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 Volume 45 • Number 2 • Fall, 1991
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talents and efforts to work for their
communities as volunteers.
"You can continue to make a
contribution to your world, to your
community and to your neighbourhood. "Bill Hughes, retired
Toronto Shell employee, volunteers his time and skills to ten
different community services.
At Senior Link, for example. Bill is
helping to pioneer a dynamic new
alternative in the housing and care
of senior citizens.
"You get more out of it than you ever
put in. "Myra Orumm, Calgary Shell
employee, is a volunteer at the Tom
Baker Cancer Centre. Trained to
work one-on-one with newly-
diagnosed cancer patients, Myra is a
listener, a source of support, and a
friend in a time of crisis.
"I had time that I could give to
someone else. "Jean-Paul Blais,
Montreal Shell employee, is a
volunteer with The Compassionate
Friends of Quebec where he gives
'self-help' support and understanding to parents who have lost
children. Jean-Paul is also a Big
The Shell Community Sen. ice Fund
provides financial support to
community groups in which these
and other Shell people volunteer
their time and efforts.
For more information on our
activities, please call (403) 691-3198.
Shell Canada
Caring Enough to Make a Difference. Editor's Box
Hs many of our readers have
noticed, The Chronicle
doesn't seem to be corning
through the mail slot as
often as it once did. Sporadic
delivery over the past year has
caused concern among some
about the health of this venerable
mag, which has been publishing
continuously since the mid '30s.
The fact is that costs have
increased profoundly over the past
few issues. While printing costs
have remained fairly constant
recently, postal costs have increased remarkably, and production costs, including editorial,
staff salaries and pre-press services, continue to rise. Until the
initiation of the GST in January,
the magazine was exempted from
paying taxes on all aspects of
production, including printing.
Now, we pay 7% on everything,
including postage. The only
choice, unfortunately, was to cut
back an issue per year. From now
on, we will produce only 3 issues
annually. Fall, Winter and Spring.
But enough whining! This
issue is in your hands, and has
the usual news, features (including the Acrostic puzzle) and information. Our articles this issue
include words and pictures on the
Koerner Ceramics collection at the
MOA, a fascinating look at the
quest for grant money at the
university, and a plea by a former
professor for a unified Canada.
Don't forget that we still encourage subscriptions! For 25
bucks you get 3 great issues and a
genuine Alumni Association mug!
Happy reading.
Chris Petty, ed.
Volume 45 Number 2 • Fall, 1991
ATasteful Discord  14
Koerner Ceramics Gallery at the MOA
The Grant's The Thing  18
The art of "grantship"
Our Country in Peril 24
An open letter from a Professor Emeritus
Alumni President's Column 4
News 6
Campaign News  12
Class Acts  26
Acrostic  38
Chris Petty MFA'86
Assistant Editor, Class Acts
Dale Fuller
Eleanor Boyle, Robert Clark, Robin Laurence, Mary Trainer
Executive Director
Deborah Apps
The UBC Alumni Chronicle is published
3 times annually by the UBC Alumni
Association, 6251 Cecil Green Park Road,
Vancouver B.C., V6T 1Z1. It is
distributed free to all graduates. Member,
Council for the Advancement and
Support of Education. Indexed in
Canadian Education Index.
ISSN 0824-1279.
Printed In Canada.
On the Cover:
From the Koerner Ceramics
collection: Bottle, Vishinka, USSR,
late 18th century. Produced by
Ukrainian Anabaptists, probably
on commission, since Anabaptist
communities would not have used
such highly decorated pieces. Board of Management
Elected Members
David Coulson, BComm'76, LLB'80
Senior Vice President
Martin Glynn, BA(Hons)74, MBA'76
Past President
Mel Reeves, BComm'75, MSc'77, LLB
Ron Orr, BComm'80
Members-at-Large 1990-92
James Stich, BSc'71, DMD'75
Louanne Twaites, BSC(Pharm)'53
Jim Whitehead, BA'62, MA'68,
MSc, PhD'87
Members-at-Large 1991-93
Stan Knight, BEd'62, MEd, PhD
Mark Kurschner, LLB'80
Joan Webster, BEd'80
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From  the
philosopher once noted, "the
more things change, the
more they stay the same,"
commenting on the idea that
while profound change might take
place, most things, at the core,
remain constant. Such is certainly
the case at UBC.
Last year we marked the 75th
Anniversary of UBC. It was an
exciting year, with an Open House,
special events year round and a
huge Homecoming celebration. We organized more events than ever
before, involving more of our members than ever before.
Next year, 1992, will see another important celebration. In 1917, a
group of graduates joined together at Fairview to form the UBC
Alumni Association. We will mark our own 75th Anniversary during
the year with special events, a commemorative issue of The Chronicle
highlighting the activities of the Association over the years, and a
Homecoming celebration we won't soon forget. The Spring, 1992 issue
of the magazine will have more details.
The World of Opportunity Campaign, launched by the university
in 1988, has been very successful. With the help of alumni and the
government's matching fund, UBC has raised $200 million for buildings, endowments, chairs, fellowships, scholarships and bursaries. As
a result, a building boom is currently underway on campus.
The physical changes taking place at UBC are profound indeed.
Buildings are popping up out of parking lots, and plazas and green
spaces are appearing at every corner. The campus you graduated from
is quite different from the one you see today, even if you have only
been gone for a few years.
But these changes, to a large extent, are cosmetic. The real UBC
remains. The high quality of instruction, the magnificent library, the
spectacular setting, the secret places only you and a few others know
about: they are all still here, still thrilling each new generation of
students. If you have not been back to campus recently, we invite you
to return for Homecoming, your class reunion or any other of the
many activities we present each year. It's still yours!
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate David
Strangway on being appointed to his second term as president of
UBC. His vision has had a profound and lasting impact on UBC.
This will be an important year for the Association. The Directional
Plan Committee is contemplating the Association's future, and we will
be asking for your input when the report is finished. We will continue
to expand our programmes, increase our services to you, and serve
the interests of the university. I look forward to a productive year as
president of the Association.
Dave Coulson, BComm'76, LLB'80
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Call us at (604)434-4282.
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Men's Field
Hockey Alumni
Is that old hockey stick sitting in
the basement gathering worm holes?
Are you using the old shin-pads to
prop up a broken table? Is your scarred
and chipped hockey ball holding down
a stack of papers on your desk?
Well, haul all that old stuff out and
prepare to face battle once again. A
UBC Men's Field Hockey Alumni group
is being formed and you are needed.
The first annual alumni game was
held this past spring, and plans are in
motion for organizing the second annual game in 1992. There are other
activities planned throughout the year,
and help is needed for planning a gala
affair in 1993 to celebrate 70 years of
Men's Field Hockey at UBC.
Contact Michael Caruth (224-
6838), Steven Rodrigues (736-4765)
or the UBC Athletic Office for more
And don't forget the liniment.
Gala AGM
Speeches, toasts, awards, dinner,
good company, good conversation, old
friends and new acquaintances. The
1990-91 Alumni Association Annual
General Meeting and Dinner, held June
13 at Cecil Green Park, had all of these
and more. Sixty grads, guests and
Association volunteers and staff heard
Dr. Ruth Patrick, UBC Librarian, talk
on the UBC Library into the 21st Century, and enjoyed speeches and award
presentations from university and As-
Divisions News
Social Work: The division welcomed new members at a grad tea at Graham
House in May. More than 100 people attended including honorary degree
recipient Patricia Fulton.
Social Work will hold an Open House at Graham House during Homecoming Week, featuring historical displays. The division's AGM will be held
on October 24. Call the Association offices (822-3313) for more details.
Medicine: John Anderson, MD'72, was awarded the Wallace Wilson Leadership Award at a reception held at the Medical Student and Alumni Centre
in May. Dr. Anderson was recognized for his tremendous leadership at
president ofthe B.C. Medical Association.
The 6th Annual Medical Alumni Golf Tournament is being held September 12 at the University Golf Club. Contact Brad Fritz, MD'75 at 224-0224
or the Alumni office for late registration information.
"Weepers" are being held every Friday evening from 5:00 pm at the
Medical Alumni and Student Centre. Medical alumni are cordially invited to
The Centre is now available for booking class reunions, workshops, yoga
classes, weddings, etc. Call the Centre's office (879-8496) for available times
and rates.
Divisions Council: Lynne Maxwell, BSN'86, MSN'90, succeeded Nicci Ricci,
BPE'85, as the council's chair at a meeting held in May at the Faculty Club.
Salma Ramji, BSc'80, DMD'84, was named Vice Chair. The next Divisions
Council meeting will be held September 24 at Cecil Green Park.
Past President Mel Reeves ('90-'91) presents Past
President Ann McAfee ('89-'90) with certificate of
service at the 1990 AGM.
sociation officials.
Dave Coulson was handed the
presidential gavel by retiring president
Mel Reeves. Reeves thanked staff and
volunteers for their efforts during the
past year, and looked forward to the
presentation of the Directional Plan
currently being written by a committee
made up of Association volunteers and
university officials. Coulson commented on the changing role of the
Alumni Association and on the Directional Plan, and noted
that, regardless of the
changes to be made, the
Association will continue to serve the needs
ofthe university and its
members, and that
plans for new programmes will go ahead.
VP Academic Dan
Birch spoke ofthe need
for a strong Alumni Association and congratulated staff and volunteers for their dedication and hard work. He
noted that the university supports the work
of the Association and
is looking forward to the
results of the Directional Plan.
Association AGMs
in the '60s and '70s were
grand affairs held in
large venues like hotel
ballrooms. In the early
'80s,   recession  and
funding cutbacks at all levels suggested it was time to pare down to
basics, and the AGM became a simple
meeting. While the business of the
Association can be taken care of quickly
and efficiently at the AGM, the spirit
special evenings generate has been
lost. We plan to change that.
Beginning this year, we have reestablished the tradition of a grand
AGM. Our next AGM, in June, 1992,
will be held at the Pacific Ballroom of
the Hotel Vancouver. Plan to attend!
MFA Grad in
Journey Anthology
Jennifer Mitton, MFA'88. has a
story in the third edition of The Journey Prize Anthology. Hers is one of 13
stories chosen for the anthology. One
of the 13 will be chosen as the winner
ofthe $10,000 Journey Prize.
The Journey Prize is made possible by James A. Michenerwho donated
royalties from his novel Journey to
support new and developing writers.
Editors from literary journals across
Canada submit stories they consider
the best they have published during
the previous year to an editorial board
headed by the novelist Jane Urquhart.
The anthology, published by
McClelland & Stewart, is available at
bookstores across Canada.
Ms. Mitton was fiction editor of
Prism International, the literary journal published by the UBC department
of Creative Writing. All us wretches
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1991 News
who labour in the word dungeon are
keeping our fingers crossed that she
wins the big prize.
Harris Directory
Starting the end of October, the
Harris Publishing Company will be
telephoning alumni for the verification
phase of our Harris Directory project.
Information such as current name,
academic data, residence address and
phone number will be included in each
individual listing. The scope of this
information is an indication ofthe thoroughness ofthe directory. Information
will be sorted alphabetically, by class
year and by geographic location in
separate sections of the book. Also
included will be photos, messages from
both the Association and the university, and information about UBC.
Soon, locating classmates will be
as easy as turning a page with the UBC
Alumni Directory. You may reserve
your personal copy when your Harris
rep phones,"-,ut don't delay. This will
be your only opportunity to order this
comprehensive new directory.
Recycled Paper
for the Chronicle
We receive many letters asking us
why The Chronicle isn't printed on recycled paper. The answer is easy: there
isn't any recycled paper to print the
magazine on. Because ofthe size ofthe
run (92,000+), we print the mag on a
web press. According to our printer,
recycled paper is not yet available in
the size used by these presses (5' x 4'
rolls). As soon recycled paper is available, we will use it. And tell you about
The Alumni Association produces
numerous newsletters, brochures and
miscellaneous printed materials
throughout the year. We use recycled
paper on virtually all these projects.
Association letterhead and envelopes
are also printed on recycled paper.
The Chronicle is recyclable, by the
way. We send all our over runs and
returns, as well as office paper waste,
to campus recycling. When you are
finished with the magazine (or any
glossy magazine), be sure to recycle it.
Faculty Club
The doors to that long-time bastion of privilege, that symbol of division
between us (the students!) and them
(professors and administration elitists!)
are finally being broken down. Hoards
of the unwashed and long-haired will
line up to buy their memberships,
stake out their territories, drink their
liberating pints of grog, free the place
from oppression.
But wait! Who are those people
lining up? They look like accountants
and dentists and engineers and doctors and, for heaven's sake, university professors! Where on earth did
all those protesters go?!?
How could they have imagined, all
those years ago? Not only is the Faculty Club opening its doors to those
rabble who occupied and protested,
but it's offering them memberships, as
well. How times do change.
Any UBC grad of five years is eligible for an evening membership at the
UBC Faculty Club. These memberships are restricted to evening (after 4
p.m. Monday to Friday) and weekends,
but otherwise provide full use of the
club. The club has a formal dining
room, snack bar, lounge, games room,
reading room and a 17 room hotel for
Remember "we have seen the enemy and he is us"? Well, come rub
elbows with the old foe.
Pharmacy Plants
Health Garden
In among the roses and rhodos of
Vancouver's Van Dusen Gardens, the
Pharmacy Division of the Alumni Association has planted a medicinal garden.
"We thought the medicinal plant
collection was a fitting way to commemorate the centennial anniversary
of pharmacy in the province," said
Louanne Twaites, 1953 Pharmacy
Twaites, former president of the
Division and current Association Member at Large, says that medicinal gardens have historically served the purpose of cultivating plants known to be
useful in healing, and allow further
study of plants and their potential as
One plant in the garden, Taxol,
currently in the news as an export
product, is made from the bark of the
is> ptest&ed to announce
Who is eligible?
1) U&C Alumni of at
least 5 years standing or
2) those sponsored by
an Ordinary Member
?< Evening Members will be allowed
access to all facilities and special events of
the Club during evenings (after 4 p.m.)
and anytime on weekends on the same
basis as other members.
){ Evening Members will not be allowed
to vote at general meetings, hold elected
office in the Club, sponsor other Evening
Members or become eligible for the reduced
rate of dues offered to retired Ordinary
-V The annual fee is $300 per year (plus
GST), payable in advance. It will be
prorated at $25 per month (plus GST) for
the fiscal year beginning July 1. The fee
will be reviewed annually and may be
adjusted to reflect current conditions.
-Y This summer extensive renovations
for seismic, handicap access, safety and
aesthetic reasons have begun on the main
floor. Included in this project is a re-design
of the main dining room and lounge. This
has necessitated closing these facilities for
the months of August through October.
We will maintain limited service on the
lower level during the renovations.
UBC Faculty Club Memberships
(604) 822-3656 or
(604) 822-6620
or write:
The UBC Faculty Club
6331 Crescent Road
Vancouver, B.C.
V6T 1Z2
UBCAlumniChronicle, Fall 1991 News
Pacific Yew. It is currently being studied for its cancer-fighting potential by
UBC researchers.
Labrador tea, Saskatoon Berry,
Goatsbeard and Devil's Club are just a
few ofthe plants in the garden used for
their healing properties. Many of the
plants were used as medicinal herbs
by Native Indians throughout North
The Garden forms part of Van
Dusen's Canadian Heritage Garden,
and was dedicated by UBC Pharmacy
alumni this spring. (UBC Reports)
Michael Conway
Baker Releases CD
Watching The Adventures of Robin
Hood, the 1938 version with Errol Flynn
and Basil Rathbone, you can't help
being swept along with the music. It's
grand, moving andvery visual. Itheight-
ens adventure, warns of danger, shows
fear and even draws some laughs. It's
movie music, and some of the best.
Michael Conway Baker, BMus'66,
like Robin. Hood's Erich Korngold, is a
master of visual music. His music for
Nails, a National Film Board award
winner, is a magnificent example. It
contains scenes of a nail factory, industrial noise, and Baker's music. It's
a stunning tour deforce.
He has won many awards for his
music including Genies for Nails and
The Grey Fox. He has written music for
radio and television, and created the
theme music for UBC'.s World of Opportunity Campaign video. A new film,
Kootenai Brown, will open in the fall,
scored by Baker.
The CBC has just released an SM
5000 CD of his music. Department of
Music head Robert Silverman, Ann
Mortifee, and Kazuyoshi Akiyama and
the CBC Vancouver Orchestra perform pieces including the Fanfare for
Expo '86, music from the T.V. series,
Planet for the Taking, and four songs
by Ann Mortifee.
The CD is available from the CBC.
