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 University of
British Columbia
WI 1994
Volume 48
Number 2
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Parents' Appeal
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UBC by supporting projects
important to their children's
Class Act Appeal
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their school spirit with a
three-year pledge to the
Alumni Appeal
UBC grads give something
back and continue the
tradition of today's alumni
helping tomorrow's grads.
Awards Appeal
Alumni and friends ofthe
university support awards for
outstanding students
pursuing excellence at UBC.
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Alumni and friends ofthe university
contribute annual gifts of $ 1,000 and
above—an outstanding commitment
to supporting excellence at UBC.
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commitmentto making UBC a world-
renowned institution of higher
education and research.
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Your annual gift helps make UBC great—and that helps our whole community. University of
British Columbia
Volume 48
Number 2
Fall 1994
Board of Management
Elected Members
Chris Petty, MFA'86
}ebra L Browning,
Assistant Editor
Dale Fuller
Post President
im Stich,
Margot Dear
Zoe Landale
Sr. Vice President
Al Poettcker,
Lynn Melcombe
Ethel Warbinek
Glennis Zilm
Dickson Wong,
Members-crt-Large '94-'96
Chris Bendl, BSc'9l
'amela Friedrich, BA'67
.ouanne Twaites, BSc(Pharm)'53
The invitations are out. We're waiting for a
Members-at-Large '93-9S
reply from presidents Clinton and Yeltsin,
Beryl March, BA'42, MSA'62. DSc(Hon)'88
Patricia Smith, BA'80, LLB'85
but Homecoming will certainly not be
Grace Wong, BEd'74, MBA'83
dependent on their presence. All we really
need is you! Photo by Mark Van Manen,
Executive Director
Agnes Papke, BSc(Agr)'66
courtesy of the Vancouver Sun.
idrtoriol Committee
ton Burke
Steve Crombie
<atie Eliot
Dale Fuller
Chris Petty
Sue Watts
Carla Weaver
Don Wells
The UBC Alumni Chronicle is published 3
times annually by the UBC Alumni
Association, 6251 Cecil Green Park Road,
Vancouver, B.C., V6T IZI. It is distributed
free to ail graduates of UBC. Member,
Council for the Advancement and Support
of Education
Printed in Canada
by Mitchell Press
ISSN 0824-1279
Paddling Back to Henley
UBC crew members from old and new teams
journeyed to Henley-on-Thames for the 1994
regatta: the new to compete, the old to reminisce.
School of Nursing 75 Years Old—And Growing
The history of the oldest university nursing degree-
granting program in the Commonwealth.
In the Genes
Patricia Baird built UBC's internationally
recognized Department of Medical Genetics from
"scotch tape and bailing wire."
Yes, folks it's that time of year again! Take a look at all of
the fun things for you and your family to do!
Alumni News
Debra Browning's Column
David Strangway's Column
Faculty News
Class Acts
20 Our Services Under Review
Non-profit organizations play an important part in our lives.
From raising funds for medical research to organizing local
little leagues, non-profits offer us a wide range of programs and
services, delivered in a cost-effective manner. With more than 100,000
""-'-'■ ' i     members, the Alumni Association is likely
the largest such organization you belong to.
The challenge this Association faces is to
determine which services best meet your
needs wherever you happen to live, and how
those services can be provided in the most
economical way.
UBC has attracted students from all over
the world, and many of these students
return home with their degrees. As well,
many graduates spend all or part of their
careers abroad. Here is a rough breakdown of how UBC alumni are now
spread around the world:
Caribbean  100
Africa and the Middle East 200
South and Central America 200
South Pacific 400
Europe 800
Asia  1,000
USA 4,500
Canada 94,000
BC 80,000
Ontario 6,500
Alberta 3,500
Rest of Canada 4,000
As these numbers grow, we must continue to examine how we deliver
our services. We are therefore embarking on three initiatives that will help
us clarify our goals and enhance the benefits of membership.
• Branches: We will restructure our branches program so we can
reach more members in a more interactive and meaningful way;
• On Campus: We will work with the UBC's administration to
increase members' opportunities to volunteer in advisory and related
capacities dealing with university matters at all levels;
• Member Services: We will investigate ways to increase services
(both on and off campus) to offer you increased rewards and opportunities
of membership.
We invite you to call us on our new 800 number (1-800-883-3088) or
fax us at 822-8928. We are currently establishing E-mail access in our
offices, and we hope to offer that service very soon.
These are challenging times for all of us. We look forward to working
with you to meet these challenges.
Debra Browning, LLB'80, President
4        UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1994
The School of Audiology and
Speech Sciences graduated its
25th class in May and celebrated
with a day-long conference featuring
scientists from the communication
disorders disciplines.The school has
always emphasized the links between theory and practice, so lecture topics included second language learning, working memory,
cognitive aspects of lip reading and
the neurophysiology of language
processing. Attendees were invited
to discuss the application of new
ideas to their own clinical problems.
Thanks to the President's Allocations Committee and the Walter
Gage Memorial Fund for financial
support of the conference.
More than 260 audiologists and
speech-language pathologists have
earned degrees at UBC.The school
plans to build its alumni network
with newsletters, a directory and a
mentoring project. For more info,
please call 822-8918.
Engineering held a BBQ at Cecil
Green Park on July 8th, with perfect
weather.This year we invited faculty
and retired professors to the event.
The $10 charge covered all our
costs and the surplus will be used
for one of this year's UBC engineering design competitions.Thanks to
all those who turned out.
Our next event is Old Red, New
Red, at Cecil Green on October 13
at 6:30 p.m.The current batch of
students has a chance to meet
alumni for an informal evening of
discussion about the profession, student accomplishments and future
directions of the department.
We are looking for engineering
alumni to serve on the division executive.We would like to fill open
positions before the next event. Call
DougWhiticar at 986-0233 (o),
986-8583 (f) or 439-7952 (h). Or
call us at 822-8918.
Health Care and Epidemiology
will hold the 12th Annual Pacific
Health Forum on October 27 & 28
at the Delta/Vancouver Airport Hotel, 3500 Cessna Drive, Richmond.
The topic will be "The New Directions Symphony—Harmonizing
Health Services." For info contact:
Lisa DePaoli. 585-5530, FAX 588-
3320 or Sandi Broughton, 875-6000
(local 2504), FAX 872-4596.
Medicine marked the 40th anniversary of its first graduating class on
May 27, 1994.
The Medical Student and Alumni
Centre hosted the division's AGM
and awards reception on May 7,
1994.The winner of this year's
Wallace Wilson Leadership Award
was Drew Young MD'59. Honorary
Alumnus Awards went to Dr.
Denys Ford, Medicine and Dr.
William Ovalle, department of
Stephen Tredwell MD'66 is the
new division president, replacing
David Kason MD'7I, who will remain an active member of the committee. The rew treasurer is
Michael Myckatyn MD'72. James
Dimmick MD'68 replaces Steve
Larigakis MD'86 as the board's
new member-at-large, and Elaine
McKevitt Bsc'92 replaces Ari
Giligson Bsc'9l as the undergrad
student rep.
The division is holding its 9th Annual Golf Tourney and Dinner on
Thursday, September 22 at the University Golf Course. All medical
alumni are invited, so come out to
join the fun. For more info, contact
Nancy Vered at the Medical Student
and Alumni Centre, 879-8496.
The Mentor Program was established in 1990, and its goal is to link
medical students with members of
the medical profession. If you would
like to become a mentor or receive
more information, please contact:
Neil Parker, Student Affairs, UBC
Faculty of Medicine, Dean's Office, NEWS
317-2194 Health Sciences Mall,Vancouver, BC.V6T IZ3, or telephone
The Medical Outreach Elective
Program (M.O.R.E.) is meant to
stimulate interest in international
health issues and provides support
to colleagues wishing to gain academic credits working in a developing nation. The program is open to
4th year medical students. For more
information, contact: M.O.R.E., c/o
Faculty of Medicine, Undergraduate
Dean's Office, 3250-910 W10th
Ave.,Vancouver, BC.V5Z 4E3, or
telephone 875-4500.
Nursing celebrated the school's
75th Anniversary on May 12. It was
an exciting evening with over 170
alumni and guests at the Delta Vancouver Hotel. We hope the evening
sets a positive tone for Katharyn
May, the new director. One of the
most satisfying parts of the evening
was seeing so many eras of nursing
represented. There was at least one
complete table of nurses from every
10-year group.
This year, award recipients were
unaware they were to be honoured
until their names were announced.
The Award of Distinction went to
Nora Whyte BSN'73, MSN'88.
Nora has had a long career in education, practice and with the
RNABC. Rose Murakami BSN'62,
who has made impressive contributions to nursing, won the Nursing
Recognition Award. For more information about these awards or the
Young Alumni Award, please contact
Linda Gomez via the Alumni Association.
The evening's guest speakers
were fascinating. Glennis Zilm and
Ethel Warbinek, co-authors of the
history of nursing at UBC (see p.
12) presented a slide show that included pictures of faculty and students from the inception of the
school in 1919. Several ofthe people in the slides attended the dinner.
Nursing alumni will hold their annual Homecoming brunch at Cecil
Green Park on September 25, 1994
at 10:30 a.m. Guest speaker will be
Katharyn May, director of the UBC/
VGH School of Nursing. Cost is $10
for members, $5 for students and
$15 for non-members. Please RSVP
to 822-8918 by September 19. Send
cheques c/o Dorothy Logan, Treasurer, 105-2202 Marine Dr., West
Vancouver, BC.V7V IK4.
Pharmacy held its 5th Annual
Bernie Riedel Golf Tournament at
the University Golf Club in June.
120 golfers participated. Bernie
Riedel served as dean of the faculty
from 1967 to 1984.This year's event
raised $30,000 for research in pharmacy practice and administration.
Lenny Marks,VP London Drugs,
organized the first tournament and
still serves on the organizing committee. Pharmacists and friends play
18 holes of golf and enjoy a BBQ
dinner. Dean John McNeill was master of ceremonies for the evening
and presented the prizes.
Social Work will hold its AGM on
Wednesday, October 26th, 7:30
p.m. at Cecil Green Park.There will
be a feature speaker and discussion
of school and alumni activities. The
division's Friends of the School program needs volunteers to help with
library materials and the school's
reading room. For information call
Marty Lund at 299-2278.
March 14, Nanaimo: Thirty
alumni met with President David
Strangway at the Coast Bastion Inn.
March 14, Campbell River:
Alumni met informally with David
Strangway and Chancellor Bob Lee
BCom'56 at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Anchor Inn.
March 15, Victoria: One hundred
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UBC An mm CnkoMci.i., Fail 1994 NEWS
New Library Will Revitalize Campus
To get a sense of any university, go to its library. It is the focus
of much of the life of the campus: students spend a large
percentage of their time immersed in its treasures; faculty depend
on it for supplying the latest in research materials; staff and the general
public use it as a primary resource for
information about the world around them. In
a very real sense, the library is the heart of a
UBC is no different. Our system of libraries,
resource centres and reading rooms is one of
the strongest in Canada. Special libraries, such
as the David Lam Management Research
Centre, the Woodward Medical Library and
the new Scarfe extension, which will be
dedicated largely to library space, add
immeasurably to our ability to attract the best
and the brightest to our campus. Altogether, our library has the highest
circulation rate of any research library in North America and, while much of
the collection is irreplaceable, materials in our library are currently valued
at $400 million.
But we need to grow. Demands on the system from all our users have
never been greater, and budgetary pressures have made it difficult to do
more than maintain our current levels of funding. Even so, we have transferred substantial funds to help develop electronic materials, and while we
have been forced to cut some journals from our collection, with new
journal acquisitions, there has been an actual net gain in the number of our
journal titles. We have, traditionally, been ranked in the top 20 (of 108) of
North American research libraries by the Association of Research Libraries,
but in spite of our efforts, two years ago we slipped to 27th. We are
determined to get back into the top twenty within three years.
As a result of our recent World of Opportunity Campaign, we are about
to begin construction of Phase I of our library expansion with the Walter C.
Koerner Library building. The building was designed by Arthur Erickson and
will add 70,000 square feet to our library space.Two floors of the new
building (described as a "green glass jewel") will be underground and will
link with Sedgewick which will itself be renovated. It will go a long way
towards addressing our urgent need for more space and for more resources
to help users access the library's world-wide networks.
We are currently about $4.5 million short of our goal for funding this
construction. Since it is such an essential addition to UBC, we will be
approaching you this fall for your help. When you are contacted, please
consider giving to this project. It guarantees that UBC will maintain its edge
into the 21 st Century.
The official sod turning ceremony for the Walter C. Koerner Library
will take place during this year's Homecoming celebrations on October 15
at IO:30.You are cordially invited to come see the beginnings ofthis
remarkable building, and to join us in celebrating our remarkable university.
David Strangway, President, UBC
6        UBC Ai.lmni Chronicle, Fall 1994
fifty people were expected at this
event at Ocean Pointe Resort, and
over 200 showed.
June I, Ottawa: Jointly organized
with UBC Government Relations,
this reception at the Chateau
Laurier was co-hosted by BC
House. Lome Seitz was MC, and
guest speakers were Nelson Riis
BEd'67, MA'70; Daphne Jennings
BEd'73 and David Anderson
LLB'62.The lively event was attended by other alumni/MPs and by
David Strangway.
June 9, Montreal: Past Association
president Jim Stich BSc'71,
DMD'75 emceed a reception at the
Ritz Carlton Kempinski. David
Strangway attended this small but
enthusiastic gathering.
June 9, Kelowna: Chancellor Lee
brought greetings to the brunch for
the grads about to receive their
UBC degrees from Okanagan College University.
June 10, Kamloops:This reception was co-hosted by UBC, SFU
and UVic for grads of University
June 6, Toronto: Well-wishers gathered at the Park Plaza Hotel to celebrate Dr. Strangway's 60th birthday
and his honorary degree from the U of
T. Guest speakers were Pierre Berton,
Hart Mc-Dougall andArkani Hamed.
Bob McGavin was MC.
College of the Cariboo. Chancellor
Lee represented UBC.
July I, London:This Canada Day
celebration was co-hosted by our
London branch and BC House. MC
was Mark Rose BSc(Agr)'47, BC's
Agent General in England. Allie
Taylor BA'86, London branch rep,
and Audrey Mortlock of BC House
did an outstanding job of organizing
the event. Dr. and Mrs. Strangway
attended along with the UBC rowing team.There was a good turnout
of alumni, which included Great
Trekker Isabella Vollum BA'21.
July 2, Henley-on-the-Thames:
This barbecue was put on by the
Association with the UBC department of athletics. There was great
fun with hamburgers, the race and
the opportunity to catch up with
UBC friends. Of course, the
Strangways were there to cheer for
the UBC team!
