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'    i" N. .UI IE 30, NO. 2 SUMMER 1976
Viveca Ohm
Eleanor Wachtel
(Vancouver Almost Forgot the Welcome Mat)
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Barbara Ward's Address to the Alumni Annual
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EDITOR Susan Jamieson MeLarnon, BA'65
Barbara G. Smith (BJ'72, Carleton)
COVER Annette BreukSeman
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chair; Kenneth L. Brawner, BA'67, LLB'58; Clive
Cockinq, BA'62; Harry Franklin, BA'49; Geoff Hancock,
BFA'73, SvlFA'75; Michael W. Hunter, BA'63, LLB'67;
Murray McMillan; George Morfitt, BCom'58; Bei
Nemet?, BA'35; Dr. Ross Stewart, BA'46, MA'48, (PhD,
. quarterly by the Alumni Association of the University of
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President's Message
Another year has passed and we are about to embark upon
a pew operating year with a new board of management and
officers. In each of the past years we have seen a number of
areas where your association has been able to contribute
significantly to your Alma Mater and to the community in
general. Some of these were predictable such as changes in
the provincial Universities Act, the opportunity to assist in
introducing a new university president and a new chancel-,
lor, UBC's sixtieth anniversary and so on. Others were
more reactive such as the discussions surrounding development of the Endowment Lands and the association's
response to the offer by the provincial government of
funding for a campus hospital.
During the coming year we will be actively concerned
with the public fund raising efforts for the new campus
aquatic centre. As was the case with the War Memorial
Gymnasium,the students themselves have committed a
substantial contribution and the public and alumni are
being asked to augment the other sources of funds. I would
ask that you recognize this worthwhile cause both by a
special donation and by supporting the project in your
As the new government grapples with the problems it
perceives in the province,there will undoubtedly be items
of concern to the university and we will be actively watching for opportunities to support the university and make
our views known. Similarly there may well be changes
within the university following on the changes made in the
president's office last year with the appointment of a
number of vice-presidents.
Within our own board of management we have made
some changes this year following on constitutional
changes approved at the 1975 annual meeting. This year
only three officers (president, vice-president and treasurer) were elected at large with three more elected by the
board from among its own membership. In future years the
vice-president will automatically become president and
elections will be held annually for the offices of vice-
president and treasurer.
The branches program, which has introduced people
knowledgeable with the university to alumni throughout
Canada and abroad,will continue to be a major part of our
program. Our government relations program remains
flexible as we make plans to support the university in
changing times. It will receive a great deal of attention
from your officers. Finally, our student affairs committee,
which attempts to assist the students in communicating
with the university administration and in meeting other on
and off campus needs, will seek to expand its programs.
The alumni fund will continue to provide support in the
area of scholarships and special projects through the allocations committee.
I would like to offer my congratulations to those newly
elected board members and to thank them and their continuing colleagues for their willingness to serve. We are all
proud of the many achievements of UBC and we will strive
to serve it well.
James L. Denholme, BASc'56
President, 1976-77
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A few of them are lawyers who don't
practise law. Another is part way to a
PhD in Philosophy; one is a poet with a
Master's in Creative Writing, still
another has a degree in Commerce.
They've all turned their backs on the life
they studied for.
Instead they go fishing. Spring finds
them scraping, caulking, copper-
painting the hulls of their boats and
heading up the coast — the literate
fishermen, academic drop-outs who
opted for the freedom of smelly decks
and rock-torn nets and the chance of
making $3,000 in a good week.
They'll say things like:
"1 never met a lawyer I liked... my
friends are fishermen."
"You get hooked on being your own
boss, it's just another needle."
"They (the universities) had their
chance at me and they blew it."
Jan Skapski, BA'67, MA'70, runs his
gillnetter, "Greenwater Blues", down
to Vancouver from his Sechelt home for
afew days' business. By the fishermen's
jldock' between the Burrard and Gran-
'|\i!!e bridges, False Creek is a forest of
(•J mast . "Greenwater Blues" is tied up
5^ alonj. -;ide two other boats, its bright
£;chart euse trim glaring in the sunlight,
'£: 8-lrai.k tape music playing inside the
I? cabin which is dimmed by the salt-spray
& and i rt on the windows.
l^ _ He made $4,000 in three weeks her-
V^rip-g    shing earlier in the winter. But
:-«that\ this year — last time it was $500.
' the way of fishing; you win some,
>se some.
pski's been fishing for 12 years,
tried when he was 20, after a few
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years of deckhanding during high school
summers while living in Steveston. A
kid having a good time on the water,
stories of easy money., later on his
fishing in-laws talking him back into
it...good summers, lousy summers to
scrounge up university fees giving way
to last-minute cash-raising working in
canneries. And Skapski eventually had
his Master's in Creative Writing.
Why didn't he use it?
"I tried. I sent a letter out to every
community college in Canada. Four of
them were vaguely interested. One was
interested enough to send me a form
letter saying come in for an interview. I
don't want a form letter, I want to deal
with people. And that year was the first
good year fishing in quite a while, so by
the time spring rolled around, I'd
bought myself a boat....
"It's very hard to think of anything
that's going to give you the freedom we
(fishermen) have. There's a certain element of responsibility that we don't
have to put up with. If you're a
businessman you have roughly the same
freedom but there's always somebody
nagging for a bill, you have to do your
accounts every month, it's a kind of
heavier trip...with us, the only responsibility is to your boat and to catch the
fish, but it's something you can touch
and feel. And usually you say send the
bill to the company, you never see it.
The company pays them all off at the
end of the year, you go in and see what
you've got and that's it...."
The "company" is the mighty B.C.
Packers, which buys the fish, holds
mortgages on boats, does repair work
on the boats, applies earnings toward
accounts, dispenses bonuses and loans,
and encourages or discourages boat-
buying. Skapski is a case in point for the
"The company forced me into it, after
a fashion. Because up to then, when we
were fishing on rented boats, they always paid us whatever the fish was
worth. All of a sudden the company
started paying bonuses, but they'd hold
back on you if you were renting a boat.
But if you owned a boat, they'd pay for
the last year retroactively, so it worked
out that the down payment on this boat
was the same amount as the money
they'd give me if I bought it....
"Once I'd bought the boat — well,
I'm not going back to teaching after
that. Okay, that year lecturers' salaries
were going for something like $6,500 if
you were starting out, and that year I
grossed $13,000fishing... that was in '71
or so, then in '72 I still did a lot better
than I would have teaching at that level,
in '73 I beat my department head and
everybody I'd ever worked with in the
university, in '74 it was still all right.
Last year I didn't make a cent....
"After so much of seeing what goes
on in universities, seeing the bickering
and the back-biting — and I still know
some teachers and the kind of politics
they have to play — and after spending
all that time being your own boss,
there's just no way you'd go back and
take that from anybody, especially for a
meager salary.
"I don't really enjoy fishing all that
much anymore...anything will pall, the
romance and novelty is gone, I can go
1 out there and fish in my sleep. I've been
everywhere on the coast, all the places I
haven't been I don't want to go to because they're so miserable. The west
coast of the Charlottes? I'll get seasick!"
When he's not fishing, Skapski works
on his boat, or on his one-acre property
in Pender Harbour — or on his poetry.
His poems are largely drawn from
fishing experiences and fishing imagery.
Like this one, "Gillnet Two", from his
collection In the Meshes (Sono Nis,
In the shallow waters
Leadlines search bottom.
Tomorrow: the snags downstream.
Only the shore
is more terrible than the sea. Wharves;
No man's land at the interface.
There are days of end-on nets
When nets lie parallel
To the fishes' path.
Alone upon crowded waters.
In the slow drizzle
Sky, boat, and ocean: one. A squall
Fits a coat of chain-mail over the sea.
Hunts behind uncharted waters:
Rain drives the fish deep. The
Winds are rising.
About his changing attitude to his
poetry, Skapski says, "Before it was
sort of an essence of an experience arrived at while fishing. You didn't have to
be a fisherman to read it, in fact a
fisherman probably wouldn't understand what's going on. Now I'm just
writing poems about fishing, a fisherman is going to pick them up, and now
the poor guy in university is going to be
Who would he rather please?
He grins. "I don't give a damn, that's
not what I'm here for. I'm going to
please myself."
Richard Ter Borg, who graduated in
law in '72, hasn't entirely given up on his
profession — in fact, is planning to article after the coming season's fishing —
but put it off for several years in order to
"complete the cycle."
"I didn't like what a lot of my colleagues turned into. I see them now and
then, and I have a feeling they missed
Ter Borg didn't want to miss out, and
the fishing life to a large extent filled the
gap. "It's more objective. You're dealing with the physical world and the
problems you have are objective problems — weather, tide, nets, drift —
rather than people screwing up."
Besides, he adds, fishing gives you
lots of time off. You're free to work hard
or not. But with no external obligations,
you are more inclined to work hard for a
few days to make a lot of money.
Although he is selling his boat in the
winter, Ter Borg has no plans to give up
fishing. He hopes eventually to settle
down in a small community as a part-
time lawyer, keeping the pace he has
come to prefer.
Nor has the romance palled yet for
John and Linda Clark, who discovered
fishing two years ago, after John,
BA'67, had fallen out of love with
philosophy and Linda, BA'71, had left
behind a promising existence as a grad
student in the fine arts department.
Like most university-type fishermen,
John got started as a deckhand. It was
the record season of '73, which recruited a lot of new fishermen, and John
came back all fired up, got Linda all fired
up, and by Christmas they had put a
down payment on a 36-foot troller. Next
came the arduous work and major expense of rebuilding it and converting it
into a gillnetter.
Gillnetters are perhaps the most
common boat along the B.C. coast. Unlike the larger seiners which may run at
least $100,000 and generally require a
crew of five or six, gillnetters can be
realistically owned (at around $35,000)
by the individual fisherman and operated by one or two.
A gillnet, as the name suggests, traps
the fish part way through it by the gills,
and is a hundred fathoms shorter than a
seine net which drops like a great curtain through the water to stop the fish
rather than get them by the gills. Trawlers use a different net action again,
while trollers use lines.
With the "Soubrette", Clark has an A
license which allows him to fish for salmon, cod and others (but not herring
which calls for a separate license) without the time limit imposed on a B
While admitting that he does have to
make some money ("but I wouldn't
want to put any particular dollar figure
on it....") and that "if you start looking
on fishing as a summer vacation, it's
costing you too much because you're
working too hard," John denies that he
is in it for the money.
So what is he in it for? "It's an opportunity to make a living without having to
be connected with the city in any
way...and it escapes people and the reliance on people."
Linda adds: "We'd rather clean fish
than milk cows or wash eggs off after
you dig them out from the chickens.
And other than that there really isn't any
other way of being independent. Besides, it's nice...it's Very nice...."
Doesn't it ever get boring, being stuck
on the confined area of a boat?
Linda: "Sure. Then we play cribbage
and yell at each other. You're out anywhere from 24 to 72 hours at a stretch,
depending on what the fisheries regulations are for that area, and you're in
some place like Smith's Inlet where the
weather never blows up, the water is flat
and there're no fish, it's pouring with
rain...yeah, it gets colossally boring. So
you take books with you. A couple of
decks of cards, stuff like that. Yo.: Ie
to amuse yourself."
John denies that he ever gets bo
fishing. "I just enjoy being on thk boa
and hanging on the end of a net is i ind
relaxing even if there's not muc i ha
pening. When I can get bored is t ed i
at a dock and there are other bo; :s an
other people around, and you f; :) jnt
the idea that you should be r ..nnin
around doing something even if i "s ju<
playing chess...."
While the rudimentary skills of; ishiti
can be learned without trouble, t-ierei
no way, according to Clark and iris fe
low converts, that you can describ
yourself as a good fisherman ;;fter
couple of seasons. "You might be
lucky one, but the more time you spent
out there, the more you learn about th
movement of the fish, how to work you
nets, all the rest of it."
The rest of it.. .mending nets that havi
been torn by rocks, by the sandpape
skin of dogfish, rip tides, freighters un
able to avoid the nets in time (though thi
legal obligations lie with the freighters
most fishermen agree getting your ne
replaced is small consolation for losings
week's fishing). Cooking your owi
catch fresh from the deep, bloodyinj
your hands on the prickly spines of ret
snappers. Catching what sleep you car
in snatches over the straight 72-houi
maximum decreed for a particular run
Reeling with gale-force winds if yoi
venture to fish "outside" on the opei
sea beyond the coastal island chains. 0
slowing to the silence of a day without
ripples, when
...the drum sings its Siren song
And the web returns to its dry world.
Scales flash in sun shower
Sides heave on steaming deck
Salt crusts on slowing gill
Vicious pugh through blind eye
Now red blood splashes, drying brown..
The words are Linda's, from one of
several poems recapturing the fisherman's — or woman's — landscape during afternoons in the winter city. Maintaining the aesthetic that, along with the
chance of Making It this time, keeps yo
coming back for more.
Each season the fisheries department
puts out a prediction list based on prioi
runs. And the grapevine spreads warn
ings and successes or the friends yoi!
meet and join up with share their insidfs
dope. Some people simply head to theii}
favorite places. For the Clarks, it'sthf^;
area around Bella Coola where "yougt £ *•!
and fish for pinks which is a grungyjoH;
because they're little and there're lotso tj
them, and they get themselves baggei
up and you don't get very much pe'
pound. But the first year we fished Bella
Coola   we were making something in
the order of $2,000 a week for practically no work, and it was beautiful
weather...so this year the attitude is s g   back to Bella Coola. We know
ie Ca   make money there, we know
' at c inditions are like there, the town
i|elf i. nice, you can get groceries and
Im a. ti get a bath at the hotel...but if
e si .:keye is running good, say in
ith   Inlet, you can make three times
iem<. ;»ey You might in Bella Coola."
Alth )Ugh a certain amount of rivalry
|ay e>ist within the fishing community,
iere is by and large a sense of
mar.derie. "You're doing something
lev* rybody does and it's kind of spe-
John says."You work the same
fours, you share good fishing and bad
shing, you share storms, sunrises and
iinsets, whatever...."
Witl? surprising vehemence, most of
ie alumni-fishermen take exception to
e idea they could be successful
mics or city professionals in the
inter time   and still go fishing in the
mmer. Perhaps the two life-styles
ion't mix after all. Perhaps once you've
jxperienced a trade more basic in that it
volves providing food, once you've
jeveloped skills that are closer to survi-
al skills, once you've accustomed
ourself to a pace where, as Linda says,
'there is no one honking your horn and
illing you to hurry up", it is difficult to
;o back to pursuits ordinarily as-
ociated with "the corporate society."
Besides, the season isn't really that
hort, they maintain. Some pass the
ion-fishing time doing other jobs, their
ives work, they drive taxi, collect Un-
mployment Insurance — but there is
ilways the boat to work on, in prepara-
|ion for the next unpredictable season .□
tome time fisherperson,  Viveca Ohm,
M'69, is a Vancouver writer.
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Two sea dogs and Linda and John
Clark (top) on the Steveston dock.
Richard Ter Borg (left) and his boat
' 'Zoey.'' (Above) Jan Skapski on the
Patrick Rose likes to tell how the 1954
Empire Games changed his life. The
10-year old Pat was moved especially
by the valor of marathon runner, Jim
Peters,who didn't win but collapsed trying^ "it left a lasting impression. I ran
four miles the next day."
Interviewed 10 years later during the
Penticton Summer Theatre production
of "The Fantastiks", performer Rose
still liked "to run four or five miles at a
stretch ... and swim across Skaha Lake
just for the challenge." But he said also
that he enjoyed his acting, folk singing,
and had a BA "to fall back on." (Was it
only 1964 when you could fall back on a
BA?) It was, in fact, in the process of
acquiring that degree at UBC in 1968
that Pat Rose discovered what he
wanted to do, just which race he wanted
to run, and moreover, met a network of
people he was going to encounter again
and again in his.career.
Roma Hearn, his co-star in "The Fantastiks" back in 1964 reappeared with
Patrick in "Company", the debut production of the David Y.H. Lui Theatre,
some 12 years later. In those same days,
Lui was the first violin of the UBC
Music Society (MUSSOC) band, and
the head of the special events committee .As undergraduates, Pat did concerts
at Brock Hall with Ann Mortifee. She
was to co-star in the hugely successful
"Jacques Brel" which turned the Vancouver theatre scene around four years
Pat's first starring role in a musical
had been in the 1963 MUSSOC production of "Bye Bye Birdie." It was "a
turning point; the applause was wonderful, a drug, an elixir." It also started
another strand in the network. Dave
Higgins, a few years ahead of Pat at
UBC, was the set designer. After a 10-
year stint in the New York theatre
world, Higgins-was chosen to design the
set for the televised version of "Olympiad," the Rose-Ouzounian musical
written for the 1976 Olympics.
Circles is a favorite lyrical theme of
Merv Campone, the writer who collaborated with Patrick on "Jubalay", a musical revue which recently toured
Canada and is slated to open in New
York in the fall — renamed "Circles."
And circles, concentric and overlapping, are the way people's social and
professional contacts seem to pattern
themselves. Recounting the intersections of people, productions and places
can become boggling and so cliches like
"It's a small world" and "global village" are introduced to explain them
away. But in this case it seems clear that
in the mid-'60s MUSSOC and the UBC'
theatre department were a launching
platform for many talented people who
have succeeded in the professional
world. When Patrick Rose drove the
tractor for the MUSSOC float in the
Homecoming Parade he was heading a
march past of what was to form a significant portion of the current theatrical
Born in Manitoba in 1944, Pat moved
to Vancouver two years later with his
very musical family. His father sang, his
mother was a piano teacher and accompanist, his grandmother an amateur
singer, his sister studied at the Royal
College of Music in London. His aunt,
Helen Smith, performed in professional
theatre in Victoria and heads Festival
Canada — the old Dominion Drama
Festival under a new name.
His mother encouraged him to learn
piano but Pat resisted and played
baseball. It wasn't until high school that
he picked up guitar and the dubious respectability of a folksinger. It seemed he
was to be the black sheep of the family
musically. During his years at Lord
Byng High School he forme<; the
Clansmen, a group modeled o-; the
Kingston Trio. As it turned out, hr folk
experience was to lead him back ?:»the
fold of music and theatre.
Rose entered UBC in the fall of '962,
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presence, dancing, and personal force.
If he sticks with theatre and refuses to
be caught in the maze, there's no reason
he can't pursue it as a career."
And so he did. But the transition to
professional theatre involved a series of
further apprenticeships. Upon graduation, Rose spent a year with the Vancouver Playhouse where the artistic director engaged in friendly ribbing of
Pat's academic rather than practical
background. Then, following a route
familiar to other Canadians in the arts,
Rose spent the next two years in Europe
taking survival training. He sang in
subways, got a bit part in the movie
"The Magus" being shot in Spain, had a
few lines in an Edward G. Robinson
film, and polished his folk singing in coffee houses around England. Then, for
the first time, he approached an agent.
The agent helped him land the juvenile
lead in' West End London's "Lady Be
Good"; it ran for six months.
It was also in London that Pat seriously began writing songs. BBC radio
did two shows on his music. Despite the
recognition he was getting in Britain, he
found he had to rebuild his career when
he returned to Canada.
It wasn't until "Brel" in 1972 that everything came together, people and
music. With David Y.H. Lui producing,
a new young director, Richard Ouzou-
nian, then a graduate student in theatre
at UBC, and the Vancouver talents of
Leon Bibb, Ann Mortifee, Ruth Nichol
and Patrick Rose, the show took off. It
ran from June 1972 to January 1973,
closing' then only because of lack of
theatre space. The success of "Brel"
taught a number of lessons: that good
musical theatre could find a large supportive audience in Vancouver, that
"local talent" could be perceived as
"stars", and especially, that there
should be some way that a hit play is
able to run as long as there is steady
audience demand. The real scope for
local theatre became clear. This realization prompted Lui to search for a -
theatre space. For Pat Rose, it provided
the incentive to fit the kind of songs he
had been writing since his London days
to the appropriate commercial vehicle.
