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Volume 45 • Number 3 • Winter, 1991
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The UBC Alumni Chronicle is published 3
times annually by the UBC Alumni
Association ,6251 Cecil Green Park Road,
Vancouver B.C., V6T 1Z1. It is distributed
free to all graduates and donors of UBC.
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and Support of Education. Indexed in
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1279. Opinions expressed in The Chronicle
are not necessarily those ofthe editor, the
Association or UBC.
On the Cover:
Main Library by Anne Adams,
Gouache and ink with
illuminated border. The Library
was once known as% King John's
Castle' after first librarian, John
Ridington. See page 13 for more
UBC scenes.
Volume 45 • Number 3 • Winter, 1991
The Association in Transition 14
Will the Alumni Association survive restructuring?
The UBC Caucus 18
The new B.C. Government is filled with UBC grads
Nitobe Autumn 20
The Gardens from a different perspective
Vancouver: A Pacific Rim City 22
Vancouver is making a big splash across the Ocean
UBC's Non-Stop Bus 26
After 35 years, Bus Phillips straps on the cleats (golf, that Is)
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News 4
Branches, Divisions, Reunions 6
Campaign News 10
Alumni President's Column 16
Class Acts  28
Books 36
Acrostic 38
Chris Petty MFA'86
Assistant Editor, Class Acts
Dale Fuller
Michael Goldberg, Pearl Roberts, Marjorie Simmins, Mary Trainer,
Don Wells
Executive Director
Deborah Apps Editor's Box
W hen a small group gathered at
the UBC campus on Fairview slopes
in 1917 to form the Alumni Association, they had two things in mind.
Their first was to stay together.
They had all finished their degrees
and were busy tending to the needs
of a growing, bustling city. But they
missed the camaraderie ofthe classroom (crowded though it was), the
late evening discussions, the stimulation.
They formed an association to
stay in contact with each other. It
gave them a sense of belonging, a
sense of permanence.
The other reason was to stay in
touch with their university. They
were interested in maintaining and
supporting a place that had shaped
their lives.
The Association is huge now,
with over 100,000 grads, and the
intimacy is gone. But the feelings
for UBC remain the same. Grads
still want to see their old classmates, and they are still interested
in what the university is up to.
Things have changed, though.
The modern university is no longer
the clubby, tweedy, ivy-clad place
of dim memory. It's a fast-moving,
high powered institution with a
passion for first place. Funding at
the modern university has also
changed. Governments haven't the
money to spend on the kind of
growth a university needs, and private companies and individuals are
being called on to fill the gap.
Organizations like the Alumni
Association are changing, too. Our
function vis a vis the university is in
question: how do alumni associations fit into the new university
and, specifically, into its fundraising
needs. The subject is being discussed on campuses all over North
America. UBC is no exception.
This issue brings you comment
on the question and asks for your
comments. The article begins on
page 14.
We occasionally get letters to
the editor, and we occasionally print
them. Recently we decided to feature such letters more prominently.
We are interested in what you think
about this magazine or about any
topic having to do with UBC. We'll
publish criticism as well as praise,
though the latter only blushingly.
We hope you enjoy this issue.
Chris Petty, editor
Heppner Sings at
the Met
UBC grad and international opera
star Ben Heppner will sing at the Metropolitan Opera in December. He will
sing the title role in Mozart's Idomeneo,
replacing Luciano Pavorotti who had
to drop out due
to scheduling
whose final performance December 21 will
be broadcast
live by CBC
Stereo, received
the Alumni Association's Outstanding Young Alumnus Award in 1990. He has had an
extremely successful year, and is considered one of the finest of a new
generation of heroic tenors on the operatic circuit. Bravo, Ben.
Alumni Directory in
Production ofthe 1992 Harris Directory of UBC Alumni is underway.
The directory will be ready for distribution in the Spring of 1992, and will
include information on those men and
women who have graduated from UBC,
and who have chosen to have their
names included.
Some grads have questioned the
use of an American company to produce the Directory. Unfortunately,
there is no Canadian company able to
produce such a directory. Bernard C.
Harris, founder of the company, was
born and raised in Vancouver. The
company is still
family owned
and operated,
although it is
based in the
U.S. Harris has
produced directories for McGill,
Queen's, the
University of
Toronto, and the University of Regina
among others. All printing and binding
ofthe Directory will be done in Canada.
The Directory will only be available
in book form. No data base version will
be sold, so grads can rest assured that
they will not receive a deluge of junk
mail after the Directory is released.
If you haven't received a questionnaire and want to be included in the
directory, call the Association as soon
as possible and we will send you a
The Association tries as much as
possible to offer goods and services
produced by Canadians. In many cases,
however, either no Canadian company
exists to offer the service, or, if one does
exist, it cannot deliver the service adequately to an organization as large as
Sought for Alumni
Ballots and nominees for next
year's Board of Directors will be
included in the Spring Chronicle. The
Senior Vice-President, Treasurer and
three Members-At-Large will be
The Senior VP serves for one year
then becomes President for a one year
term. The Treasurer serves for one
year and Members-At-Large for two
Any UBC grad is eligible to run for
office. If you are interested in running
for any of these positions, please send
us your name, address, degree and
year of graduation, and a short statement about why you wish to serve. The
nomination must be accompanied by
the names and signatures of five nominators who are also grads of UBC. If
you have any questions about these
positions, please call the Association
offices at (604) 822-3313.
The deadline for nominations is
4:00 pm Thursday, February 6, 1992.
Send nominations to: The Returning
Officer, 6251 Cecil Green Park Road,
Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z1.
Affinity Card Big
Over 2,800 grads and friends of
UBC are using their affinity credit cards
to charge their way through life. The
cards are offered exclusively through
The Chronicle and are meant to give
members a break on credit charges
and give the Association a small amount
of money each time the card is used.
Both the card holder and the Association benefit. The bank, of course, collects the interest.
So far, affinity credit card use has
raised more than $22,000 for the
Alumni Association. Money raised is
used to enhance reunions, divisions
and branches activities. Every time
you use your card, you're helping us
serve you better. An application form
for the UBC Alumni card is included in
this issue.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1991 UBC Ranks High
In a special report on universities
published in Maclean's magazine in
October, UBC ranked seventh in overall points compared with 46 other Canadian universities.
UBC scored
high points in
non-medical research grants per
professor (UBC
ranked #7), operating budget
per student (#5),
and was rated #4 when university president's were asked to rank the top
schools in the country. UBC fell down
in such areas as the GPA for 1st year
students (#31), the percentage of faculty with PhDs (#34), and the percentage of foreign and out-of-province students who attend (#33). UBC also
ranked high in scholarships and bursaries per student (#13), residence
spaces per student (#14), and the student teacher ratio (#18).
Four of the top rated schools were
in the west, six in Ontario, four in
Quebec and 6 in the Maritimes. McGill,
Queen's, Mount Allison, U of T,
McMaster and Acadia were ranked the
top six universities in the country.
The survey rated secular universities with broad based programs, and
limited data to include undergraduate
arts and sciences programs only. Religious, professional, agricultural or
graduate schools were not considered.
Soon after the item in the last issue
concerning recycled paper for The
Chronicle, we were contacted by our
printer who told us our info was a
month or two out of date. The fact is,
glossy recycled paper is indeed now
available for magazines such as this.
We use glossy paper because it is
not too expensive and because it takes
colour well. Cheaper, uncoated paper
tends to absorb and spread ink, especially on the high speed presses we
use. Glossy paper made out of recycled
products solves this problem, but creates another. Cost.
To produce the 95,000 magazines
we deliver costs $25,000+ per issue,
not including mailing (which costs
about the same amount). Because relatively few magazines use recycled glossy
paper yet, it costs more. For us, about
$2,000 more. As you know, we have
had to cut our production from 4 to 3
issues per year because of budget restraints. Every time we increase costs,
we have to decrease the number of
pages we can offer you, the reader. We
have been trying to increase our budget
by selling more advertising space but,
as anyone in the ad game will tell you,
selling closed circulation quarterlies to
advertisers is not an easy job. So we're
But it is a serious problem, and
one we are committed to solving. Our
options are to cut the number of pages
we print, limit our circulation, raise
more money or change to an uncoated
paper stock.
The first three
are either
or unpredictable. Changing our paper
stock means
changing our
That seems
the best alternative.
The Association celebrates its 75th
year of operation in 1992. We are planning a special, celebration issue for the
Fall of 1992. That issue will introduce
a new design to the magazine and a
solution to the recycled paper problem. One way or another, we will be
using recycled paper by that issue.
75 Years of Alumni
Seventy-five years ago next May, a
handful of recent grads got together at
UBC's old campus on the Fairview
slopes and formed an alumni association. In 1992, the Association will celebrate with special events throughout
the year and a commemorative issue of
The Chronicle in the fall. For the next
year, we will also be using a new crest
on our stationery to remind everyone
that it is a celebratory year. All our
stationery, by the way, is produced on
recycled paper and is fully recyclable.
Here is a preview of the new crest.
Alumni Board of
Two grads were recently recommended by the Association for membership to the Board of Governors.
Members are appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council.
Barbara Crompton BEd'72 was appointed to the Board of Governors in
September 1990. She established The
Fitness Group in 1978 and is president
of BC's Health Systems Group, a company that manages exercise, stress
and nutrition programs exclusively for
corporate clients.
She was on the task force committee to create and implement a provincial registration and training program
for fitness instructors, and she served
as the Canadian representative on an
international organization for fitness
Last year Crompton received the
UBC Alumni 75th Anniversary Award
of Merit, and in 1984 she was honoured with the Award of Merit from the
British Columbia Parks and Recreation Association.
Michael A. Partridge BCom'59 was
recently appointed to Board. He has
been active in the Alumni Association
for many years, and served as the
president (1983-84) and vice president (1982-83). He was also president
of his alumni division (Commerce) and
was active in official roles in his fraternity's alumni organization.
In 1987 he won the Blythe Eagles
Volunteer Service Award. The year
preceding that he was co-chairman of
the David Lam Management Research
Endowment Fund, Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.
His term on the UBC Board of
Governors also ends in 1993.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1991 Rosemary Brown receiving the Great
Trekker Award from Jason Brett,
president of the AMS.
Great Trekker
The winner of the Great
Trekker Award for 1991,
Rosemary Brown, was
honoured at a dinner on
September 26 at the Student
Union Building.  Presented
annually by the Alma Mater
Society, this award recognizes
a UBC graduate who has
achieved eminence in his or
her chosen field, made a
special contribution to the
community and shown a keen
and continued interest in UBC
by rendering particular service
to undergraduates. Over 150
students, alumni, friends,
colleagues and admirers
Many divisions were active during
Homecoming, September 26 - 29th,
organizing special events for alumni
and students alike. Here's a brief recap:
P.E. and Rec division hosted an Open
House and conducted tours of the War
Memorial Gym's lab facilities.
Pharmacy held their annual Professional
Practice Night, including over 100
pharmacists from various disciplines
and more than 200 students in the
Social Work division opened Graham
House, giving alumni an opportunity to
bid the old building farewell before the
School moves out in 1992. Those
attending enjoyed historical displays
chronicling Social Work pioneers.
The Geography Alumni Alliance held a
combined AGM and Barbecue.The
afternoon was enjoyed by all 50
Rehabilitation Medicine attracted a
small but enthusiastic crowd for the
Rehab Medicine Broomball Challenge
held September 28. Students and
alumni had a chance to get together
over a cup of hot chocolate afterwards.
