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Burrard at 5th. Telephone 736-7381 ALUMNI UBC
Volume 37, Number 4, Winter 1983
High-tech helps disabled children by Ian McLatchie
Alumni Association news
A back-to-school primer by Terry Lavender
Advice for alumni who might be thinking of
taking the plunge again.
"i -Til    Alumni to elect new Chancellor
The office, the candidates, the pomp and
circumstance . . . and your role in the election.
Is UBC falling behind?
When it comes to research
funding cuts in animal
science, short-term gain may
result in long-term pain.
by Nancy Campbell
-4 M     Native lawyers a force for change by Gregory Strong
1 *f    Graduates from UBC's native law program are the
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Chronicle/ Winter 1983    3 Academic tenure
Dear Editor:
Re: Interview with Dr. K. George
Pedersen (Fall '83, p. 21)
Dr. Pedersen expressed major concerns with tenure as affected by Bill 3
and with the budget problem.
Academic tenure to protect academic freedom has long been unnecessary. Highly capable people who
have confidence in their abilities do
not need it and they know that they
do not need it. Academic freedom,
like any other freedom, cannot be
guaranteed by a rule. It can only be
preserved by a reasonably continuous
effort on whatever fronts are necessary.
Dr. Pedersen's comments on the
budgetary problems would sound better if he concentrated more on how to
continue to achieve excellence with
what is available. Many organizations
have   found   that   a   relatively   easv
method   of   improving   quality   is   to
shrink the organization a bit.
One wishes Dr. Pedersen great success at UBC, and one is confident that
a positive and realistic approach will
bring that success.
D. R. Crombie, BASc'61
Remembering Sedgewick
and crowded buses
Dear Editor:
You have a misprint on page 13,
Volume 37, number 3 — under Spotlight, 60s: "Reginald" should read
Reynold G. Orchard. He deserves to
have his name printed correctly after
his long, hard, tedious grind. After
having tried repeatedly without success to get into the UBC School of
Medicine, he tried all around the
world and was accepted in Antwerp,
where he had to study for seven years
in Dutch before getting his M.D.
As a 1943 graduate of UBC myself, I
enjoyed Alan Dawe's article Four Decades of Youth Gone By. As Sedgewick
himself would have said, "Yessee!"
He did indeed call students Cretin,
Moron, Imbecile, etc. But he also used
much more colorful epithets. He
called Tennyson's Queen of the May
"tubercular" (and then asked us
why). And when an English Honours
student "ventured an opinion" that a
fellow student's essay was "rather
good", he replied: "Rather good\ It's
bloody good, you lily-livered varmint!
You have as much zest as the white of
an egg!"
I also endorse Alan Dawe's memory
of the UBC buses, in which we were
— I won't say "literally", as we
weren't head to tail — packed like sardines ("Is my rib crushing your
elbow?") One bus remark I remember:
"It's so nice to have you to fall back
Rosalind J. Orchard,
(nee Jean Elliott), BA'43
An Invitation
lb Submit Nominations For The
$75,000 Ernest C. Manning
The Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation is seeking nominations
for its $75,000 1984 Award.
The Foundation is a national, privately funded non-profit organization, formed to
encourage, nurture and reward innovation by Canadian people.
A Selection Committee will choose a person who has shown outstanding talent in
conceiving and developing a new concept, process or product of potential widespread
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sciences (life); the physical sciences and engineering; the social sciences;
business; labour; law; and government and public policy; the arts; the humanities.
The deadline for nominations for the 1984 Award is February 29, 1984.
For further information, or to acquire a Nomination Form, please write to:
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4    Chronicle/Wmfcr 1983 High-Tech helps
disabled children
by Ian McLatchie
The Wesbrook Children's Technology Centre at UBC won the $40,000
1983 Wesbrook Society Special Project
Award, chairman George Morfitt
announced at the society's third
annual dinner October 27.
The award is given annually for a
major UBC special project that the
society feels would make a significant
contribution to the university and to
the province. The award was accepted
by Dr. Peter Graystone of the UBC
Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory.
As Associate Professor and Rehabilitation Engineer in the School of Rehabilitation Medicine, Graystone has for
several years been at the forefront of a
series of innovative programs
designed to place computer technology at the service of the physically disabled.
Through a variety of electronic and
mechanical aids, the Technology Centre will give cerebral palsy and other
disabled children a chance to experience first-hand the computer's enormous potential as an educational, recreational, and communication tool.
The value of a high-technology
training and resources centre for disabled children was first outlined in a
three-year vocational and educational
demonstration project begun by Graystone and his associates in 1979. In
that project, Graystone examined a
full range of issues relating to the
needs of B.C.'s handicapped population.
The study concluded that a
significant portion of the physically
disabled and borderline mentally
retarded population currently institutionalized could, with proper rehabilitative and vocational training, be
helped to achieve at least a measure of
self-sufficiency. The key to such training, suggested Graystone, was to provide the disabled with direct access to
microcomputers and other electronic
learning aids.
Working with software designer Bill
Smith, staff at the Rehabilitation Laboratory devised a series of special con
trol panels and joystick levers by
which persons with even minimal
head, mouth or hand movement were
able to control sophisticated personal
computers. By providing a group of
high-level adult quadriplegics with
full access, including graphic capability, to the Apple II computer, Graystone convincingly demonstrated the
vocational and communicational
potential of the new technology.
The next phase of the project was a
response to Graystone's concern that
"the under-educated children of today
are the unemployed, dependent, disabled adults of tomorrow." With
funding from the B.C. Health Care
Research Foundation, special keyboards were developed to allow children with a number of physical disorders and disabilities to use the popular
Speak and Spell, Speak and Math and
Speak and Read series of electronic
learning games manufactured by
Texas Instruments, Inc. These specialized interfaces were then given six
months' evaluation in a disabled children's class taught at Surrey's Queen
Elizabeth Annex by Chris Dumper,
himself confined to a wheelchair since
a motorcycle accident in 1972.
In his application for the Wesbrook
Society award, Graystone said a lack
of staff and facilities prevented him
and Dumper from responding to calls
for assistance from educators and parents of disabled children. The solution, proposed the application, lay in
the establishment of a Children's
Technology Centre in the Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory.
The centre is directed by Graystone,
with Dumper as research co-ordinator. Besides the learning games, the
unit makes use of a number of audio
and graphic communication systems.
For many disabled children, the acquisition of an easily-manipulated
graphic communicator signifies a
major step forward in the development of self-esteem and decision-making ability. As Chris Dumper says
"It's like removing the gag." £
Start thinking about your reunion
The Agriculture Class of 1949 and Panhellenic House are both
planning reunions in 1984. Don Fisher will announce reunion
plans in the spring for the Aggies 35th anniversary reunion.
Panhellenic House is celebrating its 25th anniversary in the spring
of 1984. Watch for further details. For more information
call Liz Owen, Alumni UBC, 228-3313.
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Chronicle/Winter 1983   5 YouCant'Escape
From TkE Recession
By Moving Into
but would a portable headset
and two-tone hair
help ease the pain?
Going back to school after
many years in the real
world can be an intimidating experience, as I found
out when I returned to UBC as a part-
time student this fall. I had an idea
that with specialized training, my
chances of getting a rewarding, interesting job in journalism would be
greatly improved. That still remains to
be seen — I'm at least a year and a half
away from my goal of a Masters in
Agricultural Economics.
But I know one thing already — my
triumphant return to the halls of
learning wasn't what I expected. Two-
toned hair and buses resembling cattle-cars did not figure in the scenario I
had worked out.
In case anyone out there is toying
with the idea of returning to university — whether for part-time or full-
time courses, for an upgrading, a complete change of career, or just for
general interest — I offer a subjective
back-to-school primer.
You can't go home again. In my
memory, my previous student existence seemed a somewhat carefree, if
hazy time of late nights in the student
pub arguing about God and Marx;
lying in the sunshine outside the
library on a warm spring day; friendly
and intelligent fellow students; and
ivy-covered buildings.
But it ain't like that anymore, if it
6   Chronicle/Winter 1983
ever was. The drinks in the pub cost
too much (The Art Gallery Lounge in
SUB charges $1.00 for a lousy cup of
coffee even!); and the arguments are
trite anyway, usually degenerating
into desultory chitchat about marks
and golf rather than Marx and God.
The ivy on the walls merely hides the
cracks in the building facade that the
university can't afford to fix.
But university differs from my
memories in positive ways too. The
first time I went to university I went
because everybody else was going and
it was the expected thing to do. Today
it's different. I'm at UBC now because
I want to be here. Maybe because of
that I'm more enthusiastic about my
courses; and willing to work harder to
do well at them than I was eight years
It's a cold, cruel world on campus
too. You can't escape from the recession by moving into the ivory tower.
UBC has to operate this year with a
budget smaller than last year's. This
means fewer — and larger — classes.
On the first day of school 100 Math
students tried to cram their way into a
room equipped with 64 desks. A student remarked, "If the Math Department can't tell the difference between
64 and 100, we're in trouble."
One student I know is in a microbiology course where there are far too
many people for the lab. There's no
money to allocate another lab period.
After going without labs for a month,
then considering splitting the class
into two lab groups — one group having the lab one week, the other group
the next week — the professor put all
the students into the same lab. But no
lab assignments will get marked
because the department can't afford
the marker.
Stand on Main Mall and throw a
stone in any direction and every time
you'll hit someone with a similar story
to tell. There are students still waiting
for their aid money because the financial aid office is understaffed, and
some students even find they can't get
into the courses they are required to
take because all the sections are full. It
was almost easier in the unemployment line.
There are a lot of students out there
— some of them are pretty strange,
and most of them are very young.
There seems to have been a population explosion on campus in the years
I was away. Classes are overcrowded
not only because the university has
had to cut back on the number of sections; there are also far more students
at UBC than ever before. Daytime
enrolment in 1983-84 is 25,857; up 5.9
per cent from last year. I guess I'm not
the only one who decided to hide
from the recession in the ivory tower.
I would compare the buses at 3:30 and ABACK
To School
by Terry Lavender
5:30 p.m. to cattle cars, except that
that would be an insult to the people
who ship cattle. B.C. Transit is apparently promising again to string trolley-
lines out to the campus. Maybe they
should invest in some cattle cars
instead. . . .
Watch out for the earphones and
the two-toned hair if you're coming
back to school. Portable cassette players seem to have replaced digital
watches and all the previous trappings of decadent affluence as campus
status symbols. I can accept that; but
some of the hair styles make me
pause. Our hair may have been long;
but it certainly wasn't blue with
orange sidewalls, or shaved completely except for a thin strip down
the middle. It's weird.
