UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 07 | Apr.
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
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
Two UBC scholars have been appointed scholars-in-residence in Women's
Studies for 2002.
Gwen Chapman, associate professor in Agricultural Sciences,
Butterwick, assistant professor in Education Studies, have been
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
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
UBC scholars-in-residence for 2000-01 are: Ruth
professor, Faculty of Law; Nancy Frelick, chair, Comparative
and associate professor, Dept. of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies; and
Gloria Onyeoziri, associate professor, Dept. of French, Hispanic and
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.