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S37W3   3   1310FA  HO Ventra Travel is pleased to present
an introductory travel programme
for Members of UBC Alumni Association, their friends & families
Highlights & Contrasts of Russia
September 4 • 24, 1983
Fully escorted from Vancouver
Visit 7 contrasting Soviet cities in this 20 day tour...first
Moscow, then Samarkand and Tashkent in Soviet Central Asia,
Tbilisi in Georgia and Sochi, one of the most popular Black Sea
resorts, Kiev is next and last, but by no means least, is beautiful
Approx. cost of $2,650 includes airfare, 19 nights first class
hotels, 3 meals a day, extensive sightseeing and two theatre
Asian Adventure
November 5 - 21, 1983
Fully escorted from Vancouver
This unusual adventure starts in Manila in the Philippines,
proceeds to Borneo - Kota Kinabalu in the Sabah State and
Kuching in Sarawak - and then ventures into Burma with stays
in Rangoon, Pagan, Mandalay and Heho...Hong Kong provides
a pleasant respite at journey's end (Japan extension is also
Approx. cost of $3,760 includes airfare, 15 nights first class
hotels, most meals and extensive sightseeing.
Bicycling Through Burgundy Vineyards
September 16 ■ 25, 1983
Fully escorted from Paris
Is there any wine area in the world which conjures up more
images, more smells or more tastes than magnificent
Burgundy? We bike from Dijon along the Route des Grands
Crus down to Beaujolais, delighting in the wine, food and
countryside of this famed region. There's no need to hurry - the
pace is your own.
Cost of $1,255 includes 8 nights first class hotels and inns, two
meals a day, transfers to/from Paris, use of 10-speed bicycle
and wine tasting in Beaune. Airfare is extra.
Please may we ask for your help?
In order to provide the kind of programme that appeals to Association members, we need your suggestions and advice.
Please drop us a line or give us a call and let us know what destinations and types of tours are of interest to you.
For more information on these tours or others of your choice, please contact:
Karen Liberty
UBC Alumni Association
Cecil Green Park
6251 Cecil Green Park Road
Vancouver, B.C. V6T1W5
Tel      228-3313
Ruth Smythe or Qenny MacLean
OR Vantra Travel Services Ltd.
5915 West Boulevard
Vancouver, B.C. V6M 3X1
Tel     263-1951
Toll free (within B.C.) 112-800-663-3364
Volume 37, Number 1, Spring 1983
Alumni UBC debuts new look
Commerce grads get results
| C    Alumni Elections 1983
Don't forget to vote in the Alumni Association Board of
Management elections
«3w   President's Residence to become
'town-gown' centre
Knowledge from outer space
Turn on a 'telecourse' instead of a soap opera
Learning to live with the computer
Adapting to life in an 'information society'
I 9   UBC Reports
Focusing on liberal arts and humanities
EDITOR: M. Anne Sharp
LAYOUT/DESIGN: Betty Sommerville and Blair Pocock,Sommergraphics Ltd.
EDITORIAL COMMITTEE: Nancy Woo, BA'69, Chan: Virginia Beirnes, LLB'49; Marcia Boyd,
MA'75; Grant D. Burnyeat, LLB'73; Margaret Burr, BMus'64; Peter Jones; Murray McMillan, LLB'81; Nick Omelusik,
BA'64, BLS'66; David Richardson, BCom'71; Doug Davison; Bel Nemetz; BA'35; John Schoutsen, MFA'82.
ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVES: Alumni Media; Vancouver (604) 688-6819; Toronto (416) 781-6957
Published quarterly bv the Alumni Association of Ihe University of British Columbia,   Vancouver, Canada The copyright of all contents is
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SUBSCRIPTIONS: The Alumni Chronicle is sen! to alumni of the university
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REQUESTED: It the addressee, or son or daughter who is a UBC graduate has moved, please notify UBC Alumni Records so that this magazine
rfiav be forwarded to the correct address
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Member, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education   Indexed in Canadian Education Index ISSN 0041-4999
Cover Photo: Ken Parkinson
In this issue
The Chronicle may find its long
tradition somewhat shaken in this
issue. We're introducing a new look,
from the distinctive new masthead
design which incorporates the Alumni
Association's new signature (details
on page i)to changes in the general
Our cover story addresses the
widespread changes computers
promise to bring, and are already
bringing, to our lives. A recent report
of the Science Council of Canada
predicts, "The fobs, health and
liberties of everyone are at stake in the
transformation :■"..into ad
'information society' bated on microelectronics technologies* 'Inkeeping
with this technological theme, toe also
have a story on the Knowledge
Network, which, as a* s/wfi see, may
be thtt shape of education to come._
This issue carries a six-page UBC
Remits fmturem the art&attd
humanities, keeping readers in touch
with the campus, while the Spotlight
section, letters and other stories keep
alumni in touch with each other.
Finally, you'll find the Alumni UBC
Board of Management election ballots
on page 18.
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 19, 1983 at
Cecil Green Park, 6251 Cecil
Green Park Road, Vancouver,
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
($15.00/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.
Chronicle/Spn'ng 1983 3 Alumni UBC
new look
The Alumni Association recently unveiled its new association
signature. The full name, The UBC Alumni Association, has given
way to "Alumni UBC", a shortened version (the full name and
address is still used on all stationery, etc.). And the traditional UBC
crest appears in a more contemporary, simplified design.
This new visual identity concept was chosen for several reasons.
"Alumni UBC" places greater emphasis on the alumni rather than
the association itself. The traditional emblem, while maintaining
historical continuity, has been adapted to modern standards of
graphic reproduction. (The traditional crest may still be used for
appropriate formal occasions.) Both the truncated name and the
modernized crest are distinctive and easy to identify and interpret.
All of the Association's stationery will soon appear bearing the new
logotype and symbol printed in the University colours of royal blue
and yellow.
A special thank-you is extended to each of the volunteer members
of the Communications Advisory Committee, who worked with the
Association in developing the new image: Scott Mclntyre, BA '65,
Nancy Woo, BA '69, Murray McMillan, LLB '81, John Schoutsen,
MFA '82, Betty Sommerville, Bob Partridge, Margaret Davidson, and
Bruce Fauman.
—Anne Sharp, Communications Director
Alumni UBC
Do we have your
correct name and
Edinburgh 4th Centenary
To celebrate the University of Edinburgh's 4th Centenary a dinner will be
held on Saturday, April 23 at the
Graduate Centre, UBC, for all University of Edinburgh's graduates and
associates living in the Pacific Northwest. For further information please
contact: Mrs. Mary Anderson, 4048
West 32nd Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.
V6S 1Z6, telephone (604) 224-1741.
If your address or name has changed
please cut off the present Chronicle
address label and mail it along with ~
the new information to: Canada/China
Geography exchange
Alumni Records As  May  1983,   the  departure  date
6251 Cecil Green Park Road for the Canada/China Geography ex-
Vancouver, B.C. V6T1W5 change visit draws near, the students
Name have only reached half of the $66,000
goal in fund raising for the field stud-
(GraduationName)^   .......... je-  session    They are requesting that
Indicate preterred title. Married women note ^ TO
spouse's full name alumni who reel as the students do,
that this is a worthwhile cause to offer
tax   deductible   financial   assistance,
 Tel  should    forward    cheques    of   their
Class Year desired amount to, and in the name
U.B.C. Alumni Fund
 •  —Geography.   China Trip.
4 Chronicle/Spn'rcg 1983
4th generation of grads
Calgary, Alberta
5 November, 1982
I am enclosing a cheque for $50.00 as a
contribution to the Alumni Association. At
the same time, I thought it would be of
interest to the Society and to the University
to be aware that my son, Jack Stuart
Fournier will (we hope) graduate this
coming spring in Geology.
I am an Arts '61 grad, as is my brother,
J. S. Lawrence Fournier (BCom '61). My
mother (nee Helen Jean McDiarmid), was
Arts '33, and my father, Frank L. Fournier,
Arts '29. My uncle, Leslie Thomas
Fournier, was Arts '21 (BA '21, MA '23).
The fourth-generation aspect comes in
through my grandfather, Stuart Stanley
McDiarmid, who was not a true
"graduate" of UBC. Rather, when UBC
completed its first year of existence in
1904-1905, it held a convocation, although
it had no graduates to grant degrees to.
Instead, the University rounded up a
number of recent graduates from other
Canadian universities then resident in B.C.
My grandfather was one of these, having
received an Engineering degree the year
before from Queens'. These recent
graduates were granted honourary degrees
by UBC at that first convocation, hence the
"fourth" generation of our family to obtain
a degree from UBC.
Peter L. Fournier, BA '61
Keeping in touch
Bern, Switzerland
8 July, 1982
1 have decided to write and give you my
current address. I believe you try to keep in
contact with UBC graduates and continue
to send the UBC Chronicle and reports to
I have been without a fixed address for
the past one-and-a half years. After leaving
a Home Economics teaching position in
Coquitlam, I took to the "high seas". With
some friends, I sailed a 37' sailboat from
California to New Zealand. It took us 10
months (3 months of 24-hour sailing; the
rest of the time was spent in port). We
called into ports in Mexico, French
Polynesia, the Cook Islands, Tonga, and
Fiji before arriving in New Zealand in
November, 1981.
Afterwards, I travelled to Australia,
climbed the famous Ayres Rock and visited
Alice Springs. On the way, I met, and later
married, a Swiss architect who was on his
way around the world. We finally ended
our travels in mid-May, 1982, when we
returned to his hometown, Bern, the
capital of Switzerland. Now, we are busy
getting back into "real life" — working,
living in one place, saving money again,
etc. I am trying to learn two new
languages, German and the Swiss dialect,
which is used in all social conversations.
I look forward to hearing from UBC at
some time.
Beverly J. Langsch (nee Brown), BHE '69 Knowledge from outer space
by Anne Sharp      ■ --3i||J
».'   •
Many of us who grew up with
television have a love/hate relationship with it. TV provides a
comfortable escape from our dailv
concerns but, at the same time, we
scorn the hours wasted in front of
the '.boob tube".
-..im its earliest beginnings,
television has been used as intellectual food for the masses, serving up programs of popular
appeal and a relatively small portion of news. Widespread consumption of this fare attracted
advertisers and the television
industry has reached a point
where the interests of commercial
enterprise and entertainment live
in lucrative co-existence.
Many educators in B.C. have
found this relationship to be a
negative one, claiming that it generates television programing
designed for the lowest common
denominator. With a TV set occupying space in 85 percent of the
province's homes, thev lament the
sheer waste of such ar powerful
communication tool delivering
hovjpafter hour of saccharine programing to passive viewers.
Visionary educational leaders
saw the potential of television for
providing knowledge rather than
simply entertainment to that 85
percent of the population, not
onlv  in   the  lower  mainland  but "Some of us have suffered for decades while the supposed 'masses' got
their supposedly preferred fare, but I've never met among this group
anyone who was satisfied with the programs which are supposedly geared to
the (lack of) taste of us 'masses'. So, God bless the Knowledge Network."
—Knowledge Network viewer
throughout the province. An
interactive television service could
be the answer to providing equal
educational opportunities to all
members of a dispersed population in a large province.
British Columbia's educational
television channel, Knowledge
Network, turned that vision into
reality. Establishing a provincial
public educational channel was
the prime focus of the Network
during its first year and a half of
operation. For such an ambitious
project, the Network blossomed
quickly, spreading from the 35
centres capable of receiving it
when it first began to 135 communities in B.C. to date. That total
pushes 150 when you add receiving centres in Alberta and the
Northwest Territories.
Knowledge Network's Public
Affairs Manager Glen Mitchell
recalls those hectic early days. "In
October 1980, the provincial government advised us that we could
have 77 hours per week programing beginning in January 1981.
Not much time to prepare ourselves! But the following January
12 at 9 a.m. 'Home Gardener', our
first program, ran and we went
with the full 77 hours from the
Mitchell was first hired as a Network Field Worker, responsible
for installing cable networks and
transmitters throughout the province. He jokes that he is perhaps
the major individual supporter of
CP Air because of the countless
trips he took all over B.C., often
visiting two or three towns every
week, in the year after the Network was established. Along with
his public relations functions, he
still coordinates some installations
(he was in Sooke the previous
weekend, the latest town to
receive the Network). Thirty more
communities are on a waiting list
for funds to install receivers.
Knowledge Network evolved
through a number of experiments
initiated by the Ministry of Educa
tion between October 1977 and
May 1980. These communications
experiments were intended to
demonstrate the value of interactive instructional television via satellite. The first used the Hermes
Communications Technology Satellite and broadcast programs to
four community colleges and a
logging camp at Pitt Lake.
local college). It was only with the
creation of the Knowledge Network that the signal received via
Anik-B was fed into cable network
in a systematic way, thus providing the first province-wide educational channel in British Columbia.
The Knowledge Network as we
know it today was created by cabi-
Knowledge Network production staff observe monitors in control room of UBC
network studio.
A variety of programs were
broadcast, including family law,
forest industry training, psychology and medicine, and involved
the three public universities,
BCIT, the Vancouver General
Hospital and the Greater Vancouver Library Foundation. The
Hermes experiment demonstrated
that it was both technologically
and educationally feasible to
broadcast via satellite to a number
of receiving dishes throughout the
province and distribute the signal
over cable.
Subsequent Anik-B experiments
increased the number of broadcasting and receiving sites, but
they were only available for viewing within a centre (generally the
net order in May 1980 "to assist
and collaborate with the universities, colleges, provincial institutes,
school districts, ministries and
agencies of the province in the
development and delivery of educational programs and materials,"
and "to establish and maintain
and operate a telecommunication
It is a relatively small (by television standards) government
funded non-profit organization,
which presently employs 35 people, 22 of whom are production
staff. Mitchell reports that the
budget for the current fiscal year is
$2.3 million for operating and capital costs. The Network's operations centre is located on the UBC
6 Chronicle/Spring 1983 campus, while its administrative
office is housed at the University
of Victoria. As well, BCIT, UVic,
SFU and UBC each has a production studio tapped into the Network cable link.
