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Bfter the article in our Winter,
1990 issue on scientific research at UBC appeared, it
was as if the roof of Cecil
Green Park had blown off in a
rainstorm. Complaints poured in
from every corner of the social sciences and humanities faculties,
from deans on down. "There is
more to research at UBC," they all
said, "than scientific research."
And, of course, so there is. The
scholarly work done in those
departments is altogether as important as that done in the sciences. We knew that!
We did, actually. It had been
our plan all along to publish a
two-part overview article on research in all areas of the university. What we didn't do was to say
so in the Winter, 1990 edition.
Thus the rumpus. Part two of the
article, research in the arts, appears in this issue.
Also appearing is an interview
with Clark Binkley, the new dean
of forestry. In a period when forest
management in B.C. has come
under close scrutiny from all
sides, our influential faculty of
forestry is about to undergo some
changes. Read about them here
We also have pages of photographs from the 75th Anniversary
celebrations, a special book review
section on the 25th Anniversary of
the creative writing department,
and an introduction to the new
members of our Board of Directors, elected by acclamation.
We hope you enjoy the Spring
issue of The Chronicle.
Chris Petty, Editor
Volume 45 Number !• Spring, 1991
The Forest for the Trees   10
The new forestry dean takes a look around
Diversity in the Arts   12
The liberal arts are alive and well at UBC
The 75th in Pictures  17
Scenes from a celebration
Alumni President's Column  4
News  5
Campaign News    8
Class Acts  21
Book Reviews   28
Acrostic  30
Chris Petty MFA'86
Assistant Editor, Class Acts
Dale Fuller
Constance Brissendon, Kate Eliot, Patrick Lewis, Pearl Roberts,
Dona Sturmanis, Mary Trainer
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 Education. Indexed in
Canadian Education Index.
ISSN 0824-1279.
Printed In Canada.
On the Cover:
George M. Ledingham, BA'26 at
Cecil Green Park during the 75th
Anniversary Open House, 1990.
Photo by C. Petty Board of Management
Elected Members
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
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)j74, MBA'76
James Stich BSc'71, DMD'75
Jim Whitehead BA'62, MA'68,
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From   the
hen I began my term as
President of the Alumni Association, I wrote in this
space that the year ahead
held many organizational challenges for us. With the expansion of
the World of Opportunity Campaign and Alumni fundraising
conducted completely through the
Development Office, our role as an
Association entered a period of
And that change, while still in process, has redefined the focus of
our work.
The overall goals of the Association, as articulated by our founders
in 1917, are to keep our members informed about the university, and
support UBC in its pursuit of academic excellence. Over the years
these goals have remained constant, and the Association has become
an important part of university affairs.
In the past, however, we have interpreted our mandate in a very
individualistic way. We have taken the initiative to develop our programs and events as it suited our membership. The results were
commendable. Our divisions and branches programmes grew much
faster than we anticipated, and our other efforts, such as The Chronicle, are popular and widely accepted.
But this past year was a watershed. Organizing events around the
75th Anniversary celebrations made it clear to us that our goals
would be best served by a closer relationship with the university. Not
only could we concentrate our efforts on programs and events that
coincided with the overall objectives of the university, but we could
also enjoy the advantages of coordinating our efforts with other university units. We are now working closely with units within the External Affairs department of the university (Ceremonies, Community Relations, Development Office, International Liaison and others) to
achieve our goals.
The result promises to bring even greater strength to the Association, and provide you, our members, with better services.
It has been a pleasure serving as President of the Association over
the past year. My deepest thanks go to the other members of the Association's Board of Directors, and to Deborah Apps and the Association staff. Without their support and advice, our work over the past
year would have been very difficult. I would also like to extend my
best wishes to Dave Coulson in his coming term as President. His
challenge is to carry on and reinforce this new relationship. If his year
is half as interesting as mine was, it will be very exciting indeed.
Mel Reeves BComm'75, MSc'77, LLB
4 Chronicle/Spring 1991 Pharmacy Alumni
The Pharmacy Division has been working on two projects to celebrate the
100th anniversary ofthe signing ofthe
Pharmacy Act. The first is a commemorative Pharmacy Centennial pin designed by Lion's Gate pharmacist Sam
Louie. Call Loree Marcantonio at Phar-
macare (660-1738) for details.
The other Is the development of a
Pharmacy Centennial Physick Garden
at the Van Dusen Gardens. The opening reception is on April 21 at 2:00 pm.
Space is limited, so RSVP at the School
as soon as possible.
Branch Representatives
Do you want to get involved in an
Alumni Branch in
your area? Here is
a list of current Branch reps in
Canada and around the world.
Rob McDiarmid
Brian McKenzie
Kamloops, BC
San Clemente,
(H) (604) 374-2201
(W) (604) 374-3344
(W) (714) 361-7811
Michael Bishop
Hartley Turpin
Kelowna, BC
Costa Mesa.
(W) (604) 861-4022
Jim Slater
(H) (714) 644-1025
Nanaimo, BC
Kevin Rush
(W) (604) 753-3245
Brooklyn, New York
(W) 1-800-323-5678
Mike Robertson
Calgary, Alberta
Chris Brangwin
(H) (403) 238-3519,
4 Fairweather Street
(W) (403) 258-4236
Bellevue Hill, N.S.W.
Katherine de la Roche
2023, Australia 700
Toronto. Ontario
Miss Alice Hemming
(H) (416) 922-6086
London, England
Glenna Chestnutt
(H) 01-722-6619
Willowdale, Ontario
Anthony Cheng
(H) (416) 494-5113
Hong Kong
(W) (416) 229-2222
(H) 5738855.
Don Gardner
Ottawa, Ontario
Tan Yam Pin
(H) (613)829-2257
Brett Anderson
Carlsbad, California
Russell Mark
(H) (619) 931-9036
Tokyo 107 Japan
James & Andrea
(W) (03)3408-2101/
Rancho Cordova,
(H) (916) 638-8583
RusseU Mark and Atsushi
Yamakoshi will lead an initiative
to establish an Alumni Branch in
Tokyo, Japan.
News     | —
Hong Kong Branch Gala
Hhe evening was named "Alumni
and Friends," and both were
out in full force in January in
Hong Kong. Held at the Hong
Kong Hilton, the reception and
dinner was designed to honour
those alumni and friends in Hong Kong
who have donated so generously to
The World of Opportunity Campaign,
and to bring news of the university to
the Far East.
Special guests were The Honourable David Lam, Lieutenant Governor
or B.C. and Deborah Apps, Executive
Director of the Alumni
Association. The event
was co-hosted by David
Strangway and Anthony
Cheng, President ofthe
Hong Kong branch of
the Association.
Guests were treated
to a feast of B.C. salmon,
donated by Dah Chong
Hong distributors, and
to Cedar Creek wines,
donated by the vintner.
Tables were decorated
with flowers from the
UBC Botanical Gardens.
Guests also saw a new
UBC video, Bridge of
Learning, and heard
graduate Gayle Chan
perform on the piano.
The following evening, Deborah
Apps, Athletics'director Bob Hindmarch
and Development Office director Ron
Dumouchelle were guests of the Hong
Kong branch executive at the Hong
Kong Country Club. The purpose of
the meeting was to plan events for the
coming year. Also present was Russell
Mark, president of the Tokyo branch.
Growth in Asia Pacific branch
activity has increased dramatically in
the past two years, and will continue to
be a top priority in Association annual
Lt. Gov. David Lam greets Dr. and Mrs. Cheng as Alice
Strangway looks on.
Dinner, June 13
This year's Annual General Meeting
offers a new, tasty twist for Alumni
and Association volunteers. Set
tables and the good silver will greet
members this year, replacing the
cookies, coffee and rows of hard
chairs that greeted them in the past.
During the meal, members will
hear reports of the past year and
promises for the one to come. There
will also be a special guest speaker
and the announcement of the winners ofthe 1991 Alumni Awards.
The dinner will be hosted by
this year's President, Mel Reeves,
and a highlight of the evening will
be the ceremonial passing of the
presidential gavel from Mel to our
1991 president, Dave Coulson.
Reserve a spot (or a table) now,
because seating at Cecil Green Park
is limited to 100 dinner guests.
'50 Civils Get Hung
No one knows why, but a class picture of Civil
'50 was never hung with the others in the Civil
Engineering building. In September, 1990,
members of the class decided to right the
wrong and have a grad picture produced
and hung. They took photos from the 1950
Totem and had them arranged to replicate
class pictures of the day. At a ceremony at
the Faculty Club in February, Civil '50 grads
Bryan Quintan, Bob Urquhart, Hal Shopland,
John (Cal) Frost and Jim Patterson pose with
Dr. M. Isaacson (in beard) who was presented with the picture which now hangs in
its place of honour at Civil Engineering.
Chronicle/Spring 1991 5 Can You Think of an Easier Way
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6 Chronicle/Spring 1991 News
UBC Alumni:
Finding a former classmate can be
like looking for a needle in a haystack. But not anymore. Soon a directory of alumni will be available to
help you locate your old friends.
The UBC Alumni Directory,
scheduled for release in the Spring
of 1992, will be a complete and up-
to-date reference on over 95,000
alumni. This volume will include
name, address, phone number and
academic data, pltis business information if applicable, all bound in a
library-quality edition.
The Association has contracted
the Bernard C. Harris Publishing
Company to produce our directory.
Harris will soon begin researching
and compiling the information to be
printed in the directory by mailing
questionnaires to all alumni. If you
prefer not to be listed in the directory, please contact the Association
in writing as soon as possible.
The directory will soon make
finding old classmates as easy as
opening a book. Look for more details in future issues of The Chronicle.
Sports Hall of Fame to Open
Retiring athletics director Bob Hindmarch has a dream: "UBC has an
impressive heritage of sport," he says.
"It is a tragedy that we have not recognized our most outstanding sports
contributors. The solution is obvious.
We need a Hall of Fame."
T-Bird historian Fred Hume is busy
compiling research on the 75 years of
UBC sport, with an eye to selecting
potential inductees to the Hall of Fame,
and to gather material for a book on
sports at UBC. Plans are afoot for a
gala dinner sometime in the fall to kick
off the Hall of Fame.
Alumni with memorabilia or information on potential inductees may call
Fred Hume at 687-2381, or contact
the Athletic Department at 6081 University Blvd. Vancouver B.C. V6T 1W5.
Alumni Receive
1990 Awards
In special events from September to
December, the Alumni Association
presented awards to the 1990 Alumni
award winners. Geraldine Kenney-
Wallace, current president of McMaster University, was presented with the
Alumni Award of Distinction at a dinner in early September, and William
Webber, former dean of medicine and
current associate VP at UBC was presented his Faculty Citation at the
September Ceremony.
Tenor Ben Heppner, Outstanding
Young Alumnus, and First Nations
House of Learning head Verna Kirkness, Honorary Alumnus Award winner, received their awards at events in
November. In December, Blythe Eagles
Volunteer Service Awards were presented at the Volunteer Christmas party
at Cecil Green Park. Winners were
Lewis Robinson, a founding member of
the Geography division (and candidate
for the hockey hall of fame) and Bill
Richardson, who has volunteered
countless hours to the Association.
In the face of overwhelming costs,
the Association announced in the
last issue that we intended to limit
distribution of The Chronicle to subscribers and to UBC donors. After
discussions with the university, however, we decided that limited distribution, while economically responsible, went against the spirit of our
mandate, which is to keep all graduates informed about UBC.
As a result, we have reverted to
our original policy: Each issue ofthe
magazine will be mailed to UBC donors and all known graduates ofthe
university. Those of you who paid
$25 for your subscription ($15 for
the subscription, $10 for an Association mug), are therefore eligible
for a refund of $15. Since we still
solicit voluntary subscriptions, we
will assume that those who paid are
happy to leave your $15 with us as
voluntary subs. If you do want a refund, we will be happy to send you
one. Please let us know.
Voluntary subscriptions are now
$ 15 in Canada and $20 elsewhere. If
you would like a swell Alumni Association mug, complete with our new
crest, add $10 and we will speed a
mug your way by return mail.
lE_if The 1948-49 UBC Varsity Basketball team, I to r : Bob Bell. John
Forsyth, Nev Monroe, Art Phillips.
Chronicle/Spring 1991 7 Campaign
The Changing Face of UBC: 10 Major
There will soon be a burst of
construction activity at Point Grey as
building projects funded through The
World of Opportunity Campaign and
the government of British Columbia
begin. In the next few years, the face of
UBC will be changed dramatically.
There are three types of buildings
on campus: permanent, semipermanent and temporary. Permanent
structures, like the Chemistry building,
the Main Library and the Buchanan
building, form the central physical
identity of UBC and represent growth
stages ofthe campus from 1922 to the
Some semi-permanent buildings,
like the Old Administration building
and the Geography building, were built
in the early '30s as a temporary solution
to the needs of a growing institution,
and were meant to last no more than
30 or 40 years. Today, those buildings
are showing their age. Plumbing, heating
and electrical systems in some buildings
are virtually beyond repair.
