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Volume 43 Number 3
Fall, 1989
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How are you doing? Is there a new job, a marriage, a birth, or any
other news you feel might be of interest to your former classmates?
Use the space below to share your news: 1. Please make your
message short. Space limitations may force us to edit your news.
2. When sending obituaries, please give some information about
the deceased's activities during his/her university years.
Would you like to get more involved in alumni and university activities? Mark your areas of interest below. (If you live
outside the Lower Mainland you can still get involved! Just fill in your phone number and we'll get you in touch with your
local alumni branch.)
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2 Chronicle/Autumn 1989 Page 14
Page 16
Articles
Oil Futures 14
David Anderson visits the Valdez
oil spill
This Old Mansion       16
Cecil Green Park gets a facelift
Secret Places of UBC 30
A look at some places you've
never seen before
Page 30
Regular Features
Aluinni President's Column
4
Letters
4
Activities
5
Homecoming
7
UBC Campaign News
8
News
10
Class Acts
21
Book Reviews
28
Editor's Notes
_f_s you may have noticed, your
summer Chronicle was conspicuously absent from your mailbox this
June.  Your Alumni Association has
decided to produce the magazine in-
house again after a four year experiment with production houses. I'll
spare you the whys and wherefores
of that move and, instead, introduce
you to the new magazine.
Producing the first issue of a new
magazine, it's often been said, is like
giving birth.   There's nothing easy
about it, and the pain seems to last
forever.   But here it is, all wet, shiny
and bawling.
Aside from the obvious visual
difference, you'll be seeing some
editorial changes in The Chronicle.
Our focus is going to shift to more
articles of substance about the UBC
of the 1990s. The quality of research
at UBC compares with that of any
other university in the world. We will
give you reports on that research,
written by the people involved. Activities in Arts and Sciences at UBC
range from genetic studies to behavioural research to historical studies
of the Britannia Mine: you will read
about them in these pages.
We will continue to bring you
news of campus and .Alumni events,
information about reunions, The
UBC Campaign and the upcoming
75th Anniversary celebrations.
This is your University and your
magazine.   Our goal is to keep you in
touch.
Let us know how we're doing.
Chris Petty, editor
Board of Management
1989-1991
President
Ann McAfee, BA'62, MA'67, PhD'75
Past President
John Diggens, BSc'68, DMD'72, MSD
Senior Vice President
J. Ronald Longstaffe, BA'57, LLB'58
Treasurer
Mark W. Hilton, BCom'83, LLB'88
Members-at-Large 1987-89
Godwin Eni, MSc'81, PhD'87
Oscar Sziklai, MF'61, PhD'64, BSF
Janet Gavinchuk, BCom,'77, MBA'86
Members-at-Large 1989-91
Janet Calder, BASc'74, MBA
Martin Cocking, BA'87
Curt Latham, BA'58, MD'62
Executive Director
Deborah Apps
Chronicle
Editor
Chris Petty, MFA'86
Assistant Editor
Dale Fuller
Contributors
Pearl Roberts, BEd'75 MEd'81, Patrick
Lewis, Morna McCleod, BFA'87, David
Anderson LLB'62
Photographers and Illustrators
Chris Petty, Jim LaBonte, Pat Higin-
botham
Production Assistants
Dale Fuller, Linda Sanford
Volume 43 Number 3 Fall, 1989
The UBC Alumni Chronicle is published quarterly
by the UBC Alumni Association, and is distributed
free to all graduates. Subscriptions are available
at $10 a year in Canada. $15 elsewhere. Student
subscriptions $2. ADDRESS CHANGES: Send new
address with old address label, if available, to
Alumni Records, 6251 Cecil Green Park Road.
Vancouver. B.C. V6T 1W5. If the addressee, or
son or daughter who is a UBC graduate, has
moved, please notify Alumni Records so this
magazine may be forwarded to the correct
address. Postage paid at the Third Class Rate
Permit No, 5915. Return requested. Member,
Council for the Advancement and Support of
Education, Indexed in Canadian Education
Index. ISSN 0824-1279. Printed in Canada.
Chronicle/Autumn 19893 From the President
Jtt/veiy President thinks their year will be special and, in
its own way, each is. Mine is no exception. It began with
the University's World of Opportunity Campaign well
underway and the re-opening of Cecil Green Park. Planning has already begun for the University's 75th Anniversary celebrations in 1990, and we are organizing
many special events. There will be opportunities throughout the year for all Alumni to participate in the life of UBC.
New Directions In Fund-Raising
The Alumni Association has a long tradition of raising funds from graduates
to support UBC. Some graduate, give generously, but the overall results are not
What we would hope. Fewer than 8% of graduates give annually to UBC.
With the UBC Campaign, all University fund-raising Is now being managed by
the UBC Development Office. The results thus far have been outstanding. Over
$50 million have been raised since the Campaign launch.
The Association will continue to be an active partner In University appeals.
You will be contacted shortly with more details on how you can support the
Campaign. When the call comes, think for a moment how much UBC has
enriched your life. Please give generously to assure future students receive an
education second to none. You can help push the Campaign over the top.
1990: A Year of Celebration
Next year UBC celebrates its 75th birthday. Events will occur throughout the
year and Include an Open House in March and a Summer Festival ofthe Arts from
May through August. Homecoming, from September 27 through October 3, will
feature reunions, a re-enactment of the Great Trek, and other special activities.
Nominate an Outstanding Alumni
Each year the Association recognizes Alumni who have distinguished themselves and brought recognition to the University. To celebrate the 75th, we are
planning special presentations at our Annual General Meeting to honour 75 UBC
graduates who have made significant contributions to the community. We
welcome nominations of graduates who you feel deserve this recognition. Mark
May 16 on your 1990 calendar for an evening with fellow Alumni.
To encourage you to visit the campus, we are exploring a membership card
which will allow you to use campus facilities. We are also negotiating an affinity
credit card for UBC grads. The sponsoring financial institution contributes to the
Association a portion ofthe purchase price of goods and services you charge.
Our programmes during the next year are focused on cultivating your support
and recognizing those Alumni who support the University. Your active involvement enriches the University in many ways. You can sit on a University
committee, give guest lectures, arrange events with students, facility aiid fellow
graduates and assist the University in its fund-raising.
This year will be one ofthe most exciting in UBC's history. Plan to participate.
Ann McAfee, BA'62, MA'67, PhD'75
From fibre optics
to satellite communications.
we're meeting tomorrow's
telecommunication
challenges.
Letters
Dear Editor:
I was outraged to see in the recent
Chronicle that the "first" ladies at
UBC according to you are the wives of
the "first men."
Surely at UBC where approximately
half the students (and noticeably smaller
numbers of faculty especially at the
higher levels) are women, some notable female students, researchers or
administrators could (or should) be
found.
While Mesdames Peterson and
Strangway are to be commended for
supporting their spouses' careers,
surely in 1989 we should be recognizing all people for what they do and not
for whom they marry.
Roslyn Kunin PhD'70
Dear Editor:
"The Hell of Uncertainty" aptly
describes my normal reaction when
viewing a new issue of The Chronicle.
Will there be any interesting articles?
Or will it be a poorly regurgitated version of "UBC Purports" with all the
appeal of a week-old cinnamon bun?
The Winter 1988 issue was a pleasant surprise. I enjoyed reading about
work taking place at UBC as well as by
UBC grads. The closing column by
Peter Ladner was a particular gem. All
isn't perfect, yet. The cover was too
stark for my liking, and I missed Class
Acts. But overall the issue was exactly
what The Chronicle should be: interesting, entertaining, well written and
informative.
Please, no more dry diatribes about
"Mission Statements." I'm certainly glad
for David Strangway's sake that he's
finally realized UBC is having tough
times; however, George Pedersen and
Doug Kenny have travelled that path
quite well before. And I hope we are
spared rants along the lines of Malcolm MacGregor's.
Whatever planning, karma or luck
went into the Winter issue, I hope you
can keep it for future editions. After all,
uncertainty IS hell.
Nancy Campbell BSc(Agr)'85
We are pleased to print letters from our readers. All letters are subject to editing for space
considerations, so please be brief. Send all
correspondence to:
The Editor
The UBC Alumni Chronicle
6251 Cecil Green Park Road
Vancouver, B.C. V6T1W5
4 Chronicle/Autumn 1989 Activities
Branches
U £_>{_• graduates are spreading out
around the world. The Branches Programme is designed to keep those far-
flung Alumni in touch with UBC and
their fellow grads. Following are just a
few of the Branch activities that have
taken place in the past few months.
San Diego - May 8
Dr. and Mrs. Strangway were in
California in May for a three city visit of
Alumni Branches. In San Diego they
met with UBC Alumni and guests at a
reception organized by Pam Grimmett
BSA '51. She and her husband Dr.
Richard Grimmett, BA '50 have been
instrumental in organizing Branch
events there. They have done an excellent job. Brett Anderson, BCom '79
organized a beach party for mid July.
Many thanks Eire due to these volunteers and to Richard Saxton, a former
Branch rep. in San Diego who has
moved to Los Angeles where he is with
the Financial News Network.
Los Angeles - May 9
The next stop along the California
trail was Los Angeles where Brian MacKenzie, LLB '75 pulled together some
ofthe L.A. faithful to attend a reception
for the Strangways at the Airport
Marriott. This Branch is enjoying a
revival of sorts, and at the time of this
writing. Dr. Hartley Turpin MD '56 of
Newport Beach is planning a Fall event
- attention all Orange County Alumni!
San Francisco - May 11
Peter Lawson had no trouble per-
Dr. Jack Jay MD 89 and Paula Mock were the
winners of a trip for two to San Francisco
(courtesy of P. Lawson and Cathay Pacific)
at last year's Medical Ball. They are using
the trip for their honeymoon. Other prizes
were donated by the Frog and Peach, Jonathan's and the Cafe Fleuri, Meridien Hotel.
suading a number
of the Bay area
Alumni to attend
an intimate dinner
party at Umberto's
( yes the Vancouver fellow!). Many
thanks Peter—and
at tax time too!
London, England - June 28
Once again
B.C. House helped
in organizing a reception for Dr. and
Mrs. Strangway
who were in England to attend the
opening of Green College in Cambridge
with Dr. Cecil Green. The transit
strike did not deter the enthusiasm of
our faithful alumni. Guests enjoyed
watching the video of The UBC Campaign launch.
Ottawa - June 7
Reliable Branch reps, Don Gardner, BASc '54 and Henry Adderley
BSc '61 did a fine job (again) of arranging a reception in the Arts Centre to
honour Dr. Strangway the day after he
received an honorary degree from McGill
University in Montreal.
Terrace - June 23
Dr. Strangway was in Terrace June
23 to address a gathering ofthe School
Board, Rotary Club, Chamber of
Commerce and UBC Alumni. He also
delivered the graduating address to
the 1989 Graduating Class ofthe Terrace Secondary School.
Coming Branch Events
Toronto
There will be a Vanier Cup Rock &
Roll Party in the Skydome on the evening of November 17 to celebrate the
25th Anniversary of the Vanier Cup.
A reception will be held Nov. 16, prior
to the Vanier Cup. Toronto Branch
members will receive further information by mail.
UBC Alumni new to TO. are invited
to a Welcome to Toronto party on
September 20, 8:00 p.m. at the Rose &
Crown, Yonge & Eglinton. Oldtimer
Toronto Alumni are, of course, encouraged to attend.
Regular Pub Night will be held on
November 15, also at the Rose and
Crown, at 8:00 p.m. Any questions?
Call Glenna Chestnutt at (416J-423-
5602.
Calgary
Alumni Branch meeting October 12
at 6:00 p.m., Nova Theatre, 801-7th
Garde Gardom, Dr. Strangway and Dr. Cecil Green at the
London Branch Recepton
Ave. SW, Plaza level. Dr. Strangway
and Dr. Richard Kerekes, Director, Pa-
prican, will be special guests. Optional
reception/dinner following apBeGreen
Street Cafe.
Nanaimo
Nanaimo Alumni Branch Dinner on
November 24, at the Coast Bastion
Hotel, 6:00 for 6:30 p.m. Dr. Strangway will be in attendance.
Divisions
IVlany Alumni from around the Lower
Mainland have organized themselves
into Alumni Divisions. Grads from
various schools and faculties, reluctant to sever completely the ties that
bound at UBC, get together to network, share tales of recent successes
and have a good time.
Following is a short list of upcoming
Division activities.
Alpha Delta Pi sorority dinner will be
held on October 18 at Cecil Green
Park. Division members will receive
more info in the mail.
Commerce Division-sponsored events
include 'Welcome to Downtown' to be
held in late September, and the 'Commerce Breakfast' to be held in October.
Details will follow.
Engineering Division student/alumni
night (Old Red, New Red) will be held
on Tuesday, September 19, Cecil Green
Park at 6:30 p.m.
Engineering Annual General Meet-
We would like to offer a special thanks to
Jim Dutton and Alan Lawley, managers of
The Rose and Crown Pub
in Toronto for their support of the TO.
Branch Pub Nights.
Chronicle/Autumn 1989 5 Activities
ing & Dinner will be held at the Engineers' Club at 7:00 p.m. on Oct. 27.
Geography AGM ft Social will be held
on Tuesday, September 26 at 7:00
p.m. at Cecil Green Park. This year's
Distinguished Alumni will be honoured,
and officers of the Geography Division
will be elected.
Medicine 4th Annual Alumni Golf
Tournament is scheduled for Thursday, September 7 at the University
Golf Club, tee-off time 12 noon - 2:30
p.m., followed by dinner. Cost is $80/
person, with great fun guaranteed.
Medical Lectureship will be held on
Friday, October 6, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in
conjunction with the B.C.M.A. Annual
General Meeting at the Penticton Trade
& Convention Centre.
The 37th Annual Medical Ball is to be
held on Saturday, February 24, 1990,
6:00 p.m. at the Vancouver Trade &
Convention Centre.
Nursing Division Annual Pothick Dinner will be held October 12, at Cecil
Green Park.
Pharmacy Homecoming Annual General Meeting, will be held on October
6, 7:00 p.m. at the UBC Faculty Club.
Professional Practice Night will take
place September 28th at 7:00.
Professors Emeriti Annual General
Meeting on Wednesday, September
20 is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at Cecil
Green Park. A general meeting will be
held on Wednesday, November 22 also
at 1:30 p.m. at Cecil Green Park.
Urban Land Economics Reunion will
be held in November 1989. Details to
follow.
Reunions
Th
he Alumni Association organizes
reunions for many alumni groups.
Reunions are the best way for grads to
keep in touch with their classmates,
and are the most popular Association
events.
The following are brief listings of
alumni reunions and activities. For
more information, or to notify us of
your event, or to get help planning one,
please call the Alumni Association Programmes Department at (604) 228-
3313 or write to the Alumni Association.
The Class of '29 will be celebrating
their 60th Anniversary on September
6, 1989 at Norman MacKenzie House.
The Class of '39 are celebrating their
50th Anniversary September 29 in the
Faculty Club.
6 Chronicle/Autumn 1989
The Classes of '44 and '49 will be
joining together to celebrate their reunions at the Graduate Student Centre
on September 30.
The Class of '49 Chemical Engineering will celebrate their reunion on
October 2 at the Faculty Club.
