Symposium probes record-keeping

An international symposium called How Do You Know It's The Real Thing: Authentic Records in the Electronic Age, will be held at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts Feb. 19 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The symposium is co-sponsored by the UBC Institute for European Studies, Vancouver's Instituto Italiano di Cultura and the InterPARES Project, an international research initiative directed by Archival Studies Prof. Luciana Duranti.

The symposium is free and open to the public, but registration is required. For further information contact (604) 688-0809 or

Alumni office opens in Hong Kong

A new Alumni Office has been opened in Hong Kong. The office will serve as a link among UBC, its alumni and potential students. It will also be made available to visiting UBC faculty. The office is the result of support from the UBC Alumni Branch in Hong Kong, the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration and the Alumni Association.

Space for the office, which is located in central Hong Kong, was provided by UBC alumnus and Hong Kong alumni branch governor Dr. Anthony Cheng.

The Hong Kong branch is one of the largest and most active outside Canada.

For more information see, e-mail or call (852) 2111-9553.