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3_—    3 PROFILE OF A
MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT
On Being A Management Accountant:
There's nothing like being in the middle
of the action. And quite frankly, that's where
my R.I.A? designation propelled me. I'm
always trying to figure out today what will
happen tomorrow in the financial marketplace, constantly faced with the challenge of
making decisions on millions of dollars
of Cominco's borrowings and investments.
Without any doubt, the R.I. A? program
instilled in me the training, the techniques
and the confidence needed to make these
important decisions. And it all began with
my decision to become a Management
Accountant.. .the best one I've ever made.
The designation has been instrumental in my
career growth within Cominco.
Education:
• Bachelor of Commerce with Honours, UBC,
May 1980 (Dean's Honour Roll 1977-1980)
• R.I.A., Society of Management Accountants
(1983 Gold Medal Canada, Gold Medal B.C.)
Career History with Cominco:
(an integrated natural resource company)
• Cash Manager (Current) Management of
cash flow for Cominco and some related
companies. Managing Cominco's short-
term banking, investment and borrowing
activities; managing foreign exchange;
implementing reporting and information
systems.
• Money Market Trader (1985-86)
Accountable for executing short-term debt,
investment and foreign exchange contracts.
• Accounting Supervisor, Corporate
Reporting (1984-85) Supervised the
preparation of Cominco's consolidated
financial statements and management
reports.
• Corporate Reporting Accountant (1981-84)
Participated m the preparation of the
company's consolidated financial reports.
• Financial Trainee (1980-81) Entered
Cominco as a financial trainee.
Ken Myrdal, EComm., R.I.A.*
Cash Manager, Money Market Trader,
Cominco Ltd.
Management Accountants hold
positions as controEers, financial
managers, internal aliditors. vice*
presidents of finance, chief execiitive
officers and more, lb learn how
you can become a Management
Accountant, call or write us today.
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•Registered members of The Society of Management Accountants of British Columbia presently utilize the designation RIA. Legislation to change
it to CMA (Certified Management Accountant) received first reading at the last sitting of the British Columbia Legislature. The legislative process
will be reinitiated at the next sitting of the Legislature. Currently the CMA designation is used by our colleagues in the rest of Canada.
2    CHRONICLE/SPRING THE  ALUMNI  UBC
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VOLUME 41, NUMBER 1	
NEWS IN BRIEF
4
YOU GET BACK WHAT YOU GIVE
Winner of Great Trekker Award
talks about 23 years of service
8
LITERARY LUSTRE
Author Ann Ireland brings national
recognition to campus
10
THUNDERBIRD FOOTBALL
THRILLER
On the field or in the classroom,
UBC is awesome
12
LET THE CLAPPING CONTINUE
UBC lends a hand to ensure
Orpheum's rave reviews continue
14
HAGEN ON CAMPUS
At UBC and in Victoria,
the new minister is a hands-on player
15
UBC LIBRARY
Everbody loves her but will they make
support payments?
19
UBC ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF MANAGEMENT
ELECTION 1987-89
22
ALUMNI ACTIVITIES
25
CLASS ACTS
28
SPRING 1987
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ELECTION RESULTS
CHANCELLOR:
LESLIE R. PETERSON, LLB'49
SENATE:
DAVID A. ANDERSON, LLB'62
DONALD  G.A.  CARTER,
BCom'66, PhD77
SANDRA  C.   LINDSTROM,
BA'71,MSc'73, PhD'85
MURRAY G. McMILLAN, LLB'81
MARY LETT PLANT, BA'52
ELBERT S. REID, BASc'51
MICHAEL M. RYAN, BCom'53
L.  JOANNE  STAN,  BSR'70,
MEd'81, EdD'86
MINORU    SUGIMOTO,    BA'56,
MEd'66
GORDON A. THOM, BCom'56,
MBA58,MEd'71
NANCY WOO, BA'69, MSc'73
Both the Chancellor and Senate members will serve for
three year terms. Complete results will appear in the
Summer issue.
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
In the past year, the Alumni Association has accomplished a great
deal. We now have a long-range plan
in place for the Association and a
variety of initiatives in support of the
plan have begun to take hold.
The Alumni Association has sponsored more events than ever before
and our branches have expanded to
include graduates in major cities all
over the world.
We plan to continue our partnership with the University in a development role and to improve our
close relationship with the University and faculty while continuing to
maintain our autonomy as the
Alumni Association.
The Publications Board of The
Chronicle has played a significant
role in helping to re-examine and
improve the Association. We are
presently doing a communications
audit with a view to keeping our
alumni better informed and increasing input from them. The Alumni
Fund is continuing to grow so that
more scholarships and bursaries can
be offered. It has been a rewarding
year for myself and the Assocation.
We have made a commitment to
keep graduates informed and up-to-
date on all of the University's accomplishments.
William B. McNulty, BPE'68,
MPE'70, MA'83
President, University of British
Columbia Alumni Association
CHRONICLE/SPRING   3 NEWS IN BRIEF
DEPARTMENT
HEAD HONORED
AT MEDICAL BALL
As he sauntered to the podium at the
34th annual Medical Ball, UBC Pathology Department head David Hardwick,
MD'57, FRCP(C)'74, was given a standing ovation by the 400 Medicine students, alumni and faculty at the Pan
Pacific Hotel ballroom.
One of the requirements for a great
university is a great alumni, he said in
his acceptance speech. "I am proud to
accept this honor from such a great
alumni," he added.
Hardwick, a popular teacher, runs the
large Pathology Department, coordinating millions of dollars in research
and laboratory services at the massive
Vancouver General Hospital labs.
"I like to teach," he said earlier in an
interview. "I'm basically a performer."
Born into a family of educators, he
originally planned to teach school, but
switched to medicine. He studied as a
pediatrician, but ended up in pathology
— the study of diseases. He became a
pathology teacher, but ended up building the Pathology Department into the
biggest in Canada and one of the best in
the world.
He explains that good fortune allowed him to lure some of the best researchers to UBC in the 1960s, when
the low U.S. dollar and rapid expansion
at the University made the Pathology
Department very attractive to internationally respected pathologists.
But good luck is only part of the story.
Hardwick's ability to coordinate the talents and energy of others was instrumental in the development of the B.C.
Children's Hospital. " I just happened to
sit in the chair while other people
created the place," he says.
He put into action the idea of creating
a Medicine Alumni Division of the
Alumni Association. Now he is
spearheading the construction of a
Medicine Student and Alumni Centre,
to be built adjacent to VGH.
"The Faculty Citation Award singles
out one person who exemplifies the
high standards we set for the educators
of our youth," Alumni Association president Bill McNulty said in presenting the
award.
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Dr. David Hardwick, MD'57, FRCP(Cj'74, is UBC's Pathology Department Head and the
winner ofthe Faculty Citation Award. Photographed in the VGH Pathology lab.
Eric Eggertson photo.
FORMER TEACHER HONORED
After 60 years of active membership
with the University Women's Club, Evelyn Lett, BA'17, MA'26, LLD'58, has
been honored through the creation of a
scholarship bearing her name.
The Evelyn Lett Scholarship, which
celebrates her 60 years with the UWC
and her 90th birthday, will be awarded
to a student in women's studies at Simon Fraser University.
She taught in Saskatchewan after
graduating from UBC. After returning
for her Master's degree, she taught at
John Oliver High School before marrying the late Chief Justice Sherwood
Lett, BA'16, LLD'45, in 1928.
She served as president of the University Women's Club of Vancouver in
1936. Her daughter, Mary Lett Plant,
held the same office from 1980-82,
making them the only mother and
daughter to both hold the presidency.
Her involvement with volunteer organizations included the Canadian Girls
in Training, helping found the Salvation
Army Maywood Home for Girls, the
Women's Auxiliary to Vancouver General Hospital, and the Vancouver Academy of Music.
She has received honorary degrees
from both UBC and SFU. ■
4    CHRONICLE/SPRING NEWS IN BRIEF
MAJOR DONORS
THANKED
The University thanked its major donors for their continued support at the
Wesbrook Society sixth annual black
tie dinner Dec. 4 at the Faculty Club.
More than 350 people attended the
dinner, hosted by Wesbrook Society
Chairman Leslie Peterson, President
David Strangway, and Chancellor Robert Wyman.
President Strangway and Chancellor
Wyman singled out six donors whose
recent contributions have helped the
University continue to provide excellence in education: Samuel Belzberg,
president and chief executive officer of
the First City Trust Corporation and Peter Wall, chairman of Wall and Redekop
Corporation, who each donated $1 million; the many foundations, corporations and individuals who contributed
to a $500,000 endowment for a re-
Head table at the Wesbrook Society Dinner held on December 4, 1986.
the University.
President Strangway asked members
of the Wesbrook Society — a group of
more than 1,200 major donors to the
University, to take part in the Wesbrook
Leadership Awareness Program, a series of small forums and workshops to
be held this year to discuss centres of
excellence and issues facing the University.
The dinner also provided an opportunity for the Alumni Association to bestow an Honorary Life Membership on
New York hotel developer and New
York Times rowing correspondent Norman Hildes-Heim. Association President Bill McNulty lauded Mr. Hildes-
Heim for the moral and financial aid he
as given the UBC rowing program over
the years. ■
UBC president, Dr. David W. Strangway,
speaking at the Wesbrook Dinner.
search position in Korean Studies, most
notably Korean automaker Hyundai,
and Bruce Howe, formerly of the B.C.
Resources Investment Corporation,
who was thanked for his work on the
endowment; Sony Canada distributor
Joseph Cohen and his wife Frances for
the $100,000 establishment of the Joseph and Frances Cohen Fund to channel their contributions to UBC; Shell
Canada, which pledged $90,000 to establish a geophysics work station and
purchase new seismic equipment for
the University; and the Variety Club,
which gave $35,000 to UBC's Crane Library for the Blind.
Mr. Belzberg made his donation
through the Dystonia Medical Research
Foundation, which will create a laboratory for research into Dystonia, a puzzling brain disorder. Mr. Wall has set up
a foundation to assist various areas of
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CHRONICLE/SPRING   5 NEWS IN BRIEF
UBC LOSES A
FRIEND
UBC lost a long-time friend and benefactor on Boxing Day when Ida Mabelle
Green passed away at the age of 83 in La
Jolla, California.
Her association with UBC began with
her 1926 marriage to Cecil H. Green, a
young engineering student following
up his studies at UBC with a masters
degree at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology. Their 60 years of marriage
began with a variety of jobs and moves
across North America. They settled in
Dallas, Texas after Cecil Green bought
into a geophysics company, and together they helped build Texas Instruments into a leader in the electronics
field.
In 1979 Ida Green received an honorary doctor of laws from the university in
recognition of her valuable support of
education in British Columbia and in
dozens of other universities around the
world.
In 1966 the Greens provided
$200,000 for the purchase and renovation of the UBC estate now known as
Cecil Green Park, the university's
alumni centre. In 1970, they gave
$600,000 for the establishment of the
Cecil and Ida Green Visiting Professorships, bringing internationally respected scholars to UBC for short periods.
Cec/7 and Ida Green at the opening of
Cecil Green Park.
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They were jointly chosen by the Alma
Mater Society as the 1984 recipients of
the Great Trekker Award.
The Greens split their time between
homes in Dallas and La Jolla. Ida Mabelle (Flansburgh) Green died at the
Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, just one of
scores of educational institutions which
received her financial support during
her long life.
Our sympathies go out to Cecil Green,
whose loss is felt deeply by all who
knew Ida. ■
GEOGRAPHY'S
40th
The UBC Geography Department is
celebrating its 40th anniversary since
Dr. J. Lewis Robinson arrived on campus to organize geography programs.
The Department has seen more than
2,500 students graduate with Bachelor
degrees (majors and honors) in Geography. Dr. Robinson also started a graduate program in 1947 which presently
offers an M.A. degree, M.Sc. degree in
Physical Geography, and the Ph.D.
There are now 36 UBC Geography
graduates teaching at Canadian universities, plus 20 more at American and
other foreign universities.
Dr. Olav Slaymaker, Head of the Department, and the 22 full-time faculty
members (8 of whom are UBC graduates) hope that all Geography graduates
had the chance to visit the rebuilt Geography Building during Open House held
in March, 1987. ■
REQUEST FOR
NOMINATIONS
The Elsie Gregory MacGill Memorial Foundation commemorates the
life and achievements of this distinguished professional engineer and leading figure in the arena of women's issues.
The second annual Elsie Gregory
MacGill Memorial Award, consisting of
$5,000 and a sculpture by Maryon Kan-
taroff, will be made by the Foundation
in May 1987.
Nominations are invited of Canadian
citizens, resident in Canada, who meet
the following conditions:
1. the person has made an exceptional
contribution in the fields of education, science, technology, or relief of
6    CHRONICLE/SPRING NEWS IN BRIEF
poverty by which the public benefit
was or will be served;
2. the person selected will use the
funds: a) to improve the physical environment or to provide equal opportunities for women or disabled persons, through a registered charity; or
b)to support research concerned
with engineering, applied sciences,
or women's studies, through a Canadian university; or c) to further her
or his own post graduate education
in engineering, applied sciences, or
women's studies, at a Canadian university.
Candidates must be proposed in writing by two or more persons not related
to the nominee.
