Archive for October, 2009

UBC This week

Oct. 29, 2009 | Filed under: UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases Oct. 28: Open Letter to the UBC Vancouver Community Oct. 26: UBC worldwide contest challenges classrooms to engage with 2010 Olympic Games Upcoming Event Highlights Oct. 30: Leaders’ Dialogue Series: On Making a Difference for Good Nov. 2: Breakfast With Professor Toope: UBC THRIVE Kick-off Nov. 3: Centre for Feminist Legal [...]

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Search for St. John’s College Principal

Oct. 29, 2009 | Filed under: UBC People

Update: Application is now closed.  Thank you for your interest. UBC invites applications for the position of Principal at St. John’s College, a residential college on campus with a focus on internationalism, global issues, and cultural diversity. Application deadline is Nov. 9.  For a complete description of the position and instructions for application, visit www.grad.ubc.ca/news.

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UBC innovation, industry collaboration recognized by NSERC awards

Oct. 29, 2009 | Filed under: UBC People

Advances in ultrasound and digital display technologies developed by UBC researchers have been recognized by Canada’s leading science and engineering funding agency with two prestigious awards. UBC engineering professors Robert Rohling and Septimiu Salcudean received one of this year’s four $200,000 Synergy Awards for Innovation, presented by The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of [...]

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Engineering professor receives teaching award

Oct. 29, 2009 | Filed under: UBC People

The IEEE Electron Devices Society has awarded UBC electrical and computer engineering professor David Pulfrey with an Education Award for his contributions to the teaching of semiconductor devices at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Pulfrey will be presented with his award in Baltimore Dec. 7 at the 2009 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting—the world’s [...]

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Canadian Literature wins Canadian Online Publishing Award

Oct. 29, 2009 | Filed under: UBC People

Canadian Literature, the country’s oldest journal devoted to studying Canada’s literature, has won the award for “Best Cross-Platform” at the first annual Canadian Online Publishing awards announced  Monday in Toronto.  George Elliott Clarke, one of Canada’s most celebrated writers, and an Officer in the Order of Canada, accepted the award on the journal’s behalf.  This [...]

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Medical Council of Canada presidency given to UBC associate dean

Oct. 29, 2009 | Filed under: UBC People

Oscar Casiro, Regional Associate Dean, Island Medical Program, UBC Faculty of Medicine, has become President of the Medical Council of Canada (MCC). Casiro will serve a one-year term leading MCC, which conducts over 12,000 assessments of medical students and graduates every year through its three examinations across Canada, and in its Evaluating Examination in over [...]

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Five faculty members named Fellows of Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Oct. 29, 2009 | Filed under: UBC People

Five members of UBC’s Faculty of Medicine are among the 28 new Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) recognized for their contributions to health science. • Alison Buchan, Senior Associate Dean, Research and Professor, Dept. of Cellular and Physiological Sciences • Marco Marra, Professor, Dept. of Medical Genetics and Director of the Genome Sciences Centre [...]

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Michael Church wins Massey medal

Oct. 29, 2009 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC Geography professor Michael Church has won the prestigious Massey Medal, bestowed by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) for 2009. Cited for his research contributions and most recently for his work on the Fraser River gravel mining initiative, Church has been recognized as a world leader in fluvial sediment transport and the interpretation of [...]

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Computer Science professors elected Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

Oct. 29, 2009 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC Computer Science professors David Kirkpatrick and Alan Mackworth have been elected as Fellows the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). Kirkpatrick is internationally recognized for many seminal contributions to the design and mathematical analysis of algorithms and data structures. Mackworth is a leading figure in the field of artificial intelligence and robotics. He introduced the [...]

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UBC community Remembrance Day ceremony

Oct. 29, 2009 | Filed under: UBC People

This year’s UBC Remembrance Day ceremony at the War Memorial Gym will include music provided by the UBC School of Music, short readings and remarks. Members of the platform party will include: Joyce Murray, MP, Vancouver Quadra; Reverend Roberta Fraser; David Farrar, Provost and Vice President Academic and Johannes Rebane, Vice President, Academic and University [...]

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