The educational channel's air-
time has increased to 14 hours a
day, seven days a week, from 9
a.m. to 11 p.m. The Network buys
many of its programs from
Ontario and Alberta's educational
TV networks, Open University in
Britian, the National Film Board
and American sources. About
two-thirds of the Network's
airtime offers "telecourses", educational programs that may be
taken for credit, depending on the
institution offering them.
Asked if any difficulties were
faced in convincing local institutions of the value of offering credit
telecourses, Mitchell explained
that tact and diplomacy are a
major part of the job in dealing
with certain academic environments. Academic people in a small
community can become quite
comfortable in their role of being
the local 'experts'. Suddenly, people have an opportunity to learn
via their television and these academics are no longer the only
experts in town.
"Telecourses are so new," says
Mitchell, "there is some uncertainty as to whether or not they fit
into a particular institution or if
they can be offered for credit.
However, about 25 percent of the
Network's telecourses are for
Approximately 20 hours of tel-
courses per week are live programs, many of which are produced at the Knowledge
Network's studio on the UBC
campus. These live programs
often allow students to phone in
questions and receive answers
from the show's teacher/host.
Other telecourses are fully produced by and purchased from an
outside source.
Enrolling in a telecourse is as
easy as phoning your nearest provincial educational institution.
Once students sign up for a
telecourse, they can receive additional support services from their
local college or school including
text books, study guides, tutors,
examinations and credentials.
"You haven't lost any advantage no matter where you live,"
says Mitchell, describing the
benefits of the telecourse method
of education. "A student in Inuvik
watches the same telecourse at the
same time as a student in Vancouver."
Although establishing an educational channel was the initial
emphasis of the Network's services, two other services are now
underway: The Universities Communities System and the Inter-
institutional Instructional Network. These services are based on
"You haven't lost
any advantage no
matter where you
a broadband ('broadband' means
the cable is able to carry a large
number of television channels)
cable system installed in the lower
mainland in 1982, linking UBC,
the teaching hospitals, law courts,
SFU, and a number of other locations.
The UBC Hospital, Vancouver
General Hospital, St. Paul's and
Shaughnessy/Children's Hospital
will each be able to originate a
medical diagnostic channel and a
teaching    channel,    and    receive
these channels from other institutions. This means that medical
people in one hospital will be able
to teach or perform a diagnosis in
another institution via television.
Another television channel in
the law courts could allow law students to watch actual court cases
from campus. As well, each educational institution could originate
an educational channel, allowing
seminars and lectures from one
school to be received by another.
As a teaching tool, the Knowledge Network's inter-institutional
system will save hundreds of
hours in travel time and perhaps
even in duplication of effort for
students and teachers alike. It also
promises to be an up-to-the-minute link between the ideas/
research side and the clinical/practical side of the professions.
British Columbia's educational
channel is still very new but
already the technology behind it
has been upgraded three times.
This past February, the Network
transferred to the new Anik-C satellite which was launched for
Telestat Canada by the space shuttle Columbia last November. This
new generation of satellites provides more powerful output and
promises to give better service to
If burgeoning growth and technological innovations are any indication of its potential, then Knowledge Network may be the shape
of education to come. 8
Thinking smart
Being in the developmental stage and working on a tight budget
does tend to bring out the ingenuity in an organization's employees.
The Knowledge Network's recent Free Telecourse Contest is a good
example of the "think smart" attitude of its staff.
The problem faced was a limited marketing budget of $10,000 to
promote the Knowledge Network educational channel, not nearly
enough to do an effective job on a province-wide basis. The solution
involved working with Canada Safeway to promote both the
Knowledge Network and the good corporate citizenship of Safeway.
The con is on. The advertisements read "Win a free telecourse —
$10,000 worth to be awarded by Canada Safeway". The contest was
promoted in one of every four Safeway radio ads and weekly in
Safeway flyers, which were circulated all over the province. The
contest was successful in that Knowledge Network received 1,500
entries. Although Canada Safeway "awarded" over 220 scholarships
for telecourses, these scholarships were actually funded by the
Network's marketing budget.
What's the sting? Nobody got stung! The Network received
thousands of dollars worth of advertising free; Safeway received
positive community PR; and lucky Network viewers received $10,000
worth of free telecourses. All in all, one clever bit of marketing!
Chronicle/Spring 1983 7 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
Eskimo Cooperative and the Mintmark Press enables
you for the first time to have the work of a famous
Eskimo artist at a popular price.
Beautiful graphics from the following artists also available:
Each specially commissioned print measures
19%" x 26" and is reproduced on fine art paper to the
highest standards or quality and craftsmanship.
These works are not available in any other form.
The Mintmark Edition is the only edition. Each print
comes to you with Mintmark Press's guarantee:
if not completely delighted with your acquisition,
your money will be cheerfully refunded.
A Kenojuak C Kananginak      D Pitseolak
E Pitseolak
F Lucy
G Jamasie
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nThis mark, which appears on each print along with the
stonecutter's "chop" mark and the artist's own symbol,
is the official emblem ofthe West Baffin Eskimo
Cooperative, Cape Dorset, Northwest Territories.
This is the seal of Mintmark Press, a Canadian
firm specializing in the high-quality reproduction
of fine art. Mintmark Press has exclusive rights
to reproduce specially-commissioned prints by
members ofthe West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative.
Please send me the following Cape Dorset print reproductions at $19.95 each or $75.00 for any four,        B C
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Chronicle/Spring 1983 Learning to I: ^ v.
the computer
fri/ Ian McLatchie
Whether the proliferation of computers is for better or for worse is an open question. . . . for it is
people who create, shape and apply the potential of micro-electronics. . . .
--Richard 11. Hill, quoted in Science Council of Canada quarterly, Agenda
We are presently in the first
stage of what is potentially the
most revolutionary phase of
human history. Within the next
two decades, micro-electronic
technologies shall extend their
influence over virtually every
aspect of our public and private
The growth of the new technologies has been truly astonishing.
It is estimated, for example, that
the silicon chip industry is currently expanding at a rate of
between seven and ten times the
growth-rate of anv previous technology. Even more remarkable is
the speed with which the specialized technologies of science and
industry have been adapted to a
vast    range    of    more    exoteric
devices, from electronic games
and laser-disc video players lo
automatic banking machines and
computerized cash-registers.
Whole new industries have
arisen to create products whose
very functions were inconceivable
a decade ago. At the same time,
many traditional skills, services
and systems have been rendered
obsolete (the mechanical timepiece, for instance, is rapidly
becoming a museum-piece).
Within the context of a free-market economy where "progress" is
conceived primarily in terms ot
reduced cost and increased
efficiency, these trends seem certain to continue. Simply stated, no
industry — indeed, no nation —
can afford nol to invest heavily in
the research, development and
application of the new technologies.
Technological growth has
become inexorable, irresistible.
Thus, in the years to come, it will
be progressively more difficult to
mold technology to serve predetermined social policy objectives. Instead, social policy must
be tailored to the structural
demands of technology.
In their scale and their vast
range of projected applications,
computers and related technologies seem to suggest a heaven-or-
hell potential for the future of
mankind. On one hand, by opening untold avenues of communication and providing the individual
with direct and immediate access
dv/Spnii^ 1983 9 to immense storehouses of information, the new technologies
promise to liberate mankind from
the traditional restrictions of space
and time.
Within a generation, theoretical
problems which presently tax the
abilities of the most advanced
hypercomputers will be solvable
on a normal pocket calculator.
Eventually, it is predicted that
micro-electronic implants may
facilitate such "miracles" as the
restoration of damaged sight,
speech and hearing.
And yet, it is indeed an "open
question" whether modern technology shall ultimately serve mankind or force most of humanity
into a perpetual state of physical
and mental servitude. The material benefits of the technology are
obvious. What is not yet clear is
what role we as individuals will
play in a fully-automated society.
The so-called information explosion is still in its infancy; yet a
number of disturbing trends have
already emerged. Some of these
problems may be resolved automatically by the continued expansion of the computer culture. Even
so, the ever-accelerating pace of
social and economic change
demands that we begin planning
today for the society of the future.
Micro-electronics is the cornerstone of a new economic structure
dominated by information-related
occupations. The gradual shift
from traditional industrial
employment to information-control occupations has come about
over a number of years. Increased
mechanization, sophisticated communication systems, and highspeed transportation have allowed
primary resource industries to
achieve greater productivity from
a smaller work-force, while also
supporting the growth of secondary and service industries. In the
past thirty years, the number of
information-related jobs has
grown at a rate nearly twice the
overall growth-rate of the Canadian work-force. Today, approximately 40% of the country's labour
force is involved in information-
related occupations.
The advent of micro-electronic
circuitry, however, does not represent a mere acceleration of
established trends. It provides the
impetus for a fundamental trans-
10 Chronicle/Spring 1983
". . . The issues are cultural, rather than technological, as we
have untold technological possibilities, yet know not what to
do with them."
formation of human thought and
In other words, social and economic functions, planning strategies, even modes of abstract
thought nurtured by an industrial
society centred on mechanical technology may prove inappropriate
to the management of the computer culture. As computer theorist Richard H. Hill points out,
"computerization dissolves boundaries, changes relationships and
integrates functions."
What distinguishes micro-electronic circuitry from any previous
technology is its enormous and
continuing reduction in both size
and cost (significant improvements have also occured in component speed, reliability, and
energy efficiency). The magnitude
of these changes in many cases
almost exceeds credibility. Any
summary of industry achievements and predictions seems to
assume a breathless "Believe-It-or-
Not" quality. A few examples
cited from Science Council of Canada research:
Electronic "id"?
"The idea is to provide the
computer with a complete ethnic,
social, physical and psychological
picture of yourself. This way the
computer can think like you do,
even before you do. It can select
the TV program it knows will
most interest you, then
recommend a couple of martinis
before dinner. (A dinner which, of
course, it is preparing for you, on
the basis of your calorie, protein,
nutrient arid vitamin
requirements.) After dinner it will
play a video game against you,
letting you win if it thinks your
ego needs that tonight."
Stephen Weissman, quoted
in VideoPrint newsletter.
Weissman says that software,
designed to be an electronic
"id" would be able to predict a
personal computer user's
immediate information needs
and wants and would satisfy
them even before requested.
Reprinted from the January 1983
issue of Canadian Office.
The power of computers has
increased 10,000 times in the
past 15 years. The cost of computers has decreased 100,000
times in the same period. ... By
the year 2000, a single silicon
chip will contain 10 million
transistors, giving it more computing power than the present
installed computer capacity of
most corporations. . . . We are
moving into an era when it will
cost less to buy a microprocessor than to fill a car with
gasoline. . . .
And so on, it seems, ad infinitum.
Consumers have already
benefitted greatly from the exponential growth of the new technologies. Electronic calculators,
microprocessors, and communications devices, which until recently
were the exclusive preserve of
major corporations and institutions, are now common household items. As well, the application of solid state technology has
helped keep the price of many
items such as cameras and home-
entertainment systems at a more
or less stable level for nearly a decade.
Yet, while the micro-electronics
revolution has made a significant
impact on our lives, we are only
beginning to realize how far-
reaching that impact may be.
Within a decade, technology
promises to alter significantly our
roles as workers and consumers,
our system of education, even our
personal relationships. For better
or for worse, mankind has entered
into a womb-to-tomb partnership
with the computer, a partnership
likely to be dissolved only by war,
revolution, or world economic collapse.
The transformative power of the
new technologies has been most
evident in the manufacturing sector, while full-scale automation
has led to improved productivity
in both products and processes.
Already, so-called CAD/CAM
technology (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacture) has wholly reshaped the
production processes of many
industries.   In Japan,   where  the use of these technologies is most
advanced, an automobile factory
may typically achieve over twice
the efficiency of a comparable
North American operation. Japan
has also pioneered the use of
robotics in all phases of industrial
production, from initial design
through final manufacture, testing, and shipment. At present,
perhaps 20,000 robots are in operation in Japanese factories; corporations such as Yamazaki and Mitsubishi already have a number of
fully-robotic factories.
Although robotics is not yet as
widespread in North America,
many corporations have instituted
long-range planning strategies
centered on the use of reprogrammable industrial robots. General Motors, for example, expects
to have 14,000 robots in service by
Of particular importance to
Canada is the applicability of
micro-electronics technology to
the needs of primary-resource
industries. In mining, micro-electronics has streamlined the entire
extraction process, simplifying
cutting control, general materials
handling, and environmental control. As well, satellites and remote
sensing instruments have helped
locate mineral deposits in remote
and otherwise inaccessible areas.
Satellite communication has
also helped the forestry industry
to locate and measure usable
reserves. Sawmill automation,
with its extensive use of laser techniques and computer control, has
resulted in a 10% increase in the
lumber produced from each log.
Fisheries and agriculture have
also achieved gains in efficiency as
traditional products and processes
have been redesigned to incorporate microprocessors. Agricultural
applications include crop spraying, irrigation and drainage control, animal feeding, and greenhouse regulation. In fisheries, the
use of microprocessors has produced more sophisticated navigational aids, communications
instruments, and location systems.
Within the present decade,
computers will fundamentally
transform the process of education. As learning aids, computers
permit the development of a personalized and individualized cur
riculum which allows each student to progress at his or her own
pace. One educator has suggested
that classroom computers are
transforming the teacher's role
from "information transmitter" to
"curriculum designer."
