2014 flu clinic dates and locations for UBC staff, faculty and students
UBC will offer free flu shots to staff, faculty and students at clinics across UBC Vancouver Campus from November 4 to 27. Vaccinations are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more and reserve a spot at a clinic at riskmanagement.ubc.ca.
Genomics helps B.C. pharmacists target the right drugs for the right patient
A new research project that aims to make personalized medicine a reality for patients is launching in community pharmacies across British Columbia. Led by a team at UBC’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the “Genomics for Precision Drug Therapy in the Community Pharmacy” project is the first of its kind in North America and will position the pharmacist as the health care provider through which patient genetic information can be acquired, assessed, and used to guide drug therapy decisions.
The project is funded by Genome B.C. and the B.C. Pharmacy Association. Click here for more information.
Engineering professor receives Meritorious Achievement Award
James Olson, professor of mechanical engineering and associate dean for research and industrial partnerships at the Faculty of Applied Science, has received the 2014 Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C. Meritorious Achievement Award for his technical and leadership accomplishments in B.C.’s paper and pulp industry.
Olson is currently leading a $2.4 million five-year project in which he is partnering with B.C. Hydro, FPInnovations and major pulp producers across B.C. to reduce energy consumption by 20 per cent. Click here for more information.
Computer Science professors recognized
Computer science professors Alla Sheffer and Holger Hoos‘ paper “Filling Your Shelves: Synthesizing Diverse Style-Preserving Artifact Arrangements,” has been chosen as the November 2014 spotlight paper by IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. See here for more details.
Computer Science department head Anne Condon talked to TechRepublic about her passion for research in theoretical computer science and the importance of providing better curricular and a supportive environment for women in computer science. Read the article here.
Mining engineering postdoctoral fellow wins Young Author award
Wenying Liu, a post-doctoral fellow in Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, has won a Young Author Award for “one of the best ten technical papers presented by an author younger than 35 years” at the XXVII International Mineral Processing Congress held in Santiago, Chile in October. Click here for more information.
Engineering hosts Distinguished Speaker Series seminar and open house
The November seminar in Chemical and Biological Engineering’s Distinguished Speaker series will be given by Robert Burrell, professor and chair of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Alberta. Burrell’s talk is titled “Nanomedicine: Advanced Nanostructured Materials.”
Date: November 4
Time: 1 – 2 p.m.
Place: Room 202, Chemical and Biological Engineering Building, 2360 East Mall
Info: Click here.
Find out how engineers help prevent disease, reduce poverty and create solutions to protect people and the planet at the UBC Engineering Open House. The event will feature demonstrations, lab tours and informative presentations.
Date: November 29
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Place: Fred Kaiser Building, 2332 Main Mall
Info: Click here.