The AmicsUAB association to hold its annual celebration
The AmicsUAB assocation organises the 20th edition of its Festa AmicsUAB, a celebration of the connections existing between University and society. The event will take place on 24 November at 7 p.m. at the UAB Casa Convalescència. This edition will be presented by TV3 news anchor Xavier Coral. Also participating in the event will be UAB Rector Javier Lafuente; President of the AmicsUAB Francesc Cayuela and President of the UAB Social Council Gabriel Masfurroll.
This annual celebration of the AmicsUAB association is held to pay tribute to those helping make the UAB a better university. Three awards will be given in recognition of the social impact several of the activities conducted from the University have.
The Amic dels Amics Award, which goes to people who have made numerous contributions to connecting University and society, will go to Department of Applied Economics Professor Josep Oliver; Department of Sociology Professor Carlota Solé; journalist Rosa Maria Calaf, and to the NBA player and philanthropist Ricky Rubio.
The Col·lectiu UAB Award, conferred onto different UAB entities working to improve the services offered by the University, will go to the Computer Vision Centre (CVC).
And lastly, the Amics de les Biblioteques Award, given to individuals or entities contributing with the patrimony or time to the libraries located on campus, will go to the Sociological Research Centre on Everyday Life and Work (QUIT).
The event will also include a performance by the UAB Chamber Choir.