Ten UBC women have been nominated for the 1997 Vancouver YWCA Women of Distinction awards.
The university swept all five nominations in the category of Science and Technology. The nominees are: Prof. Joan Anderson, School of Nursing; Prof. Connie Eaves, Medical Genetics and deputy director, Terry Fox Laboratory; Prof. Sheila Innis, Pediatrics; Maria Klawe, vice-president, Student and Academic Services and professor of Computer Science; and Prof. Rabab Ward, Electrical Engineering and director of the Centre for Integrated Computers Systems Research.
Human Kinetics student Kristine Chambers is nominated in the Young Woman of Distinction category for her exceptional athletic accomplishments and community service.
Nominated in the Education, Training and Development category are Maria Issa, clinical assistant professor, Pathology, and Sally Rogow, professor emerita in Educational Psychology and Special Education.
In the Health and Wellness category, nominations went to Dr. Penny Ballem, clinical associate professor in the Division of Haematology and director of the Women's Health Centre, and Dr. Alice Klinkhoff, clinical assistant professor in the Division of Rheumatology.
UBC is also the sponsor of the Voluntary, Community and Humanitarian Service category. The awards recognize the achievements of women who have made outstanding contributions to the community through professional or volunteer work.
The awards dinner takes place May 15 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. For ticket information call 280-2801.