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Woman cutting peppers

5 ways to cut food waste at home

Wasting food wastes money and the resources used to grow and distribute food. These tips from UBC can help you reduce food waste

A group of people holds anti-racism signs at a Black Lives Matter protest

How to be a mindful anti-racist

A mindfulness practice may offer respite and a way to support desire for social justice action

An illustration of two people choosing a new career and personal financial path

Small change. Big difference. How to advance your career and financial life in 2021

Here’s how experts say that you can move forward

A person does an exercise workout by using water bottles as weights

How to work “exercise snacks” into your day

Research shows that bursts of exercise add up and can help keep you healthy at home

A women drinks hot chocolate to improve her mental health over the holiday season

How to boost your mental health over the holidays

Six strategies to help you get through December amid the COVID-19 pandemic

An active, older adult walks her dog in the park

How older adults can embrace new routines

Physical distancing has disrupted the lives of many active seniors; here’s how to adapt

Illustration of a young man having a conversation with a senior woman

Neighbourhood watch: How to help active seniors combat isolation

Community members and organizations can help older adults connect online during the COVID-19 pandemic

Smoke from wildfires descends on Vancouver

10 tips for coping with wildfire smoke, from a public health expert

Protect yourself from the risks of hazardous wildfire smoke

Three people measure a tree in their neighbourhood

How to climate-proof your neighbourhood, one step at a time

The Citizen’s Coolkit offers ideas for action to help cool your neighbourhood

Dr. Claudia Krebs shows the human brain in a UBC neuroanatomy video

You don’t have to be a neuroscientist to understand your brain

UBC neuroanatomy professor created YouTube videos to make medical education more accessible