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Recent UBC Media Releases Nov. 4: UBC law and journalism schools partner to investigate wrongful convictions Nov. 3: UBC experts available to comment on resignation of B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell […]

Through the Barbarian Eye: Nov. 1-22

A collection of work from one of B.C.’s finest master printers is on display for the next three weeks at UBC Library. Through the Barbarian Eye: An exhibition of works from […]

UBC professors author new book

UBC professors Meeko Oishi (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Ian Mitchell (Computer Science), and Mike Van der Loos (Mechanical Engineering) have written a new book titled Design and Use of Assistive […]

UBC materials engineers recognized for collaborations with industry

The work of materials engineering professor Tom Troczynski and his research team, in collaboration with Clayburn Refractories and Teck Metals, has been highlighted by National Science and Engineering Research Council […]

Mining professor honoured as distinguished lecturer

Prof. Rimas Pakalnis of UBC’s Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering is one of this year’s chosen speakers for the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) Henry Krumb […]

Master of Library and Information Studies students selected as ARL Diversity Scholars

A record four Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) students in the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies have been awarded scholarships from the Association of Research Libraries’ […]

UBC Library, Korea’s National Assembly Library to collaborate

Users of the UBC Library can now access one of the largest library collections in Korea, thanks to an agreement with their National Assembly Library (NAL).  NAL, located in Seoul, […]

Do It in the Dark: UBC’s first energy-saving contest

More than 1,000 student residents of Totem Park will compete in Do It in the Dark, UBC’s first ever energy-saving contest. For three weeks starting Nov. 1, the students will […]

Campaign to end modern-day slavery reaches millions of Canadians

In October, UBC’s Prof. Benjamin Perrin travelled across the country to reach Canadians with the compelling call to action in his new book Invisible Chains: Canada’s Underground World of Human […]

UBC prof named 2010 “Albert Einstein” World Award of Science

The 2010 “Albert Enstein” World Award of Science will be presented to Julio Montaner, professor of Medicine and Chair in AIDS Research at UBC, Director of the B.C. Centre for […]

UBC members make B.C.’s 100 most influential women list

The Vancouver Sun has published a list of B.C.’s 100 most influential women.  Women with connections to UBC include:  Tyseer Aboulnasr, Dean of Applied Science Clinical Prof. Penny Ballem, Hematology […]

Prof. Stephen Toope off to India with 14 other Canadian university presidents

UBC President Prof. Stephen Toope is off to India this week with the presidents of 14 other Canadian universities to strengthen educational relationships on the subcontinent. The mission has been […]

On the next leader of the B.C. Liberal party

It strikes me (that) one leadership candidate will emerge who is opposed to the HST.

Vol. 56 | No. 11

Highlights of UBC media coverage in October 2010

Tennis grunters ‘gain advantage’ The New York Times, the BBC, the Daily Mail, Agence France Presse, CBC and other media outlets related research results from UBC and the University of […]

Corporate criminal intent

Guilty minds and criminal intent are not just for people, says UBC Philosophy prof. Roger Shiner. He’s making a case that these legal concepts ought to apply to corporations.

Growing inequality: Prof sees warning signs in Canada

Canadians have lived in a cohesive society for the past 60 years, but one UBC researcher recognizes the signs that it’s fracturing.

Researchers create video-highlighting tool

A new UBC learning tool helps students to “virtually highlight” key moments in class without having to take notes.

Cancer’s toll on child survivors

For thousands of children and young adults in British Columbia who have survived cancer, growing up can be an ongoing battle with long-term effects from life-saving treatments. Milestones that their peers take for granted—graduation, first job, marriage, and children—may seem unattainable.