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UBC This Week | Aug. 23, 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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Thunderbirds show well at Universiade

UBC swimmers brought home about one-third of Canada’s 16 medals from the 2007 Summer Universiade (World University Games). Brian Johns won gold in the 200-metre individual medley and bronze in the 200 freestyle; Darryl Rudolf won gold in the 100 butterfly; Annamay Pierce earned a bronze in the 200 breaststroke in Canadian-record time; and Scott Dickens claimed bronze in the 100 breaststroke. In addition, Johns and Rudolf made up one-half of the silver-medal-winning 4x100 freestyle relay team and T-Bird Callum Ng set a new Canadian record in the 50 backstroke.

Outside the pool, strong results for Canada included a surprising fourth-place finish for men’s soccer, which counted T-Birds Mike Elliot, Steve Frazao and Paul Seymour on its roster. UBC swimming coach Derrick Schoof served as head coach for swimming and Human Kinetics sessional instructor and men’s soccer coach Mike Mosher assisted with soccer.

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UBC hosts staff welcome back BBQ

This year’s staff barbecue will be held Sept. 12 at the Flag Pole Plaza. Hosted by the President’s Office and Human Resources and produced by Ceremonies and Events, this event welcomes staff back to the new academic year and includes a free UBC Catering BBQ lunch, live entertainment and information booths. The lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. RSVPs should be made through department administrators by Aug. 29 to receive attendance wristbands. 

For more information, visit www.ceremonies.ubc.ca/staffbbq.

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UBC’s health symposium registration opens

UBC’s fifth annual Health Symposium, themed Live Well, Work Well, will be held at the Chan Centre on Oct. 3. Complimentary to all UBC faculty and staff, the day includes speakers, breakout sessions and a Health Fair. Brochures are in the mail to faculty and staff.  

For program information and registration, visit www.hse.ubc.ca/health-symposium.

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