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Meeting reports on Trek 2000 progress

Members of the general public as well as representatives from business, labour,
education, community groups and the government joined UBC President Martha Piper
at the university’s second annual general meeting held in downtown Vancouver

`Mini-university’ builds bridges for 50 years

UBC’s Faculty of Graduate Studies was ahead of its time when it was officially
approved by Senate in 1949. As the faculty celebrates 50 years as a leader in
innovative and interdisciplinary education and research, it isn’t resting on
its considerable laurels.

Campaign kicks off Oct. 18

The countdown is on for this year’s UBC United Way Campaign and organizers
have a full slate of fund-raising events in place campus-wide for the two-week
effort to be held from Oct. 18 to Oct. 29.

Creativity, courage define top teacher

Zoology Assoc. Prof. Lee Gass is one of 10 Canadian university educators named
as 3M Teaching Fellows this year.

“My responsibility is for students to learn, however that happens,” says Gass.

Fresh ideas ensure 25 lively years on campus

The 36 faculty and a librarian being inducted into the Quarter Century Club,
which honours 25 or more years of service at UBC, share other things in common
besides finding work on campus in 1974. They have participated in enormous change
and are involved in new projects which make life as exciting and challenging
as the day they started.

Health reform focus of lecture

A noted health-care reform researcher will speak at the School of Nursing’s
29th Annual Marion Woodward Lecture Oct. 21.

Three earn Science Council honours

Three members of the UBC community will be honoured at the 1999 B.C. Science
and Technology Awards Dinner at Vancouver’s Hyatt Regency Hotel Oct. 18.

4,000 at home in class of their own

Getting to class on time isn’t a problem for the more than 4,000 UBC students
who complete their courses through distance education.

Chairside software puts dental students in the know

Probes, drills and mirrors are the chairside utensils found in most dentists’

But at UBC’s Dental Clinic students are using a new tool that examines everything
from gum disease to grades.