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