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Alumni Elections • Scholarships
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Vblume 38, Number 1, Spring 1984
Alumni Association elections 1984
Make your vote count.
74 students receive alumni scholarships
The purpose of universities
A realistic proposal for a middle course between
academic and practical education in universities.
by James P. Cooney
Handwriting analysis — mind your p's and q's
UBC grad Yvette Reche left teaching to become a
graphologist. Why? "Because it works," she says.
by Daphne Gray-Grant
Friends of UBC offer scholarships to Americans
Memories of Fairview
by Lloyd Baynes
UBC Reports
"Bleak week" at UBC: fee increases and enrolment
EDITOR: M. Anne Sharp
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EDITORIAL COMMITTEE: Bruce Fauman, Chair; Virginia Beirnes, LLB'49; Marcia Boyd, MA'75;
Doug Davison; Craig Homewood, MSc'83, Peter Jones; Mary McKinnon, BA'75; Bel Nemetz, BA'35;
Michael Partridge, BCom'59; David Richardson, BCom'71; John Schoutsen, MFA'82; Anne Sharp;
Nancy Woo, BA'69
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Robert Wyman
new Chancellor
As president of the Alumni
Association I would like to
congratulate Mr. Robert W.
Wyman on his election to the
important position of Chancellor of
The next issue of the Chronicle
will devote space to Mr. Wyman
and the challenges that he will
undoubtably confront during his
term of office.
The university should take pride
in the knowledge that men of the
calibre of Bob Wyman are prepared
to give of their time and energies to
further its cause.
I would also like to congratulate
the newly elected members ofthe Senate:
Helen Belkin, BA'40
Grant D. Burnyeat, LLB'73
Patricia Fulton, BA'39
Gilbert CP. Gray, BA'50
Helen Joyce Matheson, MA'73, EdD'79
Anne Macdonald, BA'52
John McConville, LLB'55
Murray McMillan, LLB 81
Mary E. Plant, BA'52
Min Sugimoto, BA'56, MEd'66
Nancy E. Woo, BA'69
'Michael Partridge, BCom'59
UBC Alumni Association
Annual Meeting
Official Notice
Notice is hereby given that the
Annual Meeting of the UBC
Alumni Association will be held at
the hour of 8:00 p.m. on Thursday,
May 17,1984 at Cecil Green Park,
6251 Cecil Green Park Road,
Vancouver, B.C. For further
information call the Alumni Office,
Plan on making an evening of it
and take advantage of the informal
dinner that will be available prior to
the meeting ($15.00/person).
Reception from 6:00 p.m. (no-host
bar), dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Reservations for dinner are
essential. To make yours, call the
Alumni Office.
Chronicle/Sprmg 1984   3 J85fM<k
Agriculture research article
Dear Editor:
Re: "Agriculture Research: Is UBC falling
behind?" (Chronicle, Winter'83)
It is indeed unfortunate that the above-
noted article, by focussing on specific problems in one department, has created some
erroneous impressions about the Faculty of
Agricultural Sciences as a whole.
First, there is a false impression that Animal Science is Agricultural Sciences — that
the two are virtually synonymous, or that
what is true in Animal Science is true for
the faculty in general. The Department of
Animal Science is but one of the seven disciplinary areas in Agricultural Sciences.
Other study areas include agricultural economics, plant science (including landscape
architecture), food science, bio-resource
engineering and agricultural mechanics,
poultry science and food science.
Secondly, in citing two projects that have
had funds cut and discussing some funding problems, the author implies that the
faculty's overall research efforts are meagre
or greatly curtailed. This is not true. In
order to obtain research operating funds,
faculty members must submit their proposals to a peer evaluating committee. If their
project proposal is successful, then usually
it will be funded. Although greater finan-
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This amount represents an average of over
$60,000 per faculty member, indicative of a
vital, highly relevant research program.
Funding for research in the Department of
Animal Science has almost doubled in the
last five years.
W. D. Kitts,
Dean, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
Native law program
Dear Editor:
I am writing to congratulate Gregory
Strong on his excellent article ("Native lawyers a force for change") in the winter issue
of the Chronicle. I found it extremely well
done as it was well researched and captured the flavor of this issue.
However, I thought I should take the
time to correct a few minor inaccuracies.
First, the Law Faculty at UBC graduated
one of the first two Indian lawyers in the
country in the form of Alfred Scow, now a
provincial court judge in B.C., in the late
1960s. There were a few other native law
students in the law faculty who had been
accepted prior to the establishment of the
Pre-Law Program for Native Peoples at the
college of law of the University of Saskatchewan.
It is incorrect to say that there was no
special program of pretorials until 1976.
Unfortunately, the article is correct in saying that the program was not initially as
successful as it was hoped, for a variety of
reasons. Partly, it is my understanding
from others that this was due to applying
perhaps too liberal a criteria for admission,
as students were accepted from the Saskatchewan program who had not been all
that successful at Saskatchewan. In addition, that first group of five students
resisted an informal program of pretorials
as they felt it was unnecessary, due to the
training they had received in Saskatoon.
The fact that all of them failed helped
change the view of the students in the following year, and they were prepared to
receive more active assistance and encouragement from the professors.
Let me congratulate Mr. Strong again for
preparing an excellent summary of the considerable achievement of the Law Faculty
of UBC in assisting native people to enter
the legal profession. I only wish that other
law schools across Canada could point to
the same kind of success.
Bradford W. Morse
Vice-Dean, Common Law Section
Faculty of Law,
University of Ottawa
(Bradford W.  Morse, LLB'75,  was executive
director of the Native Legal Services Task Force,
1974-75, and is the author of Aboriginal People and the Law J
Chronicle appeals to variety of
Dear Editor:
As an Arts'30 graduate, I have been
receiving the Chronicle for about half a century. Occasionally I have read the odd article, but usually read any news of my graduate year and the obituaries. Since I have a
surfeit of reading material, and since so
many of the articles are so oriented to the
university, there have been many occasions that three minutes suffice to read the
issue. The Chronide usually goes to the bottom of the pile of reading material since I
have few expectations.
It is not because of nostalgia nor senility
in my old age that I now place it on top.
The change is due to the new format, the
change in quality of writing and the content of the articles. I have even gone to the
extreme and loaned my copies to friends.
The change from a magazine which is of
interest primarily to those directly associated with the university to one which
appeals to people of varied backgrounds
who are still linked however tenuously
with the university is a step forward. During a period of restraint when it is important that the university have a high profile
the fact that the Chronide can reach a wider
audience with its fine format and interesting articles, still relating to the institution,
does more to help the university than
almost any other means. May I congratulate the editor on the quality and presentation of the news about the university in the
recent issues.
Marjorie McKay, BA'30
Vancouver Island
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4   Chronicle/Spring 1984 [gp f-3
UBC Alumni Association
Board of Management
Elections 1984
On this page you will meet the two candidates for vice-president
of the Alumni Association (the vice-president automatically
assumes the presidency in the following year). We'd also like to
introduce six members-at-large and the treasurer, who were
elected by acclamation.
Vote And Mail Today
Please follow the directions on the ballot for its completion, then
cut it out and mail it to us. Ballots received after 12 noon, Friday,
April 27, 1984, will not be counted. The results of the election will
be published by May 31, 1984.
Catherine Best, BA'76, LLB'81
Alumni Returning Officer
Your vote counts
One of the most important functions of UBC graduates is to elect
representatives to the Board of Management, including the
positions of Vice-president, Treasurer and members-at-large. This
year, all of these positions except that of Vice-president were filled
by acclamation.
For the Vice-president, who automatically becomes President
the following year, we have two excellent candidates. I encourage
you to exercise your franchise in order that we may continue to
have strong and capable leadership.
Next year your Association will undertake a series of initiatives
aimed at increasing the active involvement of graduates in their
university. The new vice-president will play an important role in
this task.
Your vote in this election is part of the process. Please vote
Michael Partridge, BCom'59
President 1983-84
UBC Alumni Association
Candidates for Vice-president
William Brian McNulty,
BPE'68, MPE'70, MA'83.
Alumni activities: Chair,
Alumni Activities Advisory
Committee, 1983-84; member,
Wesbrook Society, 1982-84;
member, Thunderbird
Society, 1982-84. 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. Statement:
"I hope to take an active role
in the volunteer management
of the Alumni Association. At
a time when economic
pressure tends to encourage
restraint, it is my belief that as
alumni, it is very important to
ensure the access of our
community to higher
education. The accessibility to
UBC along with maintenance
of academic quality is our
responsibility. I hope I will be
able to represent your views
to alumni representatives on
the Board of Management
and Executive Committee."
Elbert S. Reid, BASc'51.
Alumni activities: 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:
Forest Resource Consultant
and Chairman of the Board of
Reid, Collins and Associates,
Ltd. Statement: "I will work
faithfully with the Alumni
president, and the
Association as a whole, in
their efforts to support the
University in its pursuit of
excellence. We must involve
many more Alumni in
Association affairs and strive
for their commitment to
improve Association,
University, Faculty, Student
and Community
relationships. This will be
achieved by restructuring the
Alumni Association and
rededicating its efforts to
selected priority issues. The
importance of the University
in our society must be
stressed, publicized and
Officers 1984-85
Kyle R. Mitchell,
BCom'65, LLB'66. Alumni
activities: Vice-president,
Board of Management, 1983-
84; member, Policies and
Issues Committee.
Kevin Richard Rush,
BSc'80, MBA'81. Alumni
activities: Interim treasurer,
Jan. 1984-present; Board of
Management, 1982-84; Fund
Committee, 1982-84;
Divisions Council, 1981-84;
President MBA/MSc Division,
1983-84; MBA Class
Secretary, 1981-84. Campus
activities: 1980-81: president,
Graduate Students Council;
chair, Graduate
Representative Assembly;
representative, AMS Council;
MBA employment
coordinator; Tower Advisor,
Gage Towers; 1979-80: Senior
Residence Advisor, Place
Vanier Residence; first year
representative on MBA CGS
executive; stream
representative member,
President's Permanent Single
Student's Residence
large 1983-85
Robert Affleck, BASc'55
(Chem. Eng.)
Catherine Best, BA'76,
Robert F. Osborne, CM.,
BA'33, BEd'48
Joanne Ricci, BSN'75,
Return ballot
and identity
certificate on
page 6
Alfred Scow, LLB'61
George Volkoff, BA'34,
MA'36, PhD'40 (USC,
Berkely), DSc (Hon.
to the Board of
Under the present
constitution, representatives
may be elected or appointed
in the following categories:
The honorary president (the
president of the university);
one of the convocation
members of the university
senate; one representative of
the faculty association; one
representative of the Alma
Mater Society; and a
representative from each
active alumni division. In
addition, any other
individuals as the board may
designate; for example,
committee chairs who are not
elected members, and special
Lynne Alison Carmichael,
BEd'72, MA'83, Doctoral
Candidate, Recipient of
Graduate Student Summer
Fellowship (1983). Alumni
activities: Member, Alumni
Scholarship Committee, 1979-
81; Chairman, Alumni
Scholarship Committee, 1981-
83; Chairman, Branches
Committee, 1983-84. Campus:
Member, Alpha Omicron Pi,
Member AMS, Summer
Session, 1963-66; Graduate
Teaching Assistant in
Education, 1982-83, 1983-84.
Community: Teacher/librarian,
Vancouver, 1962-67;
President, Vancouver
Teacher/Librarians, 1964-65;
President, Alpha Omicron Pi
Alumni, 1968-69; member of
the Junior League of
Vancouver, 1979-81;
Chronicle/Spring 1984    5 Chairperson for the new
children's library of
Children's Hospital,
Vancouver, 1980-81; member
of board of directors, Axis
Mime Theatre, 1979-83.
Mark W. Hilton, BCom'83.
Alumni activities: Commerce
Alumni Division volunteer:
1984 phonathon — top
moneyraiser. Campus:
Member, Phi Gamma Delta
fraternity, various positions
held including Graduate
Relations Chairman 1981-82;
delegate to the biannual
international convention of
Phi Gamma Delta, 1982;
elected to the chapter's
executive cabinet, 1982-83.
Business manager for
Songfest 1982 (an annual
variety show and competition
for charity produced at the
Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
Community: Campaign
volunteer for Ron
Huntington, M.P. (PC-
Capilano); delegate to the
1981 Progressive
Conservative national
convention; assistant to Social
Credit candidates Kim
Campbell and Philip Owen,
Vancouver Centre, 1983.
Ann McAfee, BA'62,
MA'67, PhD'75. Alumni
activities: 1984 Alumni
Activities Advisory
Committee. Campus: 1959-60,
women's athletic association
and Big Block Club; 1959-62,
Editorial Board, Ubyssey;
1963-64, president, Women's
Honorary Society, Delta
Sigma Pi; 1971-83, sessional
lecturer, School of
Community and Regional
Planning. Community: 1978-
83, member, board of
directors, Canadian Housing
Design Council.
George K. Mapson,
BPE'73, MEd (Higher
Education)'79. Alumni
activities: Alumni Board of
Management, member-at-
large, 1983-84, chairman of
Student Activities
Committee; chairman,
intramural administrators
alumni committee; student
representative, Alumni Board
of Management. Campus:
Secretary, 1971, and
president, 1973, Physical
Education Undergraduate
Society; publicity director,
1971, assistant director, 1972,
and director, 1973-74,
intramural program;
secretary, 1972, and
treasurer, 1973, Alma Mater
Society; president, Physical
Education graduating class,
1973; various university
committees, 1972-74.
Community: member, B.C.
Council for Leadership in
Education; member,
American Society for Training
and Development.
Oscar Sziklai, MF'61,
PhD'64, BSF (Sopron). Alumni
activities: Member-at-large,
1974-84; forestry division,
1980-82; chair, Speakers
Bureau, 1975-76, 1979-84;
exec, officer, 1976-78; coauthor, 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
G. Brent Tynan, BCom'82,
LLB'83. Alumni activities:
Student Affairs Committee,
1976-81, chairman, 1980-81;
Alumni Activities Advisory
Committee, 1983-84. Campus:
AMS Director of Services,
1976; president, UBC
Debating Society (1978);
president, Delta Kappa
Epsilon Fraternity, 1979;
member and chairman,
Thunderbird Winter Sports
Centre, 1976-79; president's
food services committee;
aquatic centre planning and
coordinating committee;
member of Sigma Tau Chi
Honorary Society; Law
Students Association
Speakers Bureau chairman.
