UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 20 | Dec.
Anne Martin-Matthews, associate dean, Research and Graduate
Studies in the Faculty of Arts, has been appointed Arts dean pro
tem. Martin-Matthews, a professor of Family Studies in the School
of Social Work and Family Studies, joined UBC in 1998 as director
of the School of Family and Nutritional Sciences.
Dr. Don McKenzie, a professor in the School of Human Kinetics
and the Family Practice Dept. has been awarded a Meritorious Service
Medal from the Governor General of Canada.
The exercise physiologist and sports medicine physician was one
of 24 recipients who recently received the decoration, which recognizes
individuals whose achievements have brought honour to Canada.
A UBC alumnus and faculty member since 1982, McKenzie researches
the effects of exercise on breast cancer patients.
He formed and coaches the Abreast in a Boat dragon boat paddling
team consisting of women who have survived breast cancer. Currently,
there are breast cancer dragon boat teams throughout Canada, the
U.S., Australia and New Zealand.
Assoc. Prof. Carol Jillings of the School of Nursing has
received the Ethel Johns Award from the Canadian Association
of University Schools of Nursing in recognition of distinguished
service to nursing education in Canada.
A faculty member since 1977, Jillings contributes to curriculum
development and teaches in the graduate program. She supervises
graduate students in such areas as family support in critical care,
cardiac rehabilitation and health reform in the context of palliative
Her areas of clinical and research interest revolve around the
processes of education, support and rehabilitation for clients and
families facing cardiac illness.
The annual award is named after the founding director of Canada's
first university nursing program, located at UBC.
Geography Prof. Michael Church, English Prof. Dennis
Danielson, Zoology Prof. David Jones and History Prof.
Dianne Newell were recently selected as the Peter Wall Institute
for Advanced Studies Distinguished Scholars in Residence for 2002.
Each year the institute selects up to four faculty members, primarily
for 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.
Medical Genetics Prof. Michael Hayden was one of three recipients
of this year's Ottawa Life Sciences Council National Merit Award
which recognizes contributions to the development of the life sciences
community in Canada.
Hayden was honoured for outstanding contributions to genetics and
Huntington's disease as well as his exceptional leadership in advancing
The Ottawa Life Sciences Council fosters development of new technologies
and companies and raises awareness of the local life sciences industry,
both nationally and internationally.