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  Recent UBC Media Releases Nov. 20: Effects of climate change to further degrade fisheries resources: UBC researchers   Upcoming Event Highlights Nov. 25: Why Don’t (More) Good People Enter […]

UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences unveils design concepts for Story of Medicines

On Nov. 22, 2011, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC hosted an event to unveil design concepts for The Story of Medicines. An interactive exhibition, The Story of Medicines […]

Nominate the Smartest Person in Canada

The CBC is looking for the Smartest Person in Canada as part of a two-hour television special. Participants will be chosen from every background and will show potential in logic […]

Asia Pacific Memo update–Philippines’ Labour Export Policies and Interview with Ezra Vogel

Interested in current issues in Asia and across the Pacific? Subscribe to the Asia Pacific Memo (APM) series. Twice-weekly, APM publishes short text Memos or video interviews at • […]

UBC faculty and staff invited to the 2011 Seasonal Concert

Students from the UBC School of Music will be performing a selection of festive pieces at the Old Auditorium for this free lunch-hour event. Faculty and staff may pick up […]

UBC engineering open house this Saturday

From wind tunnel aerodynamics and robotics to nanotechnology and DNA testing, 16 teams of UBC engineering students and researchers will provide a sneak peak on what they’re working on Nov. […]

Neil Eves examines influence of exercise on respiratory disease

Asst. Prof. Neil Eves, exercise physiologist with the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at the UBC’s Okanagan campus, has been awarded up to $635,000 over the next eight years […]

PICS Fall 2011 Lecture Series: Harnessing Technological Innovation for a Carbon-free Future

David Wilkinson from UBC and Elicia Maine of Simon Fraser University (SFU) will share their thoughts on “Harnessing Technological Innovation for a Carbon-free Future.” Wilkinson is a professor and Canada […]

UBC Press author wins Edelstein prize

Joy Parr’s Sensing Changes: Technologies, Environments, and the Everyday, 1953-2003 published by UBC Press in 2010 has been awarded the Sidney Edelstein Prize by The Society for the History of […]

Executive Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs appointed

Prof. Robert Liston, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, has been appointed Executive Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs in the Faculty of Medicine. In his new role, Liston will provide strategic coordination and leadership […]

Computer science professor wins prize paper prize on computer vision

Prof. David Lowe received the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) “Test of Time” Award for his 1999 paper “Object Recognition from Local Scale-Invariant Features”. The award is given to […]

Pharmaceutical science professor wins the Prix Galien Canada 2011 Research Award

Prof. Pieter Cullis, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, has been honoured for his contribution to pharmaceutical research in Canada. The Prix Galien Canada recognizes the efforts and achievements of […]

ECE professor wins Humboldt Professorship

Electrical and computer engineering professor Robert Schober was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship, Germany’s highest-endowed international research award, worth up to five million euros. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation […]

UBC and other students across B.C. compete to “Do it in the Dark”

Close to 6,000 students across B.C. are competing to see who can reduce their electricity consumption the most along with creating the most buzz about the competition. The Nov. 7-25 […]

2011 Killam mentors honoured at Fall Congregation

Each year at UBC a number of outstanding faculty are selected to receive a Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring. During this week’s graduation ceremonies Prof. Adlai Fisher, Sauder School […]