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SETTING HIGHER STANDARDS. CONTWIALLY. Editor
Chris Petty, MFA'86
Assistant Editor
Dale Fuller
Contributors
janis Connolly BA'73
Sarah Dench
Jo Hinchliffe BA'74
Zoe Landale MFA'95
Jennifer Papke BSc'95
Don Wells BA'89
Board of Directors
Elected Members
President
Tricia Smith,
BA'80, LLB'85
Past President
Al Poettcker.
BCom'69
Sr. Vice President
Haig Farris,
BA'60
Treosurer
Dana Merritt,
BCom'88
Members-or-Large '95 -'97
Don McConachie, BSA'63. MBA'65
Don Wells, BA'89
Grace Wong, BEd'74, MBA'83
Members-at-Large '96 - '98
Gregory Clark, BCom'86. LLB'89
Jean Forrest, BPE'83
Thomas Hobley, MBA'83
Executive Director
Agnes Papke. BSc(Agr)'66
Editorial Committee
Chair
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Members
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Dale Fuller
Paula Martin
Chris Petty, MFA'86
Sue Watts. MF7S,PhD'8l
Don Wells, BA'89
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Volume 50 • Number 3 • Fall, 1996
All the Alumni Association News That Fits ...
Reports from branches, divisions and reunions from all over, Homecoming
announcements, upcoming events, the Mentor Program, Pharmacy's 50 years, a
new speakers' series and murder most foul.
News Features ...
75 years of Women's Studies and Women's programs; UBC's
Olympians; a look at the great food from UBC Catering Service;
and tough times getting a branch started in Taipei.
3
7
2nd Annual Alumni Achievement and Sports Hall of Fame Dinner
Last year's event was a smash hit, and this year's will be, too. Charlotte
Warren gets a double shot: an Alumni Association award and induction
into the UBC Sports Hall of Fame.
The Jade Peony
Grandmama's tales of her juggler and her affinity for collecting
magical junk shape the life of a little Chinese boy in Vancouver's
Chinatown. A short storv.
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Alumni News
Tricia Smith's Column
David Strangway's Column
Faculty News
Class Acts
Acrostic
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Visit our Web page
http://www.alumni.ubc.ca
Cover
Wayson Choy BA'63 won a short-story contest in
The Chronicle in 1979. In 1996, Douglas &
Mclntyre published his first novel, The Jade
Peony, based on then story. The novel has
become a Canadian bestseller. We reprint the
original story here os o way of saying
congratulations to Mr. Choy, and to give our
readers a treat
The UBC Alumni Chronicle is published 3 times annually by the UBC Alumni
Association, 6251 Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver, B.C., V6T IZI.lt is
distributed free to all graduates of UBC. Member, Council for the Advancement ond
Support of Education, and the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education. The Olympics and Education
T
1 his July I had the privilege of
attending the Olympics in
Atlanta as an official with
the International Rowing Federation.
It was wonderful to be part of the
successful games for Canada.The
experience brought back some great
memories, affirming the best of what
the Olympic Games represent
In spite of the transportation difficulties (a highlight was when the British
women's rowing team commandeered a bus to take them to their
venue), the level of competition was
spectacular. My congratulations to our
athletes, coaches and officials—you
made us all proud.
The Olympics are an awe-inspiring stage for the physical demonstration
of our human potential. The athletes gave a 100% effort backed by years of
commitment to achieving the very best performance possible. In sport (as in all
aspects of life), there will always be individuals who will succeed in spite of little
support and seemingly insurmountable obstacles. But our greatest success
came from teams and individuals who developed their skills through organized,
long-term sports programs.The strength of the Canadian sport system is that
it is flexible enough to accommodate athletes and coaches from both ends of
the spectrum.
It's tme that the Olympics tjoday have been highV commercialized, but that
isn't the point of all the training, dedication and determination. It's the personal
achievement, the pushing of the envelope, the thrill and the satisfaction in the process, the tremendous feeling of doing the very best you can do. It is reaching your
potential in an environment of respect and common purpose.And it is fun.
In the modern approach to education we overlook these essential aspects of our human experience. In spite of the fact that many individuals will
succeed regardless of the odds, a long term strategy of support for education
is important for our society.The goal of education isn't just commercial success. It is the benefits gained when people are allowed to push their own personal envelopes, to explore their own potential.
UBC has produced thousands of grads whose accomplishments are Olympian in the arts, sciences, humanities and athletics. In November, at the 2nd
Annual Alumni Achievement and Sports Hall of Fame Dinner, the Association
and the department of Athletics will honour some of these grads.
Two outstanding alumni will be on hand to add to the celebration. Allan
Fotheringham will bring his humour and keen sense of observation to the task
of MC, white Rick Hansen will be our keynote speaker.The 10th anniversary of
the Man in Motion tour in 1997 will celebrate the legacy ofthe tour. Rick's
newest dream is the creation of the Rick Hansen Centre at UBC.
And be sure to note the new UBC Downtown speakers' series, starting
on October 15 withStantey Coren, author and expert on sleep deprivation.
Details on page II.
Finally, I would like to note the passing of one of the Association's Past
Presidents, Lyle Stevenson. Lyle served the Association during a challenging
time in our history, and is fondly remembered. Our deepest sympathies go out
to Lyle's family.
Tricia Smith BA'80, LLB'85, President
1996
Business Agenda
UBC Alumni
1. Call to order.
Association
2. Acceptance of the 1995
AGM
minutes.
3. Treasurer's report.
October 17, 1996
4. Returning Officer's report.
6:30 — Reception
5. UBC Administration
7:00—AGM
remarks.
Cecil Green Park
6. Past President's remarks.
Call 822-9565
7. President's remarks.
for more information
8. Adjournment.
Branches
We organize UBC branch events
around the world. For more info
about a branch in your area,
contact branches coordinator at
<dmcleod@unixg.ubc.ca> or,
toll free: 1-800-883-3088.
Phone direct: (604) 822-8918.
Or call the rep in your area's
listing. Remember to watch our
WEB page lor up-to-date details
about events in your area.
CANADA
Calgary: Thirty-one alumni
joined President Strangway and
outgoing branch rep Alice
Daszkowski at a luncheon on
July 4th. Celebrate Homecoming at the Barley Mill at Eau
Claire Oct. 17 at 5:30. Call
Kimberly Haskell  at 283-1204
or <khaskell acs.ucalgary.ca>.
Ottawa: Alumni/gov't reception
with David Strangway and a keynote speaker, 5-7 I'M, November
21, 1996, Chateau Laurier. Contact Carole Joling BA'67, BIS'69
at 236-6163, ext.2580 or
<cjoling@idrc.ca>.
Toronto: Recent events included
a pub night at the Madison on
July 22nd and a golf tournament
on August 18th.
On Oct. 17 celebrate Homecoming with an informal recep
tion to toast Dr. Bob McGavin
BPE'65, a recipient ofthe Alumni
Association's 1996 Award of Distinction.
Commerce alumni in Toronto
are organizing a lecture series for
the fall. Call Margaret
MacDonald, 486-7369.
For more info on the following
events, call Ann Richards BA'78,
594-8664 or Marian lttelycky
BSc'86, 255-8521: Symphony
Night on Nov. 13 and Art Gallery
of Ontario, tour and reception.
Stay tuned in the new year for
a theatre night. For more info,
call Mati Szeszkowski at 955-
4297.
UNITED STATES
Chicago/Milwaukee: 1 his new
branch will be launched on September 22nd with a BBQ. Call
Jay Phipps at 414 681-2078,
<jaylphipps(«'aol.com >.
Seattle: A party is planned for
December 12th. Contact Joan
Whiley at 206 522-5416,
<jwhiley@u. Washington.edu >.
San Francisco: On July 14th,
alumni met with President
Strangway for brunch at One
Market Restaurant. Call Kent
Westerberg BA'84, LLB'87, 408
287-2411.
Continued on page 6
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Fall, 1996 NEWS
Creating an Endowment Heritage
In Memoriam
Lyle Stevenson 1948 ~ 1996
The Alumni Association was
saddened to learn ofthe sudden passing ol Lyle Stevenson,
BASc(ElecFng)'72, MSc(BusAdmin)'75
in June ofthis vear. He served as president ofthe Association in 1987-88.
l.yle was a partner in Mandate
Mortgage since 1980. He also served as
chair of the University Endowment
Lands Ratepayers Association.
He served his term as Alumni president during a difficult period in the
Association's history. As a prelude to the
university's World of Opportunity campaign, the responsibility for university fundraising was transferred to the new development office,
which some members saw as an abrogation ofthe Association's traditional function. Lyle steered the Association through this period with
style and grace.
Deborah Apps, Associate Executive Director during this time,
said, "Lyle was always a gentleman and loval to both the university and
the Association. He tried hard to bring the two sides together."
John Diggens, who served as Lyle's Sr. Vice President, said "Lyle
wanted the Association to operate at the highest level. I have very
fond memories of working with him."
Atlanta '96: Alumni president Tricia Smith and Bob Hindmarch.VP of
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Special thanks to Atlanta alumni Mike
Kilgallon BASc'73, MBA'74 & Harold Cunliffe, BASc'73 for their support.
Our grads in Atlanta are now keen to start an alumni branch. Contact I
800 883-3088 for info. For more on Atlanta, see pages 10 and 14.
Can You Believe It!??!
The first thing they tell you at journalism camp is to make sure you spell the
names right! Well, we should have
gone. In the last issue we got these two
men's names wrong in our caption under the new Board. That's Gerry Pod-
ersky-Cannon on the left, and Chuck
Slonecker on the right. Jean Forrest
looks accusingly at the photographer.
The university is currently
working with the Greater
Vancouver Regional District to develop an Official Community Plan (OCP) for the UBC
campus. Our aim is to develop
market housing for a portion of
these lands in order to generate
endowment funding for university
programs and to diversify the university neighbourhood.This will
create a unique and vibrant community, consistent with the
GVRD's Livable Regions Strategy.
Endowments are playing a
crucial role in our development as
a world class university.As a public institution, UBC's core funding will always be provided by government
grants and tuition. Endowments, which are simply investments from which
we draw interest, generate funds for new programs and scholarships that
traditional funding will not cover. Our Occupational Hygiene program and
the School of Journalism are two examples of new initiatives made possible through such endowments.Without the flexibility these funds allow
the university, we would not be able to meet demand as it develops, support students in need or create new opportunities.
Some ofthe land owned by the university is already being used to
generate endowments.An area ofthe south campus known as Hampton
Place has been used in this manner. When that development is complete, it
will generate an endowment of more than $85 million. Future housing
development on campus will also be on a lease-hold basis, which means
that our land asset becomes an endowment asset and will generating
funds for UBC in perpetuity.
We are also working to bring more diversity to the university.The
greatest universities in the world are an integral part of their communities.
UC Berkeley, Columbia in New York and the Sorbonne in Paris, as only
three examples, have helped create the identity of their cities.This university is playing as big a role in definingVancouver.
UBC covers some 1,000 acres, less than half of which is taken up by
the campus core. Anyone who has had to walk from the Buchanan Tower
to the H.R. MacMillan Building in a hurry knows that the campus can't
spread out much more.This is why, when you visit UBC, you will see so
much construction going on in the middle ofthe campus. Our campus
core will expand, and that expansion is taking the form of infill.
Non-academic development in the south campus area will add a dimension of diversity we don't have. If our campus is to become a neighbourhood, then we need a good variety of neighbours and services.
Our challenge is to create a unique living area while maintaining the
character of the existing community. We have already begun to address
the problem of traffic (UBC's net traffic flow has been reduced over the
past few years), and we view the issue of environmental integrity as a high
priority.The OCP process helps us and other members ofthe community
work together to make a stronger university and a dynamic city.
We invite your comments and participation in this process.
David Strangway, President, UBC
UBC Aiumni Chronicle, Fall, 1996 NEWS ~ BRANCHES ~ REUNIONS ~ DIVISIONS
Thunderbird
Athletics in
Your Town!	
It might not bey
the Olympics
but the entertainment's just
as good and it's a lot cheaper. Why
not bring your family and show
alumni support for UBC's student
athletic teams. Cheer on the
Thunderbirds when they come to
YOUR town! (Note: Check times
with your local host university.)
University of Calgary
Volleyball (W) Oct. 18-19
Basketball (M) Nov. 15, Nov. 16
Basketball (W) Nov. 15, Nov. 16
Hockey (M) Jan. 24-25
University of Alberta
Football (M)
Oct. 12
Volleyball (M)
Oct. 18-19
Hockey (M)
Oct. 25-26
Basketball (M)
Nov. 7-9
Volleyball (M)
Feb. 7/8
Volleyball (W)
Feb. 7
Basketball (W/M)
Feb. 14-15
University of Manitoba
Football (M) Nov. 2
Volleyball (W) Nov. 1/3, Nov. 8/9
Volleyball (M Nov. 8/9
Hockey (M) Feb. 14/15
Basketball (W) Nov. 8/10
University of Saskatchewan
Hockey (M)
Basketball (W/M)
Volleyball (W)
Volleyball (M)
Nov. 8/9
Nov. 29/30
Jan. 10/11
Jan. 10/11
University ofVictoria
Volleyball (W) Oct. 26/27
Volleyball (W/M)        Nov. 22/23
Basketball (W/M)    Jan. 3 I /Feb. I
University of Lethbridge
Hockey (M) Jan. 10/1 I
Basketball (M) Jan. 17/18
INTERNAIIONAL
AsiaTour: President David
Strangway and a delegation of
UBC deans are touring six Pacific
Rim countries Sept. 23-Oct. 1,
meeting with alumni in these
branches: Hong Kong, Sept. 23;
Singapore, Sept. 24; Kuala
Lumpur, Sept. 25; Bangkok,
Sept. 27; Taipei, Sept. 30 and
Seoul, Oct. 1.
Europe: President Strangway will
tour Europe this fall. At the time
ol printing, alumni events are
planned for the following: Bonn
(October 23), Paris (October 24),
London (October 25). Contact
branch program coordinator
Deanna McLeod for more information: 604 822-8918.
France: Alumni will meet in
Beaune on Oct 5-6 for a weekend
of wine tasting and touring. Call
Mandv Kerlann at 33 80 24 92 94
for info on future events.
Hong Kong:  In June, eight UBC
MBA students came to town for
the third annual UBC MBA summer program in Hong Kong. On
June 30th more than 120 gathered for a Canada Day party at
Jimmy's Sports Bar & Grill with
U oil" alumni. The Mentorship
Committee was successful in recruiting mentors and is keen to
sign up more proteges.
The Career Committee will
hold the second in a series of
workshops on September 28th.
The AGM will be held on October 18. Call Iggy Chong, 852
2847 8780 or < 100452.3441
(a compuserve.com >
Malaysia: A branch social was
held on June 28th at the Star
Nite Lounge. Call Susan
Thomson, 60 3 408-5668.
Tokyo: UBC alumni gathered for
a social on July 12th. Call John
Tak, 81 3 3408-6171.
Taiwan: lerry Fox Run and
Brunch will be held on Oct. 6.
Call Janis Connolly, 886 2 776
1073.
Reunions
Class of '46
June 19-21, 1996
One hundred and
thirty-six grads attended. F.vents included a Salmon
BBQ, a campus tour,
a trolley bus tour of
Vancouver and lunch   Some of ihe organizi'ts oj Ihe Class of '46 Heiinwii:
at the First Nations      Cam Miller. Art /one',, who did MC dutie\. and
Longhouse. Class Charlie Bullen.
members took the
Royal Hudson up to Squamish
and returned on the Royal Britannia ship. At an Applied Sci-
ence'46 dinner on June 21,
members were presented with a
biography booklet.
