Julia Levy was a member of UBC's Microbiology Dept. from 1958 until her retirement in 1999.
She founded and is currently president and chief executive officer of qlt Inc., a leading biotech pharmaceutical company. Its best-known product, Visudyne(TM), is used to treat age-related blindness.
Levy was named as an officer of the order.
Adj. Prof. Beverly Witter Du Gas is recognized for her leadership in nursing curriculum development. Her 1967 text on patient care has been used in more than 40 countries. She currently serves as a consultant with the World Health Organization.
Pediatrics Prof. Emeritus Geoffrey Robinson, was instrumental in establishing provincial programs for children with hearing disorders, visual impairments and other disabilities. He specializes in fetal alcohol syndrome and has contributed significantly to establishing outreach and prevention programs.
Irwin Stewart, a professor emeritus of Surgery has set up clinics in remote areas of BC and organized clinics and surgical training in many developing countries. His research has focused on childhood deafness and he is involved with numerous international health care projects.
Du Gas, Robinson and Stewart were named as members of the order.
The Order of Canada was established in 1967 to recognize outstanding achievement and service in various fields of human endeavour.
... The Marine Fisheries Section of the American Fisheries Society has selected Zoology Prof. Daniel Pauly of the UBCFisheries Centre as this year's recipient of the Oscar E. Sette Award.
The award has been presented annually since 1991 and recognizes outstanding lifetime contribution in the field of marine fisheries. An expert on global fisheries issues, Pauly is co-editor of FishBase, a computerized encyclopedia of fish that provides online data on the biology of every known species in the world's marine and fresh waters.
FishBase is designed for fisheries managers, researchers, teachers, students, conservationists, environmental consultants, museums, aquariums and the general public.
In 1999, he received a $3-million grant from Philadelphia-based Pew Charitable Trusts for a two-year study by an international team of researchers of the impact of excessive fishing on the structure of marine ecosystems of the North Atlantic.
The grant was recently renewed for another two years and will be devoted to a similar study of the Central and South Atlantic.
Dr. Martin Gleave, a professor of Surgery, has been given The William E. Rawls Prize, awarded for excellence in cancer research from the National Cancer Institute of Canada (ncic).
The prize of a $20,000 research award and a $1,000 prize is given to honour and encourage a promising investigator early in his or her career.
Gleave, a faculty member since 1992, is a urologist who specializes in prostate cancer research and examines the molecular basis of progression of prostate cancer. He works at the Prostate Cancer Research Centre, headquartered at the Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre.
The award is named after a former president of the ncic.