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 Aluitini Award of'Distinction•Theatre'Pwg.rqni's Influence on Canadtan Arh
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SUMMER 1985
Is B.C. Giving Them
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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. V6J IT5
Telephone: (604) 7324211
Certified General
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of British Columbia
Incorporated in 1951, the Certified General Accountants Association is the province's largest association
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  UBC1
CHRONICLE
Volume 39, Number 2
Summer 1985
FEATURES
THE YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY
Terry Lavender
A Chronicle special report on funding of universities in
B.C. and how UBC is coping with its third consecutive year
of budget cuts.
10
ALUMNI AWARD OF DISTINCTION:
JOHN H. McARTHUR, BCom'57
Andrew Purvis
One Commerce grad has distinguished his whole class by
going right to the top. He's Dean of the Harvard Business
School.
13
UBC GRADS STEAL THE SCENE IN
CANADIAN THEATRE
Gregory Strong
They have what it takes to succeed in a tough business.
4
"CHEEZE FACTORY"
Bill Richardson
21
RICHARD FRENCH, BSc'68: RESEARCHER
TURNS POLITICIAN
Andrew Purvis
DEPARTMENTS
ALUMNI ACTIVITIES
UBC's Challenge
A letter to the editor
16
CLASS ACTS
EDITOR: M. Anne Sharp
ASSISTANT EDITOR: Terry Lavender
LAYOUT/DESIGN: Rick Staehling, Pacific West Equities Ltd.
CIRCULATION MANAGER: Ann Marantz
COVER PHOTO: Alex Waterhouse-Hayward
EDITORIAL COMMITTEE: Peter Jones, BA'69, Chair; Virginia Beirnes, LLB'49; Marcia Boyd, MA'75; Doug Davison; Bruce
Fauman; Craig Homewood, MSc'83; Mary 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 McNulty, BPE'68, MPE'70, MA'83
Treasurer: Kevin Richard Rush, BSc'80, MBA'81
Members-at-Large 1984-86: Lynne 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 Tynan, BCom'82, LLB'83
Members-at-Large 1985-87: Robert Affleck, BASc'55; Linda Angus, BA'73; Jim Cooney, MLS'76, BA (Georgetown), MA (Toronto);
Sandy James, MA'83, BA (Carleton); Bill Richardson, BASc'83; Alfred Scow, LLB'61
Published quarterly by the Alumni Association of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. The copyright of all contents is
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EDITORIAL
DESIDERATA FOR STUDENTS
 By Anne Sharp	
THE PAST ACADEMIC year
wasn't exactly business as usual for
UBC. Often the task of educating was
brushed aside as the university population
found itself coping with yet another year of
funding cuts. And as the budget situation
remains uncertain, campus morale suffers.
UBC is trying to move away from heavy
reliance on government grants by enlisting
greater corporate and private support for
its programs. But such a change could take
years, and many are concerned the quality
of British Columbia's flagship university
may be put at risk in the transition.
When we talk about quality of education,
we are really talking about the investment
we make today to prepare our young people for tomorrow. It seems university students have been the forgotten ones in the
battle of the higher education budget.
It is hard to keep a sense of perspective
in the midst of all this, but the following
modern day "desiderata", rewritten by an
arts student, shows that at least one student has managed to do so:
Go placidly amid the noise and the
haste for thou hast ten minutes 'til thy
next class. As far as possible without
surrender, obtain good term results.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly in
the lectures, and listen to the profs,
even the dull and ignorant, for they
mark the exams. Associate with loud
and aggressive persons, for they provide protection in pub brawls. If thou
comparest thyself with others, thou
shalt become akin to an Engineer, vain
and bitter. Keep interested in your own
career, however humble, for even a history major can make it in this world.
Exercise caution in thy business affairs:
keep bookstore receipts for ten days.
Be yourself. Do not reject invitations.
Indulge in as many parties as is mortally possible, for in the face of final
exams, they are as numerous as the
grasses. Take kindly counsel of the
years; diminish thy all-nighters as thou
growest older. Nurture strength of
spirit to shield thyself from the blows of
mid-term results. Many fears are born
of fatigue, loneliness, and essays due
the next day.
You are a child of the University, no
less than the Gears and Meds, for thou
hast paid thy fees. And whether or not
it is clear to you, no doubt your philosophy class is unfolding as it should.
Therefore, be at peace with your tutors,
whatever you conceive them to be, and
whatever your labours and aspirations
in the noisy confusion of life, keep pace
with your assignments. With all its
sham, drudgery and cutbacks, it is still
a beautiful campus. Have a nice day. ■
Chronicle! Summer 1985   3 CHEEZE FACTORY
By Bill Richardson, basc'83
ON THE LAWN between the
Civil-Mechanical Engineering and
the Hector MacLeod buildings sits the
Cheeze Factory. On May 23, 1985 the
Cheeze Factory was officially dedicated,
but its history goes back many years. Built
in 1919, it is one of the oldest buildings on
campus. For the past 10 of its 66 years, the
Cheeze Factory has been home to the Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS).
Constructed for $2,000, the Cheeze Factory was originally the Dairy Building, and
was used as a dairy products manufacturing laboratory. During the 1930s, two
enterprising agriculture graduate students.
Norm Ingledew and Wilf Tait, began supplementing their meager income by selling
some of the product of their laboratory —
namely cheese.
This was not your common Cheddar, but
a gourmet variety known as Kingston
cheese. The cheese proved so popular that
the entire Dairy Building was used for its
commercial production from 1932 to 1939.
Over time, the old barns were torn down
and new engineering buildings began to
appear as the Engineering faculty slowly
migrated to the south end of campus.
When the last engineering department
moved south, the Engineering Undergraduate Society abandoned its common room
in the old Engineering Building (now the
Computer Science building) and arranged
to occupy part of the cheese factory.
The building was divided into east and
west halves, with the fowl (and foul!)
experiments taking place in the east half.
The other half was renovated, at a cost of
$30,000, covered by the university administration, the dean's office and the engineering students. The Cheeze Factory was born
(the name derived from traditionally
misspelled references in the weekly
nEUSletter).
In 1980 the Engineering Undergraduate
Society began negotiating to take over the
other half of the building and in the summer of 1981 permission was given to tear
down the dividing wall. Thousands of
hours and about $35,000 have been
invested by undergraduates in the Cheeze
Factory since then.
In 1983 the Engineering Alumni Division
became involved with the project. By then
the remaining major task was construction
of washrooms. The Division established
the Cheeze Factory Heritage Fund and,
through phonathons and direct mailings,
raised more than $10,000.
Washroom construction and other renovations are now coming to a close. When
the centre was dedicated on May 23, 1985,
a plaque was unveiled bearing the names
of donors whose generosity helped restore
the heritage structure.
The Cheeze Factory Heritage Project,
however, is far from over: the building will
be decorated in memorabilia and archives
are being compiled. There is much to do;
furniture is needed, the grounds are being
improved with a walk and patio, and much
more. If you have time, money, mementos
or memories to spare, we'd love to hear
from you. Call Liz Owen at the Alumni
Association, 228-3313.
ALUMNI ACTIVITIES
Homecoming '85
Homecoming '85, from Monday, October 21 to Saturday, October 26, promises to
be more exciting than ever, with events
taking place all week on campus. UBC's
Open House and National Universities
Week also coincide that week. All week
long there will be displays on the Student
Union Building Concourse and in the Main
Library. The AMS Art Gallery will display
works from the AMS Collection.
Monday, October 21: Information Day
on SUB Concourse. Booths will be set up
by the AMS, the University and community service groups.
Tuesday, October 22: A ceremony will be
held at the cairn in front of Brock Hall in
the afternoon.
Wednesday, October 23: A forum on
university education will be held in the
SUB Conversation Pit at noon. The 'Just
Desserts' awards — when campus groups
honor supporters — takes place at Cecil
Green Park at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 24: The Arts'20 Relay
will be held in the early afternoon. The
Great Trekker Dinner will be that evening
at the Faculty Club.
Friday, October 25: Tours to be conducted by constituencies for their alumni.
The UBC Thunderbirds football team will
play Calgary. A dance will follow in the
SUB Ballroom.
Saturday, October 26: The first annual
Thunderbird Alumni Athletic Day will
include field hockey, rowing, ice hockey,
soccer, basketball and a UBC Old Boys'
rugby game. The AMS Student Tuition Lottery draw will be held during half time at
the Old Boys's game. A barbeque will follow the day's athletic events. Saturday will
also feature a parade with the theme "Education and the Community".
For more details about Homecoming '85,
contact the Alma Mater Society at 228-
2901.
Divisions
The Divisions Council elected Engineering
Division President John Lee, BASc'83, as
chairman on April 18, 1985.
Many thanks to Anne Wicks, BCom'78,
MSc'82, for all her hard work for the
Alumni Association over the past five
years, particularly the Commerce Division
and the Divisions Council, of which she
was chairman for the past two years. She
now has a full-time career and a new baby
to organize.
The next meeting of the Divisions Council will take place Monday, September 9,
1985 at Cecil Green Park. Details will follow.
Branches: The Canadian Club of Chicago
sponsored its second annual Canadian
Universities Alumni Night on Friday, April
26. Our thanks to Fred Richard, BA'69, for
organizing.
Bob Affleck, BASc'55, and Liz Owen visited the alumni branch representatives in
Kamloops (Bud Aubrey, BArch'51) and
Kelowna (Michael Bishop, LLB'73). Several
alumni joined us in each area to discuss
branch activities. It is anticipated that
alumni will be getting together in those
two areas in the fall or early spring of 1986.
