UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 05 | Mar.
Music Prof. Stephen Chatman's Tara's Dream is the first-ever Canadian
work to be short listed as a semi-finalist in the Masterprize international
The 11-minute work is one of 12 orchestral works selected from 1,131 entries
from 62 countries in the global competition for new music based in
All semifinalist works will be broadcast beginning in April through BBC
Radio 3, European Broadcasting Union members, and radio networks throughout the
The worldwide potential audience is 150 million listeners.
The first place winner in Masterprize receives $70,000.
Zoology Assoc. Prof. Sarah Otto has been awarded a 2001 Natural
Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Steacie Fellowship for
to new knowledge in evolutionary genetics.
Otto's research covers a broad range of theoretical questions
about the evolution
of genomes -- the whole of an organism's genetic material -- such as how changes
in animal population affect evolution rates. This information will
assist in the conservation of endangered species.
A faculty member since 1995, Otto is one of six fellowship recipients from
universities across Canada. She will be able to pursue her research full-time
over the next two years with support from the award and from
Steacie Fellowships are awarded to the most outstanding Canadian university
scientists or engineers who have earned their doctorate within the
last 12 years.
The other B.C. recipient is Dr. Ben Koop of the University
Geography Asst. Prof. Matthew Evenden has earned a major
from the American Society for Environmental History.
His doctoral dissertation, "Fish vs. Power: Remaking Salmon,
Science and Society
on the Fraser River, 1900-1960," has been selected for the 2001 Rachel Carson
Prize for the best dissertation in environmental history.
Evenden, a West Vancouver native, teaches historical and environmental
geography of Canada and the U.S.
The prize will be presented at an awards banquet this month in Durham,
N.C., during the society's annual conference.