Bringing together the talents of Lui,
Ouzounian, and Rose, Lui's new
theatre, "the only privately owned and
operated legitimate theatre in Western
Canada", was launched with the musical "Company". From there it seemed a
logical step for director and performer,
Richard Ouzounian and Patrick Rose,
to co-author a book musical. Lui, ever
the impressario, saw this collaboration
as a natural one. "They are both so
commercial they should be working together. They fit and slide off each other,
sharing a certain razmatazz."
The result is "Olympiad" —a musical built around the experiences of eight
athletes from different nations who
come to Montreal, tracing the history of
the games en route.
Although it is particularly topical, the
Olympic Games hardly seem likely
material for a musical. For Pat Rose it is
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resistable subject. He is
proclaimed "Olympic Freak"
votee who bones up on record b<
months in advance of the games.
he stayed up day and night wate,
Olympics on TV in London,
gone on a personal pilgrimage t<
Olympus in Greece.
Rose has applied the virtue-
athlete — discipline, effort
exuberance — to his theatrical
He preserves a sense of the amat
jock, and it strengthens his nrofes
sionalism. The boy impressed at thi
1954 games lives on in the man who
runs three miles a day.
Still it is one thing to be fascinated b
sports and the Olympics and quit
another to try to stage a musical aboui
them. Rose had to infuse others with hi:
enthusiasm. His co-author, Richan
Ouzounian, was initially cooi. Sooi
though he became intrigued by the historical and political aspects of the games
— aspects translated into personal
terms that are the focus for his often
trenchant lyrics.
Then the major hurdle was to get the
play produced and here Rose's track re
cord (his own expression ) remained
good. He found a kindred spirit in a
friend in Ottawa, Yvon DesRochers.
Montreal's Olympic arches form a
stage for Pat Rose (left) and
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of the arts & culture program of
0 (the Organizing Committee for
^ 1976 Olympic Games), which gave
|s official blessing to the production.
0iile Lui, who had hoped they would
yrite r. kind of Judy Garland story, declined to produce it himself, Edmon-
p's (.'itadel Theatre took up the project, b is this production that played
Vancouver in the Lui Theatre as part
of Festival Habitat,and will go on to
Montreal as part of the official Olympics
cultural program.
Olympiad" is not only Rose's first
look musical (as opposed to a Bret-like
revue;, but also the first show he's
(forked on in which he isn't performing.
For Patrick Rose the performer that's
been a little difficult. "The performer is
always hustling; the writer can stay
'itorae and write and that's nice. But I
prefer performing, smiling at people,
travelling, being out there."
Rose has been characterized as being
happiest when he's in front of an audience, at his best when Patrick's being
Patrick, working with his own material.
"Olympiad" has given him the opportunity to see how his material is handled
by others and the time to do rewrites.
People close to him, however, suspect
he would love to play in it. You get
the impression that were one of the
principals to fall sick, Rose would send
lowers and then rush off to his dressing
room. Despite the fierce pace, working
Olympiad", promoting "Jubalay",
doing TV work, he remains an impatient
artist, eager to get out on the track
A song from "Jubalay" reads:
We're the old jocks they used to know us
both by name
Old jocks we still know how to play the
Old jocks they broke our records all the
Old jocks never die they just run away.
Old jocks it's time to go and show the kids
Old jocks can't let them think we hit the
- Old jocks they'll never do it like we did
Old jocks never die, they just sweat
Is Patrick Rose an old jock? "Well I
suppose a bit — not yet. I'm only 32."
The only Canadian character in "Olympiad", David Mackenzie, who just happens to come from Rose's birthplace,
Dauphin, Manitoba, speaks for his
I wiH climb the mountain Where the laurel
Far above the city, Just beneath the
Up io Mount Olympus, The holy dwelling
pla^ c.
I wi'! wear the laurel wreath; I will win the
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Tim Traynor
it blind tenacity? Or was it some
verse taste for frustration that
Terry Tanner and his like to stick
Habitat, that often reviled step-son
the Stockholm environment confer-
No matter why. By the time I talked
Tanner, BArch'64, in early May,
Habitat no longer seemed the unwanted
hild. Jericho's derelict hangars
been transformed into Habitat
under the zealous promotion of
sometime TV producer Al Clapp. Hundreds of city billboards had lost their
mercial messages in favor of
Habitat posters. In front of the court-
louse a controversial information building was in place. The controversy not
the function or the location but
about the cost for a $300,000  prefab,
Er mache, very temporary building
was originally to have cost over
000. City hotels eagerly awaited
4,000 to 5,000 official government
tes to Habitat, the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements.
Tanner had had the dubious privilege
'presiding over the board of ACSOH,
ebody which was ultimately responsible for Habitat Forum. (In the days of
disillusion about anything and everybody connected with Habitat, one individual iised to say ACSOH was an anag-
for CHAOS. Actually, it stands for
Association in Canada Servicing
Organisations for Human Settlements.)
And it is as well not to slide over that
name too quickly; from such indigestible monstrosities come literally acres
"fcon'usion verging on sheerest in-
rchension. In the fall of 1974, the
»mmcr of 1975, the fall of that same
year, did anybody know that ACSOH
Would mean, for instance, one whole
wall oi a Jericho hangar painted with a
sPiend.d Haida motif?
Whc knew then of the scores of
Wk-uakers, scroungers, chain-saw
sculptors, millers of driftwood lumber
and rustic architects who would dress
Jericho in a style fit for weighty deliberations on the world's dubious future,
but equally ready for just plain enjoyment? This wasn't apparent even to
Tanner, whose involvement, like that of
most of the small ACSOH core group,
was essentially an off-shoot of his work
as an architect.
The city was still only half-awake to
the possibilities when Barbara Ward
found her way into the Bayshore Inn,
not simply to give yet another explanation of the need for a Habitat conference, but to pour out the distilled essence of Barbara Ward, who may just be
the leading cosmopolitan evangelist of
our time. And none of the assembled
alumni and friends were left in doubt
they were being rebuked. (An edited
version of her speech begins on p. 15).
And after the rebuke — (do not think
you may keep feasting and wasting indefinitely in a diseased world) — came
the challenge to treat Habitat as a unique opportunity for the city and its citizens to celebrate life and reform. "Barbara Ward created the magic," says
If some would still say nay, Vancouver's mayor, Art Phillips, BCom'53,
was not among them. On a glorious May
day, he did not wish to dwell on the
events of late November, when the
mayor and most of the Vancouver city
council made it known to the world that
they wished to be rid of Habitat.
That, said the mayor, did not mean
that, if the Canadian government decided to go ahead with the conference,
he would not do his best to see it was a
success. He had backed continued funding for the festival that gave the city's
artistic community a chance to preen
before the world. Some had called him
inconsistent (and much worse) but "to
my way of thinking it was not the least
bit inconsistent, ... I always said if it
was held, I wanted it to be well done,
not cancelled out of pique."
Had the mayor and council gone too
far in reacting to the UN General Assembly resolution equating Zionism
with racism? Such resolutions were
"idiotic" he insists. "The UN was quite
irresponsible in passing it. They did not
deserve our congratulations. The UN
should be devoted to peace, not ill-will
between nations. They had created the
potential for violent confrontation....Because of our disappointments
(about lack of federal financial support
for showpiece projects, policing and the
housing of Habitat delegates), and because of the potential for confrontation
caused by the UN resolution, I supported the recommendation to cancel
the conference."
In the intervening months the heat
has largely gone out of the issue, a fact
of which Phillips was well aware — for
which, he even claimed some credit: "I
don't know whether our reaction might
have had some beneficial effect. It was
noticed around the world; perhaps the
UN took a look at what they were doing."
And his enthusiasm still had very
clear limits. "A lot of what goes on at
the conference will have nothing to do
with our municipality. The problems of
the cities of the developed world are not
the problems of Calcutta or Nairobi.
We're concerned with things like the
high price of housing." He was quick,
though, to add a kind word for the nongovernmental activity at Habitat
The enthusiasm of Dr. Hugh Keenleyside, BA'20, LLD'45, on the other
hand, extended to every aspect of
Habitat. He was drafted to serve as associate commissioner-general of the
Habitat Secretariat at a time when the
conference seemed about to founder.
As he reflected on the uproar over the
UN resolution on Zionism, he did not
13 hesitate to describe the fears expressed
at the time as "exaggerated." The actions of the UN General Assembly had
indeed stirred "animosity and bad feelings" in different parts of the world.
"There is always the possibility of disturbances but you can't stop having international conferences because some
evilly-intentioned organization is likely
to start a disturbance." Nor did he wish
to dwell on the hassles between Vancouver city council and the federal government over housing and police costs.
"It was worked out in an amicable way,
so that everyone was reasonably
Diplomatic words from a tireless diplomat. But the language of November
had been much tougher. The city council's pre-resolution debate had been a
smorgasbord of fear, references to the
Munich bloodbath, a "second battle of
Jericho", bombing of hotels.
The comeback from urban affairs
minister Barney Danson had been
sharp: "Let's not build up an atmosphere six months before Habitat which
could become irreversible. It was
suggested Vancouver would be an
armed camp. That's ludicrous." (A
Vancouver alderman had said the UN
Zionism vote would touch off demonstrations that would require "massive
police efforts. I don't think the citizens
of Vancouver want even for two weeks
to live under a semi-police state," he
Justice minister Ron Basford, BA'55,
LLB'56, who as urban affairs minister
had had a good deal to do with bringing
Habitat to Vancouver, had called council's action "embarrassing." The minister of external affairs, Allan
MacEachen, had dismissed the idea of
cancellation, though only a few months
before Ottawa had backed away from
the conference on international crime
prevention that was to have been held in
Phillips had blazed back: Ottawa
would heed Toronto, but "they don't
give a damn about what happens in
Vancouver." MacEachen's response
had been "terribly arrogant" and "insulting."
Dr. Keenleyside had stretched diplomatic language to the limit. "A most
unfortunate step," he had said of the
action of mayor and council. They had
acted without proper preparation and
without regard for the international ramifications.
Acrimony aplenty. But Habitat was
suddenly very, very visible, and Tanner
and his associates found they were no
longer laboring in near-total obscurity.
People might have been hostile to, or
frightened of Habitat, but at least they
were becoming aware of it.
That was fine with Tanner. But he
notes ruefully that it carried a cost
which Habitat Forum could ill-afford. It
hadn't been easy insuring the old
Jericho buildings before council's outburst, and after it insurance rates
jumped sharply. Tanner estimates
something like a premium increase of
$10,000 was "attributable to the
mayor's remarks....It still rankles," he
Prior to that, Tanner and the ACSOH
group had struggled doggedly for several years to get the sort of federal funding commitment they believed the job
required. When they first submitted a $ 1
million request to Ottawa, officials there
"just about croaked," Tanner recalled.
ACSOH was given a commitment of
only $300,000. Wasn't this, after all,
supposed to be an informal, low-key,
and above all, unofficial affair?
"The feds didn't realize they had an
implied obligation to host Forum." UN
Habitat officials had encouraged hundreds of non-governmental groups from
around the world to come to Vancouver
to monitor what the governments did at
the main conference.
By May of 1975, Jericho had been
singled out as the preferred site. Appeals for increased federal funding continued. "We told them if you want to
create incidents, the easiest way is to
deprive people of a chance to speak. If
there was a Hyde Park atmosphere, if
people could vent their feelings, they'd
be less likely to erupt."
Finally, in desperation, ACSOH issued an ultimatum. "We said if we
didn't hear from Treasury Board by October 15, we would scrub the Jericho
site and just use UBC," Tanner recalls.
Ottawa finally gave: the federal commitment was raised to $1.6 million.
Forum and ACSOH were on their way.
Vancouver Alderman Mike Har-
court, BA'65, LLB'68, recalls that even
before city council voted against
Habitat, he had been concerned about
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the failure of Ottawa to give tin-
assistance Stockholm had had i
Swedish government in 197
weren't getting the same kind o!
sible behavior from the fer
January 1976, he joined the
As of early May, he was in a c afide
mood. "It has gone from being i disas
ter to something that is probab'y goin
to be very enjoyable. It has the i itenti;
to be an outstanding catalyst ir deali
with these problems."
UBC community and regioral p|an
ning professor Dr. Peter Obcrlande
was, to say the least, an interested on
looker. A former deputy-minister
urban affairs, he helped initiate ihe ide
of a conference to consider the future o
human settlements and the impact
settlements of a variety of factors
issues raised in preceding UN confer
ences in Stockholm, Bucharest, Rom   'pi
and Mexico City. It is chiefly in citie   Ua
that such problems as food supply, pol
lution and inequality of the sexes ar
confronted. "Urbanization is the cruci
ble of ail the others," says Oberlander
And why Vancouver as a site? I
seemed, he says, to make eminentl
good sense. Several qualities wer
sought: a city oriented to the developinj
world, an example of rapid urbanizatio
with some of the attendant problems,
place less concerned with the Europea    F
past than the non-European future. An<
a capability to stage a meeting of four t
five thousand people.
A Pacific Rim city, Vancouver als<
knew all about the pains of fast growth
With Vancouverite Ron Basford push
ing hard, the idea won the acceptance
the general assembly, Oberlander re   My
He professes to be neither surprise
nor disappointed by the reluctance o
Vancouver collectively to extend a haw
of welcome. It is, after all, a city fa
removed from the concerns of the UN
It will all have been worth it, he says, i
enthusiasm for urban betterment is onl
moderately increased. If some people
however few, become "enthused, ex
cited, stimulated."
Tanner, too, avoids grandiose expec
tations. What may be of value is not si
much the conference itself as the
homework being done on world issues,
"The next time we are confronted with
an urban problem, we may be able to see
how it relates to life a bit more," he
Dr. Keenleyside, for his part, has no
doubt of the international benefits. Such
a gathering means bringing togethei
existing knowledge. It is of high importance to make sure that, "whe:! solutions have been found in one country,
they are made known to everyone
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rbara Ward
Iritish economist, environmentalist,
author and "woman extraordinaire",
lady Barbara Ward Jackson was guest
speaker at the UBC Alumni Association
nnual dinner, April 20. Her topic of
kman settlements was central to the
iiscussions that took place at Habitat,
the United Nations conference held in
Vancouver, May 27 to June 11. She was
introduced by Dr. Peter Oberlander,
head of the University President's
Committee on UN Habitat. UBC
warded Lady Jackson an honorary de-
$ree at its spring congregation, hence
kt reference to "My dear future fami-
h:" The following is an edited version of
kr speech to the 700 alumni and guests
irfto attended the dinner.
My dear future family. By curious coincidence you and I are the same age,
going on 62, and clearly we have a lot of
work still to do.
It's possible that you may last longer,
therefore it's all the more important that
you should be at it now. And it is surely
awonderful opportunity of providence
for this university that the Human Settlement Conference should take place
here in Vancouver, because it is this
series of global dialogues now beginning
in which for the first time in the whole of
human history, mankind is beginning to
talk about the real issues.
Not the frontier disputes, not the "I
wantthisand you shan't have that, etc."
which make up so much of diplomacy —
but daily bread, shelter, water, work . ..
the ability to live on this planet in such a
way thut we don't destroy it. That process which began in Stockholm, was
carried on at Bucharest for the population conference, then on to Rome for
'ood, is now coming here to this city for
what could conceivably be one of the
roost important of all these conferences
because it's in human settlements that
everything comes together.
And,therefore,if we are going to do
something serious, going to make some
sort of go of the next 62 years, a lot of
the decisions could be formulated and
could be launched from this city. Therefore you will be able to say you are
citizens of no mean city; a city which
may well become connected with some
of the great openings both of the spirit
and of the mind in the future of this
troubled planet.
You all know that in the next 20 to 25
years we will very nearly double the
number of earthlings. I think about
three weeks ago we got to four billion,
four billion inhabitants on this planet
which only 100 years before had just
over one billion, and the rate is speeding
The people who may help this planet,
the people who will be born, are not
going to be the quiet, patient, suffering
poor which people so often expect.
They are going to be people with a lively
sense of human dignity, of human right
and of the absolute imperative that was
first most movingly formulated for the
modern generation in the Cromwellian
revolution in England when Thomas
Rainborough cried out: "The poorest he
that is in England hath a life to live as the
greatest he." That cry is now the cry of
the whole planet — the poorest he on
the planet earth has a life to live as the
richest he.
Now, we all collected together, my
dear family, in this room, we are the
richest he's and she's, we belong to that
25 per cent of humanity who have a
developed economy, who never go to
bed hungry. We occasionally go to bed
overfed, we even consume our grains
through distilleries and go to bed in yet
another state. We have a chance,even
people like me, we have a chance of
living to 70.
We are practically sure that our children will survive. We live in the world of
privilege, the world of good fortune, the
world of prosperity, and this world we
are going to have to share with about
three to four billion more people of
whom at least two-thirds are going to
have annual incomes of less than $250
per year.
We are up in the $5,000 to $6,000 class
and confidently expect to go up to
$10,000 per capita in the next 20 years.
During that period the World Bank estimates that the increase in income for
one-third of humanity will be at the outside $4. So this is the kind of sanctuary
in which we live and the others are going
to live with the aspirations that we
breed, with the hopes that we breed,
with a kind of stories of life that come to
them over their transistors, that come to
them globally, all around the world.
This is how they are going to live. Don't
think that we are going to be accepted as
a privileged oasis in the surrounding
If I may take up just one example of
this: There is now, I'm told, a school of
thought which is known as the lifeboat
school of thought — that there are some
absolutely splendid specimens of humanity which must at all costs be preserved so that the great human voyage
can continue.
Guess who they are? Us! You knew.
We who are white, Western, developed, extremely fortunate, we must
at all costs survive.
Now, alas, if this means that an awful
lot of people who just happen, alas, to
be brown and black, if they happen in
fact to be in the water, at al! costs they
mustn't be let on the lifeboat because
otherwise this blend of humanity might
not survive and the boat might sink.
This theory is being seriously put
forward. The joke is that there isn't any
water, there is only a ship and in point of
fact everyone's in steerage.
So let's give up the idea that there's
anything but a ship and let's remember
that we've got to manage it well; and if
we are going to manage it well we'll
have to recognize as one prime fact that
people are going to want a minimum
standard of human dignity and a
minimum standard of human rights and
15 decency. That is absolutely unavoidable. That, if you like, is the inner limit
of the life on this planet.
What is fascinating is that this has
been obviously building up as a human
issue probably since — well, I suppose
the enormous break-through was the
Jewish prophets — al! the way from
Jeremiah to Kail Marx, all of whom
were the proponents of a moral sense of
obligation to the poor and ajudgment on
the unmindful and uncaring rich.
But a new element which is coming to
human thinking for the first time — and
this is what makes this period one of
intense intellectual change and activity
and which makes Habitat a centre point
for this new thinking — is that for the
very first time we realize there could be
outer limits. And that if four to five to six
to eight or 10 billion people are to live a
reasonable life on this planet, what kind
of a strain is it going to put on the
world's resources, what kind of strain is
it going to put on the eco-systems of soil
and water.
Are we approaching an outer limit?
This is one of the fundamental issues to
be faced at the conference here. How do
we use our resources? Are we getting to
the point where just on soil, on water,
on the basics of energy, we're getting to
points of no return? There is no more
vital question because if the answer is
that these limits are coming up, how do
we share?
You can see that this is a kind of problem that's going to be confronted at
Habitat because in all these problems of
human dignity on the one hand and the
use of resources on the other, it's in
human settlements that these issues are
in fact going to be on a collision course
or not on a collison course. And on that
the future of humanity depends.
Let me very quickly say that there are
signs, obviously, of limits. You can see
it already, for example, in water. In the
developed world we get limits on water
because we pollute it so frightfully.
And perhaps the most tragic limit of
all is that in one-third to a half of the
human settlements of the world the
water is filthy and one-third of the
human race, my dear friends, my dear
family, suffer from intestinal diseases.
And if you want to know the greatest
enemy of dignity in mankind, it's to be
running at both ends — I can tell you.
