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alumni
chronicle
Volume 36, Number 1, Spring 82
UBC Seen
Alumni and Campus News
8
Board of Management Elections
11
Election Ballots
12
Memories of Sopron
Twenty-five Years After Exile
Dianne Longson
16
Now Hear This. . .
UBC's School of Audiology and
Speech Sciences
Joy Bradbury
18
Fun, Games and Damned
Hard Work
That's what Rehabilitation Medicine
is made of. . .
Daphne Gray-Grant
22
Limp In, Jog Out
Sports Medicine is Up and Running
Tim Padmore
24
Spotlight
30
Letters
EDITOR Susan Jamieson MeLarnon, BA'65
EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Anne MacLachlan
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Sue Riley
COVER Every year UBC's Sopron students
marched, usually in the rain, to the War
Memorial Gym, where a wreath was laid in
memory of those who died during the Hungarian
Uprising. The trees, courtesy B.C. Ministry of
Forests.
EDITORIAL COMMITTEE: Nancy Woo,
BA'69, Chair; Virginia Beirnes, LLB'49; Marcia
Boyd, MA'75; Peter Jones; Murray McMillan,
LLB'81; Margaret Burr, BMus'64; Nick
Omelusik, BA'64, BLS'66; Bel Nemetz, BA'35;
David Richardson, BCom'71; John Schoutsen,
Robert Smith, BCom '68, MBA'71; El Jean
Wilson, MFA'81.
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UBC Seen
UBC president, Douglas T. Kenny
Presidential
Search
Committee Struck
The UBC board of governors has established
a broadly based committee to advise on
suitable candidates to succeed Douglas T.
Kenny, who retires as UBC president June
30, 1983.
President Kenny became UBC's chief
executive officer on July 1, 1975. In 1978,
two years before his five-year contract as
president was to expire, Dr. Kenny
reluctantly agreed to a three-year extension
to June 30, 1983, under the proviso that
there would be no further extensions of the
contract.
Dr. Leslie Peterson, Q.C, chairman of
the board of governors, said: "Douglas
Kenny is truly one of the most dedicated
people ever to serve the university, who has
set a very high standard of excellence. He
has made an extra ordinary contribution to
the enrichment of the quality of education
at UBC through his overriding insistence on
excellence in teaching and research and his
strong belief in high admission standards to
the university.
"During his tenure as president of UBC
Dr. Kenny has rigorously pursued his goal
of leading the university to its current
preeminence among Canadian institutions
of higher learning and its establishment as a
university of world stature.
He will continue to serve with the full
confidence and support of the board of
governors, until his successor assumes
office."
Continued page 4...
President's Message -
What the Financial
Crunch Means -
to Alumni
Retrenchment. It's probably among the most
used - and least liked words in the university
vocabulary. To a very large extent
universities are dependent upon government
funding. And these grants are no longer
keeping up with inflation or covering the
same proportion of costs. What this means
at UBC is some drastic cutting of expenses.
Some cuts are in the academic areas (the
president's advisory committee on
retrenchment suggested a half million
dollar reduction in the arts faculty budget)
but many more are in the non-academic
areas.
In the 1930s UBC let the grass grow on
the Main Mall - because it couldn't afford to
cut it - and the UBC dairy herd grazed in
peace. In 1982 the effect of the budget
slashing may not be as noticeable to the
casual observer, but they are much more
serious. Continuing education, the
botanical garden and the alumni association
have all had large reductions made in their
operating grants from the university.
The alumni association received in 1981-82
$ 553,210 in the form of a board of governors
grant. This money is used to maintain the
university graduate records, to raise funds, to
run programs such as reunions, division
and student activities and to publish the
Chronicle. We have been told that next
year our current grant total will be reduced
by $76,000.
The executive and board of management
have agreed that the funding priority
should go to the records section and the
fund raising activities with alumni
programs and communications absorbing the
decrease. In practical terms this means
staff reductions and in the case of the
Chronicle perhaps a radical departure from
previous practice. The communications
committee is currently studying a variety of
alternatives.
The next time you hear from UBC it will
probably be evident what their choice was.
But I hope you will also make a choice
- to make your personal support for UBC
known. If you haven't contributed to the
alumni fund before, this is the year to make
your presence felt. If you are a regular
contributor, please know that your gift is
sincerely appreciated.
Robert Smith
President, 1981-82
Chronicle/Spring 1982 3 Alumni
Annual Meeting
Official Notice
Notice is hereby given that the
Annual Meeting of the UBC
Alumni Association will be held at
the hour of 8:00 p.m. on
Thursday, May 20, 1982 at Cecil
Green Park, 6251 Cecil Green
Park Road, Vancouver, B.C.
Some amendments to the
association's by-laws will be
presented. Details are available
from the Executive Director's
office.
For further information call the
Alumni Office, 228-3313.
Peter Jones
Executive Director
And, Please Come for
Dinner. . .
Plan on making an evening of it
and take advantage of the
informal dinner that will be
available prior to the meeting
($10.00/person). Reception
from 6:00 p.m. (no-host bar),
dinner at 6:30 p.m. Reservations
for dinner are essential. To
make yours, call the Alumni
office.
Presidential Search. . . trom p. 3
The search committee is composed of the
chancellor (chair), four members of the
board of governors, three members of senate
(elected by senate), four faculty members
(elected by the joint faculties), three deans
(chosen by the committee of academic
deans), four students (an AMS executive,
two undergraduates and one graduate
student), three alumni (appointed by the
association board of management) and one
member of the non-academic administration.
The committee is to adopt selection
criteria and to recommend a short list of
candidates to the staff committee of the
board of governors. Under the Universities
Act the board has the reponsibility for
appointment of the president. While the
selection criteria is a matter for the
committee to consider the board of
governors does wish to appoint a Canadian
who is highly regarded in his or her
academic discipline.
Vice-president, Grant Burnyeat, Patricia
Fulton, a convocation senator and Harold
Halvorson, association treasurer are the
alumni appointees to the search committee.
The other names were not available at
press time.
4 Chronicle/Spring 1982
Forty years Ago. . .
The university was in the midst of a search
that eventually led in 1943 to the
appointment of Norman Mackenzie as
president. During that search the alumni
association president Bruce Robinson sent a
letter outlining the qualifications the
alumni association felt UBC's presidential
candidate should have:
"We beg leave to submit with respect our
estimate of what should be the qualification
of a candidate for this post.
A. We conceive that is of primary
importance that a president should
have the ability and experience in
management and organization.
Without undue emphasis it is proper to
say that the administration of a
university is a large business in itself.
In these times a person of vision
and enterprise is needed; a person with
a breadth of human understanding
and tolerance. While indeed useful, we
feel that previous experience or
knowledge of a univertsity or
educational organization is not
essential.
B. One of the very important aspects of
any university is its relations with the
public and the society of which is
should form an integral part. A man
able to promote and maintain good
public relations would fill a vital need
in this sphere.
It is also important that a president
should be capable of enlisting the
loyalty and support of the student
body as such, and of the members of
the faculty and staff.
A useful attribute would be a
personal acquaintance with the leaders
in industry, commerce, business and
public life; or an aptitude for
establishing such aquaintances readily.
C. Diverse interest in all branches of the
educational fields is useful and highly
desirable, serving as it would the varied
nature and requirements of the
industry, agriculture and commerce of
our province."
In 1982 the alumni association
president Robert Smith has sent the
same letter to the chancellor
commenting that "the alumni
association believes that these criteria,
so valid in 1943 are still valid forty
years later."
Nominations for the office of
president will be sought by the
committee. Alumni wishing to suggest
candidates are welcome to contact the
executive director, Dr. Peter Jones for
assistance (6251 Cecil Green Park Road,
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5; 228-3313).
A Special Event for
Nanaimo Area Alumni
UBC
Board of Governors
Dinner
Monday, May 3, 1982
Complete information
will be mailed in late March.
Plan now to attend.
A treasure trove of Northwest Coast Indian
art vms on display when the Wesbrook Society
members toured the Museum of Anthropology.
Dr. Beverly Tamboline, representative ofthe
Vancouver Medical Association, inspects a
carving in "The Legacy" exhibit.
The Legacy and the
Wesbrook Society
Frank Wesbrook, UBC's first president,
wanted to build a great university to serve
the people of British Columbia. In a very
real way the Wesbrook Society is part of his
legacy to UBC.
Membership in the alumni association-
sponsored Wesbrook Society honors major
donors to the university. The society
meets annually for dinner with the
university president and participates in other
university events.
In December Wesbrook members were
guests of the Museum of Anthropology for
a preview showing of "The Raven and the
First Man," a documentary film on Bill
Reid's masterwork carving. (The sculpture
was unveiled at the museum by Prince
Charles in 1980.) Following introductions
by museum director Michael Ames and
curator Madeline Rowan there was a tour of
a new exhibition, The Legacy: Continuing
Traditions of Canadian Northwest Coast
Indian Art. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Reid and
Chancellor and Mrs. J.V. Clyne were special
guests.
On February 1 there were 266 Wesbrook
Society members - 123 individuals and 143
corporations and organizations. Together they
have contributed $1,402,000 to UBC in the
current year. Membership in the Wesbrook
society is offered on the basis of an annual
gift to UBC of a least $1000. These gifts can
be directed to a specific project or may be
designated by the donor to be used in the
area of greatest need. For more
information on the Wesbrook Society contact
Allan Holender, Director of the Alumni
Fund, 228-3313 Resources Council
Under Alumni Wing
Throughout its history the University of
British Columbia has been the grateful
recipient of financial support from its
graduates, other individuals, and private
corporations and foundations. Their
donations have financed buildings, funded
research and aided the academic careers of
thousands of students.
Gifts to UBC have been received through
two major channels, the UBC Alumni Fund
which processes donations from UBC
graduates and the University Resources
Council. The university administration
and the alumni association have agreed to an
association proposal that the alumni
association should undertake the
administration of the Resources Council.
The association also agreed to prepare -
within a three year period - a long-term
plan to guide the university's fund-raising
activities in the private sector. The alumni
association became responsible for the
Resources Council on February 1 with
overall direction by Dr. Peter Jones, alumni
association executive director and the
day-to-day responsibilities being handled by
Allan Holender, director of the UBC
Alumni Fund.
The University Resources Council is a
broadly-based community volunteer group
whose function is to advise the university
on private fund-raising programs. "We are
hoping that the Council will become
much more active," said Peter Jones.
"Private funds are an important part of
University resources. The current financial
crunch only underlines how essential these
funds are to the university. The alumni
association has a commitment to support
the university and we're pleased that we are
able to make the Resources Council part of
that commitment."
The Resources Council will be relocated
in the alumni association offices at Cecil
Green Park. (228-3313). The campus
community is encouraged to contact the
Council for advice and assistance in
developing and administering fund-raising
programs.
Keep Those Cards and
Letters Coming In.
"It makes my day when someone sends in
their new address."
That's Cathy Collum of the alumni
records department, where she and Isabel
Galbraith, the supervisor, take a keen
personal interest in keeping UBC's alumni
name and address records accurate. The
90,000 - plus name list is used for the
chancellor and senate elections and for a
wide variety of alumni mailings. The
Universities Act requires that the university
maintain a list of its grads. The alumni
association performs this serivce for UBC.
"We're really pleased when people
remember the alumni office when they are
making out those post office change of
address cards," said Collum. It's one ofthe
post office's very few free services. Why
not use it?
Which brings us to the post office and
its rates. These have gone up. If you don't
wish to receive mail from UBC, tell us.
And the ladies in records will still thank you
for letting them know.
Division Dispatches
According to Michael Partridge, there's a
whole new alumni world out there in the
divisions. Now, a division is a group of
UBC alumni with a common interest - could
be a degree, a diploma, a club, a sport,
almost any type of organization. They all come
together under the umbrella of the
Division Council - and Mike's in the chair.
"We have 14 divisions active at the
moment - and if it really works properly we
should have 50 or 60 some day," he said.
Members of the Division Council have access
to the alumni association services for
organizing events and programs. A recent
well-attended council program was a
seminar on fund-raising led by Allan
Holender, director ofthe alumni fund. The
emphasis was on how-to-do-it-yourself and
the results of a busy afternoon was seen in
the wide variety of impromptu brochures
and TV and radio scripts. . . all designed
to promote the donation of the alumni
dollar.
The Commerce and MBA-MSc divisions,
always among the most active groups, are
planning their annual phonathon for March
8 - and hoping to top their '$2,000 in two
hours' achievement of last year. The
commerce alumni also sponsor a series of
luncheons for commerce students to meet
members of the business community.
Social Work:
Something to Celebrate
There's been rejoicing in the halls at Graham
House, the home of UBC's School of
Social Work.
The reason: the accreditation, last
December, of its new one-year master's
program. George Hougham, who retires as
director this year after 15 years, sees the
accreditation as one of the school's most
significant achievements.
The school is not resting upon its laurels,
though. Future objectives include
providing greater access to degree programs
for employed practitioners throughout the
province, upgrading of faculty and
introduction of a doctoral program.
The school celebrated its 50th birthday on
December 1, 1980. Over 100 grads and
faculty — including Dr. Wesley Topping, Dr.
Leonard March and Dean emerita Helen
Wine, cheese and conversation was on the menu
for Seattle alumni in February. UBC
president Douglas Kenny and Mrs Kenny were
special guests at the event which attracted
nearly 50 grads including Stan Arkley and
Maggie Brewis.
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Chronicle/Spring 1982  5 McCrae were on hand. By all accounts a fine
time was had by all. An observer noted
that there were times that the "joyful
reunions of old friends and colleagues
threatened to drown out the speeches."
One result of that reunion was a
revitalized alumni division. An interim
committee drew up a constitution,
updated the address records and participated
in graduation day open house. Last
November the division held its first annual
meeting with guest speaker Herbert Allard,
BSW'51, senior judge ofthe family and
juvenile court in Calgary. The new
constitution accepted, a board was elected
Immersion in France
The University of Tours in the fabulous
Chateaux Country offers one month
language courses for beginners to advanced students of French. Afternoons
are free to enjoy faculty-conducted excursions in the beautiful Loire Valley,
Brittany, Normandy, etc.
Our low rate includes scheduled return
flights to Paris, university residence
accommodation, most meals, tuition,
group transfers from Paris!
Departures on June 30, July 31 and
August 31.
Inclusive prices from
Toronto, Montreal, Maritimes $1698.00
Western Canada cities $1998.00
Immersion in Spain
One month courses in Spanish at the
Centrode Espanol forbeginning toad-
vanced students of Spanish. To
enhance learning, accommodation is
with a Spanish family and includes
three meals daily. Tuition, transfers
ana return flight to Malaga are also included in this low price.
Departures on June 30, July 31 and
August 31
Inclusive prices from
Toronto, Montreal, Maritimes $1698.00
Western Canada cities $1998.00
Immersion in Germany
One month German language courses
in Bonn, Germany. Details available
upon request.
