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Researchers show simple construction change can double earthquake resistance

UBC researchers have discovered that by using oversize wooden sheets in wall construction they can double the ability of many wood-frame structures to withstand wind and earthquake forces. “We knew […]

“Food for all” — Food for thought

by Ivan Head The following excerpts are from remarks made by Prof. Ivan Head on Oct. 25 at United Nations headquarters in New York City. Head, UBC law professor and […]

Researchers probe alternative therapies

UBC researchers are playing a prominent role at the recently opened Tzu Chi Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre. The institute will conduct […]

UBC to play part in Year of the Asia Pacific

by Gavin Wilson Staff writer Prime Minister Jean Chretien announced while in Vancouver last week that 1997 will be Canada’s Year of the Asia Pacific. The announcement was made at […]

UBC’s 100-plus MRC award winners honoured

More than 100 UBC recipients of significant Medical Research Council (MRC) awards were recognized at the inaugural MRC Celebration of Excellence Reception held earlier this month. MRC President Dr. Henry […]

Debaters set sights on world championships

The UBC Debate Society will compete against teams representing universities from around the world including Oxford, Cambridge, Yale and Harvard at this year’s World Debating Championships in Cape Town, South […]

Proposed Liu Centre elicits praise, criticism

About 80 faculty and staff attended a four-hour Open House on Nov. 19 to discuss the proposed Liu Centre for International Studies and University Centre for faculty and staff. A […]

Survey says UBC first for tomorrow’s leaders

Consistency is the hallmark of UBC’s performance in Maclean’s magazine’s annual ranking of Canadian universities. For the second consecutive year the survey ranked UBC as second-best in the reputation category […]

UBC Reports Calendar for 96-11-28

A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from December 1 through December 14, 1996. UBC Reports welcomes calendar submissions from […]

UBC Reports Digest for 96-11-28

UBC staff pension plan members have the option of placing votes by telephone as they elect two directors for the UBC Staff Pension Plan’s board. Members may use Televote, UBC’s […]

vol. 42, issue 20

Forum . News Digest . Obituary . People . Letters to the Editor . Calendar Piper to become UBC’s next president Dr. Martha C. Piper, vice-president, Research and External Affairs, […]

Whither/wither? See Calendar

Editor: One partial answer to “Whither or wither?” on the future of universities (UBC Reports, Oct. 17) can be found in the spread on pages 4 and 5, same issue […]

UBC Reports :: Obituary

Civil Engineering Prof. Emeritus Roy Hooley died Sept. 3 at University Hospital. Born in Vancouver, Prof. Hooley graduated from UBC in 1947 and received his PhD from Stanford University. Returning […]

UBC Reports People for 96-11-28

Mechanical Engineering Prof. Clarence de Silva has been appointed as the regional editor for North America of Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence–The International Journal of Intelligent Real-Time Automation. The journal […]

Piper to become UBC’s next president

Dr. Martha C. Piper, vice-president, Research and External Affairs, at the University of Alberta, and a leading advocate for university research, has been appointed 11th president of The University of […]

B.C. students above average in int’l testing

by Connie Bagshaw Staff writer Canadian students scored significantly higher than the international average in the world’s largest test of mathematics and science skills written by students representing more than […]

Publisher a survivor of challenges in funding

by Gavin Wilson Staff writer When UBC Press staff and authors gather today to toast the academic publisher’s 25th anniversary, the cheers will be mixed with a sigh of relief. […]

Time to give draws to close

With the Nov. 30 close just days away, UBC’s United Way Campaign is nearing its goal of raising $290,260. As of Nov. 22, the total was $256,742. “We’re getting tremendous […]

Holiday break sees slowdown in sports

Athletics activity is winding down for the December break with a handful of home games and fewer still away. The Thunderbird hockey team takes to the ice against the Brandon […]

Anorexia nervosa also claims lives of elderly

Psychologists at the University of British Columbia have uncovered evidence that fatal cases of anorexia nervosa may strike more older people, and men, than is commonly believed. Their findings fly […]