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Volume 48
Number 3
Winter 1994
Board of Management
Elected Members
Chris Petty, MFA'86
Debra L Browning,
Assistant Editor
Dale Fuller
Past President
Jim Stich,
BSc7l, DMD75
Margot Dear
Zoe Landale
Sr. Vke President
Al Poettcker,
Marjorie Simmins
Mary Trainer
Dickson Wong,
Members-at-Lorge '94-'96
Chris Bendl, BSc'9l
Pamela Friedrich, BA'67
Main Library in the fall (or any other season)
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is the visual, intellectual and spiritual heart
of the university. It's bursting at the seams,
Members-at-large '93- '95
Beryl March. BA'42, MSA'62, DSc(Hon)'88
Patricia Smith, BA'80, LLB'85
though, and plans are underway for a four-
phased development. Photo by Chris Petty.
Grace Wong, BEd'74, MBA'83
Executive Director
Agnes Papke, BSc(Agr)'66
Editorial Committee
Ron Burke
Steve Crombie
Katie Eliot
Dale Fuller
Chris Petty
Sue Watts
Carla Weaver
Don Wells
The UBC Alumni Chronicle is published 3
times annually by the UBC Alumni
Association, 6251 Cecil Green Park Road,
Vancouver, B.C., V6T IZI. It is distributed
free to all graduates of UBC. Member,
Council for the Advancement and Support
of Education
Printed in Canada
by Mitchell Press
ISSN 0824-1279
Branches Report
The Alumni Association has some exciting plans for all
you alumni who don't live in the Lower Mainland. We
want you to get involved!
On the Road with the President
Your selfless editor takes the Buick LaSabre in
hand and tours the Kootenays with President
Strangway and Bob Philip, Athletics Director.
The New Library Centre
The "information super-highway" is revolutionizing how
you get information, and the UBC Library is preparing
for the future with new technology and a new space.
Catching Your Breath in the Electronic Library
Our techno-peasant reporter dives into the murky
waters of the virtual library
and comes out with big game: knowledge.
Alumni News
Debra Browning's Column
David Strangway's Column
Alumna Profile
Faculty News
Class Acts
© Funding Cuts Short-Sighted
Recent speculations by federal Human Resources Minister Lloyd
Axworthy about proposed changes to federal transfer payments to
the provinces have caused great concern within B.C.'s educational
community. Under the changes, cash transfer payments for post secondary
education, currently worth about $300 million to B.C., would be stopped and replaced
with an enhanced loan program for students.
This plan, if carried out, will have a direct
effect on UBC and on the B.C. economy.
Most of us take it as an article of faith that
government must cut spending to help eliminate our nation's debt, stimulate economic
development and ensure Canada's fiscal health
into the 21st Century. But we must take care
that these cuts do not harm the very
economy they are designed to help.
Decreasing university funding is harmful for a number of reasons. Many
of our industries and medical facilities depend on the research and development done at UBC and other universities. Canada already spends fewer dollars per capita on research and development than most other industrialized
nations do, and a further reduction in spending will impair Canada's ability to
deliver new jobs to the work force and new opportunities to industry. Universities, because of the work they do, are integral to our economic health
and make up one of the principal economic drivers of the nation.
Another negative effect of decreased university funding is the burden
such cuts will put on students. Our ability to provide the very best education is compromised every time we are forced to cut a program, cancel a
class or eliminate an instructor's position. As well, universities will likely be
forced to increase tuition fees to make up some of the lost revenue. Increased tuition will result in restricted access for students with limited financial resources, and gives an unfair advantage to children from families whose
resources can cover any increase. It also means that many students will have
huge debt loads to carry before they even begin to earn an income.
None of this begins to address the cultural and social value of a university to our society. With more pressures put on universities to tighten their
belts, and with more limits put on students' accessibility to a first-class education, we as a society are less able to thrive in a competitive world.
It is not clear how our provincial government will react to these cuts if
they come. The province has never formally linked the transfer payments
with core funding for various programs. But with governments at all levels
struggling to balance budgets and cut expenditures, it seems unlikely that
universities will be spared.
Mr. Axworthy's plan to end transfer payments to the provinces for university funding is a regressive measure that will result in more harm than
good. It should be reconsidered.
We invite your comments on this topic or any other topic of concern to
the university or the Alumni Association.
Debra Browning, LLB'80, President, UBC Alumni Association
Are you an Alpha Delta Pi from
days gone by? Join the hundreds of
Beta Kappa alumnae who have
joined and become reacquainted.
Please contact Ann McCutcheon at
(604) 669-372S. Following the Annual General Meeting on October
19th, the alumnae group will continue to assist the collegiate "deltas"
with their year's activities and goals.
Call Ann to get involved!
Alpha Omicron Pi has yet another year full of events planned.
On November 17th there was a
meeting at Lil Holson's house. December 8 is the date set for a gathering of families at a Christmas
carol party with potluck desserts at
809 Sawcut in False Creek,Vancouver. Founder's Day is January 8th at
Judit Spence's home at 4128 Virginia
Crescent, North Vancouver, beginning at 2:00 pm. Formal Ritual will
be held at that time. The February
meeting will be a focus on women's
issues with a guest speaker (location
to be announced). Elections are in
March, installation of new officers in
April and the annual Rose Tea at
Honoree's home in May. June is reserved for the family BBQ.AOA
will be celebrating its 65th year in
Vancouver in 1996 and the 100th
anniversary in New York City in
1997.Those interested in any of the
above events can call Marjorie
Stevens at 879-0255.
Commerce held its business
breakfast with Arthur Griffiths as
guest speaker, on November 16th.
Mr. Griffiths heads the Northwest
Entertainment Group, parent company to the NHLVancouver
Canucks, the NBA Vancouver Griz-
Come "YAC" the Night Away!
vJBG S Young Alumni Connections (YAC) is getting together this
December to celebrate the holiday season.We're holding a reception on
December 8th at 7:30 pm at Cecil Green Park. If you are interested in
attending, please RSVP by sending in the reply slip below.
Yes, I'm interested in YAC!
Please phone me with details!
Q I would like to attend the Christmas event.
Q I am interested in volunteering on the YAC Committee.
Q Add me to the YAC newsletter mailing list.
Name: _
Phone: (h)
Postal Code
Return to:   UBC Alumni Association
Attn: Young Alumni Connections
625 I Cecil Green Park Road
Vancouver, B.C.,V6T IZI
Phone: 822-8917 Fax: 822-8928
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter, 1994 NEWS
zlies and the Northwest Arena Corporation, the company that owns
and operates the $160 million multipurpose sports and entertainment
facility at General Motors Place. At
this event, the latest of an ongoing
series presented by the Commerce
division, he offered his insights into
the impact that the new arena and
sports franchise are expected to
have on Vancouver businesses, including spin-off benefits to local operations and anticipated future development in the area surrounding
GM Place.
He and his wife, Joanne, have
been instrumental in the creation of
the Canuck Foundation, which is
currently raising funds to establish
and operate Canuck Place, the first
free-standing children's hospice in
North America. The division was
proud to donate $5 from every
ticket sold to the Canuck Foundation. Our next breakfast will be held
in Spring 1995. Details will be announced in the next issue of the
Chronicle. If you are interested in
assisting us in organizing or marketing the next breakfast, or would like
to be on our breakfast contact list,
contact Marlene King at the Alumni
Association office, (604) 822-8923.
Upcoming Events: Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21,
1995, Waterfront Centre Hote/.The
Commerce Undergraduate Society
(CUS) and the Commerce Graduate
Society (CGS) are combining forces
to host an international conference,
a unique view of the business world
from a Vancouver perspective. The
theme of this conference is "Emerging Markets in the Pacific Rim. "
Countries such as Vietnam, Malaysia,
Indonesia and India will be the focus
as participants explore the opportunities, in   both business ventures
and careers, that are available as
these countries emerge in the international economic scene. Speakers
and participants will have a unique
Old rugby coaches don't die, they move to Fiji
Brian Wightman, UBC's rugby coach in the 1960s, visited Vancouver
while in B.C. lor the Commonwealth Games. Many old players and
friends came out to a reception and recalled, among other things, the
12-game tour of eastern Canada Wightman organized in 1966. The
team won 1 1 and lost one.
"Winky" Wightman infused a love for the game in his players
and a belief that the third half was just as important as the other two.
He has lived in Fiji since he left B.C., and is the zone development
officer for the Oceania Olympic Committee. He is shown here in the
middle, surrounded by some of his friends and former players.
opportunity to interact and share
experiences about doing business in
the Pacific Rim. Judging from the
success of last year's conference, we
can look forward to another top-
quality event. For more information
about this conference, contact either Min Kim at the CUS office
(phone 604-822-3798 or fax 604-
822-0970) or Hanna Krause at the
CGS office (phone 604-822-8539).
Dentistry held its Third Annual
Dental Alumni Reception on October I 3th at the Pan Pacific Hotel, in
conjunction with the FDI Convention. The new dean, Dr. Edwin Yen,
was introduced, and enjoyed the
opportunity to meet about 160 dentistry alumni. Our thanks to Ron
Suh of Bisco Dental Products
(Canada Inc.) for sponsoring the
Geography awarded the 1994 Distinguished Geographer Award to
Greg Halsey-Brandt, mayor of Richmond, on Friday, October 14th.This
award was presented by Chris
LeTourneur, president of the division, and Dr. Lewis Robinson, honorary president, at the division's
1994 AGM and Homecoming social.
The event was held at the Geography building on campus, and over
seventy-five alumni, faculty and students joined together to celebrate
Rehabilitation Sciences held its
1994 Homecoming event on Sunday,
October 16 at Cecil Green Park.
About eighty Rehab alumni, faculty
and students attended the evening
event, which was combined with the
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i   the UJjL-i   -i—i I
Annual rund
We're off to a
great start!
Thanks to people like you,
we have already reached 'A of
our $1.6-million goal for
People Helping People
The UBC Annual Fund is
about people helping people.
It's about alumni, faculty,
staff, students, parents,
friends and corporations
joining together to support
university and faculty
Our thanks go to all donors
who have already participated this year.  It takes the
support ol everyone to make
the Annual Fund a success!
Say "Yes!" by
Phone, Fax or Mail!
If you haven't yet participated in this year's Annual
Fund, a student or a volunteer will be phoning you.
Please say "Yes!" when you
receive our call.  Your annual
gift helps provide the best
possible education for our
Remember—if your donation
is post-marked before
December 31, 1994, you will
receive a 1994 tax receipt.
So, phone, fax or mail us
your donation today!  You
can send a cheque or use
your Visa or MasterCard.
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Fax:  (604)822-8151
Thank You!
UBC Aiumni Chronicle, Winter, 1994 NEWS
Universities as Patrons ofthe Arts
The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery will open to the public in
the spring of l995.This in itself is an important milestone in UBC's
history. For the first time, we will have a permanent home for the
university's art collection and a venue for visiting exhibitions that meets all
international standards for display, security,
care and handling of fine art.
But the opening signals an even more important milestone: the gallery is the first of a series of new facilities that will realize Norman
Mackenzie's vision of nearly 50 years ago.
After World War II, when returning soldiers
filled UBC classrooms to overflowing, then-
president Norman Mackenzie began to develop the modern-day concept of this university. One of his most ambitious ideas was to
turn the north end of the campus into a centre for creative and performing arts, with theatres, workshops and studio
spaces for both work and presentation.
Leadership in the creative and performing arts is a hallmark of UBC.
When both the university and the province were simpler places, companies
from UBC toured the province with plays and musical productions, beginning
in 1920 with the Players' Club and its first tour of B.C.
Since then, we have developed degree programs in music, film, fine arts,
theatre and creative writing—a range of offerings matched by few Canadian
universities.Talented young men and women around British Columbia and
the rest of Canada have gravitated to UBC since these programs were established, and they, in turn, took their training and skills back to their own communities to entertain and to teach. In a very real sense, universities such as
UBC have evolved into modern day patrons of the arts in our communities.
Our degree programs have also produced a large pool of talent ready to
take advantage of the opportunities currently available in B.C. in the film and
television industry. UBC-trained writers, actors, directors, artists and musicians are having a real impact on the industry, and are making their names
known across North America.
As more of our facilities open, the university's role will become even
more important. Earlier this year we broke ground for the new Chan Centre
for the Performing Arts.This centre will be a magnet for creative and performing arts, and will contain a superb, 1,400-seat auditorium, the Chan
Shun Auditorium, which will meet Vancouver's need for a mid-sized performance hall. It will also contain the 200-seat BC Tel Studio and the 150-seat
Royal Bank Cinema.The Chan Centre, along with the Belkin Gallery, the
completed Phase I of the Library, the restored Rose Garden and the
parkade, will establish the north end of the campus as an area where artists
of all kinds can congregate, work and create in a stimulating, vibrant environment.
It will also ensure the continuation of a long-time tradition at UBC, and
enhance UBC's role as a cultural innovator for British Columbia and Canada.
David Strangway, President, UBC
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introductory 1994 mentor gathering. Mentors and their matched students (mentorees?) mingled and arranged for future meeting times,
and awards of appreciation were
given to outgoing alumni representatives. As well, the new director
of Rehabilitation Sciences, Dr.
Angelo Belcastro, was introduced.
Judging by the enthusiasm of the
participants and Dr. Belcastro's
planned activities, this year promises to be a good one for the School
of Rehabilitation Medicine, its
alumni division and its mentorship
program. For more information
about the Rehabilitation Sciences
Alumni Division or the mentorship
program, please contact Sue Kozak
at 872-0245.
Social Work held its AGM at Cecil
Green Park on October 26th.
School Director Elaine Soltar discussed current trends and issues
and then introduced three faculty
members. Sharon Manson-Singer,
Mary Russell and Richard Sullivan
presented findings from their research on AIDS in ethnic communities, a program for abusive men and
youth in care. They were well received by about 50 alumni and
guests, who also expressed interest
in the division's activities.
The division's Friends of the
School program, in its second year,
is now providing volunteers each
week day to assist students in the
Reading Room; additional volunteers and material will be much appreciated. Division board members
are working with the school to promote social work education programs and events. We will again
sponsor telethons to raise funds for
the school; the first is scheduled for
November 23rd. For further information, please call Marty Lund at
'73 Mining Engineering
A dedicated group gathered at the
UBC Golf Club on the evening of
Friday, Aug. 5 to tell stories and become reunited. Weather was perfect
the next day for a bar-b-que and the
class carried on.
'73 Civil Engineering
Held on Aug. 6 & 7, this reunion
was a great success, with 25 of the
34 class members attending, some
from as far away as Atlanta Georgia
and Toronto. Plans are already being
made for the next reunion in 1998.
'84 Forestry
August 9 & 10: Friday night reception and bar-b-cue at the Botanical
Gardens. Class members arrived
from all over B.C.; Williams Lake,
Port Mellon, Nanaimo, Castlegar. All
events were well attended.
Class of '44
A great reunion, August 15 & 17,
with an great turnout. This class was
the smallest of the 1940's due to
the war effort, but this reunion had
a higher attendance than many others. Class members took a campus
tour on the 15th, and a Royal Hudson Railroad trip on the 17th. The
train trip was an adventurous undertaking and worked very well for
March Receives Honour
Association member-at-large Beryl
March, a professor emerita in the
department of Animal Science,
was awarded the Queen's
Commemorative Medal during
Canada's 125th Birthday celebration. Congrats, Beryl.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter, 1994 NEWS
Cruising with the Chancellor
That's right. Accompanying you on the Panama Canal Cruise will be
UBC's Chancellor Bob Lee and his wife Lily. Both Bob and Lily have
travelled extensively around the world, and both are approachable,
knowledgeable and fun to be with: they're nice people. Join the Lee's as
you cruise the sunny Caribbean and visit such exotic ports of call as
Martinique; St. George, Grenada; Caracas, Venezuela and Curacao. A
fantastic cruise with great companions.
yard Islands-
'larch 7
Jew Zealand
Druary 2-18
Trans Panama Canal
February 28 - March 11
Waterways of Holland
June 8-19
lh Coast & Greek I sis
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ka Passage
'July 3-15
tediterranean Cruise
August 28 - September 10
Three Great Rivers of Europe
September 15 - 28
China Adventure
jtryside & Riviera
those grads who wanted to spend
time talking with old pals. People
came from as far away as Florida
and New Brunswick.The Association prepared a book of collected
biographies as a memento of the
'64 Medicine
Sept. 2-5: The class organized this
successful reunion.
