UBC Reports | Vol. 57 | No. 9 | Oct. 5, 2011

UBC Reports

October 2011
Student leaders urge mental wellness by promoting a balanced life. Martin Dee Photograph

How to thrive at UBC: eight dimensions of well-being

Student leaders urge mental wellness by promoting a balanced life

Michael Richards a UBC archeologist, is helping Vancouver’s coroner to investigate unsolved murders. Martin Dee Photograph

UBC archeologist partners with coroner to solve cold cases

From cold cases to cavemen, a UBC archeologist is solving buried mysteries using technologies that would make Indiana Jones trade in his trusty whip.

By Basil Waugh

What sinks first, diet or regular cola? Science educator Samson Nashon shows this simple experiment to future teachers as a simple way to engage their students. Martin Dee Photograph

Lessons on how we learn best

Ground curriculum in real life. The everyday holds keys to knowledge.

By Lorraine Chan

Celebrate Learning Week

Celebrate Learning Week turns the lens on those “aha” moments when theory becomes practice and ideas blossom into action.

UBC Prof. Andrew Baron is making psychology research fun for families at Science World. Martin Dee Photograph

UBC Science World lab promotes fun, learning and tolerance

An interactive new UBC psychology lab at Vancouver’s Science World aims to make science fun for kids and parents, while improving our understanding of early child development.

By Basil Waugh

UBC students Florence Yip (left) and Keely Johnson explore the exacting science of cheese production. Martin Dee Photograph

Blessed are the cheesemakers

Educating food scientists.

By Lorraine Chan

Food science students survey industry, alumni

Overall, UBC is doing an outstanding job preparing food scientists. However, more hands-on, industry-related experience would greatly enhance the majors, according to a recent study conducted by the Faculty of Land and Food Systems (LFS).

2011 United Way


UBC’s annual United Way Campaign kicks off October 17. After the success of the 2010 campaign, when UBC won the Quantum Leap Giving Award from the United Way of the Lower mainland for dramatically increasing its giving over the previous year, the stakes are high for 2011.

By Heather Amos

Patrice Kong, a physical therapy student, measures the shoulder range of patient Jim Butterworth. Hyman Gee Photograph

A clinic where students run the shop

Patients eager for rehab services

By Brian Kladko

Stress, anxiety, depression: just another part of student life… right?

Resources and tools can help students build healthy minds, the first step toward academic success.

By Heather Amos

UBC graduate student Fazle Sadi is working on complex algorithms that allow skiers to record height, drop and air-time of a jump. Darren Handschuh Photograph

Making a smarter ski goggle in the middle of summer

Sharper algorithms = more air time = better stunts

By Darren Handschuh

Srikantha Phani (left) and Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu test small strips of PVC. Martin Dee Photograph


Reflections on academic life

By Lorraine Chan

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