UBC This Week | Jun. 15, 2006
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UBC welcomes the World Urban Forum June 19-23
UBC and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
welcome the world to the World Urban Forum June
19-23 in Vancouver. During this five-day event non-governmental
organizations, community-based organizations, urban professionals,
educators, politicians, academics, engineers, artists and journalists,
among others, will focus their attentions on one common topic:
For more information on public events, Earth
Blog, forums, tours, workshops and initiatives related to
urban sustainability visit www.wuf3.ubc.ca.
UBC Professor awarded Founder's Medal
Geography Prof. Derek Gregory was awarded the
Founder's Medal by the Royal Geographical Society for international
leadership in research in human geography and social theory. Her
Majesty The Queen approves the award of two Gold Medals, the Founder’s
and the Patron’s medal, each year. Originating in 1831,
the Society's gold medals are awarded for the encouragement and
promotion of geography, science and discovery.
UBC student receives National Volunteer
Presented by the Let’s Talk Science (LTS) program, student
medical researcher Derrick Randall was recognized
with the 2006 National Volunteer award for his work in sharing
science with children in small and under-served communities. A
true student leader, Randall completed his undergraduate and graduate
education at UBC and is entering the university’s medical
school in September.
In conjunction with 22 post-secondary Canadian institutions,
LTS provides opportunities to inspire youth to explore potential
careers in the sciences. LTS is a national charitable organization
that strives to improve science literacy through leadership, innovative
educational programs, research and advocacy.
For more information: www.letstalkscience.ca.
UBC Continuing Studies receives eight
UBC Continuing Studies was presented with eight awards from the
Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE)
in Toronto, and the University Continuing Education Association
(UCEA) in San Diego.
The UBC Certificate in Aboriginal Health Care Administration
was recognized for outstanding programming at both events. Developed
through a collaboration of the Institute for Aboriginal Health
and College of Health Disciplines, the ten-month program builds
knowledge for effective administration of Aboriginal community-based
health programs and facilities.
UBC Continuing Studies also won awards for program excellence
for the UBC Certificate in Project Management (offered in collaboration
with the Sauder School of Business and the UBC Faculty of Applied
Science); CAUCE outstanding marketing awards in advertising and
thematic campaign categories; a UCEA marketing award for brand
development; and an innovative marketing award for the publication
“Open Minds: Continuing Education in Review.”
more information, visit: www.cstudies.ub.ca.
UBC alumna wins literary criticism award
for UBC doctoral dissertation
Louise Ladouceur of the Faculté St. Jean,
University of Alberta, was selected as the winner of the recently
announced Garbrielle Roy Prize for Literary Criticism. The prize-winning
book is a revised version of her 1997 doctoral dissertation, supervised
by Derek Carr and Alain-Michel Rocheleau (UBC French, Hispanic
and Italian Sudies) and Margery Fee and Jerry Wasserman (UBC Department
Grant funds math teaching for Aboriginal
Principal investigator Cynthia Nicol, co-investigator Jo-ann
Archibald, co-investigator Heather Kelleher and collaborator Lee
Brown received a two-year $66,500 grant from the Canadian Council
on Learning for their project “Developing and Investigating
Culturally Responsive Approaches to Mathematics Teaching and Learning.”
The collaborative project works with students, parents, teachers
and community members to improve mathematics teaching and learning
for Aboriginal students.
The program is a unique partnership with UBC, Haida Gwaii Nation
and School District, Nisga'a Nation and School District, and the
Vancouver School Board.
For more information: www.ccl-cca.ca/ccl.