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On Canada’s polygamy laws

In many ways, monogamy is the first effort to create equality

UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases Dec. 5: UBC and The Nippon Foundation launch $13-million research program to predict the future of oceans Dec. 3: UBC/CFRI project receives $7M to reduce maternal, […]

Ceremony to honour engineering alumnus Thomas Bennett (1983-2010)

A plaque unveiling ceremony and reception will be held this Friday in memory of UBC alumnus Thomas Edward James (TJ) Bennett (BASc ’07). He died on Mount Shasta in Northern […]

B.C. aboriginal students receive scholarship awards

Eighty-seven B.C. Aboriginal students including 12 from UBC received awards totaling $259,000 for study in B.C. this year.  The awards were announced by Hugh Gordon, chair of the Irving K. […]

UBC engineering researchers win international best paper award

UBC electrical and computer engineering former postdoc Jan Mietzner and professors Lutz Lampe and Robert Schober have received the 2010 Best Paper Award by the German Technology Society (ITG) for […]

UBC Library awards round-up

Charlotte Beck, a reference librarian at the UBC Woodward Library, won one of the top three prizes at the 2010 ALPS LINK awards (ALPS LINK is a partnership between the […]

UBC materials engineering prof to receive TMS award

Asst. Prof. Edouard Asselin in the Dept. of Materials Engineering has been chosen to receive a 2011 Young Leader Professional Development Award by The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS).  […]

On his Grammy nomination

I’m a scholar and a dean and it’s fun to think about these other things happening, because it’s a slightly different world

Vol. 56 | No. 12

Highlights of UBC media coverage in November 2010

Can a volcano spawn salmon? The BBC, NPR, Nature News and the Globe and Mail reported on the speculation that a 2008 volcanic eruption on an Alaskan island was responsible […]

Reflections on academic life Trapping antimatter “tremendously exciting” for Prof. Walter Hardy

A research team called the ALPHA Collaboration, with a strong contingent of Canadians, has trapped antimatter for the first time at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), the world’s largest particle physics lab located in Geneva, Switzerland. Their discovery was published in the November 18 edition of Nature.