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A student technology fee of $90 will be voted on in a student referendum to
be held April 9-16.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
UBC's Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration will offer education
programs on behalf of the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) starting Jan.
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.
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.