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 A Museum Homecoming • Research Battles MS •Alumni Board of A
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Volume 40, Number 1
Spring 1986
Board of Management 1986-87
News in Brief
Fighting MS — The Human Side of Research
Karen Loder
Patients at a UBC Clinic play an important role in the battle
against Multiple Sclerosis.
David Lam's Million Dollar Thank You to Canada . . .
And to UBC
Terry Lavender
The need to "put something back into the community" prompted a
major gift to UBC.
The Museum of Anthropology — A Legacy of Past Cultures
Christopher]. Miller
Museum alumni, staff and volunteers celebrate the 10th birthday of
their Arthur Erickson-designed home.
Far From the Madding Crowd
Valerie Giles
For visitors to the University's Botanical Garden, April is not the crudest
month. Come and enjoy!
Class Acts
EDITOR: M. Anne Sharp
LAYOUT/DESIGN: Rick Staehling. Pacific West Equities Ltd
CIRCULATION: Allan McFarlane
COVER: Clematis Montana selection, growing in the Asian Garden, (Photo courtesy ot UBC Botanical Gardens)
EDITORIAL COMMITTEE: Peter Jones, BA'69, Chair: Virginia Beirnes, LLB'49; Marcia Boyd, MA'75; Doug Davison; Bruce f-auman; Craig
Homewood, MSc'83; Mary McKinnon, BA'75; Bel Nemetz, BA'35; Libert S, Reid, BASc'51; |ohn Schoutsen, MFA'82; Anne Sharp; Dan Spinner;
Robert E  Walker, BCom'47; Nancy Woo, BA'69 ADVERTISING R[WS: Alumni Media Vancouver (604) 668-6819; Toronto (416) 781-6957
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'8!
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 Coonev, MLS'76, BA (Georgetown), MA (Toronto); Sandv James,
MA'83, BA (Carleton); Bill Richardson, BASc'83; Alfred Scow, LLB'61
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1894 -1986
*-^ Norman A.M. (Larry) MacKenzie,
died January 26, 1986 at the age of 92.
Dr. MacKenzie served as UBC president
from 1944 to 1962. During his long and distinguished career, he was also president of
the University of New Brunswick, a professor of international and Canadian constitutional law at the University of Toronto, an
advisor to the International Labour Office
in Geneva, and a member of the Canadian
Senate. He was involved in many organizations after his retirement from UBC,
including the Canada Council, the Tibetan
Refugee Aid Society and the East African
Commission on University Education.
"Everybody respected him as a man and
as an adminstrator," according to Geography Professor Emeritus J. Lewis Robinson.
"Anybody in the university could know
and talk to him. . . . He knew everybody's
name. He remembered your name; he
remembered your kids' names."
Dr. George E Curtis, UBC's first dean of
law, called Dr. MacKenzie "a natural born
leader. . . . He was a bit of a giant, you
One of Norman MacKenzie's fellow university presidents, Dr. James A. Gibson,
BA'31, President Emeritus of Brock University, remarked that, "Apart from every
other quality of a good citizen, the President was a man whose friendship never
varied, nor did the encouragement which
he perceptively provided for hundreds and
hundreds of Canadians."
When he arrived at UBC in 1944, Larry
MacKenzie's philosophy was that "Higher
education, once the privilege of the few,
must and will be extended to every young
citizen who has the desire for self-creation,
and the capability to achieve it."
During his 18 years as president of the
University, he put that philosophy into
effect, and UBC grew from a 2,500-student
university to the second largest university
in Canada, with 13,000 students and an
annual budget of more than $15 million.
A telling indication of his popularity at
UBC was the reaction by the students on
the day his resignation was announced:
more than 1,000 of them gathered in a
November downpour outside the Administration Building to chant "For he's a jolly
good fellow".
Larry MacKenzie received a host of
awards and citations, including the Order
of Canada and more than 29 honorary
awards and degrees. The official residence
of the University of B.C. President is
named in his honor. The major student
award of the UBC Alumni Association, the
Norman MacKenzie Alumni Scholarship,
is also named for Dr. MacKenzie.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret, son
Patrick and daughters Susan and Sheila. ■
Chronicl_/S;>n»c;i96'6    3 UBC Alumni Association Board of Management 1986 -1987
The following Alumni Association
Board of Management positions have
been declared filled by acclamation
after the close of nominations on
January 31, 1986: vice-president (who
automatically becomes president in
the following year), treasurer, and
three members-at-large for 1986-88.
Sandy James, MA'83
Alumni Returning Officer
OFFICERS 1986-87
William Brian McNulty, BPE'68,
MPE'70, MA'83. Alumni activities:
Vice-President, UBC Alumni
Association, 1985-86; chair, Alumni
Activities, 1984-86; member,
Wesbrook Society, 1982-86; member,
Thunderbird Society, 1982-86; Alumni
Divisions Council, 1983-86. Campus:
Thunderbird volleyball, 1964-66;
Thunderbird cross country and track
and field, 1966-70; junior varsity
award, volleyball, 1966; cross country,
1967; intramural referee in chief, 1965-
67; UBC intramural director 1967-68;
assistant editor PEUS Yearbook, 1966-
67; editor Peus Yearbook, 1967-68;
fund raising participant for UBC
Aquatic Centre. Community:
president, B.C. School Counsellors
Association, 1981-84; president,
Canadian Track and Field Association,
1983-86; fund raiser B.C. Athletics,
1976-83; director, Sport BC, 1975-81.
Occupation: Educator at Magee
Secondary School, Vancouver.
Elbert S. Reid, BASc'51. Alumni
activities: president, Alumni
Association, 1985-86; Vice- President,
Alumni Association, 1984-85;
president, Alumni Forestry Division;
chair, Branches Committee; chair,
Alumni Activities Committee;
member-at-large, Board of
Management; member, Alumni
Activities Advisory Committee.
Community: Member of professional
forestry and engineering associations,
the men's Canadian Club,
Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club.
Occupation: Independent Consultant
in Forestry and Management.
Lyle Stevenson, BASc'72, Msc (Bus.
Admin.)'75. Alumni activities: Chair,
MBA/MSc Alumni Division, 1979-82;
Chair, Allocations Committee, 1982-
83; Chair, Alumni Fund Committee,
1983-85; member, Board of
Management, 1980-85; member,
Executive Committee, 1983-85.
Community: board of directors,
Vancouver Chamber Choir.
Occupation: Vice-President, First City
Shayne Brent Boyd, BCom'81. Alumni
activities: assistant to the treasurer,
1985-86. Campws.Vice-President, Gage
Residence; member, Student
Administrative Council; member,
External Affairs Committee.
Community: accountant, Vancouver
Chamber Choir; Vancouver
Thunderbirds Barbershop; secretary,
Vancouver Thunderbird Chorus.
Occupation: Systems Consultant, B.C.
Hospital Shared Systems.
Dave Frank, BSc'84, MBA'86. Alumni
activities: AMS representative to Board
of Management, 1982-83. Campus:
president, Science Undergraduate
Society, 1981-82; member, Board of
Governors, 1984-85; president, Alma
Mater Society, 1982-83. Occupation:
manager, productivity study group,
UBC Faculty of Commerce.
Oscar Sziklai, MF'61, PhD'64, BSF
(Sopron). Alumni activities: Member-at-
large, 1974-86; forestry division, 1980-
82; chair, Speakers Bureau, 1975-76,
1979-86 member, Executive
committee, 1976-78; co-author,
Foresters in Exile, the story of Sopron
forestry school grads. Campus:
member of Senate. Community:
Trustee, North-West Scientific
Association, 1980-82; president, Junior
Forest Wardens of Canada; director,
Canadian Institute of Forestry,
Vancouver section, 1972-73 chair,
1971-72, vice-chair and membership
chair, 1969-70, program chair, 1968-69,
director, 1970-76; director of Canadian
Forestry Association, 1982-85; B.C.
registered forester and member,
various national and international
professional associations.
Eric Vance, BA'75, MA'81. Alumni
activities: member Divisions Council,
1985-86; member Student Affairs
Committee, 1985-86; past Division
Council representative on Board of
Management. Campus activities:
member Board of Directors, Delta
Kappa Epsilon Alumni Association;
undergraduate student
representative, Faculty of Arts;
graduate student representative,
Faculty of Graduate Studies.
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
Under the Alumni Association
constitution, representatives may be
elected or appointed in the following
categories: the Honorary President (the
President of the University); the Chancellor
of the University; the Executive Director of
the Association; the chairs of the
Association's Communications and Fund
committees; the chair of the Association's
Alumni Council; one of the convocation
members of the University Senate; one
representative of the Faculty Association;
one representative of the Alma Mater
Society and in addition, any other
individuals as the board may designate. ■
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Alumni Association
Awards $100,000 in
The Alumni Association held a
reception January 31 to honor the UBC
students who have received scholarships and bursaries from the Association this year. More than 100 students
received awards, worth approximately
$100,000 in total.
The reception, held at Cecil Green
Park on the UBC campus, was
attended by many of the scholarship
winners and their families. President
David Strangway, Alumni Association
President Bert Reid and Friends of
UBC President Gerald Marra also
attended the reception, which was
hosted by the Association's Scholarships and Bursaries Committee.
The Association's major award is
the Norman MacKenzie Alumni
Scholarship, named in honor of the
late Dr. Norman MacKenzie, president of the University from 1944 to
1962.  A memorial service had been
Queen Charlotte Islands
Fishing adventures include: All air-fare from
Vancouver, meals, accommodation, boats, tackle,
fuel, bait, rain-gear and endless advice.
