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Hickman Presents Restoring The Lost Anti-Injunction Act At British Columbia

Kristin Hickman (Minnesota) presented Restoring the Lost Anti-Injunction Act, 103 Va. L. Rev. __ (2017) (with Gerald Kerska (J.D. 2017, Minnesota)), yesterday at University of British Columbia Allard School of Law as part of its Tax Law and Policy Workshop Speaker Series: Should Treasury regulations be eligible for pre-enforcement review?...

Weekly SSRN Tax Article Review And Roundup

This week, Daniel Hemel (Chicago) reviews a new paper by Wei Cui (University of British Columbia), Taxation Without Information: The Institutional Foundations of Modern Tax Collection. Wei Cui’s new paper, Taxation Without Information: The Institutional Foundations of Modern Tax Collection, challenges the now-conventional wisdom that the effective tax collection depends...

Inactive teens develop lazy bones, study finds

(University of British Columbia) Inactive teens have weaker bones than those who are physically active, according to a new study.

Dairy farmers should rethink a cow's curfew, says UBC researchers

(University of British Columbia) Dairy cows housed indoors want to break curfew and roam free, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia, published today in Scientific Reports.

How birthplace and education influence marriage choices in China

(University of British Columbia) Many people choose their spouse based on shared values and interests. But in China, another important, relatively unknown factor plays a role: hukou, and it may be contributing to growing socioeconomic disparity in the country's largest city, according to a new UBC study.

Fish evolve by playing it safe

(University of British Columbia) New research supports the creation of more marine reserves in the world's oceans because, the authors say, fish can evolve to be more cautious and stay away from fishing nets.

Last remnant of North American ice sheet on track to vanish

The last piece of the ice sheet that once blanketed much of North America is doomed to disappear in the next several centuries, says a new study by researchers at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia and the University of Colorado Boulder.

Children who play outside more likely to protect nature as adults

(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) Protecting the environment can be as easy as telling your kids to go outdoors and play, according to a new UBC study.

New flexible sensor holds potential for foldable touch screens

(University of British Columbia) Picture a tablet that you can fold into the size of a phone and put away in your pocket, or an artificial skin that can sense your body's movements and vital signs. A new, inexpensive sensor developed at the University of British Columbia could help make advanced devices like these a reality.

Kelly McElroy | Movers & Shakers 2017 – Community Builders

CURRENT POSITION Student Engagement and Community Outreach Librarian, Oregon State University Libraries & Press, Corvallis DEGREE MLIS, Master of Archival Studies, University of British Columbia, 2010 FOLLOW @kellymce (Twitter); critlib.org;...Show More Summary

Deb Koep | Movers & Shakers 2017 – Community Builders

CURRENT POSITION Chief Librarian, North Vancouver City Library, BC DEGREE MLIS, University of British Columbia, 2001 Photo by Celina O’Connor Internal Innovation When Deb Koep started asking around about how the West Vancouver Memorial Library, BC, could meet local technology needs, “a lot of folks thought all I’d hear was ‘faster Wi-Fi,’?” says the former […]

So-Called ‘Liberation Therapy’ for MS is Useless, Costly and Potentially Dangerous, Study Finds

Liberation therapy is basically a worthless treatment for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS), a new Canadian study finds. Lindsay Machan, a radiology professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC), presented results of his team’s study during the March 4-9 annual meeting of the Society for Interventional Radiology in Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

Organic is only one ingredient in recipe for sustainable food future

(University of British Columbia) Many people choose organic thinking it's better for humans and the planet, but a new UBC study finds that might not always be the case.

Controversial 'liberation therapy' fails to treat multiple sclerosis

(University of British Columbia) Opening up narrowed veins from the brain and spinal cord is not effective in treating multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study led by the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health. Show More Summary

Sharing extra spots could ease West End parking woes

Renting out unused residential parking could be the answer to chronic parking shortages in Vancouver's West End, according to a new University of British Columbia study that compared residential parking stalls with building occupancy in the neighbourhood.

Regions differ in Indigenous acknowledgement at Canadian universities

Acknowledgement of Indigenous lands, treaties and peoples vary at universities across Canada, finds a new study from the University of British Columbia, the first academic study of its kind.

Given the choice, patients will reach for cannabis over prescribed opioids

(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) Chronic pain sufferers and those taking mental health meds would rather turn to cannabis instead of their prescribed opioid medication, according to new research by the University of British Columbia and University of Victoria.

Study sheds light on B.C. youths' experiences with mental health services

(University of British Columbia) Through interview excerpts with youth who have experienced first episode psychosis, the study highlights the impacts of mental health services on these young people, including their interactions with psychiatrists, case managers, social workers and supports for housing, recreation, and employment.

Universal public coverage of essential medicines would improve access, save billions

(University of British Columbia) Publicly funding essential medicines could cover the cost of nearly half of all prescriptions in Canada, removing financial barriers for Canadians while saving $3 billion per year.

UBC study links slot-machine addiction to immersion in the game

(University of British Columbia) Gamblers who feel like they enter into a trance while playing slot machines are more likely to have gambling problems, according to new research from the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC.

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