Class of 2005 - photo by Martin Dee
UBC Reports | Vol. 51 | No. 5 |
May 5, 2005
Class of 2005
From May 25 to June 1 more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate
students from UBC's 12 faculties and schools will receive
their hard-earned degrees in ceremonies at the Chan Centre
for the Performing Arts.
In addition, 10 honorary degrees will be conferred to distinguished
guests that include Nobel prize-winner Anthony J. Leggett
and singer Raffi Cavoukian. The 2005 graduating class will
join UBC's global alumni community of more than 200,000. For
more information, and to view ceremonies live via webcast,
UBC “Births” First Midwifery Class
Seven UBC students will be picking up a BMW at Spring Congregation,
but they won’t be driving away in a luxury import.
87 Years Young
Clarice Rummel, 87, has a twinkle in her eye when she tells
you about her boyfriends at UBC.
Tapping Ancient Wisdom for a Sustainable Future
When Zane Young finished high school, his parents gave him
a plane ticket and luggage as graduation presents. They then
told him to either get a job or go to university.
Law School Equips Community Advocate
What makes Agnes Huang so special, her professors say, is
the energy she has invested in her law studies and those around
Pharmacy a “Piping” Hot Career Choice
After eight years of post-secondary education, Craig Plain
figures he’s finally found the prescription for success.
X-ray Vision: Geo-Scientist Uses Math to See Through Ice
Nicolas Lhomme knows Antarctica and Greenland inside out,
Nursing Degree Caps Family’s Long Journey
Sergey Volchkov’s nursing degree marks a major milestone
in an academic journey that has spanned continents, cultures
MBA Grad Embraces his Passions
The Sauder School of Business prepares students for the type
of intense environment and group projects they will likely
face at work, according to Chris McNally, who graduated this
year with an MBA.
Global Experiences Shape New Doc’s Vision
Even as a high school student in a small B.C. town, Faculty
of Medicine graduate Carly Peterson was looking for international
Disability No Disadvantage, Says Poli Sci Grad
An internship at the B.C. Legislature next January will provide
Justin Cheng invaluable experience.
Carpenter Picks up Dentist’s Drill
Same skills, different drills -- for Gary Wessels, the shift
from carpentry to dentistry was a natural transition.
Forestry Grad Hears Call of the Wild
Yulia Stange was studying science at UBC when the student
across the hall in her residence noticed Stange had a passion
for the outdoors, and suggested she take a forestry course.
A New Breed of Health-Care Providers
UBC will celebrate B.C.’s newest providers of health-care
services when the first graduates of the nurse practitioner
program pick up their Master of Science in Nursing degrees
Education Grad uses Engineer’s Mind
Reg D’Silva grew up in India and speaks at least five
languages. He learned two or three from his parents, as well
as English, which was also spoken at home.
The ABCs of Children’s Literature
For illustrator Kathryn Shoemaker, UBC’s program offered
the perfect meld of library science, English, creative writing,
language and literacy.
Staff Members Receive President’s Service Award for
Five staff members have received the 2005 President’s
Service Award for Excellence in recognition of their tireless
work and ongoing commitment to the University.