The letter of nomination should describe fully the way in which the
achievement complies with condition
1) above, be accompanied by supporting documents giving evidence of the
work of the nominee, provide evidence
that the funds awarded will be used as
in part 2) above, and include the nominee's full name and address, date of
birth, citizenship, and occupation.
Nominations, including all supporting documentation, should be sent to
the Elsie Gregory MacGill Memorial
Award Selection Committee, 30
Chelford Road, Don Mills, Ontario, M3B
2E5, and must be received by April 1,
1987.
The announcement of the Award will
be made directly to the recipient during
May 1987. At that time the recipient
must agree to publicly acknowledge receipt of the Award by allowing her or
his name, achievements, and use of the
Award to be published. ■
THE SHRUM
BOWL IS BACK!
The long lost gridiron grudge match
between UBC and SFU footballers, dormant since the Thunderbirds won the
last game in 1982, will be revived in
time for the 1987 season.
"I'm glad it's back, says UBC Head
Coach Frank Smith, who has won four
of the five games he has coached since
1978.
"The game is a great focus event for
our UBC alumni and students," adds
Smith, "plus our players will be really
charged up. Representing the UBC
community against Simon Fraser
should be an important early season
goal for us."
Previous Shrum Bowls have featured
an intense rivalry between the students
of the two universities and should add
to an already competitive agenda in
basketball and soccer, among other
sports.
The big game will be held on Saturday, September 12th at 7:30 p.m. at
Swangard Stadium in Burnaby and
plans are underway to maintain the
event on an annual basis on the second
or third weekend of September. Proceeds will go to charity. ■
National Alumni
Scholarship Program
The University of British
Columbia Alumni Association
awards two scholarships each
year to Canadian students
living outside of B.C. who plan
to attend UBC.
The Douglas T. Kenny
National Alumni Scholarship,
named after former University
president Douglas Kenny, is
awarded to two students with
records of achievement in
school and the community.
Preference is given to sons and
daughters of UBC graduates.
Applications must be
received by the UBC Alumni
Association no later than May 1,
1987. Application forms and
further information are available
from:
Rachel Zuckermann
UBC Alumni Association
6251 Cecil Green Park Road
Vancouver, B.C. V6T1W5
(604)228-3313
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CHRONICLE/SPRING   7 Anne MacKenzie Stevenson graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of
Arts Degree in 1927 and returned last
October to accept the Alma Mater Society's Great Trekker Award for commitment to education and public service.
The six decades between graduation
and the award ceremony have been
decades of devotion for Anne Stevenson — devotion to the teaching profession, to the cause of the native peoples
of B.C.'s Cariboo region and to serving
the Williams Lake community.
Williams Lake, where Stevenson has
spent most of her working life, is a city
of 8,500, 545 km northeast of Vancouver. The Indian name for the location, "Colunetza," means "gathering
place of the lordly ones." Looking at her
accomplishments, Stevenson may well
deserve to be called one of the 'lordly
ones.'
This is not the first time she has been
honored for her achievements. She received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Simon Fraser University in
1982, when she was praised for her
"quiet, unsung, often tedious and trying
volunteer work." The Anne Stevenson
Junior Secondary School in Williams
Lake was so named in honor of her 23
years of service, as both teacher and
trustee, in the Cariboo-Chilcotin school
district.
Stevenson's father, Roderick MacKenzie, was a Highland Scot, who, as she
says, "felt he was an explorer." She was
born in Johannesburg, South Africa,
but the family moved to Canada in 1909
when she was six years old. They lived
in North Vancouver, then Squamish,
where her father opened a drygoods
store. He later established the business
in Williams Lake, and old friends are
Anne Stevenson, BA'27, PhD, receives the
Great Trekker Award (shown in
foreground) at the annual dinner held
October 22, 1986. Eric Eggertson photo.
You get back
what you give
WINNER OF GREAT TREKKER AWARD
TALKS ABOUT 6 DECADES OF SERVICE
by Anne Sharp
8    CHRONICLE/SPRING fond of saying "first came Roderick
MacKenzie, then B.C. Rail."
Stevenson says her father raised her
to be public-minded. "During the Depression, the Chilcotin ranchers could
only pay their bills at my father's store
twice a year when they sold their cattle.
But my dad had to pay his bills all year
round. Many of these ranchers have
since told me that they could never
have carried on if it hadn't been for my
dad."
Like her father, both Anne Stevenson
and the husband she met at UBC,
Douglas, became involved in community affairs, she in education and he as
chairman of the Williams Lake hospital
board.
Stevenson's involvement in education
went beyond her own community. She
and her husband, who died 14 years
ago, were founding members of the
SFU President's Circle, a prestigious
group of benefactors who meet periodically to discuss issues relevant to university development. She is also a
founder of Cariboo College in Kamloops, and served as a long-standing
member of the Cariboo College board,
including chairman for six years.
Stevenson has had a life-long interest
"Languages, not just
English and French, will
become more important
in the future."
in native Indian culture, an interest that
has kept her in touch with UBC's Museum of Anthropology. She has an extensive collection of hand-made native
Indian baskets, which she plans to donate to the Museum in the future.
Stevenson is loath to see these cultural links fade into oblivion and is encouraging a revival of basket weaving
among some of her Indian friends. She
also thinks it is important for native
young people to regain the use of their
native language, which was displaced
by English, the mandatory language of
the residential schools. Because the
children lived away from home while
they attended these mission schools,
says Stevenson, they lost touch with
their families, communities and, in
turn, their cultural heritage.
When Stevenson accepted the Great
Trekker Award, she read excerpts from
an anthology of writings of Shuswap
people, which described the legacy of
the residential schools and the hope for
a better future for native peoples. It is
important for UBC students to know
more about B.C.'s native peoples and
issues, says Stevenson.
Stevenson's involvement in all levels
of public education in British Columbia
has given her a unique perspective on
the system. She says it is time for a
complete review of education in the
province.
"Computer technology has changed
everything," she says. "I wish those re-
"It's important for
UBC to reach out to
the rest of the
province."
sponsible for education could only see
what's being done in other countries.
We're not spending nearly enough on
education."
In her travels to Japan and to Russia,
Stevenson was particularly impressed
with the teaching of languages. The
Japanese, she says, make it a policy of
learning the languages of their trading
partners. "Languages, not just English
and French, will become more important in the future."
While Stevenson would like to see
more money spent on education, she
would also like to see more cooperation between the institutions to
avoid overlaps in courses and programs. For instance, she doesn't think
the universities should be promoting
correspondence courses in areas where
there are colleges.
She also cautions against too much
emphasis on science and technology at
the expense of the humanities. "All students, not just arts majors, should take
English so they can write. If they don't
have to write, they'll have to speak."
Although Stevenson is now 83, she
enjoys robust health which she credits
to "Scottish genes and a mile walk every day." Long since retired from teaching and public service, she has never
retired from her interests. Community
involvement is "in my blood." She is still
an honorary member of the Cariboo
College board and the B.C. Historical
Society and serves on other cultural
and artistic committees in Williams
Lake. She is also the Alumni Branch
representative for her region.
Stevenson says she feels especially
proud to receive the Great Trekker
Award because she is from a small town
in the interior of B.C. "So many of the
perks go to the Lower Mainland. It's
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CHRONICLE/SPRING   9 LITERARY
LUSTRE
AUTHOR ANN IRELAND BRINGS
NATIONAL-RECOGNITION TO CAMPUS
by Lynne Melcombe
10    CHRONICLE/SPRING Ann Ireland has great memories of
her student years. "I was enraptured by UBC. The Creative Writing Department taught me more than craftsmanship. I learned self respect and
tenacity. And in lotusland, nobody
cares if you're eccentric."
One thing she doesn't remember
fondly are her 27 cent lunches. For a
month Ireland lived on potatoes, vegetables and gravy, a 'creative' way to save
money — "until my gums started bleeding."
But the Toronto novelist is eating better these days. The Class of 76 alumnus
won the 1985 Seal Books' First Novel
Award, worth $50,000 in prize money
and advance royalties, for her first full
length fiction effort, "A Certain Mr. Ta-
kahashi."
Set in Vancouver, the novel relates
the adolescent infatuation of two sisters
for their neighbour, Yoshi Takahashi.
The girls' encounters with the struggling pianist, and their ensuing obsession with Japanese culture, are
described in flashbacks after they are
grown and he is famous.
The book, however, bears little resemblance to the manuscript Ireland
submitted to the Seal competition four
years earlier.
"/ was enraptured by
UBC. The Creative
Writing Department
taught me more than
craftsmanship"
"'Takahashi' starts out where that first
version left off," the author explains. "I
like to write my way into a book, get to
know my characters before I introduce
them to my readers." She is currently
acquainting herself with Mexican locales and personalities for her next
book.
But although the novelist's years studying her craft were good, she doesn't
feel that the best thing at UBC is the
structured environment it provides.Nor
is it the contact with both aspiring and
experienced writers, not the critiques,
nor even the value of proper nutrition.
The best thing about the Creative Writing Department, Ireland smiles, is "You
get to call yourself a writer when you're
only 19." ■
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CHRONICLE/SPRING   11 UBC won its second Canadian football championship in a thrilling
fashion last November in what many
observers agree was one of the most
exciting Vanier Cup games ever. But
UBC Head Coach Frank Smith, who has
now won two Vanier Cups and is the all-
time winning football coach in UBC history, doesn't necessarily agree that
these kinds of games are good for his
health.
"Both the semi-final (32-30 over Bishop's) and Vanier Cup (25-23 over Western Ontario) games were cliff hangers
which can be stressful for the coaching
staff," says Smith.
"But the stress of these close games is
relieved a lot when you win them," he
adds.
The success of the 1986 season parallels that of Smith's 1982 Thunderbird
team which also captured the Canadian
Interuniversity Athletic Union title.
Both teams rate interesting comparisons, including undefeated seasons
against league and playoff opposition,
single losses to NCAA Division 1AA
Eastern Washington University, and the
defeat of the University of Western Ontario Mustangs in two Vanier Cups. The
Head coach Frank Smith holds up his
second ever Vanier Cup as he is hoisted
on the shoulders ofthe Thunderbird
team. Canapress Photo Service.
1986 win over Western came much
harder than did the 39-14 romp in 1982.
"I'm always happy to play Western
Ontario in football," comments Smith,
"They have a strong, well balanced
football club that presents formidable
opposition. The game could have gone
either way."
"But, UBC has a bit of a history of
losses in football to Western in the
1950s,'60s, and 70s. It's nice for us to get
the chance to redress the balance in the
1980s," smiles Smith.
Moments of the game that will remain in the memories of all of those
who watched must include defensive
standout Mark Norman staying in the
contest after suffering a severe leg gash
early on; receiver Mike Bellefontaine
making a crucial catch late in the game
after dropping several key ones earlier
on; rookies Jim Dawson and John Kadla
filling in admirably after injuries
knocked out starters; and the inspired
play of the entire offensive unit in the
last two minutes that led to substitute
quarterback Eric Putoto throwing the
game winning touchdown to veteran
slotback Rob Ros with just four seconds
remaining.
"I'll never forget this Thunderbird
team or this Vanier Cup game," concludes Smith. Amen, Coach, neither
will anyone else. ■
THUNDERBIRD
FOOTBALL THRILLER
ON THE FIELD OR IN THE CLASSROOM, UBC IS AWESOME
by Steve Campbell
Frank Smith in pre-game form. Arthur
Martin photo.
Rae Robirtis (holding Helmet) and Leo
Groenewegen (66) celebrate winning TD
with just four seconds to go. Canapress
Photo Service.
Winner of Game MVP Award,
quarterback Eric Putoto. Arthur Martin
photo.
12    CHRONICLE/SPRING I
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CLAPPING CONTINUE
UBC LENDS A HAND TO ENSURE ORPHEUM'S RAVE REVIEWS CONTINUE
Although the Vancouver Symphony
gave its first performance in the
Orpheum in 1930, it was not until 1977
that the orchestra became the principal
occupant of this magnificent old theatre.
Built in 1927, the Orpheum was designed as a multipurpose facility, and in
the years that followed it served not
only as a cinema but also as a showcase
for great musicians, popular vaudeville
stars, political figures, and even sportsmen and gymnasts.
Sharing the theatre with such users,
the VSO appeared there regularly from
1938 to 1959 in which year it moved to
the newly-built Queen Elizabeth Theatre. In time, though, it became clear
that the more modern venue was un-
suited to the performance of symphonic
music. Its proscenium stage — ideal for
the presentation of dance, opera, and
musical comedy — tended to muffle the
rich sound of the full symphonic ensemble.
For some years the Orpheum remained dark, and there were even
darker rumors that it was to be demolished. Many concerned citizens rallied
to its cause and when, through government grants and private donations,
enough money was raised, the theatre
made a dramatic comeback. On April 2,
1977, the Orpheum doors re-opened to
welcome a glittering audience to hear
the VSO under Maestro Kazuyoshi
Akiyama with Canadian contralto Maureen Forrester as soloist. At the end of
the concert,'the listeners rose in a body
to applaud the VSO, its conductor and
soloist, and the dazzling acoustics
which brought astonishing clarity and
brilliancy to music
From that moment, the Orpheum was
identified as the true home of the VSO
and became known world-wide as one
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have an opportunity to share in the
Orpheum's rich heritage. By sponsoring a seat in the Orpheum, the donor
expresses gratitude for the past, a celebration of today, and hope for tomorrow. The target of the Orpheum Seat
Sale of $4,000,000 may seem ambitious, but it is essential to the present
and future financial health of the VSO,
the Vancouver Bach Choir, and the Vancouver Chamber Choir, the principal
users of the Orpheum's facilities.
