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Reflections on a perfect weekend
Behind you, the Copper Room pulses with music and laughter.
Overhead, stars begin to shimmer as a curtain of darkness settles on
the surrounding mountains. It's a moment you'll long remember...
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VOLUME 28, No. 1, SPRING 1974
At Home with the Environment
Peter Ladner
Kay Alsop
Alumni Annual Giving 1973
Clive Cocking
Showcase of Medical Education
or Bureaucratic Power
Trip? John Braddock
EDITOR Clive Cocking, BA'62
COVER Peter Lynde
Alumni Media (604-688-6819)
Editorial Committee
Dr. Erich Vogt, (BSc, MSc, Manitoba), (PhD, Princeton);
chairman; Mrs. R.W. Wellwood, BA'51, past chairman.
Robert Dundas, BASc'48; Mrs. F. Field, BA'42; Harry
Franklin, BA'49; Geoff Hancock, BFA'73; Dr. Joseph
Katz, (BA.MEd, Manitoba), (PhD, Chicago); Ian Mac-
Alpine, LLB'71; Robert McConnell, BA'64; Murray
McMillan, Arts 4; Mrs. Bel Nemetz, BA'35; Dr. Ross
Stewart, BA'46, MA'48, (PhD, Washington);
Published quarterly by the Alumni Association ot the University of British
Cecil Green Park, 6251 N.W. Marine Dr., Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1A6. (604-
228-3313). SUBSCRIPTIONS: The Alumni Chronicle is sent to all alumni
of the university. Non-alumni subscriptions are available at $3 a year,
students $1 a year. ADDRESS CHANGES: Send new address, with old
address label if available, to UBC Alumni Records, 6251 N.W. Marine
Dr.. Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1A6.
Postage paid at the Third Class rate Permit No. 2067
Member American Alumni Council.
Stewart Udall, Secretary of
the Interior under U.S.
Presidents Kennedy and
Johnson, has been one
of the leaders of the
environmental movement
for the past decade.
Reserve your tickets now to
hear Stewart Udall on this
important topic at the
Alumni Annual Dinner
Wednesday, May 15,
Hotel Vancouver, 6 pm.
Please send me    tickets at $7.75 each.
Enclosed is a cheque for$ (payable to
the UBC Alumni Assoc.)
Mail to: Alumni Association
6251 NW Marine Dr
Vancouver V6T 1A6    (228-3313) Candidates for President, 1974-75
Chuck Campbell
Charles Campbell, BA'7l.
Alumni Activities: first vice-
president, 1973-74; third vice-
president, 1972-73; AMS representative, member-at-large,
1969-72; chairman, graduate
opinion survey; member, government relations, branches,
awards & scholarships, student affairs committees;
member, alumni report committees on tenure and university governance. Campus:
AMS treasurer; president,
Arts Undergraduate Society;
member, AMS finance, SUB
management, men's athletics
committees. Community:
treasurer & director, Vancouver unit, American Contract Bridge League.
Occupation: chartered accountant; supervisor, De-
loitte, Haskins & Sells, Vancouver.
Over the past several years the
University of British Columbia
Alumni Association has become increasingly involved in
issues affecting both UBC and
higher education in general.
Tenure, university governance, the Point Grey cliff erosion problem and the future of
the endowment lands are matters on which your association
has advanced the perspective
of the university and its
At the same time we have
brought the association and the
university closer to vastly increased numbers of alumni
through our revitalized
branches and divisions, the
Young Alumni Club, the survey of graduate opinion and
other new programs. Financial
assistance through scholarships and bursaries, to special
student projects such as the
"Wally Wagon" and the tutorial centre, and to student athletics has continued to grow.
UBC faces two particular
challenges in the year ahead —
Victoria's new attitude toward
universities and the retirement
of  President   Walter  Gage.
-cont. col. I, p.S
Peter Uitdenbosch
Peter   Uitdenbosch,   FQEd
(Holland), BCom'68. Alumni
Activities: member-at-large,
1972-74; chairman, branches
committee, 1972-74; chairman,
Age of Gage committee; executive member, Young
Alumni Club, 1968-72.
Campus: president, Commerce Undergraduate Society,
1967-68; executive member,
CUS, 1966-67; member AMS
council and finance committee,
1967-68. Community: treasurer, Netherlands Businessmen's Assoc, 1972-
73; active in community services since 1968. Occupation: (teacher and school
principal in Holland before
moving to Canada); realtor,
Macaulay, Nicolls & Mait-
land, Vancouver.
New Directions -
This is a time in which the relevance of the university in contemporary society is being
challenged in many quarters by
the community at large and
especially by the government.
The traditional structure of the
university no longer appears to
meet the needs of the community.
This raises serious questions
about the relevance of our
Alumni Association. Are we to
continue to be a social club
gathering to recapture the
memories of our college days
or do we have a role to play in
the changes that are coming
and which are going to have
such a profound effect on the
university whose interests we
are pledged to serve. In my
view we can either cooperate
with the forces of change and
hope to influence these
changes constructively — or
we carry on supporting the
status quo (in which case we
will gradually become an irrelevant appendage to the system).
If we are to choose the
former   course;   then   two
-cont. col.2, p.S - Campbell cont.
These challenges offer increased opportunity for concerned alumni to make a contribution both to the university
and to the broader society.
To accomplish this, while
expanding our continuing
programs, the Alumni Association will need strong, experienced leadership and an executive that works well together.
1 believe I can provide this
and ask your support.
- Uitdenbosch com.
changes are necessary:
1) Our government relations
should be considered our
most important function
and should be strengthened
and supported by the addition of senior people.
2) In order to function most
effectively the Alumni Association should investigate the possibility of becoming independent of the
university and financially
Candidates for
Members-at-large, 1974-76
Judy Atkinson
Judith Mary Shark Atkinson,
BA'65, BLS'69. Alumni Activities: library science degree
representative, Boardof Management, 1969-72; past
member, government relations, higher education opportunities, nominations committees. Campus: university clubs
committee; Choral Society; in-
tramurals; executive member,
librarianship student society;
Beta Phi Mu (librarianship
honourary society); Fort
Camp Annual staff. Occupation: librarian; (associate of the Library Association of Australia); assistant
head. Sedgwick Library,
Joy Fera
M.Joy Ward Fera, BRE'72.
Campus: member-at-large,
Women's Athletic Directorate; ski team. World Student
Games.  1972: Big Block (4);
participant. Crossroad International, Barbados, 1971.
Community: Vancouver Committee for Canadian Crossroads International; captain,
Richmond Seafair girls ice
hockey team. Occupation:
member. Professional Recreation Society of B.C.; recreation therapist, George Derby
Mike Ferrie
W. Michael Ferrie, BCom'53.
Alumni Activities: president,
Commerce Alumni Association: past member, commerce
curriculum committee; past
member, commerce faculty
council; business coordinator, commerce faculty-
student-businessmen luncheon
series. Community: past president. United Good Neighbour
Society (United Way New
Westminster-Lower Fraser
Valley); chairman, BCIT industrial relations advisory
board; New Westminster
Chamber of Commerce: Industrial Relations Management Assoc. Occupation:
assistant vice-president, personnel. Scott Paper Ltd.
Fraser Hodge
Fraser      Douglas      Hodge,
BASc'69. Alumni Activities:
AMS representative to board
of management. 1969-70.
Campus: president, Engineering Undergraduate Society,
1968-69; Alma Mater Society
president, 1969-70. Community: member, Simon Fraser
University senate and board
of governors, 1970-72; committee member, Canadian Association Airline Pilots Association. Occupation: pilot,
John Hunt
John    E.     Hunt,     MD'58.
Campus: Big Block. Community: lecturer in sports
medicine, UBC; orthopedic
consultant, SFU; medical consultant, Coquitlam Recreation
Centre; medical chairman,
Canada Games, summer '73;
chairman, B.C. Medical As
sociation, athletic and recreation committee. Occupation:
orthopedic surgeon, FRCS
Robert Johnson
Robert W. Johnson, BA'63
LLB'67. Alumni Activities:
president, Young Alumni
Club, 1969-71; chairman,
awards & scholarships committee,    1972-74;   member-at-
large, 1972-74; member, student affairs committee.
Campus: Beta Theta Pi; captain, UBC squash team,
1965-67; law school legal aid
chairman, 1966-67; Big Block;
secretary, Men's Athletic
Assoc. Community: league
chairman, B.C. Lawn Tennis
Assoc, 1968-69; program
coordinator, Can. Davis Cup
Committee, 1972; secretary,
family law subsection, Can.
Bar Assoc, 1971. Occupation:
lawyer; Johnson, McCrae &
Barbara Milroy
Barbara     Brown     Milroy,
BHE'51. Alumni Activities:
member-at-large, 1972-74.
Community: volunteer work.
Occupation: housewife.
Pat Parker
Patrick E. Parker, BCom'68,
MBA'69. Alumni Activities:
vice-president. Commerce
Alumni Association, 1973-74;
past member-at-large, Commerce Alumni; alumni chairman, commerce faculty caucus
and curriculum committee.
Campus: officer, Phi Gamma
Delta; football; intramural athletics; vice-president, UBC
Liberals; commerce student
committees. Community:
active member. Variety Club
of Western Canada; YMCA;
board of directors. Keg Restaurants Ltd. Occupation:
operations manager, McDonalds Restaurants of Western Canada.
Continued John Parks
John Michael Parks, BCom'70,
LLB'71.   Alumni  Activities:
chairman, Reunion Days,
1973; vice-chairman, branches
committee, 1973-74; member-
at-large, 1973-74; member,
Young Alumni Club executive, 1972-73. Campus:
Commerce Undergraduate
Society council; treasurer,
Law Students Association;
prosecutor, AMS student
court. Community: Canadian
Bar Assoc, B.C. Law Society; Vancouver Bar Assoc;
secretary, Young Lawyers
branch, B.C. Law Society; director, Lawyer's Inn;
member, commercial law &
taxation sections, B.C. Law
Society. Occupation: lawyer;
MacRae, Montgomery, Spring
& Cunningham.
Bob Smith
Robert J. Smith, BCom'68,
MBA'71. Alumni Activities:
member, Age of Gage committee, 1971; member, branches
committee, 1973-74. Campus:
vice-president, Commerce
Undergraduate Society,
1967-68; president, Industrial
Relations Option Club,
1966-67; member, commerce
student-faculty liason committee, 1967-68. Community:
member, B.C. Regional Booksellers Association; member,
National Association of College Stores. Occupation:
manager, UBC Bookstore.
Oscar Sziklai
Oscar Sziklai, BSF (Sopron,
Hungary), MF'61, PhD'64.
Alumni Activities: co-author of
Foresters in Exile, the story of
the Sopron Forestry School
gradutes. Campus: member,
campus landscape committee,
1970-73; member, Life Sciences Council, 1971-72;
Community: Institute of
Forestry-Vancouver section,
director, 1972-73, chairman,
1971-72, vice-chairman, membership chairman, 1969-70,
program chairman, 1968-69;
group chairman, Junior Forest
Wardens of Canada, 1966-67.
Occupation: B.C. registered
forester; professor of forest
genetics, UBC.
Robert Tait
Roberts. Tait, P.Ag., BSA'48,
(Calgary Normal School, permanent teaching certificate).
Alumni Activities: degree representative, 1972-73. Occupation: consultant specializing
in agronomy and overhead
irrigation designing; former
general manager, agricultural
equipment manufacturing
firm. Community: member and
past president, B.C. Institute
of Agrologists; member and
past director, Agricultural Institute of Canada; charter
member and past director
C.S.A.E.; member, Am. Soc.
Ag. Eng.
Officers 1974-75
The following officers for
1974-75 were elected
by acclamation
Ken Brawner
First Vice-president
Kenneth L. Brawner, BA'57,
LLB'58. Alumni Activities:
member-at-large 1971-73;
Alumni Fund campaign chairman, 1971; deputy chairman,
1970; executive member,
Alumni Fund committee; chairman, government relations
committee. Occupation: lawyer; Brawner, Speton, Phillips
and Stinson.
James Denholme
Second Vice-president
James L. Denholme, BASc'56.
Alumni Activities: past chairman, alumni allocations committee; member-at-large, 1972-
74. Occupation: certified general accountant; professional
engineer; principal, Denholme & Co. Community:
past president, Certified General Accountants Association
of B.C.; first vice-president,
Sunny Hill Hospital; former
vice-chairman, Prince George
Regional Hospital Board;
program director, Junior
Achievement of B.C., 1962-65.
Bernie Treasurer Come with us to San Francisco.
And in a couple of hours you can
be living it up. Without putting much
Just $34.60 each buys two of you
a room for two nights in a choice hotel.
A cruise around the incredible Bay.
A round trip on the clanging
A refreshing cocktail atop a
famous hotel.
And a $5 credit each at any of nine
great restaurants.
All this and San Francisco.
For just $34.60 each, plus airfare.
Call your travel agent. Or CP Air.
Then whisk away on one of our
bright orange CP Air jets. Any day
of the week.
And add a little color to your life.
Ormngm Is Bmmutlful.
H Third Vice-president
R.   B.   (Bernie)   Treasurer,
BCom'58. Alumni Activities:
president, commerce alumni
division; treasurer, 1973-74.
Community: past secretary,
Men's Canadian Club, Vancouver; Junior Achievement.
Occupation: chartered accountant; controller, A. J.
Forsyth & Co.
Paul Hazell
Paul Hazell, BCom'60. Alumni
Activities: chairman, Alumni
Fund, 1973-74; University Resources Council, 1973-74;
President's Aquatic Facility
fund-raising advisory committee; UBC Commerce/Engineering Fund. Campus:
vice-president. NFCUS,
1959-60; Lambda Chi Alpha;
president, Society for Advancement of Management,
1959-60. Community: education committee, Certified General Accountants of B.C.; taxation committee, B.C. - Yukon
Chamber of Mines. Occupation: certified general accountant; deputy comptroller,
Yorkshire Trust.
