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Grad reveals wisdom in elders' storytelling

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 and neglected.

Homegrown tenor, industrialist honoured

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.

Science dean named to V-P, Academic post

Faculty of Science Dean Prof. Barry McBride has been appointed vice-president, Academic and Provost, for a six-year term beginning Jan. 1, 1998.

World leaders come to campus Nov. 25

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.

MOA exhibit spotlights Chinese art treasures

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 collections.

Students propose to enliven campus core

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.

Innovation '97 organizers invite campus to light up

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.