UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 9 | July
New Arts Dean
Nancy Gallini has been appointed dean of the Faculty of Arts, effective
Sept. 1, 2002. Gallini, a professor of Economics, comes to UBC from
the University of Toronto where she served in several administrative
roles including assoc. chair of Graduate Studies in the Economics
Dept. and chair of the Economics Dept. from 1995-2000.
Gallini holds a B.A. in Mathematics and an M.A. in Economics from
the University of Missouri, Columbia, and a Ph.D. from the University
of California, Berkeley. She is a Research Fellow at the Centre
of Innovation Law and Policy. The Centre, funded by public and private
sources and housed in the Law School of the University of Toronto,
supports academic research and policy debates on issues related
to the law, economics and policy of technology, conducted by law
schools and related disciplines in Ontario universities.
Professor Gallini has held visiting scholar positions at the University
of California at Berkeley, the Yale Law School and Economics Department,
and C.R.E.S.T. in Paris. Her primary research and teaching areas
are the economics of industrial organizations and contracts, intellectual
property and competition policy. For six years (1992-1998), Professor
Gallini served on the editorial board of the American Economic Review.
Kroller wins Arts Award
Professor of English Eva-Marie Kroller is the 2001/2002 recipient
of the UBC Dean of Arts Award.
In nominating Kroller, her colleagues and students described her
as not only being passionate about what she teaches but also about
the learning process itself.
Kroller's teaching and research specializations include comparative
Canadian and European literature, postcolonial theories of comparative
literature, and relationships between literature and the arts. She
was chair of UBC's Programme in Comparative Literature from 1990
to 1995 and is editor of the journal, Canadian Literature.
The $5,000 award, established by an anonymous donor, is equal in
value to the Killam Teaching Prize and recognizes exceptional contributions
by a faculty member in teaching, research, administration and service.
Each year the Dean of Arts Award is given in the name of a distinguished
emeritus professor. This year it is named for Prof. Patricia Merivale.
New Pharmaceutical Sciences Dean
Robert D. Sindelar has been named dean of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical
Sciences, effective Sept.1.
A faculty member at the University of Mississippi since 1983, Sindelar
served as interim dean of the School of Pharmacy and interim executive
director of their Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
during 2000 and 2001. He currently serves as chair of the Dept.
of Medicinal Chemistry, having served in that position beginning
His postdoctoral work was completed at UBC and the State University
of New York at Buffalo. His expertise lies in medicinal chemistry,
computer-aided drug discovery and design, and pharmaceutical biotechnology.
He succeeds Dean Frank Abbott.