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UBC to participate in major education and training research network

The University of British Columbia has been chosen as the headquarters of the Western Education and Training Research Network to be launched Dec. 5. The Western Network is one of […]

Researchers show simple construction change can double earthquake resistance

UBC researchers have discovered that by using oversize wooden sheets in wall construction they can double the ability of many wood-frame structures to withstand wind and earthquake forces. “We knew […]

Anorexia nervosa also claims lives of elderly

Psychologists at the University of British Columbia have uncovered evidence that fatal cases of anorexia nervosa may strike more older people, and men, than is commonly believed. Their findings fly […]

Talkin’ on the world

The UBC Debate Society will compete against rivals from Oxford, Cambridge, Yale and Harvard at this year’s World Debating Championships taking place Dec. 28 to Jan. 3 in Cape Town, […]

UBC holds fall graduation ceremonies Nov. 28

Nearly 2,000 students from a range of disciplines are eligible to receive academic degrees during the University of British Columbia’s Fall Congregation ceremonies to be held Nov. 28 in UBC’s […]

Closing the doctor-patient communication gap

A new project at the University of British Columbia aims to bring doctors and patients together to take a shared role in making decisions about medical care. Research shows that […]

Canadian students above average in mathematics and science studies

Canadian students scored significantly higher than the international average in the world’s largest test of mathematics and science skills written by students representing more than 40 countries. Results of phase […]

New President Appointed for University of British Columbia

Dr. Martha C. Piper, Vice-President, Research and External Affairs at the University of Alberta, and a leading advocate for university research, has been appointed 11th president of The University of […]

Study aims to take bite out of denture costs

Anyone who has suffered the loss of their teeth will tell you that few things in life are as inconvenient, embarrassing–and costly. The advent in recent years of titanium implant […]

UBC releases results of ambitious international study of math and science

How does Canadian student achievement in math and science compare with that of students worldwide? How good are our best math and science students? Do Canadian girls and boys perform […]

Global warming will take toll in Canada’s North

Projected global warming in Canada’s North over the next 50 years would result in more forest fires, landslides and significantly reduced water levels in lakes according to a study commissioned […]

Education: a help or hindrance in the fight against racism?

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1996 Time: 7 p.m. Place: Robson Square Conference Centre, conference room 2 Are teachers succeeding in the struggle against racial intolerance in Canadian classrooms? “Racism is […]

UBC Faculty of Education celebrates completion of renovation and expansion project

Provincial and municipal dignitaries will join members of the university community in celebrating newly completed renovations and expansion to the Faculty of Education’s Neville Scarfe Building at a plaque unveiling […]

Two medical research centres established

Two new Faculty of Medicine research centres have been approved at UBC. The Vancouver Vascular Biology Research Centre will work to create new treatments and technologies for disorders of blood […]

Top business school deans to gather in Vancouver

When Kim Paterson graduated with a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of British Columbia in 1996, she joined the ranks of a growing number of students leaving […]

Best and brightest of UBC alumni honoured

UBC alumni from the Class of ’17 to the Class of ’96 will be honoured at the UBC Alumni Achievement and UBC Sports Hall of Fame Dinner on Monday, Nov. […]

UBC Forestry dean appointed to second term

Clark Binkley has accepted an appointment to a second term as dean of the Faculty of Forestry. A former professor of Forest Resource Management at Yale University, he has served […]

Manley opens microbes-to-medicine company

The Hon. John Manley, Minister of Industry, joins UBC Prof. Julian Davies Oct. 17 to launch TerraGen Diversity Inc., a company which uses the genetic complement of previously unknown microbes […]

Murder, authors and apples highlight Homecoming ’96

Solve a murder on the high seas, lend an ear to local literati, or sample enough apples to keep a dozen doctors away. The annual Homecoming celebration at the University […]

C.K. Choi Building new home for Institute of Asian Research at UBC

The C.K. Choi Building for the Institute of Asian Research was officially opened today at the University of British Columbia. The building houses five research centres focusing on different regions […]