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BC Health Minister too busy to meet with MP about drug watchdog (in Health)

Terrence Young, the Conservative MP for Oakville, Ontario, said he had hoped to meet with B.C. Health Minister Colin Hansen about the threatened Therapeutics Initiative drug watchdog, but

Young Muslim poets shine at I-SLAM

Young Muslim poets show off their skills at I-SLAM, rhyming about everything from school to superheroes. Headlined by award-winning writer and poet Boonaa Mohammad.


BC awards drug review contracts, some to UBC’s Therapeutics Initiative (in BC Politics)

The provincial government has awarded three out of five contracts to review the evidence on drugs to members of the Therapeutics Initiative at the University of British Columbia.


Culture clash or unwarranted fears? Community leaders say residents wrong

GlobalTV reports on unhappy residents at UBC

UPDATE: Well, our commenters have told me I'm all wet on this item. The residents of the building are over-reacting

St. John’s Hospice can’t find its roots at UBC

Over 200 upset condo residents have signed a petition to stop construction of a two-level 15-bed hospice at UBC, The Province reports. Construction for St. John's Hospice at

UBC Robson Square to host Burnaby Youth Custody Center Artwork

We’ve finally found a temporary home for the Burnaby Youth Custody Center Passion Project art project.


Governing through a “gender lens” slows process, says Vision councillor

Kerry Jang tells a crowd that citizen committees are creating silos – see video

So which is it? Does

Cheap shrimp, hidden costs

In September 2010, I was one of ten UBC students from the Graduate School of Journalism chosen to be part of a unique class called International Reporting. The

UBC symposium on anti-Asian racism finds Maclean’s “Too Asian?” too insensitive

Two weeks ago, I wrote a commentary in response to Maclean’s “Too Asian?” Since then, many voices have chimed in from left, right, and centre to offer their

Asian, whatever that means

On November 9th, at the UBC Creative Writing program faculty reading, writer and post-doctoral faculty member Ray Hsu took the stage, a beer bottle in hand, and asked

On Remembrance Day, war stories from Vimy to Baghdad

Each Remembrance Day, I'm sure to put forth that there is significant importance in documenting the stories from those affected by war---from veterans and dodgers to widowers and

Creating green jobs in Vancouver should be more than a branding exercise

Could run-of-river projects fuel thousands of green collar jobs in Vancouver one day?

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UBC women’s basketball games are more thrilling than men’s

Lying on my back in a loft in Colorado last Christmas, I was in a foul mood. Across from me, my younger cousins were playing a

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