Upcoming Branch
Nelson, Sunday, Sept. I I
Golf Tournament and Reception
Trail, Monday, Sept. 12
Alumni Reception
San Francisco, Saturday, Sept. 17
Football Game, Alumni Reception
Taipei, September 29
Hong Kong, Monday, Oct. 3
Alumni Reception, Island Shangri La
Chilliwack, Wednesday, Oct. 12
Alumni Reception, Rainbow Inn
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Homecoming '94
October 13-15
See page 18 for details NEWS
Arts '20 Reunion
If you've ever participated in the
Arts '20 Relay, you're invited to the
UBC Intramural Sports' Reunion
Banquet, celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Arts '20 Relay! The
reunion will take place on the Saturday night of Homecoming Weekend,
October 15, 1994. Please call UBC
Intramural Sports at 822-6000 for
further details.
UBC Professor
Emeritus Honoured
George Volkoff, professor emeritus
in physics at UBC's Faculty of Science, has been appointed an officer
of the Order of Canada. Governor-
General Ray Hnatyshyn made the
announcement on June 29 in Ottawa. Volkoff headed the physics department from 1961 to 1971, and
then became dean of the faculty. He
held the latter position until his retirement in 1979. He was pleased to
receive such an honour, stating that
it was for a lifetime of work, not for
any one accomplishment.
New \fork, New York
The Canadian Club of New York invites you to a cocktail reception on
Thursday, October 13, 1994 from
6:00-9:00 p.m.The Canadian Club is
located in Midtown Manhattan at 15
West 43rd Street, just off 5th Avenue.
This is an opportunity to meet
UBC alumni as well as other Canadians living in the tri-state area.
Please come out and support UBC
by wearing an identifying pin or button. Dress: business attire. Cash
bar. Please RSVP by October 6,
1994 to (212) 596-1320.
A Traveller Writes
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel on one of our tours? Well,
read on.We received a very appreciative letter from K.H. Johnson of Port Moody,
BC about his trip to Australia and New Zealand. Some excerpts follow.
Of the two countries I preferred Australia because of the stark differences in the tropical surround of Cairns, the Great Barrier Reef and
the desert environment of Alice Springs and Ayers Rock.
In all fairness, New Zealand's sounds are quite spectacular. The
sounds, of course, are a misnomer: they are really fjords. Milford
Sound is better than any of the fjords we saw in Norway's south coast.
So much for the scenery. The people of both countries were the
most friendly we have ever met. The 'barby' we had in Alice Springs
was probably the most wholesome food we had. We learned how to boil
a 'billy' and make damper bread on a bonfire. Then we learned how to
throw a boomerang, saw the Southern Cross as night fell and a kangaroo raiding the hosts' garden. Our dinner served by our home-host in
Auckland was equally enjoyable. We shared many views and thoughts
over a home-cooked meal with three other couples from the ship, so
we were really four couples enjoying each other's company as well as a
good meal and good wine.
This has been our second adventure with Intrav, and they seem to
get better with use. Both Brett and Tera were very qualified and
friendly guides throughout the trip. We shall always remember this adventure and are certainly glad we chose UBC to do this trip.
Yours truly,
KH. Johnson
See? It paid to go to
A Stats Can study confirms that university grads take home fatter pay-
cheques, making 70 per cent more
on the average than those with only
a high school education. Women do
even better. In Nova Scotia, women
earned more than 250 per cent
over their high school educated sisters, while men made 150 per cent
of their own high school educated
counterparts' earnings.
Employers are not necessarily
looking for specific knowledge acquired at university but are interested in skills that make university
graduates more adaptable and retainable.
One contributing factor to the
study results is that the job market
is very competitive right now, and
employers are able to choose those
with the highest qualifications.That
usually means a university degree.
Class reunions
Class of'34 Sept 15
•49 Civil Sept 22 & 23
'54 Home Ec Oct 15
*59 Medicine Sept 8-11
•59 Mech Eng Sept 10
•64 Chem Eng Oct 8-10
'64 Medicine Sept 2-5
'64 Pharmacy Sept 23 & 24
'69 Forestry Sept 24-27
'74 Dentistry Oct 7
'74 Medicine Aug 26-28
•74 Social Work... Sept 30-Oct I
'84 Commerce Sept 15
'84 Forestry Sept 9 & 10
'84 MBA Sept 29
•84 Mech Eng Sept 17
•84 Medicine Oct 21-23
'84 Nursing Oct 14
'84 Pharmacy Sept 23 & 24
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YAC Update
YAC continues to expand! We've had many events over the
spring and summer, starting with a Freddy Wood Theatre night in
March, a Dude Ranch/White Water Rafting weekend in July and
watching fireworks in August at English Bay.
On September I I, we're going on a 5-hour sailing cruise on a
60-foot sail boat.Tickets are $25 and all you have to bring is a picnic lunch. If you are interested in attending any of our events,
please call us at the UBC Alumni Association (822-33 I 3) or fax/
mail the coupon below.
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Return to:   UBC Alumni Association
Attn: Young Alumni Connections
6251 Cecil Green Park Road
Vancouver, B.C..V6T IZI
Phone: 822-3313 Fax: 822-8928
Annual General Meeting
The Association's AGM will be
held on Thursday, September 22
starting with a reception at 6:00
1.   Call to order.
pm. All grads and members of
2.   Acceptance of the 1992-93
Congregation are invited.
The reception will allow mem
3.   Treasurer's Report.
bers to meet the Board of Direc
4.   Returning Officer's Report.
tors and Association staff. Re
5.   Report on Collective
freshments will be served.
Dr. Walter Hardwick, profes
6.   UBC Administration Remarks.
sor of geography, will be the
7.   Announcement of 1994
evening's guest speaker. He will
make his presentation at 6:30.
8.   Past President's Remarks.
The business portion of the
9.   President's Remarks.
meeting will begin at 7:00 pm.
10. Closing/Adjournment.
L'BC Ai.imm Ciiromci.k, Kali  1994 NEWS
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Paddling Back to Henley
by Alan Roaf
In early July, UBC's men's Varsity eight-oared crew went to England
to compete in the 155th Henley Royal Regatta, one of the premier
rowing regattas in the world. The event drew rowers from Australia,
Hong Kong, Japan, Europe and North America, and was the largest
regatta since its inception in 1838.
Henley ranks as one of the social events of the British season, along
with Wimbledon and Ascot. Women in their best finery and men in
their old rowing club blazers lined the banks of the Thames to drink
Pimms and cheer on the competitors in the five days of racing from
June 29 to July 3.
UBC crews are no strangers to Henley. In 1955, the UBC Gold
Medal eight from the '54 British Games raced in the Grand Challenge
Cup and beat the favoured Soviet crew in a semi-final race that has
become a regatta legend. The crew was narrowly defeated in the final
by the University of Pennsylvania, but they were so impressive that
they were dubbed the Cinderella Crew, a name that stuck for years.
UBC has also competed in the coxless fours events, and won the prestigious Stewards Cup in 1976.
The 1994 crew, along with 84 other entrants, raced for the Thames
Cup. By the start of racing on June 29, preliminary row-offs had narrowed the field to 48. UBC started in good form, wining its first race
on the 29th with the fastest time of the day. But they fell victim on the
30th to the Nautilus Crew from Ireland, touted to be one the best
crews in the field.The ultimate winner was a fine crew from Brown
But Henley '94 was more than just racing. For the first time, a UBC
sports team was sent to attend alumni as well as competitive events.
The crew attended an alumni reunion at BC House on Canada Day,
hosted by BC's agent general, Mark Rose, with Dr. and Mrs. Strangway
as special guests.The next evening, following the days's racing, UBC
hosted a good old BC barbeque complete with Molson's beer and delicious hamburgers. Alumni had another chance to meet with the crew
and with David and Alice Strangway, and catch up on things back home.
The presence of the rowers made a difference, and many people mentioned how nice it was to see current students and hear what's happening on campus these days. And the rowers got the chance to see
that UBC connections really do carry on past graduation, and that
Alumni feelings for UBC remain strong no matter how far from home
they may be. Special thanks to June Carlyle of the athletics department
for pulling together all the components that made the London and
Henley receptions so well-attended and so much fun.
While not racing through to the final at Henley, the 1994 crew
made an important contribution to our alumni effort. Each crew member was a great ambassador, and the experiment proved that alumni
and sporting events can work very well together. Henley has not seen
the last of UBC crews. **•
L'BC Ail mm Chronicle, Fall 1994 ATHLETICS
The second annual Sports Hall of
Fame and Alumni Reunion Dinner
will be held on Friday, October 14 in
the Ponderosa Banquet Hall (University Blvd. and West Mall).The event,
which will see the induction of
eleven former athletes, four "builders," and one team (1930-31 men's
basketball), has been coordinated to
coincide with the 1994 Homecoming
celebrations.There will be a no-host
bar from 6:00-7:00 pm followed by
dinner and the induction proceedings.
The basketball team of'30-'3l
proved to be virtually unbeatable.
Led by the likes of Bob Osborne,
Arnold Henderson, Pi Campbell and
Cy Lee, they defeated the best senior A teams from both BC and the
prairies en route to the Western Canadian Championship. They then
went on to defeat the Eastern Canadian Champions to be the first team
to bring a national championship to
Point Grey.
Inductees under the category of
athlete include Jean (Bardsley)
Eckhardt ; Rick Hansen; Jim Harmer
(post humous); Basil Robinson; Alan
Hobkirk;Tricia Smith; Thelma (Cornwall) Mahon (post humous); George
Puil; Maureen (Hibberson) Bray; John
McLeod and George Hungerford.
Inductees under the category of
builder are Frank Read (post
humous); Marilyn Pomfret; Gordon
Shrum (posthumous) and Jack
Seating is limited so anyone
wishing tickets or further information is urged to contact June Carlyle
(822-8205) or Buzz Moore (822-
The Homecoming Football
Game will be on October IS and the
Thunderbird hockey team will play
their CWUAA home openers against
the Saskatchewan Huskies on October 14 and 15. Seepage 18 for
Homecoming details.
In July the faculty took the first step
towards creating the University
Graduate Fellowship Fund, an endowment that will generate enough
annual interest to award one UGF in
perpetuity. Our goal is to raise
$225,000 in alumni contributions.
Thank you to the generous PhD
Demand exceeds supply in the interdisciplinary international relations
program. Anchored by the departments of economics, history and political
science and supported by anthropology/sociology, Asian studies, geography
and departments offering language training, the program emerged in the
1950s under the stewardship ofthe late Dean Fred Soward.
The program, currently administered by Paul Marantz of political science, admitted half of the 100 applicants last year.Three-quarters of those
admitted were women.
Students spend a good deal of time away from UBC.Two new students, transfers from Camosun College, spent a year studying in China.
Nine beginning their final year spent last year at universities abroad. Exchange students from other universities also take the program.
The program was recently reviewed by UBC faculty, faculty at other
universities and students. As a result, economics courses and language
training were made mandatory. Students can build programs that reflect
their interests and ambitions, and can include most regions and most
themes in international affairs. Of particular interest these days are Asia,
the post-communist countries of eastern Europe and western Europe.
The IR Students Association, one of the most active in the faculty,
participates in and organizes model UNs, publishes a lively newsletter and
recently competed in a made-for-TV quiz program on current events. As
the careers of recent graduates indicate IR students are prepared to take
on a most varied set of challenges.They work in the foreign service,
Canada Customs, international business, international law and nonprofit
alumni who have already contributed—your support is very much
More than 6,000 students are
enrolled in UBC grad programs.
Three-quarters come from Canada,
the rest from around the world.The
opportunity to study with a reasonable degree of financial security is
the opportunity of a lifetime. UGFs
ensure that some of these students
have that opportunity.
They are awarded on the basis
of merit and provide up to $ I 3,500 a
year for tuition, books and living expenses—the minimum amount
needed for a year of study at the
graduate level. Students in all disciplines are eligible.
The university's commitment to
UGFs keeps growing (it now stands
at over $4 million a year), but so
does the number of deserving students. Last year almost 1,200 women
and men were nominated for a UGF,
but funds were available for only 319
A UGF frees gifted graduate
students from financial pressure.
With a UGF, they can turn their full
attention to scholarly and scientific
issues. You were a student once
yourself—you can imagine the difference a UGF can make.
Want to join us in creating a
new UGF at UBC? It's easy.The University Graduate Fellowship Fund
gladly accepts donations. Call (604)
822-063 I, or write to UGF Fund,
Faculty of Graduate Studies, 235-
2075 Wesbrook Mall, University of
British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.,
Education has been a topic of hot
debate during the past few years.The
role of the school in society, methods of teaching and instruction,
evaluation procedures and funding
decisions have all had their share of
press. Some innovative changes have
taken place within the UBC Faculty
of Education.
S'Students can now enrol in 12
month elementary or secondary
education programs, or a two year
elementary program. Those entering
the twelve month programs must already hold a four year undergraduate
degree. Students enrolling in the two
year program must have completed a
minimum of 90 university credits.
The advantages are that students enter the teaching program with a
stronger academic grounding and
greater life experiences.
&The faculty has established a new
middle school (grades 6-8) teacher
education pilot project, a collaboration between UBC, the Coquitlam
School District and the Coquitlam
Teachers' Association.The project
addresses the needs of children 10-
14 years old whose educational, social and program needs fall between
the primary and secondary program
S>The faculty is being reorganized
Please see page 27.
The Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration recently merged
the Real Estate Division and Executive Programs into Professional Programs, headed by Bob Laing, executive director.
A new management team will
revitalize and improve Executive Programs. Mary-Ann Booth is responsible for all public seminars and coordination of new offerings. She will
actively seek out new program ideas
from clients, faculty and staff. Karen
Lloyd will oversee customized
courses. Stacie Campbell works with
Mary-Ann to develop public offerings
and coordinate in-residence programs, including the customized executive development program, designed and implemented in the Hudson's Bay Company.
Leading this group is Deborah
Nelson, director, program development, who brings her highly successful experience in the Real Estate Division. Deborah also takes over management of the operations of Executive Programs.
To help the faculty and MBA
grads deal with a changing employment market, Maureen Gilchrist has
been appointed manager of the
Commerce Career Centre, which
encompasses the former Placement
Please see page 27.
L'BC Allmni Chronicle, Fall 1994 FACULTY news
Applied 5c bi/ice s
Architecture is doing its best to ensure that its students don't drop
below the speed limit on the information super highway. The school,
recognizing that technology is vital to the future of architecture, is preparing grads to work in such a future. Enter the Virtual Design Studio,
led by Professor Jerzy Wojtowicz, and supported by systems analyst/technician Brian McMillan. In the latest project students in the Virtual Design Studio use CAD and electronic networks to collaborate on projects
with students from MIT, Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Hong Kong and ETSAB in Barcelona, and, of course, UBC. Direct real-time video linkups, audiovisual work stations, multimedia techniques, work station-based teleconferencing, computer networks—students use all these tools to send drawings, models, renderings and writings to their colleagues at other institutions, and to collaborate as one
creative atelier despite geographical separation. Clearly, participants in
Virtual Design Studio will be a kilometre or two ahead ofthe competition in this exciting new design environment.
