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 At Last! A Made-in-Canada Encyclopedia! See Page 17
John Turner School Days at UBC • After Graduation... What Now?
Community Backs Special Ed Program • Homecoming '84
lard work and sacrifice pay off as
student athletes pick up three gold and two
silver medals and a UBC grad wins silver
and bronze at the 1984 Summer Games in
Los Angeles.
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Chronicle Honored
Homecoming '84
By Margaret Copping
Alumni Activities
Student Athletes Strike Gold
UBC's contingent at the 1984 Summer Olympics
bring home a fistful of medals.
By Steve Campbell	
Brock Hall to Parliament Hill
John Turner's former boss takes
a retrospective look at Canada's new
Leader of the Opposition.
 By Donald Ferguson	
1/1 Introducing Alumni Branch Reps
IQ Graduation'84 . .
l~J By Kelley }o Burke
A Time to Celebrate?
70    The $334'000 Challenge!
Special Aid For Special Ed
By Anne Sharp	
24    Spotlight
The Spirit of the 30s
By Sam Roddan	
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Each of Us Has a Role
By Kyle Mitchell
President, UBC Alumni Association
The University of British Columbia
and other institutions of higher
education are going through a very
critical period. I have been asked by
many graduates what they could do to
support the University during this
challenging time.
The degree of difficulty facing UBC
can best be summarized by two
• For the first time in recent history,
UBC's grant from the provincial
government has been cut. The
University will have approximately $9
million less than in 1983-84. Since
salaries comprise 88.6% of the
University's budget, the result is a
reduction in many staff positions.
• Student enrolment is rising. There
will be a record number of students
attending UBC this year. With the
reduction in budget and staff, faculties
are imposing more stringent
limitations on the number of students
they admit. Tuition fees have been
dramatically increased and for the first
time in UBC's history, significant
numbers of students who want to
enrol at UBC will not be allowed the
The challenge facing our
universities is compounded by the
view of many that the future of our
province and country will be based on
our ability to capitalize on the
emerging "information-based
economy". In order to do so, we must
invest in the intellectual resources of
our country as we have invested in
resource and other capital segments of
our economy in the past.
UBC has a vital role to play in
ensuring our children and their
children are equipped to face up to the
rapidly changing environment in
which they will live and work. We
have an obligation to future
generations to ensure that solid,
useful and challenging educational
programs are available, as those who
went before us ensured they were
available when we wanted a higher
As alumni, we are all very much
aware of the positive role a university
education played in our careers and in
our personal lives. I meet very few
alumni who are not willing to repay a
part of the wealth of knowledge and
understanding they acquired at Point
Grey, at Fairview or at Victoria
continued next page
Chronicle/Fa//1984   3 Indeed, many want to know what
they can do to offer support. In my
view there are a number of things we
can usefully do:
• In our democratic political system,
universities will receive the respect
they deserve from governments when
the legislators come to understand
that they are valued highly by their
constituents. Why not let your MP or
MLA know that you consider healthy
universities an essential ingredient of
economic vitality.
• Let your university know of your
support. This can be done through the
Alumni Association by contacting
myself at the Association office (228-
3313). Or you may prefer to call the
Dean of your faculty or the head of
your school or department to ask
whether there is something of value
you could do to assist.
• Become active. There are many
groups of alumni who, in a variety of
ways, assist the University. Perhaps
your own area of expertise may be of
real benefit to one of these groups. To
find out about the volunteer
opportunities available at UBC, please
contact our Executive Director, Peter
Jones, at Cecil Green Park, 228-3313.
• Finally, for those who find it
difficult to give of their time and
energies, there are always a number of
university funds that would be grateful for
a contribution. This year, the Alumni
Fund is concentrating on student
bursaries and scholarships, because
we want to ensure that higher tuition
fees are not an economic barrier to
qualified young people. In addition,
almost every faculty and school has a
project or two that requires outside
financial assistance.
These are but a few ways of
supporting your university. No doubt
many of you will think of others. The
important thing is not what you
decide to do, but that you decide to do
The motto of UBC has always been
TUUM EST' - it's up to you. Now
more than ever is the time for all
alumni, faculty and students to show
what this means. •
Chronicle Honored
On June 25 the Chronicle was
honored as a finalist in the graphic
illustration category of the Western
Magazine Awards. Chronicle cover
artist Dave Webber placed third with
his illustration of a golfing Karl Marx
for the story "A Back to School
Primer", in the Winter '83 issue. First
prize went to Ron Lightburn, for an
illustration for Western Living
And while we're blowing our own
horn. . . Virginia Carter Smith, vice-
president of the Council for
Advancement and Support of
Education had this to say about the
Chronicle at the annual conference of
Canadian alumni administrators:
"The UBC Chronicle definitely rates
as one of Canada's best alumni
periodicals. From its lively covers
through news items and major articles
to classnotes, the magazine is highly
professional. I often intend only to
scan it but end up by reading several
articles all the way through."
—Anne Sharp
Lectures will take place Saturday
nights at 8:15 p.m. in Lecture Hall
2, Woodward Building, UBC,
beginning September 15.
Admission is Free
September 15
Professor Hideo Tanaka
Faculty of Law,
University of Tokyo
The Role of Law in Japan:
Comparisons with the West
September 22
The Honorable Madame Justice
Bertha Wilson
Supreme Court of Canada
The Casulties of a Failed Marriage
September 29
Professor Alexander P. Kazhdan
Dumbarton Oaks,
Washington, D.C.
Byzantine Culture
October 6
Professor Peter A. Larkin
Institute of Animal Resource
Ecology, University of British
How Salmon Find Their Way Home
October 13
Dr. A.R. Dobell
President, Institute for
Research on Public Policy,
Economics and Politics in
British Columbia
October 20
Dr. Howard H. Hiatt
Dean of the School of Public
Health, Harvard
Misplaced Priorities:
Human Costs of the Arms Race
October 27
Dr. Benoit Mandelbrot
IBM Fellow, IBM Thomas J.
Watson Research Center and
Mathematics Department,
The Fractal Cosmos:
New Shapes in the Sciences and Art
November 3
Professor Zenon Pylyshyn
Director, Centre for Cognitive
Science, University of Western
Artificial Intelligence and
the Human Mind
November 10
Catharine A. MacKinnon
Faculty of Law
University of Minnesota
November 17
Dr. Phil Gold, O.C.
Professor of Medicine, McGill
Montreal General Hospital
The Cloud of Cancer with the Ever
Increasing Silver Lining
November 24
Dr. Bernard Crick
Professor of Politics
University of London
The Other Orwell:
Getting Away From 1984
4   Chronicle/Fa/; 1984 HOMECOMING
By Margaret Copping
In 1922 over 80 percent of UBC's
students participated in a parade
from their campus at Fairview to
the promised but abandoned West
Point Grey campus. They were trying
to focus favorable public attention on
UBC to lobby for support in getting
the new University built; and they
succeeded. That parade, and the campaign that surrounded it, became
known as the Great Trek.
We still celebrate the Trek, as part of
our history and as a reminder of the
potential that student involvement
has for shaping the University. The
Arts' 20 Relay Race, itself part of our
history, runs the route of the Great
Trek from Fairview to West Point
Grey. Thousands of students participate in the Arts' 20 every year, re-
Homecoming Week
October 15-19
All Week: Displays at SUB
Concourse and Main Library
Monday, October 15: Homecoming
'84 begins; Movie Nite at the Pit
Tuesday, October 16: Information
Day, SUB Concourse; Students'
Farewell to J .V. Clyne at the Pit
Wednesday, October 17: Meet the
A.M.S. (A.M.S. Awareness Day),
SUB Concourse; Reception at Cecil
Green Park, 7:30 p.m.; IFC Beer
Garden; Gage Towers Beer Garden
Thursday, October 18: Arts '20 Relay;
Great Trekker Award Ceremony;
Air Band Semifinals in the Pit
Friday, October 19: Air Band Contest
Finals, SUB Ballroom; Dance, SUB
For up-to-the-minute details
contact Glenna Chestnut, Chair of
Homecoming '84, at 228-3961.
enacting not only the Trek from the
old to the new campus, but also the
relays of generations of UBC students.
In this way, they pass on the responsibility of student participation from the
past into the University's future.
This year students have decided to
celebrate that tradition of student
involvement with a week of events
named after Homecoming, another
campus tradition. Homecoming '84,
scheduled for October 15-20, will
bring both students and alumni of all
ages together. Events will include
inter-varsity athletic contests, two
reunions, a dance, and a night at Cecil
Green Park for undergraduate societies to host receptions for their
respective alumni divisions.
The centrepiece of the week's celebrations will still be the 13 kilometre
Arts '20 Relay. Already the best-
attended Intramural Sports event on
campus, this year the Arts '20 has
been expanded to include alumni
teams. The Intramurals organizers
and the Homecoming '84 Committee
hope that alumni will take advantage
of the opportunity to celebrate with
students our common commitment to
the University, in a race that is both
traditional and very current — and
The Great Trek couldn't happen
again, but the high level of student
involvement which it first exemplified, has continued to influence the
shape of the University. Students sit
on decision-making bodies at all levels, from departmental committees to
the Board of Governors; and their contributions are valued. And students
have continued the work of helping to
build the University, too: Brock Hall,
the War Memorial Gym, the Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre, the Student Union Building, and the Aquatic
Centre. No decade has passed without a major student building initiative,
and over the years students have con
tributed about $30 million in present-
day dollars to their campus.
Homecoming '84 will be a little time
out for those engaged in the ongoing
struggle for better funding, higher
quality education, better communication. It will be a week of joyful introspection and a little mutual congratulation among the past and present
students. We hope you'll be there!
(Margaret Copping, BA'84, is President of
the Alma Mater Society, and starting Law
School this Fall at UBC.) •
. . . invites Alumni to
take part in the 65th annual
ARTS '20
Thursday, October 18,1984
12:30 P.M.
(Register by October 5)
... in celebration of
"Homecoming Week 1984"
This historic 13 km, 8 person
team relay race is open for
the first time to alumni and
is being filmed for a
documentary. This
is a run from
For further information
and registration call
Dr  Nestor Korchinsky
Chronicle/Fa//1984   5 Breast
You can
do something
to help
You can help yourself. And you can
help women everywhere, by participating in the National Breast
Screening Study.
If you're a woman between the ages
of 40 and 59, we need one hour of
your time.
Here's why. Breast cancer is the
number one killer of women in their
40's and 50's. This we know.
We also know that the earlier
breast cancer can be detected, the
greater the chance for cure.
What we don't know is this: Can
screening by mammography and
physical examination reduce death
from breast cancer in women 40
and over?
That's why we're conducting the
National Breast Screening Study.
Since January 1980, thousands of
women in Canada have given us
one hour of their time. All in all, we
need a total of 90,000.
We need you.
Here's how
you can
If you're anywhere between 40 and
59 years of age . . .
If you've not had a mammogram in
the past year. . .
If you've not had breast cancer. . .If
you're not pregnant. . . If you don't
have breast implants. . . Call us
today for an appointment:
Breast Screening
601 West 10th Avenue,
(West Entrance)
Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1L3
(604) 877-6109
Liz Owen 223-3313
Engineering Division annual general
meeting and barbeque (GEMBAM) —
Cecil Green Park, Thursday, September 13. No host bar, bring your own
food to barbeque.
Health Care and Epidemiology Division annual general meeting and dinner — Cecil Green Park, September
20. Division will host second annual
Pacific Health Forum on September 21
and 22.
Commerce/MBA Alumni Days, September 28 to 30. Reception on Friday,
September 28, keynote speakers,
plenary sessions and seminars on Saturday, September 29, informal activities on Sunday, September 30.
Forestry '59 reunion, September 28-30
at Harrison Hot Springs.
Commerce '59, reunion, September
29. Venue to be announced. Letter
and invitation to be sent.
Education '34 reunion, Thursday,
October 11 — Cecil Green Park. Cocktails at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7:30.
Speaker will be UBC President Dr.
George Pedersen. Detailed information is in the mail. Class members are
also invited to the Class of '34 wine
and cheese reception and bus tour
(see below).
Class of '34, reunion, Friday, October
12, wine and cheese reception — Cecil
Green Park, 7:30 p.m. ($12/person).
Saturday, October 13, two-hour bus
tour starting at 9:30 a.m. at Student
Union Building. Cost $7/person. That
evening, dinner at the Faculty Club,
with no-host bar at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:30. Guest speaker UBC President Dr. George Pedersen. Cost is $30/
Sunday, October 14, morning service at St. Andrew's-Wesley Church at
Burrard and Nelson. Coffee served
after the service.
