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Community input shapes UBC vision

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.

Medical genetics marks quarter century at UBC

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.

1999 to bring new life to former faculty club

Renovations to the former UBC Faculty Club building get underway July 1 in the first stage of its transformation into the new University Gathering Place.

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 Place Committee.

Professors, board member, named to Order of B.C.

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.

B.C. backs research with knowledge fund

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.

"Gross-out" factor key to candy creators' success

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.

Hansen institute gives $300,000 to UBC neurotrauma researchers

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.

UBC to provide Pacific Games venues

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 the games.

UBC involvement sought in Winter Olympics bid

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.

Faculty, alumna honoured by YWCA

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.

Students to get passes for academic air travel

An agreement between UBC and Canadian Airlines will open doors to international travel for 18 graduate and undergraduate students this year.