Archive for February, 2012

Only 3 minutes to save the world

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

UBC grad students get to the crux of the matter

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Journalism Prof. Alfred Hermida is the winner of this year’s President’s Award for Public Education through media. Reilly Lievers Photograph

Shining stars

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

School of Journalism professor Alfred Hermida has won the President’s Award for Public Education through Media. He is one of 22 researchers being honoured during this year’s Celebrate Research Week, Mar. 2-9.

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A view of the majestic Himalayas. Photograph by Everest Research Team.

Atop Everest for health research

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

The School of Health and Exercise Sciences at UBC’s Okanagan campus is sending a 25-member team of international scientists on a six-week research expedition in April to Everest’s Pyramid laboratory.

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Health mentor Hilary Brown (left to right) meets with students from his discussion group: Rosie Higgins (occupational therapy), Anita Rashidi (medical education) . Don Erhardt Photograph.

A new window on patients’ personal struggles

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

The Interprofessional Health Mentors Program is matching 23 people grappling with chronic conditions with 90 students in a bid to help these future health professionals gain deeper insights into the barriers, frustrations and choices patients face.

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Graduate students turn years of research into three-minute speech

Feb. 29, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

UBC holds the Three Minute Thesis competition, where graduate students condense their thesis into a three-minute talk that anyone can understand.

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UBC researcher invents “lab on a chip” device to study malaria

Feb. 28, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia researcher Hongshen Ma has developed a simple and accurate device to study malaria, a disease that currently affects 500 million people per year worldwide and claims a million lives.

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Traces of listeria found in Vancouver ready-to-eat fish products: UBC study

Feb. 27, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

A University of British Columbia study has found traces of the bacteria listeria in ready-to-eat fish products sold in Metro Vancouver.

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UBC This Week 23-Feb-2012

Feb. 23, 2012 | Filed under: UBC This Week

  Recent UBC Media Releases Feb. 20 Taking the Earth’s pulse: UBC scientists unveil a new economic and environmental index Feb. 20 Conservation risk highest off coasts of Canada, Mexico, Peru and New Zealand: UBC research Feb. 20 Dismay over ovarian cancer outcomes leads to new professorship Feb. 20 $2M national study on “making it [...]

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Asia Pacific Memo update – China Media and Cyberspace / Finnish Education / Marriage Brokers in Malaysia

Feb. 23, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Twice-weekly, Asia Pacific Memo (APM) series publishes short text memos or video interviews on current issues in Asia and across the Pacific. • Feb. 22 – Becoming a Commercial Marriage Broker in Malaysia, by National University of Singapore researchers • Feb. 16 – How Finnish, not East Asian Education Became a Global Reference, by University of New [...]

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SALA Works

Feb. 23, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture will host an exhibition of faculty research, writing, and design at Or Gallery in downtown Vancouver. A reception will be held Feb. 27 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Date:  Feb. 25 – March 15 Time: Gallery hours Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 5 p.m. Place: Or Gallery, 555 Hamilton Street, [...]

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