Now we laugh. We've forgotten cholera, we've forgotten typhoid, we've
forgotten dysentery, we've forgotten infantile gastritis, that's gone. But for at
least one-quarter to one-third of the
human race, this is the normal condition. And if you would ask me what
would do most not only to restore dignity to human lives disfigured and disgraced by these pitiful diseases, but in
addition which would enable children to
survive. I would say clean water in
every settlement  10 years from now.
And incidentally, it would have the
most rapidly stabilizing effect oi
lation,because when parents noti
first two or three children survi\
begin to ask whether it's neces
have 15.
It's quite surprising what can
about it once parents want it.
think in so much of our family p
policies we have thought so muc
the techniques because we were
and had forgotten all about thi
And what we had forgotten was
you want to have people stabil
size of their family, give them ba
nity and let their children begin
vive and then they'll manage
you. Otherwise we end up like Vi. torian
duchesses going down and lectui rig the
poor of London on continent e and
thrift. I say to hell with it.
Another limit obviously is food. The
whole of the world food conference was
devoted to the problem, the possibility
of world food supplies going short. And
of course, there are problems here, and
one of the problems which is of intimate
and absolutely instant importance to
Canada is that you and the United
States now are the grain sheikhs
Arabia has the oil and you've got the
grain. You and the United States. And
when Henry Kissinger opened the
World Food Conference he spoke with
the utmost emotion, very movingiy
may say, about no child going to bed
hungry 20 years from now. Then he left
instantly. Then Mr. Butz (U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz) arrived
and Mr. Butz said food is a weapon. So
one has the feeling of a slight, shall we
say, a slight lack of co-ordination bet
ween different instruments of government.
But the important thing is that the
world grain reserve which has gone up
from five to 90 million tons in the last 25
years, that food grain reserve is controlled by North America. And if you w,
it, you have got a stranglehold on the
future of humanity. Because we've only
got to have one bad drought period in
North America, which happens, remember the Dust Bowl, and one failed
monsoon in India and you'll have to
watch something like 100 million people
starving on your television screen. It's
as near as that.
Now one reason why you've gone up
from five to 90 million tons has !eena
tremendous input of energy. Ene* lyhas
been the key to this fabulous increase in
North American food suppli*. and
energy is also going short. In and;-er20
years we'll have run out of natui ! gas.
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have run out of petroleum.
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Creation of a Centre for Human Settlements at UBC was
announced on May 27 by President Douglas Kenny.
He said creation of the centre was a means of furthering
the objectives of Habitat, the United Nations Conference
on Human Settlements that opened in Vancouver on May
"The centre will be devoted to disseminating
information and documentation on human settlements,
while actively supporting research and encouraging
education in this area," Dr. Kenny said. .
The new centre was officSalSy inaugurated two days
later, May 29, by Enrique Penalosa, secretary-general of
' Habitat, at a ceremony in UBC's Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre attended by close to 100 politicians,
academics and Habitat officials and delegates.
Hon. Hugh Curtis, minister of provincial, affairs and
housing in the provincial government, pledged the support
of his government to the centre.
Mr. Curtis, a member of the Canadian delegation to
Habitat, said he would introduce to the UN conference a
resolution inviting the UN to turn over all audio-visual
material prepared for Habitat to the new centre.
Hon. Barney Danson, federal minister of state for urban
affairs, endorsed this proposal and said the Centre for
Human Settlements "represents a commitment on behalf of
the University of B.C. to implement a program of action
aimed at increasing awareness of human settlement
concepts and contributing to their solutions in an
international context."
"The United Nations, through Habitat, has been
instrumental in the production of more than 233
audio-visual presentations from 123 countries describing
approaches and solutions to human settlement problems,"
Mr. Danson told the IRC audience.
"Canada feels that it is Imperative that such a valuable
collection of-material should be brought together in one
place immediately after Habitat to form the nucleus of a
future  global   information   program,  to be part of the
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This is Supplement No. 1 of our new UBC Reports insert
into the UBC A lumni Chronicle. The insert is intended to
keep alumni and. friends of the University in touch with
news of the UBC campus and replaces the tabloid
newspaper which came to your house periodically. We hope
you enjoy these pages and we'll be appearing in the
Chronicle again later this year. The Museum of Anthropology at UBC was officially
opened May 30 by His Excellency Jules Leger,
governor-general of Canada.
More than 2,000 persons attended the ceremony, held
on the eve of the opening in Vancouver of Habitat, the
United Nations Conference on Human Settlements.
The spectators who crowded into the museum following
the ribbon-cutting by the governor-general were the first
members of the public to,see all the UBC collections
gathered over the years or donated to the museum.
Pacific northwest coast Indian artifacts make up about
half of the total holdings of the Museum of Anthropology.
The bulk of these were purchased with the generous aid of
the Sate H.R. MacMillan, who financed the acquisition of
more than 2,000 objects for the museum, and of Walter C.
Koerner, and others. Dr. and Mrs. Koerner have also
donated their own private collection of northwest coast
masterpieces for display in the museum.
St was the promise of the Koerner collection that
inspired the federal government grant to build this museum.
A quarter of the federal government's 1971 $10 million
centennial gift to B.C. was appropriated for the building.
Total cost of the museum is $4.3 million.
As well as northwest coast Indian artifacts, the museum
also houses about 8,000 artifacts which make up important
collections of the Asian, classical and tribal worlds; and an
80,000-piece archeological collection of research materials
relating to B.C. Indian history, accumulated over 25 years
from sites excavated under the direction of Dr. Charles
Borden, now professor emeritus of archeology at the
University, and others.
Collecting for the museum began half a century ago.
Over the years as gifts were added, the collections were
exhibited in various parts of the University library,
eventually gaining permanent space In the library basement
where they remained until the new museum building
Anthropologist Dr. Harry Hawthorn and his wife Audrey
took over the organization of the museum in 1947 and,
over the next 28 years, with Dr. Hawthorn as director and
Mrs. Hawthorn as curator, the museum's collections grew to
be one of the major groupings of northwest coast Indian
artifacts in the world.
One of the most important features of the design of the
Museum of Anthropology is the visible storage galleries,
rare among museums in the world.
In this museum there are no storage rooms in the
traditional sense. All of the museum's collections, from
Indian baskets to oriental bowls, are on display in
well-lighted and dust-free cases, designed for public access.
Here students studying anything from home economics to
anthropology can discover other cultures. Documentation
centres containing data on each artifact are conveniently
located throughout the galleries.
The building was designed by internationally known
Vancouver architect Arthur Erickson.
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luses massive Indian carvings and faces mountains and sea to
e north. For the first time, visitors will be able to see
bless objects such as the Kwagiutl welcome figure from
linden Harbor, top left; Haida totem pole sections, right; and
II Reid carving depicting a sea wolf holding killer whales,
wve. Gilded Buddha at left was a 1952 gift to museum.
iddha photo by Jim Banham. All others by John Morris.
Hours  and   admission  charges  for  UBC's new  Museum of
Anthropology, located on the water side of Northwest Marine
' Drive on the campus, are as follows:
Monday - closed
Tuesday - noon to 9 p.m.
Wednesday through Sunday - noon to 7 p.m. May untii August,
noon to 5 p.m. winter months
Adults (18 and over) $1.00
Senior Citizens 50
Students (over 12) '75
Children (6-12) ;50
Under 6 years free
w> admission charge on Tuesdays.
No admission charge to members. Information on membership 'n
available from the museum.
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The provincial government nas
established an 11-member Task Force
on Medical Teaching Facilities to
consider a comprehensive report
prepared by UBC in consultation with
Vancouver teaching hospitals.
The task force, which is chaired by
Allan Kelly, former chairman of the
Greater Vancouver Regional District,
has been asked to report to the
government on the proposals
contained in the UBC report by June
The UBC report, prepared at the
request of Dr. Patrick McGeer, the
minister of education, deals with:
• A proposed doubling of the size
of the UBC medical class to 180
students between 1977 and 1979;
• Upgrading of educational
facilities at the teaching hospitals
associated with the UBC medical
school; and
• Construction of a 240-bed
hospital on the campus.
UBC had 60 days in which to
prepare the report requested by Dr.
McGeer on March 9, when he
announced at a news conference that
$50 million would be available for
implementing the plan. He said $25
million would come from the federal
Health Resources Fund, and this
would be matched by the provincial
The report was submitted to Dr.
McGeer and provincial Health Minister
Robert McClelland on May 5.
UBC President Douglas Kenny said
he was looking forward to a "prompt
response" to the proposals contained
in the UBC report.
"We share the government's
concern about the urgent need to
increase opportunities for medical
education for 'the young people* of
B.C.," Dr. Kenny said. He pointed out
that each year there are 800 applicants
for the UBC medical school of whom
only 80 can be accepted.
"We are the lowest province in
Canada in relative opportunities for
medical education," Dr.  Kenny said.
Dr. Kenny also reported that a
recent UBC study indicated that unless
the medical school is expanded there
will be a serious drop beginning in
1980 of the ratio of doctors to
population in this province.
President Kenny said the plan
presented to the government calls for
an early start to . the expansion
program. "If the government accepts ■
our response to their challenge," he
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Summer and Winter Sessions. Manning the office in north alcove on main floor <
UBC's Student Union Building are, left to right, Pam Smith, Jamie Remwicki
Daw Johnson. You can listaccommodation Monday through Friday from 10
to 8 p.m. by calling 228-2176 or-228-5825. Picture by John Morris.
said,  "we can  begin immediately to
move toward implementing the plan."
The expansion oi the medical class
is proposed to start in 1977 and reach
the 160-student figure by 1979.
Dr. Kenny stressed that there were
many complex problems to be solved
before the first new students are
enrolled. "We have to get the
necessary academic approval of the
faculty, Senate and Board of
Governors, and begin early to recruit
the additional faculty that will be
He pointed out that doubling the
medical class would require much less
than 'twice as many faculty. "This
would mean a dramatic decrease in the
cost of educating each young doctor,"
he said.
The president also said that an early
start was needed to guarantee that the
new campus hospital would be
finished in time to serve the expanded
medical class. The new hospital will be
"a teaching family hospital," he said.
"It will serve people from everywhere
in the province and especially the
growing population area west of
Granville and from Richmond north."
In a letter accompanying his
submission to the government, Dr.
Kenny emphasized that the operation
of the expanded medical school must
not be financed at the expense of
other -academic programs at the
for   erne
He suggested in his letter that the   inivi
University and the government work
together   to   evolve   a   method
allocating the operating funds.
The University report was preparedlltop
by a committee set up by President sltov
Kenny and including representatives
from the downtown teaching yn
hospitals, Vancouver General Hospital, effe(
St. Paul's Hospital and Shaughnessy Engl
"This has been an historic occasion Dep
for medical education and health care lead
in British Columbia," Dr. Kenny said,
"The report contains the Joint views of
both the University and the hospitals.
We are very proud that for the first
time in many years .the University and
the hospitals have co-operated in
planning for medical education."
The provincial task force set up to
consider the report includes two UBC
representatives (President Kenny and
Dr. Morton Low, associate professor
of medicine), as well as representatives
of the provincial departments
health and education, the B.C. Medical
Association, the Greater Vancouver
Regional Hospital District, and the
Vancouver General, St. Paul's, UB
Shaughnessy and Children's Hospitals Sen
of Vancouver. °ee
UBC's Senate has served notice that
students   who   can't  write  clear and
Che Sin. Jnyi^i. WC:. L CO cUIi'.^lCv.  -I.
year as of September, 1979.
The Senate  decision, taken at its
pil    meeting,    culminates    a
anding   debate   that   is   by  no
feans  confined   to   UBC.   In   recent
iiars   educators   throughout   North
jnerica have been puzzling over the
that many high school  students
tering   institutions   of   higher
ition can't write a grammatically
English sentence.
Between 35 and 40 per cent of the
ents entering first year at UBC in
975   failed   to   pass   a   diagnostic
lish examination. For several years
BC   has   had   to   operate   special
emediai    classes    in    English
mposition to teach entering students
e   fundamentals   of   the   English
he   recommendation   to   limit
ission   to'   UBC's   first   year   to
ts who have basic competence
nglish composition, or whose work
ji! subjects   other   than   English   is
monstrably outstanding, came from
ate's»Committee on Standards in
riglish, which has been wrestling with
he   so-called   "illiteracy   problem"
ring the 1975-76 academic year.
Committee chairman Prof. Maurice
ryce told Senate UBC is an
institution   of   higher   learning   and
condary-school-level instruction is
ot an appropriate function of a
Senate also voted to drop courses in
ernediaS English in three years. Prof.
'ryce termed such programs "a
itbpgap measure" that "should not be
allowed to continue forever."
Senate also voted to ask its
dmissions Committee to consider
effective ways to assess competence in
English and asked President Douglas
Kenny to urge the provincial
Department of Education 'to provide
leadership, co-ordination and financing
for "English as a Second Language"
programs in B.C.
Earlier in the year Senate had
presented to it a clarification of
University admission policy which will
apply to B.C. high-school graduates
seeking admission in the fa!! of 1976.
The policy calls for all applicants
with an overall secondary-schoo!
average of C+ or better to be admitted.
For those with overall standings in the
range between C and C+, the policy
calls for their standing in academic
subjects to be examined.
The clarification represents no
change from the past, Senate was told.
UBC's registrar,. Jack Parnall, said,
Senate's Admissions Committee had
been concerned about a decline in
1975 in the number of freshmen who
Passed their year with clear standing
and an increase in the number of
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are bringing in students, who are too
weak" academically. "We're being
more strict within the C to C+ range,
but there's no basic change in
requirements," he said.
UBC will establish a new Office of
Extra-Sessional Studies to co-ordinate
the administration of part-time degree
programs offered by the University
during the late afternoon and evening
and on weekends, as well as credit
programs offered during the May-July
Intersession and Summer Session.
Dr. Michael Shaw, vice-president
for University development arid
chairman of the President's Permanent
Committee on University Extension
and Continuing Studies, informed
UBC's Senate of the establishment of
the new office at its May meeting.
He said the new administrative
structure had been agreed on in
discussions between the deans of Arts,
Education and Science, the director of
Summer Session, and the Centre for
Continuing Education.
The new office will come into
existence on July 1.
Dr. Shaw said the prerogatives of
each faculty of the University with
respect to academic requirements for
degrees, content and format of
courses, and appointment of lecturers
will be maintained and strengthened.
The academic staff of the office
will consist of a director and associate
director. The deans of Arts, Education
and Science will each appoint a
co-ordinator of courses who wil! work
closely, with the new office in
organizing evening, Intersession and
Summer Session credit programs.
Assisting the director of the new
office will be a co-ordinating council
which wilt advise on long-range
development plans, budget
implications, guidelines regarding
maximum units taught and taken
during Intersession and Summer
Session, and financial implications of
the enrolment of regular day students
in evening classes, and - on other
academic matters.
The current Summer Session
Council will be abolished following the
1976 Summer Session.
Dr. Shaw said the Centre for
Continuing Education will carry on its
responsibility for the administration of
credit courses held abroad in close
association with the new office. The
centre will also continue to be
responsible for independent study
The new Office of Extra-Sessional
Studies will report to the director of
the Centre for Continuing Education,
Dr. Shaw said.
John Edwards
The University's Interior Program,
begun in January to offer lectures and
short courses to residents of Interior
communities, has been well received.
Lectures and other programs have
so far been presented in Kelowna,
Penticton, Vernon, Kamloops, Salmon
Arm, Castlegar and Trail.
The Interior Program is
administered by the UBC Centre for
Continuing Education, under the
co-ordination of John Edwards, who
operates from an office on the Vernon
campus of Okanagan College.
Mr. Edwards, working with the
community colleges, professions and
the public, identifies local needs and
arranges courses and speaking
engagements with the appropriate
faculty at UBC.
"I consider it to be of great
importance that UBC personnel, and
visiting professors from other
universities, be physically present in
the Interior," UBC President Douglas
Kenny said when he introduced the
"The program's success depends
upon the needs of the Interior
communities being transmitted to
Requests for programs began
coming in from the outset and reached
a peak in March, when Mr. Edwards
arranged 13 separate appearances by
UBC faculty and visiting academics.
Mr. Edwards has advance bookings
right through to October.
, The public has been enthusiastic,
and a number of letters of
appreciation have been received by Mr.
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1975-76 proved to be another very
good year for UBC athletes.
Both men's and women's teams
produced some outstanding individual
and team performances, and even
those perennial losers, the
Thunderbird Canadian football team,
surprised everyone by rolling to a
winning season under their sophomore
coach, Frank Smith.
The Thunderbird footballers ended
the season with a winning 6-4 record
and served notice that they will be a
contender for national honors in a
year.or so. Seven players were selected
for the western all-star team and
defensive half Vic Wasilenko was
named to the all-Canadian team.
UBC's rugby team had another fine
season, winning the Canada West
Universities Athletic Association title
for the fourth successive year, the
Northwest Collegiate title for the fifth
time, and successfully defended the
World Cup by defeating the University
of California at Santa Barbara 51-10.
The Thunderbird rugby team
received the ultimate provincial
accolade at the B.C. Sports Federation
banquet in February when they were
named B.C. Team. of the Year in
recognition of their clean sweep of all
major 1974-75 competitions, including
the McKechnie Cup.
UBC men competed in 13 sports in
the Canada West Universities Athletic
Association and won championships in
curling, judo, volleyball and wrestling.
The men's volleyball team went on
to win the Canadian Intercollegiate
Championship in Winnipeg, defeating
the University of Sherbrooke in a
nationally televised game on the CBC.
Wrestlers George Richey and Kyle
Raymond won gold medals in national
events, while Martin Lum and Clark
Davis were Canadian open champions.
The Thunderbird ice hockey team
was ranked in the top 10 throughout
the season but failed to make the
conference playoffs. The highlight of
their season was a tie against the West
German national team which won the
bronze medal at the Winter Olympics
in Jnnsbruck, Austria. Thunderbird
Arena at UBC was jammed for the
.contest, which saw the visitors score
the tying goal in the last 40 seconds of
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will compete in a number of overseas
regattas, winding up with the Royal
Henley and the Grand Challenge Cup
on July 1; and the rugby team will
visit Japan for a number of matches in
the fall.
UBC's women athletes were no less
successful in 1975-76. Women skiers
came home with the northern division,
Northwest College Ski Conference
championship as well as .the Daffodil
Intercollegiate Championship
sponsored by the same conference.
UBC girls again captured the Harold
Wright Trophy, emblematic of the
Canada' West cross-country
championship. In fact, UBC has won
the trophy every year since 1972,
when it was first offered.
The UBC Thunderettes volleyball
team not only swept the B.C. Senior A
Women's League championship, but
went on to win the Sam Landa Trophy
as Canada West champions. /
Rick Cuttell, UBC Physical Education
student who will' participate in track
and field events for Canada at
Montreal Olympics this summer, was
named University Athlete of the Year
for -1975 -lay the BX. Sports
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Several UBC women were members
of the Canada West gymnastics team
that captured the national
championship at Laval' University.
Awards for individual performance
went to Jennifer Diachun, as first
all-round performer, and- to Lenka
Svatek as third all-round performer.
And two UBC swimmers — Bonny
Smith and Susan Clifford — received
Canada West awards at a championship
meet at the University of Waterloo.
Every year, usually in January,
Senate   receives   from   its   Cur'
Committee a massive stack of paper!
details   proposals   for   new
changes in existing courses and
and minor changes In the descrir.
dozens of courses.
This   year,   almost   without
Senate approved a massive change
orientation   and   offerings  of
Department of English. Senate
32 new courses,  the jettisoning
courses,   and   a   rewording of]
description of almost every one of i
courses that the department offers.