No clinician needs to be convinced of
how essential that regular check-up
is. The benefits are mutual. Satisfied
patients enjoy the comfort of knowing that their mouths are healthy,
while clinicians enjoy the knowledge
that they are providing the best of
modern dental science.
However, the welfare of dental
alumni continues to be the goal of
the faculty, well past graduation day.
As "doctors" in the classical sense of
"teachers," we strive to tell patients,
"Heal thyself," through education,
preventative skills and regular professional visits. The need for constant
updating to keep our alumni abreast
of new advances is shown by the
boom in continuing education
courses, study clubs and the legislation for requirements to maintain a
dental licence.
The faculty is a resource for the
new and old in dental science. Practising clinicians often wish for a
breakthrough that will leap some
daunting clinical problem, and researchers know the limitations of
time, equipment and resources to
make that leap. As teachers of clinicians, the faculty try to bridge that
gap between new research and clinical challenges.
The faculty constantly seeks
feedback from the pre-doctoral
students, and from graduates. Only
graduates know what they need in
Please see page 2 7.
The UBC/Ritsumeikan reciprocal
agreement will enhance UBC's
international reputation. The
unique aspect ofthe Ritsumeikan
agreement is that Japanese and
Canadian students share studies
and cultural experiences in a
jointly funded dormitory that provides increased understanding
among the students and administrators.
Under the program, 100
Japanese students and 100 Canadian students reside together in
the new UBC building. The residence consists of 50 4-bedroom
apartments, common rooms and a
multimedia resource lab. All
apartments are shared by two
Japanese and two Canadian students. Many Japanese students
have their own room for the first
time and are faced with a far different educational system. In Japan, most students aren't required
to do outside homework, nor are
they used to such a large, sparsely
populated country.
Canadian students in Japan
experience the opposite situation.
They live in smaller spaces and
learn to live within a more closely
knit society while, educationally,
they are required to do less studying.
Please see page 2 7.
Four members of the Faculty of
Forestry have recently received
acknowledgment for their
Gene Namkoong, head of
the Forest Sciences department,
has been awarded the Marcus
Wallenburg Prize for outstanding
contributions in forestry research.
He was cited for work in the areas
of quantitative genetics, population genetics and tree breeding
and for the contributions these
bring to the management of forest
resources and maintenance of biological diversity in forests.
Gordon Baskerville, head of
the Forest Resources Management
department, has been elected as a
Fellow of the Royal Society of
Canada in recognition of his research efforts. His work has facilitated the use of scientific understanding of natural systems dynamics to improve the setting of
objectives and management
protocols on the temporal and
geographical scales that characterize forests.
Fred Bunnell, director of the
Centre for Applied Conservation
Please see page 2 7.
Agricultural Sera
The faculty has developed a wide variety of international collaborations
in research and teaching. Dr. Bruce
Owen and more recently with Dr.
George Kennedy as director of international programs for the faculty, established links with universities and
research organizations around the
world in areas such as sustainable
development, resource management
and marketing and trade.These are
just a few:
• The Dekaban Foundation, founded
in the early '80s, organizes faculty
exchanges between UBC and agricultural universities in Poland. Up
to four grad students from Poland
are funded annually to conduct
research in the faculty for 5-6
months each.
• This partnership between UBC
and the University of Nairobi in
Kenya is sponsored by CIDA. It
aims to upgrade teaching and research in Kenya through workshops, faculty and student exchanges and a doctoral training
• Students from Tokyo University of
Agriculture make month-long visits to UBC. Last year, a group of
Please see page 2 7.
Cheers could be heard around the campus on July 4th when the BC government issued a press release approving the call for tenders and awarding
contracts for Phase I of a new UBC central library.
The new building will be named theWalter C. Koerner Library. Dr. Koerner
has been a generous benefactor of the UBC Library and the university for
nearly half a century. His major donations have included support for many of
the library's special collections and the KoernerWing ofthe Main Library completed in I960.
Phase I, designed by Arthur Erickson and Aitken Wreglesworth Associates, will be built on the west side of Sedgewick. The 17,000-square-metre
structure will be five storeys above the mall and two below, connecting to
The Koerner Library will integrate all types of library materials (CD-ROM
databases, microfilms, journals, books, etc.) and bring together collections and
services in the humanities and social sciences for undergraduates, graduates
and researchers. It will also allow for improved and expanded instruction programs for library users with cutting edge technological facilities.
Phase I is expected to cost $24 million. Construction will begin later this
We would like to thank alumni for their support for Phase I. Upcoming is
a special recognition opportunity for donors who help put the Phase I campaign over the top.Your contribution toward meeting the goal will help turn
commitment into achievement. For more details on how you can participate,
please call Lesley Ashford, the UBC Library's development officer, at 822-5071.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1994 School of Nursing 75
Years Old—And Growing
by Glennis Zilm and Ethel Warbinek
Autumn 1994 marks the 75th anniversary of UBC's School of Nursing.
.The school began in 1919 as the Department of Nursing and Health, and it
opened just four years after UBC itself was
established. Ours was the first baccalaureate
degree offered in nursing anywhere in the
British Empire. The program, offered in collaboration with the Vancouver General Hospital, responded to the need for stronger and
better educational preparation for nurses.
Ethel Johns, the first director ofthe UBC
nursing program, summarized this need for
better education for nurses in her first address in Vancouver. She said that when she
served on Manitoba's Royal Commission on
Public Welfare she found the commissioners
and the politicians were looking to nurses for
leadership—in health policy, in teaching
about prevention of disease, and as a vitalizing force in community life. Unfortunately,
the quality of nursing education ofthe time
was not preparing such leaders. Johns
stressed that universities had to open their
doors so that nurses could take up the increasing challenges of health care. "Do you
think any preparation too broad and deep for
such a task as this?" she asked.
Doctors involved in the public health
movement at the time were strong supporters
of university preparation for nurses. Organization ol public health services in B.C. began
in 1893 with the establishment ofthe provincial Board of Health. C.J. Fagan, secretary of
the board, recommended as early as 1908
that nurses should visit schools and homes to
help educate the public about better infant
and child care and to assist in reducing the
incidence of tuberculosis and other commu-
Department of Nursing opens its    [!i
baccalaureate degree program. As
well, diploma program in public
health is funded for three years
by the Red Cross. Diploma program in teaching and supervision
opens to provide advanced education for nursing leaders.
nicable diseases. In 191 1, the province passed
an act to provide for medical inspection in
schools, but a lack of doctors to cany out this
work led to use of "school nurses" throughout
the province. Despite this start, however, in
1914 the death rate in children under age two
was 25%.
Nursing leaders ofthe time recognized
that hospital nursing programs used students
for service and prepared them only for work
in hospital settings. Information on prevention, family education and leadership was not
taught, despite the fact that once nursing students graduated they went to work in the
community as nurses in private homes. Any
preparation for public health work was usually done through short courses for graduates.
Hospital-based schools did not offer a broad-
based liberal education and well-qualified
young women who might otherwise be interested in nursing careers took university training in other fields.
Ihe activities of nurses in World War I and
in the care ofthe Spanish flu victims in the
post-war, world-wide epidemic of 1918-1919
were among the influences that led to the
opening of UBC's nursing department.
Nurses served magnificently in field hospitals,
often near the front lines. The influenza epi-
1941 - 1951
Departmental status is changed
to school. Undergraduate program expands during the post-
WW II boom on campus and
nursing moves from Chemistry
Building into the Orchard Huts
and then into the new Wesbrook
1930- 1940
Degree program is lengthened to
six years. Focus in nursing education expands to include psychiatric/mental health nursing and
tuberculosis prevention.
1952- 1962
School separates from VGH and
begins using hospitals throughout
the province for clinical experiences. Program again becomes
five years. Administrative and
teaching component is strengthened in the final year in accord
with changing health care needs.
L'BC Alumni Chronic:i.k, Kail, 1994 demic, which killed more than 50 million
people world-wide and 50,000 in Canada,
brought home to the public the need for better health care generally. During the height
ofthe epidemic in BC, the university was
closed for five weeks and the auditorium and
classrooms were turned into wards for flu patients. President Frank Wesbrook and several
students died from this virulent flu. Victims
generally progressed rapidly to a toxic pneumonia with severe nosebleeds that required
packing. Treatment was symptomatic and
good nursing was essential: tepid sponges for
high fevers, mustard plasters for chest congestion and fluids for dehydration. The dedication of nurses in caring for flu victims impressed UBC authorities and awakened them
to the need for better health education generally, which could be done by public health
nurses. All these factors contributed to the
demands in B.C. for a university-based nursing education program.
Organized medical groups questioned this
development at UBC, especially because at
the time, a faculty of medicine at UBC was
barely a dream. However, four highly influential physicians—Malcolm T. MacEachern,
medical director at VGH, Henry Esson
Young, provincial minister responsible for
1963- 1973
A new "ladder concept" is introduced, with a four-year BSN program and a new master's degree.
Community health nursing, teaching and Administration are to be
included at the master's level. The
one-year diploma programs were
public health, Robert E. McKechnie, Chancellor of UBC, and R.H. Mullin, head of UBC's
department of bacteriology and head ofthe
provincial laboratories—championed the
In February 1919, the Senate considered a
letter from MacEachern asking the university
to take over instruction of nursing students
through a department or chair of nursing.
McKechnie, as chair of the Senate meeting,
explained the proposal and a committee was
struck. On March 5, the committee reported
the plan was "practical, and offers the university a desirable and legitimate field of activity." Shirley P. Clement, the first UBC gradu-
1. Ethel Johns, appointed head ofthe department in
1919. She was a well-known nursing leader and
left in 1925 to become head ofthe European Field
Service for the Rockefeller Foundation.
2. Nursing students at Fairview, early '20s.
3. Demonstration nursing lab in the Chemistry
building. It was furnished with charts, skeleton,
hospital bed and a doll named Judy.
4. Esther Naden BASc(N)'24, charge nurse at the
Saanich Health Centre. The car was supplied to
public health nurses in the '20s, and students took a
course in Motor Mechanics from Engineering to
help them deal with breakdowns.
5. Marjorie (Staniforth) Wisby BASc(N)'41 worked
as a public health nurse in the Peace River district.
The MUMPS sign was used to quarantine sick
children, and was hung in the window ofthe home.
6. The FE Wesbrook building, 1951. It housed nursing and other health-related disciplines, and had a 26
bed infirmary.
7. Evelyn Mallory, Barbara (Blackwood) Kozier
BSN'55 and Laurie Larsen BSN'55 in the late '50s.
8. Marion Woodward (c) on the occasion of the first
Marion Woodward lecture in 1969. The speaker was
Helen Mussallem (r). Beth McCann is at left.
9. Patti Stevenson, NUS president 1992-1993 models
UBC nursing uniform ofthe 1960s. It was a pink
and white striped cotton dress with a one piece apron
and bib. The cap, so the story goes, was designed by
Alice Baumgart BSN'58 who folded it out of a serviette over dinner.
10. UBC School of Nursing Pin.
11. Three grads ofthe Class of 1991.
1985- 1994
Undergraduate program allows
students more flexibility in clinical course selection. Clinical
specialization options at the master's level are strengthened.
Nursing research on campus
expands enormously and the
PhD (Nursing) program begins.
1974- 1984
School becomes more involved in
continuing ed. After a few more
years in huts, the school moves
again into the hospital's Acute
Care building. A learning resources centre opens to help
students take advantage of new
UBC Alumni Chronici.k, FAi.l, 1994
13 continued from page 13.
ate to become a member of Senate, voiced
opposition to the recommendation, arguing
that if the university were to give degrees in
nursing it should demand more general
education, such as a year in Arts, as was required of other students in Applied Science
disciplines. Because ofthis objection, the
report was accepted in principle, but referred to an enlarged committee for further
study and recommendations.
In May 1919, the Senate received the
report and proposed to the Board of Governors that a department of nursing be established in connection with the faculty of science. However, when finally approved, the
program was placed under the faculty of
applied science and the degree was a
BASc(N). The stage was set for the first baccalaureate nursing degree program in
Canada, to open in the fall of 1919.
The new program required two years of
university courses, two years in an approved
hospital program, and a final year at UBC.
The Board of Governors was advised that
the Vancouver General Hospital would pay
the salary ofthe head ofthe nursing department, and approval was thus given on the
grounds that the university would have no
financial responsibility.
During the 75 years that the School has
been in existence, its more than 4,000
graduates have made considerable contributions to nursing, locally, provincially, nationally and internationally, with some of
Canada's most important nursing leaders
numbered among its graduates. Today, in
keeping with the changes in social, political,
and educational trends, the School of Nursing also offers a Master of Science in Nursing (opened in 1968) and a Doctorate in
Nursing (opened in 1991).
Glennis Zilm is a Vancouver writer, editor and
journalist Ethel Warbinek is a faculty member at
the School of Nursing. Both are nursing grads and
both are active members ofthe provincial and national history of nursing association.Their book on
the history ofthe school, "Legacy.The history of
nursing education at UBC" has recently been published by UBC Press and is available for $29.95.
Call 822-5959 for ordering information.**-
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall, 1994
Dr. Patricia Baird is not what I expected. Perhaps media coverage
ofthe controversial Royal Commission on New Reproductive
Technologies—which Baird chaired for its five
year existence—coloured my perceptions. Or
maybe I had a preconceived notion of her because the words medical geneticist tend to summon odd images in the popular imagination.
Whatever the reason, when I interviewed
the doctor who built the UBC Department of
Medical Genetics from "scotch tape and bailing wire," as her successor, Dr. Jan Friedman,
says, I was struck—not by the bulldogish approach so often portrayed in the daily press—
but by her warm smile and easy laughter.
Born in England, Baird immigrated to
Canada at 17 to attend medical school at
McGill University. After completing her MD,
she moved to Vancouver, where she spent four
years training for pediatrics at Vancouver
General Hospital.
There, where she saw many poor families,
Baird "was struck by the limits of ordinary
medical care." There was little to be done for
a child whose chronic respiratory problems
were aggravated by poor living conditions.
"But I also saw many kids with genetic problems, like Down's Syndrome or cystic fibrosis,"
she says. It was in addressing these that Baird
felt she could make a difference.
After completing her residency, Baird
joined UBC's Division of Medical Genetics.
Established in 1967 by Dr. James Miller, the
division became a department in 1972. In
1978, when Miller left on sabbatical, she became acting head, and was appointed department head the following year.
