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Fall 1992
Volume 46
Number 2
University of
British Columbia
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4311      VANCOUVER
75 Years of
Bob Hindmarch
Faculty Women's Club
More Joy of Eating
UBC Grads in Europe Congratulations
to the UBC Alumni Association
from the
Government of British Columbia
British Columbia has a proud and prosperous past. Our quality of life
is unparalleled. Graduates of the University of British Columbia have
played a great role in making this happen.
Premier Mike Harcourt
UBC Law, 1968
We also have a great future ahead of us — a future filled with
challenges and opportunities. As our province grows through the
nineties into the next century, UBC alumni will continue to provide the leadership we need to
reach our potential.
The Government of British Columbia is pleased to express its deep appreciation to the UBC
Alumni Association on the occasion of your 75th Anniversary and to extend best wishes to the
association and individual members. Congratulations for your contribution to an excellent past
and an exciting future.
Is this the way
most insurance companies
make you feel?
When you need simple facts
and honest answers, you don't
want to be treated like just
another number. You want personal attention. UBC's Alumni
Association understands. That's
why they endorse a term life and
disability plan from a company
that deals with people instead of
At North American Life, service is our priority — because it's
you we value most.
To find out more, call us toll-
free at 1-800-668-0195; or contact
your UBC Consultant Bruce
McRae (604-734-
2732).    We'll    talk.
Person to person.
North American Life University of
British Columbia
Volume 46
Number 2
Fall 1992
Board of Management
Elected Members
Chris Petty, MFA'86
Martin Glynn,
Assistant Editor
BA(Hons), MBA76
Dale Fuller
Past President
David Coulson,
BCom'76, LLB'80
Lorenda Daniells
Sr. Vice President
Jim Stich, BSc'71, DMD75
Pat Higinbotham
Don Wells
Kenney Wonge
Ron Orr, BCom'80
Members-at-Large '91-'93
1963: Alumni Association Past
Stan Knight, BEd'62, MEd, PhD
Presidents gather at the UBC Faculty
Mark Kurschner, LLB'80
Club with special guest UBC
Joan Webster, BRE'80
president John Macdonald. See page
Members-at-Large '92-'94
19 for a special history section of
Pamela Friedrich, BA'67
the Association.
Cary Moore, BCom'76, MBA'82
Louanne Twaites, BSc(Pharm)'53
Editorial Committee
Lucie McNeill, MSc(Agr)'84, Chair
Steve Crombie
Chris Gainor, BA'79
Peter Ladner, BA'70
Pearl Roberts, BEd'76, MEd'81
Vera Rosenbluth, BA'67
The UBC Alumni Chronicle is
published 3 times
annually by the UBC Alumni
Association, 6251 Cecil Green
Park Road, Vancouver, B.C., V6T
1Z1. It is distributed free to all
graduates of UBC. Member,
Council for the Advancement and
Support of Education
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ISSN 0824-1279                  Recycled Pap.
Dr. Bob Takes a Time Out
Bob Hindmarch, athlete extraordinaire,
retires after 44 years.
Friendship, Support and Scholarship
From Fairview to Cecil Green Park:
a history of the Faculty Women's Club.
75 Years of Memories
A trip down Memory Lane:
75 years of the UBC Alumni Association.
The Joy of Eating
Our article on UBC's Food Services sparked
an avalanche of savoury memories.
Bob and Melba's Excellent Adventure
UBC grads lead a charmed life on CFBs in
Europe; but that is about to end.
Alumni News
1992 Homecoming Schedule
Chancellor: Call for Nominations
Campaign News
Class Acts
Editor's View
Message   from   the   President
This year marks the 75th anniversary of our Association.
For the last three quarters of a century, alumni,
through the Association, have worked together to
serve their fellow grads and help further UBC's goals.
My predecessor, Dave Coulson,
presided over a year of intense self-
analysis by the Association. This
analysis centred around the issues
of organizational structure and the
congruence of objectives between
UBC and the Association, and
touched on the very sensitive area
of our independence.
Since then, members ofthe
Association's Board of Directors and
staff have spent many hours working with UBC administrators to
create a structure able to serve both our need for organizational
independence and the university's need for support programs. Not
only have we developed a satisfactory draft structure, we have
come away from those talks with the renewed sense that we are
partners in the same enterprise: the advancement of UBC.
This year of self-analysis has given us the opportunity to review
our methods and goals. I have developed the following five
objectives to guide planning and program development during my
term of office:
• To formalize the new working relationship with UBC. The draft
structure has been approved in principle by our Board, and we will
report on the details in the November issue of The Chronicle.
■ To develop further our marketing program by providing
products and services that help link grads to UBC. By pursuing our
marketing initiatives, we can increase member participation and
lessen our financial dependence on the university.
■ To cultivate more volunteers for our work both in Vancouver
and around the world. Our divisions and branches link grads
through social activities, UBC support functions and networking.
We need more volunteers to further this activity.
■ To work with deans to coordinate alumni services as the
faculties become more active in this area. Much of our work with
the university will be centred around this area, with the
Association focusing on "friend-raising" activities.
■ To improve communication with all the parties we deal with,
and work toward a positive working environment for staff.
All programs are designed to increase the loyalty and affinity
grads have for UBC. Our goals and those ofthe university will be
achieved with help from a strong, committed membership.
I look forward to working with an excellent Board, group of
volunteers and staff, and to serving you well in the coming year. If
you have any ideas or suggestions, please don't hesitate to
contact us. This is your alumni association.
Martin Glynn, MBA'76
Victoria, May 22
Dr. & Mrs. John Wong and Dr.
Robert Smith, Victoria medical
alumni, organized a dinner at
the Don Mee Restaurant.
There was an enlightening
after-dinner presentation by
Melvin H. Smith, QC.
Hong Kong, June 4
The Hong Kong alumni branch
celebrated the Dragon Boat
Festival with splishes, splashes
and plenty of laughter around
the pool deck of the Hong
Kong Country Club.
The branch held its AGM on
June 25 and elected Wilson
Wong, president; Stephen Shih
and Ignatius Chong, VPs; Gayle
Chan, secretary; John Henderson, treasurer; Jennifer Yip,
auditor; Kevin Lee, legal advisor. The Alumni Association
sincerely thanks Dr. Anthony
Cheng, past president, for his
fine leadership and involvement with the branch.
Calgary, June 13
Dark clouds threatened the
intrepid golfers who took to
the Fox Hollow links, and for
Hank Bruce BASc'67 teeing off on
the 10th hole. Giving encouragement are teammates Carry
Johnston BASc'67, Faith Heth and
Bev Bryce.
a while it looked like the starting tee would be the 19th. But
alumni remembered walking
through Vancouver's November
sleet and pushed bravely on.
Henry Suderman, Jake
Longmore, Deborah Green and
Gord Fraser made up the top
UBC team. The afternoon was
a great success and all look
forward to next year and a
sunny day.
The Calgary branch held its
AGM on June 19, elected
Anthony Chin as chairman and
thanked past president Ron
Davis for his service. Call
247-0126 if you want to get
involved in the Calgary branch.
Kelowna, June 17 & 18
Thirty students crossed the
stage to receive BSc and BA
degrees from UBC at the second Congregation Ceremonies
at the University College of
the Okanagan in Kelowna. UBC
has donated a kneeling stool
to the college. UBC Chancellor
Leslie R. Peterson admitted the
new grads into convocation,
and Erich W. Vogt, director of
TRIUMF, addressed the graduating class. Jeff Peterson,
Kelowna branch representative,
presented 75th Anniversary
Alumni pins to each new
Alumni member.
The Alumni Association
hosted a reception at the
Coast Royal Anne Hotel to
honour the graduates.
Kamloops, June 19 & 20
New UBC, SFU, UVic and UCC
grads crossed the stage of the
University College of the
Cariboo in Kamloops to get
degrees at this year's Congregation Ceremony. Fifty-six
received degrees from UBC.
Officials from all participating institutions were on hand
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to congratulate the new grads,
and Carl Cederberg, VP Operations of Finning Ltd. gave the
keynote address. Rob
McDiarmid presented the UBC
grads with a special pin marking the 75th Anniversary of
the Alumni Association.
The evening before, the
alumni associations of all the
institutions hosted a wine &
dessert reception for the
grads. Rob McDiarmid represented the Association in the
dual role as a Board member
and branch rep. Also present
and representing the Association was Stan Knight, Board
member and chair of the
Branches Committee.
Los Angeles, July 1
Not even the quakes and
shakes stopped the many
guests and UBC grads from
having fun at a special picnic
to celebrate Canada's 125th
birthday. Jack Kepper, deputy
consul general, reported that
Canadian flags were flying,
toes were tappin' to the band
and guests enjoyed barbecued
burgers at the event hosted
by the Los Angeles Canadian
Consulate's office.
San Francisco, July 11
Grads met with Dr. Judith Hall,
head of Pediatrics at UBC and
the B.C. Children's Hospital.
Dr. Hall was attending a conference at Stanford. Thanks to
Rob Botman, SF branch rep,
for arranging this event. Dr.
Hall also plans to visit alumni
in Christchurch, N.Z., Manchester, U.K., and Newcastle, Australia in the near future.
Alumni interested in assisting
Elizabeth Alke, BA'76 with
branch activity are asked to
complete the survey mailed in
August or call her at 488-
5751, or the Alumni Association office (604) 822-3313 for
additional information.
Powell River, Sept. 24
There will be a reception and
dinner meeting at the Beach
Gardens Resort, 6:30 pm.
President Strangway will deliver
a brief address and answer
questions from grads. Alumni
can contact the Alumni Association at 822-3313 or Stewart
Alsgard at 485-4489 for further details.
Los Angeles, Oct. 14
LA alumni are invited to attend a reception at the official
residence of the Canadian
Consul General, Reg Dorrett.
Dr. and Mrs. Strangway will be
special guests at this event,
co-hosted by the Consul General and the Association. For
David    Lam   Centre   Opens
The David Lam Management Research Centre was officially
opened in April, 1 992.
The centre, located on the site ofthe old Bus Stop cafe, will
house management research bureaus, an executive conference
centre and other commerce facilities. The centrepiece is the David
Lam Management Research Library, which features a large collection
of Asia Pacific business materials, and B.C.'s largest collection of
annual reports and management journals.
Major funding for the centre was made available by the David and
Dorothy Lam Foundation, other individuals and corporations, and
by the B.C. government through its matching fund program.
Green    College    Underway
Cecil Green turned the first sod in the construction of Green
College, UBC at a ceremony on May 30.
The college will be located around Cecil Green Park, and will
incorporate Graham House and a number of new buildings.
Green College is patterned after residential graduate colleges
such as Green College, Oxford, and Massey College in Toronto. It
will house graduate students from a number of faculties, and will
encourage interdisciplinary study at UBC.
Major funding for Green College came from Cecil Green with
matching funds from the provincial government.
Cecil Creen,
right, turns sod
to begin
construction of
Green College.
Premier Mike
Harcourt and
Phillip Graham
look on.
more details, call the us at
(604) 822-3313 or the Consulate office (213) 687-4310/
687-7432, Extension 3201.
Our main function is to keep
grads interested in and connected to UBC. Every program
we develop is designed to that
end. Our newest program, the
Campus Branch Connector, is
no different.
The idea behind the program is simple: UBC administration, faculty and staff travel
to seminars, conferences,
speaking engagements and
academic gatherings all over
the world. UBC graduates live
all over the world. Why not
get the two together whenever
The Campus Branch Connector program, although in operation only two months, has
arranged meetings in established branches in Canadian,
American and Asian centres.
Faculty have also volunteered
to meet with grads where no
formal branch organization
exists: Christchurch, New Zealand; Manchester, UK, and
Halifax, to name a few.
Alumni in far flung places
(or near flung, for that matter:
Kamloops and Calgary count,
too) long to hear news from
the old alma mater. These
travelling ambassadors bring
news about departments, research developments, new
programs, new buildings or
anything else of interest to
grads. Topics and opportunities are unlimited.
Interested faculty, alumni,
staff and branches are invited
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to call the Branches Coordinator (822-3313) for details.
If you missed the invitation to
your reunion, call our Reunion
Coordinator at 822-3313.
Class of '32
Sept. 3 Lunch at Cecil Green
Park, followed by a bus tour
of the campus and a reception
hosted by Dr. & Mrs.
Strangway at their home, Norman MacKenzie House.
Class of'52 Applied Science
Sept. 12 & 13 Dinner and a
tour of Applied Science facilities. We'll also do some sightseeing on campus and around
Class of'67 Science
Sept. 19 Dinner and dance at
the Faculty Club.
Class of'82 Home Ec.
Sept. 19 Class lunch on Sept.
1 9 at the Waterfront Centre
Hotel in downtown Vancouver.
Class of'67 Rehabilitation
Sept. 26 A tour of the School
of Rehab. Medicine followed by
a reception and dinner at the
Faculty Club.
Class of'42
Sept. 25 & 26 Lister Sinclair
and Charles Nash will be guest
speakers at the Class dinner
on Friday at the Faculty Club.
Join us on Saturday for a campus bus tour and lunch at
Cecil Green Park.
Class of '47 Applied Science
September 25 - 27   Class
dinner at Cecil Green Park.
The rest of the weekend includes sightseeing, golf and
other events.
Arts One Reunion
Sept. 26th Yes, it's been 25
years since Arts One began.
Feeling old? Come commiser
ate with your old classmates
during Homecoming. Bob
Rowan, an Arts One developer,
will be on hand to review the
program. There will be a reception at Cecil Green Park in
the evening. Call Nadja
Durbach or Trevor Morrison at
822-8620 for details.
Class of '72 Law
Oct. 2   A dinner at The Law
Courts Inn in the evening with
possible events by section on
Oct. 3.
Class of'52 Commerce
Oct. 3 Dinner with informal
events planned for Oct. 4.
Class of '82 MBA
Oct. 9 Dinner at Cecil Green
Class of'72 Medicine
Oct.17 & 18   A weekend at
The Inn at Semi-ah-moo: tennis, golf, academic presentations and a dinner & dance.
Class of'67 Medicine
Oct. 16-18 The weekend's
activities: Friday night Weepers, a guided campus walking
tour and a dinner & dance.
Class of'82 Medicine
Sept. 11-13   Class reunion
at the Delta Mountain Inn at
Longhouse    Set   to    Open
Construction on the Longhouse is nearly finished. It's a remarkable
building with a copper roof, huge totem poles and beams and
striking design, and will be a centre for all First Nations people at
UBC. The ChroniclemW publish an article and photographs ofthe
Longhouse in the Winter edition.
First Nations students interested in attending functions should
contact the centre's director, Verna Kirkness, 822-8940.
Grads   Scale   Himalayas
Three alumni were part of a climbing expedition to Kumbhakarna
mountain in the Himalayas of eastern Nepal this year. Kenneth
Legg, BCom'91, expedition leader, Robert Driscoll, MD'90, who
climbed the summit on April 1 5 and Saskia Acton, MD'90, in charge
ofthe medical team, went where few have gone before.
The expedition began in Katmandu in March and included three
other climbers and seven trekkers from Canada. With 70 porters, 1 2
kitchen staff and two local expedition leaders, the climbers and
trekkers travelled for two weeks through the north east province of
Kagchenjunga to the base camp
at 14,600 feet.
The climbers then headed up
for their three-week adventure to
the 24,895 foot summit, a feat
never before accomplished by
Canadians. The altitude and
conditions allowed only two of
the climbers to reach the
Ken and Rob met through the
UBC Outdoor Club and are both
past presidents ofthe club.
Climber Bob Driscoll with a
young Tibetan refugee.
...and what better way than
with other university grads?
INTRAV and Travel Dynamics are again offering great
tours for alumni.
Travel Dynamics Tours:
Voyage to Mayaland
Jan. 10-22, 1993
The Yucatan and   the Great
Barrier Reef of Belize.
Sea of Cortez/Copper Canyon
May 5-17,1993
The Sea of Cortez and a
train ride through the Copper
Classical World of the
June 7-12, 1993
Creek and Turkish ruins of
temples, cities and palaces.
Chateaux, Gardens & Cathedrals
Aug. 26 - Sept. 7, 1993
The Loire Valley to Flanders.
Voyage to Vietnam
Nov. 22- Dec. 6, 1993
The coast of Vietnam, one of
the most breathtakingly
beautiful countries in Asia.
Tiger Tops
Feb. 20 - March 9, 1993
Thailand, Nepal and India.
South Africa Adventure
Feb. 25 - Mar. 10, 1993
Johannesburg, Durban &
Cape Town.
Canary Islands & Morocco
Apr. 17-29, 1993
Canary Islands, Morocco, Gibraltar and Barcelona.
Wings Over Kenya
Sept. 30 - Oct.  14, 1993
A photographic safari.
Wings Over the Nile
Nov. 5-17, 1993
Tombs and treasures of
Egypt. 4 nights on the Nile.
An information evening is set
for 7:00 pm, Sept. 21 at
Cecil Green Park. Travel reps
will show slides and answer
questions. Space is limited:
call (604) 822-3313 by Sept.
16 to reserve your seat
All dates subject to change.
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Class of '72 Pharmacy
Oct. 24 Dinner at the Kirin
Seafood Restaurant at City
Square Mall.
Class of '67 Applied Science
Oct. 23 & 24 Reunion to coincide with the AGM of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists to be
held for Vancouver this year.
Social Work
All alumni are invited to attend the grand opening of the
new School of Social Work in
October, 1992. The old site,
Graham House, will become
part of Green College. We are
organizing "Friends of the
School," a volunteer group to
help operate a reading room
in the new school, and to help
students with study materials.
Call Marty Lund (666-1356) or
Hal Goodwin (734-1041) for
details on volunteering and on
the grand opening.
The 7th Annual Medical
Alumni Golf Tournament will
be held at the University Golf
Course Thursday, Sept. 24,
with tee times from 1:00 to
3:00. The price, $90, includes
lunch, dinner and prizes. Call
Bernie Dejong (731-2102) or
Les Janz (922-9377) for details.
