Archive for November, 2012

UBC This Week 29-Nov-2012

Nov. 29, 2012 | Filed under: UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases Nov. 29 Inviting customer complaints can kill business: UBC research Nov. 27 HIV/AIDS Treatment as Prevention strategy working in B.C. Montaner calls for national implementation Nov. 26 UBC experts for comment on NHL lockout Nov. 26 UBC experts for comment on U.S. fiscal cliff Nov. 23 UBC experts for comment on [...]

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Asia Pacific Memo: Thailand Increases Controls on Cyberspace Through Use of Archaic Laws; Upcoming Canada-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement

Nov. 29, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Twice-weekly, Asia Pacific Memo series publishes short text memos or video interviews on current issues in Asia and across the Pacific at http://www.asiapacificmemo.ca/. • Thailand Increases Controls on Cyberspace Through Use of Archaic Laws, by Kieran Bergmann at the University of Toronto • Upcoming Canada-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement – Lessons Learned from Korea, by Justin Elavathil, UBC [...]

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Annual Faraday Science Show: Go with the Flow, the Phenomenal Science of Fluids

Nov. 29, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

The Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Chemistry present the Faraday Show, UBC’s annual science lecture designed for children. The theme this year is “Go with the Flow, the Phenomenal Science of Fluids.” Date: Dec. 9, 2012 Time: 2 – 3:30 p.m. Place: UBC Hebb Theatre, 2045 East Mall Directions and parking, click here Info: Free [...]

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Engineering fall preview day

Nov. 29, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC Engineering professors, students and staff will introduce the world of engineering through one-on-one conversations, presentations, hands-on demonstrations and lab tours. Date:  Dec. 1, 2012 Time:  9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Place:  Lobby, 2360 East Mall, Chemical & Biological Engineering Building Parking: 2250 Health Science Mall, Health Sciences Parkade Info: Lab tour schedule

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Donate to the United Way and win a trip for two

Nov. 29, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC faculty and staff who donate to the 2012 UBC Vancouver campus United Way Campaign through the United Way E-Pledge or a paper pledge form will be automatically entered into a draw for a trip for two to anywhere in Canada or the continental U.S.A. Pledges must be made before Dec. 8 at 11:59 p.m. [...]

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24/7 hours at the Learning Centre

Nov. 29, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Back by popular demand, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre will be open 24 hours a day from Dec. 2-18 to accommodate students during the fall exam season. For more information, visit the Library website.

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Davis Cup ticket sales begin Dec. 3

Nov. 29, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

On Feb. 1-3, 2013, Canada will take on Spain in Davis Cup action at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre at UBC. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. This is the second year in a row that the Davis Cup will be held at the Doug Mitchell [...]

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Killam prize symposium broadcast on CBC Radio’s IDEAS

Nov. 29, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

Winners of the Canada Council’s Killam Prizes came together at the first Annual Killam Prize Symposium at Rideau Hall on Nov. 20. The panel discussion was hosted by David Johnston, the Governor General of Canada, and moderated by CBC Radio’s IDEAS host, Paul Kennedy. A broadcast of the event will air on CBC’s IDEAS on [...]

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New clinic to study mental illness

Nov. 29, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

A teaching and research clinic for treating mental illness, focused on individual and family mental health and well-being, has opened at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The Interprofessional Clinic is a collaborative venture between the Schools of Social Work and Nursing in the Faculty of Health and Social Development and the Psychology Department in the Irving K. [...]

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UBC grad student honoured with Mitacs Outstanding Research Achievement

Nov. 29, 2012 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC graduate student Joanna Triscott has won the Mitacs Graduate Award for Outstanding Research Achievement. Triscott partnered with B.C. Children’s Hospital through a Mitacs-Accelerate internship to conduct research involving the personalization of treatment for pediatric brain tumors. Because of this research, B.C. Children’s Hospital can how examine all new cases of pediatric brain tumors throughout [...]

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