UBC This Week 16-Jan-2014


Recent UBC Media Releases

Jan 16 How extreme weather affects attitudes towards climate change
Jan 16 How Martin Luther King Jr. ‘let freedom ring’
Jan 15 Using progesterone for hot flashes shown safe for women’s cardiovascular health
Jan 13 Five socially focused start-ups enter Sauder’s Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub business accelerator
Jan 10 Lighter, stronger, faster

Upcoming Event Highlights

Jan 16 BARtalk Rape Culture: A year in review
Jan 17 Music on the Point – Concerts with Personality: Robert Silverman, piano
Jan 17 Grand Rounds: Global & Indigenous Health
Jan 18 Dr. Wade Davis Lecture
Jan 18 Chan Centre presents: Danse Lhasa Danse
Jan 19 BrassFest!
Jan 20-24 UBC Africa Awareness Initiative-Conference Week
Jan 20-24 Islam Awareness Week 2014
Jan 21 Community Cafe: Creating a Safe(r) Campus
Jan 22 Black, White and Green: Food Justice, Farmers Markets and the Green Economy
Jan 22 Faculty of Education Animal Rescue Book Sale
Jan 23 First Animals on Land
Jan 23 Handley Cup Soccer Casual League – Term 2
Find out what else is happening at UBC this week. For sports events, visit the UBC Athletics site at http://www.gothunderbirds.ca/calendar.aspx.

UBC People

UBC People

Civil engineer honoured by the Engineering Institute of Canada

Civil Engineering professor Tarek Sayed will be inducted as Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada for his contributions to engineering in Canada. World-renowned for his research on road safety analysis and evaluation, Sayed’s work on proactive road safety management is being applied in projects in several countries and is considered by many as the future of road safety analysis. Read the full article here.

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PhD students win $80,000 in awards from Prostate Cancer Canada

Two UBC PhD students have been selected to be among the inaugural recipients of the Prostate Cancer Canada Graduate Studentship Awards. Peter Axerio-Cilies and Philip Edgcumbe will split a total of $80,000 for two research projects with the potential to transform treatment and recovery for prostate cancer survivors. For more information, visit prostatecancer.ca.

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Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra to perform UBC graduate’s award-winning composition

UBC alumnus Roydon Tse is the 2014 winner of the Canadian Music Centre Prairies’ Emerging Composers Competition. His winning work Three Musings will be performed by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra on Jan. 28 as part of the symphony’s New Music Festival. Three Musings has been read by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and will premiere in Australia in September 2014 by the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra.

Tse completed his bachelor in music composition at UBC in 2013 with Dorothy Chang. He is now a master of music student at the University of Toronto. For more information, click here.

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UBC alum in leading role of favourite new TV drama

Bachelor of Fine Arts acting alumnus Torrance Coombs‘s new show Reign, in which he has a leading role, has won the Favourite New TV Drama Award at the People’s Choice Awards. Coombs rose to fame as the villainous Thomas Culpepper in Showtime’s popular series The Tudors. Click here for more info.

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B.C. legislative history available online

UBC Library, in partnership with the Legislative Library of British Columbia, has digitized the first 10 years (1876-1886) of the British Columbia Sessional Papers. The collection includes maps, voter records, committee reports, proclamations and more; documents cover topics ranging from discussions on Chinese immigration to fisheries records. Explore the collection online at UBC Library’s Digital Collections portal.

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Learn about copyright and fair dealing

The new Fair Dealing in Practice page, courtesy of UBC’s Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office, answers questions about copyright and fair dealing requirements. This page addresses the application of the fair dealing requirements to copying in a variety of contexts, including teaching, research and posting in a learning management system. It also deals with musical works and sound recordings, audiovisual works, administrative copying and copying for course packs. Visit UBC’s Copyright site for more information.

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2014 Dialogues on our City's Future

Tom Hutton, UBC School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) professor, will be presenting a talk called “Vancouver as a sustainable city” Is this statement Rhetoric or Reality?” Hutton’s research and teaching interests are directed toward theoretical and normative issues of urban and regional change among advanced and transitional societies. The talk will be moderated by SCARP director Penny Gurstein.

Date: Jan. 21, 2014
Time: 7 – 9:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Place: University Women’s Club of Vancouver at Hycroft, 1489 McRae Ave.
Info: Information and tickets here.

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Mechanical Engineering January Lab Tour

The Mechanical Engineering Department will host their annual guided lab tours for high school students, first year students, incoming MECH students, or anyone interested in mechanical engineering. For more information, click here.

Date: Jan. 31, 2014
Time: Tour: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Optional advising information session: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Info: RSVP to studentassistant@mech.ubc.ca.

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Peter Wall Ideas Lounge welcomes faculty and guests

The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies welcomes UBC faculty (and their guests) to the Peter Wall Ideas Lounge. Surrounded by green space and overlooking terraced ponds, the new lounge will offer a food and drink venue conducive to the exchange of ideas and to fostering collaborative research relationships. Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tapas and beverages by Sage Bistro will be served from Monday to Friday. View the menus here.

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Call for nominations for the 201 Alumni UBC Achievement Awards

Nominations for the 2014 Alumni UBC Achievement Awards are now open. Nominate a candidate who exemplifies the best of UBC—a graduate, faculty or friend of UBC who deserves to be recognized as a leader, advocate, artist or visionary. Complete details are online at www.alumni.ubc.ca/nominate. Deadline for nominations is January 31, 2014.

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