In This Issue
Winning Design Unveiled: Central Campus to be Transformed
Year of Physics: A Canadian TRIUMF
and Colleagues Fundraise in Memory of Surgeon to Endow UBC Chair in Breast
Your Brain: Free Public Lectures
Archives: Search and Read Historical Issues of the Alumni Chronicle, The
and UBC Reports
Alumni & Student News
Illuminating Achievers: Spotlight on Twelve Members
of the UBC Community
Tales: How One Person Can Make a Big Difference
Association AGM Marks First Year of Closer Relations with University
and Now: Campus Memories
Events and Services
Program: Focus on New Zealand
Get Your (cinnamon) Buns Back on Campus for Alumni Reunion Weekend
Boulevard Architectural Competition
of an international architectural competition to redesign the centrally
located University Boulevard on Point Grey campus have been announced.
Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Planners (Santa Monica, CA) with
Hughes Condon Marler: Architects (Vancouver, BC) were the successful
For a summary
of their vision, including an animation,
visit the website.
The UN named
2005 the World
Year of Physics, with activities happening worldwide to mark
the field's contributions to society. And with some world class
research facilities of its own, Canada can hardly be considered
a foot dragger.
TRIUMF is a subatomic physics research laboratory located on Point
Grey campus. Its primary feature is the world's biggest cyclotron,
a type of particle accelerator. Its electromagnet weighs 4000 tons
and has a diameter of 18 metres. The research facilities cater to
about 500 Canadian scientists and attract top researchers from other
of the research carried out at TRIUMF are the treatment of eye cancers,
a scanner for specialized brain scans, and the development of numerous
by the National Research Council of Canada, TRIUMF is a joint venture
involving UBC, SFU, Carleton University, and the universities of
Toronto, Victoria and Alberta.
101 (for the Arts inclined)
staff gather on the lower sectors of the cyclotron magnet (1972)
February of 1976, Prime Minister Trudeau visited TRIUMF. "I
don't really know what a cyclotron is but I am certainly very happy
Canada has one!" he said.
Reconstruction Surgeon Remembered
Anne Clugston BSc'81, MD'86, died peacefully on March 1, 2005, at
Vancouver General Hospital in the loving company of her husband,
friends and family.
of Surgery, UBC Faculty of Medicine website):
was instrumental in the creation and growth of the UBC Breast Reconstruction
Program, which has treated over 1000 women to date.
the work that Patty did, and to further improve the delivery of
this program, we are fundraising to endow a chair in Patty's name
in breast reconstruction at UBC. The fundraising goal is 5 million
dollars. This will allow the recruitment of a breast reconstruction
surgeon who can dedicate a significant amount of time to the administration
of the program, educational outreach, research, as well as clinical
The first significant
fundraising effort will be this year's Scotia Bank run on June
26 in Vancouver. We invite you to join us in the run (walk)
as part of the team Dr. Patty's Pals. You can then get pledges for
the team which will go to the fund for Patty's chair. Thanks in
advance for your support of this very important event."
you can donate online.
details please contact Dr.
Peter Lennox firstname.lastname@example.org
The Vancouver Institute is a voluntary organization established in 1916
to act as a bridge between the university and the community. Members of
the community are invited to attend free lectures by UBC or visiting academics.
Recent topics have included: The Aging Brain; The Romans in Scotland:
Their Far Frontier; Albert Einstein's Legacy—Our Best Description
of the Universe; Chinese Painting: The Realities Behind the Ideals
Second Annual UBC Multiculturalism Lecture
Thursday June 23, 2005
Centre for the Performing Arts (Speaker / Title to be announced)
Most Vancouver Institute lectures take place on Point Grey campus. To
learn more about the institute, and to browse upcoming lectures, please
visit the website.
UBC's downtown campus at Robson Square also offers free lectures, discussions
and readings to the public.
Eye on India: Making
Sense of the Fast-Growing Indian Economy
presented by economist and television commentator Shubhashis Gangopadhyay
more than one billion people, has emerged as one of the fastest growing
economies in the world. It is a complex country full of contradictions
– home to many of the world’s poor yet a dominant player in
sophisticated sectors like software and biotech. What sense can we make
of the Indian economy?"
For more information,
contact: Karen Jew at 604-822-4688
Thursday, June 23rd, 2005
4:00pm - 5:30 pm
Talk of the
For information on
upcoming subjects, visit the Talk of the Town website.
