Jean Barman, a professor in the Dept. of Educational Studies, has been re-appointed to the B.C. Heritage Trust, a government agency that promotes and supports community-based heritage conservation.

Barman will now serve as chair of the trust, Culture Minister Jan Pullinger said in a recent announcement.

The trust was established in 1978 to support conservation, increase public awareness, understanding and appreciation of heritage, and provide financial assistance to community heritage projects.

Barman is author of The West Beyond the West, a social history of British Columbia.

Bruce Macdonald, director of UBC's Botanical Garden, has been awarded the 1998 Gold Veitch Memorial Medal by the Royal Horticultural Society of the United Kingdom for "outstanding contribution to advancement and improvement of the science and practice of horticulture."

This is the first time the society's most prestigious international award has been given to a Canadian.

Macdonald is acknowledged for his work in the development of the UBC Botanical Garden and the innovative and internationally acclaimed Plant Introduction Scheme, as well as for his work with the B.C., Canadian and U.K. nursery industry and with the International Plant Propagators' Society and Canadian Ornamental Plant Foundation. His book, Practice of Woody Plant Propagation for Nursery Growers, is a standard text for universities, colleges and nursery growers.

Prof. Linda Peterat of the Dept. of Curriculum Studies has won the Federation Award from the Canadian Home Economics Association for her outstanding service to the education profession in B.C.

Peterat was also presented with the Outstanding Professional Award from the B.C. Home Economics Association in recognition of her professional leadership and research in curriculum history and philosophies in Canada.

She was also recognized by the Teachers of Home Economics Specialist Association of the B.C. Teachers' Federation for professional and scholarly contributions to the teaching profession.

Richard Kerekes, director of the UBC Pulp and Paper Centre, recently received the 1997 Beloit Award and a $5,000 honorarium from the Engineering Division of the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI).

The award, made at the TAPPI conference in Nashville, Tennessee, recognizes significant contributions to the engineering science of fibre processing and paper making.

A TAPPI member since 1976, Kerekes is also a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers and the Chemical Institute of Canada.

Oral Biology Prof. Don Brunette's book, Critical Thinking: Understanding and Evaluating Dental Research, has been awarded a first place in the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) 1997 Medical Book Awards Competition.

This is the first book for Brunette, who is associate dean in the Faculty of Dentistry. The text offers a systematic approach for analysing dental research and is intended to assist students and practitioners.

The competition focuses on North American health sciences writers and winners are chosen by a committee of the AMWA.

A second edition of the book, which was published in 1996, is planned.