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Agnes Peterson and Alice Strangway
iiiPiiiNiija^ Stay In Touch
How are you doing? Is there a new job, a marriage, a birth, or any
other news you feel might be of interest to your former classmates?
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I^^l (contents
John Diggens encourages alumni to support The
UBC Campaign.
Campaign will have a dramatic impact on the
6 NEWS IN BRIEF Honours, prizes and
receptions highlighted.
12 BOOK REVIEW The Athenians and Their
Empire\s reviewed by Patrick Lewis.
Strangway and Agnes Peterson have busy lives,
which extend well beyond being just "the wife
of...." By Jane Kokan BA(Econ)'84
21 THE UBC CAMPAIGN The biggest
fund-raising campaign in UBC's history kicks
off March 20,1989. By Chris Petty MFA'86
30 OH, TO BE A GEER An engineering grad
examines the myths and realities surrounding
that faculty. By Daniel Murdoch BASc'81
like it will be a busy spring.
Deborah Nicholson
Randy Pearsall
Jane Kokan, Chris Petty, Rochelle van Halm, Daniel
Murdoch, Patrick Lewis
Kathy Boake, Doane Gregory
Louise Carroll
Pacific West Design, 681-5361
Michael Campbell, General Manager
Keirstead Farris, Sales
John Diggens, BSc'68,DMD'72,MSD'79(UW|,FRCD(C)
Lyle Stevenson, BASc'72,MSc(BusAdmin)75
Ann McAfee, BA'62,MA'67,PhD75
Eric Vance, BA'75,MA'81
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David Coulson, BComm'76,LLB'80
Shayne Boyd, BComm'81
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Bill Richardson, BASc'83
Alfred Scow, LLB'61
Godwin Eni, MSc'81 ,PhD'87
Janet Gavinchuk, BComm'77,MBA'86
Oscar Sziklai, MF'61,PhD _4,BSF(Sopron)
Deborah Apps
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' hen I first decided to get involved
in the affairs of the Alumni Association I didn't know if the Association
had elements of an "old boy's or old girl's"
club where members sat around on leather
chairs smoking and talking about the good
old days, or if members donned their letter
sweaters and went off to Thunderbird games
to yell for the home team.
What I found resembled neither ofthe.se.
What I found was a dynamic organization
of staff and alumni volunteers who had a
real passion for UBC. Their energy and
dedication has made it possible for me to
spend, I think, a very productive year as
When my term began, the University was
just beginning to organize The UBC Campaign. President Strangway was working
through the drafts of his Mission Statement,
and his vision of UBC continuing its development as a world-class university was taking
hold. As president ofthe Alumni Association,
I felt it was my responsibility to gear our
organization to the needs ofthe University.
To that end, we began to put a great deal
of effort into improving the international
profile of the Association. We expanded
our Branches program, strengthened our
Divisions and improved our communications
The result has been twofold. Alumni all
over the world are now aware that their
Association is active and dynamic. I have
personally had the privilege of visiting alumni
in Hong Kong, London, and Washington,
D.C, and members of the University administration have visited Branches in other
Second, our relationship with the University has strengthened dramatically. Volunteers
and staff have worked diligently to foster a
sense of cooperation and fraternity with all
levels of the University. We are, after all,
both working for the same end: the advancement of UBC.
Our involvement as alumni in the World
of Opportunity Campaign is essential for its
success. The Campaign will alter the character
and spirit of the campus significantly. With
the establishment of 24 new endowed chairs,
and the construction of new facilities in
science and the arts, the academic vitality of
UBC will be second to none. And with the
creation of new scholarships, bursaries and
fellowships, we will attract the very best
students from B.C., Canada and the world.
We in Canada don't express our attachment
to our alma mater with the same enthusiasm
as people do in other countries. We all
harbour feelings of great affection for our
universities, but we rarely talk about it. The
UBC Campaign is a great opportunity for
you, as alumni, to express that affection.
I would like to thank the members ofthe
Board of Management and the Alumni
Association staff for their support during my
term as president. Special thanks should go
to Deborah Apps, whose hard work, spirit
and positive attitude keeps the whole organization moving.
Don't forget to vote in the Board of
Management elections!
John Diggens, President
The Alumni Association
A s many of you know, we are about to
/__\ launch a major fund-raising cam-
___. ____. paign at UBC. This issue of The
Chronicle contains a short description of
the campaign—its purpose, its goals and its
method—and a few brief profiles of some
of the alumni actively involved in it. This
dynamic campaign (called, officially, "The
UBC Campaign: A World of Opportunity")
will have a dramatic impact on the University.
With a goal of $ 132-million, this is the largest
campaign of its kind in Canadian history.
So far, even before the official launch, we
have raised nearly two thirds of that goal.
Major corporations and individual benefactors from B.C., Canada and around the
world have come to our support. The government of British Columbia is our largest
supporter: They have promised matching
funds to a maximum of $66-million by the
end of The Campaign, over and above our
usual operating grant. The government, and
all our donors, have shown faith and confidence that UBC will maintain its reputation
as a superior university.
I'm excited by this campaign. As you will
see in the article elsewhere in this issue, we
plan to build new buildings, endow new
chairs, establish more scholarships at the
undergraduate and graduate level and improve our ability to compete with the best
universities in the world.
UBC will be a physically different place in
the year 2001. We will have a new concert
hall, a new art gallery, a studio resources
building and an Advanced Materials Field
House. We will also build a new forest
sciences building and a new computer
sciences building, both of which will be
used by many University- groups for cross-
disciplinary projects.
UBC will also be a different place academically by the year 2001. With the new
chairs, scholarships and fellowships, we will
attract the finest students, researchers and
professors from around the world.
But in a very real sense, the University
will not have changed at all, only evolved. If
UBC visionaries like Frank Fairchild Wesbrook or Norman MacKenzie were somehow
able to walk through the campus in the year
2001, they would hardly be surprised. We
are building the University they envisioned;
a multi-disciplinary, highly advanced aca
demic centre where excellence is the standard, not the exception.
But, to me, the most exciting result of this
campaign is that it will improve our ability
to be at the forefront of new research and
development and allow us to provide this
environment to our students. As an institution, UBC has always kept its finger on the
pulse of change. It has not been our goal to
jump on the bandwagon when new and
revolutionary work has been started elsewhere. Rather, we have tried to anticipate
tomorrow's revolution and be its instigator.
Our strength in Asia Pacific studies is a good
example of that ability. We began building
for a dynamic future in this area 30 years
ago. Now that future is here, and we have
one ofthe strongest Asian studies programs
This campaign will allow us to maintain
our tradition as instigators.
Please join us in building this great
Universitv. And welcome to the 21st century. ■
David W. Strangway, President
The University of British Columbia
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Due to an unfortunate set of circumstances,
Class Acts material for the winter edition of
The Chronicle was lost. If you don't see your
announcement in this issue ofthe magazine,
please resubmit your material.
The Chronicle apologizes for any inconvenience.
Amendments to the constitution and bylaws
of the UBC Alumni Association will be presented to members in a special resolution at
the AGM to be held on May 18,1989. These
changes are made pursuant to the Societies
Act and reflect the present structure of the
The changes include an interpretive section for clarification purposes. Terms of reference have been written for the following
new Board of Management chairs: Marketing, Division's Council, Personnel, Heritage, Student Affai rs and Branches. The Awards
Committee, chaired by the Past-president,
is also represented on the board.
Copies of the changes will be available at
the meeting. If members have any questions, please call Deborah Apps at the Alumni
Association, 228-3313.
The Annual General Meeting of the L'BC
Alumni Association will be held Thursday,
May 18, 1989, at 7:00 p.m. at Cecil Green
Park. All alumni ofthe University are invited
to attend.
UBC President David Strangway will address Alumni members, and committee
chairs and executive will report on the past
year's activities. Members will also receive a
copy ofthe Association's Annual Report.
The high point ofthe evening will be the
announcement ofthe Board of Management
election results.
Come meet your new Board, chat with
fellow alumni after the meeting and see the
newly refurbished Cecil Green Park.
For more information, call 228-3313
The Washington, D.C. branch ofthe Alumni
Association was treated to a reception on
January 30, 1989, at the Canadian Embassy
building. David Strangway, John Diggens,
Alumni Association president, and Deborah
Apps, executive director ofthe Association,
were present to host the event and launch
UBC's American Foundation.
The American Foundation has been established to make it easier for UBC graduates
and donors living in the United States to
make donations to the University.
At the reception, President Strangway
announced that the Foundation has been
officially recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a charitable organization and
as such, donations made to the Foundation
can be used to generate tax deductions.
This means that American supporters of
I .'BC can now claim their donations of money
or gifts-in-kind on their American tax forms.
The Foundation is especially important for
corporations and other foundations based
in the U.S. The only way these organizations
can give to UBC and still claim donations on
their tax returns is through the American
The reception was attended by alumni
from all over the Eastern Seaboard. Guests
included this year's Great Trekker Award
winner, Alan Fotheringham, Arts '24 grad
Lillian Gates, and Applied Science '27 grad
Ted Arnold. Jay Brown, Washington Branch
representative, welcomed the guests. Derek
Burney, Canada's new ambassador to the
United States, was also in attendance.
Those graduates living in the U.S. wishing
more information about the American Foundation can contact Jack Range at the UBC
Development Office, 604-222-8900, or write
John Diggens, Canadian Ambassador Derek
Burney and Dr. Strangway at the reception
in Washington, D.C.
the Development Office at 6253 N.W. Marine
Drive, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 2\~?
The UBCGeogmmme newsletter was mailed
in early February to all geography alumni
currently on record at the Alumni Association. If you didn't receive your copy of
Volume 3:1, please contact the Alumni Association or the geography department at
Our first February Fling was held in geography on February 24. Tours of the new
building facilities were given, and keynote
speaker Mike Church gave an upbeat update
on the envirt >nmental challenges facinggeog-
raphers locally and globally. It was a great
opportunity to meet with colleagues, professors and old friends.
The student Geoclub hosted alumni speakers for its annual Careers Night in early
March. This interaction between alumni and
future geography graduates provided insight
into current fields of employment and provoked lively discussion on existing and future
trends. Thanks to all who participated this
The Scholarship Fund for Geography has
now been endowed. It offers an annual bursary of $1,000 for the leading third year
geography major. Plans are to obtain support for an additional scholarship endowment and to generate funds for the
Geograph\T Trust which will facilitate acquisition of additional capital and equipment
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for the department. Your tax-deductible contribution will be a valuable source of support and much appreciated.
Next column—watch for news of the
Geography Alliance barbeque and volleyball events, and plans for the third AGM and
September social at UBC.
We announced iri the last issue of The
Orronicle that the Alumni Association will
be entering into an affinity credit card agreement with Visa or Mastercard. Negotiations
are still underway as we go to press, and we
have made no definite decision yet on which
card or financial institution to sign with. We
will announce the decision as soon as it is
made, and we will print all the details in the
summer issue.
An affinity credit card is a card that is
associated withaspeeial interest group such
as a fraternity, a service club or an alumni
association. The University of Western
Ontario was the first Canadian university to
enter the field when they signed with Canada Trust in 1988. The University of Alberta
has recently introduced an affinity card, as
has Memorial University of Newfoundland,
any other Canadian universities are actively
considering the cards, and they have been
popular in the U.S. for some time.
Affinity credit cards hold a number of
advantages for alumni members. Some have
limited or no fees, reduced interest charges,
free travel insurance, emergency services
(cash, replacement, airline tickets), credit
card registration service and free spousal
The Alumni Association will benefit from
the cards because the banks will make payments to us based on the total net retail
sales on all cards and on the number of card
holder accounts. These payments will not
be reflected in the cost of service to members, so members can benefit from increased
service from their bank card for the same or
less cost while investing in the quality of
their university.
We are happy to offer this service to our
members. Please call Allan Bentley at the
Alumni Association offices, 604-228-3313,for
more information.
