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Volume 35, Number 2, Summer 81
UBC Seen
Alumni and Campus News
7
Brian Budd
Superathlete
Viveca Ohm
10
Winners and
World Champions
Sheila Ritchie
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Moments of Glory
Sports history and Big Blocks
Clive Cocking
18
Teamwork
The new look of campus athletics
Judith Walker
23
Spotlight
29
Letters
30
The Last Word
A debate
EDITOR Susan Jamieson MeLarnon, BA'65
EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Anne MacLachlan
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Jeanette Nickas
COVER Photography by Ken Mayer; Polishing
by Ceri Bowen
EDITORIAL COMMITTEE: Nancy Woo,
BA'69, Chair; Marcia Boyd, MA'75; Peter Jones;
Murray McMillan; Bel Nemetz, BA'35; Nick
Omelusik, BA'64, BLS'66; David Richardson,
BCom'71; Robert Smith, BCom'66, MBA'71, El
Jean Wilson,
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UBC Seen
From the President's
Desk:
Alumni are one of any university's greatest
renewable resources. Through the years,
alumni support has been an essential
component in the growth and development
of the University of British Columbia.
Today, there is real evidence that this
support is gaining new momentum.
Alumni donations are at record levels and
more and more alumni are volunteering
their time to work with the association.
The objectives for the '80s have been set
by the alumni board of management, and
with the aid of the association staff, we are
rapidly moving to reach these goals. It is
my hope that during my year as president
we will continue to expand on the policy
and program foundations laid over the past
few years. This will allow for:
- encouragement of faculties and schools
to communicate directly with their
graduates, with the possible results of
the formation of active alumni divisions
and increased financial support for the
faculty or school;
- continuing development of the
Wesbrook Society. Membership in the
society is conferred on individuals or
corporations who annually make
substantial contributions to the
university. Society members meet
regularly with members of the university
administration to discuss and advise on
matters of concern to the university and
higher education;
- an increased role for the alumni advocacy
committee in preparing policy positions
on issues affecting the university and
education in British Columbia. These
briefs are used in addressing issues with
the university administration, the
Universities Council, and the provincial
government;
- maintenance of leadership and
orientation programs with today's
students,
- and continuing support of the
association's campus/community
programs such as the Speakers Bureau,
the open houses and the singers tours
that help to bring UBC to British
Columbians.
During the coming year, the Chronicle
will keep you informed of the activities of
your association. The magazine itself will
be changing, in format and direction, with
a view to giving you more information on
all aspects of university affairs. I urge you
to use the medium of the Chronicle to share
your concerns, views and opinions with
your fellow graduates and your alumni
executive. You can be sure that we will be
listening.
Robert J. Smith, BCom'66, MBA'71
President, 1981-82
One of Canada's most distinguished authors,
broadcasters and journalists, Pierre Berton,
BA '41, represented by his sister Lucy Berton
Woodward, BA'43, (center) received the alumni
award of distinction al the association annual
meeting May 21. Dr. Vladimir Krajina,
honorary professor of botany, an internationally
recognized ecologist was named an honorary life
member. Art Stevenson (left) retiring alumni
president presented the awards.
The Alumni Year in Review
Each year the alumni association prepares a
report on its activites for presentation to the
annual general meeting. This year it was held
May 21 at Cecil Green Park. The following is a
condensed version ofthe annual report. A limited
number of copies of the full report is available on
request from the alumni office, 6251 Cecil Green
Park Road, Vancouver V6T 1X8.
"There is an agreed-upon plan of action.
The future looks very exciting indeed,"
reports Art Stevenson, out-going alumni
president. Two years ago, a five-year plan was
established with a clear set of objectives and
priorities. This year, association staff and
volunteers have used this plan as a basis for
action, Stevenson said in his report.
Stevenson said one goal he personally set
was to have the alumni association more
visible on campus. The board of management
met at various times with the board of
governors, the deans and the student
executives ofthe Alma Mater Society. Each of
these groups wanted to work more closely with
the association and offered support for several
projects. President Doug Kenny and
Chancellor J.V. Clyne have been very
supportive and attended functions on the
association's behalf.
A new record of alumni contributions
-$833,805- was reached in the year ending
March 31. This represents a 37 percent
increase over the previous record of the
1979-80 year, when contributions totalled
$607,851.
Grant Burnyeat, who chairs the alumni
fund, reported that in addition, bequests from
alumni totalling $185,390 were received
during the year.
The alumni fund's allocations committee,
chaired by William Armstrong, approved a
total of $60,956 to 47 student-related projects.
The scholarships and bursaries committee
redefined the existing bursary and scholarship
commitments of the fund.
Chancellor J.V. Clyne announced March 16
the formation of the Wesbrook Society,
Chronicle/Summ-T 1981  3 Chartered
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All you've got to do is let them use your
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A Chartered Accountant can help you
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honoring the name and ideals of the
university's first president. Members, who
annually donate $1,000 or more to UBC, will
share ideas, advice and counsel with senior
university officials. As Burnyeat says:
"excellence in education demands
extraordinary efforts; it also demands
involvement and investment of private
funding from interested alumni and friends."
The past year has been a period of review,
reports Harold Halvorson, who chairs the
communications committee. Since
publishing and mailing costs have accelerated
rapidly, ways have been explored to reduce
costs. "We have functioned with reduced staff
since mid-year and voluntary subscriptions for
the Chronicle have been tried with success for
alumni living out of Canada." Canadian
alumni are now being approached.
A study of the Point Grey cliff erosion
problem was the advocacy committee's first
project, reports chair Peggy L.E. Ross. Some
remedial suggestions made in that the erosion
report, chaired by James Denholme, have
already been implemented.
A brief on engineering education in B.C.,
prepared by Dr. Harold Halvorson and Dr.
Ross, was submitted to the Universities
Council in October, 1980. The committee's
brief on university funding is to be submitted
to the Universities Council and provincial
legislature members. Briefs on the provincial
participation rate and accessibility are also
going to the legislature.
The program committee was established
this past year, with representation from each
ofthe association's programs. Divisions are
growing, with the birth of divisions in
mechanical engineering, social work and
recreation education.
Alumni branch dinners were held in Los
Angeles and Toronto. Branch committee chair
Jo Ann Hinchliffe, played an active role in an
open house and board of governors dinner in
Kamloops, as well as the highly-successful
University Singers tour ofthe Interior. The
student affairs committee sponsored a series
of dinners, a leadership conference and frosh
retreat... The traditional grad class barbecues
Rapt attention and lots of questions were the order
ofthe day at the UBC Open House in Kamloops,
April 30 to May 2 (left). Over two dozen
departments and faculties were represented by
faculty members, students, displays and films.
There were lots of things to try including the
rehabilitation aid that Penny Rofe Douglass,
BSR'70 is showing her son Andrew... Vancouver
alderman Harry Rankin, BA'49, LLB'50
(above) was guest speaker at a March student
affairs dinner. The topic? Law and Politics.
were also a success, attracting about 450
grads... The reunions were attended by more
than 500 graduates and guests and the Young
Alumni Club continued in its Thursday and
Friday evening socials. This year's president
was Rip Peterman... The Speakers Bureau
sponsored more than 450 speakers
representing UBC to the community. Oscar
Sziklai oversees the program... and the
Fairview committee is sponsoring a series of
photographic portraits of the university's
registrars.
Young Alumni
Summer Season
Membership in the Young Alumni Club
continues to be a bargain at $15 for the year,
opening up a range of activities available to
recent grads... Summertime highlights
include a hiking trip June 20; in July, sailing
and cycling trips and a tennis tourney...
Friday night socials continue to be popular
with up to 150 attending. Guests per member
are limited to two, at $2.50 each, but there is
no limit on guests at Thursday night socials,
(and no guest fee!)... The student affairs
committeechair, Jill Brand BRE'79 and the
other members are at work on the organisation
of the New Students Retreat. To be held the
weekend of Sept. 11-13, the program is jointly
sponsored by the university, the alumni
association and the students' Alma Mater
Society. A weekend program of seminars and
discussion groups, to acquaint students with
the university, faculty, and each other, will be
held at Camp Elphinstone on the Sechelt
peninsula. Cost for students, (transportation,
food and accommodation included) is $20
each.
If you know of new students coming to UBC
this fall, please inform them of the program.
For further information, or to register, contact
the alumni association.
4 Chronicle/Summer 1981 A full house of alumni greeted the university
board of governors at a Kamloops dinner May 1.
UBC president Douglas Kenny was guest
speaker. (Above, right) Student members ofthe
board of governors, Chris Niwinski (left) and
Anthony Dickinson with guest Doris Wong.
(Above, left) Roger Parks (right) one ofthe
organizers ofthe dinner chats with two ofthe
guests....The Wesbrook Society was launched at a
March luncheon (right). Society president George
Morfitt, (recently reared after six years as a
university governor) welcomed guests including
university chancellor J .V. Clyne, and Robert
Paul, BASc'52, (right).
Division Dispatches
There's a new look coming to alumni
divisions with the formation of the Division
Council.
"Under the alumni constitution any
organized group of alumni, whether based on
academic lines like commerce or medicine or
on a campus activity such as sports, the
Players' Club or the Varsity Outdoor Club can
elect two representatives to the new council,"
said Mike Partridge, BCom'59, council chair.
Twelve council members will be elected to sit
on the alumni board of management.
"We feel that divisions can become a vitally
important part of the alumni association, to
the great benefit of the students and the
university. We are looking for participation
and achievement of a common goal," he said.
It's anticipated that divisions, whether
established or new, will add a substantial
fund-raising effort to their activities. "We feel
we are going the right way toward helping the
university by having alumni focus their
interest and donations on areas in which they
have had a direct involvement."
For more information on how to start a
division (there is seed money available) or how
to get involved contact Peter Jones, executive
director or Mike Partridge through the alumni
office.
And in the divisions... Anne Gleeson
Wicks, BCom'78, is the new president of the
commerce alumni... Gerald Parkinson,
BASc'79, heads mechanical engineering...
Librarianship held its annual meeting April 21
at Cecil Green Park.
The psychology faculty has established a
memorial fund to honor Park Davidson,
professor and director of the graduate program
in clinical/community psychology who died
accidently, with his wife Sheena, last
December. The fund will provide financial
assistance for a student in the
clinical/community psychology program. A
Sheena Davidson fund will assist nursing
research. Donations to both funds may be sent
through the UBC Alumni Fund.
Home economics '71 alums gathered for
three days of dinners, receptions and
memories in mid-May. The home economics
alumni are helping to raise funds to equip a
student reading room in their long-awaited
new building. The room will be named for
Charlotte Black, director of the school for
many years. Contributions from the
furnishings fund will be used first to equip the
Charlotte Black reading room and then for
other student areas. Contributions can be sent
care of the alumni fund.
A pat on the back has been received from
Dean Bernard Riedel, co-ordinator of health
sciences, for alumni who contributed to the
John F. McCreary Lectureship fund. The
fund has gone over the top and "The credit for
this successful outcome must in large part be
directed to... the generous response ofthe
health sciences alumni."... Brian Schmidt,
MSc'78 is in a second term as president of the
health services planning division... Nursing
professor Beth McCann, BA'39, BSN'40,
president of the nursing division included a
division newsletter with the research survey
she is doing for her sabbatical project — a
history of the UBC nursing school "with a
strong focus on people." Nursing alumni day
was May 22, with seminars and discussions on
a Year of the Disabled theme and the annual
Marion Woodward lecuture given by Luther
Cristman, dean of nursing Rush University.
The division has a meeting planned for
Monday, Sept. 8 in the faculty lounge, school
of nursing, 7:30 p.m.
Robin Caesar, BSF'50 and the forestry
division executive have launched a fund appeal
for forestry. Faculty enrolment is up by 20
percent and money is in short supply for
equipment, field trip expenses and student
aid. In seeking donations, Caesar said, "I urge
you to remember what you gained from your
university and to think of those who follow
behind you."
OUTLOOK
FOR
CANADA
What does it mean to be a
Canadian in the 1980s?
THE FIRST ALUMNI
SUMMER COLLEGE
July 26 to August 1,1981
A New Campus Residential
Program
Registration priority for alumni,
spouses and friends of the university.
A fee of $395 per person includes accommodation, meals, refreshments,
tuition, materials, tours and social
events. For a detailed brochure and
application form call or write the UBC
Alumni Association, 6251 Cecil
Green Park Road, Vancouver B.C. V6T
1X8(604-228-3313).
Alumni Summer College
is presented by the
Alumni Association in
cooperation with the UBC
Centre for Continuing
Education.
Editor's Note:
This issue is about history, policies and
people. What ties them together is sports. For
many alumni athletics is the tie that binds
them to the university. It could be the memory
of a great day on a soggy field, blue and gold,
sweat, pain but usually achievement. What
happens to campus athletes after they leave
UBC? Do they take up new sports to fit their
age or lifestyle? Do they become armchair
athletes? The Chronicle would like to hear
about your sporting interests — whether
competitive croquet or marathon running.
You'll notice some changes in the Chronicle
— layout, format and content among them.
We're expanding our coverage of campus
events and increasing the number of articles.
Do you approve of these changes? Any
suggestions for the future?
Another change will be in distribution of the
magazine. Subscribers (An annual gift to the
Chronicle of at least $5 puts you on the list) will
continue to receive each issue. All other
alumni will receive the magazine at least twice
a year on a rotating basis.
Chronicle/5Mmmer 1981   5 The erosion control advisory committee toured the
recently completed beach berm that protects about
300 meters ofthe Point Grey cliff face below
Cecil Green Park and the Museum of
Anthropology. The rock and gravel demonstration
berm has been covered with afoot of sand and is
being planted with dune grasses. The berm project
has been guided by Stuart Lefeaux, BASc'45,
retired superintendent ofthe Vancouver parks. It
is hoped that further funding will become
available to complete the berm between the two
gun towers.
A memorial scholarship fund honoring his mother,
Chan Fong Gan Au, has been established by K.
TongAu, BA'55, LLB'58 (right). Association
treasurer Harold Halvorson accepted the $15,000
cheque that will provide an annual $1000
scholarship for an arts student.
T-Bird Sports Round-up
The UBC women's field hockey team was the
biggest athletic success ofthe 1980-81 season.
The Thunderettes won the Canada West
Championship and then beat York University
in a 1-0 game to win the C.I.A.U. National
Championship. The only Canadian team in the
200th University of Glasgow tournament,
UBC emerged from the finals with a 2-1 lead
over the British University Selects.
The women's gymnastics team captured the
Canada West Championship and placed
second to McMaster University in the
C.I.A.U. championships. The other women's
teams—volleyball, basketball, swimming and
diving, skiing, rowing and the new ice hockey
team—did well in their competitions.
In spite of the men's Thunderbird hockey
team's 5-19 league record, team captain Jim
McLaughlin won the scoring championship,
was Canada West All-Star and was named to
the All-Canadian team. McLaughlin and
teammates Ron Paterson and Bill Holowaty,
were named to the student national team,
which played in the F.I.S.U. Winter Games,
held in Spain.
