UBC Reports | Vol. 58 | No. 3 | Feb. 29, 2012

UBC Reports

February 2012
Heather Kempthorne (pictured with Prof. Royann Petrell) works on the artificial estuary tank. Martin Dee Photograph

Part of the carbon storage solution

Eel-grass project gives engineering students hands-on learning

Lorraine Chan

Health mentor Hilary Brown (left to right) meets with students from his discussion group: Rosie Higgins (occupational therapy), Anita Rashidi (medical education) . Don Erhardt Photograph.

A new window on patients’ personal struggles

The Interprofessional Health Mentors Program is matching 23 people grappling with chronic conditions with 90 students in a bid to help these future health professionals gain deeper insights into the barriers, frustrations and choices patients face.

By Brian Kladko

A view of the majestic Himalayas. Photograph by Everest Research Team.

Atop Everest for health research

The School of Health and Exercise Sciences at UBC’s Okanagan campus is sending a 25-member team of international scientists on a six-week research expedition in April to Everest’s Pyramid laboratory.

Paul Marck

Journalism Prof. Alfred Hermida is the winner of this year’s President’s Award for Public Education through media. Reilly Lievers Photograph

Shining stars

School of Journalism professor Alfred Hermida has won the President’s Award for Public Education through Media. He is one of 22 researchers being honoured during this year’s Celebrate Research Week, Mar. 2-9.

Brian Lin

Only 3 minutes to save the world

UBC grad students get to the crux of the matter

Carolynne Ciceri

Mary Kitagawa has led the campaign for UBC to award honorary degrees to the Japanese Canadian students affected by internment. Tosh Kitagawa Photograph

Righting a 70-year wrong

The treatment of Japanese Canadians and Japanese nationals during the Second World War is a dark period of Canadian history. Now‚ 70 years later, the University of British Columbia will recognize its own involvement. UBC will grant honorary degrees to Japanese Canadian students who were unable to complete their studies when they were sent to internment camps in 1942.

Heather Amos

From green streets to smart energy, UBC is building a model sustainable c ommunity for campus residents. Albert Normandin Photograph

Five ways UTown@UBC is innovating sustainability

How do theoretical concepts of sustainability translate into real-world changes? One way is to use UTown@UBC, UBC’s on-campus residential community, as a “Living Lab” for testing sustainable practices.

Scott Steedman

Anniversary of Japan disaster: UBC Library exhibit

Anniversary of Japan disaster: UBC Library exhibit supports reflection, healing

One year after a devastating triple disaster rocked Japan and shocked the world, UBC Library is commemorating the event with a multifaceted exhibition, providing context, reflection and healing.

Glenn Drexhage

UBC Geography Prof. David Edgington is investigating the lessons of Japan’s 2011 earthquake. Martin Dee Photograph

One year after

Japan’s citizens are still reeling from what UBC Geography Prof. David Edgington calls “the triple disaster” of March 11, 2011. UBC Reports asked the Japan expert about clean-up efforts and the likelihood of a similar event in B.C.

Nick Lewis

UBC researcher Wendy Hall has advice for wrung out parents whose toddlers won’t go to sleep.

Sleepless children, exhausted parents

In a recent study with 58 children aged one to three-years who attended daycare, UBC researcher Wendy Hall looked at the correlations between their sleep patterns and behaviour at home and at daycare.

Lorraine Chan

Early Alert comes to UBC

Student mental health is fundamental to learning and UBC has made it a goal to create a campus community that promotes wellbeing. To help achieve this goal, UBC has launched a new program called Early Alert.

Heather Amos

Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic plays at UBC's Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre during the Davis Cup.

Tennis madness sweeps UBC

France and Canada’s top tennis stars battled it out at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre in February as UBC hosted the Davis Cup. Kavie Toor—UBC’s point man for hosting this international sporting event—shared his excitement with UBC Reports.

Kavie Toor

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