Community: Director, Young
Canada Works, 1977;
president, B.C. Young
Liberal, 1980-82; area
chairman, Kinsmen Mothers
March, 1980-82; director
Vancouver Centre Federal
Liberal Association, 1981-83.    •
Voting Instructions
Who May Vote
All ordinary members of the UBC
Alumni Association are entitled to vote in
this election. (Ordinary members are graduates of UBC, including graduates who
attended Victoria College.)
There is one vacancy, for the position of
vice-president, and there are two candidates for this position, listed below on the
University of British Columbia
Alumni Association
Spouse Ballot/1984
Vice-president, 1984-85. Place an "x" in
the square opposite the candidate of
your choice.
William B. McNulty □
Elbert S. Reid □
Identity Certificate
The information below must be completed and accompany the ballot or the
ballot will be rejected.
NAME (print)	
(7 digit no. from mailing label.)
(faculty alumni will have 3 digit no.)
I certify that I am a graduate of the University of British Columbia
(sign here)
University of British Columbia
Alumni Association
Vice-president, 1984-85. Place an "x" in
the square opposite the candidate of
your choice.
William B. McNulty □
Elbert S. Reid □
Identity Certificate
The information below must be completed and accompany the ballot or the
ballot will be rejected.
NAME (print)	
(7 digit no. from mailing label.)
(faculty alumni will have 3 digit no.)
I certify that I am a graduate of the University of British Columbia
(sign here)
There is a ballot and spouse ballot provided
on this page. The spouse ballot is provided
for use in those cases of a joint Chronicle
mailing to husband and wife. (Check your
address label to see if this applies to you.)
Identity Certificate
The seven digit identity number on the
mailing label of your magazine (this is a
three digit number for faculty alumni) and
your signature must accompany the ballot.
You may use the Identity Certificate form
provided below and detach it from the ballot if you wish.
To Return Ballot
1. Place the completed ballot and Identity Certificate in your envelope with your
stamp and mail it to The Returning Officer
at the address below.
2. OR if you want to ensure the
confidentiality of your ballot, detach it
from the signed and completed Identify
Certificate and seal it in a blank envelope.
Then place the sealed envelope with the
Identity Certificate in a second envelope,
with your stamp, for mailing.
The mailing number and signature will
be verified and separated from the sealed
envelope containing your ballot before
NOTE: Failure to include your correct mailing label number and signature (the Identity Certificate) will invalidate your ballot.
3. Mail to:
Alumni Returning Officer
P.O. Box 46119
Postal Station G
Vancouver, B.C. V6R4G5
4. Ballots received after 12 noon, Friday,
April 27, 1984 will not be counted. •
6    Chronicle/Spring 1984 7A students receive alumni
Seventy-four UBC students from
throughout B.C., the United States
and Alberta received Alumni Association scholarships last year.
A reception honoring the students
was held by the association's scholarships and bursaries committee on
November 23 at Cecil Green Park on
the UBC campus.
Most of the students were recipients
of Norman MacKenzie Alumni Scholarships, worth $1,250 each. The scholarship honors Dr. Norman MacKenzie, president of the university from
1944 to 1962.
The scholarships are awarded for
high scholastic achievement (minimum 75 percent average), and outstanding personal qualities and distinction as exemplified by service to
others and participation in school or
community activities. Thirty-five of
these scholarships were awarded to
students from different regions of British Columbia.
Several Walter H. Gage bursaries,
named for the university's sixth president and given on the basis of financial need and academic standing, were
also awarded. Other scholarships
awarded were Norman A. M. MacKenzie Regional College Scholarships,
the Jennie Gillespie Drennan Memorial Scholarship, the President Douglas T. Kenny National Alumni Scholarship, the Stanley Arkley Scholarship
in Librarianship, and the John B. MacDonald Alumni Bursary.
Louise Grant, of the Alumni Association's scholarships and bursaries
committee, paid tribute to the hundreds   of   alumni   volunteers   who
helped raise money for the scholarships.
The association gives out $106,000
in scholarships and bursaries each
year. Recently it began a three year
campaign to raise $1.4 million to establish an endowment fund as a guaranteed source of funding for these scholarships.
Kenny scholarships for
The University of British Columbia
is not just for British Columbians.
Every year, hundreds of students
from outside B.C. attend the university. The UBC Alumni Association recognizes their needs by offering Douglas T. Kenny National Alumni
Scholarships to Canadians from outside British Columbia.
Two of these scholarships, worth
$1,500 each, are available each year to
present or prospective full-time
undergraduate students at UBC.
Applicants must be Canadian citizens
or permanent residents of the country, and must have been accepted for
admission at the university or be in
the process of applying for admission.
Preference will be given to the children of UBC alumni. Deadline for
application is May 1, 1984.
For information or application
forms for the Douglas T. Kenny Scholarships, contact the Alumni Fund secretary at the UBC Alumni Association,
6251 Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5, (604) 228-3313.*
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Louise Grant (far left front) of Alumni Association scholarships and bursaries committee had the pleasant duty of presenting this crowd of students with alumni scholarships at
reception honoring the winners on November 23,1983 at Cecil Green Park.
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"At present opinion is divided as to the proper tasks of education. Not
everyone is agreed about what should be learned by the young If
we look at actual practice, confusing questions arise; and it is not at all
clear whether the proper studies to be followed are those which are practically useful, those which are morally edifying or those which advance
the bounds of knowledge. Each sort of study receives some votes in its
(Aristotle, The Politics, ca. 330 B.C.)
"What most professors and administrators now seek is an end to the
chaos in financing policy and a serious national reappraisal of the role
that universities should play in Canadian social and economic development in the years ahead."
(Globe and Mail, Oct. 15,1982)
Whether universities should
emphasize education in a
classical sense or concentrate on teaching students saleable
trades, is not only a critical issue of
our times; it is the subject of a dispute
that has been recurrent for more than
2000 years.
Aristotle concluded that education
could be slightly practical, as long as
such studies were not pursued to
excess. Practical studies should not,
according to him, interfere with the
educated man's pursuit of knowledge
as an end itself, nor with his pursuit of
the practice of goodness (education
for the purpose of moral edification).
Although Aristotle may have settled
the question of the purpose of education for himself, and for many others
through the centuries, he did not set
tle it for the people of Canada and
British Columbia in the latter part of
the twentieth century.
However, the persistence of this
dispute may in fact represent a
healthy condition for universities.
Institutions which reduce their raison
d'etre to a single purpose have a
rather limited life-expectancy in the
course of human history. They
become static and unresponsive to
changing conditions. Ultimately they
are replaced by other, more relevant
institutions. The fact that universities
have existed and grown as institutions
in our society over the past 800 years
may very well be due to the presence
of unresoluble conflicts of purpose at
their core.
The conflict between practical and
academic education is only one of a
8    Chronicle/Sprmg 1984 ■■psft
number of "energizing tensions" in
universities. Some others are:
— the conflict between education
and research;
— the conflict between basic
research and applied research;
— the conflict between mass education and elite education;
— the conflict between the economic relevance and the social, political or cultural relevance of education.
Throughout history, whenever universities tended too strongly towards
one or the other of these polarized
purposes, the opposite pole continued
to attract a reverse movement in its
direction. The vital tension produced
by conflicting purposes in the university provides a continuing source of
institutional self-renewal.
During the course of the twentieth
century, universities have moved
away from the academic pole towards
the practical. The employability of
university graduates is now viewed as
a measure of the success of higher
education, and the commercial applicability of university research is
becoming the decisive criterion of its
Can universities adapt to
changing market demands?
Although universities may often be
willing to accommodate the changing
demands made on their services, their
responsiveness is impeded by certain
countervailing pressures, such as
internal rigidities, demographic patterns and financial constraints.
Internal rigidities: About 60 percent
of the instructors in universities across
Canada are between the ages of 35
and 49. All universities feel that they
have a commitment to those employees, often expressed in the form of
tenure. Full professors and associate
professors make up about 75 percent
of total faculties in Canadian universities. The weighing of faculty members
in the middle and upper ranges of the
salary scales and the commitment to
the continued employment of existing
faculty deprives universities of the
financial margin to hire additional
staff and of the freedom to replace
existing staff with staff in different disciplines. As a result, significant imbalances are occurring as universities
take in many more students in certain
faculties than they can adequately
provide instructors for. The following
UBC professor-student ratios for 1982/
83 tell the story:
Sciences: 1 to 7.1
Arts: 1 to 9.9
Engineering:    1 to 11.4
Business: 1 to 16.2
Demographic patterns: As the baby
boom population of potential students
becomes older, this group becomes
less inclined to full time study. During
the last five years of the 1960s, full
time enrolment in Canadian universities rose by 43 percent (from 206,000
to 294,000). However, during the last
five years of the 1970s, full time enrolment increased by only seven percent,
while part time enrolment in this
period accounted for 38 percent of all
students attending university. Universities are making an effort to adapt to
a maturing population of potential
students by developing extension programs, often through television or off-
site instruction, and by eliminating
residence requirements for many
degrees. But much inflexibility persists with respect to the timing, siting
and residence requirements for programs of study.
Financial constraint: During the
1970s, governments gradually grew
more fiscally conservative. A federal/
provincial conflict over university
funding has further aggravated the
budgetary impact on universities, as
the federal government has attempted
to reduce what it maintains has
become its disproportionately large
share of university funding. Simultaneously, corporate donations to universities have fallen dramatically.
Limited funds have had a number
of effects, besides the inevitable hiring
freezes. There has been deterioration
in buildings and equipment, in which
so much money was invested during
the expansionary 1960s. Libraries and
non-book learning resources are falling short of the quality desired. Many
limited-enrolment specialized classes,
which often constitute a university's
main claim to be an institution of
higher education, have been eliminated.
The relevance of universities to
society is only established over
the long-term. Universities are
slow moving by nature, and should
not attempt to measure results by
quarters or even year by year. The
usefulness of a university education
Chronicle/Spring 1984   9 must be designed to extend throughout the educated person's lifetime,
through many changes in intellectual
fashion and economic condition. Universities pre-dated our contemporary
economic institutions, and will continue to be relevant to society long
after corporations, stock exchanges
and free markets have evolved into
their future successors.
On the other hand, a failure to
respond adequately to society's current needs might very well jeopardize
the future existence of universities.
Universities are caught between short-
term and long-term relevance.
A society is short - changing itself
if it demands that a university use the
money invested in it only to produce
highly qualified professionals for
which the economy has current need.
A university must also be used to
mould voters, political activists and
government officials, as well as to provide advice in the broad area of public
policy. It should be expected to provide an element of social cohesion,
connecting society's past to its present
and helping to integrate society's various disparate interests. A university
should also inject cultural enrichment
into society, through its libraries, art
galleries, museums, public lectures,
and educated people.
From a broad perspective, every
activity of a university might, of
course, claim economic relevance. The
political competence, cultural sophistication and social cohesion of a society
are not only the rewards of economic
performance, they are causative factors as well. Societies which possess
those attributes perform better economically. Moreover, individuals who
possess a broad multi-disciplinary
education are better able to capitalize
on the evolving pattern of society,
than those with a narrow focus. The
19th century notion of the gentleman
as the educated generalist comes very
close to the late 20th century concept
of the ideal manager.
The ultimate justification of intellectual pursuits in a university does not
lie in the practical or economically relevant. Wealth is not an end in itself,
but knowledge is. This need not mean
that the university's first responsibility should be to the disinterested pursuit of knowledge regardless of practical utility. Because, while the pursuit
of knowledge for its own sake may be
justifiable, it must also be affordable.
This translates into a basic academic
"law": Universities to be academic must
first be practical. Universities have a
responsibility to provide practical education not (as many suppose) because
society funds universities, but because
universities themselves, by contributing to economic prosperity, help to
generate the funds required to sustain
purely academic pursuits.
How can universities achieve
their long-term objectives?
Universities should not only
emphasize but capitalize on
their long-term relationship
to society. They should not get
trapped into absorbing every passing
intellectual or economic fad. Any
investment in staff or research facilities that responds to current demand
must be made with due consideration
of the possible future necessity of
Interdisciplinary studies should be
What do you think?
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be helpful in our discussions with the
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encouraged and the life-time learning
concept should be emphasized. There
is a growing need of people not only
to broaden their knowledge in general, but to change careers perhaps
two or three times over a lifetime.
Universities should eliminate that last
remaining impediment to part-time
studies, the residency requirement.
All professional degrees and the PhD
should be made available to part-time
students. Perhaps all courses in these
divisions should be offered in the evening. Universities should also continue to make available a large number
of courses off-campus.
Universities must husband their
educational resources. Professors
should be freed from unnecessary
classroom drudgery. Whatever is
repetitive or routine should ideally be
packaged and dispensed by machines.
Many university lectures could be so
treated. The key is to convert students
from passive recipients of knowledge
who require teachers to active acquirers of knowledge.
For those fields of study where society is demanding that universities
should place greater emphasis, such
as engineering, computer science and
business administration, universities
should respond by integrating their
activities with each other, with other
institutions (colleges and technical
schools) and with industry itself.
Universities should press for greatly
increased funding from industry for
expansion in those fields where industry has a special interest. A national
rationalization of the resources of
higher education should be implemented through the initiative of universities themselves. Far less desirable
would be a rationalization imposed by
government agencies less sensitive to
the importance of maintaining the tension of purposes at the heart of universities.
In the last analysis, universities can
achieve their objectives even in these
difficult times, but only if they fully
exploit all their internal resources.
They must aggressively take charge of
the evolving relationship between
them and society, and cease being
predominantly reactive to society's
fluctuating demands. Universities
should muster their immense
resources of knowledge and insight to
develop a vision of where society is
going over the  long-term.
More than any other institutions,
universities should be in the business
of selling their vision of the future to
society. •
(Jim Cooney, MLS'76, is chairman of the
Alumni Association's Policies and Issues
Committee. This is the first of a series of
articles on the role of universities from the
10   Chronicle/Spring 1984 mind your ps and q's
by Daphne Gray-Grant
IJ J hen Yvette Reche (BEd'78)
III I was a grade school teacher
f If in France, she would cast
her wary pedagogical eye over the
handwriting of her young students —
not that she was a demon for perfect
penmanship; on the contrary, she
could get just as excited by blotchy,
hesitant scripts. This teacher studied
handwriting because she believed it
revealed her students' characters.
