A Papal document that’s nearly 800 years old has become a valuable teaching and research tool at UBC, thanks to a history instructor’s passion and the university library’s restoration efforts.
The medieval document called a Papal bull, was written in 1245. A legal decree issued in Latin by Pope Innocent IV to the Italian convent of San Michele in Trento, it features the signatures of the Pope and 13 cardinals (including future pope Nicholas III).
Twenty-two teams of fourth-year civil engineering students competed in an annual end-of-term design competition for Granville Island. Students presented their design solutions to members of the industrial community and faculty representatives. This year’s term project focused on the retrofitting and re-purposing of the Granville Island campus of the Emily Carr University of Art + Design. The design ideas ranged from constructing pedestrian bridges to improve connectivity between Granville Island and the sea wall to re-purposing the two main buildings for multi-university collaboration for teaching and promoting the arts. Click here for more information.
A new, interdisciplinary health student journal The Health Student Professional Journal is a collaboration spearheaded by students in various UBC health disciplines with support from the UBC College of Health Disciplines. Authors in this inaugural issue are from nursing, occupational therapy, counselling psychology, population and public health, engineering and medicine. Click here for more information.
The Department of Civil Engineering will be giving a seminar on the Global Earthquake Model, a new approach to calculate, manage, understand and reduce seismic risk worldwide, with guest speaker Ross Stein. Faculty, students, staff and Earthquake Engineering Research Institute members are invited to attend – RSVP’s not required.
The School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) welcomes Mikyoung Kim, an international award-winning landscape architect, as the second speaker in their Spring 2015 Lecture Series. For the last 20 years Kim has crafted a body of work spanning a wide range of landscape typologies in the United States, East Asia and the Middle East. Her firm has developed a reputation for cultural design work that serves to heal and enliven.
Date: February 2
Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Place: UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street
Info: Free and open to the public. Click here.