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 Walter Koerner on Lloyd Detwiller ■ President's Column ■ Campus Housing
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On Being A Management Accountant:
There's nothing like being in the middle
of the action. And quite frankly, that's where
my R.I.A? designation propelled me. I'm
always trying to figure out today what will
happen tomorrow in the financial marketplace, constantly faced with the challenge of
making decisions on millions of dollars
of Cominco's borrowings and investments.
Without any doubt, the R.I.A? program
instilled in me the training, the techniques
and the confidence needed to make these
important decisions. And it all began with
my decision to become a Management
Accountant...the best one I've ever made.
The designation has been instrumental in my
career growth within Cominco.
• Bachelor of Commerce with Honours, UBC,
May 1980 (Dean's Honour Roll 1977-1980)
• RI. A., Society of Management Accountants
(1983 Gold Medal Canada, Gold Medal B.C.)
Career History with Cominco:
(an integrated natural resource company)
• Cash Manager (Current) Management of
cash flow for Cominco and some related
companies. Managing Cominco's short-
term bankirig, investment and borrowing
activities; managing foreign exchange;
implementing reporting and information
• Money Market Trader (1985-86)
Accountable for executing short-term debt,
investment and foreign exchange contracts.
• Accounting Supervisor, Corporate
Reporting (1S84-85) Supervised the
preparation of Cominco's consolidated
financial statements and management
• Corporate Reporting Accountant (1981-84)
Participated in the preparation of the
company's consolidated financial reports.
• Financial Trainee (1980-81) Entered
Cominco as a financial trainee.
Ken Myrdal, B.Comm., R.I.A.*
Cash Manager, Money Market Trader,
Cominco Ltd.
Management Accountants hold
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managers, internal auditors, vice-
presidents of finance, chief executive
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used by all of our colleagues in the rest of Canada.
Alumni President's Column
Outreach and Inreach
President Strangway reflects on his first year and a half as President.
News in Brief
UBC in front line of search for answers.
QuadraLogic Technologies
A UBC spin-off company tackles the AIDS business.
Campus Housing
A legacy from EXPO.
UBC's Secret Garden
A tribute to the late Dean Neville Scarfe.
Alumni Activities
Bridge to Business
Co-op students open industry doors.
Class Acts
Peggy M. Boulter
Paula M. Heal
Carol Siebert
Dome Advertising B.C. Ltd.
COVER: Albert Normandin
B. McNulty, BPE'68, MPE'70,
MA'83, Elbert S. Reid, BASc'51,
D. Lyle Stevenson, BASc'72,
MSc'75, Ex-officio: Dan Spinner
Advertising Reps, Vancouver
PRESIDENT: D. Lyle Stevenson,
BASc'72, MSc'75
McNulty, BPE'68, MPE'70, MA'83
Diggens, BSc'68, DMD'72
TREASURER: Shayne Brent
Boyd, BCom'81
Dave Frank, BSc'84, MBA'86;
Oscar Sziklai, MF'61, PhD'64,
BSF (Sopron); Eric Vance, BA'75,
Sandy A. James, BA'80; Bill
Richardson, BASc'63; Alfred
John Scow, LLB'61
Dan Spinner
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CHRONICLE/SUMMER   3 President's Column
Continuing Progress of
the Alumni Association:
Building on combined
strength through
By Lyle Stevenson
UBC Alumni Association.
On behalf of the incoming Board of
Management of the Alumni Association, I spoke recently at the Association's Annual General Meeting on the
topic of our continuing progress and
development as an organization. I
spoke of the need to re-affirm the Association's Mission Statement in our
minds and of the opportunities ahead to
strengthen our resources through partnership with the University via the Development Office. 1 would now like to
set out in writing for all alumni to read,
a brief outline of our present programs
as well as some of the new initiatives
articulated in a recent update of the
Association's Long-Range Plan.
The UBC Alumni Association encourages graduates of the University of British Columbia, their families, and friends
to become active supporters of the University in its pursuit of excellence. Our
programs are designed to increase graduates', students', and public awareness
of the University and encourage active
involvement in the University through
cultivation activities that include over
25 alumni faculty-focused divisions, 50
branches throughout the world, and a
very active reunion program. Proposed
actions are to:
Expand alumni-student activities to
increase awareness of the role the Association plays in building a lifelong relationship with the University and participation by alumni and students in this
Increase the number of alumni represented by Divisions from 30 percent to
40 percent by initiating divisions for
those faculties where University Deans
have expressed support. During 1987-
88, Science and Agriculture Divisions
will be started and existing divisions
Initiate Arts and Education Divisions
to encourage graduates from two of the
larger faculties, numbering 53 percent
of all graduates, to participate in the
activities of the Association.
Find ways to better involve out-of-
town (Branch) members in the activities
of the Association and improve the
Branches network in centres with active alumni.
The objective of Communications is to
keep graduates aware and informed of
the University's needs, activities, and
recent issues. To do this the Association
publishes The Chronicle and division
newsletters, and provides public relations support. Proposed actions are to:
Participate with the University in a
review of communications services to
assess our mutual objectives and needs
with a view to more effectively sharing
available resources.
Take an active stance by advocating
concerns of the Association and University.
The objective of the Fund is to provide
volunteer and support services for University fund-raising activities from
Alumni. The Fund involves a large mail
campaign, approximately 20 division
phone-a-thon nights, and special
alumni campaigns. Proposed actions
are to:
Assist the University in preparations
for, and by participation in, a major
fund-raising campaign.
Coordinate Alumni Fund activities
with the University Development Of
fice so that by the 1989/90 Major Campaign year these activities are oriented
to the same objectives. Normal Alumni
Fund Activities would remain under the
Alumni Association umbrella, with specific objectives and activities having direct input from the University Development Office.
Overall, the challenge of the next few
years is to continue building the
Alumni-University partnership into a
vital force contributing to the Missions
of both the Alumni Association and The
University of British Columbia.
The recent review of the Long-Range
Plan re-affirms our commitments yet it
focuses awareness on the dependence
of our continuing progress on the
growth of active volunteer groups. We
welcome your participation and we invite your letters and phone calls to find
out how you can get involved.
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4    CHRONICLE/SUMMER Outreach and Inreach
I suppose it's difficult — maybe impossible — for a university president to
cheer on the old alma mater's alumni in
person or in print, without, sooner or
later, an implied apologetic cough followed by a discreet rattle of the tin cup.
Yes, these are hard times for universities. Yes, hard — agonizingly hard —
choices must be made. Yes, there are
relatively few problems for the universities that don't come down to money
problems. Yes, this university, like all
others, needs and welcomes gifts from
its graduates. And yes, this university
president will not stay the hand of the
deeply touched grad who, after reading
these words, is moved to sit down at
once and write out a cheque of impressive size for the old school.
There is nothing new about all this.
University administrators look enviously at Harvard as the acme of alumni
generosity. Yet we are assured by no less
distinguished an historian than its own
Samuel Eliot Morison that Harvard's
first 65-odd years — which roughly matched the University of B.C.'s age — were
precarious indeed. It has "no endowment; revenue-producing legacies and
gifts came in very slowly; and the colonial governments refused to assume the
burden of support."
I pass over any comparison of our
respective financial difficulties: an audit
in 1654 showed that Harvard had been
run for twelve years with an average
annual budget of 175 pounds sterling!
So don't be surprised if in a future
column — this will be the first of many
— you are button-holed for a tangible
demonstration of gratitude toward
UBC. As an alumnus, you're part of a
select group of people — people who
have enriched our provincial and national life, while themselves being enriched by their UBC experience.
But for now I want to share briefly
with you my experiences of the stunning outpouring of affection for your
university that I have encountered everywhere in my first year and a half as
It's truly been a revelation.
In places as far-flung and as disparate
as Hong Kong, Tokyo, Ottawa, San
Francisco, San Diego, Calgary, Kamloops, Kelowna, Victoria, and Nanaimo,
I've been delighted beyond all expectation by the immense love and respect
for UBC I've encountered ... often accompanied, incidentally, by a resolve
on the part of those outside the province to come back for a visit or to live
and work in British Columbia.
Sociologists might have an explanation for this phenomenon, which seems
to me more prevalent than in the years
immediately before — a kind of outreach that perhaps is a reaction against
the "inreach" of the supposedly more
"me-directed" 1970s.
I cherish every one of these encounters. But while each had its particular
flavor, there are two that were especially vivid.
One was last autumn. That was the
weekend my schedule suddenly developed an unusual kink.
UBC's football team had won the
western intercollegiate title, and was
heading for the national championship
game against the University of Western
Ontario in Toronto.
That was great. Except that I was
already slated to meet UBC alumni in
Kamloops the day after the game, a
Sunday. There was nothing to do but
take the "red-eye" overnight to Toronto
... see the game... and fly back to make
the next day's meeting in Kamloops.
The rest, as they say, is history. In one
of the most thrilling finals in intercollegiate football history, UBC's Thunderbirds won 25-23 in the dying seconds
with a quarterback who came in late in
the game — Eric Putoto, who, as coincidence would have it, was from Kamloops.
I saw that terrific game and managed
to get to the alumni meeting in Kamloops on Sunday — and you can be sure
there wasn't an alumnus there who
didn't know the name Eric Putoto that
day! Such moments are to be cherished.
The meeting of alumni in Tokyo had a
different kind of surprise. I was impressed by a graduate of the class of
1929 — that after so many years he had
made the effort to come to our reunion.
But that wasn't all. In the course of
our conversation he apologized for the
absence of a brother — a member of the
class of '26.
His brother, he explained, had intended to come. But he had been held
up... by business!
Only later did I realize that the absent
brother must have started UBC in 1922,
and therefore was one of the "Great
I leave the reader to estimate the
man's age and to envy his energies.
David W Strangway, President
The University of British Columbia
CHRONICLE/SUMMER   5 News in Brief
Lloyd Fraser Detwiller
By Walter Koerner,
a life-long friend of Lloyd Detwiller.
One of B.C.'s best known health
economists, Lloyd Fraser Detwiller, BA'39, MA'40, MHA'57 (Minnesota),
died in his sleep on March 20th at his
home near the campus. Born in Maple
Creek, Saskatchewan, he grew up in
Vancouver and took his B.A. in Economics at UBC in 1939. As a student he
was active in athletics and music. During the Second World War he became a
flying instructor in the R.C.A.F. and
later served as a Coastal Command pilot, flying out of British airfields.
After the war he took his Master's
degree in Medical Economics at the
University of Minnesota and taught on
the campus for a short time. At the
early age of 31 he became the first
Hospital Insurance Commissioner for
B.C. and later, Assistant Deputy Minister of Finance for the province. He returned from Victoria to UBC in 1962, to
become Secretary of the Management
Committee for building the Health Sciences Centre, and later Administrator.
His vigorous and continuous work and
his international connections contributed very greatly to the successful completion of the Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre, the Acute Care Hospital, the Imaging Centre, and the
Health Sciences Parkade.
Lloyd had a high reputation among
the health services economists of the
world and received many awards and
honours in the hospital administrative
community. His encyclopaedic knowledge and constant willingness to help in
new ventures will be greatly missed.
He leaves two sons, Gordon, BA'66,
LLB'70, and Douglas, BA'76. His wife,
Margaret Fraser, BA'38, predeceased
him only a few months ago. His many
friends here and abroad will mourn his
The Results Are In!
At the Alumni Association
Annual General Meeting,
Returning Officer Bob Modrow
presented his Returning Officer's
Report to the members. Newly
elected Board of Management
Members-at-Large for 1987-89
Sandy A. James, BA'80
Bill Richardson, BASc'63
Alfred John Scow, LLB'61
These new Members-at-Large
join the Board of Management
roster for 1987-88:
Honorary President:  David
W. Strangway, PhD (Toronto),
Chancellor:  Leslie  Peterson,
President:   Lyle   Stevenson,
BASc'72, MSc(Bus.Admin.)'75
Past President: William Brian
McNulty,   BPE'68,   MPE'70,
Vice President: John Diggens,
BSc'68, DMD'72
Treasurer:   Shayne   Brent
Boyd, BCom'81, C.A.
Members-at-Large 1986-88
Dave Frank: BSc'84, MBA'86
Oscar Sziklai, MF'61, PhD'64,
Eric Vance, BA'75, MA'81
(Committee chairs and other
representatives will be
appointed early in the year.)
