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Array WHAT DO YOU THINK? - UBC 2001-2002 Annual Report
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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WHAT DO YOU THINK?
I That is the question UBC and Ipsos-
Reid asked Canadians in September
2002, to find out what they
celebrate, fear, question and value.
Four topics emerged as their top
concerns: healthcare, education,
global security and the environment.
UBC is a leader in stimulating debate
and finding solutions to complex
issues, including the four identified
in the Ipsos-Reid survey. This report
highlights UBC's people and its
progress in each of those areas over
the past year.
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THE YEAR'S HIGHLIGHTS    HEALTHCARE    EDUCATION    GLOBAL SECURITY    ENVIRONMENT    PERFORMANCE INDICATORS    LEADERSHIP
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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WHAT DO YOU THINK
A UNIVERSITY'S
ROLE IS?
DR. MARTHA C. PIPER, PRESIDENT As the world marked the
first anniversary of the September 11 attacks, it was impossible
not to reflect on the changes that have taken place over the past
year. Inevitably our thoughts must be somber and painful as we
look back on those terrible events and their aftermath. At the
same time, there is consolation in witnessing the courage and
determination with which people have sought to recover from the
trauma of that time. Despite the many problems that face us, we
are moving forward to replace a culture of fear with a culture of
hope.
I believe the solutions we seek will come from collaboration
between universities and their communities. Universities help
shape our civil society by emphasizing the importance of
democratic rights and freedoms, and by educating global citizens
who are politically, culturally, and socially aware. Universities also
provide solutions through research, discovering knowledge and
creating new technologies that can bring hope to millions who may
be suffering from poverty, malnutrition, or disease. A third
contribution by universities is the development of economic
opportunities through innovation: a culture of innovation is the
backbone of a strong and healthy economy that can withstand
even the most catastrophic events.
Never has it been more important for a university to key its work
to the problems of the community it serves. Never has it been
more important for universities to collaborate with communities,
addressing their concerns and working with them to identify and
meet their needs. Hence our theme for this report, asking
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Canadians "What do you think?" and relating the research,
learning and accomplishments of UBC to the issues that matter
most to the citizens we serve.
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THE YEAH'5 HIGHLIGHTS    HEALTHCARE    EDUCATION    GLOBAL SECURITY    ENVIRONMENT    PERFORMANCE INDICATORS    LEADERSHIP
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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THE YEARS HIGHLIGHTS:
2001 / 2002
Robson Square
Great Northern Way
Site
Lee Gass
Overall research funding to UBC increased by approximately 30 per
cent over the previous fiscal year, with researchers attracting
$260 million up to March 31, 2002.
Prof. David Dolphin and Prof. Anthony Sinclair were the only two
Canadians elected to the Royal Society of London, which
embraces the world's most eminent researchers.
UBC received the number two Maclean's ranking for medical/
doctoral universities in the magazine's 2001 annual survey.
Prof. Harvey Richer's team discovered a new method to measure
the age of the universe. Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope,
they uncovered the oldest burned-out stars in the Milky Way.
These extremely dim "clockwork stars" give a reading consistent
with earlier estimates (using another technique) that the universe
is 13 to 14 billion years old.
UBC and its affiliated teaching hospitals received almost $76
million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI),
placing us first in the country. Funded projects include an
Integrated Biodiversity Laboratory, a Centre for Research on
Childhood Diabetes and the International Collaboration on Repair
Discoveries Centre for spinal cord injury therapies. The largest
project is the Museum of Anthropology Interdisciplinary Research
Facility, the world's first facility to link scholars, First Nations
communities and research museums.
Zoology Prof. Lee Gass was chosen Canadian Professor of the
Year by the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education
(CCAE) and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education
(CASE).
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The Jarislowsky Foundation made a $1.25 million gift to UBC, to lay
the foundation for the Centre for Study of Democratic
Institutions.
UBC opened its new downtown Vancouver campus, UBC at
Robson Square. The campus offers career-based, life-long
learning opportunities, arts and public affairs lectures, community
forums and other services.
Finning International donated a parcel of land near downtown
Vancouver valued at $33.8 million to UBC, Simon Fraser University,
Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and the British Columbia
Institute of Technology. The institutions plan to make the site a
hub of high-tech learning and research.
Seventeen students from UBC's Creative Writing program were
published or signed book contracts.
A six-year tuition freeze was lifted and UBC approved the lowest
percentage tuition increases in BC, dedicating 20 per cent of the
increased revenue to student aid. The Board of Governors
reaffirmed its commitment that no qualified domestic student will
be denied access to UBC for financial reasons alone.
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THE YEAR'S HIGHLIGHTS    HEALTHCARE    EDUCATION   GLOBAL SECURITY    ENVIRONMENT    PERFORMANCE INDICATORS    LEADERSHIP
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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POLL RESULTS
HEALTHCARE
What one thing could
be done that would
do the most to
improve the state of
healthcare?
Increase
Funding
37%
More Medical    33%
Staff
Accessibility     16%
Improve 16%
Management
User Fees/       11%
Privatization
Other 8%
Improvements
How would you rate
the acceptability of
the following
MILESTONES
Provincial government provides
funding to double the size of
UBC's medical school, establish a
new Life Sciences building and
provide new opportunities to
study medicine at University of
Victoria and University of
Northern BC.
Dr. Wolfram Tetzlaff makes
breakthrough discovery that
nerve cells controlling movement
are capable of regeneration after
spinal cord injury.
Dr. Donald Calne finds possible
link between environment and
incidence of Parkinson's disease.
UBC researchers discover enzyme
that could lead to new AIDS
therapies.
HEALTHCARE
To some, it is one of Canada's
greatest strengths and
attributes as a nation. To
others, it is a luxury that we
can no longer afford. To still
others, it is both valuable and
viable, but needs to be more
efficient to survive. The
subject: our healthcare system,
and the choices our leaders and
community must make to
determine its future. UBC is
working to inform the debate
and find new policy, technology
and program options for the
system's future.
IS OUR HEALTHCARE
SYSTEM IN CRISIS?
"Getting a clear picture of
exactly what the problems are
with healthcare is tricky."
Bob Evans, Health Economist,
Centre for Health Services
and Policy Research
BOB EVANS As a healthcare
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suggestions for
improving health
care?
Agree
Disagree
1. Increase the
amount of money
government
spends on health care
2. Increase the
number of medical
professionals
3. Allow private
companies to deliver
health care
services that would
be paid for by
government
4. Introduce user fees
for medical services
UBC develops new midwifery
degree program.
Community dental clinic
established in Vancouver's
downtown eastside, and dental
residency program launched in
Haida G'waii (Queen Charlotte
Islands).
UBC launches a series of health
policy forums at Robson Square,
including a session with Roy
Romanow, head of the National
Royal Commission on Medicare.
economist, Bob Evans studies
how funding models impact
players in the healthcare
system. "My research is
showing that we are in a
healthcare crisis, but not the
one people may think. We have
one of the most expensive,
best-financed system in the
world. The overall number of
doctors is the highest ever;
perceived 'shortages' result
from how their time is being
used. The nursing shortage can
be traced to a decade of
shortsighted training policies.
The 'crisis' is in public
confidence and understanding,
not in financial sustainability."
Evans says there are many
substantial ideas about securing
the future of healthcare that
are being "held hostage" by
political and economic agendas.
He feels the most immediate
priorities are for provinces to
develop a collective response to
runaway drug costs, and the
systematic misinformation
driving them, and for more
federal money to be targeted to
well-recognized "hot spots" of
need. Beyond this, the public
needs much more and better
information about the real
strengths and weaknesses of
the system.
"Self-interested disinformation
is a major barrier to genuine
reform."
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THE DEAR'S HIGHLIGHTS    HEALTHCARE
GLOBAL 5ECURirf    ENVIRONMENT    PERFORMANCE INDICATORS    LEADERSHIP
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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POLL RESULTS
EDUCATION
What one thing could
be done that would do
the most to improve
access to university
education?
Provide students
with more grants
rather than loans
22%
Lower /                   21%
eliminate tuition
fees
Other
20%
Make it easier       13%
for students to
get student loans
More
government
funding
8%
Reduce the              7%
grade
requirements
Improve public
schools / high
schools
7%
More                         6%
encouragement/
awareness
EDUCATION
Canadians have indicated they value post-
secondary education, but opinions vary about
what it should accomplish for students,
employers and society. UBC believes that at
any level, an education should teach students
to think critically and analytically, present them
with new knowledge and ideas, and prepare
them to be active participants in a global
society.
We also appreciate that many of our students
need opportunities to apply their skills to the
working world. At the same time, UBC strives
to continue developing new programs to
stimulate students, staff and faculty.
