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UBC This Week 29-Nov-2012

Recent UBC Media Releases Nov. 29 Inviting customer complaints can kill business: UBC research Nov. 27 HIV/AIDS Treatment as Prevention strategy working in B.C. Montaner calls for national implementation Nov. […]

Asia Pacific Memo: Thailand Increases Controls on Cyberspace Through Use of Archaic Laws; Upcoming Canada-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement

Twice-weekly, Asia Pacific Memo series publishes short text memos or video interviews on current issues in Asia and across the Pacific at • Thailand Increases Controls on Cyberspace Through Use […]

Annual Faraday Science Show: Go with the Flow, the Phenomenal Science of Fluids

The Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Chemistry present the Faraday Show, UBC’s annual science lecture designed for children. The theme this year is “Go with the […]

Engineering fall preview day

UBC Engineering professors, students and staff will introduce the world of engineering through one-on-one conversations, presentations, hands-on demonstrations and lab tours. Date:  Dec. 1, 2012 Time:  9:30 a.m. – 2:30 […]

Donate to the United Way and win a trip for two

UBC faculty and staff who donate to the 2012 UBC Vancouver campus United Way Campaign through the United Way E-Pledge or a paper pledge form will be automatically entered into […]

24/7 hours at the Learning Centre

Back by popular demand, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre will be open 24 hours a day from Dec. 2-18 to accommodate students during the fall exam season. For more […]

Davis Cup ticket sales begin Dec. 3

On Feb. 1-3, 2013, Canada will take on Spain in Davis Cup action at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre at UBC. Tickets go on sale to the general public […]

Killam prize symposium broadcast on CBC Radio’s IDEAS

Winners of the Canada Council’s Killam Prizes came together at the first Annual Killam Prize Symposium at Rideau Hall on Nov. 20. The panel discussion was hosted by David Johnston, […]

New clinic to study mental illness

A teaching and research clinic for treating mental illness, focused on individual and family mental health and well-being, has opened at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The Interprofessional Clinic is a collaborative […]

UBC grad student honoured with Mitacs Outstanding Research Achievement

UBC graduate student Joanna Triscott has won the Mitacs Graduate Award for Outstanding Research Achievement. Triscott partnered with B.C. Children’s Hospital through a Mitacs-Accelerate internship to conduct research involving the […]

32 Aboriginal UBC students receive scholarships from the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society

Thirty-two UBC students are among the 167 Aboriginal students in B.C. who today were awarded scholarships by the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society. The Irving K. Barber British […]

Civil Engineering prof awarded Norman Medal

UBC Civil Engineering Assistant Professor Mahdi Taiebat, along with his co-authors, received the 2012 Norman Medal of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) during the ASCE annual conference in […]

UBC post-doctoral fellow recognized for research excellence

Jennifer Bruin, a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, received a $20,000 L’Oréal-UNESCO Research Excellence Fellowship from L’Oréal Canada and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. As […]

UBC inventor wins grant from Grand Challenges Canada

Christian Kastrup, an assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, has won a $100,000 grant from Grand Challenges Canada to develop a low-cost, easily-administered treatment for post-partum […]

UBC to lead national study of HIV’s effects on women and their children

UBC will lead a pan-Canadian study examining accelerated aging in women resulting from HIV infection or antiretroviral therapy, as well as the same phenomena in their children. The project includes […]

UBC faculty inducted into American Association for the Advancement of Science

Four UBC faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The honour is awarded to researchers whose work has advanced science or […]