UBC This Week 11-Dec-2014

Recent UBC Media Releases

Dec 11 Happy-go-lucky CEOs score better returns
Dec 9 UBC team finds a glitch in hummingbird hovering

Upcoming Event Highlights

Dec 11 Sell your books for cash at UBC Bookstore!
Dec 11 Can We Eat Fish In The Future? Different Tales From The World’s Oceans
Dec 12 Thesis Defence Announcement – Timothy Abbott
Dec 12 Connect Level 2
Dec 13 Piga Picha! 100 Years of Studio Photography in Nairobi
Dec 14 Bon Voyage / Bon Appétit exhibition
Dec 15 Get a Head Start: Writing Over the Break
Dec 15 Nurse Assessment of Neuropathic Pain in Acute Pain
Dec 16 Tuesday Morning Mindfulness for Staff and Faculty
Dec 16 Seminar with Dr. Esther Sui Chu Ho
Dec 17 Community Feast Bowl Lunch
Dec 17 Connect, Camtasia, Copyrights and Course Reserves Drop-In
Dec 18 Managing @ UBC Community of Practice
Dec 18 IPS Winter Programming Meet and Greet
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

UBC members among Canada’s 100 most powerful women

The Women’s Executive Network has named Applied Science Associate Dean Elizabeth Croft and Radiology Professor Paula Gordon among Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women.

Gordon heads the Sadie Diamond breast program at BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre. She pioneered the use of ultrasound-guided needle biopsy of breast lumps, now the standard of care.

Croft (BASc ‘88) is a leading advocate of women in science, engineering and technology disciplines on Canada’s west coast. She founded Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science, & Technology (WWEST) to attract women into engineering and science careers.

Six UBC alumni were also named to the list: Amiee Y. Chan (BASc ’92, PhD ’00), Tracey L. McVicar (BCom ‘90), Anne E. Giardini (LLB ’84), Allison G. Grafton (BA ’91), Wendy P. Lisogar-Cocchia (BA ’86) and Cybele A. Negris, (BA ’91). For more information, click here.

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Applied Science graduate students named 2014 Vanier Scholars

Applied Science students Jeremy Stone and Sahan Ranamukhaarachchi have won 2014 Vanier Scholarships for their innovative research ideas and leadership skills. They will receive $50,000 each annually for three years to support their post-doctoral work.

A PhD student in the School of Community and Regional Planning, Stone is concerned with how the discourse and ontology of “claiming” is intertwined with the process of gentrification.

Ranamukhaarachchi, an electrical and computer engineering PhD student, is investigating developing a pain-free, potentially self-administratED microneedle that can offer the same level of vaccination protection as a conventional syringe for significantly lower vaccine doses. Click here for more info.

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Nursing students help in UBC’s annual influenza immunization campaign

In November, over 4,500 students, faculty, and staff received free vaccines in the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. UBC’s Risk Management department coordinated the campaign, which was supported by over 116 medicine, nursing, and pharmacy students who provided the flu shots supervised by registered nurses and pharmacists. Thirty-five nursing students and several nursing faculty members participated in the UBC immunization campaign. Click here for more information.

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