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 The University Singers
Exclusive Interviews with Earle Birney and Joan Pedersen
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Vbiurne 38, Number 4, Winter 1984
Joan Pedersen — UBC's Ambassador at Home
By Eleanor Wachtel
Earle Birney at 80 By Kelley Jo Burke
UBC graduate, poet and former
creative writing professor Earle
Birney, BA'26, talks about
growing old and how he became
famous by "living longer than
the rest of them."
The New Entrepeneurs of the Laboratory By David Morton
IM    Ladies and Gentlemen . . . The University Singers!
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Value for the Money
By Anne Sharp
Alumni who feel bound to defend
the cost of higher education and their
University will be gratified to learn of
a report showing UBC's tremendous
economic impact on the community.
Published by the University's Office of
Institutional Analysis and Planning,
the report shows that UBC-related
spending in the Greater Vancouver
Regional District in 1980-81 was estimated to be $235 million. In addition,
the University as an employer provided an estimated 7,500 full time
equivalent jobs within the GVRD.
The study adds up University
expenditures on goods and services
and spending by individual faculty,
staff, students and visitors to come up
with the total number of dollars
pumped into the community. But
that's not the whole story. Every dollar introduced into the region is spent
by someone else and someone else
again. The economic benefits of each
step along this chain reaction is measured by what economists call an economic multiplier.
For example, the tourist industry
brings money in from outside the
country so economists generally use
an economic multiplier of three for
each dollar introduced into the community. In other words, each time a
tourist from outside the country
spends a dollar, its real impact on our
economy is worth three dollars.
The report on UBC uses a rather
low economic multiplier of two, perhaps because the dollars generated are
considered to be already in the community (most of the funds for higher
education are passed from the federal
government through the provincial
government to the universities).
The study was published in 1982,
but economists say it is reasonable to
assume the economic impact today
has not altered perceptibly because of
several factors. Salaries at UBC
haven't changed since the time of the
report and inflation has fallen to a low
three per cent. Although the number
of full-time-equivalent jobs at UBC has
decreased by eight per cent since 1980,
the number of students has increased
by seven per cent. Thus, although
there may be less spending on the
part of faculty and staff, more spending has occurred on the part of students.
Using an economic multiplier of
two, the University of British Columbia may be considered to be responsible for 14,000 jobs and a $470 million
continued next page
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stimulus to the GVRD economy.
That's not even considering the economic stimulus of the University's
product — educated individuals.
What UBC's 47,000 grads living in the
Lower Mainland put back into the
community is immeasurable.
In a recent article in the Vancouver
Sun, Jim Matkin, head of the Business
Council of B.C., expressed concern
over the speed at which economic
restraint was being imposed on B.C.
universities. "The idea of public sector
restraint shouldn't be an idea that's
seen as a broad brush," said Matkin.
"There is a difference between different segments of the public sector."
Matkin's comment is especially
noteworthy when one is comparing
cutbacks in a university with cutbacks in a company. For example, a
company might have to cut back
because demand for its product has
fallen. But, demand for the university's product — degrees and diplomas — has not fallen during the recession. Quite the opposite: full-time
student enrolment at UBC increased
from 23,604 in September 1980 to
25,177 in September 1984.
And there is good reason why the
university's product is so much in
demand. According to Statistics Canada's 1981 Census, the average 1980
income of a university-educated Canadian husband/wife family was about
$45,000. Where both spouses had less
than secondary education, family
income dropped to $24,000. The 1983
Stats Canada annual average unemployment rate indicates that unemployed university grads have a three
times greater chance of getting work
than unemployed high school graduates.
Anyone who doubts the value of
higher education today is just not living in the 80s and any British Columbian who doubts the value of having a
world-class university in our midst is
just not looking ahead. ■
The Board, Staff and Volunteers of
your Association would like to take
this opportunity to wish all UBC graduates and their families a very happy
holiday season and peace and prosperity in the New Year.
May we also convey a special word
of appreciation to all of you who have
contributed to our Alumni Scholarship and Bursary Endowment Fund.
This fund will be of immense help to
future generations of UBC students.
Thank you.■
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UBC's Ambassador at Home
By Eleanor Wachtel
The morning of my interview
with Joan Pedersen, she called
— very apologetic — to ask if
we could change our appointment
because of the Arts 20 relay. They had
asked her if she would be an alternate
if they needed someone. It fit with
everything I'd heard about Joan
Pedersen: good sport, ready to pitch
in, considerate and willing to explain.
I mean this is the woman who, while
at SFU, baked 3,500 Danish vanilla
cookies at Christmas for the staff and
faculty. "It was a wonderful way for
the family to spend time together (it
took three consecutive weekends); the
house smelled so good." No wonder
they were known as "George and
Joan" — a team.
And now they occupy 6565 N.W.
Marine Drive, the newly-renovated
Norman MacKenzie House. It was
built by the University for MacKenzie
in 1950, but subsequent presidents
like Walter Gage, a bachelor, chose to
live off campus, as did the Kennys.
The house deteriorated and was used
by the botanical gardens. Then last
February, the Pedersens moved into a
restored home, converted to recognize
a dual purpose. When the Board of
Governors offered the president's job
to George Pedersen, it was with the
understanding that the family would
live in the MacKenzie House and use
its ground floor to entertain friends of
the University. In the first three
months, the Pedersens hosted 1,600.
From Marine Drive, you can see the
red-tiled Spanish roof and pale adobe-
colored walls, the spacious green lawn
fronting a semi-circular drive. Above
the doorbell is a sheaf of dry wheat
tied with red-checked cloth. The
entrance hallway, with its circular
staircase, is suitably grand. In a pinch,
for especially large dinner parties, it
can seat 24. "I keep saying to the
kids," Joan jokes, '"get married so we
can use that hallway.'" The Pedersens
themselves rarely come in that way;
they use a side-door off the garage.
Joan is tall with short blonde hair
tucked behind her ears. Her eyes are
light   green   —   celadon   —  behind
6   Chronicle/Winter 1984
faintly pink-tinted glasses. I notice
these details in particular because she
is standing in the living room that has
been redecorated with pink industrial-
weight fabric couches, highlighted
with celadon pottery from Glen Allison's (UBC Fine Arts Gallery curator)
private collection.
She offers to conduct a brief tour of
the ground floor. How many rooms
are there? "I'd have to stand and
Three of the residents of
Norman MacKenzie
House: daughter Lisa,
newly-adopted cat and Joan.
count," she says, and she does. On
the main floor are five large rooms
and two smaller extra rooms for family
guests, but originally intended for
live-in staff.
There is no staff assigned to the
Pedersen household. Catering
for large parties is arranged
through campus food services. A
cleaning woman comes in two days a
week — two consecutive days —
which means that there will inevitably
be entertaining with no help to clean
up afterwards. Joan has been known
to wash up and do all the glasses by
hand after a dinner for 60 "because
who else was going to do it?" George
frequently brings guests home after
work, so one can hardly leave crumbs
and glasses lying about.
"I'm not a martyr," she reassures.
"I'm being treated very well here. I
think it's fair to say that all the entertaining we do here is self-imposed.
We don't have to do it. We decided.
We see a need and react to it. The
house has not been equipped or
staffed to do all the things that we're
doing. And yes, there is only one
tablecloth for each table and yes, if
you're having people one day and
again the next, there's no way to have
them laundered in time so I wash
them and iron, and vacuum, myself."
After six months of entertaining,
the tablecloths are "absolutely worn
out. They're in shreds they've been
used so much." So they're being
replaced with wash 'n' wear ones that
can go straight from the dryer to the
table. "They're sheets," says Joan sotto
voce. "Beautiful turquoise sheets."
The smallest party is dinner for 12,
which Joan prepares herself. The largest reception includes 200 guests.
With campus catering (who now bring
their own dishes for large groups),
they can serve 40-60 people, depending on whether it's buffet or sit-down.
Unlike the Faculty Club or Cecil Green
Park, the MacKenzie House is used
only for affairs hosted by the Pedersens. Joan says she loves it, meeting
people and bringing them together.
She works closely with the Ceremonies Office to send out invitations,
plan menus, and keep track of who
was present when, what they ate, and
who else was there. "I really need a
home computer," she sighs. Meanwhile, she maintains bulging files,
Ceremonies has theirs, and she hopes
nothing falls between the cracks.