Class of *34
Another gala Diamond Anniversary
Reunion. Forty-six class members
and their guests enjoyed lunch at
Cecil Green Park, a campus bus
tour and a reception at Norman
MacKenzie House. A book of collected biographies of class members
is being prepared, and being distributed to class members. That class
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Thanks, Jim
Past President Jim Stich
admires his retirement
gold watch (a snazzy
Alumni desk clock,
actually), and prepares to
shake hands all around.
Jim handed over the
gavel to Debra Browning
at this year's ACM held in
The Awards Committee is calling for nominations for the
following awards:
Alumni Award of Distinction
Honorary Alumnus Award
Outstanding Young Alumnus
Blythe Eagles Volunteer Award
Faculty Citation
The nomination deadline is January 31, 1995. For more
information, or to receive a nomination form, please call
our office at (604) 822-3313.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter, 1994 NEWS
Alumna Profile:
Heather Browne Prince
Heather Browne Prince gave up the day job to
pursue her writing. It's a good thing, too.
Writer Heather Browne Prince, who graduated from UBC in
1993, recently won the Alfred G. Bailey Award—for the
second time. The award, open to Maritime authors, is
given for a book-length manuscript of poetry. Prince won it in 1994 for
her collection, "How Quietly the Big Animals," and in 1990 for "A White
Gift" The latter forms the backbone of her just-released book of poetry,
Knowledge in the Hands.
Why did Prince, who lives
in New Brunswick, choose UBC
to get her master's degree in
Creative Writing? "I had a real
desire to get out of my own
backyard and have a larger frame
of reference," she says. Prince
noted as well that UBC had "an
interest in the writing, rather
than the strict academics. They
ask you to send in your writing
first, not marks or references."
Prince received her BA,
with a psych major, then a BEd, from the University of New Brunswick. "I
was quite convinced at one time I was going to pursue a helping profession. Teaching looked easier. Fool that I was." She taught for thirteen
A serious illness in her family made Prince ask herself some serious
questions. She began to take writing courses. "The writing," she says,
"was bigger than I was. It was bigger than practicality or common sense."
She is grateful for the support Kent Thompson and Nancy Bauer at UNB
gave her. "They were the first people who told me what I had to say was
When Prince eventually quit teaching, she credits her husband, Len,
with believing in her work. "He was more confident of what I was doing
than I was." She says of her tough decision to give up a regular pay
cheque, "it would have been much scarier to stay."
Prince, who grew up in Sussex, New Brunswick, had "a very oral
family." They "got together for dances in the kitchen on Saturday night,
dinner on Sundays, fishing on Tuesday afternoons. So there was that
sense of story told and retold."
Prince is currently serving as first vice-president of the Writers'
Federation of New Brunswick. She lives in Oromocto, where she allows
her family sense of story to bubble through her.   !*■
Heather Browne Prince's latest book of poetry, Knowledge in the Hands, was
reviewed in the Fatt, 1994 issue ofthe Chronicle. Zoe Landale
Alumni Board and Staff, September, 1994
Ihe ACM on September 22 provided the opportunity to snap the
Board and staff. From left to right (follow along closely, now): Bob Lee,
Chancellor; Oiyee Kwan, our financial manager; Cheryl Seneshen,
exec, assistant; Al Poettcker, VP; Martin Glynn, past pres.; Pamela
Friedrich, member-at-large; Dickson Wong, treasurer; Louanne
Twaites, m. at I.; Leslie Konantz, program manager; Chris Bendl, m. at
1.; Tricia Smith, m. at 1.; Chris Petty, Chronicle editor; Anthony Cheng,
former Hong Kong branch rep.; Debra Browning, president; Beryl
March, m. at 1.; Charlotte Baynes, coordinator; Grace Wong, m. at 1.;
Cathy Troupe, coordinator; Chuck Slonecker, admin, rep.; Suzanne
Lonsbrough, bookings; Dale Fuller, communications coordinator;
Margot Dear, marketing; Marlene King, coordinator; John Diggens,
past pres.; Agnes Papke, exec, director; Jim Stich, past pres.
Ballots for next year's Board election will be in our next issue.
The senior VP, treasurer and three members-at-large
will be elected.
The senior VP serves one year, then becomes president
for a one year term.The treasurer is elected for a one year
term. Members-at-large serve for two years.
Any UBC grad is eligible. Send us your name, address,
degree and year with a short statement about why you wish
to serve, and a black and white photo. Include the names and
signatures of five UBC grads. For more information, phone us
at (604) 822-3313.
The deadline for nominations is 4:00 pm,Thursday,
February 9, 1995. Send nominations to:
The Chief Electoral Officer,
6251 Cecil Green Park Road,
Vancouver, BCV6T IZI.
UBC j^lumni Chronicle, Winter, 1994 NEWS
Debra Takes the Gavel
At our AGM, held September 22, 1994,
Debra Browning was officially installed
as president. The AGM featured a talk
by Faculty Citation award winner Walter
Hardwick. Also presented with their
awards were Anthony Cheng (Blythe
Eagles Award), and John Kim Bell
(Honorary Alumnus Award). Tricia Smith,
OutstandingYoungAlumnus was there
too, but her award will be presented at
a later date. Dr. Pat McGeer was also
present, and his award will be
presented later. All in all, a great AGM.
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produced 5 Alumni Association
'84 Mechanical Engineering
'Geers teed off on September 17,
then 58 of them gathered at Cecil
Green for a picnic. Great event.
'84 Pharmacy
Successful reception on September
23 at the Cunningham Building, followed the next day with golf and
dinner.The annual golf tournament
attracted the usual enthusiasts, and
40 grads attended the dinner.
'64 Pharmacy
Held at the Delta Whistler Resort,
September 23-25.This reunion was
planned to coincide with the B.C.
Pharmacy Conference in Whistler.
All the events were well attended.
'84 MBA
An enthusiastic group of 25 attended a reception on September
29 at Cecil Green Park.
'74 Social Work
Grads held a dinner for 20 on October I at Orestes Restaurant.
'74 Dentistry
Forty-three grads attended a salmon
bar-b-cue at Cecil Green Park.The
reunion coincided with the World
Dental Congress held in Vancouver.
'84 Nursing
Alumni came from as far away as
Alberta to the reunion on October
14. Forty-six grads celebrated with
dinner at Cecil Green Park.
'54 Home Economics
Grads held a dinner on Oct. 15 for
classmates who came from as far
away as Ohio and Quebec.
'84 Commerce
More than 85 alumni gathered at
Cecil Green Park on November 3
for a very entertaining evening.
'84 Medicine
A reception and family day, a buffet
and guest speaker filled this weekend at Whistler Resort. Eighty-nine
people attended the event on Saturday while the family brunch attracted 65 grads and families.  £*•
Varsity Outdoor Club Reunion
All 1955 and earlier members are invited to gather at UBC on Friday,
September 15,1995 at Cecil Green Park for an evening of friendship
and reminiscence, and on Saturday the 16th at Cypress Bowl on
Hollyburn for a short hike. Send your name and address ASAP to tela
Knight, 2475 Rosebery Avenue, West Vancouver B.C.,V7V 2Z8 or call
(604) 922-7358 or 987-7097.
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International Congress
they had ever attended."
John R. Ledsome, MD- International Congress of Physiological Sciences
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and accommodation for over 2,000 for two weeks and did it
in a friendly and efficient manner."
Dr. Gordon A. McBean- International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
**...You performed beyond the call of duty and were able
to foresee potential problems before they happened."
Dr. Daniel F. Gardiner- UBC Program for Executive Development
**...a mark of excellence to supply the needs of a
conference and receive no complaints!"
Mary Lou Bishofl- Anglican Renewal Ministries Conference
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UBC Al.lMNI ClIKOMU.K, WlNTKR,   1994 1
Homecoming '94 is history, and it was one of the best in years The
1 weather was spectacular, and so were the events. From the Sports Hall
| of Fame to the Apple Festival to the Chemistry Magic Show, throngs of
1 visitors, staff, students and faculty covered the campus. Here are a few
I  photos of some of the events.
| Next year, Homecoming will be combined with Open House. Look
for information in the Spring Chronicle.
above:grads from the 70s and '30s at
the Great Trek Remembered luncheon,
below: At the reception before lunch:
it's fun to visit with old friends.
Some ofthe people who made
Homecoming a big splash. I to
r: Leslie Konantz, Steve
Crombie, Don Wells, Debora
Sweeney, Nestor Korchinsky,
Joan King, Melissa Picher, Eilis
Courtney, Bob Hindmarch, June
Carlyle, and Cathy Troupe.
Photos by Chris Petty.
t'BC Ai.t'\i\i Ciikomci t. Win i i-k, 1994 UBC Branches Cover the Globe
Wherever you go, UBC is bound to follow.
Heard from you local UBC branch rep
lately? If you haven't, you will. And it's
good news.
ITie AJuniiu ■Vj.'-rtri.-iiion is planning some
major changes for its 22 lir.uu.ln - w hich serve
some ofthe 110,000 lrBl. giads scant m d
around the world. Starling in 1993  • lie- ie-
vamped program will help boost activity in
areas from Powell River to San 11 .tncisco, and
London to l.upci. in fart .lnywht re there's a
formal or inlormal br.iiK h in pl.it e.
Current branch repsw ill be glad to hear
proposed changes tall For more personal contact from the Association and .'.■> I'rogr.nm
Manager, Leslie Konantz. Tin AkWXUtirm
wants to improve service to loial Inanches
and support branch reps with holler twu-ttjv
communication. It plans lo h  Ip them put
together an active group of v< In'iteers. pm-
vide more guidance for genei    ■ ijrlijcalat-
tivities, and, further down tht  i -ad, issue a
regular newsletter with news ; in I Up* lo In  |-
keep branch reps informed.
That's just a taste of what ij>on mc way.
The end result for all alumni will be a more
closely linked branches network, says Agnes
Papke, the Association's Executive Director.
Papke is in no doubt about the enormity of
undertaking a development program which
could take several years to put place fully.
"It's a daunting and at the same time challenging task to coordinate," she says, "but
alumni should begin to see the first fruits over
the coming year." There's alw ■ - i   i i.i". r -1
error process in a project* of tim magnitude.
Papke said she is looking to a'u'i-ui for the
feedback necessary to make if SBftessful.
"Branches development is a jKUinership," she
said. "We nr>H  In-  ■ -i ■ r   ■■! -fnciitof as
many grad:      possible, no ntdUcj how htfie
or how ofte ■!."
"Most branches can expect a p< rsonal
visit o\ei the next veai from an Asst- iation
represenrativf or univerMt\ admimstrah
Papke s.iv v "aw* ■■■»• will tjiget one or twi>
branches fc i   n   n  ■ lev clopnient." The pioc-
ess will be ;   i. -. ■: I ■   i steering coin nitcc
uithrepres-       n ■    Mom a nuM-M-  ion of
ihe univers in uniU
More a    li i i esci were l-i--iight together in I'M   li       .'iAsvkLii    i, sponsored
reunions organized ai   um! I'P.i   President
David Strangway's tout my •>! hedule in B.C.,
eastern Canada, Asia and Europe. But
branches are much more than reunions and
receptions, and alumni can look forward to a
greater variety of events with more being organized at the local level. UBC's branches can
support the university in many ways. At other
North American universities, branches take
on a variety or roles. These include welcoming new grads and alumni to the area; hosting
visits from university administrators and aca-
k lilies, nu'   n ■   an   ■ 'iirce for recent grads
ai ihev g«'i thru cam-is started; running
inentui programs; dewloping strong ties with
the Lommunilv establishing professional or
busmen network-., and having a good deal of
)un m year-round sn<. •! dimities. What role
I B(,'s branches taki n- —how much and how
often—will depend nil v hat you, the alumni,
would m\e to see in vou  area.
Del ■ i Riowtii   .   P'esident of the Alumni
\ sfif i i  ■■!.  I «*lit"\i     !■ branches network
oilers a unique resource, especially for the
current generation oi graduates whose lifestyles arc more transient as they pursue careers around the world. "Graduates are going
farther afield early in their careers, which
wasn't the case ten yeai s ago," Browning says.
"For them, there's more reason than ever to
stay in touch. If you end up in London not
knowing anyone, you know there is someone
you can call on—another alumnus. It's one
reason the Association will be raising its profile on campus next year, helping students
become more aware ofthe benefits of linking
with their local UBC Alumni branch, wherever in the world they find themselves. !*<
—Jo Moss
What happens at a branch event?
Whatever you and your organizers want to happen. Some branches have monthly social meetings,
some annual barbecues, others have speakers come in
to discuss a topic of concern. Often, branch events
are organized around a visit by UBC's president or by
some other top administrator or academic.
The Alumni Association is eager to help you get a
branch started in your area and to help you plan and
execute your branch event. We have access to alumni
addresses and can coordinate mailings, arrange visits
by UBC people travelling in your area and generally
make sure your branch and your event are launched
Interested in starting a branch? Call Leslie
Konantz at (604) 822-0616 or, 1-800-883-3088.
Here's a sample of some recent branch events.
San Francisco
Branch Rep Kent Westerburg had perfect weather and a good crowd for
brunch at the Clarion Hotel followed by a Thunderbird football game against
San Francisco State. President David Strangway and Athletics Director Bob
Philip attended.
Both Strangway and Philip spoke at the brunch, and grads in San Francisco enjoyed the day, even though the 'Birds were fricasseed.
Powell River
Another great branch rep, Stewart Alsgard, made sure this was a big
success. Academic VP and Provost Dan Birch and Association President
Debra Browning attended the alumni reception, and Dr. Michael Smith, UBC
professor and winner of last year's Nobel Prize for Chemistry, spoke to
grads at the reception.
Mr. Alsgard organized a full slate of activities for the visitors including a
tour of schools and other community facilities, and a lunch with the local
Chamber of Commerce. Mailing problems got the invitations to Powell River
very late, but Alsgard promoted the event and got a good turnout. Thanks,
Stewart! ^"
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter, 1994      I I Branch Representatives World Wide
When Dr. Strangway toured Asia, we took the opportunity to organize
some alumni events along the way. In Taipei, Strangway, Peter Ufford (VP
External Affairs) and Larry Sproul (Director ofthe International Liaison Office) met with grads over breakfast. Sherry Yuan organized the event from
the Taipei end, and although the alumni base isn't huge in Taipei, it's growing
and interest in UBC (and UBC's doings in Asia) is very high.
Hong Kong
Another splendid event, with 150
people attending. Dickson Wong, our
Treasurer was there, as was Dr.
Strangway, Chancellor Bob Lee, Peter
Ufford and Larry Sproul. New and not-
so-new alumni attended, and many old
acquaintances were rekindled. Bob Lee
thanked the alumni for their interest
and support in UBC.
Long-time branch representative
Anthony Cheng was honoured with
the Blythe Eagles Award for outstanding volunteer service to the Association.The ongoing success of the Hong
Kong branch is directly due to
Anthony's enthusiasm and hard work.
New branch rep Wilson Wong was
responsible for this fantastic event.
Bob Lee ami Anthony Cheng at
Cecil Green Park a week before their
meeting in Hong Kong.
Fraser Valley
Debra Browning, Dr. Strangway, Bob Philip and registrar Richard Spencer met with grads at a reception in Chilliwack. A very enthusiastic crowd.