The board of management
will appoint two alumni to
till current vacancies in this
Don Currie
Donald J. Currie, BCom'6l.
A lumni A ctivities: government
relations committee; nominations committee; treasurer,
1971-73; chairman, bylaw revision    committee,    1971 -72;
Alumni Fund executive
member, 1971-73; president,
alumni commerce division,
1970-71, reunions chairman,
1967, 1968. Campus: Phi
Gamma Delta; Grad Class
treasurer; chairman, Frosh
special events committee.
Occupation: manager, market
planning and development —
forest products, Balfour Guthrie (Canada) Ltd, Vancouver.
Community: United Church
elder; church board member,
1967-70; youth leader, 1963-69;
Junior Achievement advisor
David Dale-Johnson
David Dale-Johnson, BA'69.
Alumni Activities: past chairman, Young Alumni Club;
member, branches committee;
member, higher education
committee. Campus: Alpha
Delta Phi; inter-fraternity
council; commerce faculty
committee on part-time study
and continuing education.
Occupation: master's student,
urban land economics.
Ed Fukushima
Edwin K. Fukushima,  DMD
'69. Alumni Activities: degree
representative, 1971-73: member, higher education opportunities committee 1971-73;
member. Master Teacher's
Award committee and special
events committee 1972-73.
Occupation: private dental
practice in Vancouver; part-
time instructor UBC Faculty
of Dentistry. Community:
committee work with College
of Dental Surgeons of B.C.
David Grahame
David Grahame, BA'69.
Alumni Activities: chairman,
awards & scholarships, student affairs, and squash committees; member, special
events committee. Campus:
coordinator of activities;
chairman, student union building management committee.
Occupation: chartered accountant, Deloitte, Haskins,
& Sells.
Charles Hulton
Charles Hulton, BSc'70.
Alumni Activities: degree representative, 1972-73; member
government relations committee. Campus: science undergraduate committee, Brock
Hall art committee, Ubyssey
staff. Community: treasurer
and trustee, St. John's Shaughnessy; committee member,
Vancouver Lawn Tennis
Club; treasurer, Vancouver
South Conservative campaign
committee. Occupation:
accountant, Peat, Marwick,
Helen McCrae
Helen McCrae, (BA. Toronto),
MSW'49. Alumni Activities:
degree representative, 1971-
73. Occupation: retired, former Dean of Women and pro
fessor of social work, UBC.
Community: 1973-74 board
member YWCA (Van.); Eliz.
Fry Society; Multiple Sclerosis Society (B.C.); past-
president Vancouver Sorop-
tomist Club; member, Vanier
Institute, Canadian Council on
Social Development, Canadian Association of Social
Workers, educational advisory
committee (Vancouver Foundation), University Women's
Don MacKay
Donald MacKay, BA'55.
Alumni Activities: Alumni
Fund deputy chairman, 1971-
72; chairman, 1972-73. Campus: Varsity Outdoor Club;
intramural sports. Community: Vancouver Board of
Trade; community recreation
and youth work. Occupation:
western sales manager, ERCO
Industries Ltd.
Liz Wilmot
Elizabeth   Travers   Wilmot,
BSR'66, Alumni Activities:
degree representative, 1972-
73; member, nominations
committee. Campus: Delta
Gamma; co-chairman, leadership conference and song-fest.
Community: board of directors. Province of Quebec
Physiotherapists Incorp.
Occupation: part-time physio
and occupational therapist,
Jericho Hill school, d THE
At Home
With The
Peter Ladner explores
a new way of living
Everywhere the talk is of the energy
crisis. The shortage explosion. A shortage in the United States, or a cutback in
Kuwait, and suddenly, newly aware of a
chain of pipes, ships and trucks between
us and Somewhere-else, we huddle by
our fireplaces and start wondering
where the wood came from. And the
electricity, and the water, and where the
garbage goes, and how our body wastes
defy physical laws and just disappear when we flush the toilet.
Gradually, oh so slowly, the catchwords of ecologists start creeping into
politicians' speeches — "diversity",
"decentralization", "stability", "self-
Home may be where the heart is, but
the blood is nourished from California
fruit-fields, the stomach is filled from
prairie silos, and the feet are warmed by
the Peace River.
An eco-house is a way of bringing it
all back home. Ideally, an eco-house
heats itself, powers itself, gathers water
itself, consumes its own wastes and
feeds its inhabitants. Totally independent and totally connected, but to the
environment, not to a sprawling technological system.
An eco-house accepts its natural surroundings, then seeks out the energies
flowing around it and channels them
into useful services. Its roof welcomes
the rain, brings it inside to be drunk and
to help clean and to store heat. The
warmth of the sun is brought in the windows to heat rooms and grow vegetables. The wind passing over it turns
generators to give light. The wastes of
its occupants decompose naturally to
give off methane gas for cooking heat
and a clean, rich sludge for fertilizer.
Water let out the kitchen drain flows
back to rinse out the toilet.
Around and around, with as little as
possible diverted from natural cycles.
The better the design, the more this
human living system takes on the features of natural systems — a life that is
simple, regenerating, reliable, harmonious and stable. And, of course,
One eco-house experimenter points
out, "Even with all the extraordinary
energy we're bringing into our lives
from outside ourselves — burning all
these fossil fuels, mass production and
the like — we're still working our asses
off." Maybe we should be taking less.
All animals live in eco-houses and all
non-industrialized people live in eco-
houses. The difference is that the new
wave of eco-houses must somehow accommodate ecological living to today's
realities: the relative overpopulation of
our species, our closed-quarter living
conditions, and our technological heritage. We just can't all step outside our
homes and chop down the nearest tree
for natural firewood anymore.
Having used up our legacy of fossil
fuels to develop sophisticated techniques for doing more with less, we might
as well use this technology to get us out
of this latest and biggest predicament.
For example, as Dino Rapanos,
UBC assistant professor architecture,
points out, "technology has made available ways of recycling sewage, but
even though fertilizer prices are
skyrocketting, we dump this most valuable resource into the ocean."
Professor Rapanos, along with a
number of UBC architecture students,
has been experimenting for the past few
years with ideas for shelters for our new
world of limits.
"The way we're going now is very
unrealistic. The conditions under which
we are building now are radically different from what they were even ten years
ago. Because our everyday lives have to
change, the buildings which support our
lives have to change. No longer can we
lock the door, crap in private, flush it
away and forget about it. Taken to the
limits of absurdity, you may have to
crap before you can have heat to cook
your breakfast."
Conventional wisdom may now be reluctantly saluting energy conservation,
but most designers are still living in an
unconsciously wasteful world.
"Glass buildings in this climate are
enormously wasteful," Prof. Rapanos
says. "Any building treated equally on
all four sides doesn't recognize climatic
circumstances: the south side gets the
sun; the north side doesn't."
Essentially what an eco-house does is
to tie in a person's life to his own support systems.
The basic needs for any home in our
culture are heat, water, waste disposal,
and power. Here's how a theoretical
eco-house could handle these needs.
(The ideas developed by the architectural students are for a specific coastal
location in B.C.).
The physical structure could be built
from recycled materials such as sulfur,
commonly left over from mining processes, a technique developed by a research team from McGill University.
Interlocking sulfur blocks are cheap,
have high bonding strength, impermeability to water, good insulation value,
and can be recycled simply by melting
them down and pouring them into new
UBC architecture student Brad
Cooper has adopted the "rammed
earth" technique for a house he designed — earth walls are rammed from
above until they have a concrete-hard
finish. He also suggests using stone,
"garbage" such as driftwood, old
bridge timbers or old railroad ties creatively assembled, ferro-concrete, and
even foam plastics.
For heat, the south-facing wall could
have several layers of glass over it, with
a space behind to catch the sun's heat
(the greenhouse effect). The heat would
be absorbed onto a blackened surface
coating an air duct in which the air
would be heated and circulated around
the house. The wall could be made of
concrete to absorb and retain the heat
during the night.
St. George's school in Wallasey,
England, (at 53c N. latitude and in
a maritime climate similar to Vancouver's) is kept warm almost entire- Seed money for
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Your degree and the
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between now and then.
With a loan now—which
you can pay us back as
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At present, eligible professions indude:
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ly by solar heat entering through a
large double-paned glass wall on the
south side. The only other source of
heat comes from the occupants and the
Power could come from the wind.
The National Research Council in Ottawa has developed a windmill for
household use that advocates say any
unskilled person can build for about
$100. With reasonable winds and conservative use of energy (sorry, no hair
dryers) it can supply a small
household's power needs.
Architecture student Ralph Sonen
developed a power supply system for a
small community using mainly wind
power generated by three 25-foot
diameter windmills. In the sunny summer, the supply would be backed up by
a solar steam generator and in the wet
winter a small creek would turn a water
wheel. The solar heat generator is simply a parabolic mirror, like an umbrella,
that focuses the sun's energy to a single
point, where it boils water to produce
steam to turn over a small generator.
Water in our climate is no problem,
although its use could be drastically reduced by such features as a water-
recyling shower that uses a foot-pump
to push wastewater back up through the
spray nozzle.
Architecture student Mineo Tanaka
uses a foot-pump on a toilet in his integrated water-sewage system. The toilet
flushes when the user steps on a small
foot-pump that shoots a quick blast of
water onto dumpings deposited on a dry
surface. The water used for this flushing
comes from sink drains, and then moves
on from the toilet into a solar-heated
digestor that produces methane (a
natural byproduct of organic decomposition with properties very similar to
propane). After passing through the
methane digestor, the water flows into
outdoor lagoons for further decomposition before irrigating the gardens.
Tanaka calculates that the wastes
from 100 chickens, 10 goats and 50 humans passing through his digestor will
provide enough methane to cook for the
50 people, with the help of centralized
cooking and improved oven designs and
cooking methods.
If water shortage becomes a problem,
another student, Gordon Turnbull, who
looked into gardening needs for a small
ecological community, says soap water
can be used as a pesticide. He estimates
his planned 18-acre garden area for
fruits, vegetables and grains, together
with chickens and goats, can come
"pretty close" to supporting 50 people.
Hopefully the work of these architecture students will be tested in a small
village to be built on 87 acres of fairly
rugged land near Vancouver. Negotiations for the land are still underway, but
if they are successful, B.C. could have
its   first   ecologically   self-contained
One such community is already underway in Ontario. Greg Allen, an
aerospace engineer and former UBC
architecture student now working for
Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation, has designed and is already
building a household waste disposal
system to produce methane gas for an
agricultural dairy on Amherst Island in
Lake Ontario. There 20 people are
gradually putting together a self-
contained village, but of course local
climatic differences and available resources will make it different from the
B.C. effort.
Figuring out what methods work best
for each local situation is a big challenge
for any ecological builder. Pick up any
back-to-the earth magazine or book and
you'll be snowed by pictures, plans and
articles on home-made windmills, batteries for storing wind power, parabolic
solar cookers in Arizona, solar heaters
for the Pyrenees, tidal power in
Maine, and 15 approaches to building
your own  truly  organic water-wheel.
Doug Aberley and Marie Lauzier,
first-year students at UBC's School of
Community and Regional Planning,
think they might have a way to steer
through this maze. If their research
scheme works out, you'll be able to put
a finger on any place on a map of
Canada, and knowing the climatic and
physiographic features of the area
(they've divided the country into 20
physiographic areas such as coastal
lowlands, upland plateaux, mountains),
you'll know from their charts what
"eco-technology" is best suited for
your area. They're also trying to work
out the benefits of a village-scale
economy to see how a relatively contained "tribal" community could manage economically.
If they can convince the planning
school of the value of their endeavour
they hope to pack a portable dome, a
solar water heater, a model methane
generating system and maybe a small
wind generator into Doug's van and
head off across Canada to test them for
a week at a time in different areas next
This is very much like Greg Allen's
vision of building a prototype eco-
home, or maybe several different ones
across Canada, and setting them up in
display centres (science fairs and expositions) to show people what can be
Allen is insistent that whatever technology is used must be as simple as possible "Every man should have the ability to look at his own game of survival,
and with a human-scale technology,
make survival a very simple routine,
like Thoreau's Walden." If you can't do
it yourself, it has missed the point.
To him an eco-house is not just a bet- ter way of doing what we are already
doing, but a revolutionary way of using
simple technology to liberate man.
"The way society works now, it's in
each man's vested interest to keep his
fellow-man hooked on a service or a
need he creates. The eco-house can
break up this economic interdependence to give each man real freedom. If
you recycle your own wastes you don't
need to depend on the people who run
the sewage system."
With hydroponic gardening (indoor
gardens without soils, using recycled
nutrients) you can bring food production into the household and eliminate
the dependence on a food industry that
is increasingly inefficient (the rate of inputs into the soil is growing faster than
the yield). "The time is ripe," he says,
"for everyone to start playing around
with these now."
These are exactly the sentiments of
Doug Aberley and Marie Lauzier.
"The basic tenet of our research is that
we can't live this way any longer," says
Aberley. "We're trying to open up
some more choices." Aberley, new in
B.C. from a year-long sojourn in a tipi
village near Sebastopol, California,
can't understand why more people here
aren't doing this kind of work. Self-
contained villages are already well underway in several places in the U.S.
Graham  Caine,   the   golden   boy   of
ecological building, an English architecture student, is now living in the
first-ever eco-house (built for less than
$2,000) on the corner of an athletic field
in Greenwick, England, relying only on
backup supplies of water, fuel and some
foods from the outside society.
After several years of research into
local conditions, Dino Rapanos is ready
too: "It's terribly important that we
start to build a full-size experiment to be
lived in and appraised." But right now
there are no resources, facilities or
money to build these things. Why not?