The Medical Ball will be
held on Feb. 13, 1993. More
details in the next issue.
Professional Practice Night will
be held at 7:00 pm, Sept. 24
at the Faculty Club. PPN is a
project of the division and the
UBC chapter of the Canadian
Association of Pharmacy Students and Interns. Call Dom
Khoo (875-2059) for info.
The Pharmacy Homecoming
Brunch and AGM will be held
at the Faculty Club on Sept.
Homecoming    Schedule
Purple    Haze    Planted
At a ceremony this spring, the Alumni Association's 75th
Anniversary plant, Penstemon fruticosus (Purple Haze) was planted
in the gardens around Cecil Green Park. Doing the honours are (l-r)
Martin Glynn, Bruce Macdonald from the Botanical Garden, and
Chancellor Les Peterson. The plant is available in nurseries and
garden centres across the country.
September    24
Homecoming Parade
The parade lives! Join in the
colour and sound at lunch-
time. If you or your old gang
(or new gang) would like to
enter a float, pick-up band,
antique car, oldtimers'
sporting club or who-or-
whatever, call the AMS at
822-2901, or the Association
office at 822-3313. There
will be PRIZES!!
September    25
Great Trek Remembered
1916 to 1930 Grads: Come
celebrate the spirit of those
intrepid men and women
who made the march from
downtown to Point Grey in
1922 at the 3rd Annual
Great Trek Remembered
Lunch. Original Trekkers will
be our guests for lunch, all
others pay $10. The 1992
Blythe Eagles Volunteer
Award recipient, Dr. Robert
Clark, Professor Emeritus
(Economics) will receive his
award at the lunch. The
lunch will be held at Cecil
Green Park from 11:30 to 2
pm. Call us at 822-3313 for
Great Trekker Award
This year's Great Trekker
winner is John Turner, BA'48
and MP for Vancouver
Quadra. Come meet John at
a reception at 5:30 pm in
the Party Room at SUB. Mr.
Turner's mother, Phyllis G.
Ross, a former chancellor of
UBC, was the Great Trekker
Award recipient in 1954. All
friends, colleagues and
admirers of Mr. Turner are
welcome to attend. Please
call the Alumni office for
details. (604) 822-3313.
Homecoming Dance
SUB Ballroom, 7:30 pm.
Details available from the
AMS, 822-2901.
September    26
Blue and Gold Football
The Thunderbirds kick off
against the Saskatchewan
Huskies at 2 p.m. in
Thunderbird Stadium. Blocks
of tickets are available for
groups. Call 222-BIRD for
September    27
Arts 20 Relay
Opening ceremonies are at
8:30 am in front of
Sedgewick Library. The rest
of the morning looks like
Buses leave for
relay points
Race begins from
Breakfast begins
Cutting of the
UBC Birthday
Continuous live
Deadline for registering is
September 23. Call Intramural
Sports at UBC - 822-4909.
Fees for teams of 8 (breakfast included): UBC $50/
team, $95 with shirts (men,
women, corec); Community
$80/team $120 with shirts
(men, women, corec).
Division Homecoming Events
A number of division events
are planned for Homecoming.
See "Division Activities," this
September    11
Party On Classes of '90,
'91 and '92
The AMS is opening the
doors to the Annual AMS
BBQ, inviting ail '90, '91
and '92 grads to attend
1 2 noon to 8 p.m. on
McGinnis Field. Look for
the Alumni Info Booth on
the South Sub Plaza, and
get tickets and info for
Homecoming events.
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26 at 11:00 am. It will feature
champagne and orange juice
and the Faculty Club's breakfast buffet. After the AGM (we
will elect next year's executives), we will attend the annual Blue and Gold Football
game. Price for brunch is
$1 5.00, and for football,
$5.50. Call the Association
offices (822-3313) for details.
Geography Alliance
The 1992 Homecoming event
and AGM will be held at the
Geography Building student
lounge beginning 10:30 am,
Sept. 26. First up is the wel-
re   long   on   divisions
Divisions are made up of alumni grouped by school, faculty or
department and living in the Lower Mainland. They gather
together to network, socialize and to hear about UBC today.
There are many committed, fun-loving, alumni volunteers
who take pleasure in organizing Alumni divisions and who
represent these divisions on the Association's Division's Council.
Not only do these division reps make sure events are
successful, they also are the key people who keep their fellow
alumni informed in division newsletters.
If you want to find out about activities planned for your
division, get in touch with one of the volunteers listed below.
Alpha Delta Pi: Ann
McCutcheon, BA'91
Athletics: June Carlyle
Biochemistry:  Roger Brownsey,
BSc, PhD
Commerce: Tammie Mark,
Chemistry: Michael Gerry,
BA'60, MSc'62
Dentistry: Salma Ramji, BSc'80,
Education: Murray Elliott, MA,
Engineering: Don W. Piercy,
BASc'82; Pat Darragh, BASc'81
Forestry: Bob Breadon, BSF'50
Geography: Andrew Pau, BA'88
Health Care & Epidemiology:
Sharon Stone, MSc'90
Int'l Relations: Paul Cox, BA'89;
Lucy Chow, BA'87
Landscape Arcitecture: Michael
Dea, BLA '90
Law: Philip Shier, BA'50, LLB'54
Librarianship: Julie Backer,
MLS'87; Peggy Lees, MLS'87
MBA/MS: Janice Banks, MBA'91
Medicine: Maureen Burns; Dr.
David Kason, BSc'66, MD'71
Music: Donna Mah, BMus'80;
Bill Vermeulen, BA'82
Nursing: Ann-Shirley Goodell,
BSN'60; Linda Gomez BSN'87,
Pharmacy: Sunny Loo BSc'81
P.E. & Recreation: Gary Sinclair,
BPE'57: Ken F. Campbell, BPE'53
Planning: Gerry Padersky-
Cannon, BA'70, MA'79
Professors Emeriti: Jorgen
Dahlie, BEd'64; Robert Clark,
BCom'41, BA'42
Rehabilitation Medicine: Nancy
Cho, BSR'82
Sigma Tau Chi: Gary Moore,
BCom'76, MBA'82
Social Work: Marty Lund,
BSW'81, MSW'85; Hal Goodwin,
BSW'58, MSW'61
Student Affairs: Mark Elliott,
Vancouver Panhellenic Alumni
Society: Deborah Ratcliffe,
Call the Divisions Programme
Coordinator at 822-3313 for
more information.
come to grad classes from
1962, '72, '82 and '92, followed by the AGM, the election of 1992 - 93 executive,
and the presentation of the
Distinguished Geographer
Award at 11:00 am. At 12:30,
we will begin a barbeque
lunch and social. Call the Association (822-3313) or
Andrew Pau (873-7083).
Bring your instrument back to
UBC to perform with students
in the Music department. This
Homecoming event will be
held Sept. 27 between 12:30
and 4:30 pm in the Old Auditorium. The infamous UBC
Chamber singers of 1982 will
be on hand to perform a few
selections. The $10 charge
covers lunch and refreshments. Call the Association
offices (822-3313) to leave
your name and phone number
to confirm your intention to
play and which instrument you
will bring. Come anyway, even
if just to listen and say hello
to old friends. We will send a
schedule to all callers.
The Homecoming brunch will
be held 11:30 am, Sept. 20 at
Cecil Green Park. Our guest
speaker, Glennis Zilm, will talk
about the history of the
School. The $10 charge covers
everything. Please RSVP (822-
3313) by Sept. 11. Make out
your cheque to the Alumni
Association and send it to
Dorothy Logan, 105-2202 Marine Dr., West Van, V7V 1 K4.
The Nursing annual pot luck
dinner will be held on October
22 at the School's faculty
lounge before the Marion
Woodward Lecture. This year's
speaker is Marion Dewar, Executive Director of the Cana-
Anniversary    Ball   a    Hit
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The Preservation of Swing Band (below) played tunes from the Big
Band era while guests danced far into the night.
The Association held gala balls every year until the early '60s at
the Hotel Vancouver, and held annual Boxing Day dances at the
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Martin Glynn, BA(Hons), MBA'76
Past President/Awards
David Coulson, BCom'76, LLB'80
Sr. Vice President/75th
Anniversary/Nominations &
Jim Stich, BSc'71, DMD'75
Ron Orr, BCom'80
Members at Large 1991-93
Stan Knight, BEd'62, MEd, PhD
Mark Kurschner, LLB'80
Joan Webster, BRE'80
Members-at-Large 1992-94
Pamela Friedrich, BA'67
Gary Moore, BCom'76, MBA'82
Louanne Twaites, BSc(Pharm)'53
Appointed Board Members:
Andrea Eng, BCom'78
Carolyn isaak, BA'89
Jim Whitehead,BA'62, MA'68, MSc,
Committee Chairs/
Branches Chair
Stan Knight, BEd'62, MEd, PhD
Communications Chair
Lucie McNeill, MSc'83
Divisions Council Chair
Sal ma Ramji, BSc'80, DMD'84
Homecoming Chair
Mark Kurschner, LLB'80
Long Range Planning Chair
Debra Browning, LLB'80
Marketing Chair
Anne Lavack, MBA
Student Alumni Chair
Mark Elliott, BA'90
AMS Representative
Martin Ertl
UBC Campaign Representative
John Diggens, BSc'68, DMD'72,
Branch Representatives
Hong Kong: Anthony Cheng,
Kamloops: Rob McDiarmid, BA'72,
Faculty Representative
Dean Barry McBride, MSc'65, PhD
Past Presidents' Council Representative
Donovan Miller, BCom'47,
George Plant, BASc'50
Senate Representative
Gordon Thorn, BCom'56, MBA,
* Standing Committee Chairs
President's Allocations
Doug Whittle, BHEd, MSc'52, PhD
Shayne Boyd, BCom'81
Scholarships & Bursaries
Louise Grant, BEd'64
Walter Cage Memorial
Jo Hinchliffe, BA'74
* Do not sit on Board of Directors
dian Council on Children and
Youth. We will mail more information later.
Alpha Delta Pi Sorority
The Beta Kappa Chapter will
hold its AGM at Cecil Green
Park on Wednesday, Oct. 21  at
7:30 pm. Contact Ann
McCutcheon (604) 732-5724
for details.
Rehab Medicine
The Class of '82 will hold a
reunion at the Oliver's, 6825
West Boulevard on Friday,
Sept. 25 at 7:30 pm. BYOB,
appetizers and desserts supplied. Partners welcome. Next
day (Sept. 26) there will be a
family BBQ at the Botanical
Garden Pavilion at 1:00 pm.
BBQ costs are $15 for adults,
kids over five are $5. Come
early (11:00 am) for the Homecoming Car Rally. Call Susie
(Oliver) Neufeld (224-4411) for
details and to RSVP.
The faculty will host a barbe
cue on Thursday, Sept. 24 to
coincide with the CIF annual
meeting in Vancouver. Contact
Sue Watts, 822-6316 for details.
Sigma Tau Chi
The AGM dinner/social will be
held Sept. 23 at 5:30 at Cecil
Green Park. RSVP to the Association, 822-3313 or call Pat
Darragh, 822-8336.
Dean of Commerce Michael
Goldberg met informally with
Commerce alumni in Hong
Kong and Tokyo in March. He
returned in May to meet with
Hong Kong Alumni Association
president Anthony Cheng to
discuss how the faculty could
be of service to alumni.
In June, Commerce alumni
met for breakfast at the Royal
York Hotel in Toronto and
heard a presentation by Dr.
Goldberg. A second breakfast
will be held Oct. 30 with guest
speaker Hartland MacDougall.
Please fax Commerce Alumni
New Board of Directors Installed
The Alumni Association's new Board of Directors was installed at
this year's AGM held June 24 at Cecil Green Park. This year's
president, Martin Glynn (left) received the ceremonial gavel from
outgoing president Dave Coulson. Names of members ofthe 1992-
93 Board are shown at left.
Services (604) 822-8641  for
In July, finance prof Rob
Heinkel and assistant dean
Grace Wong met with Toronto
alumni from the financial sector to discuss the faculty's
financial division program.
At UBC the lounge in the
Henry Angus Building will be
officially opened on the
evening of Sept. 24. The
lounge was funded by members of the Commerce and
Business Administration Faculty
Advisory Council and is named
for the former Commerce
dean, Dr. Peter Lusztig. The
opening will be held on the
same evening as the Commerce Division's Homecoming
event at the new David Lam
Management Research Centre.
All Commerce and MBA/MSc
alumni are cordially invited.
For information, please call
Tammie Mark 527-1592
(Homecoming), or Karen <
Wilkinson (Lounge opening)
822-8539 or Commerce
Alumni Services at 822-8545.
Above, Dave Coulson (left)
hands the gavel to incoming
president, Martin Glynn. Left,
some members of the Board and
staff at the June 24 AGM.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1992 Official Election
Notice is hereby given that the election of the Chancellor and of
ELEVEN Members of the Senate to be elected by the members of
Convocation of The University of British Columbia will be held on
Monday, March 8, 1993.
Candidates eligible to stand for election to the Senate are members
of Convocation who are not members of the Faculties of the
The term of office is three years. The Convocation Senators will take
office on September 1, 1993. The Chancellor will take office onjune
25, 1993.
Nomination Procedures:
1. All nominations of candidates for the office of Chancellor must
be supported by the identifiable signatures of SEVEN persons
entitled to vote in the election of Chancellor and carry the
signature of the nominee indicating willingness to run for
2. All nominations of candidates for membership in the Senate
must be supported by the identifiable signatures of THREE
persons entitled to vote in the election of the Senate.
Nominations for these offices must be in the hands of the
Registrar no later than 4:00 p.m., on Tuesday, November 3,1992.
Nomination forms are available from the Co-ordinator of Elections, Office of the Registrar, tel. (604) 822-6338.
In accordance with the University Act, an election register has been
prepared showing the names and known addresses of all members
of Convocation who are entitled to vote at an election and the
register is open for inspection by all members entitled to vote,
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
R.A. Spencer,
The University of British Columbia
204-2075 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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List of those currently holding office in the 1991 -93 three-year term:
LR. Peterson, Q.C, LLB., LLD., Ed.D., F.R.S.A.
Senate (in alphabetical order)
D.A. Anderson, LLB.
J.A. Banfield, B.Com.
D.G.A. Carter, B.Com., Ph.D.
S.C. Lindstrom, B.A., M.Sc, Ph.D.
W.B. McNulty, B.P.E., M.P.E., M.A.
M.M. Ryan, B.Com.
AJ. Scow, LLB.
LJ. Stan, B.S.R., M.Ed., Ed.D.
M. Sugimoto, B.A., M.Ed.
CA. Thorn, B.Com., M.B.A., M.Ed.
N.E. Woo, B.A., M.Sc.
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UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1992
Increased   Fundraising   Goals   Mean
Greater   Opportunity
Academic   and
World of Opportunity Campaign Chair
Bob Wyman is
calling for a final drive down
the home stretch to bring
UBC's capital fund-raising
campaign to its completion.
"Our campaign has
registered another record
year thanks to men and
women like you who have
invested in UBC," Wyman
told guests at a recent
'Supporting Scholarship'
tribute dinner held in the
War Memorial Gym. "Our
total raised to date is an
incredible $220 million. In
terms of our initial target,
this is $100 million more
than the original goal."
As the campaign winds
down through 1992, UBC's
goal is to achieve a final
total of $252 million.
"I'm sure many of you are
wondering when this campaign will end and why it
didn't end two years ago
when we reached our
original goal," Wyman said.
He explained that in
planning the campaign, UBC
analysed two things: the
perceived needs ofthe
university and the community response to those
needs. When community
response overwhelmed the
original expectation, the
university broadened the
scope of the campaign.
"Those needs, still
pressing and still vital to the
growth and development of
UBC, are still on the table.
We haven't closed the file."
The World of Opportunity
Campaign is about scholarship. It is about ensuring
that each student who
passes through UBC has
access to the best possible
education and that the level
of scholarship is second to
none. Scholarship at UBC
will bridge the world's
cultures, help to build a
strong economy and build a
society of caring, responsible individuals.
UBC alumni of all generations and regions worldwide,
parents of students, friends,
foundations, staff, faculty,
students and the government of British Columbia
together are giving UBC
nearly 100 new academic
endowments - including
centres, chairs and professorships - which will create
bridges among the disciplines leading to new
insights, different ways of
thinking, and a more unified
understanding of critical
issues affecting our society.
More than 40 scholarship
funds and student exchange
funds are being created to
help make UBC more accessible to graduate and
undergraduate students,
and to ensure that more
students have the opportunity to attend university,
regardless of financial
Nine new buildings
constructed through the
campaign will benefit the
mission of UBC and stimulate BC's construction
industry through the creation of more than 700 jobs.
By the end of the decade,
when construction is finished, UBC grads returning
to campus will notice two
things: a striking,  physically
coherent campus with a
strong atmosphere of purpose, and the same university they knew and loved as
students — full of beauty,
tradition and a faculty that
retains its commitment to
excellence. W
As of May 30,
1992, 74 academic and
endowments have been
funded through the campaign.
All ofthe campaign
projects are geared toward
strengthening UBC's teaching and research capabilities, particularly in fields
where the university and its
graduates have long made
contributions: health, law,
business, the environment,
science, engineering and the
These projects address ,
UBC's top priorities, which
include making the campus
accessible to those who are        i
often overlooked by other
parts of society, and conducting research on how to
improve their quality of life.
The projects include:
• First Nations Longhouse
— the focus of First Nations
student activities at UBC,
will underscore UBC's
commitment to promoting
understanding among
people of all cultures and
reinforce the need to involve
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1992 campaign
Community   Endowment
G uest Speaker
Joe Schlesinger on Scholarship
more First Nations people in
universities. Jack Bell, and
Bill and June Bellman are
major donors to the
• David Lam Chair in
Multicultural Education — to
develop programs that
enhance understanding and
co-operation among cultures.
■ Dorothy Lam Chair in
Special Education — to
pursue studies ofthe
problems of those persons
with special learning needs
and analyse how they can
best be educated.
