Volume 46 | Number 10 | June 15, 2000
Digest . Honour Roll . Calendar
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
This fall the School of Nursing will admit a second wave of students into the
new Multiple Entry Option (MEO) program.
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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