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UBC This Week 31-Oct-2013

  Recent UBC Media Releases Oct 31 Tagging aquatic animals can disrupt natural behaviour Oct 29 UBC President, VP Students to speak on recent sexual assaults on the Vancouver campus […]

Lecture on quantum phenomena: Higgs Boson and beyond

Last year’s experimental discovery of the Higgs Boson culminated a search that spanned almost 50 years since the original theoretical prediction of Higgs, Brout, and Englert (awarded a Nobel Prize […]

Canadian Space Agency astronaut visits UBC

Canadian Space Agency Astronaut David Saint-Jacques will give a talk about his training, the journey that led him to become a Canadian astronaut and give an overview of Canadian Space […]

Movember @ Mahony's: Conversations about Men's Mental Health

Nursing professor John Oliffe and colleagues will hold an open forum titled Masculinities and Men’s Depression and Suicide Network, a Movember-funded event about men’s mental health facilitated by UBC faculty, […]

Tell your UBC colleagues what is cool in your field

UBC News is inviting members of its community to describe, in 100 words, a new development in your field of study that is really cool. Submissions must be made by […]

Faculty Pension Plan Trustees Election

The UBC Faculty Pension Plan Election for two Pension Board trustees is now under way. Election packages were mailed to members on Oct. 18, 2013. Plan members can vote by […]

Mining Engineering prof honoured at symposium

Mining Engineering Professor Emeritus Janusz Laskowski was honoured at the 50th Symposium Physicochemical Problems of Mineral Processing. Laskiwski organized the first 11 symposia from 1966 to 1980. Materials Engineering professors […]

FPInnovations grants fellowship to UBC professor developing bio-economy strategy for BC

FPInnovations has awarded the FPInnovations Professorship in Pulp and Paper Engineering to James Olson, director of UBC’s Pulp and Paper Centre. Olson is recognized for his leadership in helping to […]

UBC buildings receive recognition

Building projects at UBC have been honoured at the 2013 Architectural Institute of British Columbia Architectural Awards. • Faculty of Arts Buchanan Courtyards Renew project by PUBLIC: Architecture + Communication received […]

UBC prof awarded Governor General medal

Julian Dierkes, Keidanren Chair of Japanese Research at UBC’s Institute of Asian Research, was awarded a Governor General’s Medallion during Governor General David Johnston’s recent state visit to Mongolia (read […]

Zoology prof receives Society for Neuroscience achievement award

Zoology professor Jane Roskams has been recognized by the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) with a Bernice Grafstein Award and $2,000 during its annual meeting, Neuroscience 2013. A renowned expert on […]

Remembrance Day Ceremony at UBC for the community

This year’s Annual Remembrance Day ceremony at UBC will be held on Monday, Nov. 11 in the War Memorial Gym. The ceremony, which often draws more than 1,000 people, will […]

Scheduling methodologies for booking patient appointments with oncologists

Submitted by: Martin Puterman Professor Puterman and his team are currently focused on creating scheduling methodologies for booking patient appointments with oncologists. For example, they may break down the schedule […]