Sports Hall of Fame
Kicks Off in 1992
UBC has produced its share of
remarkable athletes over the past 75
years. The Athletic Hall of Fame will
recognize those individuals and house
memorabilia of sports glory days gone
Modifications are currently
underway to the foyer of the War Memorial Gym to provide room for the
exhibit. Along with displays of sports
heroes and heroines and the materiel
of their sports wars will be photo
graphic records of past eras at UBC.
The Hall of Fame will capture the essence of life on campus at various
times, and will serve as an inspiration
to future generations of students and
followers of sport.
Nominations for inductees into the
Hall of Fame are already pouring into
the Athletics Office. These names will
be reviewed and an initial induction
ceremony will be held in May, 1992. At
the same time, video-taped interviews
are being conducted with exceptional
students and athletes ofthe past. These
will be made into a composite video
presentation to be premiered at the
same time as the induction.
To share your UBC memorabilia or
to nominate a special UBC person, not
necessarily a sports hero, for the Hall
of Fame, contact Fred Hume at (604)
Calling All First
Nations Alumni
The Alumni Association and the
First Nations House of Learning is eager to hear from all First Nations Alumni
of UBC. We want to put together a
mailing list of First Nations grads to
keep you in touch with UBC and to
keep you informed of the events we
have planned for the future.
The First Nations Longhouse will
be opening in the Spring of 1992. This
Coast Salish style longhouse will have
an adjoining circular underground library/resource centre, representing
the pit house of Interior First Nations
people. The longhouse will serve as a
social, cultural and academic centre
for all First Nations people at UBC. We
are also interested in organizing a reunion of First Nations Alumni either to
coincide with the grand opening of the
longhouse, or at a later date.
Please contact the Alumni Association Offices or Verna Kirkness, Director of the First Nations House of
Learning, (604) 822-8944.
Divinsky Makes a
Sea Change
Remember those witty, easy going
explanations of the mysteries of math
that used to liven up Nathan Drvinisky's
classes? Remember, especially, how
Dr. Divinsky used to make you think
that mathematics might actually be a
field worth getting into?
Yes, Prof. Divinsky had a way about
him when it came to the magic of
numbers. Now he's retired (only slightly
under duress) and taken up a second
career: cruise ship host.
In December 8, 1991, Divinsky
will set sail on the luxury cruise ship
"Crystal Harmony," giving lectures on
mathematics, chess, bridge and puzzles, all subjects of his voracious sense
of inquiry. A Bridge Life Master, he will
organize tournaments and give simultaneous chess exhibitions against 20
or more opponents. The first cruise will
tour the Mexican Riviera and the Caribbean to San Juan. Call Professor
Divinsky (604) 228-0152 if you are
interested in going along. □
Cecil Green
He's not to be called "Sir Cecil"
officially because the knighthood is
honorary, but Cecil Green is thrilled
nonetheless. The honour wasconferred
on Green by Queen Elizabeth at a
ceremony in Dallas, Texas. "She did a
good job of sending me into the stratosphere," he is quoted as saying in the
Vancouver Sun. "I'm only just coming
back down to ground."
Cecil Green is a longtime friend
and benefactor to UBC and other universities around the world. His most
recent gift to UBC, nearly $7 million, will
be used to build and maintain Green
College, a residential graduate college at UBC patterned after Green
College, Oxford.
Cecil Green was born in Manchester, England, and came to Canada in
1902. He attended UBC between 1918
and 1921. He is a co-founder of the
electronics giant, Texas Instruments.
"Sir Cecil" at Cecil Green Park with
bust of his wife, Ida, who died in '89.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1991 IS
Hong Kong is the business capital of Asia. On the doorstep of
China, it is the gateway to the entire
Asia   Pacific  region.  And  home  to
Cathay Pacific, the only airline that flies
daily non-stop 747 service from Vancouver. We take very special care to ensure
you arrive in better shape. Because that
is our business. And our passion.
Arrive in better shape Hong Kong
The Great Canada Festival (June
10 - July 1) was a busy time for branch
president Anthony Cheng, MD'67 and
his team of volunteers. The branch,
along with 9 other Canadian alumni
associations, hosted a disco party June
16. On June 29, the branch took part
in an Education Abroad seminar in the
new cultural centre in Hong Kong.
They joined reps from other Canadian
universities in a well-attended Canada
Day picnic at Happy Valley. They set
up a colourful booth displaying infor-
mation and souvenirs from UBC.
The UBC Thunderbird Basketball team attended the festival and
played the Hong Kong combined team.
The branch has selected the recipients of the Association's Visiting
Student Awards. Karen Chan and
Anna Chan will attend UBC in the fall.
David Strangway, Dean of Graduate
Studies John Grace, Dr. Bill Gibson
and Dr. Cecil Green.
Branch rep Brett Anderson is planning the annual barbeque at La Jolla
Beach for September 7, 1991. Mark
that date on your calendar.
Al Lalonde, T-Bird captain, receives the Hong
Kong Canadian Friendship Cup from Dr.
Anthony Cheng.
The Calgary branch held its first
golf tourney on Sunday, July 21. Clear
skies, fast greens and a hot BBQ
made for a fine day on the links.
Bragging rights go to the team of Gord
Flanigan, BA'83, Peg Flanigan,
BComm'85, MSc'88, Deborah Green,
BA'78 and Gord Fraser. The tournament will be an annual event.
The branch set up an information
booth at the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists convention recently.
The AGM was held June 11 at
Max's lounge. Ron Davis, BASc
(MechEng)'65 was elected pres. For
more info on events, and to get on our
list, call Tim Dallimore, 266-6824, or
Anthony Chin, BComm'87 247-0126.
San Diego
A luncheon was held earlier this
year at the Charthouse in Oceanside.
Keynote speaker was Lloyd Smigel
who spoke on "How to Deal with the
Grapevine Before it Deals with You."
Special guests were UBC President
thanks to Jim Dutton and Alan Lawley of
The Rose and Crown Pub
at Yonge & Eglinton in Toronto for their
support of the TO Branch Pub Nights.
At the San Diego branch lunch: David Strangway,
left, Cecil Green and branch president Brett
Anderson, far right.
UBC Grants Degrees to
Cariboo, Okanagan
College Students
As part of the province's initiative to increase the number of
degree-granting institutions in B.C., men and women from Cariboo
College in Kamloops and Okanagan College in Kelowna crossed the
platform to receive degrees from UBC, UVic and SFU this spring.
These students were the first to benefit from the new relationship
between B.C.'s degree-granting universities and the colleges, which
allows students to complete university-level courses at colleges
around the province.
At Cariboo College, Alumni branch rep Rob McDiarmid was on
hand to present pins to the graduates and to welcome them to the
Association. A reception was held in the grads' honour the evening
before the ceremonies. The event, sponsored by the alumni associations of UVic, SFU, UBC and Cariboo College, was a great success.
In Kelowna, the UBC Alumni Association hosted a pre-congrega-
tion reception to welcome new grads. The reception, held at the Capri
Hotel, was also a great success. Michael Bishop, Kelowna branch rep,
was a member ofthe platform party at the next day's ceremonies, and
distributed pins to the new grads.
President Strangway addressed both graduation ceremonies.
Charter Okanagan College/UBC grads and guests at
a reception held in their honour, (l-r) Okanagan
College President Bill Bowering; UBC Chancellor Leslie
Peterson, Allan Wittkopf, Linda Hartmann, Colleen
Mulvihill, Pamela Baldwin, David Strangway. Scott
Ross, Judy Stuart, UBC AA rep Michael Bishop.
UBCAlumniChronicle, Fall 1991 Branches
For info on a Branch in your area, call
the number listed on the map or the
Assoc, offices at: (604) 822-3313, or
fax us at (604) 822-8928.
David Strangway and Garde
Gardom, Q.C, the Agent General for
B.C. hosted a reception at B.C. House
in London on Wednesday, July 10.
Over 50 people attended including longtime London branch rep Alice Hemming, BA'28, OBE. Guests ranged in
age from 83 years to 15 months, and in
the words of one guest, it was a cheerful, interesting gathering.
San Francisco
San Francisco grads are invited to
volunteer their time and interest to
organize SF branch activities. Call Peter Lawson (415) 541-0108, or Rob
Botman (415) 274-6041.
Strangway to Tour
UBC President David Strangway
will travel around Canada and the US
in the coming months to meet with
alumni reps. Alumni living in these
areas will receive details ofthe visits in
advance, or call the Alumni Association office, (604) 822-3313, for more
information. The schedule includes:
Sept 13 New York, Washington,
Sept 20 Prince George, Quesnel
and Williams Lake
Oct 20  Toronto
Dec 5     Montreal
Do you want to get involved in
an Alumni Branch in your
area? Here is a list of current
branch reps in Canada and
around the world.
Ron Davis    ^s
(403) 281 -021 7
(403) 266-4400 (w
Michael Bishop
8614022 (w
Rob McDiarmid
374-2201 (h)
374-3344 (w;
Jim Slater
Loc. 2435 lw'
Peter Lawson
(415) 541-0108 (w)
Rob Botman
(415) 252-5790 |h)
(415) 274-6041 (w)
James & Andrea Woyce
Russell Mark
(03)408-2101 (w)
Atsushi Yamakoshi
(045) 474-0554
Anthony Cheng
Tan Yam Pin
4733533 |w)
Chris Brangwin
4 Fairweather St.
Belleview Hill
NSW 2023
Australia 700
Glenna Chestnutt
(416) 229-2222 (w)
(416) 487-0380 (h)
Don Gardner
613) 829-2257
Kevin Rush
I 6) 640-7830 |w)
Jay Brown
(301) 229-7125 |h)
Brian MacKenzie
(714)361-781 1
Hartley Turpin
(714) 644-1025
Brett Anderson
(619) 931-9036
Miss Alice Hemming
UBC AlumniChronlcle, Fall 1991
11 Campaign
World of
President's Fund nears its goal
Thanks to the tremendous support of alumni, the corporate
sector, the Vancouver Foundation and the government of B.C.,
UBC's President's Fund—established through the World of Opportunity Campaign—is nearing its $24 million goal.
A cornerstone of the President's Fund is providing entrance
scholarships, allowing UBC to attract the best and brightest students. To date, 34 scholarships, fellowships and bursary funds
have been established. Among the opportunities they will provide
are: increased monies for graduate programs for women, especially in areas where women are under-represented; scholarships
and bursary support of First Nations students, giving native people
greater representation on campus; financial support for disabled
students, providing access to the unique opportunities UBC offers.
President's Fund donations will also free UBC to react quickly to
the unexpected. Funds will be used to attract distinguished faculty
or purchase collections that come on the market suddenly. Celebrated scholars will "be brought to the campus for seminars and
conferences; writers and scientists for workshops and lecture
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Students conduct telepledge program
Students helping students
through telepledge
"Hi, Mr. Smith. I'm a UBC student
calling from campus tonight. I'm calling to speak with you about the letter
you received from the Alumni Association President regarding the World of
Opportunity Campaign..."
By the end of July, more than
20,000 alumni had received similar
phone calls from students through the
telepledge program.
Organized by the UBC Development Office, the program began in
October 1990 to encourage alumni to
contribute to the President's Fund.
For the 10 student callers who
gather each night, armed with telephone in one hand and a pledge form
in the other, the program allows them
to raise funds to help their fellow students, while finding out from UBC
alumni what they've been doing since
their university days.
"When an alumnus says he or she
would like to contribute, well, that just
makes my day!" said one student caller.
As of July 30, more that 5,000
alumni contacted through the telepledge program have agreed to donate
to the fund.
Sopron alumni establish
In the winter of 1957, 300 Hungarians gathered on the steps of the UBC
biology building to have their photograph taken. The group included 196
students, 29 professors and their wives
and families who had fled their native
land a few months earlier in the wake
of Russian tanks sent to crush the
Hungarian revolt of 1956.
The group comprised the entire student body and faculty of the Forest
Engineering University of Sopron, Hungary, situated near the country's western border.
At the invitation of the Canadian
government, they continued their studies at UBC, and 141 graduated from
what became known as the Sopron
UBC AlumniChronicle, Fall 1991 Sopron students in 1956
division of the Faculty of Forestry.
In 1961, the exiled students presented a plaque to UBC which today
hangs in International House. It shows
a pair of hands linked in friendship
with the simple inscription, "UBC
Adopted Sopron, 1956-1961."
Thirty years later, the Sopron
alumni have established a scholarship, through the President's Fund, to
bring a master's or PhD student from
Hungary to complete his or her studies
at UBC.
UBC professor Antal Kozak, one of
the Sopron alumni, has visited and
taught at Sopron in recent years. He
says UBC's program is superior to
European programs.
"The student who is awarded this
scholarship will benefit Sopron University because ofthe tremendous experience he or she will take back," said
Kozak. Even with the political changes
in Eastern Europe, it will take many
years before they can catch up with
western technology."
John Grace. Dean of Graduate Studies
Grads benefit from fund
UBC offers 140 different graduate
programs in a variety of specialties
that are in demand in contemporary
society, including nursing, rehabilitation medicine, architecture, social
work, community and regional planning, landscape architecture, family
and nutritional sciences, physical education, audiology and speech sciences
and library, archival and information
Through donations to the President's Fund, 16 fellowships and scholarships will be established in graduate
studies, enabling UBC alumni and
alumni of institutions around the world
to pursue their areas of specialty.
"Graduate programs tend to be
more expensive because they're so specialized. Because grad students tend
to be older—many with family responsibilities—it's often financially difficult
for them to complete their studies,"
said Dean John Grace ofthe Faculty of
Graduate Studies.
Therefore, the faculty has looked to
industry, the private sector and alumni
to assist graduate students in completing their specialties. Grace points
to an industry-funded Pulp and Paper
Engineering Program, in which people
working in the pulp and paper industry spent a year completing their master's degrees.
"The rave reviews have been wonderful. When the participants in the
program returned to work, we were
told they made a tremendous contribution to their companies."
For the first time this year, UBC will
offer doctoral programs in nursing and
pharmacy, and the university is hoping to develop a PhD program in law.
Projects to be funded
The World of Opportunity
Campaign will continue through 1992
and needs your help and support.
The university will be looking to select
corporations, international friends,
alumni, foundations and the campus
community to raise $30 million to
complete the campaign.
It is anticipated that current
campaign building projects will create
1,200 person years of work in the
construction industry. Nine new
buildings will be constructed on
campus, made possible by campaign
donations. Those still requiring
funding are:
• New Library Centre—to address
an urgent need for more space to
house the expanding collection, and
for new storage systems and
technology so that users can obtain
information from the Library's
worldwide networks.
• Creative Arts Facility—to provide studio space for students and
faculty in fine arts, music and theatre. A production area, film theatre,
costume design facilities, a studio
theatre and a scene shop will be
constructed, providing a multi-media environment where creativity can
• First Nations Longhouse—the
first west coast longhouse constructed
as an integral part of a university
campus, it will be the focus of First
Nations student activities at UBC.
Funding for endowed chairs will
support pioneering research, learning
and international exchange of
knowledge in such critical areas as
health, the environment, law,
business, ethics, science, engineering
and the arts. There are 31 centres,
academic chairs, endowments and
fellowships that need campaign
donations, including:
• Centre for Women's Studies and
Gender Relations
• Chair in Spinal Cord Physiology
• Art Gallery Endowment
• Centre for Food Quality and
• Chair in Fisheries and
• Professorship in Nursing
(Elizabeth Kenney McCann
• Centre for Literacy and
• Chair in Ophthalmology
(Stephen M. Drance Chair)
Further information will be coming
to alumni later in the fall and next
UBC honorary alumnus
Jack Bell becomes a member ofthe Musqueam tribe
at a sod-turning ceremony
for the First Nations
Longhouse. Bell donated
$ 1 million to the longhouse
through the World of Opportunity Campaign.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1991
13 A Tasteful Discord
The Koerner Ceramics Gallery at the
Museum of Anthropology
by Robin Laurence
mmediately, you are surrounded by consoling good taste.
Panels of walnut and marble. Subdued lighting. Hushed
ambience. Baroque music playing. Outside, all is high,
bright, glassy. Slabs of pale concrete, and fixed to them,
dark fragments of totem poles, cracked and weathered,
speaking to you from myth-time. Wolf, bear, killer whale:
heraldic declarations of a New World people. A woodworking
people. Harvesting forest and ocean and living on the
narrow shore between. And there, beyond the glass walls,
their forest, their ocean.