Square Reading Series brings people together for a common purpose:
the broadening of minds. In that spirit of diversity, the UBC Bookstore
and UBC Library at Robson Square are pleased to present a selection
of writers from varying backgrounds with a particular emphasis on
new voices. As a university, a centre for learning, it is our intention
to foster our next generation of writers, giving them a place to
reach out to the community, making a space for sharing, learning
Canada Day (2)
Bill Gaston and Terence Young
Wednesday, June 29th at 7:00 pm
Gaston, BA'75, MA'78, MFA'81, has published five novels including
the critically acclaimed The Good Body and most recently, Sointula.
He teaches Creative Writing at the University of Victoria.
Terence Young, MFA'96, teaches English at St. Michael's University
College in Victoria and co-edits the Claremont Review. His latest
book is the novel After Goodlake's.
Achievement Awards 2005: Twelve Winners
Award recipients will be honoured at the
11th Annual Alumni Achievement Awards Dinner
November 3, 2005
Fairmont Waterfront Hotel.
to learn more about this year's award winners and for information
about purchasing tickets.
for Research in Science and Medicine
Pieter Cullis, BSc'67, MSc'70,
for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Steven Heine, MA'93, PhD'96
Michael Ames, BA'56
Volunteer Leadership Award
Catherine Ebbehoj, BSN'75, MSN'99
Community Service Award
Freddy Abnousi, BSc'01
George Curtis, LLD'82
Claire Sheldon, MSc'99
Clara Chia Hua Tan, MSc'02
Young Alumnus Award
Cullen Jennings, PhD'02
a Difference Through Mentoring
following stories and others appear in UBC Reports,
published by UBC Public Affairs.
“A year and a half ago, I was wondering if my degree would
be any good once I graduated,” says Meghan McLennan, a biology
graduate who, like many students, found herself struggling with
the transition into the ‘real world.’
Share Conservation Research, Friendship
Sarah Foster and Amanda Vincent went on a six-hour bus ride in February
2004 in search of the perfect margarita.
Alum has Clear Image of Future
Helge Seetzen is about to revolutionize what millions of people
watch every day -- thanks, in part, to the German military.
Hanson Coaches On, and Off, Court
Kevin Hanson, UBC head coach, men’s basketball, has a master’s
degree in coaching science from the School of Human Kinetics, Faculty
Sci Grad Changes Perspective, Discovers Possibilities
Susanne Hille knows choosing a career is no picnic in the park.
The UBC IT Services Executive Director learned the hard way but
is determined to make things easier for young women.
Inaugural Graduate Mentorship Awards
Commitment, consistency and continuity are the hallmarks of a successful
mentoring relationship, according to two faculty members who have
received the inaugural Killam Graduate Mentorship Award.
for a Few Good Women
Spending a year with Naoko Ellis has helped UBC mechanical engineering
PhD candidate Dana Kulic solidify her conviction to pursue a career
A combat sport is how UBC bacterial disease researcher Brett Finlay
describes the competitive world of science research.
the Voice Within
Twenty-two students from the UBC Opera Ensemble sang in the chorus
of Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera (the Masked Ball), performed
by the Vancouver Opera this spring.
Prof Makes Challenge a Winning Experience
When Yosh Kasahara talks to a prospective employer he finds it a
huge advantage to show he has “real-world” experience.
Make Science and Medicine Friendly
A gateway to what the future may hold is how Jane Roskams describes
a web-based centre that connects elementary and high school students
with university mentoring experiences.
Faculty Launches Tri-Mentorship
Andrea Burgoyne, a theatre major participating in the Faculty of
Arts tri-mentorship program, enjoyed her experience at the Granville
Island Arts Club.
it Forward: Pharmacy Prof Honours Own Mentor
Driven to discover? Inspired to investigate? For many undergrads,
the leap from lecture hall to laboratory can be daunting.
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Relations Between Alumni Association and University
Association chair Jane Hungerford, BEd'67, passes gavel to new chair
Martin Ertl, BSc'93
(Below) Martha Piper thanks volunteers during a reception
held at her home.
The Alumni Association
held its AGM on June 15th in Cecil Green Park House. It was preceded
by a UBC volunteer appreciation reception at Norman MacKenzie House,
President Piper's residence.
The year has marked a turning point in relations between the Association
and the university.
