Thursday, January 30, 2014
Recent UBC Media Releases
|Jan 30||Pixel powerhouse|
|Jan 30||Security challenges and the Sochi Games|
|Jan 29||Staff contains MOA flood: Museum open for business on Thursday|
|Jan 29||Researchers discover treatment for rare blood cancer|
|Jan 29||International sustainable mining institute launched|
|Jan 28||Gambling research pioneer to lead new centre at UBC|
|Jan 27||Decoding the thirst for victory|
|Jan 27||Iconic Videomatica film collection available at UBC and SFU|
Upcoming Event Highlights
|Jan 23-Feb 8||Theatre at UBC presents Chekhov’s The Seagull|
|Jan 30||Marlee Kline Lecture in Social Justice: “I am who you are”|
|Jan 30||What Are We Laughing At? A Personal and Biblical Exploration of Suffering, Mockery and Sexuality in Comedy|
|Jan 31||Culinary and Wine Travel Programs Information Session|
|Feb 1||Vancouver Institute: Dr. William Raduchel Lecture|
|Feb 1||UBC Thunderbirds Men’s Volleyball vs Saskatchewan Huskies|
|Feb 1||Mental Health Symposium 2014|
|Feb 1-2||The Art of Conservation|
|Feb 3||Portrait of a Teacher: Stories That Won’t Go Away|
|Feb 4||2014 Dialogues – Environmental and Health Impacts of Community Design: What are the Tools for creating Co-Benefits?|
|Feb 4||A Celebration of Lunar New Year|
|Feb 5||Belkin Conversations: Sound Studies|
|Feb 5||Extending the Table: Conversations around Food and Latin America|
|Feb 5||UBC Chamber Choir / UBC Women’s Choir|
|Feb 6||From Homer to the End of Heroes and Back: a two-stage model of Greek epic tradition|
|Feb 6-9||UBC Opera Ensemble – Rota: The Florentine Straw Hat|
|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.|
Each spring, the Office of the Vice President Research and International hosts an awards reception to recognize outstanding UBC researchers. Faculty researchers are nominated by their peers. Winners are selected by UBC’s Faculty Research Award Committee, which spans arts and humanities, business, education, applied science, science, and medicine.
This year’s winners are:
Jacob Biely Research Prize – Recognizing UBC’s top researcher
• Chris Orvig (Chemistry)
UBC Killam Research Fellowships – Enabling promising faculty to pursue full-time research during a recognized study leave
• Alexander Dick (English)
• Simon Donner (Geography)
• James Daniel Johnson (Cellular and Physiological Sciences)
• Laura Moss (English)
• Christian Schoof (Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences)
• Brian Wilson (Kinesiology)
UBC Killam Research Prizes – Recognizing outstanding research and scholarly contributions
Applied Science, Sciences
• Purang Abolmaesumi (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Charles A. McDowell Award for Excellence in Research – Recognizing demonstrated excellence in pure or applied scientific research by a young faculty member
• Omer Angel (Mathematics)
President’s Award for Public Education through Media – Celebrating active and creative sharing of research expertise through news media
• Evan Wood (Division of AIDS)
Click here for more information.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) has announced the winners of the annual IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education. UBC’s student-run Africa Awareness Initiative received an honourable mention in the category of Internationalizing the Campus. IIE will present the awards at a ceremony in New York City on March 14, 2014.
The Africa Awareness Initiative aims to improve discourse on Africa at UBC by encouraging critical discussions of the continent, the diaspora and its globalization. Since 2002, the initiative has raised awareness about Africa through academic programs and extra-curricular activities. For more information, click here.
Unused or old medications (including supplements, natural health products, herbal products, and vitamins) are a health, safety and environmental hazard when stored or disposed improperly. The Pharmacists Clinic at the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is a registered participant in the B.C. Medications Return Program, and is ready to receive unused or expired medications (at no charge) for safe disposal. Click here for more information.
The Cancer Prevention Centre in the UBC School of Population and Public Health has animated the Canadian obesity maps and updated them to include 2012 data. The maps were first published last year in the Canadian Journal of Public Health and were named one of the top ten research stories by the Canadian Cancer Society. To view the latest maps, click here.
UBC students are invited to a panel discussion and networking session with professional economists. The event is put on by oikos Vancouver, a student organization for sustainable economics and management. Panelists include Sylvie Lefebvre, consultant at Pierce Lefebvre Consulting; Maureen Mogambi, transfer pricing manager at KPMG; Susan Mowbray, consulting manager at MNP; Farid Novin, senior representative at Bank of Canada; Brendon Ogmundson, economist at B.C. Real Estate; and Bryan Yu, economist at Central One Credit Union.
U-Hill Elementary School is now accepting registration for children attending kindergarten to Grade 5 (in September 2014) from throughout the region. Registration is encouraged before March 1, 2014. View the U-Hill Elementary School website for more information.
A community open house will be held Feb. 25 to provide information on the school. Classroom visits will be available Feb. 26 to 27 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Onsite childcare will be available during the open house.
Date: Feb. 25 (open house)
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: 5395 Chancellor Boulevard
Info: RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or 604.713.5350
Larry Frank, director of the Health and Community Design Lab at at UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP), will be presenting a talk titled “Environmental and Health Impacts of Community Design: What are the Tools for creating Co-Benefits?” Frank studies the effects of neighbourhood walkability on travel patterns and sustainability. The talk will be moderated by SCARP director Penny Gurstein.
Date: Feb. 4, 2014
Time: 7 – 9:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30pm)
Place: University Women’s Club of Vancouver at Hycroft, 1489 McRae Ave.
Info: Click here.
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