Volume 46 | Number 12 | Aug. 10, 2000

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$68 million bonanza sets research record

UBC and its affiliated teaching hospitals have gained more than $68 million in research infrastructure funding -- the largest amount awarded to any Canadian institution--from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) in a recent competition.

Science 101 opens doors

For many students and teachers, the summer months mean a well-deserved break away from the classroom.

But 10 UBC graduate students and more than a dozen faculty members have chosen to remain in the classroom as volunteer instructors in Science 101. The pilot program teaches first-year level Science courses to individuals from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside community.

Chemist among eight new Royal fellows

A chemist who aims to develop drugs from marine organisms, an educator who studies the educational value of computers in schools and a philosopher who specializes in the relationships between science and philosophical theory are among the eight UBC faculty members recently elected to the Royal Society of Canada.

Service dispenses drug answers with a smile

Pills, patches, capsules, sprays, herbs, ointments, syrups and vitamins --drugstore shelves are full of medications that promise health improvements but how do we know what is effective and what is not?

"Normal" blood pressure suspect, researcher finds

Between one-third and one-half of all blood pressure diagnoses made in physicians' offices may be incorrect, according to a study by UBC Psychology Prof. Wolfgang Linden and university colleagues.

Test shakes house to its foundations

There was a "whole lotta shakin' goin' on" recently as UBC earthquake experts subjected a full-scale, two-storey house to a 6.7-magnitude quake.

Student paper prompts politicians and planners

A UBC undergraduate Economics paper on funding for a downtown convention centre in Kamloops has drawn the attention of that city's politicians and planners.

Cross-country tag team tackles breast cancer

Two UBC investigators have joined a trans-Canada research relay of more than 20 researchers which will receive $3 million over three years to develop new knowledge to combat breast cancer.

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