After World War II, the huge
influx of eturning soldiers created a
demand for classrooms, labs and
dormitories. Surplus wartime huts, or
"Shrum's Slums," as they were
affectionately called, were moved on
campus until permanent buildings
could be built. Nearly 45 years later,
many of these ramshackle huts are
still in use. Finally, with the success of
the World of Opportunity Campaign
and the support of the government of
British Columbia, the days of these
semi-permanent and temporary
buildings are coming to an end.
Old, temporary buildings will be
pulled down and replaced with
permanent structures, and many vacant
sites will be Med. Students and faculty
will no longer be forced to conduct
their work in cramped, Inadequate
spaces. UBC's world class departments
will be housed in world class facilities.
Much of this new construction
is due to the generosity of individual,
foundation and corporate donors, and
the B.C. government with its matching
program. With the contributions of these
donors and the matching plan taken
into account, the Campaign has
collected close to $180 million in
endowments and new building funds.
The new buildings will have a
profound impact on the identity and
the productivity of UBC.
Centre for Integrated
Computer Systems Research
The idea for the centre (CICSR
or "Caesar") was conceived in 1984 by
the heads of electrical engineering and
computer sciences. CICSR will focus
on inter-disciplinary work in computer
imaging and animation, and will conduct
robotics research for industrial
applications. Researchers will also
develop artificial intelligence
applications for remote sensing in the
resource sector. The building will be
located next to the departments of
mechanical and electrical engineering.
Funding for CICSR is made available
by the government of British Columbia.
Advanced Materials and
Process Engineering Building
New materials are being created
daily to meet the needs of industry.
UBC is already a world leader in
materials research and development.
and researchers are currently working
on space-age alloys, electronic materials,
plastics and superconductors. The new
Advanced Materials building will have
high-headroom labs and ultra clean,
vibration-free space for precision work.
Faculty members in metals and
materials engineering, electrical
engineering, chemical engineering,
chemistry and physics will work together
in the new facility, and will foster
collaborative projects with industry and
government. Funding for the building
is made available by the government of
British Columbia.
Forest Sciences Centre
UBC scientists are conducting
leading edge research into forest ecology,
forest genetics and harvesting robotics,
and forestry researchers generate over
$2 million in external funding annually.
The centre will house a wide variety of
forestry-related research projects, and
will involve students and faculty from
agricultural sciences, graduate studies,
applied science, arts, and commerce
and business administration.
PAPRICAN, Forintek and FERIC, private
sector research institutions, will also
be involved. The centre will be built at
the southern end of the campus, near
the Forestry building, and is funded by
the government of British Columbia.
Fletcher Challenge Canada and
Weldwood of Canada have provided
additional funding.
Creative and Performing Arts
President Norman MacKenzie
had a vision of UBC as a centre for
8 Chronicle/Spring 1991 Campaign
Building Projects in the Next Decade
music, theatre and the visual arts in
B.C. Three major projects in support of
the creative and performing arts will
bring his vision to reality:
Chan Centre for the
Performing Arts
A donation from the Chan
Foundation will give UBC and
Vancouver a mid-sized performance
hall, the Chan Shun Auditorium and a
proscenium stage. Located near the
rose garden and the Faculty Club, It
will provide a beautiful setting for UBC's
convocation ceremonies and international
Morris and Helen Belkin
Art Gallery
The gallery will provide UBC with
the ability to protect and display fine
art in a building that meets international
standards. It will mount major
exhibitions and provide a home for
UBC's own art collection, now scattered
in various locations around campus. It
will also showcase the work of students
i and faculty in studio arts programs.
' Major funding is supplied by the Morris
and Helen Belkin Foundation and the
government of British Columbia;
Creative Arts Centre
The centre will provide studio
space for students and faculty in fine
arts, music and theatre. With facilities
for photography, filmmaking, drawing
and painting, music practice, and
costume design, it will create a multimedia environment where creativity
can flourish. The government of British
Columbia, B.C. Tel and the Royal Bank
of Canada have made significant
contributions to the centre.
Green College
Cecil Green, former UBC student
and co-founder of Texas Instruments,
has donated over $7 million for the
establishment of a residential graduate
college. Outstanding students,
researchers and academics from many
disciplines will work and live together
in an atmosphere of intense research
and cross-disciplinary study. The
College will be built at the northwest
part of the campus, and will incorporate
Graham House, currently used by the
faculty of social work. The College will
be patterned on Green College, Oxford.
David Lam Management
Research Centre
This centre will focus on economic
development in the Asia Pacific region,
working with disciplines across campus.
An important feature ofthe centre will
be the Management Research Library,
which will provide study and classroom
facilities. The centre will be located
adjacent to the Angus building on the
site of the Bus Stop Coffee Shop and
the old university bookstore. A new
restaurant will be built at the same
location as the old Bus Stop. Funding
for the David Lam Management
Research Centre has been provided by
the David and Dorothy Lam Foundation,
Edgar F. Kaiser Jr., L.O.M. Western
Securities and Peter M. Brown, Royal
Trustco Ltd., MacMillan Bloedel Ltd.,
Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Lee, Geoffrey
Lau, and the government of British
First Nations Longhouse
In response to growing numbers
of First Nations students at UBC, and
to encourage further enrolment, the
Longhouse will provide teaching and
study space in surroundings that reflect
the culture and heritage of First Nations .
people. The Longhouse replicates the
unique Coast Salish style and is meant
to honour the heritage of the First
Nations people who have lived in this
area for thousands of years. Initial
funding for the Longhouse, which will
be located on West Mall across from
the Geography building, has been
provided by Jack Bell and the B.C.
government's matching program.
Sport and Recreation Centre
UBC's winter population of
students and staff now approaches
35,000. The demands on existing
campus recreational facilities have
become overwhelming. The centre will
provide two gyms, dance studios, weight
rooms, racquetball courts and other
fitness areas for the use of students,
faculty and staff. As well, bleachers
and lights will be added to Mclnnes
Field, and the playing field itself will be
upgraded. The War Memorial Gym will
also be upgraded with better seating
and expanded office facilities. UBC
students have committed $5 million to
these projects over a period of five
Chronicle/Spring 1991 9 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦I
The Forest for the Trees
The new Dean takes a look around
On June 30, 1990, Robert Kennedy stepped down as dean of forestry. His replacement is 40 year old
Clark S. Binkley, former professor of forestry in the school of forestry and environmental studies at Yale,
and a leading forest economist. Dean Binkley was appointed the Frederick K. Weyerhaeuser Professor
for Forest Resources Management in 1989. The dean spoke with writer Patrick Lewis on January 22.
Chronicle: I'm surprised that there is a school of forestry
at Yale. Is it well established?
Binkley: It is the oldest continuously operated forestry
school in North America (1900) ... but just barely.
Chronicle: Forestry and forest management have become
topics of particular interest to the public in the last decade. What do you think the effect has been on the faculty?
Binkley: I'm going to give you a rather long and discursive
answer. There's a book by Bill McKibben called The End
of Nature. McKibben argues that man has killed nature,
that even the concept of nature is dead. Even wilderness
areas are now bathed in an atmosphere that is man-influenced. It's an interesting book: he lays out his argument
then asks that, given this situation, what do we do?
He comes to two conclusions: either we become what
is essentially a pre-con-
sumer society or we take
responsibility for the stewardship ofthe earth in a
much more serious and
fundamental way than we
have before. He doubts we
can do the latter so he advocates the former.
Let me offer two comments on that. One is that
his argument is wrong. As long as man has been around
nature never existed the way McKibben thinks it did.
There is evidence of humans introducing fire into ecosystems as much as a million years ago. Humans have had
an enormous impact on nature for a long period of time.
The other comment is that there is now a widespread
and growing public understanding about the human impact on nature. Never before have we had a population
that has understood the first law of ecosystems, that everything is connected to everything else, that cutting down
a tree is somehow connected to salmon spawning. Foresters
understand it—they have been managing ecosystems for
a very long time—and some of them were talking about
these things in the 1930s. But nobody listened.
The change that has occurred, this sudden interest in
what foresters have to say after ignoring them for so long,
has rattled the profession. Now people are not only paying
attention but they're asking a lot of questions that we don't
know the answers to. It's a terrific opportunity for every faculty of forestry, but it is particularly good opportunity for
this one.
Chronicle: How is the faculty responding?
Binkley: We're doing several things but there has been one
unifying point that came from my discussions with the faculty: no one liked our curriculum. Nobody liked the way we
were training undergraduate foresters, so we are changing
it. In fact, just before this interview I met with the three
groups who are working on reforming our undergraduate
Chronicle: What was wrong?
Binkley: I think there were a number of things. From one
viewpoint, it was not broadly enough based scientifically,
with not enough ecosystem knowledge going into
it. From another viewpoint, there was not
enough social science in
it. Human concerns,
such as the cultural, economic and business values of forests, and the
questions of professional
and environmental ethics, had been pushed too far outside the curriculum. The
concerns were broad-based. I don't think anybody had
anything good to say about any particular facet ofthe program, so we needed to change. And we are. This faculty is
committed to a major revision.
Chronicle: What is the time frame for the revision?
Binkley: I'll say something now that I'm sure is going to get
me into trouble. One of my frustrations is that things move
so slowly. We have to present a very elaborate proposal to
the Senate and it takes a long time to get that together. I
don't know if it's inappropriately elaborate, but it sure as
hell slows us down, and we don't need to move slowly now.
I'm hoping that the committees will have reports with the
broad outlines of the changes by the end of the academic
year. We need to move very rapidly.
Right now the envisioned curriculum has two major
'To have a great forestry
program you've got to
have a great university"
****************** * * ****************
elements. One is the undergraduate
Bachelor of Science in Forestry, the
professional degree where you get registered by the Professional Foresters
Association and are able to design
harvest plans and so oh.
It's hard to put a single title on the
second major element. I call it a program in conservation just to have a
title to hang on it. It's for people who
are interested in parks and natural
area management, in working for environmental interest groups, or for consulting companies. The requirements
for accreditation as a forestry program
and the requirements to satisfy the
professional standards board in B.C.
are fairly strict. It puts a lot of constraints on people who are interested
In learning about forests but aren't
interested in registering as professional
foresters. And frankly, for many jobs
they don't need to know that much.
I always have to remember that
when I use the term forestry I can get
myself in trouble. I now understand
that the closest synonym to forester in
B.C. is logger. But that's not what I'm
talking about when I use the word.
Forestry is about the stewardship of
forested landscapes so that they can
sustain their productivity over the long
haul. And that's what I think the public, given the choice between living in a
pre-consumer society and being active
stewards of the forest, is going to vote
for. That's what forestry is supposed to
be about and that's what our faculty is
going to be teaching.
Chronicle: Criticism is sometimes levelled at the faculty for being too closely
allied to the forest Industry in the province. Would you like to comment on
that and on the faculty's relationship
with environmental organizations?
Binkley: It's interesting because if you
talk to the guys who run the forest
products industry their big complaint
is that the faculty doesn't pay enough
attention to their needs, that we're irrelevant, that nobody calls us up because we don't work on problems industry is Interested in. And of course
we get the counter claim as well, that
we're in industry's pocket,
I think the truth is that forestry, as
a profession, is feeling pressure because it has been slow to realize that
public expectations have changed. The
industry, the ministry of forests,
foresters, the whole shooting match,
are all under the same intense scrutiny. I think we get blamed for a lot of
things that aren't really our responsibility. I'm much more interested in
creating a vision of the future than
working over the past.
What the faculty ought to be doing
here is creating the scientific context in
which reasonable policy decisions can
be made. Environmental interest ^-oups
have a big stake in those policy decisions, and it's important that the work
we do includes all the stake holders.
Chronicle: Is it fair to ask the new Dean
where his faculty ranks in comparison
with other forestry faculties?
Binkley: It's fair to ask, and I'll even
answer it, but you may want to be
skeptical about it.
Forestry research and education,
but particularly education, faces the
same crisis in leadership that the profession does. There are great expectations of what we need to do to change,
but there aren't any exemplars of what
we ought to become. Right now I don't
think there is a leading forestry faculty.
To have a great forestry program
yotiVe got to start with a great university. Forestry faculties draw on other
faculties and you can't have forestry
sitting off by itself. If it is, it can't be a
great program. Botany, zoology and, in
fact, anthropology and sociology departments are central to what we do.
We have to be able to draw on the
faculty members in those departments,
if not for teaching then for their expertise to figure out what it is we ought to
be teaching. Not that many universities can have a preeminent forestry
At UBC we are blessed with an
outstanding university and an opportunity to do something important. Forestry is important here and people
want the problems figured out, they
want It done right. With support from
the province and the community, we
can figure it out and we can do it right.
The fact that people are expecting
a lot from us gives us a challenge to respond to. We are trying to take the
leadership and set the framework for
the discussions about forest policy in
this province and, indeed, in the world.*
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V m      rom anthropology to social work, the trend in
^     _■*» UBC's faculty of arts is to research an increas-
§    in_ly wide range of issues, often from an inter-
■    disciplinary viewpoint. Scholars in the social
^^^^/   sciences and humanities are expanding the conventional boundaries of their fields and raising
new questions about traditional subjects.    Across the
faculty, research topics are varied and approaches eclectic.
And researchers are receiving recognition for their accomplishments nationally and around the world.
