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Past Media Releases (2008)

Media releases for 2007 are presented below in reverse chronological order. You can also view past media releases for other years.



Dec. 31, 2008

Trapped Water Cause of Regular Tremors Under Vancouver Island: UBC Researchers

Dec. 19, 2008

Earth Not Centre of the Universe, Surrounded by "Dark Energy": UBC Cosmologists

Dec. 19, 2008

UBC Researchers Map Billions in Spending on Prescription Drugs

Dec. 18, 2008

UBC Researchers' Discovery Could Rejuvenate the Brain

Dec. 16, 2008

Discrimination and Abuse Linked to Higher Rates of Pregnancy Among LGB Teens: UBC Study

Dec. 11, 2008

UBC Line Key to Increased Transit Ridership and Campus Sustainability

Dec. 11, 2008

Women’s Magazines Downplay Emotional Health Risks of Cosmetic Surgery: UBC Study

Dec. 10, 2008

UBC Researchers Discover Gene Mutation that Causes Eye Cancer

Dec. 9, 2008

UBC Co-Hosted China Meeting of University Presidents to Increase Collaboration

Dec. 4, 2008

New Target Discovered to Treat Epileptic Seizures Following Brain Trauma or Stroke

Dec. 2, 2008

UBC Names First Ombudsperson for Students

Dec. 1, 2008

New UBC Applied Science Dean to Emphasize Serving Society

Dec. 1, 2008

UBC Board of Governors Requests New Academic Plan for Sustainable South Campus

Nov. 27, 2008

UBC Researcher Reveals Humpback Whales’ Dining Habits – and Costs

Nov. 21, 2008

UBC Researchers Develop Breakthrough Technique to Unlock the Secret of Plasmas

Nov. 20, 2008

Female Directors Pay Less for Companies in Mergers and Acquisitions: UBC Study

Nov. 19, 2008

UBC Names New Vice President, Finance, Resources and Operations

Nov. 18, 2008

National Broadcast Orchestra Finds Home at UBC’s Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Nov. 18, 2008

Premier Opens World-leading Spinal Cord Injury Centre (B.C. Government)

Nov. 18, 2008

UBC Professor and Scientist, Named “Researcher of the Year”

Nov. 12, 2008

Major UBC Arts Gift Creates Canada's Largest Endowment for Educating Curators

Nov. 12, 2008

UBC Study Establishes Formula for Predicting Climate Change Impact on Salmon Stocks

Oct. 28, 2008

UBC Legal Expert Releases Canada’s First Stats on Foreign Human Trafficking Victims

Oct. 27, 2008

Similar Survival Rates for Pacific Salmon in Fraser, Columbia Rivers Raises New Questions

Oct. 27, 2008

California, Canada Campuses Combat Greenhouse Gas Emissions with Green IT

Oct. 20, 2008

Dolby Invests $1.15M in UBC’s “Real-world” Display Technology Research

Oct. 10, 2008

UBC Researchers to Study Impact of Vancouver 2010 Winter Games

Oct. 9, 2008

UBC’s Ranks in the Top 35 of the World’s Universities

Oct. 7, 2008

Largest Review of Its Kind Associates Anti-inflammatory Drugs with Reduced Breast Cancer Risk

Oct. 6, 2008

Bloc Quebecois Eroding Conservative Hopes for Majority: UBC Election Stock Market

Oct. 2, 2008

Religion Makes People Helpful and Generous - Under Certain Conditions: UBC Researchers

Oct. 2, 2008

Canadian Olympic Committee's Chris Rudge Joins UBC to Advance Olympic Studies

Oct. 1, 2008

UBC Earns $13.7M in Federal Research Funding - Largest Amount in Canada

Sep. 30, 2008

UBC Journalism Professors Among Vancouver's Top 20 Web Influencers

Sep. 29, 2008

UBC-Dalhousie Study Shows "We Are What We Eat"

Sep. 24, 2008

UBC Earns Top Sustainability Marks in Canada; Places Third Overall in North America

Sep. 24, 2008

Strong Leaders Who Punish Freeloaders and Cheats Can Benefit Society: UBC Research

Sep. 22, 2008

Getting Lost – A Newly Discovered Developmental Brain Disorder

Sep. 16, 2008

Research Grants Support Bioenergy Development (Ministry of Forests and Range)

