Volume 46 | Number 11 | July 13, 2000
Profile . Forum . Digest . Honour Roll . Calendar
Building relationships between UBC and Vancouver's Downtown Eastside community
is a key focus for UBC's new Learning Exchange, a storefront office at 121 Main
Celebrating UBC's research excellence on campus and in the community is the
goal of a program being launched from the Office of the Vice-President, Research.
Rena Sharon, a renowned pianist and mentor, is the recipient of the top award
in the university's largest faculty, the Dean of Arts Award. The award recognizes
the Music professor for her success at the keyboard, in the community, and in
the lecture and recital hall.
An agreement between UBC and Korea University (KU) will establish a joint academic
program for undergraduate students and a $10-million residential cultural centre
An agreement to co-sponsor a major international conference on microgravity
research next March with the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
(NASA) was one of the outcomes of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities
(APRU) conference held recently on campus.
The most comprehensive study of centre-based child care in Canada has concluded
that the system is in crisis. The findings have serious implications for society,
says Education Prof. Hillel Goelman, one of five principal investigators.
Downtown Eastside residents explored and learned about the wonders of the universe
at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre this week thanks to UBC and the Space Centre.
A group of landscape Architecture students may play an important role in the
incorporation of open space planning in a new hillside community in Maple Ridge.
A young mother in a sari stops abruptly and changes directions. With two children
in tow she joins a curious elderly couple leaning on walkers in front of a large
and shiny new ceramic mural in the Richmond South Arm Community Centre. Others
are attracted by the rich colours and captivated by the tiny details.
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