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Volume 32, Number 1, Spring 1978
Out of Ashes the Story
of a Bronze Age Civilization
Allan Evans
;      Remembering UBC's Early Years
Viveca Ohm
Geoff Hancock
The Report of Annual Giving 1977
Y© on'ire Iflwifed to the
UiC Alumni Association
EDITOR Susan Jamieson MeLarnon, BA'65
EDITORIAL ASSISTAMT Christopher J. Milter (BA, Queen's)
50VER Peter Lynde
Mumni Media (604) 688-6819
Editorial Committee
. Joseph Katz, chair; Dr. Marcia Boyd, MA'74;
Charlotte Warren, BCom'58; Harry Franklin
49; Geoff Hancock, BFA'73, MFA75; Michael W. Hunter,
'63, LLB'67; Murray McMillan; Bel Nemetz, BA'35; Lorraine
.Shore, BA'67; Dr. Ross Stewart, BA'46, MA'48; Nancy Woo,
?3SN 004-4999
Published quarterly by the Alumni Association of the University of British
Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. The copyright of all contents is registered.
BUSINESS AND EDITORIAL OFFICES: Cecil Green Park, 6251 Cecil Green
Park Road, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1X8, (604)-228-3313 SUBSCRIPTIONS: The
Alumni Chronicle is sent to all alumni of the university. Non-alumni subscriptions
sre available at $3 a year; student subscriptions $1 a year. ADDRESS CHANGES:
Gend new address, with old address label if available, to UBC Alumni Records,
£251 Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1X8.
Heturn Requested.
Postage paid at the Third Class rate Permit No. 2067 imSi
t-lember, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.
Monday,, May 29,1978, 8 pm
Cecil Green Park, UBC.
Retiring Chancellor Donovan F. Miller and Mrs.
Miller will be honored guests.
An informal buffet will be available prior to the
meeting ($5/person). Reception from 5:30 pm,
buffet at 6:30. Reservations for the buffet are
essential. To make yours call the alumni office
Clyne New Chancellor —
Senate Election Results
John V. Clyne, BA'23, was elected to the office of
chancellor, and will serve from June 78 to May '81. He
defeated Stan Persky, BA'69, MA72.
Elected for three-year terms on senate were: William
H. Birmingham, BA'33; Mary F. Bishop, MA71; W.
Gerald Burch, BASc'48; Patricia M. Fulton,
BA'39; William M. Keenlyside, BA'34; Elaine
McAndrew, BHE'62, MBA73; James F. McWilliams,
BSF'53; Michael Ryan, BCom'53; Gordon Thorn;
BCom'56, fVlEd'71; Joan C. Wallace, BA'50 and
Charlotte L.V. Warren, BCom'58. UBC Alomni Association
On the following pages you will meet the 13
candidates nominated for members-at-large,
All executive positions were filled by
acclamation. (Information on these officers
and the 10 members-at-large who complete
their terms in 1979 is found at the end of this
VOTING: All ordinary members of the UBC
Alumni Association are entitled to vote in this
election. .(Ordinary members are graduates of
UBC, including-graduates who attended
Victoria College.)
BALLOTS: Two ballots, -two Identity
Certificates and voting instructions appear on
page seven following the biographical
information. The duplicate spouse ballot is
provided for use in those cases of a Joint
Chronicle mailing to husband'and wife,'both of
.whom are graduates. (Check your mailing '
label to see' if this applies to you.)
The seven digit identity number on the right
of the address label (in the case of faculty
. alumni, this is a three digit number) must
appear on your Identity Certificate and
accompany your ballot.
Please follow the directions on the ballot for
its completion, then cut it out and mail it to us.
The list of elected candidates will be published
by May 1,1978.
, Ballots received after 12 noon, Monday, April
17,1978 will not be counted.
Doreen Ryan Walker, BA'42, MA'69    ■
Alumni Returning Officer
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There are 10 to be elected from the following 13
pation: general manager, Moonlight Building Maintenance Ltd.
Doug Aldridge
Douglas James Aldridge,
BASc'74. Alumni Activities:
AMS representative, board of
management, 1972-73; chair,
student affairs committee,
1975-77; member, special programs committee, 1976. Campus:
president, Alma Mater Society,
1972-73; president, Engineering
Undergraduate Society, 1971-
72; chair, Thunderbird Winter
Sports Centre, 1972-75; various
committees. Community: director, Vancouver Centre Federal
Liberal Assoc. Occupation: marketing representative, IBM
Canada Ltd.
Herb Dhaliwal
Herb H.S. Dhaliwal, BCom'77.
Alumni Activities: AMS representative to the board of management, 1976-77; member,
student affairs committee,
1976-77; member, Victoria delegation, government relations
committee, 1977. Campus: AMS
director of finance, 1976-77;
chair, finance committee,
1976-77; member, university
president's committees on food
services, traffic and parking and
the bookstore, 1976-77. Community: member-at-large, East
Indian Welfare Association,
volunteer worker Immigration
Service Centre, 1977-78. Occu-
David Edgar
J. David N. Edgar, BCom'60,
LLB'61. Alumni Activities: University of Victoria Alumni Association, director, 1962-64,
president, 1964-66. Campus:
UBC student's council, 1958-61;
AMS president, 1960-61; various student committees; Alpha
Delta Phi. Community: UVic senate member, 1969-72; director,
B.C. Waterfowl Society, 1972-
75; director, Vancouver lawn
Tennis Club, 1972-75; current
president, B.C. Squash Association. Occupation: lawyer; executive assistant to minister of justice of Canada.
Wayne Guinn
Wayne Fraser Gtiimm, BA'70,
LLB'73. Alumni Activities:
travel committee, 1975-78;
branches committee, 1975-76;
special events, 1974-76; chair,
special events, 1976-77; awards
& scholarships committee.
1973-75; reunions, 1975-76;
chair, reunions, 1976-77. Campus: AMS students affairs; law-
school graduation committee
high school conference commit
tee, 1966-69. Community: mem
ber, B.C. Borstal Assoc; men
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ber, Automotive Transport Assoc. Occupation: lawyer, Der-
park, White & Co.
Harold Halvorsen
Harold N. Halvorsen, BA'55,
MSc'56, PhD'66. Alumni Activities: Margaret Armstrong
memorial fund, organizer.
Community: chair, Vancouver
branch, Association of Professional Engineers of B.C.; chair,
engineers group, United Way,
Vancouver, 1976-77; director,
Trail and district, Community
Chest, 1966-67; Trail Boy
Scouts Assoc, 1966-67. Occupation: Engineering consulting.
Jack Hetherington
J.D.   (Jack)   Hetherington,
BASc'45. Alumni Activities:
member-at-large 1976-78; executive officer, 1976-78; class co-
chair, Reunion Days; fund rais-
i ing. Campus: graduating class
\ president, 1945; basketball; de-
i bating; literary and scientific
j executive. Community: director,
; Boys' and Girls' Clubs of Vancouver;      board      member,
, Shaughnessy  United Church;
past-president, B.C. Wholesale
•: Lumber Assoc; past director,
I Kiwanis Club;  past-president,
I Canadian Forestry Assoc, of
J B.C. Occupation:  president,
1 Ralph S. Plant Ltd., wholesale
J forest products.
Brent Kenny
Brenton D. Kenny, LLB'56
Alumni Activities: member-at-
large, 1976-78; member, allocations committee, 1975; chair, allocations committee, 1973-74;
member, allocations committee,
1972-73. Community: former
vice-president and director, Big
Brothers of B.C.; minor soccer
coach. Occupation: lawyer.
Mary Newbury
Mary V.M. Newbury, BA'71,
LLB'74, (LLM, Harvard).
Alumni activities: member of the
association. Community: director
and secretary, Cerebral Palsy
Association of B.C.; member,
Canadian Bar Association. Occupation: barrister and solicitor.
Candidate's statement: The
university is currently undergoing internal and external challenges no less important than
those undergone in the 1960s. I
believe that alumni can assist
and should assist, faculty, students and senate in meeting
those challenges.
John Schuss
John F. Schuss, BASc'66.
Alumni Activities: member-at-
large, 1976-78; member, Reun
ion Days committee 1976;
member, branches committee,
1977-78; chair, special programs
committee, 1978. Campus Activities: Engineering Undergraduate Society; Brock management committee; AMS;
Aqua Soc. Community Activities:
vice-chair, American Society for
Metals; president, Sigma Phi
Delta Alumni; member,
A.I.M.E., A.F.S., Canadian
Welding Society; associate
member, C.S.M.E./E.I.C. Occupation: consulting professional
Oscar Sziklai
Oscar Sziklai, (BSF, Sopron,
Hungary), MF'61, PhD'64.
Alumni Activities: executive officer, 1976-78; member-at-
large, 1974-78, chair, Speakers
Bureau, 1975-76; co-author,
Foresters in Exile, the story ofthe
Sopron Forestry School
graduates. Community: director,
Canadian Institute of Forestry,
Vancouver section, 1972-73,
chair, 1971-72, vice-chair and
membership chair, 1969-70,
program chair, 1968-69; director, 1970-76; vice-president,
1976-78 Junior Forest Wardens
of Canada; B.C. registered forester; member: Canadian Tree
Improvement Association; Genetic Society of Canada; Canadian Institute of Forestry; Western Forest Genetics Association;
International Union of Forest
Resource Organization; Men's
Canadian Club. Occupation: professor of forest genetics, UBC.
Robert Tulk
Eobert E. Tulk, BCom'60.
Alumni Activities: chair, commerce   homecoming,    1970.
Campus: freshman class president, 1955-56; Bird Calls advertising manager for three years;
member, several council committees; Phi Gamma Delta
fraternity. Community: coach,
minor hockey; umpire, Little
League baseball; teacher, evening extension dept., CA. program, eight years. Occupation:
chartered accountant.
Barbara Vitols
Barbara Mitchell Vitols,
BA'61. Alumni Activities: Officer, 1977-78; member, Speakers Bureau committee, 1976-78;
member, Young Alumni Club
executive, 1977-78; Constitution Revisions committee,
1977-78; Program Director,
UBC Alumni Association,
1966-72. Occupation: mother.
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Nancy Woo
Nancy E. Woo, BA'69, (MSc,
American University). Alumni
Activities: member, awards &
scholarships committee, 1975-
77; student affairs committee,
1976-78; communications
committee, 1978. Campus:
Alpha Gamma Delta; Panhellenic; Chinese Varsity Club;
women's field hockey, junior
Varsity; Phrateres. Community: Kerrisdale Presbyterian
Church, finance and maintenance committee; Public Relations Society of B.C., education
and training committee; Canadians for Health Research, PR
committee. Occupation: business (Q Foods Ltd.) public relations. Officers,
The following officers for
1978-79 were elected
by acclamation.
Paul Hazell
Paul L. Hazell, BCom'60.
Alumni Activities: vice-president
treasurer, 1974-77; chair,
Alumni Fund, 1973-74; University Resources Council, 1973-
74; President's aquatic facility
fund-raising advisory committee; UBC Commerce/Engineering Fund. Campus: honorary activities award winner, 1960;
vice-president, N.F.C.U.S.,
1959-60; Lambda Chi Alpha;
president, Society for Advancement of Management,
1959-60. Community: part-time
lecturer, Douglas College,
1974-76; education committee,
Certified General Accountants
of B.C.; taxation committee,
XB.C.-Yukon Chamber of Mines.
Occupation: certified general accountant; member, Trust Companies Institute; manager of information systems, Yorkshire
George Plant
Vice- President
George E. Plant, BASc'50.
Alumni Activities: treasurer,
1977-78; member-at-large,
1976-78; co-chair, Reunion
Days committee, 1975; chair,
Port Alberni alumni branch,
1972-73. Campus:  president,
mechanical engineers; treasurer,
graduating class, 1950; Delta
Upsilon fraternity. Community:
director, Vancouver Rotary
Club; immediate past-president,
Vancouver branch, Canadian
Red Cross; Assoc, of Professional Engineers of B.C. Occupation: director, organizational
studies, MacMillan Bloedel Ltd.
Robert Smith
Robert J. Smith, BCom'68,
MBA71. Alumni Activities:
branches committee, 1973-75;
commerce alumni, 1976-77.
Campus: vice-president, commerce undergraduate society,
1967-68. Community: alternate
director, Health Labor Relations Assoc, of B.C.; member,
B.C.H.A.; Hospital Administrators Council; lecturer, J.C.C.
business diploma program. Occupation: executive director,
The Arthritis Society, (B.C. division) .
Candidate's statement: I am
pleased to have the opportunity
to take an active role in the fiscal
management of the alumni association. At a time when
economic pressure tends to encourage restraint, it is my belief
that as alumni, it is important to
continue to ensure the access of
our community to higher education. The accessibility to UBC
along with the maintenance of
academic quality is our responsibility.
I look forward to representing
your views to alumni representatives in senate and the board of
governors. I intend to monitor
the expenditure of association
funds and to influence policies
governing the administration of
your voluntary contributions to
Joan Able tt
Joan Godsell Ablett, BA'66,
Teacher's diploma, 70. Campus
Activities: The Ubyssey. Community Activities: vice-president,
Vancouver bilingual pre-school,
1976-77; Speakers Bureau,
Habitat. Alumni Activities:
member-at-large, 1977-79; Occupation: mother.
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Grant Burnyeat
Grant D. Burnyeat, LLB'73.
Alumni Activities: AMS representative on board of
management, 1971-72,
aquatic centre planning, fund-
raising and management committee. Campus Activities: AMS
president, 1971-72; law student
association external vice-
president, 1971; Delta Kappa
Epsilon; bookstore; S.U.B.
management committee; AMS
finance committee. Community
Activities: Board of Trade;
member, board of variance, City
of Vancouver; director, Vancouver Safety Council; Men's
Canadian Club. Occupation:
after 12 noon
April 17,197S
will not be "
Tom McCusker
Thomas McCusker, BA'47,
(DDS, Toronto). Alumni Activities: advisory council, Big
Block Club, 1974-78. Community: president, Medical Services
Assoc, 1975, director, Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism
Society, 1969-78; member, B.C.
Medical Foundation, 1973-78.
Occupation: dentist.
Mike Hunter
Michael W. Hunter, BA'63,
LLB'67. Alumni Activities:
member-at-large, 1975-79; past
chair, Ottawa alumni branch;
member, Chronicle editorial
committee. Campus: Sherwood
Lett scholar, 1966; member,
Ubyssey editorial board, 1960-
65; editor, Ubyssey, 1963-64; |.
committee member, Student
Union Building and Back Mac
campaigns. Occupation: lawyer.
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retary, Law Students Associa-
6   Chronicle,ISpring, 1978 yfetiing Bestryctions
Who may vote
All ordinary members ofthe UBC
Alumni Association are entitled to vote
n this election. (Ordinary members are
\ graduates of UBC including graduates
who attended Victoria College.)
There are 10 vacancies for the position
of member-at-large, 1978-80 and there
ve 13 candidates for these positions,
rested below on the ballot. You may vote
for a maximum of 10 candidates.
There is a ballot and a spouse ballot
; provided on this page. The spouse
ballot is provided for use in those
cases of a joint Chronicle mailing to
husband and wife. (Check your address
label to see if this applies to you.)
Identity Certificate
The seven digit identity number on the
mailing label of your magazine (this is a
three digit number for faculty alumni)
and your signature must accompany
the ballot. You may use the Identity
Certificate form provided below and
detach it from the ballot if you wish.
To Return Ballot
Place the completed ballot and
Identity Certificate in your envelope
with your stamp and mail it to The
Returning Officer at the address
OR if you want to ensure the
confidentiality of your ballot, detach
it from the signed and completed
Identity Certificate and seal it in a
blank envelope. Then place the
sealed envelope with the Identity
Certificate in a second envelope,
with your stamp, for mailing.
The mailing number and signature
will be verified and separated from
the sealed envelope containing your
ballot before counting.
NOTE: Failure to include your
correct mailing label number and
signature (the Identity Certificate)
will invalidate your ballot.