At that time, Baird says, the department
was at "a low ebb." Constricted by space,
funding, and faculty, she set out to achieve
three goals: to improve understanding of genetic disease through research; to help people
cope with the impact of genetic diseases by
providing services; and to teach about the
role of genetics in disease and health.
In eleven years as department head—she
resigned and took a five year leave from the
department in 1989 to work with the Royal
Commission—Baird accomplished a lot. She
increased faculty from five to eighteen members, without the lure of any tenure-track po- In the Genes
Patricia Baird fights hard for what she believes in.
And she usually wins
by Lynne Melcombe
sitions. In fact, many arrived with their own
sources of funding and became salaried only
when Baird could point out to the dean what
they'd already accomplished.
At the same time, support staff multiplied from five to 120. Space quadrupled and
research funding grew twelvefold, as department members conducted internationally respected investigations into such subjects as
recombinant DNA, chromosomal markers,
and the distribution of birth defects.
Perhaps most importantly, the number of
families served grew from 500 a year to as
many as 6,000. "The value set [with which we
provide services] is something I'm proud of,"
Baird says. "My years as a clinician left me
with a profound respect for people's ability to
make good decisions when informed. Patients
know how important certain outcomes are to
them, how much risk they're willing to assume, and what their values are. It's easy, as a
person with skills and knowledge, to impose
yourself on those seeking advice. Respect for
individual autonomy ensures that you bend
over backwards to avoid that."
Under Baird's stewardship, undergradu
ate courses increased from six to twelve, and
enrolment almost doubled. The number of
graduate students increased from five to 21,
with each year attracting three times as many
qualified applicants as the program can accommodate.
"I enjoy teaching," says Baird. "I love to
see students come alive to a concept. Their
questions make me look at things in new
ways." Undergraduate courses are challenging
to her because, when teaching those unfamiliar with the jargon, "you must really understand your subject. It's easy to make yourself
sound complicated and wise, but the wisest
people are those who can make a complex
subject sound simple."
"When Jim Miller left the department,"
says Friedman, "Pat took over teaching his
course in medical genetics. After she stepped
down eleven years later, she was approached
by the American Society of Human Genetics,
not to sit on a committee, but to write, on her
own, a model course in medical genetics."
To Baird, it's important to teach, not just
doctors, but personnel in all avenues of
health care and social services about the role
of genetics in health. To be sure, she says,
there are some genetic diseases whose impact
is so devastating that little improvement will
be achieved through nutritional counselling
or social interaction. But for the most part,
there's a complex interplay of factors.
"A person may be genetically vulnerable
to heart disease," she says, "but whether he or
she crosses the threshold from health to illness depends on diet, activity level, self-image, social network, stress level. It's tempting
to categorize as genetic something which is
caused by a web of factors, but such oversimplification can be harmful."
On her departure as department head in
1989, Baird realized that she had attained
something in addition to her original goals:
gender parity. Whereas she had been the first
woman west of the Rockies to do a pediatric
fellowship, the only female in the department
when she became head, and the only female
head in the Faculty of Medicine, by the time
she left, the department's faculty was evenly
divided between men and women, a claim no
other department at UBC could make.
"In medical school," she recalls, "only
five per cent ofthe class was female. It went
over like a lead balloon when I was a pregnant
resident. I remember doing research the day I
went into labour with my second [of three
children.] I was so big, I couldn't bend forward far enough to get my eye over the microscope," she laughs.
"[Former head] Jim Miller was really supportive," she says. "He fought to allow me to
continue even when my children were small
and I went part time. Being a pediatrician, I
knew how important the early years are to
kids. I enjoyed being a mom. I wouldn't have
swapped it for anything. But I also knew how
easy it could be to lose confidence if I didn't
work outside the home at all."
Friedman credits Baird with not only attracting top-notch women to the department,
but creating an atmosphere in which they
could thrive. "We have an atmosphere here in
which women are able to achieve their potential. I believe it's one ofthe few places at UBC
where we've eliminated the glass ceiling."
But her support was never gender-specific. "Dr. Michael Haydn," Friedman recalls,
"told me that, when he was thinking of applying for funding for the Centre for Excellence
in Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, he
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such a big undertaking, so he
went to talk to Pat about it. Afterwards, they walked to the parking
lot together. They parted company and, when she was some
distance away, she turned back
and shouted, 'Think big,
Michael.' He said it changed the
way he thought."
It's ironic, Friedman adds,
that Baird encountered so much
opposition from the feminist
community while chairing the
Royal Commission because,
"she's the ultimate feminist. She
would never put up with being
treated as a second class citizen.
She's a compassionate and warm
person, and very dedicated to
her family. But she has a spine of
flint. She's not afraid to ruffle
feathers. I don't think the Commission would have been completed without her."
For Baird's part, the five
years spent with the commission
provided "insights that I will
bring to everything I do, whether
here in the department, as a
member of the Centre for
Bioethics, the Centre for Health
Services and Policy Research, or
as vice president ofthe Canadian
Institute of Advanced Research
In the last position, Baird is
studying the determinants of
population health, a focus of her
research for years. The figures
she compiled by studying the BC
Health Status Registry on, for example, the frequency of Down's
Syndrome, says Friedman, arc-
used everywhere in the world.
Since she stepped down, he
says, the department's direction
has been to continue the trends
that she set in motion, and to
orient research increasingly to
the molecular level, because this
is the direction in which the sci
ence is evolving. "We're enthusiastic and optimistic that this will
be a flagship department for the
university, and one ofthe best in
the world. It doesn't take a rocket
scientist to build a department
with $10 million dollars. But Pat
deserves credit for setting us in
this direction in difficult economic times."
As for Baird's future, she
says, "I've never planned my career. I do what I find fun and
stimulating, and I never have a
problem finding ways to fill my
day. But," she adds, "I would like
to spend some time thinking and
writing about the things I've
learned. We'll be faced in the
next couple of decades with genetic knowledge that can have
really beneficial, human applications, bin that can also cause
great harm if misused. We have
to proceed cautiously, not think
too simplistically. I'd like to have
a role in that."
"Ultimately," she says, summing up the impression I've
gathered of her during two hours
of conversation, "we're all in this
together, embedded in networks
of relationships. Unless we care
for one another, none of us can
do well. It's our willingness to do
that that gives me hope for the
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For Your Reading Pleasure
by Zoe Landale
knowledge in the hands
by Heather Browne
Prince (Goose Lane,
paper, $ 12.95) is a book
of poetry where silence
burns, separates, defines.
The words on the page
are placed like Chinese
brushstrokes. There is
the impact, then a border
of quiet setting the lines off. It's a risky business.
Prince sometimes slips when the words don't
have enough charge to warrant a frame, but by
and large, she handles her material deftly; the
reader is aware of echoes, places where words
are allowed to resound.
The heart of the book is a long poem about
a barn and the narrator's grandparents.This contains the key to what is going on, what Prince
calls "breaking through the surface of things/ as
they seem." The poet is looking for meaning, for
the numinous, and she does this by examining the
ordinary with dazzled eyes. "There is no end to
this place," the writer says, and she makes from
"dust" and "the magic in the arc of a man's hand"
a gift to us all.The pace is unhurried. Images are
drawn from the everyday, "the hair snagged on
the door" and:
The buckwheat ground between chiselled rocks.
For this corn, the perfect black stars are stoned.
It's hard to see the relationship between the
single poems in the first part of the book and the
long anchoring poem. For me, the ones that
worked best had links to the quest for the breakthrough of spiritual reality. The images ofthe barn
are with me still.
British Columbia Interior by Meredith Bain
Woodward and Ron Woodward, (Altitude
Publishing, paper, $ 19.95) is called a "Super
Guide." I found it a dandy book, one which would
make a long car trip far more enjoyable for
adults.There are lots of colour pictures and half-
page inserts like the one on ginseng, "BC's newest
cash crop." "The root
takes three to four years
before it can be harvested,
but returns can be up to
$200,000 per acre." To my
mind, that's the kind of
information that shortens
miles. It also answers
questions from the back
seat such as "What's that?"
There's a section on history, the economy of
BC, and the ecology. All the photographs are
good; many are stunning. Laid out according to
route, the highway guide section, the most important part of the book, works well. It gives drivers
options about the place they're coming up to, say
an interesting museum to visit. The only complaint
I have is occasionally the writers weren't specific
enough. For instance, about Kootenay Lake, they
say,"The water is a little cold for swimming, but
there are several sandy beaches that prove the
exception." Well, where?
Growing Up Perpendicular on the Side of a
Hill by Carl Leggo (Killick Press, paper, $ I 1.95) is
a book that could easily be used in a classroom
discussion of'When is a poem a poem?' Leggo
unabashedly embraces narrative but his work is by
no means prose. The compression, imagery and
zingy lines all put it squarely in the camp of
poetry. We find all about
"Cec, Frazer, Macky, my
brother and me" and the
author's childhood in
Newfoundland. Lynch's
Lane, with its crowd of
"mad" relatives and odd
neighbours, is realized
with a tenderness I don't
think I've encountered in
poetry before. Many of the pieces are very funny,
though Leggo writes about plenty of tragedies.
What the poems have in common is the fact they
are people-driven, hence the great sense of story.
What might worry some readers is the sneaking
feeling that if these are so easy to understand, can
they really be poems? A second look at lines, like
those written about Leggo's son, "his breath a
blue fire on my neck" might persuade doubters
that yes, this is poetry.
Initially, the lack of punctuation bothered
me. I had trouble telling when someone was
speaking and I wanted periods. Leggo is consistent, however, and by the end of the book I was
content with it as it is written.
Individual pieces in this first book have been
published in a staggering number of literary magazines; Leggo has been around for a while. If you
think of a Newfoundland version of "A Child's
Christmas in Wales" you won't be far off.
Land of Dreams:A History in Photographs of
the British Columbia Interior is also by
Meredith Bain Woodward (Altitude, paper,
$9.95). At a guess, this was written for a
generation that loathes the word "history." On
me, it worked like a charm. Each page has a
picture, sometimes more, but there is lots of text
to go with the fascinating
archival photographs.
Reading the book was like
eating roasted peanuts.
I appreciate the efforts
the authors have made to
be politically sensitive and
aware, especially about
Native history. The one
part I had trouble with
was on the Japanese internment camps during the Second World War.
I'm sorry, but anyone who's read Obasan by Joy
Kogawa will choke at the idyllic photograph of
little Japanese girls in kimonos.
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UBC Alumni Ciironk.lk, Fall 1994 20s
Ted Arnold BASc{MetEng)'27 injured his leg and back in
an car accident in September. He is recovering but will
be using a cane for a while ...  Charlie Bishop
BASc(MechEng)77 and his wife Lurana are enjoying life in
Pauma Valley, California ... Molly and  Art Gordon
BASc(CivEng)'27 went to Australia, Fiji and the Cook
Islands last May. They plan to visit the Greek Islands
next ...  Harry Warren BA'26, BASc(GeoEng)'27,
DSc(Hon)'78 is 89 and keeping active. In   1993 he celebrated his father's arrival in Canada 100 years ago by
visiting his native England. Harry also travelled to Falkland, BC for a family reunion. He continues to clear the
mail at his office and enjoys bridge.
Roger Chester BCom'37 has retired after spending
34/2 years in municipal government, the last 28 years as
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municipal clerk for Surrey ... Arthur W. Dobson BA'34
was a minister at Vernon United and Lakeview United
churches in Vancouver. He was a padre in Burma and a
superintendent of a leprosy hospital in India. He is 82
and in good health ... In January. Mae and  Edward
Richardson BASc(CivEng)'32 celebrated their 60th anniversary in West Vancouver. A reception for family and
friends included UBC grads Jean (Cameron) Baynes
BA'32, G.E. (Ted) Baynes BASc(ChemEng)'32. Isabel
(Richardson) Boulding BA'26,  Bruce McMillan
BSc(Pharm)'58, Al Pike BASc(MinEng)'33, Raymond
Robinson BA'58 and Olive (Malcolm) Rossiter BA'30
... William J. Smith BASc(MinEng)'38 and his wife
Kathleen have moved to the wide open spaces of Alberta. They have settled on a quarter section with a
parkland setting and are surrounded by wildlife.
Charles Armstrong BCom'49 is the new chairman-
elect of the board of BCAA. He lives in Penticton and
consults nationally and internationally on railway restructuring and privatization. He retired from CNR as president of CN holdings ... John Beesley BA'49, LLB'50 was
awarded the Admirals' Medal for his work with the Law
of the Sea Convention. He also served Canada as ambassador to the UN in Geneva, ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament and as representative to GATT ...
Douglas Clark BA'48, MBA has retired after a 43-year
career with the Department of Finance in Ottawa. He
spent most of his time developing the equalization program. He was honoured with the  125th Canadian Anniversary Gold Medal ... William White BCom'48 is a
retired civil servant and personnel consultant, living in
Gloucester, Ontario. He earned an MA at Cambridge
and a PhD at the University of Minnesota. He is a professor emeritus/fellow of the U of T. His brother
Patrick White BA'46 lives in Toronto.
Eleanor (Bowes) BHE'5I and Grant Bracewell BA'50
have both retired: Eleanor after eight years as director
of nutrition and food service at the Scarborough Grace
Hospital, and Grant after 25 years as librarian of
Emmanuel College Victoria University, U of T ... John
Brown BCom'55 is the chairman of the board of BCAA.
He received his CA in  1959 and has worked with RBC
Dominion Securities and Deloitte & Touche ...  William
Coulter BASc(ChemEng)'52 retired in  !985 after 17
years in the chemical industry followed by  16 years with
the federal government ...  Enid (Hardy) Hardman
BEd'62 lives in Vernon. She is 80, active in her garden
and the Baptist church. Before her retirement she taught
in Vancouver and Nova Scotia ...  Alan Law BA'58,
MA'61   received his PhD from Georgia Tech. He has
been with the University of Regina for 26 years and is
completing a term as head of computer science. He becomes dean of science at Memorial in July  1994.    ...
Ernie Kuyt BA'57 retired from the Canadian Wildlife
Service after 34 years of service ... C. Peter Valentine
BCom'58 was re-elected to a three-year term to the
senate of the University of Calgary ...  Davis White
BA'51  is in North York. He is executive director of
CKBV and chairman of CNIB.
Donald Carlow MD'60 is now the CEO of the BC
Cancer Agency ... After graduation,  Lemuel Boyd
MSW'67 worked in corrections, social services and addictions for the gov't of Saskatchewan. He became director
of the Phoenix Residential Society in Regina serving
adults with long-term mental illness, in  1987...  Chris
Davies BSF'64, a partner in Management Connections
Inc., has been appointed to the external advisory board
of SFU's faculty of Business Administration ... Roy Derrick BA'68 has returned to Canada from Cape Town
where he was deputy GM of public affairs for Shell South
Africa. Roy, his wife Angie (Baillie)  BA'73 and family
live in Regina, where he works for SaskPower ...
