Volume 46 | Number 9 | May 11, 2000
Graduates build community . Digest . Headliners . Honour Roll . Calendar
The information age has continued to change exponentially since Western Canada's
only graduate school in journalism opened its doors in September 1998. The first
16 graduates to earn a UBC Master of Journalism degree now have the skills to
seize some brand new opportunities..
UBC will be able to establish 160 research chairs valued at $120 million over
five years, according to allocations recently announced by administrators of the
new Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program, part of this year's federal budget.
Eighty per cent of B.C.'s top high school graduates have chosen to study at UBC.
A unique hybrid of improvisational theatre and speech language pathology is what
students can expect to find in Barbara Bernhardt's classes.
An associate professor in the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences, Bernhardt
is one of 22 faculty members to receive University Killam Teaching Prizes during
A senior writing instructor lauded for her tireless commitment to helping students
succeed and a graduate student who spearheaded a drive for student health and
dental benefits are among the winners of this year's student development awards.
The dozen individuals who will receive UBC's annual alumni awards include an Order
of Canada recipient, academic, business and political leaders, outstanding students
and an award-winning thespian.
The Youth Millennium Project (YMP) hasn't changed the world--not yet--but more
than 4,000 youth have begun 80 innovative projects in 35 countries on five continents.
Five members of the university community are being recognized for their outstanding
contributions to UBC and campus life as recipients of this year's President's
Service Award for Excellence.
A 20-something chap has just picked up his new PC and is driving home with it
in the front seat of his convertible. One arm is slung lovingly over the box.
He drives by a billboard that heralds the model he has as the latest, fastest
thing in computing land. Big smile.
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