Archive for November, 2009

UBC students and Downtown Eastside residents make beautiful music together

Nov. 27, 2009 | Filed under: Media Advisory

Thirteen UBC music students together with members of the Downtown Eastside community will perform for the public after completing a four-day workshop in gamelan music performance. Media are invited to hear a rehearsal of the performance at noon on Monday.

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Learning Centre open 24 hours for exams

Nov. 26, 2009 | Filed under: UBC People

The Irving K. Barber will be open 24 hours a day from Nov. 30 to Dec. 22 (until 1 a.m.)    The 24/7 hours apply to the Learning Centre’s core study areas on levels two, three and four of the south wing.  The Library book stacks, the Chapman Learning Commons and Ike’s Café will follow [...]

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UBC HR launches social media

Nov. 26, 2009 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC’s Human Resources Dept. recently launched two new social media vehicles as a way to connect and engage directly with faculty, staff and prospective hires. The UBC HR blog at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/blogs/hr provides timely and relevant information about all aspects of working at UBC. Faculty and staff can also follow tweets at www.twitter.com/UBCHR for daily headlines of [...]

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The President’s Annual Blue and Gold Revue

Nov. 26, 2009 | Filed under: UBC People

The President’s Annual Blue and Gold Revue will showcase music, inventions, videos and more from UBC’s outstanding students, faculty and staff. The event will officially launch the UBC 2009 Annual Report and Place & Promise: the UBC Plan, our strategic plan for the future. Learn about a team of engineers who have built a robot [...]

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Library Vault sale at the SUB

Nov. 26, 2009 | Filed under: UBC People

The UBC Library Vault is offering 40 per cent off on seasonal card sets, matted prints and special packages at their booth in the SUB Fair until Dec. 4.  Other offers include: buy one card set and get the second for half price, single card discounts, and buy any size umbrella and receive a free [...]

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Institute of Asian Research presents collection on Southeast Asian culture

Nov. 26, 2009 | Filed under: UBC People

A collection of photographs capturing Southeast Asian culture will be featured throughout the C.K. Choi Building.  The photographs are by Sarah Youngblutt, photographer, archaeologist and student in the Institute of Asian Research Master of Arts – Asia Pacific Policy Studies program.   Proceeds from the sale of photos will assist the Royal University of Fine [...]

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Irving K. Barber Learning Centre invites presentation proposals

Nov. 26, 2009 | Filed under: UBC People

The Olympic Programming Group at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre is accepting presentation proposals for a PechaKucha style event on Jan. 21, 2010.  Originated by architects in 2003, PechaKucha is based on a format of presenting 20 images for 20 seconds each.  The event will provide a forum for the UBC community to participate [...]

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Global climate change and the Copenhagen negotiations: Why is it so difficult to reach agreement?

Nov. 26, 2009 | Filed under: Media Advisory

As world leaders prepare to meet in Copenhagen in an effort to produce a successor to the 1997 Kyoto protocol, a panel discussion at UBC will consider Canada’s role in crafting a new climate-change treaty.

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Seventh annual Faculty and Staff Seasonal Concert

Nov. 26, 2009 | Filed under: UBC People

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the annual Faculty and Staff Seasonal Concert and spend a lunch hour enjoying performances by students from UBC’s School of Music at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.  Date:    Dec. 1 Time:    11:45 – 12:45 p.m. Place:   Chan Centre for the Performing Arts Info:     [...]

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Dean of Sauder School appointed Knight of the National Order of Merit

Nov. 26, 2009 | Filed under: UBC People

The Dean of UBC’s Sauder School of Business, Daniel F. Muzyka, was honoured with an appointment as Knight of the National Order of Merit at the Résidence de France on Nov. 23.   Founded by Charles de Gaulle in 1963, the National Order of Merit is an Order of Chivalry awarded by the President of [...]

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