Coleen Heemskerk thanks her university education for helping
her to see the world - photo by Martin Dee
UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 5 | May
Agricultural Sciences Grad Studied in Holland, Sweden and
Coleen Heemskerk doesnt have a good head for carrying
well water. The Agricultural Sciences undergraduate discovered
her shortcoming during a study trip to Uganda last year when
she spent several days with a rural family eager to show her
their way of life.
The Canadian Armed Forces has a New Dentist
Hes a second lieutenant in the Canadian Armed Forces,
but lately Sunny Tatra has had a hard time getting anyone
to salute him.
Computer Science Grad Makes an Impression at Microsoft
Its a long road from Russia to the backyard of Bill
Gates house, but Computer Science student Natali Altshuler
made the trip in just nine years.
First Nations Access Program Makes Dream Come True
Chris Andersons love for the outdoors led him to the
Faculty of Forestry, and now a university education may give
him a career in the woods.
Fashionable Congregation Wear
It all started in the Middle Ages. Congregation gowns and
academic dress originated from the clergy regalia from that
period, according to University Relations Director Chuck Slonecker,
who has been running congregation ceremonies since 1989.
Lowering the Risk for Health-Care Workers
Karen Rideout is breathing a little easier these days --
and its not just because she successfully completed
her MSc in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene last month.
Pharmacy Grad is Multi-Talented
At a time when most UBC grads are looking forward to their
first professional job, Paul Gibbons will be embarking on
his third career.
Prince Georges Newest Doctor Drawn by the Outdoors
After years of globetrotting to exotic locales, Keri Closson
is hauling out her hockey stick, slinging on her stethoscope
and moving to Prince George, B.C.
Co-op Made the Difference for Wesbrook Scholar
Alicia Miller didnt know a thing about farming when
her Arts Co-op work term took her to the B.C. Ministry of
Agriculture, Food and Fisheries in Abbotsford to write profiles
of farmers for a non-farming audience.
Single Mom Succeeds with Her Sons Love and Support
Tackling tough assignments can be a lot easier if youve
got a study buddy. For Nursing student and single mom Tamsin
Morgana, that buddy was her 8-year-old son Alec.
Presidents Service Award Winners
Five members of the university community are being recognized
for their outstanding contributions to UBC and campus life
as recipients of this years Presidents Service
Award for Excellence.
Former Israeli Combat Commander Finds New Start in Vancouver
Five years as an officer in the Israeli Defense Force taught
Nir Kushnir valuable lessons about teamwork, lessons that
have served him well as a Commerce student and a future business
UBC Grads take the Pledge
When the first graduates to sign the UBC Sustainability Pledge
walk across the Chan Centre stage this month, they wont
be wearing green caps or recycled gowns.
UBC Law Grad to be Married in Romania
From the law courts of Lithuania to the basketball courts
at UBC, Linas Antanavicius has covered a lot of ground in
31 years. Hes about to cover more.
Killam Teaching Prize Winner on Most Popular Professor List
Prof. Shirley Sullivan believes learning can take place anywhere
-- in offices, hallways, lounges and even on public transportation.