UBC This Week 13-Nov-2014


Recent UBC Media Releases

Nov 13 Student invents technology for tissue engineering
Nov 13 Out of the woods and into the bioeconomy
Nov 12 New centre to analyze problem gambling
Nov 10 Exam déjà vu at UBC
Nov 10 Opening of the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC
Nov 7 How war shaped Canadian culture
Nov 6 New grant to fuel social innovation at UBC

Upcoming Event Highlights

Nov 14-15 The First Annual Vancouver Diabetes Research Day
Nov 14 Cross-Professional Collaborations in Health Education Scholarship (CPCHES) Launching Event
Nov 14 UBC Thunderbirds Women’s Volleyball vs. Alberta Dinos
Nov 15 The Gloaming
Nov 15 UBC Arboretum Walk
Nov 16 Smetana: The Bartered Bride
Nov 16 Ai Weiwei: New York Photographs 1983-1993 exhibition
Nov 17 UBC Composers’ Concerts
Nov 17 Trust is an Illusion: Hardware and Software Backdoors in Computer Science
Nov 18 14 Not Forgotten Memorial Service
Nov 18 Tshilqot’in Panel Discussion and Aboriginal FP Business Leadership Award
Nov 19 Uncovering Indigenous Stories at this “Place of Mind”
Nov 19 Lieder She Wrote: Lambroula Pappas, soprano and David Bergeron, piano
Nov 20 Tuum Est: Leading Edge Medicine
Nov 20 UBC Breastfeeding Café
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

Pharm Sci co-develops pharmacist module for medical record system

UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University have partnered to create a pharmacist module within OSCAR, the open-source electronic medical record (EMR) system.

The new module will support pharmacists working in care teams and is the first time that a made-in-Canada EMR contains both pharmacist and physician functionality. Many current EMR systems meet the specific needs of family physicians only. To learn more click here.

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Recognition for honorary civil engineering professor

Honorary civil engineering professor Koji Sakai received the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Sustainability Award at its fall 2014 convention in Washington, DC on October 26. The award recognizes individuals who have “actively highlighted concrete’s role in sustainable construction.” Click here for more.

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SALA student wins Philip Tattersfield scholarship

Anezka Gocova, a student in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture’s Master of Landscape Architecture program, has received the Philip Tattersfield Scholarship for her essay “Seeing Potential: A Case for Edible Trees in Cities.” The B.C. Society of Landscape Architects (BCSLA) is awarding Gocova a $1,000 cash prize, and her essay will be featured in the December issue of BCSLA’s Sitelines magazine. Click here for more.

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Engineers to host 14 Not Forgotten

In remembrance of the 14 women killed on December 6, 1989 at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, the UBC Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS) will host 14 Not Forgotten, a memorial ceremony in their honour. Click here for more info.

Date: November 18
Time: 12:30 – 1 p.m.
Place: EDC Courtyard, 2345 East Mall

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Woodward Library celebrates 50 years

UBC Library invites faculty, staff, current and former students, alumni and community members to a series of events celebrating Woodward Library’s 50th anniversary from November 17 – 21. The celebrations include an interactive timeline of Woodward’s history, open houses, games and a reception. Learn more about the celebrations online.

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School of Nursing hosts nursing history symposium

The School of Nursing is hosting its annual Nursing History Symposium featuring guest speakers Linda Quiney and Mona Gleason.

The symposium is part of the school’s Consortium for Nursing History Inquiry led by nursing professor Geertje Boschma with the patronage of Helen Shore (BSN ’61, MA’ 71).

Quiney’s research looks at the role of military nurses during and after the first World War. Gleason specializes in the history of children and youth and the history of education. Read more about Quiney and Gleason’s research here.

Date: November 20
Time: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Place: Room T182, UBC Hospital, 2211 Wesbrook Mall

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Bid for men’s health at Movember auction

The Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS) is hosting a Movember Auction to support prostate cancer research and to raise awareness of men’s health issues, particularly mental health.

Date: November 20
Time: 5 – 9 p.m.
Place: TBA
Info: Click here.

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Environmental Design open house

The School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture will host a Bachelor of Environmental Design Open House. Learn more about the program through presentations and talking to current students.

Date: November 18
Time: 6 – 9 p.m.
Place: Macmillan 166, 2357 Main Mall
Info: Click here.

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Industry veteran dishes on Vancouver food history

Explore the history of local Vancouver food and take part in a culinary exchange with Robert Sung, a culinary educator and veteran of the food industry.

Date: November 19
Time: 12 p.m.
Place: Dodson Room, Level 3, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
Info: Click here.

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Food for Fines nets $4,304

This year’s UBC Library and Alma Mater Student Society Food for Fines Campaign raised a total of $4,304.00, a more than 40 per cent increase from last year. Non-perishable food items were collected at circulation desks and distributed to the AMS Food Bank. More than 2,100 items were donated this year.

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