Archive for April, 2011

UBC honours outstanding teachers in biology, engineering and sociology

April 29, 2011 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: , ,

From left, Doug Owram, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Principal, Senior Faculty Award recipients Carolyn Labun and Joyce Boon, and Alaa Abd-El-Aziz, Provost and Vice Principal at UBC's Okanagan campus.

A trio of outstanding teachers from the fields of biology, engineering and sociology were honoured...

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UBC researchers aim to improve heart health for breast cancer survivors

April 27, 2011 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: , , ,

Master of Science student Graeme Koelwyn

UBC Human Kinetics Assistant Professor Neil Eves and Master of Science student Graeme Koelwyn are conducting research that examines...

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UBC students' Japan relief fundraiser tops $7,100

April 26, 2011 | Filed under: Media Advisory | Tags:

UBC students raising money for Japan include (front row, from left) Yuki Kamitano and Lee-Ann Wu; (middle row) Morio Fukunaga, Ash Ng, Shanks Fu, Milary Yue, Natalie Cheng; (back row) Romeo Wu, Eugene Mak.

Students at UBC's Okanagan campus joined with faculty, staff, UBC Students' Union Okanagan and the wider community over the past several weeks to raise funds to assist the Japan earthquake relief effort. Through bake sales, a Festival of a Thousand Cranes, and other events on campus and in the community, the students have raised $7,160. [...]

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Would you exercise more if it took less time and was more fun?

April 21, 2011 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: , , ,

Demian Carson

According to the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines, to achieve health benefits, adults aged 18 to 64 should accumulate at least 150 minutes of aerobic physical activity per week. But is there a way for the average adult to achieve the same health benefits in less time while increasing their enjoyment of exercise? This is the [...]

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UBC student recognized as exceptional woman in engineering

April 15, 2011 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags:

Engineering student Audrey Siebert-Timmer.

Third-year engineering student Audrey Siebert-Timmer is one of five women across Canada who will receive a $5,000 scholarship from the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF). Siebert-Timmer will travel to Halifax in May to receive her award. She will also serve as an ambassador of CEMF and present to youth at Okanagan high schools with the [...]

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Gr. 11 and 12 students join conversation about Holocaust and genocide at UBC

April 13, 2011 | Filed under: Media Releases

Public invited to UBC education forum on genocide and the Holocaust

On April 28, UBC's Okanagan campus will host the third annual Holocaust and Genocide Education Forum, bringing together community members, UBC scholars, students from Grades 11 and 12, and victims of genocide or the Holocaust in a discussion of the causes and consequences of genocide. The forum aims to use education and self-awareness to prevent [...]

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Agrifood and climate change study looks at Fraser Valley and Okanagan

April 12, 2011 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags:

Sociology professor Luis L. M. Aguiar is studying how climate change is impacting labour processes in the corporate agricultural food industry.

Sociology professor Luis L. M. Aguiar is studying how climate change is impacting labour processes in the corporate agricultural food industry.

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Strong growth in applications for UBC's Okanagan campus

April 8, 2011 | Filed under: Media Releases

Applications expected to top 5,000. Interest from Lower Mainland up 45 per cent Applications for admission to undergraduate programs at UBC’s Okanagan campus are expected to top 5,000 this spring, roughly 2.5 times the volume the university saw in 2005, the first year of operation for the Okanagan campus. “Demand is particularly strong for Nursing, [...]

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UBC students revamp websites of seven non-profit organizations

April 7, 2011 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: ,

From left, students Drew Ingram, Bryan Lennox and Ryan Trenholm worked with the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society on a website analysis and redesign as part of the Learning Exchange at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

UBC students taking a third-year Human Computer Interaction course have been working with seven non-profit organizations to...

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Investigating violence against Aboriginal women

April 6, 2011 | Filed under: News Features | Tags:

Robyn Bourgeois teaches a course on Women and Popular Culture at UBC’s Okanagan campus and is researching violence against Aboriginal women in Canada.

In quiet moments, PhD student Robyn Bourgeois sometimes finds herself wondering what might have become of serial killer Robert Pickton’s victims...

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