Volume 46 | Number 11 | July 13, 2000

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Learning Exchange opens on Downtown Eastside

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 Street.

Initiative to focus on research feats

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.

Music professor earns top award

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.

Korea U, UBC sign agreement

An agreement between UBC and Korea University (KU) will establish a joint academic program for undergraduate students and a $10-million residential cultural centre on campus.

University leaders endorse projects

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.

Canada must invest in children says professor

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.

Evening lights up sky for community

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.

Students green up plan

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.

Art project involves entire community

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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