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The University of British Columbia Alumni Magazine
Volume 52 • Number 3 •   Fall, 1998
Research news, Alumni news
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Modern meets neo-classical: Catherine Quinlan, the
new University Librarian stands in front of that tough
old UBC icon, Main Library. Chris Petty photo
Our new University Librarian is nothing
like the cliches. She plays the cello,
boxes and knows her way around an
account book. And her hair's too short
. More students every year are
to wear in a bun. ' '
^^^^^      ^^^. taking co-op work placements
^m   ■■      ^M as part of their academic
^BHI    ^^^^ program. It's paying off.
We track down the elusive
Buzz Moore. He's been a
mainstay in the Athletics
department for 35 years.
Editor Chris Petty, MFA'86
Assistant Editor Shari Ackerman
Contributors Ron Burke, BA'82,
Don Wells, BA'89
Advertising Katie Stradwick
Board of Directors
President Haig Farris, BA'60, LLD'97
Senior VP Linda Thorstad, BSc'77, MSc'84
Past President Tricia Smith, BA'80, LLB'85
Treasurer Thomas Hasker, BA'86
Members at Large '98-'00
Gregory Clark, BCom'86, LLB'89
Jean Forrest, BPE'83
Thomas Hobley, MBA'83
Members at Large '97-'99
Peter Ladner, BA'70
Don Wells, BA'89
Lome Whitehead, BSc'77, MSc'80, PhD'89
Executive Director
Agnes Papke, BSc(Agr)'66
Editorial Committee
Don Wells, BA'89, Chair
Ron Burke, BA'82
Paula Martin
Sue Watts, MF'75, PhD'81
Design Consultation
Chris Dahl Design Communications
Printed In Canada by Mitchell Press
ISSN 0824-1279
The University of British Columbia Alumni Association
Research News
Senate Elections
Alumni Day
A digest of news from UBC
The University Senate is the most
Come up to Point Grey and see
Reports and elsewhere:
important policy-making body on
how the old place has changed.
Dinosaur doo-doo, International
campus. Here's your chance to
And how it's stayed the same.
House turns 40, more.
vote for the senators,
Here's your full schedule of events
UBC alumni write books. We try
to show you some of them. It's
hopeless: too many writers, too
much talent.
Alumni News
From division gatherings to
reunions and Young Alumni
events, here's all the information
you need to stay in touch.
Class Acts
What's going on with those
people who sat beside you in
English 101? Here's the place to
find out.
Visit our website: www.alumni.ubc.ca chroniclenews
Dinosaur 'Drops'
Now Friihle	
Dinosaur droppings have earned a
new place in modern recycling
culture as edible treats for kids.
UBC graduate student Jill Richardson's Dinodrops have claimed a spot in an
international competition.
Richardson, who is completing a
master's degree in Food Science with the
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, is one of
six finalists and the first Canadian ever in
the Institute of Food Technologists'
Student Association Product Development
Competition. The competition took place
in Atlanta, Georgia, last June.
Dinodrops are oddly-shaped, candy-
coated sour cherries in colours ranging
from "puke green" to "blood red."
Richardson says the product's initial
success is based on taste, target market,
appearance and packaging.
"They're a sweet and sour candy that
have a definite gross-out factor," she says.
The candy is targeted to kids under 14.
The candy's centre is a dehydrated
sour cherry produced using unique
technology called vacuum microwave
drying, developed by DRI Dehydration
Research, Inc., a spin-off company of
UBC's dept. of Food Science. They are
Jill Richardson models dino do.
stamped with a dinosaur's footprint and
packaged in a box that lets out a "Dino
call" when blown into while empty. The
dinosaur's rear-end colours the box,
which also features educational information on dinosaurs.
Winners were chosen based on
product originality, feasibility,
innovativeness, market potential and
presentation skills. •
International House Celebrates 40th
It will be a time to share your stories
and experiences, meet old friends and
relive memories. International House
is celebrating its 40th anniversary and
would like to invite International House
alumni to the festivities to be held March
1-5, 1999.
The facility was opened by Eleanor
Roosevelt on March 4, 1959. Backed by
President Mackenzie and financed largely
by community service groups, the project
awakened the university and the local
community to the value of
international students. It's been a
social, intellectual and political
haven for international students
for 40 years. For information on
the reunion, contact International
House at: 1783 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2. Call 822-8959,
or e-mail: IH40th@ubc.ca. •
A few UBC students relax and enjoy
the atmosphere of International
House in the seventies.
Canada Scores High
for Health and Drugs
Pharmaceutical drug research is
on a new high. In the ten years
after the introduction of Bill C-
22, pharmaceutical companies have increased drug research in Canada dramatically.
Last year, companies pumped $665
million into drug development research,
up 300 per cent from 1988. Nearly $400
million of that money funded clinical
trials, in which new drugs and therapies
are tested on patients prior to formal approval.
More Canadians are being treated
with leading-edge therapies as well as
testing of a variety of drugs.
There are now twice as many Canadians enrolled in clinical trials as there
were seven years ago.
"Pharmaceutical research is a global
activity—the laboratory is the planet,"
says Dr. Robert Dugal, director of university and scientific affairs for the Ottawa-
based Pharmaceutical Manufacturers'
Association of Canada (PMAC). "And our
capabilities to host this activity have improved considerably."
Canada is seen as an excellent place
to test drugs and conduct research. Our
health care system is recognized around
the world as a high quality, sophisticated
system that provides top-notch care. •
Chronicle People
Linda Thorstad BSc(Hon)'77, MSc'84,
is now UBC
Alumni Association's
senior vice-
and will
assume the
position of
next year.
A member
of UBC's Board of Governors since 1997,
Thorstad is vice-president of corporate
relations at Viceroy Resources, specializing in strategic planning and communications.  She won a YWCA Women of
Distinction Award for management and
the professions.
• The International Association of Business Communicators of BC has named
Martha Piper Communicator of the
Year. She is recognized for increasing the
university's visibility in the community
by promoting UBC and its research
through the Think About It campaign.
• C. Lynn Smith has been appointed a
BC Supreme Court Judge.
Before joining the Faculty of Law in
1981, Smith clerked for the chief justice
of BC and practiced general litigation
with Shrum, Liddle and Hebenton in
Vancouver. In 1994, Canadian Lawyer
Smith one of
the 20 most
lawyers in
Canada. She
was UBC's
dean of Law
from 1991-
• UBC Electrical Engineering Prof. Guy
Dumont is the first recipient of the
Universal Dynamics Prize for Leadership in Process Control Technology.
Dumont introduced the
general purpose "smart"
controller for
use. The controller is being used
broadly, from
pulp and paper to glass
manufacturing and brewing.
• The 1998 Douglas Purvis Prize has
been awarded to Jonathan Kesselman,
UBC Economics Prof., for excellence in
writing on Canadian economic policy.
Kesselman received the prize and
$10,000 at the recent annual meeting
of the Canadian Economics Association
in Ottawa. His treatise, General Payroll
Taxes: Economics, Politics and Design,
includes a proposal to replace the GST
with a general payroll tax.
Kesselman was also awarded a 5-
year, $1.25 million grant from SSHRC
to examine the economic well-being of
Canadians. He received an additional
$.5 million from UBC, government
agencies and NGOs.
• The Royal Society of London has a
new member: UBC Prof. Thomas Cava-
0 lier-Smith. The election is one of the
-§_ highest honours in the British academic
1 community.
_§ A leading botany researcher, Cava-
'?? lier-Smith was inducted into the Royal
«j  Society of Canada last November.
• Maria Klawe, vice-president, Student
and Academic Services, has been appointed dean of the Faculty of Science.
Klawe has
been VP since
Feb. 1995. Before that she
was head of
the dept. of
Computer Science for more
than six years.
She holds the
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council-IBM Chair for Women in Science and
Engineering for BC and the Yukon.
1^8-99 Deluxe Travel Line Up
Costa Rica-Darien Jungle
December 14-23,1998
Lesser Antilles and Orinoco Jungle River
February 22-March 5,1999
From Machu Picchu to the Galapagos
March 14-26, 1999
Far East Odyssey
April 25,1999
Alumni College in Scotland
April 31-May 8,1999
The Waterways of Bohemia and Saxony
June 2, 1999
Cotes du Rhone Passage
June 29-July 12,1999
Alumni College in Tuscany
July 6-14,1999
Journey of the Czars
August 8,1999
America's Maritime Heritage
September 18,1999
Alumni College in Greece
October 11- 20,1999
Chronicle chronicle news
UBC's First Annual General
Meeting will take place on October
22 at Robson Place in downtown
Vancouver. Martha Piper will speak, and
highlights (financial and otherwise) of
the 1997-98 year will be presented.
Doors of the Robson Ballroom open at
10:30 am for light refreshments and the
meeting will start at 11:00 and end at
noon. Everyone is invited to attend. Call
822-4636 for more info.
October is Great Trek
Month In 1922, thousands of men
and women made the trek from
downtown to Point Grey to impress on
the government that it was time to get
on with building a university. To commemorate
the grit and determination of these folks,
events are planned that will focus on the
original trek. Things kick off with the Great Trek
Fun Run and Proclamation on Sun. Sept. 27, the
AMS Great Trekker Award reception on Wed.
Oct. 14, the Great Trek Luncheon on Fri. Oct. 16
and Alumni Day, October 17. For info, call
Catherine Newlands at 822-1897 or e-mail at
Win a Free Trip on Canadian
Canadian Airlineshasbeen
chosen as the airline of record for UBC. Alumni
who book personal or business flights through
certain agents are eligible for the corporate
rate for their particular flight. In return, the
Alumni Association gets 6% of the gross sales
to apply to scholarships and programs.
Canadian has also supplied two tickets to be
auctioned off at the annual dinner, and two
more tickets to wherever Canadian flies will be
awarded in a draw to alumni who participate in
this program. Call 736-7662 or 331-1576 for
bookings. Ask for the UBC agent and identify
yourself as a UBC alumnus.
And Don't Forget...
The 4th Annual Alumni Recognition and Sports
Hall of Fame Dinner will be held on October 8
at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver. It's one of
the best parties ofthe year. Proceeds go to
support student scholarships. Call 822-3313.
Fund to Boost UBC Research
Members of UBC's research
community are hailing a
$100 million BC Knowledge
Development Fund announced recently
by the provincial government. They see
the fund as an important step towards
establishing and maintaining leading
research programs in BC.
"The fund will improve BC's ability
to attract and keep world-class researchers," said Michael Smith, professor of
biotechnology at UBC. "BC will become
more attractive to researchers from
other provinces and countries."
The program will cover 40% of the
costs of research infrastructure at BC's
post-secondary institutions, hospitals
and affiliated non-profit research agencies,
says Andrew Petter, minister of Advanced
Education, Training and Technology.
It will also help researchers draw on
$800 million in funds held by the Canada
Foundation for Innovation.
President Martha Piper said the fund
will support some of the best researchers,
teachers and students in the world and
help make BC the "biotech corridor" of
Michael Smith, Professor of Biotechnology.
Canada. It will also support the development of new composite wood products,
cleaner burning energy, advances in
information technology and environmental sciences, microelectronics and building
advanced materials.
"All of these areas are vital to the
growth and prosperity of BC," she said. •
A Cliffhanger Mystery!
fe     "Quick Watson.
.j^^The game's afoot!"
Join Shearluck and Dr. Witless to solve a mishap it
the house on the cliff.
Friday, November 13, 1998, 7:30 pm <
6251 Cecil Green Park House       "
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Call 822-3313 to RSVP by Oct. 31 or e-mail alumni@alumni.ubc.ca.
Special thanks to Roger Haskett, BA'86, BFA'91, MA'92 and Murder
Unlimited for staging and sponsoring the murder mystery for the past four years.
Chronicle Message from the President
The Library is Still the Heart ofthe University
Early photographs of UBC all have
one thing in common: Main Library. Surrounded by bare fields,
scrubby trees in the distance, a few other
structures (and cows, in one famous
though concocted photo), the building
stood as a beacon on the Point Grey campus. Even afterwards, when the 'temporary' buildings of the thirties went up,
and during the post-war building boom,
Main was the dominant feature of the
In spite of all the spectacular construction on campus over the past 10
years, Main, and what it represents, still
stands out not only as a great building in
its own right, but as the intellectual centre of the university. Indeed, with 13 locations across campus, our library system
is at the heart of virtually every learning
and research experience at UBC.
But the very fact of its importance
presents extraordinary challenges to the
library system. We're all aware of the information explosion that has occurred
over the past few decades. That explosion
has affected academe in a profound way:
more researchers are exploring more areas of investigation than at any other
time in history. Couple that with the
move, in recent years, to a more interdisciplinary approach to both teaching and
research, and the result is a huge increase
in demand on the library's resources.
Our library has responded well to
this demand and to the avalanche of new
materials and new technology that has
grown up around it. It's hard to believe
that the move from card catalogues to
electronic storage of library data occurred
only 20 years ago. Now, the library is
moving from the text-based system
thought so revolutionary at that time to a
Windows-based system, with sophisticated search engines, material download
capacity and links to databases in other
libraries around the world. When you
consider that our library, the largest in
BC and the second largest of its
type in Canada, holds more than
10 million items, you can imagine the magnitude of such a
move. But it allows library users
to do virtually all their library
business on home or office computers.
In spite of these technological advances, our library remains, first and foremost, a people-place. Walk into Main,
Koerner, Woodward, Scarfe or
any UBC library site and you will
still experience those unmistakable clues: the smell of book
glue, ink and paper; the buzzing
silence; and the carrels full of
intense students, hunched over
their work, transported. It's a scene as
familiar to a grad of 1929 as it is to one
of 1998.
That's the beauty of a library system
as advanced as ours. It has the very latest
technology to help students and teachers
find what they need in a vast pool of information, but retains the hands-on, per-
UBC President Martha Piper.
sonal feel of an old library: a place of
quiet intensity, open, accessible and welcoming. It's our most prized asset.
Be sure to visit the library web site at
\vw\v.librar\.uIk .cu. *
Main Library, 1925. The centre of UBC then
and now. University Archives photo
Chronicle chronicle news
This man has
something you want!
It's a treasured and hard-to-come-
by Think About It hat All David
Crawley BA'39 did was write a
letter to UBC president Martha Piper
expressing his thoughts on UBC's
mission for the next century and, in
return, she sent him a swell hat. He
now wears it every day.
