UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 10 | Jun.
UBC second in research grants
UBC investigators have secured $23.5 million over five years
in federal research support for 195 science and engineering projects,
earning them second place among Canadian universities for funding
garnered in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
of Canada (NSERC) annual grants competition.
Faculty, staff survey focuses on university as workplace
UBC faculty and staff will have a unique opportunity to make an
impact on future decision-making on campus with the launch of a
new project that seeks to map out the university's workplace values.
Historian recognized with top award from Arts faculty
If you asked History Prof. Allen Sinel's students if his
gradual loss of eyesight has affected his abilities as a teacher,
chances are they would say yes. He's better than ever.
Arts dean resigns for U.S. opportunity
Arts dean Alan Tully says that one of the primary reasons he is
leaving UBC is to pursue another significant academic opportunity.
The 58-year-old professor of American colonial and revolutionary
history will leave the university at the end of the year to become
head of the History Dept. at the University of Texas at Austin.
University seeks legacy for Olympic participation
The Board of Governors will make a final decision at its
July 19 meeting on whether to accept the invitation that UBCserve
as the site of the athletes' village for the Vancouver-Whistler
2010 Winter Olympics bid.
NASA satellite mission to probe universe's mysteries
Physics and Astronomy Assoc. Prof. Mark Halpern will have his eyes
on the skies June 30. That's the launch date for a satellite mission
that hopes to answer fundamental questions about the origin, content
and fate of the universe.
Little things add up to environmental award
In the 23 years that Sherman Yee has worked as a supervisory technician
in UBC's Food, Nutrition and Health Program (formerly Food Sciences),
he has only had a few meetings with the dean of Agricultural Sciences.
So when Dean Moura Quayle summoned Yee and his supervisor, Jim Richards,
to a mysterious meeting, he was more than a bit concerned.
Pioneering director, student volunteer earn YWCA awards
UBC faculty, staff and students have been honoured in four
of the 10 categories in the annual YWCA Women of Distinction awards.
Ruth Sigal, director of UBC's Women's Resources Centre (WRC), was
given a Life Achievement Award.
Project explores abuse connections
Exploring links between animal abuse and family violence
is the research focus for two members of the UBC Child and Family