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Arts, Engineering dual degree breaks barriers

An innovative new program will provide an opportunity for students to break through traditional barriers by simultaneously pursuing both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Engineering) degree. The program will begin in September.

Sociologist, doctor Women of Distinction

Sociology Prof. Patricia Marchak and Medicine Asst. Prof. Katherine Paton were recently named YWCA Women of Distinction Award winners at the association's annual awards dinner.

Liu Centre built to be model of sustainability

While the C.K. Choi Building may represent a magnum opus for UBC as a model for sustainable design and construction, the university's newest project promises to be a suitable encore.

Web spinoff on track for major growth spurt

The time has come for WebCT Education Technologies Corp.

Since its creation in March 1997, the UBC spinoff company has grown to dominate the world market for on-line teaching. Now part of U.S.-based Internet leader, Universal Learning Technology (ULT), it has become even more powerful and is poised to help grow B.C.'s high tech sector.

Boulevard makes way for safer commute

Relief is in sight for long-suffering commuters bound for UBC along University Boulevard.

Thanks to grants from the Alma Mater Society (AMS), the provincial government, the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority, the UBC TREK Program Centre and ICBC, the four narrow traffic lanes on the popular route will be converted into two lanes for vehicles and two lanes for bikes this summer.

Future doctors focus on communication

A tongue-tying ordeal is how many teenagers would describe a chat with their family doctor.

That's why a group of five undergraduates in the Faculty of Medicine created a workshop in doctor-patient communication aimed at adolescents.

Dental detective, coach earn alumni awards

UBC's Alumni Association has named nine outstanding academics, athletes and business and community leaders as winners of its annual alumni awards.

Global leaders counsel Liu Centre on key issues

Former World Bank president Robert McNamara and former United Nations environmental official Maurice Strong are among the distinguished advisers who recently attended the inaugural meeting of the International Advisory Council of UBC's Liu Centre for the Study of Global Issues in Vancouver.

Research agreement breaks new ground

Leaders of the genetic medicine research communities in Canada and Singapore will be collaborating on a new joint research and development partnership, according to an agreement signed recently in Singapore.