The Class of '49 Civil Engineering
have scheduled a golf tournament for
September 21 and an Engineering
department tour and dinner on September 22 at the Abercorn Hotel,
Richmond.
The Class of '64 Electrical Engineering are holding their reunion in the
Faculty Club on September 29.
The Class of '64 Chemical Engineering are planning a reunion on September 30. Information to follow.
The Class of '79 Law will be getting to
gether at Cecil Green Park, September
22 for their 10th reunion.
The Class of '79 Home Ec are holding
their reunion at the Faculty Club September 23.
Special Events
The Annual Shrum Bowl will be held
at BC Place this year on September 9.
For further information please call the
Athletics office, 228-2531.
Remembrance Day ceremonies will
be held on November 11 at the War
Memorial Gym. Contact the Ceremonies Office at 228-2428.
The Annual September Ceremony
will be held on September 7 in the War
Memorial Gym to welcome students
back.  Alumni are welcome to attend.
Past Presidents Gather
VJTraduates who serve the Association in elected volunteer positions use their
expertise and knowledge in two different ways. They become an integral part of
planning and decision making for the Association, and they help guide University policy insofar as Alumni are concerned.
Twice a year, Past Presidents ofthe Association meet with the President ofthe
University to discuss issues of interest to Alumni. This tradition is a long and
popular one, and an effective way for Alumni to make their ideas known.
On June 13, Past Presidents met with Dr. Strangway for their semi-annual
meeting. Dr. Cecil Green, on campus for the official re-opening of Cecil Green
Park, attended the meeting and spoke about the value of Alumni involvement at
the University. Dr. Strangway presented the final version of his Strategic Plan
and Mission Statement to the Past Presidents, and invited their comment.
The group discussed Alumni involvement in the current UBC Campaign and
in the upcoming 75th Anniversary celebrations. Dr. Strangway and the Past
Presidents agreed that Alumni input in both these projects is essential, and that
they will deal with these and other issues on an ongoing basis. Bob  Osborne,
Award winner
this  year's   Great  Trekker
The UBC Spirit is Coming Home:
Homecoming 1989
One of the most important
highlights of the University year is Homecoming. Seventy-four years
ago, when UBC first opened its doors,
there was no "home" to come back to:
the shacks on Fairview slopes were
temporary in the extreme. Now, with
our splendid campus stretching over
a good chunk of West Point Grey, we
have one of the most beautiful universities in the world. Little wonder
that UBC grads from all over the
world make the. annual pilgrimage
back to the place that started them
on their professional careers.
This year's Homecoming festivities will include special reunions,
gala events and the annual Homecoming Football game.
But it won't only be glitter and
hoopla. Homecoming isn't just a
celebration of an institution. It's people
coming to revisit a little piece of their
past, it's men and women like you sharing memories, renewing old acquaintances and discovering something about your own past, your own roots. Plan
to come back to UBC.   Remember:   Tuum. Est.   It's still yours.
Homecoming 1989 kicks off with the Annual Homecoming Parade and
Great Trekker Dinner on September 28. This year's Great Trekker Award
recipient is Dr. Robert F. Osborne, BA'33 BEd'48. Bob has been extremely
active in athletic pursuits since his early university days. As a teacher in
Vancouver at Templeton and Lord Byng, and as a professor and director of the
School of Physical Education and Recreation, he has passed on his skill and enthusiasm on. He has honed the athletic skills of hundreds of UBC graduates,
many of whom have gone on to their own careers in athletics. Bob competed on
the 1936 Olympics Basketball team, coached the 1948 team, and managed the
1956 Olympic Track and Field team. He has been involved in the development
of amateur sports in Vancouver for most of his professional life. He is also a
member of the Kiwanis Club and Civic Arts Committee.
Bob has received many honours over the years including the Queen
Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal in 1977; an Honorary Life Member of the Executive
Committee ofthe PanAmerican Sports Organization: the Olympic Order of Merit
(Silver Medal) awarded by the International Olympic Committee in 1982; a
Member ofthe Order of Canada, 1987; and an Honorary LLD by the University
of Western Ontario in 1987. He was also awarded the Blythe Eagles Volunteer
of the Year Award by the UBC Alumni Association in 1987.
Bob and wife Dorothy McRae have two sons, Wayne and David, both of
whom are UBC graduates.
A Great Trekker Award winner must be a graduate of UBC and must have
achieved eminence in his or her chosen field of activity; made a worthy and
special contribution to the community, shown a keen interest in UBC and been
of particular service to undergraduate students. Bob Osborne meets all these
criteria and then some.
Tickets for the dinner must be purchased by September 19, 1989. Last
year's dinner was a sell-out, so order soon. For further information please call
the Alumni office.
The Arts '20 Relay Race will be run on September 30. Contact the
Intramurals office 228-5388 for further information.
The Homecoming Football Game will be played at Thunderbird Stadium
on September 30. UBC Thunderbirds have a young, developing team this year,
and they will emerge as a force to reckon with. They take on the University of
Manitoba, one of the league's strongest teams. Contact Athletics for further
information at 228-2531.
Homecoming events are yours to enjoy.  Welcome back to UBC.
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The UBC Spirit
is
Coming Home
Homecoming '89
Schedule of Events
Thursday, September 28
Homecoming Parade
1:00 (from B Lot to SUB)
Great Trekker Award Dinner
6:30 (SUB Ballroom)
Friday, September 29
50th Anniversary — Class of '39
6:30 (Faculty Club)
Pit Bash — Alumni Welcome
7:00 (SUB —The Pit)
Saturday, September 30
Arts '20 Relay Race
8:00 am (SUB Plaza)
Homecoming Pre-Game Party
12:00 (Thunderbird Stadium)
Homecoming Football Game
1:00 (Thunderbird Stadium)
Monday, October 2
Meet the Brass
4:30 (SUB 212)
Tuesday, October 3
Just Desserts
7:00 (CGP)
Wednesday, October 4
Alumni-Student Reception
Past Alumni and AMS Executive
are welcome to attend.
6:30 (CGP)
For more information
call 228-3313
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Campaign Launch
Au
Luthor and media celebrity Pierre Berton, BA'41 served as Master of Ceremonies
at the gala launch of The UBC Campaign
on March 20 at the Vancouver Trade and
Convention Centre. More than 1100 guests
attended, including Lieutenant Governor
David Lam, Premier Vander Zalm, Honorary Chairman Cecil Green, John Turner,
BA'49 and Mayor Gordon Campbell.
A highlight of the evening was the
announcement of an anonymous gift of
$10 million from a Hong Kong family to
build a new Performing Arts Centre.
"When people give to projects outside
their own country, they do it with real
charity," said Lt. Gov. Lam, asking the
press and public to respect the family's
wish for privacy.
Premier Vander Zalm announced a government commitment of $75 million for
three new buildings: a forest sciences
complex, laboratories for advanced materials and process engineering and a new
home for the Centre for Integrated Computer Systems Research. This $75 million
is in addition to the B.C. Government's
pledge of $66 million to match all private
sector gifts to the campaign.
Guests enjoyed performances by pianist Robert Silverman and the University
Singers as well as video presentations.
A gala dinner was also held in Toronto
for Eastern alumni and friends of the
University.
How You Fit Into The
Campaign
1 he UBC Campaign began quietly in January 1988. Since then there has been an
extraordinary response from pacesetter
individuals and corporations. To date, the
campaign has raised $100 million, 76% of
the $132 million goal.
The university will be looking to alumni
to put this campaign over the top. In February 1990, UBC will launch The Alumni
Campaign. You will have an opportunity to
contribute to The UBC Campaign and UBC's
mission to be a world renowned institution
of higher education and research. Through
special matching programs, your gift can
be multiplied four-fold.
Watch for special mailings and the Chronicle to find out more.
Alumni Lead The Way
JVlany UBC alumni have participated in
the leadership phase of The UBC Campaign as members of the Advisory Council
and Leadership Committee. They include:
Honorary Chairman Cecil Green,
DSc (Hon)'64
Campaign   Chairman,   Bob   Wyman,
BCom'56, LLD(Hon)'87
John Allan, BSc'47, LLD(Hon)'88
Brian Aune, '57'60
Jack Bell, BSc'34
Peter Bentley, '47-'50
William Britton. LLB'62
Peter Brown, '58, 63
Ron Cliff, BCom'49
David Crombie, BASc'61
John Diggens, BSc'68, DMD'72
Bernie Ghert, MBA'66
William C. Gibson, BA'33
Bob Hallbauer, BASc'54
Franc Joubin, BA'36, MA'43
Walter C. Koerner, LLD(Hon)'73
Bob Lee, BCom'56
Gordon MacFarlane, BASc'50
Gerald McGavin, BCom'60
Robert McGavin, BPE'65
Nathan T. Nemetz, BA'34, LLD(Hon)'75
Leslie R. Peterson, LLB'49
Ray Smith, '45 '46
Gordon Thomson, BASc'64
Bill Spence, BCom'64
Maury Young. BCom'48
A Piano For Tomorrow
Wh
hen Dr. Eva Bene, MA'48 heard that
UBC's School of Music needed new pianos,
she decided to make a gift to her alma
mater. She donated $12,000 to The UBC
Campaign for the purchase of a piano for
the School of Music.
Dr. Bene has loved the piano since
childhood. Her mother was a concert pianist in Europe, and she grew up surrounded
by music.
"I used to sit in a big comfortable armchair next to the piano and listen to my
mother play as I studied for exams. It's
been my favourite instrument ever since,"
she said.
Dr. Bene regularly attends concerts at
UBC and has long been a supporter of the
University. As well as gifts to the Music
Department, she has contributed to the
University's area of greatest need and to
scholarship funds.
8 Chronicle/Autumn 1989 "I enjoyed UBC very much and I would
like young people now to have the same
pleasure I did," she says.
Dr. Bene worked as an assistant clinical professor of psychology after completing her M.A. at UBC. She studied economics in Hungary before coming to Canada in
1938. □
"One of the differences between an ordinary university and a great university
is its   alumni."
—David W. Strangway, President
"Active, informed alumni are the links
between UBC's past and future."
—John Diggens, Chair,
The Alumni Campaign
pportunity
Chronicle/Autumn 1989 9 News
Campus Cookies
Cause Chaos
AVecent grads will no doubt remember
Duke's Cookies, the coffee/chocolate
chip capital of UBC. Students on the
way to early morning lectures often
made the detour into SUB for a quick
cappuccino and cookie to go, basic
sustenance for the gruelling day ahead.
In an unpopular move this past
spring, AMS decided not to renew Duke's
lease and opened a cookie emporium
of its own, arguing that Duke's paid
poorly, charged too much for their
cookies and siphoned profits off for
their own use. Student cookie addicts
were appalled.
Petitions were circulated, demonstrations held, and AMS politicians
were called everything from food fascists to monopolist swine. To no avail.
Duke's folded and Blue Chip Cookies
was born.
As a political issue, Duke's Cookies'
cause was short lived. In a move seen
by the more radical elements of the
campus as a way of taking the heat off
AMS, Dr. Strangway announced a 10%
hike in tuition fees. Duke's became
yesterday's news.
But the ultimate issue remains: is
the AMS capable of constructing a
competent cookie and cappuccino
combo?
Your Chronicle staff, in an effort to
bring you really important campus
news, regardless of the hardship, ventured into SUB to find the answer. The
proof of the cookie, after all, is in the
eating.
The verdict? Not bad. It must be
said that Duke's, emotional attachments notwithstanding, did not make
a great cookie. The perfect chocolate
chip cookie is a cunning combinaUon
of hard and soft; you should be able to
bang out a crispy tattoo when you tap
the cookie with your finger nail, yet the
thing should bend and ooze, chocolaty
and warm, when you split it in two. It
shouldn't be too sweet or too bland;
you should be able, as with fine wine,
to taste all the components. Duke's
were soggy and too sweet.
The AMS cookie fares better, but
not much. Ofthe three kinds I sampled
(one must be thorough), chocolate chip,
Chunkie's Choice and (my all-time
favourite cookie) raisin, all were adequate. The chocolate chip was a bit
scanty in the chip department,
Chunkie's Choice was a tad mushy in
the middle, and the raisin was hard as
stone. But tasty, all. They are more
akin to Mom's fresh out of the oven
than they are to Dad's in the plastic
bags, but they are not prize winners.
The coffee is OK, but Joe's Continental
on Commercial Drive will lose no customers.
The best chocolate chip cookies in
town? George's Vancouver franchises,
with no serious competitors. UBC has
a way to go before it has a truly world-
class cookie.
Hansen Appointed
Wheelchair athlete Rick Hansen
BPE'85 has been appointed special
consultant to the President to help
UBC develop better programs and
services for campus disabled.
Hansen will set up a formal framework within the university to encourage advocacy on behalf of students,
faculty and staff, promote research
into disability issues and initiate public education programs.
He was awarded an honorary degree in 1987 after he raised $20 million
for spinal cord research during his
round-the-world man in motion wheelchair odyssey.
Board of
Management
Election Results
Ihe 1989-91 Board of Management
election results are in. J. Ron Longstaffe BA'57, LLB'58, a Vancouver businessman, has been elected Senior Vice
President. Ann McAfee, BA'62, MA'67,
PHd'75, last year's Senior VP, automatically assumes the position of President. Longstaffe will assume the Presidency in May 1990.
Winners of the three Members-at-
Large positions are Janet Calder
BASc'74, Executive Assistant to the
Regional Manager, GVRD, Martin
Cocking BA'87, Liaison Officer with
the UBC School and College Liaison
Office and Curt Latham BA'58, MD'62,
family physician. The position ofTreas-
urer was won by acclamation by Mark
Hilton BCom'83, LLB'88, an articling
lawyer.
Longstaffe, who is Senior Vice President of Lignum, Ltd., is a well known
supporter of arts and other non-profit
organizations. Since 1966, he has
been a Director of the Cartwright Gallery, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and
the Vancouver Board of Trade. He has
been a member of the Arts Advisory
Committee and the Vancouver Foundation, President ofthe Canadian Club
of Vancouver, Chairman ofthe Project
Building Committee, St. Paul's Hospital and President of the Vancouver Art
Gallery. He was a Vice President of the
Alma Mater Society in 1955-56, and
served the Alumni Association previously as Member-at-Large. He was
one of the founders of the Alma Mater
Society Art collection.
Congratulations to the winners of
this year's elections.
Nominations for
Alumni Awards
J. he Alumni Association was founded
on the principle that graduates and
other members of the community have
a sense of pride and affiliation toward
the University. The energies ofthe Association's staff and volunteers are
aimed at providing opportunities for
those individuals to exercise that affiliation and pride with a wide range of
activities.
Many graduates and members of
the community, however, go out of
their way to promote the University
and the Association. We try, therefore,
to recognize those who have in one way
or another made a significant contribution to the University or the Alumni
Association by presenting awards to
these individuals. If you know of anyone who would be worthy of receiving
one of the following awards, please
contact the Programmes Department
at the Association office, 228-3313.
Alumni Award of Distinction recognizes truly outstanding international
achievements of UBC Alumni.
Association Honorary Life Membership recognizes contributions made
to the UBC Alumni Association and/or
the University by a non-Alumnus.
Outstanding Young Alumnus
Award is awarded to a UBC Alumnus
under 36 whose endeavours in professional, civic, business, arts, home-related, political or similar activities are
worthy of recognition and have brought
honour to UBC.
