David Measday has been appointed dean pro tem of the Faculty of Science effective Jan. 1, 1998.

Measday, a physics professor and associate dean in the faculty, will serve as dean until Aug. 31, 1998, or until a new dean is appointed. He takes over from Barry McBride who resigned as dean following his appointment to the position of vice-president, Academic and Provost.

Before coming to UBC Measday spent six years as a research fellow at Harvard and Switzerland's Geneva University, followed by two years as staff physicist in Geneva. He became a professor at UBC in 1975 and was appointed associate dean in 1990.

Joanne Emerman has been named associate dean, Research, in the Faculty of Medicine. She will co-ordinate research operations as well as the 16 graduate student programs in the faculty.

Emerman, a professor of Anatomy, has been a faculty member since 1980, and was elected by faculty to UBC's Board of Governors in 1996. She has served as acting head of the Dept. of Anatomy and chaired the Faculty of Medicine Curriculum Evaluation Committee.

Chris Brown, a former career diplomat with extensive experience in foreign affairs in the Asia Pacific region, is UBC's new director of International Relations.

Reporting to the vice-president, External Affairs, Brown will be responsible for supporting and representing the university on a wide range of international programs and initiatives.

Brown, who starts March 1, has been working on campus since 1996 in the capacity of Foreign Service Executive Interchange Office -- Visiting Scholar.