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UBC chemistry instructor shoots for the stars—literally

Keeping his feet on the ground is not Richard Federley’s strong point. With an insatiable curiosity and a passion for adventure, jumping out of planes and exploring the unknown is everyday stuff for this UBC chemistry instructor.

Given the choice, patients will reach for cannabis over prescribed opioids

Chronic pain sufferers and those taking mental health meds would rather turn to cannabis instead of their prescribed opioid medication, according to new research by the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria.

Barely-educated humans impact bear behaviour

The American black bear can rest easier thanks to conservation research conducted at UBC’s Okanagan campus. A recent study indicates that while urban sprawl results in more human-bear interactions, human education can hinder negative encounters.

UBC researchers conclude root systems and fungi do more than feed trees

UBC researchers have determined how fungi found in the roots of trees regulate forest diversity through their effects on seedlings.