UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 19 | Nov.
UBC bond sells in record time
UBC's entry into the capital markets via a bond issue sold out
within 90 minutes of becoming available last week. The bonds raised
$125 million for the university.
Group to trek to Robson Square
Students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the community are
invited to be a part of history tomorrow in a 12-kilometre "Next
Trek" from UBC to the official opening of the UBC at Robson Square
Scholars sweep research awards
A psychologist who investigates how cultural practices affect rates
of suicide among aboriginal youth and a cognitive neuroscientist
who studies attention disorder are among the researchers to receive
awards in the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR).
He's got mail (on the back of his bike)
At six feet nine inches tall, James Boucher was bound to attract
the nickname Jolly Green Giant at some point in his life. But the
UBC mail carrier's colourful moniker isn't just a reference to his
lofty stature. It's a testament to his commitment to making the
campus a greener place, including delivering all his mail by bike.
Science students click on learning
It's as easy as channel surfing and it's changing the way
students are learning in the Faculty of Science. Using infrared
communication hardware called Personal Response System (PRS) students
in first-year Science classes are participating in a dynamic and
interactive learning method used in only a handful of universities
Engineers aim to plug toxic seepage from Britannia mine
UBC mining engineers have launched an innovative plugging project
to stop the toxic run-off from Canada's most polluted mine that
could revolutionize mine reclamation and closure techniques worldwide.
Finning donates land for high-tech education hub
A large land gift from Finning International Inc. will allow UBC
and three sister institutions to develop educational programs in
Vancouver's newly emerging high- tech centre.
Researchers poised to lead revolutionary chip wave
There's a widening gap between computer chip technology
and productivity that means we are waiting longer for new Palm Pilots,
cell phones, and electronic products to hit the market. And paying
higher prices for them once they get there.
New foresters blend sciences
The old saw about how some people can't see the forest for
the trees could never apply to UBC Forestry students.