MILESTONES
Partnership with Korea University establishes
academic exchanges and a 200-room joint
residence at UBC.
New downtown Vancouver campus opens at
Robson Square.
Three hundred Physics students use Personal
Carol Naylor, Career
Advisor
IS SOMEONE WITH
A HISTORY
DEGREE
EMPLOYABLE?
"What you could do
with a degree 30
years ago was much
more defined than
today. Any degree
offers a graduate and
employer immense
flexibility in today's
job market."
CAROL NAYLOR As
part of the team who
delivered the Future
Mapping pilot
program in 2001/02,
Carol Naylor believes
that universities are
responsible for
helping students
apply their education
to the workplace.
Future Mapping is a
program that
combines online and
in class learning that
shows students how
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Do you agree or
disagree with the
following statements
about the university
education system in
Canada?
Agree
Disagree
1. Grades required to
get into university are
too high
2. To go to university
is too expensive
3. Government isn't
putting enough money
into post-secondary
education
Who do you think
benefits the most from
university education?
Response System, a dynamic classroom
learning tool that uses infrared technology to
automatically log answers and stimulate
debate.
In partnership with Mexico's Tec de Monterrey
institute, UBC launches world's first on-line
Master's program in Technology Education.
80 students volunteer in Vancouver's
downtown eastside community in year two of
the Trek 2000 volunteer program.
UBC Library opens Chapman Learning
Commons, an innovative wireless learning
environment.
Society in
General
Students /
Graduates
58%
27%
■
Employers
14%
How valuable are each
of the following
outcomes of a
university education?
(Percentage indicating
"very valuable":)
to proactively
research, create and
pursue career
opportunities.
"Research shows that
wanting a fulfilling
career is a key
motivation for
pursuing a university
education. If we
don't show a student
how to translate their
education into that
career, we're not
meeting all of their
needs."
Funded through
grants from UBC's
Teaching and
Learning
Enhancement Fund
and the Counselling
Foundation of
Canada, Future
Mapping poses three
key questions: What
can you do with your
degree? What options
exist in today's
labour market? How
do you connect with
employers? It shows
students in as early
as first-year how to
generate options and
look beyond
traditional job and
degree stereotypes.
"We teach them to
build networks and
opportunities. That
way they're
strategically
searching for careers,
not scrambling for
jobs a month before
graduation."
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72% Critical thinking
skills that allow
students to
analyze
problems and
find solutions
70% Ability of a
student to get a
job once they
have completed
their studies
64% Open-
mindedness anc
social tolerance
62% Detailed
knowledge and
skills within a
specific area of
study
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I
THE VEAR'S HIGHLIGHTS    HEALTHCARE    EDUCATION    GLOBAL 5ECUWTY    ENVIRONMENT    PERFORMANCE INDICATORS    LEADERSHIP
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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POLL RESULTS
GLOBAL SECURITY
As you know, since
the terrorist
bombings of
September 11th,
2001, the Canadian
government has
undertaken a
number of initiatives
to ensure greater
security for
Canadians. Based on
how you feel right
now, when you think
about your own
personal security,
would you say you
generally feel secure
or not secure?
Very Secure
Somewhat Secure
Not Very Secure
Not At All Secure
Do you agree or
disagree with the
following statements
about security issues?
• Agree
Mil
MILESTONES
Liu Centre launches Centre for
Human Security, headed by
former United Nations executive
Andrew Mack.
UBC responds to more than 100
media requests for expert
commentary following the
September 11 terrorist attacks.
Law students win mock NATO
competition in Washington DC for
third year in a row.
Gyuto monks from Tibet spend
week at UBC promoting global
spirituality as a solution to
personal and world insecurity.
Global poll conducted by Liu
Centre's Angus Reid shows that
criminal violence, not terrorism,
is the greater concern in daily life.
GLOBAL SECURITY
The events of September 11,
2001 changed the way most
Canadians feel about their
world, and about their own
safety. But the lasting feelings
of insecurity have grown beyond
fear of terrorist tactics. Personal
security has also been
threatened - from fluctuating
stock markets to job loss as the
economy stumbled in the wake
of the attacks.
UBC believes the best way to
address security issues is to
confront them through dialogue.
From there governments and
individuals alike can make
informed decisions and take
steps toward feeling safe on a
personal, national and global
scale.
HOW CAN AIRPORTS BE
MORE SECURE WITHOUT
SACRIFICING CONVENIENCE?
"We helped the Vancouver
airport to find a way to improve
their security without leaving
people frustrated in line-ups all
the time."
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Disagree
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1. I am prepared to
accept the
inconvenience of
delays and longer
line-ups at airports
and borders, if it
means I feel more
secure when I'm
traveling
2. Poverty and
injustice are the
major roots of
hostility towards the
United States and
other developed
nations
3. I am prepared to
accept some limits to
my civil liberties if it
means I feel safer
and more secure in
my daily life
Mehmet Begen, Graduate
student and research
associate, Centre for
Operations Excellence
MEHMET BEGEN After
September 11, security rules for
airports changed dramatically
and colossal line-ups became
common in airports across North
America. Vancouver
International Airport Authority
(YVR) called upon UBC's Centre
for Operations Excellence to
help.
"We analyzed their processes
and built a visual computer
simulation model," says Mehmet
Begen, who was initially a
graduate student with the
Centre, and is now employed as
a Research Associate. "We
identified bottlenecks and
determined optimal staffing
levels for desired customer
service." The team tested over
100 scenarios by repeatedly
changing variables and
examining the effects. "For
example, if you double the staff,
how much will waiting times
decrease? With the computer
you can figure it out very
quickly."
The ultimate goal is to extend
the study and develop staff
schedules for all airport gates.
Begen believes their work will
make YVR - and hopefully other
airports - safer. "If we can
schedule the staff better, they
will not be as pressured by long
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queues of people. Increasing the
system's efficiency will also
make it more effective."
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WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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RESULTS
ENVIRONMENT
Of the following
environmental
issues, which one
should be the top
priority for
government?
■
Reducing
greenhouse
gas
emissions
43%
Global
warming or
climate
change
Chemicals
in our food
38%
29%
ENVIRONMENT
Industrial pollution, overflowing landfill sites,
increased urbanization, over-fishing and
clearing of rain forests are but a few of the
environmental challenges facing our planet -
and all who inhabit it.
At UBC we believe there are solutions to each
of these issues, and our researchers are
working on new technologies, policies and
practices for industries such as fishing and
forestry. In the meantime, the university
community is committed to sustainable
operations, and promotes personal sustainable
choices among staff, students and faculty.
MILESTONES
Clean Energy Research Centre officially opens,
leading research into fuel cell technology and
other energy innovations.
UBC implements initiatives that will reduce
energy and water consumption on campus by
30 and 45 per cent, respectively.
Kim Nulty, Land and
Building Services
Labourer
and Sustainability
Coordinator
WHAT CAN
INDIVIDUALS DO
TO IMPROVE OUR
ENVIRONMENT?
"The only way we're
going to have a
healthy
environmental future
is if we start planning
for it now."
KIM NULTY is one of
UBC's 120 volunteer
Sustainability
Coordinators,
employees who are
dedicated to learning
about ways to make
their departments at
the university more
sustainable and help
co-workers make
environmentally
sound choices. "The
program gives you
the tools to facilitate
small changes, and
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Spending
money to
encourage
individuals
to make
sustainable
lifestyle
choices
28%
Loss of old
growth
forests
through
logging
27%
Genetically
altered food
15%
State of the
global
fisheries
13%
Do you agree or
disagree with the
following opinions
on the environment?
Agree
Disagree
1. Science and
technology will
come up with ways
to solve
environmental
damage and
pollution
2. Protecting the
natural environment
is more important to
me than creating
economic growth
and employment
Prof. Daniel Pauley discovers that ocean fish
counts are well below previous estimates.
Sustainable Development Research Institute
launches QUEST, a game about environmental
choices that will provide a database for future
urban planning.
Mining engineers develop the Millennium Plug,
to help clean up one of Canada's most toxic
mines.
New centre launched to study best practices for
a healthy B.C. aquaculture.
provides information
on topics like
transportation, paper
reduction,
composting and so
on."
As a labourer with
UBC's garden shop,
Nulty jokes that she
automatically has a
"green" orientation.
Her first project was
to implement a
composting program
in her department's
lunchroom. "It's been
so successful I end
up having to take the
excess home to my
garden."
