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Martha Piper Has Big Plans for UBC
Martha Piper brings new passion to UBC. She wants to use the
strengths ofthe university to bring that passion to faculty, students
and alumni. by Chris Petty
Interdisciplinarity: It's the Future
The days of faculty fiefdoms are over. Education, law, biology,
chemistry, sociology, history, economics, et. al, working together
on the same projects. by Deanna Mcl^eod
Belkin Blooms
The university's world-class gallery space, the Helen and
Morris Belkin Art Gallery is changing the study, practice and
appreciation of art on campus,     by Shari Ackerman
UBC's Archives Come of Age
The days of dusty searches for clues to the past are over. The
Archives are vibrant and alive and using today's technology to
mine yesterday's gold. by Christopher Hives
Haig Farris' Column
Class Acts
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The UBC Alumni Chronicle is published 3 times annually by the UBC Alumni Association, 6251 Cecil Green Park Rood, Vancouver, B.C., V6T IZI. It is distributed free to
all graduates of UBC. Member, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, and the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education. CELEBRATING ACHIEVEMENTS
From March of 1985 to May of 1987, Rick Hansen travelled
more than 40,000 km by wheelchair, through 34 countries on
four continents, facing blinding snow, oppressive heat, rugged
mountains and agonizing headwinds. Rick Hansen's efforts,
and those of his Man in Motion support team, raised $24
million for the support of spinal cord injury research, rehabilitation and wheelchair sport.
Rick Hansen's remarkable journey captured the hearts of millions of
Canadians and others around the world. And today, his actions continue to
motivate us to overcome obstacles. In recognition ofthe inspiration Rick has
been to so many people, and to mark the tenth anniversary of his triumphant
return to Vancouver, Orca Bay Sports & Entertainment has established a
public plaza in his name at General Motors Place in Vancouver.
The plaza is a unique and inviting space, with a statue commemorating Rick's
valiant efforts serving as its focal point. As the neighbourhood around
General Motors Place grows over the years, the plaza will serve as a special
place where individuals can go to find inspiration in Rick's journey, and to
apply its lessons to life's daily challenges.
The plaza's design was a co-operative initiative of three Vancouver artists.
Accomplished sculptor Bill Koochin created the granite sculpture. An
elaborate mural of ceramic tiles by noted artist Blake WiUiams tells the tale
of Rick's journey, conveying a sense ofthe emotional as well as the physical
obstacles that Rick faced every day- Landscape architect Illarion Gallant
completed the overall landscape design.
Aunique opportunity exists for individuals to be part ofthe commemoration
of Rkk's journey and this plaza. Incorporated into the design ofthe mural
is space for \ ,800, 4" by 2" ceramic tiles to be inscribed with donors' names
or that of their child, grandchild, parent, partner or friend. The ceramic
donor tiles are available for 3100 each. All monies raised will go towards
funding the creation ofthe plaza and additional funds will be donated to the
Orca Bay Community Foundation. A pledge form {see right) is attached for
your convenience.
Orca Bay Sports & Entertainment is extremely pleased to be undertaking this initiative to recognize Rick. The Orca Bay Community
Foundation, of which Rick Hansen is chairman, has a mandate to
support local community groups and projects through special events,
joint fundraising projects and the volunteer efforts of Orca Bay
Rick assumes this volunteer role in addition to his regular work with the
Rick Hansen Institute. Established in 1997 at The University of British
Columbia, the Institute brings together a number of founding entities
under one shared vision: to remove barriers that limit people with
disabilities from reaching their full potential. The mission ofthe Institute
is to provide leadership and to support the deliver) of initiatives in the
field of disability, with a special focus on the area of spinal cord injury.
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A New President for a
New University
The installation of a new president doesn't make much difference to the day-to-day workings of a university. Students still go
to lectures, cram for exams and get by on far too little money.
Chances are a good portion of them aren't even aware that David
Strangway is gone and Martha Piper has
arrived. Faculty still prepare classes, write
research papers and play the politics of
academia. Staff still maintain the institutional machinery, give support where
needed and keep an eye on the postings
for the chance of a step up.
University presidents, like a prime
ministers, are direction-setters, not line-
workers: they typically set policy that is put
in place by others farther down the chain.
Still, in the long run, a university president can have a huge impact on the institution all the way from the classroom to the boardroom. David
Strangway was such a president. Like him or not, the university he
came to in 1985 is vastly different from the one Martha Piper becomes
president of, officially, on September 25th. In many ways, Strangway
rebuilt it.
When I was growing up in Nelson, the Catholic church we attended got too small to fit all the faithful. Somewhere in the mysterious
workings ofthe Catholic hierarchy, it was decided to build a new one. A
new priest arrived at our church whose job it was to organize and complete the construction. He wasn't as interested in preaching as other
priests we'd seen: he didn't always give sermons on Sundays, and when
he gave one, it was short and to the point. He wasn't strong on parish
work, either. He left the Catholic young people's group in the hands of
the nuns. But he was a firecracker when it came to getting that church
built. His forte wasn't canon law or counselling. It was construction contracting. He spent every spare second on site with the masons, plumbers or carpenters. He built a magnificent church, and then left, off to
the next project. Our next parish priest stood on the spanking new
altar and served up homilies like pancakes at a Rotarian breakfast.
Martha Piper inherited, virtually, a new university. Our healthy
endowment, raft of new buildings and burgeoning sense of academic
strength are in striking contrast to the gloom that permeated UBC in
1985. And it appears that Martha Piper is exactly the right person to
capitalize on UBC's fresh perspective. Her energy and commitment are
infectious. She knows she needs to work on re-building the enthusiasm
of students, faculty and staff at UBC, and it's the kind of work she does
best. She shared her own enthusiasm with a gathering of 5,000 people
at Imagine UBC, a celebration held on September 2 to welcome students
to the university, and electrified the crowd.
So while students, faculty and staff go on about their business, they
might be oblivious to the incremental changes underway. But not for
long. Martha Piper has big plans for UBC.
Third Annual
Alumni Achievement
Sports Hall of Fame
Dinner Dfic
... in support of UBC
student scholarships
Special Guest Speaker
Martha Piper, UBC President
Thursday, October 23
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Live Auction
of bookings for two on the spectacular
Journey ofthe Czars Cruise
$1,000 table of 8
$125 individual
GST included
Tax receipts will be issued
For more information contact
UBC Alumni Association,
Tel: (604) 822-3313
Don't miss the best Alumni and
Athletics event of the year!
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1997 5 Message from
the President
This year's Alumni Awards
Dinner on October 23
promises to be a big success. Get your tickets early! First
come, first served. Our Homecoming celebrations (see the centre spread ofthis magazine) will
take place on Saturday, October
18. I encourage you tojoin us
and see an amazing and exciting
new UBC, starting with the incomparable Chan Centre for the
Performing Arts.
Next year I am hopeful that
our alumni dinner celebrations
will be live on the World Wide
Web. Watch for it!
I have had an opportunity to
meet with UBC's new president,
Dr. Martha Piper. She has tons of
energy and great people skills. I
have every confidence she will
provide dynamic leadership and
vision as UBC heads to the next
millennium. She has a clear understanding ofthe value and importance of our growing alumni
to the continued development of
the university. She will be our
featured speaker at the Alumni
Achievement dinner so don't miss
this opportunity to hear what she
has to say. I am looking forward
to working closely with her over
the next two years.
Dr. Cecil Green, who turned 97
in August, is one of our most illustrious alumni. He and his
partners formed Texas Instruments and they have an unbelievable record of supporting educational institutions across the
world. Cecil's business achievements are legendary. The bad
news is that Cecil left BC in 1921
and found his fame and fortune
elsewhere. I mention this because
he is probably the first member of
the "Brain Drain" club that, I
believe, is growing into catastrophic proportions.
Universities across Canada are
St. John's University Shanghai
Reborn at UBC
Haig Farris, BA'60, LLD'97
seeing many ofthe brightest,
most energetic and creative students heading across the border
and around the world. Canada
will have great difficulty developing its economy and maintaining
its social programs if it is not
competitive in terms of attracting
and keeping talented, motivated
and creative people.
Solutions require adequate information on who has gone, why,
where and when. I believe university alumni associations all over
Canada should come together
and build an accurate data base
of "brain drain" statistics that can
be the basis for finding solutions
to this crisis. We are talking with
the Canadian Council for the
Advancement of Education, an
organization of development and
alumni professionals, to establish
such a data base.
We are anxious to hear from
you on this topic and would welcome any thoughts you might
have on the problem.
Over the past few months I
have had a chance to meet and
work with all the alumni staff. I
can assure our members that we
have a very dedicated and hard
working group backed up by enthusiastic volunteers carrying on
alumni business. It is a privilege
to be their and your president.
Haig Farris, President,
UBC Alumni Association
Johanneans are rejoicing as a
long-held dream finally
comes true: the reopening of
St. John's University. As St.
John's College UBC, the
light and truth, whir
motto ofthe un
now com
demic y>
with a
will be c
120th am
ofthe Sha
hai, operated
and was the first
guage university
closed in 1952 by the Chined
government during a phase of
the cultural revolution. St. John's
produced many of Asia's leaders
in diplomacy, finance, business
management, economics, medi
cine, architecture, science and
The College is modelled after
Green College UBC, and similar
in England. It will serve
and social centre
ents, resident
ows, and
the Fac-
and will
part of a
ai and up-
s and St.
of Technology in
ing was made possible
by gifts from Johanneans around
the world, funds from the World
of Opportunity Campaign and by
the Art and Pearl van der Linden
Eng. Phys. Grad Blasts Off
stronaut Bjarni Tryggvason, a
UBC Engineering Physics grad,
blasted off from Florida on August 7.
Tryggvason rode aboard the
space shuttle Discovery as a pay-
load specialist for an 11-day scientific space mission. He graduated from UBC in 1972 and was
among six Canadians selected for
the astronaut program 14 years
The shuttle also carried technology developed by UBC Electrical Engineering Prof. Tim
Salcudean. Tryggvason tested
Salcudean's magnetic levitation
technology which is designed to
eliminate vibrations during zero
gravity experiments. Vibrations
from the shuttle often disrupt
experiments in fluid flow, crystal
growth and metal alloy development.
Tryggvason took along an Engineering Physics cloth crest celebrating 50 years of Eng.Phys. at
6 UBC Allmni Chronici.k, Fall 1997 NEWS
Avast, ya landlubbers!
low's the time to book your cruise. Pictured above are UBC alumni
and friends enjoying a get-together in July aboard the M.S. Ukraina
during an INTRAV Blue Danube Adventure. That's the Danube's riparian
zone in the background. As you can see by the fist below, our offerings
give you the chance to see the world.Tours are often accompanied by
experts who will enrich your experience. For more information, call our
offices atW2-33l3.
i Aitken, Jack Burrell, Peggy Fenn, Stewart Bourns, Dorothy
Jack Snowball, Cliff Jones, Joyce Snowball,
Campus AbrafSfin Ireland
Four Great Rivers of Europe
European Capitals Cruise
Turkey and Greek Isles
Mini Around thJWorldTour
For more information please a
at 1-80,0-883-3068
se    February 8-24
February 28 - March 10
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Notes from
Cecil Green
In his column this issue, Asso-
ciation president Haig Farris
expressed fears that a brain
drain is occurring at UBC. He
wants to use the Alumni Association to work with UBC's new
president Martha Piper to
strengthen UBC and make sure
that our best faculty and students
stay right here.
One ofthe most illustrious students to leave UBC to go elsewhere is Cecil Green, a founder
of Texas Instruments. His generosity provided UBC (and many
other universities) with facilities
geared towards international
studies and technology. Our
alumni house, Cecil Green Park,
and Green College, UBC are two
of his most cherished gifts. Cecil
recently wrote a letter to Haig
(with whom he often went salmon
fishing) from which we have
taken some excerpts.
"/ can't help thinking of my earlier
days as a youngster, growing up in
Vancouver, and when I matriculated
in 1918 from King Edward High
School located in Fairview on 12th
Avenue at Oak, and followed by my
early days as a freshman in the newly
created University of British Columbia located in temporary quarters
rented from the Vancouver General
"... 1 developed a desire for an
education in electrical engineering. A
Chemistry professor at UBC recommended MIT... and after considerable negotiation I was able to transfer at the end of my sophomore year in
Applied Sciences at UBC into the
beginning of my junior year in electrical engineering at MIT."
