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Volume 47
Number 3
Winter 1993
Board of Management
Elected Member?
Chris Petty, MFA'86
Jim Stich,
Assistont Editor
Dale Fuller
Past President
Martin Glynn.
BA(Hons)74, MBA'76
Elizabeth Godley
Sr. Vice President
Debra L Browning,
Pat Higinbotham
Jonathan Krueger
Zoe Landale
Mardi Wareham
Dickson Wong,
Alemberc-oUarge '92-'94
Pamela Friedrich, BA'67
Congratulations poured in when Michael
Gary Moore, BCom'76, MBA'82
Louanne Twaites, BSc(Pharm)'53
Smith won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for
Atembers-ol-cc-rge '92-'%
Beryl March. BA'42. MSA'62.
thtn.n Cm«t,   n&'flO   1 1 B'QC
his work reprogramming genes. Photograph
by Pat Higinbotham.
Grace Wong, BEd'74. MBA'83
Executive Director
Deborah Apps
Editorial Committee
Ron Burke
Steve Crombie
Katie Eliot
Dale Fuller
Chris Petty
Sue Watts
Carla Weaver
Don Wells
The UBC Alumni Chronicle is published 3
times annually by the UBC Alumni
Association, 6251 Cecil Green Park Road,
Vancouver, B.C., V6T IZI. It is distributed
free to all graduates of UBC. Member,
Council for the Advancement and Support
of Education
Printed in Canada
by Mitchell Press
ISSN 0824-1279
Stich and Strangway talk about UBC, Crompton
chairs the BOG, Smith wins bigtime, and lots more
Notes from West Africa
Jonathan Krueger writes of his experiences while helping
in a clinic & high school in "vivid, noisy, chaotic" Benin.
The Celluloid Kids
UBC's film department grads are making their
marks in the "reel" world
The Struggle for Inclusion
An international conference attracts experts and
participants to UBC from the far corners of the earth.
Alumni News
Jim Stich's Column
David Strangway's Column
Faculty News
Book s
Class Acts
Miscellaneous Photos
29 Bold Leadership Revives UBC
The University of British Columbia has a high profile in BC.
Newspapers across the province regularly publish news items
generated by UBC research, and it's a rare issue of the Vancouver
Sun or Province that does not carry a story quoting a UBC authority on
some matter of national or international importance. UBC is the foremost
source of new technology, new research and
new ideas in British Columbia.
The university gets bad press as well.
UBC, seen by some as a large, impersonal
organization, is often blamed for things over
which it has little control. Also, events on or
around the campus are open to public
scrutiny (as they should be), and the
university is often criticized for the decisions
it makes. "It," of course, doesn't make the
decisions: individuals do. And the individual
most often criticized for controversial
decisions is David Strangway.
This criticism is wholly undeserved. David Strangway's contribution to
UBC and, directly, to the development of British Columbia, has been quite
When Dr. Strangway came to UBC in 1985, the university was at a
crossroads. Years of fiscal restraint had resulted in a run-down campus and
a dispirited faculty. There were two choices for the new president: downsize and downgrade the university to reflect its diminishing status, or
create a new vision for growth. Strangway went for a new vision.
He saw that UBC had vast potential to become a first-rate university.
At the same time, he saw that the British Columbia economy was
dependent on UBC's ability to produce the people and the ideas necessary
for growth and prosperity. His vision, which he spelled out in his "Second
to None" document, was to make UBC "a world renowned institution of
higher education and research." His vision is becoming reality.
The World of Opportunity Campaign, which winds up this year, has
raised over $260 million for buildings, chairs, fellowships, scholarships and
bursaries.This massive infusion of funding, over and above operating funds,
will rebuild much of UBC's crumbling infrastructure, establish new areas of
study, and open the university to new opportunities for growth in the
Whatever criticisms might be launched against the university, the
reality is that David Strangway has breathed new life into UBC, and has
paved the way for its development in the 21 st Century.
The Alumni Association has long admired the work of Dr. Strangway
and his wife, Alice Strangway. Mrs. Strangway has provided a solid foundation of support for university and Association activities, and has played an
active role in the success ofthe campaign. In recognition of their contributions, we have named David and Alice Strangway Honorary Members of
the Alumni Association.
We are honoured to have them join our number, and are fortunate to
have colleagues with such dedication to our university.
Jim Stich, President, UBC Alumni Association
UBC alumni living anywhere outside the Lower Mainland are invited to contact our office if they
are interested in meeting other
alumni in their area.
Recent Events
Milan, Italy, Sept. 16. The Association was part of an "All Canadian Universities" evening sponsored by the Canadian Consulate.
We received reports that our display was "by far the grandest and
most elaborate." Over 250 grads
from 25 universities attended. As
one grad said, "It's about time
Canada made some noise abroad."
Denver, Sept. 20. Grads attended
a reception with Dr. Strangway at
the Brown Palace Hotel.Thanks to
Joanne Loh BASc(MechEng)'82
for helping with the arrangements.
Williams Lake, Oct. I.Bill
Sundhu BA'80 MC'd a reception
and introduced Dr. Strangway to
alumni, many of whom had attended our breakfast there 2 years
ago.Thanks to Bill for helping with
the arrangements.
New York, Oct. 14. Branch rep
Linda Fong BASc(CivEng)'93,
new in New York, and Glen Elliott,
ex-staffer now taking grad studies
at Columbia, hosted an evening
with Dr. Strangway and alumni at
the Plaza Hotel. Special guest was
Norman Hildes-Heim (Honorary Alumnus Award 1986), who
later hosted a dinner for Dr.
Canberra, Australia, Nov. I.
Canberra grads and Dr. Strangway
were guests at a reception hosted
by the Canadian High Commissioner, L. Michael Berry, at his official residence. Gardiner Wilson
BA'66, Deputy High Commissioner, coordinated the reception
on our behalf.Thanks to Mr. Berry
who kindly extended the invitations to his home.
President's Branch
Tour Continues
David Strangway will visit BC
branches in the spring, including
Nanaimo Mar. 14,Victoria Mar. 15,
Kamloops Feb. 23 and Kelowna
Feb.22. Invitations will be sent to
alumni in those areas.
We will hold a reception at BC
House in London on July I, 1994,
and an event the next day at the
Henley Regatta. Watch for details
in the Spring Chronicle.
The Homecoming committee's
goal was to create a family weekend, and it seems to have worked.
With hot air balloon rides, a mini
World Cup soccer tournament for
children, the Chemistry Magic
Show, Earthquake simulator, a
closely fought Blue and Gold Football Game, and the Beefeaters
Marching Band, there was something for everyone.
The highlight of Homecoming
was the Arts '20 Relay.The awards
ceremony was held in a huge tent
on the Sub Plaza where pancake
breakfast chefs flipped flapjacks.
Race winners all went home with
mini replicas of the Cairn for trophies. The most demanding of all
sporting events, the World's Biggest Croquet Tournament, followed the Arts '20 Relay.
Other events included a speakers series at IRC, reunions, division events and a reception for entrance scholarships recipients. SUB
celebrated its 25th anniversary
with many events including an
Octoberfest managed by the EUS
and birthday cake for all.
Byron Hender BCom'68 received the Great Trekker Award
this year. In attendance was
Evelyn Lett BA' 17, who was presented with the same award by By-
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1993 NEWS
ron in 1965. Nestor Korchinsky
received the Blythe Eagles Volunteer award at the Great Trek Remembered Lunch.
Kappa Sigma: On October 6,
Kappa Sigma pledged 28 new members, the largest pledge class on
campus for the fourth straight
The division will host a Founders' Day lunch at the end of January, 1994, and all alumni are invited. Guest of honour will be
Brother Brian O'Dwyer.
Grads are also invited to meetings, held every Wednesday at 7
pm. If Kappa Sigma has lost track
of you, call the Association offices.
Human Kinetics: The division
held its annual PE and Rec. Alumni
Endowment Scholarship Award
recognition ceremony at the
undergrad society's wine and
cheese reception at Cecil Green
Park on October 7.
Chris Loat BPE'88, MPE'9I and
Robert Schultz BPE'61 installed
a division display case in the War
Memorial Gym. It highlights activities, events and individuals of the
Association and the division, and
will feature a different grad every
month, starting with the first
graduating class ('49) and Rick
Hansen BPE'86, LLD(Hon)'87.
Partial funding came from the
President's Allocations Committee.
Agriculture: Dean Jim Richards
hosted a lunch at Cecil Green Park
to honour international scholars.
International graduate students,
Education Abroad students and international alumni joined members
of the faculty and university reps
over lunch.
People came from 32 countries
in Latin America, Europe, Africa,
Asia and the Middle East.
Professors Emeriti: On September 22, one of Canada's leading
economists, Professor Dick
Lipsey BA'51 of SFU spoke to
about 80 members of the division
on the North American Free Trade
Professor Lipsey outlined reasons why he believes that Canada,
the US and Mexico would benefit
from NAFTA.
Medicine: On September 23, 55
golfers teed off in the 8th Annual
Medical Student Alumni Tournament at the University Golf
Prizes went to John Maynard;
Mike Marshall BSc'72, MD'82;
John Zohrab, Peter Hayton, David
Wickham BSc'79, MD'82 and Stu
The 9th annual tournament is
scheduled for September 22, 1994
at the University Golf Course. Interested? Call Brad Fritz   BSc'72,
MD'75; Lesjanz MD'58 or
Bernie Dejong MD'57 or the
manager of the Medical Student &
Alumni Centre at 879-8496.
The 1994 Medical Ball will be
held on February 12, 1994 in the
Harbourview Room of the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre.
For information, call 822-3313.
Rehabilitation Sciences: The
September 30 event included a
guest lecturer, introduction of the
mentorship program, food and socializing. Priorities this year are the
mentorship program and getting
more alumni involved in school activities.We also hope to help the
school raise money for the grad
student awards program. To get
involved or to pass on news,
please contact Sue Kozak BA'86,
BSc(OT)'9l (872-0245) or Noni
Metcalf BPE'86, BSc(OT)'92 (736-
Alpha Delta Pi: Alpha Delta Pi
will sponsor Career Night in
March 1994 and possibly a black-
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Crompton to Chair
UBC Board of Governors
Barbara Crompton, BEd'72, has been appointed Chair ofthe UBC Board of Governors,
replacing the retiring Ken Bagshaw.
Crompton was recommended to the Board of
Governors by the Alumni Association, and was
first appointed in September, 1990. She established The Fitness Group in 1978 and is president
of BC's Health Systems Group, a company that
manages exercise, stress and nutrition programs
for corporate clients.
She was on the taskforce committee to create a
provincial registration and training program for
fitness instructors, and served as the Canadian
representative on an international organization
for fitness professionals.
Michael Partridge has had his term on the
Board extended. He has been active in Alumni
Association affairs for years, serving as president in 1982-'83. He
won the Blythe Eagles Service Award, and was co-chair of the David
Lam Management Research Endowment Fund.
Harvard Business School
MBA Program
Harvard Business School encourages applications
from Canadians with undergraduate degrees in all
academic disciplines and a career interest in general
Fellowships and financial aid are available, including
funds from Canadian donors earmarked for Canadian
Please contact the School to receive a catalogue and
application, and to inquire about dates and times of
Open House receptions being held in selected major
Canadian cities.
Please direct all inquiries to:
MBA Admissions Office
Harvard Business School
Soldiers Field
Boston, MA 02163 USA
Tel.      (617)495-6127
Fax      (617)496-9272
In accordance with Harvard University policy. Harvard Business School does not
discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexuai orientation,
religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, veteran status, or handicap in
admission to. access lo, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities.
UBC- An mm Chronicle, Wimkr 1993 NEWS
Brains, Not Buildings Make a University
There has been a good deal of attention paid to the construction
boom currently underway at UBC. In every corner of the campus,
it seems, a new building is being built, or an addition is being made
to an existing one. It is an exciting time at UBC.
Some of this activity is the result of the
World of Opportunity Campaign, which will
wind up this year after raising more than $260
million for the university. Some is the result of
self-financing projects such as faculty apartments and student residences, and some is the
result of ongoing provincial capital funding.
But the big story isn't about bricks and mortar. The campaign is about what UBC does
best — promoting academic and intellectual
excellence — and its real success will be reflected in what goes on inside those new buildings.
The campaign has allowed us to put in place endowment funding for 57
new academic chairs, 53 new scholarships, bursaries and fellowships, and 15
new professorships in a wide range of fields including health, the environment, law, ethics, business, science, engineering and the arts.
What this means in real terms is that we will now be able to focus even
more of our energy on first-class teaching and internationally acclaimed research. Here are just a few examples.
Our new Occupational Hygiene graduate program (the first of its kind in
western Canada) and three new faculty chairs that serve the program have
been established. Graduates will take up positions in government, industry
and the community to monitor and investigate environment-related health
hazards in the workplace.
The Centre for Applied Ethics explores moral issues in business, the professions, health care, science and technology. Its focus is multidisciplinary
and, with new chairs in applied ethics, biomedical ethics and business ethics,
will forge new relationships among faculties and departments.
The Institute of Asian Research helps us focus our energies on our links
with the Pacific Rim. The Institute includes centres for Chinese, Japanese,
Korean, South Asian and Southeast Asian research. UBC is recognized as a
North American leader in Asian research, and these new centres, all funded
by the campaign, will move us to the highest level of academic achievement
as Canada's intellectual gateway to the Pacific.
Of course, the proof of UBC's abilities in the academic arena must be
shown in our research output.The recent announcement of Michael Smith
as 1993 Nobel Prize co-winner in Chemistry supplies this proof: our abilities
are world class.
When you come to UBC and see the campus-in-progress, or when you
hear of new projects in the wings, remember that the real work goes on inside the buildings.After all the dust has settled and the tractors and cement
trucks move away, it is the quiet, considered, intellectual work by excellent
faculty and students supported by first-rate staff that makes a university.
I offer my sincere thanks to those alumni who supported the campaign,
and welcome your support in the future.
David Strangway, President, University of British Columbia
tie reception next Spring. Thanks
to all the lost alumnae who contacted the Association! If you're
not on the mailing list, please
phone president Ann
McCutcheon BA'91 at (604) 669-
3725 or write her at # 1005-1 I I I
Barclay Street, Vancouver, BCV6E
IG9. Get involved!
The Vancouver Alumnae
Panhellenic Association: VAPA
oversees the collegiate Panhellenic
at UBC and meets monthly to review operations and get updates
on activities. If you have lost contact with your sorority, please
contact Anne McCutcheon at
VAPA. See above for Ann's address
and telephone number.
Music: On October 2nd, members
of the class of '73 hosted a get-
together in the music building.
Rena Sharon and Lauren Wagner
presented repertoire from an
upcoming tour, and a student
chamber group performed a
Mozart flute quartet. Louise
Bradley BMus'73 created a class
list of 1973 which was hung on the
4th floor of the music building.
Music grads should watch The
Chronicle for notice of next year's
Homecoming event. This year's
event was partially funded by a
grant from the President's Allocation Committee.
Nursing: Alumni held their annual
Homecoming brunch at Cecil
Green Park on September 26.
Nora Whyte MSN'88 spoke on
nursing's role in health care reform
in BC.
The annual potluck dinner was
held on October 21. Following dinner, Jacquelyn Campbell BA'85,
the 1993 Marion Woodward lecturer, spoke on family violence:
"Sanctions & Sanctuary, Culture
and Wife Beating."
The next Annual Dinner will be
held on May 12, 1994.This event
will be co-sponsored by the UBC
School of Nursing and is part of
the School's 75th Anniversary celebrations.
If you have changed your name
or address or know of colleagues
who have done so, please send updates to: Ann-Shirley Goodell
BSN'60, 3254 Archibald Way, Whistler, BC.V9N IB3.
Pharmacy: Pharmacy's AGM was
held on October 18 at La Notte
restaurant. It was a great success
and everyone had a good time.
Engineering: The division revived
"Old Red New Red" at Cecil
Green Park on September 30. Lots
of students and alumni turned out,
and even a few faculty made an appearance. In keeping with the finest oral traditions, stories of old
exams and famous engineering
stunts were swapped. Several
alumnae were also on hand to provide guidance and motivation to
the women undergrads.The division would like to thank the President's Allocations Committee for
funding assistance.
Social Work:The division held its
first AGM in the Jack Bell Building,
the new home of the School of Social Work. Alumni, faculty and students enjoyed a presentation by
Bridget Moran, author and retired
social worker.
The division has launched the
"Friends of the School" project.
The Friends are building a reading
collection and assist students with
access to the UBC Library.
Board members met with the
accreditation team that visited the
school and will sponsor an awards
evening during the "Poverty: Women's Perspectives" conference at
UBC. Future plans include
fundraising and a history of social
work education at UBC. Interested
alumni may contact Marty Lund
BSW'81, MSW'85 at 299-2278.
Geography: On October I over
200 geographers returned to UBC
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to celebrate Homecoming. Students met potential alumni mentors. The mentorship program began last spring and boasts over
ninety-five pairs of alumni and students.
Some of the highlights from the
annual Homecoming barbecue and
open house were a student demonstration of computer-aided geographical information systems
(GIS) and a photo exhibit of the
Cultural Geography Studies
Abroad program.