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Phone collect for info and/or brochure.
held earlier that day at the University
for Dr. MacKenzie, who died January
26 at age 92.
The MacKenzie scholarships, worth
$1,250 each, are awarded for high
scholastic achievement, outstanding
personal qualities, and distinction as
exemplified by service to others and
participation in school or community
activities. Thirty-seven of these scholarships were awarded this year to students from different regions of British
Columbia. Committees of alumni volunteers in each of 30 regions screen
and select the scholarship winners.
Dr. Strangway presented certificates
to the winners of the Alumni Association scholarships and bursaries, and
to the winners of scholarships offered
by the Friends of UBC, Inc. The
Friends of UBC, Inc. is a non-profit
USA corporation devoted to promoting a continuing interest in higher
education among UBC alumni and
friends. The major awards administered by the Friends of UBC are the
USA Alumni Scholarship and the Jennie Gillespie Drennan Memorial
UBC Grad Heads
Universities Ministry
Russell Fraser, BASc (Mech)'58, is
British Columbia's new Minister of
Post-Secondary Education.
Fraser, MLA for Vancouver South,
was appointed the minister responsible for universities and community
colleges by Premier Bill Bennett on
February 11. The ministry is a new
one, as colleges were formerly under
the jurisdiction of the Minister of Education while universities were part of
the Science, Communications and
Universities portfolio held by Pat
McGeer, BA'48, MD'58. McGeer was
given the international trade portfolio
in the cabinet shuffle.
First elected to the legislature in
1983, Fraser was a member of the Vancouver Parks Board for six years, two
of them as chairman, and is a former
president of both provincial and local
associations of professional engineers.
At UBC he was on the executive of the
Engineering Undergraduate Society.
He is married to Jane (Fulton) Fraser,
BHE'69, BEd'78.
For information on any of the
events listed below, please call the
Alumni Activities Department at (604)
Medicine Conference: April 8 - 12,
1986, San Francisco
'76 Law Reunion: May 1986
Nursing   Annual   Reunion   Dinner:
May 15, 1986, UBC Faculty Club
'73 Rehab Medicine Reunion: May 23,
1986, Cecil Green Park
Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education Conference: June
22 - 25,   1986,  University of British
'51 Physical Education Reunion: July
3, 1986, Cecil Green Park
'66 Rehab Medicine Reunion: July 25,
'76   and   '77   Agricultural   Sciences
Reunion: August 1986
'67   Nursing   Reunion,   August   2-3,
Nursing Potluck Dinner: (followed by
Marion Woodward Lecture), October
23, 1986
Dates to be announced for the following reunions: '51 Home Ec, '51
Pharmacy, '63 Medicine and '63 Law.
Homecoming '86 takes place October 20 to 25, 1986 at UBC. Classes with
years ending in 1 or 6 take note!
Details will be given later.
Alpha Gamma Delta Plans 55th
Anniversary Reunion
Alpha Gamma Delta, Delta Zeta
Chapter, will celebrate its 55th anniversary on Tuesday, May 13, 1986 at
the Shaughnessy Golf and Country
Club in Vancouver. For further information, contact Mary-Gordon Moir,
IRD Chairman, 6958 Marguerite St.,
Vancouver, B.C., V6P5G2.
Fraternity Chapter Celebrates 50
The Gamma Omicron Chapter of
Beta Theta Pi is holding a 50th Anniversary Evening on Saturday, May 24,
1986 at 6:00 p.m. at the Four Seasons
Hotel in Vancouver. Please contact
Doug Conn at (604) 732-1236 for further information.
Alumni Annual Meeting
Notice is hereby given that the
Annual General Meeting of the UBC
Alumni Association will be held at
7:00 p.m., on Thursday, May 22, 1986.
Traditionally, the AGM is held at
Cecil Green Park, but this year we are
contemplating a larger event than
usual, which might require a different
locale. An advertisement announcing
the AGM and stating the time and
location of the meeting will appear in
Vancouver newspapers approximately
two weeks prior to the event.
6    Chronicle/ Spring 1986 NEWSINBRIEF
(In a photograph in the Winter 1985
Chronicle, Tong Louie, president and
chief executive officer of H.Y. Louie and
Company, was mistakenly identified as
David Lam, the president of Canadian
International Properties Ltd. The Chronicle apologies for the error and regrets any
embarassment or inconvenience it may
have caused either Mr. Louie or Mr. Lam.)
The Real Tong Louie
When Tong Louie, BSA'38, discovered that he had been wrongly
identified as David Lam in the Winter
1985 Chronicle, he phoned Lam to tell
him, "I felt honored to be mistaken for
Louie is president and chief executive officer of H.Y. Louie and Company (a wholesale food company
started by his father), chairman, president and chief executive officer of
London Drugs Ltd., vice-chairman of
IGA Canada Ltd., and holder of the
IGA grocery franchise for B.C. He also
has a reputation as an avid golfer and
Proud of H.Y. Louie and Company,
he says it is one of the few family-
owned companies still in the business
in which it began. He hopes to keep it
that way — two sons, Brandt,
BCom'66, and Kurt, work for the company.
Tong and Geraldine have been married since 1941, and have three children. The youngest, Andrea, graduated from UBC with a BA in English in
Through his business, Louie contributes to pharmaceutical research at
UBC, and is active in the Wesbrook
Society, a club for major donors to the
University. He is also a director of the
Pacific Otolaryngology Foundation,
the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden Society of
Vancouver, the Vancouver Symphony
Society and a member of its executive
committee. He is also a trustee of St.
Paul's Hospital and chairman of its
Quality Assurance Committee.
Clyne Lecture Series Opens
New Zealand's deputy prime minister and minister of justice, Geoffrey
Palmer, opened the John V. Clyne
Lecture series at UBC on January 18,
Palmer's lecture, "Reforming Parliament: The Case of New Zealand", also
opened the Vancouver Institute's 1986
Spring Lecture Series. The Institute
offers free public lectures on Saturday
nights at UBC each spring and fall.
The John V. Clyne Lectures honor
UBC's former chancellor (1978 -1984),
who also served as a justice of the
Supreme Court of B.C., and chairman
and chief executive officer of MacMillan Bloedel Ltd.
The Clyne Lectures will bring world
leaders in the fields of business, government, law and the arts to UBC on a
regular basis to give public lectures.
These lectures confirm the University's commitment to forge strong
links with the community. Funding
for the lecture series was established
at an 83rd birthday dinner for J.V.
Clyne on February 13, 1985.
Shrum Scholarship Offered
A scholarship in physics has been
established in memory of Gordon
Shrum at UBC by family and friends
of the former professor, administrator
and public servant. Dr. Shrum died
June 20,1985.
One or more Gordon Merritt Shrum
Memorial Scholarships, with a total
value of $1,300, will be available each
year to students entering the final year
of study in the Honour Physics or
Engineering Physics program.
Contributions to the scholarship
fund should be sent to Byron Hender,
Director of Awards, Room 50, General
Services Administration Building,
University of British Columbia, 2075
Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, B.C.,
Readership Survey
The Chronicle would like to thank all
those who responded to its Readership Survey last fall. The survey,
which was sent to 2,400 randomly
selected readers, achieved a very high
response rate of 24 percent.
The survey, which measured reader
interest in the Chronicle, and demographic and lifestyle information, will
help the Alumni Association better
plan the editorial and advertising
direction of the magazine. The result
should be a bigger and better magazine, one that continues to be relevant
and interesting to our readers. ■
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Chronicle/Spring 1986    7 A UBC clinic and its patients work together to find
answers to Multiple Sclerosis.
Fighting MS -
The Human Side
of Research
person": artist Karen
Chapnick is not giving in to
By Karen Loder
IT'S A GREY DAY outside, but in Vancouver artist Karen Chapnick's Kitsilano
home one of her large hand-dyed
braided sisal works radiates color and
warmth. She has exhibited her works,
bearing names like Orange Explosion, Forest-
light, Colour River and Dancing Dots, in Canada, the United States, Japan and Europe.
Observing her flashing brown eyes and
general gusto, it is easy to forget that for 12
years the 34-year-old has been battling multiple sclerosis (MS), a degenerative, sometimes
crippling disease of the nervous system.
Eye problems, weakness of arms and legs,
and tingling sensations are among the common early symptoms of MS, a disease that
usually first appears between ages 20 and 40,
just as people are starting to raise families and
establish careers. Other symptoms include
excessive fatigue, slurring of speech, memory
problems and moodiness. In more severe
cases there may also be bladder and bowel
Although it has been studied extensively
since its characteristic features were first
described in 1868, both the cause and cure of
the disease remain unknown. Chapnick's first
symptom was numbness in her hip and thigh.
Three months later, when she started graduate school in art at UCLA, she suddenly found
herself stumbling often.
Because she had watched her father pass
through stages of the disease, her first
thought at this time was MS. A neurologist
suggested she had one of three things: a brain
tumor, encephalitis—a virus which attacks the
brain—or MS. A week after giving her various
tests, including a spinal tap to monitor her
spinal fluid, the doctor made a tentative diagnosis of MS. Most patients are not diagnosed
so quickly.
"MS affects the nervous system in multiple
areas that are more or less unpredictable. It's
not what you would call a stereotypical presentation," says Dr. Donald Paty, Chapnick's
doctor and a neurologist who heads the
research team at the UBC MS Clinic, where
Chapnick sought help.
"There may be 20 different symptoms that
somebody could get related to MS in differing
sequence. The thing that tells you it's MS is an
analysis of those symptoms to show that there
are multiple areas of the nervous system
involved, and occurring at different times."
