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Enrolment up by more than 1,000

UBC’s total enrolment for the 1996/97 academic year has increased by more than 1,000 students over the previous academic year. An enrolment summary released by the Registrar’s Office reports 31,812 […]

UBC robots hold key to a safer future

Watching the Dynamites buzz around their private soccer pitch, Prof. Alan Mackworth foresees a time when households will be cleaned by tiny robotic vacuum cleaners thinking and working together. The […]

United Nations war crimes prosecutor to speak at UBC

Justice Richard Goldstone, who served as chief prosecutor at the United Nation’s Ad Hoc International Criminal Tribunals for both the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, is giving a free lecture at […]

Conference looks at growing Asian influence

Asia’s emergence in the new world order is fueling intense debate about the role of Asian values and the need to build cultural understanding and respect between Western countries and […]

Festivities mark C.K. Choi building opening

The C.K. Choi Building for the Institute of Asian Research will be officially opened at the University of British Columbia Oct. 7. Made possible by a major donation from the […]

Conference looks at concerns of female children

The Centre for Research in Women’s Studies and Gender Relations is marking its fifth birthday with a one-day conference focusing on the special concerns of children around the world, particularly […]

Conference looks abroad for solutions to Canada’s federalism woes

The experience of other countries may hold the key to problems within Canadian federalism, say organizers of a conference at the University of British Columbia. Called Identities, Involvement, Living Together […]

Science First! aims to excite first-year students

Lee Gass is revving himself up for a lunch date with science students this fall. The Zoology professor launches a lunch-time seminar series called Science First! on Sept. 19. The […]

Funding cuts to have lasting impact on UBC

A deep cut in provincial funds earmarked for upgrading and maintaining UBC’s buildings will have a major and lasting impact on the campus infrastructure, said UBC President David Strangway. The […]

Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation Funds $500,000 Chair in Computational Fluid Dynamics

The Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation has donated $500,000 to the Faculty of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia for the creation of the Weyerhaeuser Industrial Research Chair in Computational […]

BC TELECOM and University of British Columbia forge information technology alliance

British Columbia’s largest university and telecommunications company have entered into an innovative 10-year relationship that will increase and improve services for post-secondary students and other learners throughout B.C. and beyond. […]

UBC Announces Creation of New Journalism School

The University of British Columbia and the Sing Tao Foundation will announce the establishment of a new graduate school of journalism at UBC during a ground-breaking ceremony today. The Sing […]

Conference to Focus on Minimizing Aftermath of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tsunamis

Nine years ago a tornado swept through Edmonton killing 26 people, half of whom died in a mobile home park in the northeast end of the city. According to PhD […]

Study Looks at Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviour

People with obsessive-compulsive disorder sometimes wash their hands until their skin is raw and bleeding, or re-do the same load of laundry 10 times in a day, or spend three […]

UBC to Announce School of Journalism at Ground-Breaking Ceremony

University of British Columbia President David Strangway will announce the creation of the Sing Tao School of Journalism July 24. The Sing Tao School of Journalism will offer an integrated […]

Construction Starts at St. John’s College UBC

A ceremony today marked the construction start of St. John’s College at the University of British Columbia, and the fulfilment of a lifelong dream for graduates of St. John’s University, […]

Professor Looks at Getting the Bugs Out

Knapweed, purple loosestrife, European crane-flies, thrips and winter moths are just a few of the exotic pests Judy Myers and her graduate students look at controlling through the introduction of […]

New Deans Appointed for UBC Faculties of Arts, Graduate Studies

The Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Graduate Studies have appointed new deans for concurrent six-year terms. English Prof. Shirley Neuman, from the University of Alberta, and UBC Prof. […]

Top High School Students Join Astronaut Marc Garneau at UBC

Canadian astronaut Marc Garneau will help kick off a month-long educational program for 52 of Canada’s top high school math and science students at UBC. Students of the Shad Valley […]

Library’s kids’ lit collection no child’s play

Children’s books in a university library? UBC is home to the Arkley Collection, one of the world’s most unique treasuries of early and rare children’s books, dating from 1713. More […]