Archive for February, 2012

Heather Kempthorne (pictured with Prof. Royann Petrell) works on the artificial estuary tank. Martin Dee Photograph

Vol. 58 | No. 3

Feb. 29, 2012 | Filed under: UBC Reports

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Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic plays at UBC's Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre during the Davis Cup.

Tennis madness sweeps UBC

Feb. 29, 2012 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories

France and Canada’s top tennis stars battled it out at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre in February as UBC hosted the Davis Cup. Kavie Toor—UBC’s point man for hosting this international sporting event—shared his excitement with UBC Reports.

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In the news

Feb. 29, 2012 | Filed under: Uncategorized

Highlights of UBC media coverage in February 2012 News from the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Marine mammal research The BBC reported on UBC professor Andrew Trites and his colleagues who are using trained sea lions for research on eating habits. The researchers strap cameras and tracking equipment on to the sea lions as they dive [...]

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Early Alert comes to UBC

Feb. 29, 2012 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags: ,

Student mental health is fundamental to learning and UBC has made it a goal to create a campus community that promotes wellbeing. To help achieve this goal, UBC has launched a new program called Early Alert.

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UBC researcher Wendy Hall has advice for wrung out parents whose toddlers won’t go to sleep.

Sleepless children, exhausted parents

Feb. 29, 2012 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags:

In a recent study with 58 children aged one to three-years who attended daycare, UBC researcher Wendy Hall looked at the correlations between their sleep patterns and behaviour at home and at daycare.

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UBC Geography Prof. David Edgington is investigating the lessons of Japan’s 2011 earthquake. Martin Dee Photograph

One year after

Feb. 29, 2012 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , ,

Japan’s citizens are still reeling from what UBC Geography Prof. David Edgington calls “the triple disaster” of March 11, 2011. UBC Reports asked the Japan expert about clean-up efforts and the likelihood of a similar event in B.C.

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Anniversary of Japan disaster: UBC Library exhibit

Anniversary of Japan disaster: UBC Library exhibit supports reflection, healing

Feb. 29, 2012 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags:

One year after a devastating triple disaster rocked Japan and shocked the world, UBC Library is commemorating the event with a multifaceted exhibition, providing context, reflection and healing.

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Heather Kempthorne (pictured with Prof. Royann Petrell) works on the artificial estuary tank.

Part of the carbon storage solution

Feb. 29, 2012 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags:

Eel-grass project gives engineering students hands-on learning

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From green streets to smart energy, UBC is building a model sustainable c ommunity for campus residents. Albert Normandin Photograph

Five ways UTown@UBC is innovating sustainability

Feb. 29, 2012 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags:

How do theoretical concepts of sustainability translate into real-world changes? One way is to use UTown@UBC, UBC’s on-campus residential community, as a “Living Lab” for testing sustainable practices.

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Mary Kitagawa has led the campaign for UBC to award honorary degrees to the Japanese Canadian students affected by internment. Tosh Kitagawa Photograph

Righting a 70-year wrong

Feb. 29, 2012 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags:

The treatment of Japanese Canadians and Japanese nationals during the Second World War is a dark period of Canadian history. Now‚ 70 years later, the University of British Columbia will recognize its own involvement. UBC will grant honorary degrees to Japanese Canadian students who were unable to complete their studies when they were sent to internment camps in 1942.

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