"Dammed if I know," muses Greg
Allen. "It seems to be ingrained in
Canadian history to take things as they
come. Most of us will have to get cold or
hungry before we believe there's going
to be an energy or food crisis."
He also thinks there's a split between
those who do and those who know:
"Usually you've got people with lots of
ideas and no practical expertise, or lots
of expertise and no ideas." He points
out that most of the actual building in
this field in North America is being done
outside the universities. "The obligations of the universities are created out
of tradition, not out of our present situation." One exception is the University
of California at Berkeley, which has an
ecological building program in its curriculum.
Of course we in B.C. are fairly com
placent about the collapse of The Way
Things Are compared with the anxiety
of many people in more industrialized
areas like eastern Canada and California. We have only just moved in out of
the cold wet woods into our gleaming
cities and towns and we're still sitting on
enough coal and gas and hydro power to
theoretically keep our lights burning
long after they've gone out elsewhere.
Canada is in the same position relative
to the rest of the world.
It's also an economic problem. Why
chase after these unproven,
materially-constricting life-styles when
it's still cheaper to mine our resources,
keep living the old way, and we can get
rich quick on the side? Perhaps not until
recycling sewage is cheaper than mining
more fertilizer, will recycling win the
The problem is that that day may
come too late for us to work out our own
answers or even any answers. We may
be sheltered now from the first rumblings of the shortage storm in the rest of
the world, but sooner or later we will
have to face up to the great Ecological
Reckoning. When we do, well-
developed ecological building techniques might be one of the best ways we
could have to soften the blow. D
Peter Ladner, BA'70, is a Vancouver
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The trouble with Pat Thorn is, people
keep seeing her in different lights, depending upon where they sit. I mean,
look at her now, what do you see? A
handsome, happy, pantsuited grandma,
right? That's what you think.
Some of her associates see her as a
dreamer — others see only her hard-
headed tenacity...
Wiley Thorn, registrar of the Vancouver Art Gallery, sees her first thing
in the morning and last thing at night,
and he's not telling...
She sees herself as bossy. But there is
a horde of women who look on her as —
well, if fairy godmother sounds too
schmaltzy — the goad that got them
back into active living...
Manpower and its minister, the Honourable Robert Andras, regards her, no
doubt, as a particularly pesky burr-
under-the-saddle. And those who knew
her when, credit her with being the best
do-it-yourself kit on the market. At
makeovers, that is.
Pat Thorn, who is director of daytime
programs for UBC's Centre for Continuing Education, believes in changing
your life if it doesn't suit you. She tells
everybody — individual women,
clutches of them, and whole auditoriums full. Listen, she tells them,
don't just sit there. You can do it.
How come she's so sure? She did it
See, once upon a time — it was 1957
and she was 44 years old — she got up
one morning, looked in the mirror, and
didn't like what she saw: a blue-rinsed
Edmonton socialite married to a successful doctor, mother of two sons and a
daughter, clubwoman, do-gooder,
party-giver, and weekend skier. She
was bored out of her mind.
She'd grown up in Victoria but had
taken her BSc in Home Economics at
the University of Alberta, graduated
from there in 1934, married the same
year, started having babies and cleaning
ladies and the girls in for bridge, loaned
herself out to committees and good
works — your typical matron, right address, right clubs, right on — yet, that
morning in 1957, she finally had to admit
that, for her, it wasn't right. She simply
wasn't happy. She wanted something
more — a re-entry into the world of
ideas. University.
But the thought of it terrified her. Oh,
not the studying. She'd always read a
lot, and it never really occurred to her
that she wouldn't be able to keep up
with assignments. "But it sure as hell
occurred to me that I'd look like an
awful fool sitting — there in class, the
only adult amongst all my children's
She took the easy way out, signed up
for three full courses, but didn't take
them for credit. "All that work. Can
you imagine? But I was totally lacking
in confidence. 1 finally had to be convinced that I could go on."
At the insistence of friends, she took
some psychology tests to try to ascertain her goals and abilities, was advised
to go for a master's in psychology.
(She'd taken psych back in 1931 so she
was able to go in as a special student,
concentrate on that subject alone for a
couple of years until she caught up
enough that she could go in as a
graduate student and eventually write
her thesis).
She earned her fees by working part-
time in a dress shop, although she continued to live at home, dutiful housewife
dusk to dawn. "I could have let my
husband pay for my tuition, but for
some reason I wanted to do this on my
Quite honestly, she'd only been seeking ways to expand and enrich her old
life. Part-time student, that's all she intended to be. What she never anticipated was that new ideas would cut her
off from her old life. But that's what
happened. Friends gradually stopped
calling her to go bowling. Clubs gave up
expecting her to attend committee meetings. Her husband reminded her that
she hadn't been able to go to the Simpsons, or the Rotary Club luncheon, last
time either.
"That's when you realize that you're
15 "I'd been a reliable, mature
wife and mother for nearly
20 years. But I really think I
only grew up when I went
out to work."
"Men don't understand
that it's terribly difficult for
a woman, in middle age, to
cross over from the kitchen
to the market place."
not part-time anything any more.
You're full-time student. And there's
no turning back."
She'd switched midway from industrial psychology ("an open sesame to
employment, but I figured no company
would hire a 51 year-old woman on account of pension schemes") to clinical
psychology, and got a job, after graduation, doing special testing in the
university's psychology department.
That, like Robert Frost's other road,
made all the difference.
"The Dean of Arts there didn't give a
damn how old you were, or whether you
were male or female. If you had any
intelligence you got a chance to use it."
She spent a year there, learning how
psychology can help people change
their lives — and at that point changed
her own. She separated from her husband, went to work doing diagnostic assessments and teaching in the psychiatric ward of the university hospital.
"I would say, looking back, that sure
I'd been a reliable, mature wife and
mother for nearly 20 years. But I really
think I only grew up when I went out to
work. I believe that women are cheated
who don't have the chance to make it on
their own in the world of work, because
having to stand on your own two feet,
taking orders, shouldering responsibility, is the best education, the most valuable learning experience in the world.
But to a woman sheltered by years of
domesticity it can be a traumatic thing.
Men don't understand that it's terribly
difficult for a woman, in middle age, to
cross over from the kitchen to the market place, whether she's doing it from
economic necessity or to stimulate her
mental development and self-respect."
Pat Thorn was working as a student
counsellor at Simon Fraser University
when U BC hired her as the first director
of its newly-initiated daytime programs
for women, a one-of-a-kind in Canada.
Her office now is flooded with inquiries
for how-to information, from colleges
wanted to duplicate the set-up. "What
do you do?" they want to know. She
laughs. Actually, she's molded the job
to suit her. She functions like a broody
hen, constantly hatching schemes to
help women recontour their lives.
Originally, it was planned that she'd
handle non-credit courses for women
looking for time-fillers. But it was in
1968, remember, that the Royal Commission began trooping across the country digging up data on the status of
women, and Pat, her ear to the ground,
twigged that this just might be the dawning of a new era, that women might become aroused enough to demand
changes - political, social and
economic, and if this was so, then
somebody'd better plan a get-together
to plot strategy. She started planning a
The report came out in December,
1970. Exactly one month later so many
women stormed the all-day conference
co-sponsored by the Centre for Continuing Education and the University
Women's Club that they had to sit on
the stairs to hear commission chairman
Florence Bird explain their findings.
That was the first such conference to be
held in the country. Out of that grew the
1,000-member Vancouver Status of
Women Council, acknowledged to be
one of the most active in Canada.
Former president Joan Wallace, who
has worked closely with Pat for the betterment of conditions for women in
B.C. and who credits Mrs. Thorn with
being "the mother of the council", says
she has an instinctive feeling for knowing when the time is ripe for a new type
of program. "She's pioneered a lot of
ideas that have subsequently been
picked up by other colleges and universities. The only problem is that Pat gets
the idea first, runs with it, and then tries
to figure how to inveigle the necessary
funding to back it. It's not always easy,
but she always manages somehow to
wangle it."
"That's right — to Pat the concept is
all-important. She simply refuses to
recognize road blocks," agrees Anita
Hagen, assigned by Pat to organize last
year's successful Western Opportunities Conference for Women attended by more than 300 delegates from
the four western provinces and two
northern territories. Sponsored jointly
by the UBC Centre for Continuing
Education and the Vancouver Status of
Women, it was financed by grants from
Manpower and the Secretary of State's
Department, neither of which is known
to be too free with conference grants.
Pat had to do some talking.
It's money — the lack of it — which
riles Pat Thorn. "Do you know how
much money is allotted through the Secretary of State's Department for
women's programs for all of Canada?
$200,000. There's some $10 million for
natives, $7 million for multiculturalism
and citizenship programs, but for
women, only $200,000. God, you know,
the  status group  here  in  Vancouver
alone could use that much. I could use it
here at UBC in a flash, there's so much
to be done."
The centre's roll call for 1972-73
shows some 2,213 students, provided
with 80 to 100 courses including conferences and workshops, on a very tight
One of her innovations, the Women's
Resource Centre, opened January 1,
1973, with part-time coordinator Anne
Ironside providing counselling and information to women wanting to explore
possible options for personal growth, as
well as career or vocational opportunities. "They just don't know how to
go about plugging themselves into the
system,"says Mrs. Ironside.
In the first year of its operation over
1,000 women were given counselling in
groups, more than 100 were interviewed
privately. The office is going to have to
close its doors in June unless additional
funding can be found to keep it going.
Last December Pat Thorn, Betsy
McDonald, an instructor at Vancouver
City College, and Alice James, current
president of the Vancouver Status of
Women, knocked on Manpower Minister Robert Andras' door with a brief,
protesting that his department perpetuates women's second class position
through its own male-oriented counselling, training and placement practices.
"Because women in our culture are still
chiefly responsible for child-raising, allowance must be made for their late
entry, or re-entry, into the work force,"
they said. "Training or retraining must
be provided when they need it, together
with part-time work, and special
facilities for women in rural areas where
required. Manpower must become an
agent of change, actively working for
women, not against them."
It's Pat's belief that Canada could
take a leaf from Chairman Mao's little
red book. During a three-week tour of
the People's Republic of China last
spring (part of her horizon-broadening
program and sponsored by the Centre
for Continuing Education) she met and
talked with Chinese women, saw that
they are totally accepted into the society because of their contribution to the
work force and therefore to the
economic structure of the country. She
marvelled at their composure,
confidence and their desire for self-
improvement. "Why not?" she says.
"It was the Chairman himself who said
that 'women hold up half the sky'."
She knows that the Chinese model
wouldn't work over here — but that particular philosophy was exactly her cup
of tea. It's what she's been preaching
and practising all along. Having found
her own place in the sun, Pat Thorn
figures it's her job to give a leg up to any
other woman who wants to join her. a
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Alumni Annual
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The focus of the UBC Alumni Fund has
traditionally been on providing financial
aid to enrich the academic lives of students. And thanks to the many generous
donations from alumni and friends of
the University to the 1973 Alumni Fund
this will continue to be the focus.
This support will make it possible for
more than 250 students to receive
alumni scholarships and bursaries for
the next academic year.
"We feel that in these inflationary
times financial aid to students is more
important than ever," said Paul Hazell,
BCom'60, 1973 Alumni Fund chairman. "We'd like to thank all the people
who gave to the fund last year and we
hope that the fund will experience the
same level of generosity this year. Students will always need a helping hand
and it's appropriate that alumni should
extend that hand."
A varied campaign raised a total of
$320,600 in Alumni Annual Giving last
year. The Alumni Fund is currently
committed to providing $61,250 toward
the support of an extensive scholarship
and bursary program. In addition, the
fund regularly assists the library, athletics, the President's Alumni Fund and
various student social and cultural activities. Further detail on the aspects of
the fund is provided elsewhere in this
But here, by way of introduction, are
four students, recipients of alumni scholarships or bursaries, talking about how
much the alumni student aid program
has meant to them...
17 Steven Tetterington
Southern California
Alumni Scholarship
"I probably wouldn't have been able
to come to university here if I didn't
have the scholarship. Being a foreign
student I would have had to get a student visa, which doesn't allow you to
work unless the job is directly related to
your studies."
Steven Tetterington finished his BA
in psychology at San Diego State College, then spent four months travelling
13,000 miles around the U.S. and
Canada with a friend, specifically looking for places he might want to live.
"We looked at the people, the universities, growth potential, natural setting
and opportunities. I was really impressed by the Vancouver area and by the
attitude of the people here."
When he decided to move to Vancouver he applied to attend UBC's
school of social work, where he is now
in first year. He also applied for and
received a Southern California UBC
Alumni Scholarship, which made the
move possible. The scholarship is
specifically for American students
wanting to attend UBC.
"I'm not eligible for any Canadian
bursaries or loans during the first year
I'm here, so it has meant a great deal to
my finances."
Barbara Larkin
Sherwood Lett Memorial
For most students the summer
months are a time to find ajob and earn
and save for the following school year,
but for students in the school of rehabilitation medicine, that's difficult. "You
have to intern in the summer and that
cuts down your earning power considerably," explains Barbara Larkin, a
fourth-year student in the school.
Between third and fourth year, students spend four summer months interning, which leaves little or no time for
other work.
This year Miss Larkin was helped a
great deal by winning the Sherwood
Lett  Memorial Scholarship.
"Because we're interning, we have to
rely on our parents and on loans. What
the scholarship has enabled me to do is
pay back the money 1 borrowed from
my parents."
Miss Larkin says she didn't know rehabilitation medicine existed until she
was in first year at UBC.
"I saw a television film of people in
wheelchairs playing basketball. That
got me interested so 1 went to hospitals
and found out what it was all about. It
encompasses everything I've been interested in — athletics, service, paramedical areas, medicine and working
closely with people."
18 The UBC Alumni Association concerns itself with the total university. An
excellent example of this interest, is the
UBC Alumni Fund participation in
most fund-raising activities for UBC
under the appropriate slogan, "In the
Interest of Academic Excellence."
