Archive for December, 2011

UBC Public Affairs Office holiday hours

Dec. 23, 2011 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: ,

The Public Affairs Office will closed for the holidays from Dec. 26, 2011 to Jan 2, 2012. The office will re-open on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012.

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Rosie Redfield named one of Nature’s 2011 newsmakers

Dec. 22, 2011 | Filed under: Extra, News Feed

UBC microbiologist Rosie Redfield has been named by the journal Nature as one of “Ten People Who Mattered This Year.”

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Hot topics in the news

Dec. 21, 2011 | Filed under: Quotable

UBC experts on pipeline debates Environmental issues Business and trade Aboriginal communities Law and policy

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UBC researchers release estimate of “invisible workforce” in global fisheries

Dec. 20, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , ,

University of British Columbia researchers have released a comprehensive estimate of the number of fisheries jobs around the world – including small-scale, artisanal operations that were previously not counted in official fisheries estimates.

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People more likely to lie when texting: UBC research

Dec. 20, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

Text messaging leads people to be more deceitful when compared to other modes of communication, according to Sauder School of Business researchers at the University of British Columbia.

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UBC experts available to speak about North Korean leader Kim Jong-il

Dec. 19, 2011 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

With the news of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s death, UBC experts are available to comment on the implications for North Korea, regional security issues and international relations.

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On income inequality

Dec. 16, 2011 | Filed under: Quotable

Inequality rises sharply during recessions…If history is any guide, we could be witnessing another ratcheting up in inequality.

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UBC This Week

Dec. 15, 2011 | Filed under: UBC This Week

   UBC This Week will resume Jan. 5, 2012.   Recent UBC Media Releases Dec. 15 Majority of B.C. women take prescription drugs during pregnancy: UBC study Dec. 15 Generations disagree on public funding priorities: new poll data   Upcoming Event Highlights Dec. 16 “Rocks of Interest To A Young Geologist” By Ruth Beer Dec. [...]

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TechTrek Saturday workshop program

Dec. 15, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

The TechTrek Saturday workshop program brings grade 8-12 high-school students and parents to campus for a half-day of computer-science activities including programming robots, learning to design programs and games, and listening to industry professionals and university experts talk about the cutting edge of technology. Registered students can enter to win prizes. For more information and [...]

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Twenty-four UBC students receive B.C. Aboriginal Student Awards

Dec. 15, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

Twenty-four UBC students have been recognized with B.C. Aboriginal Student Awards. The awards, which are granted with scholarships from $1,000 to $3,500 in value, are given annually to Aboriginal students pursuing post-secondary education in British Columbia. One-hundred and seventeen students from 21 institutions received the awards this year, with UBC having the greatest number of [...]

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