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Amazing, ardent and approachable are words students use to describe two University of British Columbia faculty members recently named 3M Teaching Fellows.
Associate professors Carol-Ann Courneya, of the Faculty of Medicine and Barbara
Paterson, of the School of Nursing, were among 10 Canadian university educators
to receive the award.
Six hundred first-year UBC students will participate in a pilot program this year that organizers hope will make it easier for students to form friendships and feel part of the campus community.
Students in the My Undergraduate Group (MUG) Program will join one of 30 small
groups led by a senior student. Groups will meet regularly throughout the year
to talk about their campus experiences and concerns.
Harold Kalke has been appointed chair of UBC's Board of Governors for a one-year
term starting Sept. 1.
Peter Mansbridge, anchor of CBC's The National, and William Thorsell, editor-in-chief
of The Globe and Mail, are among the distinguished panelists who will
take part in the Sing Tao School of Journalism's first public event on Sept.
18 at 7 p.m. in the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.
An $8.5-million provincial investment in an advanced papermaking initiative
announced recently will help UBC remain at the forefront in pulp and paper-related
teaching and research.
UBC's 84th year will officially begin Sept. 7 at 7p.m on the Walter C. Koerner
Library plaza with First Night, an evening of free entertainment for the public.
Scientists may be one step closer to preventing a hereditary disease that causes
bone tumors in children, thanks to a recent discovery by Microbiology Assoc.
Prof. Frank Tufaro and a team of Canadian Genetic Diseases Network (CGDN) researchers.
University of British Columbia health scientists have received research grants
and training awards worth almost $10.3 million from the Medical Research Council
of Canada (MRC).
University of British Columbia students in the Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration will gain a greater understanding of trade relations in the Asia-Pacific
region thanks to a network launched recently.