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Volume 49
Number I
Spring 1995
The Solomon Islands
Board of Management
Elected Members
Editor                                                                                  I
Chris Petty, MFA'86
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Assistant Editor
Debra L Browning,
Dale Fuller
Post President
UBC's Forestry Programs Get a Refit    ^m             ^f
Jim Stich,
Clark Binkley
Forestry Dean Clark Binkley outlines UBC's           1           m^^^.
Zoe Landale
impact on the resource sector and looks into          I          ■         ■
Sr. Vice President
the future offorestry education.      —JL_        ^^^^T
Al Poectcker,
Mary Trainer
Dickson Wong,
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1        M     ^^             maintains an active life, a love of music and a warm
Members-at-Large '94-'96
the university in 1967 by former Dean of                               I
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Chris Bendl, BSc'9l
Agriculture Dr. Blythe Eagles and Violet Eagles.
Pamela Friedrich, BA'67
The sculpture sits in the courtyard of the H.R.
Louanne Twaites, BSc(Pharm)'53
MacMillan Building, and symbolizes the care,
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Members-ot-Large '93-95
nurturing and renewal of the earth undertaken
Why We're in the Retail Trade     '       J            F
Beryl March, BA'42, MSA'62, DSc(Hon)'88
by the faculties of Forestry and Agriculture,
Most alumni associations around North                 m         ^^^
Tricia Smith. BA'80, LLB'85
which share the building. The granite figure is
America want to sell things to their          ^r                       ■
Grace Wong, BEd'74, MBA'83
seen crouching, trowel in hand, preparing to
members. What's the deal?     4^^K^B^^^^T
Executive Director
plant a trifoliate leaf. The leaf, made of bronze,
Agnes Papke, BSc{Agr)'66
has, unfortunately, disappeared.
Editorial Committee
Ron Burke
Steve Crombie
Katie Eliot
Dale Fuller
Chris Petty
Sue Watts
Don Wells
The UBC Alumni Chronicle is published 3
times annually by the UBC Alumni
Association, 6251 Cecil Green Park Rood,
Vancouver, B.C., V6T IZI. It is distributed
free to all graduates of UBC. Member,
Council for the Advancement and Support
of Education
Alumni News                                                                   4
Debra Browning's Column                                              4
David Strangway's Column                                              6
Faculty News                                                                 12
Elections                                                                        20
Books                                                                        24
Printed in Canada
Class Acts                                                                 26
by Mitchell Press
Marketing Advertisement                                           33
ISSN 0824-1279
Acrostic                                                                    34
© Alumni Association Refocuses
My year as president has gone by much more quickly than I
thought it would. We've had some great opportunities to look
at our programs and do some hard thinking about how we
work with the university to serve you, our members.
This has been Agnes Papke's first full year as executive director, and
she has done a remarkable job at guiding the
Association through the management transition. Our new program manager, Leslie
Konantz, and our very capable staff and volunteers have also helped smooth the way.
We were also very fortunate to have an
enthusiastic chancellor, Bob Lee, and his
wife Lily as our ambassadors at events too
numerous to mention. Bob claims he has
made more speeches in the past year than
he made in the previous fifteen.
As we move into 1995-1996, we can look
back on an extremely productive year for
our core programs: reunions, branch events, awards, communications and
our marketing and travel programs. Our staff and volunteers have worked
hard to build these programs while, at the same time, examining the rationale for our service and our relationship with the university.
In 1989, the Association's major role as a fundraiser was undertaken
by the university, and we began to refocus our efforts as a friend raiser.
We went through a period of intense self-examination back then, and with
the help and support of many of our members, we expanded our core
programs by linking more closely with the university's priorities, and by
offering more diverse services to our members.
We are at a crossroads again. The funding we receive from the university and the money we generate through marketing is simply not
enough to sustain our core programs and support new initiatives (see the
article on Why We Market, page 23). Some of the initiatives we're developing are:
• a revitalized branch program to organize ongoing events to establish
alumni connections in centres around the world, and to keep grads in
touch with UBC;
• a member services card that will offer on-campus and off-campus
benefits to alumni;
• new student/alumni programs to develop recognition and support in
the student body to encourage a stronger, life-long tie to the university.
During the next few years, you will see some significant changes in
the way we service our membership and serve the university.
As president, I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with
many supportive and committed grads. Their enthusiasm makes me very
optimistic that the next phase of change at the Alumni Association will be
successful and fruitful. I extend my warmest thanks to the board, our executive, staff and volunteers for their help in the past year, and for their
continuing commitment. I would also like to offer my best wishes to Al
Poettcker, our 1995-1996 president.
Debra L. Browning, LLB'80, President, UBC Alumni Association
The Alumni Association welcomes three new staff members to
the Programs Department: Dawn
Levy, reunions coordinator; Deanna
McLeod, alumni/faculty coordinator
and Kathy George, programs secretary.
The 8th Annual All Canadian Universities Dinner at the Mark
Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco
featured Dr. David Suzuki as guest
speaker.The dinner, held on March
10, was preceded by an informal reception at the Top of the Mark,
where UBC alumni and Dr. Suzuki
were able to meet informally.
Branch representative Kent
Westerberg BA'84, LLB'87 worked
hard to make this event a success
and welcomed the participation of
past president of the Alumni Association Jim Stich BSc'7/, DMD'75.
Dr. David Strangway hosted an
alumni reception at the Canadian
Embassy in Tokyo on February 27.
JohnTak BA'82, acting branch representative, was on hand to welcome UBC grads.
Coming Branch
This spring Dr. Strangway will accompany some deans to Southeast
Asia: (Forestry) Clark Binkley,
(Commerce) Michael Goldberg,
(Medicine) Martin Hollenberg,
(Pharmaceutical Sciences) John
McNeill, (Dentistry) Edwin Yen, (Science) Barry McBride and (Applied
Science) Axel Meisen.
There will be an alumni reception
in Singapore on Sunday, March 26,
at the Four Seasons Hotel. Contact
Judith Law of the Canada ASEAN
Centre at (65) 841 -7871 for more
The Hilton Hotel in Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia will be the site
of another alumni reception on
March 28 at 6:30-8:30 p.m. If you
would like any further information,
please contact Jennifer Woolley of
the Canada ASEAN Centre at 6(03)
There will be a Seattle reception for alumni and friends of UBC
at the Seattle Asian Art Museum on
April 6 at 5:30-7:30 pm. Leslie
Konantz would love to hear from
you if you want more information.
Call her at our toll free number:
Carlton University will host an All
Canadian Universities night on April
27 in Chicago at the University
Club of Chicago, 76 East Monroe
Street. Special guest will be Robin
H. Farquar, president of Carlton
University. Cost is $20 per person
(wine, beer and hors-d'oeuvres).
RSVP by April 13 by fax (613) 788-
3587 or by calling Patti Cooper at
There will be a branch event in
Edmonton on May 4, location
Calgary grads can go skating at
the Olympic Oval on Sunday, March
26.The Pan Alumni Skate will start
with a pancake brunch at I 1:00 a.m.
Cost will be $5/adults, $2.50/chil-
dren, $ I 5/family (I or 2 adults with
children). For more info call the
University of Calgary Alumni Affairs
office at (403) 220-7107. Monthly
Thursday, May I I
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Atschelitz Hall
6590 Lickman Road, Sardis
Find out about the new FraserVal-
leyAlumniAssociation Branch. For
more information or to RSVP, telephone Wally Mitchell at 823-6564.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Spring 1995 NEWS
What the well-dressed chancellor will wear
(... or, the Chancellor and the tie painter)
Our own Chancellor Bob
Lee models the new
Alumni Association tie
with tfieorist, Heather
Nichol, Heather is well-
known in town for her
fantastic ties. She's
painted them for the
Canucks, the Commonwealth Gomes and many
corporations, and for
individuals such as Jeff
Hyslop end Bob Lee. See
page 33 and buy one for
yourself, your spouse or a
tie-wearing pal.
Chris Petty photo.
Meets & Greets for alumni living in
the Calgary area will be held on
April 5, May 5, June 7 and July 5.
For more information, contact Alice
Daszkowski at (403) 298-3940.
New Branches?
There have been inquiries about
branches from St. John's, Newfoundland, Pittsburgh,
Saskatoon and Regina. If you are
interested in helping in these areas
or want to start a new branch,
please contact Leslie Konantz toll
free at 1-800-883-3308.
In Winnipeg we are working
with two very enthusiastic graduates. If you want to be involved in
revitalizing the branch, call Leslie
Konantz at the above number.
The UBC Alumni Association will
be front and centre at the convocations in Kelowna at Okanagan College University (June 15)  and
Kamloops at The University College ofthe Cariboo (June 17).The
Association is planning to get together with grads and soon-to-be-
grads in both cities and will be sending out the invitations soon. Or call
the Association's toll free number
(1-800-883-3088) and speak to
Leslie Konantz or Kathy George.
Representatives from 17 alumni
divisions attended a half-day Divisions Volunteer Workshop at
Cecil Green Park on December 3,
1994, where facilitator John Baker
of Baker McCulIough, specialists in
organizational change and innovation, led group discussions on the
role and motivation of volunteers.
Enlightening and practical ideas
emerged which could be shared
with fellow volunteers. Lori Baxter,
MBA'84, executive director of the
Vancouver Cultural Alliance, will
lead a second workshop on April I,
1995. Lori specializes in event planning and strategic marketing.
On January I I, the Agricultural
Sciences Division held its Career
Fair. Alumni, faculty and undergradu
ates all participated and benefited
from this encounter. As always, a
great success.
Alpha Omicron Pi in Vancouver is nearing 65.To celebrate, the
Vancouver alumnae chapter is organizing an afternoon of memories
at Cecil Green Park in October
1995. Go to your attic, dust off the
old trunk and dig out those mementos you've saved since UBC days.
We are revising our address list, so
if you have moved, write to
Marjorie Stevens, 908 Sawcut, Vancouver, BC.V5Z 4A2.This year we
held a successful Founders' Day celebration with formal ritual. On February 16th, our meeting focused on
women's issues. On May 7, Honoree
Findlay (261 -0765) will host the Annual Rose Tea at 7087 Cypress
Street, Vancouver, and on June 3,
Elaine Peterson (244-1 197) will hold
a family BBQ at her home at 90-
5531 Cornwall Drive in Richmond.
The major future event to remember is the 100th anniversary of the
sorority in New York City in June
1997.There is talk of organizing a
group cruise prior to the convention. If you are interested in joining
a cruise or going to New York, contact Marjorie Stevens, historian.
Biochemistry, Pharmacology
and Physiology (BPP) is an expansion of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Division. A social
gathering and general meeting is
planned for June 28th at Cecil
Green Park. Please watch for details
in the inaugural BPP alumni newsletter or call 822-8918 if you would
like to help out. We hope to see
you in June.
Commerce will hold its next
business breakfast in spring 1995.
Details will be announced shortly. If
you are interested in assisting in the
organization or the marketing of
this event, or if you would like to be
on the mailing list, leave your name,
phone and fax number with Marlene
King at our office (822-8923).
The division's next annual general
Hong Kong Branch
1995-1996 Officers
Iggie Chong, BCom'82
John Henderson BCom77
Vice President
Kevin M.S. Lee 8A'80
Vice President
Wilson Wong BSc(Phorm)72
Board of Governors
Joseph S.K.Yu MBA'71
Board of Governors
Anthony CB. Cheng MD'67
Board of Governors
Yan-Yan Li LLB'89
Honorary Secretary
Dow Famulak BA'83
Chair, PR Committee
Michael Own MBA'87
Honorary Legal Advisor
Lena KaWai Siu BA'88
Chair, Social
Henry K.C. Lam MBA'88
Ricky W. Lau BCom'92
Chair, Membership
More than 80 alumni and their
families celebrated Christmas with a
Canadian salmon dinner at the Bull
and Bear Pub Restaurant. It was a
fun night full of food, singing and
Canadian beer.
This active branch held a luncheon in the board room of Hang
Lung Ltd. in January and another
one in February at Baker Mackenzie
in Hutchinson House. There is an
informal luncheon on the last Friday
of every month. Contact Lena Siu at
(852) 2847-0355 or Kevin Lee at
(852) 2877-3088 if you are interested in attending.
UBC Alumni Ciikoniclf, Spring 1995 NEWS
New Opportunities for Training
Today's undergraduates face different and more intense pressures
than we older grads ever had to endure. Constantly rising fees,
changes in course and program structures, higher and higher
performance demands: yesterday's grads can look back in relief at the
relative ease of their university years.
One of the most confusing pressures on
today's students is how they can structure
their educational programs to take optimum
advantage of the opportunities available in the
workplace. The fact is, those opportunities
change faster and faster with each decade:
booming employment opportunities they
aimed at in first year may well have disappeared by the time they graduate. Increasingly,
students are making career and career training
decisions after their baccalaureate degrees
rather than before. As well, many graduates
who have been in the workforce for a number of years are returning to UBC
for further training.
UBC and other post secondary institutions are responding to this
phenomenon in a number of interesting and exciting ways. I mentioned in
this column a few issues back that many employers now consider the post-
baccalaureate degree as the minimum entry level qualification. Knowledge
intensive fields, particularly, have become extremely sophisticated in a very
short period of time, and have a huge appetite for skilled workers. It's becoming clear that the skills needed to perform at a professional level in
some of these areas cannot be learned in a four year program.
Our response has been to develop more advanced professional
programs at the graduate and post baccalaureate level. Some examples:
• We have introduced Canada's first five year combined BSc/MEng
program in Mechanical Engineering. This project-oriented program prepares
engineers with the specific skills needed in today's workplace. Forestry is
developing a similar five year program.
• The MBA program is being completely restructured from a two year
program to a 14 month modular program with a four month internship.
• UBC has joined with Paprican to offer a professional master's program
in Pulp and Paper Engineering.
• We have developed a new master's program in Occupational Hygiene
offered jointly by Medicine, Engineering and Graduate Studies to produce
workplace specialists.
• We are introducing master's degree programs in Rehabilitation Science,
both in Physical Therapy and in Occupational Therapy.
These are just a few of many post-baccalaureate programs we are
developing that will take advantage of the constantly changing opportunities
available in the workplace.
These programs do not, of course, eliminate the need for research-
based graduate programs.These new programs complement the more
traditional ones, and allow the university to be extremely flexible and
respond quickly to changing needs in society and in industry.
It's part of what makes UBC a dynamic, change-oriented institution,
growing and adapting with the times.
David Strangway, President, UBC
meeting is scheduled for late spring
1995. Details are not available at
press time; however, if you are interested please call Marlene King at
the above number. Also, stay tuned
for announcements about the division's involvement in this year's
Homecoming/Open House.
Engineering held the annual Old
Red, New Red event on February 9
at Cecil Green Park, together with
the technical ball model judging.
Students and alumni came together
at the informal reception to chat
about the profession and share anecdotes. Old Red, New Red was
hosted by the Engineering Alumni
Division and the EUS with support
from B.H. Levelton Associates.The
next event is the annual BBQ at
Cecil Green on July 7.The executive
committee is seeking new blood! If
you're interested in continuing the
engineers' strong tradition of alumni
activity and support, please call
Deanna McLeod at 822-8918.
Are you a graduate of the School
of Family and Nutritional Sciences (or Home Economics)? The
school wants to hear from you!
Plans are underway to renew an
alumni division. If you are interested
in volunteering a bit of your time or
if you have no volunteer time but
would love to come out to some
social and professional development
events, please call the division at
822-8918 or fax 822-8928. Watch
for a reception during Homecoming
and Open House on Friday evening,
October 13th.
The Landscape Architecture
Division is once again on track. If
you would like to be involved with
the alumni division or plan any event
for your grad class such as a social
or reunion, please call 822-8918. If
any grads have moved recently,
please call to update your address
so you will receive the newsletter
and keep in touch with upcoming
Medicine held the 43rd annual
Medical Ball on Saturday, February
I I at the Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre.This year's theme
was the Bal Masque and inspired by
the promise of magic and mystery,
many of the 250 guests did indeed
come in disguise.The guests danced
to the great sounds of Wager, surrounded by beautiful masks created
by the decorations committee.
