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UBC’s “Julie” challenges for title of Most Human Computer

A conversation with 14-year-old Julie gives insight into what would appear to be a well-rounded Grade 9 mind. She likes Hawaiian pizza, Mel Gibson, volleyball and playing saxophone in the […]

UBC hosts 20th Annual Physics Olympics

Event: 20th Annual Physics Olympics Date: Saturday, March 8, 1997 Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Place: Hennings Building, 6224 Agricultural Road (off East Mall). Parking is available in the […]

A virtual reality: UBC’s Walter C. Koerner Library officially opens March 10

Event: Walter C. Koerner Library opening Date: Monday, March 10, 1997 Time: 3:30-4:15 p.m. Place: Plaza in front of Walter C. Koerner Library, 1958 Main Mall. Parking is available in […]

UBC scientists fight disease molecule by molecule

Vanessa Auld and B. Brett Finlay fight disease one molecule at a time. The UBC scientists have received $275,000 US each from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to further research […]

UBC forum to probe media’s role in Canadian politics

Forum: Politics, Ethics and the Canadian Media Panellists: Angus Reid, Michael Harcourt, Kate Morrison, Joanna Everitt, Patricia Graham, Stan Persky, Bruce Claggett, and Donald Gutstein Date: Saturday, March 1, 1997 […]

Channel changers

Pharmaceutical companies are beating a path to Prof. Terry Snutch’s lab. Snutch, a molecular neurobiologist, investigates how calcium gets in and out of the brain’s 100 billion nerve cells, or […]

Employers hungry for UBC wood products co-op students

Employers are snapping up students in UBC’s Wood Products Processing Cooperative Education Program, evidence that the industry demand that led to the creation of the program is a reality, the […]

Ask not how smart is this child but, how is this child smart

Lecture: Reconsidering Normal: Learning Disabilities in the Classroom Speaker: Prof. Linda Siegel, Faculty of Education, UBC Date: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1997 Time: 7 p.m. Place: Robson Square Conference Centre, conference […]

UBC astronomer detects birth of stars 5,000 light years away

UBC astrophysicist Bill McCutcheon scans the night sky with radio telescopes in search of celestial treasure. He and his colleagues recently announced that they’d hit the jackpot with their discovery […]

Measles case confirmed at UBC

One case of measles has been confirmed at the University of British Columbia and several suspect cases have been identified, the Vancouver Health Board reported today. Dr. Patricia Daly, communicable […]

UBC serves up feast of Asian food and folklore

Juicy Hainan chicken rice, fluffy egg foo yong, crisp green onion pancakes, spicy rendang and sizzling satay. Vendors will be selling these and other delicious creations during a series of […]

China programs garner award for UBC Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration

The Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration’s success in building educational ties between Chinese universities, academics, business and government officials and the Vancouver academic and business communities has won recognition […]

Surgeon wins aboriginal achievement award

Dr. Martin McLoughlin, a professor of surgery, has been named as one of the winners of the 1997 Aboriginal Achievement Awards. Now in its third year, the awards honour aboriginal […]

Experts on fitness and aging to gather at UBC

North America’s top authorities on fitness and aging will gather at UBC Feb. 21 – 23 for the Strength and Conditioning International Conference entitled Changing Aging and Training the Master’s […]

UBC experts examine federal budget issues

Jean Chretien’s Liberal government is scheduled to bring down its budget on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Faculty at the University of British Columbia have expertise in a number of key areas […]

There’s much more to a bargain than money, study shows

Retailers who think they can attract shoppers by simply promising savings might be surprised to hear that money alone is not necessarily enough to make a bargain hunter happy. Peter […]

UBC medical students to get early dose of reality

The University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine has won approval for the most sweeping changes to its undergraduate curriculum since the medical school opened its doors in 1950. When […]

UBC zoologist spearheads ecological stakeout

UBC zoologist Charles Krebs has just completed the most ambitious, ecological stakeout ever. The life and death cycle of snowshoe hares in Canada’s North has been observed for close to […]

Curtain falls on Dorothy Somerset Studio

The stage lights of the Dorothy Somerset Studio will dim forever on Feb. 8 when a legendary Vancouver performance space closes its doors after almost 30 years. Named for a […]

Latin lovers keep the language alive

Latin, as everyone knows, is a dead language. Or is it? Reports of its demise in the modern world are greatly exaggerated, says Anthony Barrett, head of UBC’s Dept. of […]