UBC Reports | Vol. 58 | No. 7 | Jul. 4, 2012

UBC Reports

July 2012

UBC swims for Canada

UBC is sending eight members of its swim team to the London 2012 Games, including a 19-year-old from Oakville Ontario who wasn’t supposed to make the team.

Gudrun Jonsdottir

Engineering PhD student Roberta Dyck wants to ensure public swimming pools offer the healthiest environment possible to swimmers and workers. Jody Jacob Photograph

What is lurking in your pool?

PhD student Roberta Dyck, from UBC’s Okanagan campus, investigates what all those chemicals could be doing to swimmers.

Jody Jacob

Martin Kirk credits RapidArc radiation therapy for zapping his lymphoma while sparing healthy tissue. Courtesy Martin Kirk Photograph

Facing cancer

In the second installment of a series on animal research, UBC’s Martin Kirk talks about his cancer experience, and how it was affected by technologies that depended on the use of animals.

Brian Lin

UBC Olympians and Paralympians at an Olympic send-off celebration (left to right) Inaki Gomez, Donovan Tildesley, Scott Dickens, Tera Van Beilen, Tommy Gossland, Savanah King, Brent Hayden and Heather MacLean. Don Erhardt Photograph

UBC’s Olympians and Paralympians

There are 17 confirmed student athletes with their eyes on the prize in London.

UBC student Toby Ng will be competing in mixed doubles in badminton at the 2012 Games. Dan MacDonald from MacDonald-Photography ©2012 Badminton Canada. All rights reserved. Photograph

Not your backyard badminton

Toby Ng will apply lessons learned in a UBC statistics class when he competes in mixed doubles.

Basil Waugh

UBC student and Olympic javelin hopeful aims to secure a spot on Team Canada. Richard Lam Photograph

A javelin’s throw away from the Olympics

If this is what it means to throw like a girl, the line of boys waiting to take lessons from javelin thrower Liz Gleadle will stretch for miles.

Ashley Castellan

Rob VanWynsberghe led the 2010 Olympic Games Impact study and has been watching the London Games approach. Martin Dee Photograph

What to expect at London 2012

Games expert Rob VanWynsberghe, who led the 2010 Olympic Games Impact study, answers our questions.

Heather Amos

UBC Olympic and Paralympic history

Student athletes have won 64 Olympic medals and 55 Paralympic medals

Heather Amos and Kyle Farquharson

From Hawaii, Candace Galla is teaching and studying indigenous language revitalization at UBC. Martin Dee Photograph

Hula power

Hawaiin Candace Galla is studying how indigenous languages can be revitalized through dance.

Heather Amos

Camp Connect is a new UBC summer camp for children 6 to 11 with learning differences. iStockphoto/shapecharge Photograph

Being different: a new camp assists kids with unique learning needs

A new UBC summer camp assists children with different learning needs.

Kyle Farquharson

Gabriela de la Paz worked with UBC's Risk management Services through the Global Academics Internship Program on worker safety matters. Samuel Stime Photograph

Keen on worker safety

A Global Academics Internship is helping student Gabriela de la Paz, from Mexico, gain confidence

Gudrun Jonsdottir

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