Some people with "silent" MS never experience any symptoms but are later discovered to
have "multiple" patches called plaques or
"sclerosis" located in the brain, spinal cord
and optic nerves.
A number of studies have linked MS with a
still unidentified viral infection that results in
an abnormal immune response directed to the
nervous system. The body's defence network—the immune system—rebels mistakenly and the central nervous system becomes
inflamed. This process produces areas of
inflammation referred to as plaques. As a
result, nerve impulses which normally travel
at 225 miles per hour are delayed, leading to
bouts of paralysis, weakness and lack of coordination. Over time, the plaques increase in
size and number and become scarred.
For the first few years, Chapnick had
attacks and remissions, a condition known as
relapsing-remitting. In the remissions, which
lasted up to two months, she was symptom
"My deterioration has been slow and progressive," she said. "Not as slow the last few
years. I am now chronic-progressive."
Although her attacks bring on extreme
fatigue and weakness, Chapnick does not let
them interfere with her art. She makes all
exhibition deadlines, although sometimes her
work is punctuated by long rests and other
times she is helped by friends. Fortunately, a
Canada Council grant enables her to hire a
part-time assistant for her projects.
Chapnick believes in the UBC MS Clinic,
because it combines clinical attention with
research. She was one of its first patients
when it opened in 1980; since then more than
1,600 new patients have been seen.
Clinic staff, who meet two days a week,
include five neurologists: the director, Dr.
Stanley Hashimoto, and Drs. Lome Kastru-
koff, John Hooge, Joel Oger and Don Paty.
Associated with the group for neurophysio-
logical studies and clinic evaluation of optic
neuritis patients is Dr. Andrew Eisen. As well
as a neurologist, patients will be interviewed
by nurse/coordinators Kathy Eisen and Kirsten Snyder and geneticist Dr. Dessa Sadovnick.
The Clinic uses the multidisciplinary facilities of the UBC Health Sciences Centre Hospital. The cramped office space used by Kathy
Eisen does double duty as a lab. Yet Eisen says
cheerfully that in spite of the difficulties of
space, the team has "a very good working
In terms of patient numbers, grant monies,
research projects and staffing, the UBC Clinic
is the largest in North America. Its research
budget is over $1 million a year—about half of
which comes from the Medical Research
Council of Canada.
8    Chnmkk'^imng 1986 "We have no problem getting money for
special projects," says Paty, who chases after
funding for the Clinic. "People recognize us as
having a good track record."
In addition to his work at the Clinic, Paty is
head of the neurology division in the UBC
Faculty of Medicine. That "good track record"
has much to do with Paty's own record. In
1972 he set up the MS clinic at the University
of Western Ontario. Now 12 MS clinics sponsored by the MS society are operating out of
Canadian universities. The University of
Western Ontario and UBC clinics are largest in
terms of patients, neurologists and research.
Some clinics are purely service-oriented, and
the UBC clinic is the most actively research
Environment appears to play a mysterious
role in susceptibility to multiple sclerosis. MS
appears to thrive in temperate climes. B.C.
has one of the highest prevalence rates of MS
in the world, with more than 1,200 MS
patients in the Lower Mainland alone. If unidentified cases are considered, the frequency
rate for the province may be as high as one in
every 350 people.
Available epidemiologic studies indicate
that between 20,000 and 25,000 Canadians are
affected. Figures could be as high as 50,000 if
you include unidentified cases. Canada's per
capita rate of MS is twice as high as that of the
United States, where 250,000 people are said
to have the disease.
Other regions of prevalence are northern
Europe between 65° and 40° north latitude and
the northern United States, as well as southern Australia and New Zealand—areas settled
primarily by north European stock. Nine out
of 10 people who get MS are of northern European/Caucasian ancestry.
Clinic director Stanley Hashimoto is
involved in a plan for the Clinic to dovetail
research with a Japanese MS Clinic in Sapporo
on the northern island of Hokkaido. It has
been suggested that the incidence of MS in
Japan is extremely low and that it is very different—mainly a visual and spinal cord disease. But the American-trained neurologist
running the Sapporo MS clinic says his information proves just the opposite. Both clinics
will develop a system of gathering data that
may well confound some of the current thinking on the genetic aspect of MS.
The curious problem of susceptibility continues to baffle researchers. For example, MS
strikes three women for every two men and it
starts earlier in women. It is 12 to 15 times
more common among brothers and sisters of
people who have the disease—leading investigators to believe the susceptibility to MS is
inherited. Children of MS sufferers have a
three percent chance of getting the disease.
Breaking new ground, the UBC team has
developed a computerized data base for MS
with the help of Dr. Don Studney of the
Department of Medicine. The MS Society has
funded the UBC group to redesign the system
so it can be exported to other Canadian clinics.
The MS Society's slogan,  "Hope through
research" has genuine meaning when applied
to the UBC Clinic. There are 20 research projects in process, seven involving magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Both research director
Paty and Clinic director Hashimoto are excited
about the potential for using MRI in research.
Current studies suggest MRI scanning may be
the very best test to use for diagnosis.
Says Hashimoto, "The MRI scanning adds a
lot to any therapeutic trial because you have a
much more objective measurement of what is
happening, not T think he or she is better or I
think he or she is worse.' When you have a
series of scans, you can say this person is
definitely better or worse."
"I think this is definitely the place where we
are the world leaders because nobody else has
the computer capability to analyze the scans
the way we do," says Paty.
Although the MRI scanner looks like a
hooded space age bed, Karen Chapnick says
that when she is strapped down on it, she just
Chapnick took part in a clinical trial of the
effects of interferon. A group of natural substances made by the body, interferon was
once considered a "magic bullet" against cancer and a number of other diseases. Interferon
can exert powerful antiviral effects and give
the immune system a boost.
All patients involved in the trial were put in
hospital for a week where they underwent
testing and were taught to inject themselves.
Neither doctors nor patients knew whether
they received a drug or a placebo. In hospital,
Chapnick experienced a high fever and chills.
Part way through the trial, her hair began to
fall out. Stubbornly, she hung in for the five
and a half months of the trial because of her
commitment to research.
The UBC Clinic has been working on the
interferon trial for almost two years and, in
October 1986, researchers and patients will
discover who received the interferon or the
placebo. It is one of 52 such trials being carried
out world-wide.
An example of pure research, the tissue
research of neurobiologist Dr. Seung Kim is a
key aspect of the MS clinic's work. Kim is
growing human myelin-forming cells in tissue
culture. He is studying the way these cells live
and survive outside the body so that they can
be better characterized and better understood.
MS destroys myelin, a fatty white substance
that surrounds the axis cylinder of certain
nerve fibres.
Kim and neurovirologist Dr. Lome Kastru-
koff are studying how the myelin-forming
cells can support the growth of viruses that
might be guilty of causing the destruction of
the myelin sheath.
Karen Chapnick and other patients like her
play an important and sometimes courageous
role in the Clinic's research. Over the years,
she has watched her father go from one cane
to two canes, then a walker and finally a
wheelchair while her mother, a school
teacher, supported the family.
"To me it's a black and white situation,"
says Chapnick. "You can either go to bed for
the rest of your life or you can fight it. That's
the route I've taken. I'm kind of a feisty person." ■
Donald Paty of the
UBC Multiple Sclerosis
Clinic: "People recognize us
as having a good track
Chronicle/Spring 1986    9 The Faculty of Commerce's Management Research
Library gets off the ground with a major endowment.
David Lam's Million
Dollar Thank You to
Canada . . . And to UBC
By Terry Lavender
THE DUBRULLE Culinary School
seems an unlikely spot for a million-dollar lunch. But, then again,
when real estate developer David Lam
took Commerce professor Mike Goldberg to the school's public dining
room for an inexpensive lunch in early
1985, neither he nor Goldberg had any
idea where the meal would lead.
Conversation at that meal touched
on many topics, until Goldberg mentioned that the Faculty of Commerce
and Business Administration had a
need for a research library. Lam did
not hesitate.
"I told him before dessert, 'Count
me in. I want to help.'"
During further discussions with the
Commerce people, Lam's spontaneous offer of help took on more concrete shape, and the David Lam Management Research Library opened
June 6, 1985, just a few months after
that first meal.
The $1 million contribution from
Lam and his family to the research
library endowment fund is commemorated by a plaque, in Chinese and
English, that calls the library "an
example of the fundamental contributions made to this University and to
the Province of British Columbia by
Canadians of Chinese Ancestry."
In a speech at the opening of the
library, Lam, who came to Canada
from Hong Kong in 1967, explained
why he contributed half of the endowment fund's $2 million goal:
"A management research library is
a very important and worthwhile
resource to both the academic world
and the business community. I am
grateful to the University for offering
me this role in initiating and actualizing such a practical project which will
benefit both my friends who work in
the theoretical world of academia and
the practical world of the marketplace.
It is also of no small significance to me
that this library will serve many immigrants to this great country who will
David Lam was one of almost 3(KI guests at the annual
Wesbrook Society Dinner on January 30. UBC President David Strangway and Chancellor Robert Wyman
both spoke at the dinner, which is held to honor the
University's major donors. Dr. Strangway outlined
his plans for UBC, while Chancellor Wyman stressed
the importance of private support to the University.
study in this outstanding University.
"I want to use this occasion to say
'thank you' to Canada for the opportunities which this country gave me as
an immigrant to build a new life here.
Very few countries offer the opportunities for success which enable an
immigrant without capital to accumulate enough money to put something
back into the community."
