A new UBC Web site for job-seekers, created by UBC's Career Services and the student-funded JobLink, has hundreds of students and alumni logging in to the site daily.
"Since May 1, we have posted almost 1,000 jobs on-line, many of which are degree-related," says Julie Stitt, director, Career Services.
"We have also filled at least the same number of part-time, casual and short-term jobs with students who are advised to contact us directly from the site," adds Gordon Fitt, director of JobLink.
There is a $25 fee per posting for businesses recruiting full-time employees. For non-profit organizations and people offering short-term work, posting on www.careers.ubc.ca is free of charge. For more information, contact Julie Stitt at 604-822-6473.
Several campus locations have been renamed to recognize respected members of the UBC community.
The Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory (AMPEL) building has been designated the Brimacombe Building in recognition of the contributions of Applied Science Prof. Keith Brimacombe who died in 1997.
Leonard S. Klinck, UBC's second and longest-serving president, (1919-1943) is recognized in the renaming of the old Computer Sciences building on Agricultural Road.
The grove of trees surrounding the lobby area of the Chan Centre has been named the Dorothy Somerset Grove. Somerset founded the Theatre Dept. at UBC.
UBC student researchers dominated the awards recently granted from the B.C. Health Research Foundation (BCHRF), earning 21 of the 28 grants given.
Students in disciplines ranging from Geography to Human Kinetics received awards totalling more than $350,000 to study topics such as pain behaviour, pesticide exposure and cardiac rehabilitation programs.
BCHRF is the largest provincial source of health research funding in B.C.