Graduating student Shirley Sterling is the author of a book she says was difficult to write, but even more difficult for some people to pick up and read.
My Name is Seepeetza recounts Sterling's experiences in the Kamloops
Indian Residential School in the late 1950s, a time when First Nations children
were taken from their parents, forbidden to speak their language and often abused
Ben Heppner, the UBC School of Music graduate enjoying acclaim as one of the
premier tenors on concert stages around the world, and Shinroku Morohashi, the
chair of Mitsubishi Corporation, will receive honorary degrees from the university
at Fall Congregation.
Faculty of Science Dean Prof. Barry McBride has been appointed vice-president,
Academic and Provost, for a six-year term beginning Jan. 1, 1998.
When world leaders arrive on campus for the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation Economic Leaders' Meeting Nov. 25, the international spotlight will shine more brightly on UBC than it has in years.
But few campus issues in recent years have also stirred up as much passionate
debate, especially among students.
The Museum of Anthropology will mark the conclusion of the APEC conference
with an exhibit of ancient Chinese art from one of the world's finest private
The area of University Boulevard between Wesbrook Mall and East Mall is the subject of intense scrutiny by Landscape Architecture and Architecture students.
The area, part of the academic core, includes the War Memorial Gymnasium,
General Services Administration Building and the Friedman building, and is identified
as having the potential for increased commercial and transit use in the Official
Community Plan (OCP) for UBC, approved earlier this year by UBC's Board of Governors
and the Greater Vancouver Regional District.
A lantern procession and ceremony to mark the beginning of the festive season
on campus will be part of a special reception for graduates attending the 5
p.m. Fall Congregation ceremonies Nov. 20.