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Fisheries Centre presents ‘For Cod's Sake’ documentary

‘For Cod’s Sake’, an international documentary about the fate of the Baltic Sea cod, will be presented at the UBC Fisheries Centre. For years the stock has been declining and […]

Apple Festival Oct. 16 and 17

The UBC Botanical Garden Apple Festival marks its 20th anniversary this year with organizers bringing in more than 37,000 pounds of apples including 9,000 pounds of organic fruit from local […]

Sage Bistro hosts United Way reception

Tonight, Sage Bistro is hosting a fundraising reception for United Way. The benefit includes a 50/50 draw, a silent auction with items ranging from a River Rock Casino Resort package […]

Botanical Garden maple collection receives world class ranking

In a recent assessment by Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), the collection of maples curated by the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research was ranked number two in […]

EIESL looking for help to develop kits on the ethics of international engagement

The Ethics of International Engagement and Service Learning (EIESL) project was initiated in 2009 to explore the ethical dilemmas faced by UBC students, staff and faculty as they planned, participated […]

UBC engineers elected international fellows

Materials engineering professor Frank Ko will receive an Honorary Fellowship from The Textile Institute at the institute’s World Conference and Centennial Dinner on Nov. in Manchester, UK. Ko’s work focuses […]

UBC civil engineer receives national transportation award

Prof. Tarek Sayed has received the Award of Academic Merit from the Transportation Association of Canada for his long-term contribution to the advancement of academic research and his development of […]

UBC Dentistry’s magazine Impressions wins journalism award

UBC Dentistry’s Impressions magazine, edited by the Terry Wintonyk, has won the 2010 Meskin Journalism Award for overall excellence in editorial content and design in a dental student publication. The […]

UBC prof receives international mineral processing award

UBC mining engineering professor emeritus Janusz Laskowski has been selected to receive the 2010 Antoine M. Gaudin Award by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) for his scientific […]

UBC nursing professors win awards of excellence

Assoc. Prof. Lynda Balneaves has won the 2010 Pfizer Award of Excellence in Nursing Research from the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology. Balneaves is the principal investigator in the […]

UBC alumna appointed Lesotho’s High Commissioner to Canada

Her Excellency Dr. Mathabo Tsepa was appointed as Lesotho’s High Commissioner to Canada on Aug. 26, 2010.  She completed her PhD in Environmental Education with Samson Nashon in the Dept […]

UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases Oct. 5: T cell discovery shows promise for Type 1 diabetes treatment: UBC-CFRI study Oct. 4: UBC, Max Planck formalize partnership among world’s top quantum physicists […]

Vol. 56 | No. 10

Highlights of UBC media coverage in September 2010

World pays high price for overfishing, studies say Reuters, Agence France Presse, CBC, CTV and the Vancouver Sun reported that decades of overfishing have deprived the food industry of billions […]

UBC’s United Way Campaign

UBC’s Pierre Ouillet, vice-president finance, resources and operations, is going to jail and he won’t come out. Ouillet will be stuck behind bars until he raises $250 for bail.

UBC cultivates vision for farm

A new plan for the UBC Farm will make it a world-class hub for sustainability research, teaching and learning.

Forest of clean fuel

On Dec. 15, the government will require at least five per cent of the gasoline used for transportation in Canada to be made of renewable content.

Buchanan re-born

Over the past 50 years, thousands of students, faculty and staff have made the Buchanan complex the hub of everything “Arts.”

Re-thinking the rickshaw

If you’ve been to parts of Asia or Africa, chances are a three-wheeled auto rickshaw got you from A to B. Cheap to drive and compact enough for a driver to whisk passengers through crowded streets, they are a vital mode of transportation for billions of people around the world everyday. But under their brightly painted exteriors, auto rickshaws have a dark side, a new UBC study has found.