There is no formal branch structure in the Fraser Valley, but Wally Smith
stepped forward at this event and volunteered to start work on one.
Coming Events
More branch events will be organized for the early spring and summer.
Watch for announcements in the spring edition of The Chronicle.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
We're planning an event for February, 1995. Watch for notices in the mail.
San Francisco
The 8th Annual All Universities Alumni Dinner will be held Friday, March 10
at the Mark Hopkins Hotel. UBC prof David Suzuki will be the speaker.This
event has become a popular tradition for graduates of Canadian universities,
people involved in Canadian studies and business people who have commercial interests in California and Canada. Call June Arney, (415)824-5487.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The 4th Annual Canadian University Alumni Dinner will be held at the
Westin Hotel on February 18. This dinner, put on by the University of Western Ontario Alumni Association and the Canadian American Business Alliance
of South Florida, is a great opportunity for Canadian grads in the south
Florida area to get together. Western's president, Paul Davenport, will be the
speaker. Call R. J. Simms, (407)278-2110.    **•
Want to talk to other grads in your
town? Here's a list of all our branch
contacts, all over the world.Your town's
not listed, you say? That's because no
one's volunteered to be the contact
person. How about YOU? Call Leslie
Konantz at 1-800-883-3088.
British Columbia
Kamloops (604)
Rob McDiarmid BA'72, LLB'75
(W) 374-3344, (H) 374-2201
Kelowna (604)
Jeff Peterson BA'79, LLB'86
(W) 861-4022
Nanaimo (604)
Dr. Jim Slater PhD'7/
(W) 681-7491, (H) 374-2201
Mr. G. Hans Buys BSF79
(FAX) 753-4253
Powell River (604)
Stewart Alsgard BA'57
(W) 485-2255, (H) 485-4489
Fraser Valley (604)
Wally Mitchell BSc(Agr)'94
(H) 823-6564
Victoria (604)
Dick Cavaye BCom'60
Jeanne Cavaye BCom'59
Calgary (403)
Alice Daszkowski BCom'87
(W) 298-3940
Edmonton (403)
Elizabeth Alke BA'76
(W) 492-0100
(FAX) 402-0097
Toronto (416)
Glenna Chestnutt BA'86
(W) 218-5327, (H) 769-1489
Ottawa (613)
Don Gardner BASc(Mech£ng)'54
(H) 829-2257
United States
Los Angeles (714)
Brian MacKenzie LLB'75
(W) 496-91 14
Hartley Turpin MD'56
(W) 548-2700, (H) 644-1025
New York
Linda Fong BASc(CivEng)'93
(W) 718-629-0770,
(H) 212-662-5516
Richard Bae BSc'9l,BA'94
(H) (212) 447-0753
San Diego (619)
Richard Grimmett BA'50
Pamela Grimmett BSc'5 /
(H) 453-0439
San Francisco (510)
Kent Westerberg BA'84
(H) 735-7046
Seattle (206)
Joan Whiley BA'51
(W) 522-5416, (H) 223-2174
Washington, DC
Tucker Battle BASc(EngPhys)'60
Jane (Hodgins) Battle BHE'60
(H) (202) 625-1024
Jay Brown BCom'60
(H) (301) 229-8369
Australia, New Zealand,
Papua, New Guinea
Chris J. Brangwin BEd'71, MA'73
(H) 02-327-6430
United Kingdom
Robert Sambrook MSc'9l
Natasha Sambrook
(W) 0865-783-180 (Oxford Univ./
Alison Taylor BA'86
(H) 447-137-0217
Hong Kong
Wilson Wong BSc(Pharm)'72
(FAX) 852-868-6033
(W) 852-879-01 I I
Sherry Yuan BCom'92
Tan Yam-Pin MBA'65
(W) 65-860-6302
(FAX 65-862-1648
Chun Moon BA'94
I'BC An mm Chronicle, Win ith, 1994 The Dave and Bob Show:
On the Road with the
With a selflessness bordering on the heroic, your faithful editorial servant volunteered to travel
to the Kootenays with UBC. President David Strangivay and Athletic Director Boh Philip for a couple of branch events and some school visits. They make these treks for good reason: it helps get the
word out about UBC (what's changed on campus and what the university does for the province),
and it helps convince our best students to consider UBC when they think about going to college.
I'm a Nelson boy, so I, along with Cheryl Banfield ofthe Ceremonies office made the scary flight to
the Castlegar airport and took the show on the road to Nelson, Castlegar, Trail and Rossland.
^^^^^^^1 hen Bob Philip gets up to
A       .       M speak he opens with a joke,
^^_A_/^H usually at his own expense. At
the dinner at the Granite Pointe Golf Course
in Nelson, he follows David Strangway at the
podium and says, "One ofthe big differences
between American and Canadian universities
is that when the Athletic Director goes on
tour in the States, he's accompanied by the
president. In Canada, it's the other way
It gets a laugh from this crowd of mostly
teachers, all UBC grads, but the point is well
made: people come to these events to listen
and talk to David Strangway.
UBC takes a bit of a beating in this part of
the world. It's seen as an elitist institution,
concerned more with its world-class research
reputation than with the needs of small-town
students. When Strangway stands up to speak
you can see a few people in the audience bristle: they can't wait to tuck into this higher-
than-air academic, who is bound to smother
them with slick talk and neat excuses. They
are annoyed that their sons and daughters
may not get in to UBC (GPA requirements are
around 3.0 for most faculties), and wonder
why UBC seems to be limiting enrolments.
But after 10 minutes of David Strangway,
the audience warms appreciably. He's about as
elitist as the local coffee shop, and he doesn't
mince words. His message is simple: UBC is
limited by its provincial funding, and must
create fair criteria for admission, especially
since the demand for spaces is so high. Yes,
he admits, UBC may be overlooking other
factors when considering students (community activity, sport or artistic talent), and
policy changes are now being considered.
He also talks about the need for more for
eign students at UBC (UBC's percentage of
foreign students is one ofthe lowest in North
America), and UBC's role as the largest research institution in the province. By the time
the reception is over and Strangway has had a
chance to talk one-on-one with many ofthe
grads (he's a friendly man and loath to leave
a conversation), the one or two who had an
axe to grind go away happy. They've had their
questions answered honestly. What more
could a person want?
It's like that throughout the trip. In
Castlegar the next day, we enjoy a Chamber of
Commerce lunch that features David Strangway as speaker. I sit with two nursing grads
who have wonderfully fond memories of
UBC, but voice the complaints that so many
have: UBC turns away too many BC students
and has accepted too many foreign ones.
This, just as Strangway stands up to talk. He
tells a story about being on a talk show when
a caller phones in to complain about all the
foreign students on campus. "I went up there
top: Athletic
Director Bob
Philip talks
sports in
Strangway in
the gymnasium
atJ.L. Crowe in
Trail: the principal insists students take their
baseball caps off
for the president.
myself for a look," the caller said, "and there
sure seemed to be a lot of foreign students
around." The two nurses laughed as loudly (if
a bit abashedly) as the rest of us. Touche.
We then go off to Stanley Humphries Senior Secondary in Castlegar and, the next day,
J. Lloyd Crowe Secondary in Trail. It's a bit
disconcerting (at least to me, a recovering
teacher) to see crowds of backward baseball-
capped young men and dangerous looking
young women sauntering into the gym. I remember the horrible kids with attitudes and
the air thick with pheromones from my teaching days and give a little shudder. One ofthe
teachers I sit with (a UBC grad) says, "No,
they aren't awful at all. Really nice kids," and,
of course, they are. I'm surprised not only at
Turn to page 32      >►
UBC All mni Chronicle, Winter, 1994       13 Enrolment in the BSc(Agr) Program
1990-91 1991-92  1992-93 1993-94 1994-95
Agricultural Sciences
Total enrolment in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences has hit 1000!
First year enrolment in the BSc(Agr) program was 134 for the '94—'95 winter
session, exceeding the quota of 125.There are 146 students in second year, up
from previous figures, with third and fourth year enrolments also higher. It is
likely that the grade point average required for admission to first year will have to
be set even higher next year to meet the BSc(Agr) quota.
Overall there are now 277 women and 172 men in the agricultural sciences
program, for a total of 449 students, up from 418 last year. There have been more
women than men enroled for a number of years now at the undergraduate level
and the proportion, now over 60%, continues to increase. Women outnumber
men at the master's degree level, too, but the reverse is true for PhD candidates.
Registration in the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program, which only
admits 20 students a year, is fairly steady at 76, but enrolment in the School of
Family and Nutritional Sciences' programs, now over 250, is also higher. Along
with 17 MA students, 134 MSc students and 69 PhD candidates, this brings total
faculty student numbers to about 1000.
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TIMSS Update
UBC is the international centre
for TIMSS, the Third International
Mathematics and Science Study.
The focus of TIMSS is to identify
curriculum and instructional variables that relate to differences in
student achievement in mathematics and science. It is the largest international assessment ever undertaken, with more than 40 countries
participating. Students aged 9 and
13 and those in their last year of
secondary school will take part, including some 50,000 students from
800 schools across Canada. A brochure for parents, teachers and students is available which describes
the general goals of TIMSS, and the
role that parents, teachers and students play in the study. A series of
monographs is also planned. The
first one, "Curriculum Frameworks
for Mathematics and Science," was
printed last year, and the second,
detailing the research questions and
study design, is due later this year.
The first international reports from
the study will be published in the
fall of 1996.
Reaching Out
In running its various programs,
the Centre for the Study of Curriculum and Instruction and its 200
graduate students reach out across
the Faculty of Education and beyond. The centre's off-campus
graduate programs in Cranbrook
and Castlegar provide opportunities
for teachers in those regions to
work toward a graduate degree. A
community outreach project with
Frontier College is now in place and
will match volunteers from various
faculties with people learning to
read and write in the Vancouver
area.The centre is involved in several research projects, two of the
largest of which are the Knowledge
Architecture Project, a partnership
between business and the centre
which is exploring the development
of an information technology curriculum at the high school level, and
the Pacific Cultural Literacy Project,
an international study to assess
Continued on page 14.
The Biological Sciences Building has
been the focus of significant renovations during the last year or two. A
major addition to the infrastructure
is the plant growth chamber facility
which has been built over the one
storey workshop.This new facility
contains about 40 chambers at the
present time, and there is room for
another 20 or so.These chambers
are used for teaching and research in
the department of botany as well as
the biotechnology laboratory
Research in botany has changed
dramatically in the last decade or
two, with much more emphasis now
on biochemistry and biotechnology.
Such work requires sophisticated
new laboratories, and six professors,
about a quarter of those in botany,
have moved into totally renovated
space. Some of this space was liberated when the plant growth chambers were moved out of the main
Among undergraduate students the
domination of biology continues unabated. Out of the 1200 students now
in fourth year science, over 60% are
in the life sciences, a percentage
which has not changed much over
the last five years, but which is
higher than a decade or two ago,
when the size of the faculty complements was fixed.This has put significant pressure on the teaching and
support staff in those departments.
The next most popular speciality is
computer science (13%) which has
expanded significantly over the last
decade. Fortunately, there has also
been an appropriate expansion in the
number of professors, and they also
have brand new space in the CICSR/
CS building.
The other specialities, chemistry,
earth sciences, mathematics, statistics and physics, each have about 6%.
These numbers are for fourth year
students only, so do not include the
many service courses which these
departments teach in first and second year.
I 4       UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1994 FACULTY NEWS
The Faculty of Law is preparing to celebrate its
upcoming 50th anniversary in grand style.The
faculty, founded in 1945, has had a profound impact on the university, the local community, the
province, the nation and the international community during its first half century.The accomplishments of those first fifty years and the challenges and prospects of the next will be the focus on anniversary observances throughout the
1995-96 academic year.
The biggest events are scheduled for the UBC
Homecoming Weekend, October 12-14, 1995.
The event on Thursday the 12th will feature participants from around the globe, followed by a
special honorary degree-granting ceremony, now
in its planning stage. On Friday, members of all fifty graduating classes will
gather at the faculty for a gala reception, and on Saturday, a grand banquet will
be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Vancouver.
Details of all events will be made available in the months to come. All who
have participated in the life of the UBC Faculty of Law over the last half century are cordially invited to be a part of our 50th anniversary celebrations.
Applied Sciences
In May of 1992, a team of students from UBC entered, for the first time,
the SAE Aero Design Competition. The purpose ofthe competition is to
develop a model airplane, given some constraints (no Pratt and Whitney
jet engines allowed!), that can lift the greatest payload. The UBC team
embarrassed the home country favourite Ohio State and Embry-Riddle
teams by finishing first overall, against a field of 60 competitors from
the US, Canada and Europe.  The team lifted an impressive eighteen
pounds (the competition was held in the US, thus the antiquated units).
In 1993 a UBC team competed again, this time with a significantly
improved entry. The team again finished first in a field of 91 teams,
lifting a bicep-tiring 21.65 pounds. In 1994 the team lifted the most
weight at the competition for the third year running—a remarkable
24.75 pounds.
UBC's success at the competition can be attributed to several factors.
Each year the UBC students have operated well as a team.  The team has
also received good technical advice from advisors, Dean Leonard and
Sheldon Green, and perhaps most importantly, the team has
stuck to a rigid timetable. This has permitted UBC to
do months of test flying before the actual
competition. The aftermath of a
particular) successful test
flight is shown in the
Alumni interested
in being associated
with the 1995
competition team
may contact Professor
Sheldon Green at the
Department of
Mechanical Engineering.
Pressed by Senate, small university departments are considering
merging to effect savings. Such
restructuring to deal with restraint has led Classic's and Religious Studies to agree to merge in
1995. While the initiative should
lead to savings in administrative
costs, it offers opportunities to do
more with less. Both departments
have already been downsized, losing six positions in the last five
years. Anthony Barrett, head of
Classics, expects the amicable
merger will encourage stimulating
interchanges once provided by
the addition of new, young faculty.
The merged units will continue
to offer existing programs. But, as
their new name (the Department
of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies) suggests, they will
be able to extend their range by
exploiting overlapping expertise.
Paul Mosca, head of Religious
Studies, points out that bis is the
only department to provide instruction in the Jewish and Muslim traditions. But, he believes,
restructuring will extend offerings
on the Near East, a region of
abiding importance currently and
historically. And, as Professor
Barrett observes, he has colleagues who study the Near East
and its relationship to the Greco-
Roman world.
Both believe that the merger offers opportunities to further their
long-standing commitment to
provide outstanding instruction
for undergraduates. This commitment has been proved by the recent award of a university teaching prize to Paul Burns of religious studies. In addition, student
demand for the study of religions,
in all their historical and cultural
complexity, and their great interest in antiquity as an essential
building block in constructing understanding of their own time and
place, will continue to be addressed.
The internship program offered by
the Faculty of Commerce is becoming increasingly important as more
employers, faculty and students recognize the value of a work experience component in university education. Internship has been a part of
our finance, human resource management and marketing programs
for some years now, and it also plays
an essential role in the more recently established entrepreneurship
experience program at UBC. Other
programs that will offer internship
include transportation, urban land
economics, management information
systems and advanced technology
Work experience through an internship will become mandatory in
the new MBA program, ensuring
that UBC graduates are well prepared to embark on the careers of
the future.
Student internship projects offer
employers access to leading-edge
knowledge in the specialty field,
with guidance from a faculty advisor.
Students benefit substantially by enhancing their academic knowledge
with practical work experience and
faculty members gain from the
insights and fresh ideas brought back
by the students. Equally important is
the establishment of an ongoing link
between UBC and the organizations
that hire our students.
Internships create meaningful
work experience for students and
provide value to their employers.
Alumni are encouraged to contact
the faculty to enquire about how an
internship student might help their
company. Calls may be directed to
Maureen Gilchrist, manager, Commerce Career Centre. Maureen will
be working closely with faculty advisors to develop internship opportunities for UBC students.