"While doing research work (at
GE in Schenectady, New York) for my
Master's degree in 1924, I had the
good fortune to meet a wonderful girl
named Ida, who became my wife for
the next 61 years, before she finally
passed away in the Green Hospital, a
Cecil Green at Cecil Green Park in
1989, after renovations to the mansion.
victim of cancer and which resulted in
the creation ofthe Green Cancer Centre at Scripps Institution in Im Jolla,
Cecil and Ida set out on a car
trip to Vancouver from Boston
with the outside hope of finding
work here "where I saw absolutely
no career openings for electrical
He eventually joined Geophysical Service, Inc., a precursor to
Texas Instruments, working with
the petroleum industry. During
the war, work expanded to include
developing products using the
newly invented transistor. The
company took off.
"Texas Instruments began to grow
so fast that additional plants had to be
added abroad. The main plant and
headquarters continued to be in Dallas, where additional technical people
had to be recruited, as students or as
new scientists from around America in
particular which means that a broad
technical environment had to be established in order to attract them. So that
is why I have become involved in the
development of high technology education in Texas as well as internationally. "
We're grateful to Cecil Green.
We mustn't let his like get away
again. CP
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1997 7 NEWS
New Dean for
Ag. Sci.
Moura Quayle was ap
pointed Dean of Agricultural Sciences on
July 1. Committed to the faculty's
evolution in academic vision, programs and research, Dean Quayle
brings a special interest in community consultation, creative
problem-solving and effective
management to her new role.
"It's an exciting time at UBC as
a new president brings different
approaches and priorities to the
campus," said Quayle. "Our faculty has the opportunity to develop both our academic vision
and our role on campus and in
the broader communities. Our
challenge is to blend in the new,
with basic respect for our students, our staff and our faculty."
Moura joined the faculty in
1983 with ajoint appointment in
Architecture and Landscape Ar-
Green Park
6251 Cecil Green Park Road,
Vancouver, B.C. V6T IZl
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UBC's Town and Gown
The perfect setting for your
next social or business
Moura Quayle
chitecture. A native of Nanaimo,
she has a Bachelor of Landscape
Architecture degree from the
University of Guelph and an
MLA from the U. of California,
as well as several years experience
in planning and community design. She was appointed director
ofthe Landscape Architecture
program in May, 1996.
Her research and teaching focuses on urban and community
landscape, particularly environmental design, community building, urban ecology, sustainability
and livable cities. She has been a
director of professional and industry organizations and is active
in building public and private
Moura's work has been recognized by her peers, the university
and the community. She has won
a number of prestigious awards
and honours from the Canadian
Society of Landscape Architects
and the BC Society of Landscape
Architects. Inl990, she was the
first recipient ofthe faculty's
Award for Excellence in Teaching
and has been an elected representative on the UBC Senate
since 1993. In 1992, she chaired
Vancouver's Urban Landscape
Task Force and produced the action-oriented Green-ways-Public
Ways report, which has inspired
the Vancouver Greenways Program. In 1993, the Vancouver
YWCA honoured her as a Woman
of Distinction in Communications
and Public Affairs. •
Busy Year for
Nursing Div.
X he annual Marion Woodward
Lecture scheduled for Thursday,
October 23, 1997, begins this
year's events for the Nursing Division. Dr. Ellen Hadnett, a University of Toronto nurse researcher in perinatal nursing, will
discuss research utilization and its
impact on practice.
The kick-off party for mentors
and students celebrates the division's third year ofthe
mentorship program this November. More than 70 nurses are
listed in the registry. Interested
alumni please contact Judith
MacDonald, MSN'76, Mentorship
Coordinator, at 261-7197.
The School invites alumni to
attend the first annual Fall Nursing Research Institute on program evaluation, Sept. 27, Oct.
Judith MacDonald MSN'76, president of
the Division, presents outgoing Dean of
Applied Sciences, Dr.Axel Meisen, with
a nursing alumni silver spoon at their
annual dinner,May 8,1997.
25, Nov. 15 and Dec. 13. For
more information on the Woodward Lecture and the Research
Institute, call 822-7749 or visit
the School's website at
http:llwww. nursing, ubc. ca. •
Young Alumni Club Is Cool
1 he Young Alumni Club has
reformed itself. The purpose of
the club is to keep some ofthe
spirit of UBC alive once the
reality of careers, marriage and
life start to take over. Meetings
are held on the 3rd Thursday of
every month, 5:45-7:30 at Ste.
800 ofthe Harbour Tower, 555
W. Hastings.
Members also organize
activities around university
events. There will be a young
alumni contingent at most of
this season's T-Bird games, at
the AMS barbecue, at Homecoming events, at the Achievement dinner and the Lights
Festival in November. Get
involved. Call 822-8643.
Members oftheYoung Alumni Club enjoy a sunny June afternoon of volleyball and
barbeque. New president Laurie Baggio is on the far left, back row.
8 UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1997 NEW
New Grad Studies Institutes
Focus oo Global Research Issues
Two new international research units will become
part of Faculty of Graduate Studies. The Liu Centre for
International Studies opens its
doors this September, to foster
research into globalization issues
such as new trading and investment practices, environmental
deterioration, migration patterns,
and communicable diseases.
The centre will draw on the
expertise of more than 90 faculty
from across campus and work
closely with the Institute for International Relations, the Centre
for Human Settlements, the Sustainable Development Research
Institute and the South-North
Studies Program.
Two Canadian foreign policy
experts have been appointed to
the centre. The director will be
UBC law professor Ivan Head,
who served as senior policy adviser to Pierre Trudeau and later
as president ofthe International
Development Research Centre.
Gordon Smith, a diplomat and
former deputy minister of Foreign Affairs, has been appointed
senior fellow. Masters and doctoral students and faculty will
participate in seminars and other
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scholarly activities enhanced by
close interaction with Green College and St. John's College.
Next year, the interdisciplinary
Institute for European Studies
begins operation, and in the future will offer MA and PhD degrees. It will be funded jointly by
UBC and European partners in
business and government.
Dr. Peter Stenberg, head of
Germanic Studies and chair of
the Institute's steering committee,
estimated that as many as 30 students will eventually study at the
institute, working with members
of numerous faculties including
Arts, Commerce and Business
Administration, Law, Graduate
Studies and Education.
Stenberg sees the institute as
providing an opportunity for Europeans to learn from Canada's
multicultural experience.
"Canada, and Vancouver in
particular, have a lot of experience in dealing with challenges
related to multiculturalism and
immigration. Our experience
with these challenges and the
solutions we have arrived at are
certainly of interest to what is
becoming an increasingly
multicultural Europe," he said.*
Jo-op programs have been
around for years, but now, for the
first time, the expertise of English
students is available to employers.
English students are trained
in communications: writing,
speaking and research. If you
need someone to write reports,
newsletters, press releases and
manuals, or to design a web page,
do publicity or make a presentation, then a co-op English student
might just fill your needs.
As an employer, you devise a
job description and assign tasks.
You must also pay the student,
and many employers are eligible
for salary subsidies.
The co-op program gives
students a chance to put their
skills to work, and gives you an
eager, able, short-term employee.
Interested? Call Julie Walchli at
Faculty of Arts
UBC Killam Teaching Prizes
Once again the University is recognizing excellence in teaching
through the awarding of prizes to faculty members. Five (5) prize
winners will be selected in the Faculty of Arts for 1998.
Eligibility: Eligibility is open to faculty who have three or more
years of teaching at UBC.The three years include 1997-98.
Criteria: The awards will recognize distinguished teaching at all
levels; introductory, advanced, graduate courses, graduate supervision, and any combination of levels.
Nomination Prizes: Members of faculty, students, or alumni may
suggest candidates to the head of the department, the director of
the school or chair of the program in which the nominee teaches.
These suggestions should be in writing and signed by one or more
students, alumni or faculty, and they should include a very brief
statement of the basis for the nomination. You may write a letter of
nomination or pick up a form from the Office of the Dean, Faculty
of Arts in Buchanan BI30.
Deadline: 4:00 p.m. on January 26, 1998. Submit nominations to the department, school or program office in which
the nominee teaches.
Winners will be announced in the Spring, and they will be identified
as well during Spring Convocation in May.
For further information about these awards contact either your
department, school or program office, or Dr. Errol Durbach,
Associate Dean of Arts, at (604) 822-6703.
Author of "Transition!? A "Job Shift*
"How to Prosper !■ m. Workplace Without John"
January 28,1998, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver
Tickets $20.00 + GST & Service Charges
Available from Ticketmaster
Tns Mum Event is a Must for Students
and Parents Who Need To Be Informed
About The Changing Workmace
Seating la limited, so early registration Is advised.
"Wiluam Bridges is Among the Top TenMost
PopularExecutive DevelopmentConsultants
in the United States" wall street journal
UBC Ai.i/mni Chronici.k, Fall 1997 9 NEWS ~ REUNIONS
Reunions 1&97
■ x or more info about these reunions, or if ytm are interested in help'
ing to plan your own class reunion, please contact Catherine
Newlands at (604)822-8917, toll free 1-800-883-3088, by fax at
<604)822-8928, toll free 1-800-220-9022 or e-mail to:
;- Bam & Nutrit. Sci '67 Green College
\&rsity Swim Team Aquatic Centre
I   40 Years of Education Scarfe Building
MBA '72 Cecil Green Park
Class of'42 Cecil Green Park
Class of '37 Cecil Green Park
Reunions 19tt8
Class of '48
Class of '38
Cecil Green Park
Oct. 17
Oct. 17
Oct. 17/18
Oct. 24
Oct. 24
Nov. 21
May 8
Oct. 15/16
Nov. 26
Innovation '97
Join the LXXXIII UBC Experience
VV ith such a broad, diverse
campus, it's often difficult for
students to know what's going on.
Innovation '97 gathers together
information on every aspect of
universitv life: athletic, cultural,
spiritual, nutritional or just plain
It's the brainchild of Nestor
Korchinsky, Intramurals coordinator. He has produced an Innovations '97 calendar that lists activities from Martha Piper's
installation to Woodward IRC
lectures, www.innovation97.uhc.ca
for more info.
Class of '48 Needs Volunteers to
Organize 50th Anniversary
We need committee members to help plan the
Class of '48
50th Anniversary Reunion
which will take place during Homecoming '98.
Now is the time to get involved to make sure
your reunion will be one to remember.
If you are interested in helping out, contact
Catherine Newlands at 822-891 7.
Applied Science '47 Ply the
Seven Seas
Kjr at least three of them. Little
did those jolly lads with the eager
faces (below) know that 50 years
later they would be off together
again on a junket in sunny climes
to chat over old times and enjoy
the fruits of a lifetime of hard
The Class of'47 Applied
Science organized the cruise
through Cruise Ship Centres.
They sailed from Fort Lauderdale
on April 25 and cruised the eastern Caribbean for a couple of
days, then went ashore at
Curacao. They
pottered around
the northern
parts of South
America, then
crossed through
the Panama Canal. After a
cruise up the
Baja coast (stopping in at Puerto
Quetzal and
Cabo San Lucas),
they sailed via San Diego up the
coast to Vancouver. The contented travellers (top) had a great
Sound divine? See our travel
ad on page 7 and get cracking on
your own reunion!
Applied Science '47 has also
put together a Biography Booklet. If you would like one of these,
call Catherine Newlands at the
Alumni Association, 822-8917.'
Mentors Make a Difference
.Being a mentor can be one of
the most satisfying activities of
your work week. You get to talk to
students who were just like you
during your final years in university: unsure of what comes next.
As a mentor, you will meet with
students in a supportive environment to help them understand
their career choices and how to
achieve their career goals.
The program has been very
successful, and can be even more
so with your help and support.
Mentors commit to attending
two lunches where they interact
with 50 students in small groups
of 3 to 4. Each lunch takes about
two hours, but is well worth the
If you are interested in being
part of our mentoring team,
please call Kristen Smith at 822-
8643 for dates and times.
It's an easy and satisfying way
to give something back. •
10  LJHC An mm Chronici.k, Kali, 1997 Favourite Professors Series:
Public Role and
Private Power:
A Family Patriarch in
Early Vancouver
A he popular Favourite Professors Series,
sponsored by the Alumni Association, continues. This time, Robert McDonald, PhD, gives
us an inside look into the workings of one of
Vancouver's most influential families.
After arriving in Vancouver in 1885, Henry
Ogle (H.O.) Bell-Irving quickly emerged as
one of the young city's wealthiest and most
influential businessmen.
While historians have written much about
his salmon canning business, they directed less
attention to his family life. This illustrated
lecture will take us into the private realm of
the Bell-Irving family to explore how public
role and private power were intricately connected in the case of one upper class Vancouver "patriarch."
The lecture will emphasize family ties to
Scotland and England, family conflict between
father and son, and family pride in the role
that all six sons played in defending the Empire during the First World War.
