Posts Tagged ‘research’

Coffee and other stimulant drugs may cause high achievers to slack off: UBC study

Mar. 28, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

While stimulants may improve unengaged workers’ performance, a new University of British Columbia study suggests that for others, caffeine and amphetamines can have the opposite effect, causing workers with higher motivation levels to slack off.

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Asian Canadian LGB teens face greater health risks as dual minorities: UBC research

Mar. 28, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Asian Canadian teenagers who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual are 30 times more likely to face harassment than their heterosexual peers – a factor that is linked to higher rates of alcohol or drug use, according to University of British Columbia research.

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UBC animal research vindicated by Canadian Council on Animal Care

Mar. 19, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags:

In a letter sent Friday, March 16, to the activist group Stop UBC Animal Research, the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) finds no evidence to support allegations of animal cruelty made against a University of British Columbia research team.

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Let your iPhone do the singing: ChoirMob sneak peek at UBC

Mar. 14, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Media are invited to a sneak peek of a new app that turns an iPhone or iPod Touch into an instrument for choir singing.

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UBC’s reputation moves up six spots to 25th in global ranking

Mar. 14, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia now ranks 25th among the world’s top 100 universities, according to the 2012 Times Higher Education Reputation Rankings.

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Affordable housing elusive for new Canadians in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal

Mar. 14, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

With housing prices at record levels, a University of British Columbia-led study finds that new Canadians are struggling to find adequate and affordable housing in the country’s three largest cities.

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UBC gains nine more Canada Research Chairs valued at $10 million

Mar. 13, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

The University of British Columbia has gained research strength in neuroscience, biotechnology, astronomy, anthropology and climate science with the appointment or renewal of nine UBC scholars as Canada Research Chairs.

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UBC, Fraunhofer formalize partnership among world’s top clean energy researchers

Mar. 8, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia today forged a formal partnership with Germany’s Fraunhofer, Europe’s largest research institution for applied research, to focus on renewable-energy technologies.

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UBC researcher invents “lab on a chip” device to study malaria

Feb. 28, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia researcher Hongshen Ma has developed a simple and accurate device to study malaria, a disease that currently affects 500 million people per year worldwide and claims a million lives.

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Traces of listeria found in Vancouver ready-to-eat fish products: UBC study

Feb. 27, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

A University of British Columbia study has found traces of the bacteria listeria in ready-to-eat fish products sold in Metro Vancouver.

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