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Four faculty among YWCA nominees

Four UBC faculty members are nominees in the 1998 Vancouver YWCA Women of Distinction awards.

Program puts women back in technology

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 technology industry.

Alumni, students ease newcomers' way

A new campus group, UBC Future Alumni, has been formed to bring students and alumni closer together.

Kids' disabilities often missed, says expert

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.

Good equity practices reduce conflicts: report

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.

Strangway to head Innovation Foundation

Former UBC president David Strangway has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

New planner readies campus for disasters

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.

Faculty share ideas with World Bank

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 growth.

Flour may hold clue to ALS rise, says researcher

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.

Commerce rated tops in Canada for research

The Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration has shown once again that it is Canada's top business school for research.

Downtown women's centre marks 25 years

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 operation.

Mathematics comes alive on new Web site

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.

Nursing faculty's research, education efforts rewarded

Six faculty members in UBC's School of Nursing received awards from the Registered Nurses Association of B.C. recently.