Behind  the  reorientation  lies
two   years   of   work   by   a  task
established   in    1974   by   Er
department   head  Prof.   Robert
who shared with most other
his   department   a   concern   about!
declining number of students who ■
enrolling for major studies in Engli<
phenomenon that has been causing i
head-scratching   in ■ recent
universities   in   North   America
There are a number of reasons
decline in the number of students
want to major in English, Prof. Jor
"There's been a swing away fi
humanistic studies generally," he s
"by students who believe they're
university to prepare themselves forji
. "We take that as something o
challenge, because we believe a cult
does not live by bread alone. It's in
interest of the university, the nation
the world to make humanistic stui
available to the student who is interes
in literature as well as those who
planning careers in law, forestry
Contemporary students, he belie
are less interested in English because tl
are conditioned to easier and quic
forms of gratification. "Reading,"
says, "is a vigorous mental activity wh
requires the kind ot discipline, patier
and sensitivity which have beco
increasingly rare in early education."
Ail  this Prof.  Jordan  describes a
"deadly cost to pay, because the prin
word has an enormous amount to of
us, not simply in terms of entertainme,
but as a record of the depth and subtli
and beauty of human expression."
■ When Prof. Jordan raised the quest!
of curriculum revision in his departme
a number of teachers respont
enthusiastically. He established a ti
force in 1974 that- reported t'o 1
department one year later. The propos
were then debated by the more than 1
teaching members of the department
"the 'first   'time   that   the   Engl b vitalized at UBC
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lent curriculum has been looked
'as a whole by the entire department,"
Jordan says.
The department   met   10   times   to
ir  the   recommendations  of  the
imber task force, which included
students  enrolled  for the  English
program. "We felt student input
essential," says Prof. Jordan, "and
made a significant contribution to
The en|phasis,  he  says,  was on  the
mization  and  revitalization of the
lartment's   offerings,   to   re-examine
in the light of the current state of
discipline,   and   to  respond  to  the
tural   demography   of   student
"I think we've been fairly successful in
rganizing the curriculum of a
partment that is essentially
ative in its approach to English
ies. I suppose the most radical thing
ye introduced is a course in science
ion, an area of interest to a growing
of students," says Prof. Jordan.
"ievitalization   of   the   department's
f tings takes a number of forms.
'Perhaps the simplest innovation,"
Prof. Jordan, "is the introduction of
ficreased number of half-year courses,
valued at VA units. These courses -
.^ comprise about 30 per cent of. our
1|Wal offerings - enable students (in
itj^cond  year)   to   broaden   their  contact
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poetry — and to have more contact with
the teaching staff. In this way, students
are exposed to a wider variety of literary
works and of instructional viewpoints. In
second year, for example, the student can
now choose courses from among seven
options, four of which are 11/a-unit
courses. Incidentally, the familiar English
200 is still offered as English 201 for
students who want an overview of the
main currents of English literature from
Chaucer to the early 20th century."
Rewording of the descriptions of most
English department courses — "some of
them hadn't been changed for 30 years,"
says Prof. Jordan -r was designed to make
the offerings more intelligible and more
accessible to contemporary students.
"We've also changed the requirements
for the major itself," he says, "in an
effort to reduce the bureaucratic
complexities of prerequisites and
requirements. We've made it easier to
become an English major by recognizing
any of the expanded number of
second-year courses as prerequisites for
entry into the major program at the third-
and fourth-year level."
The new curriculum also offers
opportunities for up-to-date courses..This
innovation allows teachers to make up
and institute a course based on current
research or something that has caught the
teacher's professional interest without
having to go through the two-year
procedure of submitting it for review by
departmental and faculty committees. An
example might be a course simply titled
"Studies in Canadian Literature."
The new curriculum doesn't involve a
large infusion of courses on Canadian
literature. "Canadian literature courses
have been introduced into our curriculum
over the years," Prof. Jordan says, "and
the only innovation in this regard is the
introduction of a Canadian literature
course at the second-year level. I think we
have always led the country in the
number of courses we offer in Canadian
Other changes pointed to by Prof.
Jordan are the introduction of courses for
students in professional faculties that
enable them to improve their competence
in report writing, and an expansion in the
number of correspondence courses
offered by the department through the
Centre for Continuing Education.
"It's now possible to take a major in
English entirely by correspondence," says
Dr. Jordan, "and we're the only
department in the University to do so. We
still insist that a student attend UBC or a
community college to take English 100,
but once the student has done-that, he or
she could take the balance of the program
by correspondence."
Does ' the   fact   that   the   English
department is required to offer service
courses to students in most other
faculties of the University detract from
its central mission?
"There's a lot of debate within the
department on that question," says Prof
Jordan. "Some people feel our mission is
specialty-oriented and there's an
argument for that point of view because
we are highly trained people.
"My own view is that every student
has a brain and is worth teaching.
Personally, 1 enjoy teaching at the first
and second-year levels and it is from this
group that we will eventually derive those
students who want to major or take
honors in English.
"So we have a dual role, and I
certainly don't resent the significant
amount of time and money that we
devote to service courses."
The massive reorientation of the
English department curriculum (see story
above) wasn't the only innovation
approved by UBC's Senate this year.
Other new programs and curriculum
changes, recommended "with
considerable enthusiasm" as innovations
that will benefit students and the
province in general, according to Senate
Curriculum Committee chairman Prof
Ronald Shearer, include the following:
• A new rangeland resources program
has been approved for the Faculty of
Agricultural Sciences in response to
growing student and government interest
in range management.
• Two language departments — French
and German — received permission to
offer diplomas in translation. The
programs will train students for positions
in government and business.
• New major and honors options were
approved in the field of applied
mathematics to allow students to
concentrate in the area of applied
analysis, statistics and operations
• UBC's Department of ■ Theatre
received approval to offer a diploma in
film and television studies and a new
diploma in elementary English education
is designed to help elementary English
teachers in curriculum construction and
to improve their classroom teaching.
• Senate also approved major revisions
in the third and fourth year of
metallurgical engineering following a
two-year examination of the entire
program of the Department ' of
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No season passes at UBC without the face of the campus
changing, and 1975-76 was no exception.
Where Fort Camp Residence once stood the new
Museum of Anthropology now faces the mountains and the
sea to the north (see Pages Two and Three), the original
stone-faced Biological Sciences Building is now virtually
hidden behind two new wings to the north and west, and
the Henry Angus Building has a new configuration as the
result of two recently completed wings for the Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration.
UBC's investment in new academic facilitfes over the
past two years amounts to more than $16 million, including
almost $856,000 for renovations to existing buildings and
construction of roads, drains, curbs and walkways.
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General appearance. of new Extended Care Unit in UBC's
Health Sciences Centre, above, conforms to the P.A.
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre immediately to
the north. Below, crane towers over site of new indoor
swimming pool, where workmen are erecting forms before
pouring concrete.
Those latter items are neglected parts of UBC's capit;
budget. Unlike most Canadian universities, which get
services installed at little or no cost by the municipalitiesii
which they are located or by provincial governments, UB{
has to provide everything from steam lines to parking lot
out of its annual capital budget because it is not part of
organized area.
UBC also has under construction, and due
completion before the opening of the 1976-77 Winte
Session, three other projects with a total value of more thai
$15.5 million — a new Animal Care Facility in the soutl
campus research area, the new north wing to the Biologica
Sciences Building, and a new Civil and Mechanica
Engineering Building.
SVIany of the projects completed in the past year ant
under construction have been financed in part with outsidi
funds, the result of appeals to graduates, business anc
industry, and foundations.
Two projects, under construction are unique - the new
indoor swimming pool and the Extended Care Hospital, thi   enj(ty
latter now  nearing completion as part of UBC's Healtifl
Sciences Centre.
The first stage of the pool, adjacent to the Studen
Union Building, is being financed by contributions from thi
Alma   Mater  Society and  UBC  ($925,000 each)  and
$333,333 grant from the provincial Community Recreatior
Fund. A-public fund drive is underway to provide furt
funds for Stage One of the project.
The new 296-bed extended care unit in the Health
Sciences Centre will cost more than $11 million and ha<
been financed by the provincial government *and ti
Greater Vancouver Regional Hospital District.
It will' provide clinical facilities for a wide range
teachers, researchers and students in the health sciences,
including   nursing,   rehabilitation   medicine,   pharmacy;
medicine, dentistry, social work and nutrition.
UBC added another unit to its Health Sciences Centre in
May when the $900,000 B.C. Mental Retardation Institute
was officially opened. Built with funds raised by
Variety Club and the Vancouver Sun, the building wi
an interdisciplinary training centre for students planning to
work with the mentally retarded. The unit contains six
classrooms, special activity rooms and a hydrotherapy wing.
Eight major UBC projects recently completed ,or under
construction are pictured on these pages. Pj<
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New . $5.9 million north wing to UBC :
Biological Sciences Building, left, is linke^
to recently built west wing, right, t :
glassed-in walkway. Both new wingsa-r
also   linked   to   the   original   stone-face;
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I First stage of UBC's new Asian Centre, above, which will be
both an academic facility and a cultural centre, was
completed recently at a cost of just over $1.6 million.
Funds are currently being sought to complete building's
interior. Faculty of Law students and teachers have been
enjoying roomier facilities in the past year in new building,
blow, which includes new classrooms, Law Library and
faculty offices. New building and renovations to old Law
Building cost just over $3.8 million.
Recently completed addition to. UBC's General Services
Administration Building, above, is a popular place because it
houses UBC's Awards Office where students apply for
financial aid. Addition.cost $443,196. Completion of new
Civil and Mechanical Engineering Building, below, will mean
that almost all departments of the Faculty of Applied Science
will be grouped together on site on south central campus. The
$6.7 million building will also house dean's office and provide
permanent home for award-winning Wally Wagon.
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north   wing   will   house
ies  for the  botany
1 suite of rooms for several
used by researchers.
One of two new wings to the Henry Angus
Building for the Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration, seen from
beneath the Biological Sciences Building
walkway. The new Angus Building wings.
which cost $3.4 million, house an
executive conference centre named for
former Commerce dean Earle D. MacPhee
and an audio-visual theatre named for
Cyrus McLean.
9 Prof. J. Lewis Robinson, of UBC's
Department of Geography, has been
named the recipient of the top award
of the Canadian Association' of
He received the association's Award
for Service to the Profession of
Geography at meetings at Laval
University in Quebec City on May 24.
The award is made for "exceptional
service over a period of years, for
example in the university training of
professional geographers, in
administrative or similar activities in
the public service, as an officer of a
learned society or in such other ways
as have advanced the profession of
This is not the first time that Prof.
Robinson has been honored for his
contributions as a scholar and teacher.
He was the recipient in 1971 of the
Massey Medal of the Canadian
Geographical Society and in 1966 of a
Certificate fof Merit from the
Association of American Geographers.
This year he was awarded a certificate
of merit in UBC's annual Master
Teacher Awards competition.
Prof. Robinson wrote the first
constitution for the Canadian
Association of Geographers, served as
its first vice-president in 1951 and was
association president in 1956.
Dr. Peter M. ft/ioogk, of the-
Department of History, currently on
leave of absence as a visiting historian
at the Fortress of Louisbourg National
Historic Park in Nova Scotia, has been
named the winner of the Sainte-Marie
Prize In History.
The prize is awarded annually by
Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, a
reconstructed 17th-century mission
village  in  Ontario,  for  excellence  in
" tides a cash award of $1,649.
)r.  Moogk received the award for
manuscript   entitled   "Building  a
-'    ise in New France." At Louisbourg
\;   s doing research on the craftsmen
-  "vcadia and^the Cape Breton area as
/ c I   as   the   coins   in   the   artifact
uv' action of the Louisbourg fortress.
• it *
rtobert Harlow, head of the
Department of Creative Writing, is one
of 45 Canadian artists who have been
awarded Senior ArtsGrants for 1976
by the Canada Council.
Worth a maximum of $15,000, the
grants are awarded to professional
artists who have made a. significant,
contribution to their field over a
number of years. The grants enable
artists to devote 4 to 12 months to a
specific project or program of work.
Mr. Harlow is well known for his work
as a novelist and story writer.
-A- • •
Dr. Alan PcCormack, of the
Faculty of Education, has again been
honored by the National Science
Teachers Association of the United
He is one of four award recipients
in the NSTA Bicentennial Prize
■ Competition for his historical study
entitled "The Nature-Study
Movement: Origins and
Development," which deals with the
early phases of the introduction of
science into school curricula.
The NTS A award carries'with it a
prize of $250. . In 1974 Dr.
McCormack was the recipient of a
$1,000 award from NSTA and the
Ohaus Scale Company for a paper
entitled "Training Creative Thinking in
General Science Education."
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Dr. Neville V. Scarfe, dean emeritus-
of UBC's Faculty of Education, was
the recipient of the 1975 G.J. Miller
Award for distinguished service to
geographic education at meetings of
the National Council for Geographic
Education. It marked the first time in
the 60 years of the council's existence
that a Canadian has received the
Dr. Scarfe has remained a busy man
since his-retirement as'dean in 1973.
In addition to reading a paper entitled
"Geography in the Seventies" at the
meeting mentioned above, Dr. Scarfe
is the author of two other articles
which have appeared In' journals
published in New Zealand 'and Hong
He is also chairman of a national
Task Force oji Children's Play,
established by the Canadian Council
on Children and Youth. The task force
is looking at handicaps to children's
play in terms of play space in urban
centres, hospitals and other settings.
professor of educational psychology;,
the Faculty of Education, is ^.
recipient of the 1975 Distinguish
Research Award of Pi Lambda Theta
the North American honorary societ\
for women in education- or relate!
Dr. Arlin was nominated for thi
award for her PhD. dissertation
"Problem Finding: The Relatior
Between Cognitive Process Variable
and Problem Finding Performance'
for the University of Chicago.
Dr. ArSin received the award, whicl
Includes a cash prize, at the annua
meeting of the American Education^
Research Association in San Franciscc
in April. She presented a paper based
on her research at the same meeting
Dr. Arlin's study analysed the
process by which new questions are
raised and new problems are
formulated. The award is intended to
give recognition to a woman who ha.
completed a superior research study in
education and to advance the rapid
dissemination and communication oi
such research in a manner that will
encourage its use by potential
r.;TT..* >
Dr. Arlin
Prof. Chapman
Prof. John Chapman, of the
Department of Geography, has been
appointed to a' six-member Marine
Training Advisory Council establish
by the provincial government to make
recommendations on the future of
training "in all aspects of seamanship in
The council will-also oversee thei
operation of the Marine Training
Centre of Vancouver Community
The Canadian Geological
Foundation has made a grant to Dr.,
J.L. Ran, of the Department of;
Geological Sciences, for publication of
three new numbers in the educational,
series "Adventures in Earth Science."
The foundation makes grants i!f
support of geoscience activities of
national interest and broad;
significance' that are not normally
funded by government granting;
agencies. 'pr. James D.  Rae has resigned as
tant   professor   of   economics   at
gC   to    become   assistant   deputy
jriister    of    policy   planning   and
search   with   the   Department   of
conomic   Development   of   the
incial government.
Or.   Rae   will    co-ordinate   all
rnic planning designed to assist
the   formulation   of   government
conomic   policy.    His   area   of
sibility will include the research
ind analysis branch  and  the  policy
ilanning group.
A member of UBC's faculty since
1965, Dr. Rae joined the provincial
jovernment's economic development
lepartment in 1974-to work on
jderal-provincial economic planning
tudies. In the summer of 1975 he was
amed co-ordinator of policy
it it it
Dr. Elliot Feldman, a visiting
issistant professor in the Faculty of
lommerce and Business
^ministration,, has' been named a
ellow of the German Marshall Fund
if the United States.
He is one of 12 North American
winners, and the only one in Canada,
trho will be given funding for 12
nonths of full-time research.
• * *
Dr. William C. Gibson, head of the
Apartment of the History of
fedicine and Science in the Faculty of
ledicine, has been elected an
lonorary fellow of the Medical
iociety of London. Dr. Gibson has
doing research on the founder of
society, Dr. John Coakley
a Quaker practitioner and
ihilanthropist and friend of Benjamin
tanklin, who is credited with being
:he father of the study of mineralogy
it Harvard University.
• it •
Janice Woodrow, associate
ofessor in UBC's Faculty of
iucation, has been awarded the
>000 Amelia Earhart fellowship by
onta International, a service
organization of executive women in
Business and the professions. She will
fse the award to complete her
doctorate In astrophysics.
• • it
Dr. Joel Kaplan, associate professor
English, has received two major
awards to allow him to prepare a critical
edition of the works of Thomas
Middleton, an English authorwho was a
Contemporary of Shakespeare's.
!; He is one of 97 North American'
academics who  have  been  awarded
'St-doctoral research fellowships by
,e; American Council of Learned
Societies for research in the humanities
^ social sciences. Dr. Kaplan's
fellowship, valued at $11,000, is one of
awarded in Canada.
Pianists top contests
Two UBC music students
have won first prizes and a total
of $5,500 in major Canadian
music competitions.
Sharon Krause, who has just
completed her third year in the
music department, was named
winner of the piano division in
the annua! Talent Festival of the
Canadian Broadcasting
Corporation held in Edmonton.
She received a $3,000 cash
award and several CBC
engagements, including a solo
appearance with orchestra on
the television series,
In early May, David Swan,
who has just completed the
first-year program in music, was
awarded first prize and a cash
award of $2,500 in the
E ck hardt-Grammate piano
competition in Brandon, Man.
He has been engaged to play
12 recitals across Canada and to
appear as a soloist with the
National Arts Centre Orchestra
of Ottawa and the McGill
Chamber Orchestra.
Both students have been
studying at UBC under Dr.
Robert Silverman, associate
professor of music, who is
himself one of Canada's most
distinguished concert pianists.
He has been engaged as the
soloist with the National Arts
Centre Orchestra for 1976-77.
The   orchestra wil!   perform  in
four western Canadian cities,
including Vancouver and
Victoria. Last year, Dr.
Silverman' was the soloist with
the Calgary Festival Orchestra
for two concerts marking the
centennial of the City of
Sharon Krause and
Prof. 'Robert Silverman
He has also been named a senior
research fellow at the Henry E.
Huntingdon Library in Pasedena, Calif.
In the coming year Dr. Kaplan will
be working in North America and in
England on the edition of Middleton's
works, which will run to seven volumes
and which will be published by the
Clarendon Press at Oxford University in
* * *
Prof. Michael Shaw, UBC's
vice-president for University
development, received the Flavelle
Medal on June 7 in Quebec City for
his "outstanding contribution to
biological science."
The presentation was made at a
meeting of the Royal Society of
Canada, this country's most
prestigious academic organization,
which awards the medal annually.
Prof. Shaw is described by the
society as "a leading world authority
on the physiology and biochemistry of
plant host-parasite relations" who has
made  "major  contributions  to plant
pathology in research, teaching,
editing and administration."
Prof. Shaw has been at UBC since
1967, initially as dean of the Faculty
of Agricultural Sciences, a post he held
until 1975 when he resigned to
become vice-president for University
development with responsibility for
the planning, co-ordination and
development of UBC's academic
Prof.    Shaw   has   received   other
honors   for  his  scientific  work.   The
Canadian Society of Plant Pathologists
awarded him its gold medal in 1973
and last year he received an honorary
degree  from   his  alma mater, McGill
University. He was recently appointed
a member of the Science Council of
•        • •
Dr. Juhn Wada, of the Division of
Neurological    Sciences    in    the
Department   of   Psychiatry,   was   the
1976   Lennox Award  lecturer at the
27th annual  meeting of the Western
Institute    of    Epilepsy   recently   in
Dallas, Texas.
11 Prof. Loffmark
Prof. Scudder
Prof. Ralph Loffmark, of UBC's
Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration, and Prof. Geoffrey
Scudder, of the Department of
Zoology, were named the 14th and
15th recipients of the University's
Master Teacher Awards recently.
They will share a cash prize of
$5,000 that goes with the honor.
The Master Teacher Award was
established in 1969 by Dr. Walter
Koerner, a former chairman of UBC's
Board of Governors, in honor of his
brother, the late Dr. Leon Koerner.
