Daily Archives: November 24, 2010

Make up your mind Canada

Do we or don’t we want foreign talent to move to Canada? So many mixed signals.

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A pillar of UBC zoology passes away

David R. Jones, UBC Professor Emeritus,  Member, Order of Canada (2003), Distinguished Scholar, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at UBC (2002),  Flavelle Medal, Royal Society of Canada (2000), Killam UBC Research Prize (1993),  Fry Medallist, Canadian Society of Zoologists, … Continue reading

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Physics Nobel catching up with Nobel for Peace

I thought I was the only one whining about our colleagues not getting the Nobel prize for Physics.Wrong! According to Naturenews, the Nobel prize committee did not do its homework before making the 2010 award for physics.

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Do you want to be a governor? Part II

I blogged about my own experience on UBC’s Board of Governors, and others’ but I did not mention the biggest surprise of all. It was supposed to be a four Board meetings per year affair. The reality was different, and … Continue reading

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