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European Studies new centre's focus

UBC is joining with European partners in business and government to establish a permanent Institute for European Studies within the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The institute will be devoted to interdisciplinary research and to graduate education leading to MA and PhD degrees in European Studies.

Vision, hard work leave legacy to learning

When David Strangway steps down as UBC's 10th president at the end of this month, he leaves a university greatly shaped by his vision and dedication.

Refugees pursue studies thanks to campus help

In his native Rwanda, Willy Rangira lived in fear for four years. It was dangerous to venture out after dark in case he encountered soldiers or bands of Hutu men looking for a Tutsi such as himself.

Top students tackle Shad summer projects

Fifty-two top math and science students from Canadian high schools will gain some insight into the lives of people with visual impairments this summer as they participate in the Shad Valley Program at UBC.

Committee considers faculty club options

The Advisory Committee on the Faculty Club continues to examine the feasibility of re-opening the former Faculty Club building as a financially viable gathering place.

Researchers ready to take whale of a call

John Ford is probably the only person in the world who might realistically expect to answer his cellular phone and hear killer whales on the line -- live from somewhere along B.C.'s coastline.

Burnaby target for architects' challenge

UBC Architecture and Landscape Architecture students and top local and international architects and landscape architects will join forces on an urban design task that will provide a legacy of ideas and inspiration for urban planners across North America.