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UBC This Week 16-Feb-2012

  Recent UBC Media Releases Feb. 16 Energy poverty creating a respiratory disease ‘epidemic’ for almost half the world’s population Feb. 15 UBC-AAAS news briefing schedule Feb. 15 New drugs […]

The Nature of Things: UBC and CIRS in Future City episode tonight

UBC, the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) and the visualization activities in the CIRS B.C. Hydro Theatre are part of tonight’s The Nature of Things episode entitled “The […]

Two medical students receive UBC Wesbrook Scholarships

UBC medical students Lawrence Haiducu and Shazeen Suleman have been named Wesbrook Scholars. The scholarships are awarded to senior students with outstanding academics, leadership, and involvement in student and community […]

New UBC business venture takes first in Enterprize 2012

Kaizen Biomedical, founded by UBC engineering students Annelies Tjebbes (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Neal O’Grady (Mechanical Engineering) and Mayank Kalra (Mechanical Engineering), and Sauder School of Business students Derek Li, […]

3M National Teaching Fellows pay it forward with Thank Your Teacher project

In November of 2011, UBC professor Carol Ann Courneya co-facilitated the 3M National Teaching Fellows retreat in celebration of the 10 newly minted 3M National Teaching Fellows from across the […]

UBC zoology professors edit prizewinning publication

 The Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology, edited by UBC zoology professors Anthony Farrell and Jeff Richards was honoured at the 2011 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (the PROSE Awards). […]

UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences members receive four TLEF grants

Faculty members from UBC’s Pharmaceutical Sciences have received four UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) grants. The TLEF is a university-wide fund to support projects that explore ground-breaking approaches to […]

Family practice professor receives national resident well-being award

Dr. Steve Beerman, clinical associate professor in the Dept. of Family Practice, received the 2011 Dr. Derek Puddester Resident Well-Being Award from the Canadian Association of Internes and Residents. His […]

Applied Science professors receive UBC’s annual research awards

Three professors from the Faculty of Applied Science are among the winners of UBC’s annual research awards. Civil Engineering Prof. Nemkumar Banthia studies construction materials, focusing on advanced, strategically reinforced […]

Orthopaedics professor receives Humanitarian award

Dr. Shafique Pirani, clinical professor in the Dept. of Orthopaedics, was recognized by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons for his commitment to improving the function and quality of life […]

UBC professor receives inaugural research award from Ovarian Cancer Canada

Dr. David Huntsman, professor in the Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, received the first-ever Karen Campbell National Award for Research Excellence for his groundbreaking work in the field of […]

UBC Creative Writing instructor and alumna wins B.C.'s national non-fiction book award

UBC Creative Writing instructor and alumna Charlotte Gill has won British Columbia’s National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction for her tree-planting memoir Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber, and Life with the […]

UBC IT security expert, mathematician awarded Sloan Research Fellowships

UBC mathematician Young-Heon Kim and computer scientist Andrew Warfield have received 2012 Sloan Research Fellowships. Given out annually since 1955, the prestigious fellowships recognize North American early-career scientists whose achievements […]