UBC This Week | Aug. 10, 2006
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UBC clinical professor appointed to Order of
Harvey Thommasen, an Assistant Clinical Prof.
in UBC’s Department of Family Practice Medicine, was recently
appointed to Member of the Order of Canada on July 24, 2006. Established
in 1967, the Order of Canada is the highest honour awarded to
Canadian citizens for a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication
to the community and service to the nation honouring people in
all sectors of Canadian society.
Thommasen has published several research projects on physician
retention and burnout/depression in rural BC communities. With
12 years of experience in family medicine in rural B.C., he has
an intimate understanding of the unique problems and challenges
faced by physicians in isolated areas.
Thommasen is also a past Prof. and Chair of the Department of
Community Health at the University of Northern British Columbia
in Prince George. He is the recipient of a number of awards such
as the Order of BC (2000), a Vancouver Foundation/BCMSF Community-based
Clinician Investigator award, the North American Primary Care
Research Group Investigator in Practice Award (1999), and a Practice
of Excellence Award for Outstanding Care by a Canadian Family
Top Canadian book designs on display
From Aug. 10 – Sept. 22, the winners of the 2005 Alcuin Society
Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada will be on display
at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The display will be housed
in the fourth floor Ridington Room, 1961 East Mall.
Founded in 1965, the Alcuin Society promotes a wider appreciation
of books and reading and supports excellence in book design and
production. Since 1981, it has sponsored the oldest national competition
to recognize fine book design in Canada. The Irving K. Barber
Learning Centre supports learning and research for users at UBC,
throughout the province and globally.
For more information: www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca.
2006-07 UBC School of Music's new concert
The UBC School of Music’s new calendar gives detailed information
for Pacific Spirit Concerts, Wednesday Noon Hours, UBC Opera Ensemble
productions, the Borealis String Quartet series and special events.
New this year is a production initiated by UBC Composers of interactive
electronics, video, movement and music at the Telus Studio Theatre
in the Chan Centre called “Sound Extensions” and the
inaugural performances of a newly created new music ensemble of
faculty performers called the “Nu: BC Collective.”
To request a copy, please contact (604) 822-5574 or visit www.music.ubc.ca.
Seeking Canadian youth delegates for
the Ship for World Youth
The Ship for World Youth (SWY) is looking for young global citizens
to represent Canada in this UN-supported, cruise-based youth program.
For the second year in a row, 11 young Canadians will embark on
the 19th annual SWY with the opportunity to lecture to hundreds
of young people from nations around the world on the topic of
activism for social change. Funded by the Government of Japan,
the delegates will join young leaders from every continent. The
youth deadline is Sept 8, 2006.
For additional information, application
forms and info sessions, please visit: www.swycanada.org.