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Pumping iron is good for the heart, UBC researchers show

(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) Just one session of interval weight-training can improve the risk of Type 2 diabetes complications, according to a UBC Okanagan study. This is encouraging news for those starting the New Year with good intentions.

The Graphic Beauty of Vintage Bookplates

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

The University of British Columbia Library has digitized hundreds of highly personalized bookplates from the 19th and early 20th centuries. The post The Graphic Beauty of Vintage Bookplates appeared first on Hyperallergic.

UBC discovery opens up new treatments for problem gamblers

(University of British Columbia) After looking at images of slot machines and roulette, problem gamblers experience increased activity in the same part of the brain that lights up when drug addicts have cravings, according to a new UBC psychology study.

Bacteria control levels of dangerous pollutant in seabirds

(McGill University) Researchers have discovered that levels of mercury in seabirds off the coast of British Columbia have remained relatively stable over the past 50 years. This might appear to be good news, but it is due to a decline in fish stocks near the surface which has forced seabirds to feed in areas where there are more bacteria which control the levels of mercury.

Potentially avoidable breast cancer surgeries cost patients and health-care system

(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) A recent study by UBC medical researchers examined the health care costs associated with lumpectomy patients requiring reoperations. A lumpectomy, known as breast conservation surgery,...Show More Summary

Lecturing likely not effective for developing problem-solving skills in students

(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) Traditional university lectures are likely not an effective way to help post-secondary students acquire problem-solving skills.In a recent study, researchers at UBC's Okanagan campus developed a testing system to measure the problem-solving abilities of students in various stages of their undergraduate degrees.

Vancouver Welcomes the Evergreen Extension to the Millennium Line

On December 2, British Columbia’s Lower Mainland welcomed the latest SkyTrain extension, the long-awaited Evergreen Extension to the Tri-Cities area (Port Moody, Coquitlam, and Port Coquitlam) east of Simon Fraser University. The extension covers 6.8 miles in 15 minutes, roughly the same average speed as Link (27 mph). Most of the line is at-grade or […]

High altitudes hamper hummingbirds' ability to manoeuvre: UBC research

(University of British Columbia) Hummingbirds' ability to accelerate and turn diminishes at high altitudes, but it isn't a lack of oxygen to the body that limits the birds' performance -- it's physics. University of British Columbia researchers captured male adult hummingbirds and transported them to the White Mountain Research Centre in California. Show More Summary

Can better classroom instruction close the racial discipline gap?

Better classroom instruction is one answer to reducing the racial discipline gap, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Virginia, Rutgers University and University of British Columbia.

New moms moving toward the bottle

(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) New moms are increasingly using expressed breast milk (either pumped or expressed by hand) instead of directly breastfeeding their babies, according to a UBC study.The study also found...Show More Summary

A Colorful 3D Periodic Table Lamp

last monthHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

British Columbia, Canada maker and University of Victoria chemistry professor Scott McIndoe (a.k.a. “makendo“) has created a colorful 3D periodic table lamp based on French geologist Alexandre-Émile Béguyer de Chancourtois‘ “Telluric Spiral.” The tutorials are available to view on Instructables. Show More Summary

A traditional Japanese art inspires a futuristic innovation: Brain 'organoids'

(University of British Columbia) The ancient Japanese art of flower arranging was the inspiration for a groundbreaking technique to create tiny 'artificial brains' that could be used to develop personalized cancer treatments.

Seafood consumption 15 times higher among Indigenous than non-Indigenous people

Coastal Indigenous people eat on average 15 times more seafood per person than non-Indigenous people in the same country, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. The findings highlight the need to consider food sovereignty and cultural identity as part of fisheries policy and Indigenous human rights.

UBC researcher says management of pine beetle not working

(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) A method to control the spread of mountain pine beetles -- pheromone baiting -- may actually help the pest's population increase, UBC research shows.he two-year simulation, which included...Show More Summary

Researchers develop new method to test for antioxidants in chocolate

Food scientists at the University of British Columbia have developed a faster and cheaper way to quantify antioxidant levels in chocolate. It's a method they plan to use in new research to help uncover when antioxidant levels rise and fall during the manufacturing process, from raw cocoa beans to chocolate bars.

Daily reminders to increase calcium intake are effective

(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) Mary Jung, an assistant professor of health and exercise sciences at UBC's Okanagan campus, recently completed a nationwide study with more than 730 Canadians who were not meeting Canada's recommended dietary intake for calcium. Show More Summary

Colleague condemns Toronto prof who rejects gender-speak, but she once taught hatred of men in class

After the University of British Columbia's Mary Bryson accused Jordan Peterson of hate speech, a former student came forward with sordid details about Bryson's course on lesbianism.

Daily 2 Cents: 'We can find you if we want to...' -- Parallel Universes Are Real -- Hooded Strangers

'We can find you if we want to...'Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - December 1, 2000 - 10:00 am: Several days after witnessing two low flying objects over the area, on two separate night (One of the objects was described as huge,...Show More Summary

UBC Professor Steven Galloway Apologizes In Statement

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The much-respected director of a University of British Columbia writing program “was fired as creative writing chairman in June under a veil of secrecy.” The action galvanized star Canadian writers who rose in his defense. “He said in the statement issued Wednesday by his lawyers that the ‘harm flowing from UBC’s conduct’ has reached such […]

There’s A Canadian Literature Civil War Happening Right Now, And Here’s How It Got Sparked

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Steven Galloway was fired from the University of British Columbia’s creative writing program a year ago, but the unrest on social media came about when Joseph Boyden, Margaret Atwood and other authors wrote a letter asking for due process for him. “There is fallout on both sides. And the collateral damage has been pretty devastating: […]

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