Archive for July, 2011

Asia Pacific Memo update – Getting Global China Right

Jul. 28, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

Asia Pacific Memo is currently on its summer publication break and will return in mid-September 2011. See the below memo, and revisit past memos at http://www.asiapacificmemo.ca/. July 21 – Getting Global China Right – Public Fears and Conservative Policy, by UBC IAR director, Paul Evans.

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UBC engineering physics students present: Wall-Climbing Robots

Jul. 28, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

Students in the summer UBC Engineering Physics course will go head-to-head with their autonomous wall-climbing robots as the robots climb an eight-foot vertical wall.  The showcase is free and open to the public. Date:    Aug. 4 Time:    10 a.m. – 12 Place:   Hennings Bldg., Rm. 200, 6224 Agricultural Road Info:     http://www.engphys.ubc.ca/

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UBC Thunderbird Robotics host successful competition

Jul. 28, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

Eleven student university teams from UBC and across Canada convened at UBC on July 23, 2011 for the seventh annual International Autonomous Robot Racing Competition and Exhibition. Student teams competed against one another and displayed their autonomous robotic vehicles which operate without any human guidance or control. UBC Thunderbird Robotics, an interdisciplinary student organization in [...]

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Electrical and computer engineering professor elected chair

Jul. 28, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

Prof. Dave Michelson was elected Chair of the Wavefront Wireless Commercialization Centre’s Academic Advisory Board and to a seat on Wavefront’s board of directors. During his two-year term, Michelson and his team will help Wavefront develop and execute a strategy for helping universities connect with the wireless industry and commercialize innovative wireless technology developed by [...]

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English professor receives Konrad Adenauer Research award

Jul. 28, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

Prof. Dennis Danielson from the Dept. of English is the recipient of this year’s Konrad Adenauer Research Award, jointly administered by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Royal Society of Canada and the University of Toronto. Danielson was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in 1990-1991. For details, visit http://www.english.ubc.ca/.

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Louise Cowin appointed Vice President, Students

Jul. 28, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC’s Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Louise Cowin as the new Vice President, Students. Cowin will begin her five-year term in October 2011. Cowin has held a variety of university administrative and teaching roles, the most recent as Warden of Hart House at the University of Toronto. In her new role as [...]

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UBC This Week

Jul. 28, 2011 | Filed under: UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases July 26: UBC researchers create more powerful “lab-on-a-chip” for genetic analysis July 22: Louise Cowin appointed Vice President, Students Upcoming Event Highlights July 29: International Night! July 30: Beginner Cheese Making Class July 30: Optional Guided Campus Walking Tour – August 2011 University-Wide New Faculty and Staff Welcome Orientation  Aug. 1: [...]

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UBC researchers create more powerful “lab-on-a-chip” for genetic analysis

Jul. 26, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , ,

UBC researchers have invented a silicone chip that could make genetic analysis far more sensitive, rapid, and cost-effective by allowing individual cells to fall into place like balls in a pinball machine. The UBC device – about the size of a nine-volt battery – allows scientists to simultaneously analyze 300 cells individually by routing fluid [...]

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Louise Cowin appointed Vice President, Students

Jul. 22, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , ,

The University of British Columbia Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Louise Cowin as the new Vice President, Students. Cowin will begin her five-year term in October 2011.

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Student teams from across Canada race robots at UBC

Jul. 22, 2011 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

Event:  UBC Thunderbird Robotics hosts 7th annual International Autonomous Robot Racing Competition and Exhibition Date:  Saturday, July 23, 2011 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. –  Exhibition of latest in robotic advancements  2:30  p.m. – Drag race  3 p.m.  – Circuit race   Location:  Plaza north of the Student Union Building 6138 Student Union Boulevard, UBC [...]

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