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Ottawa commits dollars to research

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.

Molecular biologists win Hughes Institute grants

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.

Student projects fund needs injection

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.

Faculty, students make music at gala opening

"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.

Students' Web page helps grieving families

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 hungry for wood co-op grads

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.

Financial Post dubs UBC prof leader in education

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 detects star's birth 5,000 light-years away

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 light-years away.

T-Birds volley to face foes in national meet

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.

Koerner Library home to more than books

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.

Interdisciplinary research: fad or practical solution?

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.