Archive for April, 2010

Legislation will advance UBC as a living lab for sustainability

Apr. 29, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release

UBC President Prof. Stephen Toope welcomed today’s introduction of provincial legislation that supports the university’s vision to become a living laboratory for sustainability.

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UBC This Week

Apr. 29, 2010 | Filed under: UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases Apr. 29: Supreme Court of Canada decision ends lawsuit, affirms academic freedom at UBC Upcoming Event Highlights Apr. 30 : Anoushka Shankar May 1: “Breathless Days” Conference – Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory May 3: Making Connections: Using Technology to Increase Student Engagement and Success May 4: Can [...]

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St. Mark’s College announces honorary doctorate recipient

Apr. 29, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

Dr. Margaret Somerville, renowned ethicist and scholar based at McGill University in Montreal, will receive the Doctor of Sacred Letters (honoris causa) from St. Mark’s College at UBC. The degree will be conferred by Most Reverend J. Michael Miller, Archbishop of Vancouver and Chancellor of St. Mark’s College, in a convocation ceremony at St. Mark’s [...]

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Sauder’s Centre for Sustainability and Social Innovation announces new name and location

Apr. 29, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

The Centre for Sustainability and Social Innovation at the Sauder School of Business has been renamed ISIS and has also moved to a new location at 2150-1055 West Hastings, Vancouver. The centre conducts research in areas of social innovation with a particular focus on advancing the growth of the low carbon economy, supporting First Nations [...]

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Engineering prof awarded by IEEE

Apr. 29, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Vancouver Section, chaired by UBC Prof. David Michelson, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been awarded IEEE Canada’s 2010 Exemplary Section Award. This award recognizes outstanding leadership, management and administration by one of the twenty IEEE sections in Canada as it delivers technical presentations, professional development [...]

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2010 Faculty of Medicine awards announced

Apr. 29, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

The UBC Faculty of Medicine has announced the recipients of the annual awards given to its faculty and staff.  The awards include the Killam Teaching Prize which recognizes excellence in teaching in the medical and science undergraduate programs, residency programs, school and graduate programs within the Faculty of Medicine. To view a complete list of [...]

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Design Centre for Sustainability receives international recognition

Apr. 29, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC’s Design Centre for Sustainability has received one of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) 2010 Professional Awards, which recognizes the best in landscape architecture around the world in the categories of general design, residential design, analysis and planning, research and communication. UBC’s Design Centre for Sustainability  received the Honor Award in the research [...]

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UBC receives $1.3M from CFI

Apr. 29, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has awarded a total of $1,325,484 to UBC to support 12 projects led by UBC’s top researchers. The awards are part of the Leaders Opportunity Fund and are given to enhance Canada’s reputation as a destination of choice for outstanding researchers. The latest round of awards totals $27M for [...]

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Five staff members awarded for excellence

Apr. 29, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

Five staff members at UBC’s Vancouver campus are receiving the 2010 President’s Service Award for Excellence for outstanding contributions and personal achievement. Each recipient receives a gold medal, and $5,000, in a presentation during Spring Congregation ceremonies.   Maura da Cruz, an organizational and learning consultant in the Dept. of Human Resources, has worked at [...]

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Signing on for a New Student Union Building

Apr. 29, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC and the Alma Mater Society have finalized agreements to build the new Student Union Building (SUB). An official signing ceremony will be held on April 30 to mark the conclusion of discussions and celebrate the partnership for moving forward to complete a new building. Recently, more than 2,400 students voted in an architect selection [...]

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