Archive for the ‘Extra’ Category

HRH The Duke of York visits UBC

May. 17, 2013 | Filed under: Extra | Tags: , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia and the Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation today welcomed His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG, to UBC’s Vancouver campus to dedicate the cornerstone of the new Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health. The Duke of York also toured the existing Brain Research Centre to meet with students and learn about their work.

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Sophia Murphy. Photo credit: Trudeau Foundation

Making food policy more sustainable

May. 17, 2013 | Filed under: Extra, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology, University News | Tags: , , , , , , ,

A UBC student is one of 14 recipients of the 2013 Trudeau Foundation Scholarship, worth $180,000 over three years.

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Mural: The Art of Parenting According to Old and New Wisdom

Student helps First Nations bring parenting values to life

Apr. 8, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Extra, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Aftab Erfan was intrigued when she learned that a Vancouver Island First Nation band had approached UBC’s School of Community & Regional Planning (SCARP) for help drafting and implementing their community plan.

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Read UBC Reports’ full interview with Eva Kwan

Apr. 4, 2013 | Filed under: Extra | Tags: , , , , , , ,

How do you interact with Hadfield? I am part of Chris’ medical support team. Specifically, I am co-op student with the Operational Space Medicine team of the Astronauts, Life Sciences, and Space Medicine directorate at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) which is under Space Exploration. My supervisor, Leena Tomi, is responsible for what we call [...]

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UBC members recognized in Life Sciences BC awards

Mar. 5, 2013 | Filed under: Extra, Science, Health and Technology, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Three UBC researchers and two UBC spin-off companies are recognized in the 2013 LifeSciences British Columbia Awards. LifeSciences B.C. is a not-for-profit industry association that supports and represents the greater life sciences community of British Columbia through leadership, advocacy and promotion of world-class science and industry.

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Live for the Moment: A research-based photo exhibit about life, death, and young men

Jan. 15, 2013 | Filed under: Extra, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Following up on a study from last year on how young men grieve for a friend who died accidentally, UBC researchers have taken their project to Whistler to examine this issue in the resort community.

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UBC fisheries scientists recognized in Smithsonian Magazine’s Top Ten Ocean Stories of 2012

Dec. 20, 2012 | Filed under: Extra, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

UBC fisheries scientists were involved in two of the ten best ocean stories of 2012 by Smithsonian magazine’s Surprising Science blog.

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UBC scientists part of three PhysicsWorld’s top 10 breakthroughs

Dec. 18, 2012 | Filed under: Extra, Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC physicists and astronomers are part of three of the top four breakthroughs of 2012 in Physics World’s annual accounting of the greatest achievements in the field.

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Pierre Ouillet, Vice President Finance, Resources and Operations

Between a rock and a hard place: leaders discuss UBC budget realities

Dec. 2, 2012 | Filed under: Extra, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , ,

Vice President Finance Pierre Ouillet, Vice President Human Resources Lisa Castle and Vice Provost Angela Redish discuss how UBC is looking out of the box to find budget relief.

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UBC Thunderbirds host Kevin Bieksa's Buddies in Charity Hockey Game. Photo by Bob Frid/UBC Athletics

Bieksa’s Buddies and UBC TBirds raise over $200,000 for charity

Oct. 18, 2012 | Filed under: Extra, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

The UBC Thunderbird men’s hockey team lost 8-7 in an once-in-a-lifetime matchup against the Bieksa’s Buddies, a team of locked out NHL players, which raised more than $200,000 for charity.

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