Alumni Achievement Awards announced

Bill Millerd, Charles Slonecker, Beverley McLachlin, Martin Zlotnik and seven others recognized for accomplishments

by Michelle Cook staff writer
eleven outstanding members of the UBCcommunity will receive Alumni Achievement awards at a gala dinner on Friday, Sept. 28. The awards, given by the UBCAlumni Association, recognize graduates, faculty, students and members of the UBCcommunity who have contributed to society and to advancing UBC's reputation in British Columbia and around the world.

Among those being honoured are Canadian Supreme Court Justice, the Honourable Beverley McLachlin (lld'90) and Bill Millerd (ba'65), managing director of Vancouver's Arts Club Theatre for 28 seasons and a champion of Canadian playwrights. Both will receive alumni awards of distinction.

Martin Zlotnik, (bcom'66, llb'69) will be presented with the Blythe Eagles Volunteer Leadership award for his philanthropic work on projects such as the UBCThunderbird Athletics' Millennium Breakfast, a popular annual event that has raised more than $1 million for athletic scholarships.

Other recipients this year are Dorothy Fairholm, who is well known for her innovations in the clinical practice of audiology; philanthropist Russell "Doc" Nicoll who, among other significant accomplishments, invented powdered eggs; recent UBCgraduate Dr. Katherine Smart who, as a medical student, made significant contributions to international health; Robert McGraw, who pioneered joint replacement therapies at VGH; Dr. Charles Slonecker, a Killam Award teacher and top administrator at UBC; Dagmar Kalousek, whose work in perinatal medicine has won her wide recognition; Roopchand Seebaran, a dedicated and innovative social work educator; and Eddy Su-Whay Ng, UBC's alumni organizer in Toronto.

This year's achievement awards will be presented to recipients at the dinner at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in Vancouver. Highlights of the evening include video biographies of each award recipient. Four hundred people are expected to attend the seventh annual event which will be hosted by Stevie Cameron, (ba'64), one of Canada's foremost investigative journalists.

Tickets are $125 each or $1,000 per table with proceeds going to support student programs and scholarships. For more information and to purchase tickets, call Leslie Konantz, UBCAlumni Association, 604-822-0616.