Faculty Citation is awarded to
members of the faculty who are recognized as having an established record
of outstanding service to the general
community in capacities other than
teaching and research. The recipient
need not be a UBC Alumnus.
10 Chronicle/Autumn 1989 News
Blythe Eagles Volunteer Service
Award honours someone who has contributed extraordinary time and energy to the Alumni Association.
Alumni Awards:
1989
J. he Alumni Association recognized
six prominent grads at its annual awards
presentation ceremony at this year's
Annual General Meeting.
Pat Carney MA'60, former PC cabinet minister, received the Alumni Award
of Distinction for her outstanding international achievements.
William Benjamin, director of UBC's
School of Music, received the Faculty
Citation Award. This award recognizes Benjamin's service to the Vancouver music community.
Mary Plant BA'52 and George Plant
BSc'50, received the Blythe Eagles
Volunteer Service Award for the time
and energy they have devoted to the
Association. George is a past president, and Mary is in her fifth year as
Convocation senator.
Doug Whittle, Physical Education
Professor Emeritus, was awarded an
Honorary Life Membership in the Alumni
Association. He has been extremely
active in Alumni affairs since his retirement.
Anne Bassett MD'78 and Paul Yee
MA'83, were awarded Outstanding
Young Alumni Awards. Dr. Bassett,
who is a medical researcher at Columbia University, is co-discoverer of a
human genetic abnormality that may
cause schizophrenia. Paul Yee, multicultural coordinator for the national
archives in Ottawa, wrote a book on
the history of Chinese people in Canada. This award is given to graduates
under 36 who have brought honour to
the University.
The AGM was held on May 19,
1989.
Ex Chronicle Editor
Makes Good
^live Cocking BA'62, arguably the
best editor The Chronicle ever had,
started a new humour magazine, Flash,
in May 1989.
Flash, according to editor and co-
founder Tim Bowling BA'86, is dedicated to the proposition that all per
sons are created equally ridiculous.
"We're going to walk heavily and carry
a big schtick," he says.
The mag is filled with cheap laughs
and biting satire, and happily trashes
Conservatives, Liberals, NDPers, right-
wing kooks and left-wing wackos alike.
The third co-founder and art director
is Peter Cocking BA'86, son of Clive.
Flash should be available at your
favourite news stand.
Break a leg, guys.
UBC Books Wanted
Nc
low that the renovations to Cecil
Green Park are complete (see page 16),
we are in the process of returning the
house into a home. Our pleas for
books written by or about UBC alumni
have been very successful: we now
have an impressive collection of textbooks, novels, books of poetry, biographies and other tomes waiting cataloguing and stacking in the CGP Library.
Our search continues. Authors,
publishers and others with UBC-ori-
ented books are invited to send them in
for our collection. These books will be
available for alumni to borrow.
New Programme
Director
_T_gnes Papke BSA'66 has been appointed Programme Director for the
Alumni Association. She has held the
position of Agricultural Sciences Co-
Gears Rebuild Cairn
It stood for 20 years as the longest
running stunt in engineering history.
It was thought indestructible. Rumour said its base extended 12 feet in
all directions, that it contained an
automobile named Omar, and that
the whole mass of it was reinforced
with a tight cage of steel rebar. Only
a charge of dynamite capable of levelling surrounding buildings could budge
it.
Anyone who was at UBC during
the last 20 years will remember the
Cairn. It became the target of every
vandal's brush, and received abuse
from virtually every school, faculty
and department on campus. In spite
of all this defamation, it held firm and
became a symbol of the permanence
and strength ofthe engineering spirit.
In the end, however, the Engineers' Cairn had, like all things, feet of clay.
It was, in fact, a block of unreinforced, poorly cured concrete with no
foundation. Last spring, a gaggle of misguided foresters, in a move best
described as demented, reduced the Caim to rubble.
But the Phoenix has risen from the ashes. With the expert engineering
guidance of Nelson Borch (Civil '86) and Jim Cameron (Civil '86), a new Cairn,
outwardly identical to its predecessor, sits on the site, ready to take on the next
20 years and beyond. This time, however, the new Caim is built like we said
the old one was!
To celebrate this rebirth, the Engineering Undergraduate Society and the
Engineering Alumni Division hosted a dedication ceremony during Engineering Week '89. Scores of red-clad Alumni joined students and the dean in
christening the new Cairn. During the reception in the Cheeze Factory, old
classmates and friends celebrated in true Engineering fashion.
The Cairn builders were on hand to relate many amazing (and no doubt
factual) construction stories, and all attending were amused to hear of the
source of the last four inches. There was barely a dry eye as a large bottle of
chilled, frothy brew broke over a flawless corner ofthe new Cairn. And finally,
every voice was raised in answer to the age old question, "Who the hell are we?"
The Caim, symbol of Gear solidity, stands
christened
Chronicle/Autumn 1989 11 News
ordinator for the past two years and
has been a key organizer for many Association events and activities.
As Programme Director, Agnes will
be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the department and for the
Student Affairs and Branches Programme.
Leacock Limerick
Winner
The 1989 Leacock Limerick Awards
have been presented. Contestants from
all over the world sent in their bids for
baudy immortality to the contest run
annually from our own Orillia, Ont.
Well, maybe not baudy. Judging
from the winning entries, purity of
thought and action seemed to win the
day. Wearing the Leacock crown this
year is Alusdair Zapkin (which is a
poem in itself) from Scotland:
Said my cabby, "Who needsperestroika?
Your average communist woika
Would trade it all in
For a bottle of gin.
And a goil in the back of a troika."
UBC: 75th
Anniversary
Celebrations
In 1915, UBC registered students for
the first time as an independent university. In 1990, the University will
celebrate 75 years as the premier post
secondary institution in the province.
There will be a UBC Open House on
March 9-11, a summer festival. May
through August and a Homecoming/
75th Anniversary Week from September 27 to October 3. In addition, there
will be numerous special events
throughout the year, all aimed at showing the world how we have developed
into a world class university.
Planning for many events has been
underway for months. Celebrations
will focus on the academic, teaching
and research excellence of UBC over
the years. Faculty, staff, student, alumni
and community events will salute past
achievements, celebrate present progress and show the way to the future
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development of UBC.
But it is still possible to organize an
event! Faculty members are considering projects as diverse as publishing
books, hosUng symposia and creating
exhibits to show off their research.
Students can develop events that show
how student life has changed in 75
years. Alumni could plan and attend
special reunions. Professors emeriti
may wish to plan projects that help
new generations relive events of historical importance to UBC.
Imagine hosting famous alumni and
faculty in a great debate series, recreating the Great Trek in period costume or participating in a project that
involves a theatrical production or an
artistic presentation. There are many
ways to celebrate our 75th, and we
want your ideas.
Alumni are invited to get involved.
Call the Alumni office (228-3313) for
more details.
Legacy Program
_T_ice Strangway, Chairperson of the
75th Anniversary Legacy Program,
wants your ideas. She, and her committee, are responsible for identifying
permanent legacies to be created during the 75th Anniversary year. These
legacies could take the form of permanent structures (such as preservation
of a hut), plaques identifying historical
events, collecUons of historical objects
(such as UBC mementos like sweaters,
pins and pennants), equipment, building or ground improvements (such as
beautification projects), disabled access ramps, or any new programs that
will continue after 1990.
Ms. Strangway is interested in
hearing from you and will be considering ideas till the end of September. Call
Tim Miner's office (he's the vice-chairperson) at 228-4162.
Alumni Committee
Jtvon Longstaffe, Senior Vice President of the Alumni Association, has
been appointed Chairman of the Alumni
Projects Committee for the 75th Anniversary celebrations. Ron and the
Committee will plan and implement
division and branch events, student
affairs programmes, heritage activities, 75th Anniversary/Homecoming
Week (along with a special Great Trek
celebration), an anniversary edition of
The Chronicle, and 75th Anniversary
reunions. If you have some ideas for
Ron, please call the Association.
12 Chronicle/Autumn 1989 News
Chinese Timebomb:
UBC Students Watch and Wait
I
n May of this year, the world's attention was focussed on the struggle of
Chinese students in Tiananmen Square.
Mikhail Gorbachev's visit and the seeming acquiescence of the Chinese government fostered great hope that a
new vision was about to transform
China. Chinese students, workers,
intellectuals and politicians rallied in
support of democratic principles.
But the slaughter of June 4th and
the crackdown on dissident opinion
brought this hope to an end.
Chinese students overseas provided
vocal and monetary support for the
democracy movement. In Canada,
Chinese nationals demonstrated, gave
interviews and set up a computer
bulletin board between here and Beijing to supply the demonstrators with
uncensored news.
In recent interviews in The Ubyssey
and the Vancouver Sun, Chinese students at UBC are careful not to reveal
their names. Many feel they are vulnerable to censure by the Beijing government because they were exposed to
a different interpretation of events than
were their countrymen. Students interviewed by The Ubyssey a month
after the events in Tiananmen Square
say they must return home, fearing
that if they don't, harm will come to
their families.
Chinese students are now very cautious. Some here are convinced that
spies exist in their own ranks. The
computer bulletin board carried an article recently about multiparty politics. The local Consul called them in
and warned them not to discuss politics in this way. One UBC student felt
that since the Consul is not on the network, someone must be reporting to
him.
Others, though, retain their militancy. Fifteen UBC students officially
quit the Communist party in protest
on July 12. By quitting, these students gave up the many privileges afforded party members. One of the
strongest points of protest during the
Tiananmen Square demonstrations was
the existence of these privileges.
The Canadian government has made
moves to help Chinese nationals in
Canada. Shortly after the Chinese
army moved against the demonstrators, the Canadian government announced that it would extend visas for
Chinese students, and grant them
refugee status if necessary. The Canadian International Development Agency
(CIDA) reallocated $2 million previously earmarked as aid to China for
Chinese nationals wishing to stay in
Canada, and by August 5, 1000 Chinese living in B.C. made application for
extended visas. Many of these were
Chinese students at UBC.
Chinese students at UBC are in a
difficult position. Some are financially
dependent on the Chinese government,
though the Canadian government will
help. If they decide to stay in Canada,
many fear their families may pay the
price. If they do decide to return to
China eventually, they must be careful
that the opinions they express while
they are in Canada are not contrary to
those approved by the Chinese government.
Chinese students here feel very
discouraged about the prospect of
democratic change in China. Some
feel increased militancy is required,
while others feel China's reformers must
move slowly, promoting evolutionary
change. Whatever tack is taken, all
agree that the current government has
successfully derailed the movement
for now, but with patience and hard
work, the new era of democracy and
free expression will come to China. □
Dale Fuller
Joseph P. Katz
Scholarship Fund
1 he faculty of education is establishing a memorial scholarship in honour
of the late Dr. Joseph Katz.
Dr. Katz was a gifted teacher and
well-known international curriculum
scholar. He was very active in the
Professors Emeriti Division ofthe Alumni
Association. Alumni interested in
contributing to the fund should contact the faculty of education.
Attention
Sports Fans
Otarting with the Winter '89 issue, we
will begin publishing a full colour sports
supplement in The Chronicle.
Sponsored by the Athletics Department, the supplement will include blow-
by-blow accounts of sports events, news,
articles and profiles or UBC sports
personalities. Featured next issue will
be a report on the Thunderbirds football team and the Homecoming game
against Manitoba. Stay tuned.
UBC Intramural Sports
Box 192. 6138 S.U.B. &■*!, Vancouver. B.C., Ciwvd*
... invites Alumni to take part in the
69th annual
&tt* '20 Ifcfafl
Saturday, September 30,1989
9:00a.m
The Highlight of Homecoming"
Leap into the spirit of Homecoming Week
by entering a team of 8 in UBCs historical
ARTS '20 RELAY! For $12.50/person
entry fee, each runner will receive a
souvenir T-shirt a pre-race refreshment,
free bus transportation to relay points, an
awards ceremony and a delicious post-race
brunch.
Register, September 5-22, 1989
$100/Team
To register call: 228-6000
Chronicle/Autumn 198913 Oil
Futures
ALASKA
»»
David Anderson
reflects on the reality
and the politics of
the Valdez oil spill
BY DAVID ANDERSON LLB'62
It is backbreaking, dirty, uncomfortable work. The oil clean up
crews move tons of boulders, rocks,
cobble pebbles and logs for each litre of
the chocolate-coloured oil and water
mousse that they recover. The returns,
in terms of oil recovered, look pitifully
small.
The similarities to placer mining
are remarkable: miners would work
patiently through virtual mountains of
waste rock for an ounce of gold. Placer
mining plays an important part in the
history and folklore of Alaska and fostered an attitude about hard work and
its rewards that is different from the
attitude developed in the lower 48 states.
This attitude is the best explanation I can give to explain the optimism
ofthe work crews cleaning up the oiled
beaches on Ragged Island in this wild
and breathtakingly beautiful portion
of the Alaskan Maritime Wildlife Refuge. The smallest success is seen as a
victory.
But the work seems impossible. Rocks
that cannot be moved are cleaned with
pressure steam and water hoses. The
nozzles of the hoses, much like the
wands at a car wash, probe the cracks
of the rocks as far as the length of the
wand and the arm of the operator will
allow, which is frequently only a small
distance toward the back of the deeply
fissured rock cracks. The following
day, with another rising tide, oil again
seeps up from below, and most of the
area cleaned will require the crews and
their high pressure hoses, booms,
absorbent synthetic "pom pom" sponges
and fleet of inflatable dinghies, landing
craft, tugs and fishing vessels to return again, and probably again and
again, until Exxon pulls the crew off
the beach.
The crews have worked seven days
a week for a month in a single cove
covering less than a kilometre of shoreline. Wind and sea conditions permitting, half of the twenty four hours is
spent working and the other half cleaning up, eating and sleeping on the
support ships five hundred metres out
in the bay. Apart from a video in the
evening, there is little to do. The pay is
good, but good pay cannot explain
their good humour and optimism,
especially when the rewards are far
less tangible than a few grams of gold.
The perspective of the sixty people
on the clean up crew appears to have
shrunk to this one cove on this one
island. Beyond Morning Cove of Ragged Island, beyond the Pye Island Group,
lie hundreds of other islands with
hundreds of other coves. In both directions, south to Kodiak and north to
Valdez, lie a thousand kilometres of
14 Chronicle/Autumn 1989 oiled coastline. Within the cove, the
armada of ships, the tons of equipment
and the scores of people appear to have
achieved something. They have worked
hard and long at the cleaning.
But as the helicopter lifts off from
the closest safe landing area, a rock in
a bay some two kilometres away from
Morning Cove, the perspective changes.
True, there are other ships and crews
working nearby, and they also have
had varying degrees of local success.
Whether this vast expenditure is worth
the results, whether such expenditures elsewhere could have a greater
effect in terms of environmental protection or restoration, or indeed whether
the cleanup operation itself may be
adding to the overall negative impact
on the environment are valid questions.
Like those on shore at Morning
Cove, I bring my own perspective to the
spill, a perspective rooted in my memory
of the events of almost two decades.
This first involved attempting to have
an alternative to the Alaskan pipeline
and tanker system chosen, and, when
the battle to have an overland alternative through Canada was finally lost,
attempting to achieve a higher safety
level for the tanker fleet used to carry
oil from Valdez to the lower 48 states.