Afterwards at the AGM, new officers were elected, and Nelson
Riis BEd'67, MA'70, MP for
Kamloops, received the Distinguished Geographer Award. After
Riis earned his MA from UBC he
went on to establish the first geography department in BC's interior
at Cariboo College in Kamloops.
Events to come for this division
include a career night in February.
Look for your Geogramme Newsletter.
Class of'33:Thirty-seven members gathered for a lunch at Cecil
Green Park, then took a bus tour
of the campus. Later, a reception
was held at the home of Dr. &
Mrs. Strangway.Thanks to Gordon
Stead, Bob Osborne, Vic Rogers
and Bill Gibson.
Class of '43: Grads enjoyed a
banquet, campus bus tour and
lunch in September. MC John
Carson pointed out that theirs was
the only UBC graduating class to
have a paperback yearbook, the
result of war-time cutbacks. Class
valedictorian John Halstead described how, like many others, he
enlisted the day after graduation. It
was a wonderful and unforgettable
'53 Law:The class was delighted
to have Dean Emeritus George
Curtis and Professor Emeritus
Fred Carruthers join them on September 18th at the Arbutus Club.
The talk (regulated by an improvised talking stick) and various
other substances flowed until the
small hours.
'53 Applied Science: A crowd of
99 Engineers came together on
September 18th and did what engineers do. After a tour of campus
they gathered for a dinner with
Dean Axel Meisen.A display of
photos captured their antics on
campus 40 years ago. Dimi
Couroubakalis and his wife travelled from Greece for this reunion.
'63 Applied Science: Members
of this lively crowd travelled from
as far away as California, Ottawa
and Toronto for an evening of camaraderie and a few outrageous
lies. Former professors John
Anderson, Noel Nathan and Roy
Hooley were there, too. Thanks to
Harry White, Wilbur Walrond, Art
Rennison and John Montgomery.
'68 Civil Engineering: Lloyd
Thate and John Morse engineered
Call for 1994 Nominations
The Association is calling for nominations for the following awards:
Alumni Award of Distinction
Honorary Alumnus Award
Outstanding Young Alumnus
Blythe Eagles Volunteer Award
Faculty Citation
Nomination deadline is January 31,1993. For more information, or to
receive a nomination form, please call our office at (604) 822-3313.
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a stag on Friday night of Homecoming and drew an enthusiastic
response. Spouses and partners
joined the reunion the following
evening at Forster's restaurant.
'68 Law: How many classes can
claim a provincial premier and a
treasurer of the Law Society as
members? The crowd that gathered on October 2nd at the BC
Club contained several judges as
well.Thanks to Stephen Gill,
George Hungerford,Alan
Bob Dill BArch'68,
Mayell, BAnh'72,
Warren Scott,
BArch'69 arid John
Kmbb, BArch'70 at the
25 year reunion
dinner at Cecil Green
Park, August 21.
Donaldson, James Taylor and Martin Gifford.The class also raised
money for a Faculty of Law research project.
'68 Architecture: As you might
expect in a program that encourages individual expression, many
complete the BArch at their own
pace.The call went out for a group
of graduates from 1965-1974 to
come back for a 25 year (more-or-
less) reunion. And come they did—
54 in all, plus spouses and guests.
YAC Update
T AC is back! The name has been slightly changed from the late '70s
(to protect the not-so-innocent) and those letters now stand for Young
Alumni Connections. Most importantly, the fun is back.
Recent YAC outings included a Canadians game, the Shrum Bowl,
the Arts 20 Relay and lending a hand during Homecoming '93. Coming
up is an evening at Frederic Wood Theatre on January 19 with a reception at 6:30 pm at Cecil Green Park. We're also thinking about a New
Year's Eve party, a ski weekend and a visit to a dude ranch.
If you want to be kept informed about upcoming events, want
more information about YAC or have ideas to share, send us the coupon below and return to the Alumni offices.YAC wants YOU as a member.
\es, I'm interested in YAC!
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Several former faculty members
were also there: Arthur Erickson,
Abe Rogatnick, Robin Clarke,
Chuck Tiers and Henry Elder. Bill
Parneta BArch'70 brought the roof
down with his impromptu rendition of a Russian folk song.
'68 Medicine: About 40 alumni
returned to campus on October
15th to hear presentations and
tour the anatomy building. Lunch
at the Faculty Club preceded a
weekend trip to Whistler. Thanks
to Barry Irish.A straw poll revealed that everyone still enjoys
the practice of medicine and feels
a high level of job satisfaction.
'68 Commerce:This group enjoyed a great evening at Cecil
Green Park on November I 3.The
1968 Ledger (Commerce yearbook) was reprinted and distributed for the occasion. Thanks to
Roger Clarke, Jack Neil, Robert
Pellatt,TonyTurco and Bill Tymkiw.
'73/'74 Pharmacy:This reunion
began with a reception for class
members and former faculty at
Cecil Green Park. A family picnic
was followed by a buffet dinner
and dance ("a fantastic evening") at
the Renaissance Harbourside Hotel.Thanks to Judy Soon,Victor Ko
and their hard-working committee.
'83 MBA: This class gathered on a
lovely Fall evening and enjoyed a
spectacular sunset from Cecil
Green Park. Class member and
MC Mike Black, who moonlights
with Theatre Sports, lampooned
class members. Grads travelled
from as far away as Ontario to be
present and they were joined by
several former faculty members.
Thanks to Cathie (Ross) Sabiston,
Mary (Hunter) Blachut and Don
'83 Medicine: This class travelled
to Whistler for their reunion.
Grads enjoyed "Friday Night
Weepers," breakfast, colloquia and
a lavish buffet that featured home
grown entertainment from class
members. Golf and tennis dominated the day. Two class members
travelled from New England, and
others arrived from California and
'83 Commerce:The class gathered on October I at Cecil Green
Park. An exhibit of photos taken
during their time on campus was
mounted and preserved by a class
member who claims to have no
thoughts of future blackmail. Several class members travelled from
Calgary for this reunion. Thanks to
Leo Smythe.  •
The Third Age
Community of
Learners & Scholars
Are you retired or nearly so and
would like to experience the joy of
university, but in a relaxed and
noncompetitive atmosphere? The
Third Age Community, sponsored
by Continuing Studies at UBC, may
be for you.
The Third Age Community is
open to retired or 55 and up people who would like to do just that.
Study/discussion seminars are
held one morning a week at Cecil
Green Park, with an outline and
reading list provided by a faculty
member. Participants take turns
researching and reporting on topics, and lively discussions ensue.
Topics for the spring term, which
starts on January 18, are The Middle East—Past, Present & Future;
Canada's Regions; and The Resurfacing of Greek and Roman
Themes in Modern Literature. Annual membership is $330, reduced
by one-half for spring term and tax
Call Continuing Studies at 222-
5272 or come on a Tuesday or
Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m.
and sit in. •
UBC Au'mni Chronicle, Winter 1993 NEWS
Making Memories
1 he Alumni Association's travel program takes alumni to the far
corners of the globe in comfort and style.
This Spring, why not take a trip "down under" to Australia and
New Zealand to see how the other half (of the world) lives? Or how
about a trip along the Marco Polo Passage, which features a cruise
ofthe South China Sea aboard a ship named, appropriately, after
this great Venetian traveller who is credited, among other things,
with introducing pasta to Italy.
The majority ofthe trips we offer are developed specifically for
the alumni market.  They are chosen in response to requests from
past travellers and on the uniqueness ofthe trip or destination. You
can take one of our trips with confidence, knowing that you will
experience something different.
We organize our travel program with companies that specialize
in alumni travel. Our trips are highly educational, always unique
and ofthe very highest quality.
Our next Travel Information Evening will be held Tuesday,
February 8, 1994 at Cecil Green Park. An INTRAV rep will be here
to tease you with travel slides from Russia to Italy. Be ready to rush
home to pack your bags. Call (604) 822-9629 for info.
The following travel opportunities are being offered through
the Alumni Association.  For more information on these trips,
please phone Margot Dear at (604) 822-9629.
Travel  1994
March 24-April 9
April 15-26
May 7-20
May 12-27
June 15-27
June 21-July 4
July I 1-25
August 1-13
Young Alumni Adventures
Are you a recent graduate of UBC?
How does a three day excursion on a Dude Ranch in the
Cariboo sound, or four days of Whitewater rafting on rollercoaster
rapids in B.C.?
Grab some of your fellow graduates and join in with some new
and exciting Young Alumni summer fun.
For more information, please call (604) 822-9629.
Alumni discover the Church ofthe Transfiguration on the tiny island ofKizhi
located in Lake Ongega, Russia. This is one ofthe stops on INTRAV's Journey of
the Czars. The tour is planned for June 21 -July 4, 1994
"Ho-Ho-Ho" Santa Was a UBC Grad
Dring joy to your alumni loved ones on Christmas morning this
year. Surprise them with fine UBC alumni products.
Keep away those winter chills by snuggling into a 100% cotton
fleece sweatshirt complete with UBC Alumni logo.
Watch their eyes light up when they see the swell alumni watch
you've bought them! This gem is triple stamped and gold plated,
with a Birh's two year warranty. They'll make that count down to
'94 with ease while wearing this sophisticated time piece.
Set off a holiday tune with the jolly jingle of your keys dangling
from an elegant alumni pewter keychain.
See our inside back cover for pictures and an order form.
Hurry!! Gifts will arrive for the holidays if you order now!
The Card That Keeps on Giving
.Don't be caught empty handed in the New Year.
UBC Alumni Association offers an affinity MasterCard through
the Bank of Montreal.
Your Alumni Affinity Card is a handy thing to have in your
wallet. Every time you use your card, a percentage is returned to
the UBC Alumni Association to help support our programs. You
can buy dinner, books, gas, groceries, a new sweater or a clutch of
sweet smelling flowers for your loved one(s), all the while helping
out your alumni association.
There are a lot ol advantages too!  No transaction fees, no
annual fees, world wide acceptance and emergency card
To apply, use the application form on the back page of
The Chronicle or call (604) 822-3313 today.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1993 NEWS
Michael Smith, Nobel Laureate
Biochemistry professor Michael
Smith's office was full of balloons,
cards, streamers and champagne
bottles when we went to photograph him for our cover. Congratulations where pouring in
from all over the world.
He doesn't seem completely
comfortable with all the attention: he is, after all, one who prefers the quiet intensity of a science lab to almost anything else.
But his work in the biotechnology lab is revolutionizing the
study of protein molecules, and
is, according to the Nobel committee, "hastening the
velopment of genetic engineering."
He came to UBC in 1966 and
worked with Gobind Khorana,
who himself went on to win the
Nobel prize. Smith's discovery
Family and
Nutritional Science
The School of Family and Nutritional Sciences celebrated its 50th
in October with a dinner at the
Faculty Club. Nine members of
the first grad class ('46) attended,
as did members ofthe 10, 25 and
40 year classes. Former directors
Winifred Bracher and Dan Perlman were there, along with former secretary Margaret MacKinnon.
Notes from West Africa
involves reprogramming genes to
create different proteins. The
techniques he developed are being used to fight cancer cells, to
develop better crops, and to engineer synthetic blood products.
Smith says he may buy a new
sailboat with part of his prize
money ($.5 million). In the
meantime, he plans to clean out
his office.
Events included a research update, with reports on current research, and a tour of the school's
The school began in 1943 with
2 faculty and 60 students. Labs
were held at King Ed until army
huts became available. There are
now 14 full and 5 part-time faculty,
44 grad students and nearly 400
undergrads and offers degrees in
Dietetics, Family Science, Home
Ec and Human Nutrition. •
Call for 1994 Nominations
For the Alumni Association Board of Directors
Ballots for next year's Board election will be in our next issue. The senior VP, treasurer and three members-at-large will be elected.
The senior VP serves one year, then becomes president for a one year term. Members-
at-large serve for two years.
Any UBC grad is eligible. If you are interested, send us your name, address, degree
and year with a short statement about why you wish to serve, and a black and white
photo. Include the names and signatures of S UBC grads. For more information, phone us at
(604) 822-3313.
The deadline for nominations is 4:00 pm, Thursday, February 10, 1994. Send nominations to: The Chief Electoral Officer, 62SI Cecil Green Park Road,Vancouver, BC.V6T III.
Jonathan Krueger BA'91, MA'92,
recently returned from six months in
Benin os a member of Canada World
Youth's Work Partner Program.
February 28, 1993
It's true what they say. No
amount of preparation can really
prepare you for your first night in
an African village-especially when
it's going to be your village for the
next six months. We spent the first
two weeks in the cities to break us
in to the heat, humidity, and poverty, but this...
Our village,Tchaourou, is about
54 km from the nearest city (Para-
kou) by paved road, the only one in
the country, built three years ago by
China.There are 5,000 people in
this area, so I suppose it's more of a
town than a village although with no
electricity or running water it seems
smaller somehow.
I've been in Tchaourou for three
busy days. I'll be working in the
pharmacy at the clinic for my primary project and living with the
doctor, Kabib.There are two other
members of our group here, though
I haven't seen them since the first
night. My first taste of culture shock
happened that night, and it's almost
comical now that I think about it.
Three Canadians huddling together
in the compound of the village chief,
our mouths gaping at everything
around us while we tried to eat the
traditional food-traditionally.The
women pounding yams, the small
cooking fires burning everywhere,
the goats marching through, and the
children staring back at us. It definitely was not Robson street.
Culture shock for me is being in
an environment completely devoid
of things I understand-a complete
loss of context. We looked to the
stars that same night, figuring they
at least would be the same, only to
find that the Big Dipper was upside
down. Perfect.
March 24, 1993
Kabib has told me that the 'good
looks' of the new health clinic are
somewhat deceiving. Not only
should the clinic have been built in
Tchatchou (24 km north) because
there is already a hospital close to
Tchaourou, but the aid organization
that built and paid for it in 1990
probably didn't foresee having to
pull out support in 1993 due to
budget cutbacks. The expensive,
high-tech solar-powered batteries
they installed to run the refrigerators to keep the vaccines cold—
which no doubt seemed like a good
idea at the time—now need maintenance and replacement. The
Beninois are stuck with this problem but haven't the money or the
know-how to replace the dozen or
so batteries.The only thing left of
the 'development organization' is
the newsletter that comes each
month. They do their best, and will
probably find a way to keep it going,
but it makes me furious to think of
all the fridges in Canada dedicated
to keeping beer cold while in
Tchaourou we spend two hours a
day rearranging the vaccines so children won't die of some preventable
On a lighter note, I spent last
night watching Rambo, of all things,
at our local video club.A young entrepreneur has set up his TV.VCR
and generator under the stars and
charges the equivalent of a quarter
to see action movies (which he
rents in the city) every night of the
week. I suppose explosions and car
crashes are the only things that can
UBC Ail mni Chronicle, Winter 1993 NEWS
compete with the noise of the generator. I wonder what will happen
when it rains...
It's funny how all the things that
seemed so strange at the beginning
are now just part of everyday life. I
feel sorry for the tourists who
never get to experience being
greeted by name or playing tag with
a group of children when walking in
a village. I've even gotten used to
the goats.
May 9, 1993
Is it time for the mid-project
meeting already? I suppose the last
three months will fly by even faster
than the first three did.The pharmacy has been a great work project,
a real window on the issues and
problems that face the people and
health workers in West Africa.
Where else could I see a case of
leprosy or deal with women who
bring sick babies to the clinic but
who can't pay for the medications
Kabib prescribed (it's a "if you don't
pay, you don't play" system). There
are times when I wish my white skin
wasn't so obvious, although for the
most part it elevates my status
whether I like it or not.
My secondary project is also
Jonathan Krueger (r) with
another Canadian volunteer,
Marie-Josee Boujie, in
Tchaourou. Krueger is wearing a
Grand Bou-bou, a traditional
African garment, to celebrate a
visit from Benin's president.
working out really well. The
students enjoy it and I know
the principal of the high school
is excited because there has
never been a student newspaper in northern Benin. Right
now they're still writing drafts,
but the goal is to publish 300
copies and sell them at a quarter each so next year there will be a
budget and know-how to produce
the second edition once I'm long
gone. It will make my year if I receive a copy of edition number two
of "Le Reveil" some rainy day in November.
It seems that most of our group
has had the malaria that hit me last
month. So much for modern drugs.
I just hope it doesn't come back: it
really was brutal. Did I mention that
I saw an Expo 86 T-shirt at the market yesterday? We wonder what
happens to all that donated clothing,
but unfortunately by the time it gets
here someone is making money selling it to those who were supposed
to receive it free. I have to make a
note of this: Terminator was showing
to a full-house at the video club last
July 19, 1993
My last week in Tchaourou. I'm
not looking forward to the good-
byes-Kabib, Bio, Pierre-Paul,
Kirikim-how can I explain to them
what this last six months has meant
to me? And if the goodbyes are as
lengthy as the greetings I'll need all
week to make my rounds in the village. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't
looking forward to returning to
Canada, but at the same time I don't
want to go. I'm apprehensive about
returning to my lifestyle and culture,
after all I've seen and experienced
here, and I'm not sure what kind of
effect it will have on me to see all
that money and extravagance again.
