March 9, 2000 UBC

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Federal budget bolsters funding for universities

Resources for post-secondary education will be enriched with a portion of a four-year $2.5-billion federal transfer payment being made to fund post-secondary education and health, according to the recently announced federal budget.

Speech researcher lands CFI funding

A social sciences researcher is among the UBC scholars to receive funding in the latest round of New Opportunities grants from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

Campaign to build athletic scholarships

A major community campaign to recruit top student athletes to the university will be officially launched March 13 at 7:30 a.m. at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre.

"Key" students meet on campus

The UBC chapter of the Golden Key National Honour Society will host the first-ever Canada Conference on campus March 16-19.

Drug pioneer earns $3.2-million research funding

David Dolphin, a Chemistry professor and UBC's acting vice-president of Research, has received a $3.2-million grant in support of his pioneering work in the field of photodynamic therapy.

Work and environment hazards school's focus

The only school of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene west of Toronto has recently been established at UBC--the 11th professional school on campus.

Sociology lectures drew students like magnets

The memory of Kaspar Naegele--who was appointed as the first dean of Arts when Arts and Science became separate faculties in 1964--lives on.

New curriculum gives students bigger bite

Drilling and filling is just the beginning for a new breed of dentists about halfway through their training in the Faculty of Dentistry.

Survey queries safety concerns

Do you feel safe on campus? UBC's Personal Security Co-ordinator's Office wants to know.

Swimmers try out for Sydney Olympics

It's all come down to the wire for 19 UBC swimmers who are currently competing in Olympic trials in Montreal.

Sculpture combines sound, light, electronic wizardry

They are a group of seven--from the departments of Fine Arts, Music, English, Classical Studies and Electrical and Computer Engineering--whose work of art will turn on lights and imaginations in Canadian galleries.

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