Archive for January, 2010

Vancouver security tightens for Olympics

Jan. 31, 2010 | Filed under: UBC In the News | Tags:

UBC’s international security specialist, Allen Sens, discusses the cost of security for the Winter Olympics.

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Mother Nature Not Cooperating at Olympics

Jan. 30, 2010 | Filed under: UBC In the News | Tags:

UBC meterologist Douw Steyn explains why there has been more rain than snow at Cypress Mountain, a venue for the 2010 Winter Games.

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Canada hoping for profitable 2010 Games

Jan. 29, 2010 | Filed under: UBC In the News | Tags:

UBC researcher Rob VanWynsberghe, who is putting together a report on the economic, environmental and social impacts of the Games for the IOC, discusses how much the Games are costing Vancouver.

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UBC This Week

Jan. 28, 2010 | Filed under: UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases Jan. 26: UBC clinical teaching facility opens at KGH Jan. 25: No evidence of a post-Olympics boom or bust for host city real estate prices: UBC study Jan. 25: Weight training improves cognitive function in seniors: UBC-Vancouver Coastal Health research  Upcoming Event Highlights Jan. 29: Pap Awareness Week Feb. 1: Confused about [...]

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UBC student interns in HIV and AIDS awareness project

Jan. 28, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC graduate Amy Van Ooyen recently embarked on a two-month developmental internship in Hanoi, Vietnam working with Project ASK, an HIV and AIDS awareness development project. Her responsibilities focused on organizing and facilitating educational workshops at an international high school and local universities. These workshops included interactive activities with the students to promote HIV and [...]

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UBC alumna, former member of Canadian Bobsleigh Team speaks at bobsled competition

Jan. 28, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

Kat Louman-Gardiner, a UBC alumna in mechanical engineering and a former member of the Canadian Bobsleigh team, will share her stories to kick off the Engineering Bobsled Competition.  Prizes will be awarded to the winning gold, silver and bronze teams.  Date:   Feb. 3 Time:   1 – 3 p.m. Place:   2020/2030, Kaiser Building, 2332 Main Mall [...]

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Sauder School hosts Pacific Northwest Economic Conference

Jan. 28, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

Students from the Sauder School of Business are hosting the 2010 Pacific Northwest Economic Conference (PNEC) on Jan. 30 in downtown Vancouver. PNEC features more than 25 keynotes, panelists and special guests from across North America and abroad. The conference objective will be to discuss and evaluate the Pacific Northwest region’s position for stimulating and [...]

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Green College residents support Haiti

Jan. 28, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

The Green College Dining Society (an independent society run by College residents, whose membership consists of all residents), decided to have “low budget” meals for one week, allowing them to make a $1,000 donation that the Canadian Government has matched (total $2,000). They are also organizing a drive to collect additional donations (also to be [...]

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Creative Writing’s literary magazine celebrates 50 years

Jan. 28, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

PRISM international, Western Canada’s oldest literary magazine published out of UBC’s creative writing department, is celebrating 50 years since its inception in 1959 by Earle Birney.  PRISM has been discovering and printing the work of nationally and internationally established writers including Margaret Atwood, PK Page (who sadly passed away last week), Ted Hughes, and Raymond [...]

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Mechanical engineering names scholars

Jan. 28, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC Dept. of Mechanical Engineering designated their first group of Department Scholars at a Celebration of Achievements reception on Jan. 13.  The Department Scholar designation was created to recognize the outstanding achievements of graduate students in their studies and research. For more information, visit http://blogs.apsc.ubc.ca/mech/2010/01/21/department-scholars-named/

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