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Science First! series ready to ignite students' curiosity
Lee Gass is revving himself up for a lunch date with science students this
"I'm going to get those students to understand some things about how science
operates and what science is as a human endeavour," he says. "I'm going to get
them to know in their bones that any creative process starts from a profound
appreciation of our ignorance and a willingness to articulate what that is."
Nursing faculty start pregnancy resource
A new pregnancy drop-in clinic has been established at UBC to provide support
and information to women in the Vancouver area who are pregnant or are
UBC faculty awarded 3M teaching fellowships
Two UBC faculty members are among this year's recipients of the coveted 3M
Associate Professor of Nursing, Clarissa Green, and Dr. William Schreiber, an
associate professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, were among 10
educators selected from 64 nominees at 28 Canadian universities to receive the
Earth, ocean merger boosts collaboration
On April 1 of this year, geophysicist Robert Ellis officially became head of
UBC's newest academic amalgam -- the Dept. of Earth and Ocean Sciences.
Though the department's creation has been in the works for six years, the
scientific merger of geology, geophysics and oceanography has been a process
underway since the Second World War.
Geers garner awards for design solutions
Medical devices designed by UBC engineering students took the top two prizes in
the medical device category of the recent 96 Solutions+ student design
Project focuses attention on plight of survivors of violence
Every 12 seconds a gong strikes as another woman is battered. Every minute a
whistle blows, reporting another rape. Four times in 24 hours a bell rings,
mourning the women who have died that day as a result of violence.
These sounds speak louder than statistics on behalf of women survivors and
victims of violence in North America. So do multi-coloured t-shirts. Together,
they form the basis for the Clothesline Project, a visual and audio display of
violence against women.