Toronto, Montreal, Maritimes $1698.00
Western Canada cities $1998.00
Departure dates available upon request.
Regular monthly departures now available throughout the winter at special
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with Joan Dickenson, MSW'76, as
president.
The division has an ambitious program
ahead: encouragement ofthe exchange of
knowledge and ideas among faculty,
students (152 are enrolled this year) and
practioners. The school's 120 fieldwork
supervisors (many of whom are alumni) are
an important part of this exchange. The
division hopes to be actively involved in
raising bursary funds, collecting historical
materials and developing a recognition
program for outstanding grads. The
support of each social work graduate is the
key to success.
Nursing:
Elizabeth McCann Retires
Professor Elizabeth Kenny McCann of the
School of Nursing and president of the
nursing division will be retiring from her
faculty post in June after 35 years on the
faculty. Her association with the university,
however, has spanned a period of 49 years.
"Her deep commitment to the school, to
her students and to nursing are qualities
which make her special to many people,"
said Dr. Marilyn Willman, director of the
school. "I will miss having her close at hand
for advice and consultation. She has been a
valued colleague and friend."
McCann entered the nursing program in
1933. The program then took seven years,
including three years in the nursing
program at the Vancouver General Hospital.
She received her BA in 1939 and Bachelor
of Applied Science (Nursing) in 1940.
During the war she taught nursing at the
Royal Columbian Hospital in New
Westminster. While there, she helped
organize the alumni association for the
hospital school. Eventually, she moved to
the Vancouver General Hospital School.
In 1947 she joined the UBC School of
Nursing Faculty as the first nursing
instructor to work with the university
students while they were at the hospital.
She has been active in professional
nursing associations, especially those at the
local and provincial levels. As well, she has
been active in university affairs serving on
the Senate, on the Dean of Women's
Committee for Women's Year, and on the
executive of the Graduate School
committee. She has been an active promoter
and participant in alumni nursing division
programs. From 1967 to 1971, she was
acting director of the School of Nursing
during its Golden Jubilee. During this time
she saw the initiation of the Marion
Woodward Lectures, now an annual event
for the School.
Looking back, she says, "It's been a
fascinating 35 years. The changes and the
challenges have been enormous. I wouldn't
have missed it for anything."
Fairview II
For the past several years members of the
Fairview committee have been working
diligently to ensure the preservation of
UBC's early history. Under their prompting
the board of governors designated the site
of the first campus building on Main Mall as
the Fairview Grove; the Leonard S.
Klinck stone was unveiled at the Grove, (the
only campus memorial to UBC's second
B.C. Opposition leader David Barrett and
his wife were guests of the student affairs
committee at a dinner for student leaders in
February. Jill Brand, committee chair (center
right) introduced the Barretts (seated to her left)
to the students.
president). They are currently working a
photographic galley of the university's
registrars. Dean Emeritus Blythe Eagles who
chairs the committee would like to hear
from grads of '26 to '45 who would like to
join a committee dedicated to preserving
the heritage of the university. Contact him
through the alumni office, 228-3313.
A Golden
Anniversary
For the Class of '32
"You haven't changed a bit. . ." "Remember
when we dunked. . . ." That's the sort of
conversation that drifts around alumni
reunions and that's what the Class of '32 is
looking forward to at their fiftieth
anniversary reunion next October. A large
committee chaired by Tom Brown, with
Enid Wyness Harvey as secretary, has
already invited Chancellor J.V. Clyne to
address the class banquet at the faculty
club. Marjorie Scott McNie, from Scotland,
has already said she is planning to attend.
It should be a busy weekend for the 223
class members.
Among the groups planning reunions for
'82 are the Classes of'27 and '57, Home
Ec '52, Engineering Physics '62, Forestry '62
and '66, Applied Science '72, Social Work
'72 and the men's and women's Big Block
volleyball teams. Exact dates and details to
come. There was a ski team reunion planned
March 5-7.
Alumni reunions are now arranged under
what seems to be a very successful policy.
The 25 and 50 year events are emphasized
with the alumni office contacting class
members to offer organizing help. The
program department works with degree
division groups in arranging requested
reunions, offering such services as the
preparation of mailings, accounting,
ticketing, booking of caterers, facilities,
entertainment and staff. The division is
responsible for the recruitment of reunion
chairs who work with the alumni staff in
making the arrangements. Reunions are
self-supporting events and, as recent
experience shows, can be highly successful
- and fun.
6 Chronicle/Spring 1982 Winners of Norman MacKenzie alumni
scholarships were able lo meet a UBC legend
when President emeritus MacKenzie was on
hand to greet the winners of alumni scholarships
and bursaries at a Cecil Green Park
reception.
By the Alumni,
For the Students
Retrenchment is a "buzz word" in
university circles these days. Funding from
government is being limited and UBC is
seeking ways to make up a $7.5 million
shortfall in the coming fiscal year. The
alumni student affairs committee
provided a forum for students, faculty and
alumni to discuss the problem Nov. 26 at
Cecil Green Park. UBC president Douglas
Kenny, one of guest speakers, said that UBC
has never had enough money to do the job
that it wants to do. (Please see alumni
president's statement on retrenchment, p3).
The student affairs committee is one of
the association's most active groups with a
wide range of programs coming under its
sponsorship. The committee chaired by Jill
Brand, organized an employment seminar
for graduating students, in cooperation
with Employment Canada, in early
February. Over 40 students brought a
sandwich for supper and learned some of the
fine points of job-hunting. . . Leader of
the Opposition in the B.C. House, David
Barrett, was the guest speaker at the
sold-out dinner for student leaders. He
offered them a change of pace from the
usual after-dinner stand-up speech inviting
the students to sit informally around the
Cecil Green Park fireplace while he urged
them to get involved in the political
process. . .Remember Camp Elphinstone
Student Leadership Conferences?
If so there's a reunion coming up just for
you. Elphinstone is welcoming back "AMS
hacks" and student leadership conference
initiates, June 19-20, 1982. All interested
hardy individuals should contact Brant
Tynan c/o the alumni office, 228-3313.
Alumni Miscellany
The association is hosting the annual grad class
barbeque following the graduation
ceremonies. It's a great event for the whole
family with a tasty chicken dinner,
($6/person) in the beautiful surroundings
of Cecil Green Park. Reservations are
essential, call 228-3313.
MONEY!
THE IMPLICATIONS OF
WEALTH
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
ALUMNI SUMMER
COLLEGE '82
Presents a
unique learning experience in a relaxed and
congenial environment on the beautiful
summertime UBC campus.
Tuesday, July 27 to Saturday,
July 31,1982
S4-,1S-**S»^ •
A Distinguished Faculty:
Andrew Kniewasser, President of the
Investment Dealers Association of
Canada.
Joanne Ricci, Assistant Professor.
UBC Nursing
Madeline Rowan, Curator, Museum
of Anthropology
Dr. Robert Will, Noted economist and
UBC Dean of Arts
and from UBC Commerce and
Business Administration: *
Dr. Frederick Siller, Associate Dean
Dr. Michael Goldberg, Associate Dean
Dr. James Forbes, Associate Professor
Dr. George Gau, Assistant Professor
Dr. Lawrence Jones, Associate Professor
Dr. Maurice Levi, Associate Professor
Dr. Roy Taylor, Director UBC Botanical Gardens
Dr. Hannah Kassis, UBC Religious Studies
Peter Cook, VanCity Insurance Services Ltd.
Reply Form
Ahh money.. .if you
haven't got it, how do
you make it? If you
make it, how do you keep it -
better still, make it grow?
You may find some answers to these
questions and at the same time enjoy an
interesting and unusual vacation at UBC.
The university welcomes you back to
campus in July '82 for its Alumni Summer
College — an "outstanding program of
intellectual, cultural and social experiences."
The topic of the four-day residential college is
"Money — The Implications of Wealth." It
promises a vacation that is easy on the
pocketbook, yet teaches you something about
money.
You can come alone, or with a spouse, or
friend, with children or without. (Separate
programs are available for children of
participants.) The college will be held July
27 to 31, 1982 and campus accommodation
and food is included in the course fee.
Fee Schedule
Tuition, campus accommodation
and meals $390
Tuition and meals only $300
Campus accommodation and
meals only $198
(Reduced rates for families with children under 12.)
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Address:
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Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5 (604) 228-3313
Please send me the complete Alumni Summer College information package.
Please send me more information on UBC Summer Programs for children and
adults.
Enclosed is a deposit ($50/person) for Alumni Summer College '82. (Cheques
payable to University of British Columbia.)*
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*The tuition portion of the College fee is tax deductible. Official receipts will be issued.
Chronicle/Spring 1982 7 UBC Alumni Association
Vancouver. Statement: "I am
extremely supportive of the Alumni
establishment of divisions as a
way of building broader support
among alumni. My involvement
as a founding member of the social
work division has enabled me to
bring the concerns of the social
work alumni to the board of
management."
Board of Management
Elections 1982
On these two pages you will meet the 9
candidates nominated for members-at-large,
1982-84.
The elected executive positions were filled
by acclamation. (Information on the officers
and the 6 members-at-large who complete
their terms in 1983 is found at the end of this
section.)
VOTING: All ordinary members of the UBC
Alumni Association are entitled to vote in this
election. (Ordinary members are graduates of
UBC, including graduates who attended
Victoria College.)
BALLOTS: Two ballots, two identity
certificates and voting instructions appear on
page 11    following the biographical
information. The duplicate spouse ballot is
provided for use in those cases of a joint
Chronicle mailing to husband and wife, both of
whom are graduates. (Check your mailing
label to see if this applies to you.)
The seven-digit identity number on the right
of the address label (in the case of faculty
alumni, this is a three-digit number) must
appear on your identity certificate and
accompany your ballot.
Please follow the directions on the ballot for
its completion, then cut it out and mail it to us.
The list of elected candidates will be published
by May 20,1982.
VOTE AND MAIL TODAY
Ballots received after 12 noon, Thursday,
May 6,1982 will not be counted.
Joanne Ricci, MSN '77
Alumni Returning Officer
Douglas James Aldridge,
BASc'74. Alumni activities:
member-at-large, 1978-80, 1980-82;
chair, student affairs committee,
1975-77, 1978-80; nominating
committee, 1979-80; special
programs committee, 1976. AMS
representative, board of
management, 1972-73. Campus:
president, Alma Mater Society,
1972-73; president, Engineering
Undergraduate Society, 1971-72;
chair, Thunderbird Winter Sports
Centre, 1972-75; various
committees. Community: director,
Vancouver Centre Liberal
Association; Occupation: marketing
representative, IBM Canada Ltd.
Virginia Galloway
Beirnes, BA'40, LLB'49.
Alumni activities: member-at-
large, 1980-82;member, editorial/
communications committee. Campus:
Ubyssey, Totem; Community:
former president, Vancouver
Council of Women; Community
Chest and Council of Greater
Vancouver (now United Way);
charter president SPARC of B.C.;
chair, Vancouver Community
College Council, 1974-76; president,
Vancouver YWCA, 1972-75;
board member Seiander Foundation;
President, Opportunity
Rehabilitation Workshop; board
member, Canadian Council on
Social Development. Occupation;
company director; volunteer
community worker.
Barbara Brown Brett,
BA'61, MSW6&. Alumni
activities: treasurer, social work
division; division nominee to
alumni board of management.
Occupation: executive director,
Family Services of Greater
Margaret Sampson Burr,
BMus'64, (ARCT, Conservatory
of Toronto). Alumni activities:
member-at-large, 1979-81;
program committee chair, 1980-82;
returning officer, 1980. Campus:
publicity chair, MUSSOC, 1960;
Jazz society; CHORSOC;
president, UBC Choir, 1961-62.
Community: Bach Choir; founder
and conductor, Princeton United
Church Choir; VOA Chorus;
Cantata Singers. Occupation:
professional singer, Vancouver
Chamber Choir; housewife and
mother.
George Hermanson, BA'64,
(BD, MDiv, Chicago, DMin,
Claremont). Activities: UBC
Board of Governors, 1975-78;
Board of Management, UBC
Health Sciences Hospital, 1975-78;
The Childrens' Hospital,
1975-78. Served on several national
committees for the United
Church of Canada. Current chair of
B.C. Conference, United Church,
Division of Mission. Acting
coordinator for pastoral care,
UBC Health Sciences Extended
Care Hospital; Speaker on
medical ethics for UBC adult
education and the medical
school. Occupation: Since 1970,
UBC Chaplain for the Anglican
and United Churches. Statement:
"Since my involvement, as an
undergraduate, in the Back Mac
campaign, I have always been
concerned with the issue of
adequate financial support for
institutions of higher education.
The alumni group has been an
important support for the
university. We need to take the
needs of the university to the
public."
8 Chronicle/Spring 1982 Murray G. McMillan,
LLB'81. Alumni activities: member,
communications committee,
Chronicle editorial committee, 1974
to present. Former member,
student affairs committee. Regular
contributor to the Chronicle, 1972
to the present. Campus: Ubyssey
managing editor; 1972 Open
House public relations; community:
co-founder and later president of
the Vancouver Symphony
Orchestra Club. Occupation:
editor, Page 5 and 6, The
Vancouver Sun. Statement: "UBC
has been a special place and a
special influence in my life, and
working with the Alumni
Association has been part of that.
Serving on the Board of
Management offers the
opportunity to help direct the
affairs of the association and to
marshal support for the university
in a time of severe economic
stress. I look forward to the
challenge."
Elbert S. Reid, BASc'51.
Alumni activities: president, alumni
forestry division; chair, branches
committee. Prior to studying
forestry at UBC, he served
overseas with the RCAF in the
Second World War. Community:
church, homeowners association,
member of professional forestry
and engineering associations and
the Men's Canadian Club.
Occupation: forest resourse
consultant and chairman of the
board of Reid Collins and
Associations Ltd. Statement:
"The basic purpose of the branches
committee is to make the alumni
and the public more aware of the
importance of our university to
the social, cultural and economic
structure of the province; and
thus ultimately assist in more
effective fund raising. One way
to achieve this goal is through
active branches."
VOTE TODAY
Joan Sandilands, MA'66,
BLS'68. Community activities:
Board of directors, Greater
Vancouver Information and
Referral Service Society.
Occupation: information and
orientation services librarian,
UBC library. Statement: "I'm
interested in participating in the
alumni association's efforts to
increase community awareness of
UBC's public service activities."
Oscar Sziklai, BSF
(Sopron, Hungary), MF'61,
PhD'64. Alumni activities:
member-at-large, 1974-81; forestry
division, 1980-82; chair, speakers
bureau, 1975-76; 1979-81;
executive officer, 1976-78; coauthor, Foresters in Exile, the
story of the Sopron Forestry school
grads. Community: trustee,
North-West Scientific association,
1980-82; vice-president, Junior
Forest Wardens of Canada,
1976-80; director, Canadian
Institute of Forestry, Vancouver
section, 1972-73, chair, 1971-72,
vice-chair and membership chair,
1969-70, program chair 1968-69;
director, 1970-76, B.C. registered
forester and member, various
professional associations.Occupanon:
professor of forest genetics, UBC.
