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UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 12 | August 9, 2001

Honour Roll

Lisa Castle, director, Human Resources (Employee Relations), has assumed the position of acting associate vice-president, Human Resources. Castle, who joined the university in 1994, will be responsible for all components of the portfolio except Faculty Relations. Prof. Sharon Kahn, associate vice-president, Equity, will assume responsibility for Faculty Relations in the interim.

The search for an associate vice-president, Human Resources to replace Jim Horn, who recently resigned his term contract position, will take place in the fall.

Prof. Kenneth Carty, head of the Political Science Dept., has been elected president of the Canadian Political Science Association. Founded in 1913, the association is composed of some 1,250 individuals from Political Science departments across Canada as well as politicians and bureaucrats from federal and provincial governments, and members of the private sector.

Carty also currently serves as chair of the Board of Governors of the Vancouver School of Theology. In that role, he will be actively involved in the planning and development of the theological precinct as part of the larger development reshaping the UBC campus

Laurie Dawkins, communications officer in the Faculty of Applied Science, has received an award of merit from the B.C. chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators. Dawkins received the award for "Inside Applied Science -- a guide for prospective faculty members." The 18-page document is intended to assist in faculty recruitment.

The award, in the special publications category, is given for excellence in concept, editorial content and effectiveness in communicating to a target audience. Entries were assessed by colleagues in Western Canada.

The Web version of the guide can be found at www.apsc.ubc.ca/careers/.

K.D. Srivastava, professor emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named director pro tem of the Office of Research Services until Dec. 31.

His responsibilities include leading a task force to review services provided to researchers and determining how UBC can build the competitiveness of its research community.

The task force will also seek to co-ordinate service between the office and other service units that provide research support.

Srivastava, a former vice-president, Student and Academic Services, joined UBC's Dept. of Electrical Engineering in 1983.

He was instrumental in establishing the Centre for Integrated Systems Research and was one of the founding directors of the BC Advanced Systems Institute. Srivastava succeeds Ric Spratley who retired July 1.

Pharmaceutical Sciences Assoc. Prof. Kishor Wasan has been awarded the 2001 New Investigator Grant in Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology from the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS).

The one-time award of $25,000 US is given annually to recognize outstanding new academic researchers actively engaged in the research area of pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical technologies.

Nominees must have less than seven years of academic experience and less than 10 years of total postdoctoral experience.

The award recognizes Wasan's work in lipid-based drug delivery and with plant sterols, natural compounds found in wood pulp and other vegetation, which can be effective in preventing the absorption of cholesterol in the body.

Lipids are fats or fat-like substances that are insoluble in water.

AAPS, founded in 1986, is a professional, scientific society of more than 11,000 members employed in academia, industry, government and research institutes worldwide.



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