UBC This Week 18-Sep-2014


Recent UBC Media Releases

Sep 18 An acceptance letter 69 years late
Sep 18 Kids eat better if their parents went to college
Sep 17 Internet killed the TV star
Sep 17 Experts to comment on Scottish referendum
Sep 16 UBC prepares for big jump in speech-language pathology students
Sep 16 Seven UBC professors elected to Royal Society of Canada
Sep 16 Yeast, the final frontier
Sep 15 Mind the parental work gap
Sep 12 New president pledges to boost UBC research excellence
Sep 11 New president lays out vision for UBC

Upcoming Event Highlights

Sep 18 Whole Foods and UBC Farm: A 5% community giving day
Sep 19 Graduate Student Orientation to the Library
Sep 19 Medicine Workshop – Tea Making
Sep 20 MCCQE Part II Preparation Course
Sep 20 Build Your Profile with LinkedIn – Introduction
Sep 21-27 National Forest Week
Sep 21 iCON Cantonese lecture at Health Fair 2014
Sep 21 Opera Tea in the Garden
Sep 22-25 Spiritual Ecologies and New Cosmologies Convergence
Sep 22 Cenovus Energy Inc Information Session
Sep 23 The ABCs of Growing Up
Sep 23 #RippleEffectUBC: Sweet Decrease
Sep 23 Sufism and Religious Boundaries in Contemporary Pakistan: Local Perspectives on Global Matters
Sep 24 What I love about being queer with Vivek Shraya
Sep 24 Thinking Differently About Pain
Sep 25 DIY Media Learning Community
Sep 25 Harvest Feast on Main Mall
Sep 26 Agents of Change Research Symposium – The Global Impact of UBC Pharm Sci Alumni
Sep 30 Mental Health Literacy in Middle and Secondary Schools
Oct 18 The Women & Heart Disease Conference
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

Seven UBC professors elected to Royal Society of Canada

Seven UBC faculty members have been inducted into the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). Five professors have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society, the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the arts, humanities and sciences in Canada. Two have been admitted to RSC’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

The new RSC Fellows from UBC are:
Harvey B. Richer, Department of Physics and Astronomy (more info)
Mark MacLachlan, Department of Chemistry (info)
John Klironomos, I.K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences (info)
Michael P. Richards, Department of Anthropology (info)
David Wilkinson, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (info)

The two UBC inductees to the RSC’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists are:
David Granville, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (info)
Karen Bakker, Department of Geography (info)

UBC’s new RSC Fellows are among 90 elected by their peers for this year’s induction. UBC’s new RSC scholars are among 91 inducted this year. Formal induction into all RSC categories is scheduled for November in Quebec City. For more info, click here.

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Journalism project nominated for Canadian Online Publishing Award

The Graduate School of Journalism International Reporting Program has been nominated for a Canadian Online Publish Award (COPA) for Best Interactive Story for their project “China’s Generation Green.”

UBC journalism students spent a year researching environmental issues in China and the emerging environmental movement– leaders of the next generation who want a cleaner and more sustainable future for themselves and their children. View the multimedia story, China’s Generation Green, online.

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Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies welcomes new associate dean

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies announces the appointment of Theresa Rogers to the position of Associate Dean, Faculty and Program Development, effective September 1, 2014.

Rogers’s role will focus on promoting and developing opportunities for UBC graduate programs and faculty to achieve excellence in research supervision and graduate education oversight.

A professor in the Faculty of Education’s Department of Language and Literacy Education for more than 14 years, Rogers has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has served as graduate advisor, deputy head, and acting head of the department, as well as on the graduate councils of the faculty and the university. Read the full story here.

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Materials Engineering professor wins 2015 Acta Materialia Gold Medal

Materials Engineering adjunct professor J. David Embury is the winner of the 2015 Acta Materialia Gold Medal Award, a prestigious award in materials science and engineering. Embury is recognized as one of the leaders in education and research related to the fundamental deformation and fracture mechanisms in metals and alloys. Click here for more info.

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SALA alumnus becomes Toronto’s new urban design director

Harold Madi, a School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) graduate, talks about his new position as Director of Urban Design for the city of Toronto, his plans for the city over the coming years and what tomorrow’s urban designer needs to know. Click here to read the interview.

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Celebrate Learning Week 2014

The seventh annual Celebrate Learning Week, held October 25 – November 1, 2014, celebrates teaching and learning opportunities at UBC Vancouver through open lectures, information sessions, student advising activities, poster sessions, workshops and more.

The UBC community is invited to submit events and innovative ideas that enhance the education and teaching experience. The deadline for submission is September 26, 2014. For more information, visit celebratelearning.ubc.ca.

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Meet Your Maker: September 24

Learn more about food sustainability and ethical business practices at the Meet Your Maker event put on by UBC Food Services. Chef Rebecca Johnson of Sage Bistro will give a live demo using UBC Farm’s heritage orchard ingredients. Samples and recipes will be given out at information booths by Ethical Bean, Milano Coffee Roaster, Wendels True Foods, SIPSoda Co, Engineers Without Borders, Social Conscience Sport Balls, Hardbite Chips, Happy Planet, Steaz, Guayaki Yerba Mate, Harvest Feast and UBC Farm.

Date: September 24
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Place: UBC Bookstore Plaza, 6200 University Boulevard
Info: Click here.

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Kinesiology study recruits volunteer instructors

UBC School of Kinesiology’s Group-based physical Activity for Older Adults (GOAL) is recruiting volunteer instructors (65 and older) to lead one-hour exercise sessions for its second and final year of trial. GOAL’s aim is to determine what might increase older adults’ adherence to an exercise program. Group-based physical activity programs for older adults are conducted and tested at three YMCA locations in the Lower Mainland. Click here for more details.

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