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Annual General Meeting: Nov. 3: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

UBC Annual Report 1997/98 (Adobe Acrobat version, 1.4 MB, October 1998).
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First annual meeting delivers goals to public

More than 200 members of the public as well as representatives from business, labor, education, community groups and government joined UBC President Martha Piper at the University of British Columbia's first-ever annual general meeting Oct. 22.

The meeting, held in downtown Vancouver at the Robson Square Conference Centre, updated the community about UBC's goals for the future, key accomplishments of the past year and its financial position.

A campus annual general meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 3 from noon - 1 p.m. in the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

$50 million gift to give key boost to research

UBC alumnus Dr. Stewart Blusson has donated $50 million to the university, a gift believed to be the largest single donation ever made to a Canadian public institution by an individual or corporation.

Award winners improve students' lives

The co-ordinator of a highly successful pilot work internship program for English students is among 13 recent winners of the first student development awards.

The awards, initiated this year by the Campus Advisory Board on Student Development (CABSD), recognize contributions made by individuals and programs to student experience and the learning environment at UBC.

Therapy student's invention opens doors

Doorways are often used to symbolize opportunity and mobility.

But for third-year Rehabilitation Sciences student Pamela Andrews they had become symbols of restriction and frustration following her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis last year.

Opening wide heavy doors was a problem for Andrews, who gets around with the help of an electric scooter.

Community marks Nov. 11 with memorial service

The foyer of War Memorial Gym will be the setting for UBC's annual Remembrance Day ceremony Nov. 11 beginning at 10:45 a.m.

New institute zeros in on Europe

The newly opened Institute for European Studies in the Faculty of Graduate Studies aims to be a nerve centre for the study of Europe at UBC.