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Telephone 222-1070 Editor
Chris Petty, MFA'86
Assistant Editor
le Puller
Bruce Macdonald
Philip Resnick
Jim Skipp
Board of Directors
Elected Members
Al Poettcker,
Post President
Debra L Browning,
Sr. Vice President
Tricia Smith,
BA'80, LLB'85
Dickson Wong,
Chris Bendl, BSc'91
Pamela Friedrich, BA'67
Louanne Twaites, BSc(Phann)'53
Dana Merritt, BCom'88
Don McConachie. BSA'63, MBA'65
Grace Wong, BEd'74, MBA'83
Executive Director
Agnes Papke, BSc(Agr)'66
Editorial Committee
Louanne Twaites BSc(Pharm)'S3
Ron Burke
Dale Fuller
Paula Martin
Chris Petty
Sue Watts
Don Wells
Printed in Canada
y Mitchell Press
' ISSN 0824-1279
University of
British Columbia
Volume 50
Number I
Spring 1996
The A Card: Get yours now!
For $25, you can now avail yourself of some swell university services
at reduced rates. The Library. MOA. Media Services. And a great
discount on the Interchange, UBC's internet provider.
The Botanical Garden goes overseas
With trading and research arrangements at botanical gardens in
Japan and China, our own Botanical Garden is breaking new
ground and developing new plants.
Defending the Liberal University
UBC prof and new BOG member Philip Resnick has some thoughts
on the political science crisis, the corporate university, and other
threats to academic freedom.
Chancellor Bob Lee goes golfing
After an active 3-year term as UBC
s Chancellor, Bob Lee looks
forward to a bit more
time and fewer meetings. But he still
plans to keep his hand in.
Alumni News
Al Poettcker's Column
David Strangway's Column
Faculty News
Class Acts
The UBC Alumni Chronicle is published 3 rimes annually by the UBC Alumni
Association, 6251 Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 17.1. It is distributed
free to all graduates of UBC. Member, Council for the Advancement and Support of
Education. Member, Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education.
Aword-winranf designer Jim Skipp, BA'8 f, wonted
to give something back so, when we decided to
took for a new identity to help promote the
Association, the "A card" and our merchandise,
Jim offered to work wWi us. The result is our new
logo, in the upper left hond corner, ond our new
"A" insignia. The fetter "A," os seen here, is
unlike any other "A" in the universe, so we're
hoving it registered. Thanks, Jim. The photos of
gardens here and abroad are courtesy of Bruce
Macdonald of die Botanical Garden. Setting New Program Prioritiesv
n February, the Alumni Association held a series of meetings
to establish our program prio-
ities for the next few years. Staff,
volunteers and senior administrators from the university analysed
our past annual plans, reviewed our
resources and gave careful thought
to the needs of our members and
ofthe university. The process was
very enlightening for everyone concerned and gave us a chance to
focus on the future direction of the
The first strategy we discussed was
to provide better support for students while they are still on campus. These are our future members, after all, and it's important for us to make an impression on them
before they leave the university. We already provide a mentor program
and events such as Beyond the BA, which give students a chance to hear
from successful grads. But we want to expand programs like those and
become involved in Career Fairs, job shadowing, co-op placements and
others. We also want to increase our visibility on campus. We plan to
become better connected with the AMS in the future, and to work toward editorial exchanges between the student press and the Chronicle
and our newsletters.
Another strategy we discussed is to provide a better link between
the Association and the larger community. We provide many programs
for grads, and often they don't get the publicity they deserve.This effectively limits the number of grads we reach and also limits our access to
grads who would otherwise be interested in volunteering with the Association. It's important that we raise our profile, especially in the Lower
Mainland and in the areas of our larger branches. We will develop a public relations plan to make sure our events and programs reach as large
an audience as possible.
Most of our members don't realize that this Association has a
strong presence in the governance of UBC. We conduct a search for the
position of Chancellor, and our members decide, by election, who will
serve. We also recommend appointments to the Board of Governors
and elect 11 members to the UBC Senate. Our strategy here is twofold:
to make sure you know who these people are and have some input into
their selection; and to make sure our representatives are kept up-to-
date on the needs of our members.
Our last strategy is to seek out more information from you, our
members. With our huge membership (120,000+), it is difficult to generalize about who we are and what we want. We will conduct a survey in
the Fail issue of this' magazine, and use other methods, such as focus
groups and Individual interviews, to find out what your concerns are, vis
a vis UBC.
This has been an exciting year for me as President. It seems as if it
has just begun, and already it's over. Thanks to the members of the
Board, who have been so supportive, and to Agnes Papke and the Association's staff, without whom we could not function.
Al Poettcker, President, UBC Alumni Association
"Diggens Perforins!" Says Maestro 41
When Past President and
Wesbrook Society Chair John
Diggens isn't volunteering for
the university, he spends his
time practising dentistry.
Well, one night he was at an
event when came the
theatrical call, "Is there a
dentist in the house?" It
seems a certain famous
operatic personage was in
town and one of his
entourage had developed a
very sore tooth. Could the good doctor see what he could do? Off they
limoed to his offices.
Wielding a suction tube with dramatic abandon, the maestro
helped the doctor perform the dental action with aplomb. The patient
survived and went on to eat pasta, later on, "al dente."
On the work of our favourite dentist, Luciano Pavarotti said, "A
virtuoso performance." On the performance ofthe maestro, John also
posted raves. "He was magnificent," said the good doctor.
Home Ec Grads Take Note
l he BC Home Economics Association (BCHEA) is applying
to the provincial government for the right to the title of
Registered Professional Home Economist (RPHEc).
If you are currently a member in good standing of
BCHEA, you will automatically receive the right to use this
title. Once it is registered, only members of BCHEA will be
able to use the title. The deadline for 1996-97 membership is
May 1, 1996. Call Andrea Freeman at 525-7912.
Scholarships and Bursaries Pizza Party
Award winners from Alumni Association, Faculty Women's Club
and Wesbrook Scholars gathered on February 9 for pizza and
.pop at Cecil Green Park. Family, friends, faculty, administrators and alumni came by later to congratulate the winners and cheer
them on.
The guest speaker for the evening was Tricia Smith BA'80,
LLB'85 and Senior VP ofthe Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Tricia, who was an Olympic-class rowing competitor in her sporting
days (an Olympic silver medal and Commonwealth Games gold
medal winner), told the gathering how hard work and focus is the
only way to achieve one's life goals. All in all a good, upbeat evening.
The Alumni Association grants more than $ 100,000 annually in
scholarships and bursaries to 120 students. The money is taken from
an endowment funded by the donations of alumni to the Association
Scholarship and Bursary program.
We gladly accept donations. For more information, call Marlene
King at 822-8923.
UBC Aiumni Chronicle, Spring, 1996 NEWS
That's Not Bev Held!
Of course it isn't! We knew that. But
that's what we said in our photo spread
last issue. It's Past Alumni President
Charlotte Warren on the left, talking
with Agnes Papke, our executive
director. Sorry, Charlotte!
Retired? Jane Austen, Ladies of Mystery
and Russian Opera are Waiting for You
1 he Spring Program for Retired People is an opportunity tojoin with
friends — old and new — to refresh yourself with novel ideas,
challenge your mind and have fun. The program is open to all retired
or semi-retired people, 55 and up.
You can create a program that fits your needs. Choose two
morning courses from the four options each week, and sign up for
one week or all four. The classes meet Monday to Friday. In the
afternoon, visit the Museum of Anthropology, swim at the Aquatic
Centre, tour the new Art Gallery, or just walk around campus. Make a
day of it.
Space is limited, so register early. Course topics include Jane
Austen, the Group of Seven in Canadian Art, Ladies of Mystery,
Russian Opera, Travel Writing through the Ages, Modern Poets and
many more. The fee is only $45 per week.
^^   For information, call UBC Continuing Studies, 822-1450.
A Letter from Costa Rica
Bill Gibson and his wife Tildy took an Intrav tour recently. The Gibsons pose
with Captain Christie on the Rowl Princess onjaunuary 14.
"Dear Agnes: The cruise is marvellous. Yesterday we had a reception
up top in the Horizon Lounge with an enthusiastic UBC group, all
keen to know what is going on in the way of new buildings, total enrolment, parking of so many cars, the longevity of Dean of Law George
Curtis and his activity.
Two medical doctors whom I had taught were full of news of their
Everyone is delighted with the cruise. The food is too good, and
|e various diversions on board and land are wonderful. Thank you
nd your travel people at UBC — Bill and Tildy."
For more information about our travel program, call Margot Dear
at 822-9629.
Chancellors Have an Important Role to Play
A chancellor plays a key
role in maintaining
the well being of a
university. Bob Lee, whose term
as Chancellor of UBC ends in
June, is the latest in a line of
men and women who have
served that office and the
university with a great deal of
dedication and style.
Historically, chancellors
have served a largely
ceremonial role in our
universities.Their most
important duty in that regard
is to present, officially, each
graduate with his or her
degree during the graduation
ceremony. Here at UBC, each graduate bows before the Chancellor,
who taps him or her on the head with his cap and says, "I admit
you," which means the graduate is now a member of the
congregation of graduates from UBC. In a typical term, the
chancellor of UBC will tap the heads of thousands of men and
women. Each of you, when you attended your own graduation, were
a part of this ritual.
Also, you as graduates of this university are responsible for
electing the Chancellor, who comes from the ranks of alumni.The
Alumni Association coordinates a search for candidates and
recommends a name to alumni voters. Any alumnus can run for the
office and the election is held through the registrar's office. Our
next Chancellor, Bill Sauder, was elected by acclamation.
The Chancellor functions for UBC in much the same manner as
the Lieutenant-Governor does for the province. He or she attends
ceremonial events of all kinds and represents the university both
here and abroad.
Bob Lee, like the other chancellors who have served during my
years as President, performs much more than the ceremonial
requirements of the position. As chancellor, Bob is also a member of
the Board of Governors, the Senate and the Board of Directors of
the Alumni Association. In a normal month, he spends as much time
attending to his duties as Chancellor as he does his duties in
business. And all as a volunteer. It js a difficult job.
But Bob has also used his business skills to advance the cause
of education in British Columbia. As Chair ofthe UBC Real Estate
Corporation, he has helped us develop market housing in the South
Campus area, and to create a healthy endowment for the university.
This endowment will form a strong foundation upon which we will
build in the future.
Bob and his wife, Lily, have been superb ambassadors for UBC.
They have donated their time and talents to making sure UBC
remains one of the best and most financially stable educational
institutions in Canada. On behalf of all members of the university
community, I extend my thanks to them for their dedication and
their hard work.
David Strangway, President, UBC
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Spring, 1996 BRANCHES ~ REUNIONS ~ DIVISIONS
Upcoming Branch Events
We organize branch events around
the world for our members. These
events keep you in touch with UBC,
and help you form natural networks
of like-minded and similarly well-educated people. For more information
Kamloops: May (TBC). Speaker.
Call Rob McDiarmid, 604-374-
Kelowna: May (TBC). Speaker.
Call Jeff Peterson, 604-767-2904
Calgary: May (TBC). Speaker &
Reception. Call Alice Daszkowski,
Edmonton: March 27, 7pm, Meet
Alumni past pres. Jim Stich at U
of A Faculty Club.
Edmonton: May (TBC). Call
Claire Pallard, 403-455-7711,
Ottawa: June 21. Reception with
President Strangway. Call Don
Gardner, 613-829-2257
Toronto: April 17, 8 pm. Pool
Night at the Coloured Stone, 205
Richmond St West.
Toronto: May 13, 8 pm. Cocktails
at the Lounge, Royal York Hotel.
Toronto: June 20, 7 pm. Reception with UBC President David
Montreal: May (TBC). Speaker &
brunch. Call Don Yapp, 514-989-
2342, <mdya@musica.mcgill.ca>
United States
New York: April 11, Whitney
Museum, 6 pm. Tour and
reception. Call Krista Cook, 212-
about a branch in your area, call the
name and number listed, or Deanna
McLeod, 1-800-883-3088, or e-
mail, <dmc/eod@unixg.ubc.co.>
Don't see a branch in your town? Call
us and we'll help you get one started.
Washington, DC: April 12. All
Canadian Universities Cocktail
Reception at the Canadian
Chicago: April 19. All Canadian
Universities Dinner at the
Columbia Yacht Club.
San Francisco: April 26, All
Canadian Universities Dinner at
Mark Hopkins. Consul General
Dennis Brown will speak. Call
Kent Westerberg, 408-287-2411
San Francisco: July 14. Reception with David Strangway. Call
Kent Westerberg, 408-287-2411
Mexico City: May 2. Reception
with David Strangway. Location
London, UK: July 1, 6:30 pm.
Maple Leaf Pub. Covent Garden.
