UBC's downtown Women's Resources Centre celebrates 25 years of operation.
UBC President Martha Piper is named Communicator of the Year by the International Association of Business Communicators of B.C.
Mechanical Engineering Prof. Martha Salcudean, Electrical Engineering Prof. Emeritus Charles Laszlo, Dr. Michael O'Shaughnessy and Board of Governors member Ken Georgetti receive the Order of B.C.
Former UBC dean of Law Lynn Smith is appointed a B.C. Supreme Court judge.
Maria Klawe, vice-president, Student and Academic Services, is appointed dean of the Faculty of Science.
Humanities 101, a free, UBC non-credit course designed to provide access to post-secondary level course work in the humanities to the city's disadvantaged begins.
Medicine Assoc. Prof. Carol-Ann Courneya and Nursing Assoc. Prof. Barbara Paterson are named 3M Teaching Fellows.
More than 300 people attend UBC's first-ever annual general meeting held downtown and on campus.
The Ubyssey student newspaper celebrates its 80th anniversary.
UBC alumnus and diamond explorer Stewart Blusson donates $50 million to the university to fund basic research.
UBC maintains its ranking as fourth overall in Maclean's annual ranking of Canadian universities. In student services, the survey shows UBC second only to the University of Toronto.
Trek 2000, UBC's vision for the 21st century is approved by UBC's Board of Governors.
Poet and Creative Writing alumna Stephanie Bolster wins a Governor General's Literary Award.
UBC faculty and student volunteers help develop a Canada-wide electronic hiring hall.
Biotechnology Laboratory researcher Brett Finlay wins the 1998 Steacie Prize, Canada's top award for young scientists and engineers.
Dr. Donald Calne, Dr. Judith Hall, Prof. Emeritus Michael Ames and Assoc. Prof. Emerita Verna Kirkness are named to the Order of Canada.
English Dept. head Prof. Sherrill Grace and Physics Prof. Janice McKenna are awarded UBC's top research prizes for 1998.
A noted academic, Daniel F. Muzyka, is appointed dean of the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.
Physicist Douglas Bonn is among four Canadians to receive the 1999 NSERC Steacie Fellowship.
The Leon and Thea Koerner University Centre opens.
The Museum of Anthropology celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Math scholar Jingyi Chen, an assistant professor of Mathematics, is one of only two Canadians to win the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship.
Brian D. Sullivan is appointed as vice-president, Students. Sullivan is currently associate vice-president of Student Affairs at the University of Guelph.
Historical geographer Prof. Cole Harris earns the Dean of Arts award for exceptional contributions in teaching, research, administration and service.
A record 13 UBC women are nominated in this year's YWCA Women of Distinction awards.