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post secondary education is
The Government of
Canada provides support
to post secondary education in a number of
important ways. Here are
some recent examples
showing how the level of
this support has been
I Student Assistance
In March, 1983 the Government of Canada added
$60 million to its student
assistance programs for loans
to full and part-time students
and interest relief for borrowers who are disabled or on
Unemployment Insurance.
For 1982-83, the Government
of Canada guaranteed
$300 million in loans to
184,000 students.
2 Centres of
The Government of Canada
recently introduced a new
$25 million Centres of
Specialization program to
assist Canadian universities
in expanding their training,
research and development
capacity. The new Centres
of Specialization program will
help to provide increased
learning opportunities for students in areas of discipline
with good employment
opportunities while also
helping universities to meet
Canada's present and future
research needs.
3 Funding for the Post
Secondary System
In 1984-85 the Government
of Canada's financial support
for post secondary education,
provided through transfer
payments to the provinces,
will total over $4.2 billion.
This amount, which represents an increase of about
$240 million over 1983-84,
equals $167.60 for every
person in Canada.
To learn more about the
role of the Government of
Canada in post secondary
education, complete and
mail the coupon below.
Serge Joyal
Secretary of Stale
Secretary of State
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\folume 38. Number 2. Summer 1984
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time to try that Grecian Formula
Alumni Activities
J. V. Clyne By Murray McMillan
Six receive Drennan scholarships
The new Chancellor means business By Anne Sharp
Fighting the Battle of the Budget By Mike Sasges
Alumni Awards announced
The Sports Year in Review
UBC alumni and CUSO
'Purpose of Universities' survey results
2 "2
Eastern grads get together
EDITOR: M. Anne Sharp
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Index ISSN 0041-4999.
Alumni election
Elbert S. Reid, BASc'51, is the
new vice-president of the UBC
Alumni Association, defeating
William B. McNulty, BPE'68,
MPE'70, MA'83 in the 1984 Alumni
Association election, returning
officer Catherine Best reports.
As vice-president, Reid
automatically becomes president of
the Association for 1985-86.
President of the Association for
1984-85 is Kyle R.Mitchell,
BCom'65, LLB'66.
The post of treasurer was filled
by acclamation by incumbent
treasurer Kevin R. Rush, BSc'80,
The six candidates for member-
at-large for 1984-86 were also
elected by acclamation. They are
Lynne A. Carmichael, BEd'72,
MA'83; Mark W. Hilton, BCom'83;
Ann McAfee, BA'62, MA'67,
PhD'75; George K. Mapson,
BPE'73, MEd'79; Oscar Sziklai,
MF'61, PhD'64 and G. Brent
Tynan, BCom'82, LLB'83.
The other elected members of the
Board of Management are
members-at-large elected in 1983
for a two year term. They are:
Robert Affleck, BASc'55; Catherine
Best, BA'76, LLB'81; Robert F.
Osborne, BA'33, BEd'48; Joanne
Ricci, BSN'75, MSN'77; Alfred
Scow, LLB'61 and George Volkoff,
BA'34, MA'36, PhD'40 (U. Calif.,
Berkeley), DSc (Hon. Causa)'45.
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correct name and
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please cut off the present Chronicle
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new information to: Alumni Records,
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spouse's full name.
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Chronicle/Summer 1984   3 A letter from Edinburgh
Dear Editor:
My daughter, Bridget Stevens, who is
the senior administrative officer in the
extra mural department here at the University of Edinburgh, has shown me a copy of
your Chronicle for Fall 1983 and your Annual
Report 1982-83. I am writing to say that I
found these documents most interesting
and I congratulate you on the high standard in both publications. I enjoyed
"Father to Son" which appeared in the
Chronicle and it has given me the idea of
using this theme in one of my editorials for
our Edinburgh publication.
If there are any Edinburgh graduates
among your membership and they would
care to write to me I shall be happy to keep
them in touch with developments here.
I have retired from my business appointments in Edinburgh, but I am taking a continuing interest in the Graduates' Association and it is my turn this year to be
President and to continue as Honorary Editor of our Journal. I have visited Vancouver
during my active business life and according to Bridget's report the city is still as
beautiful as ever.
William V. Stevens, President
University of Edinburgh Graduates'
5 Buccleuch Place
Chronicle best way to stay
in touch
Dear Editor:
It was very good of you to draw my
attention to p. 16 of the latest Chronicle
(Spring, 1984), though I might well have
come on the story myself ("Memories of
Fairview") since I do look fairly regularly at
the Chronicle as the best way I have of keeping in touch with the old place.
Please accept my compliments on both
the format and the contents of the journal
under your management. The cover of this
last issue (Spring, 1984) is attractive. It's
easy to find what's important. And, best of
all, the stories seem reliable; at any rate I
can vouch for those on Fairview and on
UBC archaeologists.
Best wishes for your difficult assignment.
Homer A.   Thompson,  BA'25, MA'27,  PhD
Institute for Advanced Study
Princeton, N./.
Grads in legislature
Dear Editor:
I noted in the Spring Chronicle on page 22
a list of alumni in the Legislative Assembly
of British Columbia. As a matter of interest, I had our research department look up
background information on all the MLAs
which I thought you might find interesting. The list goes as follows:
University grads — not UBC; Dave Barrett, BA (Seattle), MSW (St. Louis); Robin
Blencoe, BA (Victoria); Alan Passarel, BEd
(Notre Dame, Nelson, B.C.); Tom Water-
land, BSc (South Dakota School of Mines).
University grads - UBC (not on the
Chronicle list) — Mark Rose, BSc (UBC),
MEd (Western); Elwood Veitch, BCom
(UBC) MBA (Columbia); Russell Fraser,
The interesting part of this information is
that, in addition to the 19 you have shown
on your list, seven other Members of the
Legislative Assembly are University graduates, bringing to a total of 26 the number of
graduates serving an Assembly of 57. This
suggest to me that relative to the general
population, we have a high percentage of
university graduates serving the electorate
of British Columbia.
Russell Fraser, P.Eng.,
M.L.A. Vancouver South
Proud of UBC
Dear Editor:
I enclose an information item for your
possible use in "Spotlight". I do not know
if you will find it suitable but I notice that
the 30s seem to have less and less as the
years roll by.
It must be over thirty years since my surviving classmates had a chance to hear of
me in my Western North Carolina home. I
am considering the dual possibilities of
"Homecoming" in 1984 and 1986. I spent
three of my college years with the class of
'34 before taking two years out as a gold
miner in the Bridge River. I surprised
myself by graduating with the class of '36.
I hope that you will set out the dates for
Homecoming long before the event so people like myself can make arrangements to
attend. It is a little disheartening to read
about these events after the fact. Like most
alumni, I am very proud of my early associations, so difficult to come by, and of the
fact that, even 3,500 miles away, much of
my credits were readily recalled and appropriate when I sought accreditation as a professional accountant. It may have been a
very small university but it was always a
quality university.
I recall having responded to a request for
annual contributions to the Chronicle a couple of years ago. I enclose my check for
$10, as an effort to indicate my appreciation of the service the University and its
alumni provides me with its publications.
Frank C. Thorneloe, BCom'36
Bostic, North Carolina
Invest in higher education
Dear Editor:
Fifty years ago a privileged few British
Columbians were attending UBC while
most of their friends and neighbors struggled through the Depression. With the
help of relatives and a scholarship I was
one of those few. After World War II, all
was changed. Universities were doubled
and tripled overnight to accomodate the
veterans who demanded the right to use
their GI benefits. Many of our most productive businessmen, professionals and
I artists were among that number. Need one
ask whether the opening of university
doors to a broader spectrum of Canadians
was good for Canada, for B.C.?
The policy of making higher education
available to a considerable proportion of
citizens has continued up until a year or so
ago, but now it seems we are to go back to
the elitist view of education which prevailed in the bad old Depression days of
R.B. Bennett. We cannot afford higher education for more than a small proportion of
our bright young people? We cannot provide extension and upgrading courses to
30,000 hard-working men and women
throughout B.C.'s hinterland who produce
much of the province's resource wealth?
We must close David Thompson University
Centre in Nelson? This in a year when the
provincial budget is increased by 12 percent?
Surely we, the privileged few to get a
university education in Depression days,
and the much larger contingent who have
graduated since, have a duty to restore a
better balance in the values being implemented by the policy-makers in this beautiful province. Let us tell the government
that we want our money invested, in part
at least, in building up the productivity of
the people of this province and in husbanding and using its natural resources
wisely in the service of all British Columbians.
Russell McArthur, BASc'36
Nelson, B.C.
University education
not wasted
Dear Editor:
Enclosed please find a filled-out copy of
your clipping in the Spring Issue entitled
"What Do You Think?" (a questionnaire to
solicit readers' opinions on the purpose of
Speaking personally, while I have
attended three universities for a total of
seven years (U. of Manitoba 2 years, UBC 4
years at 3 different times, McGill U. 1 year)
I have only a lowly BA to show for my
efforts, even though I tried for an MSc at
both McGill and UBC — unsuccessfully.
Many brainy persons end up with a PhD in
three years of graduate work, but while
disappointing, nevertheless these years of
varied grad studies were far from wasted
as the following questions may make clear.
1. What is a Geology BA grad doing
exploring in central-southern Africa for
several years, seeing no other white men
for months at a time and speaking only
Bantu dialects — then coming back for an
Academic Teaching Certificate and spending many years as a high school teacher
and principal of schools in B.C. specializing in English and Social Studies, as well as
simultaneously administering to the needs
of a dozen teachers, 600 elementary pupils
and 275 high school students?
2. What is a professional engineer and
consulting geologist doing living in Canada's Arctic at 68 degrees 23' North latitude
checking off 18-inch nylon mesh whale
nets as a line of parka-clad Inuit shuffle up
in their mukluks to borrow two or three
4   Chronicle/Summer 1984 each to assist them to catch white belugas
so they and their dog teams won't starve
the following winter?
3. What is an Okanagan apple, apricot
and peach grower with 17 years of experience doing tracing complex cave paintings
(made 23-40,000 years earlier in red, blue,
black and yellow ochre clays by Aborigine
migrant waves of settlers in northern Australia)?