UBC An mm Chronicle, Wimt.r 1994
Continued from page 12.
student awareness of an emerging
sense of a Pacific community.
Graduate Programs Growing
A reputation for quality teaching
and research, high calibre faculty,
broad opportunities for study and
the university's growing stature as
an international centre for research
have combined to increase the faculty's graduate enrolment by close to
50% over the past five years. In
1989/90, there were a total of 948
students pursuing graduate degrees
in the faculty. Last year, there were
1,389, including 256 doctoral candidates and 1,133 students pursuing
masters of arts, education and
physical education degrees. The options available to students are also
increasing. A new doctoral program
in counselling psychology was recently approved. Educational psychology and special education has
extended its PhD program to all areas of the department.The PhD degree in the new Department of Educational Studies extends to include
students in adult education, higher
education and educational administration. And the first candidates for
the recently approved PhD in human kinetics began their program of
study this fall.
Dr. Alan Mitchell, a professor in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
retired this summer after 27 years at UBC. A generation of Pharmacy
alumni will recall Dr. Mitchell's lectures on solids and solutions, crystals
and phase diagrams, and other challenging topics. Dr. Mitchell twice
played a vital role in major curricular changes in the faculty. He maintained a very active research program and also served in a variety of administrative positions, including the UBC Senate. He had an international reputation ior his expertise in crystalline drugs and their properties and was respected by students and colleagues alike for his intellect
and sharp wit. He was also known in the faculty for his musical and acting talent, enthusiastically shared at pharmacy skit nights and talent
Dr. Alan Mitchell is pictured here at his retirement party with his wife. Beryl Mitchell (I)
and his former graduate student and, latterly, colleague and friend. Dr. Helen Burt (r).
The coordinator for First Nations
forestry and conservation programs is Gordon Prest. Mr. Prest's
role in ibis newly created position
will be to work closely with the
UBC First Nations House of
Learning to provide support and
assistance for First Nations people
wishing to enter the natural resource management and forestry
science lields.
His more specific goals will include:
M-F.xpand First Nations student
participation in UBC's forestry
*•-Develop and implement a program of awareness to ladder
First Nations students into the
university's forestry programs.
*•<Assist the faculty to develop
and deliver culturally relevant
First Nations content in courses
and programs being offered to
meet current First Nations realities.
**• Provide appropriate counselling and referral services to
UBC First Nations forestry students.
With the imminent resolution of
aboriginal rights and inherent jurisdiction on crown lands and
natural resources ibrougb the interim agreements and the BC
Treaty Commission Process, F'irst
Nations people will be assuming
partnership roles as well as direct
management over portions of
their former traditional territories. There will be a need to create a pool of First Nations professionals in the natural resource
management sector.  This will increase their organizational capacity as well as build a solid foundation to facilitate better relationships between the First Nations,
the province of BC and third
party interests in this sector.
In order to meet this obvious
need, the faculty intends to recruit a suitable number of First
Nations students into the degree-
granting programs through the
assistance ofthe First Nations coordinator.
In an effort to understand and improve the environment for graduate
students at UBC, the Faculty of
Graduate Studies has been involved
in a series of initiatives which culminated in a one-day conference entitled "Improving the Quality of
Graduate Education at UBC," held at
Green College on November 26.
For the past three years, each student completing or abandoning a
master's or doctoral program has
been asked to complete an exit sur-
vey.This provides feedback on the
perceptions of that student regarding
his/her program, causes of delay, impediments to progress, etc.The information obtained will help departments and other units (e.g. Library)
focus on improvements that could be
In conjunction with the Graduate
Student Society and the Women Students' Office, a comprehensive "Climate Survey" was sent to all existing
graduate students in March/April
1994.This survey, based on one carried out in 1993 by the University of
Michigan, will complement the exit
survey by providing a snapshot of
students' feelings about such issues
as the role and helpfulness of the faculty supervisor, quality of instruction,
experience with comprehensive exams, program expectations, gender,
resources, treatment of visible minorities, etc. More than 3,300 surveys were completed, a 60% return
rate. One finding that has already
come to light is that 26% of women
feel unsafe on campus compared
with only 2% of men.
The two surveys provided background material for the one-day conference. Invitees to the conference
included a representative group of
graduate students, departmental
graduate advisors, members of
Graduate Council and representatives of the sponsoring organizations.
It is expected that the conference
will make a series of recommendations for policy changes that will lead
to improvements in the climate for
graduate students at UBC.
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UBC's New library
UBC's Library is gearing up for
new technologies, new users
and a new century
Marjorie Simmins
■B"9|      or many students and alumni of UBC, Main Library is the
>|^B     1      library on campus—not MacMillan, Woodward or any of
>^H the other branch libraries, large and small, located at the
■JMLai university. Opened in 1925, Main was UBC's first library
and retains, with its grey and sombre presence, the look of a traditional, "ivy-league" house of learning. As well, its central position has
made neo-Gothic Main a campus landmark, a place everyone can find,
if not necessarily negotiate.
Sedgewick, on the other hand, could be elected UBC's most popular
library. An award-winning example ofthe type of undergraduate library built in the '70s, Sedgewick offers students a welcoming atmosphere, comfortable study space and a collection suited to their needs.
On the down side, some students studying the humanities and social
sciences will readily admit to using only the resources available at
Sedgewick. Main and the branch libraries are studiously ignored.
Phase One ofthe Walter C. Koerner Library, scheduled to begin construction in January, 1995, will address this concern and many others.
"We recognize that many students find Main Library forbidding and
Sedgewick more approachable," says Brenda Peterson, publications
coordinator for the UBC Library. She adds that the new central library
will replace the undergraduate library with a structure that is modern
and, at the same time, psychologically welcoming.
The renovated space will merge the services and collections of
Sedgewick with the following from Main: Humanities and Social Sciences, Government Publications and Microforms, Interlibrary Loan,
Library Administration and the Data Library.
At a projected cost of $24 million ($17.7 allocated to construction),
Phase One is the first step in replacing Main, which has run out of
room for storage and display, and is, at sixty-nine years of age, both
vulnerable to earthquake and not environmentally friendly to its valuable collections.
Designed by the architectural firm of Aitken Wreglesworth Associates, in collaboration with Arthur Erickson, the Phase One building
will be added to the west side of Sedgewick Library and will have a to-
| 8      UBC Allmni Chronicle, Win ter, 1994 tal area of 17,000 square metres (10,200 square metres of renovation;
7,000 of new construction to the west). There will be five storeys above
Main Mall and two storeys below. At least two more phases will be
added to the centre, while the estimated completion of Phase One is
expected by the fall of 1997.
UBC" Library' News, the library newsletter for faculty, says, "Fundamental principles underlying the reorganization include bringing collections and services together for undergraduates, graduates and researchers; integrating all types of library materials (CD-ROM,
microforms, periodicals, books, etc.); and expanding instruction programs for Library users." In short, creating a central library that fully
meets the needs ofthe 21st-century patron.
"I'm very excited about our improved ability to provide quality space
for users," says Dr. Ruth Patrick, university librarian. She adds that
there will be ample room for print, non-print and digital collections,
and better staff and computer access to collections at UBC and around
the world.
According to Patrick, a 1991 survey of library users revealed that 60
percent of those surveyed owned a laptop or personal computer and
30 percent expected to own one within two years. The new central library is designed to accommodate and promote electronic technologies.
"One ofthe benefits ofthe new building," she savs, "is that it will be
wire-friendly. In addition to the computer work stations for staff and
scholar work stations for users, the new building will have more than
900 study spaces many of which will be wired and waiting for students
to plug in their laptop computers."
Patrick says that for students with minimal computer training the
library will have labs to teach them how to navigate the complexities oi
the electronic library and to learn to access information and recorded
knowledge at UBC or anywhere else on the globe. Which doesn't mean
the demise ofthe printed, bound word.
Turn to page 20    />-
UBC An mm Chronicle, Winiek, 1994
19 "The new building
will have more than
900 study spaces,
many of which will be
wired and waiting for
students to plug in
their laptop
"The entire library system has a
total of more than 3.5 million volumes," Patrick says. "We are the
second largest research library in
Patrick describes the new library's collection as having more
than three quarters of a million of
the "newest and most used books
in the Humanities and Social Sciences." She calls it "a vigorous
and viable collection."
As for the varied digital collections, Patrick says they will grow at
the rate of $ 1 million a year. "And
of course we'll have more than
17,000 serials and many microforms which will double our new print
Patrick's enthusiasm is not restricted to the services and collections
within the planned central library; she refers to the overall design and
underlying concept with equal satisfaction.
"It will be a beautiful building, forecast to be a shimmering green
glass jewel. It will be special, as any library is special. A place of intellectual adventure, challenge and hard work for the mind, and a place
for nurturing the soul."
She concludes: "Milton has described this essence of libraries that
will exist in our new building. It will be a place for 'beholding the
blight countenance of truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies.'" £*-
(top) "A shimmering green glass
jewel." That's how the Arthur
Erickson-designed Koerner Library
has been described. The new building
is a key element in UBC Library's
plans for expansion into the 21st
Century. CAD rendering by Aitken
Wreglesworth Associates,
(right) David Strangway addresses
the crowd at the ground-breaking
ceremony for the Koerner Library.
Construction is scheduled to begin in
January, 1995. Chris Petty photo.
20       UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter, 1994 Came, Saw, Conquered
A Techno-?easant Visits the Electronic Library
Today I will log on to the Internet for the first time.
Guided by a patient and knowledgable librarian, I
will not struggle alone. I am permitted and expected to be
candid in my admission of ignorance of the information highway. I
take a quick step to match my stride with Brenda Peterson's as
we walk from her office to one of several UBCLIB work stations in
Sedgewick Library. "UBCLIB ('You-Be-See-Lib,' not 'Ub-Clib,'
Peterson tells me) was established in 1965, and is the library's
online catalogue/information system, providing free access to the
vast array of subject specific resources now available on the
Internet." I nod vaguely, uncertain
what this really means.
Electronic library. Virtual library. Library without walls. These
are phrases that Peterson, as the
publications coordinator for the
UBC Library, uses frequently and
comfortably. Again quiet, I do not
say how they jar my notion ofthe
familiar, inspire a strong desire to
hug the nearest bound volume. Paper, ink, print and book—these
are the things I know best, have
unshakable faith in. Instead I
stare at the main menu of a
UBCLIB computer screen and respond, belatedly, to my guide's
first questions of the morning.
"Where to? Uhhh ... how about
New Zealand? Ummm... University
of Auckland. How long will it take?"
Near as I can guess, about ten
seconds and we're at the online
catalogue of the University of
Auckland. To do this, we used
UBC's Gopher, a menu-driven
Internet tool that makes Information more accessible, to link up with Auckland's Gopher system.
It was not a difficult procedure. In fact, I am feeling more confi-
i- dent by the moment. This confidence is further bolstered by
5 Peterson's laughing admission that when she first travelled the
| Internet, hopping from one continent to another in rapid succes-
-2 sion, she felt distinctly queasy, as though she was experiencing mo-
| tion sickness. Hah, I may be a techno-peasant, but air-sick? Never.
|     Ready now, to take on the world. Or, at the very least, another
challenge within the virtual library.
CD-ROM: compact disc, read-only-memory. I have never used this
technology, either. But when I realize the particular information I
can access from these databases, I take to the idea like a sockeye
on its way to spawn.
"The entire proceedings from the Earth Summit conference in
Brazil? Fisheries! What did they present on world fisheries?"
In moments we are reviewing titles about one of my favourite marine creatures, the abalone. No
time to read the papers, on this
day, but I'll be back.
Library without walls. The term
is beginning to sink in. I can go
anywhere on the planet from the
UBC campus. In addition to library catalogues, I can connect
to virtually any Internet site in
the world and find information on
any subject I might be Interested
I can also do this from my home
computer. As a remote user, all I
need is a modem, the appropriate
software and a UBC library card
number (for the general public,
$75/year). Access to the world's
scholarly brain: bizarre and fascinating. Hooked.
"I'm sorry, what did you say?"
"Books, you asked earlier about
the Library's present collection."
"Oh, yes.... what did I ask?"
"How many books we have. And
if people still use them."
"And the answers?"
"Three and a half million' and
'each and every day.'"
"Great, glad to heai—hey, can
we zap onto the Internet again?
Been thinking about Norway. Wonder what's up with their fish farms
these days...."
(For those advanced Internet addicts who want to hook up to
the World Wide Web (WWW), here's the address for the UBC Library
home page: http://unixg.ubc.ca:7001. Happy surfing!)
Marjorie Simmins is an award-winning writer and editor. She has a
passion for all things fishy. £*■
UBC All mm Chronicle, Wistkr, 1994      21 For Your Reading Pleasure
A novel approach
to film, a
grandmas rescue,
an affectionate
look at blue-collar
workers, teaching
studies, a yummy
cookbook &
conversation piece
The Cameraman by Bill Gaston 8A7J, MA'78,
MFA'8I (Macmillan Canada, hardcover, $24.95) is
a book about film, and how well or how little we
can know other people, that had me chewing my
nails. It's close to brilliant. I couldn't put it down,
but neither could I quit mentally carping at how
the writer was keeping me, the reader, at a distance. Gaston is obviously extremely talented, so
much so that he felt he could get away with having much of this novel not done in scenes, but
filtered through recollections. It's a perfect stance
for the narrator, Francis-the-long-suffering, who
shields himself behind a bottle or a camera for
the whole book, but I felt pushed away. Give me
the story, not coloured cloth over the lens.
I like the immediacy of Gaston's here-and-
now: "Occasional eye-ball size drops rolled off
dirty shop awnings and blasted Francis ice-cold
on the head, shocking him into deeper spasms of
anxiety. Bloor Street was shiny-dirty, the way Elevator Music was going to look. It was to be
"dipped noir," which in Koz-talk meant candy-
coated darkness."
Koz the enigmatic, whose
life is film, and whose film
includes on-camera death.
jj| ^      *B      The book revolves around
! JE* the relationship between
Koz, Francis and the ebullient Bev Boomershine.
Gaston zooms between
the time before Bev's
pregnancy and after, and
presents scenes which
later link up to others. His connections are seamless. Food is a recurring theme. "Gastroporn....
The fatted flesh of duckling beckons, and one can
feel with the eyes how it will position itself upon
the tongue, and soften, and be coy with its earthy
Gaston has been compared to John Irving,
but for my money, he's a much more careful
writer. However, Gaston lacks Irving's tenderness
towards his characters. I didn't end up caring
about them. Still, for all my frustrations, it's a
most assured piece of fiction.The suspense is
held right to the end. Zoe Landale
I ii ,
Sana Re
The Nana Rescue by
Joan Buchanan BFA'83,
MFA'94, illus. J. Cooper-
Brown (Nelson Australia/
Macmillan/McGraw Hill,
paper, unpriced) is a picture book for kids so contemporary there is mention of computer games.
Ostensibly about rescuing
a grandmother, to me it was more about competitiveness among children and forming friendships. My favourite part is where one girl, seeking
to gain status over another, yells, "My mom is a
lawyer!" Such nice sly humour. It's warm in tone,
Although the book is for younger children,
the eight-year old in our house read it and said, "I
liked it because it could have happened. I mean,
it's not like the two friends are getting along per-
fectly.And there were animals in it."
I would have preferred the illustrations not
so squeakily politically correct.The good kid is
black and the other, more difficult-to-love child is
white. The story reads aloud well. ZL
The Crew by Don Dickinson MFA'79
(Coteau Books, paper, $14.95). When Kozicki and
his landscaping crew are locked out of their union
job with the university, Kozicki finds them all a
private job. Their new employer (modelled on
Jimmy Pattison?), is "so rich his frigging money
makes money." Kozicki figures the crew should be
able to make four months wages in just eight
weeks. But there are conditions. Oh my yes. Will
the increasingly frenzied crew make the deadline?
