UBC This Week | Aug. 17, 2006
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Recent UBC Media Releases
Upcoming Event Highlights
Find out what else is happening at UBC
this week. For sports events, visit the UBC Athletics site
4th annual welcome back staff BBQ
This year’s staff barbecue will be held Wednesday September
13th at the Flag Pole Plaza. Hosted by the President's Office
and Human Resources and produced by Ceremonies and Events, this
event welcomes staff back to the new academic year and features
a free UBC Catering BBQ lunch, live entertainment and information
booths. The barbecue lunch will run 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Please
RSVP through your department head or administrator by Aug. 31
to get your attendance wristband.
2006 student 'Shinerama Week'
Student volunteers will shine shoes, cars and anything that warrants
a new sheen to support cystic fibrosis research, the most common
fatal genetic disease affecting young Canadians. Shinerama is
Canada’s largest post-secondary fundraiser, involving students
from more than 55 universities and colleges. The campaign, which
began in 1964, has raised almost $16 million to help fund cystic
fibrosis research and treatment programs. UBC student organizers
are aiming for $20,000 this year, and in honour of these efforts,
Mayor Sam Sullivan has proclaimed Saturday, Sept. 9 Shinerama
Day in the City of Vancouver.
Other Shinerama events range from contests and raffles at athletics
events, car washes and the “Roundup” program at the
UBC bookstore and friendly competitions between residences and
Faculties. More information: www.ams.ubc.ca/shinerama.
UBC student wins Barbara Kirk Award for
graduate student research
Robinder (Rob) Bedi, a recent PhD counselling psychology graduate,
won the 2006 Barbara Kirk Award for his dissertation research
entitled "Client Perspectives on the Therapeutic Alliance:
A Concept Mapping Study." The Kirk award is considered the
most prestigious student award offered by American Psychological
Association's (APA) division of Counselling Psychology. The first
student from a non-US doctoral program to receive the award, Bedi
is also the first recipient to have been supervised by a previous
Kirk award winner, Dr. Beth Haverkamp, a counselling psychology
Bedi completed an APA-accredited internship at the University
of South Florida and a post-doctoral clinical appointment with
Kaiser-Permanente in San Rafael, California. He is returning to
B.C. to accept a position as Assistant Prof. at the University
2006/07 'Theatre at UBC' schedule available
'Theatre at UBC's' new brochure provides information for the
upcoming season and Extra Event Series. A highlight of the season
is a co- production between Theatre at UBC and Touchstone Theatre
for the World Premiere of Life After God, adapted by Michael Lewis
MacLennan from the work of Douglas Coupland. This production will
open at the TELUS Studio of the Chan Centre for the Performing
Arts and features a cast of professional actors along with five
UBC acting students in their graduating year. The production will
later move to the Vancouver East Cultural Centre for an extended
To request a copy of the brochure, please contact 604.822.2678
or visit www.theatre.ubc.ca.
Quarter Century Club annual dinner
The 11th annual Quarter Century Club dinner recognizing full-time
faculty members serving the university for 25 years will be held
Oct. 4 at the Sage Bistro. In addition, a newer tradition of recognizing
those with 35 years of service will also be observed. Eligible
members must have been a full-time UBC faculty member in the ranks
of the Professoriate, Librarian, Instructor, or 12-month Lecturer
for 25 or 35 accumulated years.
More information and lists of
recipients can be viewed at www.ceremonies.ubc.ca/qcc.