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Materials engineering graduate student receives research fellowship

Lu Yao, a graduate student in materials engineering, is the recipient of a 2010-11 Rio Tinto Alcan Research Fellowship. Yao came to UBC in September 2007 as a PhD candidate. […]

Peter Wall Institute announces award winners

The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS) has announced its 2011-2012 Distinguished Scholars in Residence award winners. The program brings up to six outstanding senior UBC scholars together to […]

Former chair of the Board of Governors and five UBC professors receive Order of British Columbia

Six members of the UBC community including the former chair of the Board of Governors, Brad Bennett, and five professors, will be awarded the Order of British Columbia.  They are […]

UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases Aug. 11: UBC entrepreneurs to storm Silicon Valley Aug. 9: UBC gains $900,000 federal award for unique Chinese Canadian history web portal Aug. 6: Tattooing linked to higher […]

UBC gains $900,000 federal award for unique Chinese Canadian history web portal

A bilingual website featuring the legacies of Chinese Canadians who helped shape this country will soon be a reality thanks to an ambitious project led by the University of British Columbia and a $900,000 grant from Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Community Historical Recognition Program (CHRP).

Parliamentary Secretary Alice Wong at UBC to announce funding for historical recognition project

Alice Wong, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, will make an announcement regarding a UBC project to preserve and share the history of the Chinese community in Canada.

UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases Aug. 4: Tiny fish evolved to tolerate colder temperature in three years: UBC study Upcoming Event Highlights Aug. 7: Art in the Garden Aug. 8: “Love […]

AAAI recognizes computer science prof

The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) has honoured computer science professor Alan Mackworth with a Distinguished Service Award.  Mackworth is recognized for his research contributions to artificial […]

Students place second in green building design competition

UBC engineering students Ivan Tang, Edwin Guerra, Vasyl Odyegov, Richard Wang and School of Architecture and Landscape  Architecture student Aleksandra Skibicki won second place at the 2010 Natural Talent Design […]

Computer science prof receives outstanding service award

Computer science professor Kellogg S. Booth was awarded the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) SIGGRAPH Outstanding Service Award.  He received the award at the SIGGRAPH 2010 Conference, an international event […]

On a study of fish and evolution

Certain species in the wild could adapt to climate change very rapidly — in this case, colder water temperature.

Vol. 56 | No. 8

Highlights of UBC media coverage in July 2010.

Highlights of UBC media coverage in July 2010.

B.C. Brain Gain

About 42 per cent of UBC’s new faculty members come from across Canada, 46 per cent are from the United States and 12 per cent are from other parts of the world.

Yet another use for the iPhone – treating patients

Among the 200,000 iPhone apps that include Hello Cow (emits a variety of mooing sounds), Hang Time (calculates the precise amount of time the device spends falling to the ground), or Haircaster (predicts what kind of hair day it will be), the UBC Faculty of Medicine has added one more – with a somewhat less catchy name, but a decidedly more useful purpose.