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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 >


Shedding new light on life with personalized medicine
May 31, 2017With the help of the Grech family's donation, a three year study was created, led by Professors Kevin and Cheryl Gregory-Evans using a personalized medicine approach to treating vision loss. Read More >


New online addiction training program launched
May 30, 2017The Online Addiction Medicine Diploma is the latest educational initiative of the B.C. Centre on Substance Use, which began operations this year. Read More >


UBC receives federal grant to promote safer boating
May 23, 2017The three-year project will be led by Ian Pike in the Department of Pediatrics. Read More >


Tuum Est! Graduation 2017
May 23, 2017Hundreds of graduates recently gathered to celebrate their achievements and look ahead to the next stage of their careers. Read More >

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