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Post-APEC Forum: Tuesday, Jan. 20

Federal fund pinch puts research at risk

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.

Official university airline gets Board approval

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.

Close shave spells pledge success

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.

Course opens students' eyes, minds about AIDS

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.

Collection holds tips for duelling challenged

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.

Lecture series probes mysteries of the brain

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.