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 INSIDE
Chile: Rebuilding
Democracy
University Hospital
Fandango
Homecoming '90
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ANNIVERSARY Stay In Touch
Do we have your correct name and address?
If not, please fill in the address form above and send it to:
UBC Alumni Association
6251 Cecil Green Park Road
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5
Fax: (604)222-8928
How are you doing? Is there a new job, a
marriage, a birth or any other news you
want to share with your former classmates? Use the space on this page (or
add another), but remember that space
limitations may force us to edit your news.
If you are sending an obituary, please
give some information about the deceased's activities at UBC.
Is This The Year For Your Class Reunion?
Celebrate UBC's 75th Anniversary with your former classmates!
See Pages 15 and 16 for Reunion Information
Reunion in 1991?
Now is the time to get organized! Grads from 1931 (60th), 1941 (50th), 1966 (25th) and 1981 (10th)
have special reunions to celebrate, but any class can organize a reunion.
Homecoming Week events include the Great Trekker Dinner, Homecoming Parade, Football
Game and Arts '20 Relay.
Fill out the following form, and we'll start your reunion planning now.
□ I am interested in attending a reunion of my class of 19 Faculty	
□ I am interested in being part of the reunion committee. Indicate area of preferred involvement:
□ Tracing "lost" classmates
□ Planning and organization
□ Updating of Class Yearbook and collection of memorabilia
□ Any other bright ideas??	
□ w^. 0 I    I want to subscribe to the Chronicle. I have enclosed a
Y "o !    cheque or money order for $25. Please send my mug
immediately, and KEEP ME ON YOUR MAILING LIST!
Name Student I.D.#.
Degree, Year Major	
Address	
Postal Code.
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Spouse's name Degree/Year_ Volume 44 Number 2 • Summer, 1990
Features
Page 10
Page 30
Chile: Rebuilding Democracy 10
Will Pinochet Allow the Transition?
University Hospital, UBC Site 12
UBC Health Care Comes of Age
Stumbling the Light Fandango 30
Time Dishes Out a Black Eye
Departments
Alumni President's Column  4
Activities 5
Student News 6
Alumni News 7
Campaign News 8
University News 19
Class Acts 20
Graduation Horoscopes 27
Book Reviews 28
Letters 28
Homecoming Schedule
Editor
Chris Petty MFA'86
Assistant Editor, Class Acts
Dale Fuller
Contributors
Lake Sagaris BFA'81, Patrick Lewis,
Lasha Seniuk MFA'88, Alan Hindle
Executive Director
Deborah Apps
The UBC Alumni Chronicle is published quarterly by the UBC Alumni
Association, and is distributed free to
all graduates. Member, Council for
the Advancement and Support of Edu -
cation. Indexed in Canadian Education Index.   ISSN 0824-1279.
Printed In Canada.
Editor's Notes
The cover illustration on this quarter's issue is
a water colour by Toni Onley, "UBC, 15 December,
1989." It was commissioned by the Psychology Department as part of the World of Opportunity Campaign. It features Onley's subtle shading and his
muted, West Coast palate. It is available at the UBC
bookstore for $85 framed, or $25 unframed.
Our special pull-out section on Homecoming
starts on page 15. Keep this schedule for your information, and return the registration form. Homecoming this year will feature much 75th Anniversary
activity, so register for these events soon.
This issue has a feature on Chile from our own
Lake Sagaris, an article on the University Hospital, a
lamentation on the passage of time and our regular
features. We have introduced a new feature, Graduation Hororscopes, by Lasha Seniuk. She is a popular
local seer and UBC grad.
You will also note, on page 18, that The Chronicle is about to change its distribution. From Summer, 1991 on, only subscribers and UBC donors will
receive all four issues each year. We will mail only one
Chronicle a year to our entire, 100,000 strong membership for free.
Over the next few issues, you will find subscription forms, contests and special deals, all designed to
get you to subscribe to the magazine.
Keep in touch with your university and your old
classmates. Subscribe to The Chronicle.
We hope you enjoy this issue. Board of Management
Elected Members
1990-91
President
Mel Reeves BComm'75, MSc'77, LLB
Senior Vice President
David Coulson BComm'76, LLB'80
Past President
Ann McAfee, BA'62, MA'67, PhD'75
Treasurer
Shayne Brent Boyd BComm'81
Members-at-Large 1989-91
Janet Calder, BASc'74, MBA
Martin Cocking, BA'87
Curt Latham, BA'58, MD'62
Members-at-Large 1990-92
Martin Glynn BA(Hons)'74, MBA'76
James Stich BSc'71, DMD'75
Jim Whitehead BA'62, MA'68,
MSc, PhD'87
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From   the
President
JJeginnings are always full of promise and high purpose. We humans,
eternally optimistic, like to think of
ourselves as improvers, that we leave
things better than when we found
them.
My sense of promise and high purpose at the beginning of my term as
President of the Alumni Association
is, then, typical: I'm looking forward
to the excitement and the challenges of the coming year.
This past year has been a pivotal one for the Association, and we
made many decisions that will impact on our activities for years to come.
The most important of these centres around our relationship with the
university. My main task this year will be to continue building and defining that relationship. I will chair a Directional Task Force in 1990 that
will establish a formal relationship between the Association and UBC,
and will more clearly outline our mutual benefits and mutual responsibilities. One of our own past presidents, Chief Justice Nathan Nemetz
and our new Vice President, Dave Coulson, will join me on the task force,
along with university representatives.
Of course, the Alumni Association has always been totally committed to support the goals and aspirations ofthe university. This year, most
of our activities are geared toward the 75th Anniversary celebrations,
and we are fully responsible for organizing a successful Homecoming in
September. Our executive director, Deborah Apps, has been appointed
chair of the 75th Anniversary/Homecoming Committee. I am confident
that Deborah, our professional staff and dedicated volunteers, will make
this year an unforgettable one for many grads.
I'm excited about the coming year. Volunteers form the backbone of
our Association, and your help will be most appreciated. I urge all grads
to get involved with the Association in this, the 75th Anniversary year of
UBC.
And remember, this year more than ever, Tuum Est: It Is Yours!
Mel Reeves BComm'75, MSc'77, LLB
President
4 Chronicle/Summer 1990 Branches
Los Angeles/San Diego: Thirty alumni
met at the lovely home of Keith and
Diane Plant in Laguna Hills on April
21st to celebrate the 75th Anniversary
of UBC. If you weren't able to attend,
watch for news of another event soon.
Toronto: Pub Nights generally attract
a crowd of 75 alumni who know how to
have a good time. Come out and join us
at 8:00 p.m. on July 18 at the Rose &
Crown, Yonge & Eglinton.
London: Alumni in London are invited
to attend a reception on July 27 at B.C.
House to help celebrate UBC's 75th
Anniversary. Chancellor Les Peterson
will attend and bring alumni up to date
on what's happening at UBC.
Divisions
Medicine: The 1990 UBC Medical
Alumni Lecture will be held at 4:15
p.m., Thursday, June 28 at the Hotel
Vancouver in conjunction with the
Canada West Medical Congress. The
annual Medical Golf Tournament will
be held on September 13. Previous
participants will be notified by mail, so
if you haven't joined us in the past and
would like to do so this year, contact
the Alumni Office at 228-3313.
Pharmacy: Pharmacy's Professional
Practice Night will be held on September 27, and the AGM on October 13.
There are a number of events planned
for Homecoming, 1990. See the next
Chronicle for dates and times.
Counselling Psychology: UBC's
Counselling programs have now been
offered for 25 years. On September 29,
alumni will gather to celebrate and
| Activities
socialize at the Arbutus Club. Tickets
are $28/person. For reservations/information call 228-5259.
P.E./Rec: The Annual Golf Tourney
will be held at McCleary Golf Course on
September 29, tee off time is 10:00
a.m. followed by a reunion dinner dance
at Cecil Green Park at 6:30 p.m. Watch
for details in the newsletter.
Engineering: The Annual Engineering BBQ will be held at Cecil Green
Park on July 13. For further information call Don Piercy at 293-5395.
Teachers of the Visually Impaired:
The reunion planned for May has been
postponed until later in the year. Watch
for details in your newsletter (and be
sure to send us a change of address if
you move) The following are brief listings of alumni reunions and activities.
For more information, or to notify us of
your event, please call or write the
Alumni Association, Programmes
Department.
The following are brief listings of
alumni reunions and activities. For more
information, or to notify us of your event,
please call or write the Alumni Association. Programmes Department.
Reunions
Grads from 1930, 1935, 1940, 1965
and 1980, all have special reunion
anniversaries to celebrate this year. If
you are interested in participating on a
reunion committee, please contact the
Alumni Programmes office. See pages
16-17 for more information.
The Class of 1930 will celebrate its
60th Anniversary with a reception and
dinner at the Faculty Club on Sept. 5.
The Class of 1935 will meet for lunch
on July 20 at Cecil Green Park to
celebrate its 55th Anniversary.
The Class of 1940 has planned a
dinner for September 28 at the Faculty
Club and a campus tour and luncheon
at Cecil Green Park on September 29.
The Class of 1950 Engineering will
hold a dinner on September 29 at the
Faculty Club. Contact Mark Bradwell
988-5025 for info.
The Class of '55 Medicine will meet at
Whistler June 13-16.
The Class of '60 Civil Engineers will
hold a reunion September 28 with
dinner at the Grad Student Centre on
the 29th.
The Class of '60 Forestry will meet at
Harrison for a reunion October 13 - 14.
The Class of '60 Medicine will hold its
30th Anniversary celebrations in Whistler September 14-15.
The Class of '65 Forestry has 25th
Anniversary plans for a July reunion.
Class of '65 Nursing will meet May 25-
27.
Class of '65 Pharmacy is celebrating
September 29 at the Holiday Inn on
Broadway.
Class of '70 Law reunion will be held
at the Delta Mountain Inn, Whistler,
September  14-16.
Class of '70 Medicine will hold its
reunion at the Delta Mountain Inn,
Whistler September 28-29.
Class of '80 Civil Engineers will hold
its reunion June 9, at the University
Golf Club.
Class of '80 Electrical Engineers will
celebrate its 10th Anniversary in Cecil
Green Park on September 21 and at
the Faculty Club on September 22.
Class of '80 Mechanical Engineers
will celebrate with a dinner at the
Faculty Club on June 16.
Class of '80 Forestry will hold a reunion at the Vernon Park Lodge August
17-19.
Class of '80 Law will meet September
28 at Cecil Green Park. Class of '80
Medicine will reunite in Whistler
September 15-17.
Class of '80 Medicine will reunite in
Whistler September 15-17.
Class  of '80 Rehab Medicine  has
plans for a fall reunion.
Plans for other Classes will be announced later.
L.A. Branch celebrates. Elva Reid (r. bottom), stands next to hostess
Diane Plant, with Keith Plant behind. Photo by Peter Nishihama.
We would like to offer a special thanks to
Jim Dutton and Alan Lawley, managers of
The Rose and Crown Pub
at Yonge & Eglinton in Toronto for their support of the TO Branch Pub Nights
Chronicle/Summer 1990 5 Student News
nEUSIettre Scandal
The weekly newsletter printed by the Engineering Undergrad Society on
March 14 offended nearly everyone, made headlines in big city newspapers and
was a hot issue on campus. Articles, cartoons and mock ads made fun of native
people, women, homosexuals and almost anyone who isn't a white male
engineering student.
The university administration was quick to condemn the EUS, and has
considered a number of punitive actions against them including freezing activity
funds, expulsion of students involved and disbanding the Society. The AMS also
condemned the newsletter, and directed the EUS to conduct a conference
addressing the issues of racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of
discrimination. The EUS was also ordered to publish a full page apology in the
UBYSSEY.
AMS President Kurt Preinsperg, however, defended the EUS's right to publish
these views. In a letter to the UBYSSEY, he urged Dr. Strangway to consider that
the newsletter, rather than being a hate sheet, might simply be the expression
of unpopular opinions, and reminded him that the Canadian Charter of Rights
and Freedoms guarantees the right of free expression. Preinsperg stressed that
his view did not represent a consensus within the AMS.
DOS Daunts AMS
In late February, the AMS decided to buy five Macintosh computers and two
laser printers for the use of AMS executives. The machinery will cost $33,000.
Protest was quick, as articles and letters to the editor in the UBYSSEY
indicate. Many complain that comparable IBM compatibles would have cost half
as much, would have been just as efficient for AMS executive needs, and would
be more in keeping with the "trust us" theme of the new AMS executive. As it is,
many feel the new Macs represent perks for help-themselves politicians.
AMS President, Kurt Preinsperg was also quick to defend the decision.
"We didn't want to be on the tail end of a technology that's on the way out,"
Preisperg is quoted as saying, referring to DOS based machines, and "...none of
us wanted abstract commands that we had to memorize."
In a letter to the UBYSSEY, Preisperg noted the user friendly environment of
the Mac and said, "ease of use promotes use, and the greater initial cost of Macs
will rapidly pay for itself in terms making AMS executives
more creatively productive."
AMS executives plan to use the computers for letters,
school work, spreadsheets and networking.
In another letter to the UBYSSEY, Engineering student
Tabe Johnson summed up many opinions this way: "Purchasing 5 computers for $33,000 to write letters and update
spreadsheets is much like using the family Lambourghini to
nip to the mailbox down the block."
The Chronicle, by the way, is produced on a lowly IBM
compatible.
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purchase of a new vehicle."
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UBC Dance Club Thrives
Of course, not all student news involves discrimination or
intimations of corruption. In an age when old fashioned ideas
are being sloughed off like yesterday's shirt, the UBC Dance
Club carries on, pure as the ore in a silver slipper. The Club
celebrated itself recently at the UBC Ballroom Dance Club's
28th Annual Gala Ball.
Over 850 guests frolicked at the Vancouver Trade and
Convention Centre, and a record 105 couples competed in 15
categories of Closed and B.C. Open Amateur Championship
competition. Two Latin Formation Teams, one from UBC and
the other from Seattle, also cut rugs for the pleasure of all.
The climax ofthe evening came just after midnight with a
dazzling combined show by Corky and Shirley Ballas, four-
time U.S. Latin Champions and John Wood and Anne Lewis,
the World Modern Champions.
The UBC Dance Club was established in 1949, and is run
by and for UBC students. The 850 membership includes
students from every faculty, and has several second generation members.
MBA
AND
ASIAN
STUDIES
AT
] he McCiill l-aailty of Management
is offering a new joint program: the
MBA Diploma in Management
(Asian Studies). The first of its kind
in Canada, the integrated program
will pro\ ide students with advanced
international management skills and
intensive language training and area
studies in Asia.
Students will follow a program of
study that includes a concentration
in International Business and
selected language courses in Chinese
and Japanese, as well as cultural
courses offered b> our Liast Asian
Studies Department. Students will
also be encouraged to participate in
a three month internship at an appropriate Asian institution.
Armed with an MBA in International Business and expertise in the
workings o\' the Asian business
world, graduates will enter the job
market with impressive qualifications
to operate effecti\eh in today's
multinational business environment.
McGILL UNIVERSITY
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Director, MBA Program, McCiill
Street West, Montreal, Quebec,
(514)   398-4066.   Tclc\:   (outside
Snsannc Major, Admissions
lJni\crsity, 10(11 Sherbrooke
Canada, H3A 1C15 or call
North   America)   52685   10
McCiillUni\ Mil and (Canada and US) 052685 10 McCiillUim
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6 Chronicle/Summer 1990 Election Results
Elections for the Alumni Association's Board of Management were
held on April 17, 1990. Dave Coulson.
