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New vice-president, Students appointed

Brian D. Sullivan will join the University of British Columbia on Aug. 1 as its new vice-president, Students -- a position responsible for shaping the lifelong student experience for prospective and current students, and alumni.

Funding basic science research crucial: donor

Geologist and mining explorer Stewart Blusson's $50 million gift to UBC last fall carried only one condition -- that it be used to support basic scientific research.

Geographer wins Dean of Arts award

Historical geographer Prof. Cole Harris has earned the 1998/1999 Dean of Arts Award.

New centre defines industry's cutting edge

Canadians moved further from the status of hewers of wood when the national Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP) opened at UBC April 9. The centre is the result of a national industry initiative to add value to Canada's most important natural resource.

Science, Arts students top scholarship winners

An outstanding chemistry scholar who insists on giving credit to others for her accomplishments is one of six recipients in this year's Sherwood Lett Competition, the premier scholarships for senior undergraduates at UBC.

Fahreen Dossa graduates next month with a combined honours bachelor of science degree in chemistry and biochemistry.

Students learn how to triumph over disabilities

UBC students with learning disabilities now have a better chance at academic success, thanks to a strategic approach devised by a Faculty of Education researcher and used by the Disability Resource Centre (DRC).

$2 million goes to health research

Fifty-six UBC research projects have received more than $2 million in grants from the B.C. Health Research Foundation (BCHRF) in a recent funding competition.

Island research farm transition continues

UBC's Faculty of Agricultural Sciences will support an Intensive Grazing Seasonal Production trial currently being proposed for the Oyster River Research Farm during the consolidation of the faculty's dairy cattle research at Agassiz.

Students ready for racetrack challenge

A pile of pipes and bolts is actually an Indy-style race car in progress. It's being constructed by UBC Mechanical and Electrical Engineering students for the Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) competition in May in Detroit.

New classroom teaches Arts students and faculty

A new electronic classroom, the Faculty of Arts Multimedia Lab, is being used as both a learning venue for student courses ranging from modern languages to economics, and a training ground for faculty and staff in multimedia development.