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| j^Ll <4!E 01,  No. 1, SPRING 1977
oyears, gray years
Eleanor Wachtel
Geoff Hancock
Tim Padmore
Viveca Ohm
\lumni Annual Giving 1976
3FI Susan Jamieson Pyfclarnon, BA'65
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The annual meeting ofthe UBC Alumni
Association will take place at
Cecil Green Park, 6251 Cecil Green
Park Road, Vancouver V6T 1X8
at 8:00 p.m.
Monday, May 30,1977.
All alumni are invited to attend.
An informal buffet will be
available prior to the meeting
($5/person). Reception at 5:30 p.m.
repast from 6:30 p.m.
Please send me ...... tickets for the annual meeting
repast at $5.00 each. Enclosed is a cheque for $.....
(payable to the UBC Alumni Assoc).
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Mail to:
UBC Alumni Association,
6251 Cecil Green Park Road,
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1 X8 Eleanor Wachtel
Make this year a happy one for lonely
old Edith. Prominent among The Times
of London advertising appeals, next to
the photos of pitiful African or
Bangladesh babies with their distended
bellies, the sad wide-eyed faces of hopeful foster children from far-off Asia, the
less exotic but still deserving fresh air
fund for slum children, we find little old
The ad continues: "Every day in 1977
she expects to spend utterly alone. The
only voices she will hear are the occasional official caller, or on her few visits
to the shops.... The heartache of loneliness is hard to bear; depressing and
damaging to health.... The tragic plight
of old people like Edith is easily forgotten amidst all the other problems of our
day. The years are running out for
them." Like those other entreaties
where $10 buys food for a week for a
family of four, here you are assured that
£5 can bring practical assistance to
another lonely person and £30 contributes towards setting up a new geriatric
"Lonely old Edith" represents a view
of our old people as objects of pity and
charity. There is something profoundly
disturbing in this attitude. Old age is
everyone's future; private charity is
hardly an adequate solution. Crude
self-interest alone, one of mankind's
most potent social forces, should dictate a stronger response. Instead we are
confronted with the newest form of discrimination — agism.
The old are dismissed from their jobs
and often concomitantly much of their
identity and social life. They are rendered useless, expendable: expected to
putter and play with hobbies, keep to
themselves and not trouble the rest of us
with a spectre of our future. Agism, as
defined by Dr. Alex Comfort (The Joy of
Sex man who is a respected geron-
tologist by trade), is "the notion that
people cease to be people, cease to be
the same people or become people of a
distinct, and inferior kind, by virtue of
having lived a specified number of years."
Agism, unlike the older and more
widely recognized prejudices of racism
and sexism is peculiar in that its perpetrators become its victims. People are
not born old. While still young, however, they are indoctrinated with negative stereotypes of dottering senile
blue-rinsed unpeople — images which
remain intact since actual exposure to
older people occurs less and less frequently with the decline ofthe extended
family, the removal of grandparents.
And like/ihe colonized mind which internalizes the notions of inferiority
proclaimed by the imperialists, the African who even after independence
must shake himself free of his feelings of
inadequacy, so youth carries its prejudices into old age and believes them .
In Canada there was a congruence of
factors: the waning fertility rate during
the depression, the post-war baby
boom, immigration,- as well as social
elements like post-war affluence and a
rise in the standard of living and extent
of education which grouped and isolated young people; all have conspired
to give the 1960s the most flamboyant
characteristics of youth worship. The
adulation of youth is not itself new;
fountains of youth have long been popular. Faust sold his soul for it and Dorian
Grey became a closet fatty where his
hidden portrait bore the ravages of aging
and he roamed lithe and young.
But the emphasis on the youth culture
— where standards are set from fashion
to music, where style originates — has
become so pervasive in recent times
that we forget that things weren't always this way. We withdraw value from
the aged. Even in China, where the veneration of old age as personified by Confucius had been established for centuries, there has been a wave of political
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l)good physical health
2)good mental and emotional health
3)adequate income
4)appropriate accommodation
5)congeniaI' friends & neighbors
("someone to love")
6)more than one absorbing interest
7)a positive philosophy of life
"But Tay-ons' are not worth
much," she smiles, putting these
platitudes in their place. "You can't
iay it on', tell anyone what to do,
especially the old who are so individual, who grow more different, become more clearly unique as they
■» Mary Hill, associate professor at
UBC's school of social work, has a
talent for seeing many sides of an
issue, born out of a sensitivity to
stereotyping. When you are dealing
with people, such a multifocal view
is valuable. She came to appreciate
the diversity of paths to retirement as
a planning associate for the committee on aging of the Social Planning
and Review Council of B.C. She co-
authored the results of a year-long
study, Community Care for Seniors,
is on the pre-retirement task force of
the United Way, and teaches a
number of extension courses on aging.
So Hill weighs her words when she
considers the problems. "There are
some practical lips' people should
think about. You can take an intelligent and informed approach to retirement, you can make some decisions. Where to live, for example, so
that you are near friends. Cultivating
close personal relationships in a
rather deliberate way instead of letting things slide. Knowing what your
income will be and practising living
on it."
Such a thoroughly rational approach is difficult to pursue. She
quotes some theories stating that
most "planning" is useless because
people can't really understand what
retirement will be like until they actually experience the changes. However, she thinks some prior consideration is advisable.
"Think aboutyourself.Sf you're not
a 'groupie' person, it's unrealistic to
expect to spend all your time at a
community centre. Maybe check it
out while in your 50s and 60s.
There's the story about a 60 year old
woman who received a notice at
work that she had five years until
retirement. "Oh my," she thinks,
and goes to the community centre.
The first year she takes a course on
painting; the second year, pottery;
and weaving the third. "Fine," she
says. "Now I know what I won't do
when I retire." And she devoted herself to puttering in the garden.
There should be a strong emphasis
on choice, options. "Aging is a
career and people choose to fulfill
those careers in a variety of ways."
Hill, preparing learning materials on
retirement and aging, has interviewed old people about their experiences, disappointments and
satisfactions too, "like the lady who
climbed Garibaldi, and the man who
attends conferences on fruit flies."
Some have written reflections on
retirement for her. One woman
There's a lot of talk today about preparation for retirement. For me, this
preparation began when I was about
five years old — when my intense interest in books developed.... I'd certainly recommend that by middle age
people find something to really think
about, if they haven't already done so.
Then as they grow older they can say
with the poet, "My mind to me a kingdom is...."
Withdrawal from the active business
world was rather painful. One's ego
tends to sag, and older people, all older
people really need to find something
that's within their strength and yet will
give them a sense of still being competent and being useful. There's a deep
need to be useful, and to be valued.
Mary Hill has accumulated a store
of good advice for those approaching
retirement. Laughing, she confides
that she has also a drawer full of
stamps. "Stamp collecting has got to
be one ofthe most solitary activities.
And I'm a people person, I enjoy
seeing people all day and I do so in all
my work. I've always been like that.
But there it is, I keep a drawerful of
stamps for my retirement. Completely unrealistic!"
anti-Confucianism  and  an ostt nsioM mi
nonseniority-based hierarchy. pLnio
Those same demographic evi tits 11 ou
Canada,  however, which creatod th  , iVe.!
youth culture ofthe'60s, combined wit    2 s-
advances in medicine and pharn.acolo • rnr,
gy, now promise, as the baby-booi    \r\0\
generation ages, to double the tumbe   mili
of people over 65 to 3.4 million by th   'fetjr,
year 2000. Apart from the negative a<  ieriy
pects: an ever-increasing drain on pen  pe|s;
sion funds and demands on health sei    "L-
vices, there is a positive side. Increase! iWi
numbers may mean greater iniluenci rnrce i
prompting a more responsive govern forCe
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Agism is political in that people, afteHL:on js
having lived a certain number of years Jerjy,
are ejected from the sole arena in whicl exam»
society bestows respect, namely, work t;ves
In addition, they are expected to liveoi econo
less — usually much less — than halfo lev
their previous income, a loss not only it Lejnp
practical terms but reflected in treat D|enjs
ment by the public and media. Advei i&x
tisers are uninterested in directing prog attern
rams at such an unlucrative market.    jnc0IT
In a study of attitudes towards thi aswe
aged in countries in Africa, Asia not0,
Europe, and North America, UB( |jfeS{,
psychology professor Edro Signori ara study
researcher John Kozak, BA'75, foum coy,
that maintaining control of resource! jn,
generally enabled the elderly to enjo) fessc
dignity and prestige. So long as societ) econ(
judges people in dollars and cent \qq\t,
terms, this is one place where coun „arcji
teraction must start. ^g
During the Canadian 1972 federa iatter
election campaign, for example, forme retjre
mayor Tom Alsbury, BA'34, BEd'46 a(jap
and others in Vancouver organized Pen them
sioners for Action Now. A more "milit ge
ant" group than existing associations pre0(
Alsbury feels it is analogous to thi rathe
American Grey Panthers. Its aim wash gver
unfreeze the pension and tie quarterl] have
increases to the cost of living. By givinj
this issue prominence and forcing can
didates and political leaders to speal
out, the group was able to exact com
mitments from party heads.
Pensioners for Action Now lormet
quickly, claiming 2000 members withii
two weeks, and more than twice tha
number within two months. Relying oi
donations, volunteers, and media atten
tion, they were able to galvanize in
terest at a crucial time with modcratel)
effective results. Although the ;xecu
tive still meet, the organization
largely dormant, awakening o:ily
election time in the scramble for ;>ronr
Alsbury would like it to extend int(
Services for Seniors, where "tli ougk
self-help to reduce the cost of services
they need," it would include attention
to hearing aids, insurance, even Uinei
als. He would like seniors to get i
volved in all issues, including broadei
social affairs like national unity, onvt
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in the short term, Alsbury is in-
with a tax clinic aimed at assist-
niors to fill out the necessary
for provincial rent rebates. Some
s. he explains, are totally un-
r with income tax forms. After a
ifetii'c of contributions, should the el-
:as  |er]y nay tax at all? Professor Signori
^n 'eeis ;hey should be exempted,
sei    "L' t the elderly keep their money.
ISei fjon'i apply negative principles and
'orce ihem to hide what they have, don't
-m  '0rce .hem into a life of crime or law-
breaking."' Signori elaborates: "Taxa-
^ lion is merely redistribution. Let the el-
in jerly do it themselves — effectively; for
''c' example, as gifts to their younger rela-
)r'i lives. This would circulate money in the
:o economy. The old don't earn anything:
they just watch their eroding dollars
being taxed without being able to replenish them."
Larger pensions and tax rebates are
attempts to cope with the loss of normal
income, itself a result of retirement. But
aswe have indicated, retirement implies
not only a change in finances but also in
lifestyle, a new role one may understudy for many years or just walk on
Thomas Abernathy, an assistant professor in UBC's school of home
economics, has embarked on a study to
look at the decision-making process regarding retirement. Do people plan or
make do? Abernathy tends to think the
latter. In so many cases, people don't
retire, they are retired. They begin to
adapt and rationalize once they find
themselves caught in retirement.
Beforehand, there is vagueness and a
preoccupation with living in the present
rather than planning for the future.
Even regret — the distress or longing to
have done things differently — surfaced
more among the 45-year olds, he found,
than those in their 70s "who expressed
satisiaction with what they had done,
reconstructing the past to make retirement the culmination of life as planned."
Ah hough his findings are still preliminary Abernathy frankly admitted that
he had expected greater discontent.
(His -aniple is colored by the fact that
only heads of households, that is,
people with some money and independence-, were interviewed.) But among
those: yet to retire, there was some un-
willir .;ness or inability to approach the
subjtvL "I'll die in the saddle."
Th >se pensioners canvassed by
Psychologist Signori felt that retirement
shoul I not be calendar-determined, that
there should be a gradual easing off or
stayii gon, depending on the individual.
As tlv:ir numbers increase, retirees will
comn and greater interest and produce a
iai"gei pool of talented people to organize themselves.
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One opportunity the old are likely to
lobby for is more education. With
longer life, the midlife crisis is becoming
regarded as analogous to adolescence
and there is talk of a second trajectory,
which simply put, means planning for
continued activity, another career with
possibly more education and training.
This need not be a startling concept.
Some occupations now have that built
into them. Dancers and athletes, for
example, plan for "early" retirement
from their performing careers and arrange for alternate occupations.
It has been argued that the disadvantages of old age are not a result of the
disabilities of biological aging so much
as the role society foists on people of a
certain chronological age — "sociogenic aging." One study demonstrated
that people can learn a language at 70 as
well and as quickly as at 15. They need
to be reassured of their skills and made
less intimidated by exams and requirements.
In an attempt to meet some of these
needs, UBC established an annual
summer program for senior citizens.
Responding to the then NDP government's wish to expand the university's
clientele, to draw on the whole community, UBC proposed a number of
programs in 1974, resulting in the series
of week-long courses for seniors held
that summer. About 550 people attended 14 courses the first year; there
were about 600 participants for 22
courses in 1976. The program continues
this year with a possible name change
from seniors to retired people and the
coordinator's hope to drop the age from
65 to 60.
A planning committee of 10 interested
seniors and four faculty meet during the
winter to advise on program development. As a result of the success of the
first summer's program, seniors became
entitled to attend regular sessions for
credit or audit without having to pay
tuition. A $3,000 grant'from the UBC
Alumni Fund provided assistance for
several out-of-town senior students to
live in residence while taking a credit
course. But these short special interest
courses with free accommodation for 20
students a week from outside Vancouver have attracted greater response.
Enthusiasm is marked; instructors are
often applauded after each period.
As many people with only primary
school education as with university degrees attended UBC's program. Reintegrating seniors through university
facilities, rolling back the age limita
tions, indicate the directions to x ■
The greatest difficulty lies ;n i,
establishing the worth of the el it-iI
This,  however, means overcon in.
paradox, a contradiction that r \.f
the ambivalence older people   he,"
selves feel. On the one hand, the e i> '•
desire to be treated like everybod  U\|
not branded inferior; and on the o'hei '■
need for special services, both fin uv ,
and medical. t
These in turn reflect two difleier '<'*''
though sympathetic, views of
One put forth by Alex Comfort.is
the old have just lived longer, ate
young, are the same people inhab
older clothes. The other, recognized
Simone de Beauvoir (in her book
Coming of Age), is that old age is not
shameful secret whose existence s
be denied. It is a real change, just
the one from child to adult, and
striking changes are painful. But w
the adult was compensated by the
privileges assumed, the change to
age looms unrewarded.
The way out of paradox is synthesis,
joining of the contradictions. In
agist society, the young dig the very
they must later fall into. But both
growing pressure ofthe large number
aged and the potential power they
resent may force a confrontation
their problems which are in everybody's
best interests to solve. The adoption
either Comfort's or de Beauvoir's viewpoint would help towards a positive
ution. But in an understanding of both
there is hope for a still more satisfact
In that the elderly can remain active
and competent in many areas of endeavor and are quite capable of fu
education and training, there is scope
for a re-examination of our present concept of retirement. People give up certain activities at various stages of life,
the wholesale turnover at "retirement
age" is artificial and reflects other tensions in society and.not primarily the
demands ofthe activity itself. If the possibility of multiple careers is understood, then the association between old
age and dependency loses its "nauiral"
status and comes into question.
On the other hand, to the exteri that
old age is a rea! change in life, an-.i not
merely or necessarily in career, pe haps ffl
we can alter our understanding >- '■' the
potentials of this stage. The benefi - of a
long perspective, of a certain k. .d of
disinterested outlook, and a different
evaluation of priorities are thought o be
characteristic of old age. If the ol'.. can
translate their growing numbers i to a
sense of political power and effic tcy.
there is room for the recognition of
these qualities as an antidote to ag .m.
Eleanor Wachtel is a Vancouver j ee-\
lance writer and broadcaster. ..' I ••'
'   -, r< fore the first white man sailed the inside
s» !,_• it was a water highway for the
' j 'w ■*   irous Haidas and for the trade goods
ouv 1. 'xl by the superb craftsmen of the
(.(^^j' Indian tribes.
