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Talkin’ on the world

The UBC Debate Society will compete against rivals from Oxford, Cambridge, Yale and Harvard at this year’s World Debating Championships taking place Dec. 28 to Jan. 3 in Cape Town, […]

UBC holds fall graduation ceremonies Nov. 28

Nearly 2,000 students from a range of disciplines are eligible to receive academic degrees during the University of British Columbia’s Fall Congregation ceremonies to be held Nov. 28 in UBC’s […]

Closing the doctor-patient communication gap

A new project at the University of British Columbia aims to bring doctors and patients together to take a shared role in making decisions about medical care. Research shows that […]

Canadian students above average in mathematics and science studies

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 40 countries. Results of phase […]

New President Appointed for University of British Columbia

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 […]

Global warming will take toll in Canada’s North

Projected global warming in Canada’s North over the next 50 years would result in more forest fires, landslides and significantly reduced water levels in lakes according to a study commissioned […]

Salcudean, de Silva honoured by peers

Engineering professors Martha Salcudean and Clarence de Silva have won Meritorious Achievement Awards from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C. (APEGBC). The Meritorious Achievement Award is given […]

Global warming heats up Canada’s North

by Charles Ker Staff writer Projected global warming in Canada’s northwest over the next 50 years would result in more forest fires, landslides and significantly reduced water levels in lakes […]

Math/chemistry grad not big on numbers

by Charles Ker Staff writer Vera Hoffman has an unusual accent–Canadianized Zimbabwean with a hint of Irish. Even more unusual than Hoffman’s accent was her choice of degree programs: a […]

Author, biologist honoured

One of Canada’s finest authors and a scientist who has expanded the search for microbial life on earth and beyond will receive honorary degrees from the university at Fall Congregation. […]

Study to investigate denture comfort, cost

by Gavin Wilson Staff writer Anyone who has suffered the loss of their teeth will tell you that few things in life are as inconvenient, embarrassing — and costly. The […]


The following final paragraph was omitted from Prof. M. Patricia Marchak’s Forum “Whither or Wither? Universities after a millenium” (UBC Reports, Oct. 17). “I think the answer resides in how […]

Caring profession draws more men

by Stephen Forgacs Staff writer A record number of men have enrolled in the first year of the UBC School of Nursing’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program. […]

UBC Reports Calendar for 96-11-14

A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from November 17 through November 30, 1996. UBC Reports welcomes calendar submissions from […]

UBC Reports Digest for 96-11-14

Provincial and municipal dignitaries joined members of the university community in marking the newly completed expansion of the Faculty of Education’s Neville Scarfe Building with a plaque unveiling Nov. 12. […]

Living laboratory

What looks like a park is a valuable research resource by Stephen Forgacs Staff writer It’s a scorching mid-August afternoon and Peter Sanders is standing inside the gate at the […]

vol. 42, issue 19

Feature . News Digest . In Memoriam–Margaret Ormsby . People . Obituaries . Correction . Calendar Fall Congregation 1996 Graduate hooked on reel life Bruce Sweeney likes mustard on meat […]

Doyenne of BC history

by Jean Barman Co-editor, BC Studies The University of British Columbia has lost one of its most distinguished members. Prof. Emeritus Margaret Ormsby, who died Nov. 2 at the age […]

UBC Reports :: Obituary

Long-time member of the French Dept., Prof. Emeritus Gérard Tougas, died Oct. 3. Born in Edmonton in 1921, he joined UBC in 1953. An eminent and prolific scholar of varied […]

UBC Reports People for 96-11-14

Geoff Atkins has been named associate vice-presi dent, Land and Building Services. Atkins, who assumed his new position Oct. 28, will report to the vice-president, Administration and Finance. His responsibilities […]