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The University of British Columbia Alumni Magazine
Volume 53 • Number 1 •   Spring, 1999
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Matthew van Wollen, part of the team that built UBC's
solar car, Raven. The team will enter the car in the GM
Sunrayce to be run in June, 1999. See page 4.
Chris Petty photo
Features
Maria Klawe has made her mark as
head of Computer Science and as VP
Student and Academic Services. Now,
as Dean of Science, she gets back to
her research roots.
UBC grads make a big splash
all around the world. Even in
Nova Scotia. Meet some.
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For 80 years, UBC's School of
Nursing has been turning out
top-notch caregivers. Doreen
Hatton is one of the best.
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Editor Chris Petty, MFA'86
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Assistant Editor Shari Ackerman
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Contributors Don Wells, BA'89,
Marjorie Simmins, BA'84
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Board of Directors
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President Haig Farris, BA'60, LLD'97
Senior VP tinda Thorstad, BSc'77, MSc'84
Research News
Board of Directors
Books
Past President Tricia Smith, BA'80, LLB'85
Treasurer Thomas Hasker, BA'86
A digest of news from UBC
Meet the Alumni Association Board
UBC alumni write books. We try
Members at Large '98-'00
Reports and elsewhere: the CAN
that will be in charge when the clock
to show you some of them. It's
Gregory Clark, BCom'86, LLB'89
Jean Forrest, BPE'83
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opener, Smokey's mistake and
ticks over to 2000. No Y2K scare here:
hopeless: too many writers, too
Thomas Hobley, MBA'83
the $50 million gift.
they're ready.
much talent.
Members at Large '97-'99
Peter Ladner, BA'70
Don Wells, BA'89
Lome Whitehead, BSc'77, MSC80, PhD'89
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Class Acts
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Raven Learns to Fly
Matthew van Wollen and
Andrew Booth wanted to do
something meaningful in
their senior engineering project courses.
The story goes that van Woolen and
Booth were sitting in the Elbow Room in
early 1995 mulling over ideas when
Booth said, "How about something to do
with solar energy?" The idea was born. A
year later they embarked on mission to
design, build and race a solar car.
The UBC Solar Car Project became
an unstoppable force. By the fall of 1996,
the project had become part of the
curriculum of a number of engineering
courses, and a team of 30-plus dedicated
undergrads emerged, managed by Booth
and van Wollen. A year later, funding
came through from the President's Office
and from a number of industrial donors
including Westcoast Energy, BC Bearing
Engineers Ltd., Statpower Technologies
Corp., and BCTEL Mobility. UBC funding
also comes from the faculty of Science,
the department of engineering physics
and the Alumni Association.
The project's first vehicle is Raven. It
weighs less than 500 lbs and can reach
speeds of up to 100 km/h. More than 700
UBC's Raven: getting ready for a day at the races.
black solar cells collect the sun's energy
and convert it to electricity, which is
then stored in seven lead-acid batteries
that drive the motor. The car has been
put together by team members working
in groups of two to five, each working on
a different section. Many of the team
members are earning credit towards their
degrees, but the excitement of the project
has moved many to come on as volunteers.
The ultimate goal of the team is to
VOC Oldtimers Out There Again
Few clubs at UBC are as active as the
Varsity Outdoor Club, and fewer
still groups of alumni spend more
time together than VOC oldtimers. Every
year a crowd of intrepid hikers and
mountaineers gathers to take on a local
mountain.
And there's nothing like a warm
sunny September day to bring them out.
Fifty of them showed up on Sept. 9 for
their annual hike from the Cypress Bowl
to the downhill ski area parking lot.
Following a stop at the Cypress
cafeteria, the group split into two: one for
a hike up Black Mountain to Cabin Lake
for a swim and lunch (pictured), and the
other to Yew Lake and Howe Sound
lookout. The next hike is set for Sept. 8,
1999, 10 am, at Cypress Bowl downhill
parking lot. For more info, contact Ingrid
Blomfield, 926-1156, Iola Knight, 922-
7358 or Marg Merler, 922-8973.
Long may they climb.
race the car in the GM Sunrayce, a 10-
day 1,200 km solar car race, scheduled
for June, 1999. Teams from more than
40 other colleges and universities
compete in the race, and it's a showcase
of solar car technology.
The project team is currently
preparing Raven for road tests. The
suspension is being modified to increase
its load capacity, and the shell, seen here
in its bare fibre glass state, is being
painted and polished for final improvements in aerodynamic performance.
One of the most difficult modifications the team has to make is turn the
vehicle from its current three-wheeled
system to a 4-wheeled system. New rules
for Sunrayce 1999 make the change
mandatory.
Engineering students aren't the
only ones to benefit from the Solar Car
Project. Recently, seven commerce
students came on board, as part of their
Commerce 468 course, to develop a
marketing project for the car.
The Raven will be on display in
locations around the Lower Mainland
before it heads off to the Sunrayve.
Check the Solar Car website,
www.physics.ubc.ca/~solarcar for
upcoming events.
Chronicle Rehab Student Invents CAN Opener
What do kitchen shelves and
backpacks have in common?
Together, they can open
doors. Pamela Andrews, third-year Rehab
Sciences student, was diagnosed with MS
last year, and since then she has found
doors to be restrictive and frustrating.
"I couldn't find a tool to help me and
I couldn't adapt various existing ones,"
says Andrews, who uses an electric scooter.
So she made one.
She needed a device that was esth-
etically pleasing, small enough to carry in her pocket, and cheap enough for a student.
Her solution is a tool she calls the CAN opener, made from backpack strapping lined
with the rubberized netting used to line kitchen shelves. Total cost: $1.63.
Andrews loops one end of the strap around her upper arm and the other end
around the door handle. The end connected to the door turns the knob and she is able
to pull the door towards her.
The name refers to both its Canadian origin and how it is used to open washroom
doors. The opener won first prize in Solutions '98, BC's annual health technology
contest. Andrews is working with a consulting company to bring the product to market.
"It's probably the reason I'm in occupational therapy," says Andrews, "I like
figuring things out."
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Wood was a UBC professor of
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and founded the UBC Players Club, the
longest continuing dramatic society in
Canada.
His namesake theatre, the 400-seat
Frederic Wood Theatre, opened on
campus in 1963. Wood died in 1976 at
the age of 89.
"Freddy was a very ascetic, intelligent, stern man—a perfectionist," says
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Wine May Beat
Cancer	
The good news is that wine may
indeed provide some protection
from certain kinds of cancers.
Third-year student Hin Hin Ko won
this year's Alan C. Hayman Summer
Student Research Competition, held
annually at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical
Sciences.
Ko, supervised by assistant professor
Thomas Chang, demonstrated for the first
time that the compound resveratrol,
found in some grape skins and red wine,
inhibits enzymes that could form cancer-
causing agents.
"Hin Hin showed she really understood the science behind her research,"
says Asst. Prof. Kishor Wasan, director of
the summer student research program.
Ko says she got involved in the
program to help her make an informed
decision about pursuing graduate work.
"Listening to other people's experiences in the lab can never compare to
discovering something new on my own,"
says Ko.
Ko's study may lead to further testing
of resveratrol on human enzymes to see if
it can indeed prevent cancer.
The bad news? Everything, including
cancer fighters, in moderation.
Smokey Was Wrong: Forest Fires Aren't
Always the Enemy
£i f ~""V nly YOU can prevent forest fires," intoned the big bear wearing the
I I forest ranger hat. Print, TV and radio ads featured Smokey the Bear
^^*^S  warning us that forest fires of any kind were catastrophes that we could
prevent. But visions of Bambi racing through the devastated woods notwithstanding,
forest fires aren't the big villian we've always been told they are. They can be
catastrophic, but they are also necessary in maintaining ecosystems and ensuring the
survival of certain plants and animals, a UBC Forest Sciences professor says.
"Smokey the Bear made people feel that fire was strictly the enemy of the forest. It
killed animals, destroyed trees and plants, caused soil erosion, and fouled streams," says
associate professor Mike Feller. "But fire has positive effects which are very much part of
the natural ecological cycle."
Some trees and plants rely on fire for germination, and deer and elk thrive on the
vegetation in burned sites, he says.
Early successional conditions, which happen immediately after a forest fire when
vegetation reappears, are important to the cycle. As a result, food is provided for deer,
moose and elk, who eat low-lying shrubs, grasses and flowers. "Without fire, you would
have fewer early successional plants, and far fewer of these animals," says Feller.
He points out that forest fires leave a natural mosaic of burned and unburned
forest, and that even a severe one will leave some vertical trees that play a role as
wildlife habitat.
Even Smokey benefits. Areas opened by fire provide ideal conditions for the growth
of tasty berries.
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Chronicle Message from the President
Learning and Community at
Canada's Best University
In the Summer, 1998 issue of the
Chronicle, I described the new vision
for UBC we have developed over the
past year. Trek 2000, the document that
resulted from our vision process, combines the spirit of the Great Trek with
UBC's achievements over the past 80
years, and is our blueprint for taking this
university into the next century.
I would like to expand on three
elements of Trek 2000 here: our determination to be the best university in
Canada; the renewal of the learning
environment; and our community
outreach.
Most universities aspire to be 'one' of
the best, or the best in a certain area.
After looking closely at all the elements
that make up UBC—the quality of our
faculty and students, the level of our
research compared to that of other
universities in Canada, our geographical
position—I am convinced that this
university is destined to become the top
university in Canada by any system of
measurement you care to use. The
potential is all there, the necessary pieces
are all in place. We shall establish that
goal in both real and anecdotal terms: by
the numbers and by popular consensus.
We are building new classrooms and
refurbishing old ones, but renewing the
learning environment isn't limited to
physical structures. It also means
changing the way we teach and the way
students learn. Ours is a dynamic
research university, and research will
become an important element of our
teaching efforts. We are expanding our
commitment to interdisciplinarity—
using many disciplines to teach in each
academic area—and to the use of
information technology in classrooms
across the campus. The key here is
learning, rather than teaching in the
traditional sense. We are continuing our
evolution toward a learner-centred
environment.
UBC has always been a community-
oriented university. Continuing Studies
programs draw people from all areas of
the city, and our campus is one of
Vancouver's major tourist destinations.
Our sports and arts events are part of the
Lower Mainland's entertainment fabric.
UBC has also been a major contributor to
the economy of British Columbia. We
have transferred ideas, research and
technology to more than 70 spinoff companies—more than have been produced
Alumna Receives MBE-Queen's Honours
Bi
arbara Large BA'54 received an MBE
. in the Queen's Birthday Honour's
List on June 16, 1998. She is an
educational consultant for HM Prison
Service and is conference director for the
18th Annual Writers' Conference at King
Alfred's University College. The award was
presented to her by Prince Charles at
Buckingham Palace on October 30, 1998.
After she graduated from UBC,
Barbara taught at a secondary school in
New Westminster. She and her husband
then moved to Seattle and subsequently to
England, where she continued to teach at
two local colleges as a senior lecturer.
by any other Canadian university—
which generate wealth, provide employment and help diversify our economy.
Trek 2000 spells out initiatives for even
greater community involvement including an expanded student co-op program,
greater emphasis on alumni branch
activities and strengthened links with the
GVRD in community planning.
We are also establishing a strong
presence in Vancouver's downtown core.
Our research in the Health Sciences, as
well as in the Social Sciences and
Humanities, gives us a unique insight
into the social, cultural and economic
needs of the region. We are developing
educational programs, policy analysis
and outreach projects to meet these
needs. Such involvement will, as well,
provide opportunities for further research, learning and student placements.
The Great Trek in 1922 defined UBC
as a dynamic institution, ready to take
risks, to develop new ideas and to be a
forceful presence in the community. Trek
2000 continues that tradition.
Included in this issue of the Chronicle
is a pamphlet outlining the TREK 2000
initiatives. Your input and involvement
are welcome.
