Arts

Finalists announced in UBC's Okanagan Short Story Contest

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Esteemed Canadian writer Renée Saklikar is doing some high-pressured page turning, as it’s down to the wire for the finalists in the 2017 Okanagan Short Story Contest.

Learning

Children who play outside more likely to protect nature as adults

UBC Assistant Professor Catherine Broom

Protecting the environment can be as easy as telling your kids to go outdoors and play, according to a new UBC study.

Health

Even when given pedometers, university students don’t make time to exercise

UBC researcher Paul Sharp

The physical and mental health of many first-year university students takes a sharp decline, even when they are given pedometers to encourage exercise, UBC research has determined.

Business & Politics

Scotiabank funds $2-million cybersecurity and financial data initiative at UBC

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UBC is poised to accelerate cybersecurity and financial risk research in Canada and beyond, thanks to a $2-million donation from Scotiabank. Over the next five years, The Scotiabank Cybersecurity and Risk Analytics Initiative will support research and educational initiatives, including internships, speaker series, engagement activities like “hackathons,” and other collaborative events to advance our understanding […]