New Dean of Medicine, Gavin Stuart - photo by Martin Dee
UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 10 | Oct.
New Medical Dean makes a Positive Prognosis
The new head of one of Canadas largest medical schools
feels like hes under a national microscope. Observing
from the other side of the lens are Canadas 15 other
medical schools focused on the outcome of UBCs move
to double the size of its medical school by 2010 with education
distributed at three sites in the province.
The more things change in the American inner city, the more
they stay the same. For decades, banks engaged in a practice
called red-lining, refusing to make loans for
home purchases, renovations or business investment to low-income
The Geee! In Genome
Canadas first national travelling exhibition on the
science of genomics -- including a special module honouring
the legacy of the late Michael Smith, UBC professor of biotechnology
who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1993 -- opened
Oct. 2 at Vancouvers Science World and runs to Jan.
Violent Neighbourhoods can Lead to Violent Workplaces
The risk of an employee going postal may have
more to do with an organizations postal code than with
how people are treated inside the workplace.
UBC United Way
With a successful kick-off event behind them, and an amount
of over $20,000 raised to date, the 2003 UBC United Way Campaign
is well underway.
Research Breakthrough gives New Hope to Schizophrenics
A UBC researcher has made a breakthrough that promises new
treatment for schizophrenia in the treatment of schizophrenia
25 Year Club
For Richard Prince, the secret to his lengthy academic career
is taking it one day at a time. Prince, an art history, visual
art and theory professor celebrates his induction into the
Quarter Century Club this year with 25 other faculty members
A Degree of Difference for First Nations Social Workers
Its been 30 years in the making, but the first two-hour
class of the new First Nations Bachelor of Social Work program
is already changing the way Delhia Nahanee works as a resource
social worker in the Squamish Nation.
University Town Continues to Grow
UBC computer science professor Raymond Ng likes to joke that
if he has a class at 8:30 a.m., he doesnt have to get
up until eight. As a resident of the town homes in Hawthorn
Lane, a neighbourhood located in the middle of the UBC campus,
hes not far from the truth.
Youve Come A Long Way, Baby
When it first opened its doors in January 1973, the UBC Womens
Resources Centre (WRC) consisted of a half-time coordinator
in half an office.
New Food for Thought
Students returning to Place Vanier residence this fall were
greeted by a pleasant surprise sure to whet their appetites.
UBC Food Services unveiled a newly renovated cafeteria last
month, revealing a cozy and elegant space filled with aromas
of both hearty and exotic cuisine.
Come on get Healthy
Find yourself teetering on the seesaw of work-life balance?
UBCs first health symposium may help.