4. What was a gunner in a Camp
Petawawa anti-tank battery doing earlier in
a Munich beer garden before heading to
the home he shared with a German titled
baron and his Esthonian wife, speaking
nothing but German from morning to
5. Why is a man crouching low just off a
jungle path on the island of Bali, the full
moon shining balefully as a dozen saron-
draped natives pound past, their long
kukri-type knives gleaming hungrily for
his corpse — why is this same man kneeling humbly in a Catholic cathedral at Char-
tres, praying fervently that he may be able
to get back to Paris, undetected, before he
6. Why is an older student at McGill, and
later UBC, trying to wrest the desired MSc
from the hoary walls of academic excellence only to learn that his "grey cells" are
lacking in sufficient numbers to gain such
learned sheepskins, what is such a run-of-
the-mill older student later doing as project
engineer in charge of all field work for the
Peace River Power Development Project:
directing the activities of 75 scientists, surveyors, technicians and diamond drillers,
as well as helicopter and fixed wing pilots,
catskinners, riverboatmen, truck drivers
and packhorse wranglers?
The foregoing six anomalies, all experienced by the same individual, are outlined
merely to show that, while one university
student may be weak on the theoretical
research required for a post-graduate
degree, nevertheless his professors and
department heads could be afflicted by
tunnel vision and too-rigid academic
guidelines in making their negative decisions re turning down students seeking
post-graduate degrees.
University learning may represent only a
small segment out of the lives of its recipients, but without it their lives could be
severely hemmed in and monotonously
reduced. Such learning, however misplaced and seemingly wasted at the time,
can become the stepping-stone to a most
interesting and tremendously varied series
of careers — as has been my own.
Your article "The Purpose of Universities" by J.P. Cooney, starts with a thought-
provoking quotation from Aristotle, made
about 330 B.C. Thinking back to my
history teaching days, several decades ago,
I seem to remember that Socrates also
advocated "moderation in all things" as a
way of life.
This is a good philosophy which I sometimes try to follow. So in answer to your
query No. 1: "To what extent should UBC
stress: (a) Job training (b) Academic education", I have in both cases checked the
"moderately" column, rather than the
"very much" or "very little" columns.
Bruce Woodsworth, BA'36
Halfmoon Bay, B.C.
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Many of British Columbia's 5,500 Chartered Accountants
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Cash management, expense control, and medium and long
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When things begin to improve, your CA will interpret the
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Chronicle/Summer 1984    5 Reunions: time to try that
Grecian Formula_»,««„a™*
Why is it that old grads,
anywhere between five and
50 years after release from
their various educational
institutions, seem so keen
to check the "will attend"
box on invitations to
reunions? Many of us, try
as we might, have been
unable to forget the
humiliations of
trigonometry, fraternity
rushing, or the lack of it,
and the attempts to get both
a date and a car for the Blue
Mist Ball. Others,
Help us start a new tradition by participating in the
first annual ALUMNI DAYS. Return to U.B.C. for nostalgia, reminisce in Angus, visit a former prof., attend
the seminars, renew a friendship.
Fri. 28th   - Reception
Sat. 29th - A.M. Keynote Speakers, Plenary
Luncheon Address
P.M. Seminar Series in Angus
Sun. 30th - Informal Activities
REGISTRATION:   $25 Registration fee.
Call (604) 228-6821 or 228-3313 or write to Alumni
Days '84, Faculty of Commerce, U.B.C.
SPONSORS: Faculty of Commerce, Commerce
Alumni and MBA/MSc. Alumni Divisions.
successful at the time on
one or more of the
academic, athletic and
social fronts, are poignantly
aware that they might not
have panned out as well as
some of their classmates
have. Maybe they have no
hair. Maybe they have no
job. So why would either of
these two groups have any
interest at all in attending
one of those exercises in
masochism known as the
According to a recent
U.S. survey (and why
should Canadians be any
less perverse than our
cousins to the south?) the
factors that draw people
back are curiosity and
nostalgia, evidence that
they remember neither the
old adage about what killed
the cat, nor Thomas Wolfe's
warning about the
inadvisability of attempting
to go home again.
I myself have never been
to a reunion, simply
because I have never been
asked to one. Whether this
is a result of acute apathy
on the part of groups to
which I have belonged (a
possibility), or whether
they did reunite but did not
include me (a distinct
possibility), I do not know.
But I do know that, being as
perverse as the next guy, I
would probably go if I had
the opportunity, and
probably for the same
reasons as everyone else.
And for one other reason,
too: 1 remember school as a
time when status was
crucial, when the opinion of
others was a matter of life
and death. I have mellowed
considerably since, but still
I would enjoy, I am
ashamed to admit, going
back to Christopher Robin
Kindergarten, Louis St.
Laurent Junior High, or the
University of Wherever to
see if I would be accorded a
better spot in the pecking
order this time.
I did not go to school
with Margaret Trudeau,
Conrad Black or Wayne
Gretzky, so it is not as
though there would be a
hands-down winner to
contend with among the
grads. For sure, some of the
old crowd will have their
PhDs, or will have made big
money, or will not look a
day over 27, but it is not as
though I expect to win Best
in Show; I would just like to
see how I am doing
compared to everyone else.
And naturally, I would be
gratified if all of them
thought to themselves that
they would never have
predicted that little Al
would have turned out to
be so clever, such a macho
stud and generally great,
when he used to be so lousy
at chemistry, such a nerd
and generally gross.
continued on page 8
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Chronicle/Summer 1984   7 Reunions . . .
continued from page 6
In bald print, this hope
seems cheap and pathetic,
but I bet most reunion-
bound types entertain
similar thoughts. I am sure I
would not be the only one
to prepare for a return visit
to the old school by
investing in a new suit,
checking out one of those
tanning parlors, and maybe
even seeing if that Grecian
Formula stuff is any good.
However, according to
that U.S. study, none of
these attempts to present
our current self in the best
light is of any use.
Evidently, no one is at all
impressed by how you
seem now. A seat in the
Senate or on the stock
exchange, stardom on
Broadway, or beautifully
capped teeth, will cut no ice
with the old gang because,
in the words of the study,
"if there's any pecking
order, it's not the pecking
order that exists now, but
the one that existed back at
school." One man surveyed
said, in remembering his
old classmates at his 25th
reunion: "They really knew
the silly person and the
scared person and the
shaky person, and even
though we've all covered
up now, all very slick and
playing our game, I still
think I'm that person, and
they know that."
So is this good news or
bad? On one hand, it is
discouraging to think that
all the years between then
and now, all the years of
groping up the ladder,
sinking bundles into
psychotherapy and
swearing through sit-ups
will go unsung. On the
other hand, it is a bit of a
relief to learn that if I went
back I would not be pecked
to death by the many who
have scored bigger than I
have in the chicken yard of
life. Better to be thankful for
small mercies.
(Alan Stewart is a Toronto
freelance writer. This article
originally appeared in his
column, Between the Sexes, in
the Globe and Mail.) •
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Alumni Fund reports
record-setting year
The Alumni Fund established a new campaign record of
$624,749 from 6,016 donors in 1983-84, up 27% from the
previous year, while overall alumni giving to the University increased 14%.
This year the Fund embarked on a four-year campaign to
establish an endowment fund to ensure future financing of
existing alumni scholarships and bursaries. Appeals to four
separate groups raised $180,703, of which $64,568 has been
designated by donors for the endowment fund.
Seventy-four UBC students received Alumni Association
awards this year.
Phonathons have become increasingly popular with the
Divisions as a means of communicating information and
raising funds for specific projects. The Fund worked
closely with the Divisions Council, organizing phonathons
for seven divisions. Alumni and student volunteers contacted 5,300 alumni, 37% of whom made definite pledges
totalling $51,171.
A substantial number of leadership gifts are vital to the
success of any fund-raising program. Members of the Wesbrook Society, the major donor club for those who give
$1,000 or more to the University annually, contributed
$283,860 through the Alumni Fund and $4,850,411 to the
University overall in 1983-84. Membership in the society
increased by 84%. At the Society's annual dinner on October 27, 1983, the Wesbrook Special Project award of $40,000
was presented to the Wesbrook Children's Technology
The Fund introduced a second donor club in 1983-84, the
Chancellor's Circle, for those who contribute between $500
and $999 to the University annually through the Alumni
Fund. The 108 individual and corporate members will be
honored at a special reception hosted by Chancellor Clyne
in early June.
The Allocations Committee, which distributes alumni
gifts not specifically designated to other projects, approved
grants totalling $50,037 to 32 separate student-related projects in 1983-84. The Walter Gage Memorial Fund now
stands at over $231,000 and provides about $25,000 annually to support individual students and student-related
projects. Forty-two grants totalling $34,978 were approved.
By Pat Pinder
Program Development and Fund Director
UBC Alumni Association President Michael Partridge (right)
stands with the proud winner of the Harry Logan Memorial
Scholarship, Martin Gleave, a fourth year Medicine student, and
Martin's parents at a reception at Norman MacKenzie House.
8    Chronicle/'Summer 1984 f%%/W* Ljz0v
Liz Owen 2283313
Applied Science'59 — Plans are now finalized, and grads have received invitations in
the mail. Buy your tickets as soon as possible. Itinerary follows: July 6, Cecil Green
Park, Reception, Mechanical Engineers;
July 7, Tour, Mechanical Engineers; July 7,
Grad Student Centre, Dinner/Dance, all
Engineer grads; July 8, Cecil Green Park,
picnic, Mechanical Engineers.
Agriculture'49 — Since a large proportion
of the Agriculture Class of '49 now lives on
Vancouver Island, Don Fisher, organizer of
the class 35th reunion, is suggesting holding the reunion in or near Victoria. Main-
landers could catch the 11 a.m. ferry from
Tsawwassen, return late the same day or
stay over and visit with friends. Fisher suggests either a Saturday or Sunday in July or
August as the best date for the reunion. Ian
Carne is handling arrangements in Victoria, while Fisher will be contacting those
classmates from out of B.C. who expect to
be in the vicinity at this time.
If you have any opinions on the reunion
location, call or write Don Fisher at 1341
Inglewood Ave., West Vancouver, V7T
1Y8, 926-4132, or call Liz Owen at the
Alumni Association, 228-3313.
Education'34 — Letters will go out shortly.
Plans have been made to have a dinner for
grads and spouses and friends on Thursday, October 11, 1984 at Cecil Green Park.
Arrangements have also been made for
invitations to the class of '34 wine and
cheese reception so that Education grads
can meet a few more old friends.
Class of 34 — Friday, October 12, 1984,
Wine and Cheese Reception, Cecil Green
Park. Saturday, October 13, Dinner, UBC
Faculty Club. Letters will be going out
shortly to class members.
Class of 59 Arts, Commerce, Education,
Science — This is your 25th anniversary
year. Any grads out there who would like
to help organize an event should call Liz
Owen at 228-3313. There is lots of help
available but we need volunteers.