Canada and Abroad
f'~*\ esearchers in the arts are opening up a
/L J world of opportunity for UBC. In the anthro-
/^^ I \ pology and sociology department, scholars
^__^ % investigate subjects ranging from economic
* anthropology to mythology. Patricia
Marchak, sociologist and dean of arts, has conducted extensive research in B.C. fishing and forestry industries, and
anthropologist Richard Pearson has delved into Asian archaeology, winning a Killam Award, two Social Sciences and
Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC) awards
and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
To illustrate the breadth of investigation in economics,
department head John Helliwell notes that the work of the
microeconomist ranges "from the construction of abstract
theoretical models to grappling with everyday economic
problems." Distinguished scholars also pursue research in
public finance, economic development, international economics, labour economics, economic history and other
On the basis of publications and citations, UBC's
economics department is recognized
as the first-ranking research department in Canada, and second
only to the London School of Economics among all universities outside the United States. Research
by faculty members has netted the
department three Fellowships of
the Econometric Society, two major international prizes in economic
history, six Killam or Biely Research
Prizes, and other honours.
Another top-ranking department is geography. The department has received four Killam prizes.
The most recent recipient was Geraldine Pratt for her work on the
nature of urban social geography.
An outstanding contribution by
Scholars in the Social
Sciences and
Humanities are putting
UBC on the map
by Dona Sturmanis
a UBC geographer is the Cole Harris-edited Historical
Atlas of Canada, funded with a multi-million dollar SSHRCC
grant. "The Atlas transformed our understanding of the
roots of Canadian geography," says head Olav Slaymaker,
who is also acting director of the Sustainable Development
Research Institute (SDRI) and incoming president of the
Canadian Association of Geographers. Also expanding
geography's horizons are Gordon McBean, chair of the
World Meterological Organization's Scientific Committee on
Global Climatic Change; Terry McGee, a world leader in
Pacific Rim urbanization and David Ley who is an expert on
the social geography of Vancouver. Another new area,
interdisciplinary work on censorship, is being pursued by
Klaus Petersen. The department's newest acquisition is
Derek Gregory, "probably the most widely quoted working
geographer in the academic world on social theory and
historical geography," says Slaymaker.
"People are looking back to see where we came from,"
says head of history Richard Unger. "Students are interested in international history, historical relations, diplomacy and politics." The department focuses on European
history, Canadian social history and Asian history. Courses
in the latter area are conducted in cooperation with Asian
studies. The department also plays a major role in the
multidisciplinary international relations program.
'The department of political science includes and has
graduated many distinguished thinkers," says head Donald
Blake. 'That makes it difficult to single out individuals."
Even though it is the smallest social sciences department,
it produced the second largest number of graduates in 1988-
Minister of Justice Kim Campbell and former Prime
Minister John Turner are both political science alumni.
Other outstanding contributors
include former department head
Alan Cairns, "one of Canada's leading experts on Canadian
constitutional matters," now research director of the MacDonald
Royal Commission on the Economic
Union and Development Prospects
for Canada; Kal Holsti, a highly
decorated specialist in international
relations theory and Paul Tennant,
a specialist in local government and
aboriginal politics.
The department is a major force
in research in Canadian politics.
The National Election Study is located here. As well, in conjunction
with the UBC institute of international relations, the department is
12 Chronicle/Spring 1991 Patricia Marchak
Dean of the Faculty of Arts
Top: Geography head Olav Slaymaker;
middle: Cole Harris, geography;
bottom: French head Larry Bongie
awarded yearly grants by the Department of National
Defense for its work on military and strategic programs.
Asian studies, one of UBC's fastest growing academic
areas, is the focus of much scholarly investigation. In the
department of Asian studies itself, researchers explore
languages, literatures and civilizations. Whether it is
Edwin Pulleyblank's work on the ancient forms of the
Chinese and Indo-European languages or Ashok Aklujkar
and Kenneth Bryant's computer programs in Indian studies, the research activities are many and varied.
Also connected with Asian studies through its work
with the institute of Asian research is the school of community and regional planning (SCARP). In 1990, SCARP
established a Centre of Excellence in International Development, funded by a $6 million grant from the Canadian
International Development Agency (CIDA). Students and
faculty conduct research on Asian planning with partner
institutions in Thailand and are launching similar projects
in China and Indonesia.
atricia Marchak, appointed dean of
arts on July 1, has built a solid and well-
deserved reputation as a thinker, researcher, writer and administrator.
She graduated from UBC with a BA in
English and sociology in 1958, edited The
Ubyssey in 1957-58, then lived for four years in
Vienna where her husband William was posted
with the Canadian Embassy. Back in Vancouver in 1965, she resumed her studies and
completed a PhD in 1970, and taught in Arts
I for two years prior to teaching full-time in the department of anthropology
and sociology.
At the time of her appointment as dean, Marchak was professor and
head of the department of anthropology and sociology. She also sat on the
editorial boards of the Canadian Journal of Sociology and B.C. Studies, was
a member of the B.C. Selection Committee, Cecil Rhodes Scholarship Trust;
chair of the Canadian Studies Committee of the Shastri Indo-Canadian
Institute; member of the Social Sciences Advisory Committee to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO; on the board of directors of the Cedar Lodge
Society; member of the UBC Advisory Committee on Multiculturalism and on
various other community and UBC committees.
As a sociologist, she has acted as past-president of the Canadian
Sociology and Anthropology Association as well as numerous other executive and editorial positions. She was honoured with an "Outstanding Contribution" award by the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association at
the Learned Societies Conference in 1990.
In addition to more than 60 invited speeches and keynote addresses and
some 40 conference papers to national and international assemblies, Marchak's
publications include Ideological Perspectives on Canada (three editions). In
Whose Interests: An Essay on Multinational Corporations in the Canadian
Context, and Green Gold: The Forest Industry in British Columbia, a winner of
the John Porter Award and named "one of the most outstanding academic
books of the year." Together with other faculty members, she directed
research on B.C. fisheries and co-edited/authored Uncommon Property: the
Fishing and Fish Processing Industries in British Columbia.
Influencing all of Patricia Marchak's activities is a deeply felt belief in the
crucial importance of research in the arts. "We are not teaching 'how to do'
something," she says, "but are ultimately trying to encourage people to think
critically, to be aware of the contexts of information and be broadly
informed. Our hope is that our graduates are constantly reinforming themselves, that 20 or 30 years later, they are still reading, updating and
remodelling their thinking."
Dedicated to training professional planners at the postgraduate level, SCARP offers the largest doctoral program in
community and regional planning in Canada.
Languages and Literature
f"^^^^^ he study of languages and literatures is another
I /   of UBC's strong suits.
" I      "The department of English is one of the larg-
/ est departments on campus," notes head Her-
■^™*^ bert Rosengarten. Some 3500 students take
English 100 in first year. In addition to teaching, faculty
members currently edit three journals, and sit on the
editorial or advisory boards of 23 publications.
Over the last five years, English faculty honours included three Killam Research Prizes; six Senior Killam
Research Fellowships; three Alexander von Humboldt Fellowships; the first Alumni Prize for Research in the Humanities and various SSHRCC awards. Recent books published
Chronicle/Spring 1991 13 by faculty members include W.H. New's
A History of Canadian Literature
and Warren Stevenson's Poetic
Friends: A Study of Literary Relations During the English Romantic
The study of classics has taken
members of that department far afield.
Hector Williams, first director of the
Canadian Archaeological Institute in
Athens, has been involved in excavations at Mytilene on Lesbos and at
Stymphalos in Arcadia. A recent biog-
'Ofthe 44 fulltime people in the
psychology department, more
than half receive operating
grants from NSERCC"
raphy of the Roman Emperor Gaius
Caligula by Anthony Barrett was reviewed in the New York Review of
Books, Atlantic Monthly and the New
York Times.
In the small but active department
of linguistics, Patricia Shaw researches
the languages of Northwest Coast
Indians, and Michael Rochemont studies the Bantu language as well as grammar theory. David Ingram received a
Killam Research Prize in 1989 for his
work on language acquisition.
The French department is headed
by two-time Killam recipient Lawrence
Bongie, best known for his 1987 book
The Love of a Prince, an account of
Bonnie Prince Charlie's adventures in
France. In 1983, Bongie's work on 18th
century French studies garnered him
the French government award, Officier
de l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques.
Also noteworthy is Ralph Sarkonak's
two works on 1988 Nobel Prize winner
Claude Simon and Frank Hamlin's work
on place names in the French province
of Herault (winner ofthe Albert Dauzat
prize in 1982).
The Germanic studies department,
encompassing  areas  of study  from
modern German language to Scandinavian literature in translation, is the
first language de-
  partment     on
campus to use
language instruction. Head
Edward Momin
points out the
contributions of
Michael Batts,
_ president of the
International Association of German Studies; Marketa
Goetz-Stankiewicz, who has made
Czechoslovakian playwrights known
in English; and Peter Stenberg who
just published Journey to Oblivion:
The End of the East European Yiddish and German Worlds in the Mirror
of Literature.
Hispanic and Italian studies focus
on Spanish, Portuguese and Italian
language and literature. Head Derek
Carr is a specialist in medieval Spanish literature; Antonio Urrello has
written extensively on Latin American
literature; Marguerite Chiarenza is one
of the best known North American
specialists in Dante studies. Stefania
Ciccone is director and principal author of a major series of studies on the
0  .
history of the Italian language.
The mind and society
f^^^^^ fiirty-six per cent of research
I t   funds granted to the fac-
" I     ulty of arts go to psychol-
J ogy, says head Richard
■^""^ Tees. Over the past five
years, its professors have won nine Killam Research awards. Research runs
the gamut from biopsychology to perception, cognition and environmental
psychology. Of the 44 fulltime people
in the department, more than half receive operating grants from NSERCC,
the Natural Science and Engineering
Research Council of Canada.
Clinical psychology accounts for
one-quarter ofthe research work done
in the department. One of the stars in
this field is Jack Rachman, a Killam
winner working in the area of panic
disorders, obsessions and compulsions.
He is also editor of two journals on behaviour therapy.
"The department probably has the
best developmental psychology group
in the country," adds Tees. Michael
Chandler specializes in cognitive development in children; Killam Faculty
Research Fellowship winner Janet
Werker studies "motherese," how
mothers talk to infants and children;
Tannis Williams looks at television's
effect on young people.
"Over the past ten or 20 years, we
have grown so much. This is an exciting time in the intellectual history of
the department," says Tees.
"Applied ethics is certainly a leaning in the department of philosophy,"
says acting head Howard Jackson. "We
consider questions of environmental,
business and medical ethics." Michael
McDonald was recently named to the
Maurice Young chair in applied ethics
and head ofthe UBC centre for applied
ethics; Peter Danielson is applying
computers to ethical decision making;
Sam Coval and student Peter Campbell
have developed a computer program
that can be used as a tutorial in courses
in the faculty of law.
"Although a small unit of the faculty of arts, the department of religious
studies has a record of distinguished
scholarship," says acting head Donald
Paterson. 'The academic mission of
the department is to examine the
phenomenon of religion and the religious experience in all its aspects." In
recent years, research highlights have
included examination of early Buddhist texts; historical research of early
20th century church unions in Canada and publication of a definitive
concordance of Islam's holy book, the
continued page 16
14 Chronicle/Spring 1991 eft ^Snoxt c^ridoxu  or ins, crfxt^  ot    LLlBc
A liberal arts education has been the focus of post secondary studies in B.C. since Vancouver College
ran courses as an experiment tn 1899. The UBC Curriculum Committee, struck to develop a broad liberal
arts programme for the new university in 1915, developed English history, geography, economics, philosophy and language courses for the first year of operation in 1915.
Social sciences and humanities programs have maintained a strong presence and have made a huge
contribution to UBC's reputation over the years. The following brief history shows the breadth of scholarly
work done at UBC, but cannot begin to indicate the volume of that work. Original research in the social
sciences and humanities at UBC is on a par with that at the best universities in North America.
f "1 y BC's formative period
I m / in the '20s and '30s
f      m       M     was marked by growth
■     M     and scholarly accom-
\,S^^ plishment. The department of education was
formed, and a new two-year social service diploma was launched. The French
department in the '30s was compared
favourably with the department at Oxford University. Books and articles by
scholars of the day were widely published and were well known.
Faculty made an impression outside academic circles. Carrothers studied currency and monetary economics
and became chairman ofthe provincial
Economics Council, and Angus served
as member of the Royal Commission
on Dominion-Provincial relations.
In 1939, commerce became a
department by itself with E.H. Morrow
as head.
Arts curriculum continued to grow
during the early '40s, and in 1942, the
B.Ed, degree was created. At the same
time, both Slavonic studies and social
work were organized under departments of their own. The faculty of law
was created 1945, and history's Soward was appointed director of a new
international relations program. Soward kept up his scholarly work during this period with the publication (as
co-writer) of Canada in World Affairs -
The Pre-War Years.
Other publishing scholars included
Clark, who wrote Jean Racine, and
Howay, Sage and Angus with their
British Columbia and the United States.
During 1947-48, as returning soldiers swarmed to UBC, more than one
hundred new courses were added to
the curriculum, from Chinese external
policy to courses in post-war reconstruction.
The student population boomed in
the late '40s and early '50s, and by
1951, the schools of commerce, education, home economics, social work and
graduate studies had been established.
