Campus welcomes alumni back Oct. 17

Vintage cars, concerts, campus bus tours and lectures by some of UBC's best highlight the second annual Alumni Day at UBC to be held Oct. 17.

A combination of homecoming and open house, the day welcomes back alumni from all over the Lower Mainland to see how UBC has changed since their days on campus.

The day begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts with cinnamon buns, coffee and a chance to meet some of UBC's 12 deans.

UBC President Martha Piper will welcome guests, and the UBC Symphony will perform.

The UBYSSEY, UBC's student newspaper, which this year celebrates 80 years of publication, will display favourite front pages in the lobby.

Campus bus tours will operate all day long from the Flagpole Plaza to show off UBC's new buildings.

The Koerner Library will hold World Wide Web workshops starting at noon and running every hour on the hour. Both novices and old pros will be able to pick up pointers on how to traverse the Web to find what they want.

Donna Logan, director of UBC's new Sing Tao School of Journalism, will speak at a special lunch at Green College on "Good News, Bad News: What Kind of Job is the Media Doing?"

Some of UBC's best teachers will be on hand in the afternoon to give lectures: Medical Genetics Prof. Dr. Patricia Baird will give a talk entitled "Hello Dolly: The Implications of Cloning; Commerce Assoc. Prof. Wayne Norman will speak on "Corporate Partnerships: A Moral Dilemma for UBC? ;" popular author and psychologist Prof. Stanley Coren will take a look at "People and Dogs: A Shared Life;" and political scientist Prof. Paul Tennant discusses "All About Treaties: What They Mean to B.C."

The Museum of Anthropology will offer free admission to grads. The Belkin Art Gallery, with an exhibition of work by Fine Arts graduates, is open by donation.

The day concludes with a Malt Beverage Garden at Cecil Green Park House with live music.

For more information, call the Alumni Association at 604-822-3313.