The SOILx project, From the Earth to the Cloud, led by Associate Professor Maja Krzic received the Platinum MARCOM Award (mobile/web-based technology category) from the International Festival of the Marketing & Communication Industry (MARCOM).
Professor David Fraser was one of two recipients of the Bärle Award from the Center for Zoo Animal Welfare (CZAW) at the Detroit Zoo, recognizing outstanding contributions to the field of animal welfare through leadership, service, education, research or advocacy.
UBC’s Animal Welfare Judging Team (Tanjot Gill, Eugenia Kwok, Katie Mills, Elena Pakalnis and Laura Rounding) finished fourth at the 14th Intercollegiate Animal Welfare Judging Competition on November 22 at Michigan State.
Zaira Petruf, Research Communications Coordinator, Wine Research Centre
Zaira Petruf joined the Wine Research Centre in February 2015, taking over the role of Research Communications Coordinator from Samantha Turner, who has moved on to a position at Harvard Medical School.
Petruf brings many years of experience in administration, project and events management, and communication outreach from positions at UILO’s Genomics Research Entrepreneurship to Accelerate Translation (GREAT) Program, Culturally Relevant Urban Wellness Program at Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society, the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Vogue Theatre and Bard on the Beach Theatre Festival.
Petruf holds a B.A. in Anthropology (UBC) and an M.A. International Studies, Complex Emergencies (SFU) with a focus on Transitional Justice processes in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Professor Dan Weary Awarded UBC Killam Research Prize
Professor Dan Weary, UBC Animal Welfare program, received a 2014 UBC Killam Research Prize in recognition of his outstanding research and scholarly contributions.
Each spring, the Office of the Vice President Research & International hosts an awards reception to recognize outstanding UBC researchers. Faculty researchers are nominated by their peers. Winners are selected by UBC’s Faculty Research Award Committee, which spans arts and humanities, business, education, applied science, science, and medicine.
Weary, who also received the Killam Teaching Prize in 2013/14, works with students and colleagues in the Animal Welfare Program using behavioural and other non-invasive measures to objectively assess various aspects of animal well-being. One focus of recent work is the dairy cow, and welfare issues important in this species.