The awards are intended to recognize
outstanding teachers of UBC
Prof. Loffmark has been a UBC
faculty member since 1954 and holds
degrees from the University of
Toronto and the University of
Pennsylvania as well as a law degree
from Toronto's Osgoode Hall. He is a
member of the bar in B.C. and Ontario
and is also a chartered accountant.
in the past year. Prof. Loffmark
taught courses in commercial law, tax
and estate planning and the
government regulation of business.
named head ot the Department of
Zoology, was educated at the
University College of Wales and at
Oxford University before joining the
UBC faculty in 1958. His teaching and
research specialties are in the field of
entomology, the study of insects.
In the past academic year, Prof.
Scudder has taught courses in the
comparative anatomy of vertebrates,
evolution and zoogeography as well as
courses in entomology to
undergraduate and graduate students.
Four other members of the UBC
faculty were awarded Certificates of
Merit in " the 1975-76 competition.
Certificate winners are:
Dr. Noel D. Nathan, associate
professor of civil engineering, who
teaches concrete design and structural
Dr. Andrew T.L. Parkin, assistant
professor of English, a specialist in
modern drama and Irish literature;
Dr. Charles E. Slonecker, associate
professor of anatomy, who teaches
gross anatomy and neuroanatomy to
students in medicine and dentistry;
Prof. J. Lewis Robinson, of the
geography department,; who teaches
courses on the geography of Canada
and B.C. and geography as a discipline.
This year a total of 30 nominees for
the awards were considered by a
committee made up of persons
representing the UBC faculty,
students, Board of Governors and the
Alumni Association.
Members of the committee visit the
classrooms of eligible nominees to
listen   to   lectures,   and   department
an   assessment   ot   each   nominee
terms of a stringent set of criteria f0*nf:'e1
the award.
* * *
Two members of the DepartmpnJSacult
of Paediatrics in the Faculty
Medicine are involved in importantSen
meetings and a third has been awardej»idne
a fellowship by the United NatioJSova!
World Health Organization.
Dr.    Robert   J.   Boese,   assista,,™.
professor of medical sociology in thjf
department,   organized   the   fj| ™otar
working   conference  on  Internal
Sign    Language,   which   was   held
Moscow in April with funds provic
by the Soviet government. The Di
government   will   fund   the   secon
working conference in Amsterdam iJi E°
Dr.   Sydney   Segal   is' an   invit
participant in a total-immersion cour«ibresti
in   medical   ethics   to   be   held
Georgetown University in Washingtonllts ai
D.C,    in   June.   The    program
sponsored by the Joseph P. Kenne
Foundation in collaboration with
Joseph  and   Rose  Kennedy  Instit
for the Study of Human Reproduction!!, ft
and    Bioethics   and   the   Kennedvllcier
Interfaculty Program in Medical Ethii
at Harvard University.
Dr.   Geoffrey   CF.   Robinson
been   awarded   a   fellowship  by thejjlnci S'
World   Health  Organization   to studvBheir'
child    health   services   in   Swede
Denmark and the United Kingdom.
Dr. John Dirks, who became
of the Department of Medicir
UBC's medica! school on April 1, n;
The stores department of UBC's
Department of Chemistry would seem to
be the least likely place on campus to
find an award-winning poet who writes in
But that's where you'll find Roger
Dufrane, 55, a 26-year' employee of the
'University who was m Montreal early In
May to accept an award for his poem "Le
Secret," selected from 600 entries in an
annual contest sponsored by the Societe
Bon Parler Francais, a Quebec-based
literary society whose aim is to maintain
purity of the French language.
Until this year, the 53-year-otcf society
held an annual poetry contest in Canada
ly. The 1976 contest solicited entries
from French-speaking countries, colonies
nd cities In the western hemisphere,
including Haiti, Martinique, St. Pierre et
Miquelon and New Orleans.
Mr. Dufrane's poem was one -of three
that Received honorable mention in the
contest. He received his award - a set of
art books and a diploma - at a dinner In
Montreal presided over by the noted
French-Canadian poet Robert Choquette.
'"Le Secret,'A Mr. Dufrane said,- "is a
poem about a man who is growing old
and who looks back on a secret buried in
his past — his love for a woman. He
deeply regrets the fact that he is growing
old, but he also has a sense of consolation
that he has his love to remember."
Mr. Dufrane says the idea's for his
poems come to htm suddenly, usually
white he's on long walks In parks m the
Vancouver area. "I got the Idea for 'Le
Secret' earlier this year when I finked the
change of seasons with changes in the
seasons of life."
He describes himself as a lyric poet
who writes in traditional and free verse.
He says most of his poetry is the result of
sudden inspiration while he's In a relaxed
mood, "and then I just grab a pencil and
He says the mood never strikes him at
Roger Dufrane
12 n wire
- Manitoba and prior to joining the UBC
i/'*acuity was professor of medicine and
/ if physiology at McGill University and
JjnSenior Physician and director of the
"' "idney   research   unit   at   Montreal's
,lWya! Victoria Hospital.
• • •
Dr. Roy Taylor, head of UBC's
jotanical Garden, was elected to the
;0uncil of the International
\ssociation of Botanical Gardens for
he period 1975-81 at recent meetings
n Moscow.
•' • •        .
Four members of the UBC faculty
iave been elected fellows of the Royal
iociety of Canada, this country's most
irestigious academic organization.
Those inducted into the society at
ts annual meeting in early June at
.aval University in Quebec City were:
Vol. Philip G. Akrigg, Department of
English; Prof. John F. Helliwell,
)epartment of Economics; Prof. Beryl
March, Department of Poultry
icience; and Prof. James Trotter,
)epartment of Chemistry.
The four UBC faculty members
among 55 Canadian humanists
md scientists elected for excellence in
heir fields of work.
•it it it
Prof. Erwin Diewert, of the
lepartment of Economics, has been
lected a fellow of the Econometric
iociety, an international organization
or the advancement of economic
heory and its relation to statistics and
is.K latics.
Prof. Colin W. Clark, of UBC's
Department of Mathematics, has been
named the winner of the $1,000 Prof.
Jacob Biely Faculty Research Prize for
Prof. Clark is the eighth winner of
the annual prize, established in 1969'
by Mr. and Mrs. George Biely, in
honor of Prof. Biely, former head of
Prof. Colin Clark
'»!^re he supervises the work of
!:-\<s in the chemistry department.'
v.te purely foripleasure," Mr.
■■- fastens to add. "I couldn't make
■ it It in B.C. because it's an
;• --asking province and I find trjat
joetry is translated into English
...her dry quality."
- ■ frane began to write poetry and
- es at the age of 15 in his native
• '"    He   was   a   student   at   the
'■• of Brussels and hoping, for a
'. an art and literary "critic when
'' "II broke out.
'mt the latter part of the war In
' ■ sscape being taken to Germany
■ - »d labor. When the war ended
I for the American and British
m Interpreter,
' ■ frarte was emeoiiraged to come
■'   uver by  his  brother,  Roland,
at time was first oboe with the
1 • " Symphony Orchestra and who
now lives "sn Mexico. Roger Dufrane
arrived in Vancouver in 1953 and has
been a UBC employee since that time.
Mr. Dufrane has written two volumes
of French poetry which are still in
manuscript form. Now that he has
received recognition for "Le Secret," he's
considering sending the manuscripts off
to a publisher.
He also plans to seek a publisher for an
unpublished prose work entitled "Visages
de Vancouver," .which he describes as an
evocative work about areas of Vancouver
and the Lower Mainland, including
Squamish, Stanley Park and the
Shaughnessy district. He's also been
Invited to read his poetry and talk on
French poetry to the local chapter of the
Alliance Francatse.
Mr. Dufrane is married and has two
children, Vlviane, 16, and Marc, 12. He
describes his daughter as a gifted writer,
"who might just have the makings of a,
UBC's Department of Poultry Science
and one of Canada's leading
The award is given to a UBC faculty
member for distinguished research
carried out and published over the
previous five years.
Prof. Clark, who has been on leave
of absence from UBC in the current
year as a visiting scientist in Australia,
has since 1969 applied mathematics to
environmental problems, focussing on
harvest problems for the exploitation
of commercially valuable natural
In recent years he has produced
more than 15 articles and a book on
renewable resources such as fisheries
and  their proper management policy.
His articles have emphasized the,
dangers of over-exploitation and
demonstrate that certain harvest
policies could lead to extinction of the
resource. He is also the author of a
forthcoming book entitled
Mathematical Bio-economics, to be
published in the fall, which deals with
harvest policies as they relate to
renewable natural resources.
Prof. Clark is currently serving on a
committee on marine mammals
established by the UN's Food and
Agricultural Organization and a U.S.
President's Council on Environmental
Quality — Symposia on Maximum
Sustained Yield.
He is also co-holder of a Donner
Foundation grant through UBC's
Institute of International Relations to
study the economic implications of
the United Nations Conference Pn the
Law of the Sea.
- A native of Vancouver, Prof. Clark
graduated from UBC in 1953 with the
degree of Bachelor of Arts. He
received his Doctor of Philosophy
degree from the University of
Washington in 1958. Before joining
the UBC faculty in 1958, Prof. Clark
taught at the University of California
at Berkeley.
* • •
Prof. Charlotte David, of the
Faculty of Education, has been
honored by the Variety Club for her
role in the establishment of the B.C.
Mental Retardation Institute, which is
housed in a building recently
completed in the Health Sciences
Centre on the UBC campus.
She was presented with.the club's
Heart Award at its annual dinner. The
BCMRI will serve as an
interdisciplinary centre for students
who plan to work with the mentally
13 <tK
ummer ©si campus prosus
Wondering how to fill your
UBC probably has the answer to
your problem, whether your interests
run to things intellectual, things
entertaining, or things physical.
If you're on a thinking man's diet,
UBC's academic Summer Session can
offer you 289 on-campus and 18
off-campus credit courses in'
everything from A(nthropology) to
Some 350 instructors, some of
them from as far away as England and
Australia, have been engaged by the
University to teach academic courses.
If you want to enrol for the
academic side of Summer Session,
you'd better get in touch with the
Summer Session office 1228-2657)
right away for details. Lectures get
underway on July 5 and continue to
Aug. 13.
UBC's   Centre   for   Continuing
Education also has plenty of
suggestions on how to spend your
They've just issued a booklet on
summer programs, which you can get
by calling 228-2181. They're offering
many daytime and evening programs
on such subjects as jewellery-
fabrication, gourmet cooking, art and
fabric design, photography, creative
writing and acting, as well as a whole
range of programs that will take you
out-of-doors to such places as the
Queen Charlotte Islands, Seattle,
Central America and Atlantic Canada.
A special feature of the 1976
Summer Session will be a workshop on
baroque music that will allow
advanced and specialized musicians to
study under experts who play the
baroque oboe and recorder, the organ,
the, viola da gamba and the
During the workshop program Aug.
9-21, there will be a lAJiiuurrent early
music and dance workshop Aug. 16-21
and an early music festival Aug. 1Q-20
A brochure giving details of the
summer early music program
available from the Centre f
Continuing Education.
And if you're a senior citizen, most
of the University's summer credit and
non-credit program is open to you free
of charge. There will also be a special
program for seniors on such topics a
health, politics, retiremen
management, fine arts, history anc
geography beginning on July 5. Call
228-6786 for details.
And for everyone there will be the
usual round of indoor and outdoor
musical concerts, plays in the Frederic
Wood Theatre, a program of free films
and Wednesday night folk dancing
sponsored by the Summer Session
Continued from Page Five
Edwards, the Centre for Continuing
Education and President Kenny.
"I am writing to say how much I
appreciated the slide-tape presentation
on 'China Today' sponsored by the
UBC Interior Program," one such
letter begins. "The lively and informed
discussion with the three experts on
China was excellent."
{'China Today' featured a
70-m«nute multi-media presentation
using 1,200 colored slides shown
through five projectors
simultaneously. It was the work of Dr.
Tom Whitehead, director of UBC's
Instructional Media Centre.)
And from a faculty member who
took part in the Interior Program:
"Frankly, the experience was an
eye-opener for me, especially as
regards the receptivity of the program
and the excitement it can generate
among people in the region —
evidenced, for example, by an
audience of over 230 people in
"Much of the credit for any success
of the program, must, by all rights, be
attributed to the sincerity and hard
work of John Edwards...."
Two pre-eminent figures in the
revival of interest in west coast Indian
art were among the six people who
received honorary degrees at UBC's
1976 congregation on May 26, 27 and
The honorary degree of Doctor of
Laws (LL.D.) was conferred on
anthropologist Harry Hawthorn, of
UBC's Department of Anthropology
and Sociology, and Bill Reid,
renowned as a woodcarver and
designer of jewellery in the Haida
tradition. They received their degrees
on May 26.
On May 27, the honorary Doctor of
Laws degree was conferred on Barbara
Ward Jackson, the internationally
known economist whose writings and
lectures have highlighted the economic
and social problems of developing
nations, and Father Gerard Dion, of
Laval University in Quebec- City, one
of Canada's best known sociologists in
the field of Industrial relations.
On May 28, the final day of UBC's
three-day congregation, honorary
degrees were conferred on Prof.
Kathleen Coburn, of the University of
Toronto, internationally known for
her studies of the English poet Samuel
Taylor Coleridge, and Stanley T.
Arkley, of Seattle, Wash., a 1925
graduate of UBC and a benefactor of
UBC's Library and School of
Prof. Hawthorn, who retires this
year from UBC, joined the UBC
faculty in 1947 and was head of the
anthropology and sociology
department from 1956 to 1968.
With his wife, Audrey, a curator of
UBC's Museum of Anthropology, Prof.
Hawthorn assembled more than
10,000 items relating to the Indians of
the. B.C. coast. The collection is
housed in UBC's new Museum of
Anthropology, which was officially
opened on May 30.
Bill Reid, after a career in radio and
television with the Canadia
Broadcasting Corporation, decided to
devote his full time to woodcarving
and jewellery-making in the early
1950s. With several other Indian
carvers he created the Hajda houses
and poles in UBC's Totem Pole Park.
Also in the spotlight at the 1976
congregation ceremonies were 3,400
graduating students who received
academic degrees.
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For   the  second   year   in  a row,
UBC's Department of Biomedical
Communications has won first prize in
an international audio-visual media
The 1976 award Is for a slide-tape
program entitled "What is Diabetes?"
It won first prize in the clinical health
sciences category at the audio-visual
media festival "Bio '76" in Las Vegas.
The slide-tape program was
produced for the Canadian Diabetic
Association, under the consultation!
association representative Dr. John
Hunt. Victor Doray, head
Biomedical Communications, was
production   co-ordinator.
Three awards for still photography
in Bio '76 have also been made to Fret
Herzog, head of the photo-cine
division in Biomedica
In 1975, the department received
first prize for a 20-minute film entitled
"Shelley," made over a period of_six
years, about a girl who was born blind
The award was made by the Network
of Continuing Medical Education. By Jake van der Kamp
The Alma Mater Society now has a
The new structure was approved by
ents   in   a   referendum  Nov.  21.
ty-three per cent voted in favor.
But don't worry. It's still called the
Mater 'Society. An attempt to
it a new name, the UBC Student
ion,   was   defeated,   after   student
il members insisted on retaining
ome tradition.
Little else, however, remains of a,
onstitution   that served  the  society
ince the 1920s and has guided many
if the University's graduates through
ir terms as student politicians.
The students' council is gone,
eplaced with two bodies, a smaller
to handle the day-to-day affairs of
he society, and a larger one to make
ose "political demands" of the
Iniversity that have had so many
eople worried about the campus
ecoming a hotbed of revolution.
General elections to the executive
re gone. Representatives to the AMS
re now the student members of the
loard of Governors and the Senate
nd those students who are voted to
ffice by their undergraduate societies.
They, in turn, appoint an executive
nd the members of the smaller
ousekeeping group.
And finally, the student president,
t figure of supposed importance
popularity, is no longer the Big
On Campus he previously was.
Not only does he work without the
ate of a general election but he
s  been   relegated    to   chairing
tings, preparing agendas and giving
A drastic change it certainly is. But
'ho would say that the University is
lot now drastically different from
'hat it was about 50 years ago when
he old constitution was written?
And the same things that promoted
new Universities Act and the
Ppointment of three new
jce-presidents for UBC prompted the
hanges in the student society.
^e van der Kamp, the author of the
rticle on this page, was president of
Alma Mater Society for 1975-76
"tf as such was the fast A MS president
'ho came to office in'a Un iversi ty-
'ide election.
Alma Mater Society president for
1976-77 is Dave van BSarcom, who was
elected by new policy-making Student
Representative Assembly.
For one thing the sheer size of the
University has made it difficult for
students to retain a sense of cohesion
among themselves. After all, what is so
unique about being a UBC student
when the status is shared with over
. 20,000 others?
And how can a student society,
with executive members who must
pass courses just as any other student
and who patch their work together
with string and glue, remain responsive
to the wishes of so many students?
In addressing themselves to those
questions members of the last AMS
executive decided that further
centralization was futile and the only
way out was to encourage
undergraduate societies to become
more active.
Thus, the genera! elections to the
executive were abolished. The framers
of the new constitution felt that an
AMS executive with a popular
mandate was far too dominant over
undergraduate   societies.    If   the
undergrads were to be encouraged
they had to be made the final arbiters
of what goes on in the AMS.
This in turn, it was hoped, would
lead students to identify with their
undergraduate societies and so restore
some of the lost cohesion.
At the same time, some
accommodation had to be made for
student senators and students on the
Board of Governors. There was none
in the old constitution because those
positions did not exist at the time it
was framed. Recently there has been
friction between student, councillors
and student senators because their
work was not concerted.
Also, over the years the AMS's
holdings have grown larger and larger
so that now a great deal of time must
be devoted to administration alone.
Some students find their calling in
such administration but many others
prefer to see the society involved in
reform of the University and in
discussion of political and
philosophical questions. These people
find themselves frustrated by their
extensive housekeeping duties.
The splitting up of the students'
council into two councils is an attempt
to resolve this. The smaller body, the
Student Administrative Commission,
consists of 10 members whose duties
are to ensure the sound management
of AMS funds, the Student Union
Building, the affiliated clubs, and all
the other facets of the AMS
They are appointed by the Student
Representative Assembly, the larger
body made up of student senators,
Board members and undergraduate
society members.
The SRA comprises about 50
members, depending on how many
positions are filled and the growth of
the University.
Its role is to provide a forum for
discussion of academic questions, to
work for such things as better housing
and day care facilities and to ensure a
unified AMS voice in issues facing the
Numerous smaller changes have also
been made, but the ones outlined here
form the basis of the new constitution.
Whether it all works only time will
tell. Perhaps the undergraduate
societies will still remain dormant, the
new assembly will want to discuss only
the price of beer and the new
commission will become a clique.
But the new officers of the AMS
are well aware of these possibilities
and are working to make sure the new
constitution is a success.
With hard work and support from
the students they hope to guarantee a
responsive student society and one
that is of benefit to the entire
15 UBC Centre for Human Settlements was inaugurated at
campus ceremony May 29. Chatting after the ceremony are,
left to right above, UBC President Douglas Kenny; Senator
Helena Benitez, a member of the Philippine delegation to
Habitat; Enrique Penalosa, secretary-general of Habitat; and
Dr. Peter Oberlander, pro tern director of the new UBC
Continued from Page One
activity of the proposed post-Habitat institution. The
audio-visual material represents-a unique global solution
bank on human settlements. It must not be dispersed and
"In Canada's opinion, the UBC Centre for Human
Settlements could enable the UN to establish immediately
an audio-visual library on human settlements. Such a library
would permit global access by all groups involved in the
betterment of human settlements to the audio-visual
material prepared for Habitat." .
Mr. Danson pledged the support of the federal
government.to the centre. He said Ottawa would match the
contributions of the University and the province of British
Pro tern director of the UBC Centre for Human
Settlements is Dr. Peter Oberlander, professor and former
director of the School of Community and Regional
Chairman of the new centre's board of management is
Dr. Peter Larkin, dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Also on the board are Dr. Michael Shaw, UBC's
vice-president for University development; Dr.'Robert Will,
dean of Arts; Dr. Henry Hjghtower, director, Community
and Regional Planning; Dr. Roy Bentley, associate dean of
Education; and Mr. Jindra Kulich, acting director, UBC
Centre for Continuing Education.