Classes of 39, 44 and 49 — Plans are being
made to get a committee together to hold
one big reunion for these anniversary
years, possibly in late October or early
November. Anyone interested should contact Liz Owen as soon as possible.
Other reunions: AMS'68-69 — August 4
and 5, Home Economics '59 — August 17-
18, Nursing'59 — August 24, Health Care
and Epid. September 20; Commerce
Alumni Days — September 28-30.
For more information, contact Liz Owen
at the Alumni Association, 228-3313.
Social Work Division will host seminars
September 6 and 7 at Cecil Green Park on
social work intervention with families. Several important figures in social work will
speak, including Dr. Alfred Cahn and
Helen Harris Perlman. Further details will
be announced.
Health Care and Epidemiology Division's
annual general meeting and dinner will be
held September 20 at Cecil Green Park. On
September 21 and 22 the division will host
the second annual Pacific Health Forum, an
event held to promote the exchange of
ideas, problems and state of the art solutions to health services problems.
Nursing Division will hold a potluck supper at 6 p.m. on October 25 at Cecil Green
Park. It will be followed by the Marion
Woodward Lecture at the Woodward
Library at 8 p.m. The speaker will be Dr.
Anne J. Davis of the University of California who will speak on "Ethical Questions
in Nursing."
Looking for hosts,
The Alumni Association and UBC's
International House are sponsoring a
reception service for international students
who will be arriving in Vancouver this
summer to attend UBC in September. Several volunteer hosts and drivers are
needed. A student would stay in the home
of a host for three or four days while he or
she settled in and looked for permanent
accomodation. Drivers would meet a student at the airport and drive her or him to
the volunteer host's home.
Students from overseas usually arrive in
July, August or early September, with a
great proportion arriving in early to mid-
August. They come from every part of the
world; the majority from the U.S.A., Great
Britain, India, Japan and Southeastern
As this has been a very popular program
in the past, we cannot promise that volunteers will automatically get involved in the
program this year. Ideally a student would
be matched with an alumnus who graduated from the student's faculty. Preferences for a student from a certain country
are permissible, but we cannot promise
that a match can be made. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer this summer
(mid July to early September), please contact Liz Owen at 228-3313. •
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Chromcle/Swrnmer 1984   9 IV Clyne
(kr J By Murray McMillan
Excerpt from the 1923 UBC Annual: John Valentine Clyne —
Impressions: Peculiar contempt for 'vulgar swine'; an out-and-
out socialist; lazy with good intentions; a great mind
developed only to the extent of second classes; admired by
some Freshettes, who, however, misunderstand him; dignified
— at times; enthusiasm bubbling over, but at times
inarticulate. Motto: "Don't let studies interfere with your
On June 1, exactly six years after
he was installed for his first
three-year term as Chancellor
of the University of British Columbia,
John Valentine Clyne will be honored
with a Doctor of Laws degree at the
University's spring congregation.
That degree is a fitting one for a
man who has held a lifelong attachment to the law, and it will be yet one
more distinction added to a distinctive
succession of careers as student, lawyer, B.C. Supreme Court justice,
industrialist, and seemingly tireless
public servant.
Today at a robust 82, he still has two
bases of operations, dividing his time
between the Chancellor's office on
campus and offices in the MacMillan
Bloedel Building in downtown Vancouver. The downtown base isn't the
rather grand, top-floor turf he held
until 1973, when he retired as chairman of MB, but a more low-key, yet
richly panelled corner of one floor that
is otherwise occupied by one of the
city's blue-ribbon law firms.
The Chronicle visited him there — a
simple setting where a spectacular
view out over English Bay dominates
one wall, and where antique caricatures of British judicial figures line the
wall behind Clyne's desk. He's obviously attached to the place and very
much at home: "After all, I built this
building," he chortles, referring to its
construction during his term as MB's
chief executive officer. When he
retired from MB, he says he didn't
want to appear to be looking over anyone's shoulder, "so I made these
The conversation turns to his chancellorship, and he is asked what occasions or events stand out in his mind
as being particularly rewarding during
10   Chronicle/Summer 1984
those six years. His answers, characteristically, reflect not moments of
great joy, but solid accomplishments.
"An unfortunate result of the (provincial) restraint program has caused
us to cut back, and that is really the
thing that stands out in my mind
most. It has been our necessity to cut
back, and to do so without damaging
the quality of the University."
He describes a working chancellorship that is far more demanding than
the public, ceremonial image of that
non-paying job might first indicate.
The Chancellor and University President are the only officials who are
members of both the Board of Governors and the Senate, so Clyne has
seen in his role a challenge to coordinate or at least act as a liaison between
the University's academic parliament
and its ultimate managing body. The
demands of restraint have made the
job more difficult, says Clyne.
The other task that stands out in
Clyne's mind was the challenge of
chairing the 22-member committee
charged with finding someone to succeed Douglas Kenny as President of
UBC. Clyne makes light of the problems of organizing the deliberations of
22 people, but shows obvious delight
in the committee's decision to reach
over to Burnaby Mountain and pluck
George Pedersen away from Simon
Fraser University.
Many of the position's other
demands are social. Clyne and his
wife Betty have travelled often, at
times with President and Mrs. Pedersen, to Alumni Association functions
in Eastern Canada and on the Western
U.S. coast, and Clyne includes university calls in his other frequent Canadian travels.
J.V. Clyne was born in the West
End of Vancouver — on Valentine's Day in 1902, which gave him
his saintly middle name, and he
later recalled, a lot of trouble from his
schoolmates. At times he was a far-
from-healthy child.   In  high  school, rheumatic fever put him in hospital
for two months and left him hobbling
around on crutches. But one result of
the disease was one of Clyne's more
unusual careers.
"A friend of the family's from the
Cariboo came down to visit — he'd
been a great friend of my father's
(Clyne's father died when Clyne was
two) — and he suggested I come up to
the Cariboo." The young Jack took up
the offer and during a four-month stay
was cured completely.
"By that time I had learned to ride,
and so the next year I went up there as
a paid cowboy. I worked a couple of
years as a cowboy and then one year I
worked as a miner because they were
paying a very large wage to miners in
those days — a dollar an hour, and
that was a helluva lot of money."
(Three decades later, when in 1950
Clyne was appointed a justice of the
B.C. Supreme Court, his brother
Henry lamented the career change:
"Now he'll never be a rancher. And I
always thought he'd be such fine cowboy material.")
Clyne's association with UBC will
be 65 years old this fall — he began
classes at what came to be called the
Fairview Shacks in 1919. He speaks
fondly of those days: "We all knew
each other well. When I graduated the
population of the whole University
was about 900. We had a very interesting time; it was a very pleasant place
to be."
In the classroom the pursuits were
primarily the study of English and
philosophy, in line with his goal —
decided on in high school — to eventually go into law (a UBC law school
was a decades-away dream). Two
kinds of play dominated Clyne's
extra-curricular activities: rugby and
productions of the Players Club. At
times the two conflicted.
"I got involved in my second year
with the Players Club and played
leading roles in my third and fourth
years ... in (A.A. Milne's) Mr. Pim
Passes By and (Shaw's) You Never Can
Tell. But I had to stop playing rugby."
One Saturday he was scheduled to
play rugby in the day and later perform in the Milne play. "Freddy
Wood, who was our director, said,
'You can't play. Supposing you get
hurt?' I said, 'Nonsense, I've got to
"Then by God I got a call from President Klinck, who said, 'My boy, you
must not play rugby because you're
going to be playing in the Avenue
Theatre and you'd let down the University if the play had to be cancelled.'" Clyne bowed to presidential
The Players Club made one
major, lasting contribution to
J.V. Clyne's life. While he was
the leading actor in those club productions of 1922 and 1923, the leading
actress was a student named Betty
Somerset. The romance was not only
on the stage, and in 1927, after Clyne
returned from studying admiralty law
in England, they were married.
Their common interests included
more than the stage; both became
deeply involved in the 1922 student
campaign to persuade the provincial
government to build permanent facilities for the University at Point Grey so
UBC could leave its increasingly
cramped Fairview quarters.
The image of Jack Clyne the student
activist seems at first at odds with that
of J.V. Clyne the industrialist and public espouser of traditional values. But
they are both aspects of a man who
has continually taken on new challenges, new projects.
(In a 1969 speech in Los Angeles, he
expressed the opinion that The Establishment "is the instrument of all constructive change." A couple of years
later, in answer to an interviewer who
asked him if he thought we were living in a decadent society, he said:
"Yes, I do. We're not working as we
used to. More people are being supported by the state. Look at the breakdown of moral fibre. . . .")
One of Clyne's more recent projects
reflects his enduring attachment to the
law. He helped found the Canadian
Institute for Advanced Legal Studies,
which brings judges, lawyers and academics from Britain and Canada
together in Cambridge every two
years to explore such things as law
What does John Valentine Clyne do
to relax, to get his mind off the myriad
of activities in which he is involved?
"The trouble is, you don't have time
to relax," is his quick reply. The available time is supposed to increase as he
concludes his second term as Chancellor, but the impression lingers that
there will always be new projects.      •
Six receive
Six UBC medical students, recipients of
the Jennie Drennan Memorial Scholarship
in Medicine, were honored at a reception
hosted by UBC President George Pedersen
at Norman MacKenzie House on April 9.
The Drennan Memorial Scholarship is
named for Jennie Gillespie Drennan, a
graduate in medicine from Queen's University in 1895. The scholarship was
founded by her nephew, Albert Drennan,
a 1923 UBC arts graduate. About $11,500 is
made available each year from the scholarship fund to assist deserving women students in UBC's Faculty of Medicine.
Winners of the scholarship this year
were Alice Ho, Kirsty Mcllwaine, Katherine Perry, Deborah Prior, Deirdre Smith,
and Patty Whittle.
The Drennan Scholarship Fund is
administered by the Friends of UBC, Inc., a
non-profit corporation devoted to promoting a continuing interest in higher education among American alumni and friends
of the University.
Winners of the 1984 Jennie Drennan Memorial Scholarship pose in front of a picture of
Jennie Drennan which was presented to Faculty of Medicine Dean William Webber as a
gift for UBC's Medical Library. From left to right: Deborah Prior, Alice Ho, Deirdre
Smith, Kirsty Mcllwaine and Patty Whittle. The sixth scholarship winner, Katherine
Perry, was unavailable for the photograph.
Chronicle!Summer 1984   11 The newChancellor
means business
By Anne Sharp
If Robert Wyman could be
described in the 1975 bestseller
The Canadian Establishment as
"moving up fast, though not yet a
certified member of the Establishment," then now, almost a decade
later, he has surely made it. The still
youthful 53-year-old Commerce grad
will become UBC's 12th Chancellor in
June, succeeding The Honourable J.V.
