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University faces deep budget cuts

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.

UBC grad takes UBC technology into space

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 named to Board of Governors

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.

Arbitration awards increments to faculty

Roughly 70 per cent of UBC faculty members will receive Career Progress Increments (CPI) following an arbitrated decision made last month.

St. John's new principal aims for light and truth

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, China.

Former CBC executive heads journalism school

Former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation executive Donna Logan has been named director of the Sing Tao School of Journalism. Her appointment began Aug. 1.

No easy solution to fish war warns expert

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 avoid.

Outdoor workers at high risk for skin cancer

Sunscreen is just for the beach, right? Not according to a study comparing sun exposure during leisure and work activities recently released.

Official Community Plan gets GVRD go-ahead

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.

Liu Centre to be housed near International House

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.

Bad breath on dentists' minds

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.

Seldom-seen Romantic's works come to Belkin Gallery

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.

UBC makes a splash on national swim programs

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.