BComm'76, LLB'80 was elected Senior
Vice President. He will serve in that
capacity for the 1990-91 term, then
will automatically become President in
the spring of 1991.
Members-at-Large, who serve a
two-year term, were elected by acclamation. They are: Martin Glynn,
BA(Hons)'74, MBA'76; James Stich,
BSc'71. DMD'75; and Jim C.
Whitehead, BA'62, MA'68, MSc,
PhD'87. Colin Davies, BComm'81 was
acclaimed Treasurer, but has since
taken employment in Toronto and has
declined. Shayne Brent Boyd,
BComm'81, who has been an active
volunteer for many years, will be Treasurer for the 1990-91 term.
Mel Reeves, BComm'75,
MSc'77, LLB, has become President.
Ann McAfee, BA'62, MA'67, PhD'75
will take over the duties of Past President.
The new Board was installed at
the Annual General Meeting held June
5 at Cecil Green Park.
Warren Named to
Hall of Fame
Long-time sportsman Harry
Warren BASc'27 has been named to
the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame. He has
promoted, taught, coached and played
sport on two continents for more than
70 years.
His dedication to such sports as
field hockey, cricket and rugby have
earned him a reputation around the
world. While he was on a fellowship at
the California Institute of Technology
he introduced badminton and cricket
to the school and was first president of
the Southern California Rugby Union.
He was instrumental in establishing
Squash at UBC!
UBC Faculty/Alumni
Squash Club
Memberships now available at
the unbelievably low rate of
$40 per year
and a one-time joining fee of $40
The court is locatea next to Cecil Green Park
Our members are faculty, alumni, staff and
graduate students.
Please phone Carrie
at 222-8900 to join!
Alumni News =
field hockey as one of Canada's Olympic sports.
He is also a pioneer in the science of biogeochemistry - the effect of
chemicals in the soil on biological
materials. His research focuses on
analyzing plants for their mineral
content to detect the presence of minerals in the ground.
He has received a number of
awards, including the Order of Canada, the International Hockey Federation's Order of Merit and honorary
degrees from Waterloo and UBC. He
was awarded the Distinguished Pioneer award from the City of Vancouver
in 1986.
Affinity Card to
be Launched
In our Fall issue ofthe Chronicle, we will launch the UBC Bank of
Montreal MasterCard card. As a
member of the UBC family, you will
be able to apply for this unique no
fee MasterCard.
In addition to the buying power
of an internationally accepted credit
card, every time the card is used to
make a purchase, the bank contributes a percentage to the Alumni Association. It's a painless, no-cost way
to support a cause we know you feel
strongly about.
Affinity credit cards have been
available in Canada for the last 23
years. We felt it important to wait
and evaluate the entire concept before deciding to commit our name to
a program. After 2 years of study, we
are now proceeding. The Bank of
Montreal is the established leader in
affinity credit card services and, as
such, is in the best position to provide you with an outstanding product.
Application forms will be included in the Fall Chronicle.
New Staff
Able Yee, the Alumni Association's accountant for over three years,
has left for greener pastures. He accepted a position with the Park Georgia group, and we at the Association
wish him luck.
Deborah Lavack has joined the
Association as our new accountant.
She brings a wide variety of experience
to the position after working for three
years as a freelance accountant. We
welcome her and look forward to working with her.
Also new to the Association is
Sandra McCaskill, our new bookkeeper
and events clerk. She replaces Fay Ho
who left the Association in January.
Suzanne Lonsbrough and Charlotte Baynes are "job sharing," replacing Linda Sanford as receptionist.
Welcome all.
Diggens Gets
Big Block
Dr. John Diggens, Past President of the Alumni Association, received an Honorary Big Block Award
from Athletic Services Director Bob
Hindmarch at the Thunderbird Big
Block Awards and Reunion Banquet in
March. Diggens received the award for
his dedication to UBC and his tireless
volunteer service. Congrats, John.
Gala Hong Kong
Reception
A 75th Anniversary reception
and dinner was held by the Hong Kong
Branch in December, 1989.
Dr. and Mrs. Strangway attended, along with Their Honours David
and Dorothy Lam.
During the evening, Dr. Strangway acknowledged the gift of $10 million made to UBC by the Chan family
for a new UBC Performing Arts Centre.
Dr. Strangway also acknowledged a gift of $ 1 million from the Hong
Kong Bank of Canada to establish a
chair in Asian Commerce.
Anne Bassett MD'78 receives her 1989 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. She is co-
discoverer of a genetic abnormality that
may cause schizophrenia. John Diggens.
Chair of the Association's Awards Committee, makes the presentation.
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Pacesetter Donors Lead
Alumni Campaign
Thanks to 75 pacesetter donors,
the Alumni World of Opportunity campaign is off and running. Over $280,000
has been raised from leading alumni,
with an average gift of $3,770. Because
these gifts are dedicated to the President's Endowment Fund, they will
multiply fourfold for a total value of
$1,116,000. The Vancouver Foundation and the Government of B.C. are
providing the matching funds.
What will the funds be used for?
The interest from the President's
Endowment Fund will be allocated to
two areas: a Scholarship Fund and an
Opportunity Fund. The Scholarship
Fund will support national entrance
scholarships and graduate fellowships
to encourage first-rate students to choose
UBC. New fellowships will help UBC
achieve its objective of building graduate enrolment and increasing the number
of women,  students with disabilities
and First Nations students in a broad
range of programs.
The Opportunity Fund will support emerging priorities in learning,
research or public service. It will provide seed money for topical seminars
and conferences, faculty recruitment,
purchase of important collections, visiting lecturer programs and other special projects. Leading universities around
the world have established similar funds
to enable them to respond to unanticipated needs and opportunities.
All UBC grads are being asked to
join the Alumni World of Opportunity
Campaign. To date, the response has
been generous. Alumni are contributing larger gifts and pledges than ever
before. However, the campaign still needs
more participants. If you haven't yet
sent in your commitment form, please
do so now and become a part of UBC's
future.
Alumni Pacesetter Donors
as of May 22, 1990
Mr. Robert Affleck
Anonymous
Ms. Deborah Apps
Mr. William S. Armstrong, Q.C.
Mr. & Mrs. John A. Banfield
Mrs. Dorothy-Jane Boyce
Mr. Shayne B. Boyd
Mr. Henning P. Brasso
Mr. Charles W. Brazier, Q.C.
Mr. W. Thomas Brown
Mr. Grant D. Burnyeat
Mr. Kenneth M. Campbell
Mr. John J. Carson, O.C.
Mr. R. B. (Dick) Cavaye
Mrs. Jeanne Cavaye
Mr. Fred W. (Ted) Charlton
Dr. Susan K. C. Chow
Mr. J. Stuart Clyne
Mr. Martin Cocking
Dr. D. Harold Copp
Dr. John Diggens
Dr. & Mrs. George R. F. Elliot
Mr. Jack A. Ferry
Mrs. B. G. Field
Mr. David L. Frank
Mrs. Janet L. Gavinchuk
Mr. Sholto Hebenton, Q.C.
Mr. David L. Helliwell
Mr. & Mrs. Byron H. Hender
Mr. Mark W. Hilton
Mr. J. Norman Hyland
Mr. Arthur F. J. Johnson, Q.C.
Mr. W. Kaye Lamb
Dr. Dorsan F. Lambert
Mr. Robin B. Leckie
Mr. T. Barrie Lindsay
Dr. Sandra C. Lindstrom
Mr. J. Ron Longstaffe
Dr. Alan A. Lowe
Dr. Donald E. MacFarlane
Dr. R. Ann McAfee
Mr. Murray G. McMillan
Mr. William B. McNulty
Dr. Ian McTaggart Cowan
Dr. Patrick D. McTaggart-Cowan
Mr. Donovan F. Miller
Mr. Donald F. S. Millerd
Dr. George L. Morfitt, F.C.A.
Miss Flora M. Musgrave
Dr. Douglas T. Nielsen
Dr. & Mrs. Robert F. Osborne
Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Partridge
Dr. Leslie R. Peterson, Q.C.
Dr. Bob Pipars
Mr. & Mrs. George E. Plant
Mr. Melvin R. Reeves
Mr. Bert Reid
Mr. Peter A. Shields
Mr. Robert J. Smith
Mr. Douglas W. Souter
Dr. James M. Stich
Mr. Minoru Sugimoto
Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Thorn
Mr. G. Brent Tynan
Dr. Ron Ulinder
Dr. & Mrs. Ashok Varma
Mr. Frank E. Walden
Dr. Jim C. Whitehead
Dr. Lome A. R. Whitehead
Dr. Ray G. Williston
Dr. Harold M. Wright, C.C.
Dr. Gregory T. Yu
8 Chronicle/Summer 1990 Campaign
Cecil Green Funds
Graduate College
Long-time friend ofthe university,
Cecil Green, recently announced a gift
of $7 million to found Green College, a
residential graduate college to be located near Cecil Green Park.
A graduate college is a natural
step in the continued growth and development of UBC's research and graduate programs.
Dr. Green believes the new facility
will support President Strangway's goal
to increase graduate enrolment at UBC.
'To be the best, we must attract the
best, and to attract the best, we must
have first class facilities, superior academic talent and solid funding," he
stated.
At a campaign dinner where he
announced his gift, Dr. Green described
a similar college he funded at Oxford
University. "Scholars from the sciences,
the arts and humanities work shoulder
to shoulder in daily contact, refining
their research ideas by participating in
joint projects and carrying on the most
important work ofthe university, which
is the evolution of new ideas," he said.
Green College, UBC will provide
an opportunity for outstanding students, researchers, and academics from
many disciplines to live and work together. Programs of debates, seminars
and symposia will encourage close coop-
Dr. Cecil Green; Dr. Bill Gibson, Chancellor
of UVic; and Lord Doll, Ex-warden of Green
College, Oxford; visiting the UBC campus
eration between college members and
the university community.
In the beginning, the college will
accommodate 60 junior fellows and 26
senior fellows, with numbers gradually
increasing. The Cecil H. and Ida Green
Visiting Professorships will be incorporated into the college. Distinguished
visitors to the campus, faculty members, and scholars from other institutions will be invited to participate in
Green College programs.
An endowment fund of $4 million
will be established to provide operating
funds and fellowships for students at
the college.
B.C. Government Extends
Matching Program
The B.C. Government has announced plans to extend the $110 million University Matching Fund Program
"by virtue of this program's phenomenal success."
The announcement is good news
for UBC's World of Opportunity campaign. The government match has been
a major factor in the remarkable results
ofthe campaign to date, with more than
$132 million already raised, including
$66 million in UBC's share of matching
funds.
"With the matching funds from
the provincial government, we have
reached our initial goal a full year before the scheduled wrap-up ofthe campaign," said Campaign Chairman Bob
Wyman at a campaign dinner on March
21. The campaign will continue, he
added, as the university funds new
projects that have emerged since the
campaign began two years ago.
Although the original target has
been reached, many key projects remain under-subscribed and other new
proposals have come forward. The continuing campaign will enable the university to fund the original priorities as
well as additional projects that link
donor interest with UBC's mission.
Highlights include a Graduate College,
a First Nations Longhouse, a Disabilities Centre and an Institute for Asian
and Pacific Studies. Expanding and
renovating the Main Library continues
to be a major priority in the campaign.
ipportunity
Chronicle/Summer 1990 9 ISlJlLIllAii
MWiun
hen Chile's new, elected
authorities took over from
the military regime last
March, they found empty
offices, many without telephones, carpets, computers, typewriters, and other
essentials. One element from the outgoing military regime was overwhelmingly present, however: its staff, made
unremovable by the military junta just
before it retired from its 16 year stint
as Chile's "legislature."
Even as celebrations of the new,
elected authorities' assumption of power
on March 11th reached their height,
the contradictions which have become
the hallmark of Chilean politics were
starkly evident.
When the new president, Patricio
Aylwin, drove into the Moneda for the
first time, violent incidents broke out
between police and a small group of
bottle and stone throwing provocateurs.
Within minutes, police were using
watercannon and teargas indiscriminately against thousands of men,
women and children gathered peacefully to welcome their new president.
Nevertheless, the ceremonies
marked the end of an era which began
on September 11th, 1973, when the
military overthrew the elected socialist
government and Chile became notorious the world over for flagrant human
rights violations.
Canada alone received an estimated
30,000 Chilean refugees as hundreds
of thousands tied, many after imprisonment and torture in concentration
camps and secret prisons. Human rights
organizations estimate between 10 and
30 thousand were killed outright.
For the new government, governing
Chile is not simply a matter of picking
up where the last democratic government left off. Unlike similar regimes in
neighbouring countries, the Chilean
military government, led by Army
General Augusto Pinochet, implemented
economic and social reforms that profoundly changed Chilean society.
During its time in power, the military privatized health care, pensions
and schools, and sold off profitable
state corporations under conditions
which opposition analysts termed
scandalous. Poverty took over the homes
of five million Chileans, almost half the
population. The housing shortage is
estimated at one million.
The military also made far-reaching changes to Chile's political system.
A study by the Party of Democracy
(PPD) found that after General Pinochet lost a 1988 plebiscite, districts
were gerrymandered so that the smallest districts (which had favoured Pinochet) elected 40 representatives, while
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the seven largest, with the same population, elected 14.
Aylwin's victory was marred by
congressional results, especially in the
senate, where the new government
needs special quora of 2/3 and 3/5 to
pass key laws. With only 22 of the 38
seats, the new government won't have
the strength to counterbalance nine
senators appointed by the previous
government. Among the losers was
Ricardo Lagos, the most important
leader of Chile's moderate left and the
new Minister of Education. Lagos received 180,000 votes more than the
man who beat him, but for Aylwin's
supporters to win both candidates in a
district, their combined vote had to
double that of the other slate. Seven
other members of the Aylwin coalition
went down to defeat for the same reason.
A 17-party coalition supported
Aylwin's candidacy, as did the Communist Party and the MIR, and all but
the CP and the MIR are represented in
the new government. Unlike General
Pinochet, who ruled by decree, the new
government will have to steer every
new law through a Congress where the
General's supporters are over-represented and members of government
parties, although the majority, don't
meet quorum requirements.
Scrutinizing these efforts will be the
Chilean Armed Forces, anxious to
protect those officers who were involved in the dirty war, and convinced
10 Chronicle/Summer 1990 Photos; (l-r) Crowds in Santiago demonstrate during election rally; General Pinochet's troops patrol outside a
polling station; voters wait inside
polling station.
Photos by Rick Craig.
their job is overseeing the government.
Aylwin, his cabinet and the new
Congress - which the military regime
moved out of the capital to the port of
Valparaiso, 1 hours away - have spent
their first months in power working to
fulfil the new government's many promises. At every step they uncovered new
obstacles.
Laws passed by the four-man military junta at the end of its rule significantly distanced the armed forces from
civilian control; the new congress can't
investigate charges of corruption in
the previous administration; and ministers can only replace a handful of the
former regime's employees.
Resources are slim. The military
government privatized many profitable
government corporations including the
Central Bank, which sets crucial economic policies. As well, the world copper price is dropping, further limiting
an important source of revenue.