Pharmacy's AGM, held November 4,1988, at
the Faculty Club, was a great success. Attendance and enthusiasm were, as usual, very
Kum Rowat, Jennifer Wong and Monica
Tusnade won this year's door prizes, and
the class of 1982 had the highest attendance.
A scholarship of $100 will be established in
their name.
The Pharmacy Alumni Division strives to
meet the social and professional needs of its
members by organizing reunions and continuing education workshops, providing
bursaries and scholarships and by supporting
worthwhile campus projects. All pharmacv
grads are welcome to get involved.
New executive were elected at the meeting. They are:
Bev Louis—President
Louanne Twaites—Vice-president
Dominique Khoo—Recording secretary
Melanie Martins —Corresponding secretary
Loree Marcantonio—Treasurer
Andrea Chang—Member-at-Large
Nancy Ho, John Moran, Sheila Riggs, Pat
Vassallo, Gordon Slobin and Marguerite
Yee—Faculty liaisons.
Some of the most exciting research being
carried on today is happening right here
in our own psychology department. Dr.
Lawrence Walker, recipient of this year's
Alumni Prize for Research in the Social
Sciences, is developing revolutionary ideas
about human moral development.
Although the impetus for the study of
moral development can be traced back to
the writings of Immanuel Kant, the field is a
relatively new one in psychology. The seminal work in the area dates back to 1964 with
the publication of The Theory of Moral
Development by the late Dr. Lawrence Kohl-
berg. Kohlberg identified six levels of moral
development through which individuals
progress in sequence, though they may never
reach the highest levels. According to Kohlberg, the ability to reason about ethical
matters at the level of universal ethical
principles is the highest stage of moral
In a famous experiment carried out in the
early 1970s by Dr. Stanley Milgram, one subject was instructed to administer electric
shocks to another whenever the latter gave
a wrong answer to a question. Some subjects were convinced to administer what
they thought were lethal shocks to subjects
who made consistent errors. Researchers
discovered that the moral behaviour of individuals was affected both by their own level
of moral development and by the presence
of those thought by subjects to be at a higher
In the past ten years Dr. Walker has
emerged as a world-class research scientist.
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Kohlberg himself recognized Dr. Walker's
unusual brilliance and collaborated with him
on a book detailing their common research
enterprises. Since Kohlberg's death, the academic community looks increasingly to Dr.
Walker to provide intellectual leadership in
this field.
Dr. Walker's most impressive contribution has been in the hotly debated area of
the development of children's moral reasoning. He has called into serious question
the belief that females do not develop the
same level of moral reasoning as do males.
Through his papers, book chapters, conference reports and invited colloquia, Dr.
Walker has earned recognition as one ofthe
most competent and rigorous researchers
in the field of morality research.
Dr. Denis C. Smith (BA'46, BEd'47) has been
selected for the special Honours List in the
reference work, Men of Achievement, published by the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England.
Dr. Smith developed the master's and doctoral programs in both the department of
educational administration and the department of higher education. He taught at UBC
until his retirement in 1975.
Dr. Smith was also instrumental in developing the community college system in British Columbia. He was a consultant to the
B.C. School Trustees Association, the B.C.
Teacher's Federation and the College Board.
His work resulted in the establishment of
Malaspina College, the first community college in B.C.
Congratulations to Dr. Smith for this
Pelting rain and the prospect of standing in
line for a taxi didn't stop over 100 UK alumni
from attending the London Branch reception at B.C. House in September, 1988.
Executive director Deborah Apps, Alumni
president John Diggens and UBC president
David Strangway braved the elements to act
as hosts to alumni and guests.
This was Dr. Strangway's first appearance
at a London event, and he took the opportunity to speak about his Mission Statement
and his plans for the future of UBC.
The highlight ofthe evening was the introduction of Alice Hemming. Alice has been
the London Branch rep for a number of
years and continues to be an active Association member.
Alex Buckerfield de la Roche was presented with an honorary life membership
to the Association. Even though she is not a
graduate, Alex has been an essential force
in organizing and maintaining our Branch
in Toronto.
The next London event is scheduled for
June 28, 1989. Cecil Green, the honorary
chairman of The UBC Campaign, will be on
hand to talk about The Campaign and entertain one and all with his usual good humour
and fascinating anecdotes. Alumni living in
England who wish to get involved in Branch
activities should contact Ms. Alice Hemming,
OBE, 35 Elsworthv Rd., London. England.
NW3 3BT, or Ms. Alex de la Roche, Wm.
Goodenough House, Rm. 326 Micklenburgh
Square, London, WC1 2AN.
from all over Canada and the United States.
The Association's most prestigious prize,
the Norman MacKenzie Alumni Scholarship,
was awarded to 30 students. Dr. MacKenzie
was president ofthe University from 1944 to
1962 and was responsible for beginning
I !BC's evolution from a small, regional institution into the world-class facility' it is today.
The scholarship is given to students who
have maintained high scholastic achievement and who have distinguished themselves through community service. Each
recipient is awarded $1,750.
Other scholarships and bursaries sponsored by the Association include the John B.
MacDonald Bursary, the Walter H. Gage Bursary, the Douglas T. Kenny Scholarships and
manv others. The awards are drawn from
John Diggens and Alice Hemming at the London Reception.
Students and University dignitaries attended the annual reception and dinner for
Alumni Association scholarship and bursary-
winners on January 26, 1989 at the SLIB. The
reception took place on the same day that
L'BC students mounted a demonstration
opposing the University's plan to raise tuition by ten per cent. The demonstration
began early in the day with a protest outside
the Faculty Club but moved outside the SUB
when the students learned Dr. Strangway
was to attend the reception.
Deans, vice-presidents and department
heads attended this year's reception. The
Alumni Association presented bursaries and
scholarships to more than 100 UBC students
the interest of a $l-million endowment created by grants from the Vancouver Foundation and UBC, and from donations made by
individual alumni members.
In his remarks to the scholarship and
bursary winners, Dr. Strangway congratulated them on their hard work and stressed
the value of a university education. He told
them that their affiliation with UBC would
last a lifetime and that they should take full
advantage of all the University has to offer.
The Alumni Association awards over
$100,000 in bursaries and scholarships each
In preparation for next year's 75th anniversary at L'BC, the Heritage Committee
needs your help in gathering together his-
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toric photographs of UBC sports activities.
We plan to put together a photo display of
outstanding teams, individuals and unique
action shots. We are also interested in firsthand accounts of these events.
We would also appreciate receiving your
recollections about the outstanding accomplishments of UBC grads in any area of endeavour. Also, if you have any suggestions for
events to be researched and recorded, please
don't hesitate to call or write.
Send your photos, accounts, ideas or suggestions to the Heritage Committee, c/o the
UBC Alumni Association, or phone Bob
Osborne at (604) 224-5814.
Longtime UBC supporter and Alumni Association activist Nathan Nemetz was
honoured at the Association's annual
Christmas party. Nemetz received the Blythe
Eagles Volunteer Service Award for his dedication to the Association and his commitment to the goals of the University.
Jack and Marilyn Pomfret were presented
with the Faculty Citation Award. The award
is presented annually by the Association to
faculty who have an outstanding record of
service to the community in areas other
than teaching and research.
Alumni Association staff, volunteers and
members gathered at Cecil Green Park to
honour Nemetz and the Pomfrets and to
share the cheer ofthe season.
This was the last alumni event to take
place in Cecil Green Park before work on
the mansion's restoration began.
The only UBC graduate ever elected prime
minister has been honoured by the Association with its Outstanding Alumni award.
The Award, presented by John Diggens
at the Wesbrook Society reception on December 4,1988, is given annually to an alumnus
who has distinguished him or herself in
their careers.
James Fitz-Allan Mitchell graduated from
UBC in 1955 with a bachelor's degree of
agriculture in agronomy. After conducting
original research in the area of soil chemistry (he wrote a chapter in World of Fungicide Usage, a standard text), he returned to
St. Vincent and the Grenadines where he
became involved in politics, He was elected
to Parliament in 1966 and became prime
Jack and Marilyn Pomfret, Nathan Nemetz and Deborah Apps at Alumni Christmas party.
John Diggens, the Honourable James Fitz-
Allan Mitchell and President Strangway at
the presentation ofthe Outstanding
Alumnus Award.
minister after the 1984 election.
In accepting his award, Mr. Mitchell praised
UBC for its high standards and academic
excellence. "My time here," he said, "was
some ofthe most precious in my life."
He urged UBC and other Canadian universities to increase opportunities for international student exchange. Many international students are unable to attend schools
in Canada and the U.S. because of extremely
high fees and housing costs. More educational opportunities, he feels, would be a
significant factor in improving Third World
Mr. Mitchell has helped build the economy of St. Vincent and the Grenadines by
developing agriculture and tourism.
 25 YEARS	
May 19 to 21, 1989, will mark the official
celebration of the 25th anniversary of the
School of Rehabilitation Medicine's first graduation class. Preparations are now underway for a celebration to include all past
alumni and the therapy community.
You must register before April 7 to take
advantage of the reduced registration fee
for the Friday and Saturday conference.
Saturday will feature a fund-raising luncheon at the University Golf Club. There are a
limited number of seats so be sure to reserve
a ticket. Cost is $25 per person.
If you need further information, contact
Judy Forsyth, School of Rehabilitation Medicine, T106ACU, 2211 WesbrookMall, Vancouver, V6P 1W5, or call her at 228-7401. IX   "V
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The following are brief listings of alumni
reunions and activities. For more information, or to notify us of your event, please call
the Alumni Association Programs Department at (604)228-3313 or write: The UBC
Alumni Association, 6251 Cecil Green Park
Road, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5.
Gamma Phi Beta '49 will be holding their
40th reunion on Mav 17 1989, at the Facultv
Class of '54 Medicine will be celebrating
their 35th reunion at Parksville the weekend of May 26,1989.
Class of '59 Medicine have reunion plans
slated for June, 1989, at Whistler.
Class of 74 Engineering will be celebrating
their 25th anniversary-June 2, at Cecil Green
Park and June 3 at the Faculty Club.
Class of '78 Rehab Medicine will hold a
dinner May 20 at Beltons in Richmond and
a family picnic on May 21.
Class of'78 Forestry will hold their '10 + Y
class reunion the weekend of July 1 in
Class of '79 Music will hold a reunion in
April in association with the Music Faculty's
25th anniversary.
Dates for the following reunions to be
Class of '29
Class of'39
Class of '49 Pharmacy
Class of '64 Engineering including Electrical
and Metals and Materials
Class of '65 Engineering
Class of '69 Engineering including Electrical
and Mechanical
Class of '69 Law
Class of '69 MBA
Class of '69 Medicine
Class of 79 Elec. Eng.
Class of 79 Home Ec.
Class of 79 Industrial Ed.
Class of 79 Medicine
Class of 79 Law
Class of 79 Pharmacy
Class of '83 Pharmacy
Classes of'83, '84, and '85 Geological Sciences
Other Events:
•The Annual Urban Land Economics Student/
Alumni Night will be held at the Grad Student
Centre on March 28.
•This year's alumni reception for graduates
ofthe School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, will be held on March 15, 7
to 10 p.m., at the Centre for Human Settlements in the Library Processing Building.
•The Medical Division Awards Dinner and
Annual Meeting will be held at the UBC
Faculty Club on the evening of April 7
•UBC Campaign Launch will be held at 6:00
p.m., Monday, March 20, 1989, at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre,
Canada Place.
•A General Meeting of the Professors Emeriti
Division will be held in Room A, Graham
House (School of Social Work) on April 12
at 1:30 p.m.
•25th Anniversary, Faculty of Music, will be
held April 21. Register at 7:30 p.m. in the
lobby of the Music Building.
•The Annual Dinner and Meeting of the
Nursing Division will be held at the newly-
renovated Cecil Green Park on May 11.