A decade and a continent later the
small intense woman whose voice still
carries the French accent of her homeland leans forward in her chair to
explain why she now has abandoned
teaching and become a handwriting
analyst. "Because it works," she says.
Handwriting is as individual as a
fingerprint and as quirky as a personality. And for Reche, the way a person
dots his "i" or crosses his "t" is as
telling as a signed confession.
Handwriting analysts — or graphologists — believe that a person's penmanship can reveal everything from
his intellectual capacity to his self-control and from his inhibitions to his
libido. Skeptics may laugh, but these
Graphologist Yvette Reche (BEd'78) at
work discovering the mysteries of the personality through handwriting analysis.
days they shouldn't laugh too heartily, because, unlike gazing into a crystal ball or reading tarot cards, graphology is beginning to lose its occult
status and become accepted in the
business world. Admits a recent issue
of Forbes Magazine: "This year hundreds of U.S. companies will use
handwriting analysis as an aid in hiring and promoting employees."
Reche, now living in California and
about to hang out her shingle as a professional, says she does not find it odd
that the scratchings people make on
paper should say a lot about their personalities. "Handwriting is really brain
writing," she says, explaining that it is
the mind that decides how to form the
strokes. "The impulse that makes you
write the way you do is not your
hand." As evidence, she notes that
people who have lost the use of their
hands or arms have often learned to
write with their feet or mouth. (And
yes, that writing can be analyzed.)
Graphology originated in Europe in
the early 19th century where it was
practised as a parlor game and considered a bit of an oddity. But over the
years its popularity grew as it sparked
the interest of such diverse characters
as Emile Zola, Thomas Mann, Anton
Chekhov and Albert Einstein. The
well-known psychologist Alfred Binet
(of intelligence test fame) was even
moved to describe graphology as "the
science of the future."
For Reche, graphology has become
a way of life. She speaks with passion
about the size of "I" loops, the slant of
"t" bars and the space between letters. Everything, it seems, has a
Consider space. "If you connect all
your letters when you write, you're
Hkely a very rational, logical person,"
she says. "If you put space between
your letters, you're more intuitive."
Round letters show friendliness and a
sunny, open nature. Angular letters
demonstrate a more analytical bend.
And how is the "f" balanced? If the
upper loop is equal in size to the lower
loop that's a good indication that the
What graphology says
about George Pedersen
The Chronicle asked Yvette
Reche to demonstrate her skills
in handwriting analysis by
analyzing the handwriting of
UBC President George
Pederseri Dr. Pedersen kindly
agreed to submit a specimen of
his writing for Reche's scrutiny.
Her conclusions:
The handwriting has force,
color and is well organized.
It depicts an individual who
has strong vitality, inner drive
and energy, great stamina and
the poter^jal to organize his
daily rairane as well as his long
range goals precisely and
It shows someone who has
great aspirations, intellectual or
spiritual or both.
It displays a fast, logical
thinker who can be sarcastic
and impatient.
It shows someone with a
progressive attitude who is not
afraid to assume responsibilities
but who is cautious and relies
on his past experience to make
Finally, it tells of someone
who appears reserved and
seldom displays his emotions,
but who relates warmly to
In summary, this
handwriting portrays a strong,
independent, warm individual
who has energy, drive,
showmanship and
Chronicle/Spring 1984    11 person is organized and emotionally
well-balanced. The "t" bar, on the
other hand, tells of procrastination (if
the stroke through the "t" isn't
finished), optimism (if it points
upward and sails high on the stem)
and sarcasm (if it's a dark, heavy
\ji in all, Reche looks at 40 dif-
^t* ferent aspects of the writing,
/ V often with the aid of a magnifying glass and a clear plastic sheet
that has been printed with a variety of
bright red lines — these help measure
the precise size of key strokes. But the
important thing, she stresses, is not to
look at each letter in isolation, rather
to study the whole sample. "A single
letter means nothing," she admonishes. "It's like putting together a puzzle. One piece means nothing, but
you take all of the pieces and put them
together — and then you have something."
The skill, which Reche first
practised on friends and then used on
people she didn't know, is something
she now hopes to parlay into a career,
particularly in business. Later she
wants to move into compatibility —
finding people mates through their
handwriting. "But I think that's a very
dangerous field," she admits with a
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grin. Her teacher, a Californian
named Charlie Cole, has been in the
business 45 years and has a client list
of 250 businesses that regularly consult with him about hiring matters.
Among the questions Reche is
most-often asked about graphology
are whether handwriting can be disguised and whether it changes with
age or emotion. According to Reche,
some aspects of the writing may vary,
but the basics remain constant. "It's
like your face," she says. "You can
make faces, you can frown, you can
put on make-up and you can get wrinkles — but basically, it's you." A couple of important variations, however,
are usually considered. Many graphologists will ask people who send
in a handwriting specimen to indicate
their native country — because each
country has a slightly different way of
teaching writing in school. Other graphologists will ask for a rough indication of age, to allow for the more
shaky stroke that naturally occurs as
one grows older.
As for the acceptance of graphology, it may be wider than most people
think. In Europe it is not unusual for
companies to have full-time graphologists on staff to help personnel officers
make hiring decisions. In North
America, credit companies may study
your signature in an attempt to weigh
you as a risk, and the help-wanted
advertisement you responded to "in
writing" may be from a firm that plans
to send your letter off for a quick analysis. According to Forbes, "Handwriting analysis is cheaper and simpler
than psychological testing. And those
who use it swear it works." And a
recent issue of Time Magazine tells the
story of a Chicago firm that hired an
applicant solely because of his
handwriting. "I would never have
hired this man otherwise," said the
company president. "He had inadequate oral skills and an inadequate
appearance." But on the strength of
his handwriting alone, the man was
hired. He went on to become general
/n Vancouver, local expert Aron
Printz has a client list that
includes banks, a well-known
credit union, a multi-national corporation and a major credit card company.
While he doesn't rely entirely on
handwriting analysis, he said it is one
of his most important tools — even
though many executives at first find
the idea slightly kooky. How then
does he ever convince them to use his
service? "We give them a demonstration," Printz says. First, he
approaches the chief executive officer
and convinces him or her to part with
three handwriting samples from people  within  the  company.   Then,   he
analyzes the samples, produces a
report and returns to the CEO. "The
person is inevitably stunned by the
kind of information we can give
them," he says.
Printz also tells the story of a small
bank in a Vancouver suburb that he
was asked to advise. "There were
some very serious employee problems," he recalls. Through analyzing
handwriting, Printz determined that
one unhappy loans officer couldn't
see any value in working for a bank
because he felt he should be doing
more for society. "I told the man that
he'd probably wanted to become a
priest or something of that nature.
The man just about fell out of his
chair. 'How did you know?' he
asked." Printz informed the loans
officer that he should leave, or put
more emphasis on the parts of his job
that involved helping people. The
man decided to stay — with new
guidelines and a much changed attitude.
Despite the success stories, however, not everyone is convinced. Document examiner for the Vancouver
Police Department, Mary Leckie, says
she doesn't have very much faith in
graphology. "As far as using
handwriting to determine people's
character, I think there's a very limited
application," she maintains. Leckie,
who was trained in identifying
handwriting to determine forgery and
disguise, says that her field is quite
different from graphology. But on one
point she does agree with the graphologists: Making a fake is difficult. "In
limited amounts (such as a signature)
it's relatively simple to disguise your
writing. But in any extended writing
it's very difficult to maintain for any
length of time," she warns would-be
thieves. "Writing is an unconscious
habit developed over many years.
You're not really aware of your habits."
Whether or not one believes wholeheartedly in graphology, it seems to
be a subject that fascinates most people. Night school courses are usually
packed and Aron Printz says that
many of the top-ranking business people he deals with will eventually —
blushingly — hand over a sample of
their own handwriting and ask him to
analyze it.
But, as with any field that involves
one's ego and the unconscious, it pays
to be a discriminating consumer. Says
Yvette Reche: "One thing you cannot
do in handwriting is know the past,
present or future. Any graphologist
who says he can is a fool or a liar. All
you can do is see a person's potential
— as shown in his writing." •
(Daphne Gray-Grant, BA'79, is editor of
the Western News.)
12   Chronicle/Spring 1984 Alumni
February events
The Health Care and Epidemiology
Division ran a Negotiations Skills
Workshop on February 4 and 11, while
the Panhellenic Division held a wine
tasting social on February 15 at Cecil
Green Park. Phonathons were held by
Commerce on February 13, 14, 15, and
Rehab Medicine on February 20.
Newsletters went out to MBA/MSc,
Alpha Delta Phi, Nursing and Delta
Kappa Epsilon in February and
March. Through the Commerce
Luncheon Program commerce grads
continued to exchange ideas with
students every Thursday.
March events
MBA/MSc Alumni-Student Night
was scheduled for March 15 to allow
alumni to talk about marketing with
students. Social Work held a
phonathon March 19, and the
Divisions Council meets at Cecil
Green Park at 5:30 p.m. March 29.
Plan now
Nursing Division Annual General
Meeting, May 16, 1984 at the Graduate
Student Centre. A newsletter will be
issued with further details.
Engineers! The 25th reunion for the
class of '59 is planned for July 6, 7, 8,
1984. Mechanical engineers are
planning the reunion weekend but all
'59 Engineers are invited to join in the
Hope to see you at the reunion
dinner/dance at the Graduate Student
Centre, 6:30 p.m. for 7:30 p.m.,
Saturday, July 7, 1984. Dress:
Pharmacy'74 is planning a reunion
from April 27 to 29. There will be a
wine and cheese reception at Cecil
Green Park April 27; a dinner April 28
at the Delta Airport Inn; and a sorority
brunch on April 29 at a location to be
announced later.
The Class of '49 Forestry and
Forestry Engineering 35th anniversary
reunion will be held in Whistler June
An AMS 1968-69 reunion is
planned for August 4, 5 and 6, 1984.
This will be a camping weekend at
David and Susan Zirnhelt's Big Lake
Ranch, PO, B.C. For further
information contact Liz Owen at the
Alumni Association, or David and
Susan Zirnhelt, Big Lake Ranch, PO,
BC. VOL 1G0.
The Class of '34 will have its 50th
reunion on Friday, October 12 and
Saturday, October 13, 1984. There will
be a reception on Friday at Cecil
Green Park and a dinner at the Faculty
Club on Saturday. Actual times will be
arranged later.
Other reunions coming up:
Law'69 — May 21
Applied Science'59 — July 6 and 7
Law'83 — September 21, buffet
dinner at Cecil Green Park
Agriculture'49 — Date TBA
Electrical Engineers'76 — Date TBA
Classes of '24, '59, '74: This is your
anniversary year. For further
information or if you would like to
help arrange a reunion contact Liz
Owen at the Alumni Association.
Commerce Alumni — the first
annual Commerce Alumni Days take
place September 28, 29 and 30.
Events include a wine and cheese
party, seminars on topics of concern
to business, drop-in centres,
recreational activities and a cocktail
For more information call the
Alumni Association (228-3313) or the
Commerce Faculty (228-6821). •
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Chronicle/Sprmg 1984    13 Friends of UBC offer scholarships to Americans
If you know an American student
planning to enter university soon, tell
them about the USA Alumni Scholarships to UBC offered by the Friends of
UBC, Inc.
Students who are residents of the
United States and who are beginning
or continuing studies at the university
can apply for these scholarships,
worth $2,500 each. Three scholarships
are offered each year by the Friends of
UBC, a non-profit USA corporation
devoted to promoting a continuing
interest in higher education among
alumni and friends of the University
of British Columbia.
Recipients are chosen for their academic standing and personal qualities. Awards will not be made to students who are permanent residents of
Canada. Scholarships will be awarded
based on PSAT, transcript of marks,
majors and interest of the applicant,
letters of recommendation from two
educators familiar with the applicant,
and letters of recommendation from
two non-educators who are not
related to the applicant. Deadline for
receipt of applications is April 1, 1984.
Applicants should send a personal
letter to the Friends of UBC Inc. at the
address below. The letter should give
career interests as well as information
on why the applicant wishes to attend
UBC, and a recent photo should be
enclosed. The scholarships will be
awarded based on acceptance to a
UBC degree program and after registration. Money will be paid directly to
the university for tuition and room
and board in residence.
Based in Seattle, the Friends of UBC
Inc. was incorporated in 1957 at the
suggestion of the University of British
Columbia. Close to 5,000 UBC graduates  currently reside in  the  U.S.
Canadian Consul General Jacques Asselin and Mrs. Asselin hosted a Seattle reception for
UBC alumni on February 4. President George Pedersen and his wife Joan and Chancellor
and Mrs. Clyne were guests at the event, which was organized by the Seattle branch .
Among the 60 alumni attending were Branches Committee Chairperson Lynne Carmichael
and Gerry Marra, president of the Friends of UBC, Inc. and Seattle branch representative.
Photo above: President Pedersen presents a thank you gift to Mr. and Mrs. Asselin. (I to r)
Mrs. Asselin, Jacques Asselin, Chancellor Clyne, George Pedersen and Gerald Marra.
The formation of a non-profit corporation assured that U.S. residents
could claim donations to the Friends
of UBC Inc. as tax-deductible contributions on their U.S. federal tax
returns. The Friends of UBC, Inc. has
assisted the University through a variety of fund-raising and public information campaigns. In addition to processing and administering the many
donations made each year by American alumni and friends, the corporation also keeps potential donors
informed of the range of giving
At its recent annual meeting, held
in Bothell, Washington, the society reelected P. Gerald Marra as president,
and elected Fred Brewis as vice president, Mervyn Cronie as treasurer and
Eileen Marra as secretary. It was
announced at the meeting that last
year The Friends of UBC Inc. remitted
$120,325.24(US) in donations to UBC.
For further information about the
USA Alumni Scholarships, contact P.
Gerald Marra, president of the Friends
of  UBC   Inc.,   1739472nd  PI.   N.E.
Bellevue, WA. 98008, (206) 641-3535.  •
Edmonton Branch Rep Gary Caster (left) and University President George Pedersen at
recent UBC alumni event. The Edmonton dinner and reception on January 28 was
attended by 82 alumni and guests. Two slide shows were presented: "UBC Campus —
Past and Present", and "UBC Initiatives", which illustrated Dr. Pedersen's speech. The
Edmonton branch of the Alumni Association organized the event.
