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SUMMER 1980 An elegant shape
is very often a reflection
of quality
Carrington: a whisky of outstanding quality. _^^ BUBC ALUMNI ■ ■
Volume 34, Number 2 Summer 1980
The Oldest Game in Town
Tim Padmore
With Maps and Mobility, UBC is
Yours for the Experiencing
A Report from the UBC Alumni Fund
Academic but not Deadly
Daphne Gray-Grant
A Book Review
Walter Young
21  NEWS
Theo Collins
EDITOR Susan Jamieson MeLarnon, BA'65
PRODUCTION EDITOR: Christopher J. Miller (BA, Queen's)
COVER Annette Bruekelman
Editorial Committee
Dr. Jos-ph Katz, Chair; Michael W. Hunter, BA'63, LLB'67,
Deputy Chair; Alison Beaumont; Marcia Boyd, MA75; Peter
Jones; Murray McMillan; Bel Nemetz, BA'35; Nick Omelusik,
BA'64, BLS'66; George Plant, BASc'50; David Richardson,
BCom'71; Lorraine Shore, BA'67; El Jean Wilson; Nancy
Woo, BA'69.
Alumni Media; Vancouver (604) 688-6819
Toronto (416) 781-6661
By special arrangement this issue of the Chronicle carries as an insert an alumni edition of UBC Reports, the
university administration's campus publication. The
UBC information office has responsibility for the editorial content and production of UBC Reports.
ISSN 0041-4999
Published quarterly by the Alumni Association of the University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, Canada. The copyright of all contents is registered. BUSINESS AND
EDITORIAL OFFICES: Cecil Green Park, 6251 Cecil Green Park Road,
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1X8, (604)-228-3313 SUBSCRIPTIONS: The Alumni
Chronicle is sent to all alumni of the university. Subscriptions are available at $5 a
year; student subscriptions $1 a year. ADDRESS CHANGES: Send new address
with old address label if available, to UBC Alumni Records, 6251 Cecil Green Park
Road, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1X8.
Return Requested.
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Member, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.
Indexed in Canadian Education Index
President's Message
One of my main objectives during the coming
year will be the implementation of the five-year
plan recently approved by the alumni board of
management. Copies ofthe plan can be obtained
by contacting the alumni office, Cecil Green
The plan implies an expansion of the
association's activities which cannot take place
without more volunteer involvement. Under the
revised constitution the major responsibility of
the vice-president is to recruit more volunteers.
If you'd like to help UBC, we'd like to hear from
The five-year plan committee re-stated the
alumni association's commitment to act as a link
between the university and the community. A
major vehicle for this is the Chronicle. We hope
to include items that will generate response from
our graduates.
Perhaps owing to the increased size of the
university, many recent graduates see their own
faculty as the primary focus of theeir interests.
Therefore the five-year plan recommended this
view be reflected in our approach to association
activities including fund-raising. During the
coming year we will put an increased emphasis
on faculty/division programming.
Dr. Douglas Kenny, president ofthe
university, has indicated his willingness to meet
with alumni in communities outside the lower
mainland. We look forward to involving as many
areas as possible in this program. It is also
planned to expand our branch and community
involvement activities such as the University
Singers' annual tours, the speakers bureau and
the mini open house events.
There is a new surge of enthusiasm within the
alumni association. I am thankful to be in a
leadership role at a time of change initiated by
my predecessors.
W.A. (Art)Stevenson, BASc'66,
President, 1980-81 The New Genetics
The Oldest Game in Town
Tim Padmore
One can argue that genetics is the oldest of the sciences. Long before recombinant DNA, long before Gre-
gor Mendel and his garden peas and long
before the industrious plant hybridizers of
the 1700s and 1800s there were systematic
efforts to manipulate the genetic material
of plants and animals to produce superior
organisms. After all, even the choosing of
the strongest and fairest woman of the
tribe to be the wife ofthe chief is a form of
genetic manipulation. The domestication
of animals and the development of productive food crops predate written records and, because of their practical
urgency, presumably anticipated the second oldest science, astronomy.
In the 20th century, genetics has become a half a dozen sciences as researchers
unravel the tangled threads of inheritance
and follow them to new applications in
medicine and chemistry. Today, animal
and plant science as well is receiving a
fresh boost from the exotic disciplines it
has spawned. At the same time, advances
are still being made in more prosaic and
venerable techniques.
All this is well-illustrated at the University of B.C.
For example, meet Brian Holl of plant
science. The lantern-jawed Prairie native
came to UBC last year after seven years at
the National Research Council's Prairie
Regional Laboratory in Saskatoon. He's
an expert on the genetics of nitrogen fixation, the process by which legumes like
clover, beans and peas can take nitrogen
from the air and convert it to ammonia,
effectively creating their own fertilizer.
One reason for the move to B.C., he says,
was the great potential here for using
legumes  to  fertilize  large  areas  of
4 Chronicle/Summer 1980 The percentage of protein
in our milk is slowly
declining — the effect of
breeding choices based on
economics rather than
nitrogen-poor rangeland, in reforestation
and for mine reclamation.
What Holl would like to do is tailor new
legumes that are more efficient nitrogen
fixers. He is focussing on "leg-
hemoglobin." Cut open one ofthe nodules
on the roots of a clover plant and it should
appear pink or red. What you're seeing is
the plant equivalent of human hemoglobin, the molecule that ferries oxygen from
lung to tissues. Leg(ume)-hemoglobin, a
very similar molecule, plays a quite different role.
What enables legumes to fix nitrogen is
a symbiosis between certain soil bacteria
(family name "Rhizobium") and the plant
itself. Back in some evolutionary yesteryear, the plants discovered they could
protect themselves from infection by the
bacteria by isolating the bugs in cysts or
nodules. The bacteria brought an enzyme, called nitrogenase, that can attach
hydrogen atoms to nitrogen to make am
monia. Ammonia is gold to a plant; now
there was a motivation to make the cyst
salubrious. The main amenities: nutrients
to fuel the conversion and a form of protein called globin. The bacteria contributed another complex molecule, one
built around an iron atom, called a home
group. Together, they made leg-
The leg-hemoglobin resolves what at
first sight would seem to be a fatal flaw in
the symbiosis — oxygen, required in
copious amounts to burn the nutrients,
poisons the nitrogenase enzyme. The
leg-hemoglobin protects the enzyme by
binding up free oxygen, releasing it only
as it is needed by the cells.
This much was known. But there are
many varieties of leg-hemoglobin and
what no one had tried to do is look for
"good" and "bad" hemoglobin and then
to breed plants that contain the most efficient sorts. Holl is using techniques from
microbiology in his search. To screen for
different varieties of hemoglobin, for
example, he uses electrophoresis, in
which minute quantities of proteins are
separated and identified by dragging them
through a gel with a weak electric field.
Contrary to what is written in many
textbooks, legumes do not necessarily revitalize soil, says Holl. "I'll probably be
drummed out of the club for this...but
under fertile conditions, nitrogen fixation
probably contributes only about 30 per
cent ofthe plant's total nitrogen." In other
words, 70 per cent is stolen from the store
of nitrates in the soil. A second theme of
Holl's research is directed to reversing this
There is a second enzyme that controls
the nitrate thefts, rather similar, as it happens, to the first. Holl hopes to pick apart
the mechanism that switches the two enzymes on and off to get clues to making
legumes that will act in fertile soil as they
Chronicle/5 ummer 1980 5 do in barren soil, where they will synthesize 100 per cent of their nitrogen needs.
In the meantime, he has four students
studying applications of legumes in B.C.
One is looking at their role in the high
grass lands near Kamloops, first to see if
they in fact contribute anything at all to
soil fertility, and second to explore the
possibilities of increasing the contribution. Another is looking at reclamation of
waste dumps from the Kaiser coal mines,
and two more are studying forestry applications. Reforestation is seen as vital to
sugar and high acid are two reasons why
B.C. wines don't shine. Of course, UBC
isn't the sunny Okanagan. But the experiment is still significant, says Eaton. Last
summer, a lovely one for Vancouver,
would rate as poor in the Okanagan, just
the sort of season when the grapes need
help most.
The research that makes Eaton really
excited doesn't involve experiments at all,
but a way of looking at experiments.
There are many linked factors involved in
evaluating, say, the yield of peaches per
A plant breeder may work 10 years to
come up with a couple of good
new strains.
B.C.'s future, but if foresters have to use
purchased fertilizers to guarantee subsequent crops the cost will be exorbitant,
says Holl. Legumes look like the answer:
"From an economic point of view it's so
logical it hurts." The main challenge is to
find strains that will grow well in the relatively acid conditions of the forest floor.
The work of George Eaton is a sharp
contrast. Eaton is a pomologist, a
specialist in fruit growing. Tree tall and
quiet spoken, he studies prosaic questions
like pruning, thinning and weeding. But
with some modern twists. Detailed hand
pruning of blueberries, for example, is too
expensive these days, so he and an undergraduate student are working out a system
where the grower simply mows his bushes
every few years and then applies fertilizers
to bring them quickly back into production. The hand clipper can also be replaced by chemical pruning: one example
is the thinning of apple blossoms to prevent trees from overbearing. (Fruit trees
often lock into a cycle of producing
plentiful-but-poor fruit one year, followed by a year of few fruit.)
One successful experiment involved
treating grapes with a chemical that releases ethylene gas. In tests last summer
on the UBC campus the gas increased
sugar content and decreased acidity. Low
acre. There's the number of trees per acre,
the number of peaches per tree, and the
size of each peach, Eaton explains. Each
factor can be broken down further — the
number of blossoms per branch, the
number of peaches per blossom, and so
forth. Which factors are the important
ones? Eaton is developing statistical
techniques to find out. The answers, he
believes, will enable researchers like himself to concentrate their limited resources
of money, time and manpower where they
will do the most good.
Right now he's applying the method to
cranberry growing. One surprising, although tentative, finding: a weed that
growers go to great expense to eliminate
may actually increase net production in
certain circumstances.
Breeding is a slow business — a plant
breeder may work 10 years to come up
with a couple of good new strains. With
animals, the lag may be even longer, because it takes so long to evaluate the results of each experiment. Ray Peterson of
animal science is working on one shortcut,
a technique that could cut years off the
time needed to decide whether dairy cows
are going to be good producers.
The idea is to measure metabolic precursors of performance, chemicals in the
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future lactation prowess.
The first (and perhaps the easiest) step
has been taken. Blood samples from more
than 500 cows in 35 dairy herds in the
eastern Fraser Valley were analyzed at a
human blood testing lab and levels determined for about 20 different chemicals.
Remarkably, levels of several chemicals
were closely correlated with milk production. One enzyme, alkaline phosphatase
or PA, went up and down with milk output so faithfully that Peterson estimates
he can predict production with 90 per cent
accuracy by simply measuring PA concentration in the blood.
The next step will be to take serum
from young animals, do the same blood
tests and then see how the animals produce as adults. Peterson already has the
necessary serum frozen away and the animals are now mature producers, so the
work will go quickly if he can get funding.
"If we could come anywhere close to
that 90 per cent, if we could take young
animals and predict their proof even with
a reliability of 50 per cent, the savings
would be very large." What the dairy
farmer would do, of course, would be to
select the good future producers, coddle
them to adulthood and use the rejects for
An even greater advantage is available if
the method will work with young bulls,
which otherwise take seven to eight years
to prove out. Peterson believes that the
blood chemical traits associated with milk
production genes may well persist even in
an animal which, because of its sex, will
never produce milk.
Every farmer, of course, is a breeder.
He chooses the best cows he can and orders semen from top bulls. Mostly this is
good for the breed, but there are forces,
Peterson has found, that can produce
negative results. One such force is the
pricing formula for milk. In B.C., the
formula rewards fat content but makes no
mention of protein. As a result, the
geneticist says, the percentage of protein
in our milk is slowly declining — the effect of breeding choices based on
economics rather than nutrition. In seven
years the protein level has declined by
about three per cent, he says. Based on
computer calculations of the genetic drift,
Peterson predicts that the total drop will
be close to 20 per cent.
"I don't want to get into saying you
should have such and such a percentage. I
just want to point out what the consequences of the present pricing formula
The consequences are an unsettling
reminder that genetic "manipulation"
proceeds willy nilly as a consequence of all
man's actions, as it has gradually for mil-
lenia, and as it will at an increasing pace in
the future. □
Tim Padmore, BA'65, (PhD, Stanford)
writes on science for the Vancouver Sun -
and occasionally for the Chronicle. W§?i.
Just for fun, drive something sensible.
The Volkswagen Rabbit has
always been a most sensible combination of economy, performance
and room, all wrapped up in one
single automobile.
So now, along comes a Rabbit
that makes sense and a splash at
the same time. The Rabbit GTI.
The Rabbit with extra flair.
With large front spoiler, husky
steel-belted radials, stylish black
fender flares, and sport accents
here, there, and everywhere.
All standard equipment on
the Rabbit GTI.
The beat goes on with an
AM/FM stereo system with cassette player, specially bolstered
sports seats with adjustable head
rests, sports steering wheel and
tachometer. Even a rear window
washer/wiper is standard on the
Rabbit GTI.
And while the Rabbit GTI gets
you there with flair, it also gets you
there in a flash. A fuel-injected engine zips this Rabbit from 0 to 80
km/h in just 8.2 seconds and does so
economically on regular gas with a
5-speed manual transmission.
Just for fun, check out a Rabbit
GTI at your nearest Volkswagen
Dealer. Common sense has never
been so exhilarating.
VW logo, Volkswagen and Rabbit ore registered trademarks owned by: Volkswagenwerk. A.G., West Germany. Registered user: Volkswogen Canada Inc , Toronto. A Very Pedestrian Campus Tour
With Maps and Mobility,
UBC is Yours For the Experiencing
Destination UBC...And not having set
foot on the Point Grey turf in nigh on 30
(20, 10 or even 5) years, you may be
suffering a touch of unease at the
prospect of finding your way amid the
new forest of buildings and parking
meters. Fear not! The Chronicle, ever
concerned with the welfare and
educational opportunities of its readers,
herewith provides a very condensed
guide to touring the campus.
Clip for future reference.
Equipment: Two feet or similar
transportation is essential as vehicles are
not permitted in many areas of the
campus. The great majority of the
buildings are now ramped for
UBC's 990 acres may seem a bit much
at one go for even the most avid tourists,
so these tours are limited. One and a
quarter hours will take you on a tour of
the health sciences and engineering
sectors or the arts and the library.
Getting here: There are a variety of bus
services and parking is available at
meters, parking lots (there's a new
parkade behind the recently opened
Koerner Hospital) or for the hardy types
there's always "C" Lot.
And Now for the Arts....
Head for the north side of
campus and our only remaining stone
gates. The tour map begins at Gate 3 (a
tall pillar with a 3, at the corner of
Crescent Road and Marine Drive. Start
your explorations along the East Mall
with the Curtis law building and the
Buchanan arts complex. A right turn
through Buchanan takes you to the
library lawn, where on a sunny day the
worshippers of Ra pay homage....Brock
Hall, behind the library, is used as a
study hall and the annex houses the
Crane library for the visually
handicapped...a long ramp in front ofthe
main library leads to the underground
undergraduate Sedgewick library with
the world's largest potted trees... .Head
south out of Sedgewick to the Bus Stop
(please note that the bus has not stopped
here for at least 15 years) for an ice cream
or the bookstore for a T-shirt...Behind
the bookstore is the computer science
building. To the south commerce and
business administration and to the north
some ofthe oldest buildings on campus,
semi-permanent in 1925 and still being
renovated. Today they house
mathematics, geography, administration
and the old auditorium....Walking north
behind the auditorium, you'll see the
armory now used for indoor tennis and
exams....A giant tuning fork marks the
music building, part ofthe MacKenzie
Centre for the Fine Arts, along with the
Lassarre fine arts/architecture building
and the Freddy Wood theatre....At the
end of the Main Mall is the flagpole and
the best view on campus. To your left the
faculty club and the graduate student
centre. Below you the university rose
gardens....Across Marine Drive, the
not-to-be-missed museum of
anthropology. Be sure to walk around the
building to see the totem poles and Haida
houses on the sea-side A stroll through
the rose garden takes you back to the
start ofthe tour.
We've not gone into any of the
buildings on these tours but you're more
than welcome to have a look. Explore a
bit off the beaten track. There's lots to
see. Information service telephones on
the Info UBC displays at the start ofthe
tour routes can answer any questions you
may have.
And while you're on campus come and
visit the alumni association at Cecil Green
Park. We're not on these maps but you'll
find us on Cecil Green Park Park Road,
roughly behind and to the east ofthe
museum of anthropology.
8 Chronicle/Summer 1980 Health Sciences and
From Gate 1, at University Boulevard
and Wesbrook Place head south, smile at
dentistry and take a look at the new
hospitals further south, the Koerner
acute care unit, the psychiatric hospital
and the extended care facility....A right
turn takes you in the direction of the
Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre, with its biomedical library and
the treasures of the Woodward memorial
room....A meandering route goes past
the Wesbrook building, the Cunningham
pharmaceutical sciences building and
across the East Mall to the engineering
buildings: civil, mechanical, electrical
and chemical and the Main Mall.... On
your way you'll pass a grove of trees
called the Fairview Grove, marking the
site of the first temporary buildings on
the campus...Head south across the mall
toward the MacMillan building, home of
forestry and agriculture. On returning to
the mall head north to the Barn, built
1917, for coffee and a UBC cinnamon
bun, sticky but good.
Refreshed, carry on to the Forward
metallurgy building west of the Barn and
to geological sciences, and B.C.'s only
dinosaur skeleton, and to geophysics and
astronomy, the one with the white dome
on top for their telescope. Back on the
Main Mall and still heading north you'll
pass the blue Scarfe education building
and the biological sciences building on
the other corner. Yes, the old building is
on the inside. It sprouted wings in the
'60s....At University Boulevard turn
right and pass the chemistry building,
old and new sections, and home
economics. The building with the yellow
disc (a radio telescope) on top is physics.
By now you are back in front of
Wesbrook. Across the street, the two
campus pools, the student union building
and the memorial gym and at the corner
where all this began, the new
administration building that has the
information on how to become a student,
pay fees or apply for a loan.  □
Chronicle/Summ-r 1980  9 • JL__P
- f^y^^'^y:
Call it a watershed, a crossroad, a turning point or even a new era and you'll
have some idea of where the UBC
Alumni Fund finds itself today.
In 1979-80 the alumni of The University of British Columbia contributed well
over $600,000 to their Alma Mater.
There's a real feeling of achievement in
that fact but also a real challenge for the
future. According to John Banfield, who
had headed the alumni fund committee
for the past two years, what's needed to
meet that challenge is greater participation from alumni.
The alumni fund committee has taken a
close look at its activities and come up
with a long-term plan to encourage more
alumni to give to UBC on an annual basis.
One of the keys to greater participation in
the fund is a change in solicitation
methods. In the past requests for donations have been almost entirely restricted
10 Chronicle/Summer 1980
to direct mail — those cards and letters
that probably seem to arrive on an unfailingly regular basis on your doorstep. Future plans include branching out into
areas like telethons, personal solicitation
by class or branch representatives or fund
raising projects that benefit your faculty
or special interest group. For example,
the health sciences grads are currently
seeking contributions to help endow the
John McCreary Lectureship Fund that
commemorates the late dean of medicine
and creator of the concept of the health
sciences centre. Dentistry alumni have a
Challenge fund that asks for a $100 gift
from each graduate, to establish a visiting
lectureship program for the faculty.
