Posts Tagged ‘business’

Mega genomes of spruce species decoded

May. 22, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Canadian and Swedish scientists today released genome sequences of two of the most economically important forest trees in the world.

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For tastier food, try a dash of workplace injustice

May. 13, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A new UBC study from the Sauder School of Business reveals that experiencing unfair treatment at work can sharpen the taste buds, providing evidence that stress has a physiological effect on people.

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Which B.C. party is better at fiscal management? UBC prof provides independent assessment

May. 9, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Media Release | Tags: , , , , , ,

A new study from UBC’s Sauder School of Business seeks to provide an independent assessment of the economic track records of British Columbia’s top political parties vying for the May 14th election. The study finds that no one party is significantly better at fiscal management than another. On average since 1991, according to the study, B.C. fiscal performance, compared to that of other provinces, has been modestly better under the NDP.

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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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Karol Mikulash with his youngest son Simon at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre

Build it and they will come

Apr. 3, 2013 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories, University News | Tags: , , , , , , ,

New athletic facilities and partnerships make UBC a community sport magnet

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Map: Where Chinese Vessels Fish. Map credit: Sue-Lyn Erbeck/The Pew Charitable Trusts

Chinese foreign fisheries catch 12 times more than reported: UBC research

Apr. 3, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Chinese fishing boats catch about US$11.5 billion worth of fish from beyond their country’s own waters each year – and most of it goes unreported, according to a new study led by fisheries scientists at the University of British Columbia.

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Global companies beware: Rude customer treatment depends on culture

Mar. 25, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A new UBC study reveals that North American service workers are more likely to sabotage rude customers, while Chinese react by disengaging from customer service altogether.

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UBC experts for comment on budget 2013

Mar. 20, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC experts are available to provide media commentary and analysis on the March 21 federal budget.

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Vote Compass helps citizens determine where political parties stand on key issues, says UBC Political Science Prof. Richard Johnston. Martin Dee Photograph

Find your political match

Mar. 6, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Business, Law and Society, UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

UBC researchers partner on B.C. Vote Compass to help people assess provincial party platforms

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Eliminating cash could mean huge savings for governments, says Sauder School of Business Prof. Maurice Levi. Mark Mushet Photograph

No cash, no crime?

Mar. 6, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , ,

Eliminating cash would mean big fiscal savings and a cut in crime says UBC Sauder Prof. Maurice Levi

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