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The University of British Columbia 2005/06 Annual Report 2006

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Professor Stephen Toope was named the
12th President and Vice-Chancellor of
The University of British Columbia on
March 22, 2006. Founding President of the
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation from
2002, he was co-director of the University
of Montreal-McGill University Institute
for European Studies (2000-02) and was
the youngest dean in the history of McGill
University's Faculty of Law (1994-99).
Prof. Toope earned his PhD from
Trinity College, Cambridge, following
degrees in common law (LLB) and civil
law (BCL) from McGill, and an AB in
History and Literature from Harvard.
His scholarly interests cover public
international law, legal theory, human
rights, international dispute resolution and family law. He represented
Western Europe and North America on
the United Nations Working Group on
Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances
A former President of the
Canadian Council on International Law,
Prof. Toope has served as board chair
and member of numerous nongovernmental organizations promoting
human rights and international
2    The University of British Columbia 2005 | 06 Annual Report BOUNDLESS THINKING
The theme of this 2005-06 University of British Columbia
Annual Report is Without Borders. It resonates for me in
important ways.
As a Canadian working internationally on issues of human
rights and justice reform, I've seen first-hand how the power
of unfettered ideas can transcend borders defined by mere
geography, history, or ideology.
Knowledge and discovery that may make the world a better place should know no boundaries - an ideal that underpins UBC's strategic plan Trek 2010 and is made explicit in the
vision statement that introduces the document:
The University of British Columbia, aspiring to be one of
the world's best universities, will prepare students to become
exceptional global citizens, promote the values of a civil and
sustainable society, and conduct outstanding research to
serve the people of British Columbia, Canada, and the world.
Whether it is through the collection of funds and supplies
for flood victims in Asia, helping in the construction of homes
and hospitals in remote parts of Africa or Latin America, or
teaching English to a class of immigrant children on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, our students have shown that they
do indeed believe in the ideals of global citizenship.
Education and social responsibility
As you turn the pages of this brief account of UBC's activities
over the past year, you will see the faces of some of our most
accomplished and dedicated students. They are indeed inspiring young people. But look beyond their individual achievements, and you will see that it is the integrated application
of learning across disciplines, national boundaries, and social
backgrounds that makes them - and thousands of their fellow students - so outstanding.
For increasing numbers of UBC students, scholarship is integral to, and deeply enriches, their volunteer efforts. These
students are blazing new trails in our global and local communities: inspiring former street youth, bringing the excitement of science to rural communities and returning athletic
gifts in the form of mentoring. Even before they leave our
campuses, they are assuming the rights and responsibilities
of their global citizenship. And that kind of commitment is
equally evident among our alumni, faculty, and staff members, who understand the importance of promoting a civil
and sustainable society, and who have worked tirelessly to
create new bonds between the university and the community
through their teaching, research, and volunteer work.
Global - and local
From earliest times, universities have thrived on the infusion of
different perspectives and the convergence of people and ideas
from different cultures. In even the short time since my arrival
this year, I've been struck by how UBC has welcomed students,
faculty and staff from more than 100 countries. We truly are a
global university.
At the same time, "global" does not exclude "local." Working closely with the University, the emerging University Town
residential community on our Vancouver campus is helping
to blur the border between town and gown, creating vibrant
neighbourhoods with the culture, recreation and capacity for
dialogue that only a university can foster. Our new UBC Okanagan campus in Kelowna, welcoming more than 3,000 students
in its first year of operations, has already made significant regional, cultural and economic connections, and has developed
excellent relations with First Nations in the South Okanagan.
Crossing borders
A particularly pleasing illustration of the way that the search
for knowledge erases borders is provided by the arrival at UBC
of Carl Wieman. Prof. Wieman -you can read more about him
in the Year in Review section in the middle of this report - is
not the first academic leaving one country to pursue a passion
in another.
True, it's extremely rare when a Nobel Laureate (Physics, 2001) does it. But what is so exciting is the project he is
undertaking to reduce barriers and distinctions between the
university's twin teaching and research missions by providing a
uniquely supportive environment for instruction, and by investigating better ways to teach science to university students.
UBC consistently rates among the world's 40 best research
universities, and the talent of our researchers indicates only
greater recognition to come. However, we must continue to enhance the teaching side of our mission by bringing more of the
excitement of research into the classroom, by creating initiatives such as Student Horizons in Education (SHINE) that invest
in innovative teaching resources, or by offering interdisciplinary
undergraduate programs that provide the breadth of view we
all need to make sense of our complex world.
