UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 01 | Jan.
Researchers lead national networks
Two UBC investigators -- a cardiovascular researcher and a health-care
economist and policy analyst -- will lead two of 13 national virtual
health research institutes recently established by the Canadian
Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
Health science students care for inner city residents
For more than 200 UBC health sciences undergraduates learning has
moved off-campus and into Vancouver's inner city. They are volunteers
in a student-run project called Community Health Initiative by University
Oceanographer earns Japan Prize
A UBC Oceanography professor emeritus has become the first Canadian
to win the Japan Prize -- Japan's equivalent to the Nobel Prize.
Timothy Parsons, whose career in oceanography spans more than four
decades including 21 years as a professor at UBC, was one of two
laureates of the 2001 Japan Prize announced recently in Tokyo.
Course encourages science students to think `elementary'
Hands-on science education for children is the focus of a new course
in the Faculty of Education that incorporates an after-school learning
program created by a UBC pathologist. "We want to strengthen science
teaching at the elementary levels," says Curriculum Studies Prof.
U.S. Humane Society praises UBC animal welfare program
The largest animal protection organization in the U.S. is citing
an innovative UBC course as one of the top three of its kind in
North America. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has
selected "Animal welfare and the ethics of animal use" for their
annual Animals and Society Course awards.
Faculty to lead national student research program
A member of UBC's Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences has been granted
$50,000 US from the Merck Company Foundation to create a national
summer research program for undergraduate pharmacy students.
Students show yen for language
All roads lead to Japan -- at least they do when it comes to languages
at UBC. During the past five years student enrolment in the Japanese
language program has almost tripled to more than 1,400 students.