Archive for February, 2010

Statement on the tragic death of a UBC student

Feb. 28, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release

The University of British Columbia community of students, faculty, staff and alumni are saddened to learn of the tragic death of a UBC Student during the Reading Week break for the Olympic Games, UBC President Prof. Stephen Toope said today.

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Could Vancouver Wet Weather Woes Have Been Anticipated?

Feb. 28, 2010 | Filed under: UBC In the News | Tags:

UBC atmospheric scientist William Hsieh says the decision to hold the Games in B.C. was a risk, given the El Nino weather anomaly.

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Le patriotisme canadien, grand vainqueur des Jeux olympiques

Feb. 27, 2010 | Filed under: UBC In the News | Tags:

Neil Guppy, director of the Department of Sociology at UBC, comments on the feeling of pride Vancouver experienced during the Olympics.

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Weather issues will soon become Sochi’s problem

Feb. 27, 2010 | Filed under: UBC In the News | Tags:

Simon Donner, a UBC climate scientist, discusses the temperate marine climate in Sochi, Russia — the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

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Tables turned: UBC-IOC survey questions international media about 2010 Winter Games

Feb. 27, 2010 | Filed under: Media Advisory | Tags: ,

As part of the world’s first Olympic Games Impact (OGI) study, University of British Columbia researchers are required by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to survey the views of international media covering the 2010 Winter Games. Media from outside Canada are invited to complete a short, confidential four-question survey at: http://www.ogi-ubc.ca/mediaimage Beginning with the 2010 Winter Games, [...]

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Athletes cash in on Games

Feb. 26, 2010 | Filed under: Media Advisory | Tags: , , , , , ,

Will Vancouver 2010 athletes strike gold with hefty endorsement contracts? There’s a good chance they will, says UBC business professor Paul Cubbon, an expert on branding, brand reputations and marketing.

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Looking back, looking forward: UBC experts analyze 2010 Games, look ahead to London and Sochi

Feb. 25, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , ,

As the 2010 Olympics draw to a close, UBC experts will be available to analyze the Vancouver Games and look ahead to the upcoming London and Sochi Games. ? Date/Time: Friday, Feb. 26, 3-4 p.m. ? Location: B.C. International Media Centre, Robson Square ? Room: Media Briefing Room Rob VanWynsberghe, Lead Researcher, UBC Olympic Games [...]

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Meet the UBC creator of North America’s Greenest Building

Feb. 25, 2010 | Filed under: Media Advisory | Tags: , , ,

Media are invited to a press briefing by UBC Prof. John Robinson, who is creating the greenest building in North America at the University of British Columbia.

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UBC This Week

Feb. 25, 2010 | Filed under: UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases Feb. 19: New UBC centre will use 2010 experience to help maximize sustainable benefits from sport Upcoming Event Highlights Feb. 26: Robson Square Celebration Site Mar. 1: You are Brilliant and the Earth is Hiring: Communicating your Research Beyond the Ivory Tower Mar. 2: Autism spectrum disorders and foetal hypoxia: Statistical [...]

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cIRcle at UBC’s Celebrate Research Week

Feb. 25, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

Ingrid Parent, UBC’s University Librarian, is inviting members of the UBC community to an event entitled Get up close with cIRcle: Revealing your research to the world.  cIRcle is UBC’s openly accessible digital repository for research and teaching materials created by the UBC community and its partners. Three UBC scholars will talk about using cIRcle [...]

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