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New principal, students, alumni attend St. John’s College opening at UBC

Today’s opening ceremony for the first phase of St. John’s College at the University of British Columbia marks the realization of a long-cherished dream for graduates of St. John’s University, […]

UBC and SFU collaborate to study relationship between government and business

Business scholars from the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University are joining forces to study the relationship between public policy and business. The SFU-UBC Centre for the Study […]

Outdoor workers leaving themselves exposed to skin cancer, researchers find

Sunscreen is just for the beach, right? Not according to a study comparing sun exposure during leisure and work activities recently released by UBC researchers. Jean Shoveller, research associate at […]

Spirit of St. John’s College reborn at UBC

Event: Opening of first phase of St. John’s College Date: Monday, July 28, 1997 Time: 5 p.m. Place: St. John’s College, 2111 Lower Mall, UBC Parking is available in the […]

Former Trudeau foreign policy adviser, deputy minister to lead new UBC centre

Two well-known Canadian foreign policy specialists have been appointed to senior positions in the recently created Liu Centre for International Studies at the University of British Columbia, UBC President David […]

Researchers ready to take whale of a call

John Ford is probably the only person in the world who might realistically expect to answer his cellular phone and hear killer whales on the line — live from somewhere […]

UBC names Sing Tao School of Journalism director

Former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation executive Donna Logan has been named director of the Sing Tao School of Journalism at the University of British Columbia. Her appointment begins August 1, 1997. […]

Young minds tackle real problems

Fifty-two top high school math and science students will gain some insight into the lives of people with visual impairments this summer as they participate in the Shad Valley Program […]

UBC students, international experts, tackle Burnaby planning challenge

UBC Architecture and Landscape Architecture students will join forces with top local and international architects and landscape architects to take on an urban design task that will provide a legacy […]

Sports, science and excitement for kids at UBC this summer

Sports, Science, Excitement — it’s happening at UBC this summer! In a few short weeks the kids will be out of school and looking for things to do. Summer programs […]

Solar car to make B.C. road trip

Dozens of B.C. high school students and others will get a close look at a solar car this summer as UBC’s Solar Car Project hits the road with an educational […]

Canadian students do well in international math and science test

Canadian Grade 4 students have performed well in a major international test of mathematics and science skills, according to survey results released today. The second phase of the Third International […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]