Tap and rope guide blind swimmer to victory
UBC alumnus Donovan Tildesley, Canada’s flagbearer in Beijing, will compete in his fourth Paralympics this month.
Aug 15, 2012
Award-winning ideas for affordable housing
Ian Ross McDonald, adjunct faculty at the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA), received an award of excellence for his affordable housing idea in the recent City of Vancouver re:THINK HOUSING […]
Aug 15, 2012
Recap: Looking back at UBC and the 2012 Olympics
Bronze medals, swim-offs, meeting royalty: the 2012 Summer Olympics featured much excitement for past and current UBC students.
Aug 14, 2012
Historic day for Gleadle in London
Former UBC Thunderbird Liz Gleadle made Canadian track and field history today at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.
Aug 9, 2012
Mason finishes eighth; Gleadle into Olympic final
Former UBC Thunderbird Mike Mason capped off a great comeback year by finishing eighth in the men’s high jump at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London today.
Aug 8, 2012
Hayden and Dickens finish 8th
Former UBC Thunderbird swimmers Brent Hayden and Scott Dickens led the Canadian men’s 4x100m medley relay team to an eighth place finish at the 2012 Olympic Games.
Aug 4, 2012
Sauder Prof helps 2012 Canadian Olympic team go carbon neutral
As the 2012 Olympics swing into action, the world’s attention turns to athletes striving for medals, but what many overlook is the event’s long term impact on the environment.
Aug 3, 2012
Martha McCabe finishes 5th
UBC student Martha McCabe finished fifth in the women’s 200m breaststroke at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Aug 2, 2012
UBC swimmer Brent Hayden wins bronze
Former UBC Thunderbirds swimmer Brent Hayden has won the bronze medal in 100m freestyle swimming in London.
Aug 1, 2012
Brent Hayden advances to final
On a day in which Canada has already won three bronze medals, former UBC Thunderbirds swimmer Brent Hayden has advanced to the final of the men’s 100m freestyle.
Jul 31, 2012
UBC expert sets the stage for London
As the 2012 Olympics begin, European Studies expert Kurt Huebner discusses the mood in London, the political risks, and the opening ceremonies.
Jul 27, 2012
Sports doc helps reduce Olympic injuries
UBC medical researcher Babak Shadgan, Iran’s first accredited sports physician, is supporting the health and safety of athletes at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Jul 27, 2012
Q&A with Martha McCabe
Martha McCabe has always had an affinity for water and sporting competition. Originally from Toronto, she and her siblings would hold the “McCabe Olympics” at their summer cottage in Lakefield, Ontario.
Jul 26, 2012
Q&A with Scott Dickens
When Scott Dickens was growing up he loved being in the water, so his parents thought swimming lessons would be a good idea. By the age of 10, he was winning provincial swimming championships and by 12 knew he wanted to compete in the Olympics.
Jul 26, 2012
UBC fosters academic exchange with scholars from North Korea
The University of British Columbia is hosting six North Korean professors for six months starting in July 2012 as part of the Canada-Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Knowledge Partnership Program.
Jul 23, 2012
Conference brings Joss Whedon (Buffy, Avengers, X-men) scholars to UBC
With the recent release of Cabin in the Woods, The Avengers and the upcoming Much Ado about Nothing, many entertainment industry watchers are calling this the summer of Joss Whedon – the critically acclaimed writer, director and producer best known for creating the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Jul 5, 2012
Dads and kids’ safety: UBC study on injury prevention
Men can differ greatly from women in how they parent, especially during playtime. Fathers tend to think of themselves as less cautious than mothers, says Asst. Prof. Mariana Brussoni, lead investigator of the University of British Columbia study, Fathering and Injury Prevention.
Jun 12, 2012
UBC anthropologists help return iconic rock art to B.C. First Nation
A massive piece of Aboriginal rock art, transported across the province nearly a century ago to reside in Vancouver, is finally heading home.
Jun 11, 2012 - by By Basil Waugh
New malaria treatment approach shown effective
Anti-inflammatory agents developed by UBC microbiologist Robert Hancock, used in combination with anti-malarial drugs, have been shown to boost survival rates of severe malaria by as much as 50 per cent.
May 31, 2012
Live For The Moment – A research-based art show examines how young men grieve
A University of British Columbia study has provided a unique window into the worlds of 25 young men as they struggle to find ways to grieve their male friends. Live for the Moment is an exhibition at The Fall Gallery in Vancouver, B.C. featuring photos taken by research participants to answer questions about grief, loss and dealing with it as a man.
Apr 19, 2012