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UBC Reports | February 27

UBC Reports | February 27

UBC’s Largest Yoga Class

UBC’s Largest Yoga Class Fri Feb 27 2015, 12 PM – 1 PM Student Recreation Centre Physical activity, including yoga, can be a great way to build positive mental health, […]

UBC’s Largest Yoga Class

Salish Sea seagull populations halved since 1980s

Salish Sea seagull populations halved since 1980s

The number of seagulls in the Strait of Georgia is down by 50 per cent from the 1980s and UBC researchers say the decline reflects changes in the availability of food.

Press Start Gaming Conference

Book launch: How Climate Change Comes to Matter by journalism professor

A panel event will be held to launch and discuss journalism professor Candis Callison’s book How Climate Change Comes to Matter: The Communal Life of Facts. Callison’s book explores the initiatives […]

Essences: a photography exhibition by UBC alumna

From March 2 to April 15, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre will host the first of two exhibitions by UBC alumna Evelyn Nodwell. Inspired by the traditional “high key” […]

Press Start: Gaming Conference

A two-day conference on Japanese videogames will bring together scholars, gamers, and industry representatives to talk about Japanese gaming culture and the role that games continue to play in economics, […]

2015 Basil Stuart-Stubbs Book Prize Finalists announced

UBC Library, in partnership with the Pacific Book World News Society, has shortlisted three titles for the 2015 Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Book on British Columbia. French Canadians, Furs, […]

Library Senate Report released

UBC Library has released its University Librarian’s Report to the Senate 2013/14. The annual report provides key highlights from the Library for the past fiscal year including new study and […]

Head Librarian wins 2015 Worldwide Books Award for Publications

Vanessa Kam, Head of Music, Art and Architecture Library, has received the Worldwide Books Award for Publications from the Art Libraries Society of North America. The award recognizes two of […]

Health benefits of transit investment

The community is invited to explore the critical link between transit and health at a free panel event on transit’s role in building a livable healthy region, increasing walking and […]

In memory of professor emeritus Tony Scott

The Vancouver School of Economics (VSE) community was deeply saddened by the passing of professor emeritus Tony Scott on February 17, 2015. Scott began teaching in the Department of Economics […]

UBC oceanographer named U.S. Sloan fellow

UBC oceanographer Stephanie Waterman has been selected as a 2015 Alfred Sloan Research Fellow and will receive $50,000 to further her research in physical oceanography. Recently, her research focus has […]

Dean appointed to the Faculty of Medicine

Dr. Dermot Kelleher will become UBC’s next dean of medicine beginning September 1, 2015. The Board of Governors approved the five-year appointment at its February 12 meeting. Currently vice-president of […]

UBC This Week – 26 Feb 2015

  Recent UBC Media Releases Feb 24   Annual breakfast raises over $11M for UBC Student-Athletes  Feb 20  UBC Engineering enrolls record number of women in 2014 Upcoming Event Highlights Feb […]

Ontario to fund $700,000-a-year drug for rare, life-threatening illness

Ontario will expand funding of the drug Soliris, a medication that can cost more than $700,000 per year for people with a rare kidney disorder. However, the country’s drug-price regulator argues the drug-maker […]

Steven Galloway with magician David Gifford

Land’s End: Capitalist Relations on an Indigenous Frontier