Maddie's Malawian family included her amayi (mother) and the
woman's two 18-month-old grandsons - photo by Madeleine Lyons
UBC Reports | Vol. 50 | No. 8 | Sep.
AIDS in Africa: Up Close and Very Personal
If called upon to write that proverbial essay about how she
spent her summer vacation, an uncommon one in Malawi, Africa,
Madeleine Lyons would undoubtedly tell of attending five funerals
in 10 days -- each death attributed to AIDS.
Put Another Fiver on the Barbie . . .
The 2004 UBC United Way Campaign kicks off with a great BBQ
later this month on Wednesday, Sep. 22. A burger and pop costs
only $5 at SUB from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. and all proceeds go
to the United Way of the Lower Mainland.
UBC’s New State-of-the-Art Facility
The curving coloured ribbons of glass that stretch across
the 36-metre-wide front window tell the whole story. If you’re
able to read DNA sequences, that is.
Disaster Course a Hit with Students
The combination of mass destruction and human drama that
has made so many Hollywood disaster movies box office hits,
has also proven to be a winning formula for a UBC Science
Harvard-Educated Native American Scholar Joins UBC Forestry
There are simply too few Aboriginal people employed in the
forestry sector in B.C., especially considering that more
than 80 per cent of Canada’s First Nations are located
on forest land, according to Ron Trosper, the latest faculty
member of Forest Resource Management in the Faculty of Forestry.
University of Victoria will be Home for Widely Travelled
UBC medical student Michelle Tousignant, 14 years old at
the time, was there visiting her father who was part of the
United Nations Assistance Mission. She says watching the Red
Cross in action during the conflict strongly influenced her
decision to become a doctor.
Cranes Flying for Academic / Residential Growth Spurt
Construction is booming at UBC with more than $600 million
in institutional and housing projects underway. Projects range
from student housing to galleries and research centres as
well as town homes and condominiums in four of the eight campus
neighbourhoods that comprise UBC’s residentially oriented
Co-Development Helps Campus Community Build a Sustainable
The brainchild of UBC Properties Trust, the innovative approach
stems from UBC housing policy, which makes leased university
land available to qualified employees when they come together
in groups of at least ten owners.
The Return of the Native
After more than a decade abroad, international law expert
Michael Byers has come home to western Canada. But will the
new academic director of the Liu Institute for Global Issues
see the world differently now that he’s far from the
centres of political power?
UBC physics grad Jeremy Hilton is convinced he’s part
of an elite team destined for something great -- something
that will revolutionize the way we live.
A Texan on Campus
As an American tourist visiting Canada, just one day in Vancouver
was enough to convince Jason Wood that it might be a nice
place to live. The teen from Texas liked the look of the city.
UBC REC Bigger and Better
By merging two departments, UBC REC is now bigger and better
to serve the UBC community.