We will journey from the elite school of
Loreng in Scotland where the boys were
trained to be "gentlemen" to the living rooms
of H.O.'s Vancouver homes where his
mounted trophy animals hovered over the
family as statements of masculine power.
Professor Robert McDonald is a member of
the UBC Department of History where he
teaches Canadian history, specializing in BC
He recently published Making Vancouver, a history of the city to 1913.
The lecture will take place Tuesday, October
14, 12-1:30 pm, Hotel Georgia, 801 West
Georgia St., $10 drop in per person.
Call 822-3313 for info and to register.*
Favourite Professors Series
Tuesday October 14, 1:30
Hotel Georgia
$10 ~ includes lunch
Call 822-3313 to register
A  the UBC 1   T7< 1
Annual r una
Thank you!
17,000 alumni donated in / 996/97
Alumni contributions helped students in
every faculty and school across campus.
Here are a few of the projects made
possible thanks to alumni donations:
• 60 new scholarships and bursaries
• IIS new library books and periodicals
• 30 new computer monitors and 25 new
computer workstations
• Guest lecturers led workshops for
students in Arts, Architecture, and
• Athletics added to its scholarship and
equipment funds.
1997198 Annual Fund is now
When you receive our letter or phone call,
you can help students by donating to your
faculty or school, the library, scholarships,
bursaries, athletics, or another area of
campus that interests you. The choice is
Vour participation makes a
difference to students.
A   the U-DCi    T71 1
Annual r und
6253 N.W. Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T IZI
Tel: (604) 822-8900    Fax: (604) 822-8151
e-mail: Annual.Fund@ubc.ca
Check out our new web page:
We also acknowledge Kay and Lloyd
Chapman for their support last year at the
Wesbrook level ($1,000 and above). Due to
our error, they were not listed in our donor
honour roll published in the last Chronicle,
and we would like to thank them now.
The University of
British Columbia
Call for Nominations
for Excellence In Teaching
The University of British
Columbia established Awards for
Excellence in Teaching in 1989.
Awards are made by the
Faculty of Science to
UBC Science faculty, including
full-time lecturers, sessional lecturers, and laboratory
instructors who are selected as
outstanding teachers.
We are seeking input from UBC
alumni, current and former
Nomination Deadlines:
First term-October 17, 1997
Second Term-February 16, 1998
Nominations should be
accompanied by supporting
statements and the nominator's
name, address and telephone
number. Please send
nominations to:
Chair, Killam Prizes
for Excellence In Teaching
c/o Office of the Dean of Science
Rm. 1505,6720 University Blvd.
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BCV6T IZ4
FAX (604) 822-5558
UBC Aixmm Chronici.k, Fail 1997   I I NEWS
Alumni Named to UBC Board
of Governors
One ofthe Alumni Asso
ciation's functions is to
recommend two appointments to the university's
Board of Governors. Names of
individuals are chosen from
among our membership and forwarded to the BC government
which makes the official appointment. Larry Bell, BA'61 and
Linda Thorstad, BSc'77, MSc'84
began their terms this summer.
Larry Bell is president and
CEO of Shato Holdings Ltd.,
which owns the White Spot chain
of restaurants. He was recognized
in 1991 with the Institute of Public Administrators Award of Excellence for his management innovations. Bell served as deputy
minister Housing and Transit,
and was secretary to the BC Treasury Board. His is also a director
ofthe Vancouver Foundation.
Linda Thorstad is VP corporate relations for Viceroy Resource Corp., a gold production
company with projects in the
Americas and Indonesia. She is a
specialist in business planning
and communications and has experience in resource and science
industries. Thorstad was named
YWCA Woman of Distinction for
Management and the Professions
in 1996. She is a member of
many boards concerned with resource management issues. •
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Alas, all is not well in Alumni ( ounty. Murder's
a'brewin amongst die good tHi/ens. \ 'all mosey on
down to Green Gulch l£rifc&*£ml£ town's folk at their
annual Fall Fesi ujpj fmc|,0Utv\lu> dun it!
Register individually tijlpfft te.ifa of.six  Call 822-3313
or e-mail alumni(SJjpihmi.ulx.(<i for more details.
Visit our web sitwft http:///www.alumni.ubc.ca.
Special thanks to Roger Haskett,
BA'86, BFA'91, MA'92 and Murder Unlimited
for staging and sponsoring the murder mystery uMj
for the past four years.
Arts, Humanities and Public Affairs
UBC Continuing Studies offers a range of
stimulating lectures this fall.
These events will be held downtown at the Hotel
Georgia, 801 West Georgia St., or at the Vancouver
Public Library, 350 West Georgia St..
Oct. 9 El Greco, Goya and Velazquez
Oct. 9 Furniture: A La Mode
Oct. 14 The Astronomy of Ancient North America
Oct. 15 Women and Fashion
Oct. 16 The Age of Homer's Heroes
Oct. 21 International Scene
Nov. 12 Plotting Women in Latin American
Literature, Culture and Society
These events will be held on the UBC Campus.
Please call for locations and times.
Oct. 9 Writing Real Life Stories
Oct. 9 Travel Writing
Oct. 16 Malta and Sicily:Two islands Through the Ages
Oct. 16 Comparative Realities: A Tour of World Views
For info or for a copy ofthe calendar, call 822-1450.
APEC Leaders Come to UBC
LJ JJv^ will serve as one ofthe
venues for the APEC meeting to
be held in Vancouver in November. Many ofthe issues on the
agenda relate to work on the Asia
Pacific economies being done by
faculty on campus.
The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a consultative
body made up of nations on the
Pacific Rim, and was begun to
promote open trade and economic cooperation among member nations.
Leaders from the APEC nations will meet in the Museum of
Anthropology on November 25.
UBC was chosen as a venue to
highlight Canada's commitment
to using the APEC process to advance education and employment
The Leaders Meeting is a key
part ofthe conference and has
caused some controversy on campus. Many feel inviting leaders of
some APEC nations to UBC is a
tacit acceptance ofthe human
rights violations that occur in
those countries.
Student protests have been
organized for the conference and
have been accommodated by conference planners.
12  L'BC An mm Chronici.k, Fail 1997 BRANCHES ~ DIVISIONS
Student Send Off Program
In August we kicked off "Student Send-Offs" at the Calgary and Hong
Kong branches, for new students to meet alumni in their home towns
before leaving for UBC.This informal get-together lets students find out
from the "old hands" useful tips on how to survive at UBC.Thanks to
Headier Cole BSc'91 and Ricky Lau BCom'92 for their organizing skills.
Contact Claire Pallard Belanger at (403)455-7711
San Francisco Branch
On Thursday, October 16 at 6 p.m., alumni will gather for the second
annual pub night at the II Fornaio restaurant, 327 Lorton Ave. in
Burlingame. Alumni and friends, spouses and significant others are welcome. Hors d'oeuvres will be available. RSVP to Kent Westerberg at
(510) 735-7046 or e-mail <kentwest@k.netcom.com>
Los Angeles
The annual dinner meeting will be held on Saturday, October 18. Call
Hartley Turpin MD'56 at (714) 549-7616, or Doug Thomas BA'92, LUm
(213) 553-1917 or e-mail <dothomos@dtti/s.com>
Hong Kong Branch
Alumni and friends in Hong Kong are invited to the Canadian Univer- ■-
shies Alumni Sports Day on October 19,1997 at St. Stephen's College in.
Stanley, HK. For details and to be added to our mailing list, contact Ricky
Lau at (852) 7901 -0406 or e-mail <rickyjau@compuserve.com>.
1 he next major social event will be our annual Christmas luncheon,
Sunday, Dec. 7, at Cecil Green Park. We will also be holding our AGM
in October, and our annual newsletter is scheduled to be mailed in
early October. If you are not currently on the mailing list, please contact Ann McCutcheon BA'91, President, at 732-4580.
A volunteer is needed to represent our chapter on VAPA's Housing
Committee. Please contact Ann if you are available to assist with the future of Panhellenic House.
In June members came from around the world to New York for Centennial celebrations. UBC was represented by Shirley Chisholm Gaud-
reau and Cathy Bottomley German of Glouchester, Ont., Dorothy
Breeze of Ottawa, Lynne Newman Carmichael, of Perth, Aust., Elaine
Montelbetti Peterson of Richmond, and Ruth Simonen Lotzkar, Anne
Risdale Mott, Marjorie Stevens, and Victoria Dunsford Wong of Van.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Vancouver
Alumnae Chapter's activities, contact Elaine Petersen, President, at
244-1197 or e-mail c/o VAC at <stevema@axionet.com>
On May 6, 1997 a retirement party for Judith Forsyth was held. Judi
has worked in the School's administration office for the past 17 years.
The Division provided financial support to the rehab undergraduate
students in their project to host an Inter-University Conference at UBC
on September 12-14, 1997.
Matthew Lee BScPT'93 will organize the mentorship program for
Fall '97. If you are interested please contact Matthew at (604) 680-1080.
The mentorship kick-off night is Wednesday, October 15, from 6:30
pm to approximately 8:00 pm at Cecil Green Park.
.Triday, Oct. 17, all alumni and their friends are invited to the School
of Family and Nutritional Sciences foyer for dessert and coffee at 7:30
pm. This will be the first opportunity to meet and hear the School's
new director. A mini updating session of current research will be given
at the school Saturday, Oct. 18 starting at 9:30 am. To RSVP or obtain
further information, contact Barbara Hartman BHE'78, at 943-6317,
Mari-Lou Laishley BHE'79 at 926-4130, Lois Smith MacGregor
BHE'60 at 988-5089 or e-mail the School at <bisles@umxg.ubc.ca>.
1 he Pharmaceutical Sciences Division ofthe UBC Alumni Association
is proud to announce they have launched a new website. The website
offers a look at upcoming alumni events, a directory ofthe division executive complete with e-mail addresses, photos from the Division's 50th
anniversary book published last year, a copy of our most recent division
newsletter and some excellent links to other pharmacy-related pages.
All grads are encouraged to support the alumni and visit the
homepage at: http://www.pharm.ubc.ca/alumni/homepage.html
tocography grads are invited to the AGM and social evening to honour Dr. Alf Siemens, recently retired professor, to receive this year's
Distinguished Geographer Award. Also being presented is a new
award, called For Service to UBC Geography to Dr. John Stager, Prof
Emeritus. Grad classes of 1987 and 1972 are invited to receive their 10
and 25 year alumni pins and to chat with former classmates.
This year's AGM is being held at Cecil Green Park, main floor, on
Tues., Oct. 14 at 7:00 pm. Any alumni who have stories they'd like to
share about John or Alf at the event are encouraged to call Arthur Ng
BA'85 at 649-3288.
1 he Social Work Division is holding its AGM on Thursday, November
6, 1997, Cecil Green Park, 7:00 pm. Keynote Speaker: Chief Justice
Thomas Gove BCom'72, LLB'73. Topic: Social Workers & The Gove Report - Where Do We Go From Here"? For more information contact
Kimberly Azyan BA'85,BSW'89,MSW'91 at (604) 775-0195.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1997   I 3 Grads Give Back
Alumni Create Scholarships for Next
IVlany alumni are giving back
to UBC and supporting scholarships, teaching and research
through gift and estate planning.
High Tech Supports
Higher Learning
For Kevin Huscroft, BASc'79,
MASc'84, establishing a scholarship in electrical engineering
is a win-win situation. He likes
the idea of giving something
back to his alma mater—creating opportunities for students interested in electrical
engineering—and at the same
time making those students
aware of the company he co-
founded, PMC-Sierra, Inc.
"I received scholarship
support as a student, and I
know what a difference that
made for me," says Huscroft.
"Both the financial support
and the encouragement factor
were important."
Today, Huscroft's internetworking semiconductor
company is thriving—so much
so that it's a
challenge to
find enough
good electrical
engineers to
So he established the
PMC-Sierra, Inc. Founders'
Award in Computer and Electrical Engineering, a $2,000
annual award. Huscroft sees a
7 know what a
scholarship support
made for me'
mutual benefit in helping students pursue their studies,
while letting them know that
his company will be interested
in talking to them upon graduation.
"We hope this scholarship will provide academic
opportunities for students
interested in electrical engineering and interest them in
integrated circuit design for
communications applications," he says. "It's a rapidly growing field, full of
challenges and opportunities for innovation. We like
the idea of helping bright
students, plus letting them
know we're an industry
leader and a company they
should be aware of."
Huscroft funded the scholarship endowment through a
gift of appreciated securities,
taking advantage of changes in
this year's federal budget.
The new legislation presents some attractive options
for donors, including a reduced rate of taxation on capital gains
(only 37.5
per cent
rather than
75 per cent of
the gain need
be included
in a donor's
income). For donors holding
stocks that have significantly
increased in value, a gift of securities can be made for much
less than the net cost of
an equal gift of cash.
