Archive for March, 2012

UBC Board of Governors welcomes two new appointed members

Mar. 30, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags:

The University of British Columbia Board of Governors welcomes two new appointees to the University board. Dr. Gerry Karr, founder and medical director of the first Okanagan Valley Renal Dialysis Program at Penticton Regional Hospital, and Jason McLean, president and CEO of the McLean Group, have been appointed by the provincial government for two-year terms that began on February 16, 2012.

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Some corals like it hot: Heat stress may help coral reefs survive climate change

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

A team of international scientists working in the central Pacific have discovered that coral which has survived heat stress in the past is more likely to survive it in the future.

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UBC comments on Metro Vancouver’s interest in governance of the Point Grey campus lands

Mar. 30, 2012 | Filed under: Extra

Statement by Stephen Owen, VP External, Legal and Community Relations, University of British Columbia

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Federal budget recognizes integral role of universities and university research to Canadian prosperity

Mar. 29, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , ,

Faced with a challenging fiscal environment, today’s federal budget sends a clear signal to Canada’s research universities. While other jurisdictions have dramatically reduced investments in government-supported R&D, the federal government’s continued support positions Canada to become a global leader in research and innovation.

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UBC This Week 29-March-2012

Mar. 29, 2012 | Filed under: UBC This Week

  Recent UBC Media Releases Mar 29 UBC researchers identify genetic regulators hijacked by avian and swine flu viruses during human infection Mar 28 Coffee and other stimulant drugs may cause high achievers to slack off: UBC study Mar 28 Asian Canadian LGB teens face greater health risks as dual minorities: UBC research Mar 27 [...]

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Under One Roof: An Open House and Dialogue, hosted by CityStudio

Mar. 29, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

CityStudio will host an open house and dialogue with an exhibition of over 200 inter-disciplinary student projects in line with Vancouver’s Greenest City 2020 Goals. CityStudio is a collaboration between the City of Vancouver and six public post-secondary institutions that engage students in courses and projects that help Vancouver reach its Greenest City Goals. UBC [...]

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UBC Wescadia Catering receives CATIE award

Mar. 29, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Executive Chef Piyush Sahay and his culinary team from Wescadia Catering, UBC Food Services, have received the Catered Arts Through Innovative Excellence (CATIE) Best Main Course Plate award for their braised bison shortribs entrée. The CATIE award was presented by the International Caterers Association at the Catersource Annual Conference and Trade show.

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UBC Press books recognized

Mar. 29, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Two UBC Press books have been shortlisted for the 2012 John W. Dafoe Book Prize for non-fiction excellence about Canada, Canadians, and the Canadian nation in international affairs. Donica Belisle’s Retail Nation: Department Stores and the Making of Modern Canada and Timothy Wilford’s Canada’s Road to the Pacific War: Intelligence, Strategy, and the Far East [...]

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Electrical engineering student first Canadian student to win the NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship

Mar. 29, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Wilson Fung, a PhD student in electrical and computer engineering working under the supervision of Asst. Prof. Tor Aamodt, has become the first Canadian student to win the NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship. Selected as one of twelve PhD students from hundreds of applicants from three dozen countries, Fung has said of his research, “I am interested [...]

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Pharmacy grad students win travel awards

Mar. 29, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Ten graduate students from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC are winners of awards supporting travel to academic conferences. To read more, visit: http://www.pharmacy.ubc.ca/aboutus/faculty-news/2012-03-23

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