Reading through this report, I am confident that the impact
of the scholarship and service described here will spread far
beyond the boundaries of our campuses to bring benefit to all.
- Stephen Toope, President
Among the World's Best
As Canada's global university, UBC
measures its success against universities
worldwide, consistently placing among
the world's 40 best - and the top two in
At 36th in 2006, UBC has ranked in
the top 40 for the fourth consecutive
year in the Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Institute of Higher Education rank
ing, a survey recognized by the Economist
as being "the most widely used annual
ranking of world universities."
Newsweek magazine placed UBC at
27th in its 2006 Top 50 Universities issue.
UBC moved up to 38th place in the 2005
Times Higher Education Supplement international ranking.
UBC ranked ninth among North American research universities as a "patent
powerhouse" in a 2005 U.S. survey of the
Life Sciences conducted by The Scientist,
and was the only Canadian institution in
the survey. UBC holds the top position
for overall Canada Foundation for Innovation funding among the country's
research universities, and ranks second
nationally for Fellowships of the Royal
Society of Canada, Steacie Fellows and
Guggenheim Award recipients.
The University of British Columbia 2005 | 06 Annual Report    3 OKANAGAN   COACH      MVP   PLAYER      ROLE   MODEL
Jackie Wong is blazing a trail in more
ways than one. As a two-time volleyball
provincial all-star, provincial tournament
Most Valuable Player (MVP) and 2005
Okanagan Lakers Female Athlete of
the Year, Wong was one of 10 students
chosen for the 2005 Canadian Colleges
Athletics Association's inaugural Female
Coach Mentor Program to support
the professional development and
mentorship of young coaches. Citing a
lack of qualified female coaches across
all sports in Canada, Wong is confident
female coaches as role models will
translate into young female athletes
choosing to pursue and continue athletic
Wong will be among the second UBC
Okanagan graduating class in 2007 - an
achievement she's confident will open
doors. Aside from finishing her last year
of Arts courses, she just accepted a position as Regional Coach with Volleyball
BC's Okanagan office, where she previously organized clinics and tournaments
as the Youth Coordinator. It's a role that
will allow her to continue encouraging
students to overcome barriers in achieving success - and bringing a female
perspective to the process.
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Derrick Randall knows the difficulty
students in smaller communities face in
accessing the opportunities available in
urban centres. As winner of the 2006
National Volunteer Award, the medical
graduate student was recognized for
his work with the national Let's Talk
Science (LTS) Partnership Program that
matches graduate student volunteers
with elementary and secondary school
classes. Originally from the small town of
Gold River, B.C., Randall helped initiate
a province-wide LTS program targeting
rural and under-served communities that
doubled the number of students the
program reached.
Randall hopes to excite students
about the range of careers available in
science. Having completed his BSc and
MSc degrees at UBC, he's entering medi
cal school in 2006. By augmenting his own
science studies with interdisciplinary credits and a student exchange to Scotland,
he's living his belief that "an integrated
science approach is crucial in making us
better teachers, learners and doctors."
As one of Canada's largest LTS programs,
UBC's 200+ team of volunteers exudes
the spirit of community and volunteerism
encouraged among UBC students.
The University of British Columbia 2005 | 06 Annual Report    5 BASKETBALL STAR  COACH  ENTREPRENEUR
Pasha Bains is a star basketball player
and top student - but it's been the nonprofit coaching program he founded
that's fuelled his passion as a role model
and mentor. Students in grades three to
12 can attend Drive Basketball coaching
workshops that focus on skills training,
strength building, healthy food choices
and life skills such as teamwork, goal
setting and commitment. He created the
Hoops and Beyond scholarship to work
with local businesses in supporting needy
kids. It's an area he feels strongly about:
"Kids are always going to have energy, so
let's help them channel it into something
constructive so they come away with an
appreciation for education and the option to make better life choices."
