Archive for March, 2007

Happiness research added to UBC Okanagan Minds and Music events

March 30, 2007 | Filed under: Media Releases

Does music make you happy? Researchers at UBC Okanagan hope to better understand the connection between music and happiness over the next year, with the help of audiences attending the university's Minds and Music series of music presentations. The research project gets underway next Tuesday evening, April 3, with the final Minds and Music event [...]

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Public invited to 23/7 -- UBC Okanagan's BFA graduating exhibition

March 29, 2007 | Filed under: Media Releases

This year's UBC Okanagan Bachelor of Fine Arts graduates are presenting their work in a public exhibition starting April 21 at UBC Okanagan. The public is invited to attend 23/7, an extensive exhibition of student works including paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, photography, video and installation work. "This artwork indicates solid, inventive investigation of media and [...]

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Season finale puts UBC President in conversation with CBC Daybreak host

March 29, 2007 | Filed under: Media Releases

The final UBC Okanagan Distinguished Speaker Series event of the season brings together a skilled Okanagan interviewer and a passionate advocate for civil society in Canada and around the world. Next Wednesday (Apr. 4) UBC President Stephen Toope will be interviewed by Marion Barschel, CBC Radio One's Daybreak host, in an engaging conversational format, beginning [...]

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New study confirms non-threatening way to inform women of risks posed by mammographic breast density

March 23, 2007 | Filed under: Media Releases

Mammographic breast density (MBD) may not be a household term, but it is considered an important risk factor for breast cancer. Essentially, MBD shows up in mammograms when breasts contain more glandular (milk-producing) and connective tissue than fat tissue. Women with widespread MBD have a four- to six-fold increase in risk compared with women with [...]

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Housing sustainability the focus of UBC Okanagan's urban forum Mar. 28

March 16, 2007 | Filed under: Media Releases

UBC Okanagan's third-annual Urban Forum, taking place in Kelowna on March 28, will look deep into issues of housing sustainability in the Okanagan. "Housing sustainability is not only an issue in Kelowna, it's an issue in communities throughout the Okanagan," notes Assoc. Prof. of Geography Dr. Carlos Teixeira, who teaches the geography of housing at [...]

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Making of Picasso's Guernica on display at UBC Okanagan

March 2, 2007 | Filed under: Media Releases

Picasso's Guernica

A multimedia exhibition featuring the story behind Pablo Picasso's famous Guernica painting is now underway at UBC Okanagan. The exhibition is open to the public and runs from March 1 to 30 in the Arts Building (open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.). The show comprises 26 text and image panels outlining the history of the [...]

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Water shortages on the way, Schindler cautions

March 2, 2007 | Filed under: Media Releases

David Schindler is bringing to the Okanagan a warning about western Canada's freshwater supply in the 21st century. "Natural drought, climate warming, damage to natural drainage patterns and human demands for water will combine to cause severe water shortages in the prairies and southern British Columbia in the years ahead," says Schindler, Professor of Ecology [...]

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Three Days, 32 Films at UBC Okanagan

March 1, 2007 | Filed under: Media Releases

The Traveling World Film Festival at UBC Okanagan will present 32 documentary films covering issues from more than 25 countries from March 16 to 18. Brought to campus by students and faculty of the UBC Okanagan Community Development Club, the Traveling World Community Film Festival is known for covering a great breadth of topics and [...]

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