Liz Owen had the opportunity recently
to visit branch rep Roy Griffiths, BA'51,
and some of his colleagues in Los Angeles.
Plans are underway for a get-together in
the fall.
San Francisco branch rep Peter Lawson
is interested in meeting any alumni in the
area who are interested in assisting with
social events for alumni. Call him at 986-
5610.
Reunions
Class of '30, 55th anniversary reunion,
June 15, Cecil Green Park. Reception, 5:30
p.m., dinner, 7 p.m. Slide show, 'UBC
Then and Now' will be shown during the
reception. Contact the Alumni office or
William Robbins, 224-0140.
Class of '35, 50th reunion, October 25, dinner at the UBC Faculty Club. Other events
will be arranged throughout the weekend
and class members may wish to attend
Homecoming Week festivities. Alumni are
urged to return the recent questionaire to
indicate the types of events they would like
to attend.
Engineering '50, October 25, dinner at
Cecil Green Park. Anyone interested in
helping to bring their alumni together for
this 35th anniversary reunion is asked to
call the Alumni office or Mark Bradwell,
988-5025. Help is requested especially from
Chemical, Mineral, Metallurgical, Geological, Agricultural and Engineering Physics.
Classes of '60, this is your 25th reunion
year. Anyone wishing to help or give their
ideas, please call the Alumni office and
we'll be happy to arrange an event.
Medicine '60, September 6-8, Whistler
Mountain family-style get-together.
Alumni will stay at the Blackcomb, and a
golf tournament has been arranged, with
dinner Saturday at one of Whistler's premier restaurants. Lynn Ledgerwood, 261-
7408.
Rehab Medicine '75, June 15-16. Wine and
cheese reception (grads only) at the Faculty
Club, 8-10 p.m., June 15. Family picnic,
June 16 at New Westminster's Queen's
Park. Megan Fullerton, 888-0980.
4   Chronicle/Summer 1985 Electrical Engineering '75, June 28-30. June
28 - beer night, grads only, with professors, at the Cheeze Factory, 7:30 p.m. June
29 - dinner/dance, Garden Room of the
Graduate Student Centre, cocktails 7 p.m.,
dinner 8 p.m. June 30 - family picnic, location to be announced at the dinner. Peter
Talas, 430-2712, Paul Toom, 946-1556.
Rowing Club, September 27-28. Former
Rowing Club members can get together
September 27 for a reception at Cecil Green
Park and September 28 for dinner at the
Faculty Club. Carl Ogawa, 888-0311.
For more information about these or any
reunions, please call Linda Hall at the
Alumni office, 228-3313.
COME HOME TO UBC THIS
SUMMER
The University of British Columbia offers
a wide range of recreational activities for
alumni this summer.
Free guided walking tours of the campus
are available at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday. Tours are geared
to the interests of the particular group. At
least one day's notice is appreciated, but
not necessary. If you'd like to tour the campus on your own, suggested itineraries and
maps are available at the information desk
in the Student Union Building. Call 228-
3131 to book a tour. Campus attractions
include:
Museum of Anthropology: Houses one
of the world's largest collections of northwest coast Indian artifacts. Hours: 11-5,
Wednesday - Sunday; 11-9, Tuesday
(admission free); closed Mondays. Call 228-
5087.
Asian Centre: This spectacular building,
adjacent to the Nitobe Japanese Garden,
often features exhibits of Asian art. The
largest repository of Asian literature in
Canada is located in the centre's Asian
Studies Library.
Botanical Garden: Includes the Nitobe
Japanese Garden, the Rose Garden, and
the Main Garden (comprised of the Alpine
Garden, Asian Garden, B.C. Native Garden, Food Garden, Physick Garden).
Hours: Main Garden, 10 a.m. to dusk
every day; Nitobe Garden, 10-6 every day.
Call 228-3928.
Dairy Barn: Free tours of this modern
centre for cattle teaching and research.
Advance notice necessary. Hours: 9, 10, 11
a.m., 1, 2, 3 p.m., weekdays. 228-4593.
Fine Arts Gallery: Regular art exhibits in
this gallery, located in the Main Library
basement. Hours: 10-5, Tuesday - Friday;
12-5, Saturdays. 228-2759.
Food Services: UBC has several food
outlets, including the waitress-service
Longhouse Restaurant in the Student
Union Building. For information on other
campus food outlets, call 228-2616.
Geological Museum: Has an extraordinary collection of fossils and minerals,
guarded by an 80-million-year-old dinosaur. Hours: 8:30-5, weekdays; evenings
and weekends by request. 228-5586.
Geophysics and Astronomy: View the
stars through UBC's telescope or see a
seismograph used to record earthquakes.
Tours available weekdays. 228-2802.
Greenhouses: Visitors are welcome to
wander through the greenhouses, located
on West Mall. If you're with a large group,
please let the plant science department
know. 228-3283.
Sports Facilities: UBC has a wide range
of facilities. The Aquatic Centre is open
daily (228-4521). Other facilities include
tennis courts (228-4396), squash and rac-
quetball (228-6125) and ice rinks (228-6121).
Sunday Teas: UBC Food Services offers
old-fashioned Sunday afternoon teas from
1 to 5 p.m. at Cecil Green Park. 228-2616.
TRIUMF Tours: Free tours at 11 a.m.
and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. 228-
4711.
For more information about campus
activities and facilities, call UBC Community Relations at 228-3131.
Chemistry Jubilee
October 16, 1985 will be the 60th anniversary of the official opening of the Chemistry Building (originally the Science Building). There will be a ceremony to mark the
occasion and to give graduates an opportunity to meet and chat. Call the Chemistry
Department, 228-3266.
Geography Grads Wanted
Dr. J. Lewis Robinson, Professor Emeritus of Geography, is writing a history of
Geography at UBC and would like to hear
from any students who graduated with a
major in Geography during the period
1941-47.
"Apparently the first degrees with a
Geography major were granted in 1941,"
Dr. Robinson says. "The department has
no records of those who majored in Geography during the war years, though I suspect that some of them became teachers."
Any Geography graduates from 1941 to
1947 are requested to call or write Dr. Robinson care of the department: #217 - 1984
West Mall, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5, (604)
228-2663.
Next issue . . .
In the next issue of the Chronicle, the
new spirit of campus/alumni initiative:
• $1 million alumni scholarship
endowment fund
• Alumni Medical Division student/
alumni centre
• Music Department and Audiology
School endowment funds
• Special Education Chair campaign
• J.V. Clyne Lecture Program at UBC
UBCS CHALLENGE
Dear Editor:
The challenge • confronting UBC is to
evolve in harmony with the evolution
which is underway in North America
toward a post-industrial, information-
intensive society. The University must capture a vision of the future, then define its
role and purpose and establish its goals
and objectives in the light of that vision. It
must critically examine the time-encrusted
structure of its activities and then reorganize itself insofar as necessary to pursue its
goals and objectives with optimal efficiency
and effectiveness. As the traditional source
and repository of information in society,
the University should not allow itself to be
left behind as society enters the Information Age, simply because of too strong an
allegiance to traditions. Rather, the University should take a lead role in developing,
applying and promoting innovative
approaches to communicating, educating,
learning and discovery for the maximum
benefit of all British Columbians.
The next president of UBC should meet
the following criteria:
1. Have a vision of the future image and
nature of UBC;
2. Be a leader rather than an administrator,
capable of inspiring deans and faculty
with his or her vision, and capable of
fostering a team approach toward
defining missions and objectives, developing and implementing plans to
achieve objectives, and measuring
results;
3. Need not be an academic, but should be
able to generate respect among academics;
4. Be market-oriented with a responsiveness to the various opportunities open
to UBC (e.g. remote education, business
education, lifelong learning, foreign students, etc.);
5. Be innovative in garnering outside
sources of revenue for the University
(e.g. business consulting, contracted
research);
6. Be an able public spokesman for the
University in the community and with
governments.
Jim Cooney, MLS'76
Mark Hilton, BCom'83
Mike Partridge, BCom'59
Bert Reid, BASc'51
Kevin Rush, BSc'80, MBA'81
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Chronicle/Summer 1985    5 The Year of
Living
Dangerously
A Special Report on University Funding
By Terry Lavender
FROM A FACULTY-inspired protest in September to the resignations of two university presidents
in the Spring, the 1984/85 academic
year was a tumultuous one for the
University of British Columbia:
• September 8, 1984 — 750 participate in a
"Day of Concern" in downtown Vancouver to
protest provincial funding cutbacks to B.C.
universities.
• February 19, 1985 — 2,000 students, faculty
and others march through the rain in a re-
enactment of the Great Trek. This time the   The Great Trek of
marchers — including at least one of the original 1922 Trekkers — say they are marching not   save their
to build a university but to save it. UNIVERSITY.
1985: MARCHING TO
• March 7, 1985 — School of Architecture students and faculty stage a downtown rally in
protest over reports that the school may be
closed.
• That same day, UBC President George
Pedersen announces his resignation at a campus press conference. Pedersen cites "the
uncertainty and the complete lack of planning
that is going on in this province as it relates to
our university system" as a reason for his resignation.
• March 14, 1985 — The provincial budget is
announced. University funding will be $14.9
million below the 1984/85 level — a cut of 5 per
cent. But the government also unveils a $14.9
million "University Adjustment Program" for
"program adjustments, faculty renewal, and
research and instruction in emerging and
innovate high priority areas."
• April 4, 1985 — UBC President pro tern Robert HT. Smith announces that as the culmination of a lengthy search process, he has
accepted the vice-chancellorship of the University of Western Australia.