I've become so at ease with everything here-such a contrast to the
first week in Tchaourou!
I was finishing Margaret
Laurence's This Side Jordan in a taxi
going back to Tchaourou from
Parakou when we stopped for two
farmers and their cow.The taxi already had its usual complement of
seven adults and two babies, when
we headed off into the bush and
spent thirty minutes roping up this
cow. Four men finally had it ready
for transport and hoisted it into the
trunk and closed the lid! Whoever
first said that necessity is the
mother of invention clearly spent
some time in Benin. Anyway, This
Side Jordan was written about Ghana
of the 1960s but for me it reads like
Benin, 1993:
"The street was a tangle of people. Women in mammy-cloths of
every colour, women straight as
royal palms, balanced effortlessly
the wide brass headpans.A girl
breadseller carried on her head a
screened box full of loaves and
cakes. Coast men strolled in African
cloth, the bright folds draped casually around them. Muslims from the
north walked tall and haughty in the
loose white trousers and embroidered robes of their kind. Hausa
traders carried bundles tied up in
white and black rough wool mats.
And everywhere there were children, goats, and chickens. Vivid,
noisy, chaotic..."
I'm going to miss Tchaourou. •
Errors, Lies and Omissions
Since The Chronicle is put together by humans, it is to be expected that we will make the
odd goof. We had our share last
issue. Here are just a few:
The person who supplied
Boris Yeltsin with his Engineer's
jacket was Barbara Evans, Assistant to President Strangway.
She was the one who braved
possible rebuke and the surly
stares of large bodyguards to
bedeck Boris. Sorry, Barbara,
we'll never do it again.
In our ad for the
Vancouver Opera's
production of La
Traviata, we neglected to note the
ad's illustrator. It was
Adam Rogers of
And, the names of
the lab team in our
photo accompanying the article
on spinal cord research were
hopelessly mixed up. Here they
are again, in the right order, we
Standing (l-r): Michael Rott,
Ania Wisniewska, John Steeves,
Tom Zwimpfer, Barbara
Petrausch, Chris McBride,
David Pataky and Hans
Keirstead. Sitting (l-r): Joshua
Eades, Karen Goh and Gillian
UBC j^llmnt Chronicle, Winter 1993
II Arts
In the recent federal election, voters
turfed Tories, lauded Liberals, knocked
NDPers, raised Reformers and bolstered the Bloc. How come? The answer to that and many more questions
dealing with election dynamics will be
answered in a book to be published by
a team of political scientists led by
Richard Johnston, BA Hons'70.
Johnston is one of several professors in UBC's political science department frequently sought out by the media on national and provincial politics,
but he refused interviews during the
campaign. His own polling and computer graphics told him when the Conservative slide began and the Reform's
surge peaked, but he did not want his
findings to influence the results. "We
didn't want to become part of the
story," he said.
But his work is already having an
impact on the political process. His
team, which includes academics from
Quebec, has published a book on the
1988 federal election, Letting the People Decide, which has become required
reading for political journalists and
party organizers throughout the country and has also been acclaimed by
Johnston's fellow academics. Funded
by the Social Science Research Council of Canada and supported by the
Social Science Federation of Canada,
the book recently won a national
award for the best work published in
English in its field.
While he was not revealing his
results during the election, voters
were exposed to many others. Does
he think this a good or bad thing? His
studies show that polls are influential,
but other factors also come into play.
The role of what he calls interveners,
political personages who come up
with controversial, timely statements
can change dramatically voter response. Moreover, he notes that there
were fewer polls this time than in the
last election. His fieldwork also shows
that published polls and media coverage missed when some shifts occurred. Voter preference, he says, "can
change overnight," significantly altering
party strategies and ultimately election
Beginning this year, intake of first-year students has been reduced by 25%.
This means that 180 students will be admitted into the LLB program instead
of 240. At the same time, the graduate program has been expanded.The
school will enrol at any one time up to 45 LLM students and up to 10 PhD
students. The LLM program, already one of our strengths, will be enhanced
by new approaches to the courses for Master's students.The PhD program in
law is the first of its kind in Canada, and is a key element in the strengthening
and further development of graduate legal education in the faculty.
According to the Report of the Committee on Enrolment and Resources,"... both undergraduate students and graduate students will benefit
from the enhanced educational experiences ... (of) this proposal. As well, the
proposal will enhance research and scholarship at the university.The committee does believe that better educated lawyers and enhanced research and
scholarly work will contribute to the social good."
This change will bring the student-faculty ratio closer to that at other
law schools. Course offerings will be increased by the availability of faculty
who would otherwise be teaching first-year courses and multiple sections of
upper-year courses.The reduction in enrolment will not affect the numbers
of students admitted in the First Nations or the discretionary categories.
Graduate Studies
Green College opened its doors to about 100 graduate students on September 1. They represent a broad spectrum of academic disciplines, programs and backgrounds. While the student rooms are completed, construction continues on other parts ofthe College, including the the Principal's
residence and administrative quarters and the renovation of Graham
House (where the dining room and social facilities will be housed).
Green College has already made its mark by bringing together scholars from around the campus and by winning the Men's Residence Division
in the Arts '20 Relay and the Women's Pilcher Division "Day of the Long
Boat" races. Non-resident member Michael Smith was honoured at dinner
on October 26 after the announcement of his 1993 Nobel Prize.
Fund-raising is proceeding for a second college at UBC, St. John's
College. St. John's University was a prestigious school in Shanghai for
about 70 years until it was closed in 1952. St. John's College UBC will be
one of several projects world-wide aimed at perpetuating the name of that
university. St. John's alumni are actively raising funds for these projects.
Phase I will raise $5 million for an endowment for international
graduate students at $15,000 per year for up to three years, support for
visiting scholars and a small component for coordination and enhancement
ofthe experience of St. John's Scholars.
If Phase I is successful, a Phase II campaign will be launched to allow
construction and operation of St. John's College UBC. This graduate college would be similar in size to Green College, but the emphasis will be on
international rather than interdisciplinary studies.
St. John's alumni have set up four scholarships to be funded in 1993-
94 for international students. These are being matched by renaming four
graduate fellowships to students in international studies. A reception was
held at Dr. Strangway's house on September 7 to honour the first eight St.
John's Scholars and the alumni engaged in the fund-raising efforts.
An ambitious project to microfilm the
BC Sessional Papers from 1871 to
1982 is underway in the UBC Library,
thanks to a grant of $30,000 from Earl
D. Dodson BA'54, PEng.
These papers include the principal publications of the BC government, including reports of all ministries, bureaux and major offices, financial reports and estimates, submissions
and returns.They are often very detailed, running to hundreds of pages,
with maps, photos and sketches. Even
the most recent issues, 1952-1982,
contain rarities, because the volumes
were never issued to the public as a
set, only to ministry offices and the
Legislative Library.
The papers are essential to all
libraries interested in social and economic history, but the originals are
scarce. Surviving copies suffer from
advanced deterioration and will soon
be unuseable.
By filming the papers, the Library
will preserve and make accessible I 10
years of important, high-profile and
endangered documents "just in time."
Filming should be concluded early
next year.
Microfilming is one response to
the crisis libraries around the world
are now facing. Almost the entire
printed record of the past century is
disintegrating.Without drastic measures, most of these books may be
completely lost or unusable within the
next twenty to thirty years.
Paper made during the past 150
years is acidic and unstable. Even early
issues of The Chronicle from the 1930s
and 1940s were found to be seriously
brittle. The Chronicle was one title included in another preservation microfilming project in the library last year.
De-acidification processes to
save the original volumes are slow and
expensive. Reformatting brittle books
onto high-quality, stable, preservation
microfilm is a less expensive alternative. The Library is cooperating with
major academic and national libraries
world-wide to film as much as we can.
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•/¥ %
The Faculty of Forestry held its second annual Forestry Careers Evening on
October 28. Nearly 200 people participated. We developed the program to let
undergrads meet with professionals and learn about different career paths.
Alumni participated in the event this year, which included socializing, pizza and
two hours of presentations and discussions. In the presentations, professionals
from all areas of forestry, forest products and conservation gave students insight into their careers and key factors for future success.This year's presenters included: Russell Clinton BSF'67; Hugh Sutcliffe BSF'77; Doug
Bennett BSF'79; Reid Carter BSc'79, MSc'83; Cindy Pearce, past director of
the BC Forestry Continuing Studies Network; and Dan Jepsen and David
Wright from the Association of BC Professional Foresters.
A critical—and fun—part of the evening was the socializing between students and alumni. We would like to thank all alumni who were able to offer
their time, including Stirling Angus BSF'82; Rod Beaumont
BSF'74, MF'78; Derek Challenger BSF'91; Owen
Croy BSF'87; Chris Davies BSF'64; Frank Eichel
BSF'79; Jerome Girard BSF'85; Greg Goss
BSF'90; Stuart Grundison BSF'85; Greg
Hallaway BSF'80; Bill Henderson BSF'67; Bruce
Mclntyre BSF'77; Dale Mcllwrick BSF'83; Wesley
Mussio BSF'86. LLB'90; Gary Sutherland BSF'70 and
Rob Zwick BASc(MechEng)'80, MASc(ForEng)'84.
The third annual Careers Evening will be held next
October. Any alumni interested in being involved should call Donna Goss, 822-
Sustainable agricultural practices
with concern for existing resources, economic infrastructures
and social well-being are at the
heart of the faculty's programs.
Some examples:
Pest control is of major concern in the Department of Plant
Science. Judy Myers is researching the control of pests by natural
insect enemies. Murray Isman is
developing insecticides from the
Indian neem tree and tall oil, a
by-product of kraft pulp production from local softwoods. Overall, the department emphasizes
an integrated pest management
Animal scientists are concerned with wildlife as well as with
management of domestic animals
and fish. David Shackleton is conducting habitat research involving
grizzly bears, wolves, elk, wild
goat and sheep. The impact of
human activities on Great Blue
Herons, cormorants and the common barn owl are being evaluated
by Kim Cheng and Leslie Hart.
The Department of Soil Science deals with the management
of the land. A number of studies
are dedicated to finding solutions
to local soil problems. Art Bomke,
Lawrence Lowe and Mike Novak
are working with farmers in Delta
to develop innovative cover cropping techniques to maintain soil
organic matter, provide
overwinter soil protection, improve soil physical properties and
conserve nitrogen. As well, they
are determining management
practices necessary to reclaim degraded mineral soils in the region.
In Landscape Architecture,
the focus is on managing the urban and rural landscape as ecosystems. For instance, Patrick
Mooney is involved in a major
landscape reclamation and development project in Iona Regional
Park for wildlife enhancement
and human recreation.
Agricultural Economics has
members with particular expertise
in international development.
Rick Barichello and Casey Van
Kooten are working on a project
that examines the role of economic instruments and institutions for sustainable development.
These are only a few examples of programs that indicate the
faculty's commitment to integrated, ecosystem approaches to
effect "sustainable development"
through an eco-agriculture which
emphasizes environmental stewardship and the quality of life.
The Leisure and Sport Management program is one of four
undergrad programs in the School
of Human Kinetics. The program is
built around three elements: an understanding of diverse client
groups; the delivery of leisure and
sport products and services; and
the social context in which leisure
and sport takes place. Students will
participate in a full-term field work
and field research placement in
their 4th year, to apply what they
have learned in the program and
assist leisure and sport agencies in
applied research projects. Interested students should apply to the
Socio-Managerial Research program at the graduate level.
Faculty who teach in these
programs are involved in a number
of innovative research projects.
Funded projects currently
underway include: active lifestyles
messages in national consumer
brand advertising; Canadian
broadcasting policy and the market
strategy of The Sports Network
(TSN); the occupational culture of
Canadian sports journalists; volunteer perspectives on the
socialization of people with mental
handicaps; sport in urban settings;
strategic planning in senior citizen
centres; and the career patterns of
leisure service professionals.
Another project, being conducted by Wendy Frisby and Susan
Crawford, Physically Active Recreation as a Health Promotion Strategy for Low Income Women, is being funded by the BC Health Research Foundation. The project
arose from a need for greater access to leisure and sport services by-
low income women in the Kamloops area. The process involves
analysis, needs assessment, a community development process to
identify and implement program
alternatives and ongoing evaluations ofthe delivery process. The
aim ofthe project is to involve low
income women in a process that
will encourage self sufficiency, social support and opportunities for
enhancing health. In addition,
community health, social service
and leisure service providers will
become more sensitive to the needs
of these women and alternative
policy and service delivery strategies. Frisby and Crawford are conducting a workshop at the Poverty:
Feminist Perspectives Conference sponsored by the Centre for Research in
Women's Studies and Gender Relations and the School of Social Work
at UBC, November 18-20.
Dean McNeill of the Faculty of
Pharmaceutical Sciences recently
received a delegation of pharmacists and executives from Shoppers
Drug Mart, who presented a
cheque for $45,000. This was the
final payment towards a total donation of $225,000 from the Shoppers
Drug Mart parent company,
This large donation, coupled
with funds from DuFont and
matching funds from the provincial
government, will be used as an endowment to partially fund two new
professorships in clinical pharmacy.
These will be the Shoppers Drug
Mart Professorship in Clinical
Pharmacy and the David H.
MacDonald Professorship in Clinical Pharmacy, the latter named in
honour of the recently retired
president of Shoppers Drug Mart
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1993
13 The
Young, talented and ambitious
ubc film students are making their mark
in Vancouver's booming film industry
April Bosshard was intriguing. At
23, she has just graduated
k   from UBC's film and thea-
^^      tre department and is
now assisting a well-known Vancouver producer on a feature film.
Just Like You, her student film,
screened at the Montreal film festival, also
won best drama in the student category of
the Yorkton student film festival. Bosshard
is knowledgeable, focused and articulate—
in fact she has the poise of someone twice
her age, even over the telephone.
How did she get so far so quickly, a little voice inside me asked?
We met in person and my jealousy vanished, or at least mostly dissolved. She was
late and out of breath—she had just managed to escape from work. It was a radiant,
warm, Saturday afternoon in late September
but I could see the dark shadows under her
eyes. My little voice pointed out that perhaps Bosshard is successful because she
works damn hard.
As we chatted over cappuccino, I asked
how she became interested in film making.
Her plan when she started university
was to go into international relations. That
sounded safe and secure. The travel aspect
strongly appealed.
A decision to take two film courses for
fun in second year changed her life. She hit
it off with other film students and began
by Mardi Wareham
working on their films. "It was so much fun.
It triggered something in me," Bosshard
said. In what she describes as a great leap of
faith, she decided to do what she really enjoyed instead of going the sensible route.
"Follow your bliss. That's what my Mom
taught me," she said. "The
should-do's just make you
So not only is she
young, talented and ambitious, Bosshard also has
courage. I could learn
something from her.
After switching her
major to film, she worked
on various student films as
props master, in the costume department and editing. She wrote scripts
and directed her own
script in fourth year.
She also volunteered
on films outside university.
Her first paid position was
wardrobe supervisor on an
educational video about
deaf children and sexual
abuse. She began as a volunteer but did such a good
job the producers found
the money to pay her.
She continued working and cultivating industry contacts, eventually assisting Alan Morinis on
the Canadian feature film Harmony Cats.
More recently Bosshard assisted producer
Peter O'Brian on the Canadian feature, The
Yellow Dog.
While she is happy to apprentice with
well-known Canadian producers for the mo-
UBC Allmni Chronicle, Win ter 1993 ment, the ten-year plan is to be writing and
producing her own dramatic scripts. She
would like to see Canadians producing films
that are entertaining but also thought provoking, "not the Arnold Schwartzennegger
action movies."
"I think Canada has the real potential
for bridging the gap between Europe and
the U.S. I think we have both sensibilities in
our culture."
She is not so sure about directing,
which she found to be "interesting and enjoyable and stressful and awful and ... everything."
Perhaps the stress is part ofthe challenge, I ventured. Bosshard admitted that at
times the editing room at the UBC film
school became the crying room. "You are
stripped naked. You're forced to face your
worst fears."
"For me it's about being accepted.
What if people hate what I'm doing? You
have put a lot of yourself into your film."
"You have to pick yourself up and carry
Bosshard praised UBC's program for
concentrating on 16mm film production.
She made films in both her third and fourth
year at UBC.
"The university environment lets you
focus on production and learning how to
work together." UBC's program also includes film theory and film history.
The climax of the program is POV, the
year-end student film exhibition and awards
ceremony, with audiences of about 450 people. Bosshard recalled, "Up until then everyone in film is totally stressed out. They're
not eating enough or sleeping enough and
they're spending all those hours under fluorescent lights. Then everyone makes it in,
just under the wire."
"Seeing my film on the big screen with
an audience and with people laughing in
the right spots, I got all tingly. It makes all
the hard work worth it."
"It's one of those feelings that doesn't
come along very often. And then the party
afterwards is great!"
To learn more about UBC's film students I talked to associate professor Ray
Hall, a 12-year veteran of UBC's film de
partment. Hall has worked as an editor and
producer for more than 35 years, including
several years at the CBC.
UBC student films have become less
artsy and more commercial over the years,
he says.
