UBC's Equity Office has won the Government of Canada's 1997 Vision Award for achievements in employment equity.

The award recognizes special achievements made by organizations implementing an employment equity workplan and maintaining a representative workforce.

In 1996, UBC achieved workforce representation of 52 per cent women, one per cent aboriginal people, 21 per cent visible minorities, and five per cent persons with disabilities.

From 1990 through 1996, UBC hired women to fill 37 per cent of new tenure-track faculty positions.

Finalists for the award are chosen by a panel of previous award recipients. The Equity Office was previously recognized with certificates of merit.

Competition for the award is open to all organizations covered under the federal Employment Equity Act. Previous recipients include 3M Canada, the Bank of Montreal, and York University.

A new interdisciplinary program in Internet Marketing, the first of its kind anywhere, will be offered next month by Continuing Studies in partnership with the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration's Executive Programs.

The certificate program will show marketing professionals and business entrepreneurs how to use the Internet to increase sales, develop new markets and expand customer service.

The program, developed with cooperation from industry leaders, covers such topics as on-line user behaviour, Internet technologies, products and services, Web site advertising and promotion, as well as the legal and regulatory issues of the Internet.

For more information call 604-822-1438.

An award-winning exhibit that provides insight into early life on the south coast of British Columbia returns to the Museum of Anthropology until Dec. 31.

Written in the Earth, a collaboration between archeologists and local First Nations, won an award last year for outstanding achievement from the Canadian Museums Association.

Close to a third of the artifacts come from the 2,000-year-old Marpole site in south Vancouver, which contained one of the richest records of ancient art in Canada before much of it was destroyed by development.