Archive for March, 2011

CiTR Radio Prof Talk interviews Daniel Vickers, department head and professor in History

Mar. 31, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

On UBC CiTR Radio’s Prof Talk with host Farha Khan, Prof. Daniel Vickers from the Dept. of History will discuss the subject of history as a field of study as well as his research on Early America, social history of seafaring, work and economic culture. Every second Tuesday, Prof Talk on 101.9FM features live interviews [...]

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Asia Pacific Memo update – Islam and Capitalism / Key issues in Asia

Mar. 31, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

Those interested in current issues in Asia and across the Pacific are invited to subscribe to the Asia Pacific Memo (APM) series. Twice-weekly, APM publishes short text memos or video interviews at http://www.asiapacificmemo.ca/ Mar 29 – Capital-islam: Spiritual Economies in Southeast Asia by Daromir Rudnyckyj Mar 24 – Key issues Facing East Asia (Video Interview [...]

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Bill McKibben at the Learning Centre

Mar. 31, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

The Vancouver Institute presents the free Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Lecture – “Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet,” presented by Prof. Bill McKibben. Described by the Boston Globe as “the nation’s leading environmentalist,” McKibben is the author of more than a dozen books. A former staff writer for the New Yorker, [...]

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New director for UBC Pulp and Paper Centre

Mar. 31, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

James Olson, professor in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, has been announced as the new director for UBC’s Pulp and Paper Centre. An expert in the application of physics and fluid mechanics to problems associated with the pulp and paper industry, Olson’s current research includes reduction of energy used in mechanical pulping, modelling turbulent fibre [...]

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UBC This Week

Mar. 31, 2011 | Filed under: UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases Mar. 30: Death anxiety prompts people to believe in intelligent design, reject evolution: UBC research Mar. 29: Media reports about uncommon acts of goodness can make good people even better: UBC study Mar. 25: UBC 2011 federal election experts Upcoming Event Highlights Mar. 31:  UBC Engineering – IGEN Industry Night Apr. 1: Signed [...]

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CIHR and CMAJ recognize two UBC profs for top achievements in Canadian health research

Mar. 31, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) recently acknowledged six top achievements in Canadian health research that have had a significant impact on health, health care and health research. These achievements work to improve our understanding of health and human diseases, help tackle health challenges, and improve our [...]

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Peter Wall Foundation and UBC launch new program

Mar. 31, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

The Peter Wall Foundation and UBC have launched a unique new program – the “Peter Wall Solutions Initiative” (PWSI) to support UBC researchers from across a;; disciplines and their community partners working on innovative ways to develop practical solutions with tangible benefits.  The goal is to advance solutions and address issues including sustainability, health care [...]

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Eliason and her colleagues fishing near Chilliwack in 2010. Photo by Marika Gale

Some populations of Fraser River salmon more likely to survive climate change: UBC study

Mar. 31, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Populations of Fraser River sockeye salmon are so fine-tuned to their environment that any further environmental changes caused by climate change could lead to the disappearance of some populations, while others may be less affected, says a new study by University of British Columbia scientists.

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Death anxiety prompts people to believe in intelligent design, reject evolution: UBC research

Mar. 30, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

Researchers at the University of British Columbia and Union College (Schenectady, N.Y.) have found that people’s death anxiety can influence them to support theories of intelligent design and reject evolutionary theory.

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Media reports about uncommon acts of goodness can make good people even better: UBC study

Mar. 29, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

People with a strong moral identity are measurably inspired to do good after being exposed to media stories about uncommon acts of human goodness, according to research at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business.

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