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UBC This Week 19-Apr-2012

  Recent UBC Media Releases Apr 19 Volunteers lend a voice in 24-hour narrate-a-thon for persons with disabilities Apr 18 Scientists re-write rulebook on breast cancer in landmark global study […]

New profiles posted for Applied Science’s Class of 2012 Rising Stars

Graduating students of Applied Science’s Class of 2012 are featured on New profiles include: • Jacob Bayless, Engineering Physics • Saba Farmand, Masters in Landscape Architecture • Emily Landry, School of Engineering […]

Will You Be My Hands? Exploring Mixed-Ability Artistic Collaboration

Kate Collie is visiting Green College from the University of Alberta and the Arts in Medicine program at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton. Mia Weinberg, a Vancouver artist specializing […]

Asia Pacific Memo update – National Testing in Japan and Australia

Short text memos or video interviews on current issues in Asia and across the Pacific are published twice-weekly at Two most recent Memos: Apr. 17 – National Testing in […]

Computer science graduate student receives Faculty of Science Graduate Prize

Computer Science graduate student Ron Maharik is the recipient of the Faculty of Science Graduate Prize. The award recognizes a Faculty of Science student whose record is the best in […]

Pharmacy student to attend science forum in Korea

Jenny Hanbi Kim, a graduate student from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC, has been selected to attend the 2012 Young Generation Forum (YGF) in Korea. This international forum […]

SCARP’s Bill Rees receives honourary doctorate from Laval

Professor Emeritus William (Bill) Rees of the School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) has received an honourary doctorate from Laval University. To view photos of the event, visit

CACS/AIC awards computer science professor

Associate Professor Joanna McGrenere from the Department of Computer Science at UBC has been awarded the Canadian Association of Computer Science / Association d’Informatique Canadienne (CACS/AIC) Outstanding Young Computer Science […]

WMAP project tops Thomson Reuters' “Hottest Research” list for 2011

Three Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) reports are at the top of Thomson Reuters’ “Hottest Research of 2011” list. Mark Halpern and Gary Hinshaw, of UBC Physics and Astronomy, are […]

UBC professor receives Bank of Canada Governor’s Award

The Bank of Canada announced that UBC economics professor Francesco Trebbi is this year’s recipient of the Governor’s Award. Trebbi’s current research focuses on the political economy dynamics related to […]

UBC professor receives Genome B.C. Award for Scientific Excellence

Dr. Neil Cashman, chief scientific officer, director and founder of Amorfix Life Sciences Ltd. and professor in the Division of Neurology and Scientific Director of PrioNet Canada at UBC, has […]

UBC faculty elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences Class of 2012

Medical geneticist Philip Andrew Hieter and evolutionary biologist Dolph Schluter of UBC were among 220 new members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Hieter, a professor in […]

Volunteers lend a voice in 24-hour narrate-a-thon for persons with disabilities

Eighty volunteers will narrate in shifts for a 24-hour period to create audio-recorded materials for persons with print disabilities