Want one too? Just drop a line to
Martha Piper. The first 150 alumni to
do so will receive a Think About It
hat. What do you think? Let us know.
Send your letters to:
Think About It
c/o UBC Alumni Association
Cecil Green Park Road
Vancouver, BCV6T1Z1
UBC Part of Pacific
Games 2001	
UBC student residences may be
used as temporary homes for
athletes attending the Pacific
Games in Vancouver in 2001.
UBC's Board of Governors decided
last month to negotiate UBC's participation as one of the Lower Mainland venues
for the games.
"These games will lead to many
opportunities for the university," said
Maria Klawe, then VP, Student and
Academic Services. "Student cooperative
programs, student employment, business
opportunities for campus units, and
improvements to existing facilities are
some of the direct benefits the university
and its community will enjoy."
Klawe recommended that athletes
participating in the games be housed in
Totem Park, Place Vanier and the Walter
Gage residences (pictured at right).
About $10 million will be spent to
build facilities in the Lower Mainland,
with about $7 million earmarked for UBC.
This will include improvements to T-bird
Stadium and the UBC Aquatic Centre. The
games are budgeted at $148 million and
will bring 3,000 to 4,000 athletes to
Vancouver to compete in sports including
aquatics, badminton, basketball, boxing,
gymnastics, judo and rowing. They will be
held from June 16-29, 2001. •
UBC Continuing Education Downtown
Choose from a wide selection of daytime and evening courses at the Vancouver
Public Library and the UBC campus including:
• International Scene Six-lecture series to
mark the 50th anniversary of the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights.
• 1989: The Fall ofthe Berlin Wall and the
Transformation of Europe.
• The Classical Archaeologist From 'heroic'
to practical. What do they do, anyway?
• The Mahatma 4-part series on the legacy
of Mahatma Gandhi.
• Ceramics and the Colourful Past The
historical development of Delft and
Maiolica and the psychology of collecting.
• Vanity Fair in Context 4-part series on
Thackeray's masterpiece.
For more information of these and other courses, call 822-1444
or visit www.cstudies.ubc.ca
Patient Partners
Here's an opportunity for those
of you who wouldn't mind
giving a little of yourself to support medicine.
The Faculty of Medicine needs you to
be a "Patient Partner" in the Medicine
Undergraduate Teaching Program to give
first and second year students experience
in office and clinical practice.
You will be interviewed on your medical history and examined by a medical
student. Not to fear: the exam clearly
avoids those "uncomfortable" areas such
as the pelvis, genitals or rectum. All students will be closely supervised by medical specialists.
The program began in 1994 and is
highly regarded by patients, students and
instructors alike.
Volunteers will be reimbursed for
travel expenses. Sessions take place at
VGH, St. Paul's and BC Children's Hospitals and last from 2 to 4 hours.
Future Patient Partners can contact
the Teaching Clinic Office at 875-5943.*
Chronicle Bubble to Burst on Deadly Tumours
Fat bubbles may soon be used to
conquer cancerous tumours.
Cancer researchers Thomas Madden
and Marcel Bally are designing a new
type of liposome, or fat bubble, that can
deliver anti-cancer drugs directly into
Microscopic bubbles containing the
drug are injected intravenously to move
through the bloodstream directly to the
site of the tumour. The bubble holds the
drug in as it travels through the bloodstream so healthy cells aren't damaged
and patients experience fewer side effects
from their chemotherapy. When the bubble-containing blood reaches the tumour
site, liposomes find their target and bubbles start to concentrate at the site. The
problem, however, is getting the bubbles
to release the drug efficiently.
"We're working on a new type of
bubble that becomes unstable over time
and either fuses with the cancer cells or
bursts, releasing the drug directly into
the tumour site," says Madden.
The therapy doesn't last as long as
conventional chemotherapy and 10 to 20
times more anti-cancer drug can be delivered to the tumour.
Liposome therapy has been the subject of research since the 1960s when lipid bubbles were first created. •
Once again the University is recognizing excellence in teaching through the
awarding of prizes to faculty members. Five (5) prize winners will be selected in
the Faculty of Arts for 1999.
Eligibility: Eligibility is open to faculty who have three or more years of
teaching at UBC. The three years include 1998-99.
Criteria: The awards will recognize distinguished teaching at all levels; introductory, advanced, graduate courses, graduate supervision, and any combination of levels.
Nomination Process: Members of faculty, students, or alumni may suggest
candidates to the Head of the Department, the Director of the School, or Chair
of the Program in which the nominee teaches. These suggestions should be in
writing and signed by one or more students, alumni or faculty, and they should
include a very brief statement of the basis for the nomination. You may write a
letter of nomination or pick up a form from the Office of the Dean, Faculty of
Arts in Buchanan B130.
Deadline: 4:00 pm on January 25, 1999. Submit nominations to the
Department, School or Program Office in which the nominee
Winners will be announced in the Spring, and they will be identified as well
during Spring Convocation in May.
For further information about these awards, contact either your Department,
School or Program office, or Dr. Errol Durbach, Associate Dean of Arts at (604)
Prostate Research
Feels Funding
One man in eight suffers from
prostate cancer. Of the 3,500
men who have the disease in
BC, 550 will die this year. In spite of this,
only $560,000 was spent in Canada during 1995/96 for research. Very little is
known about prostate cancer, according
to molecular biologist Paul Rennie, director of the Prostate Cancer Research Program at the BC Cancer Agency.
The process goes something like this:
the prostate gland surrounds the part of
the channel that drains the bladder.
When it is enlarged or cancerous it may
compress the channel, obstructing the
free flow of urine. The gland's function is
susceptible to three common diseases:
prostatitis (infection of the prostate), enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia),
and cancer.
Rennie and several others are working on two therapies that involve suppression of the male sex hormone androgen. One therapy, used prior to surgery,
reduces the volume of the tumour, making the treatment more effective. However, in advanced stages, the prostate becomes insensitive to the treatment. The
tumour then grows back and is unbeatable.
The second therapy addresses that
problem by withdrawing androgen periodically. Preliminary studies suggest that
this irregular treatment keep tumours
responsive to therapy.
"It is a silent disease," says Rennie.
"Often there are no symptoms for
months or years, or until the disease has
The Canadian Cancer Society allocated $1.25 million to prostate research last
September. •
Chronicle chronicle news
Space Plankton Test Gravity
It's hard to tell, but zooplankton are feasting
on phytoplankton in this photo.
Tiiny animals located at the bottom
of the ocean are being sent
into space.
Zooplankton, according to UBC researcher Al Lewis and technician Lara
Chatters Fandrich, will help them better
understand how the ocean can counter
global warming.
Lewis, an oceanographer and professor in the Dept. of Earth and Ocean Sciences, and Fandrich will send the zooplankton into orbit on a coming shuttle
mission in order to study the role
that gravity plays in guiding them
from the oceans' depths to the surface. Zooplankton serve as tiny carbon couriers, ferrying carbon from
the surface to the oceans' depths
where it is stored.
Through photosynthesis, phytoplankton, tiny plants that live close
to the surface, take up carbon that
has been absorbed at the ocean's surface from carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Zooplankton venture up
as far as 3,000 metres to feed on phytoplankton and then return to deeper
water to release the carbon.
Lewis believes the zooplankton are
guided to the surface by gravity, but
many of them lack anything resembling an inner ear, which gives most
animals a sense of gravity.
"To test the role of gravity, it is important to remove or reduce gravitational
forces long enough to get meaningful results," says Lewis. He says the space shuttle will help in this way: the zooplankton
will be stored in transparent chambers
where their swimming and orientation
will be videotaped for study.
A better understanding of how the
world's oceans process carbon can help
determine the magnitude of the greenhouse effect and what can be done to
minimize its impact, says Lewis. •
Gillian Lockitch, one of this year's YWCA
Women of Distinction award winners.
Faculty, Alumna
Honoured by YWCA
Three UBC women from the past
and present are among the 10
women who won a Young Women's Christian Association's Women of
Distinction Award.
A faculty member since 1978, Gillian
Lockitch is a professor of Pathology and
Laboratory Medicine. She won in the
Science and Technology category, and also
won the First Annual Pediatric Clinical
Chemistry Award last August.
Leora Kuttner, a clinical associate
professor in the Pediatrics Dept. and a
clinical psychologist, was chosen in the
Health and Wellness category. She has
encouraged the medical profession to
consider the psychological needs of sick
children when planning their treatment.
The Young Woman of Distinction
Award went to Leah Costello BA'95 who
was coordinator of External Affairs at the
AMS and president of the UBC Entrepreneurs Club. She is owner of Silver Spoon
Catering, Inc., and co-founded the Young
Entrepreneurs Association of BC. •
Chronicle by Don Wells
Buzz Moore claims to have created the traditional UBC Thunderbird logo, having borrowed the image from the totem pole dedicated to the university by Chief William Scow
in 1948. The pole is still standing, and so is
Buzz. Though it is more than four metres tall,
the pole and Buzz appear eerily similar: two
equally potent and seemingly eternal symbols of varsity athletics at UBC.
On the morning of September 1, 1998, Douglas Lome
"Buzz" Moore reported for work at the offices of the UBC Department of Athletics and Recreation, marking the beginning of
his 35th year of service to the university. It doesn't matter to
anyone on staff that, a dozen years earlier, he officially retired
from his post of Athletics' Business Manager. Water-cooler discussion of how long Buzz will continue to volunteer 50 hours a
week ended years ago. Nobody even thinks about it anymore.
Buzz Moore has become timeless.
And at no time during his tenure, which began July 6th,
1964, did anyone ever seem to care that he did not graduate
from UBC. Not from UBC, or any other university for that matter. For the better part of two decades, all that mattered was
that he and Athletic Director R.J. "Bus" Phillips single-handedly
administered all matters related to athletics on Point Grey. Even
Buzz Moore (right) with Peter Grantham (now professor emeritus in
family practice) discussing rugby strategy, 1964.
long after Phillips retired in 1981, to faculty and alumni alike,
Bus and Buzz remain synonymous with Thunderbird Athletics.
He effectively dismisses the subject of his abbreviated post-
secondary education with a single blustery sentence. "I went to
war, for Chris'sake!" Surprisingly, his freight-train personality
and mild irreverence have rarely landed him in the soup. Even
in the ultra-sensitive political environment of a major university, nobody seems to mind. He commands an amusing kind of
respect, reserved exclusively for those of advancing years, but
which must also be earned through some combination of wit
and wisdom. Moore's stripes were awarded for a brilliant and
storied athletic career, a remarkable gift for spontaneous and
entertaining public speaking, a shrewd sense for business and
being one of Point Grey's most engaging personalities.
Born in Regina in 1921, he came to Vancouver with his
sister and mother at the age of four after his father died of
pneumonia. They settled on the west side where Buzz attended
Lord Byng High School. It was there, at the age of 16, that he
began a rugby career which would last for 28 years, and included 16 consecutive years (1948-64) in which he did not miss
a single international match as a captain of both the provincial
and national sides. He would be the first and only Canadian to
be named an Honorary Barbarian, the highest honour given to
players by rugby's ruling elite in England. He also earned a spot
11 in the BC Sports Hall of Fame, and more recently, in the UBC
Sports Hall of Fame. He received countless other awards, including the Howie McPhee Memorial Trophy as BC's Most Outstanding Player.
He enrolled in Arts in the fall of 1940. At the time, UBC
had a rule forbidding student athletes to play for rival rugby
unions. But by the time he entered UBC, he already had strong
ties to his Meraloma club team, which was a member of the
Vancouver Rugby Union. Buzz challenged the rule by continuing to play for the VRU instead of UBC. At about the time
things were getting messy, he joined the navy and in 1941 took
up his post in Newfoundland doing convoy work or patrolling
for German subs in the north Atlantic.
Two months after the Japanese surrender, he was discharged from the navy and returned to Vancouver to resume
playing rugby and to embark on a business career. Very soon
after his return, be began to operate Moore's Bakery and Delicatessen in Kerrisdale, a modern mainstay of 41st Avenue. A couple of years later, Allan McGavin, whose sizable family bread
business was bracing itself for a bakers strike, advised him to
install some extra bread ovens.
The strike lasted about eight weeks, enabling Buzz to significantly expand his business. There can be little doubt that he
was also aided by his sense of humour and personal charm. He
claims that a big key to his success was the gingerbread cookies
he gave to the children of neighbourhood customers. In any
case, he developed a foothold in the business community and
subsequently a knack for real estate investment. In particular,
he developed a considerable amount of commercial property
along Kerrisdale's fashionable strip.
Though he commutes daily in an aging Volare station
wagon to his War Memorial Gym office from his West Vancouver waterfront home, the rumour among campus friends and
colleagues is that there is a Mercedes and maybe also a later-
model Buick at home in the garage. It's impossible for anyone
to know much about his personal life, for he is as much enigmatic as he is gregarious. He is consistently guarded about family and business matters. Very few UBC associates have ever entered the home he shares with wife Dee, who, he alleges,
tricked him into arriving dressed in a suit at a golf course clubhouse where she had secretly arranged for their wedding to
take place. They have two boys, Sean, 27, and Rhory, 38.
During his playing days, he also served as president of the Meralomas, and later of the Vancouver Rugby Union, and eventually the BC Rugby
Union. It was in those days he became acquainted with Bus Phillips.
At the time, UBC's athletes had been enjoying considerable success internationally. UBC's
rowing crews would soon depart for the 1964
Olympics where they were expected to win med-
Buzz beside the inspiration for the Thunderbird logo. The totem
pole, which stands north of SUB, was donated to the university by
Chief William Scow in 1948.
als as they had done in both previous Olympics. Father David
Bauer had recently established the first Canadian National
Hockey Team at UBC, comprised entirely of UBC students, and
UBC rugby teams had long since established an international
reputation, having developed several players for the national
rep side.