For the first year, the new government must work within a national
budget approved by the military regime. Aylwin's Finance Minister, Alejandro Foxley, announced in January
that this year's budget has frozen public
sector salaries and pensions at last
year's level, in spite of 21% inflation.
New authorities are discovering that
their antecessors ran up huge deficits
before leaving office.
Human rights are already a major,
and perilous, issue, which threatens
to bring the new government's moral
commitments into direct conflict with the
military, and in some cases its own policies.
On March 30th, Santiago's new governor banned a memorial march for three
men kidnapped and brutally murdered
in March 1985. Relatives marched anyway and police teargassed and water-
cannoned them, just as they have every
year since the killings took place.
The relatives of the 600 disappeared
and those brutally murdered want justice. Chile's political prisoners, some of
whom took up arms to fight the dictatorship, want freedom. And the Chilean
armed forces want human rights violations to be forgotten, or forgiven, as part
of a civil war they argue took place after
the coup.
Just weeks before Aylwin's government formally took office, 50 political
prisoners staged a massive escape and
all but seven remain at large. Aylwin's
first measure as president was to grant
amnesty to between 40 and 50 political
prisoners. The first laws he presented to
the new congress would eliminate the
death sentence and speed up trials of
remaining prisoners. But 110 of the
approximately 400 remaining in jail
immediately began a month-long hunger
strike and relatives staged several occupations of cathedrals and prisons.
At the same time, Chile's military
leaders adamantly defend a 1978 Amnesty Law which has stopped investigations of crimes which took place between
'73 and '78.
On March 11th, General Pinochet
moved across the road to the Ministry of
Defence, where he continues as Army
Commander-in-Chief. Seated in his
newly-renovated offices, he wields
considerable power through his supporters in Congress, his appointees
in the courts and the Central Bank,
and loyalists in the public service.
His retreat may be strategic indeed.
Nevertheless, the new government's supporters are overwhelmingly optimistic. The men (there are
no women) in Aylwin's cabinet have
extensive experience in national and
international organizations backed
up by academic qualifications which
would make most universities proud.
Their economic plans rely on assistance from foreign governments, debt
renegotiations and moderate tax increases, rather than sweeping reversals of economic policies.
So far Aylwin, braced by a strong
consensus among Chileans that the
rebuilding of their society has just
begun, has skilfully navigated the
reefs of political sectarianism and
infighting which would inevitably
discredit his government. Polls indicate Chileans are generally willing to
wait up to two years for significant
changes.
The stakes are high. The same
demands that fuelled successful campaigns against the regime for the
past six years could seriously pressure the new government's unity.
Harald Beyer, ofthe Centre for Public
Studies, predicts that the left parties
will desert the government, leaving
Christian Democrats to rule with
Pinochet's former supporters and
that nothing will really change.
But Sergio Bitar, who went from
being Minister of Mines in the Allende
government to a concentration camp
after the coup, is confident the multiparty government can hold together.
"People who predict we'll divide
don't understand how much we've
suffered," he says. "We don't ever
want to go back to that again."
Lake Sagaris is afreelance writer
and broadcaster living in Chile.
Chronicle/Summer 199011 "...a group of 6 or 8 buildings for hospitals, laboratories, lecture rooms and
clinics, dissecting rooms, museums, residence, etc. 60,000 square feet."
Design Specifications, Medicine, 1912
There is an air of modernity about University Hospital, UBC Site. Its sloped windows and concrete
walls have little in common with the red-brick
and granite past of its older city cousins, Shaughnessy, Vancouver General and St.Paul's. There
are no remnants of older buildings at the hospital, no history to stare out of archives and mingle with images of horse
drawn ambulances or photographs of the Sisters of Charity
of Providence hanging intently on the walls. Construction of
the medical sciences centre of which the University Hospital
is part began in the early 1960s: VGH's past is filled with
images of stone masons and carts; University's past is
cranes and concrete trucks.
The ambition to have a university based hospital is at
least a century old, probably originating in Dr. John Sebastian Hel-
mecken's 1870 proposal to attach
a faculty of medicine to the Royal
Naval Hospital in Victoria. According to Harry Logan's history of the
university, Tuum Est, the still-born
"Act Respecting the University of
British Columbia," which passed
in the B.C. Legislature in 1890,
empowered the university to grant
degrees in the Arts, Sciences, Medicine and Law. The Act of 1908, section nine "stated the obligation of
the University to provide degree
work in all branches of knowledge,
including Medicine..."
The design specifications published in 1912 for architects to bid
on were ambitious. A 1914 copy of
the university's layout, A Bird's Eye
After a difficult birth
and childhood,
University Hospital
seeks a new identity
for the 1990s
by Patrick Lewis
View sketched by Sharp and Thompson (the successful
architectural firm in the design contest and fore-runners to
Thompson, Berwick and Pratt) hangs in the corridor outside of Special Collections in the Main Library. Medicine and
the Medical Sciences are grouped in the upper left hand
corner of the sketch at the present site of University
Hospital. The grey stone buildings are reminiscent of an
eastern university or something old and European. They
suggest established substance and wealth. But reality for
the student body as a whole from 1915 until 1925 was war,
insufficient finances and the Fairview Shacks at Oak and
Tenth opposite VGH's Heather Pavilion. Though a Department of Nursing and Health had existed from the early
twenties, and even though Israel W. Powell, chancellor of
the ill-fated university of 1890/91,
Henry Esson Young, the father of
UBC, Frank Fairchild Wesbrook,
its first president, and R.E.
McKeknie, chancellor for 26 years,
were all medical graduates, it was
thirty-five years before a Faculty of
Medicine was finally opened and
65 before the university had a completed hospital.
Early attempts were made. In
1933, Dr. A.S. Munro bequeathed
$80,000 for medical research and
for a moment it looked like a medical
faculty would be born. But the
only real movement was the joint
development of the Department of
Bacteriology and Connaught Laboratories in 1935. An attempt to
build a Department of Preventative Medicine in 1939 held some
12 Chronicle/Summer 1990 promise as well, but the Second War
ended any plans. It was the returning
veterans and a need to offer refresher
courses for physicians which provided
new incentive, and in 1944 VGH offered the university its first medical
teaching facility.
In 1945, the government included
$1.5 million in the university capital
grant to build a medical faculty at
UBC. But in 1948 some of those funds
slipped away to other projects. In 1949—
50 the government addedanother$2.25
million and the Alumni, UBC Development Fund and private donors also
contributed monies.
In 1950, funding, policy and physical space fell together for the univer-
two Volkswagen Beatles in the foreground - as the university moved forward with its commitment "to a policy
of forming a unified medical school."
In early 1963, $18 million was allocated for a Health Sciences Centre. In
the Fall of 1963, the ground was broken for the Woodward BioMedical Library. As medical science buildings
continued to rise, construction of a 60
bed Psychiatry Hospital began in 1966,
followed by a massive extension to the
Woodward Library in 1968. The Psychiatry Hospital opened in 1969, the
Instructional Resources Centre in 1973,
and the 300 bed Extended Care Hospital in 1977.
By the mid-1970's,  though,  dis-
Medicine played a large part in early plans for the university, as is seen in this
drawing from 1914. It would be over 50 years, however, before a comprehensive
medical facility opened on campus.
sity with the assignment of 400 beds at
VGH for "clinical teaching purposes."
The first medical class was offered and
270 people applied. Sixty people—57
from B.C.—were admitted.
From 1955 on, publications such
UBC Reports are ripe with mention of
the move toward construction of a
medical sciences centre, the final step
in building a true university hospital.
The October 1955 issue called it the
"third major project" in the university's construction schedule but noted
that the plans were not yet ready. In
December of that year, the Reports'
cover carried a map placing the medical centre north ofthe Library between
East and Main Malls. The hospital's
present site, then known as Wesbrook
camp, was left vacant.
The 1960s heralded the construction boom that in 20 years would build
University Hospital - a photo from UBC
Reports for September 1961 shows
three medical science buildings rising
out of a treeless landscape, dwarfing
agreement within the medical community and other interested bodies on the
site and the need for the facility at UBC
was becoming vocal. The proposal by
the short-lived NDP government of Dave
Barrett—which had approved construction of the Extended Care Hospital in
1974—to build a B.C. Medical Centre
at Shaughnessy, met with strong local
opposition, and was shelved, never to
be revived. But controversy surrounding the construction of a new hospital
had broken into the open, and with a
change in government it poured out of
the Legislature and into the press,
sweeping up doctors, Aldermen, nurses
and administrators.
When President Dr. Walter Gage
planted a seed from the sycamore tree
Hippocrates studied beneath to launch
the Instructional Resources Centre,
teamwork and hope were key words in
press stories covering the project. By
early 1976 though, all of that had
changed. The crisis came to a head
when then Social Credit Education
Minister Dr. Pat McGeer challenged
UBC to plan the heart of the hospital,
a 240 bed acute care facility, within 60
days or see funds diverted to establishing a medical school in Victoria.
It was almost a declaration of war.
VGH, St. Pauls' and Shaughnessy Hospitals "felt the money would be better
spent improving teaching facilities" at
their respective hospitals. The Greater
Vancouver Regional Hospital District
directors voted, more than once, not to
support construction of the hospital,
and the B.C. Medical Association threw
its weight behind the protest.
Dr. William Jory, then president of
the BCMA, queried the need for what
was being promoted as another community hospital, and openly speculated that the government was
..."wasting a lot of money."
How would it be funded? How would
it be administered? Why was it being
built on the west side of the city in the
Minister of Education's riding? Was
the Minister's position as head of the
university's department of neuros-
ciences influencing the decision?
Throughout the whole of the construction and start up phase the questions came in a constant stream. The
press became fertile ground for mud
slinging and the words hope and team-
workdisappeared without a trace. With
the opening of 30 of a projected 120
surgical beds in 1981, L.F. Detwiller,
the hospital administrator, stated the
hospital's position in the community in
an attempt to ease the years of tension:
"We plan to compliment the present
hospitals and not compete with them."
Modern' UBC hospital avoids cutback
crunch —Editorial: The Vancouver Sun,
May 27, 1982
The 1980s were a difficult time to
establish the role of the hospital as a
teaching/research centre, and administrators had to learn how to bend with
changing times. The recession that
dragged the national economy down in
1982 coincided with the hospital's emergence as a complete unit, and in 1983,
R. McDermit, president ofthe hospital,
introduced Sun newspaper reporters
to 66 empty acute care beds. Government restraint, for all the hopeful
headlines of the year before, was cutting in.
"Ever since the hospital opened,"
said McDermit, "we have had a serious
financial problem... All these talented
people come here to make a contribution, but they are getting worn thin. We
need a little recognition of the tremendous effort being put forward."
Those financial problems and the
"wearing thin" took a toll even on McDer-
continued page 14
Chronicle/Summer 199013 continued from page 13
mit: he resigned in 1987, citing "continued frustration over the provincial
government's restraint program." Within
a few months it was announced that
University Hospital, then known as the
Health Sciences Centre, would be
merging with Shaughnessy Hospital
to, according to Alan Pierce, former
chairman ofthe hospital, "improve our
services in the future, with a particular
focus on leading edge developments in
wellness and health promotion."
Unlike most other major Canadian
hospitals, University Hospital did not
have an established base, a large community to draw from. Its designation
as a community hospital, its method of
funding and its sometimes confusing
relationship to the Ministries of Education and Health, dogged it for years.
But its first decade has not been with-
"The dream of a
medical facility
offering a complete
range of services in an
academic atmosphere
has slipped away."
out influence and accomplishment.
When the hospital opened there
was very little medical research being
done in Vancouver. Now St. Paul's has
a research centre and the Jack Bell
Centre at VGH is growing by leaps and
bounds on the site where the UBC
story started in the Fairview Shacks 75
years ago. University Hospital's recognized success in research has probably had a hand in this, as well as their
location: as originally hoped for at the
turn ofthe century, physicians in B.C.
are trained at a teaching/research facility with access to the medical sciences only steps away.
The dream of a university based
medical facility that would offer a
complete range of medical services in
an academic atmosphere has slipped
away and certain medical procedures
will never be preformed at UBC. The
University/Shaughnessy merger will
take the hospital in directions not
planned for in the 1950s and 1960s
and the hospital will change; one vision passes and another replaces it.
The challenge for University Hospital as part of a larger healthcare community is to find that new vision as it
embarks on its second decade.
Patrick Lewis is a freelance writer
and editor of Health Care News.
Discover Summer
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hat's the best kept secret in Vancouver? The UBC campus: peaceful and
relatively unexplored, lush with greenery and summer flowers, cooled by
ocean breezes and right on the city's doorstep. As part of UBC's 75th anniversary, the invitation is out to come and enjoy the campus and Discover Summer at UBC.
SUPER Sale will be held on July 28. SUPER stands for Special University
Program to Encourage Recycling. UBC students, departments and alumni are
invited to set up tables to sell useable items from home. Larger items from
campus - computers, furniture, scientific and audio-visual equipment - will
be sold by SERF, the Surplus Equipment Recycling Facility, and items
donated by departments and alumni celebrities will be sold at auction.
Admission will be 12 aluminum cans or one loony. For information call 228-
5552.
Another way to discover UBC this summer is the Summer
Campus  Tour   Program. There will be tours
for children, the disabled,
seniors, tourists and families,
as well  as the regular twice-
daily walking tours. Summer theatre students will entertain children with outdoor performances
of "Androcles and the Lion."
The theatre department will present three other plays during the
summer season.  "Filthy Rich"
and 'The Strange Case of Dr.
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" open in
early June and run in repertory
until August 11 at the Freddy
Wood Theatre. "Cole," a revue
about Cole Porter, began performances on May 22  at the
Dorothy Somerset Theatre and
will continue until the beginning
of August. Curtain goes up on
all performances at 8 p.m. For
further information, call 228-2678.
The UBC/Malcolm Knapp Research Forest in Maple Ridge will lift its ban
on vehicles for the first and perhaps only time on Saturday, June 23 to allow
the public to take a driving tour of the 5,153 hectare site. There will be an Open
House from 10 to 6. Visitors will view old growth forests, wildlife, displays of
logging equipment and areas that highlight current forestry research. Walk-
in visitors are welcome year-round to enjoy the hiking trails. The Research
Forest is located on Rural Route Two in Maple Ridge, about an hour's drive
from Vancouver. For more information, call 463-8148.
Later in the summer, the Museum of Anthropology will host a unique photo
exhibition: "Our Chiefs and Elders: Photographs by David Neel, Kwagiutl."
The exhibition is believed to be the first photographic project of its kind - a
collaborative, all-Native project involving chiefs, elders and artist. The exhibition will open at the Museum on August 17.
For seniors and early retired people aged 55 or over, the Centre for Continuing Education is offering its annual lecture program May 28 to June 22.
Cycling, soccer, golf, ice hockey are offered for adults by the Community
Sport Program through the Athletics Department. Kids aged 5 to 16 can enjoy
fencing, gymnastics, badminton, hockey and track and field.
Feel like a picnic? UBC Food Services is offering packaged picnics for
groups of one to 500. Call 228-6828 to book your picnic.
Other events include tours of the UBC dairy barn, concerts by the School
of Music, an archival exhibit at the Fine Arts Gallery and the Special Olympics
July 10-15. Watch for announcements in city and community papers for more
events.
Come Discover Summer at UBC.
