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UBC experts ready to comment on 2010 Winter Olympics in British Columbia

When a decision on Vancouver’s bid to host the 2010 Winter Olympics is handed down Wed. July 2, University of British Columbia experts will be ready to comment on issues […]

UBC, Musqueam to host 1,000 in native youth soccer tournament

Event: Musqueam Indian Band All Native Youth Soccer Tournament Date/Time: Opening ceremony: 9 a.m. Friday, June 27, 2003 Tournament: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., June 27-29, 2003 Location: UBC Sports Fields (16th […]

UBC gains brains in federal funding

Research ranging from food poisoning to sex-related differences in muscle pain will be conducted at the University of British Columbia when five new investigators join the university as Canada Research […]

New mineral museum exhibits include giant “jelly-roll” and dinosaur named George

UBC’s opened its newest on-campus museum on June 19. The Pacific Museum of the Earth is a merger of the Pacific Mineral Museum, formerly located on W. Hastings St., 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. Jun. 20, […]

Summer activities at UBC Farm include Honey Moon Festival

UBC Farm opened its gates for the season on June 7. Now in its third summer of operation, the market will be selling fresh vegetables, berries and flowers every Saturday […]

Liu Institute part of winning Canadian team in international sustainability competition

Canada was awarded the grand prize at an international competition for urban sustainability at the World Gas Conference in Tokyo on June 5. Cities Planning for Long-term Urban Sustainability, or […]

Time Piece 1926

UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 6 | Jun. 5, 2003 As long as there has been a UBC there have been emergency response exercises and drills. One of the earliest was in 1926 when the four-man […]

UBC Alumni

UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 6 | Jun. 5, 2003 ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT June Goldsmith BA’56 Classical music concerts usually conjure up images of well-heeled audiences, furrow-browed intellectuals and black-tie formality. But June Goldsmith has succeeded in […]

Bad Gums not Bad Brushing Causes Bad Breath

UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 6 | Jun. 5, 2003 Gingivitis is at the root of the problem By Hilary Thomson Think brushing, flossing and swigging mouthwash can save you from bad breath? Think again. “There […]

Motion Doodles

UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 6 | Jun. 5, 2003 Software makes computer animation accessible to artists of all ages By Gayle Mavor and Michelle Cook Can’t draw a stick figure to save your life? New […]

Drug Costs May Soar for Canada’s Seniors

UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 6 | Jun. 5, 2003 Study urges major changes to pharmacare By Hilary Thomson Pharmacare — it’s a national ailment sorely in need of a cure. So says a group of […]

UBC Research Drives Canada’s Fledgling Emerald Industry

UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 6 | Jun. 5, 2003 Former student makes a dazzling discovery By Michelle Cook It was late August 1998 when Bill Wengzynowski spotted something green while prospecting in a remote area […]

Where the Girls Aren’t

UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 6 | Jun. 5, 2003 New interdisciplinary course aims to boost female interest in computer science By Erica Smishek A typical girl loves her computer — but she doesn’t understand how […]

Raising the Grade on Campus

UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 6 | Jun. 5, 2003 Construction projects changing the face of UBC By Hilary Thomson Campus construction is booming with major projects carrying a total value of more than $600 million […]

UBC 2003 Rick Hansen Wheels in Motion

UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 6 | Jun. 5, 2003 Skates, bikes, and blades will be out in force as UBC staff, faculty and students and the local community get in motion to raise awareness and […]


UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 6 | Jun. 5, 2003 International Space University Chooses UBC to Host Summer Program The International Space University (ISU) in Strasbourg, France has selected UBC as the host site for its […]

Learning Through Engagement

UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 6 | Jun. 5, 2003 The arts open opportunities for enhanced achievement By Erica Smishek Students who participate in the arts at school perform better in math and are more wholly […]

Exploring the Family Trees of Trees

UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 6 | Jun. 5, 2003 Making our forests stronger. By Michelle Cook In the Canadian forest, the poplar and the spruce couldn’t be farther apart. One is a deciduous hardwood tree, […]


UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 6 | Jun. 5, 2003 Highlights of UBC Media Coverage in May 2003 Compiled by Brian Lin Blame Harry Potter UBC Canada Research Chair in mathematical economics Ivar Ekeland says school […]