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THE  ALUMNI  UBC
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Today, over two-thirds of all positions in the accounting field are in the Management Accounting branch
ofthe profession. These positions require the expertise
of Registered Industrial Accountants. Employers
recognize how much they need RIAs in their decisionmaking process. As a Management Accountant, you'll
be in demand as a CONTROLLER, FINANCIAL
MANAGER, INTERNAL AUDITOR, VICE-
PRESIDENT of FINANCE or ultimately a
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER.
Just a few RIAs who have achieved recognition in the Boardrooms of British Columbia
include Ross Turner, Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer, Genstar Corporation; Brian
Hobson, Vice-President and Corporate Controller for
Canfor Corporation; Bayne Boyes, Vice-President
Finance and Administration for B.C. Place; and
George Hartmann, Vice-President Finance and Secretary of Loo mis Canada.
The Society of Management Accountants of British
Columbia presently grants the designation
RIA. Legislative approval is being sought to
change the designation to Certified Management Accountant (CMA) as has been
adopted by all of its affiliated National,
Provincial and Territorial Societies.
CANADA'S MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS
For further information please contact:
The Society of Management Accountants
P.O. Box 11548, #1575-650 West Georgia Street. Vancouver. B.C. V6B 4W7
Telephone: (604) 687-5891 Toll Free: 1-800-663-9646 THE  ALUMNI  UBC
(IHRONICLE
Volume 40, Number 2
Summer 1986
News in Brief
Alumni Activities
8
Bernard Ghert — Doing What He Does Best
Andrew Purvis
And what the winner of the Alumni Award of Distinction does
best is run Cadillac Fairview Corporation.
10
A Good Day For Cancer Research
John Lekich
UBC scientists are on the trail of a new cancer treatment.
14
From Lunch-time RadSoc to Big-time Radio
Sandy Kleinfeld
CITR in 1986 bears little resemblance to the lunch-time
gramaphone of 1937.
16
Class Acts
18
Fitness: More Than A Matter Of Health For
Barbara Crompton
Lynne Melcombe
EDITOR: M. Anne Sharp
ASSISTANT EDITOR: Terry Lavender
EDITORIAL ASSISTANT: Tim Plaits
LAYOUT/DESIGN: Rick Staehling, PaciSc West Equities Ltd.
CIRCULATION: Allan McFarlane
COVER PHOTO: Alex Waterhouse-Hayward
EDITORIAL COMMITTEE: Peter Jones, BA'69, Chair; Virginia Beirnes, LLB'49; Doug Davison; Bruce Fauman; Craig Homewood, MSc'83; Bel
Nemetz, BA'35; Robert E. Walker, BCom'47; Nancy Woo, BA'69. Ex-Officio: Dan Spinner, Margaret Nevin, Anne Sharp, Terry Lavender
ADVERTISING REPS: Alumni Media: Vancouver (604) 688-6819; Toronto (416) 781-6957
BOARD OF MANAGEMENT 1986-87
President: William Brian McNulty, BPE'68, MPE'70, MA'83
Past President: Elbert S. Reid, BASc'51
Vice-President: Lyle Stevenson, BASc'72, MSc(Bus Adtnin.)'75
Treasurer Shayne Brent Boyd, BCom'81
Membenvai-L—ge 1985_7: Robert Affieck, BASc'55; Linda Angus, BA'73; Jim Cooney, MLS'76, BA (Georgetown), MA (Toronto); Sandy
James, MA'B3, BA (Carleton); Bill Richardson, BAScTO; Alfred Scow, LLB'61 Members-at-Large 1986-88: Dave Frank, BSc'84, MBA'86; Oscar
Sziklai, MF'61, PhD'64, BSF (Sopron); Eric Vance, BA'75, MA'81
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Dan Spinner
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DEVELOPMENT
APPOINTMENT
ANNOUNCED
Dr. David W. Strangway, President,
is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Dan Spinner as Chief
Development Officer for the University of British Columbia, effective
April 1,1986.
Mr. Spinner is currently the Executive Director of the UBC Alumni Association and, in a cooperative venture
between the University and the
Alumni Association, he will continue
reporting to the Alumni Board of
Management in addition to assuming
responsibility for the overall fundrais-
ing activities of the University. Mr.
Spinner will be overseeing the creation of a full development office; the
planning, implementation and coordination of major campaigns and continuing the establishment of consultative
and support functions for current
campus fund raising activities. ■
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
MANAGER APPOINTED
UBC has a new Manager of Alumni
and Development Information Systems as of April 1, 1986. G.A. (Dean)
Francey's appointment as Manager
was announced at the Alumni Association's Executive Committee meeting
on March 13.
Mr. Francey served as Manager of
Data Processing for Western Canada
Steel Ltd. for five years. He will be
responsible for the maintenance,
upgrading and supervision of the
Alumni records system, which keeps
track of the more than 115,000 graduates of the university, as well as a
comprehensive donor file for all of
UBC.
Dan Spinner, Executive Director of
the Association, joined with President
Strangway in welcoming Mr. Francey
back to the campus. ■
Chronicle/Summer 1986   3 NEWSINBRIEF
Highlights of the Alumni Association's 1985-86 Annual Report
• Alumni played an active role in the
selection of UBC President David
Strangway, who was installed
November 2, 1985.
• Bernard Ghert, MBA'66, President
and CEO of Cadillac Fairview Corp.,
received the Alumni Award of Distinction at a luncheon jointly sponsored
by the Association and the Vancouver
Board of Trade, April 10, 1986. Mezzo-
soprano Judith Forst, BMus'65, will
also be presented with this award in
the Fall of 1986.
• Programmes: Active year for both
Divisions and Branches. Branch representatives from as far away as Paris
visited the campus during Homecoming for workshops and activities.
Homecoming itself was a great success, with the Alumni Association
helping the Alma Mater Society sponsor several events. Highlights
included the Great Trekker Dinner, at
which Frank Joubin, BA'36, MA'43,
was presented with the Great Trekker
Award, and the Arts '20 Relay race.
More than 1,150 alumni and friends
attended reunions in 1985-86, compared to 700 the previous year.
• Fund: Achieved fund raising goal of
$1.2 million ($911,948 from alumni,
$242,816 from non-alumni and corporate donors). Through phonathons,
251 volunteer alumni and students
raised $105,263 in pledges. The Allocations Committee and the Walter H.
Gage Memorial Fund disbursed over
$70,000 in funds to students and student-related projects. The Alumni
Scholarships and Bursaries Committee
awarded 109 students with scholarships and bursaries. A new club, the
Chancellor's Circle, was created to
honor major donors. Members of this
club, and Wesbrook Society members,
attended several functions. Two special campaigns got underway — a
campaign to raise funds for the David
Lam Management Research Library;
and a campaign to raise money for a
Medical School and Alumni Centre.
• Communications: The Communications Committee commissioned a professional Chronicle readership survey,
the results of which were used to initiate an advertising sales campaign for
the magazine: Survey data revealed
high readership interest in the Chronicle and provided data useful to the
Association's marketing efforts.
The Speakers Bureau, a community
service operated by the Association
for the University, arranged almost
280 speaking engagements for community groups wanting campus
speakers.
A committee has been established
by the Association and the University
Administration to examine communications needs of the two organizations.
• Alumni and Development Information Systems: Formerly called the
Records Department, the area saw a
change in management and staffing in
the past year. G. A. (Dean) Francey
was appointed Manager, replacing
Ann Marantz, who is now Assistant
Registrar, Records, of the University
— Congratulations to both. Increased
staff resources resulted in improvements in information processing,
donation receipting and alumni tracing.
(For a copy of the Annual Report,
please write to the Communications
Department, UBC Alumni Association, 6251 Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1W5.)
Editor on Leave
Anne Sharp, Editor of the Alumni
UBC Chronicle and Director of Communications for the UBC Alumni
Association, will be taking maternity
leave from June to September 1986. In
her absence, Assistant Editor Terry
Lavender will serve as Chronicle Editor
and Acting Director of Communications.
