UBC scientists are asking the public to join them in a letter-writing campaign aimed at increasing federal funding for medical research.
Cuts to medical research funding through the federal Medical Research Council
(MRC) have had a significant impact at UBC. More than 30 new UBC projects of
sufficient calibre to have been funded last year received no monies this year.
The UBC Board of Governors has approved an agreement which designates Canadian Airlines International Ltd. as the university's official airline.
The agreement is designed to significantly increase rebates to faculties and
departments based on the volume of air travel completed by faculty and staff.
Fourth-year Pharmaceutical Sciences student Allan Rajesky had a very Canadian item on his Christmas wish list this year -- a toque.
Charged with spearheading UBC's annual Class Act campaign for his faculty,
Rajesky promised to shave his head if 100 per cent of his fourth-year classmates
participated by making a donation toward a faculty student project.
A team of UBC faculty and community health specialists are creating a new way to teach students about HIV/AIDS.
Called the Interprofessional Elective in HIV/AIDS Care, the pilot project
is the only one in Canada to combine interdisciplinary classroom study with
clinical experience in HIV/AIDS.
Challenging someone to a duel and in need of expert advice?
You can get your answers in the UBC Library, but you will need to be fluent
in 16th-century Italian.
The winter 1998 Science First! series of nine seminars dedicated to exploring
the brain starts today with one called Development: How Your Brain Gets Wired.