Catching rays at UBC's lap pool is a popular activity,
but not without risks that most people are aware of but
still choose to ignore even after lesions appear - photo
by Martin Dee
UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 8 | Aug.
Skin Cancer Patients Know the Risks but Fail to Act
B.C. patients who suspect they have skin cancer dont
seek medical attention for an average of almost five months
-- even when the lesion is invasive -- according to a study
done by a UBC graduate student.
Dean Committed to Lifelong Legal Education
Like the Texas state she has until recently called home,
Mary Anne Bobinskis vision for the UBC Faculty of Law
is bold, varied and grand.
UBC Host Program Encourages Faculty and Staff to Attract
Every year, thousands of conference delegates descend on
UBC to discuss topics that could range from Organometallic
Chemistry to Mountain Logging.
Computer Science Professor Invents New Digital Camera
In a world of pocket-sized digital cameras and colour printers
capable of turning any kitchen table into a high-tech photo
lab, the UBC ScanCam seems an unlikely harbinger of the next
wave of computer graphics technology.
Shortened Hospital Stays not Always a Blessing
Returning home after a hospital stay should be a relief.
For many patients, however, it can be a frustrating struggle
to prepare special diets, juggle pain medications or even
shower with bandages on.
Campus Recruiters Step up Efforts to Attract First Nations
What do a summer camp, a soccer tournament, a business program
and a Web site have in common? They are all examples of UBCs
renewed commitment to increase aboriginal student enrolment
and to support aboriginal students at UBC.
Reaching out to Aboriginal High School Students
Aboriginal high school students from across B.C. are at UBC
this week for the first-ever aboriginal youth forestry camp.
Deans New and Renewed
Law isnt the only faculty to get a new dean this year.
The Faculties of Medicine and Science have also appointed
Taking Education and Learning into Our Community
UBC has joined forces with nine other Canadian universities
to seek funding support for community service learning (CSL)
The Way We Were
2010 Olympic organizers take note -- despite your best efforts,
people may remember conversations in line-ups or the state
of washrooms more than the international displays, competitions
and lavish ceremonies.
Global Epidemic of Hip Fractures
Its a life-threatening condition that affects 1.6 million
people around the world every year, costs $650 million annually
for Canada to manage and carries a mortality rate of 20 per
cent in the first year.
New Songwriting Course a First in Canada
Roll over Beethoven, give my regards to Broadway, and say
hello to UBC, which could quite possibly be the next hotbed
of hit tunes and hit-makers.