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Les Peterson is the ideal individual to serve
as Chancellor of Canada's second largest
University. His proven ability and years of
dedicated public service will add to the stature
ofthe University and help it achieve the kind
of recognition fundamental to its future growth
and development of quality education.
In all aspects, Les Peterson has the right
Graduate in Law, 1949, University of British
Appointed Queen's Counsel, I960
Senior Partner of Law Firm of Bough ton &
Public Service
Executive Council of British Columbia
— Minister of Education 1956-1968
— Minister of Labour 1960-1971
— Attorney General 1968-1972
Canadian Army (R.C.A.) in England and
Continent, 1942-1946
Commander - Order of St. John
Fellow ofthe Royal Society of Arts
Past Director, Y.M.C.A., Victoria
Past Honorary President, B.C. Historical
University Service
Member ofthe Board of Governors, The
University of British Columbia, 1978 to date
Chairman of the Board of Governors,
The University of British Columbia, 1979 to
Chairman ofthe Board of The Wesbrook
Society (UBC Alumni)
Member of the Advisory Committee for the
Selection of Presidential Candidates, The
University of British Columbia - 1985
Member of the Search Committee for Vice-
President, Academic, The University of
British Columbia - 1985
Member of Presidential Advisory Committee
on Development Policy, The University of
British Columbia - 1986
Member of UBC President's House Committee - 1983
This advertisement paid for by Alumni Friends of Les Peterson for Chancellor. THE  ALUMNI   UBC
Volume 40, Number 4
Winter 1986
News in Brief
Strengthening our U.S. Ties
Senate and Chancellor Candidates
Alumni Awards Announced
The Origin of the Universe and Other Matters
David Morton
While applied research enjoys the spotlight,
UBC scientists like Andrew Ng and Bill Unruh
are quietly at work on more theoretical,
but equally important studies.
Lights! Action! Campus!
Eric Eggertson
Moviemakers consider UBC ideal for location
shooting, but the very popularity of the campus
causes administrative headaches.
Alumni Activities/Homecoming '86
Class Acts
The Hong Kong Connection
Robert Beynon
EDITOR: Terry Lavender
ASSISTANT EDITOR: Eric Eggertson, BA'85
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Treasurer Shayne Brent Bovd, BCom'81
Chair, Long Range Planning: Ann McAfee, BA'62, MA'67, PhD'75
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Members-at-Large 1985-87: Robert Affleck, BASc'55: Linda Angus, BA'73; Jim Coonev, MLS'76, BA (C-eorgetuwn), MA (Toronto); Sandv lames,
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The Board of Management of the
UBC Alumni Association has
endorsed Leslie R. Peterson, QC, for
the position of Chancellor of the University of British Columbia. In addition, the Association is endorsing the
following candidates for the 11 Convocation Senator positions open in the
1987 elections: Helen Belkin, Jack
McConville, Murray McMillan, Mary
Lett Plant, Min Sunimoto, Nancy
Woo, Mike Partridge, Mike Ryan,
Chris Niwinski, Bert Reid and Dave
The election of the Chancellor and
11 Convocation Senators is administered by the University Registrar. All
members of Convocation, including
UBC graduates, current faculty and
members of Senate, are eligible to
vote. The Alumni Association does
not play an official role in the election,
but the Association Board of Management feels strongly that it has a
responsibility to ensure there is a
strong list of nominees running for
office in these elections.
We believe that Convocation Senators should have a keen interest in
both the University and in the community. We also believe that they
should represent a broad cross-section
of UBC graduates. We are confident
that the nominees endorsed above
would bring excellent judgement and
varied experience to bear on the issues
currently facing the University.
Leslie R. Peterson embodies those
qualities that we feel are most desirable in a Chancellor of a major institution such as UBC. He is a graduate of
the University, has achieved distinction and success in his career, and also
has a proven track record of service to
Les Peterson received his law
degree from UBC in 1949. He served
as an MLA from 1956 to 1972, and
held three portfolios during his legislative career — Education, Labour and
Attorney General. While Minister of
Education, he demonstrated an ability
to work effectively and cordially with
University groups, school boards and
teacher organizations.
From 1979 to 1983 he was Chairman
of the UBC Board of Governors. At
present he is a Senior Partner in the
law firm of Boughton and Company
and is also Chairman of the Wesbrook
Society, one of UBC's major donor
clubs. With his record of achievement,
Les Peterson will be able to assist UBC
in its relations with all levels of government and the community.
William B. McNulty, BPE'68, MPE'70,
President, University of British Columbia
Alumni Association
(on behalf of the Board of Management) m
Chronicle/Winter 1986   3 NEWSINBRIEF
Guide To Memorials
There is a new guide to UBC
Plaques and Memorials available at
the Main Library these days. It
includes listings of more than 300
memorials, from stained glass windows to entire building complexes,
and contains written descriptions of
each along with a two volume set of
photographic slides. Listed alphabetically, the entries also give the locations for those who wish to visit the
actual memorials.
University Archivist Laurenda Dan
iels supervised the project which was
funded by the Challenge '86 program
and the staff relied on old copies of
the Ubyssey, Alumni Chronicle, and
Totem year books for information. A
number of older faculty members
were approached, who supplied both
useful leads and often complete stories that surrounded otherwise little-
known memorials.
Old-Timer Hockey Players
A   UBC-Japan   "Old   Timers"   ice
hockey  game  at  the  UBC arena  on
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• Predictable charter
• Shares in marina and
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• Secured pooled income
• Individual title with worldwide vacation privileges
• Financing for qualified
Income protected by
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1986 tax write-offs from
$44,500 to $91,000 Cdn.
For more information, call us collect at
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This is not an offering. Offerings are made by prospectus only.
April 30, 1986 was a wonderful excuse
for a reunion of five members of the
UBC Thunderbird Hockey team of
1948-49. Bob Hindmarch, UBC Athletic Director, was asked by some Japanese hockey players to bring together
former UBC hockey players, over 50
years of age, for a fun game of non-
contact hockey.
Two types of players made up the
UBC "Old Timers" team. UBC alumni
Jim Rowledge, BASc'49, Bob Saunders, BASc'49, and Terry Nelford,
BPE'49, BEd'57, formed part of the
team with former Thunderbirds Stu
Bailey and manager and coach Ken
Hadgert. The rest of the UBC team
was made up of faculty and other "old
timers" from the Vancouver area.
The Japanese team, in town on holidays, included two members over 70
years of age who had played on the
first Japanese Olympic team in 1936,
and other members in their sixties.
The game was well played and the
skating fast. The final score was a satisfying 9-9 tie and an invitation was
extended to UBC to bring their team
to Japan for a return match in May
1987. If other former members of
Thunderbird hockey in their fifties
would like to join the team, they
should notify Bob Hindmarch, Memorial Gym, UBC, Vancouver, B.C.,
V6T 1W5, 228-4279.
UBC Dance Club Silver
Anniversary Gala Ball
The UBC Dance Club celebrates its
25th Annual Anniversary on March
28, 1987 with a Silver Anniversary
Gala Ball. There will be competition
events, the B.C. Open Championships and a demonstration by England's World Professional Champions
Alan and Hazel Fletcher and Michael
and Vicky Bar.
An offshoot of the legendary MUSSOC, the dance club came into its own
in the 1950s, and over the last 10 years
the'annual membership has averaged
500-700 students. The club teaches
lessons at various levels and throws at
least six dance parties a year. This
year's president, Margaret Johnson,
encourages all Alumni and their
friends to attend the Ball.
All enquiries about the 25th Anniversary Gala Ball should be directed to
the UBC Dance Club, Box 29, S.U.B.,
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., V6T1W5, or phone
Faculty Women's Club
Publishes Gourmet
The Gourmet Club of the UBC Faculty Women's Club has published
its   first  cookbook,   Vancouver  Enter-
4   Chronicle/Winter 1986 NEWSINBRIEF
tains, to celebrate Vancouver's centennial. The book contains more than 190
recipes arranged in 20 complete
menus and covers 16 different ethic
communities — British, Italian, German, East Indian, Chinese, and many
more. There are sit-down dinners for
six or buffets for 24, and the menus
include such themes as "A British
Afternoon Tea", "A Scandinavian
Smorgasbord", "From the Days of the
Czars: A Zakuski Buffet" and "An All
Canadian Barbecue".
The book retails for $14.95 and the
proceeds go to support a Vancouver
Centennial Scholarship for women
students at UBC. The Vancouver Centennial Commission provided financial assistance for the development of
the book as well as contributing to the
scholarship fund.
The cookbooks are available from
area bookstores or by mail from the
Faculty Women's Club, Cecil Green
Park, 6251 Cecil Green Park Road,
Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1W5. Please
makes cheques payable to the Faculty
Women's Club.
Major Campaign Planned
UBC Chancellor Robert Wyman will
lead a market survey of the feasibility
of a major private fundraising campaign for the University. If the survey
Immersion in France
The University of Tours in the fabulous
Chateaux Country offers one month
language courses for beginners to
advanced students of French. Afternoons
are free to enjoy faculty-conducted
excursions in the beautiful Loire Valley,
Brittany, Normandy, etc
Our low rate includes scheduled return
flights to Paris, university residence
accommodation, most meals, tuition,
group transfers from Paris!
Departures on June 29, July 29 and
August 30.
Inclusive prices from
Toronto, Montreal $2195.00
Edmonton, Calgary $2448.00
Vancouver $2498.00
Special add-on rates from other major
Canadian cities
Other language programs offered:
Immersion in Spain and Immersion in
Germany. Departure dates available
upon request. Regular monthly
departures now available. Call or write for
full details
Ship's School Educational Tours Ltd.
95 Dalhousie St., Brantford, Ont.
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finds that a major campaign is feasible, the actual fundraising campaign
would probably begin in 1988 or 1989
and carry through into the 1990s. It
would be the most extensive campaign ever undertaken by UBC.
The market survey was launched by
the UBC President's Advisory Committee on Development Policy, which
is chaired by David Strangway.
The Development Committee also
commissioned a survey on campus
fundraising from a team of development experts at the University of Cali
fornia at Berkeley. That report emphasized the importance of good
community relations and the need for
full involvement of academic and
administrative personnel in setting
the goals for a campaign.