But I don't want to sound like an
old fogey of 26 complaining about the
younger generation. Things change,
and I can adapt. Maybe I should get
one of those cassette players myself —
it would make the bus ride easier to
Sometimes it's hard for me to talk
with these young students, especially
the first year ones, fresh out of high
school. How can you communicate
with someone who only knows the
Beatles as Paul McCartney's old band?
Student hours are a pain. I long for
the days when I would get home from
work, have a drink, and not have to
worry about thinking or doing anything for another 16 hours. Now it's a
matter of going to the Sedgewick
library after class to try to catch up on
reading that should have been done a
month ago; bolting down a plate of
something indescribable in the Subway cafeteria, back to the library and
then getting home just in time to cram
for a mid-term or scribble down the
answers to an assignment due at 8:30
tomorrow morning. I love it.
Time spent learning is time not
spent making money. A crass statement, and one unworthy of a product
of a liberal arts education, but a true
statement nonetheless. Going back to
school costs — it takes money to go to
school (a single three credit course
costs $216.50 in 83/84, and a complete
first year arts program costs $927); and
when you're taking classes you're not
earning money. If you're only taking a
night course, you don't have to worry,
but if you plan on coming back to
school more or less full-time you'd
better save up, apply for student aid
or get a part-time job. I chose the latter
course. It makes life hectic, but it is
nice to learn in the morning and earn
in the afternoon . . . and yearn for a
holiday in a warmer clime . . . and
burn myself out in less than no
time. . . .
You have to think again if you go
back to school. This was what had me
worried. After the first bewildering
math class I suddenly knew why they
had a pile of course change forms
prominently displayed at the front of
the lecture room. But I withstood the
temptation to transfer into something
easier. I figured it was all going to be
this tough so I might as well either
quit altogether or stick around just for
the fun of it. I stuck around, and after
a while my brain started working
again. It's easy to slip back into the old
problem-solving knack after a few
classes of watching the acne-faced
punk beside you shouting all the
That should give you an inkling of
what it's like to go back to school. I
was apprehensive at first, and I'm still
a bit worried about such trivialities as
mid-terms and Christmas exams, but
no doubt I'll handle those beasts when
I come to them. I'm worried that I've
become so used to this that I won't
want to face that real world again
when I graduate. Maybe I can sign up
for a few courses in Serbo-Croation or
Restorative Dentistry. ... $
(Terry Lavender, half-time editorial assistant on the Chronicle, is in his qualifying
year for a master's degree in agricultural
Chronicle/Wmt. r 1983   7 ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Alumni Association adopts mission statement     THE ALUAANI
Financial self-sufficiency within five
years and a closer relationship with
the University are two of the goals of
the UBC Alumni Association adopted
along with the association's recently
approved mission statement.
The mission statement reads: "The
UBC Alumni Association subscribes to the
concept that a university is an institution
with which members enjoy a life-long relationship beginning with their student
"The role of the association is to facilitate the relationship of a graduate with his/
her alma mater and to support the university in its pursuit of excellence."
The statement was formally
approved at a September 29 meeting
of the Alumni Association Board of
Management. Three months of planning and discussion among alumni
volunteers and staff went into the
statement, said Association Executive
Director Peter Jones.
The mission statement was drawn
up because "every organization is
most effective when its members,
both staff and volunteers, coordinate
their efforts towards a common goal,"
Jones said.
Major Objectives
1. Ingrain a sense of lifelong affiliation to the university and of commitment to the university's pursuit of
2. Build members' pride in the university and convey a sense of the association as lively, effective and active.
3. Ensure that faculty, students and
administration perceive the alumni as
a part of and of value to the university.
4. Develop closer relations of
alumni with faculties and other parties
and other parts of the university.
5. Increase level of alumni participation in the university.
6. Pursue financial self-sufficiency
for the association within five years.
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Have You Planned Your Career?
The Correctional Service of Canada anticipates vacancies in the near
future that will be of particular interest to male and female university
or college graduates. We are seeking dedicated, well-qualified
persons to join our Correctional Officer staff. The work is demanding,
requiring patience, an ability to relate well to people, and calmly
answer emergencies. Training at the Service's Staff College will be
provided before assignment to an institution.
If you are interested in a unique working environment, we can offer
you excellent fringe benefits and a salary starting at $20,508 as a
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an officer working with inmates in the living units, increasing to
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higher into the correctional group or to other positions in the Service.
An application form may be obtained from your local Canada
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Please send your application and resume, quoting reference
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Alumni Award of Distinction
This honors a UBC graduate who
has, since graduating, made a contribution to his or her field of endeavor
that is of such significance that it
reflects on UBC. Previous winners
have been Pierre Berton, John Carson,
Donald Chant, Roy Daniells, George
Davidson, Frances Fleming, Walter
Gage, William C. Gibson, Hugh L.
Keenleyside, Frances Kelsey, W. Kaye
Lamb, John Liersch, Helen McCrae,
Malcolm McGregor, Nathan T.
Nemetz, Eric P. Nicol, Homer A.
Thompson, and Harry Warren.
Honorary Life Membership
Nominees should be individuals
who have not received a UBC degree
— honorary or earned. They may represent any discipline but will have
gained at least national recognition
through long service and contributions to knowledge in their field.
Forty-one people have been named
honorary life members of the Alumni
Association since the award was created in 1957.
Blythe Eagles Volunteer of the Year
This award is presented to volunteers who have contributed extraordinary time and energy to the UBC
Alumni Association. It is not necessary for the nominees for this award
to have received a degree from UBC.
The award was established in 1982
and named Dr. Blythe Eagles as the
first recipient.
To make a nomination for any of the
above awards simply send the names
of your nominees, the award you are
suggesting for them, and the reason
for your nominations, along with your
name, address and telephone number
to: Awards Committee, UBC Alumni
Association, 6251 Cecil Green Park
Road, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1W5.
A committee representative will
contact you for biographical information on your candidates.
Nominations for the 1984 awards
must be received by Friday, February
10, 1984. For further information, call
Linda Hall at 228-3313.
8    Chronicle/Winter 1983 ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Alumni to elect
Chancellor and
eleven senators in 1984
In early 1984 alumni will be
electing a Chancellor to succeed
the Hon. J. V. Clyne, as well as
eleven senators.
The Chancellor is the senior
representative of the university
and also of all graduates. The
ancient definition of a
university as a "community of
scholars" envisages all those
who have received a degree
from the university as members
of the "convocation", who thus
become eligible to vote for the
university's highest
The Senate is the senior
academic body of the university
and deserves to have
outstanding representation
from alumni.
Ballots will be mailed from
the university registrar
in early January 1984.
As President of the Alumni
Association, I would like to
encourage all graduates of UBC
to take a personal interest in the
election, and above all to vote.
Michael Partridge, BCom'59
President 1983-84
UBC Alumni Association
The initial response to the Alumni
Fund's $1.4 million endowment campaign for alumni scholarships and
bursaries can be summed up in one
word — success! Never before have
alumni shown such support for their
alma mater.
The Fund Drive kicked off October 3
with three separate mail appeals
aimed at raising $1.4 million over the
next three years to establish an
endowment fund. This fund would
provide $106,200 worth of scholarships and bursaries to deserving students annually. Donations began
coming in steadily and in the first
three weeks 891  donations totalling
$52,808 had been received in the
Alumni Fund Office. The number of
donations received daily continues to
With this kind of support, Fund
Chairman Mel Reeves, BCom'75,
MSc'77, is optimistic that the Fund's
first year campaign goal of $500,000
can  be  readily  achieved.
The Fund Office thanks all alumni
who contributed to the University
through the Alumni Fund, and looks
forward to everyone's continued support throughout the campaign.
committee report
The Chancellor of UBC is elected
every three years by Convocation.
Alumni are also asked to elect eleven
people to sit on the Senate, which is
the university's supreme academic
body. These are some of the most
important decisions that alumni are
asked to make.
During the summer, the Alumni
Association's nominating committee
met on a number of occasions. Prior to
discussing individual names, the committee drew up the sort of
qualifications which it believed should
be present in anyone elected to the
Chancellorship or the Senate.
They recognized the long-standing
tradition that the Chancellor be a UBC
graduate. They agreed that the Chancellor is a vital link between the university and the broader community.
They looked for a person who had
achieved significant success in his or
her chosen career. They particularly
looked for a person who would be
able to assist the university in its relationship with all levels of government.
Finally, but by no means least, they
sought someone with a proven track
record of service to the university.
While there were a number of excellent candidates considered, the name
of Robert Wyman emerged as one
who possessed all of the characteristics mentioned above.
In nominating 11 members for the
Senate, the committee sought men
and women with a keen interest not
only in the university but also in the
community. In addition, it was
thought that nominees should represent a broad cross-section of graduates.
The 11 selected by the committee for
looking for
Have you sorted through your
photo album lately, or are you thinking of finally cleaning out the attic,
garage, basement or that old trunk
you haven't looked at in years? Don't
throw your UBC memorabilia away
until you have checked with the
Alumni Association's Heritage Com-
mitee! The committee is eager to collect any information dealing with
UBC's history, and you can help.
We're also looking for volunteers to
help collect information, stories, and
material or to sit on the many subcommittees representing the various
eras of UBC graduates.
Please contact the Heritage Committee, c/o Alumni UBC, 6251 Cecil
Green Park Road, Vancouver, B.C.
V6T 1W5, or phone (604) 228-3313 for
further information.
Senate were: Grant Burnyeat, lawyer;
Lynne Carmichael, doctoral candidate, UBC Faculty of Education, and
chairman of the Alumni Association
Branches Committee; Pat Fulton, former head, the New Horizons Program
for Senior Citizens; Anne Macdonald,
director of the Community Arts Council of Vancouver; Helen Belkin, housewife; Barbara Brett, director of Family
Services for Vancouver; John McConville, vice-president of Placer Development; Mary Plant, housewife and
community volunteer; Murray McMillan, journalist; Min Sugimoto, principal of Eric Hamber School; and Mel
Reeves, lawyer and chairman of the
Alumni Association's Fund Committee.
Finally, it should be emphasized
that the Association sees its role in
this election as offering one well
qualified slate of candidates to the
electorate. We are confident that the
people mentioned above would bring
excellent judgement and varied experience to bear on the issues currently
facing the university.
