Archive for January, 2012

Student invention first to secure seed money from new UBC entrepreneurship fund

Jan. 31, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

An invention developed by students in a joint Sauder School of Business–UBC Engineering undergraduate class is the first to secure seed money from a new University of British Columbia entrepreneurship fund.

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UBC releases additional information on animal research

Jan. 30, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , ,

New information released today on the University of British Columbia Animal Research website outlines the main purposes for which animals were involved in research and educational activities in 2010.

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Chinese New Year Party

Jan. 27, 2012 | Filed under: Events

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Canada Foundation for Innovation, Dialogues at UBC Robson Square

Jan. 26, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and UBC present four public talks in the areas of brain health, regenerative building design, child development and quantum computing in Canada Foundation for Innovation, Dialogues at UBC Robson Square.   In the second of these talks — “Redefining ‘green’: Buildings that improve the natural and human condition” – Prof. [...]

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UBC hosts largest site of global, 48-hour video-game programming marathon

Jan. 26, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Vancouver’s hottest young video-game talents face off this weekend at Vancouver’s Global Game Jam 2012, part of a 48-hour, world-wide programming marathon.

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UBC This Week 26-Jan-2012

Jan. 26, 2012 | Filed under: UBC This Week

  Recent UBC Media Releases Jan. 25 UBC gains $9.8M federal investment to advance Canadian composites industry Jan. 23 Monogamy reduces major social problems of polygamist cultures Jan. 23 UBC applicants need more than just grades       Upcoming Event Highlights Jan. 27 MP Breakfast Connection: Impact of Climate Change on World Oceans Jan. [...]

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Asia Pacific Memo update – East Asia’s Digital Economy

Jan. 26, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

The Asia Pacific Memo series publishes twice-weekly memos or video interviews on current issues in Asia and across the Pacific. • Jan 24: East Asia’s Digital Economy (Video Interview with Dr. Ken Coates) (Part 1/2) To read the memos, visit http://www.asiapacificmemo.ca/

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A Conversation on Leadership and Creating a Sustainable Future – Perspectives from Sweden and Canada

Jan. 26, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Goran Carstedt and John Holmberg from Gothenburg, Sweden, and John Robinson from UBC, will have a dialogue on leadership and the development of a sustainable future. Carstedt will deliver a keynote address – ”Creating a Sustainable Future – the leadership challenge of our time” – sharing his perspectives on leadership as a senior executive of IKEA and [...]

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SCARP Student Symposium honours work of Tony Dorcey and Bill Rees

Jan. 26, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

The fourth annual School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) Student Symposium is themed around the work of professors William Rees and Anthony Dorcey in sustainability planning. Rees and Dorcey, both retiring after many years of teaching at SCARP, will give the morning keynotes and Richard Heinberg, author of The End of Growth, will give [...]

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Rumana Monzur Songs Unsung fundraising concert

Jan. 26, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

On Feb. 9, an evening of song will be held in honour of UBC graduate student Rumana Monzur. Last summer, Monzur was attacked and blinded by her former husband. The concert will feature performances by the Lungs and Limbs Ensemble, with songs composed especially for the event by the Composers’ Collective. Songs Unsung commemorates all [...]

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