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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 […]

No cavities — good news in any language

Children of Vietnamese families were the subjects of Vancouver’s first culturally specific oral health promotion project, recently completed by UBC’s Faculty of Dentistry. Many Vietnamese toddlers suffer from nursing decay, […]

No first day classes for new UBC students thanks to Imagine UBC

For most new university students, the first day of school is a desperate attempt to hunt down classrooms while trying to orient themselves in unfamiliar surroundings. But UBC’s 5,000 new […]

Building opening ushers in new era in Canadian journalism

Sing Tao Ltd. Chair Sally Aw will join Sing Tao School of Journalism Director Donna Logan, University of British Columbia President Martha Piper, Board of Governors Chair Shirley Chan, and […]

Sing Tao School of Journalism building opens at UBC

Event: Sing Tao School of Journalism building opening Date: Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1997 Time: 2:30 p.m. Location: Corner of West Mall and Crescent Road (Gate 4) Parking: Available at the […]

Burnaby transformation may pave way for brighter high-density future

Faced with burgeoning populations, car-oriented communities, and a growing demand for greenspace, thousands of North American communities stand to benefit from an urban design exercise about to get underway in […]

South Pacific genes may hold Alzheimer’s clues

A disease found on the South Pacific island of Guam may shed light on how Alzheimer’s disease develops, according to a team of researchers led by UBC neuroscientist Dr. Pat […]

UBC zeros in on bad breath Aug. 22-23

Experts in bad breath from as far as Europe and Australia will converge on UBC Aug. 22-23 when the Faculty of Dentistry hosts the Third International Conference on Breath Odor. […]

New appointments to UBC board announced

Three new members have been appointed by the provincial government to UBC’s Board of Governors. They are: business leader Larry Bell, president and CEO of Shato Holdings Ltd., a food […]

UBC grad takes UBC-developed technology to the final frontier

A UBC graduate will boldly go where no UBC graduate has gone before when astronaut Bjarni Tryggvason blasts off in the space shuttle Discovery Aug. 7. Tryggvason, a 1972 Engineering […]

UBC makes cuts to balance 1997/98 budget

The University of British Columbia is making the deepest budget cuts in more than a decade in order to produce a balanced budget for the 1997/98 fiscal year. The university […]