Cantonese-speaking cop gets degree

John Cameron -- law graduate and 10-year veteran of the Vancouver City police force -- was walking the beat in Chinatown one day when he saw someone stealing a VCR from a car.

Swimming gives grad edge in success

There's a room in the Cherry household of Richmond devoted entirely to the trophies, scholarships and other accolades won by their three daughters -- all UBC grads.

Engineer discovers his political voice

It's mid-March and UBC's Senate is meeting as it does monthly in the Law Building. After discussion of an issue, Senate chair and UBC President Martha Piper puts a motion to vote. "All in favor," she asks, and hands rise across the room. "Opposed?" A lone hand reaches skyward.

Grad drawn to mysteries of the woods

In the space of a few years, Brad Collins has gone from investigating the darker side of human behavior -- as a fraud investigator with a national department store chain -- to exploring the shady world of forest ecology.

Small faculty meets student's needs

When Jane Vermeulen was putting together her application for graduate school recently, she was surprised by the fact she was able to list seven of her professors as references. That, says the White Rock native, is one of the biggest advantages of being a student in a faculty as small and intimate as Agricultural Sciences.

Once-paralyzed athlete inspires others

When John Dykstra broke his neck in a 1995 diving accident, doctors told the Chilliwack native he'd never walk again. But the six-foot-three basketball player had other plans.

After surgery and months of physiotherapy, he rejoined the UBC Thunderbirds team and this year was named to the Canada West all-star team.

Grad's group makes global links

As anyone who is concerned with protecting the environment should, Kim Hendess thinks globally and acts locally.

A Political Science graduate who is interested in international environmental policy, she has studied in Germany and founded a club with an international outlook.

Student leaves Mongolia to seek gold

It was the glitter of gold that brought Eric Hou all the way from Mongolia to Harris Creek near Vernon, B.C.

Castlegar mom masters juggling act

Sandra Nelson may have been studying for a pharmacy degree, but she's also become an expert in the art of juggling.

Musical medic knows the score

It was Elvis Presley who started Diane Fredrikson on the instrument she credits with helping her through medical school.

Science passion drives grad to success

Samuel Chow can trace his passion for science back to a university-based summer camp he attended while in a Port Moody elementary school. There, he and other students had the opportunity to examine a human brain and to conduct a range of scientific experiments.

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