The second floor of the MacKenzie
House provides the Pedersens' living
quarters — a sitting room, joint study,
kitchen and four bedrooms for the
family. Part of their own dining room
set stands in the hallway — in "storage". Their son Greg, 24, graduated
from the University of Victoria;
daughter Lisa, 22, and a close family
friend, Diane, also 22, are still at SFU.
"We always leave the kids one university behind," Joan laughs, as she 2:
briefly traces George's administrative
career. Lisa has laid out coffee in the
upstairs living room. I admire the
ceramic cups, a gift from Lisa.
Joan was born in Vancouver. "Do I
have to say when?" she smiles.
"I'm the same age as George. We
met at the Vancouver Normal
School, in teacher training." They
married at 22. George started in North
Vancouver, Joan taught Grade One at
Cecil Rhodes. When George's career
began to outstrip their original expectations, they decided to follow new
ambitions — to Chicago for his PhD,
to Toronto, back to Chicago, and then
Victoria. Joan resumed teaching in
Victoria, but after lengthy discussions,
gave it up when George became president of SFU in 1979.
She was ready for a change, she
was nearing her undergraduate
degree after decades of courses, and
she saw a useful role for herself. Joan
read books by university presidents'
wives, she researched studies examining the degree of spousal involvement.
"There are some universities in the
U.S. where the wife or husband is also
interviewed by the board of governors
if they wish to be an active participant
on the job," Joan explains.
"I knew you'd ask me about the role
of the president's wife," she says, circling in on an answer. "I'm going to
sound like a teacher because first you
diagnose each situation and then you
carry on from there."
SFU was one thing, UBC quite
another. Her first goal at UBC is to
Joan Pedersen in the
dining room of Norman
MacKenzie House: after
six months of
entertaining, the
tablecloths are worn out,
but the Pedersens are still
going strong.
understand its already extensive history. With the help of campus
archives, the alumni association, and
Dr. Blythe Eagles (a "Great Trekker"),
Joan studies slides of alumni to know
who did what. She uses them to brush
up before meeting alumni groups.
Her second goal is to know the
school as it is now. This means attending functions, and instead of taking
her daily two-four mile walk along
Spanish Banks, she strolls through the
campus to familiarize herself. Part of
her job is to plan tours for visitors and
she prefers to include some out of the
way corner like a physics lab along
with the more traditional sites like the
Nitobe Gardens.
Her third and major objective is to
use her house as a convivial forum in
which to woo public support — both
moral and financial — for the University. It's an ambassadorial role. Once
Joan gets talking about campus
events, she becomes genuinely enthusiastic, almost thrilled. I warn her that
she's going to sound Pollyanna-ish.
"Oh God, I hope not," she says. "And
I don't want to be seen as a social butterfly either."
Hardly. In addition to all her public
duties, Joan has recently written two
school texts for elementary social
studies. She's deliberating between
embarking on graduate work next or
studying French, and she's quick to
remind you that she knows she won't
be filling the role of president's wife
But at UBC, it's still the beginning.
While rushing to the campus bank one
morning, a staff member hollered out,
"Joan! how ya doin'?" She stopped to
chat, but as she raced back to her (illegally parked) car, she overheard some
students asking, "How do you get to
call Mrs. Pedersen, Joan?"
"If she's wearing her blue jeans,
she's Joan" came the answer.
"It made me feel great," she says.
"It takes a year or two to feel at home.
People tend to think of the president's
wife as somehow not a person, just
George's wife."
Not a chance, Joan. ■
Chronicle/Wmto-1984    7 Some nine hundred fifty circlings of
my moon
i doubt i'll see a thousand
my face lunar now too
strings of my limbs unravelled
trunk weak at the core       like an elm's
worse       the brain's chemistry out of kilter
memory a frayed net
speech a slowing disc the needle jumps
& yet i limp about       insist in fact
on thanking the sky's pale dolphin
for flushing and plumping herself once more
into a pumpkin —
that storybook Moon still in my child mind
too deep for any astronaut to dig out
— from "birthday", 1978
Birney at 80
'Most people assume I'm dead," says UBC's
poet grad of 1926.
By Kelley Jo Burke
8    Chronicle/Winter 1984 £
Let's start at the end. The interview is over, and
we're walking through the sunshine, talking about
gardening. His legs are stiff, and he stumbles a bit
after sitting for over two hours. But he does manage to
kick at some insolent weeds in his son's garden.
I admit, unnecessarily I suspect, to being nervous during the session. On his demanding why, I say that
famous people always make me nervous.
"Heavens," he chuckles, "I'm not a famous person. I've
just lived longer than the rest of them."
This is Earle Birney's eightieth year. In the 1950s, Birney was a distinguished writer and University of British
Columbia graduate and professor, winding down from a
notable career. In the '60s he was one of Canada's leading
poets. Just when everyone assumed he had run out of
tricks Birney presented "The Rag and Bone Shop" in
1971. It was a radical departure from anything he'd ever
done. By 1976 he was being eulogized as Canada's grand
old man of letters, a title he cheerfully tried to ignore. He
started recording experimental sound poems, produced
another book of poetry, Fall by Fury in 1978, and point
blank refused to be quiet and venerable.
And now, as we approach 1985, he is working on not
one, but three new books.
"It's a bad habit ... I just can't stop wanting to write,"
he says. "I'm quite aware that I'm not likely to write my
best anymore, but I try to write the best that I can find
inside me still . . . It's more difficult now, I don't write
nearly as quickly, I don't think nearly as quickly as I used
to." He adds, only slightly wistfully, "I still enjoy it."
The title work in Fall by Fury tells the story of Birney's
near fatal fall from a tree in 1977.
So I threw the last snag down
and the locked saw after
turning and shifting my grips
to descend to Wai-lan
when something        my Hubris
some Fury of insect wing and sting
drove its whining hate at my eye
One hand unloosed convulsive to shield
and I slipped
forever from treetops
— from "Fall by Fury", 1978
Birney had originally thought that the entire painful
period, from the fall to his agonizingly slow recovery
would make "a marvellous sequence of poems". The first
became an aching admission that age, which could not
stop his mind, could bring down his body. But after he
finished "Fall by Fury" he decided to forget the sequence.
"It was so painful to write about ... I prefer to write
about happy things. I'll write about past miseries, but I'm
not particularly concerned with projecting my immediate
miseries, " — a pause, and then — "Something is happening to me, and to the outer world it looks ridiculous,
but to me it is infuriating."
Birney tells a story about a walk he and his wife Wai-lan
took a few days before in Victoria. Going over "big, old
rocks scoured by the glacier," Wai-lan, who is much his
junior, passed him. Birney began to catch up, and seeing
the twenty foot fall to the rocks below, realized that he
was not steady enough to safely go further.
"I was a mountain climber! To find that something in
my body prevented me getting the right balance to make
that leap — it's terrible.
"The only way to write about it is to acknowledge the
ridiculousness of it, and say, 'God, he's so lucky to be
alive at all, why's he complaining about it?'"
So he writes about "friendship, love and kindly
nature" and rejects pathos. Instead of mourning the 45-
year difference between himself and his wife, he writes
love poems about it.
my love is young & i am old
she'll need a new man soon
but still we wake to clip and talk
to laugh as one
to eat and walk
beneath our five-year moon
— from "My Love Is Young", 1978
Of his three new books, one is an anthology of radio
plays which he wrote for the CBC in the 1950s,
another is his second volume of stories about the
Canadian literary community, taking up where Spreading
Time left off.
The third is of course a new book of poetry. He calls it a
finishing off of old business. The major project for the
work, however, is a suite of "poetry, condensed prose-
near poetry, and true prose" based on letters he sent to
his mother in 1934, while he worked on board a "limey
tramp freighter" as an ordinary seaman. The hitch was
from Port Alberni to Hull, England, and in the letters, the
thirty-year-old Birney described to his mother the crew
members with whom he travelled down the Pacific Coast
and through the Panama Canal, from the ship's captain to
the fireman and cook.
Birney talks about his work like any craftsman might
about a commission. He likes the work, and he's been
owing his publisher something for ages, so out come
more books. The fact that a new book of poems by Earle
Birney is going to cause something of a national stir does
not enter the conversation.
In the last ten years, Birney's verse has changed dramatically, becoming more spare and direct, it seems, with
each new publication.
"It becomes more and more important, as I have less
and less time to be alive, to get to the nub of things,"
Birney says, "because if I don't do it that way, it's going
to take too long."
"Most people assume I'm dead," he laughs, telling a
story about a now famous student from UBC Creative
Writing days, who keeps sending Birney his new publications, on the off chance that he might still be alive.
