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UBC Reports | Vol. 46 | No. 20 | Dec. 14, 2000

Honour Roll

Dr. Robert Armstrong has been named head of the Dept. of Pediatrics in UBC's Faculty of Medicine and pediatrician-in-chief of the Children's & Women's Health Centre of B.C. for an initial five-year term.

Armstrong obtained his undergraduate degree at Simon Fraser University. He earned his medical degree and MSc and PhD in Growth and Development from McMaster University.

A faculty member since 1987, Armstrong has been active in the evolution of developmental pediatrics from a clinical research and educational perspective in B.C., nationally and internationally. He has recently been co-chairing a national co-ordinating group working to create an institute focused on maternal child and youth health.

He succeeds Dr. Judith Hall who has served as head of the Pediatrics Dept. since 1990.

A distinguished nuclear physics researcher and educator has been named the new director of TRIUMF -- Canada's national laboratory for nuclear and particle physics which is located at UBC.

Alan Shotter, currently a professor of experimental physics at the University of Edinburgh will start a five-year appointment next fall.

He will lead the Canadian effort at the Isotope Accelerator facility at TRIUMF.

Shotter is considered Europe's top researcher in the field of nuclear physics using accelerated beams of exotic ions. He is currently leading the research effort in nuclear physics in the U.K. He is a fellow of the Institute of Physics and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

TRIUMF is supported with funding from the federal government and the National Research Council of Canada.

UBC, the University of Alberta, Carleton University, Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria operate the laboratory under a joint venture agreement.

UBC alumnus Marta Adamovic recently won a Palm Pilot V courtesy of the UBC Bookstore.

Adamovic was among those who provided feedback on the 1999/00 UBC Annual Report on-line by Nov. 30.

UBC's Annual Report is available at www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/annualreports.


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