Chancellor Wyman is optimistic
about the market survey and the prospects for a major campaign: "Everywhere I've travelled in Canada, I've
been deeply impressed by the great
concern and support that people have
expressed for the University of British
Columbia." ■
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Chronicle/Wmt.r 2986    5 Strengthening Our U.S. Ties
their generosity, both of spirit
and pocketbook, and UBC alumni living in the United States are no exception. These graduates historically have
been just as much, if not more, generous than their Canadian counterparts
in supporting UBC through donations
to the Alumni Fund.
"Alumni in Canada are not accustomed to giving substantial support to
their universities," says John McArthur, BCom'57, Dean of Harvard Business School, ". . . whereas here (at
Harvard and in the U.S.) we have the
good fortune to have a tradition of
graduates giving money to their alma
Dean McArthur, who received the
Alumni Award of Distinction in 1985,
is one of 3,500 UBC graduates living in
the United States. A third of these
alumni live in California, roughly 500
live in the state of Washington, and
other large pockets of grads can be
found in Oregon, New York and
Massachusetts. The remainder are
spread throughout the rest of the
The UBC Alumni Association has a
branch network in the United States
which it is planning to expand on a
regional basis in the future. A recent
study carried out by the Association
indicates that branch representatives
in the U.S. would like to get more
involved with helping UBC, particularly in the area of scholarship fund-
raising. The study also shows that
these alumni want more information
and news, not only about UBC, but
about the British Columbia political
and economic situation as well.
The Association executive sees the
development of a broader, more
responsive branch network as an
important element in assisting the
University in any major fundraising
campaign. The branches study recommends that senior alumni advisory
groups be formed in major cities in
New England, the Mid-Atlantic, the
Washington, D.C. area, California,
and the Pacific Northwest. This would
build on the existing branch network
and expand in the areas with the
greatest number of alumni.
There are now eight alumni branch
representatives in the U.S.: Rosemary
Brough, BA'47 — New York, N.Y.,
Peter Lawson — San Francisco, California, Dr. Roy Griffiths, BA'51,
MSc'54 — Canoga Park, California,
Jay Brown, BCom'60 — McLean, Virginia, Gerald Marra, BSc'63 — Seattle,
Washington, Dr. Martin Goodwin,
BSA'43 — Clovis, New Mexico, Harold Wright, BCom'63 — Denver, Colorado, and John Ironside, BCom'70 —
Longmont, Colorado.
"We're interested in keeping in
touch with other branches in the
U.S.," says Jay Brown, a marketing
and advertising consultant. "A branch
rep newsletter from the Association to
its American network would help us
to do this."
Brown's idea has become a central
recommendation in the strategic plan
put forth in the branches study. Other
recommendations for increasing effectiveness of branch reps include holding more on-campus workshops with
alumni staff and UBC faculty; improving one-to-one contact with reps and
Association staff through a travel pro
gram; initiating and supporting hometown receptions for scholarship
winners; and, when possible, scheduling visits from UBC President David
Strangway to the various branch locations.
Some former UBC students now living in the States, notably the founder
of Texas Instruments, Cecil Green,
and his wife, Ida, have become valued
benefactors of the University.
Prominent alumni in the U.S.,
working with UBC faculty and Canadian alumni, have gained support for
the University from within the business sector. Gifts from American corporations amounted to just over 10
per cent of the overall corporate donations to the University in the past five
Under the provisions of the Canada-U.S. Tax Convention treaty
ratified June 28, 1984, UBC alumni living in the U.S. no longer need to
donate through a recognized charitable organization based in the U.S. The
treaty allows them to make charitable
contributions directly to UBC, tax
deductible for U.S. income tax purposes.
UBC is a tax exempt organization
under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S.'
Internal Revenue Code and is listed in
the Cumulative List of Exempt Organizations. Charitable contributions to
UBC will generally be deductible (subject to percentage limitations) to the
extent of the U.S. resident's Canadian
source income, or, for UBC alumni,
without reference to Canadian source
income. Contributors should consult
with their U.S. tax advisors to properly plan donation programs. ■
Senate and Chancellor Candidates 1987
Ballots for the Senate/Chancellor elections will be going out to members of
Convocation (including all UBC graduates with current addresses) within the
next few months. The actual election will be held March 5, 1987.
To assist alumni in choosing between the candidates for office (Convocation
elects 11 Senators and the Chancellor), the Chronicle is publishing brief candidate biographies. Every effort has been made to include all the candidates: our
apologies if we have inadvertently missed any.
Senate Candidates
David Anderson, LLB'62. B.C. Liberal Leader
and MLA, 1972-75, and Victoria area MP 196872.
Students council member, and Ubyssey sports
writer while at UBC, he now works at the Immigration Appeal Board and acts as counsel for the
B.C. Wildlife Federation. "Tough decisions
regarding the relationship between the three
public universities are necessary," he says, adding that research areas such as Asian Studies
must have long-range funding and programming.
Bruce David Armstrong, BSc'84. Active in student politics, he was Science rep on students
council, Science Senate rep, Alma Mater Society
president (1978 and '80), treasurer, Science
Undergraduate Society, and member, Alumni
Association Board of Management. Now a
freelance consultant, he has been involved with
the United Way and the federal Liberal Party. His
presence as neither an academic or a professional
would give a more balanced representation from
Convocation at large, he says. I Ie wants to give a
new impetus to Senate in dealing with restraint
and an ever-changing curriculum.
"Helen Belkin, BA'40. Former Ubyssey reporter,
Alpha Gamma Delta president, class directory
editor. Permanent secretary, the Class of '40,
chairman of 20th and 40th reunion committees.
Involved in Vancouver volunteer bureau and
United Way. Formerteacher,nowahomemaker,she
worked as secretary for Gordon Shrum and former UBC President Norman MacKenzie. She
cites a concern for UBC, and loyalty to the work
of Shrum, MacKenzie, and many others, as reasons for running for Senate.
Donald G.A. Carter, BCom'66. A chartered
accountant himself, he is principal of the School
of Chartered Accountancy for the Institute of
Chartered Accountants in B.C. He worked as
chartered accountant, university lecturer (commerce), and assistant professor. Member of
numerous advisory committees of community
colleges, a task force on foreign students in Canada, the Vancouver Board of Trade, and provincial, national and international accounting associations. He wants to improve the liaison between
the University and the business community,
maintain the quality of programs in the face of
continued on page 8
6   Chronicle/Wittto-1986 Alumni Awards Announced
FOR YEARS Judith Forst,
BMus'65, was one of Canada's best
exports to the operatic world, performing with New York's Metropolitan Opera. But the 43-year-old coloratura mezzosoprano later returned to
Vancouver, pursuing her international
opera career from the quiet Port
Moody home she shares with her husband Graham and two children.
Described as "one of the few truly
world-class coloratura mezzos on the
operatic stage today" by the New York
Times, Forst was honored with the
Alumni Award of Distinction at an
October ceremony at the Hotel Meridien.
The 1975 move back to Vancouver,
after seven seasons singing repertoire
with the Met, was a move away from
the mainstream. But Manhattan was
not an ideal environment for the couple's three-year-old boy, and Vancouver offered stability in the chaotic
world of opera.
Forst was born and raised in Coquitlam, receiving voice coaching and performing at conventions and fundraisers throughout B.C. It was at UBC,
however, that her intensive four years
in music gave her voice time to
"I think those years I spent at UBC
were very important," says Forst.
"They let me grow, both personally,
and in terms of my voice." She credits
opera instructor French Tickner with
cajoling her into the operatic field.
In 1968 Forst auditioned for the Met,
and in an unprecedented move, was
offered a contract on the spot. She
spent seven years with the premier
opera company in North America
before returning to Vancouver. Since
then, she has performed in more than
20 opera houses world-wide, singing
more than 40 roles in five languages.
Vancouver's own diva, whose voice
was once described as "voluminous
and velvety, caressing soft passages
one moment and filling the house gloriously the next," is only now coming
into the peak of her powers as a coloratura mezzo.
The Alumni Award of Distinction,
presented to Forst, and Cadillac Fair-
view President Bernard Ghert,
MBA'66 (profiled in the Summer 1986
Chronicle), are not the only awards
given out by the UBC Alumni Association.
Each year, the Association presents
the Honorary Alumni Association Life
Judith Forst (right) receives the Alumni Award of Distinction from Alumni Association
President Bill McNulty.
Membership to a non-alumnus, while
the Blythe Eagles Volunteer Award
goes to a UBC graduate who has a
record of outstanding service with the
Association and the University. The
Faculty Citation is awarded to a member of the UBC faculty who is recognized as an inspiring educator or has
rendered outstanding service to the
University. A new award for Outstanding Young Alumnus Recognition
is presented to a graduate under 36
years of age whose distinguished professional work has brought honor to
Norman Hildes-Heim, president of
Hotel Development Associates in
New York, will become an honorary
life member of the Alumni Association
this year, while former Alumni Association Treasurer Kevin Rush, BSc'80,
MBA'81, receives the Blythe Eagles
Volunteer Award. The Faculty Citation and the award for the Outstanding Young Alumnus will go to Dr.
David Hardwick, MD'58, FRCP(C)'74,
and Margaret Kathleen Pichora-Fuller,
MSc'80, BA (Toronto), respectively.
Hildes-Heim is a strong supporter
of rowing at UBC. As rowing correspondent for the New York Times, he
received his first introduction to the
University when he reported on a
1974 rowing regatta hosted by UBC at
Burnaby Lake. He is a graduate of
Harvard University's School of
Design. Until 1973, when he founded
Hotel Development Associates, he
taught   architecture   and   design   at
Cambridge, Columbia and Harvard
Kevin Rush has been associated
with the Alumni Association since he
graduated from UBC. He has served
on the Divisions Council, as president
of the MBA/MSc Division, and as
Treasurer of the Association. While a
student, he served as president of the
Graduate Students Council, and was a
representative on the AMS Council,
among other activities. He is
employed by Goldman, Sachs and Co.
Investment Bankers in New York City.