As a member of the Orpheum Seat
Sale Committee, Dr. Charles Weinberg,
Alumni Professor and Chairman of Marketing on UBC's Faculty of Commerce
and Business Administration, notes the
connection between this project and
UBC. "There are five students in their
last year of the Management Commerce Programme who are keenly involved in the Seat Sale," Professor Weinberg says. "They are working on ways
to make the project a success. They are
helping to identify methods of selling
the seats and working out a means of
approach to potential donors. It's an
exciting challenge for them and one
that they take very seriously."
D. Lyle Stevenson, Vice President of
the UBC Alumni Association (and after
May, 1987, its incoming President) is
also on the Seat Sale Committee, and is
highly enthusiastic about the project's
potential as a way of securing a solid
future for music in Vancouver.
Seats can be purchased for $1,000,
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14    CHRONICLE/SPRING Stanley Hagen in the Library: taking a
first hand look at the issues. Raymond
Lum photo.
HAGEN ON
CAMPUS
AT UBC AND IN VICTORIA,
THE NEW MINISTER IS A HANDS-ON PLAYER
by Trevor Lautens
With a spring from his chair that
belies a matched set of mushy
knees from high school football days,
Stan Hagen greets the visitor. He is
blond, his eyes are optimistic-blue, and
he spurts sunny energy. He wears a
white shirt, sleeves rolled up, and conservative tie. He has the air of a get-
things-done man who lives a happy and
productive life without irony and who
on some distant day will generate an
obituary praising his community service.
His executive assistant, Ardath
Paxton-Mann — well thought of in Victoria's obsessively career-watching governmental world for her work for departed labor minister Terry Segarty —
has already issued the ration on Mr.
Hagen's time: "Half an hour ... he flew
to Prince Rupert and Prince George
yesterday." The visitor is reminded of
how big the province's political parish
is, how punishing the life of its prac-
tioners can be (perhaps least of all physically), and it occurs to him that some
day the world might be governable,
British Columbia never.
CHRONICLE/SPRING   15 Mr. Hagen is fresh, a denial of such
morbid reflection. Short months
ago he was (as all but those who know
him would agree) an unknown. He was
president of a Courtenay ready-mix
concrete company. His political dossier
showed nothing more than half a dozen
years on his local school board in the
1970s. Last July he went to the Social
Credit convention at Whistler simply as
a delegate - not, notably, for his fellow
Christian, Bill Vander Zalm, but for the
eventual runner-up, the more worldly
Brian Smith. In September he creamed
four other contenders for the Comox
riding Socred nomination with a first-
ballot win. In October he beat Karen
Sanford, Comox's New Democratic
Party member of the legislature since
1972, by more than 2,000 votes. In November Premier-designate Vander
Zalm invited him into the cabinet and
asked what portfolio he'd like; Mr. Hagen warmly asked for and got Continuing Education and Job Training. In December he made his first fairly
significant announcement — creation
of an advisory committee to review student aid programs — and changed his
ministry's name to Advanced Education and Job Training. Within barely
four months he had gone from an obscure delegate at Whistler to a minister
of the Crown in charge of a portfolio
with an annual budget of about $800
million.
Now, on a day in the third week of
January, he had half an hour for a visitor.
By then he had been the Hon. Stan
Hagen for scarcely ten weeks ("I'm just
trying to get a handle on the ministry
... this is an exciting ministry"), un-
bloodied by legislative combat. All the
hard slogging and cabinet alliance-
forging and tough decisions lay ahead.
The relatively easy part — a visit to his
far-flung ministerial turf consisting of
the universities, 15 colleges, four training institutions, and 17 job offices — was
about to begin. At that point the only
one he had visited officially was UBC,
where he appeared to think the pattern
was set: "I meet with the Student Association executive, the Faculty Association executive, the Support Services executive, the administration ... and it's
their agenda, they can talk to me about
anything they want."
He seemed to relish all prospects.
Wasn't his portfolio fraught with problems? "I don't think it has a lot of political problems; I think it has a lot of
political challenges." The dialect was
predictably politicese but the enthusiasm was sincere. We all have our mannerisms, and Mr. Hagen's is a frequent
wink - not shrewd, even less lewd,
rather a benevolent and hearty exclamation mark, optimism's punctuation.
W;
e began discussing unpleasant
things, like money.
"I've told my
ministry people and
my friends on
Treasury Board that
I'll be in there
fighting for the
dollars for
post-secondary
education."
Mr. Hagen said calmly that there
wasn't enough of it coming in to meet
all the demands of all the ministers'
requests: "By the time the requests get
to Treasury Board ... every minister is
in support of the requests he's asking
for."
It is worth noting that — some would
say it is at least as important as his
portfolio — Mr. Hagen is a member of
Treasury Board.
"Treasury Board members know that
decisions involving health, social services and education are the big ones,
because they're 70 percent of the
budget.
"I've told my ministry people and my
friends on Treasury Board that I'll be in
there fighting for the dollars for post-
secondary education."
The visitor next asked: When are you
going to close down the Universities
Council of B.C.? The longest pause of
the afternoon. "We're just looking at
that." Will there be a decision soon?
"It'll be fairly soon." Had UCBC been
carrying out its role effectively? "I don't
know," he said - sounding as if he really
didn't, not that he was hedging - "we're
taking a look at it." He went on: "Once I
get talking about education it's very
difficult for me to stop, because there
are a lot of exciting things happening
out there." He then lauded the "one-
stop office" for higher education, as in
Prince George, which is to be the model
for the province: the Open Learning
Institute facility at the college was to be
moved to the job office — "right downtown, and very accessible." People who
have dropped out early in school would
be far more likely to walk in there than
to go the college: "It's a beautiful campus, but they're intimidated by it."
Now, what about your premier educational institution in the province, the
visitor asks. Are you concerned about
UBC's perceived drop-off in budget, status, salaries, morale — is UBC losing
ground?
"I honestly didn't get that impression
from the groups that I met with," said
Mr. Hagen - referring to his first official
visit to the campus. "I'm not saying I'm
not concerned about it ... I'm very
aware of problems that they're going to
be encountering in attracting the kind
of first-class people that we want in our
institutions. I'm not just talking about
the universities - I'm talking about the
training institutes ... our colleges. We
want to maintain our reputation for excellence.
"I know that in Canada we're fighting
as to who's No. 1 - UBC or U of T," he
added. "And I tell you this: anything
that Toronto's got, we can do better."
You're going to need money for that,
the vistor noted, unoriginally.
"We're going to need some money,
but it's also a question of what they do
with the money."
Did he mean the university at present
didn't allocate its funds properly?
"No, I've examined the figures over
the last four years for all of them —
colleges and institutions and universities — and all of them have done a very
credible job in streamlining their operations, and making very effective use of
the money they've had. ... One of the
difficult decisions I have to make is, are
they now running as efficiently as they
can?
"And I don't want to discount the importance that the universities have in
the field of research and development,
because ... that's how we get some of
our key people. And also I'm aware of
the federal research grants that key
people can bring in with them.
"But we still have to look at an accountability factor," Mr. Hagen said.
"We can't just say, 'You're doing a great
job' - and I'll tell you this, the university
presidents don't expect us to say 'you're
doing a great job, so we're going to give
you just as much money as you want.'
They know that they have to be accountable. Every one of the three university presidents is doing a very good
job.
The visitor honed in on a current specific issue: What would you do about
the problem of the UBC library - the
premier library of the province and one
of the best in Canada, and it's running
down?
16    CHRONICLE/SPRING Mr. Hagen said he had read UBC's
report on its library - he'd received it
from president David Strangway about
a week before it was released to the
public, "which I appreciated." He said
Dr. Strangway's intent was to make the
public very aware of the library and "I
think they're looking at how accessible
it should be... to the other universities,
to other educational institutions, and to
the public.
"I know they're going to be going to
the private sector for funding, and I
think that's good. You know, there are a
lot of people in British Columbia who
owe their success to, in this specific
case, UBC. ... I was made aware when I
was in the United States that groups like
the alumni associations play a very,
very important part in the funding of
their universities."
He said he thought Dr. Strangway
wasn't asking for anything yet, but
rather waiting for the library report "to
be digested a bit, and then I'm sure
he'll be making a presentation to us on
this, and I'm more than willing to sit
down with him ... and if it's to become
the public resource centre, then we
may have to take a look at other areas
where we can get funding."
But back to the beginning. Asked to
talk about himself, Mr. Hagen was
more than forthcoming. Although a
Courtenay resident since 1968, his roots
are deeply and nostalgically Lower
Mainland.
He started by establishing his age
("46,47 on March 11") and reporting the
family census: "A loving wife and five
children, aged 17,14,12,10, and 8: three
girls and two boys - it's what they call a
full house." Wife Judy's portrait in academic robes dominates a corner of his
legislative building office - well known
to the visitor, in another life, as Brian
Smith's in his days as Education minister. Judy Hagen is 45 and it's a special
source of pride for her husband that she
was a charter student at Simon Fraser
University in 1965, interrupted her studies for some years, picked up courses
when she could, and graduated in 1983 -
the sort of educational success story
that, as much of his conversation hinted
at, impresses him, a parallel of the self-
made businessman's. He seized the opportunity for a little joke that may have
quite a few miles on the clock: they
were both born in New Westminster, he
at St. Mary's Hospital, she at Royal Columbian, "so she was a Royal baby." His
humor is without any edge of malice
and his observations on people unfailingly generous, somehow reminding
"Once I get talking
about education it's
very difficult for me
to stop, because
there are a lot of
exciting things
happening out
there"
one of St. Paul's admonition to his flock
to be as innocent as doves. The other
half of the saint's advice of course was
to be as wise as serpents, possibly a
more useful precept in Victoria.
Mr. Hagen's memoir of childhood is a
rosy one. His parents, Baard and Sigrid
Hagen, were Norwegian immigrants;
his mother, 80, is still living in the family
home in New Westminster. He was
closer to his dad, and much of his reminiscence is inseparable from the saga of
Baard Hagen's rise. The elder Hagen
apprenticed as a butcher in Norway and
came to Canada about 1927, where at
first the only job he could get was loading railway ties. After three years Baard
got work at the old Swift's plant in Mail-
lardville, then successively owned tiny
grocery stores on 10th, 8th, and finally
Front Street in New Westminster, and in
that trade expanded his scope to ship's
chandler.
Baard Hagen was a leader of the Norwegian community, and as such helped
its members, gratis, to get passports and
make travel arrangements for visits
home. After a year or so he was ap-
"I know that in
Canada we're
fighting as to who's
number one - UBC
or U of T And I'll
tell you this:
anything that
Toronto's got, we
can do better."
proached by agents for Norwegian and
Swedish shipping lines and asked if he
would be their agent. The idea of being
paid for his help astounded him. That
was the beginning of Hagen's Travel
Service, around 1936. The service became a full-blown business in the early
1950s. Baard Hagen sold it a month before his death in 1962. Stan Hagen recalls his father as a really hard worker
who didn't brook "any goofing off" by
his employees, "but not mean."
(Mr. Hagen named and praised Hagen
Travel's present owner - just as he spoke
well of his NDP predecessor Karen Sanford, and of every firm he had worked
for, of old friends like Tom Elwood in the
Ministry of Education who years ago
helped him uncover his father's previously obscure role as a leader of the
Salvation Army in Oslo before he came
to Canada, where he joined the Lutheran church; Mr. Hagen graciously
goes out of his way to speak well of
people. The only mild barb was for "a
certain columnist" who had sure-
footedly predicted that the Social Credit
party was doomed to come apart at the
seams at Whistler.)
The family home for the first 11 years
of Stan Hagen's life was in Burnaby.
Aptly, his work and his education,
which have been unusually intertwined
in his life, began about the same time: at
age five he helped around has father's
store, sacking potatoes. He attended
Stride Avenue (now Stride Community)
School, then "a two-room, ungraded,
open-area school." He went to junior
secondary school in New Westminster
School and then his father sent him for
Grades 11 and 12 to Camrose Lutheran
College in Camrose, Alberta — "That's
the home of Sunny Boy Cereal, in case
you didn't know" — now a degree-
granting college but then a private
boarding school for 220 boys. The experience was "super." Among its graduates, he emphasized, had been Leslie
Peterson, who was to play a large role in
B.C. public life. He fondly remembered
that area farmers would call the school
after the harvest and invite the students
to pick as many potatoes as they
wanted.
He played halfback for the school
football team. Any scars? "Yes," he said
with an old footballer's pride, "both my
knees have gone." The team modelled
its plays on the Edmonton Eskimos,
then in the heyday of Jackie Parker,
Normie Kwong, and Parker's backup
quarterback, one Don Getty. Mr. Hagen
remembered one game especially: "On
Reformation Day we played a Catholic
school from Edmonton that called their
signals in French, which thoroughly
CHRONICLE/SPRING   17 confused us - they just beat the tar out of
us. We all hoped," he added (with that
wink), "that that didn't have any theological implications for us."
