Media Release Archives - November 2010

UBC President Stephen Toope (far left) and HSBC Bank Canada President & CEO Lindsay Gordon (far right) with HSBC award recipient speakers, Kulveer Parhar (HSBC Emerging Leader Scholarship, 2009) and Andrea Ralph (HSBC Undergraduate Award, 2008).

UBC and HSBC Bank Canada celebrate student achievement and community programs

Nov. 30, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , ,

The University of British Columbia and HSBC Bank Canada celebrated on Monday the ongoing legacy of a $2.8-million commitment that has supported UBC Robson Square, the UBC Learning Exchange and student scholarships and awards.

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Cultural number preferences impact real estate prices: UBC study

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

A University of British Columbia study has found that Chinese number preferences can drive real estate prices of certain addresses up or down in neighbourhoods with large numbers of ethnic Chinese residents.

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City of Vancouver sets transportation records during 2010 Winter Games: UBC study

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

Vancouver residents and visitors set records for sustainable travel during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, more than doubling the number of trips typically taken by public transit, biking or walking, according to a University of British Columbia study completed for the City of Vancouver.

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UBC launches small business resource for B.C. communities

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

Small businesses across British Columbia now have a free, comprehensive resource to boost their business-planning efforts and foster an online community of information and support, thanks to the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia.

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UBC J-school partners with The Globe and Mail

Nov. 22, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release

A team of 10 UBC journalism students investigating the global effects of shrimp farming has partnered with The Globe and Mail to produce a web video project for the paper’s food series.

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Red, green and blue films. Photo credit: Kevin Shopsowitz

UBC researchers create iridescent glass that can reflect UV or infrared light

Nov. 17, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , ,

Using nanocrystals of cellulose, the main component of pulp and paper, chemistry researchers at the UBC have created glass films that have applications for energy conservation in building design because of their ability to reflect specific wavelengths of light, such as ultra violet, visible or infrared.

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UBC professor named Canada’s Health Researcher of the Year

Nov. 16, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , ,

Clyde Hertzman, the director of the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) and a professor at the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia, has been named Canada’s 2010 “Health Researcher of the Year.”

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Increased age of sexual consent in Canada may not protect teens at greatest risk: UBC study

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

The increase in the legal age of sexual consent from 14 to 16 years in 2008 may not be protecting those at greatest risk, according to researchers who have analyzed British Columbia population-based data and recommend additional strategies to safeguard vulnerable children and teens.

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Text messaging improves health of Kenyans with HIV: UBC researcher

Nov. 9, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

A simple “how are you” delivered weekly through cell phone text messaging (SMS) increases the likelihood that Kenyans with HIV will stay healthy and follow their medication regimen, while reducing the spread of the disease, according to a new study led by a University of British Columbia researcher.

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UBC law and journalism schools partner to investigate wrongful convictions

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

Canada’s first journalism-law student partnership on wrongful convictions has been launched at the University of British Columbia, with graduate journalism students and law students investigating miscarriages of justice in B.C.

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UBC experts available to comment on resignation of B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell

Nov. 3, 2010 | Filed under: Media Advisory, Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

UBC experts are available to offer a variety of perspectives on today’s resignation of B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell.

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UBC researchers shine light on congenital heart disease “hot spots” using Canadian Light Source

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

Using the Canadian Light Source synchrotron and the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, a team of researchers from the University of British Columbia has shed light on the ryanodine receptor, a structure within muscle cells that has been linked to life-threatening congenital heart conditions.

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Shift work linked to higher risk of work injury: UBC study

Nov. 2, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Canadians who work night and rotating shifts are almost twice as likely to be injured on the job than those working regular day shifts, according to a study by researchers at the University of British Columbia.

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