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UBC Reports | Vol. 51 | No. 3 | Mar. 3, 2005

Senior Appointments

The University of British Columbia Board of Governors welcomes four new elected members. Andrew Irvine, a professor and deputy head in the Department of Philosophy at UBC, and Belle Dale-Wills, the associate director of UBC Facilities Services, have been appointed for three-year terms beginning February 1, 2005. Tim Louman-Gardiner, a first-year Faculty of Law student, and Quinn Omori, a fourth-year International Relations student, have been appointed for one-year terms beginning April 1, 2005.

The Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Prof. David Dolphin, a finalist for this year’s Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering, as Acting Vice-President, Research, effective February 1, 2005. The Board has also approved the re-appointment of Mr. Terry Sumner as Vice-President, Administration and Finance for a six-year period, effective June 1, 2005.

Dolphin, who also serves as Vice-President, Technology and Development, with global bio-pharmaceutical company QLT Inc. and who is known for his role in the development of drugs treating macular degeneration, will fill the Vice-President, Research position held by departing Indira Samarasekera, who will become the President of the University of Alberta on July 1, 2005.

Sumner continues in his role as Vice-President, Administration and Finance, which he has held since 1996. With his leadership in administration and finance, UBC has greatly improved its financial position over the past decade and is investing heavily in campus development and new programming.

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