Archive for March, 2012

New business venture by engineering and commerce students wins competition

Mar. 29, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Kaizen Biomedical, founded by UBC Engineering students Annelies Tjebbes (ECE), Neal O’Grady (MECH) and Mayank Kalra (MECH), and Sauder School of Business students Derek Li, Jennifer Vlasiu and Stephanie Wilson placed first at the Pacific Venture Capital Competition held March 24 in Vancouver. Their product, MobiChill, earned the team a $1,000 prize. Developed through a [...]

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Applied Science professors awarded most significant papers in FPGA

Mar. 29, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Faculty of Applied Science’s Prof. Steve Wilton and Assoc. Prof. Guy Lemieux were recognized for their papers, two of 25 most significant written in the last twenty years on Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA). After a year-long process, the papers were announced at the 20th International Symposium on FPGA hosted by the Association for Computer Machinery. [...]

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B.C. pharmacist immunization initiative wins award

Mar. 29, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

The Pharmacists and Immunization Working Group (PIWG) is the winner of the third annual B.C. Quality Awards under the category of Staying Healthy. PIWG members include Drs. Fawziah Marra and Glenda MacDonald of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC as well as representatives from the Ministry of Health, B.C. Pharmacy Association, College of Pharmacists [...]

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UBC mathematician lauded for education, outreach and leadership

Mar. 29, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC mathematics instructor Mark MacLean has been awarded the 2012 Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) Education Prize for his efforts in educational transformation, outreach and aboriginal engagement. For more information, visit: http://science.ubc.ca/news/608.

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PlaceSpeak teams with UBC prof in streetcar consultation

Mar. 29, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Vancouver-based online consultation platform PlaceSpeak has launched a survey asking if city residents support the reintroduction of streetcars to neighbourhoods. Vancouver is exploring the use of streetcars as a key element of the transition to more sustainable transportation modes. PlaceSpeak has teamed up with Patrick Condon at UBC to gauge the public’s interest in restoring [...]

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Faculty of Education announces inaugural Alumni Teacher Award

Mar. 29, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

The Faculty of Education launched the UBC Alumni Teacher Award in 2012 to recognize exceptional achievement by UBC teacher education graduates. The award grants $1,000 to the winning teacher and an honorarium of $1,000 to the recipient’s school for enrichment activities, programs, or development.   Justin Borsato (BHK ‘99, BEd ‘00) was chosen from among [...]

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Faculty of Dentistry professors honoured for outstanding contributions

Mar. 29, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Universitas 21 (U21) is honouring Dr. Karen Gardner in the Faculty of Dentistry for enhancing international dialogue among dental students. Gardner is the recipient of the inaugural U21 Award for Internationalisation for creating diastemas.net, a website that allows students to share and compare cases across three continents. For more information, visit: http://tinyurl.com/cwj29ma Dr. David Sweet, [...]

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Electrical and Computer Engineering’s Prof. David Pulfrey retires

Mar. 29, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Prof. David Pulfrey, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, came to UBC in 1968 as a postdoctoral teaching fellow and is retiring after 43 years. Named a Fellow of IEEE (2000) and the Canadian Academy of Engineering (2002), Pulfrey published over 130 refereed articles on semiconductor devices, ranging from solar cells to nanotransistors. The author [...]

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Vancouver elementary teacher recognized for outstanding classroom and community achievements

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

Grade 7 teacher Justin Borsato of Vancouver’s Britannia Elementary School has been named the winner of the first-ever UBC Alumni Teacher Award for his work in the community and his commitment to giving students every possible learning opportunity.

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UBC researchers identify genetic regulators hijacked by avian and swine flu viruses during human infection

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

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have identified a number of tiny but powerful “genetic regulators” that are hijacked by avian and swine flu viruses during human infection.

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