Media Release Archives - December 2011

UBC researchers release estimate of “invisible workforce” in global fisheries

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

University of British Columbia researchers have released a comprehensive estimate of the number of fisheries jobs around the world – including small-scale, artisanal operations that were previously not counted in official fisheries estimates.

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People more likely to lie when texting: UBC research

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

Text messaging leads people to be more deceitful when compared to other modes of communication, according to Sauder School of Business researchers at the University of British Columbia.

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Majority of B.C. women take prescription drugs during pregnancy: UBC study

Dec. 15, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

Almost two-thirds of women in British Columbia filled at least one prescription at some point in their pregnancy, including drugs with potential risks, according to a new study by University of British Columbia researchers.

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Generations disagree on public funding priorities: new poll data

Dec. 15, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Younger adults want Canada’s wealth invested more evenly across the generations, while Canadians older than 55 say they should ‘wait their turn,’ according to new polling data.

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UBC scientists key contributors to ‘super-cool’ camera, built to reveal early life of stars

Dec. 6, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia scientists have helped build the world’s largest astronomy camera with an internal temperature colder than anything else in the Universe.

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Marine predators in trouble: UBC researchers

Dec. 5, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Iconic marine predators such as sharks, tunas, swordfish, and marlins are becoming increasingly rare under current fishing trends, say University of British Columbia researchers.

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UBC, CFRI and BC Children’s researchers to lead $2.8-million project to reduce deadly infection in Bangladeshi mothers, children

Dec. 1, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Researchers from the University of British Columbia, Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) and BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) have won a $2.8-million grant from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to improve the survival rate of Bangladeshi mothers, newborns and young children through the prevention of sepsis, a life-threatening form of infection in which the bloodstream is overwhelmed by bacteria.

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