Bursary Campaign
A campaign has been launched to
increase funding for the LeGallais-
Mackie Memorial Bursary, which is
available to students who completed
high school in Vernon, B.C. The bursary is currently $250, and is given in
memory of Maud LeGallais and the
Reverend Austin Mackie and Mr. and
Mrs. Hugh Mackie for their contributions to education in Vernon. Alumni
with ties to Vernon who would like to
contribute to the bursary fund are
asked to send their donations care of
Byron Hender, Awards Office, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5. Applications
for the bursary can be made to the
same address.
Dr. Stanley Z. Pech
Memorial Book Fund
Dr. Stanley Z. Pech, Professor of
History at UBC for 29 years, died on
November 4, 1985 after a brief illness.
He specialized in the history of East
Central Europe with emphasis on the
nationalities forming the Haspburg
Empire, and worked with the UBC
Library staff to create one of the best
Slavonic and Eastern European collections in Canada. As a memorial to
him, the "Dr. Stanley Z. Pech Book
Fund" has been established. Tax-
deductible contributions can be sent
to: The Librarian, The University of
British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.,
Canada V6T 1Y3. Cheques should be
made out "The University of British
Columbia" and marked "Re: Dr. S. Z.
Pech Book Fund".
Calling Class of '36
We need your help to organize a
reunion for your class. It's your 50th
anniversary in 1986 and a reunion
committee is needed to help organize
the event. Help us help you make this
the event of a lifetime! Call Lornell
Ridley, UBC Alumni Association Programmes Assistant at 228-3313 if you
can help.
*d^
Former Alumni Association President Bert
Reid was one of 251 alumni and student
volunteers to participate in Alumni fund
raising phonathons last year. Nine alumni
divisions held phonathons, contacting
more than 4,000 alumni and raising
$105,263 in pledges.
4   Chronicle/Summer 1986 NEWSINBRIEF
International House
Welcomes Students
International House needs volunteers to assist with their reception program for newly-arriving students this
summer. The program depends solely
on volunteer "welcomers", drivers
and hosts.
Alumni can act as valuable resource
people for these students, who will be
new to UBC, the city and to Canada.
Airport Receptionists are wanted to
staff the International House airport
reception booth for four hours welcoming students as they arrive,
arranging their temporary accommodation with volunteer hosts and phoning drivers to pick them up. Drivers
are needed to take the students from
the airport on an on-call or prearranged basis to their accommodation. Volunteer Hosts who can put up
Students in their homes while the students look for permanent accommodation are also necessary. For more
information on how you can help, call
the Reception Coordinator at International House, 228-5021.
| Radio Society Reunion
% On Labour Day weekend the UBC
1 Radio Society will be holding a
reunion in Vancouver. All the members from the years 1965 through 1970
are invited to attend. For more information, please contact John Rea, 60
Manor Rd. E., Toronto, Ontario.
M4S 1P8.
Continuing Education
Celebrates 50 Years
This year, UBC's Centre for Continuing Education celebrates its 50th
Anniversary. From its inception in
1936 to the mid-1960s, the department
offered a province-wide program of
non-credit general adult education
courses. After local school boards,
with UBC providing leadership, set
up their own programs, the Continuing Education Department began
offering general non-credit courses in
liberal and scientific studies, public
affairs and community programs.
The department, named the Centre
for Continuing Education in 1970, has
also provided a proving ground on
which programs not yet established as
academic departments could be
tested. Some of these, notably music
and theatre, did lead to the establishment of formal credit programs.
McNulty Sees
Greater Role
for Alumni
By Tim Platts
It's Wednesday afternoon and the
counselling office at Magee Secondary
School is a buzz of activity — students
seeking counselling, begging late
slips, or just wanting someone to talk
to. Right in the middle of it all is Bill
McNulty, BPE'68, MPE'70, MA'83,
counsellor and teacher.
McNulty, who became President of
the UBC Alumni Association in May
after serving as Vice-President to
Elbert S. Reid, likes to keep busy. In
addition to a full slate at Magee and a
substantial volunteer commitment
with the Alumni Association, he is
also active in community organizations and municipal politics.
After attending high school,
McNulty came to UBC where he studied biology and physical education
and was active in volleyball, track and
field and the PEUS yearbook. He was
a coach and assistant track instructor,
UBC intramural director and won two
Varsity pins. After graduation he married, settled in Richmond, and began
teaching at Churchill Secondary
School. He joined the staff at Magee
ten years ago. While working there,
he returned to UBC and earned his
second Master's degree part-time.
McNulty, who describes himself as
a "volunteer with a professional
approach", has been president of the
B.C. School Counsellors' Association
and the Canadian Track and Field
Association. He has also been a fund
raiser for B.C. Athletics, and the director of Sports B.C. The holder of three
degrees from UBC and a member of
the Thunderbird and Wesbrook Societies, McNulty was always interested
in the Alumni Association: "I offered
to help... UBC and athletics gave me a
great deal and I wanted to give something back to the University."
His opportunity came when he
served on the Divisions Council and
the Alumni Advisory Committee
where he was able to influence the
direction of the Association. He is
enthusiastic about his presidency.
"I thrive on a challenge. It is my
desire to encourage new ideas and
provide an impetus to people. We
would like to see the Association work
towards having a viable role parallel to
that of the University."
Of the Alumni Association, he says
he would like to encourage an
increase in the number of volunteers.
"The Association needs to get people
involved: alumni, students and even
parents of students. We also "have to
continue to make the University
aware of its role in the community...
to be accessible to all people."
McNulty believes one of the Association's major goals is to build support
for the University. "In a sense, (UBC
President) Dr. Strangway and I are
working towards common goals, only
he's doing it from the perspective of
the university, and I'm approaching it
from the perspective of the alumni."
Bill McNulty's final goal is one of
organization: "I hope that we can
develop an association with the University , to achieve the mission statement of the Alumni Association,
which states that the Association's
role is to 'facilitate the relationship of
graduates with their alma mater and
to support the University in its pursuit
of excellence."  ■
Chronicle/Summer 1986   5 NEWSINBRIEF
UBC's Expo Activities
rJIS IS AN exciting year for Vancouver as it celebrates its 100th
birthday and plays host to Expo '86, a
world's fair expected to attract up to
20 million visitors. Not to be left out of
the fun, the University of British
Columnbia is running many special
events and competitions to coincide
with the "World in Motion" theme of
Expo. UBC events that have already
taken place include: GEO Expo '86, a
World Conference on Transportation
and "A Centennial Concert: A Cantata
for Vancouver" at the Museum of
Anthropology
Innovative Vehicle Design
Competition
The Faculty of Applied Science is
sponsoring this international competition for engineering students and you
should expect to see some unusual
forms of transportation come out of
this one, wi*:' entries from both UBC
and 13 desigrs from seven other countries. After i idging takes place at
UBC, the veh-.des will be driven from
UBC on July 14 to the Expo site where
they will remain on display. For more
information, call Jeff Leigh (228-4433).
Museum of Anthropology
Always a popular stop for tourists,
the UBC Museum of Anthropology is
going all out this year. "Hands of our
Ancestors: The Revival of Salish
Weaving" runs through July 20. The
once forgotten arts of Coast Salish
weaving, mat making and tool making
(a 3000 year old tradition) are demonstrated every Saturday and Tuesday at
1 p.m.
A combined show of works of Jack
Shadbolt and Northwest Coast Indian
Art runs from June 17 through
November 20. The museum will be
juxtaposing 35 Shadbolt paintings
with about 25 Northwest Coast Indian
Masks and other objects, demonstrating the strong relationship between
the two.
Selected works by Haida Artist Bill
Reid will be displayed from July 15
through November 2, and the history
and development of Cowichan Indian
knitting from August 19 to November
9. An exhibition documenting Evelyn
Roth's Travels from the Queen Charlotte Islands to Australia, called The
Rainbow Link, will be presented July
22 to 27.