The football and basketball teams did not
make the playoffs this year but the rugby team
won three international matches and all five of
their U.S. tour games.
The soccer team tied the University of
Calgary in the league championship, only to
lose it when the tie was broken.
Branch News
Approximately 45 grads, from 1931 to the late
'70's, attended a gathering May 1 in
Edmonton, when the film "A University Is"
was shown. Alumni also listened to a band
play a variety of music and enjoyed a sing-
along. . .For Northern California alumni,
"Climate and Acid Rain" will be the topic at
the All Canadian Universities Association
dinner June 18. Speaker will be F. Kenneth
Hare, PhD, provost of Trinity College, U. of
T. He was president of UBC from 1968-69.
The dinner will be held at the Engineers Club
of San Francisco, 160 Sansome St. All grads
and friends of other Canadian universities are
welcome. The program is a joint effort of five
host universities—UBC, McGill, Queen's,
Toronto and Manitoba.
The group
of tennis
specialists evaluating
tennis racquets
for Racquets Canada—
judging 16 of the top racquets
named the Black Knight
Excalibur as their only choice.
Visit your
sports store
and judge
for yourself
Distributed by:
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6 Chronicle/Summer 1981 Brian Budd:
Superathlete
Viveca Ohm
"I
think I'm capable of scoring 15 to 20 goals in a season.
It'd be fantastic, the most ever by a North American
player."
"I can score with both feet. I'm greased lightning, nobody
faster."
"They love me in Ireland. The only guy that's larger than
me is the Pope."
If you're a soccer aficionado and a hometown booster, you
probably have no trouble matching the quotes with the
name. But as a dyed-in-the-wool arts type, as clued-out on
the sports circuit as they come, my first reaction is who is
Brian Budd and why is he saying those wonderful things
about himself?
An old sports column calling him "the happy extrovert
from Ladner" doesn't really take me very far. But as I delve
through a growing pile of clippings and press releases, the
truth begins to dawn. Here is a hero I've somehow missed,
all the more intriguing on the hero market for having been
spurned and misunderstood by coaches and thick-headed
fans alike.
Consider this. Brian Budd, BPE'76, plays for the
Vancouver Whitecaps for four years, during most of which
he is either kept on the bench or his buoyant spirits booed
from the stands. No one really believes he can play soccer.
Brian Budd is traded to Denver where his bad reputation or
his bad luck follow him. The coach barely talks to him. How
can he score those 15-20 goals when he hardly ever gets to
play? Does someone have it in for him?
Meanwhile, Budd has entered Canadian Superstars, a
nationally televised sports extravaganza in which athletes
compete in a number of events like swimming, tennis,
rowing, but not in their own field. Freed from any soccer
expectations, Brian easily takes the Canadian championship.
Then he goes on to the World Superstars (for there is one of
those too, in the Bahamas) where he sets new records in
gymnastics, the 100-yard swim and the half-mile run, walks
off with $39,000 and the World Superstar-ship.
That was in 1977-78. The next year he does the same
thing again. And the year after too. Now he's up to $50,000
and a 58-point victory, a new high in World Superstars. But
something happens. The U.S. television network in its
wisdom decides that three times is enough. The guy is too
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good, no one gets to be World Superstar a fourth time,
them's the rules. Once more our hero is victimized by
klutzes.
But wait. Who are those throngs of people out there with
autograph pads, television mikes, book offers, talk show
invitations? Whole new vistas open up. Who really needs
soccer now?
I meet Brian Budd on one of his whirlwind visits to his old
west coast stomping grounds. It is a whirlwind meeting from
which I emerge with eyes glazed and head spinning. Budd is
on a tight schedule, has squeezed me in between a couple of
other appointments in a pub lounge. Is that why he talks so
fast? No, apparently he's famous for his torrential
outpourings.
Chronicle/Summer 1981  7 A man of many talents, Brian Budd, at the 1979 World
Superstars competition, where he won the half-mile race,
gymnastics and rowing.
"What do you want to know? Superstars? Six out of six,
three Canadians, three worlds, retired, they retired me,
most points ever, enjoyed it, never trained very much, four
weeks a year, stayed up late, in the casino in the Bahamas at
one in the morning having a few beers and just enjoying
myself 'cause it was there to be enjoyed but they take it far
too seriously. I mean, don't get me wrong, the Worlds is a
serious thing, but I figure if you know your stuff you can
afford to relax and enjoy, which is what I did. Everybody
else was in bed at 8 o'clock, and I'd be out at the tables
playing a little blackjack, losing a fortune.
"Sports to me is something to be enjoyed. If you were to
give me a pair of runners and a tennis racket and give me five
to six weeks, or a pair of skis or whatever, I can make the
game.. .I've had a taste of almost every kind of sport except
kite-flying and skydiving, and I'm doing skydiving in the
next couple of months. I scuba dive and I'm very, very
decent on a single ski, waterskiing, I've done some
flip-diving and all that ballistic stuff."
He doesn't look as large as I'd expected. In fact he looks
like a well-turned out kid on a high school team. An open,
blond-mustached face, your basic good guy whose idea of
hardship is not being able to play soccer.
But that's deceiving. At five he was believed to have
leukemia. When he was a teen-ager, on a hunting trip, a
friend's shotgun exploded in his face, blinding him for two
weeks. At a UBC party, a man on drugs attacked him and
slashed his throat with a knife. With 30 stitches from ear to
ear, Budd was convinced he was going to die, but
remembers feeling "I had to come back that much stronger
and more determined."
When you're living in perpetual overdrive, a lot of things
become child's play. Like playing the last 16 minutes of a
soccer game with a broken leg. Or running to the top of a
30-story building to settle a $1000 bet by Herb Capozzi and a
friend. When Cappozzi and friend stepped out ofthe
elevator at the top after 2:37 minutes, Brian met them there.
Growing up in Delta, the only boy in a family of four kids,
Budd was always attracted to sports, even if some of them
were a bit unorthodox. He and his friends used to have foot
races along the bottom of an eight-foot deep slough. They
would put large rocks under their arms and hold their
breaths.
But Budd didn't get serious about soccer until his third
year at UBC. An early coach told him he'd never be a good
soccer player, and others have since agreed. He is still out to
prove them wrong. After humdrum-to-disastrous stints with
8 Chronicle/5_mm_r 1981
the Whitecaps, the Colorado Caribou, and the Toronto
Blizzard, Budd got traded to Houston last year and finally
had a chance to show what he could do. "I had a whale of a
season and never missed a minute of any game."
With the Houston team folding, Brian has to decide
whether to play soccer or stick with television. "TV is a lot
less strenous, they're paying me for it and I've only got to
wear out two or three pair of lips each day, and that's me
finished."
In the past year-and-a-half there've been talk shows and
guest appearances, commentating soccer games and color
commentating for the Superstars in Canada, Ireland and the
U.K., and the "World." Less sedentary is an annual stint on
Survival of the Fittest, an adventure show that calls for
scaling mountains and swimming raging rivers as fast as you
possibly can.
At 29, Brian is in no danger of being a terminal jock.
Apart from television, he has a book coming out this fall.
"It's a got a working title like 'An Executive Guide to
Fitness.' It has everything you ever wanted to know about
sports from how to cure a hangover to how to do sit-ups to
take weight off your stomach, which is a basic fallacy. I
wrote it in seven weeks, writing all night sometimes....the
book's been backed already by one of the best orthopedic
surgeons in Canada. What else would you like to know?
"I live in Toronto but I maintain a house in Vancouver
and I occasionally come out to buy and sell a few (houses).
I'm trying to get into a little restaurant business in Toronto
and I want to do the same thing here."
What he lacks in humility, Brian Budd makes up for in
heart. He is a Big Brother, an honorary chairman for the
Special Olympics for Ontario and is involved in VOICE, a
teaching project for the hearing impaired.
"And when I go to Ireland, I work with all the crippled
kids, that's one ofthe major reasons I started going over
there (after Superstars). We do soccer clinics, teach them a
few fitness skills, this little gymnasium was jampacked, this
was in Limerick, they've taken a lot of liking to my character
over there, it's not just my sports.. .Let's see, what else
would you like to know?"
If he should run out of things to do, Brian can always go
back to school. "UBC's accepted me to do my master's in
psychology of sports, physiology, something like that, if I
ever have time to go back."
What else would you like to know? U
Viveca Ohm, BA'69, writes and teaches in Vancouver. 'ftf      v^i^S^"
THE YANKEE WAY,
Things were different then.
People working harder, taking more pride in their craft.
What they made carried value.
Once in a great while, a product comes along in that
tradition. A product that does just what it is meant to do.
Simply. Without fuss, frills or high price.
The Yankee.
The performance training shoe basics brought togethei
in the Yankee way. With pride, craftsmanship and a concern
for value.
The Yankee. A product of
common sense.
And Yankee ingenuity. ' The Champs: C. Menten (captain), L. Tourtellotte, R. Tingley,
R. Harris, M. Campbell, M. Shelly, F. Carlile, J. Whyte and
coach, Jack Barberie.
Winners and World Champions
Sheila Ritchie
Some remember them as the "forgotten" team of
Canadian sport history and few would argue the
merits of one of the finest athletic ringleaders ever to
grace UBC courts. Fifty-one years later, the memory
remains clear. The 1930 Senior A women's basketball team,
world champions at the Women's World Games in Prague,
Czechoslovakia, can still boast of a UBC accolade yet to be
repeated.
Those were the days of coach Percy Page and the famous
Edmonton Grads who, for their entire 25-year playing
history, stormed women's basketball and captured every
Canadian and world title on the North American and
European continents.
At the 1930 Western Canadian championship in
Vancouver, the UBC squad came as close as it ever would to
upsetting the record. "At that point in time the two teams
were really equal," recalls UBC coach, Jack Barberie. "It
was such a close game, I think we could have overpowered
them. We played a two-game, total-point series and they
only beat us by six points."
Why, then, didn't the Grads represent Canada in Prague
for the world title? Speculation has it that they were saving
their funds for the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics which they
attended as a demonstration team (women's basketball
became an Olympic event in 1976). In any case, the UBC
team was a worthy replacement.
The fund-raising campaign became a story in itself.
Ex-university students, Bill Thomson, "Pinky" Stewart,
and Frayne Gordon, mobilized a massive collection network
in co-operation with team members. "None of us had ever
experienced anything like it and the entire prospect of team
travel on the grand scale was extraordinary," remembers
Lois Tourtellote Fisher, BA'31. "We canvassed
door-to-door and organized bake sales, teas, bridge parties
and so on, around our summer jobs and practices at the
Vancouver Athletic Club."
10 Chronicle/Summ-T 1981
"Those guys would phone anybody who had a dollar in
1930," laughs Barberie. In just a few months, the campaign
collected an impressive $5500 purse (a present-day estimate
would be $32,000 with a comparative dollar value of 17
cents) with the UBC students' council contributing $1,000.
A royal Vancouver sendoff, August 15, at the CPR
station, ushered the team, good luck hankies pinned
securely to blazer lapels, by rail to Montreal. Enroute, the
nine athletes, coach and chaperone entertained themselves
on the open observation desk inhaling the scenic view,
avoiding the soot-laden smoke of the numerous tunnels by
retreating safely indoors, and driving concerned porters to
madness by hopping off and on the train between stops to
take photographs.
Aboard the_t..S'. Mcmtclaire to Hamburg, Germany, coach
Barberie laid out the rules — no candy or pastry, hit the
bunk by 10 p.m. every night, rise at 8:30 a.m., run a mile on
the promenade deck before breakfast, walk 40 minutes after
every meal, and practice for one hour every morning and
afternoon with exercises on the tennis court.
"After the exhausting workouts, we'd go below deck to
'Barberie's Torture Chamber' for beef tea and sore-muscle
massages," winces Fisher. She grins as she relives the
memory of the soothing, hot, sea-water baths and the one
basketball which, after a misdirected pass, sailed merrily
over the railing into the Atlantic.
Smooth seas and balmy weather brought the group into
Hamburg. The following day at Prague, tournament
delegates cheerfully received the team, who soon discovered
that they would be playing only one game. Canada, the only
North American contingent, was to represent the west in the
final game against the European champion. Needless to say,
Barberie was shocked.
"We went to Prague to participate in a competitive series
of games. Here we were, all of a sudden, in the finals for the
world title." With eight days before the crucial September 8 final
game, the tourist attractions were irresistable. The many
age-blackened, stone buildings, the narrow, cobblestoned
and lantern-lit streets, vaudeville cafes and
below-street-level coffeehouses, street car rides, ancient
cathedrals and clocks, palaces, and cabarets provided
endless distraction.
"The palace garden party given in our honor was a real
eye-opener," remembers Thelma Mahon Cornwall, BA'30,
who still has her gold medal, postcards, linen and special
china-piece souvenirs.
For Claire Menton Barberie, BA'30, the best memories
are of "Prague, with its beautiful Central Hotel, the linen
and cut glass as well as the great kick we all got dodging our
guides, Jack Hornet and Blake Watson, as they chased us in
and out of department stores."
Language was a problem. Jack Barberie's fondest memory
is of London where he could understand policemen's
directions. He is still grateful to the guides whose knowledge
of the language and the geography contributed to such a
memorable trip. "Our guides helped the team a lot because
the language barrier was everywhere. At breakfast, we'd sit
across from the Italian track team and wonder why they
were drinking wine."
In the final game against France, which Canada won
18-14, it was impossible to communicate with the
French-Italian speaking referee and uncontrolled
rough-body contact resulted due to the French
interpretation ofthe international rules. The no-substitution
rule, except for injury, left four players on the bench for the
entire game.
"The only thing that was regulation about the
international rules was the basketball," remarks Barberie.
"No time-outs, no coaching from the sidelines, and only
half-pivots were allowed. Well, we kept the same strategy
and just tried our darndest to cope with the elements."
Gusty winds accompanied the action on the stadium's
centre, cinder court (instead of a gymnasium) before a
frenzied crowd of 10,000 fans who observed the action from
afar. Fisher recalls the rough-and-tumble style of play.
"When any team members fell, the black cinders were
ground in. We sideliners would stand with mercurachrome
bottles and swabs to dab players as they hobbled by."
In spite of referee partiality and a triumphant effort
against terrible odds, Barberie's obvious team pride and
charitable attitude prevailed — "So, who's complaining; we
won the game." Requests by the Edmonton Grads for an
immediate rematch on home soil also went unheeded. Smiles
Barberie, "We had that title and, by golly, we wanted to
hang onto it."
Homeward bound, the group went from Prague by rail to
Paris, to Calais (a 26-hour train ride without a sleeper), by
Channel steamer to Dover and on to London where the now
penniless team boarded The Duchess of Atholl which arrived
at Montreal on September 20.
"We were so broke during that train ride home," recalls
Fisher. "Barberie sure tried hard to convince us of the
nutritive value of beans and crackers."
