Volume 46 | Number 7 | April 6, 2000
B.C.'s latest budget offered good news for the province's universities and
colleges as Finance Minister Paul Ramsey increased core funding by $85-million
for advanced education and created more than 5,000 new spots for students at
post-secondary institutions across the province.
Kit Grauer and Robert Silverman are internationally acclaimed artists and educators, but both say it is a very special honour to be the first recipients of two new UBC awards which pay tribute to legendary figures in their respective fields.
Larry Bell, vice-chair of food services company Shato Holdings Ltd. and chair of its subsidiary White Spot Ltd., has been appointed chair of UBC's Board of Governors.
Personal safety at UBC is getting a boost with the addition of lighting upgrades, emergency phones and signage--all thanks to the Safer Campus Initiative.
Whether they're slogging through bogs or knee-deep in freezing lake water, the 18 students in Environmental Studies 400 are eager to get their feet wet investigating environmental issues.
Senate has unanimously approved a new Master of Arts in European Studies. The
two-year program, which is subject to provincial approval, is expected to begin
The highlights of UBC's 79th Annual Big Block Awards included the selection
of volleyball standouts Jessica Mills and Guy Davis who received the Marilyn
Pomfret and Bobby Gaul awards as athletes of the year. More than 650 people
attended the celebration held recently.
UBC's Institute of Health Promotion Research (IHPR) has received a one-year
grant of close to $100,000--the largest grant of its kind--from the Vancouver-Richmond
Health Board to launch a program that helps people cope with chronic health
Campus crime stoppers--a version of the popular and effective crime-reporting
program--is UBC's newest weapon in combating crime on campus.
The world's most popular outdoor activity is in high gear as gardeners turn
well-laid plans into action and creation. Few will cover as much ground as Douglas
Gargantuan traffic jam or orderly exit--what would happen if more than 40,000
students, faculty and staff had to evacuate the campus in an emergency?
The intoxicating aromas of hot dogs, fried onions and fresh-cut grass will
greet sports fans who want to root, root, root for the home team as UBC's baseball
team hits the diamond in the home opener at Nat Bailey Stadium on Friday, April
14 at 6 p.m.
A tiny garden with a huge heart is attracting attention at the entrance to
Cecil Green Park House. It celebrates something beyond value--the work of volunteers.
Another plant will be added this month in honour of a volunteer whose name will
be drawn from a hat at a reception for UBC's volunteers on April 13.
A $1.1-million grant supporting research in sustainable Japanese wood housing
has been extended from six to nine years through the injection of an estimated
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