Posts Tagged ‘music’

UBC study explores why students with learning disabilities excel in opera

May. 30, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Beats, Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC researchers have launched a study to explore why learning-disabled students shine in the University’s demanding opera program. The study, called Libretti of Learning, will be presented at Congress, a national gathering of 7,000 researchers that begins June 1 in Victoria.

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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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UBC honours Paul Martin, Bramwell Tovey, Michael Wingfield during Fall Congregation

Nov. 20, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , ,

Between Nov. 21 and Nov. 23, more than 2,800 UBC undergraduate and graduate degrees from all 12 Vancouver faculties will be conferred. Honorary degrees will be presented to Paul Martin, Bramwell Tovey and Michael Wingfield.

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“Duet of one” possible with hand-controlled voice synthesizer

Feb. 18, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

New technology at the University of British Columbia makes it possible for a person to speak or sing just by using their hands to control a speech synthesizer. UBC researcher Sidney Fels says the gesture-to-voice-synthesizer technology mirrors processes that human use when they control their own vocal apparatus. “It’s like playing a musical instrument that [...]

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The cultural legacy of the 2010 Winter Olympics

Feb. 25, 2010 | Filed under: Media Advisory, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Sport wasn’t the only winning act of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Music, art, performances and programs riveted hundreds of thousands of onlookers who gathered in official venues and on city streets to enjoy Olympic-inspired culture.

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Making beautiful music in the Downtown Eastside

Nov. 5, 2009 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags: ,

A UBC music researcher is teaching the world’s first university course on musical expressions in a Canadian inner city.

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