UBC This Week | Sep. 25, 2008
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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.
Ceremony honours UBC Nobel Laureates
A UBC Parks dedication ceremony will be held in honour of Nobel Laureates Prof. Emeritus Har Gobind Khorana and the late Prof. Michael Smith.
Date: Sept. 27
Time: 2 p.m.
Place: Michael Smith Park in Wesbrook Place Neighbourhood
Info: Community Bike Ride begins 1 p.m. at Flag Pole Plaza
Festivities to follow at 2:30 p.m. with live music, bbq and games
Open houses discuss NCAA membership
UBC will be holding consultation open houses to get feedback from the campus community and other stakeholders on UBC being considered for membership in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II.
The open houses will be held:
• Sept. 29, 4 - 7 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room, Liu Institute, 6476 Marine Drive
• Oct. 14, 6 - 9 p.m., Arbutus Room, Ponderosa Centre, 2071 West Mall
• Oct. 15, 4-7 p.m., Arbutus Room, Ponderosa Centre, 2071 West Mall
Consultation materials and an on-line feedback form are available at www.students.ubc.ca/ncaa.
Earth and Ocean Sciences researcher wins Marine Science award
Prof. Roger Francois, Canada Research Chair in Marine Geochemistry for Global Climate Change in the Dept. of Earth and Ocean Sciences, has won the 2008 A.G. Huntsman Award.
Presented annually by the Royal Society of Canada, this award recognizes scientists in one of three categories: marine geosciences, physical or chemical oceanography, and biological or fisheries oceanography.
For more information, visit www.bio.gc.ca/huntsman/huntsfound-e.html.
UBC professor joins political candidates in forum on global poverty
Canadian political party candidates including UBC’s Prof. Michael Byers (NDP), Adrienne Carr (Green Party) and Hedy Fry (Liberal Party), will answer questions surrounding global poverty at a forum entitled Candidates Forum on Global Poverty, hosted by Engineers Without Borders and Canada’s World, a three-year citizens' dialogue focused on Canadian international policy.
Date: Oct. 7
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Place: SFU Harbour Centre Downtown (capacity 200)
Registration begins at 6
UBC engineering students win prize for invention
UBC electrical and computer engineering students took second place in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Canada Telus Innovation Competition, held in Mississauga, ON.
Alexander J. Moss, Andrew C.H. Wong and Yuanyuan (Cherry) Yin won a $5,000 prize for dScrybe Digital Receipt System, a transaction capturing tool using web-based database technology that provides a centralized resource for users to view their spending.
For more information, visit http://www.engineering.ubc.ca/news-events/article.php?page=/2008/09/ubc-engineering-students-take-2nd-place.html.
UBC Library acquires Keenlyside Legal Research Collection
The John Keenlyside Legal Research Collection, which highlights the effects of B.C.’s colonial justice system on Chinese and Aboriginal populations, is now available at UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC).
John S. Keenlyside, a UBC graduate in economics and political science, acquired the legal collection in 1991.
For more information visit www.library.ubc.ca/spcoll/AZ/PDF/KL/Keenlyside_John.pdf or contact Ralph Stanton at 604.822.4879 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UBC included in green building tour
Cascadia, a chapter of the Canada Green Building Council promoting the environmental design, construction and operation of buildings in the Pacific Northwest, is hosting Green Skyline Tours, a tour showcasing innovative green buildings in Vancouver, including a UBC tour on Sept. 25.
Presented by UBC Emerging Green Builders and the Campus Sustainability Office, the tour will showcase campus buildings including the Life Sciences Centre, C.K. Choi, Kaiser buildings, and the UBC composter.
For more information, visit http://www.cagbc.org/cagbc/events/events143/2008-09.php.
Go Global holds one-week event
As part of Celebrate Learning, Go Global will hold a one one-week event starting Sept. 29, showcasing work, study, and international service learning opportunities.
The week's events will include:
• Go Global Fair - booths representing all the Go Global countries will be at SUB main concourse Sept. 29 from 10 - 4:30 p.m.
• Go Global workshops – interactive sessions to learn of on or off campus opportunities will be held on various dates and campus locations. Registration required.
• Go Global information sessions - presentations led by representatives from Go Global, Coop, and partner universities will be held on various dates and campus locations. Registration required.
Date: Sept. 29 - Oct. 3
Info: Register for workshops and information sessions http://www.students.ubc.ca/global/outgoing/events.cfm?page=week
or contact email@example.com or 604.822.0942.
UBC Killam Lecture honours chancellor
In the second annual UBC Killam Lecture, Prof. Sherrill Grace, current recipient of the Canada Council Killam Prize in Humanities, will discuss her book Canada and the Idea of North and explore recent developments of the Canadian North in literature, theatre, and film.
This lecture is in honour of the late Robert Wyman, a Killam Trustee from 1987 to 2007, and Chancellor Emeritus of UBC.
Date: Sept. 29
Time: 4 – 5 p.m.
Place: Green College, 6201 Cecil Green Park Road
Info: reception to follow
UBC Library debuts at Word on the Street
UBC Library will be at Word on the Street, a Vancouver book and magazine fair, with a booth featuring UBC Library Vault products, information about the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, and free UBC Library community cards for new applicants.
Date: Sept. 28
Time: 11 – 5 p.m.
Place: Library Square, exhibitors’ marketplace, next to the main stage
UBC Botanical Garden hosts lecture
UBC Botanical Garden will host a lecture given by Roy Jonsson, a teacher, consultant and writer of landscaping and design, who will discuss how to plant, feed and force bulbs for a successful spring garden.
Date: Sept. 29
Time: 12 -1 p.m.
Place: Botanical Garden Reception Centre, 6804 South West Marine
Info: $5.00 admission, bring a bag lunch, coffee and tea supplied
Call 604.822.3928 to book a seat
Institute of Asian Research hosts lectures
The Centre for Korean Research will host a discussion entitled The Munhak Tongne Phenomenon: The Publication of Literary Fiction in Contemporary South Korea, given by UBC Prof. Bruce Fulton, Dept. of Asian Studies, who will outline how the literary culture in South Korea has changed since the mid-1990s.
Date: Sept. 26
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
Place: 1855 West Mall, C.K. Choi Building Conference Room #120
The Centre for Japanese Research will host Cheating Death: Socialization for Aggression in the Japanese Media, 1905-1945, an examination of wartime Japanese media by Dr. David Earhart, an author and professional translator of Buddhist writings.
Date: Sept. 26
Time: 4:30-6 p.m.
Place: C.K. Choi Building Seminar Room #129
UBCevents calendar open for viewing and posting
UBCevents, the new campus-wide events calendar, is available for viewing and posting events hosted or supported by a UBC organization including student clubs, departments and administration units.
For information and to register for an account visit http://www.events.ubc.ca or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.