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Sept. 21
6:30-11:30
Cecil Green Park
Sept. 22
6:30 -11:30
Faculty Club
Sept. 29
6:30- 9:30
Faculty Club
Sept. 29
7:30
Cecil Green Park
ng Tour PP/R
Sept. 28
12:00         noon
University Golf Club
Sept. 28
6:30
Cecil Green Park
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Sept. 14-15
Whistler
ournament PP/R
Sept. 13
12:00        noon
University Golf Club
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Sept. 14-io
Whistler
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Sept. 28-29
Whistler
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Sept. 15-16
Whistler
Alumni Division special presentation. 1
Sept. 29
School of Music
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Sept. 29
10:00         am
McCleery Golf Course
Vatch for details in next newsletter. 1
Sept. 29
6:30
Cecil Green Park
Sept. 30
Sept. 29
Private Home
Holiday Inn. Broadway
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F/R      free, register
PP/R    prepay, register
Sept. 27
6:30 - 11:30
Cecil Green Park
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Sept. 29
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Student Union Building
Sept. 10-28
i route of the Arts '20 grad class.
Sept. 30
8:00          am
SUB Plaza South
ims SlOO.T-shirt, brunch, awards ceremony.
Dproximately 1 1/2 hours. F/R
Sept. 29
10 am, 1 pm,3 pm
Cecil Green Park
: The implications for BC PP/R
Sept. 24 - 26
Coast Plaza Hotel
Vancouver
Sept. 29
Main Library
U. of Manitoba Bisons. Adults $5,
Sept. 29
2:00
Thunderbird Stadium
; 8c children under 12 free.
e Great Trekker Award. * PP/R
Sept. 27
6:30 - 7:30
Hotel Vancouver
for lunch, then retrace by bus
Sept. 27
11:00        am
Cecil Green Park
t Fairview and UBC.' PP/R
r. F
Sept. 27
12:30
Main Mall, UBC campus
ents to UBC. Special awards.
Sept. 27
2:30
War Memorial Gym
pception to follow, SUB plaza. F
Sept. 4-21
3y. 1 frame per team of 5.
Sept. 22 - 23
Harry Logan Track
team. Men must complete 200 laps.
Q, beer garden 8c awards. F
i nt foyer F
Sept. 29
12:00,1:30 8c 2:30
Museum of Anthropology
Sept. 28
6:00 - 9:00
T-Bird Winter Sports Centre
Sept. 29
2:00
Sun Valley
nental areas, the control room and
Sept. 29
10 am, 12 noon
TRIUMF
y. Anyone with a heart pacemaker
sn under 14 are discouraged . F
TO PRE-
PAY & REGISTER.
There
will be
a
Salmon
BBQ and Harbour
Cruise (Sept. 28),
golfing and tours
of Vancouver,
Victoria, Whistler
and the Rockies. If
you are interested
in any of these
activities, please
contact
Destinations West
Travel Inc. 904 -
777 W. Broadway,
Vancouver, BC,
V5Z 4J7, (604) 875-
8487. Destinations
West can also
handle all of your
travel
requirements.
In
addition to
the
noted activities,
the following
divisions, in
conjunction with
their faculties, will
be hosting
Homecoming
activities for their
alumni: Arts,
Architecture,
Audiology &
Speech Sciences,
Education,
Geography,
Geological
Sciences, Law,
Nursing,
Pharmacy,
Science and
Social Work.
Details will be
confirmed in your
division's
newsletter and/or
the next issue of
the Chronicle. Win 2 Ticfefe
to the
Great Trekker Dinner!
ave dinner with Pierre Berton!
H
The Great Trekker Dinner is held annually to remember those men and women who made the hike from the
Fairview Shacks to UBC's Point Grey site.
Each year, a famous UBC person is presented with the
Great Trekker Award in honour of his or her dedication to
UBC and service to the community. Past recipients include
Cecil and Ida Green, Nathan Nemetz, Anne Stevenson, J.V.
Clyne, Stan Persky and Allan Fotheringham.
The Dinner will be a gala affgfir at the Hotel Vancouver,
complete with fine dining and dancing.
At $75 per ticket, it promises to be a first-rate evening.
But for free, it will be even better!
How to win? Just fill in the coupon on page 15 with the
correct year of the Great Trek, and send it in to the
Alumni Association. If you plan to go to the Dinner anyway,
don't worry: if you win, we won't charge you for your tickets.
Good Luck! We'll draw the winner's name on July 15.
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A STONE FROM HOME
Students in 1915 brought stones for
a cairn to represent the need to build
the University.
In the spirit of this Great Trek Cairn,
to commemorate the outward extension of the university to the world,
we invite you to bring or mail to
UBC "A Stone From Home." Your
stone will be used in the construction
of a monument marking the 75th
Anniversary of UBC.
Bring your stone when you visit the
campus for a concert, a walk in the
gardens or when you come to any of
our special celebrations this summer
or fall. Our bright blue and yellow
drop off boxes are located on the
south side of Cecil Green Mansion
or by the key control centre just east
of Bio Sciences Road and West
Mall. They are labelled (in Latin, of
course!) - De Domo Lapides.
Or mail a stone to us at:
STONE FROM HOME
c/o UBC Alumni Association
6251 Cecil Green Park Road
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C.
Canada
V6T 1W5
No matter how you get your stone to
us, please include your name, address and the place you found the
stone on a small card, so that we can
identify you as a donor.
1  9  I  5 -   I 9 9 0
ANNIVERSARY UBC News
Fire Fighters' Kids at
Risk for Birth Defects
A team of UBC medical researchers, including Andres Olshan, Kay
Tesche and medical geneticist Dr.
Patricia Baird report that some birth
defects are more common among the
children of fire fighters than those whose
parents work in other occupations.
The results of the study of 22,000
live-born children in 33 birth defect
categories, showed that these children
are at a higher risk of being born with
a heart defect, specifically an abnormal opening between the left and right
chambers of the heart.
The children who were studied were
identified from the British Columbia
Health Surveillance Registry. The registry was started in 1952, and the
study used that data until 1973, when
the occupation of parents was no longer
included in birth notices.
Part of the study compared the fire
fighters to policemen, because of the
similarity in socioeconomic status and
employment criteria such as education and physical build. From these
comparisons, as well as others to the
general population, researchers have
determined that exposure to toxins
through inhalation during and after a
fire, and absorption of toxic compounds
through the skin and permeable clothing may be responsible for the birth
defects. During the period when the
data was collected, firemen were required to bring their laundry home, so
wives also were potentially exposed to
the toxins. It is possible that the early
embryo could be affected by substances
that are taken home and to which the
mother is exposed during early gestation. Paternal exposure to an agent in
small doses has been shown in animals to produce birth defects in offspring without effects on male fertility.
"Our data suggests that paternal
employment as a fire fighter increased
a child's risk of being born with a heart
defect, but this needs confirming by
other studies," stated Dr. Baird. "Our
research cannot be viewed as proof
positive, but we have a clear indication
that this whole area warrants further
examination."
Potential exposures include common combustion gases such as carbon monoxide and nitrous oxides, as
well as the complex degradation products of plastics, rubber, wood and oils.
Soot also contains carcinogenic compounds and other chemicals known to
be reproductive hazards. Synthetic
materials such as urethane foams in
mattresses, cushions and carpet padding, polyvinyl chloride in plastics and
pesticides on building structures were
used widely during the period studied.
Fire fighters also experience non-fire
exposures from such agents as diesel
and exhaust from vehicles, fire fighting
compounds used to fill extinguishers
and hazardous materials encountered
in routine inspections and during
chemical spills.
Dr. Baird, who is currently chairing
the federal government's Royal Commission of Reproductive Technologies,
emphasized that since the early 1980s
it has been standard practice for fire
fighters to wear protective breathing
apparatus, but that was not the case
during the study period.
Alzheimer's/Arthritis
Relationship Found
Conservative estimates currently put
the number of persons in Canada with
"dementing disorders" at 350,000. A
completely reliable diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease cannot be made until
an autopsy is performed, so it can only
be guessed at how many ofthe350,000
people actually have Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive
deterioration of intellectual functions
and involves permanent memory loss.
The majority of Alzheimer's victims
show the symptoms at between 60 and
72 years of age, although it has been
known to affect persons in their 40s. It
seems to be more prevalent in women
than in men, but this may have to do
with the fact that women live longer
than men.
UBC researchers have uncovered
the possibility that anti-inflammatory
drugs impede the development of Alzheimer's disease. This was discovered
when it was noted that patients with
rheumatoid arthritis who receive long-
term anti-inflammatory drug therapy
have an unexpectedly low rate of Alzheimer's disease.
The findings are based on data from
post mortem analyses of Alzheimer's
patients, rheumatoid arthritis clinics,
Alzheimer's disease clinics and hospital statistics. The study was conducted
on persons who had been diagnosed
Remember
Homecoming!
Come Home
for UBC's 75th
See details in this issue.
with Alzheimer's disease, rheumatoid
arthritis or both. Only 0.39 per cent of
the rheumatoid arthritis patients also
had Alzheimer's, and 0.50 per cent of
those with Alzheimer's had rheumatoid arthritis as well.
The results of several studies on
Alzheimer's shows that in the over-64
general population, there is an average of 2.7 per cent with Alzheimer's
disease.
Researchers say Alzheimer's disease is characterized by low-grade
inflammation of the brain, but that
they do not yet know if the low incidence of Alzheimer's among rheumatoid arthritis patients is due to their
ingestion of anti-inflammatory drugs.
Clinical trials of mild anti-inflammatory agents used early in Alzheimer's
disease will have to be conducted to
come to a firmer conclusion.
The results of the study were published in the British Medical Journal,
Lancet. Co-authors were Dr. Edith
McGeer and Dr. Patrick McGeer of
UBC, Dr. Joseph Rogers of the Institute of Biogerontology in Sun City,
Arizona and Dr. John Sibley of the
University of Saskatchewan.
New Dean Named
for Faculty of Arts
Patricia Marchak has been named
the university's new Dean of Arts. She
served as head of the Anthropology
and Sociology department from 1987.
The appointment is for six years and
begins on July 1.
Dr. Marchak completed both her
undergraduate degree and PhD at UBC
and is a former editor of the Ubyssey.
She began teaching at UBC as an
instructor in 1972, was promoted to
assistant professor the following year,
associate professor in 1975 and full
professor in 1980. She is a sociologist
with a focus on the sociology of forestry and fishing. The search committee, chaired by Daniel Birch, Vice-
President, Academic, considered Dr.
Marchak to be "an absolutely outstanding candidate who reflects the
best in this university's traditions. She
has achieved international recognition for her work in sociology and it's
quite special that her scholarship also
relates to the forest industry of British
Columbia."
Dr. Marchak is the first woman
Dean of Arts and only the third female
dean in UBC's history. She feels strongly
that people should learn to build social bridges as well as structural ones,
and hopes during her tenure as dean
to advocate the fuller integration ofthe
liberal arts and the scientific disciplines.
Chronicle/Summer 1990 19 20s
Ted Arnold BASc'27 reports that he is bothered by a stiff leg, the result of having been
hit by a New York bus in 1984. but otherwise
things are going well with him. He
plans to visit the west coast this
summer... Charlie Bishop BASc'27
and wife Lurana live in the Pauma
Valley in California, where they
enjoy the sunshine. They don't
play golf any more, but do make
short trips from time to time ...
Grace Agnes Darcy BA'26 retired
in 1974. She returned to BC in
1975 after 7 years in Manitoba as
supervisor of School Library Services for the province. She is presently with the District 69 Historical Society (Mount Arrowsmith
District) and is the chairman of
the Committee to Save the Eastern and Northern Rail (VTA) ...
Ben Farrar BASc'27 and Connie
celebrated their 60th wedding
anniversary at a party given by
their daughter at her home in
North Vancouver! In their early
retirement years they did a lot of
travelling, but they now prefer to
relax and enjoy photographs and
souvenirs of their tours ... Art
Gordon BASc'27 is still active,
does a little travelling and is enjoying life in Vancouver's west
side... Pete Mathewson BASc'27
and his wife Jean play golf several
times a week and try to keep
ahead of the weeds in their garden ... Jim Millar BA'26, BASc'27
notes that he and wife May live on
Vancouver Island and haven't been
to the BC mainland in two years;
but they enjoy their visits to and
from family in Sidney and Victoria ... Ed Nunn BASc'27 received
many cards and notes at Christmas time from his classmates. He
and wife Barbara regularly send
the 1927 engineering class letter
to the Chronicle office. Ed and
Barbara are battling arthritis but
are otherwise feeling fine ... Harry
Warren BA'26, BASc'27, DSc(Hon)'78 reports that he and Joe Kania BASc'26,
MASc'28. last survivors of their geological
engineering class, are still going strong. Dr.
Warren was recently elected to be the senior
living Rhodes Scholar from BC after the
passing of Professor Ernest Knapton BA'25.
Class Acts
40s
Darryle Armstrong BASc'49 has been working in his field for 40 years in Canada, India,
Africa and Latin America ... Jim Beveridge
*♦ Alumni Award Winners «*
Alumni Award of Distinction
Deutscher Soldaten)... Terry Julian BA'45,
BEd'57 has written a new book, The Candid
Commission. It was published in January
and is on sale at the UBC Bookstore and
Duthies Books... After graduation Edward
Arthur (Ted) Pratt BSF49 went to Prince
George; Portland, Oregon;
Poughkeepsie, New York and then
back to Vancouver. He is now retired and enjoying life in South
Delta.
Geraldine Kenney-Wallace, MSc'68,
PhD'70
This award recognizes international achievements of
UBC Alumni.
Dr. Kenney-Wallace is an
international authority on
lasers and optoelectronics
with over 90 research publications. She is chair of the
Science Council of Canada,
a member of the National
Advisory Board on Science
and Technology and the National Round Table on the
Environment and the Economy. Her 25 year research
career has earned her many
honours including the E.W.R. Stacie Fellowship and the
Killam Foundation Research Fellowship. She was a
Guggenheim Fellow in 1983.
After graduation from UBC, she joined the chemistry
faculty at Yale, then moved to the University of Toronto
as assistant professor. Her research at the U of T
focused on lasers and ultrafast phenomena. She holds
six honorary degrees and is a Fellow of the Royal Society
of Canada. She has held visiting professorships at Ecole
Polytechnique (Paris '81) and at Stanford University
(1985) in quantum electronics and applied physics.
In July, Dr. Wallace-Kenney will become President of
McMaster University. She is the first woman to hold the
position of president in an Ontario university. She will hold
a joint academic appointment in the departments of
physics and chemistry at McMaster.
50s
Gordon L. Ayre BSA'51. MSA'58
retired in April of last year after 37
years with Canada Agriculture, the
last 18 years having been in Winnipeg. He has relocated to Victoria
and is enjoying the climate there...
Margaret (Barr) Bigelow BA'50,
MA'52 retired after 32 years as
professor of botany at the University of Massachusetts. She has
returned to live in "beautiful BC!"
... Dr. Knute Buttedahl BComm'50,
MA'63 is now principal technical
consultant in education and training with CIDA in Ottawa ... Norman Donatt BASc'50 returned from
the Dominican Republic where he
served as a volunteer with the International Executive Service Corps.