Teaching awards were presented by
the Medical Undergraduate Society
to Drs.Vogl, Goumeniouk.Vickars
and van Laeken. Second year medical student Maggie Watt and her
hard working committee did a great
job of organizing the event with the
UBC Alumni Association staff providing coordination and administrative support.
Nursing will be holding its
Alumni Annual Dinner on May I I at
Cecil Green Park.The no host bar
will open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner
will be served at 6:30 p.m. Elaine
Carty, associate professor at the
UBC School of Nursing, will speak
on Childbearing and Parenting Issues for Women with Disabilities.
Cost is $28 and that includes GST
and gratuities. Please RSVP by May 5
by phoning 822-8918. Cheques
should be sent to Nursing Alumni
Dinner, UBC School of Nursing,
206-221 I Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC.V6T 2B5 and made payable
UBC Counselling
Services ...
is offering a one day Career
Exploration Group for alumni
called'Taking Career Control" for
those who are considering
changing careers. It will be held on
Saturday, April 22, from 9:00 a.m.
to 4:40 p.m. at the Student
Resources Centre on campus.
Please phone 822-9260 for
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Spring 1995 NEWS
Welcome, new (honorary) alumni!
to Nursing Division, UBC Alumni
Rehabilitation Sciences is
holding the Mentorship Program's
wrap-up party at the school on
March 27.This year 12 physiotherapy and 30 occupational
therapy students were paired with
mentors from the therapy community. Thanks to Sheila Branscombe
and Risa Greenwood for organizing
the first year of this program.The
division's executive, coordinated
this year by Nancy Cho, is planning
to publish two newsletters, to augment the bursary and scholarship
fundraising efforts and to search for
some enthusiastic alumni to join the
executive. If you are interested, call
Nancy at 739-4215.
Scholarship and
On February 13, 1995 the Alumni
Association Scholarships and Bursaries Committee, represented by
chairperson Jennifer Guinn
BSN'84 and members-at-large,
Margaret Hobson BEd'64, MEd'79
Yes, that's new alumni
David Strangway and
Alice Strangway (with
their daughter Trish).
David and Alice were
presented with the
Association's honorary
alumnus awards at the
Volunteer Party held at
Cecil Green Park in
December. They were
cited for their extraordinary contributions to
the univesity. That's
Father Christmas looking on benignly from
the back. Chris Petty
and Dick McManus BEd'63,
MEd'69, hosted a dessert reception
in honour of the recipients of
alumni-sponsored awards. Also included in the evening's program
were the UBC Faculty Women's
Club award recipients (and
Wesbrook Scholars). Students, family and friends enjoyed the opportunity to meet and chat with the
chancellor, president, the Alumni
Association's vice president Al
Poettcker, university administrators,
faculty and alumni donor representatives.
Each year the Alumni Association
awards scholarships and bursaries
valued over $ 100,000 to more than
100 worthy students.
The Association's major award is
the Norman MacKenzie Alumni Entrance Scholarship, named in honour of the late Norman A.
MacKenzie, an internationally recognized legal scholar who served as
president of the university from
1944 to 1962-This scholarship of
$2,400 is awarded to 21 Grade 12
The following classes are already making plans for a class reunion this
year. If you are a member of one of these classes and would like more
information, please call our reunion coordinator, Dawn Levy at 822-
8917 or toll free at 1-800-883-3088.
Applied Science'30-'35 Cecil Green Park, UBC June 13
Class of '45 TBA TBA
BSF & BASc(For) '50 Harrison Hot Springs Apr. 28-29
Social Work '75 School of Social Work May 5-6
Nursing '65 Whistler May 5-7
Rehab Medicine '70 Vancouver May 20-21
Forestry '74 Cecil Green Park May 28
Medicine '55 Whistler June 16,-18
Geological Sciences '85 Beaver Lake Resort July 1-3
Law '85 Grad Centre Ballroom August 19
MBA '85 Cecil Green Park Aug. 5
Medicine '85 Whistler Aug. 5-7
Medicine '70 Whistler Sept. 8-10
Varsity Outdoor Club '55 Cecil Green Park Sept. 15
Engineering'50 Cecil Green Park, Sept. 23
Commerce '65 Cecil Green Park Sept. 29
Mechanical Engineering '70... Cecil Green Park Oct. 6-8
Pharmacy '85 Harrison Hot Springs Oct. 12-15
Civil Engineering'45 Cecil Green Park Oct. 12
Law '81  University Golf Course Oct. I 3
Continued page 8
VOC Oldtimers' Reunion
for Grads to 1955
Miss our notice in the Winter 1994 Chronicle7.
Here are the details!
We're gathering together on Friday, September 15,1995 at 6 p.m.
for a reception, followed by dinner at Cecil Green Park at UBC.
The cost is $45 per person. No host bar. Does that sound expensive? Hey, this is  1995, and not a VOC long hike—style dinner.
Meet friends you haven't seen since then. Swap life's little stories,
and hiking and skiing tales from the '40s and '50s.
For reservations call/write:
Dawn Levy
Program Coordinator
6251 Cecil Green Park Road
Vancouver, B.C.V6T IZI
Telephone: (604) 822-8917 or toll free 1-800-883-3088
Fax: (604) 822-8928 or toll free 1-800-220-4022
UBC An mm C'.iiROMc:i k, Sprinc. 1995 NEWS
*   the UJjC -i    -pn "1
Annual rund
Thanks to you, we've
reached our goal!
By April 1, more than 12,600
alumni will have participated
in the 1994/95 Annual Fund,
and will have donated more
than $900,000 toward faculty
and university priorities—a
20% increase over last year.
Thanks to you, the Annual
Fund is a success.
Your participation
makes the difference!
We want to thank all volunteers who phoned their classmates in the following faculties and schools: Applied
Science, Architecture, Athletics, Forestry, Law, School of
Library, Archival and Information Studies, Medicine,
Nursing, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Social Work. Many
of these volunteers were
joined on the phone by their
deans and directors.
Graduating students
are a "Class Act."
Fourth-year students are also
participating in the Class Act
Graduating Gift program by
making three-year pledges to
faculty projects of their
choice. One hundred student
volunteers are currently canvassing their classmates to
reach a goal of $196,000.
A new year begins!
As the Annual Fund year begins April 1, we hope you will
join your classmates to make
1995/96 as successful as this
past year.
The UBC Annual Fund
6253 N.W. Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Phone: (604) 822-8920
Thank you!
students in BC entering UBC for
the first time. Many other scholarships and bursaries are sponsored
by the Association, including the
Norman MacKenzie College Scholarship, Walter H. Gage Bursary and
the John B. Macdonald Bursary.
These major awards are drawn from
the interest of a $1 million endowment created jointly by the Association, the Vancouver Foundation and
UBC, and are made possible
through contributions by alumni and
friends of UBC.  Other smaller endowments created and supported
by alumni divisions, fund awards for
students in areas such as librarian-
ship, social work and nursing, to
name but a few. The Association always welcomes alumni support of
this important program. For more
information, contact Marlene King
at 822-8923.
Handshake with
Basketball fans have their ears to
the ground around campus.The
buzz is that a unique community
partnership is being developed between UBC and Vancouver's new
NBA franchise, the Grizzlies.
The aim of the partnership is to
assist and enhance athletic programs at UBC, promote sports at
all levels in the province and provide
the framework for a long-term
community partnership. Word on
the street is that this will be a mutually beneficial situation, with UBC
students and the Department of
Athletics the big winners.
As a member of the UBC family,
you will have the opportunity to become involved in this relationship
and share in the benefits.
How about a Blue &Gold UBC
section at Grizzlies games? Stay
tuned for further details. Z±
September 10
Three Great Rivers of Europe
September 15 - 28
China Adventure
September 19 - October 1
Frend? Countryside & Riviera
"     ber 12-23
tefBBer 29 - October 1 iJbfy Wa&ot SW«f
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exciting YAC events are just ahead. Don't be overwhelmed. The YAC
committee, which works to bring you these great opportunities for
professional, cultural and social interaction with other UBC grads,
has sketched out a smooth and convenient calendar of events. Look
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Although the celebration was informal.YAC leader Leanne Jacobs
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UBC An mm Chronicle, Spring 1995 NEWS
UBC golfers on par with the best in North America
In 1993 on a golf course in
Laramie, Wyoming, UBC student
Tracey Lipp made her mark in Canadian sports history. She became
the first member of a Canadian
women's university golf team to
win a United States National College Athletic Association (NCAA)
And while that may not erase
the memory of Dawn Coe-Jones'
first win on the LPGA Tour or
Kerin Lee Gartner's gold medal in
the 1992 Olympic downhill, it certainly made Marty Zlotnik's day.
Zlotnik was captain of UBC's
golf team in the '60s, and in 1984,
along with fellow alumnus Ken
Mahon, founded the Thunderbird
Golf Society.Their aim was to
stage an annual tournament to
raise money for UBC golf scholarships. The 22-year-old Tsawassen
native's win in the prestigious
Colorado State Invitational was as
much a victory for the Thunderbird
Golf Society, whose enthusiasm for
golf and for UBC student athletes
has enabled Lipp and others like her
be competitive at elite NCAA tournaments.
As captain of Canada's only university women's golf team, Lipp
went on to win the University of
San Francisco Invitational later that
year and last summer captured the
1994 BC Ladies Amateur crown.
Team-mate Shelly Comadina, a 25-
year-old human kinetics student,
won the 1994 Boise State Tournament, was second in 1993 at California-Santa Barbara and took third
place in the BC Amateur last year.
Jason Monteieone, a 25-year-old
MBA student who used to play on
Washington State's golf team, came
to UBC and won his first-ever
NCAA tournament at Portland
State last fall.
"We wouldn't be competitive at
this level if it wasn't for their help,"
said UBC intercollegiate athletics
coordinator Kim Gordon. "Each
year it becomes more difficult for us
to fund some of the non-CIAU
sports, but with their (Thunderbird
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You can also communicate with most staff members via E-mail. Those
of us who have nosed up to the steamy window of technology are:
Dale Fuller (Chronicle)
Kathy George (Grants)
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Leslie Konantz (Programs)
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Golf Society's) help, we have both
men's and women's programs which
are consistently turning in better
results at the big US tournaments.
They are usually competing with
golfers who are receiving substantial
scholarships, so it's particularly
gratifying to watch them progress."
The first fundraising tournament
Zlotnik and company staged was in
1983 with the assistance of the University Golf Club. An annual tournament has been held in May of each
Entries for individuals or teams of
five (men and women) are now being accepted for the May 25 event.
It will be a 1:00 pm Texas Scramble
tee-off at University Golf Club followed by dinner and prizes. For
more information, contact June
Carlyle at the UBC Athletic Department at 822-8205. *»■ by Don Wells
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UBC Au'mm Chronicle, Spring 1995 NEWS
UBC Open House '95
October 13-15
Where can you feel the roll of
a major earthquake? Stand
eyeball-to-eyeball with a dinosaur? See great live theatre?
Munch your way through an
apple festival? See Goldilocks
defend herself on the witness
stand? Meet a Nobel Prize
You can do these and hundreds of other fun and fascinating things at UBC Open House
'95, October 13-15, 1995.
Right now faculty, staff, students and alumni are gearing up
to host UBC's biggest and best
Open House ever. The theme this
year is "An Odyssey," an adventurous journey.
We're designing a series of
incredible journeys to take you to
places you've never been before—from inner space to the
stars and beyond.
The Open House coincides
with our annual Homecoming
festivities. This is popular time
for alumni to come back to UBC
to visit the old haunts and renew
old acquaintances.
This year marks UBC's 80th
anniversary. That's right: we've
been educating the best and
brightest since 1915. Celebrations during Open House will
feature celebrity alumni, memorabilia collected from past years,
contests, prizes and a giant birthday cake. You might even see
your own picture on display.
UBC's last Open House, in
1990, attracted nearly 200,000
people from around the province.
Since then, UBC has been transformed with 13 new buildings
either finished or under construction, and a brand new rose
garden. Come see the changes
and feel the excitement of a
growing university.
Demonstrations during
Open House will come from virtually every faculty, department,
research centre and school, and
Is 1995 the Year of Your 60th
Anniversary Class Reunion?
Now is the time to get organized! Grads from 1935 (60th) have a
special reunion to celebrate. The Alumni Association is looking
for volunteers from this class to form a committee to begin the
preparations for these grand events!
For further information complete this form or call Dawn Levy at
822-8917 or toll free at 1-800-883-3088.
□    I am interested in being a part of the reunion committee for
the Class of 1935.
Telephone:  (h)	
Please reply to: Reunions, UBC Alumni Association, 6251 Cecil
Green Park Road, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1.
Or Fax: (604) 822-8928
will show you why UBC is
ranked one of the top
universities in North
The Open House
committee is busy organizing events. A full list
will be published in the
Fall Chronicle.
So mark your calendars now and prepare to
be amazed.  ?*•
Open House, 1990. A theatre department Opera Star
sang an aria outside SUB
and dramatized with a
passing cyclist Come to
Open House '95 in October
and expect the unexpected.
For more information, or to post a job opening call:
Tel: 822-5627  Fax: 822-8758
UBC Alumni Chronici.k, Spring 1995
II "JT   TT"istory at UBC is caught in the throes of change.A new series of is-
w~~t   sues has found a place on the history department's teaching agenda.
JL   -K.   According to department head Peter Ward, the past may be unchanging but our interest in it is not. Each age seeks its own historical understanding. We often turn to history to help us comprehend our own times and,
when we do, the questions we ask usually reflect out current interests.This
certainly is true of the new perspectives
on the past now being taught in the department.
One striking change has been the intro-
jM duction of courses in world history and
/■ /%/%w-f\ comparative history, a development in
X""W     wj   m   W keeping with the changing character of our
/^        J    m     WJk   j community. For many years the depart
ment has had a strong interest in non-
western as well as western societies,Asian
nations in particular. But it now integrates
these interests in novel ways through
courses which take a truly global point of
view. Another innovation adopted by the department is comparative history.
Dr. Joy Dixon, who teaches comparative courses on gender and society, notes
that the comparative approach offers a way to emphasize general themes and
broad structures instead of the specifics of time and place. Comparative history, she argues, encourages breadth of thought among students and faculty
The department has also introduced gender history to its curriculum.The
subject now forms part of many well-established courses and is the central
theme of several new ones. Dr. Dianne Newell, a historian of technology now
planning a new course on gender and technology, observes that gender history
has a long lineage. Its origins lie in the social history revolution ofthe 1960s,
in particular the growth of women's history, which played such an important
part in the rise of the new social history. Fundamentally the study of gender
relations in past time is about the study of power. Given the masculine worlds
of science and technology in history, Newell argues, the gender approach—
largely neglected until now — is fundamental to her field. 2*-
We wish to congratulate Dr. Peter
Hochachka of the Department of
Zoology on receiving the NSERC
Gold Medal for Science and Engineering for 1995. This honour is
awarded to an individual in recognition of sustained and outstanding contributions to Canadian research in the natural sciences and
engineering. Dr. Hochachka is the
filth recipient ofthis prestigious
award, and the first in the life sciences. He has received international acclaim for his work on the
adaption of animals to harsh environments and how the biochemistry ofthe organism evolves. In
particular he had focused on how
animals survive in low oxygen environments and this has led him
to study how large marine animals
can dive for over an hour, and
also how humans can live at high
altitude. This has involved people
such as the Quechuas from the
Andes and Sherpas from the
Himalayas who have adapted to
mountain conditions and can
function in circumstances which
would be disastrous for
lowlanders. Dr. Hochachka's fasci-
|applied sciences
The Advanced Materials and Process
Engineering Lab (AMPEL) is a new
$21 million laboratory building under
construction in the applied precinct
ofthe UBC campus. Construction is
expected to be completed by the
summer on this 4,250 m2 building.
The building consists of a four-story
laboratory wing, a central office and
meeting room area with eleven faculty offices and two meeting rooms
and a high head wing for pilot scale
process development.The standard
head laboratory wing includes a 120
m2 of clean room for microelectronic
device fabrication.The building is
equipped with the mechanical and
electrical services that are needed to
do materials research and process
development in a safe and efficient
manner. In this respect it is unique
on the UBC campus.The building
will be linked by second storey walkways to the neighbouring McLeod
(electrical engineering) and civil/mechanical engineering buildings.
