Media Release Archives - January 2013

Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre. Photo by: Chris Borchert

Where’s the puck? Time-lapse video shows extreme makeover of UBC rink to Davis Cup tennis court

Jan. 30, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, University News | Tags: , , , ,

UBC is releasing a time-lapse video of the transformation of UBC’s Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre, which is now ready to welcome Canada’s and Spain’s top tennis stars for the Davis Cup. The facility, which boasts three ice rinks and was a hockey and sledge hockey venue during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games, goes through a surface and technology makeover to become a world-class tennis venue.

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BC Skills deficit looming in 2016: More jobs than qualified people unless post-secondary capacity expanded

Jan. 29, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

A skills shortage will hit British Columbia in 2016 and continue to grow, unless immediate action is taken to improve access to all types of post-secondary education – university, college and trades.

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UBC MBA up 25 places in Financial Times Global MBA Ranking

Jan. 28, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed, University News | Tags: , , , ,

Up 25 places over its 2012 ranking, the MBA at the University of British Columbia ranks 57th among the world’s top 100 MBA programs in the 2013 Financial Times Global MBA Ranking, published today.

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UBC building wins prestigious Wallpaper* Magazine design award

Jan. 28, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Design and lifestyle magazine Wallpaper* has bestowed its 2013 ‘Best Lab’ award to the University of British Columbia’s new Pharmaceutical Sciences Building.

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When food porn holds no allure: the science behind satiety

Jan. 28, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

New research from the University of British Columbia is shedding light on why enticing pictures of food affect us less when we’re full.

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Ground excavation is now under way for the new CHIME radio telescope in Penticton, B.C. When completed, it will have a footprint larger than six NHL hockey rinks and enable scientists to attempt the largest volume survey of the universe. (Photo: Gary Hinshaw, UBC)

Construction begins on Canada’s largest radio telescope

Jan. 24, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

$11M UBC-led CHIME project to attempt largest survey of observable universe

Construction is now under way in Penticton, B.C. on Canada’s largest radio telescope – and the first research telescope to be built in the country in more than 30 years.

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Master switch discovery could provide road map for treatment of arthritis and other inflammatory diseases

Jan. 22, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , ,

Scientists trying to create drugs to treat chronic inflammation in diseases like arthritis now have a new culprit known as MMP2. New University of British Columbia research shows that this enzyme works as a master switch to activate inflammatory diseases.

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UBC research: Forget about fair – it’s better when bosses pick favourites

Jan. 21, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Media Release | Tags: , , , , ,

A new study from the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business shows that bosses should pick favourites if they want top performing teams.

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UBC campaign hits $1 billion

Jan. 18, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia’s start an evolution campaign crossed the $1 billion mark and is now two-thirds of the way toward its fundraising and alumni engagement targets – to raise $1.5 billion and to involve 50,000 alumni annually in the life of the university by 2015.

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UBC receives $22.7M for research from the Canada Foundation for Innovation

Jan. 15, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, University News | Tags: , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia research in areas ranging from astronomy to cancer, quantum materials to plant evolution, received a $22.7M boost from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

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UBC and Fraunhofer Society enter $4.9 million clean energy partnership

Jan. 15, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A $4.9-million research partnership between UBC and Germany’s Fraunhofer Society – Europe’s largest applied research institution – will advance clean energy research in five critical areas, from wind energy to zero emission vehicles.

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'When I Walk' focuses on a young man living with multiple sclerosis.

Film produced by UBC student goes to Sundance

Jan. 9, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A UBC student who helped make The Corporation an international hit film has executive produced a powerful documentary that will premiere at next week’s Sundance Film Festival.

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Clyde Hertzman. Photo credit: UBC Faculty of Medicine/Khalid Hawe

Four UBC professors appointed to Order of Canada

Jan. 2, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Four University of British Columbia professors, four alumni and two honorary degree recipients have been named to the Order of Canada, one of Canada’s highest civilian honours.

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