Working towards a PhD in Education this fall to capitalize on his love
for sport, as well as teaching and
working with kids. Bains knows a
thing or two about hard work. He led
the UBC Thunderbirds to their first
Canada West perfect regular season
in 22 years and was the only player to
lead the Canadian national team four
times, including representing Canada
at the 2005 World University Games in
6    The University of British Columbia 2005 | 06 Annual Report CRISIS  WORKER      FORMER   STREET  YOUTH   I   PHD   CANDIDATE
Jennifer Mervyn is challenging
boundaries head-on. The part-Metis
29-year-old crisis worker and Counselling
Psychology PhD candidate was the first
UBC student to submit a video ethnography as her doctoral disseration. A former
street youth herself, Mervyn's video,
"Metamorphosis: An in-depth look at the
life of former street kids," fol lowed the
lives of four women as they successfully
transitioned their lives off the street
- something she is determined to help
many others accomplish.
"There are so few role models or success stories about street youth starting
new lives. But they need hope and those
working with them need to be reminded
that they're making a difference,"
she says. By working closely with the
women, she ensured their stories were
told honestly and respectfully in support
of their new life paths.
The film debuted in 2005 at the
International Association for Counselling conference in Argentina and has
since been shown more than 20 times in
North America. She's also hoping to shed
a little light not only for youth, but for
policy makers in government and health
The University of British Columbia 2005 | 06 Annual Report    7 News from Canada's Global University
A Year in Headlines
2005/ 06 was a banner year for the University of British
Columbia. The Year in Review publication (opposite) highlights
top research and teaching stories as covered by CNN, The New
York Times, The Washington Post, The Globe and Mail, and others.
UBC faculty and students earned international media attention for
research and teaching milestones such as the first Human Security
report showing a global decline in political violence; a student-
developed NASA space elevator; a record licensing deal for UBC
biotech spin-off Neuromed; the appointment of a new UBC
President; and an American Nobel Prize-winning physicist, Carl
Wieman, brought to UBC to help reform science education.
ie Year in Review
One Great University - Two Great Campuses
Established in 1908, the University of British Columbia consistently ranks among the 40 best universities worldwide. With
campuses located on the edge of the Pacific Ocean and the
thriving interior city of Kelowna, UBC is a destination of choice
for top students, educators and researchers.
UBC is the third largest employer in British Columbia and
contributes more than $4 billion in economic impact in the
province and $300 million in the Okanagan region. Research
funding reached a record $485 million in 2005/06. Through its
University-Industry Liaison Office, UBC continues to capitalize
on innovation with 276 new patents filed in 2005 and 117 spinoff companies to date.
UBC Vancouver is situated on the edge of the Pacific Ocean
In preparing our students to become exceptional global
citizens, UBC has more than 5,600 international students from
130 countries, and the university encourages global pursuits
through its network of 140 student exchange agreements
worldwide. The 8,645 graduates in 2005 joined more than
208,000 UBC alumni in 120 countries.
UBC Vancouver
The 402-hectare Vancouver campus is surrounded by 763
hectares of forested parkland, providing a green belt between the campus and City of Vancouver - host city of the
2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and consistently
rated as one of the most liveable cities worldwide.
The Vancouver campus is home to such internationally
recognized attractions as the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, the UBC Botanical Garden and the UBC Museum of
Anthropology (MOA). Designed by acclaimed architect Arthur
Erickson, the MOA is undergoing a $52-million expansion
thanks to a joint pledge by the federal government's Canada
Foundation for Innovation, the provincial government's BC
Knowledge Development Fund, and UBC.
UBC faculty and student researchers are benefitting from
more than $210 million in research buildings, infrastructure
and upgrades. Twelve institutional buildings opened in
2005/06 including the Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory; the Institute for Computing Information and Cognitive Systems; the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre - Phase I;
the David Strangway Building; the Fred Kaiser Building; an
expanded Chemistry and Bio-engineering Building; and an
expanded Food, Nutrition and Health Building.
UBC Okanagan
Located in British Columbia's Southern Interior, UBC Okanagan
welcomed 3,500 students when it opened its doors in September 2005. With a population of 105,000, Kelowna is one
of Canada's fastest-growing cities. Surrounded by an area rich
8    The University of British Columbia 2005 | 06 Annual Report Research & Awards
"The most important issue that
has brought me to UBC is the
tremendous interest here in
improving education, particularly
science education."
- Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman told UBC Reports about his
role to head a $12-million, five-year initiative to reform the
teaching of science at UBC
with lakes and mountains that offer a wealth of recreational activities, UBC Okanagan is located in the heart of
Canada's premier wine-making and fruit-growing region.
