Archive for June, 2010

Psychological research conducted in WEIRD nations may not apply to global populations

Jun. 30, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release

A new University of British Columbia study says that an overreliance on research subjects from the U.S. and other Western nations can produce false claims about human psychology and behavior because their psychological tendencies are highly unusual compared to the global population. According to the study, the majority of psychological research is conducted on subjects [...]

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Top Canadian diplomat joins UBC to advance teaching, research of Asian-Canada relations

Jun. 30, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release

One of Canada’s top diplomats will join the UBC’s Institute of Asian Research (IAR) as Honorary Research Associate, effective July 2, 2010.

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In the news

Jun. 30, 2010 | Filed under: Uncategorized

Highlights of UBC media coverage in June 2010. Compiled by Heather Amos

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UBC This Week

Jun. 24, 2010 | Filed under: UBC This Week

Upcoming Event Highlights June 25: Mental Wellness: Increasing Awareness June 26: Living at Your Own Frontier June 28: Terry* Global Speakers Series: Paul Polak June 28: Gallery at IKBLC Presents Exhibition “Creative Outlets” June 29: The Totem Pole – An Intercultural History Find out what else is happening at UBC this week. For sports events, [...]

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Punjabi language health event : Diabetes Health Forum

Jun. 24, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

Presented by the UBC eHealth Strategy Office (in Punjabi only), this free public forum will explore the causes, prevention, treatment, and complications of diabetes, healthy eating, exercise advice, and more.  Health professionals and community members from Vancouver, New Westminster, Victoria, Kelowna and Prince George will join through videoconferencing.   This event is developed in partnership with [...]

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Workshops available for Positive Space Campaign

Jun. 24, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

Workshops for the Positive Space Campaign are intended to help make UBC more welcoming of its lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, transgender, transsexual, gender variant, two-spirit and intersex (LGBQTTI) population and understanding of issues of sexual and gender diversity on campus. The training sessions this summer are: July 6, 9:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. July 13, [...]

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UBC Press publications win awards

Jun. 24, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC Press announces its 2010 spring awarding-winning publications: The Politics of Linkage: Power, Interdependence, and Ideas in Canada-US Relations by Brian Bow – 2009/2010 Donner Prize, The Donner Foundation Makú: New History of Aboriginal-White Relations   by John Sutton Lutz – 2010 Harold Adams Innis Prize, Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Science Contributing Citizens: [...]

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UBC graduate stays on campus with $25,000 Fellowship

Jun. 24, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

Recent UBC graduate Michael Duncan was one of three to receive a TD Insurance Meloche Monnex $25,000 fellowship at the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) annual conference.   Duncan will complete his one year fellowship at UBC, working in three projects which include the new UBC Alumni Centre, a Community Government Engagement [...]

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Mechanical engineering students win prestigious national scholarships

Jun. 24, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC mechanical engineering students won nine scholarships in the recent 2010/2011 National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada scholarship competition with a total value of nearly $360,000. Four graduate students won NSERC Doctoral scholarships. From mechanical engineering, five students –three current fourth-year undergraduates and two current graduate students— won Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate [...]

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Graduate Studies announces appointment of Associate Dean, Grad Policy and Program Review

Jun. 24, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

The Faculty of Graduate Studies announces the appointment of Philip Loewen to the position of associate dean, Grad Policy and Program Review, effective July 1.  Loewen joined UBC in 1987 and has been the department co-op coordinator, curriculum committee chair, graduate advisor and was elected to the UBC Senate as a representative for the Faculty [...]

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