Rehab Medicine '66
May 24 & May 25
A great way to renew friendships amidst the panoramic
views at Walter Gage! Highlights ofthe weekend, aside
from seeing everyone again, included lunch with the faculty
and an early morning walk in
search ofthe "Rehab Hut."
Vanier Cup XXXII
The Canadian university football championship is coming to
the Sky-dome on Saturday, November 30, 1996, game time
2:30 pm. UBC alumni will meet
for a pre-game drink and
munchies at noon at Joe Rock-
head, 212 King St. W, and then
head over to the game together.
Call Ian Palm LLB'93 for more
info at 463-381 3 OR you can
order tickets by calling the
Vanier Cup Hot-line at 341-
3902. (Early bird discount available until Nov. 1st).
Home Economics '53
May 23
Eleven grads attended a potluck
luncheon on May 23rd at the
home of Mrs. Betty Anderson
Dewar in Vancouver. This was
Home Ec '53s first reunion.
Law '71 celebrated its 5th reunion in 25 years. "Ferry
Hartshorne, chair of the Volunteer Committee, worked hard to
encourage a class donation to a
UBC Law Faculty fund.
Cecil
Qreen
Park
UBC's
Town and Qown
Centre
6251 Cecil Qreen Park Road
Vancouvet, B.C. V6T 1Z1
(604) 822-6289
Facsimilie: (604) 822-8928
UBC Air MM ClIKONICI.K, FAIL,   1996 NEWS ~ BRANCHES ~ REUNIONS ~ DIVISIONS
Reunions 1996
jFor more info about these reunions, please contact Catherine Newlands at (604)822-8917 or (toll
free) 1-800-883-3088, by fax at
(604)822-8928 or (toll free) 1-800-220-9022
or e-mail to
<newlands@unixg.ubc.ca>.
WHO
WHERE
WHEN
Nursing '86
Cecil Green Park
November 1
Geology '86
UBC Golf Club
November 9
Civ. Eng. '71
Cecil Green Park
October 4-5
Chem. Eng.'66
UBC
October 10— 1 I
Commerce '65
Vancouver
October 18
Class of'41
UBC & Vancouver
October 18-19
Class of'36
Cecil Green Park
October 15
Men's Field Hockey
Cecil Green Park
November 9
25 Years of Women's Studies
Brock Hall Foyer
Reunions 1997
October 17
Class of '47
Cecil Green Park
June 11-13
Law 72
Cecil Green Park
September 26
Ap. Sci. '47
Cecil Green Park
June 13
Mech. Eng. '87
Cecil Green Park
August 16
50 Years of Eng. Phys.
TBD
May 30-June 1
50 Years of Education
TBD
October
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Upcoming Reunions
Commerce '65 — October 18
Reconnecting after 30 vears of silence was
such a hit during the monthly downtown
luncheon meetings leading up to last vear's
banquet, the organizing committee decided
to do it all over again at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. Call 822-8917 for info.
Engineering Physics
50th Anniversary — May 30-June I, 1997
All years are invited to the celebration. The
planning committee can be found on our
web-page at: <http://www.physics.ubc.ca>.
Besides dinner, dance, entertainment, picnic, workshop and tours we are also planning a 50-year anniversary book. If you
have any memorabilia or special memories
to contribute, contact Ed j\uld or Anita
Mueller at (604)822-645 1.
Alpha Delta Phi — September 26
The 70 year anniversary banquet will be celebrated at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club.
Contact: Matthew Hendlev at 926-6552.
Other plans include a golf tournament and
a graduation gathering.
Mentor Program
1996/97
The Alumni Association is working with the
faculty of Arts and UBC's Career Services to
launch a Mentor Lunch series during Homecoming '96. This will offer students a chance
to look realistically at their career options by
talking with established alumni. We're starting with students in Arts because those career
objectives are not as easily defined as those
students in small faculties or professional programs. The Networking Seminar is an important introduction for students to mentorship.
Blair Grabinsky, manager of UBC's Career
Services says that "networking skills are essential in today's marketplace."
If you have 10-15 years experience in the
job market and would like to be a mentor,
contact Catherine Newlands at 822-8917.
This is your chance to support students!
We are also developing a mentorship program for our alumni living outside the
Lower Mainland.
If vou are interested, contact our
branches coordinator at 1 800 883-3088, or
822-8928,or <dmcleocl(<Hinixg.ubc.ca>. £*<
UBC Air MM CllROMCI.K, kai.i., 1996 NEWS ~ BRANCHES ~ REUNIONS - DIVISIONS
Ballots for next year's Board
election will be in our next
issue.  Ihe senior \'P, treasurer
and three members-at-large
will be elected.
The senior VP serves one
year, then becomes president
for a one year term. The treasurer is elected for a one year
term. Members-at-large serve
for two years.
Any L'BC grad is eligible.
II you are interested, send your
name, address, degree and year
with a short biography, a statement about why you wish to
serve and a black and white
photo. Include the names and
signatures of five UBC grads.
For more information, call 604
822-3313.
The deadline for nominations is 4:00 pm, Thursday,
February 13, 1997.
The Awards Committee is
calling for nominations for the
following awards:
Alumni Award of Distinction
Honorary Alumnus
Outstanding Young Alumnus
Blythe Eagles Volunteer Award
Faculty Citation
Lifetime Achievement
Branch Representative
Outstanding Student
The nomination deadline is
March 14, 1997. Recipients will
be honoured at the 3rd Annual
Alumni Achievement and
Sports Hall of Fame Dinner.
For more information,
call 604 822-3313.
A UBC Student
Alumni Association
The Alumni Association's new
student alumni association will
help us estabish bonds between
alumni and students. Students
who work with us will gain
leadership and organizational
management  skills, and get an
insight into how a professional
association operates. Students
will also support each other and
help enhance their UBC experience. Call Catherine Newlands,
822-8917 for more information.
Divisions
Biochemistry, Pharmacology &
Physiology Division: On June
18,   BPP alumni and guests
were treated to an enjoyable
evening with Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Michael Smith. In appreciation, the BPP Alumni Division made donations to the
Vancouver Foundation and the
Schizophrenia Society on his
behalf. In July, BPP alumni
shifted gears and hiked to
Norvan Falls at Lynn Headwaters Park. For more information
about the division contact Ro-
chelle Stariha BSc'94 at
<stariha(«unixg.ubc.ca> or
987-3274.
Engineering Division wants input, suggestions and volunteers.
Would you like to participate in
golf tournaments, BBQs, mentor programs, FUS/Club/Alumni
joint events, reunions, pub
crawls, dinners? Send us your e-
mail address to keep abreast of
upcoming events, and help us
start a 'Geer forum. Contact
Dean LeungBASc(ElecEng)'93
at 438-2277 or <dleung
(Skorion.com >.
Family & Nutritional Sciences
Division kicks off fall with a
fashion show from Couture
Fashions on October 30th at
BPP Decision co-chair* Pan belle Stariha and Erixie Pawner
w/lb Ik Michael Smith.
7:00 pm. $10.00 for hois
d'oeuvre, wine, coffee, tea and a
$5.00 discount on any purchase.
Part of the sales will support the
FNS Division. Pickets are limited, so buy them early from
Barb Hartman BHE'78 at 94.3-
6317 or Mari-Lou Laishley
BHE'79 at 926-4130.
Human Kinetics Division: )ust a
note to you PF and HK alumni.
Since the School has changed
its name to Human Kinetics,
the Alumni division is called the
Division of Human Kinetics or
just plain UK. We would love to
know what career path you have
chosen, what activities vou are
involved in or anything you
think we should put in the
Please Join Us In Our Deluxe
Travel Line Up In 1997
Jan. 22-Feb. I
Feb. 22 - March 4
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|May 13 128
July 15 |25
Trans-Panama Canal Cruise
Wings Over the Nile
Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Isl.
Uiina anif the Yangtze River
Blue Danube
Campus Abroad in Harrogate, England July  16-24
Scandinavia and Russia Cruise August 2 - 15
Rhine and the Mosel Rivers June 24 - July 6
European Masters September 7-15
Turkish Coast/Greek Isles September 12 -24
Campos Abroad in lucerne, Switzerland  September 15 - 23
Wings Over the Okavango Oct » - Now. 11
Sea of Cortez and the Copper Canyon November 12 - 23
Rome Escapade December I • 8
For more Information please caU Margot Dear at
822-9629 or outside Vancouver at ISQ04833088
L'BC An'MM Cmromci.k, iai.i., 1996 NEWS ~ BRANCHES ~ REUNIONS ~ DIVISIONS
newsletter. Contact Sabrena
Wilson BPE'90, 687-7773, or
<kmarlene@unixg.ubc.ca>.
Landscape Architecture Division would like to hear from
grads interested in joining its
executive. It is a great opportunity to keep in touch. Call Susie
Sziklai BLA'88 at 669-7710 for
more information.
Medicine Division: The Medical
Student and Alumni Centre celebrated the official opening of
Phase II on May 25, 1996 during the AGM and Awards Reception. The winner of this year's
Wallace Wilson Leadership
Award was John Cairns MD'68.
Honorary Alumni Awards went
to James Carter and Doris
Kavanagh-Gray.
Michael Myckatyn MD'72 was
elected president ofthe 1996-97
Executive Committee, replacing
Stephen Tredwell MD'66 who
will remain active.
The MSAC, located at 2750
Heather, is open to all medical
students and alumni, and available for private non-medical
events. Call 875-5522.
The 1 1th Annual Golf Tournament and Dinner was held on
Thursday, September 19 at the
University Golf Course. Medical
alumni and friends came out
and had the usual good time
and healthy fun on the links and
over dinner.
Geography Division: Through
generous alumni support, we
were able to provide two scholarships in 1995-96. Congratulations to the recipients, Scott
Ronalds and Linda Gabriel.
In June, alumni also took part
in a casino night with the Commerce and BPP divisions.
A post-convocation event was
held for graduates, family and
friends at International House
on May 30th with about 100 in
attendance, while Dr. Timothy
Cutting the ribbon al Ihe official upciiinir of
MSAC's Phase II. I. to r: CISC President Ik
David Strangwax. Medical Alumni E\ecnli;'e
President Dt; Stephen lierheell. Faculty of
Medicine Dean Di: Marl in Hoi len berg and
Associate \'ice President Dr. William Webber
Professor Rc'K Mitchell.
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Oke and Lew Robinson
BSc(Hon)'94, assisted by Arthur
Ng BA'85, handed out alumni
"degrees."
A reminder to all alumni of
the special AGM and reception
for Dr. J.L. Robinson at Cecil
Green Park on October 1, 1996.
If vou would like to help out or
would like to become a membei
ofthe executive please call
Arthur Ng at 929-1376.
Lc\e Ilnbin\i)n hands out one oj the
Ci'oginphx Dre/Mou's "degrees.''
Rehabilitation Sciences Division: The 1996-97 Mentorship
Program is underway. If you are
interested in mentoring an undergraduate student between
October '96 and April '97 or
would like to know more about
the program, please call Matthew at 680-1080 or Nancy at
739-1215. "Ihe division extends
a big 'thank you' to Sheila
Branscombe BSc(OT)'91, the coordinator of the program, for
all her work, and wish her well
in her new job in Kelowna.
We are planning a Homecoming reception for October 22 at
6:30 I'M at Cecil Green Park.
Alumni, students and faculty are
invited lo come learn about our
division, socialize and, of
course, eat.
Thanks to Rosemary Wang
who volunteered for our casino
night.  The Faculty of Medicine
will help us in fund raising for
the Margaret Hood (OT) and
Jane Hudson (P'F) Graduate
Scholarships.    f»-
Nursing Division: alumni to celebrate the achievements of colleagues at the Annual Dinner, Esther Paulson's DipPubHlth'34
90th birthday and the success ofthe new Mentorship Program.
Verna Splane, recently appointed Officer to the Order of
Canada and recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Laws at UBC,
will give this year's Marion Woodward Lecture on October 24th.
The division will co-host the reception before the lecture.
The Mentorship Program is a great success. Student applications will be accepted in September and the Mentor-Student
Kick-Off will be held in November. We have established a mentor registry and welcome your participation. Please call 822-
7428 for more information.
Award winners, I to r: Tilly Bara (Alumni
Recognition Award), Verna Splane
(Officer ofthe Order of Canada), Sally
Thorne (Award of Distinction) and Linda
Gomez (Young Alumna Award).
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L'BC Air mm Chronici.k, kail, 1996 NEWS ~ BRANCHES ~ REUNIONS - DIVISIONS
Pat Fulton BSW'38, Dr. Richard Splane, Mary Clohosey BA'52, BSW'53 and
Helen McCrae BSW'45, MSW'49 (former UBC Dean of Women) at Social
Work Division convocation reception,
May 31, 1996.
Dr. Richard Splane and Rosemary
Brown BSW'62, MSW'67 at the
reception on May 31, 1996. Both
received honorary Doctor of Laws
degrees this year.
Tricia Smith at the Olympics
Alumni president
Tricia Smith with
UBC grads living
in Atlanta: "Transportation difficulties " diiln V stop her
from getting to the
party just the same.
commandeered a bus to take them
to their venue), the level of
competition at the games was
spectacular. No matter what
organizational glitches occurred,
when the athletes went into action
they gave an all out effort based on
years of commitment and preparation.We don't get to see that level
of performance everyday, and it is
quite inspirational to watch.
"While in Atlanta, I had the
opportunity to get together with
other UBC visitors and local UBC
grads.Transportation difficulties
prevented me from arriving in time
to meet the entire group, but Bob
Hindmarch did meet them all and it
was a great evening." ^*<
As reported elsewhere in
this issue,Alumni president
Tricia Smith, herself an
Olympic silver medal winner in
rowing in 1986, spent some time in
Atlanta this summer. Here's what
she had to say about it.
"It was wonderful to be part
of such a successful games for
Canada, especially at the rowing
course. As an Olympic silver
medalist myself, it brought back
some wonderful memories. But I
must say I was happy this time to
be on the finish line cheering on
our crews rather than in a boat
waiting to start.
"In spite ofthe transportation
difficulties (a highlight was when the
British women's rowing team
Last year's sold out FAST, so don't be
disappointed. Book early.
Get six friends together and make up
your own detective team, or join other
alumni sleuths to seek out the heinous
perpetrator(s).
Produced,sponsored
and performed by:
'if s
Cecil Green Park
$20.00 per person
Cash bar
Dessert buffet
Contact Louise Van Wart at 822-8923
or <kmarlene@unixg.ubc.ca>
for more details.
HOMECOMING     1996      KICKOFF
UBC      COMES      DOWNTOWN
Lunchtime    Speakers    Series
Bii^jurite firfesstxs
Dr. Stanley Coren
World Renowned Expert on The Intelligence of
Dogs, Sleep, and Left-Handedness
Tuesday, October 15,1996
Judge White Theatre
Robson Square Conference Centre
12 noon - 1 pm
Price $10 (Includes Lunch)
Next speaker:
Ivan Avakumovic
"Crisis in the Former USSR"
March,  1997
UBC j\ixmni Chronici.k, kali., 1996 50Years of Pharmacy at UBC
Friday
Fifty years after they entered the first class of pharmacy at UBC, some
ofthe original members plus 150 other alumni gathered at Cecil Green
Park to celebrate the anniversary. Many perused the proofs of the soon-
to-be published history book edited by Bev Louis and Louanne Twaites.
Alumni travelled from Texas, Arizona, Missouri, California, Nova Scotia,
Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta.
Saturday Morning
The topic for Update 1996, the continuing pharmacy education program co-sponsored by the Pharmacy Division of the Alumni Association
and Continuing Pharmacy Education, was Seamless Pharmaceutical Care.
