UBC This Week | Jun. 1, 2006
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Applied Science educators win 2006 Killam teaching
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.
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.
UBC educators win Canadian Curriculum
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.
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