Wyman will bring with him a noteworthy background in the securities
and investment field, where he has
gained prominence as chairman of
one of western Canada's most
respected securities houses, Pemberton, Houston and Willoughby. And as
current chairman of the Canadian
Chamber of Commerce, his contacts
go deep into the business establishment.
As universities become more
embroiled in the current funding crisis, Wyman's experience may be just
the thing UBC needs. With governments concerned about reducing their
deficits, Wyman sees the role of university funding shifting towards the
private sector, where he senses a willingness to shoulder more responsibility for the higher education system.
"The corporate sector", says
Wyman, "will have to change its attitude as far as investing in post secondary education — and I think it's
willing to change its attitude. Instead
of investing in bricks and mortar,
they're going to have to start investing
in people."
Wyman speaks with the calm
authority of someone who knows his
way around in the business community. Besides his involvement in the
Canadian Chamber of Commerce, he
is a director of the Vancouver Board of
Trade, the Employers' Council of B.C.
and the Conference Board of Canada.
As well, he has spent 15 years as a
member of the University President's
advisory committee on investments,
and more recently, the Commerce Faculty Dean's advisory committee.
How does he cope with the time
12   Chronicle/Summer 1984
requirements of his association work
and business schedule? "I start early,"
Wyman replies. He is up before six
a.m., and after putting in a half hour
of swimming, he arrives at the
Pemberton offices at about 7:15 a.m.
He says about 25-40 percent of his
time is spent on Chamber of Commerce business and other association
work. As well, a large portion of his
time is spent travelling across Canada
and frequently into the U.S. on company business.
Wyman says when he first started in
investments almost 30 years ago,
stock brokers were perceived as suspicious characters who were probably
trying to transfer their clients' capital
into their own pockets. Because of
that image, he set out to avoid the
shady activities associated with the
"I decided to deal in investment
grade securities of the highest level. In
other words, I did not want to be
involved in promotional activities at Bob Wyman: "When I'm talking about the private sector
and the responsibility of corporations to become more
involved, I don't think there's a better time than now."
all. I wanted to deal in analyzable
investments where we put the clients'
interests first. And having said all
that, we had to make a profit."
Now, however, Wyman no longer
deals with clients, preferring to devote
more time to corporate activities such
as finance or new mergers or community affairs.
Pemberton, Houston and Willoughby has a sizeable complement of UBC grads, according to
Wyman. He estimates that of a total
staff of 550, there are some 100 alumni
in the organization — and not all of
them commerce grads. He says they
come from a variety of backgrounds,
but most notably from teaching,
which he attributes to the communications abilities that teachers must possess.
"I can speak for our organization,"
says Wyman. "We've benefitted from
that education, I think we have a
responsibility to put something back
— and maybe we're not putting
enough back."
This attitude has much to do with
why Robert Wyman ran for Chancellor. He thinks alumni, along with
business, should be asked to do more
for the University in terms of fund
raising and other support.
"It's not a matter of how you sell
the idea to the corporate sector —
that's not the problem. All you have
to do is go and ask the companies.
"When I'm talking about the private
sector and the responsibility of corporations to become more involved, I
don't think there's a better time than
"The fact is that there is no counterargument to this, providing that you
can convince contributors that their
dollars are being used effectively. And
that's where the University must
come in. There has to be the perception that the money is used effectively."
Another reason for Wyman's seeking greater involvement in UBC lies in
a major concern of his — the problem
of youth unemployment in Canada.
He sees the universities as having a
role in solving that problem.
One of the things he would like to
see is the formation of a governmental
task force to explore alternatives on
dealing with youth unemployment,
which he thinks is "the biggest problem facing this country." He suggests
that the task force should be made up
of senior business people and other
representatives from the private sector, and that the commission be given
a short time frame to do its work. The
results of the inquiry would be published by the government, Wyman
emphasizes, "so that the public at
large would come to appreciate the
severity of this problem."
Wyman suggested the idea to federal Finance Minister Marc Lalonde
and a number of other key government officials, all of whom agreed it is
a good idea but have not yet acted on
it. However, he points out, the Chamber of Commerce has undertaken its
own study and plans to make a report
by September.
"This is a long way to coming to say
why did I take on the job of Chancellor. I think the University is going to
be part of the solution to the problem.
So I thought here's an opportunity to
get involved at the University level.
"Right now, you have the private
sector out there, saying 'Government!
Solve our problem! Well, government
isn't going to solve the problem. But if
you use the business community in
this exercise, maybe you're going to
get some good ideas."
One and a half years ago Wyman sat
on the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Inflation and the Taxation of
Personal Investment Income — a similar committee to the one he proposed.
The committee, which was comprised
of 15 business people from across the
country, conducted itself like a commission, receiving submissions and
making recommendations to Finance
Minister Lalonde.
Wyman's term with the Canadian
Chamber of Commerce expires next
September, at which time he will step
up his activities as Chancellor. And
while the position itself is really more
one of prestige and influence than of
power, Wyman has intentions of putting a lot of work into the job.
"Looking at the activities of some of
my predecessors, you can see they
have been most intensive — well
beyond an honorary role. There are
areas of expertise that some of them
have had — perhaps more in the
internal area of the University. I'm
saying my role is to help more in an
external sense." •
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Chronicle/Summer 1984   13 Bruce Gellatly
Fightirg the
Battle of the Budget
By Mike Sasges
UBC President George Peder-
sen's chief of staff for the battle
of the budget believes that the
best defence is a strong offence.
"Obviously it's so much better to
plan than to react," says Bruce Gellatly, 52, who moved to UBC from
Waterloo University in Ontario at the
beginning of the year.
Most of Gellatly's first five months
at UBC, however, were taken up with
reactive functions. He is vice-president of finance and, in the last month,
vice-president of administrative services. He obviously plays a key role in
helping Pedersen and the board of
governors resolve the financial crisis
created by the five per cent cut in the
1984-85 operating grant from the provincial government.
Now he's beginning the strategic
and tactical studies — the sandbox
exercises of the peacetime officer's
routine — that anticipate critical
developments and reduce them to
manageable eventualities, even
Waterloo  was  the  "staff  college"
14   Chronicle/Summer 1984
that taught Gellatly to eschew reaction
and to embrace planning and management. It's a campus that demands a
business-like approach to teaching,
research and administration. It was
founded 27 years ago, an engineering
school where classroom work was
alternated with on-the-job training. It
currently enrols 7,000 students, in all
faculties, in its cooperative education
system. Its current calender carries
eight and a half pages, single spaced,
of employers who participated in the
cooperative program last year.
UBC President Pedersen's comment
on Waterloo, previously published,
bears repeating: It has a reputation for
"having its entrepeneurial jockey
shorts on right."
It's also a campus that has had to
endure the UBC experience of income
less than expenditures. Waterloo, like
many Ontario universities in the early
1970s, suffered an enrolment decline,
which created a parallel reduction in
Ontario government grants.
"We went through an exercise
where we cut our salary base by about
$3 million," says Gellatly. "Waterloo's
gross expenditures are about half
UBC's. They're about $150 million and
UBC's are about $330 million."
He was vice-president of finance
and operations at the time. He went
after his shortfall over three years,
using computer-assisted planning to
develop expenditure options, and,
consequently, to determine costs that
could be reduced or eliminated.
He attempted to use the same methods on UBC's difficulties, but the
options available have been limited
because his timing has been limited.
At Waterloo he had three years to
make up $3 million; at UBC, three
months to make up $9 million.
"We're doing the same thing, using
the same tools, but it's absolutely at
random," he says of UBC's budget crisis. "We're taking it to where chance is
allowing it to happen and you can't
plan a game that way."
Dr. John Chase's office of institutional analysis promises to be a busy
place, Gellatly says. He wants it to
turn out models of a variety of
assumptions for future fiscal years,
based on a variety of historical detail
and analysis.
"It gets away from some really
funny expectations," Gellatly says.
"One could logically say, 'Gosh,
we've gone two years without a salary
increase. Ah, next year we'll get an
increase.' But you might find you can
only make it up over three years.
"If you have a model out there that
everybody has seen long before your
grant (from the government) is
known, then people will know that,
even if you got a five per cent grant
increase, you could only get, say, a
one per cent salary increase."
Modelling makes Gellatly's management style possible, the sharing of
information to enlist a consensus on
direction. "We're not having to start
off with all kinds of assumptions and
illusions that somehow or other some
mysteries can solve the problem for
us. Really hard decisions are called
for." Gellatly is not only intending to provide a variety of assumptions by
which UBC may operate; he's also
addressing some assumptions on
which it has operated.
UBC's administration is decentralized. "That doesn't mean it's wrong or
anything of that kind. It's the tradition. At the same time I have a feeling
that there are economies of scale of
central administrative services which I
think present some opportunities. Just
because of the structure, there's no
process in place to look at those."
A competent staff officer readily
accepts responsibility not only for the
planning of an operation, but for the
particulars, the details. So the university's copy machines — and the operation of its giant purchasing department — are certain to face a Gellatly
review. "I really haven't got a feeling
at the moment for how effective the
purchasing department is, to what
degree it works with faculties and
departments, with things like systems
contracting which is a process, effectively, of bulk buying, of aggregating
things across campus, of getting better
prices and so on. I just don't know. I'll
be wanting to take a look."
The role of continuing education,
which Gellatly said "tends to be a
community relations type program,"
will be reviewed. His intention, he
said, is to find out if the university is
subsidizing continuing ed and, if it is,
to reverse the situation and turn continuing ed into a potential revenue
"If you say the thing is so fragile
that you'll destroy the continuing education program, I come back and say,
'That gets into the central question of
what is the mandate and role of the
university and what is the part of continuing education.' There's no question that an interface between campus
and community is very important.
You've got to be very careful you don't
damage that. On the other hand when
we're increasing students' fees a third
for credit programs, it raises the question in my mind, why is it not appropriate to do the same for non-credit
Potential sources of income aren't
limited to big programs like continuing ed. A change in library operations
prompted by Gellatly is allowing UBC
to keep its money longer and earn
more interest.
As well, the University has just
allowed faculty to carry over allocations from budget year to budget year.
Here the amount is one per cent,
"perhaps a shade too low." At Waterloo, and since 1968, the amount is five
per cent.
It's a clear attack on wasteful spending. "I think that as long as people are
in any situation in which, normally,
there's a budget for the year and if it's
not spent by the end of the year,
you're going to lose it, just human
nature says, 'my gosh, spend it.' So
people go out and buy all kinds of
office supplies and this kind of stuff."
