UBC Reports | Vol. 46 | No. 20 | Dec.
Injection to boost supply of B.C. doctors, says dean
The Faculty of Medicine's annual budget will be augmented by more
than $10 million beginning next April with new Ministry of Health
funding for medical education. The funds will provide for undergraduate
and residency program expansion as well as faculty development.
Scientists garner national awards
Prof. Terry Snutch of the Biotechnology Laboratory and Prof. Philip
Hieter of the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Genetics have received
Senior Scientist Awards from the Canadian Institutes for Health
Dinner aims to make student spirits bright
A Christmas dinner for students is just around the corner, but
get your tickets early. Last year students were turned away from
the popular event.
Clusters designed to tap research opportunities
UBC has designed a new framework for its research activities that
is aimed at creating synergies among researchers and attracting
funds available for interdisciplinary work. "Research questions
often occur at the intersections of traditional disciplines," says
Indira Samarasekera, vice-president, Research.
M&P staff agreement approved
More than 1,200 university management and professional (M&P) staff
will be getting a two per cent combined increase in their wages
and benefits next summer after a new work agreement was ratified
Volunteers' efforts lessen environmental footprint
Since the early '80s, Katie Eliot has been actively promoting sound
environmental practices at work and at home. She remembers the days
when the city's recycling programs were in their early stages during
her work with the Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC).
Gift to support Asian-Pacific research
A $1.7-million endowment to the Institute of Asian Research (IAR)
in the Faculty of Graduate Studies will encourage high quality research,
provide seed money for new programs, promote interdisciplinarity
and support innovative collaborations with government, business,
faculty and students from around the world.
Experts help open doors to North Korea
Canada is playing a leading academic role in opening up an isolated
North Korea and two UBC professors in the Faculty of Graduate Studies
are in the forefront.