AMPEL will bring together faculty
members and graduate students from
the faculties of science and applied
science and the departments of
chemistry, electrical engineering,
metals and materials engineering and
physics, as well as the Centre for
Metallurgical Process Engineering. It
will be home to more than 100 faculty, staff and graduate students. Up
to now materials researchers at
UBC have been spread over a variety of locations on the UBC campus even though in many cases
there is considerable commonality
in the research programs. While
the AMPEL building is not big enough
to hold everyone involved in materials research at UBC, it will create a
new focus and synergy for materials-
related work on the campus.This
will enhance our research programs
and improve the quality of our
graduate education in this area of
science and technology, which has
many important industrial applications. J*.
nating research has been published in several books, including
a recent volume, Surviving
Hypoxia (CRC Press, 1992).
In other news, Science I has entered its second year. This successful first-year program seeks to
give students a more integrated
approach to the teaching and
learning of biology, chemistry,
physics and mathematics. In the
first year there were 46 students
and this year there are sixty-
three, and a further small expansion is expected next year.
In mid-December they moved
into their new quarters on the
fourth floor ofthe old Computer
Science building. This space became available when the Department of Computer Science moved
to its new home in the CICSR/CS
building at the southern end of
the main campus.  The space for
Science I was renovated and consists of a convenient suite of classrooms, study room, computer
room and office area. In keeping
with the times, the computers are
networked, and the students will
have access to E-mail and the
World Wide Web.
In harmony with the desire to
show the interconnectedness of
Science, they hold short workshops on special topics, with specialists from other areas invited to
participate. A memorable one last
year was on the death of the dinosaurs 65 million years in a cataclysm like the recent collision of
comet Shoemaker-Levy with Jupiter. To understand such events,
students need information from
every scientific specialty, and they
need to synthesize these facts into
a coherent picture of an event
which literally changed the face of
our planet.
The students have appreciated
the informal "family" atmosphere
of Science I and have responded
well to this innovative program.
Further information can be obtained from the director, Dr.
Julyet Benbasat at 822-9876 or
the secretary, Catherine Young at
822-5552. **•
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Spring 1995 FACULTY NEWS
Derek Atkins, associate dean of academic programs, is chair of the MBA
2001 Implementation Committee.
The new MBA program will include a
required, integrated one-term core;
a post-core taught in four six week
modules with every student pursuing
a specialization and an internship or
project of at least five weeks in duration. In addition, the faculty will offer
a pre-core to upgrade the credentials of incoming students.Theme
weeks devoted to developing necessary skills and covering current event
topics will also be included.The new
program will be implemented in the
1995-96 academic year. A part-time
program containing all the academic
content of the regular program is
proposed for implementation within
three years.
Ron Giammarino, David McPhillips
and Ken MacCrimmon spearheaded
the development of the new program
by studying leading edge MBA programs from top business schools in
North America, interviewing leaders
from the faculty's alumni, business,
government and labour constituencies and consulting with faculty members.
Professor Martin Puterman, post-
core coordinator, is responsible for
leading the development of the
specializations and internships.The
following specializations are now under consideration: international business, entrepreneurship, operations,
management, public policy and management, advanced technology management, general management, business analysis, marketing, human resource management, corporate finance/investments/banking and international finance, information technology development and management
and urban economics/real estate finance.
The faculty has asked its divisions
to review the proposed  selection of
specializations and to offer additional
suggestions.The faculty is defining
these specializations more clearly
before moving on to the next step of
development. Interested alumni
should contact Marty Puterman at
822-8388 to contribute components
of the new program. >*•
UBC Senate recently approved the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences' proposal
for new program specializations for the Bachelor of Science Agriculture degree. Developed after extensive consultation and discussion, both on-cam-
pus and in the broader community, the new curriculum reflects the faculty's
unifying educational goals, emphasizing program specializations rather than
administrative units. A new curriculum core underpinning the specializations
provides the student with more academic flexibility while allowing the faculty to achieve greater teaching efficiency. It will allow for custom design of
programs and will facilitate the future development of further
specializations to meet evolving needs.
The new core of 56 credits will be required by all BSc(Agr) students.
Along with various program specialization requirements of at least 69 credits, the new core reduces the minimum number of credits needed for the
degree from 136 to 125.This reduction brings faculty requirements closer
to those of other faculties, such as Science, which require 120 credits. It
provides students with more time for reflective thought and will make it
easier for them to complete the BSc(Agr) in four years.
In response to educational and professional needs identified by employers, alumni, current students and others, courses in critical thinking, agricultural ethics, professional communication and stewardship of managed landscapes are being added to the core curriculum. Some of these requirements
replace previously unspecified breadth electives. A new program specialization in agro-ecology is also being introduced. One new course is being developed for this program and another modified. Otherwise, the program
will draw on existing courses from several departments.
All new courses and programs will be phased in in the 1995-96 winter
session with current students having the option of following the "old" curriculum or the new one. *»■
P    k
The Scientists and Innovators in
the Schools program is a volunteer program, administered by
Science World and funded by the
provincial government. One of its
goals is to show children in
grades 5 to 7 that science is fun
and exciting. Children are encouraged to consider pursuing a
career in science — and, specifically, in pharmacy, which has been
identified as one ofthe top 10
jobs in terms of satisfaction, prestige and future demand.
To this end, Dr. Helen Burt, an
associate professor in the Faculty
of Pharmaceutical Sciences, travels several times a year to elementary schools throughout the
Lower Mainland. She shows chil
dren that medications are chemicals, and that the properties of
those chemicals help determine
whether the medication is taken
in tablet, capsule, liquid or other
form. The children participate in
hands-on experiments to demonstrate acid-base reactions, the formation of precipitates, the preparation of stable oil and water
emulsions and so on. This is followed by a "show and tell" where
they learn more about medications they may have taken themselves. The children love it — and
so does Dr. Burt, who especially
likes getting thank you letters
from all the children saying how
much fun they had. it-
War Memorial Gymnasium has a new-look interior. Following a
$700,000 renovation, the venerable
building, constructed in 1951, features 2,907 new moulded seats on
retractable frames, new pro-style
gooseneck basketball hoops and two
new electronic score clocks. With
one ofthe best basketball facilities in
Western Canada, UBC hopes to attract more spectators to Thunderbird games as well as attract special
events such as the popular BC High
School Boys' Championship and international matches in both volleyball
and basketball.
UBC's hockey team staged a highly
successful Christmas tournament.
The 1994 Father Bauer Classic featured Alberta, York and Litvinov, a
Czech Elite Division team coached by
former Vancouver Canuck Ivan
Hlinka. UBC narrowly lost 4-3 to the
swift—skating Czech team in the finale December 30 before a packed
house at the Thunderbird Winter
Sports Centre.
Casey Smith, the 35-year-old son
of former UBC football coach Frank
Smith, is settling comfortably into his
new role as head coach of the
Thunderbirds. Smith Jr. had been an
assistant under his father, who led
the T-Birds to Vanier Cup championships in 1982 and 1986, for the past
eight seasons.
UBC soccer coach Dick Mosher
was awarded the Sport BC's Coach
of the Year Award at the annual Sport
BC Awards Banquet March 9 at the
Hyatt Regency Hotel. Mosher, who
coaches both the men's and women's
soccer teams and is the winningest
coach in UBC history, guided the
men's soccer team to the 1994 CIAU
championship and came within a
heartbeat of accomplishing the same
feat with UBC's women's team, which
lost to Dalhousie in penalty kicks in
the CIAU championship final after
overtime failed to break a 2-2 deadlock. »■
UBC Allmm Chromolk, Spring 1995
he UBC Library received
an early Christmas present
on December 19th with
the start of construction of Phase
One of the new Walter C. Koerner
Library. A soundproofing wall between Sedgewick Library and the
building site will allow Sedgewick
to remain open during construction. Phase One is scheduled for
completion in September 1996.
Bravo Tom!
Tom Shorthouse BA'54, BLS'65,
head of the UBC Law Library, has
been awarded the UBC President's
Service Award for Excellence. The
Faculty of Law nominated Tom for
his long-term dedication and willingness to go beyond the call of
In addition, the Canadian Association of Law Libraries recognized
Tom for his influential and intelligent contribution to Canadian law
librarianship by awarding him the
Carswell/Sweet & Maxwell Exchange. The holder ofthe Exchange
is the official representative from
Canada at the Meeting of the British Irish Association of Law Librarians.
For 28 years the library has benefited from Tom's professional expertise, genuine kindness and lively
wit. We are very pleased to see
him honoured. 5»-
In an effort to understand and improve the environment for graduate
students at UBC, the Faculty of
Graduate Studies has been involved
in a series of initiatives which will
culminate in a one-day conference
entitled Improving the Quality of
Graduate Education at UBC, to be
held at Green College on November
For the past three years, each student completing or abandoning a
master's or doctoral program has
been asked to complete an exit survey. This provides feedback on the
perceptions of that student regarding
his/her program, causes of delay, impediments to progress, etc. The information obtained will help departments and other units (e.g. Library)
focus on improvements that could be
In conjunction with the Graduate
Students' Society and the Women
Students' Office, a comprehensive
climate survey was sent to all existing graduate students in March/April
1994.This survey, based on one carried out in 1993 by the University of
Michigan, will complement the exit
survey by providing a snapshot of
students' feelings about such issues
as the role and helpfulness of the faculty supervisor, quality of instruction,
experience with comprehensive exams, program expectations, gender,
resources, treatment of visible minorities, etc. More than 3,300 surveys were completed, a 60% return
rate. One finding that has already
come to light is that 26% of women
feel unsafe on campus compared
with only 2% of men.
The two surveys will provide background material for the one-day
conference. Invitees to the conference will include a representative
group of graduate students, departmental graduate advisors, members
of Graduate Council and representatives of the sponsoring organizations.
It is expected that the conference
will make a series of recommendations for policy changes that will lead
to improvements in the climate for
graduate students at UBC.
Institute for Hearing
Accessibility Research
The Institute for Hearing Accessibility and Research (IHEAR) began its
work in September 1994 and is the
latest unit to join the group of interdisciplinary research centres and institutes administered by the Faculty
of Graduate Studies. Dr. Charles
Laszlo, a professor in electrical engineering and researcher in communications technology for the hard of
hearing, has been appointed director
of the Institute.
IHEAR's mission is to do research,
training, education and service in the
field of hearing accessibility, and to
serve the needs and interests of the
hard of hearing — people with hearing loss who nevertheless communicate via speech. Hard of hearing peo
ple exploit every means at their disposal to make use of whatever hearing they have left.
The hard of hearing comprise
about 7% ofthe general population
and are the largest group of people
with hearing disorders. Yet the condition itself and the needs of hard of
hearing people are varied, complex
and poorly understood.This complexity, together with other psychosocial reasons, have kept researchers
away from many problems in this
area — a situation IHEAR is aiming
to change.
IHEAR coordinates the activities of
scientists, engineers, social scientists,
professionals, manufacturers and
consumers to examine problems of
hearing people, to find appropriate
solutions to these problems and to
promote hearing accessibility. Some
current IHEAR projects include:
■ hard of hearing elderly in retirement homes;
■ improving acoustical accessibility
of classrooms;
■ development of performance criteria for assistive listening devices;
■ development of non-acoustical
fire alarms;
■ assisting hard of hearing inmates in
■ assisting Hearing International
with training in South East Asia.
The new institute has already begun holding a series of public seminars on current topics in hearing accessibility. It is  also seeking external
funding to provide the infrastructure
needed for its successful survival. J»-
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The faculty's long-awaited new library facilities were officially unveiled
in February as part of a ceremony
celebrating the opening of Phase
One of the Scarfe building expansions and renovations. Art
Charbonneau, Minister of Education,
was on hand as UBC Chancellor Bob
Lee, President David Strangway and
Dean Nancy Sheehan cut the red ribbon in front of a crowd of faculty and
The library move means more
study, seating and collection space.
Over 120 journals, the ERIC micro
fiche, several hundred reference
works plus juvenile picture books,
folklore and story collections were
transferred from the Main Library to
the new facility. A new microfiche
printer provides easy access to the
various research collections.The
Education Library also offers greatly
needed conference and meeting
space, facilities shared with the new
Teacher Education Office.
Consistent with the rest of the faculty, technology is a major focus for
the Education Library. Several CD-
ROM stations, nine UBCLIB work
stations, an OVID work station and
numerous databases make the library
an excellent resource for students,
faculty and the educational community.
The Education Library staff invite
all alumni and friends to drop by and
see their new facilities!
Phase One renovations also include new space for the Department
of Counselling Psychology, the
Teacher Education Office and Education Computing Services. A larger
celebration is planned for 1996, once
all renovation work to the Scarfe
building is complete, f*
14 UBC All'MNI ClIRONlCLh, Sl'RING  1995 Notes from the Solomon Islands
For three months last year I
worked with Youth Challenge
on their inaugural project in
the Solomon Islands, which lie just
east of Papua, New Guinea in the
South Pacific. When I returned to
Canada, I quickly finished off some
school work and headed back.
Project Solomon Islands 1994
brought together participants from
five countries for 15 medical, scientific and community development
projects spread over 12 different
islands and 900 kilometres of water.
I spent half my time in the capital
working on logistics, and the other
half as co-leader of two field
projects. One, a mobile dental
clinic, brought dental service and
education to remote areas of Vella
Lavella Island, and the other was an
archaeological survey to bring legal
protection to sacred tambu sites on
Tetepare Island, which is slated for
clearcut logging.
Tetepare is held under customary
tenure by descendants of the original residents, though no one lives
on the island now. One hundred
years ago, the chief from the island
of Roviana was killed during a raid
on Tetepare. The Rovianans were so
outraged that they placed a curse
on Tetepare that resulted, soon after, in the mysterious deaths of
many inhabitants. All the survivors
fled the island, and their descendants are scattered throughout the
western province of the Solomons.
Some of these descendants favour
logging the island, while others vigorously oppose what they feel will
be the destruction of the island.
I attended the Western Province
Environment and Economics Summit
and heard many people stand up
and speak about the benefits of logging money: better houses, more
consumer goods, better schools,
better medical care. However, many
others spoke about mud-choked
coral reefs, reduced fish catches,
polluted water supplies, the breakdown of traditional community values and increased alcoholism and
crime. We outsiders, from Canada
and Australia, were impressed by
the eloquence, insight and passion
of many of these people.
Our job was to find and record
sacred tambu sites that, should the
logging go ahead, would be spared.
We visited a new site each day.
Some were villages extending for a
kilometre along a ridge, others
were feasting areas made up of a 20
square metre pile of coral and basalt
rocks, and others were burial sites
with their customary power still
very much alive.
During our work on this project
we had a guide named Mathias to
help us find tambu sites. "Pies wea
iumi go hem i lillebit kolsay faraway
nomoa, ia man," he told us one day,
which, loosely translated from the
Solomon Island's Pijin English was,
"The place we're going is a little bit
close by far away only, eh." This,
strangely enough, made perfect
sense to us. Our team of surveyors
was in for another hour or two of
hiking through dense jungle filled
with spiny plants, creepers, wild pigs
and iguanas.
When we arrived at the new site
just over a ridge, we pulled out the
compass, the 50 metre measuring
tapes, graph paper, and the official
record book. We began to survey
the site. We noted the locations of
shell money, skulls and other artifacts, and recorded any stories or
histories associated with the site.
Then the rain started and soon
turned into a torrential downpour.
It seemed every time we worked on
a tambu burial site it would rain, in
spite of the fact that our guides had
told the island about our work in
order to ensure our safety. But
Tetepare had a way of letting us
know we were outsiders (Solomon
Islanders are nearly all Christian,
but they have a strong respect for
After an hour of wet work we
had officially recorded the site, giving it the protection of law. Then
began our trek home.The rain had
turned the way back into a mud
slide. I made my way down the ridge
carefully by running and slipping
from tree to tree. The Solomon Islanders, joking and hollering, ran
down in bare feet, 24 inch bush
knives in one hand, brushing away
branches with the other. When the
dogs picked up the scent of a wild
pig, the Solomon Islanders all ran
off in a sprint to take up the chase.
