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UBC This Week | Mar. 8, 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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Campus Security encourages students, faculty and staff to register on Propertycop

UBC Campus Security is working together with Propertycop to encourage members of the Vancouver campus community to utilize this service. Propertycop is an anti-theft community policing program developed for individuals and corporations to register valuable property online for the prevention and recovery of stolen property. Registration is free and uses a secure Internet site that can only be accessed by police or authorized security organizations and Propertycop volunteers.

For more information, visit www.propertycop.org.

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National Wildlife Federation recognizes UBC for conservation projects

UBC is one of nine colleges and universities awarded special recognition for its conservation goals by the NWF. These include creating a comprehensive sustainability strategy, designing a green building rating system for residential buildings, and completing an energy and water infrastructure upgrade. This recognition is noted in the NWF 2006 edition of the Campus Ecology Yearbook, featuring campuses across North America enrolled in the NWF’s Campus Ecology program.

For more details, visit www.nwf.org.

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Prof. earns Women of the Earth award

Assoc. Prof. Amanda Vincent has been awarded first prize in the Yves Rocher Foundation’s Women of the Earth competition, honouring women who are committed to improving and preserving nature. Vincent is recognised for her work with Project Seahorse, an international marine conservation group which she co-founded and directs. She is the Canada Research Chair in Marine Conservation.

The Yves Rocher Foundation was created in 1991 by the Yves Rocher cosmetic company under the auspices of the Institut de France to promote eco-citizenship and support people who raise environmental awareness and lead preservation efforts.

For more information, visit yvesrochernature.ca.

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Continuing Studies wins silver and bronze

UBC Continuing Studies has won three medals at the University Continuing Education Association Marketing (UCEA) awards. These awards recognize the best marketing practices and promotional pieces in Continuing Education in North America. Silver medals were awarded for the Winter/Spring 2007 Course Calendar and WSET (Wine and Spirit Education Trust) Course Poster. A bronze medal was won for the Languages, Cultures and Travel Fall 2006/Winter 2007 brochure.

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UBC IMANT names president

Philip Falls has been named the President and Chief Executive Officer of UBC Investment Management Trust Inc., the body responsible for UBC’s endowment and staff pension funds. Falls is responsible for all investment management programs in conjunction with IMANT's Board of Directors. Falls currently sits on the Board of the Association of Canadian Pension Fund Management, the Investment Practices Committee of the Pension and Investment Association of Canada, and is a member of the Vancouver Society of Financial Analysts. He received his Bachelor of Commerce (Honours and Birks Medalist) from Concordia University and a Masters of Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Western Ontario.

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Museum of Anthropology presents Perception of Africa: A Dialogue

UBC’s Museum of Anthropology is hosting three evenings of talks, discussion and reflection relating to Africa, AIDS and its representations through Mar. 10. This is part of the Museum’s Global Dialogue series and is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Village is Tilting: Dancing AIDS in Malawi.

For more information and registration, visit www.moa.ubc.ca.

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UBC brain researchers host public forum on managing forgetfulness and aging successfully

Three brain researchers will speak on memory loss and how it can be managed at a free public symposium Mar. 12 at UBC’s Life Sciences Centre. Drs. Max Cynader, Howard Feldman and Jonathan Schooler of UBC’s Brain Research Centre join Dr. Art Hister, host of Canada’s longest running health radio show and emcee of the symposium, to discuss disorders of the aging brain, strategies to help improve memory, and how to age successfully. The symposium is sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

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

To attend, RSVP at 604-827-5831 or online at www.supporting.ubc.ca.

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Last reviewed 09-Mar-2007

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