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UBC This Week | Nov. 30, 2006

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Nominations sought for CUFA Distinguished Academics Awards

The Confederation of University Faculty Associations of British Columbia (CUFA/BC) is accepting nominations for the Academic of the Year Award and the Career Achievement Award for the thirteenth annual Distinguished Academics Awards.

CUFA/BC represents more than 4,300 professors, instructors, professional librarians and other academic staff at UBC, SFU, UVic, UNBC and Royal Roads University. The mandate of the group is to advocate a high quality and broadly accessible system of public post-secondary education and research in British Columbia.

Send nominations by February 5, 2007. For information on nomination forms or to purchase tickets for the April 11, 2007 event, visit: www.cufa.bc.ca/award.

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Holiday wreath sale at the UBC Botanical Garden

Each year the volunteer Friends of the Garden at the UBC Botanical Garden makes more than 300 fresh holiday season wreaths available for sale at the Shop in the Garden daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Including rare and unusual plant materials from the Botanical Garden and members’ private gardens, each wreath is unique and varies in size from 10 to 30 inches. Wreaths start at $30.

Table decorations, door swags, miniature Christmas trees and decorations are also available in the Shop in the Garden from Nov. 29 until Dec. 8 (or until supplies run out). All proceeds support education, research and plant conservation at the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre of Plant Research.

For more information: www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org.

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UBC Professor named Secretary to Global Academy

Prof. Emeritus David Hardwick has been elected Secretary of the International Academy of Pathology (IAP) at its Centennial Congress in Montreal. Hardwick, Professor Emeritus of Pathology and Pediatrics, is currently Special Advisor on Planning overseeing facility and AV/IT design and presentation for the Faculty of Medicine's province-wide Distributed Medical Education Program.

Hardwick created an online portal that provides free access to Pathology education and research reports to more than 70,000 pathologists and physicians in 100 countries. Called The Knowledge Hub for Pathology, it can be found at www.uscap.org. The IAP is the world’s largest and oldest Pathology organization, founded in Montreal in 1906. Founding members included Prof. F.F. Wesbrook, UBC's founding President.

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Attention Professors Emeriti - Campus Plan feedback needed

The Campus Plan is being revised through a process that will take an estimated eighteen months. All members of the campus community are being asked to assist, but of special importance is the feedback and experience of our UBC Professors Emeriti.

UBC is looking for feedback on past campus developments that have been successful (or not successful) in enhancing the student experience and supporting teaching and learning. Such developments may include building enhancements, common areas, bike paths, pedestrian greenways, etc.

Contact Anne annebp@interchange.ubc.ca with your ideas.

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