UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 20 | Dec.
Forester, Buddhist scholar among latest CRC chairs
A wood scientist whose work promotes sustainable forests
and an expert in medieval Buddhism are among the UBC faculty recently
named as Canada Research Chairs.
Campus campaign shoots above goal
A donation of $40,000 to the 2001 UBC United Way campaign from
an anonymous UBC employee has vaulted this year's total well beyond
the targeted goal of $395,000.
Satellite to launch in space next year
Physics and astronomy Assoc. Prof. Jaymie Matthews' 2001 space
odyssey will have to wait until 2002. December of 2002 to be exact.
Enzyme yields clue for aids treatments
UBC researchers have discovered an enzyme that increases the rate
of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection of cells -- a finding
that may lead to new AIDS therapies.
Have laptop, will teach
UBC student teachers will reverse a long-standing tradition when
they head off to Lower Mainland-area schools next term by bringing
apples to their students, only their apples won't be crisp and red.
Alzheimer's researcher drawn from Harvard
At a time when most teenagers pick up nothing more important than
pizza, Weihong Song was busy picking up a medical degree to become
one of China's youngest physicians at age 19. That was 1983.
Group to probe efficacy of commonly prescribed drugs
Closely controlled clinical trials may be just the beginning when
it comes to determining drug effectiveness, say members of a new
research group in UBC's Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
HSBC to provide banking services to university
The university has signed an agreement with HSBC Bank Canada
to provide institutional banking services.
$1.25-million gift to fund Korean literature chair
A $1.25-million gift from the Seoul-based International Communication
Foundation (ICF) will help establish UBC as a major centre of Korean
language and literature in Canada.
Urban study partners with Italian language students
Geographically, British Columbia and Tuscany couldn't be much farther
apart. Academically, the same can be said for the study of Italian
language and landscape architecture.