UBC Reports | January 17, 2014

Bob McCormack

Gold standard

UBC Prof. and Chief Medical Officer for the Canadian Olympic Committee Bob McCormack is heading to Sochi to help Canadian athletes stay fit and get on the podium.

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LATEST NEWS

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Using progesterone for hot flashes shown safe for women’s cardiovascular health

Treatment with progesterone, a hormone that has been shown to alleviate severe hot flashes and night sweats in post-menopausal women, poses little or no cardiovascular risk, according to a UBC-VCH new study.

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How extreme weather affects attitudes towards climate change

From a heat wave down under to a cold snap in North America, UBC’s Simon Donner on extreme weather.

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Five socially focused start-ups enter Sauder’s Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub business accelerator

Five social ventures have been selected to receive support from Sauder’s Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub.

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FEATURE STORIES

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Synchronized medicine

Understanding how our immune system responds to multiple infections may lead to more effective, coordinated immunotherapy.

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The power of the crowd

In the age of Kickstarter, tech-savvy scientists explore new ways to engage the public in their research.

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EXPERT SPOTLIGHT

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How Martin Luther King Jr. ‘let freedom ring’

Ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the U.S., UBC English Prof. Ian Hill reflects on MLK Jr.’s historic “I Have A Dream” speech.

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Going nuclear

Two UBC professors have joined forces for a new course that challenges students to ask big questions about nuclear weapons.

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OPINIONS

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It’s time for a more sustainable poverty reduction strategy in B.C.

It’s time for a more sustainable poverty reduction strategy in B.C. The B.C. government is failing to adequately address child poverty rates, says UBC prof. Wendy Poole. Read more…

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ATHLETICS

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Thunderbirds hold off the Huskies on home court

The UBC Men's Basketball team battled through a gruelling game to overcome the Saskatchewan Huskies 93-88 on Saturday night.

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VIDEO

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Lecture in the World’s Smallest Classroom

A business lecture in the world’s smallest moving classroom, taught to unsuspecting professionals by Sauder Prof. David Hardisty.

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