Archive for the ‘News Feed’ Category

Let the shredding begin: North America’s first campus skatepark opens at UBC

May. 1, 2013 | Filed under: Beats, Media Release, News Feed, University News | Tags: , , , , , , ,

UBC has opened the first campus skatepark in North America, giving students, campus residents and Metro enthusiasts a new place to get radical on their skateboards, BMX bikes and rollerblades.

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UBC bootcamp helps aspiring politicians shape up for government

Apr. 29, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Beats, Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

A new UBC program will give aspiring politicians the training to thrive as future elected officials and handle the challenges of government life.

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Vancouver campus deploys new $5.1M ‘smart grid’ energy storage system

Apr. 19, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology, University News | Tags: , , , , , ,

UBC President Stephen Toope today unveiled a new energy storage system, or prototype smart grid, created in partnership with Alpha Technologies Ltd. and Corvus Energy.

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Vroum vroum – Test of metal for student engineered hovercrafts

Apr. 16, 2013 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed

Mechanical engineering student teams put their hovercraft projects to the test in fast-paced competition

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Anxious about life? Tylenol may do the trick

Apr. 16, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC researchers have found a new potential use for the over-the-counter pain drug Tylenol. The study suggests the drug may also reduce the psychological effects of the fear and anxiety over the human condition, or existential dread.

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UBC experts for B.C. election

Apr. 15, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Business, Law and Society, Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

From politics to pipelines, UBC experts are available to comment on the upcoming 2013 B.C. election campaign.

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Spinal cord researchers to benefit from $20 M investment from Rick Hansen Foundation

Apr. 12, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Spinal cord injury research at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health will be accelerated by a 10-year, $20 million contribution from the Rick Hansen Foundation.

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In a UBC study, doctors surveyed shortly after a promotional visit by pharmaceutical sales representatives indicate they are likely to prescribe the medicine. The study also found that in the majority of these visits, doctors weren't informed of the harmful effects of the promoted medicines. (Figure: UBC)

Doctors not informed of harmful effects of medicines during sales visits

Apr. 10, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Family doctors receive little or no information about harmful effects of medicines in the majority of drug promotions during visits by drug company representatives, according to an international study involving Canadian, U.S. and French physicians.

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