A flurry of flower presentations, civic awards and
luncheons welcomed the champions home. They brought
with them their five gold medals, copper plaques and a
splendid crystal vase trophy.
Lost for many years amid the dusty rubble of an old
athletic office cupboard, as forgotten heirlooms sometimes
are, the vase, and the team effort, that it represents, have
been polished up and returned to their rightful place in the
trophy case and UBC's sports history. □
Hankies pinned to pockets, the team departs for Europe where they
carried the Union Jack in the parade of athletes.
The Study of Sports
Barbara Schrodt's office at the UBC sports complex
bulges with a tidy assemblage of efficiently
categorized sport history books. From A to Z, the
many volumes attest to her expertise and enthusiasm in
an area she is trying to expand at both the undergraduate
and graduate levels.
"Sport history investigates the ways in which sport is
affected by society and includes everything about sport in
history," explains Schrodt who, in recent years has
moved into the area of sport history "because there's so
much to learn and study."
This year, along with Dr. Eric Broom, she started
teaching a second-year physical education course called
"Sport in Canadian Society." It combines history with
contemporary study to give students a solid groundwork
in Canadian heritage and is, as far as Schrodt knows, "the
only one of its kind in Canada."
The graduate level course, "The Rise of Modern
Sport," covers a vast array of developments over the past
two centuries. Research projects have covered such local
topics as the Vancouver Lawn Tennis Club as well as
Stanley Park's contribution to sport in Vancouver, a
history of the Meraloma Club, and the effect of the
Vancouver and District Inter-High School Athletic
Association on the development of physical education
curriculum in Vancouver. A recognized field of academic
study in Canada since 1967, recent graduate level sports
history research has prompted an upsurge in student
interest.
"Traditionally," comments Schrodt, "people have
thought of UBC as just concentrating on exercise
physiology, exercise management, human motor
performance and growth and development, but we are
rapidly expanding into areas of sport management, sport
sociology and psychology, sport medicine and sport
history."
She's keen for people to become aware of the program
variety in the School of Physical Education and
Recreation. As well as teaching, she's busier than ever
with her own sport history research.
"I just love it; it's like a whole new career for me."     □
The research undertaken by Louisa Zerbe, BPE' 77 in
collaboration with Dr. Barbara Schrodt, BPE'Sl, associate
professor of physical education and recreation, is gratefully
acknowledged....This is Sheila Ritchie's, BPE'72, second
Chronicle article. She previously looked at UBC's rowing
history.
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Moments of Glory
A Sports History
of UBC
Clive Cocking
' always felt that winning my Big Block was more
important than winning an Olympic medal."
 k     If that is athletic heresy, then so be it, says David
Helliwell, chairman ofthe B.C. Resources Investment
Corporation and former member of the famed eight-oared
UBC "Cinderella Crew" that rowed to a silver medal at the
1956 Melbourne Olympics. Winning an Olympic medal was
unquestionably "an awesome experience", but somehow, to
him, winning his Big Block for rowing always had more
personal meaning. It is perhaps a matter of sentiment, of
tradition, ofthe closer prize being more greatly valued than
the seemingly unattainable.
There are, obviously, not a vast number of former campus
athletes who can say that — although UBC has produced a
disproportionate number of Olympians — but the comment
ranks as a kind of ultimate definition ofthe prestige attached
to the Big Block awards. It's well-won prestige. Over the
years the university has produced an extraordinary
succession of championship teams and outstanding, often
world class, athletes. Top campus athletes today, as in
earlier times, continue to push themselves to higher levels of
fitness and performance, not only for personal satisfaction,
but also for the honor of wearing one of those distinctive,
thick, navy blue sweaters with the big gold BC emblazoned
on them. Winning a Big Block links them with a tradition of
athletic excellence.
The exact origins of the men's Big Block Club are
obscure, but the starting point is generally accepted as 1913
when the yet-to-be university was still in its gestation period
as a western college of McGill. In that year half a dozen
athletes were awarded the first Big Blocks: white sweaters
with a gold BC on them. White continued to be the color
until the latter part ofthe Twenties when navy blue became
predominant. In 1930, the women's Big Block Club was
launched, all 12 founding members (naturally) receiving
awards. The purpose has always been the same, to recognize
and promote outstanding performances in individual events
and team sports, the general requirement being two years of
12  Chronicle Summer 1981
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top-level participation. From a handful of awards in the
beginning, the program has grown until now anywhere from
50 to 80 men and women athletes receive Big Blocks each
year. It's an expensive program — each man's sweater now
costs $75 — but the more than 3,000 men's Big Block
alumni gladly kick in the necessary $7,000 annually to
maintain the tradition.
It all began very humbly, as everything did with the
university. There were no facilities to speak of back in the
early days, when UBC was located in the Fairview Shacks.
Student teams had to beg and borrow gymnasiums to play in
— and had to continue doing so for the first few years ofthe
university's Point Grey existence. But it was student drive
that got the athletic program going and kept it going.
Beginning in 1923 under AMS president Dal Grauer, who
later became president of B.C. Electric, students put on a
wide-ranging campaign for funds to build a gymnasium and
playing fields at Point Grey. They canvassed the city doing
shoeshines, hairdressing, manicuring, fortune-telling and
staging a mammoth variety show. On Saturdays students
went out to the new campus and cleared, levelled and
worked on the drainage for the playing fields. By the time
UBC opened its doors on the new site in the fall of 1925 there
were two inadequate — but useable — playing fields ready.
They were considerably improved during that first year: all
freshmen were required to spend a field day clearing rocks
off the fields.
It wasn't long before UBC athletes began to make their
presence felt in rugby, basketball, field hockey, ice hockey
1 there was even a women's team) and track and field. One of
the first to emerge into prominence was Harry Warren, now
UBC professor emeritus of geological sciences and the proud
owner of four Big Blocks, two each for track and rugby.
UBC's top sprinter of that time, he went on to become the
B.C. champion in the 100-yards, 220-yards and quarter-mile
in 1926— but only, he admits ruefully, because "Percy
Williams didn't run." (The legendary Percy Williams,
incidentally, spent the fall term on campus in 1928 after his
stunning double gold medal wins in the 100 and 200-metre
sprints in the Amsterdam Olympics, but found the academic jiM
y- Pt
life not to his taste.) With his speed, it was natural for Harry
Warren to be drafted to play rugby for the Thunderbirds.
"My most memorable moment was beating Victoria in the
McKechnie Cup," he recalls. "I was lucky enough to get the
winning try and I went over with the man who later became
premier of B.C. wrapped around my ankles— that was Boss
Johnson." After a couple of seasons of rugby, Warren
switched to field hockey because it was less demanding of
time and he wanted to win a scholarship. Winning a Rhodes
scholarship, he continued to participate in track at Oxford,
running for a record-breaking university team in the Inter-
university Relays, personally winning the 220-yard sprint in
the 1927 British Games and winning the Oxford University
championship in the 100-yard sprint in 1929. But on Point
Grey, Harry Warren is best noted as one of the builders who
laid the foundation for UBC's current strength in field
hockey.
It was in basketball that UBC was first propelled into
national and international prominence. The women's
basketball team of 1930 — recognized as ranking just behind
the famed, powerful Edmonton Grads women's team — won
the world championship (see article, p. 10). The next year,
the first Canadian basketball championship was won by the
Thunderbirds men's team, outscoring St. Catherines Grads
45-38 in a two-game total point series. The top scorer with
13 points was a freshman named Robert Osborne, who much
later became UBC's director of men's athletics and director
ofthe School of Physical Education and Recreation.
This marked the beginning of UBC as a basketball power
in Canada. A second national basketball championship was
brought to UBC by the Thunderbirds team of 1936-37,
which was admitted to the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame Honor
Roll this spring.
One of the stars of that memorable team was a 5' 8"
dynamo at guard, Rann Matthisen. Bob Osborne
remembers him as "a very heady player, very aggressive; he
was good at advancing the ball and good at forcing his
opponents into mistakes." Team captain James Bardsley recalls,
"He had a good shot, he was fast, he was smart, tricky — he
was everything except tall." Then, laughingly, Bardsley
adds, "He was a little underhanded too." Matthisen, now a
retired forest products executive, chuckled on hearing that
one. "I came from a family of Thespians: I was good at
falling. I got a lot of foul <hots." In his graduating year,
1939, Matthisen was awarded the Bobby Gaul Memorial
Trophy, UBC's preeminent athletic award which had only
been established three years earlier in honor of a much-
admired campus track and rubgy star, Robert W. Gaul, who
had died in his final academic year.
There were also some memorable athletic achievements
off the basketball courts in those early years. UBC was
emerging, for one thing, as a power in rugby. The first of a
long string of strong sides, the 1938-39 Thunderbirds won
13 of 18 games, scoring 367 points and allowing 98. The
team won the Miller Cup. symbolic of Vancouver Rugby
Union first division supremacy but lost three of four
matches in the inter-union McKechnie Cup series. One of
the stalwarts was a fleet winger and sprinter, Howie
McPhee, who won the Bobby Gaul Trophy in 1940. "Howie
McPhee was one of the top five rugby players in the history
of UBC," savs Osborne.
But these were still the glory days oi* basketball. The
1940-41 Thunderbirds again won the Canadian
championship and the universitv continued to produce
contenders through the early Forties, capped by the super
successful 1945-46 squad. Writing of that renowned team,
Vancouver Sun columnist Denny Boyd recalled: "The
1945-46 team welded together a fantastic record against the
toughest competition they could find. They won 34 games
and lost only five and won the Pacific Northwest
Intercollegiate Conference title. They split a pair with the
University of Washington Huskies and won two of four from
the University of Oregon. But perhaps most remarkable of
all, they beat the fabulous Harlem Globetrotters. They beat
the Trotters 42-38 in a game that was empty of clowning and
devoid of laughter. All of it was a heart-squeezing, hell of a
basketball game, the first defeat handed the Harlem
Globetrotters by any western team."
The Birds didn't win the Canadian championship in 1946
— that was won by Meralomas. one of a series of strong
Chronicle/Summer 1981   13 Vancouver teams stocked with former UBC players. But the
1947-48 Thunderbirds knocked off the University of Alberta
to become the western collegiate champion facing the
University of Western Ontario, the eastern collegiate
champion, in pre-Olympic trials. UBC won, becoming, in
all but official title, Canadian collegiate champion. At the
same time, Montreal YMHA similarly effectively won the
amateur title by defeating an ex-UBC-rich Vancouver
Cloverleafs team 45-43 in a controversial game (Cloverleafs
figured they had won the title when they beat YMHA by 25
points in a game a couple of days earlier). Out of all of this a
Canadian Olympic team was formed, half drawn from
Montreal YMHA and half from UBC (Bill Bell, Dave
Campbell, John Forsythe, Pat McGeer, Reid Mitchell,
Neville Munro, Bobbie Scarr and Normie Watt), which
went on to finish eighth in the 1948 London Olympics.
It may be here that Pat McGeer learned moves that were
to stand him in good stead later in politics, but by all
accounts the future B.C. minister of universities, science
and technology was a standout with the Thunderbirds of
that era. He was named Bobby Gaul winner in 1948. A
former teammate on the 1945-46 squad, Harry Franklin,
how vice-president of Western-Pacific Communications
Consultants, remembers McGeer as an outstanding forward,
fast and a good shot. "He was stronger on offence than
defence — he was very good on a fast break."
"My most memorable moment
was beating Victoria in the
McKechnie Cup. I was lucky
enough to get the winning try and I
went over with the man who later
became premier of B.C. wrapped
around my ankles."
This was the time too when another campus athlete who
was later to go on to a political prominence was making a
name for himself. John Turner, the future federal justice
minister, who had won his Big Block as the fastest man on
campus, raced away with the Canadian championship in the
100 and 220-yard sprints in both 1947 and 1948. Then as a
Rhodes scholar attending Oxford, he ran as a member of the
United Kingdom track and field team in 1950-51. "In my
opinion he was good enough to be selected to the 1952
Canadian Olympic team," says Bob Osborne, "but the
officials decided not to select in absentia."
But as the new decade approached, it was as a rugby
powerhouse that UBC began to steal headlines. The 1947-48
Thunderbirds ran up an almost immaculate record, losing
only two games — to the University of California and to the
touring Australian Wallabies. In 1952-53 another
Thunderbird juggernaut appeared, outscoring the
opposition 240 to 69 and losing only four games. One of the
many talents on that team was a tough backfielder, Donn
Spence, who in 1967 was to begin a distinguished, and
continuing, term as UBC rugby coach.
That team would have been even greater had it included a
young man who within a few years would be acknowledged
as one of UBC's all-time greats in rugby: Ted Hunt. An
all-round athlete who was on the Canadian ski jump team
while in high school and later played pro football for the
B.C. Lions, Hunt didn't become part of the Thunderbirds'
story until 1955. While not quite up to the remarkable
standards of 1952-53, the Thunderbird teams he played on
were till a force to be reckoned with: in 1957, with Hunt as
captain, the 'Birds won the Miller Cup, the McKechnie Cup
and the World Cup. That was the year Ted Hunt was named
winner of the Bobby Gaul Trophy,
But it was off-campus, after graduation, that Ted Hunt,
as other Thunderbirds before him, made his greatest
contribution to B.C. rugby. As a tricky, explosive fly-half he
was a key to the Kats rugby club's long string of provincial
championships and strong showings by B.C. Reps against
touring sides. "Certainly in his day, Ted was the greatest,"
says Donn Spence, who knew his play both as opponent and
as Reps teammate. "Hunt was a great student of the game
and a guy with great determination. He was always in
support ofthe ball and that's why he got a lot of his tries."
One of the standout wings of that period, George Puil, the
holder of seven Big Blocks for rugby and football and now a
Vancouver alderman, gives credit particularly to Hunt's
unorthodoxy. "He was willing to try plays that were novel —
he'd stop and throw the ball overhand back out to the other
wing — he had a flair for doing the unexpected." It also
helped to have an unusual knock-kneed running style,
recalls Dr. Peter Grantham, one ofthe better forwards of
that time and now head of family practice at UBC. "He's got
the most wobbly knees I've ever seen. Anyone coming at
him head-on would be at a complete loss to know what way
he was going to go."
But the glory won on local rugby pitches was nothing
compared to the laurels UBC suddenly had begun to win on
world rowing courses. The turning-point had come quietly
in 1949 when, under a cooperative arrangement with the
Vancouver Rowing Club, Frank Read took over as UBC
rowing coach. Then, in the face of such daunting obstacles
as lack of money — UBC's total 1950 rowing budget was
$250 — lack of regular competition — they constantly raced
the clock — and the perils of training in congested,
driftwood-strewn Coal Harbor, a series of powerful rowing
crews were molded. "Every boat I ever had was punctured
by driftwood at some time," says Read, "and many times we
were swamped by passing boats." Disciplined, rigorous
training was the trademark. The crews were on the water at
five-thirty at least five mornings a week rowing for an hour
or an hour and a half and then back at five o'clock in the
evening for another couple of hours of rowing.
