Archive for July, 2010

UBC This Week

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

Upcoming Event Highlights July 30: International Night Aug. 1: Bach’s Sons: The Legacy of the Baroque – Vancouver Early Music Festival 2010 Aug. 2: A Sea of Puppets: Taiwanese Puppets Performance Aug. 4: Academic Capitalism and the Sociology of Higher Educations Find out what else is happening at UBC this week. For sports events, visit [...]

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UBC student and alumni entrepreneurs invited to present in Silicon Valley

Jul. 29, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

entrepreneurship@UBC invites students and recent alumni for an opportunity to present their UBC entrepreneur-founded companies to a panel of venture capitalists, members of the C-100, and distinguished UBC alumni in Silicon Valley.  Six will be selected (three founded by students currently enrolled at UBC and three founded by UBC alumni in past three years) to profile [...]

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Companies founded by UBC alumni receive Government of Canada investment

Jul. 29, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

Companies founded by two UBC Engineering alumni received investments from the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) program. UBC spin-off Boreal Genomics Inc., founded by Andre Marziali (BASc ’89), professor in UBC’s Dept. of Physics and Engineering Physics program director, received $273,000. Day4 Energy Inc., founded by John MacDonald (BASc’59, DSc’89 [...]

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UBC engineering and science students win grand prize at Robot Racing 2010

Jul. 29, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

The UBC Thunderbird Robotics Team Snowbots won the grand prize at the International Autonomous Robot Racing Challenge 2010 held in Windsor, Ontario. The team’s Blizzard robot won several individual awards and Oscar Junior robot took second place in the design competition. The UBC interdisciplinary team members include Ian Philips (leader, computer science), Jarek Ignas-Menzies (engineering), [...]

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Evan Wood: Drug Abuse and HIV

Jul. 28, 2010 | Filed under: News Feed, Op-ed | Tags: , , , ,

There was sobering news at the 18th International AIDS Conference, including stark evidence of how the HIV epidemic is raging unchecked among some populations of illicit drug users.

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On the new Independent Investigation Office (IIO)

Jul. 26, 2010 | Filed under: Quotable

The government must take the task of restoring confidence in the police extremely seriously, and ensure the IIO is both properly funded and completely independent

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Stephen Toope and Neil Gross: O Canada

Jul. 26, 2010 | Filed under: News Feed, Op-ed | Tags: , , , , , ,

Recently a remarkable development took place in Canadian public life that has implications for American prosperity. Prime Minister Stephen Harper, leader of the Conservative Party, chose David Johnston, an academic, to be the nation’s next governor general.

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John Helliwell: It’s time for Canadians to stand up for the census

Jul. 23, 2010 | Filed under: News Feed, Op-ed

The federal cabinet’s recent decision to cancel the 2011 long-form census was so un-Canadian in both substance and method that it must be reversed, and as soon as possible.

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On the decision to cancel the long-form census

Jul. 23, 2010 | Filed under: Quotable

The federal cabinet’s recent decision to cancel the 2011 long-form census was so un-Canadian in both substance and method that it must be reversed.

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UBC This Week

Jul. 22, 2010 | Filed under: UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases July 22: UBC researcher discovers ancient “stress hormone” in pre-historic fish July 22: UBC professor credits diversified revenue for success of world’s top airports July 15: UBC Graduate School of Journalism garners three Emmy Award nominations Upcoming Event Highlights July 23: Fostering learning in full day kindergarten: connecting research with practice [...]

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