UBC This Week 04-Apr-2013


Recent UBC Media Releases

Apr. 4 Teacher ed comes to the world’s largest refugee camp
Apr. 4 UBC International College program gets Board of Governors’ support
Apr. 3 Stephen Toope to leave UBC presidency in June 2014
Apr. 3 Chinese foreign fisheries catch 12 times more than reported: UBC research

Upcoming Event Highlights

Apr. 4 What kind of divide separates biology from culture?
Apr. 4 World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival – Grand opening
 Apr. 5 AMS Block Party
Apr. 5 Pollay Prize Marketing Lecture
Apr. 6 Waylon Ye, Saxophone (3rd Year Solo Recital)
Apr. 6-7 Magnolia day tours
Apr. 7 Jumping spiders are way cool because…
Apr. 8 UBC Composers Concerts
Apr. 9 The Elysée Treaty: 50 Years of French-German Partnership. What Does it Mean to Europe?
Apr. 9 Preserving the Endangered
Apr. 10 Complicating the Entrepreneurial Self: Professional Chinese Immigrant Women Negotiating Occupations in Canada
Apr. 10 2013 Sedgewick Lecture
Apr. 11 Indigenous Knowledge and Research
Apr. 11 Tears of Rangi: Water, Power, and People in New Zealand
Apr. 20 Vancouver Brain Bee
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

Appointment of new Dean of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Board of Governors has accepted the President’s recommendation to appoint Professor Michael Coughtrie as the new Dean of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences for a five-year term commencing August 1, 2013.

Coughtrie is professor of Biochemical Pharmacology and Operations Director of the Medical Research Institute, located within the Medical School at the University of Dundee, Scotland. He brings a strong commitment to research, teaching and learning through the recruitment and development of faculty and staff, curriculum development and leading key innovative development projects such as establishing and directing the postgraduate training and monitoring system in the Medical School, and leading and overseeing the implementation of a major IT Network infrastructure review across the University of Dundee.

Dr. Wayne Riggs has served as the dean pro tem, guiding the faculty through the interim period since Dean Robert Sindelar stepped down at the end of February 2013.

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UBC 2012/13 Student Development Award Winners

The Office of the Vice-President, Students has announced the winners of the 20112/13 UBC Student Development Awards. These awards recognize exceptional contributions or improvements to the student experience and learning environment at UBC.

Margaret Fulton Award (for an individual)
• Sally Hermansen, Associate Dean, Student Services, Faculty of Arts
• Ruth Lavergne, PhD student, School of Population and Public Health

Helen McCrae Award (for an AMS/GSS/UBC Student Services)
• UBC Tandem Language Exchange Program
• Global Lounge

Peter Larkin Award (for a Graduate/Post Bacc Laureate Program/Department)
• Department of Geography

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Pharmacy faculty members and graduate students inducted into Rho Chi Honor Society

On March 22, 2013, two faculty members and three graduate students from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC were inducted into the Delta Gamma Chapter of the Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society. Established at UBC in 2010 by Dr. Robert Sindelar, the Delta Gamma Chapter is the only Canadian chapter of the society, which consists of 100 affiliate chapters in the United States. To read more, click here.

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UBC student finalist in SSHRC storytelling competition

School of Community and Regional Planning student Aftab Erfan has been included as one of the top 25 storytellers in a competition given by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The Research for a Better Life: The Storytellers challenge asked scholarship holders to report on the findings of their research in story form. Erfan’s submission was a large mural that she co-created with members of the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw First Nations.

In the next month, the 25 finalists will present their research stories in cities across Canada after which an overall winner will be chosen. For more information, click here.

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UBC Pharmacy building receives OAA Design Excellence Award

The Vancouver architecture firms of Saucier + Perrotte Architectes and Hughes Condon Marler Architects have been awarded with a 2013 Design Excellence Award by the Ontario Association of Architects for their design of UBC’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences building. Winning projects were selected from over 170 submissions from across the globe by a jury of peers from within the design community. For more information, click here.

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Indigenous gala: Celebrating indigenous education and arts

The UBC Faculty of Education in partnership with Full Circle First Nations Performance Society and the Chan Centre are hosting an evening of indigenous storytelling, song and dance. The program will celebrate people engaged in indigenous educational programs that exemplify traditional values, family, community, innovation, culture and language. Performances by new and seasoned indigenous performing artists include Louise Riel Métis Dancers, Christi Lee Charles, Russell Wallace & Tzo’kam, Zaccheus Jackson, Margo Kane and more.

Date:  April 13
Time:  7:30 – 10 p.m.
Place: Chan Centre – 6265 Crescent Road
Info: Click here.

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Dodson Music Series: An interdisciplinary concert of new art and sound

UBC Library presents the final event of the Dodson Music Series 2012/2013 season with “5×7: An interdisciplinary concert of new art and sound.” The concerts in this series are organized and performed by students from the UBC School of Music.

Date:  April 5
Time:  Noon to 1 p.m.
Place: Room 302 (Dodson Room), Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
Info: Free and open to the public.

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Living Our Indigenous Languages in a Multimedia Technology Enhanced World

This event will bring together language advocates, community members, policy makers, educators, practitioners, scholars, and students who are interested in reclaiming and revitalizing Indigenous languages.

Date: April 13
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Place: UBC First Nations Longhouse, 1985 West Mall
Info:  Click here.

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