Computer-assisted products are
also helping handicapped students to enter the academic mainstream. Reading computers such
as the Kurzweil Reading Machine
recently installed in UBC's Crane
Memorial Library actually "read"
aloud virtually any printed-word
material. Handicapped students
will also benefit from the voice-
activated typewriters and business
machines which are expected on
the market within the next few
. . . Middle-
personnel are
Micro-electronics will similarly
affect other sectors of society. In
the intermediate future, most
homes may be equipped with
videotex modules similar to the
Telidon terminals currently
installed in libraries, businesses,
and shopping areas. The merging
of data and communication systems into advanced digital networks promises in time to provide
each home and business with a
full range of relatively inexpensive
interactive audio and video communication systems.
Yet, many of these technological
advances may carry a heavy social
cost. Industrial automation has
already led to widespread structural unemployment. It is projected that by the year 2000, 50
percent of all manufactured goods
will be produced by robots and
automated systems, and that over
25 percent of the factory workforce will be dislodged. Proponents of automation argue that by
increasing productivity and
encouraging the development of
service industry, micro-electronics
will eventually create more jobs
than it takes away. In many
instances, however, this is impossible to substantiate.
A distinctive feature of the
micro-electronics revolution is that
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primarily confined to the working-
class. Indeed, middle-management personnel are particularly
vulnerable, as computerization
subsumes many supervisory and
intermediary functions. Even as
vital a profession as computer programming may in time become an
employment wasteland as applications generator systems allow
computers to design and program
other computers. It is estimated
that within 20 years, as much as
five   percent   of   Canada's   gross
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Another worrisome aspect of
the computer revolution is the
general trend towards a centralization of power, the placing of
potentially sensitive material in
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The accumulation of huge databanks means that data, which
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Similarly, Canada's sovereignty
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files of multi-national corporations
and foreign governments.
Even more troubling, however,
is the apparent tendency of much
of this technology to serve as a
socially divisive and alienating
force. The development of multipurpose communications systems,
home banking and shopping networks will mean that anyone
working from his or her home (as
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Satellite television and other
passive, non-social entertainments, man-against-machine
video games, an education system
which places computer interfacing
before inter-personal skills —
these and other trends suggest a
composite picture of a hopeless,
fragmented society. The problems
of de-culturization would become
even more severe, were large-
scale job dislocation to create a
semi-nomadic class of highly-
trained but unemployable workers.
The issues then are cultural,
rather than technological. The
transformative power of microelectronics demands that all levels
of government develop comprehensive long-term social and economic planning strategies. Universities and colleges, too, must
tailor programs to satisfy the
needs of a new economic order.
And yet, change is taking place so
rapidly and on such a large scale
that it is difficult even to conceive
the form of future society, much
less to devise planning strategies
intended to maximize future
The near-incomprehensibility of
this tremendous change is
reflected in the increasing use of
such Orwellian double-speak as
"job loss growth" (i.e. structural
unemployment) and "de-skilling"
(i.e. the supplanting of skilled
human labour by computers).
The challenge facing humanity,
therefore, is to keep pace with our
own inventions. In future, computers can be expected not merely
to spur mankind on to the acquisition of knowledge but to begin
generating knowledge of their
As quintessential symbols of a
culture and a society, the products
of the micro-electronics age may
represent either the liberation or
the enslavement of humanity. As
Science Council member Ray Jackson suggests, "Working tirelessly
night and day they may outstrip
us, and their products, their new
syntheses and new theories, may
be complex, abstruse, beyond our
comprehension. What then, my
human friends? ..." ^
(Ian    McLatchie    is
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12 Chronicle/Sprm£ 2983 The Commerce Alumni Division
was constituted about ten years
ago. The division began primarily
for the purpose of establishing a
business luncheon program
involving Commerce students and
downtown business people. Over
the years, regular contact has been
maintained between the students,
the Dean and the Commerce
alumni through this program, as
well as through other endeavours.
The alumni business luncheon
co-ordinator works together with
the student luncheon co-ordinator
(with varying levels of administrative assistance from the Faculty of
Commerce) to set up a program of
approximately 50 luncheons each
academic year. The alumni coordinator is responsible for contacting the companies each year
and arranging time, place, date,
number of students, etc., while
the student co-ordinator is responsible for selecting students to
attend the luncheons. The business luncheon program is now in
its ninth successful year. Fortunately, current economic conditions have not had too negative an
impact on company participation.
Each of the past two years, the
Commerce Alumni Division, the
Commerce Undergraduate Society, and the Faculty of Commerce
have had the privilege of working
together with the Vancouver
Board of Trade in the organization
of a major luncheon with a well-
Two of many Commerce alumni volunteers (above) helped raise $13,515 in
pledged donations in last February's Commerce Phonathon.
known guest speaker (John Cros-
bie in 1981 and Premier Bill Bennett in 1982), which has been
attended by over 1,000 business
people and Commerce students.
A regular feature of this annual
event is the presentation of the
Distinguished Alumnus Award to
a Commerce graduate who has an
outstanding record of business
and community involvement since
The Commerce Division has
held three successful phonathons
in the past two years. This is an
ideal way to get alumni and students out to raise money for special projects for the faculty. This
year, Dean Peter Lusztig and
Associate Dean Michael Goldberg
Commerce Division Chairwoman,
Anne Wicks, helps out in February
Commerce phonathon.
were there to give the volunteers
moral support.
Special thanks and congratulations to the Commerce Phonathon
volunteers, who raised $13,515
in pledges for four valuable Commerce programs: the alumni chair
in management, Viewpoints magazine, the alumni talking stick
award and the dean's emergency
loan fund.
As a means of maintaining regular contact between Commerce
alumni, students and faculty, the
division has established a number
of general policies:
— the President of the Commerce Undergraduate Society is a
member of the Commerce Alumni
Division executive committee,
which meets on a bi-monthly
— the Commerce Division
Chairman has regular lunch meetings with the Dean of Commerce
to discuss goals, problems, ideas,
— the Dean of Commerce
attends the final Commerce Division meeting of each year, which
is generally a business meeting
followed by dinner;
— two members of the Commerce Division executive regularly
attend (and have full voting privileges) the Faculty Caucus meetings of the Faculty of Commerce.
Chronicle/Spring _983 13 Commerce Division Chairwoman Anne Wicks suggests key
ways to keep a Division going and
keep a high interest level among
the members of your committee.
— It is very important to have
specific projects, tasks or goals
which you are trying to meet each
— It is essential to have people
on your committee who want to
be there. If you have to drag
someone out to a meeting, you
really aren't going to get much
enthusiasm and thus you won't
achieve much.
— Delegate tasks. One person
cannot do everything. If you have
a number of people who each
have a small task to do, and if you
can coordinate them, you will get
much more accomplished.
— Hold regular meetings (say bimonthly) to discuss progress with
your projects or events, and keep
minutes of these meetings for
future reference. The boardroom
format (with wine, coffee and
munchies provided) is quite effective. It is essential to have a
specific agenda and try to keep the
meeting brief (say one to one and
a half hours).
More Division
Three new Divisions
accepted formally by the Board of
Management at its meeting on
January 31, 1983: Rehabilitation
Medicine, Delta Kappa Epsilon
and Physical Education and Recreation. Other groups in the process
of writing their constitution
include Women's Athletics and
Delta Kappa Epsilon
Division members have been
making use of our computer
records and word processor to
produce a membership booklet for
their members, to be distributed
along with a newsletter.
Rehabilitation Medicine
If you are a Rehab graduate, we
hope you attended the first meeting of your new alumni division
on February 16. Our first Phonathon was held on March 14, at
the UBC Finance Department.
Thanks to all who helped to make
it successful. Coming up on May 6
is a reunion/retirement party for
Hazel Southard — don't miss it!
Be    on    the    lookout    for    our
newsletter with information about
the Rehab Medicine Bursary Trust
Fund. The fund will be used to
help those in financial need to get
through the year. (Remember that
feeling?) We can use your input to
help plan upcoming speakers and
socials so come and be a part of
our new and exciting division. If
you have changed your address,
call one of us:
Nancy Cho, 327-7697; Lou McGregor, 228-7421; or Tanya Stark, 325-
8308. Or drop us a line: Rehab
Medicine Alumni Division, Cecil
Green Park, 6251 Cecil Green Park
Road, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5.
Health Services Planning
Health Services Planning
alumni are pleased to present Dr.
Michael Drummond, a health
economist from the University of
Birmingham, England, speaking
on: "Cost-benefit and Cost-effectiveness Analysis in Health: Principles, Practice and Potential"
Time: April 7 (Thursday),
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Place: Acute Care Unit Lecture
Theatre, Ground Floor,
Health Services Centre
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as the Museum of Anthropology
The drawings are in black ink
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"UBC Landmarks" is a collection
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14 Chronicle/Spring 1983 ^B ES
Alumni Association
Board of Management
Elections 1983
On these two pages you will meet the
eight candidates nominated for members-
at-large, 1983-85.
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 18 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 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 19, 1983.
Vote And Mail Today
Ballots received after 12 noon, Friday,
May 6,1983, will not be counted.
Nancy E. Woo, BA '69
Alumni Returning Officer
Robert F. Osborne, CM.,
BA '33, BEd '48. Alumni activities: member, Board of Management. Campus: member,
student's council; Big Block
club. Community: board of
governors, Canadian Olympic Association; member,
Civic Arts committee and
Community Arts Council.
Occupation: retired Professor
and Director of Physical Education and Recreation
(1945-78). Statement: "Currently, all facets of education
are experiencing almost
intolerable economic and
social pressures. In these
difficult times an active
Alumni Association can and
should play an even more
important role than usual in
supporting and interpreting
higher education in general
and the interests of UBC in
particular. I am interested in
devoting my energies and
time to these ends."
Robert R. Affleck, BASc '55
(Chem. Eng.). Alumni
activities: Speakers' Program
Co-ordinator — Powell River,
B.C., late 50's, early 60's;
Alumni branch contact in
Prince George, B.C.,
1968-1982. Community:
Member, Board of School
Trustees (Prince George),
1970-1974; Member of
Council, College of New
Caledonia, 1974-76,
(Chairman, 1975). Occupation:
Vice-President, Environment,
Canadian Forest Products
Limited, Vancouver.
Statement: "Since graduating
from UBC in Engineering in
1955 our family has lived
away from Vancouver, but
returned in 1982. In the
intervening years I have
endeavoured to maintain
interest in UBC activities and
developments in those
communities (Powell River
and Prince George) where
our family has lived. Because
of the support and benefits all
students receive during their
years on campus, I believe all
graduates come away owing
something to the University.
We should try to repay this
debt by ensuring UBC's
continuity through support in
the years following
graduation. The Alumni
Association activities provide
an opportunity for such
support and considering this
I am pleased to stand for
election, as a member-at-large
on the Association Board of
William S. Armstrong,
BCom '58, LLB '59 (LLM,
Columbia). Alumni activities:
advisory committee to the
UBC wills and bequests
committee; chair, alumni
fund allocations committee,
1980-83; member-at-large,
1979-81, 1981-83.
Catherine Patricia Best, BA
'76, LLB '81. Campus activities:
Hillel House; student
member of faculty counsel,
Law, and faculty curriculum
committee, Law. Community:
member, Law Society bar
admission sub-committee;
Beth Israel Synagogue.
Occupation: Lawyer,
associated with Shrum,
Liddle & Hebenton.
Statement: "I have long
maintained a strong interest
in curriculum development,
having been a student
member of the faculty council
and curriculum committee at
UBC Law School. I'm
presently a member of the
Law Society's bar admission
sub-committee, working to
restructure totally the
admission programme. I am
increasingly concerned that
the University's ability to
educate effectively is being
jeopardized by our current
economic situation, and
would like to be involved in
determining what effect
funding cutbacks are having
on the quality of education
provided by UBC."
George K. Mapson, BPE
'73, MEd (Higher Education)
'79. Alumni activities:
chairman, intramural
administrators alumni
committee; student
representative, Alumni Board
of Management. Campus:
secretary, 1971 and president,
1973, Physical Education
Undergraduate Society;
publicity director, 1971,
assistant director, 1972, and
director, 1973-74, Intramural
Program; secretary, 1972, and
treasurer, 1973, Alma Mater
Society; president, Physical
Education graduating class,
1973; various university
committees, 1972-74.
Community: member, B.C.
Council for Leadership in
Chronicle/Spring 1983 15 Education; member,
American Society for Training
and Development.
Occupation: Industrial
Training Consultant.
Statement: "My involvement
in student affairs during my
undergraduate days left me
with a deeper understanding
of the purpose of the
university, and considerable
insight into what is required
to build a better university.
As a member of the Alumni
Board of Management, I
would like to assist students,
the university and the
Alumni Association in
meeting the challenges of
higher education in the '80s
and to continue building a
better university."
Joanne R. Ricci, BScN '75,
MScN '77. Alumni activities:
member-at-large, 1981-83;
chair, summer alumni college
committee, 1982-83; executive member, divisions council, 1982-83; program committee, 1982-83; nominating
committee, 1980-81; executive member, nursing alumni
division, 1978-83. Occupation:
Senior Instructor, Nursing.
Alfred John Scow, LLB '61.
Campus activities: soccer; university Liberal Party; Lambda
Chi Alpha fraternity; editor,
special law edition Ubyssey,
1961. Community: founding
member, Indian Centre Society, 1963—66; received Centennial Medal of Canada,
1967, board of directors, John
Howard Society, Vancouver,
1969-71; chancellor to Anglican bishop for Prince Rupert
diocese, 1972-73; chairman,
United Good Neighbour
Fund, Comox Valley,
1974—76; board member,
Courtenay Savings Credit
Union, 1974-79; B.C. Council
for the Family, 1975; found
ing member, Canadian Indian
Lawyers Association, 1977;
board member, B.C. Legal
Services Society, 1979-81.
