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.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eel-grass project gives engineering students hands-on learning
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.
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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