Posts Tagged ‘Paralympics’

Media tour: Out from Under exhibit profiles disability history in Canada in advance of Paralympics

Mar. 8, 2010 | Filed under: Media Advisory, Uncategorized | Tags: , ,

The University of British Columbia and Kickstart, a community organization dedicated to promoting art and artists with disabilities, present the exhibit Out From Under from Ryerson University’s School of Disability Studies. The exhibit will be featured at UBC Robson Square from March 9-21 coinciding with the 2010 Paralympic Games as part of the Cultural Olympiad.

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Celebrate Research Week presents Peak Performance: The Path to Exceptional Athletic Achievement

Mar. 4, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People | Tags: , ,

A discussion entitled Peak Performance: The Path to Exceptional Athletic Achievement will be presented by UBC Celebrate Research Week and the Providence Heart + Lung Institute. Scientists and psychologists that work directly with the world’s greatest athletes, professional sports teams and 2010 Olympians will share their stories about the latest advances in the science of [...]

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New UBC centre will use 2010 experience to help maximize sustainable benefits from sport

Feb. 19, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia has launched a centre that will help future host regions learn from Canada’s experience hosting the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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UBC worldwide contest challenges classrooms to engage with 2010 Olympic Games

Oct. 26, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , ,

UBC is challenging teachers and students around the world to demonstrate how they use learning technologies to promote a broader understanding of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in their classrooms.

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Neuroethics and the Games Lecture Helps Launch UBC 2010 Speaker Series

Sep. 17, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , ,

Media and the public are invited to a free Olympic-themed lecture tonight by Dr. Judy Illes, UBC Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics, on the powerful ethical questions raised when science is used to enhance athletic performance.

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Learning from the Games

Sep. 4, 2009 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , ,

As the 2010 Winter Games approach, UBC is encouraging people to ask provocative questions this fall about what Olympics and Paralympics mean to our society.

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Researchers study Olympic Games impact

Apr. 28, 2009 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , ,

Can the Olympics contribute to sustainability in Canada and around the world? We will be one step closer to knowing when the first report from the Olympic Games Impact (OGI) research project, conducted by UBC researchers, is released in June.

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UBC Thunderbird Arena: The birthplace of Canada’s first national hockey team

Apr. 28, 2009 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , ,

Don’t be surprised if you hear Hayley Wickenheiser or any of the other sure-fire Canadian Olympians say, “Home, sweet home,” when they arrive at UBC in 2010. The new UBC Thunderbird Arena, a 2010 Olympic and Paralympic competition venue, is located where Canada’s National Hockey Program was born

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Researcher aims to end Paralympic “boosting”

Apr. 28, 2009 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags: ,

If Dr. Andrei Krassioukov gets his way, the days of some Paralympic athletes putting their lives in danger to increase their athletic performance may be over.

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Olympic opportunity: Learning takes a front seat

Apr. 28, 2009 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , ,

With the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games just a year away, learning about the event is on the podium at UBC. As a result, some students are gaining valuable experience as they examine and participate in one of the world’s great sporting spectacles.

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