Her current priority:
convincing the
university to invest in
a chipper/ shredder,
so items like fallen
trees and branches
can be reused or
composted. Nulty's
commitment to the
environment has led
her to get involved in
civic politics, while
making personal
choices like recycling,
taking the bus to
work, using a more
fuel-efficient car and
working with a
neighborhood
greening program.
"I wouldn't even call
them choices
anymore - they're
just things I do
automatically.
They're things we all
should try to do."
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3. Individuals have
to change their own
habits and lifestyles
if we are to protect
the environment
to too
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AM PERFORMANCE INDICATORS - UBC 2001-2002 Annual Report
THE YEAR'S HIGHLIGHTS    HEALTHCARE    EDUCATION   GLOBAL SECURITY    ENVIRONMENT   PERFORMANCE INDICATORS    LEADERSHIP
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WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
DEGREES AWARDED In 2001/02 UBC conferred approximately 4,800 baccalaureate degrees and
1,600 graduate degrees upon its students.
ROYAL SOCIETY OF CANADA FELLOWS UBC currently has a ratio of nearly 10 Royal Society
members per 100 faculty - the second highest ratio of any university in Canada. Fellowship in the
Royal Society of Canada is bestowed on senior Canadian academics whose work and research
have had a profound impact on the Sciences and Humanities in Canada.
SPIN-OFF COMPANIES Last year UBC generated five new spin-off companies and filed 56
patents and 214 licenses on new technologies. These join the other 109 companies that have been
established thanks to UBC research, and 620 patents already issued.
RESEARCH FUNDING UBC received nearly $260 million in research funding from NSERC, CIHR,
SSHRC, CFI and other sources last year. This marks a 30 per cent increase in funding from
2000/01.
EMPLOYMENT RATE UBC 1998 Bachelor's graduates two years after graduation:
Commerce
95%     Humanities
96%
Computer Science 98%     Law
98%
Education
99%     Life Sciences 94%
Engineering
97%     Physical Sciences 98%
Fine & Performing Arts 93%     Social Sciences      95%
Health Professions 99%
OVERALL SATISFACTION
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31% - Very Satisfied 65% - Satisfied
4% - Dissatisfied
DEGREE COMPLETION RATES as of 2001/2002 for 1992 Cohort.
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Doctoral - Graduated
100
UBC has the highest combined completion rate for its Masters and Doctoral students among the
major Canadian research universities.
UBC STUDENT ENROLMENT: FUNDED & ACTUAL
£ 33,000
uJ 32,000
| 11,000
& 10,000
=   20,000
27,000
Actual Enrolment
Enrolment Funded
by Provincial
Government
57/98      S&/9S 99r00 OOffll 01/02       0203
(projected)
Over the past five years, UBC enrolment has exceeded the numbers funded by the provincial
government, on average, by over 1500 full-time equivalent (FTE) students. This year UBC expects
to over-enroll by over 1400 undergraduate and graduate FTEs.
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ADMINISTRATION
Agricultural Sciences
Moura Quayle
President and Vice-Chancellor
Martha C. Piper
Applied Science
Michael Isaacson
Arts
Alan Tully
Commerce and Business
Administration
Daniel Muzyka
Dentistry
Edwin Yen
Education
Robert Tierney
Forestry
Jack Saddler
Vice-President
Academic and Provost
Barry McBride
Vice-President
Finance and Administration
Terry Sumner
Vice-President
Students
Brian Sullivan
Vice-President
Research
Indira Samarasekera
Vice-President
External and Legal Affairs
Dennis Pavlich
Graduate Studies
Frieda Granot
Law
Joost Blom
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Medicine
Dr. John A. Cairns
(April 2001 - March 2002)
William L. Sauder - Chancellor
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Frank S. Abbott
Martha C. Piper - President &
Vice-Chancellor
Science
Maria Klawe
Health Sciences
Coordinator
Dr. John H.V. Gilbert
University Librarian
Catherine Quinlan
Director of Athletics
Bob Philip
L. I. (Larry) Bell - Chair
Maryann Adamec
Nicole Byres
Dennis Danielson
Joanne Emerman
Martin Glynn
Jay Grewal
Stephen Howard
Gregory Lawrence
Patricia Marchak
Tieg Martin
Elsie McMurphy
Guninder Mumick
Karen Nishi
Ben Pong
Firoz Rasul
Bryce Rositch
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That is the question UBC and Ipsos-Reid asked in September 2002,
to find out what Canadians celebrate, fear, question and value.
Four topics emerged as their top concerns: healthcare, education,
global security and the environment.
UBC is a leader in stimulating debate and finding solutions to
complex issues, including the four identified in the Ipsos-Reid
survey. We invite you to view the survey results, and then review
UBC's Annual Report, which highlights UBC's people and its
progress in each of those areas over the past year.
Detailed poll results are also available (241k Adobe Acrobat PDF
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HEALTHCARE
EDUCATION
GLOBAL SECURITY
ENVIRONMENT
HEALTHCARE
What one thing could be done that would do the most to improve
the state of healthcare?
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^Increase Funding
37%
g More Medical Staff
33%
| Accessibility
16%
| Improve Management
16%
| User Fees / Privatization
11%
Other Improvements 8%
How would you rate the acceptability of the following
suggestions for improving health care?
1. Increase the amount of money • Agree
government spends on health care
2. Increase the number of medical
professionals
3. Allow private companies to deliver health
care services that would be paid for by
government
4. Introduce user fees for medical services
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Disagree
EDUCATION
What one thing could be done that would do the most to improve
access to university education?
Provide students with more grants rather than loans 22%
Lower / eliminate tuition fees 21%
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Other 20%
Make it easier for students to get student loans 13%
More government funding 8%
Reduce the grade requirements 7%
Improve public schools / high schools 7%
More encouragement / awareness 6%
Do you agree or disagree with the following statements about the
university education system in Canada?
1. Grades required to get into university ■ Agree
are too high
Disagree
2. To go to university is too expensive
3. Government isn't putting enough money
into post-secondary education
Who do you think benefits the most from university education?
■
Society in General
58%
Students / Graduates 27%
■
Employers
14%
How valuable are each of the following outcomes of a university
education?
(Percentage indicating "very valuable":)
72% Critical thinking skills that allow students
to analyze problems and find solutions
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70% Ability of a student to get a job once
they
have completed their studies
64% Open-mindedness and social tolerance
62% Detailed knowledge and skills within a
specific area of study
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GLOBAL SECURITY
As you know, since the terrorist bombings of September 11th,
2001, the Canadian government has undertaken a number of
initiatives to ensure greater security for Canadians. Based on
how you feel right now, when you think about your own personal
security, would you say you generally feel secure or not secure?
Very Secure
Somewhat Secure
Not Very Secure
Not At All Secure
Do you agree or disagree with the following statements about
security issues?
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1. I am prepared to accept the • Agree
inconvenience of delays and longer line-ups
at airports and borders, if it means I feel
more secure when I'm traveling Disagree
2. Poverty and injustice are the major roots
of hostility towards the United States and
other developed nations
3. I am prepared to accept some limits to
my civil liberties if it means I feel safer and
more secure in my daily life
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ENVIRONMENT
Of the following environmental issues, which one should be the
top priority for government?
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions 43%
Global warming or climate change 38%
Chemicals in our food 29%
Spending money to encourage 28%
individuals to make sustainable
lifestyle choices
■
Loss of old growth forests
through logging
27%
| Genetically altered food                             15%
State of the global fisheries
13%
Do you agree or disagree with the following opinions on the
environment?
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1. Science and technology will come up • Agree
with ways to solve environmental damage
and pollution
Disagree
2. Protecting the natural environment is
more important to me than creating
economic growth and employment
3. Individuals have to change their own
habits and lifestyles if we are to protect the
environment
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filling in our short on-line poll.
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HEALTHCARE cont.
Dr. Karim Qayumi,
Professor,
Cardiovascular and
Thoracic Surgery
HOW CAN WE
TRAIN MORE
DOCTORS, MORE
EFFICIENTLY?
"The Cyberpatient
9   software condenses
the lifetime
experience of
hundreds of doctors
into one interactive
program."
DR. KARIM QAYUMI
remembers all too
well his first
experience in an
emergency room.
"When you're a
medical student you
memorize all the
theory- Then you
get into a hospital
and your patient is
screaming - no
amount of textbook
knowledge prepares
you for that."
Qayumi hopes to
eliminate that
shock, and prepare
new doctors to be
more effective,
more quickly,
through a program
called Cyberpatient.
This interactive
software allows
students to practice
medicine on
Jamie Roots, Third-year
Nursing student; CHIUS
volunteer
HOW CAN
COMMUNITY
BASED
HEALTHCARE BE
EXPANDED?