A little bit later Mathias and his
stuck pig found us again. Mathias
was the best hunter.You can see a
picture of him in the "Lonely Planet
guide to the Solomons." Mathias the
hunter from Vanikuva Village on
Rendova Island has his photo in
Once we got back to our home
near the mouth of a small river, we
all went swimming to clean up and
cool down, then we played volleyball on the sandbank until the tide
came in. A few hard working indi-
Recording custom
stories about
Tetepare on
nearby Rendova
Island in Vanikuva
Village with carver
Reuben Sei and a
Youth Challenge
team: Lia
McKnight, Juliet
Spagnolo and
Shaun Johnston.
viduals prepared dinner: fresh baked
bread, BBQ pork, coconut rice and
slippery cabbage (which is something like slimy spinach). Someone
else made the daily call to headquarters in the capital and gave the typical report: another day, another
tambu site, another pig.
Our evenings were busy. We
played cards, polished up reports or
recorded more stories about
Tetepare songs, dances and legends.
Story telling is one of the pillars of
Solomon Island culture. Everyone
has time to listen to your stories,
and to tell their own.
We heard stories of brave warrior chiefs and their beautiful daughters, powerful giants, vicious battles,
magic and vengeful curses.Yet many
of the stories I heard were strangely
familiar: they were the same stories
I might hear on a beach in Sydney, a
pub in Toronto or in a team member's leaf house on Malaita Island.
Stories of people and how they relate to the places they live. Or, as
Mathias, might say, "hem i lillebit
kolsap faraway nomoa."  *»■
Shaun Johnston, MSc'94
UBC Alumni Chromclk, Spring 1995
15 Growing with the Times:
Forestry Re-tools Its Curriculum
by Clark S. Binkley
British Columbia's economy is dependent on natural resource industries, from forestry, mining and fishing to nature-based tourism. Not
surprisingly, the University of British Columbia supports strong academic and research
programs in these areas across nearly all ol its
faculties. As our name implies, the Faculty of
forestry devotes its entire effort to the problems of managing forested landscapes and
forest-based industries for the purposes of
conservation and utilization.
Most British Columbians understand the
profound changes facing forestry both in the
province and elsewhere in the world. Downward pressure on harvest levels and increased
global competition challenge the industry to
perform at ever higher levels. The creation of
new parks, and new programs for restoring
watersheds damaged by past logging demand
innovative, science-based approaches to conservation. These changes logically suggest
that UBC's programs should change as well.
Just whal is the Faculty of Forestry doing to
respond to these new demands?
In 1992 we introduced Canada's first degree program dedicated to the management
of parks, preserves and other natural areas
where industrial activities are absent or nearly
so. The Natural Resources Conservation degree program combines work in the natural
sciences (especially ecology), the social sciences and management. The program will
provide the pool of talent needed to manage
BC's expanding park system and protected
areas in other parts ofthe world as well. The
Natural Resources Conservation degree also
covers our basic undergraduate education in
wildlife biology and management. Students
have flocked to the program, with demand for
admissions far exceeding our capacity to provide instruction. This May, the first graduates
from the program will cross the stage at Convocation. We will formally review the program
next year with a major locus on how we can
incorporate experiential learning into the
curriculum through internships or through a
co-op program.
We are in the early stages of introducing—in collaboration with the Faculty of Applied Sciences—an exciting new program in
Wood Products Technology. This initiative
harnesses the world-class strength of UBC's
academic talent in wood sciences to the European concepts of university-level technical
education. The result will be a unique-to-
North America education in the technical and
business aspects ofthe wood processing industry.
The development ofthis program is an
interesting story of how the university's regu
lar program of departmental reviews can lead
to profound programmatic changes. The
most recent review ofthe Department of
Wood Science contrasted the low numbers of
undergraduates in the department's courses
with the apparent economic importance of
the subject area to BC and Canada more
broadly. We heeded their recommendation for
a careful review ofthe program, and asked
our external Forestry Advisory Committee to
help. A subcommittee (chaired by Dr. Ian de
la Roche from Fointek Canada, including Ike
Barber from Slocan, Ted Boswell from F.B
Eddy and Bob Bird from Canwood) guided
the faculty's analysis of industry needs. At
about the same time, a group of secondary
wood products and furniture manufacturers
(led by Art DeFehr from Palliser Furniture)
was conducting a similar but independent
review of educational needs for their industry.
These two initiatives merged in October, 1994
when UBC won a national competition to create a new centre of excellence in advanced
wood processing. We plan to accept the first
students into the program in the fall of 1995.
We are employing this same model of
program development—formal assessment of
sectoral needs with curriculum development
aided by an external committee—to revise our
flagship Bachelor of Science in Forestry programs (including both the forest resource
management and forest operations options).
Although the faculty revised this program in
1991, the demands on the profession have
changed enough so a complete overhaul is
warranted. We plan to use our own alumni as
well as other professional foresters as the external reference group for program re-design.
The project is still in its early stages, but we
plan to have a new curriculum ready for con-
UBC An mm Chroniclk, Si-rim. 1995 sideration by the UBC Senate in the fall of
As important as what we teach is how we
teach and whom we admit as students. We
have come to recognize that effective program development cannot be divorced from
reconsideration of our methods of instruction
and our admissions policy.
The faculty has gradually realized that we
need to emphasize learning rather than
teaching. This implies a competency-oriented
curriculum where the student has the responsibility to learn rather than simply to take a
set of courses. This shift in perspective, as
simple as it might seem, has powerful implications for our programs. Problem-based
learning becomes an instructional method of
choice. Self-paced learning outside the classroom combined with competency testing can
become an important part ofthe curriculum.
For example, with support from the university's Innovation Fund, Prof. Karel Klinka is
developing a way to teach the biogeoclimatic
zones (the system of ecological classification
that underlies all forest management in BC)
using interactive video. Once this technology
is fully developed, most ofthe instruction in
this area will be eliminated from our ecology
courses. Students will still be expected to master this material, but will do so on their own
using the computer-based system. The classroom can then become a dynamic, interactive
setting for problem solving without expanding program length or requiring new teaching
As a result of heightened student interest
in resource issues and the attractive educational programs now available, applications to
the Faculty of Forestry have soared. In the
past five years, undergraduate enrolment has
nearly doubled and now stands at an all-time
,    high. The minimum grade-point average
(GPA) required to enter the faculty has moved
up dramatically to the point that we know we
are excluding some students who would make
excellent professionals. In response to this
situation, we have initiated an experimental
program to admit some of our new students
on the basis of factors other than GPA alone—
participation in extra-curricular activities,
work experience and well-articulated desire to
enter the field. We hope that this approach
will permit us to allocate among applicants
the limited capacity we have more intelligently.
In short, the pace of change in the Faculty of Forestry equals or exceeds the pace of
change observed in the "real world" of forestry, wood products technology and natural
resources conservation. Nearly every facet of
the faculty—programs, teaching methods,
admissions policies and even our internal organization—differs from what it was just five
years ago. A major challenge facing the faculty (and indeed the entire university) is how
to develop and sustain these innovations at a
time when the university's budget is in decline. Unlike the private sector, we have no
venture capital to invest in re-engineering our
activities. We rely to an ever greater extent on
our alumni—their financial support and
ideas—to propel us into the 21st century.
Write me a letter, give iue a call (604/822-
2467) or drop me an e-mail (binkley@
unixg.ubc.ca) if you have some thoughts on
how we can better serve the people of British
Columbia.  £*■
Clark Binkley is Dean ofthe Faculty of Forestry
In the past Ave years,
enrolment in the Faculty
of Forestry has nearly
doubled and now stands
at an all-time high."
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17 Dr. Joe Kania:
Nineteen-year-old Joe Kania
survived the Spanish
influenza and had already
been working at Cominco in
Trail for five years when a
pass el of UBC engineering
students came to work at the
smelter. His mother's Old
World remedies saved him
during the epidemic, and the    f;
young engineers changed the
direction of his life.
by Dale Fuller
Portrait by El/leiltt Russell
18       UBC Alumni Chronici.k, Spring 199.r> His family came to Canada from Vienna in 1913 to escape the impending war. They tried bush farming in
northern British Columbia for two years,
but when they lost everything in that venture, they settled in Rossland. There young
Joe became something of a local celebrity,
using his classical training to play musical
accompaniment at one ofthe silent movie
theatres in the town. That all ended when
his father died in 1916. The family moved
to Trail, where Joe started working in the
smelter at the age of fourteen.
When the First World War ended, a
contingent of young men who had been
studying engineering when the war broke
out, spent some time at the Cominco
smelter before returning to UBC. The budding engineers impressed foe. He liked the
way they acted, the life they led, the possibilities that were open to them. He even
liked the way they treated his sisters. When
they were preparing to go back to school, he
announced that he wanted to go too! There
were obstacles to overcome, but he wasn't a
stranger to adversity.
Like a true engineer, he went about resolving the problems that faced him,
namely that he hadn't been to high school
and he didn't have any money. He completed his secondary school requirements in
a few months. He continued working at the
smelter and started to play music for at the
movie theatre at night. He saved his money,
and was on his way to UBC.
Joe earned his BASc in geological engineering. (Kania always contended that he
had simultaneously completed the requirements for a BA, and in 1991 UBC finally relented and granted him his BA in a special
ceremony.) His main extracurricular activity
as a student was helping to stage Gilbert
and Sullivan musicals with MusSoc (which,
he claims, is the precursor to UBC's music
school). Music has continued to be a major
interest throughout his life.
Before returning to UBC for his master's degree, Joe went to Anyox, BC to work
as a mine surveyor and geologist. There he
met his first wife Nan, a young woman from
Chilliwack who was teaching at the local
The young man who had made his way
from Vienna, to the bush of British Columbia, the noisy pandemonium of early movie
theatres and the bowels of a lead-copper-
zinc smelter had become a committed academic. He didn't stop with a master's degree, but went on to obtain his PhD from
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
His academic career continued at the University of Illinois (Urbana). While working
there he became a member of Sigma Xi, an
honorary science fraternity. In 1932 a protectionist immigration department ruled
that naturalized Canadian citizens were not
eligible to stay in the United States. Since
Kania had become a Canadian citizen, that
ruling meant he had to leave the US.
Back in Vancouver, looking for a job, he
went to Pemberton Securities. He had befriended the partners in 1924 while working
on a fund raising campaign for the YMCA,
a campaign that made possible the construction ofthe present YMCA building on
Burrard Street in downtown Vancouver. Although they considered him overeducated,
when he promised to stay for a least four
years and to work for commission only, they
created a research department and made
bim its head. He quickly became their best
salesperson and stayed with them for 44
Kania's lifelong passion is the house he
built in 1936. He bought a triangular lot in
Point Grey and designed a Spanish-style
house that has been featured in such magazines as City and Country Home and Western
Living. It was of sufficient architectural interest to be assigned to UBC architecture
students as a drawing project. He lived
there for 42 years, and it is the source of
many fond memories. "Kania's Kastle" was
a haven during WWII for British child refugees, families of Canadian servicemen and
for students. He and Nan also had a girl
and a boy of their own, today a musician
and an engineer, respectively.
In 1942 he began to teach engineering
economics to graduating engineering students at UBC. The classes grew very quickly,
especially at the end ofthe Second World
War. They had to change an auditorium into
a lecture hall for this popular class, which
lasted for 18 years. As a member ofthe
UBC Senate (17 years), he was the chair of
the Alumni Higher Education Committee,
whose findings were the basis for the establishment of BCIT.
As if he didn't have enough on his
plate, Kania pursued many activities in
business organizations. He travelled all over
the world on trade missions as a member of
the Vancouver Board of Trade. He was also
a founding director ofthe BC Chamber of
Nan died in 1987. In 1990 he married
Florence Taylor, a family friend. She was
also an accomplished musician, and they
have collaborated musically for many years.
Today they live at Crofton Manor. Kania, as
always, is an inveterate traveller. The couple
has been on cruises to New Orleans, Jamaica and the Panama Canal, and in July
they plan to go to Alaska. Last year they
made a very special trip to Vienna for a
family reunion, and Florence celebrated her
80th birthday atop the Intercontinental Hotel. »
Dale Fuller is the assistant editor of the
Mallets are yet again
poised for the annual
costume croquet
tournament at President and Mrs.
Strangway's residence. This is a
fun event to raise funds for the
Crane Library — the ability to play
croquet is purely coincidental!
Date:    Tuesday, June 20, 1995
4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Norman MacKenzie House,
$100 per person (Tax
receipts are issued) for
refreshments and a
sumptuous Buffet
Best/worst costume, best/
worst player, etc.
For further information, please
call Eilis Courtney at 822-6192.
UBC Alumni Ciironiclk, Spring 1995      19 Officers 1995 - 1996
Al    Poettcker
Alumni Activities: Sr.Vice President; Senior Executive and Finance
Committee; Chair, Awards Committee.
University Activities: Member of
the Board of the UBC Real Estate
Corporation; member of the Dean's
Advisory Committee in the Faculty
of Commerce.
Occupation: Real Estate
Sr.     Vice     President
Tricia    Smith
BA'80,    LLB'85
Alumni Activities: Member-at-
large 1993-95; Chair of Marketing
Committee; Member, UBC Law
Alumni Association.
University Activities: Chair,
University Athletic Council  1996-96;
While a student at UBC, a member
of 4 Olympic teams; winner of
Olympic silver medal; Commonwealth Games gold medal and
numerous world championship
medals; inductee to both the UBC
and BC Sports Halls of Fame.
Community Service: Boards of
directors of Sport BC, Rick Hansen
Man in Motion Foundation, Full
Figure Theatre Company, BC Sports
Hall of Fame and Museum; commission member of FISA (International
Rowing Federation) and a member
of Esteem Team (Athletes' Speakers
Occupation: Lawyer and consultant
for Barnes Craig & Associates.
Dickson    Wong
Alumni Activities: Treasurer 1993-
95; Senior Executive and Finance
Committee; Member, Marketing
Community Service: Active in
SUCCESS, a charitable organization
in Vancouver; Member, Canadian
Tax Foundation (CTF).
Occupation: Partner, Michael
Adams & Associates.
Past     President
Debra    Browning
Alumni Activities: President
1994-95; Senior Vice President
1993-94; Member, Senior Executive
and Finance Committee; Co-chair,
Long Range Planning Committee
and Transitional Planning Committee; Member, Alumni Chancellor
Search Committee 1992.
University Activities: 1985-88 Adjunct Professor, UBC Faculty of Law
- Close Corporation Seminar.
Community Service: Member,
Board of Directors, Canadian Club
of Vancouver; Vancouver Bar Association Executive Committee Board
Member 1990-92; Sunny Hill Hospital for Children Chair, Lights of Joy
Campaign 1989.
Occupation: Partner, Ladner
Downs, Barristers & Solicitors.
There are three Members-at-large
positions to be filled on the Alumni
Association Board of Directors. The
Treasurer and Senior Vice President
positions have been filled by acclamation. Seven candidates are contesting
the three members-at-large positions.
Vote and Mail Today
Please vote according to the directions below. The results of the election will be announced in the fall
Chronicle and will be available by May
I,  1995.
Chris Bendl
Chief Electoral Officer
Your Vote Counts
The Association is managed by the
Board of Directors. UBC graduates
help set the direction ofthe Association by annually electing its officers.
The Senior Vice President automatically becomes President the following
year. The Treasurer is elected for a
one-year term, and Members-at-large
are elected for two years.
The Board of Directors Nominating
Committee ensures a full slate of
candidates by searching for people
who bring a broad range of experience
and perspectives to the Association.
20       UBC Art mni Chronicle, Spring 1995 Seven Candidates for
Three to be Elected
Patrick K.Y. Cheng
Alumni   Activities: Young Alumni
Community Activities: Founding
member of the Public Relations Committee,Vancouver branch of the UN
Association; member, board of the
Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre 1995; member, Program Committee of M-OCC; member, board of the
Kensington Community Centre.
