The first measles case at UBC was reported late last week, even as Vancouver Health Board staff sought to control the spread of the disease through a massive UBC vaccination campaign Feb. 11-18.
More than 15,000 UBC students, faculty and staff were vaccinated as campus
departments pooled their efforts with Vancouver Health Board staff to organize
the vaccination blitz.
Starting next fall, tuition fees for international graduate students will rise to two-and-a-half times that paid by domestic graduate students at UBC.
The Board of Governors voted in favour of the increase at its meeting Feb.
6 despite a Senate motion to have the increase rescinded. The Senate had passed
its motion with a vote of 30-25.
When family, friends and admirers of the late Walter C. Koerner gather at the
Museum of Anthropology on March 9 for a memorial service celebrating his life,
they will be surrounded by the immense goodwill he bestowed on UBC for more
than four decades
UBC's Board of Governors has supported a decision by the dean of the Faculty
of Education to close the Child Study Centre (CSC) and referred the question
about appropriate future use of the facility for early childhood education or
day care to the university's administration.
When UBC student callers contact parents on behalf of the annual Parents Appeal
to support the UBC Library Collection Enrichment Fund, they often find that
parents are keen to talk to them about student life at UBC.
The Students for Students slate will dominate student council this year, filling
four of the five executive offices.
UBC's School of Music and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Vancouver present
a week-long homage to Italian and Canadian composers Feb. 24 to March 1.
A graduate scholarship endowment is being established in memory of Colin Spence,
a geologist and member of the board of advisers for UBC's Mineral Deposit Research
Unit, who was killed last June while surveying a mine site in the Philippines
for an Australian mining company.