Jim Horn has been ap pointed associate vice-president, Human Resources for a one-year term effective Feb. 1.
Horn comes from the University of New Brunswick where he has been a director of human resources and organizational development since 1980.
"He places a high value on opportunities for personal growth for all employees," says Terry Sumner, vice-president, Administration and Finance. "He is a strong advocate of the concept of the learning organization."
A past president of the Academy for Academic Personnel Administration, Horn has more than 25 years' experience in the fields of personnel and industrial relations.
He replaces Frank Eastham who died in November.
Microbiology Prof. Julia Levy has been named Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year in an annual competition co-ordinated by the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
Levy, who founded UBC spin-off company QLT PhotoTherapeutics Inc. in 1983, was recognized in the International Competitiveness category for her research, development and commercialization of light-activated drugs to treat cancer, psoriasis and age-related vision loss.
Last year the publicly traded company generated more than $10 million in revenues.
A national selection committee of entrepreneurs named six winners across Canada.
Levy received her undergraduate degree from UBC.
UBC student debaters Aly Kanji, a first-year Law student and Sheldon Franken, a first-year master's student in Counselling Psychology, defeated a team from the University of Alberta to win the 62nd annual Honourable John Hugill Cup at the University of Alberta recently.
The competition pits debaters from universities across Western Canada against one another.
Kanji and Franken successfully argued that the British Columbia government's lawsuit against tobacco companies should be abandoned.
This is the second time in three years that UBC has won the Hugill Cup. In all, eight UBC students competed against 40 debaters.
Richard Spencer has been re-appointed registrar
and director of Student Services for a two-year term
effective Jan. 1.
In re-appointing Spencer, the committee cited him for his leadership in championing a student-centred approach on campus.
Spencer has served as registrar since 1988. Previous to his appointment as registrar, he was an associate professor in the Faculty of Applied Science.
Ben Pong has been elected staff representative to UBC's 15-member Board of Governors for a three-year term.
A computer specialist at the UBC Bookstore, Pong is secretary-treasurer of CUPE Local 116. He has served as a shop steward for eight years and as a union executive member for six years.
He is also a member of the Coalition of University Unionized Employees, a group that communicates various issues to the Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology on behalf of staff at B.C.'s four universities.