UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 02 | Jan.
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
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
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
UBC zoologist Russel Andrews and his exploration of
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
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
Unruh is cited for his contributions to the understanding of black
evaporation and other quantum effects associated with
Unruh was elected after the November meeting of the council of the
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.