Dr. David F. Hardwick of UBC's
Department of Pathology is an outstanding teacher and has made his
department one of the best in North
America. He is the Director of Laboratories at Vancouver General Hospital
and the B.C. Children's Hospital, as
well as being Chief of Staff at the Children's Hospital. Dr. Hardwick has
also been a key figure in the formation
and development of the Medical
Alumni Division of the UBC Alumni
Margaret Kathleen Pichora-Fuller
was a recipient of a UBC Graduate Fellowship and is both an exceptional
clinician and an investigator of international repute. She has many professional publications to her credit and is
currently President of the Canadian
Association of Speech Language
Pathologists and Audiologists. She is
employed as Clinic Supervisor of the
Otologic Function Unit at Mount Sinai
Hospital in Toronto. ■
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restraint programs, and help the University
respond to present financial and market situations.
*David A. Coulson, BCom'76, LLB'80. Member,
Alumni Association Allocations Committee, past
member Senate {student rep 1978-79) Senate
Budget Committee, students council, Alma
Mater Society Budget and Finance Committees.
Former AMS treasurer, and Commerce Undergraduate Society executive. A Vancouver lawyer,
he seeks "to contribute to the advancement of the
University and in particular the Senate" with his
UBC experience. "This is particularly important
in times of severe fiscal restraint bv the provincial
government," he says.
Clyde Griffith, BPE'64. Program management
consultant for the Provincial Secretary. Member,
Physical Education and Recreation Alumni
Reunion Committee; was involved with Caribbean Students Association, International House,
Intramurals. He wants to give feedback to the
campus of changing needs of the community,
and to give something back to the University
after gaining so much at UBC.
Sandra Lorraine Kuzik, BA'84. The secretary at
the Graduate Awards office feels a younger
alumni should be represented on Senate. She
was involved in Ballet UBC Jazz and the
Lutheran student movement. She is concerned
about the quality of education at the University,
especially the academic problems that arise from
a lack of funding.
Sandra Lindstrom, MSc'73, PhD'85. Research
director, NORI Aquafood Systems, Inc. Was
involved with Botany Graduate Students Association, now member of several international psychological associations. She is concerned about
the quality of education and the options in
financing education at UBC, and wants to contribute in a positive way to the University.
*John M. McConville, LLB'55. A sitting Convocation Senator, member, Senate Committee on
Student Appeals from Academic Discipline, and
Centre for Continuing Education Advisory Committee. Beta Theta Pi member, now vice-president of corporate affairs and general counsel for
Placer Development Ltd. Also member, Law
Society of B.C. Planning Committee and President, Association of Canadian General Counsel.
It is vital the University include the views of
alumni and the community when making decisions, "and I would like to present those views in
the deliberations of Senate," he says.
*Murray McMillan, LLB'81. After sitting as Convocation Senator for one term, the former Ubyssey
managing editor, Alumni Association Board of
Management member and Alumni Association
Communications Committee member says, "a
second term allows the knowledge gained to be
applied." A Vancouver Sun editorial writer, he is
past-president, the Vancouver Symphony
Orchestra Club, and director, B.C. Press Council.
*Chris Niwinski, BASc'80, MASc'82. A former
student and current convocation member of Senate, involved in the Curriculum, Academic
Appeals, Liaison with Post-Secondary Institutions and Budget Committees. Also sat on Board
of Governors {student member 1981-82), student's council, and CITR board. Funding levels,
in real dollars, have decreased when more than
ever the University has been needed by the province as an "engine for recovery", says the coastal
engineer. UBC has vast potential as a teaching
and research institution that can also aid free
enterprise, with the support and input of the
larger community, he says.
'Michael A Partridge, BCom'59. Has been
involved in the Alumni Association as president,
vice-president, Divisions Council chairman, president. Commerce Division, and president, Beta
Theta Pi Alumni Association. The regional manager of London Life Insurance also sat on the
board for the Vancouver Opera Association. He
has had "an active interest in the Universitv and
the Alumni Association since graduation," giving
him "a broad experience to make a contribution
to the Senate and the University," he says.
*Mary Lett Plant, BA'52. A sitting convocation
senator and member of the Nominating, Curriculum and Student Awards Committees, and convocation senators' rep on Alumni Association
Board of Management. A students council member while at UBC, she is a social worker and family mediator, also involved in the United Way
and the United Church. Alumni on Senate act as
"community members who reflect the needs and
expectation of the community in which UBC is
"situated," she says. Her past volunteer work
include the Board of Homemaker Service of
Greater Vancouver, president. University
Women's Clubhand North Vancouver Community Arts Council Board.
*Elbert S. Reid, BASc'51. Past activities with the
Alumni Association include president, vice-president, president. Alumni Forestry Division, chairman, Branches, and Alumni Activities Committee, member, Board of Management, Alumni
Activities Advisory Committee. The independent
consultant in forestry and management is acting
chairman of the Alumni Association Communications Committee. He is a member of professional
forestry and engineering associations.
George R. Richards, BSF'59. Vice-president and
general manager, interior operations, Weldwood
of Canada, and director, Northern Institute for
Resource Study Former hospital board member
in Nakusp and Burns Lake, B.C., founding committee member, Selkirk College, and Forestry
Advisory Committee chairman, College of New
Caledonia. He wants to be a voice of industry on
Senate, also using his familiarity with the educational needs of many parts of the province.
*Michael M. Ryan, BCom'53.The former Ubyssey
City Editor, varsity basketball player and Commerce Undergraduate Society president previously served a three-year term as Convocation
Senator, sat on the Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration Advisory Board for the
Division of Finance. Former chairman, Investment Dealers Association of Canada Pacific Division, former member, Vancouver Stbck Exchange
Board of Directors. A founding member of the
Dean of Commerce Portfolio Management Society, which established a sizable fund to be managed by Commerce students as investment counselors. An investment dealer, he wants to help in
the affairs of the University, and promote support for UBC in business circles.
Joanne Stan, BSR'70, MEd'81. A health care consultant, she is on the executive of the Canadian
Association of Occupational Therapists (President, 1981-83), the B.C. Society of Occupational
Therapists, the Health Sciences Association of
B.C., and the board of the Coast Foundation of
B.C., which finds housing and programming for
former mental patients. As a former student and
faculty member at UBC, she feels her understanding of the University and the community,
especially the health care community, will be
valuable on Senate.
Henry L. Suderman, BASc'65, MBA'69. The former natural resource financing executive for the
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and European representative for the Bank of B.C. now
runs his own merchant banking operation in Calgary. Involved with the Choral Society, intramurals basketball, and the student chapter of the
American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and
was Chemical Engineering class president, 1967.
In Senate, he wants to maintain standards in
teaching and research, encourage alumni and
corporate contributions to the University, and
stress the need for natural resource research to
draw corporate contributions.
*Minoru Sugimoto, BA'56, MEd '66. Sitting Convocation Senator and member, Senate Admissions and Curriculum Committees. The school
principal wants to "assist Senate in the setting of
policies and  procedures for improving liaisons
with secondary schools, for recruiting appropriate students, and for establishing enrolment limits and admission standards." He also wants to
support UBC in its attempts to find adequate
Gordon Thorn, BCom'56, MEd'71. Education
consultant to the Association of Canadian Community Colleges, president emeritus, B.C. Institute of Technology, former BCIT vice-principal
and president. Convocation Senator for three
terms (1972-81); former assistant to executive secretary, UBC Resource Committee, Alumni Association fund-raising director and Association
assistant director, chairman. Commerce '56
Reunion Committee. Involved with COTC, Phi
Delta Kappa at UBC. Member, Vancouver Board
of Trade executive, Canadian Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, Association of
Canadian Community Colleges, Expo 86 B.C.
Pavilion board, Vancouver Institute.
Mark Thompson, LLB'85. Served as student senator, sitting on the Nominating and Tributes
Committee and the President's Committee on
Traffic and Parking. The Ministry of Highways
engineering aide says he learned much about the
operation of UBC, Senate, and its committees.
While on Senate he effectively represented his
constituents' wishes, and could just as effectively
present the alumni's ideas to Senate, he says.
Des R. Verma, MEd'68. Member, American
Association of Physics Teachers, B.C. Math
Teachers Association, B.C. Science Teachers
Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Elks Lodge, Kamloops Youth Soccer Association, and the Peace
Board of the B.C. Teachers Federation. "Out of
the 11 present Convocation Senators, none are
from the interior of the province, yet many students from outside the Lower Mainland attend
UBC," says the Kamloops secondary school
teacher. "I wish to convey their views, and the
views of others in the Interior to the Senate," he
*Nancy Woo, BA'69. Sitting Convocation Senator, member Alumni Association Communications Committee. Former member. Alumni Association Board of Management, Allocations,
Student Affairs, Awards and Scholarships Committees. A public relations consultant, she was
involved in Alpha Gamma Delta, Panhellenic,
Chinese Varsity Club, field hockey team. Also
involved with Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church,
and Public Relations Society of B.C. She wants to
continue her work on Senate. She sees her role in
Senate as learning about the University and conveying what she has learned to the general public
and alumni.
(* indicates Alumni Association Board of Management endorsed candidate)
Chancellor Candidates
Stan Persky, BA'69, MA'72. Former student
activist and three-time Chancellor candidate. A
political studies instructor at Capilano College,
he describes himself as a journalist, author, and
"political activist recently arrested for smashing
South African wine bottles." At UBC he was Arts
Undergraduate Association president, Senate
member, and Graduate Students Association
president. "For the last three years the government has savaged UBC and the Chancellor didn't
utter so much as a peep. It's time to elect a Chancellor who will stand up for the University's
interests," he says.
Leslie R. Peterson, LLB'49. Former Board of Governors chairman and current chairman, Wesbrook Society. Served in the Canadian Army in
the Second World War, and as MLA (1956-72)
and cabinet minister in B.C. government. Director of several companies, including Guaranty
Trust Co. of Canada. Involved with the Shriners,
and received honorary degrees from Simon
Fraser University and Notre Dame University of
Nelson. Senior partner in law firm of Boughton
and Co. ■
8   Chronicle/Wmter 1986 Fundamental research may not be glamorous, but its
ultimate importance cannot even be imagined — or
The Origin of the
Universe and Other
By David Morton
SOMEWHERE IN the cavernous
Hennings Building at UBC, Dr. Bill
Unruh is worrying about what happened in the first nanoseconds after
the universe began. How did the
first elementary particles behave? What order
of magnitude were the initial temperatures?
