UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 3 | Feb.
Women of distinction
The YWCA of Vancouver is seeking nominations for the 19th
Annual Women of Distinction Awards. The awards celebrate women whose
outstanding activities and achievements contribute to the health
and future of the community.
Categories include: Arts and Culture; Communications and Information
Technology; Entrepreneur/Innovator; Science, Research and Medicine;
Social Action; Young Woman of Distinction; Health and Wellness;
Management, the Profession and Trades; and Education, Training and
Previous award recipients from UBC include Women's Resources Centre
director Ruth Sigal and QLT founder Microbiology Prof. Emeritus
This year UBC is sponsoring the Entrepreneur/Innovator Award.
To nominate an individual call (604) 895-5800 or visit the Web
site at www.ywcavan.org.
Deadline for nominations is March 1. The awards will be presented
at a gala dinner on May 16.
Belkin's star satellite
The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery officially opened its downtown
location at 555 Hamilton St. recently. Housed in the former home
of the Contemporary Art Gallery, the Belkin Satellite has been renovated
with a generous grant from the Vancouver Foundation.
The gallery launches with Suite, a multimedia exhibit of
photography, painting and sculpture by UBC Master of Fine Arts students
Sean Alward, Gavin Hipkins, Tim Lee, Natasha McHardy and Ann Shelton.
Belkin Satellite hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 12 noon -
5 p.m. For more information visit www.belkin-gallery.ubc.ca