UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 09 | May
Six standouts to receive service excellence awards
Recipients contribute the extra that makes a difference
Six members of the university community will be recognized for their
outstanding contributions to UBC and campus life as recipients of this
year's President Service Award for Excellence.
Each recipient will receive a gold medal and $5,000 in a presentation during
Spring Congregation ceremonies.
As director of the Women's Resources Centre (WRC) for the
past 24 years,
Ruth Sigal has led a community resource that assists more than 25,000
clients annually through educational programs and drop-in counselling.
Sigal is directly responsible for volunteer and staff
program development, teaching, and community outreach. She will oversee the
centre's move to Robson Square later this year.
Vicki Koulouris joined UBC's Faculty of Dentistry in 1974 and
shortly after became graduate secretary in the division of Graduate
Koulouris is renowned for her willingness to serve all manner of students'
needs, for her role in attracting top graduate students, and as a
Roseanne McIndoe has worked as a research technician for the Faculty
of Medicine for the past 36 years.
She is also an active volunteer for the Crane Library as a reader of Braille
books, the health sciences representative on the UBC United Way Campaign
committee and the organizer of the Health Sciences United Way Pancake
Ben Clifford agreed to a one-year term as a technician for
chemistry laboratories in 1967, after which he planned to travel the world.
Thirty-four years later he is lab director in Analytical and
and revered by faculty and students alike as a technician who goes far beyond
the call of duty to assist students.
Sharon Walker has worked at the UBC Bookstore for more than 22
years, most recently as warehouse manager. Throughout her career,
she has been
admired for her concern for staff and colleagues' well-being.
She particularly enjoys co-ordinating the regalia for
ensuring that each graduate is properly fitted and injecting humour
to warm them up for the big event.
Throughout his 33 years at UBC, Anatomy Prof. Chuck Slonecker
has served on an endless list of committees, including the
for the President's Service Awards for Excellence.
This year, the committee, in his absence, recommended him for the award as the
epitome of the selfless public servant.
As director of Ceremonies and University Relations since 1990, he has presided
over countless functions on the university's behalf and is a familiar figure to
thousands of students at Congregation.