Call Alison Taylor, 44-171-370-
2170 <alison@cste.co.uk>
Hong Kong: March 29. Monthly
networking lunch. Call Iggy
Chong, 852-2525-6898.
Hong Kong: June (TBC).
Leadership workshop. Call Iggy
Chong, 852-255-6898.
Taiwan: July 1. Canada Day
Event. Call Kent Ollis, 886-2-232-
4536, <kollis@transend.com.tw>
Janis Connolly, 886-2-581-7089
UBC is more fun.
Michele Liang,
BCom'87 (r), persons
the booth during the
Pan Alumni Skate in
Calgary in January.The
Western grad beside
her seems to agree.
Recent Branch Activities
Hong Kong Jan. 19 Dinner with Dean Goldberg
Hong Kong Jan. 26 Monthly luncheon
Calgaiy Jan. 28 Pan-alumni skate
Hong Kong Feb. 4 Wargames
Toronto Feb. 7 Pub Night
Fort Lauderdale Feb. 10 All Canadian Univ. Reception .
Portland Feb. 25 Reception with David Strangway
Montreal Mar. 3  Dim Sum
Taiwan Mar. 8 Pub Night
San Francisco Mar. 9 Wine Sc Cheese
Hong Kong Branch Busy, As Usual
The branch has organized events that involve senior and junior
alumni. These include monthly networking lunches and happy
hours, sports and outings, a mentorship program, a career planning
workshop, a Canada Day celebration and special events featuring VIP
visitors from the university. Volunteers will be phoning all Hong
Kong alumni to update your details, expand our database and determine what you expect from your Alumni Association branch.
We would like to fax you our newsletter to keep you better informed. To receive your copy, please fax an enlarged copy of your
business card to us at 2810-6265. For more info, or to find out how to
get involved, please contact:
President: Iggy Chong, BCom '82, 2847-8780, e-mail:
< 100452.3441 ©CompuServe.com >
Vice-Presidents John Henderson, BCom '77, 2524-6078, e-mail:
<72557.2322@compuserve.com>; Ricky Lau, BCom '92, 7901-0406
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Hong Kong's UBC grads Red Team, with some help from SFUers.came in 1st
or 2nd in nearly everything at the Canadian Universities Alumni Sports Day in
HK in the fall of '95. Five other teams competed, made up of grads from universities across Canada.
Need branches info.???
Call Deanna McLeod, branches coordinator
e-mail: <dmcleod@unixg.ubc.ca>
Toll free phone (N. America): 1-800-883-3088 (select 1,4,2)
Toll free fex (N. America): I -800-220-9022
Phone direct: (604) 822-8918
UBC Aiumni Chronicle, Spring, 1996 BRANCHES ~ REUNIONS ~ DIVISIONS
Host a Student from Abroad!
Every year, hundreds of new students from nearly 100 countries
arrive at UBC to begin their studies. Once again this summer, International Student Services will be looking for volunteers in the Lower
Mainland to host a new international student for 3 or 4 days in August.
The accommodation provided can be very simple (a couch or spare bed
is fine) and meals are optional.
This is a great opportunity for UBC alumni to reach out to overseas students and help make their first few days in Canada warm and
welcoming. International House is also looking for volunteers to correspond by mail with international students who will be coming to UBC
in September.
For information about these and other volunteer opportunities,
please call International Student Services at 822-5021.
f|^0 - Alpha Delta Pi grads ofthe 1980s. We sponsored our
ird annual Christmas lunch at CGP on December 3. The association
will be busy again this Spring/Summer planning the next gathering.
Keep in touch with your AAO friends and tell us if you want to get the
newsletter and/or The Adelphean. Call Ann McCutcheon at 732-4580.
(A couple of alumnae left their names on the answering machine, but
the names got cut off. Please try again!)
Reunions, 1996
The Alumni Association helps organize dozens of reunions every year.
Feel like getting together with that
old gang of yours? Want to see the
campus again, tour the old haunts,
see the new ones? For more infor-
Mech. and Met. Eng. '71 at
Cecil Green Park, May 24 & 25
Rehab. Med. '66, May 24 - 25
50 Years of Pharmacy,
May 31-June 2
Class of '46 at Cecil Green
Park, June 19-21
App. Science '46, June 19-21
aw'71, June 21
icrobiology '86, Summer '96.
Contact Janice, 598-8932 or
motion, or to hear more about
these upcoming reunions, contact
Catherine Newlands at tel: (604)
822-8917 or toll free: 1-800-883-
3088, fax #: (604) 822-8928 or
toll free 1-800-220-9022
Sandra, 986-7669.
Rehab. Med. '71, Summer '96
Med. '86, Whistler, Aug. 2 - 4
Medicine '76, UBC, Aug. 9-11
Forestry '71 in Kamloops, Aug.
31 - Sept 1. Call Randy, 604-
578-7212, or Les, 604-828-7706
Commerce '76, Cecil Green
Park, September 20
Men's Field Hockey, Cecil
Green Park, November 9
'Geer Grad Leaves Mark
on Industry and UBC
JN early 50 years after leaving the halls
of academe for corporate boardrooms,
Patrick David Campbell (BASc'47) is
making his mark on UBC all over again.
During his student days, Campbell
was active in athletics. He was a three-
time winner of the Big Block award.
Campbell's career as a pipeline engineer took him from remote corners ofthe world to the top ranks
of Williams Brothers Overseas, one ofthe world's largest pipeline
companies. He became president of that company in 1971.
He supervized construction of thousands of miles of pipeline
around the globe, including the Trans-Ecuadorian pipeline which
spanned the Andes Mountains at heights up to 15,000 ft.
Last year, Campbell and his brother established the Mairi
Grant Campbell Fellowship in English Lit. to honour their mother.
Campbell recently funded two projects. The Patrick David
Campbell Chair in Mechanical Engineering Design will help the
department reflect the current design needs of industry, resulting
in UBC grads that are highly skilled in relevant areas.
The Patrick David Campbell Fellowships will provide funding
for graduate students in all areas of study. There are currently only
319 grad fellowships available to 1,200 eligible students.
Our thanks to Patrick Campbell for his generous support.
Rehabilitation Sciences: Rehabilitation Sciences had 80 people
involved in their mentorship program this year. A wrap-up
reception to show appreciation to both mentors and students will
be held on April 22, 1996 at Cecil Green Park.
Reunions are being planned now for the classes of '66 and
'71. Details to follow.
Nursing: Nursing will hold its annual meeting on May 26 at CGP
Info in the upcoming Nursing Division Newsletter.
BPP: Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Physiology will host the
2nd Annual BPP Rendez-vous on June 18 at CGP Nobel Laureate
Michael Smith will speak, followed by a wine and cheese social.
Call Magdelaine Deeby at 321-8140, fax Trixi Paszner at 538-
5108 or e-mail Rochelle Stariha at <stariha@unixg.ubc.ca>.
AOII - Alpha Omicron Pi: In honour ofthe 100th birthday, the
Vancouver Chapter is donating a hand-painted silk banner to our
international headquarters using the crest and colours of UBC.
We have prepared a similar banner for UBC Panhellenic house for
use at such events as RUSH. The final centennial project will be a
donation of materials to the Classics Reading Room at UBC.
Upcoming Non-Academic Division Activities:
VAPA reception at Cecil Green March 13, 7:30 - 9:30 pm.
Alpha Omicron Pi - Pocket Book Sale at Arbutus Village, March 23.
Alpha Omicron Pi elections - 3950 Yew St. April 18 (tel: 738-7764).
Delta Kappa Epsilon, August 14.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Spring, 1996 The UBC Alumni A card
It pays to be a grad
Since we introduced the A card in the last issue of The Chronicle,
we have been getting a steady stream of calls, faxes and e-mails
from grads who want to sign up. For just $25 a year, they are
finding out that membership does indeed have its privileges.
The feature people seem to like best so far is the 20% discount
they get when they sign up for a University Computing Centre
Interchange Express account. The Interchange gives you the
The  University of British  Columbia
Alumni Association
Joan Doe  BA'87
UBC ID No. 0123456
Membership NotTransferablt
Expiry Date
Card No.     0 117 7
I 800 883 3088   / 604 822 3313
software and the connection for access to the never-ending mysteries
of the Internet, e-mail and the World Wide Web at prices you
won't find anywhere else. In fact, you're likely to recoup your $25
with this feature alone.
But that isn't the only popular feature. Remember that incredible library that got you through every single course you ever took?
Well, welcome back. With the A card, you get a 20% discount on an
extramural library card, You also get a 10% discount off an MOA
membership, 10% off Media Services and a $ 10 discount at UBC
Career and Placement Services. That's it SO FAR. We're negotiating weekly with other services, both on and off campus, to bring you
the best for less. Stay tuned.
We'd like to apologize, though, for some misinformation. We
prematurely announced corporate discounts at hotel and car rental
agencies, and discounts on Disneyland/Magic Kingdom memberships. We will keep you posted as new services sign on.
Want tojoin up? Don't hesitate. There are a number of ways to
do it. Call 822-4(76 (University Computing Services), or visit the
Interchange at http://www.interchange.ubc.ca.
Don't get left behind.
Send your request directly to us at:
UBC Alumni Association
6251 Cecil Green Park Road
Vancouver BC.V6T1ZI
e-mail <papke@unixg.ubc.ca>
tel 822-8913
fax 822-8928.
Great Minds
Meet Again
If you haven't seen the inside of a classroom in years,
you may not be aware that UBC alumni are
coming back to campus - for annual meetings of
their professional associations, training seminars,
reunions and industry accreditation.
And you may not know that the UBC Conference
Centre has the experienced conference service
professionals to make your next meeting a success.
The UBC Conference Centre
|r   Great value in accommodation and
meeting facilities
|r  Incredible location on the Point Grey peninsula
•r   Vancouver is rated one of North America's best
conference destinations
The University of British Columbia
5961 Student Union Boulevard
Vancouver, B.C. V6T2C9
Tel: 604-822-1060
e-mail: conferences(®brock.housing.ubc.ca
web: http://www.conferences.ubc.ca
Stay At The UBC Conference Centre
8        UBC Aujmni Chronicle, Spring, 1996 ...like this is just another cat.
Prowl around a Honda Odyssey. You'll quickly find any resemblance between ordinary
minivans and this revolutionary people-mover purely coincidental. A totally fresh approach
makes Odyssey the pick of the litter with • four side doors that open just like a 4-door
sedan • passenger seats that lift out at the flick of a latch • a third row seat that disappears
into the floor • the lowest entry height of any vehicle in its class • smooth car-like handling
• a purring 140 hp SOHC 16-valve engine, and • a generous list of standard features
including CFC-free air conditioning and dual airbags. Now available in six passenger with
ABS and seven passenger with and without ABS.
Get your paws on an Odyssey today.
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Conferences in the Heart
of Academe
Did you know that groups from around the world come right
here to UBC to hold their conferences? In 1995, more than
400 groups stayed in residences operated by the UBC Conference Centre for a total of 35,000 delegates and visitors.
The Conference Centre has been promoting UBC's facilities on
campus since 1974. There has been a steady growth in the number
of conferences held every year.
The UBC campus is an excellent venue for conferences, reunions, sports events, seminars or business meetings. It's affordable,
the location is magnificent,
there are many different meeting facilities, and delegates have
access to UBC attractions. Add
to that the professional meeting
management support provided
by the Centre, and UBC has become a world-class conference
Groups of 10 to 3,000 can be
accommodated during the conference season, May through
Some of the conferences of 1995
include: The 19th International
Counsellors Conference; the
American Association of Physicists in Medicine; the 11th International Conference on
AIDS; the International Conference on Biological Education,
the 31st International Conference on Coordination Chemistry; and the 152nd Convention
of Delta Kappa Epsilon.
Need help planning your conference? The Centre offers registration services and meeting
management packages to handle
all logistical arrangements.
Services include budget management, production of print
materials, database management, kit assembling and registration desk staffing.
Need more information? Call
the Conference Centre at 604-
822-1060, e-mail <conferences
@brock.housing.ubc.ca>, or
visit us on the Web: hup://
www.conferences .ubc.ca.
Built Without Compromise.
UBC Aiumni Chronicle, Spring, 1996 Nancy Cho: \bunteer Hero
One of the constants at the Alumni Associ
hab Medicine life after fundraising.
ation over the past 15 years has been Nancy
Cho. As a volunteer organizer, few have
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ences division, and served for many years as
its president. She is a familiar figure around
the Association offices, and her enthusiasm
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and commitment are a joy to behold. She has
paign started in 1989, fundraising activity
stopped at the division level. But the solid
shown a strong affiliation to the Alumni Association and UBC, and we are pleased to
foundation Nancy helped build gave the Re
recognize her as our volunteer hero.
