UBC Reports | Vol. 46 | No. 16 | Oct.
'Students the best part,' say veteran faculty members
This fall, 46 new members gain entry into the Quarter Century
Club, which honours faculty members for 25 or more years of service
at UBC. And amid all the changes on campus over the years, the best
part of the day for many of the inductees remains the time spent
with their students.
Physicist, forester earn science prize
Two faculty members and a former graduate student are among the
six winners of this year's Science Council of British Columbia's
Science and Technology Awards.
Campaign benefits stay close to home
As you pause to decide whether or not to support UBC's United Way
campaign, organizers ask you to consider that locally 600,000 individuals
benefit from donations.
Discovery holds promise for sufferers of arthritis
A collaborative research team that includes a recent UBC graduate
and members of the Faculty of Medicine has discovered a gene that
predicts the severity of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Changes in environment may prevent asthma: study
Breast-feeding, controlling dust mites and eliminating
second-hand smoke are some of the interventions that may prevent
asthma in infants, according to Prof. Moira Chan-Yeung. Yeung is
principal investigator in a study recently published with UBC researchers
Helen Ward and Alexander Ferguson and two University of Manitoba
Pedal-powered helicopter readies for maiden flight
Mike Georgallis' passion is helicopters -- human-powered helicopters
to be precise. Since 1998, the 37-year-old UBC Mechanical Engineering
graduate research assistant has devoted much of his free time to
designing and building a helicopter that can achieve flight through