It was also a time of memorable personalities, when the
likes of opera-loving football coach Frank Gnup,
trainer Johnny Owen and athletics booster
Gordon Shrum became fixtures both on
campus and in the sport community. The pace
at the rapidly growing university was becoming
increasingly hectic for Phillips. He needed help,
and in particular, he needed somebody with
business skills, a sports background and a vibrant
personality. By this time Buzz had become an
Chronicle extremely well-known and popular community figure. Convinced they had the ideal candidate, Phillips and Physical Education Director Bob Osborne invited him to join the athletics
"Our working relationship was totally satisfactory," recalls
Phillips. "He is extremely loyal. I couldn't have done it without
For the first 16 years, the team of Moore and Phillips juggled an overwhelming number of tasks. Buzz took on the budgeting and accounting work, became the public and media relations director, carefully kept track of historical records, photographs and newspaper clippings, and managed the athletic facilities, including the construction of Thunderbird Stadium in
1967. He produced game programs, sold advertising, managed
event nights and oversaw team travel arrangements. One of his
most enjoyable tasks, however, was looking after the Big Block
Club and the annual Athletics awards banquet.
Made up of all men and women who have been members
of a UBC varsity team for a minimum of two years, the Big
Block Club presently numbers more than 8,000. And for the
past 34 years, the new members of the club check in at his office to be measured for the letterman sweaters which they will
officially receive on the big night. Symbolic of what is arguably
the university's most cohesive alumni group, the sweaters, like
the memories, will last a lifetime and Buzz knows it. That understanding provides the motivation behind his annual Sweater
or Better campaign, which results in sufficient donations from
Block Club members to cover the costs of the sweaters.
His dedication and youthfulness are not lost on anyone,
least of all the 600-plus student athletes who attend the annual
March banquet along with a handful of the old guard and university brass. They all know Buzz, and often the wildest applause is reserved for when his name is mentioned. And for no
one else is their exuberance more thoroughly silenced than
when he goes to the podium to speak. Nor are any other speaker's anecdotes received with greater hilarity.
In 1993, the banquet committee surprised him by making
him the Arthur Delamont Award winner, in honour of the perennial freshman spirit exemplified by UBC's popular band
leader. As he reluctantly went to the microphone, those present
witnessed a rare and only momentary lapse of his reticence to
be in the spotlight. In fact, on that night the blustery Buzz may
have actually been touched by the presentation and the appreciation of the students.
In his brief speech, he even went so far as to reveal why he
works as hard as ever in support of his adopted Alma Mater and
for sport. "I want to thank you," he told the students, "for allowing me to remain among you, and for keeping me young."*
Don Wells is a freelance writer who worked with Buzz Moore in
UBC's Athletics department for 12 years.
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Chancellor and Convocation Senators
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re-elected by acclamation
William L. Sauder -Vancouver
B.Com. (UBC), 1948; Doctor of Laws (Honorary
Degree from UBC), 1990.
Chairman, International Forest Products Limited
(Interfor); Chairman, Sauder Industries Limited.
Offices Held
Director.UBC Board of Governors, 1981-87; Chairman, UBC Board of Governors, 1985-87; Chancellor, UBC, 1996-present.
Professional/Business Interests
Member of Board and Executive Committee for BC
Development Corporation, 1981-84, BC Hydro,
1984-92,Toronto Dominion Bank, 1978-97.
Convocation Senators
01      Bob Affleck-Vancouver
B.A.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (UBC), 1955; Diploma of Business Administration (London School
of Economics), 1957; Management Training Program
(Western Ontario), 1975.
Associate, Pulp, Paper and Allied Industries, Noram
Engineers and Constructors, Ltd..Vancouver, BC.
Offices Held
Local liaison representative for UBC, Powell River,
and Prince George; School Trustee, S.D. 57, Prince
George, 1970-74; subsequently served as member,
1974-76; Chairman, Board of the College of New
Caledonia; Council Member of the Association of
Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC
(APEGBC) for 6 years and as President of the As
sociation in 1991; continue to serve on two committees at APEGBC; Member, UBC Alumni Association executive, 1982-86; currently a Member, Engineering Advisory Council, Faculty of Applied Science, UBC.
Worked in the BC forest industry for more than
40 years as an engineer, manager and consultant.
Served as director of BC Chemicals, Ltd., BC Research and Forintek Canada and as a member of
various industry committees, mainly in the environment and industrial health fields.
In 1979, received the R.A. MacLachlan Award (senior community and professional service award) from
APEGBC for various community activities, especially
coaching minor sports.
Authored several papers and lectured on technical
subjects in the pulp and paper process engineering
field; most recent talk was a general pulp and paper
industry overview entitled "Plus or Minus 40 Years",
presented at the BCIT Summer Institute in 1997.
Chronicle 02 PatrickT. Brady -
B.Ed. (Secondary) (UBC), 1966
Teacher (Retired)
Offices Held
Member and Executive Member.Totem Park Residence, UBC, 1964-66;Adjutant, UBC OfficerTrain-
ing Corps, 1964-66; Commanding Officer #2614
Rocky Mountain Rangers Cadet Corps and Rocky
Mountain Rangers Militia Company, 1967-76; Commissioner, Prince George Recreation Commission,
1985-89; Director, Fraser-Fort George Regional District, 1987-89; Alderman, City of Prince George
Regional Museum, 1987-89; Executive Committee,
Royal Canadian Legion Teaching Evaluation Committee, Post-Secondary Liaison Committee, and
Continuing Education Committee of UBC Senate
for past 6 years.
Professional!Business Interests
President, BCTeachers' Federation, 1977-79; Deputy
Minister of Education Advisory Committee (BC),
1977-80; Director, Canadian Teachers' Federation,
1978-83; President, Canadian Teachers' Federation,
1981 -82; Chair,CTF International DevelopmentTrust
Fund, 1982-83; Canadian Delegate to annual meetings of the World Confederation ofthe Organizations ofthe teaching Profession held in Lagos, Jakarta, Brasilia, and Montreaus, 1987-92; Member,
National Committee for the Hilroy Awards for professional development in education, 1979-82; CTF
representative for International Assistance in Morges
and Geneva, Switzerland, 1981 and 1983; Member,
WR Long International Development Committee,
B.C.T.F., 1982-88; Chair, Canadian delegation to the
International Labour Organization (Geneva), 1982
re teacher employment; Resource Person, SE Asia
Teachers' Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1983;
President, Prince George District Teachers'Association, 1984-86.
03 James Dungate -
West Vancouver
B.A. in International Relations (UBC), 1990.
Investment Advisor, Nesbitt Burns
Offices Held
Treasure/Vice Chair, Canadian Institute of International Affairs, Executive Committee; UBC Young
Alumni Executive Committee: University Liaison;The
Evergreen Foundation: Fundraising Committee.
Professional/Business Interests
International Affairs, Socially Responsible Investing.
04 Edward (Ed) Greathed -
B.A. (Combined Honours) (UBC), 1958; Master of
International Affairs (Columbia), I960.
Recently (1997) retired public servant.
Offices Held
Lecturer, Department of Political Science, St Francis
Xavier University,Antigonish, Nova Scotia, 1963-65;
Lecturer, Department of Political Economy, Univer
sity of Toronto, 1965-67; Guest Lecturer on Intergovernmental Relations at various Ontario universities, e.g.,Western, Queen's, Carleton,Wilfrid
Laurier, Windsor, and York, 1967-82.
As a UBC alumnus, currently a participant in its
"changing ageing" (physical education) program and
the Alumni Association's undergraduate mentoring
Member ofthe Parish Council of St. Helen's Anglican Church.Vancouver, Reader for the print-handicapped at UBC's Crane Resource Centre.
Professional! Business Interests
Royal Canadian Navy (Reserve) including University NavalTraining Division of UBC at H.M.C.S. Discovery, 1954-61 (Retired with rank of Lieutenant);
Public Education Secretary at Toronto headquarters
of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs,
1960-63; University teaching and doctoral studies
in international relations at St. Francis Xavier University and the University ofToronto, 1963-67; Public
servant with the Province of Ontario, 1967-82
(served principally in the Ministry ofTreasury, Economics and Intergovernmental Affairs as a senior
advisor on intergovernmental and constitutional affairs. Part of the Ontario group which contributed
to the patriation of Canada's constitution, 1981 -82);
Continued service with the Province of Ontario's
Anti-Inflation Board, and the Ministries of Intergovernmental Affairs and, latterly, Environment and Energy, 1982-97. Language and literacy teaching in BC
and Ontario, 1955-90.
Articles on various subjects, e.g., the Secretary-
General of the United Nations (Canadian Business c. 1962) and procedings of a conference at
UBC on Asia (Pacific Affairs, c. 1964).
Author of "Antecedents and Origins ofthe Canadian Institute of International Affairs" in Empire and
Nations: Essays in Honour of Frederic H. Soward, edited by Harvey L Dyck and H. Peter Krosby, University ofToronto Press, 1969."
05     Stanley B. Knight -
B.Ed. (UBC), 1962; M.Ed. (Western Washington),
1967; Ph.D. (U. of Oregon), 1971.
Offices Held
Elected UBC Senate Vice Chair, 1996-98; Curriculum Committee, 1993-99; Chair, Health Sciences
Curriculum Committee, l993-99;Academic Policy
Committee, l993-95;Admissions Committee, 1996-
99; Member At Large, Branches Chair, Finance Committee, Executive Committee, UBC Alumni Association, 1990-93; President,Secretary, Past President,
Vancouver MOSAIC (Immigrant and Refugee Services Society), 1980-88; President, Legislative and Law
Committee; Chair.Vancouver Refugee Council, 1986-
88;Appointed Member, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees,CanadianTask Force, 1986-
88;EducationAdvisory Committee.Vancouver Foundation, 1989-91; Founding Director, Program Chair,
Finance Chair, BC Multicultural and Intercultural Education Society, 1983-87; Assistant Coach, Jayvee
Football, 1957; Big Block Club, 1959-61; Executive
Committee, Banquet Chair.Thunderbird Football,
Professional/Business Interests
Dr. Knight provides organaization and business development services to the private and public sec
tor. He is a former Assistant Deputy Chairperson
ofthe Immigration and Refugeee Board of Canada.
An accomplished administrator and builder of organizations he has over thirty years of experience
in education, business and government service in
Canada, the USA, and Australia. He has served as a
teacher and administrator at all levels in the education enterprise and received numerous citations for
community service and leadership in multicultural
education. Much of his work has been at the international level in the areas of international marketing and program development.
Dr. Knight is Education Consultant to Friends in the
West (African Children's Choir) an international relief
and development agency which manages a number
of programs including boarding schools, literacy programs and orphanages in East Africa. He is currently
developing The African Children's Academy, to be
located near Capetown South Africa. He is Director
of the BRITCO Structures (Factory Built Homes)
Research and Training Center, and Director of Research and Training for the Canadian Showhouse
Consortium which markets Canadian building materials, products, technical services and training programs to the Middle East
Numerous formal and informal publications including organization and social policy reports, studies
and evaluations in the areas of education, training
programs, immigrant and refugee services, and international business development.
06      Bikkar S. Lalli - Surrey
Ph.D. in Mathematics (UBC), 1966.
Professor, Department of Mathematics, University
of Saskatchewan. Retired 1995.
Offices Held
Chair, University's Promotions Appeal Committee,
1986-87; Chair, College of Arts and Science's Nominations Committee, 1987-88; Member, University
Review Committee, 1978-81,1985-86; Member,
Council's Coordinating Committee, elected: 1986-
88; Member, Executive of the University Council,
1973-76; Member, College of Arts and Science's
Scholarship Committee, 1981 -82; Member, College
Review Committee, 1991-93; Member, Council's
Committee on Statistics, 1977-81; Member, University's Renewals and Tenure Appeal Committee,
1987-88, and more.
Professional/Business Interests
Invited lectures delivered at National University
of Singapore, 1988; University of New South Wales,
Australia, 1990; University of Delhi, 1989; Punjab
University, Patiala, 1982; Guru Nanak University,
1982; Punjab University, 1993;Tata Institute of Fundamental Research at Banglore, 1993; Birla Science
Center at Hydrabad, 1993; Institute of Aeronautics at Beijing, China, 1991.
Numerous invited and other presentations made
at national and international conferences all over
the world, including Dundee, Scotland, Brastlava,
Borno, Czechoslovakia,Athens, Budapest, Kiev, etc.
Acted as reviewer for American Math Society.and
as referee for numerous mathematical journals, and
grant proposals.
Chair.Analysis Session,World Congress of Math-
ematics.Vancouver, 1974.
Awarded NSERC grants from 1968 until retirement
in 1995.Awarded grants several times from University of Saskatchewan President's Research Fund.
15 Participated in several community oriented
projects during the teaching career. Presently, an
advisor to OPTIONS (Services to Community Society), and one ofthe directors of Rainbow Community Health Co-Op (provides health care support and education to Surrey/Delta communities).
Provide free mathematics lessons to needy students.
Over 150 research publications in reputable national
and international Mathematical journals. PhD. and
M.Sc. theses supervised: 8.
07 Orvin Lau -Vancouver
B.Sc. (Hons.) (UBC), 1994; M.Sc.(Tech. Management) (UBC), 1996.
Senior Consultant, BCTEL Advanced Communications.
Offices Held
Member, UBC Senate, 1990-93, 1996-present;
Member, Senate Elections Committee 1996-present
(Chair 1998-present); Member, Senate Academic
Policy Committee, 1990-93, 1996-present; Member, Senate Ad Hoc Committee on the Environment
forTeaching, 1992-93; Member, Senate Nominating
Committee, 1992-93; Co-chair, Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Teaching Evaluation, 1990-91; Member,
Senate Ad Hoc Committee to Review Student Participation in Promotion andTenure Decisions, 1990—
91; Member, UBC Board of Governors, 1993-95;
Member, Board of Governors Academic and Student Affairs Committee, 1993-95; Member, Board
of Governors Finance Committee, 1994-95; Member, Faculty Development and Instructional Services Centre Advisory Board, 1992-93; Member,
Campus Advisory Board on Computing and Communications, 1993-95; Member, SigmaTau Chi Honorary Society.
O. Lau, S.T.Vuong, et o/.,"Issues in Internetworking
Wireless Data Networks for Mobile Computing",
IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Communications,
Computer, and Signal Processing, 1995.
08 Dean Leung -Vancouver
B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (UBC), 1993.
President of Primarily Networking Corporation.
Network and Information Systems Manager for
Rhema Industries Ltd. and the Korion Group of
Offices Held
Current UBC Convocation Senator
Professional/Business Interests
I currently hold some computer industry certifications which include: Microsoft's MCSE and Novell's
CNE designation.
09 Tim Lo -Vancouver
B.Sc. (Hons.) (UBC), 1991; LLB 1995
Intellectual Property Lawyer, Smart & Biggar/
Fetherstonhaugh & Co.
