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UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 07 | Apr. 5, 2001

Honour Roll

Zoology Prof. Carl Walters has been selected as one of 10 "guardians of the oceans" for his work in developing multi-species fisheries harvesting models for improved global fisheries management.

Walters, who works with the Fisheries Centre, has been chosen as a 2001 Pew Marine Conservation fellow. He has been awarded $150,000 from the Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation, an initiative of the Pew Charitable Trusts operated in partnership with the New England Aquarium.

Each year, 10 outstanding ocean champions are supported by the program to undertake pioneering projects that tackle urgent conservation challenges in four areas: sustainability of marine ecosystems; fisheries management; marine contamination; and coastal conservation.

Since the program was launched in 1990, fellows have been chosen from more than 20 countries.

Two UBC scholars have been appointed scholars-in-residence in Women's Studies for 2002.

Gwen Chapman, associate professor in Agricultural Sciences, and Shauna Butterwick, assistant professor in Education Studies, have been appointed.

The visiting scholar program is an integral part of the Centre for Research in Women's Studies and Gender Relations. Scholars who are accepted spend leave time of one to six months in affiliation with the centre.

The goal of the centre is to stimulate feminist research and to facilitate interchange of ideas and collaboration among scholars at UBC and elsewhere.

The visiting scholar program is open to faculty, both untenured and tenured, as well as to independent scholars who are engaged in critical work on women and gender.

UBC scholars-in-residence for 2000-01 are: Ruth Buchanan, assistant professor, Faculty of Law; Nancy Frelick, chair, Comparative Literature and associate professor, Dept. of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies; and Gloria Onyeoziri, associate professor, Dept. of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies.

Lloyd Axworthy, director and chief executive officer of the Liu Centre for the Study of Global Issues, has received the Madison Medal for 2001 from his alma mater, Princeton University.

The medal is given annually to a graduate school alumnus who has had a distinguished career, advanced the cause of graduate education or has achieved a record of outstanding public service.

Axworthy, who obtained his PhD in political science from Princeton in 1972 and spent almost 27 years in government, was Canada's minister of Foreign Affairs until last fall.

Architect of the Ottawa Treaty that outlawed land mines, he has also campaigned vigorously for the creation of a permanent international criminal court that would try people accused of genocide, war crimes or crimes against humanity.


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