Mail to: Aiumni Returning Officer
P.O. Box48119
Postal Station G
Vancouver, B.C. V6R 4G5
Ballots received after 12 noon,
Monday, April 17, 1978, will not be
University of British
Aiumni Association
Spouse Ballot/1978
Members-at-Sarge, 1978-80 (Place an "X"
in the square opposite the candidates of
your choice. You may vote for a maximum
of 10.;
Douglas J. Aldridge □
Herb H.S. Dhaliwal □
J. David Edgar □
Wayne F. Guinn □
Harold N. Halvorsen □
Jack D. Hetherington □
Brenton D. Kenny ..□
Mary V. Newbury □
John F. Schuss □
Oscar Sziklai □
Robert E. Tulk... D
Barbara M. Vitols □
Nancy E. Woo □
The information below, must be completed
and accompany the ballot or the ballot will
be rejected.
NAME (print)	
(7 digit no. from mailing label)
(faculty alumni will have 3 digit no.)
i certify that I am a graduate of the University of British Columbia
(sign here)
Uniwersity of British
Alumni Association
Members-at-large, 1978-80 (Place an "X"
in the square opposite the candidates of
your choice. You may vote for a maximum
of 10.;
Douglas J. Aldridge □
Herb H.S. Dhaliwal □
J. David Edgar □
Wayne F. Guinn □
Harold N. Halvorsen	
Jack D. Hetherington □
Brenton D. Kenny □
Mary N. Newbury .□
John F. Schuss ....D
Oscar Sziklai !. □
Robert E. Tulk □
Barbara M. Vitols.... □
Nancy E. Woo □
Identity Certificate
The information below must be completed
and accompany the ballot or the ballot will
be rejected.
NAME (print)	
(7 digit no. from mailing labei)
(faculty alumni will have 3 digit no.)
I certify that I am a graduate of the University of British Columbia
(sign here) tion. Community: past president,
Junior League; past chair, various United Way committees;
family court committee. Occupation: lawyer; research director,
Law Foundation; acting director, continuing legal education,
1974-75; publications editor,
Speakers Bureau, 1977-78; Walter Gage Student Aid Fund,
1977-78. Occupation: senior instructor, department of fine
arts, UBC.
Rick Murray
R.H. (Rick) Murray, BASc'76.
Campus Activities: coordinator
of activities, AMS, 1971;
member, UBC board of governors, 1975-76. Occupation: Assistant to the research engineer,
City of Vancouver.
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Roland Pierrot
E. Roland Pierrot, BCom'63
LLB'64, (A.R.C.T., Toronto)
Alumni Activities: chair, UBC
Alumni      Fund,      1975-78
member-at-large, board of man
agement, 1977-79; Community.
national chair, comparative law
section, Canadian Bar Association, 1973-76; director, Gambier
Island Community Association,
1977-78; assistant cubmaster,
89th Vancouver pack (current);
Occupation: lawyer.
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David Smith
David Charles Smith,
BCom'73. Alumni Activities:
president, Young Alumni Club,
1976. Campus: president, Aqua
Society (Scuba Club), 1971.
Community: volunteer, Children's Aid Society; volunteer,
Richmond Crisis Centre. Occupation: Realtor.
Art Stevenson
W.A. (Art) Stevenson,
BASc'66. Alumni Activities:
chair, branches committee,
1977-78; executive officer,
1976-77; chair, Reunions '66
Engineering; member, student
affairs committee, 1975-76;
member, special programs
committee, 1975-76. Campus:
active in Engineering Undergraduate Society, 1961-65; president, E.U.S. 1966; member,
AMS finance committee, 1965.
Occupation: general manager,
Sauder Prefinished Panels; several years in Ottawa and
Montreal with Dupont and CIP.
Doreen Walker
Doreen Ryan Walker, BA'42,
MA'69. Alumni Activities:
member, awards and scholarships   committee,    1975-77;
Other Representalives
to the'.B©M-of
These representatives may be elected or
appointed in the following categories:
The honorary president (the president of
the university); the immediate past
president of the association; two of the
convocation members of the university
senate (served in rotation by the 11
members); two representatives of the
faculty association; two representatives
of the Alma Mater Society; and a
representative from each active alumni
division. In addition, any other individuals
as the board may designate, for example
committee chairs who are not elected
members and special appointments.
Chronicle/Spring, 1978 1
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If you're an employer — whether of one
worker or a thousand — you're probably
affected by the new "Industrial Health and
Safety Regulations". It is your responsibility
to ensure that these regulations, as they
affect your business or industry, are
understood and complied with by       ^
both management and
Many of the regulations have been
significantly changed from previous
years, so it is vital that you obtain and
read the new regulations as soon as
possible. Remember, under Regulation
2.20, "Every employer shall keep a
copy of these regulations
readily available at
each place of employment for reference
by all employees.".
Copies of the new book
may be obtained at
Board Offices throughout
the province, or write Films
and Posters Department, W.C.B.
5255 Heather Street, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 3L8 s
Bronze Age Civilization
Allan Evans
The voyage from Athens had been leisurely and night had already fallen
when the island steamship entered
the harbor of Santorini, where it would tie
up until morning. It was early spring and
mid-week. Weekends, the cruise ships
from Athens would arrive and discharge
their cargoes of tourists who would make
their way, perched more or less improbably on donkey back, up the 500 steps that
led from the water's edge to Phira on the
cliff above.
Phira is a white-washed town, looking
more prosperous now than when I first
visited it, with a new museum and new
hotels, and here and there, an abandoned
cistern. The town used to depend on these
cisterns for fresh water until 1956, when
the volcano on which Santorini sits,
awoke. The result was cisterns developed
cracks and the Greek government stepped
in to replace them with a modern reservoir.
It was just before the 1956 eruption that
I first visited Santorini. Our little ship had
made a night voyage from Mykonos in the
centre of the Cyclades Islands, fighting a
howling gale all the way. But in the early
dawn the wind dropped and the harbor of
Santorini was like glass.
The island is crescent-shaped, with
several smaller islands between its horns,
one of them still an active volcano. "Santo
Ireni" the Venetians called this little archipelago when they occupied it after the
Fourth Crusade. The Greeks have revived
the classical name, Thera, and "Santorini" appears on no official map. But old
names die hard here and the people st   ■,
speak of Santorini. '^
In the mid'50s I was one of a sma," ,]
group of students, all of us more or le •' i'
poverty-stricken, who were exploring tl
Cyclades Islands, armed with Britis,^
Admiralty charts and Guides Bleus, whic,5a^
mentioned casually that Santorini was or'
ofthe candidates for the lost continent iy
Atlantis. We hired a boat and rowed oisj
from the quay to the crater, a little islanjsjaj
of cinders in the harbor called Nea Kper
meni. It was everything a volcano shou  ' q
be. Fumaroles smoked impressively arv ]
the pieces of paper that we poked at the j.iad
ignited in short order. We all joined arrr£on]
and did a Greek dance over one of ilfjni'
more impressive jets. So much for '.)^c
demonic forces beneath the earth's cri.5^  ,
Not a year later, Nea Kameni showed th£fal
it was not to be trifled with. I visited r'y\v.
crater again last year. Nea Kameni ^jorj
larger, and its topography unrecogni/nj;i,(
ble, but it is quiescent. Its 1956 effort h     , i
temporarily   exhausted   it   and   ng^
fumaroles smoke now. r; .
The eruption of 1956 was the most re„ ,,u
cent of a long series. Nea Kameni,   ipt ,,
"New Burnt Island" is the result of'.^ai.j
eruption in 1707. The "Old Burnt Islaiu-Ult ,
(Palaia Kameni) beside it resulted fr>>/ s ,|
eruptions in 197 B.C. and 46 A.D. Soi\„,_,.,,_
three and a half miles north-east of Sa* t2;i(
rini, there is still an underwater vole -%:r  ,,
cone that is the physical remains <.   ,;.',
eruption in 1650. But these were srii.   _,
affairs compared with the great paiir ., ,
toric eruption which blew the island ,:o , '
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1 oicces and left only the fragments that still
exist. That was an explosion comparable
6 io the one which blew up the south Pacific
?».slet of Krakatoa in 1883. Krakatoa's
. ;aldera is much smaller than Santorini's:
^s slightly more than 14 square miles com-
K pared with nearly 52. Yet some ofthe tidal
"waves raised by the Krakatoa eruption
'were as much as 90 feet high. A ship passing some 60 miles to the north of the
*r island measured an ash fall of 18 inches
^ per hour.
u Or, to take a better example: in 1814, a
111 volcanic island in modern Indonesia that
lC'had been considered extinct, exploded,
1 forming a caldera almost equal to Santo-
l;rini's. The eruption put so much ash into
'-'the atmosphere that it actually absorbed
L,!'th * sun's rays, and the mean world temp-
demure dropped one degree centigrade.
1 Th-- prehistoric explosion that blew San-
^torr.i apart was in this order of mag-
J"    J'he building of the Suez Canal in the
' 18M)s first brought attention to the Santo-
iLv phenomenon. Ferdinand de Lesseps'
1 'eri^ineers discovered that the tephra (the
'pu-nice and ash) which the volcano had
down made splendid cement, and
.' proceeded to mine the island for it.
they excavated, they found signs of
an habitation. People had lived here
built houses before Santorini blew
:nd their remains were buried under
rsphra deposits.
Frenchman named Ferdinand Andre
'que arrived just after another erup-
1 in 1866 and investigated. To the
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south ofthe island at a site called Akrotiri,
he found remains of a settlement which he
called a second Pompeii. He left to write a
book about Santorini, not realizing what
he had discovered.
A few years later, the pioneer German
archaeologist, Heinrich Schliemann, was
to discover ancient Troy, and the Bronze
Age civilization of Greece began to
emerge, which hitherto the modern world
had known only dimly through myth and
legend. Fouque was 20 years too early.
Four years after him, a couple of members
ofthe French School in Athens excavated
at one of the little islands of the Santorini
group called Therasia, and found pottery,
the remains of houses and even charred
wood. The artifacts were stored in the
French School, and once again, no one
understood their significance.
But work went on elsewhere. On Crete,
working from the beginning of this century an international group of scholars has
laid bare the remains of a Bronze Age
culture which seemed to revolve around a
number of sprawling palaces, the greatest
of which was at Knossos, famous already
from the Theseus legend. It was there that
Theseus slew the Minotaur, the monster
that was half-man, half-bull. This Minoan
civilization (so-called after the legendary
king of Knossos, Minos) ended abruptly.
About 1450 B.C., large areas of Crete
were temporarily abandoned, and the
palaces devastated, though Knossos itself
was an exception. There life went on, in
fact, it appeared. that within a half-
century, new inhabitants had arrived and
taken over.
On mainland Greece, a parallel civilization emerged, though with enough differences to mark it off as something separate.
It lasted until, in the years following 1200
B.C., it went down in a general wave of
upheaval and destruction that afflicted
the whole eastern Mediterranean area. A
few scholars recalled the Atlantis legend,
and noted that there were some
similarities between this lost Bronze Age
civilization — particularly the Minoan
civilization of Crete — and that of Atlantis.
We owe the perennial Atlantis legend to
the Athenian philosopher Plato, who said
that it came down from his ancestor, Solon, who lived six centuries before Christ.
Solon had visited Egypt and dropped in
on the priests at the city of Sai's, at that
time the seat ofthe pharaoh. The priests
told Solon about a lost civilization on a
great island called Atlantis that sank beneath the sea. A century or so later, a
priest of Sai's was to tell a Greek historian
who was travelling on a research project
that the Nile rose between two nonexistent mountains called Krophi and
Mophi somewhere near Aswan, all of
which may lead us to suspect that the
priests at Sai's kept an archive of fabulous
stories for the edification of curious
But skepticism has never stopped the
search for Atlantis, where ten kings once
ruled, meeting regularly to sacrifice a bul
lock, and then making their decrees a,
they sat among the ashes at night in blu >
robes. Atlantis was west of Gibraltar and i
Atlantis aficionados have put it everywhere from Heligoland to the Sargass i
But what of Crete, with its palaces mysteriously deserted about 1450 B.C.? It was ;
not west of Gibraltar, but legends have i
foot-loose quality and tend to move freely
around the map. Nearly 70 years ago, ai
anonymous letter in the London Times
drew the parallel between Crete and the
legendary Atlantis. When the author
found that his suggestion was taken seri- '
ously he revealed his identity and published a scholarly article on the subject.
And what was Santorini's role in all    (
this? Just before the Second World Wai,
the director of the Greek Archaeological
Service, Spyridon Marinatos, suggested
in a British archaeological journal that the
eruption of Santorini explained the end of
the Minoan civilization. The editors ofthe
journal were skeptical. At the end of the
article, they appended this warning note
"The Editors wish to point out that in   ^
their opinion, the main thesis of this article required additional support from ex-   *
cavation on selected sites."
The required excavation got under wa\
10 years ago, and last spring while I was in
Greece on sabbatical as a research fellow at
the American School of Classical Studies,
I returned to Santorini to see it. From j*
1967 to 1973, Spyridon Marinatos spent   s
seven seasons excavating at Akrotiri, near   ;n
where Fouque had dug briefly in the last. ,z
century. Two years before my visit, ai  s!
copy of Excavations at Thera VI along, ^
with a folder of color plates had arrived in   *-
the mail, with Marinatos' compliments' S(
enclosed. Just a month later, I learned   Vv
that he was dead. He had suffered a
freakish accident on the excavation site,   d
The report of his final season at Thera   w
came out posthumously. ,   k
From a technical viewpoint, the exca-   H
vations at Akrotiri had been extremeh
difficult. The Minoan town had been   lfc
buried completely by debris from the   'f
eruption, and whereas usually it is theMte
foundations   of   buildings   that   ar-rV°
chaeologists uncover, here it was the* '"
upper floors and only at a few points couidi jfl
the excavations reach the basement levels \ ^
The timbers which the Minoans had usedK (tv
to reinforce the walls had burned away,l I
and as the dig proceeded, they had to be  j '
replaced with concrete to prevent the  '
walls from collapsing. But underneath the. '£'
cover of tephra lies a complete town. Itj, J
may be significant that in his last season! j
Marinatos found an underground spring 'r
of drinkable water nearby. Santorini is, *
generally waterless. J '
The wall paintings that decorated tie   •
buildings were for the most part, reduced rf
to fragments, but they have been piecdf i
together and some of them are now or[ f
display in the National Museum in *'
Athens. They show swallows fllttlig through a stylized garden (there are no
now on Santorini), oryxes in rut,
boys who are (we are assured) cir-
holding strings of fish of a
that still swims in the Aegean Sea.
oryx is a species of antelope native to
bya, and its appearance here is one of
veral indications of cultural contacts
th North Africa.
In the final season, before Marinates
and the excavations halted, a fresco
as emerging of a procession of women
by what could be the deity whom
- specialists in early religion have called
The Mistress of the Wild Beasts". She
cappears later, in classical Greece,
langely transformed as the goddess Ar-
iiiis. Also in the last season there was
(imd the skeleton of a medium-sized pig,
lie first victim ofthe eruption discovered
)   s: ^krotiri. The human inhabitants had
t'vut'uated the place before the volcano
1 > for the date of the eruption, a car-
1 *> :ed tree, still upright, found in the
1 K!>t level of the Phira quarry, should
£- the clue we need. Since it. was up-
i. t, we may assume that it was alive
t n it was buried, and it is thus an excel-
J subject for Carbon-14 analysis.
(    '>on-14 is a dating technique that
* ks   by  measuring  the   decay  of
* jn-14 in organic material from the
d t, it dies. It shows that the tree proba-
c c Led between 3391 and 3477 years ago
r 3 *hat there is a 95 per cent chance that
_ '■ *:d between 3348 and 3520 years ago.
[j i     ever, these dates have to be calib
rated to take into account fluctuations of
Carbon-14 in the atmosphere over the
centuries. But no matter how conservative we are, the Carbon-14 probable date
for the eruption works out to before 1600
B.C. That does not fit the archaeological
data at all. The volcano should have
reawakened sometime about 1500 B.C.
and perhaps passed through several stages
before the final eruption which it would
be nice to date to 1450 B.C. Then it could
have been the cataclysm that blighted the
Minoan civilization on Crete.
If Carbon-14 refuses to give us the results we would like, at least the bottom of
the sea is doing better. The various eruptions in the Mediterranean have laid down
layers of pumice on the sea bed where they
can be measured by taking deep-sea cores.
Research done by the Swedes 30 years ago
and by the Lamont Geological Observatory vessel Verna in the late '50s showed
that tephra from the volcano was carried
in a south-westerly direction at the time of
the eruption. Central and eastern Crete
lay in its path; mainland Greece did not.
