Four UBC faculty members are nominees in the 1998 Vancouver YWCA Women of Distinction
Women, who years ago may have passed up opportunities in computer science to
raise families or pursue other careers, have gained an opportunity to participate
in a unique program aimed at positioning them as leaders in the information
A new campus group, UBC Future Alumni, has been formed to bring students and
alumni closer together.
Many children's learning disabilities go undetected because schools are under-staffed
and under-equipped, says Education Prof. Linda Siegel, one of Canada's leading
experts in the field.
Reported cases of discrimination and harassment at UBC have declined by more
than a third since last year while consultation on equity issues rose by 50
per cent, according to the Equity Office's 1997 annual report.
Former UBC president David Strangway has been appointed president and chief
executive officer of the Canada Foundation for Innovation.
When the "Big One" hits Vancouver, Jody Sydor wants to be sure the UBC community knows how to respond.
But Sydor, UBC's new emergency planning co-ordinator in Health, Safety and
Environment, isn't just thinking about major disasters such as earthquakes.
More than 150 faculty members from UBC and other western Canadian universities
took part in a two-day workshop with World Bank senior officials on campus recently
to explore ways of working together to help developing countries achieve sustainable
A chemical once produced in the manufacture of white bread may play a role
in the increased incidence of some neurological diseases, according to the preliminary
findings of a team of UBC researchers.
The Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration has shown once again that
it is Canada's top business school for research.
From women's lib to corporate downsizing, staff at UBC's downtown Women's Resources
Centre (WRC) have a lot to look back on as they celebrate their 25th year of
Mathematicians around the world have gained access to a Web-based resource
developed at UBC with the support of Sun Microsystems Inc. The site will help
them develop and publish software for use on the Internet, in course work and
in research projects.
Six faculty members in UBC's School of Nursing received awards from the Registered
Nurses Association of B.C. recently.