Media Release Archives - September 2009

New Rx Atlas Reveals British Columbia Drug Spending Patterns: UBC Research

Sep. 30, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: ,

British Columbians are getting the life-saving medications they need regardless of their postal codes but cultural background, income, lifestyle and urban-rural differences may influence their use of other “discretionary” drugs, according to the latest BC Rx Atlas released today by the UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research.

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UBC has $10 billion impact on B.C. economy

Sep. 29, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release

UBC is having a larger impact on the B.C. economy than previously measured, according to the first study in Canada to calculate the impact of university research.

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HSBC Bank Canada’s donation to support UBC initiatives in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Sep. 29, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release

UBC announced that it has received a $2.17-million donation over seven years from HSBC Bank Canada to support two innovative community initiatives in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and its surrounding neighbourhoods.

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Prime minister of Lesotho visits UBC as part of Canadian tour

Sep. 29, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags:

The prime minister of Lesotho today visited UBC as part of a Canadian tour to raise awareness of his country’s incidence of HIV and AIDS – the third highest in Africa.

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Construction starts on new research centre (B.C. Govt Media Release)

Sep. 24, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release

Premier Gordon Campbell helped launch the official groundbreaking of the new seven-storey, Robert H.N. Ho Research Centre at Vancouver General Hospital, built in part thanks to the generous donation of $15 million from Mr. Robert Ho. Read More: http://www2.news.gov.bc.ca/news_releases_2009-2013/2009PREM0037-000378.htm

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UBC faculty honoured by Royal Society

Sep. 23, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: ,

An HIV/AIDS researcher who has influenced treatment world-wide and a leader in the field of artificial intelligence are among the four UBC faculty recently elected to the Royal Society of Canada.

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UBC gains $12.8M through Canada Research Chairs program

Sep. 23, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release

UBC will gain research strength with the appointment of four new investigators to the university as Canada Research Chairs.

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Neuroethics and the Games Lecture Helps Launch UBC 2010 Speaker Series

Sep. 17, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , ,

Media and the public are invited to a free Olympic-themed lecture tonight by Dr. Judy Illes, UBC Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics, on the powerful ethical questions raised when science is used to enhance athletic performance.

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Depression Increases Cancer Mortality Rate

Sep. 14, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: ,

Depression can affect a cancer patient’s likelihood of survival, according to UBC researchers who have conducted the world’s first analysis of existing cancer and depression research.

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UBC Wine Research Centre marks decade of pioneering research

Sep. 9, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release

New research from the University of British Columbia’s Wine Research Centre (WRC) may help rewrite the rules for the age-old tradition of winemaking.

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UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Building

Sep. 4, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release

The new $133.3-million UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, scheduled to open in 2012, will significantly expand the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences’ capacity for learning and discovery.

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Sauder’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School opens one of Canada’s first residences for MBA students

Sep. 2, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release

Today, the Robert H. Lee Graduate School at UBC’s Sauder School of Business officially opens MBA House, one the first residences of its kind dedicated to Master of Business Administration students in Canada.

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Humans causing erosion comparable to world’s largest rivers and glaciers

Sep. 2, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release

A new study finds that large-scale farming projects can erode the Earth’s surface at rates comparable to those of the world’s largest rivers and glaciers.

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