Nursing held its Homecoming Brunch
September 29 at Cecil Green Park.
Guest speaker was Alison Taylor, who
addressed the topic of mentoring
The School of Community and Regional
Planning invited alumni, students and
faculty to their barbecue held
September 28. This event was also the
initial social gathering in 1991 for the
division's very successful mentor
Present at the dinner
honouring Rosemary
Brown were seven of the
original Great Trekkers, l-r:
Gertrude Langridge
BA'26, MA'66; Isobel
(Barton) Morrison BA'26;
Mary Lade BA '26; Harriet
(Stephens) Aylwin BA'28;
Anne (MacKenzie)
Stevenson BA '27, Mary
(McKee) Selby BA '26 and
Grace (Noble) Wallace
Other Divisions
Medical Alumni held the annual
Doctor's Golf Tournament September
12, 1991 at the University Golf Club.
Over 40 people participated in the
tourney, which was followed by a dinner
at the Club.
The Commerce division sponsored a
Welcome to Downtown reception on
October 8, 1991. Seventy people
attended, including many recent grads
new to the corporate scene.
Nursing got together October 17 for a
Nursing Potluck Dinner to honour this
spring's alumni award winners. Forty
people attended including faculty &
alumni from many years. The annual
Alumni Grad Lunch will be held at the
School's Faculty Lounge on January
16, 1992. The luncheon is free to all
alumni. Just bring a plate of sandwiches
or cookies to share!
Professors Emeriti: The division held an
extra general meeting to discuss
constitutional reform in Canada. The
November meeting featured Ms.
Rosalie Tizya, who spoke on Native
land claims.
The division pursuaded the UBC
administration to review its policy
regarding employment of retired
professors. In circumstances where
departments cannot otherwise find
suitable individuals with appropriate
expertise, retired professors can be
given limited appointments. The division
has received confirmation that it will
be one of the constituent groups to be
given space in Koerner House following
The Law Alumni division is holding a
series of breakfast meetings with
distinguished speakers. 1962 UBC law
grad and Supreme Court Judge Mr.
Justice Frank lacobucci addressed 200
alumni at the first breakfast, held on
May 24, 1991 at the Hotel Vancouver.
At the second breakfast, held on
October 21,1991,100 welcomed 1973
UBC law grad and dean of the UBC
Law School, Lynn Smith. Breakfastswill
be held quarterly.
Social Work Division's AGM on October
24 featured a panel of Social Work
alumni who are well-known in other
fields: Darlene Marzari, politician; Don
Morrison, lawyer; and Betty Backman,
community volunteer. They discussed
connections between their current
activities and their earlier social work
About 40 social work alumni
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1991 attended the event, and paid tribute
to three retiring faculty members.
Alumni were treated to a presentation
by the school director on plans for the
new school building. This was the last
AGM to be held in Graham House.
The Mentor Programme is
underway. On September 11 .eighteen
mentors-to-be attended an orientation
meeting at Cecil Green Park. This
programme introduces alumni to
students interested in investigating
certain careers, and in getting help
starting those careers. Sylvia Palmer
and Margot Bradbury of the Student
Counselling & Resources Centre
provided information and fielded
This pilot project will be expanded
in 1992. If you are interested in
registering to be a mentor, or just need
information, please call our office at
During 1991, reunions marked
everything from the 5th to the 60th
anniversary years. Alumni travelled from
such diverse locations as Antofagasta,
Chile and Portumna, Ireland to join
their classmates for dinner, a campus
tour or a weekend of shared activities.
Each was a unique event, planned
with the help of our Programmes
Department. Are there classmates you
long to see? Old memories you want to
share? Interested in what the old alma
mater is up to (and what it looks like)?
If you want some help to plan your own
sentimental journey, call the
Association offices at 822-3313.
The Class of '41 celebrated their 50
years as alumni on September 27 & 28
with a dinner held at the Faculty Club
and a campus bus tour with lunch
following at Cecil Green Park. It was a
smashing success and everyone agrees
that 5 years is too long to wait for the
next one! An Alaska cruise is being
investigated as the next class activity.
The Class of '31 returned to the campus
on September 6 for a lunch at the
Botanical Gardens and a bus tour to
familiarize them with the many changes
that have taken place on campus
over the past 60 years. Concluding the
afternoon was a reception hosted by
Dr. & Mrs. Strangway at their home,
Norman McKenzie House.
The Class of 'A 1 gathered on the steps
of Cecil Green Park at the conclusion
of their reunion.
Class of '56, Commerce Production
Option, Sept. 14 and 15.
J. Mills Winram and Dr. James Gibson
share a conversation at the Class of '31
Class of '61 Pharmacy at the Faculty
Club, April 19
Trekkers Remember the Great Trek
Forty-nine of those hardy souls who trudged up to Point Grey in 1922 to
clamour for their university gathered for lunch at Cecil Green Park during
Homecoming. Joan Webster, BRE'80 chaired the event. A highlight was the
launch of Sherwood Lett: His Life and Times (see ad page 37). Above: Evelyn
Lett and Association Executive Director, Deborah Apps.
Attention Members
of the Class of '32
Please reserve Thursday, September 3, 1992 for your 60th Reunion. Details will appear in the Spring issue of The Chronicle.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1991 Branches
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The President's Branches
Tour, 1991
This Fall, UBC President David Strangway
visited Alumni Branches in Canada and the
U.S. The purpose of the tour was to visit
grads in far-flung places, and to bring them
up-to-date on advances at UBC.
The tour started in New York City on
September 13, 1991. Archie McArthur,
Deputy Consul General, welcomed Dr. and
Mrs. Strangway, Peter Ufford (V.P. External
Affairs) and his wife Theresa, branch
volunteers Kevin and Jane Rush, Alumni
Executive Director Deborah Apps and over
30 alumni to the luncheon held at the
Canadian Consulate in New York. Dr.
Strangway addressed the group on the
topic "UBC - Towards the 21st Century."
From there, the Strangways and Deborah
Apps rushed off to Washington, D.C,
where over eighty grads came to the
reception at Canada's magnificent new
embassy building. Branch representative
Jay Brown acted as MC for the evening
A small but enthusiastic group of supporters
turned out for Dr. Strangway's visit to
Winnipeg on October 4, 1991. Deborah
Apps, who also attended, reports that alumni
are interested in how demographic trends
are affecting the university's faculty and
students, and the "Access for All" program.
President's Branch Tour
Dec. 5/91 Montreal
Jan. 27/92 San Francisco
Jan. 28/92 Los Angeles
Jan. 29/92 San Diego
Feb. 18/92 Victoria
Feb. 20/92 Portland
Mar. 11/92 Seattle
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College Club in
Seattle October 11,
1991 at a pre-dinner
reception for UBC
alumni. Among the guests
were Mr. & Mrs. Richard Seaborn
(BA '60), Consul at the Canadian
Consulate-General in Seattle, and
Great Trekker Dr. F.H. Bell (BA '24),
accompanied by his wife Sara Amren
(see p. 26 Fall Chronicle). Guests
went on to enjoy a lovely Thanksgiving
dinner organized by the Canadian
Society of the Northwest.
Last game of the season between the
Vancouver Canucks and the Los Angeles
Kings will take place in Los Angeles on
Saturday, April 4,1992 at 1 pm. Bring the
family! For $19 (payable in advance) you
can join a wildly enthusiastic group of UBC
alumni, all ardent hockey fans. Who you
cheerfor is up to you. We need 25 minimum
to get this group rate. Please mail your
cheque to Brian McKenzie, 67 Finca St.,
San Clemente, CA 92672 by January 31.
You can call him at (714) 366-1617 (office).
Or bring your cheque to the January 29 LA
branch event (invitations will be mailed in
the New Year).
The President's Tour
Dr. Strangway came back to B.C. and took
a whistle-stop tour of three Cariboo cities
on September 20.
Fifty cheerful graduates arose early to hear
Dr. Strangway speak at an alumni breakfast
held in Williams Lake. Despite the early
hour, the group had many interesting
questions for Dr. Strangway, focusing on
enrolment and recruitment activities.
A very successful luncheon was held in
Quesnel, with almost 50 grads in
attendance. Dr. Strangway brought the
group up to date on trends in education and
on how UBC is adapting to the changing
needs of the province.
The last event of the day was an alumni
reception in Prince George, where almost
200 grads gathered to meet Dr. Strangway.
Guests had an opportunity to view the
video "Building UBC's Future," and to ask
questions. Special guests were Class of
'27 grads Hubert and Katherine King.
Another 2-event day for Dr. Strangway,
UBC's Dean of Arts Patricia Marchak and
Deborah Apps took place October 7,1991,
when the trio travelled to Penticton and
Kelowna. More than 30 grads gathered
for lunch at the first-ever Penticton branch
event, and 80 attended the reception in
Kelowna. Interested in helping to organize
further branch activities for this area?
Contact Jeff Peterson at 861-4022.
More than 35 early risers attended an
alumni breakfast held in Campbell River
on October 10, 1991. Dr. Strangway
addressed the group on the topic "Building
UBC's Future," and fielded questions on
UBC's affordability and the student
acceptance rate.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1991 Branches
Branch Representatives
Do you want to get involved in an Alumni Branch in your area?
Here is a list of current Branch reps around the world.
Kamloops, BC
Rob McDiarmid
(H) 374-2201
(W) 374-3344
Kelowna, BC
Jeff Peterson
(W) 861-4022
Carlsbad, Calif.
Brett Anderson
(H)(619) 931-9036
Rancho Cordova, Calif.
James & Andrea Woyce
(H) (916) 638-8583
The Hong Kong Branch ofthe UBC Alumni
Association held its Annual General Meeting
on June 21,1991 aboard the Sunshine III.
Dr. Anthony Cheng agreed to stay on as
president for another term. Other executive
members include Wilson Wong (V.P.),
Stephen Shih (V.P.), Lisa Yue (Sec), Allen
Mak (Treas.), Jennifer Yip (Auditor), Kevin
Lee (Legal Advisor), and Pat Ng, Linda
Mak and Josephine Lau (Public Relations).
The group has embarked on a membership
drive this fall. ♦        Gisela Ruckert
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UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1991 Campaign
Fund Research,
Chairs and
A teacher and student come
upon a solution to a problem
that had stumped them and
others for years. An idea that
didn't exist before gets jotted
down on a blackboard or a
piece of note paper. A researcher comes bursting out of
the lab — elated — clutching
the answer in his or her hand.
With $80 million committed to
strengthening UBC's research
capabilities, the World of
Opportunity Campaign is
creating an enhanced learning
environment that continues to
draw outstanding students
and faculty to campus and
enables them to fulfil their
tremendous potential. To date,
more than 50 academic and
community endowments in the
form of chairs, professorships,
centres and fellowships, have
been established through the
campaign to support the university's academic mission.
Funding for endowments will
support pioneering research,
learning and international
exchange of knowledge in
such critical areas as health,
the environment, law, business, ethics, science, engineering and the arts.
Several endowments have been named in recognition of UBC alumni who, as
individuals and through their businesses, have made major contributions to
their alma mater. They include:
B.I. Ghert Family Junior ProfeSSHar-
ship in Finance and Policy. Narifed
for the family of Bernard Ghert
(MBA'66), the junior professorship
is designed to help UBC compete
more effectively in the recruitment
of young faculty.
Nathan Nemetz Chair in Legal History honours the commitment of
Chief Justice Nemetz (BA'34, Hon
LLD'75) to understanding our cultural and legal history. Nemetz
believes only then will we be able to
revitalize the country's social structure and institutions.
