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Students volunteer as science emissaries

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.

Less paper goal of campus-wide initiative

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.

Donations go further with United Way

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.

Beetles eat life out of loosestrife at Jericho

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.

Conference focuses on aboriginal health issues

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.

Economist to push borders of studies

"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.