"V*. j/ 'lature is still untamed in this magnificent
"u'-'. Ships and people are dwarfed by snow
peaks, towering waterfalls and silent
.There are no coastal roads for hundreds of
1'Tit you can enjoy the wonder of it all in
\"> and take your car or camper along.
■ ward our modern ferry-liner, enjoy
°'it food and accommodation then drive
. und explore the vastness of
- Columbia. Truly the great outdoors!
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x'Ji'c cn of Prince Rupert brochure. Write to:
- Howe St., Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6Z 1P6
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e your local travel agent.
'Queen of Prince Rupert" registered in Canada. We all know the complaints about the
bachelor of arts degree. Many statistics
and much speculation have accumulated
about the dangers of a little learning.
The post-war baby boom meant a vast
increase in student enrolments; then the
problems of a mass liberal education led
to a dissatisfaction with the universities.
Graduates could no longer be guaranteed employment or had to settle for jobs
unsuited to their talents. Enrolment
seemed to dry up in the '60s and governments cried out Cut Back! as students looked for new life styles. Rural
communes with geodesic domes and
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Geoff Hancock
half-tilled fields. Psychedelic drugs. The
students who stayed complained university regulations and course restrictions hindered speculative investigation
that challenged conventional scholarship. Graffiti scribbled above toilet
paper rolls in UBC's Main Library said,
"Arts degree. Take one."
The built-in bias against the BA degree was shared by the public. Too often
the BA education was equated with
mediocrity. The public swapped horror
stories of intellectually handicapped
students poorly educated at parental
expense. The public misunderstanding
■ ry
of the arts program led to slogans of
"artsy-craftsy", the famous underwater
basket weaving course. Yet even <• hile
students struggled with the compel Hon
in a bell-shaped marking curve, fieir
parents questioned the assumption • underlying a liberal education and ft md
them wanting.
But there is hope. The liberal ed cation has survived its sorrows, am', its
survival affects all of us.
Why isn't a liberal education n >re
appreciated? Surely, there are so Tie
values? The value, unfortunately, b.sa
great tendency to be measured in •: Md t, ash
arbara Amiel in Saturday Night:
we were discovering that hand-
masses of diplomas would not
te economic disadvantages any
ban printing masses of money
eliminate the national debt."
Maurer, arts 3, co-editor of the
s newspaper, The Ubyssey:
is more job-oriented than most
-.ities. The BA is simply proof
iduated, not a quality of educa-
One student told me the BA sim-
mcant "Self discipline learned on a
eJ income."
The university position, on the other
>s quite clear. A liberal education,
the classical sense, teaches students
to think, encourages solid work
ts, and engenders the classic view
the university as the centre of intel-
tual life, where serious and thought-
students do more than aspire to
er and privilege. Eric Vogt, vice-
esident for faculty and student affairs
a physics professor: "It's fashiona-
to look at the university as a means
getting a profession. But this is not
way to look at a university."
Vogt noted that the classics program
Oxford taught students to develop
r minds. "Students would work at a
t. They could tell what was first
;lass and what was second class. The
ikills they acquired made it possible to
»o on to anything else. Classics is an
:\cellent training. The same can be said
'or any of the arts courses. It's part of
jur culture."
Jack Parnell, university registrar, the
man who spends ten hours each spring
'signing 3,000 or so arts degrees: "The
'degree is not a union card. That's quite
!wiong. But if you use the BA program to
totind off your education and broaden
your intellectual horizons, it can be a
rewarding experience."
Robert Will, dean of arts, is perfectly
correct when he says the value of a BA
ree today is the same as it always
was. "This value cannot be measured in
terms of job opportunities available to
arts graduates or in terms of 'what can
one do' with a BA degree. Nor can it be
measured by the income it will earn,
though on this score, I'm not sure if arts
graduates do any less well over a
lifetime than any other university
grad »tte."
Tl key is opportunities. Will said.
graduates have such a vareity of
lunities they can, and do, become
s in most fields." Those whodon't
to graduate school for specialized
sity or professional training, go
ie business community or service
! les. "This is very important from
a sot etal point of view and should be
enc<   iaged."
In i recent speech, UBC president,
Don 'as Kenny, has emphasized the
soci ' view also. "It is essential that
t!<iiii ,ig and education go together. That
! opp«
is the advantage of having professional
and academic programs on the same
campus.... Training without understanding, skills without values — these
make technocrats, not citizens."
Kenny goes on to note, "Even among
students in the professional programs,
the demand is still strong for basic arts
and science courses. I believe our students still recognize the importance of
getting more than a job out of going to
university. That is good news."
In other words, UBC provides more
than job training. Other places exist for
that. To put it another way, true education is invaluable, but training can be
So why the high unemployment
among BA graduates? Dean Will says
many point to the 1950s and 1960s when
arts graduates had no trouble getting
jobs, when in fact, a graduate may have
had several quite different job opportunities to choose from. But the BA degree should not be blamed for unemployed graduates today, he says.
"The degree is pretty much what it always has been. In fact, it's better here at
UBC in terms of the variety of subjects
and disciplines it encompasses or makes
available to students.
"What has changed is the overall job
market. The demand for university
graduates by government, business and
the professions is much less now in relation to the number of persons being
graduated by our colleges and our universities." Will goes on to say a faster
rate of economic growth will do much to
alleviate the difficulty of many
graduates in finding suitable employment today.
Which leads, of course, to the next
area of concern over a liberal education.
How is the value measured? In fact,
very little has changed. The Whole
Earth Catalogue culture didn't save us.
Instead of ordering facts and hardware,
we need to order our minds, and the
questions we want answered are the
same. How do we improve our often
narrow, artifice-ridden society? In one
sense, the value of a degree is tied in
with the relationship between the
proper function of a university and its
ties to society.
Ralph Maurer is correct in saying,
"Truthfully speaking the BA degree is
of not much value in itself. What people
are looking for is what you've learned.
The most useful degrees, in mercenary
terms, are those that get you into law or
commerce or grad school, places where
you can actually learn something."
But Eric Vogt, with three of his children in the arts program, is also correct
in saying, "Without a BA program, we
wouldn't have a university." Robert
Will elaborates. "The value of a liberal
education is measured by what it does to
the individual and the society of which
he or she is a part. Both the individual
and society benefit. Only a graduate can
fully appreciate the extent to which an
arts education is a personal consumer
good, so to speak — the extent to which
the quality of life is affected by having a
liberal arts education. And this is quite
independent of what career or line of
work is chosen. An education, in the
sense we are using the word here, is as
much relevant to the enjoyment of one's
leisure time, as one's work. It makes a
better person."
But if an arts education is a personal
consumer good, Will says, it is also a
public investment good. "Society benefits from having an educated citizenry.
The arts student in investing in his or her
education is also investing in society's
future. We benefit collectively from a
culturally sensitive and knowledgeable
citizenry, and particularly in the area of
politics or civics, from a population that
is well informed and influenced by
reason, rather than dogma, rhetoric, or
unbridled self-interest. I like to think
that an arts education, because it is liberal and humane in its focus, makes an
important contribution along those
President Kenny calls this "social literacy", that is, some basic knowledge
of the complexities and realities of the
modern world. But, Kenny notes, even
that is not enough in itself. A liberal
education, he says, insists we must also
be literate about moral issues. It is not
enough to have a strongly felt view. The
right to an opinion must also be strongly
reasoned. The "value literacy" as
Kenny calls it, requires both social literacy and comprehension and compe-
tance in values: truth, freedom, honesty, curiosity, tolerance and caring. This
area is where the university has a fundamental responsibility.
Again, this is restating old values.
Mathew Arnold, Cardinal Newman,
William von Humboldt, all these men of
the glorious intellect are rubbing their
hands in Paradise over the ideals ofthe
perfect education.
But will we embark on a golden age of
education? The root of the problem has
arrived. Is everyone equally educable?
Should an arts education be broad or
narrow? Should we, like Faust, risk our
souls searching for universal knowledge? Are we to be universal men, like
Sir Francis Bacon and Goethe, who
made "all knowledge their province?"
Or is this an age of specialization?
Should we seek vertical knowledge, go
through life with tunnel vision? Do we
really need to know the difference between Monet and Manet? Between
Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Jacques
Cousteau? If one answer is too broad,
the other is too narrow. Dean Will says
it is a matter of a trade-off between a
general program without focus, and a
reasonable degree of specialization
within an arts program. "The concept of
11 a libera! arts education implies or requires a broad spectrum of studies."
The Universities Act states rather extravagantly, "Each university ... shall
provide instruction in all branches of
knowledge." A huge responsibility.
Though I'm thankful the university does
not provide instruction in alchemy or
witchcraft, the arts calendar does provide a banquet from soup to nuts. A
little theology, a bit of classics, some
French and Italian as remnants of the
19th century classical education. Moving up to date, some creative writing,
some women's studies, some recent
psychology. The educational cuisine is
there. Just tuck in. Enjoy yourself.
Of course, this trick or treat approach
to arts education has its critics. Eric
Vogt, without identifying any specific
programs,   said  some  courses  are
wishy-washy. And he's right. Students
can take advantage of several "pipe-
courses" as an easy way to obtain the
letters. On the other hand, education is
wasted on some. Jack Parnell said the
degree is not of use to everybody. Students would concur on this. Boxes of
BA degrees are not picked up at convocation, as if the whole BA program is
some sort of four year inconvenience.
As if the university chains the student, to
an odd colored rock full of marks and
cracks and pecks at his or her liver with
the diploma.
But the liberal arts continue. Students
don't have to know anything about the
world they live in. But they want to. No
longer is the university just a community of scholars. Students are at university to take advantage of what the place
has to offer. The BA degree is more than
'the ultimate project for
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than a signpost along life's hij ^way
Kenny touches upon it: "We li c aii(
work on the edge of the future
have to cope with the future. T\
prepare for the future, but ere,
future.... (Survival) requires the
to perceive the realities of the
clearly and to see its possibilities
Certainly one role ofthe unive
to anticipate society's needs. Bu
is another. Human beings are in< ivii
als, free to follow any num! er of
crooked paths in the world, deve oping
any number of talents. Interest and  i^i
skills develop best when choices;-.re available and the liberal education provides the greatest number of choices.
The decision to enter the liberal arts
program requires thought and deliberation. The university is more than a vantage point to watch ihe Niagara Falls of
the stock market and speculate for buckets of money, or learn what makes a
hydro-electric dam work. A liberal education often concerns itself with subjects irrelevant to the ordinary practical
business of life.
"What I like about Lucretius,
schoolmaster half jokingly tells his
pupils, "is that the substance of his writing is, to all intents and purposes, neg
ible. Read him in search of knowledge
and good sense and you are misinformed and misdirected at every point
Byt ah, what noble nonsense! Concentrate on the manner, gentlemen, and
forget about the matter."
The schoolmaster is right. The content of life is boring; it's what we do with
it that is enjoyable or enlightening or
Have a close look at the illuminated
Latin on the blue leather cover or the
sheepskin of a UBC degree. Tuum est in
Gothic script inscribed across a curious
miniature of an unlocked (note the
straps) open book. I would argue the
book is more Renaissance than
medieval and that the text of this book
answers the question — what is the key
to a liberal education? Tuum est. It is up
to you, it is your responsibility so do
what you want with what you know.
Once the three R's of basic skills are out
ofthe way, the student (and we veal-
ways students) can concentrate o i the
fourth R, responsibility. This key v ord,
responsibility, is more than a tire ome
bit of puffery though.
A university is more than a rigid educational system or a super trade s<. hool
serving big business, the univc sity
serves the student. The student
responsibility to his or her own n.
and to the needs of the commu
When free choices are made well,
everyone is better served.□
Geoff Hancock, BFA 73, MFA 75, i  an
instructor with UBC's Centre For ( on-
tinning Education and editor-in-chi f <>l
the Canadian Fiction Magazine.
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of the Science
Tim Padmore
The phone rang in UBC geographer
John Hay's office. It was the science
correspondent for a Toronto newspaper
calling to ask Hay, in his capacity as
president ofthe Canadian Meteorological Society, for an update on the state of
weather science. He told the caller he
had a visitor in the office and asked her
to ring him back in 15 minutes.
Well, I asked him, what is the current
state of weather science? "I'm not sure
I can say," he said. "One reason I asked
her to call me back in 15 minutes was to
give me a chance to think about the
It's been that kind of a year. Few in
Eastern Canada and the United States
can remember a winter as bad. An endless series of storms has battered the
area dumping record snowfalls and bringing a cold spell of unprecedented duration and intensity. Southern Ontario
towns were cut off by snowdrifts and
snowmobiles had to be used to bring in
food and medical supplies. Army tanks
were used to help clear highways
around Buffalo, N.Y., where by mid-
February more than 14 feet of snow had
accumulated. Barges carrying desperately needed heating oil to the U.S.
midwest were blocked by ice in the Mississippi River and in Florida it snowed
and citrus and vegetable crops were
In the west, of course, it has been
sunny and warm. A drought, in fact, and
the impact of that will be felt in the coming summer months, when we can expect everything from sprinkling restrictions, to U.S.-Canada quarrels over the
release of water in the Columbia River
watershed. And nobody really knows
the cause.
To describe what has happened is
simple enough. So simple in fact that
meteorologists are a little bored with
that part of it. At one of this winter's
regular meetings in the geography department, of weather researchers from
the department and the Institute of
Oceanography, to discuss weather developments, Prof. Timothy Oke, whose
turn it was to summarize the Atmospheric Environment Service weather
maps festooning the room said, "I
should probably just say, ditto, and sit
down again."
The weather that week in February
was basically the same as it had been for
four months. This great stability is a
surprise to those to whom change is the
norm. At one point in the meeting John
Knox, former director ofthe Pacific Regional office of the Atmospheric Environment Service and now a doctoral
student collaborating with Hay, marvelled at "the great simplification of the
earth's atmosphere."
The basic pattern was defined by the
upper atmosphere winds, the jet stream,
which for most of the winter flowed like
a great river off the coast of North
13 If It's raining
this must be Saturday
Rain in Horseshoe Bay and blue
skies in White Rock. Sunshine on the
Upper Levels highway and fog
Vancouver weather is full of
quirks, explained ie a little book called The Climate of Vancouver by
UBC geographers John Hay and
Timothy Oke. They explain how, in
normal years, winter storms stream
off the Pacific assembly line. The
weather shifts can be dramatic. A
sunny morning becomes a cloudy afternoon as the barometer hails an
approaching low pressure area. At 6
p.m. a mass of warm air, caught up in
the counterclockwise-swirling vortex, passes over the city and the
temperature, which has been falling,
rises four degrees in an hour while
the wind swings from the east to the
south. It rains heavily as the moist
warm air rides up over a mass of cold
air it is overtaking. At midnight a
cold front passes through and the
temperature drops to near freezing.
The wind shifts, to the west this time,
as the low passes on into the Interior.
There are two kinds of fog, we
learn. On clear winter nights, the
land's warmth radiates away into
space and as the air chills, water
droplets condense out to form a
blanket of "radiation fog." Another
day, moisture saturated winds off the
Georgia Strait bring the fog. This ad-
vection fog can occur even when it's
cloudy and does not readily burn off
in the warmth ofthe day.
The mountains are an enormous
influence. Twice as much rain falls in
North Vancouver as at the airport as
moist air forced up the slopes cools
and loses its ability to hold water
vapor. And man is no less a weather
modifier. On a fall evening, temperatures at Georgia and Burrard may be
five degrees higher than in Stanley
Park and eight degrees higher than in
Richmond, the effect of the urban
heat island.
The Climate of Vancouver is published by Tantalus Research Limited
and is available at the UBC
bookstore ($1.75).
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America, into Alaska, then turned
southeast, across the Canadian Prairies
and the U.S. midwest almost to Florida
before turning northward again over the
Atlantic. Storms follow the jet stream.