Expo visitors might be interested to
know that the interior displays of both
the Pakistan and South Seas pavilions
were designed and installed by the
Museum of Anthropology.
For further information on these
events, or the Museum of Anthropology, call 228-5087.
Jack Webster Honored
A sizeable UBC contingent was on hand at the Hotel Vancouver March 26 to honor
media star Jack Webster. The gala dinner established the Jack Webster Foundation to
recognize outstanding B.C. journalists. Left to right: UBC President David Strangway,
Allan Fotheringham, BA'54, J.V. Clyne, BA'23, LLD'84, Pat Carney, BA'60, MA'77,
Pierre Berton, BA'41, DLit'85, Jack Webster, Mike Harcourt, BA'65, LLB'68, Nathan
Nemetz, BA'34, LLD'75, and Kyle Mitchell, BCom'65, LLB'66.
Research Forest EXPO Tours
From May through August, the
UBC Research Forest in Maple Ridge
offers Expo '86 off-site forestry tours
to complement the exhibits at the
Expo B.C. Pavilion which feature various foresty and logging activities and
demonstrations. Included in the
Maple Ridge tour are a guided forest
walk, an 'Age a Tree' competition,
shake splitting, and tree planting. Call
Peter R.W. Sanders or Marilyn
Ratcliffe at 463-8148.
UBC Sculptors at EXPO
Two sculptors from the UBC Fine
Arts department have been commissioned to produce works for Expo.
Richard Prince's work "A Miracle Play
or Alchemy of Invention" will be
shown in the main exhibition hall of
the Canada Place Pavilion, along with
the work of seven other Canadian
sculptors. A sculpture by a second
UBC artist, Geoff Smedley, is on display on the main Expo site.
Vancouver Centennial Bibliography
The UBC Library, along with the
Vancouver Historical Society, has
compiled a listing of books, articles,
pamphlets, map archives, etc., relating to the history of the City of Vancouver. The data base, published in
book form, is available to the public at
the UBC Library and includes everything from Gassy Jack to Mayor Mike;
more than 15,000 items altogether.
Call the library at 228-2077 to learn
more on the bibliography.
Theatre/Faculty of Arts
One of the highlights of this year's
social events at UBC will be a theatrical event that defies easy description.
The production, which runs for the
week of Homecoming, will include a
lighthearted history of UBC by Eric
Nicol entitled "Making the Point"
with musical background by playwright John Gray. Directed by John
Brockington, the show will feature
three or four famous UBC grads each
night pulled from a roster that
includes Pat Rose, Jane Mortifee,
Arthur Hill, Margot Kidder, J.V.
Clyne, John Turner and other men-
tionable and unmentionables.
The show is a mix of short sketches
on events in UBC history and will
include readings from old newspapers, journals and documents, while
various historical photographs are
projected on a screen overhead. There
will be gala presentations October 18
6   Chronicle!Summer 1986 and 25, and regular play performances
the nights of October 20 through the
24. Co-produced by the Alma Mater
Society, Theatre Arts, Alumni, and
Athletics, the proceeds of the show
will go to fund student scholarships.
Call the Theatre Department at 228-
3880.
Summer Attractions at UBC
Museums & Entertainment: At the
Geological Museum you'll see superb
examples of the earth's treasures,
including spectacular crystals and fossils and B.C.'s only dinosaur skeleton
— an 80 million-year-old Lambeu-
saurus. Specimens ranging from $5 to
$3,000 are on sale at the Collector's
shop.
Enjoy the art and culture of the
Pacific Rim at one of the many events
held year-round at UBC's magnificent
Asian Centre (228-4688). The traditional Japanese Bell Tower at the
entrance to this unique building is a
must for photographers.
The Frederic Wood Theatre offers a
full season of entertainment with traditional and modern plays by leading
playwrights, plus four summer stock
productions (228-2678).
Tours: Surrounded by forest trails,
mountains and ocean beaches, the
UBC campus offers some of the most
breathtaking scenery in the Lower
Mainland. UBC's Community Relations Office offers free guided tours
from May to September. Information
on self-guided walking tours is also
available (228-3131). Full food services
are available on campus seven days a
week.
Visit the world's largest cyclotron at
TRIUMF, where subatomic particles
are created for use in leading edge
research and cancer therapy. Free
tours are offered twice a day during
the summer, twice a week at other
times of the year (222-1047).
Sunday Teas: English teas are served
on the terrace of Cecil Green Park, a
beautiful turn-of-the-century mansion
overlooking Georgia Strait, and in the
main Botanical Garden from 1 to 5
p.m. Reservations (228-2018) are recommended.
Gardens: Take a stroll through the
many lovely areas of UBC's Main
Botanical Garden. Unique gifts are
available at the Garden Shop. The
tranquil Nitobe Japanese Garden,
located behind the Asian Centre, is a
visitor's delight with its beautiful
landscaping and authentic Japanese
teahouse (228-3928). ■
ALUMNI ACTIVITIES
For information on any of the
events listed below, please call the
Alumni Programmes Department at
(604) 228-3313.
'51 Home Ec: Sept. 27-28, UBC Faculty Club and Cecil Green Park
Hon '51 Physical Education Reunion
and Golf Tournament: July 4, UBC
'50  &  '51  Architecture:  August  18,
Cecil Green Park
'51 Pharmacy: Sept. 26, Cecil Green
Park
'63 Medicine: June 30, UBC Faculty
Club, Salon ABC
'66   Forestry,   Sept.   26-28,   Harrison
Hotel
'66   Nursing:  July   11,   UBC  Faculty
Club; July 12, family picnic, Stanley
Park
'66 Rehab. Medicine: July 25, Cecil
Green Park
'67 Nursing:  August 2, lunch,  UBC
Faculty Club Music Room; August 3,
family picnic, Location TBA
'71 Law: Oct. 25, Meridien Hotel
'76 Commerce: Fall 1986 (TBA)
'76 Electrical Engineering: June 27-28
'76 Mechanical Engineering: July 5,
UBC Faculty Club
'76 & '77 Agricultural Sciences: August 1 & 3, McMillan Lounge
'76 Nursing: June 28, Graduate Student Centre
Dates to be announced for the following reunions: '52 Forestry, '56
Commerce, '67 Home Economics
(1987) and '76 Forestry.
Other Events
Engineering Division BBQ: July 18,
Cecil Green Park
Engineering Annual General Meeting
and Dinner: October 17, Cecil Green
Park
Audiology    and    Speech    Sciences
Reunion: August 9, Cecil Green Park
Library   and   Archival   Studies   Reunion: November 1
Medicine Division Golf Tournament:
July 1986 (Date TBA)
Homecoming Events —
October 20-25,1986
Social Work Divison AGM: Oct. 20
Class of '26, October 24
Class of '36, October 25
Health     Care     and     Epidemiology
Annual General Meeting and Dinner:
Cecil Green Park
Class of '61 Applied Science: October
25, UBC Faculty Club
Just Desserts: October 21 or 22, Cecil
Green Park
Great Trekker Award Dinner: October 21 or 22
Cairn Rededication Ceremony: October 21, Cecil Green Park
Arts '20 Relay Race: October 23
Blue and Gold Football Game: October 24
Branch Representatives Visit: October
23-26
Nursing Potluck Dinner: October 23,
Cecil Green Park
Alumni Awards Dinner: October 23,
Cecil Green Park
Homecoming Dance: October 24
Meet the Brass Night at the Pit: October 20, Student Union Bulding
Homecoming Parade: October 25
Pharmacy Social Event: October 25,
Cecil Green Park
West Indian Fifties Reunion
The Wanderers Club and other West
Indian Clubs of Vancouver are sponsoring a reunion July 25 and 26. A
Banquet and Dance will be held on
July 25 at the UBC Faculty Club;
Rosemary Brown, MLA, and Judge
Selwyn Romilly will be speakers. On
July 26, a program of music, song,
theatre and dance by West Indian Artists will be performed at the Britannia
Community Services Centre, 1661
Napier Street, at 7:30 p.m. For more
information on either event call Gordon Gellineau at 524-1851, or Mosley
Jack at 274-9617. ■
Chronicle! Summer 1986    7 After taking a year off from teaching to try his hand at
business, the President and CEO of Cadillac Fairview
Corporation never looked back.