Offices Held
Convocation Senator, l996-present;UBCAIumniAs-
sociation, Board of Directors, 1996-present; Sigma
Tau Chi, 1994-present; Director of Administration,
AMS, 1994-95; Chair.Aquatic Centre Management
Committee, 1994-95;Thunderbird Winter Sports
Centre Management Committee, 1994-95; Student
Recreation Centre Development Committee, 94/
95; President Alma Mater Society Foundation, 1994/
95; University Athletic Council, 1993-95;Joint Adjudication Committee of the President's, Gage, and
Buchanan Funds, 1993-95; Student Administrative
Commission, 1990-95; Law Students' Legal Advice
Program, Chinatown Clinic, l992-94;Treasurer,Asia
Pacific Law Club, 1992-94;Assistant Director of Fi-
nance.AMS, 1992-93; United Way Committee.UBC
Student's Branch, 1992-93; Secretary.Student Administrative Commission, 1991 -92; Chief Returning
Officer.AMS Elections Committee, 1991 -92; Clerk,
Student Court, 1990-91; President, Biochemistry,
Physiology, Pharmacology Club, 1990-91 );Third Year
Representative, Science Undergraduate Society,
1989/90);Treasurer and Co-Founder, Biochemistry,
Physiology, Pharmacology Club, 1989-90.
Professional/Business Interests
Member, Canadian Bar Association, 1996-present;
Member, Patent andTrademark Institute of Canada,
10 Robert W. Lowe - Burnaby
B.A. (UBC), 1965; M.A.(Simon Fraser), 1969.
Vice-President, Kwantlen College (Retired 1991).
Offices Held
President, Fraser Valley University Society, 1992-
98; Secretary Treasurer, Kekinow Native Cultural
and Educational Society, 1996-98; President, BC
Council for Leadership in Education, 1985-86; Director, BC Council for Leadership in Education,
1980-85,1987-92;Vice-President, Kekinow Native
Housing Society, 1992; Director, Kekinow Native
Housing Society; 1988-92; Director, Canadian
Council of Teachers of English, 1982-85; United
Way Campaign, Section Chair, Colleges and Institutes, Lower Mainland, 1986; Editor, The Prouty Report (The Status of English Teaching in Canada),
1984; Editor, Event -Journal of Contemporary Arts,
Professional/Business Interests
Historical research, Bridge River Valley; Linguistic
research and the teaching of English, Language and
culture related to aboriginal issues; Member, Education Committee, Surrey Chamber of Commerce;
Speaker, FraserValley University Society; Phi Delta
"A Modest Proposal", a proposal for sharing degrees, Kwantlen Net, Spring 1996.
"Liberal Education", Kwantlen Net, Spring 1996.
"The Need for a University in the FraserValley:A
Case Study of Educators", R. Lowe and S. Shilliday.
II      Bill B. McNulty-Richmond
B.P.E. (UBC), 1968; M.P.E. (UBC), 1970; M.A. (UBC),
Educator, Magee Secondary School.Vancouver.
Offices Held
Member, UBC Senate, 1990-99; Member, UBC Admission Committee, 1993-99; Member.Appeals on
Academic Standing, 1994-96; President,Alumni Association 1986-87;Alumni Activities, 1984-present;
ChainAlumni Activities Advisory Committee, 1983-
84; 1968 Class Representative, Physical Education
Division, 1984-86; Men's Athletic Representative, Division Council, 1983-84; One of three Divisions
Council Representatives, Board of Management
1983-84; Member, Alumi Executive Committee,
1984-89; Member, Executive Committee's By-Laws
Committee, 1984-85; Member, Executive Committee's Planning Committee, l984-87;Alumni Liaison,
Member Counselling Psychology Division, 1984-85;
Alumni Liaison, Member, Special Education Endowment Fund and Appeal 1985-86; Vice-President,
Alumni Association, 1985-86; Chair.Alumni Activities Council, 1985-86; Member, Nominating Committee, UBC Alumni, 1985-87; Chair, Publication
Board Alumni Association, 1986-87; Chair, Chancellor Selection Committee 1986-87; Member, Sherwood Lett Scholarship Association Executive 1983-
89; Member, University Athletic Council 1985-91;
Member, President's Advisory Committee on Development Policy, 1986-87; Member, President's Task
Force to Review the Office ofthe Registrar, 1987;
Chair, University Athletic Council 1987-90; Chair,
UBC Alumni Past Presidents Council, 1987-88;Trus-
tee, Wesbrook Society, 1987-99; Chair, Branches,
Board of Management, 1988-89; Member, Presidents
Task Force to Review UBC Athletics and Sport Services, 1987; Member, Wesbrook and Thunderbird
Societies, 1981 -present; PacesetterVolunteer,"World
of Opportunity", Presidents Fund Campaign, 1989-
present; Member, Senate Extra-Curricular Activities
Committee, 1990-present; Member, Senate Committee on University Residences, 1992-present;
Member, Presidents Advisory Committee on University Space Allocations, 1992-present
Professional/Business Interests
Richmond City Councillor, 1993-99; President, British Columbia School Counsellors'Association, 1981 -
83; Chairman, UBC Alumni Advisory Activities Committee, 1983-84; Member,Wesbrook Society, UBC,
1982-99; Member.Thunderbird Society, UBC, 1982-
present; Member, Richmond Municipality Sports
Advisory Council, 1983-93; Member, Rotary Club
of Richmond AM. 1988-present; Member, Richmond
Chamber of Commerce, 1986-present; Director,
Canadian Olympic Association, 1980-87; Member,
Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity, 1983-present
McNulty.William B. and William A Borgen."Career
Expectations and Aspirations of Adolescents" Journal ofVocational Behavior,33 (1988),217-224.
McNulty, Bill. Magee 75th Anniversary, Richmond,
New Leaf Publishing, 1989.
McNulty, Bill and Radcliffe Ted. Canadian Athletics
1839-1992, Richmond, New Leaf Publishing, 1992.
McNulty, Bill and Radcliffe,Ted.The Legend ofthe
Inter-High 1903-1995, Richmond, New Leaf Publishing, 1995.
McNulty, Bill and McNulty, Christine. Peerless Percy:
The Story of Percy Williams.August 1998.
Chronicle 12 Gerry Podersky-Cannon -
B.A. (UBC), 1970; M.A. (UBC), 1979.
VP Corporate Affairs LMI Lightwave Medical Industries Limited, 1995-present
Offices Held
Co-Chair, BC CUSO Committee; Board Kerrisdale
Homeowners Association; President, Experience
Canada BC; Manager.Juvenile Boys Hockey; Mem-
ber.Arbutus Club; Member, Canadian Club ofVancouver.
Professional/Business Interests
Founder ofthe UBC Planning Students Association;
President, Community and Regional Planning Division of the Alumni Association; Appointee to the
Alumni Association Board of Directors; Chair ofthe
Long Range Planing Committee, UBC Alumni Association; Convocation Senator, UBC; Member, Senate Library Committee; Member, Senate Building
Naming Committee; Member, Senate Continuing
Education Committee.
Board Member,Aboriginal Girls Coop House; Chair,
Special Events Committee; Chair, Student CUSO
Committee; Student Member, Arts One planning
committee; Founder, Free University.
Strategic Business Development; Strategic Planning;
Technology Development;Technology Transfer to
Developing Countries.
13 Grant Rhodes -Vancouver
B.Sc in Genetics (UBC), 1995.
Director, Information Systems
Offices Held
Held variety of positions within the Alma Mater
Society over a four year period including: Signing
Officer, general accounts and contracts (2.5 years);
Secretary, Student Administrative Commission, a student council appointed position responsible for coordinating I I student volunteer and activities ranging from Student Court to campus liquor licensing,
and managment and maintenance of student union
building (2.5 years).
Continued to develop and manage successful student run Used Bookstore (2 years); managed student off-campus housing service (I year); Member,
renovations committee (2 years); Campus coordinator for summer information for tourists (I
year); Certified Netware Engineer; Microsoft certified professional.
Professional/Business Interests
Newly capitalized technology companies; Principal,
Database and Network Consulting company
14 Des Verma - Kamloops/
B.Sc. (Hons.); M.Sc; M.Ed. (UBC), 1967.
Lecturer and teacher.
Offices Held
Member.American Association of PhysicsTeachers
(AAPT); Charter Member, BC Chapter AAPT; Mem
ber, BC ScienceTeachersAssociation;Member, BC
Mathematics Teachers Association; Charter Member, Phi Delta Kappa, Kamloops Chapter; Member,
UBC Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa; Member, Investigation Committee of BCTF; Member, Federation
Appeals Board of BCTF; Member, Executive of
KDTA; SecondVice-President, KDTA; Liaison Chairperson, KDTA; Member Immigration Appeal Division, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada,
Professional/Business Interests
As a result of my long service to the profession in
Kamloops and BCthe Kamloops District Teachers'
Association honoured me by conferring on me Honorary Life Membership of the Kamloops District
Teachers'Association at the Annual General Meeting in 1986.
During my tenure with the Appeal Division of the
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada,a number
of decisions written by me were reported in the
Immigration Law Reporter.
During my stay in Kamloops, I was associated with
the following community organizations: Kamloops
Outdoor Club; Kamloops Boys Scouts as a Cub
Leader; Kamloops Youth Soccer Association as a
Coach; Member ofthe District Executive; Chairman
of the Tournament Committee, and Chairman of
the Fund Raising and District Raffle Committee;
Member Kamloops Elks Lodge 44, Member of its
Administration Board, and Member of its Executive
Committee; Member of the Executive Committee
and Vice Chief Ranger of Independent Order of
Foresters; Director and Secretary of the Administrative Board of Thrupp Manor (a non-profit facility
for senior citizens);
Did canvassing for heart Fund and Cancer Society
for years; Daybreak Rotary Club of Kamloops;Vice
President of Kamloops Seniors Immigrant Association from 1987-88.
Currently a member ofthe Rotary Club ofVancouver and am working member of British Columbia
Rehabilitation Society since 1988.
Representative of Cambie School Parent's Association on Richmond District Parent's Association from
Member of the UBC Senate, as a Convocation Senator, since January 1993.
15     Ronald Yaworsky-West
BASc. (Windsor), 1977; M.Eng. (UBC), 1984; Ph.D.
(UBC), 1994.
Partner, David Nairne & Associates Ltd. (Planners,
Architects, Engineers, Project Managers).
Offices Held
Member, UBC Senate, 1983-87,1996-99; Co-chair,
Senate Convocation Caucus;Chairman.Senate Procedures and Rules Committee, 1985-86; Member,
Senate Budget Committee, 1986-87,1996-99; Member, Appeals to Academic Standing Senate Committee, 1983-87,1996-99; Member, UBC Presidential Search Committee, 1985; Representative, Graduate Student Council, 1983-87; Representative, Faculty of Graduate Studies Council, 1984-87; National
Director, Canadian Water and Wastewater Association, 1987-88.
Professional/Business Interests
My professional and business interests over the past
20 years have focused almost exclusively on remote
and development projects, including work with
First Nations communities throughout the northern portions of the provinces and the N.W.T.Yu-
kon and Alaska. Additionally, acted as annual host,
CSCE/CIDA Youth Initiatives Technical Exchange
Program, 1993, 1994 and 1995; two-time award
receipient as Project Manager, Consulting Engineers of British Columbia Awards for Engineering
Excellence, 1993 and 1995; seconded as Field Team
Leader, CIDA/USAID project, El Fasher, Sudan,
Member of Association of Professional Engineers
and Geoscientists of British Columbia; member of
N.W.T.Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists; member of Association
of Professional Engineers ofYukon Territory; member of Canadian Society for Civil Engineering.
Alternative Haul Systems. Research and Development Seminar, Innovative Ideas of Water/
Wastewater and Solid Waste Technology, Alaska
Water/Wastewater Management Association, 1996.
Build-Operate-Transfer Projects: Risks and Rewards.
1995 Annual Conference ofthe Canadian Society
for Civil Engineering (co-author).
Public-Private Partnerships: New Opportunities and
New Risks. Canadian Civil Engineer,September, 1994.
Community Consultation in the Sewage Treatment
and Waste Disposal Facility Feasibility Study, Carcross,
Yukon.Annual Conference.Air and Waste Management Association, 1993.
Build-Operate-Transfer:The Future Approach for
Delivering Large Projects? 1992 Annual Conference
of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (coauthor).
17 <
Chan Centre Events
9:00~ Deans, Cinnamon buns and great music
Come to the best medium sized concert hall in Canada.
Deans wit! be on hand to meet alumni with faculty
news and events. Enjoy UBC's famous cinnamon buns
with music played by UBC musicians. 100 covers of past
Ubysseys on display and a showcase of 3 UBC journals:
BC Studies, Canadian Literature and Pacific Affairs.
10:00-11:15 - Chan Centre Concert
. ....     Jay welcome hosted by Alumni Association
President Haig Farris with guests UBC President Martha
Piper and Chan Centre Director Michael Noon. The UBC
Symphony, led by Director Jesse Read, will perform.
li:TS~ Vintage Car Parade and Display
€£rs will cluster around the Flag Pole Plaza (above the
Rose Garden). Display includes a '59 Buick Convertible,
several '57 Cadillacs including a Coupe de Ville hardtop.
12:00-1:30 - Alumni Lunch
Have a great lunch and hear Donna Logan, director of
UBC's new Sing Tao School of Journalism, speak on
"Good News Bad News: What kind of job is the Media
doing?" $15, limited seating, phone 8??-'^i'* tn
reserve. At Green Colleqe.
12:00-3:03 *• Koerner Library Web Workshops
Is the Internet a big mystery? Do you currently surf but
need to learn some tricks? Are you a seasoned vet who
might enjoy some esoterica? Workshops start every hour
on the hour and are designed for both beginners and
advanced users.
11:30-4:00 - Belkin Art Gallery
Annual show of original works: UBC Masters of Fine
Arts Graduate Exhibition. Admission by donation.
October 17,1998,
Lectures By the Best
Lasserre Building (across from the Old Auditorium)
Patricia Baird, Professor, Medical Genetics
"Hello Dolly: The Implications of Cloning"
Wayne Norman, Chair in Business Ethics in the
Faculty of Commerce "Corporate Partnerships: A
Moral Dilemma for UBC?"