The UBC Alumni Fund, as a service,
each year reports annual giving of all
alumni to the university.
The annual UBC Alumni Fund appeals are developed and conducted by
volunteer alumni and a paid staff under
the day-to-day supervision of Fund director Ian "Scotty" Malcolm.
It's important to note that none of the
money donated to the Fund is used for
administration. The $29,100 annual cost
of operation of the Alumni Fund is provided out of the alumni association's
budget. This sum pays the fund clerical
salaries and the cost of printing and
mailing information pamphlets and receipts. The fund pamphlets are developed with the assistance of the
association's communications staff and
are printed at the alumni association
The following is a review of the highlights of additional Alumni Fund grants
in aid of campus programs:
$1,600 in support of the Fine Arts
Gallery Acquisition Program;
$200 to the Forestry Undergraduate
Society Year Book;
$3,500   to   the   Women's   Athletics
$375 to the Chronicle Creative Writing Contest for students;
$3,500 to the Men's Athletics Committee;
$900   to   the   Alumni   Association
Music Student Concert Series;
$750 to defray costs of the campus
Vancouver   Symphony   Concert
(which played to the largest audience
in symphony history);
$1,100 to UBC football;
$ 1,000 to the Library — Student Aid
$250 to International House;
$2,000 to UBC hockey team China
$10,000 to the President's Alumni
Student Assistance Fund over and
above the committment of $10,000;
$10,000 to the Alumni Bursary Fund
over and above the committment of
$2,500 to the Museum of Anthropology;
$1,000 to the student Christianity and
the Arts Festival;
$225   to   the   Agricultural   Undergraduate Society Annual.
The following are the major annual
commitments of the Alumni Fund:
Dr. N.A.M. MacKenzie Alumni
Scholarship Fund
In honour of former UBC president Dr.
N.A.M. MacKenzie, 64 regional scho-
Victoria Ellis
UBC Alumni Bursary
Money from the UBC Alumni Bursary Fund is helping Victoria Ellis
break out of a situation in which numerous women find themselves trapped.
She is a mature student, one who has
returned to university after a long absence. It's not easy to do when you are
divorced and have two children to support.
"Women seldom get enough child
support to cover basic expenses, and
unless she's a professional person, she
can seldom earn enough to make a good
life for her family. So the alternative is
to go to school and get the education for
a better career. But if she can't provide
adequately for her kids while she's
working, how is she going to do it when
she's at university?"
She points out that at present there is
no financial assistance available
specifically for women in her sort of
situation. She feels that in terms of social benefits alone it would be worthwhile lo create more opportunities for
single parents to improve their education and therefore their earning power.
"It's obviously going to rub off on the
children if the one parent who is with
them isn't satisfied with her life. If the
parent can improve herself and not have
mammoth financial problems, that's
bound '.o improve the family situation."
19 larships of $350 each awarded annually
to B.C. students proceeding from grade
12 to UBC.
UBC Alumni Bursary Fund
A minimum of $15,400 provided annually for bursaries to qualified students
beginning or continuing attendance at
UBC and who are graduates of B.C.
secondary schools.
John B. Macdonald Alumni Bursaries
In honour of former UBC president
John B. Macdonald, 16 bursaries of
$350 each awarded annually to qualified
and needy students entering UBC from
B.C. regional colleges.
Dr. N.A.M. MacKenzie American
Alumni Scholarships and Bursaries
Ten scholarships and/or bursaries of
$500 each, established by the Friends of
UBC, Inc. (U.S.A.), as a tribute to
former UBC president Dr. N.A.M.
MacKenzie, available annually to students who are residents of the United
States and who are beginning or continuing studies at UBC. Preference
given to sons or daughters of alumni.
Daniel M. Young Memorial Scholarship
Established by the Friends of UBC Inc.
(U.S.A.) in memory of the late Daniel
M. Young, BA'52, an annual $500 scholarship awarded to a student from the
United States who is beginning or continuing studies at UBC.
Stanley T. Arkley Scholarship in
Established in 1972 by the alumni association in honour of Stanley T. Arkley, BA'25, for his long and dedicated
service to the university and the Friends
of UBC Inc. (U.S.A.), an annual $500
scholarship awarded to a student in librarianship.
Harry Logan Memorial Scholarship
In memory of the late Harry T. Logan
for his long and distinguished service to
UBC as a professor of classics and active member of the university community, an annual $500 scholarship awarded
to a student entering fourth year studies
with good academic standing, achievement in sport and participation in other
student activities.
UBC Nursing Division Alumni
Association Scholarships
A scholarship of $500 is given annually
to a student entering third-year of the
nursing program and a $250 scholarship
is awarded annually to a student entering the second year. Established by the
nursing division of the UBC Alumni
Association, these awards are made on
the basis of academic standing, demonstrated   potential   for   nursing   and
Andrew Leathwood
Dr. N.A.M. MacKenzie
Like all students whose homes
aren't in the Greater Vancouver area,
Andrew Leathwood is faced with substantially greater costs while he is attending university. Basic expenses such
as the cost of residence accommodation
and transportation to and from his home
town of Kaslo in southeastern B.C. add
up quickly. For such students, the hurdle of financing their first year can often
be the hardest to cross — coming out of
high school they have only two summer
months in which to earn and save.
This year Leathwood, a physical
education student, was one of 64 secondary school graduates who won $350
awards from the Dr. N.A.M. MacKenzie   Alumni   Scholarship   Fund.
Leathwood spent last summer working for the highways department as a
flagman and on road clean-up crews to
add to his savings for university. He
says his parents are in a position to give
him some assistance — "but they certainly couldn't put me right through
"The scholarship paid a substantial
part of my fees and other awards from
my high school helped pay residence
costs. I suppose I would have gotten
here without the awards, but I would
have had to take out a very big loan."
financial circumstances.
The UBC Alumni Association
President's Fund
Established 5 years ago the President's
Fund receives a minimum of $10,000
annually. The money is an "in trust"
arrangement and provided to the President of U BC for use at his discretion to
support a wide range of special university projects.
Dr. F.F. Wesbrook Memorial
Lectureship Fund
To honour the memory of Dr. Wesbrook, the alumni association established an annual honorarium up to a
maximum of $1,000 to be used by the
Faculty of Medicine in consultation
with the other faculties in health sciences to bring to the campus each year
an outstanding person in health sciences.
In addition to the annual commitments, the Alumni Fund actively participated in. and with the exception of
the Leslie Wong Memorial, accepted
full responsibility in co-operation with
the principals fororganizing the appeals
which established the following continuing awards:
Frank Noakes Memorial Fund
A fund to provide bursaries to students
in electrical engineering, established in memory of the late Dr. Frank Noakes
of the electrical engineering department.
John Owen Memorial Athletic Award
As a memorial to long-time U BC trainer
"Johnnie" Owen, an annual $250 award
is made to a student with good scholastic standing who has demonstrated outstanding service in the Student Athletic
Training Program or whose participation in extramural athletics merits the
Jacob Biely Scholarship
A $300 annual scholarship made to a
poultry science student in recognition of
Professor Jacob Biely's contribution to
poultry science at UBC.
Kit Malkin Scholarship
Honouring the memory of the late
Christopher (Kit) Malkin, a first-class
honours graduate in zoology, an annual
$500 award made to an outstanding student in the biological sciences who is
deserving of financial assistance.
Panhellenic Association and Inter
Fraternity Council Bursary Fund
An annual bursary of $50 provided to an
undergraduate in any year and faculty
who is in need of financial assistance.
Sherwood Lett Memorial Scholarship
An annual $1,500 scholarship awarded
to a student who most fully displays the
all-round qualities exemplified by the
late Chief Justice Sherwood Lett,
Chancellor of UBC from 1951-57.
Leslie G.J. Wong Memorial Scholarship
In memory of the late Professor Leslie
Wong of the commerce faculty, an annual scholarship is awarded to a
graduate student working at the
master's or doctoral level in the Faculty
of Commerce and Business Administration.
George S. Allen Memorial Scholarship
As a memorial to Dr. George S. Allen,
distinguished teacher, administrator
and scientist, a fund from which the annual income of about $400 is awarded
annually as a scholarship for graduate
study in the fields of fire science or silviculture.
The Mack Eastman United Nations
An annual prize of $100, given in memory of Dr. S. Mack Eastman, is available to students in the university. This
prize is awarded for the best essay on
the issue current in the United Nations
or any of the affiliated organizations.
Marjorie J. Smith Memorial Fund
This fund was instituted by the School
of Social Work and the B.C. Association of Social Workers as a suitable
memorial to a former director of the
school. It is for the purpose of financing
periodic lectures of eminent scholars
and leaders in the field of social work.
The Southern California UBC Alumni
A scholarship of $500, gift of the Southern California UBC alumni, is offered.
(A report of alumni giving to the University of British Columbia from April 1, 1973
to February 28, 1974. 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. 1974.)
Direct Appeals (Student Aid only)
UBC Alumni Fund and Friends
of UBC (U.S.A.)
Building Funds*
(In cooperation with the University
Resources Council)
Agricultural Sciences Building Fund
Geological Sciences Centre Fund
Law Building Fund
1973 Graduating Class**
Cross Credit from UBC Finance Dept.
Other Gifts***
"Cash and payment on pledges
**Tlte 1973 graduating class beneficiaries were the UBC United Kingdom Rugby
Tour, Speakeasy. Bicycle Path Research Committee, and the University Day Care
***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 lo either the UBC A lumni Fund or to the Friends of
UBC (U.S.A.land includes larger gifts, such as two for $2,H00, one for $2,000. four
for $1,000 and one for $5,000.
with preference in the following order,
to a student (a) whose home is in Southern California: (b) whose home is in the
United States; (c) at the discretion of
the university. The award will be made
on the basis of academic standing, personal qualities, and need.
Frank Forward Memorial Fund
In memory of Frank A. Forward and in
honour of his long and distinguished
career as both faculty member and department head in metallurgy, these
scholarships, in the amount of $500, will
be awarded to students entering the
second year in metallurgy. It is expected that two such scholarships will
be available, and the award will be made
on the basis of academic ability and interest in the field of metallurgy, on recommendation of a committee chaired
by the head of the department of metallurgy.
The UBC Alumni Fund recently
launched its 1974 appeal to alumni concentrating, as before, on seeking support for student-oriented projects at the
"There's likely to be an increase in
enrolment again next year and the fund
will need added resources to continue
helping students," said Paul Hazell,
1973 Alumni Fund chairman. "And the
UBC Alumni Fund is the only major
source of free funds available for providing extras at the university. We sincerely hope alumni will continue to recognize the importance of contributing to
the Alumni Fund."
/ N
Fund Executive
Paul L. Hazell, '60. Chairman
Donald MacKay. '55, Past Chairman
Brentcn D. Kenny. '56. Allocations
Michael Rohan, '66, & Frank Dembicki,
'67, Phonathon
George Morfitt. '58
R. Bernie Treasurer. '58
Alfred T. Adams
Harry J. Franklin. '49
Clive Cocking, '62
IanC. Malcolm. '36 (W)
Friends of UBC Inc.
Frank M. Johnston. '53, President
Stanley T. Arkley. '25, Vice-President
Robert J. Boroughs. '39. Treasurer
Nora Ottenberg, '48
Frederick L. Brewis. '49
Cliff Mathers. '23
Dr. Richard A. Montgomery. '40
Allocations Committee
Brenton D. Kenny. '56. Chairman
Donald MacKay. '55
Paul L. Hazell, '60
Charlolte L.V. Warren, '58
James F. McWilliams. '53
Ian C. Malcolm. '36 (W)
\HarryJ. Franklin. '49
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22 The Loneliness
of the
Clive Cocking
When Charlie Ovans retired as general
secretary of the B.C. Teachers' Federation last year it wasn't with a sense of
satisfaction or relief at the end of a long
and distinguished career. He quit — five
years before mandatory retirement at 65
— out of frustration. For years he had
been quietly, but unsuccessfully, badgering the teaching profession to take
the lead in radically reforming the
school system and finally he had had
"I held meetings, I gave speeches, I
wrote, I argued, but nobody seemed to
hear. I was just banging my head against
a wall."
Ovans. BA'40, had become virtually
a minority of one within the councils of
the teaching profession. He retired
early, not to an easeful life as country
squire on his Sechelt property, but to
23 continue his struggle without the restrictions of his former position. The
first step will be to present his ideas in a
book, for which the BCTF has generously (or guiltily, depending on your
viewpoint) contributed a $5,000 grant.
It's likely to be a bombshell.
"It's an article of faith with me that
the school system neeo^s radical, fundamental restructuring," he says. "The
school structures that we have today are
simply not educational structures. We
are not educating youngsters despite
our protestations to the contrary. We
are not fulfilling any educational purpose that can be defined in any sound
educational or philosophical terms."
Ovans wasn't always a radical education critic. His concern was with improving the economic status of teachers
back in the early years after 1942 when,
fresh from teaching in the Peace River
and North Vancouver, he joined the
BCTF as assistant general secretary,
rising to the top position three years
later. There wasn't much need for deep
critical analysis of education then, as
the school system was essentially in
tune with the needs of society. But over
the past couple of decades society has
changed tremendously, while education
has changed scarcely at all. The awareness of this fact is primarily what transformed Charlie Ovans into one of
B.C.'s most uncompromising advocates of sweeping educational reform.
But above all, he is a proponent of
thoughtful, systematic reform. It was
on this point that Ovans was a consistently prickly opponent of the idea behind the abortive Bremer Commission
on Education (although he reluctantly
agreed to serve on an advisory committee). To him, the problem was not the
recently-fired commissioner, John
Bremer, the controversial advocate of
"open education" and creator of
Philadelphia's innovative Parkway
School (the "school without walls"),
much of whose educational philosophy
Ovans shares. The problem was that the
commission, because of its open-ended
style of inquiry, could not possibly produce the systematic, root-and-branch
reforms that Ovans believes are
"Bremer was playing the same damn
populist game the politicians play. They
have no ideas of their own so they go out
and ask the people: What do you want?
