Students will play a major role in the day's events as Martha Piper is installed
as UBC's 11th president on Thursday, Sept. 25.
The University of British Columbia launched a major project this month to increase
the participation of B.C. women in information technology careers.
Thanks to donations, students this fall will benefit from 50 new financial
awards worth about $415,000.
Gram for gram it's the most diseased organ in the body, say local investigators.
Yet in 1995/96 only $560,000 was spent in Canada for research into prostate
cancer according to a survey of 22 granting agencies.
UBC's Climate Prediction Group were among the first in the world to predict
this year's El Niño event -- the first time an El Niño has been
correctly forecast in Canada.
Pharmaceutical Sciences is prescribing advanced clinical skills, unique projects
and patient involvement for graduates taking its community pharmacy residency
It's called the silent thief.
Affecting 1.4 million Canadians, it results in fractures, deformity, disability and is a significant cause of death among the elderly.
Yet many people don't even consider osteoporosis to be a disease, according
to European findings.