Stanley Coren, Professor, Psychology "People and
Dogs - A Shared Life"
Paul Tennant, Professor, Political Science
"All About Treaties: What They Mean to BC"
3:00-6:00 ~ Malt Beverage Garden
Have a pint with t|f gang and reminisce about the
days that were! Live music (Looking for Larry) and
munchies. No reservation required. $2 to cover the
munchies* kids wrier 12 free. At Cecil Green Park.
Other Campus Events
Apple Festival, Botanical Gardens ~ 11:00-4:00
Taste some of nature's candies. 822-9666 for info. Free
admission; small charges for apples and cider.
Dentistry: 30th Anniversary and Alumni Continuing Ed Day 9:00 -4:00, Hear the Dean's presentation
arcrtjiresentations on financing a new practice and
financial planning for the seasoned pro. At the Instructional Resources Centre, call 822-6808 for info.
Pharmacy Display: Student research showcase
11.30-3:30, Cunningham Bldg. Call 822-4889 for info.
Park at the Rose Garden Parkade
Cecil 6fee# Park, UBC's Alumni House
$3 All Day J^j
):00 am to 6:00 pm
80 Years of the Ubyssey
Editors' Et Writers' Reunion, by invitation, 4:00-6:00,
call 822-6681. SUB Ballroom. See cover display at the
Chan Centre.
Graduate Studies Research Bonanza
Some ofthe most innovative research in the world is
done right here at UBC. Check some out.
Institute for Resources and Environment
10:00-4:00, Library Processing Centre, 2206 East Mall.
Watershed and Stream management projects from the
Alouette River to Nepal.
Occupational Hygiene Displays
Have your lungs tested! See how noise levels and air
pollutants are measured, plus displays of current worker
health research. Library Processing Centre.
Sustainable Development Research Centre (SDRI)
Demonstrations of a computer program that shows how
today's decisions affect tomorrow's world.
Institute of Asian Research. Display of Japanese Noh
masks, CK Choi building, 10:00-5:00.
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Amazing Campus Tours
(By Bus or by Foot)
You know it as the most beautiful university campus in
North America. Come see how things have changed and
how they've stayed the same. Meet at the flagpole for a
free motorized tour, or strike out on your own, map in
hand. Bus tours run from 11:30 to 3:30 every half hour.
Sing Tao School of Journalism: Tours all day to western
Canada's only journalism school.
St. John's College Tours: See UBC's newest resident
graduate college.
Faculty of Forestry: Tour the new Forest Sciences
Centre with student guides. Many great displays and an
incredible building with an open atrium and huge
parallam beams. A stunning facility you have to see to
Campus Food locations:
Mobile van, Main Mall 11:30-1:30
Express Take-Out at Trekkers 11:30-2:30
Bread Garden at Forest Sciences Centre 11:30-2:30
SUB: Various outlets
Class and Faculty Reunions
Class of '33
Reunion at Cecil Green Park
Faculty of Commerce
All years. Call 822-8345
Faculty of Applied Science
Class of'58 at CEME and Royal
Vancouver Yacht Club
All other reunion information
For event updates and information:
Alumni Office 822-3313
Long distance 800-883-3088
UBC Museum of Anthropology
Clip this ticket and show it at the door for free
admission to the museum that holds the best First
Nations artifacts on the continent, a magnificent
collection of ceramics, a Haida village and a
collection you'll never forget. Open 11:00-5:00
Good only on Alumni Day, October 17, 1998
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Catherine Quinlan, scholar, cellist, boxer, challenge seeker,
new University Librarian. Keeping up with change is no
bookish activity.
rom the library
University Librarian Catherine Quinlan is
riding the bus to campus and sees the
young man beside her pull a shiny new
book from his knapsack. The markings
clearly identify the book as coming from
the UBC Library. Then she sees him take
out a highlighter pen.
Catherine Quinlan, pleasantly: "You're not going to mark
up that nice new book, are you?"
Student, confidently: "Why not? It's my book."
CQ seriously: "Actually, it's my book."
Student, defiantly: "What?"
CQ confidently: "I'm the University Librarian."
Student, equally confident as he takes a look at her: "You're
not a librarian."
CQ rendered speechless, as
she tries to decide whether to
take that as an insult: "Uh ...."
Quinlan laughs and smiles
her big smile when she tells the
story. It's true, she doesn't
come across as a librarian, even
allowing for the stereotype to be as tired and off-the-mark as
any other.
"In the end, we had a good talk about the Library and the
University," she says in finishing the tale.
She tells good stories, makes lots of jokes at her own expense, and is generally very likable, in spite of clearly being far
too bright and energetic. It's not that these qualities run contrary to heading up the second-largest research library in
Canada, it's just that....
Put it this way, if you needed someone to manage UBC's
ten million library items at 13 branches, while overseeing a
massive shift of records to a new database, would
One of the realities of her position is
ensuring the resources are available to
keep UBC in the top echelon of North
American university libraries.
experience, or a boxing cellist?
UBC found both in Quinlan.
She has one of those seemingly haphazard life stories that
carry certain people to positions of great responsibility. Following a childhood of cello lessons and synchronized swimming
practices, she completed a music degree at Queen's University.
She played professionally during and after getting her degree,
and it was fun, but it convinced her that she needed a different
kind of career. "It was a great time, though," she says. "I even
played back-up at an Isaac Hayes concert once, using someone's
pink electric cello." The listener's mind wanders to the alarming image of a classically trained music student spinning a pink
cello around the stage, while Isaac Hayes croons the theme
song from that definitive super-hip '70s movie, Shaft. This is a
future librarian?
From Queen's she went to
Dalhousie for a master's in
library science, though she
spent the first week at the law
school too, to see if she would
like that better. She did not.
The master's degree led to a
librarian job at Dalhousie. After two years, she concluded that
career advancement required management and business training. Zip! Back to the classroom for an MBA. The math requirements were a surprise for someone who had not taken a math
course since first-year calculus, but she ended up enjoying the
numbers most of all. "Did you know a lot of mathematicians
are very musical?" she says. "In both disciplines, it's all about
understanding the creative flow of patterns and relationships."
She completed her MBA at Memorial, then became head of
the university's Health Sciences Library.
Her next position was director of libraries at the University
of Western Ontario, with doctoral studies in busi-
you hire a highly trained librarian with a breadth of by Ron Burke ness thrown in for good measure, at the University
Chronicle of Warwick in England. Last fall, she arrived at UBC to assume
the position of University Librarian. She will graduate from
Warwick with her PhD next year.
So how does she like UBC, having experienced seven other
campuses as a student or librarian? She loves it.
"Obviously, the first thing you notice is the physical
beauty of the campus," she says. "But more than that, the people are great. Just walking around campus, you can talk to students, faculty, staff—everyone is friendly, and everyone is doing something interesting."
One might be tempted to describe her as driven, but
Quinlan just sees herself as someone with a thirst for learning,
and who enjoys new challenges. This would help explain why
she's up at 4:30 a.m. to exercise. Her athletic pursuits include
boxing classes, and you can see her eyes light up as she describes the workouts. She says she doesn't actually want to
deck her sparring partners (usually male and much bigger than
she is)—it's just that she gets a kick out of the concentration
and skills needed to compete and succeed. It's a new challenge.
And how does this help her be a better librarian? In the
same way that classical music training, synchronized swimming and a week in law school did, which is not really, except
in the way that everything you do helps expand your awareness and enhance your capabilities. Quinlan is endlessly inquisitive, with a desire to assimilate and apply new knowledge.
Just don't ask her whether the University Librarian has to
have read every book in the Library. She groans and rolls her
eyes. For her, the mission is to manage a rather unmanageable
entity. There will always be a need for more space, enhanced
resources and new technologies. In essence, Quinlan and the
library staff are laying track in front of a speeding train, looking ahead to the horizon while simultaneously making the
train faster and better-equipped to serve the passengers. She
loves it.
One of the realities of her position is ensuring the resources are available to keep UBC in the top echelon of North
American university libraries. Quinlan is grateful to alumni
and friends of the library who generously offer their support.
"In March of this year we completed our $1 million campaign to fund the Library Collections Endowment," she says.
"Thanks to alumni and friends, we have a secure source of ongoing funds to maintain and enhance our collections into the
21st century. That's absolutely vital, because a library cannot
stand still. We have to keep pace with the constant flow of new
information, and provide the best services and resources possible to our users."
It sounds like quite a challenge.
Ron Burke BA'82, is a faculty development officer at UBC.
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Surveying her domain. Catherine Quinlan clambered up a ladder to
get a better view of Koerner across the way. Chris Petty photo
UBC Library Stats
• largest research library in western Canada
• largest biomedical collection in western Canada
• largest Asian collection in Canada
• 10 specialized libraries on campus
• 3 branches off campus serving teaching Et
research hospitals
• 3.6 million books (123 km high stack)
• 4.6 million microforms
• 1.5 million documents, media and other items
• 21,200 serial subscriptions
• 2,500 CD-ROM disks and databases
• 228 online journals and databases
• insurance value of collection: $622 million
Information Services
• 12,000 loans a day (3.9 million annually)
• 1,200 queries a day (411,000 annually)
• 1,670 tours and instruction sessions annually,
with 17,000 participants
Resource Sharing
• 46,000 loans to other libraries
• 43,000 loans among Health Sciences Network
21 The Sum of its Parts
Makes Our Library
System Outstanding
As the largest library in the province and the second largest research library in Canada, the
UBC Library has a certain responsibility
to keep up with the times. Not only does
it have to house the collection of books,
journals, CDs and other items that pour
in at an amazing rate, it has to maintain
a state-of-the-art retrieval system so users
can find what they want when they want
it AND so the library itself knows where
every item is at any given time. It has to
supply a constant electronic conduit to
libraries around the world, and keep
track of a flow of materials back and
forth from those places. On top of it all,
it has to retain a knowledgeable, friendly,
interested staff, each of whom must be
willing to spend hours searching for
whatever minutiae users might seek. One
hesitates to look too closely at how all
this works, lest the magnitude of it becomes overwhelming and disabling, like
the centipede lying in the ditch because
he couldn't figure out the actual mechanics of his gait.
But work it does, and very well, indeed.
One of the things that annoys many
librarians in the UBC system is the dominance of Main and Koerner in the minds
of university users. Sure, Main is an icon,
a visual reference point that virtually
every UBC grad looks back on with extreme fondness and which epitomizes
"library" in their minds. And Koerner
(which the architects modestly called
"the green jewel of the university") is
certainly lovely to behold. And swell to
study in.
But the UBC library system is great
because of the sum of its parts, the 13
branches spread all over campus. From
the Asian Library to the Archives, Music,
the Education Library and Law, generations of students have made the library
system the most important part of UBC.
Above: a stonemason joke: two monkeys frame the
entrance to Main. One simian holds a book with
"Funda," written on it while the other holds one saying "Evolut, " reflecting the Scope's trial controversy
that raged at the time of Main's construction. Below:
David Lam Research Library and the Woodward Biomedical Library. Bottom: Main with the skylights of
Sedgewick in the foreground, 1980s.
Top: Student pores over books,
oblivious to the view; stained glass
windows in Main; Koerner with
the reflecting pool. Bottom: Ms.
Quinlan climbing the ladder outside Main. C.Petty photos.
Chronicle books received
UBC's Writers
Kenneth V. Strong
Anxiety, Panic
Attacks and
Information for
support people,
family and
friends, 2nd Ed.
by Kenneth V.
Strong BSc'60. Oakminster
Publishing, $9.95
This book describes the types and symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks,
possible causes, treatments as well as the
special needs and feelings of those with
these disorders. It's clearly written in
nontechnical language.
O Cl.OXfc.
Cyclone by Julia
van Gorder BA'45,
BSW'46. Coteau
Books, $14.95
Cyclone is a compelling tale. Agnes
Jackson, a working-
class Englishwoman,
immigrates to the
Maybe it's time to get the
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Canadian West with her family. Once a
disciple of the famous Parkhursts, Agnes
must call on every scrap of her courage
and will lead her family through the
whirlwind of change waiting for them.
A British Lion by
Terry Julian BA'45,
BEd'57. Signature
An investigation of
pioneer days in BC,
focusing on Magistrate William Franklin, MLA, known as
the British Lion. This interesting investigation gives us an understanding of our
provincial history and helps us define
who we are.
Growing Up:
Childhood in
English Canada
from the Great
War to the Age of
Television by Neil
Sutherland BA'55, MA'60. University
ofToronto Press, $21.95.
Based on adult memories of childhood,
this book investigates a wide selection of
experiences of growing up. Sutherland
explains how children came to adopt their
values, and focuses on the recurrent,
common features of their everyday life.
Management: A
Perspective by
Raghbir S. Basi
BA'52, BSW'53.
The Haworth
Press, Inc.
This book addresses the art of getting
things done in today's organizational
world. It offers managers guidelines for
working under a varied set of circumstances and explores ways to increase
administrative effectiveness in organizations worldwide.
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/saming on the. Job
Fa'culty co-opprograms are giving students
1 taste ot what it's like to work tor a living.
And they like!
by Shari Adflrman
he first thing third-year
Engineering Physics student Jordan Ko does when
he steps into work at
Safeway's Information
Technology department is
check his e-mail. He then clears up any
emergencies, finishes what he was doing
the day before and spends a couple of
hours in a meeting talking about his latest
project. Jordan worked on two of them this
past summer: converting Safeway's Canadian database system to a new one
that is compatible with other ar
eas, and fixing a bug in the
system that displays the
UPCV (bar coding) on the
Jordan is only one of
many UBC Co-operative
education students who
are getting something
more out of their degree.
The Co-op program gives
students a look at the work force to get
some real hands-on experience in their
field. "It's a great learning experience,"
says Jordan. "I saw what I learned in class
as a real, everyday thing."
Co-op programs have been at UBC for
more than fifteen years. What makes the
Co-op program so successful? It provides
benefits for everyone involved: the student, the employer and the university. Students get to apply their knowledge, test
their theories, build up a list of career
choices, make money to finance their education and keep their debt low, make contacts for future job prospects and increase
their chances of getting a job. Employers
get a chance to influence the education
Jordan Ko at work at
department of
process, have closer contact with faculty
and be more aware of research issues. The
program is also a source of year-round employees who can fill one position on a rotating basis. The student can fill in vacancies and help out with peak periods, as well
as bring new and fresh ideas and loads of
"It gives the employer opportunities
for further collaboration with the university," says Helen Jordin, Co-op Education
coordinator for Management Information
Systems in the Commerce program. "It's a
three-way thing, actually, between the student, employer and the university.
