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Vancouver 24 Hours News accepting campus life nominations

24 Hours is inviting post-secondary schools in the Lower Mainland to nominate students for a Campus Life feature highlighting the best and brightest students in B.C. – the top 24 under 24.

The feature will be published the first week of September with nomination deadline of Sept. 4 at 5 p.m.  For more information on selection process, qualifications and how to nominate, visit http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/News/local/2011/08/28/18610696.html.

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Leave for Change 2012 program applications now open

Every year, UBC sends six staff members abroad on the Leave for Change program to volunteer in developing countries, sharing their knowledge and skills with others in an international setting. Applications are now being accepted for the 2012 Leave for Change volunteer program. The deadline for applications is Oct. 7, 2011.

Together with international volunteer agency Uniterra, UBC works to provide successful applicants with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Volunteer positions are diverse and range from technology training to youth leadership. Placements are offered in Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guatemala, Malawi, Nepal, Vietnam and more.

Visit the Leave for Change website http://www.focusonpeople.ubc.ca/leave-for-change to learn about eligibility and application process, program deadlines, as well as the online diaries of past Leave for Change participants.

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Pacific Affairs celebrates 50 years

Pacific Affairs, an academic journal on contemporary Asia and the Pacific, is celebrating 50 years on the UBC campus.  William Holland brought the journal to UBC in the spring of 1961 from New York, after he and his colleagues at the Institute of Pacific Relations were subjected to the purge of alleged communists by Senator Joseph McCarthy. Published for 84 consecutive years, Pacific Affairs is not only one of the most prestigious journals on Asia, but is the oldest journal of its kind.

As one of the few independently published scholarly journals, Pacific Affairs relies on subscription revenue and diminishing institutional support.  The archives provide a first-hand account of how intellectuals made sense of such events as: World War II, the creation of Pakistan in 1949, the Korean War and the Cultural Revolution in China. Current articles cover topics such as the rise and limits of civil society in China, democracy and development in India, and environmental issues facing Asia and the Pacific today.

For more information, visit http://www.pacificaffairs.ubc.ca/.

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World’s largest cardiac arrest trial shows longer period of initial CPR by paramedics and firefighters provides no benefit

Dr. Jim Christenson, head of UBC’s Dept. of Emergency Medicine, was the British Columbia site principal investigator in a seminal study involving nearly 10,000 cardiac arrest patients from across North America.

For more information, visit http://www.med.ubc.ca/media/Research_shows_longer_period_of_initial_CPR_provides_no_benefit.htm.

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