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UBC’s Child Study Centre to close in June 1997

UBC’s Child Study Centre, an interdisciplinary centre for research in child development and early childhood education, will close June 30, 1997. “This decision has not been taken lightly,” said Faculty […]

UBC Reports Calendar for 96-12-12

A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from December 15, 1996 through January 11, 1997. UBC Reports welcomes calendar submissions […]

UBC Reports Digest for 96-12-12

The Forestry Undergraduate Society is once again selling Christmas trees at the Canada Safeway store on West 10th Ave. at Tolmie St. until Dec. 20. The trees are Douglas Fir […]

vol. 42, issue 21

Profile . News Digest . Campus works . People . Letter to the Editor . Calendar Network to seek learning, work links UBC has been chosen as the headquarters of […]

Rationale for hiring spouse draws ire

Editor: I receive UBC Reports through the Courier and read it to keep abreast of events and news at UBC. Educational issues and particularly those involving post-secondary education and training […]

UBC Reports People for 96-12-12

Shannon von Kaldenberg is UBC’s new director of development. Von Kaldenberg has an 18-year record in fund raising, strategic planning, human resource development and communications. Prior to joining UBC, von […]

Kudos in Cuba

Susan Butt’s theories are gold to Cuba’s athletes by Gavin Wilson Staff writer Drug use, temper tantrums, trash-talking multimillionaires, pre- pubescent girls chewed up and spit out by an uncaring […]

Chemicals transformed from waste to wealth

by Stephen Forgacs Staff writer Efforts to reuse and reclaim chemicals used on campus are saving the university thousands of dollars annually and preventing hundreds of kilograms of hazardous waste […]

Food service in SUB slated for rejuvenation

UBC Food Services is in the process of preparing a Request for Proposal for the space presently occupied by the 950-seat Pacific Spirit Place cafeteria and the commissary in the […]

Medical research to bridge Pacific

UBC’s Faculty of Medicine has entered into a joint research program with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong. The two faculties will work together as equal […]

Sri Lanka gains UBC expertise as planners rebuild after war

by Charles Ker Staff writer Sri Lanka has a severe shortage of community and regional planners and has turned to UBC for help. A year ago, the Sri Lankan government […]

Books make move to new quarters during holiday break

Imagine a row of books stretching from UBC to Boundary Road, a total of 16.5 kilometres. Now imagine moving them to a new home, making sure they arrive in exactly […]

Project aims to close doctor-patient gap

by Gavin Wilson Staff writer A new project at UBC aims to bring doctors and patients together to take a shared role in making decisions about medical care. Called Informed […]

Network to seek learning, work links

by Connie Bagshaw Staff writer UBC has been chosen as the headquarters of the Western Education and Training Research Network, which will examine and assess policy issues and initiatives in […]

Students get hands-on training in Tanzania

by Stephen Forgacs Staff writer Earlier this year nursing students Danielle Morin and Laurel Fraser decided that getting nursing experience in a developing nation would be an eye-opening experience. They […]

Donations make a difference in life

Pam Miles has a unique perspective on the university’s United Way campaign. As a donor she receives thanks from campus volunteers. As a volunteer vice-president for a United Way agency–Big […]

Wall Institute to meld best minds in research

by Charles Ker Staff writer Four years ago, Prof. Ken MacCrimmon joined a select gathering of renowned artists and scientists in the resort town of Bellagio in northern Italy. Attendees […]

Catch Father Bauer Classic Dec. 28-30

The Thunderbird hockey team will see out 1996 with the annual Father Bauer Classic tournament, while the men’s basketball team welcomes the new year with a four-team tournament. The Father […]

Volunteers’ wreaths attract fan following

Neither the rain, nor sleet nor snow dumped on Vancouver lately has dampened the enthusiasm of holiday shoppers looking to UBC’s Botanical Garden for the perfect wreath to adorn their […]

Half a million library books on the move

Imagine a row of books stretching from UBC to Boundary Road, a total of 16.5 kilometres. Now imagine moving them to a new home, making sure they arrive in exactly […]