1997 UBC authors
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Government to fund more student spots
UBC's financial outlook for the 1998/99 academic year is becoming clearer following
the provincial government's announcement earlier this month of a continued tuition
fee freeze and additional funding to B.C. colleges and universities to add new
spaces for students.
English scholar earns top Arts faculty award
A Shakespeare scholar who has led efforts to computerize the humanities and promote
gay and lesbian studies has won the Dean of Arts Award for 1998.
Medical researchers get federal shot in the arm
UBC health scientists have received research grants worth more than $2 million
from the Medical Research Council of Canada (MRC).
Expert zeros in on snow -- B.C.'s natural killer
As a mountaineer and backcountry skier, Prof. David McClung knows that his knowledge
of avalanches can mean the difference between life and death.
Now new funding for his research on avalanche prediction and prevention means
his knowledge will be more widely shared with the B.C. industries most affected
Humanities 101 aims to break down barriers
What would happen if 20 people from Vancouver's poorest neighborhoods came to
the university twice each week to study history, philosophy and literature. Would
it change their lives? Would it change UBC?
Rick Hansen Institute names vice-president
Former London, Ont. Transit Commission head Greg Latham has been appointed vice-president
of the Rick Hansen Institute effective April 15.
Ocean impact on fish chair's focus
In formally bringing together fisheries and oceanography for the first time, the
Faculty of Science has taken a step towards understanding the impact that physical
and chemical changes in the oceans have on fish populations.
Dam standoffs diverted thanks to IRE expert's work
Bitter disputes surrounding dam megaprojects around the world are closer to being
resolved, thanks to an agreement facilitated by Tony Dorcey, a UBC expert in sustainable
Special BC Studies issue devoted to First Nations
An interview with First Nations cultural leader Doreen Jensen and an epic poem
by the late Charles Lillard are two of the highlights of a special double issue
of BC Studies published this month.
Cost of ecology new unit's focus
How much should British Columbians pay to increase wilderness protection? How
much cost should fishers bear to bring back coho salmon?