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UBC Reports | November 6

UBC Reports | November 6

Money Logging book launch

Historian and campaigner Lukas Straumann will launch his new book, Money Logging, on November 13 at UBC’s School of Journalism. The book exposes the destruction of the Borneo rainforest by […]

“Failed intellectual” arrives at UBC

Eric Jarosinski, the brains behind the popular Twitter feed @NeinQuarterly and a self-identified “failed intellectual,” is hosting a presentation and discussion at St. John’s College on November 20. Jarosinski is […]

Experts talk about science, art and beauty

Can art help the public to better understand science? How can scientists nurture their inner artist? These and other questions will be the subject of “Pure Beauty: Science and Your […]

Transit and other issues at SCARP dialogues

The School of Community and Regional Planning is presenting two SCARP Lunchtime Dialogues: • November 10 – User-Centred Transportation: A Cross-Discipline Dialogue, with Larry Frank (SCARP), Kay Teschke (Public Health) […]

SALA alum present proposals to combat rising sea levels

School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture graduates Arthur Leung and Matthew Beall took first and second prizes in Simon Fraser University’s RISE competition, which seeks out ideas for responding to […]

Okanagan students say yes to enhanced library

The UBC Students’ Union Okanagan (UBCSUO) referendum in mid-October asking students to financially support a library/learning centre expansion has passed with an 85 per cent yes vote. The project will […]

Hands-on learning for first-year engineering students

A new learning approach was introduced at APSC 150 (Engineering Case Studies) this year. Students under Case I instructor Dr. Nobo Yonemitsu participated in hands-on design and real performance testing […]

Nursing, pharmacy, medicine students to provide flu shots

Each year, 3,500 Canadians die from influenza and 12,000 are hospitalized, but this month UBC Medicine, Nursing and Pharmaceutical students will help the campus community avoid the bug. From November […]

Mental health project receives Movember funding

The Movember Foundation has awarded $150,000 to the Man/Art/Action project co-led by Tim Laidler, director of the Veterans Transition Network, and education professor Dr. Marvin Westwood with co-researcher Dr. George […]

Ken Babstock winner of Latner Writers’ Trust Poetry Prize

Acclaimed poet and UBC creative writing instructor Ken Babstock received the inaugural Latner Writers’ Trust Poetry Prize, which awards $25,000 to a writer with an exceptional body of work. Babstock […]

Economics prof wins SSHRC Insight Award

Economics professor Thomas Lemieux has received the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Insight Award plus $50,000 in research money. The award recognized his research on the causes […]

UBC 19th best global university for computer science

US News & World Report, a leader in college and grad school rankings, has released its list of the world’s top universities for computer science based on reputation and research. […]

UBC This Week 6-Nov-2014

  Recent UBC Media Releases Nov 6 New grant to fuel social innovation at UBC Nov 6 Casting a long shadow Nov 4 Bringing justice to housing costs Nov 3 […]

What drives us to drink?

What drives us to drink? Thu Nov 6 2014, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Leonard S. Klinck Building, 464-6356 Agricultural Road An investigation using electrochemistry to explore the neural mechanisms […]

What drives us to drink?