The Massey Commission of the
early '50s reported that social sciences
and the humanities were severely underfunded. Later in the decade, however,
Some early UBC VIPs:
top, Garnet Sedgewick;
bottom, Henry Angus;
right, John Howes.
increased funding came from the
Humanities Research Council, the Carnegie and Rockefeller foundations, and
the Canada Council. As a result, more
new courses were developed in the literatures of Germany, France and
English speaking Canada, and in biblical literature, Greek history, aesthetics and semantics.
New studies began on various topics
including Native peoples' issues, labour relations and the economy. Also,
UBC's Asian courses burgeoned, with
seminars and research topics devel
oped in many areas. By 1958, nine
Asian studies courses were listed in
the calendar, including advanced
courses in Japanese and Chinese languages.
The school of community and regional planning was established in 1953,
and education (headed by Neville Scarfe)
and commerce became faculties. Other
new departments included economics
and political science, anthropology,
criminology, sociology, philosophy, geography, geology and psychology. By
1957, UBC had become the second
largest English speaking university in
continued page 16
Chronicle/Spring 1991 15 A Short History of the Arts
continued from page 15
Canada and had an operating budget of $9 million.
As baby boomers reached university age through the '60s and '70s,
UBC, like universities all over North America, experienced another period of
rapid expansion. The school of library science opened in 1961, with
accreditation by the American Library Association three years later. Also in
1961, the department of Asian studies was established, with William
Holland as head. The sixties also saw the establishment ofthe departments
of Hispanic and Italian studies.
Research flourished in the arts during the 1970s, and departments
grew in strength and importance. Social work's Henry Maas wrote the important text, People and Contexts: Social Development from Birth to Old Age;
archeologist Charles Borden excavated at the Musqueam reserve, uncovering matting and basketry dating back 3000 years. Peter Suedfeld, psychology head in the '70s, conducted landmark research in environmental
psychology and sensory deprivation.
Research monies and grants grew during the early 80s. The Bank of
Montreal set up a new commerce chair, the seventh chair in the faculty in
three years. Such chairs involved endowments of between $400,000 and
$900,000. The Max Bell Foundation awarded $628,500 to support projects
in the faculty of law, the Institute of Asian Research (IAR), and the Westwater Research Centre which focuses on water and natural resources management. In 1983, UBC received a $500,000 grant from the Vancouver Foundation for its social sciences and humanities programs.
Asian studies got a further boost in 1986 when a teaching and research
position in Korean studies and a new Indonesian Resource and Policy
Centre were set up with funds of nearly $1 million.
During the mid '80s, budget cuts severely affected many programs.
Courses of study were curtailed in education and commerce, and the existence of an entire school (the school of family and nutritional sciences) was
temporarily thrown into question.
But scholarly work carried on unabated. As the decade drew to a close,
linguist Carolyn Johnson debunked the myth that blind children learn language more slowly than sighted children, and Nancy Waxier-Morrison, professor of sociology and social work, with her colleagues, found that single
working women have a better chance of surviving breast cancer than married women. Researchers at the Child Study Centre, in conjunction with
Douglas College, conducted a joint nation-wide study of employer attitudes
to child care. It was arguably the first time a Canadian university and community college had collaborated in research.
Arts research and scholarly work has been a dominant feature of UBC's
history, and will gain even more prominence in the next century.*
The Museum of Anthropology
he UBC Museum of Anthropology is internationally known for its innovative
architecture, unique display techniques and extensive collections. Staffed
permanently by 17, including five joint appointments with the dept. of anthropology and sociology, the museum provides the largest museum training
program in the country, from
undergraduate to the PhD level.
In 1989, the Museum of Anthropology received the "Tourist
Attraction of the Year in Canada" award from the Canadian
Travel and Tourist Industry—overall attendance in 1989-1990 was
150.682. Last year, the Museum
opened a new gallery to house a
600-piece European ceramics collection donated by Walter C.
Koerner, the strongest ceramic
collection west of Toronto.
Diversity in the Arts
continued from page 14
"In 1989-90, the family science
program was identified as one of the
best on a per faculty member basis, in
North America," says director Daniel
Perlman of the school of family and
nutritional sciences. Dealing with four
major areas of study—family science,
dietetics, home economics and nutrition—its 14 faculty members published
94 different items between 1987 and
1989. Says Perlman, "I believe that one
can justifiably conclude that the school's
faculty is a productive lot."
Delving into society's trends are
researchers in the school of social work,
the third oldest school of its type in
Canada. At the moment, clinical studies relating to social problems and the
study of social development are predominant. Says Glenn Drover, past
head and professor in the school, "These
are difficult times for social work. The
demand is greater and greater but
political and public support is becoming less and less. It's a real squeeze."
Projects range from Kathryn McCan-
nell's work on child abuse in rural
areas, Frank Tester's study of Northern Arctic Inuit response to post-war
social and welfare services and Sharon
Manson Willms' survey of housing
resources for people with AIDS.
Keeping an eye on the myriad
changes in the world today is the school
of library archival and information
studies, now in its 30th year, notes
director Basil Stuart-Stubbs.
The school's master of archival
studies program is now ten years old.
The only two-year Masters degree
program for archivists in North America, the program's influence is strongly
felt in the archival profession. "It has
changed the standards for archivists
at home and abroad," says Stuart-
Stubbs. Graduates work in broadcasting, libraries, archives, software companies and publications.
[      J       /  BC's   reputation   as   a
\     §      m    world leader is in no small
MM     part due to the contri-
f __X|_i^ buttons of academics in
^"^ arts faculties. We have
tried to give readers an idea of the
scope and impact ofthe scholarly work
being carried out in UBC's social science and humanities disciplines. In
future issues of The Chronicle, we
will profile many of these disciplines,
and focus on those men and women
who are bringing the world to UBC.»
Dona Sturmanis is a Vancouver
freelance writer. Additional research
by Constance Brissenden and Jim
16 Chronicle/Spring 1991 75th Anniversary Celebrations
U t>C/ letter people frolicked over fields and down boulevards, visitors
ate barbequed salmon in front of the bookstore, and faculty and staff
pedalled used computers and old books at the S.U.P.E.R. Sale.
What was it? UBC's 75th Anniversary year celebrations. And what a
celebration it was! People came from as close as Point Grey and as far
away as England. How many came? It's impossible to count, but two
events show the tip of the iceberg: 200,000 people came for Open
House, and 5,000 showed up for the S.U.P.E.R. Sale.
The year began with a mass student display of the letters, "UBC" in
February (see the cover of our Spring, 1990 issue), followed by Open
House in March, Discover Summer and Homecoming in September. In
between there were over 400 events and celebrations including a festival
of sports, plays and fine art displays and the Pacific Coast Music Festival
which brought over 3,500 high school musicians to campus for a two day
Homecoming included reunions and a Gala Great Trekker Dinner, this
year honouring Pierre Berton. The Great Trek Relived gathered members of the classes of 1916-27, including 27 men and women who
walked in the Great Trek. They retraced the Great Trek by bus, then
settled in at Cecil Green Park for lunch and a reception.
Also during Homecoming, the Association honoured 75 outstanding
UBC grads. Over 250 alumni and friends drank tea and ate cake on the
back lawn of Cecil Green Park, and applauded these alumni.
The next few pages show a sampling of the good times had by all.
Homecoming Parade (from top, clockwise):
Engineers being bad, as usual; Nursing taking care;
Pharmacy pushing pills (they threw vials of mints to
the crowd); and Law, chasing an ambulance.
Chronicle/Spring 1991 17 18 Chronicle/Spring 1991 Alumni 75th Anniversary Award Winners
On the afternoon of September 23,
1990, the Association held a tea on the back
lawn of Cecil Green Park to honour 75 illustrious graduates of UBC. Of those 75,
fifty were able to attend and, with family and friends, produced a party 250 strong.
David A. Anderson, LLB'62
Walter G. Hardwick, BA'54, MA'58
T. M. (Mike) Apsey, BSF'61
Cole Harris, BA'58
Mary Ashworth, BA'60, MEd'67
Sholto Hebenton, BA'57
Gurdev Attariwala, BA'56
John F. Helliwell, BCom'59
Michael Conway Baker, BMus'66
Alice L. Weaver Hemming, BA'28
S. Ronald Basford, BA'55, LLB'56
Jack Hodgins, BEd'62
Alice J. Baumgart, BSN'58
James D. Horsman, BCom'59, LLB'60
George Bowering, BA'60, MA'63
Andrew Horvat, BA'68, MA'71
Marcia A. Boyd, MA'74
Richard G. Lipsey, BA'51
Barbara A. Brink, BA'63
J. Ron Longstaffe, BA'57, LLB'58
Vernon C. Brink, BSA'34, MSA'36
Alan A. Lowe, DMD'72
G. William Broadley, BA'59, MA'70
Russell T. Mark, BCom'76
John (Jay) D. W. Brown, BCom'60
Patrick L. McGeer, BA'48, MD'58
May Brown, MPE'61, LLD(Hon)'87
George L. Morfitt, BCom'58
W. Thomas Brown, BA'32
Eric P. Nicol, BA'41, MA'48
Grant D. Burnyeat, LLB'73
James (Jamie) E. Parker, BMus'85
John J. R. Campbell, BSA'39
Michael A. Partridge, BCom'59
Kim Campbell, BA'69, LLB'83
Raymond J. Perrault, BA'47
Margaret A. Campbell, BA'47, BSN'48
Arthur Phillips, BCom'53
Margaret Catley-Carlson, BA'66
George J. Puil, BA'52, BEd'57
Nicola Cavendish, BA'77
Sheila Purves, BSR'79
Charng-Ven Chen, LLM'69
Eve T. Savory, BA'69
Anthony C. B. Cheng, MD'67
Alfred J. Scow, LLB'61
Raymond Chow, BEd'64
Winston A. Shilvock, BA'31, BCom'32
Donald R. Clandinin, BSA'36, MSA'37
Josef P. Skala, PhD'73
Albert R. Cox, BA'50, MD'54
Yam Pin TAN, MBA'65
Barbara L. Crompton, BEd'72
Audrey G. Thomas, MA'63
Katherine I. de la Roche, BA'47
Homer Thompson, BA'25, MA'27, LLD(Hon)'49
Wendy K. Dobson, BSN'63
Rosalie L. Tung, MBA'74, PhD'77
Andrea L. Eng, BCom'78
John N. Turner, BA'49
Ann Farris, BA'59
David H. Turpin, BSc'77, PhD'80
John A. Fraser, LLB'54
Louanne C. Twaites, BSP'53
Bruno B. Freschi, BArch'61
George M. Volkoff, BA'34, MA'36, DSc(Hon)'45
E. Davie Fulton, BA'36
Gloria Cranmer Webster, BA'56
Joseph A. F. Gardner, BA'40, MA'42
L. Allan Williams, LLB'50
Ian S. Gartshore, BASc'57
Robert J. Young, BSA'50(Hon)
H. Dickson Hall, BA'76, MA'80
Joseph S. K. Yu, MBA'71
Michael F. Harcourt, BA'65, LLB'68
Chronicle/Spring 1991 19 Elections
Elections 1991
Hhe Alumni Association is managed by the
Board of Directors. UBC graduates help set the
direction of the Association by annually electing its officers. The Senior Vice President automatically becomes President the following
year. The Treasurer is elected for a one-year term, and
Members-at-Large are elected for two years.
The Board ensures a full slate of candidates. In selecting nominees, we search for people who will bring
a broad range of experience and perspectives to the
All five positions on the Board have been filled by
acclamation as per section 7.02 of our Constitution
and Bylaws. We appreciate the commitment these
candidates make to the university and its graduates.
Officers 1991-92
David Coulson, BComm'76, LLB'80
Senior Vice President
Martin J.G. Glynn, BA, MBA'76
Past President
Mel Reeves, BComm'75, MSc'77, LLB
Ronald S. Orr, C.A., BComm'80
Members-at-Large 1990-92
James Stich, BSc'71, DMD'75
Jim Whitehead, BA'62, MA'68, MSc, PhD'87
Members-at-Large 1991 -93
Stanley B. Knight, BEd'62, MEd, PhD
Margaret Lees McTague, BA, MA'85, LLB'88
Joan E. Webster, BRE'80
Senior Vice-President
Martin J.G. Glynn, BA, MBA'76
Alumni Activities: Board of Directors, UBC Alumni Association, 1990
Community Service: President
& Director* ("until 1989), Hong
Kong - Canada Business Association, 1984-87; Chair, Fund
Raising Committee, Financial
Sector, B.C. Children's Hospital, 1989
Occupation: Senior Vice-President, B.C. Region, Hong Kong
Bank of Canada
Ronald S. Orr, C.A., BComm'80
Community Service: Big Brothers of Canada, 1986-88
Occupation: Chartered Accountant, Certified Public Accountant
Stanley B. Knight, BEd'62, MEd, PhD
Campus & Alumni Activities:
Board of Directors, Finance
Cttee, 1990; Gnup Mem. Athletic Scholarship Cttee, '79-87
Community Service: MOSAIC,
Pres., Past Pres., 1981-88; Pres.,
UN High Commission for Refugees, Canadian Advisory Cttee,
1986-88; Vancouver Foundation, Education Advisory Cttee,
Occupation: Asst Deputy Chair:
Pacific Region, Immigration and
Refugee Board of Canada
Other Reps to the Board of Directors
Under our constitution, people may be elected or
appointed in the following categories: The Executive Director; chairs of committees; Faculty Association representative; 1 convocation senator; 1 representative of the AMS; and any other position the
Board may designate.
