Brandon Konoval takes music education on-line.
- photo by Helen Lewis
UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 11 | Sep.
5 , 2002
Breaking Barriers In Music Education
High Tech Tunes Teach Complex Concepts
So you've never played a note on a piano -- don't let that
stop you from writing a fabulous four-part composition.
Finding the Facts to Fit In
When Aditi Kolachala left behind a successful career in India
to pursue graduate studies at UBC, she arrived on campus wondering
whether she would be able to adapt, but a program for international
teaching assistants quickly helped her feel at home in a Canadian
Royals to Visit UBC
Campus organizers are preparing for a royal visit by Her
Majesty Queen Elizabeth and HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
on the afternoon of Oct. 7.
Imagine your Life on Campus
Five thousand new students descended on campus Sept. 3 for
Imagine UBC, but the university's day-long undergraduate welcome
program isn't the only orientation initiative aimed at helping
first-year students connect to university life.
Finding a Friend on the First Day of School
Everyone knows being the new kid at school can be scary for
students, but for UBC's more than 450 full and part-time new
faculty members, it can be just as unnerving.
Research Conference First of its Kind Here
Helping students learn through discovery is the aim of UBC's
first multidisciplinary undergraduate research conference
to be held Sept. 27 and 28 at the Forest Sciences Centre.
On Location at UBC
On an average day, Cecil Green Park House is home to bright
reception areas and busy university offices. But when the
crew of The Dead Zone rolls in, it becomes the moody Maine
mansion of psychic hero Johnny Smith.
High-tech Teaching Advice: Lose the Overheads
Pat Mirenda had no trouble lining up Dustin Hoffman to help
her teach a course on autism. All it took to get the actor
- who portrayed a man with autism in the movie Rain Man -
to speak to her students was a click of her computer mouse.
What Makes a Great Teacher? What Makes a Great Student?
As the new academic year begins, students and professors
prepare to meet in the education arena to challenge and learn
from each other.
Patients from Cyberspace Invade Medical Curriculum
How can a patient have a multitude of complaints, be examined,
tested and undergo numerous surgical interventions without
setting foot in a doctor's office?
UBC Launches its First On-line Master's Degree
For the first time in UBC history, students will be able
to get a
degree without even stepping on campus.
Burning the Midnight Oil in the Land of the Midnight Sun
For Patrick McDermott, attending a class at UBC would mean
a 12-hour flight over 3,100 km of icy wilderness, but thanks
to UBC's first on-line master's degree, he can learn how to
enrich the lives of 256 Inook students without ever leaving
UBC Launches Canada's Largest Campus Wireless Network
UBC's students, faculty and staff no longer need to be chained
to their desks to be connected to the world.
UBC Remembers 9/11
On Sept. 11 UBC will be hosting two ceremonies to give members
of the university community and the public an opportunity
to reflect on the first anniversary of the tragic events of
Team-based Approach to Learning Gains Popularity
Students sneaking a snooze in the back row of crowded lecture
halls may become a rare sight as problem-based learning (PBL)
gains ground on campus.
One of the best ways to judge a university is by the quality
of its alumni. UBC grads are world-renowned opera singers,
CEOs of international corporations, award-winning writers,
scientists, economists, teachers physicians, lawyers and professionals
of all stripes, and make up a large part of BC's workforce.