Archive for January, 2013

UBC This Week 31-Jan-2013

Jan. 31, 2013 | Filed under: UBC This Week

  Recent UBC Media Releases Jan. 28 When food porn holds no allure: the science behind satiety  Jan. 28 UBC building wins prestigious Wallpaper* Magazine design award Jan. 28 UBC MBA up 25 places in Financial Times Global MBA Ranking Jan. 29 BC Skills deficit looming in 2016: More jobs than qualified people unless post-secondary [...]

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E-Week February 3-9

Jan. 31, 2013 | Filed under: UBC People

From February 3 to 9, UBC engineers will participate in E-Week, a week-long competition between engineering departments in events such as chariot racing, dodgeball, and student relay races. The UBC Chapter of Engineers Without Borders will also be hosting a Fair Trade Pancake Breakfast to raise funds for their projects. For more information, click here. [...]

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Update: Robson Reading Series

Jan. 31, 2013 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC Bookstore and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre have made the difficult decision to conclude the Robson Reading Series at the end of March 2013. This step was taken in light of the 2012 closure of UBC Library’s Robson Square branch, and the coming closure of the UBC Bookstore at Robson Square. More information [...]

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Faculty of Education launches seventh annual walking challenge, Walkabout 2013

Jan. 31, 2013 | Filed under: UBC People

In an annual tradition at the Faculty of Education, teams of staff, students, faculty, and community members will participate in Walkabout 2013, a nine-week walking challenge to promote good health and fitness. Members will wear pedometers to track the number of steps they’ve taken and kilometres they’ve traveled. In partnership with the Year of Indigenous [...]

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Drug resistance in HIV: What can we do about it?

Jan. 31, 2013 | Filed under: UBC People

In this free public lecture, HIV/AIDS expert Dr. Mark Wainberg, professor of medicine and microbiology and immunology at McGill University and director of its AIDS Centre, will review the progress that has been attained worldwide in the use of antiretroviral drugs, and discuss how the development and transmission of drug-resistant strains threatens to undermine this [...]

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Engineering teams win at WEC 2013

Jan. 31, 2013 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC Engineering student teams placed in five of the six categories at the 28th Western Engineering Competition (WEC) held January 23-27 at the University of Victoria. The competition connected nearly 200 engineering students from 12 schools across Western Canada to develop problem solving, teamwork and communication skills through peer competition. All first and second place [...]

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UBC professor receives Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

Jan. 31, 2013 | Filed under: UBC People

Carolyn Gotay, professor and CCS Chair in Cancer Primary Prevention, School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, has been awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her research on cancer prevention, cancer control, and survivorship. Gotay was one of six in B.C. selected by the Canadian Cancer Society for this award. [...]

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Cancer Research Society awards six grants to Faculty of Medicine scientists

Jan. 31, 2013 | Filed under: UBC People

The Cancer Research Society (CRS) has awarded $717,245 in new grants to six Faculty of Medicine researchers to enhance understanding of the mechanisms responsible for the development of cancer, the means of controlling different types of cancer, and to improve treatments and the quality of life of patients. The grants, among 42 awarded nationwide by [...]

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Government of Canada and UBC partner to foster advanced materials research and development

Jan. 31, 2013 | Filed under: UBC People

Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack–Fraser Canyon, was at UBC to sign a new partnership with UBC that will foster advanced materials research and development. This new Collaborative Research Agreement (CRA) will strengthen research and contribute to new technologies relevant to the automotive, steel and pipeline industries. Strahl was joined by UBC’s Helen Burt, [...]

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UBC hosts Davis Cup tennis action February 1-3

Jan. 31, 2013 | Filed under: UBC People

UBC’s Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre is hosting the Davis Cup this weekend. Tennis fans will flock to UBC to cheer on Canada and Spain in the World Group first-round tie. Canadian team members include Milos Raonic, Vancouver’s Vasek Posposil, Frank Dancevic and Daniel Nestor. They will compete against Spain’s Albert Ramos, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Marcel [...]

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