Nursing prof receives funding from Movember Foundation
UBC Nursing associate professor Helen Brown has received funding from the Movember Foundation for her project working with incarcerated Aboriginal men to create art and other gifts for impoverished children. The foundation is funding 15 projects across Canada as part of its first Canadian Men’s Health and Wellbeing Innovation Challenge. Click here for more.
Forestry professor featured on CBC’s The Nature of Things
Sally Aitken, a professor of Forest and Conservation Sciences at the Faculty of Forestry, will be featured on CBC’s The Nature of Things on Thursday, October 23 at 8 p.m. The episode, “Dream of the Future,” explores scientific research with future impact. Aitken will be featured in a segment on cloning trees. Click here for more information.
Biomedical engineering students named Outstanding Young Scientists at MICCAI
Philip Edgcumbe and Alborz Amir-Khalili, UBC biomedical engineering PhD students and Engineers in Scrubs, each won an Outstanding Young Scientist award at the 2014 International Medical Image Computing and Computer Aided Interventions (MICCAI) conference for their research papers on minimally invasive surgical software and tools. Click here for more.
UBC Engineering co-hosts Go Eng Girl! Event
UBC Engineering welcomed 100 Grade 9 girls from across B.C. to Go Eng Girl! on October 18 to learn about engineering from female professionals, academics and students. The event, co-hosted by eng•cite and Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science & Technology (WWEST), is part of a national outreach effort in collaboration with the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering (ONWIE). The day featured hands-on activities, conversations with engineering mentors and touring engineering research labs.
Open UBC celebrates open access
On October 28 and 29, UBC Library is presenting debates, workshops, film screenings, a robotics demonstration and other events to highlight open access. The events will be held in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and are free and open to the public. Visit the Open UBC website for a full schedule.
SALA launches urban design forum, new master’s program
The School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) is announcing the launch of its new Master of Urban Design program and its first annual forum November 4-5. The forum will reveal the urban processes that are upending Vancouver and fueling the metastatic growth of cities far distant. Click here for more.
Food for Fines at UBC Library
For the 12th consecutive year, UBC Library and the Alma Mater Student Society are running their Food for Fines campaign. From October 20 to November 2, $2 in library fines will be waived for every non-perishable food item donated (up to a maximum of $30). Food items are distributed to the AMS Food Bank. For more information, visit http://about.library.ubc.ca/2014/10/10/food-for-fines-at-ubc-library/
SCARP dialogue looks at water policy in B.C.
Jordi Honey-Roses, assistant professor at the School of Community and Regional Planning is presenting “Water Policy Dialogues in B.C.” on October 27 as part of the SCARP Lunchtime Dialogues series. Click here for more information.