UBC gains 12 new or renewed Canada Research Chairs
The University of British Columbia will gain research strength in neuroscience, cancer screening, pediatrics, psychology, balance disorders and economics with the appointment and renewal of 12 UBC scholars as Canada […]
Mar 26, 2010
UBC project to generate clean energy and new knowledge
A first-of-its-kind bioenergy project at the University of British Columbia will generate enough clean electricity to power 1,500 homes, reduce the university’s natural gas consumption by up to12 per cent and eliminate up to 4,500 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year – the equivalent of taking 1,100 cars off the road.
Feb 15, 2010
Marijuana ineffective as an Alzheimer’s treatment: UBC-Vancouver Coastal Health research
The benefits of marijuana in tempering or reversing the effects of Alzheimer’s disease have been challenged in a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.
Feb 8, 2010
UBC receives $10.5M to map genome of sunflower family
University of British Columbia researchers have received $10.5 million in funding from Genome Canada through the Government of Canada, Genome BC and international partners to enable them to create the first reference genome of the sunflower family – work that will pinpoint agriculturally important genes and could result in a hybrid sunflower that provides both biofuel and food products.
Jan 12, 2010
Pre-Games impact study for 2010 Olympic Winter Games finds modest benefits
Early results from a comprehensive study that measures the impact of the Olympic Games during the first four years of the organizing phase finds Canada’s decision to host the 2010 […]
Dec 4, 2009
BC Cancer Agency to lead $1.3-million program evaluating medical-isotope alternatives
Together with TRIUMF and other partners, the BC Cancer Agency (BCCA) has received a $1.3-million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to develop an alternative source of medical isotopes. The BC grant is the largest out of seven nationally funded projects.
Nov 9, 2009
UBC 2010 Olympic torch experts
UBC experts are available to comment on the arrival of the 2010 Winter Games Olympic torch in North America on Friday, Oct. 30.
Oct 28, 2009
UBC profs and BC Cancer Agency team decode entire genome of metastatic breast cancer
Prof. Sam Aparicio of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Canada Research Chair in Molecular Oncology, and Prof. of Medical Genetics Marco Marra, create landmark genome that illuminates cancer development and offers new hope for fighting the disease.
Oct 8, 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
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. But that’s what a pair of recent MBA graduates from UBC have been tasked to do.
Jun 4, 2009 - by By Derek Moscato
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
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
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
Canadian Olympic Committee's Chris Rudge joins UBC to advance Olympic studies
The CEO of the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is joining the University of British Columbia to advance knowledge of high performance sports and the Olympics.
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
Sports doc has a dream come true
Jack Taunton is responsible for basic and emergency health and doping control for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games – photo by Martin Dee A ski jumper lands wrong and breaks […]
Jul 3, 2008 - by By Basil Waugh