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UBC This Week | Jun. 1, 2006

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Applied Science educators win 2006 Killam teaching prizes

Electrical and Computer Engineering Sr. Instructor Luis Linares, Mechanical Engineering Assoc. Prof. Carl Ollivier-Gooch, and Nursing Assoc. Prof. JoAnn Perry were all awarded UBC’s highest teaching honours at the May 2006 convocation ceremonies by outgoing UBC President, Martha Piper.

UBC Killam Teaching Prizes are awarded annually from the Killam Endowment Fund to faculty nominated by students, colleagues and alumni in recognition of excellence in teaching. Nominations are adjudicated within each Faculty and recognized university-wide.

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Nursing professor to participate in global health summer institute

School of Nursing Asst. Prof. Susan Dahinten has been selected to participate in the third annual Summer Institute of New Global Health Researchers. Along with Rainuka Dagar, a research partner from India, the duo will develop a research plan to identify, understand and influence factors that contribute to the disparities in children’s developmental health outcomes in rural Punjab.

Sponsored by the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research, the Institute will be held at the Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública in Cuernavaca, Mexico July 9-15. The institute provides a unique training opportunity for pairs of researchers, one from a low- or middle-income country and one from Canada, to promote global partnerships in addressing research challenges.

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UBC educators win Canadian Curriculum Studies awards

Rita Irwin, Associate Dean of the UBC Teaching Education Office, is the recipient of the 2006 Ted T. Aoki Award for Distinguished Service in Canadian Curriculum Studies.

Education Assoc. Prof. Jo-Anne Dillabough, Gina Wang and Jackie Kennelly are the winners of the 2006 Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies (CACS) Outstanding Publication Award. The award recognizes the co-authored article "'Ginas,' 'Thugs' and 'Gangstas': Young People's Struggles To 'Become Somebody' in Working-Class Urban Canada," published in the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing.

The awards are presented by the CACS, a constituent association of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education.

For more information: www.csse.ca.

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Creative Writing student wins Gleed Award for short story collection

Vancouver author and creative writing student Charlotte Gill has won the Danuta Gleed Literary Award for her short story collection “Ladykiller.” The award is named for Danuta Gleed, a writer of short fiction who died in 1996.

The seven-story collection touches on themes of escape, self-sabotage and the power of unconscious desire. Selections from Ladykiller were heard on CBC's “Between the Covers” last year and one story, “Hush,” was a finalist for the 2003 Journey Prize. As her thesis she worked on with Creative Writing Professor Linda Svendsen, “Ladykiller” was also a Governor-General's Award nominee and winner of the BC Book Award in Fiction.

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