Will Anna and Trischuk "shoot the moon?" What
about the penalty clauses? The tension is well-
Dickinson's dialogue is a
joy. Kozicki says, "Roses
love horseshit...Excuse my
French. Dung is like a day
at the beach for 'em. They
like to paddle their feet in
the stuff." The tone is humorous and bang-on.
Consider Anna. "She knew
her bum was magnificent.
But it was, after all, only a
bum, albeit the one vanity she would carry to her
grave because she had little choice in the matter.
22       UBC Ail mm Chronicle, Winter 1994 Most people were born with bums, and barring
extravagant accidents died with them."
The crew, including one guy who thinks he's
a dog, are the most affectionately-drawn blue-
collar workers I've encountered outside Jack
Hodgins' pages. After a while, though, I wanted to
read about someone who I'd be willing to invite
home for dinner. Not that a person has to have a
great job, but I tired of the unremitting grunts. I
wanted Kozicki at least to have ideals, perhaps, or
thoughts about something other than the purely
physical.The business with him looking up words
I found completely unbelievable. It also came as a
shock at the end of the novel to have the union
resurface as the good guys.
The book itself is beautiful, from fine thick
paper to the slick cover illustration. ZL
Cultural Connections by
Ron Jobe (Pembroke Publishers, paper, $14.95) is a
book for teachers to help
them integrate cross-cultural studies into their
curriculum by way of children's books. There's
something reassuring
about a person who believes "good children's books help to make for a
better world." Salvation, in a multi-cultural classroom, will come by walking "in a character's
shoes" and experiencing "insights into another
culture." To this end, Jobe has prepared a list of
"key books." This is the real meat of the book.
"A program whose time is now and needed
by all Canadians," was the verdict of the teacher
friend I passed the book onto. "Should not be an
elective course, but like P.E. should be required."
She also felt it should be taught by people with a
good background in literature and social sciences.
Jobe, who is prominent in children's literature circles, has described a mouth-watering list
of book titles to help children understand other
cultures. It would be helpful to any parent with
children in the nine to teenage range. I'd like the
book for just that reason. I did wish, however,
that Cultural Connections had an index. It's laid
out confusingly, and I found it time-consuming
trying to back-track my way to a book I knew I'd
read about. ZL
Anne Lindsay's Light
Kitchen, Anne Lindsay,
Macmillan, 256 pages,
$19.95. One ofthe problems with many diet or
"light" cookbooks is that
the authors assume their
readers are unhealthy
fatsos looking for low-cal
versions of their favourite
lard-laced dish. We get recipes like "beef" stroga-
noff made with tofu strips and 1% yoghurt, and
"chocolate" cake made with carob, aspertame
and corn starch. Yuck.
Thank Epicurus for Anne Lindsay's books.
Her Light Kitchen treats its readers as intelligent
consumers who want smart food that tastes
good. There are calorie and sodium shortcuts in
these recipes, for sure: low-sodium soya sauce,
low-fat cottage cheese, light sour cream and
smaller than usual amounts of oil are included
everywhere. But so is olive oil, sesame oil, wine,
cheese and even butter. The key is to use them all
in moderation.
With these recipes, there's no excuse for
bland, but every reason for sensible eating. Each
recipe is broken down into its nutritional parts
(calories, protein, fat, carbohydrates, etc.), and
many have suggestions for cutting calories and
salt even further.
But how, after all, does one prove the pudding? I whipped out the ol' sauce be-splattered
Pierre Dubrulle apron and tried out two recipes
last week.The first, Potato, Bean and Tomato
Stew with Basil was rich, tasty and quite filling. At
334 calories per serving (7g total fat), there was
room for some fresh crusty bread, a nice salad
and a few sips of a local Chardonnay.The other,
Chick Pea and Pork Curry was so tasty we had to
check twice to convince ourselves that it did indeed have only 327 calories (and 9g fat) per serving. With rice and one or two thimblesfull of a
rich South African red to soothe the palate (we
added a pinch or two extra of cayenne, well, just
because), this dish was a star.
That's not to say that all these recipes are
stingy on the calories. Some, like Chalupas and
Fajitas, are up in the 600 calories per serving
range, but even these levels are acceptable.
The point with this book (and Anne Lindsay's
others) is that eating properly doesn't have to
mean leaving the table with tummies still rumbling
or eating food that tastes like alfalfa.
The book also contains informative sections
on Canada's Food Guide, how to shop for healthy
food, news on vitamins, dieting and fat, and a table that links the recipes to the Canadian Diabetes Association's Food Choice Values system.
An excellent cookbook full of tasty, smart
recipes. Chris Petty
The Climate of Vancouver Tim Oke and John
Hay, BC Geographical Series #50 $7.00.1 took a
meteorology course in first year university and
have been hooked on the weather ever since.
Cloud types, temperature inversions, weather
systems and dew points are as much a factor of
my daily life as subject-verb agreement. I was Bob
Fortune's biggest fan.
Oke and Hay's new book,
The Climate ofVancouver, is
a weather junkie's trip to
heaven. Not only does it
describe the general climatic conditions ofVancouver (including seasonal
variations and 'normal'
conditions), it delves into
the odd and the unexpected (such as why the
corner of 499 and Steveston Hwy can be as much
as 8° C cooler than the corner of Burrard and
Wind patterns in the Lower Mainland. Temperature profiles. Incidence of fog over the years.
Air quality in the Lower Fraser Valley. Precipitation and solar radiation. It's all here.
As I said, I took meteorology about one
hundred years ago, so I was a bit dismayed to see
there was no glossary included. But the writing is
perfectly clear and lucid, and makes sense (as
much as sense can be made) of the thing we all
talk about at least once a day:Vancouver's
weather.A great reference book to curl up with
on a cold November afternoon. CP f*-
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1994
23 20s
William Brown BSA'28 has been a member of Sigma Tau Upsilon since 1929. Bill is retired, and with his wife Muriel spends
seven months of the year on the banks of the Fraser River and
the other five months in Desert Hot Springs, California, where
golfing, swimming and playing cards keeps them happy and
healthy ...Jim Millar BA'26, BASc(MechEng)'27 has moved to
Sidney on Vancouver Island to be nearer to his family after the
death of his wife, May.This news came from Edward Nunn
BASc(CivEng)'27 in the class newsletter which he sends to the
Chronicle every year. He says that the other surviving members
ofthe 1927 engineering class are Ted Arnold d>ASc(MetEng)'27,
Charles Bishop BASc(MechEng)'2 7, Ben Farrar
BASc(MetEng)'27, Arthur Gordon BASc(CivEng)'27, Pete
Mathewson BASc(E(ecEng)'27, Harry Warren BA'26,
BAScfGeoEngJ'27, DSc(Hon)'78 and Otto Gill. He would like to
hear from any of them at 565 I Cascade Street,West Linn, Oregon 97068.
G.Clifford Carl BA'30,BA'32 received his PhD from the University ofToronto. His wife, Josephine (Hart) BA'29,MA'31,
also earned her PhD at the same time, but she died soon afterwards, on August 16, 1993. She began publishing observations
of shore crabs while still an MA candidate, culminating with the
1982 Provincial Museum's handbook describing nearly 100 crab
species.The same museum appointed her honorary curator of
marine biology.
Don Kerr BA'41, professor emeritus at the University ofToronto, coauthored Volume III ofthe Historical Atlas of Canada ...
Beryl March BA'42, MSA'62, DSc(Hon)'88, professor emerita
in the department of animal science and member-at-large of
the Alumni Association, has received The Queen's Commemorative Medal.The award recognized Dr. March's contribution to
the Canadian community at large ... Gordon Taylor BA'49
won the Travel and Tourism Research Association's Achievement Award at the association's 25th annual conference ...
Owen Woodside BASc(ChemEng)'47 retired from CF. Braun/
Brown and Root in Los Angeles, California after serving as
project chemical engineer for many years.
Let's have a Reunion!
How long has it been since you graduated from UBC? Do you ever find
yourself telling your family and colleagues about the great time you had
there? Are you curious about what happened to your classmates? Perhaps it's
time for a reunion! Too much work, you say? Leave it to us. Our office provides
a wide range of reunion planning services. Complete and return this form,
and we'll be in touch to talk about planning a reunion for your class.
Please reply to:
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0251 Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1
Or Fax to: (604) 822-8928
Anne (Richard) Brewster BSc'59 returned to Penticton
after working in the US in research chemistry and business
marketing {MBA Pace 1979). She is chair of the Penticton Economic Development Commission, coordinator for the Community Health Council and a member ofthe Okanagan Science,Technology and Innovation Council ... Hugh Daubeny
BSA'53, MSA'55 received an honorary doctor of science degree
from McGill University at a convocation ceremony for the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in June 1994. In
October he was to present papers at an international seminar
on raspberry research at the University of Concepcion in Chile
...John Hamilton BCom'55 ofVancouver has been chosen to
receive BC's third annual Insurance Person of the Year award.
He is general manager ofthe Insurance Brokers Association of
BC ... Cole Harris BA'58, who is a professor of geography at
UBC, edited Volume I of the Historical Atlas of Canada ...
Dorothy (Wills) Little BA'50 retired from the University of
Calgary senate. Her husband, George Little LLB'51, is in his
sixth year in that same governing body. He retired as vice
president and corporate secretary of Pan Canadian Petroleum
Ltd.... Donald McAllister BA'55 retired to the country near
Perth, Ontario in January 1994. He is a volunteer with the Canadian Museum of Nature's Canadian Centre for Biodiversity,
the editor of the museum's Global Biodiversity and president for
Ocean Voice International ...George Nagle BSF'58 received
the 1994 Award for Outstanding Achievement in International
Forestry from the Canadian Institute of Forestry. Dr. Nagle has
been consulting in forestry and forest sector economics from
Victoria for the past twenty years. He has worked in each
province in Canada and on every continent (over 40 countries)
... Barry Phillips BSc(Pharm)'56 sold Acres Drug Store and
retired in February 1993. He's having a great time golfing—
mostly at Christina Lake, BC. His wife Peggy (Henniger)
BEd'83 retired in June 1993 after working for many years as a
counsellor at Grand Forks elementary and secondary schools.
She doesn't golf, so went on a trek on the Annapurna circuit
and sea kayaks on the coast every summer ... Ewing Rae
BSA'54 retired in September after 35 years in the United
Church ministry ...After practising family dentistry in
Chilliwack for thirty-three years, Walter Sussel BA'53 has
retired to fish, travel and raise landscaping shrubs on his five-
acre farm with his wife Beryl.
David Brown MEd'66 has been seconded to curriculum
studies in the Faculty of Education. He is also continuing his
work in conflict resolution ... Dennis Brown BCom'64, LLB'65
obtained an LLM from the University of Ottawa in June 1994.
In August 1994 he was appointed Consul General for Canada
in Los Angeles ... Noelle Clarke BHE'64 won a Ruth Binnie
Scholarship. She teaches secondary school home economics
and tourism near Victoria. She is active in local and provincial
home economics teachers' associations ... Susan (Becker)
Davidson BA'63 is the editor of Crosstalk, the newspaper of
the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa. She won the Gold Award for
news writing in 1993 from the Anglican Editors'Association ...
Claudia Douglas BMus'68, BLS'69, MLS'90 has left the
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and is working at the
Vancouver Public Library ... Harold Etter PhD'66 is in his
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eighth year as a chartered financial planner after having been in
environmental research and consulting for twenty-one years ...
Joseph Gervay PhD'65 retired after twenty-eight years with
Dupont and research and development. He is advising and
consulting globally on radiation curing and
photopolymerization. He is as politically incorrect as far as the
law will permit... George Hermanson BA'64 joined the staff
I of Zion United Church in Brantford, Ontario as senior
minister. His son Jeremy began law school at UBC this
September ... Jacqueline Hooper BLS'64, BSW'82, MSW'84
retried from the GreaterVancouver Mental Health Services
Society in 1993 ... David Noble BSc'69 is working for the
Alberta government in emergency measures after 28 years in
the military. He is vice chairman of the Royal Alexandra
Hospital's Board of Governors ...After 25 years with the
federal government, Frank Palmer BSc'62 retired from his
position as director, electronic warfare division. Defence
Research Establishment Ottawa, to devote himself to the
expansion of E—Field Communications Inc., a
telecommunications consulting firm ... Stewart Smith BSc'67
is a senior consultant with Anthony Macauley Associates, a
Victoria-based software development company. He and his wife
Angela became parents of Laurena Emily on June 25, 1994 ...
Peter Stigings BEd'67 was elected for a second year as the
Canadian representative on the executive board of the
International Association of Jazz Educators ... Edward Thorpe
BSc'66 moved to Texas in August to work on his doctorate in
education at East Texas State University on sabbatical from
Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario ... Sigrid-Ann Thors
BMus'63 is the new general manager ofthe Saskatoon
Symphony ... Marvin Tung BSc(Agr)'60f MSA'67, PhD'70,
formerly a member ofthe department of food science at UBC
and more recently the head of food science and technology at
the Technical University of Nova Scotia, has assumed the
distinguished position of NSERC/George Weston Industrial
Research Chair in Food Packaging Technology at the University
of Guelph ... John Vanderstoep BSc(Agr)'66, MSA'68, PhD'71,
acting head of UBC's department of food science, has been
elected a fellow of the Canadian Institute of Food Science and
Technology ... Wendy Walker BEd'91 won the Ruth Binnie
Scholarship. She is pursing her MA at Gonzaga University in
Spokane and plans to go back to classroom teaching after
completion of her degree ... Allan Watson BA'62, LLB'64 has
moved to Calgary to assume the post of manager of the legal
division ofthe Public Trustee's office in that city, after eight
years of managing the equivalent office in Edmonton ... Robert
Wilson BLS'67 is running a bed and breakfast establishment on
Salt Spring Island. It's called Captain's Passage B&B ... Marion
(MacDonald) York BEd'60, MEd'9 2 was appointed to the
UBC Board of Governors. She in the only person on the board
in recent years who is from the interior of the province.
Avinash Chandra Agrawal BASc(MechEng)'71 is general
manager of Ubics Ltd., a global software company with offices
in Los Angeles and Cleveland. He is located in Bangalore, India.
He and his wife, Snigdha have two daughters and welcome any
current or ex-UBC students visiting their area ... Margaret
Allan BA'70 has finished everything but her dissertation for a
PhD in school psychology. Last year she was the first American
Psychologists'Association's National School Psychology Intern
at the APA headquarters in Washington, DC ... Bernie Brandt
BEd'71 is beginning a two-year Mennonite Central Committee
assignment in Akron, Pennsylvania. He will be working as an
assistant tagger in the SELFHELP Crafts of the World warehouse ... In 1993 Susan Coupey MD'75 was promoted to
professor of paediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. She is the director ofthe introduction to
clinical medicine course for first year students. She is also associate director of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at
Montefiore Medical Center and recently edited two books on
adolescent medicine ...Steve Davis BASc(CivEng)'78 is the
president of Inland Pacific Waterworks Ltd., a wholly owned
non-regulated subsidiary of BC Gas Inc.... Marlene
(Gardner) BA'77, MA'84 and Jock Finlayson BA'78, MA'81
have moved back to Vancouver from Ontario. Jock is vice president, policy, with the Business Council of BC. Marlene is an
employee assistance counsellor with the Vancouver office of
Corporate Health Consultants ... Martin Glynn MBA'76, a
past president of the Alumni Association, has been appointed
executive vice president of Hongkong Bank of Canada, where
he will be responsible for mutual funds, trust operations and
distribution systems. He is also a new member ofthe board of
Crofton House school and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce ... Pamela (Sutton) BEd'78 and Ian Gordon BEd'78
have been happily married for fifteen years.They both enjoy
teaching in Merritt.They have two daughters, and Gordon operates a commercial air service in his spare time and during the
summer months ... Hugh Harden BASc(MechEng)75 and his
wife Gaye became parents of twin boys, Angus and Stuart, on
July 20, 1994. Hugh completed an MBA at Simon Fraser University in August 1994, almost 20 years after getting his degree
in engineering ... Elinore (King) Harwood BA'74 is a psychologist in private practice, on sabbatical. She is hoping to join
a health centre in the Courtenay area by the end of 1994 ...
