Canadian Grade 4 students have performed well in a UBC-based international
test of mathematics and science skills, according to recently released survey
The medical schools of the University of British Columbia and the University
of Hong Kong and their affiliated teaching hospitals have announced a major
new research and education partnership
Three UBC faculty members have been chosen to head their faculties for six-year terms beginning July 1.
Prof. Moura Quayle has been appointed dean of Agricultural Sciences. Prof.
Michael Isaacson has been named dean of Applied Science, and Prof. Joost Blom
becomes dean of Law.
UBC President David Strangway is this year's recipient of the Vancouver Board
of Trade's Community Leadership Award.
UBC's Senate recently voted to "reluctantly" and "grudgingly" accept a government
mandated increase in enrolment of 3.2 per cent for the coming year. The vote
was a reversal of Senate's decision in April to refuse to accept further enrolment
increases without an accompanying increase in funds.
The appointments of two associate vice-presidents and a new university librarian
were recently approved by the Board of Governors.
Twenty hours before the last federal election polling station closed its doors
on June 2, traders on UBC's Election Stock Market (UBC-ESM) had already predicted
the Liberal party's slim majority bang on.
Sophisticated microfabrication equipment donated to UBC by TRIUMF will boost
the high-tech manufacturing industry in B.C., says Tom Tiedje, director of UBC's
Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory (AMPEL).
UBC alumni gave more than $1 million to the university through the 1996/97 Annual Fund campaign.
This is the second consecutive year in which alumni donations to the campaign
have exceeded $1 million. In total, alumni have given more than $4.25 million
to the university in the last fiscal year.
Equity holdings of the University of British Columbia in research-based enterprises
-- most of which were created from UBC research -- reached $6.9 million as of
March 31, 1997.
The proliferation of technology-based, distance education courses has prompted
two UBC studies looking into their effectiveness.
UBC's management and professional (M&P) staff have, for the first time,
negotiated an agreement on conditions and terms of employment with the university.
Ask Prof. Emeritus Basil Stuart-Stubbs when UBC acquired the first component
of its renowned Malcolm Lowry archive, and he'll resolutely tell you that it
was on March 1, 1961.
Dozens of B.C. high school students and the general public will get a close
look at a solar car this summer as UBC's Solar Car Project hits the road with
an educational exhibition.
UBC law students and faculty will get the opportunity to study and teach in
Thailand under a collaborative agreement reached between UBC and Chulalongkorn
The new generation of global issues now challenging societies and their governments
worldwide will be the focus of the new Liu Centre for International Studies