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/ Every CGA.
who graduates
this year* ♦♦
will have a
Certified General Accountants do
have a choice: taxation, auditing, con-
trollership, government, management
accounting, commerce, industry,
private practice.
CGA offers a five year professional
program. Advanced standing is
granted to students with college or
university credits. It's tough and
demanding. That's why more and
more employers are looking for
people who have earned the CGA
designation. It identifies a person
with drive, initiative, ability, and
knowledge.
Choose the fastest growing
accounting profession. Become a
Certified General Accountant.
It's nice to have a choice...isn't it?
For more information, please contact:
The Director of Admissions,
The Certified General Accountants
Association of B.C.,
1555 West 8th Avenue,
Vancouver, B.C.V6) IT5
Telephone: (604) 732-1211
Certified General
Accountants
CfiA
Vijjy Association
of British Columbia
Incorporated in 1951, the Certified General Accountants Association is the province's largest     .ociation
of professional accountants, with more than 6,000 members and students. Certified General Accountants
are employed in a wide variety of positions in industry, commerce, government and public practice. THE  ALUMNI  UBC
CHRONICLE
Volume 39, Number 4
Winter 1985
News in Brief
6
President David Strangway
Anne Sharp
Campus and alumni welcome an outstanding geophysicist and
academic administrator as UBC's 10th president.
The Mind of A Machine
David Morton
UBC's computer scientists are at the leading edge of
artificial intelligence research.
13
Women's Resource Centre
Kelley Jo Burke
An outreach program of the Centre for Continuing Education
helps women (and men) with career and educational planning.
14
Million-Dollar Donations for Law, Commerce
Terry Lavender
15
History's Top 100
David Carey, BA'38
UBC grad and former Rhodes Scholar created his own
television program on "100 decisive events in history".
16
Scenes from
Homecoming '85
17
Class Acts
Compiled By Terry Lavender
EDITOR: M  Anne Sharp
ASSISTANT EDITOR: Terrv Lavender
LAYOUT/DESIGN: Rick Slaehling, Pacific West Equities Ltd.
CIRCULATION MANAGER: Ann Marantz
COVER PHOTO: Alex Waterhouse-Havward
(The Chronicle thanks David Vogt, curator of UBC's Geophysics and Astronomy Museum, for use of the telescope in the
cover photograph.)
EDITORIAL COMMITTEE: Peter Jones, BA'69, Chair: Virginia Beirnes, LLB'49; Marcia Bovd, MA'75; Doug Davison; Bruce
Fauman; Craig Homewood, MSc'83; Marv McKinnon, BA'75; Bel Nemetz. BA'35; Elbert S. Reid, BASc'51; John Schoutsen, MFA'82;
Anne Sharp; Dan Spinner; Robert E. Walker, BCom'47; Nancy Woo, BA'69
ADVERTISING REPS: Alumni Media; Vancouver (604) 688-6819; Toronto (416) 781-6957
BOARD OF MANAGEMENT 1985-86
President: Elbert S. Reid, BASc'51
Past-President: Kyle R. Mitchell, BCom'65, LLB'66
Vice-President: William Brian McNultv, BPE'68, MPE'70, MA'80
Treasurer: Kevin Richard Rush. BSc'SO, MBA'81
Members-at-I.argc 1984-86: Lvnne A. Carmichael, BEd'72, MA'83; Mark W. Hilton, BCom'83; Ann McAfee, BA'62, MA'67, PhD'75;
George K. Mapson, BPE'73, MEd'79; Oscar Sziklai, MF'61, PhD'64; G. Brent Tvnan. BCom'82, LI.B'83
Members-at-Large 1985-87: Robert Affleck, BASc'55; Linda Angus, BA'73; JimCooncv, MLS'76, BA (Georgetown), MA (Toronto);
Sandy James, MA'83, BA (Carleton); Bill Richardson, BASc'83; Alfred Scow, LLB'61
Published quarterly bv the Alumni Association of the Universitv of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. The copyright of all
contents is registered.' BUSINESS AND EDITORIAL OFFICES: Cecil Green Park, 6231 Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver, BC VfiT
1W5, (604) 228-3313.
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Member, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. Indexed in Canadian Education Index ISSN 0824-1279.
CALL FOR
NOMINATIONS
The Spring 1986 edition of the
Chronicle will contain ballots for elections to the Alumni Association's
Board of Management.
Graduates will elect a vice-president
and a treasurer for one-year terms and
three members-at-large to the Board of
Management for two-year terms. The
vice-president automatically becomes
president in the following year.
All UBC graduates are eligible for
these positions. To be nominated, you
must send your name, address and
year of graduation, along with a brief
statement of your willingness to run
and the signatures of five nominators
who are also graduates of the University.
This information should reach Cecil
Green Park by January 31, 1986.
Please direct inquiries to Linda Tretiak
at 228-3313.
Dan Spinner
Executive Director
SEASON'S
GREETINGS
The Board, Volunteers and Staff
of your Association would like to
take this opportunity to wish all
UBC graduates and their families a
very happy holiday season and
peace and prosperity in the New
Year.
We would also like to thank all
those who contributed to the
Alumni UBC Innovations Fund
and other alumni funds. Your generosity will help the University
continue to be a world-class leader
in the fields of education, research
and community service.
CLASS OF '25
REUNION
A SUCCESS
The Class of '25, which celebrated
its 60th Reunion Luncheon at Cecil
Green Park June 14, 1985, would like
to thank all those who sent letters and
other messages regarding the
reunion. The Class appreciates your
kindness. ■
Chronicle/Winter 1985   3 Help Us Find These Missing Grads
We've lost addresses for the
following  UBC   graduates.   If
you can help us locate any of
them, please call or write:
Alumni Records
6251 Cecil Green Park Road
Vancouver, B.C.
V6T1W5   (604)228-3313
We Need Your Help!
The Alumni Association
maintains a mailing list of graduates for the University. This
list is required for the registrar's mailing for the Senate
and Chancellor elections and
other purposes.
But maintaining addresses
for graduates is becoming more
difficult each year, because of
the size of the list (113,000
names and growing by 4,000
each year!), the mobility of
graduates and financial
restraint at the University.
If you can volunteer some
time to help us (it doesn't matter where you live) please write
or call the above address.
Engineering
Irvine James Adair '38
Robert] Adair'52
Robert J Adams '55
Thomas Aitken '46
Alan E Allsebrook '55
Albert A Andersen '51
G Allen Armstrong '50
Henry W Armstrong '49
Bert Auld '46
Charles L Bailey '54
Edward G Bazeley '56
Adrian E Beggs '48
James D Bell '40
Edward Benson '43
David J Berryman '45
George M Blair '49
Alan W Blyth '49
George W Bowers '51
Ralph K Bradley '48
Richard J Bradshaw '49
Philip G Brewer '50
Donald H Brown '54
Gordon F Brown '50
Robert S Brown '48
Jack I Butcher '52
Alastair G Campbell '45
Donald T Campbell '50
George C Campbell '43
Gordon N Campbell '50
Patrick D Campbell '47
Munro M Carroll '53
Harold V Casson '42
Carlos F Castro '50
Peter Charles '49
Camon G Cheriton '49
Joseph Chlopan '52
Elof Christensen '41
Ray Christopherson '53
Charles D Clarence '49
James R Clark '37
Kenneth Ivor Clarke '51
Wm Ellsworth Clow '53
Harold M Coverdale '43
Arthur G Cracknell '55
Henry M Curran '42
Robert N Denluck '48
Commerce
Ronald P Alair '53
John Atkinson '55
Donald A Baillie '63
Gordon H Beamer '47
Walter G Beatty '48
Eugene Bergstrom '48
William A Black '57
Thomas L Boal '55
T Gordon Braidwood '52
Alan E Broad '57
Alan Wm Brown '47
Donald A Brown '63
James R Brown '48
John R G Bruce '64
Peter R Bulman '55
Winston O Cameron '51
Valentine A Christie '55
Frederick T Cousins '48
Arthur F Coutts '54
Neil S Dalgleish '56
R Alexander Davidson '70
Douglas A Davis '47
Israel N Finegood '55
Robert W Ford '43
David R Forsyth '63
Gray A Gillespie '48
Henry B Greenhough '51
Robert L Haas '48
Terence Hall '49
Neil A Hamilton '53
Peter W T Hamilton '64
Frederick A Hoad '47
Harry J Horne '42
John D Kellman '49
Kenneth J Keoughan '50
Donald Leavitt '63
Kenneth R Mackay '54
Hugh A MacMillan '51
James M MacNicol '55
Al M Martin '50
John K Maynard '57
James D M Mills '53
Mitsuo Miyashita '61
John D Murphy '66
Laura M Olson '45
Wm M Ouimette '47
Robert C Peacock '46
Edmond E Price '59
Hugh T Rae '53
Stephen M Rinald '60
Peter R Romanchuk '56
Kenneth G Scott '66
Hughie L Smith '34
David J Stewart '55
Ronald K Stewart '57
Johnstone A Weber '37
Wm Laird Wilson '48
Joseph A J Young '49
Forestry
Dennis R Bailey '50
Janox Batay '59
Albrecht Behm '70
Jozsef Bodig '59
Percy L Brooks '56
Lloyd Alan Campbell '55
Gary Douglas Croston '70