Statement: "I will work to
strengthen alumni association
programs that take the university
to the community."
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Officers 1982 - 83
The vice-president
automatically assumes the
wills and bequests committee;
presidency in the following
chair, alumni fund allocations
year. This year the positions
committee, 1980-81, 1981-82;
of vice-president and
member-at-large, 1979-81, 1981-83.
treasurer were filled by
acclamation.
Jo Ann Hinchliffe,
BA'74. Alumni activities:
branches committee, 1977-81;
member, Walter H. Gage
Memorial Fund committee,
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1981-82; member-at-large,
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1979-81, 1981-83.
Robert F. Osborne, BA'33,
BEd'48. Alumni activities:
branches committee, 1981-82;
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member-at-large, 1979-81, 1981-83.
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fund committee, 1980-81;
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nominating committee, 1980-81,
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returning officer, 1982; executive
member, nursing alumni division,
President
1978-81; representative, applied
science, alumni board of
Grant D. Burnyeat,
management, 1979-81; member-
LLB'73. Alumni activities:
at-large, 1981-83.
member-at-large, 1977-81,
executive member, 1979-81,
Gary B. Sutherland,
vice-president, 1981-82; trustee,
BCom'64. Alumni activities: finance
Wesbrook society, 1981-82; chair,
committee, 1980-82; member-at-
nominations committee, 1981-82;
large, 1981-83.
convocation senator, 1981-84; chair,
alumni fund, 1980-81; chair,
student affairs committee, 1977-79;
president's special planning
committee, branches committee,
1977-79; government relations
committee, 1978; student affairs
Other
committee, 1977-81; UBC
Aquatic Centre, planning and
Representatives
coordinating committee, 1974-77;
fund raising committee, 1974-76;
to the Board of
management committee, 1978-80.
Sherwood Lett Memorial
Management:
scholarship committee, 1981-82.
Under the present
""" constitution
representatives may be
Vice-president
Michael A. Partridge,
BCom'59. Alumni activities: chair,
elected or appointed
in the following
categories: The
divisional council, 1979-81;
honorary president (the
executive member, 1981-82;
president of the
member-at-large, 1980-82; member,
university); one of the
commerce alumni executive,
1971-79; president, commerce
convocation members
alumni, 1976-77; member,
of the university senate
commerce division, 1981-82.
(served in rotation by
the 11 members); one
representative of the
Treasurer
faculty association; one
John R. Henderson, BCom'77.
representative of the
Alumni activities: chair, commerce
Alma Mater Society;
alumni division, 1980-81;
commerce alumni division
executive, 1976-82; finance and
and a representative
from each active alumni
allocation committees, 1980-82;
division. In addition,
alumni college committee
any other individuals as
member, 1981-82; member-at-large,
1981-83.
the board may
designate, for example
committee chairs who
Members-at-large
1981-83
are not elected
members and special
William S. Armstrong,
appointments.
BCom'58, LLB'59 (LLM,
Columbia) Alumni activities:
advisory committee to the UBC
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Who may vote
All ordinary members of the UBC
Alumni Association are entitled to
vote in this election. (Ordinary
members are graduates of UBC
including graduates who attended
Victoria College.)
Voting
There are 6 vacancies for the
position of member-at-large, 1982 -
84 and there are 9 candidates for
these positions, listed below on the
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Spouse Ballot/1982
Members-at-large, 1982-84 (place an "x"
in the square opposite the candidates of
your choice. You may vote for a
maximum of 6).
Douglas Aldridge  Q
Virginia Beirnes Q
Barbara Brett  □
Margaret Burr  Q
George Hermanson  D
Murray McMillan  C_]
Elbert Reid  □
Joan Sandilands [__
Oscar Sziklai  [U
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Ballot/1982
Members-at-large, 1982-84 (place an
"x" in the square opposite the candidates
of your choice. You may vote for a
maximum of 6).
Douglas Aldridge D
Virginia Beirnes  (__]
Barbara Brett □
Margaret Burr  D
George Hermanson D
Murray McMillan [H
Elbert Reid  □
Joan Sandilands [H
Oscar Sziklai  CU
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be rejected.
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ChronicleAprt'wg 1982   11 A solemn campus march on October 23,1957, the first anniversary ofthe Hungarian Revolution.
Memories of Sopron
Revolution,
Exile and a New
Life at UBC
Dianne Longson
In 1956 Russian tanks rumbled
towards a small town in western
Hungary. People at Sopron
University had only a few moments to
make one of the most difficult decisions
of their lives. Should they surrender
or escape risking everything for an
ideal? They abandoned classrooms,
homes and possessions, seeking refuge
and freedom.
The story of 200 students and 28
teachers of the Sopron Faculty of
Forestry reads like an episode from a
war movie. But when one of these
foresters-in-exile produces the small
worn book bag that had contained all
his worldly possessions - a felt hat, an
electric razor, three Swiss chocolate
bars, a Hungarian-German dictionary -
the chilling reality finally sinks in.
However, January 11, 1982 was a
time for celebration. Two hundred
and fifty Sopron alumni and friends
filled the banquet hall of the Koerner
Graduate Student Centre to
commemorate the 25th anniversary of
their mass flight from Hungary. The
story of the Sopron University Faculty
of Forestry from exile, in Austria, to
immigration to Canada and UBC is a
proud and dramatic one.
The situation was tense with the
Russian Army very close to the
Austrian border (Austrian neutrality
had been declared just the year before).
Forestry Dean Kalman Roller mailed
urgent letters to 20 national
governments seeking refuge for the
330 foresters and their families. As
news of events in Hungary
reverberated throughout the world,
Canadian minister of immigration,
Jack Pickersgill flew to Vienna to find
out what Canada could do.
On hearing about the Sopron
foresters, Pickersgill immediately saw
the opportunities for the group in
British Columbia's developing forest
industry. He phoned a B.C. federal
cabinet minister, James Sinclair, who,
went to see UBC president, Dr.
Norman MacKenzie that morning.
By afternoon UBC forestry dean, Dr.
George S. Allen, Harold and Joe
Foley, directors of the Powell River
Pulp and Paper Company (later
merged with MacMillan Bloedel), and a
company officer, Fred MacNeil
congregated at the President's home on
UBC campus. It was decided that the
Sopron group be accommodated for the
first while at Powell River and that
12 Chronicle/Spring 1982 the UBC Faculty of Forestry would
begin preparations to include a
Sopron Division. Soon after Allen and
MacNeil flew to Vienna to extend a
formal invitation to them to come to
Canada. Kalman Roller and three
students came to Vancouver to consider
the opportunities and difficulties of
moving so fer from home.
In the minds of many Sopron
foresters Christmas 1956 stands out as
one of the most dismal days ever
spent. Some had fled without being
able to tell their families and now they
had no way of getting word to them.
Others had hoped they would be in
exile only a short time before returning
to a free Hungary. And none ever
imagined they would have to leave
Hungary so far behind. Finally they
set sail for Canada aboard the Empress
of Britain on New Year's Eve, arriving
in St. John, N.B. on January 8, 1957.
Leslie Safranyik and Imre Otvos, at
18, were the youngest of the group.
Safranyik was one who had fled
without telling his family. It was a
month before he could get a message
to them.
Both Safranyik and Otvos agree
that they had an easier adjustment than
many of the older Sopron exiles. Says
Safranyik, "However bad the situation
is in your country, it is very hard to
leave," adding that he always missed
the love and support of his immediate
family. But when the time came, a
choice had to be made. "It was
politically wise to leave," says Otvos,
"people were continually disappearing.
For personal safety it was wise for
everyone to leave."
The Hungarian Uprising had begun
in Budapest on October 23, with a
solemn student march in support of the
Polish people. For 12 days the battle
continued, mostly in the streets of
Budapest. Away from the fighting the
Sopron students sent medicine, blood,
food and other supplies to the city.
Then came the news that 2,000 Soviet
tanks were on the way to crush the
revolution. No one could believe it. It
was devastating for the Hungarians,
who with their newly-won freedom,
hoped for some form of peaceful
reconciliation with the Soviets.
Color and kindness marked the
arrival in Canada. Safranyik remembers
there was color eveywhere - in
people's clothing - in the vibrant hues
of Hudson Bay blankets and "I was
constantly impressed and amazed by
the sincere concern for our well-being
They came with their possessions in a
few bags and packages, the children
carrying their favorite toys, to a foreign
but welcoming campus.
- it was everywhere we went." On the
train ride across Canada Otvos became
more and more impressed by the size of
the country, and on reaching B.C., by
the size of the trees!
Today Safranyik holds a doctorate
in forest population dynamics and
works for the Canadian Forestry
Service Pacific Division in Victoria.
Otvos, with a Ph.D. in forest
entomology, has experienced the
vastness of Canada firsthand, working
in every province but one. Now a
colleague of Safranyik, he says,
"Before I graduated (from Berkeley,
Calif.), I knew I wanted to return to
Canada. I felt I should come back and
pay my debt to Canada where I had
been given a home and freedom."
After a brief stop in Abbotsford,
B.C., the foresters moved on to Powell
River. The timing was right. The
Foleys had recendy finished installing
new equipment and an extension to
the pulp and paper operation. The
living quarters of the construction
crew were available and large enough to
house everyone. The group would not
have to be broken up.
Powell River Camp Manager,
Vincent Forbes, took charge and
quickly provided for the immediate
necessities - English lessons and a
Hungarian kitchen. Forbes did
everything possible to help the group
become accustomed to the new ways of
Canadian society. As often as possible,
UBC instructors visited the camp to
lecture on Canadian forestry.
Through the efforts of many
people, most of the Sopron students
found summer jobs to finance their
education at UBC. The campus was
ready for them. One army hut had
already been designated "The Sopron
Division."
Although the group was part of the
UBC forestry faculty, it retained its
own curriculum and teaching methods.
But because of this and their large
number, evening classes had to be
scheduled. Minor course changes were
introduced to conform to UBC practice,
but the Sopron tradition of oral exams
Chronicle/Spring 1982  13 continued, including a final
comprehensive examination before the
full teaching body.
The first year brought many
frustrations. Unfamiliar language and
customs, anxiety over oppression of
family and friends back home.
For two of the older members of
the Sopron group, Lajos Witt, now 83,
and his wife Frances, the adjustment
to Canada was a formidable challenge,
particularly the language. "In my heart
I still have a very close connection
to the old country. I cannot get
rid of my Hungarian heritage."
However, he quickly asserts, "We have
no desire to go back. We appreciate
freedom much more."
As head of the Forest Research
Institute in Sopron, Witt taught
wildlife and fish management as an
adjunct professor in the Faculty of
Forestry. On his arrival in Vancouver,
he taught the same course and later
accepted the position of curator at the
UBC department of zoology, where he
added over 5,000 specimens to the
department's collection. A new
sub-species of the American Goldfinch
was discovered by one of the doctoral
seven women in that first class. At
spring congregation the students wore
the Hungarian national colors (red,
green and white) on their forestry
hoods and their diplomas were
ammended to read: "The Faculty of
Forestry, Sopron Division; Bachelor
of Science in Forestry (equivalent to
Okleveles Erdomernok, Graduate
Forest Engineer, from Sopron
University, Hungary)."
students who worked with him. He
named it after the curator Spinus
Spaltria Witti.
Witt carefully points out that
forestry is a tradition in Hungary
reaching back in many cases through
three and four generations. He
encouraged the students to revive old
school traditions that had been
disallowed under communist rule.
Lagging spirits soon revived. Not long
after settling at UBC, the school
celebrated the 150th anniversary of its
founding.
Thirteen months after their arrival in
Canada, the first 28 students
graduated. Edith Andody was one of
14 Chronicle/Spring 1982
Andody was one female forester who
found work right after graduation
with the B.C. Ministry of Forestry. She
and 23 Sopron colleagues fill positions
in the various branches of the ministry.
Of the 200 Sopron students, 142
graduated between 1957 - 61. The
majority are employed in the B.C.
forest industry, but others have spread
out across Canada, into the United
States and Europe. Four, including the
associate dean, are members of the
UBC forestry faculty. Some branched
out and entered professions as varied
as medical doctor and restauranteur.
In 1961, UBC's Sopron division
closed its doors. So that members of
UBC vms ready for the refugees, with a
new sign on a campus hut for their first
campus visit.
. . . (below) The Class of 59 on the
steps ofthe old forestry building.
the Sopron group would not lose
contact with each other, the Sopron
Alumni Association began the
newsletter, the "Kapocs" in 1966.
"The Link" is published twice yearly
by a rotating editorial board. Besides
the various alumni class reunions, an
annual banquet is held. The Sopron
Foundation, established in 1969, honors
the late Dr. George S. Allen and the
tremendous contribution he made to
helping the Hungarian foresters adapt
to their new life. Interest from a fund
established by the foundation provides
an annual scholarship for the
undergraduate achieving the highest
mark in forest genetics.
The tributes to UBC's Sopron
foresters flowed freely during the 25th
Anniversary evening. Tom Waterland,
provincial minister of forests, said that
never before had B.C. acquired so
many experts in the field of forestry at
one time, The province greatly
appreciated the Sopron contribution.
Retired UBC Vice President, Dr. Geoff
Andrews, speaking on behalf of
President MacKenzie said that the
Sopron foresters were one of the
greatest immigrant dividends Canada
had ever received.
But it was Dean Kalman Roller
speaking to his "extended Sopron
family," who touched on the spirit of
the Sopron alumni. He told the group
he had no doubt but that the spirit of
the Soprons would withstand the test
of time. "In 25 years, I'm sure someone
will stand here where I now stand."
And it's certain, that even then, the
thoughts will be of Hungary, Canada
and UBC.
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UBC's School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Joy Bradbury
Twice a week a small group meets at the University
of British Columbia Health Sciences Hospital to
attend a special program set up by hospital speech
therapist Barb Purves. Most are in their twenties and most
are UBC graduate students. They have a common
problem. All stutter. They attend the program because
they're afraid their stuttering will stop them in a job
interview or prevent them from making an effective oral
presentation of their doctoral thesis.
What her program tries to do, Purves, MSc'76, says, is
help these students conquer their overwhelming fear of
speech and make them feel more comfortable with their
disfluency. Purves, who formulated the unique program,
is a product of the UBC graduate school of speech and
audiology sciences — a divison of the Faculty of
Medicine. The school was started in 1969 as a result of a
1962 federal government report on health care. One of
the recommendations: the training of more Canadian
university graduates as clinicians in the field of hearing
and speech disorders. Six universities across Canada
including UBC responded to the challenge.
Since the UBC school began, the number of graduate
audiologists and speech therapists in B.C. has jumped
from a handful of professionals often trained outside the
country to more than 200, most UBC graduates. John
Gilbert, acting director of the school, says many of the
UBC graduates, like Purves, have had the opportunity to
start new programs and establish services that existed
before in the province only to a limited degree.