Margaret Lees (Peig) McTague, BA, MA'85, LLB'88
Campus & Alumni Activities:
Chair, Great Trekker Dinner
Cttee; Member, Board of Directors; Liason, AMS/Alumni Board
of Directors; Recipient, UBC 75th
Anniversary Medal; Vice-Chair,
Open House Committee
Community Service: Director,
Pavlova Foundation; Treasurer,
Executive Committee Member
and Board Member, B.C. Coalition for the Disabled
Occupation: Lawyer
Joan Elizabeth (Pilcher) Webster, BRE'80
Campus & Alumni Activities:
Chair, Sport Festival at Open
House, 1990; Member: Homecoming Cttee, 1982-89; Divisions Council, 1983-87; Alumni
Student Affairs, 1983-85
Community Service: Coordinator of Registration/Timing
Systems, Van. International Triathlon, 1986-87; Member, Intramural Recreation Assoc. Conference, Vancouver, 1983-84
Occupation: Assoc. Dir. UBC
Intramural Sports Program
20 Chronicle/Spring 1991 Welcome back to our Class Acts
feature! Due to the cancellation
Class Acts
of our Winter issue and the publishing of our special 75th Anniversary edition, we have not run
Class Acts since Summer 1990.
Because of the many submissions
received in the intervening period, we are running this section
in a smaller type than usual. We
apologize for this, but we felt it
important to include everyone
who had written.
F.K. Grimmet BA'32 moved to Kelowna after more
that 50 years in Sardis, BC.
Peter J. McTavish BComm'41 is a retired insurance
broker. He is married with 4 children and 6 grandchildren. He enjoys world travel and piano ... Rev.
John M. Pollock BA'44 retired after 14 years as a
minister with the Presbyterian Church at Mission
and 29 years at Hamilton Road Church in Ontario.
Austria and Permanent Representative of Canada
to the UN, Vienna ... Stephanie J. Lowther BPE'56
returned to BC after 30 years in Saskatchewan and
Alberta. She is living in Sicamous after a career as
a psychologist with the YWCA and the Alberta
government... Jim Taylor BA'58 received an honorary doctorate from United College, a United
Church seminary in Montreal... John N.Woodworth
BA(Arch)'52 has been named a member of the
Order of Canada. He was cited for his efforts as national chairman of the Nature Conservancy of
Canada and work in the acquisition and preservation of ecologically significant lands, and for protecting historical sites. He was also the architect for
Okanagan College, Kelowna Campus.
Apologies to Grace d'Arch BA'29 for reporting her
graduating year as 1926 in the last Class Acts... Dr.
Joe E. Kania BASc(GeoEng)'26,MASc(GeoEng)'28
recently married family friend Florence Taylor ...
Clare (McQuarrie) McAllister DipSocWork'27 has
earned a string of awards in the last few years: Honorary Citizen of the City of Victoria; the Canadian
Volunteer Award; Heart of Gold Award; Social
Work Pioneer, from the BC Association of Social
Workers and Honorary Life Member from the BC
William Dent BSA'58, MSA'68 and wife Marilyn Dent
BHE'58 have moved to Saskatchewan. Bill is the
president of the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance
Corporation, after 32 years with the Alberta De-
partmentof Agriculture... Russell G. Fraser BASc'58
is BC's Attorney General ... Col. W.E. (Bill) Grant
BA'56. now residing in Ottawa, retired after 37
years in the Canadian Armed Forces. Recent
postings were in Brussels, Prague and Seoul ...
Douglas Henderson BA'56 was elected the only
non-Mexican member of the Mexican Academy
of Science in recognition of his contributions to
Mexican science ... Gene Kinoshita BArch'59 has
been practicing architecture for the last 25 years in
the Toronto/Hamilton area. He is with Moffat,
Kinoshita Associates Inc.... Edward (Ted) Lee BA'54,
LLB'55 was appointed Canadian Ambassador to
Nicholas R. Bawlf BArch'63, of Bawlf Cooper Associates, was appointed to the 1991 Architect Registration Examination Committee Boards... Dr. Rich
Becker BSF'68. MSc'71 married Chilean Maria
Manriquez. and they now have two sons... Lorna
Mae Campbell BEd'64 is a principal in Toronto and
president of the Public School Principals' Association for 1990-91 ... Bette (Bunton) Copeland BSN'60
now works at St. Paul's Hospital as coordinator of
the prenatal department... Jane E. (Muskett) De-
Brock BSN'64 is working on her MSN and is coordinator of osteoporosis research at the U. of Washington Medical Center. Her son John is 3 years old
... Dr. John Diggens BSc'68. DMD'72 has been
elected president of the College of Dental Surgeons of BC ... Pamela (Croil) Friedrich BA'67 is
administrative director, department of laboratory
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medicine, at Lions Gate Hospital... William Guthrie
BASc'60 is in Fiji where he volunteers his time as a
teacher in maths and physics for blind students.
Until last year, he was in Papua, New Guinea,
where he worked for 23 years in rural development
... Robin Leech BASc' 63 is looking for a 1963 Totem.
name your price. If interested, call him at (403) 452-
1311 ... Robert B. Mackay BComm'64. an attorney
with Russell and DuMoulin, has been elected vice-
president elect, marketing & sales management
of the American Marketing Association ... Marianne (Tovell) BA'65 and George Muir BSF'64, LLB' 77
announce the opening of their art gallery, Wilsden
Galleries, in Courtenay, BC... Marilyn Sharp BHE'64
has been elected to the executive of the Canadian Western Agribition, Canada's largest agricultural fair... Art Smolensky BSc'87, one of UBC's first
student senators, known as a campus radical,
believes futures trading embodies his personal
philosophy of small "I" liberalism, so he has
launched Global Futures in Vancouver... Dr. Reginald C. Stuart BA'65, MA'68 won the Albert Corey
Prize for the best book on Canadian-American
relations published 1988-90 from the American
and Canadian Historical Associations for his book,
United States Expansionism and British North America 1775-1871
Keith L. Abbott BEd'74, after a 2-year arctic experience, moved back to Lantzville.BC ... Rob Anderson BA(Hon)'78 went on to receive his LLB from
Osgoode Hall. He is now a senior economist with
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Consumer and Corporate Affairs in Ottawa. He is
married with three sons... Tom Balabanov BSc'74 is
a systems programmer for BC Central Credit Union.
He is married with 2 boys and 2 girls ... William
Bulholzer MA'73 is now articling at McCarthy
Tetrault after returning to UBC to complete an LLB
... Janis (Craig) Connolly BA'73 is editor of the
Alumni Gazette of the University of Western Ontario. Husband Jim Connolly BA'73 is vice-president, conservation and marketing administration
at London Life ... Margaret (Warcup) Dediluke
BSR'72 is married with 3 children. She is at the
Terrace Child Development Centre and in private
practice. She is president of the Licencing Board
for Chartered Physiotherapists in BC and is on the
interim governing council for the new U. of Northern BC ... Jim Doyle BA'79, LLB'82 became a partner at Harper Grey Easton & Co, in 1990 ... Bruce
Elmore BComm'75 has been appointed senior
vice-president of finance for Greyhound Lines of
Canada Ltd., director ofthe Better Business Bureau
of Calgary and S. Alberta and of the Junior
Achievement Club of Calgary ... Cheryl Phyllis
(Bray) Funk BRec'77 has moved to Winnipeg with
her family to study landscape architecture ...
Michael Galbraith BSc'77, LLB'81 became president, North American operations, of the Bayshore-
Pacific Group of companies ... John Hawkins
BA'74, MA'76, MBA'78 has his own HR consulting
firm, MRI Management Resources, after working as
director of HR in Blackcomb ... Apologies to Ben
Heppner for an error in his degree and year of
graduation in the last issue of the Chronicle. It
should have read "BMus'79" ... Charles A. Hulton
BSc'70 is director of finance and administration at
Gottsman Jones & Partners lawyers in London.UK...
Alfred C. Kwong MBA'73 was elected deacon of
the Fookien Evangelical Church in Richmond. He is
a partner with Smith. Flynn. Staley, an accounting
firm ... John Lenaghan BA(Hons)'71, LLB'78 is now a
partner in the law firm of Lenaghan Gahagan Pickering Carhoun in Surrey ... Chris Levelton
BComm'75 is a purchasing manager for BCIT ...
Maureen L.A. Lundell BA'79, LLB'82 is a partner at
Harper Grey Easton 8c Co.... Lambertus Moes BA' 77
and Wieke (Nap) Moes BA' 84 were married in 1984
and now have three daughters... Darrell Noakes
BA'79 is director of community relations at the University of Saskatchewan, He married U. of Regina
grad Colleen Gnyp in 1990 ... Patricia (Elsener)
Parker BEd'72 moved to Kamloops in early 1990.
She hopes to start teaching soon ... Melanie A.
Perkins BASc'79 was the first female to graduate
with a PhD from the Waterloo engineering department. She specialized in transportation engineering... Dorte (Christensen) Pittaway BA'77 has been
employed in various capacities by the Nanaimo
Region John Howard Society since obtaining an
education certificate from UBC in 1984 ... Mike
Plotteoo BASc'77 has founded The Information
Store, an online research and consulting firm
based in Victoria ... Eleanor (Foster) Protheroe
BSc'79 obtained her MD in 1983. She is with her
husband, also an MD. and son in Lesotho serving as
a medical missionary ... Robert Slade BSc'76 is
manager of INtegrity, a computer security and
"anti-virus" topic area on the new SUZY information
system at the Department of Fisheries & Oceans...
Dr. Paul R. Sanberg MSc'78 is the director of neuros-
cience and scientific affairs at Cellular Transplants
Inc. in Providence, RI... K. Angela White LLB'70 and
Arthur R. Monahan BA'70 were married in September, 1989 and are residing in Vancouver.
Brian Atagi BSc'84 is a fisheries officer in Surrey with
the Department of Fisheries & Oceans ... Andrea
Bakker BPE'83, BEd'90 has gone professional as an
athlete, performing in springboard and high diving
shows in Europe and North America for the last 3
years ... Blair Beaton BComm'84 has been transferred to Sydney, Australia with Price Waterhouse
as an audit manager for two years ... Teresa
Bergstrom BComm'86 is a brand manager in
Madrid, Spain. She and her new husband are
interested in starting a Canadian university club in
that country. Jnteresado?: contact the Alumni Association ... Dean R. Brox BASc'85 has completed a
master's degree in engineering rock mechanics at
Imperial College in London. He is working in Hong
Kong with Charles Haswell and Partners... Susan M.
Carhoun BA'84. LLB'88 is a law partner in Lenaghan
Gahagan Pickering Carhoun in Surrey ... Kathleen
(Corbett) Carswell BComm'80 was married in 1989
and is now living in Surrey. She is employed at the
Workers' Compensation Board and working on her
ultralight pilot's license ... Shirley (Persson) Carter
BSN'80 is at the 100 Mile House health unit after
having been a public health nurse in Kelowna for
8 years... Nancy Chilton BA'87 is a sales promotion
coordinator at radio station C-ISL 650... Lucy Chow
BA'87 recently became marketing coordinator for
the alumni career and employment service for the
University of Toronto ... Bruno Daniele DMD'83 has
retired from dentistry and was to have been operated on for a brain tumor. Praying for Dad's recovery are sons Patrick and Anthony and wife Lois
Lochhead BSR'84 ... Evelyn David BA'87 works for
Delta Air Lines at the Vancouver International Airport as a senior customer service agent and as a
cargo sales agent ... Betty (Helsdon) Edwards
BEd'83 has completed a 4-year course on theological relection, has had a poem accepted by
Interior magazine and a song accepted by country/soft rock singer Dolly Gilson ... Craig A. Ferris
BA'86, LLB'89 was married to Shelly Hager in 1990...
Alex B. Filuk BSc'83 is finishing his PhD in physics at
the U. of Maryland. He married a CPA in May, 1990
... Linda Freed MA'60 was named public administrator of 1990 by the Alaska Chapter of the American Society of Public Administrators. She is married
and the mother of 2 children ... Ruth Janine
Freedman BComm'82, MSc(BusAdmin)'85 returned to UBC as a faculty member after completing her PhD at Stanford ... Michelle B. Fuchs BA'86
has been awarded an LLB from Osgoode Hall. She
is articling with the Vancouver firm of Peterson,
Stark and Fowler... Chris Fulker BA'82 is doing grad
work in political science at UBC after teaching
English is Nantou, Taiwan ... Suzanne (Hawkes) Gill
BSc(Agr)'84 is on leave of absence from her position of federal meat inspector in order to join
husband Peter (Preet) Gill BSF'83 in Moose Jaw,
where he has been training to be a jet pilot in the
Armed Forces... Ivan Haffenden BA' 84 is now a bureaucrat with the government of Toronto. Attorney
General's department... Ellen Hall BHE'80 has won
a Ruth Binnie scholarship. She is currently enrolled
in the master's program in curriculum and instruction at UBC. She is also teaching home economics
22 Chronicle/Spring 1991 Class Acts
in Surrey ... David Hewitt BArch'86. Gilbert Tan
BArch'77, and Paul Kwasnicky BSc'80, BArch'85
are pleased to announce the forming of Hewitt
Tan Kwasnicky Architects Inc. ... David Howes
BASc'86 is living in Salmon Arm where he works for
Western Industrial Programming ... Don Hilton
BEd'84 is working on a project for the NWT Department of Health, tracing TB patients of the 40s, 50s
and 60s who were sent south for treatment and
never returned to the north ... Geoff Hughes-
Games BSc(Agr)'86 works as regional soil specialist
with BC Ministry of Agriculture 8; Fisheries ... Don
Hutchinson LLB'88 has been appointed legal adviser for the Salvation Army, Canada and Bermuda
territory... Irene (Plett) Jantzen BComm'82 is at the
Vancouver School of Theology, working for an MTS
... Hilary L. Johnston BA'86 has been on staff with
the Hunger Project since 1988. She is learning to
love Toronto, but knows where home is... Susan E.