A complete list of nominations
received for Convocation Senators is
on page 16. It is the responsibility of
you, to select those who will, in your
opinion, be of the greatest benefit to
Tuum Est.
by Peter Jones,
Executive Director, Alumni Association
Chronicle/WmfCT 1983    9 Alumni to elect new
The UBC electoral process ensures
the direct participation of the
broadest spectrum of the university
UBC's Chancellors have been
a distinguished lot. A collective biography of the ten men and
one woman who have held the
Chancellorship since 1913 would
include references to Rhodes
scholarships and numerous other
academic awards, and would also
cite the conferral of at least one
title,  Commander of the British
Like many such institutions, the
UBC Chancellorship is an office
governed more by practice and
precedent than by constitutional
dictates. Uttder* the provincial University Act, the university is
required to maintain the Chancel-
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lorship; the Act also defines how
the Chancellor is to be elected and
outlines minimal eligibility
requirements for candidates. Of
the duties of the Chancellor, however, the University Act specifies
only that "the Chancellor shall
confer all degrees," and that he or
she shall sit on the university's
Senate and Board of Governors.
In practice, the Chancellorship
is a position of far more prestige
and influence than this skeletal
legal   definition   suggests.    The
Chancellor is the university's senior    representative,    the    figure
whose    office    is    intended    to
embody all the traditions and values of the institution.  A quote
from a 1966 Chronicle editorial by
the then Alumni Association executive describes the traditional role
and symbol of the Chancellor.
The Chancellor is the University's titular head. He (she) presides on ceremonial occasions,
such     as     Congregation,     he
bestows degrees, he sits on the
Board of Governors and some of
its committees, he represents in
his person the full authority and
dignity of the institution. Often
. ., he is able to ease problems
and   to   effect   immeasurable
bertefits for the University. The
tradition is an honorable one
and Worthy of preservation."
As outlined in the University
Act,   the   Chancellor   is   elected
every three years by the body
known as Convocation. Convocation includes all graduates of the
University, as well as current faculty and those members of the
Senate who are not members of
the faculty. The Registrar's office
is required to maintain an up-to-
date Convocation roll, to mail ballots and tally election results.
Any person not employed by a
university is eligible for nomination as Chancellor. A candidate's
nomination paper must be signed
by seven eligible voters. Once the
nomination paper is filed, the
Registrar contacts the candidate
with a request for information on
his or her degrees, occupation,
professional or business interests,
publications, and offices held at a
university or other organization.
This information is subsequently
included with the ballot papers
mailed to Convocation members.
continued on page 16
10   Chronicle/Winter 1983 Candidates in the running
for Chancellor
Stan Persky
Stan Persky, honours BA'69, MA'72
(Anthropology/Sociology), has published a number of books and articles
on a wide-ranging series of topics. He
is an instructor of political science at
Capilano College and editor of the
weekly newspaper Solidarity Times.
While at UBC he was Arts Undergraduate President, Graduate Students
Association President, Secretary of the
Alma Mater Society and a member of
the academic senate. Persky was also
a winner of the Great Trek Award. He
unsuccessfully challenged the Hon. J.
V. Clyne in previous elections for the
chancellorship in 1978 and 1981.
Personal Statement:
The University of British Columbia is
under attack, as are other post-secondary
institutions in the province.
The Chancellor can no longer be a mere
figurehead. He must be an advocate.
Now, more than ever in recent years, is
the time to speak out on behalf of the
humanist values which constitute the
justification of our educational system.
That's what I will do as Chancellor.
If elected, I will join UBC's president in
taking our case to the public. Second, it
will be my intention to serve as an
ombudsperson for all segments of the university community. Third, I will engage in
vigorous and independent scrutiny of the
operations of the university and report regularly.
I believe that this election is an opportunity for the alumni and faculty to deliver a
clear message to the government of the day
that we will not condone insensitivity in
educational policy. I urge electors to treat
this choice with full seriousness. I am
available to any alumni or faculty group
that wishes to hear a more fully elaborated
statement of my position prior to the election.
Dr. Leonard Sampson
Dr. Leonard Sampson was born and
received his early education in New
Zealand. He earned his B.Ed. (1956)
and M.Ed. (1959) at UBC and later
received his Ph.D. (1965) in educational administration at the University
of Alberta. Having taught and/or
served as an educational consultant in
a number of countries, Dr. Sampson
has an international perspective on
education. He has served as principal
and superintendent of schools in
Alberta and B.C. and is presently a
school principal in Richmond. He has
also served on the Board of Management of the UBC Alumni Association.
Personal Statement:
My decision to stand for the Office of
Chancellor is prompted by a genuine desire
to represent and serve the UBC alumni.
As a senior professional educational
administrator and former Superintendent
of Schools, one of my major responsibilities
over the years was to ensure that our secondary students graduating on the academic programme were sufficiently prepared for entrance into UBC. Hence my
continuing interest in and commitment to
the University.
Having travelled extensively throughout
the world, I have had the opportunity to
examine, at first hand, the major educational systems of the world.
As a result of these opportunities
together with my absorbing interest in
Comparative Education, I believe I would
bring to the office a comprehensive and
international view of what education
should be.
I believe the position of Chancellor is a
highly demanding one. I am therefore prepared to devote the necessary time
W. Robert Wyman
W. Robert Wyman (BCom'56) is currently chairman of Pemberton, Houston and Willoughby, a major Vancouver-based investment firm. He
recently achieved national prominence as the new chairman of the
Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
Wyman's service to the University
includes fifteen years as a member of
the President's advisory committee on
investments, and more recently, the
Commerce Faculty dean's advisory
Personal Statement:
I should begin by saying how much I
appreciate the honor of being asked by the
UBC Alumni Association to accept a nomination for such a prestigious office. If
elected I will do my best to represent the
many concerns of alumni. I assure them
that I will be most receptive to their opinions and views.
The coming years will be challenging
ones for our whole society and especially
for institutions of higher education. As I
see it, the continued good health of our
universities will increasingly depend on
the vital links that they can establish with
the broader community which supports
them. We are already seeing, as government funding levels off, a growing financial reliance of the university on individual
and corporate donations. I look forward to
the challenge of taking the university's case
to my colleagues in the private sector.
In  my position as Chairman of the
Canadian Chamber of Commerce for
1983-84 and also in my position with
Pemberton, Houston and Willoughby,
which has branches in every region of the
province, I travel regularly and meet UBC
graduates wherever I go. Moreover, speaking as one who has lived in the interior of
our province, I recognize the importance of
ensuring that the university is truly a provincial resource, extending its teaching
and research far beyond its geographic
location in the Lower Mainland.
In these economic hard times it is
imperative that universities open their
doors to young people who will
be making greater demands on our
higher education system.
In summary, I look forward, if elected,
to the critical task of conveying to all who
will listen, the overwhelming importance
of higher education to the economic and
social development of our province and
Watch for your ballot If you haven't
received your ballot by mid-February,
please contact the Registrar's Office at
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Chronicle/Winter 1983    11 Asriculture research
Is UBC falling
by Nancy Campbell
When funding was cut for
UBC's Faculty of Agriculture
in 1932, the villain was the
Depression. Today, when scientists
fear that long-term research is being
nickel and dimed to death by a combination of factors, the answer is not so
clear-cut. What is most disturbing is
the possibility that the current trend is
not money-based but due to a new
way of regarding academic research as
a quick solution to problems rather
than a long-term gleaning of knowledge.
Financial setback is not a new worry
for the Faculty of Agriculture. The
Clydesdales, most of the dairy herd
and the many acres of long-term horticulture plantings were lost in a devastating series of cuts 50 years ago. More
than a decade passed before the agriculture faculty successfully re-established a significant level of explorative
The Second World War gave a boost
to short-term, problem solving projects and the faculty was considered to
have research as its primary activity.
In the years that followed, funding
increased steadily for both long and
short-term research although long-
term projects assumed a larger role as
war-time endeavors were completed.
In   animal   science,   however,   the
Mother and child get to know one another after birth of calf to one of the dairy cows on the
UBC Research Farm #2 at Oyster River. On average, one calf is born each day on the
trend towards fewer real research dollars is apparent and those dollars are
now directed towards short projects.
"But we can't have all research as
problem solving," says Dr. Ray Peterson, a geneticist in the animal science
department. "It's reactionary and
really should be handled by industry.
Research stations and universities
should look at the principles —
research for the sake of research."
Problem solving often looks at various treatments for a situation rather
than the underlying environmental or
physiological causes. For example,
one problem is finding a quick pregnancy test for cows. Peterson's current research project instead is trying
to find out why more than 50 per cent
of cows fail to conceive, necessitating
those tests. Despite the commercial
application of his work, Peterson has
to now cope with a 30 percent reduction in project funds — none of
which, incidentally, came from B.C.,
but from Alberta's Heritage Fund.
The decrease in available funds has
many professors taking on problem
projects in order to finance "interesting stuff," Peterson says. He adds that
exploratory research should still be a
priority because: "It's nice to solve a
problem before people recognize
one." Money to the department
comes mainly from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research
Council and Agriculture Canada, with
little provincial input compared with
agriculture faculties across Canada.
Indirect provincial input came
through co-operative work with Colony and Tranquille Farms, but it has
also ceased as a result of the recent
government budget which ordered
their closure.
The funding problem may not be
due exclusively to the current
economic climate, concedes Dr.
Malcom Tait, the department's sheep
specialist. "It could be two way;
maybe we have not approached
industry as much as we should." He
suggests an industry / university
project would stand a larger chance of
12    Chronicle/ Winter 1983 success. "Because of tight funding
and the nature of our problems,
there's probably a need for more of a
team approach. It could provide more
answers and be a more efficient use of
Tait is concerned about the vicious
circle now being created. "Research is
part of graduate student training and
publication is vital to get funds."
Fewer funds mean fewer students
which mean fewer publications and so
on down the line, with graduate students and the academic community
the losers. Dairy specialist Dr. Jim
Shelford agrees: "Even this year there
was a slight decrease in grad students,
with not as many as we'd like hired. I
think it will be more obvious in six to
eight months when the older students
Shelford, too, has just seen research
funds for a current project slashed by
half. Progesterone samples taken
every two days to evaluate optimum
breeding times, reproductive problems and annual lactation records are
now reduced to a weekly basis for
fewer cows, and accurate results are
jeopardized. The project was one of
the most expensive in the department,
originally slated at $67,000.
In general, though, most funds are
in the $8,000 to $15,000 range and are
frequently split between two or more
researchers. "If I can get funding, I
can stay at the forefront," says Shelford. "There's always this concern
that you're falling behind."
UBC, strapped as it is for cash, further aggravates the research funding
problem through unavoidable support
staff shortages (a hiring freeze has
been imposed for the year). The animal science department, for example,
will shortly be reduced to one secretary for eight professors.
