Thursday, October 3, 2013
Recent UBC Media Releases
|Oct 3||Young researchers receive $4.8 million boost|
|Oct 2||Researchers hope film sparks school dialogue on marijuana use|
|Oct 2||Making eye contact doesn’t always help your cause|
|Oct 1||Students shed light on illegal sources of our household wood|
|Sep 30||Breaking down the looming U.S. government shutdown|
Upcoming Event Highlights
|Oct 3||Canadian Natural Resources Information Session|
|Oct 3||Amoeba in the Room: Why Animals and Plants Don’t Matter Very Much|
|Oct 4||Masterpiece of Korean Art’ (1957-1959) and the Cold War Politics of Antiquities|
|Oct 4||Research Seminar Series: Basil Waugh, Randy Schmidt & Loren Plottel|
|Oct 5||UBC Farm Saturday Market|
|Oct 5||Curator’s Tour: The Photo Show|
|Oct 6||Mushroom Walks|
|Oct 6||Fall Tennis Open Day 2|
|Oct 7||Mental Health Network (MHN) Campaign Booth|
|Oct 8||Voices of the Canoe: Launch of MOA’s Educational Website|
|Oct 8||Feeding Your Family Delicious Food|
|Oct 9||Global Experience Fair|
|Oct 9||Mixed Emotions: Life, Leadership, Longings and Lunacy|
|Oct 10||Artist talk with Beau Dick|
|Oct 10||The Great Pancake Race V: Run – Flip – Run – Relay!|
|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.|
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings (WUR) have been announced with UBC ranked overall at 31. The WUR also ranks by subject areas, and UBC is the top ranked institution in Canada in Life Sciences at 23, and rose in Physical Sciences from 35 last year to 26 this year. For more, visit http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2013-14/world-ranking.
The American Association for the History of Nursing recently presented Nursing Associate Professor Geertje Boschma with the Mary Adelaide Nutting Award, which recognizes outstanding research and writing produced by an experienced scholar in nursing history who submits a post-doctoral research manuscript or article.
Boschma was recognized for her article “Community mental health nursing In Alberta, Canada: An oral history.”
Linc Kesler, director of the First Nations House of Learning, has won Yale’s 2013 Wa-Na-Xi-Lay Hunkah (Henry Roe Cloud) Native Alumni Achievement Award.
Henry Roe Cloud was the first Native American to attend Yale.
The award acknowledges “the crucial capacity building that Dr. Kesler has accomplished, as his efforts have directly resulted in generations of educated and skilled Native youth in both the United States and Canada.”
Interdisciplinary doctoral trainee Bindy Kang is a 2013 recipient of the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. With support from supervisor Nursing Prof. Colleen Varcoe, Kang aims to understand how a South Asian-ancestry community considers, seeks, accesses, values and utilizes cardiovascular disease (CVD) healthcare, and subsequently what factors shape their CVD healthcare access and uptake.
For more information click here. For a list of all UBC Vanier scholarship recipients, visit http://news.ubc.ca/2013/10/03/young-researchers-receive-4-8-million-boost/.
Sociology’s Amanda Cheong is one of the winners of the inaugural UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Award for Statelessness Research. Her thesis “Changing Conceptions of Citizenship Among Stateless Chinese-Bruneian Immigrants in Vancouver,” won in the undergraduate category. Cheong receives €1,000 and the opportunity to present at the First Global Forum on Statelessness in September 2014 in The Hague. For more information, visit http://www.unhcr.org/524539339.html.
Alumni Hamid Abdollahi (M.Eng’08, P.Eng) and Dan Eisenhardt (MBA ’06) have been named 2013 Ernest C. Manning Innovation Award winners for their “Heads-Up Display.” They will receive a $10,000 prize at the Manning award ceremony on October 16 in Calgary.
The technology is used in ski/skydiving goggles which display the athlete’s speed, altitude, distance covered, heart rate and location on an LCD screen. It is marketed by Recon Instruments, a company founded by Abdollahi and Eisenhardt. Click here for more information.
The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Building has won two BC Chapter of the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada (AWMAC) awards:
• Gold – Overall Excellence in Quality & Service (Ed Fielder Award)
• Silver – Excellence in Service
Read more at http://www.joconl.com/article/id57051.
Researchers with the School of Nursing have produced “Cycles,” a short film that explores the use of marijuana in the lives of two young people. The film will be available to high schools across B.C. and used as a resource to support dialogue about decision-making and marijuana use.
For more information, visit http://www.cyclesfilm.com and http://www.nursing.ubc.ca/News/NewsItem.aspx?id=267.
Dr. Geertje Boschma and Dr. Margery Hawkins of the School of Nursing will present “History, geography and ethics of health worker migration in Canada” on October 9. They will explore health worker migration issues, focusing on the experiences of Philippine-registered nurses who have migrated to Canada.
The event is part of the ongoing Health Information Series in the Lower Mainland presented by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and Woodward Library. It is hosted by the Burnaby Public Library’s Tommy Douglas Branch Library in collaboration with the Multicultural Helping House.
Date: October 9
Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Place: Tommy Douglas Branch Library at the Burnaby Public Library
Everyone is invited to join Applied Science’s Turkey 2K Trot—kickoff to UBC’s annual United Way campaign—on Tuesday, October 8.
Run or walk from the E-Cairn to the Rose Garden and back. Wear red to support United Way and get behind Applied Science’s dean—or in front of him if you can. Dean Marc Parlange will match the United Way entry-fee donation ($2 or more suggested) of anyone who completes the circuit before he does.
Registration begins at 12 p.m. in front of the E-Cairn. The race starts at 12:30 p.m. sharp, with the walk starting at 12:35 p.m. Sigma Phi Delta-sponsored BBQ to follow. All proceeds go to the United Way.