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UBC This Week | Apr. 19, 2007

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UBC This Week is a weekly summary of UBC people in the news, recent media releases and upcoming event highlights. UBC This Week past issues are also available on-line.

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Find out what else is happening at UBC this week. For sports events, visit the UBC Athletics site at www.gothunderbirds.ca/schedule.asp.

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CCAE awards garnered by UBC

Alumni Affairs has won a Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) Gold award in recognition of excellence for their web site redevelopment, the second gold award for this site. Alumni Affairs’ Elisa Cachero developed the design, Public Affairs’ Adrian Liem handled much of the technical work, and Public Affairs’ Scott Vrooman programmed several backend tools and application logic. View the site at www.alumni.ubc.ca.

UBC Reports, the university’s monthly news publication, has been awarded Gold in the CCAE Best Newspaper category. The award submission recognized UBC Public Affairs (Vancouver) writers Lorraine Chan, Brian Lin, Hilary Thomson and Basil Waugh, and UBC Okanagan Public Affairs writer Bud Mortenson; designer Ann Goncalves (and past designer Sharmini Thiagarajah); photographers Martin Dee and Darin Dueck, and web producer Michael Ko.

UBC’s International Student Initiative viewbook has won a CCAE Gold award for the Best Student Recruitment Viewbook. Lisa Fisher, Lynette Hawksley, and Garry Fletcher directed the work; contributors include Kaldor Design Group; Kelly Parkatti, and photographers Perry Danforth and Martin Dee.

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Pollay Prize Lecture honours intellectual excellence

Dr. Alan R. Andreasen will deliver the annual Pollay Prize Lecture at the Sauder School of Business on April 20. This year’s speech is entitled Achieving Social Change Through Marketing. Andreasen is a professor of marketing at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, and Executive Director of the Social Marketing Institute. He specializes in consumer behaviour and the application of marketing to non-profit organizations, social marketing, and the market problems of disadvantaged consumers.

For more information, contact charles.weinberg@sauder.ubc.ca or visit www.sauder.ubc.ca/news/docs/Pollay2007_announcemt.pdf.

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BOLD celebrates its 10th anniversary

The Bureau of Legal Dentistry (BOLD) laboratory at UBC observes its 10-year anniversary with a dinner, murder mystery and auction on April 21. BOLD’s work involves forensic dental research, police work, and instruction in the use of dental evidence for crime investigation and prosecution. Proceeds raised at the event will go towards a gene analyzer for the BOLD lab.   

For more information, contact Jane Merling at 604.822.5886 or merling@interchange.ubc.ca.

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UBC students chosen to participate in African international seminar

Afton Halloran and Behzad Toosi have been chosen as two of 20 students from across Canada to participate in a six-week study tour in Ghana this summer. Halloran, who is studying global resource systems, and Toosi, who is studying biology, will travel to Ghana to learn more about barriers to basic education for communities in the West African country.

Originally launched in 1948 by World University Service of Canada (WUSC), the International Seminar is offered annually by Uniterra, a joint program of WUSC and the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI).

For more information, visit www.uniterra.ca.

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UBC External Programs and Learning Technology staff win innovation award

Natasha Boskic, Educational Technology Manager, Kirsten Bole, New Media Developer, and Nathan Hapke, undergraduate research assistant, have won the 2007 Innovation Award in the category of Support and Service for their project on web accessibility. The award is given annually by BCcampus and the BC Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG). The focus of the project is developing tools for making online course components and other digital materials more accessible to people with disabilities.

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UBC hosts evaluation of the Senate

On April 19 – 20, UBC’s Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions and Political Science Department is hosting Transforming Canadian Governance Through Senate Reform. This conference will bring together experts on parliamentary reform and the evolution of the Senate.

For more information, visit http://democracy.arts.ubc.ca or contact Prof. Ken Carty at 604.822.6825.

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UBC's e-Strategy Town Hall calls for submissions

e-Strategy Town Hall is an opportunity to discuss the impact of technology on teaching, learning and research at UBC. This year’s Town Hall will take place June 21 on the theme Learning Technologies -- Keeping Pace with Students.

Organizers are asking for proposals for interactive seminar presentations or posters. Submissions must be received by April 30. General registration will open in May.

For more information, visit www.e-strategy.ubc.ca.

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UBC sponsors ExplorAsian 2007

As part of Vancouver’s May celebrations of Asian Heritage Month, UBC will be the title sponsor for ExplorASIAN 2007, a community initiative to highlight the art, education, and cultural expressions of Pan Asian Canadian artists and culture. The festival includes performances, demonstrations, lectures and community displays.

For more information, visit www.explorasian.org.

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Vancouver Campus Plan (VCP) hosts green buildings expert

On April 30, Jerry Yudelson, Founder and Principal of Yudelson Associates, will speak at the VCP Speakers Series on The Sustainable Campus: Future Trends and Implications for Physical Learning Environments. Yudelson is a registered professional engineer, an expert in the LEED green building rating system, and provides guidance on creating, developing, designing and marketing green building projects.

For more information, visit www.campusplan.ubc.ca.

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