In his summers he had always worked
in his father's store — grinding Hagen's
Special Coffee Mix is a fondly recalled
task — but at 16 "Dad said'It's time you
worked for someone else,' which really
shocked me." Young Stan got a job with
Nelson Brothers Fisheries ("excellent
company — first-class company") and
remained with the firm seven summers,
working on a store barge that operated
from Johnstone Strait to Port Renfrew
supplying everything from fresh food to
rainclothes and auto parts to the 300-
boat gillnet fleet. The first summer he
was a helper; the second, manager.
The outlines emerge here of the
classic and not altogether fascinating rise of the self-made man, so it's a
blow to any preconceptions to learn
that there have been three major, self-
inflicted jolts in Mr. Hagen's ascension,
possible clues to the character of the
man now guiding the destiny of the
province's higher education system.
First, he quit pre-seminary classes on
the way to being minister. Second, he
quit articling on the way to being a
chartered accountant. Third, by then
comfortably established in his mid-
thirties, in 1978 he quit the company he
had worked for for 13 years to set up his
own. (And experienced three bad
years, 1982 through 1984: "When I talk
to people about going through tough
times, I can relate.")
The first departure occurred in his
second year at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma. After two years, studying history and mathematics, he left. "I
really believe that to become a minister
you receive a call." Then, picking up on
the adumbration, "I'm talking about a
minister of the church, not a minister of
the Crown."
He evidently had some thinking to
do, and for a while worked in the machine shop at Nelson Brothers. He was
offered work as a personnel manager
for a Prince George plant, was flattered,
but declined. Finally he decided he
wanted to be a chartered accountant.
While articling — at $85 a month — he
and Judy married in 1967: "That was
our centennial project." They briefly
lived in North Vancouver: "That was
the only place I could afford to buy a
house; we had $1,000."
Surpise No. 2 on the upward rise of
Stan Hagen: he quit in his third year of
articling because "I realized I didn't
want to be an accountant the rest of my
life." He joined the Courtenay asphalt
paving company which he served for 13
years, eventually as general manager.
He has been active in the Vancouver
Island community, working with the
Chamber of Commerce and Big Brothers. He also was on the local school
board from 1972 to 1978, the only public service until now in which he came
under much scrutiny.
In his first campaign for trustee in
1972 he advocated greater liaison between parents and teachers. He also
criticized  counselling  at  secondary
"Every one of the
three university
presidents are
doing a good job."
school levels as "band-aids," arguing
that they were needed in elementary
schools because that was the age when
children needed to be guided.
There were few big local issues in
those years, as reported in the pages of
the Comox Free Press. In 1975, as board
vice-chairman, Mr. Hagen argued
against teacher representation in an Education ministry budget review. In 1977
he was embroiled in a dispute with
board chairman Crispin Morris (one of
his opponents for the Social Credit
nomination last September) and the
Comox fire authorities over the fire protection system for a new secondary
school, followed by wrangling over
keeping costs of the school within
budget.
His biggest battle, as chairman in
1978, was over school busing. At
a public meeting he took on parents
who objected that buses were provided
only for children who lived three miles
or more from their schools. Some parents wanted the distance lowered to
one mile. Mr. Hagen pointed out that
that wasn't provided for in the ministry's education budget and would cost
the school district an extra $550,000 a
year. This teapot tempest moved to an
open-line show, on which Mr. Hagen
sought equal time to answer his critics.
Shortly afterwards he announced that
he would not seek re-election to the
board because of a "reassessment of
priorities, and not based on personal
attacks over busing policy." He has
since served as chairman of the Comox
Valley Christian Education Society, and
two of the Hagen's five children have
attended its elementary school. He
worked for the Conservatives locally in
the. 1984 federal election.
... Meanwhile, back in Mr. Hagen's
office on a January afternoon, the
grains of sand had trickled down the
half-hourglass of the visitor's allotted
time, and Ms. Paxton-Mann was properly issuing the usual discreet signals of
impending foreclosure on the interview. Mr. Hagen, perhaps out of courtesy, seemed to be enjoying himself.
There were so many pleasantries that
could have been exchanged — for the
half-hour, stretched into three-quarters
of an hour, was indeed pleasant. (And,
during the putting-on-the-coat ritual,
Mr. Hagen's enthusiasm bubbled over
into other visions, such as talk of exporting our education around the Pacific Rim.) But, for the record, there was
one last volley:
What are your thoughts about the
autonomy of the universities?
"I think it's important that they maintain their autonomy."
Do they have enough now?
Said the Hon. Stan Hagen, good-
humoredly: "I don't think they could
have any more."
Trevor Lautens is editor of the Vancouver Sun's Commentary page and an
occasional editorial writer, and was under contract from 1981 to 1984 as
speechwriter and communications consultant to the government of British Columbia. ■
UNIVERSITIES COUNCIL OFFICIALLY DEAD
Since our story was written, a B.C.
Government news release dated
February 11, 1987 announced that the
Universities Council of British Columbia would cease to exist. The Ministry of
Advanced Education and Job Training
will replace the UCBC with a new Advisory Council that will allow for direct
input by university representatives and
private sector volunteers.
The UCBC was created in 1974 to
"review  university  budget  requests,
make recommendations to the Government, and to allocate operational funds
to the three universities." The council
operated on a budget from the province
totalling more than $500,000 annually.
The news release also stated that legislation would be introduced to create a
Parallel Foundation to make it easier for
universities to "attract, invest and manage private gifts to ensure maximum
benefit to each university." ■
18    CHRONICLE/SPRING UBC LIBRARY
EVERYBODY LOVES HER
BUT WILL THEY MAKE SUPPORT PAYMENTS?
0i
wSKfe'!*;'- •
77?e A/a/Vi Library stacks lit up at dusk. Raymond Lum photo.
She's beautiful. Who else could wear
grey so well? She's a wealth of
knowledge after digesting over 2.5 million books. And she's always busy serving over 55,000 customers each year.
But our library needs help and she
needs it soon.
UBC's tenth president, Dr. David W.
Strangway, released in January of this
year a report on the current state of the
library system. In this 44-page document, Strangway has detailed the cha-
lenges faced by our library while reminding readers of its successful past.
As the second largest research library
in Canada (University of Toronto holds
the coveted number one position), the
Library is of vital importance to the business community and the people of British Columbia for their information
needs. But in recent years, UBC's rank
among major North American research
libraries has tumbled from 15th to 21st.
What is it going to take to break the fall?
Strangway identifies three key issues
that the Library must come to grips
with in the very near future: a critical
lack of space, maintaining and improving the collections and making the best
use of the new library technologies
available.
SPACE — Finding room to house the
knowledge
The need for more space is easy to
appreciate. Take one look at Main Library and you will find a formidable
maze of books piled high to the ceilings.
It would make an excellent location for
the shooting of a Steven King horror
film. According to the report, there are
some 47 miles of books sitting on 55.5
miles of shelf space. And with two miles
of material added each year, the Library's shelf space is dangerously close
to its maximum working capacity.
Within the next four years each branch
of the library system, with the exception of the Law Library and the Asian
Studies Library, will be full. Already,
10% of the Library's collections have
been removed to non-public storage areas. There just isn't enough room. Construction of a new building and renovation to Main Library are sorely needed.
COLLECTIONS — The "stuff" that
makes libraries great
Quality collections make for quality
libraries. And a quality library will ensure that the people of British Columbia
have access to the kind of information
they need to be competitive in today's
environment. Without adequate funds,
the UBC librarians face difficult questions each year deciding which publications must be cut from the purchasing
budget. In a graph contained in the report, UBC shows a consistent decline in
the volume of purchases made since
1970 while other leading North American libraries (UCLA, Berkeley and U of
T) are increasing their holdings.
UBC does most of its purchasing outside Canada. According to the report,
55% of the Library's purchases are
made in the United States alone. With
the devaluation of the Canadian dollar
relative to other foreign currencies, the
Library gets short-changed when shopping for new materials.
TECHNOLOGY - Managing the information explosion
Libraries the size of UBC's are not run
by the mythical elderly librarian who
shuffles along trying to keep his spectacles perched on the end of his nose.
Library management is a complex
equation of skilled people and computers working together to keep track of
large volumes of information. In order
to keep on top of the ever increasing
information flow at a manageable cost,
the Library must look to technology to
help streamline its operations. The re-
CHRONICLE/SPRING   19 port lists the development of an on-line
computer system as a high priority.
Such a system could zero in on the
location of books anywhere within the
Library's many branches and could
track the usage of different collections
so that the most informed buying decisions could be made. Ultimately, an online system will greatly increase accessibility to the Library by off-campus users.
WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO MAKE IT
WORK?
While the report does not attach a
dollar figure to it, the bottom line is
more funding. The UBC Library needs
an infusion of capital to remain a vital
research institution. In the report's postscript, Strangway calls for a return of
the group known as the "Friends of the
Library". Here was a group of dedicated
men and women who held a keen interest in the health of the Library and came
Collections expenditures of UBC
compared with three other major North
American libraries (1974-85).
UBC
Toronto
I UCLA
I Berkeley
Among the 106 members ofthe ARL, in
1984/1985 UBC ranked 40th for the
amount spent on collections.
Source: Association of Research
Libraries; ARL statistics.
Reprinted from the President's Report on
the Library.
to its aid when its growth was stalled in
the late fifties. As Strangway puts it,
"the Library needs assistance and commitment from a new group of public
and private supporters: individuals,
companies and government organizations who recognize its vital contribution to their lives and the lives of all the
people of British Columbia."
"Friends of the Library" was first
formed in 1955-56 by Librarian Neal
Harlow and President Norman MacKenzie. Under the chairmanship of Dr.
Wallace Wilson, this group helped to
find the neccessary funds to acquire
new collections.
One name that the alumni will recognize is that of Walter Koerner. In 1960,
he provided the funds to build the south
wing of Main Library. Not stopping
there, this great benefactor funded the
acquisition of two major collections: the
P'u-Pan collection of early Chinese
works from the Imperial Palace in Beij-
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20    CHRONICLE/SPRING ing and the Murray collection of early
Eastern Canadian history.
Dr. P.A. Woodward, another well
known name on campus, funded the
construction of the Woodward Biomedical Library and the purchase of much
of the Library's vast collection of medical and scientific works. His generosity
helped create the largest biomedical library west of Toronto.
In 1965, Dr. H.R. MacMillan contributed $3,000,000 to be used for Library
acquisitions. This large gift thrust UBC
into the big leagues of research libraries. Strangway notes in the report that,
"The stature of the Library's present
outstanding collection is largely due to
the foundation laid by the MacMillan
gift."
More recent "Friends of the Library"
are Dr. William Keith Burwell and Mr.
David Lam. When he died in 1981, Dr.
Burwell left $50,000 for the purchase of
medical books and the funds to pur-
Additions to UBC collections compared
with three other major North American
libraries (1970-84).
Berkeley
UBC is losing ground in collections
acqusitions each year, as compared with
other major research libraries.
Source: Association of Research
Libraries; ARL statistics.
Reprinted from the President's Report on
the Library.
chase a variety of books in the area of
sociology, anthropology and psychology which are now valued at over
$900,000. Mr. Lam, who will receive an
honorary degree this year, gave
$1,000,000 to the Faculty of Commerce
and Business Administration to establish and operate a library for management research. These modern-day he
roes  of  the   Library  are  just  two
examples of the "Friends" in action.
Will the old girl get the help she deserves? As Strangway puts it, he is "optimistic that the needed support will
come." The Library has survived difficult times before so we know it can be
done. Let's hope that the Library can
find enough "friends"
real party.
to throw her a
EDITOR'S NOTE - all alumni are encouraged to obtain a copy of the President's Report on the Library. Please
contact the UBC Alumni Association at
228-3313. ■
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CHRONICLE/SPRING   21 On these pages you will meet the
eight candidates for three Board of
Management positions, to be elected by
graduates of the University of British
Columbia.
Vote and Mail Today
Please follow the directions on the
ballot for its completion, then cut it out
and mail it to us. Ballots received after
12 noon, Thursday April 30, 1987 will
not be counted. The results of the election will be announced at the May 21
Alumni Association Annual General
Meeting, and will be published by May
31, 1987.
Robert Modrow
Alumni Returning Officer
Your vote counts
One of the important ways UBC graduates stay involved in the Alumni Association is by electing their representatives to the Board of Management. This
year, the positions of Treasurer and
Vice-president were filled by acclamation.
For the three members-at-large positions on the Board of Management,
there are eight capable candidates.
Please make your choices and return
the ballot today, to ensure your vote is
counted.
The Nominating Committee of the
Board of Management nominated three
candidates for these positions. We feel
the knowledge and experience of
Sandy James, Bill Richardson and Albert Scow in the running of the Alumni
Association prove they are more than
qualified to continue sitting on the
Board.
Lyle Stevenson, BASc'72, MSc'75
Vice-president
Chair, Nominating Committee
The Alumni Association is pleased to
introduce the officers of the Alumni Association Board of Management for
1987-89. The vice-president automatically becomes president in the year following election to the position.
OFFICERS 1987-88
PRESIDENT
Lyle Stevenson, BASc'72, MSc (Bus.
Admin.)'75.  Alumni Activities:  Chair,
UBC Alumni
Association Board
of Management
Election 1987-89
MBA/MSc Alumni Division, 1979-82;
Chair, Allocations Committee, 1982-83;
Chair, Alumni Fund Committee, 1983-
85; member, Board of Management,
1980-89; member, Executive Committee, 1983-89; Vice-president, 1986-87.
