UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 13 | Nov.
Fall Congregation Ceremonies Include Installation of New
Honorary Degrees for Ike Barber and Shirley Tilghman
By Hilary Thomson
UBCs 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.
Tilghmans 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
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
Barbers 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
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.