There he designed a complete plan
for the development of a marble
factory ... Norman Gillies BA'58,
BSW61 is the founder and director
of a non-medical, non-drugs mental health clinic in Oakland, California. He is working on a book for
the general public about psychotherapy. He has designed a software package for general practitioners who are without mental health
backup and is interested in some
GP "beta'' sites to proof the software. He can be contacted at 262
Scenic Avenue, Piedmont, California, 94611 ... Paul J. Hoenmans
30s
The Ontario Educator ofthe Year, 1990. is
James A. Gibson BA'31, president emeritus
of Brock University. The citation accompanying the presentation in Quebec City recognized his "unparalleled efforts both provincially and nationally for the youth of the
countrv."
BASc'47 retired recently as director of works
& utilities for the City of Saskatoon. He is
looking forward to the class of'47 reunion in
September. He remains active in the stock
market, is chairman of the Saskatoon Pension Fund and is taking courses in financial
planning ... Josephine (Kennedy) Durkin
BA'40 married Dr. T. James Durkin in 1942.
They had 4 children and now have 6 grandchildren. Josephine went back to school and
received her MSc in education at the University of Southern California in 1968. She was
a remedial reading specialist before retiring
... Cyril Groves BA'49 has taken an early
retirement after teaching for 31 years. He
still has vivid memories of those DVA years
at the university. Anyone interested in a
publication of those times?... John Halstead
BA'43 received the Peace Prize of the Association of German Veterans  (Verbrand
BASc'54 is president of the exploration and producing division for
Mobil Oil Corporation... J.R. Pedin
BA'50. BEd'56 is now living in
Surrey, BC. Mr. Pedin was an RCAF war veteran and was able to graduate from UBC
(along with thousands of others) with the
help of the Department of Veterans' Affairs
after WWII ... Eleftherios Sawides BSc'56
is working for the Greek Ministry of Agriculture as a specialist in animal husbandry. He
is currently posted in Kavala, Greece ...
Robert J. Young BSA'50 is retired from the
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at
Cornell University. He chaired the department of poultry science from 1965-76 and
the department of animal science from 1976-
83. After retirement he was appointed as associate dean for one year.
20 Chronicle/Summer 1990 Class Acts
60s
James L. Douglas BSc'65 is currently an
associate director, chemical process development, of Bristol-Meyers R&D Labs in
Montreal... Karin Marguerite Lind
BA'65, MA'68 has married John
(Jay) F. More BEd'89 ... Clifton
W. Healey BComm'60 has joined
Spartus Corporation in Arlington
Heights, Illinois, as national accounts manager/major national
accounts. Spartus manufactures
clocks and lighting products ...
Steve Lydiatt BPE'66 recently
completed his PhD in educational
psychology at the University of
California at Santa Barbara. He
now lives in Oliver, BC with his
wife and 2 children. He is the
district principal/special education
there... Ronald F. Manning BEd'66
has been appointed vice president
of campus operations at Canadian
Bible College/Canadian Theological Seminary in Regina ... Rosie
Nemeroski BSN'66 is married to
Ross Murray. She has been teaching nursing at Sonoma State University in California since 1972 ...
Roy Olsen BASc'65, PhD'70 was
elected to a two year term as chair
of the Association of Colleges of
Applied Arts and Technology of
Ontario (ACAATO). He will continue as a member of the Board of
Governors of St. Lawrence College
Saint-Laurent ... C. James Rogers BASc'65, MASc'72 has recently been appointed as the director of research and development
for Modine Manufacturing Company in Racine, Wisconsin ... Pat
Sanderson BEd'68 was appointed
coordinator of the Hungry Children's Lunch Program (Vancouver) in January of last year. Under
this program, 2,300 children receive a lunch every day... W. George
Schwartzenhauer BComm'69 has
been transferred to the Scarborough plant of Fiberglas Canada
Inc. as human resources manager
... Sheila M. (Scott) Scrase BHE'64 has enjoyed teaching home economics in Courtenay, BC for 25 years while raising 4 sons -
which she considers to be the ultimate
challenge ... Rory W. Wellings BASc'67,
MBA'73 is a business consultant for BASF
(Germany) and British Petroleum Strategic
Planning in the energy sector in the United
States and Europe. He was formerly senior
vice president of security for Pacific Merchant Banking in Los Angeles. He currently
resides in Golden, Colorado.
Canada and Washington DC ... Ricki Anne
Andersen BA'76 is now manager of library
services for McMillan Bull Cosgrain. She
says her return to the west will now be
delayed a few more years ... Terry Betts
BSc(Pharm)'79 married Greg Steer BSc'79
►:♦ Alumni Award Winners ♦*
Outstanding Young Alumnus
Ben Heppner, BA'70
This award is presented to a UBC Alumnus under 36
whose professional career has brought honour to UBC.
After graduation, Mr.
Heppner attended the Eastman School of Music and the
U of T Opera School. His first
major success as atenorcame
in 1979 when he won the CBC
Talent Festival. He received
a major career grant from the
Canada Council.
Mr. Heppner has performed around the world. He
made his debut with the Victoria State Opera of Australia
as Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos in 1987, and played
Zinvoy in Lady Macbeth of Mtzensk for the Canadian
Opera Company. His U.S. debut came in 1988 when he
sang a command performance in Carnegie Hall for the
King and Queen of Sweden. He performed Bach's Christmas Oratorio for the inaugural performance ofthe Toronto
Bach Festival. Other performances have taken him to the
Royal Swedish Opera, San Francisco, Montreal, Chicago
and Seattle.
His schedule for the next few years is a busy one. He
will perform in Cologne, Brussels, Marseille and Los Angeles. In 1993 he will sing the title role in McTeague, an
opera composed by William Bolcom to mark the 500th
anniversary of the discovery of America.
In February of this year, Mr. Heppner made his debut
with Teatro alia Scala in Milan singing Stolzing in Die Meis-
tersinger von Nuernberg.
70s
Michael Ainsworth BComm'71 is living in
Toronto and was recently appointed as assistant vice president of operations for Manulife
Real Estate. He is responsible for Western
in April... Joan Cockell BA'72 teaches adult
ESL in Burnaby and husband Doug Eaton
BSc'80 is in his 20th year of mineral exploration in the Yukon. They have two children,
aged 8 and 6 and live in North Vancouver ...
Isolde Eleonora Corvin BSc'75 is now an
account executive with Odium Brown Ltd. in
Vancouver. This globe-trotting stockbroker
is off to Marakesh and the French Riviera in
a few months on holiday ... Audrey Down
BA'71 is now a lecturer in the school of humanities at the University of Western Sydney in Australia ... H.L. (Leo) Da Costa
MLS'78 is working in the library field as a
categorizer for the Burnaby School District
... Allison Fader BA'74, LLB'79 is now working as departmental liaison officer with the
Office ofthe Comptroller General/Treasury
Board in Ottawa. She is modelling and is
represented by International Top Models.
She enjoys skiing and Caribbean cruising...
E. Jane Fee BA'78, MA'80 and Tom Lougheed
BA'77, MBA'80 have moved to Montreal where
Tom works for the Federal Business Development Bank... Dennis Fitzgerald BASc'76
has recently moved to Mackenzie, BC along
with wife Patty and children Katie, Matthew and Ryan. Dennis
has been promoted to superintendent of engineering and maintenance at Fletcher Challenge -
Mackenzie Pulp ... Elspeth Flood
BA'72 is currently working in
employee benefits & communications at Cominco Ltd. Her husband,
Harry Satanove BSc'75, is an
actuary with Wm. Mercer Ltd. ...
Christopher Gainor BA'79 has
returned to Vancouver from Montreal. He is now a research analyst at the Hospital Employees'
Union... Peter Lighthall BASc'71
is now manager, pacific region for
Klohn Leonoff Consultants Ltd.,
a consulting engineering firm headquartered in Richmond. He completed his MSc at Imperial College
of Science and Technology, University of London in 1979 and
married Lynne (Isberg) MLS'77
In 1981. The Lighthalls live in
Vancouver, where Lynne is an instructor in UBC's School of Library, Archival and Information
Studies ... Chris Lihou BASc'72
has moved from Shell's head office in The Hague, Netherlands, to
Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman
to work as senior production
engineer for a Shell affiliate company ... Dennis W. Louie
BComm'77 has been a partner
since 1982 in the chartered accountancy firm of Iwata, Lee &
Louie. He is a member of the
Board of Examiners with the Institute of Chartered Accountants
of British Columbia, and he is a
past president of the Waterfront
Lions Club. Dennis is the father
of three children: Jason, Chert
and Fiona ... Dan Lukiv BSc'76
has taught primary and secondary alternate education in
Quesnel since 1977. He has also been serving as an elder in a local congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses since 1987. He and wife
Julie are awaiting the birth of a fourth child
... Yenna (Jung) Mansfield BSR'79 was
married to Clayton Mansfield in August,
1989 ... Zamir K. Punja BSc'76 joined the
department of biological sciences at Simon
Fraser University on July 1989 as an associate professor. After earning his BSc at
UBC, he went on to the University of California, where he earned his MSc and his PhD ...
Greg McKinstry BComm'70, MBA'85 has
moved to Medford, Oregon to become the
senior vice president and chief information
officer of Bear Creek Corporation, a major
US direct mail and catalogue retailer ...
Russel guinn BA'68, MSc'74joined Connor
Clark & Co. as investment manager in May
of 1989. He is a member of the Vancouver
Chronicle/Summer 1990 21 Class Acts
Welsh Men's Choir and has a son and 3
daughters. He married Barb Sutcliffe in
1981 ... A.W. Randall BASc'72 and family
have moved to Stewart, BC, where he is
working as assistant mine superintendent
at the Premier Gold Project ... Angus E.
Robertson BA'72, MA'77 was appointed to the position of director,
renewable resources and environment of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, NWT region in October of 1989 ... Gregory P. Small
BASc'78 and Jane BSN'79 and their
2 children have transferred from
Holland to Muscat in the Sultanate
of Oman. Greg works with Petroleum Development Oman... Derek
A. Swain BA'70, MPE'77 recently
completed his doctorate in education (counselling psychology) at
UBC. His research melded his sports
background with counselling
training: The Experience of Withdrawing from Professional Sport...
After 11 years with Cariboo College
(the last 4 years as program coordinator), Barry Weaver MA'71 left
to become dean of academic and
career programs at Keyano College
in Fort MacMurray, Alberta in January of this year. He thinks it is a
great community... Caroline Woodward BA'74 announced the publication of her first collection of short
fiction, Disturbing the Peace by Pole-
star Press. She has been an instructor and organizer with the
Kootenay School of Writing in Nel-
sonsince 1985, and she has taught
classes and workshops for the Kootenay Lake Summer School of the
Arts and the Elder Hostel Program
for several years ... October 1989
saw the publication of The Page
Turner and Other Stories, the first
collection of short fiction by Dr.
Carol Wooton MA'70. It was published by Orca Book Publishers of
Victoria, BC... Claire Wright BA'72
has been elected to the national
board of directors of Family Service America, the headquarters organization for a network of nonprofit
family service agencies in the US
and Canada. She will serve a 3 year
term.
practice in Vancouver. He and wife Lori
(Smith) BEd'82 have one child, Elliot ...
Corin Beauregard BPE'81 taught ESL for 2
years in Tokyo and for another 2 years in Istanbul, and he is now doing the same in Vancouver ... Iain Blair BA'85 moved to Mon-
> Alumni Award Winners «*
Faculty Citation
William Webber, MD'58
This award is presented to faculty members who have
given outstanding service to the community in areas
other than teaching or research.
Dr. Webber graduated at
the head of his class, interned
at Vancouver General Hospital and went on to postdoctoral work at Cornell
Medical College. He joined
the department of anatomy
in 1961 where he taught histology and did research in
kidney structure and function. He served as associate
dean at the faculty of medicine from 1971-77 and as
dean from 1977-90.
Dr. Webber has been active in community affairs for
many years. He was a member of the board of the UBC
Health Sciences Centre Hospital from 1977, and served
on the building committees for Children's and Grace
Hospitals. He was president of the Vancouver Institute
and currently serves on the Special Advisory Committee
on Ethical Issues in Health Care with the Ministry of
Health in Victoria.
He is an active member of the Association, and was
a driving force behind the establishment of the Medical
Division. He played a key role in organizing doctors and
students in the building of the Medical Student/Alumni
Centre.
He is chairman of the Campus Projects Committee
for the 75th Anniversary.
Dr. Webber's wife, Marilyn and three children, Susan,
Eric and Geordie are all UBC graduates.
80s
Bill Adams BASc'87 has been awarded the
R.M. Fowler Fellowship and will be returning to UBC to complete the pulp and paper
engineering Master's program. He will be
taking a 12 month leave of absence from his
position as project engineer with Weyer-
hauser Canada in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan ... Philip B. Barer DMD'82 recendy
completed all phases ofthe examination for
certification of orthodontics given by the
American Board of Orthodontics. He received education in his specialty at the University of Washington. He is a clinical instructor at UBC and has an orthodontics
treal in 1987, where he received his MA from
McGill in 1989. He is currently a documen-
talist at the Centre for Developing Area Studies
... Joan Buchanan BFA'83 received her
professional teacher's certificate in 1984 and
is now pleased to announce the publication
of her third children's book. Taking Care of
My Cold (Black Moss Press, 1990) ... John
Buckley BPE'86 is now residing in England
and received his MSc from Lufborough University in 1987 ... Tom Carpenter MFA'86 is
Access Services Coordinator at the Cline
Library, Northern Arizona University. Kathleen is taking courses in business to supplement her arts admin degree. Son Jim is two
and the joy of their lives. Tom has a novel in
the drawer and a number of stories "making
the rounds." (We're all happy and healthy,
Tom: look us up when you're in town.) ...
Valerie Chan BA'87 married Richard Lau-
rendeau in February of this year. She is a
sales representative for MacDonald Realty
(1974) Ltd. in Kerrisdale ... Melanie Clay-
Smith BEd'86 and Geoffrey Smith BA'79
were married in 1983. Geoff
teaches at Gladstone in Vancouver, and they now have two children, Cassandra (4) and Thomas
(3) ... J. Gary Cohen LLB'81 and
D. Bruce Frase LLB'82 are forming a partnership in North Delta,
to be known as Cohen Fraser,
Barristers & Solicitors ... Dave
Coulson BComm'76, LLB'80 and
Sandra Watkins spent 4 months
going around the world. They
returned to buy a house in Surrey
and are getting married in September ... Dr. Denis D'Amours
PhD'87 moved back to the Gaspe
Peninsula in Quebec to work for
the DFO. Joanne joined him 6
months later, and they are expecting the arrival of their first
child in June ... Greg Dusik
BComm'83 has been appointed
as associate vice president of the
land development division of
Gammon International ... Rose
Mary (Gomes) Ekren BComm'86
was married to Chad Ekren
BComm'86 in August of 1987 ...
Chris Evans BPE'84 wasjust hired
as computer systems coordinator
for facilities management at SFU
after 4 years as systems analyst
at University Hospital, Shaughnessy Site... Brenda (Dunn) Fraser
BA'87, BEd'89 and Doug Fraser
BPE'87 were married in August of
1989 and are expecting their first
child in August ... Kathleen M.
Frost BA'80 is presently working
as an unemployment insurance
officer with the Canada Employment Centre in Surrey, where
she has been employed for the
last 8 years ... Patricia J.
