UBC Reports | Vol. 57 | No. 4 | Apr. 6, 2011

UBC Reports

April 2011
This researcher is finding ways to reach out to immigrant groups. Photo by: Martin Dee

Heart disease high among immigrant group

Study aims to find better ways to promote cardiac rehabilitation

By Lorraine Chan

Mary Taitt has volunteered with UBC’s Crane Library for over 41 years. This year, she was recognised for her dedication with the Slonecker Award for Outstanding Volunteer Contribution. Photo by: Martin Dee

Lending a voice

UBC’s Crane Library provides students with audio recorded materials.
It is sustained by volunteers like Mary Taitt

By Heather Amos

For his PhD, Rajdeep Singh Gill has developed a philosophical and practical outlook on the interrelationship of creativity, ethics and justice. Photo by: Martin Dee

Creating a theory and a degree

Rajdeep Singh Gill’s ideas won’t be put in a box

By Heather Amos

The key is to develop muscle memory for working in balance, says Dr. Lance Rucker. Photo by: Martin Dee

Improving dental ergonomics

Hunching over like Quasimodo can take its toll, but until recently, dentists didn’t know they had a choice.

By Lorraine Chan

UBC Law Prof. Emma Cunliffe researches wrongful convictions of murder against mothers. Photo by: Martin Dee

Wrongful conviction

A legal expert is examining how factors like improper expert testimony may derail the justice system

By Simmi Puri

High school students solve UBC murder mystery

A researcher is found dead hunched over her lab bench, and seven suspects are in custody. Now it’s up to 30 high school students to determine who killed her.

By Ashley Turk

Dr. Jennifer Parker is among the first cohort of MD’s from UBC’s distributed medical education program who chose to work in Nothern BC. Photo by: UNBC - Rob van Andrichem

New doctors settle throughout B.C.

Vision to strengthen rural care resonates with graduates

By Brian Kladko

Benjamin Richardson says the financial sector can have major impacts—good or bad—on the environment. Photograph: courtesy of Benjamin Richardson

The buck stops here

Prof studies environmental accountability of financiers.

By Basil Waugh

A campus building that will model new environmental technologies nears completion

Green features come to life

A campus building that will model new environmental technologies nears completion

By Lynn Warburton

Robyn Bourgeois teaches a course on Women and Popular Culture at UBC’s Okanagan campus and is researching violence against Aboriginal women in Canada. Jody Jacob Photograph

Investigating violence against Aboriginal women

In quiet moments, PhD student Robyn Bourgeois sometimes finds herself wondering what might have become of serial killer Robert Pickton’s victims had they escaped the culture of drugs and violence that plagues women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

By Jody Jacob

Kell Hansen (left) and Robert Fürst are working to make a B.C. version of a home that requires no extra energy to heat. Photo by: Martin Dee

A home that doesn’t need heat

Building a B.C. version of a European home that stays warm without a furnace

By Heather Amos

Nominee Gage Averill and daughter at the 2011 Grammys. Courtesy Gage Averill Photograph


Arts Dean Gage Averill on the Grammy experience

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