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Photo of Barry McBride, VP Academic and chair of the planning committee for the Great Northern Way campus surveys the site donated by Finning International Inc. - photo by Dolores Baswick
Barry McBride, VP Academic and chair of the
planning committee for the Great Northern Way
campus surveys the site donated by Finning
International Inc. - photo by Dolores Baswick

UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 10 | Aug. 1 , 2002

A Report On UBC's Community Connections

UBC's community connections are more numerous than most people realize. This issue of UBC Reports examines some of these connections.

Planning Underway at Great Northern Way

The 7.6 hectare land package donated by Finning International Inc. to UBC and three other institutions in 2001 is now in the hands of the new consortium.

Learn Where You Live

Twelve jobs spanning five careers, plus returns to school for re-education and upgrades. Those are just the average expectations for a worker in today's economy.

Robson Square Fast Facts

Our city campus at a glance.

Student Medical Clinic Calls for Volunteers

The acronym should probably be CHIAUS - Community Health Initiative by Awe-inspiring University Students. What began as two students' class project is now a student-run, evenings-and-weekends medical clinic in the Downtown eastside.

Helping Those Who Help Wildlife

The attempt to re-unite an orphaned killer whale with its family pod off Vancouver Island earlier this summer caused a big splash in the media, but the baby Orca is only one of an estimated 20,000 injured or orphaned animals that will be rescued in British Columbia this year.

Learning Exchange Popular with Downtown Residents and UBC students

The first time Barry Monaghan visited the Learning Exchange, he never expected it would one day lead to a new job.

Festival Vancouver Features UBC Alumni

Although only two years old, Festival Vancouver is one of Canada's biggest summer music events, and UBC faculty and alumni have played an integral role in the early success of the concert series featuring international artists and running through Aug. 11.

UBC Law Students Last Chance for Those in Need

When Andrea Van Deijck's doctor gave her grave news, she turned to a group of UBC Law students for help, but cuts in provincial funding could leave others like her with no safe haven.

Chinook Program Helps Pick Winners

The Soowahlie band near Cultus Lake had lots of good ideas for new businesses to enhance the band's revenues and employment.

Singing Bear Helps Visually Impaired Children Read

A singing bear named Spinoza serenaded guests at the launch of the Literacy Alliance for Children with Visual Impairments held at UBC's Faculty of Education on July 4.

UBC Helps Crime Victims

The UBC community rallied to support 12 young Mexican girls and their chaperones, who were robbed of more than $10,000 when their rented van was broken into late last month.

Two-wheeled Trekking

Grocery-carrying cyclists and pedestrians in Vancouver now have a new way to lug their weekly supplies while doing the environment - and themselves - a big favour.

United Way Seeks Volunteers

UBC United Way organizers are gearing up for the annual fundraising drive that aims to raise $400,000 during a campaign that kicks off in the third week of September.

UBC Hockey Rink in Olympic Bid

The UBC Board of Governors has confirmed approval "in principle" to support the concept of a proposed multi-purpose ice hockey arena at UBC for the 2010 Olympic bid.

Piper and Axworthy to Host Citizenship Conference

As the first anniversary of Sept. 11 approaches, UBC President Martha Piper will host a public conference on Global Citizenship on Sept. 4-5 to address how UBC and other universities should respond to the world events that occurred on and after that day.

Vancouver Institute Program

UBC's popular Vancouver Institute Program gets underway again this fall with a presentation from the Hon. Thomas Berger on September 28.


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