Volume 46 | Number 14 | Sep. 21, 2000
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.
Federal Liberal cabinet minister Lloyd Axworthy will join UBC's Liu Centre
for the Study of Global Issues.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UBC is developing a personalized Web portal that makes access to the university's
information resources easier for students.
The expensive, ongoing failure to combat the use of illegal drugs is fuelling
a rapidly growing international controversy.
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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