of C profs lead
Dr. Joseph Davison and Dr. Ursula Tuor have been appointed chair and
vice-chair, respectively, of the Health Sciences Animal Care Committee.
Davison previously served as chair of the Health Sciences Animal Care
Committee from 2000 to 2003. During this time, he helped co-ordinate
successful accreditation visits by the Canadian Council on
Animal Care in 2000 and 2003. Tuor has been a member of the
Health Sciences Animal Care Committee and the National Research Council—Institute for
Biodiagnostics (West) Animal Care Committee—since 2004.
wins mentoring award
Wirasinghe, outgoing dean of the Schulich School of Engineering, is
the 2006 recipient of the Minerva Mentoring Award, created to recognize
a significant contribution to mentoring women of all ages in science,
engineering and technology. Operation Minerva brings young women and
science mentors together to encourage more female students to choose
science, mathematics and technical courses and careers through job
shadowing, networking and workshops. Wirasinghe was also the Alberta
Science Network Mentor of the Millennium in 2002.
up environmental award
U of C alum, Senate member and former president of the alumni association,
accepted a 2006 Alberta Emerald award for environmental excellence
in the small business category earlier this month for Calibre
Environmental, where he is vice-president of business development.
Calibre Environmental produces “ecocoat” paint from latex
paints that residents of Calgary recycle at fire halls and landfill
Shinnie, a University of Calgary professor emeritus and former head
of archaeology, has received Sudan’s Order of the Two Niles,
one of Sudan’s highest honours.
Shinnie is being recognized for long and meritorious service
in the Sudan, particularly for his archaeological research at the site
of Meroe, the capital of the first civilization of black Africa. Shinnie
has written the standard text on the subject and recently produced the
last of a series of scholarly volumes on his excavations.
U of C shared
hosting duties with the Banff Centre for this year’s
Western Canadian University Physical Plant Administrators (WCUPPA)
conference, held at the university and the Banff centre in
early June. Campus Infrastructure Associate VP Steve Dantzer, along
with Direct Energy VP Peter Dixon led the conference on public-private
partnerships in capital projects. Other Campus Infrastructure presenters
were: Hans Luu, environmental management co-ordinator; Margot Willox,
manager of space planning; Brad Boser, campus services manager; Brad
Knudtson, information technology manager; Sam Smalldon, associate
director of finance; and Farid Vasanji, manager of finance.
Richard Ogilvie, general manager of Materials Management,
also joined Dantzer and Dixon to present P3—Public/Private Partnership
in Capital Projects, at the Canadian Association of University
Business Officers (CAUBO) 2006 conference in Montreal in mid-June.
as observer in Mexico election
Murphy, assistant professor in the department of anthropology and
a fellow in the Latin American Research Centre, will serve as part
of a delegation of international observers during Mexico’s upcoming
general election. The delegation has been organized by San
Francisco-based Global Exchange and Alianza Civica, an independent
Mexican organization. Murphy will be in Mexico June 26 to July