A key new position
straddling both organizations is held by Marie Earl, who was hired
as both AVP, Alumni Relations, and Executive Director of the Alumni
a strategic plan for the revamping of alumni services, one of the
first things she did was conduct a survey of alumni to find out
their thoughts on the matter. Read more in our annual report:
Association Annual Report 2004-2005
"We want alumni to be welcomed and valued as lifelong members
of the UBC community, and we want you to contribute and benefit
from the university's achievement and ambitions."
— Martin Ertl, BSc'93, Alumni Association Chair
Now: Campus Memories
to the left shows the Main Library concourse shortly after the library
completed construction in 1925.
In 2002, the
same space was used to create the Chapman Learning Commons (bottom
left) — a gathering and study spot for students, faculty, staff,
alumni and the wider community. Users can chat, surf the Web, study
and access the library's online and other resources. The space is
designed to encourage interaction and the Dodson Room, located just
off the main space, is regularly used for concerts and seminars.
features, like the stained glass windows, are still intact, but
the feel is less formal and the technology has advanced somewhat.
The hard-backed wooden chairs and tables have been replaced with
computer stations, comfortable armchairs, and coffee tables.
At the hub is
the information desk, where users can get access to and advice about
information and learning technologies.They can borrow laptop computers
to use in a wireless system that now extends outside to cover the
space between Main and Koerner libraries.
Commons will be closed until late next year until the second phase
of the Irvine
K. Barber Learning Centre is completed. This centre is replacing
the two old wings of the library and will allow it to expand services
and program and offer wider access to them for the citizens of British
Library concourse in the 1920s (photo courtesy of UBC Library Archives)
Below: The Chapman Learning Commons today (photo by Perry Danforth)
More than 800 alumni
have travelled with the UBC Alumni Travel Program. Our travel partners,
Intrav and Alumni Holidays International, provide the highest quality
service in luxurious, educational travel.
New Zealand’s North & South Islands
This trip takes
in New Zealand's lively urban centers as well as the country's magnificent
natural areas on a cruise aboard the elegant Clipper Odyssey.
It kicks off
with two days in Queenstown and a hat-holding jet boat ride on the
Shotover River through some of the loveliest scenery in the world.
The pace then slows down, allowing ample time to absorb the North
and South Islands' breathtaking bays, spectacular national parks
and nature reserves, and abundant wildlife (including dolphins,
colonies of Royal Albatross, and rare Yellow-eyed Penguins).
A group of experts
is on hand to enhance understanding and enjoyment of this fascinating
For more Information
on the New Zealand trip, please contact Intrav
at 800-456-0020 or the Alumni Association at 604-822-9629 / 800-883-3088
Too many sheep,
not enough people? For a getaway to suit your tastes, explore our
2005 Travel Line-up.
Reunion Weekend will be held Sept 30–Oct 2, 2005. Come
back to campus and help celebrate UBC's 90th birthday! New events
for this year include a "Monte Carlo" casino night; a
lecture by the renowned Dr.
Brett Finlay on his groundbreaking work on E.Coli and SARS vaccines;
Thunderbirds Vs. U. Calgary football; and a self-guided campus race
involving plenty of zany challenges. Why not see if your class is
holding a reunion...?
With more than
200,000 UBC Alumni, it's likely there'll be other grads living in
your area. The Alumni Association oversees a network
of alumni branches that helps grads stay connected with each
other and with their alma mater.
You can check
our web calendar
for upcoming regional events, reunions, and more. Look out for information
on summer student send offs in your area. Alumni are invited to
attend and impart words of wisdom to fledgling students: Hong Kong,
Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore, Seattle, San Francisco, Calgary, Toronto,
Kelowna, Victoria, and Nanaimo....
Get your buns back on
campus for Alumni Reunion Weekend
Graduation from UBC means automatic membership in the Alumni Association
-- and membership has its privileges.
the purchase of an ACard
for $32.10, UBC alumni are entitled to discounts on campus attractions
such as the Museum of Anthropology and the Frederic Wood Theatre;
discounts on local services; and a Library Community Borrowers Card
at no cost ($100 value).
can take advantage of special rates on insurance,
credit and financial services.
Online Community has been redesigned. Why not join
(it's free) and stay in touch virtually with your classmates and alma
mater? Check it out for relocation advice, networking, and more.
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