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
More than 1,600 new undergraduate students are expected to take advantage of
the Alma Mater Society Orientations, Aug.3 to Sept. 4.
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.
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.
David Dolphin has been named UBC's acting vice-president, Research.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Peter Ufford, vice-president, External Affairs, and special adviser to the
president on Business Relations, will step down from his position on Dec. 31.
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