Students, faculty and alumni staff discover fresh
possibilities - photo by Martin Dee
UBC Reports | Vol. 51 | No. 6 |
Jun. 2, 2005
That Aha! Moment
“A year and a half ago, I was wondering if my degree
would be any good once I graduated,” says Meghan McLennan,
a biology graduate who, like many students, found herself
struggling with the transition into the ‘real world.’
Duo Share Conservation Research, Friendship
Sarah Foster and Amanda Vincent went on a six-hour bus ride
in February 2004 in search of the perfect margarita.
Physics Alum has Clear Image of Future
Helge Seetzen is about to revolutionize what millions of
people watch every day -- thanks, in part, to the German military.
“Father” Hanson Coaches On, and Off, Court
Kevin Hanson, UBC head coach, men’s basketball, has
a master’s degree in coaching science from the School
of Human Kinetics, Faculty of Education.
Computer Sci Grad Changes Perspective, Discovers Possibilities
Susanne Hille knows choosing a career is no picnic in the
park. The UBC IT Services Executive Director learned the hard
way but is determined to make things easier for young women.
UBC’s Inaugural Graduate Mentorship Awards
Commitment, consistency and continuity are the hallmarks
of a successful mentoring relationship, according to two faculty
members who have received the inaugural Killam Graduate Mentorship
Looking for a Few Good Women
Spending a year with Naoko Ellis has helped UBC mechanical
engineering PhD candidate Dana Kulic solidify her conviction
to pursue a career in academia.
A combat sport is how UBC bacterial disease researcher Brett
Finlay describes the competitive world of science research.
Finding the Voice Within
Twenty-two students from the UBC Opera Ensemble sang in the
chorus of Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera (the Masked Ball),
performed by the Vancouver Opera this spring.
Business Prof Makes Challenge a Winning Experience
When Yosh Kasahara talks to a prospective employer he finds
it a huge advantage to show he has “real-world”
Faculty Make Science and Medicine Friendly
A gateway to what the future may hold is how Jane Roskams
describes a web-based centre that connects elementary and
high school students with university mentoring experiences.
Arts Faculty Launches Tri-Mentorship
Andrea Burgoyne, a theatre major participating in the Faculty
of Arts tri-mentorship program, enjoyed her experience at
the Granville Island Arts Club.
Pay it Forward: Pharmacy Prof Honours Own Mentor
Driven to discover? Inspired to investigate? For many undergrads,
the leap from lecture hall to laboratory can be daunting.