Kind of like the Three Musketeers."
Employer involvement covers all
sectors: large, medium, small businesses, all levels of government,
non-profit organizations and all
sectors of the economy.
For UBC faculty members,
the Co-op program is a great
chance to make contact with
the companies in their field
and spread the word about research happenings. There is .
even an opportunity to collabo- '
rate on projects. "The companies
Chronicle see the relevance of the research don
at UBC," says Helen. "They don't ju
see the 'ivory tower.'"
Richard McMahon of Brooks Au
tomation, a software production development company, hires about
eight UBC Engineering Phys
ics co-op students on an ongoing basis. Each student
stays for an eight-month
term, simply because Richard feels it takes two
months for the student to
become a net producer.
That way they are getting
something out of the employment. "Young employees are a good influence," he
says. "They help make the company more
dynamic, and do credible work that we
profit from."
The Co-op program process is a meticulous but beneficial one to all involved.
In some faculties, a student can opt to work
for either a four-month term or an eight-
month term. Students must have good academic standing, be eager and enthusiastic, and complete a minimum of six skill
workshops, which cover everything from interviewing skills
to computer skills.
The Co-op office invites
qualified students to submit
resumes three times a year:
January, May and September.
The job descriptions are posted
in the Co-op office (some on their own
website) for students to sign up for a fixed
number of jobs. Their resumes are then
sent to the employers, who select students
to be interviewed and inform the Co-op
office, which then arranges the interviews.
At the end of the interview period both
employers and students rank each other
and the results are sent to the office. This
is where the coordinator starts the matchmaking process and the employers make a
formal offer to the students they have selected. Once the student is placed and has
started working, a coordinator keeps in
touch with the work supervisor and the
Audrey Chan (seated) and
^faculty advisor Maria Ng at
\udrey's coop placement at the
Communications Branch,
Ministry of Municipal Affairs
student, addressing any issues that may
arise. Midway through the work term, the
faculty advisor visits the student and their
supervisor. At the end of the work term,
both student and employer evaluate their
The most recently-created Co-op program at UBC is in the English department.
It was launched last January. Although
English students are not trained for a spe-
"I have a much better chance of
getting a job thanks to the
program. I feel that I am a lot
more marketable." Colleen Li
cific job in the way that engineering students are, they can do a variety of different tasks including report writing and editing, newsletter production, writing press
releases, ad copy, speeches and briefing
notes, and designing web pages.
English student Audrey Chan, who is
working as a bilingual communications officer (Cantonese & English) for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs Communications
Branch, is involved in a number of challenging and stimulating duties. She liaises
with the Chinese media on behalf of Minister Jenny Kwan, updates community profiles, writes speeches, creates media lists
and helps with the Minster's correspondence. She has also started a couple of
projects on her own, one of which involves
monitoring Chinese radio stations via the
internet. This provides the ministry with
a daily translated summary
of government news commentaries, also transmitted
to the central communications office of other ministries.
"I feel as though I've
been given a much wider o
variety of work than I or my -§.
employers expected," says j;
Audrey. "This experience 5
has given me diverse writ- =
ing tasks which have let me
see what dealing with the public is all
about. It has increased my self-confidence,
inspired me to have a more polished and
professional demeanor, and has reminded
me to always have a good sense of humour." She feels the Co-op program helped
her decide what she wants to do with her
life, just by giving her the chance to find
out. "It's given me a better sense of the kind
of career I would like to have and would
be suitable for," she says. "Right
down to the types of tasks I'd
perform, the place where I'd
work, the type of people I'd
meet, and the sort of moral dilemmas I might face." Audrey
is also aware of how work experience interlocks with academic study to give a better perspective of
what is learned in class. "It has added a
valuable dimension to my university academics. I found that many of the scholarly concepts touched on in class became
real to me as I saw their practical application," she explains. "Before I had dreams
and aspirations, now I have personal
Lorraine Blashill, Audrey's supervisor,
feels the ministry has benefited as well.
"The program has worked well for us. I
expected Audrey to perform given tasks,
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25 UBC's Co-op Programs
continued from page 25
but was pleasantly surprised that she could
not only perform them, but perform them
well," she says. "Audrey is very conscientious, respectful and capable. Most of the
time she works on her own with little direction, but is also a team player."
Richard does not hesitate to give praise
Bc«enUfe«f co-op
mation Systems option, is working as an
analyst at Deloitte & Touche for an eight-
month term. She's in the Information
Technology Strategy department, working
directly with CEO's of various companies
helping them plan strategies for client
server platforms. "I'm currently looking at
different options of why a company can
use mobile computing and wireless networks," says Colleen. "I look at the tech-
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to the Co-op program as well. "It works,"
he says. "When my children grow up, I
hope they'll be co-op students. It's a
wonderful way to ease into the work force
and into job situations. It works well for
the company and the community."
Most students found handing out
resumes and going to interviews while
writing exams and term papers a bit hectic, but well worth it. Although most students don't get a lot of response in their
first term of the program due to lack of
experience, they make up for it from the
second work term on. "At that time, the
student is in a position of power," says
Helen, "In the Commerce Co-op program,
four-month students are always being
asked back for an eight-month term, or
hired for permanent work." Commerce
and Business Administration has another
new co-op program which began in the
summer of 1997, and took off. In their first
work term, 72 per cent of students got their
first job choice. By January, 90 per cent got
placed where they wanted. "It's very rewarding for students, seeing what the real
world is like in their field," says Helen.
Colleen Li, a fourth-year Commerce
co-op student with a Management Infor-
nology to change the processes and see
what's realistic for them." Not only is it a
friendly atmosphere full of "intelligent and
motivated people," but the company gives
little perks here and there. Last July,
Deloitte & Touche took the summer students to New York City to hear presentations about the company and attend networking sessions. The students met partners from the United States and other students from various universities. "There
wasn't a real competitive feeling," explains
Colleen. "We did fun stuff, too, like going
on a boat cruise and sightseeing."
Most companies involved in the Coop program treat students well. "You are
treated equally," says Colleen. "The people I work with have no qualms about giving and sharing information." Fourth-year
Engineering Physics student Fenton
Travers agrees. He works as an engineering research assistant at Motorola.
"Motorola treats their employees well.
There's a lot of networking opportunities
and training sessions." Supervisors and
coordinators received praise from students
as well. "My supervisor is always willing
to communicate and address problems,"
says Fenton. Audrey tips her hat not only
to supervisor Lorraine but to English Coop program coordinator Julie Walchli.
"She's done a superb job of acting as a resource for students in the co-op program."
So do these students have faith that
they'll actually get a job when they graduate? The answer is a definite yes. They are
not only confident about their prospects,
but also grateful to the program for the
support and chance to get a head start. "I
have a much better chance of getting a job
thanks to the program," says Colleen. "I
feel that I am a lot more marketable."
Audrey has to agree. "This placement has
opened my eyes to the necessity of complementing education and experience.
Getting the former is imperative, but it's
only half the journey," she says. "This has
been the most stimulating, productive and
memorable working experience that I
could ever imagine or hope for." •
Shari Ackerman is Assistant Editor of the
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Dec. 4
exhibitions and events
UBC Museum of
Opening Oct., 1998:
Remembering Lubomi: Images of a Jewish   j
Community, 39 framed photographs with
text and maps provide insight into a period    ■
of extraordinary cultural ferment and change
in the Lubomi, just before the Germans
murdered almost all of the town's Jews.
Through to Dec. 1998. Free admission for
alumni on Oct. 17. See page 16 for details.
Ongoing Exhibits:
• Transitions, July 7-Jan. 1999
• Recalling the Past: A Selection of Early
Chinese Art from the Victor Shaw
Collection, through Dec. 1998, Masterpiece
• Vereinigung, through Dec. 1998.
• Hereditary Chiefs of Haida Gwaii,
through Feb. 21,1999, Gallery 10.
• Attributed to Edenshaw: Identifying the
Hand of the Artist, through
Feb. 21,1999, Outside Gallery 10.
• From Under the Delta: Wet-Site Archaeology in the Lower Fraser Region of BC,
through Mar. 1999.
Call 822-5087 for more info.
Belkin Art Gallery
UBC Photo Collection, to Sept. 27
UBC Masters of Fine Arts Graduate
Exhibition, Oct. 9-25
Raymonde April
Quebec artist Raymonde April uses narrative
and personal experience to examine the
subjects of figure, landscape and familiar
objects in her photographs. Her works take
up issues of the presence of the body, the
notion of alter-ego and the progressive
blurring of self-representation.
Nov. 6-Dec. 20.
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Fluxus movement. He was a student
of John Cage and works with sound
and installation. Feb. 5-April 1
Call 822-2759 for more info.
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Essayist, Toronto
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• Dec. 5: Dr. Gail Anderson,
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Forensic Entomology
Photo (top right): Raven and the First Man,
by Bill Reid, on display at the Museum of
Bottom left photo: Paul Mercer Ellington,
performing on Oct. 14 with the Duke
Ellington Orchestra.
27 a umni news
President's Message
Student Send Offs
In our second year of the program, six
branches hosted successful Student
Send Offs in Kelowna, Kamloops,
Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto and Hong
Kong. This is a great way for alumni
and current students to help new
students get over their jitters by
sharing experiences. Send Offs will be
organized again next fall. Get involved
and have fun at the same time!
Lower Taxes, Better Funding Will Stop the Brain Drain
An alumni reception for Martha Piper's visit
to Japan was held June 29 at the Canadian
Embassy in Tokyo with more than eighty
people. Pictured above is board member
Greg Clark BCom'86, LLB'89{far right), and
Commerce grads living in Tokyo. An alumni
event in Tokyo is planned for October.
Contact Robin Mah BA'81 at
robin@japan.co.jpor 047-380-1635.
Vanier Cup - Toronto
Expect to see the UBC Thunderbirds back at
the SkyDome on Nov. 28, 1:00 pm for
another exciting final. Get tickets through
the Vanier Cup Hotline (416) 341-3902.
Fofi Orfanou BA'97 is the UBC alumni rep for
the Canadian Alumni Association in Greece.
If you're interested in becoming involved,
please contact Fofi at
fdfdvaca@compulink.gr or 001 -277-7142.
Branches continued on p. 30
In July I had the opportunity to
tour Silicon Valley to try to
understand what makes a knowledge based economy grow and
prosper. My group met with
representatives of huge high-tech companies, entrepreneurs who were starting and
developing small companies, venture
capitalists, lawyers and accountants,
Stanford professors, Think Tank groups
and representatives from the Governor's
office. Many people we met were UBC
grads who left BC looking for greener
pastures. The vibrancy and dynamism of
that economy was truly exciting and
invigorating. The only depressing element
was the number of Canadians who have
opted to apply their talents developing
that world instead of our own.
There were two obvious conclusions
that were repeated by every group I
visited. Firstly, nothing happens without
well-financed, world leading research
driven academic institutions. Secondly,
tax levels for individuals and financial risk
takers must be at least 15% points below
current Canadian levels.
Dealing with the first, California
universities, whether private or public,
have 2 to 4 times the revenue per student
UBC has. The research funding and lab
facilities available to California academic
and research institutions, boggles the
mind in comparison to our own. On the
tax issue, one does not need to be a rocket
scientist to figure out why many of our
graduates are heading south.
We have been surveying "UBC brain
drainers" and a summary of their comments is posted on the Alumni web page
www.alumni.ubc.ca. I encourage you to
read them. To those "brain drainers" who
have not filled in our brain drain form I
urge, implore, plead, beg, command you
do so as soon as possible so we can
present a powerful story to those who
could change our educational and
taxation landscape.
In thinking about how and why all
our west coast neighbours in Washington,
Oregon and California have developed
such powerful economies, I have decided
it comes down to attitude, a competitive
drive and a sense of urgency. Compared to
BC, the involvement of the business
community in the educational life of
those states is truly inspiring. Their
involvement goes far beyond just giving
money, which they do in spades as well. If
you want to get a sense of the extent of
the business community's involvement in
developing the economy of California,
surf into the San Jose Business Journal
Web site once a week for a few months
and you will see what I mean
Recently UBC lost its outstanding
dean of Forestry, Clark Binkley, to the US
private sector. As President of the Alumni
Association, I had the pleasure of dealing
with Dean Binkley on many occasions.
We wish him well in his new endeavours
and thank him for his contribution to
UBC. On the good news front, the
dynamic, enthusiastic and visionary Maria
Klawe has been named dean of Science.
Maria was recruited to UBC from IBM in
California a few years ago. We look
forward to working with her to develop
strong alumni ties in the Faculty.
Haig Farris, President,
UBC Alumni Association
Chronicle A Division is a group of Lower
Mainland alumni from the same
faculty, school, department or club.
I would like to encourage all alumni
to consider participating in division
activity. If you don't see a division that
aligns with your academic discipline or
non-academic interest, please consider
starting one up.
—Sharmen Vigouret, President, Divisions
Committee (above picture)
The Second Annual Golf Tournament will
be held at the University Golf Club on
Monday, Sept. 28, 12 noon.
Family & Nutritional Sciences
All alumni and friends are invited to the
annual fall dessert and coffee reception
Friday, Oct. 16, 1998, 7:30 pm, FNS foyer.
Social Work
The Social Work Division AGM is on
Thursday, Oct. 29, 7:30 pm at Cecil Green
Park. Graham Riches, our new director, will
be the guest speaker.
The division raised $4,850.22 towards the
Beth McCann Memorial Scholarship,
Dorothy Logan Memorial Scholarship and
the Nursing Alumni Scholarship. Contact
Kris Gustavson at: kris_gustavson@chara-
Classics & Religious Studies
A new student club will be formed this fall
following the creation of the Classical,
Near Eastern and Religious Studies dept.
Members ofthe club would like to invite
former graduates to an old members night
to share reminiscences of UBC experiences.
Call Catherine Newlands at 822-8917 or
newlands@alumni.ubc.ca for information.
Class of '48
Almost 200 people
came to the Class
of '48 reunion,
chaired by Bob
Dundas BASc'48,
BA'92, MA'94. It
was a huge success
with three days of
events, including a
Wine & Cheese at
the Botanical
Gardens, campus
bus tour and visits to faculties. The
whole shabang ended with a day trip on
the Royal Hudson up to Squamish and
back down on the Royal Brittania. Here,
the group is about to embark on a tour of
the Chan Centre, but took time out to
wave at all their friends.
