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New, simpler water filtration system invented by UBC researchers

4 days, 19 hours agoIn nature, good bacteria help keep water clean — inspiring UBC’s Pierre Bérubé’s simpler water filtration system. The new system is beneficial in communities where the resources to operate a conventional water treatment system are not available.

Campus safety alert issued for convicted sex offender

4 days, 17 hours agoVPD assessed that Ratelle “poses a risk of significant harm to the safety of young women, particularly those 16 to 25 years-old.” He was also evaluated to have “a moderate to high risk for violent and sexual re-offending.”

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“Cape Town boasts one of the most impressive, diverse, and comprehensive collections of restaurants and other food-related experiences on the planet. In my five months in the Mother City, I barely scratched the surface of what it has to offer.”

“A relationship shouldn’t be in competition with the ones of the past, because you can never win against a romanticized past. Your relationship should be in the present not in the past. You shouldn’t be shamed by your number of past sexual partners.”

“In all of my classes here, the final assignment or exam of the class is the only one that matters. It's worth 100% of my mark. In all my classes. All due within five days of each other. I can't afford to get below a 2:1 while here.”


“For Safai, music is a universal method for reaching people in dark places looking for a hand to grasp, but finding none. Safai had to help herself, and she hopes that those in similar situations are now finding company and solace in her songs.”

The Ubyssey is investigating UBC’s Student Union Okanagan (UBCSUO) after it ran unprecedented deficits in 2015 and 2016 — more than $300,000 each year, or about 23 per cent of annual revenue, while simultaneously running an ineffective grant program.


How can tiny nanoparticles help hugely complex endeavours like medical diagnostics? For addressing this & similar questions, UBC's Dr. Russ Algar was one of two researchers on campus honoured with a prestigious Sloan Fellowship.

Science is the idea that through questioning and testing those questions — through trying again and again and again until something works, and then sharing those findings with the world — we can make the world a better place for everyone.