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 Dissemination of Research Award, which includes a certificate and $2,000, honours UBC faculty, staff and students who expand the boundaries of research with the creative use of new tools and technologies.
Brauer led a team that developed an interactive cycling route planner (www.cyclevancouver.ubc.ca), which integrates research from various sources and disseminates it via a user-friendly Google Maps interface. This planner is part of the Cycling in Cities program, based at UBC’s School of Population and Public Health and the School of Environmental Health.
The tool allows cyclists to find routes that fit personal preferences, such as distance, elevation gain, air quality and vegetation. The underlying code for the route planner can also be easily adapted to other municipalities wishing to embark on similar projects.
UBC Library will present the award to Brauer on March 11 at the Celebrate Research Week gala event.
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, Villanova University, Pennsylvania. Hill’s paper is entitled Challenging Our Views of Consumption: We Know Too Much About Those Who Have Too Much & Too Little About Those Who Have Too Little and will be the subject of a lecture in April (venue details to be announced).
The Pollay Prize, inaugurated in 2006 and named after UBC Sauder School of Business Prof. Emeritus Richard Pollay, honours intellectual excellence in research on marketing in the public interest. Pollay is an expert on tobacco industry advertising and a scholar who has investigated the history, regulation, values and social effects of advertising.
For more information, visit http://www1.sauder.ubc.ca/en/News/News_Listing/Pollay2010anncmnt
Celebrate Research Week presents Peak Performance: The Path to Exceptional Athletic Achievement
A discussion entitled Peak Performance: The Path to Exceptional Athletic Achievement will be presented by UBC Celebrate Research Week and the Providence Heart + Lung Institute. Scientists and psychologists that work directly with the world’s greatest athletes, professional sports teams and 2010 Olympians will share their stories about the latest advances in the science of athletic conditioning and clues to what the future may hold in the quest for peak performance.
André Picard, award-winning Globe and Mail public health reporter and Dr. Edward Coyle, Human Performance Laboratory and exercise physiologist for Lance Armstrong, will moderate the discussion.
To view the list of speakers and for more information on the event, visit www.heartandlung.ca/peak.
Date: March 10
Time: 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Place: The Segal Center, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street
Info: Free admission with advance registration (limited to the first 250)
To register, call 604-806-9853 or email email@example.com.
Related topics: Celebrate Research Week, Olympics, Paralympics
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 to social justice in health care.
For more information on the list of events, visit http://www.apsc.ubc.ca/celebrateresearch
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 (64GB).
The online version of the UBC Annual Report, Open Mind, can be viewed on the Public Affairs website: www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/annualreports.