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UBC Reports | Vol. 46 | No. 19 | Nov. 30, 2000


Event part of White Ribbon campaign

Proceeds from a fund-raising pancake brunch to be held Dec. 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Student Union Building Party Room will support local women's groups.

Admission is by donation and the Office of the President will match funds raised at the event.

The event aims to raise awareness of violence against women as part of the White Ribbon campaign.

Dec. 6 has been proclaimed the National Day of Remembrance and Action of Violence Against Women by the Canadian government. It marks the date in 1989 that 14 women were murdered at Montreal's Ecole Polytechnique.

Endowment builds on-line resources

The UBC Library has a new addition to its Web site -- one designed to provide on-line resources to students, researchers and practitioners in nursing, allied health, breast cancer and women's health, as well as many other university and community users.

The Peggy Sutherland Site was made possible by the $1-million Peggy Sutherland Memorial Library Endowment. Income from the endowment will go towards adding new resources to the site and buying print materials to support the same subject areas.

The endowment is the second to be established at UBC by the Sutherland Foundation.

In 1998, the foundation donated $1 million to establish the Rodger Stanton Memorial Library Endowment which supports acquisitions for UBC's Life Sciences Libraries.

The site can be found at www.library.ubc.ca/sutherland.

Facility's name changed

The Institute of Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS) is the new name for the former Centre for Integrated Computer Systems Research (CICSR).

The name better reflects the institute's multi-disciplinary research expertise in computational, engineering, life, mathematical, physical and social/behavioural sciences, says Prof. Rabab Ward, the institute's director.

ICICS has collaborative links with 120 faculty members from nine faculties.

ICICS recently received a grant of $22 million of which $8.85 million came from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). The amount was the largest single grant received by UBC in the CFI competition.


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