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2014-07-31 08:42:39

BUFFALO, N.Y., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of British Columbia Vancouver (UBCV) campus has a very unique set of emergency management needs. UBCV is not only responsible for 50,000 students and over 14,000 faculty and staff members, but also the 9,000 residents of the University Neighborhoods Association and almost 600 buildings, homes, and facilities in and around the UBCV campus. In addition, UBCV is the venue for several major annual events, which can bring...

Summer Jobs May Be Better For Teenagers Than Going To Camp
2014-07-08 07:49:53

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe online Unsure of whether to ship junior off to one themed camp or another or put a job application in front of them? New research out of the University of British Columbia (UBC) claims earning pay from a summer job will go a lot farther than any extra dribbling practice at the soccer camp or even from reaching level 130 of Halo 4 while on the living room sofa. The UBC Sauder School of Business study claims teenagers working summer or...

2014-06-06 09:51:39

UBC The key to helping students learn complicated math is to understand how to apply it to new ideas and make learning more interactive, according to a new study by UBC researchers. Pre-class assignments, small group discussions and clicker quizzes improve students’ ability to grasp tricky first-year calculus concepts. Students taught in such active-engagement classes were 10 per cent more likely to understand key concepts on subsequent quizzes, according to the study published The...

2014-04-30 09:51:24

When it comes to luxury brands, the ruder the sales staff the better the sales, according to new research from the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business. The forthcoming Journal of Consumer Research study reveals that consumers who get the brush-off at a high-end retailer can become more willing to purchase and wear pricey togs. "It appears that snobbiness might actually be a qualification worth considering for luxury brands like Louis Vuitton or Gucci," says Sauder...

Researchers Reveal Nine Steps To Save Waterways
2014-01-31 13:55:37

The University of British Columbia The key to clean water and sustainable fisheries is to follow nine guiding principles of water management, says a team of Canadian biologists. Fish habitats need ecosystems that are rich in food with places to hide from predators and lay eggs, according to the framework published today in the journal Environmental Reviews. Humans have put key freshwater ecosystems at risk because of land development and the loss of the vegetation along rivers and...

2014-01-22 11:36:08

Canadian schools with explicit anti-homophobia interventions such as gay-straight alliances (GSAs) may reduce the odds of suicidal thoughts and attempts among both sexual minority and straight students, according to a new study by University of British Columbia researchers. Gay-straight alliances are student-led clubs that aim to make the school community a safer place for all students regardless of their sexual orientation. Their members include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer...

2014-01-16 14:15:21

Treatment with progesterone, a naturally occurring hormone that has been shown to alleviate severe hot flashes and night sweats in post-menopausal women, poses little or no cardiovascular risk, according to a new study by the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health. The findings, published today in PLOS ONE, help to dispel a major impediment to widespread use of progesterone as a treatment for hot flashes and night sweats, said lead author Dr. Jerilynn C. Prior, a...

Scientists Use Drug To Repair Rare Birth Defect
2013-12-22 17:37:52

University of British Columbia Success in mouse model is first instance of drug reversing a congenital deformity University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health scientists have developed a potential cure for a rare eye disease, showing for the first time that a drug can repair a birth defect. They formulated the drug Ataluren into eye drops, and found that it consistently restored normal vision in mice who had aniridia (ANN-uh-ridee- uh), a condition that severely limits...

Universal Ripple May Hold Secret To High-temperature Superconductivity
2013-12-20 15:08:38

University of British Columbia UBC researchers have discovered a universal electronic state that controls the behavior of high-temperature superconducting copper-oxide ceramics. The work, published this week in the journal Science, reveals the universal existence of so-called 'charge-density-waves' -- static ripples formed by the self-organization of electrons in the material's normal state. These ripples carry the seeds out of which superconductivity emerges. "Our understanding of...

2013-11-27 15:20:34

A popular combination asthma therapy dogged by safety concerns has not harmed British Columbians and should remain in use, according to researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. The therapy combines an inhaled corticosteroid to reduce swelling in the airways with "long-acting beta agonists" (LABAs) to ease breathing and reduce the risk of a severe asthma attack. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), reacting to claims that...


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Davidsonia, Journal
2012-04-25 14:26:44

Davidsonia is a scientific journal published by the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden. It specializes in the botanical natural history of the pacific northwest and horticultural and plant conservation issues. The print edition of Davidsonia existed from 1970 to 1981. It was revived in 2002 as an online journal. The journal provides full open-access to content on its website www.davidsonia.org . The journal is named after British Columbia botanical pioneer John Davidson. It...

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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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