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Man in motion sets new goals for future
Wheels are turning for the 10th anniversary celebration of Rick Hansen's Man in
Hansen officially launched the anniversary in Cape Spear, Newfoundland, on Aug.
24, 10 years from the date that he began the last segment of his epic journey
around the world and across Canada. Ten months of commemorative events in each
province will culminate in Vancouver on May 22.
UBC United Way hits $100,000 mark
Only two weeks into the United Way's campus campaign, UBC faculty, staff and
students have donated over $100,000 towards this year's goal of $290,260.
Grass roots donate to Korean research centre
The B.C. Society for the Advancement of Korean Studies (BCSAKS) presented UBC
President David Strangway with the final installment of a $500,000 donation to
the Centre for Korean Research, one of five research centres in the Institute
of Asian Research.
Program collaborates to address youth issues
Crime, drug use and dropping out of school are a few youth issues which have
traditionally been tackled through separate prevention programs. But because
such behaviors tend to cluster, it makes sense to develop complementary,
broad-based community projects to support positive youth development.
Mentors drawn from students, faculty, staff
The Women Students' Office (WSO) has launched a new program designed to build
community and provide support to women students of color at UBC.
Top student athletes compete Oct. 17-31
The advent of a new university year also marks the beginning of an exciting
athletics season at UBC. UBC's varsity teams are made up of some of the
nation's top young athletes, many of whom go on to international levels of
competition. Others may end up playing for the National Hockey League (NHL),
Canadian or National Football Leagues (CFL and NFL) or playing for professional
teams in Europe or elsewhere.