UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 02 | Jan.
Growth spurt in Forestry scholarships
The Faculty of Forestry has created new endowments in support of a
scholarship and two new prizes totaling $500 for graduating
students this spring
thanks to a $33,350 donation from the Association of British
The undergraduate scholarship will be awarded to a student
entering the second
year of the Forest Resources Management Program.
A $300 prize will go to an undergraduate forestry student who has penned the
best graduating thesis.
A $200 prize will be awarded for the best essay by a graduating student in the
faculty. The award winners will be announced at the end of the spring term.
The ABCPF was established in 1947 to uphold the public interest in the
practice of professional forestry by ensuring the competence, independence,
integrity and accountability of professional foresters.
There are currently 2,990 registered professional foresters in the province.
Series focuses on Jewish experience
The first of a series of annual lectures that will focus on the
experience will be held Feb. 4 and 5.
Morton Weinfeld, professor of Sociology and chair of Canadian Ethnic Studies
at McGill University, is the inaugural guest lecturer.
Weinfeld has published widely in the areas of Canadian studies, modern Jewish
studies, immigration and ethnicity.
The Feb. 4 lecture, The Oy Gevalt Reflex, will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the
Norman Rothstein Theatre at 950 West 41st Ave. Admission is $5. For tickets or
information call (604) 257-5111.
The Feb. 5 lecture, Challenges Facing Canadian Jewry in the 21st Century, will
be held at UBC in the Henry Angus Building, room 104 at 11:30 a.m.
Admission is free.
The annual Itta and Eliezer Zeisler Memorial Lecture series was established at
UBC by Betty and Irv Nitkin.
Topics focus on the modern Jewish experience, especially as it relates to
Canada and Israel.
A committee chaired by Richard Menkis, associate professor of Jewish Studies in
the Dept. of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies, co-ordinates the