Mary Risebrough has been appointed acting vice-president, Student and Academic Services.

Risebrough takes over from Maria Klawe who was recently named dean of the Faculty of Science.

As director of Housing and Conferences since 1982, Risebrough has been instrumental in increasing and improving UBC's on-campus student housing, child-care services, and faculty and staff rental housing as well as building a sense of community for UBC's more than 7,000 campus residents.

Assoc. Prof. David Hill of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is the new president of the British Columbia Pharmacy Association (BCPhA).

"I aim to continue to solidify the association's relationship with the Ministry of Health and the B.C. Pharmacare program," says Hill, who will serve a one-year term. "Our goal is to have pharmacists recognized for the many pharmaceutical care services they provide to the public."

Hill, who is associate dean of Professional Programs and director of Residency Programs, has been a faculty member since 1988. He teaches pharmacy practice and bioethics.

BCPhA is an advocacy group representing 1,700 pharmacists and 400 pharmacies across the province.

John McLean, a professor in the Dept. of Forest Sciences, is acting dean of the Faculty of Forestry. McLean took over from Clark Binkley who left the university this summer to take a job in the U.S.

McLean has previously served as acting dean and associate dean.