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Engineering hosts Distinguished Speaker Series seminar and open house

The November seminar in Chemical and Biological Engineering’s Distinguished Speaker series will be given by Robert Burrell, professor and chair of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Alberta. Burrell’s talk […]

Mining engineering postdoctoral fellow wins Young Author award

Wenying Liu, a post-doctoral fellow in Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, has won a Young Author Award for “one of the best ten technical papers presented by an […]

Computer Science professors recognized

Computer science professors Alla Sheffer and Holger Hoos‘ paper “Filling Your Shelves: Synthesizing Diverse Style-Preserving Artifact Arrangements,” has been chosen as the November 2014 spotlight paper by IEEE Transactions on […]

Engineering professor receives Meritorious Achievement Award

James Olson, professor of mechanical engineering and associate dean for research and industrial partnerships at the Faculty of Applied Science, has received the 2014 Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists […]

Genomics helps B.C. pharmacists target the right drugs for the right patient

A new research project that aims to make personalized medicine a reality for patients is launching in community pharmacies across British Columbia. Led by a team at UBC’s Faculty of […]

2014 flu clinic dates and locations for UBC staff, faculty and students

UBC will offer free flu shots to staff, faculty and students at clinics across UBC Vancouver Campus from November 4 to 27. Vaccinations are available on a first-come, first-served basis. […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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. […]

Digital media job expo for high school students

UBC’s Department of Computer Science and Electronic Arts Canada will stage their first UBC-EA Digital Media Job Expo, exclusively for Lower Mainland high school students. Students in grades 10 -12 […]

TEDx comes to UBC Oct. 25

The eighth annual TEDx Terry Talks conference will take place Oct. 25 at UBC’s Life Sciences Centre. Modelled on TED Talks, the conference provides UBC students and alumni with an […]

CENES presents “Shifting Walls, Shifting Paradigms”

The Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies is marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with a free public lecture on Oct. 17 by […]

SCARP-Vancouver Sun debate hosts Vancouver council candidates

UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning and the Vancouver Sun are hosting a debate featuring candidates for Vancouver City Council on Oct. 23. The candidates will talk about their […]

Education alumni recognized for teaching excellence

Tiffany Poirier (BEd, 2006; MEd, 2012) is one of 10 elementary and secondary teachers chosen nationwide to receive the Prime Minister’s Certificate of Excellence. Tiffany is a Challenge Teacher for […]

Hive Minds spell their way to victory

UBC Library and the United Way teamed up for the fifth annual Spelling Bee, which took place Oct. 7 at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The hour-long event culminated […]