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Depression, bipolar disorder the focus of new research at UBC

April 12, 2013

Chances are high that most people reading this have either been affected by a mental illness, or know someone who has. “When you examine the statistics for illnesses, mental illness easily beats every other in terms of burden,” said Dr. Raymond Lam, a professor of psychiatry and medical director of the Mood Disorder Centre of [...]

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Statistics reveal profile of a typical fare evader

February 8, 2013
Statistics reveal profile of a typical fare evader

In 2011, transit police arrested over 600 passengers with lengthy criminal records and arrest warrants. Global TV BC News

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Emergency shelters reduce homelessness, drug use, crime in Vancouver

January 21, 2013
Emergency shelters reduce homelessness, drug use, crime in Vancouver

Open drug use, panhandling, trespassing and street homelessness is down in Vancouver due to emergency shelters that opened this winter, according to new statistics from the downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association.  Global TV BC News

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B.C. Vital Statistics Agency report reveals province’s life expectancy data, most popular baby names

January 1, 2013

VICTORIA – B.C.’s most-recent vital-statistics report says residents of this province continue to live longer than anywhere else in Canada, although cancer remains the leading cause of death. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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Number of UBC research animals subjected to distress increases

December 17, 2012

More research animals at the University of B.C. were subjected to moderate to severe distress in 2011 than during the previous year, according to statistics released by UBC. The number of animals used for research also increased to 225,043 in 2011, up from 211,604 in 2010, but largely due to an increase in the university’s [...]

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