Archive for October, 2010

UBC This Week

Oct. 28, 2010 | Filed under: UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases Oct. 27: UBC experts available to comment on US mid-term elections and Colbert/Stewart rallies Oct. 27: UBC’s Professor John Robinson wins Power Smart Excellence award Oct. 26: UBC’s Veterans Transition Program receives $1.37 million from the BC/Yukon Command of The Royal Canadian Legion Oct. 25: New legal guidelines mark new era [...]

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Book launch: From Victoria to Vladivostok: Canada’s Siberian Expedition, 1917-19

Oct. 28, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC Press will launch historian Benjamin Isitt’s new book, From Victoria to Vladivostok: Canada’s Siberian Expedition, 1917-19. Challenging how the First World War is remembered, the work illuminates a controversial and forgotten moment in the history of Canada, Russia, Asia, and the World — the journey of 4,200 soldiers from Canada’s West Coast to the Russian Far East in [...]

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Green College, UBC ticket offer: Global Civic Policy Society Public Salon

Oct. 28, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

As part of a continuing collaboration between Green College, UBC, and The Global Civic Policy Society organization directed by former Mayor of Vancouver Sam Sullivan, the College is offering registered UBC students a limited number of complimentary tickets (reg. $15) to the second Public Salon to be hosted by Sullivan.  Entitled “An Evening to Educate [...]

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Celebrate Learning event Oct. 29: Talkin’ ‘bout my generation with Sean Aiken

Oct. 28, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC Celebrate Learning Week presents “Talking ‘bout my generation” featuring Sean Aiken.  Aiken takes his audience on his One Week Job project, his one year journey of working a different job every week (bungee instructor, dairy farmer, advertising executive, baker, stock trader, firefighter, and more). Aiken’s story has been covered by The New York Times, [...]

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UBC Thrive: Nov. 1-5

Oct. 28, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC Thrive is an annual week-long series of events that encourages UBC students, staff and faculty to invest in healthier living.   Starting Nov. 1, UBC Thrive will host events aimed at creating a healthier university and a culture that better understands mental health and wellbeing and its importance.  This year’s Thrive week will feature: • [...]

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UBC researchers help develop X Prize in spinal cord Injury

Oct. 28, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

The X Prize Foundation has developed a new process to award a prize in spinal cord injury. Prof. Janice Eng, Dept. of Physical Therapy and Prof. John Steeves, International Collaboration On Repair Discoveries, attended the first focus group to generate ideas on possible prize criteria.  The next step will be to detail the feasibility (timeline, [...]

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Nursing student exceeds fundraising goal for Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Oct. 28, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

Nicole Fortier (4th term nursing student and Shinerama Coordinator) has surpassed her campaign goal of $25,000 with $30,300 raised so far for the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She has been supported in a number of organized fundraisers by her fellow nursing students. “I was so pleased to present the School of Nursing with the Shinerama [...]

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Four UBC engineers recognized for excellence

Oct. 28, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

Four engineering professors were recognized for excellence by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C. (APEGBC) at its annual awards ceremony. Mechanical engineering professor Yusuf Altintas received APEGBC’s highest honour—the R.A. McLachlan Memorial Award—for his outstanding professional and community service. Chemical and biological engineering professor John Grace and geological engineering professor Oldrich Hungr [...]

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UBC researchers write report on education in Canada

Oct. 28, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

A report on education in Canada, written by UBC researchers, was released by the Canadian Index of Wellbeing.  In the report, Martin Guhn, a post-doctoral fellow at HELP, Anne Gadermann, a former Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Methodology (MERM) PhD student, and Bruno Zumbo, professor of Measurement and Statistics in the Faculty of Education at UBC, [...]

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ICORD partners with King Saud University

Oct. 28, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

International Collaboration On Repair Discoveries (ICORD) investigators Asst. Prof. Tania Lam of UBC Human Kinetics and Clinical Assoc. Prof. Andrei Krassioukov, ICORD, have received funding from King Saud University in Saudi Arabia for a collaborative research project with Saudi researcher Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Yahya. The title of the joint research project is “Pharmacological interventions and rehabilitation [...]

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