Future policy makers offered opportunity

Students studying and researching Canadian policy issues and development are encouraged to apply for the newly created Canadian Policy Research Awards Graduate Prizes.

Up to 10 winners will participate in a national policy seminar in Ottawa with some of this country's most distinguished researchers and leading policy-makers Nov. 24-29. Prize recipients will also be sponsored to attend the third annual National Policy Research Conference, "Canada in a Global Society," to be held in Ottawa Nov. 30-Dec. 1.

Prize winners will have their travel, accommodation and living expenses covered for the seminar and conference.

Deadline for nominations is Sept. 15.

Please note: The Canadian Policy Research Awards have been discontinued as of 2002.

For more information and to apply for the prizes, visit www.policyresearch.gc.ca or call (613) 947-1956.

The prizes are sponsored by the Government of Canada's Policy Research Secretariat, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Canadian Institute of Health Research and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council.

Continuing Studies is top of the class

UBC's Continuing Studies was honoured with two awards at a recent meeting of the Canadian Association of University Continuing Education (CAUCE). Marketing Services was presented with a CAUCE Marketing Award of Excellence for a highly successful calendar promoting computer and technology programs.

The Multimedia Program for Chilean Educators earned a CAUCE Program Award of Excellence.

Taught through interpreters, the intensive eight-week program prepares 25 non-English- speaking educators with the knowledge and skills to integrate new technology.

For more information about UBC Continuing Studies programs, call 604-822-1444 or visit www.cstudies.ubc.ca.