UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 1 | Jan.
Two teams of students from the UBC Debating Society finished in
the top half of the field at the 2001 World Universities Debating
Championships held Dec. 27 - Jan. 3 at the University of Toronto.
Competing among 228 teams from 108 universities around the world,
UBC Team A, consisting of fourth-year Political Science majors Megan
Volk and Greg Allen, finished in 80th place. UBC Team
B, consisting of second-year Economics major Mike Kotrly
and second-year Political Science major Spencer Keys was
In the individual category, Allen was 145th of 456 competitors
while Kotrly was 149th.
The event was won by Oxford University.
Nursing Prof. Joan Anderson has been awarded the inaugural
Elizabeth Kenny McCann Professorship in Nursing for her achievements
in teaching and research.
An alumna and faculty member since 1981, Anderson's areas of research
interest include: the management of chronic illness, particularly
among women; culture and health; health and public policy; and critical
and interpretive research methodologies.
She has also developed programs with community groups to make
health care more accessible to different populations. Her teaching
has focused on critical research methods and the use of these approaches
in nursing research.
McCann was a UBC alumna who served as a faculty member and acting
director of the School of Nursing.