UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 05 | Mar.
Humanities, science scholars earn Killams
The nature of personality in early Greeks is the focus of research
for Prof. Shirley Sullivan, one of 10 UBC Killam Research Prize
winners who will be recognized at Celebrate the Stars, a gala event
to be held this evening at the Chan Centre as part of Research Awareness
B.C. government promises funding
The province will compensate universities for a five per cent tuition
decrease, according to a recent provincial government announcement.
Vanpools ease campus commute
Connie Fabro knows a good travel deal when she sees one. For the
better part of the past decade, she has managed travel contracts
for the university as the travel manager in the Purchasing Dept.
so it's no surprise that she commutes each day to the university
from her home in White Rock via a vanpool.
New scholarships to draw top students
Four new undergraduate scholarships each valued at $40,000 over
four years will be awarded this fall as a result of the largest
gift to date by a bank to the university.
Students serve up sweet recognition
Some of UBC's unsung heroes have received Just Desserts Awards
in recognition of their willingness to go above and beyond the call
Study suggests different tack for learning disorders
Speech scientists call it Motherese. This special combination of
language and behaviour that adults use to talk to young children
has been re-examined from a cultural perspective in a recent study
completed at UBC's School of Audiology and Speech Sciences in the
Faculty of Medicine.
Social workers build skills close to home
Social workers in B.C.'s Interior are now working on their Master
of Social Work (MSW) at home. A three-year, part-time program is
being offered through distance education.
Conference to focus on inquiry-based learning
Maximizing the educational experiences of students is the focus
of the first UBC Learning Conference to be held May 14-15 in the
Great Hall of the First Nations House of Learning and Ponderosa
Volunteers champion learning
Twenty-year-old Amy Au-Yeung wants to pass on her enthusiasm about
university to children in elementary school.
Health researchers receive $5 million
UBC researchers were successful in gaining almost $5 million in
funding for clinical trials from the Canadian Institutes of Health
Research (CIHR) in its most recent round of competition.
Pilot project to test virtual lifelong learning environment
UBC has joined a $3.4-million, nationwide test project aimed at
improving the access and usefulness of Canada's high-tech network
infrastructure for educators and students.