UBC Prof. Rob Van Wynsberghe will co-instruct the
first Learning City Project course at the Great
Northern Way campus - photo by Martin Dee
UBC Reports | Vol. 51 | No. 4 |
Apr. 7, 2005
New Centre will be a Hub for Vancouver Sustainability Initiatives
UBC’s first building at the new Great Northern Way
Campus (GNWC) is not only good for the environment, it also
makes excellent financial sense and offers opportunities for
community service learning and increased export potential.
Need a Joint Repair? Stick a Sponge in it
Tiny, full of holes, yet effective -- drug-filled implantable
sponges may be a new way to promote bone growth in orthopedic
surgeries, say a pair of UBC scientists.
UBC Opens Asia-Pacific Office
UBC’s latest international foray will capitalize on
the university’s substantial strengths in the Asia-Pacific
Trek 2010: The Global Vision
On March 10, UBC President Martha Piper inaugurated the Trek
2010 vision in a campus dialogue at the Chan Centre for the
Science Fair Put Prof on Track for UBC
Curiosity, creativity and an “off-the-wall” way
of looking at things will be found at UBC’s student
recreation centre when 500 high school students present their
projects for judging at the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF),
to be held May 15-22.
Prof Turns Breech Baby Problem on its Head
It’s a new approach to a traditional procedure and
it may save thousands of mothers the risks and recuperation
associated with Caesarean section surgery.
Education is Key says Student, Mother and Chief
As the spring term draws to a close, Kim Baird is probably
the only UBC student juggling term papers, final exams and
a re-election campaign.
Distinguished Careers Recognized with Honorary Degrees
A Nobel Prize winner in physics, the director of Canada’s
first midwifery educational program and two acclaimed artists
are among 11 recipients of UBC honorary degrees this year.
Choice Imminent for University Town Design
A space of any kind defines what happens within it, says
Associate Director of External Affairs for University Town
Linda Moore, a graduate architect and project manager for
the University Boulevard Architectural Competition.
One UBC Family: Three Order of Canada Appointments
On Feb. 8, 2005, Michael P. Robinson became the third member
of his family to receive an appointment to the Order of Canada.
New UBC Program Essential for International Aid Workers
Karen Lund prepared to change careers and teach in the nursing
program in Dhaka, Bangladesh by taking the UBC course in international
health and development.