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UBC This Week | Nov. 29, 2007

UBC Feature Web Site UBC Library Vault: www.ubcvault.ca UBC This Week is a weekly summary of UBC people in the news, recent media releases and upcoming event highlights. UBC This […]

Pre-school Program Shown to Improve Key Cognitive Functions, Self-control

Program Promises Improvement in Academic Achievement for Children of Poor Families An innovative curriculum for preschoolers may improve academic performance, reduce diagnoses of attention deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and close […]

UBC This Week | Nov. 22, 2007

UBC Feature Web Site UBC Annual Report: www.ubc.ca/annualreport UBC This Week is a weekly summary of UBC people in the news, recent media releases and upcoming event highlights. UBC This […]

UBC Graduates 250,000th Student and Confers Honorary Degree on Former B.C. Premier Mike Harcourt at Vancouver Congregation

The number of University of British Columbia graduates will hit the quarter million mark at this year’s Fall Congregation at UBC’s Vancouver campus. This milestone coincides with UBC’s preparations to […]

Arts Building Renovated: Part of Sustainable Campus Renewal

The University of British Columbia and B.C. Minister of Advanced Education Murray Coell unveiled a revitalized building in its Faculty of Arts Buchanan complex today, the latest to be completed […]

UBC This Week | Nov. 15, 2007

UBC Feature Web Site UBC Food Services: www.food.ubc.ca UBC This Week is a weekly summary of UBC people in the news, recent media releases and upcoming event highlights. UBC This […]

BC Health Research Community Congratulates Dr. Michael Hayden on Receiving the Prix Galien Canada

The British Columbia health research community congratulates Dr. Michael Hayden on receiving the Prix Galien Canada (Research) 2007. This award recognizes the outstanding contribution of a researcher or a research […]

UBC This Week | Nov. 8, 2007

UBC Feature Web Site Remembrance Day Services: www.ceremonies.ubc.ca UBC This Week is a weekly summary of UBC people in the news, recent media releases and upcoming event highlights. UBC This […]

UBC Names New Vice-President, Development and Alumni Engagement

The University of British Columbia Board of Governors has approved the appointment of an accomplished leader from one of North America’s top public universities to direct its newly consolidated fundraising […]

UBC Researchers Discover “Instruction Manual” That Tells Cancers How to Hide From Immune System

A mechanism that creates an “invisibility cloak” for certain cancer cells and allows them to hide from the immune system has been uncovered by a team of researchers at the […]

UN Partners with UBC to Create Online Guide to Healthy Cities

A senior United Nations official will be at UBC today to announce a partnership that will create the UBC/UN-Habitat Archives, the world’s most complete online repository of best practices for […]

UBC Leads Effort to Promote Sustainable Use of Marine Life in Traditional Chinese Medicine

The sustainable use of marine species is the focus of a new Hong Kong group led by the University of British Columbia in partnership with traditional Chinese medicine merchants, conservation […]

Vol. 53 | No. 11

Prof. Roland Stull is using interactive activities to help his students better grasp scientific concepts behind storms – photo by Martin Dee UBC Reports | Vol. 53 | No. 11 […]

Winds of Classroom Change

Prof. Roland Stull is using interactive activities to help his students better grasp scientific concepts behind storms – photo by Martin Dee UBC Reports | Vol. 53 | No. 11 […]

UBC Climate Change Experts Help Create First Carbon Neutral Airline

UBC Reports | Vol. 53 | No. 11 | Nov. 1, 2007 By Basil Waugh Offsetters Climate Neutral Society, founded by two UBC professors, is helping the airline industry to […]

Fishing for Trouble

Fisheries economist Rashid Sumaila categorizes subsidies as “the good, the bad and the ugly” – photo by Martin Dee UBC Reports | Vol. 53 | No. 11 | Nov. 1, […]

Let Your Fingers Do the Singing

Prof. Bob Pritchard and Prof. Sidney Fels have created one of the few systems in the world that translates hand gestures to digitally synthesized speech and song – photo by […]

CWSEI Department Updates

UBC Reports | Vol. 53 | No. 11 | Nov. 1, 2007 Life Sciences (Depts. of Zoology, Botany, and Microbiology & Immunology) Physics and Astronomy Chemistry Statistics Computer Science Earth […]

The Lost Forests of Afghanistan

You can’t save the trees unless you understand the people, says Forestry Assoc. Prof. Gary Bull – photo by Martin Dee UBC Reports | Vol. 53 | No. 11 | […]