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UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 17 | Nov. 1 , 2001

Honour Roll

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 January.

Lloyd Axworthy has been named this year's recipient of the Thakore Visiting Scholar Award honouring the peace work of Mahatma Gandhi.

The award recognizes individuals who display creativity, commitment and a concern for truth, justice and non-violence in their public life.

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 Award.

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 technology.

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.


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