Recent scripts have recognizable stories
and plot structures, with characters and
themes that are commonplace. This trend
April Bosshard and film prof Ray Hall. Opposite:
Bosshard wrapped up in her work.
towards the mainstream was not encouraged
or discouraged by staff, says Hall. "It just
happened. It's obviously what the students
are interested in."
Often students get professional work in
the film industry and the department struggles to be flexible in allowing the interruption in studies.
Hall explains, "We're victims of our
own success. We train them, they get work,
and then we say they're going to fail if they
don't complete the academic work."
"If I were a student, I'd say, 'Redesign
the program.'"
Hall would like to see the two-year program expanded to three years. The first
year would concentrate on technical skills
such as lighting, camera work and the technical jargon ofthe industry.
The second year would focus on script
writing, with additional courses in exhibition, distribution, film criticism, casting and
production design.
The third year would be entirely devoted to production.
An internship program to allow students to work in the industry while still in
school has been suggested. Hall agrees
internships are extremely valuable but isn't
continued on page 16
on B.C.'s
Film Industry
These days, Vancouver residents
don't bat an eye at the sight of
mobile dressing rooms lining city
streets. Only really big Hollywood stars like
Richard Gere and Sharon Stone attract
crowds of curious onlookers.
The nonchalance means that BC's film
and television industry has definitely arrived.
In 1992, sixty-one feature films, TV
movies and TV series were shot here. The
industry spent $211 million, out of budgets
totalling $368 million. And this year's figures are likely to be much higher.
Five thousand people are now directly
employed in BC's film industry, according
to the British Columbia Film Commission.
BC is home to 268 film and video companies, 40 talent agencies and 15 shooting
stages. This includes the largest special effects stage in North America, Bridge Studios in Burnaby.
BC is among the top four production
centres in North America, behind Los Angeles and New York. Toronto has traditionally
placed third but some say Vancouver has
now usurped that position. (This is hotly
disputed by Torontonians, of course.)
Most BC productions are financed by
American networks and studios, who simply
use BC's picturesque locations and high
calibre crews. It's not unusual to see a Vancouver backdrop disguised as a street in
New York or Los Angeles. Canadian productions such as the Neon Rider TV series and
CBC's Northwood are the exception.
But watch for The Lotus Eaters, a feature film written and produced in BC,
filmed on Galiano. Other features include
Cadillac Girls, The Burning Season and
Digger, which opened the 1993 Vancouver
International Film Festival in October.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1993
15 UBC'S
UBC's Department of Theatre and
Film offerings, facts and figures:
=t>    BA with a major in film
=#>    Diploma for those who already
have a BA.
=£>     Masters programs in film production and film history/theory.
=#>    Employs 5 full-time faculty
teaching 16mm film production, video production and film
history/theory. One sessional
lecturer and two film technicians complete the roster.
=*>     About 15 students are enrolled
in the BA and diploma programs, with 15 in the masters
=>>     350 students who are not film
majors take production or
theory courses.
=4>    Students finance their own
productions. Even with free
access to equipment and facilities, students spend between
$ 1,500 and $2,000 per year on
production expenses.
=t>     Film equipment includes 5 professional 16mm cameras
(Arriflex and Eclair), 4 Nagra
sound recorders and 4
Steenbeck editing machines.
The variety of tripods, lighting
packages, dolly platforms,
walkie talkies and other paraphernalia allows four student
crews to shoot at the same
=£> Video equipment includes Super VHS, 8mm and Hi 8 cameras and editing suites.
=#>     Plans are underway for a combined film/TV studio that film
students will share with journalism students in the planned
Creative Arts Building.
continued from page 15
sure how he would fit them into the school's
already jam-packed program.
Internships aside, UBC graduates seem
to have no trouble finding work in the local
"They have the right frame of mind,"
says IATSE Local 891 president George
Chapman. (IATSE is the union for film
technicians.) "They aren't under the illusion
they're going to come out of school and instantly win an Oscar. It takes hard work."
"You're judged very quickly by the industry, and film production companies are
very quick to discard people if they can't cut
it. UBC students can cut it."
Chapman also praises UBC students for
their co-operative attitude. "It's refreshing.
The emphasis is on good film making.
There are no prima donnas."
A regular viewer at the UBC annual
student screenings, he has noticed a great
improvement in quality over the last 10
Fourth-year student Rob McDonagh
agrees that student films are more sophisticated every year, with students paying close
attention to the look of their films and the
sound quality, among other things.
"Before, it was 'Let's go out and make a
film and have some fun.' Now it's, 'Let's
make a damn good film,'" says McDonagh.
Competition is a factor in the UBC
program, just as it is in the real world. Although every student taking a production
course writes a short script, only five are actually produced. Staff and students vote on
which scripts they want to see realised.
Sounds serious, I thought, upon hearing this. But McDonagh put it into perspective. "It does get really serious and frustrating and expensive, and you get no sleep.
But I always say, 'Remember, it's only a
Mardi Wareham is a Vancouver freelance writer
who also works in the film industry.
Once again the university is recognizing excellence in teaching through the awarding of prizes to
faculty members.The Faculty of Arts will select five (5) winners of the prizes for excellence in teaching for 1994.
Alumni are encouraged to bring their suggestions for teaching prize winners to the attention of the
head ofthe department, the director ofthe school or the chair ofthe program in which the instructor is teaching.
Eligibility: Eligibility is open to faculty who have three or more years of teaching at UBC.The three
years include 1993-94.
CriteriafThe awards will recognize distinguished teaching at all levels, introductory, advanced.graduate
courses, graduate supervision and any combination of levels.
Nomination Process: Members of faculty, students, or alumni may suggest candidates to the head
of the department, the director of the school, or the chair of the program in which the nominee
teaches. These suggestions should be in writing and signed by one or more students, alumni, or
faculty, and they should include a very brief statement of the basis for the nomination.You may write
a letter of nomination or pick up a form from the office of the Dean of Arts in Buchanan Building,
Room B 130.
Deadlines:The deadline for submission of nominations to departments, schools or programs is 21
January 1994.
Winners will be announced in the Spring, and they will be identified as well during Spring Convocation in May.
For further information about these awards contact your department or call Associate Dean of Arts,
Dr.Sherrill Grace at 822-9121.
16      UBC An mm Chronicle, Winter 1993 MiillH'lJiiiicil}:
le Struggle for
The Centre for Continuing
Studies' conference brought
men and women from
around the world to talk
about how ethnic groups
can learn to live together.
Sometimes the struggle is
just too much.
Knots of natives, talking desultorily and sipping from cups of a
mysterious black brew, had gathered at the meeting-place by the
time I arrived clutching my tape recorder
and notebook.
It had been an uneventful journey of less
than an hour from my home in Vancouver's
Fairview neighbourhood to this pleasant,
leafy community at the ocean's edge. But,
like an anthropologist investigating the enigmatic customs of an obscure tribe, I was
about to immerse myself in a set of completely foreign routines and rituals.
My mission: to attend and report on an
academic conference, The Vancouver International Symposium on Ethnicity: Conflict
and Cooperation, organized by UBC's Centre for Continuing Studies.  For four days in
by Elizabeth Godley
late August, I was to wander amidst a horde
of about 100 conferees from all over the
globe. I would sit in over-heated or too-chilly
classrooms taking notes, listening, straining
to interpret buzz-words and decipher jargon.
I would eavesdrop on coffee-break chats and
meal-time conversations, all the while striving to make sense of what I heard and saw.
The experience was exhausting but rewarding, as I slowly began to unravel the tangled skeins that link adult education,
multiculturalism and conflict resolution.
One of my most valuable sources of information was Walter Uegama, Associate
Vice-President and Director of Continuing
Studies and one ofthe conference's key organizers.
Uegama, aided by Rodolfo Stavenhagen
ofthe Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City and
Otto Feinstein of the Centre for Peace of
Conflict Studies, Wayne State University,
Michigan, spent three years circling the
globe, arranging for presentations by notables in the field. Among them: Silva
Meznaric ofthe University of Zagreb, in the
former Yugoslavia; Jagdish Gundara of the
University of London, England; Valery
Tishkov of the Institute for Anthropology
and Ethnology in Moscow; and Lana Dattoo
ofthe University ofthe West Indies in Trinidad.
Although ethnic studies increasingly
boast a high profile in academia, Uegama
and his colleagues could not have predicted
exactly how timely their conference would be
when it finally got underway. As Germans
harass and murder Turks, and Bosnia tears
itself apart, ethnic conflicts pose a major
threat to world peace and stability.
In addition, the conference broke new-
ground by bringing together academics,
policy makers and community workers involved with multicultural issues on a day-today basis. Their alliance was fragile, though,
with anger and frustration often bubbling
beneath the smooth niceties of academic discussions.
With the sun shining, Vancouver and the
UBC campus did us proud, not only because
of spectacular ocean and mountain vistas,
but because ofthe city's multicultural complexion. As Uegama told me, we Canadians
have good reason to feel pleased with ourselves when it comes to multiculturalism,
despite Quebec's recurring threats, and uglv
demonstrations of misunderstanding such as
Oka. "The world is very interested in what
Canada has tried to do," he said.
Indeed, one ofthe first conferees I spoke
with confirmed this. Arthur Helweg, from the
University of Western Michigan, told me how
impressed he and his colleagues had been by
Canada's attempt to meld disparate voices
during our fractious constitutional debates.
His comment startled me out of my cynicism
and lit a tiny flame of patriot fervour in my
M     |  onferees heard dozens of papers, on
H topics as diverse as adult education
V     I  in Belgium, Hungarian voluntary
^^y   associations, ethnic relations in Trinidad, refugee children in elementary schools,
seniors in England, Gypsies, and Canada's
multicultural health policy.
A paper on anti-Turk sentiment in Germany, given by Lydia Potts of Oldenburg
University, sparked a wide-ranging discussion
that touched on language rights in Hungary,
NAFTA, quotas and affirmative action, unemployment, and illegal immigrants in California, and posited notions of "inclusionary"
and "exclusionary" racism.
Not all papers were delivered by academics. George Cushingberry Jr., a Michigan
county commissioner and Detroit mayoralty
candidate, spoke about civic literacy and political strategy, and Lawrence Landry, an activist with the Rainbow Coalition in Washing-
UBC Allmni Chronicle, Winter 1993      17 ton, D.C, teamed up with criminologist
Denis Hunter of Wayne State University to
put forward ideas about dispute resolution
training for police officers.
Just as intriguing as the formal papers
were the impromptu discussions that erupted
whenever panellists and presenters weren't
front and centre. In one such exchange, a
non-academic conferee bitterly attacked electronic communications — e-mail, faxes, and
the like — as inhuman and undemocratic,
while others defended them as useful tools.
Meanwhile, a puzzled Belgian academic and
his wife whispered anxious questions to me.
What in the world was e-mail, they wondered, and did every Canadian home house
a computer?
In another discussion group, practical
conflict resolution skills were almost put to
the test, when a clutch of conferees challenged two Indo-Trinidadian presenters
about the absence of Afro-Trinidadians at the
Like the call of a jungle bird, one theme
recurred throughout the proceedings: several
participants repeatedly spoke out against
what they perceived as ivory-tower attitudes,
racism and cultural elitism on the part of
some conference superstars.
Following the first plenary session —
and countering one man's assertion
that this was the best academic panel
he'd heard in 40 years of conferences
— a Black woman rose to demand "more
realistic" discussion about refugees. In her
view, they were fleeing from wars instigated
by the Western powers, who then turned
around and refused them entry.
In tense moments such as this, Rodolfo
Stavenhagen played a crucial role, tying up
loose threads or clarifying issues with intelligence, patience, humour and tact.
At the first plenary session, he outlined
the issues that would inform almost every
discussion during the next four days.
Two contradictory tendencies are waging
war in the world today, he told the assembly.
One, in the guise of arrangements such as
NAFTA and the European Common Market,
urges us toward globalization, toward the
"universalization of norms and attitudes."
"In another discussion
group, practical conflict
resolution skills were almost
put to the test, when a
clutch of conferees
challenged two Indo-
Trinidadian presenters
about the absence of Afro-
Trinidadians at the
The other, meanwhile, tugs us toward
regionalism and ethnic identity, and we can
see its repercussions only too clearly in Russia and the former Yugoslavia, said
Stavenhagen, a German-born Jew who lives
and works in Latin America.
At the centre of these competing tendencies, he said, lies "the changing nature ofthe
nation-state, [which] has not been able to
deal adequately either with globalization or
with local issues like ethnic conflict."
As a solution, Stavenhagen proposed the
concept of ethno-development: inward-looking, not expert-driven, self-reliant, needs-
oriented rather than growth-oriented, and
Ethno-development — "pluralistic," environmentally responsible, and "based on the
concept of human individuality and collective dignity and identity" — might remedy
the world's current ills, he suggested.
But others on the plenary panel were not
convinced. Jagdish Gundara ofthe University of London, England, wondered if such
an inward-looking philosophy was not harking back to a golden age "that perhaps never
existed," and asked if ethno-development
was strong enough to challenge the Euro-
centrism that has disempowered people for
And, Gundara asked, might ethno-development not deny "the larger proposals of
modernity" in its rush to recognize groups
such as Afro-Americans, the Welsh and the
In her contribution to the plenary, E.
Cerroni-Long, of Eastern Michigan University, reminded listeners that the tribe, a culturally homogeneous group, is "an ideal
model for life on this planet."
"The major mistake we've made in the
West is to collapse the idea of the nation with
the idea ofthe state," said Cerroni-Long,
asking conferees to consider the possibility of
having states without nations.
"It's the same model that was applied to
the separation between church and state,"
she said, urging a similar separation between
culture and state, with "a variety of cultures
united by one government," a concept all too
familiar to Canadians.
Valery Tishkov of Moscow's Institute for
Anthropology and Ethnology, perhaps unwittingly, played devil's advocate when he questioned the purpose of ethnicity and cultural
diversity in today's world. His remarks also
revealed the excitement the notion of market
forces — old-hat to us — raises in post-communist Russia.
"You can't make a state without a cultural
system," Tishkov said, and proposed a marketing framework, based on "preferences in
production of products and services," to replace what we traditionally think of as culture.
Somewhat provocatively, he went on to
say that just because one group dominates others doesn't necessarily imply
discrimination. "If you want to be
heard and participate, you must make the
choice to use the language ofthe dominant
However, Tishkov concluded by saying:
"You can't proclaim the state as the property
of one group."
After the introductory plenary, I and the
other conferees headed for the coffee urns,
peering at our programs and agonizing over
which of three simultaneous discussion
groups to attend.
Three days later, after a gala farewell dinner and reception at the Graduate Student
Centre, we were still wondering if we'd made
the right choices. I castigated myself for
missing all the papers on adult education,
UBC Alimni Chronicle, Winter 1993 and tried to imagine what the University of
Windsor's Walter Temelini might have said
on the topic of "Civilization and Civic Society
—Teaching the Classics."
For me, a reluctant anthropologist
amongst the denizens of academia, the conference — at times frustrating, at times illuminating — opened up a stimulating world
of ideas I hadn't known existed. Ethnicity
wasn't on the curriculum when I was at university. And after all, who would ever connect
adult education and multiculturalism, without guidance?
I can't speak for all the non-academic
conferees. But Wilma Wood, director ofthe
Vancouver Museum, summed up her experience this way. Yes, there were boring bits,
when Wood wondered whether she was wasting time — and taxpayers' money. But relevance flashed occasionally, like a quetzal's
plumage in the rain-forest canopy.
"Once in a while, a paper gave me an
insight into what I am trying to do, which is
to mobilize a Canadian cultural institution to
become relevant to its community," she confided over lunch one day.
Shirley MacLeod agreed. This British-
trained nurse, now a University of Victoria
grad student, said she had attended 25 conferences in the past 18 months. "Such a
cross-section of ideas," she mused. "It's a
spectacular way of learning."
Elizabeth is a Vancouver artist and freelance
New Growth for
Continuing Studies
'ontinuing education has been around at UBC, in one
form or another, for over 70 years. This is the department
that has, historically, been the main supplier of non-degree
oriented courses in BC. But times have changed: regional
colleges, high schools and community centres are now
offering affordable, local and diverse programs to the
public. The Centre for Continuing Studies, under Associate
Vice President Walter Uegama, has seen the changing times and changed along with them.
Continuing Studies is a new designation that gathers Extra-Sessional (part-time studies),
UBC Access (distance education) and the Centre for Continuing Education (general non-
credit courses) together into one administrative grouping. Combined, these programs
generate over $20 million annually, and involve over 85,000 students in 1,800 courses.
Walter Uegama is a continuing education enthusiast, and he's excited about the new
department. "Universities have to fit their programs to meet the needs of the community,"
he says. "We have to be responsive."
As result, CS programs are striking a balance between traditional fare and diploma
programs (environmental studies, the museum program), career development, especially as
it relates to the future of work and the nature our changing economy, applied technology
programs and an extensive program of ESL offerings.