The hearing branch ofthe B.C. Workers Compensation
Board, for example, was started in 1971 by UBC
graduate Virginia Tupper, MSc'71. Before that, Gilbert
says, there was no systematic screening or measuring of
hearing in high noise industries in B.C. Now Tupper
works with the province's industrial health officers,
training them to recognize industries which are hard on
workers' hearing.
B.C. is not the only province to have benefitted from
the school. A speech pathology and audiology program
for rural Newfoundland — the first of its kind — was
started by Andre LaFargue, MSc '76.
The school is not large. Each year from nine to fifteen
students graduate from the two year program. There are
six faculty members including Gilbert, who, as well as
teaching conduct a research program which Gilbert
characterizes as "one of the best in North America."
Gilbert says he doesn't want to expand the school. He
says 82 per cent of its graduates are still practising after
more than a decade and that, he says, makes the
program "very cost effective."
What the school does need, Gilbert says, is a
"continuing source of funds on the order of $50,000 to
$60,000 a year." He says that would provide money for
fellowships and a chair. Gilbert says the school also needs
two more faculty members as well as a computer facility
he estimates could cost $60,000.
Gilbert says that as a result of recently announced
government cutbacks in aid to universities, public
response to his appeal is the only way the school can
hope to raise needed money. Money for fellowships is
particularly critical because students who enter the
intensive two-year program have no time to work during
their studies. Most who come to the school have just
recently received Bachelor of Arts degrees in linguistics.
"Here we're interested in the application of the
theoretical to hearing and speech disorders," Gilbert
explains. The practical work ofthe program is done
during four months between the students' first and second
years when they spend time in hospitals and
neighborhood clinics working with persons with speech
pathology disorders and audiology problems.
Graduates, who receive Master of Science degrees, then
go on to work in the community where they diagnose
why individuals have speech or language problems,
attempt to teach language structure and functions to
individuals, or work with other health professionals,
parents and teachers to teach them to recognize speech
or hearing problems, particularly in young children.
Some of the persons whose lives they help include
stroke victims struggling to regain speech, retarded
children learning to speak articulately, deaf children and
cancer patients learning to master artificial speech. As
well, Gilbert says many graduates now work in schools
and community clinics with preschool children and part of
their counselling is assuring parents and teachers, that in
the case of many children slow to pick up the language
skills, there is little cause for alarm.
"Just talking to parents about how children learn to talk
is reassuring for them," Gilbert comments about the
preschool counselling. "One of the observations we make
is that it's the ideas behind speech that reflect
intelligence — not speech itself."
"After all," he laughs. "If there were a connection
between speech and intelligence I doubt we'd have as
many politicians as we do ." □
Joy Bradbury, BA'67, writes for the Vancouver Courier.
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Damned Hard Work
That's what Rehabilitation
Medicine is made of...
18 Chronicle/Spring 1982
Daphne Gray-Grant
Up on the third floor of UBC's new
concrete-and-high-tech Acute
Care Hospital, I am in a large, airy
classroom furnished with the usual
assortment of tottering plastic college
desks and an unusual collection of
bright yellow gym mats, multi-colored
beach balls and black vinyl balance
boards. The instructor, who is blowing
up one of the beach balls with a foot
pump, says she hopes I won't get the
wrong ideas about rehabilitation
medicine. I can understand why she's
worried.
When the tools of your trade include
things most of us would dismiss as
"games", it's hard not to be at least a
little defensive. But the occupational
and physical therapists trained at UBC's
School of Rehabilitation Medicine are
not just playing with toys. Taking one
of the most demanding programs the
university has to offer, these students
are spending three-years — five days a
week, eight hours per day (not including homework) — studying
everything from anatomy to respirology
and from pathology to perception.
The students who wander into class
— in chattering groups of twos and
threes — are all dressed in shorts and
sweatshirts, and sporting a motley
mixture of beat-up Adidas, scuffed
penny loafers and plain old bare feet.
We begin with a brief lecture, filled
with technical language that I
concentrate on trying to spell correcdy,
never mind understand. Then, it's off
to our "stations" for some
experimenting. First stop: beach balls.
While the circus-sized red, white and
green plastic ball squeals under the
unaccustomed weight, a student
perches gingerly on its top and
practices rolling gently from side to
side. She grins sheepishly as we
watch. A few ofthe students are staring
intently at the woman's legs.
Suddenly: "Hey! Look at her
extension." And the enthusiasm is
genuine. That simple rolling motion —
which forces the body to shift from
side to side, and makes both sides
work equally hard — could be
effective therapy for someone who's had
a stroke and is partially paralyzed. We
practice bouncing up and down, rolling
backwards and lying stomach-down
on the balls — each time noting the
muscles that are forced to respond in
order to keep our bodies balanced.
Throughout the entire exercise, the
students display an easy familiarity with
each other and with the instructor.
Bursts of laughter punctuate almost
every discussion. And with good
reason. Halfway through the three-year
program, these particular students
have survived the killer part of the
course: a thorough study of the
human body that student Suzanne
Milne describes as "very, very
difficult."
Milne, a tall blond 22-year old
with an athletic stride and determined
eyes that will suddenly melt into
laughter, says that the training is
intensive because unless you know
how the human body works, you can't
learn how to treat it when it doesn't.
And that's what first year rehab is all
about. "In the morning you may have
an hour or two on the anatomy of the
knee. For the next few hours that
morning you talk about the things that
can go wrong with the knee. In the
afternoon you learn how to assess the
knee. Then you learn how to treat the
knee. And by the time you go home,
you know everthing there is to know
about the knee."
She is not exaggerating. According
to the school's instructors, by the time
a student graduates, he or she will
know more about the muscles, bones
and nerves of the human body than
your average physician. The program is
especially demanding because UBC is
one of the few schools in North
America that combines physical and
occupational therapy; you can't take
one without the other. That extra
stress doesn't make a whole lot of
sense, admits the school's director
who says it's like asking a medical
student to also become a dentist. And
in fact, an official split in the program
has been approved by UBC's senate.
But the actual split must wait until the
budget permits it. So the students
must continue to work doubly hard.
And as if absorbing volumes of
highly technical information — almost
daily — weren't enough, rehab
hopefuls must also survive a vice-like
financial grip. Before being admitted
to the school, they must sign an
agreement saying: "I understand that
I must arrange financial support for
three years, as summer employment
will not be possible during the
program." Unlike almost every other
faculty on campus, rehab students put
in their eight months in the classroom
only to face another three months
working — without pay — in a
hospital or clinic. Assigned arbitrarily,
the positions can be anywhere in B.C.
and the student must pay for his or her
own transportation and accommodation.
Faced with tuition fees in the $1,000
range, a course-load that makes
holding a part-time job difficult, and
shut off from full-time employment
during the summer, the average student
must have sympathetic parents or a
hefty government loan, simply in order
to survive. Says Milne: "The first
year we found it possible to get
through. Now we're in our second
A rehab lab may look like fun but the
games are serious.   (Right) Coral
Williamson and Carl Peterson try the
balance board. (Below) Tim Hunt and
Kathy Thorn assist "patients" Carl and
Carol with movement exercises. . .
(Opposite page) Tracey Newlands practices
"extensions." The students are in third
vear.
year, and it looks pretty bleak. . . I'm
broker than broke."
Second year student Janice McLeod
who is forced to juggle a 15 hour per
week job as a bartender says it helps to
have a sense of humor about the
whole problem. "I sleep one week and
eat the next." She lives frugally — far
away from campus, where rents are
cheaper, and drives cautiously,
praying her small car will make it
through just one more trip. "That car
is held together with bubblegum and
spit," she says with a grin.
Still, the combination of hard work
and financial pressure takes its toll.
Two of McLeod's classmates have
dropped out since the year began. How
does she survive? "I think the trick is 1982
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to keep up with everything. If you do
let yourself get behind, it's really hard
to get caught up again. God forbid
you should break your leg or somebody
should have a birthday when it
doesn't fit into your schedule."
Despite the complaints,there must
be something appealing about
rehabilitation medicine. Last year over
400 applicants tried for the 40 spots
available. It's statistics like that which
leave the admission committee
desperate. Head ofthe school, Dr.
Tali Conine a warm, gracious woman
with a soft, musical, Iranian-accented
voice, describes working on the
committee as a "heartbreaking" task.
"You see these individuals who are the
cream of the crop. This is what they
want to do with their lives. And we just
don't have the slots to put them in."
First, you're out of luck if you're
from outside of B.C. Conine says the
committee decided that its first
responsibility is to educate students of
this province. And you're out of luck if
your undergraduate marks fall much
below 80 per cent. One year of
undergrad work is the prerequisite —
but because the competition is so stiff,
many of the students have several
years, or even a previous degree.
Volunteer work in the field is also
required. Explains Conine: "We feel it's
extremely costly to prepare the
student who thinks this is what she or
he wants to do, but who has a skewed
notion of whatlthe job is. It may be
anxiety producing. It may lead to
depression. The student may think
about helping that cute little girl in a
wheelchair. Well, in many cases, that
cute little girl might have a terminal
disease and may never walk." It takes a
certain type of person to be able to
handle that.
Once the student is accepted,
however, he or she can count on an
understanding faculty with high
demands but an equally high measure
of compassion. Conine will admit to
digging into her own purse to lend
money to students having a tough
time. And the students certainly aren't
afraid of going to aninstructor to say
that a class is eithei too dull or too
demanding. Says Milne: "If we feel
that one course has too much, or is
repetitive or if there's something about
the teaching we're not enjoying, we
usually get together, discuss it and try
to do something constructive about it."
Dealing with such highly motivated,
intelligent students, Conine says, is a
real pleasure. "Our faculty really has to
be on its tiptoes. There's no way to
pull something over them." And with a
mother's pride she points to students
who not only survive the program, but
go on to achieve excellence — such as
the second year student who's a
20 ChronicleApriiiy 1982 member ofthe B.C. cross-country ski
team, and the third year student who
won the 1981 $1,500 Harry Logan
Scholarship.
What motivates students in rehab?
It surely isn't money. The average
occupational therapist, for example,
will make less than a registered nurse.
Nor is it prestige. Considered the
"filling" in the medical sandwich, the
physical or occupational therapist
lacks the status of a Marcus Welby and
the easy identification of a Florence
Nightingale. In fact, one of the biggest
frustrations of people in the profession
is the lack of a licencing act governing
its practise. Certainly job security is a
big plus (UBC has a 100 per cent
placement record) but could that alone
explain the huge numbers applying to
get in?
Dr. Conine believes that many
students are motivated by some driving
personal experience. Either a member
of their family is disabled in some way,
or perhaps they have been treated
themselves by a physiotherapist. Conine
— whose impressive history includes a
four and a half year stint in Japan as
head of rehabilitation projects for the
World Health Organization — traces
her own inspiration to her early
university days, and a fateful horseback
ride in which a friend was seriously
injured. "It looked very bleak for
a while — he was partially paralyzed."
But due to first-rate care, her friend
recovered completely, and Conine was
launched upon a career. "It was a very
You did it! A moment of achievement for
Janice McLeod and her patient (left).
While Suzanne Milne (below) checks a
patient's respiration.
successful impressive course of
treatment," she says with a smile.
Janice McLeod originally had no
plans to go to university. But after a
few years in the workforce, she
became fed up with the "incredibly
boring, menial and stupid jobs where
I was treated like a dumb blond." With
her striking blue eyes and easy smile,
she's sure to win the hearts of kids
lucky enough to come her way when
she gets her hoped-for job in pediatrics.
"I like to work with kids," she says.
"I like the idea of dealing with a group
of people that are so hopeful. — Even
when there seems to be no hope, there
is — Because he's a kid."
And that feeling of hope is what you
hear again and again in rehabilitation
medicine. It's the doctor who has to see
people when they're sick. It's the
person in rehabilitation who sees them
when they want to get better. Says
Suzanne Milne: "Rehab is entirely the
positive end ofthe hospital route.
We're far, far away from drugs and
pharmacology. Anything you do to
influence patients is through
motivation, through the way you
touch them, through your rapport with
them."
And she adds as an after-thought:
"It's kind of the 'health food' of
medicine." □
Daphne Gray-Grant, BA'79, is editor of
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Chronicle/Spring 1982 21 The backbones ofthe Sports Medicine Clinic, Doug Clement
(left) and John Tanton.
Limp In,
Jog Out
Sports
Medicine is
Up and Running
Tim Padmore
When I go to hospitals and medical clinics to research
stories, I ordinarily come away feeling lucky for my
good health. I bounce down the street. But when I
came away from Dr. Doug Clement's clinic, I felt distinctly
unwell. I slunk back to my car.
Partly it was the patients. There were no rheumy old men
and pallid children. The women were brown and
whippet-slim, the men hairy and muscled. Shorts,
sweatsuits and running shoes proclaimed a general virility.
They all looked to have jogged to the clinic, or perhaps
walked there on their hands.
The waiting room was decorated with accusing posters of
runners and cross country skiers. Instead ofthe Reader's
Digest to inspire me, there was Runners World.
Then I meet the doctor. He looks about 35. Clear-eyed,
firm-fleshed. None ofthe stigmata of pressure, alcohol or
bitterness to which the medical profession is prone.
Handsome, naturally, and graceful in movement. His
business suit is well tailored, but on the wrong body, a wiry
frame that would be more at home in a sweat-stained track
suit.
Douglas Clement, MD'59, is co-director ofthe UBC
Sports Medicine Clinic. And he is at home in a track suit. In
the 1950s, he was a leading Commonwealth middle distance
runner, and he continues to run indecent distances for
recreation and as part of his coaching activities. (Yes, I said
the 1950s. The young doctor was 48 in July.) He
and Dr. Jack Taunton, MD'76, a national-level marathon
runner, started the clinic to provide a setting for research
and teaching and to provide athletes with medical services
that most doctors are unable or unwilling to provide. The
clinic is one of only two in Canada (the other is at Carleton
University) and the first directed by general practitioners.
What triggered Canadian interest, said Dr. Clements, was
an embarrassing incident at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico
City. A rower collapsed in the eight-oar final and it was
discovered that he was suffering from pneumonia. The
Canadian team had no organized medical staff at the time,
and the scandal was a leading factor in the setting up of a
federal task force on sport. The work ofthe task force led to
the formation of Sport Canada and also the Canadian
Academy of Sports Medicine.
If Canada backed into sports medicine, so did Dr.
Clement. A star high school athlete, he enrolled in physical
education at the University of Oregon, which is noted for its
track and field athletic program. It was his track coach,
frustrated in his own dream of becoming a doctor, who
bugged Doug Clement to take pre-med instead. His second
year, Clement changed his field to mathematics, his third, to
pre-dentistry and then, the fourth year, to pre-med.
Later as a GP in Richmond, he coached a Richmond track
and field club. "I started to run into all these medical
problems and I didn't know what to do with them." So he
studied and learned and became one of a rare breed.
