UBC This Week | Nov. 22, 2007
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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.
UBC’s AGM to take place on Nov. 26
UBC’s 2007 Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday, Nov. 26 at the Rotary Arts Centre in Kelowna. The AGM will be webcast live from Noon to 1 p.m. at www.ubc.ca. The webcast will be archived and available for viewing after the event.
The live webcast can also be viewed in a theatre setting at two campus locations.
- Vancouver Campus – Michael Smith Labs (no food or drink in the theatre)
- Okanagan Campus – UBC Okanagan Student Services Centre foyer
For directions and more information visit www.ubc.ca/agm.
The AGM will conclude with a Q&A session: questions for the President and Vice Presidents can be e-mailed in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions unanswered due to time constraints will receive responses after the AGM.
The event will mark the release of the 2006-07 UBC Annual Report, which celebrates the past year’s accomplishments and, with the theme of Foresight, anticipates our upcoming celebration of the centenary of the University Act of 1908.
As in past years, readers have the opportunity to fill out a brief feedback survey after viewing the online Annual Report and be entered to win a 16GB iPod Touch.
For more information and to read the annual report, visit www.ubc.ca.
UBC elections for Chancellor, Board and Senate
UBC is conducting elections for its 17th Chancellor, as well as faculty and staff representatives to the Board of Governors, and representatives to the Okanagan and Vancouver Senates. Voting ends Nov. 26.
To vote in Okanagan elections, visit http://okanagan.students.ubc.ca/facultystaff/elections.cfm.
To vote in Vancouver elections, visit www.students.ubc.ca/facultystaff/elections.cfm.
UBC’s Sprouts receives entrepreneurship award
Sprouts Natural Food Co-operative – a student-run, not-for-profit, organic grocery store, food co-op and education centre – was awarded the oikos Award for Student Entrepreneurship in Higher Education earlier this month. Alice Miro, a UBC alumna, arrived in Germany this week to accept the award for her work with Sprouts.
For more information, visit www.oikos-international.org/projects/oikos-student-award/about.html.
UBC professor appointed inaugural director for institute at St. Paul’s Hospital
Prof. Bruce McManus, of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, has been appointed the inaugural Director of the Providence Heart + Lung Institute at St. Paul’s Hospital (Providence Health Care). Launched in June 2007, the Providence Heart + Lung Institute integrates all of Providence’s heart and lung research, education and care programs under one umbrella.
McManus is Co-Director of the iCAPTURE Centre at St. Paul’s, and recently completed a six-year appointment as Scientific Director of the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health. He serves St. Paul’s Hospital as Academic Head of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
For more information, visit www.providencehealthcare.org/InnovativeNewInstitute.htm.
Team UBC teen innovators in Shad Valley program honoured for Zero-Waste innovations
In July 2007, UBC was one of 11 university hosts of the Shad Valley program, a residential entrepreneurship program for senior high school students. Prof. Martin Adamson, of the Department of Zoology, and Lynn Norman, Sessional Lecturer in Zoology, headed the staffing team of UBC staff and students, and faculty from other universities. Students participated in four weeks of lectures, workshops, field trips and project assignments.
Last month, students from the UBC-hosted program were awarded Best Application of the Zero-Waste Technology theme and Best Website at the RBC/Shad Entrepreneurship Cup awards for their innovation ShowerDrop – a shampoo and conditioner dispensing method for the hotel industry that eliminates the use of plastic bottles.
For more information, visit www.shad.ca/shad/myweb.php?hls=10239.
UBC staff seasonal concert reminder
UBC’s seasonal concert for faculty and staff will be held Nov. 28 from 11:45 a.m.- 12:45 p.m. at the Chan Centre for Performing Arts. Produced by the UBC Ceremonies and Events Office with the School of Music and sponsored by the Department of Human Resources, this free concert showcases a variety of music performed by UBC School of Music students.
Last-minute tickets may be picked up the day of the concert. For day-of tickets, visit the Chan Centre Ticket Office on Nov. 28 between 10 a.m.- 11:45 a.m.
For more information, visit www.ceremonies.ubc.ca/seasonal.
UBC Food Services Christmas announcements
UBC’s Holiday Dickens Buffet at Cecil Green Park House will take place this year on Dec. 11 with two sittings for lunch (11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1:45-3:45 p.m.) and a dinner seating at 6 p.m. Cost is $36.95/person, or $34.95/person for bookings of 10 or more. To reserve, call 604-822-2018.
UBC Food Services Swirls Christmas Bakeshop is now available until Dec. 21. To order, call 604-822-3649 or visit www.food.ubc.ca.