Class of'70
l he Class had a reunion at Whistler in September of last year. Seventeen of the 25 grads
showed up, as did most of the faculty from
that time. Lots of talk ensued about how the
experience of UBC had shaped their lives.
More than half of the class members
occupy senior planning positions in local,
provincial and national agencies in Canada
and abroad. Several others have made
successful careers in private practice. One
member is a prominent guru of
organizational change in the US, and others
are engaged in occupations as diverse as
adventure tourism and a small farm business.
This was their first official reunion in 25
During dinner, a conference call was
made to PEI and Jamaica, linking Kingsley
Lewis and Blossom Samuels (Adolphus) to
the reunion.
Varsity Outdoor Club
Our next major reunion isn't until 2000, but
we want to stay in touch. Last year's hike was
so much fun, we've decided to do it again for
one day on September 14, 1996.
The itinerary: a hike on Hollyburn with a
reception to follow. We will all meet at the
Nordic (cross country) area parking lot on
Cypress Bowl at 10 am. Bring a lunch. We will
have a hike to match everyone's ability, or just
pick blackberries and loaf and chat at the old
Hollyburn lodge at First Lake.
There will be no mail out notification of
this event. Call Ingrid Blomfield, 926-1156,
Margaret Merler, 922-8973, or Iola Knight,
922-7358. Our telephone committee will call
in June.
Tin'Adult Education Research
Centre celebrates its 10th
Ponderosa with a garden part v.
improv. theatre and other irrcvercnl
acts. 5760 Toronto Road. April 2
/"pm. RSVP Jeannie Vomit; 822-r>NK'
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10      UBC Alumni Chronicle, Spring, 1996 Tricia Smith
Town and Qown
6251 Cecil Qreen Park Road
Vancouvei, B.C. V6T1Z1
(604) 822-6289
Facsimilie: (604) 822-8928
Haig Farris Dana Merritt
Tricia Smith
BA'80, LLB'85
Alumni Activities:
Sr.Vice President 1995-96; Member-
at-large 1993-95; Chair, Marketing
Committee; Member, UBC Law
Alumni Association.
University Activities:
Chair, University Athletic Council;
while a UBC student, a winner of
Olympic, Commonwealth and numerous world championship medals
in rowing; inductee to the UBC and
BC Sports Hall of Fame.
Community Service:
Boards of directors of Sport BC,
Rick Hansen Man in Motion Foundation, Full Figure Theatre Company,
BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum; commission member of FISA
(International Rowing Federation)
and a member of Esteem Team
(Athletes' Speakers Bureau).
Occupation: Lawyer and consultant for Barnes Craig & Associates.
Vice President
Haig Farris
University Activities:
Adjunct Prof., UBC Faculty of Commerce; Chairman ofthe board ofthe
TRIUMF-KAONVentures Office.
Community Service:
Past chairman of the Science Council of BC; member of PACST (the
Premier's Advisory Committee on
Science and Technology); past governor of Science World British Columbia; past member of the boards
of the Vancouver Opera and the
Vancouver Playhouse.
Lawyer for Farris and Company;
president of Fractal Capital Corp.
Al Poettcker
Jean Forrest
Dana M. Merritt
Alumni Activities:
Member-at-large 1995-96.
Community Service:
Volunteer, Endeavour Auction society; member, Finance Committee of
the MS Society 1991-92; member
ofthe board, New Westminster
Family Place Society 1991-92.
Director of financial services.Van-
couver Community College.
Past President
Al Poettcker
Alumni Activities:
President 1995-96; Sr.Vice President 1994-95; Senior Executive and
Finance Commitee;chair,Awards
University Activities:
Member of the board of the UBC
Real Estate Corporation; member,
of the Dean's Advisory Committee
in the Faculty of Commerce.
Real estate developer.
Greg Clark
BCom'86, LLB'89
Alumni Activities:
Chair, Commerce/MBA Alumni Division 1992-94.
University Activities:
Member of the Dean's Placement
Advisory Council, Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration
Community Service:
Vice president, St. George's Old
Boys Association 1992-94; membership committee, Point Grey Golf
Greg Clark
and Country Club; member,
Hongkong—Canada Business Association and Canada Japan Society.
International business lawyer,
Mulholland Webster, Barristers &
Jean E. Forrest
Alumni Activities:
1993 graduating class representative
to the School of Physical Education
and Recreation Alumni Division
Community Service:
Trustee, BC Sports Hall of Fame
and Museum 1995-present; director,
Sport BC 1992-present; commissioner, Vancouer Board of Parks and
Recreation 1990—93 (vice chair
1991 -93); member, BC Women's
Field Hockey Federation Executive
Committee 1987-90; member, Canadian National Field Hockey Team
1978-80; current member North
Shore Winter Club; current mem-
berVancouver Rowing Club (field
hockey section); current member
WISRAN (Women in Sports and
Recreation Network).
Marketing manager,YMCA of
Thomas Hobley
Vice president of customer service,
Rogers Cablesystems Ltd., BC area.
Has worked with Rogers since 1984
managing design and construction
of the cable system; managed
coaxial system upgrades in the
Western Region; constructed the
first CATV fiber ring in Western
UBC Alumni Chronicle, spring 1996
Global environmental problems
have escalated to the point
where every sector of society must be involved in
seeking solutions. As the next generation of professional and government leaders, students must play a
role in investigating environmental
problems and developing sustainable
alternatives to the status quo.
With this in mind, the Faculty of
Arts has established a new program
leading to a BA Honours degree in
Environmental Studies.The first
class of students will graduate in
1998. In keeping with the multifac-
eted and transboundary nature of
environmental problems, the curriculum is broadly interdisciplinary.
Students choose among environment-related courses offered by
many departments within the Faculty of Arts, including geography,
philosophy, economics, sociology
and political science. In addition, the
Environmental Studies curriculum
includes a significant environmental
science component, with course requirements and electives from the
faculties of Science and Forestry.
Close coordination with a parallel BA Honours Environmental Sciences program offered by the Faculty of Sciences is a cornerstone of
the Arts Environmental Studies program. Students in the two programs
are jointly enrolled in a series of
three core seminars in their second,
third and fourth years, providing
them with an opportunity to apply
their diverse academic backgrounds
to pressing local, regional and global
In addition to providing a strong
academic foundation, both the Environmental Studies and Environmental Sciences program emphasize
practical skills necessary for environment-related careers in the
public, private and non-profit sectors. Research and analytical skills,
as well as oral and written communication are strongly emphasized in
the core seminars. Students are en-
50th Anniversary of Pharmacy at UBC
pharmacy on the campus, from  I 946 ■■ I 996.The events planned
for May 3 I to June 3. I 996 are as follows:
Friday, May 3 I
An evening Wine and Cheese Reception at Cecil Green Park
Saturday, June I
ml Resource Cc
Sunday, June 2
Monday, June 3
Annua! Bernie Riedel GolfTo
A book con
; for $39.95.You may reserve youi
icque payable to The Faculty of Ph
i Year Celebrations Book Fund. Sei
couraged to work in teams to develop holistic approaches to complex real-world environmental
The Environmental Studies and
Environmental Sciences programs
welcome applications from students
prior to registering for second year.
The deadline is May 15. Since both
programs have prerequisites, potential applicants are encouraged to
consult the UBC Calendar prior to
choosing their first year courses.
Further information is also available
from either the Chair of Environmental Studies (Prof. Kathryn
Harrison, c/o Political Science Department) or Environmental Sciences (Prof. George Spiegelman, c/o
Microbiology Department).
The faculty's Department of
Animal Science is establishing
a Chair in Animal Welfare.The
chair will serve as a focal
point for teaching, research and
public education on animal welfare
issues.The welfare of animals is an
increasingly important issue in our
society. While concerns about the
welfare of food production and research animals are commonly expressed, important welfare issues
are also associated with work and
companion animals, and with wildlife
species in captive and natural settings.
The Chair Will:
03 take an active leadership role in
promoting education and original research concerning animal
OJ focus on animal welfare issues
arising from handling, health,
housing, nutrition and transportation of animals;
OS interact with all sectors of sod
ety interested in the care and
production of animals;
03 serve as a source of knowledge
and expertise, and be actively
involved in technology transfer
at the provincial, national and
international levels;
03 promote alternate methods to
the use of animals for testing
and research;
OS serve as a resource during development and review of the
recommended codes of practice
for care and handling of animals.
The chair will be held by an established scientist and educator acknowledged as a leader in the field
of animal welfare. With significant
financial support already committed
and further fundraising receiving
positive response, the Department
of Animal Science is now seeking a
candidate for the Chair in Animal
Dr.JimThompson BSA'64,
MSA '66, Head ofthe Department/
says, "We're looking for someone to
provide strong leadership in education and research concerning animal
welfare, reflecting the expertise and
leadership appropriate in this position.The appointment is expected
to be at the rank of full professor."
The Chair in Animal Welfare is
being established under the Natural
Sciences and Engineering Council of
Canada (NSERQ/lndustry University Research Chair Program.The
industrial partners are the Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals, the BC Veterinary Medical
Association and several animal industry groups.The estate of Doreen
Martin Margetts and hundreds of
private donors have contributed
substantial sums to endow the
Chair in perpetuity.
If you would like to know more
about the Chair in Animal Welfare,
contact Dr.Thompson at 248-2357
Main Mall.Vancouver, B.C.V6T IZ4^
(604) 822-2794, FAX (604) 822- V
4400, e-mail:
12      UBC A1.UMN1 Chronicll, spring 1996 FACULTY NEWS
j   t's been five long years since
1   UBC's men's basketball team
1   was ranked first in the
1   Canadian Interuniversity
Athletic Union (CIAU) Top Ten. But
following a seven-game win streak
which began in mid-January, that is
the lofty position held by the
Thunderbirds at press time.
It's been four years since UBC
made an appearance at the CIAU
National Championship Final Eight
Tournament; nine years since they
made it to the final and a distant 24
years since they brought home the
gold. But with first place and home-
court advantage clinched going into
the Canada West conference playoffs, UBC could again be flashing
their razzle dazzle on national TV
(TSN) at the CIAU championships
March 15-17 in the II ,000 seat
Metro Centre in Halifax.
Also in the running for a shot at
UAU gold this spring is the worn-
n's volleyball team, a much rejuvenated squad under second-year
head coach Doug Reimer. Reimer
inherited a team which posted a
dismal record of 1-15 in 1993-94
and took them all the way to the
CIAU National Championship Tournament and a fifth place CIAU ranking last season. Currently ranked
fifth again, the 34-year-old Kelowna
native has established a reputation
as one of the most gifted teachers
of any sport in CIAU history.
But while Athletic Director Bob
Philip and Interuniversity Coordinator Kim Gordon count their lucky
stars for having landed Reimer
following five stellar seasons at the
U. of Winnipeg (the same school
from which men's basketball coach
Bruce Enns was lured), the problem
they are facing is whether the much
sought-after coach will stay on
Point Grey or be snapped up by
Canada's national team.That team,
tatent on ending its Olympic medal
'ought, is talking with Reimer in an
effort to recruit him to head up the
national team program.
Photograph from UBC Campus Planning and Development
The Institute of
Asian Research
and its five constituent research
centres (Japan, China,
Korea, Southeast Asia,
and India & South Asia)
are moving into a new
home: the C.K. Choi
Building, a model for sustainable, environmentally responsible architecture. Designed by Matsuzaki Wright Architects Inc., it has already received awards and glowing reviews for its ecologically sensitive approach
to building design, landscaping, and the flow of energy, heat, light, air and
water. Features include;
* Waterless, odourless composting toilets require no connection to
sewer mains and produce nitrogen-rich compost for landscaping needs.
* An artificial subsurface marsh of reeds, sedges and iris biologically
filters rainwater runoff, sink greywater and tea from the composting toilets.
* Waste heat from a nearby campus steam pipe provides hot water.
* Windows and skylights, low-level ambient and localised task lighting,
and automatic dimming or switch-off in vacant spaces reduce electricity
needed for lighting by more than half.
* Fresh air ducts, openable windows, and a steady convective flow of
warm air out the scoop-roofed atria replace mechanical with natural
* Low-emission finishes, furnishings and carpets, free of formaldehyde
and solvents, and selected indoor plants, reduce indoor air pollution.
* Building materials are recycled, recyclable, and/or have low "embodied energy" (i.e. energy required for manufacture and transportation to
the site). Recycled components include the exposed wood structural
beams reclaimed from the demolished Armoury across the street on
West Mall, and the reused red brick exterior cladding from old Vancouver streets.
The new building was made possible by a generous donation from
C.K. Choi and family, matched by the province. Each centre has also
contributed through its own fundraising community campaigns, and the
Centre for India & South Asia is now in full swing with theirs, chaired by
Harish Joshi and Karm Manhas (contact janis Hamilton, 822-8911).