But Earle Birney is nowhere near dead yet. As he sits in
the Sunday morning garden, weaving yarns about talks
with Trotsky, brothels in Utah, and Malcolm Lowry's
drinking bouts, his mind churning out names, dates and
literary references, I think, tritely, that a 20-year-old could
not hope to match his fire.
His voice starts to go, as we approach noon. There was
a party the night before, with much song. He has a writing seminar to do up in Sechelt this week, and has been
flown in from Toronto to speak at the September Day of
Concern for Education "to warm things up for the more
important speakers." He wants to get some writing done,
and start on the proofs of the plays this week as well, so
he really ought to have the rest of his Sunday off. Time to
wrap it up.
when i give my dust to the wind
it will be with thanks
for those fellow earthlings
who forgave or forgot
my onetime wife        our son        our grandsons
& those comrades who held me
steady on cliffs
_~.       above all
<ps       my gratitude is to whatever Is above all
to the young who light my evening sky
& to her        my happiest Happenstance —
if she remember me with love
when she is old
it will be immortality enough
— from "birthday", 1978 ■
Chronicle/Winter 1984    9 The New Entrepeneurs
of the Laboratory
Campus teams up with industry as UBC
research ideas hit the marketplace.
By David Morton
A few years ago, Dr. Rudi Haering, a solid state physicist at
UBC, was eating lunch with a
few of his students — a regular
practise of his, and a chance to talk
about "anything under the sun." On
this particular day, one of the students
noted that he had read an interesting
paper about a new battery being
developed in the U.S. using an expensive synthetic chemical. In the ensuing discussion, Haering and students
came up with the idea that perhaps a
better battery could be made using
molybdenum disulfide, a naturally
occurring compound found in great
abundance here in B.C.
Within half an hour, Haering had
procured a small sample of the substance from a colleague in geology,
and by mid-afternoon, he and his students had an operating battery.
"Since I knew nothing about batteries at the time, I didn't really know
how well or how badly it was working. But it seemed to be doing something. I mean it wasn't just sitting
What Haering had discovered was
an entirely new kind of rechargeable
battery — many times more efficient
and lightweight than anything currently on the market. It is expected to
make possible a host of new products,
including electric cars, portable motorized wheelchairs and numerous miniaturized products that would depend
on a lightweight, reliable power
In the seven years since that serendipitous afternoon, Haering's makeshift battery made the journey from
10   Chronicle/Winter 1984
his cavernous lab in the old Hennings
Building to a production plant in Burnaby, B.C., where his Moli batteries
are rolling off the production line and
just now making their way into the
marketplace. The plant employs more
than 100 people, including staff at a
sales and marketing office in Missis-
sauga, Ont., and it farms out numerous development projects to Canadian
consulting firms.
Until now, the path from the university research lab to the wheels of
industry has not been well travelled.
In North America, university
researchers have traditionally pursued
more esoteric areas of investigation
where the thought of any practical
application would be considered a
Industry, meanwhile, has been left
to make its own advances, however
slowly. But as the economy makes its
uncomfortable shift away from natural
resources, and the world becomes
inundated with high technology from
countries like Japan, industry is being
left behind. According to UBC's
Industrial Liaison Officer, Professor
Jim Murray, industry is in dire need of
a good push.
"If we're going to preserve our own
living standards, it's absolutely essential that we make the transfer from a
natural resource based economy to a
more high tech industrial based economy."
Murray, in fact, is part of a concerted effort on the part of UBC to
bring technological innovation from
university labs and put it to good use
in industry. He keeps an eye open for
people like Haering and brings their
work to the attention of industry with
a view to developing practical spinoffs. Conversely, he also represents
industry's needs to the university to
further encourage this co-operative
In Haering's case, the Moli Energy
Corporation was jointly set up by himself and Teck Mining Corporation.
UBC has an agreement in principle
with Moli giving it an equity position
in the company. While Moli's controlling interests are currently held by a
holding company, the Technology
Development Corporation, Teck contributed over $10 million in research
and development. Other money came
from government sources.
Another researcher, Dr. Lome
Whitehead, has actually left
UBC to devote full time to
T.I.R. Systems Ltd., a company that
manufactures a product of his own
invention: large gauge pipes which
transmit light from an external,
remote source. An efficient reflective
prism configuration, made of plexiglass, is built inside the pipes enabling
light to be transmitted for some dis- (Above) Dr. Lome Whitehead, 29, manufactures and markets his prize-winning light pipes, which he developed as a UBC graduate
student in physics.
(Below left) Dr. Peter Larkin, Associate Vice-President of Research at UBC, tries to encourage more industry-oriented research.
(Below right) Industry Liaison Officer, Dr. Jim Murray, brings UBC scientists into the corporate boardrooms.
Chronicle/Wmfer 1984    11 At work in his UBC lab, physicist Dr. Rudi Haering tests the properties of his revolutionary battery.
tance. The pipes can be used in a
number of industrial applications,
including cold storage lighting systems, and lighting areas with high
explosives where a burst light bulb
could trigger an explosion.
Whitehead came up with the idea
for the light pipe six years ago, while
working on his MSc in low temperature physics at UBC. His lab in the
basement of the physics building was
notorious for bad lighting and he
wanted some other way of bringing
light in from outside the lab. The light
pipe was the answer. Whitehead's
ingenuity earned him the prestigious
Ernest C. Manning award, worth
The venture capital for Whitehead's
company came from a number of private investors. Prior to setting up the
company, he received grants for the
research and development stages of
The federal and provincial governments are both in the business of
trying to get universities and industry
together on research. Through granting bodies like the National Research
Council (NRC) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research
Council (NSERC), there is a plethora
of grants, bursaries and incentive programs for such purposes. Not only is
money being given to projects like
Whitehead's and Haering's, but it is
paying for industry experts to
upgrade their education at university
or for joint research and development
projects between the two sectors.
NSERC, in fact, almost doubled its
budget for grants over the past four
years, raising it to $290 million. The
agency's University-Industry Program, which funds co-operative
research and development projects,
was tripled last year to $10.9 million.
And if a federal task force has its
way, there will be even more money
available for this type of research. The
Task Force on Federal Policies and Programs for Technological Development
recommends that Ottawa pay the full
cost of university research with industrial application — including overhead
costs which are usually picked up by
the university. The report also recommends a 50 per cent tax credit on costs
for company R&D programs carried
out on their behalf by university
research teams.
While the report was commissioned
by the former Liberal government,
indications are that the Conservatives
are favorably disposed towards the
The availability of all this money
could mean a windfall to university scientists, but many caution
that too much of this kind of funding
could    be    dangerous.    Industrial
research, by academic standards, is
short-term and mission-oriented — it
sets out to answer a specific problem.
What is considered purely theoretical,
long-term research may not have any
practical application, but it can yield
insights into a field of study that may
represent a major breakthrough.
UBC's Dr. Haering agrees on the
importance of applying university
know-how to industry problems, but
he fears an overabundance of these
grants could create real dilemmas for
scientists unable to get funding for
what he calls "curiosity-oriented
research" — the long term kind.
"If the money is unavailable for
curiosity-oriented research, the scientist may be forced to accept funding
for industrial research just to keep
working. It's a carrot and stick
approach to try to lead the scientific
community in a perceived direction.
The trouble is, the people who hand
out the money don't know which
direction that should be.
"The most interesting things often
come quite unpredictably. My battery
did not come from directed research.
No one sat down and said, T want to
make a better battery.' It in fact came
out of a curiosity-oriented research
Dr. Peter Larkin, UBC's Associate
Vice-President of Research, says there
12    Chronicle/Winter 1984 More Good Tech at UBC
The University of British Columbia is involved with a
number of other projects involving and extending
modern technology.
Engineering Students Try to Build a Better Car
An idea for an innovative vehicle design competition,
proposed by UBC engineering students in 1982, has been
endorsed by Expo 86.
UBC student organizers hope to have 40 to 50 entries
from engineering student groups in a dozen countries by
the entry deadline of January 31, 1985. An 11-student
UBC team, separate from the organizers, is currently testing its entry in the contest. The UBC car will have a diesel
engine modified to burn B.C. natural gas, a turbocharger
and a hydraulic drivetrain that eliminates the transmission, driveshaft and differential.
Expo 86 has guaranted prize money of $250,000, to be
used for scholarships, says Jeff Leigh, who heads the student group organizing the competition. Another $20,000
is available for seed money, to help students in the initial
design stage.
