UBC This Week | Mar. 5, 2009
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UBC computer science research impact highest in Canada
Sciencewatch.com has ranked UBC as having the highest journal publishing impact factor in the field of computer science in Canada.
For more information, visit http://www.science.ubc.ca/node/249
Music professor wins third East Coast Music award
For the third time, violinist and UBC School of Music Asst. Prof. Jasper Wood has won ‘Classical Recording of the Year’ at the East Coast Music Awards for his most recent disc A Child’s Cry from Izieu – the Complete Works for violin and piano by Oskar Morawetz.
For more information, visit www.greatconcerts.com.
Food Services gives green report
UBC Food Services recently completed Green Report: Unveiling the UBC Food Services Sustainability Story. It is a comprehensive look at their sustainability philosophy and achievements in the past 10 years, the future outlook, responsibilities and recommendations for the future.
To view this report, visit http://www.food.ubc.ca/pdf/.
Engineers Without Borders hosts events
From March 2-7, the UBC Chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) will host Coffee to End Poverty, a week of events focusing on UBC campus becoming completely fair-trade and championing local coffee vendors.
Coupons for local coffee shops will be distributed and part of proceeds from Fair Trade coffee sold will support
EWB’s overseas work.
For more information, visit www.ubc.ewb.ca/ctep.
UBC EWB will also host an international development conference entitled Bridging The Gap. The theme, "Collaborating for Human Development: The hidden power of our choices" explores the roles of individuals, corporations, organizations, and government, and how they can come together to address the problem of extreme poverty.
The keynote speaker will be Dr. James Orbinski, who accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999 as president of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders).
Date: March 14
Place: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
Info: Purchase tickets at http://bridgingthegap.ewb.ca
Applied Science gives workshop on global systems
UBC Applied Science will host Complexities of Large-Scale Systems, a workshop offering new tools and ways to understand recent changes in our global systems - economic, political, social, environment, energy, poverty alleviation, and exploration of space.
Date: March 17
Time: 8 – 5
Place: Kaiser Applied Science Building – Room 2020
UBC Anthropology hosts conference
On March 7, the UBC Anthropology Dept. will host a conference entitled Collaborative Dialogues: Connecting Disciplines and Communities, bringing together anthropologists and community members to share and discuss their research and its impact and relevance to contemporary communities.
The keynote address will given by Prof. Larry Zimmerman from Indiana University, who will discuss his research on the archaeology of homelessness.
To view the program and for more information, visit http://ubcanthgrads.wordpress.com/about/.