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UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 08 | Apr. 19, 2001

Honour Roll

Prof. James Dimmick has been appointed head of the Pathology Dept. in the Faculty of Medicine.

A UBC alumnus, Dimmick obtained his medical degree here in 1968 and joined the Faculty of Medicine as a professor of Pathology in 1990. He most recently served as director of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at B.C.'s Children's Hospital since 1992.

He succeeds former head Prof. Bruce McManus who now directs the new Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health, part of the new Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Dr. Bruce Crawford has been appointed acting head of the Dept. of Anatomy in the Faculty of Medicine.

A faculty member since 1977, Crawford is a UBC medical school alumnus and also holds a doctorate in Zoology.

A researcher of morphogenesis, or how the body and organs are formed, Crawford has also worked with the Canadian Space Agency investigating the effect of microgravity on development.

Crawford replaces Dr. William Ovalle who has led the department for the past five years.

Classics Prof. Anthony Barrett, English Prof. John Wilson Foster, Math Prof. Dale Rolfsen, and Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education Prof. Linda Siegel are the Peter Wall Distinguished Scholars in Residence for 2001.

Each year, the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies selects up to four faculty members as scholars.

Scholars are selected primarily on their outstanding research record, particularly as it fits with the institute's mandate to support basic, interdisciplinary research.

Each scholar receives an office at the institute, an infrastructure budget of $10,000 for any research-related expenses and up to $5,000 for their research project.

The application deadline for next year's competition is June 30.

For more information about the program, visit www.pwias.ubc.ca.

Kim Gordon, associate director, Intercollegiate and High Performance in Athletics, has been selected as Canada's chef de mission for the 2001 World University Games.

A former member of the national rowing team, Gordon will lead Canada's contingent of some 225 athletes, coaches and staff to the bi-annual games to take place Aug. 22 to Sept. 1 in Beijing.

The games is the second largest international multi-sport event next to the Olympics. Approximately 5,000 athletes from more than 150 countries take part.

Gordon served as assistant chef, Operations, for Canada at the 1999 World University games in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in which 153 Canadians competed, including eight from UBC.


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