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UBC Congregation update

UBC recognizes teachers who make a difference History Prof. Christopher Friedrichs’ students say he could read the telephone book and make it interesting. Sociology Assoc. Prof. Kenneth Stoddart reaches people […]

Low fat restaurant fare ranks high in customer satisfaction

“Hey, Mikey likes it!” Remember the popular television advertisement for breakfast cereal in which even Mikey, a notoriously picky eater, wolfs down a bowlful? UBC researchers have confirmed what the […]

What direction north? A UBC professor ponders the impact of the Canadian North on our culture

The Canadian North is as enduring a myth of cultural and national significance as the American West is to the United States, says Sherrill Grace, an English professor at the […]

B.C. residents lead UBC’s graduating class

More than 5,000 academic degrees will be conferred on graduating students at the University of British Columbia’s Spring Congregation ceremonies, May 25-30. Among the 24 graduating class scholarship and award […]

Political junkies and neophyte traders can test their skills on UBC Election Stock Market

Think a Liberal majority is a safe bet in the coming federal election? Or that the PCs are going to make gains at the expense of the Reform party? Or […]

5,000 UBC students to graduate May 25-30

The more than 5,000 students taking part in Spring Congregation this year will usher in a new era for UBC’s annual rite of passage when they receive their degrees in […]

Parents at home with homework

The role parents play in children’s learning at home is among the issues examined by Jacquelyne Baker-Sennett, assistant professor of Educational Psychology and Special Education, during her free public lecture, […]

UBC team links Yukon glacier with global climate change

From the air, Trapridge Glacier resembles a pie crust scored and ready for global warming. This is the view UBC’s six-member glaciology team sees before landing via helicopter at its […]

Eminent scientists gather to talk dirt and the origin of life

Event: Science symposium Date: Saturday, May 3, 1997 Time: 9 a.m. Cost: $40 ($20 for students) Place: Ponderosa Building, 2071 West Mall. Parking is available in the West Parkade on […]

UBC experts available for federal election commentary

Voters from coast to coast go to the polls June 2. Faculty at the University of British Columbia have expertise in a number of key areas related to the election. […]

UBC, attorney general take BOLD step in fight against crime

Attorney General Ujjal Dosanjh joined forensic experts and police representatives today to officially open the Bureau of Legal Dentistry (BOLD) at the University of British Columbia. A project of the […]

Attorney general opens forensic dentistry lab

Event: Opening of the Bureau of Legal Dentistry Date: Monday, April 28, 1997 Time: 9 a.m. Place: Room 146, Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory (AMPEL), 2355 East Mall Parking […]

Clinic offers dental care for underprivileged youth

Beginning next week, 1,500 to 2,000 underprivileged young people who would not normally get dental care will visit a free clinic at the University of British Columbia. The clinic is […]

Computer tool a 1.5-million “hit”

Computer Science instructor Murray Goldberg has designed an interactive tool that allows teachers without technical expertise to create sophisticated presentations of their courses on the World Wide Web. Called WebCT, […]

New centre at UBC to advance feminist legal research and scholarship

UBC will play a major role in advancing feminist legal scholarship in B.C. with the creation of a new Centre for Feminist Legal Studies. The centre will focus on interdisciplinary […]

Researchers recommend changes to air bag design for Canadian drivers

Automobile air bags designed for the American market are not necessarily appropriate for Canadian drivers, says a UBC researcher who has been studying air bag accidents for nearly four years. […]

Clean air bus leaves UBC campus for California testing

Event: Launch of first bus with diesel power minus the pollution Date: April 21, 1997 Time: 9:30 a.m. Place: TELEcentre, University Services Building, 2329 West Mall Parking: Available in the […]

UBC to deliver Appraisal Institute educational programs through distance education

UBC’s Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration will offer education programs on behalf of the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) starting Jan. 1, 1998. The faculty’s Real Estate Division and […]

Nothing paltry about this bird, UBC researchers find

Maybe tinamou doesn’t immediately come to mind as you scan the menu of your favourite eatery, looking for something new to try. But Canadians may soon be feasting on the […]

An intimate look Under the Volcano

University of Warwick Prof. Martin Lowry will share reminiscences of his celebrated uncle, Malcolm Lowry, author of Under the Volcano, at a colloquium honouring the writer on Tuesday, April 8 […]