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University Centre set for meeting of minds

On March 12, UBC will open the doors on its long-awaited meeting and gathering place.

Chan, Newman to receive honours

Shirley Chan, former chair of UBC's Board of Governors, political journalist Peter C. Newman and Physics and Astronomy Prof. Emeritus Erich Vogt are among the seven individuals who will be receiving honorary degrees from UBC this year.

Federal budget backs research, innovation

The federal government took a big step forward on the road to a knowledge-based economy with more than $1.8 billion slated for research and innovation investments in the recently announced budget.

Forum: How can UBC help B.C. face the future?

An economic revolution is well underway today and British Columbians and the B.C. economy are being challenged at every turn: commodity prices are near 60-year lows, yet employment in the Lower Mainland goes up; in the midst of massive layoffs in natural resource industries, technology industry employment increases by some 20 per cent per year; Asian visits to Whistler drop, and the sales of million-dollar homes skyrocket.

What's happening?

T-Bird tidal wave takes national competition

UBC has successfully defended both its men's and women's national swimming titles. In fact, the Thunderbirds were in a league of their own at the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union (CIAU) championships held recently in Guelph, Ont.

Partnership set to help find spinal cord cure

The Rick Hansen Institute has joined with seven Canadian organizations to create the Canadian Neurotrauma Research Program (CNRP) to fund brain and spinal cord injury research.

Experts tackle global health at Liu Centre symposium

Senior international health experts are meeting at UBC's Liu Centre for the Study of Global Issues for a two-day symposium entitled "Global Health Challenges" Mar. 4 - 5.