Clifford H. Frame Chair in Mining
and Mineral Process Engineering
is named after Clifford FrSirne
I BASc'56), Chief Executive Officer
of Curragh Resources Inc. Thf appointee will work with other academics. Industry and government
to develop innovat ive technology to
ensure that Canada's mining industry remains internationally
competitive and recovers mineral
resources in a judicious manner,
Patricia F. Rodgers Chair in Applied Ethics is named in the memory
of a UBC alumna who dedicated
much of her life to the pursuit of
knowledge (BCom'45, BA'46,
BSW63, MSW66). Issues of applied ethics are rapidly gaining in-
I ernational attention in such areas
as bio-technology, genetic engtaeer-
ing, business and the corporate
community. This chair and the
Maurice Young Chair in Applied
Ethics (Maurice Young, BCom'48,
Hon LLD*90) will focus on ethics in
the business community.
Sauder Family Chair in Paediatric
Infectious Diseases; Sauder Family Chair in Viral Diseases of Children. Named for the family of
William Sauder (BCom'48, Hon
LLD'90). The chair in paediatric
infectious diseases will focus on
how bacteria causes disease, with
the aim of preventing infectious
diseases through new diagnosis
and therapy. The chair in viral
diseases of children will foster
knowledge about the basic biology
of disease-causing viruses essential to the development of preventive and therapeutic treatments.
Rick Hansen National Fellow.
Working with the new Disability
Resource Centre established by
RtckHansen (BPET86, Hon LLD'87),
the national fellow wfll provide an
international advocate to act on
behalf of people with disabilities.
An endowment fund established
through a contribution by
Northwood Pulp and Timber of
Prince George wfll create ten new
scholarships to fajNsstiy, engineering and commerce. Four additional general scholarships will be
awarded and for aU ofthe scholarships, preference Will be given to
students who have attended a secondary or post-secpndary institution in northern British Columbia.
CT. Hazelwood, ^President and
Chief Executive Officer, said the
company has many employees who
are UBC alumni apd the scholarships will enable No_thwood to continue to benefit from the availability of university grads.
There are 31 academic endowments that still need campaign donations, including:
Chair in AIDS
Chair in Audiology and Speech Sciences
Chair in Canadian Studies
Chair in Geriatric Dentistry
Judaic Studies Endowment
Chair in Landscape and liveable Environments
Chair in Spinal Cord Physiology
Chair in Plant Biotechnology
Professorship in Nursing (Elizabeth Kenny McCann Professorship)
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1991 Campaign
Raised in Ontario and BC on a
volatile mixture of Scottish and
Canadian nationalism, and
fascinated by songs and stories of
the past, Veronica Strong-Boag
decided to become an historian
by age six.
It took her longer to become a
feminist,     but    her    life-long
fascination with history eventually
gave Strong-Boag the opportunity
to help recover the past of previous
generations of women who had been
almost entirely forgotten in her
profession's preoccupation with the
doings of 'great' men.
Today, she is Director of UBC's
newly created Centre for Research
in Women's Studies and Gender
"We are fortunate in being able
to recruit Professor Strong-Boag as
the centre's founding director," said
Dan Birch, vice-president, academic
and provost. "Few, if any,
Canadians could offer as much
potential for intellectual leadership
in the field."
The main goals of the centre,
established through the World of
Opportunity Campaign, are
interdisciplinary research in
Women's Studies and Gender
Relations, graduate education and
community liaison.
"The creation of the centre, like
the introduction of a major in
Women's Studies and the
appointment of an Advisor to the
President on Women and Gender
Relations, is a sign that UBC is
making a significant effort to ensure
that women, whether as faculty,
staff or students, no longer face the
chilly climate that must prevent any
institution from achieving its full
potential, whether in research, as
an employer, or in teaching," said
She joins UBC from Simon Fraser
University, where she held a joint
appointment in the Department of
History and the Women's Studies
Program. In 1988, she received the
Sir John A. Macdonald Prize for the
best book on Canadian history
awarded by the Canadian Historical
Society. A year earlier, she was co-
winner ofthe Laura Jamieson Prize,
presented by the Canadian
Research Institute for the
Advancement of Women, for best
feminist book by a Canadian author.
For Strong-Boag, success in the
centre will mean a collaborative
association of researchers, teachers
and community activists drawn
together by a common commitment
to furthering social justice.
When Professor Ivan Head left
the University of Alberta in 1967
to advise Canada's Minister of
Justice, it was to be a temporary
leave of absence.
After six years as a practising
lawyer and three years in the foreign
service, Head was anxious to
continue the research and teaching
career which began at his alma
mater in 1963.
"I had intended to remain an
academic for the rest of my life,"
Head explained. "But when the
Justice Minister asks you to lend a
hand, there's really no option. You
have to accept."
Head stayed with Pierre
Trudeau for 11 years, travelling the
globe with the then Prime Minister,
advising him on international
relations and foreign policy.
This fall, the 61-year-old
lawyer, diplomat and Officer of the
Order of Canada returned to the
West and academe. Only this time,
it's to UBC.
His duties are twofold: to
conduct graduate seminars in the
Faculty of Law and Department of
Political Science, and to attract
attention to the university as a
centre for international studies
through the World of Opportunity
Campaign-funded Chair in
International Development.
Head will draw on his 13 years
experience as president of the
International Development
Research Centre (IDRC). Founded
21 years ago by Parliament, the
organization's mandate is to support
science and technology research in
developing countries. During
Head's tenure as president from
1978 to 1991, the centre funded
more than 2,000 research projects
in over 100 countries.
"The future of westernized
nations in the North is inextricably
linked to that of developing countries
in the South," he said. "I've been
preaching that sermon for a quarter
of a century and I intend to continue
it. In my judgement, this is the
issue. There is none other that
approaches it in magnitude."
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1991
11 As of December, Cathay
Pacific's nonstop service to
Hong Kong will include the
new 747-400, the world's most
advanced passenger aircraft. And
our inflight service is provided by
attendants from ten Asian lands, all
dedicated to ensuring you arrive
in better shape. With convenient Air
Canada connections through Vancouver
you can enjoy the ultimate flying experience to Hong Kong.
Arrive in better shape
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1991 UBC, warts, huts and all
Anne Adams, PhD'82, returned to art in a serious way after a career as
an academic (cell biology and cancer research) and a 20 year stint as a
full-time mother. She works on paper with ink, watercolour and gouache.
Much of her art focuses on plants at the molecular level, but she has also
painted a wide selection of wild flowers, berries and weeds. She has
painted a number of UBC buildings, and, as she says, has "become very
familiar with the campus and fond of its many aspects, warts, huts and
all." She has recently completed a show at the Faculty Club, and her
works are available for sale. She can be contacted at (604) 228-8550.
From far right, clockwise: Chemistry; "Mussoc
Tonight at the Old Auditorium"; Civil and
Mechanical Engineering; The Barn; Math
Annex — Autumn; "UBC Steam," one of UBC's
custom manhole covers.
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UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1991
13 The Alunini Association
in Transition
After years of
family quarrelling,
the university and
the Alumni
Association are
finally coming to
grips with the
problems in their
relationship. Will
the Association
survive the
. the fall of 1990, the university and the UBC Alumni Association struck
a committee to analyse the Association and how it could better serve the needs
ofthe university. This Directional Plan Committee finished its work recently and
has presented a plan for a new Association structure.
Why was this necessary? There are a number of reasons, all centring around
the fact that the services the Association supplies are important to the university:
■ The Alumni Association is the only UBC unit that speaks directly to all the
graduates and friends of UBC. It communicates regularly through this magazine
and division newsletters. It organizes branch events and tours, it markets goods
and services to alumni, it organizes professional networking opportunities and
it informs graduates about UBC. In the lexicon ofthe modern university, it takes
nearly full responsibility for "friend raising" in the alumni community.
• It enlists volunteer support for the university. The Board of Directors,
committee chairs, division and branch reps and event organizers are all alumni
who donate time and expertise to running the affairs ofthe Association. Some of
these people are asked to serve on university committees, and some are elected
to the Senate or recommended as appointees to the Board of Governors.
• It actively engages alumni in the work of the university. It helps grads from
various faculties set up mentoring relationships with students, and it is working
with grads locally and in far-flung branches to recruit the best students for UBC.
Since these services are so valuable, they are reviewed periodically to make
sure they are provided as efficiently and effectively as possible. The current
review stems from more than periodic concerns, however. The relationship
between the university and the Association deteriorated during the late 1980s,
and the report of the Directional Planning Committee recommends sweeping
changes in the structure of the Alumni Association to rectify the problem. The
university, for its part, wants full control of those Association functions that, it
feels, impact directly on its fundraising efforts.
Conducting this kind of review isn't as simple as it may seem. The Alumni
Association is not part of the administrative structure of the university. It is a
separate entity, founded by graduates in 1917 and registered as a society in
1946. It is run by a volunteer Board of Directors elected annually by the
membership. Alumni Association staff are responsible, through the executive
director, to that board and are not employees of the university. But, except for
a small amount of money raised by marketing ventures, all the Association's
operating budget (more than $600,000) is supplied by the university.
In theory, the executive director is responsible for carrying out the vision and
direction ofthe volunteer board. The board develops policy and programs, and
defines the editorial direction and content ofthis magazine. Volunteers head up
committees (Communications, Reunions, Divisions, Student Affairs, etc.) and
are responsible for the financial accountability of the Association.
But theories may break down in practice. The Association coordinates its
activities with the university's External Affairs department. The Association's
executive director meets regularly with directors of other External Affairs offices
and the UBC VP responsible for External Affairs, and is expected, more or less
(and in conjunction with the Association's Board of Directors), to work in concert
with the goals and aspirations developed by this body. As long as there are no
conflicts between the wishes of the volunteer board and policy set out by the
External Affairs, everything runs quite smoothly. If conflict does develop, then
the sparks can fly between the volunteers and the university administration.
In the past few years, some feel, the sparks have flown. Volunteers have
insisted on setting their own goals for the Association, while university administrators have insisted that the Association tailor its goals to conform with those
ofthe university. Many volunteers feel, as well, that the policies the administration wants to implement encroach directly upon the traditional roles of the
Association. The Directional Plan Committee was convened to address the
14 UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1991 problem and settle the conflict.
But how did this difficult situation
come about? Both parties have, of
course, slightly different views on the
Recent history ofthe Alumni Association is closely linked to that of the
Development Office, the university department responsible for fundraising.
In 1986, a market survey was conducted to assess the potential for a
major fundraising campaign. Fund-
raising at the university at that time
was spread out across the campus.
Faculties identified fundraising goals
(scholarships, bursaries, chairs, etc.)
in a more or less independent manner,
with little coordination from the administration.
The most organized fundraising
office on campus at the time was the
Alumni Association. The Alumni Annual Fund appealed to each graduate
regardless of faculty affiliation, and
raised around $600,000 every year. In
1987 (its last year of operation) the
Fund raised about $1.2 million. The
executive director ofthe Association in
1986-7 was qualified as a professional
fundraiser and was named UBC's Chief
Development Officer, functioning in a
dual role. It became his task to establish a Development Office and to
coordinate fundraising during the
planned campaign. One of his first acts
was to computerized the alumni list
and to transfer responsibility for maintaining it to the Development Office.