•Alumni will meet to socialize and hear President David Strangway speak in San Diego
on May 8, in Los Angeles on May 9, and in
San Francisco on May 11.
•May 19 to 21 will mark the official celebration ofthe 25th Anniversary ofthe School of
Rehabilitation Medicine's first graduating
•Heritage General Meeting will be held on
May 3 in Cecil Green Park.
•The UBC Alumni Association will hold its
Annual General Meeting on Thursdav, Mav
•Convocation Ceremonies will be held May
31 to June 2.
•A reception for alumni in Ottawa will be
held on June 7. Details to follow.
•Alumni in the London, England area will
gather at a reception to be held on June 28.
•June 12 will be the official opening of Cecil
Green Park.
•June 13 the UBC Alumni Association will
host the Past President's Dinner.
We are looking for volunteers:
•to assist with indexing the Ubysseys in the
Library Archives.
•to work on the 1989 Homecoming Committee and on the 75th Anniversary
•to trace our "lost" alumni,
•as a Heritage representative for the era
1928 to 1944.
•for the Audit Committee for the Alumni
•We are still looking for books written by
UBC grads. ■
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.Book JR.
Their Empire
The Athenians and Their Empire
by Malcolm F. McGregor
The Universitv- of
British Columbia Press
Review by Patrick Lewis
Until recently, excerpts from Herodotus' History
ofthe Persian Wars, andThucydides'brilliant//istorv
ofthe Peloponnesian Wars, have formed the bulk
of many readers' knowledge ofthe rise and fall of
Athenian power in fifth century Greece. The wealth
of material that covers the years from the defeat
and withdrawal of the Persians in 479 until the
opening of hostilities between Athens and Sparta
in 431 has been largely the sole domain of scholars
or the most persistent of laymen. Even reading the
Penguin Classics series requires unusual dedication
to a subject that has been greatly complicated by
the absence of any one book that covers the wars,
the causes of the wars, and the Athenian "Golden
Age." Malcolm McGregor simplifies this problem
with his comprehensive and accessible new book,
The Athenians And Their Empire.
In The Athenians, McGregor quickly establishes
that his interest is in the transition of Athens from
the "mother-city of the Ionians" to an "Aegaean
Empire." Accordingly, his examination ofthe wars
touches mainly on the points that contribute to an
understanding of this transition: the rise of Athenian
naval supremacy; the elation following the victory
at Marathon; the treachery of Alcibiades and the
disaster ofthe Sicilian campaign. The familiar stand
ofthe 300 Spartans and their often forgotten allies
at Thermopylae is dealt with in two brief paragraphs,
yet he gives a careful introduction to The Confederacy of Delos, and the Pan Hellenic conference,
as well as Themistocles and Aristeides The Just,
"Great Men" who influenced the evolution ofthe
It is in the chapters dealing with the organization
and operation of the new Athenian state—The
Acme Of Empire, Imperial Administration, and
government in Athens—that McGregor's clear
narrative style and extensive knowledge of the
epigraphic evidence, the inscriptions that recorded
the important votes ofthe Demos, is of most benefit
to the general reader. The Athenian system of
government by "the Many" rather than "the Few,"
where 6,000 adult males citizens were necessary
to form a quorum, was "an administrative machine
that merits praise for two qualities, its competence
and its novelty." It was also a very complex administrative machine, 2,400 years removed from our
modern understanding of democracy, and McGregor
merits praise for making it comprehensible.
Surprisingly, the maps that accompany
McGregor's text are a major disappointment. With
landmasses and states appearing in shades of grey
on grey, and with a surplus or deficit of city names
scattered across them in striking black, most of
them are confusing and uninformative; cardinal
sins in cartography but a small price to pay for a well
written book which satisfies "an obvious need." ■
12 CHRONICLE/SPRING 1989 Jc^lecfioiri
UBC Alumni Association
Board of Management Election
On these pages you will meet the four
candidates for three Board of Management
positions, and two candidates for Vice-
president, to be elected by graduates of the
University of British Columbia.
Vote and Mail Today
Please follow the directions on the ballot for its
completion, then cut it out and mail it to us. Ballots
received after 12 noon, Saturday, April 15, 1989,
will not be counted, The results ofthe election will
be announced at the May 18 Alumni Association
Annual General Meeting, and will be published by
May 31,1989.
Godwin Eni
Alumni Returning Officer
The activities ofthe Alumni Association are directed
by the Board of Management. UBC graduates help
set the direction of the Association by annually
electing the Senior Vice-president, Treasurer, and
three Members-at-Large. The 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 task of the Board of Management's Nominating Committee is to ensure a full slate of
candidates. In selecting nominees, we searched
for people who will bring a broad range of experience and perspectives to the Association. The Committee is pleased to nominate Ron Longstaffe for
Senior Vice-president, Mark Hilton for Treasurer,
and Janet Calder, Curt Latham and Jim Whitehead
for Members-at-Large.
This year the position of Treasurer was filled by
acclamation. There are two candidates for Senior
Vice-president and four for Members-at-Large. The
Association appreciates the commitment all these
candidates are making to the University and its
graduates by offering to stand for election.
We commend these candidates to you. Please
make your choices and return the ballot today to
ensure your vote is counted.
Ann McAfee, BA'62, MA'67, PhD'75
Chair, Nominating Committee
The Alumni Association is pleased to introduce
the officers of the Alumni Association Board of
Management for 1989-91. The Vice-president automatically becomes president in the year following
election to the position.
Officers 1989-90
Ann Pickard McAfee, BA'62, MA'67, PhD'75
Alumni Activities: Board of Management and
Executive 1984-87 and 1988-89; Senior Vice-president and Chair, Alumni Council 1988-89; Chair,
Long Range Planning 1984-87; Distinguished Alumni
Award (Geography) 1987; Conference Chair, Workshop on Future Directions 1986; UBC President
Search Committee 1985.
Campus Activities: President, Delta Sigma Pi
Women's Honorary Society, 1963-64; Ubyssey Editorial Board 1959-62; Public Relations Officer, Women's Athletic Association, 1959-60; Administrative
Big Block 1960; Sessional Lecturer, School of Community & Regional Planning 1975-80, Faculty of
Commerce & Business Administration 1987
Community Service: Canadian Housing Design
Council Board 1978-1983, B.C. Chairman 1980-83;
Federation of Canadian Municipalities Housing
Committee 1987-88; Chair, B.C. Housing Conference 1986; Canada Mortgage and Housing Scholarship Committee 1981-87; Social Planning &
Research Council, United Way 1979-83; Housing
Committee, Canadian Council on Social Development 1975-79; Chair, Canadian Municipal Mayors
and Managers Housing Meetings, 1981.
Occupation: Associate Director of Planning, City
of Vancouver.
John Diggens, BSc'68, DMD'72, MSD'79(UW)
Alumni Activities: Alumni Association President,
1988-89; President of Dental Alumni Division,
1983-85; Chairman of the Fund Department,
1986-87; Senior Vice-president and Chair of Programs Fund 1987-88.
Community: Founding member of The Wesbrook
Society; currently Trustee of The Wesbrook Society;
Vice-president of the College of Dental Surgeons
of B.C.; Member of the Advisory Committee, The
UBC Campaign.
Occupation: Dental Specialist.
Members-at-Large are elected for two year terms.
The following have one year remaining in their
Godwin Eni MSc'81, PhD'87
Oscar Sziklai MF'61, PhD'64, BSF(Sopron)
Janet Gavinchuk BCOMM'77, MBA'86
Ann Pickard McAfee
John Diggens
CHRONICLE/SPRING 1989 13 .C^lecltiOB.
J. Ronald Longstaffe
William Brian McNulty
Janet Calder
J. Ronald Longstaffe BA 57, LLB 58
Alumni and Campus Activities: Member, Advisory
Committee, Bamfield Marine Station; Assembled
permanent collection of international graphics for
Fine Arts Department; Honorary Activities Award,
1958; Chairman, Open House, 1958, President,
Sigma Tau Chi, Men's Honorary Fraternity, Vice-
president, Alma Mater Society, 1955-56; first
Member-at-Large, Alma Mater Society, one of die
founders ofthe Alma Mater Society Art Collection.
Community Activities—1966-present: Director,
Vancouver Board of Trade, Cartwright Gallery,
Royal Winnipeg Ballet; Member, Arts Advisory Committee, Vancouver Foundation; Co-Chairman, World
Affairs Dinner with Lee lacocca, 1986; Chairman,
Vancouver Economic Advisory Committee; President, Canadian Club of Vancouver; Chairman, St.
Paul's Hospital; Chairman, Project Building Committee, St. Paul's Hospital; President, Vancouver
Art Gallery.
Occupation: Senior Vice-president, Lignum Ltd.
Statement: The 75th Anniversary in 1990, together
with The UBC Campaign, presents a special opportunity to renew and broaden alumni support
for the goals of the L'niversity. I am committed to
enhancing the Association's key role in fostering
UBC's pursuit of excellence.
William Brian McNulty BPE'68 MPE'70 MA'83
Alumni and University Activities: President, UBC
Alumni Association, 1986-87; Trustee, Wesbrook
Society; Member, Wesbrook and Thunderbird
Societies; Chair, UBC Alumni Past-President's
Council; Chair, University Athletic Council; Member, President's Task Force to Review the Office of
the Registrar; Chair, Chancellor Selection Committee; many other chairs and committee memberships. Involved in Thunderbird volleyball, cross
country, track and field, UBC intramural director.
Occupation: Teacher, Magee Secondary.
Statement: The next three years are critical in the
development ofthe Alumni Association. With new
staff and new executive, continuity must be maintained. The Association, with its world-wide contacts, must continue to work closely with the
University during the major campaign and the
historic 75th Anniversarv celebrations. I will con
tinue to work to make the Alumni Association
more self-sufficient financially. I will expand the
Branches program and include a Parent's program, and work to include present students in
more Association activities. I feel my previous experience with the Association makes me an ideal
candidate for this position.
Janet Calder, BASc'74, MBA'83 (Western Ontario)
Alumni and Campus Activities 1973-present:
President, Engineering Alumni Division; Member,
Allocations Committee; 15 Year Engineering Reunion Coordinator 74-'89; Alpha Phi Alumnae Executive; Engineering Undergrad Society Secretary.
Occupation: Executive Assistant to the Regional
Manager, Greater Vancouver Regional District.
Statement: Having been involved with the Engineering Division and the Allocations Committee, I
know how important volunteers are to the Alumni
Association. If elected, I will work to encourage
more individual involvement of alumni through
development activity with divisions, stronger communications and a proactive approach to reunions. I believe individual contact with alumni is an
important prerequisite to fund-raising.
Martin Cocking BA'87
Alumni and Campus Activities, 1985-87: Member,
Alumni Student Affairs Committee; Member,
Geography Alumni Alliance; Alma Mater Society
Director of Administration; Member, Presidential
Task Force on Athletics and Sports Services; Manager, Thunderbird Crew, Aquatic Centre and Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre; Big Block Executive,
AMS Management Committee; Land Use and Food
Services Committee.
Occupation: Liaison Officer, School and College
Liaison Office, UBC.
Statement: As UBC approaches its 75th Anniversary,
the importance of an active Alumni Association
increases. We must all be encouraged to participate in the various activities and programs of the
Association, including Divisions Councils, committees and the Open House. Fuller participation
can enable the Alumni Association to offer new
services to its members: perhaps an Alumni Career
Office that links alumni with career prospects. We
must recruit current students who, as prospective
alumni, represent our future. As a former AMS
executive and rowing crew manager, I have developed strong and innovative leadership skills
which I hope to bring to the Board of Management.
Martin Cocking
Curt Latham BA'58, MD'62
Alumni and Campus Activities: President, Medical
Alumni Division.
Community Activities: Chairman, Design Committee; Chairman, Building Committee for Medical
Student and Alumni building.