We'll get it for you politically. All you
get that way is the outpourings of discontent which is no help in redesigning
the system."
And that, Ovans maintains, is essentially all Bremer elicited during his year
of stirring up public debate — "a purely
feeling response rather than a thinking
response." Yet with a more thoughtful
approach, there was — and may still be
— a great opportunity for B.C. to make
a great leap forward with its system.
Ovans has proposed to B.C. Education Minister Eileen Dailly that she
should challenge individual educators,
or groups of educators, to (rather like
"education architects") submit designs
of atotally revamped system, supported
by the best education theory. John
Bremer, he feels, should certainly be
urged to submit a proposal. These designs, which could be described in simple English, should then be analyzed by
the education profession and the best
one selected. It should then be submitted to the public for debate — giving
people something tangible to react to —
with the outcome forming the basis for
legislation and reform.
His proposal has not been accepted.
Education Minister Dailly has, post-
Bremer, turned to a new committee of
teacher, trustee and education department representatives for recommendations. This clearly means, as Ovans
sees it, that what passes for a school
system will simply be patched up to
carry on — to carry on getting increasingly "out of phase" with contemporary society.
Despite the many experiments and
wide variety in styles of instruction,
Ovans argues that what goes on in our
schools still bears the imprint of tradition. Underlying the whole process is
Victorian-age thinking. Education in
B.C. is at a pre-scientific stage, operating on the basis of "folk knowledge" or
myth, rather than science.
"The assumptions the schools are
operating on are unexamined. They're
myths, they're assumed verities, which
aren't truths at all. One is that you get
educated by going to school: the longer
you stay in school the better you get
educated. We accept that as gospel and
there's no truth to it at all now. And the
second myth is that the school people
know how to educate. We just assume
that we are professional people, that we
have the requisite knowledge to educate
people. We don't. We're very ignorant
in this area and we just don't want to
admit it and face up to our own ignorance."
Education has not evolved in step
with society and its needs. The rapid
social change of the past few decades
has produced expectations and demands that the present school system
cannot fulfill. A technological revolution has occurred seemingly unnoticed
by educators. Nor have educators adjusted to and benefitted from the explosion in knowledge. The isolated efforts
at change and innovation in schools
around the province has, in Ovans'
view, broken up the "system" and
made education into a crazy patchwork
of programs.
"The school system as system
doesn't exist any more. There is no such
thing as a provincial school system in
British Columbia at this time, nor is
there anywhere in Canada."
What is described as a system, he argues, simply does not possess the elements of a system. The components of a
system need to be interrelated and interconnected so that they function as a
whole. This function must have a purpose and there needs to be one outcome
from all of the interractions in the system.
"There is no over-riding purpose to
which everybody involved in the educational system is committed. There is no
agreement among all the people engaged in so-called 'educational' tasks as
to the nature of the educational process.
There is no common technology, no
way of going about getting the job done
that everybody accepts as the way to
educate. No agreement at all. And
finally there are no measures, no criteria
by which anybody can determine the
consequences and results that we're
looking for are actually being attained.
With all these things lacking there just
isn't any system."
Ovans believes that a new education
system can be developed if educators go
back and redefine, in clear terms, the
basic purpose of schools today and then
go on to methodically employ the increasing new knowledge available in the
life sciences — philosophy, biology,
genetics and anthropology — toward
achieving this purpose.
"My assumption is that everybody is
educatable and that the school system
should educate people. And by education I mean the development of human
powers, the improvement of human
functioning, the development of those
unique powers which are innately
within us which are only potential and
which may never be realized unless they
are developed."
Ovans believes all people learn in the
same way, the only difference is that
some people take longer than others.
People learn basically through interaction: interaction with their physical environment and with their social environment. Plunged into new situations,
individuals are faced with problems and
obstacles which they have to overcome.
They have to draw on their knowledge
and experience and mental powers to
overcome these problems and in doing
so they learn new skills, acquire new
The education system, he argues,
should be designed to develop what
Cornell University biogenetist Professor Wallace maintains are the three fundamentally unique human powers that
are within all individuals. One is the
power to simulate: to develop a mental
picture of things and to act on it. Simulation enables people to learn from the
past, to project into the future and to
plan. The second is the power to be
moral: to treat each other with justice and compassion. The third potential
power is apprehension. Only human beings are conscious that they are going to
die. This quality gives rise to man's
spiritual nature, to the search for transcendent answers beyond himself.
"If you get a person with well-
developed powers of simulation such
that he can learn from the past and plan
for the future, has morality such that he
treats other people fairly and justly, and
has conquered his apprehension, his
fear of death, so that he is willing to face
the world straight forwardly — exposing himself to the world, learning from
the world — then you have an educated
person. Those are the three basic powers the school system must help each
person develop for himself. The individual must develop them for himself; it
can't be done for him. That means we
have to provide within the school system opportunities such that if the individual takes advantage of them, this
kind of development will occur."
This should be the fundamental basis
of the school system, in Ovans view. All
the panoply of courses, programs and
activities should be focussed on furthering this development. In this way, the
school system will prepare young people to live harmoniously with their physical and social environment in a complex, changing world.
But to achieve a new education system capable of doing this will require
leadership to get the necessary fundamental reforms underway — reforms
encompassing the structure of education, the function of teachers and the
thinking about education. Ovans continues, not entirely optimistically to
look toward the teaching profession for
this leadership.
"The whole job of facing the unknown and saying we're going to create
some brand new orders is a scary proposition. The B.C. teaching profession
doesn't show the strength at present to
face up to that challenge. I hope I'm
wrong in that respect."
Charlie Ovans, however, is determined to continue his personal crusade
for radical change in the B.C. education
system. He's determined because he
believes that there is an urgent need for
educated human beings if man is to survive this grim period of history. He does
not believe, as some of his critics suggest, that his proposals for total educational change are Utopian or impossible
to achieve.
"Another thing educators like to
throw at me is: 'Ovans, you're ahead of
yourtimes.' I say, 'I'm not ahead of my
time, you're behind your time'. The
time is long overdue for these kind of
changes. Barbara Ward said on television not so long ago that 'man doesn't
see the handwriting on the wall until his
back is to it.' Right now our backs are to
it." D
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25 The
New B.C.
Showcase of
Medical Education
or Bureaucratic
Power Trip?
John Braddock
A heavy question mark hangs over the
newly-conceived B.C. Medical Centre.
On the one hand, there is genuine desire
on the part of health professionals to
make the specialized-treatment and
medical-education conglomerate the
envy of Canada. But, on the other hand,
the sweeping nature of the legislation
establishing the centre raises the danger
that — in a different time, with different
people — the BCMC could equally well
become a bureaucratic tank that
crushes initiative from its affiliate hospitals and the UBC Health Sciences
This danger, in fact, was raised in a
wild debate on the B.C. Medical Centre
Act in the legislature last October. Opposition members riled Premier Dave
Barrett into stinging retorts when they
accused the government of grabbing
power away from all hospitals. The
point at issue was a clause in the act
saying the BC MC would have power to
"establish, maintain, and operate hospitals and such other institutions or
facilities as defined in the Hospital
The University of B.C. has been
equally concerned, although less was
made of it, that the BCMC would assume a dictatorial attitude toward the
health sciences centre and the medical
school. And St. Paul's Hospital is still
debating whether to join the BCMC
group — eight months after the concept
was formally announced-
The BCMC will certainly be a large
umbrella organization overseeing many
institutions. The plans call for:takeover of the existing Shaughnessy
Veteran's Hospitals, increasing tertiary
care facilities, overseeing the construction and operation of a new Children's
Hospital on the site, inclusion of the
G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre and
the B.C. Cancer Institute; extending
the arms of the BCMC to encompass
the Vancouver General Hospital, probably St. Paul's, possibly the Royal Columbian Hospital as well as some rural
hospitals. And, through all, to maintain
educational and research programs.
The BCMC will be unique in other
ways than its size. Other hospitals are
run by elected boards of trustees which
are answerable to the hospital district
and ultimately to the department of
health. But the BCMC has twin heads: a
"superboard" and a provincial council.
Sometimes they will act as one. Sometimes the superboard will act alone. The
senior executives of both are appointed
by the government, and the BCMC is a
direct concern of the cabinet.
Beneath the superboard will be the
normal boards of hospitals and institutions concerned with the day-to-day
running of theirfacilities. And alongside
will be special committees, of which the
education committee is one.
Now,   the  education  committee  is
concerned with the total educational
needs of the medical profession as well
as other health science professionals
and paramedics. So representation
made to the committee by the UBC
medical school will have to jostle in with
those from nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, nutrition, rehabilitation, social
work, health technology, B.C. Institute
of Technology, and representatives
from the department of education and
health manpower committee of the provincial government who will stand in for
the (as yet) unorganized association of
community colleges.
And just to continue this thumbnail
sketch, students at UBC's medical
school will probably spend the first year
on campus but the remaining three
years at BCMC. There they'll find more
teaching beds available than at present
in the city, improved teaching technology, greater emphasis on consultation
and ambulatory care. Their instruction
will also be continued at the VGH, St.
Paul's and other hospitals .
There's no doubt then that the additional facilities at the BCMC are going
to have a profound effect on UBC's
medical school.
It's possible, too, that the recently-
released Foulkes Report recommending sweeping changes to the health care
system in the province will — if implemented — change the emphasis of
teaching within the school. Dr. Richard
Foulkes, director of the study, had called for more devotion of time to the
special training of family physicians,
reduction in the length of training and
increase in output from 60-odd to about
140 graduates a year initially.
It seems likely, but by no means certain, that UBC and BCIT and other
educational institutions will be able to
retain control of their health sciences
curricula. But it's not clear who will
retain the ultimate authority regarding
philosophical concepts of medical education-
"One of the things that really banged
me in the teeth was the implication of
the provincial council," said Dr.
Foulkes, who included the BCMC idea
in his report. He said he was surprised
by the government suddenly putting
into the BCMC act all health professional training in the hands of the provincial council,"a vague body responsible for coordinating education."
Who is this powerful authority? Well,
at the time of writing, it doesn't exist.
Kenneth Weaver, president of the
BCMC, said the superboard is acting as
the provincial council for the moment.
But, he said, the provincial council will
consist of the members of the super-
board plus representatives from
throughout the province named by
Health  Minister Dennis Cocke.
Weaver speculated that there will be
dual meetings, say once a month, with the superboard meeting first then breaking up to reconvene as the provincial
council. But when pressed as to which
will make decisions on medical education policy, Weaver replied: "It hasn't
all been spelled out, but with the board
being on the membership of the council,
then the whole council — for those particular purposes under that section of
the Act — is the authority."
From the Act it would seem the government has total power in directing the
policy of U BC medical school in view of
the fact that provincial council members
are government-appointed. "It seems
to be the policy of this government,"
said Dr. John McCreary, coordinator of
UBC's Health Sciences Centre and
chairman of the BCMC education
committee, "to write legislation so
widely that they can do things which
they don't necessarily do.
"The minister was good enough to
ask me to go over and see the draft legislation. I asked that nothing in this
BCMC Act would supercede the Universities Act. 1 did that without very
much hope of it being accepted. And it
wasn't accepted because, as Mr. Cocke
said, if the government accepted the
Universities Act it would get pressure
to accept the Medical Act and accept
the Nurses Act and everything else and
it would not be able to get anything
But what, I asked, if there was no
agreement between the medical school
and the provincial council despite consultation? And what, to make matters
worse, if the present members should
change and new groups come in that
were either incompetent or reactionary? What safeguards does the medical
school have then?
"There is absolutely no guarantee to
the university," said Dr. McCreary.
"But as I've said to Mr. Cocke. I don't
think anyone in the world has any fear of
this Act as long as he's minister of
health. He has proved himself to be a
first class, superb man and nobody has
any fear of the government wrenching
away control."
It is true that the superboard or provincial council has taken control of clinical facilities. But Dr. McCreary maintains that control of curriculum will remain a university function, although he
admits that it is uncertain what would
happen in cases of deadlock. But Dr.
David Bates, UBC Dean of Medicine,
pointed out: "In the Western world no
political authority has interferred to any
significant extent with the decisions
concerning the curriculum of a university or a medical school."
Health Minister Dennis Cocke, when
tackled on this aspect of the BCMC
Act, said he didn't see himself in the
role of arbitrator to break any deadlock
between educational authorities and the
provincial council.  "I  can't see why
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27 there should be a dispute. I look upon
the provincial council as a forum where
discussions can be heard."
"I think the BCMC will be very careful in staying out of curriculum reform,"
added Dr. McCreary. "There's no
question that we, as a university, have
to look on this as an opportunity — not
as a serious threat. We have to be unreserved in binding ourselves and putting
our people in the B.C. Medical Centre.
And I would hope five years from now it
would be like this" (and he clasps his
hands tightly together and tugs). "You
couldn't tell where the BCMC started
and the university left off."
There is one other important aspect
to this issue: Will the BCMC, for all its
promised scope, enable the UBC medical school to provide the best training?
Dr. Pat McGeer, UBC head of
neurological science and the Liberal
health policy critic in the provincial
legislature, is one who doubts this.
"Anyone who believes the BCMC will
be a great majestic concept is kidding
themselves. At most it is an effective
working arrangement. It is not essential
to the UBC medical school."
Dr. Pat McGeer said he supported
the original plans for a UBC Health Sciences Centre hospital in the hope that it
would become a first-rate research institution dedicated to "solving unsolva-
ble diseases. Only in this way can you
attract the very best of faculties and do
the very best work." He said this is still
what is needed and he claimed the
BCMC can be nothing more than "just
a service hospital with some teaching
and research appended."
