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$6-million donation creates UBC’s largest endowed scholarship
July 12, 2017The gift from the late Sydney Friedman and Constance Livingtsone-Friedman supports travel by graduate and medical students in the health sciences. Read More >

The lasting impact of emotional intelligence programs
July 12, 2017Participating students had higher graduation rates and lower rates of drug use and behaviour problems. Read More >

Build bikeways and they will come
July 11, 2017Neighbourhoods with biking infrastructure had higher numbers of people cycling to work. Read More >

Canada 150+
June 26, 2017Discover and celebrate faculty and students that are changing and improving health outcomes for Canadians. Read More >

UBC finds potential biomarker for a surprising health hazard
June 23, 2017The Western red cedar, B.C.'s official tree, causes asthma in some people who cut and mill it. Read More >

Two life paths, one shared journey
June 20, 2017Siblings and Métis doctors Ben and Alexandra Sheppard recount their shared journey through UBC’s medical school. Read More >

Aligning health, heritage and wellbeing
June 20, 2017Clinical Assistant Professor and Coast Salish member of the Stz’uminus First Nation, Shannon Waters shares more on her work to improve First Nations health. Read More >

Drug costs vary by more than 600% in study of 10 high-income countries
June 12, 2017Canadians spent an estimated $2.3 billion more than the average of the nine comparator countries. Read More >

Guiding women through pregnancy, via text message
June 5, 2017SmartMom, Canada’s first prenatal education program delivered by text messaging, was developed by a team led by UBC's Patricia Janssen. Read More >

Mid-pelvic forceps, vacuum deliveries associated with higher rates of trauma for mothers and babies
June 5, 2017The UBC study found the procedures correlated with a higher rate of maternal or neonatal complications than cesarean deliveries. Read More >