Martha Piper, President
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People
J^ Patricia Marchak BA'58, PhD'70 has
been elected by faculty to the Board of
Governors.
A former dean of Arts, Marchak is a
professor in the Anthropology and
Sociology department and the Institute
for Resources and Environment. She
served as head of Anthropology and
Sociology from 1987-1990.
Marchak is a fellow of the Royal
Society of Canada and president of its
Humanities and Social Sciences
Academy.
y   Suzanne Dodson BA '54, BLS'63
UBC Library's facilities and preservation
manager, received an Honorary Life
Membership Award from the BC
Library Association.
Dodson played a leading role in a
lft-year campaign to secure the free
deposit of provincial government
publications for academic libraries. She
was also honoured for an award-
winning program of preserving
microfiTm of historical materials. The
award is given to people who have
made substantial long-standing
contributions to the association and to
library service in BC.
A   UBC Commerce professor Tae
Own MBA'74, PhD'79 and two former
PhD students have been awarded the
"best paper" prize at the recent World
Conference on Transportation
Research in Antwerp, Belgium.
Optimal Demand for Operating
Lease of Aircraft was chosen as the top
paper out of 893 entries presented to
the 14 members of the prize
committee.
Prof. Oum, Anming Zhang and
Timing Zhang analyzed profitable
methods of leasing and ownership of
aircraft based on data from 10 major
North American carriers.
The award, which included
$1,000, is given once every three
years.
Research Battles
Depression
Helping people deal with their
depression is important to
Vancouver clinical pychologist
Randy Paterson.
So important, in fact, that he is
willing to teach his techniques to mental
health professionals, who in turn teach
them to their patients. He does this
through a program he coordinates called
Changeways, located at UBC Hospital.
"Every community can expect to
have a fair number of people experience
depression—any community of over five
people, at least," says Paterson. "What
many of the professionals are asking for
is more strategies, based on the research
literature, to help clients."
Changeways is a system of cognitive-
behavioural techniques which psychologists or counsellors teach to groups of
people with depression in eight to 10
hour sessions.
Six months after learning
Changeways techniques, eight per cent of
people prone to major depression are
readmitted to hospital, compared with
30 per cent of similar people who
haven't taken the program.
So far, about 700 mental health
workers have been trained in the
techniques, and they've passed them on
to approximately 1,700 people with
major depression.
The program has proved so effective
that it is now being franchised to
communities across BC, as well as
Alberta and Ontario.
The cognitive part of the system
works on understanding and changing
negative thought patterns, while the
behavioural part focuses on lifestyle
factors that might trigger or prolong
depression such as excessive drinking,
poor sleep habits, lack of exercise and
threadbare social networks.
Chronicle Stewart Blusson BSc'60,
Gives $50 Million to UBC
UBC has received the largest single donation ever made to a Canadian
university. Stewart Blusson BSc'60 donated $50 million to further UBC's
research capacity.
"It is an extraordinary gift not simply because of the amount, but because Dr.
Blusson has granted us the privilege of allocating the money specifically to research
and academic excellence," says President Martha Piper.
Blusson, a geologist and diamond explorer, is principal shareholder in Archon
Minerals Ltd., a mining exploration company based in Vancouver.
"The most important research is often the most basic research, which the
public doesn't get excited about because by itself, it's simply another piece of the
puzzle," says Blusson. Basic research often focusses on questions that don't
necessarily have commercial applications, but are, rather, interesting and important
of themselves. Some of the most significant scientific discoveries have been made
in this way.
Blusson says he made his donation partly because of the federal government's
creation last year of the $800 million Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)
fund, a five-year program to help universities, colleges, and hospitals upgrade their
research facilities.
The donation will support the funding of infrastructure and equipment that
will take UBC to a new level of research and academic excellence, says Piper.
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Professor Ron Clowes, professor
emeritus Charles Laszlo, and Senator Paul Lin were named members
of the Order of Canada. Professor emeritus
Alan Cairns was named an officer of the
Order, the second-highest ranking.
Alan Cairns is an authority in the
field of political science. He has served on
many Royal Commissions and received an
honorary degree from UBC in 1998.
Ron Clowes has spent the last ten
years leading a project examining the
structure and evolution of Canada's
landmass and continental margins. He is a
geophysicist and professor in the department of Earth and Ocean Sciences.
As director of UBC's Institute for
Hearing Accessibility Research, Charles
Laszlo created a unique environment
where engineers, audiologists, physicians,
educators, psychologists and hard-of-
hearing consumers worked together on
hearing accessibility problems.
Paul Lin has strengthened the
diplomatic and commercial relationships
between Canada and China. He was
appointed to UBC's Senate by BC's
lieutenant governor in 1994 and reappointed to a second term in 1997.
Dinodrop Correction
In our last issue we profiled Dino
drops, a candy coated sour cherry
confection created by grad students
at UBC. The candy, which uses technology developed by DRI Technology, a UBC
spin-off company, was recognized at the
Institute of Food Technologist's Student
Association Product Development
Comptetion last June.
We mentioned Jill Richardson in
the article, but neglected to mention that
another grad student, George Aliphtiras,
was also involved in the creation of the
candies. Congratulation to both Jill and
George for their sweet teeth.
CGRP Helps BC's
Seniors	
UBC's department of Family
Practice is concerned with
providing the best care possible
to BC's older population. So they decided
to do something about it: they created the
Community Geriatrics Research Partnership (CGRP).
The CGRP began in 1997 and focuses
on a continuum of geriatric care, from the
active, healthy senior to the bed-ridden
frail elderly. The project hopes to develop
research that will help doctors across BC
provide effective care for seniors in
various stages of their lives.
The research includes a study on the
health benefits of exercise by older
women, a survey of seniors' own interest
in health promotion, the role of creativity
in maintaining health and the development of a treatment protocol for the care
of elderly in nursing homes.
The CGRP is generously funded by
Liberal Arts Degrees
Make for Good Jobs
Liberal Arts degrees are more
valuable on the job market than
you might think.
According to a recently released
study by UBC Economics professor Robert
Allen, liberal arts graduates to do better
than people with trade, technical or
vocational training.
"Graduates in these areas find good
jobs and earn high incomes compared to
people with less education," says Allen.
The purpose of the study was to
determine whether graduates of liberal arts programs lack the skills needed to find
good jobs and face high unemployment.
Data shows 50 to 60 per cent of men and women with bachelor degrees in the
humanities and social sciences work in managerial and professional jobs.
Women grads from 20 to 29 years old earned from $30,000 to $32,000 per year
compared to $25,519 for those with a post-secondary diploma. Male grads the same
age are slightly higher: from $32,000 to $39,000 compared to $34,000 for those with
post-secondary diplomas.
CCRP helps senior citizens take a more active
role in their health.
Pacific Command, the Royal Canadian
Legion. For more info, contact Pamela
Brett, Geriatrics Researcher, at 875-4111,
ext. 61438.
Economics professor Robert Allen.
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campus, check out the AMS
Bike Co-op. It's in the midst of
fixing abandoned campus bikes in
an effort to reduce the reliance on
cars at UBC. The first bike fleet hit   Racks at UBC long to be attached to their own bikes.
the streets last summer.
"This program makes biking a more viable means of transportation at UBC," says
Ted Buehler, president of the co-op. "With access to a fleet of bicycles, people have an
alternative to using a car when making short trips across campus."
To become a member, you need only pay $20 and an additional $5 for a key to unlock all bikes in the fleet. If you decide you'd like to rebuild and maintain the bikes,
you get a reduced membership fee. Volunteers meet on Tuesdays from 3-9 pm to fix and
paint bikes, build shelving and hanging storage and scrap bikes for parts. The coop has
established a full-service bike shop in the SUB called 'The Bike Kitchen.' They are also
working with the Campus Emergency Planning people to use the bikes as an emergency
communication system.
For more info, call 827-TREK or go to: www.intercliange.ubc.ca/buehler/bikecoop.
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Next summer, the campus will see an influx of Commonwealth students.
Some 200 student delegates from 54 nations are expected to gather here
next August to discuss imperatives and opportunities facing the
Commonwealth in the coming years.
Christopher Gorman, secretary general of the Commonwealth Universities'
Student Congress and event organizer, hopes to ensure the widest possible
representation at the congress, with financial help from a variety of sources.
"Many of the issues that are being dealt with on an international level will have
a major impact on future generations," says Gorman. "We belong to a generation
that will be affected by decisions being made today, yet the opportunities for input
into the way these issues are managed are few."
A broad agenda is expected with issues ranging from the future role of the
Commonwealth in global affairs to the involvement of students.
Gorman, nine other UBC students, UBC President's Office executive director
Herbert Rosengarten, and Royal Commonwealth Society president Lewis Perinbam
comprise the congress secretariat. Martha Piper and Haig Farris are on the
council's advisory board.
The Commonwealth of Learning and the Royal Commonwealth Society,
Vancouver Branch, is sponsoring the forum.
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12        Chronicle Notes from the East Coast:
UBC in Nova Scotia
by Marjorie Simmins
It's twice as far to Vancouver as it is
to England from Nova Scotia, yet
at last count, there were more
than 500 UBC alumni living in
the province. Some grads were
Nova Scotians returning home; some
came east for new jobs, new lives, new
experiences. Most live in or around Halifax, population 320,000, but some live in
small villages on the coast or nestled
into the densely wooded hillsides of the
Cape Breton Highlands. Social workers,
lawyers, professors, researchers, farmers,
writers, poets and television producers:
the professions and work choices of
these people are as varied as the urban
and rural homescapes they live in.
But just who are these grads, anyway? And what do they remember of
their UBC years?
"My fondest memory of UBC was
living in Fort Camp," says Yoginder
Joshi, PhD'64, a professor of physics at
St. Francis Xavier University in Antigo-
nish. Fort Camp and Fort Acadia were
the army huts used for student residences. "A third of the student population
lived in those huts," he says. "That was
in the 1960s. There were only about
20,000 students on campus. Fort Camp
had six to 20 rooms in each hut, and
they were near the beach. We loved looking out over the cliffs at the sunset."
Joshi, following friends who were
enrolled in graduate studies at UBC,
came to Canada from India, where he
had already completed a BSc and an MSc
at Punjab University. "BC is beautiful,"
says Joshi. "The weather is great, and I
still have friends from India who live
there, so there's a spiritual tie." But Joshi
is quite happy with life in the Maritimes,
and particularly satisfied with teaching
at St. FX.
Joshi enjoys the continuity of family
life on the east coast. "I've taught fathers
and sons," he says, "and mothers and
daughters." It is a pattern of stability he
hopes carries into the future.
Dr. David Lawless, MAW, served as
president of St. FX from 1990 to 1996.
"St. FX influenced my way of thinking of
a small university," says Lawless, who is
currently the president of St. Mary's College, a private university college in Calgary, now in its second year of operation.
"We need this sort of university in the
west."
Born and raised in Victoria, BC, Lawless earned his BA from Assumption University, now the University of Windsor,
an MA from UBC, and a second MA and
a PhD from the University of London.
He returned to Canada in 1963, where he
became VP Academic at the University of
Manitoba, and was rector of St. Paul's
UBC's Nova Scotians. From top, clockwise:
David Lawless, MA'60; Eleonore Schonmaier, MFA'92; Peter Waite, BA'48, MA'50;
Allan Kipp, BSc'68.
College.
"Communities are more established
in the Maritimes," he says. He enjoyed
this aspect of east coast life during the
six years he lived in Antigonish. "Mari-
timers have very strong roots. Several
successive generations will even live in
the same house."
He has many fond memories of
UBC: "Friends, the good spirit among
grad students at that time, and excellent
teachers such as Doug Kenny." Lawless
has family in Victoria and Vancouver,
and visits whenever he can. "I go for the
fishing, too," he laughs.