Members of the men's Big Block Club
raised $6,000 to help provide sweaters for
new club members and the proceeds ofthe
Frank Gnup Golf tournament enriched
the Gnup Scholarship Fund by $6,700.
These are ambitious plans for the
alumni fund, that will need lots of work
and lots of volunteers to help with that
work. "I think the challenge will be to get
the volunteers, organize ourselves and get
to work," said Banfield.
Commitment to Student Aid
The annual commitments of the fund
are a major alumni obligation. The scholarship and bursary program, which is
one of the largest alumni-sponsored student aid programs in North America,
needs $85,000 annually. Many alumni
choose to support these awards with their
gifts. The scholarships such as the Norman MacKenzie awards for first year and
community college students entering
UBC, the three scholarships funded by
U.S. based alumni, for which preference
is given to U.S. resident students and the Achievement and Challenge:
A Report from the UBC Alumni Fund
National Scholarship Program are a few
of the alumni scholarships that range in
value from $500 to $1,500. They are
awarded on the basis of academic excellence.
Bursaries are an essential part of university life. While students' marks must
reach a set standard, the bursaries are
given on the basis of need. The alumni
offer the Walter Gage Bursary Fund for
all UBC students and the John B. Macdonald Bursaries for the community college students entering UBC and they vary
in amount from $150 to $1,500.
There are two other major commitments for the fund — $10,000 for the
President's Alumni Fund and $20,000 for
the Buchanan Fitness Centre. The President's fund is a "no-strings-attached"
grant given to the university president to
help student and campus projects that
might not otherwise be undertaken. The
other commitment represents a pledge of
$100,000 over a five-year period to help
equip the John Buchanan Fitness Centre
in the Aquatic Centre. This pledge will be
fulfilled in 1981.
Gifts That Work Many Ways
The alumni fund welcomes gifts of all
kinds. Hundreds of UBC students have
benefitted from the gift of one graduate
which provides the funding to offer free
tennis lessons on campus every spring.
UBC's art collection has been enhanced by
valuable oil paintings and sculptures. The
library has been given collections of rare
books. But there is another kind of gift
that is most valuable because it can be
used in many ways. It is the undesignated
gift, or one to be used for "the area of
greatest need." Approximately 15 per
cent of all funds received fall into the undesignated category and their worth is
immense in terms of benefit to campus
life. These special funds are disbursed by
a volunteer allocations committee that
examines all requests for aid and makes
recommendations based on established
guidelines. This year the committee recommended grants totalling over
$52,000. Among these are:
• $6,000 to assist in the microfilming
and indexing of the Ubyssey;
• The student radio station received
$4,000 to purchase FM broadcasting
• $200 aided development of a journal of
medieval studies
• The women's athletics program used
$4,030 for competitions, championship travel and equipment. An additional $1,200 grant matched the gift of
an alumnus and enabled the women's
rowing team to participate in the
Canadian and U.S. championships;
Chronicle/.Summ-r / 980   11 Four superb film series will be in permanent
campus circulation if $26,500 can be raised
in the current alumni fund campaign.
A drop-in day care centre is a real and
urgent campus need. The alumni fund hopes
to raise $45,000 in the '80-81 campaign to
get the project completed.
• $7,200 subsidized intercollegiate non-
league sports participation in men's
• Over $15,500 provided travel assistance for students to attend academic
conferences, workshops and field
• $7,000 was used to produce a film on
Bill Reid's "Raven and the clamshell
legend" sculpture in the Museum of
• A festival of religion and the arts,
Songfest, the Arts '20 relay, the student debating society, the Chronicle
creative writing competition, the
AMS lecture series, and furnishings
for the reception area of the student
health service.
Where a Real Need Exists
As part of its long range plan the alumni
fund looked for projects — within the
$50,000 range — that would appeal to a
wide variety of interests "and that people
would like to support." A special Projects
Research Committee sought to identify
areas "where a real need exists." The
group subsequently recommended that
four major new projects be offered alumni
support — providing that sufficient funds
can be raised through alumni giving.
• Day Care: A changing university population has established a need for day care
(Continued page 14)
Alumni Fund
Resources Council
Total Alumni
Annual Giving
$600 -
Bequests from alumni ($202,239) are not
Shaded portions of graph are Gifts Received Through the
Alumni Fund
Blank portions of graph are Gifts Received from Alumni
Through the Resources Council
Dollar amounts are in thousands
74-75   75-76  76-77   77-78   78-79  79-80
Campaign Year
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facilities on the campus. Traditional co-op
centres help many students continue their
studies, but they do not fill every need.
The trend to part-time course work, increasing numbers of mature (over 25)
women attending university and a growing population of single parents mean that
the campus is in real need of a short stay,
drop-in type of day care centre. The university administration has agreed to supply
the space but there is much more to be
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finishing, with special play and rest areas
and washrooms, suitable for children six
months to eight years, and the basic program equipment add up to a bill of $45,000.
14 Chronicle/Summer 1980
The parents have turned to the UBC
Alumni Fund for help.
• Film plays an important part in education and if the alumni fund is able to provide a grant of $26,500 UBC will have four
outstanding film series in permanent
campus circulation: Civilization, Kenneth
Clark's survey of the arts through history,
John Kenneth Galbraith's The Age of Uncertainty, on political economics, TheLong
Search, a BBC-Time-Life series on world
religions and Connections, James Burke on
science and history.
• Pre-1900 Canadian history is falling
apart — at least its books and pamphlets
are. One solution is the Canadiana Collection, a Canada Council-funded project
to microfilm over 55,000 titles of
Canadiana published between 1545 and
1900. Although the UBC library has a
good collection of Canadiana, it is far from
The Canadiana Collection, over 55,000
titles, published between 1545 and 1900, in
microform, will become part ofthe UBC
library resources if the alumni fund is able to
provide $44,000 to assist the project.
complete and many of the books are deteriorating rapidly due to wear and poor
paper quality. The cost of bringing the
collection to UBC is $44,000. In return
the university will have a collection of
Canadiana better than any now in existence and in a form more permanent than
• In the Northwest corner ofthe campus,
is the Nitobe Garden and next to it, the
soon-to-be-opened Asian Centre. The
new centre will focus its activities on the
historical, cultural and economic links between Canada and the Asian nations. A
$34,000 grant from the alumni fund
would allow the Asian Studies Library,
which will be part of the new centre to
purchase film, books and journals, ensuring a meaningful research collection.
A Tribute to Walter Gage
"For me the success ofthe Walter Gage
Memorial Fund was the highlight of the
year," said John Banfield. "Gage was an
outstanding person. Perhaps the most
outstanding UBC has ever seen. I think
that the Gage Fund was a most fitting
tribute." The alumni fund played a key
role in establishing the Walter Gage
Memorial Fund in cooperation with the
students and the university administration. "The most optimistic of us were saying the final total of the fund would be
$150,000, and many were thinking
$100,000." But alumni donors exceeded
expectations and the Gage Fund endowment has passed the $200,000 mark and is
still receiving contributions.
The Gage Fund handles many of the
direct student aid requests that used to
come to the alumni fund. Dale Alexander, the alumni fund director sits on the
board of the Gage Fund ensuring that requests are dealt with by the most appropriate funding source. The Walter Gage
Memorial Fund has already made several
grants from its endowment income. It will
always remain open for further gifts to
that endowment.
The $500,000 Challenge
The 1980-81 UBC Alumni Fund campaign is about to begin. The goal is
$500,000 in alumni donations. It's an objective that will only be reached with the
help of many individuals.
Approximately $165,000 was received
in major gifts in 79-80. To replace this
amount in alumni gifts in the $25 to $100
range represents a formidable and unprecedented challenge. It means, in fact, that
the UBC Alumni Fund must increase next
year by more than the total number of
dollars received by the fund two years ago.
It's a real challenge — worthy of UBC and
its graduates. □ BC Studies:
but not Deadly
Daphne Gray-Grant
The first thing you notice is the books.
In the small room with the door
marked BC Studies massive shelves
are neatly lined with journals. But the
colors! Icy blues, cheeky greens, screaming yellows and warm browns form a
startling array of color, from floor to ceiling. And in the musty, fusty world of
academic publishing, you know you've
stumbled on something out of the ordinary.
Last year BC Studies, the journal with
the bright cover, celebrated its tenth anniversary. In over 40 issues it has turned
the high-powered gaze of the academic
microscope on to the province of British
Columbia — and along the way, it has
destroyed a couple of myths about
academic writing. This journal proves
that research can be rigorous and yet readable, and what is more, that B.C. is not
"The idea that you can understand this
country from a Toronto bird's-eye view is
dead," says Margaret Prang, who is a
founder and co-editor of BC Studies and
professor of history at UBC. "I think
British Columbia is an underdeveloped
area," she adds — not referring to railroads or convention centres, but rather to
academic study. But then BC Studies is
changing that.
Four times a year, anyone who is interested in British Columbia — from the
professor of sociology to the grade 10 history student — can read a wide variety of
material in the soft-cover, notebook-size
journal. "The rise of this journal goes
hand-in-hand with an increasing interest
in the regions of Canada. I like to think
that in a modest way we've encouraged
that interest," says Prang. "Now the idea
of regional studies is firmly established"
she says. But it wasn't always that way.
"On a number of occasions, Margaret
Prang and I had lamented the absence of a
journal to publish things about British
Columbia," says Walter Young, co-editor
of BC Studies and head of political science
at the University of Victoria. "Finally we
decided to do something about it."
"There was a great deal of good work
being done that never saw the light of
day," says Prang. "The material would be
sent to national journals, but never used
because it was considered 'too local'." (An
exception was the B.C. Historical Quarterly, a journal tht did publish local material — but it was concerned strictly with
historical articles. It folded in 1958.)
"I can't remember which of us said it
first, but Walter (Young) and I decided
that something had to be done," says
Prang. That something was called BC
Studies, a journal not only for historians,
but also for political scientists,
sociologists, anthropologists and archaeologists — and of course, the general
public. Getting the public interested was a
major aim, starting with issue Number 1,
in 1969.
Says Margaret Prang: "We wanted to be
scholarly, but we wanted to be readable
too." And her co-editor agrees. "We're
keen to publish articles that the person
who doesn't go to university can understand and enjoy," he says.
"We're not popular in the sense Maclean's is popular," warns Prang. "But we
do have a good reputation with both
Margaret Prang, with a wall-full of BC
Chronicle/Summer 1980   15 BC Studies  co-founder/editor, Walter
academics and non-academics." A glance
at the table of contents shows at least one
reason why. Variety. In any issue, articles
may range in subject from economics to
archeology, in treatment from macro to
micro, and in tone from formal to breezily
lucid. Those interested in art, for example, might savor an article on Emily Carr's
complaints about her unappreciative public. A lover of local history could find
satisfaction in a detailed account of the
establishment of water and sanitation services in Vancouver. And the type of person who enjoys People magazine might be
intrigued by a peek-a-boo glance at those
famous Fabians, Sidney and Beatrice
Webb, with an article on their brief time
spent in the Canadian west.
"We want something that's readable to
others than just academics," says Young,
describing how the editors know when
they've succeeded: "The printers tell us
whether or not they read the issue. That's
one of our greatest tests," he says with
obvious delight.
Another proof of BC Studies' success,
says Young, is the number of subscriptions going to places other than university
libraries. "We find it particularly satisfying that a large number of high schools are
using the journal." Moreover, the credentials of the writers they've published over
the past 10 years prove that being published in an academic journal is not the
exclusive domain of university professors.
"We consider — and publish — work by
high school teachers, graduate students
and even undergraduates," says Prang.
The criteria? "The quality ofthe research
and writing."
Even the most noble publishing venture, however, must face the gritty details
of reality. "When we started, we had no
money," says Young. But they went to the
Koerner Foundation for help and also received grants from B.C.'s three universities. "The first years we always felt we
were on the brink of disaster," says
Young. "But we survived." Presently
funded by UBC, the University of Victoria and the Social Science and
Humanities Research Council of Canada,
BC Studies is now off the academic endangered species list. "For the first time
in 10 years we're paid a small honorarium," says Prang. But she doesn't
mind it took a long time to get that far.
"We've had a lot of fun."
Fun? But then that's what makes BC
Studies different from the average
academic tome. It doesn't take itself too
seriously. A tradition of lively book re-
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views, for example (often followed by
equally-lively retorts) makes for entertaining reading — especially when George
Woodcock is on the defense stand:
"Never in 40 years of writing...have I
been reviewed at such length and with
such a paper-tigerish show of righteous
indignation as on this occasion," wrote
Woodcock, outraged that two gentlemen
should be foolish enough to find fault with
his most recent work. "Oh that my adversary would write a book!"
"I must say, we don't actually promote
those counter-attacks," says Margaret
Prang, with a laugh. "But I'm pleased
they're well read," she says, noting that a
famous dispute between UBC political
science professor Alan Cairns and Simon
Fraser professor Martin Robin has become required reading for many under-
gradute political science courses.
Also popular with readers is the detailed "Bibliography of British Columbia", compiled for each issue by UBC librarian Frances Woodward. The bibliography includes books, articles and theses
written after 1968 on the subject of B.C.
Woodward must track down hundreds of
journals in the sometimes elusive search
for articles on B.C. But she takes a special
interest in the job. "Recently I went on
holiday, walked into a bookstore in Kamloops and found four more books to add to
the list," she says with a certain satisfaction.
Another personal touch comes from
Mary Ellickson who supervises subscriptions, mailing and accounts to the 1,00
subscribers. "I like to become familiar
with the names," she says. And when subscribers forget to pay their account, instead of a bill, she sends a letter. "We have
no delinquent accounts." Every four
months, when 16 cartons of the journals
squeeze her into a corner of the office,
Ellickson is the one who mails the copies
of BC Studies as far east as Newfoundland
and as far north as Anchorage, Alaska.
Anyone unfamiliar with BC Studies
might wonder why Mr. William B.
Workman, 3310 East 41, Anchorage, is a
regular subscriber. Perhaps he's a former
B.C. resident and wants to keep in touch.
Or maybe he's a graduate student working
in the north and continuing academic research. But there's probably more to it
than that. BC Studies is, well, readable.
And maybe that's why Mr. Workman is
interested. Says Margaret Prang: "One
can be scholarly without being deadly."□
Daphne Gray-Grant, BA '79, is editor ofthe
Western News. Subscribers to BC Studies
are always welcome. A fee of $8 per year
dispatched to The Editors, BC Studies
UBC Press, University of British Columbia, 2075 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver B.C.
V6T 1W5, will put you on the list.
At press lime it was learned that BC
Studies has been awarded a certificate of
merit for its contribution to local history by the
Canadian Historical Association.
16 Chronicle/Summer 1980 Hi
Published as a supplement to the UBC Alumni Chronicle by
Information Services, University of B.C., 6328 Memorial
Road, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1WS. No. 12, Summer, 1980. Jim
Banham and Judie Steeves, editors.
UBC was a major stop for Prince Charles on April 1 during a
visit to Western Canada. He lunched at the Faculty Club and in
mid-afternoon unveiled a magnificent new seven-foot-high
sculpture entitled "The Raven and the First Men" in the campus Museum of Anthropology (above). The sculpture, commissioned by UBC benefactor Dr. Walter Koerner, depicts the
Haida Indian legend of the creation of man symbolized by raven
discovering man in a clam shell. It was carved over the past year
under the supervision of artist Bill Reid, who created a
miniature version of the work a decade ago. After looking over
the new work in detail with Chancellor J.V. Clyne, the Prince
of Wales toured the UBC museum under the guidance of director Michael Ames, left. The prince's visit to the campus ended
with a visit to TRIUMF, the cyclotron operated by four Western
Canadian universities on the south campus of UBC.
A special report on continuing
education begins on page 2.
The present status of and future
prospects for this important
aspect of UBC are examined in
detail in seven articles inside. University role crucial
in adult education future
UBC and
What philosophy underlies
jroar present efforts in the field of
continuing education?
What future direction* do you
see continuing education in your
area taking, given the kind of
world we*.* moving into over the
next couple of decades?
These were the two basic questions which a team of writer* for
UBC Reports a»ked in recent interviews with the head* of many
of the University's continuing
education units.
The articles resulting from
the»e interviews, written by
members of the staff of the UBC
Department of Information Services, make up almost the entire
content* of this supplement to the
UBC Alumni Chronicle.
In a wide-ranging survey such
as this, a number of impressions
• Universities everywhere
have a vital role to play in providing services for life-long learning; and *
• Society in general, including governments, professional organizations and individuals, will have to invest
mote money in adult education to
keep abreast of new intellectual
developments and to satisfy the
need* of die growing number of
people who seek new knowledge
for a variety ol reasons ranging
from economic improvement to
personal satisfaction.
We embarked on the project
during the April exam period. It
continued into May when many
of those interviewed were busy
marking student papers. Our
thank* to those who took time oat
from very busy schedules to
answer our question*.
Universities have a crucial role to
play both now and in the future in the
field of adult education.
That's the view of Prof. William
Griffith, head of the department of
adult education in UBC's Faculty of
Education, who believes that the
traditional roles of universities —
teaching and research — will be
heavily taxed to deal with everything
from educating the undereducated to
helping working professionals keep
abreast of the latest developments in
their disciplines.
Here are some snapshot views of the
problems and possibilities in adult
education garnered during an hour-
long conversation with Prof. Griffith.
• Many school boards are talking
about closing down or getting rid of
elementary and secondary school
buildings to ease the burden on taxpayers now that enrolments are
But, says Prof. Griffith, there are
more than 340,000 people in B.C.
who haven't even got a high school
education. They'll participate in a
program to upgrade their education if
it's available at low cost and at times
when they can conveniently attend.
"We have to think a lot more about
the alternate use of physical facilities
in the community."
• The most appropriate role for
the University in dealing with
Canada's aging population is research
that will lead to ways of retraining the
elderly, who have a tremendous
potential for making contributions to
society, but of a different kind than
they made in their prime.
UBC, he said, has established a
presidential committee on aging,
which is hoping eventually to establish
a research centre to bring together
people from many disciplines — "this
department being only one of them"
— to devise ways to help Canada's
older citizens cope with the problems
posed by aging and a dynamic society.
• University continuing education
programs can make a tremendous
contribution to third-world development by training a cadre of specialists
who will be prepared for a different
cultural experience when they take up
positions abroad.
"The third world," says Prof. Griffith, "is hungry for guidance on intelligent ways of developing, and the
west hasn't been very bright about
helping them. We've suggested
capital-intensive   ways  of  improving
when what the third world really
needs is labor-intensive ways of improving."
• Universities are coming to realize
that their obligation is not just to_pro-
duce the best possible graduates in
each professional area, but to accept
the responsibility for helping graduates to remain competent throughout
their professional lives.
"About 30 per cent of doctors and
practitioners in other professions are
either so physically isolated or have
such an overload of work that they're
still doing what they learned 15 or 20
years ago. They're becoming obsolete
because they don't have the stimulation of being associated with a university or a large hospital, where there's a
constant exchange of information. It's
no fault of theirs — it's a structural
fault of our society."
• Faculties of arts and humanities
have to be brought into the adult-
education picture to help society to do
some hard thinking about questions
related to the quality of life.
"We're about as confused as it's
possible to be when it comes to questions of ethics, morals and values,"
says Prof. Griffith. "And you don't
have to go very far to see how confused. Take a walk down Granville
Street some night or take a quick look
in a divorce court. We've got problems
we don't know how to deal with."
