Electoral Area A Governance Study Newsletter (Adobe Acrobat format)
Public Affairs Office Annual Communications Report 1997-98
Several hundred members of the university community gathered at the Chan Centre May 22 to voice their opinions on the draft green paper that outlines UBC's vision for the 21st century.
This was the second forum held at the Chan Centre this year to collect comments
on the green paper.
Held together with scotch tape and baling wire is how one of the original faculty
members describes the early days of UBC's Medical Genetics Dept., which celebrates
its 25th anniversary this month.
The initial phase of refurbishing the 40-year-old building will take about
five months with re-opening targeted for January 1999, according to Chuck Slonecker,
acting vice-president, External Affairs, and chair of the University Gathering
Three UBC professors and a member of the Board of Governors are among 14 people
who will receive British Columbia's highest award for outstanding achievement
on June 18 in Victoria.
A $100-million B.C. Knowledge Development Fund announced recently by the provincial
government is being hailed by members of UBC's research community as an important
step towards establishing and maintaining leading research programs in B.C.
A candy-coated treat shaped to look like dinosaur droppings has earned a University
of British Columbia graduate student a spot among six finalists in an international
food product development competition.
UBC neurotrauma researchers have been awarded more than $300,000 in 1998 funding
from the Rick Hansen Neurotrauma Initiative, a collaborative fund-raising project
of the Rick Hansen Institute (RHI) and nine Canadian provinces.
Athletes attending the Pacific Games in Vancouver in 2001 may be housed in
UBC student residences following a decision by UBC's Board of Governors last
month to negotiate UBC's participation as one of the Lower Mainland venues for
UBC is seeking input from the campus and local community prior to making a
decision on whether or not UBC should participate in efforts to bring the Winter
Olympics to Vancouver and Whistler in 2010.
Two UBC faculty members and a former Alma Mater Society (AMS) executive member
are among the 10 women recognized for their achievements in the Vancouver YWCA's
Women of Distinction awards.
An agreement between UBC and Canadian Airlines will open doors to international
travel for 18 graduate and undergraduate students this year.