Leigh says the vehicles must be capable of carrying at
least two people, with storage space, and must be
licensed in their home country, state or province. They
will be judged primarily on innovation, he says.
One of the goals of the competition, Leigh says, is to
review the purpose and function of the modern automobile, "the design of which has not changed, in its basic
elements, in 60 years."
Artificial Intelligence at UBC
An aerial view of UBC, as seen through computer
"eyes" was printed in the April, 1984 Scientific American.
The pictures, which mimicked the view a human would
have of the campus, were the result of research by Dr.
Robert Woodham, an associate professor of forestry and
computer science, who has been experimenting with
computer and robotic vision systems.
Woodham is but one of six UBC scientists on a Canadian artificial intelligence team put together by the privately-sponsored Canadian Institute for Advanced
Research. The institute is trying to catapult Canada into
the lead in the fiercely competitive international computer industry. The institute's specific interest is artificial
intellence and robotics — in other words, the information
to make decisions and the ability to carry out actions
based on those decisions.
Other groups of scientists are located at McGill University and the University of Toronto.
UBC's team is a varied one. Besides Dr. Woodham,
there are Drs. Raymond Reiter (the team co-ordinator),
Alan Mackworth and William Havens, all computer science professors, and Drs. Anne Treisman and Daniel
Kahneman, psychology professors.
Lifestyle Referral Project
UBC's Lifestyle Referral Project, operated by the University's School of Physical Education and Recreation, is a
computerized data base of more than 500 Lower Mainland agencies and programs. There are services for
weight control, nutrition counselling, smoking cessation,
stress management, alcohol control, accident prevention,
fitness, yoga and others. ■
— Terry Lavender
is little danger that theoretical
research will be pre-empted at universities by practical research.
"Sure. You can't tell professors
what to do. All you can do is say this
kind of money is available. If some
professor says, 'You know, I just don't
choose to do contractual research for
industry,' that's fine. No one's forcing
them to do anything. You fertilize initiatives, you don't legislate them."
Haering, meanwhile, has benefited
from mission-oriented research
money and he says there is a great
need for the transfer of technology
from the universities to industry. "We
haven't been good at transferring
technology into industry. Too many
good things at this university merely
end with the publication of a paper.
"I believe UBC should foster a relationship with companies like Tech
Mining, companies that are willing to
take risks up front on interesting
Now that Moli Energy is on its way,
Haering is beginning to think of other
things. While there is still development work to do for the company, he
says he'll resume his other research at
UBC one of these days. What will his
subject be?
"Well, you know I still don't really
know what makes that battery tick." ■
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Chronicle/Winter 1984    13 Ladies
and Gentlemen...
The University Singers!
By Terry Lavender
//rr-ihe best-kept secret around UBC" is
JL how David McLean, chairman of the
UBC board of governors, once described the
University Singers. And the music department choir certainly lives up to the billing.
The Singers have won two CBC
mixed adult choir competitions in the
last five years — including the 1984
competition, and have come second,
unofficially, in the British Broadcasting Corporation's "Let the People
Sing" international competition. They
regularly tour British Columbia, performing in small communities
throughout the province, they did a
tour of Ontario and Quebec last year,
and next year they hope to sing in sev
eral German cities. Many members of
the choir go on to the Vancouver
Chamber Choir, Vancouver Cantata
Singers or to a career as singers outside Vancouver.
Yet they receive less publicity than
even the worst of the Thunderbird
sports teams.
Choir director James Fankhauser is
trying to change that. Fankhauser, a
professor of music at UBC and also
director   of   the   Vancouver   Cantata
Singers, feels the University Singers
can help raise the University's profile
and promote good feeling towards
UBC by performing more in the community.
"The University Singers are one of
the few things the University can offer
the community. We can't traipse the
sociology students out and do a mass
sociology reading, but we can send
the Singers out into the community."
The Singers have gone out into the
community in the past — in a series of
concert tours of the Interior and Vancouver Island co-sponsored by the
music department and the UBC
Alumni Association. Thousands of
B.C. residents took the opportunity to
attend those concerts in the late 1970s
and early 1980s, and information on
the University was available at the
However, Fankhauser says there is
an opportunity for the Singers to
expand their audience, and enhance
the University's reputation. He adds
that "all campus performing groups of
any size should do this sort of thing."
He envisions the Singers performing at fundraising dinners off-campus,
but says the choir does not have the
time right now.
"We'd like to do more, but all our
energy goes into our own money-raising activity right now."
The 39-member choir (the number
varies between 35 and 45, usually
depending on the number of tenors
available, Fankhauser says with a
smile), is raising money for a planned
tour of Europe next year. The $1,000
prize from the CBC competition will
help pay for the trip, which is scheduled to take place after spring exams.
The choir will perform mainly in Germany, with perhaps some engagements in adjoining areas of France and
Austria. Invitations to perform have
already been received from Munich
and Stuttgart, and Fankhauser expects
the choir to perform in several university cities in Germany.
"They take their choral singing very
seriously over there."
Fankhauser looks forward to the
chance to perform in some of the
European churches — where acoustics
are generally better than in Canada.
"The students could hear what
music really should sound like."
He says the tour of Ontario and
Quebec (an exchange with the University of Western Ontario music faculty)
exposed the choir members to an
older, more established music department, "which helped raise our
rehearsal energy level here." The
European tour would have a similar
effect, Fankhauser believes.
One way of raising funds for the
European tour is through a Christmas
14    Chronicle/Winter 1984 dinner, scheduled for Hycroft House,
on December 8. At the dinner, members of the choir will serve the meal,
as well as sing for the dinner guests.
There were 100 guests at last year's
successful dinner. Tickets for the dinner are $100 a plate, and information is
available by calling the UBC Music
Department, 228-3113.
The UBC music department — and
the University Singers — are relatively
young. The department celebrates its
25th anniversary this year, while the
University Singers were not formed
until the 1960s, when they were split
from the larger University Choral
Union. The University Singers did not
begin touring until 1978.
The University Singers are but one
of several ensembles sponsored by the
music department. The others include
the University Choral Union, University Chamber Singers, University
Symphony Orchestra, University
Wind Symphony, University Opera
Workshop and Theatre, the Contemporary Players, the Stage Band, and
the department's Collegium Musicum
All music students are required to
participate in the large and small
ensembles — either choral or instrumental — sponsored by the music
department. Participation in each
ensemble counts as the equivalent of a
course (the University Singers, for
example, are listed in the 1984-85 UBC
Calender as Music 153, a one credit
course requiring four hours of workshop each week in both terms).
There is consequently no shortage
of talent for the Singers, but with the
year to year turnover among students,
Fankhauser says the University Singers lack stability. "If we had a more
stable group, we could build a lot better."
But that is a minor complaint. With
a third album recently released (all
three are available through the department at $10 each), a more active role in
the community, and the BBC competition and European tours coming up,
the University Singers are looking forward to a future when UBC's best-
kept secret will no longer be a secret.
Several UBC ensembles will participate in a gala concert at the Orpheum
in Vancouver on March 1, 1985, celebrating the music department's 25th
birthday. Soloists at the concert will
include pianist Robert Silverman and
mezzosoprano Judith Forst. Revenue
from the concert will help establish a
Twenty-fifth Anniversary Scholarship
Fund. People who donate $25 or more
to the fund will receive complimentary preferred seating at the concert
and other benefits, says Dr. William
Benjamin, head of the music department. Contact Dr. Benjamin at 228-
2079 for further details. ■
Calling "Untidies"
By Peter C. Newman
Inevitably, we were known as "untidies" — but even if the
regulars (we called them "pusser types") made fun of us,
being a member of the University Naval Training Division in
the 1950s and '60s was a rare experience.
Most of the week we were ordinary campus cats, trying our
best to baffle the professors who marked our essays, but one
night a week, like Superman in his phone booth, we would
change into our uniforms (then a dignified navy blue) to attend
drill at the nearest naval reserve division.
In those days, the Royal Canadian Navy still had ships with
boilers that worked, and those of us who shared a sense of
adventure with the sea found the training relatively painless and
even exhilarating. (How else could you get to Bermuda or Hawaii
on a three-week sea excursion and get paid for it?) Yes, the summers were best, because that was when we took off for either
Halifax or Victoria to earn our sea time.
What we learned had little to do with war, consisting mainly of
navigation, early morning calisthenics, morse code, more calisthenics, semaphore, how to march without tripping over your
own feet, and even more relentless arm-waving and "character-
building" pushups.