Others are not so pessimistic. There
is, for one thing, the potential in the
BCMC for producing more doctors.
UBC has been turning out between 60
and 65 physicians a year. The Foulkes
Report says the number should be increased to about 200 a year by 1980 if
UBC is to be brought into line with
other Canadian medical schools and is
to provide more opportunities in
medicine for British Columbians.
Dean Bates has often pointed out that
the capacity of the medical school depends on the number of "teaching
beds"available . At present, VGH has
400 teaching beds and St. Paul's
80. If the medical school is to increase
its output to even 160 graduates a year,
then no less than 1,600 teaching beds
would be needed. Financial restrictions
in the past prevented further teaching
beds being added at VGH or St. Paul's.
Now, as part of the BCMC, there is a
possibility of between 900 and 1,000
teaching beds becoming available at
Shaughnessy Hospital, in addition to
existing facilities at VGH or St. Paul's.
This will provide better facilities than
the 200-bed hospital so nearly won by
Dr. McCreary in 1972 as part of the
UBC Health Sciences Centre. And it's
the intention that the BCMC will use
the "team-work" concept of medical
training first postulated by Dr.
McCreary over 15 years ago and widely
implemented all over North America.
By this time next year it's expected
construction will have started at the
BCMC. Dean Bates views the BCMC,
with its new, additional facilities, as an
exceptional opportunity for developing
a major centre of health science education in Canada. On his part. Dr.
McCreary sees an opportunity for new
departures in educational concepts. He
would like to see, for example, medical
students receive a richer background in
the humanities — in addition to the sciences — to prepare them to take, as
doctors, a broader approach to the
treatment of their patients.
The BCMC certainly appears to have
a great potential. But if these hopes are
to be fulfilled, it seems that great vigilance will be required of the university,
other educational institutions and the
public to see that the BCMC doesn't
become a bureaucratic juggernaut
crushing institutional initiative so vital
to the real progress in health science
education. □
John Braddock is medical reporter for
the Province.
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28 M
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Hong Kong And Tokyo?
The UBC Thunderbird ice hockey team was
not only a big hit with the people of China
during their recent tour, they were also a hit
with UBC graduates living in Hong Kong
and Tokyo.
Two successful social functions were held
in Hong Kong and Tokyo at which expatriate
graduates mingled with the Thunderbirds,
coach Dr. Bob Hindmarch, an associate professor of physical education, and alumni second vice-president Ken Brawner, who accompanied the tour.
In December, the Thunderbirds toured
the People's Republic of China and Japan.
They played 10 games and lost only one, to a
Japanese college team.
The UBC Alumni Fund contributed
$2,000 toward walking out uniforms for the
team and a collection of UBC paperweights
as souvenirs for the opposing teams.
In other alumni branch news, a very' successful "alumni night" was held on the opening night of Mussoc's musical "No, No,
Nanette" in Victoria on January 30. A total
of 211 alumni attended the performance (in
addition to the rest of the audience) and a
reception later.
Back on the sports beat, the Edmonton
alumni branch hosted two well-attended re-
The emphasis was on friendship during the
UBC Thunderbird hockey team's successful
(nine wins, one loss) tour of China and Japan
in December. The 'Birds took time out to
conduct clinics for the less-experienced
Chinese, while the Chinese treated the
'Birds to red carpet hospitality, with sumptions banquets and tours of historic sites.
Coach Bob Hindmarch (above) makes like
he's Marco Polo on the Great Wall, while
some of his players and Chinese guides (top)
walk down steep stone steps from a viewpoint. '' What part of Canada did you say you
came from?" two laughing Chinese seem to
be saying to Keiji Osaka, (right) a Japanese
student playing with the 'Birds, during
picture-taking on the Great Wall.
..«»**.;■.%> ;^PPh' • V•*?fe»,l|i«?^\:?^""" ^ The message is simply: circle your calen-
darfor Reunion Days '74 on October 18-19!
Classes re-uniting will be those of 1929,
'34, '39, '44, '49, '54, '59 and for the first time
1964. Be there! Grand times will be had by
Ethel Johns
Scholarship Goal of
Nursing Alumni
The nursing alumni division, one of the
association's more active divisions, is hoping
to gather enough donations to be able to establish a graduate scholarship in honour of
UBC's first director of nursing, Ethel Johns.
If successful, it will be only the second
scholarship available to graduate nursing
The announcement of this campaign was
made at a reception February 5 in the UBC
Faculty Club for Margaret Street, associate
professor emerita of nursing, on the publication of her book, Water-Fires on the Mountain: the Life and Writings of Ethel Johns.
On Ms. Street's request, all royalties from
the sale of her book will go towards the Ethel
Johns Memorial Scholarship.
There is a critical need for such a scholarship and it is hoped that a sufficient fund can
be built up to provide a $3,000 scholarship in
In other news, the nursing division has
organized an active program for the coming
months. On April 17, UBC anthropology
professor Dr. Helga Jacobsen will talk on
"New Women's Studies Programs at UBC"
at 8 p.m. in the Gage Residences. In conjunction with a VGH nursing grads reunion
on May 2-4, the nursing division will give the
VGH grads a one-day tour of UBC. A barbecue has been planned for June 19 at Cecil
Green Park and the division's annual meeting will be held on October 16 at Cecil Green
Applied Science dean Dr. Liam Finn (top,
left) tries to persuade Premier and Finance
Minister Dave Barrett (right) to invest in
people at UBC during alumni government
relations luncheon in Victoria in February.
Attorney-General Alex Macdonald, BA'39,
(above, left) and deputy provincial secretary
Laurie Wallace,BA'38, enjoyed a pre-lunch
dram and a chat.
ceptions for visiting Thunderbird teams in
February. On February 9 it was the Thunderbird ice hockey team and on February 23
it was the men and women's Thunderbird
basketball teams, with special guest, alumni
executive director Harry Franklin.
Two functions are currently being planned
for April by Alberta branches. They are: a
reception in Calgary on April 5 with Dr.
Gordon Shrum as an informal speaker (contact Frank Garnett 262-7906), and a dinner
dance on April 6 in Edmonton with Dr.
Shrum as guest (contact Mildred Kennelly
The Newfoundland branch has begun
planning a dinner in St. John's with a special
speaker for some time this spring, but the
details are not yet available. For information
contact Pat Draskoy in St. John's, 726-2576.
Fifty-eight Entries To
Chronicle Writing
Fifty-eight UBC students submitted entries
to the first Chronicle Creative Writing Contest.
The Chronicle's adjudicating committee
of local writers and critics is currently hard at
work reading and considering the entries.
Winners of the contest will be reported in
the next issue of the Chronicle. The cash
prizes are: first, $175; second, $125; and
third, $75. The money for the prizes was
contributed by the UBC Alumni Fund.
Mark Your Calendar
For Reunion Days '74
This notice is intended for all those extremely busy alumni whose calendars tend to
get booked up before the first quarter of the
year is over.
Alumni Want Part In
University Government
Judging from replies received to a brief questionnaire run in the last Chronicle, UBC
graduates tend to believe that university
graduates should continue to have direct representation in the governing of our universities.
The questionnaire sought reaction to
proposals contained in the working paper of
the Committee on University Governance.
The main proposals in that working paper
were recommendations for the establishment
of a government-appointed lay Universities
Council of B.C. and the establishment of
purely academic senates (excluding alumni
representatives) at the three universities.
Of the 69 replies received to the Chronicle
questions, 49 favoured direct alumni representation on both the proposed Universities Council and on senate, as compared to
20 who opposed such representation.
On the negative side, representative comments seemed to be: "All citizens pay taxes
for the running of the university and they should be all represented equally on the top
body"; and, "Universities should be controlled by those who are directly using them
— the students and faculty — administrators
and alumni should not be in positions of
power, but should assist the users as advisors."
Of those favouring alumni representation,
average comments seemed to be: "Although
I am not insinuating lay people are incompetent, how can they effectively run a university if they have never been inside the gates,
academically-speaking?" and, "The faculty
of UBC and alumni, not lay persons, should
govern the university. UBC is not a company
or a business — it is a university."
The alumni response to the questionnaire
was used by the association's higher education committee in supporting its submission
to the Committee on University Governance, which is expected to make recommendations to the government soon on
changes in university government.
In its main recommendations, the alumni
submission called for establishment of a
strong agency, appointed by the government, to ensure coordination and rational
development of the public universities. It
also called for retention of the bicameral system of internal university government, but
recommended some overlapping memberships between senates and boards of governors to ensure coordination of academic and
financial policy. Retention of direct alumni
representation in university government was
recommended, as was strengthening of the
role of the president.
A full report on the brief was contained in
the January 30 "Contact" page of UBC Reports.
Sign here, says Young Alumni staffer Malcolm Brodie. law 3 (right). And Ann
McPherson and Gordon Benn, both law 2,
join the growing ranks ofYA C members who
gather devotedly on Thursday and Friday
evenings at Cecil Green Park (above) for
scintillating conversation, assorted beverages and other delights. The club is open to
alumni, graduate students and students in
their graduating year.
Mussoc's No. No, Nanette made lots of
alumni happy through its Victoria and Vancouver performances recently. Victoria
alumni met the cast and crew at an opening
night reception at the McPherson
Playhouse. In Vancouver, a special reunion
of old troopers honoured President Waller
Gage for his continued support of Mussoc.
Above, the three Happies (left to right) Patty
Silver, Wanda Wilkson and Gillian Lucas
make Billy Early happy, (left) President
Gage anil Cathy Heron, Ba'38, BEd'60,
admire the commemorative scroll presented
bv the students at the Vancouver reunion.
Notice is hereby given that the
Aninuai Meeting of the UBC
Alumni Association will be held
at the hour of 8:00 p.m. on
Monday, May 27,1974 at Cecil
Green Park, 6251 N.W. Marine
Drive, Vancouver.
For lurther information call the
Alumni Office, 228-3313.
Harry Franklin
Executive Director
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In early January, the Hon. Roland Michener,
LLD'71 and Mrs. Michener (Norah Willis)
BA'22, (MA, PhD, Toronto) left Ottawa,
officially ending the Governor General's
seven year term as Canadian head of state.
(It was so cold that night the band could not
even play the royal salute). Before their departure from public life, they were guests of
honour at a banquet on Parliament Hill. One
of the gifts, presented to them that evening
by the Prime Minister, was a painting by Joe
Plaskett, BA'39 — a happy retirement to
them...Two UBC grads are currently on assignment in the Phillipines with Canadian
Executive Service Overseas. Lyle Streight,
BA'27, MA'29 (PhD, Birmingham), who retired in 1972 as principal research engineer
for Dupont of Canada will be working at
Iligan City. In Manila, Neil D. McKechnie
(BSc, Queens) MASc'33, is assisting a mining exploration company with their drilling
program. He retired as a B.C. government
geologist in 1969. Both men are volunteers in
the program that assists developing countries
by recruiting senior executive and technical
personnel who donate their service for
periods of up to six months...Albert
Whiteley, BA'28, (MA, Pittsburgh) has retired from the federal department of consumer and corporate affairs. During a long
and varied career he has represented Canada
at numerous international economic conferences and acted as economic adviser to several departments and royal commissions.
For three years in the '60s he was Canadian
consul-general in Seattle.
Thomas G. How, BA'33, MA'35, is back,
living in Point Grey after 34 years with the
Ministry of Transport. Atone time Canada's
number-one weatherman, he headed the
Arctic Transportation Agency for three
years before retirement. In some family
notes: his elder son, Denis, BEd'64. (MA
SFU), is director of patient training and education at Tranquille School and younger son,
Gordon, BSc'64, (BD Union College), is
secretary, United Church Metropolitan
Council, for the B.C. lower mainland...A
nice, long holiday and then some writing is
what Willard Ireland, BA'33, (MA Toronto), (LLD, SFU), has in mind for his
retirement after 27 years as B.C.'s provincial
archivist. For 21 of those years he was also
provincial historian. He is a former convocation member of UBC's senate...Anne
Mason, DPHN'38 is one of the movers and
shakers behind the retirement centre complex
Mike Horsey (right) and
Mike Horsey
It is late in the evening after a long day
and Mike Horsey, overweight and devouring an order of Chinese food, sits
behind his desk wearing a rumpled white
shirt and an establishment pin-stripe suit.
Horsey, a UBC alumnus and former
Ubyssey editor, is publisher and majority
shareholder of Sunday, a 32-page tabloid
which is Calgary's first Sunday newspaper.
Can a Sunday newspaper take root in a
city of 430,000 souls where there is a new
veneer of sophistication but where oil and
money still talk the loudest? Horsey, a
small group of financial backers and a
small but talented staff of innovative
journalists, are betting that it will.
"You don't do this sort of thing if you
think you are going to go down the
rathole," says Horsey who has lined up
financial backing for a year. "I think this
is the era of the Sunday newspaper but if
it doesn't work I will owe a lot of
money." Horsey has51 percent financial
interest in the paper.
Editorial staff of Sunday, which is
frankly patterned after the successful
Sunday edition of the Toronto Sun, were
largely recruited from the newsroom of
the Calgary Herald. Bob Parkins.
Sunday's editor, is a former Herald city
editor and University of Toronto Varsity
Sunday's editorial philosophy places
heavy emphasis on local coverage, although the paper includes an 8-page color
comic section and subscribes to the United Press International wire service.
Sunday's editorial philosophy will
place heavy emphasis on two-way communication with its readers. The paper
will not have a conventional editorial
page but an opinion page where outside
contributors can have their say.
"It is not entirely necessary to run endless columns of editorials week after
week. We won't say anything if we have
staffer and the first edition ofSUNday.
nothing to say. We'll try and set a topic
for discussion. It will be like a lineal open
line show."