The humanities, for instance, have
to guide us in thinking about the
revolution in rising expectations on
the part of women. "Continuing
education programs have helped
women become more independent,"
says Prof. Griffith, "but in some
respects these programs can be
dysfunctional if they don't re-educate
the family unit to appreciate, accept
and value a new role for women.
"We're not very bright if our solution to the problem of how a woman
realizes her fullest potential is for her
to leave the family and abandon those
responsibilities. It's the integration of
new life roles with the things in our
society which we believe are good and
should be maintained that we don't
yet know how to deal with."
• Look for increasing government
intervention and public pressure
which will require professionals to
continue their education after they've
graduated from university training
In the United States, it's now mandatory for professionals in some 50 oc-
2/UBC Reports Prof. William Griffith, head of the adult education division in UBC's
Faculty of Education, says universities have a crucial role to
play now and in the future in the field of continuing education.
cupations to take continuing education programs, Prof. Griffith says, and
he forsees Canadian legislation that
will require similar programs in
Canada, probably worked out in collaboration with professional organizations, as is the case south of the
"I think, too," says Prof. Griffith,
"the public is becoming more and
more aware of its rights and is
demanding protection against the
possibility of malpractice in the case of
health professionals."
• Universities have a special
obligation to educate "middle men,"
specially trained people who stand
between the generators of "an avalanche of literature full of new ideas"
and the practitioner, "who senses what
his or her problems are but doesn't
have a pipeline for getting at information."
Prof. Griffith sees the computer as
being helpful here and says more is
needed by way of review articles,
which will "summarize and evaluate
research and present it in a manner
useful to the practitioner. Digests of
research literature are beginning to
appear, but the accelerating rates at
which knowledge is accumulating
leads me to believe that what we're going to need are digests of digests."
• When it comes to who pays for
continuing education,   Prof.  Griffith
believes we've been asking the wrong
"Instead of asking who benefits
from continuing education," he says,
our response to the 'who-pays' question has been that the professional
ought to pay all the costs.
"But the real question in considering the competence of doctors, lawyers
or engineers is 'Are they
up-to-date., .are they competent
because they know about the latest
developments in their fields?'
"If we can increase the level of participation in continuing education by
professionals by offering free or low-
cost courses, it seems to me it's the
public that benefits because better
service is delivered. So I favor subsidized continuing education wherever
this makes a difference in the participation rate, always keeping in
mind that there's a group that believe
you get what you pay for and'anything
free can't be valuable. For this latter
group, it may even be necessary to
provide courses at very high costs."
All this means a new approach to
the question of government funding
for continuing education, Prof. Griffith adds. "Right now, universities
aren't funded to carry out this role.
We need to convince governments at
all levels of the benefits of continuing
education and the need for more
research money that will give us the
facts on which to build more and better programs."
UBC program
is 'destined
to grow'
UBC has one of the better-
known academic programs in adult
education in the world and is one
of three Canadian institutions
where it's possible to earn a degree
in the subject to the doctoral level,
says Prof. William Griffith, who
heads the program in the Faculty
of Education.
More than 200 full- and part-
time students are registered for
post-graduate study in the department, which offers the Doctor of
Education degree, two master's
degrees and a diploma in adult
Faculty interests within the
department cover a wide range of
interests and include development
of programs for the elderly, adult
basic education for the illiterate
and undereducated as well as those
whose mother tongue is not
English, distance education and
the development of more appropriate delivery systems for the
isolated professional and adult
learner, and development of programs to aid industry in retraining
workers whose jobs have been
redesigned or eliminated.
Prof. Griffith's own interests lie
in developing ways in which the
myriad of institutions offering continuing education programs can
co-operate so that the intended
learner can be put in touch with
community resources. "Right now,
those with the least amount of
education have the greatest difficulty finding out what learning
resources are available and government incentives are needed to provide a more rational delivery
system in the interest of serving the
The interests of UBC faculty
members mean close co-operation
between the department and community organizations, including
trade and professional groups as
well as other UBC departments
and educational institutions.
Prof. Griffith expects that enrolment in graduate programs offered
by the division will continue to
grow. "There has been some
retrenchment in terms of enrolment at the undergraduate level in
education," he says, "but in terms
of the needs and demand for adult
education everywhere, I believe
this is one area that is destined to
UBC Reports/3 Jindra Kulich is director
of the most visible of all
UBC units that provide continuing
education programs for the public.
Flexibility seen as key
for continuing ed centre
By far the most visible of all the
UBC units providing programs and
services for the public at large is the
Centre for Continuing Education,
which last year met the needs of more
than 40,800 persons and expects to ex--
ceed that total during the current
academic year.
In addition to administering a
growing credit correspondence program, the centre offers a broadly-
based, year-round series of activities,
including a free summer program for
senior citizens, certificate programs in
criminology and early childhood
education, and a fall and spring non-
credit program that includes international relations, personal growth and
development, creative arts, social
sciences and pre-retirement education .
The centre also has close ties with a
number of UBC's professional faculties and schools — Applied Science,
Community and Regional Planning,
Librarianship and others — which offer on- and off-campus continuing
education programs designed to keep
practising professionals abreast of the
latest developments in their fields.
CCE director Jindra Kulich, who
heads a staff of 80 persons, likes to
point out that the centre has served as
a proving ground for new activities
and programs almost from the day it
was formally organized as the Department of University Extension in 1956.
"The most obvious examples," he
says, "are theatre and music programs. Both these activities were
fostered and developed in the old extension department long before they
were organized as formal University
departments offering degree programs." (For a backward look at how
the University met the needs of theatre
groups in B.C., see pages 8 and 9.)
Mr. Kulich points to 1970 as a
watershed year in the history of extension activities at UBC. "The decision
to change the name from the extension department to the Centre for
Continuing Education was more than
just window dressing," he says. "It
denoted a change in philosophy which
is based on the idea that the centre not
only extends what is found in credit
programs but has an independent life
of its own and can venture out and
engage in programs for which there is
no logical base in any existing
academic department."
This change in philosophy is best illustrated, Mr. Kulich says, by CCE
services provided through the
Women's Resources Centre in downtown Vancouver, the women-in-
management program fostered by
CCE staffer Eileen Hendry (see page
6), and the centre's response to the
needs of professionals in all parts of
the province.
4/UBC Reports The highly successful Women's
Resources Centre organized by Anne
Ironside, which last year provided
counselling and advisory services to
more than 9,000 persons, is more than
just a centre for assisting women who
want to alter their lifestyles.
"The Women's Resources Centre
has not only filled an important need
in the community," Mr. Kulich says,
"it has also stimulated people to enrol
as students at UBC and it has
demonstrated UBC's presence as a
force in the community.
"More important, however, is its
function as a role model for the
establishment of similar centres in
other parts of the province. Anne
Ironside prepared a report based on
the experience of the Vancouver centre which was accepted by the provincial education ministry and is serving
as the basis for establishment of
Women's Access Centres in regional
colleges throughout the province.
"So one of our most important functions is this pioneering of new services
and programs. These begin on a pilot-
project basis and as they develop we're
able to iron out difficulties and problems and advise other agencies of pitfalls to be avoided and areas of
strength to be emphasized when the
service becomes available on a wider
basis in other parts of the province."
Mr. Kulich also points to the
centre's pre-retirement education program as an example of how the CCE
responds to societal trends, in this case
the rapidly increasing proportion of
the population aged 65 and over. CCE
staffer Gail Riddell worked closely
with a United Way task force on
retirement in the preparation of a
film, which was shown on cable stations throughout B.C., and an accompanying set of pamphlets. So far, the
centre has sold some 40,000 sets of the
Another aspect of this program has
been to train people who offer preretirement courses in regional colleges. Mr. Kulich emphasizes that this
function — training teachers who can
take new knowledge to the four corners of the province — is one of the
key roles underlying the operations of
the CCE.
The centre's Continuing Education
in Engineering program is one held up
by Mr. Kulich as a model demonstrating how the CCE co-operates with professional faculties to keep working
professionals abreast of the latest
developments in their field.
"Duff Macdonell, who runs the program, is responsible to the dean of Applied Science for the content of the
program and to me for the financial
and day-to-day operations of the service. The Faculty of Forestry is in the
process of mounting credit programs
through our correspondence section,
Now you can learn
on holiday at UBC
A family from the Cariboo has
decided to spend a week of their vacation together at UBC. They're camping just outside the city and they come
onto campus each morning.
Oldest youngster is dropped off at
the sports centre for his recreation
program; youngest is dropped off at
the day care centre; middle youngster
has a puppetry course; and mom and
dad head over to their morning course
in parenting.
This scenario could happen this
summer for the first time at UBC with
the co-operation of all the different
campus agencies and services
available, brought together by the
Centre for Continuing Education.
Phil Moir, ProgTam Director for
Special Projects, Services and Summer
Programs, provided the scenario to illustrate the centre's learning vacation
concept of putting together all
available activities, programs and
courses in a package — geared particularly for families.
"It's everyone's University. Let's
hope people see our summer programming as encouragement to come on
campus. There's so much happening
here in the summer; there's something
for everyone," he commented.
Mr. Moir's mythical family from the
Cariboo might decide the next day to
take the free field trip organized by
the Botanical Garden, then drop the
youngsters off at the kitemaking
workshops while the parents play a
round of golf just off-campus. They
might all have dinner at the beach
and then go to one of the musical or
theatrical evenings on campus.
Next year, the centre and the UBC
Alumni Association have plans for
carrying this type of packaged summer programming one step further.
Dr. Peter Jones, alumni association
executive director, sees great possibilities in the idea of an Alumni College
for a week in the summer.
"It would be a real marriage of interests for CCE and the alumni
association. We could handle all the
publicity and help with the organizing
and the CCE people are professionals
at putting things like that together,"
Dr. Jones commented.
Alumni would be invited to return
to the campus and live in residence for
the duration of the college while they
attended a series of academic lectures,
workshops and seminars based on a
particular theme.
Dr. Jones sees a lot of scope for the
imagination in deciding on the theme
each year. One under consideration is
Alternative Energy Sources, he noted.
Both new types of programming are
the trend of the future, Mr. Moir
feels. "Both allow UBC to share its
resources with as many families as
possible and a variety of ages.
"Along with our free programs for
senior citizens in the summer, there is
obviously more emphasis on providing
learning activities for everyone."
which we call Guided Independent
Study, and we'll be even more deeply
involved with them when the credit
program is in place and they start
thinking about non-credit short
courses and workshops."
In discussing the future of continuing education at UBC, Mr. Kulich
emphasizes the word "flexibility."
"There's no question that some articulation...sorting out of roles...between the universities, the technical institutes, the school boards and the
regional colleges will take place to
reflect the courses and services that
each is best equipped to offer and to
avoid duplication," Mr. Kulich says.
"There's also talk of government
legislation to make continuing education mandatory for professionals. The
important point here is that the universities should make then- views
known to government on this topic
and that they be given adequate fund
ing and time to plan and mount such
The revolution in communications
— pay TV and satellite broadcasting
— is another area that will have a
huge impact on continuing education,
Mr. Kulich believes. "There are those
who say that these developments will
cut into existing programs, but that
flies in the face of past experience,
which has been that television has
made people hunger for more education. I don't see these developments as
a threat; I think they hold out great
"All these developments will mean
some readjustment for each of the institutions providing continuing education services," he says. "Those that are
flexible enough to respond to the
changing needs of our society will benefit. Those which are inflexible and
unwilling or unable to change will go
down the drain."
UBC Reports/5 Eileen Hendry, organizer of the
Women's Network, speaks to members at
luncheon in downtown Vancouver hotel.
Response overwhelming
"I never thought it would be this
popular. The numbers just overwhelm
me," exclaimed Eileen Hendry when
asked about the success of her brainchild, the Women's Network.
Ms. Hendry is director of Women in
Management and - Career Development programs in UBC's Centre for
Continuing Education.
"At each network gathering there's
a good spirit of women working for
and with each other to improve their
work lives. Networking; calling each
other up after the meeting when one
wants or needs a service one of the
other members can provide; just having lunch together. That's what it's all
about," Ms. Hendry explained.
"It will take a bit longer than I
thought at the start. I'm surprised at
the extent to which women are novices
at networking; at even introducing
themselves to one another," she said.
"But it is doing what it was set up to
do. If it continues doing what's it's doing now it should be able to disband
within two years.
"Women will be doing the meeting,
referring, consulting, and contacting
amongst themselves without the formal structure of a network," she explained.
How did it start? Ms. Hendry was
getting hundreds of calls from women
with many questions she couldn't
answer but which she knew could be
answered by other women. "Basically,
they needed contacts, information,
and advice from women in business, so
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I knew what was needed was a social
mixing of women. The word 'network'
came later," she said.
Right from the beginning an overwhelming response was normal, rather
than the exception for the Women's
Network. The network began with an
inaugural dinner meeting on Oct. 31,
Reservations were received from
650 women for a dinner planned for
200. Only 450 could be accommodated, so a second, and a third dinner meeting were organized in the
next few weeks, drawing a total of
1,250 women. Two months later there
were 400 to 600 members and the centre had to hire a co-ordinator —
Catherine Racine — just for the program. By the end of April there were
more than 900 members, and the
figures were expected to top 1,000 in
"The Vancouver Board of Trade
with staff and a building have less
than 3,000 members," is Ms. Hendry's
laughing, incredulous comment on
the rapid growth of the network.
And it's not likely the Women's Network will stop drawing new members
this year. The first few newsletters
have gone out to members, and a
director) of members is on its way:
both invaluable tools in any network
starting up.
"The guys have been doing it instinctively for years. We have to learn
to do it," she said.
UBC's Faculties of Forestry and Agricultural Sciences, co-occupants of
the MacMillan Building on campus,
have chosen different methods of
reaching the outside community, and
both are proving successful.
Both faculties have begun a massive
expansion of their continuing education programs: Agricultural Sciences
through the regional college system
and Forestry through correspondence
courses. Both have established advisory committees to work with recently-
appointed directors of continuing education in each of the faculties.
Prof. Donald Munro, the off-
campus Forestry director, said his first
priority is the development of correspondence courses through the Guided
Independent Study Centre of UBC's
Centre for Continuing Education.
He said the professional people interested in continuing education
courses in Forestry are widely scattered
throughout the province, which makes
it difficult for them to attend weekend
lecture courses.
As a result, he said, the faculty decided to develop correspondence
courses which could be mailed to individuals interested in upgrading their
professional qualifications.
Five such courses, at the 200 and
300 levels, are being prepared now for
a September mailing, and four other
courses are being considered for development.
Since the programs were announced
at the beginning of the year, enquiries Pioneering agreement covering co-operation between Cariboo College in
Kamloops and UBC's Faculty of Agricultural Sciences for offering credit and
non-credit courses was signed recently by college principal Charles Brewster,
seated left, and Dean Warren Kitts, head of UBC's Faculty of Agricultural
Sciences, seated left. Looking on are Dr. Maurice Granger, chairman of
physical and life sciences at the Kamloops college; Dr. Michael Pitt, UBC range
specialist who co-ordinates courses at the college; Maureen Garland, associate
director of the Agricultural Sciences Interior Program; and Dr. George Winter,
director of the UBC faculty's program.
from the province's 3,000 foresters,
forest engineers and forest technicians
have been coming in at the rate of five
a day.
"So far as we know," Prof. Munro
said, "these UBC courses are the first
university-level correspondence
courses in Forestry offered anywhere.
One of them is somewhat experimental and involves tape recording 15 60-
minute lectures on cassette tapes,
which will be supplemented by a reading list supplied as part of the course."
Prof. Munro said all of the courses
would count toward completion of a
UBC degree and would be the equivalent of courses offered on campus.
Forestry also plans to work with the
province's regional colleges to identify
and upgrade college courses that
could be enriched or modified to meet
UBC Faculty of Forestry requirements,
so that Forestry students in the future
might combine college, university and
correspondence as they work for degrees.
Prof. Munro said it should be possible by September, 1981, for a student
to complete two years of a five-year
professional forestry course at any of
the major regional colleges. He said
independent study (correspondence)
could account for a third year, leaving
the student with only two years to be
taken on campus.
In Agricultural Sciences, the situation is different, since the education
market includes working farmers and
ranchers as well as agriculture industry professionals.
"It is imperative that we keep the
agriculture industry abreast of progress in agricultural production and ensure that both producers and professionals have the opportunity to upgrade their knowledge," said Dean of
Agriculture Warren Kitts.
And Prof. George Winter, the agricultural economist who heads up the
continuing education program in Agricultural Sciences, elaborates:
"Canadians mistakenly take their
food supply for granted. In reality, the
fecundity of our agriculture derives
from a carefully nurtured system involving thorough education and diligent, if quiet, research behind the
"Most of us assume that bad famines (such as have taken 40 million
lives in the past two centuries) will not
happen in Canada. Similarly, we assume that good things such as new varieties of wheat or rapeseed will be
forthcoming to double our yield along
the lines of the green revolution. But
avoiding the bad and achieving the
good is not automatic.
"In the Interior Program, it is our
goal that British Columbians throughout the province be enabled to understand the so-far bounteous food system, and that the diligent be enabled
to reach a level of professional compe
tence so that they can themselves contribute to that bounty."
After more than two years of planning, Agricultural Sciences began offering credit and non-credit courses
this spring at the College of New Caledonia in Prince George, Cariboo College in Kamloops and through Okanagan College in Kelowna and Vernon.
Agricultural Sciences professors
from UBC went to the colleges to give
such courses as Animal Production
(Animal Science 258) in Prince
George, An Introduction to Agricultural Sciences (Agricultural Sciences
100) in Kamloops, and Farm Management (Agricultural Economics 301) in
Vernon — to list just some of the
courses arranged after regional consultations. Dr. Walter Carlson became
UBC's Prince George professor, and
Dr. Michael Pitt has been stationed in
Kamloops since the beginning of the
In addition to the specific courses
offered at the Interior colleges, a symposium on boreal agriculture held
March 15 in Prince George drew more
than 100 participants, and one on
sprayed effluent disposal systems held
March 22 in Kelowna drew more than
Sherran McLennan, who did a year
of Home Economics at UBC "many
years ago," took the animal production course in Prince George and said
she "just loved it."
She said she and husband Bob lived
in Prince George for 11 years before
buying 600 acres in the area with the
idea of farming. They've cleared 100
acres now and have 31 beef cattle, two
milch cows, and chickens.
Ms. McLennan says she is the farmer in the family, describing her husband as "the best mechanic in Prince
George," but says they hope some day
to be farming full-time, "and we want
to do it the right way." She says she'll
take agricultural economics next, and
then farm management when the
course is offered at New Caledonia.
Since summer is the busiest time for
most of the province's farmers, most of
the Agricultural Sciences off-campus
program winds up in June, although
Dr. Pitt will conduct a summer course
in range management in the Kamloops area.
Maureen Garland, associate director of agriculture's Interior Program,
said she is pleased with the way things
are going.
"In the long term," she says, "the
courses and programs presented
throughout British Columbia will lead
to improved production efficiency."
UBC Reports/7 "I was furious.
