UBC students are invited to apply for the 1998 Canadian Cambridge Scholarship.
The Cambridge Canadian Trust, a group of Cambridge alumni, will award fully funded scholarships for two undergraduate and two graduate students to pursue degrees at the 800-year-old English university.
The competition is open to high school and university students across Canada.
The winners must combine academic merit, extra-curricular activities and the potential to contribute to Canadian life after they complete their studies in England. Reference letters and a 500-word essay on why the applicant wants to attend Cambridge University must accompany the application which is due Oct. 9, 1997.
More information and an application form is available on the World Wide Web at www.techmedia.ca/ccs or by calling the Cambridge Canadian Trust at (416) 964-2569.
A special CBC Television program on Sunday, Oct. 5 will capture the excitement of a Vancouver gala honouring the 10th anniversary of Rick Hansen's Man in Motion World Wheelchair Tour.
Rita MacNeil, David Foster, Ashley MacIsaac, Roch Vosine, Jeff Hyslop and Amy Sky are part of the special tribute which also includes video appearances by Celine Dion, Wayne Gretzky, David Suzuki and Christopher Reeve.
Hansen, executive director of the Rick Hansen Institute at UBC, says the 10th anniversary tour was a chance to get a message of thanks, hope and new challenges out to hundreds of thousands of Canadians.
The Rick Hansen Institute helps meet those challenges by providing leadership and support to the disabled through collaborative efforts in education, research, rehabilitation, health promotion and leadership training.