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Growing need for world perspective behind creation of new centre for study of global issues

The new generation of global issues now challenging societies and their governments worldwide will be the focus of the new Liu Centre for International Studies at UBC. Recently approved by […]

UBC equity in research companies reaches $6.9 million

Equity holdings of the University of British Columbia in research-based enterprises — most of which were created from UBC research — reached $6.9 million as of March 31, 1997. The […]

International survey of mathematics and science test results to be released

Event: Release of TIMSS study Date: Wednesday, June 11, 1997 Time: 10:30 a.m. Place: Government Media Centre, Main Floor, Confederation Building, St. John’s, Nfld. Results from the world’s largest test […]

New deans appointed for UBC faculties of Agricultural Sciences, Applied Science, and Law

Three UBC faculty members have been chosen to head their faculties beginning July 1. Prof. Moura Quayle has been appointed dean of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. Prof. Michael Isaacson […]

Medical agreement benefits Pacific partners

On the eve of Hong Kong’s historic transition from British governance to Chinese rule, the medical schools of the University of British Columbia and the University of Hong Kong and […]

UBC commits to more services for permanent campus residents

The University of British Columbia will provide residents of Hampton Place, an on-campus residential development, and future permanent residents of the campus with greater access to university services and facilities […]

UBC commits to transportation planning process for Point Grey campus

The University of British Columbia will pursue a 20 per cent reduction in single occupancy vehicles (SOVs) traveling to the campus, as part of an Official Community Plan (OCP) for […]

New housing policy planned for UBC

The University of British Columbia will implement new programs, under an Official Community Plan (OCP), aimed at attracting more UBC faculty, staff and students to reside on the Point Grey […]

Low fat restaurant fare ranks high in customer satisfaction

“Hey, Mikey likes it!” Remember the popular television advertisement for breakfast cereal in which even Mikey, a notoriously picky eater, wolfs down a bowlful? UBC researchers have confirmed what the […]

What direction north? A UBC professor ponders the impact of the Canadian North on our culture

The Canadian North is as enduring a myth of cultural and national significance as the American West is to the United States, says Sherrill Grace, an English professor at the […]

B.C. residents lead UBC’s graduating class

More than 5,000 academic degrees will be conferred on graduating students at the University of British Columbia’s Spring Congregation ceremonies, May 25-30. Among the 24 graduating class scholarship and award […]

UBC Congregation update

UBC recognizes teachers who make a difference History Prof. Christopher Friedrichs’ students say he could read the telephone book and make it interesting. Sociology Assoc. Prof. Kenneth Stoddart reaches people […]

5,000 UBC students to graduate May 25-30

The more than 5,000 students taking part in Spring Congregation this year will usher in a new era for UBC’s annual rite of passage when they receive their degrees in […]

Political junkies and neophyte traders can test their skills on UBC Election Stock Market

Think a Liberal majority is a safe bet in the coming federal election? Or that the PCs are going to make gains at the expense of the Reform party? Or […]

Parents at home with homework

The role parents play in children’s learning at home is among the issues examined by Jacquelyne Baker-Sennett, assistant professor of Educational Psychology and Special Education, during her free public lecture, […]

UBC team links Yukon glacier with global climate change

From the air, Trapridge Glacier resembles a pie crust scored and ready for global warming. This is the view UBC’s six-member glaciology team sees before landing via helicopter at its […]

Eminent scientists gather to talk dirt and the origin of life

Event: Science symposium Date: Saturday, May 3, 1997 Time: 9 a.m. Cost: $40 ($20 for students) Place: Ponderosa Building, 2071 West Mall. Parking is available in the West Parkade on […]

UBC experts available for federal election commentary

Voters from coast to coast go to the polls June 2. Faculty at the University of British Columbia have expertise in a number of key areas related to the election. […]

UBC, attorney general take BOLD step in fight against crime

Attorney General Ujjal Dosanjh joined forensic experts and police representatives today to officially open the Bureau of Legal Dentistry (BOLD) at the University of British Columbia. A project of the […]

Attorney general opens forensic dentistry lab

Event: Opening of the Bureau of Legal Dentistry Date: Monday, April 28, 1997 Time: 9 a.m. Place: Room 146, Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory (AMPEL), 2355 East Mall Parking […]