Archive for April, 2011

Astronomers unveil portrait of “super-exotic super-Earth:” Densest known rocky planet

Apr. 28, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

An international team of astronomers today revealed details of a “super-exotic” exoplanet that would make the planet Pandora in the movie Avatar pale in comparison.

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UBC This Week

Apr. 28, 2011 | Filed under: UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases Apr. 28: Ongoing relationship with care provider key for patients with a chronic condition: UBC study Apr. 27: Social media transforming how Canadians get the news, study finds Apr. 26: UBC will stay a member of the CIS Upcoming Event Highlights Apr. 28: Alt Doc Cinema Apr. 29: The 8th Annual [...]

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UBC Faculty of Medicine eHealth summer camp

Apr. 28, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

At the eHealth summer camp, high school students entering years 10-12 in September 2011 will experience eHealth technologies, mHealth (mobile health) devices, virtual patient simulations, and create their own eHealth application.  They will explore health and health informatics careers and visit behind-the-scenes of a hospital and the TELUS® Innovation Centre. Camps are designed and run [...]

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GEERing Up! UBC Engineering and Science for Kids this summer

Apr. 28, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

GEERing Up! UBC Engineering and Science for Kids is running weeklong engineering, science and technology summer camps this year from July 4 to Aug. 26. These camps are for children and youth entering grades two to 10 in September 2011, with a special girls only week from July 25-29. Camps run from 9 a.m. to [...]

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Print Modernities – interdisciplinary graduate conference

Apr. 28, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

? Print Modernities is an interdisciplinary graduate conference co-organized by the UBC departments of English, History, and Art History and Visual Art at UBC. It seeks to bring together scholars from a wide range of fields to explore the role of print production and publishing in the experience of modernity (ca. 1845 to 1945). During [...]

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One professor and four alumni named in Top 40 Under 40 Awards

Apr. 28, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

Karen Bakker, an associate professor of geography and director of the Program on Water Governance at UBC, was today named a winner of the 2010 Top 40 Under 40 Awards.  The Top 40 Under 40 Awards recognize the achievements and leadership of young Canadians. Bakker, an expert on water governance, first came to UBC in [...]

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Three UBC professors honoured with CUFA BC’s Distinguished Academics Awards

Apr. 28, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

Three UBC professors have received this year’s Confederation of University Faculty Associations of British Columbia (CUFA BC)’s Distinguished Academics Awards.  These awards are presented annually by CUFA BC to recognize faculty members at B.C.’s public universities who use their research and scholarly work to make contributions to the wider community. UBC’s Prof. Benjamin Perrin will [...]

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One professor and four alumni named in Top 40 Under 40 Awards

Apr. 28, 2011 | Filed under: Extra, News Feed | Tags: ,

Karen Bakker, an associate professor of geography and director of the Program on Water Governance at UBC, was today named a winner of the 2010 Top 40 Under 40 Awards. Four UBC alumni were also among the recipients of the award.

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Ongoing relationship with care provider key for patients with a chronic condition: UBC study

Apr. 28, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , ,

People with a chronic condition such as diabetes or arthritis may find themselves taking on a more active role in maintaining or improving their own health if there is an ongoing relationship with a primary healthcare (PHC) provider, according to University of British Columbia research. Appearing in the current issue of Medical Care, the study [...]

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Social media transforming how Canadians get the news, study finds

Apr. 27, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , ,

A new study finds nearly 60 per cent of Canadians – the equivalent of more than 15 million people – regularly visit social networking websites, with the majority of users saying social media exposes them to a broader range of news and information than traditional media.

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