UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 14 | Dec.
Four New Distinguished Scholars
The Peter Wall Institute of Advanced Studies (PWIAS) has
selected four senior UBC researchers for distinction.
Named as Distinguished UBC Scholars in Residence for 2003
are: Nursing Prof. Joan Anderson, Psychology Prof. Ken Craig,
English Prof. Sherrill Grace and Geography Prof. David Ley.
The selection is primarily based on research accomplishments
that are interdisciplinary in nature and oriented to basic
Scholars who take up the one-year post are given research
office space at PWIAS and a personal infrastructure budget
of $12,000 that can be used for research-related activities.
Twenty UBC faculty members have received the distinction since
the programs inception in 1999.
For more information on the program, visit www.pwias.ubc.ca.
Brain Research Centre Receives Major Gift
The Brain Research Centres (BRC) recruiting resources
have been boosted by $2.75 million thanks to a gift from a
charitable organization founded and managed by a UBC alumnus.
The Tula Foundation, founded by alumnus and entrepreneur
Eric Peterson, has given $550,000 per year for five years
to fund five new Young Scientist Awards at the centre.
Max Cynader, BRC director, will identify recipients over
the next two years. Awards will be made in all areas of neuroscience
This is an exciting opportunity for UBC to assist outstanding
young scientists at a critical stage in their career and place
them in a collaborative, state-of-the-art research environment,
Peterson, a former neuroscientist, graduated in 1972 with
a BSc in Biology and completed a masters degree in Genetics
For more information about the awards, contact Max Cynader
The BRC, housed in the Koerner and Detwiller Pavilions of
UBC Hospital, is a partnership of UBCs Faculty of Medicine
and Vancouver Hospital, part of the Vancouver Coastal Health
National Honours for Wood Products Processing Program
The Bachelor of Science in Wood Products Processing program
in the Faculty of Forestry has received the 2002 Yves Landry
Foundation Award for the most innovative Canadian university-level
manufacturing technology program. The program is the only
one of its kind in Canada and graduated its first students
The co-operative education option of the program has maintained
100 per cent placement and graduates generally receive multiple
permanent job offers. The Yves Landry Foundation provides
opportunities for business, education and government to train
a world-class pool of skilled manufacturing workers, technicians,
technologists and engineers.