That CS is an important part of UBC's future is seen in the appointment of Uegama as
an associate VP: until now, the head of CS has always been a director. Growth and innovation have always been the hallmark of continuing education at UBC, and Uegama sees CS
moving into five main market areas: training in the campus community; general public
programs in the arts and humanities; credential programs; corporate training; and international programs with the English Language Institute, cross-cultural training and alliances
with universities around the world.
Under Walter Uegama, CS will continue to grow and diversify.
"Thanks for talking to me
about UBC and many thanks
for your generous gift."
Five nights a week, forty-eight weeks a
year, a dozen or so UBC students in baseball caps and sweatshirts head to Mary
Bollert Hall, after a day of classes, to
reach out to alumni by phone. They
hope to chat with you, update your address, let you know what is happening
on campus and finish the conversation
by saying "thanks for talking to me about
UBC and many thanks for your generous gift."
For the student callers, it's an opportunity to earn much needed money right
here on campus, without wasting precious study time travelling to work. They
feel they are not phoning strangers, but
rather those who have walked the same
paths, sat in the same desks, lived in the
same residences. The scene is repeated
at campuses across the country as present
and past students connect in support of
their alma maters.
Although UBC alumni are still canvassed
by mail, the telepledge program has
proved to be a cost effective way to raise
money, with a much higher participation rate than mail. In addition, it is the
major source of address updates for all
alumni mail and the Chronicle.
As part of the World of Opportunity
Campaign, the telepledge program has
raised $458,978 for the President's Opportunity Fund, providing scholarships,
bursaries and special initiatives, and
$327,418 for Faculty Endowment Funds.
Currently, students are calling to ask for
your support in raising $300,000 towards
the new Walter C. Koerner Library,
which opens in 1995. It will incorporate
Sedgewick Library to integrate graduate
and undergraduate library research into
one building and is the first phase of
what will become the new Main Library
on campus.
Please take a moment to speak
with the student who calls and
give them your support!
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1993      19 —""aer—spv-i,..-
For Your Reading Pleasure
8y Zoe Landale
My Name is Seepeetza by Shirley Sterling
(Groundwood, paper, $7.95) won this year's BC
Book Prize for children's literature. It is an autobiographical novel I approached with trepidation. Over
the years I have heard Indian authors lambaste
whites on the subject of native residential schools,
and I was not sure if I wanted more guilt heaped
upon me. Sterling, however, handles this material
beautifully. Written in the format of a child's diary,
we find out what it means to be uprooted from
your family, have your name changed and be forbidden your own language.
All right, by page forty I had tears in my eyes.
But, and this is the lovely part, Sterling has a compassionate touch. The same Sister Theo who is "always yelling orders and bawling us out" helps
Seepeetza's older sister, who is having trouble with a
supervisor who won't give her time to study for exams. Sister Theo secretly gives her "a flashlight so
she could study under her blankets at night" We
also hear about life on Joyaska ranch where
Seepeetza grows up, and if family members come
out a shade rose-tinted, the warmth and details the
writer provides are memorable.The smells and
sounds of the ranch are all there.
One small criticism is that the ending just tails
off. It's forgivable.This book is filled with
huckleberries, the delicious smell of home-made
bread, and kids eating mint toothpaste because
they're hungry. It has substance.
The Illumination of Alice Mallory by Maureen
Moore (HarperCollins, paper, $12.95) is a clever
book.The first sentence made me like it. "North
Vancouver was utterly loathsome and desolate,
Alice Mallory decided, especially lower Lonsdale
where she lived." Moore has a splendid, glittering
style of writing, which can get excessive at times but
is usually under control. She has an acidly amusing
way with unlikeable characters. Alice's mother,
Beryl, is a quintessential creep, sluttish, neglectful of
her children, manipulating and lazy. I kept wanting to
disbelieve in this awful woman, yet she crackles with
energy. Every time Beryl opens her mouth, the
reader pays attention. What dire thing will Beryl do
or say next?
The late fifties/early sixties are presented
seamlessly. Bit players leap off the page, like Alice's
co-worker at Woolworth's whose "arms were perfectly smooth due to her habit of torching off any
fuzz with a cone of burning paper."
Alice wants to escape to something higher
than the gross, non-literate world her mother inhabits. Her choice of James Chant as a lover, a D.H.
Lawrence scholar, permits the author a wicked humour. James tells Alice,"l had only intermittent
flashes of consciousness until I woke up and found
myself in graduate school." James is, of course, a
louse, and a well-dissected one by the end of the
book. I appreciated every barb.
Alaska Highway Two-Step by Caroline
Woodward (Polestar, paper, $ 14.95) contains the
most loving portrayal of a slobbering canine since
the Albert Payson Terhune series of books about
collies I grew up with. Sadie Brown protects her
owner, Mercy Brown, from garter snakes at the
compost bin and is generally good company. Even I,
who do not dote on dogs, like her.
Woodward has an easy natural style. I love her
writing. It's clean, warm and sceptical in the right
places.The problem I had with this book is at 175
pages, it's too short to integrate the two focuses the
author has set for herself. One is Aunt Ginger's diaries, the other the visions of impending disasters
Mercy records for the Canadian Bureau of Premonitions. All the jacket hype about "mysteries" confused
me. I thought I was reading a sort of psychic murder
Well, no. What we get is the story of Mercy's
travels up the Alaska Highway, with the tension well-
handled and rachetted up by the intensity and progression of Mercy's visions.
Would you believe that I couldn't figure out
what happened at the end? Even after several
rereadings I am not sure. What was it that Mercy
and the Bureau did to avert catastrophe? Nothing I
could see.
Sometimes a book gets away from an author.
This is Woodward's first novel and I have the feeling
the structure escaped from her. It won't, however,
stop me from buying her next book.Woodward is a
writer to watch.
A Staircase For All Souls by George McWhirter
(Oolichan, paper, unpriced) is subtitled "The British
Columbia Suite, A Wooded Masque for Readers and
Listeners." This book, complete with trademark
McWhirter ambiguities, contains some fine poetry.
This stuff is Grand Cru, not everyday wine.The lan
guage is sleek and surprising. Who else could write
about asters growing "in a snort of colour"?
One of his strengths is the particularity of his
vision, especially as it relates to the natural world. It
means that vegetation does not grow in a tangle of
unknown foliage, it is separated with precision and
named with delight. Consider a stanza like: "White
tarantula, the star magnolia blossoms/Crawl under the
black boulders/Ofthe March night"
These are poems of transformation. Sound
plays a large part in them, often by way of an italicized facing page.
Our children came
With the hiss of hot comets
Fallen into our atmosphere
Out of their cool Interstellar
It is a large task McWhirter has set himself, to
capture a province on paper. He's succeeded. Just as
Antonio Machado, considered in Spain to be the
finest poet since the 17th century, evokes heat and
images of cypress, McWhirter has in his own cool
fashion brought to life British Columbia's "Walloping
anaconda/Of a broken choker" and "the little vomited
lisp/OfClams/Trodden on at low tide." Some ofthe
sound pieces work better than others (I could hear
McWhirter muttering into his beard), but judged on
an international scale, this is a major book by an important poet.
Voyages: At Sea With Strangers by joan
Skogan, MFA'90, (HarperCollins, $21.95, hard
cover) introduces readers to the extraordinary
world of deep-sea fishing vessels. It's creative documentary at its best, detailed observation of a closed
environment that is drawn with aching clarity. Fourteen pieces weave back and forth between offshore
spots such as the Bowie Seamount where the Canadian vessel Lana Janine fishes for black cod, to the
Polish and Russian worlds of the foreign trawlers
where Skogan worked as a Canadian fisheries observer."! am afraid," she writes, "because I am always the stranger on the
ship no matter how many
times I go to sea."
The people, the boats, the
stink and fish scales drifting
from her hair, are utterly
real. Skogan writes lucid
prose. "The ship is fishing
hake off the west coat of
Vancouver Island and we
20      UBC An mni Chronicle, Winter 1993 can sometimes see Amphitrite Point light at the
mouth of Barkley Sound off the bow, but we are in
another, harder country.The faces of the officers
and crew are often turned away from me." Although
the psychic isolation is biting, the real lover and antagonist is ultimately the sea."Don't do as we have
done. Don't work at sea forever. Sea is narcotic,"
one of the Poles who befriends her says.
My one tiny complaint about this book is that I
wanted more. More stories, more information
about the author, whose personal history remains
tantalizingly in the background.The detached tone
of the prose makes it knife-sharp. Voyages At Sea
With Strangers is a beautiful book. It leads you
into a locked cabin of the heart where the narrator
struggles alone.
Killing Time, poems by Seymour Mayne, MA'66,
PhD72, (Mosaic Press, $ 12.95, paper), has on its
cover a black and white rendition of an angel staying
Abraham from killing his son Isaac.The theme of
sacrifice, "Joseph's/alphabet of dreams," humanity
doing its best to make sense of God, of knowledge
and how it is communicated, surface and glint all
through the book. Mayne has a deceptively simple
way with words. At first reading, the poems seem
so direct it is easy to underestimate their power. "If
we do not tell/the story/in
haste/as we flee/it unfolds/
us~/one way,/the other
way/we wander/to the climax/of Sinai/and then try/to
turn away..."
Mayne, who has published
thirty-five books,
chapbooks and broadsides,
like many poets, has a love/
hate relationship with
words. On one hand, nothing else will do. "Give us a
/sign, /the part/ particle of a word /the telltale/
breath between/ consonants..." On the other, he
fears words for their perceived inadequacy; they are
legs which disintegrate under us even as we walk.
"The iceberg tongue hides a deeper shadow, the
heart frozen right down to the depths, to the roots
of words."
I would be happy to see Mayne trust more in
the power of words. Many of these poems seem
like laments for things which cannot be said. Certainly as a poet Mayne has the technical ability to
take on his chosen medium, the blank page. What
seems to have happened here is a failure of nerve.
How many of us would want a brain surgeon operating on us who had lost confidence in the power of
his/her scalpel?
Dry Land Tourist and other stories by Dianne
Maguire, MFA'88, (Sister Vision Press, unpriced, paper), is a book by a white Jamaican now living in
Canada.The publisher bills itself as a "Black Women
and Women of Colour Press." After all the fuss in
recent years about who is and isn't entitled to tell
stories, it is encouraging to see that Maguire's right
to write fiction about her background is supported.
Could it be because she
writes about poor whites
and blacks cooperating?
The people are the best
part about this book: Aunt
Mattie and Emma, who
takes a potion to abort the
fourth child she would have
liked but cannot feed, and
their families and neigh-
bours.This is a nice book,
sympathetically done.The stories themselves are on
the thin side. I had problems with a number of the
endings, which just broke off, leaving me flipping
pages to see if I was missing something. Perhaps
part of the trouble lies in the condensed style of the
stories. In "Green Bush" the writer says of Gillian
that she "enjoyed his attention and tried not to
show her delight." So, let the reader feel that. It's as
though Maguire is afraid of saying too much, and so
doesn't let the reader into the story far enough.We
bump along the surface.
The dialogue gives the flavour of speech without being hard to follow.A number of the stories in
Dryland Tourist are linked. For me, the title story
is the most moving: a woman returns to Kingston
and finds it no longer home.
The Architects of Golf, Geoffrey S. Cornish,
BSA'35, and Ronald E.Whitten, HarperCollins,
$67.50, 648 pages.
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You choose the eight iron and your brand new
Titleist goes for a swim. Who designed this stupid
SThe Architects ol
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But once you're past the
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Ted Arnold BASc(MetEng)'27 wrote to Edward G. Nunn
BASc(CivEng)'27, who has been keeping a class newsletter for
almost 22 years (!), telling him about "a huge diamond staking
boom, 350 miles north of Yellowknife in an area larger than
Connecticut, but with only one pipe in 1000 producing commercial diamonds" ... Lindsay Black BSA'29 is living in Ridge,
New York. He would like to hear news about fellow 1929
grads, especially "Eden," who was going to homestead in the
Peace River country. Lindsay would like to know how he did in
that venture ... Donald C. Davidson BA'33 obtained an MA
(1934) and a PhD (1937) in history from the University of California at Berkeley after graduation from UBC. In 1941 he
earned a Certificate in Librarianship from the same school.
That helped him secure a job as education adviser at the
Huntington Library in San Marino, California. In 1947 he became a librarian at Santa Barbara College, later to become the
University of California at Santa Barbara. He spent the rest of
his career there, retiring in 1977. During his tenure he saw the
library grow from 30,000 to 1.3 million volumes, being one of
the first open stack libraries in the California university system.
This October, in recognition of his service to the university and
the library, the University of California Board of Regents
named UCSB's main library The Donald C. Davidson Library ...
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Ben Farrar BASc{MechEng)'27 and his wife Connie were in
an automobile accident two years ago. Ben recovered physically, but Connie is still dealing with the shock.They are living
with their foster son, who is looking after them ... Art
Gordon BASc(CivEng)'27, MASc'35 and his wife Molly attended the Great Trekker luncheon last year, where they saw
classmate Ted Arnold (see above)... Pete Mathewson
BASc(ElecEng)'27 and his wife Jean made a boat trip to Alaska
in June, but haven't travelled anywhere else for a while.
Walter D. Charles BSA'37 is an arachnologist He has been
collecting spiders since his retirement One which he collected
is new to science and has been described by Dr. Rob Bennett
ofVictoria as Cybeaus Chor/es/.The name is unofficial until the
publishing ofthe thesis ... Harold Scott Keenlyside BA'35
was called to the bar in 1939. He is a retired provincial court
judge and lives in Qualicum Beach ...Tong Louie BSA'38
wrote to ask if there are any other BSA'38s still around? ...W.
AiistairTaylor BSA'32 spent 44 years working for C-I-L He
retired in 1976 as general manager, agricultural division. His
wife Jean died in 1991.Their three children live in Montreal,
Edmonton and California, while he lives in London, Ontario.
He plays golf and lawn bowls for recreation ... Milton Taylor
BSA'39, MSA'46 wrote that he and his wife Dottie just celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary at the respective
ages of 77 and 74. He wonders where all the 30s grads are,
and all we at The Chronicle can say is people have to write to us
so we can include them in Class Acts. (There was no 30s section in the last issue.)
Ernie Ball BA'48, BEd'49, who retired as assistant superintendent of schools in Richmond, BC, is busy organizing and
escorting cruises and tours ...After graduation from UBC,
Glyn H. Langdale BCom'49 went on to obtain an MEd from
the University of Ottawa and an MBA from the University of
Toronto. He has retired as president of Career Counselling &
Marketing Inc. and is living in Penticton with his wife Marion
Rose Langdale BEd'72, MEd'84 (see 70s)... Echo Lidster
BSA'42 was one of many Canadians to receive the 125th Year
Medal struck in commemoration ofthe 125th anniversary of
Canadian Confederation.This was for work done with the 4-H
Clubs of Canada ... Eldon F. Rideout BSA'47, MSA'49 continues to enjoy retirement from the City Analysis Lab ...John
Ryall BSA'48 and his wife Joyce, of Gipaanda Greenhouses in
Surrey, recently spent two days in London, UK with their old
friend Mark Rose BSA'47, who is Agent General for British
Columbia House ... Stuart W.Turner BSA'43, MSA'47 is a
consulting agrologist involved in over 100 lawsuits against
Dupont for selling herbicide contaminated fungicide. Accusers
allege they destroyed many crops from Puerto Rico to Hawaii
in the US. He is recovering on all trials, so far.
Stan Clark BASc(ElecEng)'59 received his MA in electrical
engineering in Aberdeen in '61 and his PhD in computer science from Manchester in '67. He was a Commonwealth
Scholar and an Athlone Fellow. He retired to Campbell River
after a career teaching computer science in various universities
and colleges and as a consultant for the BC government His
two daughters also have careers in the computer sciences ...
A.L. Creemer BA'56, MA'62 retired after 30 years in the oil
industry. He teaches math and travels with his wife Miriam ...
Allan Leinweber BCom'55 retired after IVi years with Gulf
Oil in Calgary and 30 years as a business education teacher and
department head at W.E. Hay Composite High in Stattler.AI-
berta ... Ralph Morehouse BSA'53, MSA'68 retired as deputy
minister in the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and
Marketing ...Alan Parke BSA'53 and his wife Thelma sold
their Bonaparte Ranch at Cache Creek (after 131 years in the
same family!) and retired to Kamloops ... Harry L. Penny
BA'56, BSW'56, MSW'57 received an honorary doctor of laws
degree from McMaster, where he is a professor emeritus. He
was founding director of the School of Social Work there, and
after he retired in 1984 he was seconded as director of the
Centre for Continuing Ed, where he served until 1987. Since
retiring, Dr. Penny has published two books, a history of yachting in Hamilton/Burlington, and the other. From Dream to
Gleam, a memoir ofthe trials and tribulations of establishing
that school of social work. He lives in Burlington with his wife
Goldie (Walker) Penny BA'43 ... On September I, Klaus
Rieckhoff BSc'58, MSc'59, PhD'62 became a professor emeritus after 28 years in the physics department at SFU. He served
for 28 years on the senate and for twelve years on the BOG ...
Louanne (Davies)Twaites BSc(Pharm)'53 was made a Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists Fellow as of August 18.
Louanne is also a member-at-large of the Alumni Association ...
