Volume 46 | Number 10 | June 15, 2000

Digest . Honour Roll . Calendar

Funds build new research lab space

Two research centres on campus have received more than $13 million in funding from the B.C. Knowledge Development Fund.

A $10.1-million contribution will help fund a 7,400-square-metre research facility for the Biotechnology Laboratory. More than $3.4 million in knowledge development support goes to the Brain Research Centre.

UBC to host top Pacific Rim university presidents

The presidents of the leading research universities in the Pacific Rim will gather at the University of British Columbia June 23-25 to accelerate a global research agenda designed to help inform government policy.

Facility to honour leading scientist

Nobel prizewinner and UBC Prof. Emeritus Michael Smith will be honoured with a new research facility on campus that will bear his name. The Michael Smith Building will house UBC's Biotechnology Laboratory.

Youth explore science careers in program

Seven grade 11 Kitsilano Secondary School (KSS) science students will be firing up the bunsen burners this summer as they get to work in UBC research labs as part of a science and technology career orientation program.

UBC lures top U.S. computer scientist

A leading U.S. software researcher has been recruited to UBC to work in a breakthrough area of programming languages and software engineering thanks to a newly created $1.75-million research chair.

Students snap up research experience in pharmacy

What happens when you invite undergraduates to participate in research? An explosion of enthusiastic interest, as the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences has discovered with its Summer Student Research Program (SSRP).

Campus to buzz with events for all

From summer camps to seniors' courses, the Internet to Bard on the Beach, a new campus-wide roster is designed to help everyone make the most of summer.

Scholarship honours pioneering archeologist

Homer Thompson earned the first master's degree in Classics at UBC in 1927 and became one of the foremost archeologists of his generation. A recent donation by the heirs of Doris Baldwin, his sister, will help others at the university follow in his footsteps.

School's director rallies to stem RN shortage

Fresh from her 12-month stint as the president of the Canadian Association of University Schools of Nursing, Katharyn May is eager to resume her post as director of UBC's School of Nursing, but she's bracing for the stiff challenges that face her.

Flexible learning key to nursing program

This fall the School of Nursing will admit a second wave of students into the new Multiple Entry Option (MEO) program.

Program offers youth a kickstart

Ask Harry Hubball about learning environments at UBC and he won't point to a lecture theatre or a lab. He'll take you onto a soccer field. The assistant professor of Curriculum Studies in the Faculty of Education has developed an advanced soccer education pilot program for nine-year-old boys that puts education research into practice.

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