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UBC This Week 01-Nov-2012

  Recent UBC Media Releases Oct. 30 UBC experts comment on Nov. 6 U.S. election Oct. 29 UBC deans take one for the team: First to get flu shots from […]

Asia Pacific Memo: Asia in the World; Buddhist Monks and Militant Violence in Laos; Tokdo/Takeshima Island Dispute

Twice-weekly, Asia Pacific Memo publishes short text memos or video interviews on current issues in Asia and across the Pacific: Most recent memos: • Asia in the World – Featuring […]

Civil Engineering Talk: Design and Construction Coordination with Building Information Modeling

Associate Professor Sheryl Staub-French, Department of Civil Engineering, will give a seminar on research that was conducted in collaboration with computer scientists to study Building Information Modeling (BIM) implementation on […]

Green College and the Global Civic Society present Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon: Inspiring Ideas

Former Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan hosts a season of salons every year featuring short presentations by Vancouver’s leaders and thinkers. Each speaker will talk for seven minutes on a subject […]

Chemical and Biological Engineering graduate student wins poster award

Mehr Negar Mirvakili, supervised by Prof. Peter Englezos and Prof. Sawas Hatzikiriakos, won first place in the graduate student poster competition during the 62nd Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference held in […]

Learning Centre construction under way

Construction of UBC Library’s multi-service desk on the third floor of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre began on Oct. 30. The project, part of a number of changes underway […]

Civil Engineering professors recognized

UBC Civil Engineering professor Jonathan Fannin received the 2012 Geosynthetics Division Award from the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) for his contribution to the application of geosynthetics in civil, geotechnical and […]

Faculty member to receive U of S Alumni Achievement Award

Dr. Bruce McManus has been named a 2012 recipient of a Alumni Achievement Award by the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Alumni Association for his contributions to cardiovascular research […]

Parkinson Society Canada gives grants to four faculty scientists

Parkinson Society Canada has awarded research grants to two faculty members and two post-doctoral fellows in the Faculty of Medicine. Doris Doudet, professor in the Division of Neurology, received $45,000 […]

UBC Law hosts exhibition on Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry

UBC Law is hosting an exhibition that tells the story of the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry. The inquiry, held in the Northwest Territories in the early ‘70s, has been recognized […]

Electrical and Computer Engineering student develops life-saving smartphone app

Mitacs Globalink student Vicky Liu is working with Professor Victor C.M. Leung of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering to develop a smartphone application that will display a user’s […]

UBC spin-off company ready to launch phone-based pulse oximeter

UBC spin-off company Lionsgate Technologies Inc. is preparing to launch a software application, developed by two UBC professors, that transforms smartphones, tablets and laptops into mobile medical diagnostic tools capable […]

Vol. 58 | No. 10

In the news

Highlights of UBC media coverage in October 2012

Outtakes – UBC reservist reflects on Remembrance Day

Ben Pong took a leave of absence to serve in Afghanistan and South Sudan. He shares his thoughts in memory of fallen comrades and civilian victims.

Playing with the pros

Tbirds got a taste of NHL big time with ‘Bieksa’s Buddies”