(Stainsby) Gast BSN'81 lives with
her husband James is Calaba-
sas, just outside Malibu, California. They have two children, Julia (3) and Jeffrey (1) ... Mark
Gazin BA'83 has just been ordained as a priest with the Basilian Fathers.
He will be starting his ministry at St. John
the Baptist Church in Amherstburg, Ontario after a brief holiday ... W.G. (Bill)
Gibson PhD'87 and Ilia Gibson BSW78,
MSW79 moved to the Arabian Gulf area last
year, where he holds the position of head of
health sciences and academic studies in the
Higher Colleges ofTechnology... Eylin Gilbart
MBA'83 taught in the commerce faculty at
UBC for 2 years before working for a software vendor which specialized in financial
systems. Eylin is currently managing financial systems for the Ministry of Health in
Victoria ... Steven Harris BA'85 is working
as a payroll consultant for Comcheq Payroll
Services in Vancouver... Hani Henein PhD'81
has left Carnegie-Mellon University in Pitts-
22 Chronicle/Summer 1990 Class Acts
burgh, Pennsylvania to take a position as
professor in the mining, metallurgical and
petroleum engineering department at the
University of Alberta ... Elaine Holmes
MBA'89 is completing her first year as market development representative for CP Rail
... Kathryn Holopainen BSc'85
was married to Don Holmes BSF'86
in March 1990. Don is with International Forest Products. Kathryn
is at UBC studying education, a
career change for her ... Thea
(Kovach) Kearney BA'85 was
married to Bruce in August, 1989
in Cape Scott. They are now residing in Port Hardy ... Connie (Wat-
kinson) Konkin BEd'88 is happily
married to Kim Konkin and teaching in Pavilion, BC at Ts'Kw'ay-
laxw Elementary ... Dr. Gregory
S. Kotylak MD'86 is currently specializing in general surgery through
Dalhousie University in Halifax...
Frank Lindenbach MBA'86 and
family have moved (temporarily)
to Dayton, Ohio where Frank is
working with the US Air Force in
logistics operational research ...
Karin Litzcke BHE'80 is studying
for an MBA at the University of
Western Ontario ... Carol Ann
(Simon) Losch BRE'82 and Albert Losch BASc'85 lived in
Carlsbad, California for 2 years.
Carol Ann worked as a recreation
therapist and Albert as an engineer for a consulting firm. They
returned to Vancouver and were
married in June of 1989, and are
now working in their respective
fields... Dawn M£nard BA'82 takes
time out from being the corporate
information systems manager for
an international engineering firm
in California to skydive. She is
part of an all women's skydiving
demonstration team called "The
Chutin' Stars". They will be jumping at this summer's Abbotsford
International Air Show... Yasmln
Mohamed BSc'80, MBA'83 was recently awarded the Certificate of
Excellence for being one ofthe top
six scorers on the Certified Internal Auditor examinations. She is a
chartered accountant and works
at BC Rail as a senior auditor... Paul Pigeon
BA'87 has been working successfully as an
accounts executive at Nesbitt Thomson since
March, 1988... Vicki (Wilkinson) Pritchard
BSN'87andMarkPritchaid BASc'87, MASc'89
were married in 1987. Vicki is working at
Children's Hospital and Mark is with BC
Hydro ... Eric Putoto BA'88 has been travelling through Australia, Asia and Europe
since November 1988. He is now in Europe
and is expected back in BC in August ...
Shelley Reid BEd'83 formerly worked at the
Vancouver Museum but recently joined the
anthropology department at the Royal BC
Museum in Victoria, BC ... Jason Riley
BA'84 lives in Hamilton with wife Pamlette
and twin daughters Jordan and Jessica. He
is teaching geography as a substitute teacher
during football's offseason. In 1989 he was
selected to be on the All-Canadian CFL team
as an offensive guard... Teresa (Ho) Robeson
BA'86 and Scott Robeson MSc'87 were married in August 1989. They now reside in
Delaware, where Scott is doing a PhD in
*♦ Alumni Award Winners <*
Blythe Eagles Volunteer Service
Bill Richardson BASc'83
Co-winner of the award. This award is given to members of the UBC community who have contributed extraordinary time and energy to the Alumni Association.
Mr. Richardson was
active in the Engineering Undergraduate Society when
he was a student, and is
EUS honorary Historian
Emeritus. He joined Sydney Development as a
computerengineeron graduation, then moved to Micro-
tel Pacific Research in 1988.
He currently works for MPR
Teltech as an applications
engineer.
He has been continually involved in alumni affairs
since graduation. He worked with students to organize
the 1984 Student Leadership Conference, and, in the
same year, was part of the group that started the
Engineering Division ofthe Alumni Association. He has
held an executive position with the division ever since,
and is currently treasurer. He was also engineering rep
on Divisions Council for six years.
He founded a trust fund and a joint student-alumni
board to upgrade the Cheeze Factory, and has been
given the Just Desserts award from engineering undergrads twice.
Mr. Richardson served two terms as Member-at-
Large on the Association's Board of Management, and
served as chair of the Student Affairs Committee. He
also served on the Homecoming Committee and the
75th Anniversary Committee. He currently sits on the
Association's Marketing and Reunion Committees.
criminology at the University of Delaware.
Teresa works in the university's library ...
Robert Sanzalone BA'88 and Ashlev Ratee
BA'89 have formed the public relations firm
of Vanstar Communications in Vancouver
... Winston L. Sayson BA'85, LLB'88 is now
working as a prosecutor with the Fraser
Region Crown Counsel office in New Westminster, BC... Maya (Liang) Sen BComm'86
was married to Somenath Senn BComm'84
in Toronto in April of 1988. Som recently
joined H.J. Heinz as manager of business
development after 3 years at General Foods.
Maya is the arbitage bond trader at Prudential Insurance ... Burdena M. Shea BSc'86
has been living in England since 1989 ...
Rod Shier BComm'86 was married to Linda
Hassanov in August of last year. They are ex
pecting their first child and are moving to
Australia for two years, where Rod will be an
accountant with Coopers and Lybrand ...
Gregory Simmons BComm'80 recently moved
to Nelson, BC and is working as a property
agent for the Ministry of Transportation and
Highways... Ilkido (Pok) Skeldon
BMus'82 starts her second term
as president ofthe BC Registered
Music Teachers' Association-
Richmond Branch, while maintaining a successful teaching practice ... Tony Sorrenti BA'88 married
Teresa Parsons BA'88 on April 29
of this year ... Elaine (Gelpke)
Stearman BA'83 married Fred
Stearman New Year's Eve of 1988.
She is working for the CIBC regional office in Vancouver as a
market analyst in the distribution
network department... After graduating at the age of 68 years, Mary
O. Summerville BA'80 continues
to study - Sanskrit, Japanese,
Greek and the New Testament.
She has 6 children and 15 grandchildren ... Curtis Suttle BSc'78,
PhD'87 has taken a position as an
assistant professor of marine science at the Marine Science Institute of the University of Texas at
Austin. Along with research associate (and spouse) Amy Chan
BSc'83, he is researching marine
viruses... Eiichi Takeuchi PhD'84
is working with Nippon Steel Corporation in Kimitsu City, Chiba,
Japan, in their R&D bureau,
Steelmaking Research Central ...
Katrina Thrift BSN'87 is now a
territory manager in sales for Baxter
Corporation, a health care and
laboratory supply company ...
Derek D.Wiens BComm'81, LLB'85
is now an advanced marketing
manager with North American Life
Insurance in North York, Ontario
... Wayne Wilson BA'84, MA'89
has been appointed assistant
curator of the Kelowna Museum
and National Exhibit Centre ...
Carole Wisdom BA'77, MLS'86 was
appointed as serials librarian at
Simon Fraser University in March
of this year ... Eldon Wong
BComm'86 and Jocelyn Mah
BSN'85 were married in July 1988. They
moved to Port Moody at the end of last year.
Jocelyn is working at St. Paul's Hospital in
the intensive care unit and Eldon is working
in the computer shop at the UBC Bookstore
... Karen E. Yong MA'89 finished her thesis
on CPE in geoscience, presented thesis findings to several national organizations and
will be busy writing proposals/abstracts for
the next few months ... Valerie Constance
(Madill) Young BA'87 and Phil Norman
Young BA'83 were married in June, 1989
and spent two weeks honeymooning in Maui.
Births
Dr. Louise Ball BA(Hon)'75 and her hus-
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band, Dr. Kenneth Moselle, happily announce the birth of their daughter, Sarah
Nadia, on February 13, 1990 in Kuala Lam-
pur, Malaysia; a sister for Eli Richard and a
granddaughter for Ernie Ball BA'47, BEd'48
... Craig Bently BASc'84 and Michelle (Bolton)
Bentley BEd'84 proudly announce
the birth of their son, Kyle Ronald,
on April 23, 1989 in Barrie, Ontario. Craig was recently appointed
to Captain in the Canadian Armed
Forces. They now live in Cold Lake,
Alberta ... Ken Black MSc'84 and
Brenda (Waddington) BEd'84 are
happy to announce the birth of
their daughter, Kristen Jane, on
July 24, 1988 ... Miriam
(Townsend) Bowles BEd'72 and
husband Kevin are the proud
parents of Graham William, born
on July 27, 1988; a brother for
Jeffrey and Owen ... Tim Brooks
BComm'83 and Lorraine (Allison)
Brookes BEd'83 are the proud
parents of a daughter, Chelsea ...
J. Scott Curry BASc'84 and Fiona
M.M. (Macleod) Curry are proud
to announce the birth of their
second child (and first son), Ross
Angus James, on December 10,
1989; a brother for Sarah. The
Currys are still in Black Creek,
south of Campbell River. Scott is
at the Elk Falls Pulp & Paper Mill
(along with many other UBC grads),
and Fiona is staying at home with
the children ...Campbell Day
BSF'71 wishes to correct the announcement of twins in the last
edition of the Chronicle. Simon is
their second son, and there is only
one of him! No twins. Sorry for the
error ... Fiona J. (West) Dean
BA'80 married Raymond J. Dean
(Capt. in DND) in August of 1986.
They now have two children: Alexander James (4 Jan 88) and Stephen
Anthony (15 Sept 89) ... Shauna
(MacPherson) Dennert BSR'78 and
Fred Dennert BASc'78 are pleased
to announce the birth of their
daughter, Katherine Helen, on August 17, 1989 in Calgary. Fred is
working for Raychem Canada ...
Kim Feltham BSc'83 finished her
MSc in Geology at the University
of Alberta and moved back to Vancouver in
1988. Two sons were bom to her and husband Steven: Graham in August 1988 and
Ryan in November 1989 ... JoAnne Gin
BSc'80 and Dan Quan had a little girl, Arielle
Nicole Gin, nicknamed "Goldbug"; a sister
forTrevor... Alison BFA'87 and Wilf Goerwell
BSF'84 are pleased to announce the birth of
their first child, Glen Philip, on December
29, 1989. Wilfls now area forester for Apollo
Forest Products in Fort St. James ... Jeff
Holm BASc'87 now works for Urban Systems Ltd. as a consulting engineer in
Kamloops. Patti (Stonely) Holm BEd'80 is a
French resource teacher in the Kamloops
School District. They are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Steven
Thompson,  born on March  5,   1990 in
Kamloops ... Born to James Joyce BA'74
and Linda Adams, a son, David Matthew, on
November 12, 1989 ... Jeanette Kooistra
BEd'85 and David Robertson BSc(Pharm)'86
announce the birth of a daughter, Lauren
Kathleen, on Valentine's Day, 1989; a sister
*♦ Alumni Award Winners ♦:<
Blythe Eagles Volunteer Service
J. Lewis Robinson
Co-winner of the award. This award is given to members of the UBC community who have contributed extraordinary time and energy to the Alumni Association.
Dr. Robinson was born
and raised in Ontario. He
received his BA from Western, his MA from Syracuse
University in New York, and
his PhD from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. His PhD thesis,
"The Canadian Eastern
Arctic, A Regional Geography," prepared him for his
first job as a geographer in
the Northwest Territories for
the Department of Mines and Resources. He joined
UBC as an associate professor in 1946, served as
chairman of the geography department from 1953-59,
as head of the department from 1959-68 and as acting
head, 1974-75. He retired in June, 1984.
Dr. Robinson was instrumental in starting the Geography Division ofthe Alumni Association, and has been
an active force in geography alumni affairs since the
'50s. He is an extremely popular teacher, and has kept
contact with many students over the years.
He was part of the group, along with Dr. Joe Katz,
who established the Association's Professors Emeriti
Division. After Dr. Katz' death, Dr. Robinson took over
as chairman of that division.
He is also active in the UBC Sr. Alumni Oldtimers
Hockey Team, and has travelled around the world
scoring goals for the university.
for Janelle, born June 5, 1987 ... Theresa
(Racich) Leitch DipDH'83 and Ian J. Leitch
DMD'83 announce the birth of their second
daughter Maria Ann, born on January 15,
1990 in Kelowna, BC ... Janice (Louie) Lieu
BSN'79 and husband Dennis, who moved
from San Jose to Moraga, California, would
like to announce the birth of Darryl on 1 /
11 /89; a brother for Melanie and Corinne ...
Ronaldo Lim BComm'82 and Deborah Tsai
Lim announce the birth of their second son
Jeremy Ronald on January 24, 1990; a
brother for Isaac Thomas ... Heather
McKenzie BEd'79 and Glenn Dobie have a
new daughter, Anne Dorothy, bom on February 28, 1990; a granddaughter for Colin
McKenzie BA'41 and Inez (Smith) McKenzie
BA'38 ... Dr. Brian J. McParland BASc'79,
MSc'80, PhD'85 and wife Brenda have a new
daughter. Colleen, born in Victoria in October; a new sister for 3-year-old Katherine.
Brian is doing clinical physics research with
the Ontario Cancer Institute ... Isabel
(Ramsay) BA'83 and John Ostrom BSc'85
are pleased and proud to announce
the birth of their son, Peter Sigurd, born on August 11, 1989 in
Calgary... Wayne Oudijn BASc'79
and wife Helen would like to announce the birth of their first child,
Andrew Nicholas, born December
29. 1989 ... Janice (Williamson)
Reynolds BSc(Pharm)'85 and Blake
Reynolds BSc(Pharm)'85 wish to
announce the birth of Casey John
on November 28, 1989 ... Peter
Sammon BSc'73, MSc'75 and
Christine (HeUwig) Sammon BA'78
are pleased to announce the birth
of their first child, Margaret Ellen
on May 24, 1989 in Calgary, Alberta. Both Peter and Christine
went on to obtain other degrees
after UBC: Peter a PhD from Cornell and Christine a Master's from
Wisconsin-Madison... Bom to Paul
R. Seger BASc'67 and wife Eed
(from Thailand) on 27 December,
1989, ason, Dylan Alfred; a brother
to Eric, Jan and Mark Seger BSc'85,
MD'89... Craig BPE'80 and Linda
Smith BPE'83 are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child,
Melissa Marie, born January 25,
1990 ... Illoana M. Smith
BComm'80, husband Steve Blair
BComm'80 and their firstborn, Alexandra are living in London,
Ontario. Illoana is working for CIL
in their division of specialty turf
and horticulture fertilizers. Alexandra was born February 18. 1989
... Delwen Stander BA'85, LLB'88
and wife Veronica wish to announce the birth of Asha Kamilah;
a granddaughter to Anton Stander BEd'63, MEd'70 and his wife
Juanita... Dr. Michael Titchener
BSc'78 and his wife, Kathleen, are
the parents of a new baby girl,
Kasey-Michaeta, bom in September, 1989... Robert Vanderdonck
BSc'84 and wife Sharon are the
proud parents of James Francis,
born on October 3 of last year; a brother for
Helena... Verle (Miller) Wells BSc(Pharm)'78
and Brian Wells are pleased to announce the
birth of their daughter, Emily Marie, on
December 28, 1989 ... Mary Wilkie BSc'75
and Bodo de Lange Boom MSc'76 have a
new son, Scott Alan de Lange Boom, bom
February 1, 1990. Bodo started work last
year as current survey officer at the Institute of Ocean Sciences, Pat Bay, BC ... Vicki
Kerr-Wilson BSR'84 and Greg Kerr-Wilson
BASc'85 are proud to announce the birth of
their first child, Jeremy Aidan Evans Kerr-
Wilson, on September 7 of last year. Greg
graduated from the U of T and is now
working at St. Paul's Anglican Church in
Toronto.
