Nobel laureate Carl E. Wieman - photo by Martin Dee
UBC Reports | Vol. 52 | No. 8 |
Aug. 3, 2006
Innovations in Teaching and Learning
Teaching and Learning at UBC are Undergoing Something of a Renaissance. At This Rate, Where Will We Be in 10 Years?
Carl Wieman’s research gained him the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2001. But he’s joining UBC’s Faculty of Science not to delve into the mysteries of atoms but into the minds of students and teachers.
School of Rock
One student reminisces about his three-year love affair with the music of the Grateful Dead.
UBC Okanagan Ready for the Age Quake
Tomorrow’s aging population is here today in the Okanagan — and Kathryn Plancke is ready for it.
Arts Faculty Launches Coordinated Program Streams
Leaving the confines of high school for university can make for a daunting transition.
Health Research With, By and For Aboriginal People
Aboriginal professors at UBC are closing the distance between healers and those who need healing.
New Program Brings Engineering Know-how to Health Care
An interdisciplinary approach to solving real-world problems is central to two new graduate programs starting this fall at UBC.
Can Aboriginal Health Issues be Taught in a Classroom?
Not according to students, instructors and organizers of a new four-week, interprofessional “immersion” program that takes place in B.C. Aboriginal communities.
Action + Service = Learning
What universities and community settings have in common is that they are both places where students learn to care about and respond effectively to the critical social, ecological, and economic issues facing the world.
Problems to Explore, Not to Ignore
Over the next five years, innovations in teaching will be based less on educated guesses and more on research-based evidence.
Growth of Online Personal Learning
The one thing constant about technology is change, so predicting the learning technology environment at UBC in five-10 years time is daunting.
A Buffet of Leadership Opportunities
A decade ago at UBC, we didn’t believe that a talk by Stephen Lewis could pack the Chan Centre or that 600 students would participate in a Student Leadership Conference on a Saturday.
Where Everybody Knows Your Name
The anarchic world of online teen culture has inspired a new social networking website for UBC students and alumni.
Ethical Issues at the Heart of Research
Complex, controversial and sometimes confusing -- the realm of research ethics can be daunting for aspiring researchers.