UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 2 | Jan.
CanLit, zoology expert earn UBC's top honour
An English Professor who helped to develop Canadian and Commonwealth
literatures into recognized fields of academic study and a zoologist
who studies how animals survive extreme environmental conditions
have been named this year's University Killam Professors, the highest
honour bestowed by UBC on its faculty.
Sex educator, volunteer to be among honorees
An alumnus and former lieutenant-governor of B.C., a sexual health
educator, a chief of Vancouver Island's Hesquiaht Band, and one
of UBC's most tireless volunteers are among the 13 individuals who
will receive honorary degrees from UBC this year.
Nat'l, international profile focus of plan
A new plan that emphasizes communications effectiveness
will reduce the number of UBC Reports print issues from 20
to 12 per year beginning in March, while making more issues available
Lab probes perfectionism for links with depression
Perfectionists. Leonardo da Vinci was thought to be one.
Michael Jordan is often mislabeled one. Martha Stewart is most definitely
one. Simon Sherry is not. And that, he says, is a good thing.
Vietnam supplies one-of-a-kind experience for dental residents
Whole families perched precariously on speeding mopeds is one of
the images that Ali Behmard associates with a recent three-week
residency rotation in Vietnam.
New centre to support aquaculture stewardship
With more than 25,000 kilometers of coastline and an increasing
global demand for fish products, Scott McKinley thinks British Columbia's
aquaculture industry should be humming.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who feels oldest of us all?
There comes a day for all of us when we glance into a mirror and
see someone we don't recognize staring back. Anita Hubley calls
it the moment of clarity.
College to foster team approach to health
A College of Health Disciplines, the first of its kind in North
America, has been established at UBC to provide an academic
headquarters for the interprofessional activities of seven faculties
engaged in health and human service programs.
Partnerships boost athletics
In the game of funding university sport, UBC is scoring some big
points thanks to an increasing number of community partners who
want to help the university keep more of Canada's best and brightest
student athletes at home.