Where does gravity enter the picture?
Elsewhere in the building, Dr. Andrew Ng
(pronounced "ing") aims a laser beam
through a roomful of amplifiers and mirrors.
His target is a small piece of foil inside a vacuum container, where other instruments will
measure the absorption of the laser light, and
the effect of the powerful shock wave it
causes. The experiment simulates one
moment in a nuclear fusion reaction, the
same process that fuels the sun.
The work of these two UBC physicists does
not enjoy the public acclaim of the more
glamorous fields of research today. Cancer
research, forestry, computers and artificial
intelligence are fashionable and their
researchers enjoy the attention of the media
and the funding agencies. Meanwhile,
research that leads to products such as
artificial ice cream and lithium batteries wins
the University new friends.
Ng and Unruh and numerous other scientists at UBC, however, claim their work is no
less important because of the fundamental
nature of their research. "The strength of a
university in its applied research efforts is
directly proportional to its strength in fundamental research," says Unruh.
He admits that the payoffs from their
efforts are remote and there is always the
chance these payoffs will turn out to be
insignificant. Along the way, however, scientists like Ng and Unruh sometimes encounter
spinoff developments that have a more immediate applicability.
"What is most important to me as a scien
tist is the opportunity to be creative," says
Ng. "In the university, I have been given a
very good environment to be creative in the
sense that I can try out new ideas as long as
my funding resources allow me. You can't
pre-plan creativity."
Ng is studying the physical processes
involved in laser fusion, a subject of great
interest to scientists because it could result in
a virtually inexhaustible supply of energy foi
the future. It has been estimated that greater John Miltons
than one billion times the energy content of
the world's oil reserves is available through
controlled thermonuclear fusion.
Nuclear fusion (which differs from nuclear
fission) is popularly called the energy source
of the stars, since the energy released from
the sun and stars is caused by fusion.
Fusion reactions have been achieved by
irradiating Deuterium-Tritium fuel pellets
with high-intensity laser beams. If this is
done successfully, the outer surface vaporizes
and ionizes, forming a very hot (roughly 10
million degrees Celsius) gas around the pellet.
As a result of this expansion outward, a
high-pressure shock wave is applied to the
pellet causing an implosion in the material,
resulting in a very high-density, high-pressure fuel mixture. At the time of maximum
compression during the implosion, the centre
of the fuel pellet ignites, releasing high
energy neutrons and alpha particles. The
release of these neutrons constitutes the
fusion reaction.
The entire process takes place in several bil-
lionths of a second. From there, heat is generated and exchanged into electricity, the
usable energy source.
Ng's interest is in one aspect of the fusion
process: the effect of shock waves on the fuel
target, and how the pellet can be effectively
imploded. His experiments, in fact, do not
involve actual laser fusions, as his Neodym-
ium-glass laser, which takes up a good 30
universe hung on a golden
chain from Heaven's floor.
Bill Unruh and his colleagues
have a different concept.
Chronicle/Winter 1986   9 Laser fusion research and gravity wave detection have
led to some unexpected spin-offs.
square metres of lab space, cannot deliver the
power required to reach these other-worldly
The most powerful device capable of
achieving fusion temperatures is the $220 million Nova Laser in California. At the moment,
it consumes far more energy to achieve fusion
than the energy produced. Ng says it could
be years before scientists reach a break-even
point between energy input and energy output.
Nevertheless, Ng, whose research is partially funded by B.C. Hydro, feels he is making a significant contribution. "The whole of
fusion science is a big jigsaw puzzle. Most
researchers in the community are trying to
produce these little pieces that we hope will
eventually fit together."
Not long ago, Ng's research took a slight
detour when he discovered a new use for the
x-rays produced by the high-temperature gas
that surround the laser target. X-rays, having
very short wavelengths, are particularly good
for high resolution micro-analysis. Ng, in collaboration with other scientists (from Thomas
J. Watson Research Centre, IBM, and Brook-
haven National Laboratory), developed a
technique using x-rays to view live biological
specimens at high magnification. This development will allow investigators in the biological sciences to observe cellular processes first
hand in living cells, whereas electron microscopes cannot be used to analyze living specimens.
"This project had nothing to do with laser
fusion research per se," says Ng. "But it may
not have developed without our work in this
Bill Unruh: probing
the origins of the universe.
Dr. Bill Unruh, also of UBC's Physics
Department, encountered a similar spin-off
from his main research while he was investigating gravitational wave detection. The
work, which he describes as very theoretical
and esoteric, resulted in a new type of
amplifier — an ultra low noise amplifier —
that can be applied to any number of scientific
Unruh's research is perhaps even more theoretical than Ng's, and the payoff more distant. His field is cosmology, which he defines
as the study of the physical processes surrounding the early origins of the universe.
The 17th century poet, John Milton, made
use of a cosmological schema in Paradise Lost.
It consisted of a spherical universe hanging
on a golden chain from Heaven's floor. Below
it was Chaos, "a maelstrom of warring
atoms," and at the very bottom was Hell.
Unruh's ideas are certainly different from
Milton's. The current schema, pieced
together by today's experts, is more concerned with the origins of the universe,
approximately 10 billion years ago. At that
time, goes the theory, the universe was an
extremely hot ball of matter about one centimetre in diameter. By similar processes as
Ng's fusion reaction, the ball underwent an
"explosive expansion" to 1,040 times its original size. Thus, our present-day universe.
Evidence of these early high temperatures
exists in a microwave radiation bath emanating from outer space, so-called "relic radiation" left over from a time when the early
universe was extremely hot. Scientists have
also observed that galaxies are receding from
the Earth, which suggests that the universe is
still expanding as a result of this original
Unruh says much of the reasoning for this
scenario comes from theories and observations from several different areas of physics
— areas considered unrelated 10 years ago.
Gravitational theory, elementary particle
physics, solid state physics and others have
all contributed.
"These areas of physics are by and large
concerned with the very small, the subatomic nature of things," says Unruh. "What
is really interesting is that these ideas are
fitting together in an explanation of the very
"We are seeing that the behavior of the
incredibly small determines the behavior of
the incredibly large."
Unruh heads a new $2 million five-year
cosmology program funded by the Canadian
Institute for Advanced Research. The program will involve six prominent scientists
from universities across the country working
in different areas of cosmology.
10   Chronicle/Wmfer 2986 One area that needs work, according to
Unruh, is a unified theory of the four forces of
nature: the "strong" force that binds protons
and neutrons into the atomic structure; the
"weak" force that causes sub-atomic particles
to shoot out of nuclei during radioactive
decay; electromagnetism, which is fundamental to phenomena like light bulbs or lightning; and gravity. These forces must be
unified before a picture of the evolution of the
universe can be drawn. Scientists have almost
managed to combine the strong, weak and
electromagnetic forces into a single unified
theory. Gravity, however, presents some
This research is not likely to result in any
tangible benefits, says Unruh, other than any
unforeseen spinoff products. The payoff, he
expects, will be more in the philosophical
implications of the research. The effect of
combining diverse areas of knowledge into a
single theory of the universe suggests that
there is an underlying unity to things, rather
than the fragmented perspective scientists
and philosophers have held for the past century.
"The direction that this idea of a unified
universe could be heading is to a more
unified view of ourselves, the world around
us and our place in it," says Unruh. "If this
field of research is any harbinger of the
future, the whole analytic tradition could
become much more synthetic than it has been
in the past. "■
Andrew Ng with
part of his laser apparatus —
refracting mirrors that help
to guide and focus the laser
Chronicle/Wm/.r 2986    11 By Eric Eggertson
BRITISH COLUMBIA'S film industry has grown in recent years from
a sideline to a $140 million a year
money-maker, and UBC's popularity as a shooting location has kept
pace. In 1985, of nine feature films, 11 television movies, three docudramas, and five television series filmed in B.C., four television
movies were partly filmed on campus, as well
as the CBC series "Brothers By Choice",
"Constable Constable" and "Danger Bay".
The movie stars migrate to Hollywood
North to lower their production costs and they
find that the University of B.C. is an ideal
backlot, offering a variety of settings for
filmmakers. "UBC looks good on the camera,"
says Joan Reynertson, head of the Film Studies program. "It's probably one of the most
beautiful campuses in the world."
The variety of architecture and landscape
make the University remarkably versatile,
whether a director wants the look of a hospital, an Ivy League college, or a wilderness.
"You can find almost anything you'd want
to find on campus, from small wooden buildings to office towers," Reynertson says. The
variety of locations makes UBC much more
useful for filmmakers than, say, Simon Fraser
University, which has only one architectural
Popular sites for the filmmakers are Main
Library, the Chemistry building, the acute care
hospital and Nitobe Gardens. Those responsi-
Lorie Chortyk of
UBC's Community Relations
Office was handling three to
five film projects a week at
one point.
ble, such as University librarian Doug
Mclnnes, are usually glad to cooperate with
film crews, as long as they don't interfere with
normal operations. Mclnnes has even given
up his oak-paneled office for two films.
In Kristy McNichol's Love, Mary, the set
designers stripped the office of Mclnnes' possessions and transformed it into a female psychiatrist's office. "They made it look quite
feminine," he says, grinning. Film crews were
back to turn it into an archbishop's office for
the Perry Mason television film The Case of the
Notorious Nun.
"It's inconvenient at times, it's interesting at
times, and it's fun, in a way," he says of the
film industry invasions. "There are always
surprises when they come to do a film."
One morning he arrived to find the Perry
Mason crew had built a fake concrete wall that
appeared to seal off the stairway above the
library's main entrance. Another time security
officers phoned him at home because film
crew members wanted to unhinge an oak door
from his office to use at another location for
filming. The door showed up several days
later unharmed.
Mclnnes' main concern is to keep the library
functioning smoothly, and to make sure
everything is returned to its original state.
When the clean-up crew is at work, for example, someone has to remind them to put the
directional signs back facing the right way.
"I think it has to be looked at as another
way the University tries to help the province.
We're a public institution. We should try to
UBC is ideal for filmmakers, but its very popularity
 has led to a few problems.	
Lights! Action!
