Volume 46 | Number 14 | Sep. 21, 2000

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Alumni Day honours Haida artist Bill Reid

The star attraction of UBC's Alumni Day, Sunday, Oct. 1, is the "Respect to Bill Reid" totem pole carved by renowned Haida artist Jim Hart and helpers. It will be raised by hand with ropes outside the Museum of Anthropology's Great Hall at 3 p.m.

Axworthy to join global issues centre

Federal Liberal cabinet minister Lloyd Axworthy will join UBC's Liu Centre for the Study of Global Issues.

Engineers' submarine takes international prize

When asked what they did this summer, a group of UBC engineering students can claim to having bested the field in an international submarine design competition.

Women's self-defense course means business

Women faculty, staff and students will have an opportunity to gain self-defense skills in a new program offered by Campus Security in partnership with the university detachment of the RCMP.

Aliens, armed conflict topics of Vancouver Institute free lectures

Alice Mansell, vice-president, Academic at the Technical University of B.C., medical historian Michael Bliss and culture and communications expert Todd Gitlin are among the speakers in the Vancouver Institute's free public lecture series at UBC which runs every Saturday, except public holidays, to Dec. 9.

Staff, faculty housing readied

Eleven townhouses will be the first quarters ready for occupants this December in a 53-unit housing complex constructed to add much needed residential rental housing for faculty and staff on university grounds.

United Way chair part of 48-year tradition

UBC-it's all in the family. It's really quite simple: William A. McMichael (BA'74) is chair of the 2000 UBC United Way Campaign. The program coordinator with the university's Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange Program is on the left. That's William G. McMichael (BASc'46) on the right. In the centre is William D. Y. McMichael, first-year student in Arts One, holding a photograph of his great-grandfather--you guessed it William McMichael (no initial), who got the ball rolling when he earned a BA at UBC in 1936.

Cleanup program makes campus sparkle

The campus is a cleaner, brighter and more sociable place this fall thanks to the success of several programs started this spring by UBC Plant Operations.

myUBC.ca offers one-stop student Internet surfing

UBC is developing a personalized Web portal that makes access to the university's information resources easier for students.

Institute of European Studies hosts illegal drug conference

The expensive, ongoing failure to combat the use of illegal drugs is fuelling a rapidly growing international controversy.

Biotech: the good, the bad and the tasty?

Miguel Altieri, one of the most prominent voices in the heated debate over genetically modified organisms, will be a visiting lecturer at UBC's Faculty of Agricultural Sciences in October and will give two free public lectures.

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