Posts Tagged ‘hot topics’

UBC Olympic send-off event. Photo by: Don Erhardt

UBC experts and stories for 2012 London Olympic Games

Jun. 22, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

As many as 28 people from UBC will participate in the 2012 London Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, including up to 16 Olympians and 12 coaches, physicians, and support staff. With the one-month mark to the Games approaching, below is a list of UBC experts and story ideas for the 2012 Summer Games in London.

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UBC experts available to comment on Canada’s 2012 budget

Mar. 27, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

UBC experts will be available on March 29 to provide media commentary and analysis on the funding decisions, politics and potential impacts of Canada’s upcoming federal budget.

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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 immigration law expert available to comment on refugee act amendments

Feb. 15, 2012 | Filed under: Expert Profile, Hot Topics, Media Advisory, Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

A UBC expert will be available to comment on expected amendments to Canada’s Balanced Refugee Reform Act – likely announced tomorrow – which may have significant implications for refugee claimants seeking protection in this country. “Bill C-11 passed Parliament in 2010, but has not yet been implemented,” says UBC immigration law expert Catherine Dauvergne. “Changes [...]

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UBC experts available to comment on Dickens’ 200th birthday

Feb. 6, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

One of the giants of English literature, Charles Dickens, was born 200 years ago on February 7, 1812. The author of such beloved works as David Copperfield and Tale of Two Cities, Dickens remains a potent literary touchstone and still speaks to audiences today. Marked by his own experience of child labour, Dickens was a tireless social campaigner. His books exposed the glaring inequalities of the Victorian age while capturing its hurly burly creative force.

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