UBC This Week 12-June-2014


Recent UBC Media Releases

Jun 12 Rapid rail line to Arbutus a solid first step in improving transit along Broadway corridor
Jun 12 Documenting the illegal trade in exotic pets
Jun 12 Job interviews reward narcissists, punish applicants from modest cultures
Jun 11 Ontario election: UBC expert says major parties ignore younger generation
Jun 11 New information system to transform how students interact with UBC
Jun 10 Kids benefit from rough and tumble play with dads
Jun 10 UBC experts comment on Father’s Day
Jun 10 Experts for comment about federal decision on Enbridge Northern Gateway
Jun 6 First Nations PhD grads take knowledge back to community
Jun 6 Plans approved for new Aquatic Centre

Upcoming Event Highlights

Jun 13 Arctic Crossings Keynote & Workshop
Jun 14 spatial profiling…
Jun 16 SPSS Data Management workshop
Jun 17 What’s The Real Deal with Stem Cell Therapies?
Jun 18 Writing Week Day 3: Group Writing Block
Jun 19 Rodney Graham: Torqued Chandelier Release and Other Works – Opening Reception
Jun 28 UBC Opera Ensemble – Janáček: The Cunning Little Vixen
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

10 UBC alumni to receive 2014 Order of British Columbia

Ten UBC alumni are among the 25 appointees to the Order of British Columbia for 2014 announced last week. The Order of British Columbia recognizes British Columbians who have contributed to the province in extraordinary ways. The investiture ceremony will be held for recipients and invited guests at Government House in Victoria on Nov. 6, 2014.

•    Peter Bentley, Hon. LLD 1992 – forest industry executive and community leader.
•    John A. Cairns, MD 1968 – heart disease researcher and educator.
•    William L. Clifford, BSc 1977 – physician and health information technology pioneer.
•    Douglas Coupland, Hon. DLitt 2010 – writer, designer, visual artist and global change-maker.
•    James C. Hogg, DSc 2010 – lung disease researcher and educator.
•    V. Jane Hungerford, BEd 1967, former chair of the UBC Alumni Association and recipient of the 2011 Alumni UBC Volunteer Leadership Award – volunteer, fundraiser and community leader.
•    The Honourable Leonard S. Marchand, BSc 1958 – Parliamentarian and advocate for justice for First Nations.
•    Rudolph E. North, BComm 1963 – philanthropist, humanitarian and business leader.
•    David R. Podmore, BA 1972 – industry and community leader.
•    Lorne R. Segal, BA 1977 – community philanthropist and business leader.

Learn more about the recipients and their contributions here.

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Educational Studies prof receives George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award

Jean Barman, professor emerita of UBC Educational Studies, has been awarded the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to Canadian scholarship and literature. Barman has written or edited more than 20 books and 50 articles and chapters. The annual award honours a B.C. author whose outstanding literary career and contributions to society span several decades. The award includes a $5,000 prize and the addition of the recipient’s name to the Writers Walk of Fame on the north plaza of Library Square in Vancouver.

Barman will receive her award at a public presentation at the Vancouver Public Library central branch on June 19 at 7 p.m. She will read from her latest work, French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women in the Making of the Pacific Northwest, published by UBC Press.

Click here for more information.

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Civil Engineering prof receives CISC Lifetime Achievement Award

Professor Siegfried Stiemer was honoured by the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) with a 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honours individuals that have made a significant contribution to the development, advancement, and success of the Canadian steel industry over a sustained period of years. Click here for more info.

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Health and exercise researchers win national grant

School of Health and Exercise Sciences Assistant Professors Mary Jung and Jonathan Little have received $277,000 from the Canadian Institute of Health Research to continue their research on helping people continue personal exercise programs. Jung and Little’s research program combines two weeks of exercise counselling with time-efficient high-intensity interval training. Forty Okanagan residents participated in the pilot study in 2013 with promising findings. For more information, click here.

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Pharm Sci professor receives Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada Award

David Fielding, professor at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, is the recipient of the 2014 Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) Award for Excellence in Research or Innovation in Assessment of Competence. Fielding is recognized for his career-long work in the evaluation of educational programs. To read more click here.