Bernard Ghert — Doing
What He Does Best
By Andrew Purvis
TWENTY YEARS AGO, when Bernard "Bernie" Ghert, MB A'66, left
his lecturing assistantship at UBC
and travelled to Montreal to take his
first tentative steps in the rough and
tumble world of business and finance, his
future boss greeted him with one not too delicate question, "What in the world do we
want with a professor?"
Since then the winner of this year's UBC
Alumni Award of Distinction has helped
transform a small 40-employee real estate
outfit into one of North America's largest
development empires, served by more than
1,800 employees and with assets exceeding $3
billion. Now the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cadillac Fairview Corporation of Toronto, Ghert has resoundingly
quashed any doubts about the suitability of a
so-called professor for the job.
"My mathematical and analytical skills
were useful from the start," says Ghert, who
was in Vancouver recently to accept his
award. Ghert took math and physics at
McGill before studying, and later teaching,
real estate economics at UBC. Rigorous academic training seems at the root of his rapid
rise to the top.
"I was in the right place at the right time,"
recounts Ghert. "In the late fifties and early
sixties real estate economics was becoming
much more analytical and less descriptive. I
was lucky enough to have the mathematical
background to cope with the transition."
Ghert the academic is not hard to imagine.
His slight build, modest smile, and quiet,
thoughtful tone of voice still conjure the fastidious prof, tucked away in a dusty, book-
lined office. But beneath the professorial exterior lies the toughness of (his term) "someone
who's been around." Ghert is quick with a
story to illustrate.
Twenty years ago, shortly after being hired
on at Fairview, he was sitting in a Montreal
boardroom with a handful of people, negotiating at length over an issue of which the
8   Chronicle/'Summer 1986
significance, to an outsider at any rate, was
less than apparent. Into the room marched
Leo Kolber, now Senator Kolber and Chairman of Cadillac Fairview, then the president
of the company which had hired the 27-year-
old Ghert a few weeks before. "Why bother
with that?" Kolber wanted to know.
Ghert was merciless. "Leo, I don't think
you know what we're talking about."
Kolber replied, "You're right," and he left
the room. The two have been fast friends ever
since.
"It's more important who you work for
than what you do," says Ghert, summing up
the experience.
BERNIE GHERT WAS born in Lethbridge, Alberta in 1939. He left the prairies at age 17, took his BSc at McGill, and soon
began casting about for a suitable career.
Physics and meteorology were early possibilities.
"But I didn't think I'd make the world's
greatest theoretical physicist," says Ghert,
"and if you can't be the best then why do
something at all. . ."
His decision to go into real estate came
about by chance. After graduating from
McGill in 1960 he was in Vancouver visiting a
sister when one day he decided to drive to
Point Grey, take in the campus, and perhaps
chat with a few professors about the possibilities for graduate study.
"It was UBC recruiting weather," recalls
Ghert of the miraculously sunny August
afternoon. His second stroke of luck was to
run into professor of real estate Philip White.
"White had a sense of vision, a purpose,
which attracted me very much," says Ghert.
Moreover White's Department of Urban Land
Economics at UBC was then considered one
of the best of its kind in North America.
For the next six years Ghert studied,
researched, and lectured under Philip White's
demanding eye.
"Probably the most significant thing he
taught me," Ghert reflects, "was the importance of focusing on principles in order to
ensure that the details are determined by
them, and not vice versa."
Bernard Ghert:
'Who you work for is more
important than what you do.' He now calls this approach a cornerstone of
his business philosophy.
IN AUGUST OF 1966, Ghert arranged to
take a year off from UBC. "I didn't much
like teaching," he says "and just wanted to
make sure business wasn't for me."
Making no commitments, Ghert joined the
Fairview Corporation as Assistant Treasurer.
By Christmas he had determined to stay.
"It was the excitement... I was given a lot
of responsibility quite early; I did the job, and
they gave me more."
He became President and Chief Operating
Officer in 1981, and Chief Executive Officer in
1984.
As an executive Ghert is a man of principle.
He has been called a born again capitalist for
his outspoken views on the concentration of
economic power in Canada.
Last September he started efforts to convince the government to curb takeovers of
financial institutions by giant non-financial
"mega-corporations". His tightly-argued
10,000-word presentation to a House of Commons standing committee has since won
widespread support across the country.
As chief executive of one of Canada's largest corporations, Ghert casts himself as an
insider who has the responsibility to "speak
out against the dangers (he) sees."
"You ought to listen to me a little more
closely," he counselled a skeptical MP at September's House of Commons hearing. "I
know how it works."
Ghert married in 1963 and has three children, two teen-age daughters and an 11-year-
old son. The youngest is a computer whiz
who is already called "the boss of the family"
by his grandfather on Ghert's side.
Twenty years ago that same grandfather
tried to dissuade young Bernie from leaving
UBC and going to Fairview. "Anyone can be a
businessman," Ghert Senior said, "but a professor, now that's something special."
True to form Ghert ignored the advice. He
recalls the decision with the qualified toughness now characteristic of the academic-
turned-executive UBC alumnus.
"I guess I just know what I want." ■
Chronicle/Summer 1986    9 Although there is still a long way to go in finding a
cure, UBC cancer research is being watched closely by
the international medical community.
A Good Day For Cancer
Research
Julia Levy:
Exploring unique possibilities
in cancer research.
By John Lekich
ON A RECENT Friday afternoon,
when the bulk of UBC's population is engaged in the timeless
pursuit of staring out classroom
windows and mentally projecting toward the weekend, Dr. Julia Levy covers
the small space between a desktop lined with
exam papers and a nearby filing cabinet with
the frenzied grace of someone who makes a
habit of racing against the clock.
A professor of microbiology, Levy has her
personal philosophy down to an exact science.
"You have good days and bad days," she says
with a bemused grin. "Today is a bad day."
But then, Levy has had her share of good
days, too. With her UBC colleagues, Dr. Neil
Towers, a professor of botany, and Associate
Dean of Science Dr. David Dolphin, Levy is at
the forefront of research in a promising
method of cancer treatment known as pho-
toimmunotherapy.
The process — which involves the bonding
of antibodies, the body's natural defence
against foreign invaders, to light-sensitive
molecules called porphyrins — has recently
merited a $280,000 grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council to
finance further study.
As Levy explains, the technique is based on
a theoretical model that may have the potential to greatly enhance cancer therapy in the
future. "One of the great white hopes of cancer therapy is the possibility that specific
monoclonal antibodies will be able to deliver
poisons or killing agents and very specifically
bind to the tumor cell and then destroy it.
"So if you have an antibody that recognizes
a cancer cell ... it's not going to recognize
anything else. It's just going to go to the cancer cell ... If you could tie onto its tail a little
bomb that it will then deliver to the cancer cell,
you could activate the bomb and it blows up
the cancer cell. Then you have a very powerful
way of getting rid of small numbers of cancer
cells in the body."
Levy says that one of the problems with
treating cancer with chemotherapy and radiation is such treatments are only effective
within certain limitations. Although it is possible to eliminate massive tumors, it is very
difficult to get rid of 100 percent of the cancer
cells.
"It's very likely that when therapy's instituted, small numbers of cells may already
have spread to other parts of the body," adds
Levy, who explains that the total body irradiation necessary to combat both the major tumor
and the residual cells would prove fatal.