Occupation: Provincial Court
Judge. Statement: "I value the
opportunities UBC gave me
which have enabled me to
achieve many of my goals,
and 1 would like to make a
contribution to the university.
I have a background of membership on numerous boards,
and these experiences, plus
my varied activities in the
legal profession, qualify me
to make a worthwhile
contribution to the Alumni
George M. Volkoff, BA '34,
MA '36, PhD '40 (USC, Berkeley), DSc (Hon. Causa) '45.
Alumni activities: funds allocation committee. Campus: faculty, 1940-79: Head, Physics
department, 1961-71, and
Dean, Faculty of Science,
1972-79. Community: board of
trustees, Universitv Hill
School Board, 1959-61; board
of trustees, Vancouver General Hospital, 1980- present;
member, National Research
Council of Canada, 1969-75.
Occupation: Retired; Editor,
Physics journal, and member
of technical advisory committee to Atomic Energy of Canada. Statement: "Having spent
almost half a century on the
UBC campus, in succession
as a student, professor,
department head, and finally
dean, I have a deep attachment to the University. My
wife and our three daughters
are also all UBC graduates,
my wife and eldest daughter
having also served on the
UBC faculty. I have participated in UBC's growth and
development from an institution of 2,000 students to one
of 25,000, and would deem it
a privilege and a pleasure to
use my experience and
knowledge of its history and
traditions to serve it in mv
retirement years."
Return ballot
and identity
certificate on
page 18
Officers 1983-84
The vice-president automatically assumes the presidency in the following year.
This year the positions of
vice-president and treasurer
were filled by acclamation.
Michael A. Partridge,
BCom '59. Alumni activities:
chair, divisional council,
1979-82; executive member,
1981-83; member-at-large,
1980-82; member, commerce
alumni executive, 1971-79;
president, commerce alumni,
1976-77; member, commerce
division, 1981-82; vice-president, board of management,
Kyle R. Mitchell, BCom
'65, LLB '66. Alumni activities: member, advocacy committee.
John R. Henderson, BCom
'77. Alumni activities: chair,
commerce alumni division,
1980-81; commerce alumni
division executive, 1976-82;
finance committee, 1980-83;
allocations committee,
1980-82; alumni college committee member, 1981-82;
member-at-large, 1981-83;
chair, alumni travel committee, 1982-83.
1982- 84
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, 1979-80; special
programs committee, 1976;
AMS representative, board of
management, 1972-73.
Margaret Sampson Burr,
BMus '64 (ARCT, Conservatory of Toronto). Alumni
activities: member-at-large,
1979-81; program committee
chair, 1980-82; returning
officer, 1980.
George Hermanson, BA '64
(BD, MDiv, Chicago, DMin,
Elbert S. Reid, BASc'51.
Alumni activities: president,
alumni forestry division;
chair, branches committee.
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.
Barbara Brown Brett, BA
'61, MSW '68. Alumni activities: treasurer, social work
division; division nominee to
alumni board of
management; member-at-
large, 1982-83.
Representatives to
the Board of
Under the present constitution, representatives may be
elected or appointed in the
following categories: The
honorary president (the president of the university); one of
the convocation members of
the university senate (served
in rotation by the 11 members); one representative of
the faculty association; one
representative of the Alma
Mater Society; and a representative from each active
alumni division. In addition,
anv other individuals as the
board may designate; for
example, committee chairs
who are not elected members
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Lorie Chortyk, editors.
There are no doubts in the mind of
Dean Robert Will about the value to
the University of the faculty he
"I think it's safe to say," he says,
"that if there were no Faculty of
Arts, it would be difficult to envisage
there being a University of British
"The liberal arts . . . the humanities and social sciences, call them
what you will, are absolutely essential to the basic purpose of the
University. The institution that ignores or downgrades them is not
worthy of the name university."
The dean has been heartened recently by the fact that the Vancouver
Foundation, without direct representations from the University, decided
to divide $1 million between B.C.'s
three public universities for support
of the humanities. (UBC got $500,000
and SFU and UVic each received
"The foundation's decision was
far-thinking and enlightened," he
said. "They realize that the humanities are at the heart of university-
level studies and have sought to
redress some of the difficulties we've
encountered in recent years in terms
of retrenchment and inflation.
"I'm enormously encouraged by
this kind of unsolicited support and 1
regard it as a vote of confidence in
the quality of the programs we
offer. '
Dean Will believes there are a good
many myths circulating about the
Faculty of Arts and what it does.
One of these is that students are
turning away from liberal arts studies
in favor of degrees offered in career-
oriented faculties.
First, Dean Will points out that
enrolment in Arts continues to increase annually. "Our overall enrolment is up 5.16 per cent in the current year to 6,069 students. We're
still far and away the largest faculty
at UBC."
Last year, the dean adds, 4,925
enrolled in Bachelor of Arts programs. This year, B.A. students total
uchanan Building and Toivcr are home of Faculty of Arts at UBC
5,265. "That's an increase of 340
students, or 6.9 per cent over last
The dean likes to think that such
increases are another vote of confidence in the quality and range of
liberal arts studies at UBC. "We offer
a wide range of programs spanning
the humanities, the social sciences
and the fine arts," he said, "and I'm
prepared to defend the quality of any
of them to anyone."
Dean Will admits there is a trend to
place more emphasis on science and
technology   at   the  expense  of  the
liberal arts. "Universities," he says,
"are increasingly being asked to
dance to the tune of manpower studies and their dire predictions of a
shortage of this or that type of professional or trained operative.
"But I'm not aware of any recent
study that Sv>unds the alarm over a
possible shortage of educated people. Maybe there's a need for one.
I'm confident that this university is
too strong, too sure of its responsibilities,    to   reflect   baldly   all   the
Continued on next page
Chronicle/Spring 1983 19 UBC reports
UBC's 1982-83 Winter Session enrolment stands at an all-time high of 27,309 students, a 2.46
per cent increase over last year, when 26,651 students were registered. The Winter Session total
includes 24,671 daytime students and 1,478 students registered for correspondence courses. The
enrolment total is made up of 75 per cent full-time and 25 per cent part-time students.
pressures of the market place and
society that now bear down on it."
At the same time, Dean Will agrees
that it's understandable, considering
current economic conditions, that
people should want knowledge and
know-how that can help improve the
economy. "But," he adds, "I think
people are mistaken in underestimating the importance and relevance
of the liberal arts and a liberal education in resolving society's immediate
"Most critics of arts faculties fail to
recognize the centrality of the liberal
arts to the well-being and development of professional faculties. No
university can achieve excellence if it
does not have strong core faculties of
arts and science."
Which brings Dean Will to another
prevalent myth about arts faculties —
the one that characterizes them as
ivory towers isolated from other UBC
faculties and from the public generally.
'In addition to the degree programs we offer through 20 departments and three schools," he said,
"we are a service organization for
every other faculty on campus, except Law. Some 40 per cent of the
students who are taught annually in
the Faculty of Arts are registered in
other UBC faculties."
And as for the criticism that Arts is
isolated from the public generally,
Dean Will points out that his faculty
offers significant services to the
public through museum and art exhibits, theatrical and musical performances and a wide range of free public lectures.
Last year, 140,000 visitors paid to
see the UBC Museum of Anthropology's magnificent collection of
Northwest Coast Indian artifacts, as
well as displays from other world cultures.
Another 20,500 persons, many of
them school children and their
teachers, visited the museum for
special events such as lectures,
demonstrations and performances.
The Department of Music staged 46
faculty concerts and 90 student
recitals in the last academic year and
student ensembles gave 36 off-campus performances in areas ranging
from the Kootenays to Vancouver
In addition, some 21,000 persons
attended    a    winter   and    summer
season of plays in the Frederic Wood
Theatre and many hundreds viewed
eight exhibits in the cramped facilities of the Fine Arts Gallery in the
basement of the Library. It's difficult
to put a fine point on the number
who attended lectures because most
are free.
Another myth that Dean Will
wants dispelled about his faculty is
the one to the effect that it provides
no training for careers in the professions. "The arts faculty at UBC trains
librarians, home economists, musicians, social workers and archivists,
as well as experts in the translation of
French and German," he said. "And
if we get the funding, we'll be offering a postgraduate program in journalism next year."
Many people, the dean said,
believe that arts graduates are not
trained for careers and that each
year's graduating class is largely
"The fact is that only about 50 per
cent of arts faculty graduates in any
one year are available for employment," he said. Some 40 per cent
continue in some form of training —
in graduate or professional schools as
architects, teachers, lawyers, dental
hygienists and doctors. The residual
ten per cent are not available for
employment, for one reason or
"And the last time the Universitv
did a survey of graduates in 1981, '
the dean adds, "it showed that the
unemployment rate for 1980 arts
graduates was only 5.4 per cent,
which is a signficant decline from the
9.9 rate that obtained in 1977.
"I'm not trying to duck the fact
that the unemployment rate for arts
graduates mav have deteriorated
again in the light of current economic
conditions," he said, "but I'm
prepared to bet that there has been a
significant deterioration in every
field, including the professions."
Despite the fact of retrenchment,
Dean Will doesn't feel his faculty has
been treated badly. "We're feeling
the effects like every other faculty,"
he says, "but 1 think each faculty has
to guard against the assumption that
it has a rignt to be funded.
"I feel very strongly that the work
we do is basic and critical, not just to
the goal achievement of other faculties, but also to the preservation of
our culture and civilization. We must
strive to get that point across. If we
don't receive as much money as we
need, we must work that much
harder to maintain the quality of
what we do."
The frightening thing about retrenchment, Dean Will says, is that a slip
in the quality of education often goes
unnoticed or is less dramatic than a
cut in programs.
"The result is that one may soon
become accustomed to doing things
less well, and perhaps even lose the
resolve to put things right at a later
date. This year, we have larger class
sizes and a smaller number of sections offered, which restricts course
options open to students because of
timetabling constraints.
"Inevitably, all these factors affect
the quality of education. We are also
not able to replace many key faculty
members in important areas of
study. If that continues, we may well
lose our reputation for excellence in
areas which took decades to build
Looking to the future and possible
academic expansion, Dean Will again
mentions the proposed journalism
program, as well as a program in atmospheric science, which would be
offered jointly by the Arts and
Science faculties.
"I think most future expansion in
Arts is likely to take place within
existing programs rather than as
completely new ventures," he said.
"We also have a responsibility to expand continuing education programs
in areas such as social work and
The diversity of programs which
characterizes the Faculty of Arts is
really one of its strengths, Dean Will
said. "Initiative for change resides in
the faculty's departments and
schools and my involvement in programming is either reactive or persuasive.
"My main task is to obtain the
funds needed to do the faculty's
work and seeing to it that the human
and financial resources of the faculty
are allocated and deployed to the
best advantage. I also have a major
responsibility in the maintenance of
academic standards and the excellence of our programs," he said.
"And one other thing," he adds
quickly. "I take great pleasure, from
time to time, in waving the faculty's
20 Chronicle/Spring 7953 UBC reports
Few universities in North America can equal UBC in terms of the range of programs it offers
in the field of continuing education, President Douglas Kenny commented recently. He was
commenting on an annual report which showed that more than 91,000 persons in all parts of
the province registered for continuing education programs in the last academic year.
Dr. Robert Flores of UBC's Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies
is one of only seven Canadian university researchers who have been
awarded prestigious Guggenheim
Fellowships for 1982-83.
The fellowships, awarded annually
by the John Simon Guggenheim
Memorial Foundation of New York,
are awarded on the basis of demonstrated past accomplishments and
strong promise for the future.
The award to Dr. Flores, which will
allow him to take a year's leave of
absence to devote full-time to
research, is the only 1982-83 fellowship awarded in Western Canada.
Dr. Flores, who has been a UBC
faculty member for eight years, is
widely known for his research on the
work of Miguel de Cervantes (1547-
1616), the Spanish author who is best
known for one of the masterpieces of
literature, Don Quixote, widely
regarded as the predecessor of the
modern novel.
Although best known for Don
Quixote, Cervantes was also the
author of at least six other works
covering a wide range of literary
genre, including poetry, plays and
short stories as well as three novels.
Because the original manuscripts of
Cervantes' works have been lost, Dr.
Flores has visited a number of North
American and European centres to
work on rare first editions of Cervantes' works.
His aim is to recover Cervantes' orthography, the vocabulary, spelling
and punctuation of the original
manuscripts in order to prepare the
first "old-spelling" edition of the
Spanish author's works.
This isn't as easy a task as might
appear on the surface. Cervantes had
no control over his works after selling
them to a publisher and some 18 different compositors imposed their
own orthography on the first editions.
Born in Mexico, Dr. Flores is a
graduate of the Universities of Mexico and Oregon and Cambridge University in England, where he was
awarded the degree of Doctor of
Philosophy in 1972. He has published a number of books and articles
based on his research, including important material on the first printers
and compositors of Cervantes'
He has been honored by the Canadian Association of Hispanists for
two books judged to be the best
works on Hispanic studies published
in the years 1974-77 by a faculty
member teaching at a Canadian university.
Political Science professor Mike
Wallace has been selected as the first
winner of the Karl W. Deutsch
Award in Peace Research by the
World Academy of Art and Science
and the Peace Science Society.
The award commemorates the life
work of Karl Deutsch, Stanfield Professor of International Peace at Harvard University.
The award citation described Prof.
Wallace of UBC as "an outstanding
young scholar whose work is especially notable for its contributions to
peace science and international relations."