If you would like a copy of the
Alumni Association's Annual Report, please phone the Alumni
Association at (604) 228-3313 or
write to The UBC Alumni Association, 6251 Cecil Green Park
Road, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1W5.
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6    CHRONICLE/SUMMER Presidents ofthe Faculty Women's Club gathered recently at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club for a 70th Anniversary celebration.
They are (standing from left to right): Mrs. H.F. Angus, Mrs. B.A. Eagles, Mrs. J. Allardyce, Mrs. A.P. Hrennikoff, Mrs. A. Peebles, Mrs.
R.R. Jeffels, Mrs. J.L. Robinson, Mrs. D.H. Chitty (since deceased), Mrs. J.D. Chapman, Mrs. FA. Morrison, Mrs. L. Farstad, (and
seated from left) Mrs. J.A.F Gardner, Mrs. W.J. Smith, Mrs. J. V. Hatton, Mrs. A. Pacheco, Mrs. R.M. Tait, Mrs. D. C. Carr, and out-going
President, Mrs. R.F. Hooley. Past Presidents who were unable to attend are: Mrs. E.A. Ogryzlo, Mrs. A.M. Beedle, Mrs. W.S. Griffith,
Mrs. R.A. Nodwell, Mrs. J. Katz, Mrs. J.S. Forsyth, Mrs. M.F. McGregor, Mrs. R. Tidman, Mrs. G.P. V Akrigg, Mrs. J.F Muir, Mrs. R.H.
Clark, and Mrs. H.J. MacLeod. In-coming President is Mrs. A.R. Thompson.
A 70-Year Cheer For The
Women Of The Club
It was at the request of the Board of
Governors in 1917 that they came
together. Their first task was to address
the desperate need for suitable boarding homes for students. Very quickly
they noticed the lack of scholarships
and bursaries for women students, and
immediately set about raising funds.
They were anxious for students to feel
at home at the University, and held teas
and dinners to foster contact between
the students and the faculty. They listened when they heard the cry for volunteers and became involved in causes
ranging from hospitals and libraries to
taping readers and books for blind students. They are all women, either from
the faculty or married to a faculty member. Undoubtedly one of the most generous and praiseworthy groups the University has ever known, they are the
Faculty Women's Club.
On Friday, March 13th, 1987, club
members and seventeen past presidents of the Faculty Women's Club gathered at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
to celebrate seventy years of friendship
and service on the U.B.C. campus.
Founded in 1917, the Club is almost as
old as the University! Throughout the
years, the prime focus of the Club has
been assistance to women students and
the promotion of sociability on campus.
In 1919 the Anne Wesbrook Scholarship was founded to assist women students in post-graduate work. The Jubilee Fund began in 1967 to meet the
needs of mature women students, many
of whom were not full-time students
and therefore not eligible for bursaries
and loans. In 1984 the Margaret MacKenzie Scholarship was established, and
at a March 13th celebration this year a
cheque for $11,000 was presented to
Chancellor Robert Wyman to establish
the Vancouver Centennial Scholarship.
This cheque represented the royalties
from the sale of the cookbook, "Vancouver Entertains," published by the
Gourmet group of the Club as a special
centennial project. The Club has over
20 interest groups, the Gourmet group
being the largest. "Vancouver Entertains" is a tribute to the multi-ethnic
mix of the city, and consists of 20 complete menus with recipes and suggested
wines. Included is a brief history of each
cultural group in the city. The editors,
Larissa Hooley and Josephine Robinson
spent more than a year preparing the
book. "Vancouver Entertains" is on sale
in bookstores, and can also be ordered
from Mrs. D.L. Carr, 4424 Maple Street,
Vancouver, B.C. V6J 3W2. The Faculty
Women's Club continues to be one of
the University's most highly esteemed
groups. They have given thousands of
hours of volunteer service at the hospitals, Crane Library, Botanical Gardens,
International House, and the Museum
of Anthropology — an enviable record
of service to the University community.
Mother and Daughter
Both Winners
Theresa Galloway and her daughter,
Virginia Beirnes, BA'40,LLB'49,
have both been awarded the Canadian
Volunteer Award Medal by the Department of National Health and Welfare.
This is the first time that a mother and
daughter have received this honour in
the same year. Thirty-four medal winners, from 250 nominations across Canada, will go to Ottawa for the June 11th
ceremony in the Parliament Buildings.
Minister Jake Epp will present the medals. In addition to the medal ceremony,
48 Certificates of Merit will be awarded
to recipients in their local areas. Theresa
Galloway, a member of the Chancellor's
Circle, and Virginia Beirnes are both
loyal and long time supporters of UBC.
We congratulate them!
CHRONICLE/SUMMER   7 News in Brief
Award Winners
Announced at AGM
It was a night for alumni to shine
brighter than the stars. At the Alumni
Association Annual General Meeting
on May 21, out-going President Bill
McNulty presented the Association
awards to our outstanding grads.
Dr. Julia Levy, an internationally renowned researcher in immunology,
was presented with the Alumni Award
of Distinction. The Faculty Citation
Award went to Board of Management
Member-at-Large, Oscar Sziklai. Dr.
Sziklai is a UBC professor of Forest Genetics. Ann Ireland, featured in the
Spring issue of the Chronicle, was honoured as the Outstanding Young Alumnus. Ms. Ireland is a winner of the Seal
Book Award for her fictional work, "A
Certain Mr. Takahashi."
The Blythe Eagles Volunteer Service
Awards went to Bob Osborne and Mike
Partridge for their dedication to UBC
and support of this great institution. Dr.
Blythe Eagles in turn was unanimously
appointed as Honorary Life Member of
the Alumni Association's Board of Management.
Our "Man in Motion" Rick Hansen
was the winner of the second Alumni
Award of Distinction. UBC president
David W Strangway had announced to
the meeting just a few minutes before
that Rick would receive an Honourary
Degree from the University of British
Columbia. Our congratulations to Rick
— the day following the meeting, he
completed his two-year odyssey around
the world in a wheelchair to raise
awareness about spinal cord disablities.
Bio-Technology Is A
Winner At UBC
One family's commitment to UBC
means a big win for biotechnology.
John McNeil Sieburth and Louise
(Sieburth) Anderson, both UBC Agriculture grads of 1949, have generously
created the Henry C. Sieburth Professorship in memory of their father.
With the endowment of $125,000
comes a vision to ensure that there is a
flow of creative people at UBC who
have the knowledge, ability and desire
to keep Biotechnology thriving and
growing. The vision of John and Louise
mirrors that of their father, who began
his long career in the grain business
during World War I, retiring in 1959. A
member of the Vancouver Grain Exchange, Mr. Sieburth, Sr. managed the
Vancouver office of Gillespie Grain
Company and founded the Trans-
Canada Grain Company in 1928.
The appointee of the Sieburth professorship will hold a senior faculty position in the area of Plant Science and will
be the driving force in applying molecular genetics to the area of plant biology
The Henry C. Sieburth Professorship
is one more step along the path to preserving the continued excellence of
work at UBC. Thank you, John and
The professorship is welcomed by the
newly-established biotechnology labo
ratory at UBC, a project funded by the
Provincial Government's Centres of Excellence program.
Dr. Michael Smith, a UBC biochemist
and the director of the new facility, has
said that a biotechnology laboratory
will allow for the development of new
applications in biology which could
benefit our health and our economy
through improvements in forestry and
agriculture, and the development of a
pharmaceutical industry. The lab will
provide a new opportunity for several
faculties to work together in partnership. Cross-faculty interaction in
biotechnology is a key component of
the laboratory's mandate.
UBC has been a leader in biotechnology research for many years and its
expertise in molecular biology is vital to
modern biotechnology. The laboratory
will create ten new positions, and will
train undergraduate as well as graduate
students and post-doctoral fellows.
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Open House Was A
Smashing Success
Open House 1987 was the first full-
campus Open House in ten years.
The planning began in May 1986,
and culminated in an unprecedented
exhibition for the public on March 6th,
7th, and 8th of this year. The volunteers
from the student body, faculty and staff,
and the 400 events (ranging from a
Chemistry magic show to an "earthquake room") were a huge success with
the more than 150,000 visitors. What
was the secret of UBC's success? Excellent media coverage, organized by
Margaret Nevin, Director of Community Relations, and her staff, ensured a
high profile for Open House. Several
people wrote in with comments:
"In one step you've changed the community's perception of the University!
The media coverge on the news and
editorial pages has been positive and
all-encompassing. You'd have to be living in a hole not to know there's an
Open House at U.B.C. this weekend."
The Celebrity Alumni Auction on
March 5th kicked off the Open House,
featuring poet Earle Birney and BCTV
talk show host Jack Webster. Jack, undoubtedly still chuckling about his "Or-
nerary Degree" said in his letter to Dr.
Strangway: "I haven't had so much enjoyment at a public function in a long,
long time." The auction raised over
$20,000 for the Rick Hansen Special
Needs Bursary to be matched by the
B.C. Government.
Every good show deserves applause.
Diana Johnston of Vancouver was particularly impressed with the quality of
exhibits and the friendly, helpful students and staff: "I enjoyed myself better
than I did at Expo." Food Services could
hardly keep up with the eager appetites, and the staff started work at 4am
each day to meet the demand. In front
of the bookstore U.B.C. President Dr.
David Strangway and Minister of
Fisheries Tom Siddon were at the grill
for the Science Faculty's salmon barbecue, which sold over half a ton of
Forestry's 8,500 free seedlings were a
great hit, and they couldn't wrap them
fast enough for the people waiting. Peo-
President Strangway manning the salmon barbecue.
pie had to be turned away at the Peking
Opera performances, the Thai Dancing, and the Korean Dancers due to the
numbers. The mock trial of Goldilocks
vs. Regina, performed by elementary
school students, was filled to capacity
even with the extra show.
Mock Trial of Goldilocks vs. Regina.
The Arts-Science forum on March 6th
featured David Suzuki, Earle Birney,
and Mavor Moore, and was chaired by
J.V. Clyne, Justice of the B.C. Supreme
Court and a former Chancellor of U.B.C.
It revolved around the separation of
Arts and Sciences at universities today,
and was a very well-attended event.
The AIDS forum on March 7th, organized by the Faculty of Medicine, featured such prominent figures in the field
as Dr. Martin Schechter (Dept. of Health
Care and Epidemiology), the principal
investigator of the largest AIDS study in
There were over 250 phone calls to
the University each day, asking what
Open House was, and how often it was
held. Kent Dove, an American visitor,
expressed the sentiments of many: "I
believe the Open House should be repeated next year and believe it can, and
should, easily grow into an expected
and important annual university/
community event ... this is a great opportunity to attract and cultivate the
B.C. community at large." Garde Gar-
dom's letter to Dr. Strangway sums up
the feelings of many: "Received excellent press and 1 understand that Open
House enjoyed one of the most outstanding successes. Heartiest congratulations to all concerned."
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By Cynthia Hopkins
It has been called "God's retribution," an
excuse to impose morality, a modern day
Black Plague and the end of the world.
It is more accurately known as AIDS,
or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome from the causative agent HIV, or
Human Immunodeficiency Virus, and
its potential as a fatal, contagious disease is still widely guessed at. The victims of AIDS are no longer isolated to
supposed minorities of the population.
Everyone, heterosexual or homosexual, male or female, young or old is at
possible risk of contracting the AIDS
virus. Questions about AIDS abound.
Who, if anyone, is safe? How is it transmitted? What exactly is AIDS? What
initiatives are being taken to find a
These are the kinds of questions being asked by the Vancouver
Lymphadenopathy-AIDS Study at the
University of British Columbia. There,
principal investigator and alumnus Dr.
Martin Schechter, is working on the
largest and longest-running study of
this kind in Canada. Begun in November 1982, before any recorded cases of
AIDS actually existed in Vancouver, this
study has monitored the bi-annual medical examinations of approximately 600
gay men in the central Vancouver area.
Through the offices of six general practitioners, these candidates, identified
only by a code number, undergo a complete physical, a self-administered questionnaire on sexual and lifestyle habits,
and blood tests. Blood samples are
tested at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver for various immune tests and at
the Laboratory Centre for Disease Control in Ottawa for antibodies to the HIV
virus. The questionnaire is used to determine the relationship of lifestyle factors as risk factors and includes questions pertaining to the number of sexual
partners, sexual practices, history of infectious disease, use of illicit drugs and
sexual contact in other cities. It also
serves to monitor changes in behaviour
pattern. Due to its early initiatives and
involvement, this study now has a substantial body of research information
It is from this research that Dr.