But the final answer was published only
this year. Deep-sea cores taken in 1975,
with tephra layers that without a shadow
of doubt belong to Santorini, show that in
eastern Crete, where the majority of the
Minoan sites found thus far are located,
up to five centimetres of tephra fell, and at
Rhodes and the adjacent coast of Turkey,
the fall was greater. That is enough to
cause crop failure, but not permanent
damage. A modern farmer on Iceland can
cope with up to 10 centimetres of tephra,
but he has greater experience dealing with
volcanic eruptions and more modern
farming techniques at his disposal. Crop
failure meant famine for the primitive agriculturalist; crop failures for several
years in succession meant starvation and
disease. There was, in fact, a legend that
something like this once actually happened among the descendants of the
pre-Greek population on Crete, who survived into the Classical Age. Perhaps this
is a clue to what happened to Atlantis.
But it must be only part ofthe answer,
for Atlantis is a lively legend and more
than one folk memory and mythical motif
went into its make-up. A papyrus from
Egypt tells us the story of another fabulous island like Atlantis, but with a different name, where 75 happy dragons lived,
74 of which were incinerated by a falling
star. The island and the remaining dragon
disappeared in due time beneath the sea.
When the priests of Sa'is in Egypt saw
Solon coming, they told him the story- of
Atlantis, I suspect, because they thought
it would captivate the imagination of their
token European visitor. As it turned out,
they made a very shrewd assessment. The
European imagination has dotted the Atlantic with many legendary islands over
the centuries, but no legend has been
more enduring than that of the magic island of Atlantis that sank beneath the sea.D
Allan Evans, UBC professor of classics,
chairs the board ofthe Gennadeion library at
the American School of Classical Studies in
13 Viveca Ohm
The cafeteria had grimy overtones of
Dickens' Oliver Twist. An insidious
brown rot known as "shingle stain"
infested the buildings, particularly when
it rained. President Frank Wesbrook's
own description of UBC in 1918 is hardly
more flattering:
"The students have no recreation or
playgrounds, no gymnasium facilities-
... no common room or study room, no
adequate locker space, and the present
sanitary arrangements render the university culpable from the public health
Wesbrook's offer of $2,000' of his own
salary to university expenses did little to
improve things; many classes were still
taught in tents, and the budget was
meager enough to cause several staff resignations. And the province's first university, just hatched from its annex-of-
McGiil stage, was ignominiously
squeezed in between King Edward High
School and Vancouver General Hospital,
borrowing space from both.
Still, Fairview was a great place to be.
Maybe a 50-year distance will cast a rosy
glow over anything, but alumni of UBC's
first decade, 1915-1925, maintain the
"Fairview Shacks" had something the
hard-won Point Grey campus does not —
involvement, a sense of community, and a
closeness between students and professors.
"Everybody went to everything," remembers Blythe Eagles, BA'22, DSc'68,
dean emeritus of agriculture. "If you
weren't at a football game, they wanted to
know why. If you weren't at the Players'
Club, they wanted to know why."
"There were about 1200 students in all
in my last year, and I knew nearly everybody in all three faculties," W. Orson
14 Ckronicle/Spring, 1978
Banfield, BASc'22, MASc'25, recalls. A
former , Vancouver city councillor,
Banfield remembers professor Garnet
Sedgewick playing poker with the students. "We worked together and played
together, students and faculty."
It's this piece of history that a group of
pre-Point Grey veterans are determined to
keep alive. Since the 50th anniversary of
the Great Trek in 1972, the approximately
20 alumni comprising the Fairview
Committee have been planning ways to let
the world know "There was a Fairview!"
They have secured the treed half-acre
known as Fairview Grove on the Main
Mall between the engineering complex
and the institute of animal resource ecology. Blythe Eagles who chairs the committee says this spot has never been built on
and he is hopeful it never will be. "It's a
holy of holies," he explains, protected
from bulldozers by the motion of another
Fairview alumnus, president emeritus
Walter Gage, and it will take, if not a papal
bull, at least a board of governors motion
to change that.
As well as providing a breathing space
from what Eagles sees as a "concrete jungle," the Fairview Grove is the site for
mementoes of the old days. Already the
Klinck Stone marks the spot where
Leonard S. Klinck, UBC's second president but then dean of agriculture, had his
office, a small shack from which he supervised the clearing ofthe future campus.
A man of strong convictions, Klinck
had always maintained he didn't want any
buildings or by-ways named after him,
but the committee thought he might not
object to a simple stone. And, according
to Eagles, it was after the search for the
right boulder had begun (ending with one
excavated from the site of the Gage To
wers) that a will was discovered in which
Klinck conceded that if indeed his name
had to be put on anything, it should be
just that, a stone.j
Their latest project, recently, completed with the aid of the Gladys
Schwesinger Fund,* is a cedar display
board with pictures of the early days
photo-engraved in steel. Unlike the
Klinck Stone which is largely hidden by
trees, the marker is placed in full view,
facing the Main Mall. It is "vandalproof,
weatherproof, and something students of
the future will look at and appreciate."
Eagles sees the most important contribution of the Fairview committee as stirring
an interest in the university's heritage.
Fairview had only three faculties: arts,
applied science, and agriculture. While it
was still administered as a daughter in- V
stitution, or western wing, of McGill,
women were welcome — only in arts. ^ *
When the University of B.C. came into its
own in 1915, it was explicitly provided Ij"
that women were eligible for the board of '1lT
governors, and consequently also for any ij ^
course of study. The total registration in • pi
1915 was 379 students, but while the
numbers were steadily growing, there was
no risk of becoming just a statistic. When
Beatrice Johnson Wood (widow of Frederic Wood) left applied science in '2:,
"there were only three of us graduating in
* Gladys Schwesinger, BA'16, (MA,
Radcliffe), (PhD, Columbia), who died m
1964, was a psychologist with a keen interest
in UBC and Vancouver history. In addition
to a bequest to the Vancouver archives, she
left half of her estate to the university to\ '
encourage and develop the psychology del |j
partment and 10 per cent to the alumni cs-\ i
sociation to further its work. * «
n nursing.'
"We were much more formal in those
days," Mrs. Wood recalls. "We had
chaperones every where... and all the
senior students wore gowns, so did the
After marrying Professor Wood who
had directed her in the 1923 graduating
play, Bea Wood herself chaperoned the
cast when the play went on tour after
exams. The I.O.D.E. and similar organizations would sponsor the UBC Players'
Club's annual attempt to bring culture to
the wilds of the Interior and Vancouver
The Players' Club was only one of a
swarm of campus organizations, and one
j of the most popular. In sports there was
, hockey, rugby, football and basketball.
j There was the French Circle, the musical
J society, wireless society, literary and de-
1 biting societies. The popularity of debat-
-ig burgeoned into inter-college, inter-
■ ./ear, inter-city battles of wits on such to-
nif s. as "The monarchical form of gov-
^mnent is more beneficial to China than
'i? republic," "Movies ofthe present day
> c harmful," "Government control is a
-ler method of dealing with the liquor
. fie than prohibition." Most clubs were
• 'v - diated by sex, with the women having
if own literary and debating society as
i' as basketball and grass hockey teams.
sn 1915 the Alma Mater Society was
_    i lied, with the future chancellor Sher-
<■   -d Lett the first president by acclama-
'   ■ i, although he left for the military a few
' ~ks later. Mrs. Sherwood Lett, then
<■ *lyn Story, a rising star in the ladies'
rary set, was the first woman to run for
^S president. She says she did not feel
bad about being defeated because the following year (1917-18) did see a woman,
Norah Elizabeth Coy, BA'18, elected.
There was a glee club and the beginnings of an orchestra. The Annual (later
Totem) of 1916 reports that "at present
(there are) only seven or eight members
but it is hoped they will form the nucleus
of a good symphony." The, Ubyssey was
launched in 1917 as a weekly.
There were "the dansants," skating
parties, farewell parties for the "artillery
men." For the Great War had come, dealing a heavy blow to social life and athletics
on the campus, and leaving the women to
support the war effort by involving themselves in the Red Cross. Evelyn Lett,
BA'17,MA'26,LLD'58, remembers, "By
the time I graduated, there were almost no
men left.
"Everything was muted by the war
hanging over us... (even the excitement of
McGill University College of B.C. merging to become UBC in 1915)...the men
were being picked off, students and professors and some never came back."
But those that did come back in great
numbers in 1918-19 set a new tone, a little
more serious, more mature. After all, they
had been out in the world — although
Orson Banfield recalls having a difficult
time settling down to studies, and like
many returning men, missing "the excitement of the carefree life."
Nor was there enough newfound
maturity to prevent freshmen initiations
taking such time-honored forms as wheeling the novices around in perambulators,
bottles in mouth, or making them lie prostrate and swear never to walk ahead of
seniors. And the old arts/science rivalry
From Fairview to bushland Point Grey.
The Great Trek helped speed the move to the
permanent campus. The 1200 Trekkers
filled the skeleton ofthe chemistry building
(above).... Our early agriculturalists were
well dressed for their field work at Point
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Hsrts may have been UBC's home at
Fairview- and some tents.
(above) belonging to the 196th Western
Universities Battalion was setup in 1916
near the Fairview site.... Inside the
"shacks", the classrooms were filled, like this
chemistry lab.
16   Chronicle/Spring, 1978
flared regularly; Banfield was among the
sciencemen lying in wait for the first-year
arts class coming to the science building
for a physics lecture, and pelting them
with bags of flour and "more than ripe"
vegetables. "It cost us each $5 to repair
the damage."
Campus activities blossomed after the
war. Lester McLennan, BA'22, notes in
his memoirs that "while students on the
Fairview campus were handicapped by
space, inexperienced faculty, under-
financing, restricted curriculum, etc.
their liberal education was enhanced by a
rich exchange of ideas."
Unlike Blythe Eagles who recalls
chemistry classes in a tent with gas jets
providing the heat, McLennan could listen to his lectures in the chemistry auditorium while watching tennis matches
on the adjacent Laurel tennis courts. He
also tells of dances with programs listing
the dances and tunes to be played. The
refreshments were usually chicken
sandwiches, which on a Friday, "posed a
problem for the Catholics who would hold
off till midnight and run the risk of going
All this time the overwhelming concern
had been the need for a permanent campus. But the financial situation remained
bleak. Up to 1920-21 there had been no
tuition fees, but that year the hard-
pressed university began to charge $40
per student (returning veterans were
exempt). Though within five years the fee
had risen to $100, there was little of the
furor such an increase would cause now.
According to Ab Richards, the "long-
awaited move to Point Grey took up all
our attention."
Richards (class of '23) was AMS president at the time ofthe Great Trek in 1922,
which marks the culmination of the Fair-
view years. A war veteran, he was one of
the leaders of the massive student cam-f>',
paign, petitioning, canvassing, organiz- »
ing meetings and appealing to businesses'''
and service clubs all over the Lower Main-f '
land, finally going to Victoria with 60,000j
signatures rolled up in blue ribbons.',
"Build the university!" was the slogan on'/]
banners and floats the day of the parade.!,;
"The faculty were with us all the way, the[f
city supported us, stores had placards say-;
ing 'Build the University,' " saykj
Richards. B.C. Electric supplied extra;i
streetcars, and from the end ofthe line atus
10th and Sasamat, the 1200 students*/1
marched through the woods singingf/C
"We're through with tents and hovels if,4
we're done with shingle stain...." ['i
After occupying the unfinished science?'I
building, the pilgrimage ended at ther f
cairn f«
student threw a stone. In his address asj?f<
AMS president, Richards — who ha4 g(
worked summers clearing land at the' '"x
Point Grey site for 60 cents an hour --' i
declares, "We, the students, are building, j
the first unit in the permanent plans of ours pi
university." ipc
The cairn ceremonies commemorating lathis event disappeared in the activisi 4-,
1960s, but one ofthe first things the Fair <
view committee agreed on, 50 years aftei |H
the Trek, was to "get that ivy off the cairn \ <
and make it look like a cairn again."      fa
But the university was built, and ''
perhaps Evelyn Story Lett best sums jf I
the transition between old and new. Ii '
1926, she took her masters' degree at thi ;
Point Grey campus, and "my feeling wff ?
that the students who had been dying xl !
get out there, and had worked hard for it j
were complaining they were lonely."C
Viveca Ohm, BA'69, is a Vancouver wriU
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There is no question about it," notes
Robert Silverman with a cheery
smile. "I owe my career, both national and international, to the fact that
"m a Canadian living and working in
Canada. I know these opportunities might
not have existed if I were an American."
He adds: "I'm not the greatest, but I can
hold my own with some ofthe established
> Russian and American pianists."
He need not be modest. At 39, the Vancouver pianist is acclaimed and sought
after on both sides ofthe Atlantic. To pick
-' even the highlights from his curriculum
vitae would require a column of type. Sil-
f verman, whose favorite composers are
, Bach and Mozart (both of whom he seldom performs), has a concert repertoire
• that includes most ofthe major piano con-
jcertos, as well as those written especially
: for him by the Canadian composers Jac-
"ques Hetu and Michael Baker. He has
; toured, often with repeat invitations, with
"numerous Canadian and American orchestras, including the National Arts
"Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops,
;the Milwaukee Symphony and six occasions in as many seasons with the Toronto
.Symphony. Add to this his four records
on the American Orion label, for which he
.writes his own liner notes (Stereo Review
.recently included him in a list of 24 ofthe
.world's finest younger pianists currently
making recordings), awards and prizes
from virtually every important Canadian
icompetition, including the $5,000 Grand
Prize in the 1967 Concours Jeunesses
Musicales and a score of international
awards including the 1977 Grand Prix du
Disque  from  the  Liszt  Society  of
Budapest.  He has given' recitals in
hurope, Asia and South America, and in
January, 1978, he made a major tour of 10
Kussian cities, giving solo recitals.
Silverman has one other distinction:
s: -.ce 1973 he has been a full-time faculty
number in UBC's department of music.
l - * is now an associate professor, teaching
I a no as well as a music appreciation
c jrse to 200 students, a course many
§' u mm will remember as taught by Harry
i !--*skin. In addition to maintaining a full
f. '.ching load, he also performs and gives
: iio talks and lectures on the CBC. With
& ong, thoughtful face, curly hair and
«: ";hy smile (looks that have been com-
- ved to movie star Gene Wilder), he
Geoff Hancock
could easily host television programs as
Robert Silverman's good fortunes can
partially be explained by the major shifts
in Canada's current cultural revolution.
Certainly, the Canadian Radio and Television Commission's regulations curbing
the use of foreign recordings and the subsequent encouragement of homegrown
artists have played a major part in the
emergence ofthe Canadian musician. But
CRTC and Canadian content regulations
aside, the universities are playing an
equally important role as well. Silverman
is a new type of music professor, encouraged by the university to take an active
role as a musician, not just as a teacher. In
a break between his full touring schedule
and preparing for classes, we talked about
the changes taking place in the university's attitude towards music and musicians.
"The Canadian university had two different types of educational systems to
choose from in teaching music — the
European or the American. In the European tradition, performers do not belong
at a university. Music is seen, but not
heard. Lately, Canadian universities have
been adopting the American 'umbrella'
concept which includes the entire range of
music, both performance and theory,
with which I agree wholeheartedly."
Silverman, who emerged from the
American system, with graduate work at
the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, a year teaching at the University of Southern California at Santa
Barbara, and three years at the University
of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, said UBC
now favors the American style. "The
focus now is on all aspects of musical
training and education, from educating
music teachers to training and developing
professional musicians," he said.
As a result, the department of music
has ever stiffening entrance requirements, particularly for those students
wishing to enrol in a performance program. The program, which offers the
bachelor of music in performance, the
master of music, and doctor of music arts,
is designed to train students for professional careers both as performers and as
. " UBC wants performers to feel at home
here," Silverman said. "I have always felt
at home here." He added the 16-year old
department of music (which now has 27
full-time faculty members and 40 sessional faculty) now considers creativity
and performance as important for tenure
and promotion as research.
As for higher musical education of performing musicians, from the graduate
level to the doctor of music arts, Silverman has conflicting opinions. At one level
a musician need not bother with a higher
"Does Rubinstein, Ashkenazy, or
Arrau have one? Of course not!" Silverman said. He emphasizes his next point
carefully: "Excellence in performance
does not come from doctoral studies. I
play as well as I do, not because of my
doctorate, but because I work hard at the
But Silverman, who is one of the few
Eastman graduates with both an artist
diploma and the doctor of music arts, says
that an advanced degree can serve a useful
and double-barrelled purpose. A solid
multi-faceted musical background is obviously an essential component of any
musician's training, and gives a performer
the broad base of musical education to
enable him or her to function effectively
within a university setting.
