UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 06 | Mar.
More authors than ever honoured at annual event
Isolated from the real world in an insular ivory tower, populated
with eggheads and navel gazers? The death knell of antiquated university
stereotypes will ring in the ears of anyone who scrolls this year's
list of UBC authors.
Microbiologist, physicist receive Biely, McDowell
Superbugs to superconductivity is the span of science seen in the
work of this year's recipients of UBC's top research prizes.
Brain gain focus of program
A new health foundation that the B.C. government recently contributed
$110-million to create is already accepting applications in its
bid to attract and keep the best young brains in science.
Three garner top Killams
Three UBC faculty members are among 17 Canadian researchers who
will be able to devote the next two years to full-time research
and writing in their fields of study as a result of being selected
for one of the nation's top research awards.
UBC earns strong credit rating
Strong student demand, an excellent reputation as one of the nation's
leading research universities, a healthy financial position and
consistent provincial funding are among the reasons cited by a leading
credit rating service in assigning a strong investor grade rating
Stellar scientists to speak
Nine of the top Canadian women scientists in the world will pay
tribute to the legacy of the late Prof. Michael Smith in a public
symposium to be held at UBC on April 7.
Breakfast of champions raises funds for athletes
The final results have been tallied. The 2001 Thunderbird Millennium
Breakfast recently raised $256,000 for athletic scholarships.