Learning from the Games
As the 2010 Winter Games approach, UBC is encouraging people to ask provocative questions this fall about what Olympics and Paralympics mean to our society.
Sep 4, 2009 - by By Basil Waugh
Researchers study Olympic Games impact
Can the Olympics contribute to sustainability in Canada and around the world? We will be one step closer to knowing when the first report from the Olympic Games Impact (OGI) research project, conducted by UBC researchers, is released in June.
Apr 28, 2009 - by By Catherine Loiacono
UBC Thunderbird Arena: The birthplace of Canada’s first national hockey team
Don’t be surprised if you hear Hayley Wickenheiser or any of the other sure-fire Canadian Olympians say, “Home, sweet home,” when they arrive at UBC in 2010. The new UBC Thunderbird Arena, a 2010 Olympic and Paralympic competition venue, is located where Canada’s National Hockey Program was born
Apr 28, 2009 - by By Basil Waugh
Researcher aims to end Paralympic “boosting”
If Dr. Andrei Krassioukov gets his way, the days of some Paralympic athletes putting their lives in danger to increase their athletic performance may be over.
Apr 28, 2009 - by By Sean Sullivan
Olympic opportunity: Learning takes a front seat
With the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games just a year away, learning about the event is on the podium at UBC. As a result, some students are gaining valuable experience as they examine and participate in one of the world’s great sporting spectacles.
Apr 28, 2009 - by By Glenn Drexhage
2010 Countdown: UBC experts ready to comment on Vancouver Olympics
As the one-year countdown to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games approaches on Feb. 12, UBC experts are ready to comment on a wide variety of Games-related topics. […]
Feb 10, 2009
2010 athletes to get top dental care
The closest to gold and silver that dentists Chris Zed and Mark Parhar usually get is in their patients’ dental work. But that will change in 2010, when their patients are wearing gold, silver and bronze medals around their necks.
Dec 4, 2008 - by By Basil Waugh
UBC researchers to study impact of 2010 Winter Games
UBC researchers have been appointed by the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) to provide third-party data and analysis for the Olympic Games Impact (OGI) research project.
Oct 10, 2008
New campus jewel: UBC Thunderbird Arena
UBC Thunderbird Arena is the first indoor competition venue in the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games’ host region to complete construction.
Oct 2, 2008
UBC study of Olympic athletes shows that pride and shame are universal expressions
The victory stance of a gold medalist and the slumped shoulders of a non-finalist are innate and biological rather than learned responses to success and failure, according to a UBC study using cross-cultural data gathered at the 2004 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Aug 11, 2008