12   Chronicle/Winter 1986 help if we can, without sacrificing our own
working priorities," Mclnnes says.
Robert Frederick, BA'77, a Film Studies
graduate, returned to the campus to film several episodes of the CBC series "Constable
Constable" in 1984-85. Cooperation from the
University made the entire project run
"The University is a tremendous source of
location shooting," he says.
Because the campus is physically isolated
from the city, filming can be controlled easily.
With no traffic to contend with, crews are
often able to shoot several scenes in a day
using campus locations close to each other.
The ivy-covered walls, lecture halls, labs, computer rooms and general 'institutional' settings can be used to appear as a wide assortment of scenes.
Another plus for campus shooting is the
ability to park the many Winnebagos and
lighting trucks close to the location without
blocking city traffic. Students often must
detour on their way to classes, but the novelty
of the event makes up for any inconvenience.
Many Hollywood stars have appeared on
campus in the last four or five years. Raymond
Burr recreated his Perry Mason role. Margot
Kidder and James Farentino starred in Picking
Up the Pieces. Mario Thomas, Kristy McNichol,
and Cloris Leachman all filmed at UBC in
Firefighter, a "true story" television movie
about the first female Los Angeles firefighter,
is a good example of the marriage of convenience between UBC and a film company.
In the film, UBC appears as the University
of California at Los Angeles. In one scene,
Nancy McKeon, star of the television show
"The Facts of Life", chats with a friend over
lunch in front of a slightly modified Student
Union Building. As they talk, carefully placed
palm trees wave in the wind, and extras chosen for their California looks wander past in
the background.
What television viewers don't see are the
shivers as the suntanned extras walk back and
forth, dressed for California summer on a
windy Vancouver spring day. Nor do they see
more than a few glimpses that identify UBC to
a Watchful eye. continued on page u
The spacious office
of University Librarian Doug
Mclnnes has now appeared in
two made-for-television
accident scene from
Firefighter, filmed on
Chancellor Boulevard. The
Law Building and Buchanan
Tower are identifiable in the
background. A car accident scene that took
almost 12 hours to set up and shoot
shows glimpses of Chancellor Boulevard, but unless you are watching
closely, you don't even notice the
familiar Buchanan Tower when the
camera pans back from the crash site.
The scene lasts barely four minutes in
the movie.
By the time a film starts production
on campus, UBC's film liaison person
Bob Jemison has gone over every
aspect of the shots with film company
representatives, smoothing out problems that crop up. Preparing the campus for a cinematic invasion takes time
and patience. "It's like a circus coming
to town," Jemison says.
For one scene in Firefighter, the company set up dummy parking meters
on one campus street, and built a bus
shelter. When the time came to film,
the meters and shelter were ignored
by crew who used real parking meters
in front of the Bookstore instead.
(Meanwhile, UBC students were parking in front of the dummy meters,
assuming they were real, says Jemison.) Firefighter's crew also meticulously dismantled UBC signs, replacing them with UCLA counterparts.
As the University became a more
popular location for filming, the need
to lay down ground rules and charge a
fee became apparent. The companies
were getting an excellent service from
UBC, and causing much disruption
and inconvenience to campus life. It
was time the University was recompensed for that inconvenience.
UBC often waives location fees for
non-profit filmmaking productions
and films or documentaries which
promote the University's image. But
for most commercial projects which
use UBC as they would a sound stage
or any other location, the fee stays
firmly in place.
At first, location fees were also
routinely waived for smaller production companies, but as Community
Relations Officer Lorie Chortyk
explains, the small shoots usually
involved just as much staff time as the
larger projects. "We were actually losing money on those deals," she says.
"We're a little more stringent now."
As the number of film crews on
campus grew, the need to control
their access became crucial to maintaining order.
Administrators have tightened up
the rules for commercial film projects
and raised the location fee. Written
contracts set out the film crew's
actions ahead of time, and all companies are required to carry liability
insurance in case an accident occurs
on University property.
"We want to make things as easy as
14   Chronicle/ Winter 1986 possible (for film companies), but running the University has to be the first
priority," says Chortyk.
The high location fee (most major
locations cost $500 to $1000 per day)
draws fire from the B.C. Film Commission's production and location
manager. Brent Clackson feels the
University isn't supporting the film
industry, which employs UBC graduates, and has supplied a reasonable
amount of revenue through location
fees. He adds, though, that UBC has
been a strong supporter in all areas
but the location fee.
In defence of the location fee, Chortyk argues that liaison with commercial film companies demands an enormous amount of time — reading
scripts, meeting with film company
representatives, taking production
crews to potential sites, making
arrangements with University departments, processing contracts and
financial transactions and following
up to assess any damage.
"At one time, we were handling
three to five film projects a week",
Chortyk says. "If an appropriate fee
were not in place, many staff hours
would be spent without compensation
to the University."
Raising the location fee to $2,500
has effectively driven most smaller
commercial filmmakers away from
UBC. And while some campus users
don't miss the constant caravans of
motor homes and equipment trucks
blocking off areas of the campus used
for filming, others miss the occasional
thrill incurred when a famous face,
such as Margot Kidder's, is spotted
crossing Main Mall.
Robert Frederick, who employed
several Film Studies students while
producing "Constable Constable",
still has hopes for UBC as a film site.
Frederick believes UBC could work
with the film industry to benefit both
parties. The University should be
recouping its costs for arranging the
location work, he agrees, but on
selected film projects, UBC could
encourage the use of film students as
observer/trainees in lieu of a higher
fee. Another possibility is to insist that
UBC theatre students be given preference for work as extras when possible.
"It's not the mandate of the University to make movies but there are students who would benefit not only by
making some money working, but
film students and arts students in general would be able to somehow participate or learn something from the process," he says. "And it's a way for the
University to integrate with the industry.
"A university works best when you
can actually see it as an integral part of
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Chronicle/Wmd'r 1986    15 ALUMNI ACTIVITIES
The Alumni Association and the
Alma Mater Society joined forces once
again in October to present another
successful Homecoming. Thousands
of alumni and students took part in
the events, which included reunions,
awards dinners and the annual Arts
'20 relay race (see photos this page).
The Association is also pleased to
announce the formation of a new division, the UBC Geography Alumni
Alliance. Current records show almost
2000 Geography alumni will receive
the Geography division's first
newsletter, which is due out this
month. If you wish to be included on
the mailing list, please call the Alumni
Association's Programmes Department at the number listed below, or
the Geography department at
Coming Events
Medical Ball: January 31, Pan Pacific
Hotel, UBC Medical Alumni Division
and Medica] Undergrad Society honor
the classes of '57, '67, '77 and '87 in
the 34th annual ball.
The following reunions are planned
for 1987: '52 Forestry, '52 Physical
Education, '67 Home Economics, '77
Medicine, '77 Electrical Engineering,
and in July, Alpha Phi. Please contact
the Alumni Association Programmes
Department for more information
about these events, 228-3313.
Top left: Recognition for her contribution to education in B.C. came to Dr. Anne Steivn-
son, BA '27, at a ceremony October 22. Dr. Stevenson, a Williams Lake educator,
received the Great Trekker Award from Alma Mater Society President Simon Seshadri at
the annual award dinner. Look for a profile of Dr. Stevenson in the Spring Chronicle.
Top right: The Class of '36 met October 24 for a 50th reunion dinner at the Faculty Club.
Jean McLean Hooton and Emma Parks McCammon search for familiar names in the 36
"Totem" yearbook. Above: Stretched in a long line on 16th Avenue, participants in the
Arts '20 run recreate the 1922 Great Trek from UBC's Fairvieio campus to Point Grey.
The October 23 run, the largest intramurals event at a Canadian university, was a high-
profile part of Homecoming Week. Left: Getting his just desserts, Associate Dean of Arts
Jonathan Wisenthal was one of several University employees and volunteers recognized
at a Just Desserts award night held at Cecil Green Park October 21. Arts Undergraduate
Society President Carolyn Egan presented the award. Scrumptious desserts prepared by
the Faculty Women's Club Gourmet Group followed the official part of the evening.
16   Chronicle/Winter 2986 CLASSACTS
UBC Agricultural Sciences Dean Emeritus
Blythe Eagles, BA'23, DSc'68, has been
awarded a 50 year pin by the Agricultural
Institute of Canada.
After 38 years as a U.S. public library
administrator and 18 years retirement in
Arizona, R. Russell Munn, BA'30, has
returned to the Okanagan Valley.
J.W. Snaddon, BA'43, lives in Edmonton
after 41 years with Southam newspapers.
. . . Campbell Williams, BASc'43,
MASc'46, is Canada's honorary consul in
Rio de Janeiro. . . . Chairman, president
and CEO of Stelco is John Dukes Allan,
BASc'47. . . . Cecil Brett, BA'48, PhD'56,
received the Order of Commander (third
class), Most Noble Order of the Crown of
Thailand, for his role in the National
Institute of Development Administration
there. . . . After 28 years in job evaluation,
Don S. Evison, BCom'48, consults for
Vancouver and the Greater Vancouver
Regional District. . . . lim McKeachie,
BCom'48, retired as PR Director, Canadian
Pacific Airlines after 23 years. . . . Harry
Rankin, BA'49, LLB'50, is a candidate in
the Vancouver mayoralty race. . . . Retired
from Alberta Education as senior field
administrator, Leslie William Mathews,
BCom'49, lives in Surrey. . . . David
Venutti, BASc'49, retired after 37 years
with Ontario Hydro.
Dugal R. MacGregor, BSA'50, PhD
(Oregon), won a Meritorious Service
Award from the B.C. Health Organization.
. . . Vice president and Western Canada
director of the Potash Institute of Canada is
James D. Beaton, BSA'51, MSA'53, PhD
(Utah) Norman L. Harding, BASc'52
has left Ontario to retire in Coquitlam. . . .
Hugh Daubeny, BSA'53, MSA'55, PhD
(Cornell), won the 1986 Wilder Silver
Medal from the American Pomological
Society for his work on berry cultivars. . . .
Vancouver South MP John Fraser, LLB'54,
was elected Speaker of the House of
Commons. . . . Ralph E. Morehouse,
BSA'54, MSA'68, is Deputy Minister, Nova
Scotia Department of Agriculture and
Marketing. . . . General manager of the
Insurance Agents Association of B.C. is
John F. "Jack" Hamilton, BCom'55. . . .
