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Music students perform better in school than non-musical peers
June 24, 2019High school students who take music courses score significantly better on math, science and English exams than their non-musical peers, according to new UBC research. Read More >


Bruce McManus and Kimit Rai awarded Order of B.C.
June 20, 2019McManus and Rai are among 15 recipients and five from UBC to receive the honour this year. Read More >


Faculty of Medicine researchers among new and renewed Canada Research Chairs
June 18, 2019Over $275 million was invested for 346 new and renewed Chairs at 52 institutions across Canada. Read More >


UBC study holds promise for novel and safe treatment for Type 2 diabetes
June 17, 2019Reducing a protein in the fat cells of mice not only prevents onset of Type 2 diabetes but also appears to reverse the disease. Read More >


Low THC levels not linked to increased risk of car crashes
June 13, 2019New research led by Jeffrey Brubacher suggests that THC levels less than 5 ng/mL do not lead to increased risk of car crashes. Read More >


Building healthier communities
June 11, 2019School of Population and Public Health celebrates 10 years. Read More >


Mothers of colour experience high rates of mistreatment by providers during childbirth in the U.S.
June 11, 2019The study is the largest looking at mistreatment during childbirth. Read More >


Police presence near supervised consumption sites in Toronto discouraging access
June 10, 2019Research led by Geoff Bardwell at the BC Centre on Substance Use suggests that policing may be a key barrier to accessing life-saving health service. Read More >


Scientists edge closer to root causes of multiple sclerosis
June 6, 2019Researchers led by Carles Vilariño-Güell found mutations in 12 genes believed to be largely responsible for the onset of MS. Read More >


New treatment knocks out cancer with a one-two punch
June 6, 2019Developed by Shoukat Dedhar, new cancer treatment has potential to be a heavy hitter when combined with existing therapies. Read More >

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