UBC This Week – 12-Mar-2015


Recent UBC Media Releases

Mar 10  UBC President Arvind Gupta to head delegation to China to strengthen research and educational ties
Mar 06  Chemists develop new way to make cost-effective material for electricity storage
Mar 06  Female corporate directors seek more advice than male peers

Upcoming Event Highlights

Mar 12  Women in Science and Engineering Night
Mar 12  Science Career Information Night
 Mar 13  A Tangle of Trouble: Boys, Men and Masculinities
 Mar 13  Public Lecture by Singaporean Sculptor Chong Fah Cheong
Mar 14  Values in Perspective Project
 Mar 14  Hanna Fettis, soprano – 4th Year Solo Recital
Mar 15  Kappa Alpha Theta Presents: Trivia Night in support of CASA
Mar 16  Correlation Mining for Imaging and Multidimensional Signal Processing
Mar 16  Eating Sustainably
 Mar 17  Building Happier Lives – John Helliwell In Conversation
Mar 17  Brain Awareness Week: Distinguished Neuroethics Lecture
 Mar 18  Wall Wednesdays: How Will Animals Respond to Climate Change?
Mar 19 Woodward Lecture: Inequality in Health at Birth: Why is it Falling in the U.S.?
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

Engineering professor and Telus CTO receive international conference leadership award

Electrical and computer engineering professor David Michelson and Telus chief technology officer Ibrahim Gedeon received the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference Leadership Award for their efforts in co-chairing IEEE’s 2014 Vehicular Technology Conference in Vancouver. The event brought together over one hundred engineers and managers from Metro Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest to discuss and exchange ideas in the fields of wireless, mobile, and vehicular technology. Click here for more information.

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PhD student receives International Society of Antiviral Research award

PhD student Anastasia Hyrina has been awarded the 2015 International Society of Antiviral Research (ISAR) – Women in Science Career Development Award. Hyrina is invited to present at the 28th International Conference on Antiviral Research in Italy in May where she will receive the ISAR award which involves a $1,500 stipend, a two-year ISAR membership and a commemorative certificate. The award supports the professional development of women with potential for significant contribution in the field of antiviral research.

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3MT competition – final round

During UBC’s fifth annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition, graduate students have given more than 100 outstanding presentations, informing an audience about their graduate research in just three minutes.  After more than six weeks of competition, the top eight finalists will advance to the final round. The first place winner will go to the regionals to contend for national honours in a virtual competition.

Date:    March 12
Time:    4:30 – 6 p.m.
Place:   Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road

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World Food Programme photo exhibition: The Importance of Nutrition

A photo exhibition of the World Food Programme (WFP) titled “The Importance of Nutrition” shows how increasing access to healthy and nutritious food saves lives.

This exhibition is part of the UBC Future of Food Global Dialogue Series, which brings together food security and sustainability experts from across North America to engage the UBC community and the public around global food security issues.

Date:    Opening reception March 18. Exhibition runs March 18-31.
Time:    5 p.m.
Place:   Food, Nutrition and Health Building’s Atrium, 2205 East Mall
Info:     Visit the Liu Institute website

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