UBC This Week 22-May-2014


Recent UBC Media Releases

May 22 Leading economist Justin Yifu Lin explains China’s economic miracle
May 22 Aboriginals belong on the podium too
May 22 Grad Stories: From the classroom to the newsroom
May 22 Citizen scientists spot rare seahorse in Canadian waters
May 20 Graduation and honorary degree ceremonies begin
May 20 UBC hosts LNG workshop to identify industry needs
May 20 UBC technology uses C02 to clean oil and gas wastewater
May 15 Expert spotlight: Polio setback
May 15 WHO report sheds light on Canadian youth health

Upcoming Event Highlights

May 23 Celebrating Asian Heritage Month at UBC: Classical Chinese Garden exhibition at IKBLC
May 23 UBC May Graduation
May 24-25 Alumni Weekend
May 24 Twilight: Piano and Erhu Project
May 26-28 Graduation
May 26 Demystifying the Chinese Economic Miracle
May 27 Alternative notions of schooling in Australia
May 27 Pap Screening Clinic: Downtown Eastside
May 28 Feast Bowl Community Lunch
May 28 “Hot Lunch” Invitation for all UBC Staff
May 28-31 25th Annual Canadian Bioethics Society Conference – Looking Back; Looking Forward
May 29 GPS/CSI&C Event: Resume Clinic
May 29 From the Adinkras of Supersymmetry to the Music of Arnold Schoenberg
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

UBC People

Kevin Milligan Appointed Fellow-in-Residence with C.D. Howe Institute

Vancouver School of Economics Associate Professor Kevin Milligan has been appointed a Fellow-in-Residence with the C.D. Howe Institute, effective May 22, 2014. The C. D. Howe Institute is an independent not-for-profit Canadian research institute whose mission is to raise living standards by fostering economically sound public policies.

More here.

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Special Libraries Association award for UBC Librarian

Congratulations to Aleha McCauley, the 2014 recipient of the Achievement in Academic Business Librarianship Award.  McCauley, a Community Engagement Librarian (Business Services), was recognized for her work providing innovative online services to B.C. entrepreneurs with UBC Library’s Small Business Accelerator program.  This award is presented by the Special Libraries Association Business and Finance Division, and recognizes exemplary academic business librarianship.

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Digitization Centre joins Flickr Commons

UBC Library’s Digitization Centre was recently welcomed as the latest member of the Flickr Commons, giving the general public better access to the world’s public photography archives.

A resource for students, researchers and historians, the Digitization Centre now reaches an even larger audience by contributing items to Flickr. These images will now be available for Creative Commons use – they are open access, freely shared images. The Digitization Centre joins esteemed members such as the British Library, Vancouver Public Library, the Library of Congress, and several provincial and national archives and libraries.

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UBC Library digitizes GVRD maps

A Greater Vancouver land-use map series is now available online thanks to the successful completion of a digitization project by the Library’s Digital Initiatives unit. This series of 596 detailed maps was produced in 1971, 1981 and 1983 by the Greater Vancouver Regional District (now Metro Vancouver) and is held in UBC Library’s Map and Atlas Collection.

The maps, printed in black and white, are used by UBC students in urban planning and geography, and are frequently consulted by the local business community, specifically environmental engineers, site remediation consultants and property development firms.

For more, visit the Library’s Digital Collections site.

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