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Study may help check suicide among native youth

A counselling psychology professor at the University of British Columbia is using his research findings to develop workshops he hopes will help prevent suicide among First Nations youth. Instead of […]

Campus fund boosts humanities research

UBC researchers in the social sciences and humanities are finding opportunities to undertake new research projects or projects outside their recognized fields of expertise with support from the Hampton Research […]

Survey ranks UBC tops for reputation

UBC claimed the top spot for best overall reputation among Canadian medical/doctoral universities, according to Maclean’s magazine’s annual ranking of Canadian universities. According to the rankings, UBC’s reputation for innovation […]

UBC Reports People for 97-11-27

Former UBC President David Strangway has become the only non-Korean to win the First Order of Civil Merit from the government of South Korea. The order is awarded to individuals […]

Business ethics not a cut and dried issue, says chair

by Sean Kelly Staff writer When an employee of a local firm was caught on video stealing a pickup truck full of goods from his company’s depot, he was fired […]

Duelling tips to Dante — all part of UBC’s new Renaissance collection

Challenging someone to a duel and in need of expert advice? You can get your answers at the University of British Columbia Library, but you will need to be fluent […]

UBC Reports Calendar for 97-11-27

A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from November 30 through December 13, 1997. UBC Reports welcomes calendar submissions from […]

Agricultural Sciences? Think again, says dean

by Stephen Forgacs Staff writer Agricultural Sciences. What does that mean to you? Chances are, says the faculty’s new dean, Moura Quayle, the impression that many people have of the […]

vol. 43, issue 20

News Digest . People . Letters to the Editor . Calendar Survey ranks UBC tops for reputation UBC claimed the top spot for best overall reputation among Canadian medical/doctoral universities, […]

Parking fees fly in face of commitment

Editor: I’ll admit it: I drove in to UBC today as I am heading off to Seattle this afternoon. Paying only $2 per day in the B-Lot certainly makes it […]

Economics study reaps million-dollar funding

by Sean Kelly Staff writer The distribution of material well-being in Canada and Canadians’ attitudes towards inequality and related public policies, are among the subjects of a UBC-led interdisciplinary research […]

Pigskin T-Birds triumph in Vanier Cup victory

For the first time in a decade, the UBC Thunderbirds have brought home the holy grail of Canadian university football, the Vanier Cup. The T-Birds defeated the Ottawa Gee Gees […]

Breakthrough could lead to E. coli vaccine

by Stephen Forgacs Staff writer A new understanding of how E. coli bacteria bond to host cells may lead to the creation of a vaccine against strains of the bacteria […]

Book buyer pens journal to aid fellow cancer patients

by Hilary Thomson Staff writer As senior general book buyer for the UBC Bookstore, Jennifer Pike knows you can’t tell a book by its cover. Unless you wrote it yourself. […]

Campus’ modernist jewels on display in VAG show

The construction of the Wesbrook Building in 1947 was an important milestone in UBC’s architectural history. It was the first of many modernist buildings constructed on campus during the city’s […]

Student fellowship lasting APEC legacy

UBC has announced the creation of an APEC Graduate Fellowship established with $250,000 from the President’s Fund, an endowment which supports various campus initiatives. The new fellowship, which will provide […]

New Science Chairs support marine, minerals and bio-chemistry research

Three professors in the Faculty of Science have been appointed to new chairs in minerals and the environment, biological chemistry, and the ocean environment. Earth and Ocean Sciences Prof. Paul […]

Australian Studies a first for Canada

by Gavin Wilson Staff writer A Centre for Australian Studies — the first of its kind in Canada — will be created at UBC in collaboration with post-secondary institutions in […]

Faculty of Agricultural Sciences branches out

Just months into her term as the new dean of UBC’s Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Prof. Moura Quayle is spearheading a major transformation. Changes to one of UBC’s founding faculties […]

UBC Reports Digest for 97-11-27

The university detachment of the RCMP and campus security have seized a number of stolen parking permits from students as part of an ongoing investigation into permit thefts. Campus motorists […]