The David Lam Management
Research Library currently occupies
four rooms on the third floor of the
Henry Angus Building. The endowment has allowed Commerce to
greatly expand research and resource
capabilities. The 2,000-book library
subscribes to more than 200 journals,
and has access to about 2,000 computer databases. As the endowment
fund grows, there are plans to obtain
annual reports from businesses across
North America on microfiche, and to
begin an exchange program with
other universities and their business
schools. The Faculty of Commerce
also hopes to computerize the library's
subject file, easing the search process
for specific items.
At the opening ceremonies, Commerce Dean Peter Lusztig predicted
that   within   the   decade   the   library
would be the core of a management
research centre, "a complex where
business, labor, government and the
academic community could meet to
share ideas, to study, and to discuss
issues of the day."
Other major donors to the endowment campaign include several financial institutions and family foundations. Commerce alumni are being
asked to contribute $250,000 in a special campaign.
David Lam expresses mild bemuse-
ment at the fuss made over his contribution.
"When they told me 'Thank you', I
said, 'Don't thank me. I'm only writing the cheque. You're doing all the
work. You have to go out and try to
raise money for this. I should be
thanking you."
Lam has had a life-long involvement with education, an involvement
that began in Hong Kong where he
helped establish the Hong Kong Baptist College. Besides his UBC diploma,
he holds a BA in Economics and an
MBA degree, and calls himself a "perpetual student". Lam once had an
ambition to take every course offered
at UBC.
"Unfortunately, they kept adding
more courses."
His love for education remained
with him when he and his family
arrived in Canada. He left behind a
successful banking career and took up
life with his wife and three young
daughters in a small motel room in a
strange city.
Though he wanted to sell real
estate, he found the real estate sales
courses inadequate, so "to improve
my knowledge and opportunity for
success, I began taking evening
courses at the University of British
Columbia . . . obtaining a diploma in
Real Estate Appraisal."
Since that time two daughters have
graduated from UBC, while their
father has put aside his dream of taking every course at the University.
Not that he didn't try. When he
retired from active business in 1983
(he is still president of Canadian International Properties Ltd., but has
transferred most of his portfolio to former associates), he enrolled part-time
at Regent College. However, he found
himself dozing off during his analytical theology course, and Lam decided
that though the spirit was more than
willing, the flesh was too weak for the
life of a student again.
But Lam has "never stopped reading, never stopped being curious." He
retains a strong belief in the value of
Perhaps a school, even a culinary
one, was a fitting location after all for
the birth of the David Lam Management Research Library. ■
10    Chronicle/Sirr/nt; 1986 "The Loon and the Fish" by Kananginak
World renowned Eskimo artist, Kananginak of Cape
Dorset, Northwest Territories is one of seven famous
Canadian artists whose work is now available in a
special edition. His latest work is shown here.
An exclusive arrangement between the West
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Beautiful graphics from the
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If you are not satisfied, please return your purchase to us and your money will be returned (less handling and postage). The Museum of Anthropology
- A Legacy of Past Cultures
By Christopher J. Miller
WHEN VANCOUVER architect Arthur Erickson finished
the cast concrete and glass
structure of the UBC
Museum of Anthropology a
decade ago, a new era in muscology was
born. The award-winning building, blending
in with the waters of Georgia Strait, evokes
the communal plank houses of the Northwest
Coast Peoples.
Dr. Audrey Hawthorn, retired Associate
Professor of Anthropology and former curator
ot the Museum, was a driving force behind its
new building. She also played an important
role in developing the Museum's unique
approach of visible storage, in which the
acquisitions of the Museum are available for
viewing by all visitors.
Hawthorn received the Order of Canada in
December 1985 and will return to the campus
this spring from New Zealand (where she
spends six months of the vear) to receive an
Students and
graduates of
Museum Studies
continue the study
of humankind at
MOA and around
the province.
Arthur Ericksonts
award winning building for
the Museum of Anthropology
blends in well with its
"honorary degree at the 1986 L'BC Spring Congregation. She and her husband, Dr. Harry B.
Hawthorn, who was the first anthropologist
to be appointed to the University facultv and
the first director of the L'BC Museum, were
both made Honorary Life Members of the
UBC Alumni Association in 1971.
One early L'BC graduate, who fondly
remembers Harry Hawthorn "pushing him
toward the path of righteousness and virtue—
archeology", went on to make enormous contributions in Canada himself. He is Dr. Walter
A. Kenyon, BA (Anthropology)'.^, (MA,
PhD, Toronto). Retired from the Royal
Ontario Museum four years ago as curator of
New World Archaeology, Kenyon latch' has
channelled his energies into publishing and
research, with books on both archeology and
architecture in the works.
Dr. Michael M. Ames, current director of
MOA, is also a L'BC grad. After his honours
degree in anthropology from UBC in 1956, he
went on to a PhD in anthropology from Harvard in 1961. Both a Guggenheim Fellow and a
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, his spe-
12    Chrnnidi' Sluing 198b cial areas of interest are Sri Lanka, India, and
the Indian cultures of the Northwest Coast.
Director of MOA since its historic move to
its present quarters in 1976, Ames sets a very
high standard for the institution and for its
staff. He is responsible for the student Internship Program which gives students in
Museum Studies opportunities to supplement
their coursework on a work-study basis at
MOA and other British Columbia museums.
Working on specialized programs under the
direct supervision of professional museum
staff, students prepare themselves for professional museum positions. More than 150 students have completed the Internship Program
since 1977, contributing 26 work years to
MOA. Although there is no degree or diploma
in museology from UBC, students in Anthropology or related disciplines can take Museum
Studies as part of their degree.
One notable ongoing program is the Image
Recovery Project: using experimental infrared
photographic technology, faded Northwest
Coast Indian designs are recaptured for study
and preservation. An enormous amount of
effort from the student, teacher and museum
staff is expended on the training program,
and the rewards are evident in the achievements of MO A's graduates.
THE FIRST INDIAN woman in British
Columbia to receive a BA in Anthropology, Gloria Cranmer-Webster, BA'56, is now
director of the U'Mista Cultural Centre at
Alert Bay, NWT, where a large part of the Potlatch Collection has been returned to the
Kwagiutl people. In 1971, Cranmer-Webster
took a position as assistant curator at MOA.
She also co-taught an anthropology course on
the Indians of British Columbia, which drew
350 students—one of the most popular
courses at the University.
Where does a specialization in museology
take students after graduation? While there
are too many successful graduates of UBC's
Museum Studies to mention, it is apparent
that museum careers have claimed quite a
few: Peter Macnair, BA'64, chief ethnologist,
B.C. Provincial Museum; Eric Waterton,
BA'67, MA'69, assistant director, Provincial
Museum of Alberta; Dr. Marjorie Halpin,
PhD'73, associate professor of anthropology at
UBC, who participated in the planning of
MOA's visible storage system; Dr. Margaret
Stott, BA'66, curator of ethnology at MOA;
and Dr. Michael Kew, BA'55, UBC associate
professor of anthropology.
Around the province are Lesley Moore,
BA'74, the director of the Richmond Museum;
Tricia Gessler, MA'70, curator of the Queen
Charlotte Island Museum; Carol Mayer,
BA'74, curator of decorative and applied arts
and Lynn Maranda, BA'67, MA'72, curator of
ethnology, both at the Vancouver Museum.
One of UBC's most illustrious grads of
museum studies was the late Wilson Duff,
BA'49. He was both teacher and artist, a vital
contributor to the museum associations to
which he belonged, and, in the words of a
colleague, "an original, productive and meticulous scholar."
The Museum's dedicated group of more
than 80 volunteers—both the Volunteer Asso
ciates and the Shop Volunteers—are required
to undertake much of the same coursework
required of the student interns. Volunteer
Associates gave an estimated 5,700 hours to
MOA in 1985; when added to the Shop Volunteers' efforts, more than 10,000 volunteer
hours went toward keeping MOA a world-
renowned educational entity. Both interns
and volunteers are involved in all facets of the
museum from conservation, acquisition, exhibition and administration to public relations,
research and fund-raising.
Along with the tenth anniversary of the
new building, Expo '86 and the Vancouver
Centennial celebration make this an exciting
year for the Museum. Shortly after Expo
opens comes MOA's first Homecoming—May
24 and 25 on campus. (Contact Dr. Margaret
Stott at 228-5087 for more information.)
Homecoming visitors will have the opportunity to admire MOA's exhibitory skills in two
of Expo's international pavilions: Pakistan and
the South Seas. The opportunity to design the
interior displays for these two international
participants is exciting for MOA's staff and
students. The challenge of explaining the full
cultural range of a country or region at an
international fair is an enriching experience.
As well, two notable exhibits will highlight
the Museum's programs and collections this
summer. Jack Shadbolt opens a show June 17:
"Jack Shadbolt and the Coastal Indian
Image." He will introduce nine major new
paintings, accompanied by 18 of his earlier
works. And "Monumental Miniatures: The
Art of Bill Reid" celebrates 65 works from this
most renowned of Northwest Coast artists; 40
in gold, created over a 30-year period, many
from private collections. Opening July 15, the
sculptures, boxes, jewelry and poles will be
arrayed around his breath-taking carving
"Raven and the First Men" in MOA's
Rotunda. ■
Kwagiutl House
Posts are among the many
exhibits seen by the
Museum's 140,000 visitors
each year.
Former Museum
curator Audrey Hawthorn,
who returns to UBC this
spring to receive an honorary
Chronide/Spring 1986    13 Pacific Blue, or
Anagaltis MoneUi, is one of
the six plants introduced so
far through the Botanical
Garden's Plant Introduction
A place of beauty and tranquillity for researchers, gardeners and visitors alike.
Far From the Madding Crowd
know him as an affable person.