So I wrote a letter to George
Dorothy Somerset
Sydney Risk
One of the first activities of the
UBC Department of Extension when
it was formally established in 1936
was to provide assistance for
theatrical groups in small communities throughout B.C. and the
Yukon. The people associated with
this project were Dorothy Somerset,
who later became first head of the
UBC theatre department and who
was known as "the first lady of the
theatre in B.C." in her day, and
Sydney Risk, a well-known actor
and director who was for many years
associated with UBC theatrical activities. University archivist
Laurenda Daniells recently brought
Miss Somerset and Mr. Risk together
for a lengthy, tape-recorded conversation about theatre in Vancouver
and at UBC. The following excerpt
relates some of the anecdotes connected with the extension department's theatre project.
multiplication of (drama) groups, of
community companies...and certainly
the emergence of the Dominion
Drama Festival (in the 1930s), made
community drama groups aware of
standards. They thought: "We must
have standards, high standards of production, we want to learn."
And they turned to the University.
This was in 1937. Robert England was
the director of the extension department that first year. It was my last
year as director of the Players Club
and it was logical for him to turn to
me and say, "I've been asked for help
by community drama groups."
The first cry for help came from Invermere, in the Kootenays. I went up
there for a week in the midst of winter
— I saw the ramparts of the Rockies
for the first time — to give one short
drama course.
Later that year Gordon Shrum succeeded Mr. England as head of extension... and he asked me if I would accept a part-time appointment and
take charge of community drama-
group extension courses, and I was
delighted to accept.
I remember going up to Quesnel —
fascinating little place — where I was
met at the train by a member of the
Quesnel drama group. I have to interrupt here to say that the extension
department provided travel expenses
and equipment — what it could afford to buy — and the local group had
to put me up, board and breakfast,
lunch and dinner.
And this lady met me and said,
"You're staying at the hotel, which
was formerly the Hudson's Bay factor'*
house." And I said, "That'*
delightful," and it was — rather shabby, but an interesting place.
And she said, "Now you have
breakfast every morning at the
Chinese restaurant, which is two
blocks away. I don't know about lunch
and dinner. It will be a different place
each day and we will let you know just
ahead of time."
So that's the way I went for a week,
never quite knowing where my lunch
and dinner were going to be, but
thoroughly enjoying it.
Then I remember Trail. We had no
money in the extension department —
well, very little ready money. I was
taking _p equipment to demonstrate
makeup...the making of scenery, and
I got the University lighting engineer
to make a salt-water dimmer for me.
Some of my best friends at the
University were the people belonging
to Buildings and Grounds (now
Physical   Plant) the janitors,  the
drivers of trucks, the painters. I can't
ever say how much I owe to them.
Anyway, I had nothing to carry this
equipment in. So I got from stores
some of those great big cardboard
boxes that paper towels come in and I
travelled with all the equipment in
In those days you went to Castlegar
by train and then you transferred to
another train that took you to Trail.
And there I was on the train to Trail,
with three huge cardboard boxes in
front of me. It was autumn, the time
of year when travelling salesmen go
out, and one of them came up to me
and said, "And what are travelling
MR. RISK: I was completely snowbound in Whitehorse in the Yukon
once. I went up to give a short course
there and found it was the army —
there was a large army base there —
was in charge of taking care of me and
showing me around.
They put a car at my disposal and a
young private to drive it. I can't
remember his name, but everybody
called him Yak. One night a blizzard
struck and for three days nothing
moved in Whitehorse. I don't think I
was ever so cold in my life. The
temperature went down to nearly 50
below zero at one point.
8/UBC Reports Bernard Shaw/
When it came time to get on the
small plane that was to take me back
to Prince George, where I was to catch
a larger plane, the seven or eight
passengers were given mitts and they
put gauze across our faces and we were
told to hold onto a rope.
And we were told the captain would
be at the head of the line holding the
rope lightly, a steward and stewardess
were at the back and we were to
follow, walking very slowly and
breathing very shallowly.
I was petrified. I could see myself
dropping dead on the ice at any moment. I wondered whether the plane
would really, really take off or not.
MISS SOMERSET: Just one more
Story. The Canadian Broadcasting
Corporation and one of its producers,
Andrew Allen, were amazingly helpful
in those days. For three years the
CBC, in conjunction with the extension department, ran a series of radio
programs directed to community
drama groups.
The third year we wanted to put on
one of George Bernard Shaw's one-act
plays... The Dark Lady ofthe Sonnets.
I wrote to Shaw's agent explaining we
were helping community drama
groups throughout the province and
asking what the royalty would be for
this one performance.
They wanted $1,200. Well, the
CBC didn't have it and neither did the
extension department, and I was
furious. I wrote to Shaw. I said: "Now
here is this program serving 80 ...
community groups throughout the
province and we want to introduce
your plays to them, to encourage them
to enlarge their repertoire, and (your
agent) tells us that it's going to cost us
royalties of $1,200."
I said: "Those fees are not
available. Does (your agent) represent
your point of view?"
And Bernard Shaw wrote back one
of his famous post cards saying, no,
playwrights didn't always agree with
their agents, and offering us any play
of his — playing for an hour or under
— for this purpose, free of royalty.
And (he said) if we would consider,
or wanted to consider, putting on a
full-length play (of his) for these same
groups, he would be willing to discuss
the royalty with us.
We sent him — I had made — a
map of B.C. showing where grizzly
bears were, where you caught salmon,
where the deer were. And I marked on
that map every one of those 80 community drama groups.
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A photostat of the famous postcard, now in the special collections division of the
UBC Main Library, from George Bernard Shaw giving permission to perform,
without royalty, any of his plays running less than 50 minutes.
UBC Reports/9 Commerce sees many opportunities
for continuing education in future
Dr. Fred Siller, the associate dean
of Professional Programmes in UBC's
Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration, is quick to agree.
If there is one word that can be used
to describe the continuing education
programs his faculty stages annually
for more than 10,000 businessmen
and women throughout Canada it is
UBC's business school, he says,
clearly sees itself .as a professional
faculty, and, as such, it has a very
clear interest in the practicing
business community. "They're the
practitioners of our profession," he
adds, "and by definition a practitioner
is interested in pragmatic things."
Another fact that Dr. Siller sees
clearly is that the interaction between
his faculty and the business community is a two-way street.
"We have to be sensitive to what the
business community perceives as its
needs at all levels, from the president
of the company down through the
firing-line administrators to the people who are working at the introductory level of management. In addition, we have to be able to cut across
the various disciplines within a
business and try to serve the needs of
such groups as accounting, production, finance and marketing as well as
the people-management aspects of the
whole organization."
Which means, of course, that Dr.
Siller has to spend a fair amount of
time in contact with the business community. In addition to being active in
a number of downtown business
organizations, he's a member of the
professional development and education committees of various groups
which sponsor continuing education
programs for which the commerce
faculty provides educational support.
"We try to blend the perceived need
for programs, as articulated by the
business community, with the
resources that are available to us. We
try to seek out instructors that we
think are well-informed...enlightened...and up-to-date in the current
state of the art in their area. This expertise may come from our own faculty, from that of other universities or
from the downtown business community itself," he says.
The other side of Dr. Siller's two-
way street is the initiatives which the
commerce faculty takes to mount or
suggest programs which it thinks have
merit. "To a certain extent," he says,
"the business community looks to the
business school for leadership in tak-
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ing to them messages about what we
think will be the serious management
problems of the future."
And with only a brief pause to
organize his thoughts, Dr. Siller can
rattle off four wide-ranging areas
which he thinks provide plenty of opportunity in continuing education in
the future.
"To start with," he says, "there are
the implications of the present and
future state of the economy. Inflation
is severely testing the long-standing
accounting and financial procedures
which are presently in use for the purpose of documenting what a business
accomplishes and what it fails to accomplish."
And even when a business is able to
make adequate assessment of its accomplishments, he continues, many
companies find that making decisions
about the future, be it developing new
products or dropping old ones or expanding plants or closing them,
becoming more and more complicated.
Hand in hand with this has come
the problem of unemployment, he
adds, and the phenomenon of
"stagflation" (a word that, combines
stagnation and inflation). "These
events aren't supposed to happen at
the same time according to classical
economic theories."
As a result of these developments,
Dr. Siller sees lots of opportunity for
the UBC business school to provide
leadership and guidance in terms of
enlightened labor relations, improvements in the quality of working
life and training in skills at both the
junior and senior management levels,
where responsibilities are certain to
become more complex.
A second area providing plenty of
scope for continuing education is that
of consumer interest and activity.
"The present-day consumer," says Dr.
Siller, "is more sophisticated, better
educated, more concerned about getting value for his or her dollar and
more critical of business performance.
So there's lots of room for working
with business on the problems of
assessing opportunities for the
development and introduction of new
products, making pricing decisions
that ensure value for the customer and
profit for the company, and improving the quality of distribution systems
that move goods and services to the
consumer and refining the substance,
tenor and tone of promotional
A third area of opportunity lies in
helping business to cope with increasing intervention by all levels of government which have come to see
themselves as the spokespersons for the
market place. "I expect to see at the
federal level more control of foreign
investment and off-shore producers of
goods designed, in the government's
eyes, to protect Canadian business
from outside domination. Governments at the provincial and municipal
levels are also likely to become more
active in areas under their jurisdiction, ranging from Sunday opening
and closing hours to all kinds of
distribution and manufacturing activities they will allow in different
And finally, Dr. Siller says he sees
opportunities to make contributions to
continuing education on a national
scale particularly within the scope of
competence of two divisions unique to
his faculty — Urban Land Economics
and Transportation.
"The whole problem of urban planning...housing...the liveable community is becoming increasingly difficult in Canada," says Dr. Siller, "as
population shifts occur to areas of
economic opportunity. Our Division
of Urban Land Economics can play a
very significant national role in looking at these problems in terms of
research and serving in an advisory
and teaching capacity to industry and
The faculty's Transportation Division would perform much the same
function, he says, in providing new
knowledge about the problems
Canada faces because of its geography. "Basically, Canada is a
5,000-mile ribbon of industrial and
agricultural development along the
49th parallel," he points out, "and
that raises all kinds of problems in
terms of the distribution of goods and
"The Transportation Division,
which has experts in transportation by
land, sea and air, is probably going to
be called on to advise and be a source
of instructors and teachers."
And, of course, Dr. Siller expects
that the commerce faculty will continue to carry on its existing programs
in such areas as Executive Programmes, which offers one-, two- and
three-day high-level, hot-topic gatherings for people in B.C. and other parts
of Canada, diploma and certificate
division courses which lead to professional designations for accountants,
bankers and marketers, who study for
up to five years on a part-time basis, Associate dean Dr. Fred Siller heads a
many-facetted continuing education program in
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and real estate, which provides the
educational component for careers in
the real estate industry.
Several of the above facets of the
faculty's continuing education activities are closely associated with professional organizations which have arranged with the faculty for the provision of educational services. "For example," says Dr. Siller, "we certify
that a student has completed the
educational requirements for licensing
as, say, a real estate agent. It's then up
to the Real Estate Council of B.C. and
the provincial Office of the Superintendent of Brokers, Insurance and
Real Estate to complete the process of
licensing the applicant."
And,   Dr.   Siller  adds,   the   Profes
sional Programme divisions of the
faculty are all self-sustaining financially, and each of them must meet its
operating expenses from revenues.
"We try to generate a small surplus
annually from our operations," he
says, "because we have fairly heavy
'front-end' costs resulting from the
necessity to continually update and
upgrade material which the students
need for various continuing education
But any way you look at it, he says,
the UBC Commerce programs are a
bargain because the cost to the student is considerably below the fees
which would be charged by a commercial organization offering the same
The number of credit courses offered by the Faculty of Education's
Office of Field Development has
doubled in the past five years, and will
have trebled in six if projections for
this year prove accurate.
When the field development office
opened in 1974, 50 credit courses were
offered off-campus throughout the
province. In 1979, more than 100
were offered, and Director of the Office of Field Development Dr. Dennis
Milburn expects there will be more
than 150 next year.
"Even more important is the growth
of non-credit professional development courses in all formats. For example, our offerings in that area reached
more than 3,000 people last year in
the province," noted Dr. Milburn.
He sees two reasons in particular for
this growth in the past few years. First,
field development has built up an effective liaison throughout B.C. with
school districts. "We know the sorts of
things they need, and they know us
and know they can ask for a particular
course or workshop," he explained.
The second reason is the availability
of Interior Programs funding from the
provincial government for the past
three years.
This money has made it possible to
equalize the opportunities of districts
in the Interior and districts on the
Lower Mainland; and the opportunities between large and small school
The funds are provided by the
Universities Council, and are only
available to Interior B.C. school
districts. Programs put on in the
Lower Mainland are on a "pay-as-you-
go" basis — as it used to be throughout the province.
One of the continuing problems in
field development is the uncertainty of
funding. "We still don't know whether
we have funding for 1980-81. It makes
planning a little difficult," he commented wryly.
In a President's Review Committee
report on the Faculty of Education
about a year ago, the field development office was commended as one of
the strengths of the facultv
"The extent of the demands from
the field on staffs and resources varies,
but it is safe to say that none of the
other professional faculties faces so
many outside claims on its time and
UBC Reports/11 energy   as   Education,"   noted   that
'Members of faculty must be, at
one and the same time, university professors and 'resource persons' for the
teachers in the province. Field development for the education faculty is
like the shine on Willy Loman's shoes
in The Death of a Salesman: it goes
with the territory," the review report
The underlying philosophy of the
Office of Field Development is to
"promote professional development —
particularly in the teaching profession
— and to disseminate credit courses
from the Faculty of Education
throughout the province," said Dr.
The future of field development
probably includes new areas such as
the "training of trainers," in industry,
commerce and other institutions and
agencies, noted Dr. Milburn.
He said there have been inquiries
from both governmental and nongovernmental people for this type of
In addition, he said the University
has received requests from other countries for help. Such countries as Fiji,
the Philippines, Singapore and Hong
Kong have come to UBC with such requests as Indonesia's for the training
of university teachers.
In response to these requests, representatives from those areas have
visited UBC in the past few years for
discussions with professionals in the
Faculty of Education, said Dr.
"We're a large University and a
large Faculty of Education on the
Pacific Rim," explained Dr. Milburn,
adding: "It is, of course, our first duty
to serve our own province."
Speaking personally, Dr. Milburn
said he would like to see UBC more involved in international education in
the future. "The concept of involvement with the Pacific Rim, for example, seems a natural area of growth."
The Office of Field Development is
also interested in the development of
graduate programs off-campus. "To
this end we are engaged in a two-year
pilot program to consider this area,"
said Dr. Milburn.
The pilot program involves UBC
holding non-credit study seminars in
the Interior for graduate students —
mostly teachers — who must have
completed six units of graduate course
work on campus.
In general, Dr. Milburn sees two
main problems in the future of the
field development office: continuance
of funding for more isolated areas;
and will the faculty members be able
to keep it up?
"The faculty have responded magnificently to demands from the Interior — but I'm concerned they may
run out of steam," he explained.
This was also one of the concerns
expressed by the review committee in
its report: "Recommendation 15 reflects   the   committee's   strong   sense
that, however commendable the desire to satisfy professional demands
from the field, faculty response is
straining to the breaking point its
human and financial reosurces.
"The present (previous) dean has
identified field commitment as one of
the most fundamental problems facing the faculty, creating conflicts between the faculty's responsibility to the
University and the community which
are directly incompatible."
Recommendation 15 asks "That the
faculty determine priorities which will
enable it to restrict its field commitment to a level commensurate with its
personnel and financial resources and
consistent with its primary academic
functions within the University —
teaching and research."
Pinched and poked,
UBC division sets
international standards
UBC's Division of Continuing Education in the Health Sciences has been
pinched, poked, examined, studied
and dissected by health science educators across the continent. It is the
paradigm for North America.
Other centres use it as a template
with which to shape their own efforts.
And funding agencies have used the
division to carry out research to forge
a future for others to follow.
The division' has finished its first
stage of life. It has a strong support
staff and has developed a system of
serving the continuing education
needs of health professionals in the
It is entering a second phase that it
anticipates will be much different.
It was formed in 1968 by Dr. John
F. McCreary, then dean of Medicine
and later Co-ordinator of Health Sciences. Dr. McCreary foresaw the need
for teamwork within health professions so they could efficiently divide
among themselves the growing demand for health care.
This required a knowledge by each
profession of the strengths and limitations of its own training, and the
training of others. For instance, a physician would naturally and rightly be
reluctant to prescribe physiotherapy
for a patient without knowing what a
physiotherapist can in fact do.
Among the many different directions Dr. McCreary took in pursuing
his goal was the creation of an integrated organization to provide continuing education in the health sciences.
The executive committee of the division is made up of representatives
from the Faculties of Dentistry, Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences,
and the Schools of Home Economics,
Nursing and Rehabilitation Medicine.
The committee is chaired by the
representative of each discipline in rotation. Current chairman is Dr. David
Fielding, who is a pharmacist and who
also has a doctorate in adult education.
"A major reason for our success,"
said Ralph Barnard, executive director of the division, "is that we're the
only organization I know of where everyone lives together."
The continuing education representatives from each health profession at
UBC are located, with Mr. Barnard
and his staff, in the Woodward Instructional Resource Centre. Continuing education for B.C. dentists, for example, is planned and organized in
the IRC, not in the dentistry building.
According to Bob Gobert, the single
most important factor distinguishing
the division from its counterparts is
the maturity of its non-medical professions.
"In most other Health Sciences Centres," he said, "the chief administrator
for continuing education is a senior
physician. Other health professions
are eclipsed. At UBC, they are equal
Another factor mentioned by Mr.
Gobert, who is associate director of
educational support and development, is the marriage at UBC of
health sciences and education specialists.
"The division established a landmark reputation when it and the Department of Adult Education were
given a W.K. Kellogg Foundation
grant to develop a graduate program
to train health professionals in continuing education," he said.
"Graduates of this program now occupy senior health education positions
in B.C. and elsewhere in Canada."
A major challenge facing the division has been to make its programs
equally available to health professionals in all parts of B.C. One imaginative approach involved a bus crammed
full of sophisticated audio-visual and
other learning material that toured
the province.
The bus was a dilapidated B.C. Hydro bus converted by B.C Vocational
School students as part of their class-
work. It failed long ago to climb its
last hill and the division is now using
new methods, including the Anik B
12/UBC Reports Nine key figures in UBC's Division of Continuing Education in the Health Sciences pause for the UBC Reports
camera before beginning a working noon-hour luncheon
in the division's headquarters in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre. Seated, left to right, are: Beverly
Dinning, continuing education in pharmacy and Shirley
Brandt and Betty Darragh, continuing nursing education. Standing, left to right, are: Bob Gobert of the Division of Educational Support and  Development;  Dean
Bernard Riedel, UBC's co-ordinator of Health Sciences;
Dr. David Lirenman, continuing medical education;
David Miller, administrator, continuing education in
health sciences; Dr. Malcolm Williamson, continuing
dental education; and Ralph Barnard, executive director
of the Division of Continuing Education in the Health
Sciences. Missing are Dr. David Fielding, director of
pharmacy continuing education, and Jane Walker, program co-ordinator for continuing dental education.
Museum and
garden seen
as public
satellite and a network of health professionals throughout the province,
trained to provide continuing education courses.
These strengths make the division
well prepared for the future. Among
forces shaping future demand for continuing education in the health sciences will be the accelerating obsolescence of knowledge, growing pressure
for continuing education to be a mandatory condition of the right to practice, an increase in the need for advanced continuing education outside
Lower Mainland and Victoria areas,
entry of community colleges and other
agencies into continuing health sciences education, and technological advances, such as satellite communication.
The division wants to identify the
most effective ways of providing its
services and measure their impact on
health care.
"At some point someone must do a
thorough evaluation of whether what
we do has any impact on the quality of
health care," said Mr. Barnard. "We
are going to have to measure the effect
of our courses."
