Archive for September, 2009

Public Auction of Artwork by Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and Margaret Atwood Highlights 50th Anniversary Celebrations for UBC’s Canadian Literature Journal

Sep. 30, 2009 | Filed under: Media Advisory

Public talks by authors Thomas King and Steven Galloway and a benefit auction of art donated by Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and Margaret Atwood headline four days (Sept. 30 – Oct. 3) of 50th anniversary celebrations for Canadian Literature, a pioneering UBC-based literary journal that helped put Canadian literature on the map.

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New Rx Atlas Reveals British Columbia Drug Spending Patterns: UBC Research

Sep. 30, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: ,

British Columbians are getting the life-saving medications they need regardless of their postal codes but cultural background, income, lifestyle and urban-rural differences may influence their use of other “discretionary” drugs, according to the latest BC Rx Atlas released today by the UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research.

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UBC has $10 billion impact on B.C. economy

Sep. 29, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release

UBC is having a larger impact on the B.C. economy than previously measured, according to the first study in Canada to calculate the impact of university research.

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HSBC Bank Canada’s donation to support UBC initiatives in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Sep. 29, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release

UBC announced that it has received a $2.17-million donation over seven years from HSBC Bank Canada to support two innovative community initiatives in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and its surrounding neighbourhoods.

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Prime minister of Lesotho visits UBC as part of Canadian tour

Sep. 29, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags:

The prime minister of Lesotho today visited UBC as part of a Canadian tour to raise awareness of his country’s incidence of HIV and AIDS – the third highest in Africa.

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Construction starts on new research centre (B.C. Govt Media Release)

Sep. 24, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release

Premier Gordon Campbell helped launch the official groundbreaking of the new seven-storey, Robert H.N. Ho Research Centre at Vancouver General Hospital, built in part thanks to the generous donation of $15 million from Mr. Robert Ho. Read More: http://www2.news.gov.bc.ca/news_releases_2009-2013/2009PREM0037-000378.htm

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UBC This Week | Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sep. 24, 2009 | Filed under: UBC This Week

UBC This Week is a weekly summary of UBC people in the news, recent media releases and upcoming event highlights. UBC This Week past issues are also available on-line. Sign up for other UBC Public Affairs e-mail services at www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/eservices. Recent UBC Media Releases Sept. 23: UBC faculty honoured by Royal Society Sept. 23: UBC [...]

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UBC faculty honoured by Royal Society

Sep. 23, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: ,

An HIV/AIDS researcher who has influenced treatment world-wide and a leader in the field of artificial intelligence are among the four UBC faculty recently elected to the Royal Society of Canada.

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UBC gains $12.8M through Canada Research Chairs program

Sep. 23, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release

UBC will gain research strength with the appointment of four new investigators to the university as Canada Research Chairs.

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UBC This Week | Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sep. 17, 2009 | Filed under: UBC This Week

UBC This Week is a weekly summary of UBC people in the news, recent media releases and upcoming event highlights. UBC This Week past issues are also available on-line. Sign up for other UBC Public Affairs e-mail services at www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/eservices. Recent UBC Media Releases Sept. 17: Neuroethics and the Games lecture helps launch UBC 2010 [...]

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