The Branches committee has
printed and distributed the new
Branch Handbook. The handbook is
available to interested alumni who
may wish to set up a branch in their
community. The handbook has chapters on organizing a branch, the duties
of branch officers, possible branch
programs and other important information. Call Linda Hall at the Alumni
Association, (604) 228-3313, for more
information. •
14   Chronicle/Sprmg 1984 HHP US HND THESE
We've lost addresses for the following UBC
Graduates. These people are from our upcoming
reunion years so we are eager to find them. If you
can help us locate any of them, please call or write
Alumni Records, 6251 Cecil Green Park Road,
Vancouver, B.C. V6T1VV5, (604) 228-3313.
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50th Reunion Class of 1934
William S. Creamer, BA
Charles Edward Denne, BA
John Gordon Hilker, BCom
Alice Pauline Hobbs, BA
Dr. Patrick Mason Hurley,
Walter M. Lydiatt, BCom
Walter Morton McGown, BA
James Douglas McMynn,
Margaret E. Morrison, BA
Ruth I. M. Park, BA
lsabelle Ruth Petrie, BA
Helen M. Roberts, BA
Hughie Lingen Smith, BCom
David Park Todd, BA
Phyllis West Turner, BA
Dr. Jessie Winifred Alston,
25th Reunion Class of 1959
Anargyros E. Alexander, BSc
Leonard C. Allen, BA
Frede Andersen, BA
HughJ.Bankes, BASc
Norman Bdinka, BSc
JoyK. Berthelsen, MSW
Isabel Marion Bowman,
F. Alleyne Brooks, MA
Gary Caulderwood Brooks,
Dr. Parker E. Calkin, MSc
John W. Cartwright, MA
Robert E. Chaplin, BASc
Diana Elizabeth Christensen,
Denis Crawford Clarke, BA
Dr. Kenneth Edward Cox,
Michael Alan Crawford, BA
Karl Dau, BASc
Dr. Keith Gordon Davis,
Juergen G. W. Doering, BSc
Barry George Du Temple, BA
Adrienne Joan Duncan, BA
Myrna Durrant, BEd
Teviah L. Estrin, BCom
Dr. Robert Frank Fallis, BA
Alvin Earle J. Ford, BA
Dr. David Ping Fung, BSc
Beatrice Ann Geddes, BSN
John Lloyd Geddes, BA
Helen M. Gilmour, BEd
Dr. Laurence Frank
Giovando, PhD
Dr. Bryan Niel Shirley Gooch,
Neville A. Gough, BSA
Patricia M. Greening, BA
Lela Ann HiU, BSc
Leslie Adair Hill, BASc
Alan D. Holmes, BCom
Barbara C. Howard, BEd
Gael H. Huntley, MSc
Charles K. Huszar, BSF
Dr. Geza Ifju, BSF
Susan W. Irvine, BA
John M. Jaworsky, MF
Joseph S. Jezioranski, BASc
Jadwiga Karpowicz, BSW
Anne C. Kennedy, LLB
Thelma Ethel Kyle, BSN
Eleanor E. Leeson, BSc
Eva G. H. Lyman, MA
Ulrich F. J. Mache, BA
Ian David Mitchell, BASc
William Harp Montgomery,
Elizabeth A. G. Murray, BSN
Kathleen M. C. Oliver,
Dr. Roger H. V. Page, MD
Robert E. Pedersen, BASc
Edgar Everett Perkins, BEd
Percy Harcourt Poulton, BA
Edmond E. Price, BCom
C. Julian Ray, LLB
Henry D. Rempel, BA
Joseph P. Roux, BA
Dr. Robert M. Sanford, MEd
Dr. Frederick Dabell Smith,
Dr. Robert F. Snowball, BASc
Rev. Roy James Stark, BA
Earl W. Stewart, MSA
Olive Mary Stewart, BEd
Alice Laura Summers, BHE
David Earl F. Taylor, BSF
Donald Jack Thomson, BASc
Dr. Kenneth Joseph Travers,
Mello A. E. Van Daalen,
William R. Vance, BSF
Heather A. Waddell, BEd
Helen Anne Wagner, BEd
Jean Vasey M. Waldie, BPE
Ronald A. Ward, BASc
William A. Weaver, BEd
Frank V. Wiedeman, MSW
Michael Yee-Chiu Wong, BSc
MarilynnJ. Wood, BSN
Clifford E.Wright, BASc
10th Reunion Class of 1974
Lois Ann Anderson, BA
Anthony W. C. Arnold, BA
Richard B. Asch, MA
Harry D. Ayer, BA
Alexander J. Baillie, MASc
Brian G. Bell, BSc
Effie C. Bird, BEd
Dr. Stephen P. Blackburn,
A. James E. Bond, BA
Dr. Margaret E. Brunt,
Dellrae M. Butler, BEd
David R. Chamberlin, MLS
Kathleen M. Chowne, BEd
Leanne E. Cook, BHE
Terrence L. Crockford, BASc
Dr. William L. Crosby, BSc
B. Marie Dreyer, BA
Nora M. Field, BEd
Brenda M. Garren, BEd
Arlene Ada Gawne, MA
Dennis Michael Gelinas,
E.JoyGillett, BSc
Janet Green, BSc
Terrance R. Greenberg, BA
Terrance'W. Gunderson,
Joseph R. T. Hailey, MF
Albert A. Halliwell, BPE
Douglas H. Heuman, BCom
Jan D. S. Hill, BSc
H.J. Himmelsbach, MSc(Bus)
Dr. Aston A. Hinds, PhD
John S. Hoye, BEd
Kathleen M. Huddart, MEd
D. John Keating, BCom
Michael J. Kelly, BASc
Randy O. McBride, BSc
Richard D. McLellan, BCom
Marilyn L. McRae, MSW
Robyn A. Morin, BEd
Duane A. Nagy, BARCH
Achris Nieman, BCom
Dawn Nordman, BSN
Kenneth R. Palvesky, BASc
William N. Pearson, BSc
F. Prosperi-Porta, BASc
Martin W. Quiring, BCom
Judith S. F. Roberts, BSN
L. Robert Russell, BSc
Donald W. J. Sargent, BASc
Cameron C. Scott, BA
Leo J. Sevigny, BASc
Grazia C. Stagnitta, BEd
Karen E. Stevenson, BA
Richard E. Stewart, BEd
Paul D. Strickland, MA
Dr. Karl Stroetmann, PhD
Adeline Ruth Vickers, BA
Judson B. Warner, BA
Sonia L. Williams, MEd
M. Lindsay Wills, BSc
Donald E. Wilson, MSc
Coenraad L. Winkelman,
BASc •
Chronicle/Spring 1984   15 Memories cf fairview
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by Lloyd Baynes, BA'23
In 1919, Upper Fairview, between Cambie and Oak
Street, was the fountainhead of B.C.'s educational
and health services. Here was the Normal School for
training teachers, the Mowel School in which they
practised, the Vancouver General Hospital and its training school for nurses, old King Edward High School, and
the fledgling UBC.
At 12th and Willow was a pasture-field in which grazed
a horse and several sheep — part of the hospital's antitoxin research program. A few doors north was a small
bakery that catered to hungry students, with offerings of
day-old dainties of dubious digestibility, at the reduced
price of a dime a dozen.
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Such was the setting into which we were inducted in
the autumn of 1919. Other babes from the woods came
from Upper Cariboo, Kamloops, the Okanagan, the
Kootenays and the Boundary country. For $25 a month,
many of the homes of Fairview gave room and board to
these "outlanders."
There were less than a dozen cars at Fairview, about
equally divided between student owners and faculty.
They sported such names as Maxwell, Essex, Durant,
Metz, McLaughlin, Russell or EMF. They were equipped
with hand-cranks that broke a person's wrist. A few bicycles were in evidence, but Shank's mare and the B.C.
Electric took care of almost all the business of getting
from Point A to Point B.
Of our professors, Dr. G. G. Sedgewick rates special
mention. Built on the small side, he was big in other
aspects. He wore good Harris tweed suits, complete with
vests. His shoes were British brogues always well-maintained. For purposes purely cosmetic, he flaunted large
bow-ties — blue with white polka dots. For most of the
year he wore spats, and out-of-doors he sported a "gentleman's walking-stick." We regarded him as a cross
between Dalhousie and Harvard. Whatever the mix, put
him in front of a class and he became a superb performer
— a maestro playing his magic voice like a Stradivarius.
Senior rugby enjoyed strong student support. Special
streetcars ran to Stanley Park on Saturdays, and at Brockton Oval we watched our stalwarts compete against
teams from the Rowing Club, the Centrals, the Firemen,
and the Knights of Columbus. We cheered the wheeling
scrums, the fast three-quarter lines, and drop-kicks from
16   Chronicle/Spn'ng 1984
the educated toes of Lou Hunter and "Gee" Ternan. It
was good to win the Miller Cup.
Debates, oratorical contests, and public speaking of
every kind were much in vogue at Fairview. Senior students in Economics were encouraged to speak on the
world's problems at such outlets as Central City Mission
on Abbott Street. The loaded questions which they had to
field indicated that among the derelicts were a goodly
number who had been trained in the professions.
Those wooden benches in what we called the Arts
Auditorium got a good work-out on rainy days. At noon-
hour, most of the student body congregated there, first to
eat lunches brought from home in brown paper bags,
then to join in the sing-song led by the ever-bouncy Stafford Cox. In the evenings, this austere "barn" might
accomodate eight or 10 students trying to learn how to
play various musical instruments. Their landladies had
put up with their discordant caterwaulings long enough,
but here their wrong notes could assail the rafters without
let or hindrance. It was not Carnegie Hall.
The Fairview nucleus produced many illustrious graduates. Hugh Keenleyside, Alfred Rive, and Norman Robertson ranked high at Canada's Department of External
Affairs. Both Sherwood Lett and J. V. Clyne combined
distinguished careers with a close continuing relationship
with their old Alma Mater, and in due course served as
chancellors. Homer Thompson earned world-wide recognition as an archeologist. Willard Thompson (unrelated)
became an actuary, and retired recently as a vice-president of one of the U.S.'s largest insurance companies.
And there were, of course, hundreds of others whose
lives were enriched by their sojourn at "the shacks" in
The Annual of 1920 shows a graduating class numbering 49. In 1923 there were 166 graduating, and UBC was
truly bursting at the seams. Classes were held in makeshift accomodations in neighborhood churches and gymnasiums. And there were times when overflows of students sat on wooden apple-boxes at the front of the
classroom. Obviously, it was time for the Big Campaign,
the Big Petition, and the Big Trek.
The details of that pilgrimage have been told, I think,
times enough.
And that's the way I remember it at UBC-Fairview
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Chronicle/Sprmg 1984    17 Correction
In the "Deaths" column of
the Winter 1983 Chronicle, we
mistakenly said that Isabel
Gray McMillan had been the
last surviving member of the
graduating class of 1916.
There are, in fact, several
members of the class still very
much alive. Our apologies to
all of them.
Anne Marion Faris,
BASc(Nursing)'23, BEd'51,
has moved from Kelowna to
Victoria. . . . The Reverend
Everett Fleming, BA'23
(M.Div) has long been
writing poetry and at age 88
entertains local groups in
White Rock with recitations
of his work. He retired in
1963 after a full and varied
teaching and ministerial
career in Western Canada.
. . . Masajiro Miyazaki,
BA'25, has retired after
practising medicine in
Lillooet for more than 40
years. He gave his residence
to the Village of Lillooet and
now lives with his daughter
in Kamloops, where he says
he is enjoying retirement.
Kenneth W. Martin, BASc'31,
MASc'32, has retired to
Florida after a successful
career in the USA. . . . D. V.
Fisher, BSA'33, MSA'36, PhD
(Iowa), was awarded the
"Wilder Medal" of the
American Pomological
Society recently. The award
has been given only 76 times
in the last 110 years and only
five times to a Canadian. A
tree fruit consultant in
Summerland, B.C., he was
formerly director of
Agriculture Canada's
research station at
Summerland. Pomology is
the science of fruit culture, he
writes. . . . Honored with a
1983 Alberta Achievement
Award for volunteer work
was Walter Dingle, BASc'34,
who serves as a director for
Ranger Oil and the Canada
West Foundation. He is also
chairman of the University of
Calgary's Faculty of
Management planning
committee. When he retired
in 1977 he was corporate
manager in Alberta for
Imperial Oil. . . . Russell
McArthur, BASc'36, writes
from Nelson that he is
happily retired, but is very
concerned about the
curtailment of opportunities
for post-secondary education
in B.C. . . . 10 years of politics
with the Nanaimo Regional
District was enough for Paul
Smith, BASc'38. He is
involved with The Second
Century Fund, a group
concerned about preserving
B.C.'s ecologically significant
lands and waterways. . . .
T. P. (Tom) Pepper, BA'39,
MA'41, a retired president of
the Saskatchewan Research
Council, ran a marathon in
4:24:11 last October to become
the first and only
Saskatchewan senior citizen
to run the marathon.
Mildred Vollick, BHE'47, is
writing a cooking column,
"Pantry Pros" for the Fraser
Valley Record, a newspaper
in Mission, B.C. . . . Victoria
lawyer James Gourlay,
BCom'48, LLB'51, can now
put the letters "QC" after his
name. He was named a
federal Queen's Counsel in
January. . . . Albert Frederick
Joplin,' BASc'48, is
supervising Canadian
Pacific's participation in Expo
'86 in Vancouver after serving
as president and chief
executive officer of CP
(Bermuda) Ltd. ... J. Alan
Beesley, BA'49, LLB'50, was
awarded the 1983
Outstanding Achievement
Award of the Public Service
of Canada. He is permanent
representative and
ambassador to the office of
the United Nations in Geneva
and to the committe on
Terry Barker, BA'50, has just
published Boss Talk, "a
cookbook for managers", and
is well-known in Ottawa for
black and white sketches of
Ottawa landmarks. . . . Hal
Lindsay, BA'50, BEd-E'54,
retired as principal of
Richmond Senior Secondary
School in 1983. He served as
principal for 14 years. . . .
After 32 years with the
United Nations in New York,
Iva Maria Lester, BA'50,
writes that she enjoys being a
chief of section in the UN's
accounts division, and finds it
a challenging and satisfying
position. . . . Neil A.
Macdougall, BASc'50,
recently organized six "How
to Job Hunt" seminars for 500
unemployed engineering
graduates. He also recently
received the Diamon gliding
badge for flying over 320
miles and climbing over
30,000 feet in a sailplane. . . .
