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UBC This Week 3-May-2012

  Recent UBC Media Releases May 2 UBC digitization program brings B.C. history to the world May 2 Canadians don’t mean what we say about government spending: UBC researcher     […]

Asia Pacific Memo update – Japan’s Culture Industries: Cool or Cruel?

Short text memos or video interviews on current issues in Asia and across the Pacific are published twice-weekly in the Asia Pacific Memo series at • Japan’s Culture Industries: Cool […]

Live for the Moment: research-based images of life, death and young men

Live for the Moment is an exhibition featuring photos taken by research participants to answer questions about grief, loss and dealing with it as a man. The study was conducted […]

Great Reads at UBC Library

Last fall, UBC Library launched the Great Reads program at Koerner Library to provide campus residents, community members, faculty, staff and students easy access to leisure-reading materials ranging from Canadiana […]

Robson Reading Series: C.E. Gatchalian

C.E. Gatchalian will read from his new book Falling in Time – a play that stunned Vancouver theatre audiences when it premiered last November. He will also read from his […]

Engineering students awarded

Wilson Fung, an electrical and computer engineering PhD student working under the supervision of Asst. Prof. Tor Aamodt, has become the first Canadian student to win the NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship. […]

Slater Vecchio LLP establishes new entrance award

UBC Faculty of Law has announced a commitment of $45,000 from Slater Vecchio LLP to establish the Slater Vecchio LLP Trial Advocacy Entrance Award, the first full-tuition award supported by […]

Pharmacy student wins Merck Canada Fellowship

Shirin Rizzardo, a graduate student from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC, is the recipient of 2012 Merck Canada Inc. Postgraduate Pharmacy Fellowship Award. To read more, visit

UBC MFA student wins RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers

UBC student Jen Neale has received the $5,000 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers for her short story “Elk-Headed Man.” The prize recognizes writers under the age of 35 […]

LFS grad student receives Vancity Venture Challenge award

Land and Food Sytems grad student Ilana Labow received the first prize of $50,000 for Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society through the Vancity Venture Challenge. The competition was launched to […]

SALA faculty awarded Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund

Wendy Davidson and Kris Fox from UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture received a Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund Award for 2012/13 to continue to develop their Building Material […]

UBC researchers take part in #SciFund challenge

UBC researchers have signed on in the #SciFund challenge to crowdfund—raise funds through the internet—and to build public interaction and outreach for their research. Prof. Simon Donner, Dept. of Geography, […]

Law professor receives George Curtis Memorial and Killam Teaching Excellence awards

Prof. David Duff is this year’s recipient for both the George Curtis Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence and the Killam Teaching Excellence Award. His nominators praised his inspirational enthusiasm, his […]

UBC professor and former dean appointed Life Bencher by Law Society of B.C.

UBC Faculty of Law professor and former dean, Joost Blom, QC, was recently appointed a Life Bencher by the Law Society of British Columbia. Blom received this designation after serving […]

Benjamin Perrin appointed special advisor to the Prime Minister

UBC law professor Benjamin Perrin has been appointed as special advisor in legal affairs and policy in the Prime Minister’s Office. The position involves providing in-house legal counsel, as well […]