AT PRESS TIME, there are still
no answers to UBC's financial
problem. The Universities Council of British
Columbia, the intermediary between the government and the three public universities, has
given UBC 98.6 per cent of its 1984/85 budget.
That figure includes a share of the university
adjustment funds, money which must be used
by UBC to reduce its operations and for
research activities. But, according to Universities Council Chairman George Morfitt, the
provincial government is not prepared to say
whether the university adjustment program
funds will be available in future years.
How UBC will deal with the cut is still not
certain. Last February, Smith, then academic
vice-president, sent letters to all 12 UBC faculties, asking them to justify their programs.
And the administration has suggested that
voluntary and involuntary termination of faculty and staff might be necessary.
Provincial restraint is nothing new to UBC.
The provincial operating grant dropped from
$184.3 million in 1982/83 to $171.7 million in
1984/85. Provincial funding per full-time
equivalent student is only 91.5 per cent of the
1971 level, accounting for inflation, according
to UBC's Office of Budget, Planning and Systems Managment (see graph #1). As the university relies on the provincial government for
over 80 per cent of its operating funds, any
drop in the level of that support has serious
implications.
DROP IN GOVERNMENT
FUNDING
B.C.'s three universities see the provincial
government decreasing its contributions to
post-secondary education at the same time
that the federal government is increasing the
amount of money it pays the provinces for
university funding under the Established Programs Financing Act.
Under that 1977 act, the federal government
gives the provinces funds to help pay for
health care and post-secondary education, the
6    Chronicle/Summer 1985 The effect of government restraint on universities and students is evident from the
following graphs: the top graph shows how provincial spending for universities has
fared in comparison with other expenditures since 1971/72, while the bottom graph
compares university enrolment in B.C. with that in the rest of the country over the
same time period.
Graph #1
COMPARISON OF SERVICE UNIT EXPENDITURES
FOR HEALTH AND EDUCATION IN B.C.
71/72 72/73 73/74 74/75 75/76 76/77 77/78 78/79 79/80 80/81  81/82 82/83 83/84
FISCAL YEAR
■ Hospitals
($ per patient day)
i Colleges/Institutes        ■ Universities
($ per FTE student)      ($ per FTE student)
Prepared by: Budget, Planning & Systems Management,
The University of British Columbia
■ Public Schools
($ per student)
December 18,1984
Graph #2
PARTICIPATION RATE*
FULL-TIME-EQUIVALENT UNIVERSITY ENROLMENT
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e
71/72 72/73 73/74 74/75 75/76 76/77 77/78 78/79 79/80 80/81 81/82 82/83 83/84 84/85
ACADEMIC YEAR
* Includes enrolments in military colleges, theological schools and university transfer programs in Quebec.
Sources: Enrolment, advance Statistics of Education, StatCan 81-220. 18-24 Population,
Class of 2001, StatCan.
Institutional Analysis University of Victoria September 6,1984
STUDENTS VICTIMS
OF RESTRAINT
POLITICAL SCIENCE MAJOR
Erwin Sui, BA'85, feels cheated. "I
feel I've been ripped off," he told the Ubys'
sey campus newspaper. "I think we've
been scandalized.... Most fourth year
courses emphasize seminar style. Now it's
difficult to engage in discussion (because of
overcrowded classes). If you want detailed
discussion you don't have time to do it."
Sui is not alone. The effects of cutbacks
on the political science department in the •
Faculty of Arts are typical of what is happening throughout the campus.
Political Science Associate Professor Paul
Marantz says that total enrolment in the
department rose 52 per cent between
1981/82 and 1984/85. But the number of faculty members was reduced from 21 to 19
when two professors retired and couldn't
be replaced because of a hiring freeze.
"As a result, enrolment per faculty member is up over 65 per cent since 1981/82,"
Marantz says. The department has also
seen a drop of one-third in the number of
teaching assistants, he adds.
Many former seminar courses have
become mass lectures, and students are not
being asked to write as many essays
because their professors do not have the
time to mark the papers, Marantz says.
One of Marantz's courses, Soviet Foreign
Policy, used to be a 20-25 student seminar,
with two long papers; several short papers
and three exams requiir6di In 1984/85, there
were 110 students enrolled, with exams
and only one optional paper.
Attrition has meant the loss of the
department's only specialist in lapanese
politics — at a time when the university is
trying to concentrate on its areas of natural
strength, which include Asia and the
Pacific Rim.
Marantz says the number of seminar-size
classes for political science majors dropped
by two-thirds in one year, from 15 courses
in 1983/84 to five in 198*85. However, he
hopes that restrictions to be introduced in
the Fall will ease the situation.
The department is limiting entry into
senior level courses to reduce the combined effects of increased enrolment and
decreased funds. Third and fourth year lecture courses will be limited to a maximum
of 75 students, with seminar courses
restricted to 20 students.
Department Head Kal Holsti feels the
restrictions are needed to ensure students
receive an adequate education.
"We are trying to re-establish the quality
of classes we had a couple of years ago. We
feel that our majors are not receiving the
quality of education they did four years
ago. There' has been a quite serious erosion
due to increased enrolment"
Marantz says Political Science is typical
of many departments, faculties and schools
feeling the effects of restraint.
"These are currently world-class departments, but they are being seriously eroded.
Do the people of the province of British
Columbia really wish to see the loss of such
excellence, considering the impact it will
have on the education of their children,
their job prospects, arid on our ability to
attract high technology to B.C.?" ■
Chronicle/Summfr 1985   7 so-called "established programs". The funds,
in the form of outright grants and tax credits,
are tied to a province's population, increases
in the Gross National Product, and the level of
spending on health and higher education in
1977.
The provinces are under no obligation to
use these funds for the intended purposes,
however, and according to a report prepared
for the federal Secretary of State in March,
1985, British Columbia has decreased its share
of funding for higher education by over 25 per
cent since 1977/78.
Al Johnson, the author of the report, said
that B.C. now pays less money for universities
and colleges than it gets for that purpose from
the federal government. He calculates that in
1984/85 Ottawa gave B.C. $482 million for
post-secondary education, while the province
spent $462 million — a $20 million "profit" for
the province.
Social Credit Universities Minister Pat
McGeer has disputed this. He says that British
Columbia has to spend a higher proportion on
health than is reflected in the EPF calculations
and therefore the province has to use more of
the EPF funds for health and less for education. He argues that, in fact, Ottawa is not
paying its fair share to finance established programs once health care is taken into account.
UBC responded to the five per cent operating grant cut in 1984/85 by raising tuition fees
an average 33 per cent. All schools and faculties had to adjust their budgets downward, as
the administration elected to spread out the
effects of the cut, rather than to cut specific
areas. The Faculty of Commerce responded by
suspending enrolment in some programs,
including one of the five sections of the Master
of Business Administration program. The
Bachelor of Education in Special Education
program was also suspended, along with
other Education programs. The latter cut led
to a student/alumni effort to organize an
endowment fund campaign to establish a chair
in special education at the university.
ENROLMENT DECLINES
The University Senate restricted first year
enrolment, explaining that "without adequate
funding, the university can no longer admit all
applicants to first year who meet the entrance
requirements and at the same time maintain
the quality of education that has been provided in the past."
Despite these measures, UBC was still faced
with an operating deficit. A drop in enrolment
from 25,857 in 1983/84 to 25,177 this past year
did not help, as $1 million in tuition revenue
was lost. A deficit was avoided only by imposing a hiring freeze on vacant positions, leading
to the elimination of 190 faculty and staff positions by May 1984, and by freeing up the last
remaining unspent funds from previous years.
The University Board of Governors recently
approved further tuition hikes, averaging ten
per cent. Student Board of Governors representative Don Holubitsky warned the increase
would probably lead to a further enrolment
decline.
"It may be counter-productive to the university in financial terms. We may lose money
B.C. Minister of
Universities, Dr.
Patrick McGeer
(above); Leader of
the Opposition,
Robert Skelly
(below).
(because of lost tuition revenue)."
British Columbia already has one of the lowest post-secondary enrolment rates in Canada.
Howard Petch, president of the University of
Victoria, warns that "B.C. youth are not participating in university education to an equal
extent with other young Canadians. This is
likely to result in lower participation in the
labor force, higher unemployment and
reduced access to better paying, more fulfilling
jobs."
CAMPUS RESPONSE
Some people see signs of a possible-faculty
exodus as well. Cutbacks in resources and a
salary freeze that is now approaching its third
year have led to raiding pressures from other
institutions that can offer better salaries.
"Morale is lower than I have seen it during
my 16 years here," says Faculty Association
President Sidney Mindess, adding that there is
no proof faculty are deserting UBC in large
numbers.
The university is doing more than just
bewailing the drop in provincial funding. Both
Pat McGeer and university administrators
agree that UBC has to move away from its
heavy reliance on provincial operating grants.
McGeer has suggested that UBC should emulate Harvard University, which is financed
entirely by corporate and individual donations, alumni contributions and tuition fees.
In 1984 a new position of vice-president of
development and community relations was
created. One of the objectives of the new
department is to increase private support for
UBC.
The university is also encouraging industry
to enter into research partnerships with UBC.
A university-industry liaison office has been
established and UBC has negotiated more
than 135 industrial research agreements and is
discussing agreements with other companies,
including IBM, Northern Telecom and Dow
Chemical.
