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The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC’s West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and questioned the status quo. With close to 63,000 students from 160 countries and more than 5,400 faculty on two campuses in Vancouver and the Okanagan, UBC is a place where bold thinking develops into ideas that can change the world. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning.

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Data collected by governments is a treasure trove of useful information for researchers. Shutterstock

Data collected by governments can be useful to researchers, but only when accessed carefully

A recent public deliberation in British Columbia identified that access to government data should be managed carefully and efficiently.
Measles is contagious three or four days before a rash appears on the skin, making it highly communicable. (Shutterstock)

Why parents should fear measles, not the vaccine

Seven to 10 days in bed with a high fever and rash is the best outcome you can expect if your child catches measles. Brain damage or death is the worst.
Rats are part of the urban ecosystem and an urban ecology approach to managing their populations may involve learning to share the city. Mert Guller/Unsplash

Living with rats involves understanding the city as an ecosystem

An ecosystems approach to cities that recognizes rats as part of the ecosystem can help address the challenges presented by urban rats.
Students who were highly engaged in instrumental music were, on average, over one year ahead in their math, English and science skills. (Shutterstock)

Music engagement and achievement predicts higher grades in math, science and English

Researchers who looked at over 110,000 students found that learning an instrument in elementary school, and continuing music study into high school, significantly improves school achievement.
Radiation therapy for ringworm. (Museum of Saint Louis Hospital, Paris, in Gérard Tilles, 'Ringworms and the Ringworm Children at the Hôpital Saint-Louis-From Medical Neglect to Bio-Social Obsession')

A generation of Canadian children was given radiation treatment and never warned of the cancer risks

Many Canadians underwent radiation treatment for benign illnesses in the 1940s and 1950s. There has been no systematic investigation or education campaign to alert those patients to their increased risks of thyroid cancer today.
Getting a healthy meal on the table every night is a challenge for many mothers. ESB Professional/Shutterstock.com

Time to cook is a luxury many families don’t have

Celebrity chefs often preach about the ease of home cooking and meal planning. But for most mothers juggling a job, child care, housework and meal prep, this is virtually impossible.
Researchers are testing an equity-based model in emergency departments, mental health agencies and hospital units. (Shutterstock)

Equity in health care improves people’s health

When care is equity-oriented, patients report fewer depression and trauma symptoms, less chronic pain and improved quality of life.
Commissioner Michèle Audette speaks during ceremonies marking the release of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls report in Gatineau, Que., on June 3, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls: An epidemic on both sides of the Medicine Line

The United States could learn from Canada's national attention being put on the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
Global collaborations between the political and educational sectors aim to address the challenges faced by women scientists. Shutterstock

Global collaborations are changing conditions for women in STEM

Academic partnerships with diplomats, industry leaders and others, can provide a comprehensive approach to addressing the challenges faced by women in STEM.
Prendre un petit-déjeuner faible en glucides peut aider à réduire les fringales plus tard dans la journée – une stratégie simple et efficace non seulement pour les personnes souffrant de diabète de type 2, mais pour quiconque désirant améliorer son alimentation. Shutterstock

Sans pain ni gruau, un petit-déjeuner faible en glucides réduit les poussées de glycémie du diabète de type 2

De nouvelles recherches montrent qu'un petit-déjeuner faible en glucides réduit à la fois les pics de sucre le matin et les envies de sucre le soir, chez les personnes atteintes de diabète de type 2.
Eating a low-carbohydrate breakfast could help curb cravings for treats later in the day – a simple and powerful strategy not just for those with Type 2 diabetes, but for anyone looking to improve their diet. (Shutterstock)

Forget toast and oatmeal, low-carb breakfasts reduce sugar spikes in those with Type 2 diabetes

New research shows that eating a low-carbohydrate breakfast both reduces sugar spikes in the morning and reduces cravings for sweet foods in the evening, in people with Type 2 diabetes.

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