PROBLEMS WITH CHEMOTHERAPY
"With chemotherapy, the big problem is
that cancer cells are capable of modifying
themselves," Levy says, noting that the process is similar to the way in which a small
number of bacteria will develop a resistance to
antibiotics.
"Cancer cells do the same thing with che-
motherapeutic agents. A small number of
them may mutate and develop a resistance. So
they're not going to be treatable with the same
drug. And that's why modern chemotherapy
involves the use of a combination of drugs,
because the possibility of that happening is
much less."
A major drawback with such traditional
forms of therapy is that they are non-specific,
destroying the cancer cells while minimizing
the destruction of healthy ones.
As Levy points out, current forms of radiation and chemotherapy take an immense
physical toll on the patient while the process
of "mopping up" residual cancer cells "has,
by in large, not been successful."
"One of the problems with most of the
therapeutic measures for cancer now is that
they are pretty heavy duty," she explains,
with a look of genuine concern. "I don't
believe there is ever going to be a single mode
of dealing with the disease. What we're work-
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— shaping tomorrow. — From
Lunch-time
RadSoc to
Big-time Radio
By Sandy Kleinfeld
IT STARTED out as noon-hour musical
diversion. A handful of students were
bored and looking for some way to spice
up their dreary lunchtimes in the cafeteria. One day they decided to play some
records on an old gramophone.
Before long, they cast gramophone aside
and developed their lunchtime amusement
into weekly radio broadcasts. They launched
"Varsity Time", a campus variety program that
aired over CJOR. This was the birth of student
radio at UBC.
That was 49 years ago. Since 1937, its inaugural year, the University Radio Society, or
RadSoc as it was known, has matured through
14   Chronicle/Summer 1986 Student radio at UBC has come a long way in 49
years.
almost five decades into a full-fledged FM
radio station, now known as CITR.
Though the station has no definite plans yet
to celebrate the 50th anniversary, station manager Nancy Smith says they'll probably invite
all CITR and RadSoc alumni to come back and
do on-air shifts. "And of course there will be
cake," she adds.
The station is tucked away on the second
floor of the Student Union Building. Its state-
of-the-art 16-channel mixing console rivals
equipment found in any commercial station,
according to former station manager, Kandace
Kerr. Adjacent to the studio is a separate room
housing the records — all 10,000 of them.
About 160 students are active in the station,
but the total membership is close to 260.
Smith says CITR is planning to expand its
staff to accomodate the large number of people that are showing an interest in CITR. But
an increased membership may cause some
adjustment problems, she feels.
"As the organization grows, we need to
develop a more structured system of dealing
with volunteers and our commercial interests.
We combat chaos by promulgating information. We try to make certain that all volunteers
have a clear idea of what is expected of them.
When everyone does the minimum of what is
expected — all is well. When everyone does
more than required, we're laughing," Smith
says.
"Students get involved here because they're
interested in music or news, or they just want
to meet people," says Kerr. "It's also a good
way to learn about broadcasting, and to see if
you want to do it for a living."
That may have been the motivation for at
least one RadSoc member of the early days. In
1940, the radio society's chief announcer was
Pierre Berton, BA'41.
RadSoc was just an infant then, and during
its first ten years operated out of a small room
in the agriculture building. It relied on several
local stations to air its programs.
A BRAND NEW STUDIO	
By the late 1940s, the society had outgrown
its cramped quarters, and moved into a brand
new studio in the south basement of Brock
Hall. Dr. Gordon Shrum, DSc'61, officially
opened the studio, and was named honorary
president of the society. By this time, programs were becoming more polished, more
professional and more varied.
Recalls Jim Banham, BA'51, of the UBC
Community Relations Office and former Ubyssey staffer, "The end of the 1940s and beginning of the 1950s were watershed years for
RadSoc. There was a higher level of interest in
radio, and in what the UBC Radio Society was
doing. It was a quantum leap period for
them."
And intimately tied to the society's progress, says Banham, were the Perrault brothers,
Ernie and Ray. Senator Ray Perrault, BA'47,
was president of RadSoc for a term in 1946.
Under him, students produced programs on
music, sports, and drama.
"Drama was the biggest thing in terms of
audience," he says. "We were a very active
group."
Ray Perrault attended to administrative
duties as president, produced plays, and even
acted in them once in a while. "I played Winston Churchill a few times in my checkered
career."
Ernie Perrault, BA'48, had been submitting
plays to the CBC before he even came to UBC.
In fact, many of the plays he wrote for the
CBC were re-worked and produced by RadSoc. He also produced several documentaries,
ranging in topic from fascism to mining technology. He was the society's president in
1948.
"It was fun. We were very popular; we had
a line-up to join on club day like you wouldn't
believe. We had to turn people away. RadSoc
had a status comparable to the Ubyssey."
In fact, RadSoc and the Ubyssey shared the
basement of Brock Hall and Ubyssey staffers
would occasionally write newscasts for RadSoc.
CLOSED CIRCUIT RADIO	
By the mid-1950s, RadSoc was broadcasting
to residences via a closed-circuit system. It
also had teamed up with the B.C. Association
of Broadcasters to operate a 22-week course in
commercial broadcasting. Members of RadSoc
learned script writing, voice control, and
microphone work.
In 1969, RadSoc became CYVR, and moved
out of Brock Hall into the newly-built Student
Union Building. The days of radio drama were
long gone.
In the mid-1970s, CYVR's music director
was Tom Harrison, BEd'75, who later became
music critic for The Province newspaper. He
says CYVR tried to be innovative with its
selection of music. But the station was fraught
with disorganization, Harrison recalls. Students wouldn't show up for their shifts,
records would disappear, and broadcasts into
the cafeteria were at the mercy of the staff
there.
"The cafeteria staff had the power to control
the volume. So if they didn't like what we
were playing, they would just turn us off."
Still, the student radio station was a survivor. In 1975, CYVR had become CITR, and
went on air for the first time in Vancouver,
over cable frequencies. It wasn't until 1981
that it received its licence from the CRTC. On
April 1, 1982, it went to air on 102 FM and the
days of gramophones in the cafeteria were
long gone ... in July of 1984 CITR went
stereo.
After four years on the FM network, CITR is
"still just an infant" according to station manager Nancy Smith. "We still have a lot of learning to do, but we think that we have a clear
direction and that we are on the road to success". ■
The 'Orson Welles
of UBC, Ernie Perrault,
BA'47, during his RadSoc
days.
Ray Perrault,
BA'47, was president of the
Radio Society the year before
his brother Ernie.
Disc Jockey Laurel
Wellman at the controls:
CITR's equipment rivals that
found in any commercial
station.
Chronicle/Summer 1986    15 CLASS ACTS
20s
In recent Vancouver centennial
celebrations, Mildred Osterhout Fahrni,
BA '23, MA '24, was one of 100 Vancouver
pioneers who received recognition for their
contributions to the city .... Ted Arnold,
BASc'27, is still active in mining consulting
activities .... Harry Warren, BA'26,
BASc'27, BSc, PhD (Oxon), has returned
from the Black Dome mine, north of
Clinton, which he hopes will be producing
next year.
30s
After 15 years as Pathologist in Chief and
Director of Laboratories in the Cambridge
Hospital and Harvard University Health
Services, C.G. Hori, BA'35, retired on May
31, 1985. For his distinguished services, the
Laboratories have been renamed in his
honor. Dr. Hori was formerly a professor
of pathology at the Harvard Medical
School.
40s
Vancouver Province columnist Eric Nicol,
BA'41, MA'48, has won first prize in the
radio play category of the seventh CBC
Radio literary competition. His 15 minute
play, "Ratzlaff vs. the Creator", was aired
on the Morningside radio program . . . . H.
Leslie Smith, BSc'44, MSc'72, president of
H. Leslie Smith Ltd. Consulting Engineers,
was elected a Fellow of the Canadian
Society for Civil Engineering .... T. P.
