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March 8 and 9: Public Forums with Candidates for Vice-President, Students
English Dept. head Prof. Sherrill Grace and Physics Prof. Janis McKenna have
been awarded UBC's top research prizes for 1998.
UBC has appointed Daniel F. Muzyka, a noted academic with extensive private
sector experience, dean of the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration
following an international search.
Got a sick bike and nowhere to fix it?
Cyclists can now use repair facilities at the Alma Mater Society Bike Kitchen.
Lee Tran, a secretary in the Office of the Vice-President, Administration and
Finance, is the winner of a $100 UBC Bookstore gift certificate in the draw
held for early respondents to the UBC Reports Readership Survey.
UBC health scientists have received research grants worth almost $4.5 million
from the Medical Research Council of Canada (MRC).
Ryan Marshall, a fourth-year Theatre student, was elected president of the
Alma Mater Society (AMS) in student elections held recently.
A survey of 130 UBC students by Commerce researchers has discovered that 66
per cent of men and 60 per cent of women report some level of embarrassment
when buying condoms.
The UBC Library has made a unique and exceptional addition to its Malcolm Lowry
collection, the largest in the world, with the recent acquisition of Lowry's
personal, first edition copy of his first novel Ultramarine.
School volunteers are often associated with non-essential activities such as bake sales, sports days and field trips.
In his recently published book, Schools with Heart, Prof. Dan Brown
of the Dept. of Educational Studies suggests this view underestimates what volunteers
really bring to public schools. He believes that the use of volunteers may be
one of the key solutions to the problems facing public elementary schools today.
UBC's International House has been a home away from home for many students
from abroad and a unique meeting place to make lasting friendships with Canadian
students, faculty and staff for 40 years. It celebrates its anniversary next
Does good forestry sometimes look bad? Do public perceptions of good forestry
match the reality? Those are among the key questions to be asked in a groundbreaking
international workshop at UBC from Feb. 24-27.