William Hsieh BSc'76, MSc'78, PhD'8/ and Jean Wai Yee
Kwong BMus'86 were married on July 23, 1994. He is an associate professor of oceanography and physics at UBC, while Jean
works as a secretary in the School of Rehabilitation Medicine,
UBC ... Ardis (Jordan) BA'77 and Patrick Julian LLB78 live
in North Vancouver with their two daughters. In October 1994
Patrick left Farris Vaughan Willis Murphy after fourteen years
for Koffman Birnie Kalef Business Lawyers in order to continue
his practice in the real estate area ... Richard Kachur BA'76 is
working on his first book, a work of historical fiction all about
good guys and bad in 1680s France and England ... Amanda
McConaghy BA'73 retired from her buying position at
Woodwards in 1991. She and her husband decided to move to
Summerland, BC.golf in the summer and ski in the winter ...
John Naysmith PhD'75 served as the director of the forestry
school at Lakehead University from 1988 until the presentThe
school has evolved into a full-fledged faculty and has asked Dr.
Naysmith to postpone his retirement and become the founding
dean of that faculty ... Dorte (Christensen) Pittaway BA'77
and her daughter Margot have been living in Nanaimo since
returning from New Zealand ten years ago. She is teaching at
Georgia Avenue Elementary School. She's love to hear from
former residence roomies ... Patrick Raynard BA'75, MLS'78
married Isabella Horry BA'85, MA'87 last May in West Van
couver. Patrick teaches in the Catholic school system, while
Isabella is a research economist at the Fraser Institute ...Wendy
and George Reifel BCom'74 are proud new parents of
George Frederick, born June 22, 1994. George Sr. is a partner
in Reifel Cooke Group of Companies in Vancouver. He was
recently elected a director of Nature Trust of BC and as vice
president of Ducks Unlimited Canada ...After 15 years in Ontario working in various positions (communications and information security engineering), Steve Schnider
BASc(ElecEng)'79 and his family are very pleased to be back in
Vancouver. Steve is working for Hughes Aircraft, Canada ...
Alex Speers BSc(Agr)'76, MSc'82, PhD'9l and Eleanore E.
Howard MSN'91 are living in Wolfville, NS. Eleanore works at
the Valley Regional Hospital in nearby Kentville, and Alex commutes to Halifax where he is a new faculty member in the department of food science and technology at the Technical University of Nova Scotia. Patrick was born on Aug. 25th: a new
brother for Robbie! ...As vice chairman and chief financial officer of Federated Department Stores, Ronald Tysoe
BCom'77, LLB'78 spearheaded the company's successful bid to
merge with R.H. Macy & Company, forming the USA's largest
department store chain ...JamesVan Alstine BSc'75, PhD'84
married Dr. Kristina Kohler in Sweden, where he is on sabbatical from his position   at the University of Alabama. He is a
Wenner Gren Fellow at the Institute for Surface Chemistry in
Stockholm ... Olga Volkoff-Richardson BSc'7/ earned her
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however, there was an error in the reporting of her name, it
having been confused with her mother's maiden name. She also
received an MBA in 1973.
Rhonda Altou DMD'85 is busy with oral and maxillofacial
surgery, her two children and remodelling her home with husband Tom ... Matthew Baldwin BA'88 has completed his
coursework for a master's degree in city planning at the University of Manitoba and will be returning to Prince George this
fall to complete his thesis ... Paul Banks MBA'86 completed
an MA in environmental planning at the University ofToronto
in 1992, following four years of commercial and corporate
banking. He expects to graduate in 1995 with a PhD from the
UBC Faculty of Forestry ... Helena Bardos BSc(Pharm)'82 and
Steven Lang BASc(ElecEng)'84 were married in 1987.They
had a daughter, Jacqueline, in July 1994 ... Scott Beesley
BSc'86 is teaching economics at the University College ofthe
Cariboo. His wife Shannon Park BHE'85 will work in marketing and business consulting ... Eugenio Bolongaro BA'82,
LLB'85 won McGill University's Scarlet Key Award for Leadership ... Ken Bradshaw BA'82 is married to Marji Ron la and
has two young sons. Ken has been a copy editor at the Vancouver Sun since 1987 ... Russel Brown BA'87 and Heidi
Huwelka BCom'89 were married on September 3, 1994 ...
Stephen Bruyneel BSc'84, MA'88 is a public affairs coordinator with BC Hydro. He and his wife, Lori Walker, are expecting
their first child in January 1995 ...joan Buchanan's BFA'83,
MFA'94 fourth children's picture book. The Nana Rescue
(Thomas Nelson, Australia and SRA MacMillan McGraw Hill,
USA), has just been published.The Chronicle reviews the book
on page 22. Joan also performed at the Yukon International
Storytelling Festival this summer in Whitehorse ... Chris
Bunce BASc(GeoEng)'86 and Nancy (Dick) Jacklin BA'87
were married in 1988 and moved back to Calgary in 1994.
They are expecting their first child in early 1995 ... David
Butcher BSc'8 /, MD'85 opened, along with two other doctors, the Frame Lake Family Physicians medical practice in
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories ... Leo Kin Ning Cheng
MBA'89 was expecting his first child in November. He received
his CGA designation in October 1993 and is a senior staff accountant with Wu & Company ...John Chow MD'84 has a
solo practice in obstetrics in Chilliwack. He does a lot of fishing and plays tennis in his spare time. He and his wife Gwen,
who he married in 1988, had their first child in May 1994 ...
Warren Chow BAScf£/ecEng/87 is working as a stations planning engineer at BC Hydro. He presented a technical paper in
Rio de Janeiro in September ...Shirley Coates DipAdEd'82 is
the resident manager of Covenant Court, a Christian Reformed Church senior housing society.This is not a nursing
home, but it is a seniors' residence of self-contained suites with
the resident manager who is a registered nurse and wellness
counsellor ... Rod Cole BA'84 recently moved back to Edmonton. He is the manager, customer service at the Royal Bank,
Southgate branch ... Shane Dennison BSc'89 is a lawyer and
lives in Nanaimo ... Daniel Deyell BA'80 is the new pastor at
Valhalla Lutheran Church in Alberta. He and his family moved
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there from Vancouver Island, where he and his wife were
teachers ... Claudia Douglas MLS'90 left the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in 1988 and is with theVancouver
Public Library ...Janice Eng BSR'85 and Tony Mittertreiner
BASc(ElecEng)'85 have returned to BC after nine years in Ontario with their son Jason (born April 1994). Janice is a post-
doc at Simon Fraser University ... Urban Sport Inc., Vic
Fletcher's BA'82 company, will opened People's Courts, a
private indoor tennis facility in Coquitlam, in November 1994,
with two more centres to open in 1995 ... Mary Flynn
BA(DipVislmp)'85 is teaching junior kindergarten (3 and 4 year
olds) and loves it. She uses her special education background ...
Margery (MacDonnell) Forgay MA'80 received an honorary doctorate of laws degree from Dalhousie University in
Halifax on May 27, 1994. In 1963 she founded the School of
Dental Hygiene at the University of Manitoba. She is the first
Canadian dental hygienist ever to receive an honorary doctorate degree ... Frank Gareau BASc(MetEng)'81 and Leslie
(Chu) Gareau BHE'8I have moved to Winnipeg, where Frank
will be engineering manager at Centra Gas ... Tom Grande
BCom'86 works for McCain Foods as sales manager responsible
for BC and Alberta. He married Corrie Buch in 1992, and their
first child, Brendon Vicenzo, was born on June 23, 1994 ... In
June ofthis year, Stuart Grant BA'88 completed his PhD in
cognitive psychology at the University of Toronto. He is teaching at that university and conducting research on memory for
complex skills ... Peter Guyan BSc'85 and Catherine Garden
became parents of Shael Quinton Peter on September 12,
1994. Peter is employed as senior exploration geologist with
Petrorep Resources Ltd.... Greg Halseth BA'83 is an assistant
professor in the geography program at the University of
Northern British Columbia. He lives with his family in Prince
George ... Deryck Holds worth MA'7I, PhD'81, emeritus
professor of geography at the Pennsylvania State University,
coauthored Volume III of the Historical Atlas of Canada ... Kevin
Hoy PhD'87 and Brenda (Chow) BA'82 are living in Burnaby.
He is starting his fifth year as a chemistry instructor at BCIT,
and she is an administrative assistant with the GreaterVancou-
ver Mental Health Service Society, where she's been for 12
years ... David jamieson BA'83 is assistant program director
of 630-CHED, a news/talk radio station in Edmonton. He
worked for the previous eight years as a newscaster and talk
show host at CKNW in Vancouver. He is the new father of
Lindsay Frances (Sept. 14, 1994) ... Desiree (Jans) Jans-
Hammermeister BSc(Agr)'88 is in the final months of her
PhD in soil biochemistry at the University of Alberta. She married a fellow soils graduate student,Andy Hammermeister, in
November of 1993 ... Grace (Wiebe, Hildebrand) Jones
BMus'83, BEd'88 recently directed a very successful production
of Steel Magnolias for the Chilliwack Players Guild ... Anna
Krause BEd'84 recently moved from Europe to Courtenay.
Her family is happy to be back in Canada. She is employed by
the Campbell River Association for Community Living ... Paul
Krieser LLB'85 is working as a territory manager with Active
Chemicals Ltd. He is also involved with Sybertech Waste Reduction Ltd. in the field of hazardous waste removal ... Steven
Kuan BASc(GvEng)'86, MEng'90, PhD'93 married Jenny (Lum)
BCom'89 on July 2, 1994. Jenny is a budget analyst with the
Greater Vancouver Regional District and Steven is a design
engineer with CY. Loh Associates Ltd. of Vancouver ... Fiona
Kumovic BA'84, MA'88 married Barry Pointon BSc'85 in July
1994.They were one of the last couples to have their wedding
reception at the UBC Faculty Club. Fiona works as a community planner for the City of Burnaby, while Barry teaches physics for the nuclear medicine at UBC and does research at Triumph ... Peter Lam BSc'89 is working as a manager of food
services with International Care Corporation. He is the chairperson, 1994-95, ofthe British Columbia Dietician and Nutritionist Association—Gerontology Practice Group ...Jordan
Lancaster BA'86, MA'87 is a post-doctoral fellow at the
Istituto di Studi Storici in Naples, Italy ... Brennan Lang
BASc(MinEng)'87 has started The Rock Group Ltd., a mining
engineering consulting practice and is living in Gibsons, BC ...
Paige Larson BPE'84 works at Deep Cove Physiotherapy and
West Vancouver Physiotherapy while living on the North
Shore. She, husband Dave and son Gorden welcomed Jake Alan
to their family on June 17, 1994 ... Annette Lemire BSW88
obtained her MSW from the University of Calgary {1994). She
is working as a supervisor with the Edmonton Board of Health
in the home care division ... Rhona (McCallum)
Lichtenwald LLB'89 married Ron in August 1990 and estab-
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lished her own family law practice in November of that same
year in the South Granville area ofVancouver. She and Ron are
proud parents of Grace Norah, born on April 8, 1994 ...
Sherry (Quan) BA'87 and GeffLim BCom'87 live in Vancouver, where Sherry is director of communications for National
Real Estate Service and Geff is asset manager for Great West
Life Assurance Company's real estate division which involves
acquisitions and dispositions, property management and leasing
... Anthony Loh BA'81 is a research fellow at the Harry S.
Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace based
at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem ... Henry Louie
DMD'88 completed his speciality training in periodontics at
UBC in 1994. He has set up a practice in Clearbrook. He and
his wife Caroline became parents of Christopher Stephen on
October 24, 1993 ... Kevin Louis BA'85 started his own
graphic design communication studio after earning his BDesign
from the Emily Carr College of Art and Design. Kevin Louis
Design specializes in new businesses and real estate development. He and Lisa Scott BA'94 live in Vancouver ...Jim
Lovell BSc(PharrnT89 works for Glaxo Canada Inc. in pharmacy services as a research scientist. He lives in Mississauga,
Ontario ... Norman Marcie MSc'85 moved to Victoria after
working for eight years in the Yukon. He is a negotiator for land
claim treaties on Vancouver Island. Norman, his wife Terry and
20-month-old daughter are looking forward to a warmer winter! ...Jim Mclntyre MA'85 is planning manager with the City
of Kelowna. His wife Gloria (Muley) BA'82 is a French immersion teacher at the secondary school level.The couple has
three children ... Paul Mclntyre BASc(Min&MatEng)'88 is living
in northern New Mexico and working as a posdoctoral fellow
at Los Alamos National Laboratory. I was awarded an ScD by
the department of materials science and engineering at MIT in
1993. He was briefly a postdoc at MIT before moving to New
Mexico in April 1994 ...Jennifer (Cox) Miller BA'88 and her
husband Gerald became parents of twins, Maria Kathleen and
John Gerald, in April 1994. Jennifer has taught school for the
past four years in a maximum security prison, a parochial
school and in a community college. She is raising her children
full-time ...William Montague BSc(Agr)'84 completed his
master's degree in landscape architecture at Guelph University
in 1992. He works for the City of Mississauga in parks development ... Brent Murdoch BLA'86, BArch'89 became a registered architect in June 1994. He is an urban/designer//planner
in Whistler, where he lives with his wife Margot... Scott
Myers BA'88 earned his MA in economics from Columbia University. He then went on to Oxford University where he took
an MPhil in international relations. He lives with his wife Lily
(Chang) BA'87 in Los Angeles, where she practices law and he
is in business ...Alex Pannu BA'83 returned to BC after two
years in Ottawa working for Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell BA'69,
LLB'83. He is practising law with Martin & Associates in Vancouver, and was married to Mijanon Serre in September ... Linda
Parkinson BSc(Pharm)'88 works at St. Joseph's Hospital and
has just bought her first home ...Jamie Penfold BSc'83,
MD'87 received his FRCPC in anaesthesia in June 1994. He is
doing a fellowship in pain management based at Children's
Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.... Bill Pike MFA'82 will
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dral in Hampshire, England from July 1-21, 1995 ...Ann
Rogers BA'86, MA'88 completed her PhD in politics at Lancaster University in 1993. She has been a lecturer in international
relations at the University of Sussex (1993/94) and has accepted a lecturing post in the same subject at the Foreign Affairs College in Beijing {for 1994/95) ... Beth Rogers MLS'86
and Bradley Anholt PhD'89 are off to Switzerland for a few
years, where Brad has been hired by the University of Zurich.
Their two daughters will attend Swiss schools, and Beth will
study German and ski ... Janice Roper BCom'82 has been
elected to the partnership of Deloitte &Touche in the firm's
Vancouver office. She is one of the firm's leading GST and commodity tax specialists and has overall responsibility for GST,
provincial sales tax and customs duties ...Sikina (Karim)
Rossi MD'88 has jfmished her residency program in Vancouver
and has set up a dermatology practice in Victoria. She and husband Tony are both former University of Victoria grads and are
glad to be back on Vancouver Island ...After earning a certificate in journalism from Vancouver Community College
(Langara), Philip Salembier BA'85 worked for seven years in
BC community press, most recently as editor of The Chilliwack
Progress. He is studying for master's of journalism at Carleton
University in Ottawa ... Gregg Saretsky BSc'82, MBA'84 is
vice president, airports for Canadian Airlines in Vancouver. He
and wife Debbie recently (August 10) became parents of
Robert James. He is a brother for Mark and Jennifer ...
Caroline (Cheng) BA'84 and Gordon Simon MSc'86 were
married in 1986 and have two daughters (5 and IVi). Gordon
is self-employed as a computer consultant, and Caroline helps
him part-time, but mostly she stays home with the children ...
