Archive for September, 2011

UBC This Week

Sep. 29, 2011 | Filed under: UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases Sep. 28: start an evolution: UBC launches Canada’s largest fundraising and alumni engagement campaign Sep. 23: UBC MBA ranked among world’s top programs for social, ethical and environmental leadership Sep. 23: New UBC law building opens following Canada’s largest law school donor campaign   Upcoming Event Highlights Sep. 30: The BC Pharmacy Association [...]

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Emeritus professor presents lecture on King James Bible

Sep. 29, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

Prof. R. Gerald Hobbs, emeritus professor of Church History & Music at the Vancouver School of Theology, is presenting “An Eighty-Year journey: The Making of the King James Bible” on Oct. 3 at noon in the Dodson Room of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The event is held in conjunction with “The 400th Anniversary [...]

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Smart Business, Small Business: speaker event

Sep. 29, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

The Small Business Accelerator (SBA), an initiative of UBC’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, celebrates Business Development Bank of Canada’s Small Business Week on Oct. 17 at 5:30pm with two speakers: Paul Cubbon, a marketing instructor at UBC’s Sauder School of Business, and George Moen, a UBC alumnus, serial entrepreneur and president of Blenz, the [...]

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UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture hosts discussion of future development

Sep. 29, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

The UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) is presenting Shift – a discussion on which paradigm shift will have the greatest positive effect on the development of our region — on Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at UBC Robson Square.  The panel includes UBC professors Patrick Condon and Bill Pechet and will be [...]

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Celebrate Learning Week promotes teaching and learning at UBC

Sep. 29, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

Celebrate Learning Week, held Oct. 29-Nov. 6, is a week-long showcase to celebrate teaching and learning across UBC Vancouver. Lectures, information sessions, poster sessions, student advising activities, workshops and other events will promote learning and development opportunities. Many of the events are free and open to UBC faculty, staff, students and the community.  For more information visit [...]

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International UBC staff volunteer program accepting 2012 applications until Oct. 7

Sep. 29, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC’s international volunteer program for staff, Leave for Change, is accepting applications for the 2012 program year until Oct. 7. Those interested in the program can download an application form at http://www.focusonpeople.ubc.ca/leave-for-change/ to apply by the deadline.  Every year, UBC sends six staff members abroad on the Leave for Change program to volunteer in developing [...]

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UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences welcomes first expanded class

Sep. 29, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences welcomed 224 incoming students on Sept. 9 as part of the Faculty’s annual White Coat Ceremony. This year’s expanded class represents an admission increase of 47 per cent over previous years.  “Each year, we present students with a white coat and ask them to take a pledge of professionalism, both [...]

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New book on Cascadia subduction zone features UBC professor

Sep. 29, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

Prof. Barbara Lence, a faculty member of the UBC Civil Engineering department, is among the scientists and engineers featured in Cascadia’s Fault, a new book about the Cascadia subduction zone. This hidden crack in the floor of the Pacific Ocean, running from Vancouver Island to northern California, is the tectonic boundary between two plates of [...]

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UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences appoints Kevin Letchford assistant professor

Sep. 29, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

The UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences announces the appointment of Kevin Letchford to the position of Assistant Professor, part-time (non-tenure track). Letchford earned his BSc (Chem) and BSc (Pharm) at UBC and practiced as a community pharmacist in Kelowna, BC before returning to UBC to complete his PhD under the direction of Helen Burt. Letchford [...]

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Asia Pacific Memos examine impact of Xinhai Revolution

Sep. 29, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

The worldwide commemoration of the centennial of the Xinhai Revolution, which ended China’s Qing dynasty and founded a republican China, starts this October. A series of Memos examines the impact of the revolution and its aftermath on China and its neighbours:  The Democracy Card, by Prof. Diana Lary The Xinhai Revolution and Counter Revolution on [...]

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