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In
Memoriam
One of UBC's more colourful graduates died in Ottawa on May 30,
1989. Dr. John Stanley Adam
BA'27, MA'29 was a distinguished
scientist who believed that science should be taught in a social
and political context. This belief
led him to the role of an ardent
social reformer. He was active in
the Fellowship for a Christian Social
Order, the CCF and later the NDP
in Quebec and Ontario. Although
he ran for office a few times, most
notably for mayor of Hamilton in
1952, his chief role on the political
scene was as a publicist and fundraiser. He received a PhD from
McGill and was one of the founding members of Sir George Williams College, now Concordia
University ... Noe Beauchamp
BSW55diedonJune27, 1989...
Jos6 Bejar MSc'69, PhD'72 died
on March 24, 1986 of cancer. He
was working for Syncrude Canada
in Fort McMurray, Alberta. During the 1970s he worked for BC
Research. He is survived by his
wife, Flaury BA'69, MA'75... Frank
E. Bradner BSA'43 died on February 7, 1990 ... Enoch B. Broome
BA'30, MA'36. BEd'45, professor
emeritus before his retirement in
1971 as well as being the associate
director of UBC's Faculty of Education, is survived by his wife Olive
(McKeown) BA'30 and daughters
Diana Killen and Leslie Churchland
BA'66 ... Angus Ewen Hamilton
Cameron BA'48 died in Victoria
on January 12, 1990 ... Dr. Harold L. Campbell LLD(Hon)'55 is
deceased. He received an honorary degree in 1955 ... Thelma
Maude (Nelles) Childress BA'43
passed away on February 16,1990.
She is survived by her loving husband Earl... H.H. (Hank) Clayton
BA'35. MA'37 died on September
10, 1989 in Deep River, Ontario.
He was 84 years old. After a childhood spent
in various locations - from the Bahamas to
England to the Channel Islands to Britanny
and finally to BC -, he worked underground
as a miner and above ground as a trapper to
save enough money to attend UBC. He signed
up with The Queen's Own Regiment in 1939,
interrupting his PhD studies at Purdue. He
was stationed in Halifax and then sent to
Italy, Belgium and Holland, but not before
marrying Isobel. He began work at the Chalk
River Laboratory after the war ended and
stayed there until his retirement, having
served as head of the theoretical physics
branch from 1950-69. He was a man well-
loved by his friends and associates. His
many outside interests included botany and
pottery ... Notice was received at the Chron
icle office of the demise of Frances H. Eger
BPE'66 ... Dr. R.A. Halet BASc'31 passed
away on December 4, 1989... UBC professor
Keith Clifford, considered "the dean of Canadian church historians," died on February 12 ofthis year, two days after his 60th
.♦ Alumni Award Winners «*
Honorary Alumni
Verna J. Kirkness
This award recognizes contributions made to the
Alumni Association and to the university by non-alumni.
Professor Kirkness has
a workhistory spanning thirty
years. She has been a
teacher, principal, counsellor, supervisor of teachers
and a curriculum consultant. She spent several years
working as Director of Education for the Manitoba Indian Brotherhood in Winnipeg and later as Director
ofthe National Indian Brotherhood (now known as the
Assembly of First Nations) in Ottawa. She has also
worked as a research consultant in the House of
Commons.
Over the years, she has been called upon to share
her expertise with governments and groups across
Canada. She began work at UBC in 1980, first as a part-
time Indian Studies instructor then, in 1981 as Supervisor of the Native Indian Teacher Education Program. In
1983, she was appointed Director of Native Indian
Education, and in 1984 she created the Ts"kel Administration Program (MEd), designed to prepare native
indians for educational administration positions. Her
publications include two books and numerous articles.
In 1987, Professor Kirkness was seconded for a
three year term by the President's Office to establish
the First Nations House of Learning.
She is a Cree, originally from the Fisher River Reserve in Manitoba.
birthday. Mr. Clifford was the acting head of
UBC's religious studies department... Marjorie B. Colbourne BHE'48 died on July 12,
1988 ... Ruth Dyke Craig BA'21 passed
away on April 4, 1989 ... Elizabeth Darling
BA'75, MA'79 passed on towards the end of
January of this year ... Harold R. Doxsee
BSW58, MSW61 died suddenly on April 16,
1989 ... Frances Elizabeth Dowling BA'86
passed away tragically on April 7, 1990. She
is survived by her husband John and daughter
Shelby Parkinson BA'80 as well as many
other family members ... Phyllis Marion
(Partridge) Dunn BA'23 passed away peacefully in her sleep February 14, 1990 after a
lengthy illness, in her 88th year. Phyllis
taught school in Vancouver for many years.
After she retired, she audited many courses
at the university. She will fondly remembered by her family ... Edna Gear BEd'60
died on March 11, 1990 ... In Trinidad,
Lincoln C. Goderham BSA'56, is mourned
by his wife Bertille and two daughters. Mr.
Goderham always enjoyed reading the Chronicle, as it kept him in touch with
UBC, of which, according to his
widow, he had most fond memories ... Don Gauld MA'87 died on
March 30 of cancer after a brief
illness. He worked for the Richmond
Planning Department from August 1987 until he went into hospital in February ofthis year. Don
was the recipient of the PIBC
student award for his paper on
floating homes in 1985. Paul leaves
behind his parents, two brothers,
two sisters-in-law, two nieces, a
nephew, as well as many colleagues
and friends. All were saddened by
his sudden passing ... Alice Gray
BA'31 died on February 16, 1990.
Alice was an active executive
member ofthe University Women's
Club for many years. She taught
at Burnaby South Secondary
School for 36 years (1939-1975)
and made a major contribution in
the areas of instruction and curriculum revision. A scholarship
fund in being established in her
memory at Burnaby South. Please
contact the school if you would
like further information ... Roy
Murdoch Greening BEd'57 died
on September 23, 1989 ... Stuart
S. Holland BASc'30 died on March
18, 1989 ... Marilyn (Bassett)
Hunnings BA'57 died in Toronto
on March 26 of this year. She is
survived by husband Glenn B.
Hunnings BComm'58, her husband ... Robert W. Keyserlingk
BA'29 died peacefully in Vancouver on February 11 of this year.
Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, he
attended a Canadian private school
in Japan, his family having fled
Russia in the wake of the revolution. After graduating from UBC,
he became a foreign correspondent and then manager of the
United Press in Europe. In 1937
he returned to Canada as managing director of the British United Press. He
founded the weekly news magazine The Ensign, his own publishing company in Montreal and wrote several books ... Ernest
John Knapton BA'25, Rhodes Scholar from
BC in 1925 died recently at LaGrange Park,
Illinois. His teaching career at Wheaton
College spanned nearly 40 years. He came to
UBC as visiting lecturer on several occasions. Born in a Yorkshire village, he arrived
in Victoria with his parents at the age of six.
After high school and before university, he
worked in a dynamite factory, a logging
camp, in adult education for Chinese immigrants and in a salmon cannery on the
Alaskan border. He had many publications
in the field of European and in French
history. He lived in Cape Cod, Massachu-
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setts during his retirement... Douglas Edward
Konrad BA'86 died suddenly on February 3,
1990 at 33 years of age. He was pursuing an
MA in urban geography at the time of his
death ... Florence (Cowling) Long BA'21
passed away in January of this year ...
William Stuart L. McPhee BEd'70 died on
the 19th of November, 1989 ... Katherine
McKinney BEd'58 died two weeks before
Christmas of last year ... Muriel Dorothy
McLellan BA'33 completed a year of teacher's
training after graduation from UBC. Her
first teaching position was at a one-room
school at Seton Lake in Cariboo. From there
she went to Lillooet High School, teaching
students in all secondary grades, including
senior matriculation. From September 1941
to June 1973, she was the highly respected
and much loved librarian at Richmond Senior Secondary School. Dorothy died November 14, 1989 ... Sybil A. (Yates) Moore
BA'34 ... Dr. Jack Newby passed away on
March 24, 1990. He is survived by his wife
Barbara and children Timothy D. Newby
BASc'87 and Leslie-Gale Skaalid BA'82 ...
Martha Olga (Holfeld) Olson BEd'61 ...
Sidney Thomas Parker BA'31, MA'34 died
on March 14 of this year. Tom Parker was a
pioneer in computer programming and the
first director of the computing centre at
Kansas State University. He was a high
school teacher in Canada from 1933-37, an
assistant in astronomy at Brown University,
a math instructor at Hobart College and a
teacher at the University of Louisville before
going to Kansas State. He started there in
1947 and retired in 1982. He is survived by
wife Elsie and children Jim and Dave, all of
the US. Two brothers and a sister still live in
BC ... Georgina (Jean) Parks BA'31 passed
away on December 21, 1989 after a battle
with Parkinson's Disease. She was a past
president ofthe Southern California branch
ofthe UBC Alumni Association and was very
proud of her affiliation with UBC ... John
guigley BA'40 died on December 26, 1989 in
Maple Ridge. He was active in MUSSOC
during his UBC days and was in the 1940
production of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Gondoliers ... Eli Victor Rezansoff BEd'66 died
suddenly on March 6, 1990. He had been the
principal of Peace Arch Elementary School
for the past two years and worked for the
Surrey School Board for 31 years. He was
also active in the North Delta Soccer Club for
many years... Ernest Stuart Rhodes BASc'46
passed away on March 30, 1990 after a long
illness. He is survived by his wife, Aingelda
S. (Reynolds) Rhodes BA'44 ... The Chronicle was informed of the death Robert G.
Rottluff BComm'48... Arthur Ritchie BSF'50
passed away on May 26, 1989 ... Family
advised the Chronicle office of the death of
Ian William Ross BSc'79 ... Lloyd Gillespie
Ross BComm'41 passed away recently ...
Lloyd G. Sanderson BA'49, BEd'56 died on
January 19 ofthis year ... Joseph David
Shaw BComm'50 died after a short illness
on August 29, 1989. After many years of
business in Vancouver, he retired to Cultus
Lake, BC. He is survived by his wife Marie,
two sons, five daughters and three grandsons ... Dr. Sheila F. Stewart BA'48. MSc'63
passed away on March 6, 1990 in Chelsea.
Michigan ... Mr. James Watson BASc'22
passed away on April 9, 1989 in Nanaimo,
BC ... Dr. Cyril G. Woodbridge BSc'35 died
suddenly on January 19, 1990. He earned
an MSc from the University of Washington
and a PhD in chemistry from Washington
State University. Dr. Woodbridge served as
chemist with the division of science service,
Summerland Research Station from 1935-
54. except for the years 1939-45. when he
served as Captain in the 5th Canadian MC
Regiment. In 1954 he joined the faculty of
Washington State University, Pullman, as
professor of horticulture. He was a recognized authority on nutrient deficiencies and
toxicities. He is survived by his wife Marian
and daughter Jann and son Colin ... Doris
Lillian (Baynes) WooUams BA'26 died on
December 1989 in Summerland, BC.
No Class Acts This Fall
Because of the special nature of
the Fall, 1990 issue of The Chronicle, we will not be publishing Class
Acts. Please send in your notices
just the same: we will publish them
in the Spring '91 issue.
The "Stay In Touch" form is on
the inside front cover.
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The UBC 75 features a Japanese quartz movement, water resistance, water-proof strap and a one year
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Like our more formally styled all-time favourite, The UBC Quartz Classic school watch, which features a European quartz movement and a calendar on its mens style, it is sure to win the love of all UBC loyal-at-hearts. Order
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Sincerely,
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1920 Graduates       r
This^par lipids major chltiges, opens
new doors with family relations, travel
and health. Much depends on how t
emotionally predictable^you've been in,
the last sixteen month's - but all looks
well, enabling. Watch for new financial
information Or a finalised agreement
between mid-December and February
19. Do NOT sign legal or property
documents over Christinas. Now, arid
for the next few months, matters of
philosophy, higher Inferring, spiritualism and psychology ejffer answers to
long and deeply felt emotional puzzles.
Stick with it. ./,
1930 Graduates
Someone offers new information mid- ,
July: you may find yourself saying, "I *
had no idea you feltfthat way." Accept,
anything said, There's a new opporfu- •
nity for long overdue; intimacy here. jQo
slow, establish a lasting trust. Rela-f
tionships ar£~ a4_py concern q^er |(_te
coming few monthf j both .iew^ind/Sld?   (.
you are puttingyojir _|ouse in q_6r, as   /
it were. Good! F^#^es, alth»ygh|%
strong pull right nowj are NOT whefo./
work is needed. A rewarding summer
and  fall are in store.  Maintain an
emotionally receptive attitude. Relax.
1940 Graduates
Business matters now, or recently,
have finished an important cycle. Money,
responsibility, worldly duty, are now
taking on a different and more comfortable definition. You may feel restless, irritable about this, but will eventually feel contented and newly strong.
Family, close associates, friends don't
understand you? Guess again. Emotional support is hidden, but very real
between August and February. Remain open. Areas of research, written
information, media, publishing and
memory work are accented before
January.
3   *y950 Graduates
* Travel, higher teaming, wisdom,
messages or documentations from for-
eigmlands are emphasized n^wamtfor
the coming few ihonths. Praclteal ©*"
bu^inessjjpsponsibilities may require
extra efforts or fine turiipg just now.
Handle all details quickly arid completely until February. A., feeling of
confidence, sharp self-image may well
Me hanging in the balance. Relatiori1
ships sort themselves out in a rather
-final way this summer/fall. There's"
' much roorp for new growth and better
groundwork after October.
1960Graduates
Running with the pack brings energy until winter. A new alliance with a
social or business group is both necessary and therapeutic. General energy
and vitality returns now after a long
pause and there |may be much in the
way of new projects, new pursuits of
study t^ftchase after. Until June watch
T_rpifysic^ -j^p^ss matters of health
and mentjal dexterity to greatly improve. Partnerships and key relationships begi^U-- 6perate at a higher and
more solid level" aftei\ September.
Unethical or subtly jealous alliances
now begin to reveal themselves and
dissolve.
1970 Graduates
A few financial restrictions may present themselves in the coming two
months, especially concerning areas
of partnerships, investments, written
agreements and old documentation.
After, mid-July all smooths out and a
fine financial course is easily plotted.
