Volume 46 | Number 7 | April 6, 2000

Digest . Honour Roll . Calendar

Universities get boost in latest provincial budget

B.C.'s latest budget offered good news for the province's universities and colleges as Finance Minister Paul Ramsey increased core funding by $85-million for advanced education and created more than 5,000 new spots for students at post-secondary institutions across the province.

Educator, pianist first to be honoured with arts awards

Kit Grauer and Robert Silverman are internationally acclaimed artists and educators, but both say it is a very special honour to be the first recipients of two new UBC awards which pay tribute to legendary figures in their respective fields.

Bell to take Board of Governors' helm

Larry Bell, vice-chair of food services company Shato Holdings Ltd. and chair of its subsidiary White Spot Ltd., has been appointed chair of UBC's Board of Governors.

Better campus lighting responds to students' requests

Personal safety at UBC is getting a boost with the addition of lighting upgrades, emergency phones and signage--all thanks to the Safer Campus Initiative.

Students find solutions to improve environment

Whether they're slogging through bogs or knee-deep in freezing lake water, the 18 students in Environmental Studies 400 are eager to get their feet wet investigating environmental issues.

New master's program will focus on European studies

Senate has unanimously approved a new Master of Arts in European Studies. The two-year program, which is subject to provincial approval, is expected to begin in September.

Volleyball players named top athletes

The highlights of UBC's 79th Annual Big Block Awards included the selection of volleyball standouts Jessica Mills and Guy Davis who received the Marilyn Pomfret and Bobby Gaul awards as athletes of the year. More than 650 people attended the celebration held recently.

Project offers Rx for care of chronic health problems

UBC's Institute of Health Promotion Research (IHPR) has received a one-year grant of close to $100,000--the largest grant of its kind--from the Vancouver-Richmond Health Board to launch a program that helps people cope with chronic health conditions.

Crime catchers take action on campus

Campus crime stoppers--a version of the popular and effective crime-reporting program--is UBC's newest weapon in combating crime on campus.

New curator grew up with roots in Botanical Garden

The world's most popular outdoor activity is in high gear as gardeners turn well-laid plans into action and creation. Few will cover as much ground as Douglas Justice.

Project aims to pinpoint spots to head off hazards

Gargantuan traffic jam or orderly exit--what would happen if more than 40,000 students, faculty and staff had to evacuate the campus in an emergency?

Baseball team brings game home to Nat Bailey stadium

The intoxicating aromas of hot dogs, fried onions and fresh-cut grass will greet sports fans who want to root, root, root for the home team as UBC's baseball team hits the diamond in the home opener at Nat Bailey Stadium on Friday, April 14 at 6 p.m.

Volunteer efforts earn recognition

A tiny garden with a huge heart is attracting attention at the entrance to Cecil Green Park House. It celebrates something beyond value--the work of volunteers. Another plant will be added this month in honour of a volunteer whose name will be drawn from a hat at a reception for UBC's volunteers on April 13.

Study to nail down housing issues

A $1.1-million grant supporting research in sustainable Japanese wood housing has been extended from six to nine years through the injection of an estimated $600,000.

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