Habitat's Enrique Penalosa, who spoke warmly of the
move by UBC at the inauguration of the centre, presented
UBC's chancellor Donovan Miller with a bound volume of
Habitat documents as a start to the collection of the centre.
The chancellor, in his inauguration remarks, traced the
long involvement the University has had with the'United
Nations and with questions related to human settlements.
"I feel that the establishment of this Centre for Human
Settlements is of great importance to Habitat, to the United
Nations, and to the millions upon millions of people in the
world who are so directly concerned with human
settlements/' he said.
"I am indeed proud, as chancellor, that this centre has
been established at this University, and S cannot think of a
more appropriate location for such a centre." .
Initially, the Centre for Human Settlements will "occupy
offices on the fourth floor of the Woodward Instructional
Resources' Centre.
centre. At top right, three members of a team of UB(
Engineers ready battery-powered electric car, on display a
Habitat Forum, being held at former air force station
Jericho Beach in Vancouver. Dave Danard- is in the driver':
seat and standing behind car are Greg Nigh, left, am
Gordon Iverson. Pictures by John Morris.
President Kenny said the centre will not lead to new
academic courses in human,'settle merits, but will suppor
existing disciplines and professional education in a variety
of ways.
"The encouraging support of the United Nations and o
our federal ,and provincial governments will provide new
and important impetus to the sustained study of humai
settlements," he said. "We are grateful for that support am
for the opportunity — and responsibility — we are beitij
given." •'      •
Observer team formed
The University of British Columbia, which organized thi
pre-Habitat Distinguished Lecturer Series, was also seiectet
by Ottawa to form an official Habitat Observer Team
distinguished Canadian academics. •
Five members from UI$C, including'panel chairman Dr
Peter Oberlander, and five, representing the remainiiij
regions of Canada, formed the team.
Dr. Oberlander, professor of community and regiona
planning at UBC, said before Habitat started:
"We will meet every second day, in public, to monitoi
progress and assess the relevance " of agenda items t<
Canada's own urban needs."
Members of the parieS, in addition to Dr. Oberlander:
Dr. David Bates, dean of the Faculty of Medicine ai
UBC, member of the Science Council of Canada anc
chairman of the Canadian -Medical Associatior
sub-committee on environment, pollution and health;
Dr. Michael Goldberg, associate professor am
chairman-designate, Division of Land Economics, Faculty
of Commerce and Business Administration, UBC;
Dr. Geoffrey HaInsworth,! associate professor
Department of Economics, UBC, and research associate
international Development Research Centre, 1972-74;
Prof. Robert Macleod, director, School of Architecture
UBC, and provincial appointee to the council of thf
Architectural institute of B.C.;
Prof. Serge Carreau, professor of architecture, University
of Montreal;
Dr.. Lloyd Axworthy, director, Centre for Urban Studies
University of Winnipeg;
Prof. Rowland Harrison, professor of law, DalhousK
Dr. Trevor Lloyd, director, Centre for Northern Studie;
and Research, McGill University;
Dr. John Page, professor, Faculty of Environment
Studies, York University. the wc id because you wouldn't get the
same reflectivity from the North Pole.
And at this point we run into one of
ihe fascinating arguments that will certainly rome up at Habitat. That is when
oneta^s in this way, of limits, there are
others who say, "Oh, you are such a
rjassa:-'vdra, oh dear, oh what lack of
nerve~ oh what lack of confidence.
p0n'i you realize that homo-
techn(''ogicus and femina-scientifica, or
whatever she is, we've got the future
under -ontrol, you don't have to worry,
we've got every technofix you need.
Talk aoout energy shortage when we're
just going into a nuclear revolution —
you must be out of your teeny, cotton
picking mind."
Coti on picking is rather good because
you cotton pick in Alabama and in
Alabama is Brown's Ferry and in
Brown's Ferry is the reactor for 1,000
megawatts that was knocked out by one
candle flame.
This is one of the great legendary
events in nuclear happenings. The
workmen were trying to test air flows
inside the reactor and they used —
guess what? — a candle flame. They
always had used a candle flame. Unfortunately the padding around the reactor
caught fire and even then more unfortunately the fail-safe systems turned out
to be fail-not-safe because none of them
So they then had to close the reactors
down and down went something like $70
million worth of investment for one
candle flame. There is something to me
immensely symbolic about that particular mishap.
If we're going to jump the energy
threshold, the energy barrier, by moving when we run out of fissile uranium
and the sort of steam reactors we have
now, moving on to the breeder reactor,
let's remember that we'll then begin piling up for the human race of the future
something which lasts a half-life of
25,000 years, which is totally indestructible and therefore cumulative; which is
so lethal that that much of it could give
the entire human race lung cancer.
Jolly little inheritance, wouldn't that
be, for our future?
If you take an energy inventory you
will find that up to 50 per cent in every
category tends to be wasted. All kinds
of little things, for example, in the construction of concrete, Europe uses half
the energy of that used in North
America simply because it recycles the
heat in the kilns. In other words we have
been a throwaway, waste economy and
we haven't paid the price because we
didn'r notice there was a price to pay.
And if you ask me what could be one
of th;, great themes of Habitat,it would
be the conserving city in the conserving
society and if we were prepared to accept this and begin to look at what's
oeim: done, we certainly could have
strategies for,, the future which don't
confront us with these limits because
these are limits of waste, again and
again, they are not limits of use.
Well now, how do we do it? First of
all we don't do it by going on as we are
now, because we are what we are now
because we've gone on like we did in the
past. If that doesn't work, we've got to
change direction. Very simple statement. If you look at the inner and outer
limits it is very interesting the way they
define the degree to which the market
system does and doesn't work.
Markets work beautifully in the middle because a price signal can work
wherever a price going up encourages
more people to produce what's wanted
and a price going down encourages
people to produce less. It's a wonderful
mechanism and up to a point Adam
Smith, God preserve him, who is 200
years old, is absolutely right. But it
doesn't work under certain limiting
One is it doesn't work for people who
can't get into the market,so if you are
bone poor the market isn't ever going to
help you. One of the great inventions of
the 19th century was the realization that
if you based your system on pauper
children going manacled to the mills,
they weren't going to get into the market, they weren't even going to get into
life. We've got to extend that 19th-
century realization that the poor must
have a platform underneath them,
we've got to extend it to the planet —
that's the meaning of the great planetary
reforms that we have to bring in to end
this sense of violating the limits of dignity. We've done it domestically — if we
have the political will we can do it on a
planetary scale.
I would have to say that probably one
of the most important decisions to be
taken at Habitat is that land is regarded
as a sacred plot and not just as a market
commodity and I'll tell you why. If you
go on as you are now in Canada,you're
not going to have any farming land at all
between the American border and
probably Ottawa — it's all going to be in
second homes.
Now, on this critical question of
urban land, it seems to me that one of
the things that is being tried out in a
number of European countries, Scandinavians and the French for instance,
is to get some control over land speculation around cities because one thing is
certain — if you have speculative land
markets you cannot control inflation
because the cost of these skyrocketing
land prices goes into everything, into
mortgages and houses, into all goods
produced in commercial premises and
you will not get any kind of proper urban
planning unless you have control over
the use of the land.
This does not mean that you have to
give up the private ownership of land. I
myself regard the private ownership of
land as an absolutely indispensable de
fence against government which can
tend to be very intrusive if you let them
get away with it, as you can see all
around the world.
But I don't see why, for instance,
merely for living near Crawley, a town
near London, a man should get $3 million for 200 acres and his entire contribution to life has been living near
Crawley. Therefore I would say private
ownership with sales through a land
commission so the unearned income as
it is called goes back to the community
which created it.
There is another reason for this —
unless we get some control over
speculative excesses we will not begin
to deal with inflation. How can you go to
the man working at the coal face and
say, "Hi, old chap, you are very valuable and we need the coal and you're a
splendid chap and it's a dangerous job, if
we give you more than $12 more a week
we shall have inflation" — he turns
around and says Mr. Smith has got $3
million. I won't exactly tell you what
he'll say — it wouldn't be suitable. Remember that this kind of uncontrolled
land market is one of the prime causes of
inflation and we're not going to get rid of
it unless we have rational control, which
many countries are experimenting with.
Another whole field in which this is
possible is urban policy, another form of
conservation, not only conserving
beauty and conserving land, but not
wasting the way we do now. How many
people know that a city like Dusseldorf
doesn't waste any of its urban garbage at
all — it separates it, the organic side is
used for fuel for district heating and
the metals are resold. What happened?
Dusseldorf makes a profit,for heaven's
We could begin to get these total systems which are, as it were, cycles of
income energy. We could go out and we
could use far more solar energy and
wind power. Incidentally, I'm told that
it is very difficult to get a mortgage in
Canada for any house that's got solar
equipment — that must be madness, it
can't be true, I hope I read wrong. In
America they are actually giving people
subsidies for solar things on their
houses because the penny is beginning
to drop and Saudi Arabia won't be providing forever but the sun will — well,
for six billion years.
In Alberta, the small community of
St. Paul has come up with a plan to
insure that by 1980 no one will be ill-
housed; a community in which parks
will be preserved, in which the agricultural districts will be enhanced, and
they've done it on their own. What are
you going to do in Vancouver? In other
words, what is it going to mean to you
here in B.C. as host to the whole planet?
You are immensely wealthy. You are
the top of the world league of wealth.
Your per capita income is higher than
that of your neighbor, one of the highest
17 Cares will drift away, surf
sounds soothe your mind,
during a weekend at...
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Long Beach, B.C.
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Aug. 15-Aug. 21,1976
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Learn about basic mountaineering skills. Route selection,
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compass, weather, survival, bushcraft, bush first aid, edible plants,
ecology and conservation will be covered. Spend at least three days
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Cheques payable to UBC Alumni Association,
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ing to
in the world unless you count plat-
Now you are, I'm told, about
about 200 miles of ocean on eac
not to speak about what you're £-
do at the top. So you are not ■,
going to run short.
What is going to be your attitude towards this planet in which you occupy a
so uniquely privileged, prosperous position? Are you going to use th-:j. as a
leader for the good things of the -vorlrj?
Are you going to be a sort of collective
Lord Shaftsbury, going round aying,
"it is wrong, it is immoral for people to
go hungry when we have the gram. It is
wrong, it is immoral, for all this waste
when people are in such desperate
Are you going to get together with
other governments to, as it were, become a party of reform in the parliament
of man? Why not? What could be a better role for Canada to take? What could
be more responsive to what you as a
community most deeply believe?
Because with all the consumerism, all
the slosh-on, with all that, it is nonetheless a community with profound ethical
traditions. And those ethical traditions
are rooted in one of the greatest experiences of humanity two to three
thousand years ago,when the first great
civilizations were all being tried out and
they'd all gone down in ruins, war and
imperialism. A most dreadful period of
It is then that you got in all the great
world cultures, all the great civilizations, the new ethic, an ethic which said
power destroyed, greed destroyed. We
will survive as a human community only
if we can see the needs of others, and
only if we will keep power — including
our own powerful desires — under some
restraint and under some rule of law.
The law of conscience and the law of the
That's one of the most beautiful expressions of the emergence of this new
ethic. Another can be taken from the
Bible, but let's take one from a source
we know less.
The great Chinese philosopher Lao
Tse said:
These are my three treasures, guard
them well.
The first is compassion, the inner
The second is frugality, the outer
The third is the desire not to be
foremost under heaven.
Now if those were our treasures,
what a conference we could make. And
although certainly we won't get them al!
at once, there is another Chinese saying
that one step is the beginning of a journey of a thousand days.
Let Vancouver be a first step, and
then it will be a city for all time, a city for
ail people. I hope you will. □
18 Of PIurrts5 Prices
Lesley Krueger considers some of the current questions
surrounding educational financing.
There's this story about a meeting between a public service union representative and a famous local broadcaster
noted for his sponsorship by a furniture
and appliance store.
"1 think we'll be talking about your
salaries today," the famous broadcaster
confided to the rep before the radio
show, rolling his r's most charmingly as
he did so.
"That's fine by me," the rep
answered. "You talk about our salaries,
we'll talk about your's." He quoted
The broadcaster spluttered apoplec-
tically. "But that's different," he finally
replied. "You're a public servant and I
work for private companies."
"Ah now, but you must understand,"
said the rep. "I bought my last stove at
your sponsor's store."
The broadcaster has since changed
sponsors, but the moral remains.
Through buying privately-produced
products, the public eventually picks up
the bill for salaries of privately-
employed individuals, be they tycoon or
secretary. It's just that private coni-
panies'budgets are strictly confidential
and the public is unable to learn how
much the price of, say a lawnmower,
rises because of high executive salaries.
That's obviously not true at a public
body like UBC or any community college or technical school or even public
school in the province. Figures all even
tually toddle forth for public examination — and examined they are. How
much for sabbaticals,the taxpayers ask?
How much for lunches? For conferences? And my God but how much are
you paying that president or principal,
Nor are the questions limited to those
outside the educational institutions.
Wander through the rhododendrons at
UBC one day and listen to conversations among students and support staff
— and even some professors.
"One woman quit in our department
and they haven't replaced her because
of the budget," one file clerk said recently. "And then they turn around and
fly in some guy from Boston or some-
19 where. They wine and dine him for an
interview and then they don't hire him."
"I wanted to take another course
from this great prof I had last year," a
student said. "So I went to him and
asked what he'd be teaching next year.
He said he was going on leave. But then
he suggested this other prof. So I went
to the other guy and he was going on
leave too. You read about it in the papers but you don't really realize about all
these leaves until it hits you. What do
they think they're doing, anyhow?"
That's what the newspapers and taxpayers are asking — and not just about
UBC either. Recent articles have questioned the case of a community college
principal going on salaried leave to attend law school and figures have shown
170 UBC faculty members went on sabbaticals at 60 per cent pay last year.
Especially controversial was a leave
granted noted UBC geneticist David
Suzuki. He worked for a salary at the
CBC while on paid leave from UBC —
to study, he said, methods of communication which will bring questions raised
by scientists into the public domain.
Questions from the public sector regarding education costs are particularly
pointed these days because of a budget
squeeze declared by both the federal
and provincial governments. Citing
economic difficulties, the governments
have introduced wage and price controls which are sticking it to the average
worker. So those paid leaves, conferences and lunches look like rather nice
little plums at the moment and the
newspapers are expressing concern.
Aren't educators wasting taxpayers'
money, they ask? Why doesn't the government do something about this?
Well Education Minister, Dr. Pat
McGeer, a UBC professor and department head when not holding forth in the
capital, is doing a study*He too has
expressed concern about the plums and
says he has both his department and the
Universities Council of B.C. looking
into the situation very carefully.
But Universities Council chairman,
Dr. William Armstrong, himself a UBC
vice-president until he switched to the
council in 1974, said this study can't
deal in any absolutes.
"The problem is of course that UBC
doesn't operate in a vacuum,"
Armstrong said in a recent interview.
"Regardless of their own inherent
merit, other universities offer sabbaticals, to use an example. If UBC is to
compete with these universities to get
the best people and keep the best
people, it must offer the same package
as other universities."
* Dr. McGeer, who as a medical researcher heads the UBC Kinsmen
laboratory for neurological sciences, is
on leave of absence, without pay, from
the university while he serves in the provincial cabinet.
Another defence offered is the inherent merit of sabbaticals. Basically, sabbaticals mean a professor is allowed one
year off in about seven to study his or
her discipline in other surroundings.
Suzuki's sabbatical at the CBC is an
unusual case — most go to other universities and some to government agencies
— and raises some arguments about
what constitutes a proper use of leave
time. But proponents argue that on the
whole,sabbaticals allow batteries to be
recharged. And they say just because
everyone doesn't get them doesn't
mean they should be taken away from
academics: rather they should be
spread throughout society.
One final argument in favor of the
plums is offered by UBC administrators. The plums don't make up a large
percentage of UBC's approximately
$100 million operating budget. Strict
red-pencilling in this area would be akin
to a recent move by the federal government to cut Information Canada. It's a
nice gesture, but it hardly gets to the
root of the matter.
And what is the root? At UBC it's the
salaries. Money paid to administrators,
faculty members and support staff constitutes about 80 per cent of the operating budget — which in 1974-75 was
$112,992,661. Now 80 per cent of that is
about $90 million, which was divided
among — in approximate figures —
1,600 faculty members, 200 administrators, about 1,200 members of the Association of University and College
Employees, 1,600 members of the
Canadian Union of Public Employees,
250 members of other unions and about
500 professional and supervisory personnel.
Recently controversy has surrounded
educational salary figures — and the
raises they represented over last year.
Vancouver Sun Page 6 columnist Doug
Collins wrote a series of articles about
spending at all levels of the educational
system. The public's reaction can best
be described as a heart-felt and horrified
What's the reaction within the university?
"Our pay?" said AUCE representative Nancy Wiggs recently. "Low. Our
attitude has always been that we should
have parity with men doing roughly
comparable jobs at UBC, but we're still
$150 per month behind. I think that on
'the whole clerical'workers are underpaid in society."
B.C. Faculty Association president,
Dr. Ian Ross, a former UBC Faculty
Association president, comments:
"Until very recently, UBC was lagging
behind Alberta and Ontario in salaries.
We've just recently caught up — and
catching up is necessary. We must be
competitive to attract good people and
retain them. Right now I'm concerned
about   our   salaries   for  the   lower
categories. We have to attract ■ >right
young people to these jobs, b t our
lower salaries really don't co jpare
well. It's an area we're looking h >.0."
(By way of comparison considei that a
Vancouver secondary school te cher
with bachelor's and master's deg ,:es a
teaching certificate and five ye; s'experience is paid over $18,000 fo> a 10-
month working year that does r >t require academic research in his <r her
field of specialization. It is almosi a rule
today that to get a junior acader-.ic appointment at any university requresa
doctorate and a record of published research. The salary that could e expected might be equivalent to tha> of the
secondary school teacher.)
And UBC president, Dr. Douglas
Kenny commented in a recent speech:
"If you want a good lawyer, you will
probably have to pay more. If you want
a good professor, you have to pay more.
It is true even in the newspaper business: if The Sun wanted good journalists, it would have to pay good
Kenny's acerbic comment summed
up his speech: those arguing for low
salaries, he said are arguing for low
quality education. If UBC was forced to
pay low salaries the university "will end
up with a mediocre faculty doing
mediocre research and offering your
sons and daughters mediocre education. Other faculty statements mirror
the analysis offered by both Ross and
Kenny. UBC must remain competitive.
But are UBC salaries more than competitive? That's a key question now
when the university is facing the same
budget squeeze as the rest of society,
The provincial government has given
grants this year which educational administrators at all levels complain do
not even meet the cost of inflation. UBC
received only an 8.02 per cent jump over
last year's grant, while Simon Fraser
received 8.64 per cent more and the
University of Victoria got an extra 9.77
per cent. These figures don't include a
special one-shot $7.5 million grant to the
three universities which raises the increase by a couple of percentage points.
The small increase means the universities must cut back. At SFU for instance, support staff vacancies are not
being filled while the UBC library
budget has been hit so hard librarians
can't buy new books or pay any ever-
In his series on educational spending,
Collins claimed UBC salaries are aoout
$ 10,000 higher than those at the Un ver-
sity of Washington — although the litter
figures did not include medical and Cental faculty salaries, which would have
raised the average.
Indignant faculty members pot ted
out that most of the difference vas
taxed away and the remainder covi red
the difference in the cost of living be-
20 Iween
Vancouver and Seattle. Gross
"■darie-s at UBC are more, but the net
0l'rlLins ;>re actually comparable, they
are IP.,
Colli"s later replied, the professors
id back.  Collins said UBC
Llaries are higher than elsewhere, UBC
[defenders said they are merely compar-
ble. Who's right?
Debating within the limits set by the
{combatants — whether the salaries are
Ithe same at other places rather than
whether they are just too high
(everywhere — the professors carry the
I. Taking into account local differences in consumer price indices, UBC
salaries do compare with those at other
[universities of roughly the same size
land with roughly the same reputation.