The results are now a glowing part of UBC athletic
history. In the 1954 Vancouver British Empire and
Commonwealth Games, rowing in the Vedder Canal, the
UBC eight-oared crew upset a Thames Rowing Club crew to
win the gold medal — the first medal a Canadian crew had
ever won in international competition. Invited to the Royal
Henley Regatta the following year, the UBC eights stunned
eveyone by beating the favored Russian crew in the
semi-final, only to lose in the final to American and British
crews. Then in 1956, after local pressure converted a
skeptical Olympics committee, a new UBC four-oared crew
and reconstituted eight-oared crew were chosen to represent
Canada at the Melbourne Olympics. The UBC fours rowed
to an easy gold medal win and the eights narrowly missed the
gold, taking a silver medal. And the medal performances
didn't end there. A new UBC eight-oared crew won a silver
medal at the 1960 Rome Olympics and in 1964 a UBC crew
won the gold medal in pairs at the Tokyo Olympics.
Through this amazing period, one of the main stalwarts of
UBC's rowing effort was a tower of strength named Don
Arnold. Arnold, who was awarded the Bobby Gaul Trophy
in 1962, was stroke on the 1956 gold medal-winning fours
and rowed in number four position on the 1960 silver medal-
winning eights. David Helliwell remembers Arnold and his
number three man in the four-oared shell, Walter d'Hondt,
as "two ofthe most incredibly strong people I've ever seen."
14 Chronicle/Summer 1981 Rowing may have faded in prominence, but since then
UBC athletes have been coming through with excellent
performances in a growing number of sports. Hockey,
which has had its ups and down over the years, began to
have more ups in the Sixties and Seventies. In 1962-63, with
Father David Bauer as coach, the Thunderbirds won the
western Intercollegiate championship, but lost to McMaster
in the national final. The following year, UBC was home to a
national Olympic hockey team — in addition to the
Thunderbirds — with Father Bauer as coach and Bob
Hindmarch, now UBC director of athletic and sport
services, as assistant coach. The national team put up a
strong showing in the 1964 winter Olympics, narrowly
missing a bronze medal. In 1967 the Thunderbirds won a
silver medal in the Canada Winter Games and since then
have been consistent contenders in their intercollegiate
division, winning the Canada West championship twice,
both times being knocked out in the national semi-finals by
the University of Toronto.
Football, which had seen more than its share of hard
times, particularly after Frank Gnup's vintage years in the
early Sixties, began under coach Frank Smith to enjoy a
powerful renaissance in the mid-Seventies. The
Thunderbirds won the Hardy Cup, symbolic of supremacy
in western intercollegiate football, in 1976 and again in 1978,
when the Birds played in the National College Bowl final,
losing to Queen's. More important: in the past three years
the Birds have won two out of three in the revived Shrum
Bowl against Simon Fraser University.
But more than anything else, the Seventies were golden
years for track and field at UBC. The number of national
and international class athletes to emerge from the once-
rocky playing fields of Point Grey was phenomenal. Debbie
Brill, who became the world champion women's high
"The team welded together a
fantastic record against the
toughest competition they could
find. But perhaps the most
remarkable of all, they beat the
fabulous Harlem Globetrotters."
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Chronicle/Summer 1981   15 jumper in 1979, got her start at UBC. In the men's high
jump, John Hawkins was the first in Canada to hit the
international class seven-foot level. "In 1972 we were ranked
in the high jump as having the most formidable men's team
in the world," says Lionel Pugh, UBC head track coach,
who served as national track and field coach from 1969-74
and since then has concentrated on being national coach for
jumping events. At that time UBC had four men	
Hawkins, John Beers, Rick Cuttell and Dean Bauck —
jumping over seven feet. Beers finished sixth in the high
jump in the 1972 Munich Olympics while Hawkins finished
eighth. They were part of the remarkable dozen UBC
athletes on the Canadian team that went to Munich. The
UBC contingent included: Bill Smart, bronze medal winner
in the 800 metres at the 1970 Commonwealth Games; Bobby
Gaul winner Ken Elmer, then national 1500-metres
champion; national women's record-holding sprinter Patti
Loverock; Brenda Eisler, who still holds the Canadian
women's long jump record; and Penny May, ranked among
the top half-dozen women pantathaloners in the world. In
1972 Penny May was awarded the Sparling Trophy, the
women's Big Block Club equivalent of the Bobby Gaul
Trophy, an honor that was similarly conferred two years
later on a remarkable athlete who had performed at the top
level of international competition longer than any other
Canadian woman athlete — Thelma Flynn Wright.
"It's a measure of how damn good
she (Thelma Wright) was that she
would still get on the Olympic
team tomorrow."
A small but powerful middle distance runner, dubbed the
"Mighty Atom," Wright began mixing with the world's best
in 1969, running for Canada in the Pan-American Games
and the world cross-country championships in Scotland. In
1970, when she was just 18, she won a bronze medal in the
1500 metres at the Commonwealth Games in New Zealand,
setting a Canadian record. She won another bronze in the
metric mile the following year, representing the World
All-Stars in a meet involving teams from Russia and the U.S.
In a Canada versus Italy meet that same year she beat the
world record holder to win the 1500 metres. In 1972 she ran
for Canada in the Olympics but finished out of the medals;
in 1973 she was first in the Canadian cross-country and in
1974 she won another bronze medal in the 1500 metres in the
Commonwealth Games. Then, in a personal highpoint, she
won a silver medal in 1976 Mexico Olympics, running the
1500 metres in 4 minutes 10.2 seconds.
"It's a measure of how damn good she was that she would
still get on the Olympic team tomorrow," says Lionel Pugh,
noting that Thelma Wright still, after six years, holds the
Canadian record for the women's 3000 metres, a time of 8
minutes 56.4 seconds.
Women's athletics have, clearly, emerged into the
forefront at UBC. Excellent individual and team
performances continue to be recorded. In track, for
example, Ann Mackie-Morelli, another Sparling Trophy
winner, held sway from 1975-77 as Canada's fastest woman
in the 800 metres. Over the past two years, Patti Sakaki has
been the Canadian university women's individual gymnastic
champion — and also UBC's only two-time Sparling Trophy
winner — while the gymnastic team has ranked second
during that time. In the past decade, the UBC women's
Thunderbirds basketball team has won the national
intercollegiate championship three times, finishing second
once; the volleyball team has won four championships; and
the field hockey team has won the national championship
twice in the six years it has been held. Currently national
field hockey champions, the Thunderbirds won a major
15-team international tournament at the University of
Glasgow this spring, winning five games and losing only
two.
The Thunderbirds men's field hockey team has also
emerged from obscurity to become a powerhouse. While
there is as yet no national university championship, UBC has
consistently been one of the top Greater Vancouver teams in
the past decade, winning the mainland championship four
times. The Birds have also contributed more than half the
players for the Canadian national team, whose world ranking
has moved up dramatically. In the 1971 PanAmerican
Games, Canada finished third, winning a bronze medal; in
the next PanAmerican Games four years later, Canada lost
to Argentina in the gold medal final, emerging with the
silver. Canada finished 10th in the 1976 Olympics, then, two
years later, charged to a major upset in a qualifying round of
the World Cup, defeating defending champion India 3-1.
"We looked like world-beaters, it was the greatest victory
Canada has ever had in field hockey," says Alan Hobkirk, a
UBC player on the national team throughout the Seventies
and captain from 1975-79, who achieved a personal
highpoint in that match by scoring two goals and setting up
the third. "We then tied Britain 3-3, after being down 3-0 at
half time. Unfortunately, we blew our last couple of games
and ended up 11th and didn't qualify." Then in the 1979
PanAmerican Games, the Canadian national team defeated
Mexico to qualify for the final, but again lost the gold medal
1-0 to archrival Argentina and had to settle for silver.
One of the linchpins of this new success in field hockey
was the UBC fullback, Alan Hobkirk. "I would rate him as
one ofthe few world class players we've ever had," says Dr.
Harry Warren. "He has a devastating penalty shot which
helped us win more games than anything else." After
winning a Rhodes scholarship, Hobkirk went on to play for
Oxford for two years, where he distinguished himself by
being the first Canadian elected captain. Returning to study
law at UBC and play three more years for the Thunderbirds,
Hobkirk was named winner of the Bobby Gaul Trophy in
1969.
Now a Vancouver lawyer who plays in the mainland field
hockey league for Hawks, a team stocked with many former
UBC players, that is the current B.C. champion, Alan
Hobkirk puts down UBC's role in Canada's improving
stature in field hockey to fitness, good coaching, personal
commitment — and, lingering in the background, the
awareness ofthe university's athletic tradition.
"Year in and year out, Dr. Warren would be out there
every Saturday, rain or shine, wearing his old Oxford blazer
and sitting on his shooting stick, watching every game. I
think the guys really sensed that there was a continuity here
and no one could forget that, even if we wanted to." □
This magnum opus is the second result from Clive Cocking's,
BA'61, research into UBC's hidden history. The first was on the
Ubyssey - who knows what's next....
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Judith Walker
Sports on campus used to touch most students about as
much as did the debating team — if you weren't really
good at it, you watched from the sidelines. There were
the "jocks" and then there were the rest of us.
Now all that's changed. On any day in any weather you'll
see a dozen or so joggers pounding their way along
University Boulevard to the gates* and back. You'll see
balding faculty members challenging grey-haired secretaries
and administrators to badminton matches twice a week.
You'll find some 12,000 people of all ages, all shapes, all
abilities taking part in sports on the UBC campus.
The "fitness boom" has influences far beyond Point Grey
of course. We've got federal cabinet ministers responsible
for fitness. Shops specializing in running shoes and racquets
abound. Jogging paths are being worn indelibly into city
boulevards. Police close Vancouver streets so that 2,100
people can run 26 miles, 385 yards on the wettest Sunday
morning imaginable just to say they "did the Marathon."
Did that 60-year-old Swede really know what effect he
would have when he challenged Canadians to shape up?
The effects of the fitness boom at UBC have been a
complete reorganization of the athletic department and
incredible demands on the sports facilities. Fitness is not
just a passing fad insists Dr. Robert Hindmarch. There has
to be a response to those demands. "It's no different if you
want to be a pianist or an athlete," Hindmarch says. "UBC's
responsibility is to develop excellence."
Hindmarch is one year into his new job as director of
athletics and sports services, a job created to unify the
various areas on the campus that had been offering sports
activities. He's seen a growing interest in sports by the
average guy or gal over the last five years and thinks this
growth will continue for at least another ten.
"There's always been a core of athletes who were on the
varsity teams but mostly it wasn't the thing to do before,"
Hindmarch says. Although there is no one explanation for
the current phenomenal interest in athletics, one of the
reasons, he feels, for the growth in sports on campus is peer
pressure.
If you're living in residence and the kids on your floor
urge you to come out because they need one more person to
18 Chronicle/Summer 1981
Bob Hindmarch (seated, right) and some of his team: (clockwise
from) Marilyn Pomfret, Rick Noonen, Brent Berry and Buzz
Moore.
complete the volleyball team, you'll do it, even if you don't
feel you're very good. When you get out on the gym floor
you see that nobody's very good — but they're just having a
heck of a lot of fun.
Hindmarch also explains that sports is now one of the
primary ways of meeting people on campus. "Somehow it's
more acceptable to folks back home if you meet someone on
the volleyball court than in the Pit drinking beer."
Another major group that's jamming the athletic facilities
on campus is what Hindmarch terms jokingly "the Heritage
Pepsi Generation." The middle-aged and older are packing
the new Aquatic Centre, wearing jogging pa±s in the fields
and turning the spring and summer community sports
program into one of the most popular that UBC offers.
Presenting programs for every level of athletic ability and
interest — from those who want to hike in the woods to
those willing to commit themselves to the rigors of the
Thunderbird teams— means a lot of organization,
scheduling fields and gyms, finding money to send teams on
the competition circuit, hiring coaches, referees, setting up
policies and programs. That's where Hindmarch's new job
comes in.
The umbrella director of athletics and sport services
covers all the Thunderbird teams, all intramural sports, the
former Recreation UBC — a loose organization offering
programs and casual sports for faculty, staff and students,
plus programs for kids and adults not necessarily associated
with UBC. The latter three used to be nominally under the
School of Physical Education and Recreation while the
Thunderbird teams were somewhat self-administering
through the men's and women's athletic committees. Before
Hindmarch's job was created to coordinate the offerings in
some kind of official capacity, it was difficult for the left foot
to know where the right foot was running. The man
attempting to draw them all together during those years was
Bus Phillips.
Bus was something of a fixture around the athletic
department, as director of athletics from the early 1950s
until his retirement in June '80. (Not exactly retired from
*" The Gates" aren't there anymore - but they used to be, large
granite obstacles for cars to aim at, on University Boulevard at
Blanca St. athletics, he's now the first executive secretary of the Canada
West Universities Athletic Association.) In the 27 years he
was involved with UBC athletics he saw huge changes in
the campus, including a quadrupling of full-time students.
When Phillips came to UBC most intercollegiate
competition had been with American schools across the B.C.
border, and one ofthe goals he achieved was an expansion of
Canadian competition. He was, and continues to be, one of
the best known and respected sports figures in university
athletics in Canada because of this, but his main concern was
fostering the Thunderbird teams, for that was his job.
Bob Hindmarch, however, has the opportunity not only
to organize and coordinate existing programs but also to
develop new ones, because of the core of people he has
working with him. Taking over the title which Bus Phillips
had as men's athletic director is Rick Noonan, whose
day-to-day problems include making sure there are officials
present at the weekend Thunderbird hockey game, that the
fields are marked for the football game, arranging
transportation for the volleyball team competing in the
Canada West tournament in Alberta, and making sure
there's money enough to continue these programs. Assisting
as business manager for athletics is long-time UBC
sportsman Buzz Moore. Invaluable on the sidelines, Buzz
has seen his share of action on the field as well, as an all-star
football player and captain of championship rugby teams in
his earlier days. Marilyn Pomfret, women's athletic director
for 15 years, has responsibility for the women's teams — the
"Thunderettes," a name that's stuck despite the women's
liberation movement — arranging budgets, scheduling,
transportation and all the other administrative duties that
keep the teams functioning. These are hectic jobs for
Noonan, Moore and Pomfret because this part of UBC's
athletic program is one of the largest and most diverse in the
country. Some 18 competitive sports are available for
full-time women students while four more than that are open
for full-time men students.
Also under the Hindmarch wing is a growing program in
intramural sports, run for the past 13 years by Dr. Nestor
Korchinsky. Some 6,500 students, faculty and staff
members take part in everything from inner tube water polo
to broomball and a lot of "regular" sports like tennis, hockey
and badminton. Korchinsky has added outdoor trips like
canoeing on Widgeon Creek, riding the Hell's Gate Rapids,
or snowshoeing in Mt. Seymour Park to his annual menu of
activities.