To oversee a period of intense growth, Doug Owram was
named UBC Okanagan's Deputy Vice-Chancellor in April
At UBC Okanagan, two newly opened student
residences will house an additional 350 students, increasing
the proportion of first-year students living on campus to 51
per cent. In addition, $400 million of planned institutional
buildings will be built in the next few years to accommodate the growing demand for academic, research and
student facilities.
UBC Okanagan in Kelowna - Canada's biggest small university
As the 2006 Rhodes Scholar, Matthew Chan will be putting his
UBC Bachelor of Arts to work with a $100,000, two-year
scholarship to pursue a MSc in global health science at
Oxford University-a degree the Vernon, B.C. native hopes
will be an extension of his volunteer work in Uganda and the
Dominican Republic
2005 Brockhouse Canada Prize - Science Professors
Doug Bonn, Walter Hardy and Ruixing Liang
Canada Council Killam Research Prize - Microbiology Prof.
Brett Finlay
Guggenheim Fellowship Awards - Screenwriter and Assoc.
Prof. Linda Svendsen and Chinese History Prof. Timothy
NSERC Herzberg Gold medal - Chemistry Prof. Emeritus
David Dolphin
NSERC Steacie Fellowships - Botany and Forest Sciences
Assoc. Prof. Joerg Bohlmann and Computer Science Assoc.
Prof. Gail Murphy
Order of BC - Surgery Prof. Larry Goldenberg and Nuclear
Physics Prof. Emeritus Erich Vogt, along with philanthropists
Gerald McGavin and Prof. Emeritus Wallace Chung
Order of Canada - Microbiology Prof. Brett Finlay, Animal
Welfare Prof. David Fraser, Chemistry Prof. Emeritus David
Dolphin, Family Practice Asst. Clinical Prof. Harvey
Thommasen, Oceanography Prof. Emeritus Timothy Parsons,
and Zoology Prof. Emeritus David Suzuki
Order of Portugal - UBC Okanagan Assoc. Prof. Carlos
Teixeira awarded Portugal's highest civilian award
Royal Society of Canada - English Prof. Eva-Marie Kroller,
English Prof. Laurence Ricou, Health Care Prof. Clyde
Hertzman, Zoology Prof. Sarah Otto, Community and
Regional Planning Prof. William Rees, Biochemistry Prof.
Natalie Strynadka and Neurology Prof. Yu Tian Wang
Trudeau Scholars - Graduate students: Anthropology's Kate
Hennessy; Art History, Visual Arts and Theory student
Rajdeep Singh Gill; and Interdisciplinary Studies' Samuel
Photograph: Bayne Stanley
The University of British Columbia 2005 | 06 Annual Report    9 ALUMNUS   I   CBC   BLOGGER      GLOBAL   CITIZEN
Mike Quinn knows the difference one
person can make. Living and working
with farmers in Zambia, he has spent the
last 15 months teaching farming
techniques and working with CARE
International to commercialize sorghum,
a drought-resistant cereal to combat
hunger and poor farming productivity.
A 2003 UBC mechanical engineering
graduate, Quinn has been on his second
volunteer placement with Engineers
Without Borders, the program he credits
for his passion as "a social entrepreneur
promoting small enterprises in developing
countries." The 2006 recipient of the UBC
Alumni Global Citizenship Award, he is
best known for a story that inspired Sarah
McLachlan's Grammy-nominated World on
Fire music video.
Quinn has been featured as one of
Canada's 10 Travellers for Change in Outpost Magazine and regularly blogs his experiences in Zambia for the CBC. "I really
wanted to send educational and inspirational stories about the lives in Zambia as I
feel that Canadians are largely unattached
to what African life is really like," he says.
He's starting a master's degree in Development Management at the London School
of Economics.
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Photograph: courtesy of Mike Quinn STAFF   MEMBER      FORMER   STUDENT   REFUGEE      BOARD   MEMBER
Pascaline Nsekera has a gift to share. As
a member of the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) which helps
student refugees integrate into Canada,
she understands what it's like to have a
second chance. A former WUSC-
sponsored student refugee, Nsekera was
forced to flee her native Burundi in 1997
after completing four academic years
during a civil war. When it became too
dangerous to continue, she was selected
as a youth delegate for international
peace training in South Africa and
eventually qualified for a WUSC-UBC
sponsorship and scholarship.
