UBC This Week 26-Jul-2012


Recent UBC Media Releases

Jul 24  $1.4 M study on using plants to recover rare metals from mine waste: UBC research
Jul 20  18 arrested for murder in Brazil following UBC journalism investigation
Jul 20  Severe flu increases risk of Parkinson’s: UBC research

Upcoming Event Highlights

Jul 25-28 UBC Blueberry Fest
Jul 26-Aug 26 Anomaly | Study from Life
Jul 26 Talk: “Nursery Rhymes and Calligraphy”
Jul 27-28 International Night!
Jul 28 Slow Food Vancouver at The UBC Dairy Centre
Jul 29 Lovesick: Music of Monteverdis Time
Jul 30 Using APA Style – UBC Library Workshop
Jul 30 Summer Institute: Cuisinons en français!
Jul 31 Bike Co-op Purple and Yellow Volunteer Night
Jul 31 Persian Music Concert
Aug 1-5 Women in Physics Canada
Aug 1 Refworks: the Basics – UBC Library Workshop
Aug 2 Tennis-Accelerated Intermediate Camp
  Find out what else is happening at UBC this week. For sports events, visit the UBC Athletics site at http://www.gothunderbirds.ca/calendar.aspx.


UBC People

UBC People

New director for UBC School of Nursing

Prof. Suzanne H. Campbell has been named director of the UBC School of Nursing, effective July 9, 2012– June 30, 2017. She comes to UBC from Fairfield University School of Nursing in Connecticut, where she recently served terms as Associate Dean for Academic Programs and as interim dean.
For more information, visit http://bit.ly/PjRDHi.

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Rio Tinto Alcan renews research support for Chair

Aluminum giant Rio Tinto Alcan has renewed its research support for the Chair in Materials Process Engineering, currently held by Materials Engineering professor and department head Warren Poole, with grant-in-aid support of $335,000 over five years. For more information, visit http://blogs.apsc.ubc.ca/mtrlnews/2012/07/21/rio-tinto-alcan-renews-research-support-for-chair/

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UBC Engineering robot competitions

At the International Autonomous Robot Racing Competition (IARRC), held at UBC, small-scale vehicles the size of a remote control car will use artificial intelligence to race against each other without human control. IARRC gives students a hands-on opportunity and promotes research in autonomous automotive technology.

Date: July 28
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Info: http://bit.ly/On4oSk

At the 12th annual Engineering Physics 253 competition, 60 second-year students will go head-to-head with their autonomous block-stacking robots. Each year students spend six weeks to learn basic elements of electromechanical design, and then form teams of four on seven weeks of full-time robot design and construction. The course culminates in a publicly attended robot competition that also serves as their final exam. Past competitions have included one-on-one hockey, volleyball, and search and rescue challenges.

Date:  Aug. 2
Time:  10 a.m. – noon
Place: Hennings Building, Room 200, 1961 East Mall
Info: http://bit.ly/P0g4sb

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Family Day at Blueberry Fest

Family Day this Saturday at Blueberry Fest will offer free face painting and balloon art, a craft table by Kids Help Phone, a pie eating contest and live music by Fiddle Stix.

Date: July 28
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Place: outside Triple-O’s on Main Mall and Agricultural Road
Info: http://www.food.ubc.ca/

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