Occupation: Family Physician.
Statement: It's important that the Alumni Association extend itself more in the community and be
an aggressive voice of support for the University
and its goals. We also have a responsibility to our
new graduates, to help them establish a network in
their chosen professions. My work in the construction ofthe Medical Student and Alumni building at
VGH was an effort to bring the University into the
professional community. UBC Medical alumni will
provide counselling and mentor support at the
Centre for students and new professionals alike.
As a member of the Board of Management, I will
continue to apply my energy toward bringing the
University into the community.
Jim Carl Whitehead, BA'62, MA'68, PhD'87
Alumni and Campus Activities: Vice-president,
Geography Division, part-time instructor.
Community Activities: Past-president, West Vancouver Hockey Association; Past director, Alberta
Association of Planners; Past director, UDI Alberta;
Past director, Canadian Home Builder's Association.
Occupation: Vice-president, First National
Statement: Given my past experience on various
association boards and with UBC in particular, I
feel that I can make a worthwhile contribution to
the Board of Management of the UBC Alumni
Mark W. Hilton BComm'83 LLB'88
Alumni and Campus Activities: Board of Management, Member-at-Large 1984-86; appointed to
Executive Committee, fund-raising; Member, Commerce Alumni Division; Member, Marketing Committee; Member of the Fraternity of Phi Gamma
Occupation: Articled to Campney and Murphy,
Barristers and Solicitors.
Statement: The members of the Alumni Association
deserve a continuation of the responsible leadership and financial management of the encumben
Board members. I look forward to the opportunity
to serve the members of the Alumni Association
as its Treasurer.
Under the Alumni Association constitution, representatives may be elected or appointed in the
following categories: the Honorary President (the
President ofthe University); the Chancellor ofthe
University; the Executive Director of the Association; the chairs of the Association's Communications and Fund committees, the chair of the
Association's Alumni Council; one ofthe convocation members ofthe University Senate; one representative ofthe Faculty Association; one representative of the Alma Mater Society; and any other
individuals the board may designate.
Who May Vote
All ordinary members ofthe UBC Alumni Association are entitled to vote in this election. (Ordinary members are graduates of UBC, including
graduates who attended Victoria College.)
There are four candidates for the three vacancies for Members-at-Large ofthe Board of Management, and two candidates for Vice-president. The
candidates are listed below on the ballot.
There is a ballot and spouse ballot provided.
The spouse ballot is provided for use when a
husband and wife, both eligible to vote, receive a
single copy ofthe Chronicle.
Identity Certificate
Your student number, printed on the mailing
label of your magazine, and your signature must
accompany the ballot. You may use the Identity
Certificate form provided on the ballot and detach
it from the ballot if vou wish total confidentiality.
Mark W. Hilton
CHRONICLE/SPRING 1989 15 Jh/lecltion
To Return Ballot
1. Place the completed ballot and Identity Certificate in a stamped envelope, and mail it to the
Returning Officer at the address below.
2. If you want to ensure the confidentiality of your
ballot, detach it from the signed and completed
Identity Certificate and seal it in a blank envelope.
Then place the sealed envelope with the Identity
Certificate in a second envelope, with a stamp, for
Your student number and signature will be veri
fied and separated from the sealed envelope containing your ballot before counting.
NOTE: Failure to include your student number
and signature on the Identity Certificate will invalidate your ballot.
3. Mail to:
Alumni Returning Officer
P.O. Box 46200 Stn. G
Vancouver, B.C. V6R 4G7
4. Ballots received later than 12 noon, Saturday.
April 15, 1989, will not be counted.
University of British Columbia Alumni Association
Members - at - large, 1989-91.
Place an " x " in the square opposite the candidate of your choice.
Curt Latham
Janet Calder
Martin Cocking
Jim Carl Whitehead
Place an " x " in the square opposite the candidate of your choice.
William Brian
J.Ronald Longstaffe
Identity Certificate
The information below must be completed and
accompany the ballot or the ballot will be rejected.
NAME (print)	
I certify that I am a graduate of the University of British Columbia
University of British Columbia Alumni Association
Members - at - large, 1989-91.
Place an " x " in the square opposite the candidate of your choice.
Curt Latham
Janet Calder
Martin Cocking
Jim Carl Whitehead
Place an " x " in the square opposite the candidate of your choice.
William Brian
J.Ronald Longstaffe
Identity Certificate
The information below must be completed and
accompany the ballot or the ballot will be rejected.
NAME (print)	
I certify that I am a graduate of the University of British Columbia
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remember seeing him for the first time
when I was playing the piano at the United
Church. I thought he was really good
looking. He was so nervous delivering a
speech that he didn't notice me."
A year later, at a dance, Alice Gow finally met
David Strangway. At that time, Alice knew he wanted
to get his PhD and do research for a mining
company, but she could not foresee that he would
become an internationally recognized educator
and physicist and, three decades later, the president
of a prestigious western university.
In 1950 Agnes Hine had doubts about the blind
date her brother fixed her up with. "My brother
told me that he had this skinny, pimple-faced friend
who was a nice guy. Then in walks this tall, blond
Northern European; not what I expected at all."
The blind date was Leslie Peterson, whom Agnes
dated for a year and a half before marrying. Today,
he is a prominent Vancouver lawyer and the
chancellor of UBC.
Because of their husbands' high-profile jobs,
both Alice Strangway and Agnes Peterson are known
to many simply as 'the wife of...' But while being
the 'wife of is a job in itself, both Alice and Agnes
have found time to develop their own goals and
Both women share their husbands' zeal for
learning and higher education, though to them
higher education doesn't necessarily mean a
university degree.
"Observing and listening to children is an
education in itself," says Agnes, a statuesque, strong-
willed woman who has a passionate interest in
child psychology. A sort of field psychologist, she
spends time with her five grandchildren, observing
and listening to them, educating herself on the
various stages of learning a child goes through.
Her grandchildren are the subjects and inspi-
\\ ith commitments and personal
interests to keep them very busy. Alice
Strangway and Agnes Peterson have
gone far past being just "the wife of..."
Jane Kokan had a chance to interview
both women at the Strangway s home
at I BC. the sprawling, stately
Norman MacKenzie House.
ration for her writing. Years ago, when her grandchildren wanted stories read to them, Agnes would
make up ones about the animals that would
come to nest, burrow or feed on her one acre
property in West Vancouver. She soon started having
fun with it, and began writing things down.
Agnes has five books for publication, which
contain collections of children's stories geared
toward the eight to 12-year-old audience. She is
now looking for an illustrator who understands
the way a child's mind works. "Children make
mental pictures of what you're saying," says Agnes.
"It's from them that we should get the ideas for
illustrating fiction."
A prominent theme throughout Agnes' stories is
the need for people to respect nature and an
animal's fight for survival. "You don't prove anything
by shooting a defenceless animal," she says, "nor
do you accomplish anything by destroying forests
and thus ruining an animal's habitat."
Both Agnes and Alice feel strongly about the
preservation of Canada's wildlife. Alice Strangway,
a keen reader of articles on environmental concerns, is pleased that more and more Canadians
CHRONICLE/SPRING 1989 17 Agnes Hine
Place of Birth: Regina, Saskatchewan
Family Background: Mother came from the
Scottish Highlands, father came from Oxford, England.
Work Experience: Worked for law firms
and an insurance companv.
Interests: Child psychology, zoology.
the environment and languages.
Married: Leslie Peterson, chancellor of UBC. in 1950.
Children: One son. 36, one daughter. 34,
and five grandchildren.
are putting the environment first and that big
business is having to crack down on pollution
emission levels. She feels the results of a recent
national poll are encouraging. It showed the first
concern of the average Canadian is the environment—especially among younger, better-educated
people. "It's a new value, this interest in the
environment and the preservation of it," she says.
"International peace is another new value. I hope
the coming generations perpetuate this.
"I think a lot of people were frightened by the
recent oil spill on Vancouver Island," says Alice,
who was impressed by the initiative of volunteer
animal rescue workers. "The volunteers got out
there in the cold and started picking up the dying
wildlife; there was a real sense of community
gnes Peterson worries about the long
term effects of such large scale contamination. "I think a follow-up should be
made on the effects of this [environmental
pollution] on wildlife. Will these animals be able
to reproduce?" These destructive oil spills and
toxins in the environment may adversely affect the
fertility of some species. By way of example, Agnes
cites the dwindling beluga whale population in the
St. Lawrence Seaway. The white whales are ingesting toxins found in the water, which are causing
cancerous growths in their inner organs and affecting their ability to reproduce. "We can't take our
animals for granted," Agnes says. "There's so much
we can learn from them."
Agnes Peterson's concern for others was developed at an early age. Her parents died of cancer
when she was 12, forcing her to learn to stand up
for herself. She grew up with the Davis family who
more or less adopted her and her younger sister
and older brothers. "My brothers went off to fight
in the war—I felt responsible for my sister," she
Agnes says that both she and her sister could
have had a better education if she hadn't felt she
had to work. "I took secretarial courses, worked
for law firms and a finance company." But she
doesn't begrudge her difficult childhood. In fact, if
anything, it gave her strength at an early age, she
says. "Today, I don't feel that I have to buoy myself
up. I like myself."
Both Agnes' and Alice's backgrounds have
contributed to the interest they have in a child's
development. They both feel children are complex
and deserve to be understood.
Disciplining a child was once straightforward.
Today not even the experts can agree on how it
should be done. Alice believes children should be
disciplined, but she says, "they should never be
humiliated in front of their friends." As well, a
child's depth of understanding in certain areas far
surpasses that of adults. "I think children understand
what love is probably even better than an adult
does because they survive on it," she says.
It is the betrayal of this love that concerns both
women. Agnes is appalled at the rising incidence
of reported child abuse—both physical and sexual.
"I don't understand it at all. Who is the adult of
today? They [the abusers] have not developed
normally. How can anyone do that to a child?
"It's so sad that you can't trust all the traditional
caregivers—such as daycare workers—in today's (
society," says Agnes. She feels children have to be
taught when to say no and to be aware. "Children i
18 CHRONICLE/SPRING 1989 are growing up a lot faster today. They're living in a
high-tech age."
Though Agnes had a different childhood than
many children today, she still remembers the value
her parents placed on travel.
At an early age she listened to her father's tales
of foreign destinations and cultures. "My father
was fluent in about seven languages, something he
never quite passed on to me," she says with a
laugh. Still, she shares her father's love of languages
and has acquired a commendable knowledge of
Spanish and French.
Agnes has a fascination for the Russian culture
and lifestyle. She has been to Odessa on the Black
Sea and is planning a trip to Leningrad next year
with her husband. "I love the richness of European
and Russian history," she says, "and I would like to
learn more about it."
Adds Alice, "Europeans tend to be better educated
in cultural things, and they definitely do have a
rich and complex history.
"Canada had a different sort of evolution and a
totally different experience," she says. "We grew
up trying to understand our own vast country. Still,
we haven't done too badly. And most immigrants
brought their culture with them."
Alice has seen many different countries and
cultures, travelling all over the globe with her
husband. She has learned as much from touring
primary schools in China as she has from being a
guest of the Shah of Iran.
Alice, a fair, soft-spoken woman, didn't anticipate
having a front-row view of the revolution in Iran.
The Strangways went to Iran in 1978 at a time
when the Shah was inviting prominent international
educators and scientists to share their expertise. It
was a year before he was deposed by the revolution.
Alice saw evidence that the Shah was responding
to western pressures to modernize and educate
the country. "The Shah saw to it that men could
only have one wife," she says. "He began introducing
medical care and education to the rural regions of
the country, and even the Shah's wife, the Empress,
was fighting for women's rights."
But despite the movement toward democracy,
there was a dichotomy in Iran that was unsettling.
While Tehran was a prosperous modern metropolis,
full of fashionable, western-dressed, good-looking
women, in the country, women were still wearing
the chador [veil].