Arts '20 Relay Race, Thursday, October 18. Get your division or group to
enter a team in this historic 13 kilometre, eight person relay that retraces the
historic route of the Great Trek! Call
UBC Intramural Sports (228-2401) or
the Alumni office for more information.
Alpha Delta Phi Division Alumni Dinner, Cecil Green Park, Wednesday,
October 24.
Social Work Division annual general
meeting, October 24 (tentative —
venue to be announced).
Nursing Division potluck supper,
Thursday, October 25 at 6 p.m., Cecil
Green Park, followed by the Marion
Woodward Lecture at the Woodward
Library, 8 p.m. Speaker will be Dr.
Anne J. Davis of the University of California, who will speak on "Ethical
Questions in Nursing."
Rehab Medicine tennis tourney,
October, 1984. Retirement party on
November 16 for Senior Instructor
Dorothy Styva, who has been with the
school since 1962 (one year after the
school was started). The dinner will be
held at Snow Garden Restaurant, 513
West Pender, at 7 p.m. (Chinese banquet). No host bar. Invitations will be
sent with Division news in September, or contact the school. Rehab Medicine's Class of 75 reunion will be held
in June 1985. Details will be mailed.
Class of 65 — anyone interested in a
reunion? Contact Liz Owen.
Classes of 39, 44, 49 reunion dinner,
Faculty Club, November 3. Cost
$27.50/person. Further details to be
Alumni Divisions Council meetings
for the next year (all meetings at 5:30
p.m. at Cecil Green Park): November
8, 1984; January 31, 1985; April 18,
1985. Two new division are in the
planning stages with strong support
from the respective deans and faculties:
Medicine alumni and faculty are discussing the idea of an alumni/student
centre near Vancouver General Hospital. Anyone interested in becoming
involved should call Liz Owen.
Pharmacy Division has been formed
with an executive in place. Their first
project is the 25th anniversary of the
class of '59. A constitution is being
developed and fund-raising projects
will also be organized. Call Liz Owen
to become involved.
International Students Welcomed
The UBC Alumni Association welcomes the international students
attending UBC this year. Up to 150,
nearly all of them graduate students,
will be attending classes. Seventy-two
are from the United States, 60 from
Great Britain, 38 from China and 34
from India. •
6    Chronicle/Fa//1984 Student Athletes Strike
? By Steve Campbell
For UBC Physical Education student Pat Turner, the 1984 Summer Olympics meant delaying
his education. Geology student Paul
Steele worked late nights at the Pit as
a bouncer and then had to rise at 5
a.m. to practise. Hugh Fisher delayed
entering UBC Medical School to earn
the chance to compete at the games.
But for these athletes and many other
UBC students, coaches and participants, the 1984 Summer Olympics in
Los Angeles were worth the sacrifices.
The games turned out to be the best
ever for Canada, and the best ever for
athletes from UBC. Canada's Olympic
team won 10 gold, 18 silver and 16
bronze medals, while UBC athletes
picked up three gold and one silver
medal (in addition to a silver won by a
UBC alumna) — all in either rowing or
Steele and Turner both made Canada's rowing team and helped capture
the gold medal in the heavyweight
eights by outlasting the Americans at
the Olympics. In an interview after
the games, Steele noted the need for
applying scientific principles for successful training, but also was quick to
emphasize the necessity of teamwork,
under often harsh conditions, to discipline the crew into a rowing machine.
"Our national team coaches, using
the best scientific methods available,
were able to pinpoint exactly our real
fatigue threshold, as opposed to our
subjective limits. It can be quite frustrating sometimes to be pushed time
and time again past your endurance.
The easy, potentially disastrous way
out for any crew is to lash out, at the
boat, the water, the coaches and your
teammates," he said. "One reason
why we won the gold was that we
were able to ride over the negative
feelings that all rowing veterans know
will come in the course of intense
training. It wasn't easy, in fact it was
really hard, but we set the goal and
Paul Steele, gold medal winner in rowing.
disciplined ourselves to reaching it."
The lack of financial support for
Canada's athletes was another factor
the rowers had to contend with. It is
something Steele figures is not in the
best long term interests of Canadian
"I know that rowing is a very
expensive sport (the gold medal
"Embacher" boat cost about $US
9,000) but I was a little disappointed
with the financial support for the
rowers. In my training for the Canadian selection camp earlier this year, I
needed to work part-time at the Pit as
a bouncer in order to help finance my
training. Working late at night on
campus didn't mesh too well with getting up at 5 a.m. to go train at Burnaby
Lake with the rest of the UBC/Van-
couver Rowing Club rowers, but
finances were really tight," said
Steele. "I had no choice."
He continued: "In the long run
interest of rowing, in my opinion, it
would be money well spent to subsidize the top level rowers so that they
can train full-time for at least a year
before the Olympics without having
to worry about things like finding
money for the next rent cheque. Rowing, unfortunately, is not as lucrative
for the individual as track and field is,
continued next page
Chronicle/FaH 1984    7 although there really is no reason that
corporations shouldn't be interested
in sponsoring a successful national
rowing program."
Other UBC athletes and students
turned in some excellent performances during the Games on the
water. Kayaker Hugh Fisher, who
delayed entering UBC Medical School
to compete in the games, won a gold
medal in the 1000 metre Kayak pairs,
and UBC alumna Sue Holloway won
the silver medal in the women's 500
metre Kayak doubles.
Law student Tricia Smith and partner Betty Craig finished with a silver
in the coxless pairs rowing.
Rowers formed the bulk of UBC's
representation on the Canadian team
as, aside from Steele, Turner and Tricia Smith, there were 11 UBC/Van-
couver Rowing Club members on the
squad. Lisa Roy was a member of
Canada's Quadruple sculls (which
surprised many by not qualifying for
the final race) and Tim Turner was in
the men's coxless four, which also
missed qualifying for the final. Tony
Zasada, Harry Backer, and Tan Barkley formed a coxed pair, while Nik
Tricia Smith, winner of a silver in the coxless pairs.
Toulmin, Rich Doey, Tim Christian,
Dave Ross and Paul Tessier were in
the Canadian coxed four. Both of
these boats finished fifth in their
respective finals.
Grade this year's Olympic effort a
first class performance, according to
UBC Athletic Director Dr. Bob Hindmarch.
UBC at the Olympics
Some excellent efforts were put
in by other UBC-associated athletes
at the recent Summer Olympics in
Los Angeles.
Thunderbird Simon Hoogewerf
is considered one of Canada's best
middle distance runners and
although he didn't escape his initial
800 metre heat, the experience of
Olympic pressure should help in
preparation for the next Olympic
Games in Seoul, South Korea. Also
on the track, wheelchair athlete
Rick Hansen finished seventh in
the 1500 metre demonstration race
while graduate student Ian New-
house competed in the 400 metre
Bob Smith and Bruce MacPherson of the UBC field hockey team
were part of Canada's tenth place
finish in the men's field hockey
UBC had one swimmer at the
Games, Helen Chow, an 18-year-
old Cranbrook resident who holds
dual Canadian and Malaysian citizenship. She competed in four
events, but failed to qualify past
her initial heats.
UBC coaches were also closely
involved in the Olympic effort.
Boris Klavora and Drew Harrison
of the UBC/Vancouver Rowing
Club participated in the national
rowing   effort,   and   Thunderbird
track coach Lionel Pugh was top
Canadian high jumper Debbie
Brill's personal coach. Dr. Doug
Clement of the B.C. Sports Medicine Clinic on campus coaches
Simon Hoogewerf, while wrestling
coach Gary Gardiner and field
hockey coach Gail Wilson were
micro-computer performance analysts for their respective sports.
UBC gymnastics coach Hardy Fink
judged men's gymnastics for the
International Gymnastics Federation.
A number of UBC doctors, physiotherapists and other medical
workers formed part of Canada's
Olympic medical team. Besides
Doug Clement, the Sports Medicine Clinic contributed Doctors
Don McKenzie and Jack Taunton
and Canadian team nurse Pam
Boyde. Chief physiotherapist for
Team Canada was Clyde Smith.
Thunderbird physiotherapist Ron
Mattison also worked at the
At the Olympic Games for the
Disabled in Long Island, New
York, Thunderbird swimmer Gary
Collins-Simpson set a world
record in the 100 metre backstroke,
and won a gold, a silver and two
bronze medals. Thunderbird swim
coach Jack Kelso was Canada's
team coach while Gary Gardiner
coached the wrestlers.
8    Chronicle/Fa//1984 "I've seen the amount of effort that
many of our athletes have put in in
preparation for these Olympics. They
deserve all the credit we can give
them," Hindmarch said.
"The Canadian program of preparation is improving all the time and
Seoul in 1988 should see even better
results. Hopefully, we will be able to
get more financial support for Canada's Olympic athletes in the future."
And as Paul Steele puts it, "An
increase in financial support could
very well be the difference between
the four foot margin between our gold
and the American silver and a larger,
more comfortable victory." It's a question of priorities, and something that
sports enthusiasts will have time to
ponder over the next four years until
the Games in Calgary and Seoul.
(Steve Campbell, BPE'80, is sports information officer at UBC). •
McMillan new UBC
development VP
David McMillan of Toronto has been
appointed UBC's first vice-president of
development and community relations.
President George Pedersen announced
the appointment, saying McMillan was
assuming responsibility for UBC's fund-
raising, communications and community
relations activities.
McMillan, BA'70 (York University) was
executive vice-president of the Canadian
Direct Marketing Association of Toronto
and was national co-ordinator for the federal Progressive Conservative Party's
national direct mail fund-raising campaign
from 1975 to 1979.
He was director of the legislative secretariat of the Office of the President of the
Privy Council during the Joe Clark government from 1979 to 1980.
He organized the first national ecumenical Christian Festival in 1982 and more
recently was executive director of fund-
raising for the Markham-Stouffville Hospital in a campaign that raised $5 million.
McMillan graduated from Glendon College of Toronto's York University in 1970
with the degree of Bachelor of Arts.
"The Alumni Association welcomes
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have long recommended the appointment
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from his expertise." •
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Chronicle/Fa/; 1984    9 Brock Hall to Parliament Hill
Long before federal politics claimed him, John Turner, BA'49, made
the running as sports editor of the Daily Ubyssey in the tumultuous
years of UBCs post-war campus — recalled here by the then editor-in-
chief of the student newspaper, Donald Ferguson.
John Turner wrote in 1947 that he
reckoned he had achieved "the
absolute pinnacle of earthly success to get to the top of the greasy
pole" with his appointment as sports
editor of the Daily Ubyssey. I was his
editor-in-chief and made that appointment so I naturally agreed with that
modest assessment.
Leafing recently through some old
Ubysseys preserved by the Alumni
Association, I found myself wondering if Turner was later to find "pinnacles of earthly success" to compare, or
poles greasier than that provided by
the student publications board.
Though I have seen little of him
since, I remember him vividly as a
bright and clean-cut young man of
eager and active personality. He made
a great sports editor and was a real
strength around the newsroom in the
basement of the old Brock Hall, then
the headquarters of the Alma Mater
The University in those days (like
most other aspects of Canadian society) was caught up in the trauma of
post-war adjustment. Enrolment had
burgeoned to 9,000 crowded into facilities intended for half that number.
War-service veterans (of whom I was
one) mixed with younger students,
like John Turner himself, coming
straight from school. It was a dichotomy which strained many orthodox
assumptions about university life, but
somehow seemed to work out to the
benefit of both elements—maturing
and sobering to the one and encouraging and enlivening to the other.
In the midst of all this, the Ubyssey
saw its role as a catalyst, mixing the
divergent strains with a blend of what
we perceived as highly professional
reportorial journalism. It was the year
we went daily, moving from earlier
forms of the undergraduate periodical
to a four-times-a-week newspaper
staffed by a more-or-less equal mix of
younger students and older veterans,
still wearing their RCAF raincoats as a
badge of office.
We had no doubt that we succeeded
brilliantly, and if I live to be 100 I shall
never again experience the sense of
10    Chronicle/Fa//1984
John "Chick" Turner, as Ubyssey assistant sports editor appearing in the 1947 Totem,
"achieved the absolute pinnacle of earthly success" when he moved up to sports editor the
next year.
journalistic eminence which that year
brought us all—including, I am sure,
John Turner.