They weakened as they moved north
alongside the ridge of high pressure over
the west, and gained vigor as they swept
over the plains under the influence of
low pressure over Hudson's Bay. Picking up moisture from the Great Lakes,
they produced blizzards in the northwest U.S. and carried the cold further
The wave-like flow continued aou
the world. In Japan and East As -\, fw
example, it was also a winter of Selou
normal temperatures and unusual .now
fall.That kind of jet stream pattern
especially unusual in wintertim
Hay. The mystery is its persis
There is a partial explanation, ii;
meteorologists call positive feet oack
The accumulations of snow ir cold
areas increases the amount of si.5 light
reflected back into space, perpetrating
chilly conditions. The frozen ground
also makes it easier for Arctic air t< > flow
south relatively unchanged; ocean surface temperatures in the Pacific snifted
so as to re-inforce the weather pa;terns
in the same way.
But that doesn't explain how the pat
tern started in the first place and why it
lasted long enough to create the condi
tions for positive feedback. Is the
weather well and truly stuck? No. says
Hay. Everyone expects that something mam
will jiggle (or has jiggled already) the
atmosphere machine, so it will jump Mass
out of the groove and provide us with
something different, if equally screwball, for next year.
In fact, the unusual winter can be
taken as evidence of increased variability ofthe climate, a subject of increasing
concern to Hay and other
ciimatologists. We have become complacent, said Hay, because year-to-year
variations in the weather have in the last
decade or so been very small. The
Prairies have been spared serious
droughts and crop yields have been
consistently high. Going by the records
of the past, we have been incredibly
lucky, but by depending upon our luck
we have become vulnerable.
For example, Saskatchewan farmers
gambled last fall and sold feed to the
U.S. border states. "But if the drought
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wa hie . extends into  Manitoba) con-
Ue;   they'll be crying for feed this fall
b. ying it from the U.S. at inflated
pai -iers are already in trouble, he
ecause the ground has been too
y U spread fertilizer — it would be
wr away. And it will be difficult to
nobiL-.e the fertilizer distribution sys-
eIn I; :er in the spring, he predicted,
,ecai: e railway cars will be tied up
novir,.: coal to compensate for the lack
,fhy<. .-o-electric power.
Ha'1- helped organize an international
:onfe:ence on food and climate in Winnipeg ;n January. It was sponsored by
Ihe C snadian Meteorological Society
and the Science Council of Canada, as
part o1 a series of meetings on the issue
of living with climatic changes.
The attitude of complacency was
well-iiiustrated by a representative of
Massey-Ferguson, the farm machinery
manufacturing company, who spoke
there. He told the meeting that
Massey-Ferguson machinery, which, is
sold to 190 countries, is already designed to function under a range of soil
and weather conditions. The answer to
climate anomalies, he said, lies with improved technology and gave two examples: Air cushion vehicles to cope with
wet fields caused by spring rains and
microwave driers for use in harvesting
crops early when the moisture content
is high, to cope with a shortened growing season.
Hay shuddered at the thought of the
extra energy cost of drying grain in this
way and questioned how well current
seed drills are adapted to sowing grain in
extremely dry soil.
Most sensitive to the importance of
climatic variability were the farmers.
Said one .wheat farmer, "Climatic
changes have a dramatic influence on
production. Wet harvesting seasons and
humid rust-producing conditions have
caused even more problems than dry
weather....It's very difficult to run the
farm on a hit or miss basis. Only the
stubborn survive."
The meeting was a frustrating one for
the ciimatologists, said Hay, because
the policy-makers there — everyone
from farmers to federal government
planners — wanted the scientists to tell
them what the climate is actually going
to di.-. Earlier frosts? Droughts every
fifth year? Or what? But all the
mete >ro!ogists could say, basically,
was, ..-xpect trouble.
Predictions of weather patterns over
atim ■ scale of a few years is the toughest U-,solved problem of meteorology.
Deta ed forecasts are good for only a
few u iyS; the more general 30-day forecasts out out by the U. S. Weather Office
do 01 'y slightly better than chance on
the as. ^rage. One ofthe few bright spots
this v inter was that the long-range forecasts most reading "more ofthe same"
did very well indeed. Ciimatologists
also think they can say something useful
about long-term trends, over decades or
millenia, based on historical records
and mathematical models ofthe atmosphere with which they analyze the effects of things like carbon dioxide pollution.
But the inability to say what the
weather next year will be like doesn't
mean there is no prudent policy, said
Hay. "You should always make decisions with the awareness that the climate may not be the same as before. I
know that's pretty vague, but it's about
all I can say."
Challenged to justify his existence,
Hay said that useful information the
climatologist can offer includes an accurate description of what might happen
under different climate regimes, for
example how rainfall in one area might
be related to temperature in another,
and the probability that certain extremes of cold or drought will occur.
And anyway, he added, climatic variability really isn't his field, although as
CMA president, his ideas on it are often
sought and he has as a result become a
sort of armchair expert.
His first research love is sunshine,
perhaps because of its greater abundance in his native New Zealand than
here. Hay came to UBC in 1969 after
earning his PhD at the University of
London under former UBC president
Kenneth Hare. He then spent three
years at the University of Canterbury in
New Zealand before returning to UBC
in 1973. Besides his memberships in the
Canadian and American meteorological
Society, he is a fellow of the Royal
Meteorological Society.
His research on solar radiation has
lately been directed' to evaluating the
practicality of solar energy in different
parts of Canada. Here too the matter of
weather variability is crucial, although
it is variations on the scale of a few days
or weeks that are most important.
Heat storage is required to carry a
solar system through days when the sun
is obscured. The fact that in Vancouver
spells of low-sunshine days last longer
than they do in Edmonton is an important design consideration. Optimum collector size also depends on the pattern
of solar radiation and the extremes that
can be expected.
Pursuing options like solar energy is
part of Hay's philosophy of prudent policy-making in the face of certain climatic
variations. "You should spread your
opportunities. If you're totally relying
on one source of energy, like hydroelectric power or gas, then a climate
variation can put a lot of stress on that
Tim Padmore, BA'65, (PhD, Stanford),
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It started with Tarzan. Remember the
old movies where Tarzan would be
swinging through the trees yelling
Kreega Bundolo!" at the apes? That
invective, which loosely translated
means "Gorilla, I'm going to kill you,"
provided the name for the Kreega Bundolo Express, which not long after became Dr. Bundolo's Pandemonium
Medicine Show taped for CBC radio at
UBC. (Why not combine a doctor with
an ape killer? ran the flawless logic of
the writers.) And that should answer
any question as to who's Dr. Bundolo.
It's about as dumb a question as who's
Monty Python.
Comparisons with Monty Python are
inevitable, though the Bundolo crew
doesii't much cotton to that. While
{Cb. kwise,from top, left) Tastefully
garb 'din Bundolo T-shirt, Dan
Me/, 'ee, steps up to the microphone to
anrtt nice the beginning of another
Bun :>lo episode... while writer Dan
Tint,  httk (left) and producer Don
Kow dchuk, listen for laughs which are
som limes produced by something Bill
Rett r says - or maybe it's the way he
suy> l... Jeff Groberman phones in his
joke  and Don Clark plays the theme...
Nor '/ Grohman and Donna Christie
wail  or cues... and Lars Eastholm
expi ,\-es the science of sound effects.
in th   middle is Bill Buck, who gets all
the • ■ might lines.
some fans insist it's B.C.'s answer to the
Flying Circus and others that it's "the
best collegiate humor since the National
Lampoon, Bundolo straight-man Bill
Buck says it's inspired by the Goon
Show, and producer Don Kowalchuk
maintains it's very Canadian humor.
Canadian humor? This random collection of "noise, drivel, tasteless
ethnic jokes...?" You bet. Consider
Latoque, the resident French-Canadian
whose ongoing feud with the "pork-
flank anglais" is occasionally soothed
by goodwill attempts ("underneath the
differences of you being French and me
being Caucasian...").
What's more Canadian than the CBC
news ("with Peter Kent sitting in for
Peter Kent"). "Pay telephone returns
dime...real estate agent tells truth...In
Washington President Carter announced the pardon of all French-
Canadians... In Newfoundland a sudden
low tide has severely upset several
Newfie fishermen who thought the
ocean was leaving...."
Funny? It grows on you. In 1974, visiting friends in Smithers, B.C., 1 had no
sooner said hello than 1 was told we all
had to stay home because Dr. Bundolo
was on. I was mildly puzzled, while they
rolled on the floor. Three years later I
watched the TV pilot special of Bundolo
at the home of a skeptical friend who
wound up rolling on the floor as two men
on an intimate spring-time stroll praised
"MDS" relief of "inter-leg discomfort"
("I.L.D."), and Latoque, armed with a
can of spray paint, discovered the
Quebec-Ontario border ran straight
through a park bench.
Television might bring a new aspect
to the good doctor's antics, though at
the time of this article only two shows
were scheduled on CBC's six-part
Krazy House. As the Bundolo cast
never tires of pointing out, an 18,000
name petition from UBC might speed
things up. Meanwhile, the weekly radio
shows go on as they have for four years,
apparently filling some kind of coast-
to-coast hunger for zaniness and silliness.
It's 12:30 in the SUB auditorium and
"Here it is! The biodegradable bilgewa-
ter! The garlic breath of Canadian radio!
It's Dr. Bundolo's Pandemonium
Medicine Show coming to you taped
live from the animal pit at the University
of British Columbia!" The Don Clark
Band brings the Bundolo theme up to a
raucous crescendo complete with
kazoo, while the "animals" cheer, boo,
hiss, stamp, scream and bombard the
stage with paper airplanes.
Popular legend has it that Dr. Bundolo was the brain-child of a group of
poor but hard-working UBC students
who spent their time in the old caf
clowning and making up parodies and
17 18
puns instead of going to class. Their
routines became so popular on campus
that — some versions insert a stint with
UBC radio first — they were taken over
by the CBC and Hit The Big Time.
Sorry, but that's not the way it was.
Only a few Bundolo members were ever
enrolled as students here, and — this
may be hard to take — UBC's chief
connection with Bundolo was that it
provided a handy location for live taping
when existing CBC facilities were inadequate.
It started (never mind Tarzan, this is
how it really happened) when two writers, Dan Thatchuk and Jeff Groberman,
approached the CBC with comic material for a radio show. They were students, it's true, Groberman, BSc'68,
had majored in geophysics at UBC but
became disillusioned with it in his first
company job ("I'd have to run the
Xerox machine for years before getting
anywhere.") so he followed up his other
major, English, at Simon Fraser University where he met Dan Thatchuk
who was also doing his masters in that
field. Thatchuk persuaded him there
was a serious market for what Groberman had always thought of as a lark,
their talent for comic sketches, something Groberman had first used as a
camp counsellor. Once convinced,
Groberman did not give up easily. He
pounded on CBC doors for six months.
The only one who showed any interest was radio producer Don Kowal-
chuk. "Because I was young and stupid
and never said no...and I thought I
could see something there." Together
the three of them worked out a series of
"drop-ins" (the kind of quick skits
which, strung together, make up a Bundolo show) for syndication. This was
the Kreega Bundolo Express, soon followed by the Satyrday Satiricon (a
half-hour series which, as you might
guess, was primarily satirical).
Dr. Bundolo with its hodge-podge of
satire, slapstick, ad-libs, sight-gags,
ribaldry was first taped October 4,1972
at UBC. Beginning at the music building
recital hall, it moved to the SUB auditorium along with its live and loud audience.
The audience is the biggest reason it's
still there, rather than at the new CBC
building. The students that pack the auditorium half an hour before the show
begins guarantee a demanding as well as
a reliable audience. The crew has occasionally taped shows in other parts of
B.C. and in April are planning a tour of
other campus facilities, including Calgary and Edmonton.
The Bundolo group has changed over
the years. Today the members are Bill
Buck, whose (comparatively) respectable appearance and manner make him
ideal as CBC newscasters, polite antique dealers, headwaiters and other
cultivated victims of Bill Reiter's inim
itable renditions of Vic Vas:
"greaseball extraordinaire." A t
skit which takes place in Any
Canada in the late '50s, early '60s
Vic trying to get a date with a "rea ;lass
broad," but winding up at the soc:
with Abigail Hornfoot, whose
"looks like a pizza with no ancho
Norm Grohman of the outra.
French-Canadian accent has a n>
of other voices as well, the most pi -->ular
new character being Little Jimmy i kid
so obnoxious he may turn a whol< generation off any thought of parent
Donna Christie, BA'75, who grad
in theatre, replaced Maria Grop >r, a
former UBC student, as the only
woman in Bundolo and does a rar^e of
characterizations from dizzy-blonde
types to concerned mothers to nasally
erudite hostesses.
On the SUB auditorium stage you'll
see Dan McAfee, BA'63, the between-
skits announcer whose stalwart presence ties the show together. One ofthe
original members of the program,on
non-Bundolo days he leads the normal
life of a CBC staff announcer — "And
here is Dan McAfee with the news."
This is McAfee's 20th year in broadcasting. "After my first two years at UBC I
thought I would take 'a year out'." That
year stretched into five on the staff of
the CBC station in Prince Rupert. The
final credits for his degree were doubly
hard work — a full shift with CBC Vancouver and part-time studies at UBC.
"Three winter courses anda summer
course at each end makes one full
The Bundolo fame is spreading (witness a 22 member fan club in Detroit)
Recently McAfee had the interesting
experience of someone saying to him
"You look like Dan McAfee. You are
Dan McAfee," followed up by a spiel in
praise of Bundolo. Maybe there really
are radio stars. Webster, Gzowski and
Frum may have to move over a bit for
the good doctor and his friends.
Then there is Lars Eastholm. the
portly sound-man, intent on his board of
many buttons. With the flawless timing
of 20 years in the business, Eastholm
can fumble with a telephone receiver
with his left hand, slam a door with his
right, and shuffle his feet for a running
effect. He can produce any sound .rom
a 30-piece china set being dropped to a
jet taking off, and considers hii self
"Head of the show's aural fantask . division."
Last but not least is Don Ci rk,
BMus'69 and his eight piece ense sble
that literally, or musically anyway, ets
the tone for the show. A talented co ec-
tion of musicians in their own right the
band does more than provide the 1 indole theme at the opening and clo ing
time, or the serious musical numbc in
the middle that makes for non-co nic
relief. They are as important a par of Le sc 'nd effects as Eastholm, introducing os emphasizing material with a few
j,ars >he cues) of appropriate =— or
liilari   jsly inappropriate — music.
y to fit the cues to the style ofthe
skjt,' says Clark, a trumpet player, who
0ft n the composer of that serious
Ki.  musk il number. (In a less serious rno-
S'    ment "ie created the theme music.) "I
wrote today's cues yesterday morning
befor   I went to the CBC chamber or-
chest■ a rehearsal."
Th. telephone plays a large part in the
life ot most professional musicians — in
fact f. niay have saved Clark from a
career behind the front desk of a hotel.
After I got married I didn't have ajob. I
applied for one at the Bayshore Inn. The
day 1 was to go down and officially accept the job I got a call to play in the
Theatre Under the Stars orchestra."
From then on it has been music — occasional symphony concerts, Griffiths-
Gibson jingles, the Pacific Salt jazz
group, an album. "I just try to play my
horn well."
Interviewing the Bundolo bunch is
essentially a question of drowning them
out. Everybody talks at once; at the far
end ofthe table Reiter and Grohman are
laughing uproariously at their own
jokes, Groberman is telling a story of his
own, and Kowalchuk, in tones mingling
indulgent paterfamilias with businesslike PR man, is delivering a steady
stream of pure information.
We are in a sea-green conference
room at CBC. It's the day after the Bundolo TV premiere; Kowalchuk has been
anxiously asking everyone what they
thought, how they felt about it, and
everyone more or less agrees that it was
great to watch but a lot of work to do.
