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More people would jump on their bikes if cycling paths were separated from traffic, UBC Prof. Kay Teschke says
More people would jump on their bikes if cycling paths were separated from traffic, UBC Prof. Kay Teschke says – photo by Martin Dee

UBC Reports | Vol. 55 | No. 6 | June 4, 2009

Risking the ride to work

In nine months, more than 1,100 adults have gone to emergency wards in Vancouver and Toronto for cycling-related injuries, according to preliminary findings of a UBC study released for Bike Month.

Pharmaceutical Sciences Prof. Kishor Wasan has developed an oral formulation of anti-fungal drug Amp B that could help eradicate Visceral Leishmaniasis in the developing world New funding to study neglected global diseases

What began as a serendipitous discovery in Prof. Kishor Wasan’s lab almost a decade ago may soon help eradicate a painful and fatal disease, thanks to an innovative partnership among university, government and industry and a $600,000 grant towards neglected global diseases.

James Tansey leads the Centre for Sustainability and Social Innovation. The centre is tracking the carbon footprint of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Centre tracks Olympic carbon footprint

On the surface, it might strike some as, well, an Olympian challenge: Tracking and forecasting the carbon footprint of the upcoming Vancouver 2010 Winter Games.

Childhood development maps go Web 2.0

A unique tool that measures early childhood development in British Columbia is moving to the web to make its data more accessible to parents, educators, policy makers and researchers province-wide.

Paul Demers is leading a study that's examining how and where Canadians are exposed to carcinogens Calculating Canadians’ exposure to carcinogens

Could where you live or work determine your likelihood of developing cancer? New research from UBC’s School of Environmental Health aims to find out.

Profs care about teaching: UBC survey

UBC faculty members care deeply about teaching and learning and most feel they could teach with even greater effectiveness by applying new advances in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Honours math degree for 18-year-old

Eighteeen-year-old Jason Sewell will receive a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in mathematics at UBC Okanagan’s convocation ceremony this month.


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