UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 10 | Jun.
Three members of UBC's Faculty of Medicine were recently
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
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
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,
Broadcast Reading Service.
VOICEPRINT provides daily broadcasts of newspaper and
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
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
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
A professor of Oral Health Sciences, Hannam studies
of the mouth, jaw and face.
He looks at the interaction between the structure and use of the
craniofacial shape, jaw motion, skeletal stresses and bite forces.
John Demco, computer facilities manager in the Computer Science
received a Community Service Award at the 2001 Canarie IWAY
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.