Thursday, August 8, 2013
Recent UBC Media Releases
|Aug 7||Whac-A-Mole; sci-fi robot edition|
|Aug 2||Gay rights and Sochi|
Upcoming Event Highlights
|Aug 2-29||The Proverbial Calligrapher by the Westcoast Calligraphy Society|
|Aug 6-11||Canadian National Festival of Rugby|
|Aug 9||Pre-Arrival Info Session: Getting ready for life at UBC|
|Aug 9||Sequentia: The Unknown “Carmina Burana”|
|Aug 10||[a]drift Artist Talk|
|Aug 10||UBC Farm Saturday Market|
|Aug 10||Three sisters in the kitchen: a traditional Maya cooking class|
|Aug 11||Cycling Resource Centre – Kitsilano Farmers Market|
|Aug 12-18||Canadian Ultimate Championships|
|Aug 12||Toastmasters Club Open House at UBC Point Grey Campus|
|Aug 13||Breast Cancer Prevention & Risk Assessment Clinic|
|Aug 14||Connect Drop-In Clinic|
|Aug 15-28||Jump Start Two-Week Immersion Program|
|Aug 15||3rd Annual CBR Research Day|
|Aug 15||Seeing Differently, Being Different|
|Aug 22||Copyright Clinic Drop-in|
|Find out what else is happening at UBC this week. For sports events, visit the UBC Athletics site at http://www.gothunderbirds.ca/calendar.aspx.|
UBC history professor Tina Loo is the new 2013-2015 Brenda and David McLean Chair in Canadian Studies. Development and displacement, the subject of her McLean lectures, is further explored in her current project “Moved by the State,” in which she looks at different episodes of forced relocation in postwar Canada involving Inuit, Newfoundlanders, Quebeckers, Africadians and Chinese-Canadians.
The McLean Chair teaches the Senior Seminar in Canadian Studies (CDST 450) and in the second year of tenure, gives the McLean Lectures in Canadian Studies. For more information, click here.
UBC received a special designation by the Society for College and University Planning’s (SCUP) Awards at the SCUP conference in San Diego last week. UBC’s entry UBC Sustainability Initiative was recognized with a SCUP Award for Institutional Innovation and Integration for demonstrating innovative thinking, planning and implementation in an integrated fashion. SCUP also recognized UBC’s Earth Sciences Building and architecture and design firm Perkins+Will with a Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture for a New Building. SCUP’s awards program recognizes excellence in planning, design and implementation efforts of firms and institutions, and the achievements of individuals in higher education. For more information, click here.
Engineering graduate Sean McBeath, along with competitive kayakers Dion Maxwell and Liam Fisher, successfully paddled from Victoria to Vancouver (135km) on July 20 and raised more than $17,000 for clean energy research in honour of his friend and mentor, Tyler Lewis.
McBeath and Lewis were enrolled in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering where McBeath recently completed his undergraduate degree. Lewis was pursuing his PhD when he passed away after a tragic ski accident last December.
The Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Foundation, established in honour of Lewis, funds alternative energy and applied sustainability research initiatives, a cause that was dear to Lewis. For more information, click here.
The Mechanical Engineering (MECH) Department will host their annual guided lab tours for high school students, first year students, incoming students, or anyone interested in mechanical engineering. The tours will include demonstrations, presentations, cutting-edge technology, cool gadgetry and a 30-minute advising session where participants can ask current students about their experiences as a student in MECH. To RSVP by Aug. 16, click here.
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