Next, he was directed by university
administrators to centralize fundraising efforts, requiring all faculties to
work through the Development Office
with their projects. By the end of fiscal
1987, all fundraising activity was assumed by the Development Office. In
December, 1987, the executive director resigned and the administrative
link between the Association and the
Development Office was severed, but
his resignation caused much conflict
and reverberates to this day. Relations
between the Association and the administration deteriorated significantly
during this time.
Then, in 1988, the Alumni Fund
was moved from the Association to the
Development Office. As well, as the
The Directional Plan
I he Directional Plan Committee was made up of members of the university
administration, past presidents of the Alumni Association and Dave Coulson,
Association president. Their objectives were to define the relationship between the
two bodies, provide direction for the Association in the 1990s, and establish a
model structure for the Association. Their recommendations will be discussed by
the university's Board of Governors in January and, if approved by them and the
Association's Board of Directors, will be implemented beginning April, 1992.
Current Model:
The Alumni Association is registered under the Societies Act and operated by
a volunteer board elected by the membership. The board hires an executive
director and a professional staff to carry out programs developed and directed by
volunteer committees. Virtually all funding for Association programs is provided
by the university, but it has no administrative authority over the Association's
programs, staff or philosophical direction.
Decisions on program development are volunteer-generated. Linkage between Association programs and those of other university units (Development,
Ceremonies, Community Relations) are then worked out by staff. Annual plans are
developed by staff in conjunction with other university units, but these plans must
be approved by the volunteer board.
Proposed Model:
The goals, philosophy and programs of the new Alumni Relations Office would
be developed exclusively with the overall goals of the university in mind. All alumni
activities would have service to these goals as their prime objective.
Association staff would become employees of the university, reporting
directly to the administration. Program development and implementation would be
the responsibility of the university. A separate Alumni Association, made up of the
volunteer board, would have a mandate to advise the university on alumni issues
and recruit volunteers. The Association President, Vice President and Treasurer
would be members of the university's Board of Governors.
The report suggests that the executive director "could" be hired by the
Association and seconded to the university to run the Alumni Relations department
and to champion alumni views on bebalf of the Association. This person would,
however, report directly to the university on Alumni Relations programs. A third
body, an Operating Committee made up of representatives of the university and
the volunteer Association, would meet quarterly to discuss issues of mutual
campaign strategy developed, Alumni
Divisions were told to stop fundraising
for their own scholarships and bursary projects. The Alumni Association's
Annual Fund and Division fundraising
were mainstays of Association activity,
and without them, many volunteers
felt, the Association had no real purpose.
It was a difficult transitional period for the Association. Members of
the volunteer board were unhappy with
the actions of the university. The loss
of the alumni list was considered an
encroachment on Association territory,
but the loss of its ability to raise funds
was seen as a threat to its existence.
Over the next few years, university
administrators insisted that the Association link its programs more closely
to those of the university, and specifically to the campaign. The irony, for
the Association, was that while it was
being told to stop direct fundraising, it
was being asked to gear its programs
to support the fundraising goals ofthe
university by cultivating the good will
of its members.
Some senior alumni volunteers
objected to what they felt was a takeover of the Association. Traditionally,
independent alumni associations were
"The Association's Annual Fund and division fundraising
were mainstays of its activity, and without them, many
volunteers felt, the Association had no real purpose."
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1991
15 David Coulson, President
The President's
response to the
Directional Plan
I he Alumni Association was founded in 1917 by a group of
men and women who came together to provide benefit to other
graduates of the university. Their idea was to organize events
so they could stay connected to an institution that had shaped
their lives, helped determine their careers, and toward which
they felt real affection.
That simple idea has been the motivating force behind 75
years of service to alumni, and has been the reason why
thousands of volunteers have lent their time and expertise to
running Association affairs. That simple idea is in danger of
being abandoned through efforts by the university to take over
Association services.
The move to transfer services isn't an old one. In the past
few years, the university administration has assumed maintenance of the alumni list and taken over the Alumni Annual Fund,
"The Directional Plan, if implemented,
will effectively eliminate volunteer
control over the Association's business."
and is, increasingly, exercising influence over Branch and
Division activities.
The administration's rationale for these moves seems to
be that the Association is not delivering an acceptable level of
service in these areas. In particular, they feel, the potential for
fund raising during the current World of Opportunity Campaign
is not being adequately addressed by Association programs.
I would like to state quite clearly that I fully support the
campaign, and have endless admiration for the men and
women whose dedication has made it such an incredible
success. Its net result will be that the goal of the university,
academic excellence, will be immeasurably enhanced. I question, however, the notion that all the Association's efforts ought
to be invested exclusively in cultivating members for fundraising. Support? Yes. Investment? Absolutely. Exclusive focus? I
don't think so.
The Alumni Association is, by charter, a volunteer, nonprofit organization. The volunteer aspect is, in my view, the
ingredient that makes the Association a servant of its members,
not a servant of the university. The Association must have
independent management, with the ability to set its own goals,
if it is to be anything other than a means for the university to get
at the pocketbooks of its grads.
The Association's mission statement is quite clear: we are
in business to keep you connected to UBC and to support the
university in the achievement of its goals. All our programs are
geared to that mission. How we gear them should be the call of
the members and the Board of Directors, not of the university.
The university's complaints about Association service are
difficult to quantify. The Association's resources have system
atically shrunk over the
past few years while
the university has been
asking us to provide
more and more service. In recent years, for
example, the administration requested that
we    enhance    our
Branches programs. They were disappointed when we mounted
respectable but low-key events abroad. Because of the expense and our shrinking resources, we were unable to send our
organizers overseas or to spend a great deal of money on the
events. This year the university took over much control of the
Asian Branch program, and sent organizers, fundraisers and
administrators to meet with grads. The result? High profile,
successful events.
The irony in this is that our services to members have
increased in the past few years. We have had fewer staff at the
Association since May of 1988 (when the Annual Fund was
transferred) but those left have taken up the slack: Marketing
revenue has increased, we process more scholarship and
bursary applications and more applications to the President's
Allocations and Walter Gage committees, Branch, Division and
reunion activity has increased, as has the participation rate of
most of our events. We have worked hard to respond to the
university's ever-increasing demand for more service.
As well, we plan our activities a year in advance in
conjunction with other units in the External Affairs department
to make sure our services link with other university programs.
These plans are always carefully presented and meet with
approval, at the time, with administrators. Administration complaints about our productivity, then, is doubly surprising.
Because of resource problems, however, we have been
forced to cut back support for our Division newsletters and to
cut The Chronicle from four issues to three. We have worked
with the administration extremely well, in my view, while
maintaining the independence of the Association.
And yet the university's answer has been to assume
management over more services and fund them properly. I
would argue that, with proper funding, the Association would
deliver a superior service, because fundraising would not be
our only focus.
The Directional Plan (and others being considered by the
university) will effectively eliminate volunteer control over the
Association's business. This will result in mis-focused services
to the membership and, in the long run, disservice to the
university through an alienated alumni. In my view, the Association should be properly funded and, with its mission and
purpose firmly in mind, left to conduct its own affairs the way
it sees fit.
I invite you to comment on this issue. We will publish a
selection of your responses in the next edition of The Chronicle.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1991 "There is little doubt that the Association ... will be
fundamentally changed in the near future. The university
seems reluctant to continue funding an organization as
important to its goals as the Alumni Association if it
cannot control its operations."
seen as a positive element of university
structure. They were able to attract
high level, influential grads to deal
with association business, and these
grads, typically, went on to serve the
university in other volunteer capacities. As community influencers, they
were able to spearhead fundraising
drives, champion university issues at
all government levels and, generally,
act as ambassadors ofthe university to
the community. As well, independent
alumni associations (like student societies) acted historically as something
of a watchdog to the interests of the
university as a whole. Active, highly-
placed, influential grads could question
administration decisions.
Funding at public post secondary
institutions in North America has been
in crisis for two decades. The crunch of
baby-boomers flooding campuses and
the ever-expanding need for modern
equipment, new, high-priced faculty,
and innovative programming stretched
finances to the limit. UBC has been no
exception. David Strangway came to
UBC in 1986 at the end of a debilitating
period of restraint. Some buildings were
in bad repair, programs were full to
bursting, and faculty salary levels were
some ofthe lowest in the country. The
previous president, George Pederson,
had begun planning for a full-scale
fundraising campaign, and David
Strangway decided to launch it.
For a campaign to be successful,
all segments of the university have to
be involved, and all have to be coordinated. This means that all fundraising
has to be managed through a central
office, that groups or faculties cannot
raise money independent of each other.
The Development Office and the president consulted community and
corporate leaders, many of them
alumni, deans, vice presidents and
department heads and produced a case
statement, outlining all the projects
(buildings, endowments, chairs, scholarships, etc.) for which money would
be raised. With few exceptions, fund-
raising for any other project was put on
Although this stance caused some
frustration on campus, it made sense.
Fundraising is an art best left to those
with professional skills. They have
knowledge of taxes, estates and long-
term giving, and can outline how
particular gifts will benefit the donor
nearly as much as it will benefit the
university. Additionally, they can focus donors on larger issues and
convince them of the value of giving
more than they had perhaps planned
to give in the beginning. It makes no
sense for a faculty to solicit Corporation X for $10,000 for a scholarship
when the professionals know they can
convince the same corporation to give
$100,000 or even $1 million for a special project. It does the university and
students a disservice when Corporation X's giving potential is not fully
A simple fact proves the wisdom of
leaving fundraising to the pros: their
skill and artistry has raised over $100
million from private and corporate donors since the campaign launch, and
convinced the provincial government
to match most of that dollar for dollar.
Including the match, over $200 million
has been raised to date. Even the most
disgruntled will admit that such a total
would have been unthinkable without
a professional fundraising office.
When fundraising was removed as
the Association's major focus, the university asked it to take on more 'friend
raising' activities. By communicating
the exciting academic, research and
arts activities going on at UBC, and by
cultivating interest in alumni and the
community, the Association would be
smoothing the way for even greater
fundraising opportunities and, therefore, improving the quality of education
at UBC.
, some were reluctant to
give what they considered their constitutional power to the university. From
early 1988 to the present, many senior
volunteers put themselves in opposition to the university's administration,
and challenged any policy that, in their
view, affected the Association negatively. University administrators
naturally became wary of the Association, and felt they could no longer
count on the Association's support.
And there it stood until the Directional Plan. Indeed, 'partnership
studies' were undertaken a few times,
but neither side in the debate was able
to arrive at a conclusion agreeable to
the other.
The Directional Plan (see box page
15) aims to restructure the Association
completely and make it respond directly to the needs of the university. It
has yet to be approved by either the
university's Board of Governors or the
Association's Board of Directors, and
while some Association senior volunteers are determined to fight the Plan
(see Dave Coulson's column, next
page), university officials are equally
determined to implement some sort of
restructuring by April 1, 1992, the
start of the new fiscal year. Indeed,
university administrators have funded
their own analysis ofthe restructuring
needs of the External Affairs Office,
and other plans are under active consideration. To some, the Directional
Plan does not go far enough; they feel
that volunteers should have no say in
directing the policies of the Association.
There is little doubt that the Association that has provided a direct link
between graduates and their university will be fundamentally changed in
the near future. The university seems
reluctant to continue funding an organization as important to its goals as
the Alumni Association if it cannot
control its operations.
