Archive for July, 2010

UBC students visit mining regions of Portugal and Spain

Jul. 22, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

Each year, the fourth-year graduating class of mining engineering fundraise for a field trip to mining regions overseas.  At this year’s trip to Spain and Portugal, the class visited three mines (one underground, two open pit ), one smelter, two universities, and the historical Rio Tinto mining district.  For the first time, the group met [...]

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UBC residents awarded international research grants

Jul. 22, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC medical residents Jacqueline Hudson, Danielle MacNeil, Monica Langer and Zaheer Kanji received the Branch for International Surgery research awards for this year. The four annual $2,500 research grants are awarded to UBC surgery-related residents interested in expanding their understanding of unmet surgical care in low-resource regions. Three of the researchers will travel to Uganda [...]

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Materials engineering graduate student receives ASM Award

Jul. 22, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

Beth Sterling, graduate student in the Dept. of Materials Engineering, will receive a 2010 American Society for Metals (ASM) Marcus A. Grossman Young Author Award. Sterling collaborated with a group for the award-winning paper entitled “Sodium Borohydride Reduction of Aqueous Silver-Iron-Nickel Solutions: a Chemical Route to Synthesis of Low Thermal Expansion-High Conductivity Ag-Invar Alloys,” (published [...]

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UBC joins international project on indigenous peoples’ health

Jul. 22, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

The UBC Faculty of Medicine is participating in a new international collaboration launched to improve the care of chronic disease among indigenous peoples.  Betty Calam, associate professor in the Dept. of Family Practice; Leah Walker, clinical instructor in Family Practice; and Kendall Ho, associate professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of the eHealth Strategy Office, will [...]

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UBC researcher discovers ancient “stress hormone” in pre-historic fish

Jul. 22, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed

A University of British Columbia zoologist has discovered a new corticosteroid hormone in the sea lamprey, an eel-like fish and one of the earliest vertebrates dating back 500 million years. These findings have shed light on the evolution of steroid hormones and may help conservation and management efforts for lampreys. “This new discovery has significant [...]

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UBC professor credits diversified revenue for success of world’s top airports

Jul. 22, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , ,

The latest global survey of airports reveals that non-aeronautical revenue streams can help airports achieve higher efficiency so they can lower aircraft landing fees and attract more aeronautical business. Recently released by the Air Transport Research Society (ATRS)  headquartered at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business, the 2010 ATRS Global Airport Benchmarking [...]

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On Tamil boat-people

Jul. 21, 2010 | Filed under: Quotable

Which concern should trump? The fact that many of these people are genuinely at risk; or their associations with a rebel force that engaged in deplorable acts?

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UBC panel on Thailand features journalist shot during unrest

Jul. 20, 2010 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

The University of British Columbia’s Institute for Asian Research presents a panel discussion on political turbulence in Thailand featuring Nelson Rand, a Canadian journalist and UBC alumnus based in Bangkok who was shot while covering the Red Shirt protests earlier this summer.

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UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Building groundbreaking ceremony

Jul. 16, 2010 | Filed under: Backgrounder, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

Premier Gordon Campbell and University of British Columbia President Prof. Stephen Toope led a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Pharmaceutical Sciences Building today.

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UBC Graduate School of Journalism garners three Emmy Award nominations

Jul. 15, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release

Ten students from UBC’s Graduate School of Journalism’s International Reporting class, led by former 60 Minutes producer and UBC Associate Professor Peter Klein, have been nominated for two Emmy Awards. This is the first time students at a Canadian university have been nominated for an Emmy in a news category, chosen by the U.S. National [...]

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