Media Release Archives - September 2010

UBC enters second phase of consultations on plans to preserve UBC Farm, improve housing options

Sep. 29, 2010 | Filed under: Media Advisory, Media Release, News Feed, News Tip

UBC is proposing changes to the Land Use Plan to support the university’s academic mission and its vision of creating a model university community that is vibrant, livable and sustainable.

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Emmy award-winning UBC journalism students Heba Elasaad, far left, Krysia Collyer, second from left, Blake Sifton, centre, and Prof. Dan McKinney, far right. (Courtesy of Blake Sifton) Download more photos below.

UBC Graduate School of Journalism wins Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism

Sep. 27, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, News Tip | Tags: , , ,

Students and faculty at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism have won an Emmy Award for an investigative news documentary that explores the health and environmental impacts of electronic waste. The Outstanding Investigative Journalism award, one of the top news awards, was for the PBS Frontline/World documentary, Ghana: Digital Dumping Ground, produced by 10 students [...]

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Carl Wieman to take up White House post

Sep. 23, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

The United States Senate has confirmed University of British Columbia professor and Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman for the position of Associate Director for Science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

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China tops world in catch and consumption of fish: UBC research

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

China leads the world in tonnage of fish caught annually as well as the amount of fish consumed, according to new research conducted by University of British Columbia scientists.

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Genomic ‘haircut’ makes world’s tiniest genome even smaller: UBC research

Sep. 20, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

The world’s tiniest nuclear genome appears to have “snipped off the ends” of its chromosomes and evolved into a lean, mean, genome machine that infects human cells, according to research published today by University of British Columbia scientists.

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B.C. researchers gain $3.1M for rare cancer research Terry Fox Foundation

Sep. 16, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , ,

A team of researchers from the University of British Columbia, BC Cancer Agency and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute has received a $3.1-million grant from Terry Fox Foundation to study genetic aspects of rare cancers.

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Global Fisheries Research Finds Promise and Peril: UBC research

Sep. 14, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Global fisheries, a vital source of food and revenue throughout the world, contribute between US$225-$240 billion per year to the worldwide economy, according to four new studies released today. Researchers also concluded that healthier fisheries could have prevented malnourishment in nearly 20 million people in poorer countries.

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First-of-its-kind study shows supervised injection facilities can help people quit drugs

Sep. 13, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

A study led by researchers at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) at St. Paul’s Hospital and the University of British Columbia has found that supervised injection facilities such as Vancouver’s Insite connect clients with addiction treatment, which in turn resulted in greater likelihood of stopping injection drug use for at least six months.

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Young, male, testosterone-fuelled CEOs more likely to start or drop deals: UBC study

Sep. 8, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed

Too much testosterone can be a deal breaker, according to Sauder School of Business researchers at the University of British Columbia. Their paper, to be published in the INFORMS journal Management Science on September 10, shows that young CEOs with more of the steroidal hormone in their system are more likely to initiate, scrap or resist mergers and acquisitions.

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Gulf of Mexico oil spill threatens seahorse species with extinction: researchers

Sep. 7, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed

A species of seahorse unique to the waters of the Gulf Coast could face extinction because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, warns marine conservation organization Project Seahorse.

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Orientation activities replace most first-day undergrad classes at UBC’s Vancouver campus

Sep. 3, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed

This advisory holds information about three orientation events happening in the next few days: International Student Orientation (Sept. 2-4): Residence Parent Orientation (Sept. 5); Imagine UBC (Sept. 7).

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Oscar nominee joins UBC Graduate School of Journalism as Canwest Visiting Professor

Sep. 3, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release

An award-winning television journalist whose documentary about a Vancouver man dying of AIDS raised global awareness of the disease has joined UBC’s Graduate School of Journalism as the Canwest Visiting Professor for 2010-2011.

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Seafood stewardship questionable: UBC-Scripps experts

Sep. 1, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , ,

The world’s most established fisheries certifier is failing on its promises as rapidly as it gains prominence, according the world’s leading fisheries experts from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California at San Diego and elsewhere.

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