ConnlaT.Wood BA'54 retired from service with the federal
government He spends winters with his wife Anne in Victoria,
summers in Nova Scotia. He does some export consulting.
In September Jay Atherton BA'61 retired from his management position with the National Archives of Canada to take on
editing, research and consulting ... R.Alan Broad bent BA'68
received the Queen's Toronto Branch Award at the annual John
Orr Award Dinner.Thirteen hundred Queen's grads and
friends filled the Metro Convention Centre ... Dan Cumming
BSc(Agr)'67, PhD'75 returned to Canada after three years as
attache to the EEC in Brussels. He will work for Agriculture
Canada in Morden, Manitoba as a senior research scientist
crop utilization processes ... Prabhat (Pete) Desai MSc'70
earned his PhD from Guelph in 1972. After a postdoctorate in
crop science, he joined Dow Chemical Canada. He and his
family moved a few times with the company (Sarnia, Edmonton,
Sacramento, Indianapolis). They reside in Newmarket Ontario,
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where Pete is director for R&D, DowElanco Canada Inc. His
family consists of his wife Nancy and three daughters, ages 9 to
17 ... Kenneth Dyba BA'64 is relocating from Toronto to Victoria. He is working on a new novel (Gabe) and a new stage
play (Spin)... Norman Field BSc'66 is back in Vancouver after
nine years in the "land of Oz" (Ottawa) ... J.S. Lawrence
Fournier BCom'61 has been president and part owner of
United Independent Title Services since October 1992, a title
insurance underwriting management company in Dublin, California ...The navy brought David J. Freeman BA'65,
DipEd'67 back to the west coast as commander,Tribal Class
Update and Modernization Detachment in Esquimalt This is his
first time back in BC since he left UBC in 1967 ... Ben Harder
BA'67 and his wife Jessie served a four-month term with the
Mennonite Central Committee in Akron, Pennsylvania, beginning in May. Ben was a pricing table supervisor with SELFHELP
Crafts of the World ... Richard Haworth BA'67 retired from
the Coquitlam School District in June 1992. He taught for 10
years in Vancouver before his 20 years as a teacher in
Coquitlam. He moved to Vernon to start a hobby farm ...
Wilfred L. Highfield BA'65 moved from Kelowna to Calgary
in September ...Victoria (Diana Markin) Hogan BA'62 received her MA from the University of Colorado. She is now
president of Canada EarthSave Society. She is also the founder
ofthe prize-winning EarthSave Toastmasters Club, which
teaches awareness of environmental, ethical and health consequences of our food choices ... Gordon McBean BSc'64,
PhD'70 is head of the Department of Oceanography at UBC.
He was elected a Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, and as president of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society ... Barbara (Scott) McLean BEd'60 completed her first
year as deputy clerk ofthe General Assembly ofthe Presbyterian Church in Canada. She is the first woman and layperson to
hold this position and is based in Toronto. She works with 45
presbyteries across the country. Barbara's spouse, the Hon.
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Walter McLean BA'57 was the MP for Waterloo since 1979
and served as Canada's special representative for African and
Commonwealth affairs. He was not a candidate in recent election. He is spending the fall as a member ofthe Canadian delegation to the UN General Assembly ... Ian Miller BA'65,
BASc(CivEng)'67, MASc(CivEng)'71 moved to Washington, DC
to open a new consulting services office for Golder Associates
Inc, specializing in environmental engineering ... Michael
Miller BArch'65 was named a fellow ofthe Royal Architectural
Institute of Canada. He is chair of Architectural Science and
Landscape Architecture at Ryerson ... Bruce Montador
BSc'67 left the Bank of Canada to become a counsellor to the
head of the economics department of the OECD ... Shirley
Myers BHE'60 has retired as head, Home Economics Branch,
Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development. She lives in
Summerland ... Murray Newman PhD'60 retired from the
Vancouver Aquarium in March after heading it for over 37
years. His book. Life in a Fishbowi, Confessions of an Aquarium
Director, will be published in April 1994 by Douglas Mclntrye ...
Keith Slessor BSc'60, PhD'64 was the co-recipient (with Mark
Winston of SFU) ofthe 1992 BC Science Council Gold Medal
in Natural Sciences for his work on honey bee queen mandibular pheromone. He has been at SFU since 1966 and was
awarded a research professorship for 1993. His research centres on lepidopteran pheromones of economically important
pests. His wife Marie Slessor BEd'62 is doing a post-BA di-
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ploma in kid's lit at SFU. Son Mike Slessor BASc(EngPhys)'92
received his MA in aeronautics from the California Institute of
Technology. He continues his studies there for a PhD ... Simon
Wade BA'63 has been High Commissioner to the Republic of
Guyana with accreditation as Ambassador to the Republic of
Surinam since August 9.
Margaret Ancill BEd'78 is a counsellor atWestsyde Senior
Secondary in School District #24 (Kamloops)... Margaret
(Altnemueller) Archer BHE78 is back at Crystal Park
School (Grande Prairie,Alberta) as a learning disabilities
teacher, after a year off to be a full-time mom to a baby boy
(born July '92) which she and her husband Robert adopted ...
Gordon Baldwin BCom'76 started his own CA firm in
Burnaby after six years as aVP finance in the fishing industry.
He will specialize in tax and financial planning ... Louise Ball
BA'75 lives in Singapore with her husband, Ken Moselle, and
their two children. She is a member of the teacher training
faculty at Nanyang University ... Bronwen Beedle BSF'74 is
deputy chief forester of BC as of December, 1992 ... Allen
Billy BSc'77, MSc'83 is a biology instructor in the Department
of Math and Science at Douglas College. He teaches anatomy
and physiology to general and psychiatric nursing students and
university transfer biology courses. He earned his PhD from
the University of Texas in 1986. He works as a volunteer with
North Shore Rescue and is engaged to to Lesley Leroux ...
Eleonora (Isolde) Corvin BSc'75 is president of Canadian
Financial Services Ltd., a company dating back to 1934 which
provides estate, retirement and financial planning and investments. She's still single, with one doberman ... Ron
Diederichs BSc'79, wife Sue and their three children are in
Campbell River. He is a forest ecosystem specialist... Aminah
Fayek MASc(CivEng)'92 is studying for her PhD in civil engineering at the University of Melbourne ... Wren Green
PhD'74 is director, planning and external agencies, with the
Department of Conservation in Wellington, New Zealand. He
and wife Karen have one child, George, born in May 1992 ...
Muriel Gustavson BEd'75, BSW80, MEd'84 works as an elementary counsellor at the UN related New International
School of Thailand in Bangkok ...Janet Hal I i we 11 MSc'70 has
been awarded an honorary doctorate of science from Queen's.
She earned two other honorary doctorates, one from York and
the other from Memorial.After UBC, she did research in bacterial physiology there. She was on the editorial team of the
Canadian Journal of Chemistry at NRC before joining the
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council in 1977.
From 1983 to 1990, she was director-general of research
grants with that council, and from 1990 to 1992, chair of the
Science Council of Canada ... Dorothy (Schwaiger) Jantzen
BPE'79, husband Dale, sons Carl and Brett and daughter Avery
have moved to Pleasanton, California, where Dale works as an
electronics engineer and Dorothy stays home with the kids...
Kenneth Jessiman BCom'75 joined Realtech Realty Corporation's finance division as a senior associate. He brings a great
deal of experience in commercial real estate finance and negotiating optimum terms for borrowing clients to the job ...
Marion Rose Langdale BEd'72, MEd'84 retired as professor
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of science at Okanagan University College in Kelowna. She
lives in Penticton with her husband Glyn H. Langdale
BCom,49 (see 40s) ... Michele (Perault) Lioy PhD'77 works
in Washington, DC for the World Bank in the Central Africa
and Indian Ocean department, division of population and human resources, as a social communications specialist... Ray
Lord BSc'78 is managing director of marketing and development at Science World in Vancouver. He is married with two
daughters ...J. Parker MacCarthy BA'71, LLB'75 of Duncan,
has been elected president ofthe Canadian Bar Association
(BC Branch). He has been actively involved in CBA activities
since his call to the bar in 1975. He served as the Cowichan
Valley representative for the Alumni Association. He is a partner in the law firm of MacCarthy Ridgway in Duncan. His practice includes corporate, commercial, real property and wills
and estates. He is married to Virginia (Castner) MacCarthy
BEd'74, an instructor at Malaspina College in Nanaimo.They
have two children ... Brian Mahood BSc'70 is exploration
manager of Strike Energy Inc., an oil and gas exploration company. He and his wife Robyn (Ravening) Mahood BEd'69 live
in Calgary with their two children ... Richard Nalos BSc'72 is
an instructor of flight for Horizon Air at the Portland International Airport in Oregon. He and his wife Jackie (Pickford)
NaJos BEd'73 live in Washington ... Kathleen (Sturgess)
Nichol BA'70, MLS'73 and Alex Nichol MA'70 opened
Nichol Vineyard farm winery. Located above Naramata, Nichol
Vineyard is below the cliffs ofthe old Kettle Valley Railway.
Wines are barrel-fermented and aged, 70% ofthe 4/2-acre
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vineyard is planted to get red varietals.The opening of this
farm winery marks a total career change for both; Alex from a
musical career with theVSO and Kathleen from information/
library consulting ... Terry Noble BA'75 has written a book
about Elek Imredy, the man who sculpted the scuba diver sitting on a rock off the seawall in Stanley is his first
book, after having worked as a freelance writer for many years.
You can order his book ($12 plus postage) by phoning (604)
689-7095 ... Robert P. Oldham BA'74 works as a reference
librarian at the Hamilton Public Library; member. National Executive Monarchist League of Canada ...Julie (McCririck)
Ough scored a hole in one (150 yards) on the 7th hole of the
Barrie Golf and Country Club (Ontario) on August 29 ...
Thomas Quigley BMus'76, MLS'78 received the Inaugural
Canada Post Flight for Freedom Literacy Education Award in
June for his work promoting literacy in BC public libraries. He
will receive the award from the Governor-General in November ... Pearl Roberts BEd'76, MEd'81 was appointed a director of the Science Council of BC. Her term will end in August
1994 ...Virginia (Ginny) Russell BEd'78, presently living in
Ladner, had her first children's book, Voices on the Bay, published
by Beach Holme Publishers ofVictoria in October. It is an adventure story for children 8 years and older ... Angela Schiwy
BMus'78, MLS'86 has accepted a fixed-term post at the United
Nations Archives in New York. She is taking a one-year leave of
absence from her permanent position at the City ofVancouver
Archives. Husband Jean Laponce BA'87, MA'91 has been
studying for his PhD at Columbia University ... Marian
Scholtmeijer BA'75 has completed her PhD in English at
SFU. Her book. Animal Victims in Modern Fiction, was recently
published by the University of Toronto Press ... Nanette
(Marzocco) Shaw BSR'78 lives in Nova Scotia with her two
children, Kristen and Geoffrey and husband John ... Gordon
Skene BSc'71, MSc'73 is the president of Solus Technology
Corporation, which combines the latest technology in data
management and communications with specialized touch
screens, vivid graphics and "intelligent" control and sensing
devices in the Solus integrated building automation system ...
Donald A. Smeaton BASc(ElecEng)'69 retired from Ontario
Hydro after 24/2 years to start a new home business in tax
consulting ... Nancy Stewart BAV I, MA'81 is president of
the Provincial Specialist Association English Second Language
(ESL PSA) ofthe BC Teachers' Federation, and the ESL department head at Vancouver Technical Secondary School... Phyllis
Stoffman BSN'77 returned to Canada after 16 years working
in the US in community health. She is studying health administration (masters program) at U of T. She is also finishing a
manuscript on infectious diseases, a guidebook for the public
to be published in 1994 by j. Wiley Co ...Jennifer (Wing-
King) Tan BSc'70 and Samuel Tan BASc(ElecEng)'67 have
two children, a boy, 14, and a girl, lO.The family lives in Coto
de Caza, California ... Laurie Thain BPE'78 just released a
third album of original country music. Laurie was nominated
for "outstanding new Canadian country artist" in RPM Big
Country Awards.
Grant E.Allan MSc'81 has been in Australia for 12 years
working as a fire ecologist for the conservation commission of
the Northern Territory. He was married to Coral in 1992 ...
Elaine Anderson BA'86 and her husband David have a boy, a
girl and a video production company called Equus. Elaine also
works for Canada Customs.They live in Langley ... Sean
Blackburn BA'89 has successfully passed the entrance exam
to the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario's professional program and is working towards his CMA designation.
He lives in Ottawa with his spouse Julie Dagenais Blackburn ...
Kent Bowling BA'85 is sales supervisor for Coca-Cola Bottling. He lives in Coquitlam with his wife Maria Baverstock ...
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lain Bowman BASc(MechEng)'87 married Gillian Blood in
August 1993 in Middlesex, England. He is working in Hampshire, helping to design a new engine for formula one motor
racing ... Kathleen (Laird)-Burns BA'89 is information officer at campus planning and development at UBC. Husband
Kevin Burns BSc'90 works at the SFU micro-computer store
as store coordinator ... Ron Byres BASc(CivEng)'85, MASc
(CivEng)'88 lives in Dar es Salaam,Tanzania. He works for
Sandwell Inc. on a World Bank funded port master plan for the
Tanzanian Harbours Authority. He is engaged to McGill grad
Carey LePage.They plan to marry in 1994 ... Catherine (Le
Due) Chan BSc'81, PhD'86 is an associate professor of physiology at the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of PEL Husband Patrick T. Chan BSc'80, MBA'85 is an investments promotions specialist for Enterprise PEI... Kwok Fai Cheung
MASc(CivEng)'87, PhD'9l and his wife Wendy have moved to
Honolulu. He worked at Sandwell Inc. in Vancouver for two
years and is assistant professor in ocean engineering at the
University of Hawaii ... Maureen Cheung BSN'83, MBA'87
married Michael Wong in May 1990. After a stint with the Royal
Bank as an account manager for independent businesses, she
went into medical sales. She is now president of Money Concepts Financial Planning Centre in Coquitlam ... Ronald Chin
BSc'88 went to U of T for an MSc, then an LLB. He is articling
in Vancouver ... Kenneth Chow BSc'87, DDS'92 married
Susan Victoria Ng BA'87 on August 8. He is at Loyola University Medical Center for a training program in oral and maxillofacial surgery.After UBC, Susan earned her BA and MA in
business administration at SFU while working in public relations
with Hill-Knowlton in Vancouver ... Walter V.Cicha BSc'84,
PhD'89 has been employed as an R&D chemist with E.I. du
Pont Nemours Co. in Wilmington, Delaware since December
1992 ...Warren Chow BASc (Elec Eng) '87 works at BC Hydro
as a stations planning engineer. He was married in 1991 to
Hong-Ying Chow ... Barry Coblenz BA'87 received his MBA
from Queen's ... Ernest Colman BPE'51 was inducted into
the Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame for his contributions to
Softball and track and field, and to the Kamloops Sports Council. Ernie is an avid golfer and is president of a seniors' curling
club in Kamloops ... Suzanne (Milne) Cresswell BSR'83 and
her husband Tom have opened a physiotherapy clinic in Redding, California. They have two children ...Jill (Ratzlaff) Delia
Vedova BSc'88, BEd'89 and Sean DeliaVedova BMus'93
were married in July 1991.Jill teaches science in Coquitlam,
while Sean is completing his BEd at UBC.Their first child,
Nicholas Sean, was born in May ... George Demorest BSc'88
married Goldie Shea, a graduate of Mount Allison and New
Brunswick universities.They live in Istanbul,Turkey where
George works for Northern Electric Telecommunication AS ...
John Dickson BCom'83 and his wife Jane have come back to
BC after seven years in Ontario.Their "pride and joy" is I Vi
year old Matthew ... Catherine (Hill) Dixon BEd'82 and
Dave Dixon BA'81 were married in December 1985.Their
eldest daughter was born in 1990, and the youngest in 1992.
Dave is an intermediate teacher in Maple Ridge, and Catherine
teaches a primary class in Pitt Meadows ...Julie (Wong) Dixon BASc(MetEng)'89 married Jeffrey Paul Dixon in Vancouver
at the Chinese Pentecostal Church in July. Julie works at
Dofasco Inc. in Hamilton, Ontario as a process automation
engineer and is chair of the CIM (Canadian Institute of Mining
and Metallurgy), Hamilton Branch for 1993-94. Her husband is
also an engineer ... Rebecca (Hiebert) Dyck BA'89 completed her teacher certification requirements at the University
of Alberta in 1991. She has been teaching elementary school
since, first in Edmonton, and she hopes to continue in Missis-
sauga, where she lives with her husband P.D. Graham Dyck
BSc'89. He was transferred to the Toronto office of Sandoz
Agro Canada Inc. to take the position of manager for Ontario
and Quebec ... Geoffrey G. Dyer BASc(M&MPEng)*81, MEng
'89 married Rhonda in 1989.They have a baby boy born in
1992. Geoffrey has formed his own consulting company. He is
active in geotechnical engineering ... Pam Seaton (Miller)
Eppler BSc(PT)'86 and husband Jeffrey Eppler MD'87 live in
Toronto where Jeffrey is doing a residency in emergency medicine at the U ofTThey will return to BC in July ...The RCMP
has sent Marianne Farmer BA'85 on a French language
training program until June 1994. Her posting is at the Vancouver International Airport... Michael Fenwick BA'84 is a business analyst with IBM Canada in Calgary. Son Tyler is expecting
a new sibling early in January ... Anna Kelly Fung BA'81, LLB
'84 has left the Vancouver office of McCarthy Tetrault (where
she was an associate practising corporate/commercial law) to
join BC Gas as senior solicitor effective August 1993 ... Susan
Gillmore LLB'86 and George Fedoroff BCom'86 were married in August 1993.They both work for UBC ... Dean
Giustini MLS'89 has completed coursework toward an MA at
the U of T He works as a projects librarian in Richmond Hill,
Ontario ...Georgina Gray BPE'81,MPE'92 works at the U of
T Faculty of Medicine as a lecturer in the physical therapy department. She is conducting clinical research at the Orthopaedic and Arthritic Hospital... Rowena (Arce) Grewal BSc'89
and Harder S. Grewal BPE'87 were married on May 8 ...