Keller MLS'82 married in October after moving
back to Alberta ... Sue Kennedy BEd'86 is now
working as a customs officer based at the marine
terminals in downtown Vancouver. She graduated from the Customs College in Quebec ...
Miriam (Yapp) Kobbeltvedt BA'88 is married to a
gentleman from Malaysia by way of England. She
is studying for the paralegal profession ... John F.
Kozak BASc(GeoEng)'81 received an MBA from U.
of Western Ontario in 1989. He returned to Calgary
after "flirting" with New York and "helping to run an
oil company" ... Carol Lam BEd'85 was married to
Kevin Dick in 1985 ... Karen Larsen BHE'80, MEd'88
is home economics department head in the Langley School District, where she has been working
sincel981.Sheisa past president of the BC Teachers of Home Economics Specialists Association ...
Bob Lawrence BASc(ElecEng)'84 got his PEng and
is working at BNR in Ottawa. Bob and wife Justyna
have two children ... Lee (Traaseth) Lesack
BASc'82 was silver medallist in the Uniform Final
Examination written by candidates for the chartered accountant profession ... Dr. Chee-Kit Looi
MSc'84 received his PhD in artificial intelligence
from the U. of Edinburgh in 1988 ... Veronica
(Wargo) Lowrie BComm'87 will restage her 1990
Arizona marriage to Ray Wargo in Vancouver in
June 1991. She is representing Bourassa Canadian
Water in Scottsdale ... Anne Maclean BA'81,
MAS'87 is working at the U. of Victoria archives,
arranging and describing literary papers and
manuscripts... Catherine (Lockhart) Mann BSR'81
moved to Victoria with her husband and 2 children. She is working part time at the Victoria Arthritis Centre ... Andrea McCallum BPE'87 has just returned to Vancouver, after living at Whistler ...
Ralph D. McRae BComm'80, LLB'81 is now practicing law with Fraser & Beatty. He is heading up the
firm's insolvency and corporate reorganization
department in Vancouver... Anka Milikic BEd'84 is
a lawyer in Walnut Creek, CA. She received her
law degree from Willamette School of Law in Oregon ... Marianne Moore BSc(Pharm)'82 is now assistant director of pharmacy at the BC Cancer
Agency in Vancouver ... Naomi Pauls BA'83 married Brian Gerbrandt in June 1990 at Cecil Green
Park ... Brian E. Pearson BLA'89 has been working
with Catherine Barris Associates since graduation
... Dr. Paul Phillips PhD'85 is a lecturer in chemistry at
Okanagan College. Wife Julie Ourom MLS'79 is
manager of the Yukon Public Libraries in Whitehorse (they commute) ... Alan Ports BComm'84
married Mary Kwong in 1987 and moved to Vernon, where he is now a manager with Peat Marwick Thorne ... Ellen L. Ramsay BA'80 was appointed assistant professor of art history at York
University after receiving her MA from Leeds and
PhD fro University College in London ... Allisa
Ritchie BSc'85 was married in August 1990 to Brett
Peters ... Bruce C. "Robby" Robertson BA'85
worked in Mainland China for two years after
graduation, obtained his MBA from the Wharton
School of Business and is now working for Procter 8c
Gamble in Cincinnati ... Neal Roese BSc'87 received his MA from the U. of Manitoba and is now
working on his PhD at U. of Western Ontario... CM.
Ann Rogers BA'86, MA'88 is doing a PhD at Lancaster University in the UK. She is doing so with the aid
of several scholarships ... Robert J. Ross BComm'83
is brand manager with Canada Packers in
Toronto. Wife Alix McLeod BComm'84 is a financial
analyst with the TD Bank ... Gregg A. Saretsky
BSc'82, MBA'84 has been transferred to Calgary to
assume the position of director. Pacific Rim marketing with Canadian Airlines ... Rob Seversen
BA'83 and Susan Affleck BA'82 are living in Tasmania. They are expecting their first child ... Jill Shelley
BSc'87 was married to Michael Ummenhofer in
1990. They are residing in Williams Lake ... Allen A.
Soltan BComm'80, LLB'83 is back practicing law
with Davis 8c Co., where he has been since 1984.
He took a year's leave of absence to complete his
LLM at Columbia University... Brent A. Sutton BA'85
is a research associate in the financial research
program ofthe Conference Board of Canada in
Ottawa ... Beth Sywulsky BA'87 moved to Melbourne. Australia and is employed at
Telemecanique Pty Ltd. ... Deanna Thompson
BComm'86 is an account representatiave for
CTG- British Telecom ... Paul Tompkins BComm'82
was married in August 1990. He is working for
Manulife Financial in Toronto ... Michael Vanchu
BComm'83, MBA'87 is principal marketing specialist for the industrial services division of Honeywell in Ajax. Ontario ... Jonathan Voon
BASc(ElecEng)'81 was tranferred to Calgary
headquarters of Esso Resources Canada Ltd. He
is employed as a telecommunications engineer
... David Zindler BComm'83 was married to Heidi
BundtonJune 17,1989. David is vice-president of
Datran Clinical Support Systems Inc.
Michelle Anfield BA'81 and David Turner, a
daughter Alexandria Judith ... Dan Aspinall
BComm'75 and Barbara Cox BPE'73, LLB'76, second son Paul Severiano, January 17 ... Michael
Bayrock BSc'85 and Fiona Bayrock BComm'86, a
son Jonathan Michael Andrew, May 11 ...
Michael Berris BComm'80 and Maureen (Dyson)
Berris BSc'80, BArch'85, a daughter Kaitlin, May
24. Alessandra (Cusinato) Bortolazzo BA'84 and
Louie Bortolazzo. first son Matthew, May 1 ...
Margot Campbell BA'75, MBA'77 and Geoff
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Chronicle/Spring 1991 23 Langill. third son Ross Edward Campbell Langill,
May 15... N. Larry Campbell BComm'61 and Holly
(Hannigan) Campbell BHE'75, a son Alexander
Lachlan, October 27 ... Bill Cheung BASc'88 and
Emily (Cousins) Cheung BASc'88, a son Benjamim
Kin On, February 20 ... Gordon Debruyn
BASc(CivEng)'79 and Janice Dianne Wiens
BSW'79, a first child Alexander James, October 13
... John Gregory BComm'75 and wife Hilde (admin-
instrative assistant to Executive Director of the
Alumni Association), a boy Andrew John, born on
December 14, 1990 ... Kevin J. Hardy BSF'83 and
Mareil Pohl Hardy, a son Tyrone Jody. June 21 ...
Nigel Harrison BSc'83 and Leanna (Cousins) Harrison BSN'86, a son Zachary, June 1989 ... Stella
Holliday BA'79 and Raymond Clements, a son
Bradley Albert, January 23. 1990 ... Ryan Huston
BA'79, BArch'83 and Irish Huston, a second child
Alana Kathleen, March 10. Sister Kara Maureen
was born October 21, 1987 ... Sharon (Clarke)
BEd'78 and Gary Jardine BA'78, Maley Lyn in 1989
and Britt Lee in 1990... Holly (McRae) Jones and Phil
Jones, a son Conlan, March 5. A brother for Dalton,
August 19, 1988 ... Audrey (Desautels) Kasdorf
BEd'84 and Tim Kasdorf BSc'82, third child Ryan
Anton, April 11 ... Ted Lea BSc'70 and Lora Lea, a
daughter Janna Kristine, April 12 ... Kelly (Cox)
McArthur BA(Hon)'86 and Peter McArthur, a
daughter Mary, June ... M. Scott McBeath BASc'78
and Kerri (Reilly) McBeath BA'86, a first child David
Cameron, June 12 ... Alexander MacGuire BSc'87
and Mary Ann MacGuire, a baby boy Nicholas Al-
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BSc(Pharm)'73 and Susan Clark BSc(Pharm)'73, a
third daughter Danielle Teresa. September 14 ...
Alex MacWilliam LLB'85 and wife Paula, a son
Cameron Alexander, November 29, 1989 and
brother Andrew Jay on March 25, 1990 ... John
Paige BASc'85 and Joanne Paige, first child Dennis
John Paige, September 9, 1989 ... Ken Reesor
PhD'86and Helen Reesor, first child Rebecca Ann,
May 18 ... Jane (Kerr) Tufnail BEd'80 and Hugh
Tufnail, second daughter Allison Erin, February 6 ...
Robert J. Wallwork BASc(CivEng)'73, MEng'80 and
Joan (Stiles) Wallwork BEd'75, a son Andrew John,
August 8. 1988 and a daughter, Katherine Joan,
March 31, 1990 ... Rodger Welch BASc'82 and Lor-
rie (Sedun) Welch BASc(ChemEng)'82, MEng'85, a
daughter Elizabeth, November 18,1989... Michael
T. Yates BSC'79 and Jul C. Yates, a daughter Jana
Loree, June 23. A sister to Dru Everett, born April 30,
1988 ... Leslie (Hornby) Zenger BSc'77 and Ed
Zenger, a third child Peter Alfred, June 18.
In Memoriam
Terrence Keith Amis BLS'70, July 19. 1990 ... Landscape photographer Ellis Anderspn MA'59 died
August 22,1990 in a tragic automobile accident...
Reginald S. Anderson BASc'48 died on August 15,
1990. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Anderson
Stewart James Andrews BASc(MechEng)'50
passed away on July 15, 1989. He was a native
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British Columbian. His studies were interrupted from
1943-46 by WWII when he served in RCAF in India
and Burma. His career took him to mining communities all across Canada where he gained experience with many diverse minerals and ores, preparing him for his position with Wright Engineers in 1970
and his travels to Latin America, Europe, Burma
and China. He is survived by his five children (3 of
whom are UBC grads) and his wife, Isobel who is
currently enrolled as a 2nd year arts student at UBC
... Lillian June (Boyd) Baldwin BA'38 died on May 9.
1990... Ralph H. Ball BA'26. MA'28 passed away on
October 28, 1989 ... Peter Marshall Bark MLS'82
passed on November 17, 1990 after a lengthy
illness. Peter received his BA and law degree from
Queens University. He worked for three years as a
legal librarian and also as a legal researcher for
Vancouver law firms. He was an active member
and speaker for the Canadian Association of Law
Librarians and a founding member of the Vancouver branch. He sang in the Vancouver Bach Choir
and was an active member of St. Paul's Anglican
Church. He will be missed by his parents, twin sisters,
twin brothers and many other family members as
well as by his dear friend. Richard Ford ... Robert
Baylis BASc(Eng)'26 died on February 18, 1990. He
is sadly missed by his daughter Dorothy Jones
BHE'64 and her family ... Jack E. Beech BA'42,
BEd'59 died on November 15, 1990 in the Peace
Arch Hospital in White Rock. He is survived by his
wife Lilian ... Olive Benedict BEd'61 died on July 19,
1990 ... Joseph Howard Bennett BASc(MetEng)'42
died on August 26, 1990... Frank D. Bradner BSc '43
died on February 7,1990 following a short illness. He
was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity ...
Ralph MacLachlan Brown BA'31 passed away
peacefully on November 12, 1990 at the age of 81
years. Mr. Brown was a member of a pioneer
Vancouver family. After graduation from UBC, he
had a distinguished career in life insurance. He was
very active in many cultural, sports and social
organizations in his community. He served in WWII
and landed in France on D-Day as a Canadian
Loan Officer serving with the First Suffolk Regiment.