"We're filling in
some of the gaps at
the clinic and
getting both a social
and medical
education at the
same time."
JAMIE ROOTS was
anxious to start
working with
patients, so during
her second year in
UBC Nursing she
began volunteering
with the Community
Health Initiative by
University Students
(CHIUS) in
Vancouver's
Downtown Eastside.
"I was a bit scared
at first, but I've
learned that this is
just another
neighborhood with
its own community
and challenges."
The CHIUS program
enables the
Downtown
Community Health
Centre (operated by
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patients in
cyberworld -
allowing them to
see patients in all
sorts of conditions,
assess them and
make decisions.
"And there are
consequences to
the decisions; they
may end up
harming their
patients.
Fortunately it's all
just online, so they
get to try again and
again until they
make the right
decisions. Obviously
that's not possible
in a real clinical
setting."
Cyberpatient allows
students to develop
what is called
compiled thinking -
the result of
repeated exposure
that an experienced
doctor would have.
This contrasts with
"elaborated
thinking" that
comes solely from
textbook learning
and is based on
deductive
reasoning. The
result: first year
residents who will
be far more
knowledgeable,
confident and
effective.
Vancouver Coastal
Health Authority) to
stay open for
extended evening
and weekend hours,
staffed by student
volunteers from
medicine, nursing,
dietetics,
physiotherapy,
pharmaceutical
sciences, audiology
and dentistry. They
are supervised by
doctors, nurses and
other mentors.
The students also
run health
education programs
and activities for
the community.
"I've learned as
much by talking
with the patients as
by treating them.
They've taught me
about the realities
of poverty and life
on the street, and
I've discarded my
own prejudices. You
don't become less
of a person just
because you're
homeless or poor.
I'm learning to
become a nurse,
but I'm also
learning to become
part of a
community."
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Peter Gouzouasis,
Associate Professor,
Curriculum Studies
EDUCATION!
cont.
HOW CAN WE MAKE
EDUCATION MORE
EFFECTIVE AND
INNOVATIVE?
"Our goal is to
produce the most
creative, prepared
and innovative
teachers possible -
and to change the
learning experience
for elementary
students in the
process."
PETER
GOUZOUASIS Our
next generation of
teachers are getting a
jump on next
generation
technology, thanks to
the Faculty of
Education's Fine Arts
and new Media in
Education (FAME)
program. The 36
FAME students
worked exclusively on
wireless computers
during teacher
education courses at
UBC, and then
brought that same
freedom into their
student teaching
placements, providing
a wireless laptop for
Deborah Campbell, Author;
Creative Writing program
graduate
WHAT
PURPOSE
DOES A
GENERAL
ARTS
DEGREE
SERVE?
"As
Canadians, we
enjoy a kind
and gentle
society. I
think that if
we are to
maintain and
improve it, we
need well-
spoken,
thoughtful and
educated
individuals to
lead, question
and inform."
DEBORAH
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every one of their
students.
"Like a pencil,
technology is a tool
through which
students learn the
rest of the curriculum
- it is not a separated,
isolated subject,"
explains Assoc. Prof.
Peter Gouzouasis,
who led the program
this year. He adds
that the student
teachers delivered
their entire curriculum
via the computers,
and focused on
artistic applications -
exploring music, art,
dance and drama.
While using these
more "fun"
applications, children
in eight North
Vancouver School
District schools
developed computer
skills applicable to
virtually the entire
curriculum. "However,
one of the most
unexpected benefits
was to the school
advisors. By allowing
these computers and
student teachers into
their classrooms, the
host teachers could
learn and keep up
with the latest
software and
technology at no cost
to themselves or their
school."
CAMPBELL As
author of the
book This
Heated Place:
Encounters in
the Promised
Land which
chronicles the
stories of
people she
met while
traveling in
Israel, the
West Bank
and the Gaza
Strip in 2001,
Campbell can
attest to how
fortunate
Canadians are
to live in a
kind and
gentle society.
As a recent
graduate of
UBC's Creative
Writing
program she
can also attest
to the value of
a liberal arts
education.
"General
education and
critical
thinking skills
are essential if
we want the
next
generation to
be qualified
leaders
instead of just
puppets who
do what
they're told."
These skills
were key for
Campbell as
she sought
out the
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individual,
human stories
behind the
headlines of
the Mideast
conflict. "I
wanted to
paint a
portrait and
let readers
decide for
themselves
what they
thought of the
conflict." She
credits the
Creative
Writing
program with
helping her
shape those
experiences
into a
compelling
book. "I don't
think you can
teach
someone to be
a writer, but
the program
provides a
perfect
greenhouse
for developing
writing talent."
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GLOBAL SECURITY cont.
WHO WILL
ADMINISTER
JUSTICE TO
TERRORISTS AND
VIOLATORS OF
HUMAN RIGHTS?
"Until we address
concerns of poverty
and injustice
throughout the
world, we can't
really have a secure
global environment."
JOANNE LEE is
working on her PhD
in Law from UBC,
while helping
establish the
International
Criminal Court
(ICC) through her
role with the
International Centre
for Criminal Law
Reform & Criminal
Justice Policy,
based in the Faculty
of Law. Lee sees
the ICC as a
necessary
institution to help
protect the innocent
against genocide,
terrorist acts,
crimes against
humanity and war
crimes, by making
those responsible
accountable for
their actions and
Joanne Lee, PhD
candidate and research
associate, International
Centre for Criminal Law
Reform and Criminal
Justice Policy
WHAT WILL IT
TAKE TO MAKE
OUR WORLD
MORE SECURE?
"Our own political
identities have
changed. We're not
only members of
nation states, we're
members of
humankind.
Protecting other
members of
humankind from
mass violence is not
only a security
issue; it is also a
moral issue."
MARK ZACHER
According to Mark
Zacher, in many
ways the world is
more secure than it
was over the entire
20th century. "For
perhaps the first
time in at least a
century, we are not
worried about war
between major
powers. There are
also few regional
circumstances that
could lead to war.
During the cold war,
such circumstances
were inconceivable."
However, interstate
disputes have been
Mark Zacher, Professor
of Political Science and
research associate,
Institute of
International Relations
in the Liu Centre for the
Study of Global Issues
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ending impunity.
replaced by
"In the last few
frequent incidences
years I have had
of mass civil
the opportunity to
violence, with
travel throughout
strong global
Asia, the Caribbean,
impacts. "If western
the Pacific and
nations want peace,
Africa to do
they must look at
research and help
providing assistance
bolster support for
to developing
the ICC. It is a
nations who want
concept that has
larger shares of the
been on the books
global welfare pie.
for more than 50
Poverty and
years. It's very
injustice are major
exciting to see it
roots upon which
become a reality,
hostility toward
and have 76
foreign countries is
countries from
based.
every region of the
world sign up to the
treaty establishing
the court." "Even if
we stop just one
genocide with this
court, we will have
achieved something
wonderful."
In recent years the
western nations
have made major
contributions to
interstate and civil
peace - although
the most notable
contributions have
occurred in eastern
Europe. Both the EU
and NATO refuse to
admit any state that
does not have
boundary
agreements with all
of their neighbors,
and they are very
active in assuring
rights of ethnic
minorities."
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Stephen Sheppard,
Associate Professor,
Forest Resource
Management and
Agricultural Sciences
ENVIRONMENT
cont.
HOW CAN WE
ENSURE OUR
FORESTS AND
LANDSCAPES ARE
STILL THERE FOR
OUR
GRANDCHILDREN
TO ENJOY?
"Foresters plan for
healthy forests for the
future. We need to
ensure those plans are
scientifically sound
and socially
acceptable, and do a
better job of
communicating the
long-term benefits of
the choices we make."
STEPHEN
SHEPPARD and
researchers at the
Collaborative for
Advanced Landscape
Planning (CALP) have
developed a computer
program that projects
a giant visual image of
how today's forest
management plans or
development schemes
will impact tomorrow's
landscapes.
"We've had the ability
to create artist's
Penny Gurstein,
Associate Professor,
School of Community
and Regional Planning
WILL THE
INCREASED
ABILITY TO
WORK FROM
HOME - AND
REDUCE USE OF
CARS - HELP
SAVE OUR
ENVIRONMENT?
"Telework is not
the ultimate
solution to the
environmental
problems caused
by traffic
congestion."
PENNY
GURSTEIN is an
expert on the
topic of telework -
the practice of
working from
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renderings and predict
land use impacts for
years. Combining
these functions, our
program uses new
visualisation
technologies drawing
on existing scientific
models - not one
person's guesswork -
to show a fairly
realistic 3D picture of
the impact a forestry
decision might have in
20 or 100 years."
