UBC Reports | Vol. 58 | No. 10 | Nov. 1, 2012

UBC Reports

November 2012
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Vij’s Kitchen spices up UBC

Vancouver’s celebrity chef Vikram Vij has made possible an extensive culinary lab makeover.

Lorraine Chan and Jennifer Honeybourn

Kai Bighorn missed out on normal teenage life while caring for his sick father. Martin Dee Photograph

Unpaid and invisible: Canada’s young caregivers

When Kai Bighorn was in high school, he spent more time counting pills for his dad than doing “normal teenage things.”

Basil Waugh

Asst. Prof. Hannah Wittman harvests fall produce from UBC's Orchard Garden with Will Valley, a UBC doctoral student and co-operative urban farmer. Martin Dee Photograph

Food Security: an urgent issue for B.C.

Asst. Prof. Hannah Wittman (left) says small-scale farming key to achieving food self-sufficiency.

Lorraine Chan

Food for life: Chef Steve Golob makes the connection between healthy stomachs and healthy minds.   Martin Dee Photograph

Good food. Good grades.

Place Vanier residence chef Steve Golob knows that healthy food keeps students alert in class.

Heather Amos

University Librarian Ingrid Parent believes the future of libraries will depend on global collaboration.   Eugene Lin Photograph

A university library for the 21st century

Academic libraries worldwide are facing seismic shifts in how users access and create knowledge. University Librarian Ingrid Parent talks about re-thinking the future.

Lorraine Chan and Linda Ong

Players take the role of the mayor of Future Delta, racing to stave off flooding before the city runs out of energy.

Save your city!

UBC researchers have created a video game to help community members prepare for the impacts of climate change.

Basil Waugh

The perils of putting off pregnancy

The perils of putting off pregnancy

Prof. Judith Daniluk is addressing a gap in accurate online fertility information with a new web site: www.myfertilitychoices.com.

Heather Amos

From left to right Alex Schuirmann, Luke Friesen, Sandra Iroegbu, and Cody Marwood.  Jody Jacob Photograph

Students help a B.C. community ditch the car

Four students from UBC’s Okanagan campus are figuring out how to get residents from a Vernon, B.C., neighbourhood to park their cars and get active.

Jody Jacob

Three UBC Thunderbird goalies take on NHL player Aaaron Volpatti in a shootout during the Bieksa's Buddies charity hockey game.   Bob Frid Photograph

Playing with the pros

Tbirds got a taste of NHL big time with ‘Bieksa’s Buddies”

Wilson Wong

Ben Pong was part of UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.  Photograph courtesy of Ben Pong

Outtakes – UBC reservist reflects on Remembrance Day

Ben Pong took a leave of absence to serve in Afghanistan and South Sudan. He shares his thoughts in memory of fallen comrades and civilian victims.

In the news

Highlights of UBC media coverage in October 2012

Heather Amos

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