Michael Griffin envisions students creating and sharing 3-D virtual models of ancient Rome or Greece - photo by Martin Dee
UBC Reports | Vol. 51 | No. 10 |
Oct. 6, 2005
3-D Gaming Brings Classics to Life
What gets UBC classics graduate Michael Griffin really stoked is the idea of providing people with an experience much like the popular game, The Sims.
Do Library Robots Dream of Electronic Books?
Canada’s first and North America’s largest library robot is up and running at the newly opened Phase One of UBC’s $68 million Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.
Boom or Bust: Hard on Health of Mining Communities
Extreme economic cycles are a fact of life for residents of many B.C. mining towns, but how do these shifts in prosperity affect the health of residents?
A Better Way to Share Patient Information
Days after her first son Quinn was born, Heather Fowlie realized she would have to take his health into her own hands.
UBC Okanagan Geographer Earns Portugal’s Highest Honour
It was 1978, and a young Jose Carlos Teixeira was about to leave the archipelago of the Azores.
Marijuana and Youth Culture
Is it therapeutic, harmless or addictive? Adult opinions about marijuana vary widely, but what do teenagers think?
The Purr-fect Touch
Steve Yohanan never cared much for cats. That is, until his girlfriend’s cat laid a paw on him.
Indigenous Teacher Education Planned for Okanagan
They’ve gathered input from indigenous education experts in New Zealand, Australia, Labrador, and B.C.’s Okanagan Nation.
Not Your Ordinary Tool Shed
Sometimes real-life learning isn’t as neat and tidy as a planned curriculum, but the pay-off can be infinitely richer.
Technology Could Transform Urban Landscape for Disabled
Navigating the urban jungle could become much easier for people with disabilities thanks to a team of UBC electrical and computer engineering students.
Happy Fifth Birthday: UBC Learning Exchange
When UBC launched the Learning Exchange in 1999, 30 students signed up to do volunteer work in Downtown Eastside organizations.
Quarter Century Club
A total of 32 UBC faculty members were recognized at this year’s Quarter Century Club annual dinner, held Oct. 6.