UBC Reports | Vol. 56 | No. 2 | Feb. 8, 2010

UBC Reports

February 2010

Insane Pain: Thrill of the skeleton

When Jeff Pain describes himself as a Type A personality, he’s not kidding.

by Glenn Drexhage

Happiness under a microscope: UBC helps lead a new scholarly focus on wellbeing

With the world gathered to admire those faster, better and stronger, many of us would assume that “richer” tops that list of desired traits.

by Lorraine Chan

The MOA launches a massive digital collection

Next month, UBC’s Museum of Anthropology (MOA), the Musqueam Indian Band, the Sto:lo Nation, Sto:lo Tribal Council and the U’mista Cultural Society will launch the first-ever digital network of more than 300,000 Northwest Coast objects.

by Lorraine Chan with files from Frontier Magazine

UBC Olympic legend: GM of first national hockey team predicts women will lead medal count

Bob Hindmarch likes the look of the 2010 Canadian hockey teams.

by Heather Amos

Hooked on racing: Grad’s grace under pressure

Alexa Loo prefers to perform when the heat is on.

by Glenn Drexhage

Canada dreams of gold

Montreal, 1976: Team Canada wins five silver medals, six bronze – and not a single gold at the Summer Olympic Games. Next up is Calgary, 1988; this time the tally is two silver medals, three bronzes . . . and no gold at the Winter Olympics.

by Glenn Drexhage

Rethinking drug development: A new commitment to global access

UBC recently became the first Canadian university to join Yale, Harvard, the US National Institutes of Health and other major institutions as a signatory to the Statement of Principles and Strategies for the Equitable Dissemination of Medical Technologies.

by Brian Lin

Discovery tackles neglected disease

The first application of UBC’s Global Access principles tackles Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL), a debilitating disease that affects 12 million people worldwide.

by Brian Lin

UBC Okanagan’s forensic psych group tackles tough community issues

Graduate students and faculty at UBC Okanagan have joined forces to form a Forensic Psychology Scholar Group that aims to deliver high-quality, practical education and research to the community.

by Jody Jacob

Entrepreneurship project takes aim at unemployment in Kenya

When Nancy Langton, associate professor at UBC’s Sauder School of Business, discusses the economic environment of the slums of Kibera, in Nairobi she relays a telling anecdote about the area’s small-business make-up: Too many hair salons, not enough of anything else.

by Derek Moscato

Fit for the Games: Athletes aren’t the only ones training

A husband-and-wife team at UBC is helping ensure that Games volunteers are in tip-top shape.

by Glenn Drexhage

UBC develops North America’s greenest building

“Sustainability is about what kind of world we want to live in.”

by Glenn Drexhage

Students build podiums fit for Olympians

Every athlete dreams of standing on an Olympic podium.

by Heather Amos

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