James F. Mitchell, BSA'55, Prime Minister
of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, visited
UBC in August while in Vancouver to
attend the Eastern Caribbean States
Festivities at Expo'86. . . . Robert Creech,
BA'56, a teacher at the University of
Western Ontario, performed at the
Summer Music for Courtenay festival. . . .
Retired from the Department of Indian
Affairs and Northern Development,
Clifford S. Jones, BSW'57, MSW'66, lives
in Amherst, Nova Scotia. . . . Thelma
Sharp Cook, BEd'58, MA, PhD (Stanford),
a professor in the UBC Department of
Social and Educational Studies, is chairman
of the British Columbia Health Association.
After more than 10 years in municipal
politics, Vancouver Alderman May Brown,
MPE'61, has retired. . . . The president,
British Columbia Cattlemen's Association,
is N. Larry Campbell, BCom'61. . . . Dixie
Cutler, BA'62, is general manager, Glover
Business Communications. . . . Dean of
Continuing Education at Okanagan
College is J. Gary Dickinson, BEd'63,
MA'65, EdDip'68. . . . Robert Fraga,
MA'63, PhD'65, is associate professor of
mathematics and computer science at
Ripon College, Wisconsin. . . . Irene
Reynolds, BA'63, LLB'66, is co-owner of
the Ruffage/Pastel eateries. . . . Linda
(McMaster) Sparling, BHE'63, is a Toronto
Board of Education Trustee. . . . Manager
of Kitimat Works is Roger Bennett,
BASc'64 Lloyd A. Warnes, BCom'64,
is president of the Advertising Agency
Association of B.C Florence Kane,
MSW'65, is director of Social Work, B.C.
Children's Hospital. ... In Terre Haute,
Illinois, Thomas B. MacRury, BSc'65,
MSc'67, PhD'69, is vice president for
research with International Minerals &
Chemical Corp. . . . Cirino Salvador,
BEd'65, MEd'70, is superintendent, Fernie
School District. . . . Chairman, Governing
Council, Lagos State Polytechnic, Nigeria,
Nurudeen 'Nimbe Adedipe, BSA'66,
PhD'69, is professor of Plant Physiology,
University of Ibadan, Nigeria. . . .
President and CEO of Umberto's Pasta
Enterprises is L. Bruce Benda, BSc'66. . . .
Bob Bray, BA'66, MBA (Simon Fraser), is
director of administration in the UBC
Faculty of Medicine. . . . Martin Chambers,
BMus'66, MMus'69, and wife Elinor
Chambers, BMus'69, live in San Diego
where he is a professor of music at San
Diego U. . . . Supervisor, sales promotion,
for Comico Fertilizer in Calgary, Stuart R.
MacMillan, BSA'66, received the
President's Award from the Western
Fertilizer and Chemical Dealer's
Association. . . . Both sons of G. Michael
Sofko, BEd'66, are chefs. . . . Stan
Crowell, BSP'67, and wife Jackie have
opened their second Pacifica Pharmacy in
Madiera Park, B.C. . . . Bruce W. Laffling,
BCom'67, is the human resources
manager, B.C. Region, ICG Liquid Gas.
. . . Arnold Miles-Pickup, BA'67, is
president of Aetna Trust Company. . . .
William lames Watt, BMus'67, MMus'73,
married Laura Christine Bielby and lives in
Prince George. . . . Victoria Bell, BA'69,
has joined Dexter Associates in Vancouver.
. . . Author of Yukon Wildlife, Robert
McCandless, BSc'69, is with Environment
Canada in Ottawa. . . . Kenneth R.
Newcombe, BSc(Ag)'69, LLB'73, is in
private law practice.
UBC professor of taxational law, Gregory
T.W. Bowden, LLB'70, joined Lawson,
Lundell, Lawson & Mcintosh in the tax
group. . . . After 35 years with B.C.
schools, A. Rod Butler, BEd'70, has
retired. . . . Graham Dallas, BA'70, is
advertising and public relations manager
for B.C. Resources, Vancouver. . . .
Guitarist Mary Ellerton, BMus'70, is a
member of the Vancouver Guitar Quartet.
. . . Chartered accountant Joe D. English,
BSc'70, is in CN's Internal Audit
department in Edmonton. . . . Joseph
William Gardner, BSc'70, MSc'73, was
presented with the Medal of Bravery by
Governor General Jeanne Sauve for his
rescue of an injured cowboy near
Kamloops. . . . Mary MacGregor, BSc'70,
LLB'76, is a member of the Farm Debt
Review Board. . . . J.A. MacPhee, PhD'70,
is a research scientist with the Federal
Energy, Mines and Resources department,
Ottawa. . . . Brewmaster Bruce L. Murray,
BSc'70, works for Molson in Toronto. . . .
Vancouver sales manager for the Empress
Hotel is David Peterson, BA'70, LicAcct'77.
. . . Patricia R. Daniels, BMus'71, directs
the "Junior Winds" section of the Surrey
Symphony Society. . . . Harry W. Gage,
BSF'71, is district manager, Salmon Arm
Forest District. . . . Principal of Seaview
School K-10, Fred Handley, BEd'71, lives in
Port Alice with wife Connie (Chapman)
Handley, BSR'71, and their three children.
. . . Sherry A. Macdonald-Marx, BA'71,
heads the Information Section of the
European Cultural Foundation in
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Amsterdam Don R. Reid, BSc'71, is
manager of Exploration, North Provinces,
for Suncor in Calgary. . . . Audrey Down,
BA'71, is finishing a PhD in politics and
media at the University of New South
Wales, Australia. . . . Finnat Akhar,
PhD'72, was visiting professor of chemistry
at UBC this past year. ... In Montreal,
Leslie J. Macdonald, BA'72, is a translator
with the Quebec Ministry of Education. . . .
Roger Walker, MSc'72, lives at Wesbank in
the Okanagan. . . . Eileen Wheeler, BA'72,
designs handbags for her company
Westcoast Softwear. ... A. Ifedu
Akinwande, PhD'73, is an associate
professor of biochemistry, College of
Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria... .
The wholesale children's wear agency
owned by Kenneth G. Anderson, BSc'73,
has been appointed agent for Pacific Trial.
... In Toronto, David L. North, BASc'73,
MASc'75, works for the planning
department of Mobil Oil. . . . Tony Baker,
BA'74, LLB'80, has formed an
entertainment law partnership in Toronto.
. . . Carol E. Mayer, BA'74, is curator of
Decorative and Applied Arts at the
Vancouver Museum. . . . On three-year
Mennonite Central Committee
assignments in Nepal are Evangeline
Thiessen, BEd'74, and Ernest Thiessen,
BASc'76, MEngr (Cornell) Louise Ball,
BA'75, MA, MPH, PhD (Berkeley), is an
assistant professor, University of
Maryland, Kuala Lumpur campus. . . .
Gordon W. Fulton, BA'75, MS (Columbia),
is an assistant director for Main Street
Canada, Heritage Canada Foundation....
Joseph Gubbels, MA'75, is principal of
Prairie West Community College in
Saskatchewan. . .. West Vancouverite
James W. Heimmiller, BA'75, BArch'78,
married Penny Colleen Peters in October.
. . . Eric Smith, BSc'75, LicAcct'77, is
married to Patricia "Trish" Anne
Williams, BCom'82, a CA with Thome,
Ernst & Whinney. . . . Douglas R.
Wootton, BCom'75, is a partner with Peat,
Marwick, Mitchell & Co. . . . Graham
Coburn, BSc'76, teaches math at Agassiz
Elementary School. . . . Bun Lam, BSc'76,
is manager of international trade for the
Zhong Zing Development Corporation. . .
Merv Mosher, BRE'76, MA (York), is
instructor of statistics and computers at
York University. He is also coach of the
York women's volleyball team. . . . Alice
Delaney Walker, MFA'76, teaches English
in Jakarta, Indonesia. . . . John Van Der
Est, BSc'76 and Miriam (Bray) Van Der Est,
MLS'76, live in East Grimstead, Sussex,
England. . . . Vice president and chief
financial officer of Elite Insurance
Company, Phillip Wong, BSc'76, lives in
Richmond with wife Sandra (Yeun) Wong,
BSR'78, and daughter Allan Elliott,
BA'77, LLB'80, married Donna Grudnizki
in Kelowna. . . . Director of the Adult
Intensive Care Unit of Victoria General
Hospital, Ian Waters, MD'77, has a practice
in respiratory medicine. . . . Tova
Kornfeld, BSc'78, LLB'82, and her brother
Ron Kornfeld, BSc'82, LLB'86, are partners
in the law firm Kornfeld & Co. . . . Allison
J. Milroy, BA'78, is married to the director
of the UBC Tennis Centre, Patricio
Gonzalez, BPE'82 Katherine W.
Oliver, BSc'78, PhD'84, is a research
associate for the National Research Council
of Canada in Ottawa. . . . Now in
18   Chronicle/Winter 3986 Newfoundland, Diane (Longmoore) Dous,
BSR'79, will be moving to Cape Cod in the
spring of 1987. . . . Arnold Hedstrom,
BA'79, left the Yukon News in Whitehorse
to work for the Yukon Territorial
government. . . . Archie Johnston,
BCom'79, and wife Susan E. Johnston,
BEd'82, left Toronto for Vancouver where
he is Thome, Ernst & Whinney's senior
audit manager and she is a substitute
teacher. . . . Edmand Yuk Man Wong,
BA'79, married Lydia Lau in April.
Ernest J. R. Bourassa, BCom'80, is branch
manager, Reed Stenhouse Ltd. in
Whitehorse Arthur Grant, BSc'80, LLB
(Ottawa), is pursuing his LLM at the
University of Ottawa. . . . Dan L. Johnson,
MSc'80, PhD'83, is a research scientist with
Agriculture Canada in Lethbridge. . . .
Daniel Kukat, BCom'81, is vice president
of Kelvin Energy Ltd. while wife Joanne L.
(Willows) Kukat, BCom'81 is field service
sales representative, Digital Equipment
Corp. . . . Domenico Pugliese, BCom'81, is
a partner with the management consulting
firm Performance in Torino, Italy. . . .
