The Brain Research Centre has received $3.4 million in capital funding from
the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).
Physics Prof. Walter Hardy is one of three 1999 recipients of a $50,000
Killam Prize, one of Canada's most distinguished annual awards. It is given
to Canadians in the natural sciences, health sciences and engineering by the
Canada Council for the Arts.
The UBC hockey school instructors are standing on elevated platforms, each
armed with tennis ball shooters, the kind used by tennis instructors to simulate
A government plan to help cut debt among post-secondary students is good news on campus.
The partnership between Victoria and the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation
(CMS) will extend grants to B.C. students in their third and fourth years of
The first students in an innovative Computer Science work-study program at
UBC are now busy gaining invaluable work experience with companies in the information
With summer vacation in full swing, and the evidence of various graduation
parties swept into collective memory banks, few graduates could imagine that
they might still be taking classes well into their eighties. But, as students
of the Third Age Spring Lecture series might tell you, learning doesn't stop
once the diploma has been framed.
Imagine your child has been hit by a car. The doctor finally enters the emergency waiting room with news of her condition. Now imagine you can't hear what the doctor is saying.
For deaf and hard of hearing persons in B.C. this may have been a typical
scenario until last October when the Supreme Court of Canada guaranteed access
to free confidential medical interpreting services.
UBC scientists are among the first to see the light created when neutrinos,
the elusive but most common particles in the universe, interact in 1,000 tonnes
of heavy water.
For 25 students from University Hill Secondary School the June morning was
filled with cries for help from inside collapsed debris, search and rescue dog
teams, and TV cameras. It ended on stretchers in ambulances, on the way to hospital.
UBC graduating students raised more than $30,000 from their peers and handpicked
16 legacy gifts for the benefit of future students in the eighth annual Class
A dozen graduate students from English, Geography and the Faculty of Education
recently completed UBC's first-ever course in the newly emerging field of eco-criticism.
The course focused on an interdisciplinary study of the relationship
between literature and the physical environment.
UBC's Alumni Association has announced the members of its board of directors
for the coming year. The board is elected by alumni.