Mila (Desprez) BA'88 and Brad Skeeles BASc(MinEng)'88
have moved to San Francisco with their son Jacob. Brad accepted a position as a mining engineer in the resources development department of BHP World Minerals ... Steven Sorko
BA'85 married Tricia Chong-YeeTho. He hosted and copro-
duced Spicy Steve, an Asian cooking show on local cable which
won the 1994 BC Cable Association Awards. Steven joined
Investors Group Richmond as a financial planner in 1993 ...
Delwen Stander BA'85, LLB'88 and David Sliman BA'84,
LLB'87 formed their own law firm, Sliman & Stander, in September 1994 in Sardis, BC. Joining them is Barbara Dowding
LLB'90 ... Cara Stewart MLS'87 recently completed her master's degree in political science at the University of Victoria. She
is at Carleton University studying for a PhD in political theory
and international relations ... CarrieThomson MSc'89 completed her PhD in food chemistry at the University of Alberta.
She is a post-doctoral fellow with the Alberta Dairymen's Association Research Unit in Edmonton ... Roger Ting
MASc(ElecEng)'87 married Lydia Leung in January l994.The
couple lives in Hong Kong ... On June 15, 1994, Heather
(Daniels Neumann) BEd'80 and Robert Watson B£d'86
welcomed daughter.Anna Caroline, into their family. Rob also
completed his MEd at San Diego State University in August...
David Weber MLS'82 has been with the Southern Alberta
Institute ofTechnology since 1988 ... Maureen Whittal BA'87
is in the last six months of completing a PhD in clinical psychology at West Virginia University. She is completing a one-year
predoctoral internship at Massachusetts General Hospital in
Boston ... Miles Whittingham BASc(Met&MatEng)'88,
MBA'94 is an analyst at the Bank of Canada ... Anne Wong
BSc'88 and Leo Law BSc'89 both work at Cantest Laboratories Ltd. in Vancouver.They are planning to get married in Au-
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The University
of British Columbia
Call for Nominations
The University of British
Columbia established
Awards for Excellence in
Teaching in 1989. Awards
are made by the Faculty of
Science to UBC Science
faculty, lecturers and
laboratory instructors
who are selected
as outstanding teachers.
We are seeking input from
UBC alumni, current and
former students.
Deadline for nominations:
February 6, 1995
Nominations should be
accompanied by supporting
statements and the
nominator's name, address
and telephone number.
Please send nominations to:
Chair, Excellence in Teaching
c/o Office of the Dean of Science,
R 1505, 6270 University Boulevard,
University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
FAX (604) 822-5558
gust 1995 ... Ralph Wong MD'88 has moved to Ottawa to do
a fellowship in medical oncology ... Marilee (Law) BHE'86 and
Maurice Yee BA'86 have both been social workers in
Hazeiton for the past eight years.They have a one-year-old
daughter, Morgan ... Robert Young BEd'82 and Debra (Buis)
BEd'80 have two daughters, He received his master's degree
from San Diego State University in 1991 and is vice principal of
a junior high school in the Chilliwack district. Debbie is teaching kindergarten.
Fiona Cairns BA'9/ is executive assistant to Grant Hill, Reform MP and that party's health critic ... Derek Cardy BSc'93
is articling for his CA designation with Ernst & Young in Vancouver ... Esther Cechetto BEd'90 is a grade one teacher for the
Scarborough Board of Education. In April married Stephen
Ashby of Kent, England ...Jennifer Chard BA'93 and Oliver
Kaddatz BSc'93 travelled to New Zealand and Australia before
moving to Ottawa last spring. Jennifer is an analyst with Statistics Canada while Oliver continues his life as a student...
Stephen Cheng BCom'92, consulting actuary with Stejoe
Consultants Inc. of Vancouver, has been named a fellow of the
Society of Actuaries (FSA)... Brenda Suk Hing Chong BA'94
is still unemployed. She has moved to a new house in Vancouver ... Nils Clarke LLB'90 and Janet Lee BA'90 report that
their impending nuptials already appeared in the Chronicle last
year, the blessed event did finally materialize in West Vancouver
in August 1994 with much mirth and merriment! ... Bruce
Claggett BA'94 received a full-time faculty appointment at the
British Columbia Institute ofTechnology in the department of
broadcast communications. He is teaching two courses: Canadian government and business and labour ... On May 4, 1994,
students at the University of Manitoba presented Jazlin
Ebenezer EdD'91, assistant professor, with a certificate of
teaching excellence. She has given numerous conference presentations and has published articles in refereed journals in science education. In the 1993 Social Sciences Research Council
of Canada research grant competition, she received $65,000
for a three-year project... Brian Elgood BCom'90 is a chartered accountant. He left Deloitte &Touche to join Van City's
mutual fund services management team, responsible for ethical
funds administration ...After spending the past two years as an
NSERC post-doc in Athens, Georgia, Barry Flinn PhD'92 is a
senior research associate in the department of biochemistry at
the University of Ottawa ... Peter Hale wood LLB '90 has a
new job as visiting assistant professor of law.Albany Law School
of Union University.Albany, New York ... Michael Jollimore
MEng'93 is working as an environmental engineer with
Cortolima Corporacibn Autonoma in the city of Ibague, Colombia ... Sheila (Richardson) BCom'92 and Don Kirkby
BSc'93 were married on May 28, 1994. Sheila works at
Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre, and Don runs his
own computer company ...Jimmy Liu BASc(EJecEng)'91 has
been working at the Hongkong Bank of Canada for the past
two years as an analyst programmer ... Gaylene MacDonald
BA'90 is self-employed with a textile design business inVancou-
ver.She specializes in natural dyes and fibres ...Adrienne
(Yuen) BA'9/ and Brent McDonald BASc(EtecEng)'91 moved
to Ottawa in 1991. Brent works for Bell Northern Research
and Adrienne has completed an MA in translation at the University of Ottawa.They were married in 1992 ... Michelle
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McPhee MSc'94 is a speech pathologist with the Ministry of
Health in Powell River, BC ...Alan Monk MBA '93 started law
school at the University of Alberta in September ... Eddy Ng
BCom'94 joined CIBC as a personal banking representative. He
will be pursuing his MBA in international business at SFU under
a graduate fellowship in 1995 ... Sandra (Cutts) BPE'90 and
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Cecil Green Park in 1992.They moved to the Okanagan,
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final year of studying for a BEd at Okanagan College (through
the University of Victoria) ... Rowena Ono BA'92 received her
MBA from SFU in 1994. She works at Price Waterhouse ...
Claire Pallard BMLSc'90,MSc'92 is with the Health Technology Assessment Unit of Alberta Health. She married electrical
engineer Roger Belanger in October 1994 ... Michael
Peplinski MBA'92 married Paola McElheron in October 1994.
He is the managing director of LoctiteThailand in Bangkok,
Thailand, and relocated there from Victoria in November 1994
... Diana Pettorosso BSc'92, BEd'93 married Luciano Media
BA'89 in September 1993 ...Angela Piccini BA'90 earned a
master's degree in archaeology in 1992 from the University of
Sheffield in the UK. She is in her last year of a doctoral program at the same university. She had an article published on
Archeos 92 in Anthropo/ogy Today,Vol. 9, No. 2, April 1993 ...
Susan (Heed) Reigate BA'90 married Damon Reigate in June
1994. She works for Transport Canada at the Toronto airport
... Eileen (Dougall) BA'90, BSVV'92, MSW'93 married Jack
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clinical outreach team. Eileen's daughter Kim is enrolled in
UBC's School of Social Work ...Leonard Saunders BA'91 is a
first year law student at Pepperdine University in California,
working toward his JC degree. He is engaged to Tara
Davidson BA'93 ... Henry Sirkia BSF'90 moved to his hometown of Port Alberni where he works as an operations forester
for Coulson Forest Products. He built a new home with his
wife Shirley and two children (Jaclynn and Brian) ... Caedmon
Staddon MA'9I is finishing a doctorate in geography at the
University of Kentucky in the heart of the Bluegrass State.The
subject of the dissertation is political change and local government in Eastern Europe. He is studying on a Social Sciences
and Humanities Research Council doctoral fellowship and will
be returning to Eastern Europe in the spring on a National
Science Foundation research grant... Theresa Stajer BA'93
moved to Texas where she is working on her master's degree ...
After four years as an auditor for the Auditor General of BC in
Victoria, Steven Wilson BCom'90 has moved into public practice in Vancouver with the chartered accounting firm of
Matheson Donaldson.
Teresa and Ernie Anderson BASc(MechEng)'80: a daughter,
Lexx Augusta Elizabeth, on June 16, 1994. A sister to Dylan ...
Beatrice Archer MA'92 and Edward Sadowski BSc'81,
MSc' 84, MBA '90: a second daughter, Isabel Ann, on June 8,
1994 ... Suzanne and Steve Ashwell MD'87: a daughter, Sarah
Frances, on June I 2, 1994. In Dawson Creek, BC ... Susan
Carlisle MLS'87 and Peter Schoenberg BSc'84, MLS'86: a
daughter, Hanna Christina, on January 30, 1994.A first child ...
Stephanie Chacon MSc'86 and Leif Olson: expecting a baby
girl for January 3, 1995 ... Lori (Silvestri) BA'85, BSW89 and
Claude Chalifour: a son, Matthew Jules Michele, on February 8,
1994 ... Leanne (Marette) BSN'88 and Michael Farmer
MD'88: a daughter,Vanessa Jayne, on September 19, 1994. A
sister for Duncan (3/2) ... Jean (Mustard) BPE'83 and Casey
Forrest: a son, Robert Steele, on April 21,1994 ... Andrea
(Fletcher) BCom'87 and Todd Fortin:a daughter, Chanel Paris
Forth, on July 19, 1994... Lael and Tom Gierc BSF'83,
BASc(CivEng)'85: a girl.Total of four children: two girls and two
boys.The family lives in Duncan, BC ...Twila and John Graves
BA'85: a daughter, Kalyn Danielle, on June 30, 1994. A sister
for Ryan James. In Maple Ridge, BC ... Tracy and Todd Hubner
BSc'86: a second son, Dustin Thomas, on April 18, 1994. In
Kamloops, BC ... Laura (Ryder) BEd'86 and Dave Hudson: a
daughter, Lisa Christine, on May 10, 1994 ... Denise (Louie)
BEd'83, MEd'9l and Kevin Isomura BCom'84: Kayla Kiyomi,
on May 5, 1994. A sister for Erica ... May (Woo) BCom'83 and
David Jiang: a girl, Patricia, in August 1994. A sister for Heather
and Rebecca ... Catherine (Newcombe) BEd'85 and Grant
Miller: their third child, Mercedes Audrey Rebecca Miller, on
February 18, 1994 ...Sharon (Ofersen) BEd'90 and Ali
Manouchehri MBA'90: a daughter, Rebecca Sharon Akhtar.A
sister for Lisa ... Bev (Beres) BA'89 and Jerry Mear: a son,
Bradley Vincent, on May 14, 1994 ...Vaudene (Hankin) BA'89
and James "Craig" Moulton BA'81, LLB'84: Jean "Claire" on
May I, 1994.A sister for Drew (I'A) ... Mariko Nakagawa
BEd'83 and Peter Varsek BA'80: a son, Spencer John, on July
6, I994.A brother for Victoria ... Kuniko Nomura-Rejto
BA'78 and George Rejto: a daughter, Hilary Kiyomi, on September 10, I994.A sister for Derek Kiyoshi ... Hedy (Soltan)
BA'80, BSW83 and Patrick O'Connor BA'87: a daughter,
Marjahn Theresa, on June 27, I994.A sister for Shirine Haylee,
3/2 ... Lori (Marchand) BA'85 and Tony Ryan
ASc(ChemEng)'86: a daughter, Mary Caitlin, on April 19, 1994 in
Kamloops.A sister to Carling (5) and Erin (3) ... Laura
(Morrison) BMLSc'88 and John Stegeman BSc'88: a son,
Peter Aric, on August 9, 1994 ... Geraldine Ty DMD'84 and
Peter Kim DMD'84: a girl, Natasha Tamarajune 30, 1994. A
sister for Jonathan ... Elene (Mitropoulos) BSN'86 and Jay
Vanderpas: a son, Jacob Charles John, on August 3, 1994. A
sister for 2/2-year-old Anneka ... Rosi (Gigler) BSc(Agr)'90 and
Michael van Meel BMus'9/: a boy, Gregory David, on June 3,
I994.A brother for Clara ... Leslie (Wilkinson) BSc(Agr)'8l
and Gary Warner: a son, Brendan Campbell, on October 28,
1993. A brother to Evan Gregory ...Wendy (Kempler)
BCom'85 and Kerry Winkler BCom'85: a girl, Milissa Nicole,
on May 9, 1994 ... Ed Witzke BA'72, BArch'76 and his wife
Helene Zacharias: a daughter,Teresa Kaelyn, on April 27, 1994.
In Memoriam
In the last edition of the Chronicle there was an obituary for
Alice (Weaver) Hemming.We reported her UBC degree
to be an LLD(Hon)'80, when in reality it was a BA'28.
John "Jack" Brewster BEd'53 on September 27, 1994, aged
77 years.After earning his BA from McMaster University, he
served in the RCAF inWWII and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for gallantry. He obtained his BEd from
UBC after the war and was a principal and teacher in Burnaby
for 35 years. Jack and Amy moved to Red Deer in 1993 to be
closer to their family ... Les Bullen BA'48 was active in education in the province of British Columbia. In 1986 he chaired a
committee under then Minister of Advanced Education and Job
Training Stan Hagen whose important findings resulted in the
Passport to Education program; university colleges in Nanaimo,
Kelowna, Kamloops and the Fraser Valley; increased spaces at
UVic, UBC and SFU; increased spaces in vocational training
programs and in more allocation of resources to the capital
and operating costs for the post secondary system. Latterly he
was very involved in the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Society ...
Jeanette (Roop) Cahill BSN'61 on December 10, 1993, aged
55 years, after a short bout with cancer. Jeanette spent many
years working in the health care profession, spending the past
11 years with the Home Care Program in North Vancouver.
She devoted much time and energy to the church and community of Horseshoe Bay ...James Chatwin BA'46 on July 27,
1994 in Sidney, B.C. Dr. Chatwin practised medicine in Regina
for over 30 years before his retirement in 1985. During those
three decades as a family doctor, he pioneered sports medicine
in Saskatchewan. He served with the First Division Artillery in
WWII ...John H.Croockewit BASc(MechEng)'54 on April 2,
1994 ...Joey Della-Savia BASc(EIecEng)'85 on June 28, 1994,
in a tragic accident He earned his PEng in 1989 and worked as
a software development engineer for Distinctive Software ...
Gudrun (Perry) Dewar BEd'6/ on July 25, I994...W.R.
Dowrey BCom'40 in May l994."Dick" received his MBA from
30       L'BC All mm Ciikonk.i.k, Wintkr 1994 CLASS ACTS
Harvard University in 1942, following which he enlisted in the
US Navy, serving as an officer in the Submarine Corps from
1942-46. Upon returning to Vancouver, he operated his own
business of Photolec for many years and was active in theVan-
couver Rotary ... Roger Fieldhouse BCom'46 on August I,
1993 ... Dorothy (Patenaude) Finley BHE'68 on February
22, 1994, of cancer. Dot was a homemaker, and for thirteen
years a popular home economics and art teacher in New
Denver, BC, where she resided for twenty-four years. In 1987,
she left teaching to start Cinta Batik Arts, a company dedicated
to bringing the best Indonesian batik paintings to Canada ...
