UBC Reports | Vol. 59 | No. 2 | Feb. 6, 2013

UBC Reports

February 2013
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Meet Mary Chapman, literary sleuth

UBC prof. uncovers lost works by Asian-American author, Edith Eaton

Basil Waugh

UBC School of Community and Regional Planning student Katie O’Callaghan is a UBC-City of Vancouver Greenest City Scholar. Martin Dee Photograph

Idling on the job

Grad student helps the VPD to reduce squad car emissions

Salina Marshall

Kenyan Harsev Oshan is a third-year political science student and president of the Arts Undergraduate Society. Martin Dee Photograph

UBC’s global edge

International students are key to the university’s mandate

Heather Amos

Julia Halipchuk Hometown: Princeton, B.C. 5th year Engineering, UBC’s Okanagan campus

In their own words

Students share what they value about meeting classmates from other cultures

Heather Amos

Assist Prof. Ilya Parkins makes an argument for the importance of fashion in understanding culture. Jody Jacob Photograph

Fashion is a feminist issue

UBC prof. studies style to shed light on wider issues in society

Jody Jacob

Assist. Prof. Zach Walsh wants research to help assess and harness marijuana's therapeutic potential.

Smoke signals: Medical marijuana in Canada

Research is helping to shape the therapeutic potential of pot

Zach Walsh

Silvana Costa (centre) with community relations staff at New Gold's Cerro San Pedro mine information centre in Mexico. Courtesy Silvana Costa Photograph

Mining the possibilities

How UBC engineers are leading a more sustainable approach to resource extraction

Brian Lin

Prof. Alfred Hermida (left) and marketing instructor Paul Cubbon have brought together business and journalism in a new course. Mark Mushet Photograph

Social media: Where business and journalism intersect

A new UBC course connects two schools to prepare students for the real world

Bethan Williams

Chantal Venturi discusses her work in geology with Charles Fipke at the opening of UBC’s Fipke Laboratory for Trace Element Research (FiLTER) on the Okanagan campus. UBC Photograph

Outtakes

Charles Fipke: It’s payback time (BScG Honours, 1970)

Same stories, dynamic new platform

Print edition of UBC Reports nears an end

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