[American Association of University
Professors' figures show UBC is on a
level as far as salaries go with the* universities of Alberta, Texas, Ohio State
I yes, even Washington. They are far
[below those at internationally-
Irenowned schools like Rutgers, Harvard and so on.
And how are these salaries deter-
|mined? They are, university administrators say, on a level with those in private companies. Scientifically compar-
■ able, in fact. SFU vice-president
George Suart went so far as to commis-
jsion a study to outline salary levels for
i SFU that would compete with those of-
j fered in the private sector. That fabled
S private sector, the other administrators
say, where they effectively set our
salaries and retreat to let us take the
And this is the centre of the whole
controversy surrounding university
salaries and the attached fringe benefits
-and therefore all university finance.
Public sector spending mirrors private
sector spending. If one is objectively
too high, the other is too. So if you're
going to complain about the $3 million-
odd UBC spent on salaries for department heads through to the president,
you have to complain about the $2 million MacMillan-Bloedel let drop for its
top executives too. You must in fact
complain about the current wage structure in society as a whole and tackle that
toughest of problems: what is a fair
Most UBC employees agree with the
rest of society in saying a fair wage is as
much as one can possibly get. A very
few moderating voices exist in the
hierarchy of B.C.'s three public universities. One is SFU president, Dr.
Pauline Jewett.
"Ideally, I don't think the top wage in
society should be any more than two
and a half times the lowest wage. And I
do agree this must mean a vast rationalizing of the current wage structure,
starting with a reassessment of the very
h'gh wages paid our top people now.
But of course I'm talking of a society-
wide rationalization, not just of change
in the universities. And I am talking
idealistically," she said. "Realistically,
as long as high salaries are paid in the
private sector, the public sector will follow suit."
Another question about the 80 per cent
paid in salaries is whether there are simply too many positions at UBC. Says
Nancy Wiggs of AUCE: "As to whether
UBC is overstaffed — I don't believe it
is. The library is in a real bind for instance. Overtime is desperately needed,
but it's not allowed. And as I say, that's
just one example."
"Staffing?" said Ian Ross of the B.C.
Faculty Association. "Well my impression has been that UBC was for a while
under-staffed in the administrative area.
Things went on in an ad hoc way. The
new president has attempted to provide
a firmer structure and I don't think that's
"UBC is fairly tightly run in the administrative area," said William
Armstrong of the Universities Council.
"As with any institution that's existed
for a while, there is some padding simply because of older people. People
who've been with an institution for
some time. But obviously these situations exist at every institution about
UBC's age."
What neither of these three people
mentioned but that others are quick to
talk about is empire-building. Since
status goes to both large and well-
recognized departments, heads are said
to compete in a minor way to build up
their departments into bastions of
academic prestige. But again in this
case, professors dismissed the amount
spent in this pursuit as minimal. And
they added that the quest for status
which leads to slight over-expenditure
is so much a part of society's general
competitiveness and structure in administration that it couldn't be eradicated without a major overhaul at all
levels of society.
And so, back to the original question.
Is the educational system misspending
your money? Well, before you answer
look at what is happening around you.
Look into your own wallet or purse.
What's your income? Would you be
prepared to give up any part of your
income? Uh huh. Then it's pretty
hypocritical to complain about educational salaries. We are all helping to
drive up the costs by over-pricing and
over-plumming ourselves in the private
And, oh yes — there was an ending to
that story about the famous broadcaster
and the union rep. The famous broadcaster rolled his r's most abrasively, but
nary a mention of salary was heard. He
had probably looked into his own wallet
and sighed. □
Former Ubyssey editor, Lesley
Krueger, now covers education for the
Vancouver Sun.
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he beauty or
British Columbia,
ens i iis||8c or
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Just east of Vancouver, there's a
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natural charm and sparkling personality. A distinguished resort of 285
rooms, where you can enjoy sumptuous cuisine, nightly dancing and
entertainment, swimming in heated
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water-skiing. A resort that's perfectly attuned to its magnificent
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Represented in the West by
Fawcett/Tetley Co. UBCALUHN!
Honorary President: Dr. Douglas T. Kenny, BA'45,
President: James Denholme, BASc'56; Past President:
Kenneth Brawner, BA'57, LLB'58; Vice-president: Charlotte Warren, BCom'58; Treasurer: Paul Hazell,
BCom'60. (Three additional executive officers shall be
elected by the board of management from the ordinary
members of the board of management following thef irst
meeting of the board.)
Members-at-large (1975-1977)
Aunna Currie, BEd'60; Michael Hunter, BA'63, LLB'67;
Donald MacKay, BA'55; Helen McCrae, MSW'49;
Thomas McCusker, BA'47; M.T. (Mickey) McDowell,
BPE'68, MPE'69; Mark Rose, BSA'47; W.A. (Art)
Stevenson, BASc'66; Doreen Walker, BA'42, MA'69;
Elizabeth (Liz) Wilmot, BSR'66.
Members-at-large (1976-78)*
Joy Fera, BRE'72; Joan Gish, BA'58; J.D. (Jack)
Hetherington, BASc'45; Brenton Kenny, LLB'56;
George Plant, BASc'50; John Schuss, BASc'66; Oscar
Sziklai, MF'61, PhD'64; Robert Tulk, BCom'60; Kenneth
Turnbull, BASc'60, MD'67; Barbara Vitols, BA'61.
Committee Chairs
John Cartmel, BPE'66, Men's Athletics; Blythe Eagles,
BA'22, DSc'68, Fairview; Robert Johnson, BA'63, Vacation Centre; Dr. Joseph Katz, Communications; Jim
McWilliams, BSF'53, Allocations; Roland Pierrot,
BCom'63, Alumni Fund; David Smith, BCom'73, Young
Alumni Club; Bernie Treasurer, BCom'58, Branches;
Jennifer Clark Warnyca, BSN'69, Women's'Athletics.
Division Representatives
Commerce; Pat Parker, BCom'68, MBA'69; Dental
Hygiene: Frances Lawson, DDHy'71; Home
Economics: Nadine Johnson, BHE'65; Nursing: Ruth
Robinson, BSN'70.
Student Representative Assembly
David Van Blarcom, President: Herb Dhaliwal, Finance.
Faculty Association Representatives
Leslie Crouch, President; Roger M. Davis, BCom'68,
Executive Director: Harry Franklin, BA'49.
"These members-at-large were declared elected on April 26,1976, in accordance with the UBC Alumni Association constitution, for a two-year term, 1976-78
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Alumni Welcome
Hospital Plan
UBC's old dream of a campus hospital came
a bit closer to reality in March when the
minister of education, Dr. Pat McGeer, with
UBC president Dr. Douglas Kenny, announced that the provincial government
would make available $50 million in combined provincial and federal health resources
funds to build the campus teaching hospital.
A major provision in the proposal is that
UBC is to double its enrolment in medicine to
160 students. It was also indicated that part
of the funds being made available were to be
used to upgrade the clinical teaching facilities
in the hospitals affiliated with the UBC faculty.
The alumni association's board of management passed a unanimous motion of support for the health sciences proposal at a
special meeting April 6 that considered possible effects of the proposal on health sciences education, health care delivery and
university financing. The members of the
board agreed that speedy implementation of
the proposal would greatly benefit health sciences education with the eventual result of
better health care for all British Columbians.
In its motion the association has asked
that the provincial government clarify the
funding of the operational costs of the hospital and the increased educational costs associated with doubling the medical school
enrolment. They also urged the provincial
government to seek the release of any funds
designated for British Columbia remaining in
the federal Health Resources Fund, exclusive of any federal matching funds committed for the proposed hospital.
Radio-journalist Jack Webster (above,
right) was guest speaker at a sell-out Young
Alumni Club dinner. Summer YACs are
gathering Thursdays and Fridays at Cecil
Green Park, 8:30 to midnight and have more
special activities planned - hikes,
barbecues, sports-Plan to join them.
In supporting the proposal the association
took special note of the cooperation being
extended between the university and the
affiliated hospitals for this rapid expansion of
health sciences education.
Commenting on the proposed expansion of
UBC health sciences teaching facilities,
alumni past president Kenneth L. Brawner
said, "I am very pleased that the provincial
government has made this move. The campus already has many of the components of a
superb health sciences centre. With the new
teaching hospital, UBC's health sciences
centre will move into the front ranks of integrated health sciences teaching, training and
research. Equally important is that there will
now be funds, faculty and space to give many
more B.C. students access to medical training. In the past, many highly qualified and
motivated students were turned away as a
result of the restricted class size."
Reunion Days Cometh:
Class of f26 Celebrates
It's 50 years since the members of the Class
of '26 received UBC's blessing and went
their individual ways. And what a half century it has been to quote the class letter.
"Away back then few of us had cars, few had
travelled by air, radio had just mover! from
crystals to heterodynes (whatever they are),
TV had not yet blossomed (thank Goii) and
the market was getting ready to crash. Since
then we have had a depression, a war, a
boom and a socialist government in B.C." —
a nutshell class history. And there w 11 be
many more stories and reminiscence exchanged during their reunion weekend August 6 and 7.
A busy  committee  headed  by  Lenora
Irwin Odium, has made plans for a UB'  Fa-
22 ;president Dr. Douglas Kenny was
ill; installed as honorary president of
"iglutnni association at the annual alumni
tpn sident's dinner in April. (Right)
\u tion president Kenneth Brawner
min-oduced Dr. Kenny to the gathering.
Cub dinner,followed the next day with
afte! .soon reception at the Odium home in
Vancouver. The class of '26 is the last
of UBC's Great Trekkers to celebrate
fiftieth anniversary and they plan to
it Ligood one.
Reunion calls are also out for all those in
yeirs ending in " 1" or "6" for a reunion
Saturday, October 23. One exception is
Class of '31. They'll be getting together
Saturday, November 6. If you'd like to help
with the planning or just like more information, contact the alumni office, 6251 Cecil
Green Park Road, Vancouver V6T 1A6
Olympics Goal
for UBC Athletes
UBC will be there when they light Montreal's
Olympic flame in July.
Graduates, students and former students
in at least five sports  are training hard for
those coveted positions on the Canadian
In women's basketball five UBC athletes
are on the team — captain Joanne Sargent,
BPE'73,Bev Barnes, BPE'73, student Carol
Turney and former students Liz Silcott and
Bev Bland. Our sole representative in men's
basketball is Derek Sankey, BA'71, who is in
grad studies at UBC.
The field hockey contingent is a large one
under manager Victor Warren, BA'60. Current Thunderbirds on the team are Toby
Fisher, Michael Mouat, Peter James, Kelvin
Wood, Dave Bissett, Doug Pready and Reg
Plummer. Captain Alan Hobkirk, BA'74,
leads the alumni group of Lee Wright,
BPE'66, Lance Carey, BA'69 and Anthony
Schouten, BA'70.
Nine UBC athletes are headed for the
Olympic trials in track and field: Thelma
Fynn Wright, BPE'73; Brenda Eisler,
BPE'74; William Smart, LLB'75; students
Patty Laverock, Sheila Currie and Rick Cuttell and former students Debbie Brill, John
Beers and Tom Howard.
A strong UBC presence in women's volleyball is assured with Elizabeth Baxter,
BPE"\ captain of a team that includes
Caioi*- Jishop, BPE'73, student Audrey Van
dei V, i len and former students Claire Lloyd
dndR 'paraDalton.
Ag brought Canada one of its few
c gold medals when Thunderbirds
ickson, MPE'67 and George Hunger-
V65, LLB'68 won in the pairs com-
in Tokyo in 1964. Jackson is now
'he federal athletics development
, Game Plan. The UBC rowers are
icsented on this Olympic team under
un Roaf, BA'69. They are Ian Gor-
'Jom'73, Robert Glenn Battersby,
'. student Sandy Manson and former
' Greg Hood, Jim Henniger and Al
A new addition to Olympic compe-
va omen's rowing and Joy Ward Fera,
a member of the alumni board of
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Alumni in Kamloops and Edmonton
welcomed Dr. Erich Vogt, UBC
vice-president for faculty and student affairs
and James Denholme (right) the new alumni
association president to branches events in
Two distinguished British Columbians
were honored at the alumni annual dinner,
April 20. (Below) Dr. Harry Warren, was
presented with the alumni award of
distinction in recognition of his
contributions to science, medicine and
athletics. He chats with his daughter,
Charlotte, alumni vice-president. (Bottom)
Ken and Maureen Brawner congratulate
noted Haida artist Bill Reid who was named
an honorary life member of the association.
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first representatives in the event.
In other rowing news, alumni in England
will have their own team to cheer for at this
summer's Royal Henley Regatta. The Vancouver Rowing Club/UBC Thunderbird
Eights, cox and two spares, who will row in
the Pairs and coach Rod Bell-Irving, BSc'73,
will spend three weeks in England competing in several regattas. It is the first time since
1955 that a VRC/UBC crew has entered the
Henley Regatta. The Pairs will be using one
of the new Pocock shells which has been
shipped to England — the Eights shell was
too big for the plane, so they'll be using one
loaned from Ridley College. The Seattle firm,
founded by the late George Pocock, has built
several of UBC's shells.
So watch for those UBC colors on the
Thames and UBC athletes in Montreal.
Trawel Program
Where are you spending your next vacation?
How about a Viking Adventure? A Mediterranean cruise? A weekend on Long Beach?
Or there's even an immersion course in outdoors survival. And where do you find all
this? Through your own UBC Alumni Travel
This program is moving off in all directions
and has ideas and plans to suit almost every
Everything you need to know about living
in the bush is one way to describe the Strath-
cona Park Lodge Mountain Adventure, Au-
adults 1
gust 15 to 21. Jim Boulding, BPf
course director, has designed the c<
include everything from basic sui
very important — to dining out cn
plants and finding your way home
mountain. The lodge is located o-
Lake, Vancouver Island. The counv
costs $150 per person, is restricted t
If the rolling Pacific surf of Lon
sounds inviting,consider a weekend
kaninnish Inn. Built on the beach,
only hotel within the bounds of Pat
National Park and is an experience
We have reserved the inn for alur
tember 17, 18 and 19. Two plans ar
ble, two days and three days. The
reasonable, starting at $60, doub'
pancy and include dinner on your an;
breakfast on your last day and all •
Our Viking Adventure tour
leaves in late June,is sold out but c«. ssidera
luxurious Mediterranean cruise, Ociober20
to November 3. If something more exotic is
required there is always the Club Med in
Tahiti. An excursion is planned for spring '77,
And if you are already planning tor next
winter's holiday there is Hawaii in December
or Disneyland and San Diego. Two special
spring Hawaii trips are planned to coincide
with the school spring break and Easter. Orif
the idea of sun-and-palm-trees-in-winter
leaves you cold,try out the cross-country ski
trip scheduled for February '77.
Brochures and complete details on all the
UBC Alumni Travel programs are available
from the alumni office, 6251 Cecil Green Park
Road, Vancouver V6T 1A6 (228-3313).
Suggestions for future programs gladly received. □
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Departing Vancouver/Seattle on Oct. 2(1,1976
Carefree days await you on
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It will be an unforgettable holiday, whether
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Fifty years of studying physical geography in
the field show to good advantage in The Work
if the River: A Critical Study of the Central
ispects of Geomorphogeny, recently published by Colin H. Crickmay, BA'22, (PhD,
Leyland Stanford Junior). In a review, Na-
magazine said it was "as beneficial as a
of vitamin C after a long season of
hibernation"... .A man who has often had the
magic touch with losing enterprises such as
the B.C. Lions football team, Clayton B.
(Slim) Delbridge, BA'28, has retired from the
chair of the board of the Sun Publishing Co.
health prompted him to decline a fifteenth
term as a director. His successor is Ronald L.
Cliff, BCom'49, who also chairs the boards
of Inland Natural Gas and Wescorp Industries among others. He is father of world
class swimmer Leslie Cliff who is in training
for this year's Olympics.
The colloquialism, "you bug me", could
well become an admission of guilt, should
live bugs ever come to be used in the detection of narcotics smugglers. Such a proposal
has been advanced by Robert H. Wright,
BA'28, MSc'30, (PhD, McGill), an internationally known research scientist now retired
from the B.C. Research Council, who has
studied insect olfaction. What he has in mind
is the development of fruit fly mutants which
would be attracted to the smell of narcotics
and which would be considerably cheaper
than trained sniffer dogs Robert W.
Keyserlingk, BA'29, author of Fathers of
Europe, was in Vancouver at Easter researching a new book at UBC's Asian studies
department, which will compare the
economic and political situations of the Far
East and the West over the past 18 years. He
has recently retired from the company he
founded, Palm Publishing of Montreal....B.C. historian Margaret Ormsby,
BA'29, MA'31, DLit'74, (PhD, Bryn Mawr),
(LLD, Manitoba), a UBC teacher for'31
years and history department head from 1965
to 1974, receives an honorary doctor of laws
degree at the University of Victoria this
The for.ner executive director of the Science
Council of Canada and a former president of
Simon Fraser University, Patrick
McTaggart-Cowan, BA'33, (BA, Oxford),
DSc'6l has received his sixth honorary de-
!>reefr><m a Canadian university, this time a
u$cfro;n New Brunswick....After a 35-year
involvement with Cominco projects at Pine
Point Mines, Fording Coal, Cominco Potash
andthe Pinchi Lake mercury mine, J.V. (Vic)
Evelyn Story Lett
"I'm willing to do this because I want
publicity for Brock House" says the no-
nonsense Evelyn Story Lett, BA'17,
MA'26, LLD'58, when asked for a
Chronicle interview. Her tone of voice
indicates she means business.
Despite her approaching 80th birthday
she shows no signs of slowing down. For
years she's been involved in work for the
YWCA, Community Chest, United Appeal, the Women's Auxiliary to the Vancouver General Hospital, the Canadian
Federation of University Women, the
United Church and countless committees
and groups on UBC's campus.
And she's still up to her neck in it and
obviously enjoying it. She's up at the
crack of dawn these days raising funds to
convert Brock House, a beautiful, old
tudor-style mansion on Locarno beach,
into a senior citizens' activity center. The
house, built about 1912, belonged for a
long time to UBC's first dean of science,
Reginald Brock, then changed hands several times and was finally given to the city
by the federal government in exchange
for downtown property. The city planned
to demolish the house.
Evelyn Lett knew the Brocks personally when they lived in the house and
"couldn't bear to think of that house
being torn down", and so the Brock
House Society, a group of concerned
local residents, gained an enthusiastic
and tireless advocate.
"I think I like to feel that what has
potential usefulness is being used. I'm
basically Scottish in my outlook that
way....Secondly I like to feel that people
are living to their potential and that some
facilities are provided to help them with
that," she says. "I'm in the age group
where I realize how many older people
haven't the opportunity for living a full
and normal life." The proposed centre
will be a one-of-its-kind in Vancouver, a
place where senior citizens from the immediate area and from throughout the
city can converge for social events and to
use such facilities as a bowling green, a
shuffle board court, perhaps a croquet
court, an arts and crafts room, a library
and machinery workshop. According to
regulations imposed by the city, Brock
House must provide a dining room on its
main floor open to the general public. The
only other such center that Evelyn Lett
knows of is Silver Harbour Manor in
North Vancouver.
"I'm happier because I've usually been
involved in projects beyond myself," she
says, "and I think that is one thing that
more and more senior citizens are realizing — though they have passed 65, they
still have lots of energy and resources left
and it isn't enough to use it to amuse
themselves. They have to channel it into
useful purposes and I think one of the
frustrations that senior citizens feel is that
they don't have too many channels in
which they can use themselves." Much of
the planning and direction of the center's
programs will be undertaken by the
members themselves.
The target of the current fund drive is
$400,000, which must be raised by the end
of July, 1976. This should cover the
necessary renovations. The police were
using the site as rest headquarters during
Habitat, a reassuring solution to the vandalism problem which had already seen
the beautiful staircase balustrade disappear from inside the boarded up mansion,
walls marked and a mirror over the fireplace smashed.
