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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

UBC appoints transportation planner

The University of British Columbia has appointed Gordon Lovegrove as director of transportation planning. Lovegrove, who starts his new position Nov. 10 has been involved in municipal, regional and provincial […]

Getting more girls on Information Highway goal of Oct. 25 events

Event: Girls Get Connected (Workshop) Date: Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997 Time: 1:30-4:00 p.m. Place: Geological Sciences Building, 6330 Stores Road (off West Mall), UBC Parking: West Parkade. Enter at Gate […]

Researchers hope to stimulate dialogue on animal welfare issues

Two internationally recognized researchers with a life-long interest in animals have been appointed to lead the University of British Columbia’s new Animal Welfare Program. Prof. David Fraser and Assoc. Prof. […]

Alzheimer’s researcher awarded research chair in neurosciences

A UBC researcher investigating a process of protein over-production which may lead to a cure for Alzheimer’s disease has been awarded the Louise A. Brown Chair in Neurosciences. Neurobiologist Peter […]

Get bad breath tested at new UBC clinic

Banish bad breath blues with a trip to B.C.’s first Breath Testing Clinic, part of the University of British Columbia’s public Dental Clinic. “Although breath testing devices are becoming fashionable, […]

Genetic Centre of Excellence gets federal funding guaranteed to 2005

The Canadian Genetic Diseases Network (CGDN), a national Centre of Excellence based at UBC, has been awarded $18 million in research funding by the federal government. The award allows the […]

UBC’s own to play key innovation role

Prof. Keith Brimacombe, director of UBC’s Centre for Metallurgical Process Engineering, has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the Canada Foundation for Innovation. The foundation was created in […]

UBC’s first resident ensemble goes for baroque this fall

The Pacific Baroque Orchestra, a professional Vancouver group recently named UBC’s first ensemble in residence, will play a series of concerts on campus beginning Oct. 19. The group performs 17th- […]

Researchers unlock secrets of baby talk

by Hilary Thomson Staff writer Baby talk. Is it idle infant banter or part of an innate process of language development? That’s what UBC psychologists Prof. Janet Werker and graduate […]

Botanist, chemists win top prizes for work in their fields

Botany Prof. Anthony Griffiths received the Genetics Society of Canada Award of Excellence. In addition to his research on Neurospora plasmids, Griffiths is seriously concerned with teaching at the undergraduate […]

Program counts on more than cheers

by Stephen Forgacs Staff writer UBC Thunderbird Mark Nohra recently broke the UBC football record for rushing and receiving yardage in a single game, covering a total of 297 yards […]