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Trapped Water Cause of Regular Tremors Under Vancouver Island: UBC Researchers

University of British Columbia researchers are offering the first compelling evidence to explain regular tremors under Vancouver Island. The Cascadia megathrust fault, named for its massive but infrequent earthquakes, runs […]

Brain Researcher Max Cynader Among UBC members to Receive Canada’s Top Honour

UBC Reports Extras | Dec. 31, 2008 Four members of the UBC community have received appointments to the Order of Canada in recognition of their outstanding achievements and lifetime of […]

UBC Researchers Map Billions in Spending on Prescription Drugs

Researchers at The University of British Columbia’s Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR) have released the most comprehensive study of drug spending in Canada to date. The Canadian […]

Earth Not Centre of the Universe, Surrounded by "Dark Energy": UBC Cosmologists

Earth’s location in the Universe is utterly unremarkable, despite recent theories that propose toppling a foundation of modern cosmology, according to a team of University of British Columbia researchers. Polish […]

UBC Researchers’ Discovery Could Rejuvenate the Brain

Researchers at The University of British Columbia have discovered why the brain loses its capacity to re-grow connections and repair itself, knowledge that could lead to therapeutics that “rejuvenate” the […]

Discrimination and Abuse Linked to Higher Rates of Pregnancy Among LGB Teens: UBC Study

Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) teens in British Columbia are at a higher risk of pregnancy because of discrimination, sexual abuse and harassment compared to heterosexual teens, according to a […]

UBC Line Key to Increased Transit Ridership and Campus Sustainability

The University of British Columbia welcomes plans announced today by the provincial government for a rapid transit line to its Vancouver campus. The second largest transit destination in the region, […]

Women’s Magazines Downplay Emotional Health Risks of Cosmetic Surgery: UBC Study

While the emotional health implications of cosmetic surgery are still up for scientific debate, articles in women’s magazines such as The Oprah Magazine and Cosmopolitan portray cosmetic surgery as a […]

UBC This Week | Dec. 11, 2008

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

UBC Researchers Discover Gene Mutation that Causes Eye Cancer

A University of British Columbia geneticist has discovered a gene mutation that can cause the most common eye cancer — uveal melanoma. Catherine Van Raamsdonk, an assistant professor of medical […]

UBC Co-Hosted China Meeting of University Presidents to Increase Collaboration

Joint programs, student and staff exchanges and academic resource sharing are among the outcomes of the International University Presidents’ Conference, held recently in Nanjing, China. Co-hosted by University of British […]

UBC This Week | Dec. 4, 2008

UBC Feature Web Site Marine Mammal Skeleton Project: www.cfis.ubc.ca/page500.htm UBC This Week is a weekly summary of UBC people in the news, recent media releases and upcoming event highlights. UBC […]

New Target Discovered to Treat Epileptic Seizures Following Brain Trauma or Stroke

New therapies for some forms of epilepsy may soon be possible, thanks to a discovery made by a team of University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute […]

Weaving the Personal and Political: New Writers Drawn to Genre

Deborah Campbell takes in the view while on a writing assignment in the United Arab Emirates – photo courtesy of Deborah Campbell UBC Reports | Vol. 54 | No. 12 […]

Vol. 54 | No. 12

Prof. James Olson looks to a future of energy-efficient pulp and paper-making – photo by Martin Dee UBC Reports | Vol. 54 | No. 12 | Dec. 4, 2008 No […]

In the News

UBC Reports | Vol. 54 | No. 12 | Dec. 4, 2008 Highlights of UBC media coverage in November 2008 Compiled by Sean Sullivan One-third of All Fish Pulled from […]

Preserving the Bounty of Breadfruit

Bread is made from flour, but Susan Murch hopes to turn breadfruit into flour – photo courtesy of Susan Murch UBC Reports | Vol. 54 | No. 12 | Dec. […]

Project Cultivates Ancient Chocolate Delights

Hannes Dempewolf believes the best way to preserve rare plant varieties is by encouraging their agricultural use – Martin Dee UBC Reports | Vol. 54 | No. 12 | Dec. […]

2010 Athletes to Get Top Dental Care

UBC dentist Chris Zed and alumnus Mark Parhar are leading dental care for the 2010 Winter Games – photo by Martin Dee UBC Reports | Vol. 54 | No. 12 […]