As the helicopter lifted off I thought
back to 1970, when I first became
aware of the lack of any serious mention of oil tanker risks in the draft
impact statement on the Alaska Pipeline. My efforts, along with the Cordova District Fishermen's United and
four environmental groups to have the
Interior Department consider the risks
of the tanker fleet, were successful.
What was not successful was the result - a decision by the Nixon Administration to proceed despite the risks
and despite negative reports. I thought
of the subsequent two years of litigation through the United States court
system, which prevented the Interior
Department from issuing a permit to
commence construction of the line.
For a few heady weeks we thought we
had won.
Events in the Middle East intervened. OPEC decided to apply an oil
embargo. Congress and the Administration then decided the construction
of the Alaska Pipeline was a matter of
priority. Nevertheless, it was close.
The final vote in the Senate, denying us
the right to use the legislation and the
courts, was tied at 49 to 49. Vice
President Spiro Agnew, the presiding
officer of the Senate, cast the deciding
vote. This defeat was the end of the
line.
From time to time, as the helicopter
flew over the bays and coves of the
Wildlife Refuge and the Park, the pilot
would point out oiled beaches and
rocky shorelines that had not been
and would never be cleaned up. The
tide was high. Oil was seeping out
from among the rocks and cobble and
floating to the surface. I would look
down to see the sheen of oil on the
water and the black border on the
rocks. The perspective was a personal
one. I wondered whether what I had
seen that day would have made any
difference to those who, so many years
before, had set in motion the events
that resulted in the environmental
damage below. Was it a lack of imagination that had led them to refuse the
better alternative? Or was this the
price they understood and were willing
to pay? □
David Anderson LLB'62 has been
appointed special advisor to the Premier on oil spills in British Columbia.
He is a former MP and MLA and a past
leader of the B.C. Liberal Party.
UBC's Secret Places
Win a 75th Anniversary T-shirt!
As our article on page 30
points out, our campus is full
of beauty- From the magnificence of Howe Sound to
the landscaping of the Asian
Garden, UBC is distracting in
its visual splendor.
But many of UBC's attractions are hidden down
service roads, in courtyards
and in other out-of-the-way
spots. As part of our effort to
remind you of the beauties
of UBC, we have initiated a
Secret Places Contest,
where you have the opportunity to test your knowledge of the campus and
WIN a great T-shirt.
Do you know where this
statue is located? Identify its
location and you WIN.
Those who send in the first
10 correct answers will be
able to sport the tasteful,
colourful 75th Anniversary T-
shirt pictured here. So send
your answer today!
Send your answer to:
Secret Places
UBC Alumni Chronicle
6251 Cecil Green Park
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5
Can't guess the Secret Place? No
matter: these swell T-shirts are available
at the UBC Bookstore for $19.95.
Chronicle/Autumn 198915 This Old
Mansion
UBC's premier 'town and gown' centre
gets a major facelift, courtesy ofthe late
Ida Green. The future looks rosy for the
house on the cliff.
by Patrick Lewis
M     ^^™    is a mid-March morning as Alex
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turns the master key in the lock and gives
the door a push. It sticks for a moment
then swings open onto the tar and gravel
roof balcony overlooking Georgia Strait.
Far below, rain works its patterns in
the water off Spanish Banks, driving down
in sheets of grey. A few whitecaps are
visible amongst the squalls, some running in towards English Bay, while others
catch the edge of rocks that jut out from
the sand at the base ofthe cliff. A freighter
is moving in the middle-distance, a barge
and tow-boat farther out are slipping deeper
into the grey. Sea birds dive, wheel and
drift toward shore then drift out again,
marking time above the waves. At the top
16 Chronicle/Autumn 1989
ofthe cliff, the House faces into the wind and
rain.
"We're not doing a lot up here. Just
replacing the balcony deck, redoing the
handrail and painting." Hovatta glances
across the shingle roofs to where a scaffolding is just visible against the stonework of a
chimney at the east end of the House, then
walks to the edge of the balcony. Directly
below, carpenters are installing joists to
support a glass roof which will cover the
large red-tile patio which runs along the cliff
side of the house. Beside them, rain from
the gutters splashes through a makeshift
tube; rust and flaking paint mark the wall
where the original iron downspouts were removed.
"That handrail will be replaced as well,"
says Hovatta, indicating a painted metal
railing around a large balcony one floor
down. Wood is stacked beside it, looking
slick in the rain. "The rails will all be clear
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The "before" Hovatta refers to isn't last
week, or month, or even 22 years ago when
Dr. Cecil and Ida Green donated the house
to UBC. "Before" is seventy-seven years ago
when Edward Davis, B.C.'s leading lawyer
and founder of Davis and Company, contracted the firm of MacLure and Fox to
design a house in Point Grey on property he
had purchased from the province. Davis
was part ofthe movement of wealthy families
out of the West End in the pre-First World
War years, but unlike many others, he was
looking for something more isolated than
the Granville/Shaughnessy area. Davis was
willing to produce his own power and tolerate a poor access road to be able to live and
entertain at the edge of the wilderness.
The man he chose to design the House
was perfect for his needs. The son of Scottish
immigrants, Samuel MacLure was born in
the Royal Engineers' Camp at Sapperton on
April 11, 1860, the first white child to be recorded in the New Westminster registry. By
the time he and Fox, a former student of the
influential English designer, Vosey, designed
Kanakla - House on the Cliff - in 1911 -12 for
Davis, MacLure was the most important
residential architect in western Canada. His
list of clients reads like a provincial Who's
Who. Bull, Dunsmuir, Tupper, Todd, Phil-
lips-Wolley, Rogers, Nichol, Butchart, and
Oldfield were just some of the commissions
he worked on in the Lower Mainland and
Vancouver Island, and many of the houses
are still remembered and admired. Miraloma,
Hatley Park, Government House (designed
with F.M. Rattenbury), Gabriola, and Parkside
were among the 450 MacLure houses built
by 1929. 37 are still standing in Vancouver.
MacLure's houses typically incorporated
elements ofthe English Arts and Craft movement, the Elizabethan revival, and the linear
designs of Frank Lloyd Wright in his own distinctive style. The great hall with its second
storey gallery, the library graced by an Arts
and Crafts fireplace,  the irregular ashlar
Cecil Green Park
has been completely
restored. With renovations now complete, the mansion is
ready to serve for
another 77 years.
Chronicle/Autumn 198917 stonework and the mixing of the textures of wood, brick, tile and plaster,
are all trade marks of MacLure's work
found in Cecil Green House. But it is
the windows, often called MacLure
windows, which cover the front of the
house in a profusion of glass, that set
the House apart from other commissions.
MacLure was an artist, a watercol-
ourist - he studied painting and architecture in Philadelphia in 1884 and
both he and his wife exhibited their
work many times - and what Martin
Segger, author of The Buildings of
Samuel MacLure, calls his "preoccupation with aerial perspectives, the effects of light refraction in the atmosphere and the reflecting qualities of
water and mist," must have greatly
influenced the design for the House.
The setting is masterful, and the windows, with their wide central panes
and curved upper rails frame the sweep
of the coast, drawing the grey light of
March and the warmth of summer into
all the major rooms.
From the windows on the main floor,
the patio and gardens fall away in
layers to the edge ofthe cliff, taking the
viewer's gaze with them into open space
in a flight above the water; from the
upper floors, the House appears to
hang above the sea, in flight itself. How
many times have these rooms been
quieted by a sunset or a storm? How
many conversations have been distracted by cormorants or a flock of
gulls? Who hasn't dreamt of living in
such a house?
Time, taste, and financial constraints
are seldom kind to a great house though,
and Cecil Green Park House has been
no exception. Over the years linoleum
covered the tiles, carpets hid the floors
and leaded windows broke and weren't replaced. At some time in the past,
the conservatory lost its glass roof and
had its panes painted white. More
recently, the bedrooms and bathrooms
of the top two floors were made into
offices for the Alumni and the UBC
Development Office, a necessary but
odd mixture of function and space —
until June of this year, one Alumni
staff member worked in a converted
bathroom with white and rose tiles
from the floor to shoulder height. Cecil
Green Park House has 1800 nv (20,000
sq.ft.) of floor space, but as many Alumni
know, it didn't have a coat closet on its
540 nr- (6000 sq.ft.) main floor.
In January of this year, with funds
bequeathed to the University in 1986
by Ida Green for the renovation of the
House, UBC began an approximately
$1.5 million renovation and upgrading
project. According to Gordon Hlynsky
of G.B. Hlynsky, Architects, the University was faced with a number of
alternatives   "ranging   from   a  basic
David Strangway, Alumni Association President Ann McAfee, Past President John
Diggens and Cecil Green at the re-opening ceremony
Cecil Green Park
Re-Opened
-Dack in January, 1967, Ida and
Cecil Green stood out on the patio of
Cecil Green Park and dedicated their
mansion to the University. It was a
cold day, with intermittent rain and
ablustery wind blowing offthe Sound.
The house couldn't have looked lovlier.
Ida and Cecil had seen the mansion a year before when they were
here to visit their friend Dr. William
Gibson. Ida fell In love with It the
moment she saw it, but Cecil, always
the pragmatist, was not convinced.
One day, in the spring of '66, Ida,
Cecil and Bill Gibson sat out on the
back lawn admiring the view. Bill
Gibson was trying to talk Cecil into
buying the house for the University.
Cecil turned to Ida and said, "What
should I do, Ida?" She said two words:
"Buy it." The deal was struck.
In June 1989, Cecil Green returned to the mansion on the cliff
and conducted the second official
opening of Cecil Green Park. When
she died in 1986, Ida bequeathed
over $2 million for the renovation
and maintenance of the house: her
spirit permeated the ceremony.
Cecil evoked her memory in his
talk to the crowd, and remembered
that day In 1967 when she shared
the platfom with him.
Ida, and the house, live on.
redecorating to going the whole ten
yards." UBC went the ten yards, and
took up the challenge of rebuilding the
house as well as bringing it up to the
level of the building code.
Three flights below the roof balcony in
a newly painted room, the thick volume of architectural and mechanical
specifications supplied by Hlynsky -
the nuts and bolts of Ida Green's gift -
sits on Alex Hovatta's desk. Without
opening it, he begins to list the specs.
There is new wiring throughout - "It
was still knob and tube;" - a sprinkler
system - "All the house had was firehoses. Now everything has to meet the
building code;" - new ventilation, a
new furnace, new storage rooms, a
new loading bay. And other details. A
multitude of things to maintain the
house and make it more practical as a
"Town and Gown" centre: new carpets,
new tile in the bathrooms, closets in
the hallway, repointed stonework,
restored antique lighting fixtures,
renewed downspouts. And on and on.
The kitchen has been rebuilt and
retiled, and the tile work which led
from the foyer to the telephone room
has been rediscovered and restored.
The UBC Faculty Women's Club rooms
have been rewalled and repainted, and
many of the old fir doors have been
replaced with quarter-sawn red oak
doors. And although the plumbing has
18 Chronicle/Autumn 1989 been upgraded throughout the House,
all of the fixtures are reproduction
pieces to maintain the character.
"Everything has got to look just like before."
It is in E.P. Davis' library and the
main rooms on the ground floor, that
visitors will be most aware of the rebirth of the House. Years of dirt and
faded varnish have been cleaned off
the oak and rosewood and the finish on
the new oak floor catches the light from
the coastal skies and reflects it up onto
the textile border of the Kanakla Room
and the work of Bruce Taylor, Master
Carver, who took a year to work the
oak leaf/acorn motif throughout the
House.
And the windows. When Alex Hovatta and his crew came on site, some
windows were cracked and broken and
the leaded panes were bowed from the
wind and the sun. Now they have been
rebuilt. For seventy-seven years, E.P.
Davis' MacLure house has been lived
in, worked in, and played in. At the
time of the First World War it was a
grand house, and thanks to Ida Green,
it will be again. In Samuel MacLure's
words, "The best is yet to come."
The House on the Cliff is being
reborn. □
Patrick Lewis is a Vancouver writer
and member of Bob Harlow's famous
'Creative Non-Fiction' workshop of
1986.
Photos: Cecil Green Park in its various
guises; also, Cecil Green beside bronze
bust of Ida Green
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garete died of a heart attack on November
28, 1988. Ted has an interest in a gold mine
near Revelstoke, BC. It is expected to go into
production this year so he expects to come
west from time to time this summer ...
Charlie Bishop left Vancouver in 1927 to
attend Babson College in Massachusetts for
a year. He worked for a brokerage firm In
Chicago at the time ofthe Wall Street crash
in 1929. In 1937 he went to work for
Container Corp. retiring in 1970 as Vice
President. He then built a home in Pauma
Valley Country Club and is enjoying life
there with his wife Lurana ... Art Gordon
BSc'27has travelled to Washington, DC and
Honolulu. He still does a fair amount of
swimming and keeps active... Clare (McQar-
rie) McAllister BA'27, Social Work Dip'45
spent two years in the Fairview Shacks and
worked in the UBC School of Social Work
from 1962-70. In 1983 she was made an
Honorary Citizen of the city of Victoria and
in 1987 she received the Canada Volunteer
Award from Health and Welfare Canada.
She received the Heart of Gold Award from
the city of Victoria in March 1989 and she
recently accepted an Honourary Life Membership for the UBC Historical Federation.
Clare has recently become a great-grand
mother for the fourth time ... Ed Nunn
BSc'27 has been keeping in contact with his
class of '27 Science. He and his wife have
been perking along and they feel pretty good
... Thomas T. Ogawa BASc'29 chose to retire
4 years ago from Marubeni - Seattle, at age
77 ... Clara F. (Greggor) Stalker BA'26 is
still alive and well! Her brother and sister
were also 20s grads. Her sister Agnes A.
(Greggor) Joughin BA' 17 has since passed
away as well as her brother Robert Douglas
Greggor BSc'25 who was a football hero in
the 20s. Clara has a step-son, Robert
Stalker BSc'50, who is also a graduate of
UBC!
30s
Arthur E. Buller BA'33 has retired in Victoria. He has worked at a variety of mines
including the Nickel Plate at Hedley, the
Pend Oreille Mine in Washington, Cyprus
Mines, and Union Carbide Corp. in the
Middle East and Africa. He also organized
an exploration company and later set up his
own consulting firm. He was active in
professional organizations ... Roy Phillips
BASc'39, past president of the Canadian
Manufacturers' Assoc, is now the first
Canadian president of the International
Organization for Standardizations (ISO) .one
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Sam Roddan BA'37 has just finished playing the role of Mr. McGuffey, the milkman,
in the film adaption of his short story, "The
Bell Ringers." The film is scheduled for
release in the spring of 1989.
40s
Cyril James Bennett BCom'45, BA'45 is
living in New Zealand. He retired from
teaching commercial subjects and pulp and
papermaking from N.Z. Technical Corres.
Inst, in 1977 and spent the next eight winters conducting meetings and editing examinations for Trades Cert. Board. He is
presently slightly more retired but coaching
I.C.S. students... Although officially retired,
John Carson BA'43, is still teaching part
time at the University of Ottawa. He was
Dean of Business Administration there following his eleven years as chairman of
Canada's Public Service Commission. In
1981 he went from there to establish a
faculty of Management Studies at the University of Jayewardenepura in Sri Lanka.
