Media Release Archives - August 2009

UBC welcomes 7,400 new first-year students

Aug. 31, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release

The University of British Columbia is preparing to welcome 7,400 new first-year undergraduate students to its campuses in Vancouver and Kelowna.

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Runaway Girls Reap Strong Benefits from Nurse Interventions: UBC-Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Study

Aug. 27, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release

A nurse intervention program that helps sexually exploited runaway girls re-connect to family, school and health care reduces trauma and restores healthy behaviors, according to a new study led by University of British Columbia researcher Elizabeth Saewyc and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota nurse practitioner Laurel Edinburgh. The study, published online this month in [...]

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UBC hosts world's leading bioenergy experts

Aug. 24, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release

The latest advances in bioenergy and the feasibility of biofuels in the commercial marketplace are being discussed and debated this week as the world’s leading experts gather at the UBC.

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The company you keep influences how much you eat

Aug. 24, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release

Thin friends who eat a lot could put your waistline in danger. That’s the warning from researchers studying how other people’s weight and food choices influence how much we eat.

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UBC Thunderbird Sports Centre named in honour of hockey builder Doug Mitchell

Aug. 21, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: ,

The University of British Columbia today announced the naming of the Thunderbird Sports Centre in honour of hockey builder Doug Mitchell.

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