She graduated with a BSc in 2000 and
has worked for the past five years as a
staff member at UBC's School of Social
Work and Family Studies. Nsekera is now
planning to continue her student career
with a Master of Social Work, a degree
that she hopes will allow her to
combine interests in refugee and
immigration issues with international
development. She plans to use it to
work with students to look beyond both
personal limitations and global boundaries to create opportunity and hope. And
she's living by the principle that to use a
gift, you have to share it.
The University of British Columbia 2005 | 06 Annual Report    11 Financial Highlights
UBC has a strong commitment to the
interdependent Triple Bottom Line
approach of financial, environmental
and social accountability in support of
the University's Trek 2010 strategic plan.
Financial Highlights (in thousands)
Jessica Pilford has enrolled in second-year
Science at UBC Okanagan with the help
of a $40,000 Major Entrance Scholarship
and $4,000 President's Entrance
Total revenue
Operating surplus for the year
Revenues (in thousands)
Government grants and contracts
Sales, services and other
Student fees
Non-government grants, contracts
and donations
Investment income
Total Revenues
Expenses (in thousands)
Salaries and benefits
Supplies and general expenses
Cost of goods sold
Scholarships, fellowships and bursaries
Grants and reimbursements to oth
sr agencies
Total Expenses
Assets (in thousands)
Current assets
Property, plant and equipment
Total Assets
Liabilities & Net Assets (in thousands)
Current liabilities
Employee future benefits
Deferred contributions
Deferred capital contributions
Deferred land lease revenue
Long-term debt
Net assets
Total liabilities and net assets
Complete financial statements are available at
With increases
in research
funding, student
enrolment and
$113.5 iM
OF CANADA $188.2	
funding, UBC's
total revenue
reached $1.6
billion at March
31, 2006
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A record high
$485.6 million in
research awards
continues to support
UBC's mandate of
"outstanding research
to serve the people
of B.C., Canada and
the world"
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Photograph: Bayne Stanley Environmental Highlights
In support of Trek 2010% mandate to "promote the values of a
civil and sustainable society," UBC infuses a strong commitment to
the environment throughout its academic programs, research,
student initiatives and operational decisions -which is why UBC is
recognized as a world leader in campus sustainability initiatives.
The World Urban Forum (WUF)
UBC and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme
(UN-HABITAT) welcomed more than 10,000 delegates from
100 countries to the World Urban Forum in Vancouver in June
2006. Living the Global City, a 60-part speaker series focusing
on sustainable cities, attracted more than 4,000 attendees. The
Sustainability by Design program facilitated a UBC-led regional
planning exercise to help the Greater Vancouver Regional District
prepare for an estimated population doubling by 2030. Created
by the UBC Design Centre for Sustainability, the Greater Vancouver Green Guide documented Vancouver's leadership in urban
sustainability. UBC's School of Community and Regional Planning
brought together students from around the world to discuss
ideas and recommendations for the planning profession.
Life Sciences Centre wins LEED gold
A gold Leadership in Environmental Design (LEED) award makes
the Life Sciences Centre, home to BC's expanded medical education program and leading edge research institute, the largest
structure in Canada certified by the US Green Building Council.
University Town
University Town is an emerging community at the heart of UBC's
academic and cultural core, designed as a series of sustainable
neighbourhoods that combine a place to live, work and study
without the commute. By using the UBC-developed Residential
Environmental Assessment Program, builders are encouraged to
use local materials, high-efficiency appliances and equipment
to minimize energy, water consumption and waste production.
The University Boulevard neighbourhood, winner of urban
design awards from the American Institute of Architects and
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, will introduce a new
underground transit station, as well as residential, commercial,
academic and administrative buildings into the campus centre.
The UBC Hawthorn Place neighbourhood and Wesbrook Place at
south campus will also add a new community centre, shopping
facilities, and rental and co-development accommodation for
faculty, staff and students.
Aidan Kiernan, AVP Operations, is working to ensure $400
million in new buildings planned for UBC Okanagan are
heated and cooled by geothermal energy
Kyoto Targets Exceeded Five Years Early
Named a Sustainability Star by University Business, UBC
completed the largest university energy retrofit in Canada. The
$35-million project will save $2.6 million in annual energy bills
and reduce campus water use by 30 per cent. The retrofit will
also reduce C02 emissions by 15,000 tonnes annually, allowing
the university to exceed Kyoto Protocol targets five years early.
