UBC Reports | Vol. 46 | No. 15 | Oct. 05, 2000
Fred Fotis has been named the director of Housing and Conferences effective Jan. 3 next year.
Fotis is currently director of Housing at Pennsylvania State University where he is responsible for the daily operations of a system housing 12,500 students with an extensive conference business and child-care programs.
He will take over from acting director Darcelle Cottons.
UBC has the largest residence system in Canada, with more than 5,500 students housed on campus. Housing and Conferences also operates licensed child-care and conference facilities.
David Vogt, founder of an innovative on-line educational publishing company, has been appointed to the David F. Robitaille Professorship in Mathematics and Science Education in the Curriculum Studies Dept.
A founding executive of Brainium.com -- which pioneers new media learning products for the K-12 market -- he is the first person to be appointed to the newly created three-year term.
A UBC graduate in Physics and Astronomy and English Literature, Vogt was director of observatories at ubc for 12 years. He was founding director of the b.c. Shad Valley Program and a leading force in the National Scientist and Innovators in the Schools Programs.
An international group of renowned scholars will gather at UBC Oct. 23-24 to honour Psychology Prof. Emeritus Bob Hare.
During three decades of research focused on the study of psychopathy, his work has formed the foundation of current knowledge and the relationship between psychopathy and crime.
The conference will bring together experts who have helped expand understanding of psychopathy, and provide a forum to recognize the achievements of Hare and define new research directions and issues.
Registration for the conference, which is limited to 300 people, is $25 per day, free for students. For more information and to register, e-mail teresah@