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UBC Reports | Vol. 46 | No. 18 | Nov. 16, 2000

Honour Roll

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 Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Brazil and Chile which will build and operate two, eight-metre 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 Export Development 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 additional languages.

EDC provides trade finance and risk management services to Canadian exporters and investors in up to 200 markets. For more information on the scholarship, visit www.edc.ca/youth.

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 UBC Bookstore, 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 planning services.

He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, the British Columbia Shopping Centre Association and the International Council of Shopping Centres. He is a director of the Vancouver-based Urban Futures Institute, a group focused 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.


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