UBC This Week | Jul. 27, 2006
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Director of Sustainability Office announces
The founder of Canada's first campus Sustainability Office, Freda
Pagani, has announced her retirement starting July 28.
A registered architect and Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute
of Canada, Pagani was responsible for initiating UBC's award-winning
C. K. Choi Building that set new green building benchmarks worldwide.
Under her leadership she established UBC as Canada's leader in
campus sustainability, named by University Business as one of
10 “sustainability stars.” The recently completed
Ecotrek was Canada's largest university ter retrofit, saving more
than $3.8 million in energy costs and enabling UBC to achieve
Kyoto targets five years ahead of the 2012 deadline.
Pagani also launched SEEDS (Social, Ecological, Economic Development
Studies), Western Canada's only academic program bringing together
students, faculty and staff to address sustainability issues,
as well as the award-winning Sustainability Coordinator program.
She is a director of the US Green Building Council's Cascadia
chapter and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability
in Higher Education.
Energy Manager Jorge Marques has been named Acting Director effective
UBC researcher wins Health Services Research
Morris Barer, a faculty member with UBC’s
Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, received the 2006
Canadian Health Services Research Foundation Health Services Research
Advancement Award, worth $10,000.
Recognized for his work with the Ontario Economic Council, the
BC Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the mentoring role
he maintains with students, Barer also helped launch the Canadian
Association for Health Services and Policy Research and the new
Canadian health services research journal, Healthcare Policy.
The award recognizes any individual, team or organization that
has contributed significantly to the advancement of the health
services research community in Canada.