Joseph Csizmazia '63
Hubert Doppelreiter '73
James R Gilmour '50
Andrew Herczeg '61
Graham R Hillman '67
Joseph H Huntly '60
Brian E Huxley '62
Joseph Krewaz '56
Wm Kenneth MacLeod '49
Alfred H Marsh '50
Wm G McCallion '64
Hugh McGregor '51
Russel C Modeland '66
Wm Forbes Murison '51
Norman P Nichols '50
Edo Nyland '57
Leslie Raboczi '60
Douglas Lee Raynor '78
David M Robertson '79
James W Skene '60
Istvan Spuriga '59
Library Sciences
Lynn Mary Ackroyd '78
Deborah A Armitage '69
Susan E Barre '70
Tak-ling Chan '71
Shirley E Craig '81
Deborah J Duncan '72
Patricia L Forde '70
Daphne H Garland '61
R Anne Gray '70
Rachel MacNab '67
Robert T. Mathison '67
Robert C McFadden '74
Lesley E North '71
Shannon S M Ricketts '78
Frank H Robinson '64
Carol S Stamenov '69
Douglas R Webster '76
Vicki L Whitney '67
Catherine H Wood '70
Medicine
Roy B Cunningham '64
Samuel K Gooldy '77
Hugh John Hargrave '64
Richard P Helmer '72
George Jackson '64
Arthur C Roberts '63
M Ann Stewart-Burton '58
Nursing
Lynda J Allan '70
Frances M L Ashe '73
E M Gail Baird '66
Clara V Bjerkan '40
Susan K Blagborne '72
Janet Church '52
Mary lsabelle Clark '48
Edlin De Rosenroll '49
Samuel K Doku '71
Marg Anne Ferguson '45
Dorothy G Gallon '27
Lynne F Gardner '69
Mary Helen Gibbs '65
Rose J Heaton '61
Pauline N G Hume '48
Janet Cranston Ives '64
Cora May Jensen '48
Norma J John '73
Phyllis T Johnson '74
Dorothy Johnston '46
Rehab Medicine
Mary Lynn Kydd '70
Nyl McGunigle '70
Heather L McQuarrie '70
Marguerite J Millar '67
Judith B Munro '70
Gloria F Schmuk '69
Social Work
Kathryn A Alexander '64
Shirley June Arnold '54
John C Bannister '65
Rose Blinder '54
Phyllis H Brinks '54
Helen M Broome '56
Joan A Brown '62
Lynn F Foster '66
Claus A Hallschmid '71
Sara E Hughes '65
Jadwiga Karpowicz '59
Oi-Sim Nerissa Lo '67
D Phyllis E MacLaren '63
Jean Hislop McFarlane '71
Myron Daniel Muckey '61
Joe C Peters '62
Orla J L Petersen '68
Gillian Ann Potter '55
Patricia L Sharp '57
Jacques H B Vaneden '57
Jean Birch Wilton '51
4   Chronide/WiMto_985 NEWS IN BRIEF
REUNIONS
Victoria Normal School
1953 graduates of the Victoria Normal School are invited to the school
reunion, August 8 to 10, 1986 in Victoria. If you would like to attend or if
you can supply names and addresses of fellow graduates, please send to
Ken Leighton, 1747 Mortimer St., Victoria, B.C. V8P 3A9.
MUSSOC celebrates 70 years in 1986
The UBC Musical Theatre Society (MUSSOC) celebrates 70 years of
productions with Joseph Stein and Jerry Bock's Fiddler on the Roof, opening at the UBC Old Auditorium January 30, 1986 at 8 p.m.
A MUSSOC reunion is also planned and alumni across North America
are being contacted. The February 1 performance of Fiddler on the Roof
will be a special alumni performance, gathering all past and present members to help celebrate the anniversary. A reception for alumni will be held
after the performance.
The show continues January 31 and February 1, and then from February
3 to 8. Tickets are available after December 1, 1985 at the AMS Box Office.
Phone 228-5656 for further details.
Fraternity Reunion in 1986
A dinner will be held Saturday, May 24, 1986 at the Vancouver Four
Seasons Hotel to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Gamma Omicron Chapter of Beta Theta Pi. The evening will include a number of
prominent Beta speakers and is an excellent opportunity for out-of-town
Betas to visit Expo 86. For further information contact Doug Conn, 977
Hampshire Road, North Vancouver, B.C., V7R 1V1, (604) 732-1236
(office). ■
NEVILLE SCARFE
1908-1985
A memorial service was held October 13, 1985 for former UBC Dean of
Education Neville Vincent Scarfe, who
died October 8 at the age of 77.
Dean Scarfe was born in England
and educated at the University of London. He taught there for 16 years
before becoming dean of education at
the University of Manitoba in 1951. He
was regarded as one of the most distinguished scholars in the field of education when he was appointed to head
the newly organized Faculty of Education at UBC in 1956. The Scarfe Building, home of Education at UBC, was
later named in his honor.
Besides education, Dean Scarfe also
took an active interest in his academic
discipline, geography. In 1975 he
received the National Council for Geographic Education's G.J. Miller Award
for "distinguished service to geographic education."
Dean Scarfe was also a prolific
writer and public speaker. In recent
years he was president of the Brock
House Society for seniors and served
as a volunteer with the UBC Speakers
Bureau.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys,
three sons and six grandchildren. ■
THE MISSING
CLASS OF '49
Norm Watt, UBC's director of extra-
sessional studies, recently decided it
was high time a notable gap was filled
in the gallery of portraits of phys ed
graduating classes that line one of the
hallways of the War Memorial Gymnasium.
Watt was annoyed because there
was no composite picture of the class
of '49, the first one to graduate with
Bachelor of Physical Education
degrees. Watt had good reason to be
annoyed — he was a member of the
class.
With the help of the Alumni Association, retired professor Doug Whittle
and Reid Mitchell, he contacted each
member of the class — there were 44
of them — and asked that they send a
portrait for mounting. All but six
responded.
Early in September, Watt and five
other members of the class presented
the composite, suitably framed and
ready for hanging, to the School of
Physical Education at a reception in
the gym's faculty lounge. ■
Six members of the Physical Education class of '49, left to right: John Pavelich, Reid
Mitchell, Norm Watt, Basil Robinson, Marg (Laing) Willis and Terry Nelford.
Chronicle/Winter 1985   5 After a career spanning two and a half decades,
including a NASA appointment and the
presidency of Canada's largest university,
an outstanding scientist and administrator comes
to UBC.
President David
Strangway
David Strangway,
pictured in his
University or
Toronto office,
says UBC's major
STRENGTH IS AN
OUTSTANDING
FACULTY AND
STUDENT BODY.
By Anne Sharp
ON SATURDAY MORNINGS, UBC's new president,
David Strangway, likes to set aside time from his other
duties to work in his lab or meet with graduate students
and colleagues. By his own admission, "doing science"
may be an unusual hobby, but he says that he finds a
kind of balance there, even while his major role is that of chief administrator.
"This is going to sound peculiar, but in a way, I find scientific
research rather peaceful. The pressures are there but the time scale is
very different. You can sit and talk about issues or you can think things
through or argue about whether one way is the right way to go and so
on."
Strangway, 51, is a world-class scientist and a top academic administrator — a unique combination that will serve him well in the role of
president of the University of British Columbia which he assumed
November 1,1985.
He thinks a positive balance is achieved when teaching and research
are of equal importance in a university. Universities such as UBC are
most effective, says Strangway, when these two activities are "part and
parcel of the same beast, done by the same people in the same place."
"Academics in research institutions, without the teaching requirements, are less likely to get back to the basics and the broad picture of
their discipline," says Strangway. "So many times teaching and
research are seen to be in conflict with each other but they should be
complementary. One should not be done to the exclusion of the
other."
Strangway's life has been, in his words, "influenced by opportunities to be in different places and different environments." He was born
in Simcoe, Ontario in 1934, the son of medical missionaries. During his
early years he attended school in Angola and Rhodesia, where his
father was surgeon in a United Church mission.
6    Chronicle/Wifift-r 7985 k
_ Strangway took all his academic training at
the University of Toronto, culminating with
his PhD in 1960. From 1956 - 1958 he headed
the geophysics program for Ventures Limited
(now Falconbridge). Later, he was research
geophysicist for Kennecott Copper's exploration arm in Denver, Colorado and remained
active as a consultant for that company until
1970.
Strangway began his academic career teaching at the University of Colorado and the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology before
joining U of T's physics department in 1968.
