UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 08 | Apr.
Three books published by UBC Press have been shortlisted for the
prestigious 2000/2001 Donner Prize. The award recognizes the best book on
Canadian public policy. Seven finalists were chosen from a field of 59
UBC Press finalists include Citizens Plus: Aboriginal Peoples and the
Canadian State by Political Science Prof. Emeritus Alan Cairns; Cycling into
Saigon: The Conservative Transition in Ontario by David Cameron and Graham
White; and Heavy Traffic: Deregulation, Trade and Transformation in
North American Trucking by Daniel Madar.
The winner, to be announced May 8, will receive $25,000. Two runners-up will be
awarded $10,000 each.
`S marvelous, Synergy
Nominations are sought for the Synergy Awards.
Given by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the
Conference Board of Canada, the national award recognizes collaboration between
universities and industries in Canada in research and development.
Past UBC-industry collaborations which have received the award include
QLT Phototherapeutics Inc. and PAPRICAN.
The deadline for nominations is June 1.
For more information visit www.nserc.ca/programs/synerg/.
It's telemental, really
The Mental Health Evaluation and Community Consultation Unit (MHECCU)
has received $400,000 in funding from Health Canada to develop telemental
health services to rural and remote communities in B.C.
Part of the Community Mental Health Division in UBC's Dept. of
Psychiatry, the unit will be able to increase access, efficiency
and quality of mental health services offered through
videoconferencing. Video education and training on a range of mental health
issues for practitioners and families will also be supported with the
MHECCU is one of five funded projects valued at a total of $7 million
through the Canada Health Infostructure Partnerships and announced on campus
recently by Federal Health Minister Allan Rock.
Headed by Psychiatry Assoc. Prof. Elliot Goldner, MHECCU is a non-profit
organization that focuses on mental health service delivery, research and
evaluation to support improvements in mental health services in B.C.