Sep. 9, 2008

Former UBC Staff Honoured for Foresight of Creating Canadian Online Identity

Sep. 8, 2008

UBC Federal and U.S. Election Commentators

Sep. 8, 2008

UBC Election Stock Market Opens for Trading

Sep. 8, 2008

Housing Prices in Most Canadian Markets are Overpriced and Likely to Decline: UBC Study

Sep. 4, 2008

Astronomers Discover Missing Link for Origin of Comets

Sep. 4, 2008

Two Award-winning Journalists Join UBC School of Journalism as Canwest Visiting Professors

Aug. 28, 2008

UBC Journalism School Appoints Science Journalist in Residence

Aug. 28, 2008

"Armoured" Fish Study Helps Strengthen Darwin's Natural Selection Theory

Aug. 28, 2008

Surging Out-of-Province Demand Bolsters Fall 2008 First-Year UBC Enrolment

Aug. 27, 2008

Amateur Astronomers Win Time on Canada’s MOST Space Telescope

Aug. 26, 2008

UBC Scientist Unveils Secret of Newborn’s First Words

Aug. 25, 2008

"Best Hope at Sustainable Fisheries" Short-changed by Conservation Efforts: UBC Researchers

Aug. 22, 2008

UBC Opens New Tree Canopy Walkway

Aug. 14, 2008

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

Aug. 11, 2008

UBC Study of Olympic Athletes Shows that Pride and Shame are Universal Expressions

Aug. 7, 2008

UBC Leads Country with Two Fulbright Student Awards for U.S. Academic Exchange

Aug. 5, 2008

Spiders Who Eat Together, Stay Together: UBC Research

Jul. 31, 2008

UBC Researchers Supercharge Brain Cells to Attack Plaques that Cause Alzheimer’s Disease

Jul. 31, 2008

UBC Vancouver Students Endorse Largest Donation to Build New $110M Student Union Building at University Square

Jul. 25, 2008

Editors: UBC Experts Ready to Comment on Beijing 2008 and Vancouver 2010 Olympics and Paralympics

Jul. 23, 2008

UBC Digitization Program Provides Instant Global Access to B.C. Heritage

Jul. 21, 2008

Age-old Magic Tricks Can Provide Clues for Modern Science

Jul. 17, 2008

Family Contributes $7.5 Million to Advance Alzheimer’s Disease Research at UBC

Jul. 16, 2008

Teen Sexual Health Improved Among BC Students

Jul. 16, 2008

First French Research Grant Helps UBC and VCHRI Investigate Strokes

Jul. 15, 2008

Fuel Subsidies Better Spent Re-training Fishers: UBC Researchers

Jul. 11, 2008

UBC Wins Prestigious $1 Million NIH Grant for Chlamydia Vaccine Research

Jul. 7, 2008

Construction Complete on First Vancouver 2010 Indoor Competition Venue

Jul. 3, 2008

UBC President Applauds Sustainability Commitments at First-Ever G8 University Summit

Jun. 24, 2008

UBC Researchers Invent Helmet that Significantly Reduces Forces to Neck During Head-first Impact

Jun. 24, 2008

UBC Send-off for Beijing-bound Olympians and Paralympians

Jun. 23, 2008

UBC Physicists Develop "Impossible" Technique to Study and Develop Superconductors

Jun. 12, 2008

UBC-NASA Exploration of B.C. Lake to Guide Search of Early Life on Mars

Jun. 4, 2008

U.S. Report Critical of Canada’s Human Trafficking Record

Jun. 4, 2008

New Link Between Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes: UBC Researchers Discover New Way Fats Kill Beta-cells

Jun. 3, 2008

UBC Law Expert Available to Comment on U.S. State Dept. Report on Human Trafficking

May 29, 2008

UBC, McGill Researchers Uncover “Stirring” Secrets of Deadly Supervolcanoes

May 28, 2008

10,000 Scholars to Visit UBC Largest Conference Of Its Kind In North America

May 28, 2008

UBC Study Challenges Stereotypes of Sexually Exploited Youth: Boys as Likely as Girls to be Exploited

May 27, 2008

Two UBC Students Among 15 Trudeau Scholars

May 26, 2008

UBC Offers $50,000 Reward for Return of Bill Reid Artworks

May 26, 2008

Vancouver researchers pioneer safe pathway to slow ALS using stem cells

May 23, 2008

Boeing Grant Targets Emerging Visual Analytics Field

May 21, 2008

UBC Grads Don Cap and Gown for Week of Vancouver Ceremonies

May 15, 2008

Five UBC Buildings Go Head-to-head to Conserve Energy

May 14, 2008

Vancouver Researchers Discover Missing Link Between TB Bacteria and Humans: New Treatment Expected

