Archive for May, 2012

UBC This Week 31-May-2012

May. 31, 2012 | Filed under: UBC This Week

  Recent UBC Media Releases May 28 Honorary Degree Ceremony for Japanese Canadian Students of 1942 May 25 UBC gains $3.8 million for major studies on religion, security, trade       Upcoming Event Highlights May 31 Department of Psychiatry 27th Annual Research Day May 31 Contexts of Work: Rethinking Priorities and Timelines in Working [...]

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Asia Pacific Memo update

May. 31, 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 the Asia Pacific Memo series http://www.asiapacificmemo.ca/ • Drivers’ Education in Japan: Personality Tests and ‘Road Rage?’ Mount Holyoke College’s Joshua Roth

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Indigenous educator recognized

May. 31, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Okanagan band member and indigenous educator Edna Terbasket has been awarded the Association of BC Deans of Education (ABCDE) Education Advocate of the Year award for 2012. Terbasket is a member of the UBC Okanagan Aboriginal Advisory Council, which helps create and strengthen Aboriginal programming and resources at the university. For more information, visit https://news.ok.ubc.ca/2012/05/30/prominent-indigenous-educator-recognized/.

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Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences receives $450,000 from BCPhA

May. 31, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC will receive $450,000 from the British Columbia Pharmacy Association (BCPhA), to be used for a student commons in the new pharmaceutical sciences building to open in September 2012. To read more, visit http://www.pharmacy.ubc.ca/aboutus/faculty-news/2012-05-30.

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2012 architecture graduating awards announced

May. 31, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

The award recipients in the Master of Architecture program for the current academic year have been announced. A list of awardees and award descriptions is available at http://www.sala.ubc.ca/about/news/2012-architecture-graduating-awards-announced.

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UBC grad student wins best student paper award

May. 31, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC graduate student Albert Jiang, together with faculty member Kevin Leyton-Brown, won the Best Student Paper Award at the Association for Computing Machinery Electronic Commerce Conference. For more information, visit https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2012/05/albert-jiang-and-kevin-leyton-brown-win-best-student-paper-award-acm-ec.

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UBC computer science team rank 18th at ACM Programming World Finals

May. 31, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

A team of three students from UBC Computer Science competed in the ACM Programming World Finals and came in 18th in world ranking. For more information, visit https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2012/05/ubc-team-ranked-34th-acm-world-finals

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UBC students receive Premier International Scholarships

May. 31, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

B.C.’s new International Education Strategy gives local students new opportunities to study abroad and welcomes those arriving from overseas. As part of the strategy, Advanced Education Minister Naomi Yamamoto announced $5 million for scholarships and research internships to assist students embarking on an international education experience. The scholarship winners from UBC are Alexa Geddes, Karly [...]

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Pharmaceutical Science professor appointed CSPS Fellow

May. 31, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Professor and dean emeritus Dr. Frank Abbott of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC has been appointed a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences (CSPS). To read more, visit http://www.pharmacy.ubc.ca/aboutus/faculty-news/2012-05-24

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