Korchinsky's area is now called the intramural and
recreational sports program, amalgamating intramural team
sports with Recreation UBC. With this union there is
now what Korchinsky sees as a continuum of athletic
offerings for everybody — from someone who simply wants
to book a gym, a field, or a tennis court or borrow
equipment on a once-only individual basis, to someone who
joins a regular team for fun, to someone who wants
instruction.
As interest in sports continues to expand, more and more
people are seeking instruction. They not only want to do it,
they want to know how to do it properly. So next winter
session, some 100 classes will be available offering "how to"
in yoga, strength training, fencing, judo, self-defence,
flatwater kayaking, power skating, mountain climbing,
racquet sports, ("lots of tennis,") jazz dancing and more.
Although instruction has been part of the recreation
program since the early '70s, next year's program promises,
by far, more choices and more classes than at any other time,
Korchinsky says.
"We're at the point where the demands for programs are
taxing our facilities to the limit," he laments, citing the fact
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Chronicle/Summer 1981   19 that the number of soccer teams had to be cut last season
because the fields were getting too worn. But Korchinsky,
like Hindmarch, sees the demands increasing further.
Women, for example, are participating in sports more and
more "and we've just seen the beginning." Although UBC
probably offers its students one of the widest choices of
recreation programs in Canada, opportunities are fast
becoming restricted in what more can be offered — "we just
don't have the gym space any more," says Korchinsky. "We
can set up things like the outdoor adventure programs, but
that really just attracts a different participant. It doesn't
relieve the pressure on the gyms."
Another part of the recreational sports activities is the
summer community sports programs offering kids and
adults around the province the chance to take advantage of
UBC's instructors and facilities. This program is
administered by Brent Berry, BRE'73. Live-in hockey
programs and day programs in basketball, sailing, golf,
fencing and tennis make certain that those limited facilities
Korchinsky organizes in the winter months are used to the
maximum in the summer months as well.
Making a valiant attempt to get the word out about UBC's
athletic programs — including the Thunderbird and
Thunderette games and scores — is the last member of
Hindmarch's team, former coordinator ofthe Recreation
UBC program, Ed Gautschi. With the scope of the programs
as wide as it is, the job of sports information director is not a
simple one. Gautschi, like Korchinsky and Pomfret, holds
down a teaching position in UBC's School of Physical
Education and Recreation in addition to duties with athletic
and sport services.
The relationship between the two departments is now one
of informal cooperation. They share gyms and fields,
coaches and administrators, but the physical education
school which is part ofthe education faculty, and headed by
Robert Morford, still maintains total responsibility for
the academic training of students.
After a year on the job Hindmarch is very pleased with the
new structure. "The moment you get someone to head all
the programs," he says, "you naturally get some kind of
continuity." And, it seems, you get a chance to develop new
areas. Hindmarch has been busy drumming up interest in a
Thunderbird Society, open to sport-minded alumni, who
with their initiation gift of $1000 are helping develop new
programs and a heritage collection recounting UBC's past
athletic glory. The 40 or 50 people who've been approached
so far have all "greeted it with enthusiasm" says Hindmarch.
Get-together luncheons and wine and cheese receptions
before the big games are side benefits.
Another Hindmarch idea is a Coach-in-Residence
program which would bring expert coaches in various sports
to campus for short stays. This program will start next year
thanks to a grant from Molson Breweries (B.C.). UBC was
also recently awarded a $12,500 federal grant to upgrade the
swimming program. "It's just a matter of having someone on
staff like myself, who has a little time, above and beyond
their regular duties, to go out and get the money for these
things," Hindmarch says.
And an enthusiastic team administering the money so that
everyone who wants to take part in UBC's sports
program can. The days ofthe elite bands of "jocks" have
passed. We may live longer for it. D
Alumni Dollars Aid Athletics
The next time you drop into the UBC Aquatic
Centre for a workout in the Buchanan Fitness
Centre — a few weights, a couple of miles on the
stationary bike — thank yourself. It's UBC alumni
who've put $100,000 toward the equipment.
The next time a puck comes flying at you at the
Thunderbird Friday night hockey game — but hits the
protective screening and bounces back into play — thank
yourself. The UBC Alumni Fund helped put the
screening there.
Money to keep the athletic programs going comes from
three sources, the athletic fee which every UBC student
pays, a grant from the UBC board of governors, and the
alumni association. The first two supply the basics but if
an unexpected problem arises during the year or if there's
just not enough in the first two pots, the alumni
association will likely get a request.
In 1979, after budgets had been set for the men's and
women's intercollegiate athletic program, the federal
government substantially reduced the interprovincial
travel grant that assisted schools like UBC to compete
with those in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Readjusting the budgets would have meant cutting out
some of the sports that were going to be offered. In
stepped the Alumni Association with $7,200 to help keep
those sports on the schedule.
Not every request for help, of course, gets the okay.
Requests are looked at carefully by the Alumni
Association's allocations committee because there is no
endless supply of money. It's only the undesignated gifts
that come from UBC alumni that can be used by the
allocations committee, to help campus projects that range
through a spectrum of sports, scholarship and cultural
activities.
Grants from the UBC Alumni Fund can be substantial.
In 1977 the men's athletic program received $10,150 to
provide what the request called "essential minimal
survival support" for 12 sports for which there wasn't
enough money in the budget, as well as training
equipment. But the UBC alumni have also had their
money go for electric fencing equipment, a trampoline,
an adjustable vaulting horse, a basketball score clock,
wall padding for the judo room, sweep oars for the
rowing teams, a leg exerciser, a portable high jump pit,
parallel bars, wrestling mats — the list is long and varied.
It's not only specific equipment that the UBC Alumni
Fund helps with. For many years an annual request has
arrived from women's athletics seeking support of its
programs. "In the early days we felt there was no point in
requesting funds for exotic pieces of equipment if we
couldn't run the basic programs," explains director,
Marilyn Pomfret. General program funding improved in
1977 when the students voted to increase the women's
athletic fee from 80 cents a student to $2.80. Alumni aid
is now used to expand the variety of sports programs for
women.
Appreciation comes from many quarters, from a
member of a team granted travel funds, to a coach whose
job has been made easier by decent equipment. □
Judith Walker, BA'72, a former UBC information officer, is
now a free-lance writer in Vancouver.
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today's Chronicle was Kathleen Peck
Lawrence, BA' 17, MA'22. 77u>
Graduate Chronicle first appeared as
an annual in 1931. She was also
instrumental in the formation of the
alumni association. On May 14,
1917, a group of grads convened at
the 'shacks' in Fairview to organize
such an association, and the birth
was recorded in some 14 words:
"Moved by Miss Peck and Mr.
Wright (Charles A. Wright, BSc'17,
MSc'20) that an alumni association
be formed. Carried." She was its
first woman president, holding that
post in 1919-20. Her classmates
might like to know that her
daughter, Nan Lawrence
Spedding, BA'55, is returning to
Vancouver in August after 25 years
in England and is anxious to renew
connections with UBC...Helen
Culter, BA'20, has been chosen
New Westminster's citizen ofthe
year by the Chamber of Commerce.
In presenting the 1980 award, the
chamber said it "Would be difficult
to find anyone who has devoted her
life so entirely to the community as
Mrs. Culter has." She started out as
principal in a two-room school in
Chilliwack and in 1924 began
teaching in New Westminster. She
taught senior grades for 21 years, sat
as trustee a further 30 years, worked
as a community organizer and was
wife, mother and twice widowed.
She was president of the John
Howard Society, the Soroptomist
Club and the University Club, a
director of the Royal City society
and an honorary member of Delta
Kappa Gamma. In 1962 she was
named woman of the year by New
Westminster Business and
Helen Culter
Professional Women....Mr. Justice
David Verchere, BA'26, retired
from the B.C. Supreme Court in
March after more than 21 years
service. He has been named a deputy
judge ofthe Federal Court of
Canada. Verchere, who is 75, was
called to the bar in 1929....Edward
H. Nunn, BASc'27, writes from
West Linn, Oregon with news of his
classmates.. James W. Millar,
BA'26, BASc'27, is remarried to
May, widow of Curtis J. Timleck,
BASc'26. The wedding took place
Feb. 28 and the Millars live now in
Parksville...FrankR. Barnsley,
BASc'27 and his wife Carmen live in
Vancou ver...Frederick W. EUey,
BASc'27, lives with his wife and
family in San Diego....Harry E.
(Hegj Mosher, BASc'27 and his
wife Dorothy have sold their
Winnipeg home and moved to an
apartment....Harry V. Warren,
BA'26, BASc'27, DSc'78, was
invited last fall by the U.S.
Geological Survey to the Colorado
School of Mines, to give a series of
lectures on biochemistry in mineral
exploration and geology and
health....All this news proves the
thesis of Arthur Ernest Morell,
BA'27, MA'29, who wrote asking
about grads from the 20s: "We're
not all planted yet," he quips, and
adds: "Some of the 'teens' must be
mobile yet." Since his retirement 20
years ago as one of UBC's deans, Dr.
Gordon Shrum has had a whole new-
career. But career or not, we'd love
to hear from you and so would other
grads. So please write and tell us
about your interests, activities and
whereabouts.. .(The Chronicle, 6251
Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver
V6T1X8)...
30s
Distinguished Victoria resident W.
Harry Hickman, BA'30, MA'38,
(LLD, Vic.) has been awarded
France's Chevalier ofthe Legion of
Honor. Hickman, former head of U.
Vic's modern languages department,
founded the university's La Maison
Francaise and was honorary French
consular agent in Victoria for five
years. The Chevalier is usually given
for valor or meritorious service in
the fields of science, education and
politics....Alan T.R, Campbell,
BA'31, was named businessman of
the year by the Downtown
Vancouver Association (formerly the
Downtown Business Assoc.,) in
April. The award, established last
year, first went to Gordon Shrum.
Says Ed Keate, DVA president and
managing director: "Campbell was
the unanimous choice for the man
who has contributed the most to
downtown business life. Here's a
guy who has quietly done all these
things for many years, with little
recognition." Campbell
incorporated both the original DBA
and the Downtown Parking Corp.,
and was active in a secretarial
capacity for 34 years. He's a former
president of UBC Alumni
Association; the Vancouver Traffic
J acquie Taylor
In 1955, Jacquie Tafford
Taylor found herself resident
in Kamloops, a city that had
very little to offer its inhabitants in
the way of cultural activities; the
city, in turn, found itself with a new
resident who had superb
organizational and promotional
skills — an impresario-to-be. The
result was that Taylor, BA'55 has
been instrumental in broadening the
scope of entertainment in Kamloops
and in the Okanagan.
A life-long interest in live theatre
led Taylor to encourage the
sponsorship of plays, performing
artists, and ballet companies by the
Kamloops University Women's Club
which she helped found in 1957. She
played an active role in the
organization and promotion of these
presentations and later volunteered
her organizational skills to the North
Kamloops P.T.A. Theatre Group,
and the Western Canada Theatre
Company.
Seven years ago, she wanted a
public relations career. As well, she
realized that Kamloops audiences
were ready for more varied fare on
their entertainment plate. Since a
part-time job with flexible hours
would suit her family
responsibilities, she decided to
become an impresario. Thus, Owl
Productions Incorporated was born!
It was her way of telling the
entertainment world that she was
not "dabbling."
Owl Productions Incorporated has
brought an interesting array of
entertainers to the Kamloops and
Okanagan stage: performers such as
Susan Jacks, Garrick Ohlsson and
Liona Boyd; dancers such as the
Chinese and Russian Dance
Troupes, and orchestras such as the
National Art Centre Orchestra have
been audience-pleasers. Taylor has
found that performers do enjoy the
enthusiastic and appreciative
audiences that they find in smaller
centres such as Kamloops.
Jacquie's years as an impresario
o> have been eventful, stimulating, and
| nerve-wracking with the ups and
12 downs that are especially part of the
entertainment field. Anecdotes
about her many adventures leave one
with the definite impression that
Jacquie's success is largely due to her
warm, lively personality, patience
and optimism.
Her first two ventures as an
impresario brought her financial loss
in the case of the Black Light
Theatre of Prague and the
pandemonium of unreserved seating
for the Susan Jacks concert. Another
time she was delightedly arranging
for a concert by renowned pianist
Garrick Ohlsson until she realized
that Kamloops did not have a piano
that a musician of his calibre would
be able to use. A group of local
women rallied together, formed a
Grand Piano Society and raised the
money — through a luncheon that
flopped, a car raffle that succeeded
and generous community support —
for a concert piano.
As well as working as an
impresario, Jacquie was a "driving
force" behind the fund-raising for
the Kamloops Community Theatre
in 1977. The completed Sagebrush
Theatre gave the arts in Kamloops
an attractive new home. In addition,
she helped develop the structure of
the Kamloops Public Art Gallery.
She chaired its board of directors in
1980-81.
All the world may be a stage, but
Jacquie Taylor and her Owl
Productions have certainly widened
the entertainment and cultural
horizons of B.C.'s Interior.
Heather Mewhort
and Safety council; the Vancouver
branch of the Canadian Bar
Association; a former director of the
Vancouver Art Gallery, the Board of
Trade, and the PNE. He has been
involved in numerous fund drives...
Patrick McTaggart-Cowan, BA'33,
(BA Oxford) DSc'61, enoys talking
about one of his favorite topics —
the weather. A well-known
meteorologist, he was president of
SFU and executive director ofthe
Science Council of Canada. Several
months ago he was guest speaker at a
Port Carling, Ont. dinner on the
topics of acid rain, nuclear power
and climate change. He now lives in
Muskoka, Ont...HaroldM. Wright,
MA'33,(BA, BSc Utah) was
presented with an honorarv LLD at
UBC's 1981 congregation. As
chairman of Wright Engineers Ltd.,
a leading Canadian mining
engineering firm, Wright has been
honored on numerous occasions for
his professional activities as director
of several companies and his
involvement in amateur sport. He
was president of the Canadian
Olympic Assoc, from 1969-77 and
director of the organizing committee
ofthe 1976 Olympics in Montreal...
Harold Russell McArthur,
BASc'36, (MA Washington)
returned a year ago from a teaching
post in China. After his retirement
from Selkirk College, Castlegar, in
1979, he and his wife went to China.
There he taught English as a second
language at the Changsha Railway
Institute in Hunan province —
technical English to graduates, and a
class of second-year college students.
The McArthurs returned home to
Nelson, B.C. in Feb. 1980aftera
six-month stay. Although both
spoke little Chinese, they enjoyed
their visit and said the students and
staff were great. McArthur has also
taught in Singapore and spent a year
at the University of the West Indies
in Trinidad, before joining Selkirk
in 1966...The Royal Military
College, Kingston, has honored
Chronicle/Summer 1981 23 Thomas L. Brock, BA'36,
BASc'36, MASc'37, with a doctorate
of laws for his contributions to
military history. He retired from
Alcan in Montreal in 1978 after
nearly 40 years service, latterly as
corporate secretary. Brock was
largely responsible for the
establishment of the first major
museum in Canada to depict the
history of the aluminum industry.
Displaying more than 2,000 items,
the museum is located in Montreal's
Place Ville Marie....The president of
his own consulting firm on energy
resource management, George W.