Turner was then known as
"Chick"—but more of that later. He
had been a keen reporter of track and
field events in his earlier year, no
doubt by reason of his own career as a
star class sprinter and swimmer. He
rose to become assistant sports editor
(under Laurie Dyer, with whom I
have sadly lost touch).
Sports writing as practised in 1946-
47 was an occult art-form, still betraying the 1920's influences of Damon
Runyon and Ring Lardner. Chick had
a great ear for the Language. The UBC
Thunderbirds did not lose a game:
Turner had them "dropping a grid
tilt" (19-7 against Idaho), despite the
efforts of Reed and Nesbit, "two
swivel-hipped backfielders who
gained their cleat-lore packing pigskin
on the English rugger field". Turner
rarely referred to the coach (the legendary Greg Kabat) as anything but
"the Teebirds' mighty mentor". Cross country running was a great
sport even in those days. Turner
wrote endlessly about Bob Piercy from
Lord Byng as "the flaxen-topped
strider" who "again pounded his way
to the laurels" to win the 2.6 mile
cross country of that November in
13:44. Hockey players were "puck-
sters". Skiers were "stavers". Turner
provided basketball with an impressive array of terminology: "hoopsters"
and "casaba men" regularly "tripped
the maples" in their practised "melon
manoeuvring". It was all quite marvellous, though God knows if anyone
ever understood it.
Turner's advance story on the Crystal Pool intra-mural swimming meet of
January 1947 allowed as how the meet
would "feature a torrid display of
frenzied nautical muscular rhythm"
though he modestly failed to mention
his own participation. Trophies were
often a challenge. Cups were "glistening baubles". Pennants were more
difficult. I recall one instance where
Chick turned in copy referring to a
pennant-seeking team as "out to cop
the gonfalon". Nobody on the desk
knew what a gonfalon was and there
was a move to cut it out. Turner
insisted that a gonfalon was a perpendicularly suspended banner very like
a pennant and much used in medieval
jousting. He was right and my
referee's call went in his favor.
In the spring of 1947, Chick began
writing a sports column entitled
"Chalk Talk" and continued it
through the next term after his
appointment as sports editor in September of that year. The column provided new opportunities for extrava-
gent language: "here is your humble
scribe again tickling the Underwood".
But perhaps you have had enough
period Runyonese to give you the
flavor of the times. The column also
contained much of real substance.
Turner pressed for more emphasis on
women's sports on campus and gave
great encouragement to many of the
less glamorous club sports—fencing,
archery, cricket and others. At one
stage he took on the downtown newspaper sports columnists in a defence
of UBC's participation in the Pacific
North West Conference which provided for increased competition with
neighboring American colleges.
Chick's term as sports editor did not
last the full year. He stepped down at
the end of the 1947 fall term, to be
succeeded by Dick Blockberger and
several others as the spring term ran
its course. The reason, as I recall it,
had to do with what was to become
Turner's first step toward a political
career — his first run at elected office.
Although he was a student of political science, he was not a "political person" in a newsroom which was at that
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Commerce, Sir George Williams
Liberal leadership convention;
elected M.P. for Ottawa-Carleton;
• 1957-1962 - lawyer in Montreal
appointed Minister of Justice and
• 1961 - Author of Senate of Canada
Attorney General of Canada
• 1962 - first elected to House of
• 1972 - Appointed Minister of
Commons as Liberal M.P. for St.
Lawrence - St. George
• 1975 - Resigned as Minister of
• 1963 - appointed Parliamentary
Secretary to the Minister of
• 1976 - Resigned as M.P. for
Northern Affairs; married Geills
Ottawa-Carleton; took post with
McCrae Kilgour.
McMillan Binch
• 1965 - Appointed Minister
• 1984 - Chosen leader of the
Without Portfolio
Liberal Party; sworn in as Prime
• 1967 - Appointed Registrar
Minister of Canada; elected MP,
General; and later Minister of
Vancouver Quadra; became Leader
Consumer and Corporate Affairs
of the Opposition
time very political; we were in the
midst of the early Cold War, Czechoslovakia had just fallen and left-right
tensions conditioned all political
But the excitement of election seized
him. He dropped "Chick" to become
"John (Chick) Turner" and soon "John
Turner". He ran for Students Council
— "Activities Co-ordinator" (whatever that was) — and won by a narrow margin in February 1948.
That, I think, was the end of Chick
Turner, boy sports writer and disciple
of Damon Runyon, and the beginning
of John Turner, politician. Before long
he had "copped the gonfalon" of a
Rhodes Scholarship and the rest is history — though a history still unfolding
and no doubt with many greasy poles
yet to climb.
(After his Ubyssey days, Donald Ferguson travelled the world for Reuters
News Agency as correspondent and editor,
and later became assistant general manager. In 1969 he moved to television journalism, serving as editor-in-chief of the
London-based Visneivs. He is now director
of the CBC for the Manitoba region. He
dropped into the alumni office to recall this
vignette of John Turner's student days
while holidaying recently with family in
Vancouver.) •
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Chronicle/Fa//1984    13 Introducing Alumni
Branch Reps
Calgary branch rep Don Bruce Allen, BASc
(Mechanical)'67, is an energy consultant.
He is active in the community; organizing
social activities and canvassing for
community groups and political parties....
Bud Aubrey, BArch'51, is branch rep in
Kamloops, where he is a partner in the
firm Aubrey, MacKinnnon and Partners.
He's chairman of the Royal Inland
Hospital Board.... Alumni branch
representative in Kelowna is Michael
Bishop, LLB'73. He's a lawyer and the
director of the Kelowna Amateur Sports
Society.... Taking care of alumni in
Contact Your Branch Reps
Courtenay: William Dale (339-5719)
Cranbrook: Maurice G. Klinkhamer (426-2329)
Duncan: Parker MacCarthy (746-7121)
Fort Nelson: Gerald Parkinson (774-2615)
Fort St. John: Ellen Ellis (785-2280)
Kamloops: Bud Aubrey (372-8845)
Kelowna: Michael Bishop (762-4222)
Kimberley: Larry Garstin (427-3557)
Nanaimo: James Slater (753-3245)
Penticton: Dick Brooke (493-0402)
Port Alberni: Gail Van Sacker (723-7230)
Prince George: David Theessen (962-9611)
Salmon Arm: Robin Suddaby (832-7519)
Trail: Peter Hemmes (368-8954)
Victoria: Kirk Davis (656-5649), Dennis Hon (479-9567)
Williams Lake: Anne Stevenson (392-4365)
Other Canada:
Calgary: Don Bruce Allen (266-0714)
Edmonton: Gary Caster (426-2224)
Halifax: Beverley Elliott (423-8261)
Ottawa: Jock A. Finlayson (238-3727)
Regina: Gene Rizek (584-4363 or 757-7901)
Winnipeg: Gary N. Coopland (946-7342 or 453-3918)
United States:
Clovis: Martin Goodwin (763-3493)
Denver: Harold A. Wright, 1770 Glencoe, Denver, Co. 80220
Los Angeles: Dr. Roy Griffiths (882-2174)
New York: Rosemary Brough (688-2656)
San Diego: Dr. Charles Armstrong (287-9849)
San Francisco: Peter Lawson (986-5610)
Seattle & P.N.W.: P. Gerrald Marra (641-3535)
Washington, D.C: Jay D.W. Brown (836-0505)
Other Countries:
Australia & New Zealand:Christopher Brangwin, 4 Fairweather St.,
Bellevue Hill, NSW 2023; Judith A. Hamel, 67 Myrtle Road, Seacliffe,
S.A. 5049
Bermuda: John Keefe, Lyndhurst, Penbroke
England: Alice Hemming, 35 Elsworthy Road, London, N.W.3
France: Gail Ree Gladwell, 12 Ave. de Camoens, 75016 Paris
Hong Kong: Dr. Ronald S.M. Tse, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Hong
Kong, Boham Road
Ireland: Marian A. Barrett, Dorval, Kilteragh Drive, Foxrock, Dublin 18
Israel: Yehoshua Raz, Metzulot Yam 32/19, 53488 Givatayim
Italy: J.W. Couston, AGL Division, FAO of the United Nations,
Room B-762, Via delle Terme di Caracalla, Rome 00100
Japan: Maynard Hogg, 5-11-22 Roppongi, Minato-ke, Tokyo 106
Scotland: Jean Aitchison, 32 Bentfield Drive, Prestwick
Switzerland: Kathleen M. Lombardi, Hotel Chateau Douchy, Lausanne,
Ch. 1006
Alberta's capital is Gary Caster, BA'47,
BSW'48. He's lived in Edmonton for 30
years, where he runs a travel consulting
firm. He uses his social work training to
help a variety of people throughout
Edmonton as a volunteer with All Saints
Cathedral and the Inner City Church
Corporation... Gary N. Coopland,
BCom'59, has lived in Winnipeg since he
graduated from UBC 25 years ago. He was
recently promoted to vice president in
charge of venture capital investments at
Great West Life Assurance Co. He is an
active cross country skier and wants to
know about 25th reunion plans for his
class.... Beverley Elliott, BHE'82, is alumni
branch representative in Halifax, where
she is Atlantic Regional Nutritionist for
Beaver Foods Ltd. She enjoys Chinese
paintings, and is a member and volunteer
of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.... Ottawa
branch representative Jock A. Finlayson,
BA'78, MA'81, is interested in holding
alumni events that would appeal to the
very diverse group of individuals living in
the Ottawa area. He's director of policy
research for the Business Council on
National Issues.... Peter Hemmes,
BASc'66, is branch rep in Trail. He has
been employed at Cominco since he
graduated and is now operating
superintendant of Cominco's fertilizer
operation... P. Gerald Marra, BSc'63,
wears two hats on behalf of alumni. Not
only is he branch rep for Seattle and the
Pacific North West, he's also president of
the Friends of UBC Inc., a non-profit USA
corporation with the aim of promoting a
continuing interest in higher education
among alumni and friends of the
University. He owns his own firm, Marra
and Associates, that sells computer
systems and related equipment.... Anyone
for basketball? Gene Rizek, MPE'68, is
interested in setting up a branch event in
Regina, to be held in conjunction with a
visit by a UBC athletics team. He's an
associate professor in the faculty of
physical activities studies at the University
of Regina... Dave Theessen, BCom'77, is
branch representative in Prince George.
He is administrative co-ordinator at
Northwood Pulp and Timber and is an
adviser for the Junior Achievers.... Victoria
branch representative is Dennis N. Hon,
BSc'72, BScP'76. He's a pharmacist and
store manager at Boots Drug Store. When
he lived in MacKenzie and Prince Rupert
he served as alumni branch rep in those
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14    Chronicle/Fa/; 1984 I can only
how it must
feel to stand,
sweating under
cap and gown,
waiting to hear my
name called. I was out of
town on the big day, so my
diploma came in the mail. The
paper itself was cool, crisp and
very light, and seemed like an
awfully small package to house
four years' work.
I stood there looking at the thing. I
was now a graduate. To be honest, there was no magical transformation at that moment. I was as I
had been five minutes before; an infrequently employed writer of dubious
prospects. Still, as I read my name,
followed by "Bachelor of Arts", my
heart did thump a bit.
What does graduation mean to the
UBC Class of '84? Unemployment
among post-secondary students,
including this year's graduates, is
high all over the country, but was last
estimated by the Canadian Federation
of Students at 29 percent in British
Columbia. Faculties, such as Engineering, which were once guaranteed
roads to financial security, have
become dead ends. Our university
diplomas, once tickets into the professional world, are frequently, in a practical sense, just pieces of paper. Yet
there are those who still manage to
throw their caps in the air and cheer
when the time comes.
It is a qualified and carefully considered cheer, however, as 1984 Aggie
grad Suzanne Hawkes illustrates.
"In a way, it was a tremendous
relief. Walking to War Memorial Gym,
with everyone in their robes, I viewed
the campus in a totally different way.
There were no more worries, no pressure, it was just a place where I had
achieved something."
Hawkes was fortunate enough to
A Time to Celebrate?
By Kelley Jo Burke
With joy on their faces and a spring in
their step, the 1984 grads go forth into a
world that has few jobs to offer them.
work this summer as a research assistant, on grant, for UBC's poultry science department. That grant will run
out soon, and there is no way of
knowing whether another will be
forthcoming. Her situation is further
complicated by the fact that her fiance,
a forestry graduate, faced with a "hideous" employment situation, has
been forced to abandon forestry, and
is going into the Canadian Armed
Forces. This will mean a long separation for them, soon after their marriage.
"It's kind of depressing to hear a
professor say that when he graduated
he had eight job offers lined up...
