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UBC Reports | Vol. 53 | No. 3 | Mar. 1, 2007


Biely, McDowell, Somerset and Black Awards Announced

School of Library, Archival and Information Studies professor Luciana Duranti has been awarded the Jacob Biely Faculty Research Prize, and Prof. Jorg Bohlmann of the Michael Smith Laboratories and Departments of Forest Science and Botany has received the Charles A. McDowell Award for Excellence in Research.

Prof. Keith Maillard from the Dept. of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing receives this year’s Dorothy Somerset Award for Performance and Development in the Visual and Creative Arts. The Sam Black Award for Education and Development in the Visual and Creative Arts goes to School of Music professor Michael Tenzer.

Winners of the UBC Killam Research Prizes are:

Junior Arts Category

  • Siwan Anderson, Economics
  • Fei Xu, Psychology

Senior Arts Category

  • Joshua Mostow, Asian Studies
  • Michael Peters, Economics
  • Mark Schaller, Psychology

Junior Science Category

  • Liisa Galea, Psychology
  • Robert Schober, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Senior Science Category

  • Brian MacVicar, Psychiatry
  • Dave McClung, Geography
  • Julio Montaner, Medicine

2006 UBC Killam Faculty Research Fellowships go to:

Junior Fellows

  • Jinhua Chen, Asian Studies
  • Jo-Anne Dillabough, Educational Studies
  • Rachel Fernandez, Microbiology and Immunology
  • Marcel Franz, Physics and Astronomy
  • Steven Heine, Psychology
  • Karon MacLean, Computer Science
  • Cynthia Nicol, Curriculum Studies
  • Diane S. Srivastava, Zoology

Senior Fellows

  • Lawrence McIntosh, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Chemistry
  • Leonie Sandercock, Community and Regional Planning

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 8 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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