Chemistry prof wins Steacie Prize
UBC chemistry professor Mark MacLachlan has been awarded the 2014 Steacie Prize in the natural sciences, Canada’s top award for young scientists and engineers. The award recognizes MacLachlan’s outstanding research and scholarly contributions to the field of supramolecular inorganic chemistry. For more information, click here.
Margolese lecture on Jan. 19
The School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) presents the 2014 SALA Margolese Design for Living Prize Lecture on Jan. 19 at UBC Robson Square.
The award, valued at $50,000, recognizes a Canadian who has made outstanding contributions to the development or improvement of living environments for Canadians of all economic classes. This year’s winner, McGill architecture professor Vikram Bhatt, is recognized for his decades-long work on minimum cost housing and more recently his work on urban agriculture.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
Paper origami talk now online
A TEDx talk by Ata Sina, UBC’s “origami engineer,” was featured on TEDx Innovations, a blog that selects “the best of the best worldwide.”
The talk is now available online at http://youtu.be/CjlGZOIBQ1c.
First SALA lecture presents Amale Andraos
Amale Andraos, dean of Columbia University’s graduate school of architecture, is the speaker in the first of this year’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) Lecture Series.
The event is on Jan. 12 at Robson Square and is free and open to the public.