Archive for February, 2010

UBC Asian Library celebrates 50th anniversary

Feb. 25, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC’s Asian Library, home to the largest Asian volume collection in Canada, will commemorate its 50th anniversary with a celebration.  Speakers will include Ingrid Parent, University Librarian, Eleanor Yuen, Asian Library Head Librarian, Robban A.J. Toleno,  Asian Studies PhD student, Assoc. Prof. Henry Yu, Dept. of History, Wes Pue, Vice Provost and AVP Academic Resources, [...]

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Engineering prof wins mentorship award

Feb. 25, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC Chemical and Biological Engineering Asst. Prof. Eric Lagally has been awarded a 2010 Undergraduate Research Opportunities Mentorship Award, for excellence in mentoring undergraduate students in research at UBC. Lagally was nominated by UBC’s 2009 iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machines) team for his leadership and support of students in their efforts to compete in the [...]

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UBC mathematician wins career award

Feb. 25, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

Nassif Ghoussoub, a professor in the UBC Dept. of Mathematics and scientific director of the Banff International Research Station, has received the 2010 Canadian Mathematical Society Borwein Career Award.  The award recognizes individuals who have made exceptional, broad and continued contributions to Canadian mathematics. For more information, visit http://www.math.ca/Prizes/info/db.html

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UBC Faculty Research Awards announced

Feb. 25, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

The Office of the Vice-President Research and International has announced the recipients of the annual UBC Faculty Research Awards and will honour them at the Celebrate Research Week Awards gala on March 11 at the Museum of Anthropology. The award nominations are made by students, colleagues and alumni and adjudicated by the Faculty Awards Committee [...]

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The cultural legacy of the 2010 Winter Olympics

Feb. 25, 2010 | Filed under: Media Advisory, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Sport wasn’t the only winning act of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Music, art, performances and programs riveted hundreds of thousands of onlookers who gathered in official venues and on city streets to enjoy Olympic-inspired culture.

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If you’re happy and you know it, cheer for Canada

Feb. 24, 2010 | Filed under: Media Advisory | Tags:

Following large weekend crowds, and reports of polls showing Vancouver residents feeling more positive about the Olympic Games, UBC offers commentary from happiness researchers on what might account for uncharacteristic celebration and coming together in the city.

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They’re in a mountain of trouble

Feb. 24, 2010 | Filed under: UBC In the News | Tags:

UBC Prof Tsur Somerville comments on how the global economic downturn has spawned auction rumors for Whistler Blackcomb.

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Former UBC student Ashleigh McIvor wins ski cross gold for Canada

Feb. 23, 2010 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags:

Congratulations to former UBC student Ashleigh McIvor for winning gold for Canada in the ski cross

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Canadian Ashleigh McIvor wins women’s ski cross

Feb. 23, 2010 | Filed under: UBC In the News | Tags:

Ashleigh McIvor won gold in the women’s ski cross just seven years after writing an essay arguing for the sports inclusion in the Olympics for a UBC English class.

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Record audience watches Canada-U.S. Hockey game

Feb. 23, 2010 | Filed under: UBC In the News | Tags:

Journalism professor Alfred Hermida explains why it isn’t surprising that Sunday’s Canada-U.S. hockey game was the most-watched sports program in Canadian history.

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