Approximately 60 pharmacists, community and hospital practitioners, participated in the day-long session.The speakers' list and topics were: Keith
Campbell, Professor and Associate Dean, College of Pharmacy, Washington State University, Seamless Pharmaceutical Care and the Diabetic Patient;
Pam Grant,Ward Pharmacist on the Family Practice Unit at St. Paul's
Hospital, Medication Management on the Family Practice Unit; Elaine Kam,
Clinical Pharmacist, Burrard Pharmacy and Drug Information Specialist
and Coordinator, SMILE Program, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
UBC, A Community Pharmacy Experience; Debbie Patrick, Pharmacist at
Riverview Hospital./Another Hospital-Community Connection; Brenda
Osmond, Deputy Registrar, College of Pharmacists of BC, PharmaNet and
Seamless Core; James McCormack,Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC, Hospital-Community: Patient Benefits from Collaboration.
The concept of seamless care is an attractive one. With patients being
discharged ever earlier from hospital, good follow-up care becomes more
important to successful therapeutic outcomes. Much discussion and some
disagreement, occurred over the best ways for this to take place. However, participants seemed to agree that the challenge to resolve differences was an important one.
Saturday Evening
More than 200 people were at the Wall Centre Garden Hotel Pavilion
Ballroom. Greetings came from UBC President David Strangway, Alumni
Association Executive Director Agnes Papke, College of Pharmacists of
BC President Barbara Thompson and BC Pharmacy Association President
Ron Stein. Former deans Finlay Morrison and Bernie Riedel shared their
memories. Current Dean John McNeill reflected on the more recent
progress ofthe faculty since his appointment in 1985. A slide show by
Marguerite Yee and Diem Pham chronicled the activities of UBC pharmacy students from 1946 to 1996. Co-chair of the organizing committee,
Marion Pearson, was MC.
Sunday
More than 100 pharmacy alumni, family, friends and faculty enjoyed the
sunshine as they returned to tour the campus, revisit the Cunningham
Building and savour UBC's famous cinnamon buns.
Monday
This was the day for the 7th annual Bernie Riedel GolfTournament.
Over 160 golfers played in the sun.The BBQ dinner was highlighted by
numerous golf awards, la
in 1946, UBC began to train pharmacists for BC
and western Canada. This year, the faculty held celebrations that drew grads, faculty and staff from
across North America. Here are some photos and a
journal ofthe proceedings.
Saturday banquet, Marion
Pearson, mistress of
ceremonies.
Wine and cheese reception at Cecil Green Park
for members, spouses and friends of the first
Pharmacy grad class, 1949.
50 Year Celebrations committee. Back row: Santa Jains, Sharon Kerr, Ken
McGregor, Marguerite Yee, Sue Am, Finlay Morrison, Gail Bellward, John
Clontiei: Front row: Marion Pearson, Bev Louis, Louanne Iwaiies, Bernard
Riedel, Colin Holyk.
Unveiling a commemorative plaque at the
Pharmacy building.
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UBC All MNI C.HRON1CI1.,
1996 NEWS
Mary Bollert,
Dean ofWomen, 1921-1941
Celebrating Women's Studies at UBC
- by Sarah Dench and Jo Hinchliffe
U.Dv_- celebrates two significant anniversaries during this
year's Homecoming: the 75th anniversary of the Women Students' Office, and the 25th anniversary of Women's Studies.
Both these programs provide essential services for women
students, but their origins and histories are quite different.
The Women Students' Office evolved from the office of
the Dean of Women. In 1921, after much lobbying by women
students, Mary Bollert was appointed Dean of Women by
President Klinck. Her mandate was to counsel women in all
but academic matters. The dean represented women students' interests to administration, and helped them adjust to
campus life. The office was considered a symbol of UBC's
welcome to women students.
Mary Bollert served until 1941. Dorothy Mawdsley
(1941-1959), Helen McCrae (1959-1973), and Margaret
Fulton (1973-1978) carried on her tradition. Following Fulton's term, the dean's functions were
reviewed and the Office for Women Students was established and moved to Student Services,
under the direction of Lorette Woolsey. She was followed by June Lythgoe, and in 1990 the office became the Women Students' Office under Marsha Trew, the current director. This work
still involves the dual role ofthe original Dean of Women through individual services and programs focusing on mentoring, women's
life experiences and safety.
The Women's Studies program began as a series of non-credit courses,
again initiated by a group of women students, in the summer of 1971. That
group obtained an Opportunities for
Youth grant from the federal government to develop a course entitled "The
Canadian Woman: Our Story." In August 1971, a brief proposing the creation of an interdisciplinary Women's
Studies program was submitted to Senate. In April 1972, the ad hoc committee on Women's Studies at UBC met
with interested faculty members, and Meredith Kimball, Helga Jacobson, Annette Kolodny and
Dorothy Smith emerged to become the first teachers in the program. They prepared the proposal, which was approved by the faculty of Arts for initial offering in 1973-74.
In March 1989, the faculty of Arts Women's Studies committee recommended the establishment of a program in Women's Studies and a Research and Resource Centre. By 1991, students at UBC could register as majors in Women's Studies working toward a BA. In early 1990,
President Strangway established the Provost's Inter-Faculty Advisory committee on Women's
Studies and Gender Relations which recommended that the university establish a centre to
strengthen and increase scholarship at UBC in these areas. The centre opened in July 1991.
Statistics from the President's Office in 1996 show that the number of women on campus
continues to grow. Women undergrads are now in the majority, the number of women faculty is
slowly increasing, and more women than ever before are entering non-traditional areas of
study. The WSO and Women's Studies will continue to demonstrate strong leadership in the
challenge to provide a balanced academic experience for women at UBC.
The Women Students' Office and the Women's Studies program will celebrate the anniversaries on October 17th, 1996 in Brock Hall. Call the Women Students' Office at 822-2415 for
more information about the anniversary celebration. *»•
Women students in residence, Mary Bollert Hall, 1953
1996/97
Alumni Appeal
"Who's Calling?"
Name:        Rajesh Krishna
Faculty:      Pharmacy Grad Student
Claim to Fame: 3rd person in
UBC's history to win the
American Association of
Pharmaceutical Sciences/
Proctor & Gamble Award
for Excellence in Graduate Education.
Daytime:   Researches cancerous
cells and their resistance
to chemotherapy
Nightime: Student caller,
Alumni Appeal
Take a minute to talk to the student
or volunteer who calls to ask you for
a gift to the Alumni Appeal... and
say "yes"!
Last year's Alumni
in action.
volunteer callers
Thank you for your support!
Annual Fund
6253 N.W. Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Phone: (604)822-8900
Fax:(604)822-8151
e-mail: Annual.Fund@ubc.ca
UBC Allmni Chronicle, fall, 1996       | 3 NEWS
HOMECOMING 1990
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
0CNMRI5
• Favourite Professors:
Downtown Speakers Series
UBC Alumni Association, See page I I
• Reunion: Class of '36
• 50 Year Anniversary
Pharmaceutical Science Honorary
Convocation
17
• Mentor Reception and Program Launch,
UBC Alumni Association
• Great Trekker Award Reception,
Alma Mater Society
• Women's Studies 25 Year Celebration
• Calgary Homecoming
• Toronto Homecoming
ocTtmtis
• Murder at the Mansion, Cecil Green Park
See page 11
• Alumni Association AGM
6:30, Cecil Green Park
• Evelyn Lett's 100th Birthday
at Great Trek Remembered Luncheon
• Reunion: Class of '41
• Reunion: Commerce '65
19
• Intramurals Competitions
• A Literary Event:
Alumni Authors & Readings
at Cecil Green Park see page 27
• Dentistry Class Act '92 - Unveiling of new
furniture, 10 am, Dentistry Student Lounge
• Medicine Class Act '92 - Presentation of
cheque to Class of '97,2 pm, MSAC
• Opening of Sports Hall of Fame & Heritage
Centre at Cecil Green Park
0tT0IIRI»*19
• Botanical Gardens:Apple Festival,
II am to 4 PM
OTHER EVIMTS
• Delta Kappa Epsilon AGM
• Nursing, Marion Woodward Lecture,
Instructional Resources Centre
• Rehab Sciences Event, Oct. 22 at CGP
• Social Work Division AGM & Reception
• Women's Students' Office Event
UBC's Olympians
by Don Wells BA'89
Since 1928, UBC has been showing the
world that the Point Grey campus has traditionally been home to a disproportionate
number of Canadian athletes who possess the
skill and discipline to qualify for Olympic competition.
In 1928 a recent UBC grad, Harry Warren,
made UBC's Olympic debut in track and field.
Four years later, a young UBC oarsman named
Ned Pratt, who later designed himself an international reputation as an architect, won UBC's first
medal, a bronze in double sculls. In the years that
followed, UBC teams and athletes constantly appeared in both summer and winter Olympic
Games, winning medals in a wide range of sports.
The 1996 Olympics will not occupy as large
a chapter in the history ofthe UBC Thunderbirds
as does the 1956 games when theT-bird four-man
crew took home gold and the eight won silver. It
may not be as memorable as Bob Osborne's basketball team which defeated the best university
and senior teams in Canada in a tournament at
Maple Leaf Gardens to earn the right to represent Canada at the 1948 games. Nor will 1996 be
etched in people's minds as deeply as the 1964
Winter Olympics when Father David Bauer led a
hockey team
consisting almost exclusively of UBC
students to a
share in a
three-way tie
for third place
in Innsbruck,
Austria.
Olympic
viewers in
Vancouver
may remember the names
Sarah Evanetz,
Jeff Schiebler,
Paige Gordon and Ermenia Russo, but when the
rest of Canada is asked to recall Atlanta they will
likely talk about 100 metre champion Donavan
Bailey and his team mates who shattered all competitors in the 400 metre relay. Most will also remember Marnie McBean and former UBC rower
Kathleen Heddle.who repeated their gold medal
performance of 1992. Sadly, others will recount a
Sarah Evanetz
terrorist incident and far too many media reports
of how the Atlanta organizing committee had
done a poor job.
But was this a bad year at the games for
UBC? Most certainly, the answer is no.
In terms of sheer numbers, UBC was again
disproportionately represented.Ten students and
former students attained the gruelling standards
required to qualify for Olympic competition in
Atlanta. Others also weathered the Georgia heat
to play various
important roles in
these games.T-
Bird swim coach
Tom Johnson was
there to guide his
UBC and Pacific
Dolphin charges
in the pool. Gymnastics coach Jeff
Thomson went
along as an official.
Sports medicine
specialist Doug
Clement went as
a long-time elite
level coach in
track and field.T-
Bird women's volleyball coach Jeff Schiebler
Doug Reimer, who takes over the national team
program in 1997, went along to size up future
competition, and UBC Alumni Association President and former Olympian Tricia Smith was there
as an official of the International Rowing Federation.
The highlights? It may not have made CBCs
highlight reel, but Sarah Evanetz's 13th place in
100 metre butterfly is a lofty finish considering
the event was touted as the fastest field of swimmers ever assembled. Evanetz also had a share of
the fifth place finish in the 400 metre medley relay. Human Kinetics student Margaret Langford
finished eighth in the IK sprint kayaking final and,
of course, Kathleen Heddle took home a gold
medal in double sculls and a bronze in the quad
event.
And easily the most intriguing result by a
UBC student in this 100th anniversary Olympic
Games is that posted by Laryssa Biesenthal. While
the late Ned Pratt won UBC's first medal,
Biesenthal won the most recent one. Same medal
- bronze, same event - sculls. And yes, Laryssa
Biesenthal is studying architecture.
Ned would be pleased. 5*-
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UBC AU'MNI ClIKONICI.K, IAI.L,   1996 NEWS
UBC Catering Serves Up
Feasts 365 Days a Year
UBC Catering brings a touch of culinary class to
campus events.
One ofthe most indelible gustatory experiences I've had at UBC came about five
years ago when I attended a private function at the Museum of Anthropology. I can't remember what the function was, exactly, but memories ofthe food they served still resonate in my
mind.The big hit, for me, was the massive plate of
peeled Alaska King Crab legs arranged like packs of
asparagus spears around a big cut-glass bowl of
seafood dip.And surrounding that extravaganza of
crustacean appendages were other bowls piled high
with cooked prawns the size of a baseball.
Elsewhere at that incredible feast were platters of fresh fruit, sushi, hot hors d'oeuvre, punch
(both with and without) and an array of desserts
too sumptuous to list. I wonder if ANYone remembers what the do was.The UBC Catering Service
was responsible for laying out this groaning board,
and ever since I have been astounded by how good
their food really is.
As part of UBC Food Services, Catering is responsible for supplying meetings all over campus with
plates of sandwiches, vegetables and cold drinks; feeding small armies of visitors who come for conventions and conferences; serving wedding parties, special international guests and famous personages at
Cecil Green Park, the
First Nations Longhouse
or the Asian Centre; and
for great outdoors bar-
beques at the MOA,
Cecil Green Park and
the Botanical Gardens.
The level of services
depends on what the
client wants—from
small snacks at a meeting coffee break to sit-
down, liveried banquets.
And the food, as I've
noticed over the years,
ranges from great to
out-of-this-world. I'd
never had peeled Alaska
King Crab legs before
that event, and I've never had them since. Of
course, at the time I ate
enough to last a lifetime,
'cuz I knew it was a
once in a lifetime thing.
For information about
UBC Catering Services,
call 822-2018. Chris Petty
A Dickens Christmas
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FACULTY OF SCIENCE
The University
of British Columbia
Call for Nominations
AWARDS FOR
EXCELLENCE IN
TEACHING
The University of British
Columbia established Awards
for Excellence in "leaching in
1989. Awards are made by the
Faculty of Science to UBC
Science faculty, lecturers and
laboratory instructors
who are selected
as outstanding teachers.
We are seeking input from UBC
alumni, current and former
students.
Nomination Deadlines:
First term-October 18, 1996
Second term-February 14, 1997
Nominations should be
accompanied by supporting
statements and the nominator's
name, address and telephone
number. Please send nominations
to:
Chair, Excellence in Teaching
Awards
c/o Office of the Dean of Science,
R 1505, 6270 University Boulevard,
University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, BC V6T IZ4
FAX (604) 822-5558
UBC An mm Chronicle, kill, 1996
15 NEWS
Adventures on the Branch Front Lines: Starting
from Scratch in Taiwan       ByjanisConnoiiyBA'73
n 40 years Taiwan has grown from a
community of farmers to a nation with
the second largest foreign exchange
reserves in the world. Economists credit this "economic miracle" to the industrious, type A personality of Taiwan's residents. The five-and-a half day work week endures because adopting a five day work week
may have serious implications for the GDP
There is virtually no unemployment in
Taiwan and people
seem happy with
their roles, however
minor. Street vendors hawking
shrimp dumplings
chat animatedly to
customers, small
armies of car washers share jokes while
polishing bumpers
and toothless elders
Janis Connolly BA'73 proffer fragrant or-
Taiwan Branch Rep cnids at busy inter.
sections.
The pace is frenzied. Everyone is in a
hurry. Taxi drivers at dawn, even when there
is little traffic, roar through amber lights.
Scooter drivers crowd out pedestrians from
sidewalks. And what was yesterday a shoe
store becomes, with an overnight wrecking
ball, a gleaming new restaurant.
Business and pleasure are often indistinguishable. Strategically arranged golf games
bring together new contacts. Guanshi, or the
principle of building relationships, is a vital
element of Chinese culture. The Taiwanese
do not like to do business with people they do
not know and trust.
Taiwan is a claustrophobe's nightmare.
Every inch of space is used up. A back alley
cubbyhole is a pet store. Three or four boutiques crowd into the space that one would
occupy in Canada. Whole families, dog included, travel around by scooter.
Everything is smaller. Cell phones are
designed for smaller Chinese hands. A Canadian cinnamon bun franchise offers up their
sweet wares in portions about one-third the
size of their North American counterparts.
Trucks and vans look ridiculously squat, like
dinkv tovs.
