UBC Reports | Vol. 58 | No. 3 | Feb. 29, 2012
Eel-grass project gives engineering students hands-on learning
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
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.
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.
UBC grad students get to the crux of the matter
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.