Media Release Archives - December 2009

UBC-Xerox partnership targets costs, sustainability

Dec. 14, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release

The UBC has entered a partnership with Xerox for new and cost-effective document and print management services.

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Audain Foundation’s $2.5 million grant supports UBC Museum of Anthropology

Dec. 9, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release

The Audain Foundation for the Visual Arts has granted the UBC Museum of Anthropology (MOA) $2.5 million in support of its current major capital renewal project, A Partnership of Peoples.

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Tropical birds waited for land crossing between North and South America: UBC study

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

Despite their ability to fly, tropical birds waited until the formation of the land bridge between North and South America to move northward, according to a University of British Columbia study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Early Edition.

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UBC’s two new Rhodes Scholars to focus on global water crisis, health care

Dec. 4, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release

Two UBC students have been awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, marking the first time the university has fielded two Rhodes Scholars in the same year.

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Pre-Games impact study for 2010 Olympic Winter Games finds modest benefits

Dec. 4, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , ,

Early results from a comprehensive study that measures the impact of the Olympic Games during the first four years of the organizing phase finds Canada’s decision to host the 2010 Games has helped boost its medal count and led to an increase in the number of businesses in Vancouver and Whistler. Meanwhile, the results on [...]

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Eighth LEEF Chair to UBC announced

Dec. 2, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release

See the release at http://www2.news.gov.bc.ca/news_releases_2009-2013/2009STED0019-000709.htm.

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UBC to host new national research networks valued at $42 M

Dec. 1, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release

New media issues and opportunities and a better understanding of brain development in children are the subjects of two new Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) to be hosted by UBC.New media issues and opportunities and a better understanding of brain development in children are the subjects of two new Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) valued at more than $42 million over five years and to be hosted by UBC.

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