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‘Do-it-yourself health : empathy as medication and a course of emotional learning

Jeremy Howick, Eva Oberle & Daniel Steel
How can a dose of empathy help many patients as much as a pill? At this School of Population and Public Health Grand Rounds, Oxford University Primary Care’s Dr. Jeremy Howick discussed the randomized trial evidence behind how empathic and positive messaging can benefit patients as much as drugs for most mild pain, depression, and anxiety, as presented in his new book Doctor You. Then, SPPH Assistant Professor Dr. Eva Oberle discussed her research into...

[In his own voice: recordings of a series of lectures by Dr. Vladimir J. Krajina on the Biogeoclimatic Zones of British Columbia, Lecture 2A]

Vladmir J. Krajina
- Dr. Krajina continues from his previous lecture on the Boreal zone (first 39 minutes of tape); the next lecture (remainder of tape) is on the Sub-Boreal zone, ending with comments on the zone he refers to as Cariboo-Aspen-Lodgepole Pine-Douglas fir, abbreviated as CALP [note: subsequent work by forest ecologists have led to major revisions in the boundaries and naming for this zone; as a result, CALP is no longer recognized). Krajina is noticeably energized...

[In his own voice: recordings of a series of lectures by Dr. Vladimir J. Krajina on the Biogeoclimatic Zones of British Columbia, Lecture 2B]

Vladmir J. Krajina
- Dr. Krajina speaks on the main biogeoclimatic zones of the BC Interior, including the Cariboo Zone (name has since been changed), Interior Western Hemlock (IWH) and Interior Douglas fir (IDF) zones. The first 28 minutes are from the lecture before leaving on the weekend field trip to the BC interior. The lecture includes comments about the differences between the two ‘wet’ zones in BC (Coastal and Interior), and remarks on some of the main...

[In his own voice: recordings of a series of lectures by Dr. Vladimir J. Krajina on the Biogeoclimatic Zones of British Columbia, Lecture 3B]

Vladmir J. Krajina
- This is Dr. Krajina’s final lecture to the Botany 406 class. [Note: his opening comments about the possibilities for quantitative studies on biogeoclimatic zones, and reference to the PhD theses of his former students, are directed towards the newly hired plant ecologist in Botany, G. Bradfield, who was present at this lecture]. He provides some background on the use of climate data for distinguishing between biogeoclimatic zones, especially those of the semi-arid region around...

[In his own voice: recordings of a series of lectures by Dr. Vladimir J. Krajina on the Biogeoclimatic Zones of British Columbia, Lecture 1A]

Vladmir J. Krajina
- Dr. Krajina speaks about the coastal subalpine Mountain Hemlock (MH) zone, starting on Vancouver Island, then proceeding to mainland areas around Prince Rupert and Terrace, and finishing with examples from Garibaldi and Manning Parks. He comments on the use of his “edatopic grid” to portray the growth of trees in relation to soil moisture (“hygrotopes”) and soil nutrients (“trophotopes”).

[In his own voice: recordings of a series of lectures by Dr. Vladimir J. Krajina on the Biogeoclimatic Zones of British Columbia, Lecture 3A]

Vladmir J. Krajina
- Dr. Krajina talks about the drier interior biogeoclimatic zones, mostly grasslands of the Interior Douglas Fir (IDF) and Ponderosa Pine Bunchgrass (PPBG) zones as seen on the recent field trip. In typical fashion, Krajina fills the lecture with ecological anecdotes about the climate and soil conditions that determine the vegetation characteristics. The lecture is punctuated with his colourful rants about the abuse of grasslands from overgrazing and motorcycle damage.

[In his own voice: recordings of a series of lectures by Dr. Vladimir J. Krajina on the Biogeoclimatic Zones of British Columbia, Lecture 1B]

Vladmir J. Krajina
- Dr. Krajina talks about the two northern biogeoclimatic zones – Boreal White and Black Spruce (BWBS), and Sub-Boreal Spruce (SBS) – and the three Canadian Cordilleran Montane zones – Cariboo Aspen-Lodgepole Pine (CALP, no longer recognized), Interior Western Hemlock (IWH), and Interior Douglas Fir (IDF). He speaks about how factors such as photoperiodism, soil nutrients, and climate, especially the effects of cold air drainage and unusually cold winters, can influence the distributions and growth...

alumni UBC – Master Mind Master Class with Atom Egoyan

Egoyan, Atom, 1960-
Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by alumni UBC. One of the most respected filmmakers of his generation and a true artist, Atom Egoyan is the director behind modern classics such as Exotica, the Oscar-nominated The Sweet Hereafter, Ararat, and Chloe. A master of visual and verbal storytelling, Egoyan takes bold non-linear routes through complex psychological terrain in his films. Please join us for a very special evening in celebration...

UBC Reads Sustainability and the R. Grant Ingram Distinguished Speaker Program Presents : Lunch with Duncan McCue

Duncan McCue
Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by UBC Reads Sustainability and the R. Grant Ingram Distinguished Speaker Program. In this moderated conversation, Duncan McCue will share his experience writing The Shoe Boy, a story of him discovering his indigenous identity as a teenager and his perspective on how connection to land and cultural identity are related to the world’s sustainability. Duncan McCue is the host of CBC Radio One Cross...

