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UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 20 | Dec. 13, 2001

Honour Roll

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 care.

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 Canadian science.

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.


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