School earns award

UBC's School of Social Work and Family Studies has earned an inaugural Distinguished Service to Families Partnership Award from the B.C. Council for Families.

The council was established in 1987 to focus on contributions and achievements which enhance family living in B.C.

Director Graham Riches says the award recognizes a commitment to building on long traditions and strengths in teaching, research and community service to make a unique contribution to the development of families, human well-being and social welfare.

Name that inventor

A new Canadian Web site, Inventive Women, is seeking information on Canadian women innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs.

Launched by Annie Wood, one of the founders of Kids Can Press, the site aims to educate students, educators and the general public, assist women developing new and innovative products or services and celebrate the achievements of Canadian inventors and innovators.

Previews of interactive content highlight inventors by province and innovations ranging from Kevlar to Liquid Paper.

For more information, visit www.inventivewomen.com or e-mail info@inventivewomen.com