1996 UBC Authors . Forum . News Digest . Offbeat . People . Letters to the Editor . Calendar
The creation of an $800 million foundation in the 1997 federal budget shows
a firm commitment by government to building Canada's research and development
capabilities, said Bernard Bressler, UBC vice-president, Research.
Vanessa Auld and B. Brett Finlay fight disease one molecule at a time.
The UBC scientists have received $275,000 (U.S.) each from the Howard Hughes
Medical Institute to further research into the genesis of nerve disorders and
bacterial infections -- innovative work combining genetics, biochemistry and
molecular and cell biology.
A fund that has helped finance extracurricular activities for UBC students
for nearly 20 years is seeking to increase its endowment so it can continue
to offer much-needed support.
"The hour has come."
While many music enthusiasts will recognize the title of the choral symphony
by Canadian composer Srul Irving Glick, Jesse Read uses it to sum up the feeling
running through the School of Music these days.
An Internet home page created by two UBC nursing students will help B.C. parents
deal with the loss of a child to cancer and gain access to support and resources
a B.C.'s Children's Hospital social worker says.
Employers are snapping up students in UBC's Wood Products Processing Co-operative
Education Program--evidence that the industry demand that led to the creation
of the program is a reality, the program's director says.
Peter Frost, a professor of Industrial Relations Management in UBC's Faculty
of Commerce and Business Administration, has won the first Leaders in Management
Education award for the Western Canada region.
Astrophysicist Bill McCutcheon scans the night sky with radio telescopes in
search of celestial treasure. Recently, he and his colleagues announced that
they'd hit the jackpot with their discovery of a hot star-forming region 5,000
The UBC Thunderbirds women's volleyball team managed to make its mark on the
University of Alberta Pandas' otherwise flawless record this season with a UBC
victory on the last game of regular season play.
Ill health prevented Walter C. Koerner from attending the site dedication ceremony on Nov. 4, 1993 for the new UBC library that would bear his name.
But the message he sent to be read on that occasion spoke of a dream which
becomes a reality on March 10 as the university celebrates the official opening
of the Walter C. Koerner Library.
Is interdisciplinarity a fad or a practical solution to private and public troubles?
Philosophers, historians, geographers, psychologists and literary scholars
from around the world gather at UBC's Green College this month to discuss the
future of interdisciplinary teaching and research.