UBC This Week 21-Aug-2014


Recent UBC Media Releases

Aug 21 Getting beyond frosh: UBC’s Vancouver campus creates new traditions
Aug 21 Salmon forced to ‘sprint’ less likely to survive migration
Aug 20 Stop lecturing me
Aug 20 Paul G. Allen Family Foundation grants $2.6 million to improve data on world fisheries
Aug 19 Promoting peace on the homefront
Aug 19 Fish study links brain size to parental duties
Aug 19 Global study ranks world’s most efficient airports for 2014
Aug 18 Antibiotics in early life may alter immunity long-term
Aug 15 UBC program welcomes new international, Aboriginal students
Aug 15 Stronger drunk driving laws lead to safer roads: study
Aug 14 The newbie’s guide to money management
Aug 13 UBC’s new explorer-in-residence
Aug 13 Vancouver campus safety enhanced, further improvements planned

Upcoming Event Highlights

Aug 20-23 Greenheart presents Aeriosa
Aug 22 Obesity, vitamin D & breast cancer risk: Implications for cancer prevention
Aug 25 Welcome to Teaching at UBC
Aug 25 The Metaphysics of Love: Pilot Workshop
Aug 26 Mentoring Workshop (senior TAs)
Aug 26 Beyond Bloom’s: Considering Immeasurable Learning
Aug 27 Spotlight Taiwan: Come Play with Us: Puppetry and New Media
Aug 27 Research Orientation Day 2014
Aug 27 Author Rights, Funding Mandates, and Open Access Publishing
Aug 28 Copyright and conference presentations
Aug 28 CIHR Cafe Scientifique – Vancouver’s ban on smoking in parks and on beaches: Is it working? Is it fair?
Aug 29 Free Jive Lessons by the UBC Dance Club
Aug 29 Sports on the Mall: Dodgeball
Aug 31 Farmers on 57th – Local Chef Talk + Potluck
Sep 2 Imagine UBC
Sep 4 Ai Weiwei: New York Photographs 1983–1993 – Opening
Sep 12 Installation of Professor Arvind Gupta
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

UBC research recognized at Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society Conference

A paper titled “Self-assessment of insulin sensitivity” co-authored by UBC Chemical and Biological Engineering researchers won third place prize at the 37th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society Conference held in Vancouver. The team of Melissa Barazandegan, Fatemeh Ekram, Ezra Kwok and Bhushan Gopaluni received a $200 prize. Click here for more information.

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UBC professor receives alumni award from Trent University

UBC adjunct professor Farah Shroff has been awarded “The Spirit of Trent” award for contributions to society and her alma mater, Trent University. Shroff teaches at the Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Family Practice and the School of Population and Public Health at UBC. Throughout her 30-year career, Shroff has contributed to midwifery, holistic health, social justice and community wellness. She was a social scientist of Canada’s first midwifery education program at Ryerson University. For more information, click here.

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Land and Food Systems PhD student receives 2014 CIFST scholarship award

UBC PhD candidate (Food Science) Isabelle Lacroix has been awarded the 2014 Weston Graduate Award from the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST). Lacroix’s thesis topic is “Dietary Proteins as Precursors of Dipeptidyl Peptidase-IV – Allies to Complement Pharmacotherapy in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes.” Watch a video of her presenting a condensed version of her thesis in last year’s UBC 3-Minute Thesis competition here.

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President’s Installation: September 12, 2014

The formal installation of Professor Arvind Gupta as the 13th President and Vice-Chancellor of UBC will take place on Friday, September 12, 2014. UBC students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community are invited to a full day of events on the Vancouver campus. View more information on the events here.

• Breakfast with the President
7:30-9:30 a.m. (venue TBA)
Twenty students, 14 faculty and 14 staff members from UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses will be randomly selected by draw to have breakfast with the President. Enter Breakfast Draw.

• Installation Ceremony
10 – 11:30 a.m. Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
Featuring live music and greetings from around the world, welcome Professor Gupta and celebrate the successes of UBC’s global community. A general reception at the Flagpole Plaza will follow. To attend the ceremony, RSVP via the form at the top-right of this page. The installation ceremony will be webcast live.

• Panel Discussion: Generation Empowered
3 – 4:30 p.m. The Old Auditorium
A thought-provoking, interactive panel discussion with Professor Gupta. To attend the panel discussion, RSVP via the form at the top-right of this page.

For more information on the installation events, or for questions about your RSVP code, contact the UBC Ceremonies and Events Office: ceremonies.office@ubc.ca.

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