Schechter and his team are trying to
discover the answers to numerous questions. "Basically we are trying to figure
out what is the natural history of infection with the virus among people after
they become infected, and also, what
are the risk factors for becoming infected in this population?"
Becoming infected with the HIV virus
does not mean that a person has AIDS
nor does it follow that the person will
necessarily get AIDS. According to Dr.
Schechter's study the HIV virus is "necessary but not sufficient to cause the
disease." The Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Type l(HIV) is a retrovirus
that is believed to initiate the chain of
events leading to full-blown AIDS. The
HIV attacks the blood's T-4 or "helper
cell." It quietly lies there becoming incorporated into the genetic material of
the helper cell. Then, perhaps at a time
of infection or illness, the helper cell
becomes activated. The viral genetic
Dr. Martin Schechter at work on the AIDS Study.
Quadralogic's Bob Lansman selecting recombinant DNA clones.
Captain Quadra, an 18th-century explorer whose adventures brought
him to the west coast of British Columbia, was noted for his sense of perseverance and courage, and his commitment
and initiative as a pioneer, regardless of
the obstacles. These same characteristics are captured in spirit and name by
QuadraLogic Technologies (QLT) of
Well on its way to becoming a major
bio-medical force in North America,
QuadraLogic was formed in 1981 by a
group of researchers from the University of British Columbia. Frustrated by
the restraints within a university environment for furthering their own research discoveries, Drs. James Miller,
Julia Levy, Anthony Phillips, and John
Brown (later joined by Mr. Ronald
MacKenzie) developed QLT. They had
12    CHRONICLE/SUMMER material inside that helper cell begins to
replicate itself until thousands of copies
exist. As these copies break out of the
helper cell, it bursts open and dies.
The helper cell is an integral part of
the immune system. When enough of
them have been destroyed, the immune
system is damaged, leaving the individual highly susceptible to "opportunistic
infections" and cancers. These infections are caused by bacteria, viruses, or
fungi and would not normally occur in a
healthy person. Although these organisms are present in the environment, a
healthy immune system is usually able
to fight them off. Two of the most common resulting illnesses are Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (pneumonia), and
Kaposi's sarcoma (a rare skin cancer).
So, according to Dr. Schechter, "The
definition of AIDS is really a conglomerate of various organisms or cancers occurring in someone who's infected with
the virus. It is the end stage of this chain
of events."
The actual "chain of events" leading
to AIDS is extremely variable.
While some people follow a very recognizable progression of illness, others
may wake up one morning with a
cough, and discover it is Pneumocystis
carinii pneumonia. A four-stage classification system has been designed in an
effort to identify the various stages of
illness. The first stage is the acute phase
of contracting the HIV virus. In most
cases there is no indication that the
infection has been contracted. You do
not know you are infected. The second
stage is the "asympomatic stage," or the
"well carrier" stage. It is estimated that
between 50,000 to 100,000 people in
Canada are "well carriers." That is, they
have the virus, but no apparent symptoms. The appearance of swollen
glands in the neck and axilla (or underarm) mark the beginning of stage three.
While this is a fairly common manifestation of HIV infection, it is also a symptom of many other less serious diseases.
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Debbie Taylor of QuadraLogic working
on the development of a pregnancy test
According to Dr. Schechter, "Each of
these stages can be associated either
with normal immune tests or with some
abnormalities of the immune system."
Hence, accurate diagnosis at this point
is often problematic.
Some people will go on to stage four
and develop what is known as the constitutional syndrome which may include weight loss, unexplained fevers,
and chronic diarrhea. Others may develop neurological signs (the virus is
now known to attack the central nervous system) such as seizures,demented behaviour, and symptoms resembling multiple sclerosis. Finally,
stage four also includes the actual manifestations of AIDS. Upon diagnosis, the
life expectancy is approximately two
years or less.
Progression through the stages of HIV
infection, like so many aspects of AIDS,
is also highly variable. Cases have been
found where patients' symptoms have
arrested and not progressed past the
swollen gland syndrome or where they
have recovered from the pneumonia,
which is, after all, a treatable disease.
As the Vancouver Lymphadenopathy-
AIDS Study has only existed for four
years, it is impossible to say for certain
how long-term such a plateau or recovery would be.
The HIV virus has three basic modes
of transmission: sexual (heterosexual and homosexual intercourse), by injection (contaminated needle or blood
product or blood transfusion), and
mother to offspring. Until recently the
transmission of AIDS was thought to be
primarily homosexual. While this is no
longer solely true, the majority of AIDS
victims are still among the gay population. Within this population risk factors
are primarily sexual, the two most important being the number of sexual
partners and how frequently one is the
receptive partner in anal intercourse.
However, infection is possible with only
one partner or one encounter. The like-
decided, says President Dr. Miller,"... to
transfer the technology base that we
had built up over a period of time into
something that was commercially viable." Since then a number of U.B.C.
grads have joined their ranks.
Based on two new forms of biomedical technology [genetic engineering (recombinant DNA) and Hybridoma
technology (monoclonal antibodies)],
QLT's efforts include the development,
marketing and sale ot products which
are "involved in the diagnosis and treatment of various forms of medical diseases in both humans and animals." According to Dr. Miller, QLT has "a very
active research and development program ongoing in the AIDS area."
The current commercial focus in
AIDS is the development of diagnostic
testing. Existing tests attempt to determine the presence of AIDS indirectly,
by measuring the circulating levels of
antibodies in the system. (The presence
of antibodies, however, does not necessarily indicate AIDS). While these tests
are the best we have at the moment, the
number of resulting "false positive
tests" is far too high. The potential social implications and dangers are extreme.
QLT has gone after a more specific
"second generation" indirect diagnostic
test. It uses highly purified synthetic
material to capture the antibodies. Unlike the current use of the live virus, this
material's purity eliminates many of the
confusing "indirect indicators" present
in an individual's blood. The next step
for QLT is to develop a direct "third
generation" test. This would detect the
actual virus rather than just the presence of antibodies. Also in a developmental stage at QLT is the modulation
of the immune system. "We can regulate (it) through direct access," says Dr.
Miller, "to factors called T-cell suppressor factors." This holds great potential
in the treatment of AIDS where the up-
regulation of damaged immune systems could prevent the onset of infections or cancers.
QLT's plans to introduce its products
into the marketplace are international
in scope. They include a major biomedical collaboration with China, and
says Dr. Miller, a desire to "bring our
products to lesser developed countries
for the purpose of enhancing their
health-care systems."
Presently, QuadraLogic's products
are still being perfected. "We want to be
absolutely sure," emphasizes Dr. Miller.
"Obviously we're here to make a profit
... but we're doing it in a socially responsible way."
CHRONICLE/SUMMER   13 lihood of infection rises with the number of potential exposures to the virus.
Other risk groups are found in endemic areas such as Central Africa and
Haiti. Here the virus is transmitted primarily heterosexually. Cultural factors
may play a major role in transmission.
Suspicious of pills for treating an infection, people favour receiving penicillin
injections. It is possible, due to cost considerations, that needles are not sterilized as often as needed. Also, many
cultural ceremonies involving scarring
or mixing of the blood could provide a
path of transmission for the virus.
In Canada, the risk of contracting
AIDS through a blood transfusion is
now so minimal as to be negligible.
Since 1985, the Red Cross has screened
all blood donations and is able to provide a safe and effective blood supply
for those who require it. This is particularly impressive in view of other countries where blood donations are made
in exchange for cash.
The mother-to-offspring transmission
is believed to occur in approximately one third to one half of infected
mothers. The infection is transmitted
either across the placenta prior to delivery or at the actual time of delivery.
Infected children do progress more frequently and more rapidly through the
stages leading to AIDS. The explanation seems to be their not yet fully-
developed immune systems.
More casual forms of contact have
been feared as possible means of transmission, apparently unnecessarily so.
While traces of the virus have been
found in saliva, the concentration is not
believed to be significant. The virus is
found in many body fluids but that does
not necessarily mean that they can
transmit it. According to Dr. Schechter,
if transmission is to occur, at least four
conditions must be met: "1) ... Does
that fluid get to a portal of entry; 2) is
the concentration of the virus in the
fluid sufficient; and ... 4) having gotten
into a portal of entry in the recipient, is
the recipient likely to get infected or
will he fight off that local invasion?"
Numerous family studies indicate that
AIDS is not transmissible by living in
close quarters with a full-blown AIDS
patient. That includes shaking his hand,
washing him, hugging him - even kissing him. Saliva, or oral transmission, is
not believed to be a risk.
Yet AIDS is a risk. In certain age
groups in Vancouver, Toronto, and
cities in the U.S., AIDS is the major
cause of death. "If you are sexually active," says Dr. Schechter, "it would be
naive of you to think you're not at risk
for contracting this disease." If you feel
you are at risk then you should be practicing "safe sex" guidelines. That is, you
should avoid multiple partners and use
a latex condom, properly, at all times.
Can sex ever really be safe? Can anyone say for certain that he or she is not
at risk? According to Dr. Schechter, the
answer is yes, if you are "... someone
in a truly, mutually monogamous relationship with another person who has
not had any risk factors." The following
risk criteria apply to both partners: no
outside sexual activity since 1978, not
from an endemic area, has not had a
blood transfusion, not a hemophiliac,
not an intravenous drug user.
An estimated 50,000 to 100,000 Canadians are "well carriers" of the HIV
virus. In other words at some point they
have been exposed to the virus.
Whether or not they will develop AIDS
is still unknown. After four years, eighteen percent of the infected people in Dr.
Schechter's study have developed fullblown AIDS. The considerations now
are: "What proportion of affected people will get the full-blown syndrome?
Why does one person go on to get the
full-blown syndrome while another
does not? Where will that percentage
The future of AIDS is unknown. A
spectrum of possible scenarios exists. The most optimistic is that the
eighteen percent whose HIV infection
has developed into full-blown AIDS will
level off at approximately thirty percent. In other words, thirty percent of
all HIV infections will result in AIDS.
The most pessimistic scenario sees the
eighteen percent rising to one hundred
percent. That is, anyone infected with
HIV will eventually get AIDS. At this
point no one is able to say for certain
which scenario is more accurate. It is
hoped that research, rather than time,
will reveal the answer.
While as yet there is no cure for AIDS,
research has revealed much necessary
survival information. Testing for the
HIV virus is now available, and in this
instance, knowledge may indeed be
wisdom. Someone who is aware that
he is a "well carrier" may be far more
likely to practice "safe sex" than someone who is not.
"We ought to be concentrating on
education," says Dr. Schechter. At this
point, education and public awareness
seem to be the essential tools for, if not
preventing the spread of AIDS, at least
slowing it down. That means making
all potentially sexually-active people
aware of "safe sex" guidelines. That
means keeping the public fully informed of any new information. That
means dispelling myths and misconceptions in order to understand and assist those who are afflicted.
AIDS concerns us all. Its future affects
so many of our futures. Studies like the
Vancouver Lymphadenopathy-AIDS
Study at U.B.C. are the keys to unlocking the puzzle that is AIDS.
Questions about AIDS abound. Who, if anyone, is safe? Can anyone
say for certain that he or she is not at risk? Thirty percent of all HIV
infections will result in AIDS.
In the early 1980s, then chairman of
the University of British Columbia
Board of Governors, David McLean,
knew there was a serious housing problem.
"We would invite professors from
other cities to visit our campus," he
recalls wryly. "They would drive
through town to check out the housing
market, and head straight back to the
airport without even attending an interview."
A lawyer and developer, McLean had
faith in the ability of market forces to
right themselves, and had no plans to
involve the University in faculty housing. But, along with the University's student housing officials, he knew that the
situation did not bode well for the growing number of student families seeking
affordable and accessible housing.
The timing of the subsequent chain of
events can only be described as fortuitous. In an era in which academic and
business communities are beginning to
nished and accessible staff accommodations for the six-month duration of
the world's fair. The resulting collaboration, says McLean, "provides a tremendous example of two diverse interest
groups joining together to enjoy the
mutual benefits of cooperation."
UBC Housing Department officials
have always responded with foresight and initiative to the unique challenges of accommodating students. In
the 1940s, when war-weary veterans
lacked the funds to live in the elite
neighbourhoods nearby, or to transport
themselves from the affordable areas
across town to the geographically isolated campus, UBC purchased and
moved vacated army huts to the spacious university grounds.