The budget battle that has engaged
faculty and administrators since
December has wounded campus
morale, Gellatly says, and the possibility of faculty dismissals "stirred
involvement of faculty to a level that
they haven't had around here for
some years."
The uncertainty the crisis created is
one reason Gellatly management
endeavors will be introduced circum-
spectively. Another is his status, an
outsider. "I guess the greatest thing
is, I've got to be careful I just don't
say, 'Waterloo did it this way'."
He learned from his 27 years at
Waterloo that the job of the administrator on a campus is low profile, less
to do with deliberation and more to do
with implementation. "I don't think
it's our job to judge. I think we have to
leave any judgements to colleagues (of
faculty), to senate and so on. I think
that, as an administrative aspect,
we're a service to faculty. We're not
servants of faculty. ... I don't see
administrative means as being ends in
themselves. I never have. I'm sure I
never will."
The battle of Waterloo was won on
the playing fields of Eton, the Duke of
Wellington said. The battle of the UBC
budget will be won, in part, in the
administrative offices of Waterloo,
some alumni might wonder. •
Dr. Ian McTaggart-Cowan, BA'32,
DSc'76, received the 1984 Alumni
Award of Distinction at the Alumni
Association's annual general meeting
on May 17. He received the award for
his outstanding contributions to the
University of British Columbia and a
wide range of community groups. Dr.
McTaggart-Cowan has an international reputation in wildlife biology,
and served the University of British
Columbia in many capacities, including dean of graduate studies, assistant
dean of arts and science and head of
the department of zoology.
William White, former UBC vice-
president (finance), received the 1984
Honorary Alumni Association Life
Membership for his long and devoted
service to the University.
George L. Morfitt, BCom'58, was
awarded the Blythe Eagles Volunteer
of the Year Award for his outstanding
record of volunteer service to the UBC
Alumni Association and the University. Mr. Morfitt is a former president
of the Alumni Association and the
first chairman of the Wesbrook Society, an organization that honors major
donors to the University.
Dr. Ian McTaggart-Cowan
William White
George Morfitt
Chronicle/Summer 1984    15 \earin
By Steve Campbell
UBC Sports Information Officer
The year 1983-84 yielded mixed
results for UBC sports teams, but
one of the most successful teams
on campus this past season (and over
the past 10 years) was the women's
field hockey squad. In a year when
the Canadian national team shot to
international prominence by finishing
second at the World Championships,
the Thunderbirds captured their second straight national title — and
fourth in the last six years — by beating the University of Toronto Blues 2-1
in the national final.
Coach Frank Smith's football Thunderbirds fell short of defending their
national championship when they lost
a November national semifinal 21-12
to the eventual university champions
Calgary Dinosaurs. Injuries played a
major role in determining the team's
fate this year.
Individually, defensive back Laurent DesLauriers was selected a Nes-
tle's All-Canadian. Junior tailback
Glenn Steele moved closer to the UBC
all-time rushing yardage record held
by Gord Penn. Penn set his record of
3,959 yards in the mid-Seventies while
Steele currently has 3,549 yards.
UBC's men's volleyball team continues as a national power. Unfortunately, the team was unable to
defend its national title, losing 3
games to 0 in the national final to the
team it beat in last year's final, the
Manitoba Bisons. Until that loss, the
T-Birds were on a 24 match win streak
dating back a year. Fourth year setter
Brad Willock was named an All-Canadian.
Other honors went to the men's ski
team, which won the U.S. National
Championship in Steamboat Springs,
Colorado, and also to gymnast Anne
Muscat, who won the the C.I.A.U.
individual title in Edmonton in March.
The women's gymnastics team
finished second at the nationals.
On the ice, the hockey Thunderbirds finished with their best record
Third year Thunderbird Delia Douglas reaches for the ball  underneath   the
Lethbridge basket in Canada West competition last winter.
since 1978-79 with 20 wins, 16 losses
and 3 ties. Defenceman Rick Amann
and forward Daryl Coldwell (the
league's top goal scorer and the team's
overall points leader) were named
Canada West All-Stars.
Ken Klassen was the bright light for
the basketball Thunderbirds, finishing
fifth in scoring in Canada. The second
team Canada West All-Star averaged
22 points and 9.1 rebounds per game
over the season. The team finished
with a league record of 2 wins and 8
Women's basketball had one of its
best seasons, as the team won 13
games and lost 16. Senior Cathy Bulti-
tude finished fourth in league scoring
and was named a Canada West First
Team All-Star.
In volleyball, the Thunderbird
women finished second in Canada
West. Sophomore Erminia Russo was
named a second team All-Canadian.
On   the   track,    middle   distance
runner Simon Hoogewerf (who currently is the best in Canada at that distance) set two Canadian open indoor
records in February.
Cathy Bultitude was named Woman
Athlete of the Year at the Big Block
Awards Dinner in March. Senior volleyball player Paul Thiessen received
the Bobby Gaul Award as outstanding
Male Athlete. The women's field
hockey team was selected the outstanding women's team.
Looking ahead, the Olympic Games
in Los Angeles from July 28 to August
12 will feature a strong contingent of
UBC athletes, coaches and support
staff with the Canadian delegation.
The B.C. Sports Medicine Clinic on
campus is also involved in the Canadian Olympic effort. Dr. Doug
Clement is doctor for the Olympic
team and is also Simon Hoogewerf's
personal coach. Dr. Jack Taunton is
doctor for the women's national field
hockey team. •
16   Chronicle/Summer 1984 fy\i-'
David B. Charlton, BA25, PhD (Iowa), is
well known in Oregon as an
environmentalist. Even in retirement, he
works full-time on environment issues,
and has often advised the governor of
Oregon. . .
Dr. Masajiro Miyazaki, BA'25, has been
granted an honorary membership in the
College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C.
Dr. Miyazaki was made a member of the
Order of Canada in 1977 Several UBC
grads were honored at the annual dinner
of the Canadian Institute of Mining and
Metallurgy in Ottawa on April 17: Dr. Peter
Price, BASc'25, MASc'26, Dr. H. V.
Warren, BA'26, BASc'27, BSc, PhD (Oxon)
and Dr. Hartley Sargent, BASc'32, were all
made members of the 50 Year Club; Dr. C.
Murray Trigg, BASc'54 received the A.O.
Dufresne Award; and E.W. Johnson,
BASc(Geol)'40, BASc(Mech)'42, and Dr.
Andre Panteleyev, BSc'64, MSc'69,
PhD'76, were distinguished lecturers.
In his eightieth year Frederick (Eric)
Brooks, BSA'33, BA'34, reached the British
Everest Base Camp in Tibet at 18,000 feet.
He is a past president of the Alpine Club of
Canada.... Walter M. McGown, BA'34,
BEd'49, who was reported among the
missing grads in the last Chronicle, writes
that he is alive and well and living in
Gibsons, where he has been for the past 16
years.... Ivan Morton Niven, BA'34,
MA'36, PhD (Chicago) is the president of
the Mathematical Association of
America.... 10 miles every morning before
breakfast keeps Peter James Disney,
BA'36, healthy. He writes from his home in
Ipswich, England, that in the Terry Fox
Run in London he was the oldest runner
by about 20 years. He also came in second
in the Over Seventies in the Hyde Park Fun
Run last Fall.... Senior Citizen Volunteer of
the Year in North Carolina is Frank C.
Thorneloe, BCom'36. Frank, a retired
accountant, and his wife Ava keep current
with Canadian happenings by tuning in
the evening news from Vancouver by
Virginia Beirnes, BA'40, LLB'49, a member
of the Alumni Association Editorial/
Communications Committee, is the new
president of the University Women's Club
of Vancouver. . . .
Recent retirements: James L. Bryant,
BASc'45, formerly of Midland-Ross, who
moved back to Delta — "God's Country"
to do consulting and enjoy the garden; and
Walter H. Dow, BASc'49, of Calgary....
"I'm used to living dangerously", says Roy
Mason, BASc'49, founder of the Mountain
Rescue Group. He's recently put his
bushplane flying adventures down on
paper in Ice Runway, published by Douglas
and Mclntyre.
The Rev. H.I.G. Ragg, BA'50, is rector of
St. Luke's Cedar Hill Church in Victoria....
Joan Wallace, BA'50, was recently
appointed to a federal committee
investigating pornography and
prostitution.... B.C.'s acting deputy
minister of universities, science and
communications is Andrew E. (Andy)
Soles, BA'51, MEd'68, the former assistant
deputy minister. He has worked for the
provincial government since 1971.... Pat
Cairns, BSP'53, is a Vancouver designer
and maker of contemporary quilts....
Former Saanich parks manager Gerald D.
Chaster, BSA'56, has set up a landscape
architecture consulting business.... Diane
Lam, BA'56, is the B.C. representative on
Progressive Conservative leader Brian
Mulroney's women's advisory committee.
She is a partner in the public relations firm
of Chivers/Lam.... Another Conservative,
former Okanagan-Kootenay M.P. Howard
Johnston, BA'57, BEd'58, MEd'61, has
taken up a new career since leaving office
in 1979. He's a professional painter, based
out of Salmon Arm.... Robert Rogers,
BA'57, is a professor of music at his old
alma mater.... Kamloops school trustee
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and pharmacist Chuck Kuhn, BSP'58,
confessed a weakness for chocolate chip
cookies in a local newspaper recently....
Jorgen Munck, BCom'58, is West Kootenay
marketing representative for Pacific
Homes.... Serving her second term as a
Summerland school trustee is Penticton
senior public health nurse Joan (Coursier)
Phansdell, BSN'58.... Former school
superintendent and federal government
education consultant Boyce W. Banner,
BEd'59, now has a career as a polygraph
examiner.... Los Angeles is currently home
for David Earl Taylor, BSF'59, a trade
commissioner at the Canadian consulate.
He says California is a pleasant contrast to
Czechoslovakia, where he was last
assigned. . .
Caroline (Bell) Purves, BA'59, MA (San
Francisco State U.), PhD (Calif. School of
Prof. Psychology) is a clinical psychologist
in private practice in Nanaimo. She also
works as a sessional psychologist with the
Nanaimo Mental Health Association.
Vancouver Centre Progressive
Conservative MP Pat Carney, BA'60,
MA'77, was appointed to her party's
council of economic advisors.... James
Donald Baker, BCom'61, LLB'62, has been
appointed a provincial Queen's Counsel.
