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New dean of medicine appointed at UBC

Vancouver, BC May 22, 2003 The University of British Columbia has appointed Dr Gavin Stuart, an oncologist and noted cancer researcher, as the new dean of medicine for the university.

Dr Stuart currently heads the department of oncology at the University of Calgary, is vice-president of the Alberta Cancer Board and directs the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary. In addition to a broad understanding of academic administration, he is noted for his clinical skills and is highly visible on the national research scene for his work in cervical and ovarian cancers.

As dean, Dr Stuart will lead initiatives such as the building of the Life Sciences Centre at Point Grey that joins medical and life sciences laboratories, and the new distributed medical education program that will double the number of the province’s medical school graduates by 2010.

Dr Stuart joins the university in September.