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UBC This Week | Mar. 22, 2007

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UBC photographer wins silver CCAE award

UBC staff member and photographer Martin Dee has been recognized with a silver award for Best 2006 Photograph from the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) in its PRIX D’EXCELLENCE annual awards program.

The photo of recent graduate and basketball star Pasha Bains was used in UBC Reports and the 2005/ 06 UBC Annual Report.

For a look at the photo, visit: www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/ubcreports/2006/06mar02/20for20.html.

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Award-winning professor to present Larkin Lecture

University of Washington Prof. Ray Hilborn will be presenting the eighth Larkin Lecture entitled Learning from fisheries successes: Managing fish is managing people. The free public lecture will be held at 5 p.m. March 28, 2007 at UBC Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory, 2202 Main Mall.

Hilborn is the Richard C. and Lois M. Worthington Professor of Fisheries Management in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington.

Hilborn was also jointly awarded the 2006 Volvo Environment Prize with UBC Fisheries Centre Professors Daniel Pauly and Carl Walters.

The Larkin Lecture Fund was established in honour of retired UBC Prof. Peter Larkin who passed away in 1996. The Lecture is held biennially at the UBC Fisheries Centre and the manuscript is submitted for publication in Fish and Fisheries.

For more information and registration: www.fisheries.ubc.ca/events/lectures.

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Sustainability education forum

A one-day forum on March 31, 2007 at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue will explore the role of education in achieving a sustainable British Columbia.

Entitled Why Sustainability Education? the forum will feature interactive dialogues on learning and teaching that leads to action with Charles Hopkins, UN Chair for Education for Sustainable Development, York University; Gerald Farthing, Deputy Minister, Education, Citizenship and Youth, Manitoba; Moura Quayle, BC Deputy Minister of Advanced Education; and Alejandro Rojas and Yona Sipos from the UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems.

Participation is limited to 65. For more information, visit: webform.sfu.ca.

Registration also includes seating at the 2007 Imagine BC event, focusing on the future of education in BC. Delegates and guests will engage in conversation with CBC Radio Almanac host Mark Forsythe about recommendations from this year's Bowen Island Dialogue consensus statement. This event is on March 30, 2007 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m, at the Wosk Centre. For more information, visit: www.sfu.ca/dialogue/imaginebc.

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UBC student wins Millennium Excellence Award

UBC international relations student Josephine Wong was awarded a top-tier Millennium Excellence award from the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation. She was also invited to participate in the Foundation’s Think Again conference, providing award winners the opportunity to network with other laureates and discuss social issues with experts in a variety of fields.

Each year, the Foundation distributes more than 2000 Millennium Entrance and In-Course Excellence Awards to students just beginning their studies, or who have completed two years of studies at post-secondary institutions. Candidates for the Millennium Excellence Award are evaluated on their demonstration of leadership, innovation, community involvement and academic achievement. For more information, visit: www.excellenceaward.ca.

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UBC Fine Arts Librarian explores the world of archives and art

The link between archives and art will be discussed by Vanessa Kam, Administrative Librarian at UBC Library’s Fine Arts division, in a pair of upcoming talks.

Kam will examine the work and archives of contemporary artists Felipe Ehrenberg and Lynn Hershman in her presentation, Artists’ Archives: Views from herein. The talks are scheduled for March 29, from 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. as part of the Colloquium Series presented by the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies. The April 3 event from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Lasserre Building is presented by UBC Library and the Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory, marking the inaugural lecture of the Diana Cooper Memorial Lecture Series.

For more information: www.liveat.ubc.ca/liveatubc/events/eventDetails.eventos?eventId=19933.

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UBC student wins journalism award

UBC student Kendyl R. Salcito was recently awarded the David S. Barr award for her article, "War Brewing Over Mineral Rights in Rural BC," a report on a controversial government program that allows mineral staking on private property.

Presented by the Newspaper Guild-CWA (Communications Workers of America), the David S. Barr award recognizes college and high school students for achievements in journalism, with scholarship awards of $1,500 and $500, respectively.

The Newspaper Guild-CWA represents 35,000 journalists and newspaper workers in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

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New addition to President’s Office

Patricia Stevens has accepted the position of Director, Office of the President, effective April 2, 2007. Patricia will lead the President’s Office team in providing administrative support for the President. Previously, Stevens was Director, Office of the Vice President Administration and Finance since 2003.

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UBC professor wins chemical engineering award

Chemical and Biological Engineering Prof. Emeritus Paul Watkinson has won the 2007 R.S. Jane Memorial Award, the premier award of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering, in recognition of his significant contributions to chemical engineering in Canada. An expert in high-temperature reactors, Watkinson will present, as part of the award, a lecture at the 57th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference in Edmonton in October.

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