He is a lawyer in Chilliwack.... UBC's
Director of Continuing Education, Jindra
Kulich, BA'61, MA'66, is the author of
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bibliography of adult education material....
Bernice McDonough, BA'61, MEd'69, UBC
Assistant Professor Emeritus, popular
speaker, handwriting analyst and freelance
writer, was the subject of a write-up in the
Vancouver Courier newspaper recently.
The author of the piece had taken Mrs.
McDonough's UBC Continuing Education
creative writing course and came away
quite impressed.... How to organize
successful parties for children is the topic
oijust For the Fun of It, a new book by Carol
Paton, BEd'61 and former classmate Ann
Herbert.... "Dealing with students,
meeting new people each year," is what
Terrace biology teacher John Chen-Wing,
BA'63, enjoys most about his work. He's
been teaching in Terrace since 1965....
Chuck Dunn, BCom'63, is selling real
estate in Richmond and lecturing part-time
at Vancouver Community College's
Langara campus.... Robin R. Lyons,
BA'63, is teaching geography at Leeward
Community College, Pearl City, Hawaii,
and would like to re-establish contact with
former acquaintances and friends from Fort
Camp and UBC... Edmond Charles
Hamre, BASc'64, PhD'70, has moved from
Regina to Edmonton, where he works for
Hanson Materials Engineering.... Mary
Russell, BA'64, BSW'65, MSW'67, PhD'82
(SFU), an assistant professor of social work
at UBC, has just had published her book
Skills in Counseling Women: The Feminist
Approach.... Another BA'64, Michael R.
Welton, MA'69, PhD'83, is an academic on
the other side of the country. He's an
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Dalhousie University in Halifax.... Wayne
Wickens, BSA'64, has been elected
president of the B.C. Institute of
Agrologists.... Ex-Cranbrook Mayor Ty
Colgur, BCom'65, whose return to private
life was mentioned in the Spring'84
Chronicle, didn't stay on the sidelines too
long. He's now a member of the East
Kootenay Community College board of
trustees.... John A. Eckersley, BSc'65,
LLB'70, and his wife Debbie Eckersley,
BSc'73, have returned to Vancouver from
San Francisco. John is now secretary of
Placer Development Ltd.... Joe Harrison,
BEd'65, has been teaching for nine years in
Pender Harbour, first at the elementary
school and most recently at the high
school.... Garth Williams, BMus'65,
MEd'72, is on a leave of absence from
teaching to pursue a full time music career.
He has conducted and performed as a
violinist with several orchestras....
"Retired, and happily, still busy!" is how
Rev. Wilfred L. Highfield, BA'65, of
Peachland describes himself.... Gordon R.
Leonard, BEd-E'65, retired 10 years ago
after teaching industrial arts education for
33 years.... Ivor J. Mills, BEd-E'65, has
written Forty Years After... and Still There are
Tears, his impressions of life in the Soviet
Union.... Moving soon for the sake of
culture will be Howard S. Oxley, BA'66. A
section head at the Organization for
Economic Development and Co-operation
in Paris, his home has been expropriated to
make way for the new Paris Opera
House.... Shirley Biehl, BEd-E'66,
MEd'69, has taken early retirement from
teaching to work as a travel agent in
Vancouver.... Young Scientist of the Year in
Atlantic Canada in 1983 was Russell Boyd,
BSc'67, an associate professor of Chemistry
at Dalhousie University. The award is
made to a scientist or engineer under the
age of 40.... Martin Honisch, BEd'67, of
Chemainus, has been a full-time painter
since 1982.... Special needs teacher Lynn
Bryceland, BEd'68, says the children she
teaches have become part of her life. The
Chilliwack teacher says her task is to help
the children become independent....
Planning consultant Arthur Cowie,
MSc'68, has been hired to coordinate
Delta's municipal planning department....
Bonnie Eskelson, BLS'68, MBA'83, is a
senior financial and administrative officer
for Via Rail in Montreal.... Barkerville, B.C.
is the setting for the first novel by Ann
(demons) Walsh, BEd-E'68. She calls Your
Time, My Time a 'young adult' novel....
Alain Albagli, PhD'69, has joined the
National Research Council in Ottawa to
develop better links between private
companies and biotechnology researchers
in universities and provincial research
ogranizations.... When the new school in
Fulford, B.C., gets finished, its first
principal will be Robert Brownsword,
BPE'69.... The new school superintendent
in Smithers is Al Cooper, BEd'69, MEd'79.
He was formerly assistant
superintendent.... Deborah Gibson,
BA'69, teaches English as a Second
Language at the UBC Language
Institute.... D. Gregory Mumford,
BASc'69, MASc'71, has been appointed lab
director of Bell-Northern Research's
Edmonton operation Ellis Pryce-Jones,
BA'69, MFA (Yale) was given the theatre
award at the Nevada Governor's Arts
Awards presentation in Las Vegas in
February. He's a graphic artist and scenic
designer at the University of Nevada.
Horst Aechtner, MA'70, is now pastor at
Christ Lutheran Church in Chilliwack. He
describes himself as "an enabler for
Christians, not a performer".... Betty
Ashton, BSN'70, has been re-elected
chairman of the Penticton public library
board.... After being laid off because of the
closing of David Thompson University
Centre in Nelson, Pat (Bigelow) Kolesar,
BA'70, MLS'73, moved to Regina where
she's working in the Saskatchewan
Legislative Library.... Kok-Keong Tan,
PhD'70, is now a full professor in the
mathematics department at Dalhousie
University, where he has been teaching for
14 years.... Pat Clarke, BA'71, MA'82, was
elected president of the B.C. Teachers
Federation recently. He says he "doesn't
want to be the president who presides over
the destruction of the BCTF or the
destruction of the public education
system.".... Teaching home economics for
22 years and running a cafe in Duncan
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18    Chronicle/Summer 1984 MEd'71. She's just released her sixth
cookbook, West Coast Cooking, and is
revising a previous book on home
planning.... Barry Sullivan, LLB'71, has
been made a free-ranging prosecutor for
the B.C. government. In a move to turn
parts of the justice system over to the
private sector, he is the first prosecutor to
work on contract for the government....
Gary Albach, MSc'72, PhD'75, and his
partners had a bright idea recently—a lamp
that can light 15 acres and burns at twice
the surface temperature of the sun. Several
of the lamps, which are made in
Vancouver, have already been sold....
Agassiz Secondary School's new child care
worker is Pauline Gensick, BPE'72. She's
assisting with the school's alternate
program.... Bob Saucier, LLB'72, is a
lawyer and alderman in Kamloops....
Cooking instructor and Vancouver chef
Ginger Chang, BA'73, MEd'78, was
featured in the popular food magazine, Bon
Appetit, recently.... Vancouver will once
again be home for Kenneth G. Evans,
BSc'73, MD'76, and his wife Margaret
(Bacon) Evans, BSN'75 now that Kenneth
has completed his final year in surgery in
Toronto.... Captain Rich Folkmann,
BPE'73, is now assistant director of
athletics at College Militaire Royal in St.
Jean sur Richelieu, Quebec.... Jack Kler,
BSc'73, is accounting supervisor for the
City of Penticton after receiving his CGA
designation last year.... M.A.R. Phiri,
BSF'73, would love to have his former
classmates write him c/o Portland Cement
Co. Box 523, Blantyre, Malawi, C. Africa.
He's financial co-ordinator of Portland
Cement.... Arlie Thompson, BMus'73, is a
member of the new music ensemble,
Magnetic Band, and is an active exponent
of new music in Vancouver.... Catherine
A. Shave, BEd-E'74, is taking PULSEs as
leader of a People Using Learning Skills
Effectively seminar.... Alex L. Wong, BEd-
S'74, is a registered representative with
Dominion Securities Ames Ltd. in
Vancouver.... "Poetry should be a way of
investigating the scientific and tangible
aspects of the universe", according to
Vancouver poet and former UBC instructor
Robert Bringhurst, MFA'75.... Another
Fine Arts graduate, Phillip Clarkson,
BFA'75, is a theatrical costume designer for
Vancouver theatres. Between the
Vancouver Playhouse, the Arts Club and
others he designs for about 12 shows a
year.... The new heritage planner for
Vancouver is Dan Cornejo, MA'75. He was
formerly a senior planner for the city on
B.C. Place.... Anthea Farr, BSc'75, a Surrey
biologist, is studying the impact of the new
Boundary Bay airport on birds....
Playwright Margaret Hollingworth,
MFA'75, has recently had her seventh
play, "War Baby", performed in Victoria
and Vancouver.... Jo Knezacek, BSc'75,
and her sister Mugs recently hiked 5,000
kilometres from the Mexico-U.S. border to
the Canada-U.S. border. Donations (per
mile or kilometre) to their "Great Divide
Expedition" went to the Kinsmen
Rehabilitation Foundation.... Hilary
McKenzie, MLS'76, BSc (Edinburgh), lives
in London, England, with her husband
and three children.... Mary V. Stark,
MA'76, has made four trips to China in the
last six years. She serves on the board of
trustees of the Victoria Art Gallery, and is
Hermanson says goodbye
The UBC Alumni Association should be
leading the fight against provincial
government cuts in funding to the
universities, says retiring UBC United
Church Chaplain George Hermanson,
BA'64, BD (Chicago).
However Hermanson says that "it is not
clear that members of the Alumni
Association have any different values than
the government. The more the alumni can
do,the better the University can be."
Hermanson is well qualified to speak
about both the Alumni Association and the
University. A member of the Association's
board of management from 1982-84, he
also served on the University board of
governors and is leaving UBC this June
after 14 years as United Church Chaplain.
Of his time as chaplain, Hermanson says,
"It's been an exciting time, if s been a
good time and it's been a sad time."
When he first arrived back on campus,
six years after graduating, he found UBC
an exciting place. "People were trying to
relate to the world then." But over the
years as the economy worsened, students
have turned inward, more concerned
about themselves than about the outside
world, Hermanson believes.
George Hermanson feels sad to leave the
University now because he believes people
who care about the University are needed
now, more than ever. The university is
"slowly beginning to wither under the
attack that if s facing. The future of UBC
does not look good."
The economic situation has affected his
work as chaplain, he says. He has seen
more students this year than in any
previous year, especially during the April
exams. He believes it is because the stakes
are higher for students this year than
previously. Students feel under pressure to
perform well, because otherwise they are
not sure if they will be allowed to get back
in the University under UBC's new
restricted enrolment policy.
His role as chaplain over the past 14
years has been that of "a theologian in
residence," Hermanson says. "I bring the
insight of religious history to the
University. I am a pastor to the people, a
celebrant and I have a prophetic role. It
also works in reverse. I take from what the
University is doing and represent it to the
Church and help the Church learn."