Aside from team doctors, only a handful of Canadian
physicians are expert in sports medicine. It isn't recognized
as a specialty by the medical profession, and more to the
point, its procedures aren't recognized as special by
medicare. The extra time and care needed to treat the
problems don't bring any extra money and doctors fear that
they will dilute their income if they take too many cases, said
Clement.
Consider the stress fracture, a phenomenon that is still
poorly understood. Infantry recruits on long, forced
marches frequently develop them. And so do athletes,
especially runners who try to increase their training level too
rapidly.
Bone is a wonderfully strong material, able to bear
tremendous loads. But a mild stress, repeated thousands of
times, can cause the bone to develop minute cracks that can
grow into a full scale fracture. One theory is that stress
22 Chronicle/Spring 1982 fractures result from an attempt by the body to make the
bone even stronger. Bone is living tissue, and it can adapt to
stress. Careful training can increase its strength: muscles
flex, increasing blood flow; the bone strains and tiny electric
voltages are generated that stimulate growth. But the theory
holds that before new bone can be set in place, old bone
must be removed by special demolition cells, and for a time
the bone is actually weaker than before, and vulnerable to
fracture. Following from this theory is an important
treatment principle: a brief period of resting will give the
new bone a chance to fill in, and then training can be
resumed.
Stress fracturing in the shin bone is a common condition
often referred to as shin splints. The bone is tender and the
soft tissue over the injury is swollen. Treatment consists of
resting from running, ice massage and drugs to reduce the
pain and swelling. Cycling or swimming may be prescribed
to keep the runner fit without the jarring of 1,000 or more
foot-strikes per mile.
Much as a mechanic aligns an automobile to prevent
excessive wear on tires and suspension, Clement will often
design a shoe insert to align the runner's gait. Most people
depart to some extent from the ideal alignment that
produces the minimum bending and twisting of bones and
joints. When a person is running 20 or 30 miles a week, even
a small misalignment can result in shin splints, sore knees or
other disorders. A shim only a few millimetres thick can
make all the difference.
This is the science of biomechanics, a subject which has
not yet made its way into the textbooks, but, like much of
sports medicine, resides in the latest medical journals and
the brains of its practitioners, like Clement and Taunton.
Recognizing the importance of the discipline, a
four-hour-a-week course has been prepared for medical
students. Resident physicians are working at the clinic in
two to eight week stints during their elective periods.
The clinic, said Clement, confines itself to treating cases
that don't require surgery (although three orthopedic-
surgeons work there part time as consultants). Many athletes
find that very reassuring, he noted.
With the recent addition of Dr. Don MacKenzie, there
are three GPs at the clinic now, plus the part-time surgical
consultants, plus one or two residents in training. Yet the
place is overflowing, with a four-to-eight-week backlog.
"That's not very satisfactory for this type of problem.
Virtually we're worked off our feet." The doctors can be
forgiven if they feel like a cotlple of cowboys downstream
from a thousand head of stampeding cattle. There are an
estimated 30 million recreational runners in North America
now, and a lot of them know beans about how to avoid
injuries. They push themselves unrealistically, fail to rest
when they should, use the wrong equipment and run on the
wrong surfaces. Clement spends a large fraction of his time
before audiences and in interviews to try to educate them.
What is it that is so seductive about running anyway? If
anyone should know, it's Clement, who has spent a large
fraction of his life doing it. But his answer doesn't help a
non-runner very much. "Running is exceedingly dull," he
agreed, "until you get interested in it." What about the
so-called runner's high? "I don't understand it, I don't agree.
It's hard work. But there is an afterglow, a mellowness that
lasts for several hours."
There is evidence to suggest that that afterglow — and the
runner's high, if it exists —• may be due to endorphins,
morphine-like chemicals that are produced in the brain and
help control our sensation of pain. Indeed, said Clement,
running does seem to anesthetize.
"Say you have a stress fracture, and you have severe pain
so that you're limping out to do a practice or competition,
but your mind says, 'Look, you've got to do it.' You get into
the warmup and you feel it less and in the competition you
don't feel anything, and yet afterward the pain comes back
much more strongly."
It seems to take about 20 or 30 minutes to get the
endorphins flowing, he said. Curiously, it is when runners
pass that very amount of daily exercise that they begin to get
"addicted" to the sport. Recently, Clement noted,
researchers have measured elevated levels of endorphins in
athletes during and after strenuous exercise.
His own research is directed mainly at helping athletes
stay healthy and perform better. There is a group of 10
runners who have been fitted with orthotics — various sorts
of shims to optimize the alignment of their joints. In the
study, they are hooked up to an electrogoniometer, a device
for precisely measuring joint motion, and then run with and
without their orthotics. There are two questions to answer:
how much is their gait improved? and how much, if
anything, does the improvement cost in performance? In
another study, he is investigating "sports anemia," a
low-iron condition that seems to be related to heavy training.
That research philosophy is the same one that guides his
medical practice. Practically all the problems that his
patients bring him could be solved by simply telling the
patient to give up his or her sport. But at the Sports Clinic,
that is a forbidden prescription. "We're focussed on
maximizing the potential of an individual to return to the
exercise of their choice."
Hence the medical acrobatics, the tedious measurement
and analysis, all to solve what are essentially trivial
problems. "You've got someone who says, 'Doc, when I hit
the 20 mile mark on my Sunday run, I get pain on Monday
morning.' That may seem trivial — and it is trivial in a
way," said Clement. "But to the person who's asking the
question it's not trivial at all." □
Tim Padmore, BA'65, (PhD, Stanford)  writes on science
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Chronicle/Spring 1982  23 Spotlight
Godwin, BSc'77, married to
Vernon S. Yoshida, BEd'77.
Kathleen's son is W. Garth Godwin,
BA'57, BEd (UVic). Perhaps the
great-grandchild, Gregory, will one
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Dr. John Stanley, BA'27, of
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The legacy of design is largely
anonymous, but sometimes a
link can be made. What did
one of UBC's early graduates have to
do with door handles all over the
world? The answer can be found in
an unconventional exhibition
currently touring galleries in Britain.
It consists of design projects by
Wells Coates, BASc'22,
(PhD.London), a pioneering
modern architect and industrial
designer. The drawings and
photographs, spanning 30 years of
activity, reveal the scope of Coates'
talents and interests.
Included in the exhibition are
concepts for houses, shops, hotels,
schools, apartments, furniture and
boats, as well as the architect's
assertive writings on modern design.
Contemporary comment is supplied
through clippings from the
architectural press. Both an
exhibition catalogue and a
biography, by Sherban Cantacuzino,
were recently published in Britain.
Coates began to design in 1929,
after falling under the spell of the
Swiss genius, Le Corbusier, and he
practiced architecture in London for ■
nearly 30 years. Few of his building
concepts were realized, and he had
more immediate success as an
industrial designer. The ubiquitous
metal "D" handle for doors and
cupboards was a Coates invention.
During World War II, Coates was
awarded an O.B.E. for his service
with the RAF staff, coordinating
fighter aircraft design and
mass-produced prefabricated
housing. After the war, he returned
to architecture, planning and
industrial design, teaching at
Harvard before moving back to
Vancouver, where he worked with
Arthur Erickson on a proposal for
the downtown core. He died here in
1958.
David Conn
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Evelyn Story Lett, BA'17, MA'26,
LLD'58, celebrated her 85th
birthday in October by saying a
public thank-you to all those who
contributed towards the restoration
of Brock House, a historic
Vancouver mansion. Mrs. Lett is
honorary vice-president of Brock
House, which is a seniors' centre
during the day and a restaurant at
night. She became finance chairman
of the Brock House society when she
was 79, helping to raise considerable
funds for the restoration of the
waterfront mansion. She is the
widow ofthe Hon. Sherwood Lett,
BA'16, LLD'45, former Chief
Justice of B.C. and a former UBC
chancellor....The current UBC
chancellor, the Hon. J. V. Clyne,
BA'23, was awarded an LLD at
McGill University on Nov. 20,1981.
Clyne was cited for his contributions
to the law, Canadian industry and
universities. An authority on
maritime law, he practised law in
Vancouver for 20 years, becoming a
justice of B.C.'s Supreme Court in
1950. He resigned in 1957 to become
chairman ofthe board and chief
executive officer of MacMillan
Bloedel Ltd., a post he held until
retirement in 1973. Clyne told the
McGill Founders' Day
congregation: "Whatever you choose
to do now, you should do to the
utmost of your ability. By working
at full capacity you will find that you
achieve satisfaction and happiness."
F. Heward Bell, BA'24, spends
his retirement writing and also as an
advisor in the shale oil business. He
is the author of a just-published,
encyclopedic account ofthe Pacific
halibut fishery. The book deals with
the history, geography and
economics ofthe 90-year-old fishery,
as well as the biology ofthe halibut.
Bell served 45 years with the halibut
commission, retiring as director in
1970. He also was assistant director
of the Fraser river salmon
commission. He lives in Edmonds,
Wash Associated Oregon
Industries presented David B.
Charlton, BA'25, with an
achievement award in 1981, for
leadership in the Oregon business
community and for environmental
and community service....The
Godwin family is a three-generation
UBC family. Kathleen M. Inglis
Godwin, BA'25, has become a
great-grandmother with the birth of
a boy to granddaughter Brenda L.
Mary Bulmer Heinitz
Age shouldn't interfere with what
you want to do, says Mary L.
Bulmer Heinitz, BA'23. She's one
person who constantly practices
what She preaches.
At age 61, she earned a master's
degree in theatre from the
University of Washington. And at
71, she decided to learn to swim. She
took lessons, and became a
swimmer.
But Mary's greatest love is
theatre. Her first acting experience
was at UBC. Then came a long
career as a teacher, culminating in a
post at Lethbridge collegiate from
1946-62; During this time she won
two Dominion Drama Festival
awards, directed plays and worked
on her master's degree. When she
retired, she found it an awkward
time. "I was too old to act young
roles and there were no rotes for
people in their 60s."
It wasn't until fairly recendy that
she took up theatre again, when
asked by the Alberta Council of
Aging to put together a theatrical
piece for older people. Twice
widowed, die was itching for
something to do — and she's been
busy ever since. Concerts for the
senior citizens' association; directing
and acting with three other retired
teachers in a one-act play; and
another one-act play performed at
the 1981 Alberta Summer Games.
Now, at 82, she will continue in
the theatre. "Old people can do what
they did before, if they're healthy.
Maybe a little more slowly, but
experience compensates for that."
30s
Ian McTaggart Cowan, BA'32,
PhD (Calif) has been elected by
acclamation to a second term as
chancellor of the University of
Victoria. He was first elected in
1978. Dean of graduate studies at
UBC from 1964-75, McTaggart
Cowan had an outstanding 35-year
academic career at UBC. He has also
been honored internationally as a
leading conservationist....The
Chronicle regrets an error in the last
issue — to set the record straight:
Dr. Thomas McKeown, BA'32,
PhD, McGill, PhD, Oxon, MBBS,
London, MD, Birmingham, is
married to Esme Widdowson
McKeown. Dr. McKeown was
awarded an honorary doctorate by
McGill in 1981. J. Arthur Lower,
BA'35, MA'39, is the author of
Ocean of Destiny, a history of the
North Pacific from 1500-1978,
published by UBC Press. He has
written several other books,
including/1 Nation Developing, the
core text in grades 10 and 11 for the
past decade Margaret F. Webber
Wilson, BA'35, wrote recently to
tell us of her whereabouts — she
lives in Toronto — and told us the
following: "Incidentally, a few
weeks ago I was sitting beside
Cecilia Long, BA'32, at a meeting.
She repeated one ofthe college
cheers (I had forgotten it, but can
still remember our song) — she was
practising for her 50th reunion next
October!" Miss Long is a member of
the Order of Canada and former
national director of information for
The Arthritis Society. She also is a
former chair of Women's College
Hospital, Toronto. Mrs. Wilson is
the sister of G. Cuthbert Webber,
BA'30, MA'32, who died December
1981 in Wilmington, Delaware. He
was the former head of mathematics
at the University of Delaware.
Winifred B. Bingham Lewis,
BA'36, has retired after 13 years
with the B.C. College of
Pharmacists. Retirement plans
include travel and continued
university studies....Retiring almost
simultaneously with each other last
fall were Myles H. Ritchie, BA'36,
MSA'39, and his sister Sheila
Ritchie King-Whittick, BA'40.
Ritchie retired in December after 33
years as a professor of audio-visual
education at Florida State
University; King-Whittick retired in
November after 26 years with the
provincial laboratories in
Vancouver, where she was senior
laboratory scientist. She plans lots of
volunteer work during her
retirement...James V. Jordan,
BSA'39, (PhD, Oregon) and Betty
Rae Wood Jordan, BA'43, have
moved from Sydney, Australia to the
Gold Coast in Queensland...Artist
Genevieve L. Stafford, BA'39,
exhibited her paintings and prints in
October in Lethbridge, where she
now lives. Her work was also
displayed during December and
January at the Lethbridge public
library.
Cecilia Long, BA'32
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Former Penticton mayor Frank
Laird, BA'40, was one of 68
Canadians to be presented with the
Order of Canada this fall. Laird was
a trustee for 25 years on the
Penticton hospital board, and is a
past president ofthe B.C. Hospitals
Association. He is a co-founder of
the Okanagan Summer School ofthe
Arts and the Okanagan Symphony
Orchestra... .Distinguished
geographer, Prof. J. Lewis
Robinson, Arts'40, Hon Alum'75,
(BA, West Ont, MA Syracuse, PhD
Clark) is a prolific author with 11
geography books to his credit. His
major book on the regional
geography of Canada is due out in
mid-1982...Daniel M. Greeno,
BSc'41, is vice-president ofthe
operations services group of the
Stauffer Chemical Co., Westport,
Conn. In 1979 he was named
vice-president of energy and
operating services for the firm....T.
Ajthur McLaren, BASc'41, started
his shipbuilding career 40 years ago
as an apprentice at Vancouver Iron
Works, earning 19 cents an hour.
During the Second World War he
worked with his father, who
managed a shipbuilding firm. In
1948, McLaren launched his own
firm, Allied Shipbuilders Ltd., with
a contract to build a 55-foot steel
tug. He launched ship #233 last
June from his North Vancouver
Plant.
Alan M. Eyre, BASc'45, a
founding governor and finance
chairman of SFU and a former
governor of UBC, has been
appointed to the professional
conduct committee of the B.C.
Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Eyre is the first member of the
public to sit on the conduct
committee... Arthur McKenzie
Brockman, BA'46, is a retired
educator who launched his art
collection with the purchase of an A.
Y. Jackson print for $8. Now he
exhibits art through his own Atelier
d'Art Deux-Montagnes in Montreal,
where he shows the work of
internationally-acclaimed and
Canadian artists.. Jessie M.
Hudson, BA'47, retired in
November after 35 years with the
provincial government laboratories.
She was the assistant lab. director....
