Media Release Archives - May 2010

UBC announces a new summer camp for queer, trans, questioning and allied youth

May. 31, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release

The University of British Columbia is running a new camp for queer, trans, questioning, and allied youth from across the province this summer.

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Regional differences in C-section rate not a result of maternal request: UBC study

May. 31, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Fewer than two per cent of cesarean births in British Columbia were a result of maternal request, but the number of cesarean and assisted vaginal deliveries varied widely across health regions in B.C., according to a new study by University of British Columbia researchers.

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From source photographs taking in the blocking/lighting of a Rembrandt portrait, our computational painting system output a portrait painting which can be vary any of its cognitive painting parameters. These variations (blue circles) were used in eye tracking experiments. Copyright: Steve DiPaola

UBC researcher decodes Rembrandt’s “magic”

May. 28, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , ,

A University of British Columbia researcher has uncovered what makes Rembrandt’s masterful portraits so appealing.

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UBC grads don cap and gown for week of Vancouver campus ceremonies

May. 26, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

More than 6,500 students will graduate this week as UBC holds ceremonies at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. They will join more than 250,000 UBC alumni worldwide.

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UBC Library welcomes the Coupland Archives

UBC Library welcomes Douglas Coupland archives

May. 20, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , ,

The extensive archives of Douglas Coupland – one of Canada’s most renowned authors, an internationally recognized visual artist and a cultural icon who coined the term “Generation X” – have a new home at UBC Library.

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Long-term use of anti-anxiety drugs continues in B.C. despite known health risks: UBC study

May. 20, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Drugs to treat anxiety and sleep disorders are still being prescribed for extended periods to British Columbian patients – and increasingly so for baby boomers – despite warnings against long-term use, according to a University of British Columbia study.

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UBC researchers call for “social offset” to tackle neglected tropical diseases

May. 18, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Public health and international development experts at the University of British Columbia are calling for a “social offset” mechanism to set aside a portion of research funding slated for neglected tropical diseases (NTD) to address broader social determinants of disease.

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Inaugural Canada Excellence Research Chair appointed to UBC: up to $10M towards research in Parkinson’s, neurodegenerative disorders in adults and children

May. 17, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release

The University of British Columbia and its affiliated research institutes today welcomed Dr. Matthew Farrer as its first Canada Excellence Research Chair in Neurogenetics and Translational Neuroscience.

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The Blue Whale Exhibit at the University of British Columbia's new Beaty Biodiversity Centre is the largest in Canada and articulated in the species' signature lunge-feeding pose  - Photo by Martin Dee

UBC opens Beaty Biodiversity Centre, unveils Canada’s largest blue whale skeleton exhibit

May. 13, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia today officially opened the Beaty Biodiversity Centre, new home to some of the world’s top biodiversity researchers and Canada’s largest blue whale skeleton exhibit.

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UBC and City of Vancouver partner to reach Greenest City goals

May. 11, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags:

The University of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to partner together to advance both the City’s and UBC’s aggressive sustainability and climate action goals.

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UBC President Prof. Stephen Toope honours Dr. Djavad Mowafaghian and the djavad mowafaghian foundation for their support of biodiversity outreach and research in child health and education

djavad mowafaghian foundation supports childhood education and health projects at UBC with $4M gifts

May. 5, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release

The djavad mowafaghian foundation has made a contribution of $4 million toward biodiversity outreach and early childhood development research at the University of British Columbia.

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UBC researchers design new biomaterial that mimics muscle elasticity

May. 5, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release

University of British Columbia researchers have cast artificial proteins into a new solid biomaterial that very closely mimics the elasticity of muscle.

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Major donation, screenings, star alumni mark 40th anniversary of UBC film program

May. 4, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: ,

Leading international filmmakers will serve as multicultural mentors for UBC film students thanks to a $1 million donation from Canadian communications and media company Rogers Communications.

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UBC journalism class wins top North American award

May. 3, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release

Ten students from the UBC Graduate School of Journalism’s International Reporting class, led by former 60 Minutes producer and UBC Associate Professor Peter Klein, have won a top U.S. journalism award.

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