UBC Reports | Vol. 46 | No. 19 | Nov.
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
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
The endowment is the second to be established at UBC by the Sutherland
In 1998, the foundation donated $1 million to establish the Rodger Stanton
Memorial Library Endowment which supports acquisitions for UBC's Life
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
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
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.