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July 15, 2016
Astronomers discover new distant dwarf planet beyond Neptune
An international team of astronomers including researchers from the University of British Columbia have discovered a new dwarf planet orbiting in the disk of small icy worlds beyond Neptune.
Half of patients with depression are inadequately treated
New UBC research shows that about 50 per cent of British Columbians with depression are not receiving even the most basic level of care. Authors say the findings highlight the challenges of accessing mental health services across Canada.
Reducing racial bias possible in older children, finds UBC study
Research has shown children have racial biases from an early age, but a new University of British Columbia study has found that it is possible to combat prejudice in older kids.
Will China become a partner or pariah after court decision?
Michael Byers, UBC international law professor and research chair in global politics, wrote an op-ed for the Globe and Mail after the ruling that rejected China’s claims in the South China Sea.
UBC makes thunderous statement early in Taiwan
The Thunderbirds looked fresh and cohesive in an 88-54 dismantling of Tsinghua (Beijing) University in their first game of the International Top University Basketball Tournament.
ARTS AND CULTURE
2016/2017 UBC Theatre season challenges the status quo
Be challenged. Be entertained. Be charmed.
Elizabeth Croft on the Future of Robotics
The topic of ‘human-robot interaction’ will still be a hot one in 100 years. The tools may change but the problems will remain the same.
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