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UBC’s dental clinic hits the road

A dental service on wheels is bringing treatment to residents of long-term care facilities throughout B.C. The UBC Dental Program for Seniors is the only one of its kind in […]

Update: UBC experts examine federal budget issues

Jean Chretien’s Liberal government will bring down the federal budget Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 1:30 p.m. (PST). Faculty at the University of British Columbia have expertise in a number of […]

International test takes the measure of secondary students’ math and science skills

Event: Release of latest results from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study Date: Tuesday, Feb. 24, 1998 Time: 10 a.m. Place: Room 310, Neville Scarfe Building (centre block), Faculty […]

UBC experts examine federal budget issues

Jean Chretien’s Liberal government is expected to bring down the federal budget Tuesday, Feb. 24. Faculty at the University of British Columbia have expertise in a number of key areas […]

UBC president seeks community input in Kamloops

University of British Columbia President Martha Piper will visit Kamloops Feb. 17 to consult with the community about the direction the university should take in the 21st century. The visit […]

Study shows B.C.’s university system too small

British Columbia is providing enough vocational and technical training, but not enough university education. That’s the conclusion of a recent study by UBC Economics Prof. Robert Allen on the demand […]

UBC president seeks community input in Kelowna

University of British Columbia President Martha Piper will visit Kelowna Feb. 16 to consult with the community about the direction the university should take in the 21st century. The visit […]

UBC president seeks community input in Prince George

University of British Columbia President Martha Piper will visit Prince George Feb. 13 to consult with the community about the direction the university should take in the 21st century. The […]

UBC president seeks community input in Victoria

University of British Columbia President Martha Piper will visit Victoria Feb. 12 to consult with the community about the direction the university should take in the 21st century. The visit […]

Animals, gardens and sustainable design topics of free UBC lecture series

Animal welfare issues, community greening and sustainable design are topics to be discussed by leading North American experts as part of the UBC Faculty of Agricultural Science’s ongoing Community Lecture […]

Children’s morality topic of public lecture

Lecture: Getting to the Heart of It: Children’s Conversations about Moral Matters Date: Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998 Time: 7 p.m. Place: Italian Cultural Centre activity room, 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver […]

UBC celebrates composer’s 90th birthday

Event: Celebration of composer Jean Coulthard’s 90th birthday and gift of manuscripts to the university Date: Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998 Time: 4-6 p.m. Place: Room 502, Main Library, UBC campus […]

Data proves global fisheries crisis

A UBC researcher has hard evidence to back up what many scientists have long suspected — marine fisheries are in a global crisis. In an article appearing in the Feb. […]

UBC announces honorary degree recipients for 1998

Former UBC president David Strangway, Globe and Mail national affairs columnist and author Jeffrey Simpson, and UBC alumnus and ambassador for Canada’s Year of Asia Pacific John Bell, are among […]

Book rustles up quotes from Hollywood cowboys

As the popular song asks: Where have all the cowboys gone? You sure won’t find them in Hollywood anymore, but those who hanker for the days when westerns ruled the […]

Lab results while you wait, thanks to UBC invention

A new one-step diagnostic device created by researchers in the campus laboratory of Response Biomedical Corp. at the University of British Columbia may soon replace time-consuming and costly trips to […]

Web courses fail the test, say researchers

Most on-line education courses get failing grades according to a survey by University of British Columbia researchers. The Web has enormous potential for education, but most of what is now […]

Medical research funding cuts hurt UBC research

University of British Columbia health scientists have received research grants worth $1.6 million this year from the Medical Research Council of Canada (MRC), less than one-third of the amount received […]

UBC ready to welcome shuttle crew to campus

Event: Visit of space shuttle Discovery crew Date: Monday, Feb. 2, 1998 Time: 1:30 p.m. Place: Hebb Theatre, 2045 East Mall, UBC Parking: Parking is available in the North Parkade. […]

Writers return to campus to discuss their craft

Morris Panych, Wayson Choy and Ian Weir are among the acclaimed Creative Writing Dept. alumni returning to campus next month for a series of noon-hour seminars. A fiction-writing seminar Feb. […]