More than 500 students are expected to take part in the UBC Summer Music Institutes later this month.

The two, week-long institutes, now in their fifth year, give musicians ages seven to adult the opportunity to concentrate on their instruments or voice for up to eight hours each day and interact with School of Music faculty members and students. Master classes and private lessons are also available from members of the faculty, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Vancouver Opera Orchestra.

Strings, jazz, choir, concert bands and symphony orchestra are some of the areas which will be covered in the two institutes. Also offered is an evening adult jazz workshop.

All activities and rehearsals take place in the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Contact the School of Music at 822-5739 for more information.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada has awarded post-doctoral fellowships to 125 of Canada's most promising new scholars.

Post-doctorals fellows conducting their research at UBC are: Victor Armony, Sociology; Mona Gleason, History; Alexandra Gottardo, Psychology; Adele Perry, History; Patricia Spittal, Anthropology; Susan Bluck, Psychology; Elsbeth Heaman, History; Richard Mackie, History; Gillian Wark, Psychology; and Yuezhi Zhao, Communications.

Winners were selected from among 582 candidates by juries of expert resarchers. All winners have recently earned their doctorates and will begin two years of full-time research work at universities and other research institutions.

UBC cancer researchers will receive $1.5 million in funding this year from the Canadian Cancer Society, B.C. and Yukon Division.

Receiving grants are: Marcel Bally, Dept. of Pathology; Dr. Allen Eaves, Div. of Haematology; Lawrence Green, Dept. of Health Care and Epidemiology; Wilfred Jefferies, Dept. of Medical Genetics; Dr. Frank Jirik, Div. of Rheumatology; Thomas Madden, Dept. of Pharmacology and Therapeutics; and Lawrence McIntosh, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Also receiving grants are: Dr. Christopher Overall, Dept. of Clinical Dental Sciences; Steven Pelech, Dept. of Medicine; Michel Roberge, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Calvin Roskelley, Dept. of Anatomy; Ivan Sadowski, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; John Schrader, Dept. of Medicine; and Hung-Sia Teh, Dept. of Microbiology.

The Canadian Cancer Society is the largest single funding source of cancer research in Canada.

David Borins and Kera McArthur have been elected student members of the Board of Governors. Prof. Bertie McClean, of the Faculty of Law, was appointed to conduct a recount in April of ballots cast in the January election. The recount was prompted because of alleged irregularities in the election proceedings.

Results of the vote recount, which took place on April 21, were: David Borins, 1,866; Kera McArthur, 1,464; Jeffrey Myers, 1,460; Edwin Mah King Leung, 1,239; Antonio Zungia, 1,185; and Michael Taylor, 750 votes.

UBC and Forintek are co-hosting the 13th International Wood Machining Seminar (IWMS-13) at UBC June 17-20.

Mechanical Engineering Assoc. Prof. Gary Schajer, who is chair of the IWMS-13 organizing committee, said the seminar provides a forum for leading international researchers and practicing engineers to present and discuss recent advances in wood-cutting tools, processes and machinery. IWMS-13 is held in conjunction with the 50th anniversary meeting of the Forest Products Society to be held in Vancouver June 22-26. Mechanical Engineering Prof. Stanley Hutton is also a member of the organizing committee. For further information on IWMS-13 contact Sandra Sauer at Forintek, (604) 224-3221.

The Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities in the year 2000 will be hosted by the city of Edmonton and the University of Alberta.

The event, the largest of its kind in North America, is organized by the Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada.

Formerly known as the Learned Societies Conference, the congress brings together thousands of academics, experts and professionals in more than 100 disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

More than 7,000 delegates are expected to attend the event, including about 1,000 international participants.

UBC was among the universities short-listed to host the event.