Campus attitudes towards UBC's current
major funder, the provincial government, are
mixed: Former faculty association president
Elmer Ogryzlo recently charged that "there is
no question our university is under attack. Its
long-term health is being undermined by cutting by the provincial government; student
grants are a thing of the past; student fees are
on a record-breaking rise; student accessibility
is declining; important programs are threatened with closure; class sizes are approaching
intolerable levels; university autonomy and
academic freedom are being eroded; our professors are being lured away to more supportive environments."
President pro tern Smith, however, urges a
more diplomatic approach: "When times are
tough and morale is low, there is a temptation
to fall into a downward spiral of negativism
and criticism. Our concern for the university,
and indeed, for all universities in this province, requires us to renew our commitment to
the preservation and the integrity of our institutions of higher education. . . I am convinced
that only if we pull together can we hope to
preserve the excellence of our institution." ■
8   Chronicle/Summer 1985 The Official Points of View
FOR THIS SPECIAL report the Chronicle asked the provincial government and the Official
Opposition for their views on funding of universities. Both Universities Minister Dr. Patrick McGeer and
New Democratic Party Leader Bob Skelly supplied copies of a letter they had written to all university faculty in
the province. The letters are reprinted below (edited for space).
DR. PATRICK McGEER, MINISTER OF UNIVERSITIES
UNIVERSITY GRANTS WILL
increase in 1985/86 to $330,603,700,
or $2,355,000 higher than last year. The
money will be spent and will be divided
among the universities, as in previous
years, according to the recommendations
of the Universities Council of British
Columbia.
New items are the scholarship program,
and the university adjustments program.
The scholarship program will be in the
form of loan remissions for students upon
graduation. The number will grow substantially in future years.
The university adjustments program is
to assist the universities in accomplishing
the objectives they, and the Universities
Council, set out in their joint letter to me of
January 23, 1985. The objectives stated in
the letter are: "to identify and maintain
their vital core programs; to enhance programs of defined high social demand, outstanding quality and provincial need; to
redeploy, to high priority areas, resources
made available from the reduction or elimination of programs of lesser academic
strength and priority; and to employ
strengthened management capabilities to
meet on a timely basis, academic and fiscal
responsibilities."
In order that we will be able to work
together towards long-term planning and
funding stability, I asked the Universities
Council, on January 17, 1985, to work in
cooperation with the universities to pro-
ROBERT SKELLY, LEADER OF THE OFFICIAL OPPOSITION
duce in the near future, a five-year academic plan. I said that the plan should
stress the following goals:
1) A modest reduction in overall size in
keeping with post-secondary forecasts;
2) Protection of core university programs;
3) Allowance for growth of emerging programs of high academic quality, high student demand, and high provincial need;
4) Phasing out of low-quality programs
and reduction in size of low-demand programs; and
5) Enhancement of the overall excellence
of the individual institutions.
I also stressed that university autonomy
should be preserved with the Universities
Council acting to ensure that the individual
plan of each university will result in an
effective and harmonious overall plan for
the province.
Estimates for Universities, Provincial Budget
Universities Council of B.C.
University Operating Contributions Program
Operating Contributions (Other)
University Capital Support Program
University Scholarship Program
University Adjustments Program
TOTAL VOTE
I VIEW WITH great alarm the policies adopted by the present government towards education generally and
towards universities in particular. Social
Credit is becoming increasingly involved in
university budget allocation. This is a trend
which I view as potentially dangerous, and
one which a government under my leadership would reverse.
The New Democratic Party approach to
universities is guided by the principle that
academic freedom is an essential ingredient of university life. While universities
should work within a broad framework of
public policy, freedom to pursue diverse
intellectual directions must be preserved.
As a practising politician, I would welcome greater participation in discussion of
broad public issues by faculty. If faculty
members are to make this kind of contribution to society, they must be protected
from retaliation. It comes with the territory
that many academics challenge conventional wisdom within their respective disciplines and the political and social system in
which they work.
Much careful work needs to be done to
reconstruct our education system. What is
being torn down so quickly will take time
to rebuild.
I  tabled  in  the  legislature  recently  a
detailed program of action for a Parliament. Specifically on universities the following commitments were made — and
would be honored if we become government:
1) that funding be made available to the
universities council to maintain services at
1984 levels;
2) that federal funds received under the
Established Programs Finance Arrangements and earmarked for education be
used for that purpose;
3) that the 7.5% increase in federal government funding earmarked for post-secondary education will be fully passed along to
the institutions;
4) re-opening of the David Thompson University Centre as soon as possible.
I believe this program to be logical, practical and essential. However, universities
cannot be turned on and off like a tap. The
need for strategic long-term planning must
be addressed. Our finance debate leader,
Dave Stupich (Nanaimo), has outlined several times in recent years the NDP's commitment to balanced budgets over a four-
year cycle.
The New Democratic Party believes that
the province should aim at improving our
participation rate from the present level of
worst in Canada to at least the national
It is true that health expenditures have
increased more rapidly in B.C. than have
post-secondary expenditures. This is due,
in part, to a 19 per cent increase, since
1980, in our over-65 population. This group
requires five times as much in health
expenditure as the younger age group.
Meanwhile, there has been a decrease of
two per cent in the population between the
ages of 6 and 24.
Despite these difficult economic times,
the provincial government is committed to
university autonomy and to the enhancement of overall excellence in our university
system. I know you will understand how
difficult it is to satisfy the demands of
everyone when there are so many hardships created by high unemplyment and
depressed world markets for our resource
industries. ■
1985/86
S 530,700
$271,645,850
$ 11,927,250
$ 30,575,000
$ 1,000,000
$ 14,924,900
$330,603,700
1984/85
$ 530,700
$285,943,000
$ 12,555,000
$ 29,220,000
$328,248,700
average over five years.
To meet this target the NDP would:
1) restore the grant portion of the B.C. Student Assistance Plan, and review the maximum amount of the award annually and
adjust regularly for inflation;
2) simplify the complex criteria for student
aid;
3) remove barriers to the participation of
rural students seeking post-secondary education by developing a comprehensive
strategy of decentralization of program
delivery, and boarding and travel assistance if attendance at an urban centre was
necessary;
4) increase opportunities and support for
groups traditionally disadvantaged such
as: women, single parents, mature students, cultural minorities, native people,
the handicapped and disabled. This would
be achieved pragmatically by consulting
with the education community and representatives of the various organizations.
We are also committed to fair treatment
for support staff at universities. These people perform a valuable service in keeping
our institutions operating efficiently and
effectively. We will follow a policy of full
consultation with support staff organizations, student, faculty and administrative
bodies. ■
Chronicle/Summer 1985    9 The UBC Alumni Association takes pride in honoring the Dean of the
Harvard Business School
John H.
McArthur
By Andrew Purvis
TO MOST BRITISH Columbian
educators, running a university
free of government support and
infuriating bureaucratic entanglements may seem a strange and
wonderful dream. But for one ex-Vancouver-
ite, the recipient of this year's Alumni Award
of Distinction, it's a matter of course. John
Hector McArthur, BCom'57, is Dean of Harvard Business School.
However, the chief administrator of the
most influential school of business in North
America is quick to point out that what works
for Harvard may not work for UBC.
"Alumni (in Canada) are not accustomed to
giving substantial support to their
universities. . . . whereas here we have the
good fortune to have a tradition of graduates
giving money to their alma mater."
McArthur's allusion to good fortune is typically modest. In fact, the school's threefold
increase in alumni funding since he took over
in 1980 seems the direct result of insightful
planning and hard work.
Thirty-five years ago the Business School
did not even approach its graduates for financial support. When it did begin soliciting
donations, it was on a casual, ongoing basis
through graduate clubs set up around the
world. But since McArthur's appointment, the
school has launched an intensive Alumni Day
fund raising campaign. Each June the school
invites to the campus the graduating class
from every fifth year before the date of the
event, stretching back to the 1920s. In 1985
McArthur expects three to four thousand Harvard MBAs to converge on the school's Boston
campus. Partly as a result of this program,
funding from alumni has increased from $4.3
million in 1980 to $13 million last year.
McArthur is impatient with the suggestion
that this, or any of the school's other accomplishments since he became dean, are the
work of one man.
10    Chronicle/Summer 1985
"It's a huge place," he says bluntly, referring to 180 faculty and 500 administrative and
support staff, all of whom, he stresses, participate in the school's development.
"I just try to make it as easy as possible for
my friends to live up to their capabilities."
McArthur has managed this quite well. One
of his "friends", Business School professor
Tom McCraw, was just awarded this year's
Pulitzer Prize for History. With McArthur presiding, faculty at the Business School churned
out 550 new teaching cases, 50 books, 61 book
chapters, 100 articles and 79 working papers in
1984 alone.
"It's an outstanding staff," says McArthur.
But the admiration is not all one way. "One
of his (McArthur's) greatest strengths is devising creative solutions to intractable problems..." notes faculty member George C.
Lodge. Adds another colleague, Professor of
Investment Management Colyer Crum, "John
develops personal relationships and is able to
maintain them even in difficult situations. Yet
he doesn't sacrifice his goals, his high standards, and his tough-mindedness. That makes
him an excellent mediator."
J[oHN HECTOR McARTHUR was born
I in 1934 in Burnaby, B.C. While attending
urnaby South Secondary, which he describes
as "a school that did particularly well in
sports," he played football for both the Burnaby team, under coach Alec Lucas, and a
city-wide squad known as the Vancouver Blue
Bombers. His coach with the Blue Bombers
was Lome "Joe" Davies, now director of athletics at Simon Fraser University.
"I admired Lucas and Davies a lot," recalls
McArthur. "They both had very high standards, and you had to work hard."
