Forum: Oct. 21: Proposed Ethical Guidelines for Preferred Supplier Agreements
Without public funding Canada will not be able to exploit the scientific and medical advances of the next century, says Nobel Prize winner and Prof. Emeritus Michael Smith.
Smith has joined a nation-wide public campaign, Health Research Awareness
Week, which is asking the federal government to provide more funding for health
Every day that Ceremonies Office manager Eilis Courtney goes to her office
in Cecil Green Park Coach House, she wonders if this will be the day that the
building crashes to the beach below.
Don't bring your lunch on Oct. 19!
That's the order from UBC United Way Chair Eilis Courtney, who wants to encourage
one and all to attend the salmon barbecue on that day to kick off UBC's 1998
United Way campaign.
In the 1950s, an upset church minister called it `the vilest rag west of Blanca.'
The phrase has been used affectionately ever since by current and former scribes including Maclean's columnist Allan Fotheringham.
`It' is The Ubyssey, UBC's student newspaper -- loved by many, hated
by some, but read by most.
When UBC's C.K. Choi Building opened in 1996, it set a precedent for campus construction as the university's first ecologically friendly building.
Several years and several awards later, it still draws international attention, serving as a model for sustainable design and construction with its composting toilets, on-site grey water treatment, reused and recycled materials and optimum use of natural light and ventilation.
"The Choi building represents a new standard for ecologically friendly construction," says Freda Pagani, who led the project.
Now, as UBC's director of sustainability, Pagani has taken on the giant task
of taking the Choi's messages of sustainability campus-wide. It's a challenge,
she says, that goes much deeper than reused bricks and energy efficient lighting.
Last year, Christopher Gorman and a handful of fellow students decided that rather than simply studying political science and international relations, they would like to provide a bit of input.
Gorman, who's in his fourth year of a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
and History, is now secretary-general of the Commonwealth Universities' Student
Congress (CUSC). Scheduled for August 1999, the congress is expected to draw
200 student delegates from 54 Commonwealth nations to Vancouver.
UBC is leading a broad academic team in a unique program to reduce poverty in Vietnam.
More than 30 UBC faculty, staff and students will work with people from nine
Vietnamese and Canadian universities and academic institutions.
The late Frederic Wood, a driving force of theatre development at UBC and in
the province, was inducted into the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame Society