Thursday, September 12, 2013
Recent UBC Media Releases
|Sep 11||UBC announces strategy to help boost economic impact of innovation in B.C.|
|Sep 11||Students seeing significant reduction in cost of course materials this fall|
|Sep 10||UBC President to announce strategy to boost B.C. innovation at Sept.11 Board of Trade speech|
|Sep 10||UBC suspends classes for Truth and Reconciliation event|
|Sep 9||Measures announced to address CUS FROSH event|
Upcoming Event Highlights
|Sep 12||China’s Future in a Multinodal World Order|
|Sep 13||OEH Seminar: Neonicotinoids, CCD and Pollinator Declines|
|Sep 13||Fall Softball Classic|
|Sep 13-Oct 26||Ten Thousand Suns|
|Sep 14||Treasured Bulb Sale|
|Sep 14||UBC Thunderbirds Football vs Manitoba Bisons – Homecoming|
|Sep 15||Intro to Stand Up Paddle|
|Sep 15||Opera Tea in the Garden|
|Sep 16||President’s Town Hall – Okanagan Campus|
|Sep 16||Terry Smith: Thinking Contemporary Art: Curating Contemporaneity|
|Sep 16||Common Energy Welcome Event|
|Sep 17||First Nations Health Authority “Traditional Wellness Strategic Framework”|
|Sep 17||Can we stop bullies?|
|Sep 17||Access & Diversity Open House and BBQ|
|Sep 18||Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada National Event|
|Sep 18||MEd Info Session | Ecojustice & Sustainability Education|
|Sep 19||11th Annual Staff Welcome Back BBQ|
|Sep 19||Japan is Back: Abe Governance, Abenomics, and Abe Foreign Policy after the Upper House Election|
|Sep 19||Deliberations on the Ethical Use of Antipsychotic Medications in Children|
|Sep 24||Gene therapy: Hope or hype?|
|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 members are among 84 Canadians to be inducted Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) – the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the arts, humanities and sciences in Canada.
Chemistry professor Mark MacLachlan will receive the Rutherford Memorial Medal in Chemistry for his work in the field of supramolecular materials chemistry.
UBC professors to be inducted Royal Society Fellows:
• Timothy Brook, Department of History
• Evan Thompson, Department of Philosophy
• Jamie Peck, Department of Geography
• Victor C. M. Leung, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
• Douglas W. Oldenburg, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
• Richard Keith Humphries, Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer Agency
• Peter M. Landsorp, Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer Agency
The new Fellows will be inducted November 16, 2013 at a ceremony held at the Fairmont Banff Springs in Banff. For more information on the award winners, visit RSC’s website.
Writer-director Bruce Sweeney, a UBC Theatre & Film alumnus, will launch his new comedy, The Dick Knost Show, at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). A made-in-Vancouver movie about a hockey talk show host, it stars Theatre & Film associate professor Tom Scholte as a caustic sports talk show host who faces his karma when he mocks the dangers of concussions and suffers a head injury himself.
UBC Library has acquired a manuscript titled Compendium Theologicae Veritatis (or Compendium of Theological Truth). Originated in France and copied in the 14th century, it will be the oldest book in UBC Library’s collections and was a popular tome for university students more than 700 years ago.
Richard Pollard, a post-doctoral Fellow in UBC’s Department of History, advised the Library on the purchase of the medieval manuscript and will use it as classroom text for history students enrolled in his undergraduate classes spanning the early, central and late Middle Ages.
The manuscript will be housed at Rare Books and Special Collections located on level one of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Visit UBC Library’s site to learn more.
Prof. Janusz Laskowski will be honoured at the 50th Symposium of Physicochemical Problems of Mineral Processing, a symposium which he founded. The symposium is held in conjunction with The Mineral Engineering Conference (MEC2013) on Sept. 6 – 19 in Swieradow-Zdroj, Lower Silesia, Poland. For more information, click here.
On Sept. 3, 2013, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences hosted the Summer Student Research Program (SSRP) Poster Competition. Participating students presented 19 posters showcasing their research projects. First place was awarded to Riley Walsh, supervised by faculty member Dr. Kishor Wasan for her poster titled “Efficacy of an oral and tropically stable lipid-based formulation of Amphotericin B (iCo-010) in an experimental mouse model of systemic candidiasis.” To read more, click here.
The sixth annual Celebrate Learning Week (CLW) is a showcase of teaching and learning opportunities available to students, faculty and staff at UBC Vancouver and taking place October 20-26, 2013. Events can be submitted to be a part of CLW before September 24, 2013. Visit http://celebratelearning.ubc.ca for more information.
On September 26, Green College and UBC’s Creative Writing Department (celebrating its 50th anniversary) present a new lecture series, Utopia/Dystopia: Creating the Worlds That We Want, that will bring nationally and internationally acclaimed nonfiction authors.
Sept. 26: Ronald Wright, author of Stolen Continents - “Surviving Progress”
Oct. 17: Elizabeth May, MP and author of Losing Confidence: Power, Politics And The Crisis In Canadian Democracy - “Crisis in Democracy”
Nov. 21: Andrew Nikiforuk, author of The Energy of Slaves - “Energy Slaves and the Fate of Hydrocarbon Culture”
Jan .14: Ron Deibert, author of Black Code: Inside the Battle for Cyberspace - “Cyber Swarming: Distributed Counter Intelligence and Surveillance as Global Civil Security”
Feb. 20: J.B. MacKinnon, author of 100-Mile Diet - “Rewilding Vancouver”
Mar. 20: Ann Jones, author of Women Who Kill - “Women and War in Afghanistan”
All talks will be held at Cecil Green Park House, 5-6:30 p.m. except the Nikiforuk talk which starts at 4:30 p.m. More details on the series and speakers can be found here.
The David Lam Management Research Library is the latest UBC Library branch to participate in the Great Reads program, which offers leisure-reading materials for campus residents, community members, faculty, staff and students.
The Great Reads collection at David Lam Library includes more than 40 titles on a range of popular business topics. Users can visit the Great Reads website to view the books on offer at the David Lam Library, submit suggested titles and check out Google Books reviews. They can also browse the titles available at Great Reads displays located at Koerner Library, Woodward Library and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.
Museum of Anthropology: