UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 3 | Feb.
UBC United Way chair Michelle McCaughran was recently recognized
for organizing the most exceptional employee campaign by the United
McCaughran, an administrator in the School of Audiology and Speech
Sciences, was one of two campaign co-ordinators to receive the award.
UBC's 2001 United Way campaign raised more than $455,800 to support
agencies that provide health care and rehabilitation services, crisis
and emergency services, care for seniors, community services, and
assistance to families and individuals throughout the Lower Mainland.
A total of 195 volunteers contributed their time to the campaign,
including 42 UBC faculty, staff and students who served on the organizing
Allan Tupper has been appointed associate vice-president,
The first person to hold the newly created position, Tupper's responsibilities
include communicating UBC's strategic vision to governments; providing
the UBC community with timely information about major policy issues,
intergovernmental relations and longer term political trends and
assisting faculties in their dealings with governments. He will
also work to shape UBC's longer term relations with governments
and other public bodies and develop effective strategies for communicating
UBC positions to governments.
Tupper comes to UBC from the University of Alberta where he was
a professor of Political Science and served as the chair of the
Political Science Dept., associate dean of Arts, and associate vice-president,
Tupper's teaching and research interests include Canadian politics,
western Canadian politics, public policy and public administration.
Tupper is editor-in-chief of Canadian Public Administration
and chairs the Centre for Constitutional Studies, an established
research institute for the interdisciplinary study of constitutional
and human rights issues in Canada and abroad.
Susan Calne, co-ordinator of the Pacific Parkinson's Research
Centre, a research and treatment facility within the university,
has been appointed a member of the Order of Canada.
A UBC staff member since 1982, Calne is a registered nurse who
was instrumental in establishing the Movement Disorders Clinic at
UBC and developing teaching and counseling programs for patients
with movement disorders.
In 1987 she was the first nurse appointed to the board of the Parkinson
Society Canada. She developed a national network of nurses trained
to provide specialized care for patients with Parkinson's disease.
Calne and network members developed and published the Parkinson's
Impact Scale, a tool to measure patients' quality of life.
The author of more than 60 papers, book chapters, patient handbooks
and pamphlets, she served as coordinator of the XIII International
Congress on Parkinson's Disease held in Vancouver in 1999 and co-edited
Geography Prof. Timothy Oke is this year's recipient of
the American Meteorological Society's (AMS) award for outstanding
achievement in Biometeorology.
Oke teaches meteorology and climatology, agricultural and forest
climates, urban climates and urban biophysical environments.
He is being honoured by the AMS for his contributions to the teaching,
theory and applications of knowledge on the interaction between
atmosphere and biological systems.
The AMS is the leading professional society for scientists in the
atmospheric and related sciences in the United States.