UBC engineering students create another honorary engineer
by presenting the Queen with her own engineering sweater.
It features the initials HRH on the sleeve. - photo by Michelle
UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 12 | Oct.
Royal Couple Repeat Visits to UBC
This Was Their Fourth Time
This years Royal Visit was not the first the Royal
Couple has made to the UBC campus during the past 50 years
of The Queens reign.
Five Questions for Colin Campbell
Think you can learn all you need to know about the United
States from watching the West Wing? Think again says the head
of UBCs new U.S. Studies program in the Faculty of Arts.
UBC Psychologists Forge Links With China
The face of Chinese mental healthcare is changing rapidly
with the adoption of evidence-based approaches to diagnosis
and treatment in place of traditional Chinese medicine and
treatments imported from the Soviet era.
Ike Barber Donates $20 Million for Learning Centre
UBCs Main Library will be transformed into a revolutionary
new learning centre thanks to a $60- million gift from UBC
alumnus and B.C. entrepreneur Irving K. (Ike) Barber, Founding
Chairman of Slocan Forest Products.
UBC Research Unlocking the Key to Mystery Killer Fungus
How did a potentially lethal fungus spread by koala bears
end up on Vancouver Island? Thats the mystery that UBC
researcher Karen Bartlett is trying to unravel.
Uptown Meets Downtown in Free Concerts
The UBC Learning Exchange is presenting two free concerts
featuring 20 performers from the community and UBCs
School of Music on Oct. 19 and 21.
United Way Launch
Students and faculty launched the Universitys 2002
United Way campaign with a lunch-time BBQ at the Student Union
Buildings South Plaza on Sept. 25.
Saving the Seahorse by Saving the Seas
Males get pregnant. Couples dance daily after dawn. A tail
holds your hand. Welcome to the curious world of the seahorse
and the fascination of Prof. Amanda Vincent.
In Memoriam: Peter Hochachka
Peter Hochachka OC, PhD, LL.D, FRSC died at his home in Vancouver
on Sept.16 cared for by those he loved the most: his wife
Brenda and his children, Claire, Gail and Gareth.
Former UBC President Kenneth Hare Remembered
It was the 60s, one of the most turbulent times in
UBCs history, when Dr. F. Kenneth Hare succeeded Dr.
John B. Macdonald to become the universitys fifth president.
Local High School Students Offered Mentors
UBC mentoring opportunities for local high school students
will soon be made available via a web-based service called
UBC Mentor Centre.
Helping Traumatized Soldiers cope with Civilian Life
Helping Canadian soldiers overcome the effects of post-traumatic
stress disorder (PTSD) and make the transition to a civilian
career is the aim of a three-year study headed by UBC counselling
psychologist Marv Westwood.
The UBC Botanical Gardens popular Apple Festival takes
place Oct. 19-20 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. This year there will
be more than 35 varieties of apples for sale and 50 varieties
of apples available to taste.
Is That a Fin in the Water?
Dont be alarmed if you spot something fishy in the
basement of the Hennings Building. Its just Robo-Ray,
a robotic fin built by a team of UBC Engineering Physics undergraduates
looking for a better method of underwater propulsion.
The Annual Alumni Dinner was a Fall tradition in Vancouver
from the early 1920s until the changing times of the 60s
brought them to an end. The Commodore Ballroom on Granville
Street was the venue of choice, and grads can tell stories
of meeting future wives and husbands at the dance.
Eureka Moments in Research
Legend goes that when Archimedes discovered how to measure
the volume of an irregular solid, he jumped out of the bathtub,
running into the street, buck naked, yelling Eureka!
I have found it. While slightly less dramatic, some
UBC researchers eureka moments are no less inspiring.
What Makes a Good Researcher?
Curiosity, persistence and an open mind are some of the traits
UBC researchers tell us make a good investigator.
Research Funding Highlights
UBC consistently performs well in securing research funding.
In 2001/02 alone there was more than $260 million in research
activity at the university.
UBC Researchers Find a Way to Shorten Waits at Airport Security
Frustrated with slow-moving airport security lineups?
A team of UBC student researchers has a plan to make those
lines shorter and faster.
Opera Hits a High Note with Research
Singing may not be considered a science, but opera students
can hold their own - not to mention some very high notes -
when it comes to research.
Research Reveals Downsizing Survivors Need Support, Too
We often hear about the emotional trauma suffered by those
who lose their jobs in mass layoffs, but downsizing can be
just as stressful for those left behind, and companies need
to address this for successful restructuring, say researchers
in UBCs Education faculty.
UBC Research Offers Med Students Injection of Virtual Reality
Turning patients into pincushions when students are learning
to insert a needle may be a thing of the past once a UBC medical
training tool becomes available.