Eleonore Schonmaier, MFA'92, lives
in Ketch Harbour, a 25-minute drive
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13 from Halifax, and is a contract teacher of
creative writing at Mount. St. Vincent
and St. Mary's universities. "I like being
near the city," she says, "yet still enjoy
the rural world. We can see the ocean
from our house, and we're surrounded
by trees."
Raised in Madsen, in northwestern
Ontario, Schonmaier has a BA and BScN
from Queen's. She came to Nova Scotia
in 1986, when husband Bruce MacLennan, an engineer, found work. Of Nova
Scotia she says, "I love the landscape, the
people and the sea." Schonmaier is the
author of Passionfruit Tree, a collection of
short stories, and Treading Fast Rivers, a
book of poetry to be published this year
by McGill-Queen's University Press.  "I
went to UBC for my MFA because I had
heard good things about the creative
writing program there," she says. The
rumours were right. "The only negative
thing I could say is that I wish I had
been there longer," laughs Schonmaier.
As for Vancouver itself, "I miss the
mountains, the Pacific, Granville Island
and Stanley Park—and I'd love to see the
new library," she says.
"I guess it was fate," laughs Powell
River-born and Kamloops-raised Allan
Kipp, BSc'68, looking down and over his
family's 50 acres of land to the rippled
waters of Chedabucto Bay near Port Royal on the southwest corner of Isle Madame. "The wind dropped us here." But
not before Kipp had crewed aboard a
sloop to England, laboured on a fruit
farm in Norway, spent a year in the navy,
worked as a welfare officer in northern
Labrador and taught high school in Newfoundland. It was on the Rock that he
met his wife, Ethel. The couple have
three children. And a puppy, ducks,
chickens, turkeys, sheep, Highland cattle
and a bountiful vegetable garden. "You
can do more with less here," says Kipp of
his family's rich but self-sufficient existence in Nova Scotia. "It's a much simpler
lifestyle."
Simple perhaps, but with work to be
done both on and off the farm, extremely
busy. Following his studies at UBC, Kipp
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"I went to UBC
for my MFA
because I heard
good things about
the creative
writing program
there.
The rumours were
right."
obtained a diploma in education from Memorial
and an OD (Doctor of Optometry) from Waterloo.
He currently practices optometry in near-by Port
Hawkesbury on Cape Breton Island. Once a year
Kipp also journeys to South
or Central America as a
member of the Remote
Area Medical team, which
distributes used glasses to those in need.
Other than missing family members
who still live in BC, Kipp is thoroughly
content with his life. He remembers with
pleasure the view over Georgia Strait
from UBC, but also remembers how, at
16 years of age, that same large campus
felt a bit overwhelming. "I enjoy visiting
BC," Kipp says. "But after 30 years away,
this is home."
Born in Toronto, brought up in Ontario and New Brunswick, and educated
at UBC and the U of Toronto (PhD), Peter Waite, BA'48, MA'50, lives in Halifax,
a city he says he fell in love with in 1951
when he first taught at Dalhousie. He
was head of the history department there
from 1960-1968, and has been Professor
Emeritus since 1988. He and his wife Ma-
sha have two grown daughters. Perhaps
the best-known of Waite's numerous historical studies is The Life and Times of
Confederation, 1864-1867. Of special interest to UBC grads, however, is his biography of one of UBC's greatest presidents: Lord Of Point Grey: Larry MacKenzie
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of UBC. Waite is a member of the Order of Canada, and has a long list of
honours in the Canadian
Who's Who.
Waite's years on the
east coast have not dimmed his memories of
UBC, or his affection for
the west coast. "I miss the
mountains," he says, "but
we do go skiing each year
in Banff, and also visit my brother in
Victoria." He and his wife enjoy Halifax
as much as ever, often going for walks in
the city's Point Pleasant Park, which is a
dog-friendly, smaller version of Stanley
Park, ribboned with walking paths.
"My fondest memory of UBC was
being introduced to Louis St. Laurent by
Norman MacKenzie," he says. "That was
a day."
Perhaps the only linkage among
these alumni was a time of learning in a
common venue that was uncommonly
lovely. A time too of life-enhancing relationships with friends, mentors and family, some of whom remain cherished,
either in memory or during bi-coastal
visits. Beyond these factors, memories
remain of red cedar and Douglas fir, their
pungent evergreen scents carried on Pacific-skimmed breezes. •
Marjorie Simmins, BA'84, is a writer and
editor living in D'Escousse, Nova Scotia with
another UBC grad, Silver Donald Cameron,
BA'60.
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If current research into combating
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be enough? Maybe.
Following eight years with IBM Research, four as a research manager, she
came to UBC where she was head of
Computer Sciences from 1988-1995. She
succeeded K.D. Srivastava as VP Student
and Academic Services in 1995, a post
she held until mid September of last
year, and took over as dean of Science on
November 1.
She is a very serious and gifted
painter. The eclectic array of works on
her office walls back her claim that art is
more than a hobby for her. She is also a
marathon runner, a guitarist and ... oh
yes, a mother of two. She holds the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research
Council (NSERC) Chair for Women in
Science and Engineering. Then there is
the directorship of a large-scale collabo
rative project that develops interactive
multimedia and curriculum materials to
teach math and science, plus a bevy of
boards and advisory councils on which
she serves. Asked where she will be in
five years, the answer is a single word:
exhausted.
But exhaustion is something that
marathoners learn to combat. Fueled by
an even mixture of her love for scientific
research and an irrepressible desire to
make a difference for students and the
university, she'll go the distance and
then some. The key is balance, and balance was what was missing in her life as
a vice president. While it offered her an
opportunity to effect change for the better, particularly for students, it also
meant less time for her research activities. She wanted both, and the dean of
Science's office offered a more suitable
balance between having a hand on the
levers of administration and pursuing
her own research.
by Don Wells
"Being the dean of Science is much
more compatible to maintaining an active research life and making something
happen," she says.
"Making something happen" is a
phrase she uses a lot. She uses it to describe her decision to move back to Canada with husband Nick Pippenger, an
American theoretical scientist she met
while working at the U of T, and then
moved with to IBM's Almaden Research
Centre in San Jose, California, the heart
of the Silicon Valley.
There were other more lucrative offers extended to the extraordinarily gifted pair, but Klawe, who admits to a great
love of her native land, longed to return
to Canada. But it couldn't be just anywhere, it had to be a place where they
could "make something happen." A
phone call from then Academic vice
president Dan Birch convinced her that
UBC's Computer Science department was
such a place.
"I wanted to build a good computer
science department, but I also wanted
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Chronicle UBC to think differently about students
and about computers," she said. Having
accomplished the former objective, she
carried the vision about students and
about computers into the vice presidential office. Specifically, she wanted students to have a stronger voice in university matters and to widen consultation
processes to include students to a greater
degree, and she also wanted everyone to
have improved access to information
technology.
During her term, she worked with
the Advisory Committee on Information
Technology, resulting in e-mail and Internet access for all students, faculty and
staff. She also worked with the Campus
Advisory Board on Student Development
to increase students' communication and
involvement with the university through
a variety of means, including open forums on a variety of issues, surveys, and
the hugely successful campus-wide first-
year orientation program, Imagine UBC.
"Students are at a point in their lives
when they are learning, changing, growing, exploring, pushing," says Klawe. "I
like interacting with people like that. I've
always wanted students to have a sense
that they could effect change."
Allison Dunnet, who was a fourth-
year arts student and the AMS coordinator of external affairs in 1996-97, masterminded the Imagine UBC project and
credits Klawe with providing the support
and enthusiasm to make it happen, right
down to providing office space. More
than 500 upper level undergraduate students volunteered to help out in the inaugural event, which took place on the
first day of classes the following September. Imagine UBC is a day-long festival
with food, music and orientation sessions for new students. More than 4000
new students attended, sparking a sense
of community among them and easing
the often difficult transition to campus
life.
"She's very good at supporting people and their ideas and she is willing to
take risks," said Dunnet, who was given
the Alumni Association's 1998 Outstanding Student Award for her efforts in coor
dinating Imagine UBC. "She's done wonders for students because she is very respectful of their opinions. The open forums symbolized what she was accomplishing as a VP—bringing faculty, staff
and administrators together and letting
students ask them questions—that was
unheard of."
As for the faculty of Science, Klawe is, as usual,
ready to tackle a number
of challenges, including
a pledge to develop new
b interdisciplinary programs such as the new Integrated Sciences program, (see article page 20) which
began this year, are at the top of her
agenda. She is quick to emphasize that
these programs cannot be developed at
the expense of core disciplines. She does,
however, want to see opportunities expanded for students who want to cross
very different disciplines.
"A student who is, for example, very
gifted in physics and music currently
cannot major in both. Students should
be given the opportunity to cross very
different disciplines. Another important
reason for emphasis on interdisciplinary
education is that so many research breakthroughs are happening at the interface
between disciplines. The Integrated Sciences program is particularly important
because it has been designed with this
principle in mind."
As for her own research endeavours,
her primary focus will continue to be on
how interactive multimedia can be effectively used in education. In particular,
she currently leads a collaborative
project called E-GEMS (Electronic Games
for Education in Math and Science) involving computer scientists, mathematics educators, teachers, children and professional game developers.
If what was lacking in her time as
vice president was a healthy balance between research and "making something
happen," it appears as though taking
over as dean of Science has enabled her
to adjust the scales to her taste. But those
who are close to her will know that a
condensed and demanding professional
life will not fulfill all of her interests and
passion.
Is Maria Klawe unique? "I'm a bizarre person!" she laughs after a moment
of reflection. "I guess I'm unique in that
I'm very open about the breadth of my
interests." First and foremost among her
personal interests is maintaining her
close relationship with her children
Janek and Sasha. But besides the obvious,
there has always been and will always be
a deep passion for art and music.
Clearly she's not the type to run off
to the tropics and lie on the beach for
months on end, but if she were stranded
on a tropical island, the three items she
says she would most want to have are
"my guitar, my paints and my laptop."
She won't say in what order.   •
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T" he Thursday afternoon class
discussion in room 2449 of Biological Sciences is a touch abnormal. But in Integrated Science 311, a course offered for
the first time as part of UBC's
new Integrated Science program, abnormalities are often the norm.
The session begins with the announcement that the lesson plan for the
day has been discarded. There are important matters that require discussion.
"OK, hot seats!" says Geography professor Douw Steyn, punctuating the command with a clap of his hands. The
twenty odd students snap up the chairs,
place them in a semi-circle and are again
seated. The entire process, an obviously
familiar drill, takes less than ten seconds.
The configuration, Which has two
chairs conspicuously enclosed in the
middle, is intended to challenge, facilitate questions and encourage debate. But
today it is not students in the hot seats,
but Steyn and a co-instructor, Zoology
associate professor Lee Gass.
Integrated Science 311, subtitled
"The Size of Things," deals with the consequences of size or scale on biological,
chemical, physical and geological processes. It is one of four Integrated Science
courses offered, from which students
must select three, in addition to all the
usual senior level requirements of a disciplinary major. They are interdepartmental courses, designed to develop an understanding of links between disciplines
and their impact on society.
The day before, the other section of
this same course had been subverted by
the students who needed to air some
concerns. Steyn listened, the students
talked. The discussion took the entire
two-hour time slot, and Steyn made no
attempt to stop it. He couldn't. He was
learning too much about fine-tuning the
course. Both he and Gass have agreed
that it is only fair to afford today's students the same opportunity to provide
feedback on the course, its structure,
presentation and evaluation processes.
The conversation covers a wide
range of Issues such as the availability of
additional resource material, assignments, priorities, the final exam and the
general direction of the course. In response to one student's question, Steyn
exhibits not a trace of guilt, but nods his
head in agreement when Gass freely admits, "we're making it up as we go
along!" He immediately emphasizes that
he is not referring to the course content,
just its presentation and structure.
