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UBC This Week | Mar. 29, 2007

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Faculty of Education 50th Anniversary Celebrations:


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UBC Faculty of Education celebrates 50 years

UBC's Faculty of Education has provided leadership in teaching, scholarship, research, and service for half a century. To acknowledge this landmark, the Faculty will be hosting a wide range of events, such as the Opening Ceremony on March 30, a public forum March 31, and a 10/5K Run and 2K Walk for Education on April 1.

For further information, visit www.educ.ubc.ca/anniversary.

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LifeSciences BC honours UBC professors at BC Biotechnology Awards

Prof. Emeritus David Dolphin, the lead creator behind QLT's anti-blindness drug Visudyne, has been named this year's winner of LifeSciences BC's Lifetime Achievement award. Prof. Emeritus Allen Eaves and Prof. Connie Eaves have received the Genome BC Award for Scientific Excellence for their pioneering work in stem cell research. Dr. Aubrey Tingle, president and CEO of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research shared the Leadership Award with Dr. Alan Winter, president and CEO of Genome BC. Dr. Max Cynader, director of the Brain Research Centre at Vancouver Coastal Health and UBC, was named Researcher of the Year.

These awards are presented annually by LifeSciences BC (formerly BC Biotech) to recognize individuals and organizations that have made exceptional contributions to the biotech sector in the province. The awards will be presented at the annual BC Biotechnology Awards Ceremony on April 18.

For further details, visit www.lifesciencesbc.ca.

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3M award goes to UBC professors

English Senior Instructor Judy Brown and Assoc. Prof. in Curriculum Studies Harry Hubball have been named 3M National Teaching Fellows. This award honours up to 10 university faculty members each year for their contribution to teaching and learning. UBC is one of only two Canadian universities to have two professors designated this year.

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College for Interdisciplinary Studies appoints a Principal

Prof. Grant Ingram has been appointed Principal of the College for Interdisciplinary Studies for a three-year term, effective April 1. Ingram is currently Associate Dean Strategic Planning and Research, Faculty of Science, and Professor of physical oceanography in the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences. He has served as Dean pro tem in the Faculty of Science, and was founding Principal of UBC's St. John's College.

Before coming to UBC, Ingram was Chair of the Institute of Oceanography and Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at McGill. He obtained his PhD in the joint program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and his BSc and MSc from McGill.

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Campus Advisory Board on Student Development (CABSD) announces 2006/07 winners

The CABSD recognises several categories of contributions and improvements to the student experience and learning environment at UBC. The following awards have been conferred:

Margaret Fulton Award, for an individual:

  • Tim Louman-Gardiner (Third Year Law)
  • Winnie Cheung (Office of the AVP International)
  • Johanna Waggott (Housing)

Helen McCrae Award, for a service for students provided by AMS, GSS or UBC

  • SCI Team (a Science student development group)
  • UBC Farm and Centre for Sustainable Food Systems
  • Let’s Talk Science

Alfred Scow Award, for an undergraduate program or department

  • Mech 2 Program, Faculty of Applied Science
  • Global Resource System Program, Faculty of Land & Food Systems

For further details, visit www.vpstudents.ubc.ca.

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Spring Biodiversity Lecture investigates the future of plant survival

Dr. Peter Raven, Director of the Missouri Botanical Garden, will present the Spring Biodiversity Lecture at UBC on April 3. Raven is an advocate of research, conservation, biodiversity and sustainability. He has received the 2001 National Medal of Science, the U.S.'s highest award for scientific accomplishment.

The Biodiversity Lectures are put on by the Beaty Museum of Natural History of the Biodiversity Research Centre at UBC.

For more information, visit www.biodiversity.ubc.ca.

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VP, External and Legal Affairs moves to Great Northern Way

Prof. Dennis Pavlich will resign his administrative appointment as VP, External and Legal Affairs effective this spring in order to take on his new role as President of UBC’s Great Northern Way Campus. He will also serve as a Killam Award scholar in UBC’s Faculty of Law. Prof. Stephen Toope praised Pavlich’s contribution to the University over the past twelve years, serving as associate vice president, university counsel and vice president, working with the Chan Centre and the Learning Exchange.

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