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Faculty association questions former UBC president's resignation

Vancouver - UBC faculty association head, Mark MacLean, blasts UBC Board of Governors in an open letter questioning the events leading to the abrupt resignation of former UBC President Arvind Gupta.

UBC raising funds for Doctors without Borders fight against Ebola Special

Vancouver - On Black Friday, instead of shopping, students and teachers from the University of British Columbia's English Language Institute held a fair to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders fight against Ebola.

Video: UBC President Arvind Gupta talks about opportunities Special

Vancouver - Dr. Arvind Gupta, the new President of the University of British Columbia, hopes to usher in much-needed change for the university. Unlike previous generations, investing in a university degree may not guarantee a high-paying job when students graduate.

UBC a global microcosm says Gupta at President installation Special

Vancouver - Arvind Gupta commits to five themes for the University of British Columbia as the 13th President of the venerable institution in his installation speech today.

Garlic: Bad for the breath but good for baby formula

Garlic is an extremely beneficial member of the onion family, so much so that it has been used in folk medicine for generations. From heart disease to prostate problems and illnesses in between, the garlic bulb is useful for more than flavoring food.

Hokkaido University Botanic Garden — An oasis in downtown Sapporo Special

Sapporo - Located just a few minutes from the main transport hub of Sapporo, the Hokkaido University Botanical Garden offers visitors several historic buildings and the unique beauty, serenity and harmony of one of the most appealing natural spots in the city.

Is global warming affecting fish growth in the world’s oceans?

Vancouver - Global warming is not only changing the temperature and the oxygen content of the oceans, but can also significantly affect aquatic productivity and fisheries because of the reduction in size of marine fish species.

Teens trading sex for booze or drugs still live at home: Study

A new study out of British Columbia, Canada suggests a small number of rural teens are trading sex for booze or drugs. But what is even more surprising is that most of those kids still live at home with family.
 

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The ongoing retreat of Canada's glaciers will have significant effects on sea level rise, hydropower production, freshwater availability, and river ecosystems. Weather patterns greatly influence the speed at which the ice melts. Installing weather stations on these glaciers and simultaneously measuring melt rates and atmospheric conditions will allow us to better understand the main causes of glacier melt today.
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Building of the School of Theology at the University of British Columbia, Campus Point Grey, Vancouver.
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