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Students to vote on technology fee

A student technology fee of $90 will be voted on in a student referendum to be held April 9-16.

Opera star, judge to be honoured

University of British Columbia graduates Ben Heppner, a celebrated tenor in the world's premier opera houses, and retired B.C. provincial court justice Alfred Scow are among 14 distinguished individuals to be awarded honorary degrees by UBC this year.

Ornithologist's book rolls off the presses

For legions of bird-watchers, The Birds of British Columbia is not just another book; it's an event.

And for UBC Press, it's a landmark publication -- one of the largest projects it has ever undertaken, a benchmark in regional ornithology and an important milestone in the documentation of B.C.'s incredibly rich birdlife.

Conference tackles academic freedom

Political correctness. Chilly climates. Charges of racism and sexism. Fears of free speech stifled. These issues have generated heated and divisive debate at many universities -- including UBC -- in recent years.

A conference to be held on campus April 10-12 will tackle these and many other related topics in an effort to foster greater understanding among the often antagonistic viewpoints.

Political Science scholar earns top honour

Political Science Prof. Kalevi Holsti has become only the seventh UBC faculty member to be named a University Killam Professor, the highest honour bestowed by the university on its faculty.

Lifelong learning on upswing, study shows

A significantly higher number of British Columbians are participating in adult education and training programs than were a decade ago, UBC researchers say.

Compared to previous Statistics Canada figures measuring adults' participation in education and training, the rate of increase in B.C. was more than double the rate for Canada.

More to a bargain than money, professor finds

Retailers who think they can attract shoppers by simply promising savings might be surprised to hear that money alone is not necessarily enough to make a bargain hunter happy.

Commerce to offer real estate appraisal program next year

UBC's Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration will offer education programs on behalf of the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) starting Jan. 1, 1998.

Seed fund gives research a boost

Promising research at UBC and 10 other universities in Western Canada got a boost recently with the announcement of a $25 million fund supporting early stage development of new technologies.

Student exchange proves popular

A record 265 students have been accepted into UBC student exchange programs this year -- 250 in the Exchange Abroad Program (EAP) and 15 in the Group of Ten Exchange Program (GOTSEP) across Canada.