UBC This Week 28-Aug-2014


Recent UBC Media Releases

Aug 28 No simple answers to bullying
Aug 27 UBC receives $3.5M for research into Canada’s oceans, new projects
Aug 27 Culture club remix
Aug 25 Wade Davis on why anthropology matters
Aug 25 ‘I belong to my community’
Aug 25 Living the campus life
Aug 22 Young UBC researchers receive $5.7 M in Vanier, Banting awards

Upcoming Event Highlights

Aug 29 Can I Use This? Understanding Copyright and Working with Open Educational Resources
Aug 30 AMS First Week
Aug 30 Kit Pick Up
Aug 31 Farmers on 57th – Local Chef Talk + Potluck
Sep 2 Imagine UBC
Sep 2 Alice Goffman (Wisconsin) “On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City”
Sep 3 UBC Farm Market at UBC Bookstore
Sep 3 SUS Bungee Run
Sep 4 IR Orientation and Welcome (Back) Social
Sep 4 Vancouver Human Rights Lecture: Beyond Human Rights – Building a World on Empathy
Sep 4 Ai Weiwei: New York Photographs 1983–1993 – Opening
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

New senior associate dean of Faculty of Education appointed

Dean Blye Frank at the Faculty of Education announces the appointment of Pam Ratner as senior associate dean, Administration and Innovation for a two-year term starting September 1, 2014. Her mandate is to provide high-level support and advice in the areas of administration infrastructures and innovation, and to assist with the ongoing development and implementation of UBC’s strategic plan.

Ratner’s research is based in socio-behavioural epidemiology and psychometrics and focused on heart disease risk reduction. She is an elected fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

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Engineering and Sauder student business venture takes second at international competition

Santé West, a start-up by engineering and commerce students from the UBC New Venture course, won second place at the 2014 Virginia Tech Global Student Business Concept Challenge competition and received a $5,000 prize for their business plan. Santé West’s main product is a leg brace that helps recovery from lower leg injuries. Click here for more info.

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Pharm Sci building wins Vancouver Regional Construction Association Silver Award

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Building has been recognized with a 2014 Vancouver Regional Constructions Association Silver Aware of Excellence. Keith Plumbing and Heating Co. Ltd. won for their work on the Pharm Sci building in the mechanical contractors over $3 million category. To read more, click here.

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