Archive for December, 2009

Tories balked at Olympic pavilion until last minute

Dec. 20, 2009 | Filed under: UBC In the News | Tags:

The Canadian Press talks to Jim Brander, of UBC’s Sauder School of Business, about the economic impact of the 2010 Winter Games.

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UBC This Week

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

Recent UBC Media Releases Dec. 14: UBC-Xerox partnership targets costs, sustainability Upcoming Event Highlights Dec. 18: Hit the Ice in the Heart of Downtown: Skating at GE Plaza Dec. 21: Power Walking Club Dec. 22: Contemporary Ballet Find out what else is happening at UBC this week. For sports events, visit the UBC Athletics site [...]

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UBC Botanical Gardens Christmas tree recycling supports local schools

Dec. 17, 2009 | Filed under: UBC People

The UBC Botanical Gardens will be taking Christmas tree recycling which will be chipped into mulch for the Gardens trails.   Only Christmas trees will be accepted (no yard trimmings).  All decorations, tree stands, lights and tinsel must be removed. Cash donations can be made at a drop box in the Gardens ($5 suggested amount).  All [...]

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UBC student wins Biophysical Society’s Student Travel Award

Dec. 17, 2009 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC science student Qing Peng, has received one of The Biophysical Society’s 2010 Student Travel Award for his paper Direct Observation of the Tug-of-War during the Folding of a Mutually Exclusive Protein.  Peng receives a travel grant and will be recognized at the Biophysical Society’s 54th Annual Meeting in San Francisco on Feb. 20-24.  This [...]

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UBC Farm named among Tides Canada top 10

Dec. 17, 2009 | Filed under: UBC People

The UBC Farm has been named as one of Canada’s most innovative and forward-thinking organizations by Tides Canada. The annual top ten list recognizes organizations that inspire people to take action, to think in new ways, and to make the world a better place. To learn more about Tide Canada’s top ten list, visit: http://tidescanada.org/about/news-events/tides-top-10/tides-top-10-for-2009/

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Nursing professor leads research program offering cancer care support

Dec. 17, 2009 | Filed under: UBC People

Assoc. Prof. Lynda Balneaves, UBC School of Nursing, is the principal investigator of The Complementary Medicine Education and Outcomes Program (CAMEO), a research program offering support to cancer patients and their health professionals.  Researchers at the BC Cancer Agency and the UBC School of Nursing have documented the need for a program that addresses the [...]

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CFI awards UBC in support of top researchers

Dec. 17, 2009 | Filed under: UBC People

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has announced that UBC is among the recipients of awards under their new Leaders Opportunity Fund, which provides support to Canadian institutions to attract and retain leading researchers.  A total of $1,769,533 will be given to support 16 projects at UBC. “The investments being announced today will further enhance [...]

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UBC experts for Copenhagen climate conference

Dec. 14, 2009 | Filed under: Media Advisory

The attention of the world is focused on Copenhagen, Denmark, as world leaders attempt to craft a successor to the Kyoto Protocol at the United Nations Climate Change Conference. UBC experts are available to comment on issues including the effects on climate change on the Arctic, Canada’s environmental policy, the consequences of rising sea levels [...]

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UBC-Xerox partnership targets costs, sustainability

Dec. 14, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release

The UBC has entered a partnership with Xerox for new and cost-effective document and print management services.

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Vancouver and Whistler team up for an Olympic effort

Dec. 13, 2009 | Filed under: UBC In the News | Tags:

The Los Angeles Times suggests visiting the Museum of Anthropology at UBC to tourists attending the 2010  Winter Olympics.

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