Pharmacy '53
Finlay Morrison, Pharmacy Prof and Acting
Dean, toasts the Pharmacy Class of '53.
1998 Reunions
• Pharmacy "68 TBA
• Applied Science '58 Royal
Vancouver Yacht Club ft UBC
Campus, Oct. 16/17.
• Commerce "58 Main Library £t
Private Home, Oct. 16/17.
• Commerce/MBA all decades
Faculty of Commerce, Oct. 17
• Class of '33 Cecil Green Park, Oct. 17
• Education '39 UBC Campus, Nov. 27
• Class of '38 Cecil Green Park, Nov. 27
Did you graduate in 1949? Next
year is your 50 year reunion and plans are
now afoot for an exciting gathering during
Homecoming week in Oct. '99.
Calling '78-'80 Aggies If you want to
help plan a reunion in 2000, call Catherine.
Education '39 Class president Alex
Charters would like all of his classmates to
get together before or after the Class of '39
reunion on Nov. 27.
St. Mark's Residence Reunion
Dan Small, BCom'61, LLB'62 (far right,
back row) and Dr. Barrett MacDougall
organized the reunion, held July 25 at
Green College. More than 65 alumni and
guests, including former principal Father
Hanrahan, CSB (2nd from right, back row)
spent the afternoon touring the campus,
attending a special Mass, and enjoying a
scrumptious dinner.
29 a umni news
The new Young Alumni group is
made up of recent grads who
want to stay in touch with each
other and the university. We get
together for networking, skills
development, sports and just
plain fun. Join us and become
part of a dynamic group.
• Young Alumni High Tech
Industry Roundtable
After an early morning panel discussion with the Vancouver
Board of Trade, YA put together a
roundtable to help further develop knowledge-based industries.
Professionals teamed up with
young alumni from the technology sector, led by YA's facilitators
Dheena George and Blair Grabin-
sky. The aim was to seek solutions for
the lack of human capital to fulfil the
high-tech demand. Among those
present were Haig Farris, Dean of Science Maria Klawe, and Laurie Baggio,
President and CEO of Helikon Technologies, Inc.
•  Investment Club
Now YA members can join up with others to learn about investing in stocks,
bonds, money market funds or even
GICs. The club meets every second
Thursday of the month to analyze industries and select stocks and mutual
funds. Contact Len Clarke
len@helikon.com or James Dungate
james.dungate@nbpcd.com for more info.
For more information on YA, contact
Kristin Smith at 822-8643, or e-mail:
kristins@alumni.ubc.ca. Check out
our website: vvvvvv.helinet.com/ya.
Hey, Toronto Grads!
UBC President Martha Piper a UBC
AA President Haig Farris invite alumni
and friends to join them at a university
gathering November 9,6:00-8:00 pm, King
Edward Hotel, 37 King Street E., Toronto.
RSVP by Nov. 1. Tel: 1 -800-883-3088
Fax: 1-800-220-9022
e-mail: alumni@alumni.ubc.ca.
Branch events, cont'd from page 28
Hong Kong
This year's Annual Canadian Universities
Sports Day will be held on Oct. 18, St.
Stephen's School in Stanley. Contact Terence
Yiu at 29098721.
The first meeting of Indonesia alumni will be
held on Nov. 12 at 6:30 pm, Regent Hotel in
Jakarta. Contact Chris Bendl, BSc'91 at
bendl@uninetnetid or 62-21 -391 -1584.
Above: Martha Piper at a Taiwan reception
in Jan. Below: recent grads in Taiwan.
Below: A May breakfast in Ottawa with
Graduate Studies alumni, (l-r) Branch Rep
Carole Soling, Haig Farris, and Frieda Granot, Dean of Grad Studies.
University Women's Club of
Vancouver 1998 Activities:
• Saturday, Oct. 3 Dr. Susan Brown
will present two seminars: 9-noon on
preventing and reversing osteoporosis,
& 1-4 pm on new ways to deal with
menopause. $50 for both seminars and
lunch; $30 for one seminar only.
• Oct. 1 A one-day workshop on the
craft of Romance Writing.
• Nov. 18-22 The 26th annual extravaganza Christmas at Hycroft.
For further information, call 731-4661.
UBC Faculty Women's Club is
sponsoring a presentation by former
Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell
LLB'79, Thursday, October 8, 8:00 pm,
at the Woodward Resource Centre,
Classroom 6. Admission by donation.
UBC School of Nursing
Outstanding alumni honoured at UBC
Nursing Alumni Dinner in May at CGP
• Radhika Baghat
Young Alumni Award
• Judith MacDonald MSN'76
Alumni Recognition Award
• Alison Rice BSN'67
Award of Distinction
The School and the Nursing Alumni
Association present the Marion Woodward Lecture with guest lecturer
Christine Miaskowski, Oct. 15, 7-8 pm,
Lecture Room 6, IRC Building. Reception to follow 8-9 pm in the foyer.
Cheerleaders Unite!
Jo-Ann Chiu is looking for former UBC
cheerleaders, majorettes, pep club, and pep
band members who would be interested in
talking about their favourite memories. Jo-
Ann is a UBC student and wants to get
ideas on building school spirit by finding
more about past strategies. Call her at 255-
5034 or e.-ma\\:jochiu@interchange.ubc.ca
30      Chronicle class acts
William C. Brown BSA'28 went into sales after he
graduated and was president of the Maple Ridge Lions
Club in 1947. He was also a Maple Ridge Councillor in
the '50s for 14 years and a director of the Maple Ridge
Hospital for 16 years. William supervised the building
and opening of the outdoor Centennial swimming pool
in 1958. In 1963, he assisted at the opening of the new
Pitt Meadows Golf Club and his father drove the first
ball off of the first tee.
David Carey BA'38 won the world tennis doubles in
the age 85 bracket and over, in Florida last May. Last
year he was ranked 16th in the world in the 80 & over
category in singles. Also in May, David won the singles
in the National Hardcourts Championships in California.
He will play in the USTA National Crass and Clay
Championships later this year. While at UBC, David
played rugby and cricket. He was inducted into the
Sports Hall of Fame in 1993 ... Winston Agnew
Shilvock BA'31, BCom'32 was president of the UBC
Alumni Association in 1948, was manager interior of BC
for Investors Syndicate Ltd. for nearly 20 years. He has
published 254 stories on economics, selling and history.
Nicholas P. Fofonoff BA'50, MA'51 is the 1998
recipient of the Henry Stommel Research Award. He is
senior scientist emeritus at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Massachusetts ...
Derek Fraser BA'58, LLB'63 has been appointed the
ambassador of Ukraine ... Bob Pollard BA'59, MEd'68
retired in February after almost 37 years as teacher and
administrator at various Canadian schools, colleges and
universities. He was director of AV Services at BCIT until
his retirement... Neil Sutherland 8A'55, MA'60,
received his PhD in Minnesota and retired last year after
37 years at UBC ... George Szasz MD'55 was
awarded the Order of Canada last January for his work
with sexual rehabilitation and fertility and disability. He
retired from clinical practice as Professor Emeritus in
Dec. 1994 ... Henry Wiebe BA(Hon)'51, BEd'56 has
published a book on a revolutionary view of art called
Art, Myth, Religion and Ritual: The Subversive Artist:
invoking archetypal roots. Barbara, hiis wife of 40 years,
died earlier this year.
Gerald Campbell BA'68 has been appointed the high
commissioner to the Republic of Kenya ... Ronald H.
Devall BASc'66, MASc'68, PhD'72 has been named
Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering.
Ronald joined Read, Jones, Christoffersen Ltd. in 1972
and is now a Principal of the firm ... David Gibb
BCom'66 retired after 41 years of service with CIBC ...
David Hutton BA'67 has been appointed ambassador
to the Hellenic Republic (Greece)... Heather
McGregor fiA'69 is now the executive director of the
YWCA of Greater Toronto. She moved to Toronto in
1967 and for the past 30 years has pursued a career in
the social services. She has two grown children ...
Alwynn (Mackay) Pollard BEd'61, MA'71 retired on
June after 37 years as a teacher, including 22 years as
teacher-librarian at Lord Byng Secondary School in
Vancouver... Now retired, John Rempel BASc'60
spent 12 years at Willock Truck Equipment Co. Ltd. and
24 years at PACCAR Inc. doing Engineering Management. He retired from Kenworth Truck Company this
year... Milo Alistair Smith BSc(Hon)'65, MB A'67 is
currently executive vice-president and CFO for Globe
Communications International, following 12 years at
Dominion Textile ... Kenneth Strong BSc'60 has
completed 35 years of teaching in Dawson Creek,
Thailand and Victoria. He is also a past president of the
BC Science Teachers' Association. Ken maintains a web
site to support people with anxiety disorders:
www.pacificcoast.net/~kstrong/ ... Ralph Wallace
BEd'69, MEd'76 is superintendent of Ridgefield Public
Schools in Connecticut. He has served as superintendent
in two other Connecticut school districts.
E.S. (Bert) Reid
David Dickins BASc'71 has moved to La Jolla,
California where he is continuing his engineering
consulting practice for both Canadian and US clients.
His area is marine environmental impact assessment...
Chris Eakin BA'77, MLS'80 and Elaine Stenbraaten
wed on Aug. 1 ... Michael Gee BEd'72, MA'85
finished a short contract as principal of a BC school in
Dalian, China. He might be off to Geneva next as an
educator/consultant... Bob Gilbert BASc'71 is now
the proud owner of Phoenix Computer Solutions, a
computer retailer service store in Cranbrook ,BC. Bob is
also the IS Manager for Crestbrook Forest Industries...
Terry Greenberg BA'74 has moved to Nagoya, Japan
to work as consul at the Canadian Consulate there. This
is Terry's sixth assignment to Asia with the Canadian
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade ...
Hugh Harden BASc'75 is moving to the United Arab
Emirates to be project manager for the first national gas
distribution system, to be in stalled in the city of
Sharjah. The project is a joint venture between BC Gas
Int'l and a UAE constriction firm. His e-mail is:
hugh@lootah.sch.ae ... William Hsieh BSc'76,
MSc'78, PhD'81 and wife Wai Yee (Kwong) Hsieh
BMus'86 went to China in May and came home with a
lovely 15-month old daughter, Teresa Liane ... The 1998
recipient of the DC Graduate Award went to Frances
Johnson BHE'75. After her degree, Frances completed
her dietetic internship at VGH. She is currently pursuing
a MSc in Human Nutrition at UBC ... After working for
Cibsa Specialty Chemicals' Additives Division in
Tarrytown, NY, for 14 years, Andrew Mar BSc'71,
MSc'74 started an assignment as Global Market Center
Head of Imaging Additives in their headquarters in
Basel, Switzerland ... David Mattison MFA'74,
E.S. (Bert) Reid BASc'51 (Forest
Engineering), retired, is a past
president ofthe UBC Alumni Association (1985-86). He keeps active as a
member of the Board of Trustees ofthe
Vancouver Hospital Et Health Sciences Centre
and on its Quality Improvement Committee. He
is a past president ofthe Probus Club of
Parksville as well as senior peer counsellor with
the Society of Organized Services of District
Bert spent April with some family
members in Ecuador and renewed old friendships with numerous Ecuadorians, members of
a pre-investment project he directed for the
UNDP/FAO some years ago when he was a
consultant in International Forestry Et Environment Conservation.
He attends a class luncheon for forestry
engineering grads as well as a reunion every
five years.
MLS'78 hopes a few alumni will buy the official James
Cameron's Titanic Calendar 7999 for which he provided
historical information. David's website is at: http://
members, home, net/dmattison/index, html.
Peter Andru BA'85, MSc'92 and wife Leona would
like to announce the arrival of their daughter, Madeline
Rose, last May, a sister for Daniel and Catherine. The
family is living in Winnipeg where Peter is project
coordinator for Manitoba Health's Health Information
Network ...Maureen (Stout) Barreau BA'S5
completed her PhD in Education at UCLA in 1994 and
married Jacques, an executive at Warner Bros, the
following year. She is now assistant professor at
California State Northridge, but is taking a year off to
write a general-interest book on education ... Cynthia
31 class acts
Craig P. Hemer
Craig P. Hemer BEd'80, MEd'88 has
been appointed partner of Ray Et
Berndtson/Tanton Mitchell, one ofthe
two largest executive search firms in
Canada. Craig is a former Vancouver city
councillor and vice-chair of the Vancouver
School Board, and has had extensive experience
as an education professional. He has also been
a director of the Pacific National Exhibition and
the Vancouver Public Library, and is currently a
member of the campaign cabinet for the
United Way of the Lower Mainland.
Since joining the firm in 1994, Craig has
been involved in a wide range of recruitment
activities, primarily focusing on executive and
general management roles in forestry,
information technology, public education and
municipal government.
Lyall D. Knott
Lyall D. Knott, QC, BCom'71, LLB'72bas been
appointed a member ofthe Wesbrook Council
by Martha Piper and John Diggens, Chair,
Wesbrook Council. Lyall is senior partner of the
Vancouver law firm of Clark, Wilson.
(Leong) Best BSC'86 has worked as a radio and
television reporter in Hong Kong since 1991. She's
currently working as a freelance journalist and she and
her husband Paul are raising their daughter, Katie, born
last January ... Sandra T. Bishop BSc'85 has recently
moved from Chile to Holland, where she and her
husband are geologists, despite the fact that there is no
outcrop there. She can be contacted at:
sbishop@xs4all.nl... lain Bowman BASc'87 and his
wife Gillian have a new son, Edward James, born March
27. lain is now principal engineer in the Advanced
Powertrain Analysis Division of the Rover Group, which
is owned by BMW ... Chris Bunce BASc'86 and wife
Nancy have a daughter and son, Louise and Owen.