Community: Board of directors, Vancouver Chamber Choir. Occupation:
Director, Information Systems, Management Services, Price Waterhouse.
PAST-PRESIDENT
William Brian McNulty, BPE'68,
MPE'70, MA'83. Alumni activities: President, Alumni Association, 1986-87;
Vice-president, Alumni Association,
1985-86; chair, Alumni Activities, 1984-
86; member, Wesbrook Society, 1982-
87; Alumni Divisions Council, 1983-87,
Member, Board of Management, 1980-89.
Campus: Thunderbird volleyball, 1964-
66; Thunderbird cross country and
track and field, 1966-70; intramural director 1967-68; editor PEUS Yearbook,
1967-68. Community: president, B.C.
School Counsellors Association, 1981-
84; president, Canadian Track and Field
Association, 1983-86; director, Sport
B.C., 1975-81. Occupation: Educator at
Magee Secondary School, Vancouver.
The following Alumni Association
Board of Management positions have
been filled by acclamation after the
close of nominations on January 31,
1987: vice-president and treasurer.
VICE-PRESIDENT
John Diggens, BSc'68, DMD'72
Alumni activities: President of Dental
Alumni Division, 1983-85. Community: Founding member of The
Wesbrook Society; currently Trustee
of The Wesbrook Society. Occupation:
Dental Specialist.
TREASURER
Shayne Brent Boyd, BCom'81.
Alumni activities: assistant to the treasurer, 1985-86; Treasurer, 1986-87, Member, Board of Management, 1986-88.
Campus: Vice-president, Gage Residence; member, Student Administrative Council; member, External Affairs
Committee. Community: accountant,
Vancouver Chamber Choir; Vancouver
Thunderbirds Barbershop; secretary,
Vancouver Thunderbird Chorus. Occupation: Systems consultant, B.C. Hospital Shared Systems.
Members-at-large are elected for two
year terms. The following have one
year remaining in their terms.
MEMBERS-AT-LARGE 1986-88
Dave Frank, BSc'84, MBA'86
Oscar Sziklai, MF'61, PhD'64, BSF (Sopron)
Eric Vance, BA'75, MA'81
22    CHRONICLF./SPRING OTHER REPRESENTATIVES TO THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT
Under the Alumni Association constitution, representatives may be elected or appointed in the following categories: the Honorary President (the President of the the University); the Chancellor of the University; the Executive
Director of the Association; the chairs of the Association's
Communications and Fund committees, the chair of the
Association's Alumni Council; one ofthe convocation members of the University Senate; one representative of the
Faculty Association; one representative of the Alma Mater
Society; and any other individuals the board may designate.
VOTING INSTRUCTIONS
Who May Vote
All ordinary members of the UBC
Alumni Association are entitled to vote
in this election. (Ordinary members are
graduates of UBC, including graduates
who attended Victoria College.)
Voting
There are eight candidates for the
three vacancies for Members-at-large of
the Board of Management. The candidates are listed below on the ballot.
Ballots
There is a ballot and spouse ballot
provided on this page. The spouse ballot is provided for use when a husband
and wife, both eligible to vote, receive a
single copy of the Chronicle. (Check
your address label to see if this applies
to you.)
Identity Certificate
The seven digit identity number on
the mailing label of your magazine (a
three digit number for faculty alumni)
and your signature must accompany
the ballot. You may use the Identity
Certificate form provided on the ballot
and detach it from the ballot if you wish
total confidentiality.
To Return Ballot
1. Place the completed ballot and
Identity Certificate in your envelope
with your stamp, and mail it to the Returning Officer at the address below.
OR:
2. If you want to ensure the confidentiality of your ballot, detach it from the
signed and completed Identity Certificate and seal it in a blank envelope.
Then place the sealed envelope with
the Identity Certificate in a second envelope, with your stamp, for mailing.
The mailing number and signature
will be verified and separated from the
sealed envelope containing your ballot
before counting.
NOTE: Failure to include your correct
mailing label number and signature
(the Identity Certificate) will invalidate
your ballot.
3. Mail to:
Alumni Returning Officer
P.O. Box 46119
Postal Station G
Vancouver, B.C. V6R 4G5
4. Ballots received later than 12 noon,
Thursday April 30, 1987 will not be
counted.
Pat Darragh, BASc (Electrical Engineering) '81. Alumni Activities: Founding member, Engineering Division;
treasurer, Engineering Division; member, Sigma Tau Chi. Campus Activities:
Engineering Undergraduate Society
newsletter printer; assistant treasurer,
E.U.S.; executer, 1980 Graduating Class
Gift to the University; Chair, SUB Renovations and Repairs; Chair and treasurer, Capital Projects Acqusition Committee; Organizer, Student Union
Building Expansion. Community Activities: Member, Campus Daycare Replacement Committee. Professional Activities: Member, Association of Professional Engineers of B.C. Statement of
Purpose: I would like to see the alumni
get more recognition for the monies we
donate to the University.
Sherri M. Dickinson, MD'84. Campus
Activities: Student Senator, 1983-84;
Awards and Continuing Education
Committees, UBC Senate; Senate Caucus Rep. and Medicine Rep., AMS Student Council, 1981-84; member, Phrateres; member, Progressive
Conservative Club. Community Activities: Volunteer instructor, YMCA; Big
Sisters of Canada; project convenor,
Ladies Auxilliary to Royal Inland Hospital. Occupation: Physician. Statement
of Purpose: As a recent graduate, I have
seen the effects of retrenchment on our
University. Many student and academic
support services, for example libraries
and childcare, have been cut to bare
subsistence levels. I believe that at this
time the Alumni Association has a
unique opportunity to make significant
if not lifesaving contributions in these
areas. For some years, I have felt there
are many ways the Alumni Association
could make its fundraising activities
more successful with recent graduates,
and I would welcome the opportunity,
working on the Board or elsewhere, to
see my ideas implemented.
University of British  Columbia
A lumni Association
BALLOT 1987
Members-at-large,   1987-89.
Place an "x" in the squares opposite
the three candidates of your choice.
Pat Darragh □
Sherri Dickinson D
Bob Gill    □
Christopher Godt □
Sandy James   D
Alan Pinkney □
Bill Richardson D
Alfred Scow □
Identity Certificate
The information below must be
completed and accompany the ballot or the ballot will be rejected.
NAME (print)_
NUMBER	
(7 digit no. from mailing label)
(faculty alumni have 3 digit no.)
I certify that I am a graduate of the
University of British Columbia
(sign here)
University of British  Columbia
Alumni Association
SPOUSE BALLOT
1987
Members-at-large,   1987-89.
Place an "x" in the squares opposite
the three candidates of your choice.
Pat Darragh □
Sherri Dickinson D
Bob Gill    □
Christopher Godt □
Sandy James D
Alan Pinkney □
Bill Richardson D
Alfred Scow □
Identity Certificate
The information below must be
completed and accompany the ballot or the ballot will be rejected.
NAME (print)_
NUMBER	
(7 digit no. from mailing label)
(faculty alumni have 3 digit no.)
I certify that I am a graduate of the
University of British Columbia
(sign here)
CHRONICLE/SPRING   23 Bob Gill, BASc (Geological Engineering) '85. Alumni Activities: Student Affairs Committee, 1981-82. Campus Activities: Member, UBC Senate, 1981-83;
vice president, EUS, 1982-83; vice president, Graduating Class, 1984-85; member, Geological Engineering Board of
Studies, 1981-85; treasurer, Geological
Engineering; member, Student Council,
1982-83; chairman and athletics coordinator, Capital Projects Acquisition Committee, 1983-85; member, University
Athletics Council, 1985-86; UBC Presidential Selection Committee; Athletics
Fee Committee; member, Sigma Tau
Chi Honorary Society; graduate teaching assistant, Geology, 1985-86. Statement of Purpose: In the last six years as
an undergraduate and now graduate
student at UBC, I have gained valuable
skills, not just through my course work,
but through all aspects of life at UBC. I
have always appreciated those who
came ahead of me, who made contributions so that everyone who came after
(including myself) could benefit from
their efforts. I would now like to use my
experience to make a worthwhile contribution to the Alumni Association and
the University.
Christopher Godt, BCom'86. Alumni
Activities: Co-coordinator, "Welcome to
Downtown Night" for Commerce '86
graduates; member, Commerce Alumni
Division. Campus Activities: President,
Commerce Undergraduate Society,
1985-86; ombudsman, CUS, 1984-85;
member, Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity.
Occupation: Staff accountant, Thome
Ernst & Whinney. Statement of Purpose: During my term as CUS president,
I became aware of the need to integrate
recent graduates into the Alumni. The
"Welcome to Downtown Night", an informal gathering of recent commerce
graduates and alumni, was born from
this idea. I wish to pursue this idea with
the Alumni Board of Management.
1      ^-t
, <j(
*Sandy A. James, BA Hon'80, MA'83.
Alumni Activities: Member at large,
Board of Management, 1985-87; founding member, Planning School Alumni;
deputy chiarman, Long Range Planning Committee, Alumni Association.
Campus Activities: National student
representative, Canadian Institue of
Planners, 1984-85. Community Activities: member, Royal Vancouver Yacht
Club; member, Southlands Riding Club;
charter member, Combined Driving Association of B.C.; vice president (admin.), Connaught Toastmasters Club;
member, Canadian Power and Sail
Squadron (Burrard). Occupation: Urban
planner, City of Vancouver Health Department. Professional Activities: Member, Canadian Institute of Planners;
Planning Institute of B.C. Statement of
Purpose: My purpose is two-fold: to contribute some of the skills I developed at
UBC back to the organization and to
maintain an open communication link
from the Board to the community at
large.
Alan Pinkney, LLB'86, BA'83. Alumni
Activities: Member, Student Affairs
Committee, 1987. Campus Activities:
Director of administration, chair, Student Administrative Commission,
Budget Committee, Student Leadership
Conference Committee for Alma Mater
Society; chair/member of UBC Aquatic
Centre Management Committee;
chair/member, UBC Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre Management Committee. Occupation: Articled student,
Davis & Company. Statement of Purpose: While attending UBC, I was actively involved in trying to make the
university community a better place for
everyone. I found the activities in which
I participated to be very rewarding and
put a great deal of effort into them.
These activities also make me feel very
loyal to UBC. I have recently graduated
and wish to continue to help make UBC
a better university by becoming an active member of the Alumni Association.
•Bill Richardson, BASc'83. Alumni
Activities: Founding chairman, member
at large, Engineering Alumni Division;
chairman, Cheese Factory Heritage
Fund; Engineering representative, Division Council; member, Student Affairs
Committee; member at large, Board of
Management. Campus Activities: President, Electrical Engineering Club;
judge, Student Court; vice president,
UBC Fencing Club; historian, Engineering Undergraduate Society; UBC Varsity Fencing Team; columnist, FRED;
member, Sigma Tau Chi Honorary Society. Occupation: Computer systems engineer, Sydney Development Corp.
*Alfred John Scow, LLB'61. Alumni
Activities: Member at large, Board of
Management; chairman, Judicial Lia-
son Committee. Campus Activities:
member, Liberal Party Club; member,
Lambda Chi Alpha; editor, special law
edition, Ubyssey; soccer. Community
Activities: Founding member, Indian
Centre Society, 1963-66; received Centennial Medal of Canada, 1967; board of
directors, John Howard Society, 1969-
71; chancellor to Anglican bishop for
Prince Rupert diocese, 1972-73; chairman, United Good Neighbour Fund,
Comox Valley, 1974-76; board member,
Courtenay Savings Credit Union, 1974-
79; B.C. Council for the Family, 1975;
founding member, Canadian Indian
Lawyers Association, 1977; board
member, B.C. Legal Services Society,
1979-81. Occupation: Provincial Court
Judge. Professional Activities: Provincial Court Judges Association of B.C.;
Canadian Association of Provincial
Court Judges. Statement of Purpose: I
feel it is very important to find ways and
means to involve the alumni in current
progress, changes, and problems that
the University is experiencing and to
actively seek their assistance in many
ways, not just financial.
(*indicates Alummni Association Board
of Management endorsed candidates) ■
24    CHRONICLE/SPRING ALUMNI ACTIVITIES
CHRISTMAS
CHEER AT CECIL
GREEN PARK
The Alumni Association Volunteer
Christmas Party was a good chance for
the many volunteers, Board of Management members and staff to meet casually. Committee members, phonathon
workers, Speakers Bureau lecturers,
Alumni Association executive, and
many others shared their holiday cheer
at Cecil Green Park Dec. 15.
Board member Oscar Sziklai, MF'61,
PhD'64, spent part of the evening explaining the history of the Christmas
tree, using the 20 foot specimen at Cecil
Green Park as a visual aid.
A recent graduate flew in from Toronto to receive the Association's first
Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.
Kathleen Pichora-Fuller, MSc'80, BA
(Toronto), was recognized for her work
in audiology — especially hearing rehabilitation for the ejderly, a relatively
new field.
She graduated with a Master's degree
from the School of Audiology and
Speech Sciences, eventually moving to
Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital to do
clinical work. She became clinic supervisor for the Mount Sinai audiology
clinic, continuing her research and
therapeutic work while managing the
internationally respected clinic. The 31-
year-old UBC alumna has begun multi-
disciplinary work toward a Ph.D. Ms.
