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UBC This Week 05-Jul-2012

  Recent UBC Media Releases Jul 5 Workplace bullying witnesses consider quitting more than the victims: UBC study Jul 4 Seabirds study shows plastic pollution reaching surprising levels off coast […]

Asia Pacific Memo wins grant

Asia Pacific Memo (APM) has been awarded a grant that will allow it to develop visualizations and expand its audience in a targeted manner. APM will continue to translate academic […]

Academics come to Allard Hall to discuss works of Whedon

UBC Law professor Sharon Sutherland will host this year’s Slayage Conference along with Hélène Frohard-Dourlent from the Department of Sociology. The Conference will bring together academics from around the world […]

High-school students attend Shad Valley program at UBC

Sixty high-school students from around the country have descended on UBC for four weeks in July to live at UBC to attend the Shad Valley program, taking advanced lectures on science, […]

UBC student receives Society of American Archivists award

Georgia Barlaoura, a first-year student from Greece enrolled in UBC’s Master of Archival Studies program, is the 2012 recipient of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Travel Award from the Society of […]

SCARP student wins Vanier scholarship

UBC School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) PhD student Lyana Patrick is one out of 130 students across Canada to win a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for her proposal […]

Researchers win best paper at IPCAI

Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering research team of PhD students Mohammad Najafi and Narges Afsham and Professors Purang Abolmaesumi and Robert Rohling won the best paper award at the […]

UBC startup recognized

Tasktop, a startup company that UBC Computer Science professor Gail Murphy co-founded, received the “Emerging Company of the Year” award from B.C. Technology Industry Association. Tasktop Technologies is a global […]

UBC team presents to Ecological Society of America

More than 30 students, staff, and faculty from UBC will be presenting their research at the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Portland on Aug. 5-10. For […]

UBC Library recognizes staff with inaugural awards program

Ernie Dick, Paul Lesack and Anne Miele are this year’s recipients of UBC Library’s staff recognition awards. Award categories include Unsung Hero, Innovation and Employee Excellence. Each recipient received $750 […]

UBC professor awarded at international exhibition

Briar Craig, associate professor in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, has been awarded second prize for his screen printing at the international exhibition Imprima 2012 — Mostra Internacional […]

UBC engineering professor and student recognized by Metallurgy and Materials Society

Lukas Bichler, assistant professor of engineering at UBC’s Okanagan campus, has received the Brimacombe Award, a national award given by the Metallurgy and Materials Society (MetSoc) to young achievers who […]

Law student receives Robert Bertram Doctoral Research award

Faculty of Law PhD student Carol Liao is this year’s recipient of the Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Award, which supports the research of Canada’s most promising senior PhD candidates studying […]

UBC professor receives prostate cancer research grant

Dr. Kishor Wasan, professor and associate dean of Research and Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is a recipient of a 2012 Prostate Cancer Canada Pilot Grant. To […]

UBC professor attends United Nations sessions on indigenous rights

Margo Tamez, assistant professor of Indigenous Studies and Gender-Women’s Studies in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at UBC’s Okanagan campus, has been invited by the United […]

Clinical faculty recognized for excellence in health care

Clinical members of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC are recipients of five 2012 Excellence in B.C. Health Care Awards. Drs. Dan Martinusen, Piera Calissa, Bruce Lange, Marianna Leung, […]

UBC community members receive Order of Canada

Four UBC members were among 70 new appointments to the Order of Canada, established in 1967 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to recognize a lifetime of outstanding achievement, service […]