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Baby Stress Expert to Lead International Research Program

A University of British Columbia and BC Children’s Hospital expert on infant stress and shaken baby syndrome has been named director of an international research program of the Canadian Institutes […]

UBC International Students Get a Taste of Home at Annual Holiday Dinner

Event: UBC Christmas dinner for international and domestic students living in residences who can’t go home for the holidays. Date/Time: Tuesday, December 23, 2003. Seatings at 12:30 p.m. and 3 […]

Canadian Cancer Society partners with UBC on a new home for Camp Goodtimes

The Canadian Cancer Society BC and Yukon Division and the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Forestry have joined together to establish a long-term home for Camp Goodtimes. Camp Goodtimes […]

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. Dec. 12, […]

Canadian Cancer Society partners with UBC on a new home for Camp Goodtimes

The Canadian Cancer Society B.C. and Yukon Division and UBC’s Faculty of Forestry will celebrate the beginning of their new partnership for Camp Goodtimes. Date: December 15, 2003 Time: 10:30 […]

UBC sociologist receives $1 million grant for long-term community development in six B.C. coastal centres

A team headed by UBC sociology professor Ralph Matthews will partner with six B.C. coastal communities and the Coastal Community Network of B.C. to help shape the social, environmental and […]

GVRD Approves University Boulevard Neighbourhood Plan

Directors of the Greater Vancouver Regional District voted Nov. 28 to approve UBC’s plan for the university’s main entrance. Implementation of the plan will include an innovative national architectural competition, […]

Vol. 49 | No. 12

Arts student Laura Best (l) and economics lecturer Robert Gateman put the bite on rating professors with chili peppers – photo by Martin Dee UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 12 | Dec. 4, 2003 Grading the […]

In the News

UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 12 | Dec. 4, 2003 Highlights of UBC Media Coverage in November 2003 Compiled by Brian Lin UBC Researcher Discovers ‘Control Room’ that Regulates Immune Response The approximately 50 million people […]


UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 12 | Dec. 4, 2003 Two UBC Professors Emeriti have been Awarded France’s Highest Honour Dr. Chuni Roy, clinical professor emeritus of psychiatry, and Dr. Victor Gomel, professor emeritus, obstetrics and […]


UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 12 | Dec. 4, 2003 Dear Editor: Ed. Note: The following letter concerning an article entitled “University Town Continues to Grow” from UBC Reports Oct. 2, 2003 has been edited for […]

A New Way to Search for Diamonds in the Rough

UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 12 | Dec. 4, 2003 Breaking new ground By Michelle Cook Thanks to an invitation to study an unusual deposit of kimberlite in Canada’s Northwest Territories, UBC researchers have discovered a […]

Unspoken Epidemic

UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 12 | Dec. 4, 2003 By Hilary Thomson What is the effect of continued exposure to the suffering of others? That’s the question UBC researchers and international trauma specialists will explore […]

What to Expect — or Make That Forget — When You’re Expecting

UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 12 | Dec. 4, 2003 Psychology research explores link between hormones and memory By Erica Smishek Expectant mothers not-so-affectionately call it “baby brain” — that memory loss that strikes during pregnancy, […]

A Good Read

UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 12 | Dec. 4, 2003 By Michelle Cook With the holiday season approaching, those with young ones on their gift lists might want to consider a remarkable children’s book with an […]

Grading the Professors

UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 12 | Dec. 4, 2003 New database makes it official By Michelle Cook For decades, university students had a simple way to rate their professors — word of mouth. These days, […]

New Marshal

UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 12 | Dec. 4, 2003 There’s a new Marshal in town, a new University Marshal to be exact. Music professor Nancy Hermiston has been appointed UBC’s first university marshal. Starting Jan. […]

Lessons from The Pink Book

UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 12 | Dec. 4, 2003 Law student prepares girls’ guide to justice system By Erica Smishek UBC Law student Patricia Cochran sees red when she thinks how poorly adolescent girls living […]

UBC Researchers Help Save Millions for Health-Care Employers

UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 12 | Dec. 4, 2003 By Hilary Thomson A team of University of British Columbia researchers has helped B.C. health-care employers save approximately $51 million in the past two years, according […]

Chuck Slonecker — Retires

UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 12 | Dec. 4, 2003 UBC will never be the same. Part of its charm, part of its grace, and part of its history will be lost when Chuck Slonecker, former […]