LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE1408 .M35 2015 Alison Manzer, Carla Potter & Howard Ruda,Asset Based Lending in Canada: Canadian Primer on Asset Based Financing: A Transactional Guide (Markham: LexisNexis Canada, 2015).
LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE2560 .I589 2014 Hank Intven,Canadian Telecommunications Regulatory Handbook, 2014 : Statutes, Regulations, Directions, Orders, Rules, and Key Policy and Procedural Documents Relating to the Regulation of Telecommunications in Canada, Including a Synopsis of Canadian Telecommunications Regulation, 2d ed. (Toronto: McCarthy Tetrault, 2014).
LAW LIBRARY level 3: KZ3410 .F67 2015 Suzannah Linton, Gerry Simpson & William A. Schabas, eds.,For the Sake of Present and Future Generations: Essays on International Law, Crime and Justice in Honour of Roger S. Clark (Leiden: Brill Nijhoff, 2015).
February 26th, 2016 by Karen Ng | Comments Off on alumni UBC – Master Mind Master Class with Brad Templeton: The Future of Self-driving Cars
Robo-cars are coming. Whether the idea of autonomous vehicles excites or terrifies you, these technologies appear to be the future of transportation and their societal implications will be broad. While there will undoubtedly be many benefits to this ‘robo-car’ driven world, this possibility raises many important social, legal and ethical questions that may serve as barriers to wide adoption of these technologies. Join Brad Templeton, futurist, ‘robo-car’ commentator and former advisor to Google’s self-driving car program as he talks about the future of autonomous transportation. He will explore what it will mean for the future of cities, healthy living and sustainability; while also delving into the important dilemmas that arise when we consider giving up control.
Master Mind Master Class is a new alumni UBC event series, offering an unprecedented look into the minds of modern thinkers making a unique impact on the world, and the lessons they’ve learned.
Brad Templeton founded ClariNet Communications Corp., the first internet-based content company (sold to Individual Inc/Newsedge Corp.). ClariNet published an online electronic newspaper delivered for live reading on subscribers’ machines. He has been active in the internet community since 1979, participated in the building and growth of USENET from its earliest days, and in 1987 he founded and edited rec.humor.funny, the world’s most widely read computerized conference on that network, and today the world’s longest running blog. He has founded two software companies and is the author of a dozen packaged microcomputer software products.
He is a director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the leading civil rights advocacy group for cyberspace, and chaired the foundation from 2000 to 2010. He is track chair for computing and networks at Singularity University, a new multi-discliplinary school of rapidly changing technology, and was among the founding faculty. He writes and researches the future of automated transportation at Robocars.com and spent two years advising Google’s self-driving car team on strategy and future technologies. He is also on the board of the Foresight Institute (a nonprofit Nanotech think-tank) and technical advisor to delivery robot company Starship Technologies, BitTorrent, NewAer, and Quanergy. He is also a well known photographer and artist at Burning Man, and a popular speaker at international events on cars, online rights and other topics.
Select Articles and Books Available at UBC Library
Birdsall, M. (2014). Google and ITE the road ahead for self-driving cars. Ite Journal-Institute of Transportation Engineers, 84(5), 36-39. [Link]
Brombacher, A. (2014). (re)liability of Self‐driving cars. an interesting challenge. Quality and Reliability Engineering International, 30(5), 613-614. doi:10.1002/qre.1707 [Link]
Urmson, C., & Whittaker, W. (2008). Self-driving cars and the urban challenge. IEEE Intelligent Systems, 23(2), 66-68. doi:10.1109/MIS.2008.34 [Link]
Wagner, A., Ortman, S., & Maxfield, R. (2016). From the primordial soup to self-driving cars: Standards and their role in natural and technological innovation. Journal of the Royal Society, Interface / the Royal Society, 13(115) [Link]
Yang, J., & Coughlin, J. F. (2014). In-vehicle technology for self-driving cars: Advantages and challenges for aging drivers. International Journal of Automotive Technology, 15(2), 333-340. doi:10.1007/s12239-014-0034-6 [Link]
February 25th, 2016 by irena trebic | Comments Off on Open for submissions: 2016 Equity Enhancement Fund
If you have a great idea to help make UBC a better campus but lack funding, the UBC Equity Enhancement Fund can assist. This Fund supports community-based initiatives that enhance equity, diversity, inclusion and intercultural understanding at UBC. The 2016 call for proposals is open and applications are due by April 1. Proposals should demonstrate benefits to […]
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February 24th, 2016 by Karen Ng | Comments Off on alumni UBC – Your Next Step: Art of Influence
What does it mean to be influential? While some people possess a natural talent to make themselves heard, for others it is a skill that requires years to perfect. However, it’s critical to develop this ability as it can mean the difference between achieving one’s goals and failing to mobilize the support or resources one requires. Hear from a panel of business and community leaders who have leveraged their mastery of the art of influence to achieve impressive results.