He is survived by his wife Margaretta, his four sons
and their families and by his brother and his family
... James C. Browning BASc(ChemEng)'50 passed
away peacefully on November 2,1990 following a
courageous battle with cancer. He served in WWII
as a flight lieutenant with 136 Wing of the RCAF,
City of Edmonton Squadron 418. He was awarded
the Pilot's Flying Badge, the Canadian Volunteer
Service Medal and Clasp, the 1939-1945 Star and
the France Germany Star. Following the war he attended UBC. Jim worked in the oil industry in Saskatchewan and Alberta for 30 years and retired
from Union Oil Canada in 1979. He will be sadly
missed by his two sons and their families. He was
predeceased by his wife and by a son who died in
childhood ... Sylvia (Frith) Budden BA'22 passed
away at the end of last May... Margaret Anderson
(Baynes) Cannon BASc(Nurs)'33 died on January
8, 1990, just nine days after her sister Doris Lillian
(Baynes) Wooliams BA'26 Morris Carrell BA'50
died unexpectedly June 2,1990 while hiking out of
the Carmanah Valley. He came to Agassiz from
Scotland in 1925 with his family and out of his experiences in the relief camps of the 1930s, became a
life long socialist. He served in the Royal Canadian
Navy 1941-45 and then entered UBC, becoming a
teacher in 1951. He taught in many schools in the
24 Chronicle/Spring 1991 Vancouver area until his retirement in 1979. Poor in
his early life, he travelled extensively upon retirement. He was well-loved and greatly respected by
family, friends and former students. His is survived
by his wife of 47 years, Sheila, his son and daughter
and their families and many other relatives... Betty
Bail (Colton) Clouston BEd'68... Francis A. Delaney
BA'49 died on July 24, 1990. As well as at UBC, he
studied at St. Mary's University, Regis College and
College de Immaculee Conception. He taught
philosophy and religion at Langara from 1962 to
1984 ... Robert J. Donald BASc'35, MASc'36 passed
away on June 13, 1990 ... Donald Hudson Duncan
BSA'50 died on January 30, 1990 ... Mabel K.
Dunham DipAdEd'75... Leslie Leroy England BA'49.
LLB'50 died on June 5, 1990. Les was educated at
the Royal Military College in Kingston and at UBC.
His military career included militia service 1935 to
1939, action with the South Saskatchewan Regiment during WWII in the Dieppe raid and the Normandy invasion. His peace time service was with
the Judge Advocate Generals Branch in Canada
and abroad. He continued a career with the
Public Service as legal advisor to the National
Parole Board and work in the Privy Council office.
Les leaves to cherish his memory his wife Charlotte,
their six children and four grandchildren ... Frederick James Ennis BEd'64 passed away on April 21.
1990 ... Charles J.S. Farrand BA'26 died on May 26,
1990 after suffering a heart attack. He was 86 years
old. Mr. Farrand was one of the original Great
Trekkers. He graduated in math and science with a
post graduate year in chemistry. However, he
decided to enter the field of law, and after articling with Coolins and Green and being called to
the bar, he began a private practice in Vancouver. He served during WWII, first on loan to the Royal
Navy and then with the Canadian Navy during the
blitz in the North Sea activity and later as second in
command under Commander Leighton at the
Halifax Naval Station. He ended his duty with the
rank of Lieutenant Commander. He then resumed
practice in Vancouver. In 1959 he was appointed
Registrar of Land Titles in Kamloops and later in New
Westminster, Mr. Farrand served as secretary ofthe
Vancouver Conservative Party and as a director of
the Children's Hospital. He is survived by his wife
Emelyn Farrand BA'38, MA'43, his sister and several
niecesand nephews... Richard Keith Found BA'33,
MA'40 died on March 23,1988. He is survived by his
wife Viola... Evelyn M. (Daniel) Fritzke BA'51 passed
away on October 8,1990... John E. Gibbard BA'24.
MA'37. BEd'46 passed on in his 90th year on November 4, 1990. He was a teacher for 30 years at
Magee High School, a professor for 15 years in
UBC's Faculty of Eduation and was active in teachers' organizations, the Vancouver Historical Society, the UNA and the peace movement. He was
predeceased by his first wife Kathleen and is survived by his second wife Gladys, a daughter, a son
and 2 grandsons ... James Seggie Gold MA'50
passed away on February 21, 1990. He is survived
by his wife Shirley ... Gertrude Goodman BSN'70
died on June 14. 1990 ... Catherine M. (Christian)
Gray BA'89 ... Gilbert Cecil Gray BA'50 died on
October 25. 1990 ... Wilfred George Grimble
BASc'45 May 13, 1990 ... Claudine P. (Tait)
Hambleton BA'29 passed away on July 19, 1990 ...
Robert W.C. Hamilton BSW'47 died on July 16,1989
... Irma Koren N. (Deering) Hammill BSc(Pharm)'54
died of cancer on July 11,1990. She is survived by
her husband Gordon ... Ella Rey (Hardy) HasweN
BA'30 passed away on April 1, 1990 ... Nlrmal S.
Hayer BComm'86 in an automobile accident in
1989... Duncan Walker Heddle BASc(GeoEng)'49,
MASc(GeoEng)'51 died the morning of December
8,1990. He worked in mineral exploration from the
time he left school until his retirement in 1981, and
he valued the many friendships he made there.
Duncan is survived by his wife Marilyn, son Murray
and daughter Libby along with her family, and a
sister and her family ... Dr. Roger B. Hicks BA'46
passed away in July 1990 ... Sarah Holmgreen
BEd'63 ... Marjorie (Peel) Hyndman BA(Arch)'31
passed away on January 2. 1991 in Victoria. She
was predeceased by her husband Ernest Hyndman BA(Arch)'32 in 1976. She is survived by her two
daughters Barbara (Hyndman) Whiteside
BA(Arch)'57 and Dr. Terry Crawford ... Minerva E.
Janssen BSW'48 ... Rhoda Jeffers BEd'57 died on
August 9. 1990. Rhoda was greatly loved and
admired by her pupils, their parents and her fellow
teachers and principals. Many of her former students, some of them grandparents now, kept in
touch with her over the years. She received accolades from principals and schools. She founded a
bursary at North Delta Secondary ... Jean W. (Tait)
Jure BA'43, DipSocWork'44 passed away in June
1989. She is survived by her husband, Roy Jure
BA'33 ... Dr. Ladislav Leo Kansky BSc(Agr)'54,
MSA'55 died in Campbell River on September 8,
1990. He was born in Czechoslovakia. He graduated from the U. of Prague in 1939 with a degree in
agricultural engineering. He was then the direc-
torof Nettuky Farms for 10 years. In 1949 he emmi-
grated to Canada and worked at the Douglas
Lake Ranch. He then attended UBC, and went on
to Oregon State U. for his PhD. From 1956 to 1982, he
managed the UBC Research Farm near Oyster
River. Under his management, the farm was developed according to the will of the late Barrett
Montfort. Leo was a great inspiration to the many
students who spent summers on the farm learning
the skills of animal husbandry and agronomy. Dr.
Kansky is survived by his wife, his sister, his son and
3 grandchildren ... Elizabeth Jean (Lang) Landrey
BA'48, BSW'49 died on August 12, 1990 ... Dr.Arthur
Lang BA'27, MA'28 passed away on July 19, 1990.
He graduated with honours in geology and went
on to obtain his PhD from Princeton. He joined the
GSC in 1930 and worked on the Canadian Shield,
in the Alberta foothills, in central BC (Houston,
Manson Creek and Barkerville). In 1948 he became chief of the radioactive resources division of
the GSC which later became the mineral deposits
division. The GSC has instituted the Lang Lecture, to
be given annually at the Minerals Colloquium, in
his honour... Hugh Bosdin Leech BSA'33 died on
November 8. 1990 in San Rafael. California. He
died of Alzheimer's Disease, but he had a long and
brilliant career as scientist. He worked at the Canadian Forestry Lab for ten years before moving to
California, where he worked as a coleopterist
(beetle specialist) at the California Academy of
Sciences at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.
Hugh published almost 350 scientific papers and
sections of books, described 51 new genera, spe-
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cies or subspecies and had 84 species or subspecies named in his honour. He will be missed by
many ... Clarice Lee DipPubHlth'59 died in May
1990 in Singapore during a short vacation. Her husband is establishing a nursing scholarship in her
name.. M. Geraldine (Seto) Louie BA'40 died early
in 1990. Kenneth K. McCallum BA'50... Dr. William
Douglas McCauley BA'44 in Victoria on September
24,1990. After graduation. Dr. McCauley served in
the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve during WWII
and was on convoy duty between Halifax and
Ireland during 1945. He graduated from the U. of
Alberta in 1949 with his MD. He arrived in the
Cowichan Valley in 1950 and practised medicine
until his retirement in 1989. He was past chief of staff
of the Cowichan District Hospital and was school
physician for the Shawnigan Lake School for over
30 years. He is survived by his wife Bernice, six
children and eight grandchildren ... Archibald
McGugan BA'55 died on September 5, 1990 ...
Georgie McKay BA'30 died on November 18,1990
... Donald E. McLellan BComm'47 passed away in
May 1990. He is survived by his wife Marjorie ... Dr.
Howard O. McMahon BA'35, MA'37 died of heart
disease at the age of 75 on August 5, 1990. After
studying at UBC, he earned his PhD at MIT in 1941.
He was a research associate at MIT until he joined
Arthur D. Little, the international management and
technology consulting firm in 1943. He was co-
developer of the Collins Helium Cryostat, a mechanical device for liquefying helium gas for use in
extreme low temperature physics research. He
was the recipient of numerous awards and cita
tions during his career and the author of many
papers and articles on low temperature physics.
While still an undergraduate, Dr. McMahon acquired the first of many patents for the widely used
bubbling Christmas tree candle. In a 1969 interview by the Boston Globe, he told a favourite depression-era story about how selling the patent for
this device to a neon sign company earned him
the $ 100 he needed to go back to university in the
fall. He was predeceased by his wife, and leaves
behind three children and three grandchildren ...
Margaret Elsie (Reid) Marsh BA'27 died on August
12,1990, She became an English and social studies
teacher and taught for 10 years, first in Terrace and
then at Templeton Junior High School in Vancouver. She is survived by her husband Thomas B.
Marsh, son Thomas Reid Marsh and daughters
Etanda Jean Groome BSN'63 and Margaret Mary
Edith Groome BPE'65 ... William Richard Mead
LLB'48 died with dignity on November 23, 1990,
surrounded by his loving family. Before serving as
an officer C.A.S.A. in the European theatre during
WWII, Bill attended Dalhousie University. He graduated with UBC's first law class in 1948 and subsequently practiced law for 40 years in Vancouver.
He will be missed by his wife Beryl, his two sons and
his daughter, by his mother Elizabeth and other
close family members ... David Charles Miller
BASc(GeoEng)'59 ... M.H. Bill Morfey BComm'49.
BA'60 passed away on January 30,1990 ... Sharon
O'Brien BA'84 passed away on September 27,
1990, a victim of leukaemia ... James O'Neil
BSc(Agr)'35, MSA'38 died in Calgary on February
15,1990... John ParksBASc(For)'50... Dr. Alfred Vye
Parminter BA'43. MA'64 died on September 20,
1990. He was a member of the Faculty of Education at UBC from 1962 until retirement in 1982. He is
survived by his wife Connie BA'35, MA'43 and son
John BSF'75, MF'79... Dr. Norman William Frederick
Phillips BA'33, MA'35, a retired research scientist,
passed away on September 7,1990. He was a lifetime honorary member of I'Ordre des Chimistes du
Quebec, Dr, Phillips was co-inventor of a process to
produce magnesium metal and there were numerous patents in his name relating to aluminum
production. As a retiree he lived in Andorra, returning to Quebec 3 years before his death. He is
survived by his wife, three children and five grandchildren ... Myles Ritchie BA'36, BSA'39, MSA'39
passed away during the fall of 1990. Mr. Ritchie
moved to Florida in 1949 and was a professor
emeritus in education at Florida State University at
the time of his death. At FSU he specialized in
instructional media, including cinematography
and graphic arts and was known as an innovator
in media instruction. He retired from the university
in 1981. He was active in the Optimists' Club and
the Masons... Leslie Wilson Roberts BEd'47. MA'48
passed away in Calgary on August 9, 1990. Born in
Calgary, Les attended UBC following overseas
service with the Canadian Armed Forces. He
taught with the Calgary Board of Education for 27
years, retiring in 1979 as principal of Lord Beaver-
brook High School. He served as a member of the
Calgary General Hospital Board for 19 years, 8
years as chairman and was awarded the Queen's
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Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977 for outstanding public
service in education and health care. The Leslie
Wilson Roberts Chapel at the Peter Lougheed
Centre of the Calgary General Hospital was dedicated in his honour in September 1989. He is survived by two daughters, three sons and five grandchildren ... Margaret Ann Rose BA'46, BSW'47 died
on October 18, 1990 ... Mabel L Seaton BEd'61
passed away in May 1990... Wallery Michael Sergy
BA'51 died on May 12,1990 ... Mary Alice (Woodward) Seymour BEd'64 was killed three years ago...
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BASc(For)'50 March 1990 ... Katherine J. (Thurston)
Smith BA'49 ... Ruth (Cheeseman) Short BA'34.