Harold I. Shopland, BASc'50,
has been elected president of
the Amalgamated
Construction Association of
B.C. ...J. A. (Jack)
McAllister, BA'51, BEd'58,
has retired after 34 years of
teaching in the Richmond
school district, the last 26
years at Steveston Senior
Secondary. . . . Al Hunter,
BCom'52, is researching
ethics in the accounting
profession. He welcomes
correspondence on the
subject and can be reached
until May 15 c/o General
Delivery, Mayne Island, B.C.,
VON 2J0. . . . Brigadier
General F. Karwandy, CD,
QC, LLB'52, is judge
advocate general of the
Canadian Armed Forces. . . .
Researching the American
musical is Florence (Yipp)
Chan, BA'53, the co-founder
and co-director of the Center
for the American Musical at
Canada College in Redwood
City, California. . . . Sidney
George Clark, BA'53, LLB'54,
is trying for the Nanaimo-
Alberni federal Progressive
Conservative nomination on
March 25. He faces at least
two competitors. . . . Diana
(Livingston) Filer, BA'54, has
been appointed director, CBC
London. In her 22 years with
the network she has had
many responsibilities,
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18   Chronicle/Spring 1984 including creating the science
show, "Quirks and Quarks".
. . . Paul J. Hoenmans,
BASc'54, is now president of
Mobil Oil's worldwide
marketing and refining
division, after 29 years of
service with Mobil around the
world. He has also been
made a director of the
corporation. . . .
R. R. Affleck, BASc'55, has
been elected to the Council of
the 11,000 member
Association of Professional
Engineers of B.C Former
B.C. NDP leader and judge
Thomas Berger, BA'55,
LLB'66, was awarded an
honorary Doctor of Laws
degree by Guelph University
in early February. Berger is
well-known for his defence of
native peoples and as
commissioner of the
Mackenzie Valley Pipeline
Inquiry from 1974-79. ... A
student again, Joseph E.
Bryant, MA'55, retired last
October after 32 years with
the Canadian Wildlife Service
to study law at the University
of Ottawa. . . . Brock
University in St. Catharines,
Ont., has a new dean of
mathematics and sciences in
Arthur H. Houston, MA'56,
PhD'58, a professor of
biology at the university. . . .
Flora M. McKinlay (nee
Murray), BA'57, has been
elected chairman of
Scarborough's public library
board. The southern Ontario
city has 16 libraries and a
budget of $10 million. . . . The
Coquitlam School Board has
appointed Alfred Clinton,
BA'58, MEd'61,
superintendent of schools
effective August 1, 1984. . . .
UBC Press has just published
Green Gold: The Forestry
Industry in British Columbia, by
Patricia Marchak, BA'58,
PhD'70, a member of UBC's
sociology department.
Arnold Silber, BCom'60, is
following the family tradition
with his furniture store in
Richmond. His father owned
a furniture store and Arnold's
sons are helping their father
in the business. . . . William
G. Larsen, BEd'61, has retired
from the North Vancouver
school district after teaching
for 35 years. . . . Oswald
Bostic, BSc'62, MD'66, is
clinical assistant professor at
Wayne State University
School of Medicine in
Michigan and has a private
practice in cardiology. . . .
Robert Felix, MA'62, has co-
authored a book on American
conflicts law. He is a
professor of law at the
University of South Carolina.
... Joe Hudak, BSP'62, and
his wife Irene Hudak,
BHE'65, live in Chemainus,
where Joe is a businessman
and pharmacist.
... A man with a job that
many might envy is Donald
E. Marlatt, BCom'62, who
travels throughout Europe as
business development officer
for B.C.'s ministry of
industry. . . . Al McMillen,
BA'62, retires August 1, 1984
as Smithers school district
superintendent. . . .
Consumers Association of
Canada Victoria president
Mae Shearman, BHE'63,
expects to inherit the role of
volunteer consumer
ombudsman because of
provincial cutbacks in
community services. . . . Jill
Jamieson Bettendorf, BA'64,
recently received a masters
degree in mass
communication from the
University of South Carolina
and now edits a monthly
newsletter for the Association
for Education in Journalism
and Mass Communications.
. . . Lorna M. Campbell,
BEd'64, is currently vice-
principal of a senior
elementary school in Toronto.
For recreation she travels to
such places as the Amazon
jungle, Peru, Egypt and
Cuba. ... A candidate for the
federal Progressive
Conservative nomination in
Port Alberni-Nanaimo is
Hugh Ney, MASc'64,
MBA'68, a past president of
the Greater Nanaimo
Chamber of Commerce. . . .
Ty Colgur, BCom'65, LLB'66,
is devoting more time to his
law practice after stepping
down as mayor of Cranbrook.
He was an alderman for three
years before serving as mayor
for 10 years. . . . Malaspina
College President Bruce
Fraser, BSc'65, PhD'70, was
acclaimed president of the
Canadian Bureau for
International Education at the
organization's annual
meeting last November. . . .
June Low, BA'65 is an artist
whose medium is woodcut
prints. She was recently
featured in a show at the
North Vancouver City Hall
Gallery. . . . Life began at 30
for Meridith Bain
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became involved with a
Slocan Valley theatre group at
that age. She's now artistic
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recently starred in "The Dead
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Theatre presentation in
Vancouver. . . . The director
of arts and humanities at
Cariboo College in Kamloops
is Ron Miles, BA'66, MA'68.
. . . Bangladesh will be home
for the next three years for
Henry Wiens, BSA'66. He
will work for the Mennonite
Central Committee in
sanitation engineering and
co-ordinate other projects.
. . . The new sales manager
(Alberta) for Great Pacific
Management Co. is Walter G.
Epp, BEd-S'67. He is in
charge of recruiting, training,
and sales promotion, and
formerly taught in B.C. and
Nova Scotia. . . . Paul Seger,
BASc'67, is a Boeing 737
captain for CP Air in
Vancouver. . . . Jazz and band
students at College Heights
Secondary School in Prince
George are taught by Bill
Watt, BMus'67, MMus'73. He
formerly taught in Salmon
Arm. . . . Brian Fraser, BA'68,
has been appointed principal
at Willway Elementary School
in Victoria. . . . Anne Petrie,
BA'68, MA'73, is program
chairman of the Vancouver
Centennial Commission,
planning all activities
occurring off the Expo'86 site.
Talonbooks is publishing
Concepts and Themes in the
Regional Geography of Canada,
compiled by David
Robinson, BA'68, from the
lectures and comments of his
father, retiring UBC
geography professor J. Lewis
Robinson. . . . Guy Lantard,
BSc(Agr)'69, of West
Vancouver has recently
published one work of
fiction, Strike While the Iron is
Hot, and is working on
another. ... A move from
Oakville, Ontario to
Edmonton, Alberta and a
new job at Vencap Equities
Alberta, Ltd. took place
recently for Graeme R. Percy,
BASc'69 (MEng, McGill)	
Walter Sturdy, BA'69, is the
new organization
development and training
director for Sandwell
Management Consultants in
Vancouver. . . . Lathief
Zachri, MEd'69 and his wife
Linda Zachri, BA'81, live in
Jakarta, Indonesia, where he
works on the University of
Indonesia's Faculty of
Education and she teaches
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Parents wishing to buy
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lack the expertise to advise
parents on the educational
and entertainment values of
the works they sell. "You just
can't go into a bookstore and
say 'What's good for my
three-year-old?'," says
Phyllis. "Most book dealers
are simply not qualified to
make that judgement."
Phyllis Simons, however, is
by no means an "average
book dealer". For the past
seven years she has worked
as a children's and teens'
librarian in the Vancouver
and Burnaby public library
Known as Vancouver
Kidsbooks, the store features
books and records for both
children and teens, as well as
a selection of works dealing
with pre-natal and maternal
health care. In addition,
Phyllis has assembled an
impressive collection of
French children's books,
many of which are difficult to
obtain elsewhere in the
Lower Mainland.
Phyllis' background as a
children's librarian is evident
in her concern that Vancouver
Kidsbooks should be not
merely a bookstore, but a
place where children can be
entertained and informed.
Each Saturday morning,
children are invited to
participate in programs
ranging from magic shows to
workshops in puppetry,
painting, and book-making.
As well, Phyllis plans to
mount monthly arts and
crafts displays by artists
whose works are intended
for, or of interest to, children.
In selecting materials for
her store, Phyllis relies upon
the "professional advice" of
sons Jonah, 6, and Timothy,
4. She is also regularly
assisted by her husband, Art
The demands of running a
new store have forced Phyllis
temporarily to curb her
"obsession" for long-distance
running. Last spring, in her
first attempt at a plus-twenty-
mile run, she successfully
completed the annual
Vancouver marathon.
by Ian McLatchie Anne (Koritz) Blais, BSc'70,
MASc'72, has been seconded
by Spar Aerospace Ltd. to the
new Ontario Centre for
Microelectronics. She was the
first student to transfer
successfully from Math to
Electrical Engineering at
UBC. . . . Mark A. Donelan,
PhD'70, is a Humbolt
Research Fellow at the Max
Planck Institute for
Meteorology in Hamburg,
West Germany. . . . Perry
Goldsmith, BA'70, owns a
firm that handles such
personalities as Peter
Newman, Allan
Fotheringham and June
Callwood. . . . Historian,
musician, wine educator and
now author, Alex Nichol,
MA'70, has written Wines and
Vines of British Columbia,
which profiles the province's
wine industry and attempts
to answer the question "What
is in a bottle of B.C. wine?"
The book is published by
Bottesini Press. . . . John D.
Redmond, BA'70, MEd'81, is
teaching Libyan atomic
energy students at the UBC
Language Institute. . . . Maud
Vant, BA'70 spent the period
before Remembrance Day in
1983 touring the country and
speaking to teachers and
other groups about "putting
peace into Remembrance Day
ceremonies". . . . Deborah
Chalmers, BA'71, is a
librarian at the Canadian Red
Cross Society headquarters in
Ottawa. ... A man of many
talents is James F. Colby,
MMus'71, who is a freelance
actor, director and
choreographer in Wiscasset,
Maine. He also runs a private
music studio, is music
director at a local church and
works in historical interior
renovations. . . . "Interesting
what you can do with a
science degree!" writes
Gordon Leslie Davis, BSc'71,
an agent and president of
Realty World Midvalley
Realty in Kelowna. His wife is
Marie Davis (nee
Beardmore), BEd-72. ... A.
R. Okazaki, LLB'71, recently
joined the Vancouver law
firm Clark, Wilson. . . . James
W. Thorsell, PhD'71, has
moved from the College of
African Wildlife Management
in Tanzania to become
executive officer of the
Commission on National
Parks at the World
Conservation Centre in
Gland, Switzerland. . . . Ron
Farrington, BCom'72, has
been appointed vice-
president, B.C. Region, for
Western and Pacific Bank of
Canada. . . . Architect Bruce
Hinds, BA'72, LLB'77, of
Birmingham and Wood, was
awarded the 1982 Special
Award for architectural
excellence for the new South
Surrey veterinary hospital.
. . . "Balthazar and the Mojo
Star", a Christmas play by
John Gray, MA'72, was
performed to good reviews in
the 1983 holiday season. Gray
is the author of "Billy Bishop
Goes to War", "Rock and
Roll" and other plays. . . .
Gordon Hodgson, PhD'72,
BSc (Washington), has been
promoted to research scientist
V in Burroughs Wellcome
Co.'s organic chemistry
department. The company
develops and manufactures
pharmaceutical products. . . .
Jane (Halpenny)
Loughborough, MSW'72, is a
part-time school social worker
in Toronto, a job she has held
for 10 years. She and husband
Kevin have two sons. . . . The
new food floor manager of
Woodward's Port Alberni
store is Geoff T. Simmons,
BSc'72. . . . One of the six
chosen out of thousands to be
Canada's first astronauts was
UBC alumnus Bjarni V.
Tryggvason, BASc'72. He is
studying for his PhD. . . .
R. W. Bruce Bynoe, BCom'73,
MSc(Bus. Admin)'75, is
development executive with
Cadillac Fairview's shopping
centre group in Toronto. . . .
Murray A. Currie-Johnson,
BSc'73, MSc'76, works for
Viking Sprinkler in New
Westminster. . . . London,
Ontario, is home for Stephen
R. Hicock, BSc'73, MSc'76,
PhD (Western) and his wife
Frances Hicock, BSR'75. He is
assistant professor of
Quaternary Geology at the
University of Western
Ontario and she is a senior
physiotherapist at the
university hospital. . . .
Rhianon Jones Allen, BA'74,
MA, MPh, PhD (CUNY), is a
research scientist at New York
State Psychiatric Institute and
is on the staff of Columbia
University's medical school.
. . . After getting a degree in
physics to avoid the Faculty
of Engineering, Garry
Mitchel, BSc'74, finds himself
surrounded by engineers at
Hydro Quebec's research
institute, where he does high
voltage research. . . . Melanie
Tsunoda, BA'74, MLS'74, is a
librarian at the Prince George
Public Library. She
previously worked at the
Lester B. Pearson College of
the Pacific. . . . The new
director of the Chilliwack
Mental Health Clinic is Kent
Utendale, MSW'74	
Marilyn Anne Bergen, BSc'75,
D-Ed'78, and Robert Kenneth
Bergen, BEd'78, have been
teaching in a Metis settlement
in northern B.C. for four
years. . . . Weaver Wendy
Budde, BA'75, lives in Kaslo,
B.C., where she creates her
garments, tapestries, wall
hangings and rugs. . . . Colm
Cole, BSc'75, MD'79, almost
made it into space. The
anesthesiologist was one of
68 people on a short list of
applicants to become
Canada's first astronauts. . . .
The women's volleyball team
at Northeastern University in
Boston has a new coach in
Peggy Day, BA'75, who was
formerly captain of UBC's
volleyball team, and five
times a member of Canadian
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Chronicle/Spring 1984    21 Alumni in the legislature
UBC alumni are well represented in the B.C.
Legislature. Out ofthe 55 members, 19 are graduates,
with 10 belonging to the Social Credit Party and the
other nine members of the NDP.
Five cabinet ministers in Premier William Bennett's
government are UBC graduates: Attorney General Brian
Smith (Oak Bay-Gordon Head), BA'56, LLB'60;
Education Minister Jack Heinrich
(Boundary-Similkameen), BA'61, LLB'64; Tony
Brummet (North I*eace River), BEd-E'65, the minister of
the environment and minister of lands/parks and
housing; Patrick McGeer (Vancouver-Point Grey),
BA'48, MD'58, minister of universities, science and
communications, and Minister of Intergovernmental
Relations Garde Gardom (Vancouver-Point Grey),
BA'49, LLB'49.
