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