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Brandon Konoval takes music education on-line. - photo by Helen Lewis
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 classroom.

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 town.

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 9/11.

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.

UBC Alumni

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.


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