Sunday's initial press run of 16,500
copies was distributed free in a selected
upper middle income suburb in South
Calgary. Readers will get the paper free
for a month and will then be asked to buy
a subscription at  $11 for a year.    The
paper   sells  on the  stands for 25 cents.
Since    leaving     UBC, Horsey
has followed a varied career as a journalist and public relations man. Pit stops
on the way to Sunday have included a
business writing stint on the Vancouver
Sun, publication of Ski Trails magazine in
1966 and PR jobs in Vancouver and Calgary with the James Lovick advertising
agency. Two years ago he resigned a position as executive assistant to Calgary
Mayor Rod Sykes to set up his own PR
firm. M. Horsey and Associates, which
he continues to head.
It is too soon to tell whether Sunday
will become a permanent part of the Calgary scene. Its first edition got mixed reviews from professional journalists in
Calgary. They were generally unimpressed with the quality of stories and pictures but agreed that getting out the first
edition of a newspaper on schedule and
without any major bloopers was an
achievement in itself.
Typical editorial content in the first edition was a ho-hum story about a service
station gasoline price war and a piece
about unemployed workers lining up for
minimum wage jobs at a Canada Manpower Centre.
There's one more thing you should
know about Sunday. On the ground floor
of the old three-storey building where the
paper is published there's a room with a
ping-pong table. That's where Mike Horsey and his associates let off the steam
generated by the frustrations and joys of
Sunday journalism.
Shades of John F. Kennedy and touch
football on the lawn at Hyannisport...
Arrangements have been made to offer members of the university
community a reduced price on the all-new edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica. This price is lower than that available to any
individual and includes extra educational materials.
Britannica 3 is not just a new encyclopedia but a completely new
concept. Now in 30 volumes, it is designed to fully meet the three
basic needs for an encyclopedia. The "Look It Up" function is met
with the Micropaedia or Ready Reference and Fact Index — 10
volumes with 14 million words which gives the basic facts on over
102,000 entries. The need for "Knowledge In Depth" is handled by
theMacropaedia —19 volumes with 28 million words — articles up
to book-length with the well-known Britannica authoritativeness. A
single volume called the Propaedia covers the "Self Education"
function by outlining the whole of human knowledge — in a
manner which makes it, with the Macropaedia, a complete home
study guide.
Dr. Mortimer J. Adler, Director of Planning and Mr. Warren
Preece, Editor of Britannica 3 outlined the all-new edition at a UBC
Faculty Club press conference, a group which included some of
the 122 Canadian contributors.
TIME magazine featured Britannica 3 in an Education section
tribute to William Benton, publisher of Britannica for 30 years (and
the man who backed this $32 million publishing venture, who died
in March, 1973,) said "in Britannica3 he has a monument as impressive as any man could want".
If you would like to receive more information on the special
group offer on Britannica 3, extended to UBC alumni, faculty, staff
and students, please fill in the postage-paid card and mail to-day.
Please do it now as this offer is available for a limited time only. Norah Michener
being built in Penticton. The first of its kind
in Canada, the complex will have low-rental
housing as well as recreational facilities for
senior citizens. Mrs. Mason is senior nurse
in the South Okanagan Health Unit...Does
anyone out there in alumni land have a copy
of the 1937 UBC Graduate Chronicle and is
willing to part with it? We'd very much like to
have a copy to add to the Chronicle's
collection of Chronicles. Donations gladly
received at the editor's office.
B.C.'s chief forester, Ian T. Cameron,
BASc'40, retires at the end of April from a
24-year career with the B.C. Forest Service.
His replacement is W.E.L. (Ted) Young,
BASc'42, assistant chief forester since 1972.
One of the two people up to fill his spot is
William Young, BSF'49...Lionel A. Cox,
BA'41, MA'43, (PhD, McGill), director,
technology assessment, MacMillan Bloedel
has been appointed a member of the Science
Council of Canada... A third book from the
Thumm and Tilley Team — the new one is
Physics for College Students — by Walter
Thumm, BA'44, BEd'54, (BSc Sir George
Williams), and Donald E. Tilley, and has
special application to the life sciences. Professor Thumm is on the faculty of Queen's
B.C.'s dairy industry is now under the
watchful eye of David J. Blair, BSA'46 the
new provincial dairy commissioner
...Libraries in central and upper Fraser
Valley are now operating under the watchful
eye of Beatrice Brandt, BA'48 (MLS,
Toronto). She was recently appointed
area librarian for the Fraser Valley
Regional Library...After a career in the
Canadian Forces, W.B. Douglas Carter,
BA'48, BSW'50, MSW'69, has joined the
Canadian Mental Health Association as executive director of its B.C. division...In
1948 Harold McKenzie, BASc'48, arrived in
Flin Flon, and got a job as an underground
mucker at $240 a month with Hudson Bay
Mining and Smelting. On January 1, he took
over as the company's president. In the intervening years he was a blast hole foreman,
shift boss, planning engineer, superintendent, mine developer and vice-president.
Since 1969 he's been executive vice-
president of the company.
Peter Culos, BCom'49, (MBA Wash.), is
now vice-president, marketing, of Nabob
Foods Ltd That new Canadian company,
Texasgulf Inc. has recently elected Walter
Harold McKenzie
Holyk, BASc'49, (PhD MIT), senior vice-
president, metal division, Toronto. He
joined Texasgulf in 1952 and most recently
was vice-president, exploration. In the early
60's he and Ken Darke, BASc'57 were two of
the principals involved with the discovery of
the huge Texasgulf copper deposit at Tim-
mins, Ken as the site geologist and Walter,
chief company geologist.. .Frank C. Walden,
BA'49, past president of the alumni association and long-time member of the Chronicle
editorial committee is a principal in the new
firm, Heal Shaw Walden Communications
Consultants (nee Comcore and Lovick's).
BC's judicial benches are becoming so
crowded with UBC grads these days we may
soon have to put up some folding chairs.
New judges for the BC supreme court include, William A. Craig, BA'50, LLB'51,
John C. Brouck, BA'54, LLB'55, E. Davie
Fulton, BA'36 (BA Oxford, LLD, Ottawa,
Queens) and Samuel Toy LLB'54. Donald M.
MacDonald, LLB'51, a provincial court
judge, has moved up to the county court in
Yale. Two new additions to the provincial
court are Leo Nimsick, Jr., LLB'61 and
Maurice Duhaime, BA'64, LLB'68
...William Lehrie, BSF'50 is forester-
in-charge of the B.C. Forest Service's
engineering division in Victoria.
Soil scientist James D. Beaton, BSA'51,
MSA'53, (PhD, Utah), has rejoined Cominco in Calgary as the company's chief agronomist, after nearly six years in Washington as director of agricultural research for the
Sulphur Institute. Dr. Beaton has been a
special instructor and lecturer at UBC and is
the author of numerous papers on soil
science...J. Donald Clerkson, BSA'5I, is a
member of the Board of Port Commissioners
in Stockton, Calif. He is research director of
Tillie Lewis Foods...John R. Szogyen,
BASc'51, is now general manager, material
and manufacturing for the American District
Telegraph Co. For the past two year he has
been managing director of the Reliance Electric Co. (Europe)...Edwin H. Vernon,
BA'51, MA'54, is associate deputy minister
of the B.C. department of recreation and
conservation... Denny A. Silvestrini, BSA'53
(MSA, Ont. Arg. Col.), (PhD, Michigan
State), is now a product development scientist with the Manitoba Research Council.
Audrey M. Adams, BA'54, MA'58, is now
an active member of Britain's Liberal Party,
working  on  the  organization's  education
panel...A footnote to the Wade birth announcement in this issue of the Chronicle:
the Wades' baby was delivered by Elizabeth
Walton Fitzpatrick, BSN'55, (MSN Yale).
Mrs. Fitzpatrick was on the faculty of nursing at UBC for seven years before going to
Yale in 1967...Mary Gordon, MD'55, is director of a new public health program sponsored by the Dominican Educational Foundation in the Dominican Republic. She is in
Santa Domingo as part of Medical Group
Missions, a program of the Christian Medical Society, that visits outlying villages in the
republic for bi-monthly clinics usually attended by "masses of people" who receive
instruction in public health and preventive
Keith J. Bennett, BCom'56, has been promoted to vice-president at Forest Industrial
Relations, bargaining agency for 115 coastal
forest companies in British Columbia
...Manitoba provincial archivist John
Bovey, BA'56, MA'67, has joined the
history department of the University of Winnipeg for a three-year term. He keeps his
post as archivist and will explore areas of
collaboration between the university and the
archives... A cash award and membership in
the Motorola Scientific and Technological
Society were given Ronald R. Burgess,
BA'56, MSc'57, PHD'64, in recognition of
his invention of an electronic wristwatch in
which all the necessary components are
manufactured on a single silicon chip. He
and Motorola are holders of a joint patent on
the development. ..Edwin T. Sortwell,
BA'56, is manager of technology and market
development for the international division of
the Nalco Chemical Company in
Chicago...On July 1, Keith Yates, BA'56,
MSc'57, PhD'59, (PhD, Oxford), takes
over as chairman of the chemistry department of the University of Toronto.
Elaine Snell McClintock, BSN'57, is the
new chairman of the health sciences department at St. Lawrence College in Brockville,
Ont. She was previously director of the
Brockville General Hospital school of nursing and moved to the college when nursing
programs in the province were shifted from
hospitals to colleges of applied arts and
technology..."Nearly every stroke patient
could be rehabilitated, and yet the chance of
it happening in Saskatchewan is less than
50 per cent", said E. Ruth Dafoe, BSW'58, a
medical social work consultant with the Saskatchewan department of health. As one of
those responsible for the coordination of
health care for the province's handicapped
and chronically ill, she is pushing for improved rehabilitation programs for patients
of all ages but has a particular interest in the
problems of the aged. A major problem, she
says, is the "attitude that if a person is over
75 years old there is nothing more that can be
done"...Two new vice-chairpersons for the
B.C. Labour Relations Board. One is Nancy
Morrison, BA'58. (LLB Osgoode), a former
provincial court judge and the other is Ed
Peck, BCom'49, president of the Towboat
Industrial Relations Assoc. He will also
serve as chief administrative officer of the
LRB. ..HarcharanSehdev, MA'58, MD'63,
is now director of the children's division of
the Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas.
The faces changed but not the numbers —
party standings remained the same in the
B.C. legislature after a by-election in North
Vancouver to fill the seat resigned by Dave Brousson, BASc'49. The winner — Gordon
Gibson, BA'59, a former executive assistant
to Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau...Stanley
A. Perkins, BEd'59, (MEd. Western
Washington State; DEd, Oregon) was off to
France at the end of January to present a
paper at a symposium held by the International Union for Child Welfare, held at
Jullouville-les-Pins. He discussed malnutrition and its effects on mental growth and
development in early childhood. Dr. Perkins
is a professor of education at the University
of Lethbridge.
Peter Malcolm, BA'60, is serving his second term as alderman in Sidney on Vancouver Island.. .When Lester Pearson found
he needed some research assistance when
working on the first volume of Mike, he remembered a paper presented at a Canadian
Historical Association meeting in 1970 and
he asked its author, John Andrew Munro,
BA'62, if he'd like to come and work with
him. Later Alex Inglis joined the research
team for the first volume. Together they are
the editors of volume two, finishing it off for
their late "boss" Save Vancouver Island
Mary Gordon
— that's the idea behind Ian D. Smith's,
BA'61, MSC'68, book, Unknown Island.
It's filled with photographs of the island's
magnificent scenery — the coloured ones
taken by Smith. He looks at the island's
12,500 square miles of Mediterranean climate through the eyes of a biologist -
zoologist - ecologist -journalist and sees both
the damage done by the logging companies
and the successful projects that have brought
William Neilson
sea otters back to the west coast of the island
and wild geese to the inhabited areas. A current major interest is the Tsitika River
watershed, the last major unlogged
watershed on the east coast of the island that
he would like to see kept as an ecological
Marine geotechnical engineer, Terence
Hirst, BASc'62, MASc'66, (PhD, Berkeley)
is off looking for oil in the North Sea. He is
A Postie's Lot
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change your name, address or
life style ... let us know — and bring a little
lightness to a postie's walk, (enclosure of your
Chronicle mailing label is helpful)
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(Married women please note your husband's full
name and indicate title i.e. Mrs., Ms., Miss, Dr.)
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35 on sabbatical from Lehigh University, where
last year he received the annual Lindback
Award for distinguished teaching by a junior
faculty member...Keith Donald, BA'63,
BArch'69, (MArch, Penn.) is teaching architecture at Temple University, Philadelphia. Meanwhile his wife, Gillian (Watson),
BMus'65, (MA, Penn.) is teaching at the
city's La Salle College...James Winchell,
BCom'63, is general manager of Poster
Prints Ltd. in Alton, Ont....Vancouver artist, Raymond Chow, BEd'64, who has his
own way at looking at old houses, has opened
his own gallery in the city's Gastown
area.. .Things are tough for the consumer in
the old market place these days and in Vic-
1774 West Broadway
Vancouver, B.C.
Interested in buying or
selling real estate
in Vancouver?
For advice and assistance
without high pressure
salesmanship, call me
Joan Bentley
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toria they're trying to help with a new department of consumer affairs. The deputy
minister is William Neilson, (BCom, Toronto), LLB'64, a specialist in consumer
services and professor at Osgoode Hall for
the past six years.
Prizes — for Alison Clarke-Stewart,
BA'65, MA'67, (PhD, Yale). The American
Institutes for Research have awarded her a
$2,000 first prize for her paper on the interaction between mothers and their young children. She is currently teaching at the University of Chicago...From Point Grey to Burnaby Mountain, via Rome, is a roundabout
journey, but Norman R. Birch, BEd'66,
managed it. He studied at St. Bede Pontifical
College, Rome, was ordained as a priest, and
is now chaplain at Simon Fraser University.
