Putting research at the heart of UBC activities is the aim of Research Turns
on Knowledge, a planning document recently released by the Office of the
The talents and achievements of UBC women students and faculty light up the
nominations list for this year's YWCA Women of Distinction awards. A record
five students, one alumna and six faculty are among the nominees.
UBC researchers have been awarded over 175 research grants in the annual competition
of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
May 3-7 is Emergency Preparedness Week across B.C. and at the province's largest
university there will be campaigns to provide information and raise awareness,
including fire and earthquake drills.
he lives of Suzanne and Earl Dodson have been uniquely connected to UBC Libraries,
and the Main Library in particular, for more than three decades.
An annual conference which has been variously described as "a cross between
Plato's Academy and the ideal summer camp," and "the intellectual Grey Cup of
Canada" will be held for the first time west of Lake Couchiching, Ont. at Green
College on May 7 and 8.
Pat Sheahan, a Toronto-based geologist who has spent decades building up a
unique and extensive library on diamonds and their exploration, has donated
it to UBC's Mineral Deposit Research Unit (MDRU).
Members of the filmmaking community and academics from 15 countries met at
UBC recently to view films made by women and look at issues facing women filmmakers
and critics at a conference called Women Filmmakers: Refocusing.