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UBC This Week | Aug. 21, 2008

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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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UBC research studies receive Agriculture Canada’s support

UBC has received contributions to two applied research studies from Agri-Food Canada’s Advancing Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food program.

  • $203,500 to the UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre and Department of Civil Engineering to create a slow-release fertilizer by recovering nutrients from dairy manure waste. The study will also explore converting the bio-energy produced into heat or electricity.
  • $30,000 to the UBC Animal Welfare Program to examine how the overall health of dairy cattle is affected by the design and comfort of their living facilities which will help producers understand how cow comfort affects cow health, production, and fertility.

For more information, visit: http://www.agr.gc.ca/cb/index_e.php?s1=n&s2=2008&page=n80813a.

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UBC Mining Engineering launches facility for energy efficient rock crushing

UBC’S Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, Koeppern Machinery Australia and BC Mining Research has launched the High Pressure Grinding Roll (HPGR) pilot testing and research facility.

HPGR, widely used in the cement industry and diamond industry, is emerging as an important new technology in mineral processing because it offers substantial energy savings over conventional grinding.

The first of its kind in North and South America, the facility will be used to test a wider range of minerals including copper, iron, gold, zinc, nickel and diamonds.

For more information, visit http://www.engineering.ubc.ca/news-events/article.php?page=/2008/08/mining-engineering-launches-hpgr.html.

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UBC student named Killam Fellow

Max B. Liu, a UBC biochemistry student, has been named a 2008-09 Killam Fellow. He will study this fall at the University of California at Berkeley, which accepts one or two Canadian Killam Fellows per year.

Administered by the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the U.S., the Killam Fellowships Program seeks to enhance mutual understanding between the two countries. Almost 90 students have participated, with the number increasing to well over a hundred this year.

For more information, visit http://www.killamfellowships.com/

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UBC’s AGM to be held in new Thunderbird Arena

UBC’s Annual General Meeting will be held this year at the new Thunderbird Arena. This event will mark the release of the 2007-08 UBC Annual Report, which highlights the past year’s highlights and accomplishments.

The Thunderbird Arena will be a host venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games and is located on the UBC Vancouver campus. For further information on the arena, visit http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/media/releases/2008/mr-08-092.html.

There will be an opportunity to tour the new arena immediately following the AGM.

Date: Nov. 4, 2008
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.
Place: Thunderbird Arena, UBC Vancouver campus
Info: contact public.affairs@ubc.ca

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