Campus-wide Sustainability Strategy
As the first Canadian university to open a Sustainability Office (in 1997), UBC continues its leadership in this area with
the first campus-wide comprehensive sustainability strategy.
Entitled Inspirations and Aspirations, the strategy provides a
reporting framework and performance indicators to measure
UBC's progress in meeting key sustainability targets.
Carbon Credits
As Canada Research Chair in Applied Mathematics and Global
Change for the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Hadi Dowlatabadi is using his research to increase
the health of communities - one consumer at a time. In a
growing movement to increase education about the environmental impacts of lifestyle choices, his web-based tools allow
individuals and corporations to calculate the cost of their lifestyle choices that can be offset by supporting technologies that
reduce greenhouse gases or support sustainability education.
Due in part to
the student transit
U-Pass, UBC
continues to record
a downward trend
in daily traffic to
the campus
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02     03     04     05
UBC continues
to decrease its
greenhouse gas
emissions despite a
27 per cent rise in
student population
The University of British Columbia 2005 | 06 Annual Report    13 Social Highlights
Through recognition of the diversity of our communities
and our impact on the world around us, UBC is implementing
its Trek 2010 mission to provide "students, faculty, and staff
with the best possible resources and conditions for learning
and research, and [to] create a working environment dedicated
to excellence, equity, and mutual respect."
Global Studio in the Inner City
Architecture, urban planning and industrial design students,
teachers and practitioners from 15 countries are using design
to improve the lives of residents of Vancouver's Downtown
Eastside. Coordinated by UBC Faculty of Applied Science and the
United Nations Millennium Project, the project brings design
professionals together with communities to develop
sustainable and liveable environments.
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre - Phase One
Two years in the making, the completion of the first phase of
the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre signals the revolutionary
access to UBC Library's knowledge base now available to the
public, students, colleges and universities worldwide. Complete
World-renowned urban design expert Professor Patrick Condon
is working with students, policy makers and design professionals
to develop sustainable and liveable environments worldwide
with the robotic Automated Storage and Retrieval System, the
renovation of the original 1920s structure and resulting expansion of services and wireless capabilities were made possible
through a 2002 gift of more than $20 million by UBC alumnus
and founding chairman of Slocan Forest Products Ltd., Irving K.
Barber. The B.C. Government contributed $10 million and UBC
$30 million.
UBC Okanagan Learning Exchange
Thanks to $250,000 in seed money donated by UBC board member Jim Eccott and his wife Shirley-Anne - long-time Okanagan
residents - the highly successful UBC Learning Exchange is set to
expand to UBC Okanagan. Based on consultation with the local
community, this new initiative will be designed to respond to
the unique needs of the Okanagan area, and to help strengthen
the links between the university and community.
Aboriginal Health Care Administration Program
The UBC Certificate in Aboriginal Health Care Administration
provides tools for aboriginal community-based health workers
through a combination of cooperative learning at UBC Vancouver and online study in home communities. The program is
offered through the Institute for Aboriginal Health and UBC
Continuing Studies and was recognized with two awards for
innovative programming.
Mapping Children at Risk
Researchers in UBC's Human Early Learning Partnership have
made B.C. the only jurisdiction in the world with an atlas of
every neighbourhood and school district that shows the relationships between child vulnerability and socio-economic conditions.
The B.C. Atlas of Child Development shows factors that combine
to impact early child development and provides an unprecedented policy tool for improving the well-being of children.
Restoring Kettle Valley Trestles
The Myra Canyon Trestle Restoration Society is providing $10,000
to help UBC Okanagan researchers delve into the past and
explore the future of the Kettle Valley Railway's Myra Canyon
trestles. A 2003 forest fire destroyed 12 of 16 wooden trestles
and now UBC Okanagan professors and students are conducting
archeological and historic fieldwork, as well as tourism management planning for the national historic site.
United Way
campaign dollars
donated by UBC
faculty, staff and
students have
steadily increased
since 1995
In the spirit of UBC
volunteerism, the
number of Learning
Exchange student
volunteers has risen
dramatically since
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Photograph: Darin Dueck Supporting UBC
The generosity of the UBC community of alumni, friends,
foundations, corporations, students, faculty and staff contributes
to UBC's ability to achieve its Trek 2010 vision to educate
"exceptional global citizens, promote the values of a civil and
sustainable society and conduct outstanding research."