Twenty years later, when the children
of those veterans exploded onto campuses across the continent, UBC set an
example for North American student
The combination of needs
was unique for
both UBC and EXPO"
walk together on acres of untested common ground, the university reached out
a hand to the business community. It
was not an open hand awaiting donations, but a firm hand hoping to shake
on a mutually beneficial business deal.
It was held out in response to the realization that two groups as different as
the University and the Expo 86 Corporation could join forces to satisfy two
unique and short-lived sets of requirements whose fulfillment would offer
long term gains for all concerned.
The University of British Columbia
had the plans, but lacked the capital
required to finance the initial construction phase of a long-term student family
housing plan. Expo 86 had the capital,
but lacked the plans to provide fur-
housing departments by making a commitment to provide shelter for 25% of
the student body.
But with the passage of another two
decades came a new challenge: although most of the original "baby-
boomers" had graduated and found lucrative employment, many were
returning to graduate school. And, with
or without spouses, a growing percentage brought with them little "echo-
boomers" of their own.
Having reaffirmed their "25% goal,"
UBC officials realized that the institution's family housing facilities were not
keeping pace with the demand. In
1982, when Mary Flores assumed her
post as director of student housing, "we
were searching for the key that would
allow us to continue building for those
who need it most - and can pay the
"Single students have a much greater
ability to pay than married students,"
Flores points out, alluding to the economic and time constraints that marriage and children add to the pressured
life of a student.
But the need to provide extensively
subsidized housing also exerts pressure
on university administrators.
"Many people don't realize," explains
McLean, "that an accord between UBC
and the province prohibits the University from deducting housing construction costs from its operating budget. So
even though we have one important,
free resource — land, and lots of it — the
questions remain: where do we find the
capital to get started, and how do we
subsidize construction costs so that
rents will be within student budgets?"
It was purely coincidental that Flores
and director of facilities planning, Graham Argyle, hit upon the same plan at
the same opportune moment. In April
16    CHRONICLE/SUMMER 1984, they approached then EXPO 86
chief executive officer Michael Bartlett
to learn what plan, if any, had been
made to house Expo staff during the
fair's six-month run. In response to the
subsequent call for proposals, Flores
and Argyle assembled a package offering accommodation in four-bedroom
furnished townhouses.
"The combination of needs was
unique for both UBC and Expo," says
McLean. "Short of renting an entire hotel for six months, I don't know where
else they would have housed all those
Although the benefits to the Expo
Corporation were immediately
apparent, the long-term benefits to the
University are immense. The arrangement provided the financial impetus to
proceed with construction of Phase I of
a three-phase plan. The townhouses in
this first phase are designed to house
four single students, which will maximize rental income for the life of the 20-
year mortgage.
Once the mortgage has been paid,
however, the unique design of the units
will allow many of them to be converted
to family dwellings simply by knocking
out a single wall to convert two small
rooms into a master bedroom.
The latter two phases, scheduled for
completion by September of 1987 and
1988 respectively, will be aimed at immediate occupation by student families.
A variety of units will accommodate
every conceivable family size from the
traditional two parents of one baby to
an increasingly common single parent
of up to four children.
Flores and McLean, among others,
emphasize that it is not only the University which will enjoy the long-term benefits of this happy arrangement. Aside
from contributing to Expo's success,
and therefore having a stake in any
long-term gains the fair brings to British
Columbia, Flores points out that "when
the University community is prospering, student, faculty, staff and visitors
alike contribute to a healthy economic
Juick to dispel any notions that the
'University gets a 'free ride',
Flores adds that "student housing is a
self-supporting business. At UBC we
deal with the same market forces as
everyone else. We didn't win the Expo
contract because of any special considerations, but because we bid competitively."
McLean argues persuasively when he
says that far from being considered a
drain or an unfairly advantaged competitor, "the University should be perceived by the community as a community resource," contributing in the areas
of research, medicine, sports, culture...
the list is endless.
"Although unintentional," he adds,
"at one time there may have been an
image downtown of a bunch of academics just sitting out there on the point. But
I think the tendency today is to make
every effort to overcome UBC's geographic isolation to bring 'town and
gown' together in a mutually beneficial
by Jo-Anne Naslund and Gary Pennington
As a child do you remember sitting
in the shelter of a huge tree to
escape the rain, testing buttercups under your friend's chin, the delight at
finding wild berries you could actually
eat, the miraculous delicacy of spi-
derwebs, hideaways where you could
safely look out on the world, wildflo-
wers, and red-breasted robins? Such
wonders of childhood are emerging as
part of the new Neville Scarfe Children's
Garden immediately to the west of the
Education Building on the UBC campus.
Until UBC's Open House on March 6,
7 and 8th, 1987, this area was a nondescript concrete and grass patio. Students, faculty and staff witnessed day
by day an amazing transformation from
the barren to the beautiful. The Scarfe
Garden stands as a tribute to the late
Dean Neville Scarfe, to various levels of
the university community responsible
for expediting the project in time for
Open House, and to a myriad of volunteers from on and off campus who
worked at Open House and succeeding
weekends to complete the first phase of
the project. To comprehend the Scarfe
Garden properly is to know something
of Neville Scarfe and of the people who
built the garden.
Neville Scarfe believed play to be the
finest form of education and that in
play, the child "is learning to learn ...
discovering how to come to terms with
18    CHRONICLE/SUMMER the world, to cope with life's tasks, to
master skills." Scarfe grew up on a farm
and according to his son Colin, became
an energetic gardener, carving a productive vegetable and fruit garden out
of the woodland and flinty soil of the
Chiltern Hills north of London. It was in
this garden that Scarfe observed his
own children engaged in a variety of
play, and no doubt these observations
helped him formulate his ideas on the
educational value of play which appeared in his widely read and translated
article, "Play as Education." The cooperation involved in planning and constructing the garden certainly represents the kind of effort Scarfe would
have admired.
Students in third year Landscape Architecture Studies were primarily
responsible for planning, designing,
and supervising the construction of the
project. Long hours working with professors, retired architects, UBC planners, Physical Plant staff and personnel
from the Botanical Garden, gave them
invaluable experience.
So far over 200 people of all ages have
loaned their time and energy to the
project. Recreation students travelled
from East Kootenay Community College in Cranbrook to help with the garden. Education faculty rolled up their
shirt sleeves and laboured with students
and staff painting, cleaning bricks, hauling earth, hammering and sawing. A
retired landscape architect instructed
novices on how to construct cedar vegetable boxes. An elementary school
principal together with a director of
daycare services heaved and hauled
clay, rocks and topsoil. An experienced
cement mason worked tirelessly to create a rock grotto, and highly-regarded
woodcarvers made sculptures and murals for the garden.
A variety of school groups have contributed and more are expected to become involved in developing an ongoing environmental program for the
garden. Baccalaureate students from
Sir Winston Churchill Secondary
School prepared cement pavers,
bricked various pathways and added
finishing touches to the rock grotto.
Special needs students from Oakridge
School planted flowers and vegetables;
preschoolers from the UBC Child Study
Centre planted small annuals; and pri
mary children from Our Lady of Perpetual Help brought seeds and bedding
plants. Elementary school children
from Southlands School have produced
mosaics and students from Norquay
School have designed a mural for the
north face of the garden.
President Strangway planted a magnolia tree and Chief Simon Baker
blessed the garden, asking that the
builders be given strength and courage
to see the project through to comple-
/ am soil...
nurture me
plant in me
shelter me with trees
rescue me where
J am thin and worn
But above all
teach your children ..
to know me
and to value me.
Sheila Weaver, Main Library
University of British Columbia
tion. New and positive relationships between University and community and
between faculty, staff and students, embody the spirit of the Scarfe Garden.
Support for the garden has come from
donations of time, materials, money
and labour. Fund-raising events have
included auctions, a book fair and the
sale of legacy papers and T-shirts. A
UBC Alumni Association phone-a-thon
raised over $1,900 towards the project.
And with added funds from the Faculty
of Education, the Education grad class
and various associations, alumni and
interested individuals, a total of $ 10,000
has been raised. The two-to three-year
project will develop in three phases, yet
in order to meet the budget of $15,000
for phase one, further funding is
needed. Donations to the project are
Few universities in Canada have such
an educational resource at their
doorstep, and especially not one designed and created by their own students, faculty and staff. The physical
relationship of the garden to the Education Building will remind educators of
how important it is not to overlook the
potential of an outdoor school setting.
Founded upon the conviction that it is
essential to provide children with an
ordered and caring environment, the
Scarfe Garden demonstrates cooperation, participation, responsibility and
respect for life.
According to Dr. Bryan Clarke, Head
of the Educational Psychology and Special Education Department, the Scarfe
Garden "is the best thing that's happened in the faculty since I've been
here." For Joel Shack, Architecture professor, "It's a miracle that the Scarfe
Children's Garden could be built so
quickly and so well." To Sheila Weaver,
a library assistant in Main Library, the
garden "is a special, gentle place where
children and adults may regain a reverence for the things of nature and come
to recognize that we are all linked together in our environment." And to
Michael Levenston of City Farmer, a
non-profit urban agriculture organization, the project serves as "a model for
those interested in agriculture within an
urban setting." Such testimonies to the
value of the Scarfe Children's Garden
have been made by both participants
and observers.
The fact that the design of the garden has its origins in children's literature and attempts to preserve some
of our folk history distinguishes it from
just another beautifully landscaped
area on campus. Visitors will find the
garden a delightful place where adults
and children can play, relax and learn. It
is hoped that by providing the University and the public with an outstanding
demonstration in children's outdoor
play environments that this project will
model the type of activity which could
easily be undertaken by any school or
community agency. What better place
to start than with a children's garden at
UBC? (For further information, or to
become involved in the Scarfe Children's Garden, contact Gary Pennington, Scarfe Garden Coordinator,
228-6386, or Jo-Anne Naslund, Garden
Liaison, 228-3767.)
CHRONICLE/SUMMER   19 Alumni Activities
Engineers Wear Red
It gave the Engineering grads a
chance to wear their old red sweaters again. Most were still intact with the
exception of Laurence Rooney's, Me-
chanical'65, whose sweater was missing half a sleeve ... but that's another
A cozy hall was the catalyst for an
informal atmosphere at a reunion held
in Calgary on March 3 which saw 128
people attend and many memories relived. Some of the engineers met fellow
grads again for the first time in 20 years,
exclaiming at the start, "I didn't know
you were in Calgary!" and at the end,
"When is the next reunion?"
President Strangway spoke briefly,
expressing his pleasure with the turnout and the energy level, and encour-
ing  the  engineers  to  continue  their
association with UBC. Dean Meisen
gave a slide presentation on the Faculty
of Engineering, past and present,
sprinkled with comments on the
Cheeze Factory and the EUS that
brought great laughter from the audience. And Al Wait, Civil'69, who
helped to organize the event, assisted at
the bar ... in a wheelchair ... with a
broken leg!
There was a good mix of speakers,
including Dave Speed from the Alumni
Association, Mechanical'83, who gave
an animated talk on the design and
construction of the award-winning
TURBIC vehicle, a UBC project. A 25-
minute film entitled "1965-66 Activities" was narrated by the evening's MC,
Don Allen, Mechanical'67, and another
movie, "The Chariot Race" kept the
crowd entertained and in stitches, with
Mike Robertson, Chemical'66 appearing twice, dressed as a woman!
The success of the evening has to be
attributed to the people, and because
there was something happening all evening long. Graduating classes from
1949 to 1986 were represented, and we
don't blame them for spending four
hours reminiscing and catching up on
old times. After all, that's what reunions
are for!
TURBIC Visits Toronto
A reception at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto on February 18 drew seventy UBC Alumni and friends for the
viewing of TURBIC, a space-aged vehicle completely designed by UBC Engineering students.
The gathering was to celebrate the
victory of TURBIC which won the Innovative Vehicle Design Competition.
Speaking before Alumni representing
1948 - 1986, Bruce Hodgins, BASc
(Mech.)'86, project leader for TURBIC's
design, gave a thorough and entertaining presentation of the car's design history.
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20    CHRONICl.F./SUMMER Alumni Activities
Dr. Axel Meisen, UBC's Dean of Applied Science, was also at the meeting
speaking about the University today.