Gertrude Fraser BLS'66 retired to the high country
after being a librarian in Vancouver for eight years and
in Nanaimo for 20 years ...  Robert George BSc'62, as
vice-admiral in the Canadian Navy, is Canada's military
rep to the NATO Military Committee in Permanent Session in Brussels, Belgium ... Jim Hope BEd'67 and
Monika Wood BEd'82 married in  1988 ...  Lindsay
Jones BA'64, MA'66 retired to England ... Sophia
Leung MSW'66 serves on the board of the Vancouver
Opera and Friends of Chamber Music. She is also involved in fund raising events for the Heart and Stroke
Foundation of BC and the Yukon. She's received raves
for her book Art Treasures in China.  She is a business and
organization consultant ...  Edelgard (Petzelt)  BA'62 and
Ram Parkash Mahant BASc(MetEng)'62 live in Toronto. Edelgard is a professor at York (Glendon College)
and Parkash is with the Ontario Ministry of Energy and
the Environment ... Gail Mclntyre BA'61, lives in Aurora where she served as an elected politician. She lives
in a century old home with Jonathon Shore and gets to
Vancouver often to visit her familty ...  Gerhard Post
BA'64 is back after 24 years in Hawaii working at Queen
Liliuokalani Children's Center as a social worker ...   C.
Andre Salama BASc(ElecEng)'6l, MASc(ElecEng)'63,
PhD'66, a professor in the Department of Electrical and
Computer Engineering at the U of T, won the Killam
Prize in Engineering, in recognition of his work in microelectronics ...  Eugene Shkurhan BSc'64, MSc'67 retired
from BCIT in May  1994, after 26 years.
20       L'BC Ai.i'mni CiiKONiu.h, Fall 1994 CLASS    ACTS
Garth Webber Atkins BSc'77 and Rowland Atkins
were married in October 1993. She is a registered professional forester, working with the Ministry of Forests
as a forest resource planner. Garth has been with the
forest service for 15 years ...  Richard Bagnall MA'77
lives in Australia. He moved from the University of New
England to Griffith University as associate professor of
adult and vocational education ...  Russ Berger BED'74 is
president of the Tyee Club of BC. He's taught in Campbell River for twenty years ... Cheryl Bosworth BSc'73,
and family have moved to Australia for three years. They
find the country warm, friendly and the scenery fantastic
... After 10 years as branch manager in Vancouver with
Stihl,    Dave Bulger BSF'78 is now general manager for
the Pacific Northwest. He and wife Brenda live in Olym-
pia, WA ... Gail (Riebel) Clark BSN'76 remarried in
April  1994. She is the assistant continuing care manager
at the Upper Fraser Valley Health Unit ...  Neil Crocker
BASc(MinEng)'78 is a research engineer for Hudson Bay
Mining and Smelting in Flin Flon, Manitoba ...  Marion
Coulter-Mackie BSc'70 is at BC's Children's Hospital in
the department of paediatrics ... Children's author
Andrea (Bass) De Cosmos  MA'78 has published  The
Mother Tree (1992), Harp Song (1992) and Rainbow
Wheels, all through Beach Holme Publishing in Victoria ...
Perry Dickison BMus'79 released his first album,   This is
the Moment, in September. He will be a guest performer
with the Prince George Symphony on December 17 and
18 ...  Linda Erdman BSc'78, MSc'85 worked for Noranda until  1991, when she left to sail the Caribbean. She
sailed across the Atlantic in a 28-foot boat, arriving in
Copenhagen in the fall of 1992. She lives in Denmark,
but works part-time in geology in BC ...  David Gill
BASc(ElecEng)'77 and his wife Kathleen (Lasure)
BEd'76 are moving to Rockford, Illinois, where David will
join Siebe Environmental Controls as North American
sales manager after 16 years with Johnson Controls ...
Deborah (Komaristey) Gordon  BA'78, and her family
are back in Kelowna after 10 years in southern California. They have started the Kelowna Centre for Positive
Living ...  Brian Harrison BCom'77 and family live in
Kitchener, where he has joined Boehmers as manager,
energy products division ... Ann (Fischer) Jackson
BSc'77 is home with daughter Raphaella, born on March
6. She is a long-awaited child for Ann and husband Hugo.
The birth occurred thanks to in-vitro fertilization and the
UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The
couple moved to Penticton, where Hugo is curate of St.
Saviour's Anglican Church ... Marcia (Walkarchuk)
Jones BSc'87,MSc, married Steven Jones in June. They
will live in Cambridge, England ...  Ruth (Lowther)
Lalonde BEd'79 married Peter Lalonde in August 1992.
Ruth has been an ESL teacher for  15 years. She and her
husband moved recently to the British Properties ... Joan
(Wynne) McCance BCom'76, Gary Moore BCom'76,
MBA'82 and  Don Nilson BCom'85, MSc'85 have formed
an investment counsel firm, AFT Trivest Management Inc
... Suzan (McLean) BSN77 and Douglas McVicar
BCom'78 moved to Kelowna ten years ago, where they
are balancing careers and raising three children ...  Brad
Moore LLB'75 received a Fulbright Fellowship, but he
has deferred it for several years. He has taken a leave of
absence from the University of Ottawa to become executive assistant to the Federal Minister of Indian and
Northern Affairs ... Julianne Ourom BA'77, MLS'79 has
been a manager with Public Library Services in the Yukon since 1990 ... Colin Outtrim BASc(GeoEng)'73 is
president of Petro-Soft Systems. His wife Marilyn (Mills)
BEd'73 is director of child services with Kidsland Day
Care. They have two sons ...  Doug Pilatzke BA'73 did
an MA at Gonzaga. He enjoys a quiet life in the South
Okanagan ...  Thomas Quigley BMus'76, MLS'78 is now
head of the Joe Fortes branch of the Vancouver Library
... Ann Patricia Richards BA'78 now lives in Toronto
and works with Wood Gundy. She would like to hear
from other UBC alumni living in Toronto ... Olga
(Okulitch) Richardson BSc'71  has a master of public
administration at Queen's ...  Ruth (Lovell) Scott MLS
'78 was promoted to branch head of the Esquimalt Library in July 1993 ...    Mark Steven BA'73 earned his
LLB from Cambridge. He and wife Diana have two sons.
Mark's brother  Michael Steven BA'73 married Dr.
Elena Ranquel-Lopez in Mexico City in January 1994. He
practices law in Vancouver ...  Dave Seville MA'73, wife
Sandra and daughter Jessica live in Christchurch, New
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Zealand. He is a statistician in agricultural research. In
1991  he published a statistics textbook. Statistical Methods: The Geometric Approach  (Springer-Verlag) ...  Barbara
(Macdonald) BA'79, John Shaw BA'78 and their two
boys have moved to a larger home ...   Brenda (Taft)
Silsbe's BEd'77 third children's book was published in
January 1994:  Winning the Girl ofthe Sea (Annick Press)
... Gregory Small BASc(GeoEng)'78 and Jane (Harvey)
BSN'79 have moved to Damascus, Syria from the Sultanate of Oman. Greg works with Syria Shell as their economics and planning engineer ...  Delwen Stander
BA'85, LLB'88 and David Sliman BA'84, LLB'87 will
form their own law firm, Sliman and Stander, in September ... Frank Stemper BMus'75, associate professor in
the music department of Southern Illinois University won
their 1994 Artist Award ... Don Sukkau BSc'75 and
wife Beth have two children. He is teaching at W.L.
McLeod Elementary in Vanderhoof. He lived in Egypt for
three years as a volunteer with MCC ... Cecilie
Torgersen BCom'88 works in Norway in real estate
management. Last fall she finished her first year of law
school (night courses). She was married in May.
Sara Abel-Barr BSc'86, MD'89 has opened a practice in
family medicine in Vancouver. Her husband,  Allen
Soltan BCom'80, LLB'83 earned his LLM from Columbia
in 1990 ...  Sheena Ashdown MA'86 and husband have
formed Gibsons Publishing, a company based in Bellingham, Washington. They published their first book, written by Sheena,  101  Ways to Promote Yourself: A Fast and
Easy Guide for Real Estate Agents ...  Dan Bednar BCom
'87 and  Tania Rutt BA'88 live in Paris. Dan is director
of finance of Sara Lee Personal Products in Europe. Tania
works at the Trianon Palace Hotel in Versailles ...  Lud
wig Braun MSc'80 and Susan Braun-Clarke DipTrans
(French)'80 are moving to Munich, where Ludwig will be
with the Glaciology Commission of the Bavarian Academy
of Sciences. Susan is a free-lance translator. They have
three daughters ...  M.E. Brown MA'89 lives in Andorra.
She recently enjoyed catching up on UBC news with another UBC grad in that small country ...  Michele Buch-
ignani BA'85 got her law degree at the U of T and
works for Strikeman, Elliott in Toronto. She was recently
posted to their office in London, England ...  Cynthia
Bunbury BA'81 and her partner have renovated an old
building and opened "the Kootenays' only coffee roast-
ery" and "Creston's  only vegetarian restaurant." ...  Denise (Schwerdtfeger) Chauret BSc'89 married Christian
Chauret in July 1991. She completed her PhD at Waterloo in  1993. She is a postdoctoral research associate in
chemistry and biology at the University of Ottawa ...
Samuel Siong-Chuan Chong MSc'89 received a PhD
from Baylor. He will work in human genetics at the National Center for Human Genome Research ...  Alfred
Chung BASc(CivEng)'8l  has lived in Australia with wife
Iris for four years. He is an engineer with public works
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in New South Wales. Their first baby was born in June
... Cathie (Taylor) Cousins BSN'87 married Kim Cousins in August 1993. They live in North Vancouver ...
Stephen Crowley BSc'82, DMD'86 and family live in
Nanaimo. They returned to Canada in July 1993 after
Stephen completed surgery studies at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He now has a private
practice ...  Patrick Cruickshank BASc(GeoEng)'86 is in
Abbotsford to work with the BC Ministry of Transportation & Highways in Chilliwack ... Wendy Cumming-
Potvin BA'83 completed her MA at the University of
Montreal in April  1993. She and husband Yves Potvin
PhD'88 are parents to three children ...  Brent Cyca
BSc'89 is nearly finished his MEng at Carleton.  Only his
thesis remains ...  Naomi Ehren-Lis MSW'92 is back in
BC as the coordinator (and this year as the acting director) of Vancouver-Richmond Incest and Sexual Abuse
Centre ...  Lisa Rae Devries BA'86 is an officer with
the Hearings and Appeals Division of Canada Immigration in Vancouver. She and Randy Wheating are expecting their first child in October ... Shelby (Dowling)
Parkinson BA'80 is back in Canada after five years in
Philadelphia. She and her husband have two children and
were expecting another in June ...  Margaret (Rasmus-
sen) Eriksson LLB'88 joined the firm of Thomas & Associates, practicing environmental and international trade
law. She finished her second year as an adjunct profes-
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'82 is area manager with Monsanto Canada Inc. in Saskatchewan ...  Fiona Lloyd Evans MSc'82 and John
Haynes live in South Wales. John works in publishing and
Fiona is in business planning/marketing. They have twins
... Karen Forrest BSc)Agr)'88 is a lab analyst with Caledonian—The Water Company. She analyzes well water.
The results are used to recommend treatment systems ...
Andrea Gamier BA'84 is secretary-treasurer of the
Alberta division of CUPE for a two-year term. She is
also president of CUPE Local  1645, which represents
employees of the Glenbow Museum, where Andrea
works as an archivist ... Andre Giguere
MEng(MinEng)'88 moved to Australia six years ago and
now works in the outback mining town of Tom Price
with his wife. He is superintendent of drilling, blasting
and projects with Hamersley Iron ... Steven Grunerud
BSc'86 has completed his MBA at Queen's ...  Kathryn
Hatashita-Lee BA'82 graduated with a diploma in fine
arts (photography) from the Emily Carr College of Art
and Design ...  Grant Hill BSc'86, MSc'88 received a PhD
in physics astronomy in  1993 from Western. He is doing
post-doc work at the University of Montreal. ... Jack
Hittrich LLB'85 and Aaron Lessing LLB'90 have
formed a partnership in the law firm of Hittrich-Lessing
... Fiona James BA'84 and Ted Alden BA'86 live in
Washington, DC. Fiona teaches severely learning disabled
children at the Lab School of Washington and Ted reports on international trade issues for Inside US Trade ...
Steve Johnson BA'87 graduated from Columbia in May
1993 and works as a reporter at Forbes magazine in New
York. He and wife Ellis were expecting their first child in
June ...  Peter K. Lam BPE'80, MBA*84 married Melanie
DeSilva in  1988 in Toronto. They bought a house in
Coquitlam and he joined BCTel as a forecast manager.
Daughter Marrisa was born in December 1993. Peter is
working on an invention that he hopes will make him
lots of money ...  Paul Kenneil BCom'89 and Julie
Crosby  BCom'90 were married at Cecil Green Park on
May 14 ... Yan-Yan Li LLB'89 has been in Hong Kong
since November 1990. He worked at Boughton Peterson
Yang Anderson, but now is employed at Standard Chartered Equitor Group as a legal adviser ...  Brian
Kirkhope BSc'85 married Louise Bowden in May  1993.
They live in Rossland, BC. Brian practices law in Trail
after obtaining his law degree from Western ...  Vanessa
Tung Li  BMus'83 is a radio program producer and presenter in Hong Kong. She has one daughter ... James
Lindsay  MD'85 and Judy Yondel BSN'84 both work at
the Prince George Regional Hospital: James as an anaesthetist and Judy as a nurse in the labour delivery room
... Andrew Lowther BCom'87 is general manager of
Lonsdale Quay Market in North Van ...  Fiona Mac-
pherson  BSc'89 and  Kevin Knox BA'90 have been in
Cambridge, UK for four years. He completed his MPhil
and PhD. Fiona has completed her MScat University College in London, where she works as a research fellow ...
Maureen Maher BSN'80 is working as a cardiovascular
research nurse in Dublin ... Jon Makar BASc(EngPhys)'86
received a PhD from Queen's, and is now doing post-
doc work at the University of Durham in England ... Joseph Manning MS'8I  married Cheng-Hung from Taiwan
in  1989. They have one son. Joseph teaches computer
science at Vassar College ... Joni Mar BA'84 formed her
own interior design firm. Design for Living, after nine
years as a CBC reporter. She has already won a national
design award. She married Jim McLean BCom'84, an
account manager for IBM. They are expecting their first
child in August ...  Daniel Massey BA'86 teaches school
for Central Okanagan School District. His wife  Roberta
(Schram) BSc'86, MSc'89 is now home full-time with
their two children ... Terry McColl BASc{MechEng)'83
completed his MBA in April. Wife  Anna Lee BSW'83,
MPE'88 and sons are proud of him ...  Michelle McPeek
BA'86 is special events manager at the media relations
company, Cohn & Wolfe. She organizes golf classics, gala
balls, conventions, receptions, dinners, fund raising
events, etc. ...  Lucia (Milia) McPhee BSc<Pharm)'89 is
in residency in psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota ... Takanori Miyanashi MEng'85 received a DEng from Hokkaido University in Japan in
1993 ... Perry Monych BSc(For)'84 is president of GE/
Hamilton Technology Services in Mississauga. He and wife
Dian (Evans) BEd'79 have two two-year-olds ...
