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UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 10 | Jun. 14, 2001

Honour Roll

Three members of UBC's Faculty of Medicine were recently honoured with 2001 Career Achievement Awards by the B.C. Research Institute for Children's and Women's Health.

Pediatrics Prof. Derek Applegarth is the founder and associate director of the Biochemical Diseases Laboratory at Children's and Women's Health Centre of British Columbia. His research has improved understanding and methods of diagnosing and screening for cystic fibrosis and other complex metabolic diseases of children.

Pathology Prof. Shirley Gillam's contributions in the fields of molecular biology and virology include discoveries in unraveling the genetic structure of the rubella virus (German measles) and the methods by which the virus multiplies in humans.

Pediatrics Prof. Jim Jan has advanced a multi-disciplinary approach to research and to the care of children with developmental disabilities, particularly in the areas of visual impairment and sleep disorders.

UBC MBA students Kevin Chan and Helen Goodland earned top prize in the third annual CIBC Ivey Business Plan Competition in London, Ont.

Chan and Goodland won the competition for their plan for Clearigo Solutions Inc., a Vancouver-based mobile software solutions provider.

Paul Thiele, founder and former director of the Crane Memorial Library, has been elected chair of the board of directors of VOICEPRINT, The National Broadcast Reading Service.

VOICEPRINT provides daily broadcasts of newspaper and magazine articles and other information materials read by volunteers. It is heard by more than two million Canadians.

Physics and Astronomy Prof. Matthew Choptuik has won the Royal Society of Canada's 2001 Rutherford Memorial Medal for Physics.

Choptuik is cited as a world leader in the field of numerical general relativity and for his discovery of the Choptuik effect which has contributed to the understanding of black holes as well as critical phenomena in other areas of physics.

Prof. Alan Hannam, associate dean of Graduate and Postgraduate Studies in the Faculty of Dentistry, has been awarded the Research in Prosthodontics and Implants Award for 2001 from the International Association for Dental Research.

A professor of Oral Health Sciences, Hannam studies musculoskeletal biomechanics of the mouth, jaw and face.

He looks at the interaction between the structure and use of the jaw muscles, craniofacial shape, jaw motion, skeletal stresses and bite forces.

John Demco, computer facilities manager in the Computer Science Dept., recently received a Community Service Award at the 2001 Canarie IWAY Awards.

The award recognizes Demco's efforts to establish and maintain the distinct Canadian Internet domain .ca.

The Canarie IWAY Awards celebrate exceptional achievement in the field of advanced broadband innovation. They are given by Canarie Inc., Canada's advanced Internet development organization.


Last reviewed 22-Sep-2006

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