His talk sparked numerous questions
and comments from the audience
which included alumni from the faculties of Applied Science, Science, Commerce, Arts, and Law.
UBC President Visits
California Branches
On April 13th, Branch representative
Peter Lawson and twenty alumni were
guests of President and Mrs. Strangway
for dinner at the Four Seasons Clift Hotel in San Francisco. The following evening, San Diego alumni and branch representative Richard Saxton, BA'77, and
wife Margot, BA'77, welcomed Dr. and
Mrs. Strangway to a reception at the
beautiful San Diego Yacht Club. Among
the guests was Mr. F.A.M. Buck, son of
the late F.E. Buck who designed and
supervised the first landscaping projects on the UBC campus.
Federal Ministers Host
Strangway in Ottawa
Well, if something had to go wrong, at
least it was that too many people
showed up!
At the April 7th reception for President Strangway in Ottawa, they were
counting on 100 guests. By the time the
count had reached 140, they knew they
could not accommodate more. The
event, hosted by Speaker of the House,
the Honourable John Fraser, was overwhelmingly successful, and because
there had been some confusion over
the size of the gathering, some of those
who wished to attend were disappointed. When arrangements finally
were made to switch to a larger room,
many had already been turned away.
Just the evening before, a reception
for President Strangway hosted by the
Honourable Tom Siddon, Minister of
Fisheries, went off without a hitch.
Many MPs were in attendance as well as
senior-level civil servants.
As for the success of the April 7th
reception after switching rooms? Well,
Liberal leader John Turner came by. Of
course, that may have been due to the
fact that the new accommodations
were in the Liberal Caucus room!
The Journey Begins
At the UBC Alumni Association, we believe that many people today want
more out of a holiday than bus tours or
beaches. They want to see exotic
places, perhaps have some adventure,
learn more, spend time outdoors and be
part of a small personal group with similar interests. If you are that type of person, we have your type of tour.
There are a wide variety of tours,
from the easy to the adventurous, for
people of all ages and walks of life. Next
January you can enjoy a camping safari
in Kenya. In March you can go trekking
in Nepal and take a leisurely tour of the
South Pacific in April. During the summer months, you can canoe the Bowron
Lakes, explore Papua New Guinea or
visit the once forbidden land of Tibet.
For lovers of natural history, we offer a
number of tours to Ecuador and the
Galapagos Islands and one to Hawaii.
Leaders play a vital role in the success
of our specialized tours. On these you
will be accompanied by a knowledgeable resource person like UBC professor Errol Durbach, Michael H. Jackson,
author of "Galapagos: A Natural History Guide," artist Mona Goldman and
Dr. Hannah Polowy, an expert on education in Ukraine and Japan.
For more information please contact
Great Expeditions at 263-1476.
Pharmacy Alumni: Don't
Miss This One!
The Pharmacy Division of the UBC
Alumni Association invites all Pharmacy alumni, their spouses and friends
to attend a wine and cheese party at the
University Golf Club on Thursday October 8,1987 in conjunction with the UBC
Homecoming Festivities.
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CHRONICLE/SUMMER   21 Alumni Activities
Dentistry's 25th
UBC's Faculty of Dentistry hosted this
year's College of Dental Surgeons of
B.C. Convention, June 18-21, 1987.
The Convention was combined with
the Quarter Century Celebration, celebrating the faculty's beginnings in 1962.
The social highlight was the Annual
Dental Alumni Association Dinner honouring Dr. John B. Macdonald (UBC
President 1962-1967). The dinner was
held at the Faculty Club on Friday June
19, 1987.
Reunions and Events
For information on any of the following events, or assistance in planning
and organizing your reunion, please
call the Alumni Programmes Department at (604) 228-3313, or write to the
UBC Alumni Association, 6251 Cecil
Green Park Rd., Vancouver, B.C., V6T
Class of '37:50th reunion in October
(TBA). '42 Commerce: 45th reunion
on October 24 (location TBA). Agricultural Sciences Classes of the '60s:
July 3,4 and 5 at the beautiful 108 Hills
Resort, near 100 Mile House. Agricultural Sciences: reunion for all grads
from'27, '37, '47, '57, '67, '77, '87 and
'62 at the University Golf Club and at
Meridien Hotel in Vancouver on Sep-
tember 19. '52 Physical Education:
June 30, afternoon slow-pitch and golf
tourney followed by dinner at the University Golf Club. '62 Commerce: 25th
reunion in October (TBA). '62 Engineering: 25th reunion in October
(TBA). '62 Home Economics: 25th reunion in October (TBA). '62 Pharmacy: 25th reunion in October (TBA).
'67 Home Economics: 20th reunion
(TBA). Class of '67 Forestry Dinner:
October 17, 6:30 pm. '77 Forestry:
10th reunion at Whistler, September 11-
13. '77 Law: July 18, class night, Law
Cafeteria; dinner, Pan Pacific Hotel. '77
Medicine: 10th reunion in September
(TBA). '85 Pharmacy: picnic in June
(TBA). Past President's Dinner: June
29 at Cecil Green Park.
Engineering Summer BBQ: July
10, 6:00 - 11:00 pm at the Cheeze Factory. Medical Division Golf Tourney:
August 17 at the University Golf Club.
Arts '20 Relay Race and Reception:
October 8, SUB Ballroom, 2:30 - 4:30
pm. Pharmacy AGM/Golf Tourney:
October 8 at the University Golf Club.
CITR 50th Anniversary: reception on
October 8 at Cecil Green Park. Great
Trekker Award Ceremony: October 9
(TBA). Heritage Committee Meeting:
October 14, 7:00 - 10:00 pm at Cecil
Green Park. Engineering Annual
Dinner: October 16, 7:00 - 11:00 pm at
the University Golf Club. Nursing Division Potluck Dinner: October 22 at
Cecil Green Park (TBA).
Do You Have Something
to Otter?
The Alumni Association has received many requests from
alumni asking us to help them contact
other alumni to make product and service offers.
The Alumni Association is now able
to address this issue. We will be testing
the services of a list manager for a six
month period. If you are interested in
making use of the list, please contact
Janet McLean at 228-3313. Applications from alumni and non-alumni will
be considered. If you want your name to
be removed from the mailing list, please
contact the Alumni Records Department at 228-3313.
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The Muscular Dystrophy
Association of Canada
By Gordon Staples
Since the Second World War, the information revolution has changed
the structure of our society from a resource dependency to a knowledge
base. This change, combined with a
problematic economy in the 80s is also
altering the role of post-secondary education. Universities and colleges are realizing that they have to increase their
liaison with industry and government
and initiate new educational programs.
To accomplish this, co-operative education programs were implemented allowing students to combine academic
study with career-related work experience.
Thanks to the effective co-operation
between 44 educational institutions
and thousands of employers, approximately 28,000 students in Canada are
currently involved in co-operative education programs mostly in business, engineering, and science. Many employers are seeing the benefits of Co-op
Education and are eager to participate.
Universities view it as a method to foster better liaison with private industry
and the community. Dr. James Murray,
Director, University Industry Liaison,
speaks of co-operative education as
"the most powerful tool we have for
university and industry liaison. The Coop students are our best ambassadors."
UBC's initial involvement with Cooperative Education started with Engineering and Forestry students in 1978.
A Co-op Program in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences was added in 1983,
with year-round programs in Electrical
Engineering and Computer Science
joining the list in 1986. Physics, the
latest addition to the year-round programs, started in January of this year.
Co-op Student working at TIR Systems in
CHRONICLE/SUMMER   23 UBC's year-round programs offer increased flexibility for the employer plus
the added benefit of a continuous eight
months' work placement. This year, initiated in part by UBC's commitment to
Co-operative Education, increased government funding and employer demands, the Co-op program is anticipating a 50 percent growth which will
involve nearly 200 of some of the best
engineering, computer science, physics, and agricultural science students at
UBC. There are nine branches of Engineering, each with a Co-op option:
BioResources, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Engineering Physics, Geological,
Mechanical, Materials and Metals, and
Mining and Mineral Process. The latest
program edition is the CAD/CAM Option in Mechanical Engineering.
Students interested in the Co-op Program are pre-screened on the basis
of their academic standing. The next
phase of the selection process is an interview between the student, a Co-op
co-ordinator, and a Co-op faculty advisor from the Department the student
anticipates entering. During the interview, the student's ability to meet the
demands of the program are assessed.
The selection process for Co-op students ensures employers of the students' academic skills, initiative, communication ability, and adaptability to a
varied work environment. The employers, in turn, provide job descriptions which outline the duties and tasks
to be performed.
The commitment to Co-operative Education is shared by the faculty members who act as Co-op faculty advisors
to the students during their work terms.
Faculty advisors are invited to participate in areas where their research interests parallel the students' work activities. During the faculty advisors' visits
to the students' places of employment,
valuable communication links are established. Dr. James Carolan, Associate
Professor of Physics at UBC and a Physics Co-op Faculty Advisor, says "on-site
visits give us an awareness of the research and development activities at
other institutions."
Students participating in the Co-op
Program see their experience as a
way to earn a future as they earn their
degrees. During the summer of 1986,
UBC Co-op students earned a total of
approximately $675,000. The monetary benefits of the program help to
offset educational costs, but equally important, the students gain invaluable
study-related work experience. The
technical aspects of practical experience are highlighted by the required
technical report, which is often benefi
cial for the employer. Malcolm Greaves,
Product Designer at TIR Systems in
Burnaby feels "it is always interesting to
get another perspective" regarding
company projects. TIR currently has
students finding ways to use innovative
lighting systems to make outdoor signs
for a fast-food franchise less costly and
easier to maintain. Practical experience
such as this, and honed communication
skills, add to the challenging academic
program to increase potential employment prospects for students and benefit
future employers.
Elizabeth Robertson is a third year
Mechanical Engineering student heading into her third Co-op work term. This
summer she is at Vancouver General
Hospital, a new employer for her. The
program is "definitely a good opportunity to build references for your re-
extra experience and
the exposure to the
work market are more
important than that
extra year." A bright
young mind may be
just the catalyst needed
to initiate innovative
sume," she says and emphatically adds
that the practical experience prepares a
student for his or her career. Malcolm
Greaves echoes her views. He says,"It's
reassuring to employers to see job references (on resumes)." Students may be
lengthening their time at UBC, but as
student Guy Anderson at MacDonald
Dettwiler says, "The extra experience
and the exposure to the work market
are more important than that extra
year." Currently working on a computer
software project at MDA, Guy will be
staying on through the summer work
term. Of the thirty Engineering students who graduated from the June
1986 Co-op program, only four did not
find jobs. Thirteen of the graduates are
working in the field which they chose to
A wide variety of companies have
seen the benefits of the UBC Coop Program, and are delighted with the
commitment to excellence and performance   of  the   students.   Malcolm
Greaves of TIR Systems says each year
he comes away "impressed with the
quality of the students" he works with.
In addition to the valuable contribution
by the Co-op students, companies see
the Co-op Program as a way to reduce
their recruiting costs. Chris Morris,
Manager, Human Resources, Systems
Division at MacDonald Dettwiler and
Associates (MDA) says the company appreciates the opportunity to observe
the students. "We get to interview them
for four months and they get to try [us]
out for four months." MDA hires many
UBC graduates from the Co-op Program
and this year is providing co-op positions for more than 30 students. When
an offer of employment is made, the
student has a proven track record and is
already familiar with company policies
and expectations. Dr. Otto Forgacs,
Senior Vice-President of Research and
Development, MacMillan Bloedel Ltd.,
and chairman of the UBC Employers'
Advisory Council, stressed the importance of career-related work experience by saying "Students that we hire
on a permanent basis after participation in the Co-op Program knew their
career goals and adapted quickly to
their new jobs."
The UBC Co-op Employers' Advisory Council is composed of 25
senior business executives representing
a wide spectrum of B.C. industry. MacDonald Dettwiler's Chris Morris, a
member of the council, believes that
the chance to switch from textbooks to
dealing with on-the-job realities helps
the students to narrow down their career goals. He says "It makes an awful
lot of sense for everybody — the students, the employers, and the universities." The Council advises the UBC President and deans of the participating
faculties on the most recent developments in industry as they relate to the
academic and practical preparation of
future professionals.
The growth of Co-operative Education depends to an important extent on
the growing participation of employers.
