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Canadian Researchers Recognized For Diabetes Breakthrough Using Stem Cells

Canadian Researchers at University of British Columbia were awarded the Till-McCulloch prize for a breakthrough in the development of insulin-producing cells for Type 1 diabetes.

Cellist of Sarajevo author is suspended by university

The Canadian novelist Steven Galloway has been suspended by the University of British Columbia, where he chairs a creative writing program, over what are called ‘serious allegations.’ He has not been told what the allegations are, or how they will be investigated. He has been suspended on full pay. It’s all a bit Kafkaesque. Steven, 40, […]

We are all going to die in the robot uprising because of this acronym

2 weeks agoTechnology : Post Tech

We have to ban all LAWS. LAWS should never be developed or used. LAWS should never be used in anger. Those are just a few of the responses researchers at the University of British Columbia got when they asked the Internet-using public about the military use of lethal, autonomous weapons systems — Terminator-style killer robots, in […]

Weekly SSRN Tax Roundup

Richard Ainsworth (Boston University), VAT Fraud and Terrorist Funding Brad Borden (Brooklyn), Code Section 1031 Drop-and-Swaps Thirty Years after Bolker Wei Cui (University of British Columbia), Minimalism about Residence and Source Khagesh Gautam (OP Jindal Global University), Sales Tax and Cloud Computing in India, 68 Tax Law. 671 (2015) Nathan...

Only 4 percent of the ocean is protected: UBC research

Despite global efforts to increase the area of the ocean that is protected, only four per cent of it lies within marine protected areas (MPAs), according to a University of British Columbia study. UBC Institute for Ocean and Fisheries researchers found that major swaths of the ocean must still be protected to reach even the most basic global targets. read more

Ordinary Words Will Do

Izabella Laba, a noted mathematician at the University of British Columbia, recently posted some tweets that used me as a bad, cautionary example for how “STEM faculty should be less contemptuous of social sciences.”  Here was the offending comment of mine, from the epic Walter Lewin thread last fall: [W]hy not dispense with the empirically-empty […]

Self-Powered Nanoparticles Travel Against Blood Flow to Stop Bleeding

2 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Scientists at University of British Columbia have developed an unexpected new way of treating internal bleeding using self-propelled particles that can swim against the flow of blood. While various anti-coagulants have been developed, getting them to the bleeding locations can be very difficult. Show More Summary

An idea for a rainy day: Automated kiosks loan out umbrellas for free

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

We all get caught in downpours without an umbrella every now and then. For students at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, however, that will no longer be a problem. A kiosk from a new firm called UmbraCity is offering...Show More Summary

UmbraCity Umbrella Sharing Service Has You Covered

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

Last August, the University of British Columbia (UBC) became the first location to have a semi-automated umbrella sharing service, thanks to a new company called UmbraCity. The photo below shows UmbraCity co-founders Amir Entezari (left) and…

New self-propelling powder can treat severe bleeding and heal wounds: researchers

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Researchers from the University of British Columbia in Canada have developed a potential new treatment to stop severe bleeding after trauma. It comes in powder form, and is made of particles that propel themselves against blood flow, delivering coagulants to difficult-to-reach places inside the...

Higher Learning: This Gorgeous New Campus Center is What Happens When Students Pay the Bills

The AMS Student Nest at the University of British Columbia, designed by B+H Architects and DIALOG, is a sustainable student union aiming for LEED Platinum Status. Photos by Ema Peter. Architects working in a university setting pride themselves on design...

Why Canada's University-Trained Pot Growers Might End Up Slinging Lattes

A university in British Columbia, the storied home of legendary Canadian bud, recently opened registration for an online course dedicated to the art of growing and selling medical marijuana. But in the nascent Canadian medical pot industry,...Show More Summary

A Legislative History of Illegitimacy In British Columbia

A Legislative History of Illegitimacy In British Columbia Susan B. Boyd, University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, and Jennifer Flood, Thorsteinssons LLP, have published Illegitimacy in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Nova Scotia: A Legislative History. Show More Summary

lionofchaeronea: Hamatsa raven mask of the Kwakiutl tribe,...

4 months agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

lionofchaeronea: Hamatsa raven mask of the Kwakiutl tribe, British Columbia.  Artist unknown; prob. early 20th century.  Now in the Peabody Museum, Harvard University.

How our workplace environment affects our weekend mood

John Helliwell studies happiness. The University of British Columbia economist helps edit an annual report on global happiness, has written about marriage and happiness, and has studied whether there's a link between how happy you are and the number of friends in your social network (there isn't). His most recent paper, released earlier this week by the […]

Study: wide-ranging species will have an edge in warming seas

From the University of British Columbia – As the oceans warm, wide-ranging species will have an edge Marine species that already have large ranges are extending their territories fastest in response to climate change, according to new research from University of British Columbia biodiversity experts. The study is one of the first comprehensive looks at…

Kids Allowed to Engage in Unsupervised “Risky Play” Develop Skills that Help Later in Making Smart Decisions about Sex and Drugs

. Mariana  Brussoni is  an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia in public health and pediatrics, and lead author of a major report on the health benefits of “risky” play. The study determined what Free-Rangers feel in their (once in a while broken) bones: Too much supervision and safe-to-the-point-of-stultifying play spaces prevent kids from […]

Global Seabird Populations Are On The Decline, Which Is Bad News For The Health Of The Oceans

According to researchers at University of British Columbia, global seabird populations have dropped 70 percent since the 1950s. The post Global Seabird Populations Are On The Decline, Which Is Bad News For The Health Of The Oceans appeared first on ThinkProgress.

BDS On Campus

Joshua Gabert-Doyon on the Boycott, Divest, Sanction movement at the University of British Columbia by From Adbusters #120: Manifesto for World Revolution PT.III The Boycott, Divest, Sanction (BDS) movement is a loom of global resistance and autonomy. Show More Summary

Climate change & ocean acidification set to cause global seafood crisis by 2050

Another computer model. Seafood supply altered by climate change From the University of British Columbia: The global supply of seafood is set to change substantially and many people will not be able to enjoy the same quantity and dishes in the future due to climate change and ocean acidification, according to UBC scientists. These findings…

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