UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 03 | Feb.
Justice, engineer among 13 to earn honorary degrees
Madam Justice Louise Arbour, Mechanical Engineering Prof. Emerita
Martha Salcudean, and alumnus Leonard Marchand, the first status
Indian to be elected to the House of Commons, are among the 13 individuals
who will receive honorary degrees from the University of British
Columbia this year.
Gala to trumpet research achievements
Stellar research at UBC will be recognized at Reach for the Stars,
a celebration evening to be held Thursday, March 8 at the Chan Centre
for the Performing Arts.
Building student pride aim of AMS president
Erfan Kazemi succeeded where Al Gore fell short, making the leap
from vice-president to the top job. Like George W. Bush he now has
to build consensus.
Learning Commons takes shape inside Main Library
The main concourse in Main Library will be restored and transformed
into a learning commons, thanks to a $1-million gift from two former
Commerce plans MBA with China
Business students in Shanghai could soon graduate with a University
of British Columbia degree after the university unveils plans for
a co-operative MBA program with a Shanghai university during the
Team Canada trade mission to China this month.
Students research sustainability
UBC's sustainability office has revived a program that lets students
gain academic credit for applied research in sustainability issues
Database puts global resources at UBC researchers' fingertips
Locating funding opportunities and research colleagues world-wide
will be simpler for UBC's researchers and scholars, thanks to an
international research database made available by the Office of
the Vice-president, Research.
Commerce among top 100 in the world
UBC's Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration has debuted
among the top five Canadian entries in a list of the best 100 business
schools in the world.
Students pick BOG members
Two new student members have been elected to UBC's Board of Governors
for a one-year term following the recent Alma Mater Society (AMS)
U.S. nuclear policy focus of conference
A conference to be held at UBC Feb. 15-17 will debate the merits
of a missile defense system designed to defend the United States
against long-range missiles.
Musical couple make UBC home
Violist David Harding and Flutist Lorna McGhee are among the most
sought after musicians of their generation. They are also married
and teaching at UBC where they are now able to spend time together,
including onstage, while pursuing individual, international careers.