Speaker Walter Davidson (Delta), BA'62, and Deputy
Speaker Bruce Strachan (Prince George South), BA'62,
are also alumni.
Other UBC grads in the ruling Social Credit Party are
Jack Davis (North Vancouver-Seymour), BASc'39;
Angus Ree (North Vancouver- Capilano), LLlf53; and
John Parks (Maillardville- Coquitlam), BCom'TO,
On the Opposition NDP side of the Legislature are
Emery Barnes (Vancouver Centre), BSW'62; Reseniaxy  •
Brown (Burnaby-Edmonds), BSW'62, MSW^Gordton
Hanson (Victoria), BA'70, MA'73; Gary Lauk
(Vancouver Centre), BA'63, LLB'66; Alex Macdonald
(Vancouver East), BA'39; Lome Nicolson (Nelson-
Creston), BEd-E'63; Karen Sanford (Comox), BPE'56;
Bob Sfceily, BA'68 (Alberni) and Dave Stupich, BSA'49
Two officials of the Legislative Assembly, Deputy
Clerk George MacMinn, LLB'53, and Law Clerk Ian
Izard, LLB'73, are also alumni.
Four of the six candidates to succeed Dave Barrett a&
NDP leader are alumni. Margaret Birrell, BA'77, Dave.
Vickers, LLB'59, Skelly and Stupich, are in the raceas   .
are Graham Lea (MLA-Prince Rupert) and Bill King. The
convention takes place in May.
national championship
teams. . . . Bruce Der,
BASc'75, MBA'83, is vice
president of A.H. Lundberg
Equipment Ltd. . . . Celia
Mary Duthie, BA'75, keeps
busy these days with an art
gallery, a restaurant, a monthly
magazine of book reviews,
and a book club. She also
finds time to manage Duthie
Books' downtown store. . . .
Helen L. Eberle (nee Zorn),
BA'75, MA (York), is coordinator of counselling
services at Thompson Valley
Crisis and Counselling Centre
in Kamloops. . . . Judith
John, BA'75, is a self-
employed music teacher in
Fruitvale, B.C. She recently
ran for the Kootenay West
federal Progressive
Conservative nomination. . . .
Michael E. J. Masson, BA'75
(PhD, Colorado), is an
assistant professor of
psychology at the University
of Victoria. . . . Robert
Watchorn, BEd'75, teaches
automotive mechanics and
human biology at Sardis
Secondary School in Harrison
Hot Springs. . . . Subdivision
development is threatening
the Vallican archaelogical site
in B.C.'s Slocan Valley, says
Mission archeologist Gordon
Mohs, BA'76. He has
launched a campaign to save
the site, believed to have
been settled 2,000 years ago.
. . . Author of a new
bibliography on literature
about composer Johannes
Brahms is Thomas Quigley,
BMus'76, MLS'78.     Thorold J.
Tronrud, BA'76, MA'77,
recently received his PhD in
history from the University of
Toronto and is now Curator
of Collections at the Thunder
Bay Historical Museum. . . .
Former Alumni Association
Treasurer John R.
Henderson, BCom'77, has
been transferred to Hong
Kong with the Ernst and
Whinney firm of chartered
accountants. . . . Ernie
Quantz, LLB'77, is a crown
counsel in Nanaimo. . . .
Comparing gold rush
photography and society in
Australia, New Zealand and
British Columbia is what Joan
M. Schwartz, MA'77 will be
doing for the next five
months. A photo archivist,
she's on leave from the Public
Archives of Canada. . . .
Margret Altenmueller,
BHE'78, received her MEd in
Special Education from the
University of Calgary in
November, 1983, and is
working as a
psychometrician for the
Calgary Catholic School
Board. . . . Andrea Eng,
BCom'78, is a
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22   Chronicle/Sprmg 1984 real estate agent with
Vancouver's Macaulay Nicolls
Maitland International. In her
first three months with the
firm she sold over $10 million
worth of downtown
Vancouver property. . . .
Mark Scott Johnson, PhD'78,
is a member of the technical
staff at Hewlett-Packard
Laboratories in California and
is vice-president of the
Association for Computing
Machinery's special interest
group on programming
languages. . . . One Bachelor
of Science degree wasn't
enough for Robert Gordon
Lyall, BSc'78. The UBC
biochemistry grad recently
received his BSc in survey
engineering from the
University of Calgary. . . .
Kevin McEvoy, BEd'78,
taught a course on printing
your own Christmas cards
this past holiday season. . . .
Kim P. J. Miller, BCom'78, is
supervisor, labor relations, at
Alcan's aluminum smelter at
Kitimat. . . . Nancy Stilwell,
BA'78, MLS'80, has been
appointed head of the
National Library's
government documents
section, cataloguing branch.
. . . Melanie Tsunoda,
MLS'78, is an adult services
librarian at the new Prince
George public library. . . .
Laurie Thain, BPE'78, is a
Mission-based country and
western singer who tours
B.C. and Alberta about 45
weeks a year. . . . Karol
Elliot, BSR'79, is working
part-time as an occupational
therapist in Nelson, and part-
time as an Infant
Development Consultant for
the West Kootenay Infant
Development Program. . . .
Educational software is
providing a new career for
Allan E. Forsberg, BA'79. He
was formerly a teacher in Fort
Nelson, but now is a partner
in Didatech Software in
Vancouver. . . . Bruce
Heinrich, BA'79, was
ordained a priest on the feast
of Pentecost, May, 22, 1983.
Frances Bula, BA'80, is a
reporter/photographer for the
Creston Valley Advance
newspaper. . . . Teaching in
Courtenay is Dale
Dueckman, BEd-S'80. He
teaches band and choir at
Courtenay Junior Secondary.
. . . Norm Grusnick, BASc'80,
works as a sales engineer for
Dresser Canada, Inc. in
Vancouver after three years in
Calgary. . . . Yoko Kato,
BA'80, a secretary in Fort
Nelson, B.C., has received
her Masters in Library
Sciences from the University
of Toronto. . . Winner of the
1983 Gold Medal of the
Society of Management
Accountants is Kenneth
George Myrdal, BCom'80.
. . . Bill Sundhu, BA'80, is
articling with McAllister, Berg
of Kamloops after graduating
from the University of
Windsor's law school. . . .
Jozef E.J. Baets, MSc'82, is a
lecturer in mechanical
engineering in Cork, Ireland.
. . . Laverne J. Clostio,
BHE'82, is teaching home
economics and art in McBride,
B.C Greg Luck,
BCom'82, placed fourth in
British Columbia and 13th in
the country in the Uniform
Final Exams of the school of
chartered accountants honors
Cary Rodin, BA'83, finds
himself in Vanderhoof, B.C.,
as a reporter for the Omineca
Express-Bugle. . . . Gayle
Snowsell, BPE'83, is touring
and performing in the United
States and Europe with the
cast of "Up With People". . . .
Goa, a former Portugese
colony on the west coast of
India, is the temporary home
for Harold Waldock, BSc'83.
The zoologist is working with
Caritas International, a
volunteer Christian group
involved in Third World
development. . . . Larry
Woods, BA'83, is working on
his MA in political studies at
Queens University in
Kingston. In June, 1984 he
will marry Joan Buchanan,
BFA'83, author of a children's
picture book, It's A Good
Thing, published in February.
. . . David Dyble,
BSc(Agr)'83, has been
appointed swine field
supervisor for the East
Chilliwack Agricultural Coop.
Marilyn Anne (Clarke)
Bergen, BSc'75, D-Ed'78, and
Robert Kenneth Bergen,
BEd'78, a son, Gabriel
Leonard, a brother for Karel
Clarke. . . . Cheryl Bosworth-
Yank, BSc'73, and Richard
Yank (BSc Ottawa), a son,
David Gordon, a brother to
Kevin and Stephanie. . . .
Vickie (Young) Cappis,
BEd'72, and Al Cappis, a son,
Thomas Albin, September 16,
1983 in Lacombe, Alberta, a
brother for Maria. . . . Dan
Chies, BA'78, BArch'82, and
Ruth Whitehead, a son,
David Gregory, July 2, 1983.
. . . Bryan Coles, BPE'76, and
Suzanne Coles (nee
Sobinski), a daughter,
Carolyn Suzanne, May 12,
1983 in Penticton. . . . Murray
A. Currie-Johnson, BSc'73,
MSc'76, and Lois Currie-
Johnson, a son, Tristan,
August 5, 1982. . . . Lenora
Der, BEd'75, and Bruce Der,
BASc'75, MBA'83, a son,
Russell, November 1982, a
brother to Keith. . . . Lianne
Allanson Eichstadter, BEd'81,
and Werner Eichstadter,
BA'68, a daughter, Peytra
Jillian, May 29, 1983 in
Smithers. . . . Ken Elmer,
BPE'71, and Janet Neufeld,
BEd'72, a son, Jonathan Paul,
August 8, 1983 in New
Westminster. . . . Peter
Fraser, BA'59, LLB'61, and
Catherine Vaughan Fraser, a
daughter, Dorothy June,
August 31, 1983 in
Vancouver. . . . George A.
Fulton, BA'70, MA, PhD
(Michigan) and Mary
Townsend, MLS (Michigan),
a daughter, Christina
Townsend Fulton, November
24, 1983 in Ann Arbor,
Michigan. . . . Rosemarie
Ripoli Grace, BEd'76, and
Robert Grace, BSc'76, a
daughter, Bryanna Michele,
March 12, 1983, a sister to
Nicole and Alayne. . . . Kelly
Marie Hewson (nee Smith),
BA'75, and Kenneth Hewson,
a daughter, Meghan
Christina, October 21, 1983, a
sister for Mairin. . . . Frances
Hicock, BSR'75, and Stephen
R. Hicock, BSc'73, MSc'76, a
daughter, Brenda Lynn,
November 5, 1983 in London,
Ont. . . . John Jacobson,
BSc'75, arid Dianne Jacobson,
a son, Owen John Mark,
December 8, 1982. . . .
Caroline Spankie Knight,
BA'65, MA'67, and Roy
Knight, a son, Dacre Roy
Thomas, August 16, 1983 in
Vancouver. . . . Cathy
Lightfoot, BHE'76, and Lynn
Harrison, BSc'77, a son,
Michael William Harrison,
March 23,1983 Roger F.
McDonnell, BA'63, MA'65,
PhD'75, and Barbara
Naegele, BSc'69, MSc'74, a
son, Lytton Naegele
McDonnell, August 23, 1983
in Kelowna. . . . John C.
McGuire, BA'76, and Terry
McGuire, twin sons, Kyle
Spencer and Travis Marshall,
October 30, 1983 in
Edmonton. . . . Merilyn
Davis McKelvey, BA'73 and
Michael McKelvey, BA, LLB
(Queens), a son, Alexander
David, May 16, 1983 in
Toronto, a brother to
Margaret Michelle. . . . John
Maschak, BSc'75, D-Ed'77
and Linda Maschak (nee
Senetza), D-DH'74, a
daughter, Alysia Lynn, June
1, 1983 in White Rock. . . .
Cristina Mayer, BEd-S'75,
and James Botten, a son,
Gregory James, November
26, 1983 Michael E. J.
Masson, BA'75, and Debra A.
Robbins, a daughter,
Jacqueline Frances, June 6,
1983. . . . Elaine Meehan,
BA'72 and Michael Meehan, a
daughter, Marilyn Eva Lilian,
September 10, 1983. . . .
Nancy (Sangster) Mercer,
BEd'75, and Norman
Anthony Mercer, BSc'75,
DMD'78, a son, Shawn
Anthony, May 19, 1983 in
Trail. . . . Carol Milligan (nee
Hadley), BEd'77 and Gary
Milligan, a daughter, Julia
Crystal, May 14, 1983 in
Yellowknife. . . . Brian
Mullholland, BA'77, LLB'80,
and Norma (Kilpatrick)
Mulholland, BA'79, a son,
Stephen Patrick, February 4,
1983. . . . Carol A. Morrow
Paulson, BSc(Agr)'72, and
Stewart G. Paulson, BSA'68,
a daughter, Catherine Anne,
December 9, 1982 in
Vancouver. . . . Esterina
Piccolo, BEd'73, and Joe
Valentinuzzi, BSc'75,
BASc'81, twin girls, Cristina
and Stephanie, October 18,
1983 in Kamloops V.
Lorraine Ross, BMus'76, and
Daryl Geisheimer, a son,
Andrew Ross Geisheimer,
April 11, 1983 in Burnaby. . . .
Antonie Schouten, BA'70,
and Susan Rathie Schouten,
BA'72, a son, Lawrence
William, August 20, 1983 in
Vancouver, a brother for
Marissa and Andrew. . . .
Karen Lillos Sihota, BEd'74
and Paul Sihota, BSc'72, a
daughter, Natasha Julie Jane,
August 25, 1983 in Mill Bay,
B.C. . . . Bonnie (Fletcher)
Simpson, BEd-S'77, and Don
Simpson, a son, Tyler Justin,
April 3, 1983 Greg Small,
BASc'78 and Jane Small,
BSN'79, a son, David, in
Bakersfield, California. . . .
Denis Tetreau, BPE'74, and
Teresa Tetreau (nee Parker),
BA'75, a son, Kyle Parker,
June 2, 1983 in Kelowna, a
brother for Jennifer. . . .
Lyndagale Thorn, BA'73,
MA'77, and Robert Yates, a
daughter, Morgan, July 13,
1983 in Brentwood Bay. . . .
Gail (Maitland) Turner,
BEd'71, and Robert Turner, a
son, Derek Michael, June 9,
1983 in Abbotsford, a brother
for Craig Andrew. . . . Claire
(Sauder) Wright, BA'72,
MA'80, and Jamie Wright,
BASc'72, MSc'73, a son,
James, Henry, August 9,
1983, a brother for Anna,
Amy, Sophie and Lucy.
Chronicle/Sprmg 1984    23 In
Sarah Irene Atkinson, BA'30,
December 8, 1983. She was
predeceased by her husband
Nelles H. Atkinson, BSc, MSc
(Alberta) and survived by
daughters Anne Langdon-
Davies and Jean Atkinson
and sons Peter Henry
Atkinson and Richard Collier
George V. Ballentine,
BCom'31, December 21, 1983.