Maybe too much work...not like the
one-rehearsal, here-we-go radio tap-
ings. Groberman, leans back in his
chair and says, "At least we threw a
scare into the American networks. They
threw up Roots against it, Helter Skelter, Chinatown...."
Dan Thatchuk, the soft-spoken one of
the pair, notes with a mixture of pride
and irony that "our stuff was too outrageous for the commercial radio stations but acceptable on CBC.. ..We took
some stuff to CKLC.we were more
polit.cally oriented then...they said if
they played it on the air, they'd have
then by the balls. That's what they said.
Anc Jeff said, 'Well, at least we have
son;:....' "
". eff has a disciplined approach, he
doe about two, three pieces a day,"
Ko\ alchuk is saying. "Dan's style is
different, he'll do 30 pieces the night
bef< -e...."
R iter meanwhile has leaped up and is
nov. lying flat on the table, mouth right
UP f , tape mike, solemnly intoning, "I
did hree national TV shows of four
wee s each, and if you line up every
wrh r that ever wrote for those shows,
they don't write one-hundredth as
well...as Thatchuk and Groberman.
Thank you vey much." (Applause)
Working together, Thatchuk and
Groberman have found, works best
when they don't. That is, not literally.
They work out their own ideas separately in peaceful privacy and communicate by phone.
But even such perfect partnerships
must come to an end, and just around
the time this article was being pieced
together (writing about Bundolo is not
as easy as you think) in late January,
Groberman took a "leave of absence"
to concentrate on the nine-to-five job he
has had with CKVU since August, '76.
Hankering to get into the production
side, Groberman figured a struggling
new TV station would offer opportunities to learn from scratch about the
various aspects of producing — and it
has. Writing, producing and acting in
five to seven minute sketches for the
Vancouver Show Groberman says he
never appreciated how many hours go
into a few minutes of TV time. Still he
misses Bundolo ("I felt a pang when I
listened to the first show after all those
years that I had nothing to do with").
That leaves Kowalchuk scouring the
country for a replacement and like
Selznick's search for Scarlet O'Hara,
that cannot be settled in a hurry. It's not
enough after all to walk in off the street
and be funny; there's a Tradition to uphold, a Family to fit into.
"It takes a while to become a Bundolo," says Kowalchuk gravely. And
Christie, who has been a steady one
herself only since last fall, chimes in,
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19 have together, you can see it on the
The group vociferously objects to the
suggestion Dr. Bundolo is not sophisticated humor. Thatchuk shoves a pile of
scripts at me ("Not sophisticated!") and
points out an exchange of elaborate
Elizabethan insults (Thou soft shoulder
on the highway of life! Thou breakage of
wind in the chambers of good taste!").
And what about the fascinating erudition of "Reach for the Tip?" The sobering enigmas of "Return of Chariot ofthe
Gods?" The challenging "What's wrong
with these Jokes?" test which requires
"a certain subtlety of intellect and a
capacity for complex logical interference." (Sample joke: What sings the
blues and has to be scraped off your
teeth every morning? Roberta Flack.)
Some ofthe one-liners are old enough
(the man who bought a suit with two
pairs of pants and burned a hole in the
jacket?) to have cobwebs on them, but
that doesn't bother anybody, least of all
the audience who boo with gusto. Bundolo gives the audience plenty of room
to express itself. Enthusiasts can join
the Almost Loyal Order of Bundolo
("Trudeau is a member"); all it takes is a
postcard. If you're more ambitious, try
"Loto Bundolo-lo-lo!" (Reiter, knee-
deep in paper airplanes, makes a combination megaphone/echo chamber with
his hand) "Just do something on a piece
of paper..." and send it in. Lucky winners get a T-shirt transfer of Vic Vaseline flexing his muscles.
Thatchuk, who grew up in Nanaimo,
says a lot of his characters come from
memories of those years. Vic Vaseline
originated with a type he went to high
school with, the beer-slurping, tire-
slashing toughs of another era.
Nanaimo is also the setting for the great
Canadian monster epic: "The Beaver!"
("In a town where parking meters outnumber cars, anything can happen") To
heart-racing suspense music from the
Don Clark Band, a horrified spectator
reports that the giant Beaver has captured a young woman and is carrying
her to the top of the Malaspina Hotel.
("Oh no, my mother drinks in that
There are people who can't stand Dr.
Bundolo — but not many, Kowalchuk is
quick to point out. Ofthe thousands of
fan letters over the years, "I don't
believe there have been ten negative
That's surprising, considering nary a
show goes by without stuff that anyone
without a large sense of humor could
find sexist, racist, ethnically bigoted,
what have you.
What negative response there has
been, however, isn't the kind you can
just toss in the waste basket. Anglican
bishops. A complaint from the Floor of
the House (about a show dealing
the French airline-pilot controver:
Saskatchewan MP representing th
rainian community who objected
skit called "Ukrainian Savannar
Vancouver, Kowalchuk was threa
with a lawsuit over the same skit,
weeks later, I got an invitation n
the Professional Ukrainian As:
tion." Why not, he and Thatchu
both Ukrainian.
Thatchuk says that being Ukrair an
"something like being a woman,' thai
his friends suggested he chang, his
name if he was going into show business, because he would only go so far
with a Ukrainian name. "That just blew
me over. It's myopic attitudes like that
that create the necessity for Bund.>lo."
(Hear, hear)
Well, it's another year, "the penguins
are returning from Capistrano to
Capilano by way of Kitsilano," and at
UBC, CBC, and across the country. Dr.
Bundolo is alive and well.
By the way, did you hear the one about the near-sighted Newfie optometrist
who fell into a glass-making machine?
He made a spectacle of himself.
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20  he University and the Alumni
A Commitment to Excellence
The goal of a great university is to
achieve excellence in all the areas of its
activities — teaching, research and service. For 60 years the UBC Alumni Association has been helping the University of British Columbia achieve that
One of the ways the association has
helped the university is by fund raising.
Today alumni donations to the UBC
Alumni Fund have developed one ofthe
largest alumni student aid programs in
North America as well as extensive
funding for other campus projects. In
1976, $76,100 were allocated for over
300 scholarships and bursaries.
"Alumni contributions often make
the difference, enhancing an already
good program," ' said Roland Pierrot
who has chaired the alumni fund committee for the past two years. "I would
like to stress how important each gift, is,
no matter the amount. We have been
fortunate that a growing number of our
alumni continue to place a high priority
on gifts to UBC, particularly during the
current period of financial restraint.
This year has been the most successful
ever in terms of alumni gifts directly to
the fund.
"One thing that we have noticed in
the past vear nas been that the requests
for funds for special projects are gradually becoming larger, partly as a result
of inflation and partly because the UBC
Alumni Fund is one of a shrinking
number of sources of funds for these
student projects." This means increasing pressure on the available funds and
as Pierrot says "every dollar contributed is well used and appreciated. We
are most grateful to all the donors —
alumni, parents of students and other
friends ofthe university."
During 1976 the students launched a
campaign to raise funds to complete the
new campus aquatic centre. The alumni
fund was part cf that campaign. "We
gave our support to the pool project and
were pleased to do whatever we could
to assist. Information on the pool was
included in the alumni fund mailing
early in the year and we were very gratified to see that many alumni agreed
with our support of the project and
added specific pool pledges to their
alumni fund gifts "   said Pierrot.
Every dollar donated to the alumni
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fund is used as designated by the donor,
or in the case of "free funds", as disbursed by the allocations committee.
This committee meets regularly to consider requests for assistance. These requests can come from alumni association committees, faculty members or
student groups. Each submission is
considered against the criteria that it
must promote the academic excellence
ofthe university. First priority is given
to student projects endorsed by a senior
faculty member associated with the project; second, to a faculty project that has
direct benefit to the students; and third,
alumni association projects that are of
direct benefit to the students. The decisions are often difficult.
The allocations committee makes recommendations on the applications to
the alumni board of management.
Grants approved by the board are then
forwarded to the university board of
governors for authorization and disbursement. Then the recipients get to
hear the good news.
Each year the volunteer alumni fund
committee plans its campaign for funds
in consultation with the fund director,
I.C. (Scotty) Malcolm. The alumni
office staff prepares all — and prints
most — of the material used in the fund
mailings. In 1976 the cost of running the
campaign, the paper, postage and office
salaries, was $42,900, paid from the
alumni association general budget.
In the past year the alumni fund has
Thunderbird Radio
As you walk along the yellow brick
halls of SUB you hear voices — from
CITR, Thunderbird Radio. Walk along
a bit further and find the studio, with
teletype machine, an announcer with
headset, news script and lunchtime
sandwich and a minor crisis about
play-by-play coverage of a
Thunderbird game.
UBC Radio is "on air" 75 hours a
week, daily, 9 a.m. to midnight, a
substantial load for the 25 active
members ofthe 65 member club, and
presentingsome problems scheduling
disc jockey assignments around
lectures. Last July the group received
approval for its FM cable broadcasting
application. But before they could .o
ahead what was needed was a $12.'00
studio transmitter link, an electron ::
box about the size of a stereo tuner to
connect CITR to the Vancouver
cablevision system. The alumni fur: >
contributed $4,400 to the purchase   1
the equipment. The balance comm
from the university and the
broadcasting industry.
The station's staff is not exactly s re
what the cable hookup will mean to
their audience rating, but what they lo
know is: If you live in Vancouver, h ve
your radio hooked into the cablevisi m
wire, turn the dial of your FM radio i
95.9, CITR will be there, waiting to ;
heard. jcen
iimp ■
I'tt o
ble to provide support for many
s projects. Here is a sample of a
,000 provided financial aid for
tienio, citizens during Summer School.
Vjiv lual grants allowed out-of-town
Lio- ., who would not otherwise have
)een ble to attend, to live in a campus
Reside:ice while taking a regular credit
^ i ,000 helped a large group of
ati- students complete a film on last
or's UN Habitat conference.
,4 $5,000 commitment was made to
<■. new alumni association national
kirship program for two years. The
ition will be awarding two $ 1,250
larships for study at UBC by a stu-
t whose home is in Canada but out-
B.C. In the event of equally qual-
candidates the sons and daughters
alumni will have preference.
e $2,000 provided honorariums for
students — musicians and singers —
ipants in the fourth Alumni Con-
series, (see photos in News sec-
o The Ubyssey hosted the 39th an-
Canadian University Press confer-
at the end of December. Almost
student journalists came to Van-
er for the six day event. A $2,500
from the fund helped make the
erence a success.
Student creative writers found
some tangible encouragement for their
efforts in the Chronicle Creative Writing Contest. A $500 grant from the fund
for prizes encouraged over 30 short
story writers to participate.
• "Words With Music", the 61st annual student musical production was assisted by a $700 alumni fund contribution.
a The engineers benefited twice from
the fund. A western Canadian undergraduate conference hosted by UBC
had some outstanding speakers, 300 delegates and a $750 assist from the
fund....Remember the Wally Wagon?
Well, the engineers are at it again. This
time an electric urban vehicle. Two of
the students working on the car, Peter
Van Der Gracht and Konrad Mauch recently won an international award for
their microcomputer that monitors and
cont * ois the functioning ofthe car's engine. St also monitors driver action, intervening between driver and engine to
provide the most efficient operation.
The ,ar, under construction by a team
of e? Sneering students for the past two
year- is expected to undergo road trials
latei '■ his spring. The project has been an
expt- isive one, and $2,000 from the
aluir ai fund is helping get the car on the
• S750 provided enough lumber and
supf lies for the students in architecture
and '),ne arts to build themselves an attract ve lounge area in the main lobby of
the , asserre building.
The following is an outline of the
major annual commitments ofthe UBC
Alumni Fund:
The Dr. N.A.M. MacKenzie Alumni
Scholarship Fund honors UBC president emeritus Dr. Norman MacKenzie.
Scholarships of $600 each are awarded
annually to a minimum of 31 outstanding B.C. students, chosen on a regional
basis, who are entering UBC from grade
12 and to a minimum of seven regional
college graduates entering third year at
UBC....Bursaries for qualified B.C.
students beginning or continuing
studies at UBC are provided by the Walter Gage Bursary Fund. Formerly the
Alumni Bursary Fund, the new name is
a tribute to Dr. Walter Gage, president
emeritus, for his many years of service
to the university and its students. The
minimum annual commitment of funds
for the Gage bursaries is $25,000....The
John B. Macdonald Alumni Bursaries
honor another former president of
UBC, Dr. John B. Macdonald. Bursaries of $350 are awarded annually to
16 qualified students entering UBC from
the B.C. regional colleges. Dr. Macdonald was one of those instrumental in
the introduction of the community college system to B.C.
Alumni living in the United States
contribute to UBC through an organization called the Friends of UBC Inc.
(U.S.A.). The Dr. N.A.M. MacKenzie
American Alumni Scholarships and Bursaries were established by the Friends of
UBC as a tribute to the former president. Ten scholarships or bursaries of
$500 are available annually to students
whose homes are in the United States
and who are beginning or continuing
studies at UBC. Preference is given to
the sons and  daughters  of  alumni.
and Conwersation
UBC, Friday night. The library is
closing. You could go home. Or to the
Pit in SUB for a beer (if you're over
19), or you could go to The Centre, a
campus coffeehouse.
Conversation and coffee have always
been staples at the Lutheran Campus
Centre. In the fall of 1975 ajoint project
ofthe Lutheran Student Movement and
the Cooperative Christian Campus
Ministry added entertainment —
professional and amateur — and a lot of
volunteer help to create the
atmosphere of a coffee house in the
lounge ofthe Lutheran centre.
A usual evening includes two "sets"
by a guest musician, jazz or folk, an
appearance by a singer or group
"trying to break into the business,"
providing an "informal atmosphere
where students, faculty and staff can
get together to enjoy entertainment, a
game of chess or crib and
conversation." Last year nearly 1,000
people accepted The Centre's
hospitality (cover charge of $ 1,
The actual management ofthe
coffeehouse is the responsibility of a
different group ofthe centre's members
each week, sharing the work, as they
share the decisions affecting the
program. The Centre coffeehouse is a
non-denominational program
sponsored by the LSM and the CCCM.
An alumni fund grant of $500 has
helped insure The Centre's continuing
operation. If you're in the
neighborhood drop in for a coffee.
You'll be welcome.
23 UBC's Sporting Life
The sport of scholars. For UBC's
students the difficulty is choosing
which sport — the choice is very wide.
There are extramural teams for the
serious athletes and intramurals for
participation and fun. Over 6,000
students were involved in the sports.
and athletics program— "the largest
sports participation program of any
university in North America."
As with everything else, costs are
going up. "We are basically on a fixed
budget... the airfare alone is killing us,
a $9,000 to $10,000 increase in fares for
our men and women... but we feel that
this is the price of being in the
Canadian competition," and the money
has to be found.
That's where the alumni fund comes
in. Grants from the alumni are used for
special things, equipment or programs
that are beyond the means ofthe
physical education school or athletic
department. In 1976 the men's and
women's athletics program received a
$13,000 grant from the alumni fund, the
largest allocation ever made by the
fund to athletics.
The women used their grant
for tournament expenses in a
range of sports and for travel costs.
This year they've added three new
sports, squash, soccer and bowling.
And it is rumored that UBC's women
may be about to re-enter the ice hockey
arena. As a UBC women's sport it was
last played around 1920. Future
funding of women's sports will improve
as a result of a recent student
referendum that passed a $2 increase in
the student athletic fee that will be
passed on to the women's program.
The men's grant was used to equip
the campus with permanent sign boards
promoting athletic events, provided
Big Block sweaters to some
outstanding athletes, a set of Olympic
weights and electric fencing equipment
so they'll know what hit them at the
Canada West University championship
hosted this year by UBC.
On a sunny Friday afternoon in
February Buzz Moore ofthe athletics
office is seeing four teams off on trips:
"I wish more people could come out
with me and see the kids off. Then you
realize what it means to play for a team
of the university. Suddenly, for a
couple of days ofthe week they are
important people. They are athletes
representing their university."