The outcome of this issue affects
how the university relates to you, the
alumni of UBC. The Association welcomes your thoughts. Please direct
them to our offices (6251 Cecil Green
Park Road, Vancouver, B.C., Canada,
V6T 1Z1).  ♦
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1991
17 The UBC Caucus
UBC grads are conspicuous by their
presence in B.C.'s new government
A he new government voted into office in the October 17, 1991 B.C. election
was unusual on a number of fronts. It was only the second time in nearly 40
years that the Social Credit Party did not win a majority, and over half of all
MLAs in the house have university degrees. Ofthe 51 NDP members elected,
33 have university degrees, and 19 of those come from UBC. Eleven ofthe 18
cabinet members have either studied at or received degrees from a university,
with 10 of those coming from UBC.
Certainly, there is no implication here that UBC will be given "most
favoured university" status by the new government, but members will likely
be more sensitive to the needs of post-secondary education than have been
previous governments, and they will already be convinced ofthe importance
universities have in the community.
The Chronicle attended the Open House held November 5 at the Legislative
Buildings in Victoria. We diligently took photographs of all UBC grads/MLAs
we could find, sipped the coffee and lemonade (pink, of course), and were
surprised at all the old friends we bumped into.
Even though we were working, everyone had a splendid time, as these
photos indicate.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1991 Of the 18 MLAs named to the new cabinet, 10 (including the
Premier) either graduated from or studied at UBC.
Mike Harcourt Premier
BA'65, LLB'68
Bill Barlee Minister of Agriculture
(studies in History and Arts)
John Cashore Minister of Environment, Lands and Parks
Glen Clark Minister of Finance
Elizabeth Cull Minister of Health
Colin Gabelmann Attorney General
(studies in History and English)
Darlene Marzari Minister of Tourism and Culture
Tom Perry Minister of Advanced Education
BSc'73, MD
Moe Sihota Minister of Labour and Consumer Affairs
David Zirnhelt Minister of Economic Development
BA'70, MA'76
New Democrat government members (excluding Cabinet) who graduated from or studied at UBC:
Emery Barnes BSW'62
Barbara Copping BSc'66
Ujjal Dosanjh  LLB'76
Helmut Giesbrecht BEd'67
Sue Hammel BEd'80
Barry Jones BA'86
Leonard Krog  LLB'79
Harry Lali BA'84
Margaret Lord (attended UBC)
Dale Lovick BA'67, MA'69
David Schreck PhD'78
Bernie Simpson  LLB'68
UBC people also dominate the
benches of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition, the Liberal Party:
Gordon Wilson MA'73, leader
Art Cowie MA'68
Jeremy Dalton  LLB'67
Wilfred Hurd BA'71
Ken Jones (attended UBC)
David Mitchell (taught at UBC)
Linda Reid BEd'82, MA87
Doug Symons BEd'61
Allan Warnke (lectured at UBC)
Of the seven Social Credit members
in the house, one has a UBC degree:
Peter A. Dueck BA'67
Celebrating on the day that the new NDP government was sworn in were, top to bottom., l-r: Premier
Michael Harcourt, Helmut Giesbrecht, Elizabeth Cull,
Dr. Tom Perry, Colin Gabelmann, Harry Lali, Moe
Sihota, David Zirnhelt, John Cashore, May Brown &
Darlene Marzari, Michael Harcourt, Liberal Art
Cowie with an admirer.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1991
19 M itobe
am the colour of fire. I am fat, with slippery, cold
^  sides. I am handsome and bold, in my own shad-
■   owy, dappled world. I have great patience and
m   serenity. I strive for harmony in all things. I watch
the world above and beyond me with languid eyes. But I
watch with great interest.
There are lovers in the garden today. On a cold
autumn afternoon the man and the woman walk slowly,
bright splashes of scarves and Cowichan sweaters. They
have chosen the outer path of the garden and walk to the
east, shoulders touching, hands interlaced. They believe
they are alone, hidden from the world by thick hedges of
hemlock and laurel. They have not yet seen me.
Ahead on the path the "Yatsu-Hashi," the bridge
among the irises. In spring the iris blooms are cobalt
blue and the pond waters rest above the flower roots.
Now there are only the tall pointed green stalks rising up
from the muddy ground.'The air has a wet, heavy smell.
Wooden planks jut to the left, right, zig-zag over to the
other side of the garden.
Large round boulders ringing the edge of the main
lake look as though they should be in a giant's garden.
Placed with precision, they are smooth and round as a
Buddha's belly.
Another visitor to the garden has arrived. Master
Heron. Come to find my smaller, meeker brethren, have
you? To the shadows, brothers, or better still, under the
graceful arch ofthe "Earth Bridge," where the grey one
does not to swoop.
I see the lovers walking west; they have almost
completed the outer circle of the Stroll Garden. Before
they reach the cool cover of trees by the stream, they
stop to embrace.
The woman walks ahead to cross over the stream.
She steps onto the two granite slabs which serve as a
bridge across the gurgling waters.
In the garden pool,
dark and still, a stepping-stone
releases the moon.1
She holds out her hand to her companion. A fine
spray from the running water fills their lungs with fresh
air. They look up to the source and see rivulets pouring
down a small hill. Around the stepping-stones the water
flows down into a delicate waterfall. The only sound is
the trickle of water over pebbles.
■ •—* -,J i    ■ - r-. i ; y
if -     ■'' ..«"
by Marjorie Simmins
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1991 They have come full circle and now stand in front of
The Thatched Roof Gateway. I think they will walk in the
Tea Garden next. Gardens within gardens, circles within
circles, green within green within space within water.
Will they never see me?
First they decide to rest in the Arbour. Brushing
against their sides as they walk are spicy smelling low
hedges. They reach a bench at the end of this circular
path. There is a long view of lake. The main bridge's
outline is growing dim in the fading light. They walk on
towards the Tea House.
The house is warm with light. The lovers stop, look
in, stand very still. Before them a tea ceremony is performed. A young Japanese woman kneels on a satin
cushion. She bends gracefully from the waist and
reaches to pick up the translucent cup. She offers it to
the man sitting across from her. Her hand is creamy
white, stark against the fuschia kimono. The room
beckons to the strangers, promises muted voices, hot
green tea, rice paper lanterns lit at twilight.
Above the house the sky darkens. A south-east wind
blows off the Fraser River. The black boughs of the maple
trees sway and dip. The sliding doors to the Tea House
Hard to see me now. Even my lovely plumed white
fins are indistinct in the muddied jade water.
But wait, she has sharp eyes, she's spotted me!
Out from the murky shallows I emerge. I swim
strongly, in large, looping circles. My fins like fine gauze
sweep behind me. Unlike the three-colour carp around
me, I am one solid blaze of red. I leave swirls of bubbles
in my wake. I am alone.
The garden has closed for the night. I had not noticed, but
The twilight darkness,
even tn the floating duckweed,
how deep itis.2
The lovers have gone home,
To where my own
teacups belong
in the house, returned.3
Marjorie Sirnmins is a Vancouver writer.
Photos by Chris Petty
1. Norway, Mabelsson, "In the garden pool," The Haiku Anthology.
2. Kyoshi Takahama, in Anthology of Modem Japanese Poetry.
3. Seisensui Ogiwara, in Anthology of Modem Japanese Poetry.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1991
21 v,
.Asia kas kad a
strong influence
oia Vancouver s
development since
tke last spike.
y\na it s just going
to get stronger.
k> y A^chae! Goldberg
Vancouver has become a media darling. In the past few years, the city
has been featured in papers and magazines all over North America,
and has hosted TV film crews from Hong Kong to New York and
London and beyond. Even the media in eastern Canada has shown
an interest in Vancouver's virtues.
Why has this former milltown been the centre of so much media
interest of late? Vancouver, it seems, has become a metaphor for the way North
America is being drawn closer to the Asia Pacific Region, and for how the ocean
no longer acts as a barrier to movement and economic integration. The Pacific
serves as both symbol and vehicle to unify the nations and economies on its
eastern and western shores. Vancouver represents a prototype for this new era
of trans-Pacific integration and linkage.
Given Vancouver's strategic location and superb harbour, it is not surprising that the Pacific Rim has had a huge influence on the city's history from the
outset. Both national railroads had Asia as their focus, and both were built
largely by Asians. Immigration flows from India and Japan at the beginning of
this century forged additional early ties with Asia. Long before the Pacific Rim
became a fashionable concept, Vancouver was well on its way to becoming a
Pacific Rim city.
Recent immigration figures show that the flow to Vancouver keeps increasing. The 1986 census for the Vancouver Census Metropolitan Area (CMA)
reveals that 135,305 people in the area (or 10%) claim Asian ethnic origin
(excluding those from India and Pakistan). The 1991 census figures are not
available yet, but it is undoubtedly the case that these figures have increased
since 1986 both in absolute and percentage terms. For example, in 1988 ofthe
18,228 international immigrants to Vancouver, 12,805 (70.2%) came from Asia,
with 4839 (26.5%) of these coming from Hong Kong alone.
Vancouver's demographic structure is the result of population movements
between Asia (especially China and Japan) and Vancouver that go back a
century: the present structure is not a new phenomenon. These migration flows
provide a continuum against which Vancouver's present demographic and
economic connections with the Asia Pacific region should be viewed.
During the first quarter of 1989, B.C. exported more of its goods to Asia (41%)
than it did to the United States (39.8%). Also, the province's largest company,
Macmillan Bloedel, sold more lumber to Japan during that period than it did to
the United States, two historical firsts. Trends during the '80s suggest that these
are not one-time anomalies: trade with the Pacific Rim is expected to increase
as a proportion of provincial exports.
A pattern similar to that exhibited in exports is emerging in tourism. In 1978
Asian travellers represented a third of the 272,068 people entering Canada
through BC. By 1988 they represented over 40% ofthe 591,900. While total
travel increased by 118% over this period, Asian travel grew by 170%. Similarly,
between 1983 and 1987 people flying from Vancouver to Hong Kong grew by
125% and to Sydney, Australia by only 39% Fares to such established
destinations as San Francisco and Los Angeles grew by less than 20%
Changing Economy
These changes in demography, trade and travel can be seen in the dramatic
changes occurring in the economy of Vancouver and B.C., and provide addi-
22 UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1991 tional and growing links between the
region and the Pacific Rim.
Tourism is now the second largest
economic sector in British Columbia,
having overtaken the mining sector in
the late 1980s. Vancouver hotel occupancy rates (78.5% in 1989) are the
highest of any other major Canadian
city, and compares with occupancy
rates in the 60% range for most of the
two decades preceding.
Closely related to tourism and
travel are the landing rights agreements which link Vancouver directly
with Asia. Leading Asian carriers such
as Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airline,
Korean Airlines, and CAAC now fly to
Vancouver direct. Canadian Airlines
International and Japan Airlines have
both added flights between Vancouver
and Japan, while Air Canada now flies
between Vancouver and Seoul.
Taken as a whole, services now
account for over 80% of jobs in Vancouver, compared with just over 75%
in 1981. During that period there have
been major shifts within the service
sector further illustrating the changing structure ofthe regional economy.
Transportation, communications, and
utilities jobs declined while jobs in
finance, insurance, real estate, commercial, business and personal services grew markedly.
Thus, the 1980s saw the continued decline of traditional goods producing industries and the continued
growth of service industries, particularly those high value added services
in the professions. Both tourism and
professional services are increasingly
servicing Pacific Rim clients, and in the
process building stronger and longer
term ties between Vancouver and the
Asia Pacific region.
The growing focus on the Asia Pacific region can be seen in the cultural,
educational and research initiatives
being fostered here. Asian language
and culture programs in the schools
aim to ensure that every secondary
school graduate by the turn of the
century will have had courses in Asian
culture, language and history.
