UBC's Institute for European Studies (IES) and Pacific Cinémathèque have again joined forces to bring the European Union Film Festival to Vancouver. The festival features one entry chosen by each of the 15 member states.

Screenings are $4 for a double bill at 7 p.m. tonight and Nov. 29-Dec. 2 at the Royal Bank Cinema in the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

For the schedule and film descriptions, visit the Web site at or call 604-822-1452.

UBC's Millennium Solutions Committee has produced a summary of information on the university's readiness to deal with millennium bug issues.

"Year 2000: An Overview of UBC Preparedness," compiled with the support and assistance of ITServices, is available as a brochure and at

The guide includes preparedness information and contacts for key areas such as emergency support, utilities, security and financial services. Also included is a list of government Web sites offering Y2K information to the public and tips for personal preparedness if there is a service disruption in your home or community.

To receive a copy of the brochure or for more information contact Nadine Hofmann, UBC's Y2K project co-ordinator at

UBC has earned two of three 1999 Innovative Programming Awards of the North American University Continuing Education Association (UCEA, Western Region).

The UBC Certificate in Internet Marketing and the UBC Studies in Design/Build were singled out for original concepts and approaches to education.

Launched in September 1997, the Certificate in Internet Marketing is designed to help professionals use the Internet to expand marketing communications, manage electronic commerce transactions and provide new and innovative products and services.

Design/Build, a course in the graduate architectural program, has also won the 1999 Exemplary Credit Program Award from the Western Association of Summer Session Administrators (WASSA) in Canada and the U.S.

Students design and construct a residential house for use by the Hornby Island Elders' Society during the three-month course. The house is part of the society's plan to construct a cluster of dwellings that will enable the island's elderly to "age in place." Four homes have now been completed through the UBC program.