Inside the Koerner Ceramics Gallery at the MOA, though,
you are quite suddenly in another age and place. Another
culture, a European culture, speaking to you from book-
time, the Renaissance and the Reformation. Speaking with
clay, hard baked, smooth glazed, intricately decorated.
Bowls, platters, tiles, tankards, posset pots. Cisterns and
inkstands. Sauce boats and saltcellars. Jugs, vases, bottles
and jars. Made by people who didn't carve wood but burned
it to fuel the kilns to fire these ceramic objects. Images of
saints, soldiers and oherubim. Parrots, cabbages and two-
headed eagles. Great plates painted with family crests and
portraits: heraldic declarations of an Old World people.
Momentarily (Vivaldi's Four Seasons now playing, insistently, elegantly), you forget why you are surprised,
disconcerted. Then a tourist reminds you: Anxious with
anticipation she comes in, looks around, says, "This isn't
Indian. This has nothing to do with Indians."
Oh, you think. Not quite nothing. You might tell her, but
she's gone, back to myth-time. Look, you might have said,
look at this text panel. This entire collection was donated to
the MOA by Walter Koerner. And Walter Koerner has played
a pivotal role in supporting native culture, and in creating
the Museum and its Northwest Coast Collection. A shy, self
effacing man, Koerner does not like to speak to the press
about his philanthropy and his long history of support for
the university, nor about the wonderful things that he has
collected and donated over the years. But the record is
there. Difficult to erase such generosity.
During the 1950s, Koerner initiated and funded a UBC
expedition to Ninstints, an abandoned Haida village on
Anthony Island, to salvage some of its magnificent poles. In
the 1960s, he contributed to the creation of Haida houses
and poles which were installed in UBC's Totem Park. And
in 1972, he and his wife Marianne donated their valuable
collection of Northwest Coast native art to the Museum of
-Anthropology, a donation that was essential in securing
federal government financing for the construction of the
Museum itself. When, in 1988, he gave his extensive
European ceramics collection to the MOA (along with the
money to display the work), it was the consolidation of a
long and significant association. So, you might say to the
tourist, not quite nothing.
Carol Mayer, Curator of Ethnology and Exhibits at the
MOA, worked closely with Walter Koerner while researching and organizing the displays in the new gallery, and was
recently given an award for outstanding achievement from
the Canadian Museums Association for the display. (A
third partner in the process was designer Herb Watson.)
She adds another argument for the logic of hooking a
European wing onto an anthropology museum.
"Anthropology is the study of human behaviour in its
broadest sense," she says. "So what are Europeans?" As a
curator and museologist, she has been accused of "muddying
the water." But what the ceramics gallery does, she believes,
is introduce a necessary discordancy into notions of what
belongs where. Mayer has always felt uncomfortable with
the boundaries between disciplines. "I have a problem with
the rut. The art history rut, the anthropology rut, the
UBC AlumniChronicle, Fall 1991 decorative arts rut. And what exactly is
the decorative arts? It has no theoretical base to speak of, it borrows from
other disciplines." So why not shift the
study of European ceramics to a place
adjacent to Northwest Coast native carvings? Why not anthropologize?
Once you've adjusted to the where-
ness ofthe place, you are overwhelmed
by the all-ness of it. Except for a few
objects kept aside for teaching purposes, the 600 piece Koerner donation
is here in its entirety. Italian maiolica,
German stoneware, English and Dutch
delftware, Hafnerware, and what is
probably the largest collection of
Anabaptist faience in North America.
The totality is consistent with the MOA's
policy of visible storage (although nothing here looks stored: it is all sumptuously displayed). It also resists what
Mayer calls "the gold vein," the tendency of decorative arts curators to
choose only the finest objects for exhibition. "As an anthropologist," she says,
she is more interested in "showing the
range of human endeavour."
The range of human endeavour
means that the works here vary from
crude to sophisticated, from chunky
peasant crockery (the word Koerner
likes to use to describe the collection)
to aristocratic dinner services. The glazing and painting, too, extend up and
down the ladder of accomplishment.
At one end, you notice an Austrian
dish, dated about 1700, painted with a
crucifixion scene, as naive as if executed by a child. Christ's cross is
flanked by a hairy sun and a bearded
moon, the whole scene surrounded by
wavy blue lines and blotches. An English charger from the early 18th century, blithely depicts the Fall of Man.
Eve flips an apple in Adam's direction,
her nether regions discreetly covered
by a swirl of her long hair, his by an
exuberantly phallic fig leaf. At the other
end, great mastery. Italian Renaissance
paintings, only they're on dishes in-
continued page 16
Deconstructing Expertise
What does the label really say about the object? Why? And in whose
These are questions curators at UBC's Museum of Anthropology are
posing as they adjust their exhibition practices to accommodate post
structural critical theories (like deconstruction) which refute the authority
of the text. What text? Any text, including the researched labels and
explanatory panels that have long been standard tools of museum exhibi-
Dr. Marjorie Halpin, Curator of Ethnology at the MOA, says that
contemporary critical theory "challenges the museum's single voice of
authority, deconstructs the notion of expertise, and questions the traditional conviction that museum collections should tell stories and represent
cultures." Deconstruction theory says that because language is a shifting
cloud of elusive meanings and ambiguous codes - and charged with
cultural bias - it is impossible to establish with it any absolute or unilateral
theme or story. Everything is flux and fragmentation. In a similarly
disruptive fashion, deconstruction is applied to the ways in which museums use and interpret material culture. "The post-modernist concept is on
of fragments," Halpin explains. "There's no truth, no on right answer."
The imposition of an authoritative narrative voice, often that of a white.
Western academic, is now as much a political as a philosophical anachronism. Western museums that display objects from non-Western or non-
contemporary cultures must be alert to the ethnocentric bias inherent in
interpretation and display. The days are past, Halpin says, when objects
can be used as signs and markers for the story of other cultures.
Fellow curator Carol Mayer agrees that the authoritative voice in
museum practice must be abandoned. Even so, there is a lot of informative
text in the Koerner Ceramics Gallery, much of it describing the social,
economic, political and technical conditions under which the ceramics
were produced. But Mayer points out that the labels are set far enough
away from the objects that the objects can speak for themselves, communicate their own authority, their own material presence.
Although exhibition strategies differ even within the MOA, curators
there agree on what must be addressed in museology these days. "Exhibits
can be very important vehicles for change," Mayer says. "And sometimes
that change is in the way museums are dealing with what museums are."
Page 14 (l-r) Stove tile, Italy,
1530-1540; Anabaptist tankard, Czechoslovakian, 1590-
40, simple and
unornamented, meant for
use within the Anabaptist
community; Anabaptist
tankard, Czechoslovakian,
1697, decorated for commission to nobility.
This page (l-r) Stove tile,
Austria, 16th century; Tiled
stove, Germany or Central
Europe, c 1560, in use till the
early 1950s.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1991
15 stead of wood panels. A 15th century
sculpted figure of St. John the Baptist
from the Delia Robbia Studios in Florence. Investing a craft medium with a
fine art intent.
And then there is whimsy. You sail
along (propelled now by Pavarotti shouting Nessun dormaf], and lodge beside
an 18th century piece of it. A miniature
chest of drawers, yellow, white and
pink, made, the label says, in a small
factory at Tata, Hungary, founded by
Count Jozsef Esterhazy in 1758. A
young girl comes by, looks intently at
the little chest, asks, "Where's the
clothes?" Her father corrects her,
"Where are the clothes." She understands the real issue though—whimsy,
not grammar—and says, "They'd have
to be miniature clothes anyway."
There are stories here about the
spread of tin glaze technology throughout Europe, about trade and commerce and influence from Asia, about
itinerant potters, about religious persecution and Anabaptist communes
and the exigencies of fashion and taste.
But ultimately what all this work demonstrates is the sensibility of the shy
man who collected it. As Mayer says,
"the hand of the potter" is on these
ceramics. No brittle, cold porcelain
perfection here, but a weight and a
warmth and a humanity that defy the
long chilly stretches of glass and marble, the blasts from the air conditioner.
Remarkably enough, Walter
Koerner has been collecting ceramics—cultivating his sensibility—for
some eight decades, since he was a
child in Central Europe. "When I was a
boy in school," he has written, "I first
got the bug of collecting decorative
ceramic objects, usually plates and
jars, created by Czechoslovakian peasant potters. With the encouragement
of my mother, who had an unusual
feeling for colour and the life of the
people of our native land, I slowly
began to build a collection." The collection expanded in scope and continued
to grow after Walter Koerner emigrated
to Canada in 1939 and established,
with his brothers, an immensely successful forest products business. Inspired to shape the context of his ceramics, Koerner sought out Italian,
French, English, Dutch and German
pieces, even after adding the collecting
of Northwest Coast native art to his
interests. And the patronage of the
university. And the building of the
Museum. But you've already been
through that. The connections. Wood
and clay. Carvers and potters. The Old
World and the New. The rest, as they
say, is history.
Or is it anthropology?
Robin Laurence writes on art topics for
local and national publications.
From top, counterclockwise: Dish,
Italy, mid 16th
century; Figure of
St. John the Baptist,
Italy, Delia Robia
Studios, late 15th
century; Dish,
Mexico, early 18th
century; "Charger,"
with Adam and
Eve, England, early
18th century;
Germany, 1550-
1600, named after
a Counter-
clergyman, meant
to ridicule him.
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Or call, 604-228-3313 The Grant's the Thing
Good ideas aren't
enough when it
grants. Your
"omeone once said that a good deal of academic research can be done with
just a pencil, paper and a wastebasket. For some faculty members at UBC, it's
true that research requires more time than money. Political science professor Kal
Holsti, for example, accomplishes highly respected scholarship on a budget of
$ 1,000 a year. "Most of my costs are for postage, phone calls, faxing, copying and
word processing," he says. "There are lots of ways to get that stuff done without
large grants." Holsti has held the prestigious Killam Research Fellowship, which
has helped buy time for his international relations research. He also receives
student assistance through programs such as work-study. But he has managed
COmCS   tO  Winning        to avoid large grants with their paperwork and management demands.
~ It is an increasing fact of academic life, however, that research requires
considerable grant money. Especially in the natural sciences and medicine,
scholars need financial help for equipment, computer time, payments to
subjects, animal care, salaries for technical assistants and support for graduate
Just how much grant money a scholar needs is highly variable. In the
sciences, some individuals work on their own and have one or more annual,
ongoing grants in the tens of thousands of dollars. Others work in teams with
J}T)'r)lir'atiOn  "Will  be       grants in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Chris Fibiger, head of the Division
^  ± of Neurological Sciences, oversees a lab with an MRC budget of $450,000 a year.
William Ovalle and Bernie Bressler operate a research lab in the Anatomy
Department, funded at a level of about $130,000 a year from several agencies.
A group led by Donald Calne was awarded a $6.1 million grant from the Medical
Research Council (MRC) in 1990. The money will be spent over five years, and
involve 11 full-time and seven part-time faculty members, plus support staff.
Though levels vary dramatically across campus, the need for support
touches all departments from Physics to English. UBC's strategic plan for the
1990s stresses research, and competition for research money is very intense.
Rounding up money is an important part ofthe work of academics today, and
takes a substantial portion of their time. "When I started out," says Anatomy
associate professor Joanne Weinberg, "I spent 2-3 months per year, full-time,
writing grant proposals." The process does become easier, but remains time-
But acquiring and keeping financial support requires more than time. It
requires a whole set of skills and political sensitivities which have come to be
called "grantsmanship," or, in egalitarian language, "grantship." Grantship is so
essential and demanding that several UBC departments have appointed faculty
to help in the process. Patricia Vertinsky is associate dean in Education for
graduate programs and research. She gives workshops and one-to-one assistance to individuals applying for internal UBC grants and grants from other
sources. There's a lot to learn about the system, she says. "Ultimately,
grantsmanship is political. You have to know the rules ofthe game, both implicit
and explicit."
The explicit rules are those which go into making up a good application.
Proposals should be "consistent, clear, coherent, and articulate," supported by
appropriate references, and aimed to produce potentially useful results, she
says. (See sidebar).
And the implicit rules? "You also need a political understanding of the
process," says Vertinsky. "You need to know who's giving the grants, why they're
making the money available, and why they would want to fund one person or
project over another."
Researchers need to know, as well, what lines of thought are current, and
what paradigms prevalent. This subject touches a raw nerve, though is acknowledged as a reality of funding life. Most investigators agree that research is more
likely to be funded if it conforms to prevailing concerns such as multiculturalism
or auto-immunity, and faculty members whose grants are turned down some-
scrutinized as
carefully as your
by Eleanor Boyle
18 UBCAluniniChronicle,Falll991 Pay Attention:
Some Tips From the Pros
JL think there is a way to write a grant proposal successfully," says
Bernie Bressler. Professor of Anatomy and Associate Vice-President, Research, Bressler has been funded by the MRC for many years, and has
never had a proposal turned down by that agency. He and other experienced grant applicants at UBC agree that there are do's and don't's in
grantship. Here are a few of their thoughts.
• "It's amazing how many applicants don't tell you clearly what they intend
to do in their research. Write explicitly, directly, what you plan to do."
(Richard Spratley, Director of Research Services.)
• Your experiments should emerge directly from the rationale and the
literature review, which should be concise, up-to-date, and relevant. Be
explicit about budgets - about how budgets from different agencies overlap,
and how they will be spent. "I've never been on a committee in which it didn't
happen: reviewers say "I can't assess the overlap, so there probably is quite
a lot, and we should cut the budget." (Bernie Bressler)
• "Let the committee know that there's a larger purpose to your work, an
overarching theoretical purpose, that it's not just a series of clever experiments." (Richard Tees, Professor and head of Psychology).
• Start small: don't try to answer all questions in one research study. Also,
write the grant proposal so that someone who is not an expert in your
specific field can understand it. (Faith Gagnon of Gagnon Research
• "It is absolutely, positively, unconditionally essential that you pay
attention to the mechanics ofthe process, (even if the mechanics seem) silly
and excessively bureaucratic." In other words, follow the directions on a
grant proposal, irksome as they may be. (The Compleat Academic, eds. M.P.
Zanna and J.M. Darley, Random House, N.Y.)
times protest that it's because they
refused to tailor their project to some
such vogue concern. But Richard Tees,
head of Psychology, believes many
people exaggerate the effect of having
to fit the mould to be funded. He also
points out that research does evolve,
and that investigators must have the
flexibility to evolve with it. "When I'm
being cynical, I talk about fashion,"
says Tees. "But when I'm being realistic, I talk about the fact that the world
changes." Nevertheless, the fact of prevailing paradigms is frustrating for
those who want to continue one line of
research for years, and for iconoclasts
who feel their work is ahead of its time.
Another set of dynamics in funding is probably specific to science. Consider, for example, the advice from Sol
Snyder, an American neuroscientist.
In his book Brainstorming, Snyder writes:
"Successful grant-
writing is an art form all to
itself. One of several secrets is not to describe a
complete, original, as yet
untested idea, even one
which you think will lead
to a tremendous breakthrough. Such an application is likely to be re
jected straight out. A far more successful strategy is to propose to do something you have already done." According to Snyder, if you have discovered
some phenomenon of nature, propose
to spend the next five years studying it
extensively. "Such an approach may
seem a trifle tedious, but it represents
the bread-and-butter, yeoman service
of science." Don't tell the granting
agency about marginal, high-risk ideas.
When you get the money, Snyder continues, use it on whatever project you
Is that cynical? Realistic? "He's
saying 'practise deceit,'" says Campbell
Clark, assistant professor of psychiatry. It's true, Clark adds, that granting
agencies want to be careful with their
money, and therefore avoid long shots.
"The potential payoff is low for funding
Ultimately, grantsmanship is
political. You have to know
the rules of the game, both
implicit and explicit"
risky research. So they prefer a conservative study which puts another
brick in the wall."
The pace of science is part of the
problem. "If I have a good idea, I do it
today," says Steve Vincent, associate
professor of psychiatry (even if that
means using lab resources which were
bought with money for another purpose.) "I'm not going to write a grant
proposal, which takes time, wait
months for funding, then start my
good idea. By then it would be an old
idea. That's not the way science works
'They give you money," he says,
"and you use it in the best way you
know how. Nobody ever comes back
and says, 'Are you doing what you said
you'd do?' Site visits (by funding agencies) are to see whether you're doing
anything worthwhile. When you write
for a five-year grant, it's impossible to
outline in detail what you'll be doing. In
four years I hope I'll be working on
something I can't even think of now."
This all assumes you'll get funded.
Over $ 1 billion was available in Canada
for academic research in 1990-91, most
of it from the Big Three agencies: the
National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) ($466 million); the Medical Research Council
($242 million); and the Social Sciences
and Humanities Research Council
(SSHRC) ($90 million).
