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November 27, 2007
The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada has awarded the Henry Marshall Tory Medal to George Sawatzky, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Physics and Chemistry of Nanostructured Materials at UBC. From RSC’s laudation: "George Sawatzky is a world-leading expert on the electronic...
November 15, 2007
UBC student teams finished first, second and tenth in the Pacific Northwest regional competition of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest on November 13. Challenged with eleven real-world computer programming problems, students Anton Likhtarov (...
November 6, 2007
Le Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) has awarded the 2008 Andre-Aisenstadt Prize to mathematician Jozsef Solymosi. The Prize recognizes outstanding research achievements by a young Canadian mathematician in pure or applied mathematics. According to CRM’s announcement, each member of the...
November 5, 2007
UBC President Stephen J. Toope officially opened the Abdul Ladha Science Student Centre on October 4th, 2007. Funded through a generous donation from Abdul and Hanifa Ladha and by contributions from all Science undergraduate students and the university, the centre provides a welcoming space for our...
October 28, 2007
When Prof. Roland Stull designed his first-year course in Earth and Ocean Sciences, The Catastrophic Earth: Natural Disasters, he assembled a team of experts so that students could learn the science behind storms, volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunami and landslides -- and their social ramifications --...
October 22, 2007
The Mineral Deposit Research Unit (MDRU) has won the Leo Derikx Synergy Award for Innovation. Presented by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council. The award honours the most outstanding achievements of industry–university collaborations across Canada. On October 29th, Director Richard...
September 22, 2007
Research by Mark Jellinek, Dept. of Earth and Ocean Sciences, and collaborators at Rice University suggests that the presence of liquid water on the surfaces of Mars and Venus could be a key factor to determine if plate tectonics occurred on these planets in the geologic past – similar to plate...
September 15, 2007
UBC Science builds on and expands its research excellence with the appointment of two new Canada Research Chairs and the renewal of six previously appointed Chairs. Ken Harder, CRC in Host-Pathogen Immunogenetics, and Assist. Prof. in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, explores how...
September 11, 2007
Anne Condon was appointed Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs and Strategic Initiatives. She is professor in Computer Science and her research focuses on computational complexity theory and biomolecular computation. Prof. Condon holds the NSERC/General Motors Chair for Women in Science and Engineering...
September 5, 2007
UBC Science has completed a two-year review of the working climate with respect to gender equity and overall recruitment and retention for Science faculty. "The results show a gap between what we value and what we do," says UBC President Stephen J. Toope. "I commend the advisory committee, Dean...

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