The Canadian ambassador to
Norway and Iceland is W. Kenneth
Wardroper, BCom'47, who has
taken up his post in Oslo. He was
formerly head of communications
for the department of external
affairs. He is married to Nancy M.
Wilson Wardroper, BCom'46.
Dr. Albert L. Babb, BASc'48,
(PhD, Illinois), has been elected to
the prestigous Institute of Medicine
ofthe National Academy of Sciences
in the U.S. Dr. Babb was the first
head of the University of
Washington's department of nuclear
engineering, serving from 1955 until
last September. He is the only UW
faculty member elected to both the
National Academy of Engineering
and the Institute of Medicine. His
election to the NAE in 1972
recognized his pioneering work in
the development and
commercialization of artificial
kidney systems, and for the
application of nuclear energy to
medicine. His recent honor was for
his achievements in the field of
health. He directed the design and
construction of devices for treatment
of sickle cell anemia. And, he and a
colleague designed a
cosmetically-acceptable, external
infusion pump for diabetics. The
tiny, insulin-bearing pump can be
computerized to inject,
subcutaneously, the appropriate
dose of insulin without visibly
identifying the wearer as a diabetic.
The device is in the shape of a
pendant watch for women, a belt
buckle for men	
Ralph Carter, BASc'48,
MASc'49, (PhD, London) has
moved to Edmonton to take up a
post with Canadian General Electric.
He is manager of research and
development, energy and resources,
for CGE. Carter is responsible for
western research and development
projects in the petroleum and
natural resource industries.
Previously he was at General Electric
in Schenectady, N.Y Peter R.
Cook, BCom'48, says B.C.'s
Cariboo country is a great place to
live. Besides raising 10 children on a
300-acre farm near Quesnel, he and
his wife run a successful real estate
and insurance business....Richmond
mayor Gilbert J. Blair, BSA'49,
learned politics early in life from his
father, a Richmond alderman and
school trustee for many years. He
was re-elected mayor in the
November municipal elections....
Ray McLean Cooper, BA'49,
LLB'50, has been appointed to the
Kootenay county court in Nelson,
B.C. He has been a lawyer in
Creston for the last 30 years....
Award-winning journalist Val C.
Sears, BA'49, is a science writer for
the Toronto Star. Sears has been
bureau chief for the Star in Ottawa,
London and Washington and began
his career on the Toronto
Telegram... .Educator John A.
Young, BCom'49, MEd'61, is
principal of a new private school at
Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver
Island. Western Canada College
caters largely to southeast Asian
students from grades 10 to 12, who
plan to attend North American
universities. Young is a former
Greater Victoria school trustee.
50s
Daryl Duke, BA'50
Many friends of Tafarra Deguefe,
BCom'50, LLD'74, will be glad to
know he was one of more than 500
prisoners released last fall in
Ethiopia. The amnesty marked the
seventh anniversary of the 1974
revolution, when military leaders
deposed Emperor Haile Selassie.
Deguefe was managing director of
the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia
when he received his honorary LLD
from UBC in 1974. He was
imprisoned in early 1975 during a
wave of arrests. At the time, he was
governor of the country's national
bank, and his arrest came as a
surprise to many businessmen and
diplomats. In 1980, a visiting UBC
official in Addis Ababa was told
Deguefe had been executed.
Deguefe was a former
director-general of civil aviation; a
former president of the Chamber of
Commerce and was on many boards
of financial and industrial
enterprises. He is married to Laurie
A. Paterson Deguefe, BA'49...On a
lighter note, Daryl J. Duke, BA'50,
has grabbed U.S. television's juiciest
plum for 1982. He will direct the
televised adaptation of The Thorn
Birds, Colleen McCullogh's
best-seller. The novel, set in
Australia, is being produced as a
nine-hour mini-series. Production
begins in May. Duke, a resident of
West Vancouver and chair of
CKVU-TV, has a distinguished list
of film and television credits....
There's lots of merit in the work
experience program at the senior
secondary at Merritt, B.C. It keeps
potential drop-outs in school for half
a day, and working in the
community at a variety of jobs for
the remaining time. Two of the
program's four teachers are Harriet
Reid Newhouse, BA'50, MEd'77,
and John L. Rutledge, BEd'66....
Nutritionist Jean McLeod Peters,
BHE'50, was honored as a
distinguished teacher by Oregon
State University at its Faculty Day,
Sept. 17. She received the Elizabeth
P. Ritchie distinguished service
award for outstanding
undergraduate teaching and
advising. Peters was on the faculty of
UBC's school of home economics
from 1955-58, prior to joining OSU's
home economics faculty. She is
immediate past pesident of the
700-member Oregon Home
economics association, and is on the
public affairs committee ofthe
American home economics
association. Her research has
focussed on the role of vitamin B6 in
nutrition.
Ronald J. Baker, BA'51, MA'53,
is director ofthe Institute for
Departmental Leadership, Atlantic
Universities. He recendy received a
$258,600 grant from the Kellogg
Foundation to run a series of
workshops for the heads of
university departments....A book by
University of Ottawa philosopher J.
Leslie Armour, BA'52, (PhD,
London) was published recently:
The Idea of Canada. He is also
UBC
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Clovis: Martin Goodwin (763-3493); Los
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York: Rosemary Brough (688-2656);
San Diego: Dr. Charles Armstrong
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Australia & New Zealand: Christopher
Brangwin, 17 Ginahgulla Rd., Bellevue
Hills, N.S.W. 2023; Irene Meyer, Flat
17-13 S. Esplanade, Glenelg, 5045;
Bermuda: John Keefe, Lyndhurst,
Penbroke; England: Alice Hemming, 35
Elsworthy Road, London N.W.3; France:
Gail Ree Gladwell, 12 Ave. de Camoens,
75016 Paris; Hong Kong: Dr. Ronald
S.M. Tse, Dept. of Chemistry, U. of Hong
Kong, Boriamn Rd.; Ireland: Marian A.
Barrett, Dorval, Kilteragh Dr.. Foxrock,
Dublin 18; Israel: Yehoshua Raz, Zionut
9/9 96741 Jerusalem; Japan: Maynard
Hogg, Showa Denki Kogyo, 2-7-3
Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-Ku, Tokyo,
105; Italy: L.R. Letoumeau, FAO, Rm.
B559, Via Delle Terme Di Caracalla,
Rome, 00100; Scotland: Jean Aitchison,
32 Bentfietd Drive, Prestwick.
ChromcWSpring 1982 25 co-author with Elizabeth Trott of a
booklet, The Faces of Reason.
Armour is a former Ubyssey editor....
Recently elected to the council of the
Architectural Institute of B.C. was
Roland G. Aubrey, BArch'51, of
Kamloops....James C. Ryder,
BA'52, of Kamloops, is coordinator
of crop and range extension
programs in the Thompson-Cariboo
region of B.C Lome A.
CampbeU, BSA'53, MSc'54, (PhD,
Calif) is president of Tracor Jitco
Inc., of Austin, Texas. The
company, principally involved in
toxicology and chemistry, provides
systems engineering, scientific and
technical information....Esther
Mathews, BPE'53, is with Steel Rail
Allan King, BA'54
Publishing in Ottawa....Senator
Jacob (Jack) Austin, BA'54,
LLB'55, is one of the lone
westerners in the Trudeau cabinet.
He is minister of state.
If one word could describe Edwin
E. (Ted) Hobbs, BSA'54, BEd'57,
it would be restless. He's had many
careers, interspersed with bouts of
teaching, and now is a partner and
manager of Century 21 in Cache
Creek, B.C. He likes the freedom of
real estate and sales, though the
hours are longer than teaching....
Vancouver-born filmmaker Allan
King, BA'54, has won a Canada
Council award worth up to $18,000.
He has taken honors at film festivals
in many parts ofthe world....Donald
R. McKay, BASc'54, MASc'58, has
been honored by the Association of
Professional Engineers of B.C. for
his work in establishing a new zinc
pressure leaching process. The
process is now in production at
Cominco's Trail plant, the first such
commercial scale, zinc-leaching
operation in Canada. In 1980,
McKay was appointed operating
superintendent for Cominco in
Trail. Also honored by the
association in 1981 were Ray S.
Cunliffe, BASc'49, and George
Lazslo, MASc'66. They received
professional service awards for
service both to APEBC and to
professional societies. Cunliffe is
past-president of APEBC. Lazslo
has been actively involved with
APEBC for 15 years.
Robert H. Brady, BCom'55, is
the new coal marketing boss,
replacing Edgar Kaiser Jr. at B.C.
Coal    G. Douglas Killam, BA'55,
(PhD, London) head of English at
the University of Guelph, has a
number of academic books to his
credit. He has written a novel on the
Fraser and the early settlements, the
first of a three volume series....Harry
Alton White, BA'57, LLB'57 of
Vancouver, has been appointed a
provincial court judge....Dr. Donald
N. Baker, BA'58, is president of
Mount Royal College in Calgary,
Alta B.C. has an abundance of
energy choices, says William A.
Best, BASc'58, vice-president of
corporate affairs for BC Hydro.
Solar power and fusion will provide
our energy needs in the future. Best
previously was vice-president of
electric operations....The new
executive director of forestry for
Saskatchewan is Anthony E.
Richmond, BSF'57, MF'69. The
province's forest resources will not
be allowed to dwindle to the point
where industry is jeopardized, he
says. One of his first tasks is
development of a comprehensive,
provincial, forest policy and
management plan There's lots of
variety in the job for freelance
consultant May L. Maskow,
BEd'59, (MSc, Cornell) of Toronto.
She has produced a film and
videotapes, taught courses in
English and communications, and
chaired the food, nutrition,
consumer and family studies
department at Ryerson, Toronto.
She writes and speakes extensively
to professional groups and is writing
materials for use in Caribbean
schools.
60s
Silver Donald Cameron, BA'60, is
another successful grad writer and
author. His latest, Dragon Lady, is a
maritime adventure story. Farley
Mowat says the book is "A stunning
combination of a first-rate modern
adventure yarn and damned good
writing." Cameron is the son ofthe
late Dr. Maxwell Cameron, BA'27,
MA'32, head of UBC's department
of education from 1939-51 and the
first director ofthe school of
education. Donald Cameron has
written several books and won
national magazine awards in 1979
and 1980. He lives in Cape Breton,
N.S After 12 years at Christ
Church cathedral in Victoria, the
Rev. John Lancaster, BA'60, (ThM
Princeton, BPhil St. Andrews) has
become Archdeacon of Quatsino and
rector of St. John's in Courtenay,
B.C. Miriam Roberts Lancaster,
BA'63, MA (UVic) ARCT, just
completed a term as president of the
Greater Victoria music festival,
before leaving Victoria with her
husband....Edward A. Maranda,
BASc'60, won a 1981 community
service award from the Association
^f Professional Engineers of B.C. for
his work for the Kidney Foundation
of Canada. Maranda was involved
with the design of the central kidney
dialysis system at Vancouver
General hospital. In 1980, he
organized a national camp in the
Okanagan for children with kidney
ailments, which involved setting up
a satellite medical dialysis centre....
Barbara Scott McLean, BEd'60,
has been reappointed to the Ontario
Parole Board. She is one ofthe few
women to be a clerk of the
presbytery of the Presbyterian
Church of Canada. She is married to
Walter F. McLean, BA'57, (MDiv
Toronto), MP for Waterloo and
shadow cabinet critic for the
secretary of state....Lynne Rogers
Mansfield, BA'60, BSW'61,
MSW'63, is a counsellor at East
Kootenay Community College in
Cranbrook. She teaches a career
search program, designed to assist
those who want to change careers or
re-enter the work force Dean
emeritus Earle D. MacPhee,
LLD'61, received an unusual honor
Nov. 6 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He
was invested in an ancient and
honorable ceremony, by the Lord
Lyon King of Arms, as the
Commander of the MacPhee clan,
the oldest and largest in the world. It
is the first time since 1623 that this
position has been filled. Dr.
MacPhee, 87, was the first dean of
commerce at UBC...George N.
Booth, BASc'62, won the 1981
distinction award from the Detroit
chapter of the American
Foundrymen's Society. Booth is iron
operations manager for Ford Motor
Company's casting division, a post
he has held since 1979. He is a
regional vice-president of the society
and a national director since 1979....
Vancouver journalist and former
editor of The Chronicle, Clive
Cocking, BA'62, has been appointed
editor of the B.C. Teachers'
Federation newsletter. From
1965-68, Cocking was a reporter
with the Vancouver Sun. During the
time he was editor of the Chronicle,
the magazine won two awards from
the American Alumni Council	
Writer and publisher Gary Geddes,
BA'62, (PhD Toronto) has a 'novel'
approach to publishing in Canada —
he sells the books before he prints
them. Geddes gets orders for 80
percent of his books before he
publishes, selling them through the
mail for an average price of $4. His
publishing firm is Quadrant
Editions, which he runs from the
family farm in Cornwall, Ont. One
of his books won the 1981
Governor-General's award for
poetry....Robert W. Hastie, BA'62,
MEd'73, is vice-principal of Alberni
district secondary school.
Consul Edward Hepner, BA'62,
MA'65, of the Canadian
consulate-general in Los Angeles,
says Canada and the U.S. "mustn't
lose the ability to manage the
relationship between the two
countries. Irritants have become
problems." Hepner was one ofthe
organizers of a major, top-level
series of meetings in January on
U.S. Canada relationships, held at
the University of Southern
California. Hepner is married to
Ellen Stenshott Hepner, BA'63...
Filmmaker and artist, Gordon
Macewan Payne, BEd'62, lives on
Hornby Island and teaches drawing
and painting at North Island
Jean Peters, BHE'SO
College, Courtenay. He previously
taught fine arts at UBC and his work
has been exhibited in B.C., Seattle,
Montreal and elsewhere.
The new energy manager for
Cominco's B.C. group is Richard D.
(Kim) Deane, BSc'63. He
previously was with West Kootenay
Power as manager of transmission
and distribution....Resident host of
CBC's "Reach for the Top" is
Vancouver broadcaster Dan
McAfee, BA'63. The show is on
television Mondays at 7 p.m Pat
Watts Mugridge, BCom'63, teaches
economics at Kwantlen College and
is an accounting tutor at the Open   '
Learning Institute. Previously she
taught accounting at UBC and
SFU....How to get reluctant readers
involved in books — that's the
challenge tackled by author and
teacher Eric H. Wilson, BA'63.
Assigned a class of disinterested
readers, Wilson started writing and
finally found the formula with a
series of adventure books featuring a
young amateur sleuth named Tom
Austen. Wilson's books are sold in
about 40 different countries. His
latest, The Ghost of Lunenburg
Manor, is part of a series located in
different parts of Canada....
