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`Amazing' faculty earn 3M awards

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.

Program to help first-years feel at home

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.

Kalke to chair Board of Governors

Harold Kalke has been appointed chair of UBC's Board of Governors for a one-year term starting Sept. 1.

Anchor Mansbridge panelist for Sing Tao

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.

Pulp, paper research gets provincial boost

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.

First Night starts year with free fun for all

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.

Gene team in hunt for bone tumor cure

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.

Medical research gets grant injection

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).

China-Hong Kong network partners business and studies

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.