Even before the current financial
crunch the faculty had problems in keeping up with the
opportunities presented by the two
university research farms: #1 at south
campus and #2 at Oyster River on
Vancouver Island. The south campus
animal unit features dairy, sheep, pig,
and beef facilities all within a short
distance of the main campus. Split
evenly between its roles as a teaching
and a research facility, this unit is
essentially self-supporting. While this
allows some financial autonomy, it
does mean the unit must respond to
market pressures; when the bottom
dropped out of the beef market a couple of years ago, the beef cattle were
reluctantly let go.
For many agriculture students, the
south campus unit is a second ^lass-
room and provides a good introduction to animal production methods. A
majority of animal science students
carry out their fourth year thesis
research there, and 10 to 15 students
annually acquire farming experience
in summer and part-time work. (However, the mandatory thesis, in place
since the beginning of the agriculture
program, is an endangered species:
the faculty is reluctantly considering
dropping it due to dramatically
increasing work loads on the professor-advisors.)
Despite its many advantages, the
south campus unit is falling behind in
several priority areas, especially diet
research. It is the only farm known to
rely solely on exotic alfalfa cubes as
forage, and this limits realistic experiments. Often special grain diets need
extra labor input, which is unavailable
and shifted onto the regular staff.
Although every dairy cow is involved
in a research project, this too may
soon change. And while the unit is
adequate for production research, it is
not really suitable for advanced
research, according to Tait, who carries out most of his experiments there.
At the Oyster River farm, distance
from UBC traditionally kept research
to a trickle until recently, when the
new manager actively reminded scientists of the facility's tremendous
potential. A gift to UBC, the commercial dairy farm averages a milking
herd of 150 and has more than 200
acres of forage land.
"But historically, research has
played a minor role in the farm," says
Assistant Manager Niels Holbek, BSc
(Agr)'73, MSc'76. "The resources
went to development and the farm
wasn't utilized to its full potential."
During the farm's early years under
UBC, self-sufficiency was stressed and
most of the effort was channeled into
upgrading the farm to commercial
standard rather than soliciting or pursuing projects.
Often research completed was of
direct benefit to the farm and at little
cost, particularly in soil testing and
improvement. Manager Dr. Stan Frey-
man, MSc'63, PhD'66, is hoping to
expand research activity. "Oyster
River offers so much for applied
research; it's very different from the
educational experience at the university."
One such project planned by Peterson involves evaluating the progeny
of New Zealand sires with UBC dams
for forage utilization. Canadian cows
have traditionally been raised on grain
diets and this experiment could show
how much, if any genetic selection has
occured, and the ability of Canadian
cows to rapidly adapt to a forage diet.
In   healthy   economic   times,   the
slightly-outdated   farm   facilities
would  be  quickly  modernized.
However,   a   lack   of  improvements
hampers the ability of the farm to
reach its true research potential,
despite its soil fertility, lush growth
and management expertise. As it is,
Oyster River is the most realistic dairy
laboratory in the department. Says
Holbek: "We're trying hard to be a
progressive model farm with a nice
research program geared to west coast
farming and farmers in the community."
Back in 1932, the economic villain
was more obvious than it is today.
While the economy certainly is not
booming, neither is it in the desperate
straits of two years ago. Perhaps the
university must become more vocal in
its requests for funding, or work in
partnership with industry on more
But, the answer lies not merely in
money, but in stressing the need for
new knowledge and understanding
the philosophy of academic research.
The "quickie solution" attitude to
research threatens much more than
animal science and may concern the
larger university community in the
near future. It warrants a long-term
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Chronicle/ Winter 1983    13 Innovative law program
Native lawyers a force for change
by Gregory Strong
When I started representing
native people back in the
60's," explains Thomas Berger, "there were virtually no native
lawyers. Now we have some and we
will have more. Apart from the usefulness of the legal services they can provide, they will be role models for
native youngsters just as native teachers will be role models for native
youngsters just as the native political
leaders are role models for native
Native people in B.C. are only three
percent of the total population yet
they account for at least 17 percent of
the province's prison admissions. At
the UBC Law Faculty there is a special
program to provide native communities with native lawyers, the tools they
need to cope with society and to better
control their future.
The Honourable Thomas Berger,
LLB'56, former B.C. Supreme Court
justice, and former MLA, is on the
UBC Law Faculty and teaches a course
on native rights. Berger, well known
for his work on the Mackenzie Valley
Pipeline Inquiry and for his expertise
on native affairs, asserts that even the
best non-native lawyers aren't as good
as native ones in serving the native
In 1975, the UBC Law Faculty introduced discretionary admission for
native students to enter law school.
This meant any native applicant who
had a reasonable chance of successfully completing law school would be
admitted. Even the two years minimum of undergraduate study would
be waived provided the applicant had
taken the summer Pre-Law program
at the University of Saskatchewan,
which began a few years earlier.
Finally, through the federal government, tuition grants and living allowances were arranged.
In its first year, the native law students program at UBC was just an
accelerated entry to law school. It
turned out to be a failure. None of the
five students who had been admitted
passed their first year. The initial
impetus for the program had come
from some of the law professors themselves and been supported by their
faculty council.
However, a new force came behind
the program in 1976 with the new
dean of the faculty, Ken Lysyk, now a
14    Chronicle/ Winter 1983
Thomas Berger: ".. .what we should
be doing is offering native people
the means to forge a future for
B.C. Supreme Court Justice. He had a
keen interest in native affairs. Under
his direction, the applicants to the
program were more carefully
screened, the requirements tightened
and most important of all, support
was provided for the native students
once they were in law school, particularly in their first year. There were
informal tutorials, coaching, a special
faculty advisor, and courses were
offered in native rights and environmental law.
Since 1976, there have been some
real successes with the Native Students Law program. Of the 33 students enrolled, 18 have already graduated. They include David Ward,
LLB'81, the first Inuit lawyer anywhere in the world. While in 1973
there were three practising native lawyers in Canada, now there are more
than 46. Over a third of them are from
UBC. Every year the school graduates
more native lawyers than anywhere
else in  Canada and in  some years graduates more than all the other law
schools combined.
Douglas Sanders, a law faculty
member, has long been associated with the program. His
report on U.S. legal studies for native
students helped spur the development of the program here. He cites
one of the factors in the school's
strength: "UBC law school is unusual
in that there are a lot of people on staff
interested in Indian affairs. We are the
only law school in Canada to offer
more than one course in native
For Bob Reid, LLB'74, present chairman of Admission and a law professor
who has done tutorial work with
native law students, much of the success of the program lies with the students themselves. "They provide their
own support group. . . . Not to knock
the work the professors have put in,
because they've certainly done a lot of
extra work too, but the second and
third year students do a lot for the first
year students."
In recent years the students have
formed a very active branch of the
Native Law Students Association of
Canada and organized several large
conferences. Last spring, they hosted
a session at UBC on child welfare and
band membership. In August, they
arranged a three day conference at the
Chateau Granville with more than 100
delegates attending, examining the
issues in native corporate law, investment on reserves and Canadian taxation law as it applies to natives. The
conferences were aimed not only at
lawyers but also at the public.
Hugh Braker, LLB'83, Nuu-Chah-
Nuluth, from Port Alberni, now articling with the Vancouver law firm of
Russell & Du Moulin, maintains that
the Native Law Students Association
does more for public education than
any other at the law school. "One
mandate of the association is to educate their people. The conferences
were aimed at Indian communities.
... It's always good for the students
to take it on and do this, especially in
the native community, because there
are so few professionals."
But the native law students face
many challenges. According to Wayne
Haimila, LLB'79, a Cree from Edmonton who is now working as a lawyer
with the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs,
this is the first year that a number of
graduates have articled with the big
firms. Some graduates have had
difficulty in starting private practices
because there is so much competition
from non-native practitioners who
have years of expertise and an established native clientele. As a result,
some native lawyers, particularly in
York House School, established in 1932, is an independent
day school centrally located in Vancouver. The current
enrollment of 550 students is made up of both girls (K to
grade 12) and boys (K to grade 6). The Junior School offers
regular academic and bilingual programs. The Senior School
provides a challenging academic curriculum in preparation for
post-secondary education, offering regular academic, bilingual
and International Baccalaureate programs.
The Head of School is responsible to the Board of
Governors for all aspects of the school's operation. Of prime
importance is the assurance of a high standard of educational
Candidates must have a demonstrated record of
achievement at a senior level in education. Experience in
bilingual education, a knowledge of the independent school
system, and teaching experience in British Columbia would be
The successful candidate should be available as soon
as possible after January and not later than June 1984.
Compensation is commensurate with experience and
qualifications. Applicants are invited to submit a summary
of their academic and professional credentials, in strict
confidence, to:
The Chairman, Search Committee for Head of School
c/o 348 Stevens Drive, West Vancouver, B.C. V7S 1C6
the Interior, have only half practice.
Finally, more is expected of the native
lawyer from his/her community and
sometimes that can mean an expectation that the native lawyer won't
charge as much for services.
Haimila has gone a different
route. Like a significant number of native lawyers, he has
decided to work for a native organization and take what he calls positive
action on behalf of his community.
"Any community has their goals, their
aspirations, and invariably these
relate to changing things, bettering
"I was interested in working for
change. One of the more effective
ways of doing that is working through
public advocacy institutions."
One of the graduates who set up a
private practice is Gary Youngman,
LLB'79, Carrier. Born in Prince
George, he is past-president of the
Native Law Students Association. He
works from an office in Crescent
Beach, Surrey, and says his two-year-
old practice came relatively easily after
he had spent several years working
with small firms. He points out the
crucial advantage for native communities in using native lawyers in land
"In the eyes of a native lawyer it's
not a matter of coming to a settlement,
it's a matter of control. Native people
want jurisdiction over their lands and
resources, not cash settlements."
Youngman says that as lawyers are
paid after a settlement is reached, the
non-native lawyer had a greater temptation to sacrifice native rights. He
says the situation is slowly changing
to where native bands are using native
lawyers. "There's some doubt that a
native person can do the job as well. I
think it's a matter of time. It comes
down to the quality of the work. You
do good work and you'll get referrals."
Lack of funding for an extra staff
member and a decline in the number
of native students recruited point to
future difficulties for the Native Law
Students program. Still, there is no
doubt the program is having a positive
impact on native affairs in B.C.
Perhaps the most eloquent assessment of the goals of the program
comes from Thomas Berger: "We've
been trying to reshape native people
in our own image for hundreds of
years. It's only in the last decade that
we've acknowledged that what we
should be doing is offering them the
means to forge a future for themselves."