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Three B.C. pharmacists win UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Practice Educator Awards

Anna Evans, Dave Corman, and Ajit Johal – preceptor pharmacists based in B.C. – are recipients of UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Practice Educator Awards for the Entry-to-Practice BSc Pharm program. Evans, a pharmacist at South Okanagan General Hospital, and Corman, a pharmacist at Cumberland Pharmacy, are winners of the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Award: Institutional. Johal is the recipient of the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Award: Community. To read more click here.

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Arctic Adaptations receives Special Mention at 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale

Arctic Adaptations, an exhibition that depicts a sustainable future for the Arctic through a series of architectural models and animations, received a Special Mention at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia. Housed in the Canadian Pavillion in Venice’s Giardini di Castello, the display is composed of three projects that represent Nunavut’s 100-year past, the present, and a possible 15-year future. As part of the NU Health Arctic Adaptations design team, UBC’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) was represented by two SALA students, Geoff Cox and Neil Aspinall. Click here for more info.

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Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy members recognized

Jill Zwicker, assistant professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy (OS&OT), was awarded a Career Development Award from the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program. The award is a four-year salary award that will support her in growing her program of research on developmental coordination disorder.

OS&OT PhD candidate Kristine Theurer has been awarded a doctoral research scholarship by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Her project “Please don’t throw balloons at me: An investigation of social citizenship in long-term care homes” examines ways to improve psychosocial quality of life for residents in long-term care facilities.

OS&OT MSc student Karen Davies has won the CIHR Masters Award for her project titled “Long-term follow-up of children with idiopathic toe walking,” which examines the condition where children walk on their toes for several years with no underlying medical reason.

Bachelor of Rehabilitation Science graduate Marjorie Hackett has received the Helen P. LeVesconte Award for Volunteerism from the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT). She is acknowledged for her leadership in volunteer efforts at CAOT and the Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation.

For more information, click here.

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Civil Engineering student wins AWWA Student Best Paper Award

Civil Engineering Postdoctoral Fellow Heather Wray received the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Student Best Paper Award at the 2014 Membrane Technology Conference for her paper titled “Impact of Surface Shear Stress and Pre-Coagulation on Membrane Fouling.” Wray was a Ph.D. candidate at the time and Professor Pierre Bérubé was her co-supervisor. Click here for more info.

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Ing clan exhibition at Chinese Cultural Centre Museum

The Ing Suey Sun Tong Association of Vancouver celebrates its centennial this month with an exhibition of rare historic artifacts and renowned figures of the Ing clan at the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum.

The exhibition, sponsored by UBC’s Asian Library and the Chinese Stamp and Numismatic Society of Canada, has two parts. The first part displays more than 100 historic artifacts and documents (items include illustrated surnames of the Chinese, a folk remedies manuscript, a “Return to Homeland” record and more). The second part features the biographies of nine distinguished figures of the Wu clan.

Date:     June 14 – July 14
Time:     11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Place:     Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, 555 Columbia Street

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Celebrate Aboriginal (Un)history Month at UBC Library

UBC Library, in partnership with the Musqueam Indian Band, the Centre for Teaching and Learning Technology and the Museum of Anthropology, celebrates Aboriginal scholarship, creativity and intellectual traditions with its third annual Aboriginal (Un)History Month.

This year’s theme is “Honouring our Journeys” and will include exhibits at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC) and book displays at several Library branches.

For more information, visit the IKBLC website.

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2014 World Congress of Neuropsychopharmacology held in Vancouver

UBC faculty members will present at the 2014 International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP) World Congress which will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre on June 22 to 26. Professor Anthony Phillips from the Department of Psychiatry at UBC is president of CINP, an international psychopharmacology organization with members that include psychiatrists, pharmacologists and other basic scientists, and research psychologists. Click here for more information.

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Portable Feast kicks off on June 18

Portable Feast is taking place next week at the new Bookstore Plaza alongside the year’s first UBC Farm Market. Chef Rebecca Johnson from Sage Bistro will conduct the first chef demo of the season.

Event: Portable Feast at the UBC Farm Market
Where: UBC Bookstore Plaza
Date: June 18, Wednesday, demo at 11:30am – 1pm
UBC Farm Market hours: 11:30 to 1:30

For more info click here.

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