Occupation: President & owner of
Leading-Tech Computer Corp.
Statement: I would like to contribute my skills, knowledge and experience to the Association and its members. These are my objectives: promote member and public awareness
of the Association's existing and new
services; expand the membership
base; apply innovative and leading edge
techniques and technologies to the
Association's services; increase the
dialogue between the Association, its
members and the community which
it serves; provide members with service improvement via feasible and innovative application of new technologies and methods; continue to
strengthen the Association's assets
and financial position with a prudent
and well-balanced asset and investment portfolio and enlarge the contact network.
Dean Leung
Alumni Activities: Member, Sigma
Tau Chi.
University Activities: SUS Sales
Manager; president, Electrical Engineering Club; graduating class president; director of finance, AMS; 2nd
Term senator-at-large; founding director, Canadian Campus Business
Consortium; Thunderbird Winter
Sports Centre ManagementAdvisory
Community Activities: Senior volunteer with the Red Cross of Canada,
BC-Yukon      Division Action,
Multicultural Awareness Ctte. 1991.
Occupation: Systems consultant
with Alma Mater Society, UBC.
Statement: I have been involved at
UBC at many levels, beginning at the
club and undergraduate level and continuing with my involvement as graduating class president, two terms as a
senator-at-large and as director of
finance for the AMS. As director of
finance, I was exposed to a
$7,000,000 not-for-profit student
society whose goal is to provide both
information and services to its members. Goals are accomplished with
work and dedication at the committee and group level. I will continue
this belief and philosophy at the
Alumni Association. I will use my past
experience and the new skills acquired as a member-at-large to ensure a strong base of active new
alumni and to foster a common bond
between new and senior alumni.
Graduation does not end a person's
involvement with the UBC community. It is the beginning of a new relationship with theAlumniAssociation.
I want my experience, commitment
and contribution to the university to
continue to benefit the university
Timothy Lo
Alumni   Activities: Joint Adjudication Committee of the President's,
Gage and Buchanan Funds; Sigma Tau
University Activities: Director of
administration, AMS; student ambassador, UBC School and College Liaison Office; Aquatic Centre Management Committee; Thunderbird Winter Sports Management Committee;
Student Recreation Centre Development Committee; chair, SUB Safety
Committee; University Athletic Council; Law Students' Legal Advice Program (Chinatown Clinic).
OccupationThird year law student.
Statement: Nearing the end of eight
years and two degrees at UBC, I'm
finding myself wandering around campus and seeing the tremendous
change going on. Most of the change
can be attributed to the strong commitment of UBC alumni. As a member-at-large I hope to build on the
strong foundation of existing alumni
with increased participation by new
alumni. At UBC I have been involved
in many extracurricular activities from
co-founding the Biochemistry, Physi
ology and Pharmacology Club to being elected to the Alma Mater Society executive as the director of administration. Due to my involvement
I was inducted into SigmaTau Chi, the
honorary society of the AMS. As I
move into the "real" world, I wish to
continue my commitment to UBC by
being elected to the Alumni Association board of directors.
No Photo Available.
Donald G. McConachie
BSA'63, MBA'65
Alumni Activities: Founding member of Dean's Advisory Committee,
Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration; visiting guest lecturer,
Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration 1986-87; lecturer in
real estate and finance through RI(BC)
and other programs.
Community Activities: Ten years
as director, campaign chair and board
chair, Central Okanagan United Way;
founding member and past director
of Central Okanagan Foundation; past
president, Rotary Club of Kelowna;
Rotary Paul Harris Fellow; past member, BCIT Advisory Board.
Occupation: President, The
McConachie Group of Companies;
involved in real estate; real estate and
financial consulting; retail, restaurant
and entertainment businesses; formerly vice president marketing and
corporate participation for Expo 86
Corporation; former cattle rancher
and banker; director and officer of a
number of private companies.
Continued on page 22.
The Association appreciates the commitment these candidates make to
the university and its graduates by
offering to stand for election. Please
mail your ballot today.
Al Poettcker
Chair, Nominating Committee
Voting Instructions
All graduates of UBC (including
graduates of Victoria College) may
vote. There are seven candidates for
Members-at-large positions. Their
names are listed on the ballot on
page 22. Vote for three of the seven
candidates. A ballot and a partner
ballot are provided. The partner
ballot is for use when partners, both
eligible to vote, receive a single copy
of The Chronicle.
Identity Certificate
Your ID number, from the magazine
mailing label, and your signature must
be on the ballot.
To Return Ballot
I.    To ensure confidentiality, detach
your completed ballot from the
signed and completed ID
certificate and seal it in a blank
envelope. Place that envelope
and the ID certificate in a
second envelope, with a stamp,
and mail it to the returning
officer at the address below.
2. Mail to: Alumni Returning
Officer, P.O. Box IIS,  1857
West 4th Avenue, Vancouver,
BC. V6J  IM4.
3. Ballots received later than noon,
April 28, 1995 will not be
UBC Alumni Ciironiclk, Sprino 1995
21 Continued from page 21.
Dana M. (O'Rourke) Merritt
Community Activities: Volunteer,
Endeavour Auction Society; member,
Finance Committee of the MS Society 1991-2; member, board, New
Westminster Family Place Society
Occupation: Director of financial
services.Vancouver Community College.
Statement: I had a very good university experience — granted most
of the"goods" involved sport related
activities, not my commerce exams.
After studying for my CA exams, I
thought I never wanted to see the
university again, but now it brings back
memories of an important time in our
lives. I feel my financial background,
network and fresh perspective will be
beneficial in the Association's consideration of its goals for the coming
year. I look forward to working with
a dedicated group of board members
to strengthen theAssociation and help
it to fill its goals.
Peter T. Nishihama
Alumni Activities: Agricultural Sciences Division 1987-89, 1994-95;
Divisions Council (Committee) 1987—
89, 1994-95; coordinator.Agricultural
Sciences classes of 1984 and 1985
University Activities: AMS representative on UBC Senate 1983-84;
Agriculture Undergraduate Society
1983-84; president, International Agricultural Students'Association ofthe
Americas, UBC Chapter 1982-84.
Community Activities: Member,
current president, Sigma Tau Upsilon
Society (Honorary Agricultural Soci
ety) 1992-95.
Occupation: Sales representative for
Stokes Seed Limited.
Statement: I am a strong supporter
of the Association's objectives for
1995-96, especially in regard to
strengthening the branch/divisions
network and instilling interest among
inactive and future alumni to become
involved with their respective
branches and divisions. These objectives, once realized, will hopefully lead
to a better dialogue and understanding between the alumni, the Association and the university. From my participation at the grassroots level ofthe
Association, the divisions level, I must
emphasize that as UBC graduates, we
are extremely blessed to have such a
remarkable pool of dedicated volunteers
and staff supporting us.To ensure that
the quality of services which the Association can provide us is not affected by
possible funding restraints, it will become essential to sustain all present
revenue sources as well as target addi
tional revenue sources. In closing, I
would like to say that it would be an
honour to represent you on theAlumni
Association's Board of Directors.
Grace Wong
BEd'74, MBA'83
Alumni Activities: Member-at-large,
University Activities: Executive Committee, Centre for Chinese Research;
Dean's Advisory Committee, Faculty of
Commerce; Board of Advisors.AIESEC.
Community Activities: Internationalization Committee; British Columbia
Centre for International Education; conference coordinator, Canada-China
Business    Linkages:   Growth    and
Sustainabilty in Vancouver, December
Occupation: Assistant dean, International Programs, Faculty of Commerce
and Business Administration, UBC.
Statement: The years ahead will be
challenging ones for all public institutions, including universities. More than
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in helping the university to overcome
the challenges, to seize opportunities
and to take new directions by providing
valuable input and feedback to university programs. In turn, the university
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22       L'BC An mm Ciiromci.k, Si'rini. 1995 Why We Market
Why we want you to take a trip, buy a sweater and get life insurance from your friendly Alumni Association.
In the Spring 1994 issue of The Chronicle, we introduced you to ACC, a
company that resells long distance
telephone service. Some years ago, the
j\lumni Association entered into a contract
with North American Life to provide group
rates for various personal insurance products,
and with INTRAV to sell you trips with other
grads at attractive prices. In 1991, we joined
with the Bank of Montreal to offer you an
affinity credit card and, a few years earlier, we
began marketing high-quality, award winning
alumni merchandise. You have likely received
separate mailings for the travel, insurance
and affinity card service. Why this mad rush
to sell you things?
Some of our members wonder the same
thing, and some question the idea of our
.     being in the marketing business in the first
place. There are private entrepreneurs, they
argue, who live and die by competition, who
take the day-to-day risks of the marketplace,
and who put their own money on the line. Is
it proper for a publicly-funded association to
compete, risk-free, with these people?
A little history might help. In the early
days, the university paid the Association to
keep track of graduates. For every active grad
on our records, the university paid us a small
sum. That arrangement changed in the Fifties,
replaced by an operating grant.
That changed again in 1987. Then, the
university took over the task of maintaining
alumni addresses (and of fundraising) so the
Development Office could better plan the
World of Opportunity campaign. Some
members might remember the flap that
ensued over the obvious question that move
brought up: If the Association isn't maintaining the data base and can't raise money,
what's its role?
The Association won its case for independence (see The Chronicle, Winter '91), and
promised to carry on the job of being the
university's chief friend raiser. But to stress
the fact of independence, the Association also
decided to be very aggressive in finding
But we won't
make the offer
if you
don't want us to.
alternate ways of funding. We produced a
marketing plan that made recommendations
for new ways to make money, and set out to
put the plan to work.
Our grant from the university has been
more or less static over the past five or six
years, and in fact our budget was cut by 10%
two years ago, and 5% for '95-'96. We cut our
services to reflect that. We reduced production
of The Chronicle from four to three annually,
we eliminated staff positions, and put
programs on hold. These aren't bad things,
necessarily: in these interesting times every
organization has to look carefully at how it
spends its money and make some difficult
But we're concerned that we maintain
services that encourage grads to stay in touch
and get involved. While the bulk of our
budget goes to staff salaries and benefits, we
produce this magazine for all grads and mail
newsletters to divisions members, provide
staff support for volunteers, recognize
members with awards and special events,
organize and execute numerous reunions,
organize Homecoming events, produce and
distribute alumni pins and literature to new
grads (6,000+ every year) at convocation, and
coordinate branch events around the world.
We are also investigating an alumni card that
will give discounts at certain retailers on
campus and off, provide for library access,
and more.
So, to help fund all these, we, like most
alumni associations in Canada, market to our
members. Since we represent so many people
(more than 110,000 living members), we can
get solid discounts from our suppliers, and, as
a result, can offer first-class services at very
reasonable prices. When you buy a sweat-shirt
from us, go on an alumni-sponsored tropical
cruise or purchase a meal with your affinity
MasterCard, you not only save money, but you
help us offer you even better services.
We are very grateful to those who have
participated in these programs. But we don't
want anyone to feel they are being harassed or
pressured by the Association. If you do not
want to be mailed any marketing materials
from us, please send in the form below. We
assume you still want The Chronicle, but if not,
please indicate that, too.
We serve two masters: you and the university. We do our best to bring you information
about UBC, and we try our best to cultivate a
concerned, interested body of alumni for the
university. But it only works if you're interested.      Chris Petty, Editor
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UBC Alumni Chronici.k, Spring 1995
23 6L
For Your Reading
Great spring
teachers; subtle,
lovely poetry of
innocence; essays on
the politics of
logging; Starshine
looks for vampire
spiders; breast
cancer and the
realities of modern
Frankie Tapper and the Disappearing Teacher, illus. Rick Van
Krugel (Ronsdale, paper, $7.95) is a
novel for eight to twelve-year olds
by Victoria poet Linda Rogers
BA'68, MA'70.The handsome jacket
advises that "This story will make
you laugh, unless you think turning
a teacher into a parrot isn't funny."
Our nine-year old thought it was a
hoot. "Kids don't always like their
teachers you know," she told me
gleefully. Imagine the book as a literary cartoon cum wish fulfilment
with everything exaggerated—such
as the fate of the despicable
teacher—and you'll get the idea.
Oh, and add in boogers, vomit, zits
and farts.
The pace of the text is busy.
There could have been fewer digressions such as Odie thinking
back to his parents fighting because
over the course of one weekend,
Odie and his friends "had a hundred
and thirty dollars worth of conversation with total strangers. When
Odie's dad found out, he hit the
roof. His mum said he didn't mean
to be bad, and besides..."
The black and white illustrations
go well with the text.The parts
where Frankie Zapper goes into a
trance are great, though my daughter preferred the action scenes.
There are enough of those for any
kid to keep the pages turning. Zoe
Radical Innocence by John Pass
BA'69 (Harbour, paper) is poetry
with a gorgeous, simple cover of
red, black and gold. It features the
apple of knowledge from the garden
of Eden. Pass, an agnostic, examines
the God of Christianity with a
speculative eye. Pass is a real poet's
poet. When he's overly subtle, he
arouses the grave suspicion that the
reason you don't understand his poems is because you're too stupid.
When he's on, the poems are melt-
ingly lovely.The table of contents
itself is a poem, each line of which is
later expanded into a whole poem.
On the other hand, when individual
lines are abstract, the poem that
results can become diffuse with the
speed of light.
ems look elegant, sound round in
the mouth, and express compelling
tenderness. ZL
Phrases such as "love's articulate
diversity," "poets gaga against the
facts," are wonderful. They get the
reader through to poems like
"Whose Lineage It Was, Lost."
We're on recognizable ground.
As each son from his father moves
that immense
increment, the journey repeatedly
personal and immediate, the sun,
I'm happy to come home to details,
the small physicalities that fasten us
to the world;
...the smooth enchantment
the dry air's made
of my wife's warm skin, the mown
little corrals of headstones...
It is in the realm of father,
mother/wife and children that Pass'
work is the most meaningful. Poems
like "Done With Begetting, Done"
and "Scrape" examine the world of
flesh, the excursions into "words
made flesh," where in the earthy,
the writer finds heaven. These po-
Clayoquot & Dissent (Ronsdale,
paper, $9.95) This collection of essays is, with one caveat, excellent.
The best is Dr. Maurice Gibbons'
BA'57 piece which combines the
here-and-now of he and his wife being arrested at Kennedy Bridge, his
stories of logging, and what trees
mean to him. "In the woods I feel a
presence I cannot define ... Surely,
sanity is a wild place where we renew ourselves ... and madness is an
urban place of concrete and straight
Dr. Ronald Hatch's BA'63, MA'64
"The Clayoquot Show Trials" is lucid
and moving. He avoids a morass of
legal language to come up with
damning evidence. One point Hatch
raises is that "When an injunction is
given, the person or company receiving the injunction is supposed to
come with 'clean hands.' Could
MacMillan Bloedel claim to have
clean hands when its own logging
practices had been in violation numerous times?" Reading this essay
confirms the worst fears about
Clayoquot. It makes one question
whether M & B should have been
allowed to get away with their perversion of our legal system, let
alone be backed up by our provincial government.
Dr. Loys Maingon puts environmentalists in context: "As a result of
their displacement from a legitimate
place within scientific discourse, environmentalists are perceived by the
public as individuals who oppose
24       UBC Aiimni Chronici.k, Spring 1995 science and progress." His arguments are graceful and easily understood.
Historically, this is an important
BC book. Anyone committed to this
province should read it. Essay
number two is the driest of the lot,
full of industry jargon about silviculture and biomass, but the facts are
interesting.The 12 pages of footnotes are, however, more succinct.
Starshine at Camp Crescent
Moon (Polestar, paper, $8.95) is
Ellen Schwartz's MFA'88 long-
awaited second novel about the irrepressible Starshine, collector of
spiders. My nine-year old warned
me,"You have to give this book a
good review. It's great!" The language is child-friendly and sounds
accurate: kids really speak this way,
and Schwartz's words fit naturally
together on the page. Beginning
readers will make out just fine with
this chapter book. Starshine's concerns about fitting in and making
friends are those every kid can identify with.The characters are well-
drawn; they include children of different races, and a kid with cerebral
palsy. The pace is zippy.
