UBC Reports | Vol. 57 | No. 3 | Mar. 2, 2011
How new wireless protocols will handle demand for access and speed
by Lorraine Chan with files from Craig Wilson, ICICS
After nearly 40 years in Canada’s Foreign Service—where he served as Canada’s top diplomat to Asia – it is fair to say Caron found adventure in spades.
by Basil Waugh
In rural areas of Malawi, where poverty is widespread and the rates of HIV/AIDS infection are high, one UBC researcher is looking at how the forest is helping to support people.
by Heather Amos
You’ve been riding a bus through a foreign country and arrive early in the morning in a town square. As you get off the bus, young boys approach you and start speaking to you. They try several languages—English, French, Italian, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese—waiting for you to pick up on one of them.
by Heather Amos
New UBC research finds that the importance parents place on education at home can play a major factor on teens’ decision to continue high school or drop out.
by Vivian Tran and Basil Waugh
Ask Dr. David Patrick about Canada’s early explorer David Thompson, and he’ll tell you how his leadership style is still relevant today.
By Patricia Hall
A new study led by Leanne ten Brinke, a PhD Candidate of psychology at UBC’s Okanagan campus, investigates how genuine and falsified remorse reveals itself on the human face, and how these facial clues can help detect whether a person is faking regret or sincerely sorry.
by Jody Jacob
Certain vegetable oil-based products may increase heart complications in diabetics, says UBC researcher Sanjoy Ghosh.
by Deanna Roberts
UBC physicists and civil engineers have successfully tested a theory by eminent physicist Stephen Hawking. In 1974, Hawking posited that black holes emit a weak level of radiation even as they exert gravitational pulls so strong that little can escape, not even light. The UBC team published results in a recent issue of Physical Review Letters.
by Lorraine Chan
Research, the systematic search for new knowledge, happens every day at UBC. Every day, through scholarly publication, new ideas developed here form a platform for further exploration at research institutions around the world. At UBC,
we take one week every year to reflect on, to illuminate and to educate our community about the richness of discovery
in science and the humanities. It’s a week in March to Celebrate Research, a mirror of our September Celebrate Learning Week, and an invaluable window on the best of what remarkable minds are doing in this remarkable place.
By Brian Lin