This will enable the
average person to
understand and
compare more easily
the future risks and
benefits of various
forestry options. As a
result, people can
become more engaged
in an objective
consultation and
planning process over
issues like habitat,
recreation access, or
watershed protection.
"Visualisation also
enables us as
scientists to identify
flaws in our models or
data, and can reveal
unforeseen effects of
land management
plans. This is
important in
improving decisions on
sustainable forest
management."
home instead of
commuting to and
from an office.
"Nearly 25 per
cent of Canadians
already do some
form of telework,
and the
misconception is
that teleworkers
are saving the
environment by
not driving a car
to work each day.
Unfortunately,
most teleworkers
still use their cars
in the course of a
day - to see
clients, get
supplies or run
other errands.
The net effect on
the environment
is nowhere near
what people
think."
As a researcher
and author of the
book Wired to the
World, Chained to
the Home:
Telework in Daily
Life, Gurstein has
also found
tremendous
personal and
social issues
attached to
telework. Burnout
and overwork are
big issues, as is
tension within the
family. She notes
that isolation is a
big problem as
well, especially in
a job market
where teamwork
and people skills
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are valued quite
highly.
"Telework has the
potential to be a
very good option
for balancing
work and home
lives, but we have
to find ways to
integrate work
options into
community
planning and
development."
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THE YEAR'S HIGHLIGHTS    HEALTHCARE    EDUCATION   GLOBAL SECURITY    ENVIRONMENT   PERFORMANCE INDICATORS    LEADERSHIP
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FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS APRIL 1 2001 - MARCH 31 2002
PERFORMANCE
INDICATORS
cont.
The University of British Columbia's financial statements for the
year ended March 31, 2002 have been reported on by the Auditor
General of British Columbia, the auditor appointed under the
University Act. The following represents the highlights of UBC's
financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2002.
For full financial statements, please go to http://www.finance.ubc.
ca/reports/2001-02/index.htm.
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FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
REVENUES
EXPENSES
STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (in millions
$)
2002
Total Revenues
Research Awarded to UBC
Operating Surplus for the Year
Accumulated Deficiency at End of Year
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$873.9
$ 194.4
$ 0.1
$ 2.2
$960.0
$ 254.0
$ 0.1
$ 2.1
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REVENUES 2002 (in thousands $)
Government grants and contracts $ 481,892 50%
Sales, services and other 213,320 22%
Student fees 118,806 12%
Non-government grants, contracts
and donations
94,223 10%
Investment income 52,699 6%
Total $ 960,940 100%
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EXPENSES 2002 (in thousands $)
Salaries
$ 601,090
63%
Supplies and general expenses
173,015
18%
Depreciation
64,548
7%
Cost of goods sold
33,857
3%
Scholarships, fellowships and
bursaries
27,474
3%
Other Transfers
32,150
3%
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Transfer to Endowment Principal
Grants to other agencies
Total
2%
1%
$ 960,812 100%
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STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL
POSITION
ASSETS (in thousands $)
2002
Current assets
$ 175,433       $ 328,370
Investments
621,161 653,284
Assets held in trust
30,091
Capital assets
816,935 875,498
Total assets
$1,643,620  $1,857,152
LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS (in
thousands $)
2001
2002
Current liabilities
$ 106,876       $ 115,989
Employee future benefits
Deferred contributions
34,879
119,975    122,393
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Deferred capital contributions
479,012 515,584
Long-term debt
53,349 168,567
Due to trusts
30,091
Net assets
820,278 899,740
Total liabilities & net assets $1,643,620 $1,857,152
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WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Ipsos-Reid / UBC Poll Results
PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES (Healthcare)
ppal. In your view, what ONE thing could be done that would do the most to improve the state of healthcare?
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
FUNDING/EXPANSION FOCUSED (NET)
- Increased funding
- More hospital beds
- Stop closing hospitals
- More emergency care services
MEDICAL STAFF (NET)
- More doctors/nurses/hospital staff
- Keep doctors/nurses in the
province/country
- Better salaries for medical professionals
ACCESSIBILITY (NET)
- Reduce waiting time for
treatment/tests/surgeries
- Increase medicare coverage
- Improve access to services
- Drugs - free/cheaper/more accessible
ADMINISTRATION/MANAGEMENT (NET)
- Reduce system abuse
- Regulate amount of visits
- Reduce system waste/inefficiencies
- Improve management/Less bureaucracy
QUALITY SPECIFIC (NET)
- Improve service in hospitals
- Better quality doctors/healthcare staff
(more training)
- Better equipment/technology
USER FEES/PRIVATIZATION (NET)
- Introduce user fees
- More privatization
- Stop privatization
OTHER IMPROVEMENTS (NET)
- More emphasis on prevention/education
- More medical research
- More emphasis on complementary and
alternative treatments/therapies
Change in government
Other
Nothing
(DK/NS)
1002
1002
28%
24%
1%
1%
1%
23%
18%
2%
3%
7%
2%
2%
3%
1%
12%
3%
0
4%
4%
3%
1%
2%
0
9%
4%
4%
1%
5%
4%
0
0
1%
5%
1%
8%
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PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES (Healthcare)
ppalb. Anything else?
Total
Base: Mentioned something
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
FUNDING/EXPANSION FOCUSED (NET)
- Increased funding
- More hospital beds
- Stop closing hospitals
- More emergency care services
MEDICAL STAFF (NET)
- More doctors/nurses/hospital staff
- Keep doctors/nurses in the
province/country
- Better salaries for medical professionals
ACCESSIBILITY (NET)
- Reduce waiting time for
treatment/tests/surgeries
- Increase medicare coverage
- Improve access to services
- Drugs - free/cheaper/more accessible
ADMINISTRATION/MANAGEMENT (NET)
- Reduce system abuse
- Regulate amount of visits
- Reduce system waste/inefficiencies
- Improve management/Less bureaucracy
QUALITY SPECIFIC (NET)
- Improve service in hospitals
- Better quality doctors/healthcare staff
(more training)
- Better equipment/technology
USER FEES/PRIVATIZATION (NET)
- Introduce user fees
- More privatization
- Stop privatization
OTHER IMPROVEMENTS (NET)
- More emphasis on prevention/education
- More medical research
- More emphasis on complementary and
alternative treatments/therapies
Other
Nothing else/No others
(DK/NS)
920
921
14%
9%
2%
2%
2%
14%
10%
3%
2%
11%
5%
2%
4%
1%
7%
2%
0
3%
2%
4%
1%
2%
1%
4%
2%
2%
1%
5%
3%
2%
1%
3%
36%
8%
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PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES (Healthcare)
ppalab. In your view, what ONE thing could be done that would do the most to improve the state of healthcare? TOTAL MENTION SUMMARY
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
FUNDING/EXPANSION FOCUSED (NET)
- Increased funding
- More hospital beds
- Stop closing hospitals
- More emergency care services
MEDICAL STAFF (NET)
- More doctors/nurses/hospital staff
- Keep doctors/nurses in the
province/country
- Better salaries for medical professionals
ACCESSIBILITY (NET)
- Reduce waiting time for
treatment/tests/surgeries
- Increase medicare coverage
- Improve access to services
- Drugs - free/cheaper/more accessible
ADMINISTRATION/MANAGEMENT (NET)
- Reduce system abuse
- Regulate amount of visits
- Reduce system waste/inefficiencies
- Improve management/Less bureaucracy
QUALITY SPECIFIC (NET)
- Improve service in hospitals
- Better quality doctors/healthcare staff
(more training)
- Better equipment/technology
USER FEES/PRIVATIZATION (NET)
- Introduce user fees
- More privatization
- Stop privatization
OTHER IMPROVEMENTS (NET)
- More emphasis on prevention/education
- More medical research
- More emphasis on complementary and
alternative treatments/therapies
Change in government
Other
Nothing
(DK/NS)
1002
1002
37%
32%
3%
3%
3%
33%
26%
5%
5%
16%
6%
4%
6%
2%
16%
4%
1%
7%
6%
6%
2%
3%
1%
11%
5%
5%
1%
8%
6%
2%
1%
1%
8%
1%
8%
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PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES (Healthcare)
ppa2_1. Now, I'm going to read you a list of solutions that other people have suggested would help improve healthcare. I'd like you to tell me whether you would find each one acceptable or unacceptable.
What about Increase the amount of money that government spends on healthcare?
