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UBC This Week 07-Jun-2013

  Recent UBC Media Releases Jun 5 Strength in numbers when resisting forbidden fruit Jun 3 Prof to demonstrate Annacis pilot reactor that removes phosphorus from wastewater Jun 3 Integrated UBC […]

Sneak peek at Upcycled Urbanism

Readers of The Tyee had a sneak peek at the upcoming public space project “Upcycled Urbanism”. “Upcycled” invites people of all backgrounds to re-imagine Vancouver’s public spaces using blocks made […]

Milton K. Wong annual lecture revisits democracy

Noted U.S. political philosopher Jean Bethke Elshtain will deliver the 2013 Milton K. Wong Lecture on June 13 at the Chan Centre, drawing on the examples of the U.S. and […]

Eric Mazur: The Tyranny of the Lecture

Eric Mazur, the Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University and Area Dean of Applied Physics, will be at UBC on June 7 to deliver a talk, […]

Aboriginal (Un)history Month at UBC Library

UBC Library celebrates Aboriginal scholarship, creativity and intellectual traditions with its second annual Aboriginal (Un)History Month, which takes place during June. (Un)History month activities introduce ways that UBC Indigenous scholars […]

New app for UBC's prospective undergraduate students

The new version of UBC’s official app for prospective undergraduate student mobile app includes new features such as: • Create your own photo message and share it with your friends • View […]

Visiting students to collaborate on Living Lab projects

This summer, five students from the Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur — Rinku Meena, Rahul Malav, Rajat Jain, Yogendra Goyal and Junaid Masood — will join the Dept. of Electrical […]

UBC Library launches Community Report

It’s been a busy year for UBC Library, which has implemented a change management plan and completed the third year of its Strategic Plan. The Library’s third annual Community Report […]

International CONCUR team descends on Kilpisjärvi

Civil engineering professor Bernard Laval’s International CONCUR team landed in Kilpisjärvi, northern Finland, May 27 to study the transition from ice cover to summer in a high-latitude lake. The team […]

UBC engineers develop program to pre-empt underground water-main failure

Municipal infrastructures such as water mains are at risk because they have been underground, unchecked, for decades, according to Solomon Tesfamariam, an associate professor of civil engineering at UBC’s Okanagan […]

Civil Engineering prof demos pilot reactor

UBC civil engineering professor Don Mavinic demonstrated for the first time a fourth-generation reactor that reclaims struvite (phosphorus and other nutrients) from wastewater. The demonstration was held at Annacis Wastewater […]

Computer Science prof wins ICSE Most Influential Paper award

Computer science professor Gail Murphy and statistics researcher Davor Çubranić received the 2013 Most Influential Paper 10 Years Later Award at the 35th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) in […]

Applied Science’s women of distinction

UBC mechanical engineering professor Elizabeth Croft is this year’s recipient of the YWCA Vancouver Women of Distinction Award in the category of Education, Training & Development. Also honoured was UBC […]

Fisheries prof recognized for public outreach

Fisheries Centre professor and director Rashid Sumaila has been selected as the recipient of this year’s Excellence in Public Outreach Award from the American Fisheries Society. The award is presented […]

New Canada Post stamps created by UBC designer

Matt Warburton, a print and digital designer for UBC Communications and Marketing, is the architect behind two new Canada Post stamps commemorating Canadian motorcycles that were released June 5. The […]

Talk by Eric Mazur: The Tyranny of the Lecture

Talk by Dr Eric Mazur: The Tyranny of the Lecture 2 – 4 p.m. Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Victoria Learning Theatre 182, 1961 East Mall Most of the important […]