Media Release Archives - February 2010

Statement on the tragic death of a UBC student

Feb. 28, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release

The University of British Columbia community of students, faculty, staff and alumni are saddened to learn of the tragic death of a UBC Student during the Reading Week break for the Olympic Games, UBC President Prof. Stephen Toope said today.

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Looking back, looking forward: UBC experts analyze 2010 Games, look ahead to London and Sochi

Feb. 25, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , ,

As the 2010 Olympics draw to a close, UBC experts will be available to analyze the Vancouver Games and look ahead to the upcoming London and Sochi Games. ? Date/Time: Friday, Feb. 26, 3-4 p.m. ? Location: B.C. International Media Centre, Robson Square ? Room: Media Briefing Room Rob VanWynsberghe, Lead Researcher, UBC Olympic Games [...]

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New UBC centre will use 2010 experience to help maximize sustainable benefits from sport

Feb. 19, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia has launched a centre that will help future host regions learn from Canada’s experience hosting the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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UBC project to generate clean energy and new knowledge

Feb. 15, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: ,

A first-of-its-kind bioenergy project at the University of British Columbia will generate enough clean electricity to power 1,500 homes, reduce the university’s natural gas consumption by up to12 per cent and eliminate up to 4,500 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year – the equivalent of taking 1,100 cars off the road.

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Schools use digital technology to learn about the 2010 Games

Feb. 12, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags:

The University of British Columbia’s Global Minds Challenge has announced its winners for a competition for K-12 classrooms that invited teachers and students to demonstrate the use of digital technologies to promote a better understanding of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The Global Minds Challenge is part of VANOC’s 2010 Winter Games Education program.

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UBC study shows increased risk of infectious disease in children of residential school survivors

Feb. 11, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release

For the first time ever, research has revealed a statistical connection between residential schools and infectious disease rates.

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Marijuana ineffective as an Alzheimer’s treatment: UBC-Vancouver Coastal Health research

Feb. 8, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

The benefits of marijuana in tempering or reversing the effects of Alzheimer’s disease have been challenged in a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.

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Canada’s Chief Justice takes part in Western Premier of Louis Riel opera

Feb. 2, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release

Opera students at the UBC travel to different countries every year to learn where the art they practise comes from. But now, with the world arriving in Vancouver for the 2010 Olympics, the UBC School of Music is on a mission to showcase Canadian opera.

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UBC researchers to lead two NSERC Strategic Networks worth $10.3M

Feb. 2, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have received $10.3 million in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) to lead and coordinate two Strategic Networks in machining and biomaterials technology.

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