McArthur continued to play for the Blue
Bombers until his third year of studying forestry at UBC. "Then I decided I'd better do a
little work," he says, "in case I needed it later
on."
A career in forestry, however, had its
shortcomings. The year before, McArthur had
Harvard Business
School Dean John
McArthur,
BCom'57, at work:
talking with
Harvard alumni at
the school's
Alumni Day
(above); and in the
office (right). married a young Burnaby woman named Nati-
lia (Natty) Ewaciuk.
"I was a little concerned because I could see
that most people who took forestry ended up
in the north woods some place. My friend," he
goes on, referring to Natty, "wasn't interested
in going into the north woods."
McArthur took his quandary to Commerce
Dean Earl Douglas MacPhee, who persuaded
the young, evidently quite able student to
switch to the Commerce Faculty and apply to
business school in the United States. Accepted
at Stanford, MIT,and Harvard, he eliminated
Stanford straight away "because I already had
grown up on the west coast."
One bright May morning in 1957, he and
Natilia arrived in Boston to look over the other
two. "One was pretty and aesthetically pleasing," explains McArthur wryly, "and the other
was designed by engineers." He chose Harvard.
After completing the MBA program, McArthur was sipping black tea one afternoon with
a member of the faculty, when the professor
asked him point blank whether he'd felt guilty
about the lucky life he'd had so far.
"I said I hadn't," reports McArthur.
"Well you should!" the professor snapped.
He persuaded McArthur to stick around for
a few years to put something back into the
university, adding perfunctorily, "Then you
can go back (to Canada) and make money."
That's not the way it worked out. McArthur
became a full professor in 1971, and associate
dean for the MBA program, the university and
the faculty consecutively, before being
appointed dean of the school in 1980.
"I think the world is full of fascinating
things to do," says McArthur when asked
what he might do after stepping down as
dean. "We're still Canadians and we still like it
a lot in Canada, but. . . ." He hesitates for a
moment. "No, I really don't know. I just don't
think you can plan in life." ■
AGM HONORS AWARD WINNERS
THE UBC ALUMNI Association
presented Dr. John H. McArthur,
BCom'57, Dean of the Harvard Business
School, with the Alumni Award of Distinction at the Assodatioh's annual general
meeting, May 16.
Dr. Peter Jones, fofftier executive director of the Alumni Association, received the
Honorary Alumni Association Life Membership for his service to the Association,
arid Tony Letvinchuk,teom'81, past president of the Alumni Commerce Division,
was presented with the Blythe Eagles Vol-
unteer Award for his outstanding record of
service to the UBC Alumni Association and
the University.
Dr. Jones served as the Alumni Association's executive director from November
1979 to November 198|. He is now Dean of
Development at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
"I was surprised arid delighted hy this
honor," Dr. Jones said. "1 had a fruitful and
enjoyable five years with the Alumni Association. If s wonderful that it has now
developed into a permanent relationship."
Mr. Letvinchuk has served as president
of the Alumni Commerce Division, and
was one of the prime movers behind the
successful Commerce Alumni Days in
1984. He has been active in the Association
since graduating in 1981.
He said he felt honored and surprised by
the award and he expressed gratitude to
his employer, the Prospero Group, for giving him the flexibility to pursue his volunteer commitments with the Alumni Association. ■
Tony Letvinchuk
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Vancouver, B.C. V6E 2R9 Talent, guts and fame — they have it all.
UBC Grads
Steal the Scene
in Canadian
Theatre
By Gregory Strong, BFA'78, BEd'79
THE ARTISTIC DIRECTORS of
eight well known professional
theatre companies are grads of the
UBC theatre program according to
department professor, Norman
Young.
"At least eight," remarks Young. "It's the
biggest mafia in Canadian theatre."
Young, who is also a Canada Council member and chairman of the Vancouver Civic
Theatres Board, is known as the department's
genial, unofficial historian and has been there
almost since its inception in 1958. Young cites
a list of more than a hundred professional
actors and actresses, a score of arts administrators, and designers, and a number of people
now working in radio and television production who received training at the UBC Theatre
department.
Nevertheless, Department Head John
Brockington is the first to acknowledge that
graduation from the department is no guarantee of future success or of artistic merit.
"Talented people will do well anywhere,"
quips J.B., as he is affectionately known by his
students. Graduates who have succeeded in
theatre likely have had considerable talent and
determination to begin with. However, Brockington elaborates, "I think talent needs to be
nurtured. If you supply the right medium for
it, it will grow."
The department's primary aim is to encourage student interest in a performing art that
theatre history professor Klaus Strassmann
describes as having strong historical roots.
"Theatre expresses how people live
together," Strassmann says. "Theatre history,
for me, is an understanding of how people in
different periods have related to one another
. . . what terms and shapes and social rituals
they had."
BA, MA, and PhD programs offered by the
department stress theatre history and criticism, and provide an overview of acting,
directing, and production. The Master of Fine
Arts program offers a concentration in directing or design; and a newly instituted Bachelor
of Fine Arts program emphasizes acting and
stagecraft.
Meanwhile many students from other disciplines enroll in department courses because
such courses have few prerequisites. Theatre
attendance is encouraged through an annual
series of plays presented publically at the 400-
seat Frederic Wood Theatre and the 90-seat
Dorothy Somerset Studio. Any member of the
university community can audition for a part
in them. There is also a regular summer stock
theatre company, run and managed by theatre
students. The department also encourages
student playwrights from the Creative Writing
department and often stages their work.
Brockington contends that university the-
PlaywrightJohn
Gray, MA'72: "UBC
was the only place
you could study
stage direction."
Theatre student in
make-up before a
performance.
Chronicle/Summer 1985    13 Theatre professors,
John Brockington
(left) and Norman
Young: Godfathers
of the "biggest
THEATRE mafia in
Canada."
atre departments like UBC have been instrumental in the growth of Canadian theatre. He
adds that the department uses theatre to help
students enrich their lives.
"As I understand it," Brockington says,
"education is a systemized way to explore
yourself and expand yourself."
This broad outlook has been responsible for
many of the department's successes. Students
begin their course work as an inquiry into the
nature of theatre, its conventions, its mysteries, and finally, some of its generalizations.
For many, theatre becomes a vehicle for personal exploration and expression, and of
these, some will ultimately define their careers
in terms of theatre. Those who become professional credit the department with not only
providing an overview of theatre, but with
supplying professional facilities, and setting
high standards for theatre production.
John Gray, MA'72, credits the department
with teaching him stage direction. Gray is the
well-known playwright of the popular and
critically acclaimed "Billy Bishop Goes to
War", and more recently, "Better Watch Out,
You Better Not Die", a thriller farce which had
its Vancouver premier in December with the
Playhouse Theatre Company.
"At the time," says Gray, "it was virtually
the only place you could study directing — it
still is! Not only did you get a lot of time to
study directing — but UBC was one of the few
places where you had the facilities to practice
it."
He adds wryly, "Most people who study
directing end up doing it in old churches or
funeral parlors."
According to Gray, UBC almost singlehand-
edly produced a whole generation of directors
in the late 60s and early 70s. Among them
were Ray Michal, artistic director of City
Stage, and Bill Millerd, BA'65, manager and
artistic director of the three Arts Club theatres.
Michal worked on his master's degree from
1965 to 1967, but left before completing it.
According to Michal, he got exactly what he
14    Chronicle/Summer 1985 wanted from the program: theatre history,
experience with dramatic forms, and exposure
to directing styles and techniques, including
role models like professors Brockington and
Strassmann. Millerd, who actually graduated
from UBC with a major in political science,
says the courses he took at the department
were instrumental in his decision to go into
theatre.
Since then many other students have graduated to become directors and actors, among
them actor and actress writers who used the
broad experience they gained in a four year
B.A. program to help them create their own
plays.
"To be an actress," notes Nicola Cavendish,
BA'75, co-writer and co-performer of the hit
satire on television, "North Shore Live", "it
take a lot of stubbornness, a lot of will power,
and a lot of guts."
Cavendish, who has become well known in
theatres across Western Canada, remembers
her years at UBC with a great deal of fondness
and appreciation for her teachers. "You knew
you were in safe hands," she explains.
The theatre department has also exerted a
strong influence on students who graduated
in other departments but had taken theatre
courses.
Morris Panych, BFA'77, Creative Writing,
recalls, "It was a big turning point, it changed
my life."
Panych had several of his own plays performed in workshops by student directors. He
took several theatre courses as a result,
appeared on stage, and then became part of
the summer stock company. After studying
acting in England, he returned to Vancouver
to co-author and act in "Last Call", a popular
comic musical about life after a nuclear holocaust. Panych, who has since become the artistic director of Vancouver's Tamahnous Theatre company, reflects that his experience in
the theatre department was a uniquely personal one.
"They had a way of making you feel that
you were part of something more than a profession or a job, that it was something spiritual. It appealed to me in a philosophical way."
The UBC Theatre department has had many
successes although it is not without its critics.
There has always been a conflict between the
demands of a degree-issuing institution and
students who want more practical acting experience along with their degree. This problem
has been ameliorated by a new BFA degree.
Another source of criticism is the department's
conservative selection of plays for production
at their facilities. The department views its
mandate as one to showcase a history of theatre rather than reflect current national or
international trends. Few Canadian works are
ever presented and in this sense, our national
theatre has not been well served.
But, through the strength of its teaching
staff, the contacts and friendships formed
among the students, and by the sophistication
of their facilities and of their production
teams, the UBC Theatre department has been
of great benefit to the development of young
theatre professionals, and in turn, the further
development of Canadian theatre. ■
Mid*
Scenes from two of
the many
productions of the
theatre
department: (top)
The Country Wife,
(bottom) The Three
Sisters.
