Archive for March, 2010

UBC gains 12 new or renewed Canada Research Chairs

Mar. 26, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: ,

The University of British Columbia will gain research strength in neuroscience, cancer screening, pediatrics, psychology, balance disorders and economics with the appointment and renewal of 12 UBC scholars as Canada Research Chairs. These chairs – three new and nine renewals – are valued at $11.4 million and bring UBC’s total number of Canada Research Chairs [...]

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UBC This Week

Mar. 25, 2010 | Filed under: UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases Mar. 25: Astronomers confirm Einstein’s theory of relativity and accelerating cosmic expansion Mar. 24: UBC sets aggressive new targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions Mar. 23: Carl Wieman nominated for White House post Upcoming Event Highlights Mar. 26: Abnormal Justice, and Some Challenges Assessing Canada’s Live-in Caregiver Program Mar. 27: Bridging [...]

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Fine printing luminary at the Learning Centre

Mar. 25, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC Library and the Alcuin Society present a free lecture entitled Fine Printing and the Imagination featuring Peter Rutledge Koch, an artist, printer, writer and publisher of fine editions and artist books from Berkeley, CA. Koch’s work includes more than 100 books, hundreds of broadsides and prints. Recently, Koch has been artist-in-residence at the Scuola [...]

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Arts Wednesdays features UBC Dean of Arts

Mar. 25, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

The next event of Arts Wednesdays public speaker series will feature Nancy Gallini, Dean of the Faculty of Arts.  Gallini will share her unique perspective on the rapidly changing nature of Arts education in our community.  From AIDS research and world economic downturns, to international conflict and climate change, the humanities, social sciences and performing [...]

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UBC achievements at the Paralympic Games

Mar. 25, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC Dentistry alumnus Jim Armstrong is part of Team Canada, which won the gold medal in Paralympic wheelchair curling. Sport sociology and PhD student Andrea Bundon was the guide for Courtney Knight, a visually-impaired cross-country skier.  Knight and Bundon, who is also captain of UBC’s varsity rowing team, placed 9th in the women’s 3km biathlon, [...]

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UBC’s Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering partners for Mongolian mining training program

Mar. 25, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC’s Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering recently announced an agreement between the Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST), UBC and EduMine to jointly offer an advanced educationprogram for mining professionals in Mongolia. The joint program intends to provide applied training and skills for professionals in Mongolia’s rapidly developing mining industry. For more [...]

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Team of UBC students selected for entrepreneurship boot camp

Mar. 25, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

A team of UBC students was selected to participate in the inaugural VeloCity Entrepreneurship Bootcamp  which will be held this summer at the University of Waterloo. Chris Hughes and Alexander Jettel from computer science along with commerce teammate Lars Peterson make up the Aetas Solution team.  They developed a technology that provides business owners easy [...]

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Mechanical engineering professor honoured by the University of Tokyo

Mar. 25, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC Mechanical Engineering Prof. Yusuf Altintas has been named Fellow of the School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo, for his distinguished achievements in machine tool dynamics and control and for his meritorious collaborations with the school. The title of “Fellow, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo” is granted to persons who have [...]

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Director of UBC Bookstore wins US national award

Mar. 25, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

Debbie Harvie, Managing Director of UBC Bookstore, was presented with the 2010 Aspen Award by the US National Association of College Stores (NACS) which recognizes a college retailer who has made “consistent contributions to the professional development of others.” Harvie, past NACS president and president of the NACS Foundation, has dedicated more than 20 years [...]

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UBC Co-op Programs celebrate 30 years during National Co-operative Education Week

Mar. 25, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

National Co-operative Education Week is being celebrated in Canada this year from March 22-26.  For 30 years, UBC’s co-op programs have provided thousands of students with transformational, educationally enriched experiential learning opportunities.   During 2009/10, 2,950 UBC students—from the faculties of Applied Science, Arts, Forestry, Science and Sauder School of Business—participated in full-time, paid co-operative [...]

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