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UBC This Week | May 29, 2008

UBC Feature Web Site Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences: www.fedcan.ca/congress2008 UBC This Week is a weekly summary of UBC people in the news, recent media releases and upcoming […]

UBC, McGill Researchers Uncover “Stirring” Secrets of Deadly Supervolcanoes

Researchers from The University of British Columbia and McGill University have simulated in the lab the process that can turn ordinary volcanic eruptions into so-called “supervolcanoes.” The study was conducted […]

UBC Study Challenges Stereotypes of Sexually Exploited Youth: Boys as Likely as Girls to be Exploited

A University of British Columbia study of B.C. youth who were street-involved or in custody has found that more than one in three such teens have been sexually exploited, and […]

10,000 Scholars to Visit UBC Largest Conference Of Its Kind In North America

Vancouver, B.C. — Final preparations are underway as the University of British Columbia gets ready to welcome 10,000 delegates to the May 31-June 8 Congress of the Humanities and Social […]

Two UBC Students Among 15 Trudeau Scholars

Two UBC graduate students have received 2008 Trudeau scholarships, Canada’s largest social sciences and humanities doctoral award. Since the scholarship program was established in 2003, one-third of Trudeau Scholars have […]

UBC Offers $50,000 Reward for Return of Bill Reid Artworks

The University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology (MOA) has been devastated by the theft this weekend of 15 objects, including 12 pieces by the renowned late Haida artist Bill […]

Vancouver Researchers Pioneer Safe Pathway to Slow ALS Using Stem Cells

A unique pilot study has established a safe pathway for using bone-marrow stem cells to slow down and potentially treat Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a fatal neurodegenerative disease without cure. […]

Boeing Grant Targets Emerging Visual Analytics Field

A $1.35 million grant from The Boeing Company will put Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia in the forefront of the emerging field of visual analytics, leading to […]

UBC This Week | May 22, 2008

UBC Feature Web Site Insitute of Asian Research: www.iar.ubc.ca UBC This Week is a weekly summary of UBC people in the news, recent media releases and upcoming event highlights. UBC […]

UBC Grads Don Cap and Gown for Week of Vancouver Ceremonies

More than 5,400 grads will cross the stage at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts to receive their degrees from UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Stephen Toope at Spring Congregation. […]

Five UBC Buildings Go Head-to-head to Conserve Energy

In a Canadian university first, UBC has launched a public energy monitoring research project to make UBC buildings more comfortable and energy-efficient. UBC has partnered with Vancouver energy management software […]

UBC This Week | May 15, 2008

UBC Feature Web Site UBC Energy Dashboard: http://dashboard.smallenergygroup.com UBC This Week is a weekly summary of UBC people in the news, recent media releases and upcoming event highlights. UBC This […]

Blue Whale to be Unearthed: “National Treasure” to Embark on Cross-Canada Journey

A blue whale skeleton buried in Prince Edward Island 20 years ago will see the light of day for the first time this weekend when a team of University of […]

Vancouver Researchers Discover Missing Link Between TB Bacteria and Humans: New Treatment Expected

Researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute have discovered how tuberculosis (TB) bacteria hide and multiply in the human body and are working toward […]

UBC Global Access Agreement with iCo Therapeutics Offers Oral Drug to Help Millions in Developing World

The University of British Columbia today announced its first technology licensing agreement using new global access principles that encourage delivery of UBC research discoveries to the developing world. The agreement […]

UBC Researchers Gain More than $35 million in Federal Funding

Researchers at the University of British Columbia and its affiliated teaching hospitals have received more than $35 million in health research funding from the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR). […]

UBC This Week | May 8, 2008

UBC Feature Web Site Faculty of Science: www.science.ubc.ca UBC This Week is a weekly summary of UBC people in the news, recent media releases and upcoming event highlights. UBC This […]

Workers Who Feel Trusted Will Boost Sales and Provide Better Customer Service: UBC Study

Companies that communicate their trust to employees will see superior sales and customer service performance, says a psychology researcher from Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. […]

Forestry Grad Student Helps Save Rare Parrots in Argentina

UBC Reports Extras | Mar. 19, 2008 By Brian Lin Forestry PhD student Kristina Cockle is taking a unique approach to wildlife conservation in one of the most ecologically diverse […]

UBC and University of Hong Kong to Establish Unique Trans-Pacific Legal Education Program

The University of British Columbia and t he University of Hong Kong have established a new joint legal education program that opens doors for graduates to practise law in both […]