It all came under the heading of trying to make the grade so
that at the end of four years, along with our degrees, we could be
commissioned as Sub-Lieutenants in the RCN (Reserve). A few
joined the real Navy; most of us marched off into full-time civilian occupations. To earn our commissions, we first had to pass
a somberly-conducted "selection board". For some reason which
annoyed me then and annoys me a lot more now, the standard
method for finding out whether each aspiring young officer kept
up with current events was to inquire whether he regularly read
Time magazine. Hardly an ideal test for swearing loyalty (presumably unto death) to the preservation of Canadian nationhood
— but I know of only one cadet who beat the system. Robert
Perry (later managing editor of The Financial Post and at the time
the young stringer for Time in Winnipeg), upon being asked the
same old question, drew himself ramrod stiff and replied: "Sir, in
Winnipeg; I am Time magazine." He not only made the grade but
was given command of a training ship one summer in the Great
Lakes tour.
Well, those days are long gone (as is the Royal Canadian Navy)
but in the summer of 1985, as part of the 75th Anniversary celebrations of the Navy's founding, the UNTD is planning regional
get-togethers in Toronto, Montreal and Winnipeg, as well as
national reunions in Esquimalt and Halifax.
To plan these events — which will include tours of ships,
splendid mess dinners with distinguished guest speakers plus
formal briefings and informal yarns — we are trying to contact
former members of the UNTD. Preliminary mailings have gone
out — but so many addresses have changed so often that we're
not getting individual invitations to enough people.
If you were a member of the UNTD (and there are 6,000 of us)
and if you're interested in attending one of the 1985 reunions
(with or without your wife or current lady), please write to: The
Maritime Command Museum, Admiralty House, CFB Halifax,
NS, B3K 2X0.
(Peter C. Newman, is the former editor of Macleans and author of
several books, including The Canadian Establishment and The
Acquisitors. He is a member of the UNTD reunion committee and a
commander in the Naval Reserve, besides being a former UNTD member.) m
Chronicle/Winter 1984    15 Intrepid Alumni Team
in Arts'20 Relay
Members ofthe alumni team entered in the October 18,1984 running ofthe Arts '20 Relay Race pose with some ofthe runners
from years gone by. The weather was perfect for this year's race, which retraces the original route ofthe 1922 Great Trek.
These Grads
are Really Cooking
Two UBC graduates have published two
very different cookbooks recently: Good
Food, Good Friends, by Carol Cooper,
MSW'70, and Huguette Khan, celebrates
co-operative dinner parties and includes
some rich and exotic recipes, while the New
Canadian High Energy Diet by Sandra
Cohen-Rose, BHE'58, is a book of diet
recipes emphasizing bread and potatoes.
Montreal freelance writer Sonya Ward
takes a look at Sandra Cohen-Rose and her
theories of nutrition, while Chronicle
Assistant Editor Terry Lavender samples
the wares in Good Food, Good Friends.
Moules setoises, stuffed with spicy pork
filling and sauced with herbs and tomatoes
flavored with aioli, the garlic-rich
mayonnaise from the south of France.
Ambrosia, maybe, to those who dine
out, but anathema to dietician-nutritionist
Sandra Cohen-Rose, BHE'58, and her
cardiologist husband Colin Penfield
Sandra runs a private nutrition clinic
from her townhouse in Montreal.
"My way of dieting is geared especially
to the intelligent executive," she says. She
has recently written a book, The New
Canadian High Energy Diet, in which whole
grain breads and the humble potato take
centre stage.
In this nutritionist's special domain,
vegetables are treated with tenderness.
They are gently parboiled, crisply served
with a little butter. Her bread is homemade from whole grains of all kinds; her
meat is lean and carefully selected from a
favorite butcher; her chickens grain fed,
and her fruit fresh, scarcely off the tree.
This no-nonsense dietician has heard
every diet misconception in the book. She
finds, for example, that some people
believe that a steak is a good thing to eat
when dieting.
Wrong. "Steaks are extremely high in
calories and high in fat. Bread and potatoes
are always pushed aside by dieters, yet
those foods are low in calories and filling to
Sandra counsels her clients on basic
nutritional rules, and teaches them that it
is possible to eat all the things they love,
providing they eat less of them.
Contrary to popular opinion, it's easier
to diet in a restaurant than at home,
because of the wide choice of foods
available, says the nutritionist.
A copy of the Roses' diet book ($22.50)
includes everything you need to know
about nutrients, complex carbohydrates,
calories, etc. The book contains three basic
diet plans: the Bread Lovers' Diet Plan, the
Incurable Meat Lovers' Diet Plan and the
Super Bread Lovers' Diet Plan. There are
also diets for children and pregnant
In Good Food, Good Friends, (Penguin,
$12.95), UBC grad Carol Cooper, MSW'70,
and Huguette Khan have provided a
valuable aid for people interested in
organizing a co-operative dinner party.
Such parties can be a pain. Sure, it's fun
to have everybody bring a separate dish for
a dinner, but it is also hard work coordinating a menu and making sure that
everybody does their fair share of the
work. And last minute preparations have
all the potential for comic-tragedy as three
or four people crowd into the kitchen, all
frantically reaching for the salt, or trying to
change the oven setting because their
souffle needs baking, never mind if your
crab meat-stuffed mushroom caps have to
be broiled.
But it's Cooper and Khan, two dinner
club enthusiasts from Mississauga, Ont., to
the rescue, with a well-organized,
comprehensive guide to the increasingly
popular world of dinner clubs.
The dinner club is a simple idea: a group
of people get together regularly for a
dinner where each guest or couple is
responsible for a different part of the meal.
The person hosting the meal makes the
main course and organizes the affair, while
other people bring dessert, hors d'oeuvres,
and side dishes.
Each recipe in Good Foods, Good Friends is
in two parts — what can be prepared
ahead of time, and what has to be prepared
at the scene of the dinner party. There is a
time and temperature chart at the end of
each menu, which tells you when to put
each dish in the oven or on top of the
stove, and at what temperature.
The only problem with the book is the
absence of suggestions for a wine or other
beverage to be served with each meal. As
the authors note in the introduction, the
menus can also be used to prepare a
complete dinner party yourself, if you're
not keen on co-operatives.■
16    Chronicle/Wmfer 1984 Memorial Scholarships
A fund has been set up in honor of
Dorothy Blakey Smith, BA'21, MA'22,
DLitt'78, (MA, Toronto, PhD, London), who died on December 10, 1983.
The money collected will be used to
endow a prize to be awarded to an
archives student at the University of
British Columbia.
Friends who wish to send donations
may send them to the University of
British Columbia, care of Byron
Hender, Awards Office, University of
British Columbia, GSAB Room 50,
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5. Please add
a note that the donation is towards the
Dorothy Blakey Smith Fund.
Funds have been raised in Canada
by friends, colleagues and former students of Professor Robert McKenzie,
BA'37, to establish an annual award in
his memory at the London School of
Economics for a candidate for a Master's or research degree. Applicants
should have a first degree from a
Canadian university.
The value of the award will be
$3,000 (Canadian) and may be held
concurrently with others, providing
that the total awarded for fees and
maintenance, including the Robert
McKenzie Canadian Scholarship, does
not exceed 7,000 pounds in 1985-86.
Application should be made to The
Scholarships Officer, London School
of Economics, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE. Closing date for
receipt of applications for the year
1985-86 is March 1, 1985.
Alumni Rise to
the $334,000 Challenge
By Pat Pinder
In September we announced our
goal of $334,000 for our scholarship
and bursary endowment fund. We
asked for your generous support
because every dollar you give now for
this purpose generates two more dollars. The Vancouver Foundation and
the University have both agreed to
match, dollar for dollar, each donation
to this fund, up to $333,000.
UBC alumni and friends are rising
to this challenge. The number of contributions to this fund is up 27 percent
over this time last year, while the
amount contributed is up 39 percent.
We still have a long way to go —
$160,632! But if you who have not yet
responded will now match in speed
and generosity those who have, we
will make it. And when we do make
it, this will be the most significant victory in the history of our Alumni
Please Welcome B.C.'s
Newest Management
The Society of Management
Accountants congratulates U.B.C.
Graduates who you'll soon be seeing
on decision-making teams and in the
boardrooms of business, government
and industry.
These U.B.C. Graduates earned
their R.I.A. designation
during 1984. With
their broad organizational knowledge
and specialized financial abilities,
they're a welcome addition to the
business community.
