UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 08 | Apr.
Prof. James Dimmick has been appointed head of the Pathology Dept.
in the Faculty
A UBC alumnus, Dimmick obtained his medical degree here in 1968 and
joined the Faculty of Medicine as a professor of Pathology in 1990. He most
recently served as director of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at
Children's Hospital since 1992.
He succeeds former head Prof. Bruce McManus who now directs the new Institute
of Circulatory and Respiratory Health, part of the new Canadian Institutes of
Dr. Bruce Crawford has been appointed acting head of the Dept. of Anatomy in
the Faculty of Medicine.
A faculty member since 1977, Crawford is a UBC medical school alumnus
and also holds a doctorate in Zoology.
A researcher of morphogenesis, or how the body and organs are formed, Crawford
has also worked with the Canadian Space Agency investigating the
effect of microgravity on development.
Crawford replaces Dr. William Ovalle who has led the department
for the past
Classics Prof. Anthony Barrett, English Prof. John Wilson Foster, Math Prof.
Dale Rolfsen, and Educational and Counselling Psychology and
Prof. Linda Siegel are the Peter Wall Distinguished Scholars in Residence for
Each year, the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies selects up to four
faculty members as scholars.
Scholars are selected primarily on their outstanding research record,
particularly as it fits with the institute's mandate to support basic,
Each scholar receives an office at the institute, an infrastructure
budget of $10,000 for any research-related expenses and up to $5,000 for their
The application deadline for next year's competition is June 30.
For more information about the program, visit www.pwias.ubc.ca.
Kim Gordon, associate director, Intercollegiate and High
Performance in Athletics,
has been selected as Canada's chef de mission for the 2001 World University
A former member of the national rowing team, Gordon will lead
of some 225 athletes, coaches and staff to the bi-annual games to
take place Aug. 22 to Sept. 1 in Beijing.
The games is the second largest international multi-sport event next to the
Olympics. Approximately 5,000 athletes from more than 150 countries
Gordon served as assistant chef, Operations, for Canada at the
1999 World University
games in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in which 153 Canadians competed, including
eight from UBC.