From left: Lisa Castle, vice president of human resources, Pauline Brandes, director of human resources, the winners of the Staff Award of Excellence and Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard.
UBC honours its own with staff achievement awards
Tracey Hawthorn, Robin Whittall, Malcolm Petch and Sandra Mecklenburg were recently recognized for contributions that enrich the UBC experience for students, faculty and their co-workers.
Professor Arvind Gupta, 13th President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of British Columbia.
Meet UBC's President on Sept. 24
You are cordially invited to meet and greet Prof. Arvind Gupta next Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Engineering, Education and Management Building's Richard S. Hallisey Atrium. Refreshments will be served, and there will be a brief speaking program at 12 noon.
Back row from left: Bowen Hui and Alexandra Gretchko (nominator); Christopher Bitcon (nominator) and Scott Reid; Katie Poole (nominator) and Carlo Rasi. Front row from left: Ruthann Lee; Ember (assistance dog), Clayton March (nominator) and Trudy Kavanagh; Fern Helfand.
Disability Resource Centre recognizes record number of professors
On September 3, the Disability Resource Centre (DRC) presented its annual I Am Accessible award to a number of deserving faculty members.
Using an aerial map of the Hulcar Valley north of Armstrong, BC, Steele Springs Water District chairman Brian Upper, centre, explains to UBC researchers Ted Wannop, John Janmaat, Quinn Rochon and Maryssa Soroke where the springs are located.
UBC students explore small water system issues in rural BC
Research helps identify opportunities and challenges to watershed management
Three undergraduate students have been visiting small West Kootenay communities, interviewing residents to better understand the challenges and issues of watershed management.
Connected by Commitment: Intercultural understanding
Ask Christine Schreyer about 'language preservation' and expect a friendly correction: “If we just say 'preserve' it's the idea of something that's stuck in the past, or stuck in a jar, preserving jam.”
Ashley Little has been short-listed for the City of Vancouver Book Award 2014. Little, a double winner at the BC Book Prizes, is working on projects ranging from movie scripts to stage plays, a short story, and a fourth novel.
Author Ashley Little short-listed for Vancouver Book Award
Another honour for UBC graduate student, dual winner in BC Book Prizes
Creative writing graduate student Ashley Little has been short-listed for the City of Vancouver Book Award 2014 for her stark novel, Anatomy of a Girl Gang.
School of Nursing graduate Christine Gregory and Southern Medical Program students Alison Leighton and Robyn Buna work to solve a patient emergency in the Pritchard Simulation Centre at Kelowna General Hospital, part of the clinical studies program for nursing and medical students.
Nursing regulator approves collaborative UBC – Okanagan College program
Common curriculum example of institutional cooperation
The School of Nursing's collaborative bachelor of science in nursing program with Okanagan College has received the longest possible length of approval without terms or conditions from the profession's regulatory body, the College of Registered Nurses of BC.
Margo Tamez, right, sits with Chief Caleen Sisk (Winnemum Wintu Tribe) in the Palais des Nations, during the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 85th Session, Review of the United States.
UBC professor presents discrimination research at UN committee
Texas-Mexico border wall has negative effects on the rights of Indigenous peoples
A UBC researcher's presentation to a United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has made positive inroads.
Elder Jessie Nyberg, Stswémc/Xgat'tem Nation. Photo credit: Eric Mitchell
Old ways, new wisdom
Connected by Commitment: Aboriginal engagement
Aboriginal Peoples (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) are the fastest growing populations in Canada. However, they continue to experience major disparities in health, education and socioeconomic conditions.
In order to reduce these disparities, it is crucial for healthcare professionals to become aware of the history and the realities of these issues by providing culturally appropriate and safe health care.
Enzo Paal selected Canada West 2nd Star of the Week
Hosting their first weekend of Canada West soccer games, the Heat swept both Fraser Valley and Trinity Western for a surprising two wins and a 3-1 start to their season. This weekend's sweep was guided by the right foot of second-year forward Enzo Paal.
Hussein Keshani's research aims to reimagine the nature of the botanical garden.
UBC scholar receives $198,259 grant for cultural study
Research partnership focuses on U of A's Devonian Botanic Garden
Hussein Keshani, associate professor in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, has received a $198,259 grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council that will be used to examine the use of mobile technologies for botanical and cultural interpretation at the University of Alberta's Devonian Botanic Garden near Edmonton.
Fourth-year forward Kirsten Dodds nets Player of the Game honours in team's first Canada West game. (Photo by Alex Hill)
Canada West debut leaves Heat unscathed
Debuting in their first ever Canada West match, the Heat women's soccer team sparred with the University of Northern British Colummbia for 90 minutes towards an eventual 0-0 draw to open their respective seasons Saturday afternoon.
UBC video producer to represent Canada at 2015 Summer Universiade
Sam Charles, senior media production specialist with the Media Centre Studio, has been chosen as a videographer for Team Canada at the 2015 Summer Universiade games in Gwangju, Korea.
Staged every two years in a different world-class city, the Universiade is an international multi-sport event organized for university athletes organized by the International University Sports Federation.
UBC researchers win health research funding award to support obesity and diabetes research
Two UBC Okanagan researchers -- Sanjoy Ghosh and Mary Jung -- have received research awards from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research that will help them address two interconnected and high-profile public health issues.
The concept of a collegium is not new. In Roman times collegia were a way for various guilds to gather together to informally exchange ideas on trade, politics and life in Rome. Most importantly, a collegium offered its guild members a home away from home.
In the post-secondary education landscape collegia serve a purpose similar to the role they played during Roman times.