UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 6 | April
First Nations Foresters Foster New Awareness
For generations, Canada's First Nations people have had little
or no say in the future of their ancestral forests. But if UBC's
Gordon Prest has his way that will never happen again.
Desperately Seeking Daycare?
Demand for limited daycare spaces is always high, but especially
when those spaces are among the best in the country.
Finding the Green to Go Green
Freda Pagani is proving every day that you have to burn energy
to save energy. As Canada's only director of campus sustainability
Pagani is working hard to discover more ways to save UBC millions
of dollars in energy costs.
Uplifting Vision Helps Blind Athlete Excel
As a child, Nancy Carpenter watched in awe as Olympian Vasily Alexyev
competed on weightlifting's world stage, and she dreamed of doing
the same. At the age of 39, with her sight fading fast, Carpenter
refused to let go of that vision.
A Real Find
There is only one UBC staff member whose job ranges from building
latrines and sharpening chainsaws to tracking down ancient cedar
Refugee Women Learn to Defend Themselves
Teaching self-defence in a sun-scorched refugee camp is not your
typical vacation plan, but that's how UBC technical writer Kirsty
Barclay spent her holidays.
Plant Doctor on Call
A late March snowstorm has blanketed the budding crocuses outside
her window in white and sent some Vancouver-area green thumbs into
a panic but Judy Newton is quick to provide insight on the unseasonable
When Everything Old Becomes New Again
As libraries everywhere race to modernize by adopting web-based
holdings and wireless Internet portals, what is so important about
the UBC library's recent acquisition of a handwritten Anglican Church
service book circa 1873?
The Beat Goes On in Latest UBC Special Collection
He died in 1971, but the loves, life and music of 20th century
icon Igor Stravinsky will live on in the UBC library's special collection
stacks, thanks to a generous gift.
UBC's 25 Year Club Welcomes 57 New Members for 2002
Club members - staff who have worked on campus for a quarter-century
- will join UBC President Martha Piper at a celebratory dinner on
May 14 at the Totem Park Ballroom.
Athlete of the Year
UBC pitcher Jeff Francis was named the Sport BC University Athlete
of the Year at the 36th annual awards gala in Vancouver on March
Bank Gift Targets Students and Eastside Residents
It had all the usual trappings of a society event. Chamber music
played, glasses clinked and shutters clicked as UBC accepted a $1.4
million dollar donation from HSBC Bank Canada at UBC's Robson Square
Contenders Among the Classics
Three UBC Music professors are nominees in two of Canada's premier