But the reality is that most applicants to funding agencies get turned
down. Fewer than half of investigators
who applied to SSHRC in 1991 got
funding. For MRC applicants, 60% of
renewals were funded in 1990, but
only 17.7% of new applicants received
support. (MRC recipients receive about
10 times as much as SSHRC recipients
do, reflecting the differing nature of
arts versus science research.) The figures are so discouraging that, in the
social sciences and humanities, 90%
of Canadian faculty don't even apply
for outside support, says Richard
Spratley, director of Research Services
at UBC. While this figure includes sessional lecturers, it is still disturbing,
he says. Aside from the low success
rates, the business of grantship is simply unpleasant to many professors who
generally did not enter sociology, physics or medicine because they enjoy
asking for, or managing,
money. Grant applications
bring out the procrastina-
tor in individuals, and test
their patience, so that the
funding agency with the
acronym SSHRC is referred
to on campus as either
"shirk" or "shreek."
The low priority given to
research in Canada is a
concern        for        Olav
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1991
19 Slaymaker. Until recently head of Geography, he is now UBC associate vice-
president for research, in charge of
helping investigators access research
dollars from sources such as the World
Bank and European Community. According to Slaymaker, Canada's commitment to research is appallingly low.
Specifically, he said, investigation in
the humanities has low priority. A few
facts make the point. UBC's geography
department is highly ranked internationally, he says, for all of its scholars
who span humanities, social sciences,
and natural sciences. Yet because of
the low priority given to non-natural
science research, the following geography faculty members are grantholders:
in natural sciences: 9/9; in social sciences: 5/9; in humanities: 2 or 3/9.
Humanities investigation should not
be minimized because it's less expensive than science, he comments. "The
significance of work should not be
correlated with the amount of money it
The difficulties of grantship are
such that a non-faculty specialist has
emerged to help medically-oriented investigators. Faith Gagnon runs a business from the basement of University
Hospital Shaughnessy Site, helping
clinical professors and doctors apply
for grants, and carry out the studies.
In the five years she and her team have
been at it, they have applied for grants
from $5,000 to $1.2 million. "It takes a
lot of time to put together a grant
proposal," she says.
Why the scramble for funding? All
over the academic world, there is palpable pressure on faculty members to
produce research, if they want tenure
and promotion. Research is measured
by articles published in scholarly journals. And since quantity is easier to
assess than quality, the goal has
emerged for as many articles as possible on one's curriculum vitae (CV). It is
disparagingly called yardage by critics, who say CVs are inflated by the
dissection of data into "least publishable
units." Some attempts have been made
to assess quality over quantity, both in
universities and in funding agencies,
but the problem will take time to solve.
Meanwhile, research can be expected
to play a large part in the fortunes of
individual scholars and of UBC itself.
j Eleanor Boyle is a PhD candidate in
neuroscience at UBC and has worked
as a journalist for the Vancouver Sun,
the Toronto Star and other publications.
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the Great Trekker Dinner
S.U.B. Ballroom
6:30 p.m.
$40.00,payabletoAMS,6l38S.U.B. Boulevard,
Vancouver, B.C., V6T III.
Please indicate names of all guests when
mailing in your cheque. No tickets will be
issued. Reservations will be confirmed at the
This year's recipient of the Great Trekker Award
is Rosemary Brown. BSW'62, MSW'67, author,
lecturer and politician. Rosemary is currently
the executive director of MATCH International
Centre, a nongovernmental development
organization working with women in the 3rd
World. She was the 1987 Ruth Wy n Woodward
Professor of the Endowed Chair in Women's
Studies at SFU and in 1988 taught in the
faculty of Social Development at UVic. She
also taught at the School of Social Work at
UBC. Until her retirement from politics in 1986,
she served for 14 years as a member of the BC
Legislative Assembly. Join us in celebrating
Rosemary's achievements.
P.E. & Recreation Mini Open House
War Memorial Gym
10 a.m. -4 p.m.
Will feature displays outlining career options
for Phys Ed grads, as well as tours conducted
by faculty and alumni of the various research
labs in the War Memorial Gym. Contact: Kim
McElroy (822-2505) or Barb Harvey (822-4452).
Pharmacy Alumni 4th Annual Professional
Practice Evening
Ballroom, UBC Faculty Club
6331 Crescent Road
7 - 10 p.m.
Admission free
This evening provides a forum for students to
meet with alumni to gain better insight into
the many areas in which they may work. It
also provides an opportunity for alumni to
meet with each other. Contact: Sunny Loo
(432-1884 or 926-6046) or Barb Schoen (872-
7270 or 875-4077)
School of Social Work Mini Open House
6201 Cecil Green Park Road
7 - 10p.m.
The School will be open to alumni, students
and the general public with displays. "Mini-
reunions" will be staged throughout. The
School of Social Work is being moved in 1992,
so don't miss this opportunity to visit Graham
House! Contact Marty Lund 666-1356.
Agricultural Sciences Division Barbecue
MacMillan Building
5:30-9:30 p.m.
For new students, undergrads, faculty &.
alumni. Social eventfor classes of '81 (incl. '80
& '82), '66 (incl. '65 & '67). Opportunity for
students to meet & mingle with alumni already
working in field. Contact: Shenton Tan (420-
Great Trek Remembered & Launch of the
Sherwood Lett Biography "His Life and Times"
Cecil Green Park
11:30 a.m.
Great Trekkers N/C; Others $ 10
Grads from 1916 to 1929 are invited to attend
this annual luncheon. The guests will gather
at Cecil Green Park to revisit the spirit of the
Great Trek of 1922. A highlight of the event will
be the launch of the official biography of
Chief Justice Sherwood Lett,former president
of the Alumni Association and chancellor of
the university. Mrs. Evelyn Story Lett, BA'17,
widow of Sherwood Lett, will be present to
join in the celebration.
P.E. * Recreation Mini Open House
See Sept. 26.
P.E. & Recreation Tea Party
War Memorial Gym
7 -9 p.m.
UBCAtumniChronlcle, Fall 1991 SEPTEMBER 28
Blue and Gold Classic Football Game
Thunderbird Stadium
Kickoff 7:30 p.m.
Tickets available at the Alumni /Association:
$5/adults: $3/seniors, students; $1/children
under 12.
UBC Thunderbirds vs. Manitoba Bisons. Catch
the action and enjoy an evening of football,
prizes and a special half-time show, "Campus
on Parade!" More info, call 822-2531.
Geography Alumni Alliance AGM
Geography Building. Room 101
11 a.m.
Meeting & presentation of Geography
Alumnus of the Year Award.
12 noon
Geography Building
Geography Building, Room 101
Guest Speaker (to be announced).Look for
more information in the next newsletter or call
Chris Tourneau (263-4775)
Rehabilitation Medicine
Challenge Broomball
Date, Time & Place to be confirmed;
announcement on answering machine at
732-5180. Bring donation for the food bank.
An hour of challenge broomball between
alumni & undergrads, followed by an hour-
long family skate. Watch for the division
newsletter for update or phone number
Arts '20 Relay
Registration Sept. 9 until the day of the race.
University and community teams will race
from Vancouver General Hospital to UBC in
the famous Arts '20 Relay. Following the race,
there will be entertainment and a pancake
breakfast for everyone.
Nursing Division Homecoming Brunch
6251 Cecil Green Park Road
11:15 a.m.
The Nursing Division wishes to strengthen ties
with alumni & invites all grads to a brunch
where the grads of 10 and 25 years ago will
be recognized. Please RSVP (822-3313) and
send cheques to the UBC Alumni Association.
A guest speaker will address the subject of
mentoring nurses. Contact: Ann-Shirley
Goodell (738-7524)
School of Community
& Regional Planning Barbecue
Foyer, Frederick Lasserre Building
2-5 p.m.
An opportunity for interaction between
graduates and students, as well as a launch
forthe 1991-91 mentor programme. Contact:
Alan Artibise (822-3276)
The following reunions will be held this fall. For
more information, call the Programmes
Department at the Alumni Association (604)
Class of 1931
Sept. 6  Botanical Gardens &
Norman MacKenzie House
Sept. 26, Engineering Club
Class of 1941
Sept. 27 & 28, Faculty Club and
Cecil Green Park
Applied Science
Sept. 28, Faculty Club
Civil Engineering
Sept. 27, The Engineers' Club
Mechanical Engineering
Sept. 28, Faculty Club
Oct. 25, Cecil Green Park
Sept. 20 & 21, Private Home
Civil Engineering
Oct. 5, Cecil Green Park                  ]
Oct. 19 & 20, Medical Alumni
Centre, Cecil Green Park
Oct. 18, Four Seasons Hotel
Sept. 27 & 28
Oct. 25 & 26, Pan Pacific Hotel
Sept. 20, Cecil Green Park
Physical Education
Sept. 28, Cecil Green Park
Sept. 27-29, Whistler
Electrical Engineering
Oct. 27
Sept. 14, Medical Alumni Centre
UBCAlumniChronicle, Fall 1991
23 With Our Nation In
Peril, What Should
We Do?
An Open Letter from
Robert Clark,
UBC Professor Emeritus
The values and benefits shared by most Canadians
are more vital than the values and benefits which
divide us.
Examples of these shared benefits are many.
Our nationhood provides us with a high degree of
economic, political and religious freedom; one ofthe highest
standards of living in the world; a breathtaking geography
from sea to sea; an accessible, democratic government
based on parliamentary traditions; and the benefits of being
part of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Our government has provided us with Old Age Security, Unemployment Insurance and Family Allowance programmes with
national mobility, and health services based on nation wide
principles of equity and accessibility. Our system of
equalizations grants helps provide services to people in
provinces with limited revenue raising capacity.
In spite of these benefits, a majority of Canadians are
highly critical of politicians, especially of those in office.
Why? There are many reasons, but I feel four are
central. First, our political system is too partisan and
adversarial. More opportunities should be given for individual members of the House of Commons and the Senate
to vote according to their consciences, rather than according to the dictates of party discipline.
Second, the media, especially television, all too often
emphasize A's denunciation of B in Parliament, rather than
informing the public about the main provisions of new
Third, many ofthe public have been demanding more
government services and subsidies than they have been
willing to pay for, resulting in a mounting federal debt. Debt
charges have increased from 10.6 per cent of federal
expenditures in 1975 to 26.3 per cent in 1990.
Paradoxically, more witnesses before the Citizens' Forum commented on this deficit than on any other economic
issue. Yet a major reason for the unpopularity of the current government is
that it has reduced the deficit by decreasing the rate of growth of government spending below the rate of inflation, raising the proportion of its revenue from the personal income tax to
the highest level in Canadian history,
and by replacing the federal manufacturers' sales tax with the far more
equitable goods and services tax.
The fourth reason for this criticism is that federal
political leaders have to pay attention to communities of
interests across the country. Many who do not support the
views expressed by particular interest groups criticize
political leaders for giving what they regard as excessive
attention to these groups. Thus in western Canada there is
widespread lack of understanding about the concerns of
French-speaking Canadians. In Quebec many French-
speaking people are so absorbed in the problems of Quebec
that they care very little about what Canadians in the rest
of the country are feeling.
French Canadian culture and the confidence of a majority of the French business community in Quebec are
more vibrant than ever before. Yet many French-speaking
Canadians in Quebec feel that their language, culture and
influence in federal politics are threatened by demographic
trends. The fertility rates in Quebec have been lower than
in the other provinces, and below the rate necessary to
sustain a population apart from immigration. Within Canada
there continues to be net migration from Quebec to the rest
of Canada. Quebec continues to attract a smaller proportion of immigrants to Canada than Quebec's share of the
Canadian population.
While Quebec's share of Canada's population has been
declining in the past four decades, British Columbia and
Alberta have attracted a rising share of our population.
Western Canada, including the Territories, now has 89
Members of Parliament, as compared with 75 for Quebec.
It is widely believed that the federal government spends
increasingly more in Quebec than in other provinces. A
comparison ofthe average annual per capita increase from
1984-85 to 1990-91 in federal payments to provincial
governments for health arid education, equalization grants,
and social welfare tells another story (total per capita dollars
in brackets): Saskatchewan and Manitoba had the highest
rates of increase in the country at
10.3% ($1,312) and 7.7% ($1,680)
respectively. Newfoundland ranked
fourth at 7% ($2,427). B.C.'s rate
was second lowest at 5.6% ($999)
and Quebec's was lowest at 3.7%
Many western Canadians feel that
Quebeckers are always demanding
more concessions in federal provincial relations. There is little un-
UBC AlumniChronicle, Fall 1991 derstanding of or sympathy with these demands. At the
time of the Quebec Referendum in 1980 on sovereignty
association, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau led people to
believe that if they voted "no" in the referendum, there
would be a renewed federalism.
In the words of Gordon Robertson, the former clerk of
the Privy Council,
The federal provincial negotiations ... ended with agreement without Quebec. Every government at the 1981
conference except Quebec got some important gain: for the
West, the amending procedure it wanted and a new
provision on jurisdiction over non-renewable resources;
for the Atlantic provinces, a constitutional commitment to
the promotion of regional equality and to equalization; for
the federal government, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
... Only Quebec got nothing. It could not possibly be
acceptable to any government of Quebec...
Premier Bourassa requested five constitutional changes,
all of which, except for the distinct society provisions, were
extended in the negotiations to all the provinces.
The term "distinct society" has great symbolic significance. To most Quebeckers, the failure to ratify the Meech
Lake Accord meant that they were rejected by the rest of
restricting the use of signs in languages other than French
is undesirable. Nevertheless, I believe that in order to
protect French language and culture, the Quebec government should have constitutional powers not needed by
other provinces. Moreover, there is a good case for amending the Canadian Constitution to give exclusive jurisdiction
to provincial governments in housing, natural resources,
regional development and parks.
On the subject of Senate reform, my hope is that the
Quebec government can be persuaded to accept reforms to
meet widely held concerns in western Canada and in
Atlantic Canada. The Senate should be reformed to be a
more effective voice of regional interests. I propose that
Senators be elected for a term of six years by a single
transferrable voting system in which voters would have the
opportunity to indicate their priorities by ranking individual
candidates. The Senate constituencies would be established with three Senators elected from each constituency.
A short booklet should be provided by the Federal Government to each eligible voter. This would provide biographical
information about each candidate and a short statement of
his or her chief concerns if elected.
There should be 24 senators from each of Ontario and
Quebec, 6 from Prince Edward Island, 12 from every other
"If Quebec becomes a separate country, the
rest of Canada would become culturally
poorer than it is now. Both Quebec and
Canada would lose economically"
Canada. For many in the rest of Canada, this term arouses
vague fears of future discrimination by the Quebec government, and violations of the Charter of Rights in the future.
While the term "distinct society" is imprecise, it is an
historic fact that Quebec has been a distinct society for over
a century. If we really give priority to keeping Canadians
together in one nation, I believe we should willingly support
including this term in the Canadian constitution. Surely
this can be done in a way that does not diminish the status
of those who live in the rest of Canada.
The Allaire Committee of the Liberal party in Quebec
proposed as a bargaining position that exclusive authority
be transferred from the federal government to the Quebec
government in 22 fields. It apparently would not object to
having the same powers transferred to other provincial
governments. If all these recommendations were accepted
by all these governments, no Canadians would receive
future cash payments from the federal government unless
they were federal employees, suppliers or creditors. With
these exceptions, people wishing to receive cash payments
from senior governments for any justifiable cause would
look solely to provincial governments. That, I believe, is no
way to help build loyalty to the commonly shared purposes
of our nation, which I regard as a basic objective.
I prefer having the federal government continue to
provide Old Age Security and Canada Pension Plan benefits
and Family Allowances. It should continue to provide cash
support for health services, so that it can maintain pressure
on provincial governments to uphold the basic principles of
this program.
I share the opinion that the present Quebec legislation
province, and 6 from the Northwest Territories and the
If Quebec becomes a separate country, the rest of
Canada would become culturally poorer than it is now. Both
Quebec and Canada would lose economically.
Some basic decisions on this crucial issue will have to
be taken before October, 1992.
You may wish tojoin a non-partisan organization, the
Friends of Canada. Its aim is "to express clearly and
unequivocally our wish to live together as citizens of Canada."
The annual membership fee is $10. Information can be
obtained phoning 1-800-263-3336.
If you want Quebec to continue as a part of Canada,
take the initiative by letters and other personal contacts
with relatives, friends, businesses, trade unions, cultural,
church and other groups in Quebec. Tell them that they are
appreciated. Ask them to remain as an integral part of
Canada, sharing their values with the rest of us. But also
explain your concerns over proposals for massive decentralization of powers to provincial governments. Express the
same ideas to federal and provincial politicians.