And while the Shah was moving toward western
democracy, there were social injustices, as well as
an unequal distribution of wealth. "Our guide
made snide remarks about the disgusting display
of wealth of the Shah's family, such as their gold-
inlaid toilet seats," says Alice.
"I knew there was something very wrong going
on when I saw only soldiers and no students at the
University of Tehran."
The Strangways met a couple—she was Bahai,
he was Jewish—who foreshadowed the revolution
a year before it happened.' "They were torn between
loyalty to their country [Iran] and loyalty to their
daughters living in London," says Alice. "I came
back and told people [about the coming revolution]
but they didn't believe me. None ofthe newspapers
had written anything yet."
Alice Gow
Place of Birth: Fergus. Ontario
Family Background: Mothers family is
German, father's is Scots.
Education: BA in history, University of Toronto. 1957.
Teaching Certificate from the U of T in 1959.
Work Experience: Taught high school
in Toronto for 12 years.
Interests: Counselling, international educational systems.
English literature, the environment.
Married: David Strangway. president of UBC. in 1957.
Children: One son, 29, and two daughters. 27 and 21.
he experience in Iran was unusual
compared to the many other countries
Alice has visited. The Strangways went to
China last year as part of an official delega-
CHRONICLE/SPR1NG 1989 19 tion with CIDA (The Canadian International
Development Agency) whose mandate was to make
Canadian university- education more accessible to
Chinese students. While Dr. Strangway was attending seminars at Chinese universities, Alice was
visiting Chinese elementary schools. "All the children were well-mannered, clean and very lively,"
she says. The Shanghai school children even
danced with their western visitors. In some
Chinese cities, grade seven students had computer
terminals on their desks.
"The Chinese children had agreat deal of respect
for their instructors," says Alice, who adds the
children were very attentive and interested in their
Having taught high school for 12 years. Alice
takes a particular interest in systems of learning,
both in Canada and other parts of the world. Two
years ago, she took a temporary position at UBC's
faculty of education, supervising high school
teaching practicums in Richmond for prospective
social studies teachers.
Alice returned to teaching in 19^5, first at the
Toronto French School for two years and then at
Branksome Hall, a private girls' school in Toronto
for eight years. This led to her concern for the
quality ofthe public school system.
"The quality of public schools has improved but
it is important that standards always be maintained,"
she says.
Up until the 1960s there was a defined set of
educational standards in the public school system.
Then came the "Hall Dennis Report" which was
introduced in the late sixties by the Ontario Ministry
of Education to free the system from traditional
constraints. "Good education is students working
hard and teachers working hard," says Alice, quoting
from a recent letter to the editor ofthe Vancouver
Although she sometimes thinks about getting
back into teaching, Alice says, "It's not really possible
in the role that I'm in." Her busy schedule includes
a constant flow of luncheons, dinners, balls and
other social engagements. A typical week for her
includes three events at Norman MacKenzie house,
and two or three socials at the Faculty Club on
campus. These receptions are held for outstanding
academics and researchers, students who have
excelled in academics and athletics, royalty such
as the King and Queen of Sweden, individuals
who donate money to the University and other
people indirectly or directly involved with the
espite their varied backgrounds and busy
lives, neither Alice nor Agnes denies there
are challenges that go along with being
who they are.
"I think there are special stresses on the female,"
says Alice. "I think the 'wife of role is a stress in
itself. That's because the rewards are sometimes
slow in coming and people do judge you. Also,
women's roles are often very scattered and they
play many roles. It is up to you to keep things in
"You've got to know who you are," says Agnes. "I
discovered who I was and what makes me tick at a
very young age, but I had to. Maybe your role is not
going to change the world, but in your own small
circle of family, relations and friends, you can
make a difference. Here you can do something
"I think the "wile of role is a stress
in itself. That's because ihe rewards are
sometimes slow in coming and people
do judge yon.
It is also possible to do something positive by-
getting involved with a volunteer-driven organization. Alice started taking the volunteer counselling
program last September at UBC's Women's Resources Centre on Robson Street. The Centre is run
by one paid director and 50 volunteer associates.
When Alice is finished she'll be a certified counsellor
and will be there once a week. Though the centre's
mandate is one of education, it does offer peer
counselling for both men and women, vocational
testing and courses. "The centre gets 15,000 calls
or visits annually," says Alice. "It's a great support
network, and it's too bad more people don't know
about it.
"It's very intense and you become very involved
in each other's lives," she says. "In the training
program we counsel each other on real issues and
real problems in our lives." Counselling, whether
it be marriage or career counselling, is a growing
field. "There's a real need for it in today's society,"
she says.
Volunteering at the centre has taught Alice a few
valuable lessons on dealing with people and
situations. "We could all learn to become better
listeners," says Alice. "Active listening is very-
important. Often what a person is saying isn't always
what he means. It's important to pick up on that
and create a good level of communication with
that other person."
Alice acknowledges that she has to listen to her
own needs once in a while. She hopes to record
some of her travel memoirs, write poetry and take
courses in literature, if she can find the time.
But it is a concern for the education of the next
generation of Canadians that is a recurring theme
in Alice Strangway's and Agnes Peterson's lives.
"Canadian elementary text books could be improved on," says Alice. Maybe we could do better
than having our children read the adventures of
Dick and Jane, or the equivalent. Perhaps more
exposure to the classics wouldn't be a bad idea.
Agnes agrees with her. "Kids should like going to
school—they need challenges. It's important that
we open up their minds, encouraging them to ask
questions. If you don't, you'll kill their creativity-.
Children are our tomorrow—our hope. They're
capable of learning and doing a lot more than
we think." ■
20 CHRONICLE/SPRING 1989 .si   ' t':
___ .'"?■ U
"/ want to congratulate you upon having entered
upon the actual duties for which you have for
some time been so assiduously preparing, and to
congratulate the people of British Columbia upon
their at last possessing an institution that will
some day rank with the great universities of this
Sir Richard McBride
Premier of B.C.
September, 1915
"UBC's mission is to be one of North America's top
universities with research of international calibre.
By strengthening our research capabilities, we create an exciting learning environment that will
continue to draw outstanding students and faculty to our campus!'
David W. Strangway
President of UBC
January, 1989
On the evening of March 20, 1989, over 1,000
men and women in black ties, ball gowns or Big
Block Sweaters will gather in an elegant hall at the
Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre. The room
will be hung with banners showing off an attractive logo; blown-up photographs of LIBC students
and environs will stand at the front of the hall.
Later, UBC music professor and internationally-
known pianist Robert Silverman will perform, and
UBC grad Pierre Berton will be MC as donors of
multi-million dollar gifts, the premier of B.C., Cecil
Green and other dignitaries address the crowd.
After dinner attendees will see the premiere of a
video about UBC with music composed and donated
to UBC by Michael Conway- Baker.
And, when the evening is over, The UBC Campaign will be launched.
Pomp and rhetoric notwithstanding, The UBC
Campaign will have a profound effect on the University. The goal of The Campaign is to raise
$132-million, which will be translated into special
projects, buildings, chairs, fellowships, scholarships and bursaries. When President Strangway
speaks on March 20, he is expected to announce
that a significant amount of that total has already
been raised.
Campaign monies will be spread out across the
campus. Many chairs will be created in the arts,
humanities, social sciences, science and technology and health care disciplines. New buildings
include an arts centre, library, forest sciences buildings, advanced materials buildings and computer
sciences centre. Fellowships, scholarships and
bursaries will be created in several departments at
the University.
The Campaign is a natural offshoot of Dr.
Strangway's Mission Statement, released in June,
1988. His view is that UBC belongs in the company
of top-rated American public universities like UCLA,
the University of Texas and Michigan State. To
achieve and maintain that status, UBC needs two
things: top students and top faculty. And to maintain those, UBC needs two other things-, money
and more money. Thus, The UBC Campaign.
Fund-raising campaigns are delicate, meticulously crafted affairs. They must be planned carefully
with an eye to strategy and timing.
The Campaign actually started over a year ago
when Campaign chairman and former chancellor
Robert Wyman put together an impressive leadership committee. This committee and other Campaign organizers began making personal contact
with major donors, both individual and corporate,
across Canada, the U.S. and abroad. The purpose
of this "quiet phase" in a fund-raising campaign is
to assess the potential of a campaign and to gauge
just how realistic a certain monetary goal might
be. In the case of The UBC Campaign, it became
clear very quickly that individual and corporate
support would be high.
After their initial solicitations, organizers felt
that The Campaign could aim for a moderately
large goal, somewhere between $60-million and
$70-million. This, by itself, is impressive for a university the size of UBC. To attain such a goal, The
Campaign would have to attract a certain number
of large gifts and many small ones. Organizers,
therefore, had to know that major gifts were assured
before launching the public phase.
But then came a dramatic turn of events. The
B.C. government offered to match private sector
donations dollar for dollar to a total of $66-million,
over and above normal operating or capital funding.
The major obstacle between David Strangway and
his vision of UBC evaporated.
Standard Of Gifts Necessary For Success In A $66 Million Campaign
# OF GIFTS                                     TOTAL
 3 $15,000,000
 4 10,000,000
 7 7,000,000
 9 6,750,000
 12 6,000,000
 24 6,000,000
 30 3,000,000
 60 3,000,000
 100 2,500,000
 100 1,000,000
 150 750,000
 500 500,000
to 1.000	
 many 4,500,000
December 11,1988
CHRONICLE/SPRING 1989 21 Still, the hardest part of The Campaign is yet to
come. After the champagne bottle is broken over
the bow of The Campaign on March 20, organizers
will then begin to solicit the "smaller" gifts ($100,000
and less). While the first two thirds of The Campaign total will be donated by fewer than 50 or 60
individuals and corporations, donations for the
last one third will come from thousands of individuals, especially alumni.
As David Strangway points out in his column in
this issue of The Chronicle, UBC in the year 2001
will be different place. "The UBC Campaign: A
World of Opportunity" will be a major catalyst in
that change.
The University will release a "Case Statement"
outlining the rationale and the goals of The Campaign. Copies of this are available through the
UBC Development Office.
The University will also conduct a Toronto launch
of The UBC Campaign at the Four Season's Hotel
on March 28,1989.
This is first in a series of articles on The UBC
Campaign. The Chronicle will continue to feature
Campaign information and news in upcoming
issues. ■
The Men Behind The Campaign
William Robert Wyman
by Rochelle van Halm
His university days had such an influence on William
Robert Wyman that the former UBC chancellor
attributes his success and that ofthe firm he chairs
to education. "If we've had any success, and if I've
had any success, I think we all owe some of that to
the education we received at university." Wyman,
58, estimates that 40 per cent of his 800 Pemberton
Securities' employees are university graduates—
most of them from the University of British
With that kind of influence around him, the
chairman of The UBC Campaign needs no persuading that a well-funded university is vital to the
community and the nation. The campaign theme,
World of Opportunity, has two important meanings for Wyman. "It's an opportunity to look inward
to the University," he says. The theme also recognizes that UBC is not a local institution. "Financial
resources will enhance the opportunity for people who participate in that university to be in a
better position to compete on an international
scale," says Wyman. "UBC has a scope of opportunity that extends beyond B.C. boundaries. It's fully-
Wyman received a BComm from UBC in 1956
and an honorary doctorate of laws in 1987 following his three-year term as chancellor. During his
role as the University's senior representative,
Wyman oversaw the institution during the period
of fiscal restraint, one ofthe most frustrating eras.
"I worked with three different university presidents and I saw the frustration that existed," recalls
Wyman. "I don't think I participated in opening
one new facility, other than Paprican (the pulp and
paper centre) and that was off-campus." Instead of
new facilities, shacks that leaned more than 30
years ago during Wyman's student days are still
standing and buildings constructed for temporary
use in the 1930s remain in use.
