Media Release Archives - August 2012

The Ocean Health Index is the first global quantitative assessment of ocean health (Map credit: Halpern, et al, Nature)

Global ocean health gets passing grade: UBC researchers

Aug. 15, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

The health of the world’s oceans received a score of 60 out of 100 from a team of international scientists, including fisheries researchers at the University of British Columbia.

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Cancer's Margins postcard (front)

UBC project examines the LGBT experience with breast and gynecological cancers

Aug. 2, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Researchers at the University of British Columbia are leading the first nationwide project on how sexual and gender minorities experience cancer, highlighting previously overlooked communities’ perspectives on cancer care.

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Students trading sex for drugs or alcohol happens also in rural B.C.: UBC research

Aug. 1, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

Just over two percent of teens in rural schools who have ever tried alcohol, marijuana or other drugs report they have also traded sex for these substances, according to University of British Columbia research published today in the Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality. This is the first study to track this issue among rural students.

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