• Chair in Spinal Cord
Physiology — with funding
from the Rick Hansen Man-
in-Motion World Tour Society, will see the training of
25 graduate students and
25 post-doctoral students in
spinal cord physiology
during the next 25 years.
■ Disability Resource
Centre — spearheaded by
wheelchair athlete Rick
Hansen to raise awareness
of people with disabilities,
co-ordinate campus services
and establish networks
nationally and internationally.
As the campaign completes its final year, there
are several academic endowments which still need
donations in areas of Interdisciplinary and Graduate
Studies, Creative and Per
forming Arts, Humanities
and Social Sciences, and
Science and Medicine.
In addition, the university
needs financial support for a
new Library Centre — the
key resource for students,
faculty and the public.
UBC alumni have shown
tremendous generosity in
their support for the campaign, with particular
interest in creating scholarships, and in designating
gifts to the university's
areas of greatest need.
For more information on
the remaining campaign
projects, the UBC Development Office would be
delighted to provide assistance. Write to The UBC
Development Office, 6253
NW Marine Drive, Vancouver
B.C. V6T 1Z1 or call (604)
822-8900. «
Joe Schlesinger left
UBC nearly 40 years
ago, a budding journalist and former
editor of The Ubyssey.
After working at a number
of newspapers, he joined the
CBC in 1 968, serving as
foreign correspondent in
East Asia, Europe and
Washington, D.C. Now the
chief political correspondent
for CBC TV News and one of
Canada's most distinguished
journalists, Joe Schlesinger
once again resides in
Canada. He returned to his
alma mater in May to receive
an honorary Doctor of Laws
He also delighted
campaign donors when he
spoke at the Supporting
Scholarship dinner, May 30.
stressed the
importance of
making Canadians more
aware, through
better and more
means of
information and
culture. Canadians, he said,
also need more
scholarship -
the fitting
pinnacle of an
interested and
involved society.
"... scholar
ship that somehow percolates through society to
make it more informed,
more capable of acting
intelligently, more capable
of making rational choices.
"We must encourage our
most creative and imaginative minds, not just practical
minds that will create a
better and more marketable
mousetrap. But minds that
delve into every nook and
cranny of knowledge, minds
agile enough to think
through problems of which
we have not yet even
dreamed," Schlesinger told
the audience.
"We have to change
things so that they can stay
as they were, so we can have
a country at least as good as
it's always been." m
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1992
13 Dr. Bob
takes a
Time Out
by Don Wells
Research by Fred Hume
He is a vice-president of the Canadian Olympic
Association and he lives on Olympic Avenue.
That, however, is just a coincidence.
He has been the director of the UBC
Thunderbird Athletic department for the past twelve years and
he drives a blue Thunderbird. That is no coincidence. It is a sign
of unflagging allegiance to the school and to the athletic program that have been the lifeblood of Bob Hindmarch for the last
44 years until his recent retirement as director.
He was born Robert George Hindmarch on May 27, 1930 in
Nanaimo, B.C., the younger of the two sons of Robert and
Margaret Hindmarch.
After graduating from Nanaimo's John Shaw High School, he
turned down a basketball scholarship from the University of
Washington to attend UBC. He entered the faculty of Engineering in 1948 at the age of 17 and
transferred to Physical Education
the following year.
During his five years as a
student and athlete, he competed in
three sports - basketball, football
and baseball, all affiliated with the
U.S. Evergreen Conference. "The
first football game I saw I played
in," he laughs. His inexperience notwithstanding, Hindmarch
was one of the bright spots for coach "Jelly" Anderson.
The following season he was named co-captain along with
present Winnipeg Blue Bomber General Manager Ceil Murphy.
That year, a Ubyssey sports reporter named Allan Fotheringham
described "Bobby" as "probably the most versatile athlete on
campus ... all hands, catching every pass thrown near him."
Though the Thunderbirds were a dismal 0-8 that year,
Hindmarch was awarded the Dr. Gordon Burke Award for
Bob Hindmarch hangs 'em
up after 44 years as UBC's
biggest fan
combining playing ability with inspirational leadership.
He completed his five year UBC athletic career by being
awarded the Bobby Gaul Trophy in 1953 as UBC's outstanding
graduating male athlete in performance, leadership and sportsmanship. He played three years of football, four years of baseball and four years of basketball.
After graduating in 1953, he taught and coached for two
years at Duke of Connaught High School in New Westminster.
He returned to UBC in the fall of '55 as an instructor and
assistant football coach to the newly hired Frank Gnup. "I spent
twelve wonderful years with that man," recalled Hindmarch of
the legendary figure who he regards as his most memorable
character. "We didn't win a lot of games, but we had fun."
The '50s became even busier after he assumed coaching roles
with the Thunderbird basketball and baseball teams as well as
the directorship of the Intramural
Sports Program, all the while completing an MA in 1959 and a PhD in
Education in 1962, both from the
University of Oregon. By the end of
the decade he married Jean Wilson of
Fernie, B.C., a fellow swimming
instructor at Crescent Beach and one
of the first women to have graduated
from UBC with a major in economics. Son Bruce was born in
1957 and David in 1959.
In 1963, when UBC was established as the base for Canada's
Olympic hockey team for the 1964 Olympics, Hindmarch was
appointed the general manager and assistant coach under head
coach, Father David Bauer.
"Father Bauer had made a proposal to the Canadian Amateur
Hockey Association to set up a national team at UBC. I will
always remember it. When it was approved he phoned me very
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1992 late at night and said " Hello general
They went to work immediately
preparing Canada's hockey team for the
Olympics the following year. It was there
at the Olympic Arena in Innsbruck that
Hindmarch experienced one of the worst
moments in his coaching career. The
team had lost only two games throughout
the Olympic tournament, 3-1 to the
Soviets and 3-2 to the Czechs, and were
expecting to be awarded silver medals.
As they prepared to go to ice level for
the medal presentations, a controversy
ensued concerning the final results of the
tournament. The formula to determine
the winner had been altered and Canada
was dropped from second place to fourth.
At that moment, Hindmarch vividly
recalled, a stunned Canadian reporter
turned to Father Bauer and said "Well
Father, the shepherd and his flock have
been fleeced!"
After working with Father Bauer for
three years, Hindmarch began his own
career as a head hockey coach, coaching
the Thunderbirds for twelve seasons in
the Canada West Conference. Under his
guidance the Birds recorded only one
losing season out of the twelve and were
Canada West Champions in 1971. His 214
victories as coach of the Thunderbird
hockey team Eire the most recorded by a
UBC hockey coach since hockey began on
campus in 1915.
His days with Father Bauer marked the
beginning of many international experiences for Hindmarch and UBC teams. He
has been largely responsible for UBC's
friendship with universities and sport
organizations in China, Japan, Korea, the
Soviet Union and Europe. UBC's teams,
particularly its hockey teams, were
leaders and innovators among North
American universities in team tours and
the international exchange of players,
coaches and trainers. His involvement
with the Canadian Olympic Association,
his work with the British Columbia and
Canadian amateur hockey associations
and his publications on hockey instruction and coaching techniques resulted in
UBC competing outside of continental
North America more times than any other
university in Canada.
In 1971, the hockey team toured
Harbin Province, China. It was the first
time a western hockey team had played in
China, and despite the minus 2 5 degree
temperature at the outdoor rink, more
than 15,000 people came just to watch
the UBC team practise.
He became an associate professor in
the School of Physical Education in 1966
and a full professor in 1974. He taught
full time until 1980, when he succeeded
Teen-aged Bob Hindmarch (top, third from right), was a force to be reckoned with on
the ice even then. He's posing with the Nanaimo Bantams during the 1943-44 season.
The New Man, Bob Philip
UBC's department of Athletics and
Sport Services has a new boss. Or is that a
new Bob?
Retiring director Bob Hindmarch has
been replaced by Bob Philip, not to be
confused with School of Physical Education
director Bob Schutz or former Phys. Ed.
director Bob Morford or, for that matter,
long time Phys. Ed. director and sportsman extraordinaire Bob Osborne.
Philip, 47, took over officially on July 1.
He is also the president-elect of the CIAU,
replacing (you
guessed it) Bob
Corran ofthe U.
of Calgary.
Before UBC,
Philip served five
years as director
of Recreation
and Athletics at
University in
Montreal. But
his relationship with Concordia goes back
thirty years.
He entered Sir George Williams University (which, with Loyola College, formed
Concordia in 1974) in 1962 and began
playing hockey in 1966. He later coached
the team and took them to the national
championship in 1974, only to lose in
overtime. He became director of Intramurals first, then took the top post in '87.
Among his many accomplishments at
Concordia was the integration of women's
sports into the athletic program. "It was
the right thing to do," says Philip. "Women
made up 52 per cent of the student
population. Of course they deserve full
participation in all programs."
"He is definitely a mover and a shaker
in the CIAU," said Montreal Gazette
sportswriter and former Concordia
basketball star Randy Phillips. "They
(Concordia) have lost a good one."
Longtime friend and former Montreal
Alouette George Springate said "Bob is an
athlete who fits the academic milieu. He's
a listener and a diplomat who doesn't get
rattled. He does what he has to do to get
the job done."
And his name is Bob. That cinched it.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1992
15 R.J. "Bus" Phillips as the director of
Athletics and Sport Services. As director,
he oversaw inter-university competition,
intramural and recreational sports, sport
camps offered on campus and the
fostering of relationships with athletic
He was particularly proud when, in
1991, UBC was proclaimed Canada's top-
ranking university in Canadian Inter-
university Athletic Union (CIAU) competition. The results of Maclean's magazine's
nationwide survey indicated that UBC had
outdistanced all other Canadian schools
in its "pursuit of excellence."
Another particularly memorable
experience was serving the Canadian
Olympic Association as chef de mission
for Canada at the 1984 Winter Olympics
in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.
"That was really quite special for a
number of reasons. But the really great
thing was the camaraderie that developed
among the athletes in the various disciplines. Normally, they rarely get a chance
to see each other compete. The skiers are
always competing on the World Cup
circuit and they arrive just before the
alpine events and leave right afterward,
but the weather was bad that year in
Europe and the skiers wound up staying.
They went to see speed skating and
hockey and some other sports. I don't
think there has ever been an Olympics
where the athletes had that much fun
As he tells the story, his smile and
enthusiasm give away the emotion which
motivates him - a sincere and caring
affection for young people. In 1980,
Vancouver Sun Columnist Denny Boyd
wrote how Hindmarch had planned to be
miserable on the dreaded occasion of his
fiftieth birthday, but a phone call from
one of Hindmarch's students made being
miserable rather difficult that day.
The student, who didn't have a father,
had been arrested and charged with
trafficking in cocaine and marijuana just
prior to final exams. He confided his fears
to Hindmarch who promptly took him to
the Faculty Club for coffee and a long
talk, then offered to explain to his
professors what he was going through
and to even testify for him in court. The
two kept in touch regularly and as a
result, "Jim" wrote his exams and came
out with a solid second-class average, was
let off the charges with only probation
and landed a summer job working with
He told Boyd, "it sounds funny, a 21-
year-old guy saying this, but until Professor Hindmarch did what he did for me, I
had never realized what a terrible thing it
is to grow up without a father. I just don't
know how to thank him."
Hindmarch has been like a father to
many students and athletes over the
years and he has loved every minute of it,
though perhaps not as much as he loves
being a grandfather to son Bruce's two
kids. Besides being a grandfather though,
another experience caused him to treasure even more the memories and friendships of past and present. Last November
an irregularity in his heart rhythms sent
him to a cardiologist. Tests revealed
severe blockages in his heart arteries. Bob
Hindmarch was sick. Very sick.
He was scheduled for surgery in a few
weeks, but the following Monday morning
at Thunderbird Stadium, former Athletic
department business manager and longtime friend Buzz Moore took one look at
his ashen face and said firmly, "Robert,
you don't look well."
He went to the emergency department
of University Hospital and was promptly
transferred to Vancouver General where
further tests revealed more than ninety
five per cent blockage. His status was
switched to emergency and extensive
bypass surgery was performed immediately.
Three months later, a much healthier,
though slightly slimmer Bob Hindmarch
returned to War Memorial Gymnasium,
but not for work. During half-time at a
basketball game, he accepted a presentation from Reid Mitchell and other members of the UBC Thunderbird basketball
team of 1948, which had won the national
title and was part of Canada's Olympic
team that year. They gave him a team
photo to hang in the proposed UBC Sport
Hall of Fame and Heritage Centre, a
project inspired by Hindmarch. It was
clear that the overwhelming ovation was
as much for Hindmarch as it was for the
stellar team of '48.
To say that a brush with mortality has
altered his thoughts and habits is an
understatement. Most importantly
though, the man known affectionately as
"Dr. Bob" is back from the brink.
It's difficult to imagine how anyone
could find a greater zest for life than he
already had before his illness. But it's
there, and it looks you straight in the eyes
when you ask Bob Hindmarch, "how are
you today?"
It is then that the irrepressible mile-
wide smile of the 1952 Mardi Gras King
appears and then the voice that is almost
laughter says, "I feel marvellous!" *
Don Wells is an information officer with
the department of Athletics. Fred Hume is
UBC's sports historian.
What's next for Bob? Here he is doing
some gardening at Cecil Green Park.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1992 Friendship, Support
75    Years    of   the    Faculty   Women's   Club
by Lorenda Daniells
Seventy-five years ago a group of women met in the
boardroom at the Fairview site of UBC. Although they
came from diverse backgrounds and countries, they
had one thing in common-they were the wives of
faculty members of the new university.
Anne Wesbrook, wife of the president, informed them that
the Board of Governors had requested that wives of faculty
members be asked to supervise possible rooming houses for
women students about to enter the university. The impetus for
the request came from the first woman board member, Evelyn
Farris, a staunch supporter of education for women, who was
concerned that anxious parents might think a university
without residences unsuitable for their daughters.
The 1908 act establishing UBC provided that men and
women students should have equality of privilege. But the
university's building plans had been delayed by politics and
war, and it had little to offer in the way of accommodation for
women. The calendar noted that
"good board and lodging can be
obtained in the vicinity of the
College buildings at a cost of
from $25.00 a month. Lists of
approved boarding houses,
accessible to the University, the
moral and sanitary conditions of
which are satisfactory, may be
obtained from the Registrar."
Faculty wives were being asked to
be inspectors.
The women quickly established a team of volunteers to
investigate potential rooming
houses. At the same time they, all
newcomers to Vancouver, took
steps to organize a club for work
in the university. Nineteen women
"The object of this organization
shall be the promotion of
sociability among the faculty and
staff, to take an active interest in
student affairs, and for such
other activities as may from time
to time arise."
gathered again in the boardroom to create "The Women's Club
of the University of British Columbia" on Oct. 2nd, 1917. The
faded leather-bound, volume one of minutes says: "The object of
this organization shall be the promotion of sociability among the
faculty and staff, to take an active interest in student affairs,
and for such other activities as may from time to time arise."
Although the name of the club has changed to "The Faculty
Women's Club" and there have been some revisions to the
constitution, the essential purpose of the club has not changed
for 75 years.
Members, in the early days, invited women students to teas
and dinners in their homes. May Hutchinson, interviewed in
1976, explained, "During the weir there was a lot of Red Cross
work going on. I had a little reception so that anyone who
wanted to call could come. The girls who helped serve tea were
university students in my husband's class at that time, and
among them was Miss Evelyn Story, now Mrs. Sherwood Lett."
Shortly after the founding of
the club it became apparent that
more services were needed by
women students than the members could offer. In 1918 a special
meeting was called to consider
recommending to President
Wesbrook the appointment of an
acting dean of women. Lobbying
by the club did finally result in
the appointment of Mary Bollert
as Dean of Women in 1921. In the
meantime, many women students
turned to Dr. Isabel Maclnnes, the
first woman faculty member and
second president of the club, who
said in an interview in 1970, "I
knew when I went into a men's
world that women were discrimi-
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1992
17 nated against, not necessarily I suppose, but pragmatically, and I
simply accepted the fact."
Some club efforts were not always appreciated by students
who had to invite faculty as chaperons to any official university
party. In a paternalistic era when the university calendar stated
that "students are requested to report to the President in writing
the churches which they intend to make their places of worship," students such as Sallee Creighton, interviewed in 1973,
escaped the faculty wives' eagle eyes at class parties in the
roaring '20s. "In those days [the dance halls] did not have bars,
so there was not the problem of drinks being available. Students
had them in flasks. Students had them in cars."
Interest in post graduate education for women resulted in the
establishment by the club of the Anne Wesbrook Scholarship,
which was open to both men and women students, with preference given to women. Fundraising for the scholarship was
started by a generous donation from Mildred Brock (whose name
lives on in Brock Memorial Hall) and continued by rummage
sales and other activities.
The club's work changed during the Depression. In 1930
members voted "that the money usually spent on a tea be given
to needy girls on campus," and "authorized a gift of $100 to
Dean Bollert to help needy women students." Olga Volkoff,
interviewed in 1973, remembered the Dean of Women's fund
with gratitude. "There were no jobs, so I came into the city, took
work doing housework in Kerrisdale at a wonderful salary of S10
a month. Dean Bollert gave me a small bursary of $10 a month
for car fare," which allowed her to pursue a master's degree.
During the 1940s war work took priority, but the need for
women's dormitories was still acute. In 1946, when veterans
flooded the campus, the club urged the Board of Governors to
give dormitories a high priority. Residences were built during
the next decade and club members helped with furnishings and
with improvements in the famous residences camps, Acadia and
The university grew quickly in the 1940s and 1950s and the
club, reflecting this, turned its energies to interest groups and
social events to help newcomers, and expanded its services to
foreign students, student wives and mature women students.
In the 1960s, the club established a permanent home at Cecil
Green Park, with the help of Cecil and Ida Green and Chancellor
Phyllis Ross. By 1970, membership in the club reached a record
422 members.
Throughout the decades that followed, the club's fortunes
have waxed and waned. Work outside the home has drawn many
potential members away. Nevertheless the club continues to
make major contributions to university life. The 1992 Awards
Calendar shows the club sponsoring four scholarships, a bursary
fund and a prize. Social activities and interest groups have
carried on the important tradition of campus friendship.
