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Past Media Releases (2006)

Media releases for 2006 are presented below in reverse chronological order. You can also view past media releases for other years.



Dec. 21, 2006

New Report Finds Global Wars Still Declining—with Dramatic Decrease in Africa (Human Security Centre)

Dec. 21, 2006

UBC, Musqueam Sign Memorandum of Affiliation

Dec. 20, 2006

UBC International Students Get a Taste of Home at Annual Holiday Dinner

Dec. 19, 2006

The Next Big Thing in 2007, and Beyond; 2nd Annual Survey of Experts

Dec. 7, 2006

UBC Nets $8.2 Million for Research Brain Gains

Dec. 4, 2006

UBC Receives $7M to Study the Evolution of Microbial Diversity

Nov. 29, 2006

UBC's New Nobel Laureate Gets Top US Teaching Prize; Award Goes to $50k Challenge

Nov. 27, 2006

UBC Gains $26M in Federal Funds for Infrastructure

Nov. 24, 2006

UBC Journalism Prof Stephen Ward Snags Best Book Prize for Work on Media Ethics

Nov. 21, 2006

UBC President Appoints Aboriginal Affairs Senior Advisor

Nov. 20, 2006

Contribution of $2 million Honours Memory of Cranberry Entrepreneur; Supports Health Research at UBC

Nov. 17, 2006

Gov’t Subsidies Make Ocean “Strip-mining” Economically Viable: UBC Researchers

Nov. 14, 2006

More IMing, Less MySpace May Keep Internet Kids Safer: UBC Researcher

Nov. 10, 2006

Changes in the Office of Vice President Academic and Provost

Nov. 8, 2006

UBC Discovery Reverses Thinking About Hep C Treatment for Drug Users

Nov. 1, 2006

New $9-million UBC Centre Launched to Find Energy Alternatives

Oct. 30, 2006

New Cost-benefit Model Will Aid Efforts to Conserve Wilderness: UBC Researcher

Oct. 20, 2006

World-class Health Centre Opens in Vancouver First Major Health Public-Private Partnership Complete (Province of British Columbia)

Oct. 19, 2006

Women’s Math Performance Affected by Theories on Sex Differences: UBC Researchers

Oct. 19, 2006

UBC Researchers Find Food-free Route to Obesity

Oct. 18, 2006

UBC Biotech Partnership Produces Implantable Device, Earns National Innovation Award

Oct. 11, 2006

Space Elevator Team Unveils Latest Prototype for NASA Competition: UBC Team Deemed Most Likely to Win

Oct. 2, 2006

Conference Examines Latest Prevention and Treatment Techniques for Child and Teen Obesity

Sep. 29, 2006

UBC’s 12th President Announces $8 million in Research, Teaching Funds at Installation

Sep. 28, 2006

UBC Fisheries Experts Named Two of Three Recipients of Volvo Environment Prize

Sep. 25, 2006

UBC Law Faculty Kicks Off Building Campaign with $1 Million Gift from Farris

Sep. 21, 2006

UBC Research Garners High Scores in Latest International Surveys

Sep. 15, 2006

UBC Opens $4.8-million Dairy and Avian Facilities at Agassiz Research Centre

Sep. 15, 2006

UBC Research Major Contributor to World’s First Tree Genome

Sep. 14, 2006

UBC Astronomers Help Put Einstein’s General Relativity Theory Through Its Most Stringent Test Yet

Sep. 5, 2006

Sex is Good for Evolution: UBC Researcher

Sep. 1, 2006

UBC Vancouver Holds Two of Canada’s Largest Orientations for Parents and Students

Aug. 31, 2006

J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and UBC Commit $2.5 Million to Enrol Five Per Cent of Students in Community Service Learning

Aug. 29, 2006

Learning Locally: UBC Med Students Depart for B.C. Communities

Aug. 28, 2006

Demand for a UBC Education Increases: 12,100 Fresh Faces Expected at UBC this Fall

Aug. 25, 2006

UBC Conference to Reveal Pine Beetle Infested Wood as Part of Biofuel Solution to World’s Energy Crisis

Aug. 17, 2006

UBC Education Experts Ready to Comment on K-12 Back-to-school Issues

Aug. 17, 2006

UBC-Led Team Uncovers Faintest Stars Ever Seen in Ancient Star Cluster

Aug. 2, 2006

“Transit-Bots” to Compete at Annual UBC Engineering Physics Competition

Jul. 25, 2006

UBC Discoveries May Yield New Therapies for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia in Down Syndrome

Jul. 20, 2006

Canada Does Better Job than U.S. to Protect Low-wage, Immigrant Workers

Jul. 19, 2006

Tibetan Culture to Testing Concrete: UBC Gains Brains with Federal Research Funding

Jul. 19, 2006

UBC Study Finds Top-selling Video Games Rife with Racist Asian Stereotypes

Jul. 16, 2006

Vancouver Researchers Find Cause of Inherited Form of Early Onset Dementia

Jun. 22, 2006

Canada and California Forge a Strategic Innovation Partnership

Jun. 21, 2006

UBC and Brazil to Reduce Poverty and Improve Urban Planning

Jun. 21, 2006

UBC Gains $7 Million in Social Sciences and Humanities Funding

Jun. 20, 2006

UBC Engineers Create Vehicle that Travels from Vancouver to Halifax on a Gallon of Gas

