Monday, 15 October 2018

Bill Reid Gallery Welcomes New Director and CEO

Allison Andrachuk is the new director and CEO of Vancouver's Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art.

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Salon Style at Winnipeg Art Gallery

Some of the oldest works in the Winnipeg Art Gallery's collection are back on view in a new way. Salon Style: Reimagining the Collection brings together almost 200 historical paintings, displayed one atop another, starting Oct. 16.

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Art Critic Murray Whyte Moving from Toronto Star to Boston Globe

Murray Whyte moves to the Boston Globe.

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As legalization looms, Canada cannabis crackdown worries tokers

Agence Free Press mentioned UBC in an article about cannabis legalization in Canada.

The article quoted Hubert Lai, university counsel at UBC, who told local media the institution did not want to ban cannabis and “drive the behaviour underground.”

The article appeared in the Jakarta Post.

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Heads of 6 North Korean universities to visit Canada: Report

Korea Herald reported that the heads of six major North Korean universities will visit UBC.

Reports suggest the visits will take place from Oct. 16-20 for academic exchanges.

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HPV vaccine doesn’t encourage teen girls to have risky sex

Newsweek reported on UBC research that found the HPV vaccine program in B.C. schools doesn’t encourage teen girls to have risky sex.

The research was conducted by lead author Gina Ogilvie, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, senior author Elizabeth Saewyc, a professor at UBC’s school of nursing, and others.

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B.C.’s proportional representation referendum: The case for switching to PR

Wayne Broughton, a professor of mathematics at UBC’s Okanagan campus, wrote an op-ed for Kelowna Capital News about the proportional representation voting system.

“If B.C. voters judge on merit, proportional representation should trounce the current system in the upcoming referendum,” he wrote.

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