Members of Senate say they will not give their approval to government-mandated increases in undergraduate enrolment until adequate funding is available to ensure the university can maintain high standards of education.
The Ministry of Education is withholding $2 million in funding for UBC because
the university did not meet the ministry's targeted enrolment increase this
Ten UBC women have been nominated for the 1997 Vancouver YWCA Women of Distinction awards.
The university swept all five nominations in the category of Science and Technology.
The nominees are: Prof. Joan Anderson, School of Nursing; Prof. Connie Eaves,
Medical Genetics and deputy director, Terry Fox Laboratory; Prof. Sheila Innis,
Pediatrics; Maria Klawe, vice-president, Student and Academic Services and professor
of Computer Science; and Prof. Rabab Ward, Electrical Engineering and director
of the Centre for Integrated Computers Systems Research.
The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts opens its doors to the public May 11-24 with a two-week celebration of music, theatre and film that showcases the versatility of the stunning new complex.
The Spring Festival features performances and works by Timothy Findley, John
MacLachlan Gray, Veronica Tennant, Spirit of the West, the Vancouver Symphony
Orchestra and many others.
Second-year law student Justine Wiltshire has received a Most Eloquent Speaker
Award for her participation in the Model United Nations (MUN) conferences held
recently in New York.
Students voted four to one in opposition to the implementation of a $90 student technology fee during a referendum held April 9-16.
"Obviously, given the outcome of the referendum, we are going to recommend
to the board that the fee not be implemented," said Maria Klawe, vice-president,
Student and Academic Services.
From the air, Trapridge Glacier resembles a pie crust scored and ready for global warming.
This is the view UBC's six-member glaciology team sees before landing via
helicopter at its base camp steps from the glacier's edge. The lines visible
on the surface are stress fractures in the ice caused by powerful forces under
the glacier as it slides over an uneven bed.
When Rick Hansen completes the 10th anniversary tour of his wheelchair odyssey
around the globe later this month, he will turn his considerable energies to
building -- figuratively and literally -- the Rick Hansen Institute.
As many as 2,000 underprivileged young people who would not normally get dental care will visit a free clinic at UBC this month.
The clinic is funded by the Ministry of Health and is staffed by third-year
UBC dentistry students and dental hygienist and dental assistant students from
Vancouver Community and Douglas colleges
Automobile air bags designed for the American market are not necessarily appropriate
for Canadian drivers, says a UBC researcher who has been studying accidents
involving air bags for nearly four years.
Five faculty members of UBC's School of Nursing were honoured by the Registered
Nurses Association of B.C. (RNABC) at a ceremony last month
The origin of life and finding new drugs in dirt are among the topics of a
science symposium to be held on campus May 3.