UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 03 | Feb.
Gala to trumpet research achievements
Week-long celebration recognizes UBC researchers' work
Stellar research at UBC will be recognized at Reach
for the Stars,
a celebration evening to be held Thursday, March 8 at the Chan Centre for the
"Our researchers have contributed enormously to scholarship and
says Indira Samarasekera, vice-president, Research. "They are
and internationally and we need to take time to celebrate their achievements
in our own community."
Illustrating the event's theme will be pictures of the Cosmos taken by the
Hubble telescope and exhibits relating to the Gemini project that
seeks to explore
the deeper universe, both provided by the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy.
In addition, the School of Music will provide entertainment with a
by Prof. Robert Silverman and a scene from "The Crucible" performed
in the Opera Program.
UBC researchers and award winners from all faculties will be honoured
and video interviews with researchers describing their work will be shown.
Recipients of research prizes -- the Prof. Jacob Biely Faculty Research
Prize, the Charles A. McDowell Award for Excellence in Research, the Killam
Research Prizes and the Japan Prize -- as well as the new inductees into the
Royal Society of Canada and the Order of Canada will be recognized.
The gala is the centrepiece of Research Awareness 2001 -- a week of research
recognition events being held at UBC and other teaching sites March
"Highlighting the length and breadth of research activity by UBC and its
partner institutions is what this initiative is about," says Pharmaceutical
Sciences Prof. Sid Katz, who is leading the research awareness programs.
The week includes: the UBC Health Sciences Research forum; a series of
UBC Library workshops called The Research Journey: From Primary Sources
to Original Scholarship; and a breakfast symposium at the Vancouver Board of
Trade, with UBC President Martha Piper, Commerce and Business
Administration Prof. Michael Goldberg and others speaking about innovation.
Research Awareness 2001 is part of a program called Celebrate Research that
encompasses a variety of forums to communicate UBC's research
activities. Recognition of faculty achievement is a strategy in Trek
2000, the university's vision document.
To obtain a free ticket to the gala or for more information on the week's
activities contact email@example.com or check the Web site at www.research.ubc.ca.