Record numbers flock to campus
UBC's largest-ever class of new students arrived on campus this
week and university officials have acted quickly to ensure their
housing and course registration needs are met.
'Address indirect research costs,' federal report urges
The shortfall in funding indirect costs of university research
must be addressed to achieve the federal government's innovation
agenda, according to a recent parliamentary report.
Graduates working in B.C., says survey
What happens to B.C. university students after graduation -- are
they employed, in debt, or back at school? More than 5,600 B.C.
graduates from the class of 1997 were asked these and other questions
as part of the University Student Outcomes Project, an initiative
of The University Presidents' Council (TUPC) and funded by the provincial
Ministry of Advanced Education.
Imagine, they're volunteers
Sept. 4 may have been the first day of university for thousands
of new UBC undergraduates, but it marked the culmination of months
of effort by more than 700 campus volunteers involved in organizing
Imagine UBC, Canada's largest university orientation program.
Commerce opens door to first-years
The biz whiz kids have arrived at UBC. Not another hipster teen
band, but a cohort of outstanding high school students looking for
a top-ranked business school.
Program aims to address need for health researchers
UBC's Dept. of Health Care and Epidemiology has received a renewable
grant of $375,000 per year over five years from Canadian Health
Services Research Foundation to develop and implement a health services
research training stream.
Eastside initiative increases opportunities for outreach
Year-round training and recruitment as well as more placement opportunities
are among the recent developments in the Trek 2000 volunteer program,
part of UBC's Learning Exchange, a storefront resource in Vancouver's
Community ties key to health promotion, director suggests
Integrating knowledge from different disciplines and working directly
with the community is the prescription for promoting health, according
to the new director of the Institute of Health Promotion Research
(IHPR) in the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Robson Square Open House dates set
With just 84 days left before its official opening, the countdown
has begun for a two-day Open House to celebrate the establishment
of UBC's new downtown campus.