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UBC This Week 10-Oct-2013

  Recent UBC Media Releases Oct 10 UBC archeologists help discover mystery Stone Age tribe Oct 10 UBC experts available to comment on “right-to-die” Oct 10 Genes predispose some people […]

Free training course on fall and winter riding

To help you get prepared to ride in Bike to Work Week, UBC is offering a free cycling training course – an intermediate-level workshop for those who ride to work […]

Take a shot! Save $50 on meningitis vaccines this October

Vancouver Coastal Health is offering meningococcal (bacterial) meningitis vaccines at a reduced price ($90) for the month of October. The vaccine is highly recommended for youths aged 12-24, especially students […]

Chapman Learning Commons hosts coaching and tutoring open house

UBC students and faculty are invited to next week’s second annual coaching and tutoring open house, presented by the Chapman Learning Commons (CLC). Drop by for a slice of cake […]

A closer look at the sun and the universe

Two free events on October 23 will showcase the wonders of the universe. From 1:15 – 2:45 p.m., a public observation of the sun with a solar telescope will offer […]

Fine Arts alum to head Austrian arts centre

UBC alum Séamus Kealy bested more than 50 other candidates to become director of the Salzburger Kunstverein, a centre for contemporary art in Salzburg, Austria. Kealy completed his Fine Arts […]

Xiaotao Bi headlines first CHBE professional development seminar

The Chemical & Biological Engineering (CHBE) Graduate Student Club held its first professional development seminar on September 20 featuring Prof. Xiaotao (Tony) Bi as the speaker. After completing his PhD […]

UBC team bags gold in synthetic biology competition

UBC’s iGEM team received gold medal status and an award for the best mathematical model at the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) North America regional championships in Toronto. More than […]

Philosophy website wins two awards

The Faculty of Arts’ UBC Philosophy site recently won silver at the W3 Awards sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts. Last month, the site also […]

Vikram Krishnamurthy receives Swedish honorary doctorate

Prof. Vikram Krishnamurthy received an honorary doctorate at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. Krishnamurthy, the Senior Canada Research Chair in Signal Processing and world-leading researcher in the area of […]

Theatre and Film faculty and alum in the spotlight

Graduates of Theatre and Film at UBC shone at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF). “The Dick Knost Show,” directed by alum Bruce Sweeney, won the debut award for Best […]

James Feng elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

Congratulations go to Prof. James Feng who was recently elected Fellow of the American Physical Society. This Fellowship is a recognition by his peers for his “pioneering studies of solid-liquid […]

Tim Salcudean named MICCAI Fellow

Prof. Tim Salcudean was elected as a Fellow of The Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention Society (MICCAI Society) for his outstanding contributions in biomedical engineering, particularly in optimization-based […]

Arts members named Royal Society fellows

Three professors in the Arts faculty have been inducted into the Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) – the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the arts, […]

UBC Community United Way Campaign kicks off

One in seven B.C. children lives in poverty. More than one third of children in Grades 4-7 are bullied or bully others. About one in four seniors live alone. United […]

UBC Reports – October 10, 2013


Bilingualism isn’t a sign of community decay

Bilingualism isn’t a sign of community decay

Bilingualism isn’t a sign of community decay History professor Henry Yu on respecting and rewarding people who speak multiple languages. Read more …

The Great Pancake Race V

The Great Pancake Race V Thu Oct 10 2013, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM MacInnes Field We are proud to present the fifth annual UBC United Way Great Pancake Race. […]