Traffic gets worse every month. There are
more than 500 vehicles and 6,500 motorcycles
per square kilometre, and city officials say that
10,000 motorcycles and 1,000 autos are added
to Taipei's streets each month. A 1 km taxi ride
can take 45 minutes.
Is it possible to form an active UBC
branch in this world? "Perhaps," is our current
thinking.
Fresh from last year's Branch Reps' Summit we launched our branch plan. We were
encouraged—and somewhat envious—of our
colleagues who nurtured thriving alumni
branches. Hong Kong's chapter, just across the
South China Sea, had over 400 members, a
number of special interest groups and a newsletter. And in Taipei, the English press carried
regular notices of Penn. State, University of
Minnesota and Georgetown University gatherings. Surely we, too, could build a thriving
UBC branch.
Our first task was to update our alumni
list which was considerably out-of-date. We
discovered several distinguished UBC alumni
in Taiwan, like John van Deursen BMus '85, a
principal guest conductor ofthe Taipei Sinfo-
nietta and Philharmonic Orchestra, and Hugh
Stephens BA'67, Director ofthe Canadian
Trade Office. We emerged from the exercise
with greater respect for UBC's records department. Imagine keeping track of 150,000 alumni. We had only about 50 to contend with.
Having updated the alumni list we embarked on an information campaign via the fax
machine. Our chatty, upbeat and user-friendly
form invited alumni to share ideas on what
they would like to do with their fellow alumni.
We received zero replies back.
We plunged ahead anyway, and in March
planned a Friday night after hours social at the
trendy new Shangri La Hotel. We called alumni by phone with a follow-up notice by fax. Response to the event was encouraging.
It was a dark and stormy night the eve of
the event, but Kent and I arrived early and
ordered our first of what would be several
drinks. And waited. An aging fellow walked in
with his spouse. UBC alumni? No—University
of Wisconsin. The bar began to fill up, but not
with many UBC grads. At evening's end, a
smattering of grads shared anecdotes with
alumni from a number of American universi-
Taipei's traffic jams are just one ofthe factors that
stall branch development there. Pic byJC
ties. If nothing else, the UBC name was sprinkled liberally through many conversations.
What did we learn from our humbling
exercises? For one, we discovered that UBC
grads in Taiwan were real entrepreneurs who
had come here to focus on a career or to
learn Mandarin. "They had meagre amounts
of leisure time, and driving halfway across the
city for an hour and a half to attend a UBC
social function was not high on their list of
priorities.
We have not given up. A Canadian Alumni Association (CAA) in Taiwan has just been
organized to bring together alumni to events
such as brown bag lunches featuring professors from Canadian universities travelling
through Taiwan. At a recent Canadian Education Fair, more than 25 new members signed
up. Most are young and eager to mix with
fellow Canadian alumni. "The first event will
be a Canada Day celebration at the beachfront home of a long time Canadian resident
in Taiwan. Kent and I and the expected mob
of other alumni grads will raise a glass to
Canada—and UBC. it-
Janis Connolly is a journalist for the American
Chamber of Commerce in Taipei. She and her colleague, Kent Ollis BCom'90, share responsibilities
as UBC alumni branch representatives in Taiwan.
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UBC Alumni Chronici.i:, fall, 1996 NEWS
Charlotte Warren Scores Twice at Hall of Fame
and Alumni Achievement Dinner
by Don Wells BA'89
Past Alumni Association President Charlotte Warren BCom'58 can be excused
for a bit of nervousness lately. November 18 is going to be a big night for her.
That's when the winner of an unprecedented
ten Big Block Awards as a Thunderbird badminton and field hockey star will join her remarkable father, Dr. Harry Warren, in the
UBC Sports Hall of Fame.
Not only that, but MC Allan
Fotheringham BA'54 will ask her to make another trip to the podium at the Alumni
Achievement and Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner at the Hyatt Regency.
While the Hall of Fame selection committee gave her a unanimous thumbs-up for
its fourth annual fall induction, an entirely
different selection committee voted to distinguish her with the Blythe Eagles Volunteer
Service Award.
Even in her undergrad days, Warren was
an ambitious and influential political figure
on campus. As president ofthe Women's
Athletic Association from 1955 to 1957, her
crowning achievement may have been convincing the AMS "Treasury to increase the
budget for women's athletics by 30%.
In addition to serving as president ofthe
Alumni Association in 1977-78, her post-
graduation years included nine years on the
UBC Senate, ten years as alumni representative on the Women's Athletic Committee and
a member of 75th Anniversary Athletic Heritage Committee as well as countless other behind-the-scenes activities.
Joining Warren in the Athlete Category
are Ken Winslade BPE'61, a scholar and basketball captain who eventually was named
Canada West MVP and the 1961 Bobby Gaul
Award winner; John Newton BCom'55, a
multi-sport talent who concentrated his efforts on the rugby and football field during
the early fifties; Mitch Ring BEd'90, who
switched from basketball to soccer and became one of the best players in the history of
women's soccer in Canada; Glenn Steele
BPE'85, a running back who led what is arguably the most balanced and potent offense in
UBC football history to its first-ever Vanier
Cup in 1982; and Ken Elmer BPE'71, a
starter for the late Joe Johnson's soccer Birds
for five years before turning to a brilliant international career in track and field.
Though there is only one inductee in the
Builder Category, the name Father David
Bauer is sure to draw many of his former
hockey players and friends to the Hyatt Ballroom. The late Chaplain of St. Marks College who coached the T-Birds as well as Canada's 1964, 1968 and 1980 Olympic Hockey
"Teams is one of the most revered coaches and
humanitarian figures in the history of Canadian sport.
The lone inductee in the Team Category
will be the Bob Osborne-coached 1947-48
basketball team, which won the 1948 Canadian Intercollegiate Championship and later
formed the nucleus ofthe 1948 Olympic
team also guided by Osborne.
Alumni Award winners were announced
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will be on hand with Charlotte to recieve
their awards and celebrate achievement at
UBC:
Alumni Award of Distinction
- Bob McGavin BPE'65 ~
~ Rosalind MacPhee MFA'94 ~
(Posthumous)
Branch Representative
- Wilson Wong BSc(Pharm)'72 ~
Faculty Citation
~ Bob Hindmarch BPE'52 ~
Honorary Alu mnu'-
~ Edith McGeer ~
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- Evelyn Lett BA'17, LLD'58 ~
Outstanding Student
— John McArthur BA'96 ~
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UBC AlLMNI ChROMCI.K, KM.L,  1996 17 The Jade Peony
A short story by Wayson Choy
hen Grandmama died at 83
our whole household held
its breath. She had promised
us a sign of her leaving, final proof that her
present life had ended well. My parents knew
that without any clear sign, our own family fortunes could be altered, threatened. My stepmother looked endlessly into the small cluttered
room the ancient lady had occupied. Nothing
was touched, nothing changed. My father,
thinking that a sign should appear in
Grandmama's garden, looked at the frost-killed
shoots and cringed: no, that could not be it.
My two older teenage brothers and my sister, Liang, age 14, were embarrassed by my
parents' behavior. What would all the white
people in Vancouver think of us? We were Canadians now, Chinese-Canadians, a hyphenated
reality that my parents could never accept. So
it seemed, for different reasons, we all held our
breath waiting for something.
I was eight when she died. For days she had
resisted going into the hospital . . . a cold, just a
cold . . . and instead gave constant instruction
to my stepmother and sister on the boiling of
ginseng roots mixed with bitter extract. At
night, between wracking coughs and deadly silences, Grandmama had her back and chest
rubbed with heated camphor oil and sipped a
bluish decoction of an herb called Peacock's
Tail. When all these failed to abate her fever,
she began to arrange the details of her will. This
she did with my father, confessing finally: "I
am too stubborn. The only cure for old age is
to die."
My father wept to hear this. I stood beside
her bed; she turned to me. Her round face
looked darker, and the gentleness of her eyes,
the thin, arching eyebrows, seemed weary. I
brushed the few strands of gray brittle hair from
her face; she managed to smile at me. Being
the youngest, I had spent nearly all my time
with her and could not imagine that we would
ever be parted. Yet when she spoke, and her
voice hesitated, cracked, the sombre shadows
of her room chilled me. Her wrinkled brow grew
wet with fever, and her small body seemed even
more diminutive.
"I —I am going to the hospital, Grandson."
Her hand reached out for mine. "You know,
Little Son, whatever happens I will never leave
you." Her palm felt plush and warm, the slender, old fingers boney and firm, so magically
strong was her grip that I could not imagine
how she could ever part from me. Ever.
Her hands were magical. My most vivid
memories are of her hands: long, elegant fingers with impeccable nails, a skein of fine,
barely-seen veins, and wrinkled skin like light
pine. Those hands were quick when she taught
me, at six, simple tricks of juggling, learnt when
she was a village girl in Southern Canton; a
troupe of actors had stayed on her father's farm.
One of them, "tall and pale as the whiteness of
petals," fell in love with her, promising to return. In her last years his image came back like
a third being in our two lives. He had been
magician, acrobat, juggler, and some of the
things he taught her she had absorbed and
passed on to me through her stories and games.
But above all, without realizing it then, her
hands conveyed to me the quality of their love.
Most marvellous for me was the quick-witted
skill her hands revealed in making windchimes
for our birthdays: windchimes in the likeness
of her lost friend's only present to her, made of
bits of string and scraps, in the centre of which
once hung a precious jade peony. This wondrous gift to her broke apart years ago, in China,
but Grandmama kept thejade pendant in a tiny
red silk envelope, and kept it always in her
pocket, until her death.
'Way  BaCk in the 70s, The
Chronicle used to run creative writing
contests. People would send in a million short
stories and the editors, with help from the
Creative Writing department, would choose
the winners. Ultimately, the job got too big
and the contest was stopped. But not before
some pretty good fiction got published. The
Jade Peony won the last contest in 1979. In
1996, the story grew into a novel that has
become a Canadian bestseller. We thought it
would be a treat to republish it. Wayson
Choy BA'63, says that the incredible support
he got from the department made a real
difference to him, and that, as far as he's
concerned, our Creative Writing program is
the best he's ever seen. He currently teaches
at Humber College inToronto. Thejade Peony
is available at most bookstores.
These were not ordinary, carelessly made
chimes, such as those you now find in our
Chinatown stores, whose rattling noises drive
you mad. But making her special ones caused
dissension in our family, and some shame. Each
one that she made was created from a treasure
trove of glass fragments and castaway costume
jewellery, in the same way that her first
windchime had been made. The problem for
the rest of the family was in the fact that
Grandmama looked for these treasures wandering the back alleys of Reefer and Pender Streets,
peering into our neighbors' garbage cans, chasing away hungry, nervous cats and shouting
curses at them.
"All our friends are laughing at us!" Older
Brother Jung said at last to my father, when
Grandmama was away having tea at Mrs. Lim's.
"We are not poor," Oldest Brother Kiam declared, "yet she and Sek-Lung poke through
those awful things as if—" he shoved me in frustration and I stumbled against my sister, "—
they were beggars!"
"She will make Little Brother crazy!" Sister
Liang said. Without warning, she punched me
sharply in the back; I jumped. "You see, look
how nervous he is!"
I lifted my foot slightly, enough to swing it
back and kick Liang in the shin. She yelled and
pulled back her fist to punch me again. Jung
made a menacing move towards me.
"Stop this, all of you!" My father shook his
head in exasperation. How could he dare tell
the Grand Old One, his aging mother, that what
was somehow appropriate in a poor village in
18
UBC Allmni Chronicle, Fall 1996 China, was an abomination here. How could
he prevent me, his youngest, from accompanying her? If she went walking into those alleyways alone she could well be attacked by hoodlums. "She is not a beggar looking for food.
She is searching for—for...."
My stepmother attempted to speak, then fell
silent. She, too, seemed perplexed and somewhat ashamed. They all loved Grandmama, but
she was inconvenient, unsettling.
As for our neighbors, most understood
Grandmama to be harmlessly crazy, others that
she did indeed make lovely toys but for what
purpose? Why? they asked, and the stories she
told me, of the juggler who smiled at her,
flashed in my head.
Finally, by their cutting remarks, the family
did exert enough pressure so that Grandmama
and I no longer openly announced our expeditions. Instead, she took me with her on "shopping trips," ostensibly for clothes or groceries,
while in fact we spent most of our time exploring stranger and more distant neighborhoods,
searching for splendid junk: jangling pieces of
a vase, cranberry glass fragments embossed with
leaves, discarded glass beads from Woolworth
necklaces .... We would sneak them all home
in brown rice sacks, folded into small parcels,
and put them under her bed. During the day
when the family was away at school or work, we
brought them out and washed every item in a
large black pot of boiling lye and water, dried
them quickly, carefully, and returned them,
sparkling, under her bed.
Our greatest excitement occurred when a fire
gutted the large Chinese Presbyterian Church,
three blocks from our house. Over the still-
smoking ruins the next day, Grandmama and I
rushed precariously over the blackened beams
to pick out the stained glass that glittered in
the sunlight. Small figure bent over, wrapped
against the autumn cold in a dark blue quilted
coat, happily gathering each piece like gold,
she became my spiritual playmate; "There's a
good one! There!"
Hours later, soot-covered and smelling of
smoke we came home with a Safeway carton full
of delicate fragments, still early enough to steal
them all into the house and put the small box
under her bed. "These are special pieces," she
said, giving the box a last push, "because they
come from a sacred place." She slowly got up
and I saw, for the first time, her hand begin to
shake. But then, in her joy she embraced me.
Both of our hearts were racing, as if we were
two dreamers. I buried my face in her blue quilt,
and for a moment, the whole world seemed silent.
"My juggler," she said, "he never came back
to me from Honan . . . perhaps the famine . . .
." Her voice began to quake. "But I shall have
my sacred windchime ... I shall have it again."
One evening, when the family was
gathered in their usual places in
the parlor, Grandmama gave me
her secret nod: a slight wink of her eye and a
flaring of her nostrils. There was trouble in the
air. Supper had gone badly, school examinations
were due, father had failed to meet an editorial
deadline at the Vancouver Chinese Times. A huge
sigh came from Sister Liang.
"But it is useless this Chinese they teach you!"
she lamented, turning to Stepmother for support. Silence. Liang frowned, dejected, and went
back to her Chinese book, bending the covers
back.
"Father," Oldest Brother Kiam began, waving his bamboo brush in the air, "you must realize that this Mandarin confuses us. We are
Cantonese speakers
And you do not complain of French or German in your English school?" Father rattled his
newspaper, a signal that his patience was ending.
"But, Father, those languages are scientific,"
Kiam jabbed his brush in the air. "We are now
in a scientific, logical world."
Father was silent. We could all hear
Grandmama's rocker.
"What about Sek-Lung?" Older Brother Jung
pointed angrily at me. "He was sick last year,
but this year he should have at least started Chinese school, instead of picking over garbage
cans!"
"He starts next year," Father said, in a hard
tone that immediately warned everyone to be
silent. Liang slammed her book.
Grandmama went on rocking in her chair.
She complimented my mother on her knitting,
made a remark about the "strong beauty" of
Kiam's brush strokes, which, in spite of himself, immensely pleased him. All this babbling
noise was her family torn and confused in a
strange land: everything here was so foreign
and scientific.
'The truth was, I was sorry not to have started
school the year before. In my innocence I had
imagined going to school meant certain privileges worthy of all my brothers' and sister's complaints. The fact that my lung infection in my
fifth and sixth years, mistakenly diagnosed as
TB, earned me some reprieve, only made me
long for school the more. Each member ofthe
family took turns on Sunday, teaching me or
annoying me. But it was the countless hours I
spent with Grandmama that were my real education. Tapping me on my head she would say,
"Come Sek-Lung, we have our work," and we
would walk up the stairs to her small crowded
room. There, in the midst of her shawls, the
old ancestral calligraphy and multi-colored
embroidered hangings, beneath the mysterious
shelves of sweet herbs and bitter potions, we
would continue doing what we had started that
morning: the elaborate windchime for her
death.
