Jorg Bohlmann is part of a team of UBC researchers mapping
out a genetic blueprint for poplar and spruce - photo
by Paul Joseph
UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 6 | Jun.
Exploring the Family Trees of Trees
In the Canadian forest, the poplar and the spruce couldnt
be farther apart. One is a deciduous hardwood tree, the other
a conifer. But by mapping out a genetic blueprint for these
two very different tree systems, UBC scientists hope to help
strengthen Canadas forest sector.
Raising the Grade on Campus
Campus construction is booming with major projects carrying
a total value of more than $600 million -- more than any other
university in Canada -- now underway.
Where the Girls Arent
A typical girl loves her computer -- but she doesnt
understand how it works and isnt dreaming of a career
in information technology.
Drug Costs May Soar for Canadas Seniors
Pharmacare -- its a national ailment sorely in need
of a cure. So says a group of health policy researchers at
UBCs Centre for Health Services and Policy Research
Learning Through Engagement
Students who participate in the arts at school perform better
in math and are more wholly involved in learning, according
to a recently released national study involving UBC researchers.
UBC Research Drives Canadas Fledgling Emerald Industry
It was late August 1998 when Bill Wengzynowski spotted something
green while prospecting in a remote area of southeastern Yukon.
UBC 2003 Rick Hansen Wheels in Motion
Skates, bikes, and blades will be out in force as UBC staff,
faculty and students and the local community get in motion
to raise awareness and funds for spinal cord care and research.
Classical music concerts usually conjure up images of well-heeled
audiences, furrow-browed intellectuals and black-tie formality.
Bad Gums not Bad Brushing Causes Bad Breath
Think brushing, flossing and swigging mouthwash can save
you from bad breath? Think again.
A Lot of Hot Air
There is no such thing as a safe cigarette -- and tobacco
companies who market light versions are just blowing
smoke, says UBC Commerce Prof. Rick Pollay.
Cant draw a stick figure to save your life? New software
designed by two Computer Science graduate students may give
hope to all the budding artists out there blessed with more
enthusiasm than skill.