Media Release Archives - October 2010

UBC experts available to comment on US mid-term elections and Colbert/Stewart rallies

Oct. 27, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: ,

UBC experts on US politics and media are available to comment on US mid-term elections (Nov. 2) and major public rallies by political satirists Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert (Oct. 30).

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Former BC Hydro chair and CEO, Larry Bell, presents the Larry Bell award, named in his honour, to Professor John Robinson at the 2010 Power Smart Excellence Awards.

UBC’s Professor John Robinson wins Power Smart Excellence award

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

BC Hydro has named UBC Professor John Robinson as this year’s recipient of the Larry Bell award for his inspirational work in imagining and promoting new sustainability solutions.

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UBC’s Veterans Transition Program receives $1.37 million from the BC/Yukon Command of The Royal Canadian Legion

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

The University of British Columbia has received $1.37 million from the BC/Yukon Command of The Royal Canadian Legion to expand its Veterans Transition Program (VTP).

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Anti-cholesterol drugs could help stave off seizures: UBC-Vancouver Coastal Health research

Oct. 25, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Statins, the family of drugs used to lower cholesterol, might also reduce the risk of epileptic seizures in people with cardiovascular disease, according to a new statistical study by a drug safety expert at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. The findings could provide the basis for randomized, controlled clinical trials to test the efficacy of the drugs as anti-epileptic medication.

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New legal guidelines mark new era in corporate accountability for war crimes

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

A global expert on international crime has published new legal guidelines for prosecuting corporations for the illegal exploitation of natural resources. The legal manual is expected to spark prosecution of companies whose dealings in resources such as diamonds, gold, oil and tin help bankroll atrocity.

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UBC researcher receives federal boost to develop natural gas fuel injection prototype

Oct. 15, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

The University of British Columbia welcomed the announcement of federal support for research and development of natural gas engine technology.

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UBC Statement on Federal R & D Review

Oct. 14, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags:

Today the federal government launched an independent expert panel to solicit the advice of Canadians and business leaders on how the federal government can cultivate its support of business research and development. UBC applauds the federal government for the clear parameters it has set for the federal R & D review examining how government stimulates [...]

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UBC gains $5.4 million for microbiome research from CIHR, Genome BC

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

The University of British Columbia today welcomed the announcement of $5.4 million in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Genome British Columbia for research into how micro-organisms affect human health.

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UBC underwater robot to explore ice-covered ocean and Antarctic ice shelf

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

Researchers at the University of British Columbia are deploying an underwater robot to survey ice-covered ocean in Antarctica from October 17 through November 12.

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Historic UBC music venues get $22-million makeovers

Oct. 12, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release

Two University of British Columbia concert halls with rich histories of teaching, learning and musical excellence officially reopened today after a $22 million revitalization funded by the provincial government, the university and a donor with a passion for classical music.

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From left to right: UBC President Stephen Toope, Philip Lee, Mabel Lee, University of Hong Kong President Lap-Chee Tsui (Photo by: Martin Dee)

UBC officially opens the Simon K.Y. Lee HKU-UBC House and related facilities

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

The University of British Columbia celebrated the opening of the Simon K.Y. Lee HKU-UBC House on its Vancouver campus today.

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T cell discovery shows promise for Type 1 diabetes treatment: UBC-CFRI study

Oct. 5, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

A research team from the University of British Columbia and the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) at BC Children’s Hospital has identified the role of a type of T cell in type 1 diabetes that may lead to new treatment options for young patients.

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Max Planck-UBC Centre for Quantum Materials MPG Munich 04.Oct. 2010. L-R: Stephen Toope (UBC), Bernhard Keimer (Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research), George Sawatzky (UBC), Berthold Neizert (Max Planck Society), John Hepburn (UBC).

UBC, Max Planck formalize partnership among world’s top quantum physicists

Oct. 4, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia today forged a formal partnership with the Max Planck Society, Germany’s foremost basic research institution and home to 32 Nobel prizes.

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Loud grunts may give tennis players a competitive edge: Study

Oct. 1, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized

You’ve heard them at tennis matches – loud, emphatic grunts with each player’s stroke. A new study by University of British Columbia and University of Hawaii researchers suggest these grunts may hinder opponents’ ability to accurately perceive and respond to the ball. Scott Sinnett, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Hawaii at M?noa, and [...]

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