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UBC This Week 22-March-2012

  Recent UBC Media Releases Mar 22 UBC launches community-developed program as part of tribute to Japanese Canadian students of 1942 Mar 21 UBC offers new $20,000 scholarships for Aboriginal […]

The Art and Science of Engineering Modeling: panel discussion

Assoc. Prof. Terje Haukaas, UBC Dept. of Civil Engineering, will give a presentation titled The Art and Science of Engineering Modeling, providing a provocative exposure of existing models and how […]

Asia Pacific Memo update – China, Energy, Environment, and Growth – Options for Canada

Short text memos or video interviews on current issues in Asia and across the Pacific are published twice-weekly in the Asia Pacific Memo Series: • Mar. 20 – Indonesia’s Draft […]

Beyond Kony: Student Activism in Vancouver

Is it easier to rally support for an international cause than for a local issue? Is the phrase ‘slacktivism’ a fair and accurate assessment of students on our campus? What […]

Tangential Vancouverism explores bold, playful ideas for Vancouver’s future

UBC graduate students Alexandra Kenyon and Alec Buss, UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, have asked designers, writers and architects to give their fresh take on urban development in […]

Nowruz and Spring Celebration: Health Now Mahrajan

This inaugural global health festival will begin at the Liu Institute with an Aboriginal Blessing given by Elder Mary Williams of the Lil’wat Nation, followed by Songs of Sustenance by […]

UBC engineering students test 200-lb, 214-mpg car before international Shell competition

The UBC Supermileage Team will be testing its ultra-light and super-fuel-efficient vehicle, the “Argo,” prior to an international competition in Houston. On March 29, the team of UBC engineering students […]

UBC student wins national recognition

UBC Faculty of Arts Co-op student Sophia Kim has been recognized by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education for her work with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC). The […]

Computer science professors honoured

Computer science professor Gregor Kiczales has been awarded the 2012 Dahl-Nygaard Senior Prize, awarded annually to a senior researcher who has made significant long-term contribution in object-oriented technology. Associate professor […]

UBC professors co-lead Genome BC project

Genome B.C., Genome Canada and other partners are providing funding for a new research project titled “Applied Metagenomics of the Watershed Microbiome,” which aims to develop a better way to […]

Province invests $5 million in prostate centre

The Vancouver Prostate Centre, a UBC and Vancouver General Hospital Centre of Excellence, and a leader in research and treatment of prostate cancer, has received a $5-million grant from the […]

Musqueam house post honoured at Allard Hall

This morning, an official ceremony honoured the new 41-foot Musqueum house post installed outside UBC’s Allard Hall Law Building. Carved by Musqueam artist Brent Sparrow, the post is a replica […]