Archive for January, 2012

Finalists announced for 2012 Knigge Piano Competition

Jan. 26, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Two of the eight finalists announced in the 2012 Knigge Piano Competition are UBC students Jocelyn Lai and Yi Qing Tang. The competition is open to pianists aged 16 to 25 who are Canadian citizens or who are studying in Canada. At the final round on March 3, each finalist will present a 45-minute recital [...]

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Mechanical engineering student recognized with three scholarships

Jan. 26, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

The Dept. of Mechanical Engineering congratulates Connor Schellenberg-Beaver for receiving the Wesbrook Scholarship, the Harry Logan Memorial Scholarship and the Harold B & Nellie Boyes Memorial Scholarship. The Wesbrook Scholarship, one of UBC’s most prestigious designations, is given to a maximum of 20 senior students who exhibit outstanding academic performance, leadership, and involvement in student [...]

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UBC scientist awarded by Canada Foundation for Innovation

Jan. 26, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Susan Murch, associate professor of chemistry with the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at UBC’s Okanagan campus, has been awarded an infrastructure project grant of $309,437 by the Canada Foundation for Innovation. The grant will be used to acquire two specialized pieces of equipment for scientific analysis: a tissue culture chamber and [...]

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Anthony Tang receives CIHR-CMAJ top achievements in Health Research Award

Jan. 26, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Anthony Tang, professor in the Dept. of Medicine, received a 2011 Top Achievements in Health Research Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) for the impact of his work on the health of Canadians and others worldwide. Tang, along with George Wells from the University of [...]

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UBC alumnus appointed Canada’s new Parliamentary Poet Laureate

Jan. 26, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC alumnus Fred Wah has been appointed Canada’s new Parliamentary Poet Laureate. Wah graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Arts in 1962. He studied music and English at UBC and went on to complete a Master of Arts in Linguistics and Literature at the State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo in 1967. He [...]

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UBC gains $9.8M federal investment to advance Canadian composites industry

Jan. 25, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized

Businesses in western Canada’s manufacturing sector will be able to increase their competitive edge thanks to a federal investment of $9.8 million announced today at the University of British Columbia.

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AAAS media tour of North America’s greenest building, Canada’s largest blue whale exhibit at UBC

Jan. 24, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory | Tags:

Accredited newsroom registrants of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2012 Annual Meeting are invited to an exclusive media tour of two research facilities and meet scientists at the University of British Columbia on Feb. 15.

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Engineering students to show off design, ingenuity in relay race

Jan. 24, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

UBC Mechanical Engineering students will be showcasing their vehicle design and manufacturing talents in an energy-relay race. The 130 second-year students, divided into 20 teams, were given only three weeks to come up with four prototypes using different energy sources such as solar, battery or wind power.

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Monogamy reduces major social problems of polygamist cultures

Jan. 23, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, News Tip | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

In cultures that permit men to take multiple wives, the intra-sexual competition that occurs causes greater levels of crime, violence, poverty and gender inequality than in societies that institutionalize and practice monogamous marriage.

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UBC experts available to comment on global economic issues raised at Davos

Jan. 23, 2012 | Filed under: Expert Profile, Hot Topics, Media Release, News Feed, News Tip | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

With the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, approaching (Jan. 25-29) and another year of uncertainty expected in global financial markets, UBC experts are available to comment on international and national economic issues.

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