Archive for April, 2012

UBC This Week 26-Apr-2012

Apr. 26, 2012 | Filed under: UBC This Week

  Recent UBC Media Releases Apr 26 Analytic thinking can decrease religious belief: UBC study Apr 26 UBC Dentistry gains $1M to enhance patient-based research and knowledge transfer Apr 23 Preventing dementia: new research by VCH and UBC shows the trajectory of cognitive decline can be altered in seniors at risk for dementia Apr 23 [...]

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Green College and Global Civic Policy Society event

Apr. 26, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Former Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan will host another season of salons featuring Vancouver’s leaders and thinkers. Speakers for the May 16 Public Salon: Ideas That Move the City will include Charles Barber of City Opera, Jim Bolger, environmental ocean researcher, Carolyn Chan and Clancy Dennehy of Metal Dog, Hal Gunn of Inspire Health, Jas Johal, [...]

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Asia Pacific Memo update – International Student Mobility / Protests in China

Apr. 26, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Short text Memos or video interviews of current issues in Asia and across the Pacific are published twice-weekly on http://www.asiapacificmemo.ca/. The two most recent Memos: Apr. 24 – Regulating International Student Mobility Apr. 19 – Protests in China: Oppositional, or a Reflection of Faith in the System?

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Crane Library holds first narrate-a-thon

Apr. 26, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

 As part of National Volunteer Week, UBC Access and Diversity’s Crane Library hosted its first ever narrate-a-thon. For 24 hours on April 20, volunteers took turns narrating books for K-12 students in the Bella Coola School District.   Crane Library creates audio-recorded materials for persons with print disabilities and is one of the largest producers [...]

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UBC engineering students recognized

Apr. 26, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Harshul Srivastava has received the Larry K. Wilson Regional Student Activities Award in recognition of his exemplary service to the UBC IEEE Student Branch. For more information, visit http://www.ece.ubc.ca/ Chemical and Biological Engineering student James Butler has received the 2011/12 UBC Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award which recognizes UBC graduate students for their outstanding contribution [...]

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Computer science members awarded

Apr. 26, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Computer science undergraduate program assistant Chelsey Maher, PhD student Sarah Rastkar and lecturer Kimberly Voll have all received the Faculty of Science Achievement Award. The award recognizes staff, students and faculty whose contributions in service, administration, leadership and outreach have had a positive impact in achieving the goals of the Faculty of Science. For more [...]

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Pharmacy student wins first place in video competition

Apr. 26, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

First year student Zeeshan Dhanan from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC is the first-place winner of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists video competition. To read more and see the video, visit http://www.pharmacy.ubc.ca/aboutus/faculty-news/2012-04-24.

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UBC grad students receive 2012 Africa Initiative Graduate Research Grant

Apr. 26, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC graduate students are recipients of the Africa Initiative Graduate Research Grant (AIGRG) which supports Africa-and Canada-based graduate students undertaking policy-related research on Africa. The 2012 round of grants include 10 based at African universities and 10 based at Canadian institutions. • Charles Roger from UBC will be researching with Addis Ababa University. • Kieran Findlater from [...]

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UBC nursing faculty receive provincial awards of excellence

Apr. 26, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC School of Nursing faculty members Lynda Balneaves, Alison Phinney and Elsie Tan were recognized by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) for their contributions to the profession and for demonstrating excellence in relation to the CRNBC Professional Standards for Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/IwnUv5.

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UBC Killam Teaching Prize awarded to engineering prof

Apr. 26, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Electrical and Computer Engineering Prof. Leo Stocko has been recognized for outstanding achievement in teaching with the UBC Killam Teaching Prize. Faculty members are nominated by students, colleagues, and alumni for this award. For more information,visit http://www.ece.ubc.ca/news/201204/dr-stocco-wins-ubc-killam-teaching-prize.

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