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UBC sweeps Science Council's six awards

UBC volunteers, educators, innovators, and leaders fill the ranks of this year's Science Council of B.C. award recipients.

Six out of the six awards to be presented at the Science Council's annual dinner Oct. 22 will go to UBC faculty members, an alumnus and an educational program.

Knowledge is key to B.C.'s economy: report

UBC Commerce Prof. Michael Goldberg says the expansion of knowledge-based industries and tourism is the keystone to pulling B.C. out of its current economic turmoil.

Alumnus starts bursary for First Nations students

Former UBC student Evan Adams is getting rave reviews and not just for his acting.

Using proceeds from a benefit screening of his latest movie, Smoke Signals, Adams has established a bursary in his name for other First Nations health sciences students to pursue their studies.

Scientists pit element in cancer, diabetes fight

It can strengthen steel, shrink tumors, sink sugar levels and for almost 14 years it's been the focus of research for Chemistry Prof. Chris Orvig and Prof. John McNeill of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Zoologist, curator join 25-year service ranks

When Zoology Prof. John Gosline looks back over his 25 years at UBC, he sees a common denominator. Slime.

Campus welcomes alumni back Oct. 17

Vintage cars, concerts, campus bus tours and lectures by some of UBC's best highlight the second annual Alumni Day at UBC to be held Oct. 17.

A combination of homecoming and open house, the day welcomes back alumni from all over the Lower Mainland to see how UBC has changed since their days on campus.

Photographs document town before Holocaust

A revealing photographic exhibition of one of Poland's most vibrant Jewish communities before the Holocaust opens Oct. 8 at the Museum of Anthropology.

Remembering Luboml: Images of a Jewish Community provides insight into a period of extraordinary cultural ferment in the market town of Luboml through 39 framed photographs, text and maps.

Philanthropist, student leader, World Cup medalist to get alumni honours

Texas Instruments founder and philanthropist Cecil Green, former Alma Mater Society executive member and recent grad Allison Dunnet, and two-time Olympian swimmer Turlough O'Hare are among the UBC graduates who will be honoured at the annual Alumni Recognition and Sports Hall of Fame dinner to be held Oct. 8 at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver.

Good cause seeks hungry stomachs, volunteers

October is a busy month for volunteers working on the 1998 UBC United Way Campaign.

Events aimed at raising awareness and filling a few bellies take place mid-month, and volunteer training gets underway next week.