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UBC study explores why students with learning disabilities excel in opera

May. 30, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Beats, Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC researchers have launched a study to explore why learning-disabled students shine in the University’s demanding opera program. The study, called Libretti of Learning, will be presented at Congress, a national gathering of 7,000 researchers that begins June 1 in Victoria.

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Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending

Rich or poor, giving makes you happy: global research finds rare evidence of universal trait

May. 9, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Business, Law and Society, Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

People around the world, with both modest and comfortable incomes, reported being happier when they spent money on others than on themselves, say University of British Columbia and Harvard Business School professors who have popularized their findings in a new book, Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending.

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Atomos Illustration

Gothic literature meets science

May. 1, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, UBC Reports Stories

Natasha Rebry, first interdisciplinary PhD at the Okanagan campus, finds Victorian era’s hidden connections

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Jordan Coble now works as a curatorial and heritage researcher. Patty Wellborn Photograph

Access to success

May. 1, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Science, Health and Technology, UBC Reports Stories

Jordan Coble is among the first Aboriginal students to graduate from innovative program

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Sonnet L’Abbé explores the language of plants with unabashed gusto. Paul Marck Photograph

Cultivating ecosensitivity

May. 1, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, UBC Reports Stories, University News

Poet Sonnet L’Abbé turned from civil engineering to the field of environmental philosophy

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UBC bootcamp helps aspiring politicians shape up for government

Apr. 29, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Beats, Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

A new UBC program will give aspiring politicians the training to thrive as future elected officials and handle the challenges of government life.

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Ed Burtynsky. Photo credit: Jim Panou

Top photographer and much-loved poet to receive honorary degrees

Apr. 25, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

World-renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky and internationally acclaimed poet Patrick Lane will receive honorary doctoral degrees during convocation ceremonies at UBC’s Okanagan campus this June.

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Anxious about life? Tylenol may do the trick

Apr. 16, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC researchers have found a new potential use for the over-the-counter pain drug Tylenol. The study suggests the drug may also reduce the psychological effects of the fear and anxiety over the human condition, or existential dread.

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UBC experts for B.C. election

Apr. 15, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Business, Law and Society, Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

From politics to pipelines, UBC experts are available to comment on the upcoming 2013 B.C. election campaign.

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Mural: The Art of Parenting According to Old and New Wisdom

Student helps First Nations bring parenting values to life

Apr. 8, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Extra, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Aftab Erfan was intrigued when she learned that a Vancouver Island First Nation band had approached UBC’s School of Community & Regional Planning (SCARP) for help drafting and implementing their community plan.

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