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UBC News Digest

The UBC News Digest is a weekly summary of news stories about UBC people, research, learning, community, and internationalization initiatives. News Digest past issues are also available on-line. Oct. 31, […]

UBC, Korea University open new joint student residence on UBC campus

UBC and Korea University (KU) today officially opened Korea University – UBC House, a residence and cultural centre for students from both institutions. The $10 million residence is the centerpiece […]

Canada’s First Aboriginal Counselling Clinic Seeks Clients

Canada’s first counselling clinic for the urban aboriginal community is actively seeking clients. Launched last September, the UBC Robson Square Counselling Clinic offers free individual, couples and family therapy and […]

Stephen Jarislowky to Address UBC Annual General Meeting

Event: UBC Annual General Meeting Date/Time: Monday, October 21, Noon Place: UBC at Robson Square, 800 Robson Street Philanthropist and financier Dr. Stephen Jarislowsky will speak on Corporate Governance and […]

UBC News Digest

The UBC News Digest is a weekly summary of news stories about UBC people, research, learning, community, and internationalization initiatives. News Digest past issues are also available on-line. Oct. 18, […]

UBC poll shows Canadians feel greenhouse gas, global warming top environmental concerns

Four out of five Canadians believe reducing greenhouse gas emissions and global warming effects should be the government’s top environmental priority, according to a poll released today by the University […]

UBC Alumni

UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 12 | Oct. 10, 2002 Illuminating Achievement UBC Alumni Association 8th Annual Alumni Achievement Award Dinner November 14, 2002 Fairmont, Waterfront Hotel Call 604.822.3313 or visit for details. The Annual […]

Research Funding Highlights

UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 12 | Oct. 10, 2002 UBC consistently performs well in securing research funding. In 2001/02 alone there was more than $260 million in research activity at the university, including the following […]

Former UBC President Kenneth Hare Remembered

UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 12 | Oct. 10, 2002 Meteorologist guided university through stormy seas It was the ’60s, one of the most turbulent times in UBC’s history, when Dr. F. Kenneth Hare succeeded Dr. […]

What Makes a Good Researcher?

UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 12 | Oct. 10, 2002 What Makes a Good Researcher? What makes a good researcher? By Brian Lin Curiosity, persistence and an open mind are some of the traits UBC researchers […]

UBC Research Unlocking the Key to Mystery Killer Fungus

UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 12 | Oct. 10, 2002 No one knows yet how it got here By Hilary Thomson How did a potentially lethal fungus spread by koala bears end up on Vancouver Island? […]

Uptown Meets Downtown in Free Concerts

UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 12 | Oct. 10, 2002 Music of the streets mingles with UBC Music School By Kate Jobling The UBC Learning Exchange is presenting two free concerts featuring 20 performers from the […]

UBC Psychologists Forge Links With China

UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 12 | Oct. 10, 2002 By Steven Taylor & Kerry Jang Ed.’s Note: The following is a submission to UBC Reports by members of the Dept. of Psychiatry following their recent […]

Ike Barber Donates $20 Million for Learning Centre

UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 12 | Oct. 10, 2002 Ike Barber Donates $20 Million for Learning Centre Major expansion planned for Main Library By Michelle Cook UBC’s Main Library will be transformed into a revolutionary […]

Apple Fest

UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 12 | Oct. 10, 2002 The UBC Botanical Garden’s popular Apple Festival takes place Oct. 19-20 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. This year there will be more than 35 varieties […]

UBC Researchers Find a Way to Shorten Waits at Airport Security

UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 12 | Oct. 10, 2002 Study suggests a better method By Hilary Thomson Frustrated with slow-moving airport security lineups? A team of UBC student researchers has a plan to make those […]


UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 12 | Oct. 10, 2002 We stand corrected In the interest of historical accuracy, I wanted to clarify the claim made in the Sept. 5, 2002 issue of UBC Reports in […]

In the News

UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 12 | Oct. 10, 2002 Highlights of UBC Media Coverage in September 2002 Compiled By Michelle Cook Kids can jump their way to strong bones Something as simple as jumping off […]

Vol. 48 | No. 12

UBC engineering students create another honorary engineer by presenting the Queen with her own engineering sweater. It features the initials HRH on the sleeve. – photo by Michelle Cook UBC […]

Opera Hits a High Note with Research

UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 12 | Oct. 10, 2002 Singers study characters, storylines and history By Michelle Cook Singing may not be considered a science, but opera students can hold their own – not to […]