We're seeing some people in our class
going into unrelated work, some out
of province or country, and a solid
bunch just plain unemployed.
Nobody in B.C. is saying 'we need
more seed managers, now.'"
Graduate recruitment through the
UBC student employment centre was
amazingly low this year: 3,811 students graduated this year, but there
were only 51 placements in applied
sciences and 20 in general science.
Things were even worse on the arts
side. Economics had only four placements, education eight, and general
arts an appalling one. Only commerce
and business administration seemed
immune, with 146 recruited, more
than all the others combined.
While these figures may seem low,
they are in fact 10 percent higher than
in 1983. However, as there were 45
percent fewer recruited in 1983 than in
1982, all that can really be said is that
the 1984 grads had fewer expectations
than the ones from the previous year.
The counsellors at UBC can offer little but emotional support in the face
of such discouraging odds.
Dick Shirran, director of counselling
services, says that vocational counselling has not yet reached the point
where the jobs of the future can be
pin-pointed with any great degree of
"My feeling is that these things go
in cycles. We try to tell the engineers
and teachers, and many others who
may not be working now, to hold on
because I think there will be work for
continued next page
Chronicle/Fa» 1984   15 A record number of students
graduated from UBC at Spring Congregation.
them down the road. A few years ago,
there was a huge crisis because of the
lack of Canadian engineers. Soon they
say, there's going to be a big demand
for teachers. Sometimes I think the
best advice is to just go into what
interests you, and think less about the
job market."
Penny Lusztig, counsellor at the
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same feeling. But the immediate emotional side effects of graduating into
an unwelcoming world concerns her
"Perhaps the saddest thing is that
young people are getting used to a
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sort of helplessness. We find with
women in particular that though they
do not become as depressed as a lot of
men when unemployed, the effects
are more permanent. They simply
begin to believe they do not deserve a
Lusztig says the pressure of pending unemployment is bringing even
more people to their office, some with
more serious problems than the counsellors are accustomed to seeing. She
adds that those with the benefit of a
support group, family, friends, or
organization, do much better.
UBC itself does what it can to support its grads. Both counselling services run well-attended job-search
workshops, and the Alma Mater Society has its own employment agency
for students, the Job Link service. Job
Link at the beginning of this summer,
had more than 800 students on file,
many of them graduates. They've
placed 350, primarily summer placements. Job Link worker Ross Pink,
himself a new graduate, stresses that
the office is as much a drop-in centre
as an employment service, and that he
and co-worker Simon Seshadri cannot
hope to make a large dent in the number of students unemployed but do try
to do whatever they can practically
and emotionally.
But Dick Shirran worries that with
the graduates so concerned with
employment, and the government so
anxious to divert funds solely to "productive" fields of study, the idea of
the university as a seat of learning is
being forgotten by almost everybody.
Except Sally Brisebois. Her friends
thought she was crazy when she
switched from the commerce department into honours English. But she
had discovered that she loved literature and, while perfectly aware that
her studies would not help her financially, went on to graduate this year.
A single mother and mature student, she worries that she may be the
last of a generation, as increasing tuition and decreasing financial aid make
it more difficult for any but the well-
to-do to pursue an education for the
love of learning.
"A lot of people think that my
degree is a worthless piece of paper,
but I really disagree," says Brisebois.
"It was something that was very
important to me. I think and express
myself more clearly now, and I understand more. I now have the tools to
teach myself more. I loved my studies.
It was worth it."
(Kelley Jo Burke, a North Vancouver
freelance writer, is a 1984 Arts graduate of
the University of Winnipeg, where she was
editor of the student paper. She completed
her final year at UBC.) •
16   Chronicle/FaH 1984 A Special Offer.
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UBC alumni can order The Canadian Encyclopedia at a $50
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and receive a free original limited edition reproduction of a UBC
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R — Retirees eligible
M — Greater than 1 to 1 match)
Abbott Laboratories* D,R
A.S. Abell Company Foundation,
Inc. D,R
Abex Corporation R
Aetna Insurance Company
Aetna Life & Casualty D.R.M
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Airco, Inc D,R
Albany International Corp.
Alcan D
Alco Standard Corporation D
The Alcoa Foundation* D.R.M
Alexander & Alexander Inc.
Allegheny Ludlum Steel
Allendale Mutual Insurance Co. R
Allied Chemical Corporation D
Allis-Chalmers Corporation D.M
Amax Foundation, Inc. D,R
American Airlines, Inc. D
American Brands, Inc.
American Can Company D,R,M
American Express R,M
American Hoechst Corporation
American Home Products
Corporation D,R
American International Group
American Mutual Insurance
American Re-Insurance Company
American Standard, Inc.
American States Insurance D
American Stock Exchange
AMF Canada Limited
Amoco Foundation D,R,M
Analog Devices
A.R.A. Services, Inc. D
Arco Limited D,R,M
Arkwright-Boston Manufacturers
Mutual Insurance Company R
Armak Company*
Arthur Andersen & Company R
Associated Spring Corporation*
Athos Steel & Aluminum, Inc.
Atlantic Richfield Company
Atlas Steels Limited
Augat Inc,*
Avco Corporation
Avis Rent-A-Car System, Inc. D
Avon Products Inc.*
Ayerst McKenna & Harrison
Limited D,R
The Badger Company, Inc.
TheJ.E. Baker Company D,R
The Bank of New York R
Bank of Montreal D
Bankers Life Company
The Barton-Gillet Company*
BASF Wyandotte Corporation
Baxter Travenol Laboratories Inc.
Beatrice Foods Company D,R,M
Bechtel Foundation of Canada
Becton, Dickinson and Company
Beech Aircraft Corporation D,R
Bell Canada D
Bernd Brecher & Associates, Inc.
Bird Companies Charitable
Foundation, Inc. D
Black & Decker Company Limited
Blount, Inc.
The Boeing Company D
Boise Cascade
The Borden Company Limited
Bowater North American
The Bowery Savings Bank
Boyle-Midway Canada Limited
Brown-Forman Distillers
Budget Rent-A-Car Corporation D
Buffalo Savings Bank
Bunge Corporation
Burlington Industries, Inc. D,R
Calgon Corporation D,R
Campbell Soup Company D,R
Canada News Wire
Canada Starch Company Limited
Canada Steamship Lines
Canada Shipbuilding
Canada Systems Group
Canadian Acceptance
Corporation Limited
Canadian Fuel Marketers Group
Canadian General Electric
Company Limited D
Canadian Occidental Petroleum
Limited D
Canadian Salt Co. Ltd.
The Carborundum Company R
Carrier Canada Limited D,R,M
Carrier Corporation D,R,M
Castle & Cooke, Inc. D
Cavalier Corporation
CBS Inc. D
Central Life Assurance Company
Certain-Teed Products
Corporation M
The Charter Company
Chemical Bank D
Chessie System Railroads D,M
Chevron Canada Resources Ltd.
Chrysler Canada Limited D,R
Chubb & Son Inc. D,R
Ciba-Geigy Corporation*
The Clorox Company
Clow Corporation
CNA Financial Corporation
Coates & Clark Inc. R
The Coleman Company Inc.
The Colonial Life Insurance
Company of America
Combustion Engineering D,R
Commerical Union Assurance
Connecticut Bank & Trust
Company R
Conoco Inc. D,R,M
Consolidated Foods Corporation
Consolidation Coal Company
The Continental Corporation*D
Continental Oil Company D
The Cook Foundation D,R,M
Frederick W. Cook & Company,
Cooper Industries, Inc. D
CPC International Inc. D
Crum Forster of Canada Limited
CUNA Mutual Insurance Group
Customized Computer Systems,
Inc. M
Dart Industries Inc.* M
Deere & Company D,R
Dekalb AG Research, Inc. D
Diamond Crystal Salt Company
Diamond Shamrock Corporation
A.B. Dick Company* R
Digital Equipment of Canada
Limited D,R
Dillingham Corporation D
Dominion Engineering
Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette,
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
Dow Badische Company R
The Dow Chemical Company R
Dow Corning Canada, Inc.
Dow Jones & Company D
Dresser Industries, Inc.* D,M
Wilbur B. Driver Company
Durion of Canada
Earth Resources Company D
Eaton Corporation D,M
The E-B Industries, Inc. D,R
Ekco Canada Limited
Eldorado Nuclear Limited
Electrolux (Canada) Limited
Emerson Electric Co. D
Emhart Corporation* D.R
Ensign-Bickford Company D,R
Envirotech Canada Limited
Essex International of Canada
Limited D,R,M
Ethicon, Inc. M
Ethyl Corporation of Canada
Ex Cell-O Corporation*
Excelsior Life Insurance Company
Factory Mutual Engineering
Research Corporation R
Fiberglas Canada Inc.
Fireman's Fund Insurance
Company R,M
Fireman's Mutual Insurance
First Bancorp Inc.
First Boston Foundation Trust D,R
First National Holding
The First New Haven National
First Virginia Banks, Inc.
Fitzpatrick Construction Ltd.
FMC Corporation
Ford Motor Company D.R
Ford Motor Company of Canada
Limited D
Foremost-McKesson, Inc. D
The Foxboro Company D.R.M
Frank E. Gannet Newspaper
Foundation D,R
Freeport Minerals Company D,R
H.B. Fuller Company* R
Funderburke & Associates, Inc.
Gardner-Denver Company D,R
Gary Energy Corporation R
GATX Corporation
General Atronics Corporation D
General Electric Foundation
General Foods Limited D,R
General Reinsurance Corporation
Getty Oil Company* D
Gilman Paper Company D
Ginn & Company D,M
Glidden Coatings M
Goldman, Sachs & Company
W.R. Grace & Company
Green Giant Company R
Grinnel Corporation D
Griswold-Eshleman Company
Grumman Corporation D
GTE Products Corporation* R
Gulf & Western Foundation
Guy F. Atkinson Company
Hackney & Sons Inc.
Hanes Corporation
Harper & Row Publishers, Inc.
Harris Corporation
18   Chronicle/Fa//1984 Harris Trust & Savings Bank
The Hartford Insurance Group
The Hartford Steam Boiler
Inspection and Insurance
Company D.R
H.J. Heinz Company D.R.M
Herco Inc. R.M
Hercules Canada Limited M
Hercules Incorporated M
Heublein Inc. D
Hewitt Associates
Hewlett-Packard Co. D
Hill Acme Company
Hoechst Canada Inc.
Homestake Mining Company*
Honeywell Limited D.R
Hooker Chemical Corporation R
The Hoover Company* D
Horton CBI Limited
Houghton Chemical Corporation
Houghton Mifflin Company* D,R
J.M. Huber Corporation D
Huck Manufacturing Company
Hudson Bay Oil & Gas Company
Hughes Aircraft Company
IBM Canada Limited D.R.M
IBM Corporation D.R.M
Industrial Risk Insurers R
Ingersoll-Rand Canada, Inc. D.R
International Business Machines
Company Limited D.R.M
International Flavors &
Fragrances, Inc.
International Minerals &
Chemical Corporation D.R.M
International Multifoods
Corporation D,M
Internationa] Paper Company
Foundation* D,M
International Telephone &
Telegraph Corporation* D
Interpace Corporation D.R
Intsel Corporation D.R
Itek Corporation
Itel Corporation
Jamesbury Corporation
James River Corporation
Jefferson-Pilot Broadcasting Co. D
John Hancock Mutual Life
Insurance Company D,R
Johns-Manville Corporation D,R
Johnson Controls Limited D
Johnson & Higgins Willis Faber
Limited M
Johnson & Johnson D,M
Jones & Laughlin Steel
Corporation R
Josten's Inc.
Kearney-National Incorporated
Kerr Addison Mines
Kidd Creek Mines Limited D
Walter Kidde & Company
Kidder, Peabody & Company,
Kimberley-Clark Corporation*
Kingsbury Machine Tool
Corporation D
Kingsway Transport
Richard C. Knight Insurance
Agency, Inc. R
H. Kohnstamm & Company, Inc.
Koppers Company, Inc. D,R,M
Ralph Korte, Inc.
Lanier Business Products
Life Savers Inc. D,R,M
Loyal Protective Life Insurance
The Lubrizol Corporation R,M
Lutheran Mutual Life Insurance
M & T Chemicals R
MacLean-Fogg Lock Nut
MacLaren Power & Paper
P.R. Mallory & Company, Inc.*
Marsh & McLennan Management
Massachusetts Mutual Life
Insurance Company D
McDonnell Douglas Foundation
McDonald's Corporation
McGraw-Hill Inc. D,R
McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited
McKim Advertising Limited
Medusa Corporation
Mellon National Corp. D
Merck & Co., Inc.* D,R
Metrocan Leasing Limited
Metropolitan Life Insurance
Company D,R
MFB Mutual Life Insurance
Michigan General Corporation
Middlesex Mutual Assurance
Midland-Ross Corporation D
Milton Bradley Company M
Minnesota Mining &
Manufacturing Company D,R
MITE Corporation D
Mobil Foundation* D,R,M
Mobil Oil Canada Ltd. D,R,M
Mohasco Corporation D
Montgomery Ward Foundation
Moore McCormack Resources,
Morgan Guaranty Trust Company
Morrison-Knudson Company,
Inc. D
Motorola Canada Limited
Motorola Inc. D,R
M.T.S. Systems Corp. R
Murphy Oil Corporation D,R,M
The Mutual Life Insurance
Company of New York
Mutual of Omaha D,R
Nabisco, Inc. D,R
National Gypsum Company
National Life Insurance Companv
National Medical Enterprises
Nepera Chemical Company, Inc.
The Nestle Company
New England Electric Systems
New England Gas & Electric
Association R
Newsweek R
New York Bank for Savings D
Noranda Mines
Northsport Limited
The Northwestern Mutual Life
Insurance Company R
Northwestern National Bank of
Northwestern National Life
Insurance Company
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. M
Oakite Products, Inc.
Occidental Life Insurance
Company D
Occidental Petroleum
Corporation R
Old Stone Bank
The Ontario Paper Company
Ortho Pharmaceutical
Corporation M*
Otis Elevator Companv Limited
The Ralph M. Parsons Company
Paul Masson Inc. R
Paul Revere Life Insurance
Pechiney Ugine Kuhlmann Corp.
Penzoil Company R,M
Pepsico, Inc. D,R,M
Pfizer, Inc. D,R
Phelps Dodge Corporation D,R
Pioneer Group D
Pioneer Hi-Bred Corn Companv
Pittsburgh National Bank
Pittway Corporation D,M
Planters R
Polaroid Corporation D.R
Porter Paint Co.
Pratt & Whitney Canada Ltd.
Preformed Line Products
Prentice-Hall, Inc.
Procter & Gamble Fund*
Proctor-Silex M
Provident Life & Accident
Insurance Companv R
The Prudential Insurance
Company of America D,R
Quaker Chemical Products
Corporation M
Rainier National Bank R
Ralston Purina Canada Inc. D,R
Arthur D. Raybin Associates, Inc.
Raytheon Canada Ltd.
Raytheon Company* D
J.S. Redpath Limited
Republic National Bank of New
Research Cottrell
The Research Institute of America
Richardson-Merrell, Inc. D
Richardson-Vicks, Inc. D
Rio Algom Mines Limited
Rio Tinto Canadian Exploration
Robin Hood Multifoods Limited
Rockefeller Center Inc. D,R
Rockwell International
Corporation, Inc. D
ROLM Corporation
Royal Insurance Company D
Arthur Rudick Brokerage
Safeco Insurance Companies M
Saga Corporation
The St. Paul Companies*
St. Regis Paper Company D,M
Sanders Associates, Inc.
Schering Corporation* D
Schering-Plough Foundation,
Schlegel Corporation
SCM Corporation M
Scotia Bond Company Limited
Scott Paper Company Foundation D
Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc. R
Selkirk-Metalbestos (Canada)
Shenandoah Life Insurance
The Sherwin-Williams Company
Silver Burdett Company R
Simonds Canada Saw Company
Sinclair Oil Corporation D,R,M
The Singer Company Foundation*
Smith, Kline & French Canada
Limited (SKF) D,R
The Southland Corporation D
Southwest Forest Industries D
Spar Aerospace Limited
Sperrv & Hutchison Company
Squibb Corporation D,R
Stanadyne, Inc.
Standard Brands Inc. R,M
Standard Insurance Company
Standard Oil Company of
California D,R,M
Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
Stanley Home Products, Inc. D
The Stanley Works D,M
State Mutual Life Assurance
Companv of America D,R
Stauffer Chemical Company D
Steel Heddle Manufacturing
Suburban Propane Gas
Corporation R
Sun Life Assurance Company of
Sun Company Inc. D,R,M
Suncor, Inc. R,M
Syntex Corporation D
Teledyne, Inc. D,M
Teleflex Foundation
C. Tennant, Sons & Companv of
New York* D
Tennant Company M
Texaco Canada, Inc. M
Texaco, Inc. M
Texasgulf, Inc.*
Texas Instruments
T.H.A. Technical Industries
The Thomas & Betts Corporation
Tiger Leasing Group
Toms River Chemical Corporation
The Toro Company D,R,M
Toronto Star Newpapers Limited
Total Petroleum (North America)
Towers, Perrin, Forster & Crosby
(Canada) Limited
Townsend and Bottum, Inc.
Transamerica Corporation D
The Travelers Insurance
Companies R,M
Treadway Companies, Inc.
Tremco Canada
Tuco Products Co.
Turner Construction Company
UGI Corporation
Ultramar Canada Inc.
Union Carbide*
Union Oil Company of California
Uni-Serv Corporation R,M
United Airlines, Inc. D
United Artists D
United Bank of Denver R
United Parcel Service
United States Fidelity & Guaranty
Co. D,R,M
United States Gypsum Company
United Technologies of Canada
United Technologies Corporation
United Telecom D,R
The Upjohn Company of Canada
Urban Investment &
Development Company
U.S. Air
United States Leasing
International, Inc. D,M
U.S. Steel Foundation D
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Chronicle/ft//1984    19 The $334,000
This year the UBC Alumni Fund
Committee has accepted a challenge
from the University and the Vancouver Foundation. The challenge is
to raise $334,000 for the Alumni Scholarship and Bursary Endowment Fund.
Provided we reach our goal, every
alumni donation to this Fund will be
matched, dollar for dollar, by the Vancouver Foundation and the University
of British Columbia.
"Alumni have already contributed
$65,000 to this fund, 19% of our goal,"
says Lyle Stevenson, Alumni Fund
Committee chairman. "Under the
terms of our joint agreement, the Vancouver Foundation and the University, from its scholarship aid fund, will
each match alumni contributions to
the $1 million Alumni Scholarship and
Bursary Endowment Fund, on condition that UBC alumni contribute
$334,000 or one-third of the total."
Although funds raised from alumni
almost tripled since 1979, this was
largely achieved by encouraging grads
to give to special areas of interest
within the University. Consequently,
funds directed to scholarships and
bursaries diminished, even as the total
amount of donations grew. So last
year the Alumni Fund embarked on a
major campaign to endow its scholarship    and    bursary    commitments
The Vancouver Foundation and the University of
British Columbia join forces with the Alumni
Association to raise $1 million to endow
scholarships and bursaries.
through a $1 million Alumni Scholarship and Bursary Endowment Fund.
Interest income from this fund will
provide, in perpetuity, financial support to those deserving students who
want to complete university but who
haven't the ability to pay all their educational costs.
Alumni donations provide financial
help to many campus activities, from
athletics to the library. But the main
support has been providing scholarships and bursaries to qualified students, the kind of help particularly
important in a difficult economic
"All of us, including alumni, the University community, and outside agencies," says Stevenson, "realize the
financial difficulties experienced by
students facing rising tuition fees and
high unemployment. We want to
make sure that highly qualified students are not denied the opportunity
of a university education for economic
A variety of scholarships and bursaries totalling $100,000 annually are
made possible through alumni giving.
The Norman MacKenzie scholarships,
for example, are awarded on the recommendation of committees of
alumni and educators in each of B.C.'s
school districts. Bursary funds are disbursed by the University Awards
"The UBC Alumni Fund annually
solicits donations from alumni," says
Alumni Fund Director Pat Pinder.
"These donations are used for student
awards, student activities, and other
projects that enhance the quality of
education at UBC.
"The Vancouver Foundation and
the University have given us a great
opportunity to realize a long-desired
goal — the permanent endowment of
scholarships. It's up to us to take
advantage of this challenge and guarantee that every student who wants to
attend UBC has the financial opportunity to do so." says Pinder.
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continued from page 19
Utah International Inc. D
Utica National Insurance Group
Valvoline Oil of Canada Limited
Varian Associates D.M
Vicks D
Vitaulic Company of America
Voyageur Limited
Wallace-Murray Corporation
Warner-Lambert Canada Limited
Washington National Insurance
The Washington Post M
Waste Management Inc. D
Wausau Insurance Companies,
Watkins-Johnson Company
Weeden & Company D
Welch Foods, Inc.
Wells Fargo & Company
Westvaco Corporation D
Whitehall Laboratories Limited
William E. Young & Company
Wiremold Company D.R
Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
Xerox Canada Inc. M
Xerox Corporation D,M
20   Chronicle/Fa//1984 Special Aid For Special Ed
By Anne Sharp
Last April it was announced that
UBC's Special Education program was going to be cancelled
due to budget cuts. The five-year
undergraduate program to train teachers of "exceptional children" (either
handicapped or gifted) was the only
one of its kind in Canada and, with
the cuts, some 120 students enrolled
in the program were left without a
field of study.
Margaret Annett, a Vancouver
financial consultant and UBC grad
(BA'76), found the cuts hit close to
home. Her daughter, a third-year student in Special Ed, learned of the
news in the middle of her final exams.
"My daughter felt like the carpet
had been pulled out from under her,"
recalls Annett. "I knew I had to do
something about it.
"I had meetings with the President,
the Academic Vice-president, the
Dean of Education, the Chairman of
the Special Education Department and
the students of each year involved."
Annett also wrote the Board of Governors asking them to withhold their
assent to the cancellation of the program. She wanted time to put a committee in place to organize an endowment fund campaign for a chair in
Special Education at UBC. The board
responded by putting the program on
Annett took a two-month leave
from her consulting business to do the
organizing. She formed a committee
of concerned citizens and approached
the University President and Dean of
Handicapped and non-handicapped children learn together at the Rob Berwick Centre at
UBC. Special Ed students acted as volunteers at this and similiar centres.
Education with the idea of funding the
shortfall. The President's office found
interim funding to allow existing students enrolled in Special Education to
graduate. As it now stands, the five-
year undergraduate program is suspended and is not enrolling this fall. If
Annett's endowment campaign is successful the program will enrol students next year. If not, the program
will remain terminated.
Margaret Annett, at the BobBerwickCentre.
Although the Special Ed. course is
not a large program (only about 25 to
30 students are enrolled each year), its
cancellation could mean a significant
loss to the school system. The course
is concerned with educating "exceptional children", those who are not
only handicapped (mentally retarded,
learning disabled, or who have sensory impairments, speech and language difficulties, behavior disorders
or physical handicaps), but also those
who are gifted or talented. This group
represents a surprisingly high 19.9
percent of all children.
Because of the previous closing of
schools for the brain-damaged and
hearing and sight-impaired, such children have been mainstreamed into the
public school system. There they are
being taught by teachers trained in
Special Education.
Annett finds that virtually all UBC
Special Ed.  students volunteer their
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Chronicle/Fa//1984    21 time in order to get valuable experience in their field. They begin helping
special-needs children in second year
and are dedicated to their work. This
past summer, with the future of the
program in doubt, the third-year students were in a full-time practicum
with special-needs kids, without
remuneration. Annett's daughter,
aged 20, volunteered at the Bob
Berwick Centre on UBC's campus,
working with brain-damaged and disabled pre-schoolers.
"There are some unique programs
of study that need the fresh blush of
youth to succeed," says Annett. "The
Special Ed. program allows students
to begin working with exceptional
children early in their university years
when they're very motivated. UBC's
program draws students from across
Canada and its graduates tend to
receive preference in hiring."
Why then suspend such a program?
Dr. Bryan Clarke, professor and head
of the program, explains that faculty
attrition left the education faculty
spread too thinly to maintain all its
"It was a business decision," says
Clark. "The Dean tried valiantly to
save the program but our problem is
coping with retrenchment."
Four faculty functions were given
priority over Special Education:
• Diploma programs in education of
deaf and visually impaired children.
These programs serve the western
provinces through interprovincial contracts;
• Special education courses for all
undergraduate students required to
meet the expectations of the B.C.
school system;
• The masters and doctoral programs
to prepare candidates for professional
and academic leadership;
• Continuing professional development of qualified teachers to cope
with the mainstreaming of handicapped children into regular classrooms.
When the Special Education program was suspended, the students
were offered transfers into the Elementary School Division where they
would graduate as regular teachers
with practicums in ordinary school
settings. They could then take a one-
year diploma course with exposure to
Special Education.
"It's as if a student trained in general medicine were to be asked to
practise dentistry upon graduation,"
says Annett. "The training may be
related, but it's lacking in sufficient
One    thing   became   obvious    to
Annett as she was organizing the
endowment fund campaign. In times
of economic restraint, the university,
like the corporate sector, must be
innovative in order to compete for the
funding required to hold on to quality
teachers and to attract research funds
— two components needed to maintain UBC's reputation as one of the
foremost universities in Canada.
"Something larger is at stake here.
And it will get much worse before it
gets better. The issue is to try to keep
at UBC the level of forward motion in
research and educational quality that
was established in the good years.
"I think it's a grave mistake to
expect the corporate world to pick up
the entire shortfall left by the government withdrawal," warns Annett.
"Especially in a time when business
itself is seriously retrenching."
With that in mind, she structured
the Special Education endowment
fund campaign on three levels: corporate, foundation and public.
"We also want to raise public awareness as to what happens when government withdraws funding for education," says Annett. "Our
universities are an extension of our
elementary schools and high schools.
We can't stop our involvement once
our kids graduate from high school."
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22    Chronicle/Fa//1984 The public awareness campaign is
well underway. Vancouver Mayor
Mike Harcourt declared September 24-
30 as "Special Education Week".
Annett has planned a highly visible
campaign for that week, including a
picnic for children who will benefit
from the fund, benefit concerts on
campus, wheelchair athletes playing
celebrities in a basketball game, a Jaz-
zercise class, and a grand celebrity car
rally. The goal is to raise $500,000 for
the endowment of the chair in Special
Education, which will provide $50,000
in interest each year in perpetuity.
The university will match this
amount, making $100,000/year available for teachers and research for the
Special Ed. program.
Annett thinks the money could possibly be raised strictly from corporate
donations, but that it would be a mistake to do it that way. Although the
public aspect of the appeal entails a
tremendous amount of volunteer
work to succeed, it also offers the
greatest potential for generating
"The public awareness campaign,"
she says, "enables us to tell people
about the real essence of this appeal,
without which it's simply fundraising.
Our message is that a substantial portion of our society — very close to 20
percent — can be helped to lead fuller
and more independent lives, with the
help of new research and better-
trained teachers. Our campaign is at
the crux of that, enabling these highly
motivated students to become those
better-trained teachers." •
UBC appoints
Industry Liaison
UBC now has an Industry Liaison Officer
— Geological Sciences Professor James
Murray's appointment was announced
by Dr. Peter Larkin, the University's associate vice-president (research), who said
UBC was hoping to encourage closer liaison with industry. Murray will give advice
to industry on specialized research at UBC,
explain University policies and procedures
that are relevant to consulting and contracting, and convey industry's needs to
the University.
"He will explain the facts of business life
to University personnel and give advice on
who might develop what invention," says
Murray will also be responsible for giving advice to both parties on suitable government aid programs, will assist in the
presentation of appropriate cases for funding, and will maintain a liaison with the
B.C. Science Council's Innovation Office. •
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Jessie A. MacBeth, BA'21, is a retired
librarian who lives in Scarborough, after
working in Vancouver and then
Toronto. . . . Former UBC Chancellor J.V.
Clyne, BA'23, has been appointed to a
federal task force studying Canada's deep-
sea fishing fleet. . . . Jim Millar, BA'26,
BASc'27, is the Parksville-Qualicum
representative for the B.C. Professional
Engineers. . . . His former classmate, Ed
Nunn, BASc'27, edits the class newsletter
for the 1927 Engineers.
James A. Gibson, BA'31, MA, MLitt, DPhil
(Oxon), LLD (Carleton), received a
Doctorate of Laws, honoris causa from Brock
University in June. . . . Indiana University
has named Edith J. Green, BA'31,
Professor Emeritus. Dr. Green is a former
professor and assistant dean of the School
of Nursing at Indiana. . . . William C.
Gibson, BA'33, DPhil (Oxon), MD (McGill)
has been elected to the Council of the
International University Consortium for
Distance Education. He is chairman of the
Universities Council of British
Columbia. . . . Myrtle Grace Beattie,
BA'34, has been elected president of the
board of William Temple House, an
Episcopalian hospital in Portland,
Oregon. . . . Living in Florida is Patrick
Mason Hurley, BA'34, BASc'34, after a
distinguished career as a geophysics
professor at M.I.T. . . . Ruth Williamson,
BA'34, and Stan Williamson, BASc'36 are
happily retired and living on a golf course
on Monterey Bay, California.
After a distinguished 39 year career at
UBC's Civil Engineering Department,
Harry Bell, BASc'42, MSc (London),
retired earlier this year as an associate
professor of engineering. . . . Now living in
Vancouver is Robert George Baldwin,
BA'48. He retired earlier this year as vice-
president (academic) of the University of
Alberta. . . . Alan Beesley, BA'49, LLB'50,
has been named an Officer of the Order of
Canada. A long-time career diplomat, he
has been Canada's disarmament
ambassador since July 1983. . . . After 20
years working as a counselling
psychologist at York University in Toronto,
Ruth Martin Wismer, BA'47, has finally
returned to Sidney, B.C. . . . John A.G.
Blackhall, BA'49 and his wife Dorothy M.
(Jones) Blackhall, BA'40, live in Powell
River where John taught for 33 years. . . .
David Leaney, BASc'49, chairman of D.W.
Thomson Consultants Ltd., is but one of
several UBC grads associated with the
engineering consulting firm. The company
was started by former UBC engineering
professor, Dan Thomson, BAsc'45. Among
the present officers of the firm are Brian
Thomson, BASc'68, Ron Davis, BASc'63,
and Don Strang, BASc'60.... John Napier
Turner, BA'49, was elected leader of the
Liberal Party of Canada in June and sworn
in as Canada's 17th prime minister two
weeks later.
John M. Graham, BA'50, MD'54, works
with a rehabilitation clinic in the Lower
Mainland after 21 years in family practice
in Campbell River. . . . Howard Petch,
PhD'52, has been appointed to an
unprecedented third five-year term as
president of the University of Victoria. . . .
Dr. Irwin Stewart, BA'52, MD'56, of New
Westminster, received the distinguished
Mosher Award for Clinical Research from
the American Triological Association in
May. . . . Alan F. Campney, LLB'54, BCom
(Queens), has been elected to the board of
Genstar Corporation. He is president of
Vanley Agencies Ltd. of Vancouver. . . .
Robert Thomas Errico, BA'54, LLB'55, has
been made a county court judge in Prince
Rupert. . . . The Alberta Business
Education Council awarded Allan G.
Leinweber, BCom'55, the 1984 Charles
Detro Award for outstanding service in the
area of business education. . . . Recently
retired is Betty Jane Norris, BA'55,
BSW'57, MSW'76, former executive
director of North Shore Family Services
Society in North Vancouver. . . . Architect
Gordon Hartley, BArch'56, of Kelowna,
says he is becoming more interested in
photography than architecture. He
recently had a show of his photographs at
the Kelowna Art Gallery. . . . West
Kootenay marketing representative for
Pacific Homes is Jorgen Munck,
BCom'58. . . . Now that David Thompson
University Centre in Nelson has been
closed by the provincial government,
former centre director Richard Mott
Pearce, BA'58, has been appointed director
of continuing education at Vancouver
Community College, the second largest
post-secondary institute in B.C. after
UBC Marvin Haave, BA'59, is a
rehabilitation counselor with the
Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation,
working with long-term disabled or
overstressed teachers.
Jack Biickert, BSF'62, has been named
director of the forestry ministry's strategic
studies branch. . . . After 19 years at a
medical mission in Pakistan, Bill Dahl,
MD'62, has returned to Canada, and
settled in Chilliwack with his wife and five
children. . . . Robert L. Felix, MA'62, is a
professor at Carolina Law School in
Columbia, South Carolina. . . . UBC Press
has published the third book in a trilogy on
the Royal Navy and the Northwest Coast
by Barry M. Gough, BEd'62, MA
(Montana), PhD (London). . . . John A.
Charlesworth, BCom'63, has been
appointed general manager of the Fraser
Valley Credit Union. . . . Chan Buckland,
BCom'65, is an executive with Canarim
Investment Corp. Ltd. of Vancouver. . . .
Dr. J.E. Gervay, PhD'65, has been
transferred by Dupont from New Jersey to
the Experimental Station at Wilmington,
Delaware, where he works for the
company's research and development
division of the photosystems and electronic
products department. . . . John C. Kerr,
BA'65, MBA (U. Cal. Berkeley), has been
appointed a director of the British
Columbia Railway Company. He is
president of the lumber product-making
Lignum Group of Companies of
Vancouver. . . . Vancouver Mayor Mike
Harcourt, BA'65, LLB'68, decided not to
run for the leadership of the B.C. New
Democratic Party because of upcoming
Expo '86. "The city is on a roll. It would be
kind of exciting to stay here in Vancouver,"
he said. . . . Glenora E. Braun, BA'66,
MBA (Winnipeg) is selling real estate in
Vancouver. . . . Studying art at the
University of Ottawa is Eva Manly, BA'67.
She expects to get her Bachelor of Fine Arts
from U of O in 1985 R.B. Michaelson,
BSc'67, and M.T. Herrewig of MacMillan
Bloedel received the Excellence in
Documentation Award from the
Instrument Society of America. The award
was given for best published ISA paper in
1983. . . . Brothers Holden and Mel
Bowker, MMus'68, perform easy-listening
and gospel music in Alberta and British
Columbia communities. . . . Walter
Goerzen, BSA'68, a marketing manager at
the East Chilliwack Agricultural Co-op, has
been appointed to the B.C. Milk Board by
the provincial government. . . . "Elected
first try, first time!" is how new Surrey
Alderman Judy (Sieffert) Higginbotham,
BEd'68 describes her success at the polls
24   Chronicle/Fa//1984 last November.. .. Ian Richard (Rich)
Mayers, BSc'68, is district geophysicist,
frontier exploration district, for Suncor Inc.
in Calgary. . .. Ontario television viewers
are very familiar with the face of David A.
Nichol, LLB'68, president of Loblaws Ltd.,
who does commercials for the eastern
supermarket chain. . . . The new leader of
the New Democratic Party of British
Columbia is Robert Skelly, BA'68. Skelly
won the leadership on the fifth ballot,
defeating five other candidates, including
UBC grads Margaret Birrell, BA'77, David
Vickers, LLB'59 and Dave Stupich,
BSA'49. . . . After six years teaching and
two children, Linda (Kuhn) Dawson,
BEd'69, is teaching at Wee Wisdom
Preschool in Burnaby, and doing an
extended studies diploma at Simon Fraser
University... . Susan Gransby, BA'69, left
her job as a Vancouver Sun copy editor last
year to work on her art. She will have an
exhibition of etchings in West Vancouver in
September and North Vancouver in
December.... Gordon Mulligan, BSc'69,
MA'72, PhD'76, is an associate professor of
Urban Economics and Town Planning at
the University of Arizona in Tucson. . . . D.
Gregory Mumford, BASc'69, MASc'71, has
been appointed Bell-Northern Research's
lab director in Edmonton. . . . Alan D.
Nichols, BAsc'69, and his wife Cynthia
have moved to Singapore where they are
both instructors at Singapore
Polytechnic. . . . Fine Arts Coordinator for
the Greater Victoria School Board is Gary
Rupert, BA'69 William R. Storey,
BA'69, LLB'78, has opened a law practice
in Vancouver.
Dick Chambers, BPE'70, MA (SFU), has
been appointed superintendent of the
Arrow Lakes School District. . . . Neil
Frazer, BASc'70, is an associate professor
of geophysics at the University of
Hawaii. . . . Susan (Miller) Springer, BEd-
E'70, has an unusual teaching job in
Terrace. She brings lessons to students
who for physical or psychological reasons
are temporarily unable to come to
school Wendy Bily, BSN'71,
graduated in May from the Vancouver
School of Theology with a Master of
Divinity, and is now a United Church
minister in Vulcan, Alta. . . . UBC
Convocation Senator Mary Bishop, MA'71,
received a Life Style Award from former
Health Minister Monique Begin for her
volunteer work. . . . Writing from
Australia, Audrey Down, BA'71, says she
is working on her PhD, concerning the
press and politics, at the University of New
South Wales. . .. Robert J.A. Fraser,
BASc'71, MBA (Western), has been
appointed president and chairman of the
board of Hercules Canada Inc. . . . Dr.
