UBC Reports | Vol.
51 | No. 2 |
Feb. 3, 2005
BLACK, SOMERSET, Biely, McDowell, and Killam Awards Announced
UBC faculty have been recognized with five prestigious awards.
UBC chemistry professor Stephen Withers has been awarded
the Jacob Biely Faculty Research Prize, and math and zoology
professor Michael Doebeli has received the Charles A. McDowell
Award for Excellence in Research.
The Sam Black Award goes to Professor George McWhirter from
the department of theatre, film and creative writing and Scott
Watson, a professor in the department of art history, visual
art and theory, is the recipient of this year’s Dorothy
Winners of the 2004 Killam Research Prizes of $5,000 are
(in alphabetical order):
- Dale Griffin, Sauder School of Business;
- David Metzer, Music;
- Dianne Newell, History;
- Peter Paré, Faculty of Medicine;
- Catherine Rankin, Psychology;
- Lynn Raymond, Psychiatry and Neurology;
- Gordon Slade, Math;
- Mark Vessey, English;
- Yu Tian Wang, Faculty of Medicine; Brain Research Centre;
- Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe, Art History, Visual Art and Theory
The Biely and McDowell awards are named for former UBC researchers.
Professor Emeritus Charles McDowell headed UBC’s Chemistry
department for 26 years. Biely, an international poultry scientist,
was a UBC faculty member from 1935-68. He died in 1981.
The Somerset and Black awards pay tribute to two legendary
figures in fine arts at UBC.
Sam Black’s 41-year association with the university
began in 1958 as a professor of fine arts and art education.
He was a founder of the International Society for Education
Dorothy Somerset became director of the UBC Players’
Club in 1934. She served as first artistic administrative
head of the Fredric Wood Theatre until her retirement in 1965.