Archive for July, 2011

UBC This Week

Jul. 21, 2011 | Filed under: UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases July 20: Discovery may overcome obstacle for quantum computing: UBC, California researchers July 20: UBC graduate student discovers key to “bifocals” in mangrove fish species July 19: UBC Library and Vancouver Aquarium reveal Vancouver’s secret waterways July 18: Rumana Monzur completes initial medical care July 18: UBC Documentary shows hidden human [...]

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Asia Pacific Memo update – Joint Japanese and Taiwanese businesses in China

Jul. 21, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

Twice-weekly, Asia Pacific Memo (APM) publishes short essays or video interviews about current issues in Asia and across the Pacific at http://www.asiapacificmemo.ca/ July 19: Through Taiwan is the Shortest Route between Japan and China, by UBC Prof. David Edgington July 14: Thailand Post-election Analysis: Crisis and Opportunity, by UBC PhD student, Aim Sinpeng

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Beaty Museum presents Gyotaku: the Japanese art of Fishprinting

Jul. 21, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

Japanese master fishprinter Mineo Ryuka Yamamoto will give a lecture on the history of gyotaku and a demonstration on the ancient form, followed by a fishprinting workshop using scallops.             Date:    July 28             Time:    7 p.m. (lecture), 8:15 (workshop)             Info:     Register at www.biodiversity.ubc.ca/register

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UBC orthopaedics professor inducted as CAE Fellow

Jul. 21, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

Dr. Tom Oxland, Acting Director and Principal Investigator, International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD), and professor in the Dept. of Orthopaedics at UBC, was honoured with induction as a Fellow of the Canadian Association of Engineers (CAE) in June, 2011, in recognition of his distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession. For more [...]

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Mobile web survey – win iPod Touch

Jul. 21, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC Public Affairs and UBC IT are undergoing a consultative phase to assess the university’s needs for a mobile web presence. In the UBC Mobile Web Survey, the community is asked to provide insight to their specific needs for accessing resources and information through mobile devices (e.g. cellphones, smartphones, tablets, etc.) Participants who complete the [...]

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Superposition

Discovery may overcome obstacle for quantum computing: UBC, California researchers

Jul. 20, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , ,

Researchers have made a major advance in predicting and quashing environmental decoherence, a phenomenon that has proven to be one of the most formidable obstacles standing in the way of quantum computing.

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UBC graduate student discovers key to “bifocals” in mangrove fish species

Jul. 20, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

A “four-eyed” fish that sees simultaneously above and below the water line has offered up a dramatic example of how gene expression allows organisms to adapt to their environment.

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UBC Library and Vancouver Aquarium reveal Vancouver’s secret waterways

Jul. 19, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized

Vancouver’s vanished streams and waterways can be discovered once again thanks to a digitization project involving UBC Library and the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre. UBC Library digitized the content of the Aquarium’s paper maps from the 1970s, allowing both scholars and the public to see the paths of old streams and the original shoreline [...]

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Rumana Monzur completes initial medical care

Jul. 18, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , ,

Further to an update provided via UBC on July 14, masters student Rumana Monzur completed eye surgeries last week. Four surgeries were performed in an attempt to establish some vision, but the severity of the injuries were found to be beyond repair.

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Student Sarah Buell prepares to interview an opium farmer in Rajasthan, India, for the documentary Freedom From Pain. Photo by: Evan Duggan

UBC Documentary shows hidden human rights crisis of medical pain

Jul. 18, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia Graduate School of Journalism’s International Reporting Program (IRP) has partnered with Al Jazeera English to produce Freedom From Pain, a half hour documentary that will air on the program People & Power on Wednesday, July 20.

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