UBC Reports | Vol. 57 | No. 11 | Dec. 1, 2011

UBC Reports

December 2011

Program inspires equality and inclusion

UBC prof leads new eight-month program to empower people with intellectual disabilities

Basil Waugh

We go through a series of psychological processes to rationalize our shopping choices, says Assoc. Prof. Katherine White. Martin Dee Photograph

Why fashionistas dislike copycats

Sauder marketing prof explores mysteries of consumer behaviour

Lorraine Chan

UBC economist Giovanni Gallipoli questions the cost-effectiveness of “tough-on-crime” policies. Martin Dee Photograph

Prevention trumps punishment

Investing in high school graduation pays off

Basil Waugh

UBC’s Teacher Education Program gets a makeover

The continuously evolving role of educators along with growing concerns over job-shortages for new teachers prompted the overhaul of UBC’s one-year Teacher Education Program at the Vancouver campus.

Heather Amos

Jessica Lemes da Silva is a student in UBC's B.Ed program for music education; she is also working with UBC's Concert Wind Band. Don Erhardt Photographs

Preparing teachers for the job market

In 2010, roughly 2,700 new teachers were certified in British Columbia but only about 1,500 new positions were available.

Heather Amos

Vicki Green encourages her students to search out alternative teaching sites. Darren Handschuh Photograph

You want to be a teacher? Then get out of the classroom

UBC’s Okanagan campus education students go beyond their textbooks

Darren Handschuh

Many sports medicine practitioners make use of Dr. Chan Gunn's inrtramuscular stimulation technique. Martin Dee Photograph

Pioneering pain management

Chan Gunn has a cure for much of the world’s physical pain — the aches and strains that don’t usually show up on MRIs or X-rays, but can be debilitating nonetheless.

Brian Kladko

UBC Dentistry students reach out to elementary schools as part of their community service learning. Faculty of Dentistry Photograph

Reaching vulnerable populations in oral health care

Canada’s pluralistic society offers keys

Lorraine Chan

UBC PhD student Chris Willie recently was awarded the distinction of a Killam Predoctoral Scholarship. Darren Handschuh Photograph

Student unlocks secrets to blood flow in brain

Research excellence fuels global quest to understand disease links

Paul Marck

An undergraduate research award gave alumnus Andrew Hughes the opportunity to study how the brain processes emotion. Don Erhardt Photograph

New campaign harnesses the power of alumni, donors

UBC launches start an evolution—a new fundraising and alumni engagement campaign

Heather Amos

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