Public Information Meeting: Nov. 26: Governance for Electoral Area 'A'
Public Information Meeting: Nov. 25: Technology Enterprise Facility
Public Information Meeting: Dec. 3: Acadia Park Infill Housing Study
UBC Annual Report 1997/98 (Adobe Acrobat
version, 1.4 MB, October 1998).
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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.
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
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
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.
Two UBC Creative Writing graduates and a former student are among the nominees
for this year's Governor General's Awards.
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.
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.
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