Institute zeros in on globalization

The Institute of Asian Research (IAR) in the Faculty of Graduate Studies will study the effects of globalization on social, economic and political conditions in Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, and Sri Lanka. A $375,000 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant has been awarded for the research project. "Despite the increased volume and stridency of the rhetoric on globalization, we still don't understand fully what it is and what are its effects on local communities," says Prof. Pitman Potter, director of the institute and principal investigator.

Working in partnership with the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, IAR will develop policy recommendations based on the research. The project runs for three years.

Nominations sought

The Campus Advisory Board on Student Development (CABSD) is seeking nominations of individuals, services and programs or departments who make exceptional contributions or significant improvements to student experience and the learning environment at UBC. Nominations from UBC students, faculty, staff and recent graduates are welcome. Submissions, including a written statement and two supporting letters, should be sent to the Office of the Vice-President, Students, Room 123, Old Administration Building, 6328 Memorial Rd. by Feb. 15.

Nominate a top TA

Nominations are sought for the 1999/2000 Graduate Teaching Assistant Teaching Awards. Celebrated annually since 1996, $1,000 awards are given to 10 UBC teaching assistants whose contributions result in a high level of respect from undergraduates and academic or course supervisors.

The award is open to any graduate teaching assistant in the current, and/or the preceding academic year.

Nomination packages are available through each faculty or can be obtained at

Winners will be chosen by the faculties and announced in April.