UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 17 | Nov.
1 , 2001
Ron Shann, manager of the Faculty of Agricultural Science's
Oyster River Research Farm, has received an Environmental Merit
award from the Environmental Programs Group in UBC's Health, Safety
and the Environment Dept.
The award recognizes individuals who make a conscious and consistent
effort to protect the environment, or who reduce the environmental
impact of activities at UBC.
The Vancouver Island research farm has instigated a number of
environmental and safety initiatives such as minimizing ground water
contamination, utilizing solar energy, developing a comprehensive
safety manual and allowing the Oyster River Enhancement Society
to create a community salmon hatchery.
Former chair and chief executive officer of Ipsos-Reid, Angus
Reid, has been named a senior fellow at the Liu Centre for the
Study of Global Issues.
A former professor at the University of Manitoba, Reid established
the Angus Reid Group, a market research firm well known for its
public opinion polling, in 1979.
Reid will step down from the company to join the Liu Centre in
Lloyd Axworthy has been named this year's recipient of
the Thakore Visiting Scholar Award honouring the peace work of Mahatma
The award recognizes individuals who display creativity, commitment
and a concern for truth, justice and non-violence in their public
Axworthy, the director and chief executive officer of the Liu
Centre for the Study of Global Issues, was honoured in part for
his work on promoting an international land mines removal treaty.
The treaty has now been signed by 139 countries.
The award is co-sponsored by the Thakore Foundation, the India
Club of Vancouver, and SFU's Institute for the Humanities.
Science Dean Maria Klawe has received the Science Council
of British Columbia's Science and Technology Champion of the Year
The award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding
contribution in promoting or fostering B.C. science and technology.
Klawe holds the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council-IBM
Chair for Women in Science and Engineering. In this capacity,
she directs the Supporting Women in Information Technology program,
a five-year project to increases the participation of women in information
She is also the founder and director of Electronic Games for Education
in Math and Science, a collaborative project that does research
on the design and use of computer games to enhance mathematics education
for children in grades 4-9.