UBC This Week 8-Jan-2015


Recent UBC Media Releases

Jan 8 How our connected world can improve healthcare (and why privacy is a concern)
Jan 8 Astronomers use vanishing neutron star to measure space-time warp
Jan 8 UBC scientists help avert a nuclear medicine meltdown
Jan 7 Breathing in diesel exhaust leads to changes “deep under the hood”
Dec 23 Fueling up on flights
Dec 22 Heart problems triggered by climate change could devastate Chinook salmon stocks

Upcoming Event Highlights

Jan 8-9 UBC Writing Centre’s Annual Book Sale
Jan 9 Teaching and Learning for the Heart and Mind
Jan 10 UBC Thunderbirds Women’s Ice Hockey vs Regina Cougars
Jan 10 Night of the Piano Concerto
Jan 11 Tom Burrows exhibition
Jan 11 SLAIS Co-op Conference
Jan 12 UBC CPD Rural Rounds Videoconference Series 2013-14
Jan 13 Understanding the Evolution of E-Portfolio Practice: Where Do We Go from Here
Jan 13 Propaganda Performed: Kamishibai in Japan’s Fifteen Year War
Jan 14 Future Delta: Gaming Technology and Climate Change
Jan 14 Measuring the Impact of Environmental Contamination on Indigenous Peoples
Jan 15 Through The Kaleidoscope: Uchiyama Bookstore And Sino-Japanese Visionaries In War And Peace
Jan 15 Is the World Looking for US Global Leadership? A View from Washington
Jan 19 Nursing Rounds: Clinical Research in Cardiovascular Disease
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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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