The University of British Columbia is making the deepest budget cuts in more
than a decade in order to produce a balanced budget for the 1997/98 fiscal year.
A UBC graduate has boldly gone where no UBC graduate has gone before. Astronaut
Bjarni Tryggvason, a UBC Engineering Physics grad, is orbiting the earth in
the space shuttle Discovery, which blasted off from Florida Aug. 7.
Three new members have been appointed by the province to the university's Board of Governors.
They are business leader Larry Bell, health educator Guninder Mumick and natural
resource strategist Linda Thorstad.
Roughly 70 per cent of UBC faculty members will receive Career Progress Increments
(CPI) following an arbitrated decision made last month.
When St. John's College welcomes its first 32 resident scholars from around
the world this September, Grant Ingram is determined to see it follows in the
spirit of `light and truth' that was the motto of its namesake in Shanghai,
Former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation executive Donna Logan has been named
director of the Sing Tao School of Journalism. Her appointment began Aug. 1.
Zoologist Tony Pitcher, UBC co-director of the Pacific Fisheries Think Tank, holds his thumb and index finger a few centimetres apart.
"In the area around Hong Kong and the South China Sea there isn't a fish longer than that. They've completely wrecked their environment."
The possibility that the South China Sea may be an example of what lies ahead
for our West Coast fishery is something that he, SFU co-director Bob Brown,
and other scientists at the Pacific Fisheries Think Tank are working hard to
Sunscreen is just for the beach, right? Not according to a study comparing
sun exposure during leisure and work activities recently released.
The Official Community Plan (OCP), which is a framework for long-term development
on the UBC campus, gained fourth and final reading from the Greater Vancouver
Regional District late last month.
The university is proceeding with a plan to build facilities for the Liu Centre
for International Studies adjacent to International House at Gate 4 following
the Board of Governors' rejection of a proposal to build a multi-use facility
at the Faculty Club site.
The Faculty of Dentistry isn't afraid to talk about bad breath.
That's why they're hosting the Third International Conference on Breath Odor
on campus Aug. 22-23.
Exhibit organizers describe it as the art blockbuster of the summer.
When over 80 rarely seen works by the French Romantic painter, Theodore Gericault,
go on display at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery Aug. 15, it will mark
the first time the works have come to Canada.
Top swimmers from B.C. and Western Canada have gained a new and comprehensive
training facility with the designation of the UBC Aquatic Centre as the UBC
Thunderbird National Swim Centre.