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UBC reviews Pacific Games proposal

UBC is seeking input from the campus and its neighbors prior to making a decision on whether or not it should join the Lower Mainland community in offering a venue for the Pacific Games, which would bring athletes from 43 countries to Vancouver June 16-29, 2001.

Foundation millions go to health research

UBC medical researchers have been granted more than $3 million of the total $3.7 million awarded recently by the B.C. Health Research Foundation (BCHRF).

Staff program graduates first group

The first 21 UBC staff members to complete certificates in the university's MOST staff training and development program were recognized at a lunch in the First Nations Longhouse March 20.

Educator endeavors to quell fear of poetry

"I wandered lonely as a cloud," the high school teacher singsongs from the front of the classroom. Students slouch at their desks, eyes rolling back into their heads.

Does teaching poetry have to be like this?

AMS, Transit partner to bus bikes to campus

Twenty-one new low-floor articulated buses scheduled to go into service this September on the 99 B-Line route will have an added feature, thanks to an arrangement between BC Transit and UBC.

Each of the new buses will be equipped with exterior bicycle racks that allow for the transport of up to two bikes per bus.

Star rusher, swimmer, three teams, year's best athletes

Mark Nohra, the UBC Thunderbird football star whose incredible season of rushing culminated in the team's Vanier Cup victory, and Olympic swimmer Sarah Evanetz, who won 20 Canadian university championship gold medals in four years, received UBC's top athletic awards at the 77th Annual Big Block Awards Banquet March 25.

Exchange noted for bridging Pacific

A unique exchange program that brings Japanese and Canadian students together in residence and classes at UBC has gained recognition for internationalizing the campus and involving international students in campus life.

Valley dairy farm goes educational

UBC researchers, including faculty members and graduate and undergraduate students, are gaining greater access to research opportunities as UBC formalizes an arrangement to take over management of an Agassiz dairy research facility.

Rigorous regimen aims to send heart disease packing

Turning back the clock on heart disease is the aim of a new program at the Faculty of Medicine's St. Paul's Hospital campus.

Designed for 25-to 65-year-old men and women with heart disease, the Atherosclerosis Reversal Clinic (ARC) is helping patients aggressively reduce their risk factors to reverse coronary artery disease.

Opera program up and humming

The School of Music's opera program is hitting a high note.

Enrolment is soaring, grads are finding work and new outreach programs have students singing everywhere from schools in Chilliwack to the opera houses of Europe.

Island waste facility to close

UBC will close a northern Vancouver Island composting facility because it no longer helps fulfil the mandate of the university or supports research and education.