Will to win
Paralympian Josh Vander Vies leaves UBC with a law degree and a desire to compete at a high level.
May 20, 2014 - by Corey Allen
UBC’s Andrea Bundon and Paralympic skier Margarita Gorbounova bring the best out in each other at the Sochi Paralympic Games.
Mar 5, 2014 - by Heather Amos
Researcher seeks to level playing field for Paralympians
UBC’s Dr. Andrei Krassioukov on the practice of boosting – intentional injury – that can increase blood pressure and may improve performance.
Feb 26, 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
A UBC prof looks at what the Sochi Games say about Russia’s past and its future.
Jan 20, 2014
UBC student wins Paralympic bronze
Josh Vander Vies, a UBC law student, has won a bronze medal in the 2012 London Paralympic Games.
Sep 5, 2012
THE DANGER OF PARALYMPIC BOOSTING
UBC Prof. Andrei Krassioukov is investigating the dangerous practice of “boosting” at the 2012 Paralympics.
Aug 28, 2012
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
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 launches media resources for 2012 Olympic Games
The University of British Columbia has launched a new website with resources for media covering the 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Jul 11, 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
2010 Winter Olympics provided economic and cultural boost
British Columbia’s economy grew in 2010 with new businesses, jobs and an increase in visitor spending, all likely related to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, says a University of British Columbia study that measured the impact of the Games.
Oct 25, 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
Media tour: Out from Under exhibit profiles disability history in Canada in advance of Paralympics
The University of British Columbia and Kickstart, a community organization dedicated to promoting art and artists with disabilities, present the exhibit Out From Under from Ryerson University’s School of Disability Studies. The exhibit will be featured at UBC Robson Square from March 9-21 coinciding with the 2010 Paralympic Games as part of the Cultural Olympiad.
Mar 8, 2010
Celebrate Research Week presents Peak Performance: The Path to Exceptional Athletic Achievement
A discussion entitled Peak Performance: The Path to Exceptional Athletic Achievement will be presented by UBC Celebrate Research Week and the Providence Heart + Lung Institute. Scientists and psychologists that […]
Mar 4, 2010
New UBC centre will use 2010 experience to help maximize sustainable benefits from sport
The University of British Columbia has launched a centre that will help future host regions learn from Canada’s experience hosting the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Feb 19, 2010
UBC worldwide contest challenges classrooms to engage with 2010 Olympic Games
UBC is challenging teachers and students around the world to demonstrate how they use learning technologies to promote a broader understanding of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in their classrooms.
Oct 26, 2009
Neuroethics and the Games Lecture Helps Launch UBC 2010 Speaker Series
Media and the public are invited to a free Olympic-themed lecture tonight by Dr. Judy Illes, UBC Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics, on the powerful ethical questions raised when science is used to enhance athletic performance.
Sep 17, 2009