Here the real change in the role of the
department of music in training professional musicians is obvious: the simple
fact that Robert Silverman, an award-
winning concert pianist, has been hired as
teacher, a position he clearly enjoys.
"Teaching is an integral part of my life. I
could make it full-time as a concert
pianist. Given a few more breaks, of
course. But I don't want to. I'm certain
I'm a better teacher because I'm a seasoned performer. So many times I find
myself giving advice that only I could
know because I've been there myself," he
As any teacher knows, teaching and
learning are reciprocal experiences. "Every time I teach a talented student, I learn
something myself," Silverman said. "One
of my finest students remarked to me,
'When I first heard you, I was impressed
by your sound, and the grandness of your
conceptions. Now I hear you working to
improve aspects I didn't hear before.'
"I have many gifted students that I'm
very proud of," he said, and there is no
mistaking the pride in his voice. But
there's an undertone in that proud refrain.
19 Silverman said much remains to be done.
A performing musician perfects his or her
training in the department of music, but
much depends upon a good system of
teaching at an earlier level. Obviously a
student cannot embark upon a professional career as an orchestral musician if
serious training begins at the post-
secondary school level. Or as Silverman
puts it, "there needs to be a highly developed feeder system." He said the public schools and the community music
schools need support so as to be able to
expand both the quality and quantity of
instrumental teaching for younger students. The finest talents can then be funnelled into the university performance
programs. Though music students in
B.C. are very lucky in having excellent
piano teachers at the elementary and intermediate levels, the number of qualified
teachers in other orchestral instruments,
particularly strings, is limited, Silverman
"The quality of our most talented piano
and voice students at the best of times
compares favorably with that at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York,"
Silverman said. "But across Canada there
is a scarcity of talented students in other
instruments. We've just hired a phenomenal trumpet teacher, Martin Berin-
baum. But we don't have a full-time cello
teacher. It is also hard to convince the
oboe and clarinet musicians from the
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra to come
to the university to teach."
To put it simply, Silverman said UBC
needs more full-time performing faculty,
instead of relying on the part-time efforts
and commitments of members ofthe Vancouver Symphony or Chamber Orchestras. It is also no secret, he added, that
certain academics, both in and out ofthe
department ha\e struck notes of discord
in their relationships with members ofthe
VSO and the Vancouver Chamber Orchestra. They don't fully understand
some'of the professional musicians' problems, their lives, how they function,
where their commitments are. Conversely, there are pockets of dissonance within
these two orchestras that are equally out
of harmony with some aspects of the
music faculty. "It would be far superior to
have our own full-time performer
teachers on all instruments instead of relying on part-time teaching efforts by musicians whose basic interests lie elsewhere,"
Silverman said.
In addition, if UBC is to expand its
performance program, the university still
has room for improvement. Silverman
notes UBC does not yet have a full-time
chamber group.
"Simon Fraser University, which
doesn't even have a music department,
has the Purcell String Quartet. The University of Western Ontario has Quartet
Canada, and the University of Toronto
provides a base for the Orford Quartet,"
Silverman said. "We don't yet have
20  Chronicle/Spring, 1978
enough full-time faculty members to
make up such a group, and we haven't yet
tried to bring in a group wholesale."
He is quick to add that in his opinion
there is a considerable difference between
a full-time professional quartet and faculty members who occasionally get together to perform. "I'm talking about excellence," he said.
"Recently the Canada Council ran a
study on whether Canada is adequately
training our orchestral musicians. Some
people felt that evidence was being collected to build a Canadian National Conservatory of Music, most likely in Ottawa.
The council denies this," Silverman said.
The department of music, however,
was concerned enough to state that such a
centralized conservatory would gain its
strength only at tue expense of weakening
the cultural resources of other parts ofthe
country. The department of music at
UBC would not support such a national
conservatory concept.
But the point is well taken. Where are
young performers to be trained in Canada? Silverman explained that young
musicians do not have this problem in the
United States. Even with token government support for the arts, a large number
of excellent musicians have been produced without a national music education
institution. Orchestral musicians are
trained in a strong public school system in
conjunction with university-based professional music schools. Silverman said the
department of music's response to the
Canada Council's study urged more local
support at the pre-university level to develop qualified orchestral players. This
recommendation was highly praised by
the Canadian Association of University
Schools of Music. Quite simply, Silverman said, another post-secondary institute for training musicians was not required. He added that in the United
States, the number of music graduates
from the small, high-calibre private conservatories, such as Juilliard, Peabody
and Curtis, are actually miniscule when
compared to the number of fine graduates
with musical training from the universities.
Today there is much more encouragement for the young Canadian performer-
the CRTC regulations, programs of the
Canada Council and provincial organizations, CBC radio and television. But a
talented student needs a germinating
period. For musical excellence a piano
student need go no further than the twin
concert grands in Silverman's office.
Silverman is a perfectionist in his art
and craft. The critics, those barometers of
performance, have been kind as well, describing his work in superlatives. "A mature pianist...exceptional technique,"
writes the Chicago Sun-Times. "Thoughtful... sensitive," says the London Telegraph. "Quite phenomenal playing," says
Records and Recording, and Washington
Post critic Alan Kriegman said, "In matters of ultimate concern his playing al
ready dwells on the deepest of levels."
Robert Silverman is equally at. home 11
UBC and on the concert stages of th >
world. On stage he is a frisky performei.
He is comfortable in either the tradition ■<. j
white tie, or a more flamboyant green velvet suit. But whatever he wears, he dominates the keyboard, fierce and tender b /
turns. In action he's strong fingered and
imposing. When he plays Franz Liszt's
"Transcendental Etudes" (available o i
record) one can feel his healthy intellectual and emotional energy at work.
Ironically, Robert Silverman, concer
pianist, teacher, professor, began hi,
career wanting to become an electrical en ■
gineer. A hi-fi and stereo nut, he did in
fact study engineering for three years a;
McGill University in his hometown of
Montreal. Failing that, he took a BA in
humanities at Sir George Williams. But all
the time he still practised piano, continuing musical studies that began when he
was four years old. He gave his first recital
when he was five; at age 14 he played with
the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.
When he graduated from university he
faced the eternal student question: what
now? He thought he might make some
money giving piano lessons. After all, so
did Beethoven. Then, at age 22, he began
getting more serious about music. He
started giving recitals. Then winning contests. From there it was a quick step to a
Canada Council grant to study music in
Vienna for two years. He returned to
North America for graduate work at
Eastman College. He won the prestigious
$5,000 Concours Jeunesses Musicales
grand prize in 1967 in Quebec City, a
major victory that Silverman said rendered him obscure. No contracts, no
tours, no bright musical career streaking
like a comet across the Hollywood
heavens. Nothing happened for 10 years.
The immediate reaction in one Montreal
newspaper the day following the victory
was a snarky, "I hear someone named
Silverman won a piano contest in Quebec.
I wonder how much he paid the judges."
"In those days in Canada you weren't
considered a good pianist unless you performed in Russia," Silverman said. "In
fact, any foreign country would do. A
reputation could be made in a banana republic."
All that has changed now. Robert Silverman is an active part of the change
within the university to deliver better
musical goods. He sums it up simply:
"If you want to learn to play piano well,
you have to practise long and hard. Don't
neglect music history and theory. But
don't forget that all the lessons in the
world aren't going to make you into a
better pianist. There is no substitute for
Robert Silverman, looking ahead to
further accomplishments needs no second
thoughts about that.
Geoff Hancock, BFA'73, MFA'75, is
editor of Canadian Fiction Magazine. tLJ*i *PkA* w*
If actions speak louder than words, UBC
graduates have a lot to say in support of
their university.
In some cases those actions are time and
energy volunteered in a multitude of
fields — university governance, athletics
or alumni work. In many cases actions
translate into the dollars that are contributed to the UBC Alumni Fund.
This year the fund was able to provide
more than $200,000 over and above its
commitment for scholarships and bursaries that amounts to more than
$100,000. "I think it has been a very successful year," says Roland Pierrot, who is
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Husband Bob understands the demands
made of a full-time student. In order to
free Kathryn to devote herself to her
schooling, he moonlights 20-30 hours a
week as a janitor in addition to his sales
job during the day. As a result, Kathryn
was turned down for a government loan
this year. Feeling it was not fair for her
husband's diligence to be rewarded this
way, and the financial need still pressing,
she launched an appeal last summer; it is
still under consideration. Until it is
settled, how is she to manage?
Fortunately, the awards office was
more flexible. The $500 aiumni bursary
helps pay for tuition and books. "At
UBC, there's a heavy emphasis on
reading lists. I spent $150 on books
(history, literature, fine arts,
anthropology) and read them all."
Expecting to transfer into a fine arts
program next year, Kathy considers
herself an artist especially interested in
realist painting, but who came to UBC to
learn, not specifically to further a career.
She finds university life intellectually
rewarding but personally alienating, with
too little opportunity to meet people if
you are dedicated to your school work.
And although she's determined to get
first class marks, she's disdainful of
students who are interested only in grades
and paper credentials.
Following in the ivied footsteps of four
brothers and sisters and a mother who
graduated from UBC, Kathryn feels the
atmosphere in the university has changed
immensely in the last few years. She
finds there is little intellectual ferment or
evidence of social concern today. "A
poem must not mean but be," she says,
quoting Archibald MacLeish and
applying it to student life. A sense of
knowledge for its own sake was instilled
in the family by her high-school teacher
Expecting her first child in late May,
Kathryn intends to continue at school as
long as she feels she's learning
something. "I was told very young —
don't waste your life doing too many
things you don't like or you'll look back
at 50....People are cautious about trying
tough things like being a painter or a poet
because they're dependent on other
people's judgements. I guess they're
afraid they won't be able to cut the
mustard so they go into something safe."
Art can be a livelihood. Kathy recently
bartered two paintings for $1000 worth
of dental work.
stepping down after three years as head of
the fund committee. "I am a little at a loss
to say why it is successful, with the
economic problems that the country is
having. Probably this kind of appeal will
always get support because our donors
know that the people who are getting the
money are the ones who are working hard
and deserve it."
We've asked a few students to speak for
themselves about their UBC experience
— and how gifts to the alumni fund have
helped them toward their educational goals. The students the Chronicle spoke to
are among the more than 300 who received financial aid from the UBC Alumni
Fund in the past year. You'll find their
stories throughout this report. Many
thousands of Other students benefitted
from contact with a wide variety of campus projects made possible by support
from the alumni fund. (You should hear
the applause at the symphony concert!)
The UBC Alumni Fund is becoming
increasingly important in the total picture
of campus activity funding with the result
that requests coming into the fund are
becoming larger. This means there is
more pressure on the available funds and
it magnifies the importance of every dollar
contributed. "We are most grateful to all
22 Chronicle/Spring, 1978
donors —■ alumni, parents of students and
other friends ofthe university. Their gifts
are greatly appreciated," said Pierrot.
I.C. (Scotty) Malcolm, fund director
for the past 12 years, who retires at the
end of March, is credited by Pierrot as one
of the reasons for the fund's continuing
success. "I thank Scotty on behalf of all
the people who have worked on the fund.
He has a good idea of what produces results and he brought us a great deal of
know-how. Things run very smoothly
with Scotty. I've always thought if I ever
had to ran a campaign of my own, I could
always remember how Scotty would have
handled it."
Direction of the fund will be assumed
by Dale T. Alexander, former alumni affairs director at the University of Calgary,
who has been on the UBC alumni staff for
the past six months with responsibility for
programs. "We have someone in Dale,"
said Pierrot, "who is experienced in fund
raising and 1 know for a fact that Scotty
was very pleased when Dale joined us."
Every dollar donated to the alumni
fund is used as designated by the donor,
or in the case of "free funds", as disbursed
by the allocations committee. This committee meets regularly to consider requests for assistance. These requests can
come from an alumni association commii -
tee, faculty members or student groups.
Each submission is considered against th;
criteria that it must promote the academi;
excellence ofthe university. First priorit-/
is given to student projects endorsed by j
senior faculty member associated with the
project; second, to a faculty project that
has direct benefit to the students, and
third, alumni association projects that are
of direct benefit to the students. The decisions are often difficult.
The allocations committee makes recommendations on the applications to the
alumni board of management. Grants approved by the board are then forwarded to
the university board of governors for authorization and disbursement. Then the
recipients get to hear the good news.
Each year the volunteer alumni fund
committee plans its campaign for funds in
consultation with the fund director. The
alumni office staff prepares all — and
prints most — of the material used in the
fund mailings. In 1977 the cost of running
the campaign, the paper, postage and office salaries, was $43,100, paid from the
alumni association general budget.
The 1978 campaign will get underway
very shortly guided by the fund committee chaired by John Banfield and a new
director, Dale Alexander. In looking to
the future Banfield sees the fund not just
as a way of raising money but as a way for
alumni to keep in touch with their university. "It is an opportunity to let them help
in areas they are interested in," he said. In
a way the UBC Alumni Fund makes sure
that your gift speaks for itself.
In the past year the alumni fund has
been able to provide support for many
campus projects. Here are a few of them:
• There was lots of alumni
association-provided music on campus
with a $2,000 honorarium grant for student musicians in the alumni MUSIC/
UBC concert series and $1,500 to make
possible the Vancouver Symphony's annual campus visit. Over 3,500 attended
the free VSO concert in the Memorial
• $1,000 helped develop a feature film
project for students in the theatre department.
• Student creative writers and photographers gained some tangible encouragement for their work through the
Chronicle's annual short story contest anc
its first photography competition. A grant
of $710 from the fund made these possible.
• $ 1,650 bought needed equipment foi
the reading room at the Berwick Memo
rial Centre, the campus pre-school foi
special children that is sponsored by the
B.C. Mental Retardation Institute. An in
terdisciplinary faculty committee seeks tc
ensure that students in a wide variety ol
fields become informed and experienced
in the area of retardation, by using the
centre facilities.
© The national scholarship program „,,,.,!_    .•    ^•*-~
•ceived the balance of its two-year fundus, $2,500, to help two students whose
,'me is not in B.C. to attend UBC. Pre-
' rence is given to the children of
aduates in the event of equally qualified
» Student-oriented programs con-
, i ucted by the alumni association received
('.nsiderable support from the fund.
••Vithout the fund's assistance it was likely
tr.at these programs would have to have
I cen drastically reduced or discontinued
hfcause of the association's budget constraints: the student alumni concert series
expenses, $500; student affairs commit-
tee, $600; the revived student leadership
(onference, $1,000; the tutorial centre,
$5,000; branches programs in B.C.,
$1,000; men's Big Block Club, $200; pre-
senate dinners for student senators, $150;
student participation in government relations program, $200; senior citizens
summer school, $400.
9 The men's athletics program received $10,150 to provide essential "minimal survival" support for 12 sports programs for which there were not sufficient
funds in the departmental budget as well
as three pieces of training equipment. The
women's athletics committee used its
grant of $4,750 to host several sports
tournaments on a national and regional
• $1,500 refurbished a well-used undergraduate lounge in Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
The following is an outline ofthe major
annual commitments ofthe UBC Alumni
The Dr. N.A.M. MacKenzie Alumni
Scholarship Fund honors UBC president
emeritus Dr. Norman MacKenzie. Scholarships of $600 each are awarded annually to a minimum of 31 outstanding B.C.
students, chosen on a regional basis, who
are entering UBC from Grade 12 and to a
minimum of seven regional college
graduates entering third year at
UBC...Bursaries for qualified B.C. students beginning or continuing studies at
UBC are provided by the Walter Gage
Bursaiy Fund. Formerly the Alumni
Bursary Fund, the new name is a tribute
to Dr. Walter Gage, president emeritus,
for his many years of service to the university and its students. The minimum annual commitment of funds for the Gage
bursaries is $25,000....The John B.
Macdonald Alumni Bursaries honor
another former president of UBC, Dr.
John B. Macdonald. Bursaries of $350 are
awarded annually to 16 qualified students
entering UBC from the B.C. regional coi-
leges. Dr. Macdonald was one of those
instrumental in the introduction of the
community college system to B.C.
Alumni living in the United States contribute to UBC through an organization
called the Friends of UBC Inc. (U.S.A.).
