UBC This Week | Feb. 8, 2007
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Recent UBC Media Releases
Upcoming Event Highlights
Find out what else is happening at UBC
this week. For sports events, visit the UBC Athletics site
Pride UBC Outweek celebrates campus diversity
Feb. 12-16 will mark the 27th annual Pride UBC Outweek.
This is a week of events to highlight LGBTQTTI (lesbian,
gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, transsexual,
two-spirit, and/or intersex) students, staff, and faculty,
and to create forums for dialogue and understanding.
View the full schedule of events at www.prideubc.com/content/outweek.
UBC College for Interdisciplinary
Studies web site launch
The new College for Interdisciplinary Studies’ web
site is now live. All interdisciplinary units and interdisciplinary
academic programs formerly located in the Faculty of Graduate
Studies (FoGS) have been transferred to the College, leaving
FoGS to support UBC’s graduate students and programs.
View the new website for the college at www.cfis.ubc.ca.
UBC Prof. appointed Robert E. Hallbauer
Chair in Mining and Sustainability
UBC Mining Engineering Prof. Malcolm Scoble has been named the Robert E. Hallbauer Chair in Mining and
Sustainability. The chair is intended to enhance teaching
and research activities in the areas of social and environmental
responsibility at the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining
Engineering at UBC.
As head of UBC Mining Engineering since 1998, Scoble has
advocated for environmental stewardship and community health
in mining operations. As chair, he will continue to engage
in these and other issues associated with globalization,
aboriginal peoples, sustainable development and mine communities.
Talisman Energy launches top scholarships
Talisman Energy recently endowed the Faculty of Applied
Science with $280,000 to create two scholarships for students
of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
The inaugural recipients are Kyle Loutet and Troy Adebar.
For more information, visit www.chml.ubc.ca.
Student on-line exhibition: American
Honours English graduate Cait McKinney’s
work on the suffragette movement will soon be featured on
the website of Sewall-Belmont House (www.sewallbelmont.org),
headquarters of the historic US National Woman's Party,
now an educational organization. McKinney prepared an online
edition of the personalized Valentines designed by National
Woman's Party members and sent to anti-suffrage American
Congressmen on Valentines' Day, 1917.
To view the exhibit now, visit http://faculty.arts.ubc.ca.
UBC budget proposal for 2007-08
The budget proposal for UBC Vancouver 2007-08 is now available
online. President Stephen Toope outlines
the process undertaken to address a budget shortfall. A
detailed listing of targeted budget measures is included.
To view the message, visit www.president.ubc.ca/budget.
UBC Public Affairs launches internal
campaign to support media relations
Part of Public Affairs’ mandate is to help publicize
the research and teaching efforts of UBC faculty and staff.
The office offers media awareness and media training services,
on-site TV and radio studios to facilitate interviews, capacity
to podcast public lectures, and the development of new online
To spread the word, the Public Affairs team is offering
a short presentation on how media relations can help faculty
reach their academic goals. To arrange a presentation or
a customized media training session, contact Randy Schmidt
Faculty are also encouraged to update their contacts as
part of UBC’s online media Experts Guide. Journalists
call every day seeking UBC expertise on a wide range of
topical issues. The higher the participation, the more UBC
can offer to the media and the public.
To learn more and update the Experts Guide, visit www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/experts.
Leadership at UBC library
Prof. Peter Ward, Interim Deputy University
Librarian, will become the University Librarian pro
tem with responsibility for the Irving K. Barber Learning
Centre, effective March 17.
Ward joined UBC’s Department of History in 1973,
became Head of the Department in 1991, and was appointed
Associate Dean, Strategic Initiatives in the Faculty of
Arts in 2003. His research interests are in Canadian social
history and the history of health in the modern west. During
this time, he has served on several Library committees.