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This year's Vancouver Institute spring lecture series at UBC features one of
UBC's most remarkable and prod-uctive research collaborations, Drs. Patrick
and Edith McGeer, one of Canada's most celebrated pianists, Music Prof. Jane
Coop and a former CBC national news anchor, Knowlton Nash, who is concerned
about media's preoccupation with sensationalism.
UBC physicist Douglas Bonn has been awarded a $180,000 1999 NSERC Steacie Fellowship
for earning international recognition in his field. Also among the four Canadians
who will receive the award is Norman Beaulieu, a UBC graduate and professor
of Mathematics and Statistics at Queen's University.
It's a dog dish. It's a boat bailer. It's a drinking cup.
What is this versatile invention? It's the UBCup, brainchild of Wayne Kieler,
a UBC Campus Security officer.
Is it possible for us to enhance human well-being while protecting ecological
health in southwestern British Columbia by 2040? A group of researchers at UBC,
Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria think so.
Getting a book out of the library is a routine activity for most UBC students and faculty.
But for persons with disabilities, navigating computer catalogues, stairs
and stacks can be a daunting challenge -- especially when staff members are
unsure how to help.
UBC is the top Lower Mainland organization in the United Way category of Leaders
of the Way with 82 donors who contributed $1,000 or more, up from 67 last year.
UBC research engineers utilized everything from low-tech Lego(TM) to high tech
blood measurement concepts to create a revolutionary new instrument for the
$800-million-a-year pulp and paper industry.
The first exhibition of B.C.'s two most important artists, Emily Carr and Jack
Shadbolt is taking place at the Or Gallery in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside
until Feb. 27.