Dr. David Solkin, an assistant professor in UBC's fine arts department,
was responsible for organizing an exhibit this fall at the Tate Gallery, one
of England's most distinguished galleries. Dr. Solkin has also written the
250-page catalogue that accompanies
the exhibit.
The exhibit is entitled "Richard
Wilson, R.A." (Richard Wilson was a
British artist who lived from 1714 to
Prof. A.D. "Tony" Scott of UBC's
Department of Economics and Dr.
William Armstrong, a former deputy
president of the University, were
among 63 Canadians recently appointed to the Order of Canada for
distinctive contributions to Canadian
Prof. Scott, who has been a faculty
member since 1953 and who headed
the economics department from 1965
to 1969, is a key figure in an on-going
study of the economics of resource
management, which began in 1976
with a grant of nearly $1 million from
the Canada Council.
Prof.   J.   Lewis   Robinson  of  the
Department of Geography was one
of nine recipients of the Distinguished Teaching Award at University
level awarded by the National Council for Geographic Education, an international organization of
geography teachers at primary,
secondary and university levels.
Prof. Robinson was the only Canadian to receive the award in 1982.
Prof. June Gow of the history
department was named presidentelect of the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of
Women when it met in Ottawa last
November. She takes office in
November, 1983.
CRIAW is a national organization
with board members representing all
the provinces and territories. Its purposes are to facilitate the carrying out
of feminist and non-sexist research,
to encourage interaction on research
matters among women and to make
research results widely accessible.
CRIAW is holding a conference in
Vancouver Nov. 11-13 on the theme
"Feminism in Action: New Knowledge, New Education, New
Norman Young, a UBC graduate
who has been a member of the
Department of Theatre since 1960,
has been named to the Canada Council, which makes grants to support
the arts in Canada.
Mr. Young, who has just retired as
chairman ofthe B.C. Arts Board, has
a long list of credits in the arts in this
province. He is executive director of
the B.C. Festival of the Arts and
chairman of the Vancouver Civic
Theatres Board which manages the
Orpheum and the Queen Elizabeth
Theatre and Playhouse. He's also a
member of the City of Vancouver's
1986 Centennial Commission.
Chronicle/Spring 1983 21 UBC reports
UBC's Yukon Teacher Education Program, initiated five years ago by the Faculty of Education, has broadened its scope this year. Now known as the Yukon Program in Arts and Education, residents of the territory can now work towards a degree in Arts as well as Education. The
program has 115 students enrolled in 20 courses this year.
Prof, jame* Rtoscll
Few things in history have fired the
human imagination more than gold.
The ancients attributed magical
properties to it, medieval alchemists
attempted to create gold out of baser
metals, it was a major spur in the first
European explorations of the Western Hemisphere and the gold rushes
of the 19th century gave rise to incredible tales of human endurance
and hardship.
A little of the excitement that a gold
discovery can engender was experienced this past summer by a UBC
team of excavators, who for more
than a decade have been working at a
site on the south coast of Turkey with
the aim of recreating the history and
dailv life of the town of Anemurium,
which flourished in the third and
fourth centuries AD.
The gold discovery took place in
June during the excavation of the last
of the four churches being investigated on the site. Prof. James Russell
of UBC's Department of Classics and
director of the project says there's
good reason to believe that the
building was the cathedral church of
the town and was destroyed in an
earthquake about the end of the sixth
When much of the rubble that had
fallen in on the main part of the
church was removed, the excavators
found in one corner of the building a
tomb about one metre high resting
on the church floor. Workmen began
the laborious job of sifting the contents of the tomb for artifacts and
skeletal remains.
On the lowest level of the tomb,
gold objects started to appear. In less
than a day, a total of 34 items had
been found — a pair of earrings and
32 beads, crosses and plaques which
had originally been attached to fabric
of gold thread to form a collar or
necklace which decorated the first
person buried in the tomb.
"It really is exciting to see gold
objects appear during the sifting process," Prof. Russell said. "Most
metal objects found on ancient sites
are corroded or encrusted with rust,
Prof. Paul Douglas
Music that hadn't been heard for
more than 200 years was revived at
UBC early in January when the Vancouver Baroque Ensemble played five
18th-century chamber works for
Leading the ensemble at the concert in UBC's Music Building was
Prof. Paul Douglas of UBC's music
department, who found the works in
three major European musical archives while on study leave in 1979-80.
The works performed by the ensemble were selected by Prof.
Douglas from about 50 compositions
which he found in musical libraries in
France, Germany and Austria.
Prof. Douglas, who teaches the
flute and chamber music generally to
music department students, said he
went to Europe for the express purpose of seeking out the manuscripts
22 ChxomcldSpring 1983 UBC reports
A major bibliographic project is under way in UBC's Main Library to honor Vancouver's
100th birthday in 1986. The two-year project, funded with a grant of $72,000 from a national
agency, will result in an on-line data base of information about the city, utilizing material
from a variety of sources, including UBC, the Vancouver City Archives and the B.C. Provincial Archives.
but gold comes up gleaming. All
that's needed is a light brushing to
restore its original brilliance."
One of the mysteries attached to
the tomb in which the gold was
found is the fact that the excavators
found the remains of as many as 12
other bodies in it. There were at least
four bodies on the lowest level of the
tomb, including the one which was
decorated with the gold necklace,
and some eight other bodies on top
of the original burial.
"Multiple burials are not at all common in this period in this part of the
world," said Prof. Russell, "and I
can't even hazard a guess as to why
there were successive burials in the
same tomb.
"I have no doubt that the person
who wore the collar with the gold objects attached was a Christian
because of the grave's location in the
church and from the decoration of
the jewellery with crosses and other
Christian motifs."
Paradoxically, the gold objects will
be of little value in furthering the
main objective of the archeological
team, which is to recreate the history
of Anemurium from the first through
the seven centuries AD.
"There's a popular misconception
that modern arcneologists set out to
find gold and other valuable
objects," Prof. Russell said. "The
reality is that if one wants to
reconstruct the history of a town like
Anemurium, it's the humble objects
like lamps, pots, copper coins and
belt buckles that are used for accurate
dating, first because there is an adequate number of samples of each of
these artifacts and, second, because
changes in style and decoration permit us to assign each to a specific
period of time.
"On the other hand, valuables like
the gold objects we found are unique. They were made for a specific
individual at a specific point in time.
We'll never be able to pinpoint when
the gold objects were made because
we are unlikely to find other closely
similar examples for purposes of
After more than a decade of work
on the site, the team has excavated a
representative selection of buildings
and tombs and is in a position to
begin recreating the history of the
city, which at its height housed some
10,000 people in the fourth century.
The one remaining major task on
the site is the consolidation and
preservation of floor mosaics and
tomb paintings, for which Prof.
Russell  said  he  hopes  for  the  col
laboration of the Turkish Department
of Antiquities.
About a dozen Canadian and European scholars will contribute material
on the history of the city in the form
of monographs that will appear over
the next few years. Prof. Russell feels
the final product will be a major contribution to the archeology and history of the period.
"A lot of scholarly effort has been
put into the archeology of the classical Greek period on the one hand
and the high Roman empire period
on the other," he said. "The later
period we are working in has been
rather neglected; so our work should
fill a major gap in the archeology of
this period and this region."
Already the outlines of the citv's
history are forming in Prof. Russell's
mind. From a thriving commercial
and cultural centre in the third and
fourth centuries, the city gradually
deteriorated over a period of some
200 years until by about 600 AD the
aqueducts which had supplied the city and its baths with water were no
longer operating and the few remaining inhabitants were again drawing
water from wells.
Continued on next page
or published first editions of 18th-
century chamber music for flute by a
number of obscure 18th-century
"I knew the compositions existed," Prof. Douglas said, "because
there are references to them in the
literature of the day. There's no problem gaining access to the works
because each of the archives has a
card catalogue of its holdings, much
like the card catalogue in our own
UBC library.
"Once you've identified what you
want to see, the archive librarians
bring the manuscripts to you and will
arrange to have copies made of those
you want to take away for study or
Musical archives contain a vast
store of works by lesser-known composers, Prof. Douglas said, and it's
been his experience that much of it
deserves to remain unknown. "I've
simply rejected many works for
which we have references," he said,
"because it's apparent, once you see
the manuscript, that it's not of a sufficiently high standard to be considered for revival."
The 50 or so works he brought back
from Europe are of a sufficiently high
standard to warrant study, editing
and,   possibly,   publication,   Prof
Douglas said. "Listeners will find
they are charming and graceful
works by composers who were either
in the Baroque tradition or who were
flirting with the new musical forms
that were to become part of the
classical music tradition."
The compositions also have value
for teaching and research purposes,
Prof. Douglas said. Students of the
flute have to learn a standard repertoire of works by such great names as
Bach and Mozart, he said, and it
stimulates their imaginations and
gives them a sense of accomplishment if they occasionally get an opportunity to play a composition that
hasn't been performed for some 200
"And pieces by obscure composers
can sometimes provide clues about
where the great composers got their
ideas and training," he said.
"Mozart, for instance, had to study
with someone and it's important that
scholars see and hear the sources
from which he sprang."
The January concert opened with a
trio sonata for two flutes and con-
tinuo by Jacob Kleinknecht, whose
music falls into the same category as
Carl Phillip Emmanuel Bach, one of
the leading figures in the transition
period from the baroque to the clas
This was followed by a sonata for
flute and continue) by French composer Michel Blavet, one of the
leading flautists of his day, who was
invited to the court of Frederick the
Great to compose and teach his patron the flute. Blavet declined the appointment and remained in Paris as
the chief flautist for the Paris opera.
After intermission, the ensemble
played the major work of the concert,
a seven-movement nocture for flute,
viola and horn by Franz Hoffmeister,
who was a friend and collaborator of
Prof. Douglas is also editing a
number of works by Blavet, Molter,
Ivansciz and Hoffmeister, among
others, for publication by firms in
Ottawa and London.
"Editing is a very specialized task
that aims at making a composition
useful for modern performance purposes," Prof. Douglas said. "I found
that the unpublished manuscripts I
brought back contained many, many
musical errors, missing bars, and inconsistencies in articulation and
dynamics. It takes a good deal of
musical detective work to put the
piece together in a consistent way so
that it can be performed."
Chronicle'S/;ri//tf 7.W3 23 UBC reports
UBC now has two University Professors, an honor conferred only rarely on faculty members
who have achieved special distinction in their discipline. Dr. Charles McDowell, former head
of the chemistry department, had the honor conferred on him in 1981, and in February, 1983,
Dr. Michael Shaw, who steps down as UBC's academic vice-president in June, became the
third University Professor. The first was the late Prof. Roy Daniells.
Home Economics moves into new building
A brand-new building for UBC's
School of Home Economics was officially opened on March 10, sandwiched between the campus visit of
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip
on March 9 and UBC's 1983 Open
House on March 11, 12 and 13.
The move by the school from its
old building at the corner of University Boulevard and the East Mall to a
site a stone's throw south on the East
Mall means a long-awaited modernization of facilities for faculty and
students, according to the school's
director, Dr. Roy Rodgers.
"There has been a substantial
upgrading of labs and teaching
areas," says Dr. Rodgers. "The biggest improvement has been in research facilities for faculty and
graduate students. For instance, we
now have seven individual nutrition
research labs, in comparision to two
in the old building."
The new building also has a radioisotope lab for various kinds of radiation investigation, a cold laboratory
GOLD - Continued from previous page
"It's quite clear that when the
Arabs expanded on the perimeter of
the Mediterannean basin in the
seventh century, they were not taking over a prosperous or vigorous
society," Prof. Russell said. "By that
time, Anemurium was on the skids,
partly, I suspect, as the result of
plague and partly as the result of an
economic decline."
The discovery of gold at Anemurium led to a flurry of local and national interest in Turkey during the
summer. Local authorities placed a
24-hour armed guard on the site after
the discovery, and members of the
team found themselves being interviewed by reporters from national
newspapers and radio stations.
And the discovery had one other
immediate and positive benefit.
Shortly after the gold was found, the
site was visited by a three-star
general from the Turkish air force,
who was conducting an inspection
After Prof. Russell had given him a
tour of the ancient city and shown
him the gold objects, the general
remarked that the three kilometres of
road leading to the site were in very
bad shape.
The next day, Prof. Russell said, an
army of workmen, trucks, bulldozers
and other machinery appeared and
in quick time paved the bumpy road
leading to the excavation site.
with a freezer attached for work on
frozen sections, a trace elements lab
and two general labs.
"In the family science area of the
school, we now also have a double
observation lab with closed circuit
television and sound capabilities
which will allow faculty to carry out a
wide range of studies involving the
observation of human behavior,"
says Dr. Rodgers.
He adds that one area of the school
that has been expanded in the new
building is textiles and design.
"Expansion in this area was long
overdue," he says. "Joanna Staniszkis (an internationally-known tapestry artist who teaches design in the
school) was functioning in an incredibly inadequate working area.
She now has facilities appropriate for
someone of her standing."
UBC's School of Home Economics
is divided into two general areas:
Human Nutrition (foods and dietetics) and Family Science (human
development, family science and
clothing, textiles and design). There
are about 270 undergraduates and 15
graduate students enrolled in the
school this year.
"In terms of teaching laboratory
space, we have about the same as we
did in the old building," says Dr.
Rodgers. "But again, there's been a
marked upgrading of facilities.
"In addition to the regular classroom space, there are six smaller
rooms which seat four or five people
that are geared for teaching or project
work in small groups.
' 'There is also an audio-visual centre with a preview room and a darkroom. This is a particularly good addition for the school, since we tend to
use a lot of audio-visual equipment in
teaching and the reporting of research. '
Dr. Rodgers says that many people
may have misconceptions about the
kind of study done in Home Economics.