Timing is everything, isn't it? Innovative thinking and risk taking is highly
favoured before Christmas: give any
new ideas, projects a good run. Make
plans, contact practical friends and
finalize everything after January. An
energetic few months. Travel may also
be indicated.
1980 Graduates
Matters of soul searching, philosophy and greater wisdom are important
now. A new psychological trend based
in past identity and emotional self image
are in the works. Subtle but very, very
important. Opportunities exist in areas of government financing, payment
schedules and financial institutions
until late summer: a need to lay out the
groundwork is, however, indicated.
Career changes are best made before
February, as more information should
come to light at that time. Relocation or
serious home improvement projects
require attention this summer.
1990 Graduates
Congrats! Grads in areas of arts,
creativity, language studies, psychology, etc. can expect sudden opportunities before Christmas, but financial
restrictions until February, 1991. Keep
at it: much will change after next
summer. Business, legal and commerce
grads may already feel locked into a
demanding and unsatisfying schedule. After February restrictions (especially financial) almost magically lift,
leaving new career paths. You science
types need some time alone and may
start off in an unexpected field. After
next summer, all feels like true niche
work. Opportunities come quickly and
from friends.
Plan for
the future
When
planning
your estate,
remember
your alma
mater. Your
bequest will
help the
students of
tomorrow.
For bequest information contact:
Janice Loomer Margolis
Manager, Planned Giving
The University of British Columbia
6253 N.W. Marine Drive
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 2A7
Tel: (604) 222-8900
III
Chronicle/Summer 1990 27 Books
The Iron House: A Memoir of the Chinese Democracy Movement and the
Tiananmen Massacre
by Michael S. Duke Gibbs Smith, $7.95
Michael S. Duke, a professor of Chinese Literature at UBC, was in Beijing
studying modern Chinese writers when the amazing events of May and June,
1989 began to unfold.
He put his research on hold and decided to record those events. The result.
The Iron House: A Memoir of the Chinese Democracy Movement and the
Tiananmen Massacre, is a touching and informative book, a valuable addition
to the growing literature on modern Chinese history and politics.
Information reaching the West about the Democracy Movement has been
difficult to assess. The official Chinese government version ofthe events of June
4 are filled with the kind of revolutionary rhetoric that makes understanding
impossible. Western news reports were, at the time, histrionic and unreliable,
and eventually came to soften much of the initial horror they had described.
Professor Duke attempts to describe events from the ground, as a participant.
He made hours of illegal tapes, took photographs and conducted personal
interviews. The book is full of people: Duke never lets us forget that real men and
women risked their lives for their cause.
Duke's perspective is very much on the side of the demonstrators. His work
in China and in Canada with Chinese writers and intellectuals supplied him with
a unique network in Beijing during the Democracy Movement. That his view of
events is relatively uncritical is understandable and, in fact, gives the book a
fascinating, you-were-there feel.
The Iron House is as suspenseful as a detective novel and as well written.
Recommended for China watchers and anyone interested in the human side of
revolution.
Beyond the Moon Gate
by John Munro BA'62, MA'65
Douglas and Mclntyre/Wood Lake Books $17.95
On the other end of modern Chinese history is John Munro's Beyond the
Moon Gate, a biography based on the diaries of Margaret Outerbridge. Margaret and her husband, Ralph, a doctor, spent the years 1938-50 as missionaries
in China's Szechwan province.
These were difficult years: the upsets of the Second World War, the Korean
War and internal turmoil in China created a tense atmosphere for Margaret and
her husband. Her concerns, however, are generally day-to-day ones: how to cope
in a strange, sometimes inscrutable, sometimes dangerous, sometimes heartwarming and always interesting country. It is a Chinese "Roughing It In the
Bush." with as much artistry and intensity.
Munro has done an admirable job of adapting his material, which included
letters, personal interviews and Margaret Outerbridge's personal diaries. Outer-
bridge, who died in 1984, began her diaries as "private" notes, meant to be read
by her family as a running commentary on her joys and struggles in China. The
flow of events feels natural and organic, and within a few pages, the reader is
immersed in her world. Insights into revolutionary and traditional culture
abound, made understandable through a perceptive Westerner's eyes.
The material Munro used to construct this biography has been deposited in
the Special Collections section of the UBC Library.
A Leaf Upon the Sea: A Small Ship in the Mediterranean, 1941-43
by Gordon W. Stead, BA'34, LLD(Hon)'45 UBC Press
This memoir of naval service provides insight into the experiences of Canadians who served in the Royal Navy during WWII. Stead, a Lieutenant Commander,
was awarded the DSO and Bar for his war efforts. A Small Ship won the 1988
Keith Matthews Award for the best Canadian book on a maritime subject.
A White Man's Province: British Columbia Politicians and Chinese and
Japanese Immigrants, 1858-1914
by Patricia E. Roy, BA'60, PhD'70 UBC Press
Dr. Roy's study focusses on the origins of racist ideas in 19th and early 20th
century B.C. She is currently working on a second volume which will continue
the subject through to the 1950s. She is a professor in the history department
at UVic and is the author of Vancouver: An Illustrated History.
= Letters p__
Carl with a 'C
Editor:
I am very distressed to think
that some of my former classmates
and professors might think that I
am the Kottmeier involved in the
misuse of AMS funds.
My name is Carl Kottmeier, not
Karl. Although we are cousins, I
have nothing whatsoever to do with
Karl and I am angered as to the
damage he has done to my family's
name. It is an uncommon surname
and I am very proud of it.
Carl Kottmeier BASc'88
Cassiar, B.C.
North Star Safe
Editor:
"When is the North Star going to
burn out?" That's a question we've
been hearing fairly often since the
appearance ofthe article "Star Light,
Star Bright" in the Spring issue.
Unfortunately, phrases like "Will
the North Star Fade to Black?" which
were added before the article went
to press gave the impression that
Polaris will soon disappear. For those
of you hoping to cash in on a boom
in the magnetic compass market
after this natural aid to navigation
fades from sight, we'd advise you to
hold onto your money. The article
described evidence that the vibrations of Polaris are finally fading
away, just as the ringing of a bell
after a single stroke will soon die
out. While this event may trigger
lively discussion among astronomers, the star itself will continue
unperturbed for a long time to come.
On a more earthbound note, there
was a typographical error in the article which reduced one of the world's
largest telescopes - the 3.6 metre
Canada-France-Hawaii instrument
- to a mere 3.6 centimetres in diameter. Astrophysicists must often
accept large uncertainties in their
measurements of distant stars and
galaxies, but even we raise our eyebrows at factors of 100.
Jaymie Matthews, Nadine Dinshaw,
Geophysics and Astronomy
(The Chronicle apologizes for blundering into hopeless hyperbole, reluctantly hangs up its Buck Rogers
Official Telescope and promises to
learn metric. Ed.)
We welcome your letters and will
publish them when we can. Letters will be edited for brevity,
taste and good grammar.
28 Chronicle/Summer 1990 continued from page 30
seen him recently? He must be a million years old.
That's the part I find eerie: I can't
understand how time slips by so unnoticed. My mother, who is deep into her
70s, has the same problem: she has
never felt a day over 35. It amazes her
when she stops to think how old she is
actually getting.
I get caught in that trap all the time.
I forget that time is a continuum, a
long, unbroken line that can represent
great distances. I sometimes forget
time has passed by at all, that I am
standing still. It's as if intervening years
didn't happen, as if the memories,
really, are only ofthe day before yesterday.
It was good to sit in the ferry line-up
and remember all that. But time is
tricky. Unless you live in a constant
state of attention to it, its passing slips
to the background. I forgot about it last
week for a few minutes, and it smacked
me one. I was up on campus (bright,
sunny day, summery, leaves, blossoms, birds), on my way to SUB for a
quiet lunch. I was deep in thought,
only half aware of the gorgeous day,
thinking about an article I was editing
for the magazine, worrying about a
photograph I knew I was not going to
find.
I was passing along Main Mall, beside
the Buchanan "A" building when I
stopped dead. There, coming out ofthe
doors, was Luci. I hadn't seen her in
years (could it really be 15?), but there
she was, jaunty as ever. She has an
unmistakeable walk: she's slightly duck-
footed, but the way she leans back,
holds her head up high and lets her
long, dark hair flow behind her gives
her a look of immense self-confidence.
In the few seconds I watched her
walk toward me, the memory of her
rushed back into my mind like a door
blowing open in a storm. We finished
our degrees together in the early '70s
and went off to Quesnel to teach; no,
not just teach, but to save youth from
the slow death of a stifling education,
to breathe new life into a dead system,
to show those kids the steps of life's
great fandango.
And we danced it up there: we dug
raw clay out of the ground for Luci's
potting, rode horses, helped bush-hippy
friends build log houses out of the
wilderness and faced the rigours of
neanderthalic principals and teacher-
peers who had been in the trenches for
a thousand years.
It didn't work out, though: the clay
turned out to be mud, the horses gave
us blisters, the friends went into real
estate and the principals and teacher-
peers won every battle we waged against
them. Even our students thought we
were oddballs. They had their own
fandango to skip to.
Our relationship didn't survive the
disappointments. We were idealists,
and idealism, when it goes bad, is
unforgiving. We split and went our
separate ways, those many years past,
but I, always the romantic, held on to a
little marble of regret with her name on
it, and hid it away in the back of my
mind.
But there she was, on a sunny spring
day in May, coming out of the Buchanan Building looking not a day older.
I stepped in front of her with my
arms open, a wide, happy smile on my
face, and said, with pure, goofy joy,
"Luci! My God it's
good to see you!"
She stopped short
- braked really, like
in a cartoon - and
looked around from
side to side. Her
expression shifted
from carefree to fearful in a heartbeat, and
no wonder: a 20 year
old co-ed confronted
by a balding, 40-ish
weirdo, his arms out
and a nutso grin on
his face.
As soon as I saw her face dissolve
into fear, I knew I had made a terrible
mistake.
"I'm sorry," I said, chagrined, "I
thought you were someone else." I
backed away, literally, my hands up in
a gesture of surrender and supplication and hurried off to an indigestible
lunch. I felt like the idiot ofthe century.
It was a terrible mistake but, I rationalized later, not an impossible one.
Who among us has not seen the spitting image of someone else walking
down the street? I just forgot that 15
years had passed in between, like a
puff of smoke.
My mother says it just gets eerier. •
^Librarians in Alternative Careers =
I am conducting a Canadian study on the movement of librarians toward alternative career paths.
If you are a librarian working in a non-library
setting and you would like to participate, please
contact:
Prof. M. Giguere
Concordia University, Library Studies Program
7079 Terrebonne Ave., Montreal, Quebec H4B IEI
    (514)848-2525
Chronicle/Summer 1990 29 _>
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c
_:
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o
<
There's something eerie about getting old.
Now, I grant you, I'm not THAT old: I'll be 43 on
my next birthday. Just as I think most 30 year
olds can barely walk by themselves, there are lots
of older guys who think a 43 year old still shouldn't
cross the street alone. Right off, I admit it's a
relative thing.
But that's not what I mean by
eerie. Maybe I should start at the
beginning. I was sitting in a ferry
line-up a couple of weeks ago when
the radio played the old Procol Harem
song, "A Whiter Shade of Pale." The
first verse goes like this (hum along if
you like):
We skipped the light fandango.
Turned cartwheels 'cross the floor.
I was feeling kind of seasick;
But the crowd called out for more.
The room was humming harder
As the ceiling flew away.
When we called out for another drink.
The waiter brought the tray.
Now, isn't that the essence of
youth? Profound, carefree nonsense,
unquenchable excess, giddy solemnity, all swirled together in a broth of
rich banality. Life without perceptible end. Oxymorons. Isn't that it?
Sitting in the ferry line-up, the
sun beating down on the car, I slipped
into a quiet, heat-soaked reverie about
time, and how I experienced it.
It occurred to me that, even as a
youth, I knew time would pass and I
would get old. I knew, for instance,
that as I got older I would have to
lower my expectations about myself:
Stumbling
the Light
A ferry slip,
Buchanan *A'
and intimations
of mortality
Chris Petty, MFA'86
there would come a time when I could no longer seriously
consider a career as a baseball player. I understood that the
guy in the mirror would look more and more like a stranger
with each year that passed, and that the things I thought
important when I was a young man would have no meaning
to me when I was an old one. I also suspected that my promise, "I will always keep up with the
popular music of the day" would be
broken. I expected all those things,
and more. I was hip to aging.
But when the process actually
started happening, a few things took
me by surprise. People who used to
be young suddenly got old. My first
Little League coach, in 1958, was a
young man, the father of a friend. He
had a big, bushy, black beard, and
couldn't have been more than 40. I
hung around with that friend for
most of junior high, then we fell out.
I saw the father again sometime
around my 30th birthday. I was absolutely stunned. He looked sick, he
looked decrepit, he looked OLD! I
could barely believe it. He'd been a
young man hardly any time ago at
all!
I remember seeing Audrey
Hepburn in the 1960 tearjerker,
"Breakfast at Tiffany's," where she
played a 19 year old, then seeing her
a few years later (20, actually) in
"Robin and Marian," and she looked
OLD! Remember Rex Harrison in "My
Fair Lady"? He was an irascible, middle
aged type then, but really not much
different than he was in "Blithe Spirit"
or even "Major Barbara." Have you
continued page 29
30 Chronicle/Summer 1990 The Best ol Summer
CAMPUS
TOURS
Take a guided walking
tour of the campus that's
home to some of Vancouver's
most spectacular gardens, museums and facilities. Specialized
tours are also available. May
through August. Call Campus
Tours at 228-3777.
SPRING/SUMMER
SPORTS PROGRAM
Children and adults can sign
up for a variety of courses in
golf, cycling, ice hockey, soccer, gymnastics and more, as
well as sports camps. April
through August. Call Community Sport Services at 228-3688.
SUMMER MUSIC AT UBC
Jazz, country, pop/rock and classical music outdoors at noon and chamber music inside in the
evening - two great ways to enjoy some of Vancouver's finest musicians. July 3 to August 10.
Call Community Relations at 228-3131.
UBC SUPER SALE
Bargain hunters will have
a field day at UBC during
the Super (Special University Program to Encourage
Recycling)   Sale.   Donated
merchandise and information
on recycling will be featured.
July 28. Call 228-5552 for
information.
SUMMER STOCK
THEATRE
Take in an evening repertory
production of Filthy Rich,
Cole, or The Strange Case of Dr.
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Also, there
will be free outdoor theatre for
children at noon May to August. Call the Frederic Wood Theatre at 228-2678.
PICNICS ON THE POINT
The UBC campus offers some of the best-kept
secret picnic grounds in Vancouver. Why not let
UBC Food Services cater a delicious picnic for
you? May through August. Call Food Services at
228-6828
Concerts. Tours. Art Exhibits. Gardens. Sports programs.
UBC offers you the best of summer.
DISCOVER SUMMER AT UBC
April 27 -August 31,1990
For more information call 222-8999 CMA
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company to financial success. The ability to crunch
numbers is a bare beginning. What counts now
is the ability to interpret those numbers to
meet your planning needs. That's when accounting
becomes management. And its why so many
front-line firms include Management Accountants
on their teams.
Certainly, CMAs have a firm foundation in
accounting. But that's topped with the kind of
real-world management training that no other
discipline offers. Training that pays off in practical
plans for business growth and success. Hire a
CMA and you get a Manager with a capital "M!'
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