Richard Morden BA'83 is working for Bentel Goodman
Real Estate in TO. He is married to Lesley and has one
daughter ... Neil Mort BA'84 lives in Vancouver with his
wife and new daughter. He works at Canadian International College in North Vancouver ...  Mark Neithercut
PhD'84 has joined The Kresge Foundation as a program
officer. He was associate professor and director of the
Michigan Metropolitan Information Center at Wayne
State University ... Bill Nikolai BA'80, MEd'86 and his
wife Linda Pringle BSN'84 live in Miyazaki, the surfing
capital of Japan. Bill teaches English at Miyazaki Medical
College ...    After she and her husband split up in  1993,
Tracy Oliver BA'84 moved to the North Shore in the
Fall of 1993. She works at a private hospital as benefits
and accounts manager ...  Monica Palme BSc'88, PhD'93
is in a two-year post-doctoral position with A. Vasella at
ETH Zurich, Switzerland ...  Bonita (Hoogendoorn)
Pelletier BMus'87 teaches piano at the Central Valley
Academy of Music in Clearbrook. She is employed as
organist for Trinity Memorial United Church and as a
free-lance piano accompanist ...  Gerald Philippson
BCom'82, DMD'88 is living in Duncan with his family. He
just purchased an orthodontist practice ... After finishing
her master's degree in animal nutrition, Sabine Presch
BSc(Agr)'82 worked in a feedmill. Since 1990, she has
managed her own company, which manufactures rubber
surfaces from recycled tire rubber ... Allisa Ritchie-
Peters BSc'85, BEd'86 and her chiropractor husband
have just moved into their first house. Allisa is manager
of outreach at Science World ... C. Ann Rogers BA'86,
MA'88 received her PhD in political science and teaches
at the University of Sussex, Brighton, England ...
Katherine (Watt) Rolston BA'82 and her husband
have a Toyota dealership. They have two daughters ...
Shirley Sawatzky MMus'86 won the Debut Atlantic
competition. She toured the Maritimes as solo pianist.
She has given concerts across Canada and records for
CBC Radio. She played the North American premiere of
an Eckhardt-Gramatte piano concerto with the Winnipeg
Symphony Orchestra, maestro Mario Benardi conducting
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... Hans Schmid PhD'88 and wife Carolyn Porter
BSc'86 live in Zurich, Switzerland, where he is a research scientist at the Federal Institute of Technology
and she is personnel assistant for Citibank. Their daughter was born in  1993 ...  Bruce Shearer BA'84 completed a PhD in economics at Queen's where he also
completed his MA ...  C. Robert Somerville BSc'83 has
been employed at C + C Systems since  1989 as a geo-
physicist/programmer. He married Erika in   1986. They
have two sons, and have lived in Calgary for 10 years ...
Linda Stewart LLB'81  has been a family law mediator
for the past 10 years in Burnaby ... Andrew Vieira
BSc(Pharm)'85 received his MSc at McMaster in  1991.
He is in his final year of medical school there ...  Peter
Watson BASc(CivEng)'83 lives in Cairns, Australia. He is
part owner of a small building contractor. He and wife
Terri have two children, a boat, a dog and a great time!
... Julie Wheelwright BA'84 is living in London with
architect Walter Menteth. They are the proud parents of
Thames, born in April. Julie wrote  The Fatal Lover: Mata
Hari and the Myth of Women in Espionage. It is available
in Canada from General Publishing ...   Ben Whiting
BSc'79, MSc'89 edited a new publication  Giant Ore Deposits for the Society of Economic Geologists. This is a significant contribution in the field of research for diamonds, gold, silver, platinum, nickel, lead, zinc, copper
and molydenum ...  Heather Wickstrom BEd'83 married  Erik Skarsgard MD'85, MSc'91  in December 1993.
Heather is a strategic planner with BC Hydro and Erik,
who trained in paediatric surgery at Sick Children's in
Toronto, is a fellow in fetal surgery at UC San Francisco. They look forward to full-time cohabitation in
Vancouver in early 1995 ...  Chuk Yan Wong MSc'89
moved to Toronto and works for Gluskin Sheff and Associates, a money manager ... Christine (Welling)
BSc'85 and Jody W.R. Woodland BASc{MechEng)*88
have moved to Ft. Nelson with their new daughter. Jody
is a network supervisor with NorthwesTel ... Victor
Yeung BSc'88 graduated in dentistry from Lorna Linda
University in June  1993. He was honoured as a member
of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Society.
Anne Aram BA'91  is executive director of Operation
Go Home, a small youth-serving nonprofit, in Vancouver
... David Bailey MSc'93 is a research programmer in
atmospheric sciences at the University of Alaska ...  Tina
Bennett BA'94 married Marco Fanzone in May. She
works at the Vancouver Public Aquarium ...  Gayle
Brown PhD'92 and Christopher Foote PhD'88 are
living in WA. Chris is an assistant professor at the UW
in Seattle, and Gayle is a post-doc with the National
Biological Survey ...  Sarah-Jane Calder BA'93 married
Dave Thomson BSc'92 on May 21. They credit the
Greek system at UBC for their meeting ...  Cindy (Chui
Bik) Chan BSc'93 works in Hong Kong. She is coordinator for the  18th Hong Kong International Film Festival
... David Chivo BA'92 is attending Brandeis University
for a double master's in social work and human resource
management ...  Sharyn Cook LLB'90 is articling with
Soloway, Wright in Ottawa ... Tania Fan BSc'93 is
studying for her MBA at SFU ...  Christopher Good
MA'93 is working on a PhD at Harvard ...  Douglas
Eastwood LLB'90 has moved from the Victoria office of
the Legal Services Branch, Ministry of the Attorney General to the Vancouver office. He continues to practice
litigation for the province ...  Ilona Hay BA'91  is studying
architecture at the Technical University of Nova Scotia ...
Danny Kam BASc(ElecEng)'90 and Janet (Leong)
BASc(ElecEng)'90 were married in December  1993. They
are working at MPR Teltech Ltd. as software engineers
... Gary Kirkpatrick BA'92, BEd'93 is teaching in Gifu,
Japan ...   Peter Kubota BSc(Pharm)'90 married  Ann
Cheng BSc(Pharm)'91 on April 9 ... Albert Leong
BCom'93 is marketing specialist to the chairman of Action Technologies Inc. in San Francisco, a software and
consulting firm ...  Richard Little BSc'92 is working on
his MSc in physics with the Applied Magnetics Group at
Queen's ...  Daisy Locke BA'90 and  Robert Wong
BCom'85, LLB'89 were married in September 1992.
Alexandra was born on September 8,   1993. Daisy Is a
senior analyst with Statistics Canada in Ottawa ...
Thomas Mah BASc(ElecEng)'9l  is an electrical engineer
at BC Hydro. He married  Candice Dang BSc'89 in August 1993. Candice is a dietician at Burnaby Hospital ...
Elaine Mak BA'90, BEd'92 and  Keith McCall BSc'9l
were married in July. Elaine teaches at a girls' school and
Keith is a development analyst at IBM. They live in Toronto ...  Kent Moeller BA'91  is working on a graduate
diploma in chartered accountancy at McGill ...  Mark
Paetkau BSc'90 has completed his MSc in physics at
Queen's ...  Derek Richardson BSc'90 received a PhD in
astronomy from Cambridge. He is now doing a postdoctorate at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical
Astrophysics ... Todd Rooker BCom'90 moved up with
Lever Brothers to become sales planning manager at the
Toronto head office. He will take the master's of management program at Northwestern University in Chicago
... Sushila (John) Saunders BSN'91 worked as a nurse
at UBC Hospital. She married Marc Saunders, a theology
student, in July 1993. They moved to Toronto, where
Sushila works as a nurse in St. Michael's Hospital ...
Lara Schlappner BPE'90, BEd'93 and  Eric Saunderson
BEd'93 were married on July 29. They teach in Merritt ...
Danielle (Anzarut) Schonbuch BA'91  runs a hostel
for girls in the Old City of Jerusalem. In March she and
husband Daniel had their first child ...  David Small
MASc(ElecEng)*9l and  Marina Russ BA'90, MSc'92 enjoy
life in Switzerland. Dave will complete his PhD in  1995,
and Marina works full-time and is decorating their new
home ... Azusa Takahashi BA'91  manages his own
company in Japan. He is still single and often thinks
about returning to Vancouver to settle down ...  Raymond To MBA'90 received the Top Consultant National
Personnel Association Award for January   1994.  He works
as personnel consultant for Corporate Recruiters, Advanced Technology Specialists ... Shari-Lynn (Green)
Walls BA'90 married Chuck Walls in  1993 and moved
to Athabasca where she is executive assistant for Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries ...  Mary Westman BSc
(Agr)'90 completed her master's of animal breeding and
statistics in August 1993. She is breed development coordinator at the Canadian Angus Association. She would
like to hear from other alumni in Saskatchewan ...  Marion Wong BSc(Pharm)'94 works as a pharmaceutical re-
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searcher for a company in St. Louis ... Craig Yirush
BA'90, is again studying UBC and has been selected to
convene with   19 other students for a program of discussion about the most pressing economic policy questions
of our time ... Jimmy Zadra BCom'90 has earned his
MBA from Queen's ... Jon Zasada BA'91  is the executive director of Fairbanks Youth Center in Fairbanks.
Kathleen (Bednard) BA'86, MA'90 and  Mark Callow
BA'83, BSW'86: Matthew Michael, on March 26 ... Greg
Celmainis BASc(ElecEng)'89 and Elizabeth Alexander:
Andrew James, on September 23,  1993. Greg works for
Newbridge Networks in Ottawa ...  Deborah (Olajos)
BHE'77, BEd'78 and  Edward Dillon BSc(Pharm)'79:
Kirsten Brianna, on April 4. A sister for Brenden ...
Tara (Paterson) BA'91  and Robin Duncan: Ashley
Roxanne, on May 26 in Glasgow, Scotland ... Susan
Gadsby BSc(OT)'87 and  Brad Findlay BEd'81: Jordon
Edward, on July 7.  1993. Brad teaches at Penticton High
... Kris (Cholyk) BSN'86 and  Steve Gustavson
BASc(MechEng)'87: Peter Edward, on March 5. A brother
for Eric ...  Susan (Rose) BEd'88 and  Rod Halladay
BA'82, MBA'89: Devin Philip. A brother for Sydney
Christine ... Vincent Hanemayer BASc(GeoEng)'86 and
Margaret Shaw: Ian Anthony, on March 6. Vince works
for the federal government in low-level radioactive waste
disposal ...   Patti (Stone) BEd'80 and Jeff Holm BASc
(CivEng)'87: Chantal Natasha Kirsten, on January 31. A
sister for Steven ...  Marilyn (Hutchings) BSc'87 and  Al
Irwin BCom'85, LLB'86: Brian Alexander, on February
26 ... Rita and   Dan Kunimoto BASc(CivEng)'83: Tamlyn
Moon, on September 24,  1993, in LA. Dan is a structural
engineer ...   Heather Johnston BPE'80 and Simon
Britchford: Anna Marie Johnston, on February 20 in
Warwick, England ... Tammy Langill BSc'88 and  Lindsay Langill BEd'88, MA'93: twins, Elsa May and Tori-
Anne, on January 8. Lindsay works at Aldergrove Secondary. Tammy manages the Save-On-Food pharmacy in
Chilliwack ...  Katrina (Thrift)  BSN'87 and Michael Mulberry: Nicola Ann, on November 9,  1993. A sister for
Julia Marie ... June and John Nolan BEd'70: Alexander
HaUiday Robinson, on December 25,  1993 ...  Cheryl
(McColl) BSc(Agr)'82 and Guy Streeter: Olivia, on November  17,   1993. A sister for Julianne and Molly. They
live in Mississauga ... Judy Sturgeon BSc(PT)'86: Tori,
on August 21,   1993. Judy opened a practice in  1991   in
Chase ...   Pamela (Doyle)  BPE'86 and Rod Thompson:
George Broderick John on April  19. A brother for
Marielle ...   Linda (Wong)  BCom'80 and  George Sze
BASc(CivEng)'8l: Rachel, on March 23,  1993. A sister for
Marc and Matthew. Linda and George started their own
business, Dan-Can Manufacturing Ltd., in  1987 ... Janet
(Abraham)  BA'83 and  Paul Wynne BASc(ChemEng)
'83:  Laura,  in  February. A sister for Madeleine.
In Memoriam
William Allester BA'47 on March 31. Born in Ladysmith, BC in  1920, he was a teacher, principal, BC
Teachers' Federation president (1953-54), BCTF staff person (1958-82), Richmond school trustee (1983-87) and
school board chair (1986-87). He was awarded the B.A.
Ferguson Award by the BCTF ...  David Amos BASc
(ChemEng)'50 on March 9, in Magna Bay, North
Shuswap. He retired from Northwood Pulp in Prince
George, then worked for H.A. Simons in Vancouver as a
consultant. He was well-known for his sense of humour
and his homemade wine   ... John Ashmore Alwyn
BEd'65 on February 3 ... William Bruce Archibald
BASc(MechEng)'50 in November  1993. Bill consulted in
the steam and power field ...  Louise A. Bean BHE'49
on April 23 ... Cecil M. Blois BA'57, BEd'58 in September 1993 ...  Elizabeth (Carter) Brown BA'28 on
March 23, aged 86. She retired in  1972 from the CIBC
... Donna Phyllis (Berry) Bruce BHE'53 on April 29,
aged 64. She was a dietician at Shaugnessy Hospital from
1955-60 and Grace Hospital in Winnipeg from   1961-64
... Helen Mary (Reid) Bryden BA'34 on February 20.
She taught in Vancouver, Kimberly and Trail before retiring to Victoria in  1971  ...  Helen (Trethewey) Cam-
bray BA'47 on June 26,  1993 ...  Margaret Jean Clark
BA'48 on March 31,  1993 after a long bout with cancer
... Douglas Goddard Chamberlain BA'37, BEd'46 on
December 7,  1993. He obtained his teaching certificate
from Vancouver Normal School and taught until  1944,
when he became principal of the Rossland Jr.-Sr. High.