He became involved in planetary sciences,
which did not exist as a discipline when he
was a student.
One of his most exciting scientific opportunities — working with NASA — came when
Strangway was a young academic. He became
a member of the National Aeronautics and
Space Administration Lunar Sample and Analysis Planning Team, which oversaw the security of lunar samples and was involved in summarizing the findings of the first Apollo
mission. Taking leave from the University of
Toronto in 1972, he accepted the invitation to
become chief of NASA's geophysics branch in
Houston.
"When I first got involved with NASA I was
at MIT in 1968, which was well before the
actual Apollo landings, but at the time the
excitement and scientific opportunities had
become very real. Some of my colleagues at
MIT were involved in some of the early phases
— planning, instrument design and so on. I
suddenly realized that the kind of things that I
was interested in doing were of direct relevance to the lunar work."
Despite its title, Strangway's position at
NASA was not a typical civil service job. His
most memorable recollections of that time
were the missions themselves and the excitement of being in the back room of the control
centre.
"There was tremendous suspense. We had
to be ready to make rapid responses if something went wrong with the mission or if somebody said, 'Look, there's only a few minutes
left, what do we do first?' All the training, the
priority setting, the team sense that went with
this, and then culminating in the actual missions — that's what was so exciting at the
time."
While at NASA, Strangway was one of
those responsible for the geophysical aspects
of the Apollo missions, from experiment selection to astronaut training, site selection and
mission support. He became interested in electro-magnetic methods of exploring the lunar
environment and in studies of the magnetic
field, especially in determining its early history.
"It was an opportunity to do things in a
totally different environment," he recalls. "It
really made you stop and think because the
environment was sufficiently different while
the fundamental principles were the same, so
the applications were really quite dissimiliar."
Strangway is still NASA's principal investigator for lunar samples, and he plans to bring
some of his research activities to UBC next
"I'll obviously not be doing nearly as much
research as I have been doing, for this (the
UBC presidency) is a full-time occupation. I
would like to keep a small amount of activity
going, however."
REFLECTING ON THE value of his university education, Strangway says, "It
gave me the opportunities, it opened
doors for me and I guess the key thing was
that it kept me going with the notion that
there were always new doors to be opened."
David Strangway opened many new doors
as an academic and scientist. When he left
NASA to return to the University of Toronto
as head of the geology department, NASA
permitted him to transfer his $750,000 laboratory to the campus. During the following productive research years, he coordinated a proposal for a $1 million grant from the National
Research Council, the largest such grant ever
awarded in the earth sciences. Strangway also
found time to play a volunteer role for various
national and international geoscience groups
and he promoted the development of the
Ontario Geoscience Research Fund, which
funds research that has industrial applications.
As the seventies came to a close, Strangway
became more involved in academic administration. He was appointed vice-president and
provost of the University of Toronto in 1980
and in 1983 he served a year as acting president of the university. He assumed the position on three weeks notice after president-elect
Donald Forster died of a heart attack.
During his term as provost and then as president, Strangway actively promoted the university's interests with provincial and municipal governments. He raised the criteria for
awarding tenure and enhanced the admissions process. He felt that, in spite of financial
difficulties, "it was important to retain some
ability to take action as opportunities presented themselves."
Describing the management style he'll bring
to UBC, Strangway says he is a fairly open
person and likes to be as consultative as the
timetable permits him to be.
"If people understand what the issues are,
they're more willing to go along with the
tough decisions .... When the issues haven't
been expressed clearly and people haven't had
a chance to grapple with the issues themselves, then they don't have an interest in the
process."
Strangway also likes "a sense that you can
see things happening", an understatement for
a man whose experience and accomplishments include academic, industrial, government and administrative dimensions.
Although Strangway says it is too soon for
him to speculate on how he'll tackle UBC's
problems, he does think that a university can
not be readily compared to an industry where
the results are easily defined as bottom-line
numbers.
"You can't define the results of a university
in anything like that. It's really an attitude, the
atmosphere, the sense of excitement about
what you're doing. If, as an administrator,
you can help to strengthen that feeling, then
you've done a lot of what you have to do.""
8   Chronicle/Winter 2985 Developing computer vision systems has placed UBC scientists
at the forefront of Artificial Intelligence research.
The Mind of a
Machine
Artificial
Intelligence
researchers alan
Mackworth (left)
and Bob Woodham:
Their UBC research
"VERGES ON THE
MAGICAL".
By David Morton
ON ALAN MACKWORTH'S
desk in UBC's Computer Science Building, there is a three-
inch figurine of Mickey Mouse
dressed as the Sorcerer's
Apprentice from the Disney
film Fantasia. Mackworth got it last August in
Los Angeles where he served as general chairman for a major conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI). He describes the conference as
exciting, since it involved some 5,500 AI
experts from around the world — the largest
of its kind ever held.
However, aside from reminding Mackworth
of the conference, the figurine also draws a
parallel between the story of the Sorcerer's
Apprentice and AI research. In Fantasia, the
Sorcerer's Apprentice, wanting help with his
lab chores, conjures a brigade of mops into
action; some mop while others toss buckets of
water on the floor. Soon the mops and buckets
get out of control, and when the inexperienced Sorcerer's Apprentice cannot find the
spells to stop them, the story ends in a nightmare of drowning and floods.
"There is a whole mythical level here, in
which mankind has been given computers,
that he is wanting to create artificial intelligence with these tools, and that they may get
out of hand," says Mackworth.
"Yes, I do think of that sometimes."
By most accounts, computers are not yet at
the stage where they can get out of hand like
the mops in Fantasia, and whether they ever
will is matter of some debate among philosophers and scientists. Certainly, some of the
developments arising from Professor Mack-
worth's work, and the work of two of his colleagues at UBC, seem to verge on the magical.
Chronicle/ Winter 1985    9 Artificial intelligence has been a field of
research for about 25 years now, and the
world is only beginning to see its advances.
"Expert systems" that can diagnose a disease
or point geologists to rich mineral deposits are
being used more widely as their accuracy and
efficiency continue to impress their human
"peers". Another AI device, the Kurzweil
Reading Machine, translates the written word
into computer-generated speech (Chronicle,
Spring 1983).
Mackworth, Bob Woodham and Bill
Havens, are researching computational vision.
They are teaching computers not only how to
see, but to understand and interpret what
they see. Their work is being applied in a
number of important areas, notably in remote
sensing, or the computer interpretation of aer-
I THINK . . . THEREFORE I AM?
THAT AI HAS been dubbed "experimental epistemology" or
"applied philosophy" has raised the eyebrows of some philosophers who believe the notion of creating intelligent behavior in a machine
is impossible.
AI researchers such as Mackworth and Havens are trying to find an
adequate way of representing the thought processes of the human mind
in a computer program. How the human mind works, in fact, is a question philosophers have been pondering for centuries. Theories abound,
but no-one has any sure answers. How can a computer scientist possibly
shed any light on the question?
AI researchers say they can use computers to test epistemological theories. By writing programs that imitate knowledge theories, such as those
of Immanuel Kant or David Hume, computer scientists claim they can tell
which ones work and which ones don't. They can even come up with
theories of their own.
Ronald de Sousa, a philosophy professor at the University of Toronto,
has mixed feelings.
"Computers can provide no conclusive evidence on how humans
think," says de Sousa, who was a visiting professor at UBC last year. A
computer model of a knowledge theory may be fundamentally similar,
but different in the way it is executed in the machine as opposed to how
it may be executed in the mind, he says.
To illustrate the difference, de Sousa uses the example of computerized
chess programs, which use large amounts of computer power to calculate
six to eight chess moves in advance. They reorganize their strategy with
each move.
Chess masters, on the other hand, think only two or three moves in
advance and do periodic checks on their overall position. Simply by
looking at the chess board, they are able to tell whether or not they are in
a good position.
But, just because chess programs have been successful, doesn't mean
these programs can throw light on how humans play, de Sousa says.
Computers, in fact, are unable to evaluate their position like chess masters, by glancing at the board.
Mackworth agrees there is a difference between the way the mind
might manipulate information and the way a computer might. He refers
to the dichotomy as "the sufficiency/necessity problem", meaning that
computer scientists have established sufficient means for computers to
perform intelligently, but not necessarily the "human" means.
"Computer scientists haven't come up with a totally sufficient answer
to this problem," says Mackworth.
Nor have they answered another problem referred to by de Sousa as
"the frame problem." In other words, what information is it necessary to
ignore in order to understand a situation?
If a glass of water is moved to the edge of a table, for instance, someone nearby may see that it is within reaching distance or that it may fall
off the edge. The computer might register the move differently. Depending on how it is programmed, it may be led through a series of questions
such as "If the glass has moved, what has happened to the table?" or
"Has the water inside the glass changed?"
A human might understand the situation easily, but a computer must
have a means of filtering out irrelevant information in order to do so.
