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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Research networks awarded $94 million

Seven networks in the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program have been awarded $94.3 million over four years by the federal government. The networks funded include the Canadian Bacterial […]

Physicists behind two “brutal” global exams

Preparing exams may not be everyone’s first choice of summer activities, but a couple of UBC physicists were happy to spend a portion of their summers slaving away to create […]

Interns go to work in developing countries

David Sadoway sees his placement in Mongolia as a chance to do some skiing. If he has time. The 29-year-old graduate of the Environmental Studies Program at the University of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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. […]

Remember Nov. 11

Members of the university community will gather in War Memorial Gym Nov. 11 for UBC’s annual Remembrance Day service. “Our audience consists of students, staff, veterans and the public,” Event […]