"I can't last forever," she declared, when she
let me in on the secret ofthis one. "It will sing
and dance and glitter," her long fingers
stretched into the air, pantomiming the waving motion of her ghost chimes; "My spirit will
hear its sounds and see its light and return to
this house and say goodbve to you."
Deftly she reached into the Safeway carton
she had placed on the chair beside me. She
picked out a fish-shaped amber piece, and with
a long needle-like tool and a steel ruler, she
scored it. Pressing the blade of the cleaver
against the line, with the fingers of the other
hand, she lifted up the glass until it cleanly
snapped into the exact shape she required. Her
hand began to tremble, the tips of her fingers
to shiver, like rippling water.
"You see that, Little One?" She held her hand
up. "That is my body fighting with Death. He
is in this room now."
My eyes darted in panic, but Grandmama
remained calm, undisturbed, and went on with
her work. Then I remembered the glue and
uncorked the jar for her. Soon the graceful ritual
movements of her hand returned to her, and I
became lost in the magic ofher task: she dabbed
a cabalistic mixture of glue on one end and
skilfully dropped the braided end of a silk
UBC Aiumni Oironiclk, Fail 1996
19 "That was not a cat," she
said, and the odd tone of
her voice caused my father
to look with alarm at her. "I
can not take back my
curses. It is too late."
thread onto it. This part always amazed me:
the braiding would slowly, very slowly, unknot,
fanning out like a prized fishtail. In a few seconds the clear, homemade glue began to harden
as I blew lightly over it, welding to itself each
separate silk strand.
Each jam-sized pot of glue was precious; each
large cork had been wrapped with a fragment
of pink silk. I remember this part vividly, because each cork was treated to a special rite.
First we went shopping in the best silk stores in
Chinatown for the perfect square of silk she
required. It had to be a deep pink, a shade of
color blushing toward red. And the tone had to
match—as closely as possible—her precious
jade carving, the small peony of white and light-
red jade, her most lucky possession. In the centre of this semi-translucent carving, no more
than an inch wide, was a pool of pink light, its
veins swirling out into the petals ofthe flower.
"This color is the color of my spirit," she said,
holding it up to the window so I could see the
delicate pastel against the broad strokes of sunlight. She dropped her voice, and I held my
breath at the wonder of the color. "This was
given to me by the young actor who taught me
how to juggle. He had four of them, and each
one had a centre ofthis rare color, the color of
Good Fortune." The pendant seemed to pulse
as she turned it: "Oh, Sek-Lung! He had white
hair and white skin to his toes! It's true, I saw
him bathing." She laughed and blushed, her
eyes softened at the memory. "The silk had to
match the pink heart of her pendant: the color
was magical for her, to hold the unravelling
strands of her memory ....
It was just six months before she died that
we really began to work on her last windchime.
Three thin bamboo sticks were steamed and
bent into circlets; 30 exact lengths of silk thread,
the strongest kind, were cut and braided at both
ends and glued to stained glass. Her hands
worked on their own command, each hand racing with a life of its own: cutting, snapping,
braiding, knotting .... Sometimes she breathed
heavily and her small body, growing thinner,
sagged against me. Death, I thought, He is in
this room, and I would work harder alongside
her. For months Grandmama and I did this
every other evening, a half dozen pieces each
time. "The shaking in her hand grew worse, but
we said nothing. Finally, after discarding hundreds, she told me she had the necessary 30
pieces. But this time, because it was a sacred
chime, I would not be permitted to help her tie
it up or have the joy of raising it. "Once tied,"
she said, holding me against my disappointment, "not even I can raise it. Not a sound must
it make until I have died."
"What will happen?"
"Your father will then take the centre braided
strand and raise it. He will hang it against my
bedroom window so that my ghost may see it,
and hear it, and return. I must say goodbye to
this world properly or wander in this foreign
devil's land forever."
"You can take the streetcar!" I blurted, suddenly shocked that she actually meant to leave
me. I thought I could hear the clear-chromatic
chimes, see the shimmering colors on the wall:
I fell against her and cried; and there in my
crying I knew that she would die. I can still remember the touch of her hand on my head,
and the smell of her thick woollen sweater
pressed against my face. "I will always be with
you, Little Sek-Lung, but in a different way . . .
you'll see."
Months went by, and nothing happened.
Then one late September evening, when I had
just come home from Chinese school,
Grandmama was preparing supper when she
looked out our kitchen window and saw a cat—
a long, lean white cat—jump into our garbage
pail and knock it over. She ran out to chase it
away, shouting curses at it. She did not have
her thick sweater on and when she came back
into the house, a chill gripped her. She leaned
against the door: "That was not a cat," she said,
and the odd tone of her voice caused my father
to look with alarm at her. "I can not take back
my curses. It is too late." She took hold of my
father's arm: "It was all white and had pink eyes
like sacred fire."
My father started at this, and they both
looked pale. Mv brothers and sister, clearing
the table, frozen in their gestures.
"The fog has confused you," Stepmother
said. "It was just a cat."
But Grandmama shook her head, for she
knew it was a sign. "I will not live forever," she
said. "I am prepared."
The next morning she was confined to her
bed with a severe cold. Sitting by her, playing
with some of my toys, I asked her about the cat:
"Why did father jump at the cat with the pink
eyes? He didn't see it, you did."
"But he and your mother know what it
means."
"What?"
"My friend, the juggler, the magician, was as
pale as white jade, and he had pink eyes." I
thought she would begin to tell me one of her
stories, a tale of enchantment or of a wondrous
adventure, but she only paused to swallow; her
eyes glittered lost in memory. She took my
hand, gently opening and closing her fingers
over it. "Sek-Lung," she sighed, "he has come
back to me."
Then Grandmama sank back into her pillow
and the embroidered flowers lifted to frame her
wrinkled face. I saw her hand over my own, and
my own began to tremble. I fell fitfully asleep
by her side. When 1 woke up it was dark and
her bed was empty. She had been taken to the
hospital and I was not permitted to visit.
A few days after that she died ofthe complications of pneumonia. Immediately after her
death my father came home and said nothing
to us, but walked up the stairs to her room,
pulled aside the drawn lace curtains of her window and lifted the windchimes to the sky.
I began to cry and quickly put my hand in
my pocket for a handkerchief. Instead, caught
between my fingers, was the small, round firmness ofthe jade peony. In my mind's eye I saw
Grandmama smile and heard, softly, the pink
centre beat like a beautiful, cramped heart.
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■ fter a long and careful search,
n«lpwed down in the end to four
lJUf qualified candidates, Dr.
liei Granot has been chosen as
the new dean of Graduate Studies,
replacing Dr. John Grace whose six
year term ended in June.
A professor of Management Science in the
Faculty of
Commerce
and Business Administration, Dr.
Granot is
no stranger
to Graduate Studies, having served
for the past five years as an associate dean. Responsible initially for
student admissions and later for
awards, under her tenure the
number of graduate awards obtained by UBC at the national level
rose significantly, and she helped
create new fundraising initiatives for
graduate fellowships.
Dr. Granot received a BSc in
mathematics in 1969 and an MSc in
computer science in 1971 from the
Technion, the Israel Institute of
Technology. In 1974 she obtained an
interdisciplinary PhD in mathematics, computer science and business
administration from the University
of Texas at Austin, followed by a
post-doctoral fellowship at
Dalhousie University. In 1975 she
joined the Faculty of Commerce
and Business Administration at UBC
and in 1986 was awarded the Advisory Council Chair Professorship in
Management Science. She is also a
member of UBC's Institute of Applied Mathematics and is associated
with the Forest Economics & Policy
Analysis research unit as well as the
Centre for Research in Women's
Studies and Gender Relations.
Dr. Granot is committed to the
faculty's dual role of ensuring a productive and supportive environment
for graduate students, and providing
leadership in collaborative and
cross-boundary research, teaching
and professional development. Priorities include recruitment and orientation of students, expansion of
student involvement and recognition in faculty affairs, exploration of
new fundraising initiatives and the
continued support of interdisciplinary research through the faculty's
various research centres and institutes.
ARTS
r. Shirley Neuman, the dean of
the Faculty of Arts, has just completed her term of office as chair of
the English department at the University of Alberta. She is an experienced and innovative administrator,
a fellow of the Royal Society (on
which she currently serves as president of the Academy of Humanities
and Social Sciences), and past president of ACCUTE and the Canadian
Association of Chairs of English. She
has  been active on SSHRCC committees, most notably the Major
Collaborative Initiatives Programme.
Dr. Neuman's research interests
include Canadian literature, women
writers, modernism and autobiography. She was founding editor at two
Canadian literary presses, NeWest
and Longspoon; wrote on Gertrude
Stein.Yeats and Robert Kroetsch;
edited a collection of essays on Canadian women writers; published
extensively in leading periodicals
and journals and is working on a biography of Canadian writer bpNi-
chol and the culture of his time.
The success rate of graduate students working under her supervision attests to Dr. Neuman's reputation as a teacher in high demand. At
the University of Alberta, she was
the founding chair for the new
Women's Studies Program, introduced full funding for PhD students,
initiated team-taught interdisciplinary graduate courses and expanded the undergraduate curriculum in post-colonial theory and cultural studies.
Dr. Neuman is joined by two new
associate deans: Dr. Janet Walker
from the Dept. of Psychology and
Dr. Neil Guppy from the Dept. of
Anthropology and Sociology.
LIBRARY
any alumni are astonished by
niw campus construction.The Li-
b|ary system is part ofthis renewal.
Because of size and location,
Koerner is the focus. However, an
annex to the Scarfe Building featuring brick, glass, a pagoda roof-line
and interesting gardens should not
be missed. Dean Sheehan's
committment to the Library's place
in education programs is underlined
by the location of its public areas
adjacent to the Main Mall entrance.
1996/97 is the 40th anniversary
of UBC accepting full responsibility
for forming teachers and there are
many graduates who profess nostalgia for times spent planning with
teaching materials and ideas. When
the Normal School closed, K—12
texts, children's books and pictures
were briefly housed in Main and
then transferred to the new Curriculum Lab on the 3rd floor of
Scarfe although it was understood
to be an unsuitable, temporary
space. From 1968, professional
monographs and journals created
an evolution from laboratory to
professional library but attempts to
secure a better location were not
successful until 1994.
Visitors to the new Education
Library undoubtedly notice the adaptation to technology more than
anything else. Card catalogues have
been replaced by fiche and online
access. Next year users will be
served by "windows." This branch
also maintains more than a dozen
special databases on CD-ROM
while the K-12 media collection features the same format as sample
teaching materials. E-mail service
and searches from locations on the
Internet are now basic sources of
instruction for all levels of research.
Services must also be adapted to
faculty changes. Preservice students
require resources on a twelve
month basis. Research needs of faculty and graduates are sophisticated
and diverse. However, probably
more demanding than anything else
is the acceptance of continuing professional education by most of BC's
40,000 classroom teachers. At least
25-30% have achieved status beyond
the minimal level, and boards promote informal, noncredit workshops. Study without local collections presents problems but the Library is grappling with ways to
streamline document delivery.The
notion of a virtual library available
at a distance is intriguing.
LAW
*§« he Faculty of Law's alumni-
b«j|ed UBC Law Endowment Fund
campaign is underway with a goal to
rafte $1 million. It will be matched
by the university's President's Fund.
The fund will enable the law school
to support ongoing change and
growth. Specifically, it will support
the development of new curriculum
in international trade law, intellectual property, communications law
and alternative justice systems; research assistantships and financial
aid for students; enriched programs
in legal research and writing; public
conferences and lectures on important issues such as constitutional
change, environmental legislation
and the implications of claims for
indigenous self-government and
other initiatives which will maintain
UBC's excellent level of legal education and research.
The campaign is led by co-chairs
Michael O'Keefe LLB'65 and
Dorothy Byrne LLB'77 and honorary
chair Dr. George Curtis QCOBC,
LLD(Hon)'82. Michael and Dorothy
are assisted by James P.Taylor QC,
LLB'49;The Honourable Lloyd
MacKenzie LLB'48, Morley Koffman
QC, LLB'52; Warren Wilson QC,
LLB'67;Tom Roper LLB'74, Debra
Sing QC, LLB'80; John Anderson
LLB'90;The Honourable Mr.Justice
Bruce Cohen LLB'65;The Honourable Judge Elizabeth Arnold LLB'78;
24
UBC Ail mm Chronicle, fall 1996 FACULTY NEWS
Grant Burnyeat QC, LLB'73; Keith
Mitchell QC, LLB'7/; Professor Bob
Reid LLB'74; Professor Karin
Mickelson LLB'88 and Dean Lynn
Smith QC, LLB'73.
For further information on the
campaigns please call the Faculty of
Law Development Office at 822-
3303.
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
ollowing a long tradition of
providing adults with learning opportunities, first through extension
and continuing education, more recently through professional development opportunities, the faculty is
now providing credentials aimed at
meeting adult learner needs in burgeoning knowledge areas.
A post—degree Diploma in Management of Aquaculture Systems is
now available. Offered in conjunction with Malaspina University College, it provides the opportunity to
acquire theoretical understandings
and applied technical and managerial
skills in a relatively new area.The
program can be completed in nine
months with participants able to
take courses at both institutions.
There is considerable flexibility in
course selections that can suit individual interests.
Three of the Faculty's courses
appropriate for the Diploma can be
taken through distance education.
Animal Science 480, 481 and 581,
Intensive Fish Production, Fish Nutrition and Fish Diseases, respectively, are among the I 2 introductory and specialized Faculty courses
that students can take at home.
New initiatives in distance education involve the production of technology-oriented distributed learning
materials which can be used in a
variety of learning contexts on-cam-
pus and off. Credit courses in
Turfgrass Management, Integrated
Pest Management, Fruit Production,
and Management of Sustainable
Landscapes will be available for
home or workplace study in the
next year or two.
Certificates in Turfgrass Management and Garden Design are also
being developed co-operatively with
Continuing Studies.These programs
should be offered early next year.
Although the Garden Design Certificate will be provided face-to-
face in intensive blocks totaling 6
weeks, much of the Turfgrass program will be available through the
World Wide Web, multi-media and
other technological delivery tools.
These courses will also be available
on a stand-alone basis.The faculty
also has links to the Certificate in
Watershed Management program
that is being developed through
Continuing Studies and the Institute
for Resources and Environment.
FORESTRY
, esearch support in the Faculty
Srestry has grown steadily over
ast five years. Last year we re-
Siv«l more than $7 million from
extramural funding sources. In 1991
the figure was $4.3 million. Most of
it was for research activities. Provincial sources accounted for 41% of
our research funds with more than
half of that coming from the newly
created Forest Renewal BC Research Fund and 40% from the Ministry of Forests. Federal sources
supported 38% of our research. Industry supported 14%. Extramural
funding resources now exceed our
general purpose operating grant.
Our research efforts are province-wide. Of the 180 faculty members' projects ofthe past 5 years,
42% were in the Vancouver Forest
Region, 18% in the Cariboo Region,
15% in the Kamloops Region, 13% in
the Prince George Region, 8% in the
Prince Rupert Region and 4% in the
Nelson Region.
Increased research activity means
more opportunity for graduate
studies.The number of graduate students in Forestry has increased
from 120 in 1991 to 189 last year.
Details can be obtained by contacting the faculty at 604-822-2727 for a
copy of our latest Annual Report.
