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UBC Reports People for 96-07-11

Bill Bruneau, a professor of Educational Studies, has been elected president of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) for a one-year term. Bruneau, a graduate of the University of […]

Getting the Bugs Out

Ecologist Judy Myers hunts for exotic pests and `alien invaders’ by Charles Ker Staff writer Tent caterpillars worship sunshine and will climb to the top of trees to find it. […]

Mindess named associate VP, Academic

Prof. Sidney Mindess has been appointed associate vice-president, Academic, for a four-year term starting July 1. He replaces Dr. William Webber who has served in the position since 1990. “Prof. […]

Nobel Laureate heads south for year’s sabbatical at U of W

UBC’s Nobel Prize-winning professor Michael Smith has been elected as a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences, the most prestigious scientific organization in the United States. Academy members […]

Conference aims at reducing toll of major disasters

Nine years ago a tornado swept through Edmonton killing 26 people, half of whom died in a mobile home park in the northeast end of the city. According to PhD […]

Deans named for Arts, Grad Studies

The faculties of Arts and Graduate Studies have appointed new deans for concurrent six-year terms. Effective July 1, English Prof. Shirley Neuman, from the University of Alberta, and UBC Prof. […]

Strangway to receive Order of Canada

UBC President David Strangway has been named to the Order of Canada. Strangway was one of 24 people appointed officers of the order, the second of its three ranks. As […]

St. John’s University alumni welcome new college at UBC

New drug responds to signs of heart attack

by Gavin Wilson Staff writer A UBC spin-off company is developing drugs that could save the lives of many of the half a million heart attack victims who die each […]

Emergency drill offers opportunity to test responses

A graduate student and a research technician are working in a campus lab on a quiet summer morning. Suddenly, there’s an explosion that knocks the research technician to the floor, […]

Engineering team soars to victory in U.S. skies

by Stephen Forgacs Staff writer A radio-controlled aircraft built by a team of eight UBC engineering students soared to victory over a field of American and Canadian competitors in an […]

Blake to head Faculty Association for two-year term

Zoology Prof. Robert Blake has been elected president of UBC’s Faculty Association for a two-year term. He has served as the association’s vice-president for the past two years. Mary Russell, […]

Royal Society honours faculty achievements

Five UBC faculty members have been elected to the Royal Society of Canada. Professors Ira Nadel, Julian Davies, Nicholas Pippenger, Anthony Sinclair and F.J.R. (Max) Taylor are among 60 new […]

Astronaut touches down on campus

Canadian astronaut Marc Garneau helped kick off a month-long educational program for 52 of Canada’s top high school math and science students this month at UBC. Students in the Shad […]

St. John’s University alumni welcome new college at UBC

Construction has begun on St. John’s College at UBC, fulfilling a life-longdream for graduates of St. John’s University, which was closed in Shanghai 44years ago. Graduates led by the St. […]

UBC Reports Calendar for 96-07-11

A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from July 14 through August 17, 1996. UBC Reports welcomes calendar submissions from […]

United Way UBC co-chairs begin 1996 team building

Prof. Ray Hall, from the Dept. of Theatre and Film, and Margaret Sayer of University Computing Services, have been named co-chairs of the 1996 UBC United Way Campaign. Both have […]

Halide light shines superior

Editor: This is in support of a letter by Ian Fisher (UBC Reports, Feb. 22). He argues that sodium lighting is vastly inferior to halide. We (the Dept. of Anthropology […]