Even though he possesses a
wealth ot information about
botany, he will gladlv take time
to answer even the most basic inquiries, and
in an encouraging way.
"Plants are a challenge," he tells one hapless gardener, making him feel a little less like
a failure. One gets the impression Tarrant
understands people everv bit as well as he
knows plants.
The theme of UBC's Botanical Garden is
Plants and Man. Tarrant is one of the most
well-known members of the staff, all ot whom
succeed in giving real meaning to that theme.
The Garden has a world class reputation and
is renowned across North America and the
United Kingdom.
Originally from a horticulturallv-minded
family in England, Tarrant came to UBC in
1969 after serving as head gardener at Lake
Louise. He started as a gardener, but today he
works in public relations for the Garden and
for the Universitv.
UBC was among the first local educational
institutions to offer general interest gardening
courses to the public. While teaching some of
these first courses Tarrant was made Education Co-ordinator for the Botanical Garden.
The courses offered whether "Planning a
Patio or Balconv Garden" or "Home Vegetable
Gardening"—are    chosen    bv    listening    to
14    Chronicle Spring 1986 requests from the public. These courses are
successful and the demand for enrolment is
For those unable to enrol, the best way to
hear Tarrant's instruction is to tune into CBC
Television's "Western Gardener" on Saturday
and Sunday mornings. He co-hosts the show
with CBC personality Bob Switzer from their
garden set on the roof of the Vancouver CBC
building. Together, they address topics that
run the gamut of gardening concerns and season cycles. The audience may be surprised to
learn that the show is taped and aired without
a script or rehearsal.
"Normally, we tape two shows at a time,"
explains Tarrant. "We talk about the show and
then just go ahead and do it." Earthy pragmatism!
Public information is but one of three functions of the garden; there are also teaching
and research components. Tarrant credits
much of the Garden's success to its former
director, Dr. Roy Taylor ("He is far-thinking,
not regional") and says that it was Taylor's
vision that made unique things happen. Last
fall, Taylor left UBC to become president of
the Chicago Horticultural Society and director
of the Chicago Botanical Garden.
An example of his legacy is the Horticultural Therapy program pioneered at the
Botanical Garden. It was designed to offer
people in institutions and care centres an
opportunity to develop a new interest while
gaining the benefits that serene hours spent in
gardens can give. Unfortunately, this
worthwhile effort has had to be suspended
because of lack of funding, but four seasonal
manuals that were created allow institutions
to carry on the program independently.
UBC met one of its objectives, that of developing innovative designs for use by the community, through the Horticultural Therapy
program. A round greenhouse, specifically
designed for wheelchair access, was created
and is now located and used at the University
hospital's Extended Care Unit.
On a regular basis, university courses
requiring a field experience location use the
Garden for special perspectives on botany,
biology, zoology, forestry, geography, education and psychology. The diversity of research
seems limitless: the territorial behavior of
robins; the potential commercial development
of Japanese mushrooms; and even a psychological study of shape and form as presented
in nature.
Research conducted in the Botanical Garden's Food Test Garden helps to demonstrate
the types of food that can be grown successfully in this region and also tests techniques
that can be used to increase the yield in a
small urban area. This is the fourth year of
operation since the Food Test Garden was
developed by the Garden Club of Vancouver.
It tests permanent tree fruits, small fruits and
nuts and devotes a central portion to a series
of rotating vegetable crops. These foods are
tested and weighed to evaluate production.
The produce is donated to the Vancouver
Food Bank.
The Botanical Garden also works with the
B.C. Nursery Trade Association and the B.C.
Society of Landscape Architects to determine
what new or unusual plants have the potential to be sold commercially. The University
receives royalties from this program for its
expertise and work in cultivating the test
The Botanical Garden's acting director,
Bruce Macdonald, was instrumental in developing this Plant Introduction Scheme, which
has resulted so far in six new plants, the "first
fruits" of the program. They are shrubs and
ground cover plants which are recommended
for landscaping applications. Each has been
assigned a popular name for marketing purposes: Emerald Carpet, Vancouver Gold, Russian Cypress, Vancouver Jade, Pacific Blue
and Summer Snowflake. The research necessary to achieve these successes has been supported by the Science Council of B.C. and the
Devonian Group of Charitable Foundations.
If readers are wondering what to do about
six-legged white worms in their gardens, the
fuchsias left outdoors all winter, or pruning
flowering shrubs, call THE HORTLINE. Originally set up by the Department of Plant Science and run with help from students for two
summers, responsibility for operation of THE
HORTLINE (228-5858) now belongs to the
Botanical Garden. It is answered Tuesdays
and Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
by members of the Friends of the Garden. At
other times, callers will hear a tape-recorded
seasonal gardening tip.
The Friends of the Garden volunteers have
been active for more than a decade. This loyal
and active group formed after a note appeared
in the Chronicle in 1975 asking for help.
Among the many projects undertaken by the
FOGs are organizing the annual student plant
sale, operating the Shop in the Garden, serving on THE HORTLINE committee, making
labels for plants and serving on the Birds of
the Garden committee.
The Friends of the Garden also sponsor lectures in the spring and fall each year. David
Tarrant will give the 1986 spring lecture, "People and Plants: Curious Relationships",
Wednesday, April 16 at 8 P.M. at the UBC
Faculty Club. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased from the Friends of the Garden or by
phoning the Botanical Garden office at
228-3928. Tickets will also be available at the
door on the evening of the lecture.
Anyone interested in joining the Friends of
the Garden is first interviewed and then participates in a class once a week for 14 weeks to
gain a close understanding of the Botanical
Garden's work. Those who graduate with
adequate enthusiasm and understanding are
quickly immersed in the volunteer work. It
demands a real commitment, the kind of commitment that makes a garden grow.
(Should interested alumni find that busy schedules do not permit an active association with the
Botanical Garden, they might consider joining the
Davidson Club, named for John Davidson, first
director of the Gardens. For annual memberships
between $20 and $1,000, members receive free
admission to the garden, invitations to special
events, and information about Botanical Garden
activities. Applications for joining the Davidson
Club are available by calling the Garden office.) ■
Botanical Gardens
affable ambassador, David
The Himalayan Blue
Poppy, or Meconopsis
Betonicifolia, flourishes in
June in UBC's Asian
Chronicle/Spring 1986    15 CLASS ACTS
Evelyn Lett, BA'17, MA'26, was one of
three women featured in a recent
Vancouver Sun article on "The work and
power of women". The article, which also
featured the work of Mary Pack, LLD'74
(founder of the Canadian Arthritis
Society), and Vancouver lawyer Jean
Russell, describes Mrs. Lett as "one of the
women who helped build Vancouver's first
100 years." She founded the Volunteer
Bureau and is a former president of the
University Women's Club.
Thomas Tohru Ogawa, BASc (Forest) '29,
retired as a consultant for Marubeni
Corporation in Seattle in February 1985. He
and his wife celebrated their Golden
Anniversary on April 20, 1985.
E. Davie Fulton, BA'36, has been
appointed to the International Joint
Commission by the federal government.
The commission, composed of Canadian
and U.S. representatives, oversees various
water and environmental issues affecting
the two countries. Fulton, a former federal
justice minister, also received the 1985
Human Relations Award from the
Canadian Council of Christians and Jews in
October 1985. Chairman of that event was
Thomas A. Dohm, BA'37, QC Bishop
Douglas A. Ford, BA'39, writes that he has
retired for a second time, this time from the
parish of Cochrane, Alberta (first
retirement was as bishop of Saskatoon). He
is still Assistant Bishop of Calgary.
Three former students who achieved
"firsts" in the history of the UBC
Geography Department recently retired
from teaching positions in Canadian
universities: Donald P. Kerr, BA'41, the
first UBC student to receive a BA with a
major in geography, retired as professor of
geography at the University of Toronto.
Charles Howatson, MA'47, recipient of the
first graduate degree in geography at UBC,
retired two years ago as associate professor
of geography at the University of Victoria.
Albert L. Farley, BA'48, first student to
complete an honors program in geography
at UBC, retired in December 1985 as a
professor of geography at UBC. Dr. Farley
was also the first professional geographer
to be employed by the B.C.
government. . . . Marion (MacDonald)
Wright, BA'43, MA'49, received the
Clifford J. Robson "Distinguished
Psychologist in Manitoba" Award from the
Manitoba Psychological Society in
1985. . . . John Church, BA'45, MA'61, was
one of nine members of the Committee Of
Progressive Electors (COPE) who swept
the January 30 Vancouver school board
elections. Also among the elected trustees
were Pauline Weinstein, BA'59, MEd'69,
Carmela Allevato, LLB'78, and UBC
Professor Charles Ungerleider. In the ranks
of the defeated were Bryan Hannay,
BCom'64, Tex Enemark, BA'67, LLB'70,
Douglas Bjorkman, LLB'80, and Brian K.
Barber, BEd'83 John Goodlad, BA'45,
MA'46, a visiting professor at the
University of Washington, recently
completed a massive study of schooling in
North America. . . . Betty
Fleming, BA'47, of the federal Department
of Energy, Mines and Resources, has
produced a video flight simulation for use
by the six Canadian astronauts taking part
in the Space Shuttle program. The video
simulation helps the astronauts become
familiar with characteristic Canadian
landmarks. . . . B.C.'s Compensation
Stabilization Program Commissioner Ed
Peck, BCom'49, has lived with controversy
since he began his job in 1982. Though
Peck has earned the respect of both labor
and management, his rulings on public
sector wage settlements have not always
been popular with the two sides.
