Posts Tagged ‘Paralympics’

UBC student Josh Vander Vies (right) celebrates with teammate Marco Dispaltro. (Photo by Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

UBC student wins Paralympic bronze

Sep. 5, 2012 | Filed under: Extra, News Feed | Tags: , , ,

Josh Vander Vies, a UBC law student, has won a bronze medal in the 2012 London Paralympic Games.

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UBC Prof. Andrei Krassioukov will lead a health clinic at the 2012 Paralympics.

THE DANGER OF PARALYMPIC BOOSTING

Aug. 28, 2012 | Filed under: Extra, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , ,

UBC Prof. Andrei Krassioukov is investigating the dangerous practice of “boosting” at the 2012 Paralympics.

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Donovan Tildesley, UBC grad and Paralympian

Tap and rope guide blind swimmer to victory

Aug. 15, 2012 | Filed under: Extra | Tags: , , , ,

UBC alumnus Donovan Tildesley, Canada’s flagbearer in Beijing, will compete in his fourth Paralympics this month.

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Olympics research and story ideas from UBC

Jul. 26, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

A list of Olympic research stories for media, from high performance genetics and Games’ economic impacts to a breakdown of athletes’ celebrations.

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UBC launches media resources for 2012 Olympic Games

Jul. 11, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory, Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia has launched a new website with resources for media covering the 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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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 send-off for Olympic athletes, coaches and support staff

Jun. 21, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

Celebration for UBC athletes, coaches and support staff heading to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London

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Robert VanWynsberghe. Photo credit: Martin Dee

2010 Winter Olympics provided economic and cultural boost

Oct. 25, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

British Columbia’s economy grew in 2010 with new businesses, jobs and an increase in visitor spending, all likely related to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, says a University of British Columbia study that measured the impact of the Games.

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UBC named hosting games partner for the 2014 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games

Aug. 3, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , ,

The University of British Columbia (UBC) welcomes the announcement today that the 2014 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games will be held in Vancouver and that the University will be the host venue for the competition being held from July 8 to 12, 2014. The Games will feature athletes with an intellectual disability from across the country going for gold in 11 sports.

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One year later: UBC experts ready to comment on 2010 Games impacts and legacies

Jan. 31, 2011 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

As the one-year anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games approaches, UBC experts are ready to comment on social, economic and environmental impacts of the major international event.

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