Please join us in welcoming them
as B.C.'s newest Management
Graduates not pictured are: Jeanette
Keays, B.Sc, R.I.A.,
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Immersion in France
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are free to enjoy faculty-conducted
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Our low rate includes scheduled return
flights to Paris, university residence
accommodation, most meals, tuition,
group transfers from Paris!
Departures on June 30, July 29 and
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Inclusive prices from
Toronto, Montreal $1995.00
Edmonton, Calgary $2248.00
Vancouver $2298.00
Special add-on rates from other major
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Other language programs offered:
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Reunions: 1985 is the year for reunions for the classes of 1925, 30, 35, 40,
45 and 1950. It's time for the 25-year
reunion for the class of 1960 and 10-
year reunion for the class of 1975.
Anyone interested in helping should
contact the Alumni Association.
There's no need to hold an entire class
reunion — how about just your particular faculty? Talk to us for help with
any arrangements.
Divisions: Welcome two new divisions, Family and Nutritional Sciences. Anyone interested in helping
with these divisions should contact
the Alumni Association.
The Medicine Division has now
been formally constituted.
Mark January 31, 1985 in your calendar if you're interested in holding divisional or other special events. A spaghetti dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m.
at Cecil Green Park that day for those
interested in the "how to" of special
events, including such details as
budget, preparation and making a
profit for operating expenses. Contact
Liz Owen or Pat Pinder at the Alumni
Association for further details.
Branches: Thank you to those people
who said that they would like to help
with the organization of branches.
Anyone else interested? We will be
contacting those who have replied
shortly. If anyone is interested in a
branch for their particular faculty, we
may have a division to support you.
Phonathons: Rehab Medicine, February 18; Social Work, March 4; Commerce, March 18,19, 20, 1985.
A big thank you to all our volunteers for their efforts during 1984. We
look forward to working with you
again in 1985. It's been fun getting to
know so many new alums.
— Liz Owen
Briefing for the Real World
Several campus groups will participate in a series of seminars on
employment, money and business
skills for graduating students from
January 23 to 25, 1985. Among the
proposed participants are the Alma
Mater Society, the Alumni Association, Student Counselling, the Women
Students Office and the Canada
Employment Centre on campus.
Planned seminar titles include: per
sonal goals and career planning, writing a resume, job search techniques,
interview skills — how to sell yourself, talks on job opportunities in various fields, developing your own business, job demand in the 1990s, how to
deal with rejection, paying back a student loan, working in an office — how
to deal with people, women in the
labor force, volunteer work, is it worth
moving to find a job, and several others.
For further information, call the
Alma Mater Society at (604) 228-2901.
Alumni Awards
Each year the Alumni Association's
awards committee seeks candidates
for its three major awards:
The Alumni Award of Distinction
goes to UBC graduates who have distinguished themselves in their chosen
careers. The Honorary Life Membership in the Association goes to a non-
UBC graduate who has achieved
national recognition in her or his field.
The Blythe Eagles Volunteer of the
Year Award goes to someone who has
contributed extraordinary time and
energy to the Alumni Association.
If you would like to nominate anyone for the above awards, please write
to Peter Jones, Executive Director, at
Cecil Green Park, including as much
information as possible on your nominee.
Be sure to include your full name,
address and phone number.
Call For Nominations
The Spring 1985 edition of the
Chronicle will contain ballots for elections to the Alumni Association's
Board of Management.
Graduates will elect a vice-president
and a treasurer for one-year terms and
six members-at-large to the Board of
Management for two-year terms. The
vice-president automatically becomes
president in the following year.
All UBC graduates are eligible for
these positions. To be nominated, you
must send your name, address and
year of graduation, along with a brief
statement of your willingness to run
and the signatures of five nominators
who are also graduates of the University.
This information should reach Cecil
Green Park by January 31, 1985.
Executive Director m
18   Chronicle/Winter 1984 ___fl_____h_ V-V
"I have been planning for years to write a
short note to the UBC Alumni Chronicle but
somehow lethargy intervenes", writes
Harold Offord, BA'24, MA'25, from his
home in Berkeley, California. He says there
used to be an active UBC group in the Bay
area. The Chronicle would love to hear from
any other grads in that area!
Robert F. Osborne, BA'33, BEd'48, the first
director of UBC's School of Physical
Education and Recreation, received a "lust
Desserts" award from UBC's Physical
Education Undergraduate Society on
October 17, 1984. Other winners in the first
annual awards ceremony, hosted by the
Alumni Association and billed as "an
opportunity for (UBC) constituencies to
thank a few of the people who have
supported them", included Bruce Larkin,
BSc(Agr)'80, Colin C. Gourlay, BCom'47,
John Diggens, BSc'68, DMD'72, Bill
Richardson, BASc'83, John G. Worrall,
BSF'63, Jan Peskett, BHE'65, Terry H.
Brown, BSP'49, and Joanne Stan, BSR'70,
MEd'81, who received the awards from
their respective student undergraduate
Just because W. H. (Bill) Barton, BA'40,
LLD (Mount Allison), retired as Canada's
ambassador to the United Nations in 1980,
doesn't mean he has stopped working.
He's been involved in a number of UN-
related activities since then, and was
recently appointed chairman of the board
of directors of the newly-created Canadian
Institute for International Peace and
Security. . . . After 24 years, Dr. Cal
Chambers, BA'49, has left St. Paul's
Reformed Episcopal Church in New
Westminster to serve the Capital View
Community Church in Ottawa. . . . The
Agriculture class of 1949 celebrated their
35th reunion in Victoria recently. Among
the 44 people attending the event were
Don Weatherill, Bus Elsey, Fred Larson
and Art Woodland, who recently retired
from duties with the United Nations Food
and Agriculture Organization in the
Philipines. Don Fisher has been largely
responsible for keeping the class reunions
going year after year.
Oliver Howard, BA'50, is the author of
Godships, a book celebrating 100 years of
United Church mission boats on the West
Coast. . . . Anna Cecile Scantland Lund,
BA'55, has received her MA from
California State University. She's the
author of two books, a novel about the
treatment of Japanese in Canada during
the Second World War, and a treatise on
universal suffrage in Canada. . . . Winner
of a Common Wealth Award of
Distinguished Service in Science and
Invention is Dr. Robert P. Langlands,
BA'57, MA'58, PhD (Yale), of the Institute
of Advanced Study in Princeton. He
received the award for his achievements
and contributions in the development of
mathematics, specifically number theory
and group representations. . . . Eleanor E.
(Higham) Leeson, BSc'59, is a chemistry
supervisor at Dominican Hospital in Santa
Cruz, California. She recently attended a
health care conference in the Soviet Union.
June M. Whaun, MD'60, is a research
hematologist with the Walter Reed Army
Institute in Washington, D.C. . . . David
G. Butler, MSc'61, a professor of zoology at
the University of Toronto, has been elected
a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. . . .
Peter L. Eggleton, BASc (Mech)'61, is
science and technology counsellor at
Canada's embassy in Japan. . . . Former
UBC mechanical engineering professor
Bob McKechnie, BASc'62, is now pursuing
interests in consulting and cottage
brewing. . . . Brian R. Leslie, BASc'64, has
been elected vice-president and general
manager of Ingersoll Steel. He has been
with the company since 1979. ... A third
book of hockey cartoons, Hockey is a Funny
Game, Book III, by Merv Magus, BEd'64,
the cartoonist for the Canucks Magazine,
has been published. The $3.95 book is sold
by the Canucks souvenir shop and is
nationally distributed. . . . E.T. "Ned"
Easton, BCom'67, and his wife Anne
(Gibson) Easton, BEd'67, own and operate
a meat, fish and delicatessen store in
Esquimalt. They have two children. . . .
Peter T. Spelliscy, BCom'67, is the new
vice president, human resources and
communications, for Suncor Inc. . . . John
Barratt, BCom'68, and Jennifer Barratt,
BEd'70, are living in Mississauga, Ont.,
with their two sons, Jeffrey and lordan.
John Barratt is senior vice-president,
Continental Bank of Canada, and Jennifer
has returned to part-time teaching. . . .
Chronicle Editorial Committee member
Peter Jones, BA'69, formerly account
supervisor with Simons Advertising Ltd.,
is now client services manager for the
public relations firm of Burson-Marsteller.
. . . Margaret J. (Cotton) Little, BA'69, is
taking a computer technology course at
Kwantlen College. . . . There's a new book
out by Stan Persky, BA'69, MA'72, author
of Son ofSocred, Bennett II, and other
political writings. His latest work is
America, The Last Domino: U.S. Foreign Policy
in Central America Under Reagan.
