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Shots top 15,000 in measles onslaught

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.

Tuition fees to rise for international graduate students

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Board of Governors voted in favour of the increase at its meeting Feb. 6 despite a Senate motion to have the increase rescinded.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.

Library latest legacy of generous spirit

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

Facility to continue to provide child care

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.

Parents give to help build library collection

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.

Arts, science students win top AMS executive posts

The Students for Students slate will dominate student council this year, filling four of the five executive offices.

Festival showcases contemporary composers

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.

Scholarship pays tribute to geologist Spence

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.