Huscroft's financial
adviser, David Conder of
David Conder and Co.,
says the gift was well
"This is an example
ofthe new ability to give
company shares on a
tax-advantage basis," he explains. "There is an excellent
opportunity for many individuals who have realized
gains through the strong
growth in the stock market and
want to make a charitable
gift—in this case to benefit students and BC's high-tech industry."
Huscroft remembers how
much it meant financially to
receive a scholarship, but says
for this award he wants the student to receive "more than just
a cheque in an envelope."
"We want to establish a
link between the student, the
university and our company,"
he says. "That's good for everyone."
Teaching Generosity
1 rofessor Harry Bell, BASc'42
(UBC), MASc'56 (University College, London) was a modest
man with a lifelong
devotion to learning,
students and research
in his beloved Dept. of
Civil  Engineering,
Kevin Huscroft
where he taught for 36 years.
Today, his presence in the department lives on through the
annual Harry R. Bell Scholarships.
Prof. Bell established the
scholarship fund during his
lifetime, and added to the endowment with a gift through
his estate. He wanted students
to receive the same opportunities and encouragement he
did at his alma mater and employer.
"UBC has been the most
important organization of
my adult life," he wrote to
then-chancellor Les Peterson in 1992, in response to
becoming a member of the
Chancellor's Circle.
-T or Farha Lawy, BASc
(Hon)'97, Harry Bell is the
thoughtful professor who remembered what it's
like to be a struggling
"I didn't apply
for the scholarship, so
it was a nice surprise,"
she says. "It was great
to be recognized for
14  UBC Alumni Chronici.k, Fall 1997 my grades, but also to know
that people like Professor Bell
remember all the hard work it
takes to be a student at UBC,
and show their support."
'UBC has been the most
important organization of
my adult life'
"I love physics and
math, and I'm looking forward to sharing that with
high school students," she
says. "I've always enjoyed
working with kids
and volunteering,
and I've had teaching in the back of
my mind for a while.
I hope Professor
Bell would approve."
Lawy's connection with
Prof. Bell will continue when
she enters the teaching field
herself, following her 12-
month program in the Faculty
of Education.
r or a former colleague in the
Department of Civil Engineering, news that a recipient of a
Harry R. Bell Scholarship
plans a career in teaching
sounds just fine.
Prof. Don Anderson says Harry Bell was
"conscientious and devoted to his career. He
would appreciate a
hard-working student
receiving this award
and putting it to good
With the recent
gift through his estate,
Prof. Bell's endowment
will fund two $1,000
scholarships every year
for Civil Engineering
Professor Harry Bell
Send for More Information
Many alumni and friends of UBC are committing their support to higher education through gift and estate planning. We
would be pleased to provide you with more information about:
□ Wording for My Will
LJ Bursaries and Scholarships
LI The American Foundation for UBC
LJ Charitable Remainder Trusts
LJ Insured Annuity
LJ Life Insurance
LJ Donor Recognition
CJ Gifts-in-Kind
LJ Gift Plus Annuity
We can provide information about activities and programs in each of UBC's 12 faculties or any other area of interest.
If you would like more information about gift and estate planning, and opportunities to support students through
scholarships, teaching and research at UBC, please contact:
Clark Warren, Associate Director of Development (604-822-8906).
Mary Hamilton, Manager of Gift & Estate Planning (604-822-2652).
June Mellis, Co-ordinator of Gift & Estate Planning (604-822-9339).
You may also mail this form to:
UBC Development Office
Gift & Estate Planning Program
6253 N.W. Marine Drive
Vancouver, B.C.
Canada V6T IZI
Phone: (604) 822-8900
E-mail: heritage.circle@ubc.ca
Please send me information as noted above.
Class of: (faculty/year)
Phone:    ( )
UBC Alumni Ciikoniclk, Kali. 1997   15 Homecoming '97
What's Happening!
October 14-19, 1997
(and lots of it!)
Under the
Rose Garden,
NW Marine
Favourite Professor
Series      (j
A Family Patriarch in
Early Vancouver
(seepage 11)
A special presentation by one
of UBC's favourite professors.
H.O. Bell-Irving built a
financial empire based on
salmon canning in 1880s
Vancouver. He also built a
powerful family.
• Family conflict
• Family pride
• War
• From elite schools to
Vancouver drawing rooms
• "Daddy's heads": walls
covered with heads of
trophy animals as statements of masculine power.
• Fully illustrated.
teaches Canadian history at
UBC, specializing in British
Columbia. He recently published Making Vancouver, a
history ofthe city to 1913.
Oliver Stone at the
Orpheum  O
Oliver Stone, one ofthe best
directors of his generation,
talks about "Making Movies
Matter." Don't miss this one.
Tickets at TicketMaster or call
822-8998 for more info.
October 14
Favourite Professor Series
A Family Patriarch in Early Vancouver
Henry Ogle Bell-Irving   O
by Robert McDonald, PhD
Hotel Georgia, 801 West Georgia Street
$10 drop in. Call 822-3313 for info.
October 15
Rehab Sciences Alumni Reception, 5:30-8:30,
Cecil Green Park. Call Nancy Cho, 734-1661.
Oliver Stone at the Orpheum - AMS O
October 16
The AMS Great Trekker Award Reception
Honours a grad who has achieved eminence in
his or her field and has made a special contribution to the community.
Contact Shirin Foroutan at 822-2050.
Alumni Mentor Lunch  (see page 10)
Grads share their experience with Arts and
Science students. MENTORS NEEDED!
Branches Homecoming
October 16 (seepage 13)
San Francisco
2nd Annual Homecoming Pub Night at
6:00 pm, // Fornaio in Burlingame, 327
Lorton Avenue. RSVP to Kent Westerberg
(510) 735-7046 <kentwest@ix.netcom.com>
Los Angeles
Contact Doug Thomas at (213) 553-1917,
Contact Claire Pallard Belanger at (403)
October 19
Hong Kong
Canadian Universities Alumni Sports
Day   At St. Stephen's College, Stanley.
Contact Ricky Lau at (852) 7901-0406 or
9:30 - Chan Centre Kick Off
Hear:   President Martha Piper #
Eat:      UBC's famous cinnamon buns
Listen: UBC Symphony Orchestra
plays Shostakovich. Conductor
Jesse Reid
J_ook:   Tour spectacular Chan Centre
.artha Piper!
Let us know
you re coming
October 17
Student Essay Contest
Association sponsored competition to compile
students' stories about their UBC - a legacy
publication. I st Prize: I year free tuition!
The Great Trek Remembered Luncheon
Honouring the pioneers of UBC
Murder at Green Gulch   (see page 12)
All ain't well in Alumni County. Murder's a-
brewin'. Y'all mosey on down to Green Gulch
to join the townsfolk at their annual event and
find out whodunnit. Call 822-3313.
Swim Meet: UBC Alumni Varsity Swimming
& Diving
Party afterwards at War Memorial Gym.
Contact Bruce Berger at 688-7208.
Football T-Birds vs. U of Alberta at T-Bird
Stadium, 7:00 pm. s~s
Contact Athletics at 822-2473
Faculty of Education Celebrates
Celebrating 40 years at Scarfe,  October 17-18.
See page 21 for details
HomeEc '67 Reunion
Green College Coach House, 6:30. Buffet
dinner, tickets $46. Contact 822-8917.
Family and Nutritional Sciences Division
Reunion: A weekend of activities. See page 13
for details.
Varsity Football: Watch the
T-Birds Trounce Alberta
The best in varsity football at one ofthe
great football stadiums. Bring your tailgate.
16  UBC Aiumni Chronici.k, Kai.i. 1997 flTm n i
12:00 - 4:00 Bus Tour of UBC 1:00 - Lunch at Green
See: New buildings, new hang-outs,
new perspectives. See the
Koerner Library, Belkin Art
Gallery, C.K Choi building,
Student Rec Centre, Sing Tao
School of Journalism, Gerald
McGavin Building (where
invention meets industry).
October 18
Alumni Day at UBC O
9:30 - /1:30 am Kick off at the Chan
12:00 - 4:00 Tour of Campus
You have no idea how much the campus has
changed. It's more beautiful and exciting
than ever. Come take a look.
1:00 - 2:30 Alumni Lunch
11:00 - 4:00 Apple Festival
Call the Gardens, 822-3928
8:15 Vancouver Institute Lecture
Larry Cuban on "What are good schools
and why are they so hard to get?" Hall 2
Woodward IRC. Call 822-3790.
First Nations House of Learning
First Nations authors and poets read from
their works. Call 822-8940.
Koerner Library/Tour and
World Wide Web Workshops
October 18    O
Guided Tours
1:00 - 4:00 Come explore the new, state-
of-the-art library.
World Wide Web Workshops
1:00 - 4:00 - Beginners Workshops every
hour on the hour
Advanced Workshops every
hour on the half-hour.
First Come, First Served!
Pre-book a time and avoid the crowds.
Call 822-3313 to reserve your seat!
Hear:  Steel's as Cheap as Onions:
The Revolution of Research
at UBC - Bernie Bressler and
ijra Samarasekera
$ 15±RWP 822-3313
11:00 - 4:00 Apple Festival
UBC Botanical Gardens^Saturday and
Beyond Homecoming
October 23
12:30 - Jane Urquhart Reading
Award-winning author (Trillium, Marian
Engel, le prix du meilleur livre). Reads from
her new novel, The Underpainter. Presented
in conjunction with the 10th Anniversary of
the Vancouver Int'l Writers' Festival.
Freddie Wood Theatre, $10 or $8 students.
Alumni Achievement and Sports
Hall of Fame Dinner O
Guest speaker President Martha Piper. Join
us as we celebrate UBC Achievement with
our awards recipients and Hall of Fame
inductees.  HYATT Regency Vancouver 6:00
pm. $ 125/ticket or $ 1000/ table of 8 GST
included, tax receipts available. 822-3313.
October 24
Class of 42 Reunion
12 - 3 pm at Cecil Green Park. Contact
Doreen Walker 738-8519
Chan Centre Concerts
October 17
Daniel String Quartet with Anton Kuerti,
piano and George Pieterson, clarinet.
October 18
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October 19
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UBC Alumni Chroniclk, Ru.i. 1997   17 UBCs New President Sends
Out a ChaHenie to finds:
UBC-Think About It!
Since the announcement of
my appointment as president of UBC ten months
ago, I've often been asked,
"What have you been doing to
get ready?" The answer is really
quite simple: I have been thinking. Thinking about the University of British Columbia.
The University of British
Columbia—think about it.
In less than one hundred
years, UBC has established itself
as one of Canada's leading universities and one ofthe world's
most highly respected institutions of advanced learning and
research. We are mature and we
are strong. Our overall strength
is in our people—our students,
staff and alumni—and in our
scholarship. UBC has come of
age and is uniquely positioned
to be the pre-eminent Canadian
university in the 21st century.
Many people have worked
hard to provide us, the current
stewards of UBC, with this
legacy, but we are particularly
grateful to our recent president,
David Strangway. His visionary
leadership propelled UBC to
the forefront of Canadian universities, brought the world to
our doorstep and set a standard
against which all other universities must now set themselves to
We are dealing with unique
challenges as we move into the
21" century. We must prepare
our future citizens to work and
live in a global environment, to
cope with some ofthe most
complex problems the world
has ever faced, and to interpret
accurately large amounts of
information. The challenge for
UBC will be to develop learning and research environments
that are international in scope,
interdisciplinary in orientation,
and information linked.
We must also look at the
purpose ofthe undergraduate
educational experience. Re-
focussing undergraduate education is one of the most pressing
issues universities must address
in the next decade. The very
nature ofthe university is
changing in our society, and we
must reaffirm our overall commitment to students and the
learning environment we provide.
The University of British
Columbia—think about it.
Over the next months, we
will be collectively engaged in
developing the academic vision
for UBC. I urge you, UBC's
alumni, to assist us in crafting
that vision. What is the purpose
of our academic program?
What will UBC look like 5-10
years from now? How will we
get there and how will we know
when we have attained our
goals? As alumni, you have
already benefited from the
UBC legacy. I look forward to
working with you to ensure
UBC's future as the pre-eminent university in the country is
Martha Piper, President
artha Piper
Plans for UBC
' alking into Martha
Piper's office at the
Old Administration
Building, a visitor can't
help thinking about the contrast
between this incarnation ofthe
physical surroundings and those
ofthe last occupant. David
Strangway's office was decorated
with an eclectic mix of Oriental
prints, mementos and large pictures of the planets on two walls.