Pichora-Fuller is president of the Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists,
and is involved with several government task forces and advisory committees on services to the disabled and
hearing impaired. ■
Kathleen Pichora-Fuller, the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award winner speaking with
A lumni Association past-president Bert Reid (I) and Association Executive Director, Dan
Spinner (r) at the Volunteer Christmas Party. Eric Eggertson photo.
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AWARDS
$100,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS
The University of British Columbia
Alumni Association awarded scholarships and bursaries to 100 B.C. students
this year. At a reception honoring the
recipients, University President David
Strangway met the students and presented them with certificates.
The reception, held January 15 at
Cecil Green Park, provided an opportunity for the students to meet University
deans and the many Alumni Association volunteers who oversee the annual
scholarship program.
The Association's major award is the
Norman MacKenzie Alumni Scholarship, named in honor of the late Nor-
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
All alumni are invited to the Annual
General Meeting of the UBC Alumni
Association. The results of the Board of
Management elections will be announced, and the Association's Annual
Report will be distributed.
President David Strangway will make
a welcoming address, followed by reports from the executive, and a farewell
to retiring Board of Management members.
Come meet your new Board, and chat
with fellow alumni after the meeting.
Thursday, May 21,7 p.m.
6251 Cecil Green Park Road
Vancouver, B.C.
For more information, call 228-3313.
See you there! ■
man A. MacKenzie, an internationally
recognized legal scholar who served as
president of the University from 1944-
62. Mr. MacKenzie oversaw the massive
expansion UBC underwent after the
Second World War and into the 1960s.
He served on the Canadian Senate in
the 1970s.
The MacKenzie scholarships of
$1,750 are awarded annually to 30
Grade 12 students entering UBC. Committees of volunteers in 30 different regions of the province choose from dozens of applicants on the basis of high
scholastic achievement, outstanding
personal qualities and distinction
through service to others and participation in school and community activities.
Many other scholarship and bursary
programs are sponsored by the UBC
Alumni Association, including aid for
community college transfer students,
and librarianship students.
These scholarships and bursaries are
made possible from an endowment
created for annual student awards. The
Alumni Association met its portion of
the $1 million goal for the endowment
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$ 100,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS (cont.)
within 18 months, with matching funds
coming from the University and the
Vancouver Foundation.
President Strangway told the scholarship winners they must be willing to
search out the resources they most
want on campus. "You're here not only
doing well in your academics, but also
looking around and taking advantage
of the immense resources available to
you in this community," he told the students.
Louise Grant, who chairs the Alumni
Association's Scholarships and Bursaries Committee, said the Association
was pleased to be able to increase the
amount of the Norman MacKenzie
Scholarships this year.
Alumni with children or relatives
completing Grade 12, or community
college, who want more information
about the Alumni Association's scholarships and bursaries should contact Rachel Zuckermann at 6251 Cecil Green
Park, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5. The
deadline for most Alumni Association
scholarship applications is fast approaching. ■
For information on any of the
events listed below, or assistance in
the planning and organization of
your reunion or event, please call
the Alumni Programmes Department at (604) 228-3313, or write to
the UBC Alumni Association, 6251
Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver,
B.C. V6T 1W5.
Note: if you graduated in 1962, it's
time for your 25th reunion. Get together a reunion committee and let
us help you plan your special anniversary.
OTHER EVENTS
Medicine Division Annual General
Meeting: April 24, evening, Faculty
Club.
Nursing Division AGM: May 14, dinner, (TBA).
1987 Medicine Graduating Class Reception: May 28.
UBC RADIO
CELEBRATES
50 YEARS
The Student Radio Society of UBC
celebrates its 50th anniversary this
year. The station is gathering information and memorabilia from all eras of
UBC Radio's colourful and storied history, ranging from the early days of
playing records in the cafeteria,
through the Radsoc period in Brock
Hall to the Student Union Building days
of CYVR and the current CITR-FM. All
former members and executives are
asked to assist by lending or donating
photographs, tapes of various programs, scrap book mementos, or by
agreeing to personal interviews.
For additional information, please
contact Harry Hertscheg, station manager CITR-UBC Radio, Student Union
Building, 6138 SUB Boulevard, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 2A5, (phone 228-
3017) or Iolanda Weisz, AMS archivist,
at 228-5320, SUB Room 230E. ■
PHARMACY
DIVISION ACTIVE
The Pharmacy Division of the UBC
Alumni Association had two successful
events in recent months. The first, at
the University Golf Club Oct. 24, was a
dinner held in conjunction with Homecoming. More than 100 graduates,
spouses and faculty members attended.
The Pharmacy Division executive
was chosen, with Fred Wiley, BSP'53,
elected president, Bev Louis,
BScPhar'82, elected vice-president, and
Louanne Twaites, BSP'53, and Donna
Stradeski, BScPhar'81, secretary and
treasurer respectively.
During Open House, the division held
a social gathering in the George Cunningham Building. This gave Pharmacy
alumni an opportunity to tour the various displays in the building and meet
fellow alumni in the faculty lounge. ■
A WINDY CITY
GET-TOGETHER
An all-Canadian universities dinner is
being planned for alumni of Canadian
universities living in the Chicago area.
The tentative date is April 24 in Chicago.
Queen's University will host the evening, fashioned on similar dinners held
in Washington, D.C.
The keynote speaker will be David C.
Smith, PhD, principal and vice-
chancellor of Queen's University.
For more information, contact Murray Gill at Queen's, (613) 545-2060. ■
Class of '17: July, MacKenzie House.
'27, '37, '47, '57, '62, '67, '77 Agricultural Sciences: September 18-19,
(TBA).
Class of '37: October, (location TBA).
'42 Agricultural Sciences: May 28-
29, UBC.
'42 Commerce: October, (TBA).
'52 Phys. Ed.: June 30, afternoon slow
pitch and golf tourney followed by dinner at the University Golf Club.
'57 Medicine: May 22, UBC, May 23-
25, Whistler.
REUNIONS
Agricultural Sciences Classes  of
'60s: July 1-6, 108 Mile Ranch.
'62 Engineering: October, (TBA).
'62 Home Ec: October, (TBA).
'62 Law: June 12, (TBA).
'67 Home Ec: October, (TBA).
'77 Forestry: Sept. 11-13, Whistler.
'77 Law: July 18, class night, Law cafeteria; July 19, dinner, Pan Pacific Hotel.
'77 Rehab. Medicine: May 23, Faculty
Club.
'85 Pharmacy: June, picnic, (TBA).
Alpha Phi: July 10, Cecil Green Park.
Planning Division: June 12, dinner
honoring Brahm Wiesman, Cecil Green
Park.
Dates to be announced for the following reunions: '48 Civil Engineering, '52
Engineering, '52 Forestry, '57 Electrical
gineering, '57 Forestry, '58 Chemical
Engineering, '68 Chemical Engineering, '71, '72, '73 Social Work, '77 Electrical Engineering, '77 Medicine.
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STAY IN TOUCH
IN THE U.K.
Graduates of Canadian universities
living in the United Kingdom can stay in
touch with fellow alumni by contacting
the Canadian Universities Society of
Great Britain.
The non-profit organization is a central registry for Canadian alumni now
living in the U.K., or for Canadians studying there. The society helps Canadians keep in contact with each other and
with their home universities.
The group also offers advice on scholarships, accommodation, travel and
other intricacies of life overseas. And
the Society informs Britons about Canadian universities.
To find out more, write the CUS c/o
Ontario House, 13 Charles II Street,
London. SW1Y 4QS, or call 01-839-
2350. ■
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Joe Falconer, BASc'26, retired in Novem
ber at the age of 93 to spend more time with
his wife Etna at their Victoria home ...
Harry Warren, BA'26, BASc'27, BSc, PhD
(Oxford), received the H.H. "Spud" Huestis
Award for Excellence in prospecting and
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the Distinguished Pioneers Award presented
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by  the Governor General  to  mark Vancouver's centennial.
30s
Amateur owl tender J. Lawrence McK-
eever, BASc'30, has written A Dowry of
Owls, chronicling the operation of an owl
rehabilitation centre he and wife Kay have
maintained in Vineland Station, Ont. ... Agriculture grad Frank N. Hewetson, BSA'33,
MS (Mich.), PhD (Mich.), is living in Gettysburg, Penn.
40s
Geraldine Armstrong, BCom'41, is now
working part-time with the B.C. Lung Association ... Former provincial supervisor of
B.C. 4-H clubs Echo Lidster, BSA'42, was
made an honorary member of the Canada 4-
H Council during National 4-H Week in Toronto ... After more than two years research, Ian Schiedel, BASc'43, completed
the 273-page Schiedel Book, which traces
the 5,000 known descendants of two
Schiedel brothers who emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1825 ... Elvira Weins Le Gros,
BA'44, is a director on the board of the
Norfolk Association for the Mentally Retarded and a member of the Ontario Society
for Autistic Citizens ... Recognized for his
work creating a heritage park near Castlegar, John Charters, BA'46, BEd'58, was
honored as the 1985 Castlegar Citizen
of the Year ... Joan (Calderwood) Soles,
BA'46, and husband Daniel had a busy fall:
in October daughter Jennifer Soles,
BEd'84, married Michael Kennedy, BSF'86
in Golden; son Dan married Trina Larsen,
MD'86, daughter of Laila and Ray Larsen,
MASc'58 November in Edmonton; in October son John Soles, MD'86, married Laura
Down in Victoria. Daughters Elizabeth
(Soles) Boyle, BSc'77 works for IBM in California, daughter Diane Soles, BA'80,
teaches in Salmon Arm, and son James
Soles, BASc'78, works for Canada Defense
Construction in Ottawa ... Now living in
Victoria is Roy E. Plater, BA'47, after teaching for CUSO in Nigeria following 40 years in
B.C. schools ... Duncan author David Ri-
cardo Williams, BA'48, LLB'49, saw in
1986 his fifth biography published, Mayor
Gerry: the remarkable Gerald Grattan
McGeer, about the colorful mayor who built
city hall and crusaded against police corruption ... Agassiz Research Station scientist
Jack Freeman, BSA'49, MSA'50, received
an Award of Excellence, the highest award
that can be given to Canadian civil servants.
The award recognized his work aiding the
B.C. raspberry industry... Appointed senior
vice-president of Canadian General Electric
Co. is Merritt E. Gordon, BASc'49, of Peter-
28    CHRONICLE/SPRING boro, Ont. ... Bob G. Rogers, BCom'49,
travelled to London, England with his wife
Mary for an air crew reunion, then visited
the graves of his crew at Reichswald War
Cemetery in West Germany ... Retiring to
Richmond after 22 years on the P.E. faculty
at University of New Brunswick is Robert
W. Stangroom, BPE'49, MSc'56 ... Also retired is Floyd Clarence Wartnow, BA'49,
BEd'54, MEd'65, who taught for 35 years in
Surrey, Langley, Quesnel, Europe and Delta.
50s
B.R. (Bud) MacFarlane, BASc'50, is district
manager for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business in Vancouver ... Longtime UBC Reports editor information officer
Jim Banham, BA'51, took early retirement
after representing the University to the
media for 29 years... Returning to B.C. from
the Prairies is David M. Bowden, BSA'52,
MSA '57, PhD (OSU), the new director of
Agriculture Canada's Summerland Research
Station ... Doug MacKay, BSc'52, left the
top post at the Greater Vancouver Regional
District after 35 years to start a consulting
practice specializing in engineering and local government... Still teaching in the Baynes Lake one-room schoolhouse in the East
Kootenays is Evelyn Mclntyre, BA'53, one
of 15 teachers in the province doing solo
duty ... After 34 years working for Exxon in
Canada, the Caribbean and Saudi Arabia,
Trevor J. Rhydderch, BASc'53, is taking
early retirement ... Appointed president
and chief executive officer of Cominco Ltd.
is Robert E. Hallbauer, BASc'54 ... Canadian ambassador to South Africa Edward
(Ted) Lee, BA'54, LLB'55, QC, is now assistant deputy minister for Legal, Consular and
Immigration Affairs, for the Department of
External Affairs in Ottawa ... Julia Levy,
BA'55, received a Killam Research Prize for
her work with the human immune system,
especially cancer. The new prize was
awarded to 17 UBC researchers for their
records of excellence in their fields ... John
Bruk, BCom'57, LLB'58, was named deputy
chairman of the board of Trilon Inc.... Back
after six years in San Fransisco are Roger
Purves, BA'57, MA'59, and his wife Caroline Purves, BA'59, now living in Lantzville
... After 12 years as radio engineer, Jerry
Vernon, BASc'57, was appointed manager
of engineering standards for B.C. Tel ...
1986/87 president of the Canadian Bar Association is Bryan Williams, BA'57,
LLB'58, founding president of the Law for
the Future Fund, and director of Air B.C.,
Datel Communications, Inc. and Terra Copia
Estates... Legal counsel for Realistic, Equal,
Active for Life (REAL) Women of Canada is
Gwen Landolt ... Norma (Johnston)
Landstrom, BCom'58, is now executive assistant to the managing director of the Association of Professional Engineers of B.C. ...
Still squashing his opponents, University of
Victoria chancellor and former UBC Alumni
Association president George Morfitt won
the Veterans and Seniors divisions of the
Pacific Northwest Squash Championship
hardball events in Seattle ... Taking her first
career move outside of B.C. is Ann Geddes,
BSN'59, MSN'84, the new director of community health for the Halton Regional
Health Department, in Ontario ... Appointed president of BCE Development Corporation is Walter S. Pierce, BCom'59 ...