On this 10th anniversary of Co-op at
UBC, the director of the Co-op Program,
Maryke Gilmore, and the Co-op coordinators, Janet Land, David Smith,
and Gordon Staples, extend an invitation, particularly to UBC graduates, to
enter into a productive partnership
with UBC by offering a challenging position to one or more of the 200 UBC Coop students in 1987. A bright young
mind may be just the catalyst needed to
initiate innovative solutions to a company's new and existing problems.
For additional information, contact
The Office of Co-operative Education at
228-3022, Room 213, Brock Hall.
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CHRONICLE/SUMMER   25 Dr. Stanley Allen, BA'27, MA'29,
PhD'32 (McGill), has researched his
family's history for five years, with
some exciting discoveries. Not only
does he have over 12,000 relatives,
he is a 23rd cousin to Queen Elizabeth II, a cousin to Sarah Ferguson,
now Duchess of York, and a distant
cousin to his own wife, Jean Ferguson. The Allen family and the
Ferguson clan were first joined by
marriage in 1799. Dr. Allen sends
out about 200 letters each year to
cousins and friends, hoping to add
to his 60-generation family....
Where are you, 1930s grads? No
mail from any fellow grads arrived
for this issue. Will you send us
something for the Fall issue?
Marion D. Francis, BA'46, MA'49,
PhD (Iowa) was recently transferred
from Proctor and Gamble, Cincinnati to the position of Senior Scientist at Norwich Pharmaceuticals Inc.
in Norwich, N.Y ... President of VFL
Foods, Inc. in Ontario is Percy
Gitelman, BSA'49. He and wife,
Carol, have three children — Barbara, Bruce, and Francine ...
Glenna(Gillis)Zolling, BA'44,has
been elected secretary of the
Northern California Professional
Chapter, Society of Professional
Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi...
Douglas G. Jessup, BASc'43 has
retired from Boeing in Seattle
where he was Manager of Computer
Architecture Planning ... Also
retiring is Peter H. Pudney, BA'46
after 38 years with Manufacturers
Life Insurance... Dr. Jack
Freeman, BSA'49, MSA'50, won an
Award of Excellence from the
Treasury Board for scientific work
at Agriculture Canada's Agassiz
Research Station which contributed
to the revival of the B.C. raspberry
industry... The first Canadian
recipient, Donald G. Ivey, BA'44,
MA'46, received the 1987 Robert A.
Millikan Award in June from the
American Association of Physics
Teachers for his creative contribution to the teaching of physics...
Larry Root, BCom'50, will be
looking at education from a new
angle as the new chairman of the
board for East Kootenay Community College. He also heads the Lake
Windermere Broadcast Society
which brought the Knowledge
Network to the Columbia Valley ...
R. Ian Kingham, BSc'57(Civ. Eng.)
has been appointed to the position
of Manager, Transportation Plan-
Class Acts
ning and Research at Greenhorne &
O'Mara.lnc. at corporate headquarters in Greenbelt, Maryland...
McGraw-Hill gave Herb Adam,
BASc'50, something extra to celebrate on his 64th birthday with
news that they have sold 503,978
copies of the half-dozen textbooks
he has written ... Frederick M.
Ratushny, BASc'58, is now with
Shell Coal International in London,
U.K.. Henry J. Wiebe, BA'51,
BEd'56. is retiring from his teaching
career in Kitchener, Ontario. Son
Robin Scott will marry Kelly Ellington on Mr. Wiebe's own wedding anniversary ... Currently
calling L.A. home are Lome D.R.
Dyke, BCom'56, and wife E. Ann,
BA'54 where Lome is Investment
Advisor for Canada at the Canadian
Consulate General... W.N.
Holsworth, BSc'58, MSc'60 has
been a lecturer at Bendigo College
of Advanced Education in Australia
since 1976 ... Co-founder of Vancouver's MacDonald. Dettwiler and
Associates is Werner Dettwiler,
BSc'59 who is also Principal Engineer at the firm which produces
digital data processing systems...
Paul A.D. DeMaine, PhD 56, and
Margaret M. (Moodie) DeMaine.
BA(Hons)'51, MSc'53 are living in
Auburn, Alabama where Paul is a
professor of Computer Science
Engineering at Auburn University
... Eleanora (Kepper) Kueber,
BPE'55 wrote and published her
first book, "Please Don't Eat The
Doily", a book of contemporary
manners, in 1986-87 ... A Pacific
Express ticket made last Christmas
fabulous for Dave Roxburgh,
BPE'51, who won $100,000 in the
draw ... Pam (McCorkell) Grim-
mett, BS'51(Agr.), is in business for
herself as a Convention Tour Company owner in California. The
company provides special events
and tours for Medical and Scientific
conventions... Robert L. de
Pfyffer, BScA'53, now a Real Estate
Appraiser in Vernon, was involved
in the researching for Okanagan
Indian Land claims... Dr. Mari-
lynn J. Wood, BSN'59 will become
Dean of the Faculty of Nursing at
the University of Manitoba on July
1 ... Janet (Jabour) Warner,
BA'53, is Associate English Professor at Glendon College, York
University, Toronto and author of
"William Blake and the Language of
Art"... Relocating from Creston to
Uranium City. Sask. are Doris
(Larkin) Kavanaugh, BSA'50 and
her husband ... Taking an early
retirement are Shirley (Ellison)
Wright, BA'50 and her husband
John, who were both on faculty at
the University of Alberta... Nancy
J. (Northrop) Mcllveen, BScA'53 is
working in Vegetation Management
with BC Hydro looking for innovative ways to cut costs... A self-
described "golf nut," Gordon
Spare, BCom'56, is in 100 Mile
House with wife Barbara and five
children, running the local H&R
Block office and his own accounting
firm ... J. Peter McRae, BSA'50,
retired in 1985 after 28 years as
Quality Control Manager at Molson
Breweries Ltd ... John C. Ward,
BA'52, Communications Director of
the Ontario Public Service Employees Union since 1973 is now assistant to the president of the Toronto-
based labour organization ... Jean
(Francis) Fortier, BSN'58, and
Jean-Pierre Fortier, BCom'58,
have opened a Uniglobe Travel
Agency in St. Lambert, Que. Jean
keeps the books while Jean-Pierre
handles marketing ... Stan Barker
Jr., BA'55, MSc'57, PhD'62(Berke-
ley), Professor of Physics at Trinity
Western University is taking a
sabbatical leave to do research at
Cornell University in New York ...
Retired but not retired, George
Bevan, BEd'57, MEd'60, has left his
position as Director, Student Evaluation with Alberta Education to
establish an educational consulting
Eighteen year law veteran Bernard
Simpson, BA'64, BSW'65,LLB'68,
has been named chairman of the
1987 Vancouver Canadian Cancer
Society campaign. His first priority
is an educational program for the
East Indian community throughout
B.C ... .Taking a year's leave of
absence from her teaching position
at West Vernon Elementary School
is Sigrid Ann Thors, BMus'63,
who will be stepping in as Cultural
Consultant for Labor Market Services at the Ministry of Employment
and Immigration in Ottawa... John
M. Curtis, BA'63 has left the Institute for Research on Public Policy to
become a member of the Trade
Negotiations Office in Ottawa ...
Brian McGuire, MBA'69 was
promoted to the position of Vice
President at Roynat, Inc., a company which specializes in providing
financing for small and medium
sized businesses... The new President of the National Institute of
Nutrition is Dr.Nancy E.Schwartz,
BHE'68(Dietetics), PhD (Ohio), who
since 1973 was a professor of
Nutrition and Dietetics at UBC . . . W.
David Robertson, BSc'67, is the
Teaching Master and Coordinator of
Fish and Wildlife Programs at Sir
Sanford Fleming College in Ontario
... P. Dennis O'Brien, BSc'64, has
recently joined Green Mountain
Geophysics in Boulder, Colorado as
Vice President and General Manager ... Pastor Bill Styles, BSc'66,
MSc'73 and wife Gerry (Gray)
Styles,BSc'66 send greetings from
Dartmouth, N.S. where Bill is
Atlantic Director of Hope International Development Agency ...
Technical Manager, Gas Department for Esso Production in Malaysia is G. Gordon Clarke, BASc'63,
26    CHRONICLE/SUMMER MBA'71... Tom Lidkea, BASc'69,
MASc'72 and wife Margaret
(Newell) Lidkea, BSc'68 moved in
late 1986 to Victoria where Tom
was appointed Senior Environmental Officer for the Capital Regional
District... The librarian at the
Australian National University since
1977 is Joye (Johnson) Volker,
BSc'68, BLS'69, MLS'74, who was
recently appointed Senior Librarian
at the Canberra School of Art...
Todd Rogers, BSc'63, MA'68,
PhD'71, is the Acting Associate
Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies
from Jan. to June this year and is
also Associate Professor, Educational Psychology and Special
Education at UBC... Both on
faculty at the U. of Manitoba are
Ursula (Mikulko) Rempel,
BMus'67, MA'79(Calif.)and husband
W. John Rempel, BA'64, PhD-
73(Texas), he in English and she in
Music... A teacher in North Vancouver, Phyllis (Kearney) Scott,
BPE'62 is also the National Education Chairperson for the Canadian
Federation of University Women.
They are currently lobbying for
appropriate provincial use of
Federal funds for Post Secondary
education ... Bob Bray, BA'66,
MBA(SFU) recently became Director of Administration in the Faculty
of Medicine... Wayne Smith,
BPE'64 is Program Manager, Leadership Development for the Recreation and Sport Branch of the B.C.
Government... Barry T. Fur-
neaux, BSc'60(Geol.) is a Geological
and Forest Engineer Consultant at
his own company, Barry T. Fur-
neaux and Associates... Scientific
Advisor, Office of Environmental
Affairs at the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources is Bob
Greyell, BSc'66... For 20 years,
Robert T.J. Laing has handled
assignments with Chevron in places
like Houston, Indonesia, New
Orleans, The Hague, and London,U.K. as their Chief Geophysicist
and is now with an affiliate, RT.
Caltex Pacific Indonesia... Dr.
Jane Fulton, BHEc'69, MSc'81,
PhD'86 is now teaching strategic
management and health administration at the University of Ottawa
... The Vancouver law firm of Clark,
Wilson has a new partner, Paul
D.K. Fraser, LLD'64, the past
president of the Canadian Bar
Association. Mr. Fraser's work will
focus on general counsel work and
arbitration in commercial and
labour matters... The new Forests
and Lands Minister of B.C. is David
Parker, BSF'66, who has worked in
the forest industry since he graduated from UBC ... After six years
with Bull, Housser and Tupper,
Loryl (Jones) Russell, BA'69,
Dip.Ed'70,LLB'80 is starting a law
partnership in Vancouver... Sherwood L.S. Stutz, Msc'66, has been
at Penn State University's DuBois
campus teaching Wildlife Technol
ogy since 1970... Marie Clarke,
BHE'61 is an Outpatient Dietitian
and Chairperson of the Outpatient
Practice Group at St. Paul's Hospital
... The Vancouver Canuck's Vice
President of Marketing, John
Whitman, BCom'69, has ended his
16-year career with the hockey club
but is starting a new career as
President of The Pink Pages, a
brand new Vancouver business
directory... Raymond K. Whitley,
BA'69, MA'70 is the 1987 recipient
of the Commonwealth Relations
Trust Bursary which will allow him
to study educational broadcasting in
the UK... .Jay Atherton, BA'61, is
Director General at the Historical
Resources Branch of the National
Archives of Canada in Ottawa...
After serving on the Kitimat School
Board as Trustee for 11 years,
Richard W. Wozney, BA'66,LLB'70
was elected Alderman for the
District of Kitimat in Nov. 1986...
Vice President, Personnel and
Administration of Canadian Pacific
Ltd., is Kenneth S. Benson,
Executive Director of the Canadian
Cancer Society, Ontario Division is
Dorothy J. Lamont, MSW'68...
Gary Jackson, BCom'69 is downright dealing in money as the owner
of the Golden Nugget in Vancouver.
The stakes won't be high, but B.C.'s
first permanent casino will be a
terrific new place for fund-raising...