Janet Bingham, BA'50, has written a book
on the architecture of Samuel Maclure, the
designer of Cecil Green Park at UBC, and
other west coast buildings. Samuel Maclure,
Architect is published by Hasdal and
Schubart of Salt Spring Island. . . . Albert
R. Cox, BA'50, MD'54, received the first
Dr. Wallace Wilson Outstanding Alumnus
Award from the UBC Medical Alumni
Division in January 1986. He is dean of
medicine at Memorial University in St.
John's. His wife, Margaret Cox, MD'55, is
a geneticist. . . . Athalie (Frasier)
Kirschenbaum, BA'50, married Arthur S.
Kirschenbaum in April 1985 and now lives
in Arlington, Virginia. . . . Iva Maria
Lester, BA'50, has retired from the United
Nations Secretariat's office of financial
services. . . . Jean Birch Wilton, BSW'51, a
member of the Order of Canada, and
author of the book May I Speak to lohn
Howard, lives in a nursing home in
Thornhill, Ontario. . . . John A. Chestnutt,
BA'52, MS (San Jose), and Maureen
Sangster Chestnutt, BHE'53, MS (Cal.
Poly. State), are parents of 1985-86 AMS
President Glenna Chestnutt. Maureen, the
president of the Santa Lucia Home Ec.
Association, and John, a lawyer and former
accounting instructor, wonder if they are
the first UBC graduates to have a daughter
as president of the AMS. . . . Robert E.
Chamberlain, BASc (Electrical) '53,
manager of systems engineering for
MacMillan Bloedel, has been named a
TAPPI Fellow. TAPPI is a professional
association of engineers, scientists and
managers in the pulp and paper
industries. . . . Former Vancouver mayor
and Vancouver Centre MP Art Phillips,
BCom'53, is now B.C.'s critical industries
commissioner, where he tries to save
businesses in financial trouble. . . .
Gertrude (Trudy) Sweatman, BA'53, has
retired as World Vision representative for
Vancouver Island. . . . President of the
Institute of Real Estate Management of
Canada is James A. Clarke, BCom'54, a
partner in the firm of Vancouver
Management Ltd. . . . Douglas J.
Henderson, BA'56, PhD (Utah), has been
appointed the 1985-86 Manuel Sandoval
Vallerta Distinguished Visiting Professor of
Physics at the Metropolitan University in
Mexico City. He is on leave from the IBM
Research Laboratory in San Jose,
California. . . . Gerald F. Manning,
BCom'56, was appointed vice-president,
sales and customer service, for CP Air. . . .
Just back from a three year assignment in
Saudi Arabia with oil company Aramco is
John W. Katarius, BA'57, of Esso
Resources in Calgary. . . . "Though, like
the Chronicle and perhaps like UBC itself, I
have retrenched," writes Anthony
Allingham, BA'57, PhD (Oregon), "I have
been holding my own by way of natural
cunning improved by study, and by the
consolations of philosophy". . . . Kanau
Uyeyama, BArch'57, recently received two
Governor General's Awards in Residential
Design, for design and development of a
Vancouver office/townhouse complex. . . .
Gary Corbett, BCom'58, is the new senior
vice president and chief financial officer,
insurance operations, for Manufacturers
Life Insurance Company. . . . James
Taylor, BA'58, has written his fourth book,
Two Worlds in One, published by Wood
Lake Books of Winfield, B.C. . . . Barbara
Jenkins Epis, BA'59, has an active real
estate business in Los Altos Hills,
California. . . . After top administrative
jobs with organizations such as Expo '67,
the Canadian Opera and the U.S. National
Endowment for the Arts, Ann Farris
Darling, BA'59, has come home to
Vancouver where she is producer of the
Expo '86 World Festival.
16    Chronicle/S^nn^ 1986 60s
Robert B. Macdonald, BA'62, is vice-
president, finance, for Tricil Limited of
Mississauga, a waste management
firm. . . . Barbara Brink, BA'63, was
elected president of the Arts and Sciences
Centre Society. . . . John Curtis, BA'63, is a
senior adviser for multilateral trade
negotiations with the federal external
affairs department. . . . Living in LaRonge,
Saskatchewan, is Bill Gossen, BA'63,
director of mental health services for the
province's northern health services
branch. . . . John L. Scadding, BCom'63,
received a promotion recently to senior
vice president and director of research at
the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
He had been director of public information
at the bank. . . . John R. Parry, BASc'64,
PhD (Berkeley), has been elected a vice-
president of Newmont Mining Corporation
in New York. He joined the company in
1969 as a geophysicist. . . . After seven
years in Saudi Arabia, Rolf N. Pedersen,
BSc'64, is a geophysical consultant in
Ottawa. . . . Derek G. Smith, BA'64, AM,
PhD (Harvard), teaches sociology and
anthropology at Carleton University in
Ottawa. . . . Keath Fraser, BA'66, MA'69,
PhD (London) is author of the recent
collection of novels and stories, Foreign
Affairs, published by Stoddart. The Globe
and Mail considers the book one of the best
short story collections of the year. . .
Sophia M. R. Leung, MSW'66, has started
a private practice in family counselling and
China trade consultation in Vancouver. . . .
Vita Stahl Pliskow, MD'67, is president of
the Washington State Society of
Anesthesiologists. . . . After 16 years
teaching, Maureen L. MacDonald, BEd-
E'68, is on leave from the Vancouver
School Board while acting as president of
the Vancouver Elementary School Teachers
Association. She is also co-chair with Ken
McKinnon, BCom'63, of the MUSSOC
Alumni Committee. . . . Clare M. Stevens,
BA'68, is vice-president and general
manager of the Dominion Management
Co. . . . Margaret J. (Little) Cotton, BA'69,
is continuing courses in computer
technology at Kwantlen College. . . .
Several UBC grads have recently written
cookbooks, but Jane K. Harper, BHE'69,
MA'78, of Delta has opened a mail order
cookbook business, Bound To Please,
distributing selected cookbooks that she
has critiqued for recipe reliability, clarity of
format and quality. She also publishes a
newsletter with nutrition, lifestyle and
food preparation tips. . . . Robert M.
Hlatky, BSc (Agr)'69, MA'73, married
Judith Grounds in Bellevue, Washington
on November 12, 1985. He is regional
pesticide manager with the B.C.
environment ministry in Prince
George. . . . Graeme R. Percy, BASc (Geol.)
'69, MASc (McGill), works for Greyhound
Lines of Canada as director of corporate
Paul G. Harrison, BSc'70, is an associate
professor of botany and director of first-
year biology at UBC. He and wife Brenda
Harrison, PhD'81, are parents to Brian
(born August 23, 1985) and Julia (May 31,
1982). . . . Ben Lucas, BSF'70, and Joyce
(Howarth) Lucas, BEd-S'72, and their
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family moved from Prince George to New
Westminster recently when Ben was
transferred by Domtar Chemicals Group to
Domtar's wood preserving operation. . . .
Darlene Nunn, BEd'70, teaches at the
Pingshuo Elementary School for
Expatriates in Shanxi Province, China. . . .
S. K. Shrivastava, PhD'70, is an aerospace
engineering professor at the Indian
Institute of Science in Bangladore. . . .
Nigel Stonestreet, MBA'70, is Westar
Mining International's vice-president,
marketing for the Far East and Asia. . . .
Philip G. Claridge, BASc'71, lives in
Thompson, Manitoba, where he has just
been promoted to manager, refinery, at
Inco Ltd A. H. Conradi, MBA'71, has
been apointed manager, marketing policy,
for CP Rail. . . . Brian Kirk, BA'71, is city
manager for Port Coquitlam. . . . Eugene
Wong, BSc'71, MSc'73, MD'82, is Chief
Neurology Resident at the University
Hospital in Seattle. . . . Joseph Yu,
MBA'71, of Hong Kong, arranged for UBC
tennis director Patricio Gonzales to visit
China recently. The two week trip was to
promote the UBC tennis centre and try to
arrange a regular tennis exchange. . . .
Gary W. Anderson, BA'68, BArch'72,
executive director of the Cranbrook
Archives, Museum and Landmark
Foundation, has overseen restoration of
the Trans-Canada Limited, a 1929 luxury
train that will be on display at Expo '86. . . .
George McMechan, BASc'72, is professor
of geosciences and director of the Centre
for Lithospheric Studies at the University
of Texas at Dallas Ed R. R. Witzke,
BA'72, BArch'76, is president of Witco
Building Inspection Services, a family
business begun by his father in 1965. . . .
After obtaining his PhD in physics from
Louisiana State University in 1984, Jeff Ui,
BSc'73, now works for Los Alamos
Scientific Laboratory's high energy
group. . . . HendrikW. Blommers, BSc'74,
MSc'77, began 1986 with a new job; as
assistant national traffic manager with
Canadian Fruit Wholesalers Association.
He was formerly with Agriculture
Canada. . . . David Mattison, MFA'74,
MLS'78, was the Canadian contributor for
the tenth edition of the Acronyms,
Initialisms and Abbreviations Dictionary. . . .
Roger Peterson, MSc (Bus. Admin.)'74,
informs us he will be in the International
Businessman's Who's Who (1985) and in
the 1986 edition of Men of
Achievement. . . . Daniel Cornejo, MA'75,
has been selected as project manager for
the Lincoln, Nebraska, Haymarket Main
Street Program. . . . Several Creative
Writing grads have recently been honored
with literary prizes and awards: Dennis
Foon, MFA'75, artistic director of
Vancouver's Green Thumb Theatre, has
won a British Theatre Association Award
as best playwright for young people's
theatre; Anne Ireland, MFA'76, was the
winner of the 1985 Seal First Novel Award;
Robert Brinkhurst, BFA'79, and Andrew
Wreggit, MFA'82, won CBC literary prizes
for their poetry; and two novels by Louise
Lemieux, MFA'85, were among seven
honorable mentions for the University of
Toronto's top creative writing award, the
Norma Epstein Award. . . . Rosemary E.
