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UBC to release Olympic Games Impact Study Pre-Games Report

The UBC will release the Olympic Games Impact Study (OGI): Pre-Games Report on Friday, Dec. 4. It is the first comprehensive report of its kind to look at the impact of the 2010 Games on the host city of Vancouver and nearby host venues.

UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases Dec. 1: UBC to host new national research networks valued at $42 M Dec. 2: Eighth LEEF Chair to UBC announced Upcoming Event Highlights Dec. 4: […]

Superstars documentary premiere and panel

The documentary short film Superstars will premier tonight on campus followed by a panel discussion.  The film features three women (Bernice, Susan and Yvonne) enrolled in the fitness outreach program […]

UBC researchers identify variants that predict deafness from chemotherapy

Research led by three members from the UBC Faculty of Medicine has identified variations in two genes that predict with high specificity which children will likely become deaf as an […]

UBC faculty shine at the Rogers Writers’ Trust Awards

UBC faculty members from the Creative Writing Program were recognized at the 2009 Writers’ Trust Awards.   Annabel Lyon’s debut novel The Golden Mean was awarded the $25,000 Rogers Writers’ […]

ISI Director receives award for contribution to international education

The Director of the International Student Initiative, Karen McKellin, has been honoured by the Council of International Schools (CIS) with the 2009 T. Michael Maybury Award.  The award recognizes a […]

UBC nursing director named one of Canada’s 100 most powerful women

Dr. Sally Thorne, Director of UBC’s School of Nursing, has been named one of Canada’s most powerful women. The award, presented by the Women’s Executive Network at the Awards Summit […]

UBC in the News Nov. 2009

Ocean Lady a ‘wake-up call’ When an unflagged ship bearing the name Ocean Lady arrived at British Columbia’s shores in October, international media turned to UBC Law Prof. Benjamin Perrin […]

Vol. 55 | No. 12

Murder by numbers: Researchers compare the crimes and minds of individual vs. multiple killers

Crime investigators such as the RCMP, FBI and even the CIA have powerful new knowledge at their disposal to potentially help solve murders, thanks to a ground-breaking study involving UBC Okanagan forensic psychology researchers.

What to get your dog . . . and other holiday insights from UBC experts

As the holiday season approaches, we asked four UBC experts for their advice on gift-giving, having a sustainable Christmas and how to beat the winter blahs.

Fertility drug may be a bitter pill

Making babies with the assistance of fertility drugs helps couples create families, but do we really understand all the impacts of these treatments?

Building with gingerbread: Engineering students put holiday delight to the test

Ever wondered if your gingerbread house will still be standing by Christmas? Well, worry no more – a couple of UBC engineering students have analyzed the material’s structural strength in a series of “laboratory” tests.

UBC centre leads the way for low-carbon communities

A new 100-year sustainability plan that takes a holistic view of North Vancouver’s environmental impact has netted a prestigious award for that city and the UBC Design Centre for Sustainability.