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This event took place on February 10, Wednesday 2016, 6:30-9:00pm in the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre.
Andrew Chang joined CBC News Vancouver as host in the summer of 2014, shortly after returning from Sochi as part of CBC’s broadcast team. He has also spent time in the host chair for other network shows such as CBC Radio One’s The Current, CBC News’ The National and CBC News Now.
Prior to coming to Vancouver, he spent a successful decade with CBC Montreal most recently as co-host of CBC Montreal’s supper-time newscast. He covered a number of memorable moments in Montreal’s history such as Montreal’s 2011 federal election night special, which saw the unprecedented rise of the NDP in the province, and the resulting collapse of the Bloc Québécois; the 2012 election-night assassination attempt of Pauline Marois and he was also the first, among local English television networks, to tell Montrealers about the assassination of mafia godfather Niccolo Rizzuto Senior.
Andrew worked previously as one of CBC’s chief staff reporters, covering breaking news at both the local and network level: from the Dawson College shootings, to the collapse of the de la Concorde overpass in Laval, to a month-long stint on the Parti Québécois campaign bus during the 2008 provincial election. During this time, Andrew was also working as a video journalist — interviewing various news-makers, writing and reporting, shooting and editing video. With a camera over his shoulder, Andrew spent years producing both news-length and feature-length reports.
On weekends, it’s a different story — when he is not being the doting father to his daughter, he spends his time snowboarding, hiking, and indulging in one of his many other passions: music.
As CEO of the Vancouver YWCA, Janet Austin has overall responsibility for one of BC’s largest and most diversified non-profit organizations, offering services for 60,000 people annually in more than 30 locations throughout Metro Vancouver. The YWCA is an entrepreneurial non-profit, with more than 63% of annual revenues self-generated through related business activities – including a 155 room YWCA Hotel and a state-of-the-art, downtown-based Health and Wellness Centre – and fundraising.
The Vancouver YWCA provides a network of services for women and their families including early learning and care for children, permanent and transition housing, and support services for single moms. The organization also offers employment services for women and men, mentorship, leadership development, and school-based programming for youth.
Janet is a recipient of numerous awards including the Business in Vancouver Influential Woman in Business Award and the Vancouver Board of Trade Community Leadership Award, among many others. She was named to the WXN list of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women in 2008 and the Vancouver Power 50 in 2014.
Shayne Ramsay was recently listed in Vancouver Magazine’s 50 most powerful people in Vancouver; the magazine stated “When you’re CEO of the provincial agency responsible for creating social housing in one of the world’s most expensive real estate markets, you’re in the thick of one of the thorniest public-policy issues in the province.”
Since May 2000, Shayne has been the CEO of BC Housing. He was responsible for setting up the Homeowner Protection Office in 1998 and also served as its first CEO. The Homeowner Protection Office has been a branch of BC Housing since April 2010.
Prior to becoming the CEO, Shayne was the Director of Development Services for BC Housing, and the Director of Housing Policy and Program Development with the former Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing in B.C.
In addition to his work as CEO, Shayne serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Crown Corporation Employer’s Association, an agency that represents human resource issues for the provincial crown corporations in British Columbia. He is also Chair of Housing Partnership Canada, a peer network and business collaboration of social housing leaders committed to innovation.
