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March 8 and 9: Public Forums with Candidates for Vice-President, Students

Arts, Science scholars earn top research prizes

English Dept. head Prof. Sherrill Grace and Physics Prof. Janis McKenna have been awarded UBC's top research prizes for 1998.

Noted academic new Commerce dean

UBC has appointed Daniel F. Muzyka, a noted academic with extensive private sector experience, dean of the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration following an international search.

Bike Kitchen opens for business on campus

Got a sick bike and nowhere to fix it?

Cyclists can now use repair facilities at the Alma Mater Society Bike Kitchen.

Survey winner chosen

Lee Tran, a secretary in the Office of the Vice-President, Administration and Finance, is the winner of a $100 UBC Bookstore gift certificate in the draw held for early respondents to the UBC Reports Readership Survey.

Medical researchers garner MRC millions

UBC health scientists have received research grants worth almost $4.5 million from the Medical Research Council of Canada (MRC).

AMS president vows to put society in touch

Ryan Marshall, a fourth-year Theatre student, was elected president of the Alma Mater Society (AMS) in student elections held recently.

Survey finds students wary of condom shelf

A survey of 130 UBC students by Commerce researchers has discovered that 66 per cent of men and 60 per cent of women report some level of embarrassment when buying condoms.

Lowry treasure snapped up for Library's collection

The UBC Library has made a unique and exceptional addition to its Malcolm Lowry collection, the largest in the world, with the recent acquisition of Lowry's personal, first edition copy of his first novel Ultramarine.

Volunteers' role key to healthy public schools

School volunteers are often associated with non-essential activities such as bake sales, sports days and field trips.

In his recently published book, Schools with Heart, Prof. Dan Brown of the Dept. of Educational Studies suggests this view underestimates what volunteers really bring to public schools. He believes that the use of volunteers may be one of the key solutions to the problems facing public elementary schools today.

Students home away celebrates 40 years

UBC's International House has been a home away from home for many students from abroad and a unique meeting place to make lasting friendships with Canadian students, faculty and staff for 40 years. It celebrates its anniversary next month.

Workshop puts focus on sustainable forestry

Does good forestry sometimes look bad? Do public perceptions of good forestry match the reality? Those are among the key questions to be asked in a groundbreaking international workshop at UBC from Feb. 24-27.