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UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 3 | Feb. 7, 2002

Honour Roll

UBC United Way chair Michelle McCaughran was recently recognized for organizing the most exceptional employee campaign by the United Way.

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 committee.

Allan Tupper has been appointed associate vice-president, Government Relations.

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, Government Relations.

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 the proceedings.

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.


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