George Khachatourians, PhD'71, has been
named chairman of the University of
Saskatchewan's new Biotechnology Group.
He also served on a federal task force on
biotechnology. ... As one of the first full-
time planners ever hired by an Indian
Council, Jim Norrie, BASc'71, finds he has
to define his job as planner for the Lillooet
District Indian Council as he goes
along. . . . William Pierce, MEd'71, is
northern Alberta representative for the .
DeVry Institute of Technology and Marvin
Melnyk and Associates. ... A degree in
international relations and automobile
painting may not seem to go together, but
for Blair Raimondo, BA'71, they are the
right combination. His auto painting and
repair shop in Richmond recently
celebrated its fifth anniversary. . . . Roger
D. Chan, MBA'72, has left the Canadian
Consulate General in Buffalo for an Ottawa
posting with External Affairs. . . . Alan B.
Cornford, PhD'72, is the B.C. assistant
deputy minister of science and technology,
as of May 7, 1984. . . . Chris Brangwin,
MA'73, has moved to a new school in New
South Wales, Australia — he's now deputy
headmaster at Sydney Church of England
Co-Educational Grammer School in
Redlands Jack Jackevich, BEd'73,
MEd'83, is head of the art department at
Robron Secondary School in Campbell
River. ... It was a June wedding for Chris
Pharo, PhD'73, and M. Ruth Campling,
MD'81. They live in North Vancouver. . . .
The new pastor of Augustana Lutheran
Church in Saskatoon is Timothy N.
Posyluzny, BA'73. . . . James R. Thomson,
MBA'73, BA (SFU) starts this month as
chief executive officer for B.C. Central
Credit Union. . . . The 1983 Annual Report
of the Canadian Parapalegic Association
British Columbia Division was dedicated in
part to Letti Vicelli, BA'73, MSW'73, who
retired from the G.F. Strong Rehabilitation
Centre, for having "contributed
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Chronicle/Fa//1984   25 significantly towards the rehabilitation of
many spinal cord injured persons in British
Columbia". . . . Bill Wilson, LLB'73, was
recently appointed as lands claims
coordinator for the Musgamagw Tribal
Council after 15 months as vice-president
of the Native Council of Canada. ... A
move to Ladner and a new position with
the Royal Bank of Canada as assistant
manager of agricultural services came to
George G. Dorin, BSc(Agr)'74, in February
1984. . . . Michael Reid, BEd'74, is the new
principal of North Island Secondary School
in Port McNeill, B.C. . . . Good news came
twice for R.A. (Bob) Symes, BCom'74, of
Duncan. He was appointed treasurer of
Cowichan Valley Regional District and son
Gavin Mitchell Symes was born on April
29 Illimar Altosaar, PhD'75, was
promoted to associate professor of
Biochemistry at the University of Ottawa.
He has major contracts from private firms
for plant biotechnology research. . . . Dan
Armstrong, BMus'75, is assistant principal
double bass in the Milwaukee Symphony
Orchestra. . . . Australia is home for
Kathleen M. Gray, BA'75, MLS'77. She
works as a medical librarian in Melbourne
and is studying for a master of
environmental science degree at Monash
University. . . . Gerald N. King, BMus'75,
is head of visual and performing arts at
W.J. Mouat School in Abbotsford and also
associate conductor of the Pacific
Symphonic Wind Ensemble. ... If you
should ever want to know the walking
speed of dinosaurs in the Peace River
Canyon or why British Columbia looks as it
j does, the person to call is Rick Kool,
! MSc'75. Rick is education officer
responsible for natural history at the B.C.
Provincial Museum. He can also tell you
how to determine the age, sex and size of a
skeleton. . . . Michael Nai-Chiu Poon,
BSc'75, MSc'77, successfully defended his
PhD thesis at Balliol College, Oxford. The
degree will be conferred in October. . . .
John P. Thornton, BSc'75, is a biometrician
for the B.C. Ministry of the
Environment. . . . Mary Ann Biewener,
BA'76, MBA (U. Cal. Berkeley), is
international operations manager for the
Silicon Valley firm of Dysan. . . . Richard T.
Crow, BSc'76, MSc'81, MD'83 and Patricia
A. (MacKay) Crow, BHE'79, MD'84, were
married on June 2, 1984 in Vancouver and
are both completing their residencies in the
family medicine program at the University
of Western Ontario. . . . Tom Keenlyside,
BMus'76, plays jazz saxophone with his
band, the Tom Keenlyside Quintet. . . .
"Super Tree" doesn't fly through the air or
save the Earth from villains — it's what
nursery manager Chris Walli, BSF'77, is
trying to grow at the Balco Forest Products
Ltd. tree nursery near Kamloops. Walli
applies high tech genetic breeding
methods to trees to develop better
strains. . . . Rickey Yada, BSc(Agr)'77,
MSc'80, PhD'84, recently became an
assistant professor of food science at the
University of Guelph. . . . David C.
Bulger, BSF'78, was recently appointed
manager, Special Projects, for chainsaw
makers Stihl Ltd. in Richmond. . . . Brian
DeBiasio, BPE'78, playing coach of the
Nelson Maple Leafs, was named this year's
winner of the Howard Anderson Memorial
Trophy for the most sportsman-like player
in the Western International Hockey
League. . . . M. Stephen Haswell, PhD'78,
has moved from the department of zoology
and entomology at Colorado State
University to a research physiology
position with the School of Aerospace
Medicine at Brooks Air Force Base,
Texas. . . . Acting, playwriting, figure
skating — they're just some of the
accomplishments of Kelowna travel agent
Chris Johnson, BA'78. Before moving to
Kelowna Chris worked with the Arts Club
Theatre, Vancouver Repertory Theatre and
Vancouver Little Theatre. . . . Sister Norma
McDonald, BEd'78, made her perpetual
vows last year in the Congregation of the
Sisters of Holy Cross. She recently moved
to Edmonton from Quebec to teach French
Immersion. . . . Bradley K. Martin,
BCom'78, is marketing director, Chemical
Products for CP Rail in Calgary. . . . John
Robinson, BCom'78, is a tax supervisor
with Price Waterhouse in Burnaby. . . .
John W. Bennie, BSc'79, LLB (Victoria), is
an associate in the law firm of Valair & Co.
in Dawson Creek. . . . Kimberly S.
Campbell, LLB'79, married Cheryl Wiebe
on August 4, 1984 Bob Fuhr, BA'79,
has finished his MA in History at McGill
University. . . . After raising two children
and working at a number of jobs, including
seamstress work and accounting, Joanne
Ranson, LLB'79, went to UBC for a law
degree. She now specializes in family law
from her Vancouver home. . . . David
Swan, BMus'79, of Saskatooon and James
Manson, BMus'82, of Burnaby were
among the top young pianists from around
the world who participated in the 17th
Montreal International Competition last
June. . . . Michael Titchener, BSc'79,
graduated this year as a chiropractor. . . .
Alfredo Verdicchia, BA'79, received his
Bachelor of Architecture from the Technical
University of Nova Scotia. He works in
Darlene Collison, BA'80, and her husband
William Bell (married April 21,1984) staff
the alternate education program
(rehabilitation) in Fernie. . . . Kevin C.
Griffin, BA'80, works for the Whistler
Question newspaper and considers himself
halfway to becoming a true Whistlerite. . . .
Tim Millward, BCom'80, lives in
Australia, where he recently married Helen
Murray, a graduate of the University of
Sydney. . . . Peter V Varsek, BA'80, was
transferred to Toronto from Vancouver on
May 1 to become operational manager of
the Eac Engineering division of the East
Asiatic Company, Inc. . . . It's off to
Cambridge for Markus N.A. Bockmuehl,
BA'81, who has already studied at
Tubingen in West Germany and Regent
College on the UBC campus. Now he's
working on his doctorate in New
Testament studies. . . . One grad who has
put her degree to practical use is S. Jayne
Clarke, BEd-S'81. After majoring in art
education (specializing in fabric and textile
design) she has opened an antique clothing
store, Vintage Chic Boutique. . . . Making
beautiful music together are David L.
Jones, BMus'81 and Grace H. Wiebe,
BMus'83, who were married on June 4,
26    Chromcle/fal/1984 1984 William J. Threlfall, BSc'81, does
computer programming for the Cancer
Control Agency of B.C. . . . Lieut. Ray L.
Wong, BASc'81, commands a platoon of 65
soldier/technicians as an engineering
officer in the Armed Forces 1 Service
Battalion in Calgary. ... A keynote
speaker at the Women's Conference at East
Kootenay Community College last April
was Fernie lawyer Patricia Boyd, LLB'82.
She spoke about the history of women and
the law. . . . Sharon Dagg, BEd-E'82, was
supervisor this past summer at the
Penticton Canada Employment Centre for
Students. . . . Ruth Joujan, BA'82, has
graduated from the Jewish Theological
Seminary of America in New York and has
accepted a Humboldt Fellowship for one
year of PhD research at Unversistat
Heidelberg, Germany. . . . Since
graduation, Bill Pike, MFA'82, has been
establishing himself as an artist in
Witshire, England, and achieved an
operating profit as a painter last year. . . .
Lila Gaudry, BEd'83, was the Council for
Exceptional Children student of the year in
1983-84. The council is an international
professional organization with 60,000
members, about 20,000 of whom are
education students. . . . First ever dentist
in B.C.'s new town of Tumbler Ridge,
Patricia Hunter, DHD'83, left the
community for Moncton, N.B.,
recently. . . . Robert A. Ingves, BCom'83,
is attending University of Southern
California, in search of a master's degree,
specializing in the business aspects of the
motion picture industry. . . . Shelagh
McCormick, MA'83, has been granted a
Distinguished Teaching Award by Mount
Royal College in Calgary for her teaching
excellence and outstanding contributions
to the college and city. . . . Larry A.
Martin, BCom'83, is a stockbroker with
West Coast Securities in Vancouver. . . .
Fully settled in at Michelin Canada after
three months of training is Michael
Vanchu, BCom'83.
Teki Anderson, BA'78, and Charlie
Anderson, a daughter, Merida Kathleen
Christina, July 4,1984. A sister for Ted and
Duke Bill Barrie, BPE'78, and Sheila
(Tien) Barrie, BEd'79, a son, Troy Anthony
William, March 7, 1984. A brother for
Alyssa Nicole. . . . Margot (St. Louis)
Beckwith, MLS'79, and Martin Beckwith, a
son, Henry Douglas, January 4, 1984 in
Ottawa. . . . Ludwig Braun, MSc'80, and
Susan Clark (Diplomas in German and
French translation 1980), a daughter,
Claudia Olivia Braun, June 30, 1984 in
Zurich, Switzerland. A sister for
Rebecca. . . . Rob Brockley, BSF'76, and
Susan (Elliott) Brockley, BSc(Agr)'76, a
son, Stephen Robert Elliott, March 23, 1984
in Vernon. A brother for Lisa. . . . Patricia
(Innes) Demco, BEd'68, and Thomas Alan
Demco, MD'68, a daughter, Elana Patricia,
October 17, 1983. A sister for Christina,
Anthony and Brittany. . . . Shirley
Gillmore, BA'72, and Ashborn Hinds, a
son, Ashley Gillmore Hinds. . . . Rick
Longton, BASc'76, and Elizabeth Longton,
a daughter, Dana Justine, April 18,
1984 Bradley K. Martin, BCom'78,
and Dawn M. Martin, BSc(Agr)'79, a
daughter, Kimberly Michelle, March 21,
1983 Kim P.J. Miller, BCom'78, and
Margaret G. (Dallyn) Miller, BA'80, a
daughter, Dana Dallyn, March 5, 1984 in
Kitimat. A sister for Dale. . . . Ian Slater,
BA'72, MA'73, PhD'77, and Marian
(Johnston) Slater, BSc'67, a son, Blair Keith
David, March 29, 1984 in Vancouver, a
brother for Serena. . . . T.D. Lawrence
Sparks, BPE'77, and Leanne Lawrence, a
son, Jeffrey Thomas, February 21, 1984. . . .
Wendy (Nicholson) Sutton, BA'72, and
Michael Sutton, a daughter, Mollie Stewart
Sutton, February 16, 1984, in Toronto. . . .
