Archive for August, 2010

UBC electric car first to beetle across Canada

Aug. 30, 2010 | Filed under: Extra

An electric-powered 1972 Volkswagen Beetle will be the first electric car to travel across Canada thanks to a group of engineering students from the University of British Columbia. The students, members of the UBC Electric Car Club, took a 1972 Volkswagen and transformed it into an electric-powered car. Now, two club members are driving the [...]

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UBC researchers unveil “toolbox of MiniPromoters” for gene research and therapy

Aug. 30, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed

University of British Columbia researchers have led the development of a new “toolbox of MiniPromoters” for research and future therapies on brain, spinal cord and eye function.

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Sixth year of Okanagan campus growth increases opportunities for UBC degree

Aug. 30, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed

Strong demand for a University of British Columbia degree has resulted in the sixth straight year of enrolment growth at UBC’s Okanagan campus, which will welcome 1,832 first-year students, up by 22 per cent. UBC’s Vancouver campus has met its enrolment target and will have 5,666 new first-year students, a slight decrease from 2009.

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UBC This Week

Aug. 26, 2010 | Filed under: UBC This Week

Upcoming Event Highlights Aug. 27: Listen to the Whispers: Ovarian Cancer Awareness Aug. 31: UBC Freshmen Reception Sept. 1: UBC Farm Wednesday Market Sept. 2: WordPress Basics I Find out what else is happening at UBC this week. For sports events, visit the UBC Athletics site at http://www.gothunderbirds.ca/calendar.aspx.

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UBC profs present in Sept. 23 Public Salon

Aug. 26, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

Prof. Max Cynader, Director of Brain Research Centre and Prof. Bill Rees, Community and Regional Planning and developer of the ecological footprint concept, will participate in the Sept. 23rd Public Salon presented by the Global Civic Policy Society. The Society was founded by former mayor of Vancouver Sam Sullivan to promote research and reflection on [...]

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Institute of Asian Research launches Asia Pacific Memo

Aug. 26, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

The Institute of Asian Research (IAR) at UBC has launched Asia Pacific Memo, a new online publication on contemporary Asia. The current feature story is an IAR seven-part video interview with Nelson Rand, a Canadian journalist in Bangkok covering insurgencies and political protests in Thailand for six years, who was wounded earlier in the summer. Rand [...]

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UBC Library launches Abacus

Aug. 26, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC Library in partnership with Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria and the University of Northern British Columbia has launched Abacus, a platform to access research data from a central interface. It allows students, researchers and faculty from British Columbia’s major universities to discover and download numeric data from organizations such as Statistics Canada.   [...]

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UBC undergraduate researchers shine at poster competition

Aug. 26, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

Seven UBC students were among the undergraduates recognized for their research at the 2010 Rising Stars of Research (RSR) national undergraduate research poster competition on Aug. 19.  Showcasing their work in engineering, science and social sciences, 120 students from Hong Kong and Canada presented their research at this unique cross-disciplinary conference.  UBC was well represented [...]

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UBC prof launches new medical textbook on understanding the heart

Aug. 26, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

Assoc. Prof. Carol-Ann Courneya, UBC Faculty of Medicine, together with Dr. Michael Parker, Harvard University, recently launched a new textbook Cardiovascular Physiology: A Clinical Approach, to be used for the first time in the Cardio Block in the MD Undergraduate Program in February 2011. This book focuses on the clinically relevant information about how the [...]

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New Nike soccer ball tested by UBC Aerolab

Aug. 26, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

The new Nike Total 90 Tracer soccer ball was tested in the wind tunnels of UBC’s Aerolab.  The UBC-tested ball, found to be the most aerodynamically efficient ball in the marketplace, made its debut at a Manchester United vs. Newscastle game on Aug. 16 at Old Trafford in Manchester. Aerolab’s relationship with Nike began in [...]

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