Senior TRIUMF researcher Doug Bryman has been appointed to the Warren Chair in the Physics and Astronomy Dept. The Warren Chair was established in 1991 in memory of John B. Warren, the founder and first director of TRIUMF--Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics.

The chair was created through private grants, funding from TRIUMF and matching provincial government contributions.

Bryman's research is in experimental particle physics concentrating on rare decay processes of elementary particles. He has been at TRIUMF since 1972.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Prof. David Pulfrey has been elected a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

The honour recognizes his contributions to the field of modeling of semiconductor devices used in personal communications products and fibre-optic systems.

Pulfrey was also elected to serve a three-year term on the administration committee of the Electron Devices Society of the IEEE. New York-based IEEE has over 330,000 members in 150 countries and its membership produces 30 per cent of the world's published literature in electrical engineering, computers and control technology.

Jo-ann Archibald, director of the First Nations House of Learning (FNHL), has been selected as a recipient of the 2000 National Aboriginal Achievement Awards--the highest award given by Canada's aboriginal community.

Archibald, a UBC alumna who is a member of the Stó:lo First Nation, joined the Faculty of Education in 1981 and has served as director of FNHL since 1993. Her specialty is First Nations curriculum development. She has also been active in aboriginal affairs at the community, provincial and national levels.

Chief Simon Baker, a 1990 UBC honorary degree recipient and leader of the Squamish Nation, also received the award.

Baker has lectured at UBC, across Canada and internationally and is recognized as an ambassador for the Squamish people. The award, which recognizes commitment to ideals and level of achievement, is judged by 16 aboriginal leaders representing diverse career backgrounds and geographic regions and the three major aboriginal groups.