UBC Reports | Vol. 58 | No. 6 | Jun. 6, 2012

UBC Reports

June 2012

Mysteries of unconsciousness

UBC researchers are using novel tools like the Ouija board as a window into our “second intelligence.”

Basil Waugh

Kristin Campbell (left), an assistant professor, is investigating whether exercise can ameliorate the cognitive decline experienced by cancer patients such as Scenery Slater (right). Martin Dee Photograph

Blame it on chemo brain

Cancer patients sometimes experience forgetfulness when taking anti-cancer drugs. Prof. Kristin Campbell thinks exercise might help.

Brian Kladko

Populations of the Steller sea lion have declined by 85 per cent. NNehring/iStockphoto Photograph

Creatures great and small

The first of a series on animals in research looks at four basic science studies. Upcoming articles will address animals in medical research, and how animal research is governed.

Brian Lin

Jared Singh sees sustainable agriculture as a way to steward family land while contributing directly to food security. Martin Dee Photograph

Growing growers at UBC Farm

Jared Singh is one of 10 students in the Sustainable Agriculture Practicum Program. He is learning about topics from natural pest control to food safety.

Lorraine Chan

Brian Teghtsoonian (left) and Ly Dich are part of a team of 19 new enrolment services professionals. Don Erhardt Photograph

UBC gets personal

Every new Vancouver campus undergraduate student will be assigned their own go-to enrolment specialist for the duration of their studies.

Heather Amos

Sally Aiken will be analyzing genes from more than 15,000 lodgepole pine and interior spruce seedlings. Martin Dee Photograph

Forestry: the new high-tech frontier

Prof. Sally Aitken is learning how trees adapt to local climatic conditions by studying their genes.

Heather Amos

Fallon Smith, a fourth-year student at UBC’s Okanagan campus School of Nursing, comforts a young Zambian patient whose hand was bitten by a cobra. Fallon Smith Photograph

Nursing students learn from African colleagues

Working with colleagues in Zambia and Ghana, nursing students from UBC’s Okanagan campus often find what they experience changes their understanding of what it means to be a nurse.

Jody Jacob

Tsering Shakya, UBC Institute of Asian Research, says Tibetan protests are becoming more extreme. Martin Dee Photograph

Uncertain times on the ‘roof of the world’

Tibet scholar Tsering Shakya discusses the challenges facing his homeland

Basil Waugh and Gudrun Jonsdottir

Warchi/iStockphoto Photograph

All in the family: passing it on to the next generation

Family dynamics can be tough. They are even tougher when running a business. The Sauder School of Business established the Business Families Centre to help.

Lorraine Chan

Trevor Hirsche received special funding to work with a community in Bolivia to improve water sanitation, access to water and food security. Martin Dee Photograph

Starting small, aiming big

How would you use $30,000 to make a difference? Trevor Hirsche is using the special funding from the International Service Learning Program to work with a community in Bolivia.

Maryse Zeidler

Green College. Don Erhardt Photograph

In their own words: Letters

Convenors of a recent Green College interdisciplinary speaker series question the use of animals in research.

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