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Chan re-appointed as Board of Governors chair

Shirley Chan has been re-appointed by fellow board members as chair of UBC’s Board of Governors for a final one-year term, ending Aug. 31, 1998. She has been a board […]

UBC Reports Calendar for 97-10-30

A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from November 2 through November 15, 1997. UBC Reports welcomes calendar submissions from […]

Campus encouraged to take transit Nov. 25

Members of the UBC community are being advised to take transit or carpool Nov. 25 when the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation leaders’ meeting takes place on campus. An area of […]

UBC Reports Digest for 97-10-30

UBC’s Fire Protection Engineering Program, in the Faculty of Applied Science, has entered into a $75,000 per year contract with the City of Vancouver. The contract includes provision of services […]

vol. 43, issue 18

Profile . News Digest . Canada’s Year of Asia Pacific . Campus works . People . In Memoriam . Calendar Public Information Meeting on APEC ’97 Spin-off know-how helps fuel […]

Campus loses two friends

Two individuals who left lasting legacies at UBC died this past month. Former UBC chancellor and B.C. Appeal Court chief justice Nathan T. Nemetz died Oct. 21. He was 84. […]

UBC Reports People for 97-10-30

Economics Prof. Paul Beaudry has won the Petro Canada Young Innovator award for his research into ways Canadian society can protect jobs, families and communities as the economy changes in […]

Between the Lines

Caring and studies combine to challenge cancer’s taboos by Sean Kelly Staff writer Compassion and curiosity are the motivating forces behind Ulrich Teucher’s unusual career as a children’s nurse, and […]

Revamped systems put information at fingertips

by Stephen Forgacs Staff writer By the end of the year, three of UBC’s four major administrative information systems will be operating on a new computer platform — an important […]

Sports stars, grads receive honours

UBC honoured some of its most outstanding alumni and saluted varsity sports stars of the past at the 1997 UBC Alumni Achievement and UBC Sports Hall of Fame Dinner Oct. […]

New program focuses on animal welfare

by Stephen Forgacs Staff writer Two internationally recognized researchers with a life-long interest in animals have been appointed to lead UBC’s new Animal Welfare Program. Prof. David Fraser and Prof. […]

Board okays business-education committee

UBC’s Board of Governors has approved the establishment of an advisory committee to develop a comprehensive set of guidelines which will provide a framework for the university as it enters […]

Asian fires not just bad for health says air expert

When the World Health Organization called environmental health scientist Michael Brauer, he knew what they wanted had something to do with the smoke blanketing large areas of Southeast Asia. Two […]

Survey shows support for business partnerships

by Gavin Wilson Staff writer A majority of faculty, staff, students and alumni are in favour of UBC developing strategic partnerships with business to raise funds, a poll conducted for […]

Chan to take Board helm for second term

Shirley Chan has been re-appointed chair of UBC’s Board of Governors for a one-year term, ending Aug. 31, 1998. “I appreciate the confidence of the board in deciding to re-appoint […]

Better communication goal of doctor training

The Faculty of Medicine is developing a new training program to help doctors in B.C. communicate more effectively with patients. “Patients who take a more active, informed role in their […]

UBC spin-off companies yield benefits of university research

A growing number of high technology companies with roots at the University of British Columbia are generating rewards for the province as well as for the university, a report released […]

Donations move to goal

United Way’s campus campaign co-ordinator Kelly Gray performs a simple exercise with groups of potential United Way donors. Everyone stands, then she asks them to sit down if they can […]

Great Trek set student activist stage in 1922

As an example of student activism and serious commitment to a goal, the Great Trek is hard to beat. But for those who were there on Oct. 28, 1922, it […]

New transportation director goes green

UBC’s new director of transportation planning, Gordon Lovegrove, takes his advocacy of car-free commuting seriously. He ran, cycled or occasionally rode a bus to his previous workplace. “To prove that […]