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UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 10 | Aug. 1 , 2002


Website award

A Faculty of Education pilot project to explore how teachers and students can imaginatively integrate technology into teaching and learning has helped a North Vancouver Elementary School win a Web design contest.

As part of the pilot, Faculty of Education student Chantelle Boulanger and her sponsor teacher Channin Leoni helped their Grade 5 class at Braemar Elementary School design a Web site to address the causes and effects of air pollution and what people can do to help. The class entered the BC Lung Association's Clear the Air Web design contest and won a $1,000 technology grant (the school may buy a video camera with it).

Boulanger is a member of the faculty's Fine Arts and Media Education group which launched the pilot project.

See the Web site at www.bc.lung.ca.

Order of Canada

Vice president, Research Indira Samarasekera was among five members of the UBC Community to receive Order of Canada honours last month.

Samarasekera and Prof. Emeritus H. Peter Oberlander were named officers of the Order of Canada. Zoology Dept. head Dr. Geoffrey Scudder, Dept. of History of Medicine founder Dr. William Gibson, and former UBC Board of Governors' member Dr. Roslyn Kunin were named Order of Canada members.

Royal Society of Canada

Ten UBC faculty members were elected to the Royal Society of Canada in July. They are ocean scientist Thomas Pedersen; Arthur J. Ray, a historian and historical geographer; Patrick and Edith McGeer, a husband-and-wife Alzheimer's research team; Jean Barman, a feminist scholar and historian; Jim Enns, a visual attention researcher; Sneja Gunew, a postcolonial and multicultural feminist cultural studies scholar; George A. Sawatzky, a physicist and condensed matter expert; John Scheffer, a solid-state organic chemistry specialist; and Stephen Withers, a leading authority on enzymes.

Established in 1882, the Royal Society of Canada is the country's most prominent academy of scholars and scientists. More than 160 UBC faculty are members of the Society.

Commuter Kudos

This past June the UBC TREK Program Centre organized UBC's entry into the National Commuter Challenge. More than 1,200 faculty members participated representing 52 departments. UBC was the largest single contributor to the overall Lower Mainland results. UBC was awarded a trophy for "Highest total number of Participants". It is currently on display in the CP&D lobby.


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