Archive for the ‘UBC People’ Category

Calligraphy lecture and demonstration with Kataoka Shikō

Feb. 20, 2014 | Filed under: UBC People

The Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver, Keifūkai Vancouver and UBC Asian Library are hosting an evening with renowned calligrapher Kataoka Shikō (片岡紫江). Shikō will provide a lecture and demonstration in Japanese, with English translation given by Professor Emerita Sonja Arntzen from the University of Toronto. Date:  Feb. 24 Time:  6:30 p.m. Place: UBC Asian Centre [...]

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The Lost Canadians event

Feb. 20, 2014 | Filed under: UBC People

What does it mean to be Canadian? Don Chapman discusses recent legislation changes which will affect Canadians for generations to come. Chapman will provide background, talk about present-day discrimination and discuss how citizens can become stateless. Date:  Feb. 27 Time:  12 to 2 p.m. Place: Dodson Room (301), Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Info: click here

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Copyright and Course Reserves drop-in clinics

Feb. 20, 2014 | Filed under: UBC People

The Library, the Centre for Teaching and Learning Technology (CTLT) and UBC Bookstore are offering weekly drop-in sessions for faculty and instructors to learn more about copyright and course reserves. The sessions are offered every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. in the CTLT Resource Room in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. For more [...]

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Film festival sweep for PhD student

Feb. 20, 2014 | Filed under: UBC People

Whispers of Life, a short film produced by PhD student Joshua M. Ferguson, has been recognized with a Best Short Film Audience Award at the Reelout Queer Film + Video Festival. The film has received four major festival awards and has been selected to screen at 15 film festivals around the world. A student at [...]

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Forestry prof awarded silviculture prize

Feb. 20, 2014 | Filed under: UBC People

Forestry professor Stephen Mitchell has been awarded the 2013 Percy Stubbs, John Bolton King and Edward Garfitt Prize for Silviculture (The Silvicultural Prize). He receives this award in recognition of his paper titled “Wind as a natural disturbance agent in forests: a synthesis” published in Forestry. For more information, click here.

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Materials Engineering prof invited to the tabling of Budget 2014

Feb. 20, 2014 | Filed under: UBC People

Anoush Poursartip, director of UBC’s Composites Research Network, was invited by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to the tabling of Budget 2014 in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill on February 11, 2014. Poursartip is an internationally recognized leader in composite materials. Click here for more info.

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UBC helps expand diabetes clinical trial network

Feb. 20, 2014 | Filed under: UBC People

Two diabetes researchers are helping to launch the western expansion of the JDRF Canadian Clinical Trial Network. Professor Timothy Kieffer in the Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences and Professor Rusung Tan in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine are two of the three scientists to share $3 million in funding provided by JDRF [...]

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Nursing professor leads new learning tool on hepatitis C

Feb. 20, 2014 | Filed under: UBC People

Go For Care: Hepatitis C Knowledge Series was developed by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and released this month as an interactive module that provides basic information about hepatitis C. Dr. Gail Butt, clinical lead, hepatitis at the BCCDC, and clinical assistant professor at UBC Nursing, says that research shows that resources like [...]

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A more authentic cancer model

Feb. 20, 2014 | Filed under: UBC People

Researchers at the Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) have successfully grown early-stage human prostate cancers in mice, providing unprecedented levels of accuracy in seeing how patient-specific prostate tumors respond to drug therapies or develop drug resistance. Yuzhuo Wang, associate professor in the Department of Urologic Sciences and senior scientist at the VPC and B.C. Cancer Agency, [...]

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Genetic discovery helps newborns beat a life-threatening condition

Feb. 20, 2014 | Filed under: UBC People

A UBC researcher has uncovered a genetic cause of excess ammonia in the blood of newborns, increasing the chances that children can be treated before suffering permanent brain damage. Hyperammonemia, a medical emergency affecting one in 10,000 infants, results from the body’s inability to detoxify by-products of converting proteins into energy. Clara van Karnebeek, a [...]

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