MAKING MOVIES
By Patrice Leung, ba'82	
THE UBC THEATRE department's film
program has a low profile in comparison
with that of the campus giants. There is no PET
scan, and no end zone. However, despite its relative anonymity, the film program has been an
essential part of the university's curriculum since
1974.
Most people today receive a large portion of
their information from the visual media. It is
difficult to measure the extent to which it
influences our thoughts, attitudes and behavior
but there is ample evidence of its tremendous
power.
"Animal House" made sheets chic; a four-minute rock video (Michael Jackson's "Beat It") was
credited with reviving the sales of a depressed
music industry; and the horrors of the Vietnam
War and the Ethiopian famine were brought to
our living rooms via the evening news.
As with all power, there lies the potential for
manipulation, positive or otherwise. What is the
effect then of films which emphasize violence,
glorify banality, tolerate racism, and depict
women as victims-in-waiting?
UBC film professor Joan Reynertson believes
"a film education is important because film can
be dangerous if we don't know how we're being
affected, and it can be terribly useful if we do."
Trained filmmakers and a critical audience are
both necessary elements of socially responsible
media. UBC's film program emphasizes this concept in offering two types of courses: one, available to all of the university's students, concentrates on producing astute film viewers, and a
second, which is limited to film students, provides an introduction to all areas of practical
filmmaking.
Through watching and discussing a variety of
films, film courses make viewers aware of the
technical elements of film and how a filmmaker's
use of these elements can subtly transmit ideas
to an audience. Say, for example, a filmmaker is
dealing with the subject of violence. The way in
which the filmmaker incorporates elements such
as sound, lighting, camera angles, and editing
will communicate to the audience whether violence is a thing of slow-motion beauty, or
whether it is, in simplest terms, repellent.
The production facilities at Brock Hall give film
students a hands-on opportunity to experiment
with technical elements and alternative film
forms. It is here they can also gauge the effect of
their work, whether it be as sound mixer, camera
operator, editor, and/or director, through feedback from professors and fellow students. The
film program has two major showings a year for
the general public, one on campus, and the other
at Robson Square in downtown Vancouver (call
the Theatre department for details: 228-3880).
If Canadian filmmakers are to reach beyond
"Porky's" towards something all of us can be
proud of, we need a place where young
filmmakers can investigate the alternatives — a
place where students like Sandra Mayo could
make a 16mm experimental film on racism and
grads like Naomi Yamamoto, BA'82, a documentary about the Japanese internment in B.C. or
Eileen Hoeter, BA'82, an animated commentary
on marriage and relationships. ■
Chronicle/Summer 1985    15 Ml HI
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30s
Francis C. Hardwick, BA'31, MA'34, was
given the 1984 Award of Merit by the
magazine History and Social Science Teacher.
Professor Hardwick taught at UBC for
many years, and since then has helped
launch the "Canadian Culture Series" for
students and teachers.... Ex-
newspaperman Stuart Keate, BA'35, is one
of seven recipients of an honorary degree
from UBC at the 1985 Spring Congregation.
Keate was publisher of the Vancouver Sun
for 15 years. Other honorary degree
winners are author Pierre Berton, BA'41,
mathematician Robert Langlands, BA'57,
MA'58, architect Arthur Erickson,
anthropologist Margaret Siwallace, teacher
James Inkster, and union leader Jack
Munro. . . . Gwendolyn Pym Lougheed,
BA'36, MA (Bowling Green), has been
elected president of the Medici Circle, a
support group for the School of Art at
Bowling Green University. She has also
been recognized by the national
professional music sorority, Sigma Alpha
Iota, for 25 years as a patroness-member.
40s
Marion Annie Barrett, BA'40, lives in
Dublin, Ireland, where she is one of the
secretaries of Trinity College Women
Graduates. . . . UBC Alumni Association
branch rep in Kimberley, B.C., Larry
Garstin, BA'40, MA'46, has been retired
since 1974. Before his retirement he was
active in the B.C. Teachers Federation, and
wrote numerous articles for specialized
and general publications. . . . "In all the
years since graduation I don't think I've
ever 'caught you up' on news," writes
Dorothy (Dodie) Morrison, BA'43. She
and her husband, Frank Morrison,
BCom'52, are in semi-retirement, with a
home in Christina Lake, B.C. At the
moment both are working as hosts at the
Naramata Centre for Continuing Education
in Naramata, B.C. . . . John V. Farrow,
BSA'45, retired last year as agriculture
department head and animal science
instructor at Northern Lights College in
Dawson Creek. . . . Chester Johnson,
BCom'46, was appointed acting chairman
of B.C. Hydro following the resignation of
Robert Bonner, BA'42, LLB'48. . . .
Thomas A. Klopp, BA'46, recently retired
after working as an analytical chemist for
the federal fisheries department for 37
years. . . . Craig MacPhee, BA'47, MA'49,
has retired from the Department of Fish
and Wildlife Resources at the University of
Idaho.
50s
Vincent H. Venables, BA'50, expects to
have his biography of Bodega y Quadra
finished by the end of the year. ... A busy
woman is Hilary Clark, BHE'52, who this
year was elected the first woman
chairperson of the Lions Gate Hospital
board of directors in North Vancouver,
teaches at Capilano College, writes for
Select Homes magazine and plays in three
bands. . . . Marcel Desjardins, BA'52, is
deputy chairman of the Asia Pacific
Foundation of Canada. . . . After 18 years
as assistant to the head of the UBC physics
department, J.E.D. Pearson, BCom'52,
retired March 31, 1985. He continues to live
in Vancouver. . . . S. Ross Johnson,
BCom'52, has been appointed president
and CEO of the National Life Assurance
Company of Canada. He was formerly
executive vice-president and chief
operating officer with the company. . . .
Edward John Valentine, BCom'53, was
among 18 automobile dealers throughout
Canada and the U.S. to be recognized for
their contribution to education at
Northwood Institute's 14th annual Dealer
Education Award breakfast earlier this
year. The award was given by the
Michigan institute for Valentine's work
with the Southern Alberta Institute of
Technology in Calgary. . . . Diana Lam,
BA'56, was appointed to the board of
directors of the National Arts Centre in
Ottawa. The Vancouver public relations
consultant is on the Vancouver YWCA
board of directors, the B.C. Borstal
Association and was a member of Prime
Minister Brian Mulroney's women's
advisory committee. . . . UBC Chancellor
W. Robert Wyman, BCom'56, has been
appointed to the board of directors of
Crown Forest Industries Ltd. Wyman,
chairman of Pemberton Houston
Willoughby Inc., is chairman of the federal
government committee examining the
Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation
and chairman of the UBC presidential
search committee. . . . Green Gold, a major
study of B.C.'s forest industry, by UBC
sociologist Patricia Marchak, BA'58,
PhD'70, has been selected by CHOICE
magazine as one of the "Outstanding
Academic Books of 1984-85". CHOICE,
published by the Association of College
and Research Libraries, reviews more than
6,500 books each year.
60s
Former provincial Deputy Forests Minister
Thomas Michael Apsey, BSF'61, is now
president and CEO of the Council of Forest
Industries. . . . Architect Bruno Freschi,
BArch'61, is redesigning the Lower
Mainland — or at least part of it. His is the
master design behind Expo'86, and he has
many other projects in the Vancouver area
to his credit. . . . Terence F. Leche, BSA'61,
MSA'64, PhD (Sydney) is executive
secretary of the International Network of
Feed Information Centres for the
Australian national research body in
Sydney. . . . S.J. Peerless, MD'61, has been
appointed the first C.G. Drake Professor in
Neurosurgery at the University Hospital in
London Ontario. At present he is a
professor at the University of Western
Ontario and chief of neurosurgery at
University Hospital. . . . Gunboat Frontier:
British Maritime Authority and Northwest
Coast Indians, 1846-1890, by Barry M.
Gough, BEd'62, has received the
Lieutenant-Governor's Award for the best
entry in the 1984 writing competition
sponsored by the British Columbia
Flistorical Federation. . . . Edith Duerksen
Ritter, BSA'62, directs the Small Business
Development Center at Lehigh University
in Pennsylvania. Her husband, Don Ritter,
was elected to a fourth term in the U.S.
House of Representatives in 1984. . . .
Physical Education graduate Joanne
Wilson, BPE'62, writes that she is "no
longer in PE — now a systems analyst for
Student Administration at Macquarie
University in Sydney, Australia". . . . Peter
H. Hebb, BCom'63, has been promoted
from regional vice-president, British
Columbia and Alberta, to vice-president of
Guaranty Trust Co. of Canada. He will be
responsible for corporate business
development in Western Canada. . . .
William H. Levine, BA'63, executive vice-
president of Daon Development Corp. and
president of Daon Corporation U.S., "is
said by many to be chief architect" of
Daon's refinancing after a shaky financial
period, according to Equity magazine. . . .
Just promoted to engineering manager at
Stone and Webster in New York is Peter
Dunlop, BASc'64, MS, PhD (Berkeley)	
Barry D. Groberman, BCom'64, and W.A.
(Tony) Grieves, BSc'66, have been
appointed vice-presidents of Macaulay
Nicolls Maitland International. . . . John R.
