Can the Olympics change our bad environmental habits?
The public increasingly expects host cities to meet tough environmental standards, says expert.
Feb 12, 2014
Story ideas and experts for the Sochi Games
The University of British Columbia has more than 20 experts available to comment on the Sochi Games, from security to sports science.
Feb 4, 2014
How Stalin paved way for Sochi Games
UBC’s Anne Gorsuch details the troubled history of the seaside town of Sochi, a paradoxical place of healing and excess.
Feb 3, 2014
Decoding the thirst for victory
From Sochi to the Super Bowl, a UBC sociologist explores our global obsession with winning.
Jan 27, 2014
A UBC prof looks at what the Sochi Games say about Russia’s past and its future.
Jan 20, 2014
UBC experts on Sochi Games
UBC experts are available to comment on the Sochi Winter Games, from security to sports psychology.
Jan 1, 2014
Better transit, more facilities: Locals enjoy 2010 Winter Games benefits
Vancouver and Whistler residents enjoyed the biggest return after hosting the 2010 Winter Games but Canadians across the country also benefitted from a boost in pride and nationalism.
Oct 23, 2013
Countdown: Six months to Sochi
UBC Law Prof. Margot Young examines Russia’s gay rights laws and lifting of the female ski jumping ban.
Aug 1, 2013
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
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
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
Olympics research and story ideas from UBC
A list of Olympic research stories for media, from high performance genetics and Games’ economic impacts to a breakdown of athletes’ celebrations.
Jul 26, 2012
UBC experts and stories for 2012 London Olympic Games
As many as 28 people from UBC will participate in the 2012 London Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, including up to 16 Olympians and 12 coaches, physicians, and support staff. With the one-month mark to the Games approaching, below is a list of UBC experts and story ideas for the 2012 Summer Games in London.
Jun 22, 2012
UBC send-off for Olympic athletes, coaches and support staff
Celebration for UBC athletes, coaches and support staff heading to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Jun 21, 2012
UBC Prof. Jack Taunton named 2011 BC Athletics Hall of Fame inductee
UBC Prof. Dr. Jack Taunton has been named the 2011 BC Athletics Hall of Fame inductee for his outstanding contributions as an athlete, community builder and sports medicine physician.
Dec 2, 2011
UBC named hosting games partner for the 2014 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games
The University of British Columbia (UBC) welcomes the announcement today that the 2014 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games will be held in Vancouver and that the University will be the host venue for the competition being held from July 8 to 12, 2014. The Games will feature athletes with an intellectual disability from across the country going for gold in 11 sports.
Aug 3, 2011
One year later: UBC experts ready to comment on 2010 Games impacts and legacies
As the one-year anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games approaches, UBC experts are ready to comment on social, economic and environmental impacts of the major international event.
Jan 31, 2011
City of Vancouver sets transportation records during 2010 Winter Games: UBC study
Vancouver residents and visitors set records for sustainable travel during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, more than doubling the number of trips typically taken by public transit, biking or walking, according to a University of British Columbia study completed for the City of Vancouver.
Nov 23, 2010
Canadians on top of the world thanks to OTP
Sheldon Green talks about his Own the Podium research to increase the speed of Paralympic skiiers by reducing the friction of skis.
Mar 20, 2010