"In a sense, the frame problem becomes the central issue in epistemology for the computer scientist," says de Sousa. "Well, there's a little more
to epistemology than that. AI is good for checking out certain ideas and
even trying out new approaches, but it doesn't have all the answers. ■
ial photographs and satellite images.
Working with Peter Murtha in Forestry, they
have put their computers to use in identifying
insect-infested forests from infra-red satellite
images, compiling a plant food inventory for a
reindeer range in Canada's north and determining environmental effects on native lands
of nearby industry in Ontario.
Satellites and airborne scanners provide the
raw data and the computers use programmed
information to draw inferences from what is
sensed in order to reach conclusions for the
scientists.
The advantage of using a computer in
remote sensing is not only the detailed output
it can produce, but the timeliness with which
it can get things done. To diagnose an insect-
infested forest by traditional methods is time-
consuming, allowing the insects time to move
on to do further damage. Computer-assisted
remote sensing can diagnose the problem
quickly so immediate action can be taken to
stop the infestation from spreading.
Mackworth, Woodham and Havens are the
chief faculty members at UBC's Laboratory for
Computational Vision, from which they conduct most of their research. The lab is funded
by grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the prestigious
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.
Although the three researchers work jointly
on many projects, each has his own specialization. Mackworth, who founded the lab in
1974, and Havens (who did his PhD under
Mackworth) are interested in different aspects
of knowledge representation. Woodham, who
has a joint academic appointment in the faculties of Computing Science and Forestry, studies image analysis.
THEORIES OF VISION
The process of enabling a computer to see
draws heavily from research in other scientific
disciplines, notably the neuro-sciences and
psychology. But in translating neurological
and psychological principles into programs,
the computer scientists have developed some
of their own theories about human vision.
"There is a level of theory," says Mackworth, "where you can talk about what's
going on in vision regardless of what machine
it's working in — whether it's a biological
machine, a human machine or a traditional
computer."
The level of theory Mackworth is talking of
is the computational approach to vision; thus
the name for their lab. In their vision programs, the UBC researchers use a series of
mathematical and symbolic computations to
mimic the neurological or psychological functions of the eye and brain. These computations demand a special computer language
called Lisp, which allows symbols or strings of
symbols (such as calculus equations) to be
manipulated.
"A map, for instance, is literally a bunch of
lines and symbols on a page," says Woodham.
"It is only by applying our knowledge that we
can derive the implicit meanings in maps —
for example, identifying a watershed or a river
system."
The   process   of   extracting   those   crude
10   Chronicle/Winter 1985 images and putting them together again in the
mind is analogous to the way the UBC
researchers write programs. The lines and
symbols can be embedded in the computer
using Lisp, and they are reconstructed using
the knowledge programmed into the computer.
Giving the computers knowledge of what
they see has been the task of Mackworth and
Havens. Together they have written several
versions of a map-understanding program
they call Mapsee. The system uses hand-
drawn sketch maps in the interpretation of
aerial photographs. According to Mackworth,
each version used a different psychological
model of knowledge representation.
One system, Mapsee2, is a "schema-based"
system that draws on the work of the 18th-
century German philosopher Immanuel Kant.
A later version of Mapsee, written in collaboration with Ray Reiter (now at the University
of Toronto), uses a "logic-based" system.
"The computer is actually a valuable tool in
testing different theories of knowledge," says
Mackworth. "Rather than speculating for
hours and hours and writing endless papers
about different ways to represent knowledge,
you can actually try them out on the computer
and see if they work."
INTELLIGENCE VERSUS KNOWLEDGE
It is this aspect of AI research that has been
called "Applied Philosophy" or "Experimental
Epistemology". While the labels earn a smile
from AI researchers, they draw sneers from
others.  Philosophers regard the notion that
intelligent behavior can be replicated in a
machine as a fallacy. True intelligent behavior,
they say, consists of living a human life, the
ability to have subjective experiences to form
intentions for the future. There is something
fundamentally different about humans that a
machine cannot replicate.
Computer scientists, depending on whom
you talk to, believe that we already have intelligent machines. If IQ is a measure of a person's ability to solve problems and perform
certain tasks, then computers are equally capable and equally intelligent.
"The fact that human beings are capable of
what philosophers call intelligence is proof
that machines can be made to do the same,"
says Woodham. "I see no reason intrinsically
why human intelligence is any different in
kind from any other intelligence we might
hope to achieve in animals or in machines."
It is here that the Sorcerer's Apprentice
figurine on Mackworth's desk, lifting its magic
wand into the air, takes on a menacing
appearance. Are we creating a world of
malevolent machines lacking in moral sensibilities?
"Not likely," says Mackworth. "The problem with morality will not come from robots, it
will come from the programmers. If it ever
happened, the moral liability would be on the
programmer and the designers of the system,
not the machines."
"My ultimate goal in AI," adds Woodham,
"is not to build a machine version of a human.
My goal is to pursue this universe of the mind
— of reason, thinking, intelligence and knowledge — to whatever length I can."*
*       _*3*
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assistant professor
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Bob Woodham and
Alan Mackworth
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counsellors. Sigal, a biochemist who
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keep putting it off. But here, we're
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School isn't always the answer for
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Chronicle/Winter 1985    13 MILLION-DOLLAR
DONATIONS FOR
LAW, COMMERCE
By Terry Lavender
The University of British Columbia
has been the recipient of two especially noteworthy donations in recent
months — one from Vancouver businessman David Lam and the other
courtesy of the computer manufacturer IBM Canada.
The David Lam Management
Research Library in the Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration was opened June 6, 1985, thanks
to the generosity of David Lam and
family, who donated $1 million
towards its establishment.
David See-Chai Lam and his family
arrived in Vancouver in 1967 from
Hong Kong. Now one of the city's
most successful real estate developers,
Lam said at the library's opening that
he benefited greatly from the evening
courses in Commerce he took at UBC.
Two of his three daughters have graduated from the university.
Lam said, "I want to thank the University of British Columbia for giving
me the education and skills which
assisted me in succeeding in the
opportunities offered in Canada. My
contribution to this library is but a
small payment on the debt of gratitude which I owe."
The library now operates out of four
reading rooms in the Henry Angus
Building. It will have a comprehensive
selection of material on business activities and corporate/financial reports
and periodicals. Other research material will be accessible through computer data bases. A major focus of the
library will be Pacific Rim economic
activities. A special Commerce/MBA
alumni campaign is now underway to
endow the library's operating costs.
On October 17, 1985, UBC and IBM
Canada announced the establishment
of a Cooperative Project on Computers and the Law. Under the agreement, IBM will provide over $2 million
worth of computing equipment, programs and services to UBC.
The project will include computer
literacy courses for law students, lawyers and judges; programs to enable
computers to teach law; "expert" computer systems to help lawyers identify
legal issues and relevant research
materials; and a judicial data base to
aid judges with the complex task of
sentencing. Computer classrooms will
be established at both the Law Faculty
and Continuing Legal Education.
Gifts such as those of David Lam
and IBM Canada enable the University of British Columbia to maintain its
high standards of excellence. ■
14   Chronicle/Winter 1985 From Egypt in 3000 B.C. to the Man on the Moon, a UBC grad presents a course on 100
decisive events in history.
History's
Top 100
By David Carey, ba'38
David Carey, BA'38, and British Columbia's Rhodes Scholar for 1938, recently
devised, wrote and narrated "100 Decisive
Events in History"', which was broadcast
on a North Carolina PBS station. The
Chronicle asked Mr. Carey how he had
come to do the series, and a university continuing education course of the same title.
This is his reply:
ANYONE WHO HAD the
opportunity and privilege of sitting at the feet of Professor Soward,
Dr. Sage or Dr. Freddie Wood back in
the 30s generally ended up inquisitive
for more. They not only equipped
you, if you listened, to pass the year's
exams, but more importantly,
whetted your appetite for more and
more information, of the kind that had
to be discovered on your own.
A fairly busy life did not leave me
many opportunities for this kind of
reading, although helping to put the
pieces together in Europe and Asia
after World War II gave me a chance to
be involved in an important slice of
history.
The opportunity came on retirement. I found myself in Knoxville,
Tennessee, home campus of the state
university. So, I called up the continuing education department and asked if
they would like me to give a course
during the upcoming semester. To the
woman who answered, I suggested,
"How about 100 decisive events in
history?"
She was understandably a little
non-plussed as most of the courses in
the extension department tended to
be on the practical side — real estate,
tax planning, assertiveness, gourmet
cooking, pregnancy after 40 and so
on. But after a pause she said, "Well,
why not? Come in and we'll set it up."
So, I was confronted with the pros-
David Carey, BA'38: An idea for a night
school course blossomed into a television
series.
pect of giving a course and only two
events out of the 100 were clear in my
mind — the first, Egypt around 3000
B.C., and the last, Man on the Moon.