William J. Bell, BA'26,
October 22, 1983 in
Vancouver. He is survived by
his wife Ena, daughter
Barbara, BA'59, and son
Jack Bickerton, BSA'34,
November 28, 1983.
Clarence Breen, BEd'56,
February 19, 1983 in
Vancouver. He is survived by
his wife, Carolyn M. Breen
and three sons.
Ottilie Grace Boyd, BA'39,
June, 1983 in Lake Cowichan,
Blake Campbell, BSA'35,
MSA'36, September, 1983 in
Helen Isabel Dawe, BA'35,
BCom'37, BLS (Toronto),
December 28, 1983. A well-
known Sechelt historian, she
had previously worked as a
librarian in Vancouver and at
the provincial library in
Victoria. She is survived by
her mother, Ada Dawe, sister
Billie Steele, nephew Mark
Steele, niece Julie Clarke, and
aunt Jean Whittaker.
William George Dixon,
BA'43, MA (Chicago),
December 4, 1983 in
Vancouver. He was director
of UBC's School of Social
Work from 1957 to 1967. He is
survived by daughter Janice
Neilsen, grandson
Christopher and sister Etta
Victor Leonard Dryer, BA'33,
December 25, 1983 in
Calgary. A B.C. Supreme
Court justice, after a long
career as a labor lawyer and
mediator he was appointed to
the bench in 1963. He is
survived by a daughter,
Linda Fraser of Calgary, and
a son, David of Richmond;
brothers Gordon and Lome,
and six grandchildren.
James Dunn, BA'30, DD
(Knox College), July 6, 1983.
A Presbyterian minister, who
served 24 years as an airforce
padre, he was once decorated
by the French government
with the Croix de Guerre.
James H. Gagnon, BA'40,
BEd'58, June 21, 1982 in
John E. Glen, BA'41, October
6, 1983 in London, England.
Garth Griffiths, BASc'41,
December 13, 1983 in
Tsawwassen. He is survived
by his wife June Griffiths,
BA'38, daughters Anne
Humphries and Margot
Bradbury, sons David Garth
and Harry Evan, sister and
brother-in-law Margaret and
James Fleming, and five
J. D. (Jack) Hetherington,
BASc'45, October 25, 1983 in
Vancouver. The president of
Ralph S. Plant Ltd., a forest
products firm, he was a
member of the Alumni
Association Board of
Management from 1976 to
1980. He is survived by his
wife Audrey and children
Nancy, John, Alan, Michael,
and Laurie and brothers
Ewart, Wordie, Harold and
Edward Brian Jakeman,
BASc'55, December 15, 1983.
He is survived by his wife,
Paula, and four children.
Russell Hebber Blayde
(Davy) Jones, BASc'23, PhD
(Wisconsin), October 26,
1983. He was an assistant
professor of geology at
Washington State University
before going to work for U.S.
Steel. He is survived by his
wife of 51 years, Maurine Hall
Jones, daughters Patricia
Nord and Barbara Pietila, and
three grandchildren, Michael
Nord, Robert and Laurie
Betty Lambert, BA'57,
November 4, 1983 in
Vancouver. The writer of 70
plays, a novel and several
musicals, she was a lecturer
at Simon Fraser University
from 1965 to 1983. She is
survived by a daughter, Ruth
Anne Lambert. A creative
writing award for SFU
students has been established
in her honor.
Robert William Lockie,
BASc'50, October 27, 1983.
He is survived by his wife
and three children.
Harold G. McWilliams,
BA'28, July 29, 1983.
Edward T. Mint, BSc'67,
MSc'70, LLB'73, November 5,
1983. He headed Mint &
Company Barristers and
Solicitors, a Vancouver law
Walter Mudie, BSc'51, July
18, 1983 in Calgary. He was a
senior staff geologist with
Chevron Canada Resources,
Ltd. He is survived by his
wife Gwynneth Edith Mudie;
four sons, Michael, Peter,
David and James; his
stepmother, and two sisters.
Mary Hazel Pallen, BEd'63,
January 17, 1984. She was a
teacher most of her life and at
the time of her retirement
was teaching at Morley
Elementary School in
Burnaby. She is survived by
her husband Stewart, parents
Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Acorn,
brothers Ivan and Glen, and
sisters Shirley and Gerry.
Kathleen Madge Portsmouth,
BA'23, MA'28, October 13,
1983 in Vancouver. Born in
Hampshire, England, she
was a French scholar and a
winner of the first French
government scholarship to
the Sorbonne in 1923. She
taught for many years at
Magee High School. She is
survived by her sister, Irene
Ralph Carr Pybus, LLD'58,
January 4, 1984 in Vancouver.
He received an honorary
Doctor of Laws in 1958, and
was also made an honorary
citizen of Winnipeg, where
he was born and educated.
He is survived by his wife
Blythe, daughters Joan Hare
and Ruth Senner, sons Bruce,
John, Wilfrid, and Glenn, 17
grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren, and sisters
Ruth Pybus and Irene
William John Serson Pye,
BSA'23, October, 1983.
W. Bruce Richardson,
BSA'47, November 17, 1983 in
Langley. He is survived by
his wife Mary, son Michael,
daughters Jane and Sara,
sisters Alice Mould, Phyllis
Nosworthy and Lois
Richardson, three
grandchildren and several
nieces and nephews.
Leonard R. Scherk, BA'65,
MSc'67, PhD'69, May, 1983 in
Ottawa. A theoretical
physicist, he did postdoctoral work in Switzerland,
and later worked in
Vancouver and Ottawa.
Audrey E. Shepherd, BSN'61,
in Castlegar.
James Sinclair, BASc'28, PC,
February 7, 1984 in West
Vancouver. Mr. Sinclair was
federal Liberal fisheries
minister from 1952 to 1957,
and served as Member of
Parliament for Vancouver
North (later Coast-Capilano)
from 1940 to 1958. Though he
was urged to run for the
Liberal leadership against
Lester Pearson in 1957, he
returned to private life and
became president of the
Fisheries Association of B.C.
Later he served as president
of Deeks-McBride Ltd. and
chairman of Lafarge Cement
of North America. His
daughter Margaret married
Prime Minister Pierre
Trudeau in 1971. Mr. Sinclair
is survived by his wife Doris
Kathleen, and daughters
Heather, Janet, Rosalind,
Margaret and Betsy.
Dorothy Blakey Smith,
BA'21, MA'22, MA (Toronto),
PhD (London), December 10,
1983 in Victoria. She was a
professor of English at UBC
for several years and most
recently a member of the
provincial archives in
Victoria. She is survived by
her sister Kathleen Kent and
brother-in-law A. P. Kent,
nephew G. A. Kent, and
niece Jocelyn Zezza. She was
predeceased by her husband
F. S. S. Smith.
Elsie MacGill Soulsby,
Arts'25, BASc (Toronto), MSE
(Michigan), December, 1983.
An honorary member of the
Alumni Association, she was
the first woman to receive an
engineering degree from the
University of Toronto and the
first woman in the world to
received a Masters in
aeronautical engineering.
J. B. Sutherland, BASc'28,
November 8, 1983 in Victoria.
Elisabeth Tubbesing-Tiraby,
BA'68, MA'70, PhD
(Toulouse), Agregee es
Lettres (Paris), January, 1984,
in Toulouse, France. She
taught French and German in
Boston, French briefly at
UBC, and English in
Toulouse, most recently at the
Ecole nationale d'aviation
civile. She is survived by
husband Gerard Tiraby,
children Michele, Annie and
Florence, parents Helene
(BA'65) and Karl Tubbesing,
and sister Ruth Tubbesing,
BA'72, MA'75, MD'81.
Dick Chong Woo, BA'37,
December 8,1983 in
Vancouver. He is survived by
his wife Pansy Yeung,
daughters Nancy, Eugenia,
Patrice, Mogene, son
Kenneth Ian and daughter-in-
law Annie, brother Byng,
sisters Anne, Mary, Susan
and Katherine and many
nieces and nephews. The
Dick Chong Woo Memorial
Scholarship at the Vancouver
School of Theology was
established in his honor.
James Stanley Young, BA'49,
BEd-E'58, January 18, 1984 in
Vancouver. He is survived by
his wife Eunice, daughter
Linda and son-in-law Mike
McKone, grandchildren Brian
and Heather, and brother     •
24   Chronicle/Spring 1984 UBC reports
Published as a supplement to the UBC Alumni Chronicle by Information Services, University of B.C., 6238 Memorial Road, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5. No. 19, Spring, 1984. Jim Banham and Lorie
Chortyk, editors.
UBC's Bleak Week — the one that
began on Jan. 15 — started with
bright winter sunshine and ended
with rain-filled storm clouds, as if to
match the gloomy decisions made on
Jan. 18 and 19 by the University's
Senate and Board of Governors.
The decisions made at the back-to-
back meetings of UBC's two main
governing bodies were the culmination of months of committee work
and administrative planning that
began in August of 1983 when the
University finally learned how much
money it would have for operating
purposes more than five months
after the April 1 start of its 1983-84
fiscal year.
UBC's new president, Dr. K.
George Pedersen, laid out the bad
news at a faculty meeting on Dec. 6.
In summary, he told UBC's teachers
and researchers that a 1983-84 fiscal
shortfall of nearly $5.8 million, plus
an anticipated 6-per-cent cut in provincial operating grants in 1984-85,
plus increases in utility costs and
allowances for inflation added up to
an estimated shortfall of $18 million
in the next fiscal year.
There were only two ways open to
the University to meet the shortfall,
the president told the Dec. 6 meeting: increase revenue by boosting
student tuition fees and decrease expenditures through measures that included consolidation of comparable
academic and administrative activities, voluntary early retirements
and layoffs of individual employees
and the selective elimination/reduction of academic and support units.
The president emphasized that
even a proposed 33-per-cent tuition-
fee increase in 1984-85 would mean a
revenue increase of only about $6
million, one-third of the estimated
shortfall. The $12 million balance
would have to be made up through
expenditure reductions in UBC's 12
faculties. Three days after the Dec. 6
meeting, UBC deans began the budget-planning exercise on the basis of
target figures in proportion to each
faculty's share of the University's
general operating budget.
On Jan. 18, UBC's academic parlia-
ment, the Senate, approved a series
of recommendations from its admissions committee to limit first-year
enrolment in September to about
3,250 students — 447 fewer than
were admitted in September of 1983.
The criterion for admission will be
the student's academic record in
Grades 11 and 12.
The committee's rationale for imposing the enrolment restriction was
simple: "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."
The following day, the Board of
Governors approved student tuition
fee increases for 1984-85 averaging
33 per cent. For students taking a
normal load in the Faculties of Arts
and Science, the new tuition fee will
be $1,155, an increase of nearly 31 per
cent for first-year students, who have
been paying less than students in
other years, who face increases of
25.68 per cent. Other sample fees in
1984-85: engineering programs —
$1,500 (up 24.17 per cent); Education
— $1,155 (up 25.68 to 30.9 per cent
depending on year level); Forestry —
$1,500 (up 35.99 per cent); Law —
1,550 (up 34.20 per cent); Medicine
and Dentistry — $2,000 (up 31.32 per
The increases are expected to bring
in about $7 million, with $1 million of
the extra fee income being returned
to students in the form of financial
The Board also approved differential fees for foreign students who
enrol for the first time at UBC in 1984.
They will pay tuition fees 50 per cent
higher than those paid by Canadian
students, but 25 per cent of the income from this source will be available for financial aid to foreign
students only.
The expenditure-cutting exercise
by UBC's faculties and administrative units continued during
January under the coordination of
academic vice-president Dr. Robert
Smith with the assistance of a panel
of four faculty members.
The provincial budget, unveiled on
Feb. 20, reduced the general purposes operating grant for the three
universities by five per cent instead
of the anticipated six, a reduction
which still translates into a "formidable deficit," President Pedersen
said. As this issue of UBC Reports
went to press, the Universities Council had not met to apportion the
global grant to the universities.
When UBC's share of the grant is
known, Dr. Smith will make recommendations to the president aimed at
meeting the shortfall. Dr. Pedersen,
in turn, will make recommendations
to the Board of Governors and
Senate. The final step in the budget-
cutting process will be approval by
the Board of Governors of a 1984-85
operating budget recommended by
Dr. Pedersen.
Maintenance of the quality of
UBC's academic programs will be uppermost in the minds of administrators as they wrestle with the problem of balancing the University's
operating budget. The Senate admissions committee's decision to recommend enrolment limitations "in
order to maintain the quality of
education" was an echo of President
Pedersen's closing statement to the
Dec. 6 faculty meeting: "These are
difficult times for the University, but
I am confident we will come through
them, if not unscathed, at least with
the full assurance that we have kept
paramount the commitment to excellence for which this University is
Chronicle/Spring 1984   25 President K. George Pedersen has established a committee to advise him on ways in which UBC
JTyW*>^> ^^^,,1.^   might better serve Native Indian people and communities in B.C. Co-chairing the 13-member com-
H* ^rm. _ _l^2l_PCJrtS   mittee are Verna Kirkness, director of Indian education in the Faculty of Education, and Thomas R.
* Berger, a former justice of the B.C. Supreme Court who holds an appointment as a visiting adjunct
professor in UBC's Faculty of Law.
Dr. Hector Williams with resistivity meter used in exploration in Greece.
UBC archeologists
are digging up the past
in Greece with a little
help from the
technological revolution
Classical archeologists at the
University of B.C. are using
sophisticated electronic equipment
originally developed for mineral
prospecting to help them find the
buried ruins of ancient Greek cities.
Readings obtained with the equipment, when fed into a desktop,
battery-operated computer, can provide archeologists with an almost instant black-and-white outline of
buildings which have been covered
over for centuries in remote areas of
The equipment was used for the
first time in Greece this past summer
by a Canadian archeological team
headed by Dr. Hector Williams of the
UBC classics department, who has
just returned to the campus after a
two-year stint as the first director of
the Canadian Archeological Institute
in Athens.
Dr. Williams and UBC graduate Dr.
