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Study shows teen girls’ sexual orientation not always a predictor of sexual behaviour
February 25, 2015

Study shows teen girls’ sexual orientation not always a predictor of sexual behaviour

About one in five lesbian and four in five bisexual teen girls who are sexually active had a recent male sex partner, according to a new U.S. study of close to 3,000 adolescent girls that appears in the March issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health.



Race and gender of scientists affect perception of credibility

Ideology is a key factor in determining how people assess the credibility of scientific researchers, according to a new UBC Sauder School of Business study.

Refugee children face unique educational challenges

Canada’s refugee resettlement program aims to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees — half of them children — by the end of February. As Jennifer Vadeboncoeur, associate professor in the Faculty of Education points out, many of these children have had little to no formal education.

New project shines spotlight on rare diseases

It’s fitting that this year’s Rare Disease Day falls on a day that only comes around every four years. This leap day, Feb. 29, UBC researchers will launch a project to raise awareness about rare diseases and the issues facing patients and policy makers here in Canada.



Why Canada risks losing out on minerals in space

In a Globe op-ed, Michael Byers noted that the U.S. is already ahead in this game with legislation that allows its private citizens to own space minerals.



T-Birds and Bobcats to get re-acquainted in conference quarterfinals

The UBC Thunderbirds women's volleyball team will kick off their 2016 playoff campaign this weekend, as they take on the Brandon Bobcats in a best of-three Canada West quarterfinal series.



Cutting Copper: Indigenous Resurgent Practice

Join First Nations performance artists at the Belkin Art Gallery, followed by thematic discussions at Liu Institute and Peter Wall Institute.



Is Vancouver poised to make a quantum leap?

Entrepreneurs at companies like Slack and Hootsuite have put Vancouver’s $23 billion high tech industry on the map.
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