At its 75th anniversary celebrations in October and November, the Faculty Women's Club will be honouring past presidents
and remembering, with appreciation, the dedication, friendship
and service of its founders. %'
Lorenda Daniells is UBC's University Archivist emerita.
Photos: University Archives
Mary Bollert, UBC's first
Dean of Women, was
appointed in 1921 after
vigourous lobbying by
the Faculty Women's
Club. The club raised
money for a Dean of
Women's Fund for
needy students in the
Mildred Brock, a founding member of the
Faculty Women's Club,
first Student Affairs
chair, and first donor to
the Anne Wesbrook
Scholarship Fund, was
very active until her
death in 1935. The
Mildred Brock Room, a
lounge for women
students in Brock Hall,
was dedicated to her
memory In 1940. In
1969 it was designated
as a lounge for mature
women students.
Anne Wesbrook, wife of
the first president of
UBC and a founding
member and first vice-
president of the Faculty
Women's Club. In 1919
she was named Honorary President, a position she held until her
death in 1957. A
postgraduate scholarship for women was
named in her honour in
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1992 THE   UBC   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE
75 Years of
A Paul Plant, BA'49,
Alumni president 1 963 -
64, centre, receiving an
award for his contributions to the Association
and the university from
university president John
Macdonald, left. Paul
served on the university's Senate and Board.
A sentimental journey through some
of our seventy five years
of service to UBC Alumni.
> Nathan Nemetz, BA'34
waves through the crowd
at an AGM Dinner and
Dance. Justice Nemetz
was Association president during the 1956 -
57 term.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1992
19 '"'"T:iF'>'~Al' "?■■  ■".'•■ ~..y$yB--/^-'i
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The UBC Alumni Association was founded in
1 91 7 by grads who
wanted to maintain
contact with their
classmates, and who
had an abiding interest
in seeing their university
grow and prosper.
Grads have taken an
active part in many high
profile events over the
years including the
Great Trek, the Back
Mac protests and the
campaign to save the
cliffs.The real effectiveness of the Association
shows itself in less
visible ways: work
during the Depression
to counter the government's plan to close the
university; hours spent
on committees to
consider UBC's building,
program and academic
needs during the postwar boom; millions of
dollars raised during the
original Alumni Develop-
a what UBC is all about:
the graduating class.
This photo, 1928, is taken from the steps of
Main Library looking toward the Geography
ment campaigns and
campaigns since; countless meetings with
government to lobby for
UBC's support; solid
support as Convocation
But the Association
hasn't neglected its
social function. Branch
and division activity has
grown enormously since
those programs were
established. From an
active membership of 71
in 1918, there are now
more than 100,000
living UBC grads, all of
whom receive benefits.
We organize hundreds of
reunions, branch and
division events, send out
three issues of The
Chronicle and some
10,000 division newsletters annually, and
provide grads with the
service we promised
them in 1 91 7: a link with
their classmates and
their university.
From its inception in
191 7, the Association
funded its work through
donations from its
members. The Association grew enormously
after the war and needed
full-time staff. By 1950,
the Association had
taken on the task of
maintaining graduate
records and suggested it
be paid $1.25 for each
graduate as an operating fund. The "payment
for service rendered"
was only used for two
years and by 1952, the
university began funding
the Association with a
grant. This raised
concerns about the
Association's independence, a concern that has
shadowed university/
Association relations
ever since. By 1 992, the
university's grant to the
Association was more
than $600,000 annually.
19 3 8
> President Ken Becket,
centre right and his secretary, Alice Daniels, far
right, chat with a professor at the Annual General
Meeting at Spencer's Dining room. AGMs were popular, well-attended events
in the early years. Spencer's, later Sears, is now
the site of SFU Downtown.
a The Association moved
into Brock Hall, Rm 201. In
1 954 a fire destroyed the
roof, but alumni files and
addressograph plates
were rescued by drilling
COTC members and Bill
Gibson who was passing
by. Offices were restored
by 1 957 where they remained until 1 968.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1992 i94i     19^3
< Sherwood Lett (seen
here on his arrival in England) served as Association president in 191 9,
1924-25 and 1927-28. He
served on the Senate and
the Board of Governors of
UBC, and was chancellor
between 1951-57. He was
a staunch supporter of
UBC all his life.
> Back Mac! Alumni organized province-wide action to support president
John Macdonald's call
for expanded higher education services in B.C.
< Blythe Eagles, BA'22,
dean of Agriculture. Dr.
Eagles was a stong supporter ofthe Alumni Association. He gave the first
donation, $960.99, to the
Alumni-Development Fund
"to get the fund rolling."
The Association's volunteer service award is
named for Dr. Eagles.
< P.E. director Bob Osbourne and helpers with
Boxing Day Dance posters.
Those dances and the Annual General Meeting Dinners and Dances were
popular Alumni events in
the '30s, '40s and '50s.
The Association organizes branch, division and
reunion events year-
round. In 1991, The
Association held 145
events with 10,000
The first reunion
occurred the year after
the first class graduated
from UBC. Since then,
the Association has
organized thousands of
reunions for classes,
faculties and schools.
The first branch ofthe
Alumni Association was
organized in 1 929 by
Tommy Taylor. Branches
have been active since
then, with 20 active
branches in B.C., the
U.S., Europe and Asia.
Branches keep far-flung
grads in touch with UBC.
The Association submits
names to the university
scholarship committee.
The Norman Mackenzie
Alumni Entrance Scholarships (established in
1951 as the Alumni
Development Fund
Scholarships), are given
to 30 students from
across B.C. annually.
The first full-time
employee, Frank Turner,
was hired in 1 945. There
are 1 2 full-time employees today.
The Association gives
annual awards to alumni
and members ofthe
community. These were
established to recognize
individuals who have
brought honour to UBC
and who have given their
time and expertise to
the Association.
< The Young Alumni
Club, was popular for its
Friday beer nights.
Young grads sat around
Cecil Green drinking Uncle Ben's or danced to
the music ofthe day.
Beer nights were
stopped because ofthe
wear and tear on CGP.
The Alumni Development
Fund was established in
1948. The Alumni
Association operated the
Fund until 1989, when
the Development Office
was established. Over the
years the Fund raised
millions of dollars for
UBC projects. Association
members formed part of
the Leadership Committee for the recent World
of Opportunity Campaign
which will raise over
$220 million for UBC.
The first degree-based
division was formed in
1 953. Since then, more
than 30 divisions have
been formed by grads
from particular faculties,
schools or university
organizations. Divisions
provide networking,
social contact and UBC
updates for grads.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1992
21 1988/91
<    > Past Presidents gather (left) to recreate the photo taken in 1963, and as a group
at Cecil Green Park (right). The Past Presidents' Council meets regularly and has
been a powerful force for Alumni Association independence while advocating strong
ties to the university.
19  68
< Cecil Green attended UBC in 1922 but left
to attend MIT before finishing a degree. He
went on to co-found Texas Instruments. He
has maintained strong ties to UBC and has
funded the Cecil and Ida Green Lecture series and, recently, donated $7 million for
the construction of Green College. In 1967,
he and his wife Ida bought the mansion that
now bears his name. They meant it to be a
"Town and Gown" centre to help bridge the
gap between the community and the university. The Alumni Association moved its offices here from Brock Hall in 1968. Ida Green
died in 1986 and bequeathed money for the
restoration of the mansion. The work was
completed in 1990, and the mansion, restored, stands as a monument to the generosity of Cecil and Ida Green.
A UBC president David Strangway is a
strong proponent of branch development,
and visits many branches each year. Association staff and volunteers often accompany
him to branch events to coordinateactivities
and to meet with grads. Here, Strangway
visits the Tokyo Branch with branch president Russell Mark, left.
Past Presidents
1917-18 John Edward Mulhern, BA'l6 1944-45
1918-19 Merrill DesBrisay, Q.C, BA'17 1945-46
1919 Sherwood Lett, BA'l6, LLD'45 1946-47
1919-20 Kathleen Lawrence (Peck), BA'17, MA'22 1947-48
1920-21 Harry F.C. Letson, BSc'19, PhD, LLD'45 1948-49
1921-23 W.John Allardyce, BA'19, MA'21, PhD 1949-50
1923-24 Cordon Wood Scott, BA'19 1950-51
1924-25 Sherwood Lett, BA'l6, LLD'45 1951-52
1925-26 Arthur E. Lord, BA'21 1952-53
1926-27 JackA. Grant, BA'24 1953-54
1927-28 Sherwood Lett, BA'l6, LLD'45 1954-55
1928-29 Lyle A. Atkinson, BSA'25, MSA'35 1956
1929-30 Paul N. Whitley, BA'22 1956-57
1930-31 H. Bertram Smith, BA'25, BEd'44 1957-58
1931-32 William Murphy, Q.C, BA'26, LLD'45 1958-59
1932-34 John C. Oliver, BA'26, BASc'27 1959-60
1934-36 John N. Burnett, BA'30 1960-61
1936-37 Thomas E.H. Ellis, BA'23 1961-62
1937-38 D. Milton Owen, BA'34 1962-63
1938-39 Kenneth M. Beckett, Q.C, BA'32 1963-64
1939-40 Frederic D. Bolton, BA'34 1964-65
1940-41 Arthur Laing, BSA'25 1965-66
1941-42 A. Thomas R. Campbell, Q.C, BA'31 1966-67
1942-44 Bruce Robinson, BA'36, BASc'36, MBA'63 1967-68
G.E. (Ted) Baynes, BASc'32 1968-69
W. Tom Brown, BA'32, MA'39 1 969-70
Darrell Braidwood, Q.C, BA'40, MA'41 1 970-71
Richard M. Bibbs, BASc'45 1 971-72
Winston Shilvock, BA'31, BCom'32 1972-73
John M. Buchanan, BA' 1 7 1973-74
James A. MacDonald, BA'38 1974-75
Gordon M. Letson, BA'24, BASc'26 1975-76
Douglas MacDonald, BA'30 1976-77
G. Dudley Darling, BCom'39 1977-78
Peter Sharp, BA'36, BCom'36, FCBA 1978-79
Ernest W. H. Brown, BA'34 1979-80
Nathan T Nemetz, BA'34 1 980-81
Harry L Purdy, BA'26, MA, PhD 1981-82
J. Norman Hyland, BCom'34 1982-83
Mark Collins, BA'34, BCom'34 1 983-84
Donovan Miller, BCom'47, SM 1984-85
William Gibson, MD'41 1 985-86
Franklin E. Walden, BCom'38 1 986-87
Paul S. Plant, BA'49 1987-88
David M. Brousson, BASc'49 1988-89
Roderick W. MacDonald, LLB'50 1 989-90
Kenneth R. Martin, BCom'46 1990-91
Beverly Kathleen Lecky, BA'38 1991 -92
Stan Evans, BA'41, BEd(EL)'44
G. Sholto Hebenton, BA'57
T. Barrie Lindsay, BCom'58
Frank Courtleigh Walden, BA'49
Beverly Greta Field, BA'42
George L. Morfitt, BCom'58
Charles D. Campbell, BA'71
Kenneth L. Brawner, BA'57, LLB'58
James L. Denholme, BASc'56
Charlotte L. V. Warren, BCom'58
Paul L. Hazell, BCom'60
George E. Plant, BASc'50
William A. Stevenson, BASc'66
Robert John Smith, BCom'68, MBA'71
Grant D. Burnyeat, LLB'73
Michael Alan Partridge, BCom'59
Kyle R. Mitchell, BCom'65, LLB'66
Elbert S. Reid, BASc'51
Bill McNulty, BPE'68, MPE'70, MA'83
Lyle Stevenson, BASc'72, MSc(BusAd)'75
John Diggens, BSc'68, MSD, DMD'72
Ann McAfee, BA'62, MA'67, PhD'75
Melvin Reeves, BCom'75, MSc '77, LLB
David A. Coulson, BCom'76, LLB'80
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The   Joy   of   Eating:
Food   Services   Revisited
Our call for UBC food stories "brought up" all sorts of memories, some of which are
excerpted below. We welcome your memories of UBC whether about food, social life,
or academia. Send them c/o the editor.
As an impecunious student (1941-43),
I usually took a sandwich, but occasionally indulged in the 25<t Special at
the Caf. It was nourishing, but not
very appetizing. It was semi-liquid,
based on boiled mince. I was sitting
down to a plate of it one day when a
friend came by and said, "Ugh! I'd
sooner see an accident in the street."
Another version I heard was, "Are you
going to eat that, or have you already?"
Rosalind Orchard, BA'43, Vancouver
Vegetarian line? Hot submarine bar?
Omelette counter? I wonder if Chris Petty
and I went to the same university. In the
late '50s, the purpose of campus food
was to provide a moderately nutritious meal at a
moderately affordable
price. Appearance, style,
even taste were secondary.
Carrot and raisin salad - a
small bowl of limp carrots
and occasional raisins
moistened by a weak
vinaigrette (one part
vinegar to thirty seconds of
tap water). Pea soup -
green, very green, brimming with ...we were never sure. I
remember an engineer returning a bowl
that bubbled, spat and threw off steam.
He had put a piece of dry ice in it.
I still have fond memories of UBC
food. Mid afternoon coffee, the rush to
get to the cafeteria before it closed, the
long conversations over lunch and dinner
that still define education in my mind. I
hope today's students are as well
Lion J. Sharzer, BA'59, Aylmer, Ont.
It all began with a complaint that Acadia
men were too boorish for certain daughters to share table with in the Acadia
Dining Hall. After talks with UBC officials, dieticians Mary McLellan and Leah
Lambert and the Residents' Council, the
idea of the Saturday dinners was born.
Acadia men brought in lampstands for
subdued lighting and piped in background music. Acadia women made table
centrepieces and wall decorations.
Tablecloths materialized from somewhere. Dress was formal: the men wore
jacket and tie, the women their best
dresses. Members of the UBC senate were
invited as guest speakers and to meet
residents. Haute cuisine was in, talk of
segregation out. Food services saved the
John Townesend BA'60, Ottawa
While staying in Acadia Camp in the
early '60s, a group of us Chinese
students were getting tired of the
bland cafeteria cooking. Once in a
while, though, they would
serve Chinese food.
Sensing our longing, the
Chinese lady behind the
counter would smile at us
and without asking, pile a
huge heap of Chinese
food on our plates, much
to the disappointment of
the dietician on duty.
Those were the happy
as. Chow, BASc'64,
Dunwoody, Georgia
Either the food was foul or the students
were in a foul mood on that Friday
afternoon at Place Vanier in the spring of
1975. A food fight broke out between
Cariboo and Sherwood Lett. It started
small but soon escalated into a blitzkrieg
of megacalories. Projectiles from all of
the food groups filled the cafeteria air.
Later, after most of the combatants had
left, a hapless student sat down to enjoy
his meal. A large plop of potato salad
dropped from the ceiling and splashed his
fruit salad all over the table. And we
thought we were so mature back then.
Cord Robinson, Revelstoke
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1992
23 Bob and Melba's
(and other UBC Education alumni's)
Excellent Adventure
Hard work, war scares and great trips for teachers at CFBs in Europe
by Don Wells
he imminent closure of Canada's NATO bases in
Germany means the end of a somewhat charmed
life for some UBC Education alumni.
By July of 1993, the teachers currently on
staff at Baden School on Canadian Forces Base
Baden-Soellingen will have returned home after
what some consider the most memorable period
of their lives. Bob and Melba Nelson (BEd 74 and 75 respectively) have lived and worked on the southern edge of the
French-German border for three years, and have travelled to
virtually every country in Europe including many countries of
the former Soviet Union.
Plans for a weekend could involve any number of activities
and destinations - skiing in
Switzerland, wine tasting in
France or simply a drive
through picturesque villages
in the neighbouring Black
Spontaneity rules, however, and depending on what
is going on and who is going
where, plans can change quite
quickly. By Thursday night,
the Oktoberfest in Bavaria
may sound like a better idea
than the Vienna Philharmonic
did on Tuesday.
"Everybody has the same
interests in a lot of ways,"
says Melba, who, with husband Bob and three teenagers,
The most popular item for
power shopping is wine. B.C.
residents can bring home 500
bottles and most teachers
want a legacy of their time in
Europe in the form of a well-
rounded cellar.
came to Germany from Armstrong, B.C. in 1989. "We're all in the
same boat. Everybody can relate to what everyone else is doing,
so you wind up doing a lot of things together."
Summer holidays, Easter and Christmas afford the opportunity to travel further afield to such exotic destinations as Egypt,
Turkey, Greece, the United Kingdom or various points in Eastern
Europe. Melba has to think carefully in order to list all of the
countries they have visited. "...Britain, France, Germany, Belgium,
the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Greece,
Turkey, Russia, Austria, Switzerland..."
"We still want to go to Hungary and the Scandinavian countries. Those are next," says Bob.
Travel talk among teachers on the base is not without a
good measure of strife and
calamity. Dave Rodenhizer of
Mission was hit by a car in
Italy, then recovered in hospital only to suffer severe burns
while cooking on a campout in
Greece. According to his
friends though, his misfortunes have not dampened his
enthusiasm for European adventures.
Extensive travel opportunities
are not the only perk to life in
a NATO zone. Add "tax free"
to it and shopping takes on a
whole new meaning.
Both civilians and military
personnel have extraordinary
purchasing power in Europe.
UBC   Alumni   Chronicle,   Fall   1992 As holders of NATO identification cards, they can shop tax free
on both the Canadian and American bases as well as from German merchants, many of whom will arrange delivery of large
ticket items through the base so that the purchaser avoids the
hefty 14 per cent German federal sales tax.
European-made goods such as clothing, furniture,
kitchenware, wine and automobiles are naturally less expensive
than they would be in Canada, but with the added incentive of
tax free shopping, the bargains become irresistible.
The most popular item for power shopping, however, is
wine. B.C. residents can bring home 500 bottles and most teachers want a legacy of their time in Europe in the form of a well-
rounded cellar. Baden-Soellingen is located in a white wine
region with the Mosel and Rhine regions slightly to the north.
