John Cameron -- law graduate and 10-year veteran of the Vancouver City police
force -- was walking the beat in Chinatown one day when he saw someone stealing
a VCR from a car.
There's a room in the Cherry household of Richmond devoted entirely to the
trophies, scholarships and other accolades won by their three daughters -- all
It's mid-March and UBC's Senate is meeting as it does monthly in the Law Building.
After discussion of an issue, Senate chair and UBC President Martha Piper puts
a motion to vote. "All in favor," she asks, and hands rise across the room.
"Opposed?" A lone hand reaches skyward.
In the space of a few years, Brad Collins has gone from investigating the darker
side of human behavior -- as a fraud investigator with a national department
store chain -- to exploring the shady world of forest ecology.
When Jane Vermeulen was putting together her application for graduate school
recently, she was surprised by the fact she was able to list seven of her professors
as references. That, says the White Rock native, is one of the biggest advantages
of being a student in a faculty as small and intimate as Agricultural Sciences.
When John Dykstra broke his neck in a 1995 diving accident, doctors told the Chilliwack native he'd never walk again. But the six-foot-three basketball player had other plans.
After surgery and months of physiotherapy, he rejoined the UBC Thunderbirds
team and this year was named to the Canada West all-star team.
As anyone who is concerned with protecting the environment should, Kim Hendess thinks globally and acts locally.
A Political Science graduate who is interested in international environmental
policy, she has studied in Germany and founded a club with an international
It was the glitter of gold that brought Eric Hou all the way from Mongolia
to Harris Creek near Vernon, B.C.
Sandra Nelson may have been studying for a pharmacy degree, but she's also
become an expert in the art of juggling.
It was Elvis Presley who started Diane Fredrikson on the instrument she credits
with helping her through medical school.
Samuel Chow can trace his passion for science back to a university-based summer
camp he attended while in a Port Moody elementary school. There, he and other
students had the opportunity to examine a human brain and to conduct a range
of scientific experiments.