Archive for May, 2010

UBC announces a new summer camp for queer, trans, questioning and allied youth

May. 31, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release

The University of British Columbia is running a new camp for queer, trans, questioning, and allied youth from across the province this summer.

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Regional differences in C-section rate not a result of maternal request: UBC study

May. 31, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Fewer than two per cent of cesarean births in British Columbia were a result of maternal request, but the number of cesarean and assisted vaginal deliveries varied widely across health regions in B.C., according to a new study by University of British Columbia researchers.

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From source photographs taking in the blocking/lighting of a Rembrandt portrait, our computational painting system output a portrait painting which can be vary any of its cognitive painting parameters. These variations (blue circles) were used in eye tracking experiments. Copyright: Steve DiPaola

UBC researcher decodes Rembrandt’s “magic”

May. 28, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , ,

A University of British Columbia researcher has uncovered what makes Rembrandt’s masterful portraits so appealing.

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Pediatrics professor launches book

May. 27, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

Leora Kuttner, a clinical professor in the Dept. of Pediatrics at UBC and B.C. Children’s Hospital, will launch her new book A Child in Pain: What Health Professionals can do to Help, on June 8.  Kutter has also co-produced and directed award winning documentaries on pediatric pain management. Date: June 8 Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Place: The [...]

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Green College announces new partnership with Global Civic Policy Society

May. 27, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

Green College has launched a new collaboration with the Global Civic Policy Society, led by former mayor of Vancouver Sam Sullivan, as part of the College’s contribution to UBC’s community engagement.  The new partnership will see the two organizations working together to offer Public Salons intended to bring ideas and dialogue on a range of [...]

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UBC students win computer science competitions

May. 27, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

Computer science graduate student Mahdi Tayarani Najaran won first place and undergraduate students Dan Ballard and Jonathan Tao won second place at the BCNET Broadband Innovation Challenge student competition at the BCNET/CANARIE Conference.  The student projects were awarded $7,000.  The awards were donated by industry partners Apple, Microsoft, Shaw Business Solutions and Juniper Networks. For [...]

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New director announced for School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

May. 27, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

The Faculty of Applied Science announces Prof. Leslie Van Duzer as the new Director of the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA). Her five-year appointment commences July 19, 2010. “She will be a driving force, guiding and encouraging all involved with designing our built environment to make a positive difference in our world,” says [...]

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UBC professor receives Sherritt Hydrometallurgy Award

May. 27, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

Materials engineering professor David Dixon has received the 2010 Sherritt Hydrometallurgy Award from the Hydrometallurgy Section of the Metallurgical Society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.  A medal and a cash prize are given to recognize significant contributions in the field of hydrometallurgy. Dixon is an expert in biohydrometallurgy and the co-inventor [...]

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Discovery Channel features civil engineering professors

May. 27, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

In March 2010, members of the Canadian Association for Earthquake Engineering (CAEE) created a ‘reconnaissance team’ of researchers, led by UBC civil engineering professors  Carlos Ventura and Perry Adebar, along with Dr. John Cassidy, Research Scientist at the National Research Council – Geological Survey of Canada. The researchers travelled to Chile to observe the damage caused [...]

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Law professor featured as Reader’s Digest “Influential Canadian”

May. 27, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

In the latest issue of Reader’s Digest (June 2010), Prof. Benjamin Perrin of UBC Faculty of Law is featured in a story entitled “Freeing the Sex Slaves,” part of the magazine’s “Influential Canadian” series. Perrin’s teaching and research include domestic and international criminal law, international humanitarian law, and human trafficking. For more information, visit http://www.law.ubc.ca/faculty/Perrin/web/index.html

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