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UBC Reports | Vol. 53 | No. 12 | Dec. 6, 2007 Highlights of UBC Media Coverage in November 2007 Compiled by Basil Waugh Controversial Process Saps Trees’ Strength, Prof […]

A Long History of Creative Achievers

Dorothy Somerset, UBC Theatre Dept. Founder in front of the newly constructed Frederic Wood Theatre in 1958 – photo courtesy of UBC Theatre Dept. UBC Reports | Vol. 53 | […]

Vol. 53 | No. 12

American “Yippee” leader Jerry Rubin urged UBC students to “cast off the shackles of society.” – photo courtesy of UBC Archives UBC Reports | Vol. 53 | No. 12 | […]

Aggies Forever: Evolution of a Founding Faculty

Land and Food Systems student Afton Halloran questions industrial agriculture and aims to be an activist for marginalized farmers – photo by Martin Dee UBC Reports | Vol. 53 | […]

Education and Law Among Oldest UBC Aboriginal Programs

Magnolia Unka (L) and Sita-Rani MacMillan will help to counteract a national shortage in First Nations lawyers and educators – photo by Martin Dee UBC Reports | Vol. 53 | […]

UBC Rhodes Scholar Boosts Global Access to University-Patented Medicine

A science student who helped to make UBC-patented medicine more accessible in developing countries has been named the 2008 Rhodes Scholar for British Columbia. The scholarship of nearly $150,000 will […]

UBC Pledges Developing World Access to New Technologies

Access to relevant health, environmental and sustainability technologies for the world’s poor is now significantly improved through a new University of British Columbia strategy called global access licensing. UBC is […]

UBC Study May Solve Age-old Mystery of Missing Chemicals From Earth’s Mantle

Observations about the early formation of Earth may answer an age-old question about why the planet’s mantle is missing some of the matter that should be present, according to UBC […]

UBC Astronomers Discover How White Dwarf Stars Get Their “Kicks”

University of British Columbia astronomer Harvey Richer and UBC graduate student Saul Davis have discovered that white dwarf stars are born with a natal kick, explaining why these smoldering embers […]

UBC This Week | Nov. 29, 2007

UBC Feature Web Site UBC Library Vault: www.ubcvault.ca UBC This Week is a weekly summary of UBC people in the news, recent media releases and upcoming event highlights. UBC This […]

Pre-school Program Shown to Improve Key Cognitive Functions, Self-control

Program Promises Improvement in Academic Achievement for Children of Poor Families An innovative curriculum for preschoolers may improve academic performance, reduce diagnoses of attention deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and close […]

UBC This Week | Nov. 22, 2007

UBC Feature Web Site UBC Annual Report: www.ubc.ca/annualreport UBC This Week is a weekly summary of UBC people in the news, recent media releases and upcoming event highlights. UBC This […]

UBC Graduates 250,000th Student and Confers Honorary Degree on Former B.C. Premier Mike Harcourt at Vancouver Congregation

The number of University of British Columbia graduates will hit the quarter million mark at this year’s Fall Congregation at UBC’s Vancouver campus. This milestone coincides with UBC’s preparations to […]

Arts Building Renovated: Part of Sustainable Campus Renewal

The University of British Columbia and B.C. Minister of Advanced Education Murray Coell unveiled a revitalized building in its Faculty of Arts Buchanan complex today, the latest to be completed […]

UBC This Week | Nov. 15, 2007

UBC Feature Web Site UBC Food Services: www.food.ubc.ca UBC This Week is a weekly summary of UBC people in the news, recent media releases and upcoming event highlights. UBC This […]

BC Health Research Community Congratulates Dr. Michael Hayden on Receiving the Prix Galien Canada

The British Columbia health research community congratulates Dr. Michael Hayden on receiving the Prix Galien Canada (Research) 2007. This award recognizes the outstanding contribution of a researcher or a research […]

UBC This Week | Nov. 8, 2007

UBC Feature Web Site Remembrance Day Services: www.ceremonies.ubc.ca UBC This Week is a weekly summary of UBC people in the news, recent media releases and upcoming event highlights. UBC This […]

UBC Researchers Discover “Instruction Manual” That Tells Cancers How to Hide From Immune System

A mechanism that creates an “invisibility cloak” for certain cancer cells and allows them to hide from the immune system has been uncovered by a team of researchers at the […]

UBC Names New Vice-President, Development and Alumni Engagement

The University of British Columbia Board of Governors has approved the appointment of an accomplished leader from one of North America’s top public universities to direct its newly consolidated fundraising […]