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UBC This Week 27-Sep-2012

  Recent UBC Media Releases Sep 27 New UBC-Langara program to help more Aboriginal students get university degrees Sep 26 UBC receives $1M from Coast Capital Savings to propel social […]

Asia Pacific Memo: Tourism businesses in Asia must be socially responsible

Short text memos or video interviews on current issues in Asia and across the Pacific are published twice-weekly on the Asia Pacific Memo series. • Tourism Businesses in Asia Must Be […]

Volunteers needed for fourth annual Allies in Health Fair, Oct. 31

The Division of Health Care Communication is seeking volunteers (one or more hours) on Oct. 31 for their Allies in Health community and patient fair held at UBC. Volunteers will […]

Sea Around Us Project launches fishing down website

Sea Around Us Project has launched, a website about the concept of “fishing down” in marine ecosystems, whereby fisheries have a tendency to deplete longer lived, high-trophic level species […]

TerreWEB students featured in the New York Times for film work

UBC science graduate students were featured in a New York Times blogpost for their video, created in a film bootcamp organized by TerreWEB at UBC. With no experience in filmmaking, […]

Civil engineering alumni receive architectural award

UBC alumni Paul Fast (BASc Civil, ‘81) and Gerald Epp (BASc Civil, ‘81, MEng Civil, ‘83), partners of Fast + Epp, were recently recognized with the World Architecture News Engineering […]

UBC j-school receives five COPA nominations

UBC’s Graduate School of Journalism is among the finalists for the fourth annual 2012 Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPA). The School is nominated in the Green division of COPA, which […]

UBC researcher receives HHMI International Biomedical award

Prof. Natalie Strynadka from the Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UBC Faculty of Medicine is one of 13 researchers announced by Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to receive […]

Faculty members elected to Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Six members of the Faculty of Medicine have been elected Fellows by the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. • Jan Friedman, professor in the Dept. of Medical Genetics and acting associate […]

UBC adjunct professor, alumnus invested into the Order of Canada

UBC adjunct professor Jim McEwen, the inventor of a surgical technology that is used around the world, will be among 44 recipients invested into the Order of Canada on Sept. […]

A responsive design for

In 2009, half of a billion people accessed the internet through their mobile devices (phones, tablets etc.) worldwide and this number is expected to triple by 2013. The main UBC […]