UBC Reports People for 97-12-11


David Dodge, former deputy minister in the federal Ministry of Finance,
is the first Distinguished Senior Visiting Fellow at the SFU-UBC Centre for
the Study of Government and Business (CSGB).

Dodge is on leave from Ottawa until May to study economic growth, health-care
policies, fiscal policy and risk analysis in the public sector. He will guest
lecture in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.

Prof. Clarence de Silva has been elected a Fellow of the Institute
of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). De Silva, a mechanical engineer
and holder of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
Chair in Industrial Automation, is also a fellow of the American Society of
Mechanical Engineers. He has received numerous awards for his research and was
recently appointed editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Knowledge-Based
Intelligent Engineering Systems
. He had previously served as regional editor
for the publication, which publishes original papers in engineering applications
of knowledge-based systems, neural networks, fuzzy systems, evolutionary computing,
intelligent control and automation.

Ken Lum, an associate professor of Fine Arts, is one of four Simon Fraser
University graduates to receive the university’s 1997 Outstanding Alumni Award.
Lum’s internationally acclaimed photo and text-based work has been shown in
New York, London, Cologne, Milan, Amsterdam, Paris, Vienna and next month in
Rome. Last year he was a guest professor at the L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

Lum recently took part in the Johannesburg Biennale in South Africa. His work
consisted of two enormous billboards overlooking an expressway.

On one side of the billboard was a head-and-shoulders photo of a young Asian
woman with the text, “I want to stay.” The other side showed the same woman
from behind with the text, “I want to leave” — a provocative message in a country
struggling with the transition to a post-apartheid multiracial society.