■P of
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$500 annual scholarship, with j  efer -
ence given to a student whose Short   iSlil |
California or the United States. I uhne^
a winner in either of these catej. mes
the   university   decides   the   recipient— An additional scholars
$500 for a student whose home iv
U.S. was established by the Frie
UBC in memory of Daniel M. T,
BA'52, an active member ofthe F
of UBC for many years.
The Stanley T. Arkley Scholars dp jn
Librarianship was established bj the
UBC Alumni Association in IS 72 in
honor of Arkley's long and ded^ated
service to the university and the Ft sends
of UBC. The $500 annual award reflects
Arkley's continuing interest in I BC's
library and its collection.
Five awards are given under the heading ofthe UBC Nursing Division Alumni
Association Scholarships, one of $500
and one of $250 for students entering
third year nursing and two of $250 for
students entering second year. An additional scholarship of $250 is offered to a
registered nurse student entering third
year. One of the criteria is a demonstrated potential for nursing.
The UBC Alumni Association President's Fund was established ten years
ago to provide the university president,
through an "in trust arrangement," with
a discretionary fund of at least $10,000
to be used to support a wide range of
special campus projects.
The university's first president, Dr.
Frank Wesbrook, is remembered
through the Dr. F.F. Wesbrook Memorial Lectureship Fund which provides an
annua! honorarium fund of $1,000 to
bring distinguished lecturers in the
health sciences to the UBC campus. In
the past year Dr. Hector F. De Luca,
professor and head of the department of
bio-chemistry and Steenbock Research
Professor at the University of Wisconsin visited the campus as Wesbrook lecturer.
The UBC Alumni Fund, in addition to
its regular scholarship commitments,
continues to play an active part in fund
raising in several specialized are;»s including memorial funds. In most ...ases
the fund has accepted full responsibility
for organizing the appeals which have
established many continuing awai Is.
This list is a prestigious one headed
by the Sherwood Lett Memorial Scholarship of $1,500, awarded to an outs1 tnd-
ing student who most fully display
all-round qualities exemplified b:
late Chief Justice Sherwood I
UBC's chancellor from 1951-57
scholarship that looks for the same
ities in a student is the Harry Lt gan
Memorial Scholarship. This awan of
$750 is restricted to a student entt ing
fourth year. Harry Logan had a long md
distinguished career as professo' of
classics and was an active mernbe  of
24 1    •    ••
T 'ihe n iversity community,
in j  Fir.   Frank Noakes Memorial Fund
ngn (lV   es bursaries for students in eiec-
i'Vical .mgineering....The Johnnie Owen
IjfilpiiT rial Athletic Award of $250 recog-
rf |rii/es a student with good scholastic
le 'stand ng and outstanding participation
i„ tht student athletic training program
orex :'a-mural athletics....The Kit MaS-
liin S>; holarship of $500 is awarded to an
oUtsi' nding student in biological science!' in need of financial assistance.
Malk'ft, who died while attending Stanford  Jniversity, graduated from UBC
with virst class honors in zoology in
A scholarship in memory of Professor
Leslie Wong is awarded to a graduate
student in commerce and business administration.... In forestry, the George
S. Allan Memorial Scholarship of $400 is
given for graduate work in fire science
or silviculture....Two $500 scholarships
are available for students entering second year metallurgy from the Frank
Forward Memorial Fund....The campaign to raise funds for the Alex J. Wood
Memorial Scholarship has recently begun. The committee of Norman MacKenzie, Blythe Eagles, Warren Kitts
and Malcolm McGregor hope to be able
to raise funds for an annual scholarship
for a fourth year student in agriculture
who plans to enter graduate work, preferably in nutrition. Dr. Wood was for
many years professor of animal science
at UBC.
The campus Greek societies, the
Panhellenic Association and the Inter-
fraternity Council, provide an annual
bursary for an undergraduate in need of
financial assistance....The school of social work is able to bring distinguished
scholars and leaders in the field of social
work to the school through grants from
the Marjorie J. Smith Memorial
Fund....The Jacob Biely Scholarship of
$300 for a student in poultry science, is
continuing recognition of Dr. Biely's
contribution to the development of
poultry science at UBC....Encouragement of student writing is not confined
to the Chronicle creative writing contest. The Mack Eastman United Nations
Award is an annual prize of $ 100 given in
memory of Dr. Eastman for the best
essay written on an issue current in the
United Nations.
Looking ahead to the 1977 campaign
that begins later this spring Roland Pierrot is optimistic: "I see a continuing
steady growth in all aspects ofthe fund's
activities, the number of donors, the
size of their gifts and the number of students who will need our assistance to
reach that goal of academic excellence.
With alumni support the fund will always be there when it's needed."
There was music to munch by when the
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra came
to campus for a noon-hour concert in
the War Memorial Gym. A $1,500
alumni fund grant helped make the
event possible.
Fund Executiwe
E. Roland Pierrot, '64 Chair
James F. McWilliams, '53
John R.P. Powell, '45
James L. Denholme, '56
Paul L. Hazell, '60
Alfred T. Adams
Harry J. Franklin, '49
Susan Jamieson MeLarnon, '65
Ian C. Malcolm, '35 (W) Director
Friends of UBC inc.
Francis M. Johnston, '53, President
Stanley T. Arkley, '25, Vice-President
Ri>;>ert J. Boroughs, '39, Treasurer
la; C. Malcolm, '35, (W)
Allocations Committee
Ja:.-.es F. McWilliams, '53, Chair
Jo. n R.P. Powell, '45
B;  bara Hart Harris, '57
AL m D. Thackray, '58
E. Roland Pierrot, '64
H.' xy J. Franklin, '49
la   C. Malcolm, '35 (W)
Alumni Annual Giwing 1976
(A report of alumni giving to the University of British Columbia from April 1, 1976
to February 28, 1977. These are interim figures. The fiscal year for the university is
April 1st to March 31st and a final report will be issued after March 31, 1977).
(to nearest $10)
UBC Alumni Fund and Friends of UBC (U.S.A.)
Interest on deposits
Aquatic Center (cash and pledges)
Building Funds*
(In co-operation with the University Resources Council)
■ Agricultural Sciences
Geological Sciences
Commerce and Engineering
1976 Graduating Class**
Cross Credit from U1C Finance Dept.
Other Gifts***
*     Cash and payment on pledges.
**    Major 1976 graduating class beneficiaries were the University Day Care
Council and the Walter Gage Student Aid Fund.
*** Other gifts represent a multiplicity of areas, where the alumnus contributes
directly to the faculty or school related to a specific project.  These gifts are
considered in lieu of donating to either the UBC Alumni Fund or the Friends of
UBC (U.S.A.) and include larger gifts in the range of $1,000 to $5,000.
25 Officers 1977-78
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Charlotte Warren
Charlotte L.V. Warren,
BCom'58, (PGCE, University
of London, U.K.). Alumni Activities: vice-president, 1976-
77; second vice-president,
1975-76; chair, alumni fund allocations committee, 1974-75;
member, alumni fund allocations committee, 1972-75;
alumni rep., women's athletic
committee, 1962-72; chair,
alumni fund class agent-faculty
program, 1969; chair, 10 year
reunion of 1958 commerce
class. Campus: member, UBC
field hockey and badminton
teams, 1953-58; R.C.A.F.
(University Reserve Training
Plan), 1953-57 (commissioned
1956); member, student council, 1955-57; president, Women's Big Block Club, 1954-55.
Community: chair, TEAM
parks policy committee, 1975-
76; member, Vancouver Public
Library board; member, UBC
Senate; member, Canadian Institute of International Affairs;
member, Vancouver Botanical
Gardens Assoc; member,
Save Our Parklands Assoc;
chair, Canadian Field Hockey
Council, 1972-74; first editor,
women's section, Canadian
Field Hockey News, 1966-72;
promotion chair, Canadian
Women's Field Hockey Association, 1966-67; chair, first
B.C. inter-school field hockey
tournament, 1964. Occupation: Special Projects —
Transport Canada.
Warren, wh© was
vice-president in
1976-77 assumes the
presidency pursuant
to By-law I!. A (ii)
Paul Hazell
Paul L. Hazell,, BCc n'60,
Alumni Activities: tre; surer
1976-77, 1975-76, 19/4-75!
chair, alumni fund, 1973-74;
University Resources Council,
1973-74; President's aquatic
facility fund-raising advisory
committee; UBC Commerce/
Engineering Fund. Campus.
Honorary activities award
winner, 1960; vice-president
M.F.C.U.S., 1959-60; Lambda
Chi Alpha; president, Society
for Advancement of Management, 1959-60. Community
part-time lecturer, Douglas
College, 1974-76; education
committee, Certified General
Accountants of B.C.; taxation
committee, B.C.-Yukon
Chamber of Mines. Occupation: certified general accountant; deputy comptroller,
Yorkshire Trust.
aj* -^
i's ?
George Plant
George E. Plant, BASc'50.
Alumni Activities: member-at-
large, 1976-78; co-chair, Reunion Days committee, i:^75;
chair, Port Alberni al; mni
branch, 1972-73. Camrus:
president, mechanical engineers; treasurer, gradu. ting
class, 1950; Delta Upslon
fraternity. Community: ' ancouver Rotary Club; presk; :nt,
Vancouver branch, Cana san
Red Cross; Assoc, of Pn. es-
sional Engineers of B.C. >c-
cupation: senior planner, ilp
and Paper Group, MacM< !an
Bloedel Ltd.
26 if;
Ths board of
management will
appoint one alumni to
fil! a current vacancy
in this group.
Jov Fera
M. Joy Ward Fera, BRE'72.
Alumni Activities: member-at-
large, 1974-77; member,
awards & scholarship committee, 1976-77; member,
branches committee, 1974-76.
Campus: member-at-large,
women's athletic directorate;
Canadian ski team; World Student Games, 1972; Big Block
(4); participant, Canadian
Crossroads International,
Barbados, 1971. Community:
Vancouver Rowing Club; Burnaby Lake Aquatic Club;
member, Recreation Society of
B.C.; 1976 Canadian Olympic
Rowing Team. Occupation:
recreational therapist, George
Derby wing, Shaughnessy
Jon, Gish
I Joan rhompson Gish, BA'58.
Alum ■»' Activities: awards and
scholarships committee,
1975-76; UBC Alumni Fund
Phonathon, 1969-70. Campus:
executive member, World
University Service and National Federation of Canadian
University Students; Panhellenic president, 1957-58; manager, ski team and member,
women's athletic directorate,
1957-58; Varsity Outdoor
Club, 1955-58. Community:
governor, Playhouse Theatre,
1975-77; docent, Vancouver
Museum, 1969-71; Ladies
Guild, Vancouver Opera Assoc, 1965-67. Occupation:
Jack Hetherington
J.D. (Jack) Hellierington,
BASc '45. Alumni Activities:
member-at-large 1976-78;
executive officer, 1976-77;
class co-chair, Reunion Days;
fund raising. Campus: graduating class president 1945; basketball; debating; literary and
scientific executive. Community: director, Boys' and Girls'
Clubs of Vancouver; board
member, Shaughnessy United
Church; past-president, B.C.
Lumber Wholesale Assoc;
past director, Kiwanis Club;
past-president, Canadian
Forestry Assoc, of B.C. Occupation: president, Ralph S.
Plant Ltd., wholesale forest
Brent Kenny
Brenton D. Kenny, LLB'56.
Alumni Activities: member-at-
large, 1976-78; member, allocations    committee,    1975;
chair, allocations committee,
1973-74; member, allocations
committee, 1972-73. Commun-.
ity: former vice-president and
director, Big Brothers of B.C.;
minor soccer coach. Occupation: lawyer.
John Schuss
John F. Schuss, BASc'66.
Alumni Activities: member-at-
large, 1976-78; member, Reunion Days committee, branches
committee, 1976-77. Campus:
Engineering Undergraduate
Society; member, Brock management committee; AMS.
Community: member,
A.I.M.E., A.F.S., associate
member, E.I.C; secretary,
B.C. chapter, Can. Welding
Society. Occupation: consulting professional engineer.
Oscar Sziklai
Oscar Sziklai, (BSF, Sopron,
Hungary), MF'61, PhD'64.
Alumni Activities: executive
officer, 1976-77; member-at-
large, 1974-77; chair, Speakers
Bureau, 1975-76; co-author,
Foresters in Exile, the story of
the Sopron Forestry School
graduates. Campus: member,
Life Sciences Council, 1971-
72. Community: director,
Canadian Institute of Forestry,
Vancouver section, 1972-73,
chair, 1971-72, vice-chair and
membership chair, 1969-70,
program chair, 1968-69; director, 1970-76, vice-president,
1976-77, Junior Forest Wardens of Canada; B.C. registered forester; member, Canadian Tree Improvement Association; Genetic Society of
Canada; International Union
of Forest Resource Organization; FAO North American
Forestry Commission. Occupation: Professor of forest
genetics, UBC.
Robert Tulk
Robert E. Tulk, BCom'60.
Alumni Activities: chair, commerce homecoming, 1970.
Campus: freshman class president, 1955-56; Bird Calls advertising manager for three
years; member, several council committees; Phi Gamma
Delta fraternity. Community:
teacher, evenings extension
dept., CA. program, eight
years. Occupation: chartered
Kenneth Turnbull
Kenneth Walter Turnbull,
BASc'60, MD'67. Alumni Activities: member-at-large,
1976-78; member, travel committee, 1976-77. Campus: frosh
council; E.U.S. representative; member, engineering
clubs; medicine open house;
Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
Community: Totem Amateur
Radio Club; executive
member, B.C. Anaesthesia
Society. Occupation: physician (anaesthesia).
Continued —
27 Other
to the board of
management: ■
These representatives
may be elected or
appointed in the' .*
following categories:
the honorary' president
(the president of the
university); the
' immediate past
president of the
association; two of,the
convocation members
of the university senate
(served in rotatioh-by
the 11 members); two
representatives of the
faculty 'association; two
representatives of the
Alma Mater Society; .    ,
and-a representative .
from each acti've.alum'ni
division^ In .addition-any",
other individuate as the
board may-designate,.'
forexample:cdmmittee: •
chairs/who ar^ not
elected members .and. ■   ■
special appointments,
Barb Vitols
Barbara Mitchell Vitols,
BA'6l. Alumni Activities:
member, Speakers Bureau
committee, 1976-77; Program
Director, UBC Alumni Association, 1966-72. Occupation: mother.
Joan Ablett
Joan Godsell Ablett, BA'66,
Teacher's diploma, '70. Campus Activities: the Ubyssey.
Community Activities: vice-
president, Vancouver bilingual
pre-school, 1976-77. Occupation: housewife.
Candidate's Statement: The
university can be a major force
in encouraging interaction
among the many different
groups, ethnic and otherwise,
which make up our community
and country — interaction
which is vital to national unity.
I would like to play an active
role, through the alumni association, in developing this
aspect of university-community relations. I believe my
experiences in other cultures
and other parts of Canada
would help me to make a useful
contribution in this as well as
other alumni association endeavours.
Grant Burnyeat
Grant D. Burnyeat, LLB'73.
Alumni Activities: AMS Rep
on board of management,
1971-72; Aquatic centre planning and fund-raising committee. Campus Activities: AMS
president, 1971-72; law student
association external vice-
president, 1971; Delta Kappa
Epsilon; bookstore; S.U.B.
management committee; AMS
finance committee. Community Activities: Board of Trade;
member, Board of Variance:
City of Vancouver; director,
Vancouver Safety Council;
Men's Canadian Club. Occupation: lawyer.
Candidate's Statement: Asa
member of the board of management, I would work to expand the association's programs for students and the programs for association members
in order that the association
would provide a continuing
link with the university,
thereby ensuring a lasting interest in the affairs of the university.