Now came the fun part. How to
select the events and literally put them
in capsule form, so that, in a two hour
lecture you covered 10 events. In this I
was greatly helped by a fellow Rhodes
Scholar, who had a PhD. in history.
The classes were well attended, and
I was asked to repeat the course in
succeeding semesters. The word
apparently got around and I was
approached by the regional PBS station about a televised series. This
developed into 26 half-hour programs, with four events covered in
each program, and a half-hour introduction at the start of the series. I narrated it using maps, pictures and film
clips to illustrate the narration. The
regional station has plans to distribute
it around the country.
I learned a lot as I researched and
prepared this material. For instance,
June weddings became traditional
because it was the Anglo-Saxon habit
to take the annual bath in late May.
Anglo-Saxons had a great antipathy to
bathing. Among the other things I
learned were the importance of pepper throughout history and how a
Turkish harem operated.
I was also intrigued by some of the
"what ifs" of history. What if Varus
the Roman general, sent by Augustus
in A.D. 9 to put the modern areas of
Germany and Poland under control,
had succeeded? In fact, he was decisively beaten by Arminius, a Germanic chieftain who conducted a kind
of guerilla warfare in the marshes and
forests of Germany. As a result,
Roman power and culture never again
tried to cross the Rhine. Supposing
Varus had been successful and that
area had come under the Franco-Latin
culture that moulded Europe in the
next many years, would we have had
two world wars in this century? There
are so many more "what ifs".
As I taught the classes and did my
research, I came to realize how much
our history is learned in longitudinal
divisions. For instance, I asked the
class if they all knew about Cleopatra.
That was fairly easy. Elizabeth Taylor
had made her pretty well known. So I
asked for a rough date as to when she
lived. This was a little tougher. So I
said, "Well historically, she was a contemporary of Jesus."
There was a gasp. They all knew
about Cleopatra and they all knew
about Jesus. They had never put the
two together. Of course, when Joseph
and Mary fled to escape Herod's tantrums, it was to Cleopatra's Egypt.
She actually died in 30 B.C.
In the same way, few could tell me
what was going on in Europe around
the time Columbus discovered America. They were quite amazed when I
told them Joan of Arc had recently
been burnt at the stake, Martin Luther
was turning the religious world
upside down, Guttenburg had
invented type, Michelangelo was
doing the Sistine Chapel, and so on.
Again, they knew of these events, but
had never put them together.
Throughout the series, I tried to
"lateralize" history. When dealing
with events in Europe, we'd switch to
what was going on in Russia, or
China, or Japan.
So, my thanks to the Sowards,
Sages and Woods of the past, and a
salute to their counterparts of today,
who intrigue and stimulate us to reach
out for new ways of doing things and
to search for fresh truths. ■
Chronicle/Winter 2985   15 October rain didn't deter the largest field ever from running the 1985 Arts '20 Relay Race. One hundred and eighty teams took part in the race from
UBC's original home at Fairview (above, now the site of Vancouver General Hospital) to the Point Grey campus. A team of engineering students won the
1985 race!
SCENES FROM
HOMECOMING '85
A reception for the Wesbrook Society October 24
brought out many of the University's most generous
donors, including David Lam (below), who recently
gaiv SI million to establish a Commerce research
library (sec story, page 14). The reception gave
Wesbrook Society members the opportunity to chat with
Great Trekker Award winner Dr. Franc Joubin.
At the head tabic during the Class of '35 50th Reunion Dinner at the Faculty Club
October 25. Left to right: Karen Brynelson, daughter of dinner chairman Bern Brynelsen;
Robert Osborne, husband to co-organizer Dorothy Osborne; Violet Eagles; co-organizer
Pauline (McMartin) Ranta. Violet Eagles and husband Dr. Blythe Eagles were special
guests at the dinner.
Coming home to UBC: Alumni Branch Representatives from across Canada, the United
States and Europe, visited Cecil Green Park during Homecoming Week. Left to right:
Gary Caster (Edmonton), Dennis Hon (Victoria), jay Brown (Washington, D.C), Gerry
Marra (Seattle), Gerald Borch (who is active in Calgary branch activities), Gail Lee
Caldwell (Paris), Peter Lawson (San Francisco), Rob McDiarmid (Kamloops).
16    Chronicle/Wmfer 1985 CLASS ACTS
20s
J.V. Clyne, BA'23, former B.C. Supreme
Court Justice, UBC Chancellor and
MacMillan Bloedel Chairman and CEO,
has published his memoirs, Jack of All
Trades. The Vancouver Sun calls the
reminiscences "outspoken", with opinions
on subjects ranging from socialism to
capital punishment.... The family of
D.H. (Doug) Rae, BASc'23, celebrated his
90th birthday recently with a surprise
party. Among the guests was E.C. (Wilkie)
Wilkinson, BASc'23. Both are veterans of
the First World War and both took part in
the Great Trek of 1922.
30s
In appreciation of their long association
with port development in Canada, Gordon
W. Stead, BCom'33, BA'34, and Norman
Hacking, BA'34, were recently presented
with honorary memberships in the
Canadian Port and Harbour
Association .... Harold W. Smith,
BASc'35, is retired and living in Dunrobin
in eastern Ontario. He was with Cominco
for 10 years and the federal Energy, Mines
and Resources department for 30
years .... Maverick B.C. Social Credit
MLA Jack Davis, BASc'39, is author,
publisher and distributor of Popular Politics:
How to Make Democracy Work. Another UBC
alumnus, David Schreck, PhD'78, will be
the NDP candidate in Davis' constituency,
North Vancouver-Seymour, in the next
provincial election.
40s
Marion (MacDonald) Wright, BA'43,
MA'49, was presented with the Clifford J.
Robson "Distinguished Psychologist in
Manitoba" Award in April 1985, in
recognition of her efforts towards
establishing a doctoral program in clinical
psychology at the University of
Manitoba .... Carleton University
economics professor H. Edward English,
BA'45, PhD (Berkeley), is teaching at the
International University of Japan while on
sabbatical. The focus of his work in recent
years has been Pacific trade relations ....
James M. Cameron, BCom'48, retired this
year after 37 years of public relations for
Cominco. In 1961 he was president of the
Trail Smoke Eaters, the last Canadian
amateur hockey team to win the world
championship .... Living in Victoria is
Richard Clifford, BSF'48, BCom'49, who
retired in 1983 after working 29 years for
the B.C. Ministry of Forests .... New
chairman of the UBC Board of Governors is
William L. Sauder, BCom'48. Sauder,
president of Sauder Industries Ltd., was
appointed to the 15-member Board by the
provincial government in 1981. He
succeeds Vancouver lawyer David McLean.
50s
Roy Sadler, BA'51, has won awards for his
work in co-operative education from both
the Co-operative Education Association of
the U.S.A. and the Canadian Association
for Co-operative Education. As manager of
co-op programs for IBM Canada, he has
built the largest corporate co-op program in
the country .... Joan M. Whiley, BA'51, a
staff writer for the Port of Seattle, has
received her Public Relations Society of
American accreditation .... Margaret M.
(Guest) Hoehn, MD'54, a clinical professor
of neurology at the University of Colorado,
has been a guest speaker at international
symposia in Buenos Aires and New York
on Parkinson's Disease .... President of
the Institute of Management Consultants
of B.C. is Godfrey Chowne, BCom'55, a
partner in the firm Chowne, Beatson
Management Consultants . . . . M. Jean
(Bulman) Woodley, BA'55, married Dr,
W.R. Woodley on November 14, 1984. She
is involved in music education in
Vernon .... Anne Konrad, BA'55, has had
her first book, a novel called The Blue Jar,
published. A high school English teacher,
she lives in Toronto with her husband,
Harvey Dyck, BA'56, MA'58, and their
family .... Bernard Eisenstein, MD'56, is
associate medical director of William
Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan.
60s
Bob Gayton, BCom'62, PhD (Berkeley), a
partner in Peat, Marwick, Mitchell, has
recently rejoined the firm's Vancouver
office .... Gary Geddes, BA'62, was one
of five regional winners in the 1985 British
Airways Commonwealth Poetry Prize, for
his volume of verse, The Terracotta Army.
As winner of the Americas area regional
prize, Geddes is being considered for the
grand prize, the winner of which will be
announced shortly .... Duncan G.
Thomas, BASc'62, is the new executive
vice-president and general manager of AJ.
Forsyth and Co., a steel service centre ....
John M. Curtis, BA'63, AM, PhD
(Harvard), is senior policy advisor,
multilateral trade negotiations, with the
federal external affairs department. . . . G.