The vineyards of Alsace in France are just an hour to the south
while the great Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards of Burgundy Eire an easy weekend trip.
Tasting excursions to Bordeaux, Provence and the Rhone
vineyards are usually included as part of summer vacation plans,
often en route to the beaches of Southern France or Spain.
As ideal as it sounds, however, life in a NATO zone hasn't
been without its share of tension, particularly during the war in
Iraq, when security measures became unnerving. Machine gun
toting guards were on all school buses and I.D. cards were meticulously checked at the school entrance. Guards searched all
vehicles as they came on the base, schools staged code 100
(bomb threat) drills regularly and teachers designed disaster
plans for dealing with parent casualties.
All this left the Nelsons feeling a touch vulnerable to Arab
terrorist groups operating in Central Europe.
"The American bases have been hit before, but we really
didn't think the Canadians would because we haven't been involved (in the Middle East) before," said Bob. "But this time the
Canadians sent troops and squadrons, so it was always in the
back of my mind that we could become a target."
After the tension surrounding the first Gulf crisis ended,
teachers found themselves helping the families of UN
peacekeepers cope with the stress of the civil war in the Balkans.
The danger level for Canadian troops in the war zone there
is significantly higher than it was for forces dispatched to the
"The very young ones just miss their dads," says Melba, a
kindergarten and grade one teacher. "It's really difficult for
them, especially if their mothers are not coping well."
Although the war in and around Sarajevo wears on, Canadian Forces Europe will cease to exist as a separate command of
the Canadian Armed Forces in December of 1993, at which time
the Baden-Soellingen base will close. CFB Lahr, 40 kilometres
south of Baden-Soellingen, will close in December of 1994 and
will mark the official end of Canada's military presence in Europe.
UBC Education alumni presently teaching in the final year at
Baden School include Joni Cunningham BEd'74, Dave Rodenhizer
BA'70, Elaine Rodenhizer BEd'70, Bob Nelson BEd'74, Melba
Nelson BEd'76, Barb Gauthier BEd'71, George Hamilton BEd'61,
and Aline Burlone BEd'90. *'
Top: Bob Nelson at a gun turret by an underground fortress on
the Maginot Line.
Below: Bob and Melba Nelson and family outside their home in
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1992
25 Hearty   Fare
by Zoe Landale
from   UBC   Writers
Linda Rogers' Letters from
the Doll Hospital (Sono Nis,
$9.95) is a succulent book,
brimfull of mother's milk,
erotica, and severed hands. Her
poems are studded with lines
that left me ringing with
delight; they give out that pure
note good crystal does when
you test it with your fingernail.
In "Picking the Lock," Rogers
/ was a mad jug
filling up every clean
glass in the universe,
and from "Home Fires,"
The girl in bedlam lives
inside a ring of fire
they call crazy
inside the noise of dogs
where home is her sister
holding a stick of burning
Music also figures largely in
poems, from
playing the
cello, to
Chopin, to
an idiot
playing the Goldberg Variations
and masturbating in public.
This book is about wounded
dolls. Women as dolls, with
what Rogers' calls "the garrulous/ song between my legs"
sewn shut. Although the poet's
imagery is consistent, the title
poem especially, has a passivity
I find disturbing. Like the dolls
in hospital, women seem merely
to survive the violence that has
been inflicted upon them, never
to overcome it.
Some of these poems made
me feel shut out. Either they
were so personal I didn't get
the references, or they left me
baffled with abrupt endings.
Still, when Rogers is on track,
eerie and distinctive, she's a
poet to savour.
Blue Husbands by Don
Dickinson (Porcupine's Quill,
$10.95) is a book I was prepared to dislike. Another male
angst book,
sombre and
self-important. So what
if it won the
BC Book
Prizes award
for fiction?
Then I read it. Dickinson is the
most charming author I've read
in ages. He has a sense of
humour. His imagination is
utterly screwball. By the time I'd
reached the talking crab in the
second story, I had succumbed.
"I believe in living," one of
Dickinson's characters explains
to a man he has saved from
jumping off a bridge. "A
statement worthy of a simple
man with simple values," but
don't be fooled. His people
come to their beliefs through
suffering. They deal with
abandonment, infidelity,
accidents, all the daily cruelties,
but their ways of coping can be
delectable for their sheer
As one would expect with a
manuscript "Readied for the
press by John Metcalf," the book
is stylistically impeccable.
However, I found "The Natural
Man" oddly archaic in its
depiction of Sakamoose as The
Wise Native Friend.
I'm guessing that the story
at the end of Blue Husbands is
creative documentary;
Dickinson has worked as a
shepherd. Written mainly in the
first person, it has quite a
different flavour than his other
stories, and in fact becomes a
bit self-righteous.
Porcupine's Quill has done a
fine job; this book has thick
creamy paper and a cover that
makes you anxious to open it.
Swimming Out of History:
New and Selected Poems by
Florence McNeil (Oolichan,
$12.95) is a book I took a while
to appreciate. The blurbs on the
lugubrious jacket are so fervent,
I kept waiting for poetry to
match their intensity. For me,
this didn't happen until two-
thirds ofthe way through, when
I had
become well
and truly
about my
own judgement. Then I
hit "The
Boom Men."
And re-read and re-read.
McNeil is fascinated by
people-as-performers. Historical
references abound: Marie
Antoinette, Julius H. Franklin of
Barkerville, the Kaiser. Is it
because these poems appear
earlier that they seem less
interesting than the last part of
Swimming out of History? The
emotional oomph I was looking
for is there in the family poems.
Ones like "My Grandfather's
Hornpipe," draw the reader into
multi-textured miniature
...the final sounds of Christmas passing
the triumphant waves of
snoring from the tousled
and my grandmother's sigh
of hoarse and visible relief.
I appreciated the chronological arrangement of the
poems. It's
satisfying to
be able to
trace a
development. All
McNeil's work is well-crafted-
she won the Macmillan Prize for
Poetry as far back as 1 965-but
a recent poem like "Oil Spill"
represents a transcendent
upward leap. Here, her visual
metaphors combine with pared-
down language and a thorough
engagement ofthe poet's
What sears is what happens
at the edge
The limb reaching briefly
from swollen mud
Or this heron coming from
the black sea
who walks and falls
walks and falls
like a stiff plastic toy.
Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Let
Down Your Hair byjancis M.
Andrews (Cacanadada, $12.95)
is a book which seems to have
earned its author reviews,
rather than her collection of
stories. Charges of political
incorrectness and a lack of
post-modern sensibilities have
wafted by my ears, whatever the
latter may be. I was curious to
UBC   Alumni   Chronicle,   Fall   1992 UBC   Press:   Two   New   Views
of   Vancouver
see what had aroused such ire.
This is a first book for
Andrews, now 58. Her prose is
elegant, her characters extremely well-done and the pace
ofthe stories slow. These aren't
comfortable stories to read. The
subject matter, and the characters, are anguished, as in "A
Sunset Touch," where a short,
sexually frustrated teacher feels
his authority challenged and
responds with a viciousness
that left me wanting not to
finish. It goes on too long, but
then, I have a weak stomach.
Conflict, and the inadequacy
of words for all their promised
redemptive power, are major
themes. Interestingly enough,
like Dickinson, Andrews has a
story dealing with one man
attempting to prevent the
suicide of another. The outcome
is distressingly different, with
the would-be suicide attempting
to murder his rescuer.
The title story is equally
comfortless, but so well done.
Ruby, the morbidly obese
protagonist with her sensual
energies all directed at food, is
haunting. This is by far and
away the strongest story of the
collection. I will remember Ruby
for a long time, eyelids clotted
with fat, bent low over her copy
of Bon Appetit. *
Zoe Landale is an award
winning writer of stories, poetry
and non-fiction. She lives in
The UBC Library wishes to thank the Classes of 1991
and 1992 for their support.
The 1991 Class Gift is a wheelchair accessible online
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The 1992 Class Gift is a video monitor with closed-
captioning decoder for the hearing impaired for
Sedgewick Undergraduate Library.
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Plaques acknowledging these gifts have been mounted
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Trees of Vancouver, Gerald Straley. UBC Press, 272 p. $19.95.
Vancouver and Its Region, Graeme Wynn and Timothy Oke,
editors. UBC Press, 349 p. $45 hardcover, $29.95 paper.
UBC Press has issued two new books about
Vancouver that no enthusiastic resident or
nostalgic expatriate can do without. Both
provide insight into why Vancouver is as
liveable as it is and both are immensely
Vancouver is a city of trees. Over the
years, the city and the public have planted a
huge variety of cultivated and natural trees on
sidewalk strips, up and down street dividers, on public property
and in private gardens. Finally, a book has come along that
identifies these trees, lists areas of prime examples, and explains
their origins. Trees in Vancouver is a welcome addition to
available resources on Vancouver.
The book lists 470 trees and shrubs by family and provides
sketches of leaves and descriptions of other features for identification purposes. There are tree maps of areas of particular
varietal diversity (The Crescent, the Old Arboretum at UBC) and a
section on where to see trees in Vancouver. Straley has provided
81 colour photographs to illustrate the text.
What Trees in Vancouver does for local
flora, Vancouver and Its Region does for
everything else. It's hard not to heap extravagant praise on this book. Wynn and Oke and
their team of writers investigate everything
from the area's primordial state through the
arrival of European-controlled commerce (and
the decline of indigenous control), to Vancouver's coming of age as a world city and the
environmental consequences of progress. They have done an
exceptional job.
The book is filled with superb photographs and drawings, and
the maps used to illustrate population shifts and land use are
straightforward and understandable.
This sort of book usually demands real dedication from the
reader: swimming through turgid prose to get at bits of interesting fact is the price of enlightenment. Nineteen men and women
contributed to this volume, a number that defines what an
editor's nightmare might look like. But every section ofthe book
is filled with fascinating anecdotes and good, simple writing.
Wynn, Oke and the staff at UBC Press deserve accolades for this
volume, and anyone with the slightest interest in Vancouver, its
origins and its future, would do well to add this to their collection.
Two great new books from UBC Press.  *  CP
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1992
J. Norton Wilson BA'34 wrote to
correct our error in the last issue.
His wife Donna was not able to
accompany him to Courtyard
Gardens, as she passed away in
1978 while the couple resided in
Berkeley, California.
William Ian Anderson BA'48
retired after 37 years as a YMCA
director and 5 years as a bank
manager. He is involved in YMCA
fund raising and works as a golf
course marshall in Solana Beach,
California. He and wife June enjoy
their 5 grandchildren ... R. Glen
Carry BSA'49 was honoured by the
District of Mission, BC for his many
years of service. He recently retired
from a career in government,
teaching and consulting ... George
R. Howey BASc(ChemEng)'49,
MASc'51 was awarded a fellowship
this year "for major contributions
to the advancement of nuclear
technology in Canada" by the
Canadian Nuclear Association and
the Canadian Nuclear Society. He
was the first president of the CNS.
He also received the CNA Outstanding Contribution Award for
his help in "training a generation
of nuclear operators." He is retired
from his position with Ontario
Hydro and resides in Deep River,
Ontario ... Terry Julian BA'45,
BEd'57 has published Book
Collecting for Everyone, his second
book ... Phyllis D. Kadzielawa
BSA'41  enjoyed her class reunion
with guest speaker Pierre Berton.
She found the campus much bigger
and had trouble locating the old
Aggie building. In May 1991, at the
age of 72, Phyllis received her BA
from Lakehead University ...
Norman Klenman BA'48, founder
and former owner of CKVU-TV in
Vancouver, lives on Saltspring with
artist wife, Daphne. He is working
on a book and a screenplay ...
Kenneth MacLeod BA'48 retired as
president of Frankel Metal Co. He
will stay active with the Institute of
Scrap Recycling Industries. He is
president of the Michigan chapter
of 1RSI and is on the national
board of directors. Mr. MacLeod
has been part of the metals
industry for 35 years ... Arlene
(Nimmons) Pach BA'49 and her
husband Joseph Pach form a
musical unit called the Duo Pach.
Both of the Pachs received
honorary doctor of laws degrees
from St. Thomas University in
Fredericton, New Brunswick in
October of 1 988. They have been
resident musicians at the University
of New Brunswick since 1964.
Arlene was raised in Vancouver.
She earned her ATCM in piano
from Toronto's Royal Conservatory
of Music in 1946 and made her
solo debut with the Vancouver
Junior Symphony in 1948. In 1954,
the same year as their marriage,
the pair formed the Duo Pach.
They have presented recitals across
Canada, the US and Britain and
have recorded for CBC Radio
International. They have a new CD
called The Duo Pach. The couple
have two daughters, Laurie Pach
BSc'79 and Ellen, and a son, Josef.
Ellen and Josef are both graduates
of UNB ... Am Waller
BASc(MechEng)'46 worked for a
month on Leyte in the Philippines
for the Canadian Executive Service
Organization. His visit coincided
with Typhoon Thelma and Imelda
Marcos' first visit to her hometown
since her exile. His old job seemed
"awfully dull compared to one
r i s
Congratulations fellow Alumni!
month on Leyte." ... Andrew H.
Younger BASc(ChemEng)'45,
MASc'46 received the Engineering
Excellence Award from the faculty
of Engineering at the U of Calgary
for his contributions to Canada's
petroleum industry over 4 decades.
Although retired, he is VP of a
small oil company, is a consulting
engineer and is continuing his 25-
year teaching stint at the U of C,
although only part-time now.
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Lorna (Ryder) BEd'58 and Michael
Amsden BASc'59 moved to
Santiago in June. Mike is the new
president of Falconbridge, Chile ...
Jack Austin BA'54, LLB'55 has
joined the firm of Boughton
Peterson Yang Anderson. He has
served as minister of state for
Social Development, the Canada
Development Investment Corporation, the Federal Presence at EXPO
86 and Indian Affairs and Northern
Development. He was also chief of
staff to Prime Minister Pierre
Trudeau 1974-5 ... Harry P.
Dominique BA'55 retired in May
after 35 years with the Department
of National Defense at Esquimalt,
BC. He was one of the first
Trinidadian students to enrol at
UBC. He is an authority in developing procedures for predicting
mechanical failure in Canadian
Forces oil-lubricated systems ...
Gerald R. Guest BA'59 received his
PhD from UVic in 1976 and worked
as a psychologist with the Saanich
School District. He is now in
private practice and teaches at UVic
... Marnie Keith-Murray BPE'58
married, moved to Europe, taught
PE in the Maritimes, received her
BEd from Queen's, worked for the
Ontario Red Cross as director of
educational services and as
executive director for central
Ontario. In 1989 she became a
certified management consultant ...
RJ. (Jim) Kirker BA'50 received the
Canadian Society of Petroleum
Geologists' Stanley Slipper Gold
Medal. He discovered Spain's
largest oilfield. He is now a
consultant to Canada Northwest
Energy, where he served as VP,
foreign exploration ... Roger
Kronquist BPE'57 retired after 35
years of teaching. He taught 31
years at West Van Senior Secondary
and 4 years at Sentinel ...
Stephanie Lowther BPE'56 was
director of housing & counselling
at the Calgary YWCA 1 974-77. She
received an MEd in educational
psych from the U of Regina in
1978. 1978-89 she was director of
student services and a psychologist
with the Alberta Vocational Centre
in Calgary. She is now retired and
living in Sicamous, BC ... Garfield
W. McMahon MSc'55 retired after
35 years with Defence Research
Establishment Atlantic in
Dartmouth, NS. He specialized in
underwater acoustic transducers for
much of his career and is now
consulting. He lives by the
Stewiacke River in Nova Scotia ...
Robert S. Vincent
BASc(ChemEng)'52 is retired, but in
private consulting.
David R. Brown BEd'63, MEd'66
operates a consulting and training
service in teen/parent conflict
resolution. He delivered workshops
for many years for the BCTF and
the BCPVPA. He is also vice
principal of Southgate Secondary
School in Campbell River ... David
Bulger BSF'78 works as branch
manager for Stihl Limited (chain
saws). He is married and living in
New Westminster ... Ann-Shirley
Goodell BSN'60 has been appointed executive director of the
Multiple Sclerosis Society of
Canada, BC Division. She was
director of nursing at BC Children's
Hospital from 1983 to 1986, then
VP of patient services until 1989.
She is currently working on her
doctoral thesis in applied ethics at
UBC. She is active in the Association's nursing division, and served
as its president last year ... Barry
Gough BEd'62, MA U of Montana,
PhD U of London. He was awarded
DLit, U of London for his contributions to imperial and commonwealth history. His latest book is
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The Northwest Coast, UBC Press.
He is president of the North
American Society for Oceanic
History _ After 20 years in
corporate business, David Goyder
BCom'69, MBA'70, has bought and
now operates the Shamrock
Chandlery on Shamrock Quay,
Southampton!. He claims he is the
most over-qualified chandler in the
UK! ... Merle E. Herbert BA'68 is
the principal at Clinton School in
the Cariboo and is training for the
biathlon (masters) _ Michael C.
Miller BArch'65 recently became
chairman of the department of
Architectural Science and Landscape
Architecture at Ryerson _
Catherine (Stevens) Oshida BA'69
is teaching Japanese language and
literature at Phillips University in
Enid, Oklahoma _ Miriam Olney
BA'64, director of pensions &
benefits for the United Food &
Commercial Workers, was appointed to the Board of Directors
of 1CBC _ Jim Partridge BCom'69
is the western regional vice
president of Graduate Systems in
North Vancouver, selling PCs to the
education marketplace. He is
offering special prices to UBC
alumni, staff and students _
Laurence L Papaurelis BArch'67
has expanded into eastern Ontario
after 10 years of architectural
practice in Montreal. His new office
is in Alexandria, Ontario -.
Marjorie M. Ratzlaff DipNursing'65
wrote to say that her nursing
diploma, obtained in her late 40s,
was well worth the effort. She is
now retired and enjoys her life on
Saturna Island. Her husband Walter
Ratzlaff BA'53 died in 1986 _ M.
Diane Rougeau BEd'71  retired in
1982 after 14 years of teaching
primary and remedial reading. Since
retiring she has travelled extensively. She lives in Logan Lake,
belongs to the local seniors' club,
bowls and is learning Tai Chi _.