When Elspeth M. Cameron,
BA'64, MA, (UNB, PhD, McGill)
took Canadian-American literature
at the University of Toronto 20 years
ago, not a word was mentioned
about a Canadian author or book
until the last day of class. It
prompted her to enter the fallow
field of Canadian literary biography,
and in 1981 her book: Hugh
McLennan: A Writer's Life, was
published. Cameron coordinates a
Canadian literature program at U of
T....Canadian theatre critics have
'discovered' veteran Canadian film
and television actor Scott Hylands
(Douglas) BA'64. At Stratford last
summer, he was described as a "new
and powerful personality". It was
the first time Hylands, who has
worked in the U.S. for 17 years,
earned money from a stage play in
Canada....Prominent Okanagan
horticulturist John B. Price,
BSA'64, of Armstrong, has been
appointed coordinator of
horticulture crop extension
programs in the
Okanagan-Kootenay region....
Variety is the spice of life for
reporter Olivia M. Ward, BA'64, of
the Toronto Star. One day it's a
story about endangered, exotic pets;
the next, a review of the Ottawa
social scene. Ward, a former
Vancouver Province writer, has been
with theStar for five years.
Carmen F. J. Beuhler, BA'66,
LLB'69, became a White Rock
alderman in 1979, four years after
moving to the coastal community.
He was re-elected to a second
two-year term in November....Inuit
games place more emphasis on fun
than on winning. When Francis
Leach Eger, BPE'66, was teaching
on Nuns' Island, the space for games
was limited, so she set about
researching what games Eskimos
played years ago, in their igloos.
"The beauty of the games is that
they can be played in a small space,"
she says. "Anyone can do them."
The result of her investigation is a
book entitled .4 Unique Inuit
(Eskimo) Games Collection, now in its
26 Chronicle/Spring 1982 second edition. The book was
illustrated by a Montreal artist, aged
9.
Joachim Foikis, BA'66, may have
been Vancouver's fool, but the town
of Lindsay, Ont. recently rejected
his foolishness. Foikis made a career
out of his role as Vancouver's
unofficial town fool — he even got a
$3,500 Canada Council grant for it in
1968. But the Lindsay town council
rejected his application for the post
of official town fool in December,
preferring a different variety of
folly....Juror for the fall show at the
Kamloops art gallery was Murray
N. Johnson, BEd'66, MA'70. He
has been with Okanagan college
since 1974 and has exhibited his own
work in B.C. and Alberta....Writer
and outdoor artist Gary A. Lowe,
BA'66, exhibited his work in
Dawson Creek, B.C. in December.
Spurred on by gold in the
Cariboo, adventurers attempted the
arduous overland route across the
Rockies in the past century. Thomas
McMicking led the largest group of
overlanders, and UBC Press has just
published his record ofthe journey,
entitled: Overland from Canada to
British Columbia. Written like an
adventure story, it includes sketches
of many settlers who were
prominent in B.C.'s development.
The book was edited by Joanne M.
Leduc Sawadsky, BA'66, MA'76,
the great-great-granddaughter of
two travellers with McMicking....
Cliff A. Schofer, BSA'66, and his
wife own and operate a 350-head,
540-acre ranch west of Creston, B.C.
They produce all the feed for their
cattle, and almost all the food for
their family....The president of
Sagebrush Enterprises Ltd., a
now-public oil company, is Robert
D.P.Niven,MASe'67.The
Calgary-based entrepreneur finds
himself increasingly working in the
U.S., but he'd much prefer making
his living in Canada. He is president
of the Calgary Olympic
Development Association. But, as
he says, you do business where the
business is....A UBC grad is
president of SFU's Alumni
Association. He's Michael Powley,
BEd'67, who left Point Grey to take
an MBA from the university on
Burnaby mountain in 1978.
Donald J. Howell, BCom'68,
gained his CGA diploma in 1981 and
is with Revenue Canada in
Penticton. He is married to Judith
L. Smith Howell, BEd'65, who
teaches in Penticton....Linda J. Hall
Rogers, BA'68, MA'70, has had
several books of poetry and a novel
published. Her latest poetry,
Queens ofthe Next Hot Star,
centres on an Indian from Cortez
Island called Maggie Jack. Ronald
F. Smith, BA'69, is the editor of
Oolichan Books, who published
Roger's poetry....The new manager
of corporate affairs for the B.C.
Central Credit Union is Terence R.
Sankey, BEd'68, MEd (Wash).
Previously he was director of
instruction and assistant
superintendent ofthe Courtenay
school district.
X-rated mugs? They are popular,
says Tsawwassen artist Wayne T.
Sayer, BEd'68. He hasn't decided if
they are cute or gross, but they sell
well. Sayer, who calls himself a
"mad artist", sells a variety of
whimsical and serious sculpture,
pottery, portraits and drawings....
Alain Albagti, PhD'69, has been
appointed director of policy,
national capital region, ofthe
environmental protection service. It
is part of Environment Canada....
Work as a flight attendant on the
long CP Air runs to Australia leaves
Betty B. Birrell, BA'69, spare time
for her favorite sport —
George Booth, BASc'62
sailboarding. Considered one ofthe
top women sailboarders, in 1980 she
placed second in the Pan Am
Hawaiian world cup. She was, for a
while, the lone woman sailboarder in
the tough seas at Hawaii's Diamond
Head, where she is described as
"tearing up the face of a huge wave,
shooting high into the air in an
almost inverted position, and
managing to land right side up and
sail away." She lives in Honolulu....
Graydon D. Lally, BSc'69, (MSc,
McGill, LLB, Dalhousie) is a
partner in the Legal Research Co.,
based in Halifax, N.S Poet W.
Scott Lawrance BA'69, traveled far
and wide to write Names of Thunder,
(McClelland & Stewart, 1978).
Lawrance read his poetry at the arts
centre in Sechelt last November....
Alice C. L. Tastad Molloy,
MSW'69, of Saskatoon, has been
appointed to the senate of the
University of Regina. She has also
been reappointed to the National
Council of Welfare The man in
charge of construction for
Vancouver's rapid transit system is
Michael J. O'Connor, BASc'69. He
was formerly B.C. regional highways
engineer in the Lower Mainland,
Fraser valley and Sunshine coast
area. In 1977, he was regional
highways engineer in the Terrace
region, the youngest man ever to
hold such a senior post in the
ministry of transportation and
highways.
70s
Donald L. Bates, BSc-A'70,
MSc'71, is the new regional field
crops coordinator for the B.C.
ministry of agriculture's south
coastal region....The district
agriculturist in the Abbotsford
region is Ronald J. Charles, BSc'70,
MSc'72...Robert L. Glazier,
BEd'70, never quite got around to
teaching. Instead, his love of sports
landed him a career in broadcasting
on soccer and hockey. Now he's with
KSTW-TV in Tacoma, after
undergoing open-heart surgery last
fall....Richard F. Welch, BEd'70,
MEd (UVic) has been appointed
superintendent of the
Agassiz-Harrison school district.
Previously he was a school principal
in Langley....Ian W. Wraight,
BSc'70, is assistant manager ofthe
federal business development bank
in Vernon....
Down but not under is Audrey D.
Down, BA'71, who teaches and
studies politics at the University of
New South Wales, Sydney,
Australia. A native of Saskatchewan,
she is a former Vancouver Sun
reporter....Kerry L.W.
Bysouth, BEd'72, is one of two
Langley township recreation
coordinators....David G. Ivany,
BA'72, and his wife head the
Salvation Army's Kelowna office....
Flying is a hobby of Wayne H.
Rodier, BEd'72, principal of
Crescent Heights school in Williams
Lake, B.C. He and his wife Lynda
Mae Laxton Rodier, BEd'75, have
built their own home there....
Daniel John Peebles, BEd'72,
is principal of H. D. Stafford
secondary school in Langley....
Geoff Hancock, BFA'73,
MFA'75, was a member of Canada's
first literary delegation to China in
1981. Stops included Peking, Xian,
Canton and Hong Kong, plus a visit
with China's celebrated author
Madame Ding Ling, who at 76 only
recently emerged from 21 years in
exile....Thomas J. Kennedy,
BCom'73, LLB'74, has been
appointed a director of Ayerok
Petroleum Ltd Graham A.
Mason, PhD'73, has headed for the
sun and become dean of
Hawkesbury College in Richmond,
New South Wales, Australia. He
took up the post in January, 1982,
after leaving the University of
Waikato in New Zealand....Edward
B. Norman, BMus'73, is a producer
for CBC Radio in Vancouver. He
gave a recital on Salt Spring Island
last November....Barbara
Dalrymple, BArch'74, of
Vancouver, and Brian E. Hulme,
BArch'69 of North Vancouver, have
both been elected to the council of
the Architectural Institute of B .C	
Alexandria Spindel, MSW'74, is
executive director of the
Rehabilitation Foundation for the
Disabled in Toronto....
Actress Barbara L. Duncan, BA'76,
played a leading role in "Talley's
Folly" at the Theatre New
Brunswick this fall. The play went
on tour in New Brunswick centres...
Burnaby MP Svend Robinson,
LLB'76, is often in the spotlight
(nationally, that is). The NDP
justice critic sits on the Commons
justice committee. Robinson was the
first student elected to the board of
governors at UBC, and at age 28 won
his first case before the Supreme
Court. He bested veteran politician
Pauline Jewett of SFU for the
Burnaby NDP nomination, winning
the seat in'79 and again in 1980....
Roland G. Smuin, BMus'76, signed
on as apprentice actor at Stratford in
1980 and landed a chorus part in the
1981 season....Representing SPEC at
hearings into Hydro's Site C dam in
northeastern B.C. is Clifford A.
Stainsby, BSA'76. (SPEC is the
Society for Pollution and
Environmental Control) Walter
Keith Wilkinson, PhD'76, is
education director at Shaughnessy
Reunions
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Librarianship
March 20
Dentistry &
Dental Hygiene
May 3
Home Economics
'52
June 12
Student Leadership
June 19-20
Fort Camp Reunion
July 2-3
Medicine '72
July 2-3
Class of '21 & '22
July 21
Class of '32
Oct. 2
(for other reunions news
see UBC Seen section)
For information or
tickets and
reservations contact
the alumni office
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Chronicle/Spring 1982 27 BethJankola
"There's nothing very romantic
about being a writer," says poet
Beth Jankola, BEd'66. "It's a lot of
hard work."
There are a lot of hard-working
authors counted among UBC grads,
hundreds of published authors and
poets, excluding those who write for
the strictly academic market.
There is Barrie W. Sanford,
BASc'71, a railroad buff and author
in his spare time. His second book
has just been published, The
Pictorial History of Railroading in
B.C. His fksi,McCuUoch's Wonder,
was a bestseller at more than 10,000
copies. Sanford makes his living as a
professional engineer; writing, for
him, is a spur-line.
Jankola is a former teacher who
found her niche as a writer when she
was raising her children in Burnaby,
B.C. "It wasn't until 1 was isolated in
Burnaby with two small babies that I
had the nerve to make my poems
public," she says. "I wanted to reach
out."
"Perhaps that's not a writerly.
thing to say," she adds. But what is
writing, if not a 'reaching out?'
With her permission, we reprint a
short poem from her latest
collection, Jody Said:
Self Portrait
She was home
from school
talking about
her day
so I told her
about mine
I had gone to
TheArtGaUery
to see the photos
I'd been told
were hanging
Photos of me
BethJankola 1962
and
BethJankola 1972
I fed terrible
1 used to be pretty
even prettier
than you
I remember
she said
You with your hair
down to here
touching my back
Yeah
I said
remembering
You just got
to face it
Mum
You're aging
A note about the author reads:
"two dogs, two cats, two children,
one man, one woman, a cedar and
granite house, a concrete floor, a
large mouthed fireplace, her
typewriter and the rain in Burnaby,
B.C."
Ed Note: Response to the article on
alumni writers in the last issue of The
Chronicle tocu tremendous. Notes
about a number cf authors are scattered
through Spodight.
Hospital, Vancouver....Watercolorist
Vincent K. Buell, BEd'77, had a
one-man show at the Keenlyside
gallery, Vancouver in December.
Paintings exhibited were from two
series: Kimono, and Winter-scapes
of Japan....There's an increasing
demand for translators across
Canada. For the past three years,
Valerie J. Gibson, BA'77, D
FRCH'78, has worked in the
translation bureau in Ottawa. Every
year the federal government
translates about 250 million words,
from English to French or vice
versa, and that translates into about
1,150 jobs.
Like the Canadian mosaic, the
owners of the Melting Pot restaurant
in St. Jacobs, Ont., come from
different backgrounds and
nationalities. Phyllis L. Hinz,
BFA'77, and Mary Lamont
Mackay, BA'67, met at UBC and
recently opened a second Melting
Pot restaurant in Kitchener, Ont	
Rodney A. MacPherson, BA'77,
has designed and proposed a
riverpark for north Castelgar, in
response to raised water levels in the
area due to a dam. .Donald S.
Massey, BA'77, has been appointed
educational psychologist with the
Arrow Lakes school district in the
Nakusp area....David H. Turpin,
BSc'77, PhD'80, has recently joined
the faculty of biology at Queen's
University....Steve J. Waddell,
BA'77, has become communications
and research officer for the Health
Sciences Association. Waddell was a
full-time freelance journalist and
broadcaster in Vancouver.
Museum consultant Mary P.
Frame, BA'78, will photograph and
catalogue a new collection of textiles
for the UBC Museum of
Anthropology. She is a specialist in
Peruvian textiles ...Charles W.
Bailey, BA'79, is district
administrator for the Canadian
National Institute for the Blind in
the Prince George district....Three
commerce grads have garnered
honors in the 1981 national
accounting exam. The gold medal,
awarded by the B.C. Institute of
Chartered Accountants, went to
John S. Clark, BCom'79. Clark
placed first among B.C. entrants.
Winning the B.C. silver medal was
Kevin Grayston, BCom'79.
Another B.C. student to place on the
national honor roll was Richard F.
Crosson, BCom'79. The pass rate
for B.C. students was among the
highest in Canada....Canada has an
inexhaustible natural — and national
— resource: winter. R. Nicholas
Green has just published the
Canada Ski Directory, 148 pages of
information on all Canada's skiing
facilities.
80s
Dora A. Nipp, BA'80, has won a
University of Toronto fellowship for
graduate studies on the
Chinese-Canadian community. She
will compare Chinese settlement in
Vancouver and Toronto ...Pianist
Cheryl L. Cooney, MMus'81,
William Thompson, BSc'80, to
Mora Elizabeth Farncombe,
BA'80, Aug. 22, 1981 in Burnaby....
Persis E. Dale, BA'68, to David C.
Wiltshire, July 23, 1981 ir. Reading,
England.
Garnet Grosjean, BSc'75
joined the staff at the school of
music, Red Deer College (Alberta)
this fall....G. Mark Crawford,
BA'81, is B.C.'s 1982 Rhodes
scholar. Crawford graduated with
first-class honors in political science
and is studying in Ottawa as a
political intern....Thomas G.
Danforth, BSc'81, is a pharmacist in
Enderby. ...Cynthia Dawn Lim,
BPE'81, winner of a Rotary
International education scholarship
worth up to $15,000, is continuing
her studies at the Footscray Institute
o!'T echnology, Melbourne....Judy F.
