Dr. Bruce Fleming has been named associate dean, Student Affairs, in the Faculty of Medicine.
A UBC graduate, Fleming is a specialist in emergency medicine and instructs both the trauma and cardiac life support programs.
A contributor to the core curriculum material for undergraduate medical students, Fleming was awarded the honour of outstanding teacher by the residents in Emergency Medicine in 1996 and by the fourth-year medical class at UBC in 1999.
Statistics Prof. Nancy Heckman has been elected a member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI).
Prof. Heckman was elected to the ISI in recognition of her contributions to the theory of function estimation.
Established in 1885, ISI is a Netherlands-based international scientific association that seeks to develop and improve statistical methods and their application through the promotion of international activity and co-operation.
Dr. Robert Brunham has been appointed director of the University of British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (UBC-CDC) and professor in the Dept. of Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine.
A UBC graduate, Brunham is also named the medical director of the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control Society. His own research focuses on sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV with the goal of developing vaccines.
The UBC-CDC is the newest of the Faculty of Medicine's eight research centres of excellence and was opened in 1997.
UBC's women's field hockey team has won its second consecutive CIAU championship, defeating the University of Victoria Vikes, 1-0. The national championship is the team's seventh, number 44 for UBC. The team is coached by Hash Kanjee.
Under the direction of Electrical Engineering Prof. Guy Dumont, the collaborative efforts of the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Pulp and Paper Centre, and Universal Dynamics Ltd., have been recognized with a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Synergy '99 Award.
The award was given for the development and commercialization of BrainWave, an adaptive controller that can be used in process industries including pulp and paper and food processing.
The award, co-sponsored by NSERC and The Conference Board of Canada, recognizes examples of university-industry collaboration that stand as a model of effective partnerships.