Alexandre Trudeau speaking at UBC’s annual general meeting - photo by Martin Dee
Alexandre Trudeau speaking at UBC’s annual general
meeting – photo by Martin Dee

UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 11 | Nov.
6, 2003

Sacha Trudeau on Global Citizenship

Speaking at UBC’s annual general meeting, Alexandre
(Sacha) Trudeau, filmmaker and board member for the Pierre
Elliott Trudeau Foundation, told the capacity Robson Square
crowd that while we live in an age of information, our limited
understanding of each other remains a fundamental problem.

CRCs Part of National Milestone

An expert in natural disasters, a wine yeast researcher and
a specialist in consumer behaviour are among UBC’s six
new Canada Research Chairs.

Campus Energy Boosts United Way Efforts

It’s now the mid-point of the 2003 UBC United Way campaign,
and support is building in the quest to meet this year’s
$500,000 target, according to co-chairs Eilis Courtney and
Deborah Austin.

Fall Congregation Starts Nov. 26

More than 2,600 students will graduate at UBC Fall Congregation,
to be held Nov. 26 and 27 at the Chan Centre for the Performing
Arts. Ceremonies will take place at 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30
p.m., and 4 p.m. each day.

New Science Dean: More Research Funding, Less U of T Envy

John Hepburn is an internationally recognized powerhouse
in the fields of laser chemistry and laser spectroscopy research
who studied under Nobel prize-winning chemist John Polanyi
at the University of Toronto.

Way Finding Easier at

If you’ve ever gotten lost in UBC’s vast 600-hectare
campus, memorize the following Web address:


What we Don’t Know about the Homeless

They are cold, dirty, hungry men huddled under cardboard
and blankets with buggies full of pop cans at their side.

Giving Voice to Sick Kids

You’ve been ill for years, seen dozens of doctors and
live with symptoms that affect every aspect of your life.
Yet it often seems you have little to say about any of it.

Preserving our Collective Memory

Remember the last time you went through your old papers and
photographs looking for that something you just couldn’t
find and you promised yourself you’d figure out a way
to keep it all organized?

Remembrance Day Ceremonies

The university’s Annual Remembrance Day Ceremony will
be held on Tues. Nov. 11 in the foyer of UBC’s War Memorial
Gym for members of the campus and surrounding communities
as wells as veterans and members of the Armed Forces.

From Toe Shoes to Tenure Track

You’d be hard pressed to find another historian with
an acting credit on the Internet Movie Database, the popular
entertainment industry Web site.

He Shoots! He Scores! Here’s How!

In the fast-paced world of hockey, there isn’t a coach
— or fan — alive who hasn’t at one time wished for
more insight into why some plays unfold perfectly while others
end in disaster.

UBC Alumni

The UBC Alumni Association will honour accomplished members
of the UBC community at its Ninth Annual Alumni Achievement
Dinner on November 20 at the Fairmont Waterfront in downtown

Hands across the Ocean, Bytes across the Sea

The SARS outbreak may have suspended physical travel to Asia
earlier this year but it never stopped virtual travel.