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Parkinson's study granted $6.8 million

Researchers at UBC's Neurodegenerative Disorders Centre have been awarded $6.8 million from the Medical Research Council of Canada (MRC) to investigate Parkinson's disease.

Day gives newcomers their campus bearings

More than 1,600 new undergraduate students are expected to take advantage of the Alma Mater Society Orientations, Aug.3 to Sept. 4.

Athletes, coaches front and centre in Winnipeg

Alex Carre was in charge of the largest multi-sport team ever assembled by Canada at the largest athletic competition ever staged in this country -- the XIII Pan American Games in Winnipeg, which ended last weekend.

Salvation Army serves up UBC food harvest

The Food Garden in UBC's Botanical Garden is the best place in town for local gardeners to learn what to produce in their own backyard. It's also a place of fascination for big-city kids who see for the first time what food looks like growing in the ground.

However, every Wednesday morning during Vancouver's long growing season is extra special. That's when a Salvation Army truck arrives to pick up a donation of mouth-watering, picture-perfect fresh fruit and vegetables.

Dolphin named acting VP, Research

David Dolphin has been named UBC's acting vice-president, Research.

Public beats private for math: Euclid results

Public school students in B.C. are beating their private school counterparts in math according to the results of Canada's 1999 Euclid Mathematics Contest, says UBC Mathematics Prof. George Bluman.

Globe-trotting interns ink in future

From New York to the Philippines, UBC's up and coming journalists are writing themselves around the world.

Seventeen students from the Sing Tao School of Journalism have headed for the trenches this summer to join the journalism revolution.

$9.35-million genome science centre funded

A joint project of the University of British Columbia and the B.C. Cancer Agency that links gene studies, biotechnology and cancer research has received $9.35 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for construction of a new biotechnology research building at UBC.

Music makers throng to summer institute

Seventy-nine-year-old Douglas Bittdorff, the head of Port Alberni's adult band, wanted to brush up on his conducting skills. A group of 10-year-olds opted for the junior string ensemble.

Both were among 300 keen musicians who surprised and impressed the renowned staff of 70 teachers, coaches and assistants at UBC's School of Music's annual Summer Institutes last month.

VP, External, to step down at year's end

Peter Ufford, vice-president, External Affairs, and special adviser to the president on Business Relations, will step down from his position on Dec. 31.

Learning lawyers test tops in trials

When you least expect it, you might find yourself in need of a lawyer -- and you'll want to make sure you find a good one. Chances are the good ones come from UBC.