The dominant colour was dark
blue and the desk at the far end
ofthe room, piled with papers,
books and reports, was definitely
the focus.
Martha Piper's desk is still at
the far end of the room, and
there's still a large conference
table waiting as you walk in the
door, but that ends the similarity.
The dominant colour here is a
rich tan and there are flowers on
a small side table. Two Emily
Carr paintings, on loan from the
university's collection, hang
where Strangway's planets used to
be, and other pictures are bright
and cheerful, with a few beautiful
photos of children. There's a
computer on the desk, and a very
full in-basket, but the room seems
to rotate around the conference
table, not the desk, ft conforms to
Martha Piper's own assessment of
18 UBC Ail mm Chronicle, Fall 1997 herself: she's a people person.
David Strangway might be
gone from the office, but he isn't
far from the surface of any conversation. "David left a profound
legacy to this university," she says.
"University administrators across
Canada are looking at what he
did here and trying to figure out
how to do it at their own schools.
He revolutionized our thinking
about funding, about research
and about the role ofthe university in society."
It might de rigueur to laud
the last fellow, but Martha Piper
is sincere in her praise. Now,
she's ready to take UBC to the
next level.
When she was interviewed for the McGill
alumni magazine
(McGill is her PhD
alma mater), Piper said that her
goal is to make UBC the pre-eminent university in Canada. In the
final version of the article the
writer changed the quote to
"make UBC one ofthe pre-eminent universities in Canada." She
laughs at the change.
But she's serious about her
goal. "UBC is ideally placed to
become the top university in Canada. Period," she says. "The quality of our faculty, students and
research is comparable to that at
other top universities. And our
alumni, around the world, are
proof that the education we provide is as good as any available
She admits that setting the
goal to be number one is easy.
Achieving it is the hard part. The
keys, she feels, lie in areas in
which UBC is already strong: internationalism, interdisciplinarity
and information technology.
UBC already has a strong
international component: exchange programs with universities around the world in both
teaching and research; strong
international funding for research
projects; high demand from international students to gain admission. But, according to Piper,
we need to focus that international effort, make UBC even
more visible on the international
stage and encourage more
projects that have an international focus.
We also need to break down
further the traditional borders
that exist between disciplines.
"That doesn't mean we shouldn't
have a department of chemistry
or a department of English," she
says. "But we have to bring the
strengths of our individual disciplines together to work on the
complex issues that face us. We
have a strong interdisciplinary
atmosphere at UBC, and we have
to push it even farther."
UBC is wired. The university
has incorporated the most sophisticated information technology,
and develops that technology for
world consumption. But again,
we must go farther with it. "What
does this new technology mean to
the role ofthe professor in the
classroom? What does it mean to
the student here on campus and
those taking distance education?
What does it mean to our research capacity?" No one has figured out either the total impact
of information technology on
universities, nor how to use that
technology to the best advantage.
UBC is perfectly placed, says
Piper, to address these questions.
Martha Piper's vision all
comes together at the undergraduate level. "The university
that gets undergraduate curricula
right for the 21 st century is the
one that will settle firmly into the
top of Canadian institutions," she
says. "We have the best teachers
and researchers, we have the best
students and we have the vision."
She feels that undergraduate programs have become stale in Canadian universities and that they
don't complement either grad
programs or world-class research.
She wants UBC to develop an
undergrad program that integrates research at an unprecedented level, focussing on internationalism, interdisciplinarity
and information technology. By
using UBC's acknowledged research superiority in the classroom, the undergrad experience
becomes immediately more relevant and more valuable.
"It's obvious," she says. "All
the elements are there. Our job
over the next five or ten years is
to put them all together into a
program that re-invents the undergraduate educational experience."
As VP Research at the Uni
versity of Alberta, Piper was
known for her energy, her ideas
and her focus. She has a reputation as a team builder and as a
good leader. "A leader defines
the goals," she says, "then uses
the team to build the consensus
on how to go about reaching
Her vision of UBC takes the
raw material David Strangway
produced and forms it into a new
institution. "UBC has unlimited
potential," she says. "I'm glad to
be here."
Martha Piper was officially
confirmed as president in a ceremony at the Chan Centre on
September 25. CP
Martha C. Piper
Lorain, Ohio
BSc in Physical Therapy, University of Michigan, 1967.
MA in Child Development, University of Connecticut, 1970.
PhD in Epidemiology and Bi-
ostatistics, McGill, 1979.
Administrative Career
1979-1985: Director, School of
Physical and Occupational
Therapy, McGill
1985-1992: Dean, Facultyof
Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta.
1993-1997:VP Research and
(from '95) External Affairs, University of Alberta.
Identification of the develop-
mentally delayed infant and assessment of specific approaches used to treat physically and mentally handicapped
children. Developed a measure
of infant motor maturation, and
has conducted extensive studies on the neuromotor development of preterm infants. Ex
tensive publications including
Motor Assessment ofthe Developing Infant, which she co-
authored. Recipient of many
funding grants from, among
others. National Health Research and Development program, National Institute of
Mental Retardation and the
Hospital for Sick Children
Alberta Research Council; Protein Engineering Networks
Centre of Excellence; Canada
Israel Industrial Research
Foundation; others.
National Advisory Board on
Science and Technology; General Assembly ofthe Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada; Canada
Foundation for Innovation; and
Advisory Council on Science
and Technology.
Most recently, received the
Leadership Award in Science
and Technology from the Alberta Science and Technology
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1997   19 What do Biologists,
Historians and Economists
ave in common?
The latest buzz word. It's also the key to UBC's future.
by Deanna McLeod
Interdisciplinarity. The word
has even more interpretations
than syllables. Come back to
campus and ask 15 people what it
means and you're likely to get 15
different answers.
But don't feel bad if this
buzz word was tossed around at
your last reunion or dinner party
and you weren't sure what the
erudite person was talking about.
You're not alone. Although the
term 'interdisciplinary' has become ubiquitous at Canadian universities in the last few years-
UBC included-even some ofthe
folks doing interdisciplinary work
aren't sure what it really means.
You can ask the well-read, helpful
folks at Western Canada's largest
bookstore where to find books on
interdisciplinarity, and even they
will look puzzled.
So what, exactly, is it?
True interdisciplinary teaching and research involves the integration of concepts, knowledge
and methods from different disciplines. Ideas from traditional disciplines are realigned into new
ways of analyzing a problem and
its solutions. Solutions for environmental problems, for example, require information and,
most importantly, cooperation,
from disciplines like economics,
biology, law and sociology.
During the 19th and 20th
centuries, academic knowledge
has been highly structured and
specialized at universities. Professors, researchers or students who
tried to go beyond the boundaries of traditional disciplines descriptions (ie. History, Physics,
Chemistry or Economics) were
not encouraged.
One ofthe criticisms ofthis
traditional university education-
at least in the arts and sciences-
has been that students may leave
campus with segmented information, then encounter a world that
rarely requires the application of
mutually exclusive chunks of
During the last quarter of
this century-parallelling the postmodern era-interdisciplinarity
has been growing and evolving at
North American universities. In
1971, UBC was the first university
in Canada to approve interdisciplinary masters and doctorate
degrees. The recent exponential
growth of interdisciplinarity, however, is demonstrated by the fact
that the 60 students currently
registered at UBC for interdisciplinary graduate degrees make
up almost half of all the students
completing such degrees in the
last 26 years.
Why now?
The global information age
and knowledge-based economy is
involving a revolution not only in
how we use and understand technology, but in the way we organize and use knowledge and information. Interdisciplinary work
mimics the structure ofthe internet, allowing us to dissolve the
old structures of place, subject,
money and dissemination.
And   it's   no   coincidence-given the economic
climate of the '80s and
'90s-that much interdisciplinary     research and teaching is dedicated to
finding practical
solutions to tangi
ble problems. Public and private
sectors in Canada have increasingly been urging universities to
respond more effectively to the
world beyond the campus where
problems and their solutions are
Canada's major funding
councils are also affected by the
pressure. Interdisciplinary and
multi-sectoral approaches are
increasingly criteria to receive
research grants. The key words
are "partnerships" and "link-
ages"-involving governments,
businesses and community organizations in the research design, the studies and the ultimate
application ofthe results.
Skeptics say that interdisciplinarity is a fad, a trendy term
to throw into your research proposal if you're going to get any
funds, that it lacks academic rigour, that it represents an unreasonable competition for scarce
funding dollars, that it threatens
the foundation of traditional university structure.
But the growth of
interdisciplinarity does not mean
that traditional scholarship is not
still vitally important, nor does it
ignore the fact that well-funded
research for its own sake frequently turns up some of the
world's most significant discoveries. The highly specialized research conducted at UBC involves
world class scientists leading the
way in world class discoveries,
and it should stay that way.
At UBC, interdisciplinarity is
taking off at all levels and is receiving high level support from
university administration, which
is a crucial factor to its success. At
the undergraduate level, there
are innovative programs like Arts
One, Science One, and the BSc
and BA specializations in environmental sciences and
Green College,
UBC's residential college established in
1993 for advanced interdisciplinary scholarship, has become
the hub for much of interdisciplinary activity on campus. Regular
seminars offer grad students the
opportunity to interact and exchange ideas and there are plans
to offer graduate level courses in
interdisciplinarity, for students to
explore how ideas from other
fields can enhance their own
work. In July 1996, the individual
interdisciplinary graduate program begun in 1971 was formalized, given its own office in Green
College, and assigned a part-time
The faculty of Graduate
Studies has a mandate to facilitate
interdisciplinary research and
teaching at UBC, and is doing so
through a unique collection of
interdisciplinary institutes, centres, programs and journals that
continues to grow and evolve.
More than half of the institutes or
programs listed [see side bar]
were established since 1990.
UBC is also leading the way in
applied, interdisciplinary research.
The Western Research Network on
Education and Training, for example, involves academics in economics and education working with
governments, schools, colleges,
industry and community and labour organizations to improve the
school-to-work transition and better prepare Canadians for the labour market. The Lower Fraser
Basin Eco-Research Project has
engineers, planners, sociologists,
biologists and ecologists working
with governments, business and the
community to ensure environmental sustainability for one ofthe fastest growing urban areas in North
Of course interdisciplinary
research poses plenty of challenges. Few precedents or instructions exist to show how this type
of research should be conducted.
One ofthe biggest challenges can
be simple communication between engineers and sociologists.
There are differences in philosophical and research approaches
as well as in terminology and concepts. Disciplines represent different cultures-different languages, different customs.
20 UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1997 A sampling of interdisciplinary projects
and units at UBC
Research Networks
Western Research Network on Education and Training
Lower Fraser Basin Eco-Research
Salmon River Watershed Round Table
Institute for Hearing Accessibility
Feminist Research Education Development and Action (FREDA)
Research Units
Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies
Centre for Advanced Technology in Microelectronics
Centre for Applied Ethics
Institute of Asian Research
Centre for Chinese Research
Centre for India and South Asia Research
Centre for Japanese Research
Centre for Korean Research
Centre for Southeast Asia
Fisheries Centre
Institute of Health Promotion
Institute for Hearing Accessibility Research (IHEAR)
Centre for Human Settlements
Institute for Resources and Environment:
Resource Management & Environmental Studies (RMES)
WestWater Research Unit
Forest Economics and Policy Analysis Research Unit (FEPA)
Institute of International Relations
Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre (MAGIC)
Sustainable Development Research Institute (SDRI)
Centre for Transportation Studies
Centre for Research in Women's Studies and Gender Relations
Research Units offering Graduate Programs
Institute of Applied Mathematics
School of Community & Regional Planning (SCARP)
Genetics Graduate Program
Neuroscience Graduate Program
Occupational Hygiene Graduate Program
Resource Management &Environmental Studies (RMES)
But students, professors, re-
searchers-and their partners in
business and government-are
finding the challenges of interdisciplinarity rewarding. It's
about finding people who have
the same goal. Linking academics
across a university campus who
do not have the same customs,
and linking academics with
policy-makers and CEO's who
seem not to inhabit the same
Institutions and individuals
are transcending the traditional
barriers posed by specialization,
sector, geography and another
century's technology, to work together on identifying and exploring new knowledge. There's an
even newer buzz word for your
next reunion or dinner party:
transdisciplinary. But that can
wait for the next century. •
Deanna Mcleod is coordinator/researcher with the Western Research
Network on Education and Training
in the Faculty of Education.
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- Dean Nancy Sheehan
October 17
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UBC Ai.lmni Chronicle, Kali. 1997 2 I Belkin Blooms
The, new Morris aruL Helta, Bel/cut, Art gallery
has brought the, old/fin* arts collection, out of
tke, depths of Main, Library Mulatto
Vancouver's art spotlight
By Shari Ackerman
Once a tiny, dark, long and low
(Jiawl space hidden beneath the
Main Library, the old fine arts gallery didn't receive much recognition. It had little room for travelling exhibitions, and less-than-
perfect environmental conditions
for the university's own collection.