"In other words, I've drunk a lot of
coffee over the years."
His replacement as chaplain will be Barry
Valentine, former Bishop of Ruperf s Land.
Hermanson is moving to Paris, Ont.,
where he will be director of a United
Church-funded centre for continuing
education. There, he says, "I hope to give
people resources to work for a more
humane society" — just what he has done
at UBC for 14 years, as many present and
former students would confirm.
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also in the Victoria Asian Art Society. Two
of her sons have graduated from UBC....
Kiel, West Germany, is now home for
oceanographer Brian Whitehouse,
BSc'76... Paula L. (Affourtit) Boer,
BRE'77, is a color consultant in
Richmond.... Nicola Cavendish, BA'77,
was co-star and co-author of the smash
Vancouver play "North Shore Live"....
Mavis J. Dellert, BHE'77, has been named
executive director of the general hospital in
Whitehorse.... Ruthella Graham, BSN'77,
is co-ordinator of Care for Hospice Victoria
and a member of the Canadian Palliative
Care Foundation's advisory board.... CBC
Vancouver Orchestra member Mark
Koenig, BMus'77, MMus'79, is one busy
violinist. He is also a member of the
Vancouver Opera Orchestra, the Canada
West Chamber Orchestra and the faculty of
the Vancouver Academy of Music....
Quesnel artist Steven Russell Mills,
BEd'77, calls himself a fanatical hunter,
fisherman and bow hunter.... Liana
Zambresky, MSc'77, is working as an
oceanographer and developing a global
wave forecasting model for the U.S.
Navy.... Alumni Association Executive
member Anne P. Wicks, BCom'78,
MBA'82, has been appointed vice-
president of Urbanics Consultants Ltd....
Diana M. (Mounsey) Anderson, MASc'79,
was married last year to Robert G.
Anderson of Runcorn, England. She is
currently senior metallurgist with Interox
Chemicals in Widnes, England.... Soprano
and voice instructor Katherine Harder,
MMus'79, now lives in the Abbotsford
area, where she conducts voice workshops
and gives recitals.... Brian John Heinrich,
BA'79, was ordained a priest on May 22,
1983.... At age 26, pianist and singer Cos
Natola, BMus'79, has released his first
album and made numerous singing
appearances on CBC, talk shows and
variety specials.... Patrick Saunders,
BSc'79 completed his MD at McGill this
year and will intern at St. Paul's Hospital in
Vancouver.... Greg Waller, BCom'79
received his MBA from the University of
Calgary in 1984 and is working for
COMINCO in Trail, B.C.
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Chronicle/Summer 1984    19 David Thomas, MPE'80, was recently
appointed a coach with Canada's national
sailing team.... Michelle Anfield, BA'81,
received her diploma in arts administration
at City University and is now an
administrator at Art Worldwide in London,
England.... Ian Fenwick, MFA'81, is coordinator of Fraser Valley College's theatre
department. He was co-founder of
Vancouver's Touchstone Theatre
Company.... Rajiv Nayar, MSc'81, PhD'83,
will continue his biochemical research
work at the M.D. Anderson Institute for
Cancer Research in Houston, Texas.... Fort
St. James was "a shock" for Murray
Bamford, BPE'82, who had never been
north of Cache Creek before becoming a
physical education teacher in the northern
B.C. community... Louise Oldhaver,
BA'82, is back at UBC taking the fifth year
Education program, after a year working in
Japan. After her marriage in June to
Raymond Green, MD'84, they'll move to
Montreal where Raymond will intern....
Debra Parker, BMus'82, is a singer with
the Vancouver Cantata Singers after going
from a job as a dental hygenist in
Charlottetown to the Juilliard School in
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Foley, BEd'72, and Vincent Foley, BEd'72,
a son, David, August 14, 1983, a brother
for Jennifer and Kristie.... Jack Kler,
BSc'73, and Jackie Kler, BCom'77, a
daughter, Jillian Ashley, January 9, 1984, a
sister for Jasmine April Brian A.
Nordman, BSF'71, and Lynn (Schierman)
Nordman, BHE'72, a son, Derek Arthur
Alexander, December 27, 1983 in
Mackenzie, B.C., a brother for Erika....
Deborah Margaret Rota, BA'74, and
Kenneth James Koscielski, a daughter,
Kathleen Margaret, October 30, 1983, a
sister for Jimmy.... Glen Stedham, BSc'69,
LLB'71, and Sher (Walsh) Stedham, BEd-
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Correction: An obituary notice was
included in the Spring Chronicle for Elsie
MacGill Soulsby. Mrs. Soulsby, also
known under her maiden name, Elsie
Gregory MacGill, died in November, 1980.
We apologize for the mistake and regret
any inconvenience it may have caused.
Charles A.F. Clark, BA'22, MA'24, in
Ottawa, October 1983. After graduation,
he taught in various high schools in B.C.
until the Second World War. He served
with distinction, retiring with the rank of
major. After discharge from the army he
was appointed to the education branch of
the Department of Indian and Northern
Affairs in Ottawa, from which he retired in
Jake Duerksen, BSc'53, MSc'55, PhD
(Wisconsin), in Calgary, April 9, 1984. At
the time of his death he was a biology
professor at the University of Calgary. He
is survived by Penny, Scott, Eric and
Julian, brothers Walter, John and David,
sisters Marlene, Edith and Anna Marie and
his mother, Mary. He is predeceased by his
father David Duerksen. A scholarship is
being established in his honor at the
University of Calgary.
J. Edwin Eades, BA'25, QC, February 25,
1984 in North Vancouver. He served in
many capacities, including president of the
Vancouver Bar Association, deputy coroner
of Vancouver, Provincial Court judge,
chairman of the Vancouver School Board,
president of the Vancouver Council of Boy
Scouts and chairman of what was then
called the Workmen's Compensation
Board. He is survived by his wife Jessie,
sons Robert and Christopher of Vancouver,
daughter Gillian Telford of Toronto and
eight grandchildren.
Annie Sinclair Gardiner, BA'33, BASc'34,
February 27, 1984.
Keith G. Hollands, BA'53, BSA'54,
MSA'57, February 15, 1983 in Ottawa. He
made significant contributions to poultry
management problems and egg shell
quality. He is survived by his wife
Pamela Douglas Johnston, BA'50, March
16, 1984 in Vancouver. For many years she
was a member of the staff of Imperial
College in London, England.
Donald H. McKay, BA'43, BEd'62,
February 2, 1983 in Ladysmith. He was a
member and worker for the B.C. Teachers
Federation for many years, and taught at
Ladysmith Secondary School before being
appointed to Chemainus Secondary
School, where he was principal for 20
years. He is survived by his wife Val, three
sons and one daughter and their families.
Robertson D'Oyly Noble, BA'28, May 18,
1983. He was working as a chartered
accountant at the time of his death. He is
survived by his wife.
Elisabeth Norie, BA'39, May 27, 1983 in
John Milshie Petrak, BA'30, October 1983
in Ladysmith. He was a former teacher and
principal of Ladysmith Secondary School
and supervising principal of School District
67. He is survived by his wife Mary and
sons John (BSc'64, MSc'66) and Michael
and their families.
Margarita A. Shelvey, BA'79, December
15, 1983 in Vancouver. She is survived by
her brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
L. Shelvey.
Joan Shore, BSA'53, March 5, 1984 in
Edmonton. She worked at the University
of Alberta for 30 years, most recently in the
Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.
She was active in the Girl Guide movement
and several other organizations. A
graduate scholarship at the University of
Alberta has been established in her name.
Norman S. Wood, BEd'60, March 9, 1982.
He is survived by his wife Hildegard
Walter D. Young, BA'55, MA (Oxford),
PhD (Toronto), March 11, 1984 in Victoria.
Dr. Young was head of the University of
Victoria's political science department at
the time of his death, a position he also
held at UBC, where he taught from 1963 to
1973. He was a B.C. Rhodes Scholar in
1955, a past president of the Canadian
Political Science Association, the author of
several works on Canadian politics, and
founder of the journal B.C. Studies. Both
parties paid tribute to him in the provincial
legislature upon news of his death. He is
survived by his wife Beryl and three
children, Brian, Jeremy and Margot.
Get involved with
UBC heritage
The Alumni Heritage Committee's subcommittee representing the years 1928-45
has divided into several groups to research
aspects of UBC history: humanities groups,
student campaigns, MUSSOC, history
research and history writing by faculty,
and cataloging the Ubyssey for the UBC
Archives. Seventeen alumni have volunteered to help with the cataloging task.
If any alumni are interested in providing
material or information, please contact
Linda Hall at the Alumni Office, 228-3313.
20    Chronicle/'Summer 1984 UBC Alumni
and CUSO
Many university students consider, with
varying degrees of seriousness,
volunteering for service with CUSO
(Canadian University Service Overseas).
Very few actually sign up. The Chronicle
recently received a letter from one UBC
graduate, telling of her experiences in
Papua New Guinea (see below). Other
graduates are working in Mozambique,
Bolivia, Thailand, and other countries.
Recent UBC volunteers:
About to go overseas: Carl Grigoruk,
BSc'82 (Zoology) — nominated to Nigeria
(teaching); Cheeying Ho, BSc'83
(Biochemistry) — nominated to Nigeria
(teaching); Neil S. Neate, BASc'84 (Civil)
— nominated to Thailand; James
Ockenden, BSc'78 (Biology) — nominated
to Ghana, has already served in Nigeria;
John H.H. Reid, BASc'84 (Civil) —
nominated to Mozambique; Julie Anne
Weatherall, BA'79 (Spanish) — nominated
to Nigeria; Keith Vaessen, BSc(Agr)'80
(Plant Science) — nominated to
Mozambique, has already served in
Currently overseas: Henry Awmack,
BASc'82 (Geol.) — working for a mining
co-op in Bolivia; Edward Hamel, BEd-E'83
— teaching in Nigeria; Beverley Knutson-
Shaw, BEd-E'83, teaching in Nigeria; Bruce
MacDonald, BSF'80 — working in
Botswana; Vilma (Guerra) MacDonald,
BEd-E'79 — teaching in Botswana; William
Raikes, BA'73 (Geography) — teaching in
Papua New Guinea.
Recently returned from overseas: Greg
Bruce, BA'83 (English) — teaching in
Nigeria; Chung Kwan, BA'80 (Math) —
teaching in Nigeria; Edward Montague,
BA'80 (English) — teaching in Nigeria.
Straight from UBC to head of a
department in a school of 650
students! Sound impressive, eh?! More
about this later . . .
