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