Archive for April, 2009

UBC swimmer Annamay Pierse named CIS female athlete of the year

Apr. 29, 2009 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags: ,

University of British Columbia swimmer Annamay Pierse has been named the 2008-09 Canadian Interuniversity Sport female athlete of the year.

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Researchers study Olympic Games impact

Apr. 28, 2009 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , ,

Can the Olympics contribute to sustainability in Canada and around the world? We will be one step closer to knowing when the first report from the Olympic Games Impact (OGI) research project, conducted by UBC researchers, is released in June.

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UBC Thunderbird Arena: The birthplace of Canada’s first national hockey team

Apr. 28, 2009 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , ,

Don’t be surprised if you hear Hayley Wickenheiser or any of the other sure-fire Canadian Olympians say, “Home, sweet home,” when they arrive at UBC in 2010. The new UBC Thunderbird Arena, a 2010 Olympic and Paralympic competition venue, is located where Canada’s National Hockey Program was born

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Researcher aims to end Paralympic “boosting”

Apr. 28, 2009 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags: ,

If Dr. Andrei Krassioukov gets his way, the days of some Paralympic athletes putting their lives in danger to increase their athletic performance may be over.

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Olympic opportunity: Learning takes a front seat

Apr. 28, 2009 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , ,

With the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games just a year away, learning about the event is on the podium at UBC. As a result, some students are gaining valuable experience as they examine and participate in one of the world’s great sporting spectacles.

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UBC’s downtown Vancouver campus to be transformed into International Media Centre for Games

Apr. 27, 2009 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , ,

More than 3,000 journalists from around the world will report to UBC Robson Square during the 2010 Olympics as it is transformed by the B.C. government into the International Media Centre.

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