UBC This Week 6-Feb-2014

 

Recent UBC Media Releases

Feb 6 UBC experts on Citizenship Act changes
Feb 6 Beatlemania, 50 years later
Feb 6 Want brand loyalty? Scare your customers
Feb 5 UBC Innovation Strategy moves forward with appointment of Innovation Catalyst
Feb 5 How Stalin paved way for Sochi Games
Feb 4 Story ideas and experts for the Sochi Games
Feb 4 UBC affordable housing program targets top academic talent
Feb 4 Hollywood hitmaker returns to UBC
Feb 3 Small Canadian communities not ready for climate change: study
Jan 31 The LGBT struggle in Sochi
Jan 31 Researchers identify nine steps to save waterways

Upcoming Event Highlights

Jan 23-Feb 8 Theatre at UBC presents Chekhov’s The Seagull
Jan 31-Apr 20 Remnants: A Visual Survey of Human Progress
Feb 6 From Homer to the End of Heroes and Back: a two-stage model of Greek epic tradition
Feb 7 UBC Farm Symposium
Feb 7 UBC Thunderbirds Women’s Basketball vs UBCO Heat
Feb 8 Hot Topics in Cardiology and Respiratory Medicine Update
Feb 8 From Cabinets of Curiosities to the Modern Museum
Feb 9 Family Day at MOA with Rumba Calzada
Feb 9 UBC Opera Ensemble – Rota: The Florentine Straw Hat
Feb 10 China in 1900: Tales of Boxer Bandits, Foreign Invaders and a World on the Edge
Feb 11 Patrick Moore: Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout
Feb 11 Drama, Theatre, and Performance: Practising the Discipline – Before and After Retirement
Feb 12 Vday: A memory, a monologue, a rant and a prayer
Feb 12 Sex Trafficking During the Olympics: Myth or Reality?
Feb 13 From Beefy Chiefs to Healthy Families
Feb 13 Cindy Sherman meets Dzunuk’wa: Opening Reception
Feb 13 What is happening to Canada’s international reputation?
Feb 13 Aboriginal Men’s Narratives of Health: Reclaiming our Lives
Feb 14 Faculty Pension Plan Workshop – Understanding Your Retirement Options
Feb 14 UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble – Paris, Je T’aime
Feb 14 GSNA 2014 Graduate Student Symposium: Abstracts deadline
Feb 20 Workshop – The Policy Challenges and Health Limits of Personalized Medicine
Find out what else is happening at UBC this week. For sports events, visit the UBC Athletics site at http://www.gothunderbirds.ca/calendar.aspx.


UBC People

Music professor nominated for Juno

Stephen Chatman, chair of the Composition Division in UBC School of Music, has received a Juno nomination for Classical Composition of the Year for his work “Magnificat: Songs of Reflection.”

Recorded at the Chan Centre in December 2012, the work was performed by soprano soloist Bahareh Poureslami (BMus 2013), the University Singers and UBC Symphony Orchestra, and conducted by Jonathan Girard, director of orchestras at the School of Music.

View the list of Juno nominees here. For more on the recording, click here.

Applied Science announces new leadership roles; increases focus on professional development and industry partnerships

UBC Applied Science Dean Marc Parlange recently created two new senior leadership roles and appointed Prof. Elizabeth Croft as Associate Dean for Education and Professional Development, and Prof. James Olson as Associate Dean for Research and Industrial Partnerships.

“These two new roles mark our steadfast commitment to providing the best education and research possible in serving our students — future engineers, nurses, architects, landscape architects and planners — and society,” says Parlange. For more information, click here.

UBC professor listed among 20th century Canadians “who changed the world”

Michael Hayden, University Killam Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics, has been featured in Ken McGoogan’s recent book, 50 Canadians Who Changed the World (Harper Collins).

The book features activists, humanitarians, scientists and inventors who have had a global impact, and recounts Hayden’s early life and career, his arrival at UBC, and his significant achievements as a researcher in medical genetics, an entrepreneur in biotechnology, and a leader in his field. For more information, click here.

Computer Science professor receives Steacie Fellowship

Computer Science professor Kevin Leyton-Brown is the recipient of the Steacie Memorial Fellowship, which recognizes outstanding young researchers with a promising career in science research. Each fellow receives a research grant of $250,000 and is relieved of teaching and administrative duties for two years. Only six fellowships are awarded across Canada every year. Click here for more information.