Nobel Biocare Oral Health Centre
The UBC Faculty of Dentistry has opened one of the most technologically advanced dental facilities in North America, thanks
to a $5 million gift from Nobel Biocare, an international
company based in Sweden. More than 39,000 square feet of
space and specialized equipment will support students and
researchers with expanded curriculum and continuing education
opportunities. This community resource can handle more than
35,000 dental visits a year.
Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering
UBC's mining engineering program received a $7.5 million gift
from Canadian mining leader Teck Cominco and friends to
increase the capacity for education and research in meeting an
industry demand for skilled professionals. Named in honour
of former Teck President and CEO Dr. Norman B. Keevil, the
Institute will support students, faculty recruitment and innovative programs in environmental stewardship, sustainability and
community relations.
The new Meekison Student Centre is named after Peter
Meekison (centre), the UBC administrator who oversaw the
transformation of UBC Okanagan
UBC Okanagan Meekison Student Centre
Thanks to the generous support of a $2 million commitment by
an anonymous donor, a new 35,000 square-foot student centre
will be built on the UBC Okanagan campus. Named in honour
of UBC alumnus Dr. J. Peter Meekison, the public administrator
who oversaw the transformation of Okanagan University College
to the new UBC Okanagan campus, the gift will ensure that the
7,500-student population expected by 2009 will have access to
the services needed to support their education, including space
for student services, social interaction and peer support.
UBC Okanagan Hoffman Family Entrance Scholarships
Alumna and UBC Board of Governors member Jacki Hoffman-
Zehner, together with her husband Greg Zehner, is supporting
the next generation of business leaders to achieve their educational goals at UBC Okanagan. In honour of her parents and
long-time Okanagan residents, the Ed and Rose Hoffman
Family Entrance Scholarships will provide up to $20,000
annually over four years for students entering the UBC
Okanagan Bachelor of Management program. Recognizing
academic excellence and exceptional community leadership,
the scholarships will support greater accessibility for local
students to pursue management education.
Hong Kong-UBC House
A $4 million gift by shipping and real estate executive
Simon Lee will create a student residence and cultural
centre, to be completed by 2008. The Simon K.Y. Lee HKU-UBC
House will strengthen ties between the two universities and
house 200 UBC and Hong Kong University students and visiting faculty members. This follows similar international housing partnerships with universities in Japan, Korea and Mexico.
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than 24,100
gifts in 2005/06
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Photograph: Tim Swanky
The University of British Columbia 2005 | 06 Annual Report    15 DEANS UBC VANCOUVER
Applied Science
Michael Isaacson
Nancy Gallini
Edwin Yen
Robert Tierney
Jack Saddler
Graduate Studies
Ann Rose (Acting)
Land and Food Systems
Murray Isman
Mary Anne Bobinski
Gavin Stuart
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Robert Sindelar
Simon Peacock
Sauder School of Business
Daniel Muzyka
College of Health Disciplines
Lesley Bainbridge (Acting)
University Librarian
Catherine Quinlan
Director of Athletics
Bob Philip
Applied Science
Michael Isaacson
Creative & Critical Studies
Robert Belton
Robert Campbell (Acting)
Graduate Studies
Marvin Krank
Health & Social Development
Joan Bottorff
Irving K. Barber School of Arts & Sciences
Bernard Bauer
Russell Currie (Acting)
President and Vice-Chancellor
Stephen Toope
Deputy Vice Chancellor, UBC Okanagan
Doug Owram
Vice President, Academic and Provost
Lome Whitehead
Vice President, Administration and Finance
Terry Sumner
Vice President, External and Legal Affairs
Dennis Pavlich
Vice President, Research
John Hepburn
Vice President, Students
Brian Sullivan
Allan McEachern
President and Vice-Chancellor
Stephen Toope
Brad Bennett
Nicole Byres
Pierre Choquette
Belle Dale-Wills
Frances Dixon
Lauren Hunter Eberle
Jim Eccott
Arun Garg
Bonnie Bates Gibbs
Jacki Hoffman-Zehner
Andrew Irvine
Barry Lapointe
Gregory Lawrence
Chief Robert Louie
Barrie McCullough
Bryce Rositch
Omar Sirri
Douglas Whitehead
The success of UBC in 2005106 has been greatly supported by the governments and people of British Columbia and Canada
To view the annual report on-line and provide feedback, go to The University of British Columbia Annual Report 2005 | 06


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