Many people didn't even know it
existed. All that has changed with
the new Morris and Helen Belkin
Art Gallery, opened in 1995. The
past two years have been busy and
successful ones.
Snuggled in beside the Frederic
Wood Theatre, just beyond the
Rose Garden, the grand new building is hard to miss. Art lovers enter through a heavy circulating
door, like the ones in department
stores, and experience an immediate sense of space and "concrete,
concrete everywhere." It's airy,
bright and austere in an arty sort
of way, and a stroll around shows a
creative use of space and light. The
wall exhibits are neatly separated,
not overshadowed by larger ones,
and skillful lighting accurately
shows off the strengths of every
piece, big or small, bright or
The new gallery was named after Helen Belkin, BA'40, and her
husband Morris, long-time patrons and friends of UBC. Helen
died this year, and as part of her
support for UBC she gave a gift to
build a facility for young artists to
display their work. Since it opened,
the gallery has held more than 15
exhibitions of major Canadian
contemporary art, including a
Masters of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition (now an annual event), the
UBC collection, (with more than
90 works, classifies as the third-
largest public art collection in BC),
and an exhibition on the Michael
Morris and Vincent Trasov archives, which involve painting,
sculpture, performance, film and
conceptual art.
The gallery's new found success
is in large part due to the new
building itself.
"The facility allows us to borrow
from anywhere, mostly the contemporary art," says Scott Watson,
curator and director ofthe gallery.
"We run the university art collection, and the university gifts now
have a home. We have more research, more archives, and the
Youth Works project which creates
student employment. This summer I've had seven students who
are paid for by grants from our
projects. We couldn't have done
any of these things without the new
An adequate venue for art exhibitions is essential. Modern touring exhibitions demand temperature control, tight security and
proper lighting before shows can
be launched. These demands are
underlined in the current exhibition, Theodore Gericault, The Alien
Body: Tradition In Chaos, which
opened August 15. The exhibition
contains pieces from Le Louvre,
Combat de cavalerie:
Cavalry Battle c. 1818. Musee du Louvre, Paris.The modernity of
Gericautt's subject matter was of political interest in his day.
which is notoriously strict about
where its pieces go.
"Obviously Le Louvre thinks we
are a good enough facility to host
their pieces," says Watson. The
show focuses on six catalogues that
blend contemporary and tradition.
Eighty French Romantic watercolours, drawings and paintings deal with contemporary history and the social
issues of Gericault's time:
the slave trade, poverty in
London, and social upheaval. "It's tradition in
chaos, the state the world
always seems to be in,"
Watson explains.
exhibitions have
I from the common-
Ho the sublime. Work
from prestigious artists
such as Emily Carr, Agnes
Martin and Lawrence Paul
Yuxweluptun have graced
the gallery. Contemporary
Cuban art was exhibited,
as well as Larry Johnson's
texts on the condition of
speaking, act of looking
and the state of language.
Mina Totino's flower
painting and still-life was
another one of its selective
shows. Perhaps one ofthe most bizarre exhibitions was Laughter Ten
Years After. Laughter is an attempt
to "locate art within an arena of
contemporary theoretical discussions ... The work of 20 women
artists explore the subversive potential ofthe carnivalized feminine
Le Gibet:The Gallows. Rouen, Musee des
Beaux-Arts. Gericault's sharp social realism and
interest in criminality led to paintings such as the
public execution ofthe Cato Street conspirators.
22   UBC An mni Chronicle, Fall 1997 principle to disrupt art history's
long-held notions of originality,
creativity and genius." Indeed it
does, with huge inflated balloon
letters spelling out EGO, a piece
that resembles images of the Klu
Klux Klan, dummy figures with internal voice boxes repeating
phrases simultaneously and at top
volume, and a scrolling marquee
depicting thoughts on the fallacies
of procreation, to name a few.
Watson thinks the shows have
been academically and experimentally successful. Shows have a two
month cycle, so different artists get
a lot of exposure and the gallery
gains a higher profile. Additional
support from an endowment of
$2.5 million provides small income for purchases and a chance
for gallery staff to develop the collection rather than just receive
donations. "The best type of art for
us is Canadian contemporary, but
not exclusively contemporary,"
says Watson. "The older objects are
not forgotten. If someone otters us
an 18th century painting, we'll take
it." This way the gallery can be
more selective when it comes to
choosing pieces. To accept all donations would be next to impossible, says Watson. "We only accept
what is pertinent to the collection
and what is museum quality. It has
to be a work of art. We are very
particular about that because of
the commitment it takes to care for
it forever."
The gallery is important to the
university, both for academic reasons and as a place for the public
to visit on campus. Watson takes
the importance of a gallery on
campus a little further. Galleries
and art in general have always
played a significant part in the
daily operations of the university,
dating back to UBC's beginnings
when visual art, including theatre,
art and music, was an integral part
ofthe humanities. The new building helped improve the academic
function, as well as establish UBC
as a serious entity in the art field.
The gallery has a secure annual
income for its current work, and
to develop further projects.
But, says Watson, there is still a
lot more to do. "We have always
had a good reputation and now we
have a facility to go with it. That
solidifies things." The gallery is
curated by grad students and faculty and supported by extensive research done by UBC scholars. "At
the university, arts is on the same
level as other forms of research
and the pursuit of knowledge," he
In the future, Watson would like
to concentrate on research to build
the gallery's curatorial strengths,
continue the dedication and care
towards new exhibitions (how, why
and where exhibitions are
mounted), and eventually develop
a website exhibition.
ere is always a surprise in
reveals with a twinkle in
and a slight shift in the
mouth that discussions between
the Faculty of Fine Arts, Anthropology and the gallery have taken
place to see if they can develop a
graduate program in Museum and
Curatorial Studies. Gallery staff
will need to re-think their role in
the gallery and develop formal
working relationships with the
grad students employed there.
Watson has seen the gallery improve and grow substantially during his eight-year tenure, an accomplishment he doesn't credit to
just himself. Despite cutbacks, a lot
of people on campus worked hard
to create a successful $3 million institution. "The university's administration has been good to the gallery. They have understood our
needs. As a result we have tripled
our staff since our relocation and
our budget is three times as large.
A lot of people have helped realize that in these tight times."
Tradition in Chaos is showing
until Oct. 19.
Shari Ackerman is assistant editor
for the Chronicle.
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University Archives and its
role as keeper of UBC's
institutional memory. The article
pointed out the need for a campus-wide effort to identify and
preserve important university
documents and photographs. It
also suggested how computer
technology would enhance access
to the Archives' holdings.
Since then, a few key developments have helped shape the archival program. The university
Librarian struck a committee to
advise on the archival needs of
the university with input from all
areas of campus. The committee
A door handle leading to Yum Yum's in
the Old Auditorium building. Much of
UBC's history is still visible today.
by L/lkristoplier Hives
coordinated a campus-wide
records survey, helped expand
the staff of the Archives from one
to three and developed new university policies. These policies
formally established the mandate
ofthe Archives and gave the office responsibility for coordinating university records management. Now, the Archives not only
preserves and provides access to
UBC's historical records, it also
plays an important role in the
management of current records.
But the most profound
change in the Archives during the
past decade is its exploitation of
new technology to improve access
to archival holdings. Although we
enhanced the accessibility of our
materials to researchers through
improved finding aids and guides
to the holdings, researchers were
still required to travel to the Archives for detailed information.
In 1985, UBC became one ofthe
first universities in North
America to provide online access
to general descriptions of its
holdings through the Library's
automated catalogue. This led,
with the development ofthe
Internet, to archival material being made available to researchers
We have developed an
Internet homepage to take advantage ofthis technology. It is
now possible to provide significantly more information to a
greater number of people. Much
of our material is now available
over the Internet, and more is
being added every month.
The homepage provides a
number of services including:
• Archives KAQs. Includes the
history ofthe university, lists of
presidents and honorary degree
holders, Great Trekkers, student
enrollment figures, VIPs, coat of
arms information and, soon to
be added, information on campus buildings.
• Historical photographs.
Buildings, events, people. The
online photo data base holds
more than 17,500 digitized images with descriptions of each
one. Photos can be downloaded.
•      New projects. The "Online
Finding Aid Project" provides
detailed descriptions of Archive's
holdings. More than 130 inventories are currently available
online. The "Ubyssey Indexing
Project" provides detailed information about the student newspaper. The index currently covers
the period 1918-1945.
These online services make it
possible for researchers, students
and any interested member of the
public to work from any computer with a modem and have access
to significant information about
the Archives' holdings without
having to visit the university.
Putting Archives online has
The Math Annex, left, the main Math building, centre and the Old Auditorium and
Old Administration buildings to the right, 1920s.
24   UBC All mni Ciikoniclk, Fall 1997 Koerner Library, 1997.The new library
sits where the cars are, in front ofthe
cluster of buildings, in the photo on the
previous page.
great advantages even for those
who don't have access to the web.
On-campus users will find a
greater volume of information
that has been systematically organized to assist them with their
The Archives' holdings are
extensive. They include printed
documents, photographs, audio
and video tapes and films, architectural drawings, maps and published material. The Archives'
homepage will remain a work in
progress, and staff will continue
to develop new content to communicate more information about
UBC's rich history to a larger
audience of potential researchers.
Christopher Hives is UBC's chief
UBC's "Otter" C
lany UBC graduates are familiar
with the stone cairn located opposite
the Science Building on the Main Mall.
The cairn was constructed as part of
the student campaign to have the
university moved from its overcrowded Fairview location to a new
campus at Point Grey. The campaign
culminated with the
Great Trek in October 1922.
There is, however, another cairn
on campus that goes
largely unnoticed.
Located between the
Main Library and
Buchanan Tow-er,
the small stone caim
is bracketed by a
hedge and flanked
by granite benches. Inscribed with
the University's motto "Tuum Est- It
is Yours," the cairn was erected
anonymously in 1949. The original
plaque reads as follows:
Erected to commemorate
the actions of student bodies, in
providing for their Alma Mater and
the citizens of British Columbia,
gifts of buildings herein enumerated.
The five original projects listed
on separate plaques affixed to the
cairn include: Brock Hall (1940),
Gymnasium (1929), Playing Fields
(1931), Stadium (1937) and Armouries (1942). Plaques commemorating
several other student-supported initiatives were added
after 1949.
For some time
the identity of the
cairn's donor remained something
of a mystery. In
1985, however, the
Heritage Committee of the Alumni
Association identified Frank Buck as the individual
responsible for the cairn. Buck, who
supervised campus development and
served as honorary professor of
horticulture, guided the university's
landscape development from 1920 to
1949. In 1985, the Heritage Committee formally dedicated the cairn and
added a new plaque recounting its
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Step by Step
(Beach Holme,
paper, unpriced) is
Ginny Russell's
first book. It's set
in the old fishing
village of Ladner,
on the banks of
the Fraser River, and is for middle-
grade readers. My eleven year old
confessed she couldn't get past the
beginning. "This girl's Mom dies, you
Kim Jamieson is trying to make it
through grade nine. Her mother has
now been dead for three whole
months and fifteen days.That's the
worst part about the book. The best
part is that Kim is a likeable character, sympathetically portrayed, and
people who care about her help
Kim start moving through her grief.
I especially like her police officer
father. Then there's Susie, with her
bratty brothers. The girls handle the
brothers with the right mixture of
exasperation, and on Susie's part
anyway, fondness.
The plot moves forward at a
good pace. Mike Mikowski, an awkward boy, all arms and legs, literally
trips over Kim in the halls at school
and then becomes friends with her.
A young boy goes missing, Kim's father has to work late yet again. Kim
gets tired of take-out Chinese food
and pizza and fifteen dirty T-shirts—
and eventually Kim does the laundry,
she and Mike find the missing kid,
and the loose ends in the book tie
up in a satisfying way.
A nice touch by the publishers is
the black and white motif of snow
geese and bulrushes at the beginning of each chapter.
The Arts and OurTown:The
Community Arts Council of
Vancouver 1946-1996 by Elizabeth
O'Kiely BA'46,      	
BSW47, BSW72
(Community Arts
Council, paper,
unpriced), with a
foreword by Max
Wyman. Wyman
tells us that the Vancouver Arts
Council is a powerhouse of an organization and the first arts council
in North America. It has been widely
copied since.Vancouver has been
largely shaped by the Arts Council.
