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Not a Y2K bug was stirring at UBC

Information technology staff at the University of British Columbia are confident that when the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31, all campus services will be Y2K-proof. If there are unexpected […]

UBC hosts holiday dinner for students unable to get home

UBC’s 7th Annual Christmas Dinner for Students will help over 200 students unable to get home for the holidays get into the festive spirit by offering a traditional turkey dinner […]

Skills for caregivers offered in new UBC program

A new UBC certificate program — Counselling and Working with an Aging Population — addresses the growing need to understand and respond to issues of older persons. Offered by Continuing […]

New program builds skills needed to deliver quality care to aged

One of the certainties in the next century is an unprecedented aging population, which will require many more individuals to understand and respond to issues of older persons. A new […]

Hunger in Canada? — Who cares?

by Graham Riches Prof. Graham Riches is the director of UBC’s School of Social Work and Family Studies. Many Canadians are planning for their annual Christmas feast. For others it […]

vol. 45, issue 21

Feature: Elderly part of learning equation . News Digest . Offbeat . People . Calenda New home built for high-tech enterprises Growing B.C. research companies have a new place to […]

New home built for high-tech enterprises

by Hilary Thomson Staff writer Growing B.C. research companies have a new place to put down roots with the construction of the Donald Rix Building, the latest in a series […]

Learning a pleasure for keen senior students

by Hilary Thomson Staff writer Back to school isn’t just kids’ stuff, according to the many B.C. seniors who attend UBC free of charge every year. Erica Thomson (no relation […]

UBC Reports Calendar for 99-12-09

A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from December 12 through January 15, 1999. The previous calendar is also available. […]

UBC Reports Feature for 99-12-09

Elderly part of learning equation One of every 10 persons is now aged 60 years or older. According to the United Nations, we are entering a millennium where soon a […]

UBC Reports Digest for 99-12-09

The number of full-time first-year undergraduate students who enrolled this fall at Canadian universities increased by five per cent according to preliminary data from the Association of Universities and Colleges […]

UBC Reports People for 99-12-09

Two of the province’s top young women in science are engineering students in the Faculty of Applied Science. Rozlyn Bubela, a fourth-year Civil Engineering co-op student, was the undergraduate winner […]

UBC Reports Offbeat for 99-12-09

For those looking for truly unique gifts this holiday season… The SERF Days of Christmas On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me, A test tube […]

Student researchers step into `new’ culture

by Hilary Thomson Staff writer Anthropology graduate research is often associated with remote jungle villages but for 11 UBC students the research site was a lot closer to home — […]

Association moves under labour code

UBC’s Faculty Association has recently voted to negotiate under the B.C. Labour Code. Close to 1,000 members of the association’s nearly 2,300 professors, lecturers and librarians voted on the issue, […]

Budding beaker lovers break into science

by Hilary Thomson Staff writer Kids will turf their textbooks and get their hands on Frisbees, parachutes and bicycle gears in a new after-school science outreach program created by Assoc. […]

Salty viruses balance ocean, says scientist

by Andy Poon Staff writer Many people would be surprised to learn that the earth’s oceans teem with between 10 to 100 million viruses in every teaspoonful of seawater. That […]

Centre’s research to boost B.C. wine industry

Add British Columbia to the world’s wine-producing regions which benefit from a major research university. The B.C. Wine Research Centre (BC WRC) at UBC has been established to address all […]

Scholar to head research for blood agency

A UBC specialist in transfusion medicine has been named as the national director of research and development at Canadian Blood Services (CBS). Associate professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Dana […]

UBC and TELUS form strategic alliance

The University of British Columbia and TELUS have agreed to a five-year strategic alliance to support communications research and provide telecommunications services to the university. The partnership is valued at […]