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UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases Mar. 26: UBC gains 12 new or renewed Canada Research Chairs Upcoming Event Highlights Apr. 1: National Centre for Business Law – Vancouver Speaker’s Series Apr. […]

UBC Law celebrates new building

With the demolition of the old UBC Law building nearing completion, the faculty will hold a celebration where the laying of the foundation for the new building will begin. Date: […]

Kabuki in Print at UBC’s Asian Library

Kabuki in Print is now available for viewing on the upper level of the Asian Library. The exhibition examines the intimate relationship between woodblock printing and Kabuki theatre and draws […]

Student Olympic Collaborative holds The Next Big Debate

The Student Olympic Collaborative at UBC invites students, staff, faculty, and alumni to The Next Big Debate, a moderated debate on the 2010 Winter Games:  what are the immediate effects, […]

Fundraiser to support research of children’s rare diseases

The Rare Disease Foundation will hold a fundraiser event called Rare Finds to support research into understanding or developing therapy for children with rare diseases.  The Rare Disease Foundation is […]

2010 United Way Loaned Representative opportunities

Each year, two UBC employees are ‘loaned’ to United Way to serve as an extension of United Way staff by acting as a full-time resource person to Employee Campaign Co-ordinators […]

UBC students received the Co-op Student of the Year Award

Computer science student Neil Thomas and microbiology and immunology student Yan Xu are co-recipients of the 2009 Science Co-op Student of the Year Award. For five co-op work terms, Thomas […]

Design Centre for Sustainability produces Sea-to-Sky GreenGuide

The new Sea-to-Sky GreenGuide produced by the Design Centre for Sustainability offers a dynamic, centralized repository of leading-edge examples of “greening” the built environment between Metro Vancouver and Pemberton, BC. […]

Distinguished Scholars in Residence announced

The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies has announced the Distinguished Scholars in Residence for 2010: • Assoc. Prof. Holger Hoos – Computer Science • Prof. Janis Sarra – Law • Prof. Margaret […]

Computer science prof appointed Fellow by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

UBC Computer Science Prof. Uri M. Ascher is one of 34 appointed Fellow by The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) in recognition of his key contributions to applied […]

Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Doctoral Fellowship winners announced

UBC Faculty of Graduate Studies has announced the recipients of the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Doctoral Fellowship for the 2010/11 academic year. This award is given to the top doctoral […]

2010 Games: What a party

This February and March, the University of British Columbia was a host community for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. And what a party it was.

UBC forecasts clearer weather picture

For those heading down to Wreck Beach this summer looking to get the perfect tan in all the places the sun doesn’t usually shine, Roland Stull has developed the perfect tool for you.

Junior Doctor of the Year

Evan Wood has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed papers, supervised 37 graduate students and sits on editorial boards of eight scientific journals

Vol. 56 | No. 4

Social media: Changing the shared experience

Were the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games the first “social media Olympics”?

UBC in the news

Highlights of UBC media coverage in March 2010. compiled by Heather Amos Poverty in childhood can shape neurobiology: study Thomas Boyce, professor of pediatrics at UBC, found that living in […]

A whale of an exhibit

The skeleton of a blue whale that washed up on Canada’s Atlantic shore 23 years ago will finally move into its permanent home next to the Pacific Ocean this month as the centerpiece of the UBC Beaty Biodiversity Museum.

Study examines politics of professors

Nearly everyone who has gone to university can remember a prof who’s definitely more James Dean than Mr. Chips.

Global issues up close and personal

What exactly is global citizenship?