There have been 10 other presidential installations at UBC but the campus has
never seen anything quite like the one that took place Sept. 25.
The UBC campus will welcome friends old and new at Homecoming '97, a six-day event that runs Oct. 14-19.
Among the highlights are class reunions, varsity football, the annual Great
Trekker Award, a chance to meet UBC's new president Martha Piper and tour new
facilities like the Koerner Library and the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.
The United Way kicks off its annual UBC campaign Oct. 7 when volunteers will wave to people arriving on campus as a reminder of UBC's tradition of strong participation in the campaign.
Employee Campaign Chair Peter Nault, Plant Operations, says UBC hopes to contribute
$310,000 this year to United Way's goal of raising $24.2 million in the Lower
Every now and then, History Prof. George Egerton hears from people he taught
when he first came to UBC in the 1970s. Some of those students, now in the employ
of the Canadian Foreign Service, have gone from studying history and foreign
policy to being very much a part of it.
Hot off its crushing 32-0 victory over the Manitoba Bisons, the UBC Thunderbird
football team is set to take on cross-town rivals, the Simon Fraser University
Clansmen, in the 20th annual Shrum Bowl at Swangard Stadium Oct. 4.
UBC's Faculty of Education is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a series
of special events Oct. 17 and 18, held in conjunction with Homecoming '97
Adolescent suicide will be the topic of the John F. McCreary Lecture, one of
several public events to be held during this year's Health Sciences Week, Oct.14-16.