Fans can keep tabs on the
progress of both women's volleyball
and men's basketball teams by calling the 24 hour sports information
hotline (UBC-BIRD).
Finally, the annual Big Block
Awards Banquet and Alumni Reunion goes March 21 at the Hyatt Ballroom. For further information and
ticket inquiries, please call special
events coordinator June Carlyle at
UBC beat the Golden Bears
for the Canada West Championship 2-0 in a best-of-
three series before sold out
crowds at the War Memorial
Gym.They advance to Halifax.Women's volleyball won
a bronze at the CIAU in Toronto, and the Women's
Swim team floated to their
3rd CIAU title at Guelph.
The UBC Pulp and Paper Centre is celebrating its 10th
anniversary this year.
The centre houses collaborative post-graduate research and
teaching programs between UBC
and the Pulp and Paper Research
Institute of Canada (Paprican).
The research program consists of
graduate student research supervised by Paprican and UBC faculty.
The research has a strong focus on
engineering. Areas of emphasis include environmental engineering,
chemical pulping technology, process control, fibre processing, mechanical pulping, papermaking, and
corrosion engineering.
In addition to research, the centre houses the UBC Pulp and Paper
Master of Engineering program.
This program prepares graduates
for the practice of engineering in
the pulp and paper industry. There
are over 90 alumni from this program; more than 88% are employed
in the pulp and paper industry.
Through its research and teaching programs, the UBC Pulp and Paper Centre is a model of cooperation between industry and university. The Canadian Pulp and Paper
Association awarded its 1994
Weldon Medal to a "research team"
comprising two faculty, a graduate
student and an alumnus of the
centre.This success story is one
example of the positive results of
industry university cooperation.
The High Headroom Laboratory.
Furnace modelling is a major research
project at the centre.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, spring 1996       13 FACULTY NEWS
UBC Forestry's International
Programs Office has received
over 50 requests from students for information on
short term international work op-
portunities.The faculty has responded by developing a host of
ways in which students might access
international jobs.
The current option available is
through an organization called
IAESTE which is a placement organization for students with technical training. International Programs
has also been contacting several international agencies directly to seek
internship opportunities specifically
in forestry related fields.
We work with universities with
whom we have memorandums of
understanding to determine if they
might place UBC students through
their institution's placement and recruiting services.To make this more
feasible, an equal number of jobs
need to be found for international
students within BC.
There are plans to create a reciprocal internship program with the
help of the Malcolm Knapp Research Forest in the form of a two
month learning and working experience, resulting in a final project and
International Programs is interested in partnering with the BC forest industry to make positions available for international students
within their organizations. UBC Forestry will assist by providing selection and administrative support.
In this way UBC Forestry students will have the ability to work
with international forestry companies, and international students will
learn and understand more about
BC and forestry within BC.
If any organization would like
more information on the proposed
internship program, please contact
Sandra Schinnerl in the International Programs Office 822-9627.
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UBC Alumni Chronici.k, spring 1996 FACULTY NEWS
|rom October II to 14, the
Faculty of Law celebrated
■ its 50th Anniversary with a
number of special events.
On Thursday night, Dean
Lynn Smith '73, Q.C. welcomed current students, alumni,
staff, full time and adjunct professors, faculty from other law schools,
judges, Chancellor Bob Lee and his
wife Lily Lee and Barbara
Crompton, then Chair of the Board
of Governors, to a reception at the
law school, sponsored by the Vancouver Bar Association.The faculty's
Nemetz Professor Of Legal History,
Wes Pue, presented his new book,
Law School:The Story of Legal Education in British Columbia, to the
school's founder. Dean Emeritus
George F. Curtis. Because the reception coincided with the university's Open House, there were also
many exhibits on display highlighting
rious activities of the law school:
We First Nations Legal Studies Program; the Asian Legal Studies Program; FLEXLAW, a computerized
legal information retrieval system
developed by the faculty's Artificial
Intelligence Research Project; and a
video called "Teaching Law As If
Women Mattered."
The next day there was a special
university convocation at the Great
Hall of the Law Courts. William
Esson, Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court of British Columbia (a graduate of the law school class of 1957)
was awarded an honorary LLD degree. Honorary LLB degrees were
conferred on twenty-four men and
women who had obtained their
legal education in BC and been
called to the bar before the Faculty
of Law opened in 1945. One of
those receiving a degree was 100
years old, or as he insisted, "one
month shy of 100," and the ceremony was extremely moving and
aressive.The academic proces-
Bn included the Chancellor, the
President, the deans of the law faculty and several other faculties,
Five deans of the Faculty of Law, I to r: Ken Lysyk, Peter Burns, Lynn
Smith, George Curtis and Bertie McLean.
members of the Senate and faculty
from the law school and other faculties, all in full academic regalia.As
well, there was a procession of
more than 50 robed judges, including Antonio Lamer, Chief Justice of
Canada, Julius Issac, Chief Justice of
the Federal Court of Canada and
Allan McEachern, Chief Justice of
British Columbia.
At the conclusion of the convocation Lieutenant Governor Garde
Gardom '49, Q.C. presented the
Order of British Columbia to
George Curtis.The award was
announced by Allan McEachern, the
Chief Justice of British Columbia
'51, and the citation was read by Attorney General Ujjal Dosanjh '76.
Because all three of the men presenting the award had been students of Dean Curtis, the presentation was especially moving and, as it
had been kept carefully secret before the ceremony, it took people
by complete surprise and left Dean
Curtis, as he said, "almost... but not
entirely speechless."
Saturday evening a gala dinner
was held at the Hyatt Regency with
more than 850 people attending,
including Beverley McLachlin, a Justice of the Supreme Court (and a
member of the faculty from 1976 to
1982), and Frank lacobucci '62, also
a Justice of the Supreme Court.The
Chancellor, David Strangway, the
Chair of the Board of Governors,
Academic Vice President and Provost Dan Birch and many other representatives of the university joined
with law graduates and supporters
for the dinner, organized by a committee chaired by Kyle Mitchell '66
and composed of: Debra Browning
'80, Q.C, Hamish Cameron ^.Associate Dean Bob Diebolt '70, Q.C,
Ross Ellison '73,Tex Enmark '70,
Linda Loo '74, Q.C, Maria Morellato
'84, Justice Mary Newbury '74, Doug
Robinson '72,The Hon. Justice Jon
Sigurdson '73, Murray Tevlin '78 and
Warren Wilson '67, Q.C.
Before the dinner, each decade of
graduating classes held a reception
where old friends and classmates
met and reminisced.At the dinner,
emcee Kyle Mitchell kept events
moving at a steady clip. Law Society
Treasurer, Grant Burnyeat '73, Q.C
introduced the keynote speaker,
Antonio Lamer, Chief Justice of
Canada, who spoke of the law
school "as one of the country's
leading centres of legal research"
and paid tribute to the five deans
the school has had over the past 50
years: George Curtis, Bertie
McLean, Ken Lysyk, Peter Burns and
Lynn Smith. Four alumni of the law
school then spoke on behalf of their
respective generations. Chief Justice
McEachern '51,Attorney General
Dosanjh '76 and David Anderson,
Minister of National Revenue '62,
gave lighthearted, nostalgic talks and
former Prime Minister Kim
Campbell '83 sang her recollections
of the years when she had produced the law students' annual
musical show, the Law Revue.
One of the highlights of the
evening was the presentation of a
video,"Fifty Years On," written and
produced by Jon Sigurdson and
Murray Tevlin.This video starred Peter Butler '60, Q.C. as a student
who was enrolled in the law school
for all 50 of its years and who finally
graduated (with an adjudicated
pass) as "Petula" Butler. Photographs and cameo appearances by
numerous law graduates and faculty
members over the years gave a
sense of the parade of people who
have been connected to the law
school over its first half century.
Wearing a mortarboard and accompanying himself on the piano,Tom
Shorthouse, the Law Librarian, introduced each epoch in the law
school's history by singing a verse
ofthe video's theme song. The dinner finished with an evening of
The 50th anniversary brought a
wide range of lawyers, judges, faculty, staff and students together to
celebrate an extremely significant
event in the Law Faculty's history.
Dean Lynn Smith said: "the 50th anniversary celebration was a tremendous success and would not have
been possible without the strong
support of the university and our
alumni, particularly the organizing
committee." This committee was
composed of: Bruce Broomhall '96,
Grant Burnyeat 73, Q.C.Tex
Enmark '70,Jim Maclntyre '57, Q.C,
Lloyd McKenzie '48, Q.C, Kyle
Mitchell '66, Joanne Nykilchyk and
Bob Reid '74, and was chaired by
Peter Burns, Q.C. and Associate
Dean Bob Diebolt 70, Q.C.
UBC .\lumni Chronicle, spring 1996
15 Photos (above, clockwise):
• A bamboo forest near the Nanjing
Botanical Gardens.
• Along the trails in the Asian Garden are a multitude of trees, shrubs
and perennials. (June West photo.)
• Rosa banksiae 'Lutea' covering the
arbour at Nanjing Botanical Garden.
• A section of Hokkaido Botanic
Garden's nursery for growing rare
and unusual plants.
• A section of the Alpine Garden
within the University of Hokkaido
Botanic Garden. Adjacent to this
The Botanical Garden Has
Twins in Asia
The David C. Lam Asian
Garden at UBC is an international resource of
wild collected plants for research,
education and display. The Botanical Garden now cultivates
plant material from China, Korea, Japan, Tibet and other Asian
This autumn, Botanical Garden director Bruce Macdonald
visited Asia to strengthen our ties
with China and Japan. His first
official visit was to the Nanjing
Botanical Garden in China to
renew the current Five Year
Agreement of Cooperation. This
agreement helped clear the way
for Peter Wharton, curator of the
Asian Garden, to travel with Chinese botanists to areas where
seed had not been collected by
Westerners since the 1920s.
Discussions had been going
on for over a year with the
Hokkaido Botanic Garden in Japan to establish a similar rela
tionship with that garden. As a
result, Bruce Macdonald was invited to sign an agreement of
cooperation with Hokkaido University. As is the case with our
garden, the Hokkaido Botanic
Garden is part of the university's
faculty of Agricultural Sciences,
and is an important part of the
plant community in its region.
During his visit, Bruce met the
Garden's director Dr. Yoshio
Kikuta, dean of Agricultural Sciences Dr. Akira Ogoshi and the
president of Hokkaido University Dr. Norihito Tambo.
Dr. Tambo was aware that
UBC had recently conducted a renovation of
the Nitobe Memorial Garden.
Dr. Inazo Nitobe was a graduate
of the Sapporo Agricultural College (now the faculty of Agricultural Sciences at Hokkaido) in
1881. To celebrate the 120th
anniversary of the founding of
site, a garden of plants native to BC
and Alberta is being built.
•The spectacular fell colour of a Vitis
coignetiae vine growing through
trees in a forested area, Hokkaido.
• The dramatic flowers of Rhododendron cinnabarinum at their peak in
the David C. Lam Asian Garden.
• Dr. Hideki Takahashi, botanist at
the Hokkaido Botanic Garden, and
Bruce Macdonald, director of UBC's
Botanical Garden, studying the native flora in a Hokkaido wetland.
• The beautiful spring flowers of
Magnolia dawsoniana are a colourful
eyecatcher for Garden visitors.
All photos by Bruce Macdonald unfe^H
otherwise noted.
16      UBC Alumni Chronicle, Spring, 1996 Hokkaido University, a bronze
statue of Dr. Nitobe is being
Bruce also spent time with
faculty members discussing the
current construction of a new
garden component at Hokkaido
Botanic Garden, dedicated to the
*tive plants of British Columbia
d Alberta. The UBC Botanical
Garden has already supplied
seed of 37 species of native BC
plants for this project.
Plans are underway for a
joint collecting program with
Hokkaido University botanists in
1997. Since the climate and geography of BC and Hokkaido are
so similar, this cooperation will
result in benefit both to the university and to the nursery and
landscape industry. -*
The Davidson Club honours UBC professor John
Davidson (1878 - 1970), the first provincial botanist
of BC, and first faculty member appointed to the
university. "Botany John" was dedicated to his field, and performed the first botanical surveys on many areas of BC.
His first task at UBC was to oversee the move of the
provincial botanical garden, then located at Essondale, to
UBC. He and his crew (and horse-drawn wagons) transported more than 25,000 plants from the Riverview site to Point
Grey. Recendy, it was discovered that John Davidson had established an arboretum at Essondale made up of trees too
large to move. The Riverview Horticultural Centre Society
has been established to protect these trees from planned development.
