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UBC faculty members join Michael Smith Foundation board of directors

Sally Thorne, professor and director of the UBC School of Nursing, is the latest addition to the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) board of directors. Thorne’s three-year term will provide a wealth of expertise in the research, hospital and university sectors as MSFHR moves towards year two of their five-year Strategic Direction 2009 – 2015.

Additional new directors include Prof. Michael Hayden, UBC Medicine/Medical Genetics and Director, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics) and Lynda Cranston, president and CEO of the Provincial Health Services Authority.

For more information, visit www.nursing.ubc.ca/

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UBC anthropology class raises awareness for Paraguay’s isolated Ayoreo

Assoc. Prof. Felice Wyndham’s ecological anthropology class (Fall 2010) has created a blog titled EcoAnth in Action to spread the word about the threats facing the Ayoreo Indians of Paraguay who remain in voluntary isolation.  The project’s aim is to raise awareness about uncontacted cultures and to take action on the issue of territory rights and respect for Peoples in Voluntary Isolation–indigenous people who reject active contact with dominant society. 

This project was precipitated by issues raised in the Paraguayan Chaco around a planned scientific research expedition to the territories of  ‘uncontacted’ Ayoreo groups – a story which gained international press in November 2010.  Wyndham, who had lived and studied with an Ayoreo community in Paraguay, was interviewed by Canada’s National Post

Visit their blog at http://www.narratinglandscapes.net/EcoAnthInAction/

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UBC Bookstore, Food Services, MOA and Beaty holiday season hours

UBC Bookstore  www.bookstore.ubc.ca
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Mon – Fri )
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sat)
Closed Dec. 25, 26, 27, 28, Jan. 1-3

Bookstore Café
Dec. 13-21 9:30 a.m. –  4:45 p.m. (Mon – Fri)
Dec. 22-23    9:30 a.m. –  2 p.m.
Closed Dec. 24 –  Jan. 3

Museum of Anthropology www.moa.ubc.ca
Dec. 21     10 a.m. –  9 p.m.
Dec. 22, 23     10 a.m. –  5 p.m.
Dec. 24     10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Dec. 28     10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Dec. 29 -Jan 2   10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Dec. 20, 25, 26, 27, Jan. 3
Café MOA
Dec 18, 19     11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Dec 21- 24 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Dec. 28–Jan. 2 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Closed Dec. 20, 25, 26, 27, Jan. 3
Beaty Biodiversity Museum www.beatymuseum.ubc.ca
Dec. 22, 23  11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Dec. 29–Jan. 2  11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Dec. 24-28

Niche Café (at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum)
Dec. 18-19 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Dec 29-Jan 2    11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Dec. 20-22     8:15 a.m. –  3 p.m.
Dec. 23     11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Closed Dec. 24 to 28 and Jan. 3

Beaty Biodiversity Museum Holiday Events

Public talk: “Get Stuffed: The Wonders of Taxidermy” with Rachel Poliquin
Date: Dec. 18, 19 
Time: 2:30 p.m

Winter Wonders at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum
Wildlife in the winter trivia game, holiday crafts, antlers from animals around the world, and reindeer games. 
Date: every day during holiday season hours
Time: 12 to 4 p.m.

Public talk: “All I want for Christmas is a New Jumping Spider” with Beaty director Wayne Maddison
Date: Dec. 29
Time: 1 – 2 p.m.

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