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UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 17 | Nov. 1 , 2001


Change of name

The Dept. of Fine Arts has changed its name to the Dept. of Art History, Visual Art and Theory.

The change was recently approved by Senate. The change is intended to reflect the shift in the discipline from art history to critical inquiry into art and visual culture.

Learning opportunities goal of partnership

The Faculty of Education and the Vancouver School Board will take a collective look at the needs of Vancouver's students and educators and work together to create new learning opportunities for both teachers and students.

The partnership will initially focus on five areas: learning technologies, social responsibility, First Nations education, literacy, and research.

A steering committee, led by Education Dean Rob Tierney and Donald Goodridge, superintendent of Vancouver's 108 schools, will examine ways of improving teaching methods and learning in these areas and involve community and business leaders interested in education.

Donation increases graduate bursaries

A $1-million donation by TD Bank Financial Group will increase the dollar amount available for graduate student bursaries by as much as a third this year. The gift is the university's largest privately funded bursary fund available exclusively for graduate students.

The funds are available to students enrolled in the Faculty of Graduate Studies over the next five years, with $200,000 being donated each year.


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