"Home Economics involves the
study of a number of life science and
behavioral science areas. The field of
human nutrition, for example, is
chiefly an application of biochemistry. Our students must have a
strong background in biology, chemistry and physiology. Many students
in human nutrition also take elective
courses in health sciences, such as
pathology, epidemiology and anatomy.
"Family science and human development involve the application of
sociology, anthropology, psychology
and economics in a highly multidis-
ciplinary way.
"This building is an excellent representation of this mix of the life and
behavioral sciences."
Foundation aids Arts
A $500,000 grant to UBC from the
Vancouver Foundation for the support of the humanities will be used to
purchase library materials, fund
short-term teaching appointments at
the graduate and undergraduate
levels and provide support for pre-
and post-doctoral students.
UBC has received half of a $1
million humanities grant from the
Vancouver Foundation, the private
charitable organization established in
1943 which now has assets of approximately $110 million. Simon Fraser
University and the University of Victoria will each receive $250,000 from
the foundation.
UBC's President, Dr. Douglas Kenny, said the University was deeply
grateful to the foundation for its
grant, which he described as "both
timely and significant."
"In a period of financial retrenchment and increasing emphasis on
career-oriented university programs,
the trustees of the Vancouver Foundation have had the wisdom and
foresight to provide support for academic studies which are essential to
the mission of this University."
In announcing the grants, Vancouver Foundation executive director
Dr. J. David McGann said the foundation's board, at its final 1982
meeting, "looked at available funds
in the light of major concerns we've
had about the economic problems
facing universities, especially as they
affect studies in languages, history,
philosophy and the other courses in
the humanities, which are not only at
the traditional core of university
learning but which are also the basis
for all other higher education.
"The importance to the community over the long pull of maintaining
these programs of study, backed by
strong library resources, is something our board did not want to see
overlooked at this time."
24 Chronicle/Spring 1983 ^S^T"
In recognition of a long and
distinguished public service
career, Hugh Keenleyside,
BA '20, LLD '45, was recently
awarded the Pearson Peace
Medal of the United Nations
Association of Canada. The
award was presented by
Governor-General Ed
Schreyer during a
Government House
ceremony in Ottawa. . . .
After almost 18 years as a
member of the B.C. Court of
Appeal, Ernest B. Bull, BA
'28, stepped down in
September 1982. Throughout
his judicial career, Justice Bull
was renowned for his
concern for civil freedoms.
Among his most famous
decisions was the landmark
1976 ruling in favor of the
province during its dispute
with the federal government
over off-shore mineral rights.
1977 Canada Silver Jubilee
Medal winner Margaret
Street, DPH-N '30 (MSc,
Boston), has been named a
Member of the Order of
Canada for her outstanding
service to the nursing
profession. ... A highlight of
the recent NDP convention in
Vancouver was the bestowal
of honourary New
Democratic Party
membership upon husband
and wife Douglas P. Fraser,
BA '32, and Dorothy Johnson
Fraser, BA'32. Members of
the CCF-NDP since 1941, the
Frasers are well known for
their contributions to the
community of Osoyoos. . . .
Long known for his tireless
promotion of the Okanagan
tourist trade, Evans
Lougheed, BCom '34, has
been elected President of the
B.C. Automobile Association.
. . . Former Vancouver Port
Manager S. Scott McLaren,
BA '34, has been appointed to
a new position, as a member
of the Fraser River Harbour
Commission. He is to act as
representative for the nine
municipalities which border
on the Port of Vancouver. . . .
From Cranbrook, word that
Gerald Ward, BA '36 (MT,
South Western Baptist, DDS,
McMaster), has commenced
an interim ministry with First
Baptist Church In 1953,
J. William "Bill" Hudson,
BCom '38, took what was to
have been a temporary job
with a Vancouver
shipbuilding and repair firm.
Now, thirty years later, Bill
has retired as Chairman of
Burrard Yarrows. In
appreciation of his many
years' service, the firm has
established a UBC naval
architecture scholarship in
Bill's name.
For the third year running,
Victoria's Four Seasons
Musical theatre staged a
summer production of "The
Wonder of It All", a musical
biography of Emily Carr by
the husband-and-wife team
of Norman and Elaine
Campbell. Norman, BA' 44,
and Elaine, BA '49, were in
attendance opening night.
... A paper co-authored and
presented by Bell Canada's
A. B. Waller, BASc '46,
highlighted a major
international symposium on
subscriber loops and services
in Toronto last September.
. . . Joy McCusker, BA '47, is
presently the only woman to
sit on both the UBC Board of
Governors and the Board of
Management for Hospitals at
UBC. Joy's Vancouver
specialty furniture shop
recently celebrated its sixth
year of operation. . . . After
35 years of ministry service,
Sig Peterson, BSA '48, has
announced his retirement
from the post of B.C.'s
Deputy Minister of
Agriculture. ... A letter from
Chilliwack resident Frank
Hollins, BEd '48, informs us
that he and his wife have
departed on a one-year trip to
Grenada, W.I., where Frank
has accepted a teaching
position. He promises to keep
us posted on life in Grenada's
so-called New Jewel system
of participatory democracy.
. . . John T. Gillespie, BA '48
(MSc, Columbia, PhD, NYU),
has been named Vice-
President for Academic
Affairs of the C W. Post
Center of Long Island
University. John, a C. W. Post
faculty member for the past
22 years, is a specialist in
school librarianship,
educational media, and
children's literature. . . .
G. H. Macvey, BCom '49, has
accepted a position as
Manager, Employee Relations
in the Vancouver office of
Trans Mountain Pipe Line
Company Limited.
Bruce C. Whitmore
. . . From Pennsylvania, word
that Bruce C. Whitmore,
BASc '56, MASc '58, has been
promoted to a managerial
position in the steel
operations department of the
giant Bethlehem Steel
Corporation. Bruce lives with
his wife, Helen, and their
four children in the Upper
SauconTownship. . .Spring
'82 issue of the Chronicle
reported that Tafarra
Deguefe, BCom '50, LLD '74,
had been released following
five years' government
detention in Ethiopia. We
have since learned that
Tafarra and his wife Laurie A.
Paterson Deguefe, BA '49,
have made their way to
Swaziland, where he is now
manager of the Swazibank.
. . . Word from Toronto
resident Jane Banfield
Haynes, LLB '54 (MA,
Toronto, PhD, London) that
her neighbour John "Bud"
Fredrickson, BA '53, MD '57
(FRCS, Chicago, Hon. FACS,
MD, Linkoping) has accepted
a position as Head of the
Department of
Otolaryngology at the School
of Medicine, Washington
University, St. Louis,
Missouri. Bud will also serve
as Otolaryngologist-in-Chief
at Barnes Hospital and
Childrens Hospital. . . .
Having at last achieved her
wish of settling with her
family in Vernon, Dene
Steven, BSP '53, is now
managing a local pharmacy.
. . . After a twenty-year
absence, G. D. Cormack,
BASc '55, PhD '63, has
returned to Western Canada,
to a position as Professor of
Electrical Engineering
(Communications) at the
University of Alberta in
Edmonton. ... A
distinguished career in the
Canadian Armed Forces has
amply prepared Ralph Keen,
BASc '55, for his new position
as Municipal Engineer for the
District of Terrace. . . . M. M.
de Weerdt, LLB '55, has been
appointed to the Supreme
Court of the Northwest
Territories. Yellowknife, he
tells us, gets much less rain
than Vancouver. . . . John
Sandys-Wunsch, BA '56, is
now Vice-Chancellor and
President of Thornloe College
in Sudbury, Ontario. . . .
Career diplomat George W.
Seymour, BCom '56, was
recently named High
Commissioner to Singapore.
His previous postings have
included the Hague,
Washington, Colombo and
Ottawa. . . . Another
alumnus to have achieved
great success in the world of
international diplomacy is
Robert David Jackson, BA
'56. As Canadian
Ambassador to Lebanon, he
will doubtless call upon his
experiences as a Canadian
embassy representative in
Saigon during the Vietnam
war. . . . When David
Renwick, BA '56, took over
as the new principal of
Vancouver's Killarney
Secondary School, he felt as if
he were "coming home".
David began his teaching
career at Killarney, and
remained there for eight
years. . . . Public relations
executive Diana Lam, BA '56,
has been appointed to the
Chronicle/Spring 1983 25 Board of Directors of the
Vancouver YWCA. She has
served on the Y's public
relations advisory committee
for the past two years. . . .
Philip McDonald
The newly appointed dean of
the College of Business
Administration at
Northeastern University,
Boston, is Philip R.
McDonald, BA '56 (MBA &
DBA, Harvard). He has
helped create and develop
the college's new High
Technology MBA, the first
program of its kind in the
U.S. . . .As new Director of
B.C.'s Food Field Crop
Branch, Walter Wiebe, BSA
'56, coordinates and directs
programs designed to assist
farmers and ranchers in field
crop production,
management, and expansion.
B.C. Tel Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer Gordon
MacFarlane, BASc '50, is the
1982 recipient of the
McNaughton Medal,
awarded annually in
recognition of outstanding
achievement in the field of
electrical and electronic
engineering. . . . The
Dean of the Harvard Business
School, John McArthur,
BCom '57, was recently
awarded an honorary degree
by Simon Fraser University.
. . . Vancouver lawyer W.
Merrill Leckie, BCom '57,
LLB '58, has been elected
President of the 5000-member
B.C. Branch of the Canadian
Bar Association. . . .
Dissatisfaction with
"irrational and unscientific"
diet guides has finally led
Montreal dietician Sandra
Cohen-Rose, BHE '58, to
write a diet book of her own.
Written with the help of
Sandra's cardiologist
husband, Dr. Colin Penfield
Rose, the book is entitled The
New Canadian High-Energy
Diet and is published by
Corona Publishers.
Vancouver lawyer Terry
Bland, BCom '60, LLB '61,
attracted national attention
last summer for his role as
chief litigator in favour of the
city's anti-prostitution bylaw.
Terry has been with the city's
legal department since the
mid-1960's. . . . David Edgar,
BCom '60, LLB '61, has taken
over as Assistant Deputy
Minister of Corporate Affairs
for the B.C. government.
David was previously
Consumer and Corporate
Affairs' Director of Legal
Services. . . . From Port
Hardy, word that John C.
Hannah, BASc '61, has been
appointed Mine Manager of
Utah Mines Limited's Island
Copper Mine, located on
northern Vancouver Island.
... A note from Gary P.
Gutman, BCom '60, informs
us that Gary's wife, Gloria
Gutman, BA '61, PhD '70, has
been named Director of the
Gerontology Centre at Simon
Fraser University. Gloria also
works as Associate Professor
in SFU's Interdisciplinary
Studies Faculty and has
recently published a book
entitled Canada's Changing Age
Structure: Implications for the
Future. . . . The Beta Phi Mu
International Library Science
Honor Society's Harold
Lancour Scholarship for
Foreign Study has been
awarded to Victor F. Marx,
BSA '61, MSA '64. He is
currently Associate Professor
and Head Reference Librarian
at Central Washington
University in Ellensburg,
Washington. His award shall
be used to further his study
on British radio drama. . . .
Dr. S. J. Peerless, MD '61,
Chairman of Neurosurgery at
the University of Western
Ontario, is the neurological
coordinator for a major
international study on stroke
prevention. The researchers
have just received a $4.2
million grant for the final
phase of the study from the
National Institute of Health in
the U.S. . . . Beryl Rowland,
PhD '62, Professor of English
at York University, was
awarded the DLitt at Mount
Saint Vincent University for
her outstanding contribution
to international scholarship.
She delivered Mount Saint
Vincent's 1982 Convocation
Address on "The Quiet Anti-
Feminist" Dixie Bower
Cutler, BA '62, will serve as
1983 President of the B.C.
Chapter of the International
Association of Business
Communicators. Dixie and
her husband, Keith, are
owners of New
Communications Concepts, a
firm producing business and
industrial films and video
tapes. . . . The Law Society of
British Columbia has chosen
Frank Maczko, LLB '63
(LLM, London School of
Economics), as its new
Secretary. Since 1976, he has
taught law at UBC. . . .
Jean McClennan, BA '63, and
husband Jim, BASc '64, have
embarked on a two-year trip
to Australia. Jim is busy
helping to convert Home
Energy's newly-discovered
oil into a marketable product.
Jean is continuing with her
chartered accountancy
studies at the University of
Western Australia. . . .
Toronto Free Theatre's
production of "The Sun
Runner" marks the first
professional production of a
play in Toronto by Kenneth
Dyba, BA '64. His second
novel will be published later
this year, and a stage
comedy, "Never Say Die", is
being developed. . . . Popular
sports cartoonist Merv
Magus, BEd '64, recently
published a book of hockey
cartoons entitled Hockey is a
Funny Game, Book Two
(readers may recall a Chronicle
profile of Merv which
appeared following the
release of the first volume in
1980). Merv is presently hard-
at-work in his continuing role
as official cartoonist for the
Vancouver Canucks. . . .
Kenneth A. Martin, BA '64, is
the new General Manager of
the Burnaby transportation
firm, Hal H. Williamson Inc.
. . . Roger McKay, BPE '65,
has been named Vice-
Principal of Oliver's Southern
Okanagan Secondary School,
where he has taught for the
past 17 years. . . . Mezzo-
soprano Judith Forst, BMus
'65, a veteran of the
Metropolitan and San
Francisco Opera Companies,
sang the role of Musetta in a
recent Vancouver Opera
production of Puccini's "La
Boheme". . . . Theatrical
producer Chris Wootten, BA
'65, (MBA, Harvard), has
been appointed to the
position of Producer,
Performing Arts for Expo '86,
the World Exposition to be
held in Vancouver in 1986.