Jun. 16, 2006

Cure Found for Huntington Disease in Mice Offers Hope for Treatment in Humans

Jun. 15, 2006

University Boulevard Design Wins Prestigious Canadian Design Award

Jun. 13, 2006

Largest Retrofit in Canada's History Saves UBC $2.6 Million In Annual Energy Costs

Jun. 9, 2006

UBC Trio Wins Trudeau Scholarships

Jun. 7, 2006

UBC Researchers Find Stroke Death Channel

Jun. 6, 2006

UBC Study Gives Insights Into How First-time Mothers May Experience Enhanced Learning and Memory

Jun. 5, 2006

UBC’s Museum of Anthropology to Grow by 50 Per Cent in $52-million Expansion

May 25, 2006

UBC All Science Challenge: Graduate Students Make Science Fun for Middle Schoolers

May 24, 2006

UBC Grads Don Cap and Gown for Week of Ceremonies

May 23, 2006

Landmark Discovery by UBC Chemist Honoured, Renewed Wing Opens

May 19, 2006

UBC’s Vancouver Grad Ceremonies Start May 24

May 16, 2006

Hong Kong Philanthropist Pledges $4M for New UBC Residence, Cultural Centre

May 10, 2006

UBC Students Decode Essence of Cool

May 9, 2006

UBC Researchers Query Source of C-section Increases

May 5, 2006

UBC Alzheimer’s Research Gets $3.5 million Funding Boost

May 3, 2006

7.5M gift Led by Teck Cominco Creates Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering at UBC

Apr. 28, 2006

UBC Research Re-inforced with New Federal Support

Apr. 20, 2006

UBC Okanagan’s Next Leader “An Academic’s Academic”

Mar. 30, 2006

B.C. Entrepreneur and Mystery Writer Among Those With UBC Honorary Degrees

Mar. 27, 2006

UBC Bacterial Disease Expert Earns Canada’s Top Career Achievement Award

Mar. 22, 2006

Election Peru: UBC Expert's Weblog Makes Issues Accessible to Peruvians in Real Time

Mar. 22, 2006

University of British Columbia Names New President

Mar. 21, 2006

UBC Creator of First Drug for Most Common Cause of Blindness Wins Top Canadian Science Prize

Mar. 20, 2006

Nobel Laureate Joins UBC to Boost Science Education

Mar. 17, 2006

UBC Students Celebrate International Week

Mar. 16, 2006

Scientists Identify Unexpected Source of “Good Cholesterol”

Mar. 13, 2006

UBC Doubles Up on Steacie Fellowships (NSERC)

Mar. 13, 2006

University Boulevard Design Wins Prestigious Award

Mar. 10, 2006

$10.6M UBC Lab to Research Global Ecological Issues

Mar. 9, 2006

Fisheries Simulation Lab and Killer Whale Skeleton to be Showcased at Building Opening

Mar. 9, 2006

UBC Gains $5 Million for Hi-tech Oral Health Centre

Mar. 2, 2006

Innovative Multi-professional Health Clinic Opens at UBC

Feb. 23, 2006

UBC Researchers Find Potential New Target for Autism, Retardation Therapies

Feb. 23, 2006

UBC Hosts Canada's Largest Student Business Plan Competition with $100,000 in Prizes

Feb. 22, 2006

$40M for New Program Gives BC Competitive Edge in Digital Entertainment Industry

Feb. 16, 2006

Student’s Software Tool Reduces Information Overload: Will Vie for International $20k Business Plan Prize

Feb. 9, 2006

Not Your Typical Spring Break: Hundreds of UBC Students Sign Up for Community Service

Feb. 7, 2006

Valentine’s Day: UBC Experts Highlight How New Trends are Influencing Young and Old

Feb. 6, 2006

New UBC Centre Links B.C. Health-care Sector Management With Leading Business Research

Feb. 6, 2006

UBC Researcher Developing New Test to Detect “Gene Doping” in Athletes

Feb. 3, 2006

Province Gives $1.4 Million for UBC Wood Research Chair

Feb. 2, 2006

UBC Creates First North American Contemporary Buddhism Studies Program With $4 Million Gift

Jan. 31, 2006

UBC / Canadian Blood Services Researcher Invents Device to Boost World Supply, Quality of Blood Platelets

Jan. 30, 2006

Child Development Atlas First in World to Map Factors That Put Young Children at Risk

Jan. 27, 2006

UBC Board Approves Final Phase of Marine Drive Student Residences

Jan. 27, 2006

UBC Researcher Proves Environment Can Change Mate Preferences, Create New Species

Jan. 11, 2006

UBC Election Stock Market Update: Trading Signals Gains by Harper Tories

Jan. 11, 2006

UBC Astronomer to Reveal Results of MOST Satellite's Search for Other Earths

Jan. 9, 2006

UBC Life Sciences Centre Wins International Award for Green Features

Jan. 6, 2006

UBC Federal Election Commentators

Jan. 6, 2006

Former Scotiabank President and UBC Give $4 Million for Sauder School of Business Undergraduate Centre


Last reviewed 22-Jan-2007

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