UBC has launched a new Research + International website. The site shines a spotlight on UBC’s accomplishments as a global research player, and focuses strongly on research excellence, innovation and impact, and international engagement. Highlights include:
Visit the site at research.ubc.ca
Researchers from UBC’s Electrical and Computer Engineering in Medicine Lab have developed a mobile application that can help front-line healthcare workers measure respiration rate more quickly. The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association has selected the app as a recipient of a 2015 Connected to the Community Award. More information here.
The UBC Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) seismic design team returned from the 2015 Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition in Boston with several awards: second place in poster presentation, third place in architecture, fifth place in oral presentation and seventh place in design proposal. The team of 30 students worked 750 hours to design and construct a 1/78th scale model of a 30 storey high-rise building from balsa wood.
Team Undine Energy Solutions, composed of undergraduate students from the joint UBC-UNBC Environmental Engineering program, finished first in the B.C. Water and Waste Association 2015 Student Design Competition. Teams were challenged to sketch out an anaerobic digestion system plan to digest sludge to produce biogas at the City of Kelowna’s wastewater treatment plant. The team of UBC/UNBC students included Stephanie Doherty, Maureen Long, Allison Matfin, Clayton McBride and Brenden Vissers. More information here.
The Cancer Prevention Centre will now be known as the Centre of Excellence in Cancer Prevention. Led by School of Population and Public Health professor Carolyn Gotay, the Centre is a novel partnership between the Canadian Cancer Society and UBC. The “Centre of Excellence” designation reflects the quality of research undertaken at the centre and its continued commitment to generating evidence-based knowledge.
A tea will be held to celebrate the name change.
Date: May 6
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: School of Population and Public Health, 2206 East Mall
Info: Click here.
The UBC Opera Ensemble will be joined by Jonathan Girard, director of the UBC Symphony Orchestra, along with members of the UBC Symphony Orchestra, for the world premiere of Stephen Chatman’s one‑act opera Choir Practice.
Date: May 8-9
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Old Auditorium, 6344 Memorial Road, UBC | May 8, 9 at 7:30 pm
Info: Buy tickets at here, 604.822.6725 or at the Old Auditorium Box Office
The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC is presenting part of the largest collection of Portuguese folk art in North America in a new exhibition. Heaven, Hell & Somewhere In Between: Portuguese Popular Art runs May 12 – October 12. The North American premiere of this exhibition will include 300 Portuguese folk artworks – a mix of urban graffiti and mural paintings combined with popular rural puppets, figurines, carnival masks, ceramics, and more. More information at http://moa.ubc.ca/.