Arvind Gupta, 13th president and vice-chancellor of the University of British Columbia.
UBC welcomes our 13th president and vice-chancellor
A renowned expert in research and innovation policy who has forged close collaborations between universities, civil society and business has been appointed the 13th president and vice-chancellor of the University of British Columbia.
Your chance to wish Professor Stephen Toope well as he concludes eight years of service to the university.
Date: Wednesday, March 26 Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Location: Richard S. Hallisey Atrium,
Engineering, Management and Education Building
Earth Hour challenge: one hour, no power
In support of Earth Hour 2014, the Okanagan Sustainability Office is hosting a One Hour, No Power challenge on March 27.
No signup or registration is required -- participation is as easy as turning off lights in unoccupied spaces. Turn off lights in all offices, classrooms, meeting rooms, washrooms and labs when they're not being used.
Facilities Management would like to introduce Robert Chartrand, the campus community's newest electrician.
Chartrand joins UBC from Edmonton, Alberta where he was an instructor for the electrical engineering technology and electrical apprenticeship programs at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology's School of Information Communication and Engineering Technologies.
New Creative and Critical Studies awards announced
As part of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies' (FCCS) ongoing efforts to recognize contributions and excellence in a variety of areas, the Faculty has established some new awards.
The Heater Swap-Out Program continues to help employees learn more about the difference between ceramic and radiant heaters, including a series of personal demonstrations at Ugly Sweater Day last month.
From left, Prof. Gord Binsted, acting vice principal, research; 3-Minute Thesis winner Jennifer Forsythe; Prof. Rehan Sadiq, Researcher of the Year; Megan Udala, Undergraduate Student Researcher of the Year; Matthew Lemay, Graduate Student Researcher of the Year; Prof. Cynthia Mathieson, provost; Prof. Thomas Heilke, Associate Dean, College of Graduate Studies.
Engineering professor Rehan Sadiq named Researcher of the Year
Students Matthew Lemay and Megan Udala also receive top research awards
Civil and environmental engineer Rehan Sadiq was named Researcher of the Year at UBC's Celebrate Research awards ceremony on March 7.
Sadiq's study is in the area of drinking water quality modelling, environmental risk assessment and decision-making, and asset management of civil infrastructure systems.
UBC supports World Water Day with community events
Keynote by Jeannette Armstrong, CRC in Okanagan Indigenous Philosophy
UBC's Okanagan campus has planned three days of events and activities in support of World Water Day on March 22.
World Water Day is a global event intended to raise awareness about a lack of clean drinking water around the world. It also highlights the misuses and importance of water, and serves as a reminder for people to take action.
Dr. John Falconer demonstrates the Littman electronic stethoscope to second-year medical students Kurt Hoskin and Matt Mittelstadt. Using Bluetooth technology, students can 'hear' the heartbeat of a patient in places like Trail.
e-Health research helps medical students become tech savvy
Technology aids Southern Medical Program students to learn and study
John Falconer still confesses a certain excitement when he holds a brand new, electronic tele-stethoscope in his hand.
Heat men's rugby team earns National University 7s Championship
UBC Okanagan Heat men's Rugby 7s team came home from the 2014 National University 7s Championship on March 8with the top spot.
The team swept both Mount Royal and Calgary in the Bowl finals to earn the award. The Bowl is the first for the Heat, having improved to a 4-2 record in the tournament from 1-5 in 2013 and 2-3 in 2012.
Chemistry Instructor Tamara Kunz. (photo by Elizabeth Varty)
Making chemistry a thrilling experience
Students might not expect to see their teacher dressed as a zombie cheerleader at the front of lecture hall, but it's just one of many methods chemistry instructor Tamara Kunz has used to keep her students engaged.
VOICE team financial coordinator Jackie Leung is helping students create an online used book exchange with Castanet. The VOICE team supports student and non-student projects that are relevant to the campus community through use of action research methods.
Partnership helps UBC students become textbook heroes
Exchange will lighten the financial load for undergrads
On every university campus, students commonly worry about finances.
Courtney Hayes and Farah Sarif, fourth-year nursing students, came up with a plan to alleviate some of that stress. They have created an alternative for buying and selling textbooks, an option that can save money and perhaps give students one less thing to worry about.
Similympics competitors Aliza Gemma and Nickki Hargreaves thumb wrestle as Hilary Howard and Mark Cianfagna cheer them on in the background.
Similympics brings out campus pride in Similkameen
Student-led initiative brings residents together for fun and glory
On March 1, about 50 residents from the Similkameen residence came together for the inaugural Similympics. Each of the six Similkameen communities put forward a team to compete against each other for the grand prize: bragging rights and the gold-looking trophy.
Next Distinguished Speaker Series event to feature renowned primatologist Biruté Galdikas
Presented by the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
Curious Orange? is a live presentation by primatologist, conservationist, and ethologist Biruté Galdikas on April 7.
In this talk Galdikas will transport you to the lush rainforests of Borneo to discover the endangered orangutans of Borneo. She'll share personal stories from her four decades in the jungle studying and working closely with the arboreal apes.
Researcher of the Year profile: Rehan Sadiq Rehan Sadiq's research is in the area of drinking water quality modelling, environmental risk assessment and decision-making, and asset management of civil infrastructure systems.