Former UBC president David Strangway, Globe and Mail national
affairs columnist and author Jeffrey Simpson, and UBC alumnus and ambassador
for Canada's Year of Asia Pacific John Bell, are among nine individuals
to be awarded honorary degrees by UBC this year.
UBC will not serve as a venue for another event like APEC without consultation
with the campus community, a motion passed by both the Board of Governors and
The former UBC Faculty Club building will get a new lease on life by late 1998
if a plan to re-open the building for bistro-style lunch service goes ahead.
Many residents of long-term care facilities have undetected oral health problems
and staff feel inadequate to help with oral hygiene, according to a recent UBC
UBC swimmers have been making waves nationally and internationally with a string
of successes that includes the first ever UBC sweep of the Canada West University
Athletic Association Men's and Women's Swim Championships.
Jazz trombonist Bill Watrous and brass ensembles from across western Canada
are the featured performers at ArtsFest '98 concerts hosted by the School of
Music Feb. 5-7.
Horticulturist Judith Zuk, head of one of North America's pre-eminent public gardens, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, is one of several speakers featured in a free public lecture series hosted by UBC's Faculty of Agricultural Sciences.
UBC animal welfare researcher Prof. David Fraser, Zuk, and regenerative landscape
expert John Lyle will speak as part of the ongoing Community Lecture Series
held at the Pacific Space Centre (Planetarium). All lectures begin at 8 p.m.