Media Release Archives - June 2011

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UBC researchers invent new drug delivery device to treat diabetes-related vision loss

Jun. 29, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Tip, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , ,

A team of engineers and scientists at the University of British Columbia has developed a device that can be implanted behind the eye for controlled and on-demand release of drugs to treat retinal damage caused by diabetes.

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Sauder School of Business and Copenhagen Business School forge strategic partnership

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

Today the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia and Copenhagen Business School (CBS) announced a strategic alliance to dramatically increase collaboration. Motivated by shared values and a similar academic culture, and building on an active 16-year exchange partnership, the institutions signed an agreement providing stronger ties across a broad range of initiatives, including research, academic programs, student and faculty exchange, and other scholarly pursuits.

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Innovative UBC-BC Cancer Agency system reduces waitlisting for chemotherapy patients

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

The stress of scheduling chemotherapy treatments has been substantially reduced by a new technology created and implemented by a team of researchers from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia and the BC Cancer Agency.

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UBC-Peruvian research gains $3.4M to improve food security

Jun. 20, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Greater food security in the impoverished Andean regions of Peru will be the focus of a University of British Columbia-Peruvian study thanks to a $3.4 million investment from Canadian development agencies.

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UBC researchers awarded $2 million from two NSERC programs

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

University of British Columbia researchers have received a total of $2 million from two grant programs of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). More than 140 UBC students also received NSERC scholarships, fellowships and awards.

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TIP SHEET: Post-riot insights and reflections

Jun. 16, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia has experts who are available to comment on the post-game riots in downtown Vancouver.

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Old, large, living trees must be left standing to protect nesting animals: UBC study

Jun. 16, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , ,

Old trees must be protected to save the homes of more than 1,000 different bird and mammal species who nest, says a new study from UBC. Most animals can’t carve out their own tree holes and rely on holes already formed. The study found that outside of North America, most animals nest in tree holes formed by damage and decay, a process that can take several centuries.

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Trio of studies reveals attitudes of women, obstetricians and family physicians on use of technology in childbirth

Jun. 13, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Three studies by University of British Columbia and Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) researchers are providing the closest look yet at the attitudes of women and their caregivers around the use of birth technology, and together reveal ongoing misperceptions among caregivers around the safety of vaginal births.

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UBC energy conversion saves $4 million a year, cuts GHGs

Jun. 9, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

A new $85-million UBC district energy system will dramatically reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption while advancing clean energy research and development opportunities on campus.

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Global leaders in business and sustainability to join 400 students to tackle ‘unsolvable’ energy problems

Jun. 8, 2011 | Filed under: Media Advisory, Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Media are invited to attend the International Student Energy Summit, where world energy scholars, business leaders, government and 400 students from 35 countries will gather to explore practical solutions for a more sustainable planet.

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UBC awarded $4.9-million from NSERC to support young researchers

Jun. 3, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Training for students in biomedical engineering, green building science and climate change research at the University of British Columbia has received a $4.9-million boost from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

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Shame and honour increase cooperation: UBC study informs future strategy for tackling global challenges

Jun. 1, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , ,

onour and shame work equally well in encouraging social cooperation, according to a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and the Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology.

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