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UBC This Week 18-Jul-2013

  Recent UBC Media Releases Jul 18 Tree detectives unravel the mystery of B.C.’s forests Jul 17 Sex and BC East Asian teenagers Upcoming Event Highlights  Jul 19 Blueberry Fest […]

Rehabilitation Sciences student named “Rising Star” by Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

Bita Imam, a PhD candidate in Rehabilitation Sciences, has received the 2013 Rising Star Award from Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. The award recognizes her research achievements and volunteer work. […]

Family Practice resident wins breast cancer fellowship

Olivia Tseng, a PhD student with UBC’s Interdisciplinary Oncology Program, has been awarded a Telus-Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Fellowship to investigate how interactions with family physicians can improve care for […]

Computer team wins Paper Award

Computer Science professor Nando de Freitas, graduate students Ziyu Wang, Masrour Zoghi, David Matheson and postdoc Frank Hutter received the 2013 IJCAI Distinguished Paper Award for their work on ‘Bayesian […]

Pharmaceutical Sciences members share research findings

Dr. Mary De Vera was recently invited by the B.C. Medical Journal to blog about medication non-adherence. To read more, click here. Dr. Corey Nislow was interviewed about his work […]

Nursing professor's new book looks at science in nursing

School of Nursing associate professor Bernie Garrett‘s new book Science and Modern Thought in Nursing: Pragmatism & Praxis for Evidence-based Practice presents a pragmatic approach to the philosophy of nursing […]

Mechanical engineer receives 2013 NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement

Mechanical Engineering professor James Olson, Director of the Pulp and Paper Centre, is among 125 applicants to receive an NSERC Discover Accelerator Supplement to support his research program “Towards an […]

Crest.BD group receives CIHR grant

The Crest.BD network has secured a Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge to Action grant for $200,000. Titled “Like a ship that’s always righting itself: Self-management of bipolar disorder, […]

Architecture bursary honours alumnus Ronald B. Howard

Local architect Ronald B. Howard contributed to the architectural design of Vancouver during the second half of the twentieth century through his work on the Kitsilano Pool, the Langara College […]

Engineering professors assist Penticton with energy reduction goals

UBC Okanagan engineering professors Rehan Sadiq and Kasun Hewage are working with the City of Penticton to help the municipality make city-owned buildings more energy-efficient. Life-cycle analysis by the two […]

UBC professor named IEEE Signal Processing Society president-elect

Electrical and Computer Engineering professor Rabab Ward will serve as 2014-2015 Signal Processing Society (SPS) president-elect. She succeeds Alex Acero of Microsoft who will become president in 2014. SPS is […]

2013 Summer Universiade comes to a close

2013 Summer Universiade comes to a close

Canada took home 16 medals from the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia, finishing 15th overall.