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UBC This Week | Aug. 28, 2008

UBC Feature Web Site Student Services: http://www.students.ubc.ca UBC This Week is a weekly summary of UBC people in the news, recent media releases and upcoming event highlights. UBC This Week […]

Surging Out-of-Province Demand Bolsters Fall 2008 First-Year UBC Enrolment

Thanks to a significant upsurge of students from outside B.C., the University of British Columbia’s first-year class of 2008 will be as academically strong and more geographically diverse than ever […]

"Armoured" Fish Study Helps Strengthen Darwin’s Natural Selection Theory

Shedding some genetically induced excess baggage may have helped a tiny fish thrive in freshwater and outsize its marine ancestors, according to a UBC study published today in Science Express. […]

UBC Journalism School Appoints Science Journalist in Residence

The UBC School of Journalism is introducing its first Science Journalist in Residence. Nicola Jones, acting essays editor for the journal Nature, will join the school in the fall to […]

Amateur Astronomers Win Time on Canada’s MOST Space Telescope

Two Canadian amateur stargazers will trade in their backyard telescopes for one 820 kilometres up in space. Dozens of proposals poured in over the last year after the scientists in […]

UBC Scientist Unveils Secret of Newborn’s First Words

A new study could explain why “daddy” and “mommy” are often a baby’s first words – the human brain may be hard-wired to recognize certain repetition patterns. Using the latest […]

"Best hope at sustainable fisheries" short-changed by conservation efforts: UBC researchers

Small scale fisheries produce as much annual catch for human consumption and use less than one-eighth the fuel as their industrial counterparts, but they are dealt a double-whammy by well-intentioned […]

UBC Opens New Tree Canopy Walkway

Today, the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research officially opened its newest campus attraction, the Greenheart Canopy Walkway, the only treetop walkway of its kind in Canada and […]

UBC This Week | Aug. 21, 2008

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

UBC Rowers Win Gold

Ben Rutledge, back row far left, Kyle Hamilton, back row third from left, and Jake Wetzel, back row far right, celebrate their victory in the men’s eight – Credit: CP […]

UBC This Week | Aug. 14, 2008

UBC Feature Web Site UBC Student Services – International: www.international.ubc.ca UBC This Week is a weekly summary of UBC people in the news, recent media releases and upcoming event highlights. […]

UBC Education Experts Ready to Comment on K-12 Back-to-School Issues

UBC Faculty of Education experts are available for comment on topical kindergarten to Grade 12 education issues. School violence prevention, support for students with challenging behavior, fostering social responsibility in […]

UBC Study of Olympic Athletes Shows that Pride and Shame are Universal Expressions

The victory stance of a gold medalist and the slumped shoulders of a non-finalist are innate and biological rather than learned responses to success and failure, according to a University […]

UBC This Week | Aug. 7, 2008

UBC Feature Web Site 2008 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games: www.ubc.ca/bejiing/ UBC This Week is a weekly summary of UBC people in the news, recent media releases and upcoming event […]

UBC Leads Country with Two Fulbright Student Awards for U.S. Academic Exchange

The University of British Columbia leads the country with two recipients out of a total of 15 Canadian students receiving the 2008 Fulbright Student Awards, a prestigious honour that supports […]

Film Production: Take 2

Chair Sharon McGowan has seen the re-birth of UBC’s Film Production program after a wave of support – photo by Martin Dee UBC Reports | Vol. 54 | No. 8 […]

Canada’s Rising Stars of Research

UBC Reports | Vol. 54 | No. 8 | Aug. 7, 2008 By Catherine Loiacono For some undergraduate students, summer means patios and beaches, but not for Shaina Lee and […]

Writing It Downtown: A Word and Heart Primer

John Mavin couldn’t resist an opportunity to continue volunteering in the Downtown Eastside – photo by Martin Dee UBC Reports | Vol. 54 | No. 8 | Aug. 7, 2008 […]