If we have the will and the tolerance to achieve it, we can
create a renewed federalism and, in so doing, enhance the
meaning of what it is to be a Canadian.
Robert Clark is a professor emeritus in the Department of
Economics at UBC. He taught economics, specializing in
government finance, from 1946 to 1985. He has served on
many federal, provincial and municipal commissions of
enquiry on economic matters.
UBCAlumni Chronicle, Fall 1991
25 Class Acts
Dr. F.H. Bell BA'24 is still collecting royalties
from his book The Pacific Halibut, the Resource and the Fishery." which was published in 1980 by Alaska Publishing Co. He
lives in Edmonds, WA with his second wife,
Sara Amren. His first wife, Edith Knowling
BA'24. to whom he was married for 52 years,
died in 1978. Dr. Bell was director with the
International Pacific Halibut Commission,
where he worked for 45 years ... Charlotte
Moore BA'27 is living in Honolulu, Hawaii
and would love to hear from any old friends
from the '20s or '30s who visit the islands.
She can be contacted at (808) 949-5331 ...
Harry V. Warren BA'26, BASc'27(GeoEng),
DSc(Hon)'78 was recently involved in a film
by the Australian Broadcasting Company. It
was made on Burnaby Mountain and demonstrated how the arsenic content of Doug
las fir could be used to indicate the presence
of gold in the immediate surroundings.
Jack Davis BASc'39 died on March 28, 1991
after a long battle with cancer. He was 74.
While at UBC he was on the basketball team.
He was a Rhodes Scholar, and he earned his
PhD at McGill. He was an MLA for 15 years
and a member of Parliament for 12 years. He
played a major role in shaping economic and
energy policies in Canada. Davis served as a
member of cabinet and considered that his
two major achievements were the cleanup of
the Great Lakes and the Canadian government's adoption of the 200-mile offshore
limit... Ralph Jorgensen BComm'33 writes
that he is still active as a recreational boater
and a member of the Canadian Power and
Sail Squadrons. He claims that he does not
enjoy housework and gardening ... Tom
Pepper BA'39 retired in 1983 as president of
the Saskatchewan Research Council. In 1991
he returned to BC after an absence of a half
century so that he could enjoy a view of the
ocean at Cedar by the Sea ... Jean M.
(Shannon) Robinson BA'33 has written a
booklet entitled "Three Women qfBC and the
A.C.W.W."The A.C.W.W. stands for the Associated Country Women of the World. It is
"an important chapter to any study of the
role of women in BC and in Canadian history" according to one of the reviewers. A
copy may be obtained by writing to Mrs.
Robinson at 7858 West Coast Rd., RR #4,
Sooke, BC, VOS 1N0.
W.J. Bell BA'49, MD'54 enjoyed seeing his
picture as part of the 1948-49 UBC Varsity
Basketball team in the Fall 1991 issue ofthe
Chronicle, but that his name is Bill, not Bob
as was reported. Sorry, Bill ... There was a
moving tribute  to Earle  Birney BA'26.
DLitt(Hon)'87 in The Globe and Mail in May
by Patrick Lane. Birney's latest book. Last
Makings, was published just as Bimey was
admitted to hospital. Lane acknowledged the
encouragement that he and many other
writers have received from Birney as well as
his important contribution to CanLit... Rev.
Dr. Bryan Colwell BA'41 is looking forward
to the first—and probably only—world reun
ion ofthe Burma Star vets, to be held at UBC
in August. Vets will attend from Britain,
Australia, the U.S., Canada and other countries all over the world. He is also disappointed that the Dept. of Religious Studies is
being discontinued as he believes that an
understanding of world religions is important to world peace ... Tina (Malensek)
Creber BA'48, DipEd'48 retired from teaching high school. She is living in Ottawa with
husband Ernie and enjoying her involvement in the National Arts Centre Orchestra
Association. She plans and participates in
cultural tours, golfing and keeping up with
her grandchildren ... Douglas Jung BA'53.
LLB'54 was appointed a Member ofthe Order
of Canada in December 1990. He was the
first Chinese Canadian MP. He represented
Canada at the UN as chairman of the the
Canadian Legal Delegation and was a judge
on the Immigration Appeal Board in Ottawa.
During WWII, he served with the Special
Operations Executive in the Southwest Pacific in what was known as "Operation Oblivion." He has also been named an Honorary
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26 UBCAlumniChronicle,Falll991 dian multicultural organization ... Sheila T.
Paynter BA'42 walked around Okanagan
Lake, a distance of 270 kilometres, in 1988.
She wrote an account of this experience in a
book, "First Time Around," which was published in 1990. "Descriptions of terrain, and
information on flora and fauna should interest nature lovers ..."Write Box 166, Westbank,
BC for copies ... Allyn Richardson BASc'41
is looking forward to his 50th anniversary
reunion. He is retired and living in West
Groton, Massachusetts, but only after a
long, varied and interesting career... George
Schuthe BComm'46, BA'47, MA'50 lives in
Ottawa with his wife Dorothy (Duncan)
BA'47. He has been a licensed "ham" since
1932 and is talks with the UBC campus
amateur radio station VE7UBC. His call sign
in Ottawa is VE3DMC. A perfect retirement
hobby ... Patricia M. (Hughes) Selfe BA'49
and husband Conrad A. (Tony) Selfe BEd'49
returned to BC after 24 years in Colorado
with the RCAF and the US school systems.
Tony died in July '90 at home in sunny
Saltair, south of Ladysmith.
D.L. (Dave) Amos BASc(ChemEng)'50 is
retired but still working on part time contracts in the pulp industry... Major General
Ernest B. Creber BASc'51 retired from the
Canadian Armed Forces and is now a partner
at InterCon Consultants in Ottawa. He is not
thinking of final retirement yet, but does find
time for some golf and occasional trips abroad
with wife Tina. He enjoys his grandchildren
... A.R.W. Clayton BASc'51 retired in 1989
after 38 years with the Sandwell Group. He
worked as a consulting engineer on projects
in North and South America, Europe, Africa
and Asia. He is now a consultant with the BC
Trade Development Corporation ... Norman
Donatt BASc(CivEng)'50 retired vice-president of Olympian Stone Co. Inc., was recruited by the International Executive Service Corps to assist a subsidiary of the Bolivian Power Company in manufacturing spun
concrete poles. Donatt advised on problems
in the existing pole plant, a design for a low
cost housing project and the design and
construction of concrete x-arms and concrete highway barriers. This was his second
project for the IESC. He and his wife Phyllis
are now back from La Paz and live in Bellevue.
WA... Edwin ffintz BA'57 and his wife Hedie
(Janzen) BSN'58, DipCouns'83, MEd'88 are
beginning two-year Mennonite Central Committee assignments in Germany, where they
will work with Umsiedler, Soviet immigrants
of German descent... James Rees Jenkins
LLB'50 is retired and living in Wales ...
Lodewyk B. Kleyne BArch'58 enjoyed a first
career as an architect before joining the
Municipality of Surrey as its planning director in 1962. In 1977 he became the director
of development services for the City of
Kelowna. He retired in June and is pursuing
his musical interests on the harpsichord and
the organ ... Bill Kushnir BPE'54 retired in
June. He was a school administrator in the
Delta school district for 29 years. He commenced teaching in 1949. He proudly claims
to have taught school in 6 different decades
... Sharen (Markle) Lambert BEd'57 returned to BC after 27 years in Ontario. She
worked as a school administrator, most
recently as a regional superintendent of
education for the Ontario ministry. She is
now working as a school psychologist in
Victoria. Husband Michael Lambert BASc'59
was general manager and vice president of
Trane Co. in Toronto. The couple in now
enjoying a new lifestyle on Salt Spring Island
... Effie MacRae-Fraser BA'56, DipAdEd'69
retired in 1985 after 32 years as a BC
educator. She and her husband, Finlay, are
enjoying gardening, birding and community
volunteer work in Penticton... Mac C. Norris
BASc(ForEng)'51 retired from BC Rail (as
president and CEO). He now does consulting
work with a variety of companies on the west
coast. He spends his leisure time learning to
play piano, climbing rock walls and gardening. He is active with the West Van Rotary,
the United Church, the Lions Gate Foundation, and enjoys cruising and travelling ...
E.S. (Bert) Reid BASc'51, former Alumni
Association president, is semi-retired. He
has had consulting assignments in watershed conservation in N.E. Thailand and with
the International Fund for Agricultural Development, A U.N. Agency, in the Philippines. He is a UBC appointee to the Board of
Directors/Trustees ofthe BC Rehabilitation
Society of the G.F. Strong Rehabilition Centre. He is involved in the promotion of envi
ronmental conservation and sustainable
development. In his spare time he gardens,
golfs and fishes. He recently helped celebrate
the 40th reunion of UBC forestry with forestry engineering grads at Whistler ... Joan
Whiley BA'51 received the 1990 1st place
award in social issues reporting from the
Society of Professional Journalists. Her article, "Whose Land," described the struggle of
leaders of the Quinault Indian Nation to buy
back their land from the US government and
private individuals. It appeared in Peninsula
magazine ... J. Gordon Squire PE'51 is
happily retired and enjoys golf, fishing and
gardening. He has 7 grandchildren and finds
it difficult to believe that 40 years have
passed since graduation... Walter E. Winter
BA'47 worked in the educational field in
Alberta, NWT and BC after receiving his BEd
from the University of Alberta. He followed
that with 14 years as a commercial trout
farmer. He has three daughters and one son,
and is currently retired and living in Gibsons,
Peter Allard BA'68, LLB'71 recently became
the director of Western International Communications Ltd. in Vancouver ... Peter
Batchelor BArch(Hons)'60, a professor of
urban design at the School of Design of North
Carolina State University, has been elected
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to the College of Fellows of the American
Institute of Architects. He has taught at
North Carolina since 1968 ... Sheila (Doig)
Bonny BEd'69 completed her MEd in February in the Department of Continuing Education at the University of Saskatchewan. She
has lived in Saskatoon for 11 years with her
husband and 3 daughters... Robert Brucker
BA'65 just completed his "off-campus" MA in
administration, curriculum and instruction
at Gonzaga University. He has been teaching
in Penticton for over 20 years ... Don Carlow
MD'60 practised family medicine in Victoria
from 1961 until 1974. He served in an
administrative capacity at Victoria General
Hospital from 1974-85. He served as senior
vice president medical and associate dean
(clinical) at the Winnipeg Health Sciences
Centre. In 1988 he moved to Toronto to
become president and CEO of the Ontario
Cancer Institute/Princess Margaret Hospital ... Art Cowie MSc'68, Chairman of the
Vancouver Parks Board, is the Liberal candidate for the riding of Vancouver-Quilchena
in the upcoming BC provincial election ...
K.D. Craig MA'60 has won a prestigious
Killam Research Fellowship. This award is
awarded annually to 30 outstanding Canadian researchers and supports them in their
projects. Kenneth's psychology project is
entitled: Communication of Pain: Social and
Developmental Determinants ... John A.
Eckersley BSc'65, LLB'70 has been appointed vice president, secretary and gen
eral counsel of Placer Dome Inc. in Vancouver ... Dr. Donald J. Farish BSc'63 has been
named vice president for academic affairs at
Sonoma State University in California. This
makes him the chief academic officer of the
university and gives him responsibility in
the areas of instruction, extended education, student affairs, library, admissions
and records and the computer centre ...
Robert M. BSc'64 and Sandra Louise
(Howden) Galbraith BHE'65, after living in
Miami for 10 years, are moving to Bogata,
Colombia where Robert will continue working for Texaco ... J.E. Gervey PhD'65 was
promoted to senior research associate at
Dupont Electronics, research and development division in the Wilmington, Delaware
experimental station, in recognition of his
technical, business and organizational
achievements ... Kenneth Glasner,
BComm'65, LLB'68 is a partner in the law
firm of Glasner & Schwartz and was one of
38 lawyers appointed in 1990 to the rank of
Federal Queen's Counsel ... Heather E.
Hudson BA(Hons)'68, a University of San
Francisco telecommunications expert, has
won the National Association of Broadcasters book of the year award for her work
describing how satellites have helped advance business, health and education. The
title of her publication is Communications
Satellites: Their Development and Impact ...
Marilyn (Peterson) BPE'61, BEd'62 and
Bruce Kinghorn BPE'62, BEd'62 were ma.-
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ried in 1962. They have three children. Their
eldest son, Pat, is in PE at UBC. Son Bruce
is head of counselling at Kitsilano Secondary, while daughter Marilyn is a faculty
advisor at UBC ... Lottie L. Lawrence BEd'61
left Vancouver in 1974 for Ontario, her
birthplace, to be closer to family ... Robert
Miller BSc'67 accepted a position as chair of
business programs at the College of New
Caledonia in Prince George... Valerie Parker
BSc'61, MSc'63 has published her second
book A Low Fat Lifeline for the '90s: How to
Survive in a Fat-filled World. She moved to
Port Townsend, a small town on the Olympic
Peninsula, to continue running the marketing and distribution business with husband
Ronald BASc'63. They specialize in nutrition
education ... Richard F. Randall BSc'68 has
been named senior director, marketing planning, for Merck Sharp & Dohme, the US
prescription drug division of Merck & Co.,
Inc ... Ken Shaw BSc'65 lives in Calgary and
works for Unocal Canada. He has recendy
been transferred to Los Angeles and will take
a new position there as VP, scientific computing services in the science & technology
division of the same company ... H.F. (Gus)
Shurvell MSc'62, PhD'64 was appointed
coordinator of grad studies, department of
chemistry, at Queen's in 1990. In 1991 he
was made an honorary member of the
Spectroscopy Society of Canada ... Peter
Stigings BEd'67 has been appointed the
Canadian division coordinator for the International Association of Jazz Educators ...
Bill Voth BEd'67, with his wife Betty, have
begun a two year assignment with the
Mennonite Central Committee in Hindman,
Kentucky. They are both working as GED
tutors ... Glen Wittur BSc'61 has been
appointed secretary-general of the International Nickel Study Group, a new intergovernmental organization based in The Hague.
N. Leon Arishenkoff BA'74 has been with
BC Hydro since graduation and is presently
an operator at the Hugh Keenlyside Dam in
Castlegar, BC ... Jennifer (Rodgers) BEd'70
and John Barratt BComm'68 are living in
Missisauga, Ontario. John has been CFO/
senior vice president at Coscan Development
Corporation since 1989. Jennifer is a part-
time teacher/librarian. They have two sons:
Jeffrey, 12 and Jordan, 8 ... W. Peter S.
Cawsey BRE'73, MA'85 is married with 3
children and is working as an elementary
school counsellor for the Vancouver School
Board... Kevin Chin BPE'78 has been teaching grades 8-10 in Coquitlam for the past 11
years. He is heavily involved in coaching
football and wrestling ... Jane (Prior) BA'78,
MLS'80 and Raymond Ciacci BA'76 live in
Chicago. Ray received a PhD from the University of Chicago and is director of the
Graduate Student-at-Large and Returning
Scholar Program for Adults in the U of C CE
office. He also teaches for CE in the Basic
Program of Liberal Education Adults, a reading & discussion program. Jane is head of
the cataloguing department at the U of C
library... Tom J. Crabtree BA'78 is a partner
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in the law firm of Patten, MacDonald &
Crabtree in Chilliwack, BC. He lives there
with his wife Brenda and two children ...
William B. Cuthill BSc'72 recently moved to
Port Hardy with his wife Mamie. Bill has
been appointed hospital administrator there.
Both of their sons live in Victoria and attend
UVic ... Brenda M. Derby BA'75 received an
MA and a PhD in psychology from the
Claremont Graduate School in California.
She recently joined the US Food and Drug
Administration in Washington, DC as a statistician in the division of consumer studies
... Cheryl (HiU) Dew BEd'74 is off to teach an
AFCENT (Allied Forces Central Europe Netherlands) international school in Holland as
part of the Canadian DND school systems.
Her initial posting will be for 2 years. Husband John, her son and daughter will accompany her. She has been teaching on the
Sunshine Coast since 1974... Renate (Kahle)
Ford BA'73 taught school for several years in
Belize, Central America. She is now teaching
middle school English and German in
Sacramento, California. She has two children, aged 13 and 10 ... Olof B. Franzon
MD'79 is moving to Maintowoc, Wisconsin
after several years as an obstetrician/gynaecologist in Nanaimo, BC. He has two young
children, 3V_ and 2 years old ... Dr. Marguerite Garstin BA'74 is a MacTaggart research
fellow in the department of comparative
literature at the University of Alberta ...