'The Dr. N.A.M. MacKenzie American
Alumni Scholarships and Bursaries were
established by the Friends of UBC as a
Lngrld 3LxopL
That education gives you a sense of
confidence and self-respect may have the
ring of cliche, but 32-year old Ingrid
Gillespie takes new pride in herself as she
finishes her fourth year Arts program,
majoring in German literature. "You
learn indirectly — find you know things
even if it's not course material. Many of
my old friends say I seem more educated
Born in Germany, raised in Montreal,
Ingrid started university in Fredericton,
but then dropped out to get married.
When she separated from her husband
three years ago, she decided to return to
school and was accepted into second year
at UBC. After 12 years away from school,
Ingrid counted 16 essays and 20 exams
written during her first year back.
Apart from the challenge of all that
coursework, she's found the task of
raising her two children (Sean 11 and
Mia 10) demanding, and both school and
family a financial strain. The bigger
children get, the more expensive they
become. More food, better clothes,
varied activities like swimming and
skating, the dancing lessons one can't
afford but would like to give.
Ingrid worked as a medical
receptionist last summer. The $750
Walter Gage bursary came on top of a
government student loan but it was
crucial. "Without it I couldn't have gone
back to school; it pays for the necessities
of life." Even then, to try to make ends
meet, Ingrid holds down her summer job
on a part-time basis now, wedged in
between school and children.
German literature does not have many
practical career applications so she has
applied for admission to the intensive
one-year community education program
at UBC. And she intends to brush up on
her French over the summer to increase
her employability. "I'd be happy to go
out at graduation and take a job, but
there's nothing around fox just a B.A."
Annie Balzer's lifestyle changed so
dramatically upon entering law school
that she has a whole wardrobe of unused
clothes — long skirts and so on. "I'm
really surprised at how little time there is
for socializing." Even her part-time job
as a proof-reader had to be abandoned at
Christmas because it was just too much.
When Annie finished high school in
Alberta, she worked in a bank until
marrying. Then, four sons later,
economic concerns precipitated by her
husband's ill health prompted her to go
back to school. Even in these
circumstances she faced people's
disapproval at her contemplating work at
all while her husband stayed at home
with the children. She felt she couldn't
flout social convention further so she
studied education rather than law.
Teaching after all was accepted as
woman's work. "I was in school during
the Second World War when women did
everything but I still felt in 1971 it wasn't
appropriate for a woman to be a lawyer.
It's taken me this long to reconcile myself
and believe that women can succeed in
She taught for six enjoyable years and
attended UBC summer school towards a
Master's in education. Then she decided
she would become a lawyer after all.
Annie knows there is still some
apprehension within the legal profession
about both women and older people, but
she's confident she can deal with it when
it occurs.
Annie has a student loan in addition to
the alumni bursary, finding both
essential. Even after giving up the
comforts that come with a regular salary,
she simply couldn't have made this step
without a financial boost.
23 Rick Josephson
"You're totally isolated from university
life...this is it," exclaims third year
dentistry student Rick Josephson,
indicating the brightly lit red and white
clinic. "I haven't been inside SUB for
two years. There are lectures, lab work,
patients, infrequent lunches."
Don't get him wrong, Rick finds
working with patients the best part ofthe
program. But after years of believing the
student regimen is what you do every
year, he's starting to think about getting
out — graduating and actually
Dentistry has the highest tuition fees
of any faculty and when you add $1000 a
year for equipment and another $200 for
books, it becomes expensive indeed. For
example, there's a $300 small blue box
containing a lifelike mouth within a vise
with jaws that can simulate actual jaw
movement. Coiled silver drills lie next to
canvas sleeves stuffed with attachments.
The two drills, a high and a low speed
one, plus parts, cost $1000. Rows of
picks and other hand instruments —
which have the unhappy tendency to
break — ring in at $12 each. And so it
Rick's first alumni bursary came at an
opportune time. When he approached
the awards office last year, he was two
months behind in the rent, was
borrowing the odd five dollars for food,
and speculating on which of his
instruments was edible. Last summer he
worked as a customs officer at Vancouver
airport, and this year he'll be able to
work in the clinic. He's married and has a
two-year-old son, "who also helps to
make life hectic."
Louise Mangen
Louise Mangen always loved school and
now claims that her 17-month old
daughter, Katie, is already a "book
freak." Small wonder, for Louise is in
the final stretch of a degree in English. In
addition, she is beginning to apply her
writing skills in her temporary vocation
as a professional mother. Louise,
president ofthe Childbirth With
Confidence Society, wrote a chapter on
childbirth education for a book
published by the Maternal Health
Committee. "It's to help women make
the transition from the people they were
before they became pregnant to what
they become afterwards."
Articulate and enthusiastic, Louise is
accustomed to devoting herself
completely to the task at hand.
Characteristically, she is approaching
childrearing like an eager student.
However, she feels that after another
child or two, and perhaps some
foster-parenting, she will return to
school. At that point, when things have
settled down, she'll be looking for a
career that will synthesize her interests in
literature and writing with what she
describes as the feminine imagination.
Current frontrunners include teaching
English and practising family law, the
latter being what her husband, Michael,
a first year law student is contemplating.
Ineligible for a student loan because
she was regarded as Michael's
dependent, the alumni bursary was a
godsend. It enabled both of them to
continue at school. They are familiar
with tight budgeting and living at a
minimum so the money provided just
enough of a cushion to ease the burden of
household expenses and relieve some of
the mental pressure of limited finances.
24  ChroniclelSpring, 1978
tribute to the former president. Ten sch< -
larships or bursaries of $500 are availab e
annually to students whose homes are n
the United States and who are beginning
or continuing studies at UBC. Preference
is given to the sons and daughters (f
alumni.... Souths in California aiumi i
offer a $500 annual scholarship, with pn -
ference given to a student whose home s
in California or the United States. Failing
a winner in either of these categories, the
university decides the recipient....An ac -
ditional scholarship of $500 for a studei t
whose home is in the U. S. was establishe i
by the Friends of UBC in memory cf
Daniel M. Young, BA'52, an active
member of the Friends of UBC for many
The Stanley T. Arkley Scholarship ia
Librarianship was established by the
UBC Alumni Association in 1972 in honor
of Arkley's long and dedicated service to
the university and the Friends of UBC.
The $500 annual award reflects Arkley's
continuing interest in UBC's library and
its collection.
Five awards are given under the heading ofthe UBC Nursing Division Alumni
Association Scholarships, one of $500
and one of $250 for students entering
third year nursing and two of $250 for
students entering second year. An additional scholarship of $250 is offered to a
registered nurse student entering third
year. One ofthe criteria is a demonstrated
potential for nursing.
The UBC Alumni Association President's Fund was established ten years ago
to provide the university president,
through an "in trust arrangement," with a
discretionary fund of at least $ 10,000 to be
used to support a wide range of special
campus projects.
The university's first president, Dr.
Frank Wesbrook, is remembered through
the Dr. F.F. Wesbrook Memorial Lectureship Fund which provides an annual
honorarium fund of $1,000 to
bring distinguished lecturers to the
UBC campus. Sir Walter Perry,
vice-chancellor of Britain's Open University was this year's lecturer. (See news.
section for more details.)
The UBC Alumni Fund, in addition to
its regular scholarship commitments,
continues to play an active part in fund
raising in several specialized areas including memorial funds. In most cases the
fund has accepted full responsibility fo.
organizing the appeals which have estab
lished many continuing awards.
This list is a prestigious one headed bv
the Sherwood Lett Memorial Scholar
ship of $1,500, awarded to an outstanding
student who most fully displays the all
round qualities exemplified by the late
Chief Justice Sherwood Lett, UBC'
chancellor from 1951-57....A scholarship
that looks for the same qualities ip a stu
dent is the Harry Logan Memorial Scho
larship. This award of $750 is restricted to
a student entering fourth year. Harry
M .ogan had a long and distinguished career
' professor of classics and was an active
ember ofthe university community.
The Fraisk Noakes Memorial Fund
j ovides bursaries for students in electri-
,1 engineering....The Johnnie Owen
icmorial Athletic Award of $250 recog-
,zes a student with good scholastic stand -
; >% and outstanding participation in the
udent athletic training program or
>tra~mural athletics....The Kit Malkin
.-.tolarship of $500 is awarded to an out-
a tiding student in biological sciences in
i>ed of financial assistance. Malkin, who
cd while attending Stanford University,
pt ^.duated from UBC with first class hon-
«.'s in zoology in 1963....UBC's longtime
« .otball coach Frank Gnup is remem-
\, jied with a memorial scholarship of $500
„-,varded annually to a student entering
i BC in first year, on the basis of scholarship, financial need, leadership qualities
and an interest in athletics.
A scholarship in memory of Professor
Leslie Wong is awarded to a graduate
student in commerce and business administration. .. .In forestry, the George S.
Allan Memorial Scholarship of $400 is
given for graduate work in fire science or
silviculture....Two $500 scholarships are
available for students entering second
year metallurgy from the Frank Forward
Memorial Fund.... A campaign raised
funds for the Alex J. Wood Memorial
Scholarship. It is to be an annual scholarship for a fourth year student in agricul-
Fund Execoti¥e
E. Roland Pierrot, '64, Chair
John A. Banfield, '56, Deputy
Allan D. Thackray, '58
Barbara Hart Harris, '57
Dr. William Keenlyside, '34
John Keating, '74
Charolotte L.V. Warren, '58
George E. Plant, '50
Alfred T. Adams
Harry J. Franklin, '49
Susan Jamieson MeLarnon, '65
Ian C. Malcolm, '36 (Waterloo)
Friends of UBC Inc.
Francis M. Johnston, '53, President
Dr. Stanley T. Arkley, '25, Vice-president
Robert J. Boroughs, '39, Treasurer
Ian C. Malcolm, '36 (Waterloo)
Allocations Committee
Allan D. Thackray, 58, Chair
E. Roland Pierrot, '64
John A. Banfield, '56
Barbara Hart Harris, '57
Dr. William Keenlyside, '34
Harry J. Franklin, '49
Ian C. Malcolm, '36
ture who plans to enter graduate work,
preferably in nutrition. Dr. Wood was for
many years professor of animal science at
The campus Greek societies, the
Panhellenic Association and the Inter-
fratemity Council, provide an annual
bursary for an undergraduate in need of
financial assistance... .The school of social
work is able to bring distinguished scholars and leaders in the field of social work
to the school through grants from the
Marjorie J. Smith Memorial Fund.
...The Jacob Biely Scholarship of $300
for a student in poultry science, is continuing recognition of Dr. Biely's contribution to the development of poultry
science at UBC... Encouragement of student writing is not confined to the Chronicle creative writing contest. The Mack
Eastman United Nations Award is an
annual prize of $100 given in memory of
Dr. Eastman for the best essay written on
an issue current in the United Nations.□
Sonia Sigurgeirson
With a five-year old B.A. and a six-year
old son, Sonia Sigurgeirson thumbed
through the back ofthe university
calendar in search of funds to
supplement her student loan. As a fifth
year transfer student in education, she
>. -.,- bixk at UBC to pick up a
professional certificate and perhaps stay
on for a master's.
When she and her husband separated,
leaving Sonia the sole support of their
child, she had to train for a career. Since
she'd always enjoyed working with
children, helping out when her son was
in a pre-school parent co-op, teaching
was a natural choice.
It's a heavy program and Sonia spends
most of her time studying. She's
especially interested in primary or
pre-school teaching, but also feels an
attraction to teaching her undergraduate
major, English, in a secondary school. At
33, she finds the atmosphere ofthe 5th
year program congenial, is worried about
job prospects, but generally happy to be
a student again.
Alumni Annua! Giwing 1977
(A report of alumni giving to the University of British Columbia from April 1, 1977 to
February 28, 1978. These are interim figures. The fiscal year for the university is April 1st to
March 31st and a final report will be issued after March 31, 1978).
(to nearest $10)
UBC Alumni Fund and Friends of UBC (U.S.A.)
Interest on deposits
Building Funds*
(In co-operation with the University Resources Office)
Commerce and Engineering
Geological Sciences
Aquatic Centre
1977 Graduating Class**
Cross Credit from UBC Finance Dept.
Other Gifts***
*     Cash and payment on pledges.
**   Major 1977 graduating class beneficiaries were the Crane Library, Law Students Legal
Aid Program and the University Day Care Council.
*** Other gifts represent a multiplicity of areas, where the alumnus contributes directly to the
faculty or school related to a specific project. These gifts are considered in lieu of donating to
either the UBC Alumni Fund or the Friends of UBC (U.S.A.) and include larger gifts in the
range of $1,000 to $5,000.
25 i     T
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*    i -~ -i   ■-■»',
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J.R. Longslaffe BA '57 LLB '58 - Chairman
I.H. Stewart BA '57 LLB '60 • Director
A.G. Armstrong LLB !59 ■ Director
W.R. Wyrnan B. Comm.-'56 • Director
J.C.M. Scott BA '47 B. Comm. '47 ■ Director
G.A. WSeGavin B. Comm. '60 ■ President
E.C. Moore LLB '70 ■ Treasurer
K.E. Gateman B Sc. '61 - Comptroller
P.L. HazeSS B. Comm. '68 - Manager Information Systems
R.K. Chow M.B.A. '73 - Pension Trust Administrator
L.J. Turner B. Comm. '72 - Property Development Co-Ordinator
J. Dixon B. Comm. '58 - Claims Manager
trust yQMPiym
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518 5th Ave. S.W. Calgary 265-0455
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26   CkroniclelSpring, 1978 .1 f
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< Memorial dinner were (above, I to r): Walter
'ardwick, deputy minister of education, who
induced the speaker; Charlotte Warren, alumni
resident, who thanked the speaker, Sir Walter
t^iry, who gave the lecture; Mrs. Douglas Kenny
'id William C. Gibson, head ofthe Wesbrook
committee, who chaired the program... .A full
house greeted UBC president Doug Kenny at a
February student affairs committee-sponsored
dinner at Cecil Green Park. The evening was
informal with comments from the president and
lots of questions from the students.
idiii s  Opicii   ulIiv'GlMiy   aou  lie  uiOugiii  wim
him that institution's experience in distance
British Columbia is currently investigating
ways to provide higher education opportunities
using some of the methods of the OU — radio,
TV, the postal service and community tutorial
centres. B.C.'s universities have recently been
actively developing new programs in this field.
Over 300 alumni and individuals in the education field attended the Feb. 16 faculty club
dinner that preceded the lecture. The lecture is
funded annually by the alumni fund and is
given in honor of the first pesident of UBC,
Frank Wesbrook. A seminar, co-sponsored by
the department of education, continued the
discussion the next day.
The OU is the prime example of the new
patterns in education. The traditional models
for teaching and admission do not fit with the
OU pattern. The university seeks to be the
instituution of the "second chance," a way to
fill the demand for education by the adult
learner, Perry said. The OU is one of the few
experiments in distance education that has succeeded in being introduced on a large scale and
co-existing with the traditional education system, he added.
There has been no compromise on academic
standards. But the costs are huge. Economy
only comes with large numbers of students.
Special efforts are made to develop very high
quality course material as "the loneliness ofthe
long distance learner is very real" and motivation must be maintained by the learning material. They have found that broadcasts are too
expensive to waste on things that can be dealt
with by the printed word.
Since 1971 300,000 adults have applied for
admission. Funding has allowed a third of
them to be accepted — it's first-come, first-
served. There are 28,000 graduates and 60,000
still studying. The success rate in a course —
equal to about two and a half Canadian university courses — is steady at 70 - 75 per cent. Of
those who started in 1971, 52 per cent have
But what is the degree worth? "It has been
accepted in the academic world that our degree
is the equivalent — not in content — but in
standard to that of any British University,"
Perry claims. The proof: A recent survey of
4,000 graduates showed that 25 per cent had
applied for entry to post-graduate work and
867 had been accepted.
Who should run this type of institution?
Perry prefers an independent arrangement. He
feels that there is a tendency for an existing
institution to offer the same course to the adult
distance learner as the campus student and that I
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There was beautiful music in five Vancouver
Island centres, thanks to the University Singers
(top), director, James Fankhauser and the many
alumni who worked hard publicizing, organizing
and billeting the 40-member group. (Middle)
Boarding their bus at UBC are the choir members
and Fankhauser (center with beard). The group is
planning a similar excursion into the Kootenays in
28   Chronicle I Spring, 1978
the spring... .Details to come... .(Bottom)
Agent-general Lawrie Wallace, (centre) was host
at a B.C. House reception for alumni in Great
Britain to meet alumni president, Charlotte
Warren (right). One ofthe 75 guests attending
was visiting B. C. minister of corporate and
consumer affairs, Rafe Mair (left).