Arthur Meads, BA'71, is head of the
Alberta College of Art in Calgary. . . .
Geoffrey J.W. Thomas, BA'71 (LLB,
Wales), is president of Big Brothers of
Salmon Arms and president of the Salmon
Arm Food Bank Society. . . . Alan M.
Cartwright, BA'72, is teaching in Norman
Wells in the Northwest Territories. . . . Eva
(Hitchen) Derton, BSc'72, married Dave
Derton on September 4, 1984, and moved
to Mission, B.C. She's a lab technician at
Simon Fraser University. . . . After 15 years
at B.C. community colleges, David
Harrison, MED'72, PhD (Arizona), has
joined the national office of the Certified
General Accountants Association, where
he'll work on professional curriculum and
examinations. . . . 1984 is the year for
books about George Orwell, including
Orwell: The Road to Airstrip One by UBC
political scientist Ian Slater, BA'72, MA'73,
PhD'77. Actual publication date is lanuary,
1985. . . . After a two year teaching contract
in Brisbane, Australia, Sharon Siddall,
BEd'73, is now a teacher of the learning
handicapped in Antioch, California. . . .
Joanne Daly, BPE'74, is back with the
Vancouver School Board after teaching in
Nigeria from 1980 to 1982 and Greece from
1982 to 1983 Ernest Ingles, MLS'74,
has been appointed university librarian at
the University of Regina. He was formerly
chief executive officer of the Canadian
Institute for Historical Microreproduction.
. . . Steve Wong, BSc(Agr)'74, is a
horticulture instructor and department
head at Cariboo College in Kamloops. . . .
An appointment as vice-president of client
services for B.C. Systems Corp. in Victoria
in June, 1984 "topped off a great year" for
Nancy Greer, MA'75, Dip-Ed'77. Another
highlight of the year was the birth of a son,
Christopher Adam, in August, 1983. . . .
David M. Bodnar, BPE'76, MPE'80, is
manager for sport development at Sport
B.C., after serving as a coach with the
Canadian national ski team. . . . Rick
Longton, BASc'76, recently received his
MBA from the Owen School of
Management at Vanderbilt University in
Nashville. . . . Patrick T. Buchannon,
BA'77, is in his fifth year as co-ordinator of
residence programs with Student Housing
at UBC. He is active as vice-president of
the Association of Administrative and
Professional Staff on campus and president
of the Association of College and
University Housing Officers, Northwest
Region. . . . "Singapore Report" is what
Trish Goold, BSR'76, and her husband call
the newsletter they send to friends and
acquaintances from their home in
Chronicle/Winter 1984    19 Singapore. According to Volume 1, No. 3,
Trish, an occupational therapist, is
expecting their first child in January. . . .
Barbara Graves, BEd'76, married Barton
Shoemaker on August 25, 1984. She
teaches phys ed at South Delta Senior
Secondary. . . . Alan Guilbault, BASc
(Electrical)'76, and Pam Taylor, BEd'83,
have tied the knot. . . . Writers need to be
optimists, so it isn't surprising that A.
Delany Walker, MFA'76, is working on her
fourth novel after failing to sell her first
three. When she isn't writing, she's
teaching at the women's college at King
Saud University in Saudi Arabia. . . . Dave
Cocking, BA'77, BLA'83, has formed his
own landscape consulting firm in
Vancouver. . . . Patricia Emery, BSN'77, is
treasurer of the North Peace Community
Resources Society and chairman of the Fort
St. John child development centre. . . .
Leanna Marie (Wawryk) Garner, BEd'77,
was married in December of 1983. . . . John
Hannah, MEd'77, has retired from
teaching in Vernon, and now lives in West
Vancouver, where he enjoys being by the
sea again. . . . David W. Craig, BASc'78, is
working on his PhD at Carleton University
in Ottawa. . . . After marrying Monica
Fedosiewicz on August 3, 1984, Lyle
Grauer, BSc'78, is developing medical
software for Burroughs Canada in
Winnipeg. . . . Susan Kennedy, BA'78, and
Robert J. Macdonald, BCom'80, were
married recently. . . . Kenneth A.
Stephens, BA'78, LLB'82, recently opened
a law practice in downtown Vancouver. He
says he has "an appetite for corporate,
commercial and real property law". . . . Jill
Tomasson, BA'78, marries David Goodwin
in Toronto on December 8,1984. Both are
working on their PhD dissertations in
English at the University of Toronto. . . .
Lewis J. Bartlett, MD'79, is practising
radiology in Abbotsford. . . . Paul Clegg,
BCom'79, has been appointed supervisor,
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grain sales and services, for CP. Rail
System Grain Office in Regina. . . . Sheep
and dairy cattle geneticist Anne
McClelland, BSc (Agr)'79, MSc (Guelph) is
working for Agriculture Canada in New
Zealand, where she's also doing her PhD.
Shelley Globman, BA'80, married Martin
Osipov, a University of Saskatchewan
commerce graduate, on September 2, 1984.
. . . Brian Henry, DMD'80, BSc (Alberta),
MS (Maryland), took time out from getting
all his degrees to marry Dr. Christine
Collison on February 4, 1984 in Baltimore,
Maryland P. S. McCarter, BSc'80, is a
3rd Officer on Canadian Coast Guard
ships. A resident of St. John's,
Newfoundland, he recently completed a
two month trip to the Canadian arctic. . . .
Dawn Oliver, BEd'80, married Jay Hope in
North Vancouver on September 8, 1984.
. . . Craig Smith, BPE'80, is teaching at the
Coast Mountain Outdoor School in
Pemberton. He spent 1983-84 teaching in
northern Saskatchewan. . . . After two
years on staff for Youth For Christ, Robert
Craigen, BSc'81, married Karen Bell,
BEd'81. She teaches junior secondary
school in Williams Lake, B.C. . . . Margot
Aileen Anderson, BSc'81, and David L.
Dyble, BSc(Agr)'2, were married on
September 10,1983. . . . Thomas Edward
Ewing, PhD'81, married Linda Son in Las
Vegas, New Mexico, recently. He's a
research associate, bureau of economic
geology, at the University of Texas at
Austin. . . . Jerry Nanos, DMD'81, has
returned home to Victoria to open a new
dental office. His daughter, Christy Laurel,
was born on March 9, 1984. . . . Doris E.
Redline, BEd'81, has just returned from "a
great year" of teaching English at Peking
University in China. . . . The Whiz Kids is
the fourth computer book written by Geof
Wheelwright, BA'81. The London,
England  resident is keeping busy, with
commissions for three more books, his
own publishing company, and freelance
journalism. . . . "I'm leaving for a healthier
economic climate, Japan, to live and teach
for two years and maybe longer," is how
Bernice Gray, BA'82, described her recent
departure from Vancouver. . . . Tony
Fogarassy, BSc'83, may live in Calgary, but
his mind is probably on Nova Scotia. He's
a geologist for Shell Canada Resources
Ltd.'s frontier exploration, Nova Scotia
district Preet Gill, BSF'83, and
Suzanne Hawkes, BSc(Agr)'84, were
married October 6 in Maple Ridge. They've
moved to Whistler where Preet is caretaker
of the UBC Whistler Cabin. . . . Naomi
Pauls, BA'83, is "back home!" as a
museum technician for the Chilliwack
Museum and Historical Society, after a
year at the Alberni Valley Museum in Port
Alberni. . . . Joan (Buchanan) Woods,
BFA'83 and Laurence T. Woods, BA'83,
MA (Queens), live in Vernon, B.C. where
Joan teaches high school. . . . UBC Alma
Mater Society President Margaret
Copping, BA'84, has been awarded the
Sherwood Lett Memorial Scholarship,
worth $3,500. The scholarship is given to a
UBC student who most fully displays the
all-round qualities exemplified by the late
Chief Justice.
20   Chronicle/Winter 1984 Don B. Allen, BASc'67, and Nancy Allen,
a daughter, Jessica Christine, July 19, 1984.
