Richard Spratley, director of Research Services, has been reassigned to the Office of the Vice-President, Research.

Spratley retains responsibility for the overall management of UBC's Office of Research Services and gains responsibility for co-ordination of major UBC research proposals, research policy review and development, strategic planning, and external relations with major funding organizations.

Research Services Assoc. Dir. Karen Moot assumes day-to-day responsibility and signing authority for applications, contracts and agreements.

The launch of the Think About It: UBC Research campaign has earned Charles Ker of the Public Affairs Office a bronze medal from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

The campaign promotes the diversity and value of UBC research.

The award was presented at the recent CASE District VIII conference in Seattle, Wash. which is held for member colleges, universities and independent schools in Western Canada and the U.S. Pacific Northwest.

CASE awards recognize exemplary achievements in all fields of advancement services including communications, development, public affairs and alumni relations.

Community and Regional Planning Prof. Emeritus Peter Oberlander is among a group of distinguished experts who will advise the federal government on climate change issues.

Oberlander participated in the recent National Forum on Climate Change organized by the Canadian National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy. The forum comes in the wake of international talks on global warming held in Kyoto, Japan.

An expert on the relationship between rapid urbanization and climate change, Oberlander taught for four decades at UBC and is a member of the Order of Canada.