Archive for June, 2011

UBC This Week

Jun. 30, 2011 | Filed under: UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases June 29: UBC researchers invent new drug delivery device to treat diabetes-related vision loss June 27: Sauder School of Business and Copenhagen Business School forge strategic partnership June 27: Innovative UBC-BC Cancer Agency system reduces waitlisting for chemotherapy patients Upcoming Event Highlights July 2: William Bennett, flute recital and pre-concert talk [...]

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UBC pharmacy students profiled in AAPS Newsmagazine

Jun. 30, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) UBC student chapter was recently profiled in AAPS Newsmagazine. First established in 2006, the chapter is comprised of graduate students, post doctoral fellows, and research assistants and associates. To read more visit http://www.pharmacy.ubc.ca/aboutus/faculty-news#AAPSStudentNews.

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UBC pulp and paper research to benefit from Canfor Pulp investment

Jun. 30, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC’s pulp and paper research will benefit from an investment by Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership announced June 24.  As part of a ceremony opening the new Canfor Pulp Innovation Centre in Burnaby,  Canfor Pulp announced a new research grant program in collaboration with UBC and the University of Northern British Columbia.  The program will provide [...]

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Beaty building project wins Lieutenant-Governor of B.C. Award in Architecture

Jun. 30, 2011 | Filed under: UBC This Week

The Architectural Institute of British Columbia recently honoured the best projects by British Columbia architects working at home and abroad. The Beaty Biodiversity Centre / Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL) by Vancouver-based Patkau Architects received a Lieutenant-Governor of B.C. Award in Architecture- Medal.  The award recognizes excellence in architectural projects completed within the past seven [...]

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UBC microbiologist earns Grand Challenges Canada Award for TB research

Jun. 30, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

Santiago Ramón-García, a research associate with UBC Microbiology and Immunology, has received $100,000 in funding from Grand Challenges Canada to investigate new drug combinations for tuberculosis treatment.  The funding will enable Ramón-García to expand his work through international collaboration with TB researchers in South Africa. The grant is one of 19 awarded to young Canadian [...]

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UBC endocrinologist receives SMCR Ann Voda Lifetime Achievement Award

Jun. 30, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC professor and acclaimed clinician-scientist Jerilynn C. Prior was awarded Society for Menstrual Cycle Research (SMCR)’s Ann Voda Lifetime Achievement Award.  Dr. Peggy Stubbs, incoming President of SMCR said, “Dr. Prior has tirelessly, for over 30 years, worked to advance science related to ovulation in the menstrual cycle and to help women understand the importance [...]

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Recycling with a heart: UBC student’s efforts help Cambodian university

Jun. 30, 2011 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , ,

A UBC student’s call to help a university in Cambodia resulted in a flood of donations from departments all over campus, via the university’s new reuse-it! program. The second-hand items were enough to fill a container, which is now on a ship bound for Southeast Asia.

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UBC researchers invent new drug delivery device to treat diabetes-related vision loss

Jun. 29, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Tip, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , ,

A team of engineers and scientists at the University of British Columbia has developed a device that can be implanted behind the eye for controlled and on-demand release of drugs to treat retinal damage caused by diabetes.

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UBC engineering students unveil new robot tech before international competition

Jun. 28, 2011 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Tip | Tags: , , ,

Event:  The UBC Thunderbots student team will show autonomous soccer-playing robots prior to international competition in Turkey. Date:  Wednesday, June 29, 10 a.m. -12 p.m. Location:  MacLeod Building, Room 242 2356 Main Mall, UBC Vancouver campus  For a map, visit: www.maps.ubc.ca?312 Visuals:  Teams of five robots play soccer against one another on an indoor test [...]

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Sauder School of Business and Copenhagen Business School forge strategic partnership

Jun. 27, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , ,

Today the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia and Copenhagen Business School (CBS) announced a strategic alliance to dramatically increase collaboration. Motivated by shared values and a similar academic culture, and building on an active 16-year exchange partnership, the institutions signed an agreement providing stronger ties across a broad range of initiatives, including research, academic programs, student and faculty exchange, and other scholarly pursuits.

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