Volume 46 | Number 9 | May 11, 2000

Graduates build community . Digest . Headliners . Honour Roll . Calendar

Class of 2000 first to get degree and story

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 lands 160 research chairs

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.

B.C.'s best students choose university

Eighty per cent of B.C.'s top high school graduates have chosen to study at UBC.

Top teachers set the stage for education

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 Spring Congregation.

Putting students first earns awards

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.

Actor, former councillor garner alumni 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.

Student youth project resonates around globe

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.

Editor, faculty guru earn service awards

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.

Spin-off seeks quantum leap

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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