• The average monthly salary in the five |
years prior to 1975, for those respondents who
had been working for 10 years was $2,100.
More recent graduates, those with less than five
years employment averaged $940.
« 48% wanted to find work in the public
sector after graduation, but 55% did; 49% are
still working in the public sector. 21% wanted to find work in the private sector and 10% in
the resource industries and agriculture.
@ 64% are salaried employees; 8% are self-
employed; 3% are owner-operators and 5% are
wage or commission employees. 8% claim a
voluntary — or non-remunerative role, including that of housewife.
9 Occupations cover almost every field:
education, 30%; research, development & design, 14%; plant operation, 5%; sales, promotion and merchandising, 6%; public relations
and media, 3%; health services, 8%; legal services, 5%; 2% look after all the paper work in
the clerical section.
o Leisure activities are varied with hobbies,
sports and family activities each claiming about
20% of the vote. Other interests: 12% like to
travel; 4% the social whirl; 2% on the political
hustings and 6% prefer education-oriented acuities.
Alumni were asked for their views on future
'■hanges in higher education policy in B.C.
*9 To best serve the scattered population and
'-qualize higher education opportunities in
»' C. 25% would choose to establish regionally
xi-ated satellite university centres within a
' 'feher education authority; 21% would like to
ie an increase in the number of regionally
xated community colleges; 14% would like to
%pand the existing community colleges; 14%
»uld expand the existing universities and
ovide subsidies for students from remote
■ cas; 8% favored a new communications and
iedia oriented university on the British Open
-."'.versity model; and 4% thought that the
"rent policy was fine.
> On admissions policy for the universities
"'d colleges: 13% wanted the universities open
all with basic literacy, 38% for the colleges;
'>% want university entrance to be based on
'ective competency tests which channel stu-
' nts to the appropriate institution — 18% for
the colleges; the largest number, 54%, wanted
university admission based on universal competency tests which allow students free choice
of institution, (colleges, 37%.)
• On student aid: (college total in brackets)
30% (31%) felt it should be based on repayable
loans; 29% (37%) need-based bursaries; 25%
(13%) achievement-based scholarships; 10%
(10%) for a guaranteed living allowance for all
students and 1% (2%) didn't want any public
• In the development of educational programs in the next decade priority should be
given to: general knowledge programs 19%
(18%); professional training, 42% (7%); para-
professional training, 5% (19%); vocational
training tied to manpower need forecasts, 4%
(33%); pure or strongly theoretical disciplines,
10% (0%); critical awareness or consciousness
raising studies, 7% (3%); local community-
defined and leisure programs, 1% (7%); alternative life-style studies, 1% (2%).
9 35% of our respondents lived in Vancouver; 21% in the lower mainland outside
Vancouver; 9% on Vancouver Island; 6% in the
Okanagan; 2% in the Kootenays; Northern
B.C., 3%; Ontario, 11%; the Prairies, 7%;
Quebec, 2%; Maritimes, 1%; and the U.S. 1%.
• 62% were male; 36% female; 2% decline to
inform us.
• In describing their family's economic circumstances while they were an adolescent 14%
said they were not very well off; 30% were
getting by; 37% were comfortable; 14% fairly
well off and 3% very well off.
• 44% were moderately interested in attending familiarization sessions on special campus
courses; 8% were very interested but 43% were
not at all interested. Of those interested, 17%
indicated summer travel tours appealed and 9%
would like to tour the anthropology museum;
7% were keen on architecture and urban plan-
Fairview days were recalled as (I to r) Art hut
Lord, George Ledingham, Evelyn Story Lett and
Blythe Eagles inspected the display market at the
Fairview Grove prior to its dedication, March 4
at a ceremony at Cecil Green Park. Over 200
members ofthe classes of 1916 to 1928 and guests
are expected at the reunion tea.
ning lectures and 5% would like special faculty
« 11 % were moderately or very interested in
an alumni sponsored family summer holiday
program using the campus residences and
other facilities. Change the location to a
university-related forest setting and the interest is 25%.
• 40% believe that UBC's contribution to
the cultural and social activity ofthe community is adequate; 10% think it's excellent; 15%
inadequate and 30% don't know.
There was one special question for those who
had returned to the campus at some time in the
previous three years: Why did you come back?
38% to attend a class or special lecture; 6% to
attend a concert, film, gallery or play; 9% to
chat with a prof; 1% went on an organized
campus tour; 2% checked out the library; 1%
came to Open House; 2% attended an athletic
event or used a sports facility, nobody came to
use the computer, look for a job or sell something; 4% attended a social event; 6% didn't do
any ofthe above and went away, but 29% didn't
set foot on the old sod.... See you all at Open
House '79.
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29 A superb new totem will be part ofthe UBC
collection as a result of alumni gifts honoring
long-time fund director, Scotty Malcolm on his
retirement from the alumni association. Scotty
(left) and master carver, Norman Tait discuss
some of the fine points of carving the new pole.
Scotty Malcolm: Tenure
of Accomplishment
Twelve years is a very short time, when you are
enjoying yourself — and that's how Scotty
Malcolm feels looking back over his UBC
His first introduction to life on the West
Coast was in World War II, when he served as a
special services officer with the RCAF on bases
from the Aleutians to Vancouver. "After that it
was always my ambition to eventually come out
and live on the coast."
His wife, Molly, agreed and in 1966 they left
Notice is hereby given that the
Annual Meeting ofthe UBC
Alumni Association will be held
at the hour of 8:00 p.m. on
Sionclays Hay 29,1978 at Cecil
Green Park, 6251 Cecil Green
Park Road, Vancouver.
For further information call the
Alumni Office, 228-3313.
Harry Franklin
Executive Director
behind Ontario winters to come to UBC. Scotty's background included professional work
with the YMCA and developmental work in the
growth of prepaid medical plans in Canada, as
director of public relations with the Association
Medical Services in Toronto.
An active community and church worker —
"I feel that I'm a completely public service
oriented person" — he was asked to join the
staff of the new federation of the Red Feather
agencies of Toronto, the United Community
Services of Toronto in 1954. During the next 10
years he filled a variety of posts, ending up as
executive campaign director.
Looking at the accomplishments of the
alumni fund during his tenure (there's been an
almost ten-fold increase in gifts), Scotty credits
"good volunteers, some luck, a lot of cooperation, but a lot of damn hard work." The objectives of the fund have been realistic and its
profile very low-key. "In retrospect the fund
has done everything I expected and more."
When he came on staff the commitment ofthe
fund totaled aproximately $8,000. Today that
figure is $100,000 — "in terms of $5, $10 and
$20 bills that is a lot of participation and
money. I would say that UBC's alumni are
about as generous as any university in Canada,
if not more so."
Scotty's retirement projects are headed by a
planned painting spree in Quebec and the New
England states next fall. His oil paintings have
been the subject of many admiring comments
over the years. He and Molly plan to travel and
spend more time with their children and
grandchildren. And he says that he is looking
forward to going to UBC free — as a senior
citizen — and "it's just marvelous to go to a
movie for a buck."
Two projects he remembers most fondly: the
Walter Gage bursary fund which continues to
help many students and the revival ofthe men's
Big Block Club. On the wall of his office is a
certificate — not the biggest one, but the one
that may give him the most satisfaction, an
honorary Big Block award. With it he joins
such distinguished company as Walter Gage
and the late Frank Gnup. Scotty's curling, golf
and squash may not quite meet Big Block standards — but his loyalty and service to UBC
certainly do.
In SsareGi of the
Academic Sasquatch
You're all invited to a modern day Monster
Mash. Or more academically, UBC's first international conference on monsterology (actually the Sasquatch and Similar Phenomena),
May 9- 13, 1978.
The meeting is a world "first" with experts
coming from across Canada, (Did you know
that Newfoundland is terrorized by a giant
squid?), the U.S. and Russia. Our noted Sasquatch observer John Green, BA'46, of Harrison Hot Springs, will try to answer the question
"What is a Sasquatch". Other experts will give
their views on: The Cultural Role of Monsters;
The Immigration of Vampires and Werewolves
from Europe to Canada; The Anatomy of the
Sasquatch Foot; then there're the Wild Men,
Trolls, dragons, Alaskan Hairy Men and assorted spooky creatures.
An • exhibition of "Sasquatchanalia" is also
planned. The only thing missing, we suppose,
will be the main exhibit.
All sessions are open to the public. Those
interested are advised to contact the UBC
Centre for Continuing Education or the
museum, Vancouver, V6T 1W5, well in advance to assure tickets.
Alumni SUsceSiamy
A Gift from '26
When you're giving a gift — sometimes it's
hard to decide what it is to be.
But after many months of discussion and
deliberation the Class of '26 has decided upon
its fiftieth anniversary gift to the university.
They considered many suggestions and then
voted to establish a bursary fund for students
entering third or fourth year. An annual bursary of $350 will be given for as long as funds
are available. Lenora Irwin Odium, headed the
committee that came up with the proposal....
In other fund raising matters: A memorial fund
has been established in the name of Aaro Aho,
BA'49, BASc'49, one of Canada's outstanding
geologists, who died accidentally last May. Its
object is to provide scholarships and research
funding in the geological sciences....The Beta
Theta Phi fraternity have started an undergraduate scholarship fund in memory of two
well-known members of UBC's sports history
— the late Richard Penn, BPE'49, who managed the basketball team in the mid'40s and the
late Dr. Gordon Burke, UBC's first football
coach, who volunteered his time for many years
until the first professional coach was hired in
the 1930s. Donations to any of these funds may
be made through the UBC Alumni Fund, just
note your designation on your cheque.
Come On Horne!
It's not too early to think about Homecoming
'78 and your class reunion.... And that's exactly
30  Chronicle/Spring, 1978 yr
V ..  . JL   ,.   *
vhat the Class of'28 is doing. Douglas Telford
nd his class executive are hard at work planning for their June reunion. Details of the
vents to celebrate this Golden Anniversary
vill be dispatched very soon.
Here's an advance invitation to all UBC
;rads To Come On Home!, next October 27-29,
>nd partake in a unique, new homecoming
, irogram. The Thunderbirds will play the Uni-
ersity of Alberta Golden Bears in the
,omecoming football classic. Special class
<> unions are being planned for the classes of
•S3, '38, '43, '48, '53, '58, '63 and '68. Watch
'or more details in the summer and fall Chroni-
les. The Homecoming '78 committee is looking for volunteers to help make this party one of
,he best — so if you'd like to help, they'll be
'iappy to hear from you. The Homecoming
'ommittee, UBC Alumni Association, 6251
ecil Green Park Road, Vancouver V6T 1X8,
Bloomin' Branches
Among the alumni branches rustlings of activity: Ottawa is making plans-to salute one of
UBC's more prominent politicians Ronald Basford, LLB'56, federal minister of justice and
his wife, Madeline Kirk Basford, BHE'61, on
his retirement from active political life. Basford
has announced that he will not be a candidate in
the next federal election.... Dennis Milburn,
professor of education and the person in charge
of the UBC teacher education program in
Whitehorse will be guest speaker at a meeting
of our 84 Whitehorse graduates — not to men
tion any other UBC Yukoners who find themselves in town. His topic will be the Third
World, the date in late March is to be announced.... Alumni in the Kamloops area are
invited to meet UBC president Doug Kenny
when he visits there April 10. It is expected
he'll be speaking to a local service club and that
there will be an informal evening event for
alumni. Details will appear in local papers. For
information call Bud Aubrey at 372-8845....
The first-ever Chronicle photography contest
attracted several campus entries for our judges,
science dean emeritus Vlad Okulitch, a recent
gold medal winner in the salon ofthe Canadian
photographic society and Kenneth Mayer, a
professional photographer whose work is often
seen in the Chronicle. Their choices as winners
were Gordon Masuch, applied science 2, $100;
Douglas Field, arts 4, $50 and Tad Hosoi, grad
studies, $25. Funds for the competition were
provided by the alumni fund.
In the Sports Whirl...
It's awards time again on the UBC athletic
The presentation of the university's highest
athletic honors will take place at the traditionally separate men's and women's Big Block
dinners in March. The men's dinner — the
65th annual event — is March 21 at the UBC
Faculty Club. It is preceded a week earlier by
the women's dinner. The men's Big Block are
presently raising donations to supplement their
sweater fund. A new feature to club membership this year is a free pass to all campus sports
events, compliments of the men's athletics
And still in the sporting world...Word has
been received that the Thunderbird hockey
alumni are getting themselves organized as a
society —- with the objective of raising scholarship funds for students... .Eric Guthrie at Sport
B.C. is busy organizing a 1,000 team touch
football league for the province. He would like
to hear from alumni interested in participating.
Touch football is a non-contact, no tackling, no
blocking game for seven individuals keen on
fitness. Men's, women's and mixed teams are
welcome. For information call Guthrie at Sport
B.C., 1200 Hornby St., Vancouver, 687-3333.
Cure for the travel bug...
There may be no place like home, but it's still
nice to get away now and again. That's where
your alumni travel program comes in.
For those thinking ahead to next winter —
and planning for a sunshine sojourn, there is an
upcoming travel event that might fill the bill. A
voyage in tropical climes aboard the luxury
liner, Royal Viking Sea. A Christmas air/sea
cruise, December 16 to January 4, to Mexico
and Central America with first class accommodation and all the usual shipboard activities. A
special feature is a series of lectures given by
former education dean Neville Scarfe. Full details from the UBC Alumni Travel program,
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31 ~"r"—7T'TI5IT:rEZrrTI^^
Willoughby W. Matthews, BSA'27, was at the
recent London reception for alumni in Great
Britain, hosted by B.C.'s man in London,
Agent-general Lawrie Wallace, BA'38. In a
letter to the alumni association responding to
the request that UBC veterans submit particulars of their war service, he noted that .he had
recently revisited the UBC campus after many
years' absence. The result was a strong sense of
pride in being a UBC graduate.... A special note
for those who remember the early days of the
UBC Point Grey campus. The oldest surviving
faculty member from the UBC-McGill days,
John M. Turnbull, professor emeritus of geology, is well into his 101st year. He was one of
the Canadians who received a Queen Elizabeth
II Jubilee Medal. It came as quite a surprise to
Professor Turnbull as he opened the package
that he had just claimed after walking down to
the post office.
WiUiam C. Gibson, BA'33, (MSc, MDCm,
McGill; D.Phil, Oxon), has resigned as head of
the UBC department of the history of science
and medicine, to take up his new three-year
appointment as chairman of the Universities
Council of B. C.... A dream that began as a 1967
Centennial project is now a reality for Thomas
L. Brock, BA'36, BASc'36, MASc'37, who has
just retired as corporate secretary of the
Aluminum Co. of Canada after more than 39
years with the company. Known as Alcan's
historian and archivist, he was largely responsible for the establishment of the first major
museum in Canada to depict the history of the
worldwide aluminum industry. Newly-located
in Place Ville Marie, Montreal, the museum
displays about 2000 items, a collection that
represents many years of working after hours
and on weekends on the part of Brock... .After
his retirement as general manager, Nuclear
Engineering Company, Danville, Calif., G.
Stanley Williamson, BASc'36, and his wife
Ruth Lundy Williamson, BA'35, have moved
to Aptos, Calif... .Gerald M. Ward, BA'36, has
taken up his duties in the team ministry of First
Baptist Church, Calgary, where he will concentrate on the outreach program. He has chaired
the education board of the Baptist Union of
32  Chronicle/Spring, 1978
Kumyuen Saldov
Sn 1966 a museum in London, England
opened its doors to a young woman
from Malaysia for what was to be the
first of her hundreds of forays into the
world of art. Twelve years later she is creating textile designs for her own company,
Tree House Studio and is director of Gallery Seven in Vancouver. She describes the
interval in a phrase: "I always take a chance
to learn a new thing."
Between the day of that first museum
visit Kumyuen Saldov, BEd'71 completed
secondary school in England and came to
Canada to study art education at UBC — an
opportunity her native country could not
offer her as the daughter of relatively poor
parents — and the day she opened, with
partner, Barbara Lamberts, a textile studio
specializing in designs that blend a celebration of Chinese art traditions with the wonders of B.C.'s rain forest foliage, she says
she discovered the joys of pure knowledge.