(Gregory Strong, BFA'78, Faculty ofEdu-
cation'79, is a North Vancouver teacher
and freelance journalist.) ^
Chronicle/Winter 1983    15 Alumni to elect...
continued from page 10
A Chancellor may hold office for no
more than two consecutive terms. But
as current Chancellor J. V. Clyne says
of his six-year term of office, "Six
years is enough, really. I'm sorry to
leave, of course, but after six years
one is due for a bit of a rest."
The election-by-Convocation system is not used at all Canadian universities. At McGill, for example, Chancellors are elected by the Board, on the
recommendation of its nominating
committee. The University of Alberta
and the University of Calgary, on the
other hand, share a system whereby
candidates are nominated by a joint
committee representing the General
Faculties Council, the Alumni Association, and the Senate, with the final
decision left to the Senate alone.
The UBC electoral process ensures
the direct participation of the broadest
spectrum of the university community. Some observers argue that the
democratic advantages are
outweighed by the considerable financial burden of mailing ballots to all
members of Convocation (currently
approximately 85,000).
Alumni Association Executive
Director Peter Jones defines the ideal
Chancellor as someone having a
proven long-term interest in the University, an ability to represent the
interests of alumni, and a successful
career track record.
The majority of those holding the
Chancellorship have come to the position from a business background,
most having served on the executive
of such major corporations as MacMillan Bloedel, B.C. Electric, and British
Columbia   Packers.   The   man   who
served the longest term as Chancellor
(1918-1944), Robert E. McKechnie,
had a distinguished career as a surgeon. The sole woman Chancellor,
Phyllis G. Ross (1961-66), was well-
known as a government administrator. Both J. V. Clyne and Nathan
Nemetz (1972-75) have served on the
bench of the B.C. Supreme Court, as
did the late Sherwood Lett (1951-57).
Clyne describes the unpaid Chancellorship as an office which demands
"a great deal of time." In particular,
he notes that as the only person other
than the President to sit on both the
Senate and the Board of Governors,
the Chancellor must do a great deal of
preparation. "You have to do your
homework. I don't believe in doing
In addition to participating in the
regular meetings of both the Senate
and the Board, Clyne has throughout
his term taken an active role in a number of committees. These include the
Senate's tributes committee, and the
Board of Governors' committees on
academic, property, and financial
affairs. As well, he chaired the special
23-member panel on whose recommendation the Board of Governors
named George Pedersen to the UBC
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16    Chronicle/ Winter 1983 A new reproductive biology
laboratory at the University of
Missouri-Columbia has been
named after Fred McKenzie,
BSA'21 (MSA. PhD Missouri-
Columbia). The tribute
acknowledged the contributions
the internationally-known expert
in animal husbandry has made
over the past 60 years. . . . Ted
Arnold, BSc'27, is still active as a
mining consultant. Ted also keeps
busy with experimental work in a
small lab that he has set up. . . .
Ben Farrar, BSc'27 and his wife
Connie traveled in China last
year, also visiting Hong Kong,
Bangkok, Penang and Singapore.
His former classmate, Otto Gill,
BSc'27, keeps fit by swimming
and golfing in the summer and
curling in the winter. . . . Tom
Moore Whaun, BA'27, recently
toured China as a guest of the
Chinese government, with his
daughter, who was on a lecture
tour. . . . R. Bruce Carrick, BA'29,
has been named an associate in
the Photographic Society of
America. He was granted the rare
honor because of his many years
of promotion of photography in
the Spokane, Wash., area. Carrick
retired 10 years ago as Spokane's
chief librarian.
Walter Douglas Charles, BSA'37,
has taken up the study of spiders
after retiring in 1978. From his
Summerland home he specializes
in spiders of the Okanagan.
After 38 years with Agriculture
Canada, Dr. Robert Atkinson,
BSA'40 (PhD, Toronto) is retiring
as a researcher at the Saanichton
Research Station on Vancouver
Island. Dr. Atkinson specialized
in plant pathology. . . . Joseph
Gardner, BA'40, MA'42 {PhD
McGill) continues as a professor
in the department of harvesting
and wood science in UBC's School
of Forestry after stepping down as
Forestry Dean on June 30. . . . Jim
Cavers, BA'42, Barbro Jensen,
BA'48, Red Nash, BA'48 and
Larry Hunter, BA'49, MEd'60,
retired this Spring as educators in
Port Alberni. They have given
students in the school district a
total of 100 years of service. . . ,
Retirement isn't slowing down
George C. Anderson, BA'47,
MA'49, former director and
professor of the School of
Oceanography at the University
of Washington. He has been
named a Professor Emeritus of
Oceanography, and still teaches
part-time at the university. He is
also serving as an administrative
judge for the U.S. Nuclear
Fred F. McKenzie
Regulatory Commission. . . . W.
Ian Anderson, BA'48, has retired
after 35 years with the YMCAs in
B.C., Washington, Alaska, and
most recently California. He is
now a bank branch manager in La
Jolla Shores, San Diego. . . .
Vernon resident and school board
trustee Gordon Anderson, BA'48,
BEd'52, spends his spare time
golfing, gardening and writing
letters to the editor. He used to be
an alderman and a teacher and
vice-principal in Vernon, a place
he says he has no intention of
ever leaving. . . . Glen Garry,
BSA'49, a former Mission
alderman and high school
teacher, is a consultant with D. H.
Duncan and Company Ltd., an
environmental, agricultural and
forestry consulting firm in
Mission. . . . Frank Hillier, BASc
(Mechanical)'49, chaired the
Quinsam Coal public inquiry in
Campbell River. The inquiry
concentrated on environmental
aspects of the Quinsam Coal
project. . . . Retiring after 13 years
with Chilliwack Community
Services is Donna Olson, BA'49.
Donna was instrumental in
developing Meals on Wheels in
Chilliwack. She was also involved
in the Volunteer Bureau and the
Home Aide program. . . . Harvey
Richardson, BA'49, MA'51 (PhD
Toronto) is an astronomer at the
Dominion Astrophysical
Observatory in Saanich, and is
considered one of the foremost
designers of optics for
astrophysical telescopes. . . . After
29 years teaching at the same
school, Phil Wakefield, BSA'49, is
thinking about a new career. Phil
has retired from teaching junior
science, chemistry, biology and
math at George Pringle Secondary
School in Kelowna.
Daryl Duke, BA'50, a Vancouver-
born film director and founding
president of CKVU-TV, has been
nominated for an Emmy Award
for best director for his work on
the television mini-series "The
Thorn Birds". The show received
15 other nominations as well.
Duke received a best director
Emmy in 1971 for "The Senator".
. . . Margaret Maier Guest
Hoehn, BA'50, MD'54, a member
of the first medical school
graduating class, recently
returned to the campus to speak
at a symposium sponsored by the
United Parkinson Foundation.
Dr. Hoehn is currently an
associate clinical professor of
neurology at the University of
Colorado School of Medicine,
where she does Parkinson's
Disease research. . . . Mel
Richards, BSA'50, has retired
after 32 years in education,
the last 18 years as principal of
Steveston Senior Secondary
School in Richmond, B.C. . . . Jim
Warr, BASc (Mech.)'50, has also
retired after 33 years with British
Columbia Forest Products. Jim
was managing the company's mill
in Victoria at the time of his
retirement. He says "I won't miss
the daily hassles but I will miss
the daily contact with people.".
. . . Cornell animal science
department chairman and UBC
grad Robert J. Young, BSA'50,
Phd (Cornell) has been awarded
the title of Professor Emeritus by
the Cornell University Board of
Trustees. He joined the
university's faculty in 1960, and
has been chairman of the
department of animal science
there. He is coauthor of the book
Nutrition and the Chicken, now in
its third edition. . . . Another
Aggie from 1950, Don Duncan,
BSA'50, has made his consulting
firm, D. H. Duncan and Company
Ltd., one of the most respected in
the field of environmental,
agricultural and forestry
consulting in Canada. The
Mission resident also owns a
popular garden centre. . . .
Author Leslie R. Peterson, BA'51,
BEd'53, MA'59, a former teacher
in Elphinstone, was treated to a
surprise party when he reached
the official retirement age
recently. Les is a published poet
and a local historian. . . . James
Midwinter, BA'51, has been
appointed Canadian ambassador
to Venezuela and the Dominican
Republic. . . . Hilary (Yates)
Clark, BHE'52, was re-elected in
September to the board of
directors of Lions Gate Hospital in
North Vancouver. She serves as
vice-chairman of the board and
vice-president of the North and
West Vancouver Hospital Society,
besides instructing at North Van's
Capilano College and raising
three teenage sons. . . . Retiring
from teaching are Dick Hibberd,
BA'52, MEd'62, and Lou
Dedinsky, BA'53, BEd-E'58. Dick
Chronicle/Winter 1983    17 was principal at Oceanview Junior
Secondary School in Powell River,
while Lou taught English and was
a counsellor in Kelowna. Neither
intends to live a life of leisure yet.
. . . Recently elected president of
Thurber Consultants Ltd. was Al
Insley, BASc'53. Along with the
new position comes a move from
Victoria to Vancouver. . . . Trudy
Sweatman, BA'53, is Vancouver
Island regional representative of
World Vision, a nonprofit
Christian humanitarian
organization that sponsors
children in Third World countries.
. . . NDP MP Jim Manly
(Cowichan-Malahat), BA'54,
MA'76, says his biggest
accomplishment has been helping
a lot of ordinary people to sort out
problems. In addition to
constituency work and a position
on the Indian Affairs Committee,
Manly studies art at the
University of Ottawa. . . . New
Dean of Forestry at UBC is Robert
W. Kennedy, MF'55 (PhD Yale),
taking over from Joseph Gardner.
. . . After years spent warming the
Liberal back benches in the House
of Commons, Roy McLaren,
BA'55, MP for Etobicoke North,
was appointed Minister of State
for Finance in Prime Minister
Trudeau's August cabinet shuffle.
. . . Maldwyn Thomas, BCom'56,
has led a wandering life as a
member of Canada's diplomatic
corps. Thomas grew up in
Gibsons, B.C., but his duties have
taken him to Hamburg, Hong
Kong, Russia, Vienna, Paris and
most recently Dusseldorf. . . .
B. C. Whitmore, BASc'56,
MASc'58, and R. L. YV. Holmes,
BASc'57, have both been named
technology program managers for
Bethlehem Steel Corporation's
steel group in Bethlehem, Pa. . . .