Millar, BA'47, MD(McGill), has been
nominated for the Leacock Medal for his
novel Who's Afraid of Sigmund Freud? ....
Freda (Bjarnason) Hester, BA'49, and
husband Keith S. Hester, BEd'50, have
retired and live in North Vancouver.
50s
Shirley Manning, BA'50, of San Francisco,
has started a BC chapter of the Publication
Arts Network. PAN, which she established
in 1980, represents freelance professionals
.... Recovering from surgery in Calgary,
Vincent Hubert Venables, BA'50 had three
poems published in the international
Israeli publication "English Poetry Journal"
.... David Robert Hum, BA'51, lives in
Sooke, BC Walter Lewis, BA'51,
MA'54, recently published Airborne and
Allergenic Pollen of North America. Dr. Lewis
is a Biology professor at Washington U.
and a senior botanist at Missouri Botanical
Garden .... Past President of the UBC
Alumni Association, E. S. (Bert) Reid,
BASc'51, has taken early retirement from
Reid, Collins and Associates Ltd. Reid was
a founding principal of the company and
served as Chairman of the board from 1982
until his retirement. He has established an
independent forestry and management
consultant business in Vancouver .... The
Western Forestry and Conservation
Association has elected Ken Williams,
BASc'51, president for a one year term.
The association, founded in 1909,
promotes forestry and forest conservation
in the Western United States and Canada.
Williams is assistant chief forester for
Macmillan Bloedel Ltd .... The author of
You Eat What You Are, Thelma Barer-Stein,
BHE'52, MEd (Western), PhD (Toronto),
lives in Toronto .... After 25 years as
research biochemist with Psychiatric
Research, Saskatchewan Health, David G.
Irvine, BA'52, MA'54, has joined the
Toxicology Research Centre (Saskatoon) as
research scientist and adjunct professor of
Toxicology .... The Co-operative
Education Association (CEA) of the USA
and the Canadian Association For Cooperative Education (Cafce) have awarded
Roy Sadler, BA'53, BEd'54, the Charles E.
Ketering and the Albert S. Barber Awards
respectively. Sadler is the Manager of Coop Programs at IBM and a founding
member of Cafce . . . . R. W. Kennedy,
MF'55, dean of the UBC Faculty of
Forestry, notes that of the six forestry
deans at universities in Canada, five are
UBC graduates. The others are Dr. Peter J.
Murphy, PhD'85, Alberta, Dr. A. J. Kayll,
BSF'59, Lakehead, Dr. J. Roderick Carrow,
MSc'67, Toronto, and Dr. Andre P.
Plamondon, PhD'72, Laval .... The
University of Turku in Finland has granted
an honourary Doctor of Social Sciences to
H. Peter Krosby, BA'55, MA'58, PhD
(Columbia). Dr. Krosby is Professor of
History at the State University of New York
in Albany .... Prime Minister of St.
Vincent and the Grenadines, James F.
Mitchell, BSA'55, has been appointed a
member of the Privy Council in London.
Since the 1984 defeat of the Canadian
Liberal Government, Mitchell is the only
Prime Minister who is a UBC graduate
 Hadden G. Whitelaw, BEd'58,
MEd'66, is General Manager of Lancia
Travel in Vancouver .... George Feaver,
BA'59, PhD (London), and Ruth
Tubbesing, BA'72, MA'75, MD'81, were
married on March 8, 1986 and reside in
Vancouver.
60s
Gordon E. Antenbring, BASc'63, has
started the firm of Antenbring & Associates
— Structural Engineers in Kamloops. He
and his wife, Margaret R. (Ancill)
Antenbring, BEd'77, celebrate their 25th
wedding anniversary in December ....
Don Laishley, BSF'60, has been appointed
Forest Resource Manager by Champion
Forest Products. Before this he served as
President of Forestal International Ltd., of
the Sandwell Group .... Keith Slessor,
BSc'60, PhD'64, professor of Chemistry at
Simon Fraser University, has been honored
for Excellence in Teaching .... Stephen
George, BSc'64, is Professor and Chair of
the Neuroscience program at Amherst
College in Massachusetts .... David
Goodenough, BSc'64, is a Senior Research
Scientist at the Canada Centre for Remote
Sensing in Ottawa .... The Nuffield
Foundation, established to help farmers
study agricultural practices in other
Commonwealth countries, has awarded a
scholarship to Marilyn Sharp, BHE'64, a
farmwife in Joffre, Alberta. She will travel
to the U.K. to study how British farm wives
cope with the stress of financial hardship
.... Carlo J. De Luca, BASc'66, was
recently elected a Fellow of the Institute of
Electrical and Electronics Engineers in New
York. De Luca is Professor of Biomedical
Engineering and Director of the
Neuromuscular Research Center at Boston
University and a senior lecturer at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology ....
The new president of Crest Realty Ltd. is
O. Keith Ewart, BCom'66 . . . . Al Lind,
BSc'66, is an Associate with Great Pacific
Management, as an Investment Consultant
.... One performer at the Terrace Music
Festival in March was tenor David Meek,
BMus'66. Meek, who has toured with the
Canadian Opera Company, teaches voice
at Capilano College .... Deputy Minister
of Skills Development for the Ontario
Government is Blair Tully, BA'66, MA'70
.... Tex Enemark, BA'67, LLB'70, has
resigned as president of the Mining
Association of B.C. to pursue other
business interests .... The Investors
Syndicate recently honored Henry Woo,
BCom'67, for his outstanding achievement
in 1985 as Personal Financial Planner ....
Vancouver Mayor Mike Harcourt, BA'65,
LLB'68, has announced that former
alderman Darlene Marzari, MSW'68, is
16   Chronicle/Summer 1986 seeking the provincial NDP nomination in
Vancouver-Point Grey. Harcourt is one of
the NDP nominees in Vancouver Centre
.... Perrin Lewis, BA'68, has been
appointed Assistant General Manager in
the Bank of Nova Scotia's Planning and
Legislation Department in Toronto ....
The West Vancouver home of architect
Oberto Oberti, BArch'68, MArch'74, was
recently featured in the Vancouver Sun
.... After a visit to East Africa in 1981,
Arlene Gawne, BA'69, MA'74, left urban
planning and began weaving wildlife
tapestries. Her work was exhibited at the
Art Gallery of the South Okanagan,
Penticton, B.C. from May 15 to June 15,
1986 .... James R. Mackinnon, BCom'69,
has joined the firm of Tierney & White
Charted Accountants in Vancouver as an
associate.
70s
Donna (Mumford) Cardinal, BEd'70, was
recently appointed as Director of Culture
for the City of Edmonton .... Brian
Fogerty, BCom'70, was appointed Head of
Program Development for the Harbours
and Ports Directorate of Transport Canada
in Ottawa .... President of the Insurance
Agents Association of B.C. for 1985-86 was
Harry W. Geddes, BPE'71, of Chilliwack
.... After several years in New Zealand
and a few years with BC Hydro, world
traveller Patrick N. Gillan, BASc'72, has
joined IMECCO in Saudi Arabia. His wife,
Judy Law, BEd'77, and sons joined him
there in July '85 ... . Ian Slater, BA'72,
MA'73, Phd'77, the author of three "eco-
thrillers" and a study of George Orwell,
teaches interdisciplinary studies at UBC
.... Account Manager at the main branch
of C.I.B.C. in Toronto, Al R. Vilcius,
MSc'72, has changed his name from
Vilciauskas .... Dr. Marjorie M. Halpin,
PhD'73, has been appointed to the
Canadian Cultural Property Export Review
Board for a three year term. She is an
associate professor of anthropology at UBC
and Curator of Ethnology at the Museum
of Anthropology .... The University of
Vienna recently granted the degree of
"Magister der Philosophie" to S. Ellen
McDonnell, BA'73, DEd'76. McDonnell
teaches English and French at an Austrian
grammar school.... Zulkifli Mohd AH,
BSc'73, MSc'75, MBA'85, has been
appointed Corporate Planning Executive
with Island and Peninsula Corporation in
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he lives
with his wife Susan G. Thomson, BPE'74
.... Former UBC Alumni Association
Director of Records Ann Marantz, BA'73,
has rejoined UBC as Assistant Registrar,
Records .... A book of poems by Terese
Svoboda, BFA'73, MFA(Columbia),
entitled All Aberration was published by
The University of Georgia Press in
December. Poet, producer and playwright
Svoboda now lives in New York ....
