UBC Reports | Vol. 46 | No. 19 | Nov.
UBC treks to Robson Square
Robson Square will be the home of UBC's new downtown campus. "UBC
renewed its commitment to forging strong links with our communities
in our Trek 2000 vision document," says UBC President Martha Piper.
Class times shift to ease transit bulge
It's a hard way to start the day. It's raining, you've got to get
to an early class and a packed bus has just zoomed by leaving you
stranded at the bus stop. A newly approved change in class start
times aims to change that frustrating scenario.
Holocaust survivor combats racism in schools
Ruth Sigal's bete noire is racism. Her young sister was a victim
of it. She nearly was. Sigal, a registered psychologist and program
director of the UBC Women's Resources Centre, is a Holocaust survivor.
Computers chip in to warn B.C. about stormy weather
Size matters. At least it does when it comes to weather forecasting,
according to a group of researchers at the Dept. of Earth and Ocean
Neighbourhood association established by university
UBC is creating a University Neighbourhood Association as a form
of a community-based model of governance for the area's residents.
Campaign edges towards goal
The UBC United Way Campaign is shaping up to be one of the most
successful in the university's more than 40 years of raising money
for the United Way.
House strings ready to bow
UBC now has a string quartet in residence. The four young professional
musicians are part of a new training program on campus.