UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 15 | October
What we do matters more than ever: Piper
Faculty, staff and students who are searching for answers, building
community, leading debate and finding solutions in communities locally,
nationally and globally were the focus of UBC's fourth annual general
meeting held last week.
UBC scholars strive to create court to try world criminals
While the United States hunts for Osama bin Laden and other suspects
in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, UBC's International Centre for
Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy (ICCLR) has been
working on a legal antidote that could help bring international
criminals to justice without the use of military action.
Flour power puts fun in fundraiser
In Health Sciences, a United Way tradition has evolved into an
ad hoc contest to determine which celebrity chef can create the
best pancake in the shape of a vital organ.
Web service aimed at rewarding honesty
UBC students who are tempted to plagiarize by copying text from
Internet sources without citations may soon be required to change
Student volunteers nurture science in growing minds
More B.C. youngsters are thinking and talking about science, thanks
to the efforts of UBC graduate students like Beth Simpson.
Peacekeeper, ecologist featured in popular series
Retired Lt.-Gen. Romeo Dallaire, leading thinker Freeman Dyson
and UBC Prof. Judith Myers, one of Canada's foremost ecologists,
are among the speakers in the 85th season of the Vancouver Institute's
free public lecture series at UBC.
Plants may cut cholesterol: researchers to investigate
Pharmaceutical sciences Assoc. Prof. Kishor Wasan and Haydn Pritchard,
a professor of Pathology and Laboratory Sciences, have received
a collaborative research grant of almost $946,000 over three years
from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and UBC spin-off
Forbes Medi-Tech Inc.