He said the division is applying for a
grant for a research specialist who will
design courses so their effect on health
care can be measured. He said he
knows of no other Health Sciences
Centre attempting to do this.
The division is not convinced that
practising health professionals should
be made to keep up-to-date through
continuing education courses only.
They should keep abreast of current
knowledge, but this can be done in a
number of ways, including continuing
education, depending on the individual.
Another future thrust will be to improve assessment of the needs of practising professionals.
"It isn't good enough to ask them
what they want. In some cases they
don't know what they want. We will
have to do more assessment of needs,"
Mr. Barnard said.
Common to many of the new directions of the division will be research.
What health professionals need, how
effective the programs are in improving the health of the community, and
the best means of providing courses
will be the main research areas..
The research results will be devoured by other continuing education
agencies in Health Sciences Centres
across North America.
The unique and experimental in
continuing education are highlighted
at both the UBC Botanical Garden
and the UBC Museum of Anthropology — and continuing education is a
major part of the operations of both.
Dr. Roy Taylor, director of the Botanical Garden, said garden staff have
developed an experimental greenhouse for use in the hortitherapy program. This greenhouse is rounded
rather than squared to allow for the
movement of a wheelchair.
Hortitherapy is a concept which was
put into use locally by the UBC Botanical Garden three years ago. It is now
used in hospitals, extended care units
and senior citizens' facilities throughout the province.
"The Botanical garden is gradually
becoming a resource centre now rather than being responsible directly for
individual hortitherapy programs,"
noted Dr. Taylor.
For the Botanical Garden, the future shows a shift in emphasis, according to Dr. Taylor. "The past 10 years
have seen the emphasis on building
the   gardens.   In   1981   our   10-year
Continued on page 16
UBC Reports/13 The sporting life at UBC 1979-80
1979-80 proved to be a very good
year for almost all UBC's extra-mural
sports teams. Here's a roundup of the
year's activities, prepared for UBC
Reports by members of the men's and
women's athletic staffs.
FOOTBALL. For the fourth year
in a row the football Thunderbirds
entered the playoff picture in the
Western Intercollegiate Football
League. In 1979 the 'Birds finished
the regular league season with a 5-3
record, but bowed 17-28 to Alberta in
the final. They met and defeated SFU
in the Shrum Bowl for the second successive year. UBC scored a tight 4-3
decision in the driving rain before a
crowd of 12,500 at Empire Stadium.
Thunderbird players received a
number of post-season honors. Kevin
Konar, a middle line-backer, and Jack
Hirose, a defensive back were selected
to the All-Canadian Team. UBC
players who made the W.I.F.L. All-
Star Team were Evan Jones, Chris
Davies, Berry Muis, Kevin Konar,
Mark Wald, Jack Hirose and Mark
BASKETBALL. Th<; basketball
Thunderbirds improved their position
in the C.W.U.A.A. Basketball
League, finishing in third place with
an 11-9 record. For the first time in
several years the 'Birds made the top
ten rankings in Canada, and surprised
many with their gutty performances
against much bigger teams. In the
renewal of the Buchanan Trophy
competition, the 'Birds dropped a
close 72-77 game against the SFU
Centre Bob Forsyth was chosen to
the first All-Star Conference Team
and Brad Findlay made the second
team. Coach Peter Mullins was named
ICE HOCKEY. The youthful
Thunderbirds did not have a good
1979-80 season. They finished the
conference schedule with a 12-17
record, for fourth place, but did
manage to win four of their five interlocking games against teams in the
Great Lakes Athletic Conference.
There were some bright spots: Jim
McLaughlin won the league scoring title and was selected to the first All-
Star Team; Rob Jones was chosen for
the second All-Star Team; and Bill
Holwaty won the Rookie-of-the-Year
Award. The UBC squad defeated the
Czech Junior National Team and
made a creditable showing against the
Canadian Olympic Team.
RUGBY. Rugby continues to be
one of the top-drawer campus sports
and 1979-80 was another successful
season. Their major achievements
were in the traditional Cup competitions — winning the Boot Trophy over
the University of Victoria, the Abbotsford Tournament "Gobbler"
Trophy, the World Cup over the
University cf California at Santa Barbara, and the McKechnie Cup,
emblematic of the B.C. championship. Andrew Bibby won the Grahame
Budge Rugby Award and Preston
Wiley was selected by Sport B.C. as
the University Athlete of the Year.
One of the highlights of the year
was a trip to Hawaii in October where
they played in a World Invitational
Tournament, ending up in 11th place
out of 34 teams, with a 3-2 record. At
UVic's International Universities
Tournament in March the 'Birds won
three, lost two and tied one to finish
out of the money.
Pomeroy finished second in the
C.W.U.A.A. championships, and
qualified for the C.I.A.U. champion-
snips. He was selected to the National
Second All-Star Team. At the Canada
West indoor track and field championships, Ken Black set a new 800 m
record (1:52.7), while freshman Doug
Vicic took the high jump.
Osborne won the all-round championship at the C.W.U.A.A. meet, and in
the nationals placed third in the floor
exercises and fifth in the high bar.
The Thunderbird team placed fourth
in the men's division.
Thunderbird swimmers captured the
men's Canada West swimming and
diving title at the championship meet
held in the UBC Aquatic Centre. Don
Liebermann, who doubles as UBC's
diving coach, won the 1 m and 3 m
diving events. Coach Jack Kelso took a
strong team to Quebec City for the nationals, and ended up eight overall in
team standings.
JUDO. UBC lost the Canada West
judo crown to the University of Lethbridge, but came away with four individual titles — Hiroshi Nishi (65
kg), Ed Dong (71 kg), Darryl Dong (78
kg) and Tim Hirose (95 kg). Hirose is a
member of Canada's national team.
finished third in the C.W.U.A.A.
team    competition,    two    wrestlers
qualified for the nationals. Peter
Farkas (65 kg) went on to win his division while Lee Blanchard placed second in the 76 kg division.
VOLLEYBALL.    The   volleyball
Thunderbirds   were   always  close  to
their quest for the conference title,
but were edged out by Alberta for the
playoffs.   They  did,   however,   place
three players on the All-Star Teams:
Paul   Thiessen   (first   team);    Cary
Gatzke   and   Gary   Warner   (second
team). The Birds met B.C. Olympic*
in the provincial championship and
pushed the defending champions to
the limit before losing three matches
to two.
FENCING. Craig Bowlsby placed
second in the men's foil at the B.C.
championships, then went on to capture the same event at the Western
Canadian    Open    Championships.
Graham Smith won the epee event in
the westerns.  Both are rated among
the top fencers in Canada.
GYMNASTICS took the honors as
women's team of the year on the
strength of an ever-improving, dual-
meet performance, qualification of
four team memebrs for the nationals
via the Canada West Championships
and then an excellent showing in
Moncton at the C.I.A.U. event. Led
by Athlete of the Year Patti Sakaki, a
freshman Arts student, UBC was second by just .35 to many-time champion York University.
VOLLEYBALL, under new head
coach Sandy Silver, the volleyball
Thunderettes managed a return to
qualification for the C.I.A.U. championships where they finished a very
respectable third. Rookie Tara Senft
and four-year veteran Marianne Branson were honored with positions on the
All-Star Team. UBC can look forward
to even better things next year when
all but two team members will return.
CURLING. Charlie Kerr
celebrated his 22nd year of service as a
volunteer coach for UBC when his
'angels' captured the Canada West
Championship, hosted on our campus, with six straight victories. Cathy
Jansen, whose family is well known in
curling circles, skipped for Wendy
Lansdowne, Darlene Holowaty and
Mandy Kozma in this event. Locally,
UBC entered up to four rinks and
placed well in open and play-down
14/UBC Reports ROWING. UBC is one of the
leaders in this relatively new sport in
women's competition and already
boasts a Canadian Open Championship. It was the first race in their new
shell "Inspiration" — acquired
through alumni donations, a grant
from the B.C. Lottery Fund and their
own fund-raising, when the hardworking crew crossed the line ahead of
all comers to St. Catherines last
August. This spring, with their coach,
UBC alum Glenn Battersby, the
Thunderettes will compete in the Pac
10 regatta in California, as well as in
various Pacific Northwest races.
BASKETBALL. It was definitely a
building year for the basketball
Thunderettes and as the season progressed scores were very much closer
when UBC met the five other Canada
West schools, all of whom placed in
the C.I.A.U. top-ten rankings for
1979-80. Veteran UBC swim coach
Jack Pomfret, who earlier coached the
basketball Thunderbirds for many
years, took over the recently sagging
fortunes of the Thunderettes and has
begun to build a strong ball club.
Agnes Baker was named a Canada
West All-Star while younger players
such as Cathy Bultitude and Linda
King show great promise for the
SQUASH. Another of the newer
sports for women at UBC, the squash
team plays chiefly in the Vancouver
Women's League. This was just the
Thunderettes' third year in the strong
league and they managed to walk
away with the championship cup.
program in these sports continues to
grow due to the advent of the Aquatic
Centre on campus. UBC hosted the
Canada West Championships for a second straight time and in these our
women's team placed second to the
University of Victoria. Eight UBC
women qualified for the C.I.A.U.
championships and went on to a
respectable sixth-place finish. UBC
has placed a bid to host the 1981-82
C.I.A.U. event which brings together
the top 200 university swimmers in
BADMINTON had an outstanding year in tournament play with
many top-three finishes. Coach Beryl
Allan, Cathy Jones and Lorraine Pepper represented Vancouver zone in the
B.C. Winter Games, where Beryl and
Cathy teamed up to take the gold in
ladies' doubles play.
Sharing the Bobby Gaul Memorial Trophy for 1979-80 as UBC's top male
athletes are Tim Hirose, Education 5, left, and Kevin Konar, Arts 4. Award is
made annually to student athlete who combines athletic achievement, sportsmanship and academic excellence. Hirose has won just about every Canadian
university championship going as a UBC wrestler and represented Canada in
the 1977 Pan-American Games and the 1979 world championships. Konar captained UBC's Thunderbird football team, and was named to the Canada all-star
team from 1976 through 1979 and all-Canadian teams in 1978-79. He played for
Canada in the 1979 Can-Am Bowl and was drafted by the B.C. Lions as their
first-round pick in February. Winners of awards for women's athletics are, left
to right, Cindy Thompson, Education 5, and Dor amy Ehling, Education 4, who
share the Kay Brearley Award for service to women's extramural athletics;
Jennie Yee, Recreation 4, winner of the Barbara Schrodt Trophy for contribu-
tionsto the women's athletic program as a participant and administrator; and
Athlete of the Year Patti Sakaki, Arts 1, who led UBC's gymnastics team to its
best year ever and who has competed nationally and internationally. Gymnastics team also captured the DuVivier Trophy as Team of the Year.
UBC Reports/15 Continued from page 13
development program will be nearly
"In the next 10 years we'll be gearing up to switch the emphasis to utilization," he said.
"It takes time to build up a collection and standards. We're now beginning to see some fruits of our labor.
Oddly enough though, we're probably
better known outside than we are at
UBC," he commented.
In future, Dr. Taylor would like to
see the garden build on what has been
done — carry it further. For instance,
people elsewhere in the province are
interested in hearing more about hortitherapy, but there aren't enough
staff to go around.
In addition to its annual participation in display and educational programs at the Home and Garden Show,
the Botanical Garden answers thousands of questions from the public by
phone and letter, and garden staff
speak to hundreds of people in courses
and workshops, on radio, on tours and
at meetings — both professionals and
At the Museum of Anthropology,
the visible storage system — developed
and used at the museum — is a good
example of innovative steps it is taking
towards making its collection and information accessible to the general
"Most museums have between two
and 10 per cent of their collections on
exhibit for the public," noted Dr.
Michael Ames, director of the museum. "The rest of those collections are
only available for research. But 80 per
cent of ours is accessible."
"Making collections accessible to
the largest number of people possible
— while preserving the artifacts — is
one of the cost effective procedures
museums must take," believes Dr.
"One of our problems both now and
in the future is a shortage of funds.
Museums are very labor-intensive.
Delicate artifacts can only be pro-
ceased by hand," he said.
"Another area we'll be moving into
is high technology and computerization. For instance, using video discs
for both education and for information retrieval.
"You can store an enormous
amount of information in a small
space with such new developments,
and it's a more efficient use of space
and money," he noted.
"Although we've done some exploration in that area, we have no funds
for it," he said.
The museum has, however, received some funding from  the Na-
Nearly 400 speaking engagements by UBC faculty members were arranged during the year that ended May 31 by the UBC Speakers Bureau.
This service is operated by the UBC Alumni Association which makes a
valuable contribution <o the University's continuing education activities.
Some of the speakers gathered recently for a reception and posed for the
UBC Reports camera (above) with two key figures in bureau operations.
At front right is Prof. Oscar Sziklai of Forestry, who chairs the association's speakers committee. At front left is bureau manager Maureen
Burns, who'll send you a booklet listing speakers and their topics. Call
her at 228-3313 or write to the Alumni Association, Cecil Green Park,
6251 Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver V6T 1X8.
tional Museums of Canada to assist
with the summer internship program.
Museum Studies students are paid a
salary out of this funding, to do field
work in museums throughout B.C.
The program provides both practical
experience for the student, and wefl-
trained, educated help for the small
museum and its community for the
This training program for museum
workers fo. both undergraduate and
graduate stuu-nts is one of the largest
in Canada.
This fall, the n.useum will hold the
"first-ever" exhibit of Salish Indian
sculpture, with the h_'i of funds from
the Canada Council. The Salish Indians are the tribes which live on the
Lower Mainland. Staff of the museum
are presently working to bring together this collection for exhibition.
16/UBC Reports A Book Review
Lessons for Media Watchers
Walter Young
FOLLOWING THE LEADERS by Clive Cocking, Double-
day, $14.95
After the last election — the one in February — a number of
commentators expressed their concern that the results
were more a reflection of the influence of the media than
the power of the people. As they had with kindly old Bob
Stanfield, so had they done for bumptious young Joe Clark.
By focussing on the trivial weaknesses that made a good story
or a clever camera shot, they ignored the important questions
and so the voters were offered a choice of personalities instead
of a choice of policies.
The phenomenon of "pack journalism" that sees planeloads of journalists flashing across the skies, encapsulated
with our political leaders, performing as the chorus in a
tawdry melodrama whose principal task is to repeat what they
have been told and introduce splashes of color to disguise the
repetition, is the subject of Clive Cocking's book, Following
the Leaders. He got the idea from Timothy Crouse's The Boys
on the Bus, which looked at an American presidential election
It is a good idea to look closely at our journalists, and
Cocking deserves credit for being the first to do it in Canada in
a systematic way. His book provides a useful and often interesting first-hand look at the campaign tour and at the men
and women who trail after the would-be prime ministers,
searching for something new to show or tell. That having
been said, however, the book remains a disappointment.
One reason for this is Cocking's unfortunately self-
conscious style that borders on the precious. He is himself a
professional writer of some standing but despite this seems to
be in some awe of the columnists of the big dailies and major
networks. It is the Ted Baxter-Walter Cronkite syndrome.
Lesson one in the business of observing is not to be in awe of
your subjects.
Lesson number two is to keep yourself out of the picture.
There is too much of Cocking in this book. Cocking reflecting
on Cocking watching the media heavies, Cocking reflecting
on the media heavies watching Cocking watch them, and
Cocking describing his ennui, enthusiasm and passion for
scotch to the point where at times one wonders whether this
was the first time he had ever travelled further than Whalley.
The third lesson is to have something precise and useful to
say about the process and the people engaged in it that it not
gossipy, but is based on something more than having zipped
around the country with a lot of journalists. Cocking edges up
to this from time to time, but sadly slips back into the easy
comfort of smugness over being with these people, expressing
his self-satisfaction in the same glib and flippant style that is
so popular with many writers in the pack.
Like the people he was watching, Cocking too often misses
the real story and settles instead for the set piece, the photo-
opportunity, the pseudo-event that makes a reporter's life
easy. Just as they did for Joe by smothering him with trivia,
Cocking almost does for them the same way.
At the conclusion of the book we are still as ignorant of the
ways the information we need to make the decisions we must
is shaped, packed and shipped. We do know what Mr. Cocking saw, and that is interesting and amusing at times. We
really don't know what Mr. Cocking thought. □
Walter Young, BA'55, heads the political science department at
the University of Victoria. Clive Cocking, BA'61, is a former
editor ofthe Chronicle.
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The customer was a well-dressed man of
about 25, intelligent-looking but
nervous. He sat in his chair and fiddled with his watchband and spoke as if
"I'm not sure if you can help me, really," Copley said. "A friend told me
about your clinic. He was saying you can
cure smoking — smoking is why he came
— or overeating, or nail biting, or talking
too much," — here the customer smiled
— "sometimes/ talk too much. He named
a lot of things which I don't remember,
but I was impressed by your versatility.
He said I could even turn in an old habit
and get a new one, God knows how. I
found that part farfetched — no offense.
But I hope the rest is still true. I have an
interview next Tuesday, you see — Is four
days enough? — and there are a few mannerisms I'd really love to be rid of. I know
the time I've given you is short, but the
interview is important, and my friend was
assuring me...."
"We'll have you ready by Tuesday, Mr.
Copley," Sadek said.
Promptness was among the habit-
catcher's most valuable commodities, as
well as versatility.
For instance: An actress came to the
office that morning. She'd been in one
role for too long, a role which she'd
studied and perfected and played at until
she did it without thought. It was the
characterization of an angry woman. But
now when she played at anger, she always
tumbled into the same expressions, her
voice moved through the same series of
intonations, she agitated her hands in the
18 Chronicle/Summer 1980 same rhythms and clenched them with the
same rigidity. She'd grown stale and
stereotyped, and it frightened her because
she was about to begin a new role, also
requiring anger. That morning, the
habit-catcher had removed what had become stale in her and left her mind free
and clear for the rehearsal she was to go to
that evening.
The removal of the actress's role had
been an intricate and unusual task, but
Sadek had accomplished it in one session.
It would be simple, given four days, for
him to steal away Copley's unwanted
Sadek took Copley on a tour of his
machines. To the habit-catcher they were
only camouflage, but many of them actually did function. One machine measured
brainwaves, another pulse rate, a third the
electrical conductivity ofthe skin. A favorite of Sadek's was a device which, by
means of sonar, could chart a person's
internal structure and display a picture of
it on a screen.
"See. That's actually your heart beating, Mr. Copley. It tells us a good deal
more about your body systems than the
old-fashioned stethoscope."
Copley, once ushered from the habit-
catcher's private office, had shed any signs
of nervousness. He watched the flexing of
his heart, and listened to the liquid sound
of it pumping, and he quietly followed his
host from machine to machine. But he
looked around him also, with an observant eye.
Sadek's clinic was uncommonly busy,
but it didn't appear to be to much purpose. A woman tapped her pencil on her
desk and crossed and uncrossed her legs; a
man ran his fingers through his hair,
paused, ran them through again; another
man sucked on his teeth, and made sudden but repeated motions with his left
shoulder. People shuffled their feet, rubbed their hands together, twitched,
scratched their necks and backs, and chattered away in giddy conversation. The
amount of noise and activity there was
actually unsettling.
Copley commented on it.
"Always is loud, this time of day," said
Sadek. "My staff gets restless and they
start smoking too much, too." He noticed
that his customer was blinking. "Does the
smoke bother you?"
"A little."
"We've installed vents. They're not
very effective, I'm afraid. Smoke's hard
on the nose and eyes." Sadek glanced at
him. "You don't smoke."
