UBC Reports | Vol. 58 | No. 9 | Oct. 4, 2012

UBC Reports

October 2012
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Judge zombies not, lest ye be judged

PhD student Kelly Doyle says zombies represent what we hate and fear most about ourselves and society.

Jody Jacob

Who is better for Canada: Obama or Romney?

Who is better for Canada: Obama or Romney?

Political scientists Richard Johnston and Paul Quirk help us understand the final weeks of the U.S. election

Basil Waugh

Countesy of Understanding Animal Research Photograph

Keeping watch

UBC academics plan an international forum to explore new models of governing animal research that enhance public involvement

Brian Lin

Prof. Yves Tiberghien of UBC's Institute of Asian Research

Changes at the top: China shakes up leaders

Yves Tiberghien discusses the likely challenges facing an October leadership transition.

Basil Waugh

New UBC Film Prof. Garvin Eddy is working to make Hollywood set design more sustainable. Martin Dee Photograph

Lights, cameras… sustainable set design

Emmy winning ‘green’ set designer Garvin Eddy joins UBC’s Dept. of Theatre and Film

Loren Plottel

Renee Zhang is one of 17 students in UBC's new Master's of Museum Education program. Martin Dee Photograph

Bringing museums to life

Renee Zhang is one of 17 students enrolled in a new masters program designed to help museums engage their patrons.

Heather Amos

Jinhua Zhao has worked with New York, Hong Kong, Chicago, London and Boston to improve their transit systems. Martin Dee Photograph

Public transit: lessons from the great cities of the world

Some cities are resorting to tough love to reduce traffic congestion and pollution says Jinhua Zhao.

Lorraine Chan

Dr. Chris Wyatt (left) and Dr. Angela Wong (centre) consult with patient Lai Ling Chan at the Simon KY Lee Seniors Care Home. Don Erhardt Photograph

UBC dentists keep seniors smiling

Dementia and elderly physical disabilities such as rheumatoid arthritis make dental care for seniors challenging.

Lorraine Chan

Joanne Young volunteers with UBC's United Way campaign—an annual fundraising campaign that supports 190 non-profit organizations in the Lower Mainland and central Okanagan. Martin Dee Photograph

I give because…

Annual United Way campaign kicks off October 9

Heather Amos

Let’s Celebrate Learning!

5th annual Celebrate Learning Week October 27 – November 4

A chance to come clean

New policy reduces student discipline hearings

Heather Amos

John Mitchell became a professor in 1964, and retired this year from UBC's Okanagan campus. Darren Handschuh Photograph

Outtakes: The times, they are a-changin’

Retiring Prof. John Mitchell reflects on encounters with Bob Dylan, Timothy Leary and how universities have (not) changed in 48 years.

Paul Marck

In the news

Highlights of UBC media coverage

Heather Amos

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