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UBC This Week | Aug. 2, 2007

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Oral Health Centre recognized for award-winning interior design

Karo Design has won a silver Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia (IDIBC) award for UBC’s Nobel Biocare Oral Health Centre. The IDIBC grants the Awards of Excellence every year, and is the self-regulatory professional body for interior design practitioners in British Columbia.

For more information, visit www.idibc.org.

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UBC’s Curious George takes on a challenge

The UBC Laboratory of Computational Intelligence Robotics (LCI) team has created "Curious George," a robot that earned them the Semantic Robot Vision Challenge (SRVC) prize at the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence conference in Vancouver last week. The SRVC is a new research competition focusing on image understanding and automatic acquisition of knowledge from large unstructured databases of images, such as those found on the web.

For more information on the LCI, visit www.cs.ubc.ca/nest/lci. For more information on the Challenge, visit www.semantic-robot-vision-challenge.org.

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28 Thunderbirds bound for Bangkok

A record 28 UBC varsity student-athletes will suit up for Canada at the upcoming World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand. This multi-sport event for post-secondary students takes place every two years and is second only to the Olympics in terms of participation. The Bangkok Games will feature around 8,000 student-athletes from more than 140 countries competing in 18 sports.

Thunderbird swimming and women’s volleyball are particularly well represented, with 14 members of the 33-person Canadian swim team coming from the Point Grey campus, and four out of 12 volleyball players originating from UBC. The Thunderbirds are also sending student-athletes in women’s and men’s soccer, women’s basketball, women’s golf and track and field.

For all the info on the 2007 World University Games, visit:

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