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Mobile web survey – win iPod Touch

UBC Public Affairs and UBC IT are undergoing a consultative phase to assess the university’s needs for a mobile web presence. In the UBC Mobile Web Survey, the community is asked to provide insight to their specific needs for accessing resources and information through mobile devices (e.g. cellphones, smartphones, tablets, etc.)

Participants who complete the online survey at http://www.digitalchannels.ubc.ca/surveys/ubc-mobile-web-survey can enter to win a 32GB iPod Touch.  Submission deadline is Aug. 26, 2011.

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UBC orthopaedics professor inducted as CAE Fellow

Dr. Tom Oxland, Acting Director and Principal Investigator, International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD), and professor in the Dept. of Orthopaedics at UBC, was honoured with induction as a Fellow of the Canadian Association of Engineers (CAE) in June, 2011, in recognition of his distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession.

For more information, visit http://icord.org/news/dr-tom-oxland-inducted-as-cae-fellow/.

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Beaty Museum presents Gyotaku: the Japanese art of Fishprinting

Japanese master fishprinter Mineo Ryuka Yamamoto will give a lecture on the history of gyotaku and a demonstration on the ancient form, followed by a fishprinting workshop using scallops.

            Date:    July 28
            Time:    7 p.m. (lecture), 8:15 (workshop)
            Info:     Register at www.biodiversity.ubc.ca/register

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Asia Pacific Memo update – Joint Japanese and Taiwanese businesses in China

Twice-weekly, Asia Pacific Memo (APM) publishes short essays or video interviews about current issues in Asia and across the Pacific at http://www.asiapacificmemo.ca/

  • July 19: Through Taiwan is the Shortest Route between Japan and China, by UBC Prof. David Edgington
  • July 14: Thailand Post-election Analysis: Crisis and Opportunity, by UBC PhD student, Aim Sinpeng

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