Archive for October, 2011

UBC hosts Indian residential schools dialogue

Oct. 31, 2011 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed

The University of British Columbia is hosting a full-day dialogue on the Indian residential school system.

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UBC releases new information on animal research

Oct. 28, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , ,

The University of British Columbia is publishing on its Animal Research website information on the total number of animals involved in research during 2010, the major species groupings, and the degree of invasiveness of the research activities.

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UBC This Week

Oct. 27, 2011 | Filed under: UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases Oct. 25: 2010 Winter Olympics provided economic and cultural boost Oct. 22: UBC announces “Name a Spider” contest winner to mark first anniversary of Beaty Biodiversity Museum   Upcoming Event Highlights Oct. 28: The future of learning in Canada Oct. 28: Women’s Hockey vs. Regina Cougars Oct. 29: Great Trek Oct. 29: [...]

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‘Food for all’ conference and grants

Oct. 27, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC hosted ”Food for All: A Conference on Poverty and Global Food Security” on Oct. 15. The conference addressed issues of global food shortages and the volatile upswings in food prices and discussed possible solutions for these issues. Speakers included Marc Lee, senior economist for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and Mark Fried, policy coordinator for Oxfam [...]

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Asia Pacific Memo update – Water conservation on the Tibetan Plateau; foreign workers in East Asia

Oct. 27, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

Current issues in Asia and across the Pacific are published through short text memos or video interviews twice-weekly in the Asia Pacific Memo series.  Oct 25 – Water Conservation on the Tibetan Plateau Oct 20 – Foreign Workers and the Wildfires of Democracy in East Asia To read and subscribe to the memos, visit http://www.asiapacificmemo.ca/

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Exhibition and staged reading: Thunderstorm by Cao Yu

Oct. 27, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

Theatre at UBC and the UBC Faculty of Arts present Thunderbird by Cao Yu which will include staged readings and an accompanying international touring exhibition (from Leeds University). Created by Yu’s step-daughter Ruru Li about Cao Yu’s life, they are part of a worldwide celebration of the centennial of Cao Yu’s birth. Known as the [...]

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What Did Galileo Know of Arabic/Islamic Science and How Did He Know It?

Oct. 27, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC Applied Science presents “What Did Galileo Know of Arabic/Islamic Science and How Did He Know It?” Prof. George Saliba from the Dept. of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University, will be addressing the Vancouver Institute. Date:    Oct. 29 Time:    8:15 p.m. Place:   Lecture Hall No. 2, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, 2194 [...]

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UBC NSERC Chair in Design Engineering sponsors distinguished lecturer

Oct. 27, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

Prof. Larry Leifer, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, will present “Dancing with Ambiguity: Embracing the Tension between Innovation and Decision-making in the Design Process.”  Over the past thirty years, a powerful methodology for innovation has emerged: design thinking. It integrates human, business and technical factors in problem forming, solving and design. Date:    Nov. 1 [...]

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UBC Killam community gathers in Vancouver next week

Oct. 27, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

If you are a member of the UBC community, “Killam” may mean a great deal more to your teaching, learning or research experience than you realize. Since the establishment of the trusts in 1965 from the fortune of Izaak Walton Killam and Dorothy J. Killam, nearly 2,000 UBC faculty, postdocs and graduate students have directly [...]

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B.C. History Digitization Program open for applications

Oct. 27, 2011 | Filed under: UBC People

Applications are being accepted for the next round of funding from the British Columbia History Digitization Program (BCHDP). This initiative, launched by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre in 2006, provides matching funds to help libraries, archives, museums and other organizations around the province digitize materials that tell the tale of B.C.’s history. Past projects [...]

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