Archive for November, 2011

UBC study explores distrust of atheists by believers

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

Distrust is the central motivating factor behind why religious people dislike atheists, according to a new study led by UBC psychologists.

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UBC receives $2.2M from BMO for family business and dairy research education

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

The University of British Columbia welcomes a $2.2 million donation from BMO Financial Group to support education and outreach for successful family business as well as innovative research and education to benefit dairy farms – most of them family-run.

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HIV/AIDS: Mapping the Body: Exploring HIV through Art

Nov. 29, 2011 | Filed under: Events

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On making end-of-life care decisions for family members

Nov. 28, 2011 | Filed under: Quotable

Most people find if they have some idea what their loved one had in mind, it makes a difference.

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Babies embrace punishment earlier than previously thought, study suggests

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

Babies as young as eight months old want people who commit or condone antisocial acts to be punished, according to a new study led by a University of British Columbia researcher.

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Marine biodiversity loss due to warming and predation: UBC researcher

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

The biodiversity loss caused by climate change will result from a combination of rising temperatures and predation – and may be more severe than currently predicted, according to a study by University of British Columbia zoologist Christopher Harley.

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UBC partnering with Province of B.C. to promote social innovation

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

The ISIS research centre at UBC’s Sauder School of Business is partnering with the Province of British Columbia and other business and non-profit organizations on a dynamic initiative to fund social innovation in B.C.

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UBC engineering open house to showcase DNA testing, robots, wind tunnel and other highlights

Nov. 25, 2011 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

UBC Engineering students and researchers are providing an insider’s view on how things work: from wind tunnel aerodynamics and robotics to nanotechnology and DNA testing.

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Frank Tester trains Inuit youth in documentary filmmaking skills, part of the Nanisiniq Project

UBC experts available to comment on UN climate change conference

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

UBC experts are available to speak about the 17th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP17/CMP7) in Durban, South Africa, beginning Nov. 28.

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UBC This Week

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

  Recent UBC Media Releases Nov. 20: Effects of climate change to further degrade fisheries resources: UBC researchers   Upcoming Event Highlights Nov. 25: Why Don’t (More) Good People Enter Politics? Nov. 25: Book sale at UBC Bookstore Nov. 26: UBC Engineering Open House Fair Nov. 26: A Little Creation Nov. 27: Soundings: Music of David [...]

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