William J. Threfall, BSc'81, and Laurie
Threlfall, a daughter, Wendy Lynn, April
6, 1984 Janet S. Tofin Worobets,
BEd'73, and William A. Worobets,
BASc'72, a son, Todd Tofin, June 10, 1983.
Frank R. Barnsley, BASc'27 (Electrical),
June 14, 1984 in Vancouver. While at UBC
he was president of the Science Men's
Undergraduate Society and a member of
the Men's Undergraduate Society
Executive. He worked for Canadian
General Electric from graduation until he
retired in 1963. He is survived by his wife,
Carmen, son Richard, BCom'54 and his
wife Mary, and grandchildren Michael,
BCom'83, Jane and Mark.
Gordon C. Danielson, BA'33, MA'35, PhD
(Purdue), September 30, 1983. He worked
for the US Rubber Co., the University of
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Iowa State University in 1948. There he
made many important contributions to
physics research. At the time of his death
he was an emeritus professor of physics at
Iowa State. He is survived by his wife,
Dorothy, three sons and a daughter.
Robert A. Davidson, BA'73, September 1,
1983 near Tumbler Ridge.
Avis Margaret Hall, BA'35, BCom'35,
January 27, 1984.
Ruth (Hornsby) Harvey, BA'28, April 24,
1984, in Prince Rupert. She was well
known in north-central B.C. and in the
Cayman Islands as an artist and for her
contribution to activities in the visual arts.
She is survived by her husband, Hon.
James T Harvey, MBE, QC, her children,
Peter, BSc'55, Gail (Harvey) Johnson,
BA'61, and Christopher, and eight
grandchildren. The Ruth Harvey Memorial
Art Scholarship Fund is being established
in Prince Rupert by her family and friends.
Edith (Toddy) Hatfield (nee Tisdall), RN,
BASc'29, in Vancouver, June 7, 1984. After
graduation she was a public health nurse
in Keremeos and a nurse with the Kelowna
School System before residing in Penticton
for over 50 years. She is survived by her
husband, Harley R. Hatfield, BA'28, sons
John, BSA'59, Peter and Chris, daughter
Alyson, BEd-E'70, three sisters in
Vancouver, one brother in Calgary and all
their families.
Everett F. Hurt, BA'31, MA (Alberta), May
25, 1984 in Surrey. He taught for several
years in the Peace River Country; and later
at Magee High School in Vancouver. He is
survived by his wife Beth and two sons.
Donald Weir Maclver, BA'39, December 3,
1983 in Mission. He is survived by his wife
Jean, Arts'39.
John Thomas Mathews, BASc'27, April 26,
1984, in Massachusetts. He spent his career
working for Westinghouse, most of the
time overseas. He is survived by his wife
Mercedes (Mecha).
Charles W. Parker, BASc'41 (Mechanical),
January 31, 1984. He spent most of his
career working for Canadian Pacific Rail on
railway air brake operation and train
Raymond W. Parker, BASc'25, July 1984.
He was chief construction engineer for
several major oil companies in several
countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and
Australia. For 21 years he and his wife Faye
lived abroad before retiring in 1974 to
Scottsdale, Arizona.
Douglas R. Piteau, BSc'60, PhD
(Witwatersrand), June 10, 1984. The
president of D.R. Piteau & Associates, Ltd.
of West Vancouver, he was also a Visiting
Associate Professor at UBC. During his
career he received many awards, including
the Gold Medal in 1977 from the Canadian
Rock Mechanics Group.
Donn Spence, BPE'56, May 1984. Mr.
Spence was UBC's rugby coach and a
physical education and recreation
professor. He coached the Thunderbirds
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for 16 years, during which time they won
five B.C. championships. He was also
Canadian national team coach for three
seasons and at the time of his death was
B.C. provincial team coach. He is survived
by his wife Lynne, daughters Michelle and
Lori, and son Christopher.
Vivian Clarice Vicary, BA'33, March 29,
1984 in Vancouver. She worked for the
Vancouver Sun and Pacific Press Ltd. for 41
years, including two years as secretary to
the publisher. She was a long-time member
of St. James Anglican Church and was
secretary of the Gerontology Association of
Albert S. Whiteley, BA'26, MA (Pittsburg),
March 29, 1984 in Ottawa. He was an
officer in the Dominion Bureau of Statistics
when he was seconded to the Royal
Commission on Price Spreads. For many
years after he worked in the Department of
Labour, and was probably best known for
his work on the Restrictive Trades Practices
Commission. Before retirement he served
as Canadian consul-general in Seattle. He
is survived by his wife Marion, BA'26, and
son Hugh. •
Canadian Literature
25 years old
Canadian Literature, UBC's quarterly journal of criticism and review, celebrated its
25th birthday this year with the publication
of issue No. 100.
The issue, enlarged to more than 375
pages, included prefaces by former Governor-General Edward Schreyer, former Canada Council chairman Mavor Moore and
UBC President K. George Pedersen, as well
as articles by such well-known Canadian
authors as Clark Blaise, Henry Kreisel,
Margaret Laurence, Dorothy Livesay, Eric
Nicol and James Reaney.
In an editorial in the anniversary edition,
the journal's current editor, Prof. William
New of UBC's English department, says
that while Canadian Literature is by no
means the longest-lived of Canadian magazines, "it is the oldest critical quarterly to
have taken Canadian writers and writing
as its sole topic. . . ."
New also pays tribute to George Woodcock, editor of the journal for its first 18
years. "It was his editorial skills which
built the magazine..., his judgements
which so personally affected its contents,
and his critical expectations which have so
markedly touched the recent course of
Canadian criticism." •
Inland Refugees
The Alumni Association was recently
asked whether graduates of UBC might be
prepared to assist "inland refugees" in the
Greater Vancouver area.
Inland refugees are individuals who
claim refugee status from within Canada.
They frequently arrive from Central America and are allowed to stay in Canada while
their cases are decided.
If you can help with housing, clothing,
orientation or funding, please call The
Inland Refugee Society of B.C. at 688-1819
during business hours. •
28    Chronicle/f-//1984 The Spirit of the 30s
By Sam Roddan JL
"I have hungered for dragons."
— Bob ap Roberts, Letters Club, 1938
Lately I've been exploring some of
the holdings in Special Collections,
but chiefly the writings of the Letters
Club for the 30's as found in the University Archives.
The bound papers of the Letters
Club (PN-22-L3), along with the original writing contributions provide a
fertile midden for reflections on a
bygone age. They recall the major and
minor student voices of the period.
The skylarks and the sparrows. The
wise old owls as well as the chickadees and woodpeckers.
During the course of my research I
was greatly encouraged by the methodology of the anthropologist who
reconstructs a dinosaur from a few
fragments of ossified bone. I have borrowed the same technique to recapture the spirit of the 30's using shards
of blank verse composed in the after
glow of lectures from such memorable
figures as G.G. Sedgewick, Thorleif
Larsen and Freddy Wood.
One of my first revelations must be
that romantic idealism (in my time)
was alive and well on the campus. An
anonymous laborer in the vineyard of
creative writing put it this way:
"We who are young today
(1937) realize the need for a
more positive note in poetry.
We are no longer satisfied with
the cynical despair of the past
few decades. What is needed
now is a new faith in man and
his possibilities."
Other student writers on the campus in the 30's chose various verse
forms in their quest for beauty and
harmony of soul. One of the finest
major voices was Reg Jessup. Some of
his lines, crackling like thorns, echo
the mood of a Greek scholar as he contemplates yet another unsweetened
cup of hemlock:
"Leave me
To the sullen wind,
And you, Valerie,
Go in your splendid sun."
A more typical and enthusiastic
note can be detected in the imaginative line composed by Bob ap Roberts,
"I have hungered for dragons". In the
same romantic vein, words by Pete
Higashi brought back fond memories
of a wild night on Grouse Mountain,
the morning after: "The air was now a
fragrance of bright alpine blooms".
My own writing of the period
lacked the lyrical strength of an ap
Roberts and the intellectual vigor of a
Jessup. It did not have the brooding
Victorianism of a Roger Bishop,
("When in peaceless mind, despondent looking"), nor the startling
imagery of a Royce Butler ("Dark
upon the vast sky hurls the web of
wings"). Instead I emerged in the 30's
as a sturdy but featherless English
sparrow always ready to chirp for a
few crumbs of praise.
continued next page
An invitation to submit
nominations for the 1985
Ernest C. Manning Awards.
Principal Award $75,000
Award of Merit   $25,000
The Ernest C. Manning Foundation is seeking
nominations for its 1985 annual awards.
The Foundation is a national, privately funded, nonprofit organization formed to encourage, nurture and
reward innovation by Canadians.
If in the discretion ofthe selection committee
there are suitable candidates, the Foundation will
annually award $75,000 for the Principal Award and
$25,000 for the Award of Merit.
The Principal Award is presented to a Canadian
who has shown outstanding talent in conceiving and
developing new concepts, processes, or products of
potential widespread benefit to Canada, with or without the benefit of institutional or corporate research
The Award of Merit will be granted to a Cana
dian who has shown great talent and-promise in conceiving and developing new concepts, processes, or
products of potential widespread benefit to Canada,
without the benefit of institutional or corporate
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Of special interest are nominations from the
fields of biological sciences (life), physical sciences
and engineering, social sciences, economics, business,
labour, law, government and public policy, the arts,
and humanities.
The deadline for nominations for the 1985
awards is March 15, 1985.
For further information, or to acquire a nomination form, please write to:
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Chronicle/ft!/1984    29 My own literary output in those
days varied a great deal in tonal harmony and assonance. I must confess,
however, to a modest delight when I
received the laurel crown for a daring
piece of blank verse:
"Let us climb to the Loft where the
hay is soft and sweet smelling
Let me tremble at the warmth of
your voice, nascent, inceptive,
Let us listen together 'till dawn."
This lyrical tour de force inspired
much critical comment. Both Norman
DePoe and Lloyd Hobden, scholars
and bon vivants of the period, felt I
was far too restrained, puritanical and
self-effacing. The word "listen" disturbed them most.
"Perhaps I should get out my
thesaurus," I suggested.
"Thesaurus, be damned!" boomed
DePoe. "Just don't fool the troops."
My major contribution to the Letters
Club in '37 was a lengthy paper on
Gertrude Stein. I was agreeably
surprised to exhume this document
and find it so well preserved. I
remembered with some affection the
stir it created (in my own mind). It
was also a thrill to read again a quotation by Dr. Sedgewick from his column in the Vancouver Sun, "More
Light Than Heat":
"Gertrude Stein is a direct des-
cendent from Juliet's nurse, if
that worthy woman had married Hamlet's grave
digger...Gert's poems are the
My ventures into the archives
revived many memories of life on the
campus in the midst of the Great
Depression. As students, most of us
were poor, but never in spirit. In the
Letters Club we shared great enterprises. Like darkling thrushes we
flung our souls into a murky
Today I still hear the beat of distant
drums and warm to lost causes.
Unfortunately enemies of promise are
storming the gate and many survivors, like myself, are now a tattle tale
grey, short of breath and addicted to
Geritol. Nevertheless, I am very grateful to Special Collections for helping
me meet old friends and relive those
innocent days when we felt like White
Knights and, by the library steps, near
the lily pond, hungered for
dragons. . .
(Sam Roddan, a 1937 UBC Arts graduate,
is a member of the Alumni Heritage Committee. He is the author of Batter My
Heart J •
This contemporary Japanese Kagura mask
is one of more than 90 masks from Japan,
China and Korea on display in the UBC
Museum of Anthropology's exhibition
"Hidden Dimensions: Face Masking in
East Asia". The masks date from the 12th
to the 20th century, and include theatrical
and ritual masks, some of which are being
shown in Canada for the first time. As a
result of this exhibition, the Museum has
acquired more than 50 masks for its permanent collection.
Better ways to forge community links
Dear Editor:
While browsing the other day through
the Fall 1983 Chronicle, I came across an
article where it stated that the President's
Residence was being restored and that
according to the Chancellor this restoration
was necessary to forge strong links
between the community and the University.
Because I grew up in that house it is only
to be expected that 1 would not want to see
any changes made, but even so, it's not at
all clear to me how transforming a house of
Contemporary design into a house of
pseudo-Spanish design can be called restoration. Surely to restore a house is to
rebuild it the way it was. Furthermore, it's
also not at all clear to me how changing the
President's House to Mock Spanish at great
expense to the taxpayer will forge links
between the community and the University. In these difficult days it doesn't
require much imagination to think of better
ways in which the money could have been
P.T. MacKenzie
Department of Philosophy
University of Saskatchewan
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