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by Zoe Landale
Shadow Weather: Poems Selected and
New by Charles Lillard
(Sono Nis, paper, $12.95)
comes from a writer
hopelessly in love with
"the Sitka biome." He
says: "This coast in the
dark, /a woman I can neither understand nor
leave." Lillard has
worked in wilderness areas from Alaska to Puget
Sound; he tells us he has "paid his dues." In
"Petroglyph atTidemark" he tells of a shaman
who "beat this nightmare into the elsewhen of
rock" and his own submergence as he stares at it,
"The dark green water of that dive...a wave/ curling in from a wordless place."
The tension in the book comes from the
contrast between the power the writer
has gained from knowing the land, and his power-
lessness, represented by hitchhiking, drinking, being broke and cold and alone in these same remote areas. Perhaps because of the selected nature of the work there is, for this reader, a feeling
of compression.There are too many anecdotal
poems and not enough transformative ones like
"Encounter, Waldron Island," and the fine "Closing Down Kah Shakes Creek."
No sooner had I finished the last poem than
I turned to the beginning of the book again,
searching out the poems about Kah Shakes
Creek, trying to put together a narrative about
the mysterious Elena.
The artwork on the cover is gorgeous, with
birds huddling in circles of rain. Lillard's last book
of poems won the BC Poetry Book Prize in 1988.
Possible Worlds: Utopian Experiments in
British Columbia by
Justine Brown (New Star,
paper, $16) gains in
poignancy because it was
written by a person who
grew up on a commune
and knows first hand the tensions that can beset
intentional communities. Chatty in scope rather
than encyclopedic, the book is fascinating reading.
It's dotted with photographs, too: we rarely go
longer than three pages without a snapshot. From
Bella Coola colonists on a fishing expedition
(1890),to a hippie commune once known as
"Williams Lake's worst nightmare" (1992), the
photographs gently evoke the flavour of the
times. What's surprising to me is that it's not all
past history, either.The Williams Lake commune,
for instance, is still in existence and is now respected in the community for its organic farming
techniques.
While clothes for the women change, however, from long dresses and hats to oversize plaid
shirts and gum boots, there is a certain similarity
of treed backgrounds. Fleeing to the wisdom of
the country has been going on for a long time.
Brown provides  useful historical information as a
backdrop to the waves of settlers.
The writer's personal experience was that
communal life was "like a gorgeously troubled
love affair; it lingers in memory." Her tone is
playful. "Trips to the supermarket at Chemainus, a
ferry-ride away, were frowned upon. But nothing
was more desirable.With its sexy enclosures of
shapely, dependable edibles, nothing is more
glamourous to a commune kid than junk food."
I would have liked a longer book.
Black Snow:An Imaginative Memoir by
Ernest Hekkanen and
Margrith Schraner (New
Orphic Publishers, paper,
$23.95) pushes the
boundaries of creative
non-fiction. In it, two
characters with the same
names as the authors
write a novel about
themselves recalling
something that actually happened.The work is
concerned with the idea of journey, both exterior
and interior, and the writers are completely candid about their wants and failings. Endearingly
candid to my mind, but others I've tried to loan
the book to have recoiled. "You mean they go
into detail about their sex lives? Forget it.That's
weird."
The memoir is narrated contrapuntally.
Much ofthe odyssey to Quadra Island is written
in the third person, though "I" and "we" and
"you" figure as well.Technically, the switches in
point-of-view lend interest to the story and the
reader always knows who's talking. I also liked
the excitement, the inclusiveness ofthe first part
ofthe book.The Ernest character wants to put
everything in: snow, the Gulf War, menstrual
blood, breakfasts in cafes. Later on, after the
writers leave Quadra, the narrative bogs down. It
needs the magic island as focus.
The book is adorned with photographs by
Schraner of events mentioned in the story. Is art
imitating life or life imitating art?These artists are
serious about the impersonal nature of what they
create. Whether a person is embarrassed by
Hekkanen and Schraner's work, or wants to
cheer them on, to write this book took guts.
fEj>s««rKB<K. <rse<   Climate and the Af-
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t. •'   Elsted (Sono Nis, paper,
$12.95) is  a book of poems. I am struck by the
precision and scrupulousness Elsted brings to
language, the slightly
withdrawn-from-the-
world flavour of his poetry. For him, to see an
object truly is to possess it."When simplicity deceives, widen the eye/ and see what learning may
be made of a thing not understood." This passion
for knowing, for understanding, is a keynote of
the book.Along with it goes an unspoken cherishing that gives the sub-textual feeling that the
writer would make a great friend.Take the poem
"Jennifer Dancing."
It was unexpected, it was late afternoon, I was
walking alone, slow
in the blunt sun, when I saw Jennifer. She was
dancing.
Now my opinion of morning is Jennifer dancing.
She is a white wave against the water.Jennifer
dancing is the morning increasingly polished
with heat and air above the water dancing...
On the book jacket, Robert Bringhurst remarks that Elsted is not a fashionable poet.This is
true. Elsted's writing  is not anguished, nor does
it reflect inner city life and worry about violence.
Instead his writing is firmly tied into nature and
relationships. His concerns are that of a witness.
I find it unfortunate that the most inaccessible poetry in the book," 14 Changes on an Sao of
Huang Bau-xi" is smack at the beginning.A friend
tells me that Elsted is an extraordinarily effective
reader. Perhaps these poems are meant to be
read aloud.
Hell No We Won't Go: Vietnam Draft Re-
sisters in Canada by Alan Haig-Brown
(Raincoast Books, paper, $ 18.95) has a wishy-
washy cover that doesn't serve the book well. It's
worth going beyond that, though, to the Pierre
Berton introduction and the interviews where
Haig-Brown documents both the idealism and
confusion of the Vietnam years.
In the late sixties and early seventies, be-
26      L'BC Alumni Chkoniclk, Fall 1996 BOOKS
tween 10,000 and
100,000American draft
dodgers came to
Canada. Who were
these people? The rich?
Heroes for refusing to
kill in an unjust war or
cowards who wouldn't
hang in and support
their country? Haig-
Brown doesn't let his
readers get away with
such mistaken pigeon-holing. In painfully honest
interviews, we meet twenty of these Americans.
It is as though we, the readers, are sitting down
in a kitchen having tea with them.We hear of parents who supported their kids, others who condemned them bitterly. One draft dodger became
a counsellor for the Committee to Aid American
War Objectors inVancouver. Ironically, his clean-
cut twin brother was an induction officer in
Seattle. Sometimes, seeing the long-haired Vancouver man, draft dodgers would panic, thinking
they'd found themselves across the desk from
their induction officer in a wig. Paranoia ofthe
times, often deserved.
This reader grew up with the Country Joe
and the Fish song"l-Feel-Like-l'm-Fixing-To-Die
Rag" that's prominent in the front ofthe book. I
thought I knew why the draft dodgers had come
here.Wrong.Their real stories are much richer
than I had imagined.
PASSION FRUIT TE/»
Eleonore Schonnuiei
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Passion Fruit Tea by
Eleonore Schonmaier
(Roseway Publishing, paper, unpriced)  is a low-
key book of short fiction.The nine stories
feature decent characters, small-town sorts
who do the best they
can with what life's dealt
them.The first four feature Ina, the narrator, and her grumpy, chauvinistic husband, Basil. Schonmaier is acutely aware of
the accommodations women and men make for
each another: the book vibrates between the
tension of wanting a settled relationship and the
emotional price the characters pay when they are
in one.
What isn't said in this book echoes heavily.
A married daughter leaves her husband and child
and comes back to stay with Ina and Basil.The
daughter never tells her parents why she left, and
the mother makes only a half-hearted, badgering
attempt to find out, as though she doesn't really
expect her daughter to tell her. Ina muses,
"Those endless days of silence, and now with
Janie it seemed to be worse.A two-folded silence
crushing in."
In another story, a hand paper maker finds
out her hired help (and child substitute) has
learned in the matter of "a few months and without instruction what it took me years to learn.
Already she has far surpassed me." But there's
no exploration of this: it's left dangling. More dialogue would give these stories some zip. Likeable
as these characters are, especially the man who
wants to stay home and look after babies, they
are mainly described.
These are real people stories rather than
literary fiction.
A Voice of Her Own:
Women and the Journal-Writing journey,
by Marlene A. Schiwy
BA'78, MA'83. Fireside,
$19.This is both a how-
to guide for women who
have never kept a journal and an inspiration for
those who do.
While it's a self-help
book, written and organized in a very accessible style, it's also a fascinating perspective on the threads linking women's
lives. Schiwy is an academic with a background in
literature, psychology and women studies. She
weaves a wealth of historical information
throughout and quotes from both published and
unpublished journals.
She covers everything from the nuts and
bolts (where and how to find the time, choosing
the right notebook, avoiding unwelcome eyes), to
the more existential. She gives tips on how this
raw and honest writing process can help build
self-understanding and esteem, and be a guide
through life transitions—not to mention an incredibly cheap form of therapy.
Schiwy even reminds us to consider what
will happen to our notebooks if we're suddenly
kidnapped by aliens.You might want to include
lighter fluid, a match and instructions in your will.
Written for a female audience, there is also
much in it for male journal writers and journal-
curious. I'm generally a bit skeptical of self-help
books, but the companionship and shared community I found here, for what has been my own
intensely private journal habit since age 10, surprised me.   Deanna McLeod
I Le his been, among other things, a doctor, teacher, soldier, mentor, civic leader, chancellor, academic, researcher and author. As a
student of life, he has tried just about everything, visited nearly everywhere and met almost everyone.
His successes in his many occupations and his
dealings with the famous and not-so-famous
men and women of his time are richly detailed
in this funny, wry account of SO years of living.
"No Time to Slow Down" is now available at
your bookstore and through UBC Press. $1935
Call UBC Press at 604 S22-59S9 to order.
Published by the UBC Alumni Association
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UBC An mni Chronicle, Fall 1996      27 20s
James H. Craig BA'25 is living in Penticton, BC and has 10
grandchildren, and one great grandchild. He still travels, and
stays in touch with some old classmates from UBC, even
though a series of strokes have left him less mobile.
30s
David E. Carey BA'38 was inducted to the Sport Hall of
Fame in 1995. He was playing tennis for Canada this summer competing in international competition for the Gardnar
Mulloy Cup in the 80 and over bracket. Canada tied for
second in the tournament... Geoffrey Cornish BSc(Agr)'35
was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame this year.
He is a noted golf course architect having designed or remodelled more than 200 golf courses throughout North
America, and a collaborator of two acclaimed books on the
history of golf architecture ... Edmund G. Edgars BA'34,
MA'39, BEd'53 is residing in Sechelt, BC, and remembers all
the long hours and hard work that made up his university
experience ...Catherine (Washington) Heron BA'38 is
living inVancouver, and has two granddaughters, the eldest,
Jennifer, graduated from UBC this year with a BSc in Biology
... Harold W.Smith BASc(MinEng)'35 is living in a lovely
spot on the banks of the Ottawa River. The only UBC grad
he sees regularly is his brother, Cy Smith BASc(GeoEng)'33
who is living in Ottawa.
40s
Marion D.Francis BA'46,MA'49 received the Perkin Medal
from the Society of Chemical Industry.American Section on
March 13, 1996 and the ACS National Industrial Chemists
Award in 1994 in San Diego. He is currently consulting, but
retired from Procter and Gamble in 1993 ...James P.
McGeer BA'44, MA'46 retired from Alcan in 1987, and has
been the Managing Director ofthe Ontario Centre for Materials Research, an Ontario Centre of Excellence ever
since. He has been recognized for his work in furthering
corporate-university cooperation in the field of research,
and in May of 1996 was the recipient of a Doctor of Science
degree, Honorus Causa, from Queen's University ...Wah
Wong BA'48 was elected National President of the Canadian UNICEF Committee to a two year term. He and his
wife Vivian Wong BA'47 retired to Vancouver in 1984 after
Wah had served 30 years with UNICEF overseas, mostly in
Asia. Vivian volunteers with UNICEF,and the Children's
Hospital.
50s
R.J. (Jim) Davies BA'53, BASc(MechEng)'62 retired from 30
years as a consulting engineer in Canada and Asia. He is
relocating to Schooner Cove.Vancouver Island ... John F.
Hamilton BCom'55 is still General Manager ofthe Insurance Brokers Association of BC. He and wife Norma have
recently moved toWestVancouver ...Arthur Houston
MA'56, PhD'58 retired as Professor Emeritus from the faculty of Brock University following service as Chair, Biological Sciences and Dean, Faculty of Mathematics and Science.
A recipient of the Canada 125 Medal he was recently invested as an Officer in the Military and Hospitaller Order of
St. Lazarus of Jerusalem ...Arthur Hughes BA'58 has been
awarded the Canadian military's recently introduced, but
retroactive, Special Service Medal for his work while a lieutenant in the British Army stationed at NATO headquarters
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UBC  Al.l'MM  ClIRONICl.K,   FAIL   1996 CLASS ACTS
in Paris, 45 years ago ... Al Hunter BCom'52 retired July I,
1996. He taught at universities in Japan, Italy, Kenya, Uganda,
Tanzania, UK, US, Slovenia and six in Canada. Al plans to
continue teaching in the third world and play as much
hockey as possible. He is a historian for Alberta Chartered
Accountants and remains a Professor Emeritus ...John
Klassen BA'55 is retiring and returning to BC. He and his
wife plan to leave Brazil permanently after almost 37 years
of seminary teaching in Curitiba, and related ministries in
Sao Paulo ...Clarence Madhosingh BSc(Agr)'54,MA'58
retired last January after a 36 year career as a research scientist in the federal department of Agriculture. He now
resides in London, Ontario and heads the Biotechnology
Research Consultants company ...R.M. (Monty)
Newnham MF'58,PhD'64 has retired from the Canadian
Forest Service after more than 3 I years of service following
the closure ofthe Petawawer National Forestry Institute.
60s
Peter Allan BA'60, MA'66 retired in June from Mount
Allison University after 30 years as a professor of French.
He is now living in Halifax ... Benjamin C. Hui PhD'69 recently joined Epichem Inc. asVice President of Operations ...
Graydon D. Lally BSc'69 just started his new law practice
specializing in construction law in Halifax ...Twice nominated for the Order of BC and currently serving as vice
president for the BC and Yukon division ofthe Duke of Edinburgh's Awards, Robert B. MacKay BCom'64 is the managing partner of Gowling, Strathy and Henderson.Vancouver
office, practicing in advertising, marketing and competition
law ...William D.Sawchen BA'68 is now retired and living
in New Westminster ... Sandra (Wood) Smith BA'64,
MA'67 is Manager of Local Planning Services for the Islands
Trust, who are the land use planning authority for the Gulf
Islands. She received her PhD in geography from UVIC in
June, 1996.
70s
Ken Anderson BSc'77 has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer ofthe Northwest Regional Health Board in BC
... Dave Bulger BSF'78 and wife Brenda are pleased to announce the birth of their new daughter Karen Alexandra.
Dave continues to work for Still Northwest in Chehalis.WA
... Bruce Calder BA'70 is BCTel's AssistantVice-president
of Corporate Sales ... Claudia Cornwall's BA'70 second
book,"Letter fromVienna:A Daughter Uncovers her Family's Jewish Past", won the 1996 Hubert Evans Award, the BC
book prize for best non-fiction ...After teaching elementary
school in Mission for ten years, Burnaby for seven, and English in Mongolia, Maureen (McKeown) Cunningham
BEd'78 finally married Bill Cunningham and moved to Port
McNeill onVancouver Island, near her favourite windsurfing
spot, Nimpkish Lake ...AvonleaTraditions, owned by
Kathryn Gallagher Morton BSW'77,MBA'83, was identified by Profit Magazine as being one of Canada's fastest
growing companies. Kathryn and husband Greg Morton had
a second child,Victoria, on December 12, 1995, a sister for
Stuart (3) ... Ernest B. Ingles MLS'74 has been honoured
by the Bibliographic Society of Canada for his major scholarly contributions to Canadian bibliography. He was
awarded the Marie Tremaine Medal at a ceremony in Halifax
... Harry Janzen BEd'71 earned a doctorate in Educational
Leadership at Nova Southeastern University, Florida in 1996
... Brian P.Johnson BASc(CivEng)'71 was appointedVice
President of Stanley Associates Engineering Ltd. in February,
1996. He has worked throughout BC as a consultant in the
municipal engineering field for the past 25 years. He is responsible for the BC operations, and Stanley's International
Advanced Waste Water Treatment... Nattalia Lea BASc'78
has self published a book,"Miracles for the Entrepreneur" ...
