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UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 7 | Jul. 3, 2003


UBC’s Alumni Association Trek Magazine continues to gain international and national awards and recognition.

Trek writer Diane Haynes recently was named among the winners in Canada’s 26th Annual National Magazine Awards. She won an Honourable Mention in the Health and Medicine division for an article entitled Change your Mind.

Museum Rocks

Curator Kirsten Parker and Asst. Prof. of Earth and Ocean Sciences Stuart Sutherland (right) welcome visitors to UBC’s newest on-campus museum. The Pacific Museum of the Earth, which opened officially on June 19, merges the collections of the Pacific Mineral Museum, formerly located on W. Hastings St., and the university’s M.Y. Williams Geological Museum.

The 30,000-piece collection includes spectacular samples of rocks, mineral and fossils from all over the world and a six-metre-long Lambeosaurus skeleton named George. Eventually, the museum will also house a tornado machine, a seismic centre, several oceanography displays, and a teaching resource centre for K-12 and undergraduate educators.

The museum is located on the main floor of the Earth and Ocean Sciences Building, 6339 Stores Rd., and is open to the public Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, contact Kirsten Parker at 604.822.6992.

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