May 14, 2008

Blue Whale to be Unearthed: “National Treasure” to Embark on Cross-Canada Journey

May 13, 2008

UBC Global Access Agreement with iCo Therapeutics Offers Oral Drug to Help Millions in Developing World

May 9, 2008

UBC Researchers Gain More than $35 million in Federal Funding

May 6, 2008

Workers Who Feel Trusted Will Boost Sales and Provide Better Customer Service: UBC Study

May 2, 2008

UBC and University of Hong Kong to Establish Unique Trans-Pacific Legal Education Program

Apr. 26, 2008

B.C. Invests $4M for Cancer Research Chair at UBC

Apr. 18, 2008

EDITORS: UBC Experts Available to Comment for Earth Day

Apr. 15, 2008

Chung Collection of Chinese Immigrant, West Coast History Finds Permanent Home at UBC

Apr. 14, 2008

Corporate Director and Community Volunteer Elected UBC Chancellor; New Board Members Named

Apr. 11, 2008

UBC Opens $79.7M Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

Apr. 4, 2008

UBC Researchers Discover Anti-virulence Factor in Salmonella

Apr. 2, 2008

Darwin Told Us So: UBC Researcher Shows Natural Selection Speeds Up Speciation

Mar. 28, 2008

UBC Spends Weekend in the Dark for Earth Hour: Follow Conservation Efforts Online

Mar. 26, 2008

UBC Researchers, Partners Earn More than $2 Million in CFI Funding

Mar. 20, 2008

Money Buys Happiness When You Spend on Others: UBC and Harvard Research

Mar. 14, 2008

Social Corporate Responsibility, Honorary Degree Mark Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus’ UBC Visit

Mar. 13, 2008

BC University Presidents Sign Climate Action Statement

Mar. 10, 2008

U.S. Rush to Produce Corn-based Ethanol Will Worsen “Dead Zone” in Gulf of Mexico: UBC Study

Mar. 7, 2008

BC, UBC Celebrate 100TH Anniversary of University Act

Mar. 4, 2008

From CSI to Healthy Cities and Marijuana: UBC Highlights Cutting-edge Research at the Eighth Annual Celebrate Research Week

Mar. 4, 2008

Oldest UBC Building Gets Extreme Makeover

Mar. 3, 2008

Blue Whale Skeleton Finds Permanent Home at UBC: Canadian First

Mar. 3, 2008

Suspect Charged in University Threats

Feb. 25, 2008

EDITORS: UBC Experts Available to Comment on Federal Budget Issues

Feb. 22, 2008

UBC Celebrates Legal Victories

Feb. 21, 2008

Health Research Excellence Awarded at UBC and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

Feb. 21, 2008

Astronomers Discover Largest-Ever Dark Matter Structures Spanning 270 M Light-Years

Feb. 20, 2008

UBC’s Public Forum on Drug Policy Asks, “What Do We Tell the Kids?”

Feb. 18, 2008

UBC Scientist Invokes Future Generations to Save Tuna Populations from Collapse

Feb. 15, 2008

UBC Involved in Five Out of 11 Funding Awards for New Centres of Excellence

Feb. 14, 2008

Brain Damage Occurs Within Minutes from the Onset of a Stroke, Study Reveals

Feb. 13, 2008

Sleep Apnea Doubles Car Crash Risk

Feb. 12, 2008

UBC Forums Invite Public Dialogue on Drug Policy: Public Health or Criminal Justice Issue?

Feb. 8, 2008

UBC Professor Awarded Canada’s Top Teaching Prize

Feb. 7, 2008

UBC -- Ktunaxa Nation research partnership launches two Community Learning Centres

Jan. 23, 2008

Medical Research Increased Throughout Decade of PharmaCare Reference Pricing

Jan. 17, 2008

Students Living in University Libraries Across Canada for Next 10 Days

Jan. 15, 2008

Popular Osteoporosis Drugs Triple Risk of Bone Necrosis

Jan. 14, 2008

UBC Welcomes Transit Announcement

Jan. 14, 2008

UBC Discovery Unlocks Tree Genetics, Gives New Hope For Pine Beetle Defense

Jan. 10, 2008

UBC Astronomer Produces First Detailed Map of Dark Matter in a Supercluster


Last reviewed 15-Jan-2009

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