The unique challenges posed by inclusiveness to traditional academic principles will be explored during Academic Freedom and the Inclusive University, a three-day conference taking place on campus April 10 to 12 at the Student Union Building.
Speakers will address broad historical, philosophical and political questions raised by inclusiveness, including sexism and racism, and provide a forum for critical scrutiny and creative debate about these issues.
Bernard Shapiro, principal of McGill University, will deliver the keynote address on the role of the university in a changing culture.
Presenters also include Lorna Marsden, president of Wilfred Laurier University and Judy Rebick, political commentator and former president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women.
Public attendance is welcome and audience participation will be encouraged through question periods, focus groups and workshops. For more information call 822-1050, fax 822-1069 or visit the Web site at www.conferences.ubc.ca
Three UBC Science students have won Governor General's Canada Scholarships in Environmental Sciences for work in their respective fields of study.
Nicholas Kim Jones (Oceanography/Chemistry), Peter MacPherson (Environmental Sciences) and Samuel Skinner (Biology/Ecology) received the awards from Gov. Gen. Romeo LeBlanc last month.
The UBC students were among 15 winners of the $1,500 scholarships sponsored by DuPont Canada.
Just as the measles outbreak among young adults seems to be tailing off, 13 cases of mumps been diagnosed in Vancouver according to the Vancouver-Richmond Health Board.
Those infected with the disease range in age between 19 and 28 years.
Mumps is a viral disease causing fever and, in many cases, swelling of the salivary glands in the face.
People who were born prior to 1957, have had mumps before and have already had one dose of mumps vaccine are considered immune. Anyone who believes they have mumps should call their doctor.
For more information, call the Vancouver-Richmond Health Board at 736-2033.
UBC's Public Affairs Office won a silver medal at the annual conference of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
The award came in the writing/news release category of the CASE District VIII gathering which encompasses colleges, universities and independent schools in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and Western Canada.
The silver medal entry was a news release promoting research in UBC's Laboratory for Computational Intelligence (LCI) in the Dept. of Computer Science.
The release featured research breakthroughs in the development of artificial intelligence -- specifically, robots that can think, reason and act on their own. The LCI project has subsequently gained the attention of local, national and international media.