Members of the Psychology Dept. have won two of the three top awards presented by the Canadian Psychological Association.
Prof. Peter Suedfeld received the 1996 Donald O. Hebb Award for distinguished contributions to psychology as science.
Suedfeld's wide-ranging research contributions have been influential in environmental, personality, social, health, political and forensic psychology.
Prof. Kenneth Craig received the 1996 Education and Training award.
One of Craig's most significant contributions in this field was his leadership in establishing an accreditation program for education and training in professional psychology in Canada.
The awards were presented at the association's annual general meeting held in Montreal.
Associate Professor of Language Education Ronald Jobe has been honoured with the 1996 Claude Aubry Award, presented by the International Board of Books for Young People, in recognition of his significant contributions to Canadian children's literature.
A former teacher and school librarian with the Edmonton Public School Board, Jobe pioneered the children's literature round-table movement in the late 1970s.
Formed in Edmonton 20 years ago, round tables have since been established in about 30 communities across Canada to provide opportunities for the celebration and discussion of children's books.
A member of the UBC faculty since 1978, Jobe received his BEd from the University of Alberta and both his MA and PhD from the University of Minnesota.
From 1990 to 1994, he served as the first non-European president of the International Board on Books for Young People, an organization drawing members from 62 nations.
In addition to Canadian children's literature, Jobe's research interests include multicultural children's literature, international children's literature in translation and the use of children's literature in the classroom.
John Vanderstoep has been appointed head of the Dept. of Food Science for a three-year term.
Vanderstoep received his undergraduate and graduate degrees at UBC before joining the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences in 1972.
An active member of the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology for many years, he served as chair of numerous committees including the planning, nominations and public policy committees, and served as the association's president in 1983-84. He is currently a board member of the Agri-Food Research Council and a member of the UBC Senate.
Vanderstoep's research interests include food toxicology and the nutritive quality of food.