He is also director of the Vancouver Catholic
Centre where he is involved in adult education and marriage preparation courses
...Stephen D. Hunter, BA'66, is national
director of Publicity and public relations
for Nissan/Datsun Canada.. .William
Irvine, BA'66, is teaching history at Glendon
College, York University and his wife,
Marion (Lane), BA'66, is in her third year at
Osgoode Hall law school... Doing-
your-own-thing with $300,000. The
Canada Council's new "explorations"
program has given grants to 70 "highly
individualistic and varied in purpose"
projects. One of the projects that came
up a winner — so far — is a documentary
film about the army occupation of the
B.C. coalfields during a 1913-14 miners strike
— the brainchild of Tom Wayman, BA'66,
(MFA, Calif.) and Dennis Wheeler, BA'68,
In Calgary, Norman A.F. MacKie,
LLB'67, is one of that city's newest provincial court judges... After three years with the
sea arm of the Canadian Armed Forces,
Allan Wilson, BA'67, (MA, PhD, Victoria),
"retired", went back to university and is
now assistant professor of psychiatry at the
University of Manitoba. He is also involved
with the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre as
a research psychologist...UBC's Bobby
Gaul Trophy winner in 1967, Eldon
Worobieff, BEd'67, (MS, S.Calif.), is a busy
man these days. He was recently appointed
director of the recreation program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and
he's also training as a crew member in the
Soling class sailboat. He will join the crew of
the Dave Miller boat when they make their
Shawnigan Lake, Vancouver Island, B.C.
An independent boarding school
for boys Grades III to IX offering
a complete education.
Applications now being accepted for
September, 1974.
For further information and prospectus
please write the Headmaster or phone (604)
743-9424 or 743-51 74.
bid to be Canada's entry in the Soling class at
the '76 Olympics.... Lt. Col. John J. Cameron, BCom'68, is in Ottawa at National Defence Headquarters, administering the
Canadian Forces capital budget. His wife,
Sherrill (Wilson), BEd'68, is studying library
science at Algonquin College...Harold
Meyerman, BCom'69, LLB'70, is assistant
vice-president of the Canada group, international department of the Bankers Trust Co.
in New York.
What attraction does New Guinea hold for
UBC grads? Kenneth R. Wood, BASc'70,
has just left there after a stint at the Bougainville Copper Mine (he's now at the Royal
School of Mines, Imperial College, London). But no sooner has one grad gone than
two arrive. Roger Lake, MD'7] and his
wife, Beverley (Hoffar), BA'69, have moved
to Lorengau, Manus Island, Papua, N.G.,
where he is medical health officer...Is the
capitalist urge getting to you and you feel in
need of some objective financial counselling?
Three UBC types may have the answer —
their firm, Macdonald, Shymko & Caldwell.
Douglas Macdonald, MBA'71, Adrian Mas-
tracci, MBA'72 and David Shymko, BSc'68,
MBA'72 are three of the four principals in
the firm. (Now about this Upper Wombat
Mining stock I have). ..Far across the Pacific
in Sydney, Australia, Christopher Brangwin,
BEd'7l, MA'73, has been appointed head of
geography at The Scot's College...Denise
Davies, BEd'73, is teaching in a seven-
grades-in-one-room school in Perbecks
Cove, Nfld. In the fall she plans to travel to
the American University in Beruit, for
graduate work — courtesy of a Rotary
Foundation fellowship.
Mr. and Mrs. Rocco Bonzanigo, LLM'72, a
son, Patrick, May 24, 1973 in Lugano, Switzerland. . . Mr. and Mrs. Keith Donald,
BA'63, BArch'69 (Gillian Watson,
BMus'65). a daughter, Megan Hillary, June
10, 1973 in Philadelphia, Penn. ... Mr. and
Mrs. Glenn F. Dreger, BSc'67 (Diana
McKay. BSc'65, MSc'68) a daughter, Heidi
Jacinda, Oct. 9, 1973 in Kamloops. . . Mr.
and Mrs. Kevin Elliott (Joyce Lanko,
BSc'60, MSc'62), a son, James Arthur, Dec.
20, 1973 in Upwey. Australia. . . Mr. and
Mrs. Richard H. Evans, BSc'67 (Nina
Locke, BA'68) a daughter, Carys Judith,
Aug. 30, 1973 in Nanaimo. . . Mr. and Mrs.
Larry W. Kry, BSc'66, a son, Paul Gregory,
Nov. 15, 1973 in Cornwall, Ont Rev. and
Mrs. Dal J. McCrindle, BA'69 (Helen
Mason, BLS'66), a son, Bruce Michael, May
29, 1973 in Hamiota, Man. . . . Dr. and Mrs.
Ronald W. MacPherson, BSc'64, MSc'66, a
son, Peter Calvin, Jan. 11, 1974 in Quebec,
P.Q Mr. and Mrs. Peter Malcolm, BA'60
(Helen Davidson, BEd'64) a daughter,
Dawn Elaine, April 2, 1973 in Victoria. . .
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Sanderson (Rosalind
Chave, BA'64) a son, Richard Chave, June
24, 1973 in Vancouver. . . Dr. and Mrs. Roy
Mesaglio (Catherine Swan. BSc'63, MD'67),
a daughter, Anne Frances, Sept. 20, 1973 in
Brantford, Ont. . . . Mr. and Mrs. Gerald
36 Wade, BASc'64, a son, Peter James, June 7,
1973 in New Haven, Conn.
Lombardi - Strachan. Edmond Lombardi to
Kathleen Lacey Strachan. BSA'44, Nov. 13,
1973 in South Africa...Miller - Drinkle.
David C. Miller, BA'57, LLB'64 to Patricia
Drinkle. Oct. 6, 1973, at Queen's Bay,
Kootenay Lake...Popp - Terlinden. Henry
C.H. Popp, BA'70 to Paulette Terlinden,
BA'70, Oct. 27, 1973 in West
Vancouver...Roer - Lang. Werner M. Roer
to Eva M. Lang. BA'69, Dec. 18, 1973 in
West Germany.
Robert William Adams, BA'40. BEd'48,
March 1973 in New Westminster. A teacher,
he was appointed principal of New Westminster Junior High School in 1949. Illness
forced an early retirement in 1964. Survived
by his wife, daughter, son and five grandchildren.
Jean Davidson Arnold, BA'25, MA'27,
(PhD, Michigan), Jan. 6, 1974 in Ann
Arbor,Mich. The daughter of one of B.C.'s
pioneer botanists, the late professor
emeritus, John Davidson, she is survived by
her husband, four children, a sister and a
brother, Dr. John Davidson, BA'37,
Arthur F. Burch, BA'34, BEd'52, May 15,
1973 in England. He retired last June as principal of Kitsilano Secondary School in Vancouver, after a long career as teacher and
administrator. Survived by his wife (Edna
Ballard. BA'22).
A scholarship fund to aid secondary
school students has been started in his memory by the students and staff of Kitsilano.
Contributions to the fund may be sent to the
Art Burch Scholarship Fund c/o Kitsilano
Secondary School, 2550 West 10th Ave.,
Vancouver 9, B.C. Tax deductible receipts
will be issued.
C. Archibald McVittie, BASc'23, February
4, 1974 in Bedford, N.Y. For many years a
Wall Street stock broker, he served in the
second world war in the South Pacific and
was discharged as a lieutenant colonel. Between 1946 and 1951 he assisted in the reconstruction of the Phillipines. Survived by
his wife.
Dorothy Jean Maxwell, BA'56, MEd'70,
Aug. II, 1973 in Vancouver. Mrs. Maxwell
had taught school in Vancouver, England
and Egypt. At the time of her death she was
enrolled in third year law at UBC. Survived
by her mother and three brothers.
Arthur Lionel Stevenson, BA'22,(MA.Toro-
nto),(PhD, Calif), (B Litt. Oxford), Dec. 21,
1973 in Vancouver. One of UBC's earliest
students in honors English, he gained an international reputation as an authorand scholar in the field of Victorian literature. During
a visit to the alumni office a few years ago he
mentioned he "always had a book or two
underway". The first of these was published
when he was 24. Appraisals of Canadian
Literature, ("when few bothered to appraise
it at all"). This was followed by nine others,
including biographies of Thackery and
Meredith, and by a great number of articles
and contributions to major reference works.
He was a long-time member of the faculty
at the University of Southern California,
serving as professor and for a time, head of
the department of English. In 1955 he joined
the faculty of Duke University,as Duke Professor of English. After his retirement from
Duke in June, 1972 a collection of essays by
distinguished scholars in 19th century English was published in his honor. It was to be
a short retirement. He was soon in a new post
as professor of English at the University of
Houston. Last September, his career came
full circle when he accepted an invitation to
be a visiting professor in UBC's English department — which he intended to be his final
year of post-retirement teaching. He was to
have been the Sedgewick Lecturer for 1974.
Survived by his wife and daughter.
As a memorial to Dr. Stevenson a collection of books will be presented, by his family
and friends, in his name to the UBC Library.
Any alumni wishing to contribute to this
memorial collection may send their cheques,
assigned to the Lionel Stevenson Memorial
Book Fund, to the UBC Alumni Fund, 6251
N.W. Marine Dr., Vancouver V6T 1A6 or
the Department of Finance, UBC, Vancouver V6T 1W5. In the United States, donations may be made to the Friends of U BC,
Inc., P.O. Box 483, Bellevue, WA 98004.
Official receipts will be issued.
Larry S. Volp, BSc'69, Sep. 24, 1973 in
Vancouver. He had taught in the North
Vancouver school district and is survived by
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I'm currently taking a PhD, and can't tell
you enough how much I appreciated and enjoyed M. Mercer's "Guerrilla Guide .. ." in
vol. 27, #4.1 kept thinking of Elliot Gould in
the film, "Getting Straight."
Really fine — please pass on my appreciation.
T. Garnet Barber, BA'52
Graduate students
Congratulations to Michael Mercer for his
well written and factual, "Guerrilla Guide to
Graduate Studies" (Winter 1973). Thanks,
too, to the Chronicle for publishing it. Time
is long past when much needed changes are
necessary in graduate programs. Why not a
clear cut definite path so the long-suffering
student, provided he/she has the ability and
motivation, is not left in mid-air and frustration due to the whims, prejudices and personalities of the academics in authority?
Universities make the progress of aspiring
graduate students difficult beyond reason.
At all levels, graduate and undergraduate,
the students are deprived if they are so unfortunate as to be under a professor who spends
the greater part of his time, energy and interest in producing pamphlets (the publishing
syndrome). The students pay fees and spend
time hoping to be taught, inspired and guided
in their courses. If a professor plans to spend
his time in writing (publish or perish) he
shouldn't kid himself or his department that
he can do justice to a class or seminar. The
professors who use their ability and energy in
inspiring, teaching and encouraging the students are the ones worth their salt and do
justice to their subject.
Without graduate students how is the core
of knowledge in any discipline to be maintained and carried on?
Asa mother with two graduates from U BC
and one of them now struggling and agonizing (not at UBC), just as Michael Mercer
describes, over his PhD program, I know
whereof l speak. We have many friends who
have suffered similarly. . . .
North Burnaby, B.C.
Lapse of editorial
1 am puzzled by the lapse of editorial judgment which prompted you to print "A Guerrilla Guide to Graduate Studies" in your last
issue. The article is not distressing in itself—
one finds similar satirical efforts in humour
magazines every day, some even more clever
than your example. What does distress me is
the fact that you consider this parody "serious enough to warrant discussion." as your
subscript avers, and that you "look forward
to...printing other viewpoints on this question."
If the article were indeed a serious criticism of graduate education I would be less
reluctant than I am to respond to it. Since it
was simply a series of implied allegations,
unverified and in fact unverifiable because
shrouded in pretentious irony and other
forms of evasiveness, one can only respond
with a denial equally sweeping and
unqualified: graduate education in the English department, and no doubt in other departments too, is a serious academic enterprise carried out with intellectual dedication
and moral integrity.
Both of these latter qualities are missing in
your "Guerrilla Guide," and if your writer
failed to absorb them in his brief career as a
graduate student, the fault perhaps does not
lie with the English department. But certainly some fault lies with you for printing
such an irresponsible broadside, for dignifying it with the editorial designation of "serious criticism," and for expecting thoughtful
responses to it. The alumni of UBC deserve
a more just and informative account of their
university. While the English department
does not hold itself above honest and serious
criticism, your readers should be advised
that contrary to your efforts to suggest
otherwise, a deep commitment to learning
remains the only true guide to graduate
Robert M. Jordan
Professor and Head
Department of English
University should hire
This letter is in response to a press report of
President Gage's statement on university
hiring policy.
Canadian universities owe it to the graduates
of Canadian universities, and to the necessities of Canadian culture, to strive in every
possible way to staff their departments by
and with Canadians. I hate to disagree with
Dr. Gage, whom I deeply respect and admire, but his argument that "we must staff
with the best where ever they come from" is
essentially a Jesuitical argument. There has
never been any proof that Canadians could
not staff fully ninety percent of their requirements from among Canadians. I have
worked in various communications fields for
25 years and can tell you that 1 have encountered times uncounted an excessive zeal for
Americans with distinction. It may become
necessary to find by statute university department heads (themselves on occasion
American) to hire Canadians to teach Canadians Canadian English and every other subject. I am sorry that Dr. Gage's generation
darn near sold our country to the United
States and must now be prepared for the
vituperation of members of my generation
who want to keep Canada Canadian. This
does not in the slightest lessen my great love
for Americans as people, nor is it in the slightest inconsistent with my living and working
among Americans. They hire Canadians
. . . but would never turn over the
faculties or anything else to a generation of outsiders who are not committed
to their traditions, or even fail to understand them.
Norman Klenman, BA'47,
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