UBC This Week 19-Dec-2014


Recent UBC Media Releases

Dec 18 UBC astronomer confirms a new “Super-Earth” planet
Dec 17 UBC releases its 2013 animal research statistics
Dec 16 Toys for girls and boys? Not so fast
Dec 16 UBC scientist finds genetic wrinkle to block sun-induced skin aging
Dec 15 Not all Christmas trees are created equal
Dec 15 D’oh! The Simpsons turns 25
Dec 12 Student murders in Mexico
Dec 11 From Middle Earth to worldwide phenom
Dec 11 Cracking the gender imbalance code
Dec 11 Stronger tools needed to fix affordable housing ‘crisis’ say UBC researchers
Dec 10 UBC experts offer advice for the holidays
Dec 10 Guilt-free holiday eating
Dec 9 Grading report cards
Dec 4 New plaque at UBC commemorates École Polytechnique tragedy
Dec 3 Legends of tennis Sampras and McEnroe to battle at UBC
Dec 2 Logging onto the Internet of Things

Upcoming Event Highlights

Dec 19 Piga Picha! 100 Years of Studio Photography in Nairobi
Dec 23 Connect Drop-in Clinic
Dec 24-27 Rockies Ultimate Tour
Dec 24 Connect, Camtasia, Copyrights and Course Reserves Drop-In
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

Engineering professor receives Canadian rheology award

Chemical and Biological Engineering professor Savvas Hatzikiriakos has won the 2014 Canadian Society of Rheology Stanley G. Mason Award. The triennial award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of rheology – the study of the flow and deformation of matter under applied force.

Hatzikiriakos is a distinguished rheologist who has lent his innovative expertise to companies such as DuPont, ExxonMobil and Chevron. He has published over 200 technical papers – three of which have won best paper awards – and with his students, published over 160 papers in journals and conference proceedings. Click here for more information.

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Nursing student wins interprofessional scholarship

Nursing student Katie Chapman is the recipient of the 2014 John H.V. Gilbert Interprofessional Scholarship for her participation and leadership in the Health Mentors Program. The scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student in the final year of any health or human services degree program who best combines academic excellence and demonstrated student leadership in interprofessional education for collaborative patient-centered practice. Click here for more information.

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