UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 4 | Feb.
Students seek to give tuition input
UBC students are asking UBC President Martha Piper to include
them in making decisions about how tuition fee levels will be implemented
Economist garners top prize
Efficient use of taxation and ethical concerns surrounding social
choice and variable population are some of the problems that have
kept Economics Prof. Charles Blackorby interested and involved during
a research career that spans more than three decades.
Young scholars put to test in media hot seat
At a recent news conference on campus, genetics company
EnhanceMe Corp. announced plans to rid the world of unwanted large
noses with a drug they've developed for pregnant women that will
prevent their babies from growing genetically inherited big schnozzes.
Week to spotlight research
The cosmic connections between art and astronomy will be revealed
in the first presentation of UBC's Celebrate Research lecture series
to be held March 11 as part of Research Awareness Week (RAW) March
Students team up for inner city service project
A group of UBC students took 11 of their counterparts from the
University of Guelph to the Downtown Eastside to do some gardening
this week as part of an unusual exchange project designed to show
participants from both institutions that there's more to the community
than its gritty reputation.
Forums pool students and alumni expertise
UBC students are seeing the world beyond the classroom thanks to
new forums that link undergraduates with other students, alumni
and community-oriented campus groups.
Exchange pairs design and Wood Processing students
Although blessed with some of the world's best timber, Canada
has a long way to go to catch up to countries like Sweden when it
comes to wood furniture design and manufacturing. But as the old
saying goes, every great journey begins with one small step.