COGS Alumni | The Bug Farmer

Posted by: Jamie Russell | December 9, 2014

Andrew Brentano, COGS BA’10, has been supporting the growth of a grassroots insect‑farming industry – starting in his own garage. Check out the article here: http://trekmagazine.alumni.ubc.ca/2014/december-2014/features/the-bug-farmer/

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Wednesday, Nov 26th | Important meeting for all COGS students, faculty and affiliates

Posted by: Jamie Russell | November 24, 2014

There will be a brief meeting this Wednesday (26th November) in MATH 100 from 5-6pm to discuss the upcoming External Review of the Program, proposed changes to the curriculum, and other pieces of business that affect all of us and for which we hope to get immediate and long-term input from everyone in the Program, [...]

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GUEST LECTURE | Dr. Cathi Best – This Thursday!

Posted by: Jamie Russell | November 10, 2014

This is a reminder about the upcoming guest lecture by Dr. Cathi Best on Thursday, November 13th. It is part of the COGS 401 class, but is open to all who are interested. The location has been confirmed for BUCH A103. Title: “Baby steps in perceiving articulatory foundations of phonological contrasts: Detecting audio —> video [...]

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UPCOMING | AUS Humanities & Social Sciences Conference for Undergraduates

Posted by: Jamie Russell | November 5, 2014

Some of you may be interested in applying for the upcoming AUS Humanities & Social Sciences Conference, which will be held on January 17th, 2015. This is an excellent opportunity to experience a research conference in a local setting, and many of you will have projects to present from your COGS 402 classes. Please note that [...]

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New page up!

Posted by: Jamie Russell | October 31, 2014

We have a freshly updated section on the What Can I Do With My Major? page. While aimed at mostly at students in the Arts streams, there is some great information there regarding ways to get involved with both research and learning outside the classroom. We also have more info up on our Get Involved and [...]

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ETH Zurich Information Session – Tuesday October 7th

Posted by: Jamie Russell | October 6, 2014

There will be an information session regarding exchanges at ETH Zurich tomorrow, Tuesday, October 7th, from 12-1pm in Rm 2020 of the Kaiser Building. This information session has been organized by Go Global and is aimed at science and engineering students interested in studying abroad at ETH Zurich. More details on this session can be [...]

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PWI Talk – TODAY! : Culturally sensitive information and communication technology impacting citizen’s quality of life: Supporting changes for innovation

Posted by: Jamie Russell | October 3, 2014

INTERNATIONAL VISITING RESEARCH SCHOLAR TALK (Peter Wall Institute) Culturally Sensitive Information and Communication Technology Impacting Citizen’s Quality of Life: Supporting Changes for Innovation Speaker: Dr. Junia Anacleto Associate Professor, Federal University of São Carlos Peter Wall International Visiting Research Scholar at UBC Date: Friday, October 3, 2014 Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Location: Buchanan [...]

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UBC Psychology Department Colloquium: Oct 2

Posted by: Jamie Russell | September 30, 2014

The UBC Psychology Department is hosting a colloquium talk this coming Thursday, October 2nd that might be of interest to some of you. The details are as follows: Dr. Adam Anderson, Cornell University Emotion Form and Function Thursday, October 2 12:30-1:50pm | SWNG 220 Event Listing Abstract Facial expressions are instrumental in regulating social interactions, [...]

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Fall Series of Visual Analytics (VA) Workshops

Posted by: Jamie Russell | September 24, 2014

The fall series of visual analytics (VA) workshops are starting this month at UBC. Any student or postdoc interested in the field of analytics may participate in these workshops. Information regarding the workshop series: https://viva-viva.ca/index.php/programs/vale/vale-workshop-series.html To register for the fall 2014 sessions at UBC: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/visual-analytics-101-tools-techniques-and-theory-tickets-12643325527 You can see the VALE Workshop flyer for more information about the series, projects, [...]

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Possible Term 1 Module Course: LING 447D

Posted by: Jamie Russell | September 3, 2014

Hi COGS students, I just wanted to let you know about a great opportunity to fulfil one of your module courses this term: LING 447D, Perception of Language. It is taught by COGS Director Dr. Eric Vatikiotis-Bateson and meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-11:00 in Buchanan 315. Here’s a quick blurb about the course: Course [...]

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