Computer engineer among UBC’s research stars

Computer and Electrical Engineering associate professor Purang Abolmaesumi has been selected to receive a UBC Killam Research Prize in recognition of his distinguished research and scholarly contributions. For more information, click here.

UBC People


UBC People

Music professor nominated for Juno

Stephen Chatman, chair of the Composition Division in UBC School of Music, has received a Juno nomination for Classical Composition of the Year for his work “Magnificat: Songs of Reflection.”

Recorded at the Chan Centre in December 2012, the work was performed by soprano soloist Bahareh Poureslami (BMus 2013), the University Singers and UBC Symphony Orchestra, and conducted by Jonathan Girard, director of orchestras at the School of Music.

View the list of Juno nominees here. For more on the recording, click here.

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Applied Science announces new leadership roles; increases focus on professional development and industry partnerships

UBC Applied Science Dean Marc Parlange recently created two new senior leadership roles and appointed Prof. Elizabeth Croft as Associate Dean for Education and Professional Development, and Prof. James Olson as Associate Dean for Research and Industrial Partnerships.

“These two new roles mark our steadfast commitment to providing the best education and research possible in serving our students — future engineers, nurses, architects, landscape architects and planners — and society,” says Parlange. For more information, click here.

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UBC professor listed among 20th century Canadians “who changed the world”

Michael Hayden, University Killam Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics, has been featured in Ken McGoogan’s recent book, 50 Canadians Who Changed the World (Harper Collins).

The book features activists, humanitarians, scientists and inventors who have had a global impact, and recounts Hayden’s early life and career, his arrival at UBC, and his significant achievements as a researcher in medical genetics, an entrepreneur in biotechnology, and a leader in his field. For more information, click here.

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Computer Science professor receives Steacie Fellowship

Computer Science professor Kevin Leyton-Brown is the recipient of the Steacie Memorial Fellowship, which recognizes outstanding young researchers with a promising career in science research. Each fellow receives a research grant of $250,000 and is relieved of teaching and administrative duties for two years. Only six fellowships are awarded across Canada every year. Click here for more information.

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Computer engineer among UBC’s research stars

Computer and Electrical Engineering associate professor Purang Abolmaesumi has been selected to receive a UBC Killam Research Prize in recognition of his distinguished research and scholarly contributions. For more information, click here.

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Special Olympics BC charity free-throw contest at T-birds game

During half-time of this season’s final game, when the UBC women’s basketball team takes on the University of Victoria Vikes at home, 10 Special Olympics B.C. (SOBC) basketball players will attempt to sink as many free-throws as possible to raise money for two Special Olympic organizations.

Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities. UBC is hosting the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games this July.

Date:  Feb. 15
Time:  5 p.m. (game begins)
Place: UBC War Memorial Gym, 6081 University Blvd
Info: Click here

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Help shape UBC’s 20-year Sustainability Strategy

Join the conversation and help shape the long-term vision for sustainability at UBC and be part of an ongoing consultation process with faculty, staff, students and community members.

UBC is currently seeking feedback on the draft vision – share your thoughts and enter to win an iPad Mini (limited to faculty, staff and students). Complete the short eight-minute survey by Feb. 14.

Click here for more information or contact Marko Pajalic, Engagement Specialist, UBC Sustainability Initiative.

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Embracing ComplexCity – SCARP Student Symposium

The School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) Planning Students’ Association will hold its sixth annual SCARP Student Symposium titled “Embracing ComplexCity.” The panel sessions will explore ways to respond to environmental, social and economic challenges and, improve the resilience of cities and regions in the face of uncertainty and complexity.

Date: Feb. 7
Time: 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Place: Graduate Student Society, 6371 Crescent Road
Info: Click here for registration, fees and schedule

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Vancouver Campus Student Development Awards invites nominations

The Office of the Vice President, Students recognizes exceptional contributions or significant improvements to the student experience and learning environment at UBC. It is inviting nominations from students, faculty, staff and alumni for the 2013/14 UBC Vancouver Student Development Awards.

Refer to the VP Students website for the categories of awards and the list of winners for the past three years. Nominations should include a written statement from the nominator and two supporting letters outlining the exceptional contributions or improvements. Nominations are to be submitted to the Office of the Vice President, Students at vpsassist@mail.ubc.ca by March 7, 2014. Award winners will be announced late March and honoured at a special ceremony.

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