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UBC Announces Creation of New Journalism School

The University of British Columbia and the Sing Tao Foundation will announce the establishment of a new graduate school of journalism at UBC during a ground-breaking ceremony today. The Sing […]

Conference to Focus on Minimizing Aftermath of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tsunamis

Nine years ago a tornado swept through Edmonton killing 26 people, half of whom died in a mobile home park in the northeast end of the city. According to PhD […]

Study Looks at Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviour

People with obsessive-compulsive disorder sometimes wash their hands until their skin is raw and bleeding, or re-do the same load of laundry 10 times in a day, or spend three […]

UBC to Announce School of Journalism at Ground-Breaking Ceremony

University of British Columbia President David Strangway will announce the creation of the Sing Tao School of Journalism July 24. The Sing Tao School of Journalism will offer an integrated […]

Construction Starts at St. John’s College UBC

A ceremony today marked the construction start of St. John’s College at the University of British Columbia, and the fulfilment of a lifelong dream for graduates of St. John’s University, […]

St. John’s University alumni welcome new college at UBC

United Way UBC co-chairs begin 1996 team building

Prof. Ray Hall, from the Dept. of Theatre and Film, and Margaret Sayer of University Computing Services, have been named co-chairs of the 1996 UBC United Way Campaign. Both have […]

Royal Society honours faculty achievements

Five UBC faculty members have been elected to the Royal Society of Canada. Professors Ira Nadel, Julian Davies, Nicholas Pippenger, Anthony Sinclair and F.J.R. (Max) Taylor are among 60 new […]

Engineering team soars to victory in U.S. skies

by Stephen Forgacs Staff writer A radio-controlled aircraft built by a team of eight UBC engineering students soared to victory over a field of American and Canadian competitors in an […]

Deans named for Arts, Grad Studies

The faculties of Arts and Graduate Studies have appointed new deans for concurrent six-year terms. Effective July 1, English Prof. Shirley Neuman, from the University of Alberta, and UBC Prof. […]

Nobel Laureate heads south for year’s sabbatical at U of W

UBC’s Nobel Prize-winning professor Michael Smith has been elected as a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences, the most prestigious scientific organization in the United States. Academy members […]

Mindess named associate VP, Academic

Prof. Sidney Mindess has been appointed associate vice-president, Academic, for a four-year term starting July 1. He replaces Dr. William Webber who has served in the position since 1990. “Prof. […]

Getting the Bugs Out

Ecologist Judy Myers hunts for exotic pests and `alien invaders’ by Charles Ker Staff writer Tent caterpillars worship sunshine and will climb to the top of trees to find it. […]

UBC Reports People for 96-07-11

Bill Bruneau, a professor of Educational Studies, has been elected president of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) for a one-year term. Bruneau, a graduate of the University of […]

Halide light shines superior

Editor: This is in support of a letter by Ian Fisher (UBC Reports, Feb. 22). He argues that sodium lighting is vastly inferior to halide. We (the Dept. of Anthropology […]

vol. 42, issue 12

Profile . People . Letters to the editor . Calendar Deans named for Arts, Grad Studies The faculties of Arts and Graduate Studies have appointed new deans for concurrent six-year […]

UBC Reports Calendar for 96-07-11

A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from July 14 through August 17, 1996. UBC Reports welcomes calendar submissions from […]

Astronaut touches down on campus

Canadian astronaut Marc Garneau helped kick off a month-long educational program for 52 of Canada’s top high school math and science students this month at UBC. Students in the Shad […]

Blake to head Faculty Association for two-year term

Zoology Prof. Robert Blake has been elected president of UBC’s Faculty Association for a two-year term. He has served as the association’s vice-president for the past two years. Mary Russell, […]

Emergency drill offers opportunity to test responses

A graduate student and a research technician are working in a campus lab on a quiet summer morning. Suddenly, there’s an explosion that knocks the research technician to the floor, […]