UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 12 | August
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
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
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
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
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.