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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. […]

Dogs, novels, and subatomic particles subjects for Vancouver Institute spring lecture series

UBC Psychology Prof. Stanley Coren, whose insights into the canine psyche have made his book on the topic a best-seller, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Martin Perl, and Governor General and Pulitzer […]

Nursing homes need help with hygiene, UBC study finds

For many residents of long-term care facilities regular oral hygiene is a problem, according to a recent UBC study of Lower Mainland nursing homes. A team of three researchers from […]

Dental detectives decode disasters in UBC-sponsored seminar

Event: Operation Dent-ID Date: Friday, Jan. 23 and Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998 Time: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Place: Justice Institute of B.C., 715 McBride Blvd., New Westminster Parking: Parking is available […]

Researchers explore link between childhood activity and bone density

More than 200 Richmond school children are participating in a UBC study to determine how growing bones can benefit from increased levels of physical activity. The study, led by Human […]

Fisheries minister to address new Oceans Act’s Pacific Coast impact Jan. 20

Event: Speech by David Anderson, federal minister of Fisheries and Oceans Date: Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998 Time: 7 p.m. Place: Instructional Resources Centre, Lecture Theatre 6, 2194 Health Sciences Mall, […]

APEC events topic of campus forum

Event: Post-APEC Forum Date: Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998 Time: 12 noon – 2 p.m. Place: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Road, UBC Parking: Parking is available in […]

Public urged to help keep medical research healthy

UBC scientists are asking the public to join a letter-writing campaign aimed at increasing funding for medical research. Federal government cuts in Medical Research Council (MRC) funding are limiting research […]

UBC researcher wins top Canadian research prize

Terry Snutch, a professor in UBC’s Biotechnology Lab, has won the Steacie Prize, Canada’s most prestigious award for young scientists and engineers. The $10,000 award comes in recognition of Snutch’s […]

UBC unleashes canine IQ test

My dog’s smarter than your dog. Or is he? You can figure out Fido’s brain power with a new video, The Intelligence of Dogs, created by Psychology Prof. Stanley Coren […]