Brock House is open to the general
public every Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4
p.m., and memberships are being sold for
a token $1, in order that the society will
know who to contact when the center is
ready for use.
Despite her active support of the society, Evelyn Lett still has time for her own
interests. She takes university credit
courses every year. When she started taking courses following the death of her
husband, Chief Justice Sherwood Lett,
BA'16, (BA.Oxon.), LLD'45, 12 years
ago, she says, "At first I thought, I'm not
going to be able to handle this. But the
more I went, I got back into the groove
and it just proved to me that your original
potential doesn't have to deteriorate if
you keep it in use. You forget certain
things, but basically you can grasp and
cope." Barbara Smith
25 Plan Next Winter's
Summer Holiday
How about Disneyland or San
Diego this Christmas? The
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soon as space will be limited.
Cross country skifers, keep
February free for our "fresh air
week." Or wait til March 5 and
escape blustery B.C. for Tahiti
and the fabulous Club
Official Vancouver agent for UBC
Alumni Travel Program is
4439 West 10th Ave.
Information: UBC Alumni Association   228-3313
Rogers, BASc'33, is retiring as manager of
engineering. At one time a member of UBC's
senate, he and his wife plan to move to
Sooke....William Arthur Schultz, BCom'33,
BA'34, has been appointed to the bench of
the B.C. Supreme Court. He was chief judge
of the Vancouver county court.
A program of therapy for the alcoholic,
including medical, physical, psychological
and emotional care and the re-education of
not only the alcoholic but also his family,
employer and friends has been proven very
effective since its introduction last year by
Helen Chang, BA'36, MA'42, (MA, Carolina), director of Pasadena's Alcoholism
Centre. She stresses personal choice and
personal relationships....Also retiring is
Laurence J. Nicholson, BA'33, BASc'34,
whose 41-year Cominco career began in the
smelteryard gang. He was instrumental in-
amalgamating reclamation, industrial
hygiene and waste control into the one function of environmental control.... Antigua will
be a welcome change for J. Gilmore McLellan, BASc'36, who has left a Montreal engineering firm to organize the Antigua Public
Utilities Authority for C.I.D.A.... Skies are
clearly sunny for Warren L. Godson, BA'39,
MA'41, (MA, PhD, Toronto), the first Canadian to win an International Meteorological
Organization prize for weather research and
international co-operation. He is director-
genera! of atmospheric research with Environment Canada.
Labor consultant Donald G. Pyle, BA'40, has
Vic Rogers
moved up from part time to per.nnnent
member of the Public Service Staff Relations
Board, which is being enlarged and rebuilt in
accordance with the recommendations of a
parliamentary committee....The danger of a
"ghetto mentality" growing up among Christians seeking personal salvation at the expense of world reality is of prime concern to
Edward W. Scott, BA'40, Anglican Primate
of Canada, who was recently elected moderator of the central committee of the World
Council of Churches at its assembly in
Nairobi, Kenya. During a recent Victoria
stop over, he stressed that Christians should
"think in world terms."
Following the retirement of Raymond E.
Foster, BA'42,. BSF'43, (PhD, Toronto), as
director of the Western Forest Products
Laboratory, Robert W. Kennedy, (BSc,
Syracuse), MF'55, (PhD, Yale), has been
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.-tor. Kennedy joined the laboratory
ago and formerly taught wood
\y at UBC and the University of
Evans was engaged in wood
and research management in in-
abs before joining W.F.P.L. four
learsaf >'....Basking again in the warmth of
laine k'spitality is Woodward's new vice-
residen of Alberta operations, John O.
lack) Moxon, BCom'42. He previously
worked two years with the company in Vancouver .s vice-president of personnel, 10
,arsvwh the Calgary operation, and spent
jne time with the West Vancouver store.
A recognized authority on natural resources and author of numerous publications
on plant ecology and range research, Alastair
Mclean, BSA'44, (MSc, Utah State), (PhD,
fash. State), has been cited by an international range management society at a meeting in Nebraska, for "distinguished service
as a research scientist and educator, and for
his contribution to natural resource programs." He is director of Agriculture Canada's research station in Kamloops....New
president of Stelco is the former executive
vice-president Jofra Dykes Allan, BASc'47,
3 has been with the company 29 years in
operating and marketing divisions....The
director of B.C.'s environment and land use
committee secretariat, Alistair D. Crerar,
BA'48, MA'51, a nationally known
economic resource planner, will now attempt
to revitalize the Atlantic fishery for the federal government as part of a two-year
"executive exchange" with Ottawa. The
E.L.U.C. committee studied means of
minimizing environmental damage while developing resources.
Along time employee with Texasgulf Inc.,
Walter Holyk, BASc'49, (PhD, MIT), has
resigned as senior vice-president, for health
reasons. He will continue to'work on special
assignments....A special 75th birthday
celebration for their mother drew the Plant
family together from as far away as New
York and Pasadena to their family home in
Vancouver. Attending were sons Paul S.
Flint,'BA'49, a former president of the UBC
fflumni Association, and also a former
member of both UBC's senate and board of
governors, who is executive vice-president
ofthe wholesale lumber firm his father established; Albert C. Plant, BCom'55, president
ofthe Consumers Merchandizing Association in Toronto;and Keith Plant, BASc'61,
with Memorex in California; and sisters Elva
Plant Reid, BA'52, MEd'70, of Pasadena and Sandra Plant Gilmor, BA'64,
of New York.
One of those   arrested   by   the   government in Ethiopia in the early spring was the
governor of the national bank ofthe country,
Tafan-s Deguefe, BCom'50, LLD'74, who
has worked for that bank since 1951 except
for two years when he served as director
general of civil aviation for the Imperial
Ethiopian government.  He has been involved with the Ethiopian Chamber of
Commerce, the Ethiopian Youth Service, the
^ Red Cross and many financial and industrial
r; enterprises in the country. Estimates ofthe
:;i nurnbe; of arrests at the time ranged from 150
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A Postie's Lot-
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A Happy One - -.
Specially when he totes
mountains of ASumni Unknowns...
So if you're changing
your name, address or
life style... let us know...
and put a twinkle back
in our postie's eye.
Enclose your Chronicle
mailing label. If we have
your postal code wrong,
please correct us.
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27 to 2,000. A New York Times article quoted a
diplomat as saying, "The arrest ofthe governor ofthe national bank...came as a particular surprise. He was regarded highly by many
diplomats and foreign businessmen as
efficient and capable...People are very nervous who work in or close to the government
or used to. If the bank's governor can be
arrested, then, they think, we all can." De-
guefe's wife is Laurie Paterson Deguefe,
BA'49, a geographer who taught in Ethiopia
before her marriage.
The president of Weyerhaeuser Canada
Ltd., David L. Mclnnes, BSF'53, has been
made chief executive officer....And there
have been top management changes at Du
Pont also, which have placed Douglas F. Williamson, BASc'55, as manager ofthe polyester division....A former associate professor
in UBC's medical faculty who conducted research on the effects of drugs on the human
brain, and who has more recently headed
pharmacology at the University of Ottawa,
has been appointed director ofthe UN division of narcotic drugs. George McDonald
Ling, MA'57, PhD'60, is head of the drug
dependence program in the World Health
Organization office of mental health in Gene-
A man whose diligence and concern led to
the establishment of the Creston Wildlife
Management area, and who has worked
more recently for the preservation of the
West Kootenay's best deer winter feeding
area from B.C. Hydro encroachment, Gordon Frew, BEd'61, (MEd, Wash. State), has
been named "Conservation Man of the
Year" by the Trail Wildlife Association.
Frew, an elementary school teacher who has
hiked and hunted throughout the Kootenays
ail his life, also fought for the preservation of
wildlife and fishing during the Columbia
River Treaty negotiations and helped bring
about the establishment of the Meadow
Creek artificial spawning beds....Back from
David IVIclnnes
a 14 month stretch as secretary general ofthe
Australian Council of Social Service, during
which time he was Australia's delegate to the
17th International Conference on Social Welfare in Nairobi, Edward J. Pennington, (BA,
McMaster), BSW'61, MSW'62, has recently
taken over as executive director ofthe Social
Planning Council of Toronto.
Recently appointed principal of the new
Willoughby secondary school, J. Michael
Baker, BSc'63, MEd'72, should feel right at
home. He once attended Langley secondary
school and was valedictorian back in
'59....Responsibility for co-ordinating the
two-year career and technological programs
at B.C.'s community colleges and B.C.I.T.
has landed on Dean S. Goard, BEd'63,
MA'68, new director of career programs with
the department of education....Telling you
every Saturday in the Vancouver Sun how to
spend "Your Money", has won Mike Grenby, BA'63, some money, $450 to be exact,
from the business writing awards program of
the Toronto Press Club and the Royal Bank
of Canada....For several years associated
with a mortgage banking company, Peter F.
McPherson, BCom'63, will now utilize his
expertise in real estate finance as vice-
president of First City Investments....Recognizing that cheap energy sources are a
Sumoier Camp for Boys and Girls, 6-16
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Sailing, canoeing, riding, tennis,
music, creative arts and trips.
Individual choice program.
Emphasis on growth & self-confidence.
Camp Directors - John & Leslie Clark
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Washington 98243 (206) 376-2277
For information in Vancouver
call 263-4526 or 261-6810
Gary Mullins
thing ofthe past will be an important consid
eration for George M. Peter, BA'63, MA'68
co-ordinator of the formation of Metro To
ronto's planning policy for the next 2.5 years
He previously spent four years helping pla
Vancouver's downtown area.
New provincial court judge is former reg
ional crown counsel for the Fraser Valley
Darragh     Vamplew,     (BA,     McG
LLB'63...A program analyst involved in in
vestigating northern development as it re
lates to the territorial governments, thf
Northern Canada Power Commission
the departments of agriculture and regiona   L'j
economic expansion, Gary E. Mullins
BA'64, MA'70, is now assistant commis
sioner ofthe Northwest Territories, based ii
Yellowknife.... In the process of developing
"Gene Bank" for Ethiopia, Hans-HenninJOi
Mundel, BSc'64, (MSc, California), (PhD
Manitoba), is at the present time in Germany
For the past two years he worked at Njon
research station in Kenya....Foreman of thi
health unit at the Metropolitan Toronto zoo
John T. Hulley, BSc'66.
Four dead and wounded motorcyclists
victims of a guerilla attack, confronted Doug
las Plumsteel, BA'67, and his wife when they
were driving along a Rhodesian highway
the South Africa border in April. Plumsteel
coolly stopped, opened fire at the hidden at
tackers on either side of the road and drove
them off. The regional manager for Pepsi
Cola in Johannesburg, he has lived in South
Africa for five years....What pleasanter way
of spending a year off from developing water
pollution regulations for Environment
Canada than relaxing on the beaches of
Hawaii. A. Robert Ballantyne, BASc'69, will
also be spending some time working on an
MBA in international trade and finance at the
University of Hawaii....Those who lack true
social power often seek a supernatural alter
native, according to political scientist Dr.
Fera A.R. Miller, BA'69, (MA, Yale), ofthe
University of Waterloo, who draws a parallel
between George Bernard Shaw's "Saint
Joan" and the infatuation of some members
of N
Mike Sochowski. . .Once
yoy learn to pronounce
it you'll know why he's
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28 William Johnston
0f Montreal's women's movement with
Hoping for implementation of the Berger
Commission recommendations regarding
battered children and more judges and court
rooms, is Trudl L. Brown, BA'70, LLB'73,
the only woman prosecutor in the family
court of B.C....During the hostage-taking incident at Wilkinson Road jail in Victoria in
the early spring, Douglas Christie, LLB'70,
was able to guide the affair to a peaceful
conclusion after a critical all night vigil inside
the jail during which he played ping pong
with the inmates to try to ease the tension.
The inmates chose him as the go-between in
their protest over prison conditions, because
they had heard he was fair....Ms. Mills accompanies Donald M. Mills', BLS'71,
MLS'72, wherever he goes these days and
knows just how to tune children in. She is a
liberated librarian puppet and he is children's
work co-ordinator for the Cariboo-
Thompson-Nicola library system. He has established puppet theatres in all 40 libraries in
the system, which premier a new show every
month introducing books to children.
During a recent governmental tour of China, preparing the way for an official visit by
the Canadian minister of trade and commerce, William W. Johnston, BA'72, often
found the private car in which he was travelling surrounded by throngs of applauding
Chinese who mistook his party for that ofthe
holidaying Richard Nixon....B.C. Premier
Bill Bennett's former administrative assistant, Doug Strongitharm, LLB'73, has been
named executive assistant to attorney-
general Garde Gardom, BA'49, LLB'49.... A
self-help, low cost housing idea using prefabricated structural elements, the brain wave of
Brace E. Fairbairn, BSc'70, and Charles
Haynes, BArch'74,(Chronicle, Summer '75)
will have a hearing at Habitat Forum, the
non-governmental part ofthe UN conference
on human settlements in Vancouver. A self-
help house was erected at the Jericho site of
the forum in one weekend to prove it could be
While competing in the Long Beach International Karate championships last year, a
chance combination of circumstances
brought Vancouver's Alex K.C. Kwok,
BSc'74, to the attention of Warner Brothers
who were searching for a lead actor to por
tray the life of Hong Kong streetfighter Bruce
Lee. Kwok's superb martial arts skills, acting ability and resemblance to Lee won him
the job over more than a thousand others
who had auditioned for the part. Waiting for
the film to get moving, Kwok is teaching
kung-fu at the Strathcona Community Centre
and UBC.
Chapco - Hunter. Dr. William Chapco to
Ellen J. Hunter, BA'68, PhD'75, December
23, 1975 in Regina....Killeen - White. Paul
Fredric Killeen, BPE'67, to Judith Aileen
White, BEd'67, June 21, 1975 in Vancouver....Lackey - Moody. Stephen Paul
Lackey to Janet Louise Moody, BA'68,
MA'74, June 28, 1975 in Vancouver.
Ltd U LnJ
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Deeding, LLB'71, a
son, Matthew Chad, December 31, 1975 in
North Vancouver....Mr. and Mrs. Wayne
Guinn, BA'70, LLB'73, a daughter, Gillian
Ann, October 1, 1975 in Vancouver....Mr.
and Mrs. William R. Hibbard, BA'65,
LLB'71, (Margaret E. McFarland, BA'67), a
daughter, Christine Elizabeth, October 1,
1975 in Prince George... .Mr. and Mrs. Ernest
R. Levesque, MA'74, a son, Gabriel William,
December 30, 1975 in Trail....Mr. and Mrs.
Markus John Mikulec, BEd'67, (Barbara
Landels, BEd'69), a son, David Graham,
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1976 with Dean and  Mrs.
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March 5, 1976 in Surrey....Mr. and Mrs.
Voshiaki Okiia, PhD'70, (Gillian Snead,
BA'66), a son, Gen, February 29, 1976 in St.
Catharines, Ont....Mr. and Mrs. F. Roger M.
Pryke, BA'68, LLB'71,(Sylvia Jean Welock,
BEd'71), a son, John Graham Martin, December 29, 1975 in Richmond.-...Mr. and
Mrs. John E. Sample, BSc'69, (Eve Baillie,
BSc'69), a son, Barton Kirby, March 6, 1976
in New Westminster....Mr. and Mrs. Gary
Smirfiti, BASc'72, (Carla Kathleen,
BSc'72), a daughter, April Dawn, March 29,
1976 in Abbotsford, B.C.
John Lake Keays, BA'41, BASc'41,
MASc'42, (PhD, McGill), March, 1976 in
Vancouver. One of Canada's foremost researchers in the logging and wood processing
industries and author of many widely circulated technical papers, he was head of the
fibre and pulp section ofthe Western Forest
Products Laboratory at UBC since 1967.
Previously he was superintendent of research development of Powell River Co. during which time he successfully pioneered research for a noise abatement program. He
later became research director of MacMillan
Bloedel when the companies merged. He is
survived by his wife, Effie Morris Keays,
BA'39, MSW'63, two sons and two
Bruce Alexander Lee, BA'54 (LLB,
Dalhousie), September, 1975 in Toronto. He
is survived by his wife Joan Fitzpatrick Lee,
BA'59, (MSW, University of Toronto), three
sons and a daughter.
Joseph Francis Morgan, BA'41, BSA'41,
MSA'42 (PhD, Toronto), May, 1976 in Saskatoon. An internationally known
biochemist and cancer researcher, in the
1950s he developed the medium in which the
Salk anti-polio vaccine was produced and
thus made possible mass production of that
vaccine. More recently he discovered that
mice injected with cancerous cells from tissue cultures could be immunized against ascites tumors, an important advance in the
cancer battle. At UBC he won the Wilfrid
Sadler Memorial Gold Medal as the outstanding agriculture graduate; he was a fellow of
the Royal Society of Canada; and in 1970 was
president of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists. He was a professor of
biochemistry, head of the cancer research
department and acting head ofthe microbiology department at the University of Saskatchewan. He is survived by his wife, two
daughters and four sons.
James Douglas Muir, BCom'58, (MBA,
California), (PhD, Cornell), suddenly in
May, 1976. He was about to assume duties as
the new dean of business administration and
commerce at the University of Alberta. He
had previously served as dean of commerce
at the University of Nairobi for three years.
He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.
Margaret Agnes Darner Oram, BA'20, (SB,
Simmons), January, 1976 in Menlo Park,
California. A naturalist and the widow of
former Menlo Park mayor Charles John
Oram, she established a nature library at
Crofton House, Vancouver, which she maintained for 25 years. She was active in the Red
Cross and the American Women's Voluntary
Services during the war. She is survived by
two sons and three grandchildren. D
More News
will be Good News
1 have been intending to write to
some time concerning the content
Chronicle. Even though I live only 1
from the university, the Chronicle is\
my only source of news about UBt
often disappointed that the magazi
not contain more information con
what has actually gone on at the univi sityij
the preceding months. Instead, it of! nconl
tains articles that, although of gen al m|
terest, are not specific to the umver y ard
can be read in many other magazine
Let me be specific by referring   o
Spring 1976 edition. The article ' A M ttet c
Responsibility" has very little to do v th |
university, except as some university
might be involved. "Food For Th0.   h»
somewhat more germane since it dt  s de 1
scribe research being done at the univ ersity j
Book reviews such as "Explorers In A i
Travelled Land," are also not what 1 lookt
the Chronicle to cover.
The best articles in the Spring edition'
"Giving: A UBC Tradition" and "A Vic
Presidential Portfolio." In particular, thel
ter article is very much what I would like ti
see in the magazine. The article on Bs
probably belongs, but does concern,
reasonably narrow subject. However,
balance, I think it is appropriate. The de-l
partments, News, Spotlight and Comments,!
are generally excellent. However, I would!
like to see "News" expanded. The Commentj
on Gordon Shrum was very interesting.
I am always curious as to how the Thrnil
derbirds are doing in different sports. Rarely!
does the Chronicle tell me anything about!
athletic activities. Also, there is very little on |
drama and music.
If I were to attempt to summarize rayl
wishes, I guess it would be to say that I would!
prefer more "news" about the university-j
its activities and personalities—and fewerar-f
tides on subjects having little relationship!
with the university, except as a member of |
the faculty might be involved with them.
Gary Corbett, BCom '581
Seattle, Washington!
Chronicle editorial policy is to carry material I
that is of interest to alumni, the university I
and the community at large. Among the ol)-l
jectives ofthe association in publishing lht\
Chronicle are that it is to further its members
awareness ofthe activities and achievements
of UBC and the challenges the unh ersin
faces and to inform alumni of developments^
in higher education.
In the recent past most university ne\:'shas\
been circulated to alumni by UBC Reports, j
the university administration's frequevU
campus publication. As of last Decanbul
that publication moved to a weekl. on-\
campus distribution schedule, with li nitdl
off-campus circulation. By way of an i \pc*
iment in keeping the alumni in touch »"'{
current campus events the staff of UB ' Rt I
portshave prepared a special alumni ec, tion I
which is carried as an insert in this is1 ";()'l
the Chronicle. -Ed. □


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