Blair Grabinsky, manager of Career Services, has been named to the Premier's Business Advisory Committee on Youth Employment.
Other committee members include Roslyn Kunin, executive director of the Laurier Institution and a member of the Board of Governors, and Martin Glynn, chief operating officer of the Hongkong Bank of Canada and former president of the Alumni Association.
The committee is chaired by Paul Lee, general manager of Electronic Arts (Canada) and 1996 winner of the Alumni Association's Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.
The committee will look for ways business and government can create more job opportunities for youth that allow for future advancement beyond entry-level positions and are not government subsidized.
UBC Pulp and Paper Centre graduate student John Senger, was recently awarded first prize at the 11th Canadian Graduate Students' Seminars organized by the McGill University Pulp and Paper Research Centre. Senger was selected from among 17 pulp and paper graduate students who made presentations. An MASc candidate working under Mechanical Engineering professors Daniel Ouellet and Gary Schajer, Senger presented a paper on "The Effects of Pulp Furnish and Refiner Speed on Residence Time in a High Consistency Refiner." The paper was co-authored by Ouellet and Chad Bennington of the Pulp and Paper Centre of Canada. Senger's thesis is on the "Forces on Fibres in Mechanical Pulp Refining."
Books by three UBC faculty members have been ranked among the year's best health sciences books by Doody's Rating Service: A Buyer's Guide to the 250 Best Health Sciences Books, 1997.
The books are: Critical Thinking: Understanding and Evaluating Dental Research, by Donald Brunette, professor in the Dept. of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences; The Effects of Drugs on the Fetus and Nursing Infant: A Handbook for Health Care Professionals, by Jan Friedman, professor and head of the Dept. of Medical Genetics; and the Five-Factor Model of Personality: Theoretical Perspectives, by Jerry Wiggins, a professor emeritus in the Dept. of Psychology.
The books were selected from a database of more than 2,700 titles. Doody Publishing is one of the world's foremost independent reviewers of health sciences books.