A new program that will see Science students acting as a bridge between the
university and the community has triggered a response from hundreds of Faculty
of Science student volunteers interested in serving as mentors and hosts both
on campus and in the community.
With the much ballyhooed paperless workplace yet to materialize, UBC's Sustainability
Office has set out to reduce the more than 100 million sheets of paper that
are used each year on campus.
With volunteers busy rallying UBC faculty, staff and students for this year's
United Way Campaign across campus, organizers want to remind people of the benefits
that their donations bring to their community.
Vancouver's magnificent Jericho Park has a welcome new attraction, one that can't be seen.
Several years ago, purple loosestrife, an introduced plant, was displacing
native plants. This summer it has been demolished by European beetles released
into the park's west pond by UBC scientists.
Developing aboriginal health curriculum is the aim of an interdisciplinary
student conference called Building Bridges: Understanding and Supporting Aboriginal
Health that will take place at the First Nations House of Learning, Oct 1-3.
"Canada, like any other country, is best understood in comparison with others,"
says UBC Economics Prof. John Helliwell. Helliwell has been appointed to UBC's
Brenda and David McLean Chair in Canadian Studies for 1999-2001, one of few
such endowed chairs in the country.