He taught there for five years and received
another honorary LLD. From his home in
Ottawa and his cottage in the Gatineau
hills, he enjoys his six children and twelve
grandchildren. His wife, Elspeth, died in
1971 ... John Charters BA'46, BEd'58 is a
longtime Castlegar News columnist. Bear
Grass Press has just published a book which
contains 115 of his best columns ... Bryan
Collins Colwell BA'41 is chairman of Ecumenical Action, a Chaplain of the Royal
Canadian Legion in Whalley, Chaplain ofthe
new Buma Star Association in Vancouver,
Chaplain in the Surrey Memorial Hospital,
and is on the division of Global Concerns of
the United Church. He completed his D.
Min in '88 after retirement ... Ronald D.
Grantham BASc'48 has taken early retirement from his position as Vice President of
Reid Crowther and Partners. He has been
appointed to the Board of Directors and is
Chief Executive Officer of CHEMBIOMED.
He was recently presented with an award by
the Alberta Association of Professional Engineers ... Jules LeBrun BASc'66 has moved
to White Rock after 42 years in Ontario. He
spent 30 years working for Giffels Associates
as a consultant in Toronto and has recently
retired ... Alex A. Leslie BA'48 spent 19
years as a YMCA Secretary and 21 years
with the Canadian International Development Agency, including postings as First
Secretary, Development to the Canadian
Embassies to Pakistan/Afghanistan, Jamaica/Belize and Zimbabwe. He has now
retired to Belize where he is overseeing the
construction of 45 rural health posts. The
project is funded by Canadian Rotary clubs
and managed by Kirathimo International, a
Canadian firm concerned with the development of primary health care services in the
third world.
Chronicle/Autumn 1989 21 Class Acts
50s
Ronald J. Baker BA'51, MA'53, a professor
at the University of PEI, was named a distinguished member for 1988 by The Canadian
Society for the Study of Higher Education ...
David M. Bowden BASc'52 has accepted an
assignment to work on a CIDA-funded agriculture research and development project in
Pakistan for two years starting June 1989...
John Alfred Charters BA'47 has published
his second book. He is now the President of
the newly formed Castlegar and District
Heritage Society which has aquired a CP.
Rail Station ... Owen C. Dolan LLB'52 has
been elected Vice-President of the National
Council of the Canadian National Institute
for the Blind. He is also a partner of Clark,
Wilson, Barristers and Solicitors of Vancouver ... Percy T. Eastham BA'50, LLB'51 has
been appointed Consul General in San Francisco ... Marjorie M. (Anstey) Fowler BHE'51
is into her second year of being property
manager of a United Church Camp ... Patricia (Demmery) James BA'56 retired last
year after 34 years as an Optometrist practicing in Vancouver... Ed Johnson BASc'50
has retired as vice-president of Operations
from Westcoast Energy after 31 years ...
John C. (Jock) McKay BASc'54 has retired
from Stelco Inc. after 34 years of service. He
was Director of Research & Development for
11 years ... Peter A. Manson BA'51, LLB'52
has been elected to the Board of Directors of
Seaboard Life Insurance Company. Peter is
apartnerwith the lawflrm of Ladner. Downs
in Vancouver, and was previously a Senior
Vice-President with the Bank of Montreal in
Toronto... J.H. (Bert) Morgan BA'53, MEd'61
retires this June from the position of Superintendent of Schools in District No.65
(Cowichan). Including four years as Superintendent, he has spent 35 years in public
education in BC ... Gordon Munro BA'56
currently with the UBC Department of Economics, was recently decorated by the government of Peru at a ceremony in the Torre
Tagle Palace, Lima. He was made a Grand
Officer of the Order of Merit for Distinguished Service for his work in fostering
economic cooperation among developing
coastal states ofthe Pacific ... Kenneth D.
Noble BA'56 has been appointed President
of Hoover Canada Inc. He will be responsible
for all Hoover operations in Canada... Pauline
J. Olthof BSc'59 says she is much better
now that she is retired! There is no more
getting up in the middle ofthe night, lacking
sleep and being only "half there"! ... Bob
Pearmain BA'58, BEd'63, MEd'66, Principal
of Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School
in Vancouver, was elected Chairman of the
Standing Conference of Heads of International Baccalaureate schools at the organization's annual meeting held in Singapore in
February. Mr. Pearmain is the first public
school Principal and the first North American to hold the position ... June (Gremell)
Ross BA'50 is presently Dean of Applied Arts
and has been recently appointed to Director
of Outreach, Sheridan College of Applied
Arts & Technology in Oakville, Ontario ...
Eleftherios Sawides BSc'56 was transferred to Kerkyra, Greece after spending
eleven consecutive years in Kavala, Greece
... Norma McCurdy Selwood BEd'59 will
receive her B. Fine Arts in Music this year at
UVic. She performed a cantata on March
20th which was written by Linda (Hambly)
Rickard BA'59 ... Tom B. Simms BCom'57
has been appointed to Vice-President, Administration and Information Services of
Petro-Canada... Gordon T. Tailing BASc'50
retired December 31. 1988 and has moved to
sunny White Rock ... Laurence A. Taylor
BASc'52 has just returned from Zimbabwe,
his 4th Technical Education project in Africa. Previous assignments were in Zambia,
The Gambia and Egypt... Gordon A. Thorn
BCom'56, MEd'71 has become Principal in
charge of executive search for The Sterling
Group Organization And Management Development Consultants. He is a Convocation Senator at UBC ... Priedrich W. Von
Althen BSF'56 received the 1988 CIF Canadian Forestry Scientific Achievement Award
for his research in the establishment of high
value hardwoods ... John Wiens BA'52 and
wife Bertha are beginning two-year Mennonite Central Committee assignments in
Neuwied, West Germany. John will be working
as Assistant Secretary for Europe. He last
worked as a high school principal in Burnaby.
60s
Allen I. Bernholtz BArch'63 has been elected
by the Board of Directors ofthe Royal Architectural Institute of Canada to a Fellowship
in the Institute (F.R.A.I.C.) ... Dr. J. Keith
Brimacombe BASc'66 has been appointed
Professor and Director ofthe Centre for Metallurgical Process Engineering at UBC ...
Lorna M. Campbell BEd'64 has been appointed principal of Queen Alexandra Senior
Public School in Toronto ... John A. Gem-
mill BA'62, LLB'63 has been appointed Provincial Commissioner, BC Yukon Council,
Boy Scouts of Canada... Lynore Harrington
BEd'69 graduates June 1989 from Boston
University (overseas) with a Masters in
Counselling. She lives in Heidelberg, West
Germany with her husband Don and four
children. They are with the Canadian Military's NATO committment there ... Merle E.
Herbert BA'68 took back her maiden name.
She has moved from 3-year secondment as
Second Languages Coordinator, BC Ministry of Education to Vice-Principal of Osoyoos
Elementary ... Harold Hiebert BEd'63 and
wife Margaret are beginning a three-year
Mennonite Central Committee assignment
in Swaziland. Harold will be working as an
industrial arts teacher ... C. Rodney Innes
BA'66 is now a Senior Financial Planner and
Investment Counselor with Hector M. Chisholm & Co. Ltd ... Perry Jacobson BASc'65
and Ruth (Schulz) Jacobson BSc'64 reside
in Kelowna. Perry is with Fletcher Challenge and Ruth teaches... James V. Koziak
BASc'64 has been appointed as Executive
Vice-President of Fairwater Capital Corporation ... Larry LeGros BCom'63 and Marion
(Maclean) LeGros BHE'60 have moved to
Ottawa where Larry has been promoted to
Director General, Airports Operations, in
Transport Canada's national headquarters
following nine years as Airport General
Manager at Calgary International Airport...
Sophia Leung BSW64, MSW'66 has been
elected as the President of the Vancouver
Chamber Choir Society for two years. She is
also serving on the Board of Grace Hospital
& Chinese Cultural Centre ... R.W. (Bob)
McCaskill BA'69, LLB'72 is Vice-President
and General Counsel for Petro-Canada and
has now been appointed Secretary of Petro-
Canada ... Gerald A.B. McGavin BCom'60
has recently been appointed as Chairman of
the Board of Directors for British Pacific
Properties Limited. He has been the President of McGavin Properties Ltd since 1979
and is the Chairman of the Wesbrook Society of UBC ... Beverly MacMillan BHE'65
has been appointed to the position of President (1989-90) of Canadian Quilters' Association - a national organization of quilters
... Major A.R. McLean BSc'61, MD'65 has
recently rejoined the Canadian Forces as
Deputy Commanding Officer of the Field
Ambulance in Lahr, W. Germany... Charles
R. Maier BA'69 has been seconded from the
Yukon Archives to the Governor General's
Office in Ottawa to work as Athabaska Herald in the newly established Canadian Heraldic Authority ... Ian Richard Mayers
BSc'68 and his wife Heather now have 3
children. Their youngest, Roderick, was
born on December 27, 1988. Ian just completed two years as a Geophysical Advisor to
Costa Rica National Oil Company and will
soon be opening a Geoscience Consulting
Practice in Calgary ... Kyle Mitchell
BComm'65, LLB'66 was elected chairperson
for 1989 of the Vancouver Public Library
board of directors ... Marilyn Smith Pattison BA'63, MEd'68 was awarded a PhD in
Higher Education by the University ofToronto,
in June 1988. She is presently working
part-time at the Council of Ontario Universities ... Louise Ritchie BEd'69 and John
Ritchie BASc'69, MASc'70 were living in
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario until January 1989. John was manager of Engineering
for Acres International Ltd. In January they
took up their fourth overseas posting in
Kathmandu, Nepal where John is Team
Leader for the Master Plan for Irrigation.
Louise will be doing volunteer work in the
community. In the past they have worked in
Thailand and Sri Lanka ... Robert Louis
Stein BA'69 has a book called The French
SugarBusinessinthe EighteenthCentury^ It
has been published by Louisiana State
University Press ... Susan Reta (Miller)
Suart BSc'65 is in Ottawa managing the 14
Branch Libraries ofthe Canada Institute for
Scientific and Technical Information, which
22 Chronicle/Autumn 1989 Class Acts
is a division ofthe National Research Council ... Patricia Valentine BSN'62 was a
faculty member in the School of Nursing
from 1973 to 1983. She has recently completed her doctorate in Educational Administration and has been an Associate Professor and the Associate Dean of the Unde-
graduate Program in the Faculty of Nursing
at the University of Alberta since January
1987.
70s
Jane Patricia (Cooper) Affleck BA'70 has
returned to teaching high school French
after 6 years as a Second Language Consultant for the Lethbridge Public School Board
... Alexander (Sandy) Angus BA'78, LLB'82
has recendy become a partner is the law
firm of Norton, Stewart & Scarlett... George
A. Battye BCom'70 is the Managing Partner
of Thome Ernst & Whinney's Vancouver
office ... Patricia (McNulty) Berry BPE'73,
MPE'76, MEd'86 is now Staff Training and
Development Specialist for the District of
Burnaby... Wayne I. Bobye BCom'70, MBA'71
has been appointed Vice-President, Finance
and Chief Financial Officer for Triton Canada Resources Ltd ... Roo Borson MFA'77
hasanewbook, Intent, OrThe Weight Of The
World, published by McClelland & Stewart
... Celso AJ_ Boscariol BA'77, LLB'81 was
elected as President, Italian Cultural Centre
Society and Canadian Italian Business &
Professional Association ... Darryl J. Bowers BASc'79 is working for Bianco Crosier
Weiler, Consulting Structural Engineers.
He has been appointed to principal of the
firm ... Dorothy E. Byrne LLB'77 has been
appointed to Vice-President - Regulatory
Matters and Corporate Secretary for BC
Telephone ... Craig Chamber-in BPE'75,
MPE'79 has taken a new position as Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology at
the University of Northern Colorado ... Ron
Davis BA'73 has been slide curator to St.
Martin's School of Art, London, since 1982
... John de Bruyn is a Postdoctoral Fellow in
the Physics Department at the University of
California, Santa Barbara. His wife Sally de
Bruyn MA'88 is teaching high school French
at the Cate School in Carpinteria, CA. They
will be moving to St. John's, Newfoundland
this summer where John will be a University
Research Fellow at Memorial University ...
John deC. Evans BCom'72 recently joined
the Strand Group as President of Strand
Properties, having held the position of Senior Vice-President with a leading Western
Canadian development company for the past
decade ... Brian E. Ellis PhD'70 has been
appointed Head ofthe Plant Science Department at UBC effective July 1, 1989. He is
returning to BC after living in West Germany for 3 years and Ontario for 17 years ...
S. Allison Fader BA'74, LLB'79 was awarded
a Master of Public Administration at U.Vic.
in November 1988. She has left Indian &
Northern Affairs and now is working in
Program Evaluation for the Secretary of
State in Ottawa ... Jon H. Fairfax BASc'75
is the Chief Engineer of the Power Division
for Electrical Systems Inc. in Vancouver ...
Geoffrey P. Gould LLB'76 has retired from
the practice of law at Silversides & Co. in
Prince Rupert and now owns and operates
Pacific Boat Brokers in Prince Rupert ...
David P.M. Hadote BSc'70 completed MSc
in Mineral Exploration, Mining Geology in
October 1984 at Imperial College of Science
and Technology, VIC. He is now Principal
Geologist of Uganda Geological Survey and
Mines Department ... Ronald L. Handford
BSc'74 has been appointed Vice President,
Corporate Banking for Barclays Bank of
Canada ... Beverly Dawn Hilborn MEd'77
has been appointed Principal of Kanata
Elementary School in Prince Rupert, BC
after 19 years teaching in New Westminster
and 11 as Vice-Principal... Michael B. Holmes
BSF'79 has recently moved to Vancouver as
a log trader for Fletcher Challenge Canada
with wife Janice (Redfern) Holmes BA'77
and their two children ... Robert D. Holmes
BA'78, LLB'81 has been admitted to the
partnership of Mawhinney & Kellough,
Barristers & Solicitors in Vancouver... Wendy
R. Holm MSc'74 married Murray Lawlor in
June 1989. She is Editor and Contributing
Author for Water & Free Trade,, James Lo-
rimer & Co. Publishers, Toronto. Wendy is
also the President of the BC Institute of
Agrologists (1989-90) ... Brian W. Jones
MBA'75 is a Senior Vice President of Johnson
& Higgins Willis Faber Ltd., a leading international insurance brokerage. He has recently been appointed as Manager of the
Toronto Branch ... Gerald N. King BMus'75
recently was appointed Assistant Professor
in Music Education and Conductor of the
Wind Symphony at University of Victoria ...
Milos Kostic PhD'77 has recendy been
appointed Director of Research and Technical Services for IPSCO Inc. He assumes his
new responsibilities after serving ten years
in various metallurgical, research and development positions in the company ...