In the fifties,Vancouver had more
neon signs than any other place in
the world. Georgia Street was hideous with the plastic pennants of car
dealers and giant billboards loomed
everywhere. The spaces above the
streets were thick with overhead
trolley and electric wires. We have
the Community Arts Council to
thank that the signs are down, the
wires are buried, and there are still
views of the mountains downtown.
And can you imagine a Vancouver
without any of its signature plum
and cherry blossom in the spring?
Before the CAC's lobbying efforts
there were no trees planted anywhere in the city.
And there's the saving of the
Orpheum, the rejuvenation of
Gastown, Erickson's Courthouse
complex ... Read the book.
White Linen Remembered by
Marya Fiamengo, BA'48, MA'66
(Ronsdale, paper,
unpriced) is the
seventh book by a
writer the publisher describes as
"one of Canada's
truly fine women
poets." Fiamengo
is not well-known
to younger readers.Although she
has been publishing for four decades,
the largest part of her work—four
books—appeared in the seventies
and she publishes almost nothing in
literary magazines.
This is a book of elegies. Dead
friends and companions appear, and
reappear, movingly, throughout.
Fiamengo's lines are short, and her
sentences pared. One senses the ■
writer going through her work and
cutting. In "The Pear Tree" she
writes: Summer is stitching/Sewing
red thread into a circular/dazzle of
cloth. Red stitches/on white linen.
To enter into the work is like
dropping over your head into clear
water; the reader sees the words all
right, and understand the meanings
of each, but to make sense of the
whole you have to work, take
strides along the bottom and use
your arms and legs vigorously.
There's a denseness to Fiamengo's
poetry and a sense of the writer
carrying on a conversation that
started long before you slid into the
Spiritual concerns, painting, and
feminism are important themes in
these poems. Fiamengo has some
extraordinary lines; "Mortal the
flesh moves/toward silence," and
"When I am old/and half asleep
drowsing/over old fidelities/1 shall
move/toward the wisdom/found in
the sound/of water."
Molly Brown is Not a Clown by
Linda Rogers, BA'68, MA'70 illustrated by Rick
Van Krugel,
(Ronsdale, paper,
unpriced) is a
children's book
from the prolific
Victoria author.
My daughter who
is eleven, the
same as the heroine, Molly Brown,
fell upon it.The first chapter was
slightly slow going— she thought it
was for babies and younger people—but after that she thought it
was great. She read it on the bus to
school, during silent reading when
she got home. She even confessed
to staying up a bit late finishing it.
It isn't an ordinary book about
two kids who hang out. It's about a
kid who decides she really wants to
find her Dad, and they have a hilarious adventure trying to find him.
Parents may find the adventure
heart-wrenching, but there's no denying there's a good fast pace to the
book. Molly and her friend Trouper
are delightful characters, and I must
say I was partial to Candace, also
known as Candy ma'am, Molly's embarrassing clown mother, too."Hav
ing Candace for a mother is like
having a pet parrot drive you to
school," Molly laments.
Rogers' affectionate tone makes
the book successful. She is totally au
courant with slang, girls playing
hockey, and a Chinese grandmother
(Trouper's) with no English. My
daughter loved the unexpected ending. I found it unbelievable, but what
kid cares what a grownup thinks?
Charlatans, and Chicanery:
More Outrageous Tales of Skulduggery by Andreas Schroeder,
BA'70, MA'72 (McClelland & Stewart,
paper, $ 19.99) is
another book of
exploits about
crooks. What
makes them fun is
Schroeder's impeccable command of language and tone. Despite
the hugeness of these crooks' shenanigans—like buying the Bank of
Portugal with its own money—this
stuff would be dull if it weren't for
the sarcasm and wonder the writer
injects into the material.
In our household, three people of
wildly different ages read this book,
quietly taking it away from one another when they got a chance. My
mother couldn't believe what my
husband was telling us about the
"polar hanky-panky" of the Arctic
explorers, Peary, Cook and Byrd,
and our daughter got so interested
she had to find out for herself.AII
were convinced by Schroeder's research.
My favourite story was "Heisting
in Slo-Mo" where two bank robbers
are so obvious about their intents
that the whole town knows about
the expected robbery and calls
come in to the police before the
"increasingly famous duo had even
entered town." When the big event
finally happens after months of dithering, two FBI agents are at the police station using the telephones and
tying up both lines.This story had
me helpless with glee. •
26    L'BC Ail mm Chronici.k, Kai.i. 1997 20s
Dr. Joseph Kania BASc'26, MASc'28 and wife Florence just
got back from Europe where they flew to Barcelona via
Amsterdam and boarded a cruise ship to Rome,Venice and
Vienna to visit friends and family.
John, BA'46, BEd and Bernice (MacDonald), BEd'64
Charters received the BC Heritage Award for their work
in Castlegar on heritage and historical projects.They spearheaded the restoration ofthe Castlegar rail station and the
Zuckerberg Island Heritage Park ... Raymond Gaul BASc'40
worked in the aluminum industry as a metallurgist in
Canada, England and the US and has been a volunteer for 15
years since he retired ... Dr.Adam C.Waldie BA'45 had a
medical practice onW I Oth for 36 years and is currently
working in walk-in clinics in the Lower Mainland ... Oops!
The e-mail address of one C.John West BCom'48 was
incorrectly given in the last issue. If you wish to contact this
former Fort Camp resident from 1945-47, write to:
Dr. Peter Elliott BSc'S8, MSc'65 and wife Diane (Waters)
Elliott BHE'59 have just moved to Cortes Island after living
in Kelowna for 28 years. Peter just retired from the
Okanagan University College, biology department. For anyone wishing to contact them, their e-mait address is:
<ynystref@oberon.ark.com> ... Edward Greathed BA'58
recently took early retirement from a great career of more
than 25 years in intergovernmental affairs with the Ontario
Public Service ... Retired Dr. Jean Hopkins Jackson BA'50
is a volunteer in charge ofthe LAPD - Hollywood division's
gardens and also the third vice-president ofthe LA Garden
Club ... Marnie Keith-Murray BPE'58, started her own
research firm ten years ago, and took a break this past winter to backpack around Asia, New Zealand, and work in
Australia ...After graduation, Louke B. Kleyn BArch'58
worked as an architect, was appointed as the Director for
Planning for Surrey in the early sixties, and took Master
Classes in Harpischord Performance at UBC ... Peter
Lustig BCom'54 has been reappointed to another two-year
term as the federal commissioner on the BC Treaty Commission inVancouver ... After 25 years of serving as professor of microbiology and cell biology at the Indian Institute of
of Science in Bangalore,T. Ramakrishnan PhD'55 retired in
1982 but continued as Emeritus Professor. He published
100 research papers in international journals.
Michael Conway Baker BMus'66 received the Order of
BC on June 19 ... Quon S. Chow BASc'64 (Elec Eng) resigned from Nortel in Atlanta after 30 years and went onto
a second career as vice president of engineering forYurie
Systems, Inc. ...Joan (MacKenzie) Forrester BA'65 is
currently managing a personal investments and commercial
real estate office and has three 20+ children ...Wendy
Johannson BA'63tMEd'86 is a counsellor at Princess
Nahienaena school in Maui and spends her free time
snorkeling and swimming ... Stuart R. MacMillan BSc'66
(Agr) has started his own business called "Speakers and
More," supplying speakers and convention planning to the
agricultural industry ... John Saarma BASc'62 is in his 35th
year with Rayonier, Inc. and is now working as a principal
scientist at the research center in Jesup, Georgia ... Ann
(Pelly) Snowsell BA'67 and husband Doug lived in Chile
for 10 years and Spain for four and are now in Canada to
set up marriage encounters for the Christian and Missionary
Alliance of Canada ...Richard Barry Stinson BEd'66,
MEd'79 is retired and loving it... Paul Tang BSc'66 received
the 1996-97 Outstanding Professor Award at California
State University, Long Beach.The award is based on a combination of teaching, scholarly activity and service ... Victor
Mamoru Uegama BASc'65 (Mech Eng) has been promoted
to vice-president, marketing at Procor Sulphur Services in
Calgary. He and wife Susan (Thorneycroft) Uegama
BEd'68, Dip Ad Ed'96 send news that their daughter, Jennifer
Uegama BA'96 is studying architecture at DalTech in Halifax ... Formerly a consultant with Trans Alta Corporation,
Rory Wellings BASc'67,MBA'73 now joins Capilano College in their Asia Pacific Management Cooperative Program.
Well-rounded individual James Fraser BA'78, MA 79, LLB'83
practices corporate, wills and estates law, is president ofthe
Canadian Amateur Dancesport Association, and sings in the
Vancouver Bach Choir ... Neil D. Fraser BASc'78 (Chem
Eng) was promoted to director of marketing-cardiovascular
products at Medtronic of Canada Ltd., in Mississauga, Ont....
Pearl PeiYu Hsiang BA'78 is happily married with two
kids, Oliver and Dominique ... F. Ernest Jerome MSc'71,
MBA'87 teaches Finance and Quantitative Methods at
Malaspina University College in Nanaimo ... Mark Scott
Johnson PhD'78 (Comp Sci) has joined Software Corp. as
director of engineering ... J. Richard Kitson BMus'7 /,
MMus'73, PhD'86 has been appointed assistant editor of the
Repertoire Internationale de la presse musicale at the University of Maryland, College Park ...Jim Lyster BSc'77,
Lic.Acct'79 completed a masters in Divinity from Regent
College in May, 1996 and was ordained as a priest in the
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Anglican Church of Canada last June ... Former AMS education rep Sandy (Kass) McCormick BEd'73 continues her
commitment to education as vice-chair of the Vancouver
School Board ... Kathleen Nichol BA'70, MLS'73 and husband Alex MA'70 have their own vineyard and farm winery
in Naramata, BC.An Ehrenfelser called Maxine's will to be
ready this Sept., named after Kathleen's mother Maxine
(Chapman) Sturgess BA'30 ... Gary Ordog BSc'76,
MD'79 and wife Cindy are expecting their third child. Gary
is chairman and medical director of a new department of
medical toxicology at the Henry Mago Hospital in LA ...
Donald Porter BArch'78 has been named a partner at
HLW International LLP, an architecture, engineering, interiors and planning firm in New York City ... Greg Small
BASc'78 (Geo Eng), wife Jane (Harvey) Small BSN'79 and
daughter Lisa moved from Syria to the Philippines where
Greg is chief petroleum engineer with Philippnes Exploration B.V.
Kenneth Beller BSc'82, MBA'85 finished his PhD in Business Administration and Finance at Washington State University last December and is joining their faculty at theTri-
Cities branch campus ... Newlywed Linda (Chan) Brown
LLB'88 was married last March and is a partner with Russell
& DuMoulin, practicing corporate, commercial, corporate
finance and securities law ... Susan Mae Bruyere BHE'82
recently registered for UBC Air Miles Mastercard which has
captured the interest of many in Prince George ... Kathleen
(Bednard) Callow BA'86 and husband Mark Callow
BA'83, BSW'86 are celebrating the birth of their baby boy,
Aidan Ron, last April, a brother for Matthew ... Michael
Canic BPE'81, MPE'83, PhD'88 recently moved to Atlanta
and is the vice-president of the Atlanta Consulting Group ...
Another birth announcement for Ellen Chacon BA'84 and
husband William Harrison; Miles was born last March. Sister
Stephanie Chacon BSc'81, MSc'88 also had a baby boy.
A well-known New York subsidy book
publisher is searching for manuscripts.
Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, juvenile, travel,
scientific, specialized and even controversial subjects will be considered. If you
have a book-length manuscript ready for
publication (or are still working on it) and
would like more information and a free
32-page booklet, please write:
516 W #4th St., New York, NY 10001
Alexander Olson, last June ...Amy Chang BA'87 married
Patrick Cheah in 1991 and moved to Hong Kong in 1992.
Three years later their first son, Nicholas, was born and now
she is a part-time mother and freelancer in translation work
for government agencies and market research companies ...
Brent Cyca BSc'89 is due to be married this September to
Sunita Sastry and will be living in Palo Alto, California for a
few years before returning to Canada. Friends are welcome
to contact them at: 340 Ventura Ave., Palo Alto, CA, 94306 ...