As the spirited discussion continues,
interspersed with frequent laughter, it is
apparent that these students are a particularly intrepid and Curious lot, a bit like
test pilots whose fascination for flight
outweighs the fear of unproven aircraft.
The course is uncharted, untested and,
perhaps at times unclear, but if any of
the students regret their decision to enroll, it is not evident today.
According to program director, Zoology professor John Gosline, Integrated
Science was created to give students the
opportunity to design a customized science degree program that is targeted towards their individual educational goals,
if those educational goals cannot be easily accommodated under the existing departmental majors and honours programs. Rather than selecting a major,
students state an academic objective and
then design an interdepartmental curriculum to meet it. Both the objective and
the curriculum must be sufficiently rigorous to meet the approval of a board consisting of professors from across the faculty of Science.
The program aims to accommodate
a wide range of interests, from the student whose ultimate goal is medicine,
but who is also fascinated by computers
and artificial intelligence, to one who
aspires to be a journalist, but wants a
variety of science courses to give her the
background to be a science and technology specialist.
"The underlying philosophy is that
modern science increasingly is occurring
at the interface between the traditional
disciplines, in emerging disciplines such
as neuroscience, biophysics and mathematical biology," says Gosline. "Students
should be encouraged to prepare for
those emerging areas."
The 35 students registered in the
program haye entered their third year,
having already met all the first and second year Science requirements. "The opportunity of designing their own curriculum and to step out of the usual boundaries results in an amazing group of students," says Steyn. "Next term's instructors will have to be warned that these are
extremely demanding students and that
they will be challenged by them."
Asked about the attitudes of
academic colleagues toward
the fledgling Integrated Sci
ences program, Gass and
i Steyn both admit that
X there are still doubters
who charge that the program is insufficiently rigorous to merit the Bachelor Of
Science distinction. Clearly, however, the
doubters have never paid a visit to room
2559 of Biological Sciences on a Thursday afternoon.
The program is rigorous and will
continue to be so. The students will see
to that. •
20
Chronicle On the Front Lin
UBC's School of Nursing is celebrating
an important anniversary in 1999. For
80 years, the school has been
graduating caregivers of the highest
quality, helping to make our healthcare
system one of the best in the world.
Doreen Hatton is one such grad.
Twelve-year-old Nick Rafter has
diabetes, but chances are he'll
never have to spend a single
night in the hospital for treatment, thanks to a children's
day care program developed and directed
by UBC School of Nursing graduate Doreen Hatton. Doreen has taught Nick and
his parents how to manage and treat his
diabetes at home.
Until 1996, patients at BC Children's
Hospital who were diagnosed with Type I
and Type II diabetes would spend about
a week in hospital at a time to receive
treatments. Now, about 95% of all new
cases at Children's are managed on an
out-patient day care basis. That means
young diabetics don't have to go
through the often frightening experience
of lengthy hospital stays, and parents
avoid the anxiety which is often associated with having a child hospitalized.
There are other benefits too. The
patients' blood glucose levels tend to
stabilize more quickly when their routine
and level of physical activity remain normal, which they do not when the child
must stay in hospital. And beds which
formerly went to these young patients
are now available for children with more
acute illnesses.
Following the completion of her
Master's degree in 1992, Doreen received
the British Columbia Children's Hospital
Medical Staff Award for Excellence in
Nursing Practice. She used the award to
fund a study on the benefits and cost-
effectiveness of managing childhood diabetes in an outpatient setting. Based on
the study results, which included an
overwhelmingly successful pilot project
conducted in 1994, the Daycare Management and Education Program was
launched at Children's in 1996. Currently more than 400 families receive education on how to manage the disease and
administer their own treatments.
Doreen heads the program in collaboration with pediatric endocrinologists, a
clinical dietician and Medical Day Care
unit staff. She spends the bulk of her
time teaching families like Nick's how to
give insulin, monitor blood-glucose levels and administer the complicated diabetes regimen.
As the UBC School of Nursing marks
its 80th anniversary, outstanding graduates like Doreen Hatton provide inspiration for students to pursue careers in a
profession which has experienced more
lows than highs in recent years. "We are
faced with a huge nursing shortage," says
Doreen, noting that the profession has
always been a challenging one, but a variety of circumstances including the rapid expansion of medical technology is
making it even more so.
Her book, "Diabetes and You" has
sold more than 8,000 copies and is being
used as a manual for children, parents
and caregivers. It is also used as a primary resource for diabetes education in
pediatric centres across Canada, the
Dorreen Hatton, top, at a clinic in Mongolia
showing children, parents and nursing staff
how to manage diabetes. Below, Hatton and
Nick Rafter.
United States, New Zealand, Great Britain, China, Mongolia and France. An
adjunct assistant clinical professor with
UBC's School of Nursing and a conductor of outreach clinics, education seminars and workshops, Doreen received the
Diabetes Educator of the Year Award of
Distinction in 1995 and has resumed her
research activity thanks to a $40,000 research grant from the Canadian Diabetes
Association.
We salute the School of Nursing in
its 80th year for turning out graduates
like Doreen. Nick Rafter and his parents
say thanks too.  • Don Wells
Chronicle 21 board of di
"A great team." Members of the Association's
Board of Directors give their time and expertise to
help develop and execute alumni programs.
President
Linda Thorstad, BSc(Hon)'77, MSc'84
University Activities:
Member of
UBC's Board of
Governors,
1997-present.
Professional
Activities:
Received a
YWCA Women
of Distinction
Award for
management
and the professions.
Occupation:
Vice-president of corporate relations,
Viceroy Resources.
Senior Vice President
Gregory Clark, BCom'86, LLB'89
Alumni Activities:
Member-at-Large since 1996. Chair of the
Association's Branches Committee.
University Activities:
Member of
the Dean's
Placement
Advisory
Council,
Faculty of
Commerce
and Business
Administration, 1992-
94. Member,
Academic Plan Advisory Committee 1998-
present.
Community Service:
Vice-president, St. George's Old Boys
Association 1992-94; chair, St. George's
Old Boy's Association Advisory Board,
1998-present; member, Canada Japan
Society; member and director, Rotary
International (Tsawwassen)
Occupation:
Lawyer, Boughton Peterson Yang Anderson.
Treasurer
R. Thomas Hasker, BA
Alumni Activities:
Mentor
program
participant.
Community
Service:
Founding
member,
Director,
Midland
Walwyn
Charitable
Foundation;
director,
Richmond Chamber of Commerce;
member, Richmond School District,
Career Development Advisory Committee.
Occupation:
Financial Advisor, Midland Walwyn
Capital Inc.
Members-at-Large 1999-2001
Peter Ladner, BA'70
Professional
Activities:
Founding editor
and publisher of
Business in
Vancouver, 1989.
Founding editor
and publisher of
Vancouver's
Business Report,
1986. Editor,
Monday Magazine, 1982-86.
Community Service:
Director, Downtown Vancouver Association; chair, Leadership Vancouver;
member, Vancouver City Planning
Commission, 1994-97.
Occupation:
Publisher, Business in Vancouver.
Don Wells, BA'89
Alumni Activities:
Member at
Large 1996;
Homecoming Committee 1993-94;
Alumni
Achievement
and Sports
Hall of Fame
Dinner Committee; member, Communications/Editorial Board 1993-present
(chair); contributing writer, UBC Alumni
Chronicle.
Community Service:
Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union
Marketing Council (1994-96); Past
President, Association of Canadian
University Sports Information Directors.
Occupation:
Communications Consultant
Edward John, LLB'79
Professional Activities:
Served as an elected councillor of Tl'azt'en
Nation from 1974-1992 and as an elected
chief from
1990-92.
Former Tribal
Chief of the
Carrier Sekani
Tribal Council,
1984-88. Reelected to the
Task Group of
the First
Nations Summit"
in 1993, 1996, and 1998.
Community Service:
Member of numerous First Nations and
non-aboriginal organizations and businesses. Former member of the tripartite
British Columbia Claims Task Force.
Occupation:
Grand Chief of Tl'azt'en Nation; lawyer.
22
Chronicle Members at Large 1998-2000
Jean Forrest, BPE'83
Alumni Activities:
Member-at-Large since 1996. Chair
Alumni Day Committee.
Community Service:
Director, North Shore Winter Club, 1998-
present; trustee, BC Sports Hall of Fame
and Museum
1995-97;
director, Sport
BC 1992-97;
commissioner,
Vancouver
Board of Parks
& Recreation
1990-93 (vice
chair 1991-93); member, BC Women's
Field Hockey Federation Exec. Committee
1987-90; member, Canadian National
Field Hockey Team 1978-81.
Occupation:
Consultant, Marketing & Special Events
Thomas Hobley, MBA'83
Alumni Activities:
Member-at-Large since 1996. Chair of the
Association's Marketing Committee.
Occupation:
Director of Technical Repair and Acting
General
Manager,
Rogers
Cablesystems
Inc. Managed coaxial
system
upgrades in
the Western
Region;
Constructed
the first CATV fiber ring in Western
Canada.
The Board of Directors
Elections for the Board are held each
Spring. All officers (except the Treasurer)
serve two-year terms. The Senior Vice
President automatically becomes President
after his or her two-year term. Three of the
six members-at-large are elected each year
to provide continuity on the Board.
Board of Directors, 1999 ~ 2000
Honorary Presidents
Martha C. Piper
Chancellor
William Sauder, Beom'48 liQ'90
President
Linda Thorstad, BSc'77, MSc'84
Senior VP
Greg Clark, BCom'86, U.B'89
Treasurer
Thomas Hasker, BA'86
Members at Large '98-00
Jean Forrest, BPE'83
Thomas Hobley, MBA'83
Members at Large '99-'Qt
Peter Ladner, BA"70
Don Wells, BA'89
Edward John, LLB*79
Executive Director (ex-officio)
Agnes Papke, BSc(Agr)'66
(Board takes office May 1,1999)
Board Appointments, 1998 ~ 1999
Walter Gage
Jo Hinchliffe BA'74
Scholarships and Bursaries
Pamela Friedrich BA'67
Future Alumni
Jordan Ko
Volunteer Day
Louanne Twaites BSC(Pharm)'53
Administration Rep
Dr. Chuck Slonecker, UBC Vice President,
External Affairs (Acting)
AMS President
Vivian Hoffmann/Ryan Marshall
Awards
Tricia Smith
Branches
Greg Clark
Communications
Don Wells
Convocation Senator
Timothy P.T. Lo BSc'91, LLB'95
Alumni Dinner
Brenda Brown BSW'65
Alumni Day
John Banfield BCom'56
Cheryl Banfield BA'60
AMS Liaison
Russell Mark BCom'76
Divisions Committee
Sharmen Vigouret BMLSc'92, MHA'94
Faculty Rep
William Webber MD'58
Marketing
Thomas Hobley
Nominating, Recruitment and
Membership
Linda Thorstad
Student Relations
Jean Forrest
Young Alumni
Laurie Baggio BA'94
THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Registrar's Office
2016-1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6T1Z1
Election Results
Convocation Senators
The following candidates have been elected to serve on
the Senate as convocaton representatives for a three-year
term commencing September I, 1999:
Bob Afflfck
Patrick *E Brady
Edward Greathed
Stanley |. Knight
Bikkar S. Lalli
Tim Lo
Robert W.Lowe
Bill B. McNulty
Gerry Podersky-Cannon
Des Verma
Ronald Yaworsky
Chronicle
23 on the
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arts
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8
upcoming
exhibitions and events
UBC Museum of
Anthropology
March 9, 1999 is the museum's 50th
Anniversary! A whole year of festivities is
planned. Free admission and 10 per cent discount
on all museum shop items for the entire year is
offered to all UBC staff, students and faculty.