(Roberson) Harrison, BA'75, and William
P. Harrison, BFA'75, BArch'83, and their
two children live in Toronto where William
works for an architecture firm. . . . Gerald
18   Chronicle/Sprm<? 1986 Lewko, BA'75, owns an agency for Stenner
Financial Services in Penticton. . . . Bruce
Milne, BSc (Agr)'75, of Ponoka, Alberta, is
the winner of the Alberta Pork Congress
Progressive Pork Producer Award. . . .
Elizabeth (Winter) Varsek, BA'75, and
John Varsek, BSc'79, MSc (Calgary), were
married on October 12,1985. . . . Wally
Borchardt, MPE'76, received the 1985
Award of Merit from the Gymnastic
Association of Texas. He is a faculty
member at Texas Tech University in
Lubbock, where he coaches the university
gymnastics team. . . . R. Blair Hewitt,
BA'76, is president of Mission Fostering
Inc. in Mission. He and wife Marie have
two young children. . . . Shari H. Laszlo,
BSc'76, lives in Canberra, Australia with
husband Chris Hawkins and their three
children. They hope to return to Vancouver
soon Allan W. Roth, BSc (Agr)'76, is
president of the Chilliwack and District
Real Estate Board. He is past-president of
the B.C. Institute of Agrologists. ... Ed
Lewin, BSW'77, LLB (Windsor), is an
associate with the Vancouver law firm of
Stewart, Avlinger and Co. He and wife
Debbie were married in 1981. . . . After two
years as artistic director of Tamahnous
Theatre in Vancouver, Morris Panych,
BFA'77, has resigned. He plans to remain
with the company as an actor and writer,
and in April 1986 he will star in a
production of "Pal Joey" in Toronto. . . .
Frances K. Pohl, BA'77, MA'80, would like
everybody to know that contrary to what
was printed in the Winter 1985 Chronicle,
she is not a "he". Our apologies to Dr.
Pohl. . . . Nora (McMuldroch) McColl,
BHE'78, married Neil McColl July 14, 1984.
They had a daughter on November 8,
1985 Lex E. Renner, MSc'78, PhD'82,
is an assistant professor of mathematics at
the University of Western Ontario. . . . Carl
Steven Ribble, BSc'78, DVM (Sask.), and
Helen (Porter) Ribble, BSR'79, became the
parents of twin boys on June 3, 1985. She is
a part-time occupational therapist while he
is doing MSc research into calf anomalies at
the University of Saskatchewan in
Saskatoon. . . . Kenneth A. Stephens,
BA'78, LLB'82, practises law and helps the
federal government negotiate and prepare
leases in B.C. and Yukon. ... A visit to
South Africa in 1984 turned into a full-time
job there for Moira Berman, MSc (Bus.
Admin.) '79. She is a director of Coopers
and Lybrand Associates and a bodybuilder in her spare time. . . . Ruth S.
Lowther, BEd-E'79, teaches English
learning assistance and English as a Second
Language in Vancouver. She's the first
president of the newly formed BC Teachers
of Peace Education Association. . . . Jeff
Sherman, BCom'79, is purchasing
manager for Guillevin International,
electrical distributors in Ontario and
Quebec. He recently married Susan
Joyce Blair, BEd'80, and Richard Minns,
BASc'80, were married June 8, 1985	
Leslie Ronald Krause, BA'80, MD'84,
works in a rehabilitation/sports medicine
clinic in Montreal. . . . Haiti will be home
for Jamie McLennan, BSF'80, and his wife
Ruth, for the next three years. The Prince
George native will be working on a forestry
project for the Mennonite Central
Committee. . . . Brian Short, BASc'80, is a
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Special Committee on Peace. . . . David M.
R. Stone, BASc'80, works for Klohn
Leonoff Consultants of Richmond. He
received a Natural Sciences and
Engineering Research Council postdoctoral
fellowship. . . . Peter V. Varsek, BA'80, and
Mariko L. Nakagawa, BEd'83, were
married July 20, 1985 in Summerland, B.C.
They now live in Toronto. . . . May 1985
featured a couple of milestones for Adi K.
M. Mudaliar, MD'81: he started his own
family practise in Vancouver, and his
daughter, Veena was born on May 20,
1985. . . . Henry Quan, BCom'81, married
Michele Wong August 3, 1985. He is a
purchasing manager for CompuServe in
Toronto. . . . Rodney F. Cottrell, BA'82, is
studying architecture at Carleton
University. He married Wanda Clark on
August 9, 1985. . . . Nancy Heath, BSc
(Agr) '82, has returned from the University
of New England in Australia and is now
studying at the Western College of
Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon. . . .
Scott Jorgensen, BCom'82, was transferred
with the Royal Bank to Vanderhoof, where
he is a commercial loans officer. . . . Frank
Ma, BSc'82, and Cindy Ma, BCom'83, have
just built a new home in Calgary, where
Cindy works for Montreal Trust and Frank
is employed by PetroCan as an advisory
technical specialist. . . . Amin Adatia,
MBA'83, has moved to Nepean, Ontario,
from Regina, because he was "tired of
implementing computer systems without
management support". . . . Kim
Hartmann, BSc'83, is working on her
masters degree in geology at the University
of Alberta. She married Steven Feltham in
December 1985. . . . An item in the Winter
1985 "Class Acts" that should have read
that Barbara (Hill) Leavitt, MBA'83 was to
be married came out that she would
remarry. She had not been married before
her wedding to John Leavitt in September
1985. Apologies for any embarassment this
error caused. . . . Ernest Yee, BA'83, is a
member of the executive committee of the
World Alliance of YMCAs R. Craig
Bentley, BASc'84, and Michelle Bolton,
BEd-E'84, were married December 14, 1985
in Victoria. Craig is an officer in the Armed
Forces, aspiring to be an air navigator,
while Michelle is unemployed. • . .
Working for Prime Computers of Canada
as a CAD systems analyst "in wonderful,
level Winnipeg" is Scott Curry, BASc'84.
His wife, Fiona (Macleod) Curry, BA'84, is
not working at present. . . . Stella Frame,
BA'84, would like her friends to know that
she is in her first year of law at the
University of Victoria. . . . Rhonda Guild,
BMus'84, weds former UBC music student
John Matthews (1st violinist with the
Vancouver Symphony) in June 1986. . . .
"Still single — and eligible!" is how former
Ubyssey contributor Rob Guzyk, BA'84,
describes himself. He's a wire-desk editor
at the Medicine Hat News in Alberta. . . .
Muhammad Masoud Uz-Zafer, LLM'84, is
a visiting lecturer in the faculty of law at
the University of Malaya in Kuala
Lumpur. . . . Mohammad Abedi, MBA'85,
is a "deal maker/venture investment
consultant" for Pacific International
Securities Inc. . . . Spending a year abroad
are Greg Coleman, BA'85, and Tanya
McLeod, BA'85. They are both doing postgraduate work in France, following which
they will enter law school in either Toronto
or Montreal. . . . Stephen Day, BSc'85, and
Ngoc Le, BSc'85, were married August 31,
1985 in Vancouver. Both are doing
graduate work at UBC. . . . John M. Paige,
BASc'85, is a design engineer with Dupont
Canada's explosives division. . . . Warren
Pollock, MBA'85, opened Okanakan
Financial Services in Kelowna in late
1985. . . . Marianne Schaper, BA'85, is in
Regina for six months, training as an
RCMP constable.
In Memoriam
Vernon G. Ardiel, BA'54, BEd'58, April 6,
1984. He is survived by his wife, Jean.
Arthur C. Ashby, BSW'46, July 13, 1985.
Rupert Buchanan, LLB'61, December 24,
Marjorie Couch, BHE'47, October 14,1985.
Alfred E. Foubister, BA'33, October 11,
Jerrold Frankovitch, BASc'49, June 12,
1985 in Edmonton. The president of
Alberta Petroleum Industry Training
Centre for 14 years, he is survived by his
wife, Lea, sons Mark, Jim and Ben, and
daughters Jane and Joslynne, two
grandchildren, and his mother Nellie.
Klemens Theodore Froning, BSF'67,
September 16, 1985 in Winnipeg. He was
employed by the Canadian Forestry Service
from 1967 to 1985, most recently
responsible for the federal-provincial
forestry agreement with the province of
Manitoba. He is survived by his children
Tara, Danny and Lucy, and by brothers
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20   Chronicle/Spring 1986 Herbert and Ferdinand and their families.
Laurence G. Harris, BA'33, October 10,
John Robert Harrison, BA'36, October 1,
Ralph Hull, BA'29, MA'30, PhD (Chicago),
November 1985 in Santa Monica,
California. A mathematician and aerospace
pioneer, he taught at UBC and several
other universities before coming to
southern California as a consultant. He
worked on early missile and satellite
programs for the U.S. Air Force and
NASA. He is survived by his daughter
Emily Wunderlich, sister Hazel Eaton,
grandson Douglas Myers and nephew Fred
Graeme R. Ingrain, BSc'84, December 31,
Rosalind M. Johnson, BEd'66, December
19, 1984. She received her teacher training
at Victoria Normal School, and retired from
teaching in 1976. She is survived by her
husband, Art.
