts, Wikimedia Commons Atlanta International Airport is the most efficient airport in the world, according to a comprehensive ranking of global airports, conducted by a team of international aviation academics at the […]
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A university parent’s back to school companion

UBC student Derrick Gravener says parents of new university students should have a frank discussion of finances their child. Photo: Paul Joseph A UBC student offers five tips for parents new to the university experience The first year of university is an exciting, emotional, awkward, eye-opening and anxious time for new students. It can also […]
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Vancouver campus: All things new and beautiful

The University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus on Point Grey is a treasure trove for architecture enthusiasts. A host of recent buildings combine bold designs with novel features that will be a boon to community. Here is a look at what’s new, just in time for the 2014 winter session. UBC Bookstore The expanded UBC […]
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The Vantage advantage

UBC’s new Vantage College helps international students find their voice Growing up in Yemen, Ziad Merdas learned quickly how to adjust to new circumstances. The Arab nation has seen its fair share of turmoil but nothing deterred him from completing high school. “Yemenis learn to adapt with many life barriers such as regular blackouts that […]
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African students share experiences after first year in Canada

African students who have received full scholarships from the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program to study at universities across North America are gathering at UBC this weekend. The program funds education for students who come from economically disadvantaged areas and are committed to leading change in their communities after completing their studies. UBC joined the program […]
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President’s Advisory Council on China announced

Former Canadian prime minister Paul Martin and influential Chinese economist Justin Yifu Lin will head the University of British Columbia’s President’s Advisory Council on China. UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Stephen Toope appointed Martin and Lin honorary chairs of the PACC in recognition of the university’s commitment to deeper academic engagement with China. “I am delighted […]
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  • UBC’s biggest move-in weekend of the year
    Thousands of students moved into their new homes at UBC’s Vancouver campus over the weekend. A similar story appeared in The Province and CBC News.
  • Pills may put babies at risk
    Taking antidepressants during pregnancy may do more harm than good, says a UBC professor. “If antidepressants made such a big difference, and women on them were eating better, sleeping better […]
  • ‘Gayborhoods’ fade with acceptance of LGBT
    Historically gay neighbourhoods across the United States are becoming increasingly straighter as more heterosexual couples move in, suggests new UBC research. “We have to ask the question, ‘What will happen […]
  • Rethinking frosh week
    A number of Canadian universities have revamped their first-year orientation events in light of last year’s reported incidents of questionable behaviour on campuses across the country.  The rape chants sung […]

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