Mike Hunter
Michael W. Hunter, BA'63,
LLB'67. Alumni Activities:
member-at-large, 1975-77; past
chair, Ottawa alumni branch;
member. Chronicle editorial
committee. Campus: Sherwood Lett scholar, 1966;
member, Ubyssey editorial
board, 1960-65; editor, Ubyssey, 1963-64; committee
member. Student Union Building and Back Mac campaigns.
Occupation: lawyer.
\  M . I
Valerie Meredith
Valerie Manning Mer dith,
LLB'49. Campus Act/ hies;
secretary, Law Studen s Association. Community past
president, Junior League past
chairman — various { nited
Way committees; Family
Court committee; member,
Divorce Lifeline. Occupation:
lawyer; Research director,
Law Foundation, 1975-77; acting director, continuing legal
education, 1974-75; publications editor, 1973-74.
Tom McCusker
Thomas McCusker, BA'47,
(DDS, Toronto). Alumni Ac
tivities: advisory council, Big
Block Club, 1974-77. Community: president, Medical Services Assoc, 1975, director,
Canadian Arthritis and
Rheumatism Society, 1969-77
member, B.C. Medical Foundation, 1973-77. Occupation
Rick Murray
R.H. (Rick) Murray, BAS' '76.
Campus Activities: C >or-
dinator of activities, A VIS,
1971; member, UBC boa'J of
governors, 1975-76. Occ-P'i-
tion: Assistant to the research
engineer, City of Vancouv r. \ '•^- /
' v / ~-"i* , ,
3H   Pierrot
I, Roi.'ind Pierrot, BCom'63,
LLB'(4, (A.R.C.T., Toronto).
ilumr: Activities: Chair,
UBC \lumni Fund, 1975-77.
Community: National chairman, comparative law section,
Canadian Bar Association,
1973-76. Occupation: lawyer.
David Smith
David       Charles       Smith,
BCom'73. Alumni Activities:
president. Young Alumni
Club, 1976. Campus: president, Aqua Society (Scuba
Club), 1971. Community: volunteer, Children's Aid Society;
volunteer, Richmond Crisis
Centre. Occupation: Realtor.
Candidate's Statement: The
present provincial government
has recently set a budget that it
appears the university is going
to find hard to live with. ! believe for this reason it is important that the Alumni Association can account, and justify
the need for every dollar we
receive from the university. I
would like to participate in that
Art Stevenson
W.A. (Art) Stevenson,
BASc'66. Alumni Activities:
Executive officer, 1976-77;
chair, Reunions '66 Engineering; member, student affairs
committee, 1975-76; member.
special programs committee,
1975-76. Campus: active in
Engineering Undergraduate
Society, 1961-65; president,
E.U.S., 1965; member, AMS
finance committee, 1965. Occupation: general manager,
Sauder Prefinished Panels,
several years in Toronto and
Montreal with Dupont and
Doreen Walker
Doreen Ryan Walker, BA'42,
MA'69. Alumni Activities:
member, awards and scholarships committee, 1975-77.
Community: Community
Chest (United Way) 1960-65;
decent, Vancouver Art Gallery, 1952-65; youth leader,
Shaughnessy United Church,
1955-65; Canadian Red Cross
Society (Blood Donors Clinic),
1940-45. Occupation: senior
instructor, department of fine
arts, UBC.
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Special Alumni
Campaign Announced.
The UBC Alumni Association has launched a
special campaign to provide funds to equip
the John M. Buchanan Research amd Fitaess
Area ofthe new campus Aquatic Centre.
The campaign headed by alumni president
James L. Denholme will be canvassing
selected lower mainland alumni seeking
pledges over a five year period. These
pledges, combined with the alumni donations
already received for the Aquatic Centre will
be supplemented by an allocation from the
UBC Alumni Fund.
"We expect that the total alumni donations
will make a substantial contribution to the
$350,000 needed to equip the John M.
Buchanan Research and Fitness Area," said
This specialized area ofthe Aquatic Centre
will be used for interdisciplinary work in rehabilitation medicine, physical education,
medicine and education. It was named for the
late Chancellor Buchanan on the recommendation of the Alma Mater Society recognizing Buchanan's life-long support of the university and its students.
A 1917 arts graduate, Buchanan served as
president ofthe alumni association and was a
member ofthe university senate and board of
governors. In 1966 he was elected chancellor, the university's highest office. UBC's
students honored him in 1951 with their highest award, the Great Trekker, which he always said was his proudest possession. For
many years he was president and chairman of
B.C. Packers Ltd. He died in 1975 while on
holiday in Europe.
Prince George alumni met UBC president Doug Kenny at aJaiunu\ u< < ptmi i-i nn\
(center, right) chats with judge Frank Perry, LLB'48 (right) and i <.//< / iiunom \ ti \ S<
(center, left).
Opening night in Victoria ofMUSSOC's original revue saw nearly 100 alumni and guests in
attendance, including (left to right) Maureen Sullivan Denholme, BSN'59, alumni president
James Denholme, guest Jim Bennett, executive assistant to the minister of education and
Harry Franklin, alumni executive director.
Children's Books
Sought for UBC
ABC, is the way that Sheila Egoff summed
up her plan to expand the university's Arkley
Collection of early and historical children's
books. (A is for Arkley, B is for books, C is
for children....)
But following up on the plan is not going to
be quite as easy as ABC, and she is looking
for alumni help.
In 1975 Stan Arkley, BA'25, LLD'76 and
his wife, Rose presented a collection of 1,000
items, that with the university's own holdings form the basis for the Arkley Collection
that is now housed in the library's special
collections division. In addition the Arkleys
gave the university a $10,000 fund to provide
for expansion ofthe collection.
Some of these children's books sell for
hundreds of dollars, says Egoff, a professor
in the school of librarianship and that's where
President emeritus Norman MacKenzie, (right) was an interested onlooker while UBC
chancellor Donovan Miller unveiled a commemorative bust of Dr. MacKenzie at Dalhous:
University. Alumni president Denholme made the official presentation ofthe sculpture to
Dalhousie on behalf of the UBC Alumni Association. ■4
, and old bookcases in alumni homes
ii-.:o the plan. What the library is look-
for tre early "significant" books, pub-
England, Canada and the U.S., that
ni night have around their homes and
h- willing to donate to the Arkley Col-
. In exchange the library can offer a
I; .'e inscribed with the donor's name
;x deduction receipt issued for the
,f the book as recognized in the
hand trade publications.
If yoi- have a book that you think should be
t of UBC's Arkley Collection ("1 would
,ve to ''tave Mrs. Sherwood's The Fairchild
•mily. published in 1818 or the 1902 primely printed version of Beatrix Potter's The
gor/^'Gloucester, someday," said the lib-
ariaii) ->end along a description of the book
author, title, publisher and date, to Pro-
essor .Sheila Egoff, School of Librarianship,
JBC, -075 Wesbrook Place, Vancouver,
C. VfiT  1W5.
He Frank Gnup
rial Scholarship
Gnup: He ofthe stogie, baseball cap
incredible Pigskin Banquets is well and
y remembered by the entire university
unity —- inside and outside the athletic
Frank Gnup, who died last September,
rasUBC's football coach for nearly 20 years
some great and others less memorable. In
itherseasons his attention turned to baseball
id golf.
A memorial scholarship fund has been es-
ablished by a group ofthe Gnupper's friends
associates to commemorate his contribute the lives of so many of his students
tnd friends. Plans are to collect funds to
:ndow an annual $500 scholarship for a stu-
lent taking a full course of study at UBC,
vho might not be able to attend without
inancial assistance. The student is to have a
;ood academic standing and have displayed
active interest and participation in athle-
The campaign committee headed by Tom
Thomson, BA'66, is seeking a fund of
$10,000 for the scholarship. Already on hand
$3,000 contributed by people who wanted
lo remember a gravelly voice, lots of no-
nse advice and a fine person. Contribu-
can be sent to the UBC Alumni Fund
(Fiank Gnup Memorial), 6251 Cecil Green
Park Road, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1X8.
Alumni Travel:
AWorld of Choices
■loin t:se alumni association...and see the
world That could well be the motto of the
UBC ;;iumni travel program for 1977.
On*. ,ioup of alumni is off in search of sun
«d p m trees in Tahiti in March. Then there
•s an sound-the-world jaunt with stops in
sevei exotic ports-of-call (34 days from
*cpu ber 21) and an air/sea cruise to
Gree.. Turkey and the Black Sea resorts of
theR ,ian Riviera, May 21 to June 3. Those
taken ith yodeling, cuckoo clocks, sacher
t01te nd Viennese waltzes might consider
our L opean Adventure August 5 to August
18 visiting Austria, Switzerland and Germany.
The alumni travel committee is presently
contemplating other faraway places to offer
for your consideration — a skiing holiday? In
Europe? The Bugaboos? Manning Park? Or
what about the Galapagos and Easter Island?
The South Pacific is always nice....They'd
like to hear your preferences and suggestions. They're having a wonderful time and
wish you were there.Write soon, The UBC
Alumni Travel Committee, 6251 Cecil Green
Park Road, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1X8.
Degree Divisions
Multiply Activities
Nearly 300 alumni, faculty and students
gathered at the UBC Faculty Club March 22
to hear Roy J. Romanow, attorney general of
Saskatchewan, guest speaker at the commerce annual dinner.
In December the dental hygiene graduates,
in cooperation with the faculty, students and
staff, sponsored an evening of seminars and
mini-clinics relating to current developments
in clinical practice....The home economics
division members are hard at work on the
first edition of their newsletter and planning a
seminar at the UBC Faculty Club, April 30.
For details contact Nadine Johnson, 987-
8510....Nursing alumni gathered to hear the
1977 Marion Woodward Lecture, March 18.
Dr. Thelma Wells from the University of
Rochester spoke on nursing gerontology.
The following day an alumni luncheon was
held at the faculty club to make plans for
upcoming programs.
Spring Branches
Calendar Crowded
It's been a busy season for alumni branches
and there is more to come.
In mid-January UBC president Doug
Kenny and vice-president Chuck Connaghan
donned winter boots and mufflers and
headed to Prince George to speak to the Rotary Club and to n\eet the local alumni community at a reception....Alumni executive
member Oscar Sziklai was able to combine
an academic visit to the University of New
Brunswick with some alumni duties. Sziklai,
a professor of forestry at UBC was visiting
UNB with a group of students and at a
January 26 meeting he was able to bring New
Brunswick alumni up-to-date on UBC campus happenings.... Early last December Nova
Scotia alumni were guests at the Dalhousie
University unveiling of a bust of president
emeritus Dr. Norman MacKenzie. The
sculpture is a duplicate ofthe one unveiled in
September '76 on the UBC campus. Both are
gifts of the alumni association and anonymous donors.
Victoria alumni again hosted an opening
night reception at the McPherson Playhouse,
for the cast and crew of this year's MUSSOC
production "Words With Music," a musical
revue written, performed, directed and produced by the students....Three new B.C.
branches are heard from....Fort St. John, and
Dawson Creek alumni got together March 11
to learn about relaxation from Ada Butler,
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31 Alumni Concerts have had their most
: urcessful season ever —in terms ofthe
ru,:'ber of performers, students and faculty,
.-/ id the number of subscribers who attended
the concerts. Phyllis Schuldt of the faculty
of music arranged the concert programs.
Bonnie Louie (above) and Robert Sheffield
(left) were two ofthe 20 music students who
participated in the series.
assistant professor in the school t nurl
ing....Kimberley and Cranbrook we comefi
guest speaker Du-Fay Der, assistant irofef
r wal
■ tfinail
-en ml
sor of education, March 18. His to
relaxation, meditation and hypnosis,
classic classicist Malcolm McGrej
special guest of alumni in the Co?
Comox, Campbell! River area, M
Democracy: Ancient and Modern
subject under discussion.
Alumni in the eastern U.S. have I
vited to the All Canada Universities
dinner in Maryland. The guest sp<. iker i|
J.H. Warren, the Canadian ambass dor
the U.S....For alumni insouthern Calfornial
Last year it was Lome Green, thi. year]
Monty Hall, one of the University t
itoba's distinguished grads, doing Ue sta|
turn at the fourth annual reunion of thi
Canadian Universities Associated Alumnio|
Southern California. The place and tiroe Thi
Town and Gown, University of Southen
California, Tuesday April 12, 7 p.m. 10 9 31
p.m., food and drink at $6.75 per person Foi
reservations contact Wiley Millyard, Thi
Canadian Consulate General, 510 West 6tl
Street, Los Angeles....A little clbser ti
home, Seattle alumni are making plans d
welcome UBC chancellor Donovan
and president emeritus Walter Gage at a n>
ception and dinner, April 22 at the Seatai
Motor Inn. Gerald or Eileen Marra at (206)
641-6444 or (206) 641-3535 can give you mon
When nothing fits the
occasion more appropriately
than a soft, comfortable
sportjacket & slack,
the most suitable
clothing is by
& hawvbTa
'' Wardrobe for gentlemen''
833 W. Pender St.
(Between Howe & Hornby)
Oakridge • The Bayshore • Hotel Georgia
Program Director
Leona Doduk, the alumni association's |
ram director for the past two years and!
branches secretary for three years previous!
has resigned from the staff of the association!
In announcing her resignation, executive!
director Harry Franklin praised her contribul
tion to the growth ofthe program area of thef
association's activities. "Leona has beenrel
sponsible for many new approaches and del
velopments in our programs. We thank herl
for her enthusiasm and expertise. The best!
wishes ofthe association go with her for the j
future." □
Notice is hereby given that the
Annual Meeting of the UBC
Alumni Association will be h Id
at the hour of 8:00 p.m, or
Monday, May 30,1977 at Ocil
Green Park, 6251 Cecil Gre;>n
Park Road, Vancouver.
For further information cal! ti e
Alumni Office, 228-3313
Harry Franklin
Executive Director iujk~
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Rodney Niicon
"5 feel like a kid who sneaked into the
game through a hole in the fence," is how
Rodney T.H. Nixon, MD'56, describes
his world's record (in the C-I-b class) for a
solo, straight-line distance flight in a
stripped-down 27-year old Cessna 170.
Nixon, a Port Angeles, Washington,
surgeon really began his intricate preparation for the flight at 100 Mile House
many years ago. As a rural doctor his
practice ranged from rudimentary veterinary work (mostly extracting porcupine
quills from dogs), to pulling teeth, to delivering babies at home, on the office
floor, or in cars in sub-zero weather. But
Sundays were reserved for flying lessons
in Kamloops, a 270 mile round-trip by
His early flying was under primitive
conditions; the plane, a pre-World War II
J-3, wasn't equipped with radio or any
other sophisticated instrumentation. He
might have had cause to remember that
old plane when he embarked on his record setting .flight. To put on the necessary extra fuel and special equipment, he
had stripped the Cessna of every possible
navigational aid, gadget and door handle.
"I'd sit for a long time in that plane in the
hangar in the middle ofthe night, figuring
out what I needed and what could go."
Off went the paint, inside and out, and the
upholstery. In went a new 100-gallon
lightweight gas tank, and finally, to comply with the regulations the whole
skeletal contraption was hoisted up on
bea'ii scales borrowed from a local feed
stoi e.
" < figured I needed another six gallons
of £.<s, and gas weighs about 6 pounds per
gall-on, so something had to go." As a
resi.lt, on take-off from Port Angeles on
the norning of October 12, 1976, with 600
exf h pounds of aviation fuel snuggled up
agd ist the back of his neck, the doors
am windows taped shut, his own body
wa  lighter by 40 pounds.
\irt of the charm of the project,"
)n points out, "was how it origina-
He was extremely impressed with
'ying capabilities ofthe Cessna (actu-
'us wife, Viola's plane), and when he
that the class record had been held
20 years by Czechoslovak av-
"at i s, he began thinking about making an
attempt. If he flew from corner to corner
across the continental U.S., he knew he
could better the'existing record. Three
other major factors influenced the final
decision to fly. Most important were the
prevailing winds ofthe Pacific Northwest
which often blow at 70 to 100 knots. These promised to catapult him over the
Rockies and do wonders for low fuel consumption. The second point was his flexible work schedule which allowed him to
wait for the 'perfect day'. The third factor
was that his stock plane was already
four pounds under the designated limit.