Working on expanding Nanaimo
Regional General Hospital is
Malcolm Telford, BSc'65, the new
Executive Director at the institution
... David C. Pegg, BCom'63, was
appointed to the board of directors
of Elite Insurance Management Ltd
... .Michael J. O'Conner, BASc-
(Civ.Eng.)'69, is the new Regional
Manager of the Greater Vancouver
Regional District. From 1981 to
1986, O'Conner was senior official
responsible for the construction of
the Skytrain, and more recently,
was Senior VP of Operations for
B.C. Transit... A math teacher for
13 years, Ian DeGroot, BSc'69,
MEd'81, was recently appointed to
the Washington, D.C.-based committee on Instructional Issues in
Mathematics... Lorrie Williams,
BA'66, a teacher in New Westminster, and president of the Canadian
Haram Education Society was
awarded $10,000 by UNESCO to aid
education efforts in Kenya... Mr.
John P. Bell, BCom'62, has been
appointed Canada's Ambassador to
Brazil. Mr. Bell was previously
Ambassador to the Cote d'lvoire
since 1984. During his long career,
he has served in many other diplomatic capacities for the country.
Sheila (Woinoski) Lencoe , BA'73,
has a new cookbook, "A Taste Tour
of Vancouver" and a new, third
baby, Taryn Kelsey ... The Gold-
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CHRONICLE/SUMMER   27 stream Gazette in Victoria recently
welcomed Janet Thorson, BA'78
as its new editor... Mr. Philip B.
Halkett, BA'72, was appointed
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Finance and Corporate Relations of
BC in July... Francis E. Schwab,
BSc'74, MSc'79, PhD'86, with his
wife Susan, MSc'79, has moved to
Wolfville, N.S. to become Assistant
Professor of Wildlife Management
at Acadia University... Entrepreneur Charles Fipke, BSc'73, is in
Kelowna running his own company.
His lab, CF. Mineral Research, has
performed work for The Smithsonian Institute ... From Calgary to
Toronto to L.A., D.C. Bentall,
BCom'79 is back in Vancouver as
Vice President of Canadian Developments with The Bentall Group.
He brings with him two young
daughters and a son ... Poet and
essayist Crispin Elsted, BA'73,
MA'75, found time between acting
and directing Shakespearean plays
to lecture Feb. 3 at the Chilliwack
Public Library on the Fraser Valley
College production of Romeo and
Juliet... Best of luck to Mary-
Catherine Roone, BA'79, in her
new private practice in Personal
Counselling in Westmount, P.Q ...
Allison (Pearce) Cutler, BSN 77
has been appointed Senior Public
Health Nurse at the Central Vancouver Island Health Unit... Anne
E. McConnell, BSc'79, BASc'84, is
a Product Development Engineer
with Proctor and Gamble ... Full
time Physio/Fitness Coordinator for
the National/Olympic Ski Team is
Carl W. Petersen, BPE'79, BSR'83
... He was a research chemist, a
scientist, and a sales rep but Wayne
Leyton, BSc'79, MSc'85 is now a
President at Synthon Industries Ltd.
in Vancouver... Sheena (Webster)
Lott, BSR'73 is married, has three
children, and is a full-time freelance
artist in Sidney, B.C. She holds her
third solo show in Oct. 1987 ...
Grace L. Walker, BSR'76, is self-
emnloved at Walker Physical
Therapy in Orange, CA ... Profood
Consulting was formed by Kathy
Jupp, BHEc'72, in 1984 where she
is a freelance Home Economics and
Marketing Consultant... G. Paul
Corbett, BSc'71 is an Income Tax
Auditor for Revenue Canada...
Leonard Tenisci, BSc'70(Zool.)
freelances as an actor, photographer and writer but really wants to
be a film maker... John Cooper,
BSc'78(Zool.) is a Biological Technician at the B.C. Provincial Museum
and is currently co-writing a book
on the birds of B.C ... .Having
obtained her certificate in Criminology, and a diploma in Public Sector
Management (UVic), Vera
Culhane, BSc'70, now works as the
Director, Probation and Family
Court Services at the Corrections
Branch in North Vancouver ...
Andrew N. Lin, BSc'75, MD'78,
became a dermatologist and moved
to New York to do research at
Rockefeller University where he is
Research Associate and Associate
Physician. He is writing a book on
clinical dermatology... Fighting
crime is Russell Sanderson,
BSc'78, who married Sheryl
Charlton, BEd'78, had two children
and became a Police Constable in
Vancouver... Also with the Vancouver Police Department is Carolyn M. Kirkwood, BSc'70, a Forensic Chemist who analyses body
tissues for the presence of drugs and
alcohol, and teaches policemen
how to operate breathalyzers...
Nelson Riis, MA'70 is battling
many geographic issues as the M.P.
for Kamloops-Shuswap... Recently
appointed to the Vernon Advisory
Planning Commission is Catherine
(Dumont) L'Heureux, BA'72, who
is also married with five children ...
Olga Piedrahita, BSc(Agr)'77,
MSc(Guelph), is back working as a
research associate at the Horticultural Research Institute of Ontario,
following the birth of twin girls in
1985 with husband Mitch Trimble
... Canadian Commonwealth
Scholar Samaradasa Weerahandi,
PhD'77, is now assistant professor
on the University of Wisconsin-
Green Bay Science and Environmental Change Faculty, teaching
statistics... Kinsmen Rehabilitation
Foundation librarian Katheleen M.
Ellis, MLS'78, was appointed to
Advisory Committee of the National
Library of Canada's Service to
Handicapped Persons... Sharon
(Clarke) Jardine, BEd'78, is
working for Hawaiian Airlines,
while husband Gary Jardine,
BA'78, is an interior designer for
Robert Ledingham ... Robert E.H.
Khoo, BSc'78, MS(Calgary), completed his residency in general
surgery, and is in a fellowship in
colorectal surgery ... Administrative assistant with Toronto Dominion Bank's Manitoba and Northwest
Ontario division in Winnipeg is
Joan Elizabeth Lee, BA'78... Both
Commerce grads, Dan Muzzin,
BCom'78, and Sharon (Rollins)
Muzzin, BCom'78, live with their
two children in Victoria, where Dan
is finance manager of 1VL Technologies Ltd., and Sharon works part-
time as manager for Thorne Ernst
and Whinney Chartered Accountants ... Back from Tokyo, Frances
Nakanishi, BSR'79, and husband
Michael Nakanishi, BCom,78,
have returned with their two
children on a transfer with Thorne
Ernst and Whinney... Former
Vancouver Sun and Ubyssey
reporter Chris Gainor, BA'79,
joined the Medical Post as Montreal staff writer... Brian Gilbey,
BMus'79, MBA'81, joined the MIS
department of BCE Development
Corp.... Deputy Headmaster of the
Sydney Church of England private
school in Australia is Chris
Brangwin, BEd'71, MA'73 ... Ollie
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28    CHRONICLE/SUMMER Whitcutt, BEd'73, a teacher at
Quilchena Elementary, was the first
school teacher to receive an Honorary Life Membership. The award
was given by the B.C. Music Educators Association for her outstanding
contribution to music education...
Mike Petrow, BSc'79, switched
careers from computers to police
work and is now stationed as an
RCMP officer in Athabasca, Alta...
.Gerry West, BASc'79 is senior
metallurgist for Moly-Cop Canada
... Featured recently at the Sooke
Harbour House restaurant in
Victoria was a menu including
edible wild plants developed in part
by Nancy Turner, PhD'73 ... Mr.
Charles Munro, BCom'74, has
been appointed to Assistant Vice
President in the Commercial Mortgage Division at First City Trust...
Vancouver artist Wendy Hamlin,
BFA'78, is making a name for
herself, having had exhibits in
Vancouver, Surrey, Toronto and
Quebec City... Lyall D. Knott,
BCom'71, LLB72,LLM73(Lond.) has
been appointed to the selection
committee of the Duff-Rinfret
Scholarship. The award is $11,000
plus tuition fees, a travelling allowance and a thesis allowance and its
aim is to provide incentive to seven
superior Canadian law students and
practicing lawyers to continue their
education... Father Brian
Heinrich, BA'79, is a graduate
student at General Theological
Seminary, Chelsea, New York, and
curate of Trinity Lower East Side
Parish... Former Alumni Chronicle
board member Geoff Hancock,
BFA'73, MFA'75, has authored three
books in 1987: Invisible Fictions:
Stories From Contemporary Quebec; Published in Canada; and
Canadian Writers at Work,
published by Oxford University
Hector M. Lizama has added an
MSc(Manitoba) to his BSc'83 from
UBC and is now working on a PhD
... Yuet Wah Leong, BSc'84 and
William Wong, BSc'84 were
married May 3,1986... Joining as
an Account Executive at Pacific
Liaicon Ltd. is Graham B. Heal,
BA'83 ... Darryl Craig, MEd'85 has
moved with wife Andrea and their
three children to Ft. McMurray
where he is Vice-Principal of
Westwood Community High School
... Peter Prongos, MA'86 is the
B.C. Coordinator for the Coalition
for Aid to Nicaragua... Brenda
Waddington, BEd'84 and Ken
Black, BSc'80 were married in
August 1986 ... Overseas is Barbara I. Laurie, BSc'81, who married Capt. Marvin J. Friesen,
BSc'81, MD'85, in January before
heading for a Canadian Forces base
in Lahr, West Germany... Richard
Payne, BMus'81, MMus'85, is in
Tokyo for nine months on a Canada
Council grant, writing a chamber
opera... .Robert Searle, MEd'81,
left Indian and Northern Affairs in
Prince George to join Penticton
School District as secondary counsellor of Native students... Going
nuts in Hawaii, Vic Fletcher,
BA'82, was promoted to vice-
president of Hawaiian Holiday
Macadamia Nut Co. Inc. ... A third
year medical student in Tulsa,
Oklahoma, Peter Grigg, BSc'82, is
married to Rhonda Cobb... Robert
Jourdain, MA'82(Planning), has
been working since 1983 as chief of
the Community and Regional
Economic Development Research
Program at Battelle Geneva Research Centres in Switzerland ... By
now a familiar face, Jenny Lee,
BA'82, took over the money column
for the Vancouver Sun... Ray
Mathes, MSc'82, left Waterville,
Maine to rejoin Boise Cascade Corp.
in St. Helens, Oregon... Mary A.
Burns, MBA'83, was promoted to
western regional marketing director
of TransAmerica Life in Toronto...
In London, England, David Cotton,
BCom'83, is a consultant to a top
international investment bank,
developing leading-edge information systems... Prayer by family
friends helped Gary Horton,
BSc'83, recover following an operation at Vancouver General Hospital
... Robert Guertin, BASc'83,
married Linda LeBouthillier and
moved to a new job as project
engineer for Fraser Paper in New
Brunswick... Teaching Grade 1
French immersion in Kelowna is
Lisa Jaffary, BEd'83 ... Studying
architecture in Toronto, Catherine
(Ramsay) Kirkwood, BA'83, was
married last year to Miles
Kirkwood, BA'83, who is senior
salesman at Midland Doherty
Institution Bond Sales... After three
years of post-graduate training and
work in Calgary, James Lai, MC'83,
started his own family law practice
in Vancouver... Now working in
Adelaide in the Corporate Finance
Division of Morgan Guarantee
Australia Ltd. is Esther Mercedes
Ruberl, MA'83... Grace
Schalkwyk, BCom'83, is an associate in the Investment Banking
Group at First Boston Corp. in New
York, working on Canadian corporate and government clients... The
Campbell River University Women's
Club presented a $500 award to
Pam Wood, BSc'83, now a veterinary student at the University of
Saskatchewan ... John Yandel,
BCom'83 is working with the
Alberta Petroleum Marketing
Commission ... Now in Portland,
Jane Andrew, BSR'84, is a physical
therapist at the Rehabilitation
Institute of Oregon ... Edmund L.
Bacon, BSc'84, is with Dataflow
Consultants Inc. in Prince George
... There was a June wedding at the
Faculty Club in '86 for Helen
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CHRONICLE/SUMMER   29 (Evans) Benson, BSc(Agr.)'84,
working with Price Waterhouse,
and third year medical student Neil
Benson, BSc'81, BSc(Agr.)'84 ... In
his third year of PhD Chemistry
studies on a three-year B.C.R.C.
scholarship, Walter V. Cicha,
BSc'84, is working on rechargable
Li batteries and superacid systems
... Richard T. Dendy, BCom'84, is
now a commercial account officer,
recently married to Shani N.
(Claridge) Dendy ... J. Karen
(Mills) Dylla, BA'84, married Paul
Dylla in May, 1986... Representing
Yukon on the Assembly of First
Nations Committee of Inquiry
examining Indian education, Mary
Easterson, BEd'84, took part in
committee hearings across Canada
... Since graduation James R.
