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Announcement of new Associate Dean, Practice Innovation

UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences announces the appointment of Dr. Peter J. Zed to the position of Associate Dean, Practice Innovation. Zed will be commencing his new role with the faculty this Fall.

For more information, visit http://www.pharmacy.ubc.ca/aboutus/faculty-news#PeterJZed.

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Picturing Canada wins international award

School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS) faculty member Judith Saltman and co-author Gail Edwards, Chair of the history department at Douglas College and adjunct faculty member at SLAIS, have been honoured with a global award for children’s literature research.

The award was announced at the recent IRSCL Congress held in Brisbane Australia. 

Picturing Canada: A History of Canadian Children’s Illustrated Books and Publishing has won the International Research Society for Children’s Literature (IRSCL) Award for a distinguished book by an IRSCL member published in the two years prior to the Congress.

For more, visit http://www.slais.ubc.ca/news/current-news.htm.

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UBC astronomy student to research on international telescope

Steve Mairs, a third-year physics and astronomy student at UBC’s Okanagan campus leaves for Hawaii early next month for two weeks study at the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope in Mauna Kea, Hawaii.

Mairs’s research at the renowned telescope supports his honours thesis of how giant molecular clouds collapse to form stars.  He credits his professor, Erik Roslowsky of the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences with motivating him to pursue his interest.

Roslowsky says it is “very rare” opportunity for an undergrad student to be able to utilize a research tool as the Mauna Kea telescope.

For more information, visit https://news.ok.ubc.ca/2011/08/08/ubc-undergrad-get-rare-opportunity-to-log-time-on-international-telescope.

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UBC student wins silver in International Kodak film competition

UBC Bachelor of Fine Arts student Laura Good has won the silver award for Excellence in the Craft of Filmmaking in Canada for her third year film While I Breathe. The award includes a Kodak motion picture film grant valued at $4,000 and a $1,000 cash tuition award.

While I Breathe is an intimate story about two people affected by human trafficking and how one chance meeting together changes their lives forever.  Good wrote and directed the short film based on an experience during a class trip in Xi’an China in 2009.  The film was produced in part by a grant from the UBC Sexual Assault Support Centre.

Read more: http://motion.kodak.com/motion/About/News/2011/Aug03_1.htm.

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ICBIC conference held on UBC campus

The 2011 International Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry (ICBIC) marks the “Jade Anniversary” of the initial international bioinorganic conference held on the UBC campus, in June 1976.  The conference is hosted by Chris Orvig, professor of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pierre Kennepohl, assistant professor with the Dept. of Chemistry and his local organizing committee. 

The conference draws more than 750 delegates from all over the world with majority of them staying on campus at the West Coast Suites, Walter Gage Residence and Marine Drive Residence.   

ICBIC facilitates scientific exchange of traditional bioinorganic subjects, metal-protein assemblies, nano-biomaterials as well as bio-inspired architectures. 

For more information visit: http://icbic15.ubcconferences.com/

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