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UBC This Week 24-Jan-2013

  Recent UBC Media Releases Jan. 18 UBC campaign hits $1 billion Jan. 21 UBC research: Forget about fair – it’s better when bosses pick favourites Jan. 22 Master switch […]

Chocolate, Corn and Figurines: Mapping Archaeological Data Online

At this month’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Users Group, UBC Anthropology Prof. Michael Blake will talk about his innovative websites in a presentation titled “Chocolate, Corn and Figurines: Mapping Archaeological […]

Giant Colon Tour comes to UBC

UBC will be hosting the Giant Colon Tour, a multimedia exhibition that will provide visitors with tools to help prevent colorectal cancer. Date: February 5, 2013 Time: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. […]

UBC Finance Club presents: Pacific Venture Capitalist Conference & Competition

The UBC Finance Club presents Pacific Venture Capitalist Conference & Competition, a full-day event that will give students an opportunity to learn more about the entrepreneur and venture capitalist world. […]

UBC Visual Art holds art auction fundraiser

The UBC 2013 BFA/BA Visual Art Graduating class will host an art and musical event to promote and raise funds for this year’s graduating exhibition “Is it Happening?” which opens […]

2013 SCARP Student Symposium: Beyond Downtown and Outside the Box

The fifth annual School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) Student Symposium will focus on “Beyond Downtown and Outside the Box” – a current topic in community and regional planning […]

UNESCO Declaration focuses on digital assets

The protection of digital assets is the focus of the UNESCO / UBC Vancouver Declaration on Digitization and Preservation, released by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). […]

Data Privacy Day

Held around the world every year, Data Privacy Day empowers people to protect their privacy and the privacy of others. On January 28, 2013, members of the UBC community are […]

Former UBC astrophysics PhD earns U.S. rising star award

UBC alumnus Jason Kalirai has been awarded the 2013 Newton Lacy Pierce Prize, which recognizes outstanding achievement in observational astronomy by an astronomer under the age of 36. Kalirai received […]

Computer Science professors awarded over 5 million processor hours by Compute Canada

Professors of Computer Science Holger Hoos and Kevin Leyton-Brown and their empirical algorithmics group have been awarded 5,260,000 processor hours, valued at $315,569, in the nationwide 2013 Compute Canada resource […]

UBC-developed test for predicting lung attacks moves toward the market

The PROOF Centre, a group of UBC scientists focused on developing biomarkers for chronic organ disease, has granted a U.S. company exclusive rights to commercialize gene expression blood tests to […]

Exploring the barriers to midwifery care

A group co-led by Saraswathi Vedam, an associate professor in UBC Division of Midwifery, has received $160,000 from the Vancouver Foundation to identify the factors that prevent or facilitate women’s […]