Her UBC studies led to three enjoyable
years teaching art at Gladstone secondary
school in Vancouver. "I am interested in
many things; but when I got into education,
I was fascinated and I became very involved
with my teaching."
From being the teacher, Saldov reverted
to being the student, undertaking intensive
work in Chinese at the University of Toronto and art studies at the Ontario School
of Art while her husband, Morris, BA '69,
furthered his studies in social work at the
University of Toronto. Over the next few
years, each new idea encountered led to
another — Chinese art to Chinese language,
Chinese language to Japanese language and
oriental history to lithography — until
Kumyuen was convinced that her true vocation lay in the direction of museology, the
study of how to put a museum together.
Years of study are required for this, however, and a job offer from Vancouver for
Morris brought them back to the west
coast.  Kumyuen continued her studies,
Ken Mayer
commuting to Toronto periodically to report on her work to her teachers at the
Ontario School of Art.
One of those teachers had encouraged
her to enter a competition at the prestigious
Pratt Institute in New York. She won an
award and had a second work accepted at
the international miniatures (lithography)
competition. Her prize presented the opportunity of a New York visit and a chance
to indulge in more museum gazing. "It was
inspiring," she says of the award and the
The misfortune of a severely fractured
arm that took many months to mend meant
that she needed help to produce the designs
based on her meticulous Chinese
brushwork. Barbara Lamberts, a friend
from her years at UBC, came to the rescue,
skillfully silkscreening the open delicate
patterns on the silk and cotton panels that
are the stock in trade of the Tree House
Studio. The work ofthe studio — the only
original fabric design studio in western
Canada has caught the attention — and orders — of several collectors and exclusive
retail outlets.
As Kumyuen's work has changed, so has
her family grown. Her parents came to
Vancouver with the Saldovs after a trip to
Malaysia and also their child, adopted in
her homeland.
Saldov works seven days a week — an
artist at the studio or in the classroom,
businesswoman (although Barbara Lamberts handles most of those duties), as director of Gallery Seven's shows of fibre art,
ceramic art and prints — in addition to her
continuing Toronto studies. She looks for
the happy medium — between becoming
an artistic "factory" and keeping everything she produces for herself.
Would the whole process have begun
without that London museum? "Yes,"
muses Kumyuen, "I think it is innate in
me." And so an ancient culture remains
alive, flourishing and changing in a Canadian and west coast context. cstern Canada, and in 1950 was appointed
rector of home missions. He later served as
,esident ofthe Baptist Federation of Canada.
1977 he received an honorary doctorate of
, ;inity from MacMaster University in recog-
ion of his work.
i ward Scott, BA'40, Primate ofthe Anglican
• urch of Canada was guest speaker at a fund-
sing dinner for UBC's joint Anglican and
.uted Churches campus ministry in early
■rch. As moderator ofthe Central Council of
■ World Council of Churches he is often cal-
, I upon to speak for the major world churches
, , issues of international social concern....
.' lliam Barclay, BA'41, recently paid a visit
the UBC campus. He is the editor of the
7 >vmal of the American Medical Association —
; e largest medical journal in the world with a
.irculation of 350,000....New commissioner
11' the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission is Gerald V. Howard, BA'41, MA'47.
Stnce 1966 he has been regional director ofthe
U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service south-
vest region... .Leonard G. Wannop, BASc'45,
and his family are now living in Saudi Arabia.
He is to take over the management of gas operations in ARAMCO, looking after a $10.4 billion budget to collect and process natural gas.
For the past five years he has been on loan from
Exxon Corporation, New York, to the Oil Services Company Consortium of Iran where he
was manager of the gas and gas liquids division.... Former director of B.C.'s environment
secretariat, AUistair Crerar, BA'48, MA'51,
has been appointed chief executive officer of
Alberta's Environment Conservation Authority-
A graduate of the first law class at UBC,
Thomas Kemp Fisher, LLB'48, was appointed to the county court bench in October,
1977. In 1956, he was president of the New
Westminster Bar and for several years served as
a member of the provincial council of the
Canadian Bar Association....After 16 years as
Manitoba regional director for the federal department of industry, trade and commerce,
Gray A. Gillespie, BCom'48, has an opportun-
'iv to really get to know one of the far-away
places with which he has dealt in his attempts to
Nner Canadian trade opportunities. He is
moving to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he will
-hj Canadian consul and trade commissioner.
is territory also includes the Dominican Re-
lubhc, Haiti and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Roy I. Jackson, BASc'48, has retired as
. puty director-general of the United Nations
-ad and Agricultural Organization. He joined
... FAO in 1964 as director of the fisheries
ssion and in 1966 he was appointed the first
■ 'dor-general of the new fisheries depart-
it. In 1972 he was nominated to his most
v-nt position.
"iiuray M. Wiggins, BSA'48, was elected
•>ident of the American Water Resources
' -.ociation at its annual conference in Tucson,
"uona last November....J. Alan Beesley,
•'49, LLB'50, formerly assistant under-
-{tary of state for external affairs, is Cana-
ri high commissioner, Canberra, Australia
"Vter Raymond Culos, BCom'49, is the
' president of Nalley's Canada Limited. He
•cd the Vancouver-based food processing
'   in 1976 as vice-president and general man-
.Newly appointed deputy communica-
| tions minister with B. C. 's department of transport, energy and communication, Harold J.
Page, BASc'49, will be responsible for inter-
provincial and federal-provincial communica-
ions matters....Enjoying his recent move to
Collingwood, Ontario, John M. Partlo,
BA'49, MA'53, is the new administrator in the
Collingwood General and Marine Hospital.
Previously he spent nine years in the Caribbean
with the United Nations as a consultant for the
World Health Organization, working as an advisor to 17 countries. Prior to that, he was
executive director in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Montreal.
Saskatchewan's new deputy attorney-general,
Richard A.F. Gosse, LLB'50, (BA, McGill;
LLD, Oxford), was among that province's
eight appointments to Queen's Counsel. He
was counsel to the Ontario Law Reform Commission from 1967 to 1969 and a member ofthe
B.C. Law Reform Commission for two years
before being appointed professor of law at UBC
in 1972. He held that post until his Saskatchewan government appointment last
year....Kenneth W. Hall, BASc'50, is now
vice-president and general manager of Northwestern Pulp and Power in Hinton, Alberta.
For the past four years he has been production
superintendent of the Crestbrook Pulp and
Paper plant in Skookumchuck, B.C....President of the Council of Forest Industries of
B.C., Donald Lamskail, BA'50, LLB'50, is
among the new members of the Science Council of Canada.
Making Ankara, Turkey his home for the
second time in his career, Charles J. Marshall,
BA'50, has been appointed Canada's new ambassador to Turkey. During the '50s and '60s,
he served as third and second secretary in our
embassy there....Robert A. Pope, BASc'50,
has been appointed general manager of Coast
Wood Supply, an affiliate of Canadian Forest
Products. Since joining Canfor in 1963, he has
worked in forest engineering, operations research and logging management....On staff at
Grant MacEwan Community College in Edmonton, Alberta, Marion Kay MacDonald
Puil, BA'50, is taking a leave of absence for one
year to manage fashion production for a Dogrib
fashion designer in Yellowknife, N.W.T.
The congregation of Centennial United
Church in Victoria has a new minister, Rev.
Gerald A. McMechan, BA'51. Most recently,
he was in Ontario serving at Moorefield and
Brantfield Kamloops lawyer, Merv I.
Chertkow, LLB'52, (BA, Sask.), has been appointed to the Naional Film Board of Canada.
The appointment, to August 1978, will complete the unexpired term of the late Jack Wasserman. .. .In charge of planning and construction at Toronto International Airport since
1974, Kenneth N. Scott, BASc'52, is largely
responsible for the overseeing of the $24 million final stage at Terminal 2 which will permit
domestic-rapid air and transborder operations
to expand....Alan E. Insley, BASc'53, is the
new managing director of Thurber Consultants. Living in Victoria, he is responsible for
the coordination of the company's offices in
Edmonton,  Vancouver and Victoria.
After several years in charge ofthe cyclotron
facility in Pretoria, Stephen Matthews,
BASc'54, is now a consulting engineer in South
Africa....At Canada House on Trafalgar
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Square you'll find Richard H. Noyes Roberts,
BA'54, fulfilling his role as counsellor for public affairs on the high commissioner's staff. He
mentions that the welcome mat is out for any of
his old classmates who happen to be in the
neighborhood whether to feed the pigeons,
gaze at Gainsboroughs, or even just on business
....Neil J. Campbell, PhD'55, has been appointed first vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC). A
specialist in physical oceanography, he is director of the maritime sciences information directorate, ocean and aquatic sciences, fisheries
and marine service in Ottawa. The IOC, an
international scientific organization with 94
member countries, promotes scientific investigations concerning the nature and resources of
the oceans....Godfrey Chowne, BCom'55, has
been elected president of the Institute of Management Consultants of B.C. and a director of
the Institute of Management Consultants of
Canada. The B.C. institute represents about
100 full-time professional certified management consultants... .Vancouver lawyer, Gerald
Couitas, LLB'55, has been appointed a provincial court judge....Resignation (Shikata-
kanai), (Mosaic Books), is a new book by Anna
Cecile Scantland, BA'55. It is the story ofthe
Japanese Canadians in B.C., beginning in the
"There are easier ways to make a living,"
asserts Doris Chillcott Peyman, BA'57, who is
nevertheless happily involved with her career
as an actress. Having recently completed a
three-week run of Tennessee Williams' The
Glass Menagerie at Saskatchewan's Persephone
Theatre, she will be in Edmonton at the Citadel
Theatre this spring....B.A. (Bernie) Heskim,
BASc'58, is now director-general (Pacific Region) of the environmental protection service,
fisheries and environment Canada....Robert
R.M. Gillies, BA'59, acting director of the
Canadian Penitentiary Service's Prairie region,
has been appointed to the National Parole
Board. He joined the National Parole Service in
David J. Lawless, MA'60, (PhD, London),
dean of continuing education at the University
of Manitoba, will be vice-president (academic)
effective July, 1978. Prior to his appointment
as dean, he held several senior administration
positions at the university. His research interests are in the area of social-organizational
psychology....Barry W. Mayhew, BA'60, has
been appointed Victoria's first economic commissioner. His task will be to attract job-
creating industry, commerce and institutions
to the area. From 1967 to 1971, he did market
research for Air Canada in Montreal and Vancouver, and most recently was corporate
placement manager with MacMillan Bloedel in
the company's industrial relations department.... Donald C. Selman, LLB'60, is the
current president of the Vancouver Board of
Trade. He is an accountant with a Vancouver-
based firm.
A resident of Sudbury, Ontario, Mary E.
Matousek, BSN'61, has been named to chair
the   health   status   task   force   with   the
Manitoulin-Sudbury District Health Coun
cil—Looking forward to a visit to the UB«
campus this summer, David L. Bitdlss!!
BASc'62, MASc'65, (PhD, Bristol), is cui
rently spending a sabbatical in the departmen
of mechanical and aeronautical engineering a
Carleton University. He is a faculty member o
the University of Bristol....Bart Bolwyn
BSA'62, (MS, Idaho; PhD, Oregon State), ha
been appointed head of biological sciences, Al
berta environment laboratory and researcl
centre...,It was "an offer I couldn't refuse,
says former Victoria lawyer, Cecil Branson
LLB'62, who has moved to Vancouver. Al
though he regrets leaving Victoria, he finall-
admits succumbing to the notion of his Van
couver colleagues that Vancouver is "where al1
the legal action is."
Alexandra Browning, BMus'62, was ii,
Kingston, Ontario for a performance with tha
city's symphony orchestra under the direction
of Alexander Brott. She has studied in England
at the London Opera Centre and has been u
member of Benjamin Britten's English Opera
Group. After making her debut in 1973 at the
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, she returned to Canada in 1975 to teach voice as
artist-in-residence at UBC. She now lives in
Toronto....If you eat an apple a day, Lionel
Desharnais, BCom'62, will be very happy. He
has been promoted to the new position of marketing manager with B.C. Tree Fruits and
Sun-Rype Products Ltd. Before taking over as
domestic sales manager in 1973, he was marketing planner and coordinator Brian L.
McDermott, BA'63, is now director of marketing and sales for Kaiser Resources products
A Postie's Lot
Is Not
A Happf One . -.
Specially, when he brings the
Alumni Records Department
bags of Alumni 'Unknowns'..
So if you're planning to
change your name, address or
life style.. .let us know —
and bring a little lightness
to a postie's walk, (enclosure of your
Chronicle mailing label is helpful)
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the place where
wise graduates
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and other things
34  Chronicle/Spring, 1978 ■-zizzzrTiizzi^nz^^7:^rTjui .
i oughout the world.
Coordinator of community and regional ser-
, i-s at Grande Prairie Regional College, Al-
>:«; Rmox, BA'64, has been elected to chair
■ college general council. The council is rep-
-cntative of all college constituencies and
'.urged with the responsibility for internal
,vernance....Rolf N. Pedersen, BSc'64, has
oved to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where he is a
n:or exploration geophysicist with Riofinex,
P.io Tinto subsidiary....Adding to his list of
i wspapers,  Ronald  Raymond  Walter,
V64, who operates Hometown Publications
. Moose Jaw, Sask., has recently purchased
ie Estevan Mercury....Soprano Judith D.
. ui-st, BMus'65, who has been associated with
-._ Metropolitan Opera of New York since
'•,>8, performed at the Western Manitoba Cen-
i ','iial Auditorium last November. The con-
it was dedicated to Maureen Forrester and
■ is the first in the Overture Concerts Associa-
-. ;n series.  She will appear as Suzuki in
'■ Madam Butterfly" in the VOA Spring Series.
David W. Hembling, BA'65, will present a
wper at the 9th international congress of the
mternational Association for Child Psychiatry
and Allied Professions being held in Melbourne, Australia, in August 1978. Since 1975,
he has been serving as family consultant in the
Kamloops school district... .Toronto Globe and
Mail foreign correspondent, Ross H. Munro,
BA'65, has ended a two and a half year tour of
duty in Peking. He was the only North American newspaper correspondent in that city.
Seems his visa was not renewed following publication of a series of articles on human rights in
China....Stuart H. Noble, BSF'65, has been
appointed director of personnel and industrial
relations at Fording Coal. He will be responsible for employee/industrial relations at the
company's coal mining operations at Elkford
and at its head office in Calgary....Marcia
Vaie, BA'65, (MA, Kent; PhD, Hong Kong),
is now teaching English in the department of
letters, English section, at the Mohamed V
University in Rabat, Morocco. She would welcome the chance to correspond with other UBC
alumni in the area.
Sharron R. Schneider, BA'66, is the new
coordinator at the Interior Public  Legal
Awareness Society in Kamloops, B.C. She was
previously a supervisor for the Interior with the
nnnistry of labor youth employment program
\nd was also a counsellor with Canada Manpower....Edward E. Sparling, BCom'67, has
"X en named vice-president of marketing with
; icdle Limitee.... One of four associate editors
uh Weekend Magazine which is carried in the
• ancouver Sun and 20 other Canadian news-
■-.pers, Judy Bing Stoffman, BA'68, has had a
Tied career in communications since obtain-
K her MA from Sussex University in England
1969. She has worked as a story editor on "As
(-Happens", an editor on the National News
■r CBC Radio, a freelance broadcaster for
t C, and has contributed articles on food and
;king to the Canadian Magazine (now her
■npetition). Before joining Weekend, she was
''<T<munications coordinator for the Women's
I'reau ofthe Ontario ministry of labor.
jack Barkley, BA'69, L.ACTG'73, is the
'.ministrative assistant in the Cerebral Palsy
•.ociation's Vancouver office. For two years
or to joining the CPA staff, he was an inde-
'.dent bookkeeper....Not content to im-
ve one building at a time, Edmonton ar-
i ect, Gene Dub, BArch'69, decided to enter
■c politics and was elected to city council last
Judy Stoffman
October. He explains: "I can do more good at
city hall with one change in a bylaw that will
affect 50 buildings than by designing one good
building by my self. "...Wayne and Shuster,
Rowan and Martin, Damon and Pythias —
beware! Another duo has hit the entertainment
scene and Halifax radio listeners and theatre
goers are fast learning to recognize their barbed
wit. Half of this new writing team is Ray Whitley, BA'69, MA'70, who doubles as a lecturer
at Mount St. Vincent University. Together
with his partner, Mark DeWolf, they have
written and performed radio skits for CBC's
"Information Morning" program, and have
adapted the Puss-in-Boots fairy tale for a new
stage version. They are currently preparing
another adaptation for the Neptune Theatre —
"The Snow Queen" — complete with script,
music and lyrics.
