Michael Weiss has been appointed director of the English Language Institute (ELI) at UBC.

A former principal of Columbia College, an independent academic college in Vancouver, Weiss has many years of experience in international education.

Part of Continuing Studies, the English Language Institute offers courses in English as a second language to students who wish to build their competence and confidence in the language before applying for post-secondary programs.

French Assoc. Prof. Emerita Marguerite Primeau has been invited by the Canadian Embassy in Paris to participate in the Salon du Livre, a major book exhibition to be held in Paris March 18 - 24.

Primeau, author of Sauvage-Sauvageon, won the Prix Champlain in 1986.

Primeau will give readings at the exhibition and the book's English translation by UBC French graduate Margaret Fuller will be honoured at the event.