Davidson retired in 1948 and died at 91 in 1970. He
remained throughout his life dedicated to the study of plants
but also to the enjoyment of the outdoors. The Botany department plans to celebrate the 80th anniversary of John
Davidson's appointment with a series of lectures, slide shows
and field trips to some of his favourite places.
The Davidson Club was established in 1982 as an endowment foundation to provide support for the Garden.
For information about the Botanical Garden, the Davidson Club or the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society
please call the Garden at 822-9666.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Spring, 1996
17 In Defence ofthe Liberal University
A liberal university is one which must
not elevate any one of them
In choosing to run for election as a faculty representative to the
Board of Governors, I placed the greatest emphasis on defending the concept of a liberal university. To defend the values of
openness, pluralism and freedom of intellectual inquiry may
seem a platitude to some. But in light of some ofthe serious
threats — external and internal — to academic freedom and to the university as an autonomous institution, I have reason to think otherwise.
Let me begin with external threats. Since universities are embedded
in their particular societies, it is not surprising that significant outside
forces would seek to influence and even control them. If we go back to
the origin of western universities in the middle ages, we would find that
religion played a dominant social role. While the transcription of knowledge owed a great deal to religious institutions, religious authorities
were also quick to condemn forms of inquiry that threatened traditional
beliefs as was the case with Galileo and the Inquisition. It would take a
long and hard struggle for the freedom of scientific inquiry to win out
against very strong opposition from the adherents of religious orthodoxy.
In recent centuries, a greater threat to free intellectual activity has
tended to come from political authorities. This is most patent in autocratic, authoritarian or totalitarian states of various stripes, whose rulers
have had everything to fear from free and unhindered discussion. At
best, dissident intellectuals and dissident movements, often at great personal cost, have kept the flame of critical inquiry alive.
But even in liberal democracies such as ours, political authorities
have been known to look askance at scholars who take unpopular positions. One thinks of McCarthyism in the United States at the height of
the Cold War; ofthe purging that occurred in a number of university
faculties; of the very serious damage done to scholarship in China studies, for example, by the groundless accusations that China scholars of a
liberal or left-of-centre persuasion had helped "lose China" to communism.
Here in Canada, there was the celebrated case of Frank Underhill, a
historian at the University of Toronto, who in 1940, prior to American
entry into the war, was threatened with dismissal by the premier of Ontario for espousing views too critical of the British connection and too
pro-American. In the late 1980s, another premier of Ontario sought to
have a psychology professor at the University of Western Ontario, Philip
Rushton, fired for pursuing controversial research on race and intelli-
by Philip Resnick
be open to all points of view. It does
to a position of orthodoxy.
It fosters pluralism and tolerance to the
greatest degree possible, and it strongly
defends the principle of free debate and
gence. And, closer to home, when restraint measures were introduced in
British Columbia between 1983 and 1986, provincial government ministers let it be known that they were none too happy with the critical view
of their policies being expressed by members of UBC's Economics department. Fortunately, tenure provided a powerful weapon in defending
academic freedom.
Then there is the ever-present threat which comes from powerful
economic interests. As governments cut back on their funding of universities, there will be a tendency to look to the corporate sector for support. Yet corporate funding may well come with strings attached.
At the extreme, it may lead to calls such as the following from William Cochrane, then senior vice president at Guaranty Trust: "I believa
that all professors should be obliged to develop revenue-generating
projects as part of their responsibilities ... a professor's ability to generate funds should be one ofthe conditions of tenure. Every university
faculty should be able to catalogue the expertise of its members and
then market those talents for fees or grants to corporations or other
clientele." (Globe and Mail, November 3, 1986)
Or one may end up with situations such as the funding by major
pharmaceutical companies of research in pharmaceutical faculties such
as our own, in exchange for public expressions of support by senior researchers and administrators for government policies such as Bill C-91.
That measure, passed in the early 1990s, extended protection to the
major brand-name companies against their generic rivals. The public
policy implications have been high in terms of significantly greater costs
to Canada's health care system.
There are further risks that can arise when senior university administrators, be they presidents or deans, sit on
the boards of directors of private corporations. Can one
be certain that the autonomy and integrity of their universities or faculties will be unaffected? Can the public
be sure that the expertise which faculty members may bring to bear on
controversial public policy questions, such as inquiries into the environmental consequences of certain corporate practices, will not be tainted
by the associations which senior administrators may have forged with
those very same companies?
Fifty years ago Harold Innis, the doyen of Canadian economic his-
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Spring, 1996 fijans and one of our most distinguished academics, wrote, "The de-
ent of the university into the marketplace is the lie at the heart of
modern society." Developments over the last couple of decades have
taken Canadian universities further down that road than Innis could
have anticipated.
This is the reason I was critical of David Strangway when, in a 1986
document entitled Engine of Recovery, he stated, "Universities are a
major source of free inquiry, providing the ideas that can later be exploited by free enterprise. We need both the push of free inquiry and
the pull of free enterprise for success in our society." The notion that
universities represent a distinctive sphere of activity is significantly weakened by such statements. For the liberal university, as it has historically
evolved, needs to be seen as something more than a handmaiden to the
corporate sector.
There are other dangers to the liberal university, however, that can
come from within. As a member of a department, Political Science, that
was subjected to extraordinary criticism by an outside inquiry, the McEwen Report, and to the actions of a university administration that for
four months suspended admissions into our graduate program, I am a
lot less confident than President Strangway that the cause of academic
freedom is well-served at UBC. (See "David Strangway and the Political
Science Debate" in the Winter, 1995 issue ofthe Chronicle.)
"Due process" is not just a slogan to be bandied about in fair-weather conditions. It is something that needs to be practised when the going
f|s tough. And this was decidedly not the case when a whole depart-
ent was accused of systemic sexism and racism on the basis of little
more than innuendo and uncorroborated complaints, and when the
reputations of all its faculty members were called into question by administrators who did not stand up for principles of academic freedom.
A liberal university is one which must be open to all points
of view. It does not elevate any one of them to a position
of orthodoxy. It fosters pluralism and tolerance to the
greatest degree possible, and it strongly defends the
.principle of free debate and discussion.
There is a place in a liberal university for the adherents of all sorts
of approaches. For example, in recent decades feminism, with all its variations, has emerged as an important new approach. So too have various
other forms of identity politics, related to such constructs as ethnicity,
race, sexual orientation and so on. These are perfectly legitimate forms
of self definition for members of a university community — faculty, students or staff — who may choose to identify with them, and they, accordingly, have a role to play in research and teaching.
There is a real danger, however, that the adherents of various forms
of identity politics may seek to elevate their particular approach to the
status of an orthodoxy and to impose it as the underlying principle that
must govern all university activities, all forms of research and teaching.
The so-called inclusive university that certain of these groups claim to
•rsue may turn out to be anything but inclusive. For it threatens to ex-
de any and all who might challenge or question its adherents' beliefs.
In short, it threatens to turn the university into an illiberal institution.
We in the political science department have had a
very close brush with the forces ofthe illiberal university. The wounds caused by the administration's
actions will not be easily healed. Nor will the damage done to the reputation ofthis university as one
where academic freedom is not respected be quickly undone. The criticism ofthe administration's actions by the BC Civil Liberties Association, the Canadian Association of University Teachers, or by Tom Berger, eminent jurist and, until recently, member of UBC's board, speak far
more eloquently than any ofthe administration's rationalizations.
There is the need to go back to first principles in our understanding
of what a university is all about. There is the need for the next president
of UBC, its board, senate, faculty, students, alumni and outside community to understand that there are certain core principles that need to be
upheld. A liberal university must allow free expression to a broad range
of opinions. Its members, while free to differ with one another in their
points of view, need to share allegiance to the same rules of openness,
pluralism and fair play. And no group must be allowed to claim some
monopoly position on what is virtuous or true.
The liberal university, as we have learned from the political science
crisis, is not something we should take for granted. It is something that
each generation, in its own way, needs to fight to uphold. I do not despair about the prospects of reaffirming UBC's claims to be a liberal
university in the near future. But this will not come about automatically,
nor without major changes in attitude in the senior administration, nor
without a great deal of vigilance and concern on the part of all those
who wish the university well. %'
Philip Resnick is a professor in the Political Science department, and a well-
known media commentator.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Spring, 1996
19 Chancellor
Bob Lee
Heads for the Links
by Chris Petty
Bob Lee sits by his desk and gazes
at the view out his office window. It's not a high office, but
the view is spectacular: Stanley
Park and the rowing club off to
the left, Coal Harbour and the busy port of
Vancouver off to the right. Grouse looms up
on this sunny winter day like a giant scoop of
ice cream.
"I told them I'd serve one term but that
I'd spend a lot of time doing it."
I've asked him if he had considered serving a second term as Chancellor. His current
term expires in June, 1996.
And it was plenty. Plenty of work. The
job of Chancellor in our university system is,
largely, ceremonial. But that doesn't take away
from the fact that the job is demanding. During his term, he has attended hundreds of
meetings (he's on the Board of Governors,
Senate and the Alumni Association's Board of
Directors) at the university, and just as many
off-campus events to meet donors, grads and
friends of UBC around the world. He has
tapped the heads of thousands of grads who
stream by at convocation, and has uttered the
words "I admit you" more often than he's said
the names of his own children.
But he's loved every minute of it. "When
I agreed to let my name stand for Chancellor," he says, "I said yes, just as long as I could
be a working Chancellor. I like the ceremonial
part, and it's wonderful to see all those happy
faces coming across the stage at graduation. I
wanted to play a bigger role, be more hands-
Bob Lee's skills and UBC's need for him
as a volunteer were a perfect fit. In the years
after graduation, Bob built a strong real estate presence on the west coast of Canada and
the US, ultimately forming the extraordinari
ly successful Prospero Group.
To him, the job of Chancellor
is fairly straight forward. "There
were a number of things I wanted
to do as Chancellor," he says. "I
wanted to bring my business skill to
the university and use it in whatever way I could. At the same time, I
wanted to introduce some people in
the business world to the university,
people who might become donors."
He did both those things. As
chair ofthe UBC Real Estate Corporation, he was responsible for developing
Hampton Court in UBC's south campus area,
and, to date, that development has generated
over $60 million for the university endowment. As well, his contacts in the business
community have helped attract donations
from the likes of Peter Wall, David Lam and
the Chan Foundation.
"Hampton Place is an important project
for me. But I'm not leaving that just yet," he
says. He plans to stay on as chair of the real
estate corporation for another year to finish
off Hampton Court. "I hope one day that developments in the south campus will produce
a $1 billion endowment for the university.
That would go a long way to help make up
budgeting shortfalls on an annual basis."
Another aspect of the job of Chancellor
is, according to Bob Lee, to support the President and the mission statement ofthe university. He's a believer in David Strangway's vision of UBC.
"When David came here, UBC had suffered incredible budget cuts and was in pretty
bad shape. He said he wanted to make UBC
into a world class institution of research and
teaching. He's done that and more. He's
made sure UBC has stayed in the top four of
Canadian universities, and he's put us on the
map internationally."
Bob Lee has travelled with David
Strangway to branch events around the world.
"I went to Hong Kong last year with David.
We met with more than 250 grads, many of
whom consider Vancouver home. I've been
doing business in Asia for 30 years, and I
know a lot of people there. David's been travelling to Asia for UBC for only 8 or 9 years,
and he already knew most of the people I introduced him to, and he introduced me to
some people I've been wanting to meet for a
long time. He's done a great job of getting
support and recognition for UBC abroad."
It's important, too, he says, for a Chancellor to be a strong ambassador for
the university. "I've been around the
world, across the country and through
out this province," he says, "and where
ever I meet UBC grads I get the same sense
of interest, appreciation and support."
He also feels strongly about some ofthe
issues of the day that affect UBC. ^^
On the corporate university, he says, "^^^B
have to be realistic with all the budget cuts
going on at the federal and provincial level.
20      UBC Aiumni Chronicle, Spring, 1996 ^^khave to find other sources of income. Dav-
^rTias done an incredible job of fundraising,
and our real estate arm is doing well, but we
have no alternative but to look for funding
everywhere we can. We can develop some selective sponsorships with corporations just as
long as there are safeguards in place to protect the mission of the university."
On the move to offering places to full-
tuition foreign students, he says, "It's just another way of making sure UBC has the resources to maintain its mission. We have a
smaller percentage of foreign students at
UBC than almost any other university of this
size. By offering a small number of places on
a full tuition basis, we can expand the university without increasing our budget. Most people don't understand the issue of foreign students at UBC. These students aren't taking
seats that would otherwise go to local students. They're taking seats we wouldn't otherwise have at all."
On the highlights of being Chancellor,
he says, "Visiting Kamloops and Kelowna to
do the graduation ceremonies were highlights. So was the special ceremony we had
jj^fering the 50th anniversary of the Law facul-
^^We bestowed honorary degrees on 24 men
and women who began practising law in the
province before UBC granted law degrees.