"Not a good habit. Much of our business is given to us by the tobacco companies — your friend, for example."
"He said he's glad to have quit."
"I'm not surprised."
Copley hesitated, then said: "Mr.
"Now it's coming," said the other
"You're going to ask me why so many of
my employees smoke."
"Is there a reason?"
"There is, yes. And I'm glad it's been
brought up." The habit-catcher reached
out to an exotic-looking instrument and
caressed it. "To put in simply, it comes of
being around these machines all day, a
side-effect. I haven't yet pinpointed the
exact cause."
"You mean, the bad habits rub off?"
"They seem to. It means that we have a
rather unique hiring policy."
"What's that?"
"We hire only smokers. Of course, we
cure them immediately."
Copley laughed. "I suppose they can't
sue for the side-effects if they've already
got the habit."
"But I don't understand, yet. You said
you cured them."
"We do," said Sadek. "You won't find a
whiff of smoke here in the mornings, except for customers. And not very long
after my people leave the office in the
afternoon, all the bad effects wear off.
Everybody calms down, the cigarettes are
put away."
"It must be strange."
"One gets used to everything."
Copley stopped and looked around for a
moment. Sadek looked around also; he
picked out two faces with his eyes, a
woman by the door, a man at his desk
sipping something from a plastic cup. The
habit-catcher knew with virtual certainty
that there was liquor in the cup; whiskey,
probably scotch. The man and the woman
who he'd picked out had both been drinkers when they came to work for him, and
they'd been hired for it. They hadn't been
alcoholics but some of his customers were.
For instance: A business executive had
come to the clinic that morning, perhaps
an hour after the actress had left. It was his
eleventh visit. He'd discovered that Sadek
could alleviate his alcoholism for a month
at a time. He'd found it easier to do this, to
give money to the habit-catcher, than it
was to confront his thirst, than it was to
stay away forever from his wine and his
scotch whiskey. Sadek could not cure
him, but could allow him to have his addiction and not suffer too much from it.
The habit-catcher's services were quite
genuine, but he knew that at that point his
customer doubted him. What proof did
Copley really have that Sadek's employees
lost their bad habits when they got home?
He had only one man's questionable
word. Sadek would have to give him his
"Would you like me to give you a demonstration, Mr. Copley?" he asked in a
plain voice.
"Of what?" His customer glanced at
him curiously.
"Our techniques. The demonstration is
very simple, and I assure you, we'll reverse its effects right afterwards."
"What do I do?"
"You sit right here. You see, there are
many kinds of things that a person does
which he doesn't even think about.
They're taken pretty much for granted.
For instance, tying shoelaces, shifting
gears when you drive your car, shuffling
cards. These are habits, and as such, we
can remove them too."
"Yes. Are you interested in trying it?"
Copley hesitated. "What exactly is involved?"
"Just sit down in that chair."
"That's all, eh?" Copley's fingers
strayed to his wrist and he adjusted his
watch. "Well, I suppose, no, there isn't
any harm in it."
"None whatsoever."
Copley sat, and Sadek leaned over a
console, adjusted a dial. Then he touched
a switch with his finger and tapped some
keys in random order. In response, the
machine emitted a brief sequence of
"The demonstration is preprogrammed," Sadek said. "It makes everything
simple." He moved a lever until a light
began to blink, then turned the machine
off. "There."
"That's all?"
"Yes. How do you feel?"
Copley thought for a moment. "Exactly
the same."
"Then try to unbutton your jacket."
In a moment, Copley saw that he wasn't
the same. He took hold of a button between linger and thumb, then realized that
he couldn't think of what to do next. He
was aware that he had to get the thing
through the hole, but his fingers had forgotten the precise manipulations required
to manage it. He fiddled with the button
for a moment, then reached with his other
hand and tugged at the fabric of his jacket.
After some fumbling, the first one was
through. He started in on a second one,
but he was too impatient. It came off in his
"I'm sorry about that, Mr. Copley,"
Sadek said.
"By God, I really don't know how to do
"I think we have some thread somewhere," the habit-catcher said calmly.
"One of my assistants will sew it up for
"How the devil — how in God's name,
could I forget how to do something like
"The technique we use is quite effective."
"I believe you. Now, please,you doit."
"Pardon me."
"You doit. You unbutton your jacket."
"All right."
The customer watched Sadek's fingers
carefully. Then he attempted the task
again himself, using his left hand only,
just as Sadek had done. Half a minute
later, he said: "Sh-show me again."
When Copley left that afternoon, the
Chronicle/Summer 1980  19 full use of his fingers had been restored to
him. He walked out the door shaking his
head, buttoning and unbuttoning his
coat, and the door was locked behind him.
Soon after he'd gone, Sadek and all his
staff went to a bar to shed their bad habits.
The habit-catcher was a talented man,
but he couldn't hold everything within
him that he'd gathered all day long from
his customers. He'd drained a stereotype
from an actress's mind, but what was he to
do with it now that he had it? He'd deprived an alcoholic of his thirst, but how
was he himself going to resist it? And
there were other things he'd gathered that
were just as potent.
For instance: Early in the afternoon, a
man, obsessed with fear, had come to the
clinic. At one time, the man had been
dragged into a dark place and beaten, and
now images of that place always followed
him. The habit-catcher couldn't deal with
all the man's terror, but he could separate
out the nightmare, so the man had only to
face one fear at a time.
But what was Sadek to do with the
man's obsessive illusion now that it was
The habit-catcher had no use for
machines, but he did need vessels in
which to store what he'd taken from
others. These vessels were his employees.
He took them to the bar each day to empty
them. They thought it was strange that he
should pay them to go. And not all of them
liked the places he took them to.
Sadek was content to serve the wealthy.
There was a compulsiveness in many of
their characters which made it easy for
him to exercise his skills, to remove their
habits and take them into himself. It was
like their traits were being forced out
upon him. But the same compulsiveness
made it difficult to do the process in reverse. Therefore, Sadek went to places
where people's wills were already broken.
He went and emptied his vessels among
the drunks, the poor and the lost.
The habit-catcher and those with him
passed a woman in the street; later, the
woman inexplicably found herself acting
out an anger she didn't feel and didn't
understand and could never explain to the
lover she almost lost.
The habit-catcher encountered an old
man rummaging for bottles in a trash bin;
later, the old man broke a month-old resolution to stay away from the life that had
nearly destroyed him. He spent what he
had scavenged on a bottle of wine, and sat
drinking in the dimness of his room, trying to ignore the awful pain which reached
into his gut with every mouthful.
As the habit-catcher and the people
with him were filing into a bar, they met a
young Indian leaving a hotel lobby; when
night fell, the Indian saw there were
dangerous things that haunted the darkness of alleyways, and so the city which
had never frightened him began to.
Copley came back on Monday for an
appointment. There were many people
ahead of him, but he waited patiently. He
saw Sadek passing back and forth, going
about his work, and he wanted to talk to
him. But the habit-catcher was too busy.
Finally, Copley's turn came, and he was
led to the same place where he'd sat the
last time when Sadek had played his trick
on him. Copley was not resentful. He
went through the process again, and this
time it was the habits he did not want that
were removed. He stood up from the chair
feeling happy, confident that he would
bring no nervous mannerisms to the interview he had the next day. He was
happy, and he thought that Sadek was a
good man.
"Where shall I pay?" he asked.
"Give your cheque to the woman over
Copley was about to go, but he turned
and smiled at the habit-catcher. "Just
what do you do with all these bad habits
you take from your customers, Mr.
Sadek?" he asked.
"I give them to the poor."
"To the poor, eh?" said Copley.
And they laughed. □
"The Habit-Catcher" was first prize winner in the 1979 Chronicle Creative Writing
Competition. It is a work-in-progress by
Theo Collins, BFA'79, who is entering the
second year of the master's program in creative writing.
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The Alumni Year
In Review
Each year the alumni association prepares a report
on its activities for presentation to its annual meeting. This year that meeting was held May 26 at
Cecil Green Park. The following is a sampling
from the annual report. A limited number of copies
of the full report is available on request from the
alumni office, 6251 Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1X8.
"We've laid the groundwork for the '80s," said
George Plant, retiring association president.
Plant reviewed his term of office in a mood of
satisfaction, "We did what we set out to do."
Among the accomplishments: a plan of action
for the next five years has been accepted by the
board of management; the constitution has
been thoroughly revised; new guidelines for the
allocations committee were established; a
communications study, as recommended by
the review committee, is underway, and there
is more volunteer involvement, "and they have
a mandate to get on with doing things." For
George Plant "one of the memorable aspects of
my alumni years has been the opportunity to
work with graduates from all disciplines,
members of the university administration and
the association staff. It has been a growing experience."
It was a record year for the UBC Alumni
Fund with gifts from alumni to the university
passing the $600,000 mark. A year-end report,
"Achievement and Challenge: A Report from
the UBC Alumni Fund" appears elsewhere in
this issue.
Increased costs of printing and distribution
continued to play large roles in the production
of the Chronicle. The communications committee has looked at new sources of revenue
including increased advertising rates and "voluntary subscriptions." These subscriptions
have already been suggested/requested from
alumni living outside Canada. A review committee considered alumni communications policy with specific reference to the Chronicle.
This report recommended that a thorough
study of the association communications programs be undertaken.
The association's newest committee, advocacy, with a mandate to prepare and present an
alumni opinion and evaluation on topics concerning UBC, actively participated in the drafting of the association's critique of the cliff erosion control proposals. This sub-committee
was chaired by association past-president,
James Denholme. The advocacy committee has
continued its government relations activities
with a five-issue series of "Contact" newsletters
on the topic of energy and a visit to Victoria to
meet with government and opposition representatives.
A large number of nominations were received for the alumni award of distinction and
honorary life membership by the awards committee. Arthur Erickson, architect of the
museum of anthropology and Sam Black, artist
and professor emeritus of education were
named to receive honorary life memberships
and professor emeritus of classics, Malcolm
McGregor, is to receive the association's highest award, the award of distinction....The
scholarships and bursaries committee undertook an extensive review of some of the awards
funded annually by the association. It recommended that the national scholarship program
The alumni board of management meets regularly
al Cecil Green Park lo consider association matters. At the far left, out-going president George
Plant, presides while (below, left) Art Stevenson,
president for '80-81 makes some notes and new
vice-president, Robert Smith (right) checks the
be continued for another year, and that there be
an increase in the values of several awards including the John B. Macdonald bursaries and
the Norman MacKenzie regional college scholarships. The bursary fund for non-status Indian students in the Native Indian Teacher
Education Program was undertaken as an annual commitment.
There was a wide variety in branch programs
this year... .The University Singers toured five
Vancouver Island communities, Nanaimo,
Parksville, Port Alberni, Duncan, and Courtenay and paid a premiere visit to Chilliwack in
the Fraser Valley Open House displays were
mounted at the Guildford Shopping Centre in
Surrey and the Pine Centre Mall in Prince
George....UBC president Douglas Kenny was
guest speaker at alumni dinners in Prince
George and Washington, D.C Denver,
Colorado alumni met with alumni past-
president William C. Gibson, who heads the
Chronicle/Summer 1980 21 Universities Council of B. C.... I n Los Angeles
alumni gathered for a B.C. salmon barbecue
and to meet 1980-81 association president,
W.A. (Art) Stevenson....UBC student awards
director, Byron Hender was guest at a Hart
House reception for Toronto alumni.... And on
the Atlantic coast, UBC vice-president Chuck
Connaghan (who leaves the campus July 1 to
return to private business) visited Newfoundland's Memorial University for a reception with
local alumni....For the athletic grad, Ottawa
sponsored a tennis and squash social soiree.
Frosh Retreat, a neglected but not forgotten
campus tradition was revived by the student
affairs committee. The orientation program for
first year students at Camp Elphinstone encourages their participation in student government and campus activities. Seventy-five
students, faculty and alumni participated in the
weekend seminar....Erich Vogt, UBC vice-
president for faculty and student affairs was
guest speaker at an informal dinner for student
leaders hosted by the committee....Guidebooks on how to write a resume
and interview techniques were distributed on
campus and offered to graduating students.
The commerce division continued sponsorship of its successful business community/
student luncheons and is attempting to organize a luncheon for commerce students and
members   of   the   Vancouver    Board   of
Trade The  division also  welcomed  the
founding of the MBA/MSc alumni association,
which, at the moment, is part ofthe commerce
alumni division.
Health services planning achieved national
recognition for its sponsorship of a series of
educational seminars A forestry division
was organized and took a seat on the alumni
board of management. The new group plans
activities that support faculty programs, a
newsletter and a homecoming reunion...The
librarianship division has several projects
completed or in progress: a banquet honoring
the 1980 grads, the alumni reception at the
Canadian Library Association conference in
June and a job survey of all librarianship grads.
The Fairview committee celebrated the 60th
anniversary ofthe running ofthe Arts '20 Relay
by ensuring that, through the Schwesinger
Fund, miniature Cairn trophies would be provided in perpetuity for the winners. Alfred
Three outstanding individuals were honored al the
association annual meeting, May 26, at Cecil
Green Park. Professor emeritus of classics, Malcolm McGregor (centre) was named to receive the
award of distinction. Noted artist and professor
emeritus of education Sam Black (left) and
internationally-renowned architect Arthur
Erickson, creator of the UBC Museum of Anthropology, were made honorary life members.
Swencisky, permanent president of Arts '20
started the race, which had 76 competing teams
— 56 men's, 16 women's and four co-ed. The
committee is currently working to place photographs of each ofthe university registrars in the
new administration building.
There have been some changes recommended by the homecoming committee including a change of date in 1981 from October
to early June, on the weekend following Congregation, more publicity, earlier planning and
a larger budget. The 1979 edition of homecoming had a variety of events for the Classes of '24
to '69. The Class of '39 sponsored a Saturday
seminar with the topic"UBC:1999."
The speakers bureau continued to attract
both a large number of volunteers from the
faculty and staff and numerous requests for
speakers from the community. A Koerner
Foundation grant allowed the bureau to assist
several non-profit groups outside the lower
mainland to host speakers. UBC speakers visited Kelowna, Revelstoke, Penticton, Williams
Lake, Trail and Victoria. In most cases local
alumni were invited to attend the lectures as
well. A new computer system and in-house
terminal will greatly enhance the service that
the bureau is able to provide.
Some new ventures for the Young Alumni
Club....A Thursday night speakers series has
proved successful and will be expanded next
fall. Student musicians are being encouraged to
provide the entertainment on Thursday evening. Friday evenings continue to attract 200
members and guests each week. A ski weekend
and weekly volleyball games have been well-
attended. Summer plans include barbecues at
Cecil Green Park, hiking, sailing and biking
Association executive director, Dr. Peter
Jones, reflected upon his first six months at
The Institute of Accredited Public Accountants of British Columbia is a rapidly growing
association. A high percentage of its members have obtained university degrees,
including: B.A., B.Sc, B. Comm., M. Comm., M.B.A., M.Ed., or M. Ec.
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS are now being accepted from qualified accountants in
industry, public service, education, or private practice. Those with appropriate degrees
may challenge the A.P.A. course by sitting for the entrance examination.
The A.P.A. program is offered through thirteen lecture centres in British Columbia.
Full reciprocity is given to C.P.A., C.G.A., R.I.A. members in good standing.
Write for Calendar or more information to:
Mr. Gyan Nath, A.P.A., B.Comm., M.Comm., M.Ed.,
Education Director I.A.P.A.
3rd Floor, 800 West Pender Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6C2V8
22 Chronicle/Summer 1980 Cecil Green Park and noted that his
background combining volunteer association
work and academic experience was proving
very useful. "I feel comfortable with the system
and confident in the excellent abilities of the
association staff." Looking to the future he sees
the next 10 years as most important to growth
of the association's role as the vehicle through
which the university can reach out into the
Alumni Board
Election Results
The ballots have been counted by the returning
officer, Margaret Sampson Burr, BMus'64,
and the following alumni have been declared
elected to two years as members-at-large on the
association board of management: Douglas Aldridge, BASc'74; Virginia Galloway Beirnes,
BA'40, LLB'49; Susan Daniells, BA'72,
LLB'75; Harold Halvorson, BA'55, MSc'56,
PhD'66; Josephine Hannay, MSc'76; Alison
MacLennan, LLB'76; Michael Partridge,
BCom'59; David Richardson, BCom'71; Oscar
Sziklai, MF'61, PhD'64 and Nancy Woo,
Association officers for the coming year are
W.A. (Art) Stevenson, BASc'66, who assumes
the presidency automatically after serving as
vice-president, Robert J. Smith, BCom'68,
MBA'71, vice-president and Barbara Mitchell
Vitols, BA'61, treasurer. The posts of vice-
president and treasurer were filled by acclamation.
At the alumni association office a new appointment has greatly increased the duties of
Ann Harvey Marantz, BA'73, who joined the
staff last year as systems coordinator. In addition to her responsibilities with computer programming and requests she will, as director of
administration, be supervising the activities of
the alumni records department and the administration  of the association  office In
another appointment Linda Hall, formerly the
executive director's secretary has moved up,
joining Maureen Burns as a program assistant.
She will be working closely with the divisions,
branch, reunions and Fairview committees
while Maureen Burns has responsibility for the
speakers bureau, student affairs and the Young
Alumni Club.
Chronicle Creative
Writing Rewarded
The effort of creative writing received its just
reward at the late-April prize-giving luncheon
for the annual Chronicle Creative Writing
Competition for UBC students. This year the
five judges, Jane Cowan Fredeman, senior
editor with the UBC Press, Trevor Lautens, an
editor of the Vancouver Sun, Nick Omelusik,
head of the reading rooms division of the UBC
library, Eric Nicol, humorist, playwright and
author, and Herb Rosengarten, associate professor of English chose five winners from the
short story entries.
First prize of $100, went to Theo Collins, a
graduate student in creative writing for "The
Habit-Catcher," which appears in this issue of
the Chronicle.  Second prize of $75, was
awarded to Dianne Beaudoin, third year nursing, for "AMMONIAmour," and there were
three third prizes of $50, for Ilda Sardinha,
third year arts, "On a Square-Wheeled Train";
Ann St. James, philosophy and acting,
"Laura"; and, Leonard Turton, a graduate
student in creative writing, "The Garden."
Funding for the competition is provided by a
grant from the UBC Alumni Fund and the
prizes were presented by John Banfield who
chairs the fund committee.
Wanna Buy a Watch...
In recent weeks alumni in the U.S. and Canada
have received a mail offering of a new, exclusive, UBC watch made by Bulova. The last date
for guaranteed acceptance of watch orders is
May 31, 1980. In the event of a Canadian postal
strike prior to that date, the guaranteed acceptance date will be extended from the end ofthe
strike for the same duration as the shutdown.
This is only the second time that the association
has participated in a direct sales offer to alumni.
Profits made by the association on these sales
are placed in a special projects account and are
used to fund association activities that might
not otherwise be undertaken. An important
note: the association membership list is kept
confidential. The list is not sold to anyone.
Further offerings of this kind are not contemplated at the present time, but should you
wish a note made on your file indicating that
you do not wish to receive this type of mailing
(How will you know what you're missing,
though?) just send a note to the alumni records
department, 6251 Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver V6T 1X8.
UBC president Doug Kenny and his wife, Margaret (left) were the special guests at the All-Canadian
Universities dinner in Washington, D.C. One ofthe dinner organizers, Ernest Kepper, BA'64, and his
wife Irawati, were among the large group of UBC grads that welcomed the Kennys.
