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UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 02 | Jan. 25, 2001

Honour Roll

Science Dean Maria Klawe will receive this year's Wired Woman Pioneer Award at the Spotlight Awards Gala 2001 at the Westin Bayshore hotel to be held Feb. 16.

The third annual awards are co-hosted by two not-for-profit organizations: the Wired Woman Society and Women in Film and Video Vancouver. They recognize 10 Canadian women for their achievements in the fields of high technology, entertainment, communications, new media, film and video.

More than 600 people are expected to attend the event which organizers say celebrates the talent, innovation and pioneering spirit of women across Canada.

For more information on the awards and the gala, visit www.wiredwoman.com/spotlight.

UBC zoologist Russel Andrews and his exploration of the deep-sea mysteries of the northern elephant seal will be featured on the award-winning television documentary series, "Champions of the Wild." The show will air twice on the Discovery Channel on Monday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. It will be re-aired on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m.

Andrews uses sophisticated remote underwater monitors to study the seals that, with their bizarre appearance and their remarkable diving ability, are one of the ocean's most intriguing creatures.

Andrews received the Cameron Award in 2000 from the Canadian Society of Zoologists for the best Canadian zoology PhD thesis of the year for his research on the metabolic processes of juvenile northern elephant seals.

Physics and Astronomy Prof. William Unruh has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) for his research in black holes.

Unruh is cited for his contributions to the understanding of black holes, their evaporation and other quantum effects associated with strong gravitational fields.

Unruh was elected after the November meeting of the council of the APS.

The APS represents more than 40,000 members of the physics profession, mostly in North America.

The society's activities include publishing some of the world's most widely read physics research journals, developing and implementing programs in physics education and outreach and fostering the health of the profession through career development initiatives.


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