Annie (Lillico) Harris BA'24 on March 3, 1994. She spent
the fifty-six years of her life in Watsonville, California. She
drove her car until her death at the age of ninety-one and was
an active member of her community ... Harold E. Harper
BA'49, LLB'49 on August 21, 1994 ... Edward G. Hart BA'34
on September 13, l994.Ted graduated with a BASc in forestry
engineering from the University ofWashington before earning
his UBC degree. He spent his working life with the BC Electric
Company, retiring in 1964 ... Ellen Mary Greenaway BA'47,
BEd'56 on July 2, 1994 ... Roland Lanning BA'22 on September 18, l994.As head of serials, he built a periodicals collection
that put the UBC library on the scholarly map. Upon retirement in 1965, he moved to Ladysmith with Christina, returning
to Vancouver in 1987, where he enjoyed reading and corresponding with his many friends ... Jurgen P. (George) Laue
BA'57 on May 24, 1994. Until his retirement he worked as assistant personnel director for the City ofVancouver and as a
consultant. He was very active in a university students' exchange program between Canada and Germany ... George H.
LeBus BASc(ElecEng)'4S on May 30, 1994 ...Charlotte
Leeder BEd'58 on February 18, 1994 ...John Raymond Le
Huquet BSc(Phorm)'50, MD'55 on July 22, 1994. After his retirement from general practice, he became known for his superior skills in dispute resolution, quality assurance and medical
staff organization. He was involved in that role with the Surrey
Memorial, the Royal Jubilee,Victoria General, Royal Columbian
and Eagle Ridge hospitals ... Kenneth Tremaine Logan
BSF'49. He was the son of the late Harry Logan LLD(Hon)'6J,
a former editor of the Chronicle and a professor of classics at
UBC. Before attending UBC, Ken joined the RCAF {1942) and
served as a radar mechanic in India. He had been living in
Petersborough, Ontario following his retirement from the Dominion Forestry Service in Chalk River, Ontario ...
Willoughby W. Matthews BSA'27 on April 3, 1994. He had
great affection for the university and visited from England in
1972 and 1982 ... Donald Allan McCormick BSc(Agr)'74 on
December 9, 1993. After receiving his UBC degree, Donald
earned his doctorate in veterinary medicine at the University
of Saskatchewan. He enjoyed participating in choral events,
played the piano, ran in the Vancouver Marathon and was involved in fitness activities ... Stewart McDaniel BA'39 on May
27, 1994. He became a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dublin, in 1951. His WWII service was
with the RCAF and the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps in
Canada, the UK, Normandy and northwest Europe ... William
F.McGown MA'66 on May 10, 1994 ...James E.Michael
BA'64 on December 25, 1993 ...John A. Mudie
BASc(ForEng)'53 on October 18, 1994 at the age of 66 years.
His career was practised in the fields of engineering, logging,
consulting and manufacturing ... Doug Neil LLB'50 on February 21, 1994, of cancer ... Terry North BASc(ElecEng)'2 7 on
June 5, 1994. King George VI personally conferred on him the
Order ofthe British Empire for distinguished service during
WWII.Terry engaged in a number of engineering assignments
in the US and Canada and was an avid sailor ... Victor E. C.
Odium BASc(MinEng)'29 on August 22, 1994 ... Harold C.
O'Donnell BEd'52 in May 1994 ... Charles Allan McLeish
BASc(MinEng)'49 on April 17, 1994 ... Michael John Ozeroff
BA'46, MA'48 earned his MS and PhD in nuclear physics from
Yale University and had a successful 35-year scientific career.
After retiring, he turned his interests to art, studying silver-
smithing and sculpture at Santa Monica College for eight years
... Lancelot S. Pearce BA'59 on April 7, 1994, in Australia ...
Rae Alexander Ross LLB'60 on March 31,1994, in White
Rock, BC ...Adrian (Sandy) Sanderson BASc(CivEng)'33 on
July 26, 1994. After serving with the Royal Canadian Army during WWII, he worked for the BC Highways from 1946-54 and
was responsible during that time for a standard bridge design
for BC's fast growing highway system. He was one of this country's well-known bridge designers ... Stephen E. Stanford
BCom'47. He retired to Oliver in 1978 and died in the
Penticton Hospital ... Kenneth Steuart BA'48 August 9, 1994.
He was a chartered accountant with the tax department in
Vancouver for five years before starting his own practice in
Summerland, BC ... William D. Stewart. UBC professor
emeritus in dermatology, on August 27, 1994.The WD.
Stewart Dermatology Library was named after Dr. Stewart
three years ago ... Thomas Syme BASc(ChemEng)'44 on June
3, 1994.Thomas was an amateur boxer and won the Golden
Gloves Seattle RI./4I and 43. He worked as a professional engi
neer in the US, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, New Zealand, East Africa
as well as Canada ...J. Ronald Todd BA'29 on August 7, 1994.
He earned graduated Magna Cum Laude in librarianship from
the University ofWashington. He was first the curator of the
Pacific Northwest collection and then chief reference librarian
at that university in a career that extended from 1930 to 1972
... Charles Townsend BSA'25 on April 7, 1994 at the age of
93. Born in England, Charles was persuaded by the visiting
UBC president to come to British Columbia when he visited
BC House in London.After his career as a microbiologist in
California, his retirement included such activities as helping the
University of Chile to set up their department of food science
and technology and volunteering as a docent in the Oakland
Museum ... Gordon Wallace BCom'42 on June 14, 1994. He
was an active citizen of Pender Island, serving as trustee for
nine years and, for part of that time as vice-chairman of the
Islands Trust. He served three times as president of the Lions
Club ...John MacDonald Warren BASc(MechEng)'S3.He
retired from Imperial Oil, where he worked in Vancouver and
Toronto, and the subsidiary Gilbarco, where he worked in
North Carolina, the UK and Canada. He coached the UBC-
VRC Rowing Fours, who won an Olympic gold medal in 1956
and another one in the 1958 Commonwealth Games ...
Marion (Swanson) Whiteley BA'26 on October 17, 1994 at
the age of 93 years. She was a booking agent for Canadian
Chautuaquas (1926-30) and a school teacher in Nelson for
three years before her marriage took her to Ottawa.Among
her other volunteer activities, she was active in the YWCA,
Voice ofWomen and the Peace Research Institute.
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their attentiveness, but also at their questions.
And this at the beginning ofthe year, before
they've been prepped.
I'm not amazed anymore, though, by the
performance of Strangway and Philip. Two
pros. Strangway is like everyone's favourite
uncle, worldly and full of great stories, and
Philip is the wise-cracking older brother: been
there, done that and had a swell time.
But the highlight ofthe tour is Trail. Years
ago, Trail had one of the most active branches
in the province, but the organizer left town
and no one picked up the ball. Grads from
the '30s to the 90's come to the reception at
the Terra Nova Hotel. We show two videos (as
we did at every visit), one on athletics and the
other "UBC, The Next Generation," and both
are well received. Strang-way and Philip make
their presentations, and so, for the first time,
do I (though nervous: I tell everyone how
happy we are to be in Castlegar, and Philip
pipes up loud from the back, "I think we're in
Trail, actually.").
The star of this event, though, is the slide
show. Grads from all years crowd around the
screen and ask questions about this new building or that, what's happened to Brock Hall or
the Armouries, or the Home Ec building. We
have a great aerial shot of the campus, and we
stay with it for half an hour.
Strangway and Philip circulate, talk and
talk. No one wants to go home. The hotel
staff, finally, come in and start clearing away.
they want to go home.
We finally say good bye to the stragglers.
This is the perfect branch event: alumni getting together, remembering, talking about a
great experience they all had in common:
UBC. It's been like a party everyone likes too
much to leave. The people are too interesting.
The entertainment's too good.
The four of us feel the same way as we go
out for a late dinner and recount the evening.
We feel stunned a bit, because it's been such a
positive evening, such a positive trip.
Strangway says, "I could do this every
week." We laugh.
But, yeah. Me too.  »>
—Chris Petty
l.'BC Aiimm Chromut, Wintkr, 1994 Alumni Acrostic Puzzle
23       A
38       0
2        F    3        H
13 I 114       G
113     B   114     R   115     F
127     SI128    M,129     U
163     E   164     N   165     A   166     S   167     R
M   by Mary Trainer
When properly filled, the letters in the box form a quotation from
a book written by a UBC person. The first letters of each clue,
reading down, form the name of the author and title of the
book. Solution next issue.
Complete the puzzle and return it to us by January 31, and you
may win a swell Alumni key chain.
A. A spring from supine             	
to standing position: 66 165 23 45       9
hyph. wd.
B. Edit text             	
99 63 12 121 113
C. Popular Pacific Rim                                     	
National Park trail: 119 130 169 84 137     73      58      48       1
2 wds.
D. Dave Broadfoot quip:                                           	
"We have the Mounties. 86 154 60 95 161      40     100    145     77     122
rhey have the FBI. Can
you imagine the FBI 	
doing the ?": 27
2 wds.
E. Okanagan ski area:                                           	
2 wds. 146 32 71 163       8        30      135      43      112      21
F. Good rafting river near                                           	
Boston Bar 115 156 35 62 104     139      49        16       92         2
G. Sailor's saviour                                           	
107 14 102 7 44       93      144      52       78      126
H.        Salish, Indian                               	
tribe 101 69 91 123       3         56       31       155
I.        Italian bread                               	
152 51 64 13 131       70       36       90
J.       Street kid turned                   	
author, Lau 162 67 47 24 108     118
K.       Condition of some                               	
wisdom teeth 85 57 20 111 158     132      79       106
L.       Plateau north of             	
Prince George 149 29 37 103 54 94 120
M.      Robertson Davies quip:                             	
"The ideal companion 15 116 22 128 72 50 153       4        143
in bed is ": 3 wds.
N.       Long parallel:                               	
hyph. wd. 74 148 11 42 83 142 136      55      110     164
O.       Northern dog sled race                       	
117 26 68 168 38 82        18       96
P More wiser             	
97 138 28 80 17 150 124
Q.       Get cracking!: 3 wds.                    	
76 134 10 53 151 88 34
R.       Field of Dreams voice:                   	
II you , he will 125 5 167 59 98 114 159
come.": 2 wds.
S.        Ltd., Robert                               	
Stanfield anagram: 65 133 19 141 41 81 166     157     160      33
2 wds.
127     109
T.        Unnamed factory-made              	
article 89 61 46 6 105 147
U.       Judy T. sent Gordon w.               	
a steamy one 39 87 140 75 25 129
Spring solution: "I've never been to the Gulf Islands before,"
said Dave, as if that explained everything. "Sure is a neat part
of the world, eh?" "I don't think you're Ameriican," said his
companion, eyeing Dave carefully. "Bet you're from the
Mysterious East—Eastern Canada, that is." Ginny Russell,
Voices on the Boy. Winners: Muriel Morris, Chilliwack; G.L.
Garratt, Vancouver; Larry Bolingbroke, Terrace; Patti Stevenson,
Toronto; Audrey Vandenborre, Airdrie, AB; Edith Darknell, Fair
Oaks, CA.
UBC An mm Chronk it, Wintkr 1994       33
I My Personal Grad Class
Dear Editor:
I note your comments about the
paucity of entries in your "Class
Acts" department from the classes
ofthe 1930s. Perhaps the following
may ease this situation.
In the Class of '38 there were
four of us who received the degree
BASc(ForEng).This was my personal
graduating class.
Lyle Vine was, a big strong extrovert. He was prominent on the
Varsity rugger team and a member
of the AMS Student Council. Upon
graduation he became a Coca Cola
salesman (jobs were not easy to
come by as the Depression was still
with us). However, five years of forest engineering made Lyle into a
good Coke salesman, and he soon
began climbing the corporate ladder.
About six years after graduation, he
died of a heart attack.
Ernie Hall, a quiet, reserved
gentleman, desperately wanted a job
in forestry, but had to be content
walking behind a highway road
grader kicking big stones off the
road when they rolled around the
end of the blade. After four and a
half years with the Canadian Army,
he hired out in 1946 as a draftsman
for the Department of Highways
where he worked up to district engineer in Quesnel and finally to statistics engineer in Victoria. Following
a prolonged illness, he died of cancer in July, 1968. He was 52.
Jack Benton was a jovial gentleman with never an unkind word for
anyone. He was taken into the Forest Economic Division of the BCFS
in Victoria.There he did well until
1941 when he joined the RCAF. He
went overseas where he was killed
in the air over Scotland. BC lost a
good forester when he gave up his
life for Canada.
I was fortunate in graduating into
a job in the Forest Economic Divi
sion ofthe BCFS in Victoria along
with Jack Benton. We were together
for three years until the war separated us. I joined the Corps of
Royal Canadian Engineers where I
spent the next five years, three of
them overseas. On returning to
civie street I hired out as a
compassman with the Alaska Pine
Company and in time I became the
manager, forestry and lands, for
Rayonier Canada Ltd. During that
period, among other things, I was
president of the Association of BC
Professional Foresters and national
president of the Canadian Institute
of Forestry. I retired in 1980 and
have been a genealogical nut ever
since. Every year from 1968, when
Ernie died, the Forest Engineering
Class of '38 has held a class reunion
in which I have sat in my living room
and raised my dry sherry (or
equivalent) in a toast to our class
and thought about Lyle, Ernie, Jack
and me as undergraduates and how
our expectations collectively were
never realized as we had hoped.
A. Bookman Anderson
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Denim Bomber Jacket
 sm      med   Irg   xlg   blue/gold   blk/red
Oxford Dress Shirt/Denim Dress Shirt
 sm   med   Irg  xlg   oxford   blue   denim
Trapunto Sweatshirt
 sm   med   Irg  xlg
 blk  white   navy  green   purple  royal   red
Baseball Cap (onesizefitsail)
 blue    purple    red    grey
 green/blue   crown    natural/blue   crown    Eco   Fiber   natural
1995 Agenda (available this issue only)
 blue   black   Desk  planner  size
 blue   black     Slim/pocket  size
Rosewood Pen and Wood Box Set
 Ball point pen
 Fountain   pen
Gold Medallion Coaster Set
 set of 4 with walnut mount
 single   coaster
Arcade Desk Clock
Birk'S WatCh      mens  women's
Diploma   Frame  (State year of graduation) 	
_Eco  Fiber natural
Keychain (Shipping and handling charges are not applicable)
Additional Customized Embroidery (Staumrdinganduem-.eg,
Faculty of Commerce, MBA, etc.)
$ 159.95
Shipping and handling (BC residents add $5.00, outside BC please add $10.00)
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BC residents must add 7% PST
Total Enclosed
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Dress to Impress
Dress up or down with these
button-down shirts. Available in
true-blue oxford or blue denim
with the alumni logo embroidered on
the left chest. Why not customize it
with your faculty and year on the cuff?
Bombs Away
Be seen (and be cool) around
town in this custom embroidered
alumni denim bomber jacket. Elastic
waistband, drop sleeve, snap front and
fully lined with 100% cotton pinstripe.
Available in blue denim with honey
denim sleeves or in black denim
with red denim sleeves
Get Personal!
All our classy stuff can be personalized with your name, degree, school, etc. Just indicate
your choice on the order form.
Time Is OfThe Essence
Keep track ofthe passing parade with this UBC
Alumni gold medallion Arcade desk clock. This
clock, which stands three inches tall and has the
Alumni logo deep-etched on the gold plated dial, is
perfect for any office or clock collector.
And, why not add a touch of class to
your office or home with
a set of gold medallion
Brass and Leather
Coasters. Each
coaster has the
UBC Alumni
logo deep-
etched on the
medallion in the
centre of the
coaster. Purchase
them in a four-
piece walnut
mount, or as
Keep It In Mind
Letts of London "Week-at-a-
glance" slim pocket or desk
sized diaries are beautiful as
well as practical. Quality
textured leatherette, gold
corners and completed with the
UBC Alumni logo and your
name embossed in gold on the
front cover.
Complete the set with a
Rosewood Pen and Wood Box
Set with the Alumni logo laser-
engraved on the lid. Choose between ball point or fountain pen.
Something New to Jog In
Introducing our new
"Trapunto" embroidered sweatshirts
Made from 80/20
cotton/poly blend
with the alumni
logo embroidered on the
full front with
thread. Also
available in 80%
recycled cotton ECO
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