Chris started at Canadian Pacific Railways in Calgary
earlier this year... Urban Sport. Inc. president Vic
Fletcher BA'82 is pleased to announce the opening of
a second Lower Mainland indoor tennis centre. People's
Courts at the Delta Town and Country Inn opened July
6, 1998 ... Stephen Forgacs BA'86 and wife
Stephanie welcomed their first child, Katherine Anne, on
July 8, 1998. Katherine is a first grandchild for
Pieternella and John Cochran BASc'50, MASc'51 and
for Patricia BA'83 and Otto Forgacs DSc'94. First-
time uncles are Alex Cochran BASc'98 and Anthony
Forgacs BA'86. Stephen and Stephanie both work in
UBC's External Affairs division ... Frank Gareau
BASc'81 and Leslie (Chu) Gareau BHE'81 have just
moved back from Calgary from Winnipeg. Frank is the
engineering professional leader at the National Energy
Board ... James Graham BCom'89 will be getting
married to Carolyn Emley on Oct. 2, 1998. He was
promoted to senior business loans underwriter at
Vancity Savings Credit Union last September... Shari
Graydon BA'80 is teaching Communications at SFU
and Kwantlen College ... Lance Hartwell BSc'85
(formerly Swinehart) and his wife Kathleen had their
second child, Austin Eric, born August 14, 1997, brother
to Alyssa. Lance is currently working for Enron Oil
Canada Ltd. in Calgary as a senior geologist... Kathryn
Hatashita-Lee BA'82 wrote a children's story called
Remember Chrysanthemum which is included in Winds
Through Time: An Anthology of Canadian Historical
Young Adult Fiction, edited by Ann Walsh ... Graham
Heal BA'83 and Judy Lam are happy to announce the
birth of a daughter, Brett Kerstyn. Graham continues to
work in Seattle with an e-commerce company ... Linda
Hill MEd'82 wrote a book with the Cowichan Valley
Independent Living Resource Centre called Discovering
Connections, A Guide to the Fun of Bridging Disability
Differences. It is a hands-on, participatory guidebook
for people to get together with others and explore how
to build communities that are more inclusive of people
with disabilities... Susan Hyde BSc'82 has been
appointed to the University of California, San Francisco
Dentist-Scientist Award Program. She will be combining
advanced clinical training in Dental Public Health at
UCSF, with a PhD program in Epidemiology at UC
Berkeley ... Pradeep Jethi BA(Hons)'87 and his wife
Ann just had their third child and moved to Leighton
Buzzard, just outside London. Pradeep continues to
publish funky and fun books for Financial Times
Management in the UK ... Alexander Jones BA'87 is
a newly elected member of the American Philosophical
Society. He is currently professor of Classics and the
History of Science at the University of Toronto ... Paula
Kunabuli MEd'86 works in the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs in Fiji as their chief of protocol. He and his wife,
Viniana Kunabuli BEd'86 returned to Fiji from UBC in
June, 1986. Last September she joined the Ministry of
Education's Curriculum Development Unit as the senior
education officer for Basic Science. For fellow alumni,
you have "family members" there ... Miu-Kuen May
Lam BA'87 has stayed home to take care of her family
since graduation, but plans to further her study in the
next two years. Her husband, Man-Cheung
Raymond Lam BSc'87 is working as a senior Analyst
at a computer firm ... Janie (Leung) Louie BCom'87
and husband Ming were married in June 1995 and
would like to announce the arrival of their first child,
Michael, born Nov. 19, 1997 ... Ken MacFarlane
BSc'86, MSc'89, PhD'95 and wife Carol (Breeden)
MacFarlane BA'86, MLS'88 are pleased to announce
the birth of their daughter, Janelle Sydney, on June 26,
1998 ... Bruce Martin BA'86, MA'89 completed a PhD
in Education at U of Alberta last May. He is adjunct
professor of earth and atmospheric sciences at North
American Baptist College in Edmonton and pastor of
Zion Baptist Church ... Margaret Maxted MA'84 is
head of Primary Education at the Royal School for the
Deaf in Exeter, UK. She attended UBC as a Rotary
scholar, and ranks UBC best of the three universities
she's attended. You can contact her at: 10 Stream
Court, Haven Rd, Exeter, Devon, UK, EX2 8DL ... A son
was born last Nov. to Beverley (Beres) Mear BA'89
and husband Jerry. Gregory Lincoln is now a brother for
Bradley     Helene (Boutin) Rodriguez BA'89 was
promoted to long term care supervisor with Catholic
Community Services of Eastern Washington. Her
husband Lusero is now a staff sergeant in the US Air
Force ... Eugene Shen BA'84 received his Master of
Social Work degree from the University of Washington
this year. He was chosen by the School of Social Work
Alumni Association's nominating committee as the
1997-98 Outstanding MSW Student of the Year...
Lorelle Seal Sihota BCom'86 and Harb Sihota
celebrated the birth of their daughter Angelique on
Sept. 19, 1997 ... UBC's School of Music Director
Robert Silverman is the first winner of the $10,000
Paul de Hueck and Norman Walford Career Achievement Award for Keyboard Artistry ... Magdalena
(Vladar) Vanderhook BSc'87 and Jim Vanderhook
DMD'90 are living in Squamish, BC with their baby boy
Peter, born June 4,1998, and three dogs... Dennis
Wong BCom'81, married Sylvia Kwong in 1996, and
they now have two girls. They just moved to Calgary
from Toronto, and Dennis is vice-president, Real Estate
and Mortgage Investment for Standard Life, Western
Canada ... Ernest Yee BA'83, MA'87 is senior director
of Public Affairs at the Hongkong Bank of Canada.
Andrea L. Brawner BA'90, BEd'97 has been working
as legal secretary at McCarthy Tetrault in Vancouver
since May 1997 ... Terry Chan BA'90 is assistant
program director at radio station 97 KISS-FM ... Lee Li-
Jen Chen BSc'90, BA'91 graduated from the U of
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Calgary with a PhD in Computer Science. Lee is
teaching computer information systems at the
University College of the Fraser Valley. You can contact
him at: (604) 853-7441 ... Philip Clart PhD'97 is
assistant professor in the department of Religious
Studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia ... Linda
(Cudderford) Davidson, BSc(Hon)'94, MD'98 and
Warren Davidson BSc(Hon)'94, MD'98 are beginning
their residency positions at UBC. Linda is in the Family
Practice program and Warren the Internal Medicine
specialty program ... Elizabeth Drumwright MFA'93
lives on Saipan in the US Commonwealth of the
Northern Mariana Islands. She is chairperson of the
Language Arts Department of Mariana High School,
teaching senior English and College Prep. Her e-mail is:
lodestarschool@hotmail.com ... Debbie (Hoffman)
Jamison BA'90 is a legal assistant with the Litigation
Department at ICBC, specializing in head injuries. She
and husband Scott moved into their first house and their
daughter Kirstin will be two in Sept. Another baby is
due in Nov. ... Michelle Kraus BA'96, BEd'97 and
Michael Main BSF'96 were married on July 11 in
Surrey. They spent their honeymoon kayaking in the
Queen Charlotte Islands. Michael is currently working
for the UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest, while
Michelle is working for the Coquitlam School District
and for Delta Youth Services ... Angelica P. Kwan
BCom'90 has been named a 1998 Arjay Miller Scholar
at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business...
Brian W. Kwong BSc'94 completed a Doctoral of
Dental Surgery degree at USC last May ... On
educational leave as assistant professor of Nursing at
UNBC, Beverly Leipert MSN'92 is undertaking a PhD
in Nursing Studies at the University of Alberta, who
recently honoured her with two awards: the Izaak
Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship and the Nila
Cushman award ... Richard Somerset Mackie
PhD'93 wrote a book called Trading Beyond the
Mountains: The British Fur Trade on the Pacific, 1793-
1843 which won the 1997 Lieutenant Governor's Medal
for Historical Writing ... Dan Massey MBA'93 and wife
Donna Savard BSN'97 have been in Hong Kong for
two years and are now in Seoul, S. Korea. Dan has been
transferred to VP, Securities Division for Hongkong Bank
... Cindy Meston PhD'95 did a post-doctoral
fellowship in Reproductive and Sexual Medicine in
Seattle and then received a
two-year research
fellowship from the Ford
Foundation of New York. In
Sept. she will begin as
assistant professor of
psychology at the University
of Texas at Austin ... John
Mundie MLS'94 is starting
law school at Ottawa. His
wife Catherine gave birth to
their first daughter, Jessica
Cyrilla Eve, on Aug. 11 ...
Carla Dyan Olson
BCom'91 is controller for
Elia Fashions Ltd (Please
Mum). She's tying the knot
next summer to her partner,
Evan Adams
Evan Adams hails from the Sliammon
Indian Reserve in Powell River. A
professional writer and actor for 12
years, Evan has appeared in several
theatrical and film productions,
including lead roles in Lost in the
Barrens and its sequel, Curse ofthe
Viking Grave, not to mention the
critically acclaimed Smoke Signals. He went to
McGill University in Montreal for a year, but
left to pursue acting.
Evan completed three years of pre-med
studies at UBC, while continuing to act and
write, doing everything from Shakespeare to a
play he wrote called Snapshots.
The First Nations House of Learning is
establishing the "Evan Adams Health Services
Bursary" for First Nations students, with
proceeds from the special screening of Smoke
Signals at the Varsity Theatre.
Evan is in medical school at the University
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In  Memoriam
William Philip Goddard
William Philip Goddard BEdS'63, MA'76 died July
9,1998 in North Vancouver. He was a public
school teacher in Dawson Creek, Squamish, and
West Vancouver from 1956-1978. He was part of
the UBC Faculty of Education and a supervisor of
student teaching.
Goddard was a pioneer in the use of
computers in the classroom, and marry of his
students went on to distinguished careers in
math and computer programming. He made
many expeditions around the province to get BC
teachers up to speed with computers. Goddard
also taught music and English in his earlier years.
In his post-teaching life he was a writer, a
very active community worker, an avid gardener
and a family man.
Kay Stockholder
Kay Stockholder, a professor emerita of English
and former president of the BC Civil Liberties
Association, died of ovarian cancer June 18.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Stockholder
graduated from Hunter College with a BA in
English Literature. She then received her MA In
English Literature from Columbia University in
New York. She continued her studies at the
University of Washington in Seattle, where she
was awarded a PhD in 1964.
Stockholder taught in UBCs English
Department and the Arts One program from the
mid-1960s into the next three decades, also
serving as a member of the university Senate and
the executive of the Faculty Association.
Tom Bridge
Tom Bridge BA'43, a member of UBCs Phi Kappa
Pi fraternity, graduated with a degree in Zoology,
then went off to McGill where he received his
MD. He practised in BC for 12 years as a GP,
then went back to UBC to study radiology. He
worked as a radiologist for a number of years,
then became a consultant in radiology for the
Workers' Compensation Board.
Tom retired in 1982 and started doing the
thing he loved best: boating. He and his wife
built their first boat, a 50 foot motorboat, and
spent many years on the sea. He died while on a
trip to Alaska on his second boat.
Skye Cove ... After three years in Thailand as managing
director of Loctite (Thailand), Mike Peplinski MBA'92
his wife and their two children moved to Chicago. Mike
is now a VP for North America with Henkel Adhesives
... Suzanne Reimer BA'90, MA'92 was awarded a
PhD in economic geography from Sydney Sussex
College Cambridge in 1997 ... After graduating, Steve
Reynolds BCom'91 obtained his accounting
designation and is now a division controller for Slocan
Group, Mackenzie Operations... Erin (Wood) Ronan
BHK'96 and Kevin Ronan BASc'94 are expecting their
first child in November of this year. Kevin received his
license as a professional engineer in the Province of
Ontario ... Alexander Rucker BCom'97 has been
accepted to the University of Notre Dame where he will
start law school this fall ... Jasjeet S. Sekhon
BA(Hon)'93 recently joined Harvard University as an
assistant professor in the Department of Government...
V. Victoria Shroff LLB'96 is happily practicing civil
litigation in downtown Vancouver... Dave Thomson
BSc'92 and Sarah Jane Thomson BSc'93 are pleased
to announce the arrival of their second son Angus Ross
on May 29,1998.
In Memoriam
Norman John (Jack) Amos BA'67 of Winnipeg, Dec.
7,1997 ... Tom Blake BA'49, BEd'51 of White Rock,
BC, Dec. 16,1997 ... Eleanor Bradley, retired UBC
prof, in Health Care & Epidemiology, May 26,1998 ...
Dr. P. Read Campbell, retired UBC prof, in Education,
May 14, 1998 ... John R.D. Cherniavsky BA'45 of
Atlanta, GA, Mar. 9,1998 ... Correction from last
issue: Mabel Mackenzie Colbeck died in 1997, not
1998 ... Audrey M. Earle BSN'44 of Vancouver, Apr.
15, 1998 ... Margaret (Ross) Fershau BSN'71 of
Kamloops, BC, Apr. 4, 1998 ... Stephen Christopher
Hayward BA'97 passed away June 25, 1998 after a
four-year battle with leukemia. He was born in
Winnipeg, Manitoba. Steve was a member of UBC's
ZBT fraternity. After graduation, he went on to receive
his Chartered Accountant designation in 1997. Steve
dedicated his energy to promoting awareness of the
Bone Marrow Transplant Registry, in which he managed
to more than double the number of registered donors
for 1997. On March 29, 1998, Steve married the love of
his life, Sakura ... Francis Murray Johnston
BARC'53 of Kirkland, WA, Dec. 6, 1997... Ronald
Gilbert Jones, Prof. Emeritus, Social/Ed. Studies,
Faculty of Education, July 23, 1998 ... Kenneth
Macrae Leighton, retired UBC Honorary Assistant
Prof, of Pharmacology and the head of Anaesthesia,
June 19, 1998 ... Richard D. Macintosh BSc'67, Dec.
10, 1997 ... Patricia Elizabeth (Vaughan) Manson
BA'76 of Vancouver, May 29, 1998 ... David Walter
Matthies BASc'67 of Vancouver, May 28,1998 ...
K.M. (Clark) MacKinnon BA'34 of Dollar, Scotland,
Aug. 17, 1998 ... David W.A. Mitchell, retired UBC
Opthomology prof., died on June 5, 1998 in a car
accident. His wife Irene died the following day ... Nan
K. Poliakoff BA'76, MA'90 of North Vancouver, Mar.
18, 1998 ... M. Diane Rougeau BEd'77 of Logan
Lake, BC, May 8, 1998 ... Murray Pall Storm,
research technician in Oceanography for 27 years,
member of the 25 Year Club, July 26, 1998 ...
Kenneth Leonard Ward BSc'54 of Burnaby, BC, May
14, 1998 ... Arthur Westaway BASc'57 of Qualicum
Beach, BC, July 15, 1998 ... Correction from last
issue: Geoffrey Woodward BA'30, died in White
Rock, BC, where he lived for 23 years...
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