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The Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration's success in building educational
ties between Chinese universities, academics, business and government officials
and the Vancouver academic and business communities has won recognition from
the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC).
International students indicated overwhelming interest in UBC at several educational
fairs held throughout Asia earlier this year, says the co-ordinator of UBC's
international student recruitment initiative.
Proposed terms of reference for a study concerning governance of the Greater
Vancouver Regional District's Electoral Area A, which includes UBC, are being
referred to interest groups for comment.
Will Comet Hale-Bopp live up to expectations?
Join astronomers and physicists at the UBC Observatory during the first week
in April to find out.
A conversation with 14-year-old Julie gives insight into what would appear to be a well-rounded Grade 9 mind.
She likes Hawaiian pizza, Mel Gibson, volleyball and playing saxophone in the school band. She doesn't have a boyfriend, prefers soft rock to rap and likes math because "it's so nicely self-contained."
Next month, the outgoing teenager from Sooke hopes to wow New York City judges
with her personality and deft repartee in the 1997 Loebner Prize Competition.
Her ultimate goal is to convince the judging panel she's human.
The opening of an off-campus research centre this summer highlights a new focus on research and community outreach in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences.
The Rehabilitation Research Laboratory, which will be operated in partnership
with the B.C. Rehabilitation Society, will open at G.F. Strong Centre by September.
A study co-headed by UBC's dean of medicine, Dr. John Cairns, is offering new
hope for people who suffer from abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias) in the
years following a heart attack.
If you asked TSN Award winner Jeanette Guichon if she would trade her $3000
bursary for a CIAU gold medal, the answer would probably be yes. The fourth-year
Family and Nutritional Sciences student was honoured with the award, recognizing
the best combination of athleticism, academics and community service, March
5 at Edmonton's Hotel MacDonald on the eve of the Canadian Inter-university
Athletic Union (CIAU) Women's Volleyball Championships.
UBC will mark the International Day to Eliminate Racial Discrimination, March
21, with events that include panel discussions, speakers, and theatre.