UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 9 | July
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The Joy of Flax
Textile artist Joanna Staniszkis has spent more than 30 years searching
the world for exotic fabrics to use in her work, but she found the
inspiration for her latest project in her coat pocket.
Bomb Threat Brings Two-Year Suspension
Soon after Sept. 11 last year, a student called in a bomb threat
to disrupt an exam in the Henry Angus Bldg.
Campus Tree Team Stays on the Cutting Edge
If a tree falls at UBC, it turns out that there are people - a
whole team in fact - who will hear it.
Our Favourite Spots
In this issue about Campus Living we give a nod to the people who
have found their special place on one of Canada's largest and most
Campus Food Facts
Did you know that if you laid out all the cinnamon buns consumed
at UBC every year, they would more than fill the War Memorial Gym?
An Alarming Issue for Campus Patrol
Ask around at UBC Campus Security, and they'll tell you about the
time a prankster released a crate of chickens into Brock Hall, sparking
a diseased-poultry scare and a two-hour round-up of the panicked
Assault on King George
It was the mid-'70s and King George V had been dead for more than
40 years when some rogue stole his sword.
Guilt, Gardening and Locally Grown Food
From Salzburg to Saltspring Island more and more people are seeking
out locally grown food for their tables. Derek Masselink, UBC Farm's
program coordinator, looks at what is driving the boom in community-based
John Howe Puts His Stamp on Four Decades of Service
Neither rain, nor sleet, nor student rallies could slow this mailman.
John Howe has worked on campus for twice as long as most UBC freshmen
have been alive.
New Fraternity Village to Open in 2003
The University will develop a new Fraternity Village as part of
creating a new residential community at UBC.