Among Chris' production
credits is the internationally-
acclaimed "Billy Bishop Goes
to War". . . . Ottawa
bureaucrat Ian Clark, BSc '66
(MA, Harvard, PhD, Oxford)
has been elevated to Deputy
Secretary of the Privy
Council. . . . John J. Emery,
BASc '66, PhD '71, recently
moved to a new position, as
Manager of Advanced
Technical Sales in the
Rexdale, Ontario, office of
Trow Limited, Consulting
Engineers. . . . Following a
stay of twelve years in
Toronto, Donald B. Allen,
BASc '67, and his new wife,
the former Nancy Wilson,
have moved to Calgary. Don
is a former Leadership Award
winner whose first three
years after graduation were
spent hitch-hiking around the
world. . . . Graham Dickson,
BA '67, MEd '75, was last
summer named Vice-
Principal of the Brackendale
(B.C.) Junior Secondary
School. . . . We were pleased
to hear that Wendy A. Clay,
MD '67, has been promoted
to Colonel and transferred to
Ottawa as Director of
Preventive Medicine for
the Canadian Forces. . . .
David Talbot, BA '68, MSW
'72, and wife Cathie, BSN '75,
have lately returned to British
Columbia after a three-year
stay as United Church
missionaries in Kenya. Since
their return, they have
spoken before a number of
church and community
groups throughout the
province. . . . Word from
Calgary that Richard E.
Mansell, BEd-E '68, has been
appointed Administrative Coordinator for the City Parks
and Recreation Department.
. . . On sabbatical from his
position as English Professor
at Medicine Hat College,
Roderick Wilson Harvey, BA
'68, MA '72 (PhD, Alberta), is
currently a Visiting Scholar in
English at Harvard. . . .
Broadcaster Anne Petrie, BA
'68, MA '73, has had her first
book published, by Hancock
House. Entitled A Guidebook
to Ethnic Vancouver, it includes
walking, shopping, and
eating tours of Vancouver's
ethnic neighbourhoods.
Illustrations are by Barb
Wood. . . . Bernadet Ratsoy,
BSN '68, MSc '81, Vice-
President, Nursing, at St.
Paul's Hospital, Vancouver,
has just been elected
President of the Registered
Nurses Association of British
Columbia as of September
1983, for a two year term. . . .
An Autumn '82 "Spotlight"
item mentioned that J. W.
"Jack" Toovey, BSF '60, had
stepped down as Association
of B.C. Professional Foresters
President. A note from Kate
26 Chronicle/Spring 1983 M. Lindsay at T. M. Thomson
and Associates informs us
that Mr. Toovey's
replacement is Allan
Hopwood, BSF '69. Mr.
Hopwood is also Vice-
President of T. M. Thomson.
After ten years' practice as a
lawyer in the Vancouver
region, William G.
MacDonald, BCom '70, LLB
'71, has been appointed as a
Judge of the Provincial Court
of British Columbia. . . .
Freelance writer Claudia
Cornwall (nee Wiener), BA
'70 (PhD, Calgary), recently
completed her first children's
book. It's called Print-Outs,
the Adventures of a Rebel
Computer and is distributed
by Gordon Soules Publishers.
. . . Since graduation,
Alexandra Volkoff, BA '71,
has worked for the CBC in
Ottawa and for a newspaper
in Tehran, attended Nanking
University as an exchange
student, and studied at the
University of Sussex on
Queen Elizabeth and Canada
Council scholarships. Now,
as a Planning Officer for the
Canadian International
Development Agency, she
makes regular business trips
to China. . . . Shannon
Martin Purves-Smith, BMus
'71, was the recipient at last
summer's Stratford Festival of
a $2000 Tyrone Guthrie
Award for outstanding
musical achievement by a
Festival participant.
Richard Jarvin, BSc '71, is
now Director of the Farm
Income Insurance branch of
the B.C. Ministry of
Agriculture. Richard
previously worked with the
Farm Credit Corporation in
Ottawa. . . . The desire to
better understand the
migration habits of caribou
has taken zoologist George
Calef, PhD '71, on a two-year
trek across the Northwest
Territories. Part of that
journey is documented in
George's book, Caribou and the
Barren Lands, the winner of a
1981 Governor-General's
Award. . . . One of several
alumni to have work
published recently by UBC
Press is Chinese language
specialist Daniel Bryant, BA
Hons. '71, PhD '78, now an
Assistant Professor at the
Centre for Pacific and
Oriental Studies of the
University of Victoria. His
book is entitled Lyric Poets of
the Southern Tang. . . . Blake
Morgan Young, MA '69, PhD
'76, also an Assistant
Professor at the Centre for
Pacific and Oriental Studies,
has recently completed a
work entitled Ueda Akinari.
UBC doctoral candidate
Kenneth Stephen Coates, BA
'78, is the co-author of two
works, Vancouver's Fair and
The Pacific National Exhibition.
. . . After a year in France,
Gary H. Hunter, BA '72, has
returned to Winnipeg as an
employee of the Winnipeg Free
Press. . . . Robert Brunham,
MD '72, is now a member of
the Faculty of Medicine of the
University of Manitoba. . . .
Terence McLean
Terence A. McLean, BSc '72,
has been appointed Senior
Geophysicist by Koch
Exploration of Calgary. . . .
As the head of one of
Vancouver's most successful
fitness institutes, Barbara
Crompton, BEd '72, now
oversees 64 classes involving
almost 5,000 people per
week. . . . From her previous
role as a biochemist with the
Vancouver General Hospital,
Peggy Warren, BSc '72, MSc
'74, has gone on to become a
designer of children's
clothing. . . . Anglican Canon
Neil Vant, BA '72, was
recently honoured by the
Bishop of Cariboo for his
"loyal, distinguished, and
valued service" to the
Diocese of Cariboo. Canon
Vant, his wife, Jeanie, and
their two children are
residents of 100 Mile House.
. . . Long a popular figure in
Vancouver's East End,
William "Bill" Yee, LLB '73,
is the first Chinese-Canadian
ever to be elected to
Vancouver City Council. . . .
Jon E. Pearkins, BSc '74, has
joined the Alberta
Educational Communications
Corporation (ACCESS) as
Manager of Computer
Systems. ... J. Anthony
Baker, BA '74, LLB '80, has
been named Head of
Business Affairs for First
Choice Canadian
Communications In
November, the Vancouver
Symphony Orchestra gave
the premiere performance of
a group of symphonic
sketches by Frederick
Schipizky, BMus '74.
Frederick was closely
involved with the
performance, as a member of
the VSO's bass section. . . .
From a year of post-graduate
work in Cambridge, Lee
Porteous, LLB '75, has moved
to Powell River and a job as
Crown Counsel. . . . Speech
pathologist Isolde Corvin,
BSc '75, has established
private practice in Maple
Ridge. ... A new album has
recently been released by
saxophonist/flutist Tom
Keenlyside, BMus '76.
Entitled "Returning", the
record is available on Tom's
own Jazzline label. . . .
Married in 1979, former
Calgary residents Gregory P.
Small, BASc '78, and Jane
Elizabeth Harvey Small,
BASc '79, have now moved to
Bakersfield, California.
Gregory is an employee of
Shell California Production
Incorporated. . . . Another
music graduate, saxophonist
Paul Cram, BMus '78, has a
new record entitled "Blue
Tales in Time" (Onari 006).
. . . Former Thunderbird
hockey star Terry Shykora,
BPE '79, is now coaching the
Salmon Arm entry in the B.C.
Junior Hockey League. . . .
The highly-acclaimed Touch
of Brass chamber quintet
includes four graduates of the
UBC music program. They
are tuba player David
Sabourin, BMus '79,
trumpeters Robert Goddard,
BMus '81 and Ross Bligh,
BMus '82, and trombonist
John Helmer, BMus '82.
Supporters of UBC's
Botanical Garden will be
pleased to learn of the
appointment of Gerald B.
Straley, PhD '80 (MSc, Ohio),
as Research Scientist and
Curator of Collections. For
the past three years, Dr.
Straley has served as
Educational Coordinator for
Vancouver's Vandusen
botanical display garden. . . .
Musician Paul Airey, BA '80,
has attracted considerable
attention for his composition
of the soundtrack for "The
Mystery of SS433", a
production of Vancouver's
H. R. MacMillan Planetarium
which premiered last Julv.
. . . Another artist with
a growing reputation is
Gloria Masse, BFA '80. A
summer exhibition of her
paintings and drawings at the
Surrey Art Gallery was well
attended and received highly
favorable reviews. . . . Cindy
Booty, BSc '81, has been
appointed Supervisor of the
provincial plant disease and
insect diagnostic laboratory in
Cloverdale. . . . Hani Henein,
PhD '81, is now Assistant
Professor at Carnegie-Mellon
University, Pittsburgh, in the
Department of Metallurgy
and Materials Science. .    . At
the forefront of the
revolutionary Planetec
automation system for
planetariums is engineering
physics graduate Andrei
Godoroja, BASc '82. The
concept of the Planetec
system arouse from Andrei's
graduating thesis. . . . With a
post-graduate scholarship
from the Australian Meat
Research Committee, Nancy
Heath, BSc Ag '82, is off to
the University of New
England to work on sheep.
Donald B. Allen, BASc '67, to
Nancy Wilson of Fort Erie, on
October 24, 1982, in Toronto.
. . . George Asay, BSc '79, to
Loris Russell, BSN '79	
Deborah A. Clyne, BRE '76,
to Douglas Little, on August
15, 1982 A. M. Lorraine
Fader, BMus '77, to John
Nicholas "Nick" Frost of
Kelowna, on July 24, 1982.
. . . Andrew William
Gourlay, BSc '77, to Mary
Elizabeth Malcolm, on
October 9, 1982, in Cornwall,
Ontario. . . . Hani Henein,
PhD '72 (BEng, MEng,
McGill), to Louise Frances
Fairley, BMus '71, MLS '77,
on May 29, 1982, in Toronto.
. . . Perry A. Mazzone, BA
'80, to Louise C. Ritchie, BEd
'80, on August 14, 1982, in
Vancouver. . . . Wolfgang
Neufeld, BPE '75, to Dianne
Beverley Eppler, BPE '76, on
July 17, 1982, in Kelowna. . . .
Linda M. Owen, BSR '77, to
Nicholas Richard Brunton,
on July 24, 1982, in Wilton,
Wiltshire, England. . . .
Lyndagale Thorn, BA '73,
MA '78, to Robert Yates (MA,
Glascow), on August 21,
1982, in Brentwood Bay. . . .
Rodger Welch, BASc '82, to
Lorrie V. Sedun, BASc '82, on
May 29, 1982.
Chronicle/Spring 1983 27 Teki Anderson, BA '78, and
Charlie Anderson, a son,
Lyndon Duke, April 21,1982,
a brother to Edward Lloyd.
... Dr. Robert Baldock, BA
'68, MD '74, and Lynette
Marwick Baldock, BEd '69, a
daughter, Karen Lynne, May
15, 1982, in Surrey, a sister to
David. . .. Ellen J. Hunter
Chapco, BA '68, PhD '75, and
Dr. William Chapco, a son,
Stephen Anthony William,
May 12, 1982, in Regina. . . .
William "Bill" Clarke, BA
'69, and Shelagh M'Gonigle,
a son, Simon Peter Aubin,
May 9,1982, a brother for
Elizabeth. . . . Joy Ward Fera,
BRE '72, and Stephen C.
Fera, BPE 71, a daughter,
Stephanie Elizabeth Belle,
October 24,1982, in Burnaby.
. . . Russell Horton, BSc-A
76, and Gail McGee Horton,
BRE 78, a son, Michael
Russell Donald, August 3,
1982, in Pietermaritzburg,
South Africa.... Catherine
L. Fraser Moore, BSc 75, and
Edward Alan Moore, BCom
'80, a daughter, Cara Juanita,
August 3,1982, in Richmond.
. . . Charles Corrie Pentland,
BA '65, MA '66, and Carol
Ann Stephenson Pentland,
BA '67 (MA, Sussex), a son,
Charles Robert, September
21,1982, in Kingston,
Ontario. . . . Diane Michelle
Champion Smith, BEd 72,
and Stephen John Smith, a
son, Tyler Ryan, September
17, 1982, in Brisbane	
Gordon Turriff, BA 71, LLB
74, and Ellen Gerber, LLB
78, a daughter, Katharine
Ellen, April 11, 1982.
Robert Richard Alpen, BASc
'31, March 1982. A Delta
Upsilon and a Life Member of
the Association of
Professional Engineers, he
will be remembered for his
contributions to the UBC
track and field program.
Survived by his wife, two
sons and one daughter.
Roy John Alfred Aspinall,
BA '48, MD '55,1982.
Frank R. Bunnell, BASc '45,
November, 1982 in
Vancouver. An Honours
graduate in Civil
Engineering, he served on
the Greater Vancouver
Regional District Board of
Directors for a number of
Joanna Jean Dickson, BHE
'51, September, 1982 in
Seattle. Wife of the late
Stewart C. V. Dickson (BCom
'48), she was active in Alpha
Phi, the American
Association of University
Women, and the San
Francisco UBC Alumni
Branch. Survived by three
sons and one daughter.
Mary Donegani, BA '42,
December, 1981. Survived by
husband Robert of
Robert W. Esplen, BASc '50,
MASc '51, October, 1982 in
England. Mr. Esplen was
employed by Imperial Oil
Limited, for 31 years. He
managed Imperial's refinery
in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia,
and at the time of his death
was on employee loan to
Stemco/Aramco in Saudi
Arabia. Survived by his wife,
Diane Baker Esplen (BA '50),
a son, Rob, and a daughter,
Lillian V. Filippelli, BA 75,
August, 1982. For years an
active community worker in
Vancouver, she is survived by
her husband, G.L. Filippelli,
son Lome (BASc 73), and
daughter Sandra (BA'81).
