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New centre at UBC to advance feminist legal research and scholarship

UBC will play a major role in advancing feminist legal scholarship in B.C. with the creation of a new Centre for Feminist Legal Studies. The centre will focus on interdisciplinary […]

Researchers recommend changes to air bag design for Canadian drivers

Automobile air bags designed for the American market are not necessarily appropriate for Canadian drivers, says a UBC researcher who has been studying air bag accidents for nearly four years. […]

Clean air bus leaves UBC campus for California testing

Event: Launch of first bus with diesel power minus the pollution Date: April 21, 1997 Time: 9:30 a.m. Place: TELEcentre, University Services Building, 2329 West Mall Parking: Available in the […]

Conference tackles issues raised by UBC Political Science controversy

Event: Conference on Academic Freedom and the Inclusive University Speakers include: Tom Berger, Peter Emberley, John Fekete, Stanley Fish, Jack Granatstein, Lorna Marsden, Stan Persky, Judy Rebick, and Bernard Shapiro […]

UBC to deliver Appraisal Institute educational programs through distance education

UBC’s Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration will offer education programs on behalf of the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) starting Jan. 1, 1998. The faculty’s Real Estate Division and […]

Nothing paltry about this bird, UBC researchers find

Maybe tinamou doesn’t immediately come to mind as you scan the menu of your favourite eatery, looking for something new to try. But Canadians may soon be feasting on the […]

An intimate look Under the Volcano

University of Warwick Prof. Martin Lowry will share reminiscences of his celebrated uncle, Malcolm Lowry, author of Under the Volcano, at a colloquium honouring the writer on Tuesday, April 8 […]

UBC launches international student recruitment drive

International students indicated overwhelming interest in UBC at several educational fairs held throughout Asia earlier this year, says the co-ordinator of UBC’s international student recruitment initiative. “UBC was the largest […]

Universities of B.C., Hong Kong announce partnership

Event: University of B.C.-University of Hong Kong research and education partnership announcement Date: Sunday, May 25, 1997 Time: 5:30 p.m. Place: Robson Square Conference Centre, conference room 4 On the […]

Adult learning and training rates in B.C. surpass rest of Canada, UBC study finds

A significantly higher number of British Columbians are participating in adult education and training programs than were a decade ago, UBC researchers say. Compared to previous Statistics Canada figures measuring […]

UBC announces honorary degree recipients for 1997

University of British Columbia graduates Ben Heppner, a gifted tenor celebrated in the world’s premier opera houses, and retired B.C. provincial court justice Alfred Scow are among 14 distinguished individuals […]

Centre ushers in new focus for Rehabilitation Sciences

The opening of an off-campus research centre this summer highlights a new focus on research and community outreach in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences. The Rehabilitation Research Laboratory, which will […]

UBC observatory open for comet Hale-Bopp viewing

Event: Comet Hale-Bopp viewing Date: April 4-6 Time: 7 – 11 p.m. Place: UBC Physics and Astronomy observatory, 2219 Main Mall Parking is available in the West Parkade on West […]

UBC’s “Julie” challenges for title of Most Human Computer

A conversation with 14-year-old Julie gives insight into what would appear to be a well-rounded Grade 9 mind. She likes Hawaiian pizza, Mel Gibson, volleyball and playing saxophone in the […]

UBC hosts 20th Annual Physics Olympics

Event: 20th Annual Physics Olympics Date: Saturday, March 8, 1997 Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Place: Hennings Building, 6224 Agricultural Road (off East Mall). Parking is available in the […]

A virtual reality: UBC’s Walter C. Koerner Library officially opens March 10

Event: Walter C. Koerner Library opening Date: Monday, March 10, 1997 Time: 3:30-4:15 p.m. Place: Plaza in front of Walter C. Koerner Library, 1958 Main Mall. Parking is available in […]

UBC scientists fight disease molecule by molecule

Vanessa Auld and B. Brett Finlay fight disease one molecule at a time. The UBC scientists have received $275,000 US each from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to further research […]

UBC forum to probe media’s role in Canadian politics

Forum: Politics, Ethics and the Canadian Media Panellists: Angus Reid, Michael Harcourt, Kate Morrison, Joanna Everitt, Patricia Graham, Stan Persky, Bruce Claggett, and Donald Gutstein Date: Saturday, March 1, 1997 […]

Channel changers

Pharmaceutical companies are beating a path to Prof. Terry Snutch’s lab. Snutch, a molecular neurobiologist, investigates how calcium gets in and out of the brain’s 100 billion nerve cells, or […]

Employers hungry for UBC wood products co-op students

Employers are snapping up students in UBC’s Wood Products Processing Cooperative Education Program, evidence that the industry demand that led to the creation of the program is a reality, the […]