. . . Eckart Adam, BA'75, and Gloria
Adam, a son, Greg, May 31, 1984, a brother
for Derek. . . . Thomas Baumeister, BSc'79,
DMD'83, and Brenda (Hobbs) Baumeister,
BSN'80, a daughter, Mia Biehler Nicola,
May 15, 1984 in Terrace. . . . Anne
(Chamberlain) Epp, BEd'77, and Ronald
Epp, BCom'79, a daughter, Krishna Lynn,
October 11, 1984. . . . Barbara (Verchere)
Estey, BSN'76, and Ronald Estey, BSc'66, a
son, Anthony, August 27, 1984 in
Vancouver. . . . Donald Furnell, MSc'2,
and Susan Yates, MLS'83, a daughter,
Rebecca Mollie Rose, September, 1983, on
Gabriola Island. . . . Richard Grainger,
BASc'81, and Anne (Ratcliffe) Grainger,
BEd'84, a son, Thomas Harold, October 1,
1984 in Campbell River. . . . Sean Hogan,
BA'69, LLB'72, and Becky (Friesen)
Hogan, BA'71, a son, Liam Michael,
February 16, 1984, a brother for Cara, Keely
and Shea Alan Hobkirk, BA'74,
LLB'79, BA (Oxon), and Susan Hobkirk,
BSW'77, a son, Michael Donald, July 8,
1984 Don Johnson, BA'73, LLB'77 and
Judi (Bonthoux) Johnson, BEd'73, a son,
Graham Brent, June 9, 1984 in Kelowna.
. . . Mitch McCormick, LLB'70, and Consti
(Phillips) McCormick, BSW'78, a
daughter, Natalie Cheyenne, June 29, 1984.
. . . Alice B. Gilbert Millar, BHE'78, and
Daniel J. Millar, BSc'78, a son, Adam
Thomas, September 4, 1984, a brother for
Jamieson. . . . Anne (Raie) Moody, BA'74,
MSc'78, and Robert Moody, BSc'75,
MSc'78, a daughter, Elisabeth Rose,
September 29, 1984. . . . Jeanette Owen,
BEd'71, and George Owen, a daughter,
Jennifer Nicole, August 13, 1984. . . .
Harold Quesnel, MSc'80, and Sonya
(Freitag) Quesnel, BSc(Agr)'79, a son, Paul
Michael, July 4, 1984 Elizabeth
(WeUburn) Reichenback, BEd'76, and
Gerald Reichenback, BSF'79, a daughter,
Caroline Hilda Margaret Marie.
UBC in Parliament
Among the 282 men and women elected
to the House of Commons in the
September 4 federal election were eight
UBC graduates: Pat Carney, BA'60, MA'77
(PC — Vancouver Centre); John Fraser,
LLB'54 (PC — Vancouver South); Walter
McLean, BA'57 (PC — Waterloo); Jim
Manly, BA'54, MA'76 (NDP — Cowichan-
Malahat-Islands); Nelson Riis, BEd'67,
MA'70 (NDP — Kamloops-Shuswap);
Svend Robinson, LLB'76 (NDP —
Burnaby); Ray Skelly, BA'67 (NDP —
Comox-Powell River); and John Turner,
BA'49 (Lib — Vancouver Quadra).
Carney, Fraser and McLean have been
appointed members of the Progressive
Conservative cabinet, Carney as Minister of
Energy, Fraser as Fisheries Minister and
McLean as Secretary of State. Turner is
official leader of the opposition.
Five former alumni MPs will not be back
in the new parliament: Roy McLaren,
BA'55, a Liberal cabinet minister, was
defeated in his bid to retain his riding of
Etobicoke North; Mark Rose, BSA'47,
resigned his Mission-Port Moody seat in
1983 to successfully run for the NDP in the
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Chronicle/Winter 1984    21 provincial election; and Progressive
Conservatives Ron Huntington, BSA'46
(Capilano); Don Munro, BA'38 (Esquimalt-
Saanich) and Doug Neil, LLB'50 (Moose
Jaw) decided not to run again for office.
Though John Turner may no longer be
Prime Minister of Canada, there still is a
UBC graduate who can call himself Prime
Minister: James Fitz-Allen Mitchell,
BSA'55, prime minister and minister of
finance and foreign affairs for the
Caribbean nation of Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines. Mitchell founded his New
Democratic Party in 1975, and in elections
on July 25, 1984, it won 9 out of 13 seats.
A member of parliament since 1966 and a
former cabinet minister and member of the
Cato St. Vincent Labour Party, he served as
prime minister once before, between 1972
and 1974 when the country was ruled by a
coalition government.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines lies in
the eastern Caribbean and is almost totally
reliant on its banana crop. About 110,000
people live on the 150-square mile island.
Mitchell is married to a Canadian,
Patricia Parker, from Toronto. They have
three daughters. He last visited UBC in
1981, when he paid a courtesy call on his
old microbiology professor, Dr. David
In Memoriam
Charles B. Archibald, BASc'41, February
11, 1984.
John Mervyn Boucher, LLB'50, September
7, 1984. The former mayor of Sechelt, B.C.
(1979-80), he was very active in that
community until his death. He is survived
by his wife Mardi, sisters Olive Baker of
Parksville and Phyllis Fleming of Seattle
and brother Stuart of Delta.
Cameron Gorrie, BA'36, August 7, 1984.
Kingsley F. Harris, BCom'47, BSF'48,
September 28, 1984. He served in the
RCAF in the Second World War, and was
later active in B.C.'s forest industry until
his retirement in 1969. He was an active
volunteer with the UBC Alumni
Association from 1959 to 1961 and the
Canadian Institute of Forestry. He is
survived by his wife Juanita and five
Syad M. Hosein, BA'59, MEd (Toronto),
April 19, 1984. He was on the staff of
Hillside Secondary School in North
Vancouver at the time of his death. He is
survived by his wife Lois, son Sean and
daughter Erin of North Vancouver, and
sister Khairoon of Trinidad. A memorial
scholarship fund has been established by
family and friends and is being
administered by the North Vancouver
Lions Club.
Katherine McKay, BEd-E'62, September
Bruce Edward Neighbor, BSF'50,
September 16, 1984.
Laurie J. Nicholson, BA'33, BASc'34, 1984.
Agnes Alexandra (Jardine) Osborne,
BA'24, September 29, 1984 in Quebec City.
After a short teaching career she married
Freleigh Fitz Osborne, BASc'24, MASc'25,
PhD (Yale), FRSC, who survives her. She is
also survived by a son, Dr. Freleigh Jardine
Fitz Osborne, and a grandson, Donald,
both of Beaconsfield, Quebec.
Eugene B. Patterson, BSA'50, MS, PhD
(Washington State), August 10, 1984 in
Helsinki, Finland. He was a research
nutritionist with Swift and Company, from
1955 to 1957, after which he worked for
Pfizer, for whom he worked until his
death, for the past 15 years as associate
director, agricultural research and
development. He belonged to many
organizations, including the American
Association for the Advancement of
Science and the Animal Health Institute.
He is survived by his wife Joyce, their
daughters Kimberly Roy, Cynthia
Patterson and Diana Patterson and by his
mother, Helen Simmonds. Memorial
donations may be made to the UBC
Alumni Scholarship Fund.
Frank Seldon Perdue, BA'33, April 23,
1983. President of the general insurance
company, Frank S. Perdue and Co. Ltd.,
he is survived by his wife Olive, and
daughter Jacqueline Walker.
Elen L. Podwin, BEd'65, April 22, 1984.
Eva Jean Rollston, BA'19, May 28, 1984.
Graham D. Trethewey, BASc'37, July 21,
1984 in Victoria.
Vernon Ansel Wiedrick, BA'33, BEd-E'52,
November 19, 1983. He was a vice-
principal at Point Grey Secondary School
for 11 years, and principal of Kitsilano
Secondary for 12 years. He is survived by
his wife Irene, three children and 10
Adrian Waring Wolfe-Milner, BASc'29,
June 1, 1984. ■
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22    Chronicle/Winter 1984 Woodland Indian Artist
Benjamin Chee Chee
Alumni Media is pleased to present 9 reproductions of works by the late Benjamin Chee Chee.
These are the only reproductions authorized by the artist's estate.
A mainly self-taught artist, Chee Chee was a prominent member of the second
generation of woodland Indian painters.
Unlike many of his contemporaries who employed direct and "primitive"
means, Chee Chee's work was influenced by modern abstraction. His style
reduced line and image in keeping with international modern art.
At the age of 32, at the height of his success, Chee Chee died tragically by suicide.
These reproductions are printed on high quality, textured stock and measure
A Friends
D Proud Male
B Swallows
C Good Morning
E Mother & Child
F Sun Bird
G Spring Flight
H Wait For Me
I Autumn Flight
Please send me the following Benjamin Chee Chee print reproductions at $23.95 each or $88.00 for any four, plus $4.95 for handling and shipping
(overseas: $7.50). Ontario residents please add 7% sales tax to combined cost of prints) plus shipping/handling.
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