Media Release Archives - May 2011

Non-invasive wireless near-infrared device provides reliable diagnosis of bladder dysfunction: UBC-VCH-CFRI study

May. 30, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

A cell phone-sized, wireless near-infrared device is as reliable as the current “gold standard” invasive tests in determining bladder disease, according to a study by researchers at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health and the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI).

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UBC researchers to lead $4.7-million study on early-stage oral cancer

May. 27, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Researchers from UBC’s Faculties of Medicine, Science and Dentistry are leading a $4.7 million pan-Canadian clinical trial aimed at improving outcomes for patients undergoing surgery for oral squamous cell cancers.

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

May. 25, 2011 | 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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Happy guys finish last, says new study on sexual attractiveness

May. 24, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Women find happy guys significantly less sexually attractive than swaggering or brooding men, according to a new University of British Columbia study that helps to explain the enduring allure of “bad boys” and other iconic gender types.

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Emmy-winning 60 Minutes producer Peter Klein to lead UBC Graduate School of Journalism

May. 18, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , ,

Three-time Emmy winner Peter W. Klein will take the helm of the University of British Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism as Acting Director, starting on July 1, 2011.

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UBC student wins Trudeau Scholarship

May. 17, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , ,

Lara Rosenoff, a PhD student studying anthropology at UBC, was named a 2011 Trudeau Scholar, one of Canada’s most coveted awards for social sciences and humanities graduate students.

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Interactive teaching methods double learning in large undergraduate physics class: UBC research

May. 12, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

Interactive teaching methods significantly improved attendance and doubled both engagement and learning in a large physics class, according to a University of British Columbia study published today in Science.

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Canadians find mainstream news media more trustworthy than social networks: study

May. 11, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

The increased competition for attention in the digital era has not eroded public confidence in the mainstream news media, according to a study by researchers from UBC’s Graduate School of Journalism.

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Major funding boost for BC-led climate change research

May. 10, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) is pleased to announce $1.8 million in new funding for British Columbia-led projects aimed at finding solutions to the environmental, social and economic challenges — and opportunities — brought about by climate change.

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UBC Journalism School calls for release of journalist Dorothy Parvaz in Syria

May. 8, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, News Tip | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

The UBC Graduate School of Journalism is calling for the release of reporter Dorothy Parvaz, who is being held in Syria.

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UBC named Canada’s first Fair Trade Campus

May. 5, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, News Tip | Tags: , , , ,

UBC has been named Canada’s first “Fair Trade Campus” – and will get its very own blend of ethically sourced coffee – as a result of its national leadership on Fair Trade purchasing.

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UBC Museum of Anthropology receives prestigious national landmark status

May. 4, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, News Tip | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia’s iconic Museum of Anthropology, designed by the renowned late architect Arthur Erickson, has received one of Canada’s most prestigious architectural awards. The museum is one of four buildings to receive the 2011 Prix du XXe Siècle Award for enduring excellence in Canadian architecture from Architecture Canada | RAIC, the Royal [...]

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Physical and emotional health of older couples linked for better or worse, study finds

May. 4, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, News Tip | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

A study of older married couples that gives new meaning to the matrimonial adage “for better or worse” finds that spouses have a much greater impact on their partner’s health than previously known. The study, published in the current issue of the American Psychological Association’s journal Health Psychology, finds strong associations between the physical and [...]

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UBC experts panel on Canada’s election results

May. 2, 2011 | Filed under: Media Advisory, Media Release, News Feed, News Tip | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Media are invited to attend a UBC panel discussion of Canada’s federal election results on Tuesday, May 3 (10 a.m.), the morning after the election.

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