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Animal welfare issues focus of new UBC research positions

Event: News conference for new UBC/NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Animal Welfare Date: October 22, 1997 Time: 11:00 a.m. Place: Cecil Green Park House, 6251 Cecil Green Park Rd. Parking: […]

Human rights observer to receive Great Trekker award

A former diplomat and Vancouver lawyer who reports annually on the human rights situation in Iran to the United Nations is this year’s recipient of the Great Trekker Award. UBC […]

Professor to head Canada Foundation for Innovation

Prof. Keith Brimacombe, director of UBC’s Centre for Metallurgical Process Engineering, has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the Canada Foundation for Innovation. The foundation was created this […]

Violence against women, teen suicide, topics for UBC Health Sciences Week Oct. 14 to 16

Event: Health Sciences Week Date: Tuesday, Oct. 14 through Thursday, Oct 16 Time: Events take place at various times Place: Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, 2194 Health Sciences Mall Parking: Parking […]

UBC researchers unlock secrets of baby talk

Baby talk. Is it idle infant banter or part of an innate process of language development? That’s what UBC psychologist Prof. Janet Werker and graduate student Christine Stager are trying […]

Canadian students upstage U.S. counterparts in hands-on tests of math and science skills

Canadian Grade 4 students out-scored American students in science, and Grade 8 students did the same in mathematics in an international test of hands-on problem solving known as performance assessment, […]

Infant “grads” get degrees at campaign kick-off

Event: UBC Research Awareness Campaign Launch Date: Thursday, Oct. 9, 1997 Time: 1 p.m. Place: Great Hall, First Nations Longhouse, 1985 West Mall, UBC Campus Parking: Fraser Parkade. Access through […]

Education minister helps faculty mark its 40th year

The Hon. Paul Ramsey, Minister of Education, Skills and Training, will be a special guest speaker as the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Education celebrates its 40th anniversary. UBC […]

Homecoming welcomes alumni back to campus

The University of British Columbia is offering an especially warm welcome to its 120,000 alumni during Homecoming ’97, which runs Oct. 14-19. As well as traditional Homecoming events such as […]

“Think about it” — UBC’s new president invites campus to redefine its mission

The University of British Columbia is poised to become Canada’s pre-eminent university, but must redefine its academic mission to meet the challenges of the 21st century, UBC President Martha Piper […]

Study warns Fraser River basin environment at risk

As environmental and community groups across the province prepare to clean up B.C. rivers during B.C. Rivers Day Sept. 28, a team of UBC researchers has concluded that the lower […]

UBC health scientists receive largest research funding grant in Western Canada

University of British Columbia health scientists have received $5.5 million in research grants from the Medical Research Council of Canada (MRC)–the largest MRC funding awarded in Western Canada this year […]

Award salutes strides in equity employment

The Equity Office at the University of British Columbia has won the federal government’s Vision Award for achievements in employment equity. In 1996 UBC achieved the following workforce representation for […]

Project aims at opening high-tech doors to women

The University of British Columbia launched a major project this month to increase the participation of B.C. women in information technology careers. Called SWIFT (Supporting Women in InFormation Technology), the […]

Vancouver to benefit from UBC fire protection expertise

The University of British Columbia’s Fire Protection Engineering Program in the Faculty of Applied Science has entered into a $75,000 per year contract with the City of Vancouver. The contract […]

UBC diamond research records a first for science

Thanks to an opportunity to study rocks “that most petrologists would die for,” UBC researchers are set to make diamond exploration history with the publication of results of their analysis […]

Ceremony installs Martha Piper as UBC president

Event: Installation of new UBC president Time: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, 1997 Place: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Road Parking: Rose Garden Parkade, enter […]

Media to mountains subjects for Vancouver Institute fall lecture series

Globe and Mail Editor-in-Chief William Thorsell and Stanford University education expert Prof. Larry Cuban are among the speakers participating in The Vancouver Institute fall lecture series at the University of […]

Internationally known brain researcher to head up new Vancouver centre

University of British Columbia brain researcher Max Cynader has been named director of the new Brain and Spinal Cord Research Centre at the Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre (VHHSC), […]

Stakeholders to review Forest Accord report card

Canada is making “reasonable” progress toward sustainable forest management, but there remains a lot of work to do, a panel of experts has stated after evaluating the National Forest Strategy […]