Roderick Don O. Jones, BSF'74, and
Patricia G. Jones, BEd'74, have moved to
Campbell River where Don is Operations
Engineer for Johnstone Straits Division Of
Crown Forest Industries .... Hugh A.
McMillan, MSW'74, lives in Princeton,
B.C. with his wife and two children.
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Chronicle/Summer 1986    17 Professional forester Peter Sanders,
BSF'74, MF81, is in charge of UBC's 12,742
acre research forest near Maple Ridge. The
forest is a research, education and
demonstration facility where some 100
research projects are in progress ....
Robert Sinclair, BCom'74, and his wife
Judy recently moved from Toronto to
England. An employee of CIL, Sinclair will
be working for their parent company, ICI,
as Divisions Logistics Manager ....
Conrad L. H. Winkelman, BASc'74,
married Keny Maria Olivares in December
1981. They live in Zimbabwe with their
three year old son Damian Marcel. Conrad
lectures in Mechanical Engineering at the
Harare Polytechnical Institute .... Former
B.C. Superintendent of Brokers, Rupert
Bullock, BCom'75, has joined Peat-
Marwick as a partner.... English
Language Instructor in the Faculty of
Medicine at Kuwait University, Rhondda
Porter, BA'75, MEd'85, is also involved in
the Continuing Education Program for upgrading the English skills of practising
doctors Andre Soubigou, PhD'75,
heads the division for Speech Signal
Processing and Services at French National
Telecom's Research Center in Lannion,
Brittany, in France .... After four years in
England and Australia for post-doctoral
work, William Hsieh, BSc'76, MSc'78,
Phd'81, is now assistant professor of
Oceanography here at UBC .... Roger
Prior, BEd'76, is in his tenth year of
teaching biology in Trail, B.C .... After
two years in Saudi Arabia teaching English
as a Foreign Language at King Saud
University, Alice Delaney Walker,
MFA'76, BA (Illinois), is in France for a
year to study French and work on her
novel.... Burnaby English teacher and
Wreck Beach Preservation Society
Chairperson, Judy Williams, MEd'76, has
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Fitness: More Than a Matter of Health
For Barbara Crompton
By Lynne Melcombe
Some of school's most valuable lessons
are learned after the bell, as successful
Vancouver fitness entrepreneur Barbara
Crompton, BEd'72, has learned. Crompton
was honored with the Maxwell A.
Cameron Award for top marks and proven
practical ability at UBC, but in retrospect
she says her most indispensible skills were
acquired by juggling extracurricular
activities with a challenging academic
program.
"I was busy all the time," says
Crompton. "I had a 25 hour a week job, a
relationship, and membership in a sorority
that demanded commitment to a full roster
of volunteer and social activities and
maintenance of a high scholastic standard.
I learned a lot of self-discipline and
invaluable organizational skills."
Crompton's move from primary
education to fitness instruction was no
accident. "I wanted to teach people who
were really motivated to learn."
But classrooms could not fulfill her
expectations as well as she could theirs, so
she set out to capitalize on the expanding
potential of the fitness movement.
Initially, Crompton held a full time job,
taught six classes a week and took courses
in fitness instruction and business
management. In rapid succession, she
began offering more classes, hiring
additional instructors, quit her full time job
and finally, in the fall of 1982, opened the
Fitness Group's permanent location on the
west side of Vancouver. Today the
company offers 100 classes a week, aimed
at everyone from the chronically unfit to
the habitually athletic. It also sponsors
fund raising events, socials and workshops
on everything from massage techniques to
parenting skills.
Crompton characterizes her university
years as "positive and enriching.
University laid the foundation for me to
appreciate the talents of diverse types of
people."
Her corporate philosophy, with its
emphasis on decision by consensus of "the
extremely competent individuals who
make up the Fitness Group", reflects this
appreciation.
Asked if she predicted her business
would ever be so big, she laughs loudly,
"Big! I thought it would be way bigger than
this by now!"
Far from complacent, Crompton has
grand plans for the future of her business:
fitness classes will one day be an integral
part of a healthy lifestyle complex which
will emphasize counselling in sports
medicine, stress management amd
nutrition. ■
Galati, BA'77, is Vice-President,
Advertising and Public Relations for Circle
Drugs .... Past Manager of Marketing
Services and Marketing Communications
for Seimens Hearing Instruments, Patricia
Joan Wasylik, BA'77, is now Department
Manager, Marketing Programs ....
Gregory P. Small, BASc'78, has joined
Shell International Petroleum
Maatschapping B.V. and lives in Assen,
Holland, with his wife Jane (Harvey)
Small, BSN'79, and son David .... Former
president of the Chinese Students'
Association C. Tung Chan, BA'78, is
Manager of the Vancouver Chinatown
Branch, Royal Bank of Canada .... Robert
W. Mantha, MSc'78, PhD (Minnesota) is
Assistant Professor at Laval University. He
and wife Louise Cloutier, MSc'78, are
proud parents of Elodie, Vincent, and
Charles .... Donald Trent Waldern,
BSc'78, married Sharon Milton in 1978 and
is in a managerial position for the Fraser
Valley Mushroom Growers Co-op in
Langley, B.C Paul Yee's, BA'78,
MA' 83, second children's book, The
Warrior in Lilliantto, has been endorsed as
one of Vancouver's Centennial books ....
Maurice White, BCom'78, has joined
Pemberton, Houston, Willoughby as an
Investment Advisor in Vancouver .... At
work on a wolf study for the BC Wildlife
Branch, Knut Atkinson, BSc'79, MSc'85, is
being transferred to Nanaimo .... Patrick
N. Beirnes, BSc'79, married Susan
Harness, BEd (Simon Fraser). An
ambulance paramedic in Richmond,
Beirnes was granted a Rotary International
Award for World Understanding and Peace
in April, and the "Living Proof" Award by
ICBC for surviving a near fatal car accident
through seatbelt use .... After two years
as the Chief Librarian of the Cayman
Islands Public Library, Eileen Heaslip,
BA'79, MLS'83, is Eastern Canadian
Representative for B. H. Blackwell of
Oxford in Montreal .... Charles Lee,
BCom'79, is married and lives in Victoria
where he is Senior Financial Analyst at
B.C. Buildings Corporation .... Ahmed
Malek, MASc'79, PhD'83, is Assistant
Research Officer, High Speed
Aerodynamics Laboratory, at the National
Aeronautical Establishment in Ottawa ....
In Montreal recently, Jeff Sherman,
BCom'79, married Susan Coplevitch, BA
(McGill). The couple live in Toronto ....
The San Francisco based architecture firm
Gensler and Associates have promoted
William Van Erp, MLS'79, to associate. He
is their librarian and researcher.
80s
Completing his Bachelor of Architecture in
September 1986, Ian T. Abercrombie,
BA'80, works on the North Park project in
Vancouver and the designing and planning
department for the Expo site after the fair.
His wife Catherine M. (Brisler)
Abercrombie, BEd'83, is Education
Administrator for the CGA Association of
BC . . . . Married in May 1985 in England to
Micheal Barcroft, an engineer, Dorothy
(Kitchen) Barcroft, BHE'80, is Coordinator
of Volunteers in Basingstoke, England ....
Robert Campbell, MA'80, is managing
editor of the Law Society Journal in
Coogee, Australia .... P. Richard Genest,
18   Chronicle/Summer 1986 BCom'80, is Vice President, Real Estate, for
Polygon Properties Ltd. of Vancouver ....