Desmond Gallacher, MEd
'68, PhD 73, July, 1982 in
Duncan. Born in Glascow, he
settled in Duncan in 1960,
where he taught high school
until 1969. Awarded a
' Canada Council grant, he
then studied linguistics at
UBC and at Toulouse
(France). He returned to
Duncan and continued
teaching until his death.
Survived by his wife,
Maureen, and his children,
Alexander, Peter and Morag.
Percy Gladstone, BA '49, MA
'59, December, 1982 in the
Queen Charlotte Islands. A
Skidegate Haida, he was one
of the first Indians to obtain a
BA. Later he completed an
MA thesis focussing on the
fishing industry. He worked
as a probation officer and
counsellor, and was given
many responsibilities in
counselling and legal
assistance for his people.
William F. Gough, BSc '26
(MD McGill), August, 1982.
An active participant in
campus affairs while a UBC
student, Dr. Gough later
became a prominent
supporter of the Alumni
Association. Most of his
professional life was spent in
medical practice in Montreal.
In his will, he bequeathed a
substantial residue of his
estate to the improvement of
the UBC Medical Library.
Survived by his brother,
Arthur Gough, and his neice,
Marjory Gough, both of
Sussex, England.
William K. Gwyer, BASc '36,
August, 1982 in Victoria. A
leading member of both the
Professional Engineers of
B.C. and Engineering
Institute of Canada, he
served as President of West
Kootenay Power from 1965
until his retirement in 1975.
As an RCAF officer
(1940-1945), Mr. Gwyer was
awarded the MBE.
John L. Haar, BA '50, May,
1982 in Edmonton. He was
one of Canada's most
respected educators. As the
founding President of
Edmonton's Grant MacEwan
Community College, he
gained fame for his
innovation in developing
programs. Grant MacEwan
College has established a
memorial scholarship in his
Dudley Barrington Hardie,
BASc '24, October, 1982 in
Vancouver. Mr. Hardie, a
graduate of UBC's
Engineering Department,
was a Life Member of the
Vancouver Rose Society. He
is survived by two sons, two
daughters, two
granddaughters, and many
nephews and nieces.
Donations in his name to the
Alumni Great Trekker's
Scholarship Fund would be
Graham Booth Ladner, BA
'33, July, 1982 in Vancouver.
Admitted to the bar in 1938,
he served as a county court
judge from 1966 until his
death. He was a member of
Park Lodge No. 63 and
Vancouver Scottish Rite
Bodies. Survived by his wife,
Mary, three daughters, one
son, eight grandchildren, and
two sisters.
William W. Lehrle, BSF '50,
August, 1982.
Gordon N. McLellan, BASc
'48, May, 1982 in Sarnia,
Ontario. He was employed
by Esso Chemical of Canada.
Survived by his wife, Doris,
his son, Douglas, and his
daughter, Lea Anne, as well
as by brother Harold (BASc
'47) and two grandsons.
Clarence W. J. Mann, BASc
'43, MASc '44, September,
1982. He was a long-time
employee of Imperial Oil
Limited, in Toronto. His
widow, Marion, has
graciously made a donation
in his name to the UBC
Alumni Fund.
Dora E. G. Marrion, BA '22,
December, 1982.
Sylvia Maureen Meadows
May, BHE '55, July, 1982 in
Comox. She is survived by
her husband, Harvey, and by
her children, Carol, Kevin
and Brian.
Harry Everett Mosher, BSc
'27, June, 1982 in Winnipeg.
One of the finest soccer
goalkeepers ever to play for
UBC, Mr. Mosher later
gained prominence as a
member of the River Heights
Lawn Bowling League and
the Deer Lodge Curling Club.
He served for many years
with Bell Canada, and was a
Life Member of the
Professional Engineers
Association. He is survived
by wife Dorothy, son Garth, a
brother, a sister, and six
Judith Sharon Anderson
Ogle, BA'64, MA 70,
November, 1982 in Toronto.
An Honours graduate in
English and Classics, she is
survived by husband Douglas
Ogle of Toronto.
Frederick W. Pennington, BA
'54, June, 1982.
Harry H. Pitts, Jr., BA '45
(MD McGill), August, 1982 in
Vancouver. A respected
urologist, Dr. Pitts spent
most of his twenty-two year
career on the staff of St.
Paul's Hospital, Vancouver.
He is survived by
father Dr. Harry Pitts, Sr.
of Vancouver, sister Shary,
her husband and four
children, all of Burnaby.
Arthur L. V. Piatt, BEd-E '46,
Ronald Sydney Price, BA '57,
November, 1982 in New
Westminster. One of the first
supervising principals in the
Langley school district, he
chose early retirement to
devote more time to his five-
acre hobby farm. Survived by
his wife Eva and son David,
brother Val and sister Edith,
and by several aunts, uncles,
nieces, and nephews.
Pauline Rimmer, BA 79,
Thomas R. Riesterer, BA 76,
MA 78, August, 1982.
Following his studies in
English at UBC, he entered
the doctoral program at the
University of New Brunswick
in Fredericton. At the time of
his death, he was at work on
his doctoral thesis in
Canadian Literature.
Survived by his father and
mother, two brothers and one
sister in Nelson, and one
brother in Vancouver.
Keith Robertson, BSF '58,
November, 1982 in
Revelstoke. A resident of
Nakusp and Castlegar for the
28 Chronicle/Spring 1983 A tribute
I should like to write a
small tribute to my classmate
in Arts '23, Dorothy Walsh,
who died this past summer in
Cummin gton,
Massachusetts, where she
had lived since her retirement
from teaching at Smith
College. Arts '23 had many
members who later had
distinguished careers, but Kip
(as we called her) had one of
the best in university
Dorothy was small,
intelligent, and puckish. She
majored in philosophy, and
her poems in the 1922
Chapbook — the first little
collection of verse by UBC
undergraduates, who wrote
and published it by
themselves — perhaps
indicate the path she would
tread. I quote her poem
"There's Music in the Valley":
There's music in the valley
Broken with laughter and
tears —
Lovable human music,
Shaken with fears.
He cannot go down to the
Where the linnet thrills,
He wanders enslaved and
On the lonesome hills;
For he heard in a fairy
When the moon had
The cruelty of a music
Perfect and unattained.
After she received her BA,
she went to the University of
Toronto, and in 1925 received
an MA. In 1935 she received a
PhD from Bryn Mawr. She
spent a year and a half in pre-
doctoral research at the
Psychological Institute of the
University of Berlin, and
travelled widely in Europe.
She taught at Hood, Wells,
Bryn Mawr, and Smith
Her book, Literature and
Knowledge (Wesleyan, 1969),
may be best summarized by
quoting from the fly-leaf:
Miss Walsh arrives at an
understanding of the
relationship between. . . .
Dorothy "Kip" Walsh
literature and. . . .
knowledge. Her arguments
are forceful; her
observations, incisive and
fresh; her approach and
style, wonderfully
I am informed that friends
of Dorothy in the United
States have collected all her
published articles, which will,
they hope, enable them to get
these out as a book. I hope
they can do so. As a friend of
hers in those distant years,
1919-1923, I have prepared
this brief memorial with
affection and deference. In
conclusion I quote from a
letter to me, with his
permission, Geoffrey Bruun
(BA '24), now of Ithaca, N.Y.
In many ways Kip seems to
me the most truly original
of our group. She is the
only one, certainly, who
made philosophy her
major, and she must have
impressed her teachers.
"How the death of an old
friend diminishes us" Kip
wrote in the last letter I had
from her. You and I have
watched the Chapbook
group dwindle — Lionel
Stevenson, Alfred Rive,
now Sally Creighton, and
Kip. And Phyllis Mackay,
whom I always think of as a
part of our little group. We
two remain, to wage on
their behalf, a lost battle
with oblivion.
— Annie M. Angus, BA '23
past twenty years. Survived
by his daughter, Heather, of
Hamilton, Ontario, and by
his mother and brother, both
of Delta.
Hartley M. Sargent, BA '30,
March, 1982.
Gerald N. Savory, BA '56,
October, 1982. He was, for
more than twenty years,
Director of Public Affairs for
UBC's Centre for Continuing
Education. In recognition of
his distinguished
contribution to the United
Nations Association, the
Centre for Continuing
Education has established a
Gerald N. Savory Memorial
scholarship, to be awarded
annually to the author of the
best essay on the United
Nations and world problems.
Donald Schon, BSF '55,
November, 1982 in
Ladysmith. He was one of
only two professional
foresters to run a sawmill in
British Columbia. Survived
by his wife, three children,
and brother Herbert (BSF
Edith J. Sellens, BA '39, May,
James J. Stelmock, BSc 77,
April, 1982 in Alaska.
Survived by his wife, Robyn,
of Fairbanks, and by his
parents, and two sisters, all of
Prince George.
William John Thompson,
LLB '48, May, 1981 in North
Vancouver. A member of the
first graduating UBC Law
class, Mr. Thompson articled
with the Vancouver firm of
Douglas, Symes and
Brissenden, with which firm
he remained until 1965. He
then moved to Darling and
Warner (later Warner and
Thompson), where he
remained until his death.
Survived by his wife, Connie,
daughters Susan (BSN '69)
and Kathy, and son Brian
(BASc 71, MEng 73), all of
Vancouver, and daughter
Jane of Calgary.
Edward A. A. Tweeddale, BA
'45, BEd-E '59, November,
1982 in Trail. He was
principal of Trail Junior
Secondary School from 1959
until his retirement in 1970.
He played violin and viola in
the Trail Symphony and was
a Life Member of the Trail and
District Community Arts
Council. Survived by his
wife, Isadore, a niece, a
grand-nephew, and several
Frederic Underhill, BOl
Convocation Founder, 1916.
Survived by his wife, of
Rona Alexander Hatt Wallis,
BASc '22, July, 1982 in
Victoria. She enrolled in UBC
in 1917 at the age of fifteen,
and was the University's first
female graduate in Applied
Sciences. For many years, she
re-wrote and marked the
Chemistry 12 and Chemistry
101 correspondence courses
for the Provindal Department
of Education. Survived by
husband H. Douglas Wallis
(BASc'24), sons John H.
Wallis (BA, MA) and Alan D.
Wallis, and grandchildren
Michael, Douglas (BASc 76),
Rona (BEd-E '80), and C.
Hubert Wallis (BSc 77, MSc
Suzanne C. Webber, BA '29,
October, 1982.
Thomas C. Williams, BA '41,
1982. ^
this summer, call in
and see us at our
magnificent new store—
6200 university boulevard
ubc bookstore
on the campus
Chronicle/Spring 1983 29 President's Residence
to become
town-gown' centre
One of the offices of UBC Botanical Garden situated in the President's house.
The University of B.C.'s Board
of Governors has established a
committee to raise funds in the
private sector to renovate the President's Residence on the UBC
Chairing the committee will be
Vancouver lawyer David McLean,
chairman of the Board's property
committee, who said he would
inaugurate the fund drive by making a personal gift of $10,000
to the residence fund through
a family organization, the McLean
McCuaig Foundation.
The renovated house will be
occupied by UBC's president-designate, Dr. George Pedersen, and
his family when he becomes
UBC's chief executive officer on
Mr. McLean said that the Board
of Governors, when it invited Dr.
Pedersen to become president of
UBC, had asked him to consider
living in the house, which was
built for UBC presidents in the
early 1950s.
"Dr. Pedersen has agreed to live
in the house," Mr. McLean said,
"on the understanding that the
amount of money spent on renovations   will   be   the   minimum
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University has close contacts and a
good relationship with a wide
range of individuals and community organizations."
The Board has authorized an
appropriation of $200,000 to provide for two projects — the relocation of the offices of the UBC
Botanical Garden, which has used
the house as its headquarters since
1975, and minimal rehabilitation
of the residence to restore it to residential condition from its present
institutional use.
The presidential residence was
built in 1950-51 at a cost of
$61,219. It was first occupied by
UBC's then president, Dr. Norman MacKenzie, until his retirement in 1962. Successive UBC
presidents lived in the house until
1969, when the late Dr. Walter
Gage was appointed president. A
bachelor, President Gage elected
to continue to live in an off-campus apartment.
Mr. McLean said he was
confident that the funds required
to restore the President's Residence could be raised privately in
a relatively short period of time.
He said he had been assured by
the UBC Alumni Association that
it would assist in the fund-raising
He said he intended to recommend to the Board at its next
meeting that the residence be
named Norman MacKenzie
House, in honor of its first occupant.
"Everyone I've spoken to about
this project has expressed enthusiasm for it and for the fund-raising
effort,"   Mr.   McLean   said.
Those wishing to donate to the fund
to restore the President's Residence can
do so through the Alumni UBC Fund.
Class of '33
50th Anniversary
Reunion Dinner
to be held on
July 23rd, 1983
UBC Faculty Club
Final details to be announced by
mail to grads. Contact Liz Owen,
Alumni UBC-228-3313
If you have successfully completed any of the following subjects you could
qualify for partial or complete exemption in the applicable R.I.A. course
listed below.
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122 Commercial Law
123 Organizational Behaviour
212 Economics
213 Communications & Case Analysis
229 Intermediate Accounting I
232 Quantitative Methods I
314 Data Processing
331 Cost & Management Accounting
333 Quantitative Methods II
339 Intermediate Accounting II
424 Taxation
442 Financial Management
451 Accounting Information Systems
452 Internal Auditing
541 Advanced Management Accounting
543 Advanced Financial Accounting
553 Management: Processes & Problems
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Com. 331
Com. 120 or 323 (MBA)
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