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
Very acceptable
Somewhat acceptable
Somewhat unacceptable
Very unacceptable
(DK/NS)
1002
1002
54%
30%
9%
6%
1%
SUMMARY
TOP2BOX (Very/Somewhat Acceptable)
LOW2BOX (Somewhat/Very Unacceptable)
84%
16%
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PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES (Healthcare)
ppa2_2. Now, I'm going to read you a list of solutions that other people have suggested would help improve healthcare. I'd like you to tell me whether you would find each one acceptable or unacceptable.
What about Increase the number of medical professionals?
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
Very acceptable
Somewhat acceptable
Somewhat unacceptable
Very unacceptable
(DK/NS)
1002
1002
74%
21%
3%
2%
1%
SUMMARY
TOP2BOX (Very/Somewhat Acceptable)
LOW2BOX (Somewhat/Very Unacceptable)
95%
4%
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PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES (Healthcare)
ppa2_3. Now, I'm going to read you a list of solutions that other people have suggested would help improve healthcare. I'd like you to tell me whether you would find each one acceptable or unacceptable.
What about Allow private companies to deliver healthcare services that would be paid for by government?
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
Very acceptable
Somewhat acceptable
Somewhat unacceptable
Very unacceptable
(DK/NS)
1002
1002
28%
35%
14%
21%
2%
SUMMARY
TOP2BOX (Very/Somewhat Acceptable)
LOW2BOX (Somewhat/Very Unacceptable)
63%
35%
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PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES (Healthcare)
ppa2_4. Now, I'm going to read you a list of solutions that other people have suggested would help improve healthcare. I'd like you to tell me whether you would find each one acceptable or unacceptable.
What about Introduce user fees for medical services?
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
Very acceptable
Somewhat acceptable
Somewhat unacceptable
Very unacceptable
(DK/NS)
1002
1002
18%
28%
15%
38%
1%
SUMMARY
TOP2BOX (Very/Somewhat Acceptable)
LOW2BOX (Somewhat/Very Unacceptable)
46%
54%
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PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES (Healthcare) ppa2. TOP2BOX SUMMARY (Very/Somewhat Acceptable)
Now, I'm going to read you a list of solutions that other people have suggested would help improve healthcare. I'd like you to tell me whether you would find each one acceptable or unacceptable. What
about ... ?
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
Increase the amount of money that
government spends on healthcare
Increase the number of medical
professionals
Allow private companies to deliver
healthcare services that would be paid for by
government
Introduce user fees for medical services
1002
1002
84%
95%
63%
46%
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
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PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES (Healthcare) ppa2. LOW2BOX SUMMARY (Somewhat/Very Unacceptable)
Now, I'm going to read you a list of solutions that other people have suggested would help improve healthcare. I'd like you to tell me whether you would find each one acceptable or unacceptable. What
about ... ?
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
Increase the amount of money that
government spends on healthcare
Increase the number of medical
professionals
Allow private companies to deliver
healthcare services that would be paid for by
government
Introduce user fees for medical services
1002
1002
16%
4%
35%
54%
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
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PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES (University Education)
ppb1_1. I'm going to read you a list of statements that other people have made about Canada's university education system, and I'd like to know whether you agree or disagree with each one. THE GRADES
REQUIRED TO GET INTO UNIVERSITY ARE TOO HIGH..
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
Strongly agree
Moderately agree
Moderately disagree
Strongly disagree
(DK/NS)
1002
1002
18%
20%
32%
23%
6%
SUMMARY
TOP2BOX (Stongly/Moderately Agree)
LOW2BOX (Moderately/Strongly Disagree)
38%
56%
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ppb1_2. I'm going to read you a list of statements that other people have made about Canada's university education system, and I'd like to know whether you agree or disagree with each one. IT'S TOO
EXPENSIVE TO GO TO UNIVERSITY..
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
Strongly agree
Moderately agree
Moderately disagree
Strongly disagree
(DK/NS)
1002
1002
47%
23%
18%
11%
1%
SUMMARY
TOP2BOX (Stongly/Moderately Agree)
LOW2BOX (Moderately/Strongly Disagree)
70%
29%
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
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ppb1_3. I'm going to read you a list of statements that other people have made about Canada's university education system, and I'd like to know whether you agree or disagree with each one.
GOVERNMENT IS NOT PUTTING ENOUGH MONEY INTO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION..
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
Strongly agree
Moderately agree
Moderately disagree
Strongly disagree
(DK/NS)
1002
1002
49%
26%
15%
7%
2%
SUMMARY
TOP2BOX (Stongly/Moderately Agree)
LOW2BOX (Moderately/Strongly Disagree)
76%
22%
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
September 2002
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PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES (University Education) ppbl. TOP2BOX SUMMARY (Stongly/Moderately Agree)
I'm going to read you a list of statements that other people have made about Canada's university education system, and I'd like to know whether you agree or disagree with each one.
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
The grades required to get into university
are too high.
It's too expensive to go to university.
Government is not putting enough money
into post-secondary education.
1002
1002
38%
70%
76%
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September 2002
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PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES (University Education) ppbl. LOW2BOX SUMMARY (Moderately/Strongly Disagree)
I'm going to read you a list of statements that other people have made about Canada's university education system, and I'd like to know whether you agree or disagree with each one.
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
The grades required to get into university
are too high.
It's too expensive to go to university.
Government is not putting enough money
into post-secondary education.
1002
1002
56%
29%
22%
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
September 2002
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ppb2. In your view, what ONE thing could be done that would do the most to improve access to university education?
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
Make it easier for students to get student
loans
Provide students with more grants for their
studies rather than loans
Reduce the grade requirements
Build more universities
Lower/ eliminate tuition fees
More government funding
Improve public schools/ high schools
More encouragement/ awareness
More teachers
Increase barriers to foreign students
Better housing
No interest on student loans
More space available in schools
Distance education/ accessible from small
communities
Other
Nothing
(DK/NS)
1002
1002
9%
17%
5%
3%
18%
7%
7%
4%
1%
1%
0
1%
1%
1%
12%
2%
13%
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
September 2002
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ppb2b. Anything else?
Total
Base: Mentioned something
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
Make it easier for students to get student
loans
Provide students with more grants for their
studies rather than loans
Reduce the grade requirements
Build more universities
Lower/ eliminate tuition fees
More government funding
Improve public schools/ high schools
More encouragement/ awareness
More teachers
Increase barriers to foreign students
Better housing
No interest on student loans
More space available in schools
Distance education/ accessible from small
communities
Other
Nothing else/No others
(DK/NS)
883
883
4%
6%
3%
1%
4%
2%
1%
2%
1%
0
1%
0
1%
0
10%
57%
8%
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ppb2ab. In your view, what ONE thing could be done that would do the most to improve access to university education? TOTAL MENTION SUMMARY
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
Make it easier for students to get student
loans
Provide students with more grants for their
studies rather than loans
Reduce the grade requirements
Build more universities
Lower/ eliminate tuition fees
More government funding
Improve public schools/ high schools
More encouragement/ awareness
More teachers
Increase barriers to foreign students
Better housing
No interest on student loans
More space available in schools
Distance education/ accessible from small
communities
Other
Nothing
(DK/NS)
1002
1002
13%
22%
7%
4%
21%
8%
7%
6%
1%
1%
1%
1%
1%
1%
20%
2%
13%
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
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PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES (University Education)
ppb3_1. Now, I'm going to read you a list of some possible outcomes of a university education, and I'd like to know how valuable you think each one is for college and university students. What about The
ability of a student to get a job once they have completed their studies - in your opinion, is this a very valuable outcome, somewhat valuable, not very valuable, or not at all valuable?
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
Very valuable
Somewhat valuable
Not very valuable
Not at all valuable
(DK/NS)
1002
1002
70%
25%
3%
1%
1%
SUMMARY
TOP2BOX (Very/Somewhat Valuable)
LOW2BOX (Not very/Not at all Valuable)
95%
4%
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ppb3_2. Now, I'm going to read you a list of some possible outcomes of a university education, and I'd like to know how valuable you think each one is for college and university students. What about
Critical thinking skills that allow students to analyze problems and find solutions - in your opinion, is this a very valuable outcome, somewhat valuable, not very valuable, or not at all valuable?
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
Very valuable
Somewhat valuable
Not very valuable
Not at all valuable
(DK/NS)
1002
1002
72%
23%
3%
1%
1%
SUMMARY
TOP2BOX (Very/Somewhat Valuable)
LOW2BOX (Not very/Not at all Valuable)
95%
4%
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
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ppb3_3. Now, I'm going to read you a list of some possible outcomes of a university education, and I'd like to know how valuable you think each one is for college and university students. What about
Open-mindedness and social tolerance - in your opinion, is this a very valuable outcome, somewhat valuable, not very valuable, or not at all valuable?