A new member of the Research and
Development Branch of Canada Post in
Ottawa is Louis-Charles Lavalee, MBA'80.
Lavalee lives in Orleans, Ontario ....
Deryl W. Mogg, BCom'80, has joined the
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Clearwater forestry consultant Frank
Ritcey, BA'80, is seeking the NDP
nomination in Clearwater for the next
provincial election .... Judy A. L. (Lynn)
Anderson, BCom'81, has joined Dexter
Associates Realty Ltd. in Vancouver ....
Doing a 'Locum Tenens' this summer in
Summerside, PEL David J. M. Butcher,
BSc'81, MD'85, usually resides in
Beaverlodge, Alberta .... Perelli Cables of
Lexington, South Carolina, has hired Ross
Nogami, BASc'81 .... Janice G. A. E.
Switlo, BCom'81, LLB (Osgoode), has
returned to Vancouver to article with the
firm of Ladner-Downs .... Philip L.
Carriere, BA'82, is an Operations Manager
for Bridger Transportation Inc. of New
Westminister .... Having begun his PhD
at the University of California in Santa
Barbara, Brian Cousens, MSc'82, is doing
his thesis on Gran Canaria in the Canary
Islands .... In November 1985, Edward D.
Fast, LLB'82, was elected to the Board of
School Trustees in Abbotsford. He is also a
board member at Columbia Bible Colege
.... Tim Kasdorf, BSc'82, is employed at
Crown Forest Mills in Campbell River ....
Frank Low, BSc'82, Charted Financial
Planner (CFP), is a financial consultant
with Principal Consultants Ltd. of Victoria
.... After 6 months in Austin, Texas on a
work assignment, Fraser Cooper, BSc'83,
MEng'84, has returned to Toronto ....
Shelley Civkin, MLS'83, has resigned her
position in Winnipeg and returned to
Vancouver .... In July 1985, Tina Herbert,
BEd'83, and Bruce McCloy, BEd'84, were
married. They teach in Clinton, BC . . . .
Rick Jackson, BPE'83, was transferred to
Sherbrooke, Quebec, where he is an RCMP
constable .... In Pelican Narrows,
Saskatchewan, Wendy Paone, BEd'83, is
Resource Room Teacher for the Peter
Ballantyne Indian Band .... After a three
week honeymoon in Fiji last fall, Richard
Biedka, BSc'84, and his bride Lucia Fodor
settled in Vancouver .... Diane (Piper)
Froelich, BSc'84, married Brian Froelich in
May 1984 and they have a daughter
Christina Louise .... Back on campus
working for TRIUMF, Peter A. Grant,
BSc'84, married Susan M. Tees, BSc'85, in
April at Cecil Green Park .... Recently
transferred to Toronto, William (Willie)
Hamel, BCom'84, is Manager of Financial
Services with the Hudson's Bay Company
.... Graham Holliday, BCom'84, and
Gina Marchina, BCom'84, were wed in
May .... Returning as supervisor for the
Canada Employment Centre for Students
this summer is Salinder Johal, BA'84 ....
Russell Kang, BPE'84, is in second year at
the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic
College in Toronto .... Dina (Riera)
McAmmond, BA'84, married John
McAmmond in August 1985 .... While
making a serious effort to enter the music
business in rock and roll, James Rota,
BSc'84, has a position with Johnson and
Johnson Orthopedics Division in
Vancouver.... Robert Brosseau,
BPharm'85, is Clinical Research Associate
Twice in a Lifetime
(Editor's note: When the Chronicle learned
through Dr. Bill Gibson, BA'33, that Great
Trekker Award winner Cecil Green, DSc'64,
ivitnessed both passages of Halley's Comet in
this century, we asked Dr. Green for his
impressions of the comet.)
I appreciate your interest in my having
experienced Halley's Comet twice in my
lifetime, even though its visitations to
planet Earth are 76 years apart. The first
time was when I was a ten year old boy in
Vancouver and the second time as I am
now approaching the ripe old age of 86.
The episode in 1910 was ever so much
more spectacular than in April 1986. In
fact, I easily recall watching the Comet in
1910 in the late evening — standing in the
garden of my grandparents' residence in
Fairview, near the corner of Heather and
17th Avenue West. It was not low on the
horizon as in Texas and California in 1986,
but practically directly overhead and with a
brilliant 'tail' of dramatic length. Thus in
1910 this exciting spectacle in the sky over
Vancouver was just as visible to the naked
eye as the moon — quite in contrast to
having to see it very low on the horizon
with the help of binoculars here in
Southern California and Texas in 1986.
Cecil H. Green
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LLB'83, a son, Kevin Michael, January 11,
1986 .... Dina (Riera) McAmmond,
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Ian Arthur, April 1,1986 Hugh A.
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BCom'86, and Shelley-Anne Ostensen, a
daughter, February 3,1986, a sister for
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In Memoriam
Kenneth P. Beauchamp, LLB'73, BA
(Loyola), LLM (Dalhousie), March 16,1986
in Florida. A Vancouver lawyer and an
authority on ocean policy, he was Director
of the Canadian Arctic Resources
Committee's (CARC) Arctic Ocean
Program from 1982 to 1985. A Memorial
Fund has been established in Kenneth
Beauchamp's name for the advancement of
scholarship in the field of marine affairs.
Requests for further information or
donations can be directed to The Kenneth
P. Beauchamp Memorial Fund, c/o Norman
Dale, Westwater Research Centre, 1933
West Mall, University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1W5.
C. C. (Bud) Cooke, BA'32, BEd' 51, March
11,1986. He began teaching in Dawson
Elementary School, Vancouver in 1934, and
later acted as Special Counsellor and
Counselling Coordinator for the Vancouver
School Board, in the Department of
Research and Special Services for five
years, retiring in 1972. Survived by his
wife, Alice, daughters Marilyn and
Dorothy, and several grandchildren.
Maurice H. Glover, BCom'44, April 1,
1986. He worked for 30 years with the
provincial government, becoming the
Executive Director of Economic
Development, and was instrumental in the
development of the Columbia River Hydro
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projects. He is survived by his wife,
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James W. Morton, BA'44, MD (McGill),
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ago. He founded the Lung Function
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Jan R. (Rymsza) Pettit, MEd'66, PhD
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Princeps Andrzej, Count Gozdawa De Lilio
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John T. Scott, BA'45, MS (Columbia),
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his fraternity in his fourth year. While he
was editor of the Ubyssey in 1944-45 the
paper began publishing three times a
week. He is survived by his wife, Emily C.
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Maxine Sevack, BFA'81, January 18, 1986.
A journalist, she was researching the
political situation in Central America. "The
Maxine Sevack Memorial Fund" has been
established in her memory. She is survived
by her parents Mr. amd Mrs. Ben Sevack of
Montreal. Donations to the memorial fund
can be sent to Temple Emanuel, 4100
Sherbrooke St.W., Montreal.
Beth D. (McLennan) Sheppard, BA'23,
March 27,1986 in Vancouver. She was a
keen supporter of the university and a
member of the Wesbrook Society. She is
survived by her son Tony Sheppard, a UBC
law professor.
O. Eric Van Biffe, BEd'70, January 14, 1986
in McKinley Landing, B.C. He is survived
by his wife Ruby E. Van Biffe.
Daniel Vanin, MA'72, March 12,1986, in
Charlottetown, PEL A member of the
Planning Institute of B.C. and the Town
Planning Institute of Canada, he worked
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Department of the City of Vancouver and
was deeply involved with many of the
city's improvements over the last ten years.
He is survived by his mother Vera, sister
Violet Melling of Charlottetown, brother
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22   Chronicle/Summer 1986 Woodland Indian Artist
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BMW builds in technological systems to ensure 'he
ultimate driving experience. They can't build us in, but
we're always available.
Vancouver Auto
5th and Burrard (604) 736-7381

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