Archive for September, 2012

Fish getting smaller as the oceans warm: UBC research

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

Changes in ocean and climate systems could lead to smaller fish, according to a new study led by fisheries scientists at the University of British Columbia.

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The Lew family & Law Dean Mary Ann Bobinski. Photo: Martin Dee

UBC Law receives $2M gift: Second largest donation to UBC Law by an individual

Sep. 28, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

In memory of their late husband and father, Franklin Lew, Joan and Derek Lew have made a $2 million gift to the Faculty of Law at UBC.

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UBC This Week 27-Sep-2012

Sep. 27, 2012 | Filed under: UBC This Week

  Recent UBC Media Releases Sep 27 New UBC-Langara program to help more Aboriginal students get university degrees Sep 26 UBC receives $1M from Coast Capital Savings to propel social ventures Sep 26 UBC housing plan to increase affordability and choice for faculty, staff and students Sep 25 Backpack-toting birds help UBC researchers reveal migratory divide, [...]

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Asia Pacific Memo: Tourism businesses in Asia must be socially responsible

Sep. 27, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Short text memos or video interviews on current issues in Asia and across the Pacific are published twice-weekly on the Asia Pacific Memo series. • Tourism Businesses in Asia Must Be Socially Responsible, by UBC visiting associate professor Azilah Kasim • The Indonesian Education Dilemma: High Test Scores or Genuine Learning? By University of the Sunshine Coast’s [...]

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Volunteers needed for fourth annual Allies in Health Fair, Oct. 31

Sep. 27, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

The Division of Health Care Communication is seeking volunteers (one or more hours) on Oct. 31 for their Allies in Health community and patient fair held at UBC. Volunteers will have the opportunity to converse with community members, health advocates, patients, family members, and care providers, network with students from various health disciplines and contribute [...]

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Sea Around Us Project launches fishing down website

Sep. 27, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Sea Around Us Project has launched http://www.fishingdown.org/, a website about the concept of “fishing down” in marine ecosystems, whereby fisheries have a tendency to deplete longer lived, high-trophic level species first, causing a decline in the mean trophic level of catches from an ecosystem. The site provides scientific references and aggregates case studies illustrating the [...]

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TerreWEB students featured in the New York Times for film work

Sep. 27, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC science graduate students were featured in a New York Times blogpost for their video, created in a film bootcamp organized by TerreWEB at UBC. With no experience in filmmaking, the students had three days to debunk a science myth using film as a medium. The workshop was given by scientist turned Los Angeles filmmaker [...]

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Civil engineering alumni receive architectural award

Sep. 27, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC alumni Paul Fast (BASc Civil, ‘81) and Gerald Epp (BASc Civil, ‘81, MEng Civil, ‘83), partners of Fast + Epp, were recently recognized with the World Architecture News Engineering Award for 2012 for their project, the Visitor Centre for the VanDusen Botanical Gardens. For more information, visit http://www.civil.ubc.ca/index.php. Fast will be speaking as part [...]

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UBC j-school receives five COPA nominations

Sep. 27, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC’s Graduate School of Journalism is among the finalists for the fourth annual 2012 Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPA). The School is nominated in the Green division of COPA, which honours excellence in digital journalism and design from magazines, newspapers, broadcasters and online-only publishers. Winners will be announced Oct. 22 at The Hoxton in Toronto. [...]

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UBC researcher receives HHMI International Biomedical award

Sep. 27, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Prof. Natalie Strynadka from the Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UBC Faculty of Medicine is one of 13 researchers announced by Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to receive a Senior International Research Scholar (SIRS) award. The awards support outstanding biomedical scientists working outside the United States who have made significant contributions to fundamental [...]

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