Applied Science experts available to comment on top federal election issues

With fall on its way, the federal election campaign is switching into high gear and Canadians are looking to the parties for their platforms and performance on important issues like the economy and political reform. Here are some of the central issues that will shape the outcome of the election and UBC Applied Science experts who are available for comment.


Elizabeth Saewyc
School of Nursing
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Materials Engineering Centennial celebration

Materials Engineering is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a celebration on October 2, 2015. The celebration includes a day of events, speakers, and an evening at the UBC Golf Course featuring keynote speaker Prof. Indira V. Samarasekera.

Visit the Materials Centennial Celebration website ( for up to date event information and to submit your photos stories of your time at UBC and in the Materials department. See you on October 2nd!

HCI@UBC 2015-2016 Kickoff Event

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is a field broadly concerned with the design, implementation, and evaluation of interactive technology. It focuses on the intersection of humans and technology, from traditional desktop computers to ubiquitous computing, from novices to experts, able bodied to disabled, and technophobes to technophiles.

SCARP Director looks to Australia’s policy to cool Vancouver’s housing debate

A Georgia Straight opinion piece on Vancouver’s housing debate decries the lack of solid data to determine where property buyers in Metro Vancouver are coming from, and particularly what role foreign investors play. School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) Director Penny Gurstein recommends looking at Australia’s policy of restricting foreign investors to buying just new buildings. If B.C. were to adopt this rule, real estate’s contribution to the construction sector would be protected.


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