It's highly unusual for a large crowd to attend and applaud a PhD defence, but more than 50 people were present when Sue Cox defended her doctoral research.
Many had first-hand experience with the topic of her 500-page thesis, "It's Not a Secret But...: Predictive Testing and Patterns of Communication about Genetic Information in Families at Risk for Huntington's disease."
Cox is one of more than 2,200 UBC students graduating during Fall Congregation
Nov. 25 and 26. Degrees will be awarded in eight ceremonies at the Chan Centre
for the Performing Arts.
Canada's Chief Justice Antonio Lamer, and one of Canada's leading economists,
Richard Lipsey, will receive honorary degrees from the university at Fall Congregation
Metals and Materials Engineering Prof. Indira Samarasekera, director of UBC's
Centre for Metallurgical Process Engineering and university co-ordinator for
the Canada Foundation for Innovation, has been named vice-president, Research.
The dividends -- economic and social -- of the $62.8 million UBC's Faculty
of Medicine and the affiliated teaching hospitals succeeded in getting for research
this year have been outlined in a report recently released by the faculty.
One of Canada's leading marketing managers who has contributed to the success
of companies ranging from produce growers to software manufacturers has been
named the 1999 recipient of the Great Trekker Award.
The university's main Web site at www.ubc.ca has a new look and feel. The redesign
is the initial phase of a larger and more comprehensive project to radically
reshape the use of the Web at UBC.
In a bid to raise awareness and encourage environmentally sustainable practices
across campus, academic and operational units will compete to attach their names
to two new student scholarships. The scholarships will be given to two students
who exhibit outstanding environmental stewardship next May.
Surgical teaching in UBC's Faculty of Medicine will soon be using state-of-the-art
electronics thanks to an innovative new facility called the Centre of Excellence
for Surgical Education.
A UBC-led effort to find long-term solutions to the steady erosion of the porous
sandstone and silt cliffs along the tip of the Point Grey peninsula has emerged
from public consultations and is ready to develop options to fix the problem.
Thinking of buying books for holiday gifts?
If you do your shopping on Saturday, Dec. 4 at the UBC Bookstore, you can
pick up some great presents and contribute to UBC's United Way campaign at the