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UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases Mar. 3: Pediatric ER doctors need to query vitamin use in children: UBC researcher Upcoming Event Highlights Mar. 5: Celebrate Research Week – ICICS-IEEE Workshop on […]

2008/09 UBC Annual Report feedback winner announced

Following the Jan. 15, 2010 deadline for feedback on the UBC Annual Report, first-year Faculty of Arts student Tianyuan Yang was randomly selected as the recipient of an iPod Touch […]

Applied Science events during Celebrate Research Week

Applied Science will hosts events during Celebrate Research Week featuring experts from architecture, engineering, landscape architecture and nursing, who will share their knowledge on topics ranging from combating climate change […]

Pollay Prize 2010 awarded for research on modern day consumer behavior

The winner of the 2010 Pollay Prize from the UBC Sauder School of Business is Ronald Paul Hill, Senior Associate Dean of Intellectual Strategy from the Villanova School of Business, […]

Cycle route planner receives UBC Library award

UBC Prof. Michael Brauer, from the School of Environmental Health, has won the UBC Library’s inaugural Innovative Dissemination of Research Award for the Cycling Metro Vancouver Route Planner. The Innovative […]

Hero of “Hotel Rwanda” a keynote speaker during International Week — March 15–19

Paul Rusesabagina, a Rwandan internationally honoured for saving more than 1,200 refugees during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, will be the keynote speaker at UBC’s International Week (I.Week) March 15-19. The film based on his story, Hotel Rwanda, will be screened at S.U.B. on March 16 at 7 p.m.

What’s on your mind? UBC celebrates research

Aspiring athletes can get insider information on maximizing performance at a free March 10 public presentation called Peak Performance: The Path to Exceptional Athletic Achievement, as part of UBC’s Celebrate Research Week March 5–13.

Where you live may affect your weight

UBC nutrition researcher Jennifer Black has found that B.C. has the lowest rates of obesity in Canada.

Perfectionism and youth suicide

The headlines are shocking, confusing and all too familiar. A teen commits suicide without warning, ending a life full of accomplishment and promise — a seemingly perfect life. But UBC Psychology Prof. Paul Hewitt suggests that a seemingly perfect life could signal the risk of teen suicide.

UBC Okanagan researcher wants to turn waste into renewable energy

A professor of engineering at UBC Okanagan is working with municipalities, farms, factories and mills to identify effective ways to turn their organic waste into renewable energy — methane — and organic fertilizer.

New Aboriginal health course bridges campus with communities

By hearing first-hand accounts of historical and systemic impacts on Aboriginal people’s health, students in UBC’s new Aboriginal Public Health course are learning how they can help improve health care systems.

Four ways to combat climate change

On a per capita basis Canada is one of the most energy-intensive countries on the planet, and nowhere is there a more urgent need for action on climate change than here. For too long, however, the debate has been primarily about the impact of climate change, and about emissions targets, and not on how the increasingly ambitious targets might actually be met.

A B.C. painter’s portraits of pride

A handsome collection of First Nations portraits that was recently donated to UBC Library by B.C. artist Patricia Richardson Logie is being unveiled on UBC’s Vancouver campus this month.