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
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
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
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.
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
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.