Volume 46 | Number 1 | Jan. 13, 2002
Profile . Digest . Honour Roll . Letters to the Editor . Calendar
B.C.'s university presidents are calling on the provincial government to close
a $54 million system-wide funding gap which they say is eroding the quality
of university education in British Columbia.
The first issue of the year 2000 marks the debut of a new UBC Reports.
Remember the popular cartoon series The Jetsons with Rosie the Robot? Well,
even now in the 21st century, a UBC robotics expert rules out expecting a robot
maid in your home anytime soon.
In only its second year,
the Integrated Sciences Program (ISP) has garnered strong support from students
and faculty alike, spawning a student association devoted to the program and
winning high praise from participants for its flexible and highly interactive
Robert Tierney, an internationally renowned and innovative educator, has been
named dean of Education at the University of British Columbia. His selection
follows an extensive national and international search and broad community consultation.
The University of British Columbia and TELUS have agreed to a five-year strategic
alliance to support communications research and provide telecommunications services
to the university.
The complaints are commonplace and long-standing: our adversarial approach to
resolving legal disputes is too costly, too slow and emotionally draining. Many
litigants find the process mystifying, disempowering and unfair.
"It's unique and long overdue," says Peter Gouzouasis, associate professor in
Music Education, as he does the Hokey-Pokey with a handful of toddlers. Strewn
across the floor are hula-hoops and shakers, guitars and cassette decks, parents
and children. As he puts his right foot in and shakes it all about, he explains
the Music Preparatory Program for Children and Youth he is establishing at UBC.
The ever-popular Science First! lectures resume today with a lecture by John
Robinson, director of the Sustainable Development Research Institute, which
will explore climate change and sustainability. The hour-long session begins
at 12:30 p.m. in Room 100 of the Wesbrook Building.