UBC Reports | Vol. 46 | No. 18 | Nov.
Physics and Astronomy Prof. Harvey Richer has been appointed the Canadian
scientist for Gemini, an international astronomy project in charge of two of
the world's largest telescopes.
The project is a collaboration between the United States, United
Australia, Argentina, Brazil and Chile which will build and operate
telescopes located in Hawaii and Chile.
As Canada's scientist, Richer is responsible for co-ordinating all of the
country's activities for the telescopes and working with the Canadian
astronomical community on all scientific, instrumentation and national and
international aspects of the Gemini Observatory. He will also sit on the Gemini
board of directors.
For more information on the Gemini project, visit www.gemini.edu.
A UBC Finance student is one of 18 recipients of the
Corporation's (EDC) International Studies Scholarship.
Francesca Starr will receive $3,000 and has been offered a
work term with EDC for being one of the top students in international
business, international relations, economics and finance in Canada.
This is the first year the scholarship has been awarded. Winners were selected
on their demonstrated leadership potential, initiative and interest in learning
EDC provides trade finance and risk management services to Canadian
exporters and investors in up to 200 markets. For more information
on the scholarship,
Gordon Harris has been named director of Business
Operations in UBC's
Administration and Finance division.
He will provide overall direction for various areas, including the
Campus Security, Campus Mailing Services, Food Services and Parking Services.
A planner with more than 25 years' experience, Harris specializes in market
research and analysis, strategic planning, retail locations
planning and development
He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, the British Columbia
Shopping Centre Association and the International Council of
He is a director of the Vancouver-based Urban Futures Institute, a
on population, land use and community change and has lectured at UBC's
School of Community and Regional Planning.
Prior to his UBC appointment, Harris was a consultant with Harris Hudema
Consulting Group Ltd., a commercial planning and development firm that he
formed in 1990.