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Few students carry condoms, study says
Despite numerous national and international campaigns promoting safe sex and
warning of the risk of HIV infection, very few university students actually
carry condoms with them when they head out for a night on the town, a recent
UBC study shows.
Choi building hosts
first conference on Asia
The mounting political and economic might of Asia comes under the collective
scrutiny of prominent scholars from Asia and North America next month at the
inaugural conference of the C.K. Choi Building for the Institute of Asian
Green named Trekker
Community activist Jim Green is this year's recipient of the Great Trekker
Award, given by the students of UBC to a graduate who has achieved eminence in
his or her field of endeavor.
Women Students' Office celebrates long tradition
In 1921, Agnes McPhail took her seat as the first woman elected to Parliament
and Mary Bollert became UBC's first Adviser of Women.
It's 75 years later, and one of the oldest student services established at the
university is celebrating its long tradition of serving the needs of women
students and welcoming them to the campus community.
Deteriorating totems to be saved by funds
Weathering and natural decay have taken a toll on the Totem Village on the
grounds of the Museum of Anthropology, but the museum hopes to save these
cultural treasures by raising funds to repair and enhance them.
Federal conference held east and west
The experience of other countries may hold the key to problems within Canadian
federalism, say organizers of a conference co-hosted by UBC.
Museum clinics geared at preserving home treasures
Heat, humidity, insects and dirt are the age-old enemies in the battle to
prevent valued objects from decaying.
Now the Museum of Anthropology is holding a series of clinics and talks that
will look at how principles of preventive conservation are applied to managing
museum collections and to caring for objects in the home.
Pros and cons of ethics topics for class debate
Should a tobacco firm aggressively market its products abroad or to specific
social groups such as females and youth to compensate for otherwise declining
demand? Should multinational firms apply the same ethical, safety and
environmental standards in all countries in which they operate?
Program rolls out carpet for first-time science students
A pancake breakfast is the traditional kick-off for a Faculty of Science
program that introduces new students to faculty members, graduate students and
senior undergraduates who will help them adjust to university life.
United Way broadens appeal
UBC United Way campaign co-chairs Margaret Sayer of University Computing
Services and Theatre Prof. Raymond Hall are reaching out to the extended campus
community for help in achieving the 1996 campus campaign goal of $290,260.