Harold Baumbrough, BSc
(Agr)'57 (MEd, Portland), is
currently teaching biology at
Penticton Secondary School. He
has been teaching for 25 years in
B.C. schools. . . . Dr. Richard
A. R. Fraser, BA'57, MD'61, has
been promoted to Professor of
Surgery (Neurosurgery), Cornell
University Medical College in
New York. . . . More foreign
investment in Canada's oil
industry is what Tom Simms,
BCom'57, wants to see. Simms is
vice-president of finance and
planning for Gulf Canada
Resources Ltd. . . . Steven
Bahrey, BA'58, is enjoying
retirement after 34 years teaching
in Cranbrook. Now that he's
away from the kids and the books
he says he'll spend his time
skiing, curling, gardening and
golfing. . . . Donald Farquhar,
MD'58, has joined Student Health
Services at UBC, where his
colleagues include Charles
Brumwell, MD'58, and Rhoda
Ree, MD'64 The new U.S.
ambassador to the United
Republic of Cameroon is Myles
Frechette, BA'58. He has been a
career member of the American
Foreign Service since 1963. . . .
Jim M. Cameron, BA'59, has a big
territory to supervise as the new
regional sales manager
(Columbia/MacKenzie) for B.C.
Tel's Business Telecom Equipment
division. He is responsible for the
division's marketing and sales
activities for the Okanagan,
Kootenays, Central Interior,
Peace River and North Coast
areas of B.C.
Personalized service is the key to
success for Burt Chark, BCom'60,
he says. Chark runs Vanity
Hosiery and Lingerie Ltd. in
Vancouver (of which he is co-
owner) and Petite Fashions in
Richmond. . . . Fred Walchli,
BA'60, is the new senior
negotiator for B.C. native land
claims. He first joined Indian and
Northern Affairs Canada in 1966.
. . . Dr. Norman R. Vincent,
MD'61, was named a Fellow of
the American College of
Radiology on September 27, "in
recognition of his outstanding
performance in medicine.". . . .
Edward M. Hepner, BA'62,
MA'64, the former Canadian
consul in Los Angeles, has been
appointed president of Canadian
Commercial Advisers, Inc. in Los
Angeles, where he helps
Canadian businesses expand in
the U.S. market. . . . Beryl
Rowland, PhD'62 (DLit London)
was recently named a
Distinguished Research Professor
at York University in Toronto. She
is a Chaucer scholar and an
international authority on
medieval beast lore and medieval
medicine, and was the first
woman to receive a doctorate
Beryl Rowland
from UBC. . . . Patricia Siu,
BA'62, Dip. Teaching'63, is
teaching at Norgate Elementary
School in North Vancouver. . . .
Josiah Wood, BA'63, LLB'67, a
Vancouver lawyer, has been
appointed a judge of the B.C.
Supreme Court. . . . After eight
years on the Richmond Public
Library Board, Derek Francis,
BLS'64, has been made an
Honorary Trustee of the Board.
Derek is chief librarian at
Kwantlen College. . . . Back to the
land is where Sam Janzen,
BEd'64, is going after 33 years of
teaching. Janzen, a Kelowna
teacher, accepted the Central
Okanagan School District's early
retirement incentive program and
plans to spend his time travelling,
working his garden and helping
his daughter out on her farm. . . .
Marian J. T. Kamara, BSW'64,
MSW'65, is the ambassador for
Sierra Leone to the People's
Revolutionary Republic of
Guinea. . . . Also living in Africa
is Dick Williams, BASc'64, a
contract engineer with Montreal
Engineering Co., which is
working on the Jebba Hydroelectric Development Project in
Nigeria. . . . Herb Walker, BA'64
(MA, Bowling Green), former
registrar and assistant to the
president of Notre Dame
University in Nelson, B.C., now
owns and operates Puppcorn
Productions in Ottawa. The
company produces books, record
albums, tv shows and concert
performances for the educational
and family market in Canada and
the USA. . . . Figure skating and
track and field are the main areas
of interest for John R. (Jack)
White, LLB'64, a retired crown
counsel. He's a precision skate
judge and president of the Sanby
Shores Figure Skating Club in
Parksville, B.C., and is active at
the masters level in track and field
competitions. . . . After 24 years
of teaching in the Kitimat school
district, Vivian Antoniw, BEd-
E'65 (MEd, Western Washington),
has retired. . . . Comox area
businessman Stuart Hartman,
BCom'65, LLB'66, is seeking the
Progressive Conservative
nomination for the next federal
election in Comox-Powell River.
. . . Kim Morgan, BA'65 (MSW
Toronto), has moved to Nelson,
B.C. after 10 years of professional
social work in B.C., Ontario and
Quebec. Morgan now works in
training and personnel for the
provincial forestry ministry, and
is married with three children. . . .
Brian Robinson, BSW'65,
MSW'68, was recently elected
Mayor of Coquitlam to serve out
the remaining term of former
Mayor Jim Tonn. Brian was a
Coquitlam alderman for seven
years, and has received national
recognition for his years of service
to children. . . . The new
executive vice-president,
Operations, for BC Timber is
S. M. Fulton, BSc'66, (MBA SFU).
. . . Retiring after 32 years in
education is Frank Robinson,
BEd'66, former principal of
Watkins School in Kimberley. . . .
Dieting is not the answer to
excess weight, according to
nutri^on consultant Judy Toews,
BHE'66, MSc'74, who was
recently interviewed in a
Vancouver newspaper. Exercise is
the key to getting into shape, she
says. . . . Frank Dembicki, BA'67,
is assistant manager of Bache
Securities in Vancouver. . . .
Vancouver native Betty Keller,
BA'67, has been named winner of
UBC's Canadian Biography
Award for 1982 for her book,
Pauline: A Biography of Pauline
Johnson. . . . Robert T. J. Laing,
BSc'67, has moved from London,
England to New Orleans, to take
up an appointment as division
geophvsicist with Chevron
U.S.A. Inc. . . . Craig McDowall,
BCom'67, is cashing in on the
lucrative t-shirt market. Craig, of
Vancouver's Rock Merchandising
Inc., is the exclusive
merchandiser for pop musicians
Burton Cummings, Loverboy and
Bryan Adams. His company sold
$3 million worth of Loverboy t-
shirts last year. . . . Gary
(BASc'68, PhD. Imp. Coll.) and
Carol (BHE'68) Elfstrom and
family are in Belgrade, Yugoslavia
for 10 months, where Gary is
commissioning a high speed
aeronautical wind tunnel
designed by his company, DSMA
International Inc. of Toronto. . . .
Bernadet Ratsoy, BSN'68,
MSc'81, is the new president of
the Registered Nurses'
Association of B.C. She will head
the 27,000 member organization
until September 1985. . . . The
new president of the B.C. branch
of the Canadian Bar Association is
Vancouver lawyer J. J. Camp,
LLB'69 Walter DeBoni,
BASc'69, has recently been
appointed vice president,
Production, of Bow Valley
Industries Ltd. in Calgary, an
energy exploration company. . . .
Graham Farstad, BA'69 (BEd
Sask, MA Queen's) has been
appointed director of planning in
Prince George after eight years
with that city's planning
department. . . . Penny (Pollard)
Gambell, BA'69, her husband
Pearce and their three children are
living in Winfield, B.C. . . . Linda
Martin Gronert, BEd'69, has
achieved a Certified Professional
Secretary rating and opened her
own secretarial business in the
White Rock area. . . . Two
Burnaby General Hospital
technologists, Darlene Lasko,
BSc'69, and Diane Brokenshire, a
Simon Fraser University
graduate, have discovered a new,
very rare, blood type. Lasko and
Brokenshire work at the Burnaby
General blood bank. . . . The Rev.
Deryl (Dal) J. M. McCrindle,
BA'69, (BD Vancouver School of.
Theology), minister of the First
United Church in Prince Rupert,
was recently elected president
elect of the B.C. Conference of the
United Church of Canada. . . .
"The man really responsible for
building Greater Vancouver's
light rapid transit system" is how
the Vancouver Province recently
referred to Mike O'Connor,
BASc'69. Mike is project
administrator for the multi-
million dollar project. He says the
rapid transit system "will have a
tremendous impact on the
community and will create a
profound change in the travel
habits of hundreds of thousands
of Lower Mainland residents".
.... Surrey Mayor Don Ross,
BEd-S'69, is now chairman
of the Greater Vancouver
Regional District. He is a former
teacher and B.C. Lions defensive
end. . . . Eve Savory, BA'69, has
been appointed specialist reporter
in science, medicine and
technology for CBC TV's news
program, The National. She has
worked for CBC since 1974, and
most recently was The National's
reporter based in Edmonton. . . .
Ralph Wallace, BEd'69, MEd'76,
is now education administrator
for Farmington Public Schools in
Farmington, Connecticut.
18    Chronicle/ Winter 1983 "Amphitrite Light"
(Private collection)
Robert Eveleigh Walker, BCom'47
by Karen Loder
On a clear day artist Robert
Eveleigh Walker, BCom'47,
heads his powerboat out the
Nicomekl River into the Gulf of
Georgia and the Straits of Juan de
Fuca to research, photograph and
sketch lighthouses.
The lighthouse project fascinates
him. "I'm interested in their history,
the people who run them and the
areas served by them. Getting there is
half the fun," says 'Buzz' Walker,
slipping into an advertising slogan.
It comes easily to him, a natural
result of the 33 years he spent as a
creative advertising executive — 20 of
them with Jimmy Lovick and three as
vice president of Foster Advertising —
before forming his own company in
Why did he leave the business?
Because his enthusiasm was changing
and he wanted to test new abilities.
The real test was returning to UBC as
a 54-year-old student for two fine arts
courses the summer of 1980. In Aug
ust, while he awaited his marks, a call
came from Ottawa asking him to be
the Western Canada representative of
the Advertising Management Group
— the three man committee of senior
advertising consultants retained by
the federal government to advise on
national advertising policy.
A year later he resigned to paint full
time. "My studio was already set up
and I went at it with the same kind of
enthusiasm I had for the advertising
business," says Walker.
During his high school summers,
Walker worked on fishboats and in the
camps and canneries along the B.C.
coast. They are now his subjects along
with the province's gorges, rivers and
mountains. "I'm a child of the rain
forest so I paint with Emily Carr
eyes," he says. But it's the suffused
dynamism of his paintings which
attracts art dealers and leads to comparisons with Van Gogh.
Reg Ashwell, well-known art critic,
writer and founder of Pegasus (a
unique gallery on Salt Spring Island
handling top B.C. painters) has sold
10 of Walker's paintings.
"He's an exciting artist," says
Ashwell. "If he persists, continues
this sheer delight in his work, with his
energy and enthusiasm Buzz could be
as great as any painter in Canada. He
has all the ingredients — the discipline, energy, drive and natural talent."
