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Math scholar one of two to win Sloan prize

Jingyi Chen, assistant professor of Mathematics, has earned his department's first Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. He is one of only two Canadian university scientists to receive this prestigious award in 1999.

Gardeners to go wild at first-ever plant sale

The growing number of people who are curious about incorporating native plants into their gardens will have a unique opportunity when the UBC Botanical Garden hosts the Lower Mainland's first-ever Native Plant Celebration and Sale, Sunday, March 28.

Fine a windfall for mineral research

Major benefits are predicted for B.C. industry as a result of an unusual payment to UBC's Mineral Deposit Research Unit (MDRU).

Experts probe Valdez spill's 10-year legacy

Just after midnight on March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil spill seized world attention. As the 10th anniversary of the Alaskan ecological disaster approaches, researchers at UBC's Fisheries Centre are using a new method to help answer the key question then and now: what is the lasting impact of this catastrophe?

Outreach key to security office's main service goals

Two years ago he was a long-haired biker look-alike working undercover in Vancouver's drug scene.

Today, as the new assistant director of UBC Campus Security, Mike Sheard is more interested in community policing than busting dope dealers.

Part-time degree aimed at top real estate executives

A Bachelor of Business in Real Estate (BBRE), a new undergraduate degree designed to create a standard of education for the real estate industry, has been approved by the UBC Senate.