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UBC Annual Report 1997/98 (Adobe Acrobat version, 1.4 MB, October 1998).
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Committee asks for academic plan input

Opinions and recommendations are being sought from faculty, staff, students and the public for a draft academic plan to meet UBC's needs in the 21st century.

Liberal arts lead to good jobs report finds

A recently released report by UBC Economics Prof. Robert Allen dispels a popular view in Canada that liberal arts degrees are irrelevant to success in the world economy.

Program gears up to keep aging adults fit

Following a 39-year absence, alumnus Ed Greathed attributes his return to UBC last year to a hiking accident.

"The muscles on my leg had atrophied and I had to learn to walk again," says Greathed, who was the first member of Changing Aging, a fitness program for older adults designed by UBC Campus Recreation and Fitness co-ordinator Sonya Lumholst-Smith.

Assess risks to avoid Y2K bug now, says analyst

Pop all the champagne corks you want on Dec. 31, 1999 -- just be careful you don't end up with a digital hangover, warns Nadine Hofmann.

A programmer analyst with Information Technology (IT) Services, Hofmann is project leader for the UBC Y2K Awareness program.

Alumni up for Governor General's Awards

Two UBC Creative Writing graduates and a former student are among the nominees for this year's Governor General's Awards.

Campaign edges halfway to goal line

The UBC community has donated more than $166,000 to the UBC United Way campaign, putting it more than halfway to achieving its goal of $300,000.

One in three Lower Mainland residents will be assisted by the United Way's 139 agencies and affiliates in the coming year.

Pharmacy student shows wine may prevent cancer

Third-year student Hin Hin Ko is the winner of this year's Alan C. Hayman Summer Student Research Competition, held annually in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Ko, supervised by Asst. Prof. Thomas Chang, demonstrated for the first time that the compound resveratrol, found in some grape skins and red wine, inhibits enzymes that may trigger the formation of cancer-causing agents.

Top students join new UBC honours society chapter

More than 800 of UBC's top second-, third- and fourth-year students will be officially inducted into the new UBC chapter of the Golden Key National Honour Society at a special ceremony Nov. 16 at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.