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Science dean to help chart UBC’s academic direction

Faculty of Science Dean Barry McBride has been appointed vice-president, Academic and Provost, at the University of British Columbia for a six-year term beginning Jan. 1, 1998. “Dr. McBride brings […]

Asian air pollution not just health hazard

Event: Environmental Crisis: Indonesian forest fires and air pollution in Southeast Asia Date: Thursday, Nov. 13, 1997 Time: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Place: Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, lecture hall 5, 2194 […]

Exhibit of ancient Chinese art to follow APEC

The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia will mark the conclusion of the APEC conference with an exhibit of ancient Chinese art from one of the world’s […]

UBC spin-off companies yield benefits of university research

A growing number of high technology companies with roots at the University of British Columbia are generating rewards for the province as well as for the university, a report released […]

Chan re-appointed as Board of Governors chair

Shirley Chan has been re-appointed by fellow board members as chair of UBC’s Board of Governors for a final one-year term, ending Aug. 31, 1998. She has been a board […]

UBC appoints transportation planner

The University of British Columbia has appointed Gordon Lovegrove as director of transportation planning. Lovegrove, who starts his new position Nov. 10 has been involved in municipal, regional and provincial […]

Researchers hope to stimulate dialogue on animal welfare issues

Two internationally recognized researchers with a life-long interest in animals have been appointed to lead the University of British Columbia’s new Animal Welfare Program. Prof. David Fraser and Assoc. Prof. […]

Alzheimer’s researcher awarded research chair in neurosciences

A UBC researcher investigating a process of protein over-production which may lead to a cure for Alzheimer’s disease has been awarded the Louise A. Brown Chair in Neurosciences. Neurobiologist Peter […]

Getting more girls on Information Highway goal of Oct. 25 events

Event: Girls Get Connected (Workshop) Date: Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997 Time: 1:30-4:00 p.m. Place: Geological Sciences Building, 6330 Stores Road (off West Mall), UBC Parking: West Parkade. Enter at Gate […]

Get bad breath tested at new UBC clinic

Banish bad breath blues with a trip to B.C.’s first Breath Testing Clinic, part of the University of British Columbia’s public Dental Clinic. “Although breath testing devices are becoming fashionable, […]

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 […]