Ongoing Exhibition:
•From Under the Delta: Wet-Site Archaeology
in the Lower Fraser Region of British Columbia, through March, 1999.
50th Anniversary Celebrations:   ■
•March 9: see the museum's diverse collections,
the launch of a commemorative book, performances by well-known local performers 6c musicians, guest speakers and even a birthday cake!
•March 30: Nunavutmiutanik Elisasiniq (A
tribute to the People of Nunavut), and a display
of Inuit prints
•April 17 & 18: Taisumanganit Ulumimut
(From Then to Now)
•June 5: First-ever black-tie fundraising gala:
live & silent auctions, fashion show, dinner, etc.
•June 21: Unveiling of a newly-commissioned
Musqueam weaving by Debra & Robyn Sparrow
•July 1: The museum's fust-annual Family day,
outdoors on the grounds behind the museum.
Features music, drumming and dancing by
Vancouver performers.
Call 822-5087 for more info.
Belkin Art Gallery
•Walter Marchetti, Feb. 5-Mar. 21
Marchetti is an Italian visual composer associated with the Spanish
1960s avant-garde movement, Zaj
and the artsists of the Fluxus movement.
•Genevieve Cadieux,
Apr. 15-June 13
Montreal artist Cadieux's video-
installation presents a dialogue
between two adjacent video projections, the format of which is inspired
by Pier Paolo Passolini's theatrical
text, Orgie.
^Rodney Graham: Vexation Island,
June 25-Atig. 29 I
This film was produced for the 1997
Venice Biennale. The 10-minute,
35mm colour film is transferred to
laser-disc video to provide a continuous, interrupted projection.
•Golden Boys: Naturalism and
Artifice in Homoerotic Photography, 1870-1970, June 25-Aug. 29
Guest curator Bruce Russell presents
works from the Officina Musae
collection, a Montreal experiential
museology workshop which includes
the works of two photographic
studios, Jon Foto of Scarborough,
Ont., and Mark-one of Lacfune, Que.
Archive Collections:
•The Morris/Trasov Archive**
•The Peter Day CoMee#ba »|>
•The Kenneth Coutts-Smith Fond*
•The Eric Metcalfe Fonds (picture^)
CaH 822-2759 for more info.
Top: The Eric Metcalfe Fonds consists ofthe
papers ofthe Canadian artist known as Dr. Brute,
associated with Leopard Reality. The fond
contains multiple media material largely from
1968-72. Part of Belkin Art Gallery's archives.
Left: Animals, by Ruth Annaqtuusi Tulurialik.
Fibre and wool. Part of MOA's March Exhibition
of Inuit art. Photo by Bill McLennan.
The Chan Centre for
the Performing Arts
Mar. 10-20
The Bacchae
Mar. 14
The Chan Centre
Chamber Players
Mar. 14
Rachmaninoff
Vespers
Mar. 19&21
Handel & Mozart
Mar. 20C"!
Ttjafie Coop
Mar. 25&26
UBC Symphonic
Wind Ensemble
Mar. 27&28
UBC Opera
Mar. 29
„VSS String Orches-
ftta Concert
April 8&9
UBC Symphony
Orchestra
April 11
Vancouver Philhar
monic Orchestra
& Fraser Valley
Symphony
April 11
Octagon '99
April 13
Gil Shaham
April 16&17
VSO
April 23
Tommy Banks
Orchestra
April 25
Steven Isserlis,
Stephen Hough,
Vancouver Recital
Society
April 28
Johann Strauss
*
Capelle
April 30
Beethoven Trio
Vienna
May!
Phoenix Chambet
' Choir
JHay2
|a&iard String'
.Quartet
May 3
■&B<|fjgi#iyer
iSrcaestra
May 4
Glenn Miller
Orchestra
May 7
Janny-Percussion
Choir
May 16
Elektra Women's
Choir
May 23
Benefit Concert for
Children with AIDS
Call 822-2697 for tickets & info. books received
UBC's Writers
White Stone: The
Alice Poems by
Stephanie Bolster
BFA'91, MFA'94.
Vehicule Press,
$12
**»«% -w^^^m ^ne Poems move
'^^jJI^^Fj  from the icon of
Alice in Wonderland
to the imagined figure of Alice on a West
Coast beach, underground with
Persephone, in Memphis with Elvis. They
also explore the life of the real Alice
Liddell, who sat for Charles Dodgson's
camera and inspired the Alice books
which prompted his rise to fame as Lewis
Carroll. The author won the Governor
General's Award for Poetry for 1998.
A Fight to the
Finish by
Elaine
Podovinikoff
BEd'98.
Vantage Press,
Inc. $13.95
Gradually lifting
her own curtain
of silence, the author reveals a panoramic
view of her life through poetry. Here are
offerings of a versatile and highly original
poet who provides personal perspectives
in universal experiences.
Our
Forgotten
North by
Leslie
Leong
BASc'86.
Leslie Leong Ent. Ltd. $29.95
For six years in Canada's magnificent
subarctic, Leong used her camera and pen
to share this intimate relationship with
others, successfully recreating the wild
beauty and profound emotion of this
remote land. It is a reflection of this
personal journey and an appeal for
humanity to recognize the great spiritual
importance of the natural world.
GUIDING LIGHTS
Making Your
Second Marriage
a First-Class
Success by Doug
MA'83 & Naomi
Moseley. Prima
Publishing,
$21.95
Husband and wife therapists show you
how to get past the disappointment of a
broken marriage and take positive control
of your romantic life. You'll learn to
identify what went wrong the first time
and embrace the joys and rewards that
only a successful marriage can offer.
Guiding Lights by Lynn Tanod
BEd'98, Photography by Chris Jaksa.
Harbour
Publishing.
Four-colour
photographs and
firsthand
accounts from
lightkeepers on
every part of the
coast captures the romance and beauty of
BC's lighthouses. It is a moving tribute to
the people who have lived and worked on
the BC lights and a valuable portrait of
what continues to be a proud maritime
heritage.
On Laughter
Silvered Wings
by Thomas P.
Millar BA'47.
Palmer Press.
$24.95
This is a collection of the
author's nervy
humour. For those particularly interested
in humour, stand up comics, creative
writing teachers, novelists and playwrights, this book has instructional value.
It examines what's funny about funny,
and why. Great entertainment value.
The SMART Way
by Glennis Zilm
BSN'58. Harcourt
Brace
This book examines
the essential
elements of written
communication
with the needs of
nurses and nursing
students in mind. Applications to various
forms of written communication such as
essays, letters, memos, resumes, reports
and research appears are discussed.
Inward to the
Bones: Georgia
O'Keeffe's Journey
with Emily Carr by
Kate Braid MFA'92.
Polestar Book
Publishers, $16.95
Inspired by the idea
of a bond between
these two powerful painters, the author
has expanded the momentary meeting
into a passionate, revolutionary friendship. Thus begins an extraordinary
journey through landscape, art and desire,
and inward to the bones.
From Kamenets-
Podolsk to
Winnipeg by
Reuven Lexier
MD'79. Lexier
Editions. $39.95
The Lechtzier
family was among
the first group of 24 Russian-Jewish
immigrants to come to Winnipeg in 1882,
as part of the movement to settle what
was then known as Rupert's Land. They
survived the drought and depression of
the 1890s to establish themselves as small
businessmen in the developing cities of
the West. Shows family trees through four
generations as well as nearly 200 photographs.
Chronicle
25 a umni news
President's Message
The Young Alumni group is
made up of recent grads who
want to stay in touch with each
other and the university. We get
together for networking, skills
development, sports and just
plain fun. Join us and become
part of a dynamic group.
Investment Club
Now YA members can join up
with others to learn about
investing in stocks, bonds,
money market funds or even
GICs. The club meets every
second Thursday of the month
to analyze industries and select
stocks and mutual funds.
Contact Len Clarke
len@helikon.com or James
Dungate james.dungate@nbpcd.com for
more info.
A Cliffhanger Mystery
Trek 2000 Shapes Alumni Priorities
One of the most popular alumni
activities is solving mysteries at Cecil
Green Park. More than 100 alumni
played detective on a creepy Friday,
Oct. 13 at the "house on the cliff." A
Cliffhanger Mystery was hosted by
Young Alumni, with Guy Fauchon
BFA'91 playing Shearluck Holmes and
the one-and-only Dr. Witless was
Gerald Vanderwoude MFA'95.
If you would like to organize your
own murder, call Murder Unlimited at
649-GUNS.
For more information on YA, contact
our offices at 822-3313, or e-mail:
alumni@alumni.ubc.ca. Check out our
website: www.helinet.com/va.
On behalf of all us I would like to
acknowledge the incredible $50
million gift of Stewart Blusson
Bsc'60 in support of basic research at
UBC. This gift will allow researchers to
study the fundamental issues in science,
medicine and engineering to produce the
knowledge that will ultimately benefit
society in ways we can only dream about.
Mr Blusson, your Alumni Association salutes you for your visionary gift.
The UBC Board of Governor's has endorsed UBC President Martha Piper's TREK
2000 vision for UBC. Alumni have the
opportunity to play a powerful role in the
future development of the university and
we are currently completing our own
strategy on your behalf to help make TREK
2000 a reality and a success. You will find
more details about Trek 2000 in a brochure included in this issue, and in Dr.
Piper's column on page 7.
Our priorities will include increasing
our presence on the campus by developing an Alumni Centre in the heart of the
campus where we can serve our present
and future alumni more effectively. We
will also find ways to provide more access
to university facilities, such as the library,
for our graduates.
An important priority will be to forge a
strong branch system that will allow our
graduates to participate in the power of a
global UBC alumni network. Recently I
had the pleasure of attending a UBC
Young Alumni dinner in the "Big Apple"
and witnessed first hand how energetic
young graduates from diverse fields can
help each other succeed in one of the
most competitive environments in the
world. A strong internet linked network
of UBC grads will accomplish amazing
things.
Another priority will be to establish an
e-mail mentor program for students and
recent grads to help them deal with the
challenges of continuing education and
career opportunities.
I am personally hopeful that we will
develop our web site so that it can provide live video and audio of important
UBC events to our grads around the
world and give them the opportunity to
communicate directly with the Alumni
Association and the university.
I believe that one of the great challenges UBC faces is to find ways to take
advantage of the internet to develop a
truly global and virtual educational institution that will serve its students, graduates and society in the manner contemplated by the vision of TREK 2000. Universities in the next millennium will
have to adapt to the dramatic changes
brought upon us by the increasing impact of the internet and the ever expanding ability to create and share knowledge
due to ever increasing bandwith. As always, "It is up to us."
I am most grateful for the opportunity
to serve as the President of the Alumni
Association for the last 2 years. I wish my
energetic and talented successor, Linda
Thorstad, every success and I thank our
Board, our volunteers and Agnes Papke
and her dedicated and hardworking staff
for all their support.
Haig Farris, President
Visit our web site
www.alumni.ubc.ca
26      Chronicle UI       Branch Events
Recent branch activities:
During the first part of 1999, we held
branch events in Prince George,
Nanaimo, Calgary and Japan.
Student Send-Offs
Student Send Offs took place in
Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Kelowna,
Kamloops and Hong Kong. We need
hosts and participants this summer for
the above as well as Prince George,
Victoria, Hong Kong, Singapore ft Japan. Call
our offices, toll free, at 1-800-883-3088.
Jakarta, Indonesia
Alumni, friends and family met at the Regent
Hotel in Jakarta, Nov. 12, 1998. Pictured are
(l-r): Yuyu ft Marc Winfield, Chris Bendl, Brian
Cellars, Peyvand Bayzae, and Jaimie Willis.
For more info on Branches contact Catherine
Newlands at 822-8917 or
newlands®alumni.ubc.ca
Nursing is planning its Alumni Dinner
and General Meeting for May, 1999. The
Young Alumni Award, the Alumni
Recognition Award and the Award of
Distinction will be presented. For more
info, please contact the UBC Nursing
Information Line at 822-7468.
