UBC is on track to surpass its Trek 2000 targets to upgrade classrooms
and labs throughout the campus.
"Room for rent -- 204 square feet. Comes complete with desk, bed, roommate and 1,148 neighbours. Shared bathroom with 30 other people. No pets, hanging pictures or painting walls. Potted plants welcome. Meals included. Total cost, $612 per month."
Even IKEA would have a hard time making this living space feel like home.
So why is it that each year UBC's residence complexes enjoy full capacity?
There must be something drawing the students other than the opportunity to eat
cafeteria food three times a day.
UBC is gearing up for another strong United Way Campaign across campus this
year after raising almost $300,000 in 1998.
Four UBC faculty members recently elected to the Royal Society of Canada include
an electrical engineer specializing in electronic signal processing, a neuropsychologist
who studies the human-canine bond, and two ocean science researchers.
The first day of university is a huge step into the unknown and UBC is once again pointing new students in the right direction by cancelling first-year classes.
Instead, on Sept. 7, 4,400 new undergraduates will meet their MUG, attend
a pep rally, workshops and faculty information sessions and stay late for a
Sniffing paper fresh off the Gestetner copier is a delight most students now
will never experience, so is $200 tuition fees, but was university life really
so different in the decades gone by?
Fisheries Centre Prof. Daniel Pauly has received a $3-million grant to study
the impact of excessive fishing on the marine ecosystems of the North Atlantic.
A Zoology professor, a former UBC chancellor, an opera star alumnus and the
choral director of UBC's largest choir have been named to the Order of Canada.