Archive for September, 2010

UBC This Week

Sep. 30, 2010 | Filed under: UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases Sep. 29: UBC enters second phase of consultations on plans to preserve UBC Farm, improve housing options Sep. 27: UBC Graduate School of Journalism wins Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism Upcoming Event Highlights Oct. 1: Trivial Mathematics but Deep Statistics: Simpson’s Paradox and Its Impact on Your Life Oct. 2: [...]

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Asia Pacific Memo update

Sep. 30, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

The Institute of Asian Research’s Asia Pacific Memo is a new online publication on contemporary Asia.   Current stories featured on the memo:   Analyzing Falun Gong’s Effect on China since 1999 More than a decade has elapsed since some 21,000 adherents of the spiritual movement known as Falun Gong gathered in peaceful protest outside Beijing’s Zhongnanhai [...]

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CiTR Radio’s Prof Talk interviews history prof on Amazonia

Sep. 30, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

On UBC CiTR Radio’s Prof Talk, Asst. Prof. Neil Safier from the Dept. of History will discuss his new class on the history of Amazonia as well as his recent trip to Manaus, Brazil.  Every second Tuesday, Prof Talk on 101.9FM features interviews with professors from a variety of disciplines. Date: Oct. 5 Time: 3 p.m. Info: Live [...]

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UBC events during Mental Illness Awareness Week

Sep. 30, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

To correspond with Canada’s Mental Illness Awareness Week, the Mental Health Awareness Club (MHAC) at UBC is launching a series of events for the first week of October.  Students from all health disciplines, faculty and staff are invited to interactive and informative sessions/workshops on mental health and recovery. “Jaywalking – Dispelling Myths”.  A take-off on [...]

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Arts internship deadline extended to Oct. 10

Sep. 30, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

The Arts Internship Program has more than 90 new postings designed specifically for Faculty of Arts students that are applicable to each major or department. Internships are eight-12 hours per week, unpaid, professional experience.   For internships starting in November, the deadline is extended to Oct. 10 (or until the positions are filled). To find positions [...]

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Street theatre troupe Goggles Project performs on UBC campus

Sep. 30, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

Street theatre troupe Goggles Project will be on UBC campus to perform their version of a classroom lecture on sustainability.  The troupe will stop by high traffic areas on 18 college and university campuses across Canada this month to direct attention to sustainable development.      Date: Oct. 1 Time: 10:30 a.m. – in front of Student Union Building [...]

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Applied Science students win Fast + Epp design competition

Sep. 30, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

Faculty of Applied Science students Tyler Brown (M.Arch), Winston Guo (M.Eng, CIVL), Vivianne Harms (M.Arch), Melody Tung (M.Eng, CIVL) won $1,000 for their submission to the Fast + Epp 2010 Architectural Engineering Design Competition. The competition, organized by Vancouver-based structural engineering firm Fast + Epp, provided architecture and engineering students with an opportunity to gain [...]

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UBC law student wins Terry Fox medal

Sep. 30, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC first-year law student Dustin Paul has won the Terry Fox Gold Medal for demonstrating courage and dedication in the face of adversity. Paul was left paralyzed from the chest down after a motorcycle accident when he was 19 years old.   In 2007, he enrolled in Langara College’s criminal justice program before transferring to SFU’s [...]

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Benjamin Perrin launches Invisible Chains: Canada’s Underground World of Human Trafficking

Sep. 30, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC law professor Benjamin Perrin has written Invisible Chains: Canada’s Underground World of Human Trafficking, a book about human trafficking in Canada. The book is based on a three-year investigation into the problem and it documents cases reported by police, provincial officials, immigration, and non-governmental organizations as well as accounts from victims and their families.  [...]

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UBC enters second phase of consultations on plans to preserve UBC Farm, improve housing options

Sep. 29, 2010 | Filed under: Media Advisory, Media Release, News Feed, News Tip

UBC is proposing changes to the Land Use Plan to support the university’s academic mission and its vision of creating a model university community that is vibrant, livable and sustainable.

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