Robert G. Kuhn BA'76, LLB'79 has joined
the law firm of McCarthy & McCarthy at the
Vancouver office. Robert is active in the
Canadian Bar Association and various organizations within the construction industry, and frequently lectures in his areas of
expertise... Peter Lake BASc'76 just graduated in Medicine at Univ. of Calgary. He
starts a Family Medicine Residency in Victoria on the 15th of June ... Peter Lattey
BArch'72 has moved to Brisbane, Australia
with his wife and three children. He is
working forThiess Contractors as a Coordinator ... Donald Lira BSc'73 has been appointed Regional Lab Officer Atlantic, Canadian Forces Medical Services, on posting to
CF Hospital Halifaz... Andrew N. Un BSc'75,
MD'78 became Assistant Professor of Dermatology at The Rockefeller University in
New York in September 1988... Owen Lubin
PhEd'78 has been appointed Vice-President
of U.S. Operations for National Glass Ltd. in
Woodinville, Washington ... Hugh MacKin-
Year Round
Tennis
offering
• Club Programs
• Lesson Programs
(private/group)
• Pro Shop
One Stop Tennis
Centre
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non BEd'77, MEd'84 is the new Vice-Principal at Georges P. Vanier Senior Secondary in
Courtenay leaving the same job at Caledonia
Sr. Sec. in Terrace. Hugh and wife Kathie
(Munro) MacKinnon BEd'79 have taught in
New Westminster, the East Kootenays, the
NorthWestand now Vancouver Island. Along
with sons Scott, Sean & Ross, they are
looking forward to the new challenges and
the move ... Heather McKenzie BEd'79
married Glenn Dobie on May 20th/89.
Heather is a music specialist in Cranbrook
and is working on her Master's degree in
Administration and Curriculum ... John A.
Matheson MD'76 has successfully completed
a residency in Radiology in Calgary. He will
be joining a practice in the Fraser Valley this
summer ... Gerald J. Miller BCom'78 has
been appointed Vice President, Controller of
the Company for West FraserTimber Co. Ltd
... M. Celine Murphy BA'73 has been 16
years in a cloistered, contemplative convent
of Poor Clare nuns in Mission, B.C., having
made a life-time commitment to this life of
prayer. She is known as Sister Marie Ther-
ese ... Marty Nixon BCom'74 recently became the President of National Glass Ltd.
He has been with the company since 1978...
Darrell O. Noakes BA'79 is now working as
Communications Planner for Public Affairs
Centre at Canada Mortgage and Housing
Corporation in Ottawa... David Pacey BSF71
has been elected to the Board of Directors of
Big Brothers of B.C. He is the Vice President
of fund raising for Big Brothers... Mary-Pat
Pumfrey BSR'74 lives in Santa Cruz, California with her husband. She has a son
Doug Mattson Andrew (born 7/84) and a
daughter Krista (bom 2/88) ... Rhondda
Porter BA'75, MEd'85 who teaches English
to medical students in Kuwait, married
Michael Plumb on December 28th, 1988 ...
Dick (R.C.) Richardson MA'70 is a Senior
Lecturer in International Relations at Tees-
side Polytechnic in England. He has written
frequent articles on disarmament and has
just published a book entitied The Evolution
of British Disarmament Policy in the 1920s
through Pinter Publishers (London) and St.
Martin's Press (New York) ... Kenneth C.
Stewart is moving to Royston, B.C. to work
in real estate. He also has a new son named
Kurtis... Joseph B.M. Thoiburn BASc'70 is
in the mountains and valleys of Ethiopia
helping Ethiopians find and develop potable
water supplies through CIDA and Associated Engineers Intl. Ltd.... Margaret Susan
Twohig BA'74 married Donald Harrison on
August 18th, 1988 in Canterbury, England
... Ben Whiting BSc'79, MSc'89 has recently
been promoted to Senior Regional Manager
and appointed to the Board of Directors of
Lynx Geosystems Inc. He and Nancy Matheson BCom'81, LLB'86 will be celebrating
their tenth anniversary this year ... Carole
Ann Wilson BEd'76 is currentiy teaching in
Richmond and has been elected President of
the Vancouver Community College (VCC)
Alumni Association... Ed R.R. Wltzke BA'72,
BArch'76 has just completed a book entitled
The House Doctor and has kindly donated a
copy to the UBC Alumni Association's library. He will also be featured in another
book written by Douglas Gray entitled Home
Inc. - The Canadian Home Based Business
Guide. Ed is still doing inspections, appearing on various radio and television talk
shows throughout N. America, editing the
Residential Masonry Contractors newsletter, sitting on various boards, and writing
newspaper columns... Ted Wilford BSc'78,
MSc'82, MD'88 finished interning at Lions'
Gate Hospital in June '89 and now has a
general practice in Williams Lake, B.C. ...
Glyn Wilton BA'70 after 13 years in Calgary
and five and a half years with Norex Leasing
Inc., will become Senior Credit Analyst for
the Vancouver Branch ... Larry D.S. Wolfe
MSc'74, MBA'83 is a partner in Quadra
Planning Consultants Ltd. of West Vancouver. It is an environment and land use
planning firm ... Richard Wayne Wozney
LLB'70 was elected Mayor of Kitimat in the
November 1988 municipal election, after
serving two years as Alderman ... Liisa
O'Hara MSc(MBA)'76 has been appointed VP
Human Resources and Regulatory Affairs
for Trans Mountain Pipe Line.
80s
Ernie Anderson BASc'80 is a Staff Petroleum Engineer with Amoco Canada. He
married Teresa Spence in Calgary in August
... Charles Armstrong BSc'84 is now working with the Department of Fisheries and
Oceans in Prince Rupert, after experience
with Agriculture Canada in chemistry research ... Harinder S. Bains BASc'85 married TagrupPooni in August 1987. Harinder
is now working for Varian Canada Microwave Division in Georgetown, Ontario... Ian
J.H. Baird BA'81, LLB'85 has started his
own law practice in High Level, Alberta. It is
going well ... Patrick Berting BA'85 has
been with Sterling Newspapers a year and is
enjoying small town life as editor of the
Creston Valley Advance ... Markus N_A.
Bockmuehl BA'81 is an Assistant Professor
of Biblical Studies at Regent College, Vancouver. He has just been appointed as
Assistant Lecturer at the University of
Cambridge, England and will move after
Christmas... Terry Brookes BASc'80 spent
the summer of 1988 touring municipal proj -
ects in the USSR for the Government of the
NWT... Dave Butler BScF'81 has moved his
family to Cranbrook where he is now the
Senior Land Officer for the Kootenay Region
of the Ministry of Crown Lands ... Phil
Carriere BA'82 married Linda Guskin BA'86
on January 1st, 1989. Both are employed by
Transport Canada Airports Authority Group
in Vancouver... Peter W.K. Cheung BSc'84,
LLB'88 was called to the B.C. Bar in April.
He is practicing in the area of corporate/
commercial law... Laverne J. Clostio BHE'82
married Hans Remmelg on July 30, 1988.
She is still living and teaching in McBride,
B.C. ... James M. Coady BA'80, LLB'83 was
called to the British Columbia Bar in 1984.
He has been practicing in the area of civil
litigation and just recendy became a partner
in the law firm of Boughton Peterson Yang
Anderson ... Martin Cocking BA'87 was
recently elected to the UBC Alumni Association's Board of Management. He has been
appointed Community Relations Director
for Northern Lights College in Dawson Creek,
B.C. He will continue to attend meetings
and hopes to organize a Northern B.C. Branch.
Interested Alumni can contact Martin at
Northern Lights College, 11401-8th Street,
Dawson Creek, B.C., V1G 4G2/(604) 782-
5251... James Cooper BSc'81 is headed for
chiropractic school in Toronto ... Darrell
G.L. Dick LLB'88 was called to the B.C. Bar
in April. He is a new associate for Boughton
Peterson Yang Anderson and is practicing in
the area of wills, trusts and estates... Karen
Dickson BEd'77, LLB'81 was called to the
barin 1982. She is now a partner in the firm
of Swinton & Company. Her preferred areas
of practice are corporate and commercial
law... Michael Dobrogowski MD'84 is at the
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary,
Harvard Medical School, doing a glaucoma
fellowship ... Robert Easton BA'69, LLB'73
has become a partner in the firm of Swinton
& Company. His preferred areas of practice
are insurance and commercial litigation ...
Virginia A. Engel LLB'83 was called to the
British Columbia Bar in 1984. She has been
practicing in the area of civil litigation and
just recently became a partner in the law
firm ofBoughton Peterson Yang Anderson...
Robert A. Fashler LLB'80 has become an
associate of Ladner Downs, Barristers and
Solicitors ofVancouver... Dave Frank MBA'85
and Dave Dale BCom'83 have formed Horizon Pacific Ventures Ltd, a strategic consulting firm specializing in Transportation
and Economic Development ... Greg Franklin MBA'85, MD'89 just recendy graduated
from UBC again. He is still a starving
student doing post-grad work in family
medicine at the University of Saskatchewan
... Linda Freer BEd'86 has been living and
working in London for the past year and a
half... William Gallacher BASc'86 has been
promoted to Recruiting and Training Manager for North America with Dowell Schlumberger Inc. in Houston, Texas ... Tom Gierc
BScF'83, BASc'85 married in '88 and has
one baby girl. He is the owner/ operator of a
door manufacturing plant in Duncan ...
Robert A. Gilbert BASc'81 is the Manager of
Information Services for Crestbrook Forest
Industries in Cranbrook, B.C. ... Maureen
Gilchrist MBA'84 has been appointed by the
the Technical Service Council to Regional
Manager, British Columbia and Yukon ...
Brian R. Gold BA'87 is receiving an MA in
Regional Studies of East Asia from Harvard
University in June 1989 ... Carol Tates
BHE'87 and Peter Graff BSF86 were married on July 1st 1989 ... John Edward
Graves BA'85 married Twila Gayle Levesque
on September 2, 1989. He has a new job as
Commercial Lines Underwriter with Commercial Ur_on Assurance... John F.W. GuseOe
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BASc'87 is a Mine Planning Engineer at the
Sullivan Mine in Kimberley, B.C. ... Joan
Hampl MLS'80 received an LLB degree from
the University of Alberta and is now working
as a reference librarian at the University of
Calgary Law Library ... Nancy E. Heath
BSc'82 received a Masters Degree in Animal
Science from Armidale, Australia in June
1988. She graduated from Western College
of Veternary Medicine in May 1989 and will
be practicing in Alberta ... Janice L. Hill
BMus'85 finished her Professional Teacher
Certificate at SFU in 1988 ... William R.
Holms BCom'86 and Kelly-Lynn S. Ziola
BEd'88 were married on June 25th, 1988.
Kelly is teaching ESL in the Vancouver
district. Bill works for Price Waterhouse
Chartered Accountants ... Douglas H.
Hopkins BSc'78 was called to the British
Columbia Bar in 1984. He has recently been
admitted to the partnership of the law firm
Boughton Peterson Yang Anderson and is a
member ofthe firm's corporate/commercial
practice group ... Brent E. Hunter BA'85
has a new job as a Vocational Consultant
with the Mutual Group. He works with
hospital employees who are ill or injured and
on their disability insurance... Ken Johnson
BASc'81, MASc'86 is working as a Planning
Engineer for the Government of the Northwest Territories. He is enjoying life north of
90 ... Yau Tin Kwun Joseph BCom'82 is a
partner of a local CPA firm and a Branch
President for the Society of Management
Accountants of B.C. (HK Branch) ... Ian
Brian Johnston BSF83 moved from Kamloops
to Burns Lake to take a job as Resource Assistant with the Ministry of Forestry. He is
married to Haleen (Dunlop) Johnston
BHE'80. They have one daughter, Sarah
Haleen, born August 10, 1987 ... Grace L.
Jung PhD'85 has been appointed to Research Scientist in the Chemistry Department of Bio-Mega in Laval, Quebec... Joanne
L. Kavalec BA'84 is working at the Advocates' Society Institute in Toronto until
September 1989, at which time she will
attend the University of Windsor Law School
... Winona Kent MFA'85 will have her first
novel published in May by Seal in Canada
and Bantam in the US ... Mark H. Kirby
BASc'82 is currently a Development Engineer with Union Carbide, in Toronto. He
married Rachel Higgins in December 1988
... Candace E. Laird BSF'83 has recently
been promoted to Registrar of the Association of B.C. Professional Foresters... Allison
Langley BCom'86 has a new job as Executive Personnel Consultant with David Aplin
& Associates of Calgary ... Bennett Lee
LLB'83 is a new associate for Boughton Peterson Yang Anderson and is practicing in
corporate/commercial and intellectual property law. He was called to the B.C. Bar in
1984 ... Michele Liang BCom'87 and Rob
VanWalleghem BA'86 were married on June
24, 1989 in Calgary ... Grant D. Lockhart
BSc'87 married Kathryn E. Krueger BA'82
on July 1st. He works for Pacific Geophysical Ltd. and she is Dean's Assistant at
Regent College    ... James Loo BASc'85,
MASc'87 is working as a Defence Electronics
Specialist for the Department of National
Defence in Ottawa... Doris Macdonald BA'85
is studying for a doctorate in Linguistics at
L.S.U. in Baton Rouge, LA. She recently
enjoyed a Mardi Gras visit from four ex-
MUSSOCers, but apologizes for the Canadalike cold weather! ... Shona MacKay BA'84
was married to Darrell Hurst on June 24th
at St. Mary's Anglican Church ... Peter
Marrs BSc'81, PhD'87 and wife Laurie
(Marchand) Marrs BEd'84 are in Victoria.
Peter teaches chemistry at UVic and Laurie
teaches French Immersion (Grade 3) at Quadra
Elementary... Arvind Midha BASc'81 moved
to Seattle, Washington in January 1989. He
is the Manager of Quality Assurance Engineering, Seattle Steel and is having a great
time ... Paul R. Miller BA'82, LLB'88 was
called to the B.C. Bar in April. He is a new
associate for Boughton Peterson Yang Anderson and is practicing in the area of civil
litigation... Cheryl MitcheU MA'84, LLB'87
resigned from the Department of External
Affairs in Ottawa and is now articling in
Toronto with McCarthy & McCarthy... Ronald
J. Monk BASc'87 is married to Patti J.
Tomassoh LLB'87. Ron is working for Sigma
Resource Consultants Ltd. Patti is a criminal prosecutor... Lori J. Murton BSC'87 is
now working as a Programmer/Analyst at
First City Trust... Paul Newman BScF'85 is
working in London, UK as a plywood specialist for the Council of Forest Industries ...
Jennifer O'Halloran BScAg'81 is now employed by Olds College Extension Services as
their Seed and Grains Technology Specialist
... Roger Ord BASc'85 is continuing work in
the pursuit of gold with BHP Utah Mines
Ltd. in NWT, and overseas ... Alexandra A.
Paalvast BHE'80 completed an MBA with a
concentration in Finance at Queen's University and will be working in the Commercial
Banking Division ofthe Toronto - Dominion
Bank ... Frank-Erik Paul MBA'88, BA'85
previously with Canadian Pacific, has accepted a management consultancy position
with Don Ference and Associates Ltd. of
Vancouver in December 1988. He recently
conducted an economic development study
for the Yukon Government Department of
Renewable Resources... Christopher Pearson BA'87 received an MA in architectural
history at the University of London (Cour-
tauld Institute) in 1988, and will begin a PhD
at Stanford this fall ... James Proskurniak
LLB'85 is joining Miller, Thomson, Sedgewick, Lewis & Healy (Toronto) as an associate lawyer in April 1989 ... Nick Radonic
BASc'84 married Nancy Fleming BA'83 who
is a chartered accountant. They have lived
in Toronto since August 1988 ... Colin Ras-
mussen BSc'81, MSc'84 received a PhD in
Cell Biology at Baylor College of Medicine. In
1981 he married Grace Hernandez BSc'81.
