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15-year-old Cheng Xie one of UBC’s youngest students

A little known corner of UBC’s large and varied campus is the University Transition Program, which offers gifted teenagers such as 15-year-old Cheng Xie the opportunity to attend university at a young age. Located between Koerner Library and the Nitobe Gardens, the program allows these students to complete the high school curriculum in just two…

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UBC project set to revolutionize cellphone photos

University of B.C. innovation is at the heart of a new technology that can transform the way smartphones take photos, giving them the clarity and detail once reserved for cameras with much larger and pricier traditional lenses. Felix Heide, a PhD student and the inventor behind a technology that uses computational photography to solve a…

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