UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 8 | June
Top Teachers for 2002
Students and colleagues choose Killam Teaching Prize winners
A champion of undergraduate research is among 23 faculty members
who received Killam Teaching Prizes at Spring Congregation this
Assoc. Prof. Kishor M. Wasan was honoured for his work as director
of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences' Summer Student Research
Program. Established in 1989, it introduces undergraduates to the
diversity of pharmacy research and the variety of careers open to
them through placements with faculty members or local companies.
Since joining the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences seven years
ago, he has worked tirelessly to develop funding and foster opportunities
for as many undergraduates as possible to learn about the link between
teaching and research.
Last summer, 43 undergraduates participated, and many went on to
publish the results of their work. The program has become so popular
that it attracts applications from students outside the faculty
eager for interdisciplinary experience.
Last year, Wasan obtained industry support to develop and direct
a national program for summer research in Pharmaceutical Sciences
faculties at universities across Canada.
Wasan's own research interests are centred on the development of
drug delivery systems with a special focus on the role that lipids
can play in these processes.
Killam Teaching Prize winners are selected by their faculties based
on recommendations from students and colleagues. Each winner receives
$5,000 from university endowment sources.
Recipients are distinguished by their creativity, commitment and
dynamic approach to learning.
Other Killam Teaching Prize recipients for 2002 are:
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences: Don Luymes, Landscape
Architecture Program. Faculty of Applied Science: Marion Clauson,
School of Nursing; Helmut Prion, Civil Engineering. Faculty
of Arts: Pamela Dalziel, English; Enrique Manchon,
French, Hispanic and Italian Studies; Ian McKendry, Geography;
Geoffrey Winthrop-Young, Germanic Studies; Stephen Straker,
History. Faculty of Commerce and Business Adminstration: Mark
Thompson. Faculty of Dentistry: Bonnie Craig, Oral, Biological
and Medical Sciences. Faculty of Education: Anthony Clarke,
Curriculum Studies; Allison Tom, Educational Studies. Faculty
of Forestry: Bart van der Kamp, Forest Sciences. Faculty
of Graduate Studies: Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe, Individual
Interdisciplinary Program; Laurie Ricou, English. Faculty
of Law: Claire Young. Faculty of Medicine: Catherine Backman,
School of Rehabilitation Sciences; Andrew Chalmers, Medicine,
Judith Johnston, School of Audiology and Speech Sciences.
Faculty of Science: Mary Berbee, Botany; Hugh Brock,
Zoology; Lee Groat, Earth and Ocean Sciences.