Media Release Archives - July 2012

Gerald McGavin Rugby Pavilion Rendering

New home for UBC Rugby

Jul. 31, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia Department of Athletics and Recreation announces the opening of the $2.5 million Gerald McGavin Rugby Pavilion in October 2012.

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Being paranoid about office politics can make you a target: UBC research

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

People who worry about workplace rejection or sabotage can end up bringing it upon themselves, according to University of British Columbia research.

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Colin Ferster tests the app on his smartphone

‘Only you can prevent forest fires’ … with your smartphone

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

An app that prevents forest fires by identifying hazardous areas and that was developed by researchers at the University of British Columbia is getting tested in the BC Okanagan this summer.

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$1.4 M study on using plants to recover rare metals from mine waste: UBC research

Jul. 24, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Researchers at the University of British Columbia and an international team have received $1.4 million to explore the use of plants to recover precious metals from mine tailings around the world. Currently, metals obtained from ores contain platinum group metals (PGM) some of which are lost through various stages of processing. The research will investigate [...]

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UBC student Calyn Shaw in Brazil

18 arrested for murder in Brazil following UBC journalism investigation

Jul. 20, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , ,

Days after a reporting project by University of British Columbia journalism students ran in The New York Times, Brazilian authorities began arresting suspects in the murder of Guarani tribal chief Nisio Gomes.

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Severe flu increases risk of Parkinson’s: UBC research

Jul. 20, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Severe influenza doubles the odds that a person will develop Parkinson’s disease later in life, according to University of British Columbia researchers.

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Single-cell parasites co-opt “ready-made” genes from host: UBC research

Jul. 18, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

Two species of single-cell parasites have co-opted “ready-made” genes from their hosts that in turn help them exploit their hosts, according to a new study by University of British Columbia and University of Ottawa researchers.

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Prof. Helen Tremlett led a new JAMA study on the impact of a common MS therapy. (Photo: Brian Smith)

Widely prescribed MS treatment may not slow progression of disease: Vancouver Coastal Health and UBC Research

Jul. 17, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Researchers with the UBC Hospital MS Clinic and Brain Research Centre at Vancouver Coastal Health and the University of British Columbia have published important data in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) about the impact of a common drug therapy on the progression of multiple sclerosis for people with the relapse-remitting form of the disease.

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UBC fisheries economist Rashid Sumaila says global fisheries could be worth five times as much if steps were taken to rebuild them. (Photo: Martin Dee, UBC)

How to make global fisheries worth five times more: UBC research

Jul. 13, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

Rebuilding global fisheries would make them five times more valuable while improving ecology, according to a new University of British Columbia study, published today in the online journal PLoS ONE.

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UBC launches media resources for 2012 Olympic Games

Jul. 11, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory, Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia has launched a new website with resources for media covering the 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Workplace bullying witnesses consider quitting more than the victims: UBC study

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

New University of British Columbia research reveals that workers who witness bullying can have a stronger urge to quit than those who experience it firsthand.

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A northern fulmar (Photo: Ashok Khosla, www.seabirds.com.)

Seabirds study shows plastic pollution reaching surprising levels off coast of Pacific Northwest

Jul. 4, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Plastic pollution off the northwest coast of North America is reaching the level of the notoriously polluted North Sea, according to a new study led by a researcher at the University of British Columbia.

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Inhalable nitric oxide shown safe as potential anti-microbial treatment: UBC-VCH research

Jul. 3, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

Results from a clinical study by a UBC-Vancouver Coastal Health research team have increased hope for a new, effective and inexpensive anti-microbial treatment using inhalable nitric oxide.

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