Shayne has a graduate degree in urban planning from the University of Toronto.
Bob Rennie is founder of Rennie Marketing Systems, whose recognized leadership for envisioning new and innovative strategies in development risk management and marketing real estate has led to landmark projects such as restructuring the Olympic Village and Woodward’s – in Canada’s poorest postal code. Also known for having built a world renowned collection of contemporary art, Bob chairs the North American Acquisitions Committee at Tate Modern, is a member of the Tate International Council, serves as trustee for the Art Institute of Chicago and is the recipient of the Queen’s Diamond and Golden Jubilee awards, the Order of BC and a doctorate from Emily Carr University. He renovated and restored Wing Sang, the oldest structure in Chinatown, to include a privately funded museum space with regular exhibitions of works from Rennie Collection. All exhibitions are open to the public with free admission two days a week.
Having started her career in television working for an MMA fight show and other various creative agencies as an editor, Lisa von Sturmer realized that she wanted to spend her life doing something positive that had a tangible impact on the community. In 2010, she quit her successful editing career, founded Growing City and never looked back.
Now an award-winning entrepreneur, Lisa has founded and co-founded two companies in the past 3 years. An active advocate for youth entrepreneurship, Lisa is a Canadian Delegate for the G20 Youth Entrepreneurship Summit where delegates from each G20 nation come together in tandem with the G20 to discuss policies governments can implement to encourage entrepreneurship as a solution to unemployment.
She also spends time speaking to youth groups and students on how to create businesses they love and shares the lessons she’s learned along the way and wrote Pitching to Win, a workbook designed to help those looking to pitch on Dragons’ Den or Shark Tank create deal-worthy pitches.
Lisa is also passionate about volunteering – and has made it a part of her company’s operations. Each month Growing City donates time, service or compost to a different local organization or charity. Under her direction, the company has grown over 100% in the past year and she is excited to continue bringing composting and recycling across the country!
She is a member of the 2012 Forum for Women Entrepreneurs prestigious e-Series program, and was recently accepted into the exclusive Entrepreneur’s Organization Accelerator program.
Lisa has won the 2012 Canadian Youth Business Foundation’s National Best Green Business award and 2010 Small Business BC’s Best Business Concept award
Select Articles and Books Available at UBC Library
Fojt, M., NBER Working Papers, & EU BookShop. (2011). entrepreneurship Emerald Group Publishing Limited. [Link]
Minniti, M. (2007). Entrepreneurship: The engine of growth. Westport, Conn: Praeger Publishers. [Available at David Lam Library – HB615 .E636 2007]
Open education is a hot topic on post secondary campuses these days. This year UBC saw the #textbookbroke campaign led by the Alma Mater society – advocating for the use of open textbooks and open practices in the classroom to reduce costs for students; the adoption of open textbooks and resources in large multi section physics and math courses; and the continuing development of open teaching practices with Wikipedia projects and student produced, openly published content.
How do we engage students with open educational practices that go beyond making their work public to making it re-usable or available for others to build on? Why is open education important to students and to what extent can it enrich the teaching and learning environment?
Join us on March 10th from 1:30-3:00pm for a panel discussion highlighting open courses, projects and initiatives from UBC and beyond.
Lighting Talks: Each speaker will present for 8 minutes and respond to questions for 5 minutes. This will be followed by a broad panel discussion about open practice.
When: March 10, 2016 | 1:30-3:00pm Where: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, seminar room 2.22 A/B – map
At this time we require everyone – UBC affiliated or otherwise – to register for the CTLT events system. If you already have a CWL please sign in. However, if you do not have a campus-wide login, then please register for a BASIC cwl account (you will see basic as the bottom option on the 3rd screen)
Christina Hendricks: Senior Instructor Philosophy
Jenna Omassi: VP Academic & University Affairs
Arthur Gil Green Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Geography, BC Campus Faculty Fellow
Derek Turner Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Geography
Rajiv Jhangiani, Psychology Instructor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Leah Keshet, Mathematics Professor
Eric Cytrynbaum, Associate Professor Department of Mathematics