UBC Reports | Vol. 46 | No. 18 | Nov.
UBC's Shad Valley team took top honours at the third annual
Shad Entrepreneurship Cup in Toronto last month.
The team won best overall prize for their prototype of a security device, a
business plan and a marketing video in the competition between nine
Canadian universities and one team from a campus in Scotland.
Shad Valley is an award-winning learning and leadership opportunity for
outstanding senior high school students hosted at university campuses during
the summer. The program is operated by Shad International, a not-for-profit
organization that develops innovative leaders through science, technology and
For more information on the program, visit www.shad.ca/home.html.
Practice makes perfect
The Faculty of Dentistry recently received $600,000 from Scotiabank for the
development of Web-based practice management software.
Bruce Birmingham, president of Scotiabank and a UBC Commerce alumnus,
made the announcement on campus recently.
The Scotiabank Practice Management Technology Program, which will be developed
within the faculty and phased in over a three-year period, aims to help dental
students to manage three key areas of practice: business planning; efficiency
reporting; and asset and inventory management.
The software will also be available to alumni and practitioners across the