Posts Tagged ‘Vancouver’

UBC congregation ceremony at the Chan Centre for Performing Arts. Photo credit: Martin Dee

Graduation and honorary degree ceremonies begin

May. 21, 2013 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC confers degrees on 6,600 graduating students and four honorary degree recipients at the Vancouver campus’ Spring Congregation, May 22-29.

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Shared past of Chinese farmers and Musqueam Nation unearthed by student Sarah Ling. Martin Dee Photograph

A missing link in Vancouver’s history

Apr. 3, 2013 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Shared past of Chinese farmers and Musqueam Nation unearthed by student Sarah Ling

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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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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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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 hosts largest site of global, 48-hour video-game programming marathon

Jan. 26, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Vancouver’s hottest young video-game talents face off this weekend at Vancouver’s Global Game Jam 2012, part of a 48-hour, world-wide programming marathon.

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UBC experts available to comment on Greater Vancouver municipal elections

Nov. 17, 2011 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

UBC experts are available to provide media commentary on a variety of topics – from Occupy Vancouver and bike lanes to voter turnout and diversity issues – in this weekend’s municipal elections.

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Robert VanWynsberghe. Photo credit: Martin Dee

2010 Winter Olympics provided economic and cultural boost

Oct. 25, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

British Columbia’s economy grew in 2010 with new businesses, jobs and an increase in visitor spending, all likely related to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, says a University of British Columbia study that measured the impact of the Games.

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Experts recommend high quality, zero-emissions public transportation system

Apr. 20, 2011 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Aggressive investments in B.C.’s transportation system will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lead to healthier and safer communities, says a new study by Patrick Condon, UBC chair in Landscape and Livable Environments, and an economist from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

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UBC and China’s Modern Green Development partner to advance green building research

Feb. 4, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia and Modern Green Development Co. Ltd. – one of China’s largest property developers – have entered into a strategic partnership to advance green building research and development at UBC, thanks to an initial contribution of $3.5 million from the Beijing-based company. The contribution, which results from discussions that occurred around [...]

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