UBC This Week | Oct. 19, 2006
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Campus Plan community consultation
Public consultation will help in determining the next steps in
the physical evolution of UBC’s Vancouver campus. From these
ideas a new vision for our spaces and places will support UBC's
position as a leading global university.
Throughout the history of UBC each campus plan has been a dynamic
process, changing in response to the ideas and feedback of the
campus community. The essence of land use planning is shaping
the future growth and development of an area (city, neighbourhood
or campus) by understanding the current needs and desires of the
community and projecting those forward in time. A plan provides
a framework for decision-making that knits individual projects
into a cohesive whole.
For information about blogs, on-line feedback opportunities
and public workshops, visit: www.campusplan.ubc.ca.
Professor nominated for Governor General’s
Sharon Thesen, Creative Writing Associate Prof.
at UBC Okanagan, has been nominated for a 2006 Governor General’s
Literary Award for her latest book of poetry, The Good Bacteria,
published by House of Anansi Press. Winners will be announced
Nov. 21, 2006.
Thesen has been shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary
Award twice before. Her previous book of poetry, A Pair of
Scissors (Anansi), won the Pat Lowther Memorial Award. In
2002, she was a member of the jury for the prestigious Griffin
Prize for Excellence in Poetry. The Canada Council for the Arts
funds, administers and promotes the Governor General’s Literary
Awards, worth $15,000 each.