News Digest . In
Memoriam--Peter Larkin . Calendar
Provincial cuts threaten UBC infrastructure
A deep cut in provincial funds earmarked for upgrading and maintaining UBC's
buildings will have a major and lasting impact on the campus infrastructure,
said UBC President David Strangway.
Students to benefit from high-tech deal
UBC and BC TELECOM have entered into an innovative 10-year relationship that
will increase and improve services for post-secondary students and other
learners throughout B.C. and beyond.
Long-awaited journalism program comes to UBC
The University of British Columbia and the Sing Tao Foundation announced the
establishment of a new graduate school of journalism at UBC during a
ground-breaking ceremony July 24.
Physics camp keeps kids enthralled
The young physicists run into the classroom and make a bee-line for a canister
of liquid nitrogen.
UBC adopts proposal to close food outlet
After considerable deliberation, including consultation through a broadly based
sponsor committee and the review of an extensive business plan, UBC has
endorsed proposals to close one of its campus food operations and convert
another in 1997.
Community plan draft gains GVRD, Board approval
A proposed Official Community Plan (OCP) has been approved by the University of
British Columbia's Board of Governors and given first and second readings by
the Greater Vancouver Regional District's Board of Directors.
Fiscal year features low debt, balanced budget
UBC's Board of Governors has approved a balanced core operating budget of
$341.6 million for 1996-97 as the university enters the new fiscal year with an
accumulated operating debt reduced from $651,000 to $122,000 since the start of
Salcudean named to fluid dynamics chair
The Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation has donated $500,000 to the Faculty of
Applied Science for the creation of the Weyerhaeuser Industrial Research Chair
in Computational Fluid Dynamics.