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Event Highlights from the launch of the start an evolution campaign

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January 2012

This is an exciting time for our UBC community as we roll out our ambitious start an evolution fundraising and alumni engagement campaign. Your response has been overwhelming, with $830M raised by the end of 2011 and over 24,000 alumni engaging in some way with the life of the university. We have also welcomed over 50,000 individual visitors to the startanevolution.ca website to find out more about the campaign.

Our October launch event and symposium sessions invited attendees to witness first hand how UBC is joining forces with its donors, alumni and friends to change our world.

Please take a moment to enjoy our campaign stories and to listen to the individual symposium session podcasts from the launch. We think you will be inspired and proud to be part of the UBC community behind these narratives.

Together, we can increase UBC's capacity to change the world for the better through student learning, research, and community engagement.

To learn more about how you can get involved, please visit startanevolution.ca

Campaign Stories

Nadine Caron (video story) James Tansey Alison Lawton

Finishing at the top of her class, in 1997 Nadine Caron became the first Aboriginal woman to graduate from the UBC Faculty of Medicine.

The challenge: make the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games the first in history to be carbon neutral.

The International Reporting course provides opportunities for students to produce professional journalism on under-reported global issues.

Watch this video story   > >

Watch this video story   > >

Watch this video story   > >

Podcasts

Paul Kershaw and Benjamin Perrin Simon Neame, Brian Wong, Paul Cubbon Dr. Michael Hayden, Anita Ho

The Challenges of Being a Modern Canadian Kid

Presented by Paul Kershaw and Benjamin Perrin

The strength of Canada's promise as a prosperous and just society is being questioned today by leading UBC research - cautioning us that our country's children are facing unprecedented challenges.

UBC: Innovation Starts Here

Presented by Simon Neame, Brian Wong, and Paul Cubbon

Innovation starts with a spark of an idea. Then it takes talented people, access to resources, funding, and perfect timing to make it grow into an entrepreneurial venture. How do we know when something is ready to stand on its own merit?

Medicine For One: Personal Healthcare, Personal Responsibility

Presented by Anita Ho and Dr. Michael Hayden

From the mapping of the human genome ten years ago to studies about diet and exercise, the idea of personalized medicine is increasingly becoming a research focus.

Listen to this podcast   > >

Listen to this podcast   > >

Listen to this podcast   > >

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