Three UBC students were among the top 10 in the 1999 Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) Undergraduate Prize exam.

First place was won by Yaroslav Tserkovnyak, a fourth-year honours Physics student. Michael Forbes, a third-year honours Physics and Computer Science student placed third overall and fifth place went to Trevor Lanting, a third-year Physics and Astronomy student.

The competition was open to all undergraduate students in Canada with an interest in physics.

Commerce and Business Administration Prof. Izak Benbasat is the new editor-in-chief of Information Systems Research (ISR), one of the top two international research journals in its field.

ISR is a publication of INFORMS, the premier international society for academics and professionals in operations research, management sciences and information systems.

Benbasat, who is CANFOR professor of management information systems, was formerly a senior editor of the other top research journal in the field, Management Information Systems Quarterly.

Geography graduate student Victoria Long is the winner of the best individual term paper in the Environmental Adaptation Research (EAR) Group Research Paper award from the Sustainable Development Research Institute.

Long won for her paper "Climate Change Impact Assessment: Fraser and Mekong Delta Regions."

The best group effort goes to Karen Ageson, Geoff Taylor and Rebecca Tummon, fourth-year students in the Environmental Science/Environmental Studies program for their joint paper, "Impacts of Climate Change on Corn Crop Yields in the Lower Fraser Valley." The awards each come with a $250 prize.

Geography Prof. Emeritus Walter Hardwick was honoured in Toronto recently by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT) for his significant contributions to education in Canada.

As B.C. deputy minister for Education, Science and Technology from 1976 to 1980, Hardwick was recognized for expanding the community college system and for setting up institutions offering opportunities in areas such as distance learning and art education. Hardwick was responsible for the creation of the Knowledge Network and served as its chair for eight years.