They have one son, Jason; a second child
was due in April 1989 ... R.J. (Jim) Robinson BSc'85 married JuanitaThorley in 1987.
He worked in B.C. and the Yukon until 1988
then moved to Ottawa and took fourth year
geology at Carleton University.   He is cur
rently seeking employment in the mineral
exploration field and enjoying the sunshine
... Ian Rokeby MBA'83 has become an associate of the engineering firm Choukalos,
Woodburn, McKenzie, Maranda Ltd... Michelle Rupp BCom'85 has been appointed
Manager ofthe Corporate Trust Department
of the Pacific Region of Royal Trust... Sally
A. Ruston BSc'82 anticipates moving to
Adelaide, South Australia in Fall 1989 ...
Peter Schoenberg BSc'84, MLS'86 married
Susan Carlisle MLS'87 on July 1, 1989 in
West Vancouver ... Laura Ryder BEd'86 is
teaching Junior High Special Education in
an integrated setting in Calgary ... Tim
Sargeant BASc'81 and Brad Turner BASc'83
have joined forces and are Vice-presidents of
Halco Software Systems Ltd ... Sandra F.
Sellens LLB'87 has been appointed President of British Columbia Epilepsy Society...
Aron Senkpiel BA'76, MA'79, DipAdEd'88 is
working in Whitehorse at Yukon College.
Aron is planning next year's long-awaited
northern studies program, the first to be
located in the north ... Richard J. Slawson
MA'87 is a graduate student at the University of Texas ... Allen A. Soltan BCom'80,
LLB'83 has been practicing law with the firm
of Davis & Company since 1984. He is
taking a 12 month leave of absence from
that firm to undertake graduate legal studies at Columbia University in New York City
... Erin M. Stoddard BSc'85 and Cynthia J.
Powell Bsc'85, BEd'86 were married on July
31st, 1988. They hosted the traditional
zoology '84/'85 summer baseball party at
Maple Grove Park the day before their wedding. Erin is currently working for Enviro-
con Pacific and Cynthia is teaching computing at Cariboo College ... Clinton Thomas
BSc'83 has a new job with MacDonald
Dettwiler and Associates ... Larry Thomas
BSc'81, MSc'87 is the Western Editor for
'Cattlemen: The Beef Magazine.'... Susanne
Doris Timm BEd'85 married Mr. Chris Timm
in 1986. She is teaching grade five in Surrey
... Robert Turnbull BASc'84 married Antje
Johannsen on January 28th, 1989 in Calgary where both are employed at Northern
Telecom ... Anne (Hansson) Tork BA'81
married Aarne Tork in Ontario on August
20, 1988. They spent the winter in Halifax
studying storms, working in the Cloud Physics
Research Division ofthe Atmospheric Environment Service, in Toronto ... Marianne
(Lo) VanBuskirk BA'87 married Calvin D.
VanBuskirk BASc'87 on February 4th, 1989
... John Van Deursen BMus'85 recendy
started a new position as Music Co-ordinator for a chamber orchestra in Taiwan called
the Taipei Sinfonietta. He is also conducting
the Taichung University Union Orchestra at
the Tonghai University in the city of Taichung ... Simon Van Norden BA'82 received his PhD in Economics from MIT in
June. Since last September he has lived in
Ottawa with his wife Susan (Fisher) van
Norden BA'83 and has worked in the International Division ofthe Bank of Canada ...
Gary Villette BASc'83 is leaving his manufacturing engineering position at Chromalox,
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Inc for a similar position at Mott Manufacturing in Brantford Ontario ... Greg K. Wallace BSc'85 is presently enrolled in his final
year at the Optometry Program at the University of Waterloo. Greg and his wife Judi
became parents to a son, Brendan, March
29, 1988 ... Stuart Whitling BASc'86 was
awarded an MSc in CAE'88, Liverpool Polytechnic. He is working for Albright and
Wilson Ltd. in Whitehaven, Cumbria, UK as
Assistant Design Engineer ... Leroy Van
Wieren BASc'81 is working as a Senior
Geotechnical Engineer in the vast oil sands
in Northern Alberta. He has a four year old
son, a two year old son and a new daughter
born on April 2, 1989 ... Jeffrey William
Crawford BA'85 has a new job as Traffic
Coordinator for Neptune Bulk Terminals
(Canada) Ltd. He is engaged to mary Connie
Liebholz BA'85 in May 1989 ... Contrary to
local legend, Jody Woodland BASc'88 has
actually graduated and is gainfully employed
at Quintette Coal in Tumbler Ridge, B.C. ...
Kris Cholyk BSN'86 and Steve Gustavson
BASc'87 were married June 3, 1989. Kris is
working at BC Children's Hospital and Steve
is working for Sandwell Swan Wooster
Engineering. Another happy Engineering/
Nursing couple!
Births
Thomas Baumeister BSc'79, DMD'83 and
Brenda (Hobbs) Baumeister BSN'80 announce the birth of a girl, Lane Brigitta
Dominique Hobbs on January 7, 1989; a
much wanted sister for Mia and Marc... May
Chan MLS'78 announces the birth of daughter Amanda Merrillee Edwina, number 3 in
the Chan family, on June 30, 1988 ...
Gordon Dodds BA'85 and Donna Palmer-
Dodds BEd'82, DipArtHis'84 wish to announce the birth of their son Matthew Thomson on August 14, 1988 ... Kerry
(Holmgren) Duvall BSc'87 and her husband
announce the birth of a son, born on October 6th, 1988. Their daughter Christina
was born sixteen months earlier on June 22.
1987 ... Blake Farren PhD'80, MD'86 and
Ruth White Farren BSc'82, MD'86 proudly
announce the birth of Jonathan Neil (71b
9oz) on January 13th, 1989 in London,
Ontario where Blake is doing a residency in
anesthesia and Ruth is a G.P.... Ron Fulton
DMD'78, DipPerio'86 and Debbie Fulton are
pleased to announce the birth of Benjamin
Robert on July 27, 1988; a brother for
Lauren ... Rick Gibbs BEd'79, MA'85 and
Rika Gibbs BEd'78 wish to announce the
births ofNicoleTayeko(Nov'88), DanielArthur
Sept'86), Kara Evelyn (Nov'81) and Alyssa
Louise (May'79) AND THATS ALL! ... Victor
Grundy BCom'82 and Leslie (Nobbs) Grundy
BPE'79, MPE'82 are pleased to announce
the birth of their son, Ross William, on
January 17, 1989 ... Greig E. Henderson
BA'74 married Erica Steinberg on December
20, 1986. Identical twins, Sarah Rose and
Kerry Anne, were born on June 21st, 1988
at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Greg is
a professor of English at the University of
Toronto ... Jeanne (Bonin) Hoeller BSR'83
and Charlie Hoeller announce the birth of
their son Thomas James, born on October
31, 1988 ... Dawn Hope BEd'80 and Jay
Hope of Lions Bay are pleased to announce
the birth of their daughter Shannon Denise
on October 24, 1988 ... Beverly (Bingham)
Kirtay Dip.Dental Hygiene'81 married on
July 1, 1987 in Zurich, Switzerland and
returned to Canada July 1988. She announces that a daughter, Amelia, was born
December 5th, 1988... Andrew Kyflo BASc'86
married Lisa Breckenridge BEd'87 on July
25th. 1987. They now have a son, Keenan
Timothy Alden, born on March 1, 1989 ...
Michael McChesneyMBA'82 and Karlue
(Norrish) McChesney BEd'80 announce the
birth of a daughter Jenaya Kristen, born
February 23rd, 1989; a sister for twin brothers Spenser and Bryson ... Cherie (Birke-
land) Pearson BSW81 and Ken Pearson had
their second child on August 10, 1988.
Their son is named Scott Michael Pearson...
Cynthia Riddell BSR'73 and Ken Learn
announce the birth of Heather Doreen bom
November 17, 1987; a sister for Tara and
John ... Laila (Johnsen) Salm BSc'80 and
husband Patrick are delighted to announce
the birth of their first child Jordan Patrick
Salm on January 26, 1989 ... Ingolf and
Janet (Pascoe) Sandberg BEd'79 are pleased
to announce the birth of their first child,
Kirsten Liane, on September 28, 1988 ...
Winston L. Sayson BA'85, LLB'88 and Sonia
(Ang) Sayson BFA'83 are happy to announce
the birth of their first child, Vincent Allister,
on March 17, 1989 in Vancouver ... Randy
K. Soon BCom'76 and Rose Der BEd'78 are
happy to announce the birth of Bradley
Thomas Soon, onFebruary 12, 1989; alittle
brother for sister Christine born October 13,
1986 ... Glenn Tibbies BPE'73 and Sonja
(Norman) Tibbies BEd'74 welcomed with
love their first child, a girl, Paige Kristina,
Born January 26, 1989 in Mississuaga,
Ontario ... Steven John Baillie BSc'81 and
Kanya M. (Godwin) Baillie former Aggie,
wish to announce the birth of their son
Griffin William on June 2, 1989. He is a
brother for Matthew and Camille, a grandson for W. Garth Godwin BA'57 and a great-
grandson for Kathleen M. (Inglis) Godwin
BA'25 ... Stan Hack BA'72 and Sheila Lan-
drigan BRE'74 are happy to announce the
birth of their first child, a daughter, Lindsay
Landrigan Hack, on May 8, 1989... Pat Tole
BCom'77 and Cara (Thomas) Tole BEd'79
proudly announce the birth of Benjamin
Robert on January 27, 1989. He is a brother
for Nicola and Natalie ... Valerie (Dirks)
Poirer BEd'75 and her husband Robert are
pleased to announce the birth of their first
child, Samantha Paige, on May 10, 1989 in
Calgary, Alberta ... Frances (Ruigrok)
Samouilhan BHE'80, Teach.Cert.'86 married Didier Samouilhan in June 1985. They
had their first boy on April 6, 1989 named
Elan Maxime ... Vivian (Johnson) Switzer
BA'76 and Gray Switzer announce the birth
of a daughter Denea on August 23, 1988, a
sister for seven year old Eric. Vivian and
Gray live on Gabriola Island. Vivian lectures
part-time at a college and works part-time in
a long term care faculty in Nanaimo ...
Clinton Thomas_BASc'83 and Sheila Thomas announce the birth of Jeffrey Lloyd on
June 27, 1989, a brother for Bradley ...
Gavin K. Young BSc'69 and Lorna M.
(Procter) Young BA'69 are pleased to announce the birth of Christopher James on
October 14,1988...PatricioGonzalezBPE_2,
Director of UBC's Tennis Centre, and Allison
Jane Milroy BA'78, graphic designer, announce the birth of their second child Roberto
Alexander Milroy Gonzalez on April 13,1989.
In
Memoriam
John Napier Burnett BA'30, MA'43 of
Vancouver died at 89. He was President
ofthe UBC Alumni Association from 1934
- 36, and President of the BC Teachers
Federation and the BC School Inspectors
and Superintendents Association.
Ivan Henry Andrews BSc'20 passed away in
February 1989... Malkdat Singh Bains BA'67
died in July 1988. He was a teacher and a
soccer coach in London, Ontario. He leaves
behind his wife Margaret (Bowles) Bains
BSc'68, two sons, parents, one brother, and
two sisters ... Charles Bayley BA'35 died in
April... Alma Jean (Holmes) Cowan BA'75
died on March 25, 1989 at UBC Hospital...
Joseph Parnell Emery BEd'59, 1908-1989
passed away peacefully on February 21st,
1989. Mr. Emery was a well-known educator and sportsman in Victoria. He leaves his
wife of 52 years, Iris Patricia, son David, son
John Emery BASc'66, PhD'71, daughter
Patricia M. Emery BScN'77, and several
grandchildren... Shelley Halpenny DMD'83
was recendy killed in Jerusalem when an
Arab extremist sent her bus plunging into a
ravine ... Howard George Hipkin BSc'41
died suddenly on June 12th, 1989. Howard
worked as a chemical engineer at CF. Braun
and for the Bechtel Corp. He was named a
Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical
Engineers in 1982... Ruth (Wilson) Hulbert
BA'29 passed away on June 15, 1989 ...
Dorothy Jean Kergin BASc'52 died February 16th, 1989... A. Therese Killam BEd'87
died in a car accident on Easter Monday,
March 27th while driving to Revelstoke to
see her parents. She was very active in the
AMS. At the time of her death she was
teaching Special Education in Port Alice.
She leaves behind her husband Scott Killam BSF83... F. Malcolm Knapp, a forestry
professor at UBC since 1922, died in February. He founded the UBC research forest
north of Maple Ridge, which last year was
named after him.   He joined the UBC for-
26 Chronicle/Autumn 1989 Class Acts
In Memoriam (cont'd)
estry department in 1922 and took part in
the Great Trek in 1925 ... Shirley Magnus-
son passed away suddenly on the night of
January 4, 1989 after working on campus
for over 32 years. At the time of her death
she was employed as Assistant to the Director in the Office of Awards and Financial Aid.
Both students and colleagues will remember
Shirley for her kindness and thoughtfulness
over the years ... Mildred Marie (Pollock)
McClellan BA'35 died of cancer on August
18th, 1988 at the Vancouver General Hospital ... Mary (Neilans) MitcheU BHEc'49
passed away in Calgary on October 13,
1988. She was a Charter Member of Alberta
Dieticians Association and a Life Member of
Canadian Dietitic Association. Mary is survived by husband WUUam G. MitcheU
BComm'50 and four children ... Clarence
W. Montgomery MA'64 passed away on
March 26th, 1989... Eva Julia (Adamovich)
Princz BSc'71 died suddenly in a car accident on July 15, 1989 in Ottawa, Ontario.
She is survived by her husband Julius, her
three daughters and her infant son ... WilUam Michael Ross BEd'67 passed away
June 14, 1989 at the Victoria Hospice. Bill
had been on the faculty at U.Vic since 1974
where he was highly respected by both col-
legues and students... Marion Lenora (Irwin)
Odium BA'26 died on February 18th, 1989.
She was an assistant in the Department of
Dairying at UBC until 1931 and worked in
the Cardiology Department of Veteran's Affairs Hospital in Victoria ... Dianna Popowich
BA'85 died in March after a year long battle
with leukemia. Dianna was a former captain ofthe UBC Thunderbird Women's Field
Hockey Team ... James Reid BA'38, BEd'49
has passed away ... Robert Lloyd Salkeld
BSc'82 passed away at St. Paul's Hospital,
Vancouver on December 1, 1988 in his 32nd
year. Survived by loving parents, Dora and
Lloyd Salkeld of Alberta, sister and brother
in law, Brenda and Alex Hawley and nieces,
Julia and Alana Hawley of Alberta ... Harry
CF. Spring BA'40 died in N. Vancouver on
July 17, 1988. Mr. Spring was a member of
the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, retired
from a distinguished career as a lawyer,
following his military service as a gunnery
officer in World War II. He was on the Health
Sciences Centre Board at UBC in the early
1970s. He is survived by son Robert H.
Spring BA'62, LLB'60 and daughter Elaine
Matthews ... Barry SuUivan BA'66, LLB'71
died of cancer at the age of 49. Barry was a
respected lawyer who prosecuted many high-
profile criminal cases before he headed up
B.C.'s royal commission on education ...
