UBC is asking the community to assist it in developing a new vision for the
Mathematics Prof. Michael Ward has been awarded one of Canada's top research
awards, a 1998 E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship.
British Columbia is providing enough vocational and technical training, but not enough university education.
That's the conclusion of a recent study by Economics Prof. Robert Allen on
the demand and supply of post-secondary education and training in B.C.
James Brander, a professor in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration,
and Computer Science Assoc. Prof. Jack Snoeyink have been awarded UBC's top
research prizes for 1997.
On March 4th, march forth!
That's the message Gord Lovegrove, UBC's director of Transportation Planning, is putting out to the campus community.
Lovegrove is asking everyone who normally comes to campus in a single-occupant
vehicle (SOV) to consider for just one day -- March 4, Trek to UBC Day -- an
alternative means of getting to campus. That could mean cycling, walking, telecommuting,
using public transportation, or car or van pooling.
Much of what Prof. Roger Boshier sees being passed off as on-line education
on the World Wide Web is enough to make him throw up his hands in despair.
The UBC-based Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) will apply
high-level mathematical methods to help develop B.C.'s major industries, thanks
to recently announced funding from the provincial Information, Science and Technology
With dental equipment worth thousands of dollars resting in the back seat, Asst. Prof. Michele Williams doesn't bring the big white van to any sudden stops.
The equipment is one of the units that travels to long-term care facilities
throughout B.C. as part of UBC's Dental Program for Seniors, a new mobile dental
service for institutionalized elderly.
Author Robert Bringhurst joins the ranks of distinguished scholars such as
Northrop Frye and Hugh MacLennan when he delivers the 1998 Sedgewick Memorial
Lecture next month.
Fisheries Centre Prof. Daniel Pauly has hard evidence to back up what many
scientists have long suspected -- marine fisheries are in a global crisis.
Student debts, government funding and campus events are on the agenda of the newly elected president of the Alma Mater Society (AMS).
Second-year Arts student Vivian Hoffmann will take over the top spot Feb.
27 after her recent election win.
They were crammed into every corner. Hundreds of students from Place Vanier and Totem Park residences were perching on window ledges, crowding the aisles and standing in the doorway.
But you could have heard a pin drop as date rape survivor and sexual assault
prevention activist Katie Koestner told her story.
Employees from a local Canada Safeway store have made a contribution to movement
disorders research at UBC.
Robert Silverman is a musician with a mission.
The acclaimed pianist and School of Music professor plans a rare feat. He
is playing all 32 of Beethoven's piano sonatas in eight recitals spread over
12 months at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.
UBC is once again among the top Lower Mainland organizations in the United
Way category of Leaders of the Way with 60 donors who contributed $1,000 or