Govier, BASc'39, MSc(U of A)
DSc (U of Mich) joined the board at
Stone and Webster Canada Ltd.
Govier is a former chair of the
Energy Resources Conservation
Board and former chief deputy
minister of Alberta's energy and
natural resources department.
40s
Back in the classroom after 30 years
is Archbishop Edward Scott,
BA'40, primate of the Anglican
Church of Canada. Scott, who gave a
credit course at Vancouver School of
Theology this spring entitled:
"Today's Church in Today's
World," says he wanted the
discipline of teaching to help him
prepare for the three Larkin
Memorial lectures he is to give at
Trinity College, Toronto, this fall.
Scott is enjoying his first sabbatical
since his election as Anglican
primate 10 years ago. He also is the
moderator of the World Council of
Churches..."Ma!" a play based on
the legendary B.C. newspaper
publisher Margaret Murray, was
authored bv humorist Eric Nicol,
BA'41, MA'48. The play ran in
Kamloops until May 2 and opened
in Vancouver June 5 at the
Waterfront Theatre. For years "Ma"
Murray published the Bridge
River-Lillooet News, which attracted
national attention for its outspoken
copy, with folk wisdom such as:
"government is like your underwear
— it smells pretty bad if you don't
change it once in a while"....The title
role is played bv Joy Coghill (Jov
Coghill Thorne) BA'47 (MFA
Chicago). Ma Murray, who is 93,
said she enjoyed Coghill's
performance at the Kamloops
premiere Charles W. Nash,
BASc'42, retired April 30 as
vice-president, corporate affairs, of
B.C. Hydro- after 36 years with the
company...A senior fellow at Oxford
University's Centre for Management
studies is Rosemary G. Stewart,
BA'45 (PhD London). In early April
she was in Vancouver at SFU's
invitation to conduct a two-day
workshop on management. She also
spoke to a senior executive audience
in the city, to the Foundation of
Management for Women, and gave a
public lecture at Robson Centre...
George Mark wick Barton, BA'46,
MA'48, has retired after a long
career in wood chemistry research.
Barton was with Western Forest
Products Laboratory, Forintek
Canada Corp., for 32 years. He was
manager ofthe wood science
department Wilfred E. Kenny,
BASc'46, of Vancouver has retired
after 35 years with B.C. Hydro. His
responsibilities involved generation,
transmission, water management
and the operation of the Columbia
River Treaty...Alec W. Watt,
BSA'46, retired in March after 34
years with the provincial ministry of
agriculture, the last few as regional
supervising horticulturist, based in
Summerland, B.C. One of his
achievements was the discovery of
the spur-type Macintosh apple;
another the development of chemical
thinning for pears....Steveston
Senior Secondary dedicated a week
in March to the school's first
principal, Ernie R. Ball, BA'47,
BEd'48. During his tenure, the
school developed from a junior to a
senior secondary. After almost a
decade at Steveston, Ball served
three years as principal at Richmond
High, before becoming director of
secondary instruction for
Richmond. He retired two years
ago....E. Thomas Cantell, LLB'48,
has been named acting deputy
minister of B.C.'s consumer and
corporate affairs. Cantell has been
assistant deputy minister, corporate
affairs, since mid-1979....Robert G.
Craig, BSA'48, packed his golf clubs
and headed for Palm Springs as soon
as he retired. He left behind his job
as superintendent of the Pacific Milk
plant at Abbotsford, a post he held
since 1975. He spent 33 years in the
business....
Rosemary Stewart
One of the best known and
controversial members ofthe B.C.
judiciary, Judge A. Les Bewley,
LLB'49, retired April 30 from the
provincial court. At his retirement
ceremonies, Chief Justice Allan
McEachern said: "Speaking of
Judge Bewley prompts me to think
of boring, humble, uncontroversial,
conventional, restrained. How could
a person lack all those qualities and
yet still become a judge?" Known in
the system as the "Silver Fox",
Judge Bewley served for 21 years on
the bench, longer than any previous
member of the lower court	
Heritage conservation is a prime
interest of Katherine H. Capes,
BA'49, one of Vancouver Island's
representatives at a regional
conference in Vancouver on the
question. Capes is one of 30 heritage
conservation branch volunteers
serving as liaison between
Government and the public. They
help monitor and record prehistoric
and historic sites in B.C. Capes has
conducted several archaeological
excavations in the Comox Valley and
elsewhere on Vancouver Island....
24 Chronicle/Summer 1981 Director and president of several
companies is Leslie A. Garvie,
BA'49, (MBA Western), who has
just added to his list the top post at
Keeler Corp., Grand Rapids,
Mich....Valerie Manning Meredith,
LLB'49, has joined the three other
women judges on the provincial
bench, where she is with the Lower
Mainland's small claims court.
Former research director of the Law
Foundation of B.C., she also served
on the alumni association's board of
management.
50s
New dean of science at SFU is John
F. Cochran, BASc'50, MASc'51
(PhD Illinois). Cochran joined
Simon Fraser's physics department
from M.I.T. in 1965, becoming a
charter faculty member and senior
professor.. ..Co-authors of a new
Canadian textbook are teacher Alex.
W. Doyle, BA'50, and his wife
Judith Atwood Doyle, BA'51. The
text, Canadian Urban Scene, is on
urban studies for students at the
senior high school level. He teaches
at Vancouver's John Oliver High.
She is vice-principal of Burnaby
Heights Junior Secondary....Neil A.
Macdougall, BASc'50, has been
elected president of the Technical
Service Council, a non-profit job
placement service run by industry.
The service lists jobs in a wide
variety of professions — business
and industry. Macdougall was
formerly TSC general manager and
director in Toronto....The principal
of Steveston Secondary in Richmond
for the past 16 years, Mel Richards,
BSA'50, was one ofthe people
honored this year at the school's
silver anniversary....Grant
Ainscough, BSF'51, gave this year's
H.R. MacMillan Lecture in forestry
at UBC. Ainscough is vice-president
and chief forester of Canada's largest
forest products company. Subject of
his lecture was the "designed forest
system of MacBlo — an example of
industrial forest management in
coastal B.C."....Economic consultant
Peter McLoughlin, BA'51 (PhD
Texas) spoke in March to the
Comox-Powell River federal Liberal
association. His topic was
"understanding economics on the
Canadian scene." His career in
economics has taken him around the
world. He now is a full-time
consultant and lives at Little River
in Comox....The new vice-president
of Continental Can Co., based in
Toronto, is Perry W. Nelson,
BSA'53, (MSc Business, MIT)
Nelson joined the company in 1954
and was general manager of
manufacturing....After 18 years of
basking in the Caribbean sun at
Exxon's refineries in Aruba and
Jamaica, Trevor J. Rhydderch,
BASc'53, is trying the rigors of the
Saudi Arabian desert at Aramco's
Ras Tanura refinery....UBC
commerce undergrads selected
Michael M. Ryan, BCom'53, as one
of their two businessmen of the year.
The senior vice-president and
director of Pemberton Securities
Ltd., says that although the
economy is in the doldrums, Canada
is in for a great decade. He says the
'80s will belong to the mines, as oil
belonged to the '70s....Former
federal justice minister, Ron
Basford, BA'55, LLB'56, is assured
of a continuing spot in the limelight
as B.C.'s King Coal — director of
northeast coal development. His
first task is completion of initial
agreements between the B.C.
government and two coal firms, and
agreements between the firms and
the federal government. His
arrangement with the government
allows him to continue his
Vancouver law practice, but Basford
says his first priority is coal
development....Trevor Jones,
BSA'55, (MSc Aberdeen) has taken
over the newly-formed commercial
department ofthe Canadian
Hereford Assoc, in Fairview, Alta.
For the past 20 years, he has been an
instructor in animal science at
Fairview College.
Freelance reviewer and
broadcaster Gwendolyn A. Creech,
BA'56, has been named music
officer of the Ontario Arts Council.
She is researching and writing a
biography of Canadian violinist
Steven Staryk and recently
coordinated the production of
Murray Shafer's "Apocolypsis" with
the London Symphony, the CBC
and the University of Western
Ontario....James L. Denholme,
BASc'56, has been named president
and chief executive officer of
Sparrow Resources Ltd. He's a
past-president of the alumni
association....The head of Canertech,
the federal government's new
alternate energy centre in Winnipeg,
is Lome D.R. Dyke, BCom'56, —
not a BA'54 — as incorrectly noted
in our last issue....Edwin T.
Sortwell, BA'56, has been
appointed vice-president,
marketing, ofthe international
division of Nalco Chemical Co., Oak
Brook, Illinois....Our apologies go to
Valerie Haig-Brown, BA'57, and to
the Book Builders of'Ksan. In the
previous issue we erroneously
reported Haig-Brown as author of
Gathering What the Great Nature
Provided. The book, which records
the food traditions ofthe Gitksan, a
band of Tsimshian Indians living
along the Skeena river, is the work
of some 90 members of the
community. They call themselves
the Book Builders of 'Ksan, the
Indian name for Skeena. The work
is both an anthropological study and
a guide to cooking and preserving
foods found in the wild. But back to
Haig-Brown.. .She has been editing
and collecting her father's (Roderick
Haig-Brown, LLD'52) articles and
stories in a series entitled From the
World of Roderick Haig-Brown,
published by McClelland and
Stewart. The first volume, Woods
and River Tales, appeared in 1980
and the second, The Master and His
Fish, came out this spring. She was
also associated with Bright Waters,
Bright Fis/i, published last fall....
Robert W. Maier, BA'57, (MBA,
Western), of Kentfield, Calif., was
recently elected chair of the San
Francisco Boys Club executive
committee. The club has an
enrolment of 3281 children. Maier is
president of Dancer Fitzgerald
Sample Inc., San Francisco....As
RudolfButot
manager of Mac Bio's Kennedy
Lake division on Vancouver Island,
one of Paul Varga's BSF'59, chief
jobs will be to preserve the steep
slopes where cedar and hemlock
grow. He moves to Ucluelet this
summer from Port Alberni...
Marjoeni Warganegara, BASc'59,
head of 10 agricultural companies in
Indonesia, attributes some of his
success to student days at UBC.
From a cattle farm in 1975 he
expanded his agricultural business
with Canadians in a joint-venture
partnership. Prior to that he was in
government service for 18 years. He
became executive director of the
Association of Southeast Asian
Nations Chamber of Commerce and
chairman of Indonesia's agriculture
department of commerce and
industry. In February he took a B.C.
trade mission, headed by Premier
Bill Bennett, on a tour of one of his
businesses, a feed mill on the
southern tip of Sumatra....
Three Vancouver Sun writers came
out winners at the annual National
Newspaper Awards in April.
Honored for excellence in Canadian
journalism were Archie N.
McDonald, BA'59, Tim Padmore,
BA'65, (PhD Stanford) and Chris
Gainor, BA'79. McDonald took top
honors in the sports writing
category. Also in April he won the
Sovereign Award, from the
Canadian Jockey Club and the
Canadian Association of Race
Tracks, for excellence in writing on
horse racing. Science writer and
Chronicle contributor Padmore and
Gainor came out tops in enterprise
reporting in 1980. The awards were
presented at the 32nd annual
Toronto Press Club dinner...
Wilbert N. Toombs, MEd'59,
(PhD Alta) is deputy minister of
continuing education for
Saskatchewan. Previously he was
special assistant to the president of
the University of Regina and prior to
that, dean of education.
eos
Winner ofthe Govern or-General's
Literary award for English fiction is
George H. Bowering, BA'60,
MA'63, for his book, Burning Water.
It's an irreverant account of Capt.
George Vancouver's journeys along
the B.C. coast. Bowering is an
English professor at SFU. It's the
second time he's been honored by
the Canada Council. In 1969 he
received an award for two books of
poetry, Rocky Mountain Foot and
The Gangs of Kosmos. Bowering says
he's always wanted to write a "real"
book. "I guess I had to write.poems
all those years to learn how to write
fiction," he comments... J.T. Ross
Husdon, BSA'60, MSc'73, is B.C.
program director for the Canadian
Livestock Feed Board. He will be
based at the board's Cloverdale
office in the Fraser Valley....Latest
work of playwright Carol E.
Johnson Bolt, BA'61, is "Escape
Entertainment", which premiered at
the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto
early this year. The play focusses on
the comic struggles of movie moguls
to turn Toronto into Hollywood
North. ..Rudolf J.M. Butot, BSc'61,
has been appointed geological
advisor at Mobil Oil Canada, Ltd in
the head office in Calgary. He has been
involved in geological exploration at
Rainbow Lake, the MacKenzie
Delta-Beaufort Sea and the Grand
Banks — Labrador areas and
Hibernia....Bruno B. Freschi,
B Arch'61, is the chief architect and
planner for Transpo '86, the world
transportation fair to be held on the
north shore of Vancouver's False
Creek. He was responsible for the
concept design ofthe international
prize-winning Canadian pavilion at
the 1970 Osaka world fair....Lawyer,
farmer, arbitrator, mediator— H.
Allan Hope, LLB'61, is a man on
the go. He was instrumental in
ending the bitter B.C. Tel labor
dispute and the sole and binding
arbitrator over the fate of 24 fired
B.C. Tel employees. He lives with
his wife on a 700-acre dairy farm
outside Prince George, and when not
riding herd over 110 cows, spends
most of his working time in
Vancouver or elsewhere in B.C. Last
year he mediated the wage dispute
between provincial nurses and the
B.C. government....Still fighting
crime is Alan E. Filmer, BCom'62,
LLB'63, head of the B.C.
government's criminal justice
division. The former senior
Vancouver prosecutor will be at the
centre of the most important
criminal investigations dealt with by
the attorney-general....New district
supervisor for the ministry of human
resources in Salmon Arm is F.J. Ted
Hillary, BA'62, MSW'71. Hillary
went to Salmon Arm 10 years ago
after working in Prince George and
William Oostenbrink
Vancouver....William L.
Oostenbrink, BCom'62, is manager
of economics and regulatory affairs,
with Mobil Oil in Calgary. He
recently returned to Canada from
Saudi Arabia, where he served as an
energy specialist....J. Bristol Foster,
PhD'63, is the director of B.C.'s
ecological reserve unit for the
ministry of lands, parks and
Chronicle/5 ummer 1981  25 housing. It's his job to seek out areas
of unique and representative
ecosystems and possibly recommend
them for conservation....Wallace
Oppal, BA'63, LLB'66, became a
federal judge in April with his
appointment to the Westminster
county court. He becomes the first
Canadian of East Indian heritage
appointed to the federal beneh....A
Killam Family Research fellowship
has been awarded to Sandra Djwa.
BEd'64, PhD'68, now at SFU's
English department. Djwa will use
her fellowship to continue work on a
biographv ot Prof. Frank R. Scott,
noted constitutional lawyer,
academic political activist and poet.
Since 1973, Djwa has been working
on a critical history of English
Canadian poetry, which led her to
interview Scott extensively. He
asked her tt) be his biographer.
