UBC This Week | Feb. 22, 2007
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Four members of UBC Community receive
the Order of Canada
Four members of the UBC community were appointed to the
Order of Canada by Governor General Michaëlle
Jean on Feb. 20.
Alumnus Robert Louie, Board of Governors
member and Chief of the Westbank First Nations; William
H. New, University Killam Prof. Emeritus, and Jaymie
Matthews, Assoc. Prof. of Physics and Astronomy
were all named to the rank of Officer. Jonathan
Stoessl, Prof. of Neurology and Director of the
Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre, was named Member of
Established in 1967, the Order of Canada is the highest
honour awarded to Canadian citizens for a lifetime of outstanding
achievement, dedication to the community and service to
For more information, visit www.gg.ca.
UBC mathematician wins $70,000
Killam Research Fellowship
On Feb. 22, UBC Prof. Edwin Perkins, a
Canada Research Chair in mathematics, was named as one of
10 2007 Killam Research Fellows for his research on Interactive
Branching Population Models.
The awards, worth $70,000 a year, support scholars engaged
in research projects in the humanities, social sciences,
natural sciences, health sciences, engineering and interdisciplinary
studies within these fields.
UBC doctor receives Canadian Association
for Medical Education (CAME) award
Dr. Ravinder Sidhu, Assistant Prof. in
UBC’s Division of Vascular Surgery, has received the
Canadian Association of Medical Education (CAME) Certificate
of Merit in 2007 for his outstanding commitment to medical
education at UBC.
Sidhu has pursued education and educational research as the focus
of his scholarly activities, and he has been engaged in
research in the areas of technical skills evaluation, optimum
learning environments and assessment.
For more information, visit www.came-acem.ca.