Shirley (Egan) Holowaty BA'88 married North Shore businessman David Holowaty on July 10 ... Graham Kay BA'81
moved to Terrace to work for Social Services as district supervisor, family and children services ... Mandy (Brar) Kerlann
BSc(Pharm)'86 married her French husband in 1990. She lives
in France and does pharmaceutical research with a research
organization there. She says her French 120 is coming in handy,
although she can't drop west coast anglo accent ...Anna
Krause BEd'84 accepted a position in the school at the Epilepsy Centre in Kehl-Kork, Germany ... Eddie Kahing Lam
MBA'82 is regional commercial banking manager ofTokai Bank
of California. He and his wife Hannah have two children, Kent
and Laurel.They reside in La Canada, California ... Lawrence
Lee BSc'89, MSc'93 is pursuing a PhD in plant pathology/virology at the University of Arkansas ... Gillian Lester BSc'86
attended the U of T's law school and is nearing completion of a
doctorate in law at Stanford. She will join the faculty of the
UCLA law school in January 1994 ...Jeffrey Mah BSc'85 married Bonnie Jean Reynolds in June in Burnaby ... Leslie (Moore) Mahr BMus'82 teaches music at Queen's and works as a
graphic designer at the Kingston Whig-Standard. Leslie is married to Paul Mahr, conductor of the 13 Strings of Ottawa ...
Alex Marazzi BSc(Pharm)*85, MD'89 married Nancy Elizabeth Powell, a graduate of Trinity Western and Western Washington universities.They were married in Bellingham in April...
Ray Mathes MSc'82 works as a manager, labour relations and
EEO for James River Corporation in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School in 1991. He and his
wife Merilyn have two children ... Patrick Mokrane BCom'81
recently became CFO for Jerome Broadway Productions, a
multimedia corporation ... Lois Nahirney BA'85 has returned
to Vancouver with husband Tom Dielschneider, following three
years in London and Europe. Lois received her MBA from Western in 1990 and has been working as a management consult
ant with Gemini Consulting doing corporate business transformation ... Holly Nathan BA'83 won the 1992 Law Society of
BC Award for Excellence in Legal Journalism, presented by Her
Hon. Judge Donna Martinson, on September 25. She also received the Canadian Association of Journalism Annual National
Award for Investigative Reporting in the open newspaper category These awards were for 1992 pieces on "justice issues
arising from sexual abuse on Victoria area Native reserves" ...
Rod Negrave BSc(Agr)'88 and Louise (Kennelly) Negrave
BSc(Agr)'89 live in Fort St John, BC, where Rod is doing research for the Ministry of Forests.They own a farm and are
expecting their third child in November ... Dean Neumann
BCom'82, LLB'83 commenced his law practice with Siddall &
Cashman in Vancouver in September ... Steve Chi-Ho Ng
MSc'88 has been a member of the technical staff at MPRTel-
tech Ltd. since 1988. He is a communications specialist in network management for both data and telecommunicaton networks. He also represents his company in national and international standards organizations, defining standards for network
and systems management... Michele (Sanders) O'Flynn BA
'89, MA'91 married John O'Flynn in 1988. She was a sessional
lecturer in the English department and continues to tutor UBC
students. She is happily looking after their one-year-old son
Matthias ... Eileen O'Hanley BA'86 returned to Vancouver
after spending two-and-a-half years in Toronto with a desktop
publish ing/ corporate communications firm ... Graham Osborne BSc'83 is a wildlife and landscape photographer. He has
completed a picture book on the wilderness landscapes of BC
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The University
of British Columbia
Call for Nominations
The University of British
Columbia established Awards
for Excellence in Teaching in
1989. Awards are made by the
Faculty of Science to UBC
faculty, lecturers and laboratory
instructors who are selected as
outstanding teachers.
We are seeking input from
UBC alumni, current and
former students.
Deadline for nominations:
February 14, 1994
Nominations should be
accompanied by supporting
statements and the nominator's
name, address and telephone
number. Please send
nominations to:
Chair, Faculty of Science
Excellence in Teaching Award
c/o Office of the Dean of
Science, R 1505, 6270
University Boulevard,
University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, BC V6T IZ2
FAX (604) 822-5558
entitled British ColumbiarA Wild and Fragile Beauty, published by
Douglas & Mclntyre ... On June I, 1993 Samuel Pang BSc'82,
MD'83 was appointed associate medical director ofthe In Vitro
Fertilization America Program in Boston ...Andrew Petersen
BSc(Agr)'86 works for CPI Equipment in Langley, designing and
selling irrigation systems. He is a certified irrigation designer
through IIABC. He and his wife Christine (Dirom) Petersen  BSc'85 had their first child in November 1992 ... Linda
(Sadro) Prystay BSc'88 graduated with an MSc biochemistry
from McGill. Husband Marc Prystay BSc'88 earned his PhD in
analytical chemistry from the same university. Marc is working
as a research associate for NRC Laboratories, Boucherville,
Quebec.They are both proud ofthe new addition to their family, a third daughter,Tanya ... Robert Renwick MLS'82 is still
teaching English and serving as librarian at Emery College in
Puerto Rico ... Brian Russell BSF'84 and Kathy (Vandalen)
Russell BSc(Agr)'86 have moved to Kamloops.They have two
young daughters. Brian is working with the Ministry of Forests
... In June 1993 Tania Rutt BA'88 received her master of professional studies in June from the Institut de Management Hotelier International (Cornell-ESSEC) in Paris, France. She is
working as front desk manager at the Trianon Palace Hotel in
Versailles. She lives in France with her husband, Dan Bednar
BCom'87 ... Samuel Shih BSc(Agr)'88 works for Pepsico in
Hong Kong as a general manager ... Laura (Bortolin) Smith
BSc'88 is in her third year of a PhD program at Harvard Medical School. Husband Steve T. Smith BASc(ElecEng)'86 graduated from Harvard with a PhD in applied mathematics. He is a
staff member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory ... Rochelle Sneddon BA'87 is attending the Parson's School of Design in New
York City ... Barbara (Day) Sort BA'84, LLB'88 and Sig-
mund Sort BPE'87, BEd'92 have moved to Parksville, where
Sigmund will teach. Barbara left the law firm of Farris,Vaughn,
Wills and Murphy to open her own law practice in Parksville.
Aubrey Thomas Sigmundson Sort was born on September 17,
1992 ... Nelson Spruston BSc'84 works at the Max Planck
Institute in Heidelberg, Germany under the direction of Dr.
Bert Sakmann on a post-doctoral fellowship (Humboldt Foundation) ... Gordon Stewart BSc'83 married Maureen in August l992.They live in Yellowknife, where Gordon works as
environmental scientist for the federal government. He received his MSc in aquaculture from the University of Stirling in
Scotland in 1991 ... Shelley Sweeney BA'81, MAS'85 returned from Prague, Czechoslovakia, where she spent six
months on sabbatical from the University of Regina, studying
Czech archival systems and the public's perception of archives
...Janice Switlo BCom'81 practises law in Peachland. Her
practice is exclusively in native law. She is corporate counsel
for theWestbank Indian Band ... TimThomas BCom'84 received his MSc in finance and accounting from the London
School of Economics in 1992. He married Ana Costa in 1992
and moved to Toronto in April. He has worked with CIBC,
Corporate Bank since May ... Marianne (Lo) VanBuskirk
BA'87 and Calvin VanBuskirk BASc(GeoEng)'87 were married in 1989. Marianne teaches kindergarten (French immersion) in Mission.They have recently purchased a house in Abbotsford, where Calvin in a consulting geotechnical engineer ...
Bruce Verchere BSc'83, MSc'87, PhD'91 is a post-doctoral
fellow in the division of endocrinology and metabolism at the
VA Medical Center in Seattle. His wife, Cynthia (Robinson)
Verchere MD'88 is in her last year of residency in plastic surgery at VGH.They say long distance romance survives! ...
Christa Wallace BSc{Agr)'88, MSc'91 is in her second year at
the University of Edinburgh, Royal School ofVeterinary Studies
... Calvin Yip BASc(M&MPEng)'85 wrote to tell of his class' 10
year reunion. People came from afar (Northwest Territories
and the Philippines) for the three day reunion.There was a
"one beer" at a downtown bar, a family picnic, a round of golf
and a barbecue at the home of Dave Gunning BASc(M&M
PEng)'83 and his wife Brenda ... Colin C.Yip BCom'85 and
Cynthia Wong BCom'89, two chartered accountants, were
married on August 7.They work together in their own accounting practice in Vancouver ... Brian Yiu BCom'87, MBA'90
married Linda Lam in June 1992. He left Citicorp, where he
worked for two years, to join Merrill Lynch Debt Markets
Group in Hong Kong asVP in May 1993 ... Sepideh Ziabak-
hsh BSc'88 married Stewart Muglich LLB'89 in 1990. She
received her doctor of optometry degree from the SUNY
Stewart earned his LLM and MBA from Fordham. He is an associate in a Manhattan law firm.They will return to Vancouver.
Hamed Shafe Assaf PhD 91 married Emily Mulleda
BSN'91 in June 1991. Hamed works in the hydro technical department of BC Hydro and Emily is a registered nurse in extended care at Burnaby General Hospital ...AdrienneAtherton BCom'91 is enjoying her classes at Hastings College (the
UC law faculty) in San Francisco ... Susan (Virgoe) Bremner
BSN'92 works in oncology at the National Defence Medical
Centre in Ottawa. She is taking military career courses and
hoping for a UN tour in 1994 ...Yvonne Chong BSc'91, MBA
'93 moved to Victoria to become marketing assistant at Ques-
ter Tangent. Yvonne uses both of her degrees in this job ...Joseph Devoy BA'92 has been accepted into the MA program in
the English department ofthe U ofT ... Robert Gray BA'92
will spend the next two (or more) years studying Chinese history and language at the Department of East Asian Studies at
Harvard ... Nicole Hero Id DipFrenTrans'92 is majoring in
archaeology at SFU. She returned from a Cariboo excavation
at Barkerville with SFU. She works in translation from a home
office ... Michael Langlet BSc(Agr)'9l has just completed his
MA in aquaculture from SFU, work that included a two month
practicum in Ecuador in 1992 ... Olivia Sin-Mei Lee BCom
'90, LLB'90 has moved to Hong Kong to work for Osier Renault Ladner, which is the Hong Kong office ofVancouver law
firm Ladner Downs ...Anna Lesco-Cyr DipEd'90 has been
working for three years as an English teacher on an Indian reserve in Northern Quebec. She enjoys it... Michael Lyons
PhD'92 is a research faculty member at the California Institute
of Technology in Pasadena, working on computational neuro-
science ... Neil Mancor BA'90 received his MA in medieval
studies from Reading University in the UK. He is a member of
Keble College, Oxford, in his second year of studying for a
PhD in theology ... Kevin M'Lot BEd'92 teaches elementary
school in Surrey ... Winnie (Chong) BEd'92 married David
Monk BSc'83 in October 1988. Dave works in the pensions
and benefits consulting field in Vancouver. Winnie teaches high
school home ec and ESL inVancouver.Their first child,Allison
Michelle, was born in January ... Wanda (Pilgrim) Nemethy
BEd'91 married Brain Nemethy BPE'86, BEd'91 in July.They
live and teach in Fraser Lake, BC ... Tara Marie Pauls BA'92 is
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studying for her MSc in speech language pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in
Boston ...Wendy Reed BSc(Agr)'90 married Dan Hayes in
June. She received an MBA from the University of Ottawa in
May and is working in telecommunications in Ottawa ... Teresa
(Laumen)-Smith BEd'92 and David Hamilton Smith BEd
'81, MEd'87 were married in August in Renfrew, Ontario.They
live and teach in Burnaby ... SusanneTam MA'90 returned to
BC from Thompson, Manitoba. She works as a psychologist for
the Howe Sound School District... Caddie BellisT'Kenye
BFA'90 is writing her master's thesis in adult education at UBC
... Audrey Tyson BEd'83 returned to UBC to study theatre.
She should complete her MFA in 1995, about the same time
daughter Janet finishes her BA.Two other daughters are grads,
Catherine Tyson BA'83 and Louise Coleman BEd'86,
DipEd'87 ... Doug Wilson BCom'90 works for NCR Canada
Ltd. He transferred with the company from Vancouver to Toronto in 1991. He married Katia Belanger in July in Vancouver.
Susan (Wiles) Armstrong BHE'8I and Craig: a girl,Valerie
Michelle, on July 26.A sister for Robert and Stephanie ... Paul
Barran PhD'87 and Judith Bus MD'83: triplets-Alexa,
Michael and Christopher,on March 16 ...Maureen
(Dunnigan) Black MBA'85 and Michael Black BA'80,
MBA'83: a girl, Sarah Marie, on February 7 ... Victoria
(Ellsmore) Brown BA'87 and Grant Brown BSc'87: a girl,
Keara Kathleen, on January 2. Grant completed his PhD at
UCLA in June.The couple has moved to Baltimore where
Grant is doing post-doctoral research at Johns Hopkins ...
Shauna (MacPherson) Dennert BSR'78 and husband Fred:
a daughter.Allison Margaret, on May 28.A sister for Katherine
...James Dick BSc(Agr)'88 and his wife Jacquie: triplets-
Charles Avery.Anthony Martin and Laurel Jayne, on September
9 ... Letitia (Sladden) Gale BEd'79 and her husband Roger: a
son,William Stewart-A brother for Benjamin ... Darlene
(Gartner) Hargrove BEd'79 and Jim Hargrove
BASc(ElecEng)'81: a daughter, Shannon Iris, on June 3. A sister
for Robert and Richard ... Barbara (Murdoch) Henderson
BSN'84 and Deane Henderson BASc(MechEng)'84: a third
child,Wesley Crocker Henderson, on July 28. A brother for
Laura and Becky ... Lisa Holmgren BSc'82 and Douglas
Marshall BA'83, a daughter, Sophie Nicole, on August 28.
They have moved to Parksville, and Doug is practising law at
Clark & Co. in Qualicum Beach ... Ted Horbulyk BSc(Agr)'77
and Katie Johnson of Calgary: a daughter.Adele Lynne, on September 16. A sister for Jacob, 27 months ... May (Woo) Jiang
BCom'83 and David Jiang, a daughter, Rebecca, in April. A sister
for Heather ... Malcolm Leitch BCom'79 and his wife Patti: a
girl, Andrea Heather, on June 7. A sister for Ian and David ...
Ralph Luongo BASc (Elec Eng)'84 and his wife Lucia: a daughter, Gabriella Michele, their first child, on March 22. Ralph is an
electrical engineer with BC Rail ... David Mirhady BA'82,
MA'85 and his wife Mary Alice; a boy, Ephraem Arash, in December 1992. David is a post-doctoral fellow at Dalhousie ...
Art Monahan BA'70 and K. Angela White BA'67, LLB'70; a
daughter, Kathleen Alexandra Nancy, on February 4, 1992 ...
Sharon (Nagel) Pughe DipDH'86 and her husband Doug: a
second daughter,Tennille Alexandra, on July 29. A sister for
Kayla ...Janice (Williamson) Reynolds BSc(Pharm)'85 and
Blake Reynolds BSC(Pharm)'85: a son, Larsen Keith, on June
26, 1992. A brother for Casey and Holly ... Janine
(Thomson) Roberts BSN'88 and husband Stephen: a girl,
Mikayla Paige, on March 5 in Vancouver ...Teresa
(Bergstrom) Rodriguez BCom'86 and husband Genaco: a
daughter, Sandra, on April 23 in Madrid, Spain ... Wendi
Rottluff BASc(CHML)'88 and Al Strang were married in 1991.
Their first child was born on July 22. A son, Kiel ... Barbara
(Jordon) Schmidt B,Com'85 and her husband Karl: a boy,
Michael Karl, on April 23 ... Lorna Seppala BA'75 and David
Rowat MASc{ChemEng)79: a daughter, Sylvia Leigh, on August
12 ... Cheryl (Lenington) Suckling BA'79 and Philip Suckling PhD'77: a fourth daughter, Deanna Erynn, on May 14 in
Waterloo, Iowa ... Per Suneby BASc(ElecEng)75 and his wife
Elizabeth: a son, Joshua. Per has been promoted to director of
worldwide product marketing for Motorola Codex ...Agnes
Karman (Lai) Tarn BCom'83 and and husband Felix: a son,
Kevin Andrew, on October 7.Their first child ... William Watt
BMus'67, MMus'73 and his wife Laura: a son, lain George Allan.
