UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 15 | October
Diane Kristjansson is the new program leader, Applied Science,
in Continuing Studies.
She will be responsible for developing new, lifelong learning programs
for the engineering and architecture professions including a planned
certificate in high-tech project management and technical writing
and communications. Continuing Studies also plans to introduce learning
initiatives in fuel-cell technology and earthquake engineering.
Kristjansson was previously program director, Continuing Education,
at the University of Winnipeg.
UBC baseball team pitcher Jeff Francis has been named
National Baseball Congress (NBC) Most Valuable Player for the 2001
Francis played this past summer for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots
of the Alaska Baseball League, leading his team to the NBC World
Series championship title in Wichita, Kan. The third-year Physics
student was the winning pitcher in three games of the championship
tournament, including a 3-2 win in the final.
A native of North Delta, Francis joins a long list of major league
players who were also NBC MVPs, including Lance Berkman, Kevin McReynolds,
Chris Chambliss, and the legendary Satchel Paige.
Francis, who was also named a National Association of Intercollegiate
Athletics All American and Alaska Baseball League Player of the
Year this year, left Wichita immediately after the NBC World
Series for London, Ont. where he pitched for B.C. at the Canada
Former chief justice Allan McEachern has been appointed
a Douglas McK. Brown Visiting Professor and Peter Wall Distinguished
Fellow in the Faculty of Law. He will give special lectures and
seminars, on topics including the area of advocacy.
A UBC alumnus, McEachern was one of the most renowned courtroom
counsels in Canada when he was appointed chief justice of the Supreme
Court of B.C. in 1979. He received an honorary Doctor of Laws from
UBC in 1990.