UBC This Week | May 4, 2006
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UBC Centre for Japanese Research presents Ikuyu
Nakamichi piano recital
The UBC Centre for Japanese Research presents a recital by internationally
acclaimed pianist Ikuyu Nakamichi on Wednesday May 17, 2006, at
the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. The concert recognizes
the 50th Anniversary of the Vancouver Japanese Businessmens' Group
(Boeki Konwakai) as a founding donor of the Centre for Japanese
Research who helped raise more than $1 million to assist in renovations
of the UBC Nitobe Memorial Garden. The event was also greatly
facilitated by UBC Emeritus Fine Arts Professor Mori Matsumoto.
About the Artist: Ikuyu Nakamichi studied under Prof. Klaus Schilde
at the Hochschüle für Musik in Munich on a scholarship
from the Japanese Ministry of Cultural Affairs. The winner of
numerous international awards she has performed with leading orchestras
across Japan, Europe and the US. In April 1999, Nakamichi gave
her debut performance in New York at Carnegie Hall. She also performed
at Windsor Castle for Prince Charles' 2005 wedding reception.
For more information: www.ikuyo-nakamichi.com.
UBC and TELUS partner on new health website
In partnership with TELUS and the UBC Irving K. Barber Learning
Centre (IKBLC), a new website featuring Canadian health and wellness
information was launched this week. In addition to feature health
stories, the IKBLC provides supporting information and access
to online reference services, webcasts and educational information
provided by the UBC Library and libraries worldwide. Other partners
include Edmonton Capital Health and MediResource Inc. For more
information: www.mytelus.com/health or www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca.
Three poetry book releases for UBC grads
The UBC Robson Square Bookstore recently held a book launch for
three newly released books of poetry by UBC alumni. Michael V.
Smith’s "What You Can't Have" (Signature Editions),
Elizabeth Bachinsky's "Home of Sudden Service" (Nightwood
Editions), and Jennica Harper's "The Octopus" (Nightwood
Editions). For more information: www.nightwoodeditions.com or www.signature-editions.com.
UBC grad shortlisted for 2005 award for
best Canadian juvenile mystery
Sheldon Goldfarb, UBC Alumnus and Alma Mater Society archivist,
recently had his novel “Remember, Remember” (UKA Press)
shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis award for best Canadian juvenile
mystery of 2005. A story of blackmail and murder set in Victorian
England, the Montreal Gazette writes: "Goldfarb is a good
writer [and] the possibility of a sequel clearly presents itself."
More information: crimewriterscanada.com.
UBC alumni take home honours at BC Book
Alumna Charlotte Gill won the Fiction Prize for her thesis "Ladykiller"
(Thomas Allen publishers) and alumna Barbara Nickel won the Children's
Literature Prize for her book "Hanna Waters and the Daughter
of Johann Sebastian Bach" (Penguin). In addition, both books
were also Governor General Award nominees.