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
Very valuable
Somewhat valuable
Not very valuable
Not at all valuable
(DK/NS)
1002
1002
64%
29%
5%
1%
1%
SUMMARY
TOP2BOX (Very/Somewhat Valuable)
LOW2BOX (Not very/Not at all Valuable)
93%
6%
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ppb3_4. Now, I'm going to read you a list of some possible outcomes of a university education, and I'd like to know how valuable you think each one is for college and university students. What about
Detailed knowledge and skills within a specific area of study - in your opinion, is this a very valuable outcome, somewhat valuable, not very valuable, or not at all valuable?
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
Very valuable
Somewhat valuable
Not very valuable
Not at all valuable
(DK/NS)
1002
1002
62%
34%
3%
0
1%
SUMMARY
TOP2BOX (Very/Somewhat Valuable)
LOW2BOX (Not very/Not at all Valuable)
96%
3%
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PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES (University Education) ppb3. TOP2BOX SUMMARY (Very/Somewhat Valuable)
Now, I'm going to read you a list of some possible outcomes of a university education, and I'd like to know how valuable you think each one is for college and university students. What about..
opinion, is this a very valuable outcome, somewhat valuable, not very valuable, or not at all valuable?
- in your
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
The ability of a student to get a job once
they have completed their studies
Critical thinking skills that allow students to
analyze problems and find solutions
Open-mindedness and social tolerance
Detailed knowledge and skills within a
specific area of study
1002
1002
95%
95%
93%
96%
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
September 2002
22 THE   UNIVERSITY   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Ipsos-Reid / UBC Poll Results
PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES (University Education) ppb3. LOW2BOX SUMMARY (Not very/Not at all Valuable)
Now, I'm going to read you a list of some possible outcomes of a university education, and I'd like to know how valuable you think each one is for college and university students. What about..
opinion, is this a very valuable outcome, somewhat valuable, not very valuable, or not at all valuable?
- in your
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
The ability of a student to get a job once
they have completed their studies
Critical thinking skills that allow students to
analyze problems and find solutions
Open-mindedness and social tolerance
Detailed knowledge and skills within a
specific area of study
1002
1002
4%
4%
6%
3%
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
September 2002
23 THE   UNIVERSITY   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Ipsos-Reid / UBC Poll Results
PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES (University Education)
ppb4. Overall, who do you think benefits the MOST from university education? Is it...
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
Students/Graduates themselves
Society in general
Employers
(DK/NS)
1002
1002
27%
58%
14%
1%
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
September 2002
24 THE   UNIVERSITY   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Ipsos-Reid / UBC Poll Results
PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES (Environment)
ppd. Of the following environmental issues, which ONE do you think our governments should pay the most attention to, that is, what should be their number one priority for taking action on?
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
The loss of old-growth forests through
logging
Global warming or climate change
Genetically altered food
The state of the global fisheries
Chemicals in our food
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Spending money to encourage individuals to
make environmentally sustainable lifestyle
choices
(DK/NS)
1002
1002
10%
23%
6%
5%
15%
22%
16%
2%
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
September 2002
25 THE   UNIVERSITY   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Ipsos-Reid / UBC Poll Results
PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES (Environment)
ppclb. And what should be the second priority?
Total
Base: Mentioned something
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
The loss of old-growth forests through
logging
Global warming or climate change
Genetically altered food
The state of the global fisheries
Chemicals in our food
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Spending money to encourage individuals to
make environmentally sustainable lifestyle
choices
(DK/NS)
981
982
16%
15%
10%
8%
14%
21%
13%
2%
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
September 2002
26 THE   UNIVERSITY   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Ipsos-Reid / UBC Poll Results
PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES (Environment)
ppclab. Of the following environmental issues, which ONE do you think our governments should pay the most attention to, that is, what should be their number one priority for taking action on? TOTAL
MENTION SUMMARY
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
The loss of old-growth forests through
logging
Global warming or climate change
Genetically altered food
The state of the global fisheries
Chemicals in our food
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Spending money to encourage individuals to
make environmentally sustainable lifestyle
choices
(DK/NS)
1002
1002
27%
38%
15%
13%
29%
43%
28%
2%
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
September 2002
27 THE   UNIVERSITY   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Ipsos-Reid / UBC Poll Results
PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES (Environment)
ppc2_1. Now, I'm going to read you a few opinions that other people have given us about how they feel about their environment, and I'd like to know whether you agree or disagree with each one. SCIENCE
AND TECHNOLOGY WILL COME UP WITH WAYS TO SOLVE ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE AND POLLUTION.
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
Strongly agree
Moderately agree
Moderately disagree
Strongly disagree
(DK/NS)
1002
1002
23%
42%
22%
13%
1%
SUMMARY
TOP2BOX (Strongly/Moderately Agree)
LOW2BOX (Moderately/Strongly Disagree)
64%
34%
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
September 2002
28 THE   UNIVERSITY   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Ipsos-Reid / UBC Poll Results
PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES (Environment)
ppc2_2. Now, I'm going to read you a few opinions that other people have given us about how they feel about their environment, and I'd like to know whether you agree or disagree with each one.
PROTECTING THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT IS MORE IMPORTANT TO ME THAN CREATING ECONOMIC GROWTH AND EMPLOYMENT.
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
Strongly agree
Moderately agree
Moderately disagree
Strongly disagree
(DK/NS)
1002
1002
30%
39%
20%
9%
1%
SUMMARY
TOP2BOX (Strongly/Moderately Agree)
LOW2BOX (Moderately/Strongly Disagree)
69%
29%
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
September 2002
29 THE   UNIVERSITY   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Ipsos-Reid / UBC Poll Results
PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES (Environment)
ppc2_3. Now, I'm going to read you a few opinions that other people have given us about how they feel about their environment, and I'd like to know whether you agree or disagree with each one.
INDIVIDUALS HA VE TO CHANGE THEIR OWN HABITS AND LIFESTYLES IF WE ARE TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT.
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
Strongly agree
Moderately agree
Moderately disagree
Strongly disagree
(DK/NS)
1002
1002
79%
16%
3%
2%
0
SUMMARY
TOP2BOX (Strongly/Moderately Agree)
LOW2BOX (Moderately/Strongly Disagree)
95%
4%
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
September 2002
30 THE   UNIVERSITY   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Ipsos-Reid / UBC Poll Results
PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES (Environment) ppc2. TOP2BOX SUMMARY (Strongly/Moderately Agree)
Now, I'm going to read you a few opinions that other people have given us about how they feel about their environment, and I'd like to know whether you agree or disagree with each one.
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
Science and technology will come up with
ways to solve environmental damage and
pollution.
Protecting the natural environment is more
important to me than creating economic
growth and employment.
Individuals have to change their own habits
and lifestyles if we are to protect the
environment.
1002
1002
64%
69%
95%
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
September 2002
31 THE   UNIVERSITY   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Ipsos-Reid / UBC Poll Results
PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES (Environment) ppc2. LOW2BOX SUMMARY (Moderately/Strongly Disagree)
Now, I'm going to read you a few opinions that other people have given us about how they feel about their environment, and I'd like to know whether you agree or disagree with each one.
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
Science and technology will come up with
ways to solve environmental damage and
pollution.
Protecting the natural environment is more
important to me than creating economic
growth and employment.
Individuals have to change their own habits
and lifestyles if we are to protect the
environment.
1002
1002
34%
29%
4%
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
September 2002
32 THE   UNIVERSITY   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Ipsos-Reid / UBC Poll Results
PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES (Security)
ppdl. As you know, since the terrorist bombings of September 11th 2001, the Canadian government has undertaken a number of initiatives to ensure greater security for Canadians. Based on how you feel
right now, when you think about your own personal security, would you say you generally feel secure or not secure? (Would that be very secure, somewhat secure, not very secure or not at all secure?)
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
Very secure
Somewhat secure
Not very secure
Not at all secure
(DK/NS)
1002
1002
47%
37%
10%
5%
0
SUMMARY
TOP2BOX (Very/Somewhat Secure)
LOW2BOX (Not very/Not at all Secure)
84%
15%
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
September 2002
33 THE   UNIVERSITY   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Ipsos-Reid / UBC Poll Results
PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES (Security)
ppd2_1. Now I'm going to read you a few statements that other people have made about security issues, and I'd like to know whether you agree or disagree with each one. I'M PREPARED TO ACCEPT THE
INCONVENIENCE OF DELA YS AND LONGER LINE-UPS A T AIRPORTS AND BORDERS IF IT MEANS I FEEL MORE SECURE WHEN I'M TRA VELING.