Harvie Barker, BA'64, BD (Montreal),
received his STM degree from the
University of Winnipeg recently. His wife,
Elizabeth (Leroux) Barker, BHE'64, MSc
(Manitoba), teaches at the University of
Manitoba .... Scott Hylands, BA'64, stars
in a CBS cop series, Night Heat, set in the
streets of Toronto. The Yellowknife-born
actor has been acting for 20 years, first on
Broadway and later in movies and
television .... Merv Magus, BEd'64, has
published his fourth volume of hockey-
related cartoons, Hockey Is A Funny Game
IV. He says the only way he can pay for
this "hobby" is to teach junior high school
in Burnaby .... Yaro Igor Starak,
MSW'64, invites his former classmates to
contact him or visit him in Australia. He
can be reached through the University of
Queensland's social work department in
Brisbane .... "I have over 40 U.S. and
foreign patents in photopolymerization
and electronic materials", writes J.E.
Gervay, PhD'65, from Wilmington,
Deleware. He's a research associate for
Dupont Photoproducts and Electronic
Products .... John C. Kerr, BA'65, has
been elected chairman of the B.C. Council
of Forest Industries .... Time Magazine
Washington correspondent Ross H.
Munro, BA'65, leaves Washington for New
Delhi soon to become Time-Life News
Service's South Asia bureau chief ....
Susan (Miller) Suart, BSc'65, MSc
(London), heads the reference department
of the Canada Institute for Scientific and
Technical Information in Ottawa ....
Henry L. Suderman, BASc (Chem)'65,
MBA'69, moved from London, England, to
Calgary where he is manager, corporate
loans, for the Bank of British Columbia's
energy department.... The University of
Toronto's new dean of forestry is UBC
science grad J. Roderick Carrow,
MSc'67 .... Frank Gannon, BEd'67,
MEd'73, and his wife Betty run a career
advisory service in Richmond .... After 11
years, Louise Hager, BA'67, BLS'70, and
her partner are selling Hager Books in
Vancouver's Kerrisdale area to pursue
other interests .... Lorena J. Kanke,
MD'67, a clinical instructor of obstetrics
and gynecology at UBC, has been elected
chairman of the British Columbia Section of
the American College of Obstetricians and
Gynecologists .... R.T.J. Laing, BSc'67,
who has worked in New Orleans, London
and The Hague, is now in Sumatra,
Indonesia, as chief geophysicist with P.T.
Caltex Pacific Indonesia .... I. B. Matiru,
BEd'67, MA'70, is an editor for Oxford
University Press in Nairobi, Kenya. She
and her husband, Havelock Thairu
Matiru, BSF'70, have four children ....
James Ray Richards, BCom'67, is a vice-
president in the merchant banking group
of Manufacturers Hanover Trust.... Gary
Watts, BA'67, BD, STM (Saskatchewan),
BHJ (Regina), PhD (McGill), has just
moved to Camrose, Alberta after 10 years
as a penitentiary chaplain in Saskatchewan
and British Columbia. He is now an
Chronicle/Winfi-r 1985    17 assistant professor of religious studies at
Camrose Lutheran College .... Merle
Herbert Reagh, BA'68, has a new position
as consultant for the B.C. education
ministry's modern languages branch ....
Bruce G. Boaden, MBA'69, has taken a
sabbatical from the University of Natal in
South Africa to work on a self-help
housing research project. He is a professor
and head of the department of quantity
surveying and building economics at the
university .... Chronicle Editorial
Committee Chairman Peter Jones, BA'69,
has been elected vice-president of Burson-
Marsteller, a public relations consulting
firm. Jones is general manager of the firm's
Vancouver office .... James Parkes,
BCom'69, is president of the Western
Rehabilitation Society, which operates the
G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre and
Pearson Hospital in Vancouver ....
Hannah Polowy, BEd-E'69, MEd'71,
EdD'78, of UBC's education faculty, is the
first non-Russan educator to be awarded
the Anton Makarenko Medal by the
Ukrainian republic's ministry of education.
Dr. Polowy, whose ethnic background is
Ukrainian, received the medal for her
"dedication to internationalism in
education, contributions to Canadian
education and for her advocacy of
humanitarianism, collective process and
social responsibility."
70s
Roslyn Kunin, PhD'70, is a regional
economist for B.C. and Yukon for
Employment and Immigration Canada.
She also chairs the Vancouver Economic
Advisory Commission .... Jean Anne
Wightman, BA'70, has graduated from the
University of Guelph's Master of
Landscape Architecture program and is
now employed as a sessional instructor in
that university's landscape architecture
school .... Nancy Enright, BA'71, has just
had her new book, Nancy Enright's
Canadian Herb Cookbook, published by
Lorimer Press in Toronto .... Melanie J.
Friesen, BA'71, is director of creative
affairs, United Kingdom, for MGM/United
Artists' motion picture production
divisions. She worked as an agent,
representing writer and director clients in
both the United Kingdom and the United
States .... A. Craig Lahmer, BSc'71, is a
partner with Arthur Andersen & Co.,
Chartered Accountants, in Toronto ....
Stephen Nikleva, BA'74, plays guitar,
while Enrico Renz, BA'81, sings for
Vancouver new wave band Red Herring.
The group recently released its first record,
a six-song ep called "Taste Tests" ....
Sales and marketing manager for Unity
Paper Tubes in England is Robert A.
Mackenzie, BSF'71. He and his wife Julie
had a son, William, in April, 1985 ....
Garth E. Pinton, BA'72, has been
appointed a partner with Dunhill
Personnel Consultants, a Vancouver
management and professional search
firm .... K.S. Chunsi, MF'73, is senior
forest research officer in charge of forest
products utilisation at the Tanzania
Forestry Research Institute in
Tanzania .... Elizabeth Gallaher, BHE'73,
and her brother Patrick run B.C.
Playthings, a North Vancouver store that
sells only "participating play" items. The
store is now in its 10th year of
business .... Art Ponder, BEd'73, is now a
professor in Memorial University's
educational administration department in
St. John's, Newfoundland .... Peter
Sammon, BSc'73, MSc'75, PhD (Cornell),
writes from Calgary that he is a partner in
Dynamic Reservoir Systems while his wife,
Christine (Hellwig) Sammon, BA'78, MLS
(Wisconsin) is head librarian at the Alberta
College of Art.... Now an assistant
professor of psychology at Long Island
University in New York, Rhianon Allen,
BA'74, PhD (CUNY), was formerly with
Columbia University's department of
psychiatry .... Joseph P. Dion, BA'74,
MA (Toronto), MES (York), manages policy
development for CITL in Toronto . . . . S.
Allison Fader, BA'74, LLB'79, is a masters
student in public administration at the
University of Victoria .... David M.
Mark, MA'74, is an associate professor of
geography and director of the cartographic
laboratory at the State Universitv of New
York at Buffalo .... "Back to the university
and still in Nigeria," writes Sagary
(Tertius) Nokoe, MF'74, PhD'76, from the
University of Science and Technology at
Port Harcourt, Nigeria, "Tom See, Richard
Yand and Sandy Segaran should get in
touch" .... Jon Pearkings, BSc'74, has
established a specialized computer support
centre in Edmonton .... Bruce Ruddell,
BEd'75, is composer-in-residence at the
Vancouver Playhouse on a seven month
contract. He has written music for "A Man
For All Seasons", "K2" and other recent
Playhouse productions .... Donna Wells,
MLS'75, was recently appointed city
librarian for Swift Current, Sask. This
follows work for a public library in Nigeria
with CUSO and the birth of her daughter,
Laura Ehizofua Wells, June 1, 1984 . . . . H.
John Yagi, BSc (Pharm)'75, is working on
his MBA at the University of Toronto. He
owns a pharmacy in Guelph, Ontario ....
Joylene Campbell, MLS'76, is Lakeland
Regional Librarian in North Battleford,
Sask. She is also a member of the
provincial board of the Saskatchewan
Western Development Museum ....
Ronald Walter Green, BA'76, handles
distribution services for 50 stores of the
Hometown Hardwares chain. He and wife
Jay live in Leduc, Alberta .... President of
both Vertek Engineering and Silvan
Natural Springs Ltd. is Rinaldo Lampis,
BASc'76, of Vancouver .... Anil Ram,
BSc'76, BSc (Pharm)'80, is chairman of the
B.C. Pharmacists Society for 1985-86. He
owns a drug store in Parksville .... Bruce
Rutley, BSc (Agr)'76, has returned to B.C.
as agriculture program coordinator at
Northern Lights College in Dawson
Creek .... Carol Schmitt, BComm'76, and
Steve Schmitt, BSc (Agr)'76, are busy in
Coronation, Alberta. She runs her own
accounting firm while he has opened a
training stable .... Barbara Schwab,
BHE'76, and James Schwab, BSF'76, live in
Smithers with their three children,
Anthony, Klara and Theresa .... Dennis
Sexsmith, BA'76, MA'80, writes that he
"has joined the B.C. exodus, moving to
Saskatoon to assume teaching duties in art
history at the University of
Saskatchewan .... William Clifford,
BSc'77, MScF (New Brunswick), received
his doctorate in medicine and the gold
medal for the graduating medicine class
from the University of New Brunswick in
May 1985. He is now in residency in
Winnipeg .... David I. Cocking, BA'77,
BLA'85, is with Vaughan Durante Ltd.
