Posts Tagged ‘University of British Columbia’

NSERC awards UBC $4.9 million to train young researchers

Jun. 26, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia students and postdoctoral fellows in the fields of geochemistry, quantum sciences, and information and communication technology systems received a $4.9-million boost from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

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Students receive $60,000 from the Schulich Leader Scholarships program to study at UBC

Jun. 25, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , ,

Two incoming first-year students – Cassandra Elphinstone and Jen-ai Lai – will receive $60,000 each over four-years from the Schulich Leader Scholarships program to study at the University of British Columbia.

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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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Giving makes young children happy, UBC study suggests

Jun. 19, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

If it is indeed nobler to give than to receive, it may also make you happier – even if you’re a toddler, according to a new study co-authored by three psychologists at the University of British Columbia.

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Former Sauder professor returns from UC Berkeley to take helm as Dean

Jun. 18, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

After a year-long search, the University of British Columbia has announced that Professor Robert Helsley will return to the Sauder School of Business as its new dean on July 1. Helsley, currently at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, will replace Sauder’s outgoing dean, Daniel Muzyka, who steps down on June 30, after 13 years of service.

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Honorary Degree Ceremony for Japanese Canadian Students of 1942

May. 28, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

Media opportunity with Japanese Canadian UBC students of 1942 and Honorary Degree Ceremony

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Former PM Joe Clark, artist Buffy Sainte-Marie and others honoured during UBC’s Vancouver campus grad ceremonies starting May 23

May. 22, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

UBC’s Vancouver campus Spring Congregation event highlights include: 7,400 student graduates; former Prime Minister Joseph Clark, singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie and five others receive honorary degrees from UBC; largest class of Aboriginal MD graduates; graduation celebration for UBC Aboriginal students; Honorary Degree Ceremony for Japanese Canadian Students of 1942.

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Largest class of Aboriginal MDs graduate from UBC

May. 22, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Twelve Aboriginal students will graduate with a University of British Columbia medical undergraduate degree (MD) this spring, the largest cohort of Aboriginal students to graduate in the history of the Faculty of Medicine and in the province.

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Early screening for anxiety disorders in children helps prevent mental health concerns: UBC study

Apr. 16, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , ,

A University of British Columbia researcher has developed a simple two-question test to screen kindergarten-aged children for future anxiety disorders – the most commonly reported mental health concern among children.

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