Archive for February, 2011

Oscillating “plug” of magma causes tremors that forecast volcanic eruptions: UBC research

Feb. 25, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia geophysicists are offering a new explanation for seismic tremors accompanying volcanic eruptions that could advance forecasting of explosive eruptions such as recent events at Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines, Chaiten Volcano in Chile, and Mount St. Helens in Washington State.

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Adverse drug events costly to health care system: Vancouver Coastal Health-UBC research

Feb. 25, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

Patients who suffer an adverse medical event arising from the use or misuse of medications are more costly to the health care system than other emergency department (ED) patients, say physicians and research scientists at Vancouver General Hospital and the University of British Columbia. Their research, the first to examine the health outcomes and cost of patient care for patients presenting to the ED with adverse drug events, is published today in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.

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UBC This Week

Feb. 24, 2011 | Filed under: UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases Feb. 24: Pioneering UBC clean energy project gets $11.2 million in new government support Feb. 23: Oscillating “plug” of magma causes tremors that forecast volcanic eruptions: UBC research Feb. 23: Canadians and Americans get different drug information online: UBC study Feb. 18: Fishing down food web leaves fewer big fish, more [...]

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CiTR Radio Prof Talk interviews Dr. Pascal Lavoie, clinical assistant professor

Feb. 24, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

On UBC CiTR Radio’s Prof Talk, with host Farha Khan, Dr. Pascal Lavoie, from the Division of Neonatology, will discuss some of his recent research on protecting premature babies who become sick from infections or other diseases after birth as well provide an overview of the clinical field of neonatology. Every second Tuesday, Prof Talk [...]

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Asia Pacific Memo update: Pre-election Singapore and social media/Local prejudice in Xinjiang, China

Feb. 24, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

The Institute of Asian Research (IAR)’s Asia Pacific Memo features accessible scholarly knowledge about contemporary Asia. They publish short text memos or video interviews every Tuesday and Thursday, at http://www.asiapacificmemo.ca/ • Feb 22: Pre-election Singapore Clamps Down on Social Media, by Netina Tan, University of Toronto. • Feb 17: In Xinjiang, how Local Prejudices Hinder [...]

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SALA Public Lecture Program presents: Jerry van Eyck, Arcadian Urbanism

Feb. 24, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

The School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture will host Jerry van Eyck and his talk Arcadian Urbanism. With experience in the New York area, he is the principle of !melk, a landscape architecture and urban design practice dedicated to large-scale urban and landscape interventions as well as public spaces and gardens. Date: March 3 Time: 6 p.m. [...]

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Green College hosts talk on role of academics and researchers in public policy

Feb. 24, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

Dr. Amir Attaran, Canada Research chair in law, population health and global development policy, will be speaking at Green College about the role of academics and researchers in public policy . His talk will focus on how academic freedoms can allow professors to be vocal outside of the academic sphere and advocate for human rights litigation, improvements [...]

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Clean Energy Research Centre Seminar Series

Feb. 24, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC Clean Energy Research Centre will host Milind Kandlikar and his talk: The Co-Benefits of Local Air Quality Improvement and Climate Change Mitigation in the Developing World. Kandlikar is an associate professor jointly appointed in the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability and the Liu Institute for Global Research at UBC. An engineer by training, [...]

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Dr. Larry Goldenberg, prostate cancer pioneer, at the Learning Centre

Feb. 24, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and Woodward Library present Dr. Larry Goldenberg, an award-winning UBC researcher, pioneer in the treatment of prostate cancer and world-renowned advocate of patient education. He authored one of the first books to explain prostate cancer treatment options in layman’s terms. Goldenberg, director of the Vancouver Prostate Centre and head [...]

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OS & OT presents “An Interactive Research Colloquium on Health and Occupation”

Feb. 24, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

The Dept. of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy (OS & OT) presents six short talks given by researchers on contemporary studies to advance occupational therapy scholarship and the science of occupation. Each talk will include audience participation. Date:   March 10 Time: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Place: Diamond Pavilion, Vancouver General Hospital, 2775 Laurel Street, Vancouver with video [...]

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