That was a very moving ceremony. Also, visiting grads in Hong Kong was a special treat
for me. They are all so enthusiastic about
UBC. They feel their years here were time
well spent, and many of them have chosen
Canada as the place to do business."
On UBC in general, he says, "I believe in
UBC. I believe this university is doing great
things for British Columbia and is one of the
key reasons why our economy has remained
so strong during the 80s and 90s. But UBC is
a big part of my family's life, too. My wife
Lily, went here, and this is where we met. Our
four children, two daughters-in-law and one
son-in-law are all UBC graduates. That's nine
out of nine. Not bad, eh?"
On his plans for the future, he says, "Travel. Play more golf. Most of my business is run by
my four children, and they're doing a great job.
I want to finish Hampton Place, and I'm still on
a few boards and foundations, but mosdy I plan
to enjoy myself and my family."
For his successor, Bill Sauder, he has
some simple advice: "Make sure you have lots
of time."   «*
In the Fall issue of The Chronicle, we'll have a
profile on Bill Sauder, UBC's new Chancellor.
"I hope one day that
developments in the
south campus will
produce a $1 billion
endowment for the
A  the UBC 1   Ti 1
Annual rund
Class Act in Action
In 1992 the Pharmacy grad class
made an extraordinary promise —
to give money annually to UBC after they graduated. Of course, they
gave money annually to UBC during their student years, but that was
for their own tuition. This postgrad money would be for the tuition
of a student other than themselves.
True philanthropy? You bet! This
year the first Pharmacy student received a financial award from the
Class of '92 endowment.
Over Half a Million
$ for Class Projects
Seventeen faculties and schools repeat this act of philanthropy every
year, and have raised more than
$500,000 since Class Act began in
1992. Each class chooses to designate funds to student awards, computers, furniture or books. The
Class Act Appeal is an example of
philanthropy in action at UBC.
For More Class
If you are a recent alumnus who
pledged through Class Act as a
graduating student, you are part of
this success story. Please make sure
your project takes off by sending in
your pledge payments.
For information on your pledge
or your class project, contact Si-
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UBC Alumni Chronicle, Spring, 1996      21 by Zoe Landale
Dementia Americana by Keith Maillard
(Ronsdale, paper,
$ 10.95) won the prestigious Gerald Lampert
Award from the League
of Canadian Poets in
1995 for best first
book of poetry. Maillard
is the well-known author of seven novels.
The book is divided into three sections; "The
Intervention ofthe Duke: Poems Written in a
Time of War," "Fugitive Colours" and "Dementia
Americana." The first part is set in the time of
the Gulf War and mingles brooding on the
American psyche with limpid domestic images.
Writing about his daughters falling asleep,
Maillard writes "both kids have gone out like
small, grateful candles." This contrasts with lines
like:"...and American skies still bleed/ beauty
down over the puzzling flatness of North Dakota."
The second section deals with childhood and
innocence.The third section is the heart ofthe
book, an account ofthe strange
"trial ofthe century" in New York
where one man murdered another
over Evelyn Nesbit, described as
"the most exquisite human form I
ever saw." What led her to testify
against the man she loved for the
husband she despised?
Reading Maillard's poetry, a person might not notice it is neo-for-
malist, that is structured verse with
a looser rhyme and beat scheme
than a traditional formal sonnet. I
had the feeling that the writer was
in fact using the verse form to jump-
start his poems. Even away from the
novel form, he still tells a good story.
This has to be the only 94 page
book of poetry I have ever read in
one sitting.
does a dandy job of presenting his information in
readable way. It's meticulously researched—each
page has a liberal trimming of footnotes—so the
reader has the reassuring feeling that this is solid
stuff that's being presented.The character around
which the book is organized is George Drabble, a
surveyor who made a "scandalous departure
from England" in 1862 to come to the Comox
Valley. At the time, the British regarded it as the
remotest corner ofthe Empire.
Everyone loves a story. Mackie has made full
use of this fact, successfully bridging popular history and academia. Drabble's story and his guises
as farmer, superintendent of roads, trader, magistrate, and surveyor, illustrate the changes that
went on in pioneering West Coast society during
his lifetime.
Notable for its
honesty about the treatment Natives received—Mackie makes
the point that the "preemptions" of 160 acres
white individuals could
claim were bigger than
entire Indian reserves—
the book makes it clear
TheWilderness Profound:
Victorian Life on the Gulf of
Georgia by Richard Somerset
Mackie PhD'93 (Sono Nis, $ 19.95,
paper) is a fat history book about
European settlement of the Comox
Valley on Vancouver Island. I feared
the worst from its heft, but Mackie
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as people.They couldn't claim land and they wei
seen in a purely utilitarian context: that of labour.
A white man might be paid two dollars a day, a
Native man 50, while a Native woman rated 10
or the equivalent in potatoes.
Epigraphs, mainly poetry, at the beginning of
each chapter add to the reader's enjoyment.
Animate Objects by Alan Wilson MFA'90
(Turnstone, paper, $9.95) is a first book of poetry
from a man with degrees in physics and creative
writing.The jacket blurbs speak of his work as
"chill" and "minimalist." Some of these pared
down poems were short listed for the 1993 and
1994 CBC Literary Awards. A refreshing and unexpected humour can
come through the impersonal qualities of
Wilson's work.Take one
poem about politically
incorrect pronouns:
"You're not a
verb," it said, you can't
outrun them."   Though
fatigued, he heaved h^^k
small chest defiantly ^B^
out— "I represent all, not half of
The animate objects of the title
are all through the book; a shirt
abandoned on a clothesline, a newspaper that comes noisily to life,
lithium "lightest of metals/ on wing,
almost/ at the blacksmith's ear./ Use
me, it whispers/ your horses will fly."
As a reader, what I respond to is
the crisp particularity ofWilson's
work, the melding of science with
the dense language of poetry. A
poem like "Elemental," where the
writer runs through atomic elements
like characters, repays a second
reading.The words are so tight it's
easy not to give them enough time
or weight.
One of the reasons this writing
appears so detached is that recognizable human beings play very little
part in the poems.Things—a software manual, a display terminal—
assume more emotional importan
than the individuals displayed in vi
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uses short poems with tight lines but here, the
reader gets the sense the poet is doing all he can
to leash the tropical fecundity that insists on
rudely poking up everywhere.The writer can
only allow it into his eyes in small doses.These
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bananas like penises.
This is a book where dough "puffs like breath
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Jim Millar BA'26, BASc(MechEng)'27 is getting back into lawn
bowling, which, with housekeeping and a bit of gardening,
"keeps him out of trouble."
Heritage House Publishing Co. Ltd. of Surrey, BC recently published a book by Norman Hacking
BA'34, Prince Ships of Northern BC, Ships of
t/ie Grand Trunk Pacific and Canadian National Railways ... In the Fall 1995 Chronide
it was reported that Helen F. Hall is deceased. While that is true, Helen
(McCain) Hall DipSocWork'37 is living
in Guelph, Ontario, having moved there
in 1994 ... Clendon Osborn BSA'33
retired as manager from Coldstream
Ranch Ltd. He worked there from 1953
to 1974.
PhD'6l has retired from the IBM research division after the
completion of a long leave during which time he was Juan de
Oyarzabal Professor of Physics at the Metropolitan University
in Mexico City. He is now a research professor of chemistry at
Brigham Young University ... Earl Lund BASc(GvEng)'59 retired in June 1995 after 36 years of service as the chief highway
engineer for the BC Ministry ofTransportation and Highways ...
After working for 36 years on wheat and bread chemistry with
the Grain Research Laboratory, Canadian Grain Commission in
Winnipeg, Russell Tkachuk BA'54, MSc'56 retired and moved
back to BC with his wife Margaret (Cameron) BSN'56. He
plans to pursue birding and painting ...John Woodworth
BArch'52 received the Gabrielle Leger Award, Heritage Canada's highest award, presented to individuals who have made an
outstanding contribution to the conservation of Canada's heritage. He is retired from the architectural profession and works
as a full time volunteer in acquisition of significant lands and
heritage conservation projects. During his career, he design^
the original Okanagan College Kelowna campus, Kelowna (
Hall and the Banff Centre Eric Harvey Theatre. He is married
to Nancy Bruce BA'41.
After 35 years of teaching, Ruth Ann (Senz) Darnall BEd'60
retired in June 1995. Husband Bob Darnall BAScfForEng)'5 /
continues to farm.The Darnalls plan to stay on their farm
north of Fort St. John, BC ... Chris Davies BSF64 has been
John Redford BA'49 received the Recognition Award for Distinguished Clinicians of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.These
awards honour physiatrists who have
achieved distinction through scholarly
teaching and outstanding performance in
patient care activities.
Knute Buttedahl BCom'50, MA'63 has
returned to consulting in Vancouver after spending five years working in Ottawa on international development
projects in China, India and SEAsia ...
Kenneth Gordon AMSc(£/ec£ng)'66
has retired from Digital Equipment in
the US. He and his wife Lynn now favour
an aerie overlooking the Straits of Georgia from the Vancouver Island side. From
there, he consults, writes software and
articles and telecommutes over the
Internet... Douglas Henderson BA'56,
Dr. John Diggens,
President David
Strangway is
pleased to
announce the
appointment of
the following
Wesbrook Society
Council members.
Founded in 1981, the Wesbrook Society helps the
University of British Columbia continue with the
proud tradition and commitment to excellence in
research and higher education.
The Wesbrook Society Council formalizes and
develops the demonstrated interest and involvement
of the community and business leaders with the
William Sauder,
Chairman and CEO
Sauder Industries
Brenda McLean,
The McLean Group
David Crombie,
Chairman and CEO
Rayrock Yellowknife
Resources Inc.
Martin Glynn,
Executive Vice-President
Hongkong Bank of
Martin Zlotnik,
Zlotnik, Lamb &
24      UBC Alumni Chronicle, spring 1996 CLASSACTS
reappointed for a further three-year term to the external advi-
tboard of the Faculty of Business Admlnstration at Simon
Ber University... Edward Donaldson PhD'64 received the
Thomas W. Eadie Medal from the Royal Society of CanadaThis
award recognizes major contributions in any field of engineering or applied sciences. His work has been in development of
biotechnologies for the control of sex differentiation in salmon
... Constantine Gletsos PhO'68 has been working for the
pharmaceutical firm Wyeth-Ayent Research in New York for
28 years. He won his company's highest award in 1993,Wife
Helen (Kerr) BA'65 is a homemaker and received her associate BA degree (cum faude) in 1988.The couple have four children who range in age from 16 to 26 ...John Hannah
8ASc(Civ£ng)'6 /, the former president of Minera Escondida
Ltda. (the largest privately owned copper mine in the world) in
Chile, has won a prestigious medal from the Chilean government for his services to the mining industry. He has moved to
Australia,where he is head of BHP Coal ...James Hylands
BASc(Geo£ng)'66 has been working as project manager of
Buyanhulu Gold Property inTanzania since August 1994. He
returned for the Hay 1995 graduation of his son Michael
Hylands BASc(MechEng)'95 from UBC. He spent Christmas in
Capetown, South Africa with his wife Anne ...A new building on
the UBC campus is named after Gerald McGavin BCom'60.A
businessman, he served as chair of the Alumni Fund, as a member of the leadership committee of UBC's World of Opportunity Campaign and as a founding member of the advisory council for the Faculty of Commerce ... Douglas Rae BA'67 is the
recipient of the title of Queen's Counsel... Murray Whetter
BASc(/V1echEng)"64 has moved back to BC.
Thomas Beasley BA'75 and Victoria Donoghue MLS'92
had a son,Alexander, born to them on December 25,1993 in
Vancouver... Gregory Bowden LLB'70 received the title
Queen's Counsel... Susan Cawsey BSW76, MSW'83 was
appointed the to the board of Okanagan University College in
November 1995 ... Dan Cornejo MA'75 won the 1995 Crit-
ics'Travel Grant from the Center for Arts Criticism. He will
study urban neighbourhood development in Guadalajara,
Mexico. He is a city planner in Minneapolis and is interested in
how the"latinization" of American cities may affect approaches
to city planning... Eileen Currie MBA'85 left a promising career with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce 5/j years
ago to travel and raise a family. She works part time to support
her hobbies and teach quilting... David Ferguson BSc'79,
MBA'82 lives in Bermuda, where he is runs an offshore real
estate merchant bank... In addition to a collection of railroad
verse, William Gee BEd'72 has completed (and is marketing)
a trilogy of videos of racing at the Westwood Sportscar track
in Coquitlam, BC during the sixties (when he raced a Cooper
Climax sports racing car) ...John Henderson BEd'72 survived
the latest CBC cuts and is into his eighth year as a radio
sportscaster in Calgary. His wife Betty Ann (White) BSc'73
«ed a PhD at the University of Calgary and helps run the
tion control department at Calgary General Hospital ...