Earle W.H. Wood, MA'70, has been appointed superintendent of the school district
which encompasses the city of Saint John, New
Brunswick. He is now faced with a "big challenge" as he has to deal not only with the decreasing annual allotment of funds from the
government, but also with a decreasing enrolment that amounts to a loss of revenue of approximately $3 million. He has been with the
district for 16 years as teacher, vice-principal,
educational psychologist and assistant superintendent.... Associate professor of education at
the University of Victoria, W. Johns Marker,
EdD'71, is the editor of a book entitled Classroom Strategies For Secondary Reading... .Assistant professor of communication studies at
Simon Fraser University, Barry Traax,
MMus'71, was one of two musicians commissioned by St. John's Anglican Church, Ottawa,
to compose works for organ and electronic
tape. The first performance took place last October.
Two new books have been produced by
alumni ofthe '70s for those who appreciate fine
photographs along with fine facts....The most
recent addition to the UBC Press series in the
field of Indian studies and B.C. history is Early
Indian Village Churches, by John Veiiette,
BA'71 and Gary White. Other contributors of
commentaries on the wooden frontier architecture of B.C. are Harold Kalman, a former UBC
prof and author of Exploring Vancouver, Robin
Fisher, PhD'74, who now teaches at Simon
Fraser University and Warren Sommer,
Alan Insley
BA'73, MA'77, who has spent many years
searching the history of the mission church ••
The large format book is a record of the "p
found revolution that took place in Indian culture between 1860 and 1900 when approximately 80 per cent of the province's Indians
became at least nominal Christians." Veillette
and White travelled thousands of miles
throughout B.C. to photograph — superbly —
the remaining churches.... Whether it's a crisply clear winter morning or a soggy spring
afternoon there are always people enjoying the
beauty of Stanley Park but often the flora and
fauna surrounding them has a distinctly unknown quality. A handy portable solution to
questions that arise from this state of affairs can
be found in A Nature Walk in Stanley Park.
Written and photographed — in full color —
by UBC grad students Betty Hfflaby Cavin,
BSc'75 and Christine Prescott-AUen, the book
concentrates on the plants, animals and birds
that you will find on a stroll around Beaver
Lake and Lost Lagoon. What started out as a
Careers '75 project to provide summer
employment for some UBC students has
wound up as this most attractive and useful
volume published by Mitchell Press.
Chilliwack youngsters now have a chance to
meet such characters as Jack the Giant Killer, a
mouse, a prince and a ferocious lion. They are
some of the colorful puppet characters created
by Deborah Duncan, BA'72, MLS'77, children's librarian for the Chilliwack section ofthe
Fraser Valley regional library system. The creation of the puppets and the writing of the
scripts are part of her plans to attract children
to the library....Amid coconuts, papayas and
breadfruits, and beside tropical white sand
beaches, Michael Gee, BEd'72, and his wife
Frances Gee, BEd'72, are presently involved
in teaching the 300 plus students on tiny Rong
Rong Island, 40 miles from the district centre,
Majuro, of the Marshall Islands. Their pre-
Christmas comment: "Believe it or not, we
think we'll miss the snow."...Acting, writing,
directing, and composing music and songs for
over 10 years, John H. Gray, MA'72, is an
original member of Vancouver's Tamahnous
Theatre. The group's recent production of his
18 Wheels — a musical play about C.B.s and
truckers — originally produced in Toronto's
Theatre Passe Muraille, met with such a success that it is now being made into a record, and
also may soon be published.
And speaking of theatre: provincial theatre
consultant, Marcus Handmam, BA'72, views
the B.C. Drama Association as a potentially
strong voice for theatre arts in the province.
35 r7_
Handman has worked in theatre in eastern
Canada, been a freelance radio interviewer, an
administrator for the Anna Wyman Dance
Theatre, a producer-director for Channel 10 in
North Vancouver and a theatre manager for
Genesis  Theatre Company Marie P.A.
LaRoche, BMus'72, is now working on her
masters degree in music education at the University of Victoria. In December she was in
Kamloops where she was one of four soloists
singing Bach's Christmas Oratorio with the
Okanagan Symphony Choir....Judy McLeod,
BA'72, is one of Kitchener's two city planners.
She worked with Ontario's ministry of housing
before joining the Kitchener department in
"There's a need for singles to become aware
of their freedoms and options," says Margaret
H. Penn, MA'72, one of two counsellors who
gave a Capilano College workshop entitled "On
Being Single — or How to be Happily Unmarried." The program was designed to alleviate
some of the pressure on both single men and
women to couple up. "What we want to do is to
help them come alive now, to be able to appreciate some of the blessings of being on their
own."...Formerly assistant district agriculturist at Williams Lake, Peter Fofonoff,
BSc'73, is now that area's new district agriculturist.... President of the Intrawest Group of
Companies, JosephHoussain, (BCom, Sask.),
MBA'73, has named John deC. Evans,
BCom'72, as the group's vice-president of development....From Lagos, Peter M. Ogbang,
PhD'73, writes to say that he is now federal
civil commissioner for health. Since leaving
UBC, he has been a lecturer in English at the
University of Ibadan and civil commissioner
for education, Cross River State of Nigeria,
A young company in Bamfield, on the west
coast of Vancouver Island, may be proving that
seaweed is the crop of the future for west coast
aquaculture. Canadian Bethnic Ltd., with
Geoff Lindsay, BSc'74, as vice-president, has
been doing research for the federal ministry of
fisheries and environment to determine
whethergracilaria, a spidery, reddish plant can
be cultivated successfully in floating bags and
impoundments. The weed yields a commercially valuable substance now being supplied to
the pharmaceutical, food and manufacturing
industries by Japanese and European sources
....Elaine Marion Scott, BHE'74, MSc'76,
has been appointed provincial nutritionist for
Manitoba. Most recently, she was with the
Vancouver City health department and prior to
that, was employed by the Jamaican health
department....A teacher at Kamanituak
School, Baker Lake, N.W.T., Barbara E.
Cochran, BA'75, expressed her concern during the recent search for the missing Soviet
satellite that there are no words in Inuktituut to
denote 'satellite', 'radiation' or any other ofthe
many technical terms used in the media's
coverage of the event. The older Inuit had to
rely on the approximate translations of their
English-speaking children.
After two years as an exchange student,
under the auspices of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, spent at Peking University and working in factories and
communes, Jean Sibley, BA'75, returned to
her home in Sackville, N.B. last summer. She
has given a series of lecture;, on her experiences
in the People's Republic of China at Mourn
Allison  University.
Berg-Abermeth. Victor, Count von Berg tc
Hilde Abermeth, BEd'64, (Baronness von dei
Ropp), August 24, 1977 in Courtenay
B.C....Brent-Eckmann. Robert J. Brent.
BASc'74, MBA'76, to Martha J. Eckmann.
July 10, 1977 in Riverside, California....Fraser-jefferson. Eldon Fraser to Ann
Louise Jefferson, BCom'76, December 20,
1977 in Toronto, Ontario.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Andres, BA'69,
(Elizabeth Small, BEd'68), a daughter, Monica
Lyn, May 2 5, 19 77 in Agassiz.... Mr. and Mrs.
Paul A. Bingham, BA'67, MSW'70, MSc'77,
(Rosemary Smith, BSc'70), a son, Thomas
Matthew, October 28,1977in Nanaimo... .Mr.
and Mrs. Vernon Buchholz, (Maureen
Schink, BA'70), a son, Sean Allen, December
13,1977 in White Rock... .Mr. and Mrs. Terry
Corcoran, BEd'73, a daughter, Kelsey
Lauren, November 17, 1977 in Kelowna
....Mr. and Mrs. John A. Eckersley, BSc'65,
A Special Christmas Citiise
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December 16,1978 to January 4,1979
The luxurious ROYAL VIKING SEA  will sail from
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Meanwhile, you will enjoy superb dining,
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For complete details mail to:  Roseway Travel Ltd.
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From $2496 (US) double occupancy of outside
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36 ChroniclelSpnng, 1978 ^ „... . — .is.'i
.,,-V70, (Debbie Tjoei, BSc'73), a daughter,
'livia Joan, November 7, 1977 in North Van-
,'jver....Mr. and Mrs. Brian Ellis, PhD'70,
, argaret Dempsey, BA'68), a daughter, Jes-
, j Johnston, October 8, 1977 in Guelph, On-
iio....Mr. and Mrs. Peter Fletcher, (Phyllis
Fletcher, BA'72), a son, Peter Andrew,
• ovember 11, 1977 in Toronto, On-
no....Mr. and Mrs. David H. Friederich,
\A'72, a daughter, Taryn Vanessa, July 4,
<77 in Dawson Creek....Dr. and Mrs. E.G.
'HTire, BASc'64, PhD'70, (Elizabeth J.
hataway, BA'67), a son, Richard Thomas
^ataway, May 23, 1977 in Regina, Sas-
itchewan....Mr. and Mrs. Dennis N. Hon,
■k'72, BSP'76, a daughter, Kelly Denise, Oc-
.,ber 25, 1977 in Prince Rupert....Mr. and
• irs. Emie Levesque, MA'74, a son, Alain
K'phael, December 21, 1977 in Ottawa, On-
no....Dr. and Mrs. Edward McBean,
'-.ASc'68, a daughter, Melissa Joy, September
!- 1977 in Waterloo, Ontario....Cpl. and Mrs.
O.G. Schaefer, (Barbara E. Would, BA'72), a
son, Paul Jeffrey, October 28, 1977 in
Forestburg, Alberta....Mr. and Mrs. Gerry
Siorch, (Betty Wurtele, BA'62), a son, Chris-
copher Friedrich Thomas, September 25, 1977
in Vancouver....Mr. and Mrs. Douglas S.
Walkley, BCom'73, (Sharon Lynne Walkley,
BEd'75), a daughter, Hilary Joy, July 15, 1977
in Vernon.
Herbert J. Barratt, BASc'31, January, 1978 in
Vancouver. After graduating from UBC, he
worked with B.C. Pulp and Paper Co., until
World War II when he went to Montreal to
design ammunition plants. He returned to
Vancouver in 1948 and entered partnership
with an engineering firm which became the
Phillips-Barratt Co. He helped design the Vancouver International Airport, the new Georgia
Street viaduct, the Pacific Coliseum, the Ag-
rodome and numerous major B.C. bridges. He
retired in 1968. A Fellow ofthe American Society of Civil Engineers and a member of the
Association of Professional Engineers, he is
survived by his wife, three sons (Christopher
J.C. Barratt, BASc'64), two daughters
(Rosemary Barratt McTavish, BEd'70), a
brother (Philip Barratt, BASc'32) and a sister.
Lola Gail Clague, BSN'69, November, 1977
in Kamloops, B.C. She received several scholarships during her studies at UBC and began
her nursing career at Vancouver General Hospital. She taught nursing at B.C.I.T., before
moving to Campbell River in 1969 where she
continued her activities with the NDP party.
She joined the Cariboo Community College
staff in July, 1977. Survived by her husband
(Ian Clague, LLB'71), her parents and a sister.
Katherine Pillsbury Keenleyside, BA'20,
(BSc, Simmons), December, 1977 in Victoria,
B.C. Accompanying her husband on his duties
with the Canadian diplomatic service, she was
involved in the UN Women's Guild and the
Japanese International Christian University.
She always maintained a keen interest in hospitals, schools and special facilities for children.
Survived by her husband, Hugh Keenleyside,
BA'20, (PhD, Clark), LLD'45, a son (Dr.
Miles H.A. Keenleyside, BA'52, MA'53),
three daughters (Mary Keenleyside Segal,
MSW'69), and three sisters.
Stanley Rhys Say, BASc'23, January, 1978 in
Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was a captain in
the Canadian Army during World War I, and a
retired senior geologist with Shell Oil Co. Survived by his wife, two sons and a sister.
Louis J. Schulson, BA'64, October, 1977 in
Ladysmith, B.C. After studying economics at
M.I.T. (1964-1968) as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and as a Canada Council Fellow, he taught
at the Universities of Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Survived by his parents and two brothers
(Nicholas G. Schulson, MD'72 and Erland M.
Schulson, MASc'64, PhD'68).
Terence N. Stringer, MASc'58, December,
1977 near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. One ofthe
100 people killed when a hijacked Malaysian jet
crashed near the capital ofthe country, he was
flying from Hong Kong on business as managing director of MacMillan Jardine — a MacMillan Bloedel affiliate. He joined MacMillan
Bloedel in 1967 as special projects assistant in
the chief forester's office and for the past few
years had been living with his family in Hong
Kong. Survived by his wife and two daughters.
A. Special Note
Frederick Read, January, 1978 in Kamloops,
B.C. Originally from England, he studied law
at the University of Manitoba and soon after
graduating, was made professor of law at that
university. After World War II, he moved to
Vancouver where he assisted in the opening of
the new faculty of law at UBC in 1946. He later
entered private practice in Vancouver and in
1975 retired at the age of 92 years. In 1972 he
was given the key to Vancouver and was made a
freeman of the city. He was the oldest living
member ofthe Canadian Bar Association. Survived by a daughter and two granddaughters.
The Chronicle welcomes your views on matters of
interest to alumni and its articles. Letters are subject to editing in the interests of brevity and taste
and no letters will be published later than two
:ssues following the provocative article.
An appreciative note
Congratulations on the last issue of the Chroni-
ie (Winter 77). It is the most informative and
-'-ajoyable issue I have seen. Allan Smith's article on Quebec is tops.
Lillian Cowdell Gates, BA'24
Ithaca, New York
.'he senate election —
\n elector's ¥iew
he senate consists of a group of people who
'crsee academic affairs for the university.
BC graduates are responsible for electing a
imber of these. A list arrives, this year with
names, and I am asked to vote for 11 of
''m. Sometimes I know a few of the candi-
• res, or know about them, but often there is
nothing to go on except the resumes provided
on the list.
The candidates are of course to be congratulated on offering themselves for this public service, and I want to make it clear that the remarks which follow are in no way intended to
be personal. The problem is general.
Just one thing: most have reached executive
heights, but surely their spouses' eminence or
the number of their children — or even grandchildren — does not help us to judge whether
they will make good senate members. Let us
keep limited space for relevant items.
First, apparently they all live in Vancouver
(one lives in Victoria. - Ed.), and probably do
not know what it is like to struggle for an
education in Kitimat or Kaslo. Second, their
range of occupations is limited: three lawyers
(one attached to real estate), a real estate seller,
three people in forestry, an investment dealer,
a chartered accountant, people in public relations, travel advice and so on. One is professionally connected with education in technology. There are six commerce and three MBA
degrees. Third, there is nothing to tell the voter
whether most of the candidates are interested
in education. Do they know what modern universities are for? Have they a philosophy of
education and what is it?
The management of our resources is the
basis of our material life. Where is there a hint
of interest in and knowledge of agriculture,
without which none of us will survive? Are they
ready to do something about the dangerous
scarcity of doctoral candidates in agriculture?
What about fisheries and mining? What about
the all-important natural sciences now so much
to the fore, and what about environmental
studies? Are they deeply concerned about any
of these fields? I do not know.
What about the arts? (I notice with pleasure
one A.R.C.T.) What about an interest in pure
thought? What about other peoples on earth?
Have they knowledge of the necessity for research and discovery in every field? Are they
interested in having students learn to think and
to find relationships in thought? What is their
opinion about standards? What about having a
large body of people literate in the broad sense
of the word?
What about UBC's largest department: continuing education, in which the university, ideally at least, reaches out to the whole province?
What about that correspondence student in the
The senate approves new courses. Are the
candidates willing to drop old ones and overlapping ones? Are they willing to get away from
the cafeteria approach and have courses as the
part of a whole? The new president ofthe University of Toronto has declared himself in favor
of this. New courses come in as knowledge
advances, but they do not need to come in as
part of a gypsy's basket of assorted goodies.
I find myself baffled by the problem of getting answers to these questions. How can we
arrive at a better system?
Dorothy Fraser, BA'32,
Osoyoos, B.C.
(Fraser is a former member of the Universities
Council of B.C. and chaired its committee for
continuing education - Ed.)
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