What did he think about while flying
nearly 27 hours by himself, held to civilization by the tenuous threads of a failing
radio? "Well, I'm the father of five, and I
wasn't going to be doing something wild
and woolly. Flying has always been an
aesthetic experience for me. I was looking for a good time with the moon full."
The Nixons added a biplane to their
already existing hangar of a Cessna 195 (a
Packard of planes) while Rod was a surgical resident at the University of Minnesota, and, as he puts it, "1 ended up my
residency absolutely broke, with two
airplanes." The biplane, to be rebuilt as a
retirement project, is one ofthe fastest of
its type ever built. Nixon describes it as
"the most beautiful thing you've ever
seen — and to fly it is even better." Completing the Flying Nixons' plethora of
planes is aCessna 140which sees duty on
flying vacations to the southwestern U.S.
with Viola at the controls.
Throughout last fall, Nixon, assisted
by many of his patients, checked the flying conditions looking for the ideal day,
but as time ran out, he was forced to take
off cheated ofthe desired tailwind. When
he landed in Homestead, Florida, 2,785
miles later, he had bettered the existing
record by 138 miles. A failing radio and a
flight plan that ended in Miami — not
Cuba made him decide against using the
remaining 600 miles worth of fuel — this
time. But Rodney Nixon was up there.
Although he is intrigued by the award that
the FIA (Federation Aeronautique Internationale) has in store for him, he now
considers the whole adventure a very expensive, enjoyable, but otherwise routine
flight. "This was an old man's flight," he
confesses, "it was like sitting in your
Our call for contributions from the '20s has
prompted Kathryn Bradshaw Blade, BA'18,
to ask, "What about the years '17, '18, and
'19?" We echo the cry as we report her activities: "After graduation I studied law, and
was called to the Bar in B.C. Later I married.
I lived in California for 37 years. In 1969 I
moved to New Mexico, Albuquerque area —
a grand place to live. I spend three to four
months of each year travelling...." What
goes up must come down. But it was a sad
day for W. Frank Emmons, BA'18, MSc'20,
(MD, PhD, McGill), to watch his family
home of 1904 being demolished for apartments in downtown Vancouver. But he says
"you can't obstruct progress."
Newest honorary life member ofthe B.C.
& Yukon Chamber of Mines, Harry V. Warren, BA'24, BASc'27, has missed delivering
the opening lecture at the Chamber's Prospecting and Mining School only twice since
1932. On both occasions he was prospecting It is a long time since Masajiro
Miyazaki, BA'25, had to travel by speeder on
the B.C. Rail tracks to deliver two babies in
two different towns in one night. For his devotion and public service, Dr. Miyazaki has
been made a member in the Order of Canada.
He is especially proud because 1977 is the
centenary ofthe arrival ofthe first Japanese
to Canada. At UBC he served as president of
the Japanese Students Club. In 1937 he was
the organizer and first president of the
Japanese Alumni Association of UBC. He
was a member ofthe Council ofthe Canadian
Japanese Association and served until the
evacuation in 1942. He was the first Japanese
Canadian to be elected to public office, winning a 1950 election as village commissioner
in Lillooet. He is a Freeman of Lillooet — an
honor given in recognition of his community
service; to the Boy Scouts, the local historical society, the United Church and the district ambulance service.
At 72, and still giving readings, EarSe Birney, BA'26, (MA, PhD, Toronto), is considered one of only a dozen Canadian writers
in the last 50 years to make a valuable contribution to the English language. His re-
33 Masajiro Miyazaki
Joy Coghill Thome
Jack Volrich
sponse: "Only God can make a tree. Poems
are made by fools like me, and I think God
copped out on poets." His Leacock medal-
winning book Turvey has recently been reissued without all the stars and asterisks that
punctuated its first appearance in 1949.... In a
newsletter full of interesting tidbits we
gleaned the following: Ted Arnold, BASc'27,
hopes to come out West this year with his
wife, since it is 10 years since his last visit to
B.C....Kind regards to all come from Frank
Barnsley, BASc'27....Specializing in structural engineering, Jason Bloom, BASc'27, reports that for the past 11 years he has had his
own consulting structural engineering
office....Fred Elley, BSF'27, announces the
birth of a granddaughter in Denver... .Arthur
LE. Gordon, BASc'27, writes that he is still
working with Carina Developers but has opportunity to travel and "do my own things."
He and James D. Hartley, BASc'27, were the
only ones from Science '27 at the anniversary
ofthe "Great Trek." Hartley is active in recruiting for the Canadian Executive Service
Overseas which sends retirees to help developing nations with their expertise....John
Liersch, BA'24, BASc'27, is pleased to re-
porf'that he and wife are in good health and
really enjoying retirement....Regards also
from John Mathews, BASc'27....At the 1975
annual meeting ofthe Association of Professional Engineers of B.C. at Harrison Hot
Springs, Charles W. Leek, BASc'27, received
a life membership. Also in attendance was
James W. Millar, BA'24, BASc'27, who is
member-at-large for the Mid-Island branch
and head ofthe Seniors Curling Club.
If all started at the Ubyssey almost 50 years
ago. Himie Koshevoy, Arts '32, recently retired from a journalistic career that spanned
the News Herald, Vancouver Sun, Toronto
Star, Toronto Telegram, and most recently,
The Province, where his column of "puns,
pooches, and prehistoric times in Vancouver" attracted a devoted readership .... Everyone has heard of the population
bomb, and there has been much interest in its
implications for the future — but the causes
have been neglected. Thomas McKeown,
BA'32, (PhD, McGill), (PhD, Oxford), (MD,
Birmingham), is the author of a new study,
The Modern Rise of Population, that seeks a
comprehensive explanation for the remarka-
ble rise in population over the past three centuries. McKeown is professor of social
medicine at the University of Birmingham.... Will the insects be granted a reprieve? Harry Andison, BSA'34, has been
doing battle with them and other pests troubling growers through 42 years' work with Agriculture Canada. He retired recently as director of the Sidney Research Station....Not
one to leave a sinking ship, William N.
English, BA'37 (PhD,Cal.), is retiring as deputy director general of marine sciences for
Environment Canada just as his colleagues
are to move into the Institute of Ocean Sciences he helped found at Patricia Bay, a site
he recommended back in 1964. It is a crowning touch to a 30-year career of government
scientific work....Deputy provincial secretary Lawrence J. Wallace, BA'38, (MEd,
Wash.), has been appointed to the national
council of the Duke of Edinburgh's Awards
in Canada. The awards scheme challenges
young people to attain a high standard of
achievement in leisure time activities.
Former Penticton mayor, Frank Laird,
BA'40, has been appointed a director of
Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation.... Join the foreign service and see the
world. Ormond W. Dier, BA'41, has been
named Canada's ambassador to Peru and
Bolivia, after serving in Guyana and
Surinam, Viet Nam, Columbia and Equador,
Denmark, Mexico, Venezuela and Finland.... Always on the right track, Charles W.
Parker, BASc'41, assistant chief mechanical
officer at CP Railway, Montreal, was recently elected a Fellow ofthe American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Back in 1940-
41, he was chairman of ASME's student section at UBC and wonders if there is still an
active campus chapter. ("Yes there is," says
Miss Kastner)....You might ask how did she
planet, but Anne B. Underhill, BA'42,
MA'44, (PhD, Chi.), is at the Institute of
Astrophysics in Paris in the springtime. She
has previously worked in the Netherlands,
Chicago. Copenhagen, and Victoria,
B.C....Struggling to survive postal strikes
and now perhaps even a dam, Phyllis Lap-
worth, BA'44, (BLS, Toronto), is operating a
bookshop, Snow Valley Books, in her home
town, Revelstoke, B.C....President of the
National Institute for Research on Public
Policy, Alfred W.R. Carrothers, uAn ME(j-
LLB'48, (LLM, Harvard), recently receive w
an honorary doctor of laws degree from thi
University of Calgary where he was presi R SS4
dent for five years....It was small* but it wa «i..,
a new island seven miles off the Labrado |h c
Horn sited for the first time by Elizabell „ :nc
Booth Fleming, BA'47, a research officer witl
the department of energy, mines and re «■
sources. As part of a hydrographic surveyti . _„■
define Canada's eastern continental limits l .^
she and a fellow researcher spotted lOun c,
charted points while "satellite sailing" las nX
summer. *(45 meters by 25 meters by six newj
meters high — but now on the map!)...."Yoi
come back to your roots and you meet every j
thing again," said Joy Coghill Thorne, BA'41 ^am
who has returned to Vancouver to bea l r(
member of the acting company at the ^ ||
Playhouse, a theatre where she was once ,, p
artistic director. pujp
Onetime Ubyssey editor, Harold (Hal) Pin ge v
chin, BCom'48, has been elected a vice praS(
president ofthe 98,000 member of California ^ j.
Association of Realtors....Basher Beavei [|,es
reports: "Eddie Shock always told me head's jn t
up hockey meant sticking it to the other guy ^ej„
before he stuck it to you." This and moreina a[y
new book by Stanley L. Burke, BSA'48, and ^e
Roy Peterson, a volume generally known as ^ j
Blood, Sweat and Bears....News from the Qrar
fairway: Dorothy Smith Franklin, BA'49, has ^
been elected to the national executive ofthe com
Canadian Ladies' Golf Association for
three-year term, where she will chair the
course rating committee... .North Vancouver
school administrator Allan G. Stables,
BA'49, MEd'65, is now school superintendent in Greater Victoria.
Peter S. Jack, BASc'50, was recently
elected head ofthe Canadian Potash Pi oduc-
ers Association. He is vice-president, Canadian operations, ofthe Potash Company of
America, and lives in Saskatoon....Alumni
dominate Vancouver civic elections! Suiting
with mayor Jack Volrich, BA'50, LLB'51
there are aldermen Harry Rankin, EA'49.
LLB'50, May Brown, MPE'61, Michae: Har-
court, BA'65, LLB'68, Darlene Marzari.
MSW'68, George Puil, BA'52, BEd'57 Bernice Gerard, MA'67, and William C. Gibson.
BA'33, (MSc, MDCM, McGill), (PhD. Oxford). Then Norman Robinson, BA'50.   of
ter c
now rge Reed
Ed 64, (PhD, Alberta), was elected to
I board. And finally, to parks board
elected Mary Ann Fowler,.BEd'68, and
II G. Fraser,  BASc'58....Ronald J.
BA'51, MA'53, will be resigning from
first presidency of the University of
Edward Island in June 1978. After
involvement in administration at both
n Fraser University and with the Mac-
d Report at UBC, he would like a
eak His wife, Frances Frazer, MA'60 is a
professor at U.P.E.I.'s English department....John R. Szogyen. BASc'51, fills the
uewly-created position of vice-president and
general manager of American District Telegraph Company  International Eric E.
Campbell, BA'52, was recently elected to the
board of directors of publishers Prentice-
Hall of Canada....Richard E. Lester,
LLB'52, is the now president of the B.C.
Pulp and Paper Industrial Relations Bureau.
He was a founding member of the Simon
Fraser board of governors, and later chaired
the board....Not waiting for his mansion in
the sky, Hugh Sutherland, B A"52, BEd'57, is
in the process of renovating "Golden
Heights", one of the finer examples of unadulterated Victorian architecture in B.C.
He, his wife, and six children live just down
the hill in the "candle-snuffer house", all in
Grand Forks.
The radicalism ofthe 1960s will be the
common sense ofthe 1980s," said Harold J.
Dyck. BA'53, (PhD, Stanford), deputy minister of urban affairs for Saskatchewan, at a
recent address on discrimination against
women in the professions. A teacher, lecturer and researcher, in recent years he has
acted as consultant and coordinator for the
federal ministry of state for urban affairs.
CMHC, and the Privy Council office in Ottawa. ...John M. Fredrickson, BA'53, MD'57,
was recently named head ofthe clinical science-, division in the University of Toronto's
facuky of medicine. Last summer he was the
volunteer director ofthe field hospital at the
Olympiad for the Disabled held in Toronto....Peter Smith. BA'53, has been reappointed dean of fine arts at the University
of Victoria. A classicist, he is also university
historian....The youngest man ever to head
the Canadian Bar Association is A. Boyd Ferns, LLB'54. a Vancouver lawyer. He plans
jo tackle such issues as a federal freedom of
mtonnation act and that old anathema, advertising....Ewart A. Wetherill, BArch'54, is
now ;.in associate professor at UBC's school
°f  architecture....Robert    R.    Affleck.
BASc'55, has been named vice-president,
corporate services for Prince George Pulp
and Paper....Ralph Spinney, BASc'56, is
construction manager of two of B.C. Hydro's
largest hydroelectric projects, Mica Creek
and Revelstoke.
The state of legal services in Vancouver
and Victoria was the theme of a series of
hearings held by the Legal Services Commission, headed by Donald Jabour, BA'57,
LLB'58, and commissioners Peter Manson,
BA'51, LLB'52, Helen Jones, BSW'60,
MSW'62, of Vancouver, and Walter Young,
BA'55 of Victoria....Gwen Delmas Landolt,
LLB'58, the founder and first president of
the Toronto Right to Life Association, is national president of Alliance for Life....The
Mounties have got their man! George W.
Reed, LLB'58, takes over the command of
one ofthe largest divisions ofthe R.C.M.P.,
F. Division in Regina. He began his career
with the old B.C. provincial police in 1948,
joining the R.C.M.P. in 1950....The "Pro
Lingua Award", ofthe Washington Association of Foreign Language Teachers, was presented to Jean-Charles Seigneuret, BA'58,
head of Washington State University's department of foreign languages and literatures, for distinguished contributions to in-
tercultural understanding....New member of
the Economic Council of Canada is UBC's
vice-president of administrative affairs,
Charles (Chuck) Connaghan, BA'59,
MA'60.... An expert on Canadian federalism,
Peter Meekison, BASc'59, BA'61, (PhD,
Duke), is Alberta's new deputy minister of
federal and intergovernmental affairs....The
Third Eye is a small book of poetry written by
young children under the tutelage of Valerie
Harris Nielsen, BA'59. In the St. Norbert
Community school started by parents five
years ago, where classes are conducted in a
converted trailer, she teaches poetry to enthusiastic youngsters whose images provide
insights of their world. Husband Wayne H.
Nielsen, BA'59, teaches philosophy at the
University of Manitoba.
In order to have a home away from home,
Bess Snider Luteyn, BA'60, BSW'61, has established a Europe Canada Holiday Home
Exchange company in Vancouver, inspired
by her own travel experiences when on vacation from her social work career....The uni
versities of Malaysia have long had a UBC
connection. A current CIDA sponsored project has three grads teaching on the forestry
faculty at the University of Pertania,
Malaysia: Laszlo Adamovieh, MF'62, is on
leave from the UBC faculty; G.B. (Buff*)
Squire, BSF'61, (MSF, Yale), PhD'68, from
Malaspina College and Cheria B.R. Sastry,
MSF'68, a former member ofthe UBC faculty....Moving from Pennsylvania to Pueblo,
Colorado, Gero H. Von Dehn, BASc'61, will
be chief engineer at the Colorado Fuel & Iron
Steel Corp....Maurice J. Young, BSc'61, has
been appointed exploration manager for
Canada and Alaska for Utah Mines
Ltd...."In Canada the poet is forced to flog
his work from store to store to uninterested
booksellers, and after a while he feels like a
seller of kitchen implements," says Gary
Geddes, BA'62 (PhD, Toronto). Staunch de-
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35 fender and promoter of Canadian poetry, he
is currently writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta...."Nobody knew I read
books, let alone tried to write," admits John
(Jack) Hodgins, BEd'62, whose recent collection of 10 short stories. Spit Delaney's
Island, has attracted wide critical
acclaim....Unhampered by party politics,
historian John A. Munro, BA'62, MA'65, has
helped author the memoirs of two great rival
leaders, Lester Pearson and John Diefenbaker....Robert R. Newell, BCom'62, has
been appointed general production manager
of Carnation Co., Canada....Associate professor of surgery at Pennsylvania State University, G. Frank Tyers, MD'62, has spent
the last 12 years conducting research on medica! devices, especially heart pacemakers.
