Hot Topics Archives - 2012

UBC experts comment on North Korea’s rocket launch

Dec. 12, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , ,

UBC experts on North Korea are available to comment on its launch of a rocket into space.

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UBC experts available to comment on Enbridge, Keystone and Kinder Morgan pipeline debates

Dec. 7, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC researchers can provide expert commentary on three proposed pipeline projects that would carry Alberta bitumen to U.S. and foreign markets. Next week the Joint Review Panel of the National Energy Board re-opens hearings for the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline.

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UBC experts on all things holiday-related

Dec. 6, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed

The festive season is upon us and researchers at the University of British Columbia are available to shed light on all things holiday-related.

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UBC experts for comment on NHL lockout

Nov. 26, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

As the National Hockey League lockout enters mediation, UBC experts are available to comment on the stalemate, the economic impacts and the eventual deal.

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UBC experts for comment on U.S. fiscal cliff

Nov. 26, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia business, economics and politics experts are available to comment on how U.S. economic challenges will impact Canadian and global economies.

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UBC experts for comment on Doha climate conference

Nov. 23, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

UBC experts are available for media analysis on issues from climate science to policy negotiations at the upcoming United Nations’ Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar (Nov. 26-Dec. 7).

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UBC experts comment on Middle East conflict

Nov. 16, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

UBC experts are available to provide analysis of the bloodshed in the Middle East and its implications for the world.

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UBC experts comment on Nov. 6 U.S. election

Oct. 30, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

As the U.S. election approaches, UBC’s experts on American politics, the election and campaign issues are available for commentary.

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UBC tip sheet: experts on extreme natural events

Oct. 29, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , ,

TIP SHEET – UBC experts are available to speak on extreme natural events on the east and west coasts

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UBC experts for Statistics Canada census on Canadian families and living arrangements

Sep. 18, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

On Sept. 19, Statistics Canada will release their 2011 census report, which describes how families and living arrangements have changed in Canada over the last decade. UBC experts are available to comment on the report, which will be available at www.statcan.gc.ca at 8:30 a.m. EST.

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UBC education experts for back-to-school stories

Aug. 8, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC experts are available to comment on kindergarten to Grade 12 and post-secondary education issues.

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Olympics research and story ideas from UBC

Jul. 26, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

A list of Olympic research stories for media, from high performance genetics and Games’ economic impacts to a breakdown of athletes’ celebrations.

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UBC Olympic send-off event. Photo by: Don Erhardt

UBC experts and stories for 2012 London Olympic Games

Jun. 22, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

As many as 28 people from UBC will participate in the 2012 London Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, including up to 16 Olympians and 12 coaches, physicians, and support staff. With the one-month mark to the Games approaching, below is a list of UBC experts and story ideas for the 2012 Summer Games in London.

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UBC experts and story ideas for Rio+20 UN sustainability conference

Jun. 14, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC experts are available to comment on the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil (June 20-22), including two researchers who will attend in person.

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UBC experts available to comment on Canada’s 2012 budget

Mar. 27, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

UBC experts will be available on March 29 to provide media commentary and analysis on the funding decisions, politics and potential impacts of Canada’s upcoming federal budget.

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One year later: UBC remembers Japan’s earthquake, explores lessons learned

Mar. 8, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Release, News Feed, News Tip, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC experts and community members are available to comment on the March 11 anniversary of Japan’s “triple disaster” – the earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant meltdown.

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UBC immigration law expert available to comment on refugee act amendments

Feb. 15, 2012 | Filed under: Expert Profile, Hot Topics, Media Advisory, Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

A UBC expert will be available to comment on expected amendments to Canada’s Balanced Refugee Reform Act – likely announced tomorrow – which may have significant implications for refugee claimants seeking protection in this country. “Bill C-11 passed Parliament in 2010, but has not yet been implemented,” says UBC immigration law expert Catherine Dauvergne. “Changes [...]

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UBC experts available to comment on Dickens’ 200th birthday

Feb. 6, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

One of the giants of English literature, Charles Dickens, was born 200 years ago on February 7, 1812. The author of such beloved works as David Copperfield and Tale of Two Cities, Dickens remains a potent literary touchstone and still speaks to audiences today. Marked by his own experience of child labour, Dickens was a tireless social campaigner. His books exposed the glaring inequalities of the Victorian age while capturing its hurly burly creative force.

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UBC experts available to comment on global economic issues raised at Davos

Jan. 23, 2012 | Filed under: Expert Profile, Hot Topics, Media Release, News Feed, News Tip | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

With the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, approaching (Jan. 25-29) and another year of uncertainty expected in global financial markets, UBC experts are available to comment on international and national economic issues.

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Year of the Dragon: Chinese New Year experts and events at UBC

Jan. 19, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

Chinese New Year falls on Monday, January 23 and will mark the beginning of the Year of the Dragon. UBC experts are available to comment on its cultural and social significance and the astronomical origins of the New Year. UBC will also host a number of New Year celebrations on campus.

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UBC experts available to comment on Enbridge and Keystone debates

Jan. 6, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Release, News Feed, News Tip | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC experts are available to provide media commentary on two controversial pipeline projects to carry Alberta bitumen to U.S. and foreign markets.

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