Ken Rumsby BEd'68 retired this
summer from his position as A/V
coordinator at Malaspina College in
Nanaimo. He and his wife, Beverly,
will be retiring to property near
Ballina, NSW, Australia, where they
intend to sit in the sun and watch
bananas grow ._ Vivian M.
(Fenske) Spence BA'67 has opened
Educational Consulting Services in
Edmonton, specializing in reading
tutorials, diagnostic assessments
and individualized educational (not
emotional as reported in the Spring
1992 Chronicle) programs _ Judy
(Lewthwaite) Threinen BSR'65
received her master's degree in
health administration from the U of
Ottawa _ Michael D. Whipps
BASc'66 teaches physics in
Nanaimo and has just celebrated
his 25th wedding anniversary with
wife Marilyn.
Richard W. Adams BA'71  has been
with DND since 1973. He is
chairman of the Civil & Military
Budget Committee for the NATO
nations in Brussels _ Anne Andres
BA'78, MLS'90 is reader services
librarian at the U of the South
Pacific in Suva, Fiji _ Marcus D.
Busch MSW'78 and wife Margaret
Sadler will serve as volunteer ESL
teachers in Japan for the '92'93
term and will travel throughout
Southeast Asia ... Robert Chataway
BSc'70 and wife Norma are
enjoying life in NW Ontario with
their 3 children who are active in
skiing, fly fishing and figure
skating _ Juergen Demsky BSc'78
received his PhD in June 1989 from
the U of Windsor. He was married
in 1988 - Jean Eilek PhD'75 is a
professor of physics at New Mexico
Tech where she received the
Distinguished Research Award for
1992. She is one of the world's
top researchers in plasma
astrophysics. She enjoys life in
Socorro, New Mexico and unwinds
by swimming and gardening _.
Sylvia Fennel-Gula BEd'71  has
been farming for almost 20 years
in Cleardale, Alberta. She and
husband Lawrence have 3 children
_. Azeem Halani BSc'77, MBA'80 is
living in Toronto with his wife
Shenaz Ladak. He is manager,
financial reporting and analysis, for
Triathlon Leasing. He would enjoy
hearing from former classmates in
MBA program ... Ken Hinatsu
BCom'77 lives in Calgary. He and
wife Pamela are parents of 6-
month-old Taylor. He works for
Canadian Airlines as manager,
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Latin America region _. Russ
Horton BSc'76, his wife Gail
(McGee) BRE'78 and their 2 sons
have moved from Melfort, Saskatchewan, where Russ worked as a
forage scientist with Agriculture
Canada, to Kamloops, where he is
a research range scientist with the
BC Ministry of Forests _. Colin
Lester BA'74, MEd'91  is a counsellor and therapist with Corporate
Health Consultants ... Dennis W.
Louie BCom'77 has joined
chartered accountants Dyke &
Howard. Mr. Louie is past president
of the Vancouver Chinese Coif Club
and the Vancouver Waterfront Lions
Club. He served as a member of
the board of examiners for ICABC
for 3 years. He is the director of
the annual Tom Chong Memorial
Golf Tournament for fund raising
for children's charities ... Anne
Winter MacKenzie BA'73, LLB'77
has been appointed judge of the
Provincial Court of BC. Her
husband Roderick M. MacKenzie
LLB'72 continues to practice law as
a partner in MacKenzie Murdy &
McAllister. They have 3 children _
Frank Marasa BSc'76, DMD'79 and
Ingrid Emanuels BSc'76, DMD'80
are married and share a dental
practice. They have 3 children and
are involved in baseball, piano
lessons, swimming lessons, karate
and church _ Michelle (Yorsh)
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1992
A l umht   Awards
Each year the Alumni Association recognizes indlvicluals who
have cUstaguished themsdves as alumni, UBC faculty or
volunteers of the Association. The 1992 award winners were
announced at the AGM held June 24 at Cecil Green Park.
Alumni Award of Distinction for outstanding
achievements by an alumnus to Maty Ashworth,
BA'60, MEd'67. Professor emerita, internationally
recognized for her work as an ESL teacher and
Faculty Citation for UBC faculty
who have given outstanding
service to the community outside
their teaching and research duties to Dr.
Douglas Hayward, professor emeritus, department of Chemistry. After retirement, he developed a program to promote science at the
elementary level by bringing scientists into the
schools. Well known as a science communicator.
Blythe Eagles Volunteer Service Award, named
after long-time Association volunteer, for outstanding service to the Association to Dr. Robert
Clark, BCom'41, BA'42, professor emeritus,
Economics. Organized Professor Emeritus division
and served as secretary for 4 years. Weil known
academic, recipient of several international
awards, presents briefs to government committees
on economic matters.
Honorary Alumni Award for non-alumni who are
active in Association affairs to Dr. Michael
Goldberg, dean of Commerce. Dr. Goldberg is
well known for his work on the economic
development of Vancouver and its relationship to
the Asia Pacific region. He is active in organizing
alumni commerce divisions here and abroad.
Outstanding Young Alumnus
Award for alumni under 40 who
have distinguished themselves in their careers
and who have brought recognition to the
university to Basil Peters, BASc'77, Phd'82.
Chairman and CEO of Nexus Engineering,
Entrepreneur of the Year, 1991, many awards for
business and engineering excellence.
Congratulations to this year's winners. Awards will be
presented at special functions throughout the year.
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Medrano BHE'79 practices renal
dietetics in Seattle while completing an MPH in health services
administration at the U of Washington. She and husband Michael have
2 daughters ... Devon L Muhlert
BEd'76, formerly known as Dorothy
Oehlke, is married to Alex Muhlert.
They have 3 children. The family
lived for 6 years in the NWT and
are now in Vernon. Devon is
currently a photographer and
freelance writer and is involved in
theatre and music composition _.
John M. Park BSc'73 is a senior
partner with Analytical Service
Laboratories, one of BC's largest
environmental laboratories ...
Margot Pritchard BMus'77 is
working towards her CBA designation at Northwest Community
College in Prince Rupert _ Rob
Rubis BSc'72 is the director of
media services at International
School Bangkok. The school has
installed "Earth Station Bangkok,"
one of 6 world-wide school sites ...
After graduation Hem Savla
MBA'75 stayed in Kenya for 4 years
where he married. He moved to
London, UK in 1979. He has 3
children and is the audit manager
with the London borough of Barnet
._ Dennis Sexsmith BA'76, MA'80
is in his second year as an Edward
A. Dickson History of Art Fellow at
UCLA. He taught for several years
at the U of Manitoba ... Millo Shaw
MA'79, LLB'84, PhD'91  is the head
of the department of Classics at
Augustana University College is
Camrose, Alberta. He taught in the
department of Philosophy and
Classics at the U of Regina ...
Robert B. Sproule BSc(Agr)'79 has
worked in the animal feed industry
in Alberta since his graduation, and
owns a feed company. He states
that his "silliest challenge was to
learn scuba diving in Alberta
instead of BC where there would
have been something to see!" ...
William C. Stowell BSc'77 is a log
buyer for Weyerhaeuser. He lives in
Merritt with wife Deborah and
daughter Katy, 4 ._ CY. Suen
MASc'70, PhD'72 has won the 1992
ITAC/NSERC Award. He is the
founder of Concordia University's
Centre for Pattern Recognition and
Machine Intelligence, working on
computers that can read handwriting and analyze documents. He has
applied computer graphics to the
computational analysis of Chinese
characters _ Linda Svendsen
BA'77 received her MFA from
Columbia in 1980. Her first book
of fiction, Marine Life, has just
been published in Canada and the
US, and will soon be published in
Germany. Her adaptation of
Margaret Laurence's The Diviners is
now in post-production and will air
as a CBC movie early in 1993 _
Kenneth Thornicroft LLB'79 and
Cathleen Anne Thornicroft
BA(Hons)'76 are enjoying life with
son Ean (3 years) in the North
Atlantic. Cathy is an elementary
school principal and Kenneth is on
the faculty at the Memorial
Business School. He is finishing his
PhD. ... Roland Wahlgren BSc'75 is
managing director of Modern
Materials Ltd., a distributor to the
cabinet and millwork industry. He
is also the contents editor of
Discovery, a quarterly journal
published by the Vancouver Natural
History Society ... Tom Walker
BSc'79 has been promoted to
country manager of the physio
control division of Eli Lilly. His wife
Vivian (Evans) BA'91  is a perennial
part-time student. They live in
Germantown, Tennessee _ Brian
Whitehouse BSc'76 has moved
back to Halifax with his wife Diane
Tremblay. He has a job as
operations manager of the Atlantic
Centre for Remote Sensing of the
Oceans ... Randy Wong BSc'75 has
been appointed CEO of Mission
Memorial Hospital.
Ian T. Abercrombie BA'80,
BArch'86 joined the Architectural
Institute of BC in September 1 992
and is working for the firm of
Downs Archambault and Partners.
His wife, Catherine M. (Brister)
Abercrombie BEd'83 is teaching
ESL for the Vancouver School Board
_. Bill Adams BASc(MechEng)'87,
MEng'91  and Katie McCormack
BEd'85 were married last summer
in Vancouver. They live in Prince
Albert, Saskatchewan. Katie is
continuing her teaching career ...
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1992 CLASS    ACTS
Aly N. Alibhai BCom'87 is now an
associate lawyer in the litigation
department of Fasken Campbell
Godfrey in Ontario. He married
Humaira Cassam in June 1991 _.
Susana Bardos BA'87, BEd'90 and
Robert Metcalfe BA'86 were
married in July 1991. Rob is an
insurance broker and Susana is a
grade 3 and music teacher in
Vancouver _ Wendy Bazett
BSc(Agr)'84 is making a career
change to being a foreign service
officer in immigration. She is
currently posted in Ottawa -
Michelle (Bolton) BEd'84 and
husband Capt. R. Craig Bentley
BASc(EngPhys)'84 are in Ridgecrest,
California for a 2 year military
exchange posting. Michelle does
volunteer work for La Leche League
while staying at home with their
two young children ._ Harold
Bouchmuehl BA'81  is assistant
lecturer in the faculty of Divinity at
the U of Cambridge, his appointment recently being renewed for a
second 2-year term. Misses the
Trans-Canada highway, but has
received his UK driver's licence _
Leslie F_ (Ross) BCom'84 and
husband Shawn C. Black PhD'90
are living in Ann Arbor, Michigan
where Shawn is a lecturer in the
department of Pharmacology at the
U of Michigan Medical School.
Leslie is a program assistant in the
U of M School of Nursing _ Helene
Boutin BA'89 teaches in the
historic town of Nara, near Osaka,
Japan. She is the head teacher of
the children's program, and plans
to stay for another year and a half
_ Lorelei Brown MBA'86 is director
of purchasing & marketing for
Heritage Duty Free Shop Inc. in
Surrey, BC _ Brian Burtch PhD'87
was the executive producer of an
educational video entitled Midwifery
and the Law (SFU, 1991). This
video received the AMTEC Award of
Merit in 1991. He was also called
to serve as an expert witness in
the recent trial of a midwife
accused of practicing medicine
without a licence, in Red Deer,
Alberta. She was acquitted ...
Heather Campbell BSc'86 and Kirk
E. Elliot BEd'92 were married in
June 1 992 in Kelowna. They will
both teach in Prince George
starting in September ... Francis
Carey BCom'82 is in London, UK
after working for 4 years for the
Royal Bank here. He reports that
"the soccer is better, the beer is
better and it doesn't rain as
much!" He is in the corporate
finance department of National
Westminster Bank _ Tim Chow
BASc'85 is the owner of a successful aluminum finishing company,
Altech Anodizing Ltd. He and wife
Diana have a son with a second
child expected in December _.
Robyn Collins MLS'80 has been
appointed director of the State
Library of Tasmania, Australia and
has moved to Hobart _. Randy
Coutts BPE'82 is a programmer for
the City of Vancouver. He and wife
Denise (Simard) BPE'83, MPE'87
have 2 children, 10 and 15 years ...
Brett D. Coyle DMD'86 opened his
own dental practice in West
Vancouver in August 1991 _.
William L Dimitroff LLB'83
became a partner in the firm of
Meighen Demers in February 1992
-. Kate Frieson BA'84, MA'92
received her PhD from Monash
University in Australia _ Elizabeth
Gerrard BA'81  married Simon
Taylor in April, 1992. They are
living in London, UK, where her
husband is a partner in an
international law firm .- Carlos J.
Guilherme MBA'89 was married to
Mary Jane Oberhofer in 1989. He
works for McKinsey in Toronto _
Beverly Hanna MSN'82 works as
coordinator of clinical services for
Greater Vancouver Mental Health
Services - Nigel Harrison BSc'83 is
with Fisheries and Oceans in Prince
Rupert. His wife Leanna (Cousins)
BSN'86 is on maternity leave from
Prince Rupert Regional Hospital ._
John S. Hebron MSc'83 received
his PhD from the U of Alberta in
1989. He is working in the
mathematics department of SFU.
He and wife Miriam have two
children -. Dorothy Hoek BA'85,
MSc'88 is returning to Vancouver
after 4 years in Edmonton, to work
at VGH as an audiologist ... Alison
Hoens BSc(PT)'86 was awarded the
Alumni Medal from the Curtin
University Alumni Association. The
medal is awarded to a postgradu-
. ate student in acknowledgement of
academic excellence and contribution to community service. She is
at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver
... Graham Holliday BCom'84 is a
controller with Polygon Group Ltd.
His wife Gina (Murchina) BCom'84
is CFO with Golden Capital
Securities Ltd. They have 2 sons _.
Sandra (Nakagawa) Keenan BA'89
taught English is Japan for 6
months, then travelled to Hong
Kong, Fiji, New Zealand and
Australia where she worked another
6 months. She returned to
Vancouver, married her Australian
sweetheart and is now the
bookstore manager at Columbia
College _ Marjory R. Kerr BA'84
received her PhD in industrial/
organizational psychology from the
U of Waterloo in 1991. She works
for the RCMP in Ottawa _ Angela
Kerslake LLB'88 set up her own
general law practice in New
Westminster after working in
Vancouver for 3 years _ Sharan A.
Keryluk BPE'89 and John S. Clark
BCom'79 will be married in
September 1992 _ Nick Kimberley
BSc'82, MD'86 is doing general
surgery in Ottawa ._ Anna Krause
BEd'84 moved with husband Jim
and 2 daughters to Kork in
Germany. Anna is employed as an
educator at the Children's Clinic
for Epilepsy while her husband
studies in France ... Alison (Wylie)
Kumashiro BEd'84 has been living
in Japan for the last 6 years. She's
married with a VA year old
daughter and teaches high school
English _ Donna (Brasseur)
Lancaster BCom'84 is working for
Royal Bank Private Banking in
Vancouver as assistant account
manager. She married David
Lancaster in 1987 _ Jordan
Lancaster BA'86, MA'87 received
his PhD in Italian from the U of
Toronto in 1992. He has been
hired by the U of Calgary _ Allison
Langley BCom'86 has a new job as
western Canadian human resources
manager for Ernste Young's
information technology practice _
Mary (Tarn) BCom'85 and Rick
Lam BCom'85 are living in
Vancouver, where Rick is a life
insurance agent with Canada Life
and Mary is a financial analyst with
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They have one daughter, born in
December 1991 _ Paige
(Macdonald) Larson BPE'84 and
Maurice Michaud BSc(PT)'92 have
just bought West Vancouver
Physiotherapy. Paige and her
husband Dave were expecting their
first child in June _ Barbara
(Hollenberg) Lazarow BA'81,
MLS'83 married Warren Lazarow in
1989 in Israel. They live in San
Mateo, California. They have one
child, born last November. Barbara
is a volunteer with Planned
Parenthood and a housewife _
Bennett Lee LLB'83 has joined the
law firm of Boughton Peterson
Yang Anderson. _ Paola (Durando)
Lowcay BA'83, MLS'85 married Kim
Lowcay in May 1989. She is on
leave from her position as head
librarian at the Powell River Public
Library _ Roberta (Knight)
MacDonald BPE'83 is a happily
married full-time homemaker with
two lovely sons. She lives in
Kelowna _ Robert MacPherson
BLA'91  is working for the
Squamish-Lillooet Regional District
_ Cheryl D. Mitchell MA'84,
LLB'87 practices administrative law
in Toronto with the Federal
Department of Justice _ Peter A.
Molnar BASc(ElecEng)'81  is
engaged to marry Patty E. Snell
BA'79 _ Michael Payne
MEng(CivEng)'85 has established
Payne Engineering Geology based
in Victoria _ James G. Pfaus
MA'86, PhD'90 is assistant
professor in the Centre for Studies
in Behavioral Neurobiology,
department of Psychology, at
Concordia. He spent 2 years doing
postdoctoral research in
neurobiology at Rockefeller
University in New York _ Michael
R. Putzke BASc(ChemEng)'86 is
machine room superintendent with
Wildwood, Hinton Division in
Penticton, BC _ Walter Quan
BCom'85 moved to Victoria recently
to join BC's Cultural Services
Branch as the coordinator of arts
awards for individuals. His friends
and family are happy he's found a
"real job" _ Kathleen Reilly
BA(Hons)'86, LLB'89 and Robert
Wood BSc'86 were married in
August 1991. Kathleen is practicing
security law with the Ministry of
the Attorney General in Vancouver.
Robert is a programmer with the
Gemini Group in Vancouver _
Katherine Rolston BA'82 lives in
Gig Harbor, Washington with
husband Colin, and works at home
taking care of their two daughters
_. Lesli Roseberry BA'84 joined the
RCMP in 1986. She is serving as a
police officer in northern Manitoba
_ Tony Ryan BASc(ChemEng)'86
and Lori Marchand BA'85 are
parents of two daughters _ Som
Sen BCom'84 completed his MBA
at Harvard in June 1992. He and
his wife Maya (Liang) Sen
BCom'86 will be moving to
Winston-Salem, North Carolina,
where he has accepted a position
as senior strategic planning
manager for Sara Lee Knit Products
_ Nina Seto MSc'87, PhD'90 was
married to Stephen V. Evans
PhD'86 in Toronto in July 1992 _.