Certainly this is not Canada; 11,000
kilometres and a 17 hour time difference
found me in Papua New Guinea's least
developed province. Seeking for
something out of the norm with adventure,
challenge and a little idealism mixed in, I
signed a two year contract with CUSO.
Armed with a Bachelor of Home
Economics, teaching certificate, and 22
years living experience in Trail and
Vancouver, I boarded a flight to Ottawa,
becoming the first of five offspring to break
from a traditional Chinese-Canadian
I joined about 40 other CUSO recruits for
a ten day pre-departure orientation. For all
of us, this was a culmination of an
extensive application process which for
some lasted over a year. Everyone had
been requested by Third World nations (in
our particular case Papua New Guinea and
Vanuata) to assist in their development
through training of the local people.
CUSO, as a Canadian non-government
organization, usually has roughly six
hundred co-operants abroad.
Flying from Ottawa to Toronto, Los
Angeles, Honolulu, Port Moresby and
finally Daru in August 1982, I arrived at
what was to be home for two years. The
dot on the map marking Daru usually gives
the impression that it is on the mainland.
Upon circling the airstrip, I discovered
Daru is in fact a tiny tropical island of 8,000
inhabitants and the capital of Western
Province. It is surrounded by mangrove
swamps, mudflats, and murky water —
another stereotype image of tropical
islands dispelled!
Living in Daru is very similar to living in
a small town in northern Canada. Leisure
activities are very limited. However, some
exciting developments are budding as a
result of the Ok Tedi mining project in the
northern part of Western Province. A
bakery and a new movie theatre are
expected to be in operation before the end
of this year. Other future changes include a
new wharf and upgrading of the airstrip
for international flights. Daru is the likely
site as a port for the gold and possibly
copper ore being shipped down the Fly
River from the Ok Tedi mine. Thus, the
place has a ripple effect resulting in various
socio-economic developments.
Likewise, teaching in the high school
(one of three in the province) I have come
face to face with some of the transitions of
the country. Education is in the process of
being nationalized, with more Papua New
Guineans replacing the positions held by
expatriates. Curriculum material being
developed attempts to have greater PNG
emphasis and relevance. There is a
movement towards universal education.
National teachers receive three years of
training after completing either Grade 10 or
12. Localizing teaching positions has been
very rapid over the last 10 years, but
staffing shortage is a problem for some
schools. Factors accounting for the
shortage of teachers are poor accomodation
facilities, isolation of some settings,
separation from home, difficult career
advancements, and teachers leaving to
accept more lucrative positions with
private companies. Daru high school has
three vacancies, which results in heavier
teaching loads and extra duties for the
The last vacancy gave me the promotion
to Subjectmistress of the Commerce
department and Finance Officer
responsibilities on top of my duties as the
school librarian and co-ordinator of Grade
10 Home Economics. Oh yes, I have a full
teaching load, too!
My CUSO posting has definitely given
me more opportunities and challenges
than any teaching position could have in
Canada. The students, averaging 40 per
class, are certainly a great pleasure to
teach. They are usually willing to work
hard at any given task, whether it is in
class or in the general maintenance of the
school. Of course, moments of frustration
and exhaustion exist like in any other job.
But they are far outweighed by how one
learns and grows from the experience in a
life overseas.
by Diana /. Wong, BHE'81
CUSO co-operant
Papua New Guinea •
Correctional Service
Service correctionnel
Have You Planned Your Career?
The Correctional Service of Canada anticipates vacancies for
both unilingual English and bilingual positions (both English and
French are essential) in the near future that will be of particular
interest to male and female university or college graduates. We
are seeking dedicated, well-qualified, career orientated persons
to join our Correctional Officer staff. The work is demanding,
requiring patience, an ability to relate well to people, and calmly
answer emergencies. Training at the Service's Staff College will
be provided before assignment to an institution.
If you are interested in a unique working environment, we can
offer you excellent fringe benefits and a salary starting at
$20,508 as a Correctional Officer with regular increments to
$26,042. Advancement through career progression can take you
higher into the correctional group or to other positions in the
Service. An application form may be obtained from your local
Canada Employment Centre.
Please send your application and resume, quoting reference 84-
CSC-PAC-IV-CX-BA-01, to:
The Correctional Service of Canada
Regional Headquarters (Pacific)
Staffing Department
600-32315 South Fraser Way
P.O. Box 4500
Abbotsford, B.C.
V2T 4M8
Tout renseignement relatif a ce concours peut-etre obtenu en franqais.
Chronicle/Summer 1984    21 :i 4. %mtt3M
'Purpose of Universities' survey results
UBC alumni want to see the University stress academic education, not job
training, according to a survey in the Spring Chronicle.
Seventy-six percent of the 100 plus grads who replied to the questionnaire
said UBC should stress academic education very much, while only 26 percent
felt job training should be stressed very much. One in three respondents (34
percent) believed very little emphasis should be placed on job training.
Alumni are more divided about how much to stress research. Fifty-nine
percent felt theoretical research should be stressed very much, and 54 percent felt the University should stress applied research very much.
The questionnaire followed an article on "The Purpose of Universities" by
Jim Cooney, chairman of the Alumni Association's Policies and Issues Committee.
Respondents overwhelmingly felt that their university education had
enriched their lives, and also believed, to a lesser extent, that it had been
useful in their careers.
Many of those who replied took advantage of the space for further comments. Some even wrote long letters to the Chronicle and to the Policies and
Issues Committee. Among the comments received: "I got as much learning
from a few years in residence as I did in the classroom" . . . "Limit enrolment
— many students don't need an education" . . . "Professors should teach —
leave research to the companies and researchers" . . . "Need for part-time
PhD programs SOON" . . . "Government policy is deplorable" . . . "Wished
I had been taught to be more practical".
Graduates from all decades from the 1930s to the present replied, with the
majority from the 1960s and the 1970s.
Survey results
very moder- very
1. To what extent should UBC stress: much ately little
a. Job training 26% 41% 34%
b. Academic education 76% 21% 3%
c. Theoretical research 59% 32% 9%
d. Applied research 54% 41% 4%
2. To what extent has your university education:
a. been useful in your career 68%        26% 6%
b. enriched your life 82%        12% 6%
Cuts that don't heal
British Columbia was the only province in Canada not to increase operating
grants to universities in 1983-84, and university budgets were cut five percent
for the fiscal year 1984-85, despite an increase in federal grants to B.C. for post-
secondary education of eight percent in 1983-84 and 6.9 percent in 1984-85.
Until 1977 the federal government annually assumed up to 50 percent of the
cost of operating universities and colleges, which are a provincial
responsibility. Since then Ottawa has simply transferred money to the
provinces to help pay for post-secondary education and other programs, but
provinces are not obliged to pass this money on to the universities and
The federal government provides about 75 percent of the cost of operating
B.C. universities, according to UBC President George Pedersen.
Pedersen elected to MacMillan Bloedel board
Corporate figures are common on the boards of Canadian universities. But
university presidents on the boards of corporations are not such a common
However, UBC President George Pedersen became the first university
president to be elected a director of MacMillan Bloedel Ltd. recently. Pedersen
was elected to the board at the lumber company's April 25 annual meeting. He
is also a member of MacMillan Bloedel's Donations Committee.
UBC's retiring chancellor, J.V. Clyne, was formerly chairman of the board of
MacMillan Bloedel Ltd.
Request from student
to alumni
On February 19, 1920, the first Arts'20
Relay Road Race was run. Initiated by
Arts'20 student Hugh Keenleyside, the
race was founded to establish a tradition
between the old and new universities. The
Arts'20 class wanted to keep the idea of the
future Point Grey University upmost in the
minds of their fellow students so that the
students themselves might assist the campaign to build a new university.
The relay race became a tradition every
Spring until 1940 and the advent of the Second World War. In 1969 the race was rein-
stituted on campus by Dr. Nestor Korchinsky who, by accident, discovered the
original Arts 20 trophy in an upstairs storage room of the War Memorial Gymnasium.
UBC Intramural Sports has hosted the
event since 1969 and since then the event
has become the largest campus relay race
in Canada. It is significant to UBC's campus sports history and also symbolic of students' initiative and involvement in the
affairs of the community.
With funding from Alumni Allocations
and the Buchanan Fund, and in association
with the UBC Film Department, I am planning to make a 10 to 15 minute documentary on the race. Much of the film will concentrate on those first races in 1920. I
would appreciate any information, photographs, film footage or memories of the
race. Do not hesitate to write with even the
smallest of details or occurences relating to
the race. Please direct in writing any information as soon as possible to:
Ross Weber c/o Joanie Pilcher
Room 203, War Memorial Gym
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5
AMS looking for
The Alma Mater Society, with the undergraduate societies, sponsored many interesting and unique publications, some of
whicfi go back 60 years or more. As part of
an archives and records management
project, the AMS is organizing all previous
AMS publications. The present collection
has many gaps.
By donating copies of your society's publication to the AMS archives for incorporation into the "special collection" every
interested student or researcher can have
access to them. Your assistance would be
greatly appreciated. Please contact: Iolanda
Weisz, AMS Archivist, at 228-5000; SUB
Room 241J.
Playing field honor
A playing field in UBC's Thunderbird
Park complex has been named in honor of
Evelyn Lett, BA'17, MA'25, LLD'58. The
University Board of Governors named the
field, located immediately east of the John
Owen Pavilion, the Evelyn Lett Alumni
Field in honor of Mrs. Lett, who assisted in
the drafting of the original constitutions of
both the Alma Mater Society and the UBC
Alumni Association.
Mrs. Lett still takes an active interest in
alumni and University affairs. •
22    Chronicle/Summer 1984 m
Eastern grads
get together
UBC alumni living in Montreal
and Toronto enjoyed themselves at
receptions held on May 2 and        j
May 4 respectively.     _
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Ouordde/Summer 1984   23 Woodland Indian Artist
Benjamin Chee Chee
Alumni Media is pleased to present 9 reproductions of works by the late Benjamin Chee Chee.
These are the only reproductions authorized by the artist's estate.
A mainly self-taught artist, Chee Chee was a prominent member of the second
generation of woodland Indian painters.
Unlike many of his contemporaries who employed direct and "primitive"
means, Chee Chee's work was influenced by modern abstraction. His style
reduced line and image in keeping with international modern art.
At the age of 32, at the height of his success, Chee Chee died tragically by suicide.
These reproductions are printed on high quality, textured stock and measure
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C Good Morning
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F Sun Bird
G Spring Flight
H Wait For Me
I Autumn Flight
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