Hilary (Swanson) Espezel BSN'87 and Philip Espezel
BASc'88 (Civ Eng) married in 1989 and recently celebrated
the birth of their son, Colin. Hilary is a nurse clinican and
Philip is a professional engineer ... Charlotte Genschorek
BEd'89, BA'9 i, MA'97 (Couns Psych) is currently working as a
district counsellor for the Surrey School Board. Plans for a
PhD are in the works ... Moira J. Harrison BA'86 and husband Dave are thrilled to announce the birth of Glen Alexander, born April 9. Motra and Dave both work for Canadian
Forest Products inVancouver ...Graham Heal BA'83 is
now vice-president, marketing ofVancouver based Net
Nanny Software Int'l Inc. He was also married to Judy Lam
last autumn ... Finally settled in Gilroy, California, Geoff
Huenemann BSc'87 and wife Karyn (Engler)
Huenemann BA'87 are enjoying their newborn son,
Riordan James, born last May ...After nine years in vocational
rehab and career counselling, Brent Hunter BA'85 followed his own advice and ran away to work for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines as an assistant purser on the Grandeur of
the Seas ... Ken Jessen BASc'88 (Eiec Eng) and Sandra
(Miller) Jessen BASc'88 (Elec Eng) are thrilled with the
birth of their first child, Peter Garibaldi, last June ...Currently teaching grades five and six in St. Catherines, Ont.,
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Laub BSc'70 in August...
Michael Lustig BA'84 is
one of four recipients of
the 1997 Teaching Award
of Excellence. He is working in the Department of
Political Science at Southern Methodist University
in Dallas,Texas ...After a
four-year posting as manager of Inhouse Seismic
Processing with Shell Nigeria, David Mackie
MSc'85 (Geophys) has returned to take up duties
with Shell Canada in
Calgary... Kim (Nalesnik)
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Heather Malcolm BA'86, BEd'92 is the languages department head at aVernon high school and is happily settling
into her first house ... Tessa (Hoeter) Marks BCom'80 was
recently made a partner at KPMG Peat Marwick in
Milwaukee,practicing in the tax area ...Andrea Demchuk
Mozer BA'81, MA'85 is living in the heart of Toronto and
loving it as she continues to pursue her PhD in Political
Science at the U ofT. If anyone would like to contact her,
she can be reached at <amozer@ibm.net> ... Rod Negrave
BSc'88 and Louise (Kennelly) Negrave BSc'89 are pleased
to announce the arrival of Karl Roderick, born April 24.
Both are raising organic cattle and sheep ... Michele (Sanders) O'Flynn BA'89, MA'9I is moving from White Rock to
Powell River where husband John will be principal of Assumption School.They would like friends to write them at:
7174 Field St., Powell River, BC.V8A IS7 ... It's a boy for Bob
Pringle BSc'78 (Agr) and Patrice (Watson) Pringle
AiBA'89, born last March. Bob is currently regional manager
at CIBC and Patrice is on maternity leave from her position
as risk analyst also at CIBC ...Another arrival for Murray
Sexton BASc'85 (Civ Eng) and wife Denise; their first child,
Reanna Elizabeth, was born last June ... Margot Stewart-
Lee BA'82, MEd'93 and Wilson Lee BCom'83, LLB'87 just
had their second child, Jess, born on Jan. I I ofthis year.
Margot is still working as a counsellor at Columbia College
and Wilson is a litigator with Baumgartel Gould ...Bill
Sundhu BA'80 was recently appointed as a judge of the
Provincial Court of BC at Kamloops, BC ... Fiona Taylor
BSc'85, A1BA'87 and husband Pascal Leidekker welcomed
their first child, Danielle, on December 27, 1996 ... Simon
van Norden BA'82 has recently left the Bank of Canada to
teach finance at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales
in Montreal ...After four short months, Michael Vanchu
BCom'83, MBA'87 has left his position as vice-president of
Canadian Business Information to become director of marketing for Phonnetix Intelecom ... Christa Wallace BSc'88
(Agr), MSc'9/ received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
degree from Atlantic Veterinary College last May ...Tony G.
Wong BASc'84 (Mech Eng) has taken a new assignment as
manufacturing project manager for GM's new automobile
assembly plant in Rayong,Thailand ...Allen K.Wu DMD'88
has successfully completed the post-graduate program in
endodontics at Boston University Goldman School of
Graduate Dentistry and is now a certified specialist in endodontics and practicing inVancouver ... Harvey Yee BCom'83
and Andrea Wong BCom'83 are pleased to announce the
birth of their second child, Michelle Alyssa, on May 21, a
sister for Candice.
Mary Bonnell BPharm'94 and husband Phil MacKinnon are
the proud parents of a girl, Riley MacKinnon, born May 22 ...
Erin Brouse BA'95 completed her MA at U of T in Poli Sci
last May and is now commencing her PhD. She is the recipient of two U ofT Open Fellowships for next year ...
Alfonso Chang BCom'90 is a senior systems analyst with
the Technical Architecture group in the CO Rail IS depart
ment in Calgary ...After graduation, Steven Chan MBA'94
started his own home-based business, specialising in earthquake kits and emergency preparedness supplies which is
now going strong ... Larry Chrobot BSF'9I just wed
Carolyn Gabriel and had a ripper time. He highly recommends it... Ayra Davy BSc'95 scored the winning goal for
the Canadian women's field hockey championship as BC
defeated Ontario 4-1 ... After seven years in the transportation industry, Patricia Dick BCom'90 is changing careers.
She will soon begin articling at KPMG in Chilliwack and
working towards her CA designation ... Stan Dosso PhD'90
and Shelley (McRae) Dosso BSN'87 were married in 1990
and have two boys. Stan is assistant professor in the school
of earth and ocean sciences at UVic and Shelley is nursing
part time at the Royal Jubilee ... Last June Sean W. Fleming
BSc*94 received a master's degree in Geophysics from Oregon State University and is currently doing research in
New Mexico towards a PhD in geohydrology ...Vern
Griffiths BCom'90, BMus'94 received his MMus from the
Orchestral Performance program at the Manhattan School
of Music in May. He will also be teaching in UBC's School of
Music this fail... Debbie (Hoffman) Jamison BA'90 is a
legal assistant in the litigation department of ICBC. She and
husband Scott are thrilled with their new baby girl, Kristen,
born last September ... Nichole Johnston BA'92, BEd'93 is
teaching at an elementary school in Richmond ... Maria
Kalergis BSc'92 has been awarded the 1997 Dietitians of
Canada Memorial Fund Graduate Scholarship and is currently pursuing doctoral studies at McGill University ...
Christina Laffin BA'96 is in her first year of a MA program
at the University of Tokyo, researching Japanese premodern
diary literature by women ... Cindy Lui BCom'96 is in corporate communications with Concord Pacific Developments
... Derek W. Lum BSc'94 graduated from the U of Calgary
last May and is now beginning a two-year residency in family
practice in Prince George ... Lisa Marley BSc'9/ (Agr) recently received a diploma in Animal Health Technology from
the College of the Cariboo in Kamloops and hopes to work
in an animal emergency clinic or as a pharmaceutical sales
rep ...John McGuire PhD'95 (Phil) has been teaching at a
university in Korea for the past year ... Elaine Morris BA'93
has moved to Calgary to join her fiancee, Jim Mugford.The
wedding date is for Feb. 21, 1998 inVancouver ... Larry
Palazzi MSc'93 (Comp Sci) is a systems analyst for Perot
Systems in Troy, Michigan. He and his wife Tammy have a
two-year-old son named Lucas ... Elvis was not involved with
this one! Allison (Domeier) Patterson BSc'94 (OT) and
husband Chris were married in Las Vegas on May 10th, 1997.
Allison is working inVictoria at the Gorge Road Hospital ...
Bon Voyage! Christina Sears BEd'94 is moving to Haiti to
teach at international schools ...Tony K.Schubert BSc'96
(Math) is still hoping and waiting for employment as a math/
physics teacher ...JoyWee MD'93 has finished physical
medicine and rehabilitation at Queen's University, and is
now doing stroke rehab at Holy Family Hospital ... Heather
(Sanders) Willis BSc'91 (Agr) recently received a PhD from
U of Alberta and also gave birth to twin sons, Connor and
lain last May. Husband Jay Willis BSc'9/ (Agr) is managing
the Swine Unit at the Edmonton Research Farm. •
In Memoriam
Dr. William Russell Bacon BASc'39, MASc'42, PhD
of Vancouver, Aug. 13, 1996.
Peter Bloodoff MA'81
of Prince George, October, 1996.
H. Ray Ellard BASc'48
of Calgary, May 7, 1997.
Bernard Gillie BA'44, BEd'51, Hon.DocDegree, UVic
ofVictoria, July, 1997.
Charles Marion Lillard BA'69, MA'73
ofVictoria, March 27, 1997.
Harry Lotzkar BA'34, MA'35
of Walnut Creek, CA, March 12, 1997.
William George Muir BSF'64, LLB'77
of Courtenay, BC, June 15, 1997.
HaroW James Neumann BASc'61
of Abbotsford, Sept. 6, 1996.
,. Edward Nunn BASc'27
>;.       crf West Unn, OR, April I, 1997.
Mart T. Olsen BASc'SI
ofVancouver, June 22, 1997.
Sydney Segal MA'54
ofVancouver, June 21, 1997.
:Alan Smith BSc'4l,PhD
ofWashington, February 25, 1997.
Alan Robinson Smith BASc'41
of Vancouver, February 25, 1997.
William G. Stott BCom'34, BA'35
Kenneth John Torrance BSW49, BEd
of Camrose, Alta., Dec. I, 1996.
Raymond Brooks Turner BA'50
of West Vancouver, June 18, 1997.
Jack Stephen Vaughan BA'54, BSW58, MSW'62
ofVancouver, Jan. 31,1997.
John Peterson Walsh BMus'74
ofVancouver, Feb. 15, 1997.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1997     29 ALUMNI  ACROSTIC  PUZZLE
1         B
3      S
4      A
5      G
i^^H 6      0
8      F
11       L
15     B
16      M
18    G
19     A
20     X
21      J
27     E
30    W
31      Q
33     U
34     G
35     O
36      V
37      H
44      X
46     P
47      A
48      T
49     C
50      X
52      H
56      Ql
58     A
59      G
60     B
61      F
62     S
63     U
64     M
66      K
70      R
72      X
73     W
75      L
76      K
77     C
78     R
84        1
90      N
91      D
92      P
94     S
95     J
99     W
101       I
102     V
104    L
105   M
106    A
107    E
109     L
113    C
115    N
116    D
118    T
120    H
121    0
123    A
126     L
127     P
129    A
130   Q
132    C
133    H
134     X
136     J
141     C
143     L
144    G
146   W
147   M
148    Q
149   D
151     N
155      I
157    G
158    B
160    E
161    M
162    S
163     I
164    A
165    H
166    R
170    Q
173      I
174    A
176    B
177    N
178    K
179     L
181    D
A.      Frequent phrase in the Queen's
holiday greetings: 4 wds.
B.      Canadian bookstore chain
C. Tooted one's own horn
D. Type of offspring
E. Teens! Tired of being hassled
by your parents? Act now!
Move out, get a job, pay your
own bills....while you still know-
F. Name officially
G.      More than 18,000 of
these were displayed in the
Lower Mainland in the late 1950s:
2 wds.
H.      Crosbie on Canada's clout in
trade disputes: "We can speak
loudly and carry ": 3 wds.
I.       Increased the scope of
J.       This bird feeds exclusively
on fish
K.      Frustrated rush hour
driver's curse: 2 wds.
L. Farley Mowat: "Truth I have
no trouble with, it's the facts
I get .': 3 wds.
M.     What Fotheringham calls the Liberals:
the governing party.
N.  Prelude
119  4   58 19  174 168 106
129 145 153 164 123 47
158 110 60  176 57  1  15
132   77
149    124
152 107 160 27  54 96  88
17  172  41
128  71  135 79  32
5  59  67  144 18  140 34
157 100
111 37  120 131  28 133 52
163  155
84    87
175    95
178    2
143 137 75  109 11  38  114
126 104 22  150 179
64  29  53  147 16  161 105
69  115 177 90 82  45  151
O. If it ain't broke, don't
P.  Provincial park near
Oliver, B.C.
Q.  Crosbie's book:	
Barred: My Life in Politics: 2 wds.
6  97  121 171 35
156  127 12 81  46  92  26
Haig-Brown liked to
do this: 2 wds.
Beatles'lyric:" , do
you want to know a secret?"
U.      Menu word
V.      Mountain on the Saanich
W.     Summons
X.      Frank Ogden on technology:
"One must learn how to walk
on quicksand and dance
with to thrive..."
146    30     55      14     42    108    73
72     180    44    93     65     50     125
134    20
by Mary Trainer
When properly filled in, the letters in the box form a quotation from a book
written by a UBC person. The first letters of each clue, reading down, form
the name ofthe author and title ofthe book. Complete the puzzle and return it to us by December 15, and you may win a swell Alumni mouse pad!
Winners are picked in a random draw from among the correct solutions sent
in. Solution in the next issue.
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