BASc(Nurs)'35 passed away on June 11, 1990. She
left behind 6 children and her husband, with whom
she would have celebrated her 50th wedding
anniversary on Dec. 25, 1990. Her family writes that
"throughout her life, everything she did was for
others. She had all of the qualities we all strive for,
but seldom reach."... Jack Kenneth Stathers BA'55
died July 1, 1990 at the age of 57 years. He is
survived by his wife Mary-Lou, 2 sons and their families, his mother and his grandmother. Mr Stathers
was Executive Director of the UBC Alumni Association from 1970 - 72 ... Bergie Thorsteinsson BA'36,
BEd'55 passed away peacefully on November 5,
1990. After UBC, he attended the U. of Washington
where he obtained his MBA. He was an outstanding leader in his chosen profession, eduation. With
the Dept. of Northern Affairs, he was instrumental in
setting up the educational system in the Northwest
Territories and the arctic. He will be missed by his
wife, his son and family ... William Tomkinson
BA(Hons)'37. MA'40 died in his sleep on October
23. 1990. In 1939. after graduation from UBC. Bill
joined the service of the International Pacific
Salmon Fisheries Commission, retiring in 1979. He
was a Sergeant in the (then) New Westminster
Regiment; a past commodore and life member of
the Royal City Yacht Club and a past commander
and life member of the Canadian Power Squadrons. Bill enjoyed cruising the waters of the BC
coast with his family. He loved his music and books
and was especially interested in Canadian and
local history. He is survived by his wife Louisa (Babs),
his two sons and their families and his sister and her
husband ... Douglas Anthony Turko
BASc(ElecEng)'51 passed away on April 20.1990...
Wade W. Tynan BA'64 ... Dr. Brian Webster MEd'74
died on February 26,1988. He is survived by his wife
Therese... Dr. Roy D. Whitaker PhD' 71 passed away
in October 1990 in Victoria. He had been suffering
from Lou Gehrig's Disease for several years ... Dr.
Jack Wigod. associate professor emeritus of English, died on July 21, 1990 in Jerusalem, Israel. He is
survived by his wife Edna, who continues to reside
in Jerusalem ... Thomas Garnet Willis BSA'45,
MSA'47 died in Ottawa, December 26, 1990, age
70, after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by
his wife Betty, three daughters, two sons and six
grandchildren. Tom was the founding superintendent of the Range Experimental Station at
Kamloops. He then served as executive assistant to
the assistant deputy minister for external aid in
Ottawa. He eventually worked for the CIDA, his
specialty being wheat production, sugar cane
and cattle projects. After retiring in 1985, Tom
became a private consultant, still furthering his
committment to agricultural aid. The West Ottawa
Rotary Club, of which Tom was past president, has
set up the "Tom Willis Foundation" for continuing
aid programs... Laura Wilcox BA'26 died in the autumn of 1989 ... Dr. Reginald Wilson BA'29 died on
November 12, 1990. He was predeceased seven
years by his wife Jean ... Gordon Winstanley BA'55
passed away on June 9. 1990 ... Dr. John McKay
Yorston BSA'65 was tragically killed in a car accident in Kelowna on January 23,1990 at the age of
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control of Little Cherry Disease, the development
of verticillium resistant varieties of alfalfa and
Apple Replant Disease. John was a member of the
BC Institute of Agrologists and the Canadian and
American Phytopathological Society.
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The Department of Creative Writing:
A quarter century of poetry, drama and prose
®n 1946, so the story goes, Earle Birney {by then a noted poet) was
offered a position at UBC teaching Medieval Literature. He agreed on
the condition that "I have one course I can believe in, the first stone
in a little shelter for the creative student naked in academia." This first
stone was to be a course in creative writing, unimpeded by the normal
pedagogical demands of the English department.
Whether or not the quote and the circumstances are so much university
apocrypha is not important. What is important is that Birney got his course
and, 17 years later, an entire program to go along with it. Two years after that,
in 1965, the Creative Writing department was formed with alumnus Bob
Harlow named chairman. It was the first autonomous creative writing
department in the world.
In the intervening years (Creative Writing celebrated its 25th anniversary
in 1990), some ofthe bright lights of Can. (and other) Lit. have passed through
the department either as students or as teachers. They include: Jack
Hodgins, Ann Ireland, Daryl Duke, Gary Geddes, Andreas Schroeder, George
Bowering, Lake Sagaris, Dennis Foon, Roo Borson and current head George
Grads from the department have won the Governor-General's Award, the
Commonwealth Poetry Prize, the Chalmer's and British Playwright's Award,
the Seal First Novel Prize, the CBC Poetry Prize, the Atlantic Monthly's
American Short Story prize, and many others.
When possible (and when we get free copies), The Chronicle includes
reviews of work by Creative Writing grads. In keeping with the 25th anniversary of the department, we present three this issue.
Words We Call Home Linda Svendson, Ed. UBC Press, 1990
ords We Call Home is full of poetry, fiction and plays from 69 alumni
I of the Creative Writing department, drawn from the department's 25
year history.
Collecting this work was no easy task, since early departmental
grad records were incomplete. Using the arcane writers' network, Creative
Writing instructor Linda Svendson has done an excellent job of gathering
material from grads all over the world.
The collection features older works such as "Earthquake" by Jack Hodgins,
and "Wolfbane Fane" by George Payerle, and new works such as Jennifer
Mitton's "The Weepers," and 'The River" by Kenneth Dyba.
There are satisfying stories throughout. Genni Gunn's "On the Road," and
Ann Ireland's "The Doppler Effect" introduce us to intriguing, humorous subjects
while Bill Gaston's "Carp" shows a blacker humour. "Marilyn and the Lucky
Penny" is good storytelling by Jill Mandrake, and Andreas Schroeder gives us
"One Tide Over," a story told in a familiar West Coast setting but with a surreal,
menacing undercurrent. "The Stainless Steel Streamliner" by Geoff Hancock will
appeal to anyone who has taken a journey or worked on the railroad.
There is poetry by Morgan Nyberg, Erin Moure, Cynthia MacDonald, E.G.
Perrault, Heather Spears, George Bowering, Andrew Wreggitt, Elizabeth Gourlay, Cathy Ford, Daphne Marlatt and Florence McNeil. Notable among these are
Spear's "Powell Street Bus, Vancouver," which embodies the plight welfare
recipients, desperate but not without hope, and McNeil's "Ghost Town" which
juxtaposes images of giggling tourists with rugged prospectors. Newer works by
Paul Green, Lake Sagaris, Glen Downie, Dona Sturmanis and Richard Stevenson
stand out with their lean language and concern for social contracts. Anyone who
has heard Robert Bringhurst read his poetry will appreciate "Jacob Singing."
Screen and play writing has been a successful part of the program. You'll
enjoy KicoGonzalez-Risso's "Caution: Contents Under Pressure," and "Last Call"
by Morris Panych.
Contemporary authors Sally Ireland, David Evanier, Karen Petersen, Erin
Moure and others disturb the mainstream fringes, dissatisfied with appearances
and obligations.
UBC's creative writers continue to grow in all directions. This anthology is a
digest of UBC's best literary artists. Kate Eliot
Noble Sanctuary Scot Morison,
Doubleday, 1990. $22.95
reative Writing grad Scot Mori-
j son's (MFA'86) first novel,
' Noble Sanctuary, has made
a big splash. It won the 1988
Alberta New Fiction Competition, was
published and distributed by a large
house, and is landing reviews in papers across the country.
Which is all for the good. In these
times of the TV Avar (at this writing the
US-Iraqi war is still vigorous) and political uncertainty in the Middle East,
Noble Sanctuary allows us a personal
view of some of the issues wrenching
that area.
The novel deals with a Vancouver
real estate salesman who falls in love
with a Palestinian woman studying at
UBC. He is absorbed in the West Coast
good life, drives a Beemer, jogs the
Stanley Park Seawall and drinks good
scotch. She, however, is a committed
Palestinian nationalist. When the Israelis invade Lebanon in 1982, she
flees Canada to return to her beleaguered people. Our hero, smitten but
unrequited, chases her there and seeks
her out. He becomes involved with the
war as a medical aid and, slowly, becomes politicized.
The great failing of the novel is in
the characterizations. The hero, Geoff,
is too much a sexist stereotype, and
much ofthe political message gets lost
as we try to rationalize a poorly sketched,
improbable relationship. But the
strength of the novel is its stark description of conditions in Beirut, and
its clear expression of wrongs perpetrated against the Palestinians. The
topicality of the novel compensates
somewhat for the weak characters,
and helps shed light on the problems
ofthe Middle East. CP
The White Line Daniel David Moses.
Fifth House Publishers, Saskatoon
@his second book of poetry by
Daniel David Moses (MFA'77)
is a finely-crafted sequence of
personal observations. If, as
he states, "vision ... is a contagion that
you catch like a cold" then there is no
immunity from the visual virus in each
poem. For Moses, human existence is
part of the landscape, enduring the
forces of nature and the constraints of
society. His poetry offers unique insight into the traditional Canadian
paradigm of the struggle between
humans and their environment. This
book expands on the beguiling chronicle of seasonal poems found in his first
book of poetry, Delicate Bodies, published in Vancouver a decade ago.
28 Chronicle/Spring 1991 Books
Moses sees contemporary society
as alienating its citizens, and praises
aboriginal cultures for the ways in
which they nurture their members. In
such groups, contact is limited to the
clan and therefore all relationships are
more meaningful. Poems such as
"Grandmother of the Glacier" and "A
Shaman Song Predicting Winter" portray characters with a fierce uniqueness and are resolved by an unfailing
unity. Moses has a deep concern for
equality and this viewpoint permeates
his poetry.
These poems link the spiritual and
physical worlds. The white line can be
seen as representing the umbilical cord
of the astral body. There also appears
to be a preoccupation with reincarnation, especially strong in "Song of the
Worm," "Downtown Temperature," "End
of Night," and many others. One tantalizing example is found in the final
verse of "Grandmother ofthe Glacier":
Her body's been swallowed. Ours may be next.
But even though we throw them in, her words
keep surfacing. May ours too be heard from
again — edging some terminal moraine.
The White Line is a fine addition
to contemporary Canadian poetry.
Review  by  Kate  Eliot,   Director,
Canadian Poetry Assoc., Vancouver
UBC Guide to Gardening in B.C. The
Botanical Garden, 1990. $49.95
@his magnificent volume on B.C.
gardening, promised for what
seems like ages, is finally
available. It was worth the wait.
The beauty ofthis book (which, at
nearly 700 pages, is as heavy as a
phone book) is its B.C. perspective.
From soil analysis and pest control
through to landscape design and vegetable growing, B.C.'s micro-climates
are taken into account.
Serious gardeners and weekend
putterers alike will find answers to
their questions in this book, and learn
just about everything there is to know
about plants and how to care for them
in B.C. There is simply nothing like
this book on the market.
The section on tree fruits is especially valuable for its information on
proper pruning techniques, and the
chapter on vegetables will make even
occasional gardeners eager to get
clumps of good, dark earth under their
Copies can be ordered from the
Botanical Gardens by calling (604)
882-2492 or by writing the Gardens at
Ste. 248, 2357 Main Mall, Vancouver,
B.C. V6T 2A2.
I Saw Three Chinas by Molly Phillips BA'29, DipEd'30,
Orca, 1990
oily Phillips was born in China in 1909. The history ofthe land of
j her birth, the tumultuous events that took place there over the last
' 80 years, the story of her parents and her own experiences form
the fabric ofthis book. It is an interesting, instructive read.
Molly's father was an electrical engineer who helped set up the
first power station in Canton, and her mother was a teacher in a mission
school. They left China in 1911, but maintained strong links with the
Chinese community in Winnipeg and then Vancouver. The sense of a
connection was never lost.
Molly Phillips graduated from UBC with a teaching degree at the beginning ofthe Depression. She, along with her fiance, found it difficult to find
work in Canada, but because of her education and background, she was
able to obtain a teaching position in Canton. Her fiance followed later. International events, as well as the budding revolution, made staying in China
impossible. In 1939, on leave to Canada, Molly and her husband were
unable to return to China.
Molly, like her parents before her, did not sever her links with the Chinese community once she was back in Canada. In 1974, after years of applying for permission, she began leading tours to China. The second part of
the book deals with some ofthe far-flung places in China she has visited, the
people she has met, and the different aspects of modem Chinese society. She
deals with such issues as the cultural revolution and the student protests
of 1989. She has a deep admiration for the Chinese people, but acknowledges the immense task that faces them.
Her experiences in the three Chinas ofthe 20th Century make fascinating reading, and provide a unique insight into this huge, complex and ever-
changing country. Dale Fuller
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Chronicle/Spring 1991 29 UBC    Acrostic    Puzzle    #2
by Mary D. Trainer
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When properly filled in, the letters in the box form a
quotation from a UBC book. The first letter of each
answered clue, reading down, form the name of the
author and the title of the book. Solution next issue.
Complete the puzzle and return it to the Alumni
office by April 30, 1991 and you may win one of six
Alumni mugs.
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B.    Canadian fashion
designer: 2 wds.
theology school
D. "Father of B.C."
E. Wrote a UBC history
F.    Lillian's accessory
G.    Easy gait
Estate", TV public
affairs show: 2wds.
I.      B.H.E. degree colour
, he scores",
hockey broadcaster's call:
two words
K.    Long narrative poems
L.    Campus landmark
since 1912: 2 wds.
M.   Acronym for an international
relief organization
N.    Campus theatre studio: 2 wds.
0.    "Brother, can you spare
a   ?"
P.    Term of endearment
Q.    Awry
R.    Canadian literary giant: 2 wds.
S.    Host
T.    Some politicians try
to buy these
U. Football field section: 2 wds.
V. Canadian children's singer
W. Candy
X. Ability to enter
Y. American relative: 2 wds.
2.    Klondike destinations
AA. Socrates' poison
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of the other lacks which were visible on every hand. The most
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