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UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 13 | Nov. 7, 2002

Fall Congregation Ceremonies Include Installation of New Chancellor

Honorary Degrees for Ike Barber and Shirley Tilghman

By Hilary Thomson

UBC’s new chancellor will be installed during Fall Congregation ceremonies to be held at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts Nov. 27 to 29.

Chancellor Allan McEachern will officially join the UBC community on Nov. 27 at 10 a.m., after which he will preside over nine ceremonies where more than 2,600 students will receive their degrees. All ceremonies will be broadcast live on the Internet.

The chancellor will present honorary degrees to UBC alumnus and benefactor Irving K. (Ike) Barber and Princeton University president Shirley Tilghman.

Born and raised in Canada, Tilghman is a leader in the field of molecular biology. Her research has focused on mammalian genetics and the role that genes play in the development of mammal embryos. Her research accomplishments have earned her membership in the National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society of London.

Tilghman’s teaching has been recognized with the 1996 Princeton President Award for Distinguished Teaching. She is also well known for her national leadership in promoting women in science and enriching the early careers of young scientists.

She receives her honorary degree at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 27.

Barber graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry in 1950. He founded Slocan Forest Products Ltd. in 1978 and built it into one of the leading lumber producers in North America.

Barber’s community endeavours include construction of a forestry laboratory at the University of Northern B.C.; establishing the Irving K. Barber Diabetes Research Endowment Fund at UBC; and the Ike Barber Human Islet Transplant Laboratory at Vancouver Hospital in partnership with UBC. Last month Barber donated $20 million to create the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre that will transform Main Library into a high-tech information centre that will serve both the campus and the international community.

Barber receives his degree on Nov. 27 at 10 a.m.

A schedule of ceremonies, Web broadcast and ticket reservations is at www.graduation.ubc.ca.

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