Beverly (Lueck) BSN'76 and Doug Grunert
BSc'75 have moved to Kelowna with their
family. Doug continues to work as a science
teacher and Bev as a public health nurse ...
Brian Harrison BComm'77 has moved from
Toronto to Edmonton with wife Louise to
take the position of VP and general manager
of McGavin Foods Ltd ... Glynnis Horel
BASc(GeolEng)'75 is presently working as
director of transportation maintenance for
the Yukon government ... Mark Scott
Johnson PhD '78 recently joined Micro tec
Research Inc. in Santa Clara, California as
manager of education services. He was recently elected chair of the Association for
Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group Board ... As of January of this
year, Doreen S. (Wild-MacDonald) BEd'77
and J. Kevin Kidd BASc(ChemEng)'77 were
on their way to Thailand via the US, the UK
and Japan, Kevin to be part of an engineering team building a new oil refinery and
Doreen to care for their young children ...
Carol A. Lee BA'77 received her law degree
from Osgoode Hall in 1981. She has been a
member ofthe BC Bar since 1982. In May she
was admitted to a partnership in the firm of
Boughton Peterson Yang Anderson. She specializes in the areas of banking and real
estate law... Sheena (Webster) Lott BSR'73
recently (during the month of August) presented an exhibition of her paintings and
drawings at the Victoria Art Gallery... Cheryl
Louie BPE'78 is currently living in West
Point Grey with her husband Colin and 2V_
year old son Sean. She earned her MBA in
1983 and is vice president marketing for
Westminster Credit Union ... B. Brian
MacKenzie LLB'75 presented a seminar in
July of special interest to UBC alumni resident in the US: Qualified Domestic Trusts—
Essential Estate Planning for Non-US Citizens. Brian lives in San Clemente, California
and can be contacted at (714) 361-7811 if
you are interested in a repeat ofthe seminar
... Bruce McConnachie BComm'75 was recently appointed senior vice president, Global Securities Corporation. In 1991 he became 2nd vice president of the Certified
General Accountants Association of BC and
a member of the board of directors of CGA
Canada ... Steven J. Malecek MSc'76 has
been employed as a geophysicist with Mobil
Oil in Dallas, Texas since graduation from
UBC. He has had assignments with Mobil
and ARAMCO in Denver, Dallas, London
(UK) and Saudi Arabia. He is married with
two daughters, aged 8 and 12 ... Maureen
Moore BA'71, MA'73 has a novel out in
Canada, the UK and the US, published by
Harper Collins. The Illumination of Alice
Mallory tells the story of a young Canadian
woman who compares her life to novels,
particularly those written by D.H. Lawrence.
Set in Vancouver, BC, the book features
locations familiar to generations of UBC
students, including the Varsity Grill Cafe
and the Varsity Theatre on West 10th Ave ...
Letitia Remple BEd'79 has been appointed
campus librarian for Northern Lights College in Fort St. John ... Fred Samorodin
BSR'76 and IsabeUe St. Jean BSW'88 were
married on October 7, 1990... Mark Addison
Shorter BPE'88 just opened his own insurance agency, Addison Insurance Inc. in North
Dr. Nathan Divinsky, UBC professor,
invites chess players, bridge players and math enthusiasts
to join him on a luxury cruise holiday.
Depart December 8,1991 from Los Angeles for 12 days aboard the fabulous MS
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This unique cruise package will also include:
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Each year the Alumni Association calls for nominations in a number of categories.
Do you know anyone who might fit the bill? We get nominations from all over the world,
from the famous to the unknown. The only thing they have in common is that they have
graduated from UBC and that they have made a difference to the university, the
Association and to their community. Do you recognize anyone? Here are the
The Alumni Award of Distinction recognizes outstanding international achievements of Alumni.
The Outstanding Young Alumnus Award is given to a grad under 36 for early
successes in research, civic, business, arts, community or similar activities.
The Honorary Alumni Award recognizes contributions made to the Association and/
or UBC by non-alumni.
The Faculty Citation is awarded to faculty members who have rendered outstanding
service to the general community in other than their research or teaching roles.
Recipient need not be an alumnus.
The Blythe Eagles Volunteer Service Award recognizes someone who has
contributed extraordinary time and energy to the Association.
Send in your nominations before December 31,1991 to the Awards Committee,
care of the Association offices, or call (604) 822-3313.
Vancouver. Business is good. He did the
Penticton Ironman in August of 1990 ...
Brenda (Taft) Silsbe BEd'77 has had a
second book published. It is a children's book
entitled Just One More Colour by Annick
Press ... Dr. Derek A. Swain BA'70, MPE'77,
EdD'90 is now a registered psychologist
working in the Vancouver school system and
as a sessional instructor with UBC's department of counselling psychology ... Robert
Wallace MA'70 was recently appointed as
chair of the department of English at Glendon
College (York University). He published Producing Marginality: Theatre and Criticism in
Canada (Saskatoon. Fifth House Publishers,
1990) and became associate artist with Thea-
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tre Direct in Toronto in 1991 ... Richard W.
Wozney LLB'70 was re-elected to a second
term as Mayor of the City of Kitimat in the
November 1990 municipal elections, with a
comfortable margin of victory.
Austin Bally MSc'89 has been working at
Dow Chemical Canada Inc. in Sarnia, Ontario as a research and development chemist. He is returning to UBC in September to
begin a PhD programme in biochemistry ...
Abeda C.K. Banda MSc'85 is in Lusaka,
Zambia and has recently moved from the
office of the Minister of Agriculture to the
office of the Prime Minister to be in charge of
contingency planning ... Dr. John Bardlsey
MSc'82 has been appointed the director of
the Leslie R. Peterson Rehabilitation Centre
ofthe Workers' Compensation Board of BC in
Richmond ... Auleen Carson BA'80, MBA'82
received her PhD in administrative studies
with a major in marketing from York University in June and is now an assistant professor at the University of New Brunswick in
Fredricton (faculty of administration) ... Yin
(lee) Case BSc'83 received her degree in
occupational therapy in April. She worked
for Home Oil Co. in Calgary 1983-87. She is
now married with two boys, aged 4'/_ and l'/_
years. She is planning to stay in BC ... Ellen
Chacon BA(Hons)'84 married William
Harrison in 1984. She earned her PhD in
clinical psychology in January 1990 and is
planning on moving back to Vancouver from
Oakland, California ... Cheryl (Hammer)
Christianson BHE'80 was just married in
March of this year ... Cheryl Cuddeford
MD'89 is busier than she could ever have
imagined in northern BC, under the northern lights. She has a large obstetrical practise and is busy skiing and playing tennis in
her time off, enjoying the "truly great out
doors" ... Brian Dixon MBA'80 was transferred to Los Angeles with the Royal Bank of
Canada in June 1990. Wife Carol (Pearson)
BSc(Pharm)'77 works in a pharmacy in
Encino... Shelley (McRae) BSN'87 and Stan
Dosso PhD'90 were married on October 27,
1990... Kristi (Knox) BA'81 and Jean-Gilles
Francoeur MA'81 met while they were studying geography at UBC. Now married, they
live in Ottawa and have two little boys, David
(4) and Daniel (2). Jean-Gilles works for the
Secretary of State and Kristi is staying at
home with the children after 10 years with
the Forest Engineering Research Institute of
Canada ... Rev. Mark Gazin BA'83 was
ordained a Catholic priest on June 29. 1990
in Vancouver. He was appointed to St. John
the Baptist church in Amherstburg, Ontario
for one year. After that followed an appointment as campus minister at the University
of Western Ontario in London ... Beverley
Greene BA'83 was elected for a 2nd two year
term as first VP of the Vancouver Newspaper
Guild ... Robert Hahn BComm'82 has moved
to London, Ontario from Toronto. He is
currently working for Revenue Canada-Excise as senior investigator. He and wife
Young-Ah have two children. Sarah (3) and
Christopher (2) ... Betty E. Hansen BA'85
received her MA in geography from SFU in
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1990 ... Steven Harris BA'85 has started a
new job with Synex Systems as an account
executive ... Cynthia L. (Dudas) Henders
BSc(Agr)'87 has moved to Medicine Hat.
Alberta with her husband Michael, who is
working on his MASc(ElecEng) at UBC.
Cynthia is doing volunteer work for the
Diabetic Association and the Canadian Institute for the Blind. Her degree is in food
science, but she says there is very little
activity in that field in Medicine Hat... Craig
J. Hill BComm'86. LLB'80 was called to the
Ontario Bar in March 1991 and has joined
the Toronto firm of Borden & Elliot as an
associate in their insolvency department ...
Karyn (Engler) Huenemann BA'87 was
married in December 1990 at St. Mark's in
the UK. She is working on a PhD at the
University of London. Husband Geoff BSc'87
is working for Bell-Northern Research in
England. They both miss the west coast ...
Noreen Isotani BComm'84 is working as an
accountant at Loomis Courier Services' head
office in Mississauga, Ontario. She completed her CGA designation in 1990 ... Dr.
Lauren E. Jackson MD'86 married Harwood
(Woody) Reimer MD'86 in May of this year.
They performed family practice locums in
Williams Lake during the summer ... Dieter
W. Jentsch BSc(Agr)'81, MBA'83 is working
in Toronto managing a commercial banking
centre for the Bank of Nova Scotia. His wife
Angela Ganstal BSc(Agr)'87 is finishing up
her doctor of chiropractic medicine degree.
She will graduate in spring of 1992 ... Gail
Lin Joe BEd'83, MEd'85 is department head
of ESL at Coquitlam College. She taught in
Tokyo from May to July of 1990. She also
spent one month in Kuching, East Malaysia
setting up and promoting the new ESL program at Coquitlam College's affiliate school
there ... Ken Johnson BASc(CivEng)'81.
MASc'86 is now working for Arctic Engineering Division of Unia Engineering Ltd. of
Edmonton, Alberta ... Dr. Russell Kang
BPE'84 was married in August 1990 to Lisa
who works as a family therapist in Surrey.
Russell is a chiropractor, and the couple
lives in Burnaby ... Daniel W. Kelsberg
BSc'83 was recently married to Raylene. He
has recently begun practising with the law
firm of Lorber, Grady, Farley and Volk in San
Diego, California ... Bill Kitcher MFA'82
writes to say he is looking for a job as an
editor or a writer ... Christine (Ong)
BComm'86 and Elmar M. Klukas BComm'86
were married in May 1990. After graduation.
Elmar worked for the finance department of
EXPO 86, thenjoined Prospero International
Realty as property manager. He received the
UBC diploma in urban land economics majoring in appraisal in September 1990.
Christine articled with Arthur Andersen &
Co. in Vancouver after graduation and received her CA designation in April 1989. She
spent a four month term in the Hong Kong
office of AA & Co. just prior to receiving her
designation. She is now working for Security
Pacific Bank Canada as senior financial
analyst. The couple is living happily in
Tsawwassen ... Andrea J. Lazosky BSc'83
received her PhD in clinical neuropsychology
in June 1990 from the University of Health
Sciences ofthe Chicago Medical School. She
♦ Alumni Award Winners ♦
Award of Distinction
Peter Lusztig
This award recognizes international achievements
of UBC Alumni
Peter Lusztig graduated with a BComm in
1954 from UBC, then received an MBA from
Western Ontario and a PhD from Stanford. He
joined UBC in 1957 as an instructor and was
named Dean of Commerce in 1977. He has been
active in the faculty since the beginning of his time
at UBC. He has served on the Senate for many
years and is currently vice-chairman.
Dr. Lusztig has taught at the Pacific Coast
Banking School at the University of Washington,
the Banff School of Advanced Management, The Nestle Company Management School in Switzerland, and the CGA Association in B.C.
In 1986, Peter Lusztig and now B.C. Lieutenant Governor David Lam
worked together to plan and begin fundraising for the David Lam Library and
Management Centre. The Centre is currently under construction.
Dr. Lusztig has developed an interest in B.C.'s relationship with Asia. He
served as Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Minister's Asia Pacific
Initiative, and was a task force member of the UN China Management Education Initiative. He has shown himself to be a dynamic scholar, a dedicated
administrator and an admired teacher.
completed one year of postdoctoral work in
June 1991 at the Toronto Hospital in clinical
neuropsychology. Her new job started in
July at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario
in clinical neuropsychology ... Margaret
Leahy BRE'83 is back from teaching 4 years
in Kenya in local and international schools.
She is currently teaching with the Vancouver School Board and Vancouver Parks and
Recreation for the summer ... Chris Levelto
BComm'85 has recently begun work at BCIT
as the purchasing manager. Chris was married last November ... Michael Louie
BComm'83 joined the chartered accountant
partnership of Dyke & Howard in June 1991.
Michael obtained the gold medal in BC in the
Chartered Accountants' Uniform Final Examination in 1985. Prior to joining Dyke &
Howard, Mr. Louie practised corporate and
personal tax with a national firm ... Tod W.
Lowe BPE'88 is a second year PE and social
studies teacher at R.C. Palmer Jr. Secondary
School in Richmond. He is coaching football
and basketball. He is to be married in September to Erin Jones... Jennifer L. McMahan
MBA'80 has earned her chartered financial
analyst designation... Yvonne Mack MLS'86
is the members' services librarian at the
Saskatchewan Legislative Library... Gordon
Mason BSc'85 and Karen (Mori)
BSc(Pharm)'82 were married in September
1990. Gord works for Glaxo Canada and they
were transferred to Toronto in October 1990
... Ray Matthews BPE'80 was an elementary
school teacher in Nanaimo from 1981 -86. He
was a Rotary Foundation Scholar to the
University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia where he completed his MA. He returned to Canada with the North American
rights to a fashion line. He is now president
of Balance Fashions Inc., a national sportswear company with 100 dealers coast to
coast. He works out of Nanaimo ... Cynthia
Meagher-Walker BA'85 graduated from
Southwestern University School of law in the
spring of 1990. She married classmate John
Walker in October 1990. Both are employed
with the Los Angeles District Attorney's
office ... Brian Mills BA'86 is engaged to be
married in September. He is a transit planner for BC Transit in Vancouver ... Brad
Morse LLB'75, teaches at the University of
Ottawa, and serves as director of research
for the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry of Manitoba. He has also been the director of graduate studies in law at the University of Ottawa
since 1990 ... Cathy Morton LLB'83 and
David Stone LLB'77 were married in September 1990. David is a partner in the
Burnaby law firm of Bhatti. Stone & Alexander. Cathy is in-house counsel with ICBC's
litigation department in Vancouver... White-
cap Books threw a book-launching party for
Judy Newton BSc'88 in June. The title of
Judy's book is Vegetables ... D. Janet
(Erasmus) Nolli BA'88 was married after her
graduation and now lives in Prince George ...
Peter R. Oleson BSc'82 obtained his MD
from the University of Alberta in 1987. He
married a fellow medical student. Dr. Anna
Kindy. Peter is presently working at St.
Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, assisting with
heart surgeries ... Brothers Mark Oleson
DMD'88 and Jorgen (John) Olesen BSc'76,
DMD'83 are practising dentistry together in
Nanaimo ... Midori Ota MA'88 has moved to
Rome, Italy where she is working at FAO as
a personnel officer ... D.J. (Dan) Peebles
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♦ Alumni Award Winners ♦
Faculty Citation
J. F. Richards, BA, MSc, PhD
This award is presented to faculty members who
have given outstanding service to the community in
areas other than teaching or research.
James Frank Richards completed his BA and
MSc at the University of Manitoba and his PhD at the
University of Minnesota. He began his UBC career in
1964 as an Assistant Professor in the faculty of
Agricultural Sciences and taught Food Sciences. He
became a full professor in 1974, and dean of the
faculty in 1985.
Dr. Richards has been extremely active in university affairs during his entire career, serving on numerous President's advisory
committees including the Task Force on Off-Campus Degree Completion,
Financial Management System, Forest Sciences Complex, Animal Care, and
Faculty Salary Negotiations. He has been a member of Senate since 1975 and was
its vice-chair in 1989-90. He was a member of the University Athletic Council,
1987-88, and was chair of the campus United Way Campaign Committee in 1989-
90. He also chaired the Open House Committee in the same year, and played a
significant role in the success of that event. He played a key role in the formation
of the Agricultural Sciences Alumni Division, and has been an active participant
in Association affairs.
Dr. Richards lives in Vancouver, and is married with 2 children.
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Simon Fraser
BEd'72, MEd'80 has recently changed
principalships from Aldergrove Secondary
School to Langley Secondary School. His
new position commenced in July ... Linda J.
