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May 9, 2014

Shape-shifting paper

Originally posted on UBC News May 8, 2014 UBC student creates self-folding paper that takes on creative shapes before your eyes, and may completely change the packaging industry Mechanical engineering master’s student Ata Sina is developing self-folding paper that when heated up magically transforms into multi-dimensional figures. The technology can be used for everything from […]
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Forest Sector Innovators Take Root at UBC for the FIBRE National Conference, May 12-15, 2014

Media Advisory – all times listed are Pacific Standard Time Vancouver, BC, May 9, 2014 The forest sector’s best and brightest minds converge at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC to network and attend the second annual FIBRE conference from May 12-15, 2014. The more than 200 delegates represent the convergence of Canada’s […]
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May 2, 2014

Catalyst Paper Information Day

On April 28th, the Pulp and Paper Centre welcomed guests from Catalyst Paper ranging from Process Engineers to the Director of Energy. In this inaugural “Information Day”, Professors from Chemical and Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Department of Chemistry, and from the Department of Wood Science in Forestry gathered together for thoughtful discussions and spent the […]
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Killam Graduate TA Award

Hafiz Raham, PhD candidate in Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been selected as a recipient of the 2013/14 UBC Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award in recognition of the valuable role that he plays in the undergraduate program and the positive impact he has left on his students. This is a great honour as UBC is […]
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API Course: Intro to Pulp and Paper Technology

The Advanced Papermaking Initiative (API) at UBC sponsored a successful 2-day course on “Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology” on April 10th and 11th. 18 students from BC Hydro, Alberta Newsprint Company, and Spraying Systems Co. attended the hands-on course. It was structured in a way to emphasize learning outcomes and consisted of lectures in […]
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March 26, 2014

UBC celebrates Holi

Holi is an ancient Hindu religious festival marking the beginning of spring. There are several mythological stories related to the origin of the festival, but we know that the festival is celebrated with a variety of colours, water balloons and water guns. Traditionally, natural plant-derived colours such as turmeric, neem and dhak are used with […]
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FIBRE Conference, Call for Volunteers

The 2nd FIBRE Conference is coming to UBC on May 12-15, 2014. Behind every great event is a group of dedicated volunteers, it’s not possible to have a conference without this support. FIBRE needs students/post docs to help with the conference in the following areas: liaison persons, student workshops, student poster sessions, the information desk […]
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March 25, 2014

International Day of Forests

The United Nations General Assembly declared March 21st as the International Day of Forests. The day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. It was only natural for the PPC to celebrate this important day, so they hosted a one-hour nature walk around Totem Park forest on the UBC campus. […]
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March 12, 2014

UBC Board appoints Dr. Arvind Gupta president and vice chancellor

Media Release | March 12, 2014 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. Dr. Arvind Gupta is currently chief executive officer and scientific director of Mitacs, a not-for-profit […]
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March 5, 2014

UBC’s fourth annual Three Minute Thesis competition

UBC’s fourth annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition has kicked off with a flurry of outstanding presentations as graduate students challenge themselves and each other to inform us about their research in just three minutes. This year more than 80 graduate students have taken on the challenge to participate, have honed their public speaking skills, […]
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