Masako Graham MA'79 is an assistant professor in the department of modern languages atVillanova University in Penn-
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sylvania ... In November 1995 Ian Jacobs BA$c(CivEng)'77 left
Shell Canada after seventeen years to join Shaw Communications as vice president marketing... Lyall Knott BCom'61,
LLB'72 was the honorary patron ofTimmy's Christmas Telethon
of 1995. He is a senior partner in the Vancouver law firm of
Clark,Wilson. He holds many volunteer positions in the community and sits on the boards of various government and business organizations. He is also the honorary consul ofTunisia...
Ted Lipman BA'75 is Canada's new consul general to Shanghai. He worked for the federal government for 19 years, including as deputy director for China in the department of foreign
affairs and international trade in Ottawa since 1992 ... In the fall
of 1995, Irene Martin MLS'75 had her book. Legacy andTesta-
ment, the Story of Columbia River Gillnetters (published in 1994 by
Washington State University Press) reprinted ...Gail McBride
BSc(Agr)'77, MBA'77, director of the Agrifood Branch of BC
Trade, visited London in October to update herself on market
trends and consumer preferences in the UK and other European markets. In her itinerary were meetings with food, wine
and beverage importers and distributors ...Mary McGrath
LLB'74 is the recipient of the title of Queen's Counsel...
Roxanne Milavsky BSc'79 and Tim Osier BSc'76 had a
daughter, Callie Sloane.on October 4,1995. She is a little sister
for Riley Jake ... Karen Nordlinger LLB'74 is the new treasurer of the Law Society of BC.The treasurer is the senior
Bencher (director) and the chief elected officer ofthe society.
She has served on many society committees over the years and
was named to Queen's Counsel... Kenneth Pickering
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BASc(MinEng)'71 is president of Miners Escondida Ltda. in
Chile. He and John Hannah (see '60s) were the pioneers ofthis
mining project... Frances Pohl BA'77, MA'80 has published
her third book,/n the Eye ofthe Storm:AnArt of Conscience,
1930-1970 (PomegranateArtbooks, 1995) ...Sonia
Rabeneck MSc'76 received her PhD from Cornell University
in 1982. She is the senior nutrition advisor at the Canadian
International DevelopmentAgency.She designs programs
aimed at eliminating iodine and vitamin A deficiencies ... Lynn
Smith LLB'73, dean of the UBC's law faculty, is the new chair
of the Law Foundation of BC... Belinda (Slobin) Solomon
BMus'78 received her MA in music from CWRU (Cleveland) in
' 1983. She lived in New York for ten years and returned to
Cleveland in 1993 with her husband and five sons. She is still
singing and teaching ... Ken Spencer PhD'7l has stepped
down as CEO of Creo Products Inc., a company he has nurtured since its startup in 1983. He and his wife Judy Gale
BA'62 are going to fulfil a longtime dream and go on a 'round-
the-world bicycling tour with their I I-year-old son Wylie. Ken
won the William ThompsonAward from the BCTechnology
Association for his work at Creo and contributions as an educator and mentor ... Per Suneby BASc(BecEng)'75 lives in Massachusetts, where he is general manager of Multimedia and
Router Products in Motorola Information Systems Group. He
and his wife Elizabeth are expecting their second child ... H.
Cooke Sunoo MA'72 is the project manager for the Wilshire
Center-Koreatown Recovery Redevelopment Project in Los
Angeles.The project, which is a 30-year plan, encompasses
2,817 acres south of the Santa Monica freeway ... Derek
Swain BA'70, MPE'77, EdD'90 has returned to Vancouver and
resumed his career with the Vancouver School Board as a
counsellor at Prince ofWales secondary school. He is also in
private practice as a registered psychologist... AnibalValente
BASc(CivEng)'79 is the district manager of Saskatchewan operations of PCL Construction Management Ltd. He will be based
in Regina...
tO DV_
Andrea Brooks BEd'82 lives inAnchorage,Alaska.She and
husband Gavin have three children, 114 to six years. Andrea
taught English and cross cultural studies in Japan and Indonesia
from 1984 to 1994. She was married in Irian Jaya in 1988 ...
Karen (Lee) BA'84, MLS'86 and David Charlebois BCom'86
are proud parents of Marc Ian, born on December 3,1995.
Dave works for the Royal Bank Financial Group inVictoria and
Karen is on leave from the Vancouver Public Library ... David
Chu BASc(MechEng)'89 earned his professional engineering
designation in California, where he works for a fan manufacturer ... Catherine Corrigan BCom'88 is the supply officer on
board the Navy's newest Halifax City Class Frigate, HMCS
Charlottetown. She lives with her husband John in Halifax ...
Douglas Dyer BASc(ChemEng)'82 works for a California company trading derivatives. He is married to Stella and they have
lived in Calgary, Denver, Houston and Omaha, Dallas, San Francisco and, now, in Los Angeles ... Katie Eliot BA'80 lives in
Langley, BC, helping her musician/singer fiance Tim Lawson with
writing, producing and general administration of his projects.
She is enjoying the change to a rural lifestyle... Jo-Anne
Falkiner BA'83 and Gordon MacKay BSc'88 returned to BC_
after eight years in the Yukon, so Gord could take a job witl
the BC Ministry of Mines in Cranbrook.Jo-Anne is home v
their three boys, aged one to five years ... Michael Fenwick
BA'83 relocated with IBM Canada to Markham, Ontario in the
fall of 1995 as a business process reengineering specialist...
Avid Fiello BMus'83 and Karen (Stewart) BA'85 have two
young sons. Karen teaches part time for School District #61
and is a marker/instructor for the regional distance education
school. David is the director of the career preparation jazz
studies program for School District#61 ...Warren Freschuk
BA'87 and Donna McCulloch are pleased to announce the
birth of their first child, Olivia, born on October 4,1995 ...Jim
Hargrove BASc(ElecEng)'8l and his wife Darlene (Gartner)
BEd'79 live in Delta, BC. In 1994, after six years as co-founder
and vice president of Compu Nov Systems, Jim became majority owner and president of Analytic Systems, which designs and
manufactures power conversion products for the marine industrial, automotive and alternative energy markets ... Shannon Harvey BRE'80 has worked since 1980 for the City of
Surrey. She is with the human resources department as the
manager, employment and organizational learning. She continued her education after UBC to earn a diploma in administrative management and an MBA... Wanny (Wong) Hershey
BEd'84 and her husband Mason have three children from the
ages of two to ten years.Wanny is a principal at a middle
school in southern California ... Susan Hollingshead
8ASc(Geo£ng)'85 married Derek Crane in October 1995, and
they bought a house beside a creek in North Vancouver. She
said that as a geological engineer she should know better! After
six years with Klohn-Crippen Consultants as a geotechnic
engineer, she is serving a term appointment as the company!
quality coordinator ... Deborah Irwin BCom'86 and David
Hopaluk BCom'89 moved back to BC from Winnipeg in October 1995. Deborah works for the Office of theAuditor General. David is doing transportation and safety consulting work.
The couple had their first child in March 1995, Courtney
Nicole... Michael Izzotti BSc(Pharm)'84 has been elected to
the board of directors of Pharmacists for Life International...
Marian Lacey MA'88 and Bill Nelson PhD'89 adopted a child
from China in April 1995.They called her Lacey Lingsi Nelson.
They all moved to Pennsylvania in May 1995 after four years in
the Bay Area in California ... Earl Manning BSc'83 is the executive director ofthe Restaurant and Food ServicesAssocia-
tion of BC and the Yukon ...Alex Marazzi MD'89 and wife
Nancy are proud new parents of daughter Mikayla Alexis, born
on November 2,1995 in Orillia, Ontario ... Sandra (York)
Miniaci BA'82 was married in August 1995 ... Patricia (Klit)
McLaren BASc(CivEng)'82 and husband Frank are new parents
to Courtney Nicole, born in March 1995. Patti is taking extended parental leave from her job as a construction site superintendent with Ellis Don Construction inToronto ...
Jennifer (Gregory) MacLean BASc(BioRes£ng|'85 and Terry
MacLean BASc(A1in£ng)7J are moving to the Yukon with their
three boys.They are working for Anvil Range, a lead/zinc mine
in Faro.They would love to see any old friends that just happen
to be in the Yukon ...After travelling and teaching overseas, Lisa
Minovitz BA'82 earned a master's degree inTESOLShe works
as academic coordinator at Interlink, an intensive English program, at Indiana State University... David Morrison BA'89 .
obtained his LLB from the University ofVictoria in 1993. He*
conducting a general litigation practice in Quesnel, BC...
Michele (Sanders) O'Flynn BA'89, MA'9I lives in White
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Rock with her husband John. She is a busy mother of two, with
Matthias aged three and an infant Kristy, who joined the family
through adoption ... Eddy Olson BEd'84 is teaching graphic
design and technology at Sir Winston Churchill secondary
school in Vancouver. He is also an exhibiting artist in many local
galleries „. David Pearson BSc'83, MD'87 and his wife
Marilee (Taylor) BSc'85 have moved toVictoria. David joined
the gastroenterology group and is enjoying private practice.
Marilee works part time at the office and looks after their four
children ... Bill Pike MFA'82 will have an exhibition of his paintings at Green College, Oxford University, England from July 22-
August 3,1996 ... Megan (Watts) Pratt BCom'84 and husband Mark welcomed new baby boy David Andrew to their
family, a brother for seven-year-old Christopher. David was
born on November 23,1995 inVictoria ... Sue (Haering)
Rudd BSN'83 married Dale Rudd in June l995.Their daughter
Amber Susanne was born in March 1994. Sue is still a nurse in
charge of a ten bed hospital in Watson Lake .Yukon ... Barbara
(Jordan) Schmidt BCom'85 and her husband Karl had their
second boy in February 1995. Matthew is the ideal playmate for
Michael. Both Barb and Karl work for Jordan Development
Corporation Ltd.... Linda Smeins PhD'89t a specialist in 19th  ..
century art history and architecture, is the acting dean ofWest-
ern Washington University's College of Fine and Performing
Arts for the 1995-96 academic year. She had been chair of the
art department since fall 1993 ... J arm a Sytvest LLB'88 practises law part time as special counsel on First Nation taxation
beals.and opened a new business, Womyns Ware, with a
tner in Vancouver. It's the first sex toy store for women in
Canada... Colleen (Carney)Terpsma BEd'85 and husband
David have two children. She is a teacher-on-call for the Delta
UBC Alumni Chronicle, spring 1996      27 CLASSACTS
School DistrictThey also have a dairy farm in East Delta ... On
May 4,1995 JimThompson BCom'82 and his wife Margaret
are parents of a baby girl. Jim is president of his own company,
GlaCierWater Products Ltd. which installs water purification
vending equipment across North America ... Derek
Thorkelson BSc'83, MSc'86 and wife Sherry leftWhitehorse in
August 1995 after he accepted a new job at Simon Fraser University as an assistant professor... RkkWadsworth BCom'89
is a freelance copywriter working in the corporate communications sector of the marketing and advertising industry. He does
a lot of technical writing for software development... Ainslie
Winter BA'87 is the regional brokerage manager for
Crownlife of BC, her area of expertise being disability insur-
ance.After graduating.Ainstee was chosen by the Japanese government for their Japanese Exchange Training Program and
worked and lived in Okinawa for two years before returning
and marrying Patrick Mullin ... Ken Wou BSc(Pharm)'84 and his
wife Gayle have decided to plant their roots in Kamloops with
their three children. Ken is the director of pharmacy services
at Royal Inland Hospital... Allen Wu DMD'88 lives in Boston,
Massachusetts and is a first year resident in endodontics at
Boston University School of Medicine. He will return to Vancouver in July 1997 ...After earning his DDS from Lorna Linda
University, VictorYeung BSc'88 moved back to BC and has
started his dental practice near Point Grey ... Mohammad
Zafer LLM'84 has been in many places since graduating from
UBC: India, Malaysia, New Zealand, and now he is in Australia.
KianAbouhossein BCom'95 lives in London, UK, and works
for HSBC Asset Management Europe as a fund manager for the
continental European equity team ... Mark Anderson BSc'90 is
a software designer in medical imaging at ISGTechnologies Inc.
inToronto ...John Berges PhD'94 has accepted a faculty position in aquatic environmental biology at Queen's University in
Belfast, Ireland ... Erin (Blaney) BA'92, BEd'94 and John
Burke BA'82 live in Westbank, BC. John is the international
trade finance specialist for Western StarTrucks in Kelowna.
