Posts Tagged ‘Science’

UBC experts and story ideas for Rio+20 UN sustainability conference

Jun. 14, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC experts are available to comment on the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil (June 20-22), including two researchers who will attend in person.

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Parents are happier than non-parents, new research suggests

May. 17, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

New research by psychologists at three North American universities, including the University of British Columbia, finds that parents experience greater levels of happiness and meaning from life than non-parents.

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Analytic thinking can decrease religious belief: UBC study

Apr. 26, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

A new University of British Columbia study finds that analytic thinking can decrease religious belief, even in devout believers.

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UBC president helps identify key steps to respond to growing Asia Pacific research strengths

Apr. 10, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

The most dramatic new developments in science are taking place among nations in the Asia-Pacific and the phenomenon is changing the dynamic of science around the globe, according to three science and academic leaders from the U.S., Canada and Singapore.

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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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Maternal depression and bilingual households can impact infant language development

Feb. 17, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

While babies are born ready to learn any of the world’s languages, the crucial developmental period when they attune to their native languages can change due to environmental influences such as maternal depression or a bilingual upbringing, according to new University of British Columbia research.

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More than 40 UBC researchers present leading Canadian research at global science conference

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

The University of British Columbia community has come out in full force to take part in the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest general scientific gathering in the world.

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Monogamy reduces major social problems of polygamist cultures

Jan. 23, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, News Tip | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

In cultures that permit men to take multiple wives, the intra-sexual competition that occurs causes greater levels of crime, violence, poverty and gender inequality than in societies that institutionalize and practice monogamous marriage.

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Marine biodiversity loss due to warming and predation: UBC researcher

Nov. 28, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

The biodiversity loss caused by climate change will result from a combination of rising temperatures and predation – and may be more severe than currently predicted, according to a study by University of British Columbia zoologist Christopher Harley.

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Frank Tester trains Inuit youth in documentary filmmaking skills, part of the Nanisiniq Project

UBC experts available to comment on UN climate change conference

Nov. 25, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC experts are available to speak about the 17th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP17/CMP7) in Durban, South Africa, beginning Nov. 28.

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