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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. 10, […]

UBC Research Offers Med Students Injection of Virtual Reality

UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 12 | Oct. 10, 2002 New training tool is welcome news for patients By Hilary Thomson Turning patients into pincushions when students are learning to insert a needle may be a […]

United Way Launch

UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 12 | Oct. 10, 2002 Students and faculty launched the University’s 2002 United Way campaign with a lunch-time BBQ at the Student Union Building’s South Plaza on Sept. 25. Organizers say […]

Saving the Seahorse by Saving the Seas

UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 12 | Oct. 10, 2002 UBC prof starts first seahorse conservation program By Hilary Thomson Males get pregnant. Couples dance daily after dawn. A tail holds your hand. Welcome to the […]

Royal Couple Repeat Visits to UBC

UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 12 | Oct. 10, 2002 This was their fourth time This year’s Royal Visit was not the first the Royal Couple has made to the UBC campus during the past 50 […]

Is That a Fin in the Water?

UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 12 | Oct. 10, 2002 Is That a Fin in the Water? Robo-ray points the way to better underwater propulsion By Michelle Cook Don’t be alarmed if you spot something fishy […]

Five Questions for Colin Campbell

UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 12 | Oct. 10, 2002 By Michelle Cook Think you can learn all you need to know about the United States from watching the West Wing? Think again says the head […]

Helping Traumatized Soldiers cope with Civilian Life

UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 12 | Oct. 10, 2002 Three-year study looks for answers By Hilary Thomson Helping Canadian soldiers overcome the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and make the transition to a civilian […]

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 […]

Local High School Students Offered Mentors

UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 12 | Oct. 10, 2002 UBC mentoring opportunities for local high school students will soon be made available via a web-based service called UBC Mentor Centre. The virtual centre is being […]

In Memoriam: Peter Hochachka

UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 12 | Oct. 10, 2002 By Dr. David R. Jones Peter Hochachka OC, PhD, LL.D, FRSC died at his home in Vancouver on Sept.16 cared for by those he loved the […]

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? […]

Eureka Moments in Research

UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 12 | Oct. 10, 2002 When the light goes on By Brian Lin Legend goes that when Archimedes discovered how to measure the volume of an irregular solid and thereby determine […]

Research Reveals Downsizing Survivors Need Support, Too

UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 12 | Oct. 10, 2002 Time to grieve and adjust essential for successful restructuring By Michelle Cook We often hear about the emotional trauma suffered by those who lose their jobs […]

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 […]