Sandra Thomson, PhD'81, is assistant
director, site management, for Alberta
Culture's Historic Sites Service. . . . Branch
manager of Principal Consultants in
Victoria, Frank Low, BSc'82, will marry in
May 1987. . . . Donna Jeanne Palmer,
BEd'82, DiplFA'84, and husband Gordon
Dodds, BA'85, live in Ottawa. . . . Cam
Bailey, BCom'83, has moved to
Philadelphia to do an MBA at the
University of Pennsylvania. . . . Basilian
Father Mark Gazin, BA'83, is studying for
a Master of Divinity at the Toronto School
of Theology. . . . Leora Kornfeld, BA'83, is
a writer/producer with CFOX FM. . . .
Jeannine (Zell) Kurtz, BA'83, married
Richard Kurtz in July and is completing her
LLB at Dalhousie. . . . President of the
Sino-Can Trade Group, Importers and
Exporters, is Charles E. Tremewen, BA'83.
. . . Rod Cole, BA'84, is a branch
administration officer with the Royal Bank
in Grande Prairie, Alberta. . . . Teacher
Brad Hutchinson, BSc'84, and wife Grace
Elena Colorado Hutchinson, BEd'85, live
in Barrhead, Alberta. . . . Kathryn
McKellar, BCom'84, works with Thome,
Ernst & Whinney in Toronto. . . . Director
of the Penticton campus of Okanagan
College is Ed McLean, MA'84. . . . Don
Williams, BASc'84, is in St. Lucia on a
Canadian Crossroads International project.
. . . Bonnie Bach, BMus'85, teaches piano
at Coquitlam's Place des Arts. . . . Lori
Burns, BEd'85, works in a school for
missionary children in Colombia, South
America. . . . Bera C-Y Chaung, BASc'85, is
a polymer development engineer with
Fiberplast Products. . . . Now at SFU for
her PhD, Barbara Follis, BA'85, married
David W. Scott in 1985. . . . Janet Ferguson,
BMus'85, is a member of the early music
quartet Music of the Spheres, with Finn
Manniche, BMus'86, and Dean Nicholson,
BMus'85. . . . Brent Hunter, BA'85, works
for Canada Employment and Immigration
as Employment Counsellor at WI. . . .
Malcolm Campbell, MBA'85, is Director of
Sales, B.C., for CP Rail I. Jane
Churchill, BSc'85, is doing research and
graduate work in Reproductive Physiology
at the Western College of Veterinary
Medicine in Saskatoon. . . . Greg Crookal,
BSc'85, and Catherine Glass, BSc'86, were
married in June. . . . Elaine Dewar,
BMus'85, is concert master for the
Kamloops Symphony Orchestra. . . .
Soprano Marisa Gaetanne, MMus'85, took
top honors in the Eckardt-Grammate
competition in May. . . . Mary Henricksen,
BCom'85, is executive assistant for the
Repertory Dance Company of Canada. . . .
Bettina Sophia (Grimm) Hillaby, BEd'85,
was married in May 1986. . . . Grace Lai,
BA'85, married mechanical engineer
Danny Tsang, in August and moved to
Windsor, Ontario. . . . Hugh Maclnnes,
LLB'85, is an Associate with the firm of
Hunter Jebson Clarke in Kamloops. . . .
Nada Minunzi, BPE'85, works as a fitness
consultant and instructor at the
Pumphouse Fitness Centre in Whistler. . . .
Director of marketing for Coast Hotels is
John C. O'Neill, BCom'85 Christine
(Dirom) Peterson, BSc'85 is married to
Andrew Peterson, BSc'86, and lives in
Kamloops. ... In Whitehorse, Ross
Peterson, BEd'85, teaches elementary
school while wife Lynda Delpierre,
BEd'85, runs an educational supply store.
. . . William James Hope Ramsey, MSc'85,
works with Environmental Consultants in
Cambridge, England. . . . Rod Smelser, BA
(Victoria), MA'85, is the Canada
Employment and Immigration
Commission's district economist for the
non-metro area of the BC-Yukon region.
By Robert Beynon
(Returning from a recent trip to the far east,
UBC President David Strangway said the most
extraordinary thing he encountered was the high
level of interest in UBC.
"I was very impressed with the warm and
generous responses of UBC graduates as well as
members of the educational and business
communities in japan, Hong Kong, and
China," Strangway said.
Strangway met with alumni in both Tokyo
and Hong Kong, returning to Canada convinced
that a greater effort must be made to develop
closer ties with UBC graduates in Asia.
In this issue ofthe Chronicle, we profile two
of the many UBC graduates who have made
Hong Kong their home.)
Hong Kong has more Rolls Royces per
capita than anywhere else. Money makes
Hong Kong tick: exports and finance
dominate life in the small, teeming British
Gary Coull, BA'76, and Joseph Yu,
MBA'71, are two Canadians who came to
Hong Kong because of business
opportunities. Coull owns his own
exporting firm, while Yu is vice-president
of a major international bank.
More than 10,000 graduates of Canadian
universities, including some 200 UBC
graduates, live in Hong Kong — many
Canadians, many Hong Kong Chinese. In
the last decade, Hong Kong has become
the world's third largest financial centre
after New York and London. It is also the
world's third largest shipping centre.
The pace is fast.
"Hong Kong for the last 12 years has
established itself as one of the major
financial centres in the world," says Yu, a
career banker with Manufacturers Hanover
Trust Company.
"I participated in this growth and
contributed to it... It is still an exciting
time in Hong Kong because of the role it
will play in China's development."
In Hanover Trust's plush conference
room overlooking the busy harbor, 1997 —
when China resumes sovereignty over
Hong Kong — seems far away.
Yu thinks the Chinese will keep their
promise to let Hong Kong remain
"unchanged" for at least 50 years after
1997. China needs the tiny territory's
facilities to assist its massive modernization
program. China will not send the
capitalists and their money and technology
away, he says.
Yu plans to stay in Hong Kong because
he feels there will continue to be
opportunities for innovative and
entrepreneurial bankers in Asia.
He came to Hong Kong in 1974 to help
establish and run the First Canadian
Financial Corp. Ltd., a Bank of Montreal
subsidiary. In 1979 Yu established in Hong
Kong the British Columbia Financial Corp.
(BCFC), associated with the Bank of British
Columbia (where Yu was a vice president).
BCFC under Yu turned out to be one of the
most profitable foreign merchant banks in
Hong Kong.
Born in Peking, he lived in Hong Kong,
Macao and Taiwan before moving to
Canada as a teenager. He speaks both the
Cantonese and Mandarin dialects of
Chinese and has a working knowledge of
Japanese. Yu completed a bachelor of
commerce degree at McGill University
before coming to UBC for his MBA. He is
the founding president of the UBC alumni
branch in Hong Kong.
Coull has a different story. After
graduation he travelled in Europe for a
year before arriving in Hong Kong in 1977.
"I sold my share in a Volkswagen van
and bought a one way ticket to Hong
Kong," he says.
With experience on the Ubyssey and the
Vancouver Province, he was hired as a
reporter by The South China Morning Post
newspaper and eventually became a
business writer with the Far Eastern
Economic Review.
But writing stories about people making
money gave him the urge to try a business
career himself. He was co-owner of both a
publishing and a database company before
starting his own exporting company,
Canvest Asia Ltd.
He describes exporting Chinese goods to
North America as lucrative but says the
reverse is difficult, as "the Chinese have no
money to buy goods."
After nine years in Hong Kong, Coull
cannot see returning to Vancouver, his
birthplace. As for 1997 he feels his
business, based on North American
demand, would adapt to any economic
downturn that 1997 may bring.
"1997 doesn't bother me at all . . . it will
probably be a good year for wine." ■
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. . . Anita (Di Fonzo) Townrow, BA'85,
married Donald Townrow in 1985 . . .
Engaged to marry Arnold Red of Dallas,
Arja H. Turunen, PhD'85, is an assistant
professor of economics at University of
Texas at Austin. . . . Linda-Rae Walker,
BA'85, married Guy Carson and moved to
Edmonton where she attends the
University of Alberta.
Rick Acton, BCom'72, and Marg Acton,
BSN'81, a son, Keith, February 5,1986	
Tony Baker, BA'74, LLB'80, and Barbara
Astman, a daughter, Amy Astman Baker.
. . . L.V. Thomas Balabanov, BSc'74, a
daughter, Diana. . . . Ellen Basler, MLS'75,
and John Bissett, a daughter, Ariadne
Katherine Mae Bissett, January 12, 1986, a
sister for Julian. . . . Don Bauer, BASc'76,
and Donna Lee Bauer, a daughter, Brittany
Gray, May 30, 1986, a sister for Justin and
Adrian. . . . Thomas Baumeister, BSc'79,
DDM'83, and Brenda (Hobbs) Baumeister,
BSN'80, a son, Marc Thomas, April 24,
1986, a brother for Mia. . . . Patricia
(McNulty) Berry, BPE'73, MPE'76,
MEd'86, and Frank Berry, a daughter, Erin
Leanne, July 9, 1986, a sister for Jennifer.
. . . Ludwig N. Braun, MSc'80, and Susan
(Clarke) Braun, Dipl(Transl)'80, a
daughter, Juliana Louisa, June 16, 1986, in
Zurich, Switzerland, a sister for Rebecca
and Christina. . . . Deborah (Hompoth)
Brokop, BEd'82, and Reinhold Brokop, a
son, Kile Justin, March 21, 1986 N.
Larry Campbell, BCom'61, and Holly Jean
Campbell, BHE'75, a son, Daniel Scott
Hannigan Campbell, August 25, 1986. . . .
Bruno Daniele, DMD'83, and Lois
Lochhead, BSR'84, a son, Anthony, July
1986. . . . Timothy Diewold, LLB'82, a
daughter, Justine Elizabeth, May 3, 1986.
. . . Diane (Longmore) Dous, BSR'79, and
Jochen Dous, a daughter, Helgi Elise,
September 14, 1986 Margot A.
(Anderson) Dyble, BSc'81, and David L.
Dyble, BSc'83, a son, Adam Christopher,
July 10, 1985, a grandson for Arthur M.
