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UBC Reports – October 24, 2013

UBC Reports – October 24, 2013

Applied Science pumpkin carving contest; proceeds go to United Way

Applied Science will hold their second annual pumpkin carving contest to raise funds for United Way. Suggested donation is $20 per team (register here). Contributions can also be made through […]

Food for Fines returns until November 3

For the 11th year, UBC Library and the Alma Mater Society (AMS) are running their Food For Fines campaign. Library users can bring in non-perishable food items and have their […]

Beaty Biodiversity Museum presents: Invisible Portraits: Revealing the Secret World of Microbes

Until January 5, 2014, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum will feature an exhibition of high-tech images of microbial life refashioned as metal sculpture, wood carvings and large-scale portraiture by Kevin Carpenter, […]

Readings at UBC Library: Richard Wagamese, Charles van Sandwyk

Award-winning Ojibway author Richard Wagamese will read from his latest novel Indian Horse, a story of a man whose life is drastically changed by an Indian residential school. Date: October […]

Materials Engineering students recognized

Victor Padilla, a PhD student in the Corrosion Group in the Department of Materials Engineering, won the best student paper award at the 2013 Transportation Association of Canada Conference held […]

Nurses and engineers win gold, silver and bronze at the World Dragon Boat Racing Championship

UBC alumni and students including Shane Beaton (BASc ’12), Xue Hong Chen (BSN ’12)  and Integrated Engineering student Jack Park were part of a Canadian delegation who won 10  gold, […] gets a facelift

After months of feedback, an audit, customer analytics and user testing sessions, a new and improved website features improved user experience with simplified menus, popular searches, easier navigation and […]

Alumni Centre website and video released

The UBC Alumni Centre (approved by the Board of Governors in September) has launched a new video and website. The building is scheduled to open in mid-2015 and is prominently […]

Visiting professor comments on Alice Munro and Canadian literature in Japan

Upon the announcement of Alice Munro receiving the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature, Yukiko Toda, a professor visiting UBC from Japan, was asked to comment on the significance of Munro […]

Visual Art prof wins imagineNATIVE Festival award

Visual Art professor and indigenous filmmaker Dana Claxton was awarded Best Experimental and $1,000 at the 14th annual imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival in Toronto.  In her film He […]

UBC This Week 24-Oct-2013

    Recent UBC Media Releases Oct 23 Better transit, more facilities: Locals enjoy 2010 Winter Games benefits Oct 22 UBC welcomes the resumption of BC support for the Therapeutics […]

Universities must give up control

Universities must give up control

Universities must give up control UBC President Stephen Toope gives advice to other university leaders in a new Globe and Mail op-ed. Read more…

Community Roundtable Discussion

Community Roundtable Discussion Thu Oct 24 2013, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Irving K. Barber Learning Centre In response to the incidents that took place during CUS FROSH activities, The […]

Community Roundtable Discussion