Leonard H. Taylor BSc'45 died in a plane
accident September 2, 1988. He leaves
behind wife Peggy (Ostrom) Taylor
Dip.Nurs. '47... Colonel Duncan Todd BA'28
died in February 1989. Duncan was a popular athlete during his UBC days, and was
one of the first winners of a Big Block for
Canadian Rugby. He was decorated in WWII
and had an outstandingly successful mili
tary career... David Binnie Turner BSc'33,
BA'36, MA'44 died on April 6, 1989. He
retired as Deputy Minister of the Dept. of
Recreation and Conservation in 1968, was a
member of the Round Table, a long-time
Mason, a member ofthe B.C. Sports Hall of
Fame and the Canadian Hall of Fame for
soccer ... Mildred Ann Twiss BA'41 passed
awayattheageof70,onMarch9, 1989. She
was one ofthe first students to receive a BA
degree with a Geography major ... WiUiam
Lee Warner BA'47, LLB'48 (1922-1989) died
on January 31, 1989. He was a senior
partner ofWarner & Peterson Barristers and
Solicitors ... Dr. Edith E. (Lucas) WeUs
BA'25 died February 15th, 1989. She graduated with double honors in French and Latin
and won the Governor General's gold medal
as head of her graduating class. She had an
outstanding career as a scholar and educator ... Patricia Aileen (Skene) Wolfe MA'74,
MBA'84 died of cancer on February 9, 1989.
She is survived by her husband Larry D.S.
Wolfe MSc'74, MBA'83 and her 6 year old
son Christopher. Patricia served in several
positions for the City of Vancouver including
Assistant City Manager and Supervisor of
Properties. 3
Official Election Notice
Notice is hereby given that the election of the Chancellor and of ELEVEN
Members of the Senate to be elected by the members of Convocation of
The University of British Columbia will be held on Monday, March 5, 1990.
Candidates eligible to stand for election to the Senate are members of Convocation who are not members of the Faculties of the University.
The term of office is three years. The Convocation Senators will take office
on September 1, 1990. The Chancellor will take office on June 25, 1990.
Nomination Procedures:
1. All nominations of candidates for the office of Chancellor must be supported by the identifiable signatures of SEVEN persons entitled to vote in
the election of Chancellor and carry the signature of the nominee indicating willingness to run for election.
2. All nominations of candidates for membership in the Senate must be supported by the identifiable signatures of THREE persons entitled to vote in
the election of the Senate.
Nominations for these offices must be in the hands of the Registrar no later
than 4:00 p.m.on Friday, November 3, 1989.
Nomination forms are available at the office of the Registrar, tel. 228-6338.
In accordance with the University Act, an election register has been prepared showing the names and known addresses of all members of Convocation who are entitled to vote at an election and the register is open for
inspection Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. by all members entitled
to vote.
R.A. Spencer,
Registrar
The University of British Columbia
204-2075 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, B.C., Canada
V6T 1Z2
List of those currently holding office in the 1987-90 three-year term:
Chancellor
LR. Peterson, Q.C, LLB., LL.D., Ed.D., F.R.S.A.
Senate (in alphabetical order)
D.A. Anderson, LLB.
D.G.A. Carter, B.Com., Ph.D.
S.C. Lindstrom, B.A., M.Sc, Ph.D.
M.G. McMillan, LLB.
M.L. Plant, B.A., B.S.W.
E.S. Reid, B.A.Sc.
M.M. Ryan, B.Com.
L.J. Stan, B.S.R., M.Ed., Ed.D.
M. Sugimoto, B.A., M.Ed.
G.A. Thorn, B.Com., M.B.A., M.Ed.
N.E. Woo, B.A., M.Sc.
Chronicle/Autumn 1989 27 Books
Genethics:
The Clash Between the New Genetics and Human Values
by David Suzuki & Peter Knudtson
Stoddart
Vxoncern over western society's blind
rush into the new world of genetics lies
at the core of Suzuki and Knudtson's
book, Genethics.
A well-written and challenging book,
Genethics introduces the reader to
modern genetics, where the basic structures of life are shaped not by the hand
of God or evolution, but by man. At the
.same time, the book proposes a number of moral laws to act as a framework
from which to view the progress of this
discipline. The first of these laws, or
Genethic Principles (to be able to judge
the issues, one must be aware of the
nature of genetic research) summarizes the need for such a book.
Social debate and decision by consensus is increasingly important and
increasingly difficult in a world of
specialist knowledge and jargon. The
route to take in the manipulation of
genes, and the defining of limits in the
engineering of human evolution are
some of the issues that Suzuki and
Knudtson feel ordinary people must be
able to decide upon, as all of us must
live with the decisions. They also believe that genetics should not be the
preserve of "corporate and military organizations," and that profit is not the
best motive for scientific research.
Suzuki and Knudtson divide the
book's introduction and 14 chapters
into two sections. As they explain in
the preface, the first five chapters are
to be viewed as a primer in modern
genetics, the last nine as a "genethic
parable... the first fruits of our search
for humane, broadly applicable ethical
themes..." While recommending that
the reader start with Chapter One, the
authors allow that this necessarily
complex first section can be avoided
and the reader can move straight to
Chapter Six.
By dividing their book in this way,
Suzuki and Knudtson have attempted
to make a difficult subject accessible to
the non-scientist. It is an unconventional solution, and it is almost successful. The book's problem lies in the
density of the material presented and
the need for the reader to have some
understanding of the genetic dance,
plasmid shuttles, start and stop codons,
RNA, amino acids, and a half a dozen
other ideas, acids and enzymes. The
book does contain a good glossary and
the authors' concise writing style can
carry the reader through some complicated  material.  But those who are
novices in the world of genetics will
have to struggle through the last nine
chapters if they haven't taken the time
to work through the first five.
Genethics, to use the authors' recombinant word, is not a simple subject, and Genethics is not an easy
book. But it should be read from cover
to cover, and its obvious joy in the
knowledge that humankind has gained
about genetics should be appreciated
while its cautions are heeded.
Suzuki and Knudtson end the last
chapter with a quote from Isaac Bashe-
vis Singer: "Our knowledge is a little
island in a great ocean of non-knowledge." Genethics makes our island a
little larger, and offers us a firmer place
on which to take a stand.
Sky Watcher
by Winona Kent MFA'85
Seal
Wh
inona Kent is a card carrying member of The Man From Uncle" fan club,
a fact that goes a long way in summing
up her first published novel, Sky
Watcher.
It's a hip, jokey story about a young
man who gets caught up in an international spy intrigue full of gadgets, kidnappings, strange encounters and
twists of plot and allegiances.
Christopher Robin Harris is an
ordinary, hard working UBC student
who finds himself in possession of a
strip of microfilm that holds the key to
a scheme to take over the world. In a
chase that leads from UBC to an ashram
in Washington State, he and his brother
uncover a plot so sinister it would
make 99's hair curl.
If the book falls down at all it is in its
quippy, off-hand tone. Even while
poor Christopher is being tortured by
heartless monsters, both description
and dialogue treat the whole thing with
a wise-cracking jocularity that doesn't
quite fit.
But that's a quibble. The story clips
along smoothly and deftly, and the
Lower Mainland locations are a treat.
**■■&***
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bodes well for the book and for her
future.
Tide Pools and Swoosh Holes
by Henry S. Maas
Wallace Crescent Press.
Is there life after Social Work? Apparently. Professor Emeritus Henry Maas
has published many books and journal articles during his years as a Professor of Social Work, and has maintained a reputation as a understanding and knowledgeable teacher.
Tide Pools and Swoosh Holes is a
book of short, accessible poems that
deal with places discovered while travelling, portraits of plain people and
creativity in its many art forms.
These are sensitive, lyrical poems
that reveal Maas as a reflective, rather
romantic individual. He is able to see
inside the obvious in people and things,
and his power of observation is reliable
and vigorous.   From "Rusticated Bo":
I am dry white grass snapped flat to
the sand in the field.
I am thistle stems stiffened in the sun.
I am a dull red spider in a fine ambitious web—dead—withyougone.
The book is a fine start on a new
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28 Chronicle/Autumn 1989 continued from page 30
higher learning it is not surprising to
find rocks in the geological museum or
machinery in an engineering department.
But I couldn't contain my sense of
wonder about these places, a sense
which was sharpened by a couple of
remarkable discoveries that just seemed
to drift into view as I passed by.
The English Language Institute
shares an old stucco building with
Physical Plant. While walking back to
my office, I noticed a mysterious room
in the Physical Plant's domain, visible
in the narrow passage that leads to the
ivy-covered monolith of the Power
House. Through dusty, many-paned
windows I could see a forest of wooden
objects: long skinny ones, short, chunky
ones, some with carved leaves or ornaments, some painted bright colours.
Behind them, shadows of other treasures lurked. Were they the relics of
torn-down buildings or perhaps pieces
of sets from the theatre department? I
finally walked into the Physical Plant
office one day and asked. This little
store of treasures, I learned, belonged
to artists unknown who couldn't part
with them, but who had run out of
space in the Lasserre Building.   They
just sit there, undiscovered, waiting
their fates.
My most charming discovery that
summer bore up to all repeat inspections. One day as I hurried to class
down what I hoped was a short-cut, I
was startled by a sudden confusion of
flowers, a wild English garden hidden
from the rest ofthe tidy UBC grounds.
The Secret Garden. On one side children's paintings covered a wall. A
wooden trellis arch invited all to enter
for a closer look. Inside, a dry stream
bed crossed by little wooden bridges
ran parallel to the neighbouring building. Rustic benches sat invitingly along
the banks, and the sidewalks were
inlaid with tile pieces and the handprints of five and six-year-olds.
The correct name for the place is
the Neville Scarfe Children's Garden,
and it can be found just behind the
Neville Scarfe Education Building. When
I found the garden in July it was alive
with wild roses, huge red oriental
poppies, white daisies and purple balloon flowers. Around their stalks grew
the more reserved pansies, pinks and
alyssum. By September, the roses had
left behind their scarlet rosehips. The
foliage   of   strawberries,   periwinkle,
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primrose and iris promised more colours for spring.
The children's garden became part
of my daily round, and I dragged my
students to see it as well.
My colleagues and I didn't provide
guides, however, when we sent our
classes on a kind of scavenger hunt on
campus. I was sure that my newly
expanded knowledge would provide a
wonderful selection of obscure places
to lose them. But as soon as I sat down
to dream up a list of destinations, I
realized that I had to consider the
whole campus, not just the buildings
which felt so new and surprising to me.
I had to ask myself, "If I hadn't already
worn circles around the Arts buildings, which of their secrets would most
amaze me?"
I reconsidered the Main Library.
Besides those tiny staircases, it yielded
up the quasi-Oxbridge atmosphere of
the Ridington Room, with its high ceiling, tall windows, refectory tables, and
stern, professorial portraits. In the Fine
Arts Division, the books were wealth
enough, but I also thought ofthe fine,
artistic section of the basement - a
work in progress, shall we say - that
borrowed its ambience from the boiler
room. And the Map Division. Who
could not be impressed by those large
flat drawers full of maps, maps that
have never been folded, stapled or
mutilated?
I felt I could challenge any adventurous soul (or unsuspecting Japanese student) to find the stairs to the
Penthouse Lounge in Buchanan. That
aerie brought to mind the bright and
carefully hidden dance studio above
the armoury on West Mall, a studio
where I once sweated through a season of classes. Down the stairs at the
other extreme was that repository of all
old umbrellas, the Brock Hall Lost and
Found. And finally, to the pinnacle of
UBC wonders, I would send two lucky
students to the 12th floor of Buchanan
Tower, whose secret is jealously guarded
by the inmates of the History Department. There they harbour the university's best view of Georgia Strait and
Howe Sound, its widest panorama of
water, mountains and cloud.
My students had only a couple of
hours to complete their assignment.
I'm glad that I no longer have that kind
of pressure. I now have the time to
wander. To anyone who is on campus
for even the briefest visit or for those
who have been here for three degrees,
I would recommend yielding to the
temptation to round an inviting corner
or to venture down a beckoning path.
You may be amazed by the new and
exciting vistas that open themselves
before you. J
Chronicle/Autumn 198929 Column
Secret
Places
of UBC
BT MORNA MACLEOD BFA'86
Even a casual visitor to UBC
can't help but be drawn into the
beauty of the place.
The twists and turns of campus
paths, the lush landscaping, the
mixture of old and new architecture,
and the ring of craggy Coast and
Island mountains through the trees
are overwhelming.
Those lucky casual visitors at least
have the time to look around and
appreciate their surroundings. As an
overworked undergrad of the early to
mid '80s, I had to keep my eyes on my
books.
I did get to know a few of the old
school's charms, like the one-lane
staircases in the Main Library and the
arcane room numberings in Buchanan (which I had just mastered when
the whole system was changed), but
for the most part the beauty of UBC
eluded me.
As a part-time Arts student I was
always hurrying from the bus to a
class or vice-versa, often in the dark.
And later, when I enroled as a full-
time student, I kept to a narrow,
unvarying path between Buchanan,
the Main Library and the Student
Union Building. For me, UBC was a
small, predictable campus.
I returned to UBC in the summer
of 1988 in a new role. I was hired to
teach English to Japanese students
for the English Language Institute. I
knew the curriculum backwards: my
real challenge was finding my classrooms. Someone in Room Bookings
had stared into a computer monitor
and punched the classes into every
far-flung classroom on campus. I set
off on my first day to find these uncharted territories, followed by a gaggle
of students who were quite confident
in my leadership.
I found my first room (locked) in
Chemical Engineering. Here at last, I
thought, would the secrets of UBC be
made manifest. In my old haunt,
Buchanan, one room had looked much
like another: classrooms came with
standard   issue   student   desks,   a
podium, a chalkboard and an instructor's desk that looked like it came
from the Victorian age.
In Chemical Engineering, rooms
were full of humming and buzzing
contraptions with banks of switches
and people in white lab coats. A sign
in one room read, "Do not use carcinogens in this machine."
My classroom had a wall-to-wall
set of drawers, and lengths of clear
plastic pipe among the metal ones
near the ceiling. While waiting for one
of my students to answer a question,
counting to 15 in my head so as not to
break the silence in too hasty a North
American manner, I stared up at the
water that gushed through those pipes.
I assumed (with determined resolution) that they were conduits of Science, not of sewage.
The Mechanical Engineering building housed another of my classes.
Over the summer, I learned that the
layout of the building is a maze rivalling the worst nightmares of Buchanan.
I also taught in Geophysics and
Astronomy, where I discovered a marvellous seismograph in the front hall,
its skinny arms jiggling along as it
recorded the tectonic rumblings of
the Lower Mainland. I also found the
secret location of the building's only
women's washroom, at the top of a
steep, metal staircase which resembled
the setting of a wartime submarine
movie.
In my travels, I noted the mosaic
wall of Mining and Metallurgy and
lounged with my students in the pleasant courtyard of the M.Y. Williams
Geological Museum, surrounded by
samples of ribbon chert and garnet
schist. In its centre, on two lengths of
track, a rusting ore car was permanently stalled, never to reach its white-
stencilled destination: "St. Eugene
Mine, Moyie Lake, B.C. One-Ton Silver End-Dump Car."
I suppose that in any institution of
continued page 29
30 Chronicle/Autumn 1989 UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
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