These school programs are supported by institutes of Asian research
at B.C's universities, with UBC leading
the way. The federally chartered Asia
Pacific Foundation is also located in
Vancouver and reinforces the city's
primacy as a depository of Asian knowledge in Canada. The Asia Pacific Banking and Finance Institute builds on
these educational and research bases.
Finally, a host of business organizations have formed recently to promote Canadian Asia Pacific trade. The
Vancouver Chapter of the Hong Kong
Canada Business Association, with
roughly 800 members is likely second
in size only to the Vancouver Board of
NewDeanLets the
Secret Out:
Commerce isTops
According to Michael Goldberg, the new dean
of Commerce, it's time to tell the world about one
of the best commerce faculties in the country.
"The faculty is, perhaps, the best kept secret in
business education in Canada," he says.
It appears his claims aren't simple partisan
hyperbole. In a survey done in 1986, UBC placed
fourth in rank behind Western, Queen's and
York. But recent rankings drawn from business
school deans and faculty suggest UBC has crept
up to second place behind Western.
All that is good news for Goldberg. The faculty is one of the largest: 100
academic staff provide service to over 1,600 students, and conduct some of the most
dynamic research projects in Canada. And this research thrust will only grow in the
coming years. One of his chief goals is to start fundraising again when the major
university campaign winds down. On his shopping list are three new $1 million chairs,
a number of junior professorships, and funding for renovations to the commerce
building which, at nearly 20 years old, is showing its age.
Goldberg was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1941, and attended school there and at
Berkeley, where he received his PhD. He joined the commerce faculty at UBC in 1968
just in time to witness the student occupation of the Faculty Club. His first book (he
has written or co-written nine) dealt with the differences between American and
Canadian cities and why a continental urban model was inappropriate, and was a
direct result of that incident: when the occupation ended, students paid for all the food
and drink they had consumed. The difference between that and the events at
Berkeley in the late '60s convinced him that Canada was a different place, indeed.
Since then, he has developed a strong interest in the Canada-Asia connection.
He is currently working on a number of projects dealing with Vancouver and its
industrial and financial relationship to other international centres.
As well as developing initiatives in fundraising and the school's visibility,
Goldberg wants to improve student services and continuing education programs in
the faculty. "Universities are service organizations," he says. This means increased
attention to financial support and developing courses for working professionals. He
is also keen to expand the international scope of programs in the faculty.
His major goal, however, is to make his the best business school in Canada, and
one of the ten best in the world. The secret is out.
Trade among local business organizations. There are also Japan-Canada,
Korea-Canada, China-Canada, and
Taiwan-Canada business Associations,
and the UBC Alumni Association has
formed branches in Tokyo, Hong Kong
and Singapore.
These clearly point out just how
much we have become connected to
the Asia Pacific region. The connections would have been even more dramatic if we could review information on
investments by Asians in the Vancouver economy, not just in real estate,
but in manufacturing and services as
well. Since Li Ka-Shing's purchase of
the EXPO '86 site in Vancouver, there
has been an explosion in interest and
investment in Vancouver by Asians
from Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan
and Japan. Regrettably, these data do
not exist, but by all accounts these
investments are significant in scale
and provide long lasting ties between
Vancouver and the Pacific Rim.
Vancouver is undergoing
fundamental economic
change. It is transforming
the city from a regional service centre built on a natural
resource base to an international service centre built on its location and high quality living environment. The recent demographic changes
associated with increased Asian immigration are much more modest than
the economic restructuring that is taking place. Present immigration patterns are really continuations of those
established in the past, while the critical economic shifts are a new phenomenon. This rapid movement into
unchartered economic waters is the
most important issue facing the city
and region in the next few years. It
manifests itself in changing land uses
(eg. luxury high rise condominiums
and deluxe Asian hotels) and in higher
residential and office densities. These
physical manifestations catch the pub-
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1991
23 "lAltimately, Vancouver is in a
position to skow tke wona
aow to cope, witk dynamic
ecorvonaic and demograpkic
lie eye and ire, while the basic underlying economic changes and opportunities elude the public view.
These changes are not unique to
Vancouver. The Los Angeles area has
experienced many of the same demographic and land use shifts, but so
have other U.S. West Coast urban areas. In Canada, Toronto has received
the bulk of Southeast Asian immigrants over the past decade, but none
of these places have caught the media's gaze. Indeed, it is the media from
many of these centres which have focused on Vancouver as a means for
understanding the changes taking
place in these centres. But why Vancouver?
Vancouver's transformation has
been very rapid, and since Vancouver
is smaller than most ofthe centres that
send media here, the effects appear
larger. Thus, the impacts seem to be
more visible. However, many of the
impacts attributed to the growing Asian
influence in Vancouver are illusory
(see below). The most likely cause of
the extensive interest in Vancouver
derives from how Vancouver is dealing
with this growing Asian presence. Other
centres are interested in how we handle ourselves in the face of this rapid
But how real and extensive is the
Asian influence and how strong is it?
The answer depends on the neighbourhood or economic sector being
examined, and reveals that most ofthe
locally held truths about Asian immigration and investment are better classified as myths. A look at a couple of
examples will show where the influence has been significant and where it
has been overblown and mythologized.
Given the Asian penchant for education and the importance of the extended family it is not surprising that
neighbourhoods with good schools and
those favoured by other ethnic Chinese immigrants should be popular.
These neighbourhoods have received
the bulk of recent immigrants as well
as Asian investment. There is no verifiable evidence however, to show that
this action has had any systemic effect
on house prices.
Asian immigrants have had considerable impact on our local manufacturing sector, particularly in food
processing, clothing, light manufacturing and electronics. The hospitality
sector has also received considerable
attention along with much publicized
plans for Asian hoteliers to develop
major hotel properties. Finally, real
estate development has also attracted
interest, not just from ethnic Chinese
but also from Japanese individuals
and corporations. Although Asian developers are not dominant, their role is
growing and they are adding considerably to the diversity of real estate product coming onto the Vancouver market.
Those are the realities. But it is the
myths that have garnered headlines
here and abroad (including Hong Kong).
The most widely circulated myths
relate to property markets. Asians have
been accused of being responsible for
our house price spirals, for destroying
the city, for "Manhattanizing" it with
Hong Kong densities. Associated claims
include: they are buying up everything, they are all rich, and, at the rate
they are going, our children will never
be able to afford to live here. Finally,
they do not contribute to our society,
they only take or profit from it. It's
important to have a close look at these
There is no evidence to support
these claims, newspaper headlines notwithstanding. House prices are driven
by general economic conditions (which
are still relatively strong here), and
thus Asian buyers are not setting prices
in the regional housing market. Fears
of Manhattan densities are nothing
new and have arisen during every economic boom and upward real estate
development cycle during the past
quarter century. Finally, while slow to
start, members of the Chinese community are becoming leading philanthropists and business and civic activists. The myths are just that.
Vancouver is doing quite well in
coping with the magnitude of changes
occurring during this period of shifting
ties. A number of recent developments
have helped this coping process along
considerably. For example: B.C.'s Lieutenant-Governor, David Lam, was born
in Hong Kong and is a leading philanthropist and civic contributor. He has
speaks out consistently on the
strengths of immigration. The recently
created Laurier Institute has initiated
a number of studies to help us discuss
the immigration and foreign investment issues more rationally. Strong
government and business support for
closer ties with Asia and for continued
immigration has also helped cool passions considerably. The future looks
much better than does the ill-informed
recent past.
Ultimately, Vancouver is in a position to show the world how to cope with
dynamic economic and demographic
change, and in doing so, becoming a
prototype for the future: A North American Pacific Rim City. ♦
Michael Goldberg is Dean of the Faculty of Commerce and Businesss Administration
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UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1991
25 UBC's Non-Stop Bus
by Don Wells
first became curious about
UBC's invisible man in the Fall
of 1987. I was a student sports
information officer working in
the UBC Athletic Department
under Joanne Jones, UBC's
former Inter-university Athletic
Director. She had just finished
explaining that the roster forms
I was mailing out should also be
sent to Bus Phillips.
There was that peculiar
name again.
Imagining a man who was
either the size of a BC transit
vehicle or had the roaring
straight-ahead disposition of
one, I finally asked the question, "Who is Bus Phillips?"
"Haven't you met Bus?," she asked surprised.
"No. I know that he has an office on campus, but I've
never seen him ... I don't think."
"He's a wonderful old guy," she purred.
By now I wondered if she was about to reveal that the
man was actually a favourite grandfather whose sweater
emitted that special blend of pipe tobacco and Old Spice
that remains in the olfactory memories of little kids forever.
"He's a real gentleman. He comes in here every now and
then, usually in the morning, because I think he plays golf
in the afternoons. He has silvery hair and a really soft voice.
Oh, you'd like him."
Hmmm. Wonderful old guy, gentleman, soft voice. So
much for names.
In the time since then I have spoken to Bus on the phone
on several occasions and have written and received electronic mail messages on several others, but our meetings
have been few.
We received the last memo from his office in UBC's
Osborne Gymnasium with a hint of sadness. In it, he
announced that this was to be his final year as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Canada West University Athletic Association (CWUAA). It will be his eleventh season in the
position that he only intended to occupy for a couple of years
at best. It will also be his 35th year of involvement in
university sport in Western Canada.
Born in Alberta, Phillips grew up and received his
education in Vancouver. He joined the provincial Department of Education in 1938 as a physical education instructor. His career was interrupted by the war and after serving
four years in the R.C.A.F. he returned to take up an
administrative position with the Department of Education
in Vancouver. From 1949 to 1953 he served as director of
the department's physical education and recreation branch.
In the summer of 1953, he was
appointed as UBC's Director of
Athletics and became a member
ofthe staff of the School of Physical Education and Recreation.
He served in that role for twenty-
seven years before retiring in
During his time at UBC, he
coached track and cross-country teams and took a special
interest in track and field administration. He organized and
officiated at many major meets,
and served as meet manager at
the 1954 Commonwealth
Games. He was Secretary-Treasurer of the B.C. High School Boys' Basketball Association
for 15 years.
During his competitive days as an athlete, Bus was one
of B.C.'s best, excelling particularly in track and rugby. He
competed successfully against some of Canada's finest
British Empire and Olympic Games sprinters and middle-
distance men. Playing rugby with the Ex-Britannia Club, he
was selected for the Vancouver representative team on
many occasions.
When he finally stepped down as director of UBC's
athletic program, he agreed to take on the CWUAA secretary-treasurer's position part-time. When we met recently
to talk about his career for this article, he explained that
serving as secretary-treasurer had been a perfect way to
"I was due to retire in 1980, but I agreed to do it for a
couple of years," he said over his coffee cup. Then UBC was
kind enough to supply me with office space and things
worked out very well. I was able to keep in touch with
everybody. But I think the time is right to step down. Things
are changing. The structure of Canada West and the objectives of the secretary-treasurer's office are changing. I'll be
77 next May and I want to turn the position over in good
shape to somebody else."
Asked about the changes in Canadian university sport
since 1953, he admitted that the shrinkage of programs and
the apathy of students has left him disappointed. "We used
to be more broad-based. We had badminton, fencing, golf,
synchronized swimming, diving, wrestling and rugby ... it
allowed more athletes who were competent to participate
extramurally. That's not to say that programs shouldn't
have been cut, I just think it's unfortunate. I like a broad-
based program.
"I'm also sorry about the apathy. I still can't understand
why more students don't attend (athletic events). There
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1991 doesn't seem to be the loyalty and
enthusiasm there used to be."
