Michael Isaacson, dean of Applied Science, has been elected a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

One of the world's foremost experts in the mechanics of wave forces on offshore structures, Isaacson has made significant contributions in hydrotechnical and environmental engineering, including motion response analysis of floating structures and the investigation of structural failures due to waves and currents.

Prof. Bill Borgen, of the Counselling Psychology Dept. in the Faculty of Education is the new president of the International Association for Counselling.

"My goal is to assist the group to continue its focus on studying and developing counselling services worldwide," says Borgen, who is appointed for a two-year term. "We want to ensure that national policy-makers, educators and practitioners work together to determine global counselling needs, particularly those of developing nations."

Association members from more than 90 countries advise governmental and international agencies regarding the development of counselling and guidance in areas such as education, health and social services.

Borgen has been a UBC faculty member since 1976 and specializes in the study of career transition.

Douglas Kilburn, a professor in the Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology and director of UBC's Biotechnology Laboratory, has been honoured by the American Chemical Society (ACS) for his contribution to the field of biochemical technology.

Kilburn was awarded the 1998 David Perlman Memorial Lecture, which he recently delivered in Boston.

A faculty member since 1968, Kilburn's research has focused on animal cell culture technology and genetic engineering.