UBC This Week – 29 Jan 2015


Recent UBC Media Releases

Jan 29  UBC Library acquires 800-year-old medieval Papal document
Jan 29  $1 million in new scholarships for UBC athletes
Jan 28  UBC physician does an about-face, based on her own research
Jan 28  UBC Farm receives $1M grant from Real Estate Foundation of BC
Jan 27  Robot cars to sniff out ‘bombs’ in UBC engineering competition
Jan 26  Experts advisory: 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation
Jan 26  Mindfulness-based program in schools making a positive impact: UBC study

Upcoming Event Highlights

Jan 30  Kouhaku and Seollal Festival
Jan 30  Epic Employer Information Session
Jan 31  The Calendar | 90s Prom
Jan 31  Effective Communications
Feb 1  Piga Picha! 100 Years of Studio Photography in Nairobi
Feb 1   Tom Burrows exhibition
Feb 2  SMART Technologies Information Session
Feb 2  French Class: Beginners 101
Feb 3  International Development Week
Feb 3  FHIS Cineclub Film Screening
Feb 4  Population Growth, High Energy Prices, Climate Change and the Challenge of Feeding Nine Billion
Feb 4  Leveraging LinkedIn in Your Job Search
Feb 5  EUS Engineering Career Fair 2015
Feb 5  Was Einstein Right? A Centennial Assessment
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.


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UBC Library acquires 800-year-old medieval Papal document

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).

The bull is housed in the Rare Books and Special Collections at the UBC Library and has also been digitized. Click here for more information.

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Civil engineering students think outside the box with designs for Granville Island

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.

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Health professional student journal now available

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.

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Global Earthquake Model Seminar

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.

Date:    February 6
Time:    10:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Place:   Room 158, 2357 Main Mall (Macmillan Building)
Info:     Click here.

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SALA spring lecture series presents international award-winning landscape architect

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.

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