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University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia is a public research university with campuses in Vancouver and Kelowna, British Columbia. Established in 1908, UBC is British Columbia's oldest university; the university has ranked among the top three universities in Canada. With an annual research budget of $600 million, UBC funds over 8,000 projects a year; the Vancouver campus is situated in the University Endowment Lands, about 10 km west of Downtown Vancouver. UBC is home to TRIUMF, Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, which houses the world's largest cyclotron. In addition to the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies and Stuart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute, UBC and the Max Planck Society collectively established the first Max Planck Institute in North America, specializing in quantum materials. One of the largest research libraries in Canada, the UBC Library system has over 9.9 million volumes among its 21 branches. The Okanagan campus, acquired in 2005, is located in Kelowna, British Columbia.

As of 2017, eight Nobel laureates, 71 Rhodes scholars, 65 Olympians, ten fellows in both American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the Royal Society, 208 fellows to the Royal Society of Canada have been affiliated with UBC. Three Canadian prime ministers, including Canada's first female prime minister Kim Campbell and current prime minister Justin Trudeau have been educated at UBC. In 1877, six years after British Columbia joined Canada, the Superintendent of Education, John Jessop, submitted a proposal for the formation of a provincial University; the provincial legislature passed An Act Respecting the University of British Columbia in 1890, but disagreements arose over whether to build the university on Vancouver Island or the mainland. The British Columbia University Act of 1908 formally called a provincial University into being, although its location was not specified; the governance was modelled on the provincial University of Toronto Act of 1906 which created a bicameral system of university government consisting of a senate, responsible for academic policy, a board of governors exercising exclusive control over financial policy and having formal authority in all other matters.

The president, appointed by the board, was to provide a link between the two bodies and to perform institutional leadership. The Act constituted a twenty-one member senate with Francis Carter-Cotton of Vancouver as chancellor. Before the University Act, there had been several attempts at creating a degree-granting university with help from the universities of Toronto and McGill. Columbian College in New Westminster, through its affiliation with Victoria College of the University of Toronto, began to offer university-level credit at the turn-of-the-century, but McGill came to dominate higher education in the early 1900s. Building on a successful affiliation between Vancouver and Victoria high schools with McGill University, Henry Marshall Tory helped establish the McGill University College of British Columbia. From 1906 to 1915, McGill BC operated as a private institution providing the first few years toward a degree at McGill University or elsewhere; the Henry Marshall Tory Medal was established in 1941 by Tory, founding president of the University of Alberta and of the National Research Council of Canada, a co-founder of Carleton University.

In the meantime, appeals were made to the government to revive the earlier legislation for a provincial institution, leading to the University Endowment Act in 1907, the University Act in 1908. In 1910 the Point Grey site was chosen, the government appointed Dr. Frank Fairchild Wesbrook as president in 1913, Leonard Klinck as dean of Agriculture in 1914. A declining economy and the outbreak of war in August 1914 compelled the university to postpone plans for building at Point Grey, instead the former McGill University College site at Fairview became home to the university until 1925. On the first day of lectures was September 30, 1915, the new independent university absorbed McGill University College; the University of British Columbia awarded its first degrees in 1916, Klinck became the second president in 1919, serving until 1940. World War I dominated campus life and the student body was "decimated" by enlistments for active service, with three hundred UBC students in Company "D" alone. By the war's end 697 members of the university had enlisted.

109 students graduated in the three war-time congregations, all but one in the Faculty of Arts and Science. By 1920, the university had only three faculties: Arts, Applied Science, Agriculture, it only awarded the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. There were 576 male students and 386 female students in the 1920–21 winter session, but only 64 academic staff, including 6 women. In the early part of the 20th century, professional education expanded beyond the traditional fields of theology and medicine. Although UBC did not offer degrees in these fields, it began to offer degrees in new professional areas such as engineering, agriculture and school teaching, it introduced graduate training based on the German-inspired American model of specialized course work and the completion of a research thesis, with students completing M. A. degrees in natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. In 1922, the twelve-hundred-strong student body embarked on a "Build the University" campaign.

Students marched through the streets of Vancouver to draw attention to their plight, enlist popular support, embarrass the government. Fifty-six thousand signatures were presented at legislature in support of the campaign, successful. On Septem

Terrell Brown

Terrell Brown is a news anchor for ABC 7 Eyewitness News. He anchors 4:30 to 7:00am as well as the 11am weekday newscasts at the WLS-TV television station in Chicago, his talent as an anchor was recognized with an Emmy for "Best News Anchor" in the Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards competition. Brown joined ABC 7 Eyewitness News as a General Assignment Reporter and Contributing Anchor in April 2014. Brown has been a correspondent for CBS News based in New York since 2009. During his tenure he anchored CBS' early morning news broadcasts "CBS News Up to the Minute," and "CBS Morning News." He was the primary substitute newsreader on CBS' "The Early Show." Following the Colorado theater massacre, Brown anchored CBS’ Special Report. As a correspondent, he’s covered some of the nation’s biggest stories including the Boston Marathon bombing, Superstorm Sandy, the Cleveland kidnappings, the BP Gulf oil spill, devastating tornadoes in Missouri and Alabama and the attempted terror attacks on the U. S. in Detroit and New York City.

Brown reported from the White House lawn and U. S. Capitol during healthcare reform and looming government shutdown, the 2011 Academy Awards in Los Angeles and the 2010 Super Bowl in Miami as well as the deaths of Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. Brown has reported from the Kennedy Space Center on NASA's historic final shuttle mission. Brown was honored with a 2014 national Emmy Award for his work on a 48 HOURS special report detailing the manhunt and capture of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. After covering the campaign trail for the 2010 elections in California, he was awarded a Los Angeles area Emmy Award, he was at CBS News from 2009 through 2014. His extended time on the campaign trail during the 2010 California State Elections for Los Angeles CBS affiliate, KCBS-KCAL Television, additional contributions to CBS affiliates in the state garnered Emmy recognition among Los Angeles area television stations. Brown was named a CBS News correspondent at age 22 — the youngest in the network’s history Prior to joining CBS News, Brown began as a tape editor at WWBT-TV, NBC12 News in Richmond, VA.

The station named him anchor of the weekend morning broadcasts one year after he launched the show as its producer. Brown's breaking news coverage helped earn the station an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2009. A native of Chesterfield, Brown graduated with honors from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA in 2009, he was the recipient of a prestigious alumni award presented by the faculty. The National Press Club awarded Brown with a full-term scholarship for broadcasting excellence in television. Brown graduated from Matoaca High School, a public school in Chesterfield County just south of Richmond, Virginia, he founded the school's television production. The program still is now offered as part of the school's curriculum. 8. Https://abc7chicago.com/about/newsteam/terrell-brown/

Athletics at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Women's long jump

These are the official results of the Women's Long Jump event at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. The qualification mark was set at 5.70 metres. Seven athletes didn't surpass. In the final, the three medalists separated from the rest of the field on their first attempts, just as they had in qualifying. Elżbieta Krzesińska, who had set the world record three months earlier, jumped 6.20m, Nadezhda Khnykina-Dvalishvili went 6.00 meters and 16 year old Willye White jumped 5.96m. In the second round, Krzesińska equalled her world record 6.35 m. In the third round, White jumped 6.06m to move into silver position. On her fifth attempt Khnykina-Dvalishvili edged into silver with a 6.07m jump. On her final attempt, White jumped 6.09m to take the silver for good. 16 years White was still a finalist in 1972. Official Report Results