The UBC Speakers Bureau arranged over 400 engagements in the past year. Among these events, a
workshop on stress management conducted by assistant professor Du-Fay Der (above) at the West End
Community Centre.
Chronicle/Summer 1980 23 It was UBC week in Prince George in early May
with an alumni dinner marking the first Prince
George meeting ofthe university board of governors
and an open house display at the Pine Centre
Mall. (Top) UBC student award winners from the
local area were guests at the dinner and included
Caroline Bugge, BEd'77 (left) and Joan Gentles,
Ed. 4, recipients of NITEP awards. Head ofthe
local organizing group, Robert Affleck, BASc'SS,
(centre, left) chaired the dinner; The rehabilitation
medicine demonstration by Jocelyn M'lot, (centre
right) attracted many eager participants and the
Wally Wagon, (bottom), the engineers' electric car
was usually surrounded by crowds of viewers.
24 Chronicle/Summer 1980
In the Branches and
Among the Divisions
Another all-Canadian universities event is in
the offing. This time, San Francisco, where
the guest speaker's topic is "S.F. and the Coming Earthquake." The date is June 20, at A.
Sabellas on Fisherman's Wharf (Jefferson and
Taylor Streets) with cocktails at 7 p.m. and
dinner at 8 p.m. A menu, which includes Veal
Dore, will cost $12/person. Norm Gillies
(415)567-4478 has information. Cheques
should be sent  to Don Merson, California
Canadian Bank, 344 Pine, San Francisco
Calling Toronto area alumni! Mark your
calendars now for September 29 and the UBC
alumni dinner. Guest speaker will be UBC
president, Dr. Douglas Kenny. Time and place
details will be dispatched in late-
summer. .. .Alumni division activities are many
and varied. The health services planning
group held its annual dinner and meeting at
Cecil Green Park May 13....All dentistry and
dental hygiene alumni were invited to lunch as
guests of the dean of the faculty at the B.C.
dental convention, May 26, in Vancouver Also on the reunion scene the librarian-
ship grads are holding a reception, June 15, 5
p.m., at the Canadian Library Association conference at the Hotel Vancouver. More than
1,500 delegates are expected at the conference
and Alice Simpson, BA'53, BLS'62, a consultant with the B.C. library service branch has
the huge job of coordinator of the local
arrangements....Traditional beer and beef was
on hand when the alumni of Sigma Tau Chi
gathered on April 29 at the faculty club to
welcome a new group of members. Membership in the honorary fraternity recognizes men
who have made a significant contribution to
student campus life. A similar women's honorary society has been dormant for several years.
Alumni Miscellany
University Women's Congress
In late August the UBC campus will be the site
of the 20th Triennial Congress of the International Federation of University Women. Both
the inaugural meeting, August 18 (10 a.m.) and
the closing session, August 25 (10 a.m.) at the
War Memorial Gymnasium are open to the
public. Opening keynote speaker is Dr. James
Kennedy, director of the UBC computing
centre who will be speaking on computers in a
world of people. Lucille Mair of Jamaica,
secretary-general of the 1980 World Conference ofthe United Nations Decade of Women,
will sum up the findings of the meetings with
her closing address. The IFUW has member
associations in 55 countries. It was founded in
1919 by a group of graduates from Canada,
Britain and the U.S. and today has over
236,000 individual members. Approximately
1,000 delegates, many recognized leaders in
their own countries, are expected to attend the
conference. For further information contact
Joan Le Nobel, 733-3720 or the University
Women's Club of Vancouver, 1489 McRae
Ave., Vancouver V6H 1V1 (731-4661).
Summer Programs
The alumni association is again co-hosting
the annual tea at Cecil Green Park for the participants in the UBC summer program for
senior citizens. It will be held July 9 from 3 to
4:30 p.m. Contact the Centre for Continuing
Education, UBC, (228-2181) for a brochure
outlining the many short courses available for
your summer learning enjoyment — if you or
your spouse is retired....International House is
again looking for volunteers to help in its reception and orientation programs for new overseas
students. If you can meet someone at the airport,, provide temporary accommodation or
spend a short time staffing a reception booth at
the airport, Rorrie McBlane, IH director,
228-5021, would like to hear from you.        □ Merv Magus
Merv Magus, the sporting cartoonist,
has had a hectic day — teaching, organizing a track meet — and by the
time he makes it home, well past the dinner
hour, he's ready for a cold beer and the end
of a Philadelphia Flyers-Minnesota North
Stars playoff game on the television.
Hockey: it's one of Magus's many sporting passions, and one that occupies him not
just as a fan at Vancouver Canuck's games
or in front of the TV, but one that keeps
him very busy at his drawing board as well.
For the past four years, Magus has been
the cartoonist for the Canucks, using his
pen and ink to poke gentle fun at the game,
its fans, its players, its coaches, 43 times a
year in the club's home-game programs.
Not that he's a one-sport humorist —
when the hockey season isn't occupying his
talents (he starts the hockey series during
summer vacation), he's drawing football
cartoons for magazines used by teams in the
Canadian Football League, and soccer cartoons for teams in the North American Soccer League, plus some baseball, and some
golf and....well, if it's good sport and
there's a laugh in it, Magus will find it.
He calls his cartooning career "an enjoyable avocation." It's distinct from, but
complementary to, his regular profession,
which is teaching physical education and
mathematics at Edmunds Junior Secondary
School in Burnaby. Magus graduated from
UBC in 1964 with a bachelor of education
degree; while at university his main sporting interest was soccer.
How did a soft-spoken PE teacher develop a second career as a cartoonist? "I've
always doodled around — it was just a matter of getting something published," he
says. The initial publications came in school
bulletins and then at the suggestion of colleagues he shipped off some of his work to
the Canucks five years ago. The team
purchased some cartoons and the next year
he went on contract doing a cartoon for each
home-game program. (A collection of his
work, entitled Hockey is a Funny Game, was
published earlier this year in co-operation
with the Vancouver Canucks Magazine.)
After his start with hockey humor, he ventured into soccer and football, areas he says
are tenuous, with acceptance or rejection of
his submissions being at the whim of program editors.
In a year, he says he produces more than a
hundred cartoons — a major output for
what is essentially a part-time project.
Where do the ideas come from? "Sometimes it's really difficult to come up with
them, even though there are standard
themes to use," says Magus. There are
times when an idea pops into his head and
he draws the characters to fit it, other times,
he says, he'll get the drawing done, then
create the humorous dialogue to fit it.
His style is a straight-forward, rough-
and-tumble one, much like the sports he
depicts, unless he is venturing into other
artistic areas such as designing crests for
various school teams, or doing caricatures
of colleagues and friends. For the most
part, it's a self-taught skill: except for one
drawing and painting course during his
years at UBC, Magus has developed his art
form on his own.
Although he's given up highly competitive sports (I've had enough bruises and
broken ribs"), he still plays recreational
hockey...and draws cartoons. "It keeps me
out of the pool halls," he says with a grin.
Murray McMillan
Farmland preservation in British Columbia is
"damnably important" says new head of the
provincial land commission, Mills F. Clarke,
BSA'35, MSA'37, (PhD,Penn). Because only
2.5 to three per cent ofthe total land in British
Columbia is suitable for agricultural purposes,
Clarke predicts a short food supply in the future.... After 20 years as director at Rayonier's
Olympic research division in Seattle, Edwin L.
Lovell, BA'35, MA'37, (PhD, McGill), is retiring. He will be succeeded by J. Kelvin Hamilton, BA'45, MA'47, who has been with
Rayonier since 1954 and who was a chemistry
instructor at UBC from 1947 to 1949. Lovell,
active in community affairs and with the
American Chemical Society, joined Rayonier in
The Vancouver Sun's Denny Boyd reckoned
Richard L. (Dick) Elston, BA'37, "to be the
oldest working radio newsman in the entire
CBC, maybe in Canada," on the night of his
retirement party at Vancouver's Nanking Restaurant, when Elston wound up his 40th year
with  the  national  network From Janet
Walker Berton, BA'41, comes a note about
Cicely Holmes Thomson, BA'39, of
Richmond Hill, Ontario, whose persistence in
getting her son, R.H. (Bob) Thomson hooked
on theatre has finally paid off. Active in community theatre herself, she has watched son
Robert find increasing success on stage and
screen in Canada and the United States. He was
the subject of a cover story in the October, 1979
issue of The Canadian magazine. (Break a leg
Thumper — from Beralde.)
H. Frederick Field, BA'40, BCom'40, is president ofthe B.C. branch ofthe St. John's Ambulance Society and his wife, Beverly G,
McCorkell Field, BA'42, past president ofthe
alumni association, is now a trustee on the
board of the Centennial Museum in Vancouver The director and secretary of the Tim-
ken Foundation and the Timken International
Fund is Douglas H. Worth, BA'40. Initiated to
benefit the communities in which Timken
firms are situated, the fund will be administered by Worth. Much of the Timken efforts
are centered in St. Thomas, Ontario....Chief
executive officer of the new Continental Bank
of Canada is Douglas W. Maloney, BCom'42.
Maloney is living in Toronto.
B.C. Tel has grown to the point of needing a
president and chief operating officer, according
to the chairman and chief executive officer.
Jack C. Carlile, BASc'44, BCom'46, has been
promoted to this new position from his post of
vice-president of operations......Harry M. Ellis, BASc'45, has been appointed a director of
the Science Council of British Columbia. He is employed by B.C. Hydro in a
research and planning position....Ernest
Richard Ball, BA'47, BEd'48, has been named
chairman of the Richmond, B.C. Sister City
Twinning Committee which coordinates exchanges with Wakayama, Japan and Pier-
refonds, Quebec.
Chronicle/Summer 1980 25 An extensive search by Ontario Hydro has
resulted in the appointment of Milan Nastich,
BA'47, BASc'48, as president of the corporation. Nastich joined Ontario Hydro in 1949 and
was most recently executive vice-president of
planning and administration....A member of
the second class to graduate from UBC's law
school, Harold McLoughlin, LLB'49, has
never regretted setting up his practice in the
small town of Picton, Ontario. "Real life, good
air and good friends," says McLoughlin of his
long-time venue... .New director ofthe fish and
wildlife branch, B.C., and acting director since
1976 is Donald J. Robinson, BA'49, MA'51.
He has been with the branch since 1951....A
winner of one ofthe 1979 National Newspaper
Awards — for feature writing — is Val C.
Sears, BA'49, ofthe Toronto Star.
UBC's faculty of medicine has a new dean of
admissions, Alexander Boggie, BA'50,
MD'54. He will continue to spend half of his
time in the department of family practice, and
will be head of the department of family practice in the 240-bed acute care unit scheduled to
open this summer....Co-founder of Pollution
Probe, leading environmentalist Donald A.
Chant, BA'50, MA'52, (PhD,London), will
take a research leave from his position of vice-
president and provost of the University of Toronto before joining the faculty ofthe university's Erindale campus. In April, he received the
U of T's fifth annual Alumni Faculty Award for
academic excellence and outstanding ser
vice....John F. Ellis, BA'50, is leaving his post
as principal and chief executive officer with the
Open Learning Institute and is returning as a
faculty member to Simon Fraser University.
Known locally in his profession as a "doctor's
doctor," John R. LeHuquet, BSP'50, MD'55
has retired as medical director with the Royal
Jubilee Hospital in Victoria. His involvement
with that hospital began the day he was born in
Royal Jubilee... .General manager and director
of the Technical Service Council, set up in 1927
to combat the "brain drain" to the United
States, Neil A. Macdougall, BASc'50, recently
gave talks on career planning to the graduate
classes in engineering, geophysics and geology
at both the Universities of Alberta and of Calgary....David Ewert, BA'51, is the author of
the newly published And Then Comes The End
(Herald Press, 1980). He is professor of New
Testament at Mennonite Brethren Biblical
Seminary, Fresno, California.
Everett Hunt, MA'51, a physics instructor,
is retiring after a teaching career spanning 44
years. He has lived in Edmonton since 1951.
His early teaching days were spent in Saskatchewan before he joined the
RCAF....Technical director in the Freddy
Wood Theatre and senior instructor in the department of theatre, M. Norman Young,
BA'52, has been appointed chair of the B.C.
Arts Board. He has chaired the Arts Board
grant committee for the past two years and is
also prominent on various boards and committees for the promotion of the arts in Vancouver.
Raghbir Singh Basi, BA'52, BSW'53, (PhD,
Cornell), who was an active campus politician
in his student days at UBC, (president of the
Alma Mater Society and NFCUS), and who
studied at Harvard and directed the Center for
Peaceful Change at Kent State University after
the 1971 crisis, is now at the helm of a new
venture. As provost of Alaska Pacific University at Anchorage, Alaska, he is developing "an
integrative academic design...that seeks to
combine classroom study with experiential
learning." His advertisement for "pracademi-
cians" caught the eye of H. Peter Krosby,
BA'55, MA'58, professor of history at the State
University of New York at Albany. Krosby's
latest book, Finland and the Soviet Union,
1944-1978, has just been translated into Finnish, Swedish and German. He was elected as a
foreign member of the Finnish Academy of
Science and Letters in 1978....Thomas J. Stevens, BA'53, (MA, Carleton; MEd, Toronto;
F.C.I.S.), has recently been appointed dean of
community education services at Mount Royal
College in Calgary. He has been an officer in the
Canadian Forces and prior to his appointment
at Mount Royal, was a teaching master and
academic administrator at Seneca College in
Toronto. He is the author of an introductory
text in public administration entitled, The Business of Government, (McGraw Hill Ryerson).
The University of Victoria has conferred an
honorary doctorate on Mr. Justice Thomas R.
Berger, BA'55, LLB'56, of the Supreme Court
of B.C. Justice Berger is best known for his
exhaustive enquiry into aboriginal, environmental and economic implications of a Mackenzie Valley pipeline which began in March,
1974 and lasted for 21 months....The first
woman elected to B.C. Telephone's board of
directors, was the gold medalist in her 1956 law
class at UBC, chaired the Penticton school
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26 Chronicle/Summer 1980 David Ewert, BA'51
board for six years, was president of the B.C.
School Trustees Association, was a member of
the UBC Board of Governors, and is currently a
member of the Universities Council. These
credits all belong to Rendina Hamilton,
LLB'56, who plans to bring a woman's point of
view to the B.C. Tel board....Former editor of
the Chronicle, Elizabeth Blanche Norcross,
BA'56, has edited Nanaimo Retrospective
(Nanaimo Historical Society), dealing with the
city's social history in its first century. The
story of pioneers, some of the book's sections
were compiled from tape recordings made
years ago by pioneers long since
dead....New vice-president of sales at Holden
Business Forms Company, Harvey K. Ox-
spring, BA'56, is in charge of the firm's field
sales force. His responsibilities also include
sales to the U.S. Armed Forces and to education institutions....Bethlehem Steel has promoted Bruce C. Whitmore, BASc'56, MASc'58,
to engineer in its steelmaking practice and development section.
The Atlantic Oceanographic Laboratory at
the Bedford Institute of Oceanography has a
new director. George T. Needier, BSc'57,
MSc'59, has been appointed by the public service commission to the position. Needier, who
lives in Dartmouth, has spent much of his research energies studying the effect of deep sea
pollutant dispersion....The George Eliot Centennial Conference in April at the University of
Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, heard the
presentation of a paper by Victor A. Neufeldt,
BA'57....Gary Edward Corbett, BCom'58, is
now senior vice-president of SAFECO Corporation. In his new post he will be responsible for
all the life and health insurance operations of
the corporation.
New president of Forestal International Limited is Dennis W. Timmis, BSF'60, who
joined the firm in 1969. He will be based in
Vancouver...."I'm having the time of my life."
That's how Thomas Michael Apsey, BSF'61,
characterizes his challenging but demanding
job as deputy forests minister in B.C. Apsey's
current task is to reorganize the B.C. Forest
Service. He is using the team approach "...to
make the forest service more efficient. "...Lawrence I. Bell, BA'61, (MA, San
Jose), is British Columbia's new deputy minister of lands, parks and housing and brings with
him a broad range of experience within government service. Since 1978, he has been de-
Bruce Whitmore, BASc'56, MASc'58
puty minister of lands, parks and housing UBC's  department  of counselling
psychology has a new associate professor in
John Banmen, BEd'62, BA'64, MEd'67, who
returned to the province from Manitoba where
he was a deputy under the minister of corrective and rehabilitative services.
Gerry Dirks, BA'62, has been appointed as
head of the department of politics at Brock
University.... Dividing his time between his job
as director of Calgary's social services department and his elected role as a public school
board trustee, Samuel E. Blakely, BSW'64,
MSW'67, finds the two roles have much in
common and he looks on them as "complementing each other in many situations."... New
French coordinator for the Nelson school district is Gail M. Sumanik, BA'64, formerly a
teacher of French at Trafalgar Junior Secondary, Nelson, B.C....The new Emmanuel Baptist Church in Saskatoon was dedicated last
spring by Terry Winter, BA'64, evangelist and
host of television's "The Terry Winter
"Ambassadorial potential within the next
five years," is how colleagues label Margaret
Catley-Carlson, BA'66, who, in her own
words, "has moved awfully fast." Senior vice-
president of the Candian International Development Agency (dealing with Canada's aid
programs outside external affairs), she served
in the Canadian High Commission in Ceylon
and worked in international trade and
economics before moving to CIDA... .On stage
in Kamloops with Vancouver City Stage's production of Piaf, was Melvin John Ericksen,
BMus'66, who is known around town for his
Coward roles for the same theatre.... Jean Vera
Alston Harris, BA'66, is management development coordinator for MacMillan Bloedel.
Her assignment is as part of a team handling
work improvement projects within the
worldwide MacBlo operation of 24,000
employees....Tex Enemark, BA'67, LLB'70,
is managing the activities of MacLean-Hunter
Limited's magazine division in the west.
Enemark comes to the job from a combination
of provincial and federal government positions
and the private sector.
The City of Los Angeles has promoted
Lorna Gail Gordon, BEd'67, to the position of
deputy chief attorney III. Gordon resides in
Pasadena....The board of the Emily Carr College of Arts, Vancouver, now includes A. Keith
MitcheU, BA'67, LLB'71, who is with Farris
& Company in Vancouver... .The new Southam
News Asian bureau has as one of its reporters,
Andrew Horvat, BA'68, MA'71, who has
worked as a reporter in Tokyo for the past nine
years.... New manager of First City Trust, Vancouver, is Vera M.D. Piccini, BA'69, who was
most recently general manager for Community
Drug Mart....Outgoing president of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society is John M. Powell, PhD'69, a research
scientist in Edmonton with the Canadian
Forestry Service.
News from his alma mater looks good to
Richard A. Cavell, BA'71, MA'74, now that he
is the first Canadian teaching Canadian literature at an Italian university in Pado-
va...George Gibault, BA'71, LLB'77, has
been hired by the Social Credit caucus in
British Columbia as a researcher... ."I don't feel
I've ever run into any barriers because I'm a
woman." Venere J. Kaufman, MBA'71, does
what she wants to do, especially in the spring
when it's income tax time, in her job as a personal tax specialist in Vancouver. Kaufman has
also been instructing in money management at
BCIT....Working for a PhD at UCLA in marketing is Judy Zaichkowsky, BHE'73, who has
studied at Guelph and has taught in the home
economics department at UBC.
