Aspiring doctor Brad Ashman has thrown himself into varsity athletics, academics and community volunteering while at UBC - photo by Darin Dueck
UBC Reports | Vol. 53 | No. 5 |
May 3, 2007
Special Congregation Issue
This UBC Reports profiles just a handful of the more than 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students who will receive their degrees at Congregation ceremonies from May 23-30 in Vancouver, and June 8 in Kelowna. They join almost 250,000 UBC alumni worldwide. Complementing each story, we are pleased to offer, for the first time in our online edition, the chance to hear these graduates -- via audio clips -- share what they’ll remember most about their university. To listen to the clips, follow the links to the articles below and click on the audio links.
For more information about graduation, visit: www.graduation.ubc.ca.
Science Grad Helped Take UBC to World Series
Some athletes are known for outlandish contracts and even worse behaviour, but graduating UBC baseball pitcher Brad Ashman is an athlete on whom the mantle of role model actually fits.
Degrees of Kindness
True learning that transforms the world must connect the head, heart and hands.
Nursing Grad Brings First Nations Sensitivity to Her Role
Grandma Rose was thrilled when granddaughter Viola chose to pursue a nursing degree after her first year of university.
US Grad Inspired by Global Mentors
An American student has learned the most important lesson of his Canadian university career from a Costa Rican farmer.
This BCom comes with a Rolls Royce
Lesley So loves to travel. She also loves numbers, logistics and the creativity involved in problem-solving.
Ski Racer Finds New World View
Five years at UBC has taught Trevor Bruce that no man, not even an Alpine skier, is an island.
A Banjo on Her Knee
If you pick up your prescription from Brooke Lunderville, you may get some impromptu musical medicine.
Rugby Champ Hangs up Cleats for Medicine
As a world-class rugby player, Jim Douglas knows how to perform under pressure, handle the unexpected and keep focused until the job is done.
Dentist Perseveres to Earn Canadian Credentials
When Dimitar Bakalov crosses the Chan Centre stage to pick up his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree this month, he’ll be taking the last few steps of a long and arduous academic journey.
Director Adds MFA to His Credits
Friends and family were somewhat puzzled by Camyar Chai’s decision to return to school. After all, hasn’t he already made it?
Staff Members Receive President’s Service Award for Excellence
Five members of the university community are being recognized for outstanding contributions to campus life as recipients of the 2007 President’s Service Award for Excellence (PSAE).
Revitalized Social Space Links Campus to its Grad Roots
A small outdoor plaza, rich with social and ceremonial significance, has been revitalized for the enjoyment of future generations at UBC.
Environmental Engineering Graduates First Class
Seven students will share the distinction this spring of being Canadian firsts: they’re receiving a UBC-UNBC joint Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Environmental Engineering.
Nursing at 7,000 Feet
Caring for patients in a Himalayan village hospital has forever changed the outlook of two UBC School of Nursing grads.
UBC Reports Earns GOLD for Best Newspaper
The Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) has awarded UBC Reports the Gold in the best newspaper category in its 2007 awards program.