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
Strongly agree
Moderately agree
Moderately disagree
Strongly disagree
(DK/NS)
1002
1002
61%
28%
5%
5%
2%
SUMMARY
TOP2BOX (Stongly/Moderately Agree)
LOW2BOX (Moderately/Strongly Disagree)
88%
10%
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
September 2002
34 THE   UNIVERSITY   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Ipsos-Reid / UBC Poll Results
PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES (Security)
ppd2_2. Now I'm going to read you a few statements that other people have made about security issues, and I'd like to know whether you agree or disagree with each one. PO VERTY AND INJUSTICE ARE
THE MAJOR ROOTS OF HOSTILITY TOWARDS THE UNITED STATES AND OTHER DEVELOPED NATIONS.
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
Strongly agree
Moderately agree
Moderately disagree
Strongly disagree
(DK/NS)
1002
1002
32%
33%
19%
14%
2%
SUMMARY
TOP2BOX (Stongly/Moderately Agree)
LOW2BOX (Moderately/Strongly Disagree)
64%
34%
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
September 2002
35 THE   UNIVERSITY   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Ipsos-Reid / UBC Poll Results
PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES (Security)
ppd2_3. Now I'm going to read you a few statements that other people have made about security issues, and I'd like to know whether you agree or disagree with each one. I'M PREPARED TO ACCEPT
SOME LIMITS TO MY CIVIL LIBERTIES IF IT MEANS I FEEL SAFER AND MORE SECURE IN MY DAILY LIFE.
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
Strongly agree
Moderately agree
Moderately disagree
Strongly disagree
(DK/NS)
1002
1002
25%
42%
15%
18%
1%
SUMMARY
TOP2BOX (Stongly/Moderately Agree)
LOW2BOX (Moderately/Strongly Disagree)
67%
33%
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
September 2002
36 THE   UNIVERSITY   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Ipsos-Reid / UBC Poll Results
PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES (Security) ppd2. TOP2BOX SUMMARY (Stongly/Moderately Agree)
Now I'm going to read you a few statements that other people have made about security issues, and I'd like to know whether you agree or disagree with each one.
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
I'm prepared to accept the inconvenience of
delays and longer line-ups at airports and
borders if it means 1 feel more secure when
I'm traveling.
Poverty and injustice are the major roots of
hostility towards the United States and other
developed nations.
I'm prepared to accept some limits to my
civil liberties if it means 1 feel safer and more
secure in my daily life.
1002
1002
88%
64%
67%
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
September 2002
37 THE   UNIVERSITY   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Ipsos-Reid / UBC Poll Results
PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES (Security) ppd2. LOW2BOX SUMMARY (Moderately/Strongly Disagree)
Now I'm going to read you a few statements that other people have made about security issues, and I'd like to know whether you agree or disagree with each one.
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
I'm prepared to accept the inconvenience of
delays and longer line-ups at airports and
borders if it means 1 feel more secure when
I'm traveling.
Poverty and injustice are the major roots of
hostility towards the United States and other
developed nations.
I'm prepared to accept some limits to my
civil liberties if it means 1 feel safer and more
secure in my daily life.
1002
1002
10%
34%
33%
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
September 2002
38 THE   UNIVERSITY   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Ipsos-Reid / UBC Poll Results
DEMOGRAPHICS
ProWnce;
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
British Columbia
Alberta
Saskatchewan
Manitoba
Ontario
Quebec
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island
Newfoundland
1002
1002
13%
9%
3%
4%
38%
25%
2%
4%
0
2%
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
September 2002
39 THE   UNIVERSITY   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Ipsos-Reid / UBC Poll Results
DEMOGRAPHICS
Sex of respondent:
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
Male
Female
1002
1002
49%
51%
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
September 2002
40 THE   UNIVERSITY   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Ipsos-Reid / UBC Poll Results
DEMOGRAPHICS
Language of interview:
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
English
French
1002
1002
76%
24%
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
September 2002
41 THE   UNIVERSITY   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Ipsos-Reid / UBC Poll Results
DEMOGRAPHICS
Reg/on/
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
Rural
Urban
(DK/NS)
1002
1002
17%
79%
4%
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
September 2002
42 THE   UNIVERSITY   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Ipsos-Reid / UBC Poll Results
DEMOGRAPHICS
Market:
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
I Island
2SEBC
3 North. BC
4SWBC
5 Vancouver
6 South. Alta
7 Central Alta
8 North. Alta
9 Calgary
10 Edmonton
II South SK
12 Central SK
13 North SK
14 Regina
15 Saskatoon
16 Wnnipeg
17 South MB
18 North MB
19 North. ON
20 WC ON
21 SWON
22 SE ON
23 SC ON
24 EC ON
25 East ON
26 Toronto
27 W. Toronto Sub.
28 E. Toronto Sub.
29 East. PQ
30 Quebec City
31 EC PQ
32 Mtl CMA Out.
33 North. PQ
34 Mtl CMA
35 Hull area
36 Moncton
37 St John
38 NB (rest)
39 Halifax
40 West. NS
41 East. NS
42 St John's
1002
1002
3%
2%
2%
2%
4%
0
1%
1%
3%
4%
1%
0
0
1%
1%
2%
1%
1%
3%
2%
4%
2%
2%
5%
3%
8%
6%
2%
1%
2%
4%
5%
4%
7%
1%
0
0
2%
2%
1%
1%
1%
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
September 2002
43 THE   UNIVERSITY   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Ipsos-Reid / UBC Poll Results
1  43 Nfld (rest)
1%
|  44 PEI
0
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
September 2002
44 THE   UNIVERSITY   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Ipsos-Reid / UBC Poll Results
DEMOGRAPHICS
Market 2:
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
1-BC
2-AB
3-MB/SK
4-ON-Toronto GTA
5-ON-Other
6-PQ-MTL CMA
7-PQ-Other
8-Atlantic
1002
1002
13%
9%
7%
16%
21%
13%
12%
8%
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
September 2002
45 THE   UNIVERSITY   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Ipsos-Reid / UBC Poll Results
DEMOGRAPHICS
Respondent's age. [WHAT YEAR WERE YOU BORN IN?]
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
18-24
25-34
35-44
45-54
55-64
65+
(DK/NS)
1002
1002
13%
21%
20%
18%
14%
13%
1%
SUMMARY
Mean
Standard Deviation
Standard Error
Median
44.1
16.6
0.5
42.2
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
September 2002
46 THE   UNIVERSITY   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Ipsos-Reid / UBC Poll Results
DEMOGRAPHICS
Do you have any children under the age of 18 currently living in your household?
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
Yes
No
(DK/NS)
1002
1002
33%
67%
0
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
September 2002
47 THE   UNIVERSITY   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Ipsos-Reid / UBC Poll Results
DEMOGRAPHICS
And what are the ages of each of the children under 18 who are currently living in your household?
Total
Base: Children < 18 living in household
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
Under 1 year old
One year old
Two years old
Three years old
Four years old
Five years old
Six years old
Seven years old
Eight years old
Nine years old
Ten years old
Eleven years old
Twelve years old
Thirteen years old
Fourteen years old
Fifteen years old
Sixteen years old
Seventeen years old
Eighteen years old
(DK/NS)
344
326
11%
5%
11%
7%
10%
7%
10%
10%
11%
9%
8%
9%
11%
8%
11%
9%
10%
10%
0
3%
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
September 2002
48 THE   UNIVERSITY   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Ipsos-Reid / UBC Poll Results
DEMOGRAPHICS
What is the highest level of formal education that you have completed?
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
Grade school or some high school
Complete high school
Complete technical or trade
school/Community college
Some community college or university, but
did not finish
Complete university degree, such as a
Bachelor's
Post-graduate degree, such as a Master's or
Ph.D.
(DK/NS)
1002
1002
9%
21%
23%
16%
21%
9%
0
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
September 2002
49 THE   UNIVERSITY   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Ipsos-Reid / UBC Poll Results
DEMOGRAPHICS
And which of the following categories best describes your annual household income? That is, the total income before taxes - or gross income - of all persons in your household combined? Just stop me
when I reach your category.
Total
Base: All respondents
Unweighted Base
Weighted Base
Under $10,000
$10,000 to just under $20,000
$20,000 to just under $30,000
$30,000 to just under $40,000
$40,000 to just under $50,000
$50,000 to just under $60,000
$60,000 to just under $70,000
$70,000 to just under $80,000
$80,000 to just under $100,000
$100,000 and over
(DK/NS)
1002
1002
5%
10%
10%
12%
11%
11%
7%
7%
7%
13%
7%
Poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid,
September 2002
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