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Centres 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.


Mother's 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.


Yesterday's 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 students.


Remember Nov. 11

Members of the university community will gather in War Memorial Gym Nov. 11 for UBC's annual Remembrance Day service.


UBC 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."


Pollution 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.


Alumni 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.


Exchange 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.


Sports 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.