Media Release Archives - July 2010

UBC researcher discovers ancient “stress hormone” in pre-historic fish

Jul. 22, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed

A University of British Columbia zoologist has discovered a new corticosteroid hormone in the sea lamprey, an eel-like fish and one of the earliest vertebrates dating back 500 million years. These findings have shed light on the evolution of steroid hormones and may help conservation and management efforts for lampreys. “This new discovery has significant [...]

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UBC professor credits diversified revenue for success of world’s top airports

Jul. 22, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , ,

The latest global survey of airports reveals that non-aeronautical revenue streams can help airports achieve higher efficiency so they can lower aircraft landing fees and attract more aeronautical business. Recently released by the Air Transport Research Society (ATRS)  headquartered at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business, the 2010 ATRS Global Airport Benchmarking [...]

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UBC Graduate School of Journalism garners three Emmy Award nominations

Jul. 15, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release

Ten students from UBC’s Graduate School of Journalism’s International Reporting class, led by former 60 Minutes producer and UBC Associate Professor Peter Klein, have been nominated for two Emmy Awards. This is the first time students at a Canadian university have been nominated for an Emmy in a news category, chosen by the U.S. National [...]

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Foreign homestay students exposed to major health risks; need better safety net: UBC study

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

Foreign homestay students who come to Canada to attend high school without their parents are exposed to major health risks such as smoking, drug use and early sexual intercourse, according to University of British Columbia research.

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UBC president applauds appointment of David Johnston as Governor General

Jul. 9, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release

Prof. Stephen Toope, president and vice-chancellor of the University of British Columbia, warmly welcomed today the announcement of the appointment of David Johnston as the next Governor General of Canada.

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UBC welcomes $3.3 million from two federal research programs

Jul. 8, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release

Multidisciplinary research in the fields of prostate surgery, scar tissue reduction, drug monitoring and vascular disease monitoring at the University of British Columbia received a $1.7-million boost today from the Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) program, and young researchers at UBC were awarded a further $1.6 million from the Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program to help upgrade their skills for a successful transition to the workplace.

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