The plot: ten-year old Starshine
goes to camp on the Sunshine
Coast of BC. She doesn't want to
leave home for four whole weeks
and when she gets to Camp Crescent Moon, there's her dreaded enemy from school, the prissy
Miranda. And Miranda tells everyone
that Starshine collects spiders. Will
Starshine be able to overcome everyone else's arachnophobia and her
own homesickness? Will she find the
rare Araneus vampiricus, the fanged
vampire spider?
We miss the sheer off-the-
wallness of Starshine's artistic parents and surroundings that characterize the first book. Schwartz is a
real professional writer, though; the
story is seamless. It's my daughter's
favourite of the year. ZL
Patient No More:The Politics of
Breast Cancer by Sharon Batt
BA'7/. Gynergy Books, $ 19.95.
There's a famous scene in the movie
"Network" when Peter Finch, the
network news anchor crazed by the
corruption and inhumanity of society around him, exhorts his viewers
to go to the window, open it up and
shout, "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not
going to take it anymore!"
There comes a point in the
reading of Patient No More where
the reader may feel like doing something like that.
After being diagnosed with
breast cancer in 1988, Batt decided
to learn as much as she could about
the disease, partly out of her natural journalistic interest, and partly
because she wanted to become an
active participant in her own treatment. What she found was a medical establishment filled with practitioners who insisted on complacency and blind trust in their breast
cancer patients, and who discouraged any attempt to challenge their
authority. She found too many
breast cancer patients who were
shut off from the mechanics of their
treatments, and who were encouraged to be quiet, consenting, and
not questioning of their doctor's
In the midst of writing the
book, Batt became involved in creating an activist movement that is
now helping women overcome their
fear not only of the disease, but of
the industry that helps cultivate the
Breast cancer is a particularly
lethal cancer because it grows and
spreads so quickly. In spite of all the
research done in the past 50 years,
and in spite of the various treatment procedures developed, mortality rates have not gone down
appreciably in that time. Even
though the benefits of radical mastectomy were disproved decades
ago, it was still the preferred treatment until the mid '70s.There is,
currently, controversy over the effectiveness of giving mammograms
to women under 50. It is expensive,
potentially dangerous and, statistically, makes no difference in mortality rates.Yet it is still highly recommended by the industry for, as Batt
points out, hardly justifiable reasons.
The medical establishment is also
extremely hostile to alternate, less
toxic treatments, especially those
espoused by practitioners outside
the establishment.They insist that
the "slash/burn/poison" methods,
though clearly not effective and debilitating of themselves, are the only
options women should consider. All
in all, the book is a harsh indictment
of the medical establishment.
There is hope. Batt and others
like her are helping to raise awareness ofthe disease and ofthe industry that has been built around it.
Patient No More is a good first step
in helping women with breast cancer deal with their disease more
effectively, and in helping practitioners respond to the needs of those
women, not just to the needs of the
industry. •"#•  Chris Petty
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Charlie Bishop BASc(MechEng)'27 and his wife Laurana are
slowing down a little, but are fine in Pauma Valley, California
... Harry Warren BA'26, BASc(GeoEng)'27,DSc(Hon)'78
celebrated his 90th birthday surrounded by friends and family in his garden. He considers himself fortunate to have the
help of many people to be able to stay in his house, where
he has lived for 55 years.
the UN in Geneva from 1972-76 and ambassador and permanent representative of Canada to the UN in New York
(1976-80), and he became a member ofthe Order of
Canada in 1994 ... George Elliott BA'48 has retired as professor emeritus from Sonoma State after a long career in
secondary teacher preparation. His earlier years in the
classroom were spent at Ladysmith High School in BC.
Phoebe (Riddle) Noble BA'35 taught mathematics at Victoria College and the University of Victoria from 1945 to
1978. She maintains, with her daughter Sandra, a two-acre
country garden near Victoria where some 70 to 80 different
hardy geraniums are cultivated.Travelling, especially to visit
gardens, is another hobby.
William Barton BA'40 was awarded an LLD by Mount
Alison University in 1978. He served in the Canadian Army
from 1940-46, on the Defence Research Board (1946-52),
and in External Affairs (1952-80). He was ambassador to
Maurice Cote BCom'49, BSW'52, MSW'53 retired in 1983
after 23 years as executive director of the Snohomish
County (Washington) Family Counselling Service. Since retirement he has completed his Washington State University
master gardener training. He is active in the master gardener program in Snohomish Country and is secretary of
the board of the Puget Sound Master Gardener Foundation
... Robert Davis BASc(MetEng)'57 is corporate vice president of engineering and technology of the Boeing Company,
headquartered in Seattle, Washington.This is the most senior technical position at Boeing ... Francis Forbes MD'57
retired in January 1995 following 35/2 years as a medical
officer with the Armed Forces, Health and Welfare Canada
and the RCMP ...William Fraser BASc(MechEng)'57 was
born and raised in Salmon Arm, BC. After 41 years of flying
(26 military and 15 civilian), he has retired back there with
his wife, Lee. He says, "Of all the places in the world we
have seen and lived in, the Shuswap still has the greatest
charm" ... Michael Jones BASc(MechEng)'51 moved from
Michigan to Washington after 43 years "back east" ...
Richard Pearce BA'58 is an adjunct professor in the educational studies department at UBC. He is also a part-time
Let's have a Reunion!
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yourself telling your family and colleagues about the great time you had
there? Are you curious about what happened to your classmates? Perhaps it's
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sessional lecturer in adult education ... Frank Peters
BASc(MetEng)'5S, MASc(MetEng)'58 has joined his wife Alice
(Ruddick) BA'56 in retirement in Victoria, after 37 years
with the Department of National Defence. Frank, coauthor
of the book Why Metals Fail, lectured in metallurgy at the
University of Leeds (where both of them earned further
degrees), was head of the dockyard laboratory of DREA in
Halifax and, until recently, was head of materials technology
at DREP in Victoria ... Ewing Rae BSc(Agr)'54 retired in
October 1994 after 35 years as a minister with the United
Church of Canada ... Jerome Rosenberg BASc(Mech-
Eng)'55 retired after 29 years in airplane design at the
Boeing Company, having completed work on their new 777.
He lives in Bellevue, WA ... Peter Valentine BCom'58 will
assume the duties of Alberta's auditor general on March I,
1995. He is partner-in-charge, professional practice, of the
Calgary office of KPMG Peat Marwick Thorne.
In 1988 Douglas Blair BSc(Agr)'64 started Alta Genetics
Inc., a company that specializes in the artificial insemination
and embryo transplants in cattle. Alta, which employs 100
people, is headquartered in Alberta and has offices in Brazil,
Argentina and Mexico ... Lorna Campbell BEd'64 has been
volunteering with the Peterborough Art Gallery and Historical Society. He took early retirement two years ago as
an administrator with the Toronto Board of Education. He
had travelled to Greece, the British Isles, Portugal, China,
New England and, of course, beautiful Vancouver ... Lois
(Halls) Clark BHE'61 has moved to Atlin, BC. She plans to
open the Pillman Hill B&B, develop large rose and perennial
gardens, teach quilting and make quilts inspired by the wonderful scenery! ... Gordon Clarke BASc(GvEng)'63, MBA'71
is managing Ziff Energy's corporate studies group, leading
edge benchmarking ... Harry Cook B$c(Agr)'60, MSA'62 and
Maria have three children and have lived in Edmonton for
sixteen years. He teaches biology at The King's University
College and does research on fish endocrinology and the
history of biology ... Donald Creelman BASc(MechEng)'61
took early retirement from the federal government (Treasury Board) at the end of 1985, took flying lessons and developed and sold real estate. He is the captain of a square rig
sailing training ship. He is recovering from two years of illness, and he's looking for a new mate and a new life ...
Claudia Douglas BLS'69, MLS'90 has been a community
librarian at the Joe Fortes branch of the Vancouver Public
Library since March 1994 ... Brian Evans BA'67 is the new
president of the systems division at ATS Aerospace Inc. of
St. Bruno, Quebec. He held management positions with IBM
and DMR for twenty years ... David Hamilton BEd'61 continues to enjoy retirement (8I/2 years) and will be spending
1995 in Adelaide, Australia with his wife Betty Anne, who
will be on a teaching exchange in that city ... Jimmy
Hwang BSc'66 earned his doctorate in physical chemistry
from UCLA in 1972. He has been working at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, where he is now a professor of chemistry, since 1979... After working as a journalist
tn Asia for many years for The Globe and Mail and Time maga-
26      UBC Alimni Chronicle, Spring 1995 CLASS ACTS
zine, Ross Munro BA'65 is director of the Asia program at
the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia. He and
his wife Julie have a son, Paradon, 12, whom they adopted in
Thailand ... S.J. Peerless MD'6i has been the director of
Mercy Neuroscience Institute in Miami, Florida since June
1994 ... Joanna Perlman BA'66 is teaching ESL at the College of the Desert and at the Palm Springs Adult School. She
also does volunteer work in a local nursing home, and
would love to make contact with fellow alumni in the desert
... Earl Rubin BSc'69 married Mazal in 1973; 2 sons 16 and
19. He is a product manager at Dead Sea Periclase Ltd.,
races road bikes, is on his neighbourhood council and is an
amateur radio buff (callsign 4Z4TJ). He would like to contact some of his friends from Totem Park (65-67) via bitnet
...Alfred Scow LLB'61 has retired from the bench. As a
judge he had to be impartial in cases relating to First Nations people, but as a consultant and mediator he can be
more of an advocate for them. "Judges resolve disputes by
making decisions but in the mediation process, hopefully I'll
be able to help people fashion their own decisions" ...
Kenneth Stowe BSF'69 is woods manager for Clear Lake
Sawmills, a division of Canfor in Prince George ... Daryl
Sturdy BSc '63 is off to Darwin, Australia, on a one year
teacher exchange as a teacher-librarian at Leanyer School ...
James Wainwright BCom'63 retired after 30 years as an
executive with Imperial Oil Ltd. He is now the chair of
Corstrat Inc., a management consulting firm ... D'Arcy
Warner BA'63 is president of a one-year-old management
consulting firm in the Vancouver area, HR Network Inc. It
specializes in performance improvement, change management and conflict resolution. He is married to Jill Warner
BA'62 ... Rory Wellings BASc(ChemEng)'67 moved to
Calgary with Trans Alta Energy. He is responsible for project
finance for China and Southeast Asia. His daughter, Carla,
will graduate from UBC this year.
Peter Sunday Ajayi MA'78 is the assistant GM in charge of
environmental planning and conservation in the Kwara State
Environmental Protection Agency in Nigeria. He is responsible for ensuring the sustainable development through constant monitoring of land uses ... Janet (Inman) BEd'75 and
Peter Arbuckle BCom'77 have lived in Dubai for four
years. Peter is developing the Middle East's largest indoor
shopping mall, and Janet helps run ice hockey, cubs, brownies and teaches swimming to handicapped children.They
have three children ... Brad Atchison MSc'7l relocated the
head office of his sixteen-year-old management consulting
firm, Atchison McTavish, to Victoria three years ago. He is
involved in other entrepreneurial ventures and would like to
re-establish contact with old friends ... Sharon Batt MA'7I
is the president of Breast Cancer Action Montreal. Her
book. Patient No More:The Politics of Breast Cancer, was published last fall by Gynergy Books ... Patrick Beirnes BSc'79
won the Tony Sunderland Memorial Plaque after fifteen
years as an emergency paramedic with the BC Ambulance
Service.This award has only been awarded twice before in
twenty years. Patrick is retraining as a cardiovascular
perfusionist, is a critical incident stress counsellor for his
peers and is a volunteer with Canuck Place ... Grant
Burnyeat LLB'73 is the new treasurer of the Law Society of
BC. He is specializes in insolvency with emphasis on land
and real estate realization projects and residential foreclosures. He is a partner with Davis & Company ... Paul
Chapman BA'78, MBA'80 is a director, of asset management, office and industrial at L & B Group in Dallas,Texas.
He supervises properties in sixteen American states and the
District of Columbia ...After 24 years in eastern Canada,
Thomas Clarke MBA'71 is moving his R&D management
consulting firm to BC ... Janis (Craig) BA'73 and Jim
Connolly BA'73 have moved to Taipei,Taiwan. Jim is a senior consultant to the president of Shin Fu Life Insurance.
Janis hopes to work as a freelance editor and public relations consultant... Dan Cornejo MA'75 is the new director of development for the city of Robbinsdale, Minnesota
... Ed Grimes MBA'71 is president and CEO of Enterra
Canada Ltd., a provider of services and products for drilling
and servicing onshore and offshore oil and gas wells with
operations in Canada, the US, Russia, Rumania and Argentina ... In the last issue ofthe Chronicle, we reported that
Deryck Holdsworth MA'7l,PhD'8l had coauthoredVolume III ofthe Historical Atlas ofCanada.We further reported
that he is a professor emeritus of geography at Pennsylvania
State University. One of his coauthors wrote in protest,
saying that Dr. Holdsworth is not yet old enough to be a
professor emeritus, and that along with him, Don Kerr, and
Cole Harris BA'58 , Holdsworth won a gold medal from
the Royal Canadian Geographical Society ...The University
of Winnipeg honoured Sandra Kirby BPE'7I with the
Clarence Atchison Award for Community Service. A member of Canada's 1976 rowing team at the Montreal Olympics, she has continued to be active in sports as well as in
feminist organizations and a volunteer home support program providing palliative care for terminally ill persons. She
is on faculty in the sociology department ofthe same university ...The new president of Capilano College is Greg
Lee PhD'72. He joined the college in 1971 as a faculty
member and has since held a variety of appointments, most
recently as VP, career and vocational programs ... Colin
MacKinnon BSc'73, MBA'75 is treasurer and CFO of
Texcan Cables Group of Companies ... Daniel Peebles
BEd'72t MEd'80 was seconded from his principalship of
Langley Secondary School to work with the BC Public
School Employers'Association. He will be a member ofthe
bargaining team negotiating the first provincial contract with
teachers ... Michael Perri BCom'76, earned his CA and
joined MIS Computer Systems (Canada) Ltd. as president.
This company sells construction software ... Ian Rudkin's
BA'70 first published book, one for children, Poems for
Blooming Natures, came out last October ... Gabor Sandi
MA'76, MLS'78 has lived in the Geneva area since 1983,
working at the International Labour Office (ILO). His work
involves CD-ROM based databases and the edition ofthe
ILO Encyclopedia of Occupational Safety and Health. He and
wife Barbara have two sons, Patrick and Robert ... Lorna
Seppala BA'75 and David Rowat MASc(ChemEng)'79 live
in Vancouver. David is president and CEO of Merit Technologies in North Vancouver ... Brenda (Taft) Silsbe
BEd'77 has had her fourth children's book, The Watcher, published by Annick Press ... Robert Sinclair BCom'74, wife
Judy and children Kendra and Fraser moved from Toronto
to Wilmington, Delaware in 1992. Robert is director of
commercial and product development in North America for
ICI Films. In October 1994, he became human resources
director at ICI ... Robert Slade BSc'76 published Robert
Slade's Guide to Computer Viruses in November. He is doing a
daily technical book review column on the Internet... Greg
Thomas BPE'72,MPE'75 transferred from Vancouver to
Victoria in January. He is GM,Vancouver Island, for Xerox
Canada Ltd. He's been Xerox 's Vancouver corporate account sales manager since 1986 ... Lyle Weis MA'77 had
two new young adult novels published by Oz New Media of
Edmonton, Burn It and Bush Party. He is finishing his second
year as a full-time writer (after teaching for a number of
years).Two more novels are taking shape in the computer.
Joyce Andrew MSc'86 and her husband Jim Archie live in
Long Beach, CA. She is supervisor of engineering and environment at a generating station for Southern California
Edison.They became parents of Heather Laura on December 23, 1994 ... David Aquino BPE'80 taught ESL in Japan
1989-92. He is now in BCIT's financial management program in preparation for a CGA.After spending years helping
people to become physically fit, he will now keep them
fiscally fit... Gordon Axford BCom'89 has moved to Aus-
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...After working for five years as an arts management consultant, Lori Baxter MBA'84 is the new executive director
of the Vancouver Cultural Alliance, an umbrella organization
for over 150 professional arts companies in Vancouver ...