He was superintendent of schools in Kamloops, Williams
Lake, Port Alberni and Hope districts. He was VP and
President of BCTF. He was elected "Marathon Student"
at UBC, having attended 25 summer sessions in pursuit
of his BA and BEd ...  Enid Mae Dearing BA'52 on
March  10. She started her library career with the Vancouver Island Regional Library and retired as the chief
librarian for the North Vancouver District Library system. She was a model for younger women interested in
being library administrators, a rarity when she started
her career. She moved to Bowen Island after retirement
and served on the library board there. She lived on the
island in a house she had built ... Talosa (Timmins)
Dix BA'31  on June 21. Talosa worked as an executive
secretary with the Royal Bank for 30 years in Montreal.
She returned to Vancouver in  1967, and worked for the
English department at UBC. She retired in  1978 ... John
Murray Drummond BA'47, MA'60 on September 28.
Jack was a highly regarded teacher and administrator in
Victoria. He supervised student teachers at UVic in his
later career. Jack's family, friends, his teaching, garden,
golf and travels were the most important things in his
life ... Bruce Emerson BA'43, LLB'49 on June 20 in
White Rock. Bruce served in the RCAF during WWII.
He was well-known in BC in municipal law. He worked
for 20 years as the municpal solicitor for West Vancouver and for the City and District of North Vancouver.
He worked with several school districts and a number of
smaller communities in the Lower Mainland. He lectured
on municipal law at the UBC Faculty of Law ...  Eric
Forster BA'25, BEd'47 on March 29, 1994. Eric did his
post-grad work at UW. He taught at Fernie, Port
Alberni and Vancouver before becoming principal of
North Saanich School. After being appointed supervisor
for Sidney, North Saanich and Deep Cove, he became
Alice (Weaver)
Hemming LLD(Hon)'80
Alice Hemming was born in London in  1907, but she
moved to Canada as a child. She grew up on a farm
in the mountains of British Columbia. After
graduation from UBC, she became a journalist with
the  Vancouver Sun. It was while working there that
she had an assignment to interview Harold Hemming,
a fellow Canadian journalist visiting Vancouver as the
head of a delegation of British headmasters. Alice
moved to Britain, and she and Harold married in
1931. She worked on a gossip column on the Sunday
Dispatch under the tutelage of the Marquess of
Donegal. Wallis Simpson granted her an exclusive
interview soon after the abdication of her husband-
She returned to Canada during World War II
while her husband served in the British Army. She
worked for the  Vancouver Province during that time,
but also lectured all over North Vancouver,
drumming up support for the Allied cause. She
returned to England after the war, but not before
spending some time in Ottawa and organizing the
Information Department of the National Film Board
under John Grierson.
Back in London, she became involved in the
women's movement, most notably as president (for
40 years) of the Commonwealth Countries' League.
This organization dedicates itself to helping women
from Commonwealth countries, particularly
underdeveloped and emerging nations, to obtain
further education. She involved diplomatic wives in
Britain in this work. Their annual "fair" was held
every year in her garden. This developed into a
major international event and provided the funds for
their projects. Alice received an OBE for her many
years dedicated to this task. Her support for
feminists continued throughout her life.
Alice will be remembered fondly by UBC and
the Alumni Association. She hosted many receptions
for UBC visitors to London and was the president of
the London branch of the Association. She received
awards (including one from the Alumni Association
in   1993) from Canadian universities for her work
helping Canadian graduate students studying in
England. In   1978 she was the keynote speaker at her
50th year class reunion.
She leaves a son, a daughter and grandchildren
in London, as well as family in Vancouver and other
parts of Canada, including niece Mayling Stubbs, wife
of the president of Simon Fraser University. And she
will be remembered by all those whose lives she
touched and in so doing, improved.
principal of Mount Douglas Secondary School, where he
remained for 30 years ... James Maxwell (Max) Foster
BASc(ElecEng)'4l  on January  17 ...   Leonard (Chap)
Gaddes BA'25 on March 9 in Victoria. He worked in
the lumber business, then moved to Victoria in  1957
where he became successful in real estate. He became an
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Shirley B. Louie BHE'59, MBA76
Shirley Louie, assistant director of food services at
UBC, passed away peacefully on April  18.
Shirley completed her dietetic internship at the
Montreal General Hospital, then worked as a therapeutic dietician at the Hammersmith Hospital in
London, England. She joined UBC's Food Services
department in  1963. She earned her MBA in  1976.
She led the expansion of campus snack bars, established Yum Yum's and organized the best-selling
The UBC Bakeshop in 1986. Her tremendous efforts
gave UBC one of the finest university food services
in North America.
Shirley also served on the negotiating committee
for CUPE I 16, the Labour Management Committee,
Employment Equity Committee, Land Use Committee
and the Pension Board. She resigned her position as
president of the Canadian College and University
Food Services Association in  1994 due to her ill
She was awarded the UBC 75th Anniversary
Medal and the President's Medal of Excellence. She
was writing a history of her family when she died.
Shirley will  be remembered for her outgoing personality, her talents, energy, dedication and humour.
expert in the sale of rest homes, and met wife Barbara
during one of his transactions. He established First Island
Financial, which provided financing for small and medium
sized developers. Chap served as a parade marshall in
the Great Trek of 1922 ...  Esther (Naden) Gardom
BSN'24 on March 31. She received her RN from VGH in
1924 and was one of the first public health nurses in BC,
serving in Duncan and Saanich ...   Harry Martin
Granger BA'51 on June 9. He was the assistant administrator of the Kelowna General Hospital, where he
worked for 26 years until his retirement in  1988. He
was an ardent golfer and a member of Beta Theta Pi ...
The Honourable Frederic Kernahan Grimmett BA'32
on May 4 ...  Gilbert Hayward BCom'45 on March 28
in Victoria. He ran his own manufacturing company for
30 years and was involved in community activities as a
member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Kinsmen and
Rotary clubs. He also spearheaded the "Yes for Daylight
Savings Time Campaign." Staying in good health and an
active social life were important to him, and he was a
water skiier and a golfer. He and Nancy moved to Victoria in  1987 ...  Mary Margaret (Dickson) Hemmingsen BA'36 on February 10. Educated at Victoria College
as well as UBC, Mary specialized in botany and biology.
She was a long-standing member of the University Women's Club ... Raymond B. Herbert BA'48, LLB'49 on
February 28. UBC law professor emeritus, he taught
here from  1950 to  1984. He was elected as a bencher
of the Law Society in  1973 and served as treasurer in
1980 ...  Peter Shinobu Higashi BA'38 on December
13,  1992, in Tokyo. After graduating in honours English,
he took a job in Manchuria with the Manchurian Daily
News. After WWII, he was drafted into the Japanese
Army, captured by the Russians and spent five years in a
slave labour camp. Repatriated to Tokyo in  1950, he rejoined his wife Setsu and embarked on a career as an
international correspondent ...  Cynthia Joan Horner
MD'89 suddenly on April  17. She was a staff psychiatrist
at Elmwood Hospital in New York ...   H.C. (Bert)
Hoskins BCom'40 on June 2. He served overseas with
the RCAF. He was an avid golfer and was a member of
the Marine Drive Golf Club ...  Kevitt Ponnall Hughes
BA'49 on November I,  1993 ...  Mary (Little) Katz
BSW'65, MSW'66 on April  14. Educated in Winnipeg she
taught school for some years before enrolling at the University of Chicago, where she met her husband Joe. In
1956 they moved to Vancouver. Mary obtained her degrees and worked at VGH as a social worker. She and
Joe travelled to many countries, and they enjoyed friendships all over the world ...  Evelyn Kerr BEd'64 on May
I,  1994. After UBC she got an MA the University of
Arizona.  She taught for 35  years  in  Braelorne,  BC,
and in Vancouver where she taught at several schools
including Templeton, Britannia and Churchill Secondary.
Ev was very progressive in her methods and ideas. She
believed that teachers had to adapt to students and not
the other way around. This made her a very well-liked
and respected teacher. Evelyn was a BC regional director
for the Canadian Home Economics Association and a
national representee. Ev loved the outdoors, her garden,
travelling and bridge ...  Morris (Kit) Kittleson BA'49
on May 20. Served in the RCAF. He worked in the international petroleum industry until his retirement in
1981. His work took him and his family to Bolivia, Ar-
Harry Adaskin LLD(Hon)'80
Harry Adaskin passed away on April 7 in Vancouver.
Harry was a well-known musician and a founding
member of the Hart House String Quartet (1923). In
the  1940s he was a performer and commentator on
CBC Radio. He became the head of the new music
department at UBC in  1946 and was a professor
there until his retirement in   1973. He and his wife
Frances, a pianist, were generous with their knowledge and love of music with thousands of students.
He received honorary degrees from many universities (including UBC), and he was awarded the Order
of Canada. Harry, violinist, teacher, broadcaster and
author, will be missed by Frances; son Gordon and
his wife Jan; grandchildren Susan and Jon; brother
Murray and his wife Dorothea; sister-in-law Jean
Hadley and her family and his nieces and nephews.
gentina and Singapore. He was a long time member of
the Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists
of Alberta. He was an avid golfer ...  Robert Ivan
Knight  BA'35 on January 28 at Qualicum. After studying
at Cambridge, Robert arrived in Canada in 1925 and began teaching at Shawnigan Lake School for Boys. He returned to university to obtain a Canadian degree. Afterwards he founded the Qualicum Beach School for Boys,
a name later changed to Qualicum College. He was
headmaster there until   1970, when the college closed ...
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G. Dudley Darling  BCom'39
Dudley Darling passed away on April 29. He served
in the RCAF's Elementary Flying and Training
School, then joined Seaboard Shipping Co. Ltd. He
retired in  1981. He was a CGA. As well as being a
president of the Alumni Association (1953-54), he
was also president of the Children's Aid Society
(1962) and the  University Club of Vancouver
(1959). He was appointed to the UBC Senate in
1957. During his student years, he served as president, business manager and treasurer of the UBC
Players' Club. He was predeceased by his first wife
Miriam (Cousins) BA'39 and his brother Frank.
George Lebus BASc(ElecEng)'45 on May 30 in Port
Hardy. George worked in Hamilton, Ontario for two
years after graduating. The next nineteen years he
worked in the Netherlands and the West Indies. He
spent the rest of his career working for the Bechtel
Corporation in San Francisco. He retired to Victoria in
1989 ... Jean (Mabee) Love BA'43 on February 26 ...
Janet Lenore (Colquhoun) Lynch BA'46, BSW'47 on
February 7. "Noni" was born in Penticton. She was a
social worker with the government of BC and York
County Children's Aid Society (Toronto) until   1952 when
she began to raise her four daughters. In her later years
she turned her skills to tutoring dyslexic children ...
Mary (Gibson) MacKay BA'38 in early June. Survived
by her husband Dr. Hugh MacKay, her twin daughters
and a son ...   Ross Dunsmore Magwood MEd'63 on
April   12. He began teaching at the age of eighteen and
retired at sixty-four. He served overseas with the RCAF
during WWII as a radar technician. He received a BSc
from the University of Saskatchewan in  1947 ...   Ian C.
Malcolm on May  13. Ian was the executive director of
the UBC Alumni Association Fund from   1966 to  1978.
He significantly increased total alumni giving during his
tenure. At a time when all of the fund raising material
was printed at the Aiumni Association (in the basement
of Cecil Green Park), he and his staff won numerous
awards for their promotional material. Before coming to
the Association, "Scotty" served in the RCAF as a special
services officer. He spent two-and-a-half years at West
Coast bases from the Aleutians to Tofino. His working
background included being the campaign executive director for the Toronto United Appeal ... Ambassador
Lester Mallory BSc(Agr)'27, MSA'29 on June 21. He
received his PhD from the University of California. He
was known as the "gringo ambassador" and last served
the US as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-
American Affairs. He retired as a career diplomat in
I960, then became an international banker, serving as
head of the  Inter-American  Development Bank for
Panama and Costa Rica. In his final years he helped create the anthropology department at the University of
Guadalajara ...  Anna St. Clair McCann BA'39 on October 26  1993 at home in Vancouver ...  Florence
McConnell BEd'59 on January  12. She taught in the Victoria area for forty years and was a member of the Retired Teachers' Association, University Women's Club,
Uplands Golf Club and Victoria College Alumni ...  Vera
(Sharpe) McCulloch BA'25 on March   17. The owner
operator of McCulloch's Aereated Waters Ltd., a member and chair of the Vernon School Board during the
50s and 60s, she was also a founding member of Okanagan University College ...  Neil McKellar BA'36 on
April 5. He was educated in Berkeley and Vancouver. He
was an employee of the Dominion Bureau of Statistics
from  1942 to  1971. Neil won the Centennial Medal and
of the Award for Career Excellence {Statistics Canada) ...
James Millar BASc(MinEng)'50 on June  18. He was a
navigator with the Royal Canadian Navy in WWII before
graduating from UBC. As a consulting engineer, he was
based in Calgary and worked throughout North America.
Received a PhD in archaeology from the University of
Calgary in   1967. He specialized in Plains and Northern
archaeology at the University of Saskatchewan, where he
was a professor and researcher. After his retirement, he
continued practicing civil and mining engineering out of
his Cordilleran Ranch ...  Douglas Miller BA'50 in June
21. Douglas moved to Calgary in  1954, working with the
Energy Resources Conservation Board of Alberta and
Chevron. He joined Westmin Resources in   1971  where
he served as executive vice president and president. He
was a director and member of the executive committee
of the Independent Petroleum Association of Canada. He
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Elizabeth Klinck, wife of the first dean of the Faculty
of Agricultural Sciences and second president of
UBC, passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 17,
1994. Her husband, Leonard S. Klinck, died in   1969.
An accomplished violinist, Beth played in concerts and with the VSO. She studied violin with
Madame Kathleen Carapata and Jasper Sutcliffe. She
played with Isabel Campbell and Ira Swartz (piano),
Avis Phillips (voice) and Charles Shaw (violin).
She was secretary of the Vancouver Normal
School from  1922-24, assistant registrar at UBC from
1924-37 and secretary to Klinck from  1937-41.
Beth married Leonard Klinck in June  1941. She
maintained an interest in anything that was related to
UBC, helping both financially and with her attendance at many functions throughout the years.
She remained very active during the last years
of her life, visiting friends all around Vancouver,
using the Vancouver transit system when she was no
longer able to drive.
Beth enjoyed researching her family tree-both
her mother's and father's branches. This was a continuation of her working life. People who worked
with her considered her to be a great "information
getter" and researcher. People were always calling
on her to ferret out some interesting or obscure
piece of information.
