Archive for the ‘News Tip’ Category

Break-even load factor needed for BC Ferries: UBC expert

Nov. 8, 2012 | Filed under: News Feed, News Tip | Tags: , , , ,

The B.C. government is holding public consultations about future service and costs for BC Ferries. UBC’s Sauder School of Business transportation expert David Gillen is available to comment.

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One year later: UBC remembers Japan’s earthquake, explores lessons learned

Mar. 8, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Release, News Feed, News Tip, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC experts and community members are available to comment on the March 11 anniversary of Japan’s “triple disaster” – the earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant meltdown.

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UBC student entrepreneurs develop award-winning app for paperless ticketing

Mar. 2, 2012 | Filed under: News Feed, News Tip | Tags: , , , , , ,

A team of University of B.C. student entrepreneurs has come up with a mobile app called “goodnights” that will give Ticketmaster a run for its money. Available free from iTunes, the goodnights app provides a convenient paperless event ticketing solution. Users can buy tickets on their phone using the app, which stores a digital copy [...]

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UBC expert panel to explore US election

Mar. 1, 2012 | Filed under: Expert Profile, Media Advisory, Media Release, News Feed, News Tip | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

A former White House staff member, the U.S. Consul general and University of British Columbia political science experts will discuss current and upcoming issues surrounding the upcoming U.S. election at a free public forum at Robson Square on Sunday, March 4.

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UBC announces 2012 individual honorary degrees: Two former PMs, singer-songwriter among Vancouver campus recipients

Feb. 14, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Tip | Tags: , , , , , ,

Former Canadian prime ministers Joe Clark and Paul Martin and iconic singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie are among those receiving honorary degrees from UBC this year. Others who will receive the degrees at the Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia include a philanthropist for Buddhism studies, a globe-trotting husband-and-wife ethnobotanist team and a beloved symphony conductor.

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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 researchers to sequence Chardonnay genome

Jan. 18, 2012 | Filed under: News Feed, News Tip | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia’s Wine Research Centre has launched an international collaboration with the Australian Wine Research Institute to sequence the Chardonnay grape genome.

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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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$2.5M gift from UBC alumni to create student engineering design centre

Nov. 2, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Tip, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia opens today on its Vancouver campus the Wayne and William White Engineering Design Centre, which will boost collaboration and hands-on innovation among students from 11 engineering disciplines.

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