Parry, BASc'64, is now assistant vice-
president, operations, at Newmont Mining
Corporation in the United States. . . . UBC
has a long tradition of providing political
leaders, and the latest is Willard Leroy
Phelps, BA'64, LLB'68, the new
Progressive Conservative leader and
government leader of Yukon Territory. At
Chronicle press time he had called an
16    Chronicle/Summer 1985 election for May 13. . . . Marilyn Sharp,
BHE'64, writes that she is putting her
home economics training to use in
planning food services for the World
Plowing Match — with 16,000 visitors
expected daily — to be held in Lacombe,
Alberta in 1986. . . . John McAndless,
BSc'65, PhD'69, heads the analytical
chemistry laboratory at the Suffield
Defence Research Establishment near
Medicine Hat, Alberta. . . . Former Pan-Am
Games (1967) Canadian basketball team
member, Eugene Rizak, MPE'65, is an
associate professor of physical activity
studies at the University of Regina and
alumni branch rep in that city. . . . Edward
Campbell, BASc'66, has led a wandering
life recently. He spent three years in
Pakistan with Atomic Energy Canada Ltd.
before being forced out by the India-
Pakistan War, and then went to Korea for
four and a half years. Though now in
Mississauga, Ont., he expects to be sent to
Romania in the near future. . . . Sophia
M.R. Leung, MSW'66, has been elected a
fellow of the American Orthopsychiatric
Association, and appointed by Vancouver
City Council as the city's representative to
the board of the Arts, Science and
Technology Centre. . . . Calgary alumni
branch rep Don Allen, BASc'67, is an
energy consultant in the Alberta city. He
was active in the Progressive Conservative
Party in Toronto for 12 years. . . . Arnold E.
Miles-Pickup, BA'67, was recently
appointed senior vice-president, finance
and adminstration, of the Bank of B.C. . . .
Hugh L. Stephens, BA'67, is counsellor
and charge d'affaires at the Canadian
embassy in Pakistan. . . . Gail Taylor,
BA'67, MBA'75, and her husband work as
national advisors to the Colombian
evangelical student movement "Unidad
Cristiane Universitaria". . . . Stephen
Wallace, BSc'67, PhD'71, was named the
1985 winner of the Rutherford Memorial
Medal by the Royal Society of Canada for
his work in laser-induced chemistry.
Wallace is an associate professor at the
University of Toronto. . . . Rebecca
Cumyow Fiddes, BEd'68, received her
MBA from Whittier College ("Richard
Nixon's alma mater") in June 1984. . . .
Lynn Pecknold, BEd'69, is principal of
Robert Service School in Dawson City,
Yukon Territory.
70s
D. Bruce Clauson, BCom'70, is the new
vice-president of Tomenson, Saunders,
Whitehead Ltd. . . . Placer Development
computer specialist William R. Green,
BASc'70, MSc'73, is now an author.
Computer Aided Data Analysis was published
in April 1985 Terry Laven, BEd'70,
MA'71, is principal education officer —
computer education, with the Northern
Territory Department of Education in
Australia. . . . John Simmons, BA'70,
MFA'81, and John Schoutsen, MFA'82, (a
member of the Chronicle editorial
committee) have published the 25th
anniversary edition of Prism International, a
literary magazine published by the UBC
Creative Writing department. Simmons
and Schoutsen are the current editors of
the 25-year-old magazine. . . . Garry C.
Yip, BCom'70, MBA'71, was recently
appointed vice-president, real estate
investments, for Canada Life
Assurance. . . . John F. Higginson,
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BASc'71, MASc'73, is program manager,
gallium arsenide, for the Cominco
Electronic Materials Division. . . . Richard
Kadulski, BArch'72, has just started
publication of an independent newsletter
covering energy efficient building
practice. . . . Ken Elmer, BPE'71, and Janet
Neufeld, BEd'72, were married December
1, 1984. While Ken teaches for the
Vancouver School Board, Janet is on leave
of absence from the New Westminster
board and looks after their two children,
Jonathan (17 months) and Shannon, who
was just born on January 5, 1985. . . . Jane
Robb, PhD'71, BSc (York), is an assistant
professor with Guelph University's
molecular biology and genetics
department. . . . The new accounting firm
of Acton Chowdhry and Gunderson,
Chartered Accountants, (the result of a
merger between Acton and Chowdhry,
Chartered Accountants, and T.W.
Gunderson, Chartered Accountant) is a
wholly UBC affair, comprising Commerce
grads Rick Acton, BCom'72, Terry
Gunderson, BCom'74, and Raj Chowdhry,
BCom'76. . . . Warren L. Shellshear,
BASc'72, works for the International Nickel
Company's research department in
Sudbury, Ont "I would love to hear
from friends and fellow students from the
Education Faculty" writes Graham A.
Mason, PhD'73, who was recently
appointed to the Centre for Social and
Cultural Studies of the University of New
England in Armidale, New South Wales,
Australia. . . . Vancouver film-maker Sturla
Gunnarsson, BA'74, who was nominated
for an Academy Award two years ago,
recently produced "The Front Line", a
television film about the nuclear
disarmament movement, for the CBC. . . .
David Mattison, MFA'74, MLS'78, has
published a biographical dictionary of
more than 475 photographers and people
who worked for photographers in British
Columbia between 1858 and 1900. . . . Dan
Cornejo, MA'75, is setting up his own
community planning and historic
preservation consulting firm in Fargo,
North Dakota. . . . After eight years in
Toronto, Brian T. Digby, BPE'75, MBA'77,
has moved back to B.C. to accept a job as
marketing manager with the Surrey Credit
Union. . . . On July 1, 1985, Andrew N.
Lin, BSc'75, MD'78, becomes a Rockefeller
Clinical Scholar in dermatology at the
Rockefeller University in New York
City. . . . Terry Steinhoff, MSc'75, is an
engineer working in aerospace and rocket
simulation in Colorado. . . . Mary Wilkie,
BSc'75 and Bodode Lange Boom, MSc'77,
were married on Table Mountain in
Garibaldi Park. The wedding site was
accessible by helicopter only. . . . Gordon
Boleen, BCom'76, is the transportation
systems manager for Public Freightways
Ltd. of Burnaby. . . . Susan M. Cawsey,
BSW'76, MSW'83, just returned from six
months in Sri Lanka, where she acted as a
consultant to women's groups. . . . "Thank
you very much for the consistently
enjoyable magazine", writes R.J. Michael
Gunder, BA'76, MA'81. He goes on to say
that he is now a consulting associate with
Marktrend Marketing Research Inc. of
Vancouver. . . . William W. Hsieh, BSc'76,
MSc'78, PhD'81, has come back to UBC's
oceanography department after a stay at
the University of New South Wales in
Australia. . . . After two years teaching
18    Chronicle/Swmmer 1985 with CUSO in Gambia, John van der Est,
BSc'76, and Miriam (Bray) van der Est,
MLS'77, have moved to England. John is
working for a manufacturer of surface
analysis systems and Miriam is employed
by a consulting engineering firm. . . . Gail
Mowry Ashley, PhD'77, an associate
professor of geology at Rutgers University,
was recently elected vice-president of the
Society of Economic Paleontologists and
Mineralogists. . . . Former Alumni
Association Treasurer John Henderson,
BCom'77, has accepted a position as chief
financial officer with Fung Ping Fan and
Co. in Hong Kong. . . . James R. Lyster,
BSc'77, was the Speaker at the 11th
Universities Parliament session in January
1985. . . . Dorte (Christensen) Pittaway,
BA'77, returned from New Zealand in 1983
with daughter Margot, and now works as a
program manager with juvenile first
offenders for the John Howard Society in
Nanaimo. . . . Nancy Elizabeth (Greig)
Sly, BSR'77, MEd'82, is a curriculum
development officer for St. John
Ambulance in South Australia. . . .
Margret Altenmueller, BHE'78, informs us
that she has "an exciting and challenging
new job teaching dependent handicapped
children at the brand new Crystal Park
School in Grande Praire, Alberta". ... J.
Kerry Bootle, BCom'78, and Kathy Price,
BA'80, will marry August 31. Kathy is
studying towards her MA at Simon Fraser
University. . . . Fran Jang, BSc'78, MD'83
and husband Nick Carr, MD'83, are
coming to Vancouver from Inuvik in the
Northwest Territories in September for
residencies in Internal Medicine and Plastic
Surgery respectively. . . . Thomas Aspin,
MBA'79, teaches business administration
at Trinity Western College in Langley,
B.C. . . . Holly Irene Ridenour,
BSc(Agr)'79, works for Cominco Ltd.'s Trail
operations as an electronic materials
technician. She married Doug Thompson
last December.
80s
Mark Antosz, DMD'80 and family have
moved to Toronto where Mark is working
on his PhD Mark Tatz, PhD'80, an
associate professor at the California
Institute of Integral Studies in San
Francisco, has just published Buddhism and
Healing, a translation from a French work
by Paul Demieville. ... "I would like to let
all my friends know that I am finally
getting hooked," says Sarbjeet Chattu,
BSc(Pharm)'81 of Kamloops. He and
Kamaljit Hair from Duncan, B.C. will be
married on September 1, 1985. . . . Steve de
Mora, PhD'81, recently accepted a
lectureship in analytical chemistry at the
University of Auckland in New
Zealand. . . . James Lugsdin, MSc'81, MD
(Queens), the medical health officer for
both the Peace River Health Unit and the
Coast-Garibaldi Health Unit, has qualified
as a Fellow of the Royal College of
Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in the
field of Community Medicine. . . . After
employment with Atomic Energy of
Canada Ltd. in Pinawa, Manitoba, Bruce
Allan McArthur, BASc'81, is now with the
Medical Laser Research team at the
University of Alberta, where he's also
working towards his MASc. . . . Harv
Weidner, MA'81, has a new job as
controller, local travel operations, for the
city of Calgary. . . . Ronald Gordon Camp,
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BSc'82, works for Chevron Oil of Sudan in
Khartoum. . . . UBC Catering's loss is
Coast Cuisine Delicatessen's gain. After
seven years, both part-time and full-time,
with UBC, Rebecca Dawson, BHE'82, will
be owner and manager of Coast
Cuisine. . . . Dianne Flood, MSc'82, has
taken her audiology training to New
Brunswick, where she works for the school
board in Woodstock. ... A new job, a new
address and, in September, a new addition
to the family for Eddie Kahing Lam,
MBA'82, who recently moved to Los
Angeles, there to take up a position as
assistant vice-president for Omni Bank. . . .