At that moment, I mentioned a
1960s photograph I had recently seen
of UBC's War Memorial Gymnasium
with far more people in it for a basketball game than I had ever seen before.
He smiled and nodded his head in
acknowledgment of an era that was
obviously a memorable one.
"We jam-packed it, no doubt about
it," he said. "We used to have Thursday
noon hour games when we were in the
old Evergreen Conference. They always drew well. After the Commonwealth Games were over, we took the
two straight noon hour games in front
of a packed gymnasium, I couldn't
help but remember how Joanne Jones
had described Bus Phillips four years
Bus Phillips is a gentleman—a gentleman with a lot of happy memories of
what has amounted to practically two
full careers in university sport in the
Canada West Conference. I asked him
what he planned to do after his final
"I want to get my handicap back to
what it used to be and I want to spend
more time with my family." Then he
chuckled a little. "I haven't thought of
a third career yet."
We talked a little longer and then
he indicated that he had a date to keep
with his golf partners. I thanked him
for his time and for his commitment to
sport at UBC and for serving as the
elder statesman of the Canada West
As he got into his car to make a
1:30 tee-off time, I secretly hoped that
this was one Bus that would never
stop.    ♦
Don Wells is sports information officer
for UBC's Department of Athletics.
"I want to get
my handicap
back to what it
used to be and I
want to spend
more time with
my family ... I
haven't thought
of a third career
3000 seats from the pool and put them
on the east side of the stadium. We
used to pack them too for the old
Evergreen games. But there were no
competing interests back then. That
was before the Lions and before TV.
Television took away and so did the
location of the stadium after it was
As he continued to talk in that
gentleman's tone about some of the
grander elements of a by-gone era,
such as the Saturday morning classes
after which Arthur Delamont's band
signalled that it was game time at the
old Varsity Stadium, and about how
the students poured out of the buildings and headed for the bleachers, or
about how Peter Mullins' basketball
team beat the University of Hawaii in
The University of British Columbia
Prizes for Excellence in Teaching,
Call for Nominations
in the
Faculty of Arts
Once again the University will be recognizing excellence in teaching through
the awarding of prizes to faculty members. The Faculty of Arts will award five
(5) prizes for excellence in teaching during the 1991-92 academic year.
Alumni are encouraged to bring their suggestions for teaching prize winners
to the attention ofthe head ofthe department, the director of a school or chair
of a programme in which the instructor is teaching.
Eligibility is open to faculty who have three or more years of teaching at UBC.
The three years include 1991-92.
The awards will recognize distinguished teaching at all levels, introductory,
advanced, graduate courses, graduate supervision and any combination of
Nomination Process
Members of faculty, students or alumni may suggest candidates to the head
of the department, the director of the school or the chair of the programme
in which the nominee teaches. These suggestions should be in writing and
signed by one or more students, alumni or faculty, and they should include
a very brief statement ofthe basis for the nomination. You may write a letter
of nomination or pick up a form from the office of the Dean of Arts in
Buchanan Building, Room B 130.
The deadline for submission of nominations to departments, schools or
programmes is 30 January, 1992.
Winners will be announced in mid-May, and they will be identified as well
during Spring Convocation in May.
For further information about these awards, contact your department or call
Associate Dean of Arts, Dr. Sherrill Grace, at 822-9121.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1991
27 Class Acts
J. Arthur Lower BA'35, MA'39 has published
a new book entitled Canada: An Outline
History: Second Edition. His publishers claim
that it is the best-selling one-volume outline
history in Canada. His high school textbook,
A Nation Developing, was used extensively in
numerous provinces and territories and was
the core text for grades 10 and 11 in BC from
1970 to 1990 ... Alice M. Thorneloe Steele
DipPubHlth'33 celebrated her 92nd birthday
in February ofthis year. She has been living
in Port Townsend, Washington, where she
was a public health nurse, since 1947. She
reports that her two brothers, Keith C.
Thorneloe BSc(Agr)'28 and Francis C.
Thorneloe BComm'36 have both passed
away; Keith (one of the original Great
Trekkers) in 1943 and Francis in 1987.
Richard P. Anderson LLB'49 has returned
to the firm of Boughton Peterson Yang
Anderson, where he practised from 1956 to
1972. He recently retired from the BC Court
of Appeal and will be handling mediation and
arbitration matters in all areas ofthe law, as
well as advising on appellate, administrative
and trial matters. He obtained his law degree
at UBC after retiring as a flight lieutenant
with the RCAF in 1945 ... Orest Cochkanoff
BASc(Hons)'49 was appointed professor
emeritus of the faculty of engineering at the
Technical University of Nova Scotia. Dr.
Cochkanoff has served the university for 38
years as a professor, head ofthe mechanical
engineering department and as dean of
engineering. He taught many courses and
supervised 36 theses for graduate students.
During his tenure he has been engaged in
professional activity as a consultant to
industry and government on many projects
related to aeronautics, space and defence
matters ... David G. Frood BA'48, MA'51
retired in 1990 after a varied career in the
NRC, DRB, Elec. Res. Assoc, Royal Radar
Est., Royal Armament Research and
Development Est. and as a professor and
founding chairman of the department of
physics at Lakehead University in Thunder
Bay. He is presently doing contract work for
the EEC at University College in Dublin,
Ireland ... Peter L. Hepher BA'49 returned to
BC in September '91 after 35 years as a
journalist in Saskatchewan and Alberta
(Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Lethbridge Herald,
Calgary Albertan, Calgary Herald). He retired
in'85,butold writers are never fully pensioned
off... In the last issue of the Chronicle it was
reported that Ian J. McDonald had passed
away in August of 1990. His degree was listed
as "BSc'43." This was an error. Mr. McDonald
graduated from the faculty of agriculture
with a degree of BSA in 1943. Our apologies
... James P. Pattison BA'49, MA'52 retired in
1990 after 15 years with the Ontario Ministry
of Government Service, where he worked 22
years with CIL Paint Research Lab ... Robert
Talbot BA'47, BSW'48 has moved from
Victoria to Winnipeg. He and his wife Madeline
celebrated their golden wedding anniversary
in November. He retired in 1977 ... Peter B.
Waite BA'48, MA'50 was honoured at the fall
convocation ceremonies at the Saint John
campus ofthe University of New Brunswick.
He is considered to be one of Canada's most
distinguished historians. He received his
PhD from the University of Toronto. He
taught at Dalhousie University from 1951
until he retired in 1988, when he was named
professor emeritus ... Owen W. Woodside
BASc'47 is employed as a chemical engineer
by Brown Root Braun in Los Angeles. He
recently donated two large photographs of
refineries which he designed and built to the
chemical engineering department.
M.P. Amsden BASc(MinEng) was transferred
to Falconbridge Ltd.'s head office in Toronto
as vice president environmental services in
Sept. 1990 after having spent 25 years in
Timmins, Ontario with the Kidd Creek Mine.
The last 9 years was as vice president and
general manager of the Kidd Creek division
of Falconbridge... A.S. BainBASc(MetEng)'50
has just retired after 40 years with Atomic
Energy of Canada at Chalk River, Ontario.
He spent 28 years as a research engineer and
12 years at head office in Ottawa in business
and international relationships. He and his
wife Shirley are contemplating moving to
Victoria for their retirement ... George B.
Chadwick BA'53, MA'55 has just moved to
Nanaimo and has taken a position at the
TRIUMF Laboratory at UBC. He is to aid in
the planning and construction of the KAON
facility. For the 26 years preceding his new
appointment, he was at the Stanford Linear
Accelerator Center at Stanford University in
California ... H.A. (Mike) Cooper BA'59 is a
commodore in the Canadian Navy. He will be
retiring in January 1992 after more than 37
years of service. He will continue his
association with the military as a member of
the executive committee of Le Conseil
International du Sport Miltaire, the second
largest international sports organization in
the world with more than 80 member
countries with headquarters in Brussels ...
Leo N. Fortin BSc(Pharm)'57 spent thirty-
one years as director of pharmacy at Belleville
General Hospital (430 beds) in Ontario ...
Ray P. Godber BComm'51 has 6
grandchildren and recommends UBC to all
of them. He is very active in the Masonic
organization in Quebec. He has travelled a
great deal since he retired from Air Canada
in 1983. He tells us not to believe all we read
about Quebec separating. He doesn't think it
will... John R.M. Gordon BASc(MechEng)'58,
a business professor and former dean of the
school of business at Queen's University,
has been appointed to a five-year-term as the
university's Alcan Chair in Management and
Technology ... Katsumi Imayoshi BA'50
retired in 1990 after almost 20 years as
pastor of Grandview Calvary Baptist Church
in Vancouver. He then toured Hong Kong,
Bangkok, Singapore and visited Japan, the
birthplace of his parents. In June 1991 he
was appointed chaplain/activity coordinator
of Grandview Towers, a residence for 330
seniors in Vancouver, many of them being
Japanese-speaking Koreans. He teaches
them English and enjoying his hobbies of
golf and photography ... Abe Konrad BA'58
is the first Canadian to serve as president of
the American Council of Universities and
Colleges. He also serves as Canadian secretary
ofthe Postsecondary International Network.
Abe is professor of administration and chair
of adult, career and technology education at
the University of Alberta ... Shirley P.
Manning BA'50 is living in San Rafael,
California and is still plugging away as
president of Publication Arts Network, an
agency she formed in 1980 for "good and
grown-up" freelance professionals. She still
cannot decide which country has the
strangest politics, the US or Canada ... Alan
W. Slater BASc(CivEng)'51 hasjust returned
from an assignment to Sabah (North Borneo),
Malaysia, with Canadian Executive Services
Overseas as a volunteer consultant on a
major highway construction project.
Allen Bernholtz MArch'63 was appointed
professor and first chair of the new
department of architectural engineering
technology at Ward College ofthe University
of Hartford (Connecticut) in July ... Ralph
Bradbury BSA'62 and wife Barbara BEd'78
have  changed  careers  from  teaching to
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representatives for Investors Group, their
specialty being income splitting ... Dale
Brandt BEd'67 completed her off campus
MEd from Gonzaga University. She is
presently teaching for School District #24 in
Kamloops ... Robert Fraga MA'63, PhD'65,
professor of mathematics and computer
science at Ripon College in Wisconsin, has
received the 1990-91 Sears-Roebuck
Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus
Leadership Award ... Morley Hirsch
BComm'62 is the managing tax partner in
the Calgary office of Price Waterhouse. He
has just completed a term as president ofthe
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta
and is on theCICA Board of Governors ...
Delia L. Irwin BEd'65 after graduation
became a secondary school counsellor. She
went on to receive her special counsellor
certification in mental health and special
education. She participated in 12
international summer schools from 1969-86
and she travelled all of the countries of
Europe, the USSR, Israel, Japan and Hawaii.
