UBC This Week | Apr. 20, 2006
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Researcher awarded international health policy
Diane Watson, a researcher with the UBC Centre for Health Services
and Policy Research, is one of two Canadians this year to be named
a Harkness Associate. She is the second faculty member from the
Centre to be honoured by the program, which supports and develops
promising health policy researchers and practitioners from around
Coordinated by the US-based Commonwealth Fund, the Harkness Fellowships
in Health Care Policy program partners with the Canadian Health
Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) to recognize two Canadian
researchers each year along. For more information visit: www.chspr.ubc.ca.
Engineering trio recognized for contributions
to student success
Bruce Dunwoody, Applied Science Associate Dean of Engineering
Programs, Susanne Milner, Engineering Student Services Advisor,
and Ian McKechnie, a fourth-year Mining Engineering student have
received the 2006 UBC Just Desserts Awards. A tradition organized
by the Alma Mater Society, the awards have been recognizing faculty,
staff andstudent contributions to student growth and success since
1985. All three 2006 winners were nominated by the Engineering
Undergraduate Society for their extraordinary service to Applied
Computer science ties 13th out of 83
teams in world finals
Out of more than 200,000 students from 2,000 colleges and universities
in 84 countries – a group of UBC computer science programming
students have tied for 13th place at the 30th Annual International
Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals in San Antonio Texas.
Sponsored by IBM and the Association for Computing Machinery,
the team includes coach Bartholomew Furrow, Yury Kholondyrev,
Wei-Lung Dustin Tseng, Mathew Chan, and Michael Chuang. UBC teams
placed 15th and 17th at the two previous finals in Prague and