Media Release Archives - January 2012

Student invention first to secure seed money from new UBC entrepreneurship fund

Jan. 31, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

An invention developed by students in a joint Sauder School of Business–UBC Engineering undergraduate class is the first to secure seed money from a new University of British Columbia entrepreneurship fund.

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UBC releases additional information on animal research

Jan. 30, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , ,

New information released today on the University of British Columbia Animal Research website outlines the main purposes for which animals were involved in research and educational activities in 2010.

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UBC gains $9.8M federal investment to advance Canadian composites industry

Jan. 25, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized

Businesses in western Canada’s manufacturing sector will be able to increase their competitive edge thanks to a federal investment of $9.8 million announced today at the University of British Columbia.

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Monogamy reduces major social problems of polygamist cultures

Jan. 23, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, News Tip | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

In cultures that permit men to take multiple wives, the intra-sexual competition that occurs causes greater levels of crime, violence, poverty and gender inequality than in societies that institutionalize and practice monogamous marriage.

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UBC experts available to comment on global economic issues raised at Davos

Jan. 23, 2012 | Filed under: Expert Profile, Hot Topics, Media Release, News Feed, News Tip | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

With the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, approaching (Jan. 25-29) and another year of uncertainty expected in global financial markets, UBC experts are available to comment on international and national economic issues.

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UBC applicants need more than just grades

Jan. 23, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia is expanding its use of broad-based admissions – an application process based both on grades and personal experiences – to all applicants of direct-entry undergraduate programs at the Vancouver campus this year, making UBC the largest Canadian university to include non-academic criteria in its application process on this scale.

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One in ten Canadians cannot afford prescription drugs: UBC study

Jan. 16, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

One in ten Canadians cannot afford to take their prescription drugs as directed, according to an analysis by researchers from the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto.

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UBC and SFU welcome $1.7M Videomatica film collection

Jan. 16, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , ,

An exceptional film collection valued at $1.7 million will be housed and preserved by the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University.

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UBC adjunct professor and alumnus appointed to the Order of Canada

Jan. 6, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

A UBC adjunct professor who invented a surgical technology that is used globally and an alumnus who helped to establish one of Canada’s first food banks have been named to the Order of Canada.

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UBC experts available to comment on Enbridge and Keystone debates

Jan. 6, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Release, News Feed, News Tip | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC experts are available to provide media commentary on two controversial pipeline projects to carry Alberta bitumen to U.S. and foreign markets.

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UBC researchers identify potential new therapy approach for Hepatitis C that could benefit 170 million people affected worldwide

Jan. 5, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have found a new way to block infection from the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the liver that could lead to new therapies for those affected by this and other infectious diseases.

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