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Community input sought for UBC vision

UBC is asking the community to assist it in developing a new vision for the 21st century.

Mathematician wins nat'l research award

Mathematics Prof. Michael Ward has been awarded one of Canada's top research awards, a 1998 E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship.

Demand for university grads not being met

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.

Trade, computer experts take top research prizes

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.

Commuters asked to leave cars March 4

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.

Learning lacking from too many Web courses

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.

Math goes to work for B.C.'s major industries

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 Agency (ISTA).

Dental clinic hits the road to care for aged

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.

Bringhurst to lecture March 5

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.

Exhaustive data proves global fisheries in crisis

Fisheries Centre Prof. Daniel Pauly has hard evidence to back up what many scientists have long suspected -- marine fisheries are in a global crisis.

AMS head set to tackle threats to education

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.

Survivor makes crowd think about assault

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.

Safeway staff help clinic buy needed equipment

Employees from a local Canada Safeway store have made a contribution to movement disorders research at UBC.

Silverman embarks on Beethoven sonata cycle

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 leads way once more in charity giving

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 more.