Media Release Archives - October 2009

Open Letter to the UBC Vancouver Community

Oct. 28, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags:

Associate Vice President Planning Nancy Knight gives a status update on the UBC Bus Terminal.

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UBC worldwide contest challenges classrooms to engage with 2010 Olympic Games

Oct. 26, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , ,

UBC is challenging teachers and students around the world to demonstrate how they use learning technologies to promote a broader understanding of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in their classrooms.

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UBC innovation, industry collaboration recognized by NSERC awards

Oct. 22, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release

Advances in ultrasound and digital display technologies developed by UBC researchers have been recognized by NSERC with two prestigious awards.

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UBC engineering students unveil moon dust-shoveling robot before NASA competition

Oct. 9, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , ,

A robot designed by UBC students will be shoveling moon dust at an international robotics competition next week, vying for a $500,000 prize and the opportunity to contribute to NASA’s future space exploration projects.

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Flex your brainpower with Intellectual Muscle

Oct. 8, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: ,

As Canada prepares to host the world’s best, Vancouver 2010 and The Globe and Mail are partnering on a unique project inviting the public to flex their intellect via podcasts by some of the country’s best minds on topics related to the 2010 Winter Games.

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UBC profs and BC Cancer Agency team decode entire genome of metastatic breast cancer

Oct. 8, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , ,

Prof. Sam Aparicio of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Canada Research Chair in Molecular Oncology, and Prof. of Medical Genetics Marco Marra, create landmark genome that illuminates cancer development and offers new hope for fighting the disease.

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Tropical regions to be hardest hit by fisheries shifts caused by climate change: UBC research

Oct. 8, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , ,

Major shifts in fisheries distribution due to climate change will affect food security in tropical regions most adversely, according to a study led by the Sea Around Us Project at UBC.

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UBC welcomes proposed legislation that clarifies right of universities to regulate parking

Oct. 7, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags:

UBC welcomed proposed provincial legislation that would clarify the right of BC post-secondary institutions to regulate parking on their campuses.

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Outreach van makes sex trade workers safer: UBC research

Oct. 6, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: ,

A van that circled Vancouver streets frequented by sex trade workers made them feel safer and reduced their likelihood of being attacked, according to a UBC study.

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UBC researchers identify key behaviour of immune response to Listeria

Oct. 5, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , ,

A team of University of British Columbia microbiologists has identified a key defence mechanism used by the immune system against Listeria with strong implications for the future development of vaccines. Listeria is the bacteria that causes listeriosis, a food-borne infection that caused 22 deaths in Canada in an August 2008 outbreak in meat products produced [...]

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Former LA Times editor joins UBC Graduate School of Journalism as Canwest Visiting Prof

Oct. 2, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release

The UBC Graduate School of Journalism is welcoming a former editor of the Los Angeles Times as the Canwest Visiting Professor for 2009-2010.

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