Issue 15 Spring 2011

Genomics on the Hill

Genome Canada showcased some of its key research projects and proposed initiatives at Genomics on the Hill on November 22, 2010 in Ottawa. This unique event of Canadian excellence in genomics and proteomics research was an opportunity for Genome Canada funded researchers, such as our own Dr. Hennie van Vuuren and Dr. Steven Lund, to […]

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Down to Earth

“I look at soil and water and how it affects – and how it’s affected by – the way we use and manage land,” said Brown, sessional lecturer and research associate in our Soil Sciences program. Brown works in land and water resource management in mountain regions within Canada and internationally. From 2002 to 2008, […]

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UBC’s Soil Monolith Collection Goes Virtual

When land is changed by humans or nature, the undisturbed soil profile of that ecosystem is lost. But thanks to a web-based, interactive teaching tool created by UBC students and researchers, soil monoliths collected from BC, Alberta and the Yukon can now be viewed on the web. A soil monolith is a display model that […]

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The Canadian Dairy Commission Renews Funding for its Scholarship Program

The Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) recently announced it will continue to fund its successful Graduate Scholarship Program. Since the Program was launched in June 2006, more than 40 scholarships have been awarded to masters’ students and over 20 scholarships to Ph.D. students across the country. The CDC has generously given $200,000 to our Faculty in […]

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Appointments

Gwen Chapman Appointed Full Professor Gwen Chapman was recently appointed Professor, Nutritional Sciences. Chapman joined UBC in 1991 after completing her MSc  and PhD in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on the multiple factors that shape an individual’s everyday eating habits and why we make the decisions we do around […]

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In Memoriam

David Lam Canada’s first Asian-Canadian Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable David Lam, passed away on November 22, 2010 at the age of 87. Born in Hong Kong, Dr. Lam immigrated to Vancouver with his family in the late sixties. He served as Lieutenant Governor from 1988-1995 and received both the Order of Canada and the Order […]

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