Wyman sees the University in danger of stagnating, not only in facilities such as the library, but
also in the ability of bright scientists to research in
quality laboratories. A lack of capital funding would
mean UBC could not maintain its strong position
among universities in North America and around
the world. "That to me is a tragedy," says Wyman.
Wyman's commitment to the University and its
need for major funding is so great he volunteered
to chair The Campaign. "There has been a tremendous need for decades and nobody has done anything about it," says Wyman.
His enormous energy is apparent in the leadership he has demonstrated in the business community. Wyman has served as chairman of the Vancouver Board of Trade, the Investment Dealers
Association of Canada and the Canadian Chamber
of Commerce. Wyman also serves as a director or
board member of eight companies and community- organizations.
Wyman still takes time for golf and enjoys a
handicap of 11 which he admits is "not bad but I'm
not happy with it." He also swims regularly, not
because he enjoys it but because he feels he should
"do something" to stay active.
John Diggens
by Chris Petty
When grade 12 student John Diggens came down
to UBC from Ocean Falls on a class trip in 1963, he
fell in love with the place. He toured the campus
just as the blooming forsythia and all the activity of
spring brought the campus to life. He enrolled at
UBC the next year and began to involve himself in
university affairs. He maintains his involvement to
this day as current president of the Alumni Association and a member of the advisory committee of
The UBC Campaign.
As an undergraduate, John enjoyed all aspects of
UBC life and in spite of that, finished his BSc in
1968. He enrolled immediately in the dentistry
program. His class (the Class of 72) was the first
year the program had a full complement of students.
UBC in the late sixties was a dynamic place, full
of change, new buildings and fresh ideas. "I liked
the energy of those times," he says, "and spent as
much time as I could in campus activities. But you
have to remember that while all that activity was
going on, I was taking professional training. I wasn't
able to participate as much as I wanted to."
22 CHRONICLE/SPRING 1989 John was elected treasurer ofthe Dental Society,
and in the spring of 1971 he and other student
leaders were invited to lunch at the Faculty Club
by UBC benefactor Allan McGavin. He was impressed by McGavin and realized that he wanted to
stay involved with the University after graduation.
That same summer he travelled to Europe. In a
campsite near the Berlin Wall he wrote a letter to
Dean Gage, asking him for a scholarship.
"I told him in a letter that, as far as I was concerned, travelling was better for my education
than working, but I fully expected to be turned
down for the scholarship," he says. "To Dean Gage's
everlasting credit, he agreed with my argument
and gave me the scholarship."
After graduation (DMD 72), John worked for
five years in private practice, then went to the
University of Washington for two years of specialty
training. During the two summers at UW, he was
invited to conduct research at the Scripps Clinic in
La Jolla, California, an immunological institute partially funded by Cecil Green. On his return to
Vancouver in 1979 John was able to apply his
research on patients undergoing certain kinds of
radiation treatment. Then, it was necessary to extract partially decayed teeth from these patients
to lessen the chance of major infection. John
pioneered work to change this practice, thus
salvaging otherwise good teeth and preventing the
additional psychological and physical trauma tooth
extraction can often cause.
John enjoys his extremely busy practice and still
finds time to teach in the dental school and serve
as senior vice-president of the College of Dental
Surgeons of B.C. He considers being president of
the Alumni Association a great privilege.
"I felt a real fondness for UBC the first time I
visited. It felt like home," he says. "I enjoy the work
I do for the University, because it makes me feel
I'm giving something back for all the good things
UBC has provided me. I think this Campaign is
very important. With the changes and opportunities it will bring, UBC will remain one of the most
important universities in North America." After
John's term as president expires in May, he will
become a member of The Campaign's leadership
John Diggens and his wife Tierney have five
children ("three before grad school and two after")
and live in a neighbourhood on campus. He and
his family enjoy skiing, travelling, outdoor activities, the ballet and opera.
Gordon MacFarlane
by Rochelle van Halm
Heading the British Columbia Telephone Company, serving on several boards of directors, extensive business travel and his role on the Leadership
Committee doesn't leave Gordon Frederick MacFarlane much time to fly model helicopters. Other
hobbies and sports— scuba diving, power-boating
and windsurfing—have also been neglected lately
as MacFarlane plays a role in raising some serious
cash for UBC.
For MacFarlane, 63, who graduated from UBC in
1950 with a BASc in electrical engineering, sacrificing personal time for UBC is essential. As a UBC
alumnus and business leader, he feels he has a
responsibility to take part in The Campaign. "It's
essential that the total community support our
universities," says MacFarlane. "It's unrealistic to
expect governments to pay for everything that
goes on in our society."
No newcomer to fund-raising, MacFarlane
chaired the United Way campaign during the 1982
recession and helped raise $8.7-million. He also
headed the Vancouver Public Aquarium campaign
to fund the $4.5-million killer whale pool.
The chairman and chief executive officer of B.C.
Tel believes our technology-reliant society will
depend more and more on high-quality, well-
funded universities. "It's becoming more and more
important as time goes on, as we move to a society
where knowledge workers form a more significant part of our society."
For a communications company like B.C. Tel,
the continued excellence of a local university is
necessary to the company's success. "Obviously
we draw from all sectors. We have lost people who
don't have university degrees, but it's essential we
have people who have degrees in some areas. As
time goes on, I think we'll find that the people who
are at the leading edge of technology will have
university degrees."
B.C. Tel demonstrated leadership in The Campaign with a significant gift— $1.25-million. "We're
seen as a leader in our particular field in this
province and unless we're prepared to play a leadership role, we can't expect others to really do so,"
says MacFarlane.
A great deal of The Campaign's responsibility
must fall on UBC alumni. "There has to be a growing participation by alumni or the business community won't support The Campaign," advises
MacFarlane. "The provincial government is providing matching funds, but they're not going to if
the business community- or the rest of society
doesn't contribute."
Without the major investment UBC needs, the
debilitated University will drain the health of our
community. "If the funding doesn't go to UBC,
then I think it's systematic of a problem in our total
society," says MacFarlane. "The ultimate result is
that we'd probably end up, not as a Third World
country, but a Third World province. We wouldn't
be able to keep pace."
Each member of the leadership committee has
a list of "accounts" to contact. These corporations
and individuals are matched to members with
existing contracts. No doubt many of these friendships were forged during UBC days.
MacFarlane is optimistic about The Campaign's
success, but the veteran fund-raiser cautions contributors not to lose momentum. "It's doing exceptionally well, but we can't rest on our laurels."
Proposed New Chairs
Maclean Hunter Chair in
Non-Fiction and Business Writing
Hugh Keenleyside Chair
in Canadian Diplomacy
Chair in American Studies
Chair in Multicultural Education
Chair in Special Education
Maurice Young Chair
in Applied Ethics
Nathan Nemetz Chair
in Nuclear Biotechnology
Chair in Landscape and
Liveable Environments
Chair in Telerobotics
Chair in Forest Products Biotechnology
Chair in Fisheries/Oceanography
Warren Chair in Nuclear Physics
Chair in Computer
Communications Research
Chair in Process Metallurgy
Chair in Dynamic Systems
Chair in Plant Biotechnology
Gobid Khorana Chair
in Biological Chemistry
Elizabeth Kenney McCann Chair
in Nursing
Chair in Viral Diseases of Children
Chair in Schizophrenia
Chair in Audiology and
Speech Science
Chair in Cardiology
Chair in Arthritic Diseases
Chair in Surgery
Marianne Koerner Chair
in Neurosciences
Chair in Medical Genetics
Chair in Geriatric Dentistry
Chair in Spinal Cord Physiology
CHRONICLE/SPRING 1989 23 Olass Acifc
Due to an unfortunate set ot" circumstances,
Class Acts material for the winter edition of
The Chronicle was lost. If you don't see y< mr
announcement in this issue ofthe magazine.
please resubmit vour material.
The Chronicle apologizes for any inconvenience.
James P. Almaas BASc'81 and Rebecca
Almaas announce the birth of Meghan
Rebecca, born Sept. 28, 1988. James is
working with Echo Bay Mines...Richard
Brett BEd'79 and Kathleen Dyble BEd'84
(married in August, 1985) wish to announce
the birth of their daughter Devon Nicole on
June 8, 1988...Dwaine Brooke BSc(Agr)'71
and Barbara (Clegg) Brooke BSc(Agr) 71,
MSc'85 announce the birth of Mathew
Kenneth on June 15, 1988...N. Larry
Campbell BComm'61 and Holly (Hannigan)
Campbell BHE'75 announce the birth of a
son Ian Terence Murray born Nov. 15, 1988
in Kamloops; a sister for Erin Leigh
Campbell BA'88...Erin Goodchild BA'85 and
her husband Jim Anderson are pleased to
announce the birth of their first child, Elise
Romany, on May 28, 1988...Dr. Stephen
Hicock BSc'73, MSc'76 and Frances (Ulmer)
Hicock BSR'75 announce the birth of a
daughter, Robyn Nicole, October 1988 in
London, Ontario...Kathryn Marie was born
November 1, 1988 to John Ironside
BComm'70 and wife Cynthia in Boulder,
Colorado; a sister for John Alexander...
Dianne (Eppler) Neufeld BPE 76 and
Wolfgang Neufeld BPE'75 announce the
birth of their daughter, Kelsey Danielle, on
September 7, 1988 in Kelowna; a sister for
Lindsay...Wayne Peace BASc'69, DMD'73 and
Janice Peace MD'86 married August, 1984
and had a daughter, Taris Anne December
21, 1988 at Surrey Memorial Hospital...Ross
Peterson BEd'85 and Lynda (Delpierre)
Peterson BEd'85 announce another early
arrival, Derreck Allan, born October 1, 1988;
a brother for Tasha...Jo-Anne (Scott) Priebe
BHE'73 and husband Michael wish to
announce the birth of Celia Margaret, a
sister to seven year old Derrick, on May 3,
1988...Wendy Raber (nee Chusid) BSN 80
and Steven Rober announce the birth of
their second son Daniel Eli, June 19, 1988.
Wendy also attained her Masters in Nursing
from the U. of Manitoba June 1, 1988...Mark
Redston MD'87 and wife Kristen, are pleased
to announce the arrival of a daughter, Emily,
on September 2, 1988. She tipped the scales
at 81bs 7oz. Mark is in a pathology residency in Toronto...Bob Rasmusens BSc'80 and
Elinor [(Chi-chi) nee Rowlands] Rasmusens
BEd'77 had a baby girl, Lydia Sophie, on
January 2, 1989; a sister to Kyle...Guy
Robertson BA'76, MLS'81 and Deborah
Johnson are pleased to announce the birth
of daughter Amanda on the 29th of
November, 1988...Neil Shrimpton MSc'81,
PhD'87 and Miriam (Bucinel) Shrimpton
BHE'80 are pleased to announce the birth of
their second daughter, Sarah Josephine, on
June 9, 1988, a sister for Eryn Silva, born
Aug. 30,-1986...Peter Thain MBA'84 and
Monica (Scott) Thain BPE'78 are thrilled to
announce the birth of their first child
Beckie-Anne Margaret, on July 2, 1988...
Lorraine Thompson BMus'79 and Robert
Fensome announce the birth of a daughter,
Alexandra Louise Fensome, on July 29,
1988...Bill Watt BMus'67, MMus'73 and
Laura Watt announce the birth of a girl on
December 8, 1988, Christine Heather, in
Prince George, B.C. She weighed 8 pounds
5oz...Phillip Wong BSc'76, BA'79 and Sandy
(Yuen) Wong BSc.Reh.'78 proudly announce
the birth of Jonathan Michael Wong, on
December 24, 1988...Peter C. Clegg BA'57
MSc 82 and Siobhan (Kelly) Clegg BEd'81
announce the birth of Samuel Clelland Clegg
in Waterloo, Ontario on August 17th,
1989...Dr. Pat Bowen, BSc(Agr)'80, MSc'83
and husband Carl Bogdanoff are proud
parents of a daughter, Bridget, born October
11, 1988 in Geneva, NY.
