Archive for November, 2010

UBC President Stephen Toope (far left) and HSBC Bank Canada President & CEO Lindsay Gordon (far right) with HSBC award recipient speakers, Kulveer Parhar (HSBC Emerging Leader Scholarship, 2009) and Andrea Ralph (HSBC Undergraduate Award, 2008).

UBC and HSBC Bank Canada celebrate student achievement and community programs

Nov. 30, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , ,

The University of British Columbia and HSBC Bank Canada celebrated on Monday the ongoing legacy of a $2.8-million commitment that has supported UBC Robson Square, the UBC Learning Exchange and student scholarships and awards.

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On Maclean’s article “Too Asian?”

Nov. 29, 2010 | Filed under: Quotable

The problem was not just the simplistic racial profiling.

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UBC celebrates community accomplishments

Nov. 26, 2010 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

UBC President Stephen Toope hosts the annual celebration showcasing the accomplishments of UBC’s students, alumni, faculty and staff.

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Cultural number preferences impact real estate prices: UBC study

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

A University of British Columbia study has found that Chinese number preferences can drive real estate prices of certain addresses up or down in neighbourhoods with large numbers of ethnic Chinese residents.

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UBC This Week

Nov. 25, 2010 | Filed under: UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases Nov. 23: City of Vancouver sets transportation records during 2010 Winter Games: UBC study Nov. 23: UBC launches small business resource for B.C. communities Nov. 22: UBC J-school partners with The Globe and Mail Upcoming Event Highlights Nov. 26: United Way Donut and Coffee Fundraiser Nov. 27: The Seaforth Highlanders 100 [...]

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UBC engineering open house to showcase robots, aerodesign, wind tunnel and other highlights

Nov. 25, 2010 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

UBC Engineering students will provide an inside look at how things work, from robotics and wind tunnel aerodynamics to nanotechnology and protein solar cells.

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CUFA BC accepting award nominations

Nov. 25, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

The Confederation of University Faculty Associations (CUFA) of B.C. continues to recognize important contributions to the larger community made by faculty members at its member universities.   They are now accepting nominations for the Early in Career Award, Academic of the Year Award and the Paz Buttedahl Career Achievement Award.  The deadline for nominations for [...]

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Reminder: Dec. 1 deadline for UBC’s Outstanding Volunteer Awards

Nov. 25, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

Nomination deadline for UBC’s two volunteer recognition awards is Dec. 1, 2010.  Slonecker Award for Outstanding Volunteer Contributions to UBC The Outstanding Student Award for Volunteer Contributions to UBC For information on eligibility and to download nomination forms, visit http://www.ceremonies.ubc.ca/what-we-do/volunteer-contribution-awards/

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UBC Engineering holds open house

Nov. 25, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC Engineering welcomes the community to their open house.  Engineering teams Thunderbird Robotics, Solar Car and Heavy Lift Aerodesign will showcase their designs. Information sessions will include “Making the Products You Use Every Day”; “How to Think Globally and Act Locally”, “Super Materials that Can Change Our World” and “Friendly Robots”. Lab tours will given in [...]

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Memorial Service held for women killed of l’Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal

Nov. 25, 2010 | Filed under: UBC People

 A memorial will be held for the 14 women who lost their lives at l’Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, as well as the countless women who have been victims of gender-based violence. Date:  Dec. 2 Time: 12:15 p.m. Place: Outside the Frank Forward building, 6350 Stores Road Reception to follow.

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