Posts Tagged ‘HELP’

Clyde Hertzman. Photo credit: UBC Faculty of Medicine/Khalid Hawe

Four UBC professors appointed to Order of Canada

Jan. 2, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Four University of British Columbia professors, four alumni and two honorary degree recipients have been named to the Order of Canada, one of Canada’s highest civilian honours.

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Kindness key to happiness and acceptance for children

Dec. 26, 2012 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Children who make an effort to perform acts of kindness are happier and experience greater acceptance from their peers, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia and the University of California, Riverside.

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Michael Kobor. Photo credit: Human Early Learning Partnership

Genes and immune system shaped by childhood poverty, stress

Oct. 18, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

A University of British Columbia and Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT) study has revealed that childhood poverty, stress as an adult, and demographics such as age, sex and ethnicity, all leave an imprint on a person’s genes. And, that this imprint could play a role in our immune response.

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Unemployed Americans face greater risk of mortality: UBC study

Jun. 28, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Employment policy is also health policy according to a University of British Columbia study that found that workers experienced higher mortality rates if they didn’t have access to social protections like employment insurance and unemployment benefits.

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Canadians don’t mean what we say about government spending: UBC researcher

May. 2, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , ,

Nearly half – 45 per cent – say that government laws, services and programs are irrelevant to their well-being and quality of life, according to a national poll by McAllister Opinion Research on issues studied by University of British Columbia public policy professor Paul Kershaw.

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Generations disagree on public funding priorities: new poll data

Dec. 15, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Younger adults want Canada’s wealth invested more evenly across the generations, while Canadians older than 55 say they should ‘wait their turn,’ according to new polling data.

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UBC receives $1.2 million to monitor child development across Canada

Sep. 19, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia today announced a $1.2 million gift from The Lawson Foundation to develop a system to monitor differences in child development across Canada.

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Parents’ stress leaves lasting marks on children’s genes: UBC-CFRI research

Aug. 30, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Researchers at the University of British Columbia and the Child & Family Research Institute have shown that parental stress during their children’s early years can leave an imprint on their sons’ or daughters’ genes – an imprint that lasts into adolescence and may affect how these genes are expressed later in life.

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UBC professor named Canada’s Health Researcher of the Year

Nov. 16, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , ,

Clyde Hertzman, the director of the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) and a professor at the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia, has been named Canada’s 2010 “Health Researcher of the Year.”

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Children’s happiness linked to supportive environment outside the home: UBC study

Sep. 14, 2010 | Filed under: News Feed, News Tip | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Children who report having more support in their community are also more likely to have high self-esteem, optimism, overall health, happiness and less sadness, says a study conducted by researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

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