Sayers, LLB'81, of Port Alberni is
the 1981 winner of the Harvey Bell
memorial prize administered by the
University of Saskatchewan. The
award is open annually to law
students of native ancestry anywhere
in Canada. Sayers is a former
president of the Native Law
Students' Association of Canada.
Wayne R. W. Hall, BA'72, MA'74,
and Carolyn Ann Andruski Hall,
BHE'74, a daughter, Christyn
Michelle, Sept. 30, 1981 in
Edmonton....James G. Lee, BSc'74,
and E. Lorraine Cameron Lee, a
daughter, Bronwyn Elaine,
December 13, 1979 in Kamloops...
Arlene F. Tolensky Mallin,
MSc'75, a son, Aaron Norman, June
11, 1981 in Vancouver. ..Robert N.
McRae, BSc'70, MSc'72, PhD'77,
and Grace Ann Wallace McRae,
BA'72, a daughter, Kathleen
Heather Ann, April 24, 1981 in
Calgary....William J. Mewhort,
BCom'69, and Heather Powers
Mewhort, BEd'69, twin sons, Kent
William and Curtis John, December
14, 1981 in Vancouver....Dr. Donald
A. Pepper, BA'65, PhD (Wales) and
Carol Jane Powlett Pepper, BA'66,
LLB'69, a daughter, Sarah Florence
Powlett August 18, 1981 in
Vancouver. ...Robert M.
Sookochoff, BSc'76, MD'80, a son,
Jesse William, May 25, 1981 in
Little Current, Ont Vernon S.
Yoshida, BEd'77 and Brenda L.
Godwin Yoshida, BSc'77, a son,
Gregory Toshiro, May 16, 1981 in
Nanaimo.
DEATHS
Alan John L. Hettle, BSc'77,
MSc'80, to Elizabeth M. Ethier,
BA'77 in Surrey, B.C James D.
McNeil, BSc'74, BASc'78, to
Nancy G. Clement, BPE'81, Dec.
23, 1981 in New Westminster....Coty
John A. (Jack) Abbott, BA'48,
BEd'51, Oct. 1981 in Nelson. He
began his teaching career at Balfour
in 1938. After serving overseas with
the Canadian Army, Abbott taught
in Tadanac and from 1948 until his
retirement in 1975, he taught at
Trafalgar junior secondary.
Survived by his sister and two
brothers.
Hazel Cameron, Sept. 1981 in
Vancouver. Although not a UBC
graduate, Mrs. Cameron was
familiar to the UBC community for
many years as wife and then widow
of Dr. Maxwell Cameron, BA'27,
MA'32. He was head ofthe
department of education from
1939-51, the first director ofthe
school of education and author ofthe
1945 Royal Commission report on
educational finance. Survived by
two sisters, a brother, and three
sons, Donald, BA'60, David, BA'63
and Kenneth, MA'70.
Dorothy Ann Benchley Fournier,
BA'21, Aug. 1981 in Vancouver. A
teacher, she was the widow of Leslie
T. Fournier, BA'21, MA'23, PhD
(Calif). Upon his death in 1961 in
New Jersey, she returned to
Vancouver and was active in the
University Women's Club. Survived
by a brother and two daughters.
Gordon Frew, BEd'61, MEd
(Wash), May 1981 in Casdegar. A
former principal of Fruitvale
elementary school, he was active in
several professional associations. In
1976, he was named "Conservation
Man ofthe Year" by the Trail
Wildlife Association, for his work in
promoting the establishment ofthe
Creston wildlife management area
and preserving deer feeding grounds
in the west Kootenays. Most
recently he was president ofthe
Trail Horseman's Society and from
1971-76, a member of the
international caribou study steering
committee. Survived by his wife
Marilyn, BEd-E'61, three sons, a
daughter, his parents, a brother and
a sister.
Edna Lillian Kerr, BA'38, Sept.,
1981 in Ladner. A Friend ofthe
university library.
Mabel Lanning, BAT7, Nov., 1981
in Vancouver. Known to generations
of UBC students, she headed the
circulation division ofthe university
library until her retirement in 1961.
It is estimated she served some
100,000 students during her library
career, which began in 1926. During
that time, the university grew from a
small institution of three faculties
and 1,984 students, to 10 faculties
and 18,477 students. The library
collection blossomed from 60,000
volumes to something over half a
million books. Her name was
synonymous with the library to
many students, and the graduating
class of '54 elected her
honorary vice-president. She was
28 Chronicle/Spring 1982 predeceased by her brother Walter
S. Lanning, BA'26, BLS
(Columbia) UBC professor emeritus
of education, who died in June,
1981. Survived by brother Roland,
BA'22, and sister Marjorie Lanning
Levirs, BA'29.
Leo Leavy, BSA'46, January, 1982
in Vancouver. Leo, and his brother
John A. (Jack) Leavy, BSA'46, of
Vancouver, were billed as the
world's largest identical twins.
Standing 6-foot-10 and weighing
more than 300 pounds each, the
brothers appeared on numerous
shows. During the 1950s they were
co-presidents of Tip Toppers, a club
for very tall men and women. The
surviving brother, Jack, is a stroke
victim who was being cared for by
Leo at the time of his death. Jack, at
the time of publishing, was in
Burnaby General Hospital.
Mary C. Swanson Lumsden,
BA'25, Oct. 1981 in Nanaimo. A
friend of the university during her
lifetime, she is survived by daughter
Anne Ingalls, BEd'79, and a second
daughter.
James Tomlin McDonald, BA'32,
June 1979 at Horsefly Lake. He
taught for 33 years with the
Vancouver School Board. Survived
by his wife and a sister.
Kenneth L. MUler, BA'25, MA
(Columbia) July 1981 in Vancouver.
A former high school teacher, he
served overseas with the Canadian
Navy and in 1949 became director of
naval education. In 1958 he retired
as a captain from the navy and
became principal of the RCAF
Dependents school in Metz, France
until 1960. He was later appointed
department head at Vancouver
Vocational Institute. Survived by his
wife.
Thomas Keith Milne, BSP'51,
December, 1980. Survived by his
wife and sons Christopher, BASc'70
and Douglas, BASc'77.
Allison F. Mosher, BASc'44, MBA
(Western) October, 1981 in Toronto.
He served with the Canadian Navy
and was a past president of the
Rexdale Rotary club. Survived by
his wife, his parents and two sons.
Mary Lucille Parsons, DPHN'35,
May, 1981 in Vancouver.
Stanley James Price, BA'53,
MSc'55, PhD (Edinburgh), March
1981 in Windsor, Ont. Dr. Price was
a professor of chemistry at the
University of Windsor. From
1958-59, he was with the National
Research Council of Canada before
joining the university staff. Survived
by his sister.
James Waller Rebbeck, BSc'20,
December, 1981 in Saginaw, Mich.
He joined Dow Chemical in 1927
and was employed by them for 36
years as a patent attorney. Survived
by his wife, a son and a daughter.
Aubrey F. Roberts, November,
1981 in Vancouver. A member of the
Arts '23 class, Roberts helped
organize the Great Trek in 1922,
when students marched from the old
Fairview shacks to Point Grey to
promote the building of a permanent
campus. In 1955, he received the
Great Trekker award from the Alma
Mater Society, the highest honor
that students can bestow. Roberts
was a prominent B.C. journalist for
many years, becoming executive
editor of The Province and then
editor of the News-Herald. From
1953-55, he chaired the UBC
Development Fund, one ofthe first
capital gifts campaigns by a public
university, which raised more than
$10 million. Shortly after he was
appointed assistant to the UBC
president and director of the
university's development program.
Roberts was a former secretary of
the Men's Canadian club, a founder
of the University Club and public
relations chair for United Way.
Survived by his wife, a daughter and
three brothers.
Stephen C. Robinson, BASc'35,
MASc'36, PhD (Queens),
September, 1981 in Saanich.
Robinson was chief of the
mineralogy division of the
Geological Survey of Canada until
his retirement in 1973. A complex
mineral, previously unknown, was
identified by Robinson while he was
engaged in research as a graduate
student. It was named Robinsonite
by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Survived by his wife and a daughter.
Edward L. Stephany, BA'55, July,
1981 in Vancouver. Survived by his
wife.
Cleta Thompson, BSN'49, August,
1980 in Calgary, Alta. Survived by a
sister, Grace E. Thompson,
BSN'55.
John Moncrieff Turnbull, (McGill
'97) January, 1982 in Vancouver.
Prof. Turnbull was the last surviving
member of the first faculty at UBC,
when the university opened its doors
in 1915. He founded the department
of mining and taught for 30 years
before retiring in 1945. He also was a
member of the first UBC senate. He
is survived by three sons.
Dorothy May Wallis, BA'48,
MEd'80, January 1982 in
Vancouver. Very active in local
community affairs, she was a board
member of the Dunbar community
association for more than 20 years
and an elected representative of one
of the first community resource
boards established in Vancouver.
She received her masters degree the
same day that her eldest son Hu was
awarded his MSc in agricultural
sciences. A bursary for a student
taking a masters in education is
being established in her memory.
Contributions can be sent c/o St.
Phillips Anglican church, 3737 West
27 Ave., Vancouver. Survived by
her husband Jack, BA'55, MA'63,
assistant to the dean of education,
four sons and a daughter Rona,
BEd'80.
G. Cuthbert Webber, BA'30,
MA'32, PhD (Chicago), December
1981 in Wilmington, Delaware. Dr.
Webber was the H. Fletcher Brown
professor emeritus of mathematics at
the University of Delaware, and
former chair of the university's
mathematics department. He retired
in 1971 after 34 years as a teacher
and administrator. Survived by his
wife, a son and a sister, Margaret
Webber Wilson, BA'35.
John J. Woods, BSA'23, MSA'32,
June 1981 in Sydney, B.C. The
former superintendent of the
Saanichton experimental farm, he
retired in 1960 after 35 years with
the department of agriculture. He
was a member of the Agricultural
Institute of Canada, B.C. director on
the national council and founding
president of the B. C. Institute of
Agrologists. Survived by his wife.
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Letters
"Make Do" Education
Re: "The Financial Crunch Comes to
UBC" (Winter '81). The introduction by
Robert Smith, the condensed Dr. Kenny
"remarks" and Michael Valpy's excellent
financial analysis serve to put the situation
in focus: there isn't enough money to carry
on present programs - much less expand
them... The stark fact is that all segments of
our society, including education, must
"make do" with less.
It is the inescapable duty of our
university to continue to provide more and
better education while utilizing less of the
world's goods. I believe it to be possible to
do so. One way to do it is to utilize
our superior students to a greater degree.
The big cost of education is salaries.
Let us have our professors multiply their
expensive talents by working through those
students who can both learn and teach.
Let the right to teach fellow students be
conferred solely on the basis of merit and
ability. Let it be a privilege. Let the
reward be the deeper learning that comes
from teaching... (and) the award of extra
credits...
F. Raymond Jones,
B.A. '38, BASc '39, MASc '46
And the Winner is...
At page 4 of your Winter '81 issue a query is
made as to whether Law '51 holds a record
in that 18 of their number have been
appointed to the bench. Undoubtedly
many of your readers are anxiously awaiting
the answer to this earth-shaking question.
To set their minds at ease I advise that,
with the appointment of Robert Robinson
to the County Court of Yale, Law '49 has
had 22 of its members appointed to the
bench. In addition, it has produced the
Registrar of the Supreme Court of British
Columbia and 4 provincial cabinet ministers
amongst others prominent in the public
eye.
Judge David H. Campbell, LLB '49
County Court of B.C.
Vancouver
The Trouble with Harry
Writing to the editor is no doubt as risky a
business as being interviewed. Nevertheless,
I must register a mild protest.
In answer to the interviewer's inevitable
question, "How did you manage to work
with anyone as difficult as John
Diefenbaker?" it has been my practice to
observe that one simply was obliged to
accept him for what he was. "Like Uncle
Harry", I was wont to add, I thought wryly,
in allusion to Noel Coward's, "Uncle
Harry's Not A Missionary Now." Contrary
to your report (Winter '81), never have I
ever thought of Mr. Diefenbaker as any sort
of personal relative. Forthwith will I cease
future reference to "Uncle Harry." Color
this as you will!
John A. Munro, BA '60
Director, Diefenbaker Centre
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Sask.
Creative Spelling 203
I protest, as I hope Eric Nichol [sic] has
already protested, the incorrect use of tote in
the cut-line accompanying his article
Musings of a Would-be Philanthropist
(Autumn'81).
When I tot up the debits and credits of
my education, I find that I tote a greater
load of debt to my Grade Five teacher than I
do to my Alma Mater. Miss Robinson
taught a vigorous use of the dictionary; she
would never have tolerated, as Ms Mater
does, a confusion of tot: to sum up, with
tote: to carry or bear.
As a retired elementary school teacher, I
have often been resentful at the blame
directed to the lower schools for the
deterioration of written English. What can
a teacher do but grumble in turn at the
appalling examples the media set before
us?
Edna Slater, BEd '67
Youbou, B.C.
The Chronicle office's two dictionaries both
note that tote is a verb meaning to total or tot.
Another Country Heard
From
I graduated from UBC with a BSc in
mathematics in 1981. Immediately
afterwards I immigrated to Israel and enrolled
in a one-year MBA program offered by the
University of Tel-Aviv.
Since I left Canada my parents have sent
me two copies of your publication and I was
really touched to see how you try to keep
in contact with all the alumni. I especially
enjoy your features on university news
(including UBC Reports). So I decided to
write and thank you, and let you have my
new address. I wonder how many UBC
alumni live in Israel. I notice there is no
UBC Alumni Branch here. If you like, you
can print my name and phone as the UBC
Alumni Rep. in Israel.
Thank for sending me the Chronicle.
YehoshuaRaz, BSc'81
(Walter Porzecanski)
Jerusalem, Israel.
(tel: (02) 415705)
Thank you for letting us know you like the
magazine. Unfortunately one of the clouds on
the Chronicle's horizon is postage. The cost has
soared. For an address outside North America
the rate has gone from 39 cents to 67 cents (or
$ 1.22 when UBC Reports is included). In
Canada it now costs a minimum of 13 cents, up
from nine cents. As U.S. bound copies are
mailed in the States, the cost is similar to the
Canadian rate. In the future it is likely the
Chronicle will be distributed on a more limited
basis and a subscription will be the way to
ensure dispatch of each issue to your address.
30 Chronicle/Spring 1982 Pudlo presents "Spring Journey"
World renowned Eskimo artist, Pudlo, photographed with his latest work at Cape Dorset, Northwest Territories, is one of seven famous Canadian
artists whose work is now available in a special edition
for only $19.95.
An exclusive arrangement between the West Baffin
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you for the first time to have the work of a famous
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These works are not available in any other form.
The Mintmark Edition is the only edition. Each print
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Beautiful graphics from the following artists also available:
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