Archive for April, 2012

UBC This Week 19-Apr-2012

Apr. 19, 2012 | Filed under: UBC This Week

  Recent UBC Media Releases Apr 19 Volunteers lend a voice in 24-hour narrate-a-thon for persons with disabilities Apr 18 Scientists re-write rulebook on breast cancer in landmark global study Apr 18 Jellyfish on the rise: UBC study Apr 16 UBC remembers alumnus, forester and philanthropist Dr. Irving K. Barber, OC, OBC 1923 – 2012 [...]

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New profiles posted for Applied Science’s Class of 2012 Rising Stars

Apr. 19, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Graduating students of Applied Science’s Class of 2012 are featured on http://www.apsc.ubc.ca/stars/congregation12/index.php New profiles include: • Jacob Bayless, Engineering Physics • Saba Farmand, Masters in Landscape Architecture • Emily Landry, School of Engineering • Jared Whitehead, School of Civil Engineering

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Will You Be My Hands? Exploring Mixed-Ability Artistic Collaboration

Apr. 19, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Kate Collie is visiting Green College from the University of Alberta and the Arts in Medicine program at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton. Mia Weinberg, a Vancouver artist specializing in public art, has been Collie’s primary artistic collaborator since 2000. Collie recently lost some use of her hands. Their latest collaboration are paintings, made [...]

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Asia Pacific Memo update – National Testing in Japan and Australia

Apr. 19, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Short text memos or video interviews on current issues in Asia and across the Pacific are published twice-weekly at http://www.asiapacificmemo.ca/ Two most recent Memos: Apr. 17 – National Testing in Japan and Australia: To Publish or Not to Publish Scores? Keita Takayama, University of New England, Australia. Apr. 12 – Exporting “Tough on Crime” Policy [...]

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Computer science graduate student receives Faculty of Science Graduate Prize

Apr. 19, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Computer Science graduate student Ron Maharik is the recipient of the Faculty of Science Graduate Prize. The award recognizes a Faculty of Science student whose record is the best in the graduating class for a Master’s degree with thesis. For more information, visit https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2012/04/ron-maharik-receives-faculty-science-graduate-prize.

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Pharmacy student to attend science forum in Korea

Apr. 19, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Jenny Hanbi Kim, a graduate student from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC, has been selected to attend the 2012 Young Generation Forum (YGF) in Korea. This international forum draws 80 university science and engineering students from all over the world to exchange knowledge, network, and participate in five days of workshops. Kim is [...]

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SCARP’s Bill Rees receives honourary doctorate from Laval

Apr. 19, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Professor Emeritus William (Bill) Rees of the School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) has received an honourary doctorate from Laval University. To view photos of the event, visit http://www.scarp.ubc.ca/news/2012/apr/17/bill-rees-honourary-doctorate-laval-university

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CACS/AIC awards computer science professor

Apr. 19, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Associate Professor Joanna McGrenere from the Department of Computer Science at UBC has been awarded the Canadian Association of Computer Science / Association d’Informatique Canadienne (CACS/AIC) Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Prize. The prize recognizes young computer science faculty members at Canadian universities within 10 years of their Ph.D. who have made significant contributions in [...]

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WMAP project tops Thomson Reuters’ “Hottest Research” list for 2011

Apr. 19, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Three Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) reports are at the top of Thomson Reuters’ “Hottest Research of 2011” list. Mark Halpern and Gary Hinshaw, of UBC Physics and Astronomy, are involved in the WMAP project, a NASA mission providing data for cosmology, the study of the universe as a whole. For more information, visit http://www.phas.ubc.ca/wmap-tops-thomson-reuters-%E2%80%9Chottest-research%E2%80%9D-list-2011

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UBC professor receives Bank of Canada Governor’s Award

Apr. 19, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

The Bank of Canada announced that UBC economics professor Francesco Trebbi is this year’s recipient of the Governor’s Award. Trebbi’s current research focuses on the political economy dynamics related to the financial crisis, consistency of financial sector regulation and the impact of housing market dynamics on the real economy. The Governor’s Award recognizes outstanding academics [...]

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