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pacemaker that can be tested for normal
functioning by the patient at home.
A. Ralph Hakstian, BA'63, (MA, PhD,
Colorado), recently received the Raymond
B. Cattell Award ofthe prestigious Society of
Multivariate Experimental Psychology.... As
a former prison guard, B.C.'s first and for the
present, only black judge, Selwyn Romilly,
BA'63, LLB'66, is sensitive to the effects of
his judgments. Working 500 miles north of
Vancouver, in Terrace, he enjoys the informality of a small town as he did when in
practice in Smithers with his brother, Val-
mond E. Romilly, BA'64, LLB'69....Bear,
cougar, wolf, lynx, bobcat, coyote, fox and
wolverine will be protected and managed by
Frank Tompa, PhD'64, head of a new program which is part of an expansion ofthe B.C.
ministry of recreation and conservation.
Biologist and agrologist Fred Harper,
BSA'63, MSc'69, will be regional habitat
protection biologist in Fort St. John in northern B.C....Paul Fraser, LLB'64, has been
elected to head the B.C. branch ofthe Canadian  Bar Association Marilyn  Hobson
Sharp, BHE'64, has recently been appointed
to Alberta's agricultural education and rural
extension advisory committee. Its job is to
keep the various provincial ministers informed about new developments.
After three years in Victoria with the
ministry of education, Alex Holm, BEd'65,
MEd'69, is now supervisor of elementary instruction for Langley school district. Mavis
Tarbock Holm, BEd'68 has been working
with multiply-handicapped children in a development encouragement program at the
Variety Treatment Centre in Victoria. She
expects to become involved in the home-
based program in the Lower Fraser Valley.... Richard J. Krejsa, PhD'65, has been
re-elected to another four-year term on the
San Luis Obispo, California, county board of
supervisors. In addition to his duties as associate professor of biological sciences at
California Polytechnic State University, he
is vice-chair of a statewide natural resources
committee For "The  Bathtubbers of
Nanaimo and throughout the world" Reginald J. Watts, BA'65, reveals everything
you ever wanted to know about this esoteric
sport in his brightly-illustrated new book,
The Bathtub Races. His B.C. Centennial
play, In the Blood, was published in 1974. In
the works is one on witchcraft (Incantations
for a Sinking Bathtub?)....To develop curricular materials for graduate courses in public policy analysis, William Stanbury,
BCom'66, is one of three UBC professors
who have been awarded grants by the Rand
Corporation....After working as executive
Summer Camp for Boys and Girls, 6-16
Adventure on Orcas Island. 51st Year.
Sailing, canoeing, riding, tennis,
music, creative arts and trips.
Individual choice program.
Emphasis on growth & self-confidence.
Camp Directors - John & Leslie Clark
Post Office Box B-4, Deer Harbor
Washington 98243 (206) 376-2277
For information on Vancouver film-showings
in April, call 263-4526 or 261 -6810.
GaiS Riddeli
assistant to federal cabinet minister Ron Basford, BA'55,LLB'56, and in the private sector as an Ottawa consultant, Tex Enemark,
BA'67, LLB'70, is returning to the west and
government as B.C.'s deputy minister of
consumer and corporate affairs....Reporting
that the skiing and Coors as well as the Colorado air were excellent, Michael G
Robertson, BASc'66, Western Canada manager of Allied Colloids, has returned to B.C.
after his foreign assignment.
"Lots of travel!" is the way Ellen L. Hanson, BSR'70 (Class of '66), describes life
since leaving UBC. First a year in
Bridgetown, Barbados, then the University
of Michigan Medical Centre in Ann Arbor,
she now lives with her husband and children
in Jakarta, Indonesia....To administer
UBC's successful summer program for
senior citizens, B. Gail Riddell, BA'70,
Ma'76 has, been named coordinator of the
UBC Centre for Continuing Education's Retirement Years program....As "a writer who
happened to be in prison," Andreas P,
Schroeder, BA'70, MA'72, transformed his
experience in B.C.'s medium and low sec
urity institutes into a provocative book
Shaking It Rough: A Prison Memoir. A day
after his release, he was elected to the execu
tive of the Writers' Union of Canada.. To
help infants with developmental problems
Judy Hatch, BSN'71, is involved in a .<am
loops home-visiting program that offers as
sistance to parents as well...."Conservation
in Canada" was the subject of a recent ad
dress to the annual meeting ofthe Arc iitec
tural Conservancy by Kenneth G. Kelh
BA'71, secretary to the board of govern >rsof
Heritage Canada....Siedo Tzogoeff, B \ 71
has been appointed director, labor rel< ions
services for the Okanagan Mainline M nici
pa! Labor Relations Association. He r aws
on his experiences at Insurance Corpoi -ttion
of B.C., Molson's Breweries, and
Polysar. ..Let your fingers do the talkngis
what William Fraser, BA'72, has >een
trained to do as a court reporter. H ting
speeds of 190 words per minute, he u es a
stenotype machine to record all trial pro* eed
ings in his Prince George courtroom....J -tnes
A Schofield, BSc'72, is now with the de 'art
ment of health in Prince George.
Chronicle contributor, Geoff Ham >ck
36 Jy ■
I thi
tr^7:    MFA'75, editor of The Canadian
Magazine, has been elected to the
directors ofthe Canadian Periodical
lish rs Association. He is their "man in
. We -1'\ the nearest board member being
D<'''othy Livesay in Winnipeg....An in-
cross-country skiing may come in
>r Richard O'Brien, BCom'73, the
ional coordinator for northern B.C.
Yukon of the Canadian Red Cross
.William Maries, BA'73, is driving
Terrace....The first mining class in a
iiy school in British Columbia has
d :veloped by teacher Shaun Nerbas,
."3, in Sparwood. The course grew
three students the first year to 28 the
at this rate if it expands further, col-
Venn Read, BSc'73, will be called in to
A new face in the string section ot the
'ictoria Symphony Orchestra is Stacey K.
loal, BMus'74. A versatile performer, she
teaches recorder and violin at the Con-
ervatory of Music....Pandora's Box, a pro-
:ct to publish a national collection of chil-
's poetry, has Syd Butler, PhD'74, as its
I.C. coordinator.... At the university of New
Irunswick, Roger A. Peterson, MSc'74, has
een appointed assistant professor in the di-
ision of administration....Brooks, Alberta,
hometown of Olympic volleyball team
aptain Elizabeth Baxter, BPE'75, expressed
iride in its native daughter by presenting her
vith    an     Olympic     gold     coin     and
icroll Neither rain nor sleet nor snow will
leter Catherine F. Medisky, BA'75, the new
irogram coordinator for the Red Cross Wa-
Safety Service in Central B.C. and the
rukon. There are ice safety and winter sur
vival courses now and aquatic and small craft
programs in the  summer Former high
school math teacher, Richard N. Blake,
DEd'76, will now tackle the whole problem
in his appointment as assistant professor in
the curriculum division ofthe University of
New Brunswick's faculty of education....Linnea Offill, MLS76, is librarian at
the Kingsway branch ofthe Burnaby Public
Library....Zubeida Remtulla, MSc'76, now
makes his home in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.... Long an active 4-H member while on
the family dairy farm in Chilliwack, Bruce
Rutley, BSA'76, has been appointed regional
4-H specialist at the Dawson Creek office of
the B.C. ministry of agriculture.
Ira U In
Mr. and Mrs. Blain M. Archer, BSA'72, a
son, Michael Dean, March 31, 1976 in Penticton— Mr. and Mrs. Rocco Bonzanigo,
LLM'72, a daughter, Fabienne, June 3, 1976
in Lugano, Switzerland....Mr. and Mrs.
Sigurd G. Brynjolfson, (Virginia M. Willis,
BEd'67), a son, Kyle Arlon, October 22,
1976 in Delta....Mr. and Mrs. Doug Dodge,
(Sharon Maurer, BSc'72), a daughter,
November 4, 1976 in Williams Lake....Drs.
Duncan and Nora Etches, BSc'69, MD'74,
(Nora MacGillivray, BA'67, MD'74), a son,
David James, September 7, 1976 in New
Plymouth, New Zealand....Dr. and Mrs.
Richard C. Mansey, (Elizabeth Haig-Smillie,
BSc'66), a son, Christopher Bryan, December 21, 1976 in Hamilton, Ontario....Mr.
and Mrs. Theodore Nemetz, BA'69, LLB'72,
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* 5000 Years of Art
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Rebecca, December 28, 1976 in Vancouver....Mr. and Mrs. D.J.P. Nicholson, (Mary
Jo Anderson, LLB'66), a daughter,
Catherine Barbara, October 14, 1976 in Toronto.... Mr. and Mrs. Michael Robertson,
BASc"66, a son. Brett Michael, November
17, 1976 in Langley....Mr. and Mrs. Gerald
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BSN'69), a daughter, Tracy Lynne, July 7,
1976 in Merritt....Dr. and Mrs. H.C. George
Wong, MD'72, a son, Jonathon KwokTsuen,
November 21, 1976 in Montreal.
Ridgway-Gibson. Joy Ridgway, BEd'70, to
Simon J. Gibson, December, 1976 in West
Vancouver....Skirrow-Lewis. Dr. Margaret
H. Wort Skirrow, BSc'64, MSc'65, to Paul
Donovan Lewis, Jr.. May, 1976 in Calgary.
Dr. Skirrow will now be known as Dr.
Sharon Louise Brewster, BMus'75, December 1976, at Keremeos. Sharon was the
first graduate of the percussion program of
the UBC music school. Recently she was
teaching music in the Keremeos School District. She is survived by her parents, and two
sisters (Heather Brewster Allan, BSc'73).
William J. Broderick, BCom'58, October,
1976, in Oregon City, Oregon. He is survived
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Jean Aitchison, 32 Bentfield Drive, Prestwick;
South Africa: Kathleen Lombardi,
Applethwaite Farm, Elgin, CP.
by his wife.
David M. Carey, BASc'40, July . 1976. in
Victoria. He worked for the provincial government forest service from 1940 until his
retirement in 197I. This became a time of
learning new skills and enjoying people. He
had won the cross country race in snow and
ice in February, 1929 "much to everyone's
amazement". He is survived by his wife
Dorothy Ingram Carey, BA'30 and children.
Molly E. Cottingham, BA'27, MA'47, December, 1976, in Vancouver. A professor
emerita, she was one of B.C.'s best known
educators, teaching social studies in B.C.
and Ontario secondary schools from 1928 to
1955 before serving as head of the B.C.
Teachers' Federation. After her term, she
joined UBC's faculty of education where she
was a professor until her retirement in 1971.
General editor ofthe Curriculum Resource
Books series, she was involved in many professional societies. In 1967 she was named
B.C.'s educator of the year. For the past
several years she lived with a cousin on
Mayne Island.
Maynard E. Ellingson, BEd'64, December,
1976, in New Westminster. He had been living in Faro, Yukon, and is survived by his
wife, son and his mother, sister and brother.
Elwyn E. "Mike" Gregg, BASc'23,
November, 1976, in Vancouver. He was a
freshman when UBC was, in Arts'19, and
interrupted his studies to serve in the war. He
was half of the "Sawdust Twins", UBC's
first forestry class. He spent the next 22 years
in the B.C. Forest Service before going out
into private industry.
Henry CB. (Hal) Leitch, MASc'47, July,
1976, in Zenjan, Iran. He was on assignment
as geological consultant for Canadian Executive Service Overseas. He is survived by his
Richard M. Lendrum, BA'31, September,
1976. in Duncan. He is survived by his wife.
Edward Dewart Lewis, BA'22, April, 1975, in
Kentfield, California. He was retired from
heading the English department at the college there and is survived by his niece.
William E. Maclnnes, BA'28, August 1976, in
Nanaimo. Known far and wide as "Squid",
he had been living in Qualicum, B.C. He is
survived by a sister.
Nora Clarke Ottenberg, BA'48, (MSW, Minnesota). January, 1977, in Seattle,
Washington. While at UBC, she was active in
student politics and helped to found the
Totem Pole Park. She was a psychiatric social worker in Seattle for some years and for
the past eight, owned and operated an antiquarian book store there. She was one of
the original directors ofthe Friends of UBC,
the American counterpart of the UBC
Alumni Fund. She is survived by her husband, her mother and brother.
RobertO. Ramsden, BSA'59, April, 1976, in
Guelph, Ontario. He is survived by his wife.
P. Charles Routley, BA'39, August, 1976. in
Vancouver. He is survived by his son. John,
BA"48, MD'54.
Donald A. Thompson, LLB'50, October.
1976. in North Vancouver. He is survived by
his wife and two daughters.
Frederick D. Waters, BA'65, January, 1977 in
Vancouver. He was a member of Zeta Psi at
UBC. He was personnel manager to the B.C.
liquor administration branch. He is survived
by his father.
Gordon Sinclair Wilson, BA'30, MA'34,
November, 1976, in Vancouver. He is survived by his wife.
Some Religious Insight
I recently read with interest the rather pie;
ant and charming travelogue by Hanna KJ
sis reporting on a visit to three coumries|
the Middle East, "Along the Route of K
in the Chronicle, Winter 1976.
I suppose we can pass over his statemej
tying in an apparently all-encompassing "t
roots of civilization" with Egypt, Syria £
Jordan. But I confess to stumbling ba
when in the context of admiring the achievj
ments ofthe Canaanites, Prof. Kassis refej
to the suggestion by a distinguished sell
that "Christians learned the concept of Go|
as Father" from the Canaanites.
Normally one would have to dismiss I
as rather absurd, but the apparent endorsl
ment by an associate professor of religiol
studies at UBC puts it in a different light]
may be forgiven if I am led to wonder whj
other amazing insights Prof. Kassis pass|
on to his students.
Would he care to explain how the "concel
of God as Father" could exist in a total
pagan, idol-worshipping society in which,
states, "— fertility became the core of tl
religion —" and which centred around
and a fertility goddess?
It happens that there is a further interestii
aspect to the matter. The "distinguis
scholar" referred to but not named by Pro
Kassis is likely (I suspect) Prof. A.J. Toyii
bee who has done a masterful job of obfuscs
tion by his many descriptions (A Study <
History by Arnold J. Toynbee, Oxford Un
versity Press) of a "Syriac civilization" an
even a "Syriac religion" when in fact herel
ally is referring to the Old Testament Hei)|
rews or Judaism.
Is it possible that Prof. Kassis is exercisinj
less than critical judgement in what
chooses of Toynbee (unless, of course, it
not Toynbee he is referring to)?
Possibly Prof. Kassis knows more aboil
Christianity's roots than most of us and ma|
wish to enlighten us further?
Ralph Barer, BASc'fi
Victoria. B.CI
Hanna Kassis replies: The scholar I wi
ferring to is Otto Eissfeldt, a reputable
cal scholar, and not Toynbee. The Can-.iantii
god in question is EI whose name and mum
of whose attributes are incorporated '•
Biblical discussion of God. One should ret%
agnize that the Canaanites viewed th<
tionship of Baal and his consort in tennsM
the simple realities of the productio > dm
nurture of human life. This tender relatio«%
ship does not retard the view of G>>d i
father. Unnecessary concern about thi "v"|
tue" of Christianity and its roots contn 'nitdj
to Celsus' polemic against Christianity A.i
178-180) in which he says, "Some uv'/mf
give or hear reason about their faitl
stick to 'Ask no questions but believe'


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