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UBC This Week 21-Jun-2012

  Recent UBC Media Releases Jun 21 Multiple sclerosis patients have lower risk of cancer: UBC-VCH research Jun 20 UBC research receives $2.9 million to improve nutrition of rural Cambodian […]

APM update: Managing South Asia’s Himalayan Rivers; Indonesia’s Unconsolidated Democracy

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 • Managing South Asia’s Himalayan […]

Research: Planning for impacts

Speakers Evan Wood and Robyn Sussel will discuss how an effective communications strategy can benefit the entire research project lifecycle, from engaging stakeholders in project development, to mobilizing research outputs […]

Formula UBC competes in 2012 International FSAE Competition

The Formula UBC team will represent UBC in the International Formula SAE Competition in Lincoln, Nebraska June 20-23. The competition comprises a series of dynamic challenges to test the car’s […]

UBC Sailbot team wins 2012 Sixth International Robotic Sailing Competition

UBC engineering students unseated the defending champion US Naval Academy and defeated seven other teams from across the world winning the sixth Annual International Robotic Sailing Competition. The competition challenges […]

UBC student awarded Microsoft scholarship

Maria Piao, a UBC computer science, physics and mathematics student, has been awarded a scholarship by Microsoft Corp. for the 2012-2013 school year. “I am passionate about technology and the […]

UBC HR receives IABC Bronze Quill Award

UBC’s Human Resources department received an International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Bronze Quill Award for their communications around the Workplace Experiences Survey. The awards recognize communications excellence in B.C. […]

New dean appointed for UBC's Faculty of Health and Social Development

Dr. Gordon Binsted has been appointed to a five-year term as Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Development at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The faculty includes the School of […]

Angela Redish appointed Vice Provost and Associate Vice President Enrolment and Academic Facilities

Angela Redish has been appointed as the Vice Provost and Associate Vice President Enrolment and Academic Facilities for a five-year term commencing Sept. 1, 2012. Redish is a professor in […]

UBC partnership with Lee & Man Paper looks toward the new bio-economy

The Pulp and Paper Centre at UBC recently entered into a research partnership with paper-manufacturing giant Lee & Man of Hong Kong. The research is intended to create new technologies […]

Landmark assisted suicide case raises ‘arguable grounds for appeal’

Last week, a British Columbia Supreme Court justice ruled that the current Canada-wide ban on physician-assisted suicide was unconstitutional, in a landmark decision. Madame Justice Lynn Smith has suspended her […]