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Research plan zeros in to build strengths

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 Vice-President, Research.

Record 12 women up for YWCA distinction

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.

Scholars pull in major NSERC grants

UBC researchers have been awarded over 175 research grants in the annual competition of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Campus prepares for emergencies May 3-7

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.

Dynamic duo's lives linked to Main Library

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.

`Intellectual Grey Cup' comes west for first time

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.

New diamond library geologist's best friend

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).

Filmmakers, scholars focus on women's view

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.