Audrey (Darroch) BEd'85 and Jim Beard BEd'87 and
their two boys, Dustin and Jordan live in Aldergrove.They
both teach at a Christian school in Langley ... Dan Bednar
BCom'87 is in Paris and is the finance director of Sara Lee
Personal Products, Europe headquarters. He and his wife
Tania are enjoying their life in Europe ... Scott Beesley
BSc'86, MA'94 is teaching economics at the University College ofthe Cariboo ...Heather Benson BPE'85 is working
for Burnaby South School teaching hearing impaired students. She is enrolled in the MEd program at UBC ... David
Berlando MBA'87 has just begun a one-year performance
management project for Canfor in Prince George. He is a
consultant with the Rudberg Levy Group, a management
consulting company ... Russell Brown BA'87 and Heidi
Hawelka BCom'89 were married on September 3, 1994 ...
Thomas Nelson Australia has published Joan Buchanan's
BFA'83, MFA'94 fourth book. The Nana Rescue. See Winter
1994 Chronicle for a review. She lives in Prince George with
her spouse, Larry Woods BA '83, who is an associate professor in the international studies program at the University
of Northern BC.At the end of 1994 he was awarded the
Outstanding Academic Book Award from Choice Magazine
for his 1993 publication, Asia-Pacific Diplomacy: Nongovernmental Organizations and International Relations ... Cynthia
Bunbury BA'8/ and Barry Walker were married in November 1994. They operate a coffee roastery and vegetarian
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grain elevator ... David Buss BCom'81 lives in Nelson
where he is part owner of RHC Realty. He married Lorie
Darough in 1985 and they have two children, Michael and
Allison   ... Barbara Cade-Menun MSc'89 and Charles
Menun BASc(CivEng)'86, MASc(CivEng)'88 had a baby, Jacob
Christopher, on Sept. 3 1994. Chuck started his PhD in civil
engineering at Berkeley in January, and Barbara is home
with the baby writing her PhD thesis from UBC. She should
defend in June 1995, and will start postdoctoral work at
Berkeley in September ... Kathleen (Corbett) Carswell
BCom'80 received a promotion on the day her second child
was born. Graeme Gordon was welcomed by sister Alana.
Kathleen is on maternity leave from her job at the WCB in
Richmond ... Stephen Cheng BSc'80, MBA'82, a consultant
with Stejoe Consultants Inc. of Vancouver, qualified as a fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and as a fellow of the
Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA) by satisfying their
examination and work experience requirements ... Since
completing his PhD requirements in English literature at the
U ofT in 1994, David Copeland MFA'86 has been employed as a sessional lecturer at Humber College ... Kim
(Elmore) BA'87 and Glen Coulthard BCom'88 were married in I 988.They live in Vernon with their daughter Kyra
Elizabeth, who was born on March 14, 1994 ...Carolyn
(Van Dijk) BSc'84, MD'88 and Michael Davies
BASc(GeoEng)'85, MASc(GeoEng)'87 are completing an emergency paediatric fellowship and civil engineering PhD (both
in '95!) respectively while chasing 20-month-old daughter,
Taylor Elise, around their new Vancouver home ...After
spending three years with Coopers & Lybrand in London,
England, until July 1993, Richard Elwell BCom'83 rejoined
Deloitte &Touche as a senior audit manager ... Rex Eng
BSc(Agr)'80 is a horticulturist forTPL Phytogen, a company
that grows medicinal plants. He is growing yew trees for the
extraction of taxol which is used to produce cancer fighting
drugs ... Kim (Hartmann) Feltham BSc'83 and husband
Steven moved to Shawnigan Lake in 1990.They are building
a log home and have two boys in elementary school. Kim is
working as a geological consultant doing slope stability for
forestry companies ... Warren Fong BSc'88, now an officer
of the Canadian Forces, was promoted to the rank of captain in 1993. He completed a four-year tour at the Canadian NORAD region headquarters in North Bay, Ontario as
a weapons director and identification and warning officer.
He is now atTyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Florida,
where he will spend the next four years as a computer programmer ...Yad Garcha BSc'81 finished his MBA at the
University of Western Ontario in 1984. He is working on
venture capital for the Working Opportunity Fund ...
Patricia (Rencher/Hunter) Gibbs BEd'83 changed her
name to her father's 'maiden' name, Gibbs. After completing an MA at the University of Alberta in 1989, she was on
faculty at East Kootenay Community College in Cranbrook
and then at Malaspina College in Nanaimo. She is completing a PhD in sociology at the University of Hawaii, Manoa ...
Michael Gillingham PhD'85 has joined the faculty at the
University of Northern BC ... Robert Green BArch'80 is
still a partner with Climans Green Liang-Architects Inc. in
Toronto ...Arlene Henry BCom'82 has established her
own solicitor's law practice, which will include a special emphasis on Aboriginal law ... Karyn (Engler) BA'87 and
Geoff Huenemann BSc'87 have completed their four-year
stay in England and will move to Bangalore, India in April
1995. Geoff continues to work at Bell Northern Research
and Karyn in the final stages of writing up her PhD ...
Michael Izzotti BSc(Pharm)'84 is the national coordinator
for Pharmacists for Life (Canada).The main purpose ofthe
group is to educate pharmacists, other health care professionals and the public about the sanctity of human life ...
Ken Johnson BASc(CivEng)'81 moved back to Edmonton
after two years in the Yukon. He is still working for UIVIA
Engineering in Arctic Group ... Donald Jones MMus'84
married Susan Cooper in June 1994 ...Sherman Lam
&SW86 is delighted with all ofthe readings he is required to
do for his MA program at Simon Fraser University. He says
"hi" to all of his fellow BSW graduates. He is still playing
volleyball ... Yvonne Au-Yeung Lam BCom'84 continues
to work as a chartered accountant in public practice. She
and her husband David have two daughters, Courtney (3)
and Alexis (born June 1994) ...After spending seven years at
Canada Airlines and Air Canada in finance, corporate strategy and marketing, Julie Laviolette MSc'88 has been promoted to director and branch financial officer, marketing
and sales at Air Canada in Montreal ... Robin Keirstead
MAS'85 married Catherine Walraven in November 1994 in
Waterloo, Ontario ... Mary (Armstrong) BEd'88,
DipEd(LibEd)'92 and Grant Kushniryk BSc'89, BEd'90 were
married in August 1994.They both teach in the Chilliwack
School District... Bebyn Litke BSc'88 has been managing
the futures trading division of XCan Grain Co. for the last
three years. He and wife Holly had their first child, Lauren
Alyssa, on September 30, 1994 ... Kathryn (Krueger)
BA'82 and Grant Lockhart BASc(Geo£ng/94 live in
Kelowna. Grant is a geophysicist with BHP Minerals Canada
Ltd., and Kathryn is employed full—time with daughter
Miranda Jane, born October 12, 1994 ...Anthony Loh
BA'81 is a research fellow at the Harry S.Truman Research
Institute for the Advancement of Peace in Jersalem, Israel ...
Michelle Losie LLB'89 is practicing law with Becker
Mathers. She married Dan McKitrick in June 1994 ... Colleen (Welsh) BA'85 and Mark Lusk BASc(MetEng)'86 are
living in Pottstown, Pennsylvania with their two children,
Clayton (4) and Nicole (2). Mark is working as a plant metallurgist for Dana Corp ... George Markin BRE'86 relocated to Vancouver from Rainbow Lake, Alberta, where he
served as the town's parks and recreation director for five
years ... Michael Mayer MA'87, BEd'93 is teaching elementary school in beautiful Mission. He is still trying to make
sense of the crazy world in which we live and learning to
improve his French ... Daniel McAllister MBA'85 is on the
faculty of Georgetown's School of Business as an assistant
professor of management, specializing in organizational behaviour. He completed his PhD at the University of California, Irvine in 1993 ... Paul McCulloch BA'83, BSc'86,
MSc'89 is working as a postdoctoral fellow in the department of anatomy and neurobiology at Saint Louis University
School of Medicine in Missouri. He recently finished his PhD
in physiology at the University of Saskatchewan, working
with Nigel West PhD'74 ... Dawna (Chubey) McLean
BA'89, LLB'93 is studying at the Sorbonne in Paris. She
would like to hear from other UBC alumni living in Paris,
especially law grads ... Nels Nielsen BSF'86 moved to Gold
River in November 1994, where he is employed as a forestry crewman with Pacific Forest Products Ltd., Gold River
Woodlands. He was a volunteer firefighter in the Queen CLASS ACTS
Charlotte Islands, and he plans to continue as such in his
new town ... Greg Osborne BASc(ElecEng)'88 is a systems
engineer in cellular radio at Bell Northern Research in Ottawa ... Midori Ota MA'88 married Gary McGillicuddy and
moved to New York City ... Peter Ott BASc(ChemEng)'82 is
living in Sarnia, Ontario with his family. He is working as a
production superintendent with Dow Chemical Canada at
their Sarnia complex ... Shaun Peck MSc'80 is a deputy
provincial health officer. He has been a specialist in community medicine in the Northern Interior Health Unit, deputy
medical health officer for the City of Vancouver and medical
health officer for the Capital Richmond District... Edward
Prior BASc(ElecEng)'80 returned to BC after an eight year
stint in London, Ontario ("self-imposed exile"). He left as a
single person, and returned with a wife (Jill ) and two kids
(Robert, 3 and Katherine, I) ... Cyndey (Scheck) BSc'88
and Kenneth Punch BASc(ElecEng)'88 were married in
December 1989.They have two children, Samantha (3) and
Connor (born Nov. 4, 1994). At UBC, Ken is managing the
Peace Canyon generating station for BC Hydro ... Carol
(Hall) Reed-Jones BMus'83 married Steve in August 1993.
Her first children's book, The Tree in the Ancient Forest, will be
in print in April 1995 with Dawn Publications in Nevada
City, California ... Corinne L. Reimer BSc'86, MSc'89,
PhD'94 received a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Hospital in the department of
pathology January 1994 ...After spending one year in a refugee camp in the Philippines and another year studying traditional Chinese medicine in Guangzhou, Sally (Pike)
Ringdahl MEd'86 completed a naturopathic doctorate at
Bastyr University in Seattle. She is practicing at Maplewood
Naturopathic Clinic in Victoria ... Caterina Rizzo BA'88,
BEd'92, LLB'93 and Ben Taddie BCom'90 got married in
Vancouver on September 3, 1994.They report that it was a
happy day full of love, joy and excitement! ... Bruce
Robertson BA'85 lived and worked in Mainland China after
graduation and before going to Wharton School of Business.
He married Carolyn and moved to Cincinnati to work for
Proctor and Gamble. He is now in England, father of a baby
boy and is working for Johnson & Johnson as a marketing
manager ... Lieje (Binns) BA'85 and Lindsay Ryerson
MBA'85 are living in West Vancouver, where they are raising
their son Adrian. Lindsay is vice president of Norsat, a satellite communications company, and Lieje is a teacher at St.
George's, a private boys' school ... Clarke Burnett BA'86,
LLB'9I works with the firm of Pusher and Company, while
Sandy Sanford-Burnett BA'89 stays at home with their
daughter,Taylor ... Greg Smith BA'89 and Denise Gout
BSN'90 were married in August 1994 and now live in Toronto. He is finishing a PhD in history at U of T, and Denise
is a practicing nurse ... Margot Stewart-Lee BA'82,
MEd'93 earned her second degree in counselling psychology
and is working as a counsellor at Columbia College in
Burnaby. She and husband Wilson Lee BCom'83, LLB'87 had
their first child, Scott Jen Leung Stewart-Lee, in November
1994 ... GregTedesco BCom'85 married Sherry in September 1993. His is manager, financial accounting, of Klohn-
Crippen Consultants Ltd.... Wayne Terai BSc'89 graduated
with a doctor of chiropractic medicine degree from the Canadian Memorial College in Toronto. He is practicing in
Kelowna ... Sandra Thompson PhD'8l and Gunther
Ruppel have been happily married for just over two years.
She is the manager of the Alberta Provincial Archives ...
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Carolyn Tiffin BEd'80 wrote from Borneo that there are
more than "twenty of us" contracted to the government.
We assume she means UBC graduates ... Raymond To
BSc'88 , MBA'90 has been appointed president of the Association of Professional Placement Agencies and Consultants,
BC Region. He has been with Corporate Recruiters Ltd. of
Vancouver for the past 2'A years. He is also on the board of
directors of Golden Brain Education Centre, a Taiwanese
based firm specializing in helping students get into universities around the world ... Beryl Tsang BA'88 received her
MA from York University in 1990 and is the health promotion program director at East End Health Services, a community health centre in the Beaches area of Toronto. She is
a partner with her spouse Rod Lohin BA'88 in Tsang Lohin
& Associates, a firm specializing in public consultation and
strategic planning. Kirin was born in January 1993 ...
Denise Tupman BEd'85 married Paul Gipps in 1987. She
taught in Kemano (1985-87, 1988-89) and in Abbotsford
(1987-88). She is at home full-time now with their three
children, and the family lives in Terrace ... Sandra Turner
BSW89, MSW'94 married a member of the Metropolitan
Police {London, England Yard). She is hoping to work in family mediation, which would be a follow-up to her thesis.
Would like to see ex-fellow students if they cross the ocean
... Brent Tynan BCom'82, LLB'83 went to Hong Kong to
expand his and his partners' North American real estate
activities into Asia and Australia. He is looking forward to
meeting UBC alumni in the busy Hong Kong branch ...
Michael Vanchu BCom'83, MBA'87 joined Sprint Canada in
July 1994 as a partner marketing manager. He was promoted to marketing operations manager in September. He
is responsible for inbound and outbound telemarketing, customer retention, customer winback and partnership programs ... Nuri Vellani BA'82, MA'85 graduated with a PhD
in public health from the University of South Carolina ...
Sandra Vonniessen BHE'86 will marry Brian Applebee in
May (in Vancouver) and June (in Greenwich, Connecticut).
She will receive her master's degree in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University in May ... In
August 1994 Eric van Soeren MBA'85 left Coopers &
Lybrand, where he earned his CA designation in 1988, to
take the position of marketing director of the BC Job Protection Commission. He lives in Ladner with his wife Julie
and daughter Melanie ... Kathleen (Saunders) 8A'87 and
John White BA'87 were married in September 1991 and
welcomed daughter Jennifer in October 1993. John, having
received a law degree from the University of Toronto, now
practices in Vancouver with Connell Lightbody. Kathleen is
an accountant at Bull, Housser and Tupper, also in Vancouver
... Betty (Henderson) Whitney BSR'8/ has remarried
and has two children, Alicia (3) and Dustin {I). She is in sole
charge of High River Hospital and Nursing Home (Alberta),
living on acreage and flying ultralights in her spare time ...
Rowan Williams-Short MS'89 is working as a portfolio
manager in South Africa. He hopes to visit Vancouver and
UBC in 1995 ...Valerie (Madill) BA'87 and Phil Young
BA'83 live in Victoria.Valerie job shares in customer service
at BC Hydro after working full-time for six years (see birth
announcements). Phil is a sales marketing manager for Pacific National Group, the largest salmon farming company in
BC. He previously worked for BC Packers and for the provincial government ... David Zayonc BSc'84 graduated in
chiropractic medicine in I 989 and is practicing in Surrey. He
is expecting his first child in February ... Peter Zell
BASc(MechEng)'83 is working in Sao Paulo, Brazil for
Sandwell Inc. His wife Diane (Campbell) BCom'82 and
their three children are with him.
Caroline Anderson BA'90 recently began teaching in
Bend, Oregon. The "beautiful facilities, newest classroom
computers, and great all year recreational area" are making
her life enjoyable ... Nadine Braun BA'90 earned a BEd
from the University of Calgary in June 1994. She started
teaching in Medicine Hat in January ... Brad Breems
PhD'92 has been an associate professor of sociology at Trinity College in Palos Heights, Illinois, since 1992. He has also
been the tenured chair of the department of sociology since
1991, upon successful defense of his thesis at UBC ...