Roy Phillips BASc'39, past president of the
Canadian Manufacturers' Assoc, is now the
first Canadian president of the International
Organization for Standardizations (ISO), one
of the two world standards authorities...
Arthur E. Buller BA'33 has retired in
Victoria. He has worked at a variety of
mines including the Nickel Plate at Hedley,
the Pend Oreille Mine in Washington, Cyprus
Mines, and Union Carbide Corp. in the
Middle East and Africa. He also organized
an exploration company and later set up his
own consulting firm. He was active in
professional organizations...Sam Roddan
BA'37 has just finished playing the role of
Mr. McGuffey, the milkman, in the film
adaption of his short story, "The Bell
Ringers." The film is scheduled for release
in the spring of 1989.
Doug Christie BSA'41 was recently awarded
the Pacific Coast Nurseryman's Outstanding
Nurseryman Award for his exceptional
contribution to the nursery industry in BC.
The award was presented at the Annual
Convention of the BCNTA held in October at
the Pan Pacific Hotel...Bob Rogers
BComm'49 and his wife Mary spent their
Christmas holidays cruising the Caribbean
on the "Sky Princess." They had a lovely
and relaxing time...Eileen Sutherland BA'46
was elected president of the Jane Austen
Society of North America in October. She is
the first Canadian to hold this position in
the Society, which has chapters in all of the
states and nine provinces... Former Alumni
Association President...Frank C. Walden
BA'49, has been named Chairman of
Comcone Public Affairs. The new company
is a product of the merger of Walden Public
Relations and Baker Lovick Advertising.
Dr. David M. Bowden BSA 52, MSA'57
retired in September, 1988 as director of the
Summerland Research Station after 36 years
of service with Agriculture Canda Research
Branch...Hugh Daubeny BSA'53, MSA'55 has
been named a fellow of the American
Society for Horticultural Science. The
honour was awarded for contribution to
horticulture in the development and
introduction of improved stawberry and
raspberry varieties. The Totem Strawberry,
which he introduced in 1971, now accounts
for 80 per cent of the B.C. crop...Rex
Frederick BSA'58, MSA'60 writes from
Konedobu, Papua New Guinea that he is
now principal training officer in the Dept. of
Agriculture...Gerry Manning BComm'56 on
retirement as vice president Canadian
Airlines, has joined The Sterling Group
where he is responsible for Drake Beam
Morin Outplacement Services...Jim Phillips
BComm'50 is now retired after 25 years of
public service with the federal and
provincial government of B.C. He is living in
Cordova Bay, B.C....Gordon A. Thorn
BComm'56, MEd'71 has been promoted to
principal in charge of executive search with
The Sterling Group...Doris (Erfle) Pritchard
BA'50, founding librarian, Neilson Dental
Library, University of Manitoba, retired
September, 1988 after 30 years. She was
awarded Honorary Life Membership in the
Manitoba Health Libraries Association, of
which she was an active member.
Dr. Nuredeen Adedipe BSA'66, PhD'69 has
recently been appointed vice-chancellor of
the newly created University of Agriculture,
Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria...John
Eckersley BSc'65, LLB'70 has been appointed secretary of Placer Dome Inc., in
Vancouver, having returned from a one year
assignment as general manager corporate
administration of Placer Pacific Limited in
Sydney, Australia with his wife Debbie
(Tjoei) BSc'73...Arlene Gawne BA'69, MA'74
is working as a tapestry wildlife artist. Her
work has been featured in magazines such
as Bateman Selects and her work is
represented at Biota Gallery in California.
Arlene recently curated the exhibition,
"Wildlife in Tapestry"...William Guthrie
BSc'60 will be leaving Papua, New Guinea
after 22 years with the Department of Works.
He will divide his time between Galiano and
Fiji...Pauline Peters Kliewer BScN'61 is
currently chairperson of the department of
nursing, California State University...Veljo
Laur BASc'68 has started a new printing
plant, "Business Cards Tomorrow," in
Ottawa...Robert B. MacKay BComm'64,
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Melville BEd'71 have just been granted
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months...Gary Mullins BA'64, MA'70 was
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BSc'66 has worked the past five years in the
faculty of education at SFU. He is now living
in Lahr, Germany with his wife Sue, and his
three teenagers. He is teaching army brats
at the DND School in Lahr...James C.Sinclair
BSA'65 was recently appointed plant
operations manager for Empress Foods Ltd.
in B.C., Alberta and Manitoba, headquarters
in Vancouver.
Zulkifli Ali BSc(Agr)'73, MBA'75 is manager
for Corporate Planning and Development for
Austral Enterprises in Kuala Lampur,
Malaysia...Elizabeth Alke BA(English)'76 is
now editor-in-chief at Plains Publishing,
Edmonton, Alberta...Albert Atkinson BEd'70
MEd'74 has been appointed dean of
educational and student services at Douglas
College, New Westminster, B.C....Brian
Burke LLB 76 and Oleg Tomchenko LLB'76
have moved their law practice from
Coquitlam to the PoCo Place Tower in Port
Coquitlam ...Gordon Duncan BComm'79 has
just been elected president of the
Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce. He is
the president and owner of Total North
Communications...Louis Duprat LLB'77 has
left Burke, Tomchenko, Duprat of Coquitlam
to pursue private business interests...
Ubyssey Grey Eminence Arnold Hedstrom
BA'79 has operated his own consulting
business for the past two years and now is
working on the Yukon Indian Land Claim as
a communications co-ordinator...Owen
Hertzman BASc'73, MSc'79 has been
recently appointed Assistant Professor in
the Atmospheric Science Program, Department of Oceanography at Dalhousie
University in Halifax...Dr. Bob Horne
BSc(Agr)'77 graduated from WCVM in 1984
and now has a small animal veterinarian
practice in Port Coquitlam...Wendy (Hart)
Leslie BA'77 married Stuart Leslie
BComm'78 in 1980. She recently resigned as
office manager for a large firm and is now
taking time off to be a full time homemaker.
She and Stuart have two children...Ray Lord
BSc'78 is now manager of marketing and
communications at Science World. He
worked for 18 years at the Vancouver
Aquarium. He is married and living in North
Vancouver with his wife Betsy and two
daughters...Margaret MacLennan BA'79,
MEd'87 married Gordon Pritchard at Cecil
Green Park, Vancouver. They live in
Burnaby, B.C....Lionel H. Melville BEd'71
and wife Joan (Kelly) Melville BSc'66,
MEd'84 met at UBC in 1969. They spent 4
years in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, before
moving to the U.K. where they both
obtained M.A. degrees. They have been
living in Papua, New Guinea since 1978.
Lionel and Joan have just been granted
26 CHRONICLE/SPRING 1989 Australian immigrant status and will be
moving to Australia soon...Clement Mock
BSc'72, MBA'77 is the founding director of
Chinese Professional's and Businessmen's
Association of B.C....Brad Morse LLB'75 was
married on October 3rd, 1987.   His latest
books are Indigenous Law and the State (co-
editor), Foris Publications, Dordrecht,
Netherlands, 1987 and Native Offenders'
Perceptions on the Criminal Justice System
(co-author),   Dept.  of  Justice  Ottawa,
1988...Donald M. Porter BArch'78 has been
named   an   associate   of   John   Burgee
Architects in New York, an internationally
recognized company...R. Stan Price BSF'79,
married to Marilyn (nee Nicolls) BHE'69,
just moved to Port Alberni as area engineer
for MacMillan Bloedel, Este Van Division...
Victoria Provis BA'76 obtained her MBA
from INSEAD, Europe's leading business
school, located in France.   She worked for
Burson-Marsteller, the world's biggest PR
consultancy, and has just started her own
business...Marlene Reely BA'77 received
bachelor of social work degree,  1987,
University of Calgary in Alberta...Gerald
Reichenback BSF'79 is now the Stand
Tending Forester for BCFS in the Nelson
Forest   Region,   Nelson,   B.C.   ...   Craig
Rowland BArch'74 was recently appointed
Senior False Creek Planner for the City of
Vancouver...William G. Stewart BSc(Agr)'74,
MBA'75 has recently been appointed to the
board of directors of Canada Packers Ltd. ...
Glenn Tibbies BPE'73 has been promoted to
senior director administration, and corporate
secretary of Ward Air Inc. and its affiliated
companies. Glenna Turner BA'70, chartered
accountant, was appointed in September,
1988 to the position of director of finance
and administration, Institute of Chartered
Accountants of Alberta...Graeme Vance
BSc(Agr)'74 is managing a 5000 acre ranch
(Merino sheep and Herefords) in Yarrowitch,
New South Wales, Australia.
Terri Bakes BEd'87 is substitute teaching in
the Niagara area. She is engaged to be
married in August '89...Lesley Baynes BA'87
is at McGill working towards a Master of
Library and Information Science degree...
Kathryn L. (Campbell) Buchanan BSF 85
has a new job working with Forestry Canada
in Hull, Quebec. She moved to Ottawa in the
summer of 1988 and married J.G. Buchanan
that same summer..Nancy J. Campbell
BSc'85 is in Whitehorse Yukon, where she
runs her own company, "Wordwrights," and
specializes in freelance writing, design and
broadcasting...David Currier BPE'86 is now
married. He is a partner in business,
building recreational rowing shells at
Okanagan Rowing Craf...Jennifer Daubeny
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Affairs in Ottawa...Shirley Egan BA'88 is a
sales representative with Dollard's Cantel...
J. Alexander Fedyk BA'84 is currently
working with Vancouver Cultural Alliance,
undertaking marketing and promotions. He
handles the "Arts Hotline" and is currently
on the B.C. Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi
Alumni Executive as advisor and international liaison. He is an independent
consultant in the arts, government and
protocol for clients around the world...Patti
Flather BA'87 is a star reporter with the
Whitehorse Star daily Newspaper...Tony
Fogarassy BSc'83 is finishing up an M.Sc. in
geology at UBC. He is also studying rocks in
the Queen Charlotte Islands...Jay Fredericks
BSc(Agr)'81 is Land Representative in
Meadow Lake, Sask...Ross Gallinger
BSc(Agr)83' has just moved to Stewart, B.C.
where he is the environmental supervisor
with Westin Resources Ltd. Premier Gold
Project...Rob Guzyk BA'84 has left Iqualuit,
N.W.T. and now works in Whitehorse for the
court system...Jonathan W. Hak LLB'86
received an LLM from Cambridge in 1988.
He has joined Calgary Crown Prosecutor's
Office and also is teaching law in Calgary...
Tim Hall BSc(Agr)'83 received his Master of
Landscape Architecture in 1986 from U.
Guelph and is now managing the Horticulture
Centre of the Pacific in Victoria...Paul E.
Hardisty BASc'85 married Heidi McKnight
on July 26, 1988 in Cape Coast, Ghana. He
has just completed a MSc in Engineering
Hydrology at Imperial College, London and
is now working with Piteau Engineering,
Geotechnical and Hydrogeological Consultants,
in Calgary...Wayne Ian Henry MA'87 is
currently enrolled in second year of the PhD
program (philosophy) at U. of Western
Ontario...Linda G. Ho BComm'86 married
Brian J. Knight, fourth year Arts UBC, on
June 24th 1988. She works for Westley
Mines Limited...Samuel Ho BComm'80 has
been awarded the Chartered Financial
Analyst (CFA) designation...Don Hutchinson
LLB'88 is currently articling with McCarthy
& McCarthy, Toronto...Ian Brian Johnston
BSF'83 moved from Kamloops to Burns Lake
to take a job as resource assistant with the
Ministry of Forestry. He is married to
Haleen (Dunlop) Johnston BHE 80. They
have one daughter, Sarah Haleen, born Aug.
