January 27, 2000 UBC

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Chief justice one of series' speakers

Canada's new chief justice Beverley McLachlin and Canadian author and playwright Silver Donald Cameron are among the speakers in the Vancouver Institute free public lecture series at UBC which runs every Saturday to April 15.

Service provides answers to puzzled students' inquiries

It's like a green light for students stalled in a traffic jam of questions about UBC. The big green banner at the north end of Brock Hall announces the location of the Student Services' Information Centre which offers one-stop shopping for information on admissions, awards, accommodation, registration and general information about campus services.

Scholarship honours promising student

A memorial scholarship fund has been set up to honour Forest Ecology PhD student Adrian Weber to ensure that his groundbreaking work will continue at UBC.

UBC among leaders in United Way drive

UBC has again placed among the top Lower Mainland organizations in the United Way category of Leaders of the Way with 75 donors who gave $1,000 or more to the annual campaign.

Kosovo real life training for seasoned co-ordinator

Jody Sydor has just returned from a whirlwind experience as a Red Cross disaster relief delegate working with Kosovar refugees in Macedonia to her job at UBC.

Lectures deliver knowledge to build successful spin-offs

Natural gas fuel systems developer Westport Innovations Inc., Web-based learning software-maker WebCT and biotechnology high-flyer QLT PhotoTherapeutics Inc. have something in common.

Students play patient's role to train pharmacists

Rave reviews are greeting students in a new directed studies course in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Biophysicist comes home to conduct DNA research

After almost a decade south of the border, biophysicist Andre Marziali is glad to be back on his old stomping grounds.

Medicine seeks public input to future plans

Community feedback is the next step for the Faculty of Medicine as it puts together its strategic plan for the year 2000 and beyond, Strong Medicine: Helping Build Tomorrow's Health Care.

Model for outreach celebrates tradition

Trays of sushi filled the tables and video cameras focused on beaming faces when UBC joined every city and town in Japan in staging Coming of Age Day Ceremonies recently.

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