Ian Wallis, BSW'59, MSW60, is field practice coordinator, Developmental Services
Worker Program, Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology, Orillia, Ont. ...
Following 28 years with the B.C. Forest Service, Mike Wilkins, BSF'59, was named to
the new position of executive director, Operations Division.
60s
Overseeing one of the most prestigious institutions of its kind in the world, Murray A.
Newman, PhD'60, celebrated his 30th anni
versary as head of the Vancouver Public
Aquarium recently ... Kenneth S. Benson,
BCom'61, LLB'62, is now vice-president,
planning and development, for Crown Forest Industries Ltd.... Following up a successful party book, Carol (McGregor) Paton,
BEd'61, and Ann (Grainger) Herbert,
BEd'85, wrote a second one called Where's
the Party, Margaret? ... Walter Hardy,
BSc'61, PhD'65, won a Killam Research
Prize for his work in atomic physics at UBC
... President of the Southeastern Fulbright
Alumni Association, Robert L. Felix,
MA'62, co-wrote American Conflicts Law
with Luther L. McDougal and Robert A.
Leflar... Fellow author Mark Huba, BA'62,
has seen his book about the Kasparov vs.
Karpov chess matches In the World Championship published ... Allen Bernholtz,
MArch'63, is now Professor of Architecture
and Design at Spring Garden College, Pa.,
where he chairs the Department of Architecture and Design ... Donald Hill, MD'63,
took over as Head of UBC's Department of
Pediatrics ... Going his own way is Vancouver Sun money columnist Mike Grenby,
BA'63, who remains a nationally syndicated
columnist while joining the James E. Rogers
Group Ltd. as an indpendent personal financial planner ... David C. Pegg, BCom'63,
was appointed to the board of directors of
Elite Insurance Management Ltd. ... Doreen Braverman, BEd'64, serves as president of the North American Vexillological
Association, promoting the scientific study
of flags ... Active with the International
Learning Foundation, mind use author and
consultant Tony Buzan, BA'64, is education
chairman when not busy presenting workshops through Seattle's Pacific Institute ...
Returning to UBC to complete a doctoral
program in educational administration is
John R. Denley, BEd'64, MEd ... A recent
biography Betty Mitchell, a pioneer in Canadian theatre let novelist and playwright
Kenneth Walter Dyba, BA'64, pay tribute
to the woman who established amateur theatre in Calgary... Busy down under, Paul B.
de Leeuw, BSF'64, MBA (SFU), has started a
100 acre Angora goat stud farm and is setting up an import/export company in New
Zealand ... Stepping up at Newmont Mining
Corp., John R. Parry, BASc'64, MA, PhD
(Berkeley), was elected senior vice-
president ... Re-elected for his sixth term,
Coquitlam   alderman   Brian   Robinson,
BA'64, BSW'65, MSW'68, is a director for
Greater Vancouver Regional District Labour
Relations ... Named chairman of the 1987
Canadian Cancer Society Vancouver campaign, Bernard Simpson, BA'64, BSW'65,
LLB'68, is also a director of the Canadian
Council of Christians and Jews, Unicef,
Cheshire Homes Society, and co-chairs the
Mayor's Campaign on Famine Relief... Star-
studded journalist Olivia Ward, BA'64, won
top prize of the League for Human Rights of
B'nai Brith media awards for her eight-part
series on minority groups in the Toronto
Star. She was also recognized by the United
Nations' Population Institute for another series of articles ... Kelowna school psychologist and counsellor Robert Anderson,
BA'65, MA'70, received his Doctor of Education from Brigham Young University in Utah
... Holger H. Herwig, BA'65, published
Germany's Vision of Empire in Venezuela
1871-1914 with Princeton University Press
... Melvyn E. Best, BSc'65, MSc'67, is head
of the Eastern Petroleum Group for the Atlantic Geoscience Centre, Geological Survey
of Canada ... Vancouver architect Bernard
Perreten, BA'65, BArch'71, designed the
Cariboo Memorial Hospital extended care
unit in his home town of Williams Lake ...
Fred Affleck, BA'66, is assistant general
manager, corporate relations, for Australian
National Railways in Adelaide. He and his
wife Margaret have a new boy, Robert, born
in July ... Criss-crossing Canada will be J.
Keith Brimacombe, BSc'66, PhD (Royal
School of Mines, London) who was appointed American Society of Metals Canadian Council Lecturer for 1986/87 ... Linda
Leslie, BSN'66, married Canadian Forces
fighter pilot Garry Youngson ... Monica H.
Lindeman, BPE'66, MA'68, PhD'75, is associate professor of public administration at
Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Va. ... Toronto studio musician Barbara McDougall, BMus'66, now lives in Victoria ... Lynn Kenneth Pecknold, BEd'66,
was named vice-principal of Kitimat's Mount
Elizabeth Secondary School ... Frank M.
Dembicki, BA'67, is now a vice-president
and branch manager of Bache Securities'
Vancouver office ... Michael Bapty,
BASc'68, was re-elected to the council of the
Association of Professional Engineeers of
B.C Minister at Laidlaw Memorial United
Church in Hamilton, Ont. is John Livingstone, BA'68, MDiv'81... Malaspina College
audio-visual coordinator Ken Rumsby,
BEd'68, completed his MEd at Simon Fraser
University ... R.B. Williams, BA'68, MA'69,
was recently appointed director of personnel for North Vancouver School District ...
Sono Nis Press published Fraserport:
Freightway to the Pacific 1858-1985, a history based on a Douglas and Kwantlen College student project edited by Jacqueline
(Kennedy) Gresko, BA'69, MA (Carleton)
... Margaret (Newell) Lidkea, BSc'68, and
husband Tom, who is now senior environmental officer for the Capital Regional District, moved to Victoria ... Lyle Makosky,
MSc'69, is assistant deputy minister to the
Minister of State for Fitness and Amateur
Sport... Leaving the federal Department of
Insurance, Richard J. Humphries, BSc'69,
CHRONICLE/SPRING   29 MSc'72 joined William M. Mercer Ltd. as a
consulting actuary ... Promoted to vice-
president of RoyNat Inc., Brian McGuire,
MBA'69, continues to manage the company's Vancouver District office ... Rubbing
elbows with the powerbrokers, Sylvia Sa-
borio BA'69, is now Minister Counselor for
Finance at the Embassy of Costa Rica in
Washington, D.C.
70s
Rober A. Cannings, BSc'70, MSc'73 is chief
of biology at Victoria's British Columbia Museum ... Blake Malcolm Hoffert, BSc'70,
MD (Toronto) is now chief of medicine at
Oromocto Public Hospital in New
Brunswick ... David Cowley, MSc'71,
moved to Hawaii with his wife Mary (Bar-
chard) Cowley, BA'75 as mechanical engineer for Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
Corporation. She plans to return to teaching
... Retiring from the University of Ghana,
Samuel K. Doku, BSN'71, hopes to stay
involved in nursing ... Vine and Fig Tree
Books opened in Vancouver recently,
owned and managed by Elaine Perry,
BA'71, MLS'75 ... RobertTipman, PhD'71,
is Syncrude Canada Ltd. manager of extraction ... Nelson Verne Yuen, BA'71, is sessional instructor, Department of Visual Communication, Medicine Hat College ...
Heading the School of Leisure Studies, Brisbane College of Advanced Education, is
Trevor Arnold, BPE'72, MPE'73, PhD
(Queensland) ... Jean Buzan, MA'72, became an expert in gerontology by teaching
and living her field. Now, five years after her
mandatory retirement, she continues
freelance teaching ... J.P. Gabille, BSC'72,
MSc'74, moved to Corporate Finance, Pemberton, Houston, Willoughby ... Teachers
Ralph Henly, BEd'72, and Janice (Inglis)
Henly, BEd'80, were married last March,
and teach in Prince George ... 16 years of
poetry are condensed into Aldergrove poet
Linda Wilkene Johnson's, BA'72, MFA'74,
Showcase Animals, published by Press Por-
cepic ... Werner Gruenwald, BSc'72, has a
mineral exploration consulting practice ...
After five years in London, England, Chris
Lihou, BASc'72 moved to Shell's central offices in The Hague, Netherlands ... Tony
MacLeod, BSc'72, grows pears and plums in
north Idaho with wife Susan and son Ian,
consulting as a geologist on the side ... Appointed vice-president and general manager
of Whitbury Development is David R. Pod-
more, BA'72 ... Keith H. Tsukishima,
BSc'72, was transferred to the Winnipeg
South Holiday Inn as general manager ...
UBC Economics professor John Weymark,
BA'72, won a Killam Research Prize ...
Adele E. (Glass) Bailey, BA'73, was appointed administrator of the Central Island
Arts Alliance in Courtenay ... Sandra Lind-
strom, MSc'73, is a member of several international phychological associations, not
psychological, as reported in the Winter '86
Chronicle ... BCTV Newshour associate producer Joanne Sargent, BPE'73, won honors from the town of Salmon Arm for her
sports achievements. The Salmon Arm native played on the Canadian Women's bas
ketball team for six years ... Grant Anderson, BA'74, LLB'83, became a partner in the
municipal law firm Baker, Young ... Program head of Building Technology at British
Columbia Institute of Technology, Glenn M.
Hardie, BEd'74, MEd'78, has written Construction Estimating Techniques, published
by Prentice-Hall ... Louis K. Ho, MEd'74,
MLS'78, became a Fellow of the College of
Preceptors, the Royal Geographic Society,
and the Royal Society of Arts in the United
Kingdom, for his contributions to education
... New librarian for the Library and Maps
Divison of the Provincial Archives is David
Mattison, MFA'74, MLS'78 ... Vancouver
lawyer Jo-Ann Prowse, LLB'74, was appointed B.C. county court judge. She recently married fellow lawyer Gerald Greene
... Third year law student Tom Woods,
BA'74, MA'83, was chosen as a B.C. Law
Foundation Scholar for 1986-86. He joins
Vancouver firm Lawson, Lundell, Lawson
and Mcintosh upon graduation ... Pemberton Houston Willoughby Bell Gorinlock
chartered accountant Peter A. Young,
BA'74, MSc'78, married Gl Bernadette
Yuan, BSc'78, MD'81, who is in general
practice in Richmond ... Commerce and
Business Administration professor James
Brander, BA'75, won a Killam Research
Prize for his work in international trade theory ... Brian Burrill, BEd'75, is leadership
programs supervisor for the Recreation Division of the Government of the Northwest
Territories, in Yellowknife ... Roy Christensen, BA'75, MA (Carleton) continues to live
in Ottawa following his marriage to Vita
Kanstrup. He works for the Delegation of
the European Communities ... The new regional coordinator for B.C. Northern Region
public health units Elsie Gerdes, BSN'75,
was given the Dr. James Robinson Memorial
Award for her contribution to public health
nursing ... The 1987 Canadian Visiting
Scholar to Macquarie University in Australia, Brad Morse, LLB'75, BA (Rutgers), LLM
(York), was promoted to full professor at the
University of Ottawa Faculty of Law ...
Melvin R. Reeves, BCom'75, MSc'77,
formed the First Merchant Capital Corporation, with offices in Vancouver and Newport
Beach ... Stuart Rogers, BMus'75, moved
to Toronto to play in the Royal Conservatory
Orchestra ... Andrea Szametz, BA'75, married Gerald de Ga in Toronto ... Berkeley
professor Philip E. Tetlock, BA'75, MA'76,
PhD (Yale), received the American Psychological Association's award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology ... Lori
(McKeown) Austin, BMus'76, is an elementary music teacher in Burnaby, and had her
second daughter Colleen Marianne Sept. 1,
with husband Victor Austin ... Joan E. Barron, BEd'76, is on leave from her Calgary
schools music specialist position, while husband Donald E. Greenfield, LLB'78, practices with the firm of Bennett Jones ... Now
doing post-doctoral research in nerve regeneration at the University of Texas Medical
School is Allen J. Billy, BSc'76, MSc'83,
PhD (Texas) ... Valentine Janev, BA'76,
BArch'80, is an associate architect with Uriu
and Associates in Glendale, Calif. ... Ken
Anderson, BSc'77, set up a chartered accountant's practice in Maple Ridge ... Ro
bert French, BASc'77, was appointed secretary treasurer of Emil Anderson
Construction Co. Ltd. ... Doug Harms,
BA'77, is ministerial assistant in the Ministry
of Tourism, Recreation and Culture ...
Kathy McLaughlin, BA'77, is assistant vice-
president of marketing for Cantel Inc., after
heading the cellular phone company's marketing and communications strategy ... Peter J. Milbradt, BSc'77, and Annette
(Zoetemelk) Milbradt, BSc'80, were married in August and now live in Calgary ...
ios
Norman C. Beaulieu, BASc'80, MASc'83,
PhD'86, was appointed Queen's National
Scholar Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Queen's University ... Aquaculture sales consultant for Moore-Clark Co.,
Samuel L. Bowman, BSc'80, married Julie
S. (Dearn) Bowman, BPE'81, associate
physical education instructor at the downtown Vancouver YMCA, in September ...