Tom Boyd, who now teaches at the
University of Texas, first used the
26    Chronicle/Sprmg 1984 (JBC reports
The CKNW Orphan's Fund has made the single largest donation in its four-year history to UBC. The
fund is providing $400,000 to endow a position to be known as the CKNW Chair in Pediatric
Immunology in UBC's Faculty of Medicine. It will be the first chair of pediatric immunology in any
Canadian university. Pediatric immunology is a recent area of study which focuses on childhood
diseases as well as a host of other ailments.
equipment to partially plot the layout
of a unique Greek city called Stym-
phalos high in the Arcadian mountains of the Peloponnese peninsula
some three hours drive southwest of
"What makes Stymphalos
unique," Dr. Williams said, "is that
it is one of a handful of known cities
in Greece that was planned. It was
laid out on a grid plan in long blocks
30 metres wide behind fortified
To plot the layout of the town, the
ruins of which are some 50 to 75 centimetres below the surface, the
classicists brought with them equipment which is based on the principle
of electrical resistivity and a proton
magnetometer that measured the intensity of the magnetic field at any
point on the site.
The electrical resistivity equipment
involves passing an electrical current
between two electrodes. If there happens to be a buried wall between the
electrodes the current passes more
slowly between them and gives a
higher resistance readout on the surface equipment. Similarly, the proton
magnetometer will give a higher
readout if a wall happens to be under
the area where the magnetic field is
Computer programmed
The data obtained from these readings are then fed into a Japanese-
made Epson computer programmed
to print out a plan on a scale of 1 to
The archeological survey team
divided the Greek town site into
scores of 20 x 20-metre squares and
took measurements every metre
within each grid. The 400 measurements from each grid were then
entered into the computer and within
a few minutes a 40 X 40 millimetre,
black-and-white outline of what lay
beneath the surface of any grid appeared. By piecing the outlines
together, the archeologists are
building up a plan of the ancient city.
"The method is very cheap," Dr.
Williams said, "and a team of three
of four persons can cover an area of
at least a hectare a week. When we
actually get permission to dig on the
site, having the town plan will enable
us to avoid haphazard digging and to
zero in on important sites."
Since presenting the results of the
survey at an archeological meeting in
Athens early in September, Dr. Williams has been deluged with requests
from colleagues working in the
Mediterannean area for more information on the method.
"One of the major questions we
want to try and answer about Stymphalos," said Dr. Williams, "is why
a planned town was built high in the
mountains of this backwater area of
Greece. We suspect that it may be a
town specially built by returning
mercenary soldiers, who sold their
services to the highest bidder.
Compare block sizes
"And one of the reasons we want
to get exact measurements of the size
of the blocks at Stymphalos is to
compare them with those in other
planned Greek cities to see if there
are common characteristics."
The archeological team also carried
out a surface survey of the countryside surrounding the buried city
and discovered a giant Roman aqueduct three kilometres long and identified three cemeteries with a dozen
inscribed tombstones.
The archeologists are involved in a
race against time. "The local farmers
are planning to extend the area under
cultivation around the city," Dr.
Williams said, "and they're now
equipped with tractor-drawn plows
that can cause serious disturbance of
an archeological site."
The geophysical equipment was
also used by the Canadian archeologists in the summer of 1983 at the
city of Mytilene on the island of
Lesbos, the third largest of the Greek
islands, which is just off the coast of
Turkey in the northeast Aegean Sea.
"The Canadian institute," Dr.
Williams said, "has been invited by
the town council of Mytilene, a
modern town of some 25,000 people,
to excavate the ancient ruins on the
acropolis of the city. So far as I know,
this is the first time that any archeological group has been invited to
undertake such a project in Greece.
Normally a team will identify a site
and then seek permission from the
local and national governments to
undertake excavations."
Part of the reason for the invitation,
Dr. Williams said, is that the Greeks
of   the   area,   descendents   of   the
Aeolic-speaking group which settled
the area thousands of years ago, are
upset that so little work has been
done on their ancient culture.
"The mayor of the town learned
from mutual friends that the Canadian institute was looking for a major
project extending over a long period
of time. The town council voted
unanimously to ask us to undertake
the project. The work on Lesbos,
which could extend over a period of
up to 100 years, could open up a
whole new chapter in the history of
ancient Greece."
Permission to undertake the project came in record time. The mayor
of Mytilene flew to Athens to meet
with Dr. Williams and Melina Mer-
couri, the former movie star who is
now minister of culture in the Greek
government, and a permit to undertake preliminary work on Lesbos
followed shortly after.
"The problem at Mytilene," Prof.
Williams said, "is that the modern
city lies over the top of the ancient
one. However, the town's acropolis
— the highest part of the town —
has been kept free of modern
"But even here there are problems.
On top of the ancient buildings are
castles successively built by the
Byzantines, the Franks (who conquered Greece in the middle ages)
and by Turkish invaders.
"So there has probably been a
great deal of disturbance of the
ancient remains. Next spring we plan
to open up some areas on the acropolis and do selective excavations on
targets that we've identified."
Institute well launched
In general, Dr. Williams believes
the Canadian Institute of Archeology
at Athens has been well launched. In
addition to initiating archeological
projects, Prof. Williams has been promoting Canadian culture in Greece in
recognition of the contribution the
federal government makes to the institute's operations.
Recent activities in Greece include
a film festival of outstanding National Film Board shorts and a concert by a Victoria pianist who now
lives in London. In December, an exhibit of works by Nootka artist Joe
David opened in the National Gallery
of Greece under the auspices of the
Chronicle/Spring 1984    27 A new diagnostic and assessment clinic for Alzheimer disease was opened recently at the Health
Sciences Centre Hospital on campus. Long known as "senility" the condition was thought of as vir-
m. I Kl^ rdU^MTtS tually inevitable in the elderly. Medical researchers now think it is a specific disease that can strike at
any adult age and that it is not the natural result of aging. There are about 23,000 cases of Alzheimer
disease in B.C.
Psychologists now under one roof
Flexible building result of 10 years of planning
Members of UBC's Department of
Psychology are finally getting
After years of functioning in five
locations scattered across campus,
the department, one of the largest
psychology departments in Canada,
will move under one roof in the new
Psychology Building at the corner of
West Mall and University Boulevard.
The move into the new building
will be particularly satisfying for two
members of the department — Psychology head Peter Suedfeld and his
assistant Jim Gove.
"It marks the end of 10 years of
planning and preparation," says Dr.
Suedfeld, who, along with Gove was
involved in everything from submitting the original proposal for the
building to choosing the color of
paint for the stair railings. "We'll be
moving in the first week of February
and we hope to be fully operational
there by the end of the month."
The four-storey structure consists
almost entirely of research and office
space and contains some of the most
advanced equipment for psychology
research in any Canadian university.
"I think the new facilities will have
a significant effect on the type of
research we'll be able to carry out in
the department," says Dr. Suedfeld.
"The new building has specialized
facilities that will allow us to do
studies   that   just   weren't   feasible
before. For example, it is equipped
with rooms with one-way vision
screens which will enable faculty
members in the areas of social,
developmental, and clinical psychology to do studies on behavior
that weren't possible in our present
The department has 43 faculty
members and close to 500 honors,
majors and graduate students in addition to performing a service function for several thousand students in
other UBC faculties. Although there
is some teaching space in the new
building for students at the third-and
fourth-year undergraduate and graduate levels, most undergraduate
teaching will continue in the Scarfe,
Angus and Buchanan buildings.
There are two types of research
space in the new building — general
labs that can be used by a number of
different researchers, and "dedicated" space which is geared for a
specific type of research.
"Some researchers have a suite of
rooms if their work requires it,"
explains Dr. Suedfeld. "In my work,
for example, I use sound-proof
chambers and my space is set up
specifically for this, whereas the oneway viewing rooms will be used by a
number of faculty members within
the department."
Dr. Suedfeld adds that the dedicated  space  can  be  adapted  quite
easily to suit new researchers and
research projects.
Although Dr. Suedfeld will continue his teaching duties and
research at their present level, his
stay in the department head's office
lasts only until June 30, when he
takes up duties as UBC's dean of
Graduate Studies.
"In a way it's ironic that after 10
years of planning I'll be here in an
administrative capacity for only six
months," he says. "But I plan to
spend a lot of time in the new
The ground floor of the new
building houses a psychology clinic,
a first for the psychology department.
"We have a number of clinical psychologists in the department and a
number of students training in this
area," says Dr. Suedfeld. "As in the
past, students will do some of then-
clinical work at the psychiatric unit of
the Health Sciences Centre Hospital
and at various other locations in the
Lower Mainland, but now we'll be
able to do a lot of training right in the
"In addition to the teaching function of the clinic, researchers will be
able to test treatments on patients to
determine which are the most effective, and develop new forms of treat-
ments for various behavior
28    Chronicle/Spring 1984 UBC reports
Three projects are under way at UBC to try to reduce or eliminate the need for laboratory animals in
medical teaching and research. The projects were initiated by UBC and the B.C. SPCA. Dr. John
McNeill, chairman of UBC's committee on the use of animals in research, says that in addition to
humane considerations, substitute methods are usually faster, more accurate and less expensive.
Psychology head Peter Suedfeld, right, and his assistant Jim Gove have reason
to smile. After years of planning the new Psychology Building is now a reality.
Enrolment at the University of
British Columbia is up more than
1,000 students for the 1983-84 winter
session, largest single year increase
since 1974-75.
The record total this year is 28,317,
better than 6 per cent ahead of the
27,309 students a year ago.
The totals are as of Dec. 1, annual
reporting date to Statistics Canada.
More than 70 per cent of the increase is in the Faculty of Arts, where
enrolment is up 718 students, to
6,787. There are 299 more students in
the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and
226 more in the Faculty of Science.
Some 77 per cent of this year's
students are fulltime, highest
full time percentage since 1977-78.
Total daytime enrolment this year
is 26,175, an increase of 1,504.
Here is the faculty by faculty
breakdown for daytime enrolment,
with 1982-83 totals in brackets:
Agricultural Sciences 389 (394),
Applied Science 2,558 (2,560), Arts
6,787 (6,069), Commerce and Business Administration 1,706 (1,733),
Dentistry 197 (200), Education 2,873
(2,808), Forestry 401 (378), Graduate
Studies 4,020 (3,721), Law 684 (683),
Medicine 979 (952), Pharmaceutical
Sciences 363 (334), Science 4,097
Qualifying year students are up
eight at 48, unclassified students are
up 135 at 995, there are nine more
auditors, at 27, and senior citizen
enrolment is unchanged at 51.
John Chase, director of Institutional Analysis and Planning, said
this year's enrolment figures show
that the demand for a university
education is there.
Dr. Chase said that because of
enrolment restrictions in most of the
professional faculties, many students
likely were going into Arts, Science
and Education with the hope of being
able to transfer later.
Chronicle/Spring 1984   29 QBC reports
A UBC faculty member and a UBC graduate won two of the three gold medals awarded annually by
the B.C. Science Council for outstanding achievements in the natural, applied and health sciences.
Awarded the 1983 gold medal in the health sciences was Dr. John Brown of the physiology department in UBC's Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Brown is the leader of a research group that has discovered
two hormones that regulate the gastro-intestinal tract. UBC graduate Dr. John Hayward, now a
faculty member at the University of Victoria, was awarded a gold medal for his research on a thermal
flotation jacket.
Bruce Gellatly, above, a vice-
president of the University of
Waterloo since 1970, became UBC's
vice-president of finance on Jan. 1.
Mr. Gellatly is a graduate of the
University of Western Ontario and
the Graduate School of Business Administration at Harvard University.
He spent five years in private industry before becoming comptroller
of the University of Waterloo in 1957.
He became treasurer and chief financial officer in 1966, and was named
vice-president, finance and operations, four years later.
Two graduate students in UBC's
creative writing department have
won the 1983 Norma Epstein Award,
one of the country's most prestigious
student prizes.
Brian Burke and Richard Stevenson will share the $1,000 award,
which is given annually for the best
book-length unpublished manuscript
submitted in the nation-wide competition.
Richard Stevenson's contribution
was a collection of poems entitled
Driving Offensively. The poems are set
in Borno State, Nigeria, where Mr.
Stevenson taught for two years.
Mr. Burke received the award for a
series of thematically connected
stories entitled Watching the Whales
Jump and Other Stories.
Prof. William Unruh, above, of
UBC's physics department has won
both prestigious Steacie awards this
The Steacie Fellowship from the
Natural Science and Engineering
Research Council of Canada will pay
his salary for up to two years, allowing him to concentrate full-time on
research into theoretical physics.
He also won the Steacie Prize from
the National Research Council.
Worth $5,000, the prize is awarded
annually to a scientist under 40 for
outstanding work. Dr. Unruh is an
expert on the dense astronomical
bodies known as black holes.
Prof. Peter Suedfeld will resign as
head of UBC's psychology department to take up duties as the new
dean of the Faculty of Graduate
Studies on July 1.
He succeeds Dean Peter Larkin,
who will continue as UBC's associate
vice-president for research and a professor of animal resource ecology.
Dr. Suedfeld joined UBC as head of
the Department of Psychology in
1972, after five years as chairman of
the psychology department at
Rutgers University in New Jersey. He
is widely known for his research in
the area of sensory deprivation.
UBC's Board of Governors also
recently approved the appointment
of new heads for the Department of
Mathematics in the Faculty of Science
and the Department of Animal
Science in the Faculty of Agricultural
The new head of the mathematics
department is Prof. Maurice Sion,
above, a 23-year member of the UBC
faculty and an expert in the field of
measure theory.
Taking up duties as head of the
animal science department is Prof.
Robert Blair, who comes to UBC
from the University of Saskatchewan
where he was a member of the
Department of Animal and Poultry
Science and a director of the Prairie
Swine Production Research Centre.
Dominic Barton, a fourth-year student in honors Economics at UBC,
has won the 1984 Rhodes Scholarship for British Columbia.
The scholarship, which is awarded
on the basis of literary and scholastic
attainment, success in sports, and
public service and leadership, will
enable Mr. Barton to study at Oxford
University for two years, with an option for a third year.
He plans to study either law or
politics and economics, and is particularly interested in the area of
Third World development.
30   Chronicle/Spring 1984 Woodland Indian Artist
Benjamin Chee Chee
Alumni Media is pleased to present 9 reproductions of works by the late Benjamin Chee Chee.
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A mainly self-taught artist, Chee Chee was a prominent member of the second
generation of woodland Indian painters.
Unlike many of his contemporaries who employed direct and "primitive"
means, Chee Chee's work was influenced by modern abstraction. His style
reduced line and image in keeping with international modern art.
At the age of 32, at the height of his success, Chee Chee died tragically by suicide.
These reproductions are printed on high quality, textured stock and measure
__ Friends
D Proud Male
G Spring Flight
B Swallou
C Good Morning
E Mother & Child
F Sun Bird
H Wait For Me
I Autumn Flight
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