Anderson, BA'56, Margaret (Revell)
Anderson, BSPharm'57, and Chris L.
Dyble, BSc'59 Wilfred Froese, BEd'83,
and Lorraine (Harrison) Froese, BEd'80, a
daughter, June 13, 1986. . . . Gordon W.
Fulton, BA'75, MS (Columbia), and Shelley
J. Pearen, a son, Alexander Bayne,
February 19, 1986 JoAnne M. Gin,
BSc'80, MBA'82, and Dan Quan, a son,
Trevor Russell Gin Quan, June 3, 1986. . . .
Richard Grain2°r,BASc'81, and Anne
(Ratcliffe) Grainger, BEd'84, a daughter,
Erica McKenzie, August 7, 1986, a sister for
Thomas and a granddaughter for Rose
(McKenzie) Ratcliffe, BA'49. . . Carole
(King) Grisedale, BA'77, and Wayne K.
Grisedale, a son, Tyler James, January 15,
1986. . . . James P. Guido, BSF'81, and
Dawn M. (Chmuryk) Guido, BSF'82, a
son, Nathan James, January 24, 1986, in
Revelstoke. . . . Steve Groberman, BA'65,
and Lynn Groberman, a son, Benjamin
Cyril, May 2, 1985. . . . David R. Gunning,
BASc'83, a daughter, Krista Margaret,
August 2, 1985, a granddaughter for
Patricia Margaret (Willis) Gunning, BA'57,
and Donald F. Gunning, BASc'58. . . .
Robert M. Hlatky, BSc'69, MA'73, and
Judith Hlatky, a son, Westin Aaron James,
August 11, 1986 Sara Ho, BEd'78, and
Edmund Ho, a daughter, Amy Ellyn, May 27, 1986 Cliff Inskip, BASc'77,
MBA'79, a son, Daniel Clifford, December
30, 1985, in Toronto, a brother for Heather.
. . . Dan L. Johnson, MSc'80, PhD'83, a
son, Eric Huxley, a brother for Sam Henry.
. . . Wayne Kilvert, BA'61, a daughter,
Leah Victoria, February 22, 1985, in
Nanaimo, a sister for Vivan and Todd. . . .
Miles Kingan, BCom'69, and Leslie
Kingan, a daughter, Holly Allison,
February 28, 1986. . . . Susan (Johnson)
Koch, BSc'76, and Bud Koch, BSF'77, a
daughter, Madeline Anna, May 1986. . . .
Hugh Laidlaw, BA'76, and Deirdre
(Russell) Laidlaw, BA'77, MA (Toronto), a
son, David Christian, August, 1986. . . .
A.C. "Sandy" Laing, BSc'75, and Marsha
Irwin, MD'75, a daughter, Rebecca
Margaret, September 30, 1985, in Calgary,
a sister for Jennifer and David. . . . Morry
Hart Levin, MA'72, LLB'77, and Michelle
(Cohen) Levin, a daughter, Aviva Elizabeth
Ruth, August 2, 1986. . . . Chris S. Lott,
LLB'74, and S. Lynne (Jackson) Lott,
BEd'71, a son, Benjamin Jackson, May 15,
1986, a brother for Alec and Jessica. . . . Bill
Macaulay, BCom'77, and Rosemary
(Reitmayer) Macaulay, BEd'77, a son,
Andrew Craig, Ma;    i, 1986, a brother for
Michael and Kirsten. . . . Eleanor Wylie
Marshall, BSR'79, and Tom Marshall, a
son, James Thomas, February 26, 1986, in
Salmon Arm. . . . Cecile (Peloquin)
McQueen, BEd'74, and Don McQueen,
BSc'76, a son, Henry Donald, February 21,
1986. . . . David Moreau, BSc'74, and Arja
Moreau, BSc'79, MD'83, a son, Andrew
Paul, April 11, 1986 Wolfgang
Neufeld, BPE'75, and Dianne (Eppler)
Neufeld, BPE'76, a daughter, Lindsay
Michelle, February 27, 1986 Judy
(Krug) Polysou, BHE'78, and Nick
Polysou, BASc'79, a son, Daniel Nicolas,
April 29, 1986 Don R. Reid, BSc'71, a
daughter, Pamela, August 1, 1986, a sister
for Jennifer. . . . James Ripley, BPE'81, and
Maureen (Van Spronsen) Ripley, BEd'81, a
daughter, Anna Nicole, January 20, 1986, a
sister for Tyler. . . . Patrick Tole, BCom'77,
and Cara (Thomas) Tole, BEd'79, a
daughter, Natalie Elizabeth, a sister for
Nicola. . . . Patrick Truelove, BA'78, and
Judy (Lassen) Truelove, BA'76, a daughter,
Dana Justine, February 25, 1986, a sister for
Graeme Leigh. . . . Dianne (Stebbing)
Villalbazo, BA'77, and Vidal Villalbazo, a
daughter, Andrea Dawn, October 4, 1985,
a sister for Adam Vidal. . . . Garry E.
Wadson, BSc'78, and Patricia (Lawrence)
Wadson, BSc'82, a son, Keith, February
1986 Melanie Dawn Whyte, BEd'81, a
daughter, Stephanie Laura, March 6, 1985.
. . . Rick Wilson, BSc'79, MD'84, and
Laurie Wilson, BA'81, a daughter, Andrea
Megan, October 11, 1985, a sister for
Michael and Carolyn. . . . Phillip Wong,
BSc'76, LicAcct'79, and Sandra (Yeun)
Wong, BSR'78, a daughter, Sarah Michelle,
April 16, 1986 Nancy (Flavell) Ziegler,
BSc'74, and Phil Ziegler, a daughter,
Jennifer Lynn, March 17, 1985, a sister for
Brett William.
In Memoriam
James Dalton Brigham, BSP'53, August 10,
1986. A long-time pharmacist and member
of Sidney's business community, he was
active in community work. He is survived
by his wife Frances, sons Tony and Tim,
daughters Becky Paden and Judy
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Stewart Chambers, LLB'48, September 2,
1986. He served the greater part of his
career as a provincial crown prosecutor. A
lifelong Conservative, he ran
unsuccessfully as a provincial candidate in
the 1950s and several times turned down
the offer of a judgeship. He is survived by
his wife Pam, son Jim, daughter Marion
Morrison, foster daughter Susan Phillips, a
sister, stepmother and five grandchildren.
Rita Craven, BLS'66, April 8, 1986. She
worked for many years at the University of
Manitoba Library. A memorial book fund
has been established in her memory.
Contributions can be sent c/o Ms. Sandi
Friesen, Elizabeth Dafoe Library,
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg,
Clayton "Slim" Delbridge, BA'28,
September 7, 1986. A well known baseball
pitcher and the publisher of the Vancouver
News Herald, he was eventually chairman
of the Sun Publishing Company and was
President of the B.C. Lions in 1964 when
they won the Grey Cup.
George R. Eldridge, BEd'66, MEd'76,
November 4, 1985 in Kamloops.
David Andrew Graham, BA'69, August 3,
1986. A chartered accountant, he had been
active in his student days as a coordinator
for the Alma Mater Society. He was
involved in the Alumni Association and
with the local youth hostels and other
community work. He is survived by his
wife, Helen (Muratoff) Graham, BA'68,
Robert Hale Hedley, BASc'24, July 9, 1986,
in Kelowna.
W.M. Keenlyside, BA'34, AM, PhD (Clark
U., Mass.), August 1, 1986. He spent 33
years with Western Canada Steel, retiring
as president in 1975. He was past director
of the United Way, president of the Rotary
Club and the B.C. Division of the Canadian
Manufacturers Association, and involved
in a number of service and community
William Norseworthy McBain, BA'49,
MA'50, June 14, 1986. in Australia. He is
survived by his son John William Brisbane.
Gordon Douglas McGregor, BA'70, MA,
PhD (Princeton), August 30, 1986. He was
an assistant professor in the Department of
French at UBC and specialized in medieval
French literature.
Frederick F. McKenzie, BSA'21, MA, PhD
(Missouri), March 27, 1986. He was a
professor of animal husbandry at Oregon
State from 1944 to 1960 and a recognized
world authority on artificial insemination
and reproductive physiology of animals.
He worked in many countries around the
world and was national president of
Gamma Sigma Delta and Oregon president
of Sigma Xi. He is survived by his wife,
Corinee, sons Jon, Frederick and Kirk,
sisters lila Phillips of Vancouver and
Evelyn Wilson of Victoria. A scholarship
fund has been set up in his name. For
information, contact Dr. James E. Olfeild,
1325 N.W. 15th, Corvallis, Oregon, 97330.
Mary Evelyn MacQueen, BA'28, MA
(Middlebury College), April 16, 1986. She
began teaching in the 1920s as the first
teacher in Comox High School and went
on to teach in many schools across British
Columbia and Ontario. She retired in 1968
as head of the language department at
Victoria Senior Secondary School. She is
survived by sister Jean, brother Ian and
two nieces.
Stewart Millward, BSc'60, MSc'63,
PhD'67, September 19, 1986. At the time of
his death he was in the Department of
Biochemistry at McGill. He earned an
international reputation through his
studies in the control of genetic expression
in the reovirus/L-cell system. Dr. Millward
was Associate Editor of Virology, a
member of the Medical Advisory Board
and the policy committee of the Multiple
Sclerosis Society of Canada. He is survived
by his wife, Isabel, daughter Laura, son
Don, brothers Clifford and George, and
sisters Joan, Elizabeth and Bernice.
Norah Elizabeth (Wallace) Murray, BA'19,
August 31, 1986. She is survived by her
husband, Douglas Murray, daughters
Sheila Jakus, BSN'58, Flora McKinley,
BA'57, and five grandchildren.
Gordon James Nicol, LLB'52, June 6, 1986.
He practiced law in Vancouver for 33 years
before retiring in 1985. He is survived by
his wife, Hazel, daughter Linda and son
Daniel "Dan" Thomson, BASc'37, MS
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engineering practice and was an active
participant in the development of buildings
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University of Victoria and BCIT. He was
involved in the American Society of
Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning
Engineers and the Consulting Engineers of
B.C. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor,
daughters Judy Thorson and Jeannette
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