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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 […]

Vol. 58 | No. 5

In the news

Highlights of UBC media coverage
in April 2012


Afton Cayford, associate professor emeritus in Mathematics, is the 2011 recipient of the Slonecker Award for Outstanding Volunteer Contribution.

UBC honours staff excellence

Four staff members will be recognized during graduation ceremonies for extraordinary service to UBC

Deathbed promises launched master’s research

Lorriane Topf had already spent 19 years as a nurse when a profound experience about a broken promise convinced her she needed to go back
to school.

From opera to the Supreme Court

After graduating this May with her law degree, Emily MacKinnon will begin a prestigious clerkship with Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.