A winning partnership is Griffiths
Gibson Productions t'GGP),
producers of two award-winning
commercials at the 1981
International Broadcast awards in
Los Angeles. The company,
established 12 years ago bv Brian
"Griff' Griffiths, BMus'65 and
Brian "Hoot" Gibson, BMus'64, is
one of the four largest commercial
producers in Canada. GGP won two
"Spikes" at the industry awards, one
for a 30-sccond comedy radio spot
for B.C. apples and one for a
30-second musical spot for the
Oregon Dairy Association. Of more
than 3,500 entries from around the
world, the Vancouver company won
in two of 12 categories in the
industry equivalent ofthe Oscars.
The "A&W Root Bear" is one of
theirs....Film and television acior
Scott Hylands (Scot Douglas)
BA'64, has signed on for this
summer's Stratford Festival.
Recently he's made three 90-minute
specials lor the CBC: "Scoop",
"Coming Out Alive" and
"Passengers." He also had a major
role in the TV series Centennial....
Joseph Kupkee. BA'64, MEd'72,
leaves Salmon Arm Senior High this
year, where he is assistant principal,
for a new posting as vice-principal at
Ballenas Secondarv on Vancouver
Island. ..Rev. Peter Rolston, BA'64,
minister at Mt. Paul United in
Kamloops, continues to work
actively in the field of human rights.
A former MLA, elected for the NDP
in 1972 while he was pastor ofthe
United Church in Mission, he is no
longer in politics. He concentrates
on activities such as presiding at a
Kamloops forum on the
environmental effects of B.C.
Hydro's proposed Hat Creek
thermal power plant....Ivan G.
Whitehall, BA'64, LLB'67, has
been appointed general counsel with
the department of justice, Ottawa.
The former director of the
department's Edmonton office,
Whitehall also was named a Queen's
Counsel this year....The new
president of the Business Council on
National Issues is Thomas
d'Aquino, LLB'65. D'Aquino is
president of the Ottawa-based
Intercounsel Ltd. The Business
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companies, contributes to the study
of public policy, issues and the
shaping of national priorities.
Associated with the University of
Ottawa's law faculty, d'Aquino
lectures on international business
law.
Wired in to the future is George
Galbraith, BCom'66, president and
major shareholder of Vercom Cable
Services Ltd. in Vernon....Gary R.
Telford, BLS'66, assistant director
ofthe Fraser Valley regional library,
has left after 16 years with the
service for Brisbane, Australia....
Daniel B. Cumming, BSA'67,
PhD'75, is a food technologist at the
Agriculture Canada research station
in Summerland, B.C In
Vancouver, a dress by designer
Marilyn Katz, BEd'67, sells for
more than $200. She works with
leather and chamois in Ojibwa-style
fashions creating doeskin tops and
skirts and fringed chamois T-shirts.
Her garments are available in B.C.,
Alberta and Ontario... Stewart
Ladyman, BSc'67, MEd'77, is
superintendent of schools for the
Arrow Lakes school district. He
came to the region from Invermere,
where he had been principal of
David Thompson Secondary since
July, 1978....Since his return from
Peking last year, Hugh L.
Stephens, BA'67, (BEd Toronto;
MA, Duke) has been at the China
desk in external affairs, Ottawa.
Stephens also was posted in Beirut
and Hong Kong during his five-year
overseas stint....One Westerner
going east is John C. Davis,
MSc'68, PhD'71, the new
director-general, Ontario region, of
Fisheries and Oceans. Davis'
responsibilities cover both
operational and research activities
for the federal department and
liaison with the province of Ontario
in fisheries programs. He also will be
involved in fulfilling Canada's
obligations to the Great Lakes
Fisheries commission and the Great
Lakes Water Quality agreement....
Vancouver publisher David
Robinson, BA'68, who concentrates
on plays, poetry and fiction, hit pay
dirt this year with a best seller — a
cookbook. Robinson says he's had
an uphill battle economically for 13
years, despite publishing the work of
Ryga, Freeman, Rcaney, Fennario
and Tremblay, among others. His
best seller is Susan Mendelson's
Mama Never Cooked Like This, and a
second is planned. Now the
cookbook is subsidizing
Talonbooks' poetry list....Who is
Vancouver's best dressed woman?
Sharilyn Bell, BA'69, is the choice
of Province fashion editor Kay
Alsop. Bell never looks the same two
days running and isn't rich, so how
does she manage it? She says her
secret is not to throw things away
and mix and match items that feel
good. Bell co-ordinates fashion
promotions for The Bay's 16 B.C.
stores....BUI McAuley, BEd'69,
MEd'76, principal of Mission junior
secondary7, becomes principal at
Mission's senior secondary July I.
McAuley has taught for the past 18
years at Maple Ridge, Fort St. John
and Dawson Creek as well as
Mission... Perennial chancellor
candidate, author Stan Persky's,
BA'69, MA'72, latest endeavor is a
book about hockey and the owners
of hockey teams. Termed The Curse
of the Canucks, Persky stopped work
on it temporarily when the Canucks
were winning, but continued when
the Canucks "sunk to their
appropriate level." Persky describes
himself as a normal, raving, frothing
mouthed fan. His previous works
were Son o/Socrcd and The House
that Jack Built, books about
provincial and Vancouver politics
respectively...but not so
respectfully....Vera Piccini, BA'69,
has been appointed vice-president,
human resources, for First City
Trust from her post as manager of
the company's personnel division.
She was general manager of a retail
drug chain before joining First
City....David G.M. Smith, BSc'69,
has recently established Interface
Consultants Ltd., a
Vancouver-based management
consulting firm specializing in
business and public relations.
70s
Douglas Christie, LLB'70, of
Victoria is one of those espousing the
cause of western separatism. Leader
of the Western Canada Concept
party, Christie claims that
westerners would raise their
standard of living by 30 to 50 per
cent if the west were on its own....
Vancouver geologist Stephen C.
Gower, BSc'70, has a prospector's
knowledge ofthe Toodogone gold
district in northern B.C. Project
geologist with Lacana Mining,
Gower has been involved in the
discovery of the Chapell and other
major gold deposits in the remote
area....Another grad honored is
Choy-Leung Hew, PhD70, winner
ofthe 1980 Fraser Medal presented
by the Atlantic Provinces Council on
the Sciences. A biochemist at
Newfoundland's Memorial
University, Hew gained the award
for outstanding scientific research
conducted in the maritime provinces
by younger scientists....The
futuristic art of Murray
MacDonald, BA'70, was displayed
at the Hamilton art gallery from
February to April. His work has
been exhibited across Canada.
MacDonald now lives and works in
Montreal. James D. Anderson,
MA'71, is the new director of B.C.'s
farmland resources branch at the
ministry of agriculture and food. He
directs the ministry's green zone
program and the analysis of
agriculture-related resource and land
use policies and projects....This time
we've got it right (we think)...The
surgeon mentioned in previous
issues, Warwick Lome Brown,
MD'71, would be surprised to know
we gave him a BPE instead of an
MD. Especially when he's left on a
two-year stint to study his specialty,
plastic surgery, with specialists
across the world....The new area
children's librarian in Port
Coquitlam is Linda L. Clark,
BA'71, MLS'81, of Vancouver. She
was formerly assistant librarian at
Vancouver's Kerrisdale and
Kitsilano branches....This vear's
26 Chronicle/5ummer 1981 piano judge at Prince Rupert's music
festival was Edward Parker,
BMus'71, who has adjudicated
throughout B.C., Alberta and
Washington for the past 16 years.
Parker teaches at the University of
Victoria... James C. Chatupa,
BSc'72, is assistant chief geologist
for the government of Malawi. He
has been elected chair ofthe
Association for the Advancement of
Science in Malawi, for a two-year
term....Author-composer John
Gray, MA'72, is the man behind the
hit show "Billy Bishop Goes to
War." A play about a first world war
flying ace, it has been successful in
Washington, New York, Edinburgh
and Los Angeles and is now on in
London's West End. His latest
work, "Rock and Roll," opened in
March at Ottawa's National Arts
Centre and enjoyed a successful run.
It opened in Vancouver May 23. It's
a long way from getting $2 for
playing teen dances in a rock band,
but, says Gray, hitting the jackpot in
Canada "means making the same
amount of money as a senior
university professor. It doesn't
wildly change your life, you
know".. ..Former Chronicle
contributor Geoff Hancock,
BFA'73, MFA'75, editor-in-chief of
the Canadian Fiction Magazine, has
edited a recently published
anthology of short stories called
Magic Realism. He's working on a
three-volume collection of
French-Canadian stories in
translation and as a journalist, he
contributes to both print and
electronic media....Bringing drama
to Steveston secondary school is new
drama teacher J. David Gauthier
BEd'74....Charles A. Lin, BSc'74,
(PhD, M.I.T) has left
Environment Canada and joined the
University of Toronto as assistant
professor in physics....Featured at
the Vancouver Artists' Gallery this
spring was abstract illusionist Colin
J. Baker, BA'75. Says Province
critic Art Perry: "Few young
painters in this city have the polish
and style of Baker." He termed
Baker's exhibit "refreshing and
professional"....Costume designer
for the Vancouver Arts Club
production of "Wild Oats" was
Phillip G. Clarkson, BFA'75. He
supervised design and construction
of 40 costumes ranging from Quaker
dress to 18th century naval attire.
The play was set in 1791... .Russell
Kilde, BA'75, says he's something of
a gypsy artist whose interests extend
from ballet to musical comedy. He
recently was guest choreographer
with Kingston's Spindrift Dance
theatre and prior to that worked in
children's theatre in Montreal and
Toronto....Not all pig farms are
pungent, and Rick Van Kleeck,
BASc'75, is trying to find out why
some farms have significant odor —
and others don't. (While he is out
looking for a swine-sized Ban, we
hope he notices we put back the
Van, which we inadvertendy
dropped from his name in
Spotlight's last issue). The pig farm
assignment is only one of his jobs as
special projects engineer with the
provincial ministry of agriculture,
based in Abbotsford. Another is the
energy-in-agriculture program....
Wildlife biologist Barbara M.V.
Scott, BSc'76, MSc'79, is teaching a
private course on wildlife study in
the Comox area. In 1979 she
completed an extensive, three-year
study of wolves in their natural
habitat on Vancouver Island....Ernie
Thiessen, BASc'76, and his wife
Evangeline, BEd'74, and three
children are in Nepal for three years,
serving with the Mennonite Central
Committee. He will be working as a
water engineer... Janice M. Flynne,
BSR'77, is senior physiotherapist at
the Fishermen's Memorial Hospital
in Lunenburg, N.S Christopher
Z. Jurczynski, MSc'77, is manager,
corporate finance, with the Canadian
Imperial Bank of Commerce's
corporate banking division in
Toronto. Prior to that he was with
the federal departments of finance
and transport....Larry K. Nickel,
BMus'77, teaches music at the
Mennonite Educational Institute in
Clearbrook, B.C. He composed
some ofthe music recently
performed by the Columbia Chorale
on its tour of western provinces.
80s
Mamie Fleming, MA'80, takes
art to where the people are. As
Vancouver Art Gallery's extension
officer, she takes exhibits around the
province, bringing art shows to
school children of all ages and to the
public....Penelope Lipsack,
BHE'80, is field coordinator for the
Employment Opportunity program
in Vernon with the B.C. ministry of
labor. Her responsibilities cover the
North Okanagan-Columbia
Shuswap districts....Angie C. Roth,
BA'80, will be doing the same job
for the South Okanagan region....
Peter M. Maitland, BASc'80, is
electrical engineer at the Endako
mine, Fraser Lake, B.C.
BIRTHS
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart W. Allan,
BASc'72, MBA'74 (Heather M.
Brewster, BSc'73) a daughter,
Coleen Marie, March 2, 1981 in
Campbell River....Mr. and Mrs.
John Cartmel, BPE'66, a son,
David Bradford, April 2, 1981 in
Vancouver....Mr. and Mrs. David
Hill, BSP'71, MSc'73, (Sandra
Richards, BSP'71) a son, Robert
John, March 1, 1981 in Vancouver....
Dr. and Mrs. George
Khachatourians, PhD'71,
(Lorraine McGrath, BSc'69) a
daughter, Ariane Katharine, Nov.
13, 1980 in Saskatoon, Sask....Mr.
and Mrs. Jack KJer, BSc'73 (Jackie
Pennington, BCom'77) a daughter,
Jasmine, April 9, 1981 in
Vancouver....Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
L'Heureux (Cathie Dumont,
BA'72) a daughter, Theresa Marie
Katherine, Aug. 21, 1980 in
Vernon....Mr. and Mrs. Michael
Millar, BSc'73 (Margaret
McMurchy, BSN'74) a daughter,
Molly Elizabeth, March 31, 1980 in
Hope....Mr. and Mrs. Alex Nichol,
MA'70, (Kathleen Sturgess, BA'70,
MLS'73) a son, D'Arcy Randolph,
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Chronicle/Summer 1981  27 Feb. 15, 1981, in Vancouver....Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Peachey, (Terry
Corriveau, BEd'75) a son, Ryan
Christopher, April 2, 1981 in
Vancouver....Mr. and Mrs. Graeme
R. Percy, BASc'69 (Maureeta
Devries, BEd'68) a daughter,
LeanneDawne, Oct. 16, 1980 in
Toronto....Mr. and Mrs. Dale L.
Redekop, BA'76, (Donna L.
Wilson, BEd'76) a son, Mitchell
James, April 9, 1981....Dr. and Mrs.
Dipak Talapatra, PhD'72, a
daughter, Anika, Jan. 22, 1980 in
Akron, Ohio ...Mr. and Mrs. Paul
VoUcer, (D. Joyce Wheater, BSc'68,
BLS'69, MLS'76) twin sons, Aaron
Tobias and Samuel Paul, Feb. 21,
1981 in Canberra, Australia....Mr.
and Mrs. James K. Wright,
BASc'72, MSc-B'73, (Claire A.
Sauder, BA'72, MA'79) a daughter,
Lucy Isabel, May 23, 1980 in
Vancouver.
Gary J. Gallant, to Gail L.
Henriksen, BA'66, December 30,
1980 in Vancouver....Dr. Charles A.
Lin, BSc'74, to Janet Frances Lee,
BSc'78, December 27, 1980 in
Vancouver.
DEATHS
Virginia Mi chas Alevras, BA'49
(BLS, U. Wash.), Dec. 1980 in
Vancouver. Survived by her
husband, a sister, Lukia Michas
Schwartz, BA'53, BSW'54, and a
son.
Charles Richard Asher, BSA'28,
Jan. 11, 1980 in Vancouver. He
retired in 1974 as an executive with
DuPont of Canada in Montreal. He
was a founding member of Lambda
Sigma Delta, the local fraternity that
joined Phi Delta Theta in 1930. A
keen yachtsman, golfer and bowler,
in recent years he became a bird
watcher and traveled from the
Aleutians to central America in
pursuit of his hobby.