AOII had an eventful year with a
fashion show and sale, a Pottery-
Painting Party, a performance of Swing,
and Founders' day at CGP. If you would
like to be added to their cyber-list, e-
mail: stevema@axionet.com
Theatre, Film and Creative
Writing alumni interested developing a
division for professional and social activities
should contact Jane Merling at 822-8918 or at
merling@alumni.ubc.ca.
Upcoming events:
Annual All-Canadian Universities Event
Washington, DC, Apr. 16, 6 pm.
All-Canadian Universities Dinner,
Chicago, May 5.
Martha Piperwill visit branches around the
world in April and May: Beijing April 12,
Shanghai April 14, Singapore April 16,
Hong Kong April 20, Montreal April 27.
New Reps a Contacts:
Nanaimo: Johanna Scott BSc'88 joins Jim Slater
PhD'71 as branch rep. (250)390-1085,
dscott@fairwinds.bc.ca.
Malaysia: Zulkifli Ali BSc'73, MSc'75
(603) 408-5668, zulkifli@publicbank.com.my.
Philippines: Bob Gothong BCom'77, new e-mail
is dg@wga.mozcom.com
New York  Salmon BBQ
Alumni enjoy a NY BBQ, Sept. 13 at Reifs Tavern.
Toronto: Great Trekker Kathleen Trent BA'28,
meets Martha Piper at the Toronto Branch reception on Nov. 9. Grads turned out in record numbers, and can look forward to a return engagement in November, 1999.
1999 Reunions
Reunion Weekend,
October 2 & 3, 1999
The campus comes to life on Alumni Day,
October 2 with visitors from all over. If
you're planning to get together this year,
aim at Reunion Weekend. This year,
special reunions are planned for 1989,
1974 and 1949. The following reunions
are in the planning stages:
•Chemical Engineering '49 CGP, May 25.
•Chem Eng '59 CGP, June 12.
•Class of '49, UBC Campus, Oct. 2.
•Pharmacy '49, Oct. 2.
•Class of '39 Reunion, CGP, Nov. 26; Applied
Science '39, reception prior to luncheon.
Contact Jane Merling at 822-8918 or
merling®>alumni. ubc.ca
Celebrating UBC's Pioneers
Great Trek Remembered Lunch, Oct. 16 at CGP.
1938 Diamond Anniversary Reunion
was held to coincide with Fall graduation Nov.
27. 65 alumni and guests reaquainted themselves at a CGP luncheon before proceeding to
the Chan Centre to cross the stage and join in
the graduation ceremony.
Acadia Camp Residence Reunion
A group of alumni who lived in a trailer park in
the 50s get together for annual reunions.,this
year on Aug. 29. (l-r) Holly Holiday, Dennis
Patrick BASc'55, George Tolhurst BA'52 and
Judge John Davis.
Chronicle
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Don't miss the 5th Annual Alumni Achievement and Sports Hall of Fame Dinner, Oct. 14, 1999
28      Chronicle 4th Annual Dinner Brings Out the Best
As parties go, it was a good one.
The 4th Annual Alumni Recogni-
.tion and Sports Hall of Fame
Dinner might have changed its name
('Recognition' used to be 'Achievement'),
but it didn't appear to make a difference.
The evening was full of short, spirited
speeches, lots of laughs and plenty of
time to talk with old friends and tablem-
ates. The dinner raised a good deal of
money for student scholarships and sent
more than a few people home with some
great door prizes and some great memories. The pics, opposite page, show some
of the goings on.
1) Students Megan Stubbs and Tim
Peterson, winners of scholarships generated by proceeds of the evening showed
everyone why supporting students is so
important. 2) Everyone's favourite librarian, Catherine Quinlan hob nobs with
fundraiser Ron Burke and Kelly Chen
from International Relatons. 3) Big cheeses: UBC president Martha Piper, Alumni
Association president Haig Farris, Lyall
Knott (who single-handedly brought all
our sponsors on board) and Bob Philip,
Athletics head. 4) Two Murder Mystery
entertainers made unsuspecting patrons
don tutus, dance, sing, and ... well, you
had to be there. 5) Hall of Fame inductee
Nora McDermot, a top athlete from the
1940s. 6) Smiling hosts Jack Lee and
Dheena George took on the near-impossible job of keeping the noise down while
people talked and had fun. 7) Bob Philip
with Frances Owen and her children Fern
and Allan. The late John Owen was inducted into the Hall of Fame for his work
as a builder of UBC athletics. 8) Perennial
party-goer Buzz Moore tells Stan Knight
and his unidentified friend to take a hike.
9) Every party needs music, and Mr.
Flood's Party did the trick. 10) Norm
Watt, who can talk faster than anyone on
the planet, scooped up the dough at the
end-of-evening auction. A very classy
Maria Klawe watercolour went for a couple of hun. 11) The lineup of some of the
Alumni Award Winners: Milton Wong,
Jennifer Roosma (accepting for her brother, Peter Dolman), Allison Dunnet, Lica
Chui, Andrew Booth, Paul Stanwood, Carol Herbert and Jim Stich. 12) Tara O'Hare,
standing in for brother Turlough, a top
swimmer, who was inducted in to the
Hall of Fame. 13) Author, teacher, doctor
Bill Gibson, gets his Lifetime Achievement award from Haig Farris. 14) The entire 1977-78 women's volleyball team
poses with Martha Piper. The team was
one of the winningest in UBC's history.
Alumni Day, Oct.17, 1998
Alumni Day started off with torrential
rain and ended up in bright sunshine.
That didn't stop grads from taking in
the exhibits, sights and sounds of the day.
Above, Kitty's Kombo wailed dance tunes from
the Big Band era while, left, Haig Farris keeps
his eyes open and his head up for falling balls.
Next year's Alumni Day will be held on October 2, 1999.
Imagine '98...
Your First Day
So there you are, 18 years old,
plopped down in the middle of a
campus as big as the small town
you came from, with 35,000 other
people. Do you remember the "what the
heck do I do NOW?" feeling you had on
that first day at UBC?
Sure, a week or two passes and
you're cool: you know where your classes
are, where to find the library and where
to buy a hamburger. But that first day is a
shocker.
Now, that's all changed. Imagine
UBC is a day devoted entirely to orienting the new person on campus.
Above, students teem in front of
Main Library where booths from AMS,
the Alumni Association, clubs and faculties helped newbies find their way
around. Free popcorn and drinks didn't
hurt either.
Below, student alumni coordinator
Kristin Smith gets ready to pass out UBC
hot drink mugs.
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20s
Stanley Carver BASc'29 is living in Capetown, South
Africa. He retired from the British Colonial Service in
1960 after 23 years of service ... the late Harry Warren
BA'26, BASc'27, DSc'78, was inducted, posthumously,
into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in January.
30s
E.G. Edgar BA'34, MA'39, BEd'53 took his first UBC
lecture in the summer of 1926 and did all of his studie:
by summer session. He took evening and afternoon
courses while carrying a full teaching load in West
Vancouver.
40s
Cora-May (Stafford) Jensen BASc'48 received the
American Red Cross Clara Barton Award, a volunteer
leadership honour award for Hawaii. She's been with
the Red Cross for 44 years ... Philip A. Jones BScA'49
is an entomologist with agriculture, forestry and
environmental issues ... Samuel Aubrey Kerr BA'40,
MA'42, a member of the Canadian Society of
Petroleum Geologists since 1945, was awarded
honorary membership in April 1998. He was also
inducted into the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame this
fall in recognition of his historical research ...
Jacquelyn Stephenson Olmstead BSA'47 and
Grant Larkin BSA'47 were married at Redfish Lake,
Stanley, Idaho on June 28, 1998 ... Bill Paterson
BA'49, BSW'50, MSc'53 has been very busy since
December, 1997 as a first time grandfather.
50s
U of Toronto Professor of Zoology David G. Butler
BSc'59, MSc'61 was recently appointed Professor of
Physiology in the Faculty of Medicine. He spent the
past year on research leave in the Department of
Physiology, Cambridge University, where he was a
Member of King's College ... Anita (Jay) Dadson
BA'52 is a recipient of the YWCA Woman of Distinction
Award, selected in the category of Voluntary,
Community and Humanitarian Service. She volunteers
with people with disabilities ... Douglas Henderson
BA'56, PhD'61 has just completed a year as a John
Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow.  He
will receive the American Chemical Society Joel Henry
Hildebrand Award for his research achievements ...
AAerill Leckie BCom'57, LLB'58 was named the first
BC recipient of the Canadian Bar Association Louis St.
Laurent Award of Excellence, in recognition of his
outstanding service to the association ... Siegfried W.
Pape BA'57, MA'59 worked in the planning departments of Bonn and Dusseldorf, Germany from 1959-
66, at Bad Godesberg and Cologne from 1966-68, and
as head of a deptartment of statistics, development
planning and public relations in Witten from 1969-94.
He retired in 1994 and joined the Senior Experts
Service, seated in Bonn ...  Robert E. Pedersen
BASc'59 recently retired after serving 35 years with the
Canadian Diplomatic Service. He's had postings from
Tel Aviv to Washington, but for now he and wife Terri
will make Richmond, BC, their home ... Elizabeth
Anne (Acheson) Viau BA'56, BEd'61 is a tenured full
professor in the Charter School of Education at
California State University, Los Angeles. She is the
author of World Builders, a science and technology
web-based course: http://curriculum.calstatela.edu/
courses/builders/. ... Carl Ian Walker BA'54, LLB'55,
MA'73 retired after a 38 year stint as a part-time
magistrate/full time provincial court judge in Squamish.
Mary Fallis
60s
John Blom BA'68 has taught in secondary schools in
Holland since 1969, and retired last year. He married in
1972 and has three boys ... Dennis W. Burnham
BASc'63 is now president and CEO of Dominion
Construction & Development Inc. ... Barry Buzan
BA'68 is research professor of International Studies at
the University of Westminster in London, and project
director at the Copenhagen Peace Research Institute.
He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in
1998, and celebrated the silver anniversary of his
marriage to Deborah Skinner in March, 1998 ... W.
John Dawson BCom'64 has been elected as the first
chair of the Council of Presidents, an advisory group to
the Board of Directors of the Canadian Institute of
Chartered Accountants. He is the 1998/99 president of
the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC and was
named a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants ... Judith Grossman Felix BA'62 and husband
Robert Louis Felix MA'62 live in South Carolina ,
where Judith has retired from teaching at Cardinal
Middle School in Columbia so she can spend more time
with her nine grandchildren ... Grant Frame BASc'61
established himself in the Republic of Cuba as an
assessor to the Minister of Industry and as a university
level educator at the University of Las Villas. He then
worked for more than 20 years in Canada as an
environmental engineer with government, private
industry ... Ann (Craig) Turner BMus'66, MBA'85 and
Thomas F. Petrowitz BMus'66, MMus'71 were married
in Victoria on Aug. 15, 1998. They divide their time
between Vancouver, where Ann is financial and budget
manager for the UBC Library and Ucluelet, BC where
Tom's forest services and timber valuation companies
are based.
70s
After five years in Indonesia as assistant director general
of the Center for International Forestry Research, Neil
Byron MA'76, PhD'76 was appointed by the Australian
Parliament as the environmental commissioner of the
Productivity Commission ... After many years working
in  libraries, Kathleen Mae Ellis MLS'78 expanded
her experiences to management positions in the nonprofit sector. She is now executive director of the
One-time vice-president of the UBC
Alumni Association, Mary Fallis
BA'32, DEd'34 was also chair of the Alumni
Committee on Women's Residences, and early
Women's Editor of the Chronicle.