Pretty BComm'84 was promoted to training
program manager for the Canadian sales
force of Moore Business Forms & Systems.
She has been relocated to Chicago to carry
out her new responsibilities from the North
American training centre ... W.H.J. (Jamie)
Ramsay MSc'85 is a freelance environmental consultant in the UK, Canada and developing countries. He spent last Christmas in
Bhutan, looking at forest management and
roads there. He reports that Bhutan is full of
UBC foresters. He is now living in Cambridge
in the UK and invites any foresters who are
there to give him a call (44 223-357019) ...
Mark Redston MD'87. after passing his
pathology specialty exams, is moving to
Baltimore, Maryland for a fellowship at Johns
Hopkins in GI... Waverly Reid BSc'83 moved
to Toronto in 1983 where he worked at a
variety of jobs. He discovered that chemistry
did not suit him, and his real interest,
forensic science, was too difficult a field to
break into. In April 1988 he became a constable with the Metro Toronto police force. He
finds police work interesting and challenging ... Kevin Reilly BPE'89 is a member of
the RCMP in Wainwright, Alberta. He was
married to Kara Flynn in June in Vancouver
... Michael Robinson BFA'84 emigrated to
New Zealand where he is the director of the
Christchurch Academy of Acting in the South
Island ... Mark Sandercock BSc'87 received
his MSc from the University of Alberta. He
recentlyjoined the RCMP forensic laboratory
in Winnipeg ... Lorelle Seal BComm'85 has
been the financial policy and systems analyst, financial management services with the
Ministry of Regional and Economic Development in Victoria for the last year and a half
... Dana A. Sinclair BPE'85 received a PhD
in sport psychology last year from the University of Ottawa. She is presently teaches at
the University of Cambridge in experimental
psychology ... David Smyth BSF'80 is a
forest products analyst for Goepel Shields &
Partners in Vancouver ... Louise Smith
BEd'81, DipSpecEd'87 is in special education in Burnaby after 3 years in northern
Alberta ... Ann Sperling BSc(Agr)'84—with
Andres Wines in Port Moody for almost seven
years—is the new winemaker at Kelowna's
award-winning CedarCreek Estate Winery.
Sperling's great grandfather, Giovanni
Casorso, planted one ofthe first vineyards in
the Okanagan Pioneer Ranch in 1883, so she
is carrying on the family tradition ... Jeffrey
D. Steiner LLB'89 was called to the Ontario
Bar in March of this year and is pursuing a
career alternative to law, presently as policy
advisor to the federal Minister of Indian
Affairs and Northern Development... David
K.S. Tan BSF'82 has just completed the
chartered financial analyst program and is
now managing the pension fund ofthe United
Church ... Winnie Tang BA'80 was in Hong
Kong from 1984-89 working in academia.
Her last appointment was with the Hong
Kong Baptist College as coordinator of their
ESL program for the continuing education
department. After a brief stint with the UBC
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Language Institute in 1989, she moved into
the business sector. She is currently with
North American Life, the company that is
administering the UBC Alumni Association
group plan ... Brian G. Thomas PhD'85,
assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign, received the 1991 Raymond
Award from the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers
for his paper. Application of Mathematical
Models to the Continuous Slab Casting Mold,
published in _ronandStee_ro_cer(Dec. 1989)
... Audrey Tyson BEd'83 taught drama in
Fort Langley and in England. She operated
her own kindergarten/preschool for a while.
She is returning to UBC this fall to study for
her MFA in theatre design ... Terry Ursacki
MBA'82 received a PhD at UBC in May 1991.
Terry is now associate professor at the faculty of management at the University of
Calgary, specializing in international business ... Dave Vallee BRE'80 has been married for 5 years to lovely Susan. They have
one 2 year old daughter with another child
on the way (at the time of receipt of his note).
He just finished working for 8 years doing
recreation with learning disabled male teenagers and is now embarking on a career in
residential real estate in Burnaby and New
Westminster        ...        Bruce Veale
BASc(ChemEng)'81 is with Saudi Aramco in
Saudi Arabia after spending 7 years with
AGEC in Red Deer, Alberta. He followed that
with 2 years in Calgary with Partec-Lavalin.
He and his wife had front row seats for the
Scud missile attacks on Dhahran during the
gulf war ... George Weremczud BSc'81 is
employed as a physics laboratory demonstrator at Cariboo College in Kamloops ...
Donald D. White BA'82, LLB'86 is senior
trade policy advisor with the government of
BC ... Stephen M. Williams BSc'88 and
Christine S. Janko BA'89, BEd'91 were wed
in June. Stephen is a secondary school
science teacher and Christine is teaching
elementary school ... Bradley Yee BSc'87
received his doctor of chiropractic degree
from Palmer College of Chiropractic-West in
Sunnyvale, California in March ofthis year.
He was to start a practice in Vancouver this
summer ... Joyce Yip BComm'83 is living in
Scarborough, Ontario and is with the chartered accountancy firm of Stern Cohen in
All Manoucherhri MBA'90 and his wife
Sharon Manouchehri BEd'90 have been
living in Prince George since 1989. All is a
market analyst with CMHC and Sharon is a
teacher at Cedars Christian School... David
Rieder BASc(ChemEng)'90 was to get married to Julie Waterhouse on August 3, 1991
... Stephanie Brown BPE'90 was married to
her high school sweetheart, Eric Sjerve
BSc'90, in June of last year. They are currently living in Toronto, where Eric is working towards his Master's degree. They hope
to return to Vancouver, and Stephanie will
attend UBC to complete a BEd degree ...
Stephen Small MBA'90 is a sales repre-
♦ Alumni Award Winners ♦
Blythe Eagles Volunteer Service
John Diggens, BSc'68, DMD'72, MSD,
This award is given to members of the UBC community who have contributed extraordinary time and
energy to the Alumni Association.
Dr. Diggens has been an active member of the
Alumni Association since his graduation in 1968.
Since then he has given much time and energy to the
Association and the university. In 1984 he was named
chair of the Dental Alumni Division Fund Committee,
and was elected president of that Division in 1985. He
became a member of the Executive Committee of the
Alumni Association in 1987 and served as President in 1988-89.
He has been involved with the university's World of Opportunity Campaign
since its inception, first as a member of the President's Advisory Committee, then
as chair of the Alumni Pacesetter Campaign and the Alumni Advisory Committee,
and finally as a member of the Leadership Committee. He is currently involved with
the planning of Green College.
He has a successful dental practice in Vancouver, and is currently president
of the B.C. College of Dental Surgeons. He is married and has five children.
sentative with Digital Equipment of Canada
Ltd. in Richmond, BC.
Brenda (Waddington) Black BEd'84 and
Kenneth Thomas Black MSc'84 are happy
to announce the birth of their second daughter Andrea Margaret on May 11, 1990. A
sister for Kristen... Cynthia (Holliday) BA'78
and Lome Churchill BSc'78 are the proud
new parents of Pamela Anne Courtness,
born May 26, 1991 in Victoria ... Roger and
Pamela (Preston) Clark BEd'66 announce
the birth oftheirdaughterJaneElizabethon
December 28, 1990. A sister for Tyson ... Tim
and Mauri Clemons-Braund BEd'77 welcomed their first child, Luke Edward demons
Braund, on March 21, 1991 ... Caron F.
Currie BA'90 and John Currie, a first child,
Rachelle Dominique, in July 10, 1990 ... For
Ann-Marie (Field) and Stephen D. Colby,
their first child, a daughter, Ashley Carrera,
born on January 2, 1991. First grandchild
for Judith E. (Eflry) BSc(Pharm)'65 and H.
Doug Colby BSc(Pharm)'61. Jody (Smith)
BSc(Pharm)'83 and Tom Croft have had their
first baby, a daughter, Kelsey Catherine
Croft, born on October 10, 1990 ... Beth
(Renwick) BASc(CivEng)'84 and Mike V.
Currie BASc(CivEng)'82 had a baby boy on
March 13, 1990. His name is Bruce ...
Deborah deBruijn MLS'85 and husband
Gerard are pleased to announce the birth of
their daughter Vanessa on September 26,
1990. A sister for Andrea Sarah, aged 3. After
the birth of her daughter, Deborah took up
a new position as librarian for Small Systems
at the University of Calgary libraries ...
Deborah (Olajos) BHE'77 and Edward Dillon
BSc(Pharm)'79 had a little boy,  Brenden
Edward, their first child, born on November
19, 1990. Deborah is a home economics
teacher in Surrey. Edward is working at the
Royal Columbian Hospital as clinical coordinator of pharmacy ... Brenda (Dunn) BA'87,
BEd'89 and Doug Fraser BPE'87 are proud
to announce the birth of their first son,
Andrew Duncan, born on August 22, 1990...
For Greg Funk BSc'83 and wife Tammy Sue
Mennie Bsc'86, a second son, James Aaron,
born February 17, 1991 ... Kris (Cholyk)
BSN'86 and Steve Gustavson
BASc(MechEng)'87 proudly announce the
birth of their first baby, Eric James, born on
May 3, 1991 ... Darlene (Gartner) BEd'78
and Jim Hargrove BASc(ElecEng)'81 had a
second son on March 11,1990 named Richard
Paul. Brother Robert James was born in
1985... Janice (Inglis) BEd'80 and husband
Ralph Henly BEd'72 are the proud parents
of twin boys, Tyler James and Shea Alexander, born June 24, 1990 in Prince George ...
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♦ Alumni Award Winners ♦
Honorary Alumnus
D. L. Buzz Moore
Co-winner. Recognizes contributions made to the Association and the university by non-alumni.
Buzz Moore came to the UBC Athletic department
in 1961 as assistant athletic director underthen director
Bus Phillips. He devoted the next 25 years to serving the
department and the student athlete. He officially retired
in 1986, but has continued to work in the department on
a full time volunteer basis.
Mr. Moore's efforts at UBC include fund raising for
athletic causes, and involvement in the Big Block
programme. His knowledge of UBC ("He knows everything," says one admirer) and his penchant for hard work ("He does everything,"
says another), have made him an effective spokesperson for athletics at UBC and
have built him a reputation for getting things done.
His promotion of sport at UBC has inspired many, and his support of special
events around the 75th Anniversary was a key element to the success of that
celebration. He played rugby from the '30s to the '60s. and is considered the
greatest rugby player Canada has ever produced. He has also served as president
of the B.C. Rugby Union and the Canadian Rugby Union, and is a member of the
B.C. Hall of Fame.
Bom to Dawn (Oliver) BEd'80 and Jay Hope,
a son. Kevin Jordan on February 4, 1991. a
brother for Shannon Denise ... Joseph
Iacobellis BPE'74. MPE'77 is a new daddy.
His wife Laura gave birth to Chantelle in
March of this year. Joseph has been appointed as manager of the new recreation
and athletics facility at Capilano College—
Sportsplex ... Kathryn (Olson) BA'84 and
Keith Louie are new parenis of Jennifer
Anne, born in February ... Anna (Lee) MA'85
and Michael Ma BA'85 announce the birth of
their daughter Samantha Ashley, a sister to
Aaron Michael. Michael Sr. is working for
IBM Canada. Anna for Wang Canada ...
Karleigh Marina was born on March 13 of
this year to Kelle Maag LLB'84 and husband
Frank. A sister for Chad and Bryce. Kelle
continues to practice law in Cranbrook ...
Ahmed F. Malek MASc'79, PhD'83 and wife
Hanaa had their first child in January, a son
named Momin Ahmed ... Roxanne (Rosy)
Milavsky is the new mother of a baby boy
born on January 15. 1991, Riley Jake
Milavsky ... Alice B. (Gilbert) BHE'78 and
Daniel J. Millar BSc'78 are pleased to announce the birth of their third son, Eric
David in January. A brother for Jamieson
and Adam ... Louise (Kennelly) BSc(Agr)'89
and Roderick Negrave BSc(Agr)'88 are parents of a new baby girl, born in September
1990, Greta Louise. Rod was to start work on
his Master's degree in forest science last
January ... Megan (Watts) BComm'84 and
Mark Pratt, a son. John Robert, born on
November 5. 1990. A brother for Christopher
William, born in 1989 ... Louise Robbins
BSc'79 and John Morgan BSc'79 were married in 1988. John is currently working on
his Master's degree in aquaculture. Louise
was enjoying maternity leave from the Gemini
Group after the birth of a daughter in January, Emily Jean ... Steven Schnider
BASc'79(ElecEng) and wife Karen have a
new son, Jan Edgar. Steven started a new
job as project manager of AFPOS Technologies in Hull, Quebec. The family is enjoying
living in Ottawa ... Rob Seversen BASc'83
and Susan Affleck BA'82 are pleased to
announce the birth of their first child. Christian Juul Seversen, bom on 16 June 1991 in
Hobart. Tasmania ... Greg Smith BA'80 and
Doris Kuehn were married in 1987. Their
first child was born in 1989. They have a new
baby, Sarah, born in December 1990. They
are living in Penticton. Greg is teaching
social studies at SOSS is Oliver. He took 10
students to Japan in the summer of 1990 as
part of an exchange with Bandai... Jennifer
Stewart-Owen BSR'75 and James Owen
announce the birth of Rebecca Angharad on
August 2, 1990 ... Joan B. Stuchner BA'77
wrote to tell of the birth of her son on
January 14. 1991. His name is Dov Meir
Nikos Stuchner-Kavadias ... Wendy E.
(Roberts) BA'81 and James W. Thorne
BASc(MechEng)'81 celebrated the 10th anniversary of their graduation from UBC with
the birth of their son, James Donald, born in
April ofthis year. Wendy graduated this year
with an MEDes (environmental science) from
the University of Calgary. She received a
number of awards, including the Faculty of
Environmental Design Gold Medal and the
Best Thesis award from the Canadian Land
Reclamation Association. She is now an
environmental consultant with H.F. Thimm
& Associates and Jim is a computer consultant with ISI Infosystems Inc ... Ann Tiplady
BASc(Agr)'81 and John Sesse are proud to
announce the birth of their first child, a boy.
William, in May 1991. They have lived in
Alaska for 8 years, where Ann earned her
Master's degree in wildlife management. They
were moving to Seattle at the time Ann wrote
... Susan (Fisher) BFA'83 and Simon van
Norden BA'82 announce with pride and
amazement the birth of their first child, a
daughter, Clare Amelia, bom on January 7.
1991 ... Stojna T. (Tomic) BSc'85, MD'89
and Anthony Wind Bsc'83 had their first
child, Alexander Luc, on January 31, 1991.
In Memoriam
Robert G. Anderson BASc(MetEng)'21 informed us with sorrow ofthe death of his wife
Marie L. (Lapsley) BA'23 on January 4. 1991
... Vivian Julia (MacKenzie) Berry BA'36
has died. She is survived by her husband
John Berry BComm'36. The couple were
married in 1943 ... Doris K. (McDiarmid)
Beech BA'34 died on March 5, 1991. She is
survived by her husband John ... J. Pat
Beley BASc(MetEng)'43 passed away quietly
and peacefully at home in Rossland on February 7. 1991. He will be missed by wife
Doris, two children and seven grandchildren
... Kathryn (Milligan) Biller BSA'35, MSA'37
died on January 17, 1991. Kay's enjoyment
ofthe outdoors and horses was evidenced by
her major in animal husbandry at UBC. She
taught after graduation before joining the
RCAF in WWII. Her marriage to Clayton Hall
Annie Margaret (Anderson) Angus
BA'23, LLD(Hon)'83 passed away on
January 24, 1991 at the age of 89.
Annie was born in Asia Minor and
came to BC in 1909 with her parents.
