The Law Students' Legal Advice Program (LSLAP) is operating in 25 neighbourhood clinics throughout the Lower Mainland until March 21, offering free legal advice to low-income residents.

Two hundred law student volunteers offer advice on a variety of subjects including small claims actions, landlord-tenant disputes, wills, employment issues and criminal matters. LSLAP also provides a low-cost service for people seeking uncontested divorces.

Two campus clinics are open -- one is located in the Student Union Building and one in Brock Hall.

For more information about other clinic locations and hours of operation, call 822-5791.

The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies has opened its Major Thematic Grant Program.

A grant is for a period of three years and for up to $500,000.

The institute was established to support fundamental, interdisciplinary research and creative activities which have the potential to result in significant advances to knowledge. The key criteria for the Major Thematic Grant Program, as for all activities of the institute, are that the work be exciting, innovative, and unlikely to occur without institute funding. The thematic proposals should involve basic research and should cut across disciplinary boundaries.

The project is expected to bring together a multi-disciplinary team of excellent researchers from UBC as well as distinguished international experts. The competition is conducted in two stages. The stage one deadline is March 15, 1997 and the announcement of those proposals invited to proceed to stage two will be made by April 30.

For more information, phone 822-4782, fax 822-4222, e-mail or check the institute's web site at

Acadia Mini Mart, owned and operated by UBC Food Services since 1986, will be leased through Housing and Conferences to an independent contractor as of Feb. 1. Judy Vaz, acting director of Food Services, cited a decrease in profitability for the move. The operation will continue as a mini grocery store, located in the Fairview complex. Some changes to the store's product line are planned.