Walker is now planning his first
exhibition next spring at Vancouver's
Alex Fraser Gallery. ^
Chronicle/ Winter 1983    19 Thomas D. Coldicutt Jr., BA'70,
is the new resident manager for
Osier Wills Bickle Ltd. in
Vancouver, the second oldest
brokerage firm in Canada. . . .
Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council in Ottawa has a
new director of grants in Janet
Halliwell, MSc'70, (BSc Queens).
She directs expenditures of about
$160 million annually. . . . Bryan
Newson, BA'70, now edits Pacific
Yachting magazine, after a varied
career with other magazines such
as Books in Canada and Arts
Canada. . . . Dick Richardson,
MA'70, has been awarded a PhD
by the University of London.
Richardson, a senior lecturer in
history at Teesside Polytechnic in
Cleveland, U.K., wrote his
dissertation on the disarmament
policy of the British Conservative
government of 1924-29. . . . AI
Dadler, BSF'70, has been
appointed general manager of
Welwood of Canada in the
forestry company's Quesnel
operation. . . . Mark C. Munroe,
BA'71 (B. Arch. Carleton) has
started his own practice in
architecture. He does home
additions and alterations and
small retail developments. . . .
The new director of Cariboo
College's business and
mathematics division is Richard
Olesen, MA'71. . . . The Sword of
St. Paul is the title of a history of
the Roman Catholic diocese of
Saskatoon, written by Duncan
Robertson, BLS'71 (MA Sask.).
. . . Derek Soles, BA'71, has been
appointed co-ordinator of the
English department at Camosun
College in Victoria, while his wife
Mary Soles, BA'72, runs her own
management consulting firm. . . .
Surrey Municipal Clerk Wayne
Vollrath, BA'71, has been
accepted into the Academy for
Advanced Education of the
International Institute of
Municipal Clerks. . . . Alan F.J.
Artibise, PhD'72, has moved
from Victoria to Winnipeg, where
he is director of the Institute of
Urban Studies as the University of
Winnipeg. In June he was
awarded the Tremaine Medal by
the Bibliographic Society of
Canada for a bibliography of
Canadian urban history. . . . Jean
Buzan, MA'72, is a 67-year-old
gerontologist in Vancouver who
doesn't like the term "the
elderly". She says people over 65
shouldn't be pleased when
someone tells them they don't
look their age, because it isn't a
compliment. . . . After studies at
Cambridge, Harold Dressier,
BA'72 (BD Northwest Baptist,
Phd. Cambridge) has returned
home to Vancouver and
Northwest Baptist Theological
College, where he is a professor
of Biblical Studies. . . . Despite
what it says on his diploma,
Wayne Dueck, MSW'72, says he
isn't involved in social work at all.
He's just opened a general
interest bookstore in Saskatoon,
where he already owns a
children's bookstore and a
religious bookstore. . . . New
principal at Coppervale
Elementary School in Ashcroft,
B.C, is Rob Noyes, BEd-S'72.
Rob taught in Gibsons before his
appointment. . . . Joe Sasaki,
BASc'72, is a partner in the
chartered accounting firm of
Ladyman-Sasaki in Vernon. . . .
Melanie Elaine Waite (nee
Leslie), MSW'72, is currently an
assistant professor and
coordinator of field education in
the Lakehead University's social
work department in Thunder Bay,
Ontario. She is also involved in
family mediation in private
practice, she writes. . . . The new
principal at David Thompson
Secondary School in Lake
Windermere, B.C. is Don
Gordon, BEd-S'73. He has taught
in several schools around the
province. . . . Brian LaPointe,
BSF'73, his wife Karen, BA'72,
and their two children have
recently returned to Prince
George, where Brian is Woods
manager for Carrier Lumber Ltd.
He was formerly a district
manager for the ministry of
forests in Lillooet. . . . Ruth
Round, BMus'73, headed the
string program in the 1983
KamloopsTnterior Summer
School of Music at Cariboo
College. She is principal violist
with the Okanagan, Prince
George and Kamloops Symphony
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Orchestras. . . . George Atkinson,
BMus'74, teaches band at
Parkcrest Elementary School in
Kamloops, and was formerly
principal horn with the Kamloops
Symphony Orchestra. . . . Carol J.
Gibson-Wood, MA'74 (PhD,
London), is an assistant professor
of art history at Queen's
University in Kingston, after
completing her PhD at the
University of London in 1982. . . .
Greig Edward Henderson, BA'74
(MA, PhD, Toronto) has just been
appointed professor of English at
the University of Toronto. The
appointment, funded by the
Mellon Foundation, is one of the
first permanent professorships
granted by U of T in the past
decade. . . . Josephine Margolis,
BA'74, LLB'77, is an associate
with the Ladner Downs law firm
in Vancouver. The former
Ubyssey reporter is one of five tax
lawyers with the firm, the third
largest in Vancouver. . . . Dennis
Tetreau, BPE'74, has a new job as
principal of Columbia Valley
Elementary School in Parson,
B.C., a town near Golden. . . .
Fernie native Blair East, BCom'75,
has been appointed Burnaby
manager for Price Waterhouse.
. . . Entomologist Dr. Murray
Isman, BSc'75, MSc'77 (PhD. Cal-
Davis), has joined the plant
science department in the UBC
Agricultural Sciences Faculty. He
teaches pesticides and insect
physiology courses. . . . Bradford
W. Morse, LLB'75 (BA Rutgers,
LLM York), has been appointed
vice-dean of the University of
Ottawa's law faculty. His latest
book, Aboriginal People and the
Law, was published in October.
. . . Boris Chinkis, BCom'76,
handles marketing for La Belle
Rose, a special occasion clothing
store owned by his family in
Vancouver. . . . Barbara Estey,
BSN'76, is director of resident care
at the new Shorncliffe Long Term
Intermediate Care Home in
Sechelt. . . . Speaking on behalf of
women in western Canada is a big
responsibility, but one that Eileen
Hendry, MA'76 (BA Sir George
Williams), enjoys as vice-
president western region of the
Canadian Advisory Council on
the Status of Women. Hendry is a
registered psychologist and has
published extensively. . . . Dr.
Allan D. Jepson, BSc'76, is a
professor in the University of
Toronto's computer science
department. . . . Hugh Laidlaw,
BA'76 (M. Div. Trinity, Toronto),
now makes his home in
Kazabazua, Quebec. . . . Making a
strong plea for more midwives in
Canada in a recent Vancouver
newspaper article is Maureen
Minden, BSN'76: "Countries
have the best birth statistics,
healthier mothers and babies with
less medical intervention when
midwives are preventative-care
experts in the health-care
systems," she writes. . . . Denise
Chong, BA'77, is an adviser on
economic policy in the Prime
Minister's Office in Ottawa.
Previously, she was an executive
assistant to B.C. Senator Ray
Perrault. . . . Representing the
Liberal cause in the federal
byelection in Mission-Port Moody
20    Chronicle/ Winter 1983 was Louis Duprat, LLB'77. He
placed third in the voting. . . .
Robert A. Frederick, BA'77, is
putting his film studies to good
use, working with the CBC
television series, "The
Beachcombers", in Gibsons. . . .
T. M. Horbulyk, BSc(Agr)'77, is
studying for her MA in economics
at Queen's University after
receiving scholarships from the
Socia.1 Sciences and Humanities
Research Council of Canada and
Queen's University. . . . Brian
Jones, BSc'77, is working as a
software analyst with SEL Canada
in Toronto, a company involved
with the Vancouver advanced
light rapid transit system. . . .
Heather Allyne Pocock, BSc'77
and Mark Pocock, BSc'77, have
recently graduated with masters
degrees in engineering from
Waterloo. Mark's degree was in
audio-engineering, while Heather
received hers in chemical
engineering.      . Thomas A.
Thomson, BSF'77 (PhD Cal-
Berkeley), has been appointed an
assistant professor of forestry at
the University of Illinois. . . .
Maureen Rachel Curtis, BA'78, is
editor of the Merritt Herald, the
weekly newspaper in Merritt. . . .
Eric Epstein, BA'78, is co-artistic
director of the newly-formed
Vancouver Shakespeare Festival
Society, which had its first season
in the summer of 1983. Epstein
has worked in England and Wales
and in 1982 produced and
directed Shakespeare's Twelfth
Night at Vancouver's Firehall
Theatre. . . . Dr. Ron Fulton,
DMD'78, is in practice in Vernon,
B.C. . . . A. F. 'Tony' Lomas,
BCom'78, recently established
A. F. Lomas and Associates in
Vancouver. The companv
specializes in executive
recruitment and organization
development consulting. . . .
Chun Wong, BSC'78, DMD'83 is
checking teeth in Vanderhoof,
B.C. these days as the town's new
dentist. . . . Heading south to
Quesnel from Fraser Lake is
teacher Jim Lust, BPE'78, who is
now teaching at Correlieu
Secondary School, after four years
at Fraser Lake Elementarv
Secondary School. . . .Jeff
Barnett, BSc (Pharm.)'79, is now
in charge of the cancer clinic
pharmacy at Royal Jubilee
Hospital in Victoria. . . . After two
years of "evading flocks of gringo-
chasing chiquitas (senoritas, not
bananas)" as a CUSO volunteer in
Peru, Howard A. Bennett, PhD'79
"arrived in the wilds of northern
Alberta" where he now works on
oil sands research in the
University of Alberta's chemistry
department. . . . Kirk P. Caza,
BCom'79, has a job many people
would envy. He's working in
Bermuda as a chartered
accountant. . . . Margaret Cavers,
BA'79, has turned from history at
UBC to art at Northern Lights
College. She is pursuing
independent studies in painting
and graphic design at the college
in Fort St. John, and has had her
work displayed in art shows. . . .
William C. Clark, PhD'79, writes
that "To my great surprise, I was
recently named a MacArthur
Prize fellow, with an award of
$180,000 over the next five years
to let me 'pursue whatever course
I will, without financial or
institutional constraint.' Thanks
to UBC and friends!" Clark is
doing research at the Institute for
Energy Analysis in Oak Ridge,
Tennessee. . . . Missionary
medical work is the goal of
Eleanor Foster, BSc'79 (DM
Calgary) of Powell River. After
two years post graduate work in
Newfoundland, she plans to go
overseas, perhaps to Pakistan. . . .