Lorelle (Seal) Sihota BCom'86
married Harb Sihota in November
1991  in Victoria ... Joel Silverman
BSc(Agr)'88 is taking his MBA,
specializing in real estate &
construction management at the U
of Denver _ Mila (Desprez)
Skeeles BA'88 earned an ARCT
piano teacher's classification with
the highest composite marks in
Canada (1991) at the Royal
Academy of Music _ Karen
(Williams)   BA'86 and Daryl
Spencer BSF'87 are living in
Revelstoke. Daryl is a forester for
Western Timber and Karen is a
program administrator for
Okanagan College in Revelstoke ...
Dave Thomas MPE'80 is coaching
the Canadian Sailing Team. He was
working towards the Olympic
Games in Barcelona at the time he
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wrote _ Laura (Parton) Thurnheer
BCom'84 was married in 1988 and
has one son. She is currently an
authorized dealer (self-employed)
with Ramtron Pre-Entry Security.
She was formerly with Esso
Petroleum Canada and Dow
Chemical in Horlen, Switzerland _
Michael Vanchu BCom'83, MBA'87
is marketing manager of the
Industrial Services Division of
Honeywell in Toronto after 3 years
with the company. His articles have
appeared in Marketing News,
Canadian Process Control and LAN
Magazine _. John Van Deursen
BMus'85 has been working in
Taiwan since 1986. He conducted
the Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra
in the National Concert Hall. It was
a special concert for April Fool's
Day! ... David Walkem BSc'80 has
been elected as Chief of the
Cooks' Ferry Indian Band in
Spences Bridge. He also works on
business development for the
Nlaka'pamux Tribal Council. He has
taken a leave of absence from the
Toronto Dominion Bank _ Robert
Watson BEd'86 and Heather
Neumann Daniels BEd'80 were
married in March 1 992 in North
Vancouver. Bob is a counsellor and
Heather the LAC teacher at Carson
Graham Senior Secondary in North
Vancouver ... Kenneth A. Witzke
BASc(ElecEng)'83, MASc'84 recently
earned his professional engineer
designation and is the principal
investigator of acoustic onboard
signal processing at Lockheed
Missiles and Space Company in
Sunnyvale, California _. Bobby
Wong BSc'87 and Janet Ng BSN'87
were married on May 23, 1992.
Bobby graduated from the U of
Toronto Medical School May 1992
and will be doing a rotating
internship in Toronto. Janet works
in critical care nursing ._ Derek R.
Wyborn BCom'85 was admitted
into a partnership with McMurray,
Roberts, Heming & Wyborn. In
1990 he married physiotherapy
student Leanne.
Sean Bradley BLA'91  lives in
Salvador, Brazil, where he works
with a local architect. He reports
that Salvador is similar in size to
Vancouver with some problems
similar to and others very different
from Vancouver's _ Terry Chan
BA'90 has been the evening
announcer at 97 KISS-FM radio
station in Vancouver since September 1991  .- Rhonda Horner BSN'91
is working for the Ministry of
Health in Port Coquitlam as a
public health nurse _. Laurie Monk
BA'90 is in second year law school
at UBC _ Tara Paterson BA'91
moved to Scotland in July 1992.
She is to be married in September
and will honeymoon in BC in
October _ Michelle Read BSc(PT/
RehabMed)'91  is working at a
private physio clinic in Prince
George. She plans to continue with
weekend orthopaedic courses at
UBC _ David Shuen MBA'90,
LLB'90 is a senior consultant in
advanced underwriting with
Metropolitan Life in Ottawa. Still
happily single ... Samuel Tsui
BSc'90 is currently an MSc
candidate at UBC's plant science
department _ Miyo Uchida MA'91
is a Japanese lecturer at UC Davis;
enjoying it but misses UBC very
much _ A. Christian Varela
DipFrenTrans'90 is presently at sea
- thinking __ Lori Yarrow BPE'91  is
attending chiropractic school in
Catherine M. (Brister) BEd'83 and
Ian T. Abercrombie BA'80,
BArch'86: first child, Caitlin Marie,
on October 17, 1991 in North
Vancouver ... Abeda C.K. Banda
MSc'85 and Allinancy: a daughter,
M'thunzi, third child for the couple,
on March 3, 1992 ... Maureen
(Dyson) BSc'80, BArch'85 and
Michael Berris BCom'80: a second
daughter, Jacqueline Marie, on
February 13, 1992 „ Leslie E.
(Ross) BCom'84 and Shawn C.
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Black Phd'90: a daughter,
Madeleine Elizabeth, on February
22. 1992, in Ann Arbor, Michigan
... Joan Eaton BSc'83, DMD'87 and
Nick Kimberley BSc'82, MD'86:
first child, a daughter, Julia Patricia,
on October 18, 1991  ... Maylene
(Cheung) BSN'84 and Dick John
Fong: a second child, a son,
Christopher John on April 8, 1992
... Leanna (Cousins) BSN'86 and
Nigel Harrison BSc'83: a second
son, Simon Quinn Nikoli, on
Christmas Day 1991. A brother for
Zachary ... Kerry Kunzli
BASc(CivEng)'84 and Vicki: third
daughter, Kate, sister to Kelsy and
Aimee ... Lisa (Breckenridge)
BEd'87 and Andrew Kyllo
BASc(MetEng)'86, MASc'89: a
daughter, Rhianna on November
18, 1991. A sister for Keenan ...
Edward Lentz MLS'90 and Sarah
Chandler: their second daughter,
Trista Elspeth, on March 8,  1992 ...
Donna (Kern) BPE'81  and Peter
Loss: a son, Matthew Nathan, on
November 12, 1991. A brother for
Thomas ... Paola (Durando) BA'83,
MLS'85 and Kim Lowcay: a son,
Daniel, in December 1991 ...
Yvonne (Quon) BCom'85 and
Andrew Marr BASc(ChemEng)'85: a
daughter, Briannon Lindsay, on
February 16, 1992 ... Kerri M.
(Reilly) and Scott McBeath
BASc(ElecEng)'78. a son, Kevin
James, on February 6, 1992. A
brother for David Cameron ...
Yvonne (Gamble) BA'87 and
Gordon McKenna BASc(GeoEng)'87:
their first son, Gordon, born in
November 1991 ... Linda (Ho)
BCom'86 and Brian Knight BA'89:
first child, a daughter, Shannon
Elizabeth, on January 6, 1 992 ...
Catherine (Newcombe) BEd'85 and
Grant Miller: second son, Mark lain
Joshua, on March 5, 1992, in
Calgary ... Vaudene (Hankin) BA'89
and J. Craig Moulton BA'81,
LLB'84: baby boy, Drew Bertram,
born January 6, 1992 ... Jennifer
(Nasmith) BASc(Nurs)'83 and
Michael Payne BASc(GeoEng)'82,
MEng(CivEng)'85: a second child,
Stephen ... Nigel F. Nixon BA'49,
BSW'50 and Caixia Zhu: a son,
Nigel Thomas Harcourt Nixon on
December 27, 1991. A step-sister
for Carlis Nixon BA'72 and Robert
... D. Janet (Erasmus) BA'88 and
John Nolli: a son, Layne Stuart, on
November 11, 1991 ... Sharon
(Nagel) Pughe DipDentHyg'86 and
Doug: first child, Kayla Marie, on
September 20, 1991  in White Rock
... Mila (Desprez) BA'88 and Brad
Skeeles BASc(Mng&MinPrEng)'88: a
first child, Jacob Edward Norman,
on February 25, 1992 ... Karen
(Williams) BA'86 and Daryl
Spencer BSF'87: a girl, Cadan Eleri,
on October 19, 1991. A sister for
Catherine Sian ... Kenneth A.
Stephens BA'78, LLB'82 and Vivian
Anne: a daughter, Georgia Caitlin,
on February 22, 1992 in Vancouver
... Jane (Kerr) BEd'80 and Hugh
Tufnail: a son, Robert John, on
February 16, 1992. A brother for
Amanda and Allison ... Geraldine
Ty DMD'84 and Peter Kim BSc'80,
DMD'84: birth of first child,
Jonathan Christopher ... Elene
(Mitropoulos) BSN'86 and Jay
Vanderpas: a daughter, Anneka
Vasiliki, on March 2,  1992 ...
Wanda Watson BCom'81 and Bruce
D. McCarley BCom'81: their first
child, a son, McKenzie Dean Tank
McCarley, on June 6, 1991 ...
Kenneth A. Witzke
BASc(ElecEng)'83 and Amy: Mark
Kenneth, on Easter Sunday, 1992.
Ole Olesen Bakken BCom'46 on
January 30, 1992 in Toronto. While
at UBC, Ole played TBirds basketball, then with the Vancouver
Cloverleafs. He was on the 1948
Olympic team. Ole was circulation
rep for Time, Life and Fortune
magazines in Vancouver, then
became graduate manager of
athletics at UBC for three years. He
later moved to Toronto and
enjoyed many successful years in
the investment field. Ole is
survived by his wife Gloria and
daughter Heather ... F. Howard Bell
BA'24, on March 5, 1992. He had a
long career in fisheries, working for
the Fisheries Research Board of
Canada, the Halibut Commission,
and the Pacific (Sockeye) Salmon
Fisheries Commission of Canada
and the US. From 1930 to 1970 he
was a special lecturer in fisheries
at the U of Washington. He was a
Major   Gencral
Harry   Letson
BSc'19, LLB(Hon)'45
Harry Letson died peacefully in Ottawa
at the age of 96. His was along and illustrious
life. A Vancouver native, he was in the
Canadian Militia from 1910 until 1958. He
served as the Honorary Colonel ofthe British
Columbia Regiment, Duke of Connaught's
Own Rifles, from 1963 until his death. In
World War I he was shot through the hip just
before the Battle of Vimy Ridge. It was an
Injury which had a deep effect on him, both
physically and psychologically.
At the end of his life he was in pain from
that injury, and he would walk around his
home with the aid of a cane. However, In public he would walk unaided,
straight and tall.
While he lay Injured on a cot he heard the doctors say that he wouldn't
survive. But he said to himself, "just you watch." And that was what he
said for the rest of his life. He was honoured with the Belgian Military Cross,
First Class and was twice awarded the United States Legion of Merit, Degree
of Commander.
He was commandant of the Canadian Bisley Team in 1934.
During the Second World War he also served. He was a powerful, behind-
the-scenes player. Afterwards, from 1946 to 1952 he served at Government
House as Secretary to Viscount Alexander of Tunis, then Governor General
of Canada.
During his career he was Canadian Military Attache In Washington, DC
and Adjutant General of the Canadian Army.
Major Letson served as the president of the Alumni Association from
He was predeceased by his wife Sally in 1985. He is survived by brother
Gordon Letson BA'24, BASc(MechEng)'26 and his wife Trudie, by his
stepson the Hon. John L. Nichol QC and his wife Elizabeth, their children,
and numerous other family members.
founding fellow of the American
Institute of Fishery Research
Biologists, as well as a member of
other scientific societies. After
retirement, he wrote and published
The Pacific Halibut, a book used by
the scientific community and lay
people alike. Mr. Bell was well-loved
by family and will be sorely missed
... Donald R. Bell-Irving
BASc(ElecEng)'74 on March 16,
1 992 in Harvard, Massachusetts at
the age of 40 after a long battle
with brain cancer.   He was
manager of the Digital Equipment
Corporation. Donald is survived by
his wife Ellen and daughter Aileen
in Harvard; his parents Hon. H.P.
(Budge) Bell-Irving LLD(Hon)'84
and Nancy (Symes) BA'34; brothers
Hal and Roderick BSc'73; sisters-in-
law Susan and Alison and many
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A*  Tribute
to    Dave    Brousson
Dave Brousson is gone and with him went
a life of service to others. He served his
country in its time of peril. He returned from
the war, married Trix, and served his fellow
^^^^ university students as their president. He
l      j|^pgy^^^H|        went on to serve fellow UBC graduates as
" ^^^^" their alumni president. He served all British
Columbians as a member of our legislative
assembly. He served our educational institutions even to his last day as a member
of the Board of Governors of the University
of Victoria.
Our British Columbia legislature is a place
where the cut and thrust of debate is not
always sophisticated. Praise and respect are
limited commodities. Only a few of those who serve win universal acclaim
from all sides of the house, especially from the fourth estate. Dave was
a deserving member of the select group.
He was unquestionably a leader. He was a strong environmentalist in
the days when many in government were still looking up the word in the
dictionary. I hope if a park is ever made in the Skagit Valley, it will named
the David Brousson Park. It will always be that way to me.
When a dear friend passes on, we begin to treasure memories past.
We know there will be no more, and those we have must last our own
lifetime. Each of us will hold tightly to those personal memories of Dave,
but there is much we share in common.
We enjoyed him as a cheerful companion. We trusted him as a loyal
friend. We admired him as a strong leader. We respected him as a gentleman
of character. We were privileged to know him well, and we are better for
There are no rewards in life greater that those which come from watching
a family grow and prosper. Dave deserved the rich reward his family gave
him. We here today feel for Trix, the children and grandchildren because
of their heavy burden of loss. But they can take heart from knowing how
much they gave to Dave.
Dave was invariably upbeat, positive and cheerful. Mourning was not
part of his nature. And so we should celebrate his accomplishments, perhaps
in this simple way:
Well done, Dave!
by Pat McGeer BA'48, MD'58
other family members ... Ronald W.
Buchanan BCom'57, on April 3,
1992 at age 57 after a lengthy
illness. Upon graduation Ron
worked for CCE in Toronto and
Montreal. He later became accounting manager at Prince George Pulp
and he there completed his CGA
designation. In 1974 he established
a public accounting practice at 100
Mile House. He moved to Vancouver in 1987. He is survived by his
wife Jean and daughter Denise ...
Margaret Amelia Campbell BA'47,
BASc(Nurs)'48, professor emerita in
nursing ... Gertrude Helen
Cotterall BEd'64, on February 20,
1992 at age 99. Born in the US,
Mrs. Cotterall moved to Vancouver
in 1924. In 1986 she received the
Vancouver Distinguished Pioneer
Award. She composed a ballet
symphony entitled You and I,
performed by the Vancouver
Philharmonic Symphony in 1987.
She is survived by her daughter
Gertrude, a son Charles (Barbara),
11  grandchildren and 1 5 greatgrandchildren ... Geoffrey Coope
BA'22 on February 29, 1992 at age
90. Dr. Coope was born in England
but grew up in Vancouver. After
UBC, he earned 2 master's degrees,
one at UC Berkeley and the other
at the University of Birmingham. He
taught at Oregon State College, the
U of Idaho, Jackson College and
Hawaii Pacific College. His work
and interests took him around the
world. He is survived by his wife,
Dr. Evelyn Seedorf Coope and his
sister, Margaret Coope ... Terence
(Terry) Crowley BA'32 on March
23, 1992, at the age of 90. Terry
taught at many places in BC during
his career, finishing at Abbotsford
Senior Secondary in 1967. He had
many happy years of retirement in
White Rock. He is survived by his
wife Dorothy; daughters Barbara-
Anne Luscombe (Richard), Kathleen
(Crowley) Sandstrom BEd'68, son
Eric Sandstrom BEd'65 and 5
grandchildren ... John Fisher Currie
BA'49, MA'51, on February 26,
1992 in Honolulu. A Vancouver
native, Jack's UBC education started
in 1939 but was interrupted by
WWII. He served in Britain and
Italy. After the war, he took his
degrees in bacteriology and
preventative medicine, with post
grad work at Queen's. He worked
with the Defence Research Board,
first in Ottawa and then at Suffield,
Alberta. He retired in 1980 as
director of research. He leaves his
wife Jess in Medicine Hat, two
daughters and one son, seven
grandsons and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his
brother, Robert H. Currie BASc'46
... Frank E. Gamble, professor
emeritus ... Dorothy R. Geoghegan
BA'19, on April 12, 1992 at age
96. Dorothy came to BC from
England in 1912. In 1921  she
founded, with Norah Denny, the
Queen Margaret's School for girls
and junior boys. They remained as
co-heads until their retirement in
1963. She was a dedicated teacher
with a strong interest in music. She
was active in the Girl Guide
movement and was the first female
churchwarden at St. Mary's
Anglican Church in the Cowichan
Valley. In 1963 she received the
Freedom of the City of Duncan for
her many years of service to the
community. She and Miss Denny
were the first to receive this
honour ... Robert Gibson LLB'60,
on November 29, 1991 ... Eleanor
Louise Goetting BA'58, on
February 24, 1992. She lived in
Salmon Arm since 1961. She will
be missed by her loving husband,
Leo; her daughter Lynn; and her
mother, Eleanor MacLean. Louise
was predeceased by her second
daughter, Marcia in 1965 ... Betty
Grzybowski-Poland, professor
emerita, died on May 17, 1992. Dr.
Grzybowski-Poland is survived by
her husband, Dr. Stefan
Grzybowski, professor emeritus in
medicine at UBC ... Gordon Hilker
BCom'34, on April 28, 1991  ...
Helen (MacGill) Hughes BA'25, on
April 29, 1992 in Baltimore ...
Owen L Hughes BASc(GeolEng)'50
on May 17, 1992 in Calgary, aged
67. He was a lieutenant in the
Royal Canadian Navy in WWII. After
graduation, he went to the U of
Kansas for his PhD. He worked
with the Geological Survey of
Canada, in Ottawa and then in
Calgary, and was devoted primarily
to the Quaternary geology of the
Yukon. He was an avid sportsman,
and was interested in farming and
agriculture. He is survived by many
family members. He was predeceased by his wife Joyce and by his
son Rhys ... James A. Inkster
BA'35, LLD(Hon)'85, on July 17,
1 992 in North Vancouver. He was
born in 1913 in Saskatchewan. He
was teacher and principal of West
Vancouver High School until 1962.