Virtual care and vaccine games : tech and the future of public health

Kimberlyn M. McGrail, Mark Gilbert, Ian Roe & Jennifer Gardy
Forget Googling your symptoms - how about consulting your doctor over webcam, checking for STIs online, or playing a game to earn vaccines? The three speakers from the School of Population and Public Health, and the BCCDC, outlined the technology pushing public health into the future, including telemedicine in British Columbia, GetCheckedOnline, and gamifying immunization.

Assert, Defend, Take Space: Aboriginal Youth Conference on Identity, Activism and Film

Aboriginal Youth & Media Conference At MOA
Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the Museum of Anthropology. "Assert, Defend, Take Space: Aboriginal Youth Conference on Identity, Activism and Film" was a day-long conference on issues of concern to Aboriginal youth. Artists from the Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth exhibition were joined by young filmmakers and activists from across Canada. Building off of the screened films, panelists discussed themes of youth identity and politics, the...

Integrating Science, Environment and Equity

L. M. Lavkulich
Communication is the most important biological activity that allows species, including Homo sapiens, to survive. In our complex, and some might argue, “detached from nature” world, academic communication has not kept pace with population growth, affluence and technology. The human desire is for more but the Earth from a human dimension is finite. Human impacts on our natural environment are increasing in intensity, in geographic space and in ways that are not predicted. There is...

A Talk from the Bottom of the Box: Reflections of an Award-winning Poet for Youth

JonArno Lawson
Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies (SLAIS). JonArno Lawson is the author of a range of books for all ages, from collections of poetry for teens to single poem picture books. He also is a writer of non-fiction. He will discuss his creative and publishing process and read from his books. Lawson lives in Toronto with his wife and three children....

Beyond #MeToo and #IWill: Changing Workplace Culture

Sara-Jane Finlay, Ryan Avola, Fiona MacFarlane, Chantelle Krish & Jennifer Berdahl
Webcast sponsored by the Iving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by alumni UBC with Equity and Inclusion. #MeToo. #IWill. Awareness is important, but how do we move beyond hashtags and words to making substantive change to the workplace experience for women? It seems every day new accusations of harassment come to the fore – from Hollywood to Wall Street to Commercial Drive. In response, thousands of women have posted “#metoo” on social media, indicating...

Africa Awareness Week Conference 2015

Cecil Abrahams
Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by Africa Awareness Initiative. Africa Awareness's Conference Week is the flagship event of Africa Awareness Initiative and is hosted annually in the second week of January at the University of British Columbia. Conference Week has historically been a meeting place of great minds, purposes, and movement. It is a culmination point of what we do as Africa Awareness Initiative, and a vehicle to display...

Black hole information : Hawking's greatest mistake?

Don Page
Hawking’s 1974 calculation of thermal emission from a classical black hole led to his 1976 proposal that information may be lost from our universe as a pure quantum state collapses gravitationally into a black hole, which then evaporates completely into a mixed state of thermal radiation. Objections to this idea appeared as early as 1980, but it took two decades for the balance of opinion, including Hawking’s, to shift to the belief that information is...

History, geography and ethics of health worker migration in Canada

Geertje Boschma & Margery Hawkins
Presented by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and Woodward Library, the Health Information Series is an ongoing public lecture series that takes place in the Lower Mainland community. Hosted by the Burnaby Public Library’s Tommy Douglas Branch Library, Dr. Geertje Boschma will be giving a presentation that explores issues of health worker migration through examining the history, geography, and ethics of international recruitment and migration of health workers to Canada, and focusing on the...

Ships, satellites, and social media : How we understand Arctic climate change

Tortell, Philippe Daniel, 1972-
Dr. Tortell is a biological/chemical oceanographer with broad interests in ocean-climate interactions. His research focuses on developing new methods to measure biological productivity in the ocean and the production of trace gases. Recently he has been seeking to understand the potential climate effects of these gases on Arctic and Antarctic marine systems. His research employs a variety of laboratory and field-based measurements to examine the interactions between marine micro-organisms and ‘climate-active’ trace gases. Dr. Tortell...

Exploring music and piano playing with young children : a piano teacher's pedagogical stories : [supplementary material]

Jee Yeon Ryu
The attached files are supplements to the author's doctoral dissertation at http://hdl.handle.net/2429/64117

Drugs, diet and genes : personal approaches to treat diabetes and obesity

James D. Johnson, Susanne M. Clee, Tom Elliott & Gerri Klein
Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the Life Sciences Institute at UBC. This talk is about the link between obesity and diabetes, current treatment options for type 2 diabetes and how genetics and personalized medicine will inform better treatments in the near future. Speakers: Insulin – The good, the bad and the complicated (Jim Johnson), Do these genes make me fat? (Susie Clee), New drugs in diabetes (Tom Elliott),...

Rats! Purveyors of pestilence or public health helpers?

Jennifer Gardy, Agatha Jassem, Michael Lee & Kaylee Byers
Are rats disgusting bearers of plagues? Or are they public health indicators to which we should really be paying attention? Held just prior to Halloween, this talk featured SPPH Assistant Professor Jennifer Gardy, who spoke about how animal, environmental, and human health are all linked, BCCDC Virology Laboratory program head Dr. Agatha Jassem who discussed what diseases humans could catch from our rodent cohabitants, and UBC PhD students, and Vancouver Rat Project researchers, Michael Lee...

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