New faculty . Forum . Food for thought . People . Calendar

Think About It

Forum: Oct. 21: Proposed Ethical Guidelines for Preferred Supplier Agreements

Health research needs funds: Smith

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 research.

Cliff erosion proposal to seek public input

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.

Campaign kicks off Oct. 19

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.

`Vilest rag' toasts 80 years of outrage, fun

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.

`To lead in sustainability' new director's focus

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.

Community's needs are officer's priority

When Const. Shannon Kitchen was playing soccer on the field across the street from UBC's RCMP office, little did she suspect that six years later she would be the community liaison officer for the detachment.

Students organize global congress

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.

Academic team aims to reduce poverty in Vietnam

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.

Theatre founder Wood's star to shine on Granville

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 Oct. 13.