Sid Katz's quarter-century love affair with the Cecil Green
cliff has been made easier with a new park bench - photo by
UBC Reports | Vol. 50 | No. 2 | Feb.
Best Places to Kiss on Campus
From the romantic to the risqué, Valentine’s
Day often takes the blame for a surge in public displays of
affection -- or PDAs -- among lovers who can't keep their
lips off each other.
Workshop Helps to Separate Fact from Fiction in Real Life
What do we read when we read auto/biography? And what exactly
are we watching when we watch auto/biographical plays?
Protecting Young Workers from Crippling Injuries
An 18-year-old sawmill worker was fatally crushed when a
log he was attempting to straighten rolled off the skid of
an infeed deck.
No More Line-Ups: New Online Banking Service Saves Time
UBC students have a new way to pay tuition and other fees
on-line -- Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). Students can transfer
funds from their bank account and pay whichever UBC fees they
choose -- whenever they choose.
UBC Engineering Students Raise the Quality of Life in East
Villagers in Usu'un, East Timor live off the land. They farm
and they fish. It is not easy being a farmer in a place like
this, what with rugged terrain, poor soils, and unpredictable
rainfall. And it's even harder when you live in a country
where 70 per cent of the physical infrastructure was destroyed
in an armed conflict in which nearly three quarters of the
population was displaced.
UBC Project Makes Life Easier for Those Suffering from Aphasia
Anita Borg, founder of the Institute for Women in Technology
in Palo Alto, California, was passionate about using technology
to better people's lives. Those who knew her say she was a
brilliant engineer with a compelling vision and a way of presenting
it that would make people sit up and listen.
Old Skill Provides Modern Solution to Heart Valve Replacement
A traditional sailors' craft was the inspiration for a new
technique to replace heart valves without major surgery.
For the Love of Money
A lot of us love money, but not many of us relish the annual
chore of working out our taxes -- especially when our efforts
don't result in a nice fat return. The Young Alumni Network
is offering recent graduates a workshop that will teach them
how to manage their money efficiently and invest it wisely.
New Invention Saves Pain for Patients and Doctors
Joanne Driscoll (not her real name) has a deteriorating disc
in her spine. To slow the deterioration down, doctors must
insert a long needle filled with a steroid into her back every
For Teens in Crisis, Help can be a Click Away
Youth in crisis in the Lower Mainland can now turn to their
computers for help.