Archive for October, 2010

2010 Fellows announced into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Oct. 28, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

Five UBC faculty members were inducted as new Fellows at the 2010 induction ceremony of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.   UBC inductees include Prof. Aslam H. Anis, School of Population and Health, Gavin C E Stuart, Dean of Medicine, Prof. Kishor M Wasan, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Prof. Brian A. MacVicar and Prof. Anthony G. Phillips, [...]

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Music professor receives Western Canadian Music Award

Oct. 28, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

Stephen Chapman, professor and Head of Composition at UBC School of Music, was awarded the Western Canadian Music Award for Classical Composition of the Year for his work Earth Songs.  Earth Songs was recorded last year by the UBC Singers and the CBC Radio Orchestra under the direction of Alain Trudel.  The awards were presented [...]

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Beaty Museum director receives Canadian museum network award

Oct. 28, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC evolutionary biologist and Beaty Biodiversity Museum director Wayne Maddison has received the 2010 Bruce Naylor Award. The national award, presented by the Alliance of Natural History Museums of Canada (ANHMC), recognizes exceptional contributions to the museum-based study of natural history in Canada.  In 2003, Maddison re-located to Vancouver as a professor at UBC and [...]

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Community Remembrance Day Ceremony at UBC

Oct. 28, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

The annual Remembrance Day Ceremony at UBC, which often draws more than 1,000 people, will honour all those who have served in times of war, military conflict and peace.  The ceremony will include music provided by the UBC School of Music, short readings and remarks. Members of the platform party include: Joyce Murray, MP, Vancouver [...]

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Prof. John Robinson wins Power Smart Excellence award

Oct. 28, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

BC Hydro has named UBC’s Prof. John Robinson as this year’s recipient of the Larry Bell award which recognizes an outstanding contribution to advancing energy conservation within B.C. over an extended period of time. BC Hydro announced this year’s winner at its Power Smart Excellence awards Oct. 25, where UBC also received a Leadership Excellence [...]

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UBC’s letter grade improves in 2011 College Sustainability Report Card

Oct. 28, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC’s ranking in this year’s College Sustainability Report Card improved from a B+ to an A-. Data collection for the Report Card 2011 was from April through September 2010.  UBC and the University of Toronto share the highest grade (A-) amongst Canadian schools that reported in all areas of the survey. Nineteen Canadian schools participated in the [...]

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On the biggest salmon run in B.C. in a century

Oct. 28, 2010 | Filed under: Quotable

Fisheries scientists have been trying to understand the causes of these things for over a century and we have been singularly unsuccessful

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UBC experts available to comment on US mid-term elections and Colbert/Stewart rallies

Oct. 27, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: ,

UBC experts on US politics and media are available to comment on US mid-term elections (Nov. 2) and major public rallies by political satirists Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert (Oct. 30).

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Former BC Hydro chair and CEO, Larry Bell, presents the Larry Bell award, named in his honour, to Professor John Robinson at the 2010 Power Smart Excellence Awards.

UBC’s Professor John Robinson wins Power Smart Excellence award

Oct. 26, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags:

BC Hydro has named UBC Professor John Robinson as this year’s recipient of the Larry Bell award for his inspirational work in imagining and promoting new sustainability solutions.

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UBC’s Veterans Transition Program receives $1.37 million from the BC/Yukon Command of The Royal Canadian Legion

Oct. 26, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , ,

The University of British Columbia has received $1.37 million from the BC/Yukon Command of The Royal Canadian Legion to expand its Veterans Transition Program (VTP).

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