She was an elected member of Senate
from 1951-60. She was also instrumental in
the establishment of two regional colleges,
Vancouver (Langara) and the College of New
Caledonia in Prince George. Mary's honours
include an Honorary Life Member, BC English
Teachers, and the Canada 125 Medal.
After retiring, Mary spent time as a
nature photographer. Her pictures have been
published in Professor Brough's Wild Trees of
British Columbia and in Ocean to Alpine, a
British Columbia nature guide.
Southwestern Ontario Chapter of the Make-A-Wish
Foundation ... Larry G. Epstein PhD'77 has been
appointed professor of economics at the University of
Rochester. Most recently, he was visiting professor at
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology ...
LCol Bruce Gemmill BSc'71 has been elected
president of the Winnipeg Chapter of the Armed
Forces Communications and Electronics Association.
He is currently deputy chief of staff for Telecommunications and Information Management Services at 1
Canadian Air Division Headquarters in Winnipeg ...
Donna Hayward BScA'78 and husband Brett
Hayward BScA'79, BSc'84 have moved to Minnesota
for three years where Brett is studying veterinary
oncology at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul.
Donna is temporarily working in the veterinary
teaching hospital's pharmacy ... Blair Hewitt BA'76 is
a facilitator for 'The Orphanage', a computerized hotel
for children, designed to provide the highest quality of
care possible for a reasonable cost. He invites input
from positive and concerned alumni: (604) 826-7608
... Richard J. Kachur BA'76 recently signed a book
contract with a major publishing house. His data
warehouse management handbook should be in
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Doug F. Robinson
Doug Robinson BCom'71, LLB'72 was
born in Vancouver. After graduating
from UBC, he was called to the BC Bar in
1973. He served as an executive ofthe
Vancouver Bar Association from 1980-82 and
was elected to two terms as member for
Vancouver County of the BC Branch Provinical
Council from 1992-94, serving on the Branch
Committee in 1992 and again in 1994. He was
elected Secretary/Treasurer of the BC Branch
in 1996. Doug is currently chair ofthe Branch
Legal Aid Committee, and is a past chair of the
BC and National Membership Committees. He
is also a director of the BC Law Institute and
serves on the steering committee of the
Coalition for Access to Justice.
Doug is director on the board of several
private companies and is a past director of
Foundation Inc. He is also active in a variety of
community groups, clubs and organizations.
bookstores by now ... Kirk Lambrecht BA'75, LLB'83
has assumed the office of president of the Canadian Bar
Association, Alberta branch, for a one-year term. His
book, The Administration of Dominion Lands 1870-
1930 was published by the University of Saskatchewan
in 1991 ... Gabriel Niccoli BA'70, MA'73, PhD'83
received the University of Waterloo 1998 Distinguished
Teacher Award. He recently attended the Toronto
alumni reception ... Thomas Quigley BMus'76,
MLS'78 was appointed by the Canadian Library
Association to represent them on the Board of Directors
for the National Adult Literacy Database. He spoke on
Brahms Bibliography at the International Brahms
Congress in Gmunden, Austria ... Malcolm R.
O'Neill-Fischer MEd'76 is teaching Native Literature,
communications, and ethics at Confederation College
of Applied Arts and Technology in Fort Frances, Ont.
His grandson, Gregory R. Shepherd, graduated last year
with a BSc in Pharmacy ...   Maurice Prevost BSc'72
has been with Northern Telecom for 25 years doing
software development for telecommunications
switching systems ... Ginny Russell BEd'78 had her
third children's story published, The Money Boot, a
chapter book for beginning readers in the new
Fitzhenry Whiteside "First Flight" series ... Karin
Storey BEd'71, MA'73 and George Storey BASc'50
took their family to Greece to celebrate their 50th
wedding anniversary. The ceremony to reconfirm their
vows was held in the small and beautiful Agios
Pangratious Chapel in Santorini. Karin and George
formed their own travel agency and have been
escorting groups to Europe since 1981 ... Bjarni
Tryggvason BASc'72 received an honorary degree
from Western last October. He became the sixth
Canadian astronaut to fly into space in August, 1997.
Bjarni is being honoured for his achievements as a
scientist, engineer and astronaut... Conrad L.H.
Winkelman BASc'74 started his own company in
1978 called Vortex Engineering Ltd., and taught
mechanical engineering in Zimbabwe. He currently lives
in Holland where his company recycles toxic waste and
produces ultra clean synthetic fuels from garbage.
80s
Lilian Alessa BSc'89, PhD'98 is an asst. prof, of
biology at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia.
Previously, Alessa was a postdoctoral fellow and
lecturer at the University of Utah ... Ian Bakshi
BASc'81 and wife Margaret Mumford had a second
daughter, Sarah, born August 15, 1998. They have
lived in Chicago for five years ... Brian Beach
BASc'86, Rhonda (Sampson) Beach BPE'86 and
their two sons moved to Kelowna last July. Brian is
working for Reid Crowther & Partners and Rhonda will
join School District #23 ... Sean Donald Blackburn
BA'89 completed the certificate of business administration at the University of Ottawa and received his CMA.
He is taxation manager at Met Life in Ottawa. He and
wife Julie had their first child, Nicolas Martin, on Oct.
10, 1997 ... Wah Ken Chew BSc'88 married Monica
Doughtery last July, and is now pharmacy manager of
Save on Foods in Victoria ... Terence David MB A'88
currently lives in Vancouver and is a pilot with Air
Canada, flying the Boeing 767 on North American,
European and Asian routes ... Andrea Demchuk
BA'87, MA'85 is the outreach coordinator for the
National Broadcast Reading Service ... Doug Ford
BA'86 married Alyson McPhee in October 1996. Their
daughter, Hayley Anne Ford (class of 2020), was born
May 23, 1998 ... Henry M. Fowlds BA'89 is a
commercial trade officer for the Australian Consulate.
He is responsible for marketing Australian food and
beverage products to firms across Canada and NW
United States ... Sylvia Gajdics BPE'85 had her second
child Jessica, on December 31, 1997. Sylvia has been a
business manager for BCTEL for ten years ... Marlen
Haley MEd'87 is a career counsellor and owner of
Conscious Career Choices in Vancouver. Her company
recently celebrated its tenth year in business. You can
contact her at 737-3955 ... Anita Hildebrandt
BHK'87 spent the past 10 years in San Francisco, where
she studied chiropractic medicine. She is now back in
Vancouver in her new practice, Crossroads Chiropractic,
872-4476. Her emphasis is on sports care and wellness
care ...  After teacher training, Ted Howe BSc'88,
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BEd'92 taught for one year in Surrey, and then for two
years in Japan. He is teaching physics/junior science at
Enver Creek Secondary in Surrey while completing a
MA in EDST at UBC. He and wife Emmy are proud to
announce the birth of their first child, James Hiroki,
born Nov. 6, 1998 ... Dieter W. Jentsch BScA'81,
MBA'83 is now senior vice president Toronto region, of
Scotiabank. He is responsible for retail and Commercial
Banking within the greater Toronto area ... Vicki Kerr-
Wilson BSR'84 and Greg Kerr-Wilson BASc'85 and
their three children moved from Toronto to Edmonton,
where Greg is now dean and rector of All Saint's
Cathedral ... Connie (Kilian) Klimek BSN'87,
MSN'95 and husband Bob Klimek BCom'89, CA'92
are pleased to announce the birth of their third son,
Ryan Robert, born March 22, 1998. Bob is the senior
internal auditor for the City of Burnaby, and Connie
works casually as a community health nurse in home
care with the Vancouver-Richmond Health Board while
looking after the kids ...   Robert Komlos BCom'87
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Annette Behan
After receiving her UBC degree in South East
Asian politics, Annette Behan BA'88 earned her
chartered accountant designation from the
Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants in
Toronto in 1993.
She was manager in the Telecommunications ft Media practice with Deloitte ft Touche
Consulting Group before joining The North
Highland Company, a Management and
Technology Consulting Services company
located in Atlanta, Georgia. There she was
recently promoted to a manager, and specializes in helping young companies build their
financial infrastructure.
Annette is a member of BETA and the
Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants,
and was a volunteer for the Georgia Technology Forum in 1998.
and his wife Jill (Kempton) Komlos BCom'89
welcomed their first child, Alexa Rose, on August 13,
1998 ... Dean Neumann BCom'82, LLB'83 and his
wife Julie are pleased to announce the birth of Raquel
Kay Neumann, born on Nov. 6, 1998, a sister for Ellis
Daniel ... Paul Pigeon BA'87 was recently appointed
vice-president at CIBC Wood Gundy in Vancouver...
Gail (Purdy) Puentes BSN'81 is a clinical research
associate for Bristol-Myers Squibb, monitoring phase 2
and 3 clinical trails in Southern California ... Guy
Roberts BASc'82 is a project engineer at the GVRD.
He and his wife Jane have three boys, Joseph, Geoffrey
and David ... Back in BC is Illoana Smith BCom'80
who has relocated her business from London, Ont. It
provides energizing marketing and sales keynotes,
workshops and talks for corporations. Husband Steve
Blair is working for Ledcor... Natalie Mary (Bland)
Spearing BSN'88 has been living in Australia with
husband Geoff for four years. She is currently working
as a clinical nurse specialist in infection control at the
Mater Hospital in Brisbane, Queensland ... Anthony
Tolcher MD'86 joined the "Brain Drain" and left
Vancouver with wife Marilyn and their children. They
went to San Antonio, Texas, where Anthony works at
the Institute for Drug Development, Cancer Therapy
and Research Center. Y'all can reach him at:
atolcher@saci.org ... Denise Tupman BEd'85 has
returned to teaching after a nine year absence during
which she raised her three children. She is teaching
music in a primary school in Terrace, BC ... Mike
Vanchu BCom'83, MBA'87 left his position as director
of Client Services with Phonettix Intelecom to become
vice president, Marketing and Product Development
for ICS Couriers, a division of Amtelecom Ltd ...
Valerie Young BA'87 and Phil Young BA'83 are
living in North Vancouver where Valerie is still working
for BC Hydro and Phil is a manager for Fisheries
Renewal BC. They have two children, Jacqueline and
Scott.
90s
Two colleagues and Anjili Bahadoorsingh BCom'90,
LLB'94 recently left a local downtown law firm to form
the Financial Service Group at Heenan Blaikie, a
national law firm. Her practise emphasizes corporate
financing, commercial banking, entertainment financing
and secured transactions ... Tanis Bestland MA/96
and husband Johannes Malminen MA/97 are living
in Sweden where Johannes is a defence analyst with the
Swedish Defence Research Establishment. Tanis is
project manager for Tomorrow Essentials, a newsletter
from Tomorrow Global Business Environment Magazine
for environmental managers ... Correction from last
issue: Andrea L. Brawner got her BEd in 1991, not
1997 .... Danielle Bretton BA'90, LLB'94 has joined
the Richmond law firm Altman, Kahn, Zack, and is a
prosecutor for the Department of Justice ... Laura Lee
(Hart) Farnham BA'95 and husband Andy had a
daughter, Michaela Jade, born March 19, 1997, and
most recently a son, Kadin Andrew, born April 15, 1998
... Cheryl Fieguth BA'97 has returned to Canada after
three years of nursing on Apache and Navajo
reservations in Arizona and New Mexico. She is writing
a collection of nurse stories, three of which have been
published ... Elizabeth Keller MA/96 has been a
research associate for Environics Research in Toronto for
the past two years. She married Rob Huot in August
and they spent their honeymoon in Thailand trekking
and scuba diving. She would like to hear from you:
elizabeth_keller@environics.ca ... Jeff Kozoris BA'96
went to Western and received his Master of Library and
Information Science this past June. He is now a
consultant/internet specialist at the National Library of
Canada in Ottawa ... Garett Kutcher BSc'97 works in
Japan as an English teacher while writing SpecFic. He
made his first fiction sale last August... Serguey
Makarinov MA/92 is working in Sofia, Bulgaria at the
European Union office as its press and information
person ... Murray McCutcheon BSc'97 won this
year's Rhodes Scholarship for BC. He is currently
completing his masters in physics at UBC ... After seven
years in Montreal and Victoria, Torsten Nielsen
BSc'91 returned to Vancouver as a resident in
Anatomical Pathology. He recently won the KJR
Wightman Award for Research in Biomedical Ethics
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Donald J. MacLaurin
1909-1998
Donald James MacLaurin BASc'32 held various
senior positions in the pulp and paper industry in
Canada and other countries before joining the
chemistry department ofVictoria College in
1961. Donald retired from the University of
Victoria a? vice-president and professor emeritus.
