Posts Tagged ‘UBC’

The Honourable Steven Point

First Nations advocate and eco-activist among honorary degree recipients

Mar. 19, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia will honour advocates who have fought for human rights and the environment at this year’s spring graduation ceremonies. The Honourable Steven Point, Tzeporah Berman, Lee Lakeman, and Ian Stirling will receive honorary degrees from UBC’s Vancouver campus.

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Hannah Schreier

Doing good is good for you: Volunteer adolescents enjoy healthier hearts

Feb. 25, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Giving back through volunteering is good for your heart, even at a young age, according to University of British Columbia researchers.

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Idle No More demonstration at the First Nations Longhouse on Jan 3. Photo by: Thane Bonar

Idle No More Teach-in at UBC

Jan. 30, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

UBC First Nations House of Learning hosts Idle No More Teach-in

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UBC Engineering hosts two competitions this week showcasing students’ design ingenuity

Jan. 23, 2013 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , ,

From all-terrain, remotely operated vehicles to concrete toboggans, UBC engineering students are competing this week in two competitions for marks and bragging rights. Media are invited to cover both events.

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UBC campaign hits $1 billion

Jan. 18, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia’s start an evolution campaign crossed the $1 billion mark and is now two-thirds of the way toward its fundraising and alumni engagement targets – to raise $1.5 billion and to involve 50,000 alumni annually in the life of the university by 2015.

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Kindness key to happiness and acceptance for children

Dec. 26, 2012 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Children who make an effort to perform acts of kindness are happier and experience greater acceptance from their peers, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia and the University of California, Riverside.

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Inviting customer complaints can kill business: UBC research

Nov. 29, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Giving customers a chance to complain can be a bad idea if customers believe they’re to blame for a product’s failure, a new study from the Sauder School of Business at UBC shows.

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Four of UBC’s 2012 Royal Society of Canada inductees. From left: Susan Boyd (Law), Anne Condon (Computer Science), Veronica Strong-Boag (Education), Judy Illes (Neurology)

UBC celebrates Royal Society inductees

Nov. 22, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

The Royal Society of Canada recognizes scholarly, research and artistic excellence across the country.

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UBC deans take one for the team: First to get flu shots from students

Oct. 29, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

Students from UBC medical, nursing and pharmaceutical sciences programs will give flu shots to university leaders, students, staff and faculty at a media event.

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UBC experts for Statistics Canada census on Canadian families and living arrangements

Sep. 18, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

On Sept. 19, Statistics Canada will release their 2011 census report, which describes how families and living arrangements have changed in Canada over the last decade. UBC experts are available to comment on the report, which will be available at www.statcan.gc.ca at 8:30 a.m. EST.

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