Teachers can help students benefit from
television by analyzing programs says Louis
Kam-Tat Ho, MEd'74, MLS'78, coordinator
of the instructional material centre at Meridian
Heights Elementary School, Edmonton. Ho
also advocates expansion of students' reading
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habits "to better prepare them for the life-long
process of continuing education."...Selected
from 700 candidates for the position of B.C.
superintendent of brokers is Rupert L. Bullock, BCom'75, a veteran of 20 years with the
RCMP. Bullock intends to run a high profile
office, and to help Vancouver's steady replacement of its free-wheeling image with a reputation for probity and tighter regulations.
Okanagan Falls, B.C. has just watched its
first drugstore open its doors. The pharmacist
in charge is W. Lynn Corscadden, BSc'76,
who previously was manager of a drugstore in
Houston, B.C Newly appointed to the faculty of psychology at Queen's University,
Kingson, is Gary Keith Humphrey, MA'76,
(BA, New Brunswick)....There is a new novel
of manners on Canada's bookshelves this
spring: Stephanie, by Joan Austen-Leigh, right
next to the Jane Austen spines. Its author is
Joan Mason Hurley, MFA'76, author of many
one-act plays, and this new work, which she
hopes is a worthy successor to the tomes of her
ancestor New manager of public relations at
First City Trust is Kathryn D. Baird, BA'77.
During her first two years with the company,
she has been instrumental in the establishment
of a corporate communications program, including an award-winning internal company
publication. She will be responsible for the national expansion of First City's public relations.
A.M. Lorraine Fader, BMus'77, is third
horn with the Okanagan Symphony, and is
participating in the 21 st anniversary year of the
symphony. Fader is an elementary school
teacher....Oak Bay High School celebrated65
years with a pioneer tea, a parade, sports events
and various class reunions during the May 30 -
June 1 weekend. Helping to organize the event
was Sonja Strandlie Whitehead,
BEd'77....What are the conflicts in competing
demands of farmers, foresters and miners when
all want to use the same land? Harvey Sasaki,
BSc'79, has been appointed agricultural land
use analyst with the ministry of agriculture in
Victoria, to help study the effects. Sasaki has
been with the environment ministry's water
investigation branch....The Swiss Institute for
Nuclear Physics is the new employer of Ken R.
Shortt, PhD'79, who worked for three years as
a medical physicist planning radiation therapy
at the B.C. Cancer Institute.
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Baldock, BA'68,
MD'74, (Lynette L. Marwick, BEd'69), a son,
David Arthur, January 30, 1980 in Surrey,
B.C....Mr. and Mrs. Bob Duncan, (Verna L.
Ketler, BEd'73), a daughter, Allison Patricia,
February 8, 1980 in Victoria, B.C....Dr. and
Mrs. Constantine Gletsos, MSc'65, PhD'68,
(Helen Diane Kerr, BA'65), a daughter,
Efstathia Eliij, (Helen Elizabeth), March 8,
1980 in West Chester Pennsylvania... .Mr. and
Mrs. Arthur A. Hadland, BSc'70, (Laurel Ann
Turner, BSc'70), a son, Brendon Arthur, August 31, 1979 in Fort St. John, B.C....Mr. and
Mrs. G. Fraser Hillian, BASc'70, a daughter,
Sandra Svetlana, May 26, 1979 in Backnang,
West Germany....Mr. and Mrs. Karel A.J.
Jonker, BA'72, (Karen E. Farstad, BEd'73), a
son, Erik Karel Graham, February 25, 1980 in
Scarborough, Ontario....Mr. and Mrs. Randall S. Lopaschuk, BASc'76, (Anne
Hyndman, BSW'76), a son, Owen Randall,
December 9, 1979 in Faro, Yukon....Mr. and
28 Chronicle/Summer 1980 Mrs. P. Gerald Marra, BSc'63, (Eileen E.
Sowerby, BMus'66), a daughter, Anne-Marie
Geraldine,  April  11,   1980 in Bellevue,
Washington Mr.  and Mrs. Thomas E.
Nash, BSc'76, MSc'78, (Patricia J. Nelson,
BHE'75), a son, Edward James, February 7,
1980 in Vernon, B.C....Mr. and Mrs. N.
Shevchenko, (Elaine Shevchenko, BEd'78), a
son, Gregory Michael Nicholas, June 22, 1979
in Vancouver, B.C....Mr. and Mrs. Arend J.
Visser, MSW'69, a daughter, Elizabeth May
Edith, August 30, 1979 in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Margaret R. Morrison Bianchi Buckley,
BA'20, July, 1979 in Menlo Park, New York.
After graduation, she received a degree in bacteriology from Edinburgh University and
studied at the Pasteur Institute in France. Head
of the board of health in New York State for a
number of years, after retirement she spent
part of each year in Florida. Survived by a
John Cecil Nelson, BA'20, BSA'25, February,
1980, accidentally in Hudson, Quebec. One of
the builders of the Fairview Cairn, he played
"chief drawback" on the practice football team,
and worked in advertising in the head office of
the Royal Bank in Montreal until his retirement. Survived by his wife and sister.
Blanche Almond Munro Bailey, BA'27, December, 1979 in Vancouver, B.C. In her
freshman year she was vice-president of Arts
'27. She married Hector G. Munro, BA'27,
president of Arts '27, who died in 1957. In his
memory, she has left a bequest to the university
to provide scholarships in the social sciences.
Survived by her husband and sons, Gordon R.
Munro, BA'56; John H. Munro, BA'60.
John Gough, BA'28, February, 1980 in Victoria, B.C. A former member of the UBC senate, he also served on the college council of
Victoria College, was inspector of schools for
Saanich, 1943-46, and was assistant superintendent and superintendent of schools for
Greater Victoria, 1946-66. Survived by his
wife, daughter, Sylvia Gough, BHE'60 and son
Barry M. Gough, BEd'62, MA'66, PhD'69.
Frederick Oren Roswell Garner, BA'29,
(MD,Toronto), February, 1980, accidentally
in Vancouver, B.C. Dr. Garner worked in controlling tuberculosis during his professional
career, heading travelling clinics, as superintendent of the Tranquille Sanitorium from
1951-58 and was on the clinical staff of the
faculty of medicine at UBC until his retirement. He was a member of the College of
Physicians and Surgeons of B.C., the Canadian
Medical Society, the B.C. Lung Society, the
Internists of B.C. and the Thoracic Society. He
served as a Major with the RCAMC in World
War II and was a member of the board of
Shaughnessy Heights United Church and the
Canadian Red Cross Society. Survived by his
wife, two sons and daughter.
Dorothy Evelyn MacKenzie Armstrong,
BASc'31, March, 1980 in New Westminster,
David Frederick Manders, BA'39, December, 1979 in Penticton, B.C. Wing commander with the RCAF during World War II,
he joined the federal department of reconstruction and supply in B.C., managed the western
branch of Canadian Aviation Electronics and
later operated a motel in Lytton, B.C., where
he served as a school trustee. He was elected to
the UBC senate in 1966, and was a convocation
founder of Simon Fraser University. Survived
by his wife, Elspeth Lintott Manders, BA'38,
and six sons, (David Gordon Manders, BSc'66;
Douglas W. Manders, BA'68, LLB'74; Terence Paul Manders, MD'74; Clarence H.M.
Manders, BA'67).
Fred Leon Billings, BSA'40, February, 1980
in Toronto, Ontario. Survived by his wife.
Helen Karen Brandt Barber, BA'43, February, 1980 in Calgary, Alberta. During World
War II, she served with the YMCA war services. A member of Alpha Phi sorority, she
worked for Pacific Petroleums Ltd. in computer technology and later with Petrocanada Explorations Inc. as a geologist. Survived by her
husband, two sons and a daughter.
James Alex Dennison, BASc'45, October,
1979 in Victoria, B.C. Until his retirement,
Dennison was assistant deputy minister and
chief engineer, department of highways in B. C.
He was a member ofthe Uplands Golf Club and
the Slocan Lodge. Survived by his wife, two
daughters and brother.
Marjorie Helen McGregor, BA'46, March,
1980 in Vancouver, B.C.
Robert N. Gordon, BASc'48, August, 1979,
accidentally in Vancouver, B. C. A native of Los
Angeles, Gordon joined the department of
fisheries after graduation. After working with
the department in the Atlantic region, Gordon
returned to Vancouver, where he was appointed director of the department in 1968,
based in Winnipeg. Survived by his wife and
two children.
Michael E. Moran, LLB'49, April, 1980 in
Castlegar, B.C.  Moran was a prominent
Castlegar lawyer, andamemberof theB.C. bar
since 1949.
Arthur Kelly, BA'50, LLB'51, December
1979 in Vancouver, B.C. Judge Kelly had been
on the bench ofthe South Fraser District ofthe
Provincial Court for 13 years in the Matsqui-
Abbotsford-Langley area at the time of his
death. With the RCAF in World War II, Kelly
practised law for ten years in New Westminster
before moving to the bench. Survived by his
wife, Leonora MacDonald Kelly, DPh'45, and
son, Ron Kelly, BA'76, LLB'79.
Reginald J.S. Moir, LLB'54, March, 1980 in
Vancouver, B.C. Moir was a veteran Vancouver
newspaperman whose career in journalism took
him to the Vancouver News Herald in the 30s
where he was sports editor and later executive
editor and to The Province in 1941 as city editor.
After two years in the RCAF, he enrolled in
UBC's law program (working night shifts as
reporter) and, after being called to the bar in
1954, was appointed a magistrate and family
court judge in Kelowna in 1967, and was
named to the provincial court bench in 1971,
retiring in 1979. Survived by his wife, two
daughters, (Wendy Moir Robson, LLB'64),
son, sister and four grandchildren.
David J. McCargar, BA'62, MA'65, March,
1980 in Lennoxville, Quebec. Head ofthe classics department at Bishop's University in Lennoxville, he was dean of residence there from
1965 to 1969 and served on senate and faculty
committees, as well as initiating study trips to
Greece. Donations in his memory can be sent to
the Harry Logan Scholarship Fund care of the
UBC Alumni Fund. Survived by his mother,
sister, Donamae A. McCargar, BA'54,
BSW'62, MSW'68.
Eunice Mair Scott, BA'69, February, 1980 in
Vancouver, B.C. Survived by her sister, two
brothers and five nieces.
If you'd like to find out what
goes on in alumni branches
just give your local alumni
representative a call.
Campbell River: Jim Boulding (Box 216)
Courtenay: William Dale (339-5719); Duncan
Parker MacCarthy (746-7121); Fort St. John
Ellen Ellis (785-2280); Kamloops: Bud Aubrey
(372-8845); Kelowna: Eldon Worobieff (860-
2562); Kimberley: Larry Garstin (427-3557)
MacKenzie: Dennis Hon (997-4372)
Nanaimo: James Slater (753-3245); Nelson:
Judge Leo Gansner (352-3742); Penticton:
Dick Brooke (493-0402); Port Alberni: Gail Van
Sacker (723-7230); Prince George: Robert Affleck (563-0161); Prince Rupert: Denny Lim
(624-2152); Salmon Arm: Dr. W.H. Letham
(832-2264); Trail: Peter Hemmes (364-4222);
Victoria: Kirk Davis (656-5649); Williams
Lake: Anne Stevenson (392-4365)
Calgary: Frank Garnett (262-7906); Edmonton: Gary Caster (426-2224); John Haar (425-
8810); Fredericton: Joan & Jack Van der Linde
(455-6323); Halifax: Carol MacLean (423-
2444); Montreal: L. Hamlyn Hobden (871-
8601); Ottawa: Robert Yip (997-4074); Bruce
Harwood (996-3995); Quebec City: Ingrid Parent (527-9888); Regina: Gene Rizak (584-
4361); St. John's: TBA; Toronto: Gary Moore
(863-3500); Whitehorse: Celia Dowding
(667-5187); Winnipeg: Gary Coopland (453-
3918); Yellowknife: Charles A. Hulton (873-
Clovis: Martin Goodwin (763-3493); Denver:
Harold W. Wright (892-6558); Los Angeles:
Elva Reid (351-8020); New York: Rosemary
Brough (688-2656); San Diego: Dr. Charles
Armstrong (287-9849); San Francisco: Norman A. Gillies (567-4478); Seattle & P.N.W:
Gerald Marra (641-3535); Washington, D.C:
Louise-Mary G. Mason (389-3343).
Australia & New Zealand: Christopher
Brangwin, 12 Watkins St., Bondi, New South
Wales; Bermuda: John Keefe, Box 1007,
Hamilton; England: Alice Hemming, 35 Elswor-
thy Road, London, N.W.3: Ethiopia: Taddesse
Ebba, College of Agriculture, Dire Dawa, Box
138, Addis Ababa; Hong Kong: Dr. Thomas
Chung-Wai Mak, Science Centre, Chinese University, Shatin; Dr. Ronald S.M. Tse, Dept. of
Chemistry, U. of Hong Kong, Bohman Rd.; Japan: Maynard Hogg, 1-4-22 Kamikitazawa,
Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 156, Nigeria:
Elizabeth Durdan, Box 402, Kaduna; Rome:
L.R. Letourneau, FAO, Via Delle Terme Di
Caracalla, Rome, 00100; Scotland: Jean Aitchison, 32 Bentfield Drive, Prestwick; South Africa: Kathleen Lombardi, Applethwaite Farm,
Elgin, CP.
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Election Footnotes
Congratulations to all concerned who managed
to have the Chronicle arrive at voters' homes
early enough to vote this year.
As a '39 grad, rather remote by distance and
time from UBC current affairs, I can't get very
excited about elections or what's new via the
Chronicle. However I consider it my duty to
vote, however superficially my choice may be
made — mainly on the basis of the candidate's
interests and professional and community responsibilities. I do believe that alumni affairs
should be in the charge of a group of people of
diverse interests, more closely reflecting the
actual diversity in the university and in real life.
It concerns me to see the imbalance appearing
— rather like among members of parliament —
with five candidates from law, four from sciences, three with commerce backgrounds, out
of a total of 13. There has been some improvement in the proportion of women running for
office, and even elected, but there is still need
for advance in this area.
The articles about our library (Spring '80)
raise a concern. But what to do about it for
those of us who are not millionaires?...I
"worked my way through college" by doing
housework, factory work and luckiest of all —
working in the library 12 hours a week.
I usually visit "home" each summer and I'm
happy to see that UBC has not lost its beauty
with all its growth. Some of the "temporary"
buildings are still going strong.
Hazel Dunbar Wigdor, BA'39
Toronto, Ont.
Delivery of the Spring '80 issue appears to have
been something of an improvement over the same
issue last year, but, there were still problems in
some parts of Ontario, Washington State and even
a few in Burnaby. For those who did not receive
their ballots in time to vote, apologies from us and
the post office. We're all trying. The magazines
and ballots had a full month to reach their destinations prior to the deadline. Next year we'll try and
find a way to make it even longer. - Editor.
In Reference to the Library
From my biased point of view, the Spring 1980
issue is the best you've ever published. I can't
find words to express my appreciation for the
work you and your colleagues have done. It
says it all. The Library's present situation is
stated clearly and accurately. Its history is dealt
with succinctly and affectionately. The photography is exceptional, and the shots of the old
Main will certainly evoke memories for
graduates everywhere. The cover by Peter
Lynde is delightful, and comes close to conveying how it really feels to be in this place.
Some footnotes for your own interest. To
illustrate Heather Walker's contribution, you
chose a closeup of one of the two figures above
the doorway. I'm told that those two figures
were not in the architect's plans, but were a
little fantasy of the stonemason's. As he was
using his chisel, the Scopes trial was taking
place in the Southern U.S. So he chipped out
on the north side a bearded man holding a scroll
bearing the partly obscured word "Fundamentalism." And on the south side is the ape you
depict, holding a scroll bearing the word
The Sedgewick Library is perhaps the only
building on campus named after a great teacher
who didn't happen to be a dean or president. It
came about in this way. There used to be, in the
lower floors of the south wing of the Main
Library, something called the College Library.
Some of us thought that the identity ofthe place
might be improved if it bore a personal name.
We chose the name of Sedgewick. There had
been a leisure reading collection in the Library
bearing that name, but it had proved to be
unworkable; people just ripped off the books,
and used the room for sleeping. But more important, we had the impression that next to
Walter Gage, Garnett Sedgewick was the person whom everyone remembered best, and to
whom students felt a great obligation. And we
thought: why not relate the college library, a
facility intended for undergraduates, to a person whose name is synonymous with high standards in the instruction of undergraduates?
Maybe he would give us his benefaction from
the world of spirits? (In fact, I think he was
among a coterie of people who were delving
into parapsychology.) So we called the sign
painter, and it was done.
I got hell for it. Turned out that the naming
of buildings and parts of buildings was the
prerogative of the Board of Governors, on the
advice of the President. And the President who
was most annoyed with me was: Walter Gage. I
had a feeling that I had touched a very sensitive
nerve, and perhaps it was the case that the two
men did not care much for one another. I must
ask Phil Akrigg.
Again, a thousand thanks for this. I can only
help to solve the problems we are facing. And if
we solve the problems, that will be good for the
students, wouldn't it?
Basil Stuart-Stubbs,
University Librarian
A Rosy View?
Thank you very much for sending me the UBC
Alumni Chronicle. I am probably not a shining
light amongst UBC graduates, but I appreciate
reading about goings-on at my old Alma Mater.
I think that the Chronicle perhaps too much
stresses the positive aspects of going to university and of life afterwards. University, in many
ways, was a pain to me. I remember studying
many long hours for meagre results. I remember being cut off from my family and
friends whilst striving to succeed at university
and failing to adequately compensate by winning new friends and having fun.
You would probably do your alumni and the
undergraduates a service by pointing out and
warning them of some of the dangers and pitfalls of university life. Right now, I think you
paint all together a too rosy picture.
William D. Sawchen, BA'68
Coquitlam-Maillardville, B.C.
30 Chronicle/Summer 1980 tik^l Here is a selection of good
The French call the wines
they drink every day at
meals "Table Wines".
They are a blend of wines
from the various wine
producing regions of
These are good honest
wines with no pretension
of being "Appellation
Controlee" but can accompany and enhance
an everyday meal.
Test the following and
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compatible with your
individual preference.
Cruse Tradition is an elegant,
delicate red wine with a bouquet that lingers, and a rich
dark ruby colour. It is dry, robust, harmonious. It is a wine
of quality. (3501]*
Cruse Tradition is an excellent
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and supple, elegant and full of
finesse and liveliness. Honour
your guests by serving this
wine, delicately fruity with
magnificent bouquet. (3506|*
(Pronounced Blawn duh
Blawn). Dry, supple and fruity.
Delicate and refreshing, with
all characteristics of an easy
and well balanced wine. Serve
chilled with all types of seafood and white meats. (4030)*
A dry white table wine—fruity
and well-balanced, with very
pleasant bouquet. Served chilled. Especially good with seafood and entrees. Available in
litre bottles. (34601*
For free literature on serving and enjoying French wines, write: The Canadian
Council of French Wines, P.O. Box 9660, Main Post Office, Vancouver, B.C. V6B4G3.
'La Mariniere' is a truly dry,
crisp, French white. From the
cellars of Moc-Baril, a fourth-
generation family winery,
who introduced the select
Loire white Vouvray, comes
the wine for 'fruits de mer1 or
other occasions. (3467)*
This supple and palatable red
table wine exhales a delicate
perfume. It is fruity, though of
good constitution. Serve at
room temperature or slightly
chilled to accompany meat,
poultry and cheeses. Available
in litre bottles. (3349]*
Stock no's, for your convenience.
The Wines of France
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