Archive for January, 2011

One year later: UBC experts ready to comment on 2010 Games impacts and legacies

Jan. 31, 2011 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

As the one-year anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games approaches, UBC experts are ready to comment on social, economic and environmental impacts of the major international event.

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On shutting down Internet service in Egypt

Jan. 31, 2011 | Filed under: Quotable

Social media was a catalyst, and government wanted to eliminate that.

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UBC This Week

Jan. 27, 2011 | Filed under: UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases Jan. 24: Genome of blue stain fungus evolved to bypass tree defense in mountain pine beetle epidemic: UBC research Jan. 21: UBC gains $2.8 million for research infrastructure Upcoming Event Highlights Jan. 28: Canada West Swimming Championships Jan. 31: Early Astrophysics from the Planck Mission Feb. 1: Public Salon Feb. 2: [...]

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CiTR Radio Prof Talk interviews Dean of Arts

Jan. 27, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

On UBC CiTR Radio’s Prof Talk, with host Farha Khan, Dean of Arts and Haitian scholar Gage Averill will discuss his new role at UBC as well as his recent Grammy nomination for his project, Alan Lomax in Haiti: Recordings for the Library of Congress, 1936-1937.  Every second Tuesday, Prof Talk on 101.9FM features interviews [...]

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Buchanan Tower bike storage facility officially open

Jan. 27, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

A new, secure, 96-bike storage facility in Buchanan Tower was officially opened on Jan. 26.  The facility is located in two matching open-air areas of Buchanan Tower, part of the Faculty of Arts complex. This facility provides safe and secure storage in a unique, custom designed structure with an innovative two-tier racking system designed to [...]

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Dementia 2011 forum

Jan. 27, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

The Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) Clinic for Alzheimer’s disease and Related Disorders at UBC Hospital invites patients, staff, and the public to participate in Dementia 2011. The forum this year features 12 VCH researchers and clinicians covering leading-edge aspects of Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions. Topics inlcude advances in early diagnosis and treatment options, meaningful [...]

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Engineering Week 2011

Jan. 27, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

With more than 25 events planned for next week, the UBC Engineering Undergraduate Society will be hosting a range of events for Engineering Week 2011— from Old Red New Red to dodgeball and a career fair. Visit: www.ubcengineers.ca/eweek/

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UBC students compete in Western Engineering Competition

Jan. 27, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

Thirty-seven UBC engineering students, including 17 from UBC’s Okanagan campus, are heading to Saskatoon to match their skills against engineering students from across western Canada. Students will compete in communications engineering, consulting engineering, impromptu debate, innovative design, junior team design and senior team design. At the Western Engineering Competition (WEC) students have the opportunity to [...]

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Wave-generated ‘White Hole’ boosts hawking radiation theory

Jan. 27, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

A team of UBC physicists and engineers have designed an experiment featuring a trough of flowing water to help bolster a 35-year-old theory proposed by eminent physicist Stephen Hawking. For more information, visit www.science.ubc.ca/news/505

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UBC researchers produce first global map of surface permeability

Jan. 27, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC researchers have produced the first map of the world outlining the ease of fluid flow through the planet’s porous surface rocks and sediments. The maps and data, published in Geophysical Research Letters, could help improve water resource management and climate modeling, and eventually lead to new insights into a range of geological processes. For [...]

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