Myles Ferguson Beale, BA'50,
BEd'55, Dec. 4, 1980 in Harbor
City, Calif. Born in Cranbrook, he
was among the first to enlist there in
1939 and served both in England
and Italy for seven years with the 5th
Canadian Armored division. He
taught at Lloyd Crowe Secondary
school in Trail, B.C. until his
retirement three years ago. Survived
by his two sisters.
Kathryn Bradshaw Blade, BA'18,
January, 1980 in Albuquerque, New
Mexico. After graduation she
studied law and was called to the Bar
in B. C. in 1922. She was a barrister
in Victoria. After her marriage she
lived in California for 37 years,
moving to Albuquerque in 1969.
Gilbert B. Carpenter, BA'25,
MA'26 (PhD McGill) Jan. 2,1981 in
Homosassa, Florida. A retired
chemical consultant, he did
undergraduate work in chemistry at
UBC. He later became associate
professor in chemistry at M.I.T.
After leaving the Air Reduction Co.,
in New York, he spent ten years in
Holland with Mobil Oil Co, retiring
in 1965. Survived by his wife, a
daughter, two sons, two sisters and a
brother.
J. Andy Cochrane, BArch'57, Jan.
10, 1981. He designed and was
responsible for completion ofthe
Provincial Museum in Victoria,
while he was chief architect for the
Department of Public Works. He
subsequently became co-director in
Public Works. He later joined the
Heritage Conservation branch of the
provincial government and was
involved in the stabilization ofthe
Richard Carr House, Craigflower
school and several buildings in
historic Barkerville. Survived by liis
wife, a son and daughter.
Thomas C. Gibbs, BASc'30, Feb.
14, 1980 in Calgary, Alta. He is
survived by his wife.
JackL. Gregory, BSP'49, Nov. 8,
1980. He was a member of the first
graduating class in pharmacy.
Survived by his wife.
Wessie M. Tipping Lamb, BA'25,
MA'30 (PhD, Sorbonne) March 9,
1981 in Vancouver. She was on the
faculty of UBC's French department
from 1925-30, 1932-39 and from
1943-49. Married in 1939 to W.
Kaye Lamb, BA'27, MA'30,
LLD'48, they moved to Ottawa
after he was appointed Dominion
Archivist in 1948. He became
National Librarian in 1953.
Completely bilingual, she was active
in trying to promote the use of
French, especially in Ottawa's
English-speaking community, long
before it became fashionable or
official policy. She translated the
Journal of Gabriel Franchere for the
Champlain Society, published in
1969. The Lambs returned to
Vancouver in 1971. Survived by her
husband, a daughter and two sisters.
Everett J. Lees, BASc'27, (PhD,
Toronto) Nov. 3, 1980 in
Vancouver. He joined the Geological
Survey of Canada and was later
geologist for Lake Shore Mines Ltd.
managing their subsidiary, Hudson
Rand Gold Mines Ltd. He became
chief geologist for Denison Mines
Ltd., Toronto. In 1967 he became
president and director of Gulf
Titanium Ltd. and vice-president
and director of Kel-Glen Mines Ltd.
Survived by his wife Kathleen M.
Ralph, BA'28, and a son.
John E. Liersch, BA'26, BSc'27,
LLD'80,March9, 1981 in
Richmond, B.C. Active in the
forestry industry since 1934, he was
head of UBC's forestry department
from 1942-46. He served in
executive capacity for a number of
firms including MacMillan Bloedel
and Canadian Forest Products Ltd.
As director of CFP, he was involved
in the formation of Prince George
Pulp and Paper Ltd., retiring in
1970 as CFP vice-president. He
received the alumni award of
distinction last May. A member of
the university's board of governors
for 10 years, he chaired it in
1970-71. He served on the
management committee of UBC's
Health Sciences Centre from
1973-76, then joined the Board of
Trustees of Shaughnessy Hospital,
where he served continuously from
1976. Survived by his wife and
daughter.
Colin C. Lucas, BASc'25,
MASc'26, (PhD, Toronto, DSc,
Acadia) Feb. 12, 1981 in Wolfville,
N. S. He retired in 1969 as a
professor of the Banting and Best
department of medical research at
the University of Toronto. Named a
fellow ofthe Royal Society of
Canada in 1959, he also was a fellow
and former councillor of the
Chemical Institute of Canada and of
numerous other scientific societies.
He published more than 90 scientific
papers in chemistry, biochemistry
and nutrition. Survived by his son.
Allan Roy MacNeill, BA'23,
BEd'49, Feb. 2, 1981 in Vancouver.
An outstanding Richmond educator
for 43 years, a scholarship has been
established in his name at Richmond
Senior Secondary School. He taught
at Burns Lake before going to
Richmond in 1925, where he taught
English and mathematics at
Bridgeport High. He later became
principal of Richmond High School
(now Cambie Junior Secondary) and
in 1959, director of secondary
instruction for Richmond School
district, retiring in 1968. He was an
honorary member ofthe B.C. Parent
Teachers Assoc, and an honorary
associate member ofthe B.C.T.F.
Survived by his wife and son.
John H. Robertson, BCom'57, Feb.
16, 1981 in Toronto. He was sales
manager of RCA national accounts.
Survived by his wife, two sons, a
daughter, a brother and a sister,
Elizabeth Robertson, BSN'58,
assistant professor of nursing at
UBC.
Jean Marie Riddell Sherwin,
BA'27, March 20, 1981 in Victoria,
B.C. A former assistant director of
social welfare for B.C., she served
with the veterans affairs department
in Ottawa during World War II. She
also was a social worker in the
Yukon and Saskatchewan and was
regarded as a pioneer in the social
welfare field. Survived by two
step-sons.
Ralph Sullivan, LLB'53, March 12,
1981 in Burnaby, B.C. He was a
member of the legal department of
the Workers' Compensation Board
until his retirement in 1969.
Survived by his wife, two sons and
one daughter.
Anne Hedley Vater, BASc'25,
March 10, 1981 in Vancouver. Prior
to her marriage in 1934 her nursing
career took her to Harlem, New
York before she returned to the
Children's Hospital in Vancouver.
Survived by two brothers and a
niece.
Florence B. Chapin Wilson, BA'16,
Jan. 31, 1981 in San Diego, Calif.
She taught at Roberts school in
Vancouver until she married and
moved to California. Survived by
two sons and several nieces and
nephews.
Derek Daniel Wolney, MD76, Jan.
12, 1981 in Vancouver. After
graduating he interned at
Edmonton's University Hospital.
Recently he was chief resident at
Vancouver General Hospital,
completing his specialty in
anesthesiology. Survived by his
parents and a sister. A memorial fund
has been established in his name at
UBC that will provide an award for a
resident in anaesthesia. Donations may
be sent through the UBC Alumni
Fund, 6251 Cecil Green Park Road,
Vancouver, B.C. V6T1X8, marked
" Wolney Memorial Fund."
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It's Nice to be Needed.
The Chronicle received many letters, kind
comments and cheques in response to its "gift
subscription" suggestion in the Spring '81 issue....
The enclosed cheque and details will be self-
explanatory and perhaps answer your question
about how useful the Chronicle is to me when
I say that apart from a few newspaper
clippings from my family I have no other form
of contact with old campus friends. Many of
the familiar names are those of well-known
persons on campus, as opposed to personal
friends, but it's still very interesting to hear
what is going on.
Your recent article about financial problems
caused a smile or two, whilst I admit that we
don't have as bad a problem with regional
variations in house prices, the other strains
you quote are remarkably similar to ours here.
The universities are under "attack" as one
major area of "public spending" and the
current edict that we contract in size by about
an eighth means that some universities will
suffer very severely—whole departments will
close. One has to admit that some justification
will be seen for a number of examples and I
would be the last to suggest that universities
should not bear their share of the cuts—but we
are bleeding already and the major surgery is
yet to come.
Many good wishes from an avid reader.
David Birdsall, BASc'62
Avon, England
Space did not permit more letters. - Ed.
The Last Word/continued..
Mitchell.-
sacrificed in order to establish a program with
credibility. It would be relatively simple to
place a limit on the amount of a scholarship
available on a individual basis and limitation
on the aggregate amount available for each
sport in each school in each academic year.
Many exceptional high school athletes do
not pursue their athletic careers after high
school because of a feeling of conflict between
academics and athletics at university. With
our governments now encouraging
participation in sports for all ages the
establishing of athletic scholarships would be
an endorsement by the universities of the
athletic programs and an encouragement to
high school students to continue their athletic
careers while in university.
The argument that the financially rich
universities will benefit from such athletic
scholarships is not a legitimate criticism. Such a
program would only eliminate the flimsy anti-
recruitment rules now in existence which are
impossible to monitor and difficult to enforce.
Surely the elite athlete would be attracted to a
school more by the success of its program and
to superior coaching if all financial rewards
were maintained on a relatively equal basis. It
is true that the institutions who now benefit
from being situated in large population areas
would no longer have any built in advantage
and schools in less populated areas could
develop more competitive programs but to
improve the level of competition would be
beneficial to all schools and particularly
beneficial to the development of our athletes.
Douglas Mitchell, LLB'62, is a lawyer in
Calgary and a member of that city's Olympic
Games committee.
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Dennison..
encouraging individuals and organizations to
donate awards, administered by the joint
faculty committee on prizes, scholarships and
bursaries, that recognize scholarship-level
academic achievement and exceptional ability
in artistic or athletic performance."
Few would deny that the prime purposes of
the university with respect to students are the
cultivation ofthe intellect, the growth of
critical judgment and the development of
creativity. While "prime" does not mean
"exclusive" it does imply that other objectives,
(such as leadership qualities, social maturity
and cultural sensitivity), are legitimate only if
they do not detract from the first order
objectives. At a time when financial
constraints threaten the quality of its academic
programs it would be less than responsible for
the university to divert resources from its
primary functions.
While it is undoubtedly true that many of
British Columbia's most athletically gifted
young men and women seek their education at
universities other than UBC, there are a
number of questions which arise. It is
conceivable that several of these students are
not academically admissible. Furthermore, if
the advantages offered by UBC, such as
excellent competition, competent and
dedicated coaching, an extensive choice of
intercollegiate sports for both men and
women, first-class facilities and the
outstanding reputation of the university itself
are not sufficient to attract these students it is
doubtful whether a limited financial incentive
would sway their decision. After all, as one
former president of UBC once noted in his
essay on the subject of "excellence" — "it
cannot be purchased!"
While the impatience and frustration of
some alumni are understandable and while
athletic scholarships appear to be an attractive
and effective solution, serious doubts remain.
Quite apart from the question of their
legitimacy on philosophic grounds it is
debatable whether the availability of
additional athletic scholarships would produce
the results which are generally anticipated.
Would they attract talented young Canadians
who are admissible to UBC and currently
choosing alternative institutions? Even if this
were true would the addition of a limited
number of gifted athletes guarantee winning
teams without a drastic reordering of priorities
within the present policy?
In my view, any increased availability of
scholarships, even if expanded in size and
number or administered in a different manner
than is presently the case, would have little
impact upon the current situation.
Dr. John Dennison, BPE'59, MPE'60, is a
professor of education at UBC.
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Should UBC Grant Athletic Scholarships?
Yes!   Douglas Mitchell No!   John Dennison
The most controversial matter involving
Canadian university athletics which has
been discussed for decades without any
unanimity within or without of the boundaries
of our campuses is the question of athletic
scholarships.
Let me at the outset be candid or brash
enough to suggest that the issue is not the
introduction of athletic scholarships but the
legalization of athletic scholarships.
To suggest that there are no athletic
scholarships in existence now is tantamount to
suggesting political candidates are not aware of
their financial contributors. Only the naive are
blatant enough to suggest that money and
assistance is not available to any aspiring
college student whose skills are sought by the
athletic department of an institution of higher
learning. So why should young students be
corrupted and exposed to this facade when
there seems to be no legitimate reason to
withold athletic scholarships?
The awarding of athletic scholarships
would encourage greater participation in our
university athletic programs and also provide
incentive for students to become more
self-supporting financially while in school. An
athletic scholarship is in essence equivalent to
a part time job rewarding hours spent at
university over and beyond the hours required
for academic achievement.
Why shouldn't a student be rewarded for
his achievement of participating in a sport
while still maintaining his university
eligibility. Surely achieving athletic excellence
while maintaining grade point requirements is
worthy of recognition and reward. Academic
achievement may not be the sole requirement
for future success beyond the confines of our
campus. In fact, some potential employers
give priority to a graduating student who can
show evidence of participation in extra
curricular activities on campus such as
intercollegiate sports while obtaining a degree.
There are estimated to be approximately
1,000 Canadians attending universities in the
United States on athletic scholarships.
Obviously, the elite athletes in hockey,
football, basketball and track are being
attracted to complete their university
education beyond the boundary of our own
country. It would therefore be sensible to
improve the caliber of sports in our own
country by keeping those athletes at home
which would also improve the ability of
Canadian athletes to compete internationally.
Athletic scholarships have been in
existence for a long enough period in the
United States for Canadians to profit from the
shortcomings and abuses of the U.S. athletic
scholarship program. Strict academic
standards must be maintained and not
Continued p.29
Some years ago I participated in an
alumni "telethon", a challenging
activity designed to elicit financial
donations to the university from its
appreciative graduates. While most
contributed, albeit with hidden enthusiasm in
some cases, several took the opportunity to
ventilate upon their personal "beefs" on the
state of affairs at UBC. The complaints
appeared to fall into two major categories, the
first target being the "bunch of radical
students who were trying to run the
university" (which gives the clue as to how
long ago this event occurred). The second
group of concerns focussed upon the perceived
inability of the Thunderbird football and
basketball teams to establish their superiority
on the Canadian field of conquest.
It was often suggested that the solution to
the latter problem lay with a determined effort
by the university to attract, nurture and
financially reward those outstanding young
high-school athletes who would bring new
victories to the intercollegiate program.
(Whether or not the quality of a program is
related to the win-loss record is a question I'd
be prepared to debate — but on another
occasion!) However, just who was to fund this
enterprise was not established and,
unfortunately, the conversations terminated at
that stage.
The point is, however, that apparently
many alumni continue their identification with
their alma mater through the intercollegiate
athletic program and are less than delighted
with its modest record of success — rugby,
field hockey and rowing records not
withstanding! While it is a matter of
conjecture whether winning teams would
generate more generous alumni, adolation
from the media, or crowded stadiums, it is
reasonable to explore the potential
contributions which financial aid to scholar-
athletes could make to the current state of
athletic affairs at the university.
The fact of the matter is that athletic
scholarships do exist! They are made available
through various government programs, both
at the federal and provincial levels. They are
also offered through the initiative of a number
of private companies and individuals. While it
is true that the qualification for most of these
awards is contingent upon the applicant's
admission to a post-secondary educational
program, the choice of institution is the
student's. However, there are some
scholarships, provided by private donors but
administered by the university, which refer to
athletic qualities in the description. As
recently as 1975 a UBC senate committee
successfully recommended that "the
university actively continue its policy of
Continued p. 29
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