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to target vein and lung research
Two new Faculty of Medicine research centres -- one in vascular biology and the
other in respiratory disease--have been approved by Senate.
quilt becomes cloth canvas for cancer
A quilt undertaken by UBC School of Nursing alumna Judy Reimer as a gift for
her children has taken on a greater meaning.
Reimer was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1990, and in 1993, when she
discovered the cancer had spread, began quilting.
grads give to students of tomorrow
When 500 members of UBC's class of 1946 got together in June, they decided they
wanted to do something more for the university, and for future generations of
Members of the university community will gather in War Memorial Gym Nov. 11 for
UBC's annual Remembrance Day service.
spin-off probes bugs for new drugs
Prof. Julian Davies ushered Canada's Minister of Industry into the invisible
world of microbes earlier this month at the launch of his drug discovery
company, TerraGen Diversity Inc.
"We are in the business of the invisible," Davies told the Hon. John Manley.
"We are exploring the last great frontier left on the planet."
research gets boost from federal funds
The Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada (PAPRICAN) Vancouver laboratory
has undertaken a major research project to develop technologies that eliminate
pulp and paper mill pollution at the source.
The project, recently announced by federal Industry Minister John Manley at the
laboratory in UBC's Discovery Park, will see up to $9 million in repayable
contributions invested by the federal government. The pulp and paper industry
is contributing an additional $27 million.
achievements marked at gala dinner
The Alumni Association and Athletic and Sport Services Dept. are joining forces
to host a gala dinner saluting the achievements of UBC graduates.
The dinner will honor winners of the UBC Alumni Awards and inductees into the
UBC Sports Hall of Fame.
The Alumni Awards recognize nine individuals for their outstanding
achievements. Among those being honored this year are Alzheimer's researcher
Prof. Emeritus Edith McGeer, one of the founders of UBC's Alma Mater Society,
Evelyn Lett, and former head of Athletics, Bob Hindmarch.
programs big for business schools
When Kim Paterson graduated with a Master of Business Administration degree
from UBC earlier this year, she joined the ranks of a growing number of
students leaving university with at least a little international experience
under their belts.
In 1995, while enrolled in the MBA program, Paterson spent four months studying
international management at the Copenhagen Business School.
to watch Nov. 1-16
On-campus sports action continues with a two-game series Nov. 1-2 when the
Thunderbird hockey team takes on the Calgary Dinosaurs at the
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre. Games start at 7:30 p.m.