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Public Information Meetings on APEC '97 (March 27)

Public Meetings on Key Issues of the Official Community Plan for UBC (April 1 and 3)

Ties with China earn Commerce award

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).

UBC powerful draw for international students

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.

Input sought for governance study

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.

Hail Hale-Bopp, Spring king of comets

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.

"Julie" vies for title of Most Human Computer

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.

New rehab lab extends school's research reach

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.

Drug holds promise for steady heartbeat: study

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.

Volleyball team nabs CIAU silver

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.

March 21 events aim to help end racism

UBC will mark the International Day to Eliminate Racial Discrimination, March 21, with events that include panel discussions, speakers, and theatre.