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A UBC study shows shark tourism currently generates more than US$314M annually and is expected to more than double in the next 20 years. (Photo: Shawn Heinrichs)

Sharks worth more in the ocean than on the menu

May. 30, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Sharks are worth more in the ocean than in a bowl of soup, according to researchers from the University of British Columbia.

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When perks don’t work: Unearned upgrades embarrassing for consumers

May. 27, 2013 | Filed under: Beats, Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

New research from UBC’s Sauder School of Business reveals that giving a free bump in service can backfire for retailers if the perk is given randomly in front of others.

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Kenneth Chau is excited about the newly published research that explains how he and his colleagues developed a negative-index material that can be sprayed onto surfaces and act as a lens.

UBC engineer helps pioneer flat spray-on optical lens

May. 23, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , ,

A University of British Columbia engineer and a team of U.S. researchers have made a breakthrough utilizing spray-on technology that could revolutionize the way optical lenses are made and used.

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Sophia Murphy. Photo credit: Trudeau Foundation

Making food policy more sustainable

May. 17, 2013 | Filed under: Extra, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology, University News | Tags: , , , , , , ,

A UBC student is one of 14 recipients of the 2013 Trudeau Foundation Scholarship, worth $180,000 over three years.

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UBC researchers have used a 'fish thermometer" to gauge the impact climate change has had on the world's oceans

“Fish thermometer” reveals long-standing, global impact of climate change

May. 15, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Climate change has been impacting global fisheries for the past four decades by driving species towards cooler, deeper waters, according to University of British Columbia scientists.

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New research shows that seniors who participated in cardio or weight training incurred fewer health care resources.

Cardio and weight training reduces access to health care in seniors

May. 14, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Forget apples – lifting weights and doing cardio can also keep the doctors away, according a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.

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Tim Krupa was recently voted most likely to change the world in a UBC Reports online contest. Don Erhardt Photograph

Seize the moment

May. 1, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Science, Health and Technology, UBC Reports Stories, University News

From international study to campus leadership, Tim Krupa makes the most of university

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Former hockey player and Sauder MBA grad Dustin Sproat’s app connects NHL players and their fans. Wendy D Photograph

Playing the numbers

May. 1, 2013 | Filed under: Beats, Business, Law and Society, Science, Health and Technology, UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Business grad and tech startup CEO Dustin Sproat scores NHL interest with hockey app

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Jordan Coble now works as a curatorial and heritage researcher. Patty Wellborn Photograph

Access to success

May. 1, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Science, Health and Technology, UBC Reports Stories

Jordan Coble is among the first Aboriginal students to graduate from innovative program

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Will Guest is looking forward to a career in medical research. Martin Dee Photograph

Getting a head start

May. 1, 2013 | Filed under: Science, Health and Technology, UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Will Guest is the youngest grad of UBC’s MD/PhD program. He’s also in line for his first patent

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