Landscape Architects, doing Expo '86-
related work as well as large scale
residential development planning
studies .... For his discovery of a new
technique of dating oil deposits, T. Mark
Harrison, BSc'77, of the State University of
New York at Albany, has been named a
U.S. Presidential Young Investigator,
worth 525,000 for five vears .... Frances
K. Pohl, BA'77, MA'80, received his PhD
in art history at UCLA in September 1985.
He is an assistant professor in art history at
Pomona College, Claremont,
California .... Joan M. Schwartz, MA'77,
is back in Ottawa after 10 years in England
pursuing research and writing in the
history of photography .... Gregory W.
Taylor, BSc'77, MD (Dalhousie) recently
started his medical practice in Erin,
Ontario William H. Black, BASc'78,
and Hedy (Hampel) Black, BEd-E'78, live
in New Westminster. She teaches school in
Surrey while he works for Westbay
Instruments Ltd. They have a one-year-old
daughter, Kathryn Elizabeth .... Ron
Fulton, DMD'78, is doing graduate
periodontics at UBC's Faculty of Dentistry.
He and wife Debbie have a daughter,
Lauren, born on May 25, 1985 .... Ronald
J. Hall, BSF'78, MSc (Alberta), works with
the Canadian Forestry Service in
Edmonton as a research officer and study
leader .... Director of marketing for Can-
Tan Sun Systems Ltd. in Vancouver is
Frank Ingham, BEd'78 .... David Burns,
BCom'79, is a senior marketing coordinator
with Informatics General Corporation in
Woodland Hills, California .... Archie
Johnston, BCom'79, is a manager in
Thorne Riddell Chartered Accountants'
national auditing resources
department .... Susan (Mitchell)
McKechnie, BCom'79, LLB'83, and J. Cam
McKechnie, LLB'83, were married on
March 16, 1985 .... Bell-Northern
Research employee Steven M. Schnider,
BASc'79, completed his Masters of Applied
Science in electrical engineering at the
University of Toronto in 1985 .... Edmand
Yuk Man Wong, BA'79, is senior press
information officer with the Independent
Commission Against Corruption in Hong
Kong.
80s
W.L. Craig Campbell, BCom'80, is
returning to Vancouver via east Africa after
a two year tour of duty with the
Melbourne, Australia office of Price
Waterhouse .... Roman Depka, BASc'80,
works with Telecom Canada in
Ottawa .... Keith Fraser, BPE'80,
completed a 600-kilometre bicycling
marathon recently. The marathon's route
took him and other hardy cyclists from
Vancouver down through Washington
State and back again in 40 hours ....
Norman Grusnick, BASc'80, is a sales
engineer in Vancouver with General
Equipment Ltd .... William R.
McKinnon, BA'80, was recently appointed
Vancouver branch manager for Continental
Air Freight Ltd .... Wellington, New
Zealand resident Kellie Reynolds,
BCom'80, is audit manager for Arthur
Young Chartered Accountants .... Laila
Johnsen, BSc (Agr)'80, married Pat Salm
July 20, 1985 in Williams Lake Kevin
Todd, BSF'80, MA'85, MFS (Canterbury,
18   Chronicle/Winter 1985 N.Z.), is a project economist with B.C.'s
Ministry of Industry and Small Business
Development.... St. Paul's Hospital
nursing director Irene Goldstone, MSc'81,
attended the 1985 International Congress
of Nurses in Israel, delivering a paper on
"Origins and Development of Collective
Bargaining By Nurses in British Columbia
1912-76" Howard Morton, PhD'81, is
a senior research chemist for Merck Frosst
Canada Inc., in Kirkland, Quebec ....
Bonnie Pyplacz, BSc'81, MSc'84, of
Gibsons, wants the Chronicle to run
"articles on successful and prominent
alumni in strange places" .... Domenic
Costanzino, BASc'82, works for Bell
Northern Research in Nepean,
Ontario .... Wedding bells have been
ringing for the Class of '82: Robert Hahn,
BCom'82 married Young-Ah Choi, March
16, 1985 Kathleen Houston, BSN'82,
married Michael Brett, MSc'81, PhD'85, on
July 28, 1984. She has just finished her first
year of the M.N. program at the University
of Alberta, where Michael has a postdoctoral fellowship position .... Belinda
Jean Cubbon, BA'82, and Roger S.
McLaughlin, MBA'85, were married June
1, 1985 .... Susan M. McEwen, BHE'82,
who works with the mentally
handicapped, was married on August 17,
1985 Cecilia Poeppel, BSc'82, and
Bryan Taylor of Montreal tied the knot in
May, 1985. They now live in Delta ....
Tom Williamson, BCom'82, married
Melinda Davis on June 16, 1984 — their
daughter Lindsay Rae was born one year
later to the day .... Jacqueline A. Mason
Conant, BMLSc'83, is completing her MSc
in medical microbiology at the London
School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
in London, England .... Britta Gustafson,
BCom'83, works in Edmonton with Health
and Welfare Canada. She married Henry
Brzezinksi July 5, 1985 in Vienna,
Austria .... Barbara Hill, MBA'83,
remarried September 6, 1985 to John D.
Leavitt. She's product manager for
Travenol Canada, Inc .... Gayle Lin Joe,
BEd'83, received her Master of Education,
ESL specialty, from UBC in 1985 ....
"Hope all is well at UBC," writes
stockbroker Gerret W. Kavanagh, MBA'83,
from Toronto, "we're hearing a lot of bad
news about education cutbacks in B.C."
Gerret and wife Monica have some good
news though; the birth of son Patrick
Gerret, May 11, 1985 Larry A. Martin,
BCom'83, is a stockbroker with Georgia
Pacific Securities in Vancouver .... Leva
Lee, BA'83, is putting her new Master in
Library Science degree from the University
of Toronto to good use: she works for the
Globe and Mail's InfoGlobe database ....
Gary Villette, BASc'83, and Helen
Villette, BSc'84, say they "have relocated
to Ontario and have acquired exciting
career positions: Gary is supervisor -
engineering for a sheet metal firm, Helen is
a medical lab technologist" .... Another
note from Ontario: I. Scott Greenwood,
BCom'84, has moved from sales to brand
management with General Mills Canada
Ltd. He lives in Brampton .... Nicholas
Harden, BSc'84, is a graduate genetics
student at Cambridge University in
England .... Mark E. Neithercut, PhD'84,
MA (Michigan State), BA (Michigan),
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Stephen M. Pink, BA'84, works for Great
Pacific Management in Vancouver ....
David James Tiplady, BASc'84, just started
work at Hydrogeological Consultants Ltd.
in Edmonton .... Bradley E. Waugh,
BSc'84, expects to wrap up his Master's
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on May 17, 1985 .... Lidia A. Wolanskyj,
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Births
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(Godwin) Baillie, a son, Matthew Alastair,
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Berry, a son, Andrew James, August 20,
1985, in Kitchener, Ontario .... Barbara
(Anderson) Blewett, BEd'78, and Fred W.
Blewett, a son, Todd William, April 29,
1985 in Williams Lake, a brother for
Katie .... Miriam Bowles, BEd'72, and
Kevin Bowles, a son, Owen Wesley,
September 14, 1985, a brother for
Jeffrey .... Huston Tupper Cameron, BSc
(Pharm)'82, and Marie Anne (Skuta)
Cameron, BSc (Pharm)'82, a son, Eric
Makoto, June 8, 1985 in Vernon, a
grandson for Mavis (Huston) Cameron,
BA'47 .... Gary Christiansen, BSc
(Pharm)'79, and Janet (Hapa)
Christiansen, BHE'78, a daughter, Tanya
Renelle, August 1, 1985 .... Susan Jane
Clark, BA'69, and Robert Allen Clark, a
son, Todd Allen Clark, August 16, 1985 in
Houston, a brother for Philip Mathew ....
Bryan Coles, BPE'76, and Suzanne Coles, a
daughter, Melanie Alicia, September 3,
1985, a sister for Carolyn .... Celia
(McArthur) Corriveau, BEd'79, DED'83,
and Jerry Corriveau, BCom'77, a daughter,
Cody Mellissa Corriveau, July 29, 1985, in
Vancouver, a granddaughter for Pamela
Temple (Mrs. D.A. Carson), BA'55,
BSW'84, and William McArthur,
BSc'63 .... Patricia Demco, BEd'68, and
Thomas Alan Demco, MD'73, a daughter,
Alexandra Lauren, June 5, 1985, a sister for
Christina, Anthony, Brittany and
Elana .... Alan J. Deschner, BSc'73,
MSc'76, and Susan J. Whiting, a daughter,
Monica Joanne Deschner, July 30, 1985 in
Halifax Clint Ellison, BSc(Agr)'77,
and Janet Lawrence, a son, David, July 13,
1985 Susan Eyre, BA'76, LLB'79, LLM
(London), and Robert Mouat, BASc'73,
MSc'76, a son, Matthew Eyre Mouat, July
18, 1985 in Vancouver, a brother for
Emily .... Greg Gourlay, BCom'82, and
Maureen Gourlay, a son, Graehme
Timothy Maxwell, July 4, 1985 in
Vancouver .... Norm Grusnick, BASc'80,
and Cathy Grusnick, a daughter, Veronica
Catherine, October 1, 1985 in Surrey ....