He was honoured by the university with a DSc'
(Honoris Causal SriH306.   ;
Donald served in the Aero-Engineer branch
of the RCAF from 1940-45 in Canada and the
UK, leaving the service as Squadron Leader.
In hi| community he was elected alderman
and CRD director for Central Saanich. He was a
dedicated freemason for 65 years and was
elected Grand Master for BC in 1981.
from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of
Canada for his paper Cuidelines for Legalized
Euthanasia in Canada: A Proposal ... Chris Pincott
BSW'90 is working for the Ministry for Children and
Families in Kamloops. He is married and has two
children, 3 and 5 ... Christine G. (Nunweiler) Shuen
BSc PT'93 and Patrick B. Shuen BPE'93 were married
on September 2, 1995. Patrick graduated from Western
States Chiropractic College in December 1997 with a
Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Christine is studying
medicine at the U of A ... Murali Srinivasan PhD'96
and wife Elisa Ulrika Stabell Srinivasan MSc'95 live
in Norway ... Noah Third MASc'96 works in Portland,
Oregon, as part engineer with PCC Structurals Inc. He
says that Portland is nice but not nearly as nice as
Vancouver ... Karen Wilkinson MBA'93, former
president of the Commerce Graduate Society, is an
international officer with Hongkong Bank of Canada.
She has been posted all over the world, most recently in
Hong Kong. She welcomes any correspondence from
fellow alumni: weston@bom5.vsnl.in ... Jana (Chu)
Wong BSW'91 and husband Edward are pleased to
announce the birth of their son, Andrew Bill Wong,
born December 8, 1997.
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A.W.R. Carrothers
1924-1998
Fred Carrothers BA'47, LLB'48 grew up in
Vancouver, where he was a star member of the
first class ofthe UBC Faculty of Law. He went on
to Harvard Law School in 1950, returning in
1962 to get his SJ.D. He devoted himself to
labour law and industrial relations as an
academic at both Dalhousie and UBC.
In 1964, he became dean of Law at the
University of Western Ontario. Five years later
he became president of the University of
Calgary, and then president of the new Institute
of Research for Public Policy. He then became
Dean of Common Law at the University of
Ottawa.
His interest in arbitration and industrial
relations continued after his retirement.
Winston A. Shilvock
1908-1998
Winston Shilvock BA'31, BCom'32 enlisted in the
RCAF in 1941, retiring in 1945 as a Squadron
Leader. One of the highlights of his military career
was meeting and talking with Winston Churchill,
after whom he had been named.
He served as president ofthe Alumni
Association in 1948-49, and was a charter
member of the Kelowna Shrine Club in 1953,
serving as president in 1956, and a member of the
Gizeh Temple of BC. He was also a member of the
Kelowna Club, serving as president in 1965. From
1969-1998 he researched the history of the
Okanagan, publishing 254 articles.
Winston was chosen as one of 75 UBC
graduates to be given a special award of merit to
acknowledge his high level of personal and
professional success.
Henry M. Rosenthal
1920-1998
Henry Rosenthal, Prof. Emeriti, graduated from
the U ofT, where he was a brilliant student,
majoring in sociology. There he did graduate
studies, and then directed youth activities at
both the Winnipeg and the Montreal YMHA. He
was an active member of the Canadian
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament In 1962, he
was appointed director of social studies at UBC's
Centre of Continuing Education. Here he
pioneered educational travel, an innovation that
has since become widespread.
W. Harry Hickman
1909-1997
Harry Hickman, BA'30 was a distinguished
graduate, having earned the Governor General's
Gold Medal in 1930. He had a long career as a
French scholar and teacher, and a mentor of
many UBC, Victoria High School, Victoria
College, and UVic students. He served as first
Acting President of UVic from 1963-64, and
was former principal ofVictoria College from
1952-63. He married his top student, the late
Grace (Parkinson) Hickman BA'33. After he
retired, Harry was named honorary consul of
France in Victoria.
Oscar Sziklai
1924-1998
Oscar Sziklai was born in Repashuta,
Hungary. He was educated in Egar,
a town close by, and entered the
Sopron Forestry School after graduation. In
1951 he joined the faculty ofthe school,
and taught there until the Communist
invasion in 1956. He left Hungary at that
time and settled in Vancouver and, along
with other Sopron foresters, became part
of UBC's forestry faculty. He maintained a
lifelong connection with the Sopron
school, and travelled there frequently to
share research and promote UBC. It was on
such a trip that he died.
He was a popular and respected
teacher and researcher, and spent much of
his time in international work in Europe,
Egypt and China. As a professor and as an
innovator in forest management, he was in
great demand around the world will into
his retirement. He was the first Westerner
to be admitted to the Chinese Society of
Forestry. While at UBC, he pioneered the
field of forest tree breeding and helped
develop the nursery silvaculture program.
Oscar was also active with the
Professors Emeriti division of the Alumni
Association, and visited our offices often.
He was an immensely friendly man, with a
quick wit and a sparkle in his eye. He was
one of a rare breed, the European
gentleman, and he will be missed by all
who knew him.
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33 Andy McConkey
1942-1998
Andy McConkey BCom'67, LLB'68 was born in
Exeter, England, and moved to Vancouver in
T945. He was called to the BC Bar in 1969. Andy
practised motor vehicle personal injury at the
firm of G. Roy Long and then in 1973 he began
his partnership with Thompson Et McConnell,
practising in Vancouver and White Rock until
1991.
Andy was an ardent basketball fan and
announced the Thunderbird games at UBC in the
T960's and '70s. His contributions to basketball
in BC were recognized by his appointment as a
director of Sport BC.
He is survived by his wife Marie and
daughter Claire.
Frank Eastham
1944-1998
Frank Eastham, Associate Vice-president, Human
Resources, passed away Nov. 11, 1998.
Frank joined UBC in April 1991, and provided
distinctive leadership in the areas of human
resources and labour relations. His intelligence,
dedication, infectious sense of humour, and
special ability to turn a phrase made him a delight
to work with for many.
Frank was a recipient of the 1996 Award of
Distinction from the BC Human Resources
Management Association. He demonstrated the
highest degree of professional practice. His
contribution to UBC's students, faculty and staff
will be missed by all.
Rejean W. Racine
1924-1998
Rejean Wilfrid Racine passed away June 29, 1998.
Reg was a registered professional engineer. He
worked as an apprentice for Jarvis Electric,
supervisor of Technical Services, and manager of
Electric Use Engineering for the BC Electric/
BCHydro Electric and Gas Utility, and did some
engineering consulting after retirement.
Reg served on many industry committees
including chairmanship of two Engineering
Society BC Chapters. He was president of the
Vancouver Electric Club and vice-chairman of the
Canadian Standards Association Steering
Committee on the Performance of Electrical
Products. He is survived by his wife of 48 years,
Delores, and their four children.
In Memoriam
Hans Allgaier BA'63, MA'66 of Prince George, BC,
April 16, 1998 ... Thomas A. Blackwood BSW'53 of
Victoria, BC, Mar. 31, 1998 ... Donald Edmund
Brister LLB'52 of North Vancouver, July 17, 1998 ...
Robert S. Brown BASc'48 of Modesto, CA, August
30, 1998 ... Mildred Grace (Teeple) Caple BA'24 of
Vancouver, Aug. 20, 1998 ... Mary Elizabeth
Richenda Crawford Clinical Associate Professor
Emerita, Dept. of Family Practice, Dec. 17, 1998 ... Dr.
Robert John Gregg Prof Emeritus, Linguisitics, Nov.
15, 1998 ... Cy Groves BA'49 of Calgary, AB, June 17,
1998 ... John (Jack) Hamilton BCom'55 of
Vancouver, June 14, 1998 ... John Inge Hansen
BCom'55 of Surrey, July 1, 1998 ... Rizwanul Haque
PhD'66 of McLean, Virginia, Sept. 27, 1998 ... James
F. Helme BASc'59 ofVictoria, BC, Nov. 10, 1998 ...
Dr. John L. Kask BA'28 of San Diego, CA, Aug. 8,
1998 ... Wilfrid E. Kenny BASc'46 of Duncan, BC,
Dec. 4, 1998 ... Mary MacKay Lawrence BA'26 of
Vancouver, April 12, 1998 ... Peggy Leckie BHE'52 of
Vancouver... Susan Elizabeth Le Neve BHE'56 of
Sechelt, BC, July 2, 1998 ... William Lindsay BASc'41
Oct. 2, 1998 ... John (Jack) McAllister BA'57,
B£d'58 of Richmond, BC, Sept 11, 1998 ... Jessica
Louise McArthur BA'86 of North Vancouver, August
15, 1998 ... Gerald McLaren BA'75, LLB'80 of
Yellowknife, NWT, Jan. 1997 ... Hugh McPherson
BA'45, BSW46, MSW'62 of Vancouver, BC, June 27,
1998 ... David M.A. Macaree MA'60 Assoc. Prof.
English, Dec. 9, 1998 ...Donald J. MacLaurin
BASc'32 of Victoria, April 23,1998 ... Edward
Geoffrey Marples BA'47, BSF'46 of Prince George,
Sept. 26, 1998 ... Dr. Dennis C. Martin BASc'73,
Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Earth and Ocean Sciences,
Aug. 30, 1998 ... Eldred A. Murphy BA'79 one of
the original Great Trekkers, died Jan. 4, 1999 at the age
of 99. He was one of UBC's first graduates and studied
at the university's old location at Fairview slopes. After
graduating, he taught for a year and then worked at
Empire Shipping for 44 years, eventually becoming their
treasurer. He retired in 1966. Eldred was a long-term
member of Mt. Hermon Masonic Lodge in Vancouver,
and was awarded the 50 year medal before he went
into hospital ... Bruce C. Petersen BSc'68, BEd'69,
MEd'72, of Mill Bay, BC, May 24, 1998 ... F. Tony
Pletcher BSc'5S, MSC63, MEd'70 of Delta, BC ...
Steven Rettig, PhD'74 Manager, Structural Chem
Facility, Oct. 27, 1998 ... Gordon E. Rogers BA'37,
BEd'50 of Vancouver, April, 1998 ... Dr. Jack
Shadbolt OC, OBC, LLD(Hon)'78 of Vancouver, Nov.
23, 1998 ... Casey Smith BPE'88, MPE'92, coach of
the T-Birds football team, Nov. 24, 1998 ... Ray E.
Signorello BCom'88 of San Francisco, Nov. 1998 ...
Arthur Leslie Sutton BASc'39 of Guelph, Ont., Feb.
21, 1998 ... Rick Thompson BASc'74 of Kamloops,
July 10, 1998  ... Clyde Underwood Lt. Colonel,
Retired, BASc'48 Nov. 15, 1998 ... John Walsh
BMus'74 of Vancouver, Feb. 15, 1997 ... Elizabeth
WeUburn BEd'60, MEd'76 of Vancouver, Jan. 21,
1998 ... Donald Williamson BA'49, LLB'50 of
Victoria, BC ... Jack (John T.) Young BA'37, MA'32,
DEd'34, BEd'56, Prof Emeritus, Sept. 21, 1998 ...
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