Archive for May, 2011

On Henrik and Daniel Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks

May. 31, 2011 | Filed under: Quotable

They can anticipate what the other is going to do by figuring what they themselves would do.

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Non-invasive wireless near-infrared device provides reliable diagnosis of bladder dysfunction: UBC-VCH-CFRI study

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

A cell phone-sized, wireless near-infrared device is as reliable as the current “gold standard” invasive tests in determining bladder disease, according to a study by researchers at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health and the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI).

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Weekend story ideas: 3,000 alumni return to UBC for Alumni Weekend, free attractions and Mike Harcourt sustainability panel

May. 27, 2011 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Media and the public are invited to join more than 3,000 alumni who will return to campus for UBC’s annual Alumni Weekend on Saturday, May 28 (tomorrow).

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UBC researchers to lead $4.7-million study on early-stage oral cancer

May. 27, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Researchers from UBC’s Faculties of Medicine, Science and Dentistry are leading a $4.7 million pan-Canadian clinical trial aimed at improving outcomes for patients undergoing surgery for oral squamous cell cancers.

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UBC This Week

May. 26, 2011 | Filed under: UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases May 25: UBC grads don cap and gown for week of Vancouver campus ceremonies May 24: Happy guys finish last, says new study on sexual attractiveness Upcoming Event Highlights May 27-29: Engineering Alumni Weekend May 27: CTLT Showcase 4: TLEF Poster Presentations May 28: Vibrant Sustainable Communities: Towards a Smart Future [...]

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UBC SPP Pension Fair: May 31

May. 26, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

The Staff Pension Plan Pension Fair will have information booths and opportunities to learn more about the Staff Pension Plan as well as UBC Human Resource’s Retirement and Survivor Benefits. The following groups will be in attendance:  Service Canada Canada Revenue Agency UBC IMANT UBC Continuing Studies (Seniors and Community Programs, Life and Career Programs) [...]

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Media screening of Raising Big Blue, a film about Canada’s largest blue whale skeleton

May. 26, 2011 | Filed under: Media Advisory

Advance screening of Raising Big Blue, a documentary about the blue whale skeleton at UBC’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum and preview of the museum’s summer public programs

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Health Council of Canada recognizes two UBC students for virtual learning presentation

May. 26, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

Two UBC students were recognized by the Health Council of Canada for their winning entry in the Health Innovation Award contest, highlighting best practices in Canadian health care. Allison Mariko Nakanishi, an MD student, and Frank Ka-Shing Leung, a graduating student from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, were awarded first place in the team category for their [...]

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Orthopaedics professor wins fellowship from Canadian Orthopaedic Association

May. 26, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

Kelly Ann Lefaivre, an assistant professor in the Dept. of Orthopaedics, has been selected as the North American Travelling Fellow by the Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA). Lefaivre, who graduated with an MD from UBC in 2002, will represent the COA during the five-week tour of orthopaedic centres in the U.S. and Canada, beginning in October. Her research [...]

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High school students to solve murder mystery at UBC

May. 26, 2011 | Filed under: Media Advisory

Guided by graduate students at UBC’s Life Sciences Institute (LSI), a group of 26 high school students from Bella Bella Community School in BC’s central coast will use basic scientific techniques to examine evidence and finger the killer, CSI-style.

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