Carol Eccott, BSc'80, is editor of B.C. Thoroughbred Magazine .... Burson-Marsteller
public relations agency account executive
Shari Graydon, BA'80, married Fraser
Carlyle in June... Craig Hemer, BE'80, and
Lori-Ann (Stubbs) Hemer, BEd'83, were
married in August ... Still working for the
Canadian Coast Guard in Newfoundland,
Philip Stewart McCarter, BSc'80, married
Louise Noseworthy in September ... After
five years as a Nanaimo teacher, Ray Matthews, BPE'80, has been awarded a Rotary
International Scholarship to develop an Effective Education program while studying at
the University of Queensland, in Australia...
Greg Meredith, BRE'80, promotes travel
through the North and Central areas of B.C.
as new manager of the North by Northwest
Tourism Association ... Surrey teacher Rita
(Peters) Piatt, BEd'80, won a Shell Merit
Fellowship to study energy and the environment ... Lorie Jeanne (Burns) Petrie,
BEd'80, now lives in Sydney, Australia ... Ed
Prior, BASc'80, moved to London, Ont. to
work as electrical design engineer with
M.M. Dillon, Ltd., consulting engineers ...
UBC Metallurgical Engineering researcher
Indira Samarasekera, PhD'80, was
awarded a Killam Research Prize ... Grade 7
teacher Gregory T.G. Smith, BA'80, is secretary of the Lions Club and councilman of
the Anglican Church in Campbell River ...
Newly married, Eddi Antonio Sponza,
BEd'80, teaches at Burnaby's St. Thomas
More Collegiate ... Gone east to Toronto,
John E. Stonier, BA'80, Lie Acct'84, works
in the Entertainment Group of Thorne Ernst
and Whinney ... Cliff Stark, BCom'80,
joined the investment firm of Burn Fry Ltd.
as an account executive ... Living in Calgary
with children Drew and Holly, Christine
Szefer, BEd'80, and husband Richard Un-
sworth, BASc80, who is the chief drilling
engineer with Shell Oil... Now with international brokerage firm Levesque, Beaubien
Inc., Bill Biles, BCom'81, is a stock, bond
and options broker ... A neuro educational
therapist at the Vancouver Learning Center,
Gordon Conroy, BEd'81, is an International Foundation of Learning member and
teacher at the Choice Learning Center ...
30    CHRONICLE/SPRING Monika Pompetzki Westermann, Dip.
Germ. Trans., married Gerold D. Westermann in August, 1985 in Hamilton, Ont. ...
Patricia Wolczuk, PhD'84, is travelling the
world with the National Defence College ...
Since graduation Brent Chomack, BSc'84,
moved to Calgary, spent six months building
his house, and married Jenny Stothard ...
Patrick Chun Jr., BASc'84, left CAE Electronics in Montreal to do software system
engineering for Hughes Aircraft in Los
Angeles ... Working on a Ph.D. in the history of Chinese art at University of California at Berkeley is Vyvyan Brunst, BA'85 ...
Richard D. Glue, BASc'85, is working as
environmental project engineer for Environment Canada in West Vancouver... Randall Hay, MBA'85, placed on the president's
honor roll for his chartered accountants final examination score. He works for the CA
firm Thorne, Ernst and Whinney in Abbotsford ... Kathy L. Kirk, MSW'85, is social
worker for the Psychiatric Research Institute in London, Ont. ... In Osaka, Japan,
Julie Lyster, BA'85, is teaching English to
adults ... Jeffrey Mah, BSc'85, is a systems
programmer for London Drugs... Broadcast
journalist Sandy Price-Hosie, BA'85 is now
part owner of Edie Hats in Vancouver ...
BIRTHS
Scott Borland, MEd'86, and Micheila,
thrilled with a boy, David Mark, Nov. 1, 1986
... Clarence E. Buhr, BA'62, a grandson,
Bjorn James Loney, April 21, 1986 ... Dave
Butler, BSF'81, a daughter, Courtney Elizabeth, granddaughter for A. Rod Butler,
BEd'70, and niece for Bruce Butler, BSc'83
... Christine (Cumming) Cowan, BA'70,
MEd'82, and Lee, a son, Jordan Gerald, July
8,1986, brother to Briana Lee... Richard T.
Crow, BSc'76, MSc'81, MD'83, and Patricia
(MacKay) Crow, BHE'79, MD'84, their first
child, Brittany Anne Elizabeth, Sept. 22,
1986 in London, Ont... Rose Der, BEd'78,
and Randy Soon, BCom'76, their first child,
Christine Nicole, Oct. 13,1986 in Vancouver.
Rose is a learning assistance teacher at Gren-
fell Elementary, and Randy is a chartered life
underwriter with London Life ... Mary
(Paruzzolo) Durig, BSN'76, and husband
Fred, their fourth child, Bruno Nicholas,
Aug. 13, 1986, brother to Christine, Nadia
and Jason ... Eric Eggertson, BA'85, and
Kelley Jo Burke, daughter Jessie Ruth Burke
Eggertson, Jan. 1, 1987 ... Werner Eichstadter, BA'68, and Lianne (Allanson)
Eichstadter, BEd'81, a son, Daniel Werner
Robin, brother for Peytra ... Phil Elder,
LLB'65, BA (Queen's), LLM (LSE), and Janet
Keeping, a daughter, Elizabeth Marie, Jan.
22, 1987, sister to Emily and Jamey ... Darrell G. Ert and Dierdre A. (Butterworth)
Ert, BA'84, a son, Malcolm Douglas Edward
... Eve Petersen, MLS'83, and Kevin Todd,
BSF'80, MA'85, a son, Ian, Dec. 27, 1986,
brother to Peter ... Michael N.C. Poon,
BSC'75, MSc'77, MDiv, (Toronto), PhD
(Oxon), a son, Johannes Calvin Yan-Kei,
Aug. 22, 1986 ... Gilbert Raynard,
BASc'78, and Beatriz (Cue) Raynard,
BEd'81, a daughter, Valerie Louise, Jan. 4,
1987 ...  Cindy (Wilson) Romanowski,
BEd'83, and Robert, Sarah Ashley, Sept. 25,
1986 ... Janice Roper, BCom'82, and Don
Roper, BCom'77, a boy, David Craig, Oct.
26, 1986 ... Gregg Saretsky, BSc'82,
MBA'84, twins, Mark and Jennifer, Oct. 6,
1986 ... Barbara Shoemaker, BPE'76, and
Bart, a daughter, Brittany Leight, May 12,
1986 ... Terry Steinhoff, MSc'75, and
Ginny Steinhoff, BRE'73, a son, Jonathan
Samuel, Aug. 26, 1986 in Denver, Co ...
Mark R. Steven, BA'73, and Diana, their
first child, Derek, Feb. 20, 1986 ... William
J. Threlfall, BSc'81, second child, Kyla Nicole, Oct. 18, 1986...
IN MEMORIAM
Pauline M. (Prescott) Antenbring, BA'47,
April 15, 1984 while vacationing on a
cruise ship near Greece with her husband
Gordon. Death came suddenly from a
stroke, followed by a cerebral hemorrhage.
Betty Ann Antille, BSM'52, June 20, 1986
at White Rock Hospital.
Amy Barker, BA'39, BEd'50, Sept. 23,
1986 in White Rock.
Thomas Roger Boulter, BA'61, in a car
accident April 14,1986 in Ladysmith.
Archie M. R. Cambrin, BASc'49, Sept. 21,
1986.
Ben Chud, MSW'67, Oct. 9, 1986 at 64
years. A professor at the School of Social
Work, he is survived by wife Gallia,
daughters Gyda and Rita, mother Pauline
Chudnovsky, brothers Hy and Sam,
mother-in-law Nina Ullman, sons-in-law
Roland Bishop and Stanley Rosen, and
many nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
Barbara Jean Chester, BHE'49, June 24,
1986.
D. Michael Churchill, MA'54, at his home
in Baltimore, Md., July 9,1986.
Albert Colby Cooke, Professor Emeritus
of History, July 26, 1986 in Courtenay. After
active service in the First World War, he
graduated from Oxford, coming to UBC in
1929 from the University of Manitoba. A
popular lecturer for the University
Extension Associations, his lectures had a
wide following at UBC and throughout B.C.
He retired to Sooke, then Parksville and
finally Courtenay.
Eldred K. Evans, BA'36.
Laurence Farstad, MSc'47, Jan. 8, 1987.
The B.C. head of the Soil Survey and
Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, from
1939-75, he helped develop the first soil
classification system for Canada, the first
soil-crop suitability system in B.C., and the
agricultural capability boundaries for the
B.C. Agricultural Land Commission.
Following retirement in 1975, he
established his own consulting company.
He is survived by his wife Katharine, son
Graham, daughter Karen, sisters Dena and
Kae, brother Carl and four grandchildren.
Carol M. Foley, BA'35, Sept. 17, 1986.
Arthur Gallaugher, BA'26, MA'28, PhD
(McGill), July 12, 1986 in Vancouver. A
noted member of the fishing industry of
B.C., he is survived by his daughter,
Patricia, BSc'63, and Eileen Wright.
Kathleen Godoy, BA'30, in June, 1986.
George Holland, BA'33, MA'37, PhD,
November 10, 1985. Lost for three days
during a hunting trip, he was found, but
died of hypothermia.
Mary Evelyn MacQueen, BA'28, MA
(Middlebury), at 80 on April 6, 1986. The
first teacher in the Comox High School, she
finished her career as head of the Language
Department at Victoria Senior Secondary
School. She is survived by sister Jean,
brother Ian, and two nieces. Donations to
the Student Aid Fund, University of
Victoria, with preference for students in
French.
James S. Needham, BArch'62, Aug. 18,
1986 in Medicine Hat.
Kenneth Frederick Noble, BA'28, at 79,
Dec. 26, 1986 at UBC Extended Care
Hospital, of Alzheimer's Disease. Born in
Vancouver, he was a member of the UBC
rugby team, continuing to play for Hong
Kong at the international level. He was
Canadian Trade Commissioner in Hong
Kong, Bombay, Singapore, Sydney,
Capetown, Johannesburg, Vancouver and
Santo Domingo. He is survived by his wife
Jessie, children Kenneth and Katherine,
son Bruce and nine grandchildren.
Creswell J. Oates, BA'31, MA'34, May 1,
1985.
John C. Oliver, BA'25, BASc'27, Nov. 15,
1986 at 81 in Vancouver. He worked for the
city engineering department, becoming
city engineer from 1949-65. He served as a
Royal Canadian Engineer in the Second
World War, winning an MBE in 1945. He is
survived by his sister Jean, children Craig,
Fergus and Sara Brusse, stepchildren
Gordon Shrum and Jane Strang, and 11
grandchildren.
Willa J. Routledge, BSM'54, Oct. 30, 1986.
Gary Robert Scott, BEd'68, July 1, 1986.
A former teacher, vice-principal and
principal, he was a leader in athletics,
student activities and the classroom. He is
survived by his wife Lewana, and children
Michael and Tamara. Contributions to the
Gary Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund may
be sent to School District #43, 550 Poirier
St., Coquitlam, V3J 6A7.
M. Bruce Smith, BA'47, at 60 on April 13,
1986. Known for his work with children, he
was Coordinator of Special Education,
School District #14, and helped set up the
Okanagan Similkameen Neurological
Society and the Alternative School
program. He is survived by his wife Pauline,
parents Charles and Margaret Smith of
West Vancouver, children Randal, Sandra,
Alison Morrow, and grandson Jeffrey.
Contributions to a bursary in his name can
be sent to School District #14.
C. Jean Stewart, BA'28, April 4, 1986 in
Cleveland. Born in New Westminster, she
was a librarian in California and Ohio. She
is survived by cousins in Canada and the
U.S.
Richard Charles Stewart, MD'78, Sept.
10, 1986 in Kelowna. He completed his
residency at Dalhousie University,
practising in Hinesville, Ga., then Kelowna.
He is survived by his parents, Jim and
Doreen Stewart, brother Brian of Kelowna
and sisters Gayle Stewart-Gray and Susan
Reid of Toronto.
Robert M. McLuckie, BASc'22, July 7,
1986.
CHRONICLE/SPRING   31 " t's 2:59 p.m., and
these people are all #
going to tne same meeting.
Introducing the call-in conference.
Meet-Me Conferencing is an innovative solution
especially for those times when you're away from
your usual phone. The difference between this and
regular teleconferencing is that participants dial into
this meeting themselves. At an appointed time,
your associates simply dial a pre-arranged Vancouver
number. And that's it. Everyone's connected.
It's an ideal service for companies whose people
are on the move. No one is tied to a particular phone
waiting for a call. No one has to wait while the
operator sets it up.
Meet-Me Conferencing can handle calls from up
to 41 locations. And they can call in from virtually
anywhere. Locally, nationally or internationally.
Best of all, it's affordable. The person who
ananges the meeting is billed 18£ per minute, per
location. And each participant is individually billed
the appropriate long distance rate.
You can even take advantage of this convenient new
service by using your long distance Calling Card.®
To set up Meet-Me Conferencing, just dial 0 and
ask the Conference Operator for a Meet-Me number.
Then advise your group ofthe number and time
to phone in. It's that simple.
For an additional charge, the operator will notify
your people ofthe number
and call-in time.
Try it and you'll appreciate this new convenience
for people on the move.
B.C.TFL&
Nationwide Communications
through Telecom Canada
MfgfMf A new freedom for business.

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