She is survived by her husband dean
emeritus Henry Forbes Angus
LLD(Hon)'56 whom she married in
1924. They had two children, Michael
BA'47 and Anne BA'48, five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Mrs. Angus was involved in many
organizations as a board member
and/or officer, among which were
the UBC Faculty Women's Club, the
University Women's Club and the
Children's Aid Society. She was
elected to the Vancouver Board of
School Trustees for three two-year
terms and served as chairman in
1956. She also published articles and
poems. Her best poem was considered to be "The Snow Bridge," published in 1962.
ended in his early death, after which she
returned to teach in the UBC department of
agriculture. She was married to John Biller
in 1947. They had a daughter and 5 grandchildren. Kay will be sadly missed by her
family and friends... Marc L. Boissonneault
BA'81 has died. No further information avail -
able ... Brian Boyd BA'69 died on February
26,1991 ...David Gene Bremner BComm'59
died suddenly on January 21, 1990 as a
result of a lung failure caused by rheumatoid
arthritis. He is survived by his wife of 29
years, Sheelah (Wright) BHE'59, daughter
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Jillian and son Andrew ... J. Everett Brown
BA'28, MA'40 died on February 18, 1991
while on holiday in California. A service of
thanksgiving for his life was held at the
Church of John the Divine in Victoria on
February 27... Burt Matthews Cooper BA'39,
BEd'49 passed away on June 22, 1990. He
started his teaching career in 1935 in the
Peace River country and joined the New
Westminster school district in 1937. He
served in the Italian campaign during WWII
where he was severely wounded. He was
invalided home in 1945 after a long hospital
stay. He returned to teach in New Westminster, where he was a popular teacher and
administrator. He served as principal of
Vincent Massey Jr. High and vice principal
of New Westminster Sr. Secondary before
taking an early retirement. He was predeceased by his wife Lillian, and is survived by
two daughters, Wendy Cormack BA'70 and
Jane Affleck BA'70, his sister Joyce
MacFarlane BA'40 and three grandchildren
... Dr. James Simpson Cull BA'26 died on
March 8, 1991 ... The family of Frank Dawe
BA'42, BEd'55 informed the Chronicle of his
death on October 17, 1990 ... Dr. William
Peter Devito BA'50, MD'54 died at St. Paul's
Hospital on March 21, 1991 ... David R.
Donaldson BASc(CivEng)'39 died on July
27. 1990 ... Alexander (Sandy) Fraser
BASc'77 passed away on February 5, 1991...
Phillip Leslie Elliott BA'28 died on February 18, 1991. Heis survived by his lovingwife
of 49 years, Gertrude, his sons Jon and
Gordon and their families, and his sister
Ethel Brooks and brother Ben and their
families. Phil was one of the original Great
Trekkers and was a charter member of Psi
Upsilon. He was active in theatre, rowing &
basketball while at UBC. He taught social
studies and law at Winston Churchill High
School for a number of years ... Rexingford
Albert Frederick BSc(Agr)'58, MSA'60 died
on November 29, 1990 after a long fight
against cancer of the pancreas. He died
peacefully in his sleep. He is survived by his
second wife, Mary MacFarland Frederick ...
Robert Laurence Duke BSc'41 has passed
away. He is survived by his wife, Marion G.
Duke ... Campbell Grey Duncan BA'30,
BEd'48 passed away quietly on January 28,
1991. Cam was predeceased by his wife
Agnes. His children Mary Anne, Jimmy,
Peter and Norman and their families will
miss him greatly. Cam worked his way
through UBC as a roofer as well as earning
his Big Block twice on the football team. Cam
taught for 2 years at Ocean Falls, then
moved back to Vancouver where he taught at
Kitsilano and Magee secondary schools. Cam
spent his last years living at New Vista Care
Home in Burnaby where he made many
friends ... Evelyn Marie (Daniel) Fritske
BA'51 died on October 8. 1990. She was 59
years old. She is survived by her loving
husband Arthur Charles Fritzke BA'53.
Evelyn was a well-loved and respected member of the educational community in Ontario. She taught at East York Collegiate
Institute from 1968-90. She will be greatly
missed by her family and friends ... Robert
"Terry" Garrett BEd'83 passed away on
January 6,  1991 in his 44th year after a
♦ Alumni Award Winners ♦
Honorary Alumnus
John D. Chapman
This award recognizes contributions made to the Association and the university by non-alumni.
John Chapman was appointed to the faculty at UBC
in 1947. He retired on December 31,1988. He was the
longest serving member of the faculty of arts as professor of Geography. He served as head of Geography
from 1968-74 and as acting head from 1979-81.
During his time at UBC, John Chapman served on
numerous task forces and committees for the President's Office, and was a member of the Senate from
John Chapman has been called one of the builders of the British Columbia post-
secondary education system. Since the 1950s, when he played a leading role in the
B.C. Natural Resources Conferences, a joint university-provincial government
initiative, to the present as member of the Executive Committee of the University
of Northern British Columbia, he has played a seminal role as advisor and liaison
person between university and government.
Aside from his many publications in Geography, he has contributed to books on
higher education in British Columbia, and has produced several reports on higher
education for the B.C. Department of Education.
courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife Vicki and his two
daughters. Katie, 7 years, and Emily Ann
who was born four days before his death.
Terry was well-known as a basketball and
lacrosse referee for 25 years. He worked in
Canada and Washington. He will be sorely
missed by his family and many friends who
were a great help during his illness ... Lillian
F. (Caldwell) Gates BA'24 passed away peacefully on December 10,1990... Robert James
Gillespie LLB'64 died suddenly on June 23,
1991 ... Norman A. Harrison
BASc(MechEng)'52, has passed away. No
further information available ... In the last
issue of the Chronicle we reported the death
ofDuncan Walker Heddle BASc(GeoEng)'49.
MASc(GeoEng)'51. Unfortunately, we reported that he had only two surviving children when in reality there are four: son
Murray and daughters Libby BSc'79, Peggy
BPE'81 and Kathleen BA'90. Our apologies
... The wife of Bernard Heinze LLD'47 that
her husband passed away quite some time
ago ... Dr. Frederick William Laird BA'22,
BSc'23 died on February 2, 1990 in his 90th
year. After UBC he went on to earn his
Master of Science and PhD degrees at St.
Louis University. In 1941 he became an MD.
He worked for many years at the Swedish
Hospital Medical Center in Seattle. In 1975
he retired with his wife Gladys to his childhood home at Gabriola Island. His wife died
two weeks after he did and his only brother
died soon after that. The bulk of the Lairds'
considerable estate was left to the department of chemistry at UBC ... James Edward
McCague BComm'66 passed away 2 years
ago. No further information is available ...
Josephine McDiarmid BA'34 died on May
13 ofthis year. She served as a bacteriologist
during WWII in the RCAMC and was for
many years with the provincial laboratories.
She will be missed by her family, brother
Ralph, sister Sheila and their families ...
Major William A. McDill BASc(MechEng)'48
died in July of 1989. He was very proud to
have been a part of UBC in the postwar years.
He co-authored a 2-volume history of the
corps of Royal Canadian Engineers ... Ian J.
McDonald BASc'43 died on August 2, 1990.
After graduation, Ian joined the Canadian
Army Medical Corps. After the war he obtained his MSc and PhD from the University
of Wisconsin. In 1950 he joined the National
Research Council of Canada, retiring in
1986. Unfortunately he had only a short
while to enjoy his retirement, for his battle
with cancer began in June 1987. He died as
he lived: always the scientist, gentleman and
very good friend. All who knew him were
saddened to have lost him but delighted to
have known him ...Marjorie MacFarlane
MEd'72 was struck down by a vehicle and
killed October 26, 1990. She was a well-loved
member of the educational community in
Penticton, where she served as an assistant
superintendent and the director of instruction (curriculum) for the school district. She
had been a member of the district staff since
1978. Before that she had worked for many
years as a teacher and administrator in
Quebec. She is survived by four children and
will be deeply missed by them and by her
colleagues... Alvin Leonard McGowan BA'59
died in Regina, Saskatchewan on May 5,
1990. He always appreciated the courtesy
and consideration that was shown to him in
the 1950s when he, as a mature student of
over forty years of age, returned to UBC to
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complete work for his degree. He will be
missed by his wife Merle (Geake) BEd'51 ...
Dr. H.O. McMahon BA'35, MA'37 died on
August 3, 1990 ... J.L. MacPherson BA'31
passed away on April 3, 1990 ... Elizabeth
Maude-Moore BSN'60 died on April 30, 1991
... Louis G. Millward BA'27, MA'28 passed
away on February 28, 1991 ... Clarke Van
Sice Morrison BA'31, BEd'55 died on July
18, 1991 ... Roar Gjessing BSF'61 wrote
from Norway to inform the Chronicle of the
death of Rodney S.W. Nkaonja BSF'73 on
May 13, 1991. The cause of death was heart
failure. He had a very distinguished career in
the Malawi Forest Service and was appointed
in 1990 to the position of chief forester for the
country. He is survived by his wife Maria and
five children ... George North BA'69 labour
editor, teacher & trade union leader died on
February 13, 1990. George was the editor of
The Fisherman, the newspaper of the United
Fish & Allied Workers' Union, during the 50s
and 60s. It was there that he made his
reputation as one of Canada's foremost labour newsmen. From the 70s until the time
of his death at the age of 70, he was the
director of the bargaining division of the
BCTF and played a major role in teachers'
bargaining efforts in the 80s. In 1990 he
received the Labour Historian of the Year
award from the Pacific Northwest Labour
History Association ... Joseph Otoo MA'90
died suddenly last fall ... Peter Harrington
Padney BA(Hons)'46, MA'48 died on Novem
ber 25, 1990. He is survived by his wife
Roddy... Alice J. (Gavin) Palmer BA'39 died
in Chilliwack on February 2, 1991 ... Gilbert
J. Parfitt professor emeritus died during the
weekend of January 12 of this year. Flags
were lowered on January 14 ... Ronald
Peigan LLB'89 of the Pasqua Band passed
away on July 20, 1990 ... John Price
BASc(CivEng)'73 has died. No further information was available ... Dennis H. Reagh
BASc(Agr)'47 passed away on May 1, 1991 ...
Marion Torrance (Cardwell) Ricker
BASc(Nurs)'31 passed away on July 9, 1991
after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. She is survived by her husband William
Ricker, sons Karl BSc'59, MSc'68 John
BSc'60 and Eric A'61, MEd'67, a sister and
grandchildren. She was a public health nurse
in Chilliwack before she was married. She
then spent time in Cultus Lake, Vancouver
and Indiana in the US before settling in
Nanaimo. There she was active in civic affairs, working with the United Appeal, the
regional library and the Victorian Order of
Nurses among other organizations. She was
also a member ofthe school board, serving as
chairperson and as president of the BC
School Trustees Association, as .well as vice
president of the national association. She
was appointed to the first senate of the
University of Victoria for three years. Mrs.
Ricker was named Nanaimo's Woman of the
Year of 1957 ... David Macdonald Ritchie
BA'46, BSF'47 passed away in February of
this year ... Cyril Scott BEd'71 died on
September2, 1990. He is survived by his wife
Iola ... Edmund J. Senkler BASc(MechEng)
passed away on December 2, 1990 after a
long battle with cancer. He is survived by
Elinor, his wife ... Richard B.H. Sewell
BA'37 has died. No other information was
available ... Harold (Hal) Murray Sinclair
BA'49, BEd'50 has passed away. Hal served
overseas as a pilot/flight engineer aboard
Lancaster bombers in the 419 Squadron
(Moose). He began his teaching career in
1950 in Cranbrook and then returned to
finish his teaching career in Surrey until
retirement in 1983. He served as a White
Rock alderman for 12 years. He is survived
by his wife Ellen and his family, Lynne, Kay,
Tom and Kim ... Iris A. Smith BA'55 died on
December 4, 1990 ... Andrew W. Snaddon
BA'43 died in Edmonton on March 14, 1991.
He was the editor ofthe Ubyssey in '42-'43.
He worked for Southam newspapers for 41
years in Calgary, London (UK), Ottawa and
Edmonton. He retired in 1986 as publisher
ofthe Medicine News. He received an Alberta
Achievement Award for Excellence in the
field ofjournalism in 1988. He leaves his wife
Jocelyn and two daughters ... William (Dix)
Richard Snelgrove BASc(MetEng)'49 died
on March 2, 1991. He interrupted his studies
to serve as a pilot in the RCAF and Fleet Air
Arm, Royal Navy. He had a distinguished
career which included working in Brazil for
Plumbum SA, as well as for Selection Trust
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in London, UK, and the Copperbelt in Zambia, Rio Tinto in Spain and British Copper
Refineries in England. He returned to Canada
in 1970 to work as a consultant. Sadly
missed by his wife Nancy and children Lynn,
Martin and Susan ... Margaret Ann
(Moscrop) Solly BA'31 has passed away. No
further information was available ... Maxine
Fredrica (Chapman) Sturgess BA'30 died at
the age of 82 on May 14, 1991. She was
predeceased by her husband Thomas. She is
survived by her sons Donald and Alan and
daughters Anne and Kathleen and their
families which include ten grandchildren.
The early years of her marriage were spent in
the mining community of Bralorne. BC. She
lived in Vancouver since the early 50s. She
was an active member of the University
Women's Club and the Vancouver Genealogy
Society. She will be missed by her family and
friends ... Dorothy (Barrow) Taylor BA'32
died on November 28, 1990 ... Kenneth
Stanley Weismuller BEd'63 passed away in
late 1990. He is survived by his wife Sue ...
Frances Wilson BA'52, BSW53 died on April
8, 1991. She obtained the rank of captain in
the Canadian Women's Army Corps in WWII.
After university she was employed for many
years as a social worker with the Children's
Aid Society. She was known among her
friends for her love of poetry and music and
her compassion and sympathy for the less
fortunate. She will be missed by friends and
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relay from VGH to UBC, from the site of the original
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♦ Alumni Award Winners ♦
Alumni Prize in the Social Sciences
Doug Willms, MA'76, MSc, PhD
The prize honours young UBC faculty who have
demonstrated excellence and innovation in their
Doug Willms graduated with an MA from UBC
in 1976, then went on to Stanford where he received his MSc and PhD in education. He began his
UBC teaching career in the Faculty of Education in
1982 as an instructor and became tenured in 1988.
He took a post-doctoral fellowship at Edinburgh
University in 1985.
Dr. Willms has established himself as an outstanding researcher in the
areas of educational policy and the sociology of education. He has produced
ground breaking work in the relative effectiveness of public and Catholic
schools in the U.S., and on religious and non-religious schools in Great Britain.
He has also contributed significantly to our understanding of the effects of
social class segregation on students in Israel, Great Britain and the U.S. His
study of the reorganization of secondary education in Scotland is a seminal
work, and shows how longitudinal data can be used to track the effects of
social policy on educational outcomes.
His recent work involves studies of the impact of school policy on cognitive
development in B.C. schools. This work once again sets the methodological
standard for an important new area of research.
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UBCAlumniChronicle, Fall 1991        37 UBC   Acrostic   Puzzle   #3
by Mary D. Trainer
12       N
26       J
■ 29
D ______!
34         1
41           H
42         L
■ 58
61       M
84        J
Q ______!
101     A
107       I
114     E
116     N
117      P
118     T
126       I
131      S
132     N
135      J
141      A
127      L
128     H
143      J
144      F
When properly filled in, the letters in the box form a
quotation from a UBC book. The first letter of each
answered clue, reading down, form the name of the
author and the title of the book. Solution next issue,
Complete the puzzle and return it to the Alumni office
by October 15, 1991, and you may win one of 6
alumni mugs.
A.    Biblical woman
B.    In a hostile mood:
3 wds.
C. Campus concession
2 wds.
D. '60's speedy B.C.
Highways Minister:
2 wds.
E. Strong current of
churning water
F. Billy Miner was one
G.    Berton: "A Canadian
is someone who knows
how to  in a canoe.'
2 wds.
H.    Clocked
I.     Grace is one
J.    Vancouver artist:
2 wds.
K.    Good bar
38    141     3     101
59     35      70      20     97 47 10
TlO     14     149 123 ~83~
87     93      13     137    46 155 30
75       5       44      57      16 63 138
153 29 115
139    119    114    82       1 62 99
144    49      19     136    74 58
148 133  56  64  11 140 103
65  41  128 111 142
100    107     51       71      34      89     126
84     67     32       6      108    135    90
45     143    26
125     72     150    112     95      17      48
L.    B.C.'s a haven for
these folks
M.    B.C.'s devil's entrance
2 wds.
N.    Town named after
this mineral
O.    Was in debt
P.    B.C. Lt. Gov.
Hyph. wd.
Q. Revises, adapts
R. Ski queen
S. Fish
T. Drunk (slang)
145 79  69 152 122 22  42
127  2  105 91
53  88  81  61  113  7  37
73 104
132 12  80  109 36 154 116
96  54  24  31
66  25  77  120
92     130    121      50       4       21       98
134    117     43
151     15     94      85
28     102    55     129     18
39     60     76     52    106    131    146
23      9
40    124   147    33     86     78     68
Acrostic #2 solution: "Mum declined my offer of a deep-fried
rooster head on a stick. She also turned down a small bag of
crispy cockroaches to munch. Before I could offer anything else,
she suggested d soft drink with the monks once we squeezed
clear of the vegetable section." Ward, What The Buddha Never
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Terry Lynch, North Van; Shiona Northway, Nanaimo; A. Davidson,
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