UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 19 | Nov.
Sharpen your pencils
Entries are invited to the annual PRISM international Short Fiction
Contest. Grand prize is $2,000, with five runner-up prizes of $200.
All work must be previously unpublished and manuscripts should
be no longer than 25 pages, typed and double-spaced.
The deadline is Jan. 31 for manuscript submissions, which must
be accompanied by an entry fee of $22 per manuscript, plus $5 for
each additional manuscript.
For complete contest guidelines, visit prism.arts.ubc.ca.
The oldest literary magazine in Western Canada, PRISM international
publishes contemporary writing and translation from Canada and around
E-award for innovation
Continuing Studies' eBusiness program has been awarded the 2001
Innovative Programming Award by the University Continuing Education
Launched last fall by Continuing Studies and the Faculty of Commerce
and Business Administration's Centre for Management Development,
the 10-month part-time eBusiness certificate program is designed
to teach people to understand the business models for the networked
economy and Internet technologies that support them.
Established in 1915, UCEA is a professional association
of public and private Canadian and American universities. The UCEA
award is given to programs demonstrating an original concept
and approach as evaluated by reviewers throughout North America.
Research Synergy Award
The UBC Geophysical Inversion Facility, directed by Prof. Douglas
Oldenburg of the Earth and Ocean Science Dept., has been awarded
the Leo Derikx Synergy Award from the Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council (NSERC).
The award recognizes the facility for its outstanding university-industry
research and development partnership with INCO Exploration and Technical
Services and a consortium of 11 mining companies from around the
The facility's research focuses on developing software capable
of producing 3-D images of what lies beneath the earth's
The technique, which is identical to medical imaging, will lead
the way to more accurately determining the location of mineral deposits.
The award, co-sponsored by the Conference Board of Canada, provides
a $25,000 research grant for the university research partner.