Michelle Gibson, BFA'79, is the
host of CKVU-TV's "Vancouver
Today" television show. . . . Al-
Nashir Jamal, BCom'79, is
financial manager for the B.C. and
Yukon region of Katimavik,
Canada's volunteer youth
development program. ... Ed
Neufeld, BA'79 (MDiv, Trinity
Evangelical Divinity School) is
pastor of the North Vancouver
Evangelical Free Church. He
promises to "darken the door
posts of my beloved alma mater
from time to time" now that he is
in the area. . . . Barbara Hills
Partridge, BEd'79, has just
published Men For All Seasonings,
a cookbook featuring the recipes
of 50 Vancouver men. She is
completing her MEd at UBC this
year. . . . Letitia "Tish" Sladden,
BEd-E'79, is setting up a library
for the Peace River School
District. She says it's the second
library she's had to set up from
Melbourne, Australia is the
temporary home of W. L. Craig
Campbell, BCom'80 (CA'82), who
is on a two-vear tour of duty with
Price Waterhouse. . . . Jim Green,
MA'80, was in the news in
September when he took part in
the occupation of Premier Bill
Bennett's Vancouver office. Green
is organizer for the Downtown
East Side Residents Association in
Vancouver. . . . The new
personnel manager for
Woodwards Stores in Penticton is
Michael Miller, BCom'80.    . .
Kenneth G. Myrdal, BCom'80,
was the winner of the 1983
Registered Industrial Accountants
Gold Medal for Achievement. . . .
Takenori Suzuki, PhD'80 is an
associate professor at Hachinohe
Institute of Technology, Dept. of
Energy Engineering, in
Hachinohe, Japan. His wife,
Yoshiko Suzuki, MA'79, received
her degree in linguistics from
UBC. . . . Ian Fenwick, MFA'81,
is head of the theatre department
at Fraser Valley College and
artistic director of the Chilliwack
The Oldest and Largest
British Columbia Trust Company
JR. Longstaffe, B.A. '57, LL.B. '58- Chairman
D.B. Mussenden, B.Comm. '76
G.A. McGavin, B.Comm. '60 - President
- Manager Property Dept.
AG. Armstrong, LL.B. '59- Director
T.W.Q. Sam, B.Comm. 72
W.R. Wyman, B.Comm. '56 - Director
- Manager. Central Services
J.C.M. Scott, B.A. '47, B.Comm. '47
G.B. Atkinson, B.A. '70, LL.B. '73
- General Insurance
- Secretary and Corporate Counsel
P.L. Hazell, B.Comm. '60
E. DeMarchi, B.Comm. '76 - Mortgage Underwriter
- Manager, Trust Administration
RF. Rennison, B.Comm '80
D.D. Roper, B.Comm., '77
- Assistant Mortgage Underwriter
- Internal Auditor
R.G. Clark, B.A. '77, MBA '83 - Trust Officer
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Seguin, MSc'81, is chief, Medical
Administration Service, at the
Veterans Administration Medical
Centre in Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma Philip D.
Seligman, BCom'81, LLB'82, is a
lawyer with Goldman and
Company in Vancouver. . . .
Murray Bamford, BPE'82, is
teaching at David Hoy
Elementary School in Fort St.
James, B.C., on a one-year
contract. . . . R. Mark Brown,
BEd'82, teaches English as a
second language in Seoul, South
Korea. He hopes to stay there
long enough to learn the Korean
language. . . . Trombonist
Andrew Clayden, BMus'82, has
been awarded a Marie Manson
Memorial Arts Award, which is
given annually to artists in the
Shuswap area. Clayden was the
winner this year in the senior
brass category of the B.C.
Association ot Performing Arts
Festival competition. . . .
"Helping people to plan for their
financial independence and their
success" is how Frank Low,
BSc'82, describes his job as a
financial consultant with Principal
Group Ltd. in Victoria. He's
working towards his Chartered
Financial Planner designation. . . .
Teaching in the Kitimat area is
Rick Nyce, BEd-E'82. Nyce was
recently guest of honor at the
Haisla awards night ceremony in
Kitamaat Village. . . . James D.
Quarshie, MA'82, has been
teaching at the University of Cape
Coast in Cape Coast, Ghana since
1977, when he took a leave of
absence from UBC. He worked
towards his degree while
lecturing at Cape Coast. . . . Mark
W. Hilton, BCom'83, is a money-
market specialist with Dominion
Securities Ames Ltd. in
Arthur Dudley Beirnes, LLB'50,
June 1983 in Vancouver. A
recently retired judge of the B.C.
Provincial Court, he practiced law
in Vancouver before being
appointed to the bench in 1968.
He was particularly interested in
military history and jazz music.
He is survived by his wife
Virginia Elaine, daughter Denise
Lorraine Beirnes Birt, son-in-law
Monty Arnett Birt; granddaughter
Ashley Melissa Birt and mother-
in-law Theresa Galloway.
Memorial gifts to the UBC Health
Sciences Centre for cancer
research were greatly
Dr. G. Peter Browne, BA'51,
MA'53, July 1983 in Ottawa. Dr.
Browne was a professor of history
at Carleton University in Ottawa
from 1966 to 1983. At UBC he won
a number of scholarships. He also
attended Merton College at
Oxford, and taught at the
University of Wisconsin before
moving to Carleton where he
taught British and Canadian
constitutional history, British
imperial history and
Commonwealth history. He was
actively involved in the Canadian
constitutional debate.
Archibald McCallister Byers,
BCom'41, BSF'46 (MF, Duke), July
1983 in Comox. He was a self-
employed consulting forester and
a member of the Comox-
Strathcona Regional District's
Economic Development
Commission until his retirement
in 1982. He is survived by his wife
Helga, daughter Alison and son
David, and predeceased by his
first wife, Caroline L. Johnson
Freda Clarke, BA'31, July 1983.
Fred EUey, BSc'27, August 1983 in
San Diego. He was born in Fernie,
B.C. and was active in the
Outdoors Club at UBC. He
worked for the Metropolitan Life
Insurance Co. in New York from
1932 to 1970. He is survived by his
wife Anne, daughter Rose-Marie,
a son and a granddaughter.
William John Schubert Fraser,
BASc'32, March 1983 in Ottawa.
He is survived by his wife,
Catherine E. Fraser.
Arthur Halleran, BEd-S'59,
October 1981 in Summerland,
B.C. He taught for many years in
various parts of B.C., and was
actively involved in Summerland
community affairs. He is survived
by his wife Bess, son Arthur,
daughters Fraces and Kathleen,
and their families.
Faith F. Hodgson, BA'36, March
1983 in Victoria.
Dr. Frederick B. Johnston, BA'27,
MA'28, August 1983.
Isabel Gray McMillan, BA'16 (BA
Washington), August 1983 in
Vancouver. A member of the first
graduating class of UBC, she was
also president of the first
Women's Undergraduate Society,
the last survivor of the class of
1916, and an active participant in
the Great Trek in 1922. Miss
McMillan was a teacher with the
Vancouver School Board, and
headed the home economics
department at Kitsilano Junior
and Senior High School until her
retirement. She donated
generously to the Canadian ,
National Institute for the Blind for
the establishment of a scholarship
for blind students at UBC. She
was predeceased by her sister
Marjorie Cameron Orr and
brother Dr. John A. MacMillan,
BA'28. She is survived by her
brother-in-law Oscar Orr, sister-
in-law Beatrice MacMillan and
several nieces and nephews.
Evelyn C. Maguire, BASc'37,1982
in Vancouver.
Philip L. Malkin, BCom'52, June
1983 in Vancouver.
Michael C. Manning, BCom'59,
May 1983 in Victoria.
Edith I. Martin, BA'25, April
Alvin Jackson Narod, BASc
(Civil)'44, March 1983 in
Vancouver. He was chairman and
chief executive officer of B.C.
Place in Vancouver at the time of
his death, and was formerly head
of Narod Construction Ltd.
Among his company's
accomplishments was the George
Massey Tunnel. He is survived by
his wife Eileen, son Jeffrey, and
daughters Wendy, Alison and
Alice Neil, MA'32, July 1983. She
was a long-time supporter of the
arts at UBC, and for more than 20
years represented the University
Chapter of the IODE on UBC's
Fine Arts Committee, helping to
establish the Fine Arts Gallery
and the Fine Arts Foundation.
Funds she raised still provide
annual scholarships and
assistance to the gallery.
Dr. Verner Robert Nelson,
BSc'65, PhD'69, August 1983 in
Montreal. He is survived by his
wife Marian and his daughters
Krista and Meryl.
Gordoh Paton, BA'51, BEd'53,  ,
MEd'63, June 1983 in Burnaby.
Former superintendent of schools
with the Coquitlam schodl
district, he is survived by his wife
Jane and two daughters.
Dr. Albert E. (Ab) Richards,
BSA'23, DSc'49, MA (Wise), PhD
(Cornell), September 1983 in
Saanich. Dr. Richards, then
president of the Students'
Council, was one of the primary
movers behind the Great Trek of
1922 and served as general
chairman of the Trek. He worked
for the federal department of
agriculture for more than 30
years, serving with distinction
before his retirement in 1962.
Mervyn Morton Smith, BA'34,
September 1983. He is survived
by his wife Margaret M. Smith,
BA'34, BEd-E'54, daughter Joan
M. Cerny, BMus'71 and her
Robert Sterling, BA'77, February
1983. A band councillor and
education co-ordinator with the
Nicola Valley Area Council near
Kamloops, he was the first native
student in the valley to graduate
from high school, the first home
school co-ordinator in B.C. and a
UBC psychology graduate. A
$1,000 scholarship for native
students from the Nicola Valley
has been established in his honor.
Winifred M. Stewart, BA'36,
DPHN'47, July 1983 in
T. M. C. "Tommy" Taylor, BA'26
(PhD Toronto), August 1983 in
Victoria. He was formerly head of
UBC's Department of Biology and
Botany and director of the UBC
Botanical Gardens. He was widely
known as one of Canada's leading
experts on ferns and roses, and
maintained an active interest in
his discipline after his retirement
in 1968.
W. J. Turner, BASc'53, March
1983, in Vancouver.
Earl J. Vance, LLB'32, September
1983 in Vancouver. He was
president of the UBC Alma Mater
Society in 1932. He was called to
the bar in 1936, and was named a
judge in 1965. He is survived by
his daughter, Sally A. Williams.
Captain John C. Veitch,
BCom'58, December 1982 in
Dr. Neil L. Wilson, BA'47,
September 1983.
George Wilson, BA'41, July 1983
in Surrey. A long-time Surrey
resident and former school
teacher, he is survived by his
brother Andrew and sister-in-law
Anita of Surrey and nephew Ed
Wilson of Penticton. ^j
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