Thursday, February 13, 2014
Recent UBC Media Releases
|Feb 13||Cat parasite found in western Arctic Beluga deemed infectious|
|Feb 13||Reading week? Let the life lessons begin|
|Feb 12||Can the Olympics change our bad environmental habits?|
|Feb 12||Valentine’s Day survival 101|
|Feb 11||UBC applauds federal research funding commitment in Budget 2014|
|Feb 11||Release of Vancouver Point Grey campus safety report; consultation begins|
|Feb 11||Valentine’s Day: The love market|
|Feb 10||UBC experts for comment on 2014 federal budget|
|Feb 7||YVR custody death raises concerns|
|Feb 7||How exercise can boost brain power|
|Feb 7||New funding, strategy, put UBC in vanguard of B.C. innovation|
|Feb 6||UBC unveils initiative to become Canada’s leader in entrepreneurship|
Upcoming Event Highlights
|Feb 7-16||Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois et francophone|
|Feb 8-14||Pride UBC Outweek 2014|
|Feb 13||Cindy Sherman meets Dzunuk’wa: Opening Reception|
|Feb 13||What is happening to Canada’s international reputation?|
|Feb 14||Faculty Pension Plan Workshop – Understanding Your Retirement Options|
|Feb 14||UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble – Paris, Je T’aime|
|Feb 14||GSNA 2014 Graduate Student Symposium: Abstracts deadline|
|Feb 15||UBC Thunderbirds Women’s Basketball vs Victoria Vikes|
|Feb 17||Introduction to Medline via OvidSP for Health Sciences|
|Feb 17||Ask our Recruiter in Residence – Workshop|
|Feb 18||Future Forestry Leaders Symposium|
|Feb 19||Turning Science into Policy|
|Feb 19||Handley Cup Soccer Casual League – Term 2|
|Feb 20-21||Health Beyond Bars: Towards Healthy Prisons in Canada|
|Feb 20||Games Day at the Library|
|Feb 20||Workshop – The Policy Challenges and Health Limits of Personalized Medicine|
|Mar 1||Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis|
|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.|
Assistant Professor Mehdi Moradi from the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Dr. Peter Black from the Dept. of Urologic Sciences, hope to better assess the risk and metastasis of prostate cancer. Their latest project, which recently received $100,000 in research funding from Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), aims to build a tissue classifier that will enhance the diagnosis and risk assessment of prostate cancer. For more information, click here.
Creative Writing Chair Steven Galloway’s international bestseller The Cellist of Sarajevo has been chosen as Toronto Public Library’s One Book community read for April 2014. As part of the library’s month-long literary festival, Keep Toronto Reading, the program invites all Torontonians to read the same book and then come together to talk about it. In partnership with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the library will present 22 pop-up cellist performances across the city. For more information, click here.
UBC’s Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre will be a host venue for the intercontinental round of the 2014 FIVB Volleyball World League. Canada (ranked 11th) will take on Belgium (ranked 37th) at UBC on June 13 and 14. Two of Team Canada’s players are former UBC volleyball players Blair Bann and Steve Gotch. For more information, click here.
Pharmaceutical sciences researcher and educator Dr. Kishor Wasan has been selected as the new dean for the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Pharmacy and Nutrition. The university’s Board of Governors approved the appointment for a five-year term effective August 1, 2014. Wasan is a professor and associate dean of research and graduate studies in the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the director and co-founder of the UBC Neglected Global Diseases Initiative. For more information, click here.
After an extensive national search, UBC’s Dr. Carlo Marra has been appointed as a professor and the new dean of the School of Pharmacy at Memorial University. Marra is currently a professor in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and director of the Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation at UBC. For more information, click here.
Nursing professor Joy Johnson will become Simon Fraser University’s Vice-President, Research starting Sept. 1, 2014. Johnson has been a faculty member with the UBC School of Nursing since 1993. In 2008 she was appointed Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Gender and Health. Her program of research focuses on health promotion and health behavior change. In 2010 she was recognized as one of British Columbia’s Women of Influence. For more information, click here.
Andy Yan, a planner with Bing Thom Architects and adjuct professor at UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP), will be presenting a talk called: “10 Data Points You Need to Know About Your City.” From demographics to civic participation to real estate, this presentation will look at some of the measures of what makes our city. Audience members will be encouraged to participate in a dialogue of what might it take to build a “good city.” The talk will be moderated by SCARP director Penny Gurstein.
Date: Feb. 18
Time: 7 – 9:30 p.m. (doors at 6:30 p.m.)
Place: University Women’s Club of Vancouver at Hycroft, 1489 McRae Ave.
Info: Click here.
During half-time of this season’s final game, when the UBC women’s basketball team takes on the University of Victoria Vikes at home, 10 Special Olympics B.C. basketball players will attempt to sink as many free-throws as possible to raise money for two Special Olympic organizations.
Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities. UBC is hosting the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games this July.
Date: Feb. 15
Time: 5 p.m. (game begins)
Place: UBC War Memorial Gym, 6081 University Blvd
Info: Click here.