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UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 14 | Dec. 5, 2002


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 research.

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 program’s inception in 1999.

For more information on the program, visit www.pwias.ubc.ca.

Brain Research Centre Receives Major Gift

The Brain Research Centre’s (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 research.

“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,” says Cynader.

Peterson, a former neuroscientist, graduated in 1972 with a BSc in Biology and completed a master’s degree in Genetics in 1975.

For more information about the awards, contact Max Cynader (cynader@brain.ubc.ca)

The BRC, housed in the Koerner and Detwiller Pavilions of UBC Hospital, is a partnership of UBC’s Faculty of Medicine and Vancouver Hospital, part of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority.

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 in 1999.

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.

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