Favaro, BSc'84, has been working
as medical sales representative for
Fisons Pharmaceuticals... Pursuing
a Bachelor of Architecture degree
at Oklahoma State University is
Robert Haitch Lee, BSc'84 ...
Moved to Campbell River from
MacKenzie, Ian Miller, BSF'84, is a
silviculture resource technician
with the Ministry of Forests. He
married Colleen McKendry,
BSF'84, in December... Arts joined
Commerce in July when Andrew
A. Shaw, BCom'84, married Marion (Harvey) Shaw, BA'84 ...
Living in Morden, Manitoba, Al
Sigurdson, BPE'84 is P.E. teacher at
Morden Collegiate, and is engaged
to Manitoba Phys. Ed graduate
Susanne Enns... Director of nursing at Sparwood General Hospital.
Donna Gaye Smitton, BSN'85,
lives in Elkford, B.C. with husband
Alan Smitton, BEd'85, who
teaches Grade 7 at Rocky Mountain
Elementary ... Denise Tupman.
BEd'85, teaches in the Independent
School in Kemano, B.C.... Now
assistant professor at the University
of Texas at Austin, Arja H.
Turunen, PhD'85, was engaged to
marry Arnold Red of Dallas, in
February... Chun Din Wong,
BASc'85, is a sales engineer for
Johnson Controls Hong Kong Ltd.
... Peter Fischl, BSc'86, is a coal
geologist with Nuspar Resources
Ltd.... Economic development
officer for Nanaimo is Ted Mason,
BCom'86 who worked for Expo 86
following graduation ... Gone to
Ann Arbor, Steven T. Smith,
BASc'86, is research engineer in the
Robot Vision Department of the
Environmental Research Institute of
Michigan ... A Physics lab demonstrator at Cariboo College, Colin
Taylor, BSc'86, lives in Kamloops ...
Good timing! Born Jan. 1. 00:07
hour, Patricia Kristen is Winnipeg's
1987 New Year's Baby to parents
Michael and Cheryl (Funk) Bray,
BHE'86... A first baby for Alex
Speers, BSc'76(Agr.), MSc'82, and
wife Eleanor, Robert Allan Howard
Speers on Aug. 7,1986... Pamela
Joan was born Sept. 19, 1986 to
Bruce and Julie (Jessee) Gaunt,
BHE'78. . Donna (Duncan)
Kaytor, BSc'75(Pharm.), and
husband Cal, a daughter, Lisa Jane
born March 7, 1986, a sister for
Kimberley ... Jill (Tindle) Goyert,
BSR78, and Peter Goyert, BSR78,
their first child Stephanie, July
20,1986... A third son for Ronald
L. Hanford, BASc'74 and wife Carol
in Ontario... Tim Ireland, BPE'79
and Laura (Coburn) Ireland,
BEd'77 are overjoyed with their
newly adopted daughter, Rebekah
Lee ... Born to Richard Baer,
BA'78, MLS'80 and wife Trish,
Matthew William on Nov. 17, 1986,
a brother for Christopher... Nicholas Rice, BA'73 and wife Phyllis
have a baby girl, Neta Jo... Pamela
(Finnie) Williamson, BSN'82, a
son, Scott Alan John on Dec. 11,
1986 ... Deanne Henderson,
BAsc'84, and Barbara Jean Murdoch, BScN'84, Laura Jean, Aug.
26,1986 following their marriage
Aug. 31,1985. She is a public health
nurse, and he is Weldwood Canada
plant engineer at 100 Mile House...
Russel McCabe, BSc'73, and wife
Patricia, a son, Timothy Russell,
Nov. 4, 1986, brother for Christine
Patricia ... Laurie (Carter) Mecke,
BCom'81, daughter Emily Jo, July
16,1986... Rosemary E. Murphy
Milne,LLB'82, daughter Alison
Ann, Nov. 4,1986... A boy for
Leahann (Crosbie) Mohle, BS-
c(Agr.)'85, and Nigel, Jordan Andrew JamesonOct.31,1986... Adi
K.M. Mudaliar, MD'81, a second
daughter, Sanjini Emilia, July
7,1986 ... Gordon Douglas Murray, BA'71,LLB'74, and wife Janet,
a girl, Fione Maire, Oct. 31,1986...
Dianne Beverley Neufeld.
BPE'76, and Wolfgang Neufeld,
BPE75, their first child, Lindsay
Michelle, Feb. 27,1986 in Kelowna
... Loretta Bogert-O'Brien,
BHE'78, MSc(Winnipeg)and Daniel
Bogert-O'Brien, BA'76, MDiv-
(Claremont), a son, Wade Emmett,
Oct. 31,1986, brother to Adina
James Stuart Keate,
BA'35,LLD'85, March 2,1987 at 73
years after a long period of ill
health. Publisher of The Vancouver
Sun from 1964 to 1978, his career
also included sports reporting for
the Province, writing for the Toronto Star, working for Time and
Life in New York, and publishing the
Victoria Times. He received many
honors in his lifetime and is survived by his wife Letha, son Richard, and daughter Kathryn. Dr.
Eleanor P. Jow, BA'50, MA'52,
MD'56, March 3, 1987 due to kidney
failure. Her career included work at
the Vancouver General,
Shaughnessy and McGill University
Hospitals, as well as John Hopkins
University. She is survived by her
husband John . Ernest Edward
Livesey, BA'33, of Tsawwassen on
Jan. 8,1987 while on vacation in
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is
deeply missed by his wife
Catherine, daughter and son-in-law,
Diana and Jacques Thiriar of
Montreal, sister, Nellie Horth of
Sidney, B.C., and granddaughters,
Corinne and Yannick. Donations to
the Ernest E. Livesey Memorial
Scholarship may be sent to the
V.C.C. Educational Foundation, Box
24700, Stn. C, Vancouver, V5T 4N4.
Mr. Hugh R. Chisholm,
BASc'49, Dean of Forestry at BCIT,
June, 1985. William E. Cooper,
BA'49,LLB'52 at 69 after a brief
illness. Bill retired in 1986 after a
long career in his own Criminal and
Civil Law practice. He is survived
by three brothers and their families,
John and Bea Cooper and their two
sons, Mel and Ray; Rod and Melvina
Cooper and their two daughters,
Cheryall and Lynne, and Tom
Cooper. Also a sister, Connie, and
several great-nieces and nephews.
Genevieve Leonor Stafford,
BA'39, Oct. 12, 1986 at 67 years, in
Lethbridge. She is survived by her
husband, Percy, her son Larry, her
daughter Donna Mason of Victoria,
her mother, Francis Burns and
stepfather Wilfred Burns of Victoria,
her brothers, George Saunders and
Ronald Burns, and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of
personal choice. Mr. John CP.
Boyes, BA'44 on Nov. 6, 1986. Mr.
Robert Ronald Williams, BASc'51
on Jan. 26, 1987 at the age of 62 in
Calgary after a courageous battle
with cancer. He is survived by his
wife, Betty, son, Greg, two daughters, Diane Rose and Therese, one
sister, Joan, and numerous brothers
and sisters-in-law, nieces, and
nephews. Memorial tributes may be
made to the Canadian Cancer
Society. George Frank Waites,
BA'32 on Dec. 17,1986 in Menlo
Park, CA. He is survived by his wife,
Winona T. (Straight) Waites, BA'26,
his children, Margaret Anne Berge-
son and Robert Frank Waites, and
four grandchildren. George Ta-
teishi, BASc'58 on Nov. 4, 1986. He
is survived by his wife Joy, his son,
Donald, and his daughter, Lynda.
Thomas W. McConnell, BCom'47
on Jan. 16,1987 at M.S.A. Hospital
in Abbotsford.
Mr. Dean H. Goard, BA'32 on
Jan. 5, 1986. He is survived by his
wife lsabelle, BA'30. Robert S.
Isbister, BSA'50, February, 1986.
Nancy D.J. (Peterson) Johnson,
BHE77.LLB (Victoria), July 19,
1986. An articling student with
Sproule, Allin, Anderson in Nanaimo, she is survived by her
mother Shirley Peterson, and sisters
Donna Hayward, BASc'79, BSC-
P'84, and Sheryl (Peterson) Giroday,
BSc'82. Donations to the University
of Victoria: Nancy Johnson Memorial Fund. Orma K. Kyle, BA'80, at
84 in September, 1986. A graduate
at age 78, she taught school after
her husband J. Arnold Kyle's death
in 1958. She is survived by son
Doug Kyle, BASc'54, and daughter
Lynne Muir. Walter A. Kenyon,
BA'53, MA, PhDfToronto), at 70 on
Sept. 10, 1986 in Toronto. Former
curator of the Royal Ontario Museum, he made extensive archeological findings in Ontario. He is
survived by his wife Eva, daughters
Christine and Diane, and one
grandchild. Charles W.E. Locke,
BASc'31, June 9,1986.
John Lukenchuk, MD'55, Feb. 5,
1986 in Alberta. He is survived by
his wife Elsie, children Darcy,
Doreen, Shauna, Vic, Lorna and
Mark, father Joe, mother Dora,
brother Mike, and grandson Ian.
Edythe Mamie McAllister, BA'51,
BEd'52. Philip R. McDonald,
BA'56, MA, PhD(Harvard), Jan. 12,
1987 at Northeastern University,
Boston, where he was dean of the
College of Business Administration.
Born in Vancouver, he served as
Dean for four years, implementing
a faculty recruitment program that
doubled the college's size and
strengthened the school's ties with
the business community. He is
survived by wife Marguerite,
children Rebecca and Bruce,
mother Betsy of Vancouver and
sister Valerie Davison of Surrey.
Gertrude M. Savage, BA'30, Sept.
7, 1986. She taught at Pitman
College and Britannia High School.
Mavor S. Thompson, BASc'48,
Aug. 24,1986. Mary Evelyn
(Blandy) Ware, BA'49, Oct. 29,
1986 in Ottawa. Active in the
University Women's Club of Ottawa,
and a volunteer to the Museum of
Man and in community life in the
City of Kanata, she is survived by
husband Dennis, BSA'49, MSA'52,
and three sons. John R. Whi-
te,LLB'64, Nov. 27, 1985. Roy R.
Williams, BASc'62, July 25, 1986.
Helen (Milne) Clark, BSA'27,
Jan. 1987. Sister Kathleen M.
Courtney BSN'61, on March 31,
1986, of cancer. Mr. Leonard
Joseph Timmins, BED-E'61, Dec.
30, 1986. John Guy (Jack) Pear-
cey, BASc'27, May 21, 1984. Marion C. Callon, BA'39, Feb. 20,
1987. Heather Ann Smith, BA'84,
Mar. 11, 1987. Mary L. Black,
BA'27, Mar. 4, 1987 in Nanaimo. A
high school teacher for many years
in East Trail and Burnaby, she spent
her retirement years in Parksville,
Vancouver Island. She is survived
by her brother, Albert E, and three
sisters, Dorothy, Helen, and Jean, all
of Nanoose Bay. Dr. John A.
Willoughby, MD'56, Feb. 7, 1987
of a heart attack while running in a
50 km marathon near 100 Mile
House. His home was Kamloops
where he was active in establishing
the city's first civic political party.
Planned Action by Concerned
Citizens. His medical specialties
were pediatrics and allergies. He is
survived by his wife, Berte Willoughby, BSN'57, three daughters,
and two sons.
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A Souvenir
Dear Alumnus,
When was the last time you visited the UBC campus or stopped to recall your
years as a student? This beautiful new Oxford University Press production
"The University of British Columbia: A Souvenir" will jog your memory and
much much more. The collection of photographs, both new and old, are integrated with an entertaining commentary by George Woodcock who traces
the development of UBC into 'one ofthe country's most important teaching
and research institutions'. Life on campus is addressed from the perspective
of both the student and the larger community. Through its faculty and stu-
|;iji^i^J^ll^leseaich, UBC is a major contributor to the province, the coun-
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|       The Association believes that "The University of
\      British Columbia: A Souvenir' does justice to this
i      reputation, and is an item you would be proud
'-:    to own and display for its meaning and its mem-
S ^les. To obtain your copy, simply complete the
>:|||igfefe»■below and forward to The University
pl^pMtish Columbia Alumni Association.
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George Woodcock & Tim Fitzharris
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