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UBC This Week 26-Apr-2012

  Recent UBC Media Releases Apr 26 Analytic thinking can decrease religious belief: UBC study Apr 26 UBC Dentistry gains $1M to enhance patient-based research and knowledge transfer Apr 23 […]

Green College and Global Civic Policy Society event

Former Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan will host another season of salons featuring Vancouver’s leaders and thinkers. Speakers for the May 16 Public Salon: Ideas That Move the City will include […]

Asia Pacific Memo update – International Student Mobility / Protests in China

Short text Memos or video interviews of current issues in Asia and across the Pacific are published twice-weekly on The two most recent Memos: Apr. 24 – Regulating International […]

Crane Library holds first narrate-a-thon

 As part of National Volunteer Week, UBC Access and Diversity’s Crane Library hosted its first ever narrate-a-thon. For 24 hours on April 20, volunteers took turns narrating books for K-12 […]

UBC engineering students recognized

Harshul Srivastava has received the Larry K. Wilson Regional Student Activities Award in recognition of his exemplary service to the UBC IEEE Student Branch. For more information, visit Chemical […]

Computer science members awarded

Computer science undergraduate program assistant Chelsey Maher, PhD student Sarah Rastkar and lecturer Kimberly Voll have all received the Faculty of Science Achievement Award. The award recognizes staff, students and […]

Pharmacy student wins first place in video competition

First year student Zeeshan Dhanan from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC is the first-place winner of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists video competition. To read more and […]

UBC grad students receive 2012 Africa Initiative Graduate Research Grant

UBC graduate students are recipients of the Africa Initiative Graduate Research Grant (AIGRG) which supports Africa-and Canada-based graduate students undertaking policy-related research on Africa. The 2012 round of grants include […]

UBC nursing faculty receive provincial awards of excellence

UBC School of Nursing faculty members Lynda Balneaves, Alison Phinney and Elsie Tan were recognized by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) for their contributions to the […]

UBC Killam Teaching Prize awarded to engineering prof

Electrical and Computer Engineering Prof. Leo Stocko has been recognized for outstanding achievement in teaching with the UBC Killam Teaching Prize. Faculty members are nominated by students, colleagues, and alumni […]

UBC engineer honoured for excellence in water research

UBC Chemical and Biological Engineering Prof. Madjid Mohseni is this year’s recipient of Excellence in the Water and Waste Community – Individual Award from the B.C. Water and Waste Association […]

UBC landscape architect lauded for professional service

UBC Landscape Architecture Assoc. Prof. Patrick Mooney has received the Exceptional Contribution Award from the B.C. Society of Landscape Architects (BCSLA) for his service contribution to the BCSLA and for […]

Materials Engineering professor to become CIM Fellow

Akram Alfantazi, professor in the Dept. of Materials Engineering and associate dean, Research and Graduate Studies of the Faculty of Applied Science, has been selected to be a Fellow of […]

UBC engineer recognized for research excellence

UBC Okanagan Engineering Asst. Prof. Cigdem Eskicioglu has received the 2012 Early in Career Award from Confederation of University Faculty Associations of British Columbia (CUFA BC) for her work on […]

UBC chemistry professor appointed Royal Society Fellow

Stephen Withers, Director of UBC’s Centre for High-Throughput Biology, was elected to United Kingdom’s Royal Society on April 20. Withers is a professor of chemistry who studies how enzymes function, […]