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UBC This Week | Aug. 17, 2006

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UBC This Week is a weekly summary of UBC people in the news, recent media releases and upcoming event hightlights. UBC This Week past issues are also available on-line.

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Find out what else is happening at UBC this week. For sports events, visit the UBC Athletics site at www.gothunderbirds.ca/schedule.asp.

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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.

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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.

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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 faculty member.

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 of Victoria.

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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 run.

To request a copy of the brochure, please contact 604.822.2678 or visit www.theatre.ubc.ca.

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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.

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