Erin has been working for the Surrey School Board and hopes
to join the Central Okanagan School Board ...Jorge Chacon
MBA'93 was hired under the "young talents" program of Ciba-
Geigy.a major international pharmaceutical company, in Peru.
He will work initially in the finance division ... Lisa Chen-
Fang Chao BSc'90 has completed her PhD in chemistry at
McMaster University in June 1995 ... Kathy Cousins BSc'9l
graduated with an MSc from Simon Fraser University and
works as a tuna physiologist for the Relagie Fisheries Research
project in Hawaii... Robert Gray BA'92 spent the last two
years living in Boston while studying Chinese history and language at Harvard University. He received his MA in June 1995
and is moving to China for a year before beginning his PhD
studies ... Steinunn Hauksdottir MSc'95 and Jon Bjorn had a
son, Haukur, born on October 28,1995 ... Shannon
Higginson BA'94 started working on his law degree at the
University ofVictoria in September 1995... Paul Hitchens
BCom'92 is a Japanese equities manager with BaringsAsset
Management in London, UK. He was the only candidate accepted for the executive management training program ...
Stephen Hughes BASc(MechEng)'90 moved back to BC from
Alberta and works as a project engineer on the paper machines at the Fletcher-Challenge Elk Falls mill in Campbell
River ...Jack Lee BA'93 moved to Beijing in January 1995. He
works for the Beijing representative office of a Japanese trading
house, Okura & Co. Ltd.... Andrew Lynn BSc'90 married
Corina Lynn in July 1994.They are expecting their first child in
Jury 1996 ... Lesley McKnight BA'92 is back in Vancouver after a year in England ... Richard Niedermayer LLB'94 has
completed his articles at Cox Downie in Halifax and works as
an associate with that firm ... Scott Penner BASc(Engi°hys/94
is registered in the PhD program in optical physics at the University of Arizona ... Scott Richardson MSc'93 is happy and
healthy and living in Vernon, BC ... Sue (Johnson) Robinson
BCom'90 got married in September 1995 and started a new
position as census area manager for Statistics Canada in November of the same year ... Pamela Rooney BA'92 and
Dugal Smith BA'92 were married in September 1995. She is
an account manager for Adia Personnel Services, and he works
in investor services at Altamira.The couple lives inToronto ...
Julius Stieger BASc(MinEng)'95 is a metallurgical engineer-in-
training for Placer Dome Canada-Endalko Mines Division ...
KathrynTanaka BSc(Agr)'93 works in downtown Vancouver
with Nesbitt Burns Inc. as an investment advisor ...Jenny
Terrio-Baturin BSc(PT)'9l Is at theTrail Regional Hospital,
but will be moving to Pine Falls, Manitoba in July, where she will
work at a small local hospital... Nik von Schulmann BFA'9I
is the head stage lighting electrician at the New Ford Centre of
PerformingArts in Vancouver, currently showing Showboat ...
CharleneWall BSc'92 and Craig Statham BA'92, BEd'94
were married in August 1995, exactly four years after meeting
at the classical studies "lunt" expedition in England. Craig i:
teaching elementary school now in Richmond and Chariene
a cytotechnologlst at the BC Cancer Agency inVancouver...
Gary Ka Lai Wong BSc'94 works as a research assistant for
the Chinese University of Hong KongThe project he works on
concerns the effect of urbanization on fluvial channels...
Rudolf Zerr BASc(E/ecEng)'93 and Krista Hansen BA'92 will
marry in June 1996. Rudy works for the Office of the Fire
Commissioner of Canada inVancouver. Krista has finished her
diploma in interior design at Kwantlen College.
In Memoriam
GeorgeA.ArmstrongBASc(E/ec£ng)'50on December 19,
1995, inVictoria. He was a WWII veteran, joining the RCAF in
Vancouver. He served with the RAF in England.After graduation, he worked at CFHQ in Ottawa and moved to Victoria in
1974... Harold E. Ball BEd'64 on December 4,1995. Harold
taught at Edith Cavell and Point Grey schools. He was certified
with the Royal Conservatory of Music and founded three choral groups: the Oliver Choral Society, the Point Grey Chorale
and the Renaissance Singers ...Lisa Jean (Anderson)
Beaton BA'77 on September 3,1995, after a courageous battle
with cancer. She lived in southern California after studying architecture in San Francisco and New York She was known for
her compassionate nature and sense of style and taste ... Irene
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(Christmas) Bourassa BSc(Agr)'30 on January 6,1995. Rene
.j^^A well-known judge of working-class dogs in North
^fflerica.She raised Harlequin Great Danes for sixty years on
her country estate in Cloverdale... Frederick J. Brand BA'24
on September 17, 1995 in Reading, England. He taught mathematics at UBC as an associate professor before enlisting in
the RCAF, where he helped to organize and instruct an empire
air training program. He served in Europe with Allied Military
Government Cultural Relations Group, and afterwards, stayed
in England and taught school until his retirement... Dorothy
(Ingram) Carey BA'30 on August 23,1995. She started her
career as a teacher before earning her degree at UBC, after
which she went into nursing. For many years she devoted her
life to her husband and four children, but then returned to
nursing which she loved. She and her husband shared a life of
travelling, music and helping others... Tim Collins BA'42,
MA'43,PhD'50 in Washington State.Tim was UBC's first PhD
candidate. He worked at Fermilab, a giant accelerator, in Washington ... Gerald Cross LLB'48 on November 2,1995.A member of the first graduating class of UBC's law school, he spent
most of his professional life as legislative counsel. He was a
deputy provincial secretary at the time of his retirement at 58,
which he spent enjoying his boat and his motor home...
Derrel K. Dixon BSc'64 on November 14,1995. Derrel was a
respected figure in theWestern Canadian geochemical and
analytical laboratory industries. He passed on a wealth of
knowledge, the key to which he firmly believed was a sound
education combined with apprenticeship and experience...
Terence Garner BA'49 on January 6,1996. He left his studying temporarily to enlist in the RCAF duringWWII.and after
•Lation, became a broadcaster in Victoria,Vancouver, Hamil-
and Montreal. He was the first editor of Q MagazineiA
Guide to Entertainment and the Arts and was a columnist for
Vancouver Life. In later life, he wrote for the Knowledge Network and directed video productions ...John K. Halley
6AScfM/n£ng)'32 on October 11,1995.John surveyed much of
BC during the 1920s and '30s, working as a mining engineer
throughout BC and the Yukon. He loved classical history and
Saltspring Island, his birthplace ...Jean M.(Lowrie) Halse
BA'3 7 on December 12,1995 ... Douglas Hayward BCom'71
on February 3,1996 in Kelowna, after a lengthy illness. He
leaves his wife Helen (McTurk) BA'48 of Penticton, two
daughters and six grandchildren ...Wilson Henderson
BSc(Agr)'32,MSA'4l on November 17,1995. A veterinary doctor, he was an assistant professor at Washington State University before moving to Purdue University where he eventually
became the head ofthe animal disease diagnostic laboratory.
He came back to Canada, working for Agriculture Canada as
associate director of the Animal Pathology Division, retiring as
acting director of the Vancouver laboratory... Dorothy
Ladner BASc(Nurs)'44 on January 19,1996. She earned her
master's degree in public health from the University of Pittsburgh in 1965. In WWII she was a medical nurse in the RCAF,
then a public health nurse throughout BCAs a public health
nurse, one of Dorothy's principal concerns was children's
health. She was an active member ofthe Religious Society of
Friends (Quakers) ...The Reverend George Lang BA'33 on
August 14,1995. He ministered during his student years to
First Nations People in the Yukon. He served in many places
| graduation: Calgary, Strathmore, Okatoks, Red Deer, Ed-
nton.Victoria, Nelson, Regina, Fort St John.Vanderhoof,
Nanaimo and Lantzville ...Geraldine (Homfray) Langton
BASc(Nurs/3/ on November 5,1995, in North Vancouver.
Gerry received her MA in education from Peabody College in
Tennessee in 1939 and worked in the public health field both in
Chilliwack as a school nurse and in Duncan, as supervisor of
the Cowichan Health Centre. She was an instructor in public
health nursing at UBC's Department off Nursing from 1940-42
... Ronald H. Lowe BA'31, MA'38 on October 15,1995. He
served overseas during WWII, having taught at Trail High
School beforehand. He worked with the Department ofVeter-
ans'Affairs after WWII. He continued his career with the Defence Research Board in Ottawa before retiring to Victoria
where he devoted himself to his gardening... Dennis
McDonald BSF'51 on July 23, 1995. He was a veteran ofWWII
who, following positions with several companies, worked with
the Ministry of Forests for thirty years. He was instrumental in
developing the Air Patrol and Aerial Tanker programs for forest
fire prevention now in place in BC ... Barry J. McHugh
BCom'50 on October 23,1995.A successful businessman in
Alberta's oil and gas industry, he was very proud to have been a
graduate of UBC ...James D. McLeod BASc(CivEng)'39 on
December 19,1995, in Abbotsford at Menno Extendicare Hospital, where he had been a patient for thirteen months ...The
Reverend Gerald McMechan BA'51 on October 14,1995 in
Victoria. He joined the RCAF during WWII, serving in England
and Canada. He was a minister for the United Church in BC
and Ontario, after obtaining his BC at Union College ...The
Reverend Ernest R. McMinn BA'49, BASc(GvEng)'S0 on December 1, 1995. He worked on the fishing boats and lumber
mills as a young man, having grown up in the AlberniValley and
William Head near Metchosin in BC. He became interested in
surveying during his stint in the Engineers duringWWII. At
retirement he was director of surveys for the province, and
during his career he used many innovative techniques such as
tower building, the use of helicopters and air photography...
Andrew McMoriand BA'57 on January 6, l996.After serving
in the RCAF during the War, he earned his degree from UBC
and then his MA from the University ofVictoria. He taught
school and was a principal at elementary schools in districts 61,
65 and 66 from 1947-82 ... Thomas E. McNary BCom'49 on
September 1,1995, of cancer ...Harold Moorhead
BASc(MechEng)'33 July 19,1995 inVancouver. He enjoyed his
engineering career in the pulp and paper industry and shared
his knowledge with others all over the world. He spent his
retirement consulting, travelling, playing golf, swimming and enjoying his grandchildren ...John C. Moore BA'40, BCom'40 on
November 16, 1995 in Richmond, BC, at the age of 80 ... Mona
Ruth Morley BA'43 on January 24,1996. Mona was also a
graduate ofthe University ofToronto Library School and was
an active member of her church ... Margaret (Rodger)
Nygard BA'44 on November 5,1995. Born in India, Margaret
was educated there and the UK before coming to Canada in
1941 .After settling in the southern US with her husband
Holger, she became a strong advocate for the preservation of
the environment. She believed that the best way to protect the
environment was through buying land, in that way saving it
from developers. She raised enough funds to purchase land in
the Eno River Valley in North Carolina ...Grace (Holding)
Pelletier BEd'59 on December 6,1995, in a fatal automobile
accident... Mary Ross Reid BA'49 She was a teacher and librarian in Richmond before retiring to White Rock... Kenna
C.(MacDonald) Rowland BA'26 on February 10,1995. She
taught high school inVernon,BC,then moved to Penticton in
1939, where she was founder and first president of its Junior
Hospital Auxiliary. She gave life-long support and active service
to many Okanagan arts groups and charities ... Alexander
Smith BA'32, MA'33 on January 19,1996. He taught school
before he obtained his degree, and went on to pursue his interest in geology, earning a doctorate from the California Institute
ofTechnology. He moved to Galiano Island when he retired in
1970. He was given a life membership in the Association of
Professional Engineers at a special ceremony on Saltspring Island in 1977 ... Ruth E. (Irvine) Spock BA'33 in June 1994.
She lived in Texas, but always appreciated receiving the Chronicle
and news about BC ... ElizabethTuckey BA'38, Dip Soc Work'40,
MSWS8 on January 14,1996. She studied at the University of
Oregon and had a long career as a social worker inVancouver.
She was active in many organizations, including the University
Women's Club... Harold L.Warner BCom'42 on December
28,1995 ...JohnWong BA'52,MD'56 on November 16,1995
inVictoria. He graduated from McGill University in otolaryngol-
ogy.and he practised otology inVictoria for almost 30 years.
He was a surgeon and physician who treated his patients with a
high standard of care and a gentle manner. He had many interests outside his profession, but he will be best remembered for
his photography... Maurice Wright BA'38, BASc(ChemEng)'38
on March 30,1995. Right after graduating he began working for
Cominco in Trail and continued with that company for almost
all of his working life. DuringWWII he was involved with the
manufacture of heavy water in Trail, and that was connected to
the Manhattan Project. He earned a PhD from Princeton in
1952. He retired in 1981 after having worked at Cominco's
research laboratory in Clarkson, Ontario for several years.
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