UBC This Week 17-Jan-2013


Recent UBC Media Releases

Jan. 15 UBC receives $22.7M for research from the Canada Foundation for Innovation
Jan. 15 UBC and Fraunhofer Society enter $4.9 million clean energy partnership
Jan. 14 Opening of Vij’s Kitchen at UBC

Upcoming Event Highlights

Jan. 17-19 Queen’s Entrepreneurs’ Competition
Jan. 18 UBC Teacher Career Fair 2013
Jan. 18 Dodson Music Series – Goethe Readings
Jan. 19 TechTrek Saturday Workshops
Jan. 19 UBC Thunderbirds Women’s Basketball vs. Regina Cougars
Jan. 21-25 KIN Week
Jan. 21-25 UBC Science Week 2013
Jan. 21 Social Justice @ UBC Noted Scholars: Dr. Mel Y. Chen
Jan. 21 Wall Scholars Cafe: Changing social norms on climate change locally: can we and should we?
Jan. 22 Divisional Concert: Winds Brass & Percussion
Jan. 22 Geography Colloquium — Luke Bergmann: Beyond the Anthropocene
Jan. 23 Hospitals, Culture, and the History of Japanese Hospital Care in BC
Jan. 23 Third Age Partners in Learning – Canada and the United States: Sharing a Continent
Jan. 24 California Kick Ball
Jan. 24 Robson Reading Series with Julie Devaney and Gary Geddes
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

English prof awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

UBC English Prof. Sherrill Grace was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal at the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) reception on Jan.15. Grace has been a professor of English for over 30 years at McGill University and UBC. Most recently, she is the recipient of the Royal Society’s Lorne Pierce Medal, the Canada Council Killam Prize in the Humanities, and the Canada Council Killam Research Fellowship. For more information, click here.

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UBC Engineering contributes to campus as a Living Lab

As part of UBC’s Living Laboratory Initiative, the UBC Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) community will pursue collaborations with industry to provide research opportunities for students and faculty, using the University’s physical infrastructure as a test bed for new ideas and a demonstration site for innovative technologies. ECE will hold a discussion on how students can get involved in this vital research. Presenters include ECE Prof. André Ivanov, ECE research associate Paul Lusina, Materials Engineering Prof. Steve Cockcroft, and ECE PhD candidates Mohamed Osama Ahmed and Sina Mashayekhi.

Date: Jan. 17
Time: 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Place: Kaiser Building, 2332 Main Mall, Room 2020/30.
Info: http://ow.ly/gQxFy

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UBC Engineering prof receives IEEE Outstanding Service Gold Medal

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Canada has recognized Electrical and Computer Engineering professor Vijay Bhargava‘s sustained and distinguished service by awarding him the 2012 IEEE Canada W.S. Read Outstanding Service Gold Medal. A Fellow of the IEEE, the Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Engineering and the Engineering Institute of Canada, Bhargava’s teaching, research and service to the profession have been recognized through various awards, including IEEE Canada’s Outstanding Engineering Educator Award in 2010. For more information, click here.

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UBC hosts 2013 Great Northern Toboggan Race

UBC will be hosting the 2013 Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR), an annual engineering competition held each winter at a Canadian university. This year, 23 teams of over 400 engineering students from across the country will compete, including members from UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. To compete in GNCTR, each team must build a toboggan with a concrete running surface that can carry up to five teammates down a hill. Teams will compete to win shortest race time, best overall design, best team spirit, and best overall team. Races will take place Jan. 25 at Mount Seymour. For more info, click here.

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Marlee Kline Lecture in Social Justice

“The Métis of the Northwest: Finding Justice for an Invisible People” lecture honours the memory of Marlee Gayle Kline, a member of UBC Faculty of Law from 1989. Her work on feminist legal theory and critical race theory, child welfare law and policy, law’s continued colonialism, and restructuring of the social welfare state is internationally acclaimed. This lecture not only recognizes her rich contribution to the law school community but also reflects her belief in the central role social justice concerns must play in legal education and law.

Date: Jan. 17, 2013
Time: 6 – 8 p.m. (one-hour lecture followed by reception)
Place:  Allard Hall, Room 106
Info: Limited seating. Please RSVP to events@law.ubc.ca. Click here to learn more.

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Goethe Readings: Dodson Music Series at the Learning Centre

The 2012/13 Dodson Music Series presents Goethe Readings: Music inspired by the writer, artist and politician. This free event is open to the public, and will be held in the Dodson Room at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The next concert in the series, Ladies Night, will take place on March 8, 2013.

Date:  Jan. 18
Time:  Noon to 1 p.m.
Place:  Dodson Room (Room 302), Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

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