Adrienne Brown BA'93 will graduate from the University
of Alberta with a master of library and information studies
in June 1995 ... Kathy Butler BCom'92 is an MBA student
at the U of T ... Stephen Chan MBA'94 just purchased a
condo in the Fairview Slopes region ofVancouver. He is enjoying his career as a management consultant, specializing in
information technology and general business strategy ... Ian
Clark MSc'9/ married Julia Bessette MSc'92 in July 1994
at Cecil Green Park. Ian is working towards his PhD in
earth sciences at Memorial, and Julia is a speech pathologist
for the public school board ...Tina Commando BEd'94 is
teaching full-time in a grade 3 classroom in Quebec ...
Jeffrey Critten BSc'90 went on to University of Waterloo
to do an MA in digital signal processing. He is working in
BC at Spectrum Signal Processing as an applications engineer. He is looking forward to attending continuing education courses at UBC and to those cinnamon buns ... Martin
Gagnon MBA'9I moved toToronto a year ago to join
Goldman Sachs Canada as a fixed income trader ... Robert
Gray BA'92 will receive his degree in Chinese history from
Harvard this spring. Next year he will be working, studying
and travelling in China ... Karen (Jablonsky) Hopkins
BEd'92 married Steven Hopkins in October 1994. She is
teaching in Powell River and expecting their first child ...
Joanne (Howitz) Hougrand BA'90 married Robert
Hougrand Jr. in October 1994 ... Catherine Kalke MBA'93
is one of two recipients of the Jeanne Sauve Award for
1994/95. She is a manager, marketing and development with
Stentor Resources Centre Inc. Besides her degree from
UBC, she has a degree in electrical engineering from the
University of Calgary ... Tanya (Esselmong) BEd'94 and
Gordon King BEd'94 both have full-time teaching jobs in
School District #89 (Shuswap) ...Jan Kuno BEd'91 and
Gary Kuno BCom'85 are living in Surrey. Jan is teaching for
the Vancouver School Board and Gary is the divisional controller for Coors Brewery.They celebrated the birth of
Christopher Alexander on November 20, 1994 ... Neil
Lalach BMLSc'9l married Karen Liebolz in November
l994.They live in Kelowna ... Ray Miya MASc(MechEng)'94
is busy as a consulting engineer. His work involves the FEA
of a fabric covered structure. After a cold Christmas vacation in hometown Toronto, he has decided to stay a little
longer in Vancouver ... Lesley Mounce BEd'90 is in her fifth
year of teaching. She lives in Halifax and will be marrying
Michael McMinnis in July ...Vania Ng BSc'94 is studying
dentistry at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco ...
Emma (Farrow) Payton BSW'94 moved to Courtenay,
where her mother bought a farm and business called
Blooming Barn Dried Flowers. Emma and her husband Jason
Schmid became the proud parents of Maya Jane Payton—
Schmid on November 16, 1994 ...Jane Polvi BEd'90 married Dave Swan in July 1994. She is employed as an insurance adjuster at the Insurance Corporation of BC ...
Michael Reitermann MBA'90 is single and living in Munich, Germany. He is project manager for Inhouse Consulting, Corporate Planning and Development ...John
Robertson MBA'93 is the new general manager of the
Bentall Centre in downtown Vancouver ... Tarn ara
(Hanby) Sykes BA'90 married Lieutenant Bartz Sykes in
August 1994. They are exploring the US, "courtesy ofthe
US Air Force" ... AruneeTanvisuth MSc'93 is working as a
lecturer in the department of international business and
transportation atThammasat University in Bangkok ...Jenny
Terrio-Baturin BSc(PT)'9l is working at Castlegar Hospital
(general duty), living in Rossland and working on her EV
levels and sports medicine certificate. She has kept busy by
volunteering with local sports teams and at the Commonwealth Games ...Traci (Shuster) Um berger BA'94 and
her husband Rod are back in the Pacific Northwest after
living in Tennessee.They have a year old son, Reilly Jackson,
born on December 20, 1993 ... Sandra Villam BSc(PT)'93
is working in Grand Rapids, Michigan ... Satoshi
Watanabe BSc'93 is back in his home country working on
his master's offish biology at the ocean research institute of
The University ofTokyo. He misses Vancouver quite a bit
and is looking for a chance to return ...Jennifer White
MA'91 is working for Alberta Health as a consultant in the
prevention and promotion branch ... Minna Wong BCom'93
lives in Vancouver and started her own business, Minnam
Racing, selling performance auto parts. She will be relocating soon ...Jason Yee BLA'94 is at the University of Oregon,
pursuing his master's degree in architecture ... Brian Yiu
MBA'90 joined the Union Bank of Switzerland, Hong Kong
branch, as an executive director of the Debt Capital Markets Group in November 1994. Prior to joining UBS, he was
a vice president at Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific) Ltd., also in
Hong Kong ... Tonya Zibin BSc(PT)'92 has moved to
Chilliwack, where she is working at Chilliwack General
Hospital with a "patient-focused" model. She has no children, but she did buy a house.
Pan (Jones) BSc(OT)'90 and Mark Allen BASc(GvEngj'87: a
daughter, Lauren Alexandra on June 23, I 994. A sister for
Carly (V/i) ... Syed Hasan Askari PhD'87 and Judy Askari
BA'86: a baby boy Syed Jameel Askari on November 11,1994
in Santa Clara, California ... Brenda (Hobbs) BSN'80 and
Thomas Baumeister DMD'83: a daughter, Austyn Laura
Elyse, on November 8, 1994. Welcomed home by Mia, Marc,
Lane Brigitta and Blake ... Kelly Bottone MBA'85 and husband Gary Eisen: a daughter, Caroline Siobhan Eisen, on
August I, 1994 ... Kevin and Margaret (Grip) Coates
BSN'93: a son, Devon, on October 29, 1994 ... Susan
Gillmore LLB'86 and George Federoff BCom'86: a daughter, Sarah Grace, on October 1, 1994 ... Carl and Sylvia
(Gajdics) Glinsbockel BPE'85: a daughter.Alexandra
Marie, on August 28, 1994. Sylvia is a marketing manager
with BC Te) ... Elaine and Charles Hulton BSc'70: a son on
November I I, 1994 in London, England. Chares is operations director of Anything Goes Sales Ltd. ...Yoshi and
Brenda (Sykes) Kawasaki BEd'88: a son, Steven Toshiro
on November 28, 1994. A brother for Bryanna ...Teresa and
Chi Tak Lee BArch'80: a son.Ty William, on May 4, 1994 ...
Theresa (Racich) DipDH'83 and Ian Leitch DMD'83: a
daughter, Anna Elizabeth, on October 12, 1994. A sister for
Laura and Maria ...Valerie and Grant Pagdin BSc'85,
MD'88: a daughter, Rachel Elizabeth, on May 5, 1994 ...
Susan Sziklai BLA'88 and Rod Brown BEd'88: a daughter,
Allison ...VickiWilton BA'82 and Brian Gray:a daughter,
Jessica, on May 4, 1990 and a son, Matthew, on September
I, 1993 ...Valerie (Madill) BA'87 and PhilYoung B/V83:a
daughter, Jacqueline Victoria, on May 4, 1994.
In Memoriam
John B.Anderson MD72 on November 24, 1994, in Victoria. He received the gold medial for academic achievement upon his graduation from UBC and also received the
Wallace Wilson Leadership Award in 1991. He was a past
president ofthe BCMA (1989-90) and a board member of
the CMA (1978-94) ... Theodore E.Arnold BASc(Mech
Eng)'27 on November 10, 1994. He was the president of
three mining companies and was the major stock holder of
the J. and L. Mine in BC. During WWII he invented a machine that reduced the time required to fill Navy ammunition shells. He was in Britain during the war doing sea rescue work ... John R. Barnsley BCom'J4 on August 1, 1994.
Mr. Barnsley was a chartered accountant ... M. Ailsa
Bishop BA'38 on October 17, 1994. She received a diploma
in social work from the University of Toronto and her MSW
from Columbia University. She returned to Victoria after
working in her profession in New York and Toronto. She
continued her work in Victoria and was married to Roger
Bishop, former head ofthe English department at the University of Victoria ... Mary E. (Ripley) Bloomfield BA'48
on May 26, 1994 ... Edward L. Bullen BA'48 on June 15,
1994. He served in the RCAF during WWII, and went on to
a rewarding teaching career. He worked in education both
as a teacher and administrator in the public and independent school systems on Vancouver Island, the Yukon and the
Queen Charlotte Islands. While at UBC and Oxford he excelled at cricket and field hockey ... Royce Butler BA'39 on
September 22, 1994. Royce went on to graduate school at
the University of Toronto and the University of California at
Berkeley. He was a business executive in Vancouver and a
much-honoured academic librarian at universities all over
North America, as well as a poet whose works were published under the title At the Rim of Consciousness (1991) ...
James C. Currie BA'36 on December 26, 1994, in Victoria.
Mr. Currie was a retired lieutenant colonel in the Canadian
Armed Forces ... Philip H. Davies BEd'69 on April 25,
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UBC Alumni Chronicle, Spring 1995      31 CLASS ACTS
1994 ... Edgar Dewdney BA'48, LLB'49 on August 14, 1994. He served in the Canadian Armed
Forces for five-and-a-half years before returning to UBC to complete his education. For many
years he was a senior partner in Boyle and Co.
in Penticton, BC ... Anna M. (Fisher) Faris
BASc(Nurs)'23, BEd'51 on November 19, 1994.
She attended Normal School in Vancouver and
was a graduate of the first nursing baccalaureate program in the British Empire. She lived for
extended periods of time in  China, Thailand,
India and other parts of Canada with her doctor husband Donald before moving to Victoria
in   1983 ... Alexander W. Fisher BCom'32,
BA'33 on December 26, I 994. He was called to
the bar in 1937 and spent the war years as assistant city prosecutor. He was active in Liberal
politics and community affairs, serving on Vancouver City Council for two terms. He became
a senior partner of Davis and Company upon
its formation ... Harold M. Green BCom'49 on
October 18, 1994 ... Edith Larsen BEd'58 on
November 5, 1994. Edith began her teaching
career at the age of seventeen in rural Alberta.
She took summer and correspondence courses
while teaching on Indian reserves in BC and received her BEd degree at the age of fifty-two.
Then she moved to the Vancouver School District where she taught special needs students
until her retirement... Ron Bick Lee (LeeYat
Yee) on December 22, 1994, at the age of 102.
Born in Toishan, Kwangtung, China, he immigrated to Canada in  1911 at the age of eighteen. Mr. Lee was a successful businessman and
a prominent community leader. He was also the
father of UBC's current chancellor. Bob Lee
BCom'56    ...   John    R.C.    Le    Huquet
BSc(Pharm)'50, MD'55 on July 22, 1994. He
served as an officer for four years in the Royal
Canadian Army Medical Corps. He moved to
Victoria to begin his medical practice, retiring
from general practice in   1972 but remaining
active as medical director of the Royal Jubilee
Hospital until 1980. He was an enthusiastic gardener, a musician and fisherman and in the last
phase of his life developed a keen interest in
amateur radio ... Tom Leach BSA'31. After
graduation he joined CIL and worked there until 1943. He was an agriculture reporter with
the CBC from 1943 to 1963, and then became
a writer for Country Life ... Dorothy (Byers) Logan
BASc(Nurs)'50 on February 16, 1995 in North Vancouver.
Dorothy held teaching posts at the schools of nursing at
Saint John General and at Vancouver General Hospital. She
was the director at the latter school from 1965 until her
retirement in  I 986. She was a well-known and respected
member ofthe health care community ...Taizo Miura
PhD'62. He worked at the Lake Biwa Museum Project in
Siga, Japan ... Sydney G. Pettit BA'36, MA'45 on November 2, 1994, in Vernon. After completing first and second
year arts at Victoria College and taking provincial teacher
training at the Provincial Normal School, he taught in Lumly
and South Fort George while completing his BA. He taught
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Baseball Jersey
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Baseball Cap (one size fits all)
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Heather Nichol-designed Alumni 100% Silk Tie
Gold Medallion Tie Tack
Gold Medallion Cuff-Links
Black Imitation Leather Sports Bag
Brass Business Card Holder
Brass Letter Opener
Gold Medallion Coaster Set
 set of 4 with walnut mount
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Association, 6251 Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1.
at Victoria College until his retirement and was the first
head of the history department when it became the University of Victoria ... Frank H. Phippen LLB'49 on August 13,
1994 ... Nicholas C. Sleigh PhD'94 on July 9, 1994 ...
Harry H. Smith BA'40, BASc(Chem Eng)'4t on June I,
1994, in Florida ...John S. Stokes BASc(ForEng)'39 on December I, 1994. He was a long term employee of the BC
Forest Service, retiring as Deputy Minister. He was a member of the Uplands Golf Course, the Round Table Club and
a board member of the Arthritis Society of Victoria ... Brian
Sulsbury BA'63 on October 18, 1994. As a teacher and
administrator, Brian took great pleasure in seeing young
people learn. He was a sportsman, athlete and fisherman ...
Rodney M.Tuttle BSc'89, BEd'92 on November 25, 1994.
Rodney worked for the Ministry of Employment and Investment, Science and Technology Division. His many interests
included music, the arts, computers, reading and great conversation. He will be remembered for his enthusiasm for
learning and for his quick wit ... Rev. Horace E.West
BA'36 on May 15, 1994 ... Kathleen (Clark) ten Wolde
BEd'73 on November 16, 1994 ...Janke (Drent)
Verlinden BA'70 on November 8, 1994, of cancer ...
Francis (Frank) Wills BSc(Pharm)'52 on November 23,
1994. He was well-known as a pharmacist and later as a
realtor who loved to share his knowledge with others. He
was also an accomplished pilot.  £*■
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Imitation Leather Sports Bag
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Oxford Dress Shirt
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Quartz Watch
Gold Medallion and Leather Watch
Heather Nichol
100% Silk Tie
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Gold Medallion Cuff-links
All merchandise is available exclusively through the Alumni Association
All Funds are used to support the UBC Alumni Association programs. Alumni Acrostic Puzzle
2        H ' 3        Q i 4        E
by Mary Trainer
1152    Q!l53    W
When properly filled, the letters in the box form a quotation from a book written by a
UBC person. The first letters of each clue, reading down, form the name ofthe author
and title ofthe book. Complete the puzzle and return it to us by July 31, and you may
win a swell Alumni key chain. Solution next issue.
Q. Why did the Canadian
cross the road?
A. To get to the	
Stevie Cameron's book
 Take: 2 wds.
Places from which
authority is exercised
Funds in trust
115      19       25      133      95      148
E.        Movie starring Chief
Dan George: 3 wds.
Mountain range in the
Spatsizi area
Lake Cowichan
144      83      124      58
23      118      50       94
110      37
91      119      45      120      15        7       160      77      126
41      136      85      159      21        57
Lester Pearson: "	
is letting someone else
have your way."
Heard at sports events
J.        Once a rip-roaring
mining town on Slocan
Lake: 2 wds.
K.       Could describe some
Whistler condos
101       52      138     151       17       43
71        20      117      54       38      156
111       89      141       12      157      65      131       28      100
Unfair treatment
M.       Indistinct, vague
N.       Kelowna winery:
2 wds.
O.       Compulsive desire
Q.       Cable TV guru:
2 wds.
S.       Georges ,
Dene leader
T.        Composition for two
U.       Air show city
42      116       5        96
129      48       82       155
30       18       56      107     150      84
154      93      134      61       147      80       73
74      143      66       53       36       106
152  149  16  122  99   33  140   3   113
68  132  128  105
62   97  158  123  81
39  137  130  67
104  59  40  142  22  114  92   26  72  145
V.         -- Women,       	
Canadian organization 161 109 10 31
W.       Former CBC-TV news       	
anchor, Nash
63  49  79  98  139  35  153  14
135  88  46  103  34   11
Winter 1994 solution: "Through appreciation people develop ethical attitudes about animals. I am convinced of this every time I
watch kids delightedly standing in wonder before a tropical tank
or at one of our arctic exhibits." Newman, Life in a Fishbowl. Winners: Nancy Bosomworth, Vancouver; Larry Meyer, Richmond; Tony
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