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Students apply cutting-edge research to work

Paul Hiom says he has found the best of both worlds as he plans to pursue his master's degree through the Centre of Operations Excellence (COE).

The Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration program combines work experience and classroom teaching, but adds cutting-edge applied research.

Children tackle science, engineering, hands-on

Elementary school students from across the Lower Mainland are getting hands-on experience in science and engineering this summer thanks to GEERing UP, a program developed by UBC engineering students.

Space-bound plankton aid global warming study

UBC researchers are sending zooplankton, tiny animals near the bottom of the ocean food chain, into orbit in a quest to gain a better understanding of the world's oceans' ability to counter global warming.

Study aims to root out trouble with perfection

Volunteers are needed for a study that will measure the effectiveness of group psychotherapy in treating perfectionism and its related symptoms, such as depression and anxiety.

Commuters clean air in campus challenge

Everyone's able to breathe a little easier thanks to more than 650 registered UBC Commuter Challenge participants who walked, cycled, carpooled or rode the bus to campus recently on Clean Air Day.

Participation tripled from last year with commuters from 45 UBC departments involved.

Past points to better suburbs, says study

Real estate developers and urban planners in Vancouver's suburbs could reduce both cost and environmental impact by revisiting the layout of some of the city's earliest residential developments, a UBC study suggests.

`Herculean' effort keeps Senate ticking

A task of Herculean proportions is how some members of Senate describe it.

Fran Medley just calls it her job.

New centres concentrate on aboriginal, global health

UBC faculty and students will be tackling health issues from Mount Currie to Mozambique with the establishment of two new health centres -- the Institute of Aboriginal Health (IAH) and the Centre for International Health (CIH).

English award honours Colbeck

An English Dept. graduate scholarship has been established in memory of Assoc. Prof. Emerita Mabel Mackenzie Colbeck.

A UBC alumna, Colbeck spent 20 years teaching in the department and was regarded as one of its most dynamic and exciting members.