"I'm often asked if the film is autobiographical; it's not," is his unequivocal answer.
Unlike his main character (played by Tom Scholte) who doesn't quite know what
he wants to do, Sweeney, who graduates on Nov. 28 with a Master of Fine Arts
degree, has been focused on a film-making career since switching six years ago
from art courses at SFU to film studies at UBC.
Even more unusual than Hoffman's accent was her choice of degree programs: a
combined honours in math and chemistry.
Lawrence, who graduates Nov. 28 with a Master of Fine Arts degree, is the first
UBC student to use the pillar of modern information technology to present his
thesis in its entirety.
"Racism is not always visible to educators, except in cases of overt
hostilities between individuals at which time it's simply the tip of the
iceberg," says Kogila Adam-Moodley, holder of UBC's David Lam Chair of
"The name is meant to be somewhat self-deprecating," says master's student
David Biggs. "We're hoping to change it to `Quite Useful.'"
Our weather blows in from the vast North Pacific where there is little information available about day-to-day atmospheric conditions. Even satellite images can't completely bridge the gulf.
Add to the equation B.C.'s towering mountain peaks and convoluted coastline, and it is not surprising that weather forecasting here is more difficult than most other places in North America.
But now campus researchers led by Roland Stull, head of the Atmospheric
Sciences Programme in the Dept. of Geography, are applying a new method of
weather forecasting that could overcome these hurdles. Known as the UBC
Ensemble Forecast System, it is showing promising results.
The advent in recent years of titanium implant technology has greatly improved the lives of those who wear dentures, but its high price puts it beyond the reach of many who need it most.
Now a $400,000, four-year Faculty of Dentistry study is looking at the cost and
design of dental prostheses used with implants, to see if they can be better
made, and at a lower cost.
A six-year regional study of the effect of climate change in the Mackenzie
Basin was recently completed and results of "what-if" scenarios presented to
stakeholders in the area.
The enrolment of 14 men in first year brings the total number of undergraduate
males in the BSN program to 36 out of 532 students. Four of the 132 students
in the master's program are male.