New look launches new year

Design aimed at updating university information source

The first issue of the year 2000 marks the debut of a new UBC Reports. This redesign of the twice-monthly tabloid is intended to make the publication a reflection of the university it serves. Designer Peter Cocking has developed a design that is elegant, modern and open but with a strong sense of tradition.

Over the past year, we surveyed the campus community about the paper, soliciting your opinions about everything from content to appearance.

You told us you liked the mix of news, events and features but encouraged us to cover more topical issues, research and community outreach stories and profile faculty, staff and students.

We'll be launching some new features in the months ahead.

It's our aim to encourage dialogue on issues of importance to the university community. That's why we'll brief you from time to time on issues in the news at other universities and highlight UBC experts who are helping to raise the level of debate in local and national media in a new feature called "Headliners." We'll point you to items of interest on the Web in "Reading list."

A university is a meeting of minds, a place for the free exchange of ideas and opinions. That's where you come in.

We encourage you to contribute through letters to the editor or opinion pieces on current issues.

We hope that our efforts to improve UBC Reports respond to your needs. We welcome your comments.