A member of the Canadian Bible Society, the
Faculty Women's Club, Musical Society, Wesbrook
Society and the UBC Historical Society, she also
belonged to United Church Woman. She will be
missed by her family.
and some friends turned retirement into a fun-filled venture with Greypower Resources ...  Helen Gertrude
(Thomas) Millerd BA'33, MA'36 on March  18,  1994.
Helen was a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority ...
Robert Nelson Murray BCom'43 on April 22,  1992 ...
Brian Trevor Preston BA'71  on May 22,   1994. Brian
took his PhD at Reading University. He was a professional Geographer of Distinction and a fellow of the
Royal Geographical Society (London). He taught at universities throughout Canada ... Adam Reid BA'39 on
January 3,   1994 in Long Beach, California. He worked for
Star Kist Foods as a foreman and then as production
manager in Long Beach for 26 years before his retirement in  1977 ... James Dennan Reid BA'65 on March
6,  1994. Jim became a fellow of the Canadian Institute of
Actuaries and was BC Superannuation Commissioner
from 1974-1982. He joined William M. Mercer Limited in
1982, ultimately becoming managing director of the Vancouver office ...   Harold Richards BCom'48 on March
15,  1994 in West Vancouver. He served five years with
the RCAF during WWII. In  1953, he joined Canadian
Forest Products. Almost 30 years later, he took early
retirement from the positions of assistant treasurer and
manager of insurance and employee benefits ...   Marion
(Wade) Riggs BSW'59 on March  19 ... Arthur F.
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Roberts BASc(MinEng)'5l on March  15 ... Alice Rowe
BA'33, MA'35 on April 8. Alice was the first woman
president of the UBC Musical Society (1932-33). She was
a gifted singer and actor and took part in the first
Mussoc production, The Garden ofthe Shah. She directed
musical and dramatic productions during her 36-year career as an English and drama specialist at Lord Byng. She
was an active member of the Point Grey Operatic Society and St. Helen's Anglican Church. After retirement
she devoted much of her time to the Retired Teachers'
Association, serving as president (1979-81) ...  G re ville
Jackson Rowland BA'29 on December 16, 1993 in
Penticton, BC. While at UBC "Grev" was an active
member of the Players' Club, the AMS executive and
represented the university in the Western Universities
Debating League. He published  The Penticton Herald from
1940 to  1980 ...  Mary Lyell Seaton MA'72, EdD'89 on
December  I,  1993.    She received her BA from SFU.
Mary was employed by School District #24 Kamloops
from  1987 to 1992 as a certified school psychologist ...
Terry Seibold BCom'78, LLB78 on July  I. Earned his
LLM at London School of Economics. He was an active
member of the BC branch of the Canadian Bar Association, sitting on various committees; lecturing and writing
for the Law Society of BC and serving as committee and
board member of the BC division of the Canadian Mental Health Association. His law practice was generally
dedicated to real estate ... Harry Stastny BA'49 in
March  1994 ... Stanley Melvin Stewart BA'63 on
March 20. Enroled after three years with the RCAF. He
taught at R.C. Palmer High School in Richmond until his
retirement in  1991  ...  Edna Marie Sutter BSN'66 in
February ...  Ray Leonard Toby BArch'50 on June 5,
aged 72. Educated in Edmonton, followed by service with
the RCAF in WWII. He completed his education at the
University of Manitoba and then UBC. He was a member
of the first graduating class of UBC's School of Architecture, winning the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
Gold Medal. He became a member of the Architectural
Institute of BC in  1950 and shortly thereafter established
the firm of R.J. Toby Architect. The firm ultimately became Toby Russell Buckwell & Partners Architects. He
was installed as a fellow by the RAIC for his contribution to architecture in Canada, that institute's highest
honour. He was responsible for projects in the USA and
Australia as well as BC ... James Henry Toms BASc
(CivEng)'5l on January 21 ...  Patricia Joan (Topping)
Trembath BEd'79 on May 25. Pat taught in Richmond
for more than ten years. Patricia was stricken with an
inoperable brain tumour ... A. Geraldine (Birkett) Van
der Linde BA'29, BEd'47 on April  13. Gerry was a professor emerita in Education at UBC. She was active in
many faculty and sorority associations ...  Elizabeth Aino
Wetton BSF'52, MF'69 on May II. She earned her PhD
in economics at Berkeley. She was the first female registered professional forester and worked during her career
for government, universities and industry. She founded
the firm of EAF Wetton & Associates in Victoria. She
played with the Victoria Civic Orchestra and the University of Victoria Orchestra ...  Charles E.T. White BASc
(ElecEng)'42 on January 4. He joined Cominco shortly
continued page 29
EDUCflTIOfl from page 10
to achieve fewer units, simplify the administrative
structure and reduce costs—all without diminishing the quality of teaching and research.
6S>The  1993/94 admission summary report paints
this picture of today's teacher education student:
entrance grades in the mid-seventies; two-thirds
female and 62% with earlier academic studies at
UBC. Last year, the faculty admitted 357 students
to the elementary program and 384 to the
secondary program. UBC continues to be the
largest source of new teachers to the province.
«B>The Native Indian Teacher Education Program
celebrates 20 years with a special weekend of
events, speakers and celebrations (October 21-22).
More than  100 students are currently enroled in
NITEP. The program combines teaching skills and
academic knowledge equivalent to that of the
basic teacher education program with special field
placements and seminars that strengthen First
Nations schooling. Since NITEP's inception in
1974, the number of First Nation teachers in the
province has increased tenfold.
Commerce from page 10
Office and Alumni Services, as well as Internship
Programs, Professional Development and Business
Liaison. Maureen will help establish career
opportunities for students from the faculty. Her
priorities are to increase the profile of UBC
graduates in the business community and to
prepare students for the career alternatives in
today's economy.
Dean Michael Goldberg recently appointed
Diane Kepler as director of finance. Diane was
director of finance at UBC's Faculty of Continuing
Studies, and for the past year she has held a joint
appointment with Commerce and the Faculty of
Continuing Studies. During this time, she developed a financial reporting system for the Professional Programs Division.
Martha Kertesz was appointed manager of
Study Abroad and Exchange programs in January.
Martha participated in our exchange program with
Erasmus University during her own MBA studies
and, over the last three years, managed a project
that grew from three exchange programs to this
year's total of 31  programs in  17 countries.
Dentistry from page 11
this constantly changing environment. Grads'
analysis of the faculty's strengths and weaknesses
and grads' proposals for building on the best of
our traditions at UBC will not only help the
dentists of tomorrow, our students,   but also the
dentist of today—our alumni.
Continuing Studies from page n
Many of the Japanese students' parents come
to visit Ritsumeikan, so many in fact, that a
Japanese travel company now plans their trips
to Vancouver. And some students apply to
return to UBC for further studies, insuring a
continued learning experience.
Forestry /;■«>» page 11
Biology, received the 1994 Outstanding Scientist Award of the Northwest Scientific Association to acknowledge his research on managing
and enhancing Pacific Northwest ecosystems,
in particular his research on developing
silvicultural prescriptions that permit harvesting while maintaining wildlife habitats.
Carlos Galindo-Leal MSc'84, PhD'91, research associate, recently won a Juno for his
role in the recording of El ('.amino Real by the
group Ancient Cultures. The award was in the
category of best global recording for '93.
Agricultural Sciences
from page 11
faculty members and students visited Japan.
• The faculty is a member of the Southeast Asia
Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources. Collaborations
exist with the University of the Philippines Los
Banos, Institut Pertanian Bogor and Universitas
Gadjah Mada in Indonesia, Kasetsart University
in Thailand and Universiti Pertanian Malaysia.
• New initiatives include proposals to CIDA
involving the border regions of China and
management training in Vietnam, and talks with
the University of Chile.
Individual research projects are underway in
Brazil, China, Ghana, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Nepal
and Thailand. As well, students from more than
30 countries are currently enroled in the faculty.
Homecoming '94
October 13-15
See page 18 for details
UBC Alumni Chroniclk, Fall 1994
27 Award Winners
Each year the Alumni Association recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves
as alumni, UBC faculty or volunteers of the Association. The 1994 award winners will be
announced at the AGM to held September 22.
Alumni Award of Distinction for outstanding achievements by an alumnus to Dr. Patrick L. McGeer BA'48,
MD'58. Head of division of neurological sciences (1964-83),
associate professor (1962-74), professor (1974-92) and now
professor emeritus, all at UBC. A leading chemist and physician in the field of Alzheimer's Disease research. He was
""| also active in politics, being the leader of the Liberal Party
(1968-72), an MLA (1962-86) and a cabinet minister with
various portfolios (1975-86).
Faculty Citation for UBC faculty who have served the
community outside their teaching and research duties to Dr.
Walter G. Hardwick, BA'54, MA'58. An instructor in urban
studies and geography at UBC since 1960, Professor Hardwick
has also had a notable career in public service, acting as a
Vancouver alderman, director ofthe GVRD and recently as
chair of the National Capital Planning Committee; serving
on civic planning commissions and committees and in many
provincial and federal agencies.
Outstanding Young Alumnus Award, for alumni under
40 who have distinguished themselves in their careers and
who have brought recognition to the university, to Tricia
Smith, BA'80, LLB'85. A renowned BC athlete (silver medallist
in the 1984 Olympics), she continues to serve the sports
community as a director of Sport BC and the Rick Hansen
Man in Motion Foundation, among other things. She has also
been a member of the Alumni Association board of directors
since  1993 as a member-at-large.
Honorary Alumnus Award, for non-alumni who have
made a significant contribution to their profession and their
community, to John Kim Bell. A well-known conductor,
he also created the Canadian Native Arts Foundation, a
Canada Council for aboriginal Canadians, to promote and
encourage Native youth in the arts. As a producer, he
founded and chaired the National Aboriginal Achievement
Awards. He began his musical career at a very young age
and has conducted, composed and produced many noteworthy works.
Blythe Eagles Service Award, given for exceptional service
to the Association, toDr. Anthony Cheng MD'71. Member
of the Hong Kong branch of the Alumni Association (president from 1988-93) and on the Alumni Association board of
directors 1992-93. Member of the Leadership Committee
and Advisory Council in the university's World of Opportunity Campaign. A doctor in Hong Kong with a private
practice in otalaryngology.
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L'BC An mm Chronicle, Fall 1994 Alumni Profile: David Northcott, BSc'76
David Northcott BSc'76 admits he has a
selfish motive for trying to build a healthier
"I'm trying to do something to make this a
better place for my daughters," he says.
Northcott, 41, is the father of three girls and
the head of Manitoba's largest food bank,
Winnipeg Harvest.
He began his interest in community work
while he was still a physics major at UBC. He
taught gymnastics, hockey and photography at
two Vancouver community centres, and was on
the board of directors at one of them.
After UBC he was hired by National Trust
and sent to Kamloops where he continued to
work with community concerns, then was
transferred to Winnipeg where he stayed after
resigning from National Trust in 1982.
When he started looking for another career,
he came up a natural: neighbourhood improvement work. At that time, Winnipeg was
rebuilding its rundown inner city with a multi-
million dollar project. Northcott took a job
with a group and tackled everything from
community centre programs to family safety
issues. "One ofthe repeating themes was
people's need for food assistance," he says.
That need led him down the path he has
travelled for the past decade.
In 1984 Northcott helped found Winnipeg
Harvest which he believed would die a quick
death. "I thought it was a band-aid we'd be
able to remove when the wound was healed."
Ten years later, the food bank is still growing,
supplying food to thousands of Winnipeggers.
Northcott is also a founding member and
former chair of the Canadian Association of
Food Banks, a board member ofthe National
Anti-Poverty Organization, and a former chair
of the Wolseley Residents Association, an older
Winnipeg neighbourhood populated largely by
hippies, yuppies and low-income residents.
Recently, he became a member of a commission studying salaries, perks and pensions of
members of the Manitoba Legislature.
But he'd love to be out of a job. "I'd love to
lock up the food bank and throw away the key,"
he says. When he does leave Winnipeg
Harvest, he'd like to complete a master's
degree in marketing, budgeting and communications, focusing on the management of nonprofit organizations.
And he may have a new UBC connection
before long. His middle daughter has decided
she wants to attend the old alma mater. "It's
amazing the loyalty that's passed from one
generation to the other," he says.^*-
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after graduation. He met his first wife Ann Balkovec
white working for Cominco in Trail. They moved to
Spokane in  1961, where he became manager of Cominco's electronic materials division. He was one of the
world's leading experts on the rare metal indium. He
joined Utica's Indium Corp. of America, becoming executive VP in   1981. Following the death of his wife in  1985,
he met and married Sandra Morton in  1990. He was an
avid reader, loved fine food and wines and fishing ...
Robert Whitelaw MSW'66 on April 30. Bob was a social worker, educated first at the University of Manitoba
(BA and BSW) and UBC. He was working at the Forensic Clinic when he retired in   1986. He was a vocalist
who studied for many years with Madam Catharina Hen-
drikse. He was a patron of ballet, opera, drama, musicals,
painting and poetry. At the time of his death, he was a
director of the Vancouver Ballet Society. He is survived
by his longtime partner of 30 years.  Ken Long BA'66 ...
Frank R. Wiggs BA'68 on April 3, 1994 ... Roscoe
Benjamin Williams BA'37, BEd'53 on March  13. Grew
up in Prince George, entered Normal School at age 17
and taught in Alberta for two years. He taught in several
BC communities. He retired in  1959 ... Reverend John
(Jack) Wood BA'61  at home in Victoria of cancer. He
was active with the United Church in the sanctuary
choir, as well as the Victoria Kiwanis Club. He was a
flying instructor with the RCAF in WWII. Jack the
United Church Ministry in   1962. He served in Maidstone,
Saskatchewan and Brentwood Bay/Shady Creek.^
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over our office. We are
now housed in cramped little spaces with walls all around. Thus, the
tragic view that you see here. Dale and I consider ourselves fortunate
that we had the view for as long as we did. When we're old and grey
we'll bump into each other on the street and say, "Remember that time
when we had the best office in Vancouver?"
We'll think up a better name for this column when we put the next
issue together.
Chris Petty, editor
We're happy to welcome
Leslie Konantz into the fold as
our new programs manager. She
will be responsible for all our
branch, division and reunion activities. Leslie has extensive experience
in the hospitality industry and was
executive officer for Festival Hong
Kong in 1992. She has coordinated
numerous special events in Vancouver and abroad. Her sense of humour and high energy has already
had a tonic effect on the office. Call
Leslie at 822-0616.
John Diggens, BSc'68
DMD'72 has served the Association
and the university in various capacities since he graduated, and was our
president in '88-'89 (was it really
that long ago!?). John was recently
appointed as new chair of the
Wesbrook Society. He will advise
the university on donor recognition
and fundraising issues, and will help
recruit volunteers. He also chairs
the advisory committee for Green
College. Congratulations to one our
our favourite volunteers.
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