A brother for Cameron, Duncan and Christine ...Wayne Weber BSc'67, MSc'73 and wife Wendy: a daughter, Larissa, on
March 12. A sister for Ian. Wayne earned a PhD at Mississippi
State and is a wildlife biologist with the BC Ministry of Agriculture ... Mary Wilkie BSc'75 and Bodo de Lange Boom
MSc'76: a daughter,Tamara, on August 7.27 A sister for Scott.
Jacob Schratter, MSc'68, PhD'73
Jack Schratter was born in 1935 in Romania. He came to Canada in 1962 after studying science in his native country. His
fiancee Margit followed him a year later and they were manried.The couple travelled to mary places together.They had two
sons, Michael and Edward, both now in their twenties and enroled in undergraduate science programs.
A short time after his arrival in British Columbia, he started working at St Paul's Hospital where he helped establish
clinics in respiratory therapy and in radioactive medicine. He entered graduate studies at UBC, earning his master's of science
and his PhD in physics.
He then started his teaching, which was his real calling. In 1971 he began a long and impressive career teaching mathematics and physics at Okanagan College. He was dedicated to his work and to his students. He was an inspiration to them,
and expected a great deal from his students. He maintained an interest in their progress long after they had left his classroom.
He was both generous with his knowledge and contributions and much sought out and admired by his colleagues. He
spent his leisure time pursuing interests in tennis, cross-country skiing and hiking. Jack and Margit also loved to go to the symphony and to the theatre.
Jack met with a tragic accident on the way home on his bicycle on March 24,1993. He was a man who earned toe love
and the respect of ail who knew him, and he will be remembered and missed.
In Memoriam
Arnold M.Ames BASc(ChemEng)'37, on January 5 ... Gary
Winter Brown BASc(MechEng)'58, on August 25, in the Bahamas. He worked for 35 years in the public utility sector; Ontario Hydro and AECL in Argentina. He took early retirement
in December 1992. He is survived by his wife Gwen, son
Royden Winter Brown and daughter Jocelyn Lora Brown ... C.
Ross Bryant BEd'87, suddenly on March 27. He is survived by
his wife Margaret, son Shawn and daughter Kirstin ... A.T.R.
(Tommy) Campbell BA'31 inVictoria.A well-known lawyer,
he managed the law firm of Davis & Company for many years.
He was a former president of the Associated Property Owners
Association and instrumental in the creation of the Downtown
Merchants Association, which he served as president and executive secretary. He was called to the bar in 1934 and appointed Queen's Counsel in 1960. He served as director of
many organizations including the Vancouver Board of Trade ...
Clarence James Clerihue BCom'48 , on July 5, in Williams
Lake. He spent most of his childhood in Vancouver, where he
was born in 1920. He is survived by his wife Gladys, father
Victor, brothers Ran and Don and many nieces and nephews...
Eleanor W. Colquhoun BA'43, on April 29 ... Thelma Hall
(Mahon) Cornwall BA'30, on July 17, in Torrance, Ontario.
While at UBC,Thelma was a member of the women's basketball team, which won the gold medal at the World Games in
Prague in 1930 ... Ian Douglas Currie BA'58, MA'61, peacefully on July 5, 1992 after a brief illness ... David Francis
Edmonds BA'42, on July 16, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is
survived by his wife Ines, two daughters Susan and Paula, and
son Charles, all of Buenos Aires; also daughters Kathy (of London), Marta (Adelaide) and Frances (Richmond). In his career
Dave moved from Port Alice, to eastern North America and
then to Argentina, where in due course he took senior responsibility for a pharmaceutical and laboratory equipment and supply company. He attended his 50th class reunion last year and
renewed contact with several of his old friends ... R. Conrad
Emmons BA' 19, MA'20, on September 4, 1993, in Madison,
Wisconsin, at the age of 95. After UBC, he went on to earn a
PhD from the University of Wisconsin in 1924. He taught there
from 1924 until he retired in 1969 as emeritus professor of
geology. His specialization was petrology and optical
mineralogy. He was Fellow, Mineralogical Society of America,
president 1944; Fellow, Geological Society of America, vice
president 1945. He wrote two books: Memoir 8 and Memoir 52
ofthe Geological Society of America; and over 45 technical
papers, all recordings of his research. He is survived by his
daughter Nancy Smith; a granddaughter, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews ... H.Jean (MacDiarmid)
Fournier BA'33, on June 26, in Calgary. She was predeceased
(in 1979) by her husband Frank L. Fournier BSc'32. She is
survived by her daughter Pamela Jean Small, sons J.S. Lawrence Fournier BCom'61 and Peter L. Fournier BA'61 and
grandson Jack S. Fournier BSc'81. She moved to Ottawa in
1973 and lived there until she moved to Calgary in 1990. She
worked as a secretary in real estate and the law from 1947
until 1973 ... Urban John Guichon BSA'42, on October 9, in
Calgary. During WWII he served with distinction in the intelligence and commando unit of the Canadian and British forces,
living and working with the Dutch underground before the
allied invasion. For the BC Department of Agriculture, he or-
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Dorothy Mawdsley, MA'27
Dean ofWomen Emerita Dorothy Mawdsley died peacefully tn her sleep at Crofton Manor
on August 5th of this year. A generation of UBC women graduates will remember gratefully
her work on their behalf.
Mary Dorothy Mawdsley was born in 1898 in Florence, Italy where her British
parents were studying and working. She attended kindergarten in Italy, and schools in Ontario and Saskatchewan. She received a BA from McGill, an MA from UBC and a PhD from
die University of Chicago.
She first began teaching in the English Department of UBC in i 927, but, like
many single members of faculty, she was discharged in 1932 when die university suffered
severe financial problems. From 1932 to 1940 she taught at King Edward High School in
Vancouver. She was re-hired in the English Department in 1940 and was appointed Dean of
Women in 1941. She held both positions until her retirement in 1959.
At the time of her appointment the Dean of Women's office carried many responsibilities for the watchful care of
women at the university. The dean was expected to be a chaperon, social arbiter, confidante, moral guardian and substitute
parent, as well as a person of impeccable academic standing. Dean Mawdsley stepped into the office with enthusiasm, spending
the first summer of her appointment examining every single boarding home available to women students in those pre-resi-
dence days. She continued to offer guidance and sympathetic help to all the "girls" under her care, many times speaking out on
their behalf in faculty meetings, sometimes to the consternation of less patient faculty members.
Dr. Mawdsley and her friend, Marjorie Leeming, with whom she collaborated in an English text book, shared a home
and a keen interest in gardening and dogs for many years both before and after her retirement.Among her post-retirement
activities was the taping of reminiscences of her work as Dean of Women for a UBC Women's History project The tape recording is available in the UBC Archives. She remained active and interested in her family and former students right up to the
present year.    (Thanks to Laurenda Danielk, University Archivist Emerita.)
ganized a program which successfully eliminated brucelosis in
BC cattle. He served as district agriculturalist for Kamloops
and managed the Alkali Lake Ranch in 1954. He moved to
Calgary in 1955. In the course of his career he employed hundreds of people in Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan and Montana,
and was greatly admired by colleagues, staff and suppliers. He
retired three weeks before he died. He is survived by his wife
Mary, his five children, his brothers Charles and Bernard
Guichon BSA'50, seven grandchildren, children-in-law, many
nieces and nephews and friends ... Leslie Ernest Howlett
BA'27, in January 1992 ... Dorothy (Hayes) Lawrence
BHE'47, on August 26, in Pebble Beach, California. Dorothy
was born in Edmonton and grew up in Jasper, where her father
was a minister in the United Church.After marrying a young
American she met while he was vacationing in Jasper, she
raised her children on magical stories of skating on frozen lakes
by the light of the moon. She worked as a registered dietician
at VGH before her marriage to Theodore. She travelled extensively with her husband, a Chevron Corporation executive.
Besides her husband, she leaves her two daughters, Ann and
Deborah; three grandchildren and a nephew, Blair E. Mercer
BEd'92, BPE'92 ... Dennis C. Lewsey BEd'76, on July 2, in
Nakusp ... Ann Oliver (McClure) Maclachlan BA'33, on
August I. Born in Lethbridge, she grew up and taught in the
Mission/Hatzic area. She volunteered as a tutor teaching ESL to
young adult immigrants. She endured a long battle with
osteoporosis, but her love of family, music, friends and the
church sustained her. She is survived by her husband J.
Murdoch Maclachlan BA'40, daughter Kim Collett and son
John BCom'70 and many other family members ...John
Malcolm Russell Margeson BA'42, of Fowlsmere, near
Cambridge, UK, while visiting on Vancouver Island, on July 19.
Professor Margesson was born in Trail in 1920 and was an honours graduate in English and classics. From 1941-42 he was
editor-in-chief of The Ubyssey. Commissioned by the RCAF in
1943, he served in the radar section overseas. He taught English at Acadia University and Scarborough College at the U ofT
before he moved to the UK. He was predeceased by his wife
Kipps and is survived by his daughters Sue and Jane, son
Michael, four grandchildren and his sister Ruth Davidson ...
Lynne Catherine (Sinclair) Peachey LLB'90, on September
3 at the age of 48. After working many years as a nurse at The
Health Centre for Children and Children's Hospital, she entered UBC's law school at the age of 40. She practised law in
Richmond after being called to the bar. Lynne gave generously
of herself to her friends and family and to her community. She
was a director and officer of the Victorian Order of Nurses, a
director of theVGH Alumni Building Society, the BC Housing
Foundation and the lower mainland chapter of the BC Head
Injury Association. She is survived by her husband David; her
daughters Tanya BCom'92, Karen and Meghan; her twin sister
Laurel, her sister Donna and many other loving family members who miss her very much ... Cicely (Hunt) Pierrot
BA'31, BSW'62, on March 18. She was active in Alpha Gamma
Delta both on campus and as an alumna; she received some of
their honorary awards. After receiving her degree in social
work, she worked in adoption placements with the Children's
Aid Society in Vancouver, and for a time in Whitehorse. Her
husband Edward, whom she married in 1938, died in 1961. She
is survived by three children: Roland BCom'63, LLB'64, Hazel
and Stephen, and her brother, William Hunt
BASc (Mech Eng)'42 ... MarleneThorsteinson BCom'82, on
August 8 ... Dorothy (Tate) Slaughter BASc(Nurs)'33, on
October 9,. Dorothy was a pioneer director of public health
nursing in the forties, and a consultant for the Province of British Columbia (1955-75).After UBC she joined the provincial
Public Health Department and, except for one brief period of
educational leave (at Columbia and Berkeley) and an overseas
appointment in Saudi Arabia, remained with the department for
the majority of her career. She lived in White Rock, BC from
1950 and was an active member of the University Women's
Club ofWhite Rock ...Arthur John Wirick BA'36, on September 18, in Saskatoon. James A. Gibson BA'31 (professor
emeritus at Brock University in St Catherines, Ontario) wrote
to report the death of his friend, whom he would see from
time to time at gatherings of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs, in which Mr. Gibson had been a branch officer
and for several terms a member ofthe National Council...
Born in Vancouver in 1914, William Affleck Wolfe BA'37,
BASc(MechEng)'37 completed post-graduate work at Queen's
before joining the Faculty of Applied Science at UBC. In 1962
he moved to Chalk River as an assistant director ofj/esearch at
Atomic Energy of Canada. He retired to Victoria in 1979
where he continued to write on the use of nuclear energy for
peaceful purposes. He is survived by his wife Eleanor and two
sons, Brian and John.   •
Daniel Branch Quayle, BA'37, MA'38
Daniel Quayle arrived from England in 1913, when he was three. His family settled in the
coal-mining community of Ladysmith on Vancouver Island. His CV includes the notation
"1929—coal miner (stimulus to Academe)." He taught elementary school at eighteen, progressing from there to an honorary Doctor of Sciences degree from UVic at seventy-six In
between, he earned degrees from UBC and a PhD from the University of Glasgow.
Dr. Quayle was a world authority on bivalve molluscs, particularly oysters and
marine wood-borers. He worked as a marine biologist for thirty years with the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo.This included stints as the director of biological services to the
BC Department of Fisheries, as a technical advisor in California,Virginia and Washington, as
a consultant to the Canadian University Services Overseas (CUSO), the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the International Development Research Centre (1RDC). He taught and carried out
research all over the world: Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Morocco, Mozambique, the Philippines,
Puerto Rico, Sierra Leone, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Trinidad. His service to his country and the world included four years as
a navigator with the RCAF, one year of which was spent as a prisoner of war in Germany during WWII.
For relaxation, Dan read poetry, fiddled with machines, played golf and gardened his corner of the BC rainforest in
Nanaimo. He is survived by his wife Ann, his daughter Moura (David Fushtey LLB'88), his brother Alex (Jayne), his sisters
Jane (Chris), Marion and Betsy and his sister-in-law Gwen Murray. He will be deeply missed by them and by his many cousins,
nieces, nephews, extended family and friends, colleagues and students.
l BC Au mm Chroski.k, Winter 199.'! Miscellaneous Homecoming and Reunion Photos
Donald McDairmid, BA'30, BCom'34 was a guest
at the "Great Trek Remembered" Luncheon. We
took a group photo ofthe Great Trekkers, but Mr.
McDairmid was busy talking with old friends and
missed the shoot. Photo by CP.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1993       29 Alumni   Acrostic   Puzzle
2          C
3          S
1 *
8          H
9         0
10        P
11       G
12       N
15       C
16        B
18       U
22        J
23       U
24        K
26       A
27        P
28       K
29       T
32       M
33       0
36     BB
39     AA
40        L
43        F
44        P
45     BB
46       D
49        S
52       B
59     AA
60      W
61        U
63       Q
65       0
66        L
72        L
73       A
75     BB
77        E
79     AA
1   83
88       N
91     AA
93       A
95       Y
96        L
97       M
98       H
100     X
104     E
106     U
107     T
108     Z
109     F
112     K
113  BB
115     P
116     H
120      L
121      A
123     V
124     E
125     H
128     B
129    W
130     H
131      T
132       I
H 135
137     R
138      L
140  SB
142    U
143     T
144        1
145    G
146     R
147     K
150   BB
151      L
155    W
158     V
160    G
161     L
162     E
164     Y
165     Q
172     T
175     X
176      F
177   BB
17B       I
179     P
181     Q
182     S
187     Z
192     A
193  BB
194     V
197    W
198     0
When properly filled in, the letters in the box form a
quotation from a book written by a UBC person.The first
letters of each clue, reading down, form the name of the
author and title of the book. Solution next issue.
Complete the puzzle and return it to us by February 15,
1994, and you may win a swell prize.
A.    Pileated
historic Vernon site
C.    Queen .
; ferry
between Port Hardy
and Prince Rupert: 3 wds.
D.    River famed for
E.    Guard
Given to relieve
the poor
Former Seymour
Narrows' navigational
hazard, Rock
Ryga play "Captives
of the Faceless "
Haig-Brown's love
    Butte; small
settlement on BC
Beer parlour sign:
"Ladies "; 2 wds.
L.     19th C. transporation
mode: 2 wds.
M.    Mt. Waddington is
at head of this inlet
N.    Praise the Lord!
192 185  93  7  154 121  26
157 78  73
128 52 188 16 196 169
70  38 119 166 103 149  2
94 139 15
92  46  105 133
53  87  35  104 162 6  24
43  109 176 184
145  11  63  136 160 89
116  8  148 84  41 130 125
144  82  69  178 132 191  17
110 22  1  173
159  28  83  34  47 186 147
112 180  24
135 161 151  66  72 86  40
96 138 120
76  97 190 20 102 32
111 88 126  12
O.   Matthew Baillie Begbie:
"The Judge"
P.   Insulting or abusive
Q.    Dan Aykroyd campaigning
for Tories: "Who you
gonna call? .'"
R.     thrush
S.    Farthest limit: 2 wds.
T.    How you might cross a
BC river: 2 wds.
U.    Barbara McDougall: "It's
not the size of your caucus,
it's how .'": 3 wds.
V.    Goes with parsley,
sage and rosemary
W.   Photographed Kim's
bare shoulders
X.    Portends the future
Y.     Ridge,
Summerland winery
Z. Shabby, seedy
AA. 1961 hockey championships:
Trail Smoke	
BB. Canadian-invented
game, 1986
Acrostic #7 solution: "Heading north, she was off to the
Queen Charlotte Islands to attend to the main purpose
behind her enormously long voyage from Valparaiso—namely
to see if American interlopers seeking gold were placing
Britain's interests in jeopardy." Akriggs HMS Virago in the
Winners: D. Rutherford, Georgia; V. Park, Whitehorse; Susan
Bakken, Salmo; F. Kinder, Crawford Bay; F. King, Avonlea, SK;
W. Cheah, West Van.
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