UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 5 | Mar.
Dr. Julio Montaner, a professor of Medicine, has been awarded
$1 million from international pharmaceutical company Bohringer Ingleheim
Montaner is applying the funds to endow a professorship in health
outcomes research in HIV/AIDS. The award is one of the largest single
awards of its kind in Canada and was given in recognition of Montaner's
contribution to HIV/AIDS.
Brent Sauder has been appointed director of the Office of
Research Services effective June 1. A UBC Forestry graduate, Sauder
is currently executive director of the B.C. Advanced Systems Institute.
He previously held various positions in forestry research at MacMillan
Bloedel and served as a director for the New Media Innovation Centre,
Science Council of British Columbia, and the Greater Vancouver Economic
Richard Kerekes has been appointed the first holder of a
new Paprican Professorship in Pulp and Paper Engineering. The professorship,
created by the Faculty of Applied Science in collaboration with
the Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada (Paprican), will
be funded from a $1-million endowment created by UBC and Paprican.
Kerekes is the founding director of UBC's Pulp and Paper Centre.
The Alumni Association's Trek magazine won silver in three
categories at the recent CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support
of Education) District VIII competitions. The awards were received
for best writing ("The Striptease Project"), best design and best
The magazine is edited by the association's Chris Petty
and designed by Chris Dahl in UBC's Public Affairs Office.
UBC's Public Affairs Office won bronze in the Special Audiences-Annual
Report category for UBC's 2001 Annual Report, "Out There." The report
was designed by Leap Creative.
The Public Affairs Office also won silver in the Special Audiences-Fundraising
Booklet category for the Brain Research Centre case statement. The
booklet was designed by Tandem Design Associates.
Both publications were developed by Karen McDonald in the
Public Affairs Office.
CASE District VIII includes member colleges, universities
and independent schools in Western Canada and the U.S. Pacific Northwest.