Donald Luxton BA'76, BArch'83 has formed a new consulting firm, Donald Luxton and Associates, specializing in heritage architecture ...The Canadian Society of Agricultural Engineering is pleased to announce that Ali Madani MASc'76
has been awarded the CSAEJim Beamish Award. He received the award for his outstanding achievements in research and teaching in the area of soil and water engineering ... Brad Martin BCom'78 is moving back to Calgary with
Canadian Pacific Railway as Director of Operations Support.
He is accompanied by wife Dawn (Biden) Martin
BSc(Agr)'79 and daughters Kim (13) and Nicki (10). Dawn
was a Teaching Assistant in the Science Department at
Windsor High School in North Vancouver ... Both Rowland
McLeod LLB'72 and wife Jacqueline Kelly are partners at
the Vancouver law firm of Davis and Co. They have two
daughters, ages 15 and 12. Rowland is currently the President of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon
and a director of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of
Canada ...After working for 10 years overseas, mainly in
Pakistan and Egypt,John F. Metzger BASc(AgrEng)'74 has
been living in Montreal for two years, employed by SNC-
Lavalin Agriculture Inc., and continuing to work with international agricultural development projects ...Devon L.
Muhlert BEd'76 was awarded the 1996 Shari Meakin Bursary through the Burnaby Arts Council for a body of
photojournalistic work in 1995. Devon, husband Alex and
three children have lived in the North Okanagan for 10
years, and oldest daughterTami starts college in the fall ...
Patricia Marie Pierce BSc'75, MD'79 and Mitchell Altman
had their first child, Benjamin Harold Altman, on June 22,
1996 in Las Vegas, where Patricia has worked for six years as
an obstetrician specializing in maternal fetal medicine ...
Shannon (Martin) Purves-Smith BA'71 has graduated
with high distinction from Wilfrid Laurier University with a
Bachelor of Arts in French ... Stewart E. Rohrer 8Sc'76,
DMD'80 has completed the examination for certification by
the American Board of Orthodontics and is now "Board
Certified" ... Omer Ungan BASc(MechEng)'75 lives inAn-
kara,Turkey. After working some years in Saudi Arabia, he
now works for the Housing Development Administration as
a manager dealing with the World Bank projects relating to
disaster occurrences inTurkey. Old classmates are asked to
e-mail him at <ou02-k@servis.net.tr>.
80s
Laurie Allan BA'80 is working as a freelance graphic designer ... Dan Bednar BCom'87 has been promoted to the
position of Controller for the Aoste Group, a newly acquired processed meats subsidiary of Sara Lee Corporation.
The Aoste Group is located in France ...Craig Campbell
BCom'80 has relocated to Montreal from Vancouver with
wifeTrina and daughterTessa (born December 17, 1995).
Craig is heading up Price Waterhouse's forest products consulting group ... Christianne (Christensen) Carin BFA'86
is developing an Ecotourism project (destination resort) in
the South Okanagan for Patagonia Resorts ... Brian Neal
Carley BASc(CivEng)'85, MASc'88 and Megan K. Ryan
BSc'86, BEd'88 have a son, Ryan Clifford Carley, born December 9, I 996, and a new business, Carley and Associates
Environmental Services ... Linda (Shepheard) Castagna
BCom'88 and Roberto Castagna BCom'87 were married in
November 1994, and just celebrated the arrival of their first
child.Andrew Michael, on June 30, 1996 ...Wanda
Chalmers Peinhaupt BSVV'87 has been on staff at the
Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Centre since July
1987. Wanda has been active in program development. She
married Joe Peinhaupt in 1989, and they have two daughters,
Caitlin( 1991) and Taylor (1992) ...After a year as assistant
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In Memoriam
RoderickVictor Anderson BASc(CivEng)'31
of Thornhill, Ontario in January 1996.
Paul Barclay-Estrop BA'57
of Saltspring Island, BC on June 21,1996.
Frederick Leroy (Rick) Bardal BASc'70
of Calgary, Alberta on May 7,1996.
R.J. Richard (Dick) Blockberger BCom'49
ofWest Vancouver, BC on April 28,1996.
Ann (Hughe*) ChaJand BA'64, MA'69
of\fictoria,BConJuh/18,1996.
Michael Philip Chamber. BA'58, LLB'61
ofVancouver, BC in December 1994.
W.A.Craighead BASc(ChemEng)'40
of North Vancouver, BC in 1993.
Patricia (Borgerson) Crone BA'46
ofVictoria, BC on August 2,1996.
James Curtis BA'19, BASc(ForEng)'30
of Comox, BC on May 16,1996.
F.A.K. Ernstsohn MScfEffog)'59
of Roxboro, Quebec on June 17,1996.
Margaret j. Estey BA'28
ofVancouver, BC on May 14,1996.
Claire (Lugsdin) Fleetwood BA'3I,MA'33
ofVictoria, BC on June 5, J 996.
David W. Foubister BA'37tBEd'58
of Cranbrook, BC on March 25,1996.
...   Edwa^f^WJterbei'tiBA'^
ofVancouver, BC on January 10,1996.
Arthur Muirhead Howard BA'33. MA'36, BEd'50
ofVictoria, BC on June 8, J996.
Catharine Elizabeth (Chubb) Hunter BA'70,
MSW73
ofWest Vancouver, BC on August 11,1996.
Jane Claire Inkster BA'61
of Nanaimo, BC on July 29.1996.
Windsor Jew BA'89
ofVancouver, BC on March 30,1996.
Mary Elizabeth Lade BA'Z6
ofVancouver, BC.
one of the original Great Trekkers.
professor in the Chemistry Department at Ottawa University, Denise (Schwerdtfeger) Chauret BSc'89 has moved
to the United States with her husband, Christian, who is
now an assistant professor at Indiana University at Kokomo.
Denise is teaching at IUK as well ... Robert Craigen BSc'81
received an MA and PhD in math from the University of
Waterloo, was appointed "AIMS Chair of Mathematics" at
Fresno Pacific College in August 1995, and has two children,
Christopher (8), and Lisa (4) ... Roberet Crymble BEd'89
and Lynn Schneider BEd'88 were married in October
1988. Rob is teaching drama at Pitt Meadows Secondary,
and Lynn is teaching the same at Sentinel Secondary School.
Their daughter, Thalia Leanne was born April 5, 1996 ...A
new daughter was born to Maria (Nitins) Dibb BSc'83,
MD'87 and Alan Dibb BSc'84. Charlotte (September 1995)
is a sister to Patrick (4) and Kevin (3). Maria has a family
practice in Invermere, BC and Alan works as a biologist for
Parks Canada ... Sandra L. Dick LLB'89 will marry Jim Hutt
on October 16, 1996 ...Sam Erlenbach BASc(EIEng)'85
received an MSc from the University of Alberta in May 1995,
and was hired as a software applications consultant for a
company located in the heart of SiliconeValley. In November of 1995, he married Krista on the Island of Barbados,
and they live in the Bay Area ... Sean Gilbert BCom'88 and
Julie (Prasloski) Gilbert BSN'87 welcome Cameron
Bryce to their family (June 1996). a brother for Graeme
(August 1992) and Stuart (January 1994)... Rob Harder
BSc'87 and ElanaWolowidnyk BSc'88 had a baby boy,
Jeremy David Harder, on April 16, 1996, and are residing in
North Vancouver ... Selena Diane Headley BSW'87 received and MA in international studies from FullerTheologi-
cal Seminary in Pasadena, California in June 1996 ... Pamela
D.J. Hodgson BEd'87 has been teaching in Kamloops for 4
years after teaching in Langley for a year, and Summerland
for three ... Debra (Kominski) Horton BSc'85, MSc'89
and Dexter Horton BSc'85 got together at their 10 year
highschooi reunion in September 199 I, and were married
the following August. They bought a new house and moved
to Mission, BC in November I 995. Their son, Evan James
was born January I 1, 1996 ... Helen (Shou) Ing BSN'89 is
working as a research nurse with the department of Ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic. Her husband is doing a cornea fellowship there. They are looking forward to the long
Rochester winter ... Gail Lin Joe BEd'83, MEd'85 is enjoying
teaching Grade I I, International Baccalaureate English at
the Colegio Americano de Quito. She will be in Quito, Ecuador until June 1997 ... Yen Jong BA'83 and Barbara
McMillan BA'83, Mi.S'87 were married May 18, 1996 in
Calgary.Alberta ...Jill Kempton BCom'89 and Robert
Komlos BCom'87 were married on July 20, 1996 in West
Vancouver. The couple honeymooned in Maui and Kauai
and reside in West Vancouver ... Bob Klimek BCom'89 and
Connie (Kilian) Klimek BSN'87, MSN'95 are pleased to
announce the birth of their second son, Kurtis Michael, a
little brother for Cole (2). Bob works as the Senior Lateral
Auditor at the City of Burnaby and Connie works primarily
as a mom, but also as a home care nurse with the Vancouver
Health Board ...Sandra Lapsky BA'80 and Mark
THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
KILLAM UNIVERSITY PRIZES
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS IN THE FACULTY OF ARTS
Once again the University is recognizing excellence in teaching through the awarding of prizes
to faculty members.The Faculty of Arts will select five (5) winners of the prizes for excellence
in teaching for 1997.
Alumni are encouraged to bring their suggestions for teaching prize winners to the attention of
the head ofthe department, the director of the school or the chair ofthe programme in which
the instructor is teaching.
Eligibility: Eligibility is open to faculty who have three or more years of teaching at UBC.The
three years include 1996-97.
Criteria: The awards will recognize distinguished teaching at all levels, introductory, advanced,
graduate courses, graduate supervision, and any combination of levels.
Nomination Process: Members of faculty, students, or alumni may suggest candidates to the
head of the department, the director of the school, or the chair of the program in which the
nominee teaches.These suggestions should be in writing and signed by one or more students,
alumni, or faculty, and they should include a very brief statement of the basis for the nomina-
tion.You may write a letter of nomination or pick up a form from the office ofthe Dean of Arts
in Buchanan Building, Room B 130.
Deadlines: The deadline for submission of nominations to departments, schools or programs,
is 27 January 1997.
Winners will be announced in the Spring, and they will be identified as well during Spring
Convocation in May.
For further information about these awards contact your department or callAssociate Dean of
Arts, Dr. Errol Durbach at 822-3828.
30     UBC Alumni Chronicle, fall 1996 CLASS ACTS
Roseberry BSc'82 are happy to announce the birth of
Nicholas Lapsky Roseberry on July I, I 996 ... Grant
Lockhart BASc(GeoEng)'94 is project Geophysicist with
BHP Diamonds Inc. in Kelowna. He and wife, Kathryn
(Krueger) Lockhart BA'82, have just bought a home and
on April 11,1996 welcomed second daughter, Fiona
Elisabeth ... Perry MacDonald BCom'88 was recently promoted with Weyerhaeuser Company. His position as a
Transportation Manager involves travel to Florida,N.Carolina and Georgia. Sandra (Trepanier) MacDonald
BCom'87 and Perry relocated to Tacoma from Kamloops as
a result of a previous promotion. Sandra also works for
Weyerhaeuser Company in their recycling business ... In July
1996, Denise Mills MSc'84 began a new position with the
Montana Department of Environmental Quality, relocating
from Portland, Oregon to Helena, Montana. The position is
a great challenge and involves building the newly organized
environmental agency from the bottom up ...In March 1996,
Louise Moon BA'84 was awarded Canadian Television's
Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Children's or Youth Program for her work on the CBC teen consumer program,
Street Cents ...Andrea Demchuk Mozer BA'8/,MA'85
married Francis Mozer in 1991, and they have a son, Severn
Rochester Stefan, born January 3, 1995. Andrea is still
working on her PhD in Political Science at the University of
Toronto ... Brian North BCom'83, LicAcct'84 and Susan
(Neri) North BSc'85 are pleased to announce the arrival
of their second child, Michael, on March 24, 1996, a brother
for Kayla, born on May 7, 1994 ... Doug Ondrik BPE'82,
BEd'88 and Kim (Dell) Ondrik BEd'88 are both educators
with the Delta School District as well as the very blessed
parents of 2 boys,Will (3 III) and Jake (4 months). They live
in Tsawwassen ...The Partners of Clark,Wilson, Barristers
and Solicitors, are pleased to announce that Herbert I.
Ono LLB'86 has joined the firm. Herbert will focus his
practice in the area of securities ... Greg Osborne
BASc(EIEng)'88, a senior engineer in CellularTerminal Systems at Nortel in Ottawa, is proud to announce the arrival
of his daughter Shannon Rose ...Annick Press is publishing
Julie Ovenell-Carters BA'8 / first book for children in
1997, titled Adam's Daycare ... Donna Palmer-Dodds
BEd'82, DipArtHis'84, Gordon Dodds BA'83 and children,
Matthew and Olivia, have moved to New Delhi, India.
Gordon is working with the Foreign Service and Donna is
substitute teaching, and learning that riding elephants and
camels can be fun ...Shaun Pattenden BSc'88 is enjoying
life in Duncan, BC with his wife, Carol, and four year old
daughter, Beth. He left exploration geology in 1992 to pursue teaching, but now is back doing geology, with an environmental focus ... Doug Redmond BASc'85 is president of
R.A. Duff and Associates Inc, aVancouver based electrical
communications and security engineering firm. He lives in
Port Coquitlam with wife Joanne, and children Trevor (4)
and Hayley (2) ... Luis P. Reyes MBA'83 has lived and
worked in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia for the last I I years. During that time he has travelled to Europe, the Middle East and
Asia. He was remarried 6 years ago toYolanda, and they
now have two children, Alyssa {41/2), and Ashley (5 months)
... Janine (Thomson) Roberts BSN'88 and Stephen
Roberts had a beautiful baby boy on February 3, 1996,
Colton Ward Roberts, a brother for Mikayla ... Rajiv
Prakash Saxena MASc(CivEng)'83 is living in India with
wife, Kirti, and two sons, Kartikeya (10) andVinayakeye {I).
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31 CLASS ACTS
In Memoriam
RolandWilliam Lauener MD'56
ofTrail,BConJuly8, 1996.
Robert B. Leeson BCom'35
of West Vancouver, BC on February 21,1996.
Laura Loucks BEd'65
of North Vancouver, BC on July 27, 1996.
J.D. Mair BASc(ChemEng)'40
ofVictoria, BC in June 1995.
Kathleen Frances (Brain) Maule BA'30
of Victoria, BC on May 19, 1996.
Clare N. McAllister BA'l 7, DipSocWk'45
ofVictoria, BC in June 1996.
Mary Louise McKay BSN'61
ofVancouver, BC on April 14, 1996.
Edith Stacey Paul BA'28
ofVancouver, BC on May 4,1996.
Audrey Frances (Harwood) Robinson BA'39
ofVancouver, BC on May 9,1994.
Robert G.Saunders BASc(OvEng)'49
of North Vancouver, BC on April I, 1996.
John C.M.Scott BA'47
ofVancouver, BC on March 10,1996.
Ian R. Seymour BA'51, LLB'54
ofVictoria, BC on May 27, 1996.
David John Shirley MBA'86
of Hamilton, Ontario on July 20, 1996.
