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Brian D. Sullivan will join the University of British Columbia on Aug. 1 as
its new vice-president, Students -- a position responsible for shaping the lifelong
student experience for prospective and current students, and alumni.
Geologist and mining explorer Stewart Blusson's $50 million gift to UBC last
fall carried only one condition -- that it be used to support basic scientific
Historical geographer Prof. Cole Harris has earned the 1998/1999 Dean of Arts
Canadians moved further from the status of hewers of wood when the national
Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP) opened at UBC April 9. The centre
is the result of a national industry initiative to add value to Canada's most
important natural resource.
An outstanding chemistry scholar who insists on giving credit to others for her accomplishments is one of six recipients in this year's Sherwood Lett Competition, the premier scholarships for senior undergraduates at UBC.
Fahreen Dossa graduates next month with a combined honours bachelor of science
degree in chemistry and biochemistry.
UBC students with learning disabilities now have a better chance at academic
success, thanks to a strategic approach devised by a Faculty of Education researcher
and used by the Disability Resource Centre (DRC).
Fifty-six UBC research projects have received more than $2 million in grants
from the B.C. Health Research Foundation (BCHRF) in a recent funding competition.
UBC's Faculty of Agricultural Sciences will support an Intensive Grazing Seasonal
Production trial currently being proposed for the Oyster River Research Farm
during the consolidation of the faculty's dairy cattle research at Agassiz.
A pile of pipes and bolts is actually an Indy-style race car in progress. It's
being constructed by UBC Mechanical and Electrical Engineering students for
the Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) competition in May in Detroit.
A new electronic classroom, the Faculty of Arts Multimedia Lab, is being used
as both a learning venue for student courses ranging from modern languages to
economics, and a training ground for faculty and staff in multimedia development.