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UBC Reports | Vol. 52 | No. 2 | Feb. 2, 2006


Biely, McDowell, Black, Somerset and Killam Awards Announced

UBC faculty have been recognized with five prestigious awards

UBC Microbiology and Biochemistry professor Brett Finlay has been awarded the Jacob Biely Faculty Research Prize, and Botany professor Patrick Keeling has received the Charles A. McDowell Award for Excellence in Research.

The Dorothy Somerset Award goes to Prof. Jerry Wasserman from the Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing and Anna Kindler, Associate Vice-President, Academic Programs, and a professor in the Dept. of Curriculum Studies, is the recipient of this year’s Sam Black Award.

Winners of the 2005 Killam Research Prizes of $5,000 are (in alphabetical order):

  • Luciana Duranti, Library, Archival and Information Studies;
  • Janice Eng, Rehabilitation Sciences;
  • Patrick Francois, Economics;
  • Steven Heine, Psychology;
  • Nicholas Hudson, English;
  • Sheila Innis, Pediatrics;
  • Joy Johnson, Nursing;
  • Christopher Overall, Oral Biology and Medical Sciences;
  • Chris Orvig, Chemistry;
  • Thomas Ross, Sauder School of Business.

The Biely and McDowell awards are named for former UBC researchers. Prof. Emeritus Charles McDowell headed UBC’s chemistry department for 26 years and was named Officer of the Order of Canada in 1993. Jacob Biely, an international poultry scientist, was a UBC faculty member from 1935-68.

The Black and Somerset awards pay tribute to two illustrious 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 Through Art. 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.

Award recipients will be acknowledged at the UBC Celebrate Research Gala, which will be held March 9 at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. To receive an invitation to the Gala, please contact celebrate.research@ubc.ca.

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