John D.Simpson BASc(ChemEng)'47
of Mt. St. Helaire, Quebec on July 8, 1996.
Barbara (Cowan) Sutherland-Brown BCom'49
ofVictoria, BC on June 20, 1996.
Christopher Dean Taylor BASc(GV£ng)'76
ofVancouver, BC on April 7, 1996.
CarlTolman BA'24
of St. Louis, MO.
RaymondV.Tomlinson BSc'54, MSc'56
of Palo Alto, CA on April 20, 1996.
Balvinder Gakhal BSc(Pharm)'91 on April S, 1996 in
Vernon, BC. Balvinder died tragically, along with her
parents, sisters and brother. Raised in Vernon, she came
to BC from India at the age of two. She was a hard
worker, but always had time to help others. She was
known for her great sense of humour and will be
missed by her colleagues and her fellow pharmacy
graduates.While at UBC she was president of Lambda
Kappa Sigma.
Rajiv has been working as director at the national
informatics centre the last 12 years ... Carolyn Schell
BASc(ChemEng)'88 and Edmond Louie BASc(ChemEng)'89
have been living in the United States for three years. Ed is
working for Motorola, and they have a little boy that was
born in February 1995 ... Lesley (Bonner) Schwab
BSc(PT)'87 and husband Dennis have three children,
Makenna (4), Nolan (2) and Brennen (I). Lesley is practicing
physio two evenings a week ... Joey Schwartzman BFA'87
was married in June to Corinne. He is working in fashion
while keeping up his painting and writing of a book about
healing and personal growth in a new age context...
Gabriella lldiko Szabo BSc'87 volunteers as North Shore/
Howe Sound Activator, and sits on the provincial board of
the Allergy and Asthma Information Association. She continues writing proposals for Kilborn Engineering inVancouver, as well as doing some drafting and design ...After completing two years of post grad training in southern California, Sean R.Thomas BSc'89 began work as a physician in
Merritt, BC. He is returning to UCLA in July 1996 to complete his residency in psychiatry ... V. RogerTing MASc
(ElEng)'87 has been back inVancouver since 1987. Currently he is the General Manager at Qualidux Industrial
(BC). He and wife Lydia had a new baby this May named
Michelle ... Denise Tupman BEd'85 is still at home raising
three children, Hayley.Alexandra and Kenneth. She is planning on returning to work as a substitute teacher in September 1997, after an eight year teaching absence ... Dave
Weatherby BASc(CivEng)'88, his wife, Lori, and their two
children are currently living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where
Dave is project engineer for the construction of the light
rapid transit system being developed by Bombardier and
SNC-Lavalin ... Bev (Nystoruk)Wiens BEd'83 has been
teaching since graduating. She has taught in Calgary since
1987, and previous to that in Trail and Kelowna. She is married to Ken Wiens, and they have two children, Stephen (8)
and Jennifer (5). She recently arranged a job share teaching
position to spend more time being her daughter's classroom's "room mom" and coaching her son's soccer team ...
Ralph P.W.Wong BSc'84, MD'88 has finished his medical
oncology fellowship and is moving to St. John's to take up a
position at the provincial cancer centre as well as working
at Memorial University.
90s
Bruce G.Allen PhD'92 recently moved from Calgary to
Montreal to take the position of Research Scientist at the
Institut de Cardiologic de Montreal, Centre de Recherche ...
Beverly Bardal BFA'9I married Gerald john
Vanderwoude MFA '94 on June I, 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They reside inVancouver, BC ... Peyvand Bayzae
BCom'94 and Nicole Leiren BA'95 were married at a small
ceremony in Jakarta on June 24, 1996. Peyvand will remain
in Jakarta for at least one more year, while Nicole returns
to UBC to begin her three year law degree this September
... Laura L. Brown PhD'95 is working for the National Research Council as a Research Officer at the Institute for
Marine Biosciences in Halifax. Her research concerns
aquaculture microbiology ... Les Buck PhD'93 is at the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Zoology ... Mark Burgert BSF'93 and Nicole
(Burgoyne) Burgert BA'92 were married over the summer ... Larry Chrobot BSF'91 took a new job in October
1995 as the Planning Forester for Rustad Bros, and Co. Ltd.
in Prince George, and is soon to be married ... Linda
Cuddeford BSc'94 and Warren Davidson BSc'94 were
married on August 10, 1996. Both will be starting their
third year of medical school at UBC this fall ...After completing an LLM in England and working in Brussels with the
Canadian Mission to the European Union, Alison
Dempsey LLB'90 will be joining a firm in London England ...
Andy Erkau BA'95 is working on his MBA at UBC while
his wife Pam (Bush) Erkau BEd(Sec)'9l is on maternity
leave since the birth of their first child, Daniel, in January
1996 ... Danie Fecteau BMLSc'90 is working as a medical
technologist in Montreal at Hospital Maisonneune
Rosemont, but is thinking of moving to the United States in
the near future ...After finishing internships at Royal
Columbian Hospital and Edmonton Regional Internship, respectively, Jacqui Gingras 8Sc'95 and Geoff Ball BSc'95
will both commence graduate work in the area of nutrition
at the University of Alberta ... Robert Gray BA'92 is living
in China doing research in Nanjing. He will publish his first
book in the fall of 1996. Rob received his MA in 1995 from
Harvard, but is moving to the University of Michigan {Ann
Arbor) to begin his PhD in Chinese history ... Bruce
Hallsor BA'89 was called to the bar in May and is practising
32      UBC Alumni Chronicle, fall 1996 CLASS ACTS
Sylvia (Goldstein) Ablowitz BA'21 is a storehouse of memories of the early days of UBC
and Vancouver. She is also the "Sylvia" for whom
the Sylvia Hotel in Vancouver's West End is
named.To Vancouver residents and visitors, the
Sylvia Hotel, which was built by her father, is a
special place to sit and relax and enjoy the city's
spectacular sunsets (when it isn't raining!).
When Sylvia Goldstein was at UBC, it
was a very different place than it is now, literally: the campus was still on the Fairview
Slopes. Some professions were not considered appropriate for young ladies, so she
opted to study French. Because there were
not many French-speaking people inVancouver then and very few opportunities to speak
conversational French, she graduated with an
academic knowledge ofthe language, but wasn't a
fluent speaker.
She has very clear memories of many professors who are now revered names at UBC.
Her fondest memories are of Dr.Wesbrook
("He mingled with students and was easy to approach.") and Freddy Wood. "I'm not sure if he
was a'doctor' or not, everyone just called him
'Freddy.'"
The debate which is current in the '90s, about
the role of universities, was already raging in the
1920s. "They talked about the fact that we
weren't taught to make a living.The professors
used to say that we were taught to think."
J A
'■ -\'f- *.  4
The Goldstein house was always open. Mrs.
Goldstein never forbade her children to go anywhere, she just made her house so welcoming,
that everyone wanted to be there. Mother and
brother played the piano, somone played the
drums, or "traps" as she calls them. On Friday and
Saturday nights the house was filled with young
people.
After graduation, she enroled in a local business school, and after she finished that and a brief
stint working for H.R. MacMillan, her family decided to move to Los Angeles. "My folks went
down on a trip to California.There were a lot of
Jewish people there, and there were very few
Jewish people inVancouver at that time.And
they decided that it would be nice for my
brother and my sister, and myself of course, to
be around Jewish children." She loved Los Angeles. But she had already met her husband-to-
be inVancouver.
The newly married couple settled inVancouver. Her husband worked at H.A.
Roberts Insurance, but when the 1929
Crash came, he left and opened his own
insusrance office with Sylvia's help."I was
fed up with going to bridge parties and
things like that." She took a correspondence school to "find out about insurance." Their business was very successful,
and they prospered.
Sylvia is widowed now.At the age of 96,
she is a very busy woman, a telephone volunteer, helping other seniors to stay in touch with
the outside world. She speaks very fondly of a
young woman she tutored in English, a journalist who had immigrated from Russia. She reads
the entire newspaper every morning and is up
to date on everything that is happening in the
world, including computer technology. She
doesn't use computers, or the internet, but she
knows it's there and she knows what it does
and what it is capable of doing. She is not like
the ivy-covered hotel that bears her name; no
moss grows on this woman!
— Dale Fuller
at Crease Harmon and Co. inVictoria. Bruce is married to
Sharon (Pratt) Hallsor BA'91 who has been recently
promoted to general manager of Benson Industries ...
Michael Hamilton BSc'93 and Carole Forsythe are getting
married on October 26, 1996. The two met on AMS Student Council when Michael was a rep for the Science Undergraduate Society and Carole was aVP ...John Hole
PhD'93 and Judith Hole BA'91 are residing in Virginia.
Judith completed her MS in Speech Pathology and Audiology in 1995 at California State University, Hayward, and is
currently working as a speech pathologist. John has just
started an Assistant Professor position in geophysics in the
Department of Geological Sciences atVirginiaTech ...
Robert M. Holland MASc'93 is a project engineer with
Ballard Power Systems, is living in Burnaby and loving it...
Greg Jackson BSc(OT)'91 is building a new house to make
room for a second child due in October ... Robert K. Lee
MSc(BusAdmin)'91 was transferred to IBM's headquarters in
Markham, Ontario in the fall of 1995. He is working as a
business system analyst and enjoying his first summer in
Ontario, along with wife, Fanny and daughters Carmen and
Chelsea ...Andrew Lynn BSc'90 and Corina (Petersen)
Lynn would like to announce the birth of their daughter,
Andrea Kristine born on June 4, 1996 ... Lesly Mounce
BEd'90 and husband Michael Maginnis are happy to announce the birth ofjenna Clair, born on May 24, 1996 ...
Nancy Melo BA'94, BEd'95 is presently teaching grade four
inVancouver ... Since January 1994, Shichang Miao PhD'91
has been working atTularik Inc., a biotech company specializing in gene regulation in the San Francisco Bay Area, as a
natural products chemist... Mark Oulton BSc'9/ is in the
third year of a four year joint degree program (Masters of
Environmental Studies and Bachelor of Law) studying various processes for reconciling Aboriginal rights claims with
natural resource management issues in the BC salmon fishery ... Evelyn (Guanzon) Pederson BSc'92 married Dean
Pederson in September 1995 and is presently working for
theVancouver Police Department in the Crime Laboratory
as a forensic specialist... Catherine Gillian Pickles MA'91
received a PhD in geography from McGill University in June
1996, and has a faculty position in New Zealand ... Michael
A. Pilgrim BSc'90 has taken over a solo family practice in
beautiful Dawson Creek, BC. He's spending his spare time,
along with his wife Lorna, tending arugula on their rural
acreage ...Jennifer Mary Raguz BA'94 is currently a
teaching assistant for English 110, and is in her second year
of PhD work in English. She received her MA from Queen's
in 1995, and is a non-resident member of Green College at
UBC ...After leaving her position of Associate Attorney with
Ferguson Gifford inVancouver, Laura Stanyer Moynihan
LLB'90 moved to Cape Cod, and is now married and working for Ament and Ament, Faimouth, MA ...Monica
(Klassen) Stekl BA'91 and John Stekl BCom'86 were married in April 1996. John is a CA, and Monica is an urban
planning assistant inVancouver ... Kevin Swanson BSc'91
has graduated from medical school at the University of Alberta, and is now on his way to Halifax to start a Family
Medicine residency at Dalhousie University ... EricTardif
MBA'94 will be returning to school this fall at Boston College. He was awarded a graduate assistantship to undertake
a Master of Science in Finance. On September 7, 1996 he
married his long-time sweetheart,Tanya Kovacik in Mont-
Tremblant, Quebec ... Robert J.Taylor PhD'95 is a Wood
Engineering Scientist at Forintek Canada Corp. inVancouver
... PhilipWang BSc'90 obtained his MBA and continues his
work for the Federal Government in Ottawa.   M*
UBC Al.LMNI ClIRONICI.K,  IAI.I.   1996
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by Mary Trainer
When properly tilled in, the letters in the box form a quotation from
a book written bv a UBC' person. The first letters of each clue, reading down, form the name ofthe author and title ofthe book. Complete the puzzle and return it to us by December 15, and you may
win a swell Alumni baseball cap! Winners are picked in a random
draw from among the correct solutions sent in. Solution in the next
issue.
SOLUTION:
Namt
Address
Summer 1996 solution: "'Alpine regions are home to a surprisingly complex community of primulas, saxifrages, rock-jasmine
and poppies. These flowers turn summer meadows into a blinding
arrav oi'brightly coloured blossoms." Graham Osborne, WildJImeers.
Winners: Geoffrey Abbott, Whitehorse, Yukon; Cheryl Fieguth,
North Baltleford, Sask.; George Battistel, Eugene, Ore.; Ralph
Goodmurphy, Wenton, Conn.; Betty Burroughs, Victoria, BC; Peter Nvkvforchyn, Kamloops, BC.
Lillooet was Mile Zero of                                         	
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inventor of basketball                            2 58 21 133 31 104 165       119
Pierre Berton: "I only write                       	
books about dead people.                     71 153 137 44 92 124 172
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UMNI COLLECTION
Your purchases support programs and services of your UBC Alumni Association.
A-1100% Cotton Sandwashed Non-Fiction Fleece Sweatshirt M-L-XL $59.95
A-2 Hooded Sweatshirt, drop shoulder, with drawstring hood and pouch $55.00
A-3 Sweatpant, drawstring pant with elastic bottoms and 1/8 top pockets $50.00
18 oz. fleece 80/20 blend with lycra in cuffs and waistband. Sizes: M-L-XL
B. CAP: 100% cotton, one size fits all, embroidered UBC logojeather adjustable back
strap. $19.95
C. RUGGER SHIRT: 100% Heavy-weight cotton, special alumni design with horizontal
stripes, white collar and special rubberDuttons. Sizes: M-L-XL-XXL $69.95
D. POLO SHIRT: Main River 100% cotton interlock,
3 button placket with ribbed collar and cuffs, long tuck-in tail.
Sizes Generous fit (medium size 42) M-L-XL $40.00 Long Sleeve:$45.00
E. COTTON T-SHIRT: 100% pre-shrunk heavy weight cotton with taped neck and shoulder seams, generous fit. Sizes: M-L-XL-XXL $19.95
F. SPORTS BAG: Multi pocket nylon sports bag.
Size: Small 22"x10"x12", Large 27"xirx13"
Small: $35.00 Large: $40.00
G. POLAR FLEECE PULLOVER JACKET: 100% polyester, non-pilling Polar Fleece.
Snap placket closure with nylon trim, 2 side pockets.Sizes: M-L-XL-XXL $70.00
OTHER UBC PRODUCTS NOT DISPLAYED ARE:
1) UBC DESIGNER TIE - $59
2 OXFORD SHIRT -$55
3 BASEBALL JERSEY-$61
4 DENIM SPORT SHIRT-$49
5 DENIM CLUB JACKET-$99
All products embroidered with the NEWLY DESIGNED UBC Alumni Logo.
UBC Alumni is proud to support Canadian made products.
TO ORDER ITEMS FROM UBC ALUMNI COLLECTION PLEASE CALL
1-800-771-MAIN
OR Please fax order including name and address, Visa or Mastercard number and expiry date,
plus daytime contact telephone number along with item, size and colour to:
(604) 683-3181
E-mail Internet: mainriver@mindlink.bc.ca
Support your Alumni by purchasing products with your UBC Mastercard.
Inquire with order desk regarding available colours
Shipping charges apply on ALL products Debra Sing
LLB'80
Alumni Services Acar" Holder
(Holds card # 0002)
Corporate Lawyer,
Ladner Downs
Past President, UBC
Alumni Association
President, Canadian Club
Member, Advisory Board
Development Group for
Covenant House
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Women's Assoc.
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Member.Thoroughbred Horse
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