Robert J. Miller, BASc'82, is general
foreman, pipe department, for Versatile
Davie Shipbuilding in Ste. Foy, Quebec.
He has two children, Jeanne Alexander
(two years) and Dannielle Therese (one
year). ... In August 1984 Katinka M.
Smeele, BSc'82, married Andrew Gamble,
a fellow employee at Columbia College in
Prince George. . . . Tony Fogarassy, BSc'83,
was promoted to Geologist I with Shell
Canada Resources Ltd.'s Frontier Division,
Nova Scotia District. . . . Brian McKeown,
BA'83, is an insurance claims examiner at
Reed Stenhouse Ltd. He's working on his
AIIC diploma John Wong, BSc'83,
develops pharmacy and dental software for
a West Vancouver firm. He will marry
Marlene Mar on August 10, 1985.
BIRTHS
Judith L. (Wilson) Adams, BHE'69,
MSc'73, and Arthur E.S. Adams, a son,
Arthur John Wilson Adams, June 1,
1984 Linda (Owen) Brunton, BSR'77,
and Nick Brunton, a daughter, Michelle,
March 23, 1985 in Muri, Switzerland. . . .
Joy Ward Fera, BRE'72, and Stephen C.
Fera, BPE'71, a daughter, Shannon
Heather Joy, March 30, 1985 in Burnaby, a
sister for Stephanie. . . . Marilyn (Swales)
Hanson, BHE'74, and Richard Hanson,
BSF'75, a son, Ryan Patrick, October 16,
1984, a brother for Krista and Matthew. . . .
Craig Homewood, MSc (Bus. Admin)'83,
and Joan Homewood, a son, Michael
Leonard Douglas Homewood, April 13,
1985 in Vancouver. . . . Terry Leche,
BSA'61, MSA'64, PhD (Sydney), and Jenny
Leche, a daughter, Michelle Victoria, May
16, 1984, a sister for Angus. . . . Bruce R.
de Lotbiniere-Harwood, BA'69, MBA'71,
and Maria de Lotbiniere-Harwood, a son,
Drew Alexandre, January 21, 1985. . . .
Kyle Mitchell, BCom'65, LLB'66, and
Mary Mitchell, MLS'74, a son, Daniel Kyle
Mitchell, April 9, 1985 in Vancouver. . . .
Susan (Robertson) Morris, BEd'78, and
Les Morris, a son, Stuart James Colin in
Sechelt, January 24, 1985. . . . David Perry,
BA'73, and Jo Ann (Zerebecki) Perry,
BEd'75, a daughter, Lindsay Rae, a sister
for Roxanne and Nicole. . . . Shirley A.
(Rennick) Pitt, BA'81, a son, David
William, September 14, 1984, a brother for
Michael Steven Joseph. . . . David Speed,
BASc'83, and Judith Speed, a daughter,
Ashley Frances, April 17, 1985. . . . Hugh
L. Stephens, BA'67, and Catherine
Harvey, a daughter, Phoebe Gwen
Llewellyn, March 2, 1985 in Singapore, a
sister for Nicola. . . . Brenda L. (Godwin)
Yoshida, BSc'77, and Vernon S. Yoshida,
BEd'77, a daughter, Morganna Kimiko,
February 20, 1985, a sister for Gregory, a
granddaughter for W. Garth Godwin,
BA'57, and a great-granddaughter for
Kathleen M. (Inglis) Godwin, BA'25.
IN MEMORIAM
Molly (Shone) Allen, BA'37, February 4,
1984 in North Vancouver. A member of the
Beta Kappa Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi
Sorority while at UBC, she taught Latin,
English and Physical Education at Haney
and North Burnaby High Schools after
graduation. She is survived by her
husband, Sidney G. Allen, and by her son
Lawrence T. Allen and his wife, Jenny.
Mary Isabel Buxton, BA'22, January 13,
1985 in England. A language teacher for 42
years in Burnaby, she is survived by her
sister, Clessie Buxton of Dorset, England.
Donn Carmichael, BA'52, MLS'74, January
12, 1985 in Victoria. After a 20 year career
as a naval officer, he went back to
university, first to the University of
Ottawa, and then back to UBC. He worked
as a librarian for the Greater Victoria Public
Library from 1971 until his death. He is
survived by his wife Helen, mother Ruth,
two daughters and a son, five stepchildren,
and a brother and sister.
Edwin Telford James, BA'20, January 20,
1985.
Constance C. Johnson, BA'33, BCom'33,
January 24, 1985 in Washington D.C,
where she had lived and worked for many
years.
Arthur Lord, BA'22, LLD'58, February 21,
1985 in Vancouver. Born in Liverpool,
England in 1885, he emigrated to Canada
in 1907. He was the last surviving charter
member of St. James Masonic Lodge No.
80, and was also a member of the CPR
Pensioners Association. He is survived by
a brother, Fred, and sister, Aida, of
Liverpool.
Douglas Macdonald, BA'30, February 19,
1985 in Vancouver. He was active for many
years in the insurance business and in
1952-53 served as president of the UBC
Alumni Association. He is survived by his
wife Edith, daughter Sherrill Sarnis, sons
Brock and Gregg and daughter-in-law
Marianne, as well as two step-children and
nine grandchildren.
Margaret R. (Purves) McGill, BA'33,
January 4, 1985.
Daniel Harvey MacKirdy, BA'47, BEd'53,
MEd (Toronto), January 28, 1985. He
served as a teacher, principal and district
superintendent in the B.C. school system
from 1947 to 1977 when he retired. During
the Second World War he was a navigator
in the RCAF, receiving the Distinguished
Flying Cross in 1945. He is survived by his
wife Ina, BA'41, BAL (Washington), two
daughters, a son and two granddaughters.
A.E. (Ernie) Morell, BA'27, MA'29,
February 14, 1985. The founder of Morell
Pure Foods Ltd, he is survived by his wife
Mary, daughters Patricia and Barbara, and
their families.
Hugh L. Ormsby, BA'32, April 1984.
Ernest George Touzeau, BASc'28,
December 16, 1984. Until his retirement in
1970 he was chief forest engineer at
McMillan-Bloedel's Northwest Bay
Division. He is survived by his brother
Walter Touzeau, BSA'34, sister Lillian
Manzer, daughter Marilou, BSN'61, and
her husband Bob Paterson, BSc'60, of
Calgary, daughter Valerie and husband Joe
Orth of Vancouver, and five
grandchildren, including R. Bruce
Paterson, BASc'84. ■
20    Chronicle/Summer 1985 RICHARD FRENCH, BSc'68: RESEARCHER TURNS POLITICIAN
By Andrew Purvis
Richard French, BSc'68, leans back and
jerks a thumb out his window at the
wrought iron fire-escapes and stone ledges
of lower Westmount, the riding he has
represented in Quebec's National
Assembly since 1981.
"The buck is not stopping here," he
briefly asserts. "Maybe in Toronto or New
York, but not Montreal. Quebec's
economic performance for the last 15 years
has been significantly worse than
Ontario's."
French is equally plain about who he
thinks might reverse this downward trend.
Although his English constituents in
Westmount have traditionally been the
province's business leaders, the MNA says
they will not play a significant role in
Quebec's economic future.
"The hope to amend or modify
(Quebec's economy) lies with the
francophones," he says.
While evidently committed to his
province's political fortunes, French also
puts stock in remaining intellectually
detached from the rough and tumble world
of provincial politics.
"It's very debilitating to start to believe
that the world turns on the next election,"
he says. "I believe it's extremely healthy
for me to think about things."
A Rhodes scholar, French received his
doctorate from Oxford, lectured on the
history of science at Princeton, and is
"i identify with
ubc more than any
other school,"
says the mna for
Westmount and
former Rhodes
Scholar.
currently teaching a business policy course
at McGul. He has published 13 papers, on
topics ranging from vivisection in Victorian
England to industrial policy-making in
Ottawa in the 1980s.
"I love research," he says. "If I was
forced to make a decision, for ever and
ever, between public life and research, I
would stay here."
He points in concluding, to the rows
upon rows of well worn volumes lining his
narrow university office.
French, 38, was born in Montreal and
still finds living in the largely francophone
city thoroughly stimulating.
"The great thing about being an
anglophone in Montreal," he explains with
sincere enthusiasm, "is that you live in
these different worlds and yet there are no
trade-offs. You're living in another culture
but you don't have to give up the English
community."
While he loves Quebec, French still has
strong, fond memories of his university
days in Vancouver.
"I identify with UBC more than any
other school I've been to," he says.
"One of the greatest experiences of my
life was joining Beta Theta Pi fraternity," he
says with a slightly apologetic smile. "It
was not a fashionable time for fraternity
living, but without that frat I would have
spent all my time studying. I would not
have grown up as much as I did."
The brothers at Beta Theta Pi will, no
doubt, be proud. ■
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