He was principal at Carson Graham
School until he became the director
of instruction for the North Van
district. He is survived by his wife,
May; son and daughter-in-law;
brothers Cameron and Don as well
as a large extended family ...
Florence A. Innes BASc(Nurs)'26 ...
Marvin O. Kullander
BASc(ForEng)'43, on October 9,
1991  ... Hugh Graham Ladner QC,
LLB'64 on February 18, 1992 in
Hawaii, by drowning. Hugh was a
prominent lawyer and labour
arbitrator in BC and the member of
a pioneering family in the province.
He ran as a conservative in the
1972 provincial election. Fellow
arbitrator Steve Kelleher said that
"Ladner built a reputation for
fairness with labour groups and his
fellow lawyers." He was Queen's
Council and a member of the BC
Law Society. He is survived by his
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wife Sharon; his children, Susan,
Theresa, Eric and Edward and their
mother Valerie Grant BEd'71; his
sisters Roslyn Burnett, Clari Hawes
and Joan Flander and his mother,
Mary Ladner ... William Linzey
BSA'36 ... Professor Emeritus John
McGechaen BA'38, MA'47, on May
16, 1992.    He began teaching in a
one-room school in Richmond. He
taught elementary and secondary
school in the Vancouver area
before joining the Normal School in
1950. He joined the UBC faculty in
1956 when the Normal School
became part of UBC's faculty of
Education. He was chairman of the
English education division of the
faculty until his retirement in 1976.
He co-authored a number of books
on language development and
teaching methods which were used
in Canadian schools for many
years. In 1975 he was co-recipient
of the UBC Master Teacher Award.
He will be sadly missed by his son,
Sandy Green BA'70, MA'71,
EdD'76; daughter Ann Rittinger
BEd'76; family members, friends
and former students ... Donald
McKechnie BASc(MinEng)'20, on
February 16, 1992. He spent the
45 years after graduating exploring
the world as a mining engineer. He
journeyed by dog-sled from Alaska
to Hudson's Bay and took journeys
to Africa, South America and
Jamaica. He is survived by his wife
Catherine Cowan; daughter, Barbara
Nesterenko; son Douglas Cameron
McKechnie and his grandchildren ...
Allan Douglas McKenzie, professor
emeritus in medicine, on April 13,
1992, in Vancouver. Dr. McKenzie
died with his wife June and sons,
Michael and Paul, at his side after
a gallant struggle with Parkinson's
Disease. He was professor and
chairman of the department of
Surgery at UBC from 1959 until
1965. He was awarded the Military
Cross while serving overseas in
WWII ... Grant MacKinnon
BArch'51, on March 29, 1992, of
intestinal cancer ... J. Beattie
MacLean BA(Hons)'28, on September 23, 1992 in Tofino, where he
had retired to live with his
daughter. Dr. McLean earned his
MA (English) and PhD (German)
from the U of Washington. He
taught English at John Oliver High
Mamie   (Moloney)    Boccs
Mamie Moloney Boggs, journalist, women's rights activist and trade unionist, died
at the age of 83 on July 10, 1992.
Mamie immigrated to Canada from Ireland in 1913. She went directly from UBC
to the Vancouver Sun, eventually becoming
a columnist. She wrote about "family life,
children, politics, schools, books, dogs and
philosophy." That column ran for 44 years
until her retirement in 1974.
Mamie was active in the NewspaperGuild,
the PTA, community organizations and
environmental and anti-poverty groups.
In 1989 she became involved in controversy when she supported the right of Chantal
Daigle to obtain an abortion. She wrote about how she had had four
abortions in the 1930s because contraceptive methods were unreliable
and she and her husband were so poor that they could not support a family.
She felt very strongly that women should not have to go through what
she did, that society should not return to those times of "backroom
She is survived by her husband Ted Boggs BA'29, who said of her,
"Even after 61 years of marriage, she fascinated me with her genius, her
words, her thoughts." She also leaves behind their two sons, John and
Ted, Jr.
Mary   (Quan)    Lee
Mary Lee died on October 11, 1991 after a brief
battle with cancer. Mary was the first of four Quan
children who attended UBC, and the first of three who
would win entrance scholarships. While at UBC, she
achieved an outstanding academic record. She won
university scholarships in arts and science in her first
and second years, and she graduated with first class
honours, winning the University Graduate Scholarship.
She was active in student organizations: secretary-
treasurer ofthe Letters Club, president ofthe Chinese Students' Club, vice
president of Delta Sigma Pi and a member of Phrateres. She earned her
MA in comparative literature at Columbia University. In 1947 she married
Frank Lee. They had 3 children. The family lived in Halifax, Montreal and
finally in southern California. She instilled her love for education in her
3 children, who obtained degrees from MIT, UCLA, the U of Chicago, Yale,
Princeton and Oxford. She is survived by her husband Frank; sons David
and Ron and daughter Carol, brothers Allan and Joe Lee BCom'55 and
Dick Lee BASc(MechEng)'49. The family has established the Mary Quan
Lee Memorial Scholarship in English, to be awarded to the UBC third-year-
student in the department of English with the highest academic rank.
Scholarship donations in her memory may be forwarded to the UBC Development Office.
School and later became assistant
professor of German at Rice
Institute in Houston. He was
granted a Rice Institute fellowship
for the Ford Foundation at
Innsbruck, 1953-4. In 1956 he
joined the faculty of UVic and
became head of Germanic Languages. He retired in 1973.
During WWII he served in the
RCAF, at first in air crew selection
and later in Canada and overseas
as a counsellor for the rehabilitation of servicemen. Dr. MacLean
married in 1943. He is survived by
his two daughters and a son ...
William B. Moffat
BASc(MechEng)'34, in February
1 992 ... Gavin Harrison Mouat
BSc(Agr)'39, on February 15, 1992.
Mr. Mouat was well known
throughout the feed industry in the
Fraser Valley, where he worked
until his retirement in 1981. He is
survived by his wife Lillian; sons,
Peter and Gerald, and their
families; sisters, Olivia Mouat
BA'29 and Robena Wrotnowski
BA'33, BASc(Nurs)'38 and a
brother, Tom BASc(MechEng)'34 ...
Walter Allan Murray
BASc(MechEng)'31, on March 15,
1 992, of cancer ... Lisa-Jane
Neville BSW'89 on February 22,
1992, losing twin babies along with
her own life ... Thomas Tohru
Ogawa BASc(ForEng)'29, on
December 23, 1991  ... Robert
Hetherington Parkinson BA'41,
DipSocWork'42, on July 2, 1991  in
Victoria. "Parky" served in the Royal
Canadian Service Corps in Italy and
Holland. He worked with the
Department of National Health and
Welfare in Regina and Ottawa,
where he was the national director
of family allowances and old age
security. Mr. Parkinson's interests
were his family, his friends and
fishing. He is survived by his wife
Dorothy (McCully) Parkinson
BA'41; son Mace; daughter
Suzanne; his grandchildren and
many other family members ...
Kenneth E. Patrick BASc(CivEng)'36
on March 18, 1992. Mr. Patrick was
a former commissioner of the
Greater Vancouver Water, Sewerage
and Drainage Districts. He will be
missed by his wife Christina, and
his 3 children and 7 grandchildren
... Frederick G. Pearce
BASc(MinEng)'40, on January 5,
1992. Fred joined Sherrit Gordon
Mines as a mine surveyor and
development engineer. From 1941-
45 he was with Boeing Canada, and
became chief tool design engineer.
He moved to Vancouver Engineering Works as chief draughtsman.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall 1992
George    Henry    Reifel
1922 - 1992
George Henry Reifel passed away suddenly at his Palm Desert, California home on
March 7, 1992 at 69 years of age.
As a student, he was very active in sports
and music, especially jazz.
He was also very active with the Phi
Gamma Delta fraternity and was stationed
at the COTC at UBC.
During the early stages of WWII, the
German takeover of sugar beet-producing
countries caused shortages and rationing of
sugar in Canada and the United States. George
H. Reifel volunteered to help ease the situation by growing sugar beets for seed on
Westham Island, where soil and climate conditions were ideal. The 500-
acre experiment was the largest of its kind in Canada and successfully
supplied one-third of the country's seed demand. The sugar beet seed
project formed the subject of his thesis.
In 1946, a group of Alberta businessmen sought out his father, George
C. Reifel, to help build a distillery in Calgary. George H. Reifel was Instrumental in the building and setting up of the distillery which was fully
operational by 1949. He retired as chair of Alberta Distillers Ltd. in 1977.
An avid sportsman and conservationist, George H. Reifel provided
acreage on his Westham island farm to the fledgling British Columbia
Waterfowl Refuge in memory of his father and immediate family. The land
was leased to the BCWR for $1.00 per year for 30 years.
in 1966, additional land owned by Mr. Reifel was set aside and protected
under the terms of the BCWR lease.
In 1973, he gave a portion ofthe family homestead and its adjoining
farmlands, including his interest in all ofthe property leased to the BCWR,
to the government of Canada on two conditions: the property had to remain
a waterfowl refuge in perpetuity and it would always carry his father's name.
Today, the Reifel family home, built in 1929, is occupied by the Pacific
& Yukon regional offices ofthe Canadian Wildlife Service, and the surrounding farmlands have become part ofthe Alaksen National Wildlife Area. With
his generous gift to the Crown, he shared his passion for migratory waterfowl
with future generations.
He will be missed by his wife of 43 years, Norma, children George
BCom'74, Randy, Barney BCom'78andTracyand many otherfamily members.
He was active in the 43rd AA
Regiment of the RCA from 1 942-
47. In 1947 he registered with the
APEBC as a mechanical engineer.
His final employment was with
Dilworthe, Secord, Meagher and
Associates Limited, which he joined
in 1967 and retired from in 1972.
Fred was active in both professional organizations and in his
community. He served 6 years on
the APEBC Council, and chaired the
BC Section of the Canadian
Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
in 1967. He was a Camp 5 warden
of the "Ritual of the Calling of an
Engineer" for 25 years. He was a
life member of the Vancouver Club.
He is survived by his wife of 49
years Mona; sons Ken and David;
sister Margery Rae and four
grandchildren ... Rex Francis
Pearce BA'37, BASc(ChemEng)'38
on February 16, 1992 age 75 in
Metchosin, BC. Rex retired in 1982
after a professional engineering
career in mining and metallurgy.
He spent 20 years with Sherritt
Gordon, marketing the Sherritt Mint
coins and blanks. He was predeceased by his first wife Madeline in
1966. He is survived by his loving
wife Jean; two sons, John and
Geoff; two grandsons; brother Peter
and sister Elizabeth ... Arthur H.
Phillips BSc'33, MSA'52 on
February 1 8, 1 992 ... James M.
Reid BASc(ElecEng)'51  on August
27, 1991. Jim retired in 1989 after
30 years with Pirelli Cables. He is
survived by his wife Barbara
(Godfrey) BA'44; sons Peter and
Douglas BSc'83 ... William Simon
Rodenchuk BASc(MetEng)'62 on
September 10, 1991  in Montreal.
He was president of the Engineering Undergraduate Society in his
final year at UBC. After graduation
he worked for Alcan at Arvida,
Quebec. For the past 23 years he
was with Drummond Welding and
Steel Works in Montreal, becoming
their chief project engineer. He is
survived by his wife, three children
and his sister Eugenia
(Rodenchuk) Webb BA'48 ... Grant
T. Robinson BSF'48 ... David Scott
PhD'56 on March 23, 1992 ...
William Hugh Scott BA'68, MLS'78
on April 22, 1992 at age 46. Gill
was a founding member of the
Hope Little Theatre and was a
member of the Hope Outdoors
Club, the Lions Club, the Hope
Teachers' Association and the BC
Teacher-Librarians' Association. He
is survived by his wife Ann; parents
Albert and Ella May; mother-in-law
Dorothy Edward; his brother Bob
and his sister Diane ... B.
Constance Sherlock BA'23 on
January 27, 1992 at the age of 88.
Mrs. Sherlock was one of the
original Great Trekkers. She was
predeceased by her husband Lind
and is survived by her daughter
Delia Payne; her son Douglas
Sherlock BA'51  (Leona); 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren
... Carolyn (Dobie) Smith BPE'90
on July 18, 1992. Carolyn and her
husband were kayaking near
Vancouver Island, when a power
boat hit Carolyn's kayak, knocking
her unconscious into the water.
Carolyn is survived by her husband
Ken and her parents, Dan and
Daphne Dobie. She will be fondly
remembered for her enthusiasm for
life ... Charles Daniel (Dan) Taper
BSc'47, MSc'48 on January 10,
1992 in Halifax, NS. During WWII
he served overseas with the
Canadian Army in the First
Canadian Survey Regiment. He
received his PhD (in plant physiology) from the U of Manitoba. He
was a member of the faculty of
MacDonald College of McGill
University from 1951-81 and served
as chairman of the department of
Horticulture for several years. After
he retired in 1983, he moved to
Halifax. He is survived by his wife
Jeanette and daughters Anne and
Janette ... John Allan Todd BA'91
on February 18, 1991  at the age of
23, in Sydney, Australia, of
drowning. John was active in
Kamloops community orchestras
and bands and was an accomplished trumpet player. He also
played in the orchestra for the
summer production of Westside
Story at Malkin Bowl. At UBC, John
played intramural sports: soccer,
rugger and hockey. He coordinated
the intramural hockey program. He
set off last October with a close
friend to "see the world." John
touched many during his short life,
and he will be remembered by his
parents, Barry and Kathy; his
sisters, Karen, Amy and Laura;
grandparents Don and Helvi
Johnson and Jim and Edith Todd,
as well as many other family
members and friends ... John R.
Warner BA'59 on March 6, 1992.
Mr. Warner was a teacher and a
principal in Vancouver, Merritt and
Kelowna. He is survived by his wife
Betty and 5 children ... Dorothy
Marion Washington BA'26 on July
7, 1992. Dorothy was one of the
original Great Trekkers. She taught
English at West Point Grey Jr. High
School for 20 years after receiving
her teaching certificate in 1927.
She earned a BA in speech
pathology in Kalamazoo, Michigan
and an MA from Northwestern
University in Chicago. Upon her
return to Vancouver, she worked
with children with speech and
hearing problems. In 1962 she
became a speech professor at UBC
She retired in 1972. She enjoyed
the theatre, opera and the
symphony ... Boleslaw Paul
and professor emeritus at UBC on
May 19, 1992 at home in Vancouver. He was born in Chrzanow,
Poland in 1912 and emigrated to
Canada during the war years. He
was professor of structural
engineering at UBC's School of
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Architecture for 34 years. Dr.
Wisnicki was an avid mountaineer.
He is survived by his life companion Catherine; daughters Nina and
Julia; son Michael; his grandchildren; 3 sisters and one brother.
And his dog Alfie ... Harold
Woodward BA'41  on May 19, 1991
... Ewart Woolliams BA'2 5 on
January 30, 1992 at the age of 90.
He graduated with honours in
botany and biology. One of the
original Great Trekkers, he was one
of the last graduates from the
Fairview shacks. He received an MA
from the U of Idaho and also did
graduate work in plant pathology
at the U of Toronto. He moved to
Summerland in 1925 to work at
the Dominion Experimental Station,
from which he retired in 1 966. He
developed tomato varieties
resistant to the plant virus known
as verticilium wilt, and developed
an effective process for inspecting
and certifying seeds for use in
Canada and for export. He was a
recognized authority on the native
plants of the BC interior. He was
president of the local UBC Alumni
Association branch and was active
in the Summerland School Board,
the South Okanagan Naturalist's
Society and other organizations. He
was predeceased by his wife Doris
(Baynes) BA'26, also a Great
Trekker. He will be missed by his
three children: Jane Woolliams
BHE'56, Neil Woolliams BCom'61
and David Woolliams BA'65
(Maureen Horton BHE'65), his
nephew John Woolliams
BSc(Agr)'63 and his 9 grandchildren.
Sorry, no acrostic for this issue.
#5 Solution:  'We contributors to
this book feel sure that some of
our readers can develop effective
ways of encouraging peace-
minded people to seek nomination for office and of forcing
declared candidates to state their
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Winners: Cordon Bradshaw,
Monica O'Brien, Vancouver; David
Oswald, Nelson; Ellen Ellis, Ft. St.
John; Norman Camerman,
Toronto; Rona Larsen, Calgary.
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A  delightful
journey through 75 years of alumni
history, filled with UBC stories and people. You'll see footage from the early
days and photos of dances, reunions, annual meetings and events around
the world. You may even see yourself in this video!
Total Enclosed
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Enclosed is:
Card #
□ cheque
□ money order
Expiry date
□ M/Card
Please make cheque or money order payable to the UBC
Alumni Association. Clip coupon and mail to: The UBC
Alumni Association, 6251 Cecil Green Park Road,
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1. Vancouver (Kerrisdale)
2307 West 41st Avenue
Vancouver (Broadway)
999 West Broadway at Oak
Pine Tree Village,
56-2991 Lougheed Highway
Scott 72 Centre,
7325-120th Street
New Westminster
Alderbridge Place,
127-4940 No.3 Road
West Vancouver
Park Royal Shopping Centre,
908 South Mall
Southgate Shopping Centre,
45905 Yale Road West
308-6339 200th St.
33310 South Fraser Way
Woodgrove Centre,
264-6631 Island Highway N.
Victoria (Pandora at Cook)
1075 Pandora Avenue
Victoria (Broadmead)
Broadmead Village Shopping Ctr.
305-777 Royal Oak Dr.
Thompson Park Mall,
16-450 Lansdowne Street
Burtch Plaza,
18-1470 Harvey Avenue
596 Baker Street
512 Main Street
Prince George
492 Victoria Street
Vernon Square,
520-4400 32nd Street
Which card
should you be
dob Code 273
Mrs Pat Smith
May 1 1993
Member Since
273PLUS-01234566-01  MAY 1 1993
Pat Smith
273-PLRV-01234567-01     May   1   1993
Pat   Smith
4567 Canada way
Choose the card that's right for you!
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CAA Plus RV membership, visit your local Service Centre today!
S...or call us at 268-5555 (Lower Mainland) or toll-free 1-800-663-1956.


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