Federal budget initiatives aimed at improving access to post-secondary education
and reducing student debt loads drew high marks from members of Canada's university
community, although some said the measures didn't go far enough in improving
access for students.
A public hearing into the conduct of members of the RCMP during the APEC leaders' meeting will be held in Vancouver beginning April 14.
The hearing will be conducted by the RCMP Public Complaints Commission, which
has received 49 complaints related to demonstrations on the UBC campus during
the APEC conference last November, including one filed by UBC President Martha
Piper on behalf of the university.
A photo of two young men embracing, a funeral announcement, a painting -- these are the images that begin the student-produced short film From the Ashes.
About AIDS, grief and loss, From the Ashes is a first film by student Kevin
Cottam, but one that's catching the attention of film festival programmers from
Halifax to Tokyo.
Canadian students score near the top of the class in math and science skills,
according to a survey of senior secondary students in 24 countries released
by UBC researchers.
A separate ministry for post-secondary education was revived in provincial
cabinet changes announced Feb. 18. Andrew Petter will serve as the new minister
of Advanced Education, Training and Technology.
Women living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) face difficult decisions regarding child bearing. And despite the risks and challenges, many are deciding to bear children.
To better understand the factors that influence these decisions, UBC School
of Nursing doctoral candidate and registered nurse Amandah Lea has launched
a research project.
UBC swimmers dominated the national university swimming championships recently,
winning 18 gold medals and bringing UBC its 39th and 40th national championship
titles, and second and third in this academic year.
What do buttercups, vitamins and oven cleaners have in common?
They're among the everyday items that account for almost 44,000 poisoning
inquiries per year to the B.C. Drug and Poison Information Centre (DPIC) housed
in St. Paul's Hospital.