Margaret-Anne (Paton) Huestis, BEd'76,
and Greg Huestis, a son, Tyler Paton
Huestis, October 15, 1985 in Hope ....
Barbara A. (Coan) Johnston, BA'77, and
John R. Johnston, BCom'78, a daughter,
20    Chronicle/Winter 2985 Elizabeth Ann, January 11, 1985, a sister
for Glenn and Kevin .... David Jones,
BMus'81, and Grace Jones, BMus'83, a
daughter, Amy Kieran, a sister for
Melanie .... Christopher A. Judzaitis, BSc
(Pharm)'82, and Patricia Mary Judzaitis, a
son, Daniel Joseph Oliver, May 11,
1985 .... Len Levoux, BSF'79, and Morven
Levoux, a son, Justin Lai, June 22, 1985 in
Maple Ridge .... Chris S. Lott, LLB'74,
and S. Lynne (Jackson) Lott, BEd'71, a
son, Alexander James, December 28, 1984,
a brother for Jessica Robyn .... Judy
(Graham) Lucas, BEd'67, a daughter,
Barbara Nicole, November 21, 1984, a sister
for Graham and Robbie .... Wendy
(Biddlecombe) McNaughton, BEd'76, and
William McNaughton, BSc'76, LLB'84, a
daughter, Hilary Jane, September,
1984 .... Catherine J. (Thompson)
Mutter, BEd'76, MEd (UVic), and John A.
Mutter, BMus'69, MA (Gonzaga), a son,
Gavin James, February 15, 1985, a brother
for Donald .... Shirley (Rennick) Pitt,
BA'81, a son, David William, a brother for
Michael Steven, September 14, 1984 in
Victoria .... Aven (Wakefield) Poynter,
BSc'77, MD (Dalhousie), and Reed
Poynter, a son, Christopher, May 22, 1985
in Winnipeg .... Harvey Sasaki, BSc
(Agr)'79, and Brenda Sasaki, a daughter,
Ashley Mari, June 13, 1985, a sister for
Matthew.
In Memoriam
Correction: Notice of the death of John C.
Phillips, BSA'52, was published in the Fall
1985 Chronicle. We have since learned that
this notice was based on erroneous
information and that, in fact, Mr. Phillips is
alive and well and working for the Food
and Agriculture Organization in Kenya.
We deeply regret any distress or trouble
this may have caused Mr. Phillips, his
family or friends.
H. Gordon Baker, BA'29, March 1985.
George Dennis Bishop, BA'42, MA
(Toronto), July 18, 1985 in Victoria. Most of
his working career was spent as a labor
economist with the provincial government
in Victoria. He was an avid tennis player,
keen golfer and world traveller. He served
in the RCAF during World War II. He is
survived by his wife Helen, children
Roger, Paul, Lorna and Barbara,
grandchildren Torr, Sofka, Eden, David
and Aaron, brother Charles, sisters
Dorothy Margison and Joyce Newman. He
is predeceased by his brothers Philip
Bishop and Reverend Ernest Bishop.
Frank Braybrooks, BASc'50, October 3,
1985.
Thomas S. Byrne, BA'26, June 1985. He is
survived by his wife Lena.
John Chappell, BMus'63, MM (Illinois),
June 25, 1985 in Vancouver. A 19-year
member of UBC's music faculty, he was
previously associated with Vancouver's
Theatre Under the Stars, the Vancouver
International Festival and the CBC, for
which he wrote many scripts and film
scores. He conduced many UBC choral
groups over the years and specialized in
15th and 16th century European music. He
is survived by his mother and father, Mr.
and Mrs. John Chappell, and by four
sisters and a brother.
Helen Creelman, BA'24, January 1985.
William Crow, BSA'50, June 8, 1985.
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N.Y. She was a member of the UBC Players
Club, later editorial secretary for the
Vancouver Daily Province, where she met
her future husband, Robert T. Elson. She is
survived by her husband, three daughters
and two sons.
Jerrold M. Fitzsimmons, BASc'51, July 14,
1985.
Dorothy Olive Franklin, BA'49, October 3,
1985 in Vancouver. Born in Fort Worth,
Texas, she attended school in the
Vancouver area and Ottawa, before
attending UBC. She was active in the Point
Grey Golf Club, the Canadian Ladies Golf
Association, Thrift Shop and the Junior
League of Vancouver. For the past 13 years
she was in business with Jordans Contract
Sales of Vancouver. She is survived by her
mother Mrs. Maude G. Smith, husband
Harry J. Franklin Sr., sons Harry Jr. and
William Allan, and brothers Alan Robinson
Smith and Major William Herbert Smith
and their families.
Vernon F. French, BEd'68, June 22, 1985.
He is survived by his wife.
Claude Andre Galibois, BEd'58, May 5,
1984.
Virginia Erminia Glanville, BEd'68,
August 8, 1985 in Vancouver. She is
survived by her husband, R.M. Glanville,
BA'64.
Garnet Russell Hardy, BA'37, August 20,
1985.
Marcel A. Huel, LLB'51, December 18,
1984. He is survived by his wife.
Dr. Arthur Clark Johnson, BA'44, MA'46,
July 2, 1985.
Arthur George Larson, BASc'27, BASc'39,
MASc'35, July 5, 1985 in Victoria. He
worked as a municipal engineer for the
University Endowment Lands and for
Burnaby, and did topographical surveying
and mapping for the Dominion
Government Columbia River Survey. He
later worked in Manitoba and Quebec,
finally serving as associate professor of civil
engineering at the University of Manitoba
from 1945 to his retirement in 1968. He
later owned and operated a tourist resort
and motel. He is survived by his wife,
Margaret.
Frances (Simms) Leng, BA'34, March 23,
1985 in Vernon. She taught math and
languages at the Vernon Senior Secondary
School for more than 30 years, retiring in
1973. Besides organizating a host of extracurricular acivities at the school, she was
also involved with the Altar Guild of All
Saints Anglican Church, the University
Women's Club, Okanagan Historical
Society and the North Okanagan
Naturalists' Club. She is survived by her
husband George, and brothers Keith, Bill
and Eric Simms and their families.
Karen E. (Wilde) Lowe, BSN'74, RN,
February 27, 1985 in Honolulu. A lecturer
at the UBC School of Nursing from 1975 to
1977 and later at the Vancouver Vocational
Institute, she is survived by her husband
David, BFA'79, daughter Katherine,
parents Audrey and Doug Christie,
BSA'41, sister Barbara and brother Terry.
Lila Charmaine Macdonald, BEd-E'67,
November 29, 1979. She is survived by her
parents, Lila and Hamish Macdonald.
John A. McCharles, BA'28, April 26, 1985.
G.W.H. Norman, BASc'26, April 3, 1985.
Philip Northcott, BASc'35, MF'54, June 26,
1985. He is survived by his wife Ruth and
four children and 10 grandchildren.
Shirley Peck, BA'43.
Noboru Takahashi, BASc'60, July 23, 1985.
He is survived bv his wife Jean.
Stanley J. Taylor, EdD'81, March 11, 1985.
Helena (Bodie) Whitmore, BA'18, April 2,
1985. At UBC, she participated in the
Players Club under Freddie Wood, playing
the lead role in "Merely Mary Ann" in
1917.
Robert Hamilton Wright, BA'28, MSc, PhD
(McGill), DSc (New Brunswick), August
10, 1985. Dr. Wright was a noted chemist in
the area of noxious odors, malodorous
emissions, water quality and insect
behavior. He taught at the University of
New Brunswick from 1931 to 1946, and
then went on to the B.C. Research Council.
After his retirement he carried out research
for the Food and Drug Organization of the
United Nations and World Health Org.
He is survived by his wife Kathleen Joan
(Creer) Wright, son Dr. Ian G. Wright and
daughter Mrs. R.J. Maynard, and seven
grandchildren. He was predeceased by his
son Dr. Robert Leslie Douglas Wright.
Robert Orr Bruce Young, BASc'29, June 15,
1985 in Victoria. Employed for 39 years by
the Canadian Hydrographic Service, he is
most noted for directing the blowing up of
Ripple Rock in 1958 to aid navigation near
Vancouver Island. This was the largest
man-made non-atomic explosion of its
time. He is survived by his wife Norma
Mavis, daughter lren Harris and son Dr.
Robert N. Young, and by seven
grandchildren. ■
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