10, 1987...Andrew Kobayashi BASc'85 is
working in Tokyo as a systems engineer for
Hitachi Zosen Information Systems, a
supplier of CAD/CAM systems...Rob
Lazenby BASc'85 married Tracey Balcom
BA'85 in June of 1988...Deborah Leach
MA'86 is working as a nutrition consultant
for Newfoundland Department of Health...
John A. Lindsay BComm'80 is the director
of purchasing at the University Hospital in
Vancouver as of January 16, 1989...Terry
Mcintosh PhD'86 is studying the dry land
moss of North American deserts. The
purpose of the research is to find clues to
the earth's history...Andrew Milne MASc'84
is now an associate in the Strategic
Engineering Department at CBC...Eddy
Christopher Olson BEd'84 currently doing
freelance photography work (self-employed)
and teaching photography at nightschool...
Midori Ota MA'88 moved to Geneva in April
'88 and works in the recruitment section at
United Nation Volunteers...Dr. Grant Pagdin
BSc'85, MD'88 will marry Valerie Nickel, RN,
on April 22, 1989 in Burnaby. Grant is
interning at Lions Gate Hospital...Dennis
Perlotto BASc'88 moved to Toronto in
October '88 to work for an eastern construction company as a field engineer...Dr.
Madhukar Potdar PhD'87 is an associate
professor at Marathwada Agricultural
University in Parbhani, India...Daniel
Anthony Ruggiero BA'80 Ed'82 is teaching
at Holy Cross High School in Surrey,
B.C....Teresa R. Sanderson BSc'84 and Terry
Steeves married Sept 3, 1988 in Richmond,
B.C. Teresa is working for EPIC Data in
Richmond. Terry is working for BC Tel.
They are currently living in Richmond...
Andre Alan Sharf BComm'86 is to marry Jill
Moore on March 4, 1989 at St. Giles United
Church in Vancouver...Allison Star BEd'82,
BMus'86 completed a year of graduate work
at USC studying piano with Brooks Smith,
and is now completing her M. Music in Piano
Performance, studying with Dr. Ted Blair at
Dominican College of San Rafael. She is
engaged to be married on August 20 th...
Linda P. Stewart LLB'81 is the president of
the Burnaby Bar Association...Mike Vanchu
BComm'83, MBA'87 left Michelin Tires
Canada after five years and is now senior
marketing specialist for Honeywell Canada's
Industrial Services Division in Toronto...
Sandra Vonniessen BFNSc'86 is a Western
Ontario College division sales rep for Collier
Macmillan Canada Publishing Co...Ron
Yaworsky MSc'84 is the director of
municipal engineering with the Yukon
government. He is off for a year in the
Sudan on a project for the World University
Services of Canada which will make use of
his northern expertise.
Peter John Baerg MD'55 passed away after
a lengthy illness, September 15, 1988. He is
survived by his wife Norma BA'55 of Vernon,
B.C. and three sons, Murray and wife Susan,
Jeffrey and wife Hedda and Randall...
Edmund C. Ballantyne MA'77 passed away
on July 27, 1987...Joan E. Biddle BA'54,
BEd'55 died of cancer November 13, 1988 in
Victoria...John Edgar (Ted) Browne BSF'49,
R.P.F., died on October 21, 1988 after a
career spanning 39 years in government, in
industry and as a forestry consultant. For
the past nine years Ted held the position of
chief forester for Finlay Forest Industries in
Mackenzie, B.C. He leaves his wife Cora
(nee Halton), BA'61 and his mother,
Frances...Frank Darcel MSc'57 died October
6, 1988 in Brampton, Ontario. Sadly missed
by his wife Arlie and children, Ian, Alison,
Colin, Keith and Aimee. He worked in the
Ministry of the Environment...James Leon
Denholme BSc'56 died peacefully January
25, 1989. Survived by his wife, Maureen and
daughters Maria and Kelly...Marg L. Dobbin
BSN'37 passed away on September 7,
1988...Marianne A.D. Eyles BA'61 died in
her Malibu home after a brief illness. A
pioneer in the field of orthoptics, she
opened the first training school in Canada in
1940...Chiyeko Fukuyama Fujisawa BHE'55
has passed away...E. Sheila (Phipps)
Gordon BA'26 died peacefully on December
24th. Survived by sons Doug and Don and
their wives Sheila and Lorraine, three
grandaughters and her sister Doreen...
Michael de Hullu BComm'83 died May 1988.
He was a chartered accountant with Touche
Ross in Vancouver. Survived by Kathleen
Cunningham BComm'84, LLB'85, and his
parents, one brother, and three sisters, all in
Holland...Arthur Steven Kadzielawa BSA'37
MSA'39 passed away August 13, 1988 in
Thunder Bay Ontario. He is survived by his
wife Phyllis (Mitchell) Kadzielawa BSA 41...
Rev. Canon Andrew Lam BA'44 died in
Winnipeg, Manitoba on July 11, 1988. Buried
in Vancouver, B.C. Mountain View
Cemetary...Archibald R. MacAulay BComm'47
passed away in August, 1988...Alistair John
MacLean BComm'49 died on April 23, 1988.
He worked for Seaboard Shipping Co. Ltd.
for 36 years. He is survived by his wife
Kathy, two daughters Judy and Laurie...Joan
Elizabeth Mitchell BA'54 passed away
suddenly in North Vancouver on September
16, 1988. She had an active career as a
librarian at Union College in Vancouver,
Victoria College in Toronto, and as a
bibliographer. She is survived by her
mother, Margaret, and sisters, Mona and
Margaret...Esther (MacAdair) Moase BHE'48
died in June, 1987. She was married with
four children and was active in teaching and
real estate...Evelyn (Hayes) Schawalder
BA'32 passed away on August 9, 1988...
Raymond D. Schweitzer BSc'62 passed
away December 23rd, a victim of cancer...
Professor Harold M. Tapay BASc'46 at rest
in California, October 13th, 1988. He worked
at Santa Clara University for 38 years. He
died of a heart attack...Richard C. Taylor
BA'75 passed away after a long fight against
cancer. Survived by wife Pamela Taylor...
Thomas Hartley Woodside BA 62, 1936-
1988. While at UBC he belonged to Alpha
Delta Phi and was involved with the student
newspaper and the rowing team. He
married Karen Clark BSc'61 and moved to
Toronto in 1964 with McLaren Advertising
Agency. He is survived by his wife and
daughters Jennifer and Andrea.■ Col
gave me one withering glance and said in
words I will always remember (like indelible
ink, they are in my memory), "You're an idiot
and an engineer. I don't go out with either."
It was at that point I figured I'd better give
this engineering image a second glance.
It was true. There was a certain amount of
notoriety that went along with being an engineer. I learned to wear my red jacket with an
acquired nonchalence, oblivious to the occasional jeering comment I might hear. It took
time, but by the end of my first year, I had
come full circle, both accepting my dubious
reputation as an engineer, and appreciating
that I was one. A great professor I once had
said university should teach you more than
simply the theory of relativity and what gravity is all about. It should teach you about
people and about life in general. That was
how I viewed my role as a UBC engineer,
though I have to admit, sometimes we took
the advice a bit too literally.
Some events are synonymous with the
engineers. Lady Godiva. Leg Awkshun. Red
Eye Pancake Brunch. And of course Engineering Week. (I always wondered how much
terror those two words struck into the hearts
of UBC administrators. My guess would be
plenty.) I learned to give a lot more than I
got, both in helping fellow students and in
gamely volunteering for whatever events
the engineers were involved in. It was news
to me when I found out how much money
the engineers gave to different charities. It
was a knowledge I secretly revelled in,
becoming rather smug when anyone dared
tarnish the name of an engineer. For all our
faults and indiscretions, most of us had hearts
that were in the right place.
As an engineer, I learned to have an appreciation for fine beer, a good game of
foosball, beating anyone in arts at anything,
and professors who actually gave exams on
the material I studied.
I also learned to appreciate the enthusiasm and commitment of my fellow study
mates, most of whom were striving for first
class but knew if they didn't have some
outlet, they would lose their sanity. Which is
where the Cheeze Factory came in. Like a
mother's worst nightmare of her son's dorm
room, the Cheeze Factory symbolized the
camaraderie that engineers learned to survive on. I don't remember once walking in
there without stepping over empty beer bottles, Red Rags and potato chip bags. Or making my way around an engineer who was
catching a few desperate minutes of sleep
before his midterm in partial differential
mathematics. I also don't remember walking in there when someone didn't holler at
me to come have a beer, or simply say 'hey
ya Dan.' It was a time of friendship and
support that I have yet to experience again. I
still keep in touch with many of my old
study pals. Four years of slugging it out
together in the trenches, learning everything you never thought you'd ever need to
know about anything, takes a long time to
forget. I hope I never do. ■
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Clearing up the myths and realities of who (or
what) an engineer really is.
Daniel Murdoch, BASc'81, is
a civil engineer workingfor
an international oil
company in Long Beach,
I always wanted to be an engineer.
Young, idealistic and endowed with
considerable intellect (some might call
conceit), at 16 I decided my true calling in
life would be found in the field of engineering. An honourable profession to be sure.
I believed in the sanctity of education and
envisioned studying at university— fouryears
of applying myself seriously to my courses,
with the odd gratuitous chat with fellow
students about courses, professors and just
what Einstein really meant. With a certain
self-righteous martyrdom for the sacrifices I
would make, I pictured myself four years
later, a somber individual, filled with the gift
of knowledge, graduating magna cum laude,
an engineer that every company in the country, no, make that the world, would be seeking, pleading with to work for them. By 18,
my picture appeared to need a little work.
Perhaps I had been a little naive. Perhaps
nothing could have prepared me for my
entrance into engineering.
I remember the first five days. For some
reason I was under the delusion the professors eased you into it. That first week I had
four assignments and I think 28 hours of
homework. Per night. And courses that made
me sweat. Differential calculus. Engineering chemistry. Elements of physics. If it is
possible to dream about things like that, I
did. Vividly. Every night. It was then, after
the first week, that I had a serious discussion with myself. About how I'd really always
wanted to grow bananas. In Malaysia. That
I'd been deluding myself to think I actually
had any brains for math, chemistry, physics.
School. Period. The 16-year-old cocky kid
had deteriorated into a panic-stricken,
drowning freshman.
My lifeline came in the form of Pinky
Price, a fellow freshman who gave me the
law of engineering as he saw it. "Dan, my
boy, you were dumb enough to get into this
faculty, so you're damn well dumb enough
to finish it with the rest of us. Besides, from
what I hear, it gets easier after the first semester." No greater lie has ever been told, but it
was the turning point. I finally decided to
unpack my bags and join the ranks of the
unwashed masses, the Geers.
Coming from a small town, I was unaware of just how infamous the UBC engineers were. I soon learned they were both
revered and hated, with varying degrees of
respect and disgust. Respect for brilliant
pranks like the now memorable Lion's Gate
Volkswagen and the stealing of the Speaker's Chair. Disgust for more uninventive
stunts such as stringing toilet paper in trees,
and general loud, obnoxious and disorderly-
behaviour. This latter trait was to haunt me
on numerous occasions, though the first
time was the most painful.
It came after I had gotten over my self-
doubts. I had lapsed into a comfortable cockiness, realizing that, after all, I was an
engineer, which was the greatest pursuit on
earth. We worked hard and played hard,
and the only negative I could see was that
the faculty was heavily male-dominated.
Which was why I looked forward to my
English 100 class. Not because I had a particular fondness for Keats or Hemingway, but
because I did have a particular fondness for
Sarah Mclntyre, a blonde beauty who was in
one ofthe sororities on campus. She did not
know I existed, though I was not sure why. I
was visible in my red jacket, and being more
intelligent than most other members of my
class, I was always certain to make thoughtful, provocative comments, expounding at
great length on such things as the merits of
Shakespeare's denouements. So when the
big engineering dance came around, I
figured, how could she say no? I swaggered
up to Miss Sarah Mclntyre and asked her. She
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