Volume 46 | Number 12 | Aug. 10, 2000
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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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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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