Thomas Douglas Southcott Kirk, BA'36,
November 13, 1985. He was admitted to
the bar in October, 1939, one month after
he enlisted in the army. He was a member
of the Delta Upsilon fraternity. He is
survived by his wife, Margot, BA'38, sons
David, BEd'61, Tom, BA'63, Gordon, and
daughter Vicki, and by six grandchildren.
Frans Koning, BEd-S'65, MA (New
Brunswick), January 12, 1986. He taught in
North Vancouver schools for 25 years, of
which 23 years were in Argyle Secondary
School's languages department.
Leo C. Kuta, LLB'75, September 2,1985.
John Lamb, BASc'39, MASc'47, October
28, 1984. A Geological Engineering
graduate, he was a resident of Qualicum
from his retirement in 1982 until his death.
He is survived by his wife, Helen, and two
W. E. (Bill) Lucas, BA'33, BPaed (Toronto),
1985. The first superintendent of schools
for North Vancouver, the W.E. Lucas
Memorial Scholarship, worth $2,000, has
been established in his honor and will be
awarded to a North Vancouver student
who has made a significant contribution to
others and enriched the life of the school
and/or the community. Tax-deductible
contributions to the scholarship fund can
be made at any branch of the North Shore
Credit Union or to the W.E. Lucas
Memorial Scholarship, North Vancouver
School District Office, 721 Chesterfield
Ave., North Vancouver, V7M 2M5.
Carl Algot Malm, BA'31, February 26,
1985. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis.
Alexander John Marling, BA'34, December
7, 1985. His wife, Margaret Anne, died
January 7, 1986. They are survived by their
children John, Elizabeth and Sheila.
Rexford S. Marshall, BSA'44, January 8,
1985 in Kelowna. An orchardist in
Kelowna, he is survived by his wife, Kay,
three sons and three daughters.
Alexander Matias, Lie. Acct.'75, January
31, 1985.
Donald A. McRae, BCom'47, MBA'73,
January 17, 1986 in Vancouver. A former
treasurer of the UBC Alma Mater Society,
later UBC assistant registrar, he recently
retired as division chairman, Langara, of
Vancouver Community College. He is
survived by his wife, Kae.
Carole I. MacGregor, BSN'58, October
Helen MacLennan, BA'23, May 31,1985.
She is survived by her sister, Mrs. T W. L.
Jocelyn Margaret (McNeill) Odermatt,
BEd'83, November 1, 1985 near
Clearwater, B.C. She is survived by her
husband, Kurt, children Lisa and Jemy,
parents Dr. and Mrs. Clarence G. McNeill,
sister Marianne McLean and brothers Keith
and Rory McNeill.
L. I. Pasruck, BSP'61, September 1985.
Marion Margeret (Hamilton) Powell,
BA'32, MA (McGill), October 12, 1984 in
Portugal. She is survived by her husband,
Dr. T.J. Powell.
Sydney John Risk, BA'30, September 1985.
Well known in UBC and British Columbia
theatre circles, he was former field drama
supervisor for the University Extension
Department. In this position he
contributed much to the development of
drama groups throughout B.C. In his
graduating year he appeared in four spring
plays for the UBC Players' Club.
Julie Margit (Lillos) Serl, BA'70, October
28, 1985 in Vancouver. A teacher at
Macdonald Elementary School until she
contracted multiple sclerosis in 1979, she
was known for her talents in teaching
methodology, and contributed to teaching
seminars throughout the province. "Her
example serves as a powerful illustration of
'triumph over adversity' to all those who
knew her and who stood by powerless in
her last years," writes her husband,
Donald Serl, BSc'70. Donations to the M.S.
Society of Canada would be appreciated.
British Columbia's Oldest Trust Company
G. A. McGavin, B.Comm. '60
J. Barbeau, BA'55
A. F. Pierce, BA'49
S. D. Sutherland, B.Comm. '68,
P. L Hazell, B.Comm. '60
-Manager, Trust Administration
D. D. Roper, B.Comm. 77
-Internal Auditor
G. B. Atkinson, B.A. 70, LL.B. 73
-Secretary and Corporate Counsel
-Manager, Personnel Administration
P. F. Rennison, B.Comm. '80
-Mortgage Underwriter
E. DeMarchi, B.Comm. 76
-Mortgage Underwriter, Kelowna
J. H. Stewart, B.A. 79
-Investment Officer
B.D. Kennedy, Mtge. Lending Dip. 79
-Mortgage Underwriter
Yorkshire Insurance
Managers Limited
J. C. M. Scott, BA '47, B.Comm. '47
-General Manager
B. E. Wark, BA '44, LL.B. '48
-Claims Manager
Serving Western Canadians Since 1888
1100 Melville St. 685-3711
130 E. Pender St. 685-3935
2996 Granville St 738-7128
6447 Fraser St 324-6377
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Chmrtide/Spring 1986    21 "Because cartographers who understand
forestry are difficult to find, Small Business
Training is the answer to my special drafting
Norm Avison, President of Avison Management in
Vanderhoof, is taking advantage of Skill Investment... part of
the Canadian Jobs Strategy.
Rather than searching for a skilled cartographer with
experience drafting regeneration surveys and forestry maps, or
identifying forest types, Norm Avison is receiving Small
Business Training assistance to retrain an employee.
"In three months, I'll have a highly skilled cartographer who
already knows my business."
For Small Business Training assistance, contact your local
Canada Employment Centre about Skill Investment.
Employment and Emploi et
Immigration Canada     Immigration Canada
W. A. M. Stewart, BA'63, LLB'67, August
1, 1985 in Kelowna.
Pauline Emma (Gintzburger) Taylor,
BA'19, MA'20, January 2, 1986. She was a
member of the Players' Club while at UBC,
and later taught at Reed College in
Portland, Oregon. She joined the staff of
UBC's German Department in 1942 and
taught there for 21 years. She is survived
by her husband, Frank.
Kathleen Joyce (Anderson) Walley, BA'46,
December 1985. She was known for her
involvement in community organizations
in Vancouver, including the Alpha Phi
sorority, Panhellenic House at UBC, the
University Womens Club, and the
Vancouver Museum and Planetarium.
Most recently she served on the board of
the St. Paul's Hospital Foundation.
Barry Langille Walsh, MSc'69, October 30,
1985 in Vancouver. He was for nine years
lab director, and recently part owner of
Wood Laboratory (1984) Ltd. He is
survived by his wife, Anne.
Leslie Henry Wolfe, BA'49, MD (UCal,
Irvine), October 15,1985. A practising
physician in Mission Hills, California for 31
years, he is survived by his wife, Mariann,
sons Ron, Bob and David and
granddaughter Meghann.
Sidney Percy Zlotnik, BCom'47, May 13,
1985. He is survived by his wife, Frances.
David Laird Remembered
A memorial service was held October 24,
1985 for Dr. David G. Laird, Emeritus
Professor of Soil Science (1889-1985). Dr.
Laird began at UBC in 1921 as an assistant
in the department of agronomy, and
retired in 1954 as head of the department of
soil science.
Dr. Laird taught in the B.C. Interior and
at Gibsons Landing, before earning his
BSA from the University of Toronto in
1915. After service in World War One, he
returned to B.C., first as a district
agriculturalist and then as an assistant at
UBC. He took leave from the University in
1924 and 1929-30, earning his Masters and
PhD degrees from the University of
He was appointed an assistant professor
at UBC in 1925, associate professor in 1930,
and full professor in 1939. In 1954 he was
appointed the first head of the new soil
science department. Through 30 years of
retirement, Dr. Laird maintained a keen
interest in the field of soil science.
Former Alumni Association Director Dies
Former UBC Alumni Association
Executive Director Henry J. (Harry)
Franklin, BA'49, died January 31, 1986 at
the age of 63.
Mr. Franklin, who served as the
Association's executive director from 1972
to 1979, was predeceased by his wife,
Dorothy Franklin, BA'49, on October 3,
1985. They are survived by two sons,
Henry J. Franklin Jr., BSc'73, and William,
BASc'78, MBA'83.
During his student years at UBC, Harry
Franklin played for the Thunderbirds
basketball team. A basketball scholarship
fund has been established in his memory.
After Mr. Franklin's resignation from the
Alumni Association in 1979, he worked in
public relations and served as a
government-appointed member of the
University Senate. ■
22    Chronicle/Spring 1986 "The Reason for Being in Business
is to Create and Keep a Customer."
___________-___-____-=__-_-_=__=_____________= By Jerrold Beckerman =
To commemorate twenty-five years in
the business, I offer these suggestions as
to how your own marketing and
communications problems may best be
These are principles that, over the
years, have worked:
"1 Start with the Target Group.
J.    Casey Stengel said it well: "If you
don't know who you are talking to, they
may not hear you."
Beckerman Communications offers a
broad range of marketing-
communication services, primarily to
business and professional people.
The Chronicle is read and respected by
those people.
C% Positioning is the Cornerstone
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Positioning must be competitive, and
dynamic. Positioning is the result of
comprehensive, analytical, qualitative
external and internal audits, plus an
injection of imagination and creativity.
n Always Remind Yourself that
%y  the Sole Reason for Being in
Business is to Create and Keep A
Everything else flows from that. Do
those things that will make people
WANT to do business with you.
yt Participate in the Problem-
__* Solving Process.
Whether you call in a consultant, or an
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a contributor. The problem-solving
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important contribution to make. If the
consultant excludes YOU, the most
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Organize a brain-storming, free flowing
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Where do we want to be in their minds?
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sy The Creative Approach to
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These idea-generating sessions are non-
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The market place — whether you
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O When you need outside help,
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*Your work, including the development and
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The public opinion tracking studies you
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