She edited a newsletter for the international
summer schools for many years and many
booklets on regional history and travel. She
is now 72 years old and is leading an active
retirement, involved in the theatre, music
and her community... Olivia Jensen BSc'64,
MSc'66, PhD'71, formerly Oliver George
Jensen, full professor of geophysics at McGill
University, will be returning to UBC for her
sabbatical leave during the 1993-94 academic
year to do research into her geophysical and
gender interests. She would welcome
collaboration with faculty and graduate
students in either area... Al Lind BSc'66 was
appointed manager of Fortune Financial in
downtown Vancouver. Fortune Financial is
a national company specializing in mutual
funds, RRSPs and tax assisted investments
... Jim McFeely BA'69 recently opened his
Century 21 Evergreen Realty Ltd. office in
the Burquitlam Plaza ... Hugh MacLennan
DLitt'68 is the subject of a comprehensive
anthology entitled Hugh MacLennan's Best,
which was due to appear in November 1991,
one year after his death. This anthology is a
368-page tribute to this pioneer Canadian
writer ... Brian P. Mason BSc'67, PhD'74
moved from the Fraser Valley to Calgary. He
will be doing agriculture extension/
consulting with Prolivestock. His daughter
Irma is attending UBC and is in her first year
of science, living in residence as her dad did
... Alice Pendergast BSN'61 announces the
third edition of her text/workbook Medical
Terminology, published by Addison-Wesley
Publishing. It is used in colleges throughout
the US. It is also used in some schools in
Canada and Britain .. .Brian H. Saunderson
LLB'69 was appointed ajudge ofthe Provincial
Court of BC, sitting in Campbell River, after
twenty years of law practice. The appointment
took effect in January 1991 ... Bronwen
(Curtis) Souders BA'64 is writing, doing
research and teaching for the non-profit
Waterford Foundation in Waterford, Virginia
... Dale Stewart BSF'61 recently completed
five years as deputy minister of the
Department of Natural Resources (Manitoba)
and recently has been appointed chairman
ofthe Clean Environment Commission, also
in Manitoba ... R. Kerry White BA'67. MA'68
received another MA from the University of
Victoria in 1969 in art history and a PhD
from the University of Oregon in
interdisciplinary studies in 1984. He is
currently director of theatre arts at
Laurentian University. He is married to
Margaret (Yearsley) BA'66.
Alan James Benson BA'78. LLB'81 is
practising law in White Rock. He is trying to
keep up with his children, aged 6 and 3, who
are already fluently bilingual in English and
French. Al and his wife Aline Lavoie are
trying to relax and enjoy the new home they
built in Ocean Park ... Jane (McDonald)
Burkholder BSF'79 is married to David
Burkholder BASc(CivEng)'76,
MASc(CivEng)'80. They have three children,
a 6 year old and 4 year old twins. David has
been working on small scale water projects
in Bangladesh, and Jane has been enjoying
life in the international community. They
may be back in BC in 1992 ... Paul Carter
BA'79 and wife Karin have three children, 2
girls and a boy. While his wife works as a
social worker, Paul is head of humanities
and the fine arts department at Princeton
Secondary School. His golf handicap is 21 ...
Sara M. Cooper BSN'71. found her nursing
degree useful after her husband died
suddenly. She was able to support herself in
a comfortable manner and is enjoying her
retirement. She worked as a nurse for 15
years at Chilliwack General Hospital... Pieter
H. de Vink BA'68, MSW71 was appointed
assistant deputy minister responsible for all
federal corrections in the prairie provinces
and the Northwest Territories ... Donald J.
Either BComm'75 was promoted to senior
internal auditor of Sears Canada at their
headquarters in Toronto in June 1991 ...
Christopher Gaston BSc(Agr)'79 has been
in southwest Ontario for the last 10 years.
He completed his MSc at the University of
Guelph in agri-economics and business and
worked as a commodity price risk
management consultant. He recently
returned to UBC to do a PhD in forestry
economics... Brenda (Guild) Gillespie BSc'72
and Donald G. Gillespie BASc(CivEng)'79,
MASc(CivEng)'82, PhD'90 are settling in
Coquitlam after three years in Nova Scotia.
Don was at the Ministry of Highways,
geotechnical service. Brenda is writing a
biography of Capt. George Vancouver which
will come out in the spring. It will mark the
bicentennial celebrations of Vancouver's
explorations of the BC coast ... Edgar G.
Goodaire PhD'73 was appointed head ofthe
department of mathematics and statistics of
Memorial University in August 1991. His
wife, Linda R. Hensman BSc(Pharm)'74 is
assistant executive director of St.  Clare's
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Mercy Hospital in St. John's ... Ross Mascoe
BSc'70 has been appointed president and
CEO of the Smith-Barregar Group of
Companies. He was previously VP and GM of
the same company ... David Mattison
MFA'74, MLS'78 is starting a technology-
transfer company called Telnet! Research
Online Network Inc. He welcomes inquiries
at: Telnet! Research Online Network Inc.. PO
Box 42085, 2200 Oak Bay Ave., Victoria, BC
V8R 1 GO ... Victor Nahmias BArch'77 lives
in California and is in private practice,
Wendland-Nahmias AIA Associates, based
in Westlake Village ... Ed C. Neufeld BA'79
has moved with his family (two children) to
Woodrow, Saskatchewan where he is now
pastor of the Woodrow Gospel Chapel ... Al
Overand BASc(GeoEng)'75 is senior
geotechnical engineer with Geo-Engineering
Ltd. He is living in Calgary with his wife and
two small sons ... Eva Roer MA'71 has been
selected businesswoman of the year in
Germany. The event received great public
interest and media coverage in her country.
She was even the subject of a film that was
shown on the programme. European Journal.
Congratualations, Eva! ... Chris Sinhuber
BA'75 is manager of the Fernie Centre, East
Kootenay Community College. Chris and his
wife Raewyn have 3 children ... T.D. Laurence
Sparks BPE'77 is working for Millar Western
Pulp Ltd. in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan as
team leader for its new zero effluent pulp mill
... Philip W. Suckling PhD 77 and Cheryl
(Lenington) Suckling BA'79 are moving to
Iowa with their 3 daughters after 12 years in
Georgia. Phil will be professor and head of
geography at the U. of Northern Iowa.
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Her first book. Where Two Are Gathered,
appeared in 1988, and her second book.
Remember Lot's Wife and Other Unnamed
Women ofthe Bible, has just been released.
Both books are published by Brethren Press
under the faithQuest imprint ... M.A. (Zul)
Zulkifli BSc(Agr)'73, MSc'75 is working for
Enterprise Malaysia Canada as an investment
counsellor in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia. This
company is a project which is sponsored by
the Canadian government to promote
business collaboration between Malaysia and
CR. Armstrong BSc'84 writes that he has
a receding hairline, an expanding waistline
and earns his living as a mushroom picker,
ganja grower and medicine man. His pet
peeves are success, bank loan officers and
ambition but that he does have future goals
... Gary Backler MSc'81 was married in
1990. Since November of 1991 he has been
with the strategic services group of Price
Waterhouse Management Consultants. He
is based in London, UK ... Frances Beatte
BASc(ElecEng)'83 and Edward Evans
BSc(Pharm)'88, BSc(ComSci)'88 were married
on October 26, 1991 ... Kim Bercovitz
BPE'86 received her MSc from Miami
University in Ohio in exercise and health
studies. She is currently working on her PhD
in community health (behavioural sciences)
at the University of Toronto. Her research
interests include addictions among older
adults (gerontology) ... Iain Bowman
BASc(MechEng)'87 received his PhD in
November from the University of Cambridge
in England. The title of his dissertation was
"A Study of Mass Injection into anAxisymmetric
Supersonic Wake" ... Tracy Anne (Oliver)
Brown BA'84 was married in Reno, Nevada
on April 2, 1989. She lives in North Vancouver
with her husband, David, two dogs and a cat.
She currently works for Placer Dome Inc. in
human resources as their in-house Canadian
pension administrator... Scott M. Brunsdon
MBA'83 is treasurer and chief financial officer
at Placer Dome US Inc. in San Francisco,
California ... Joan Buchanan BFA'83 and
husband Larry Woods BA'83 have a healthy,
happy baby girl named Elizabeth Margaret
Buchanan Woods. She was born in June of
this year in Sherbrooke, Quebec, where the
family resides. Joan has her 4th children's
picture book coming out in the spring of
1992, entitled What If I Were In Charge?
Larry is still teaching at Bishop's University
... Ernest C. Carson BASc(CivEng)'81
completed the Penticton Ironman Triathlon
in August 1991 ... Nancy Cocking BSc'87 is
a legal assistant with the corporate finance
department of the law firm of Ladner Downs.
In her spare time she teaches navigation and
weather topics in the Canadian Power and
Sail Squadrons and has recently passed
their celestial navigation course ... Colin F.
Connors BASc(MinEng)'88 is currently
pursuing his master's degree in mining
engineering at Queen's University. He expects
to complete it in June of 1992 ... Sherry
Leigh  Coutu BA(Hons)'86 has moved  to
Boston to complete an MBA at Harvard
Business School. This is after 4 years of
management consultancy in London, UK.
She is interested in contacting other business
grads on the east coast... Pat Cunningham
BEd'81 was awarded the "Peace Keeper's
Medal" in January 1991 from the Irish
government for his contribution to world
peace. He served with the UN peace keeping
forces in the Congo and Cyprus 1963-65.
Terence Dawson MMus,83, DMA'91 is a
piano instructor in the school of music at
UBC. He is an active free lance musician in
Vancouver. He toured Asia in 1990 with
Ballet BC. This season he will perform with
the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Materpiece
Music and Ballet BC ... Morna (Russell)
Edmundson BMus'81 married Dean
Edmundson in March 1991. She earned her
Master of Music degree from Western
Washington University in June of this year.
She is now co-conductor of the Elektra
Women's Choir in Vancouver, winner of
several national and international choral
competitions... Tim England BSc'80, MSc'84
and Lindy (Faulkner) MSc'86 have been
living in Houston, Texas for the past year.
Tim is working for BP Exploration as a senior
geologist. The couple has two daughters,
born in 1988 and 1990 ... Angela Fairbanks
BA'82 received an MA in 1990 from the
Monterey Institute of International Studies
in Translation. She has been living in Brussels
since 1986. She worked for 4 years with the
EEC and is presently employed as
administrative director of the International
Encyclopedia of Laws at the University of
Leuven in Belgium ... Mary Flynn
DipVisllyImp'84 is enrolled in the orientation
and mobility instructor program at Mohawk
College in Brantford. Ontario ... Nora
Gambioli BSc'86, DipEd'91 is at Dalhousie.
She is in her first year of law school after
teaching, one year in Richmond and one in
West Vancouver ... Margaret E. Gardiner
BComm'86 was married to Greg Neal in
August 1991 ... Bruce Allen Goddard LLB'83
has taken a position with the Ministry of the
Attorney General, Crown Counsel's office, as
administrative crown counsel in Campbell
River ... Shari Graydon BA'80 is currently
enrolled in the master's programme in the
education faculty at SFU. She just became
the BC/Yukon representative to the National
Committee of MediaWatch... Wayne Goodey
BSc'80. MSc'84 returned to Vancouver in
February after 5 years of doing a PhD at
Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
He is currently looking at career options in
Canada and overseas ... Adrienne (Cooper)
Hall BEd'83, married with two sons, is living
in Bellevue, Washington and continuing with
her career at Microsoft Corporation, where
she is a sales manager for networking
products... Lennart Eric Henriksson BA'80.
MBA'82 has received a PhD in business from
the Indiana University School of Business.
His dissertation was on the consequences of
drug testing programs in urban mass transit
systems. He is now undertaking postdoctoral
work at UBC ... Jeff Holm BASc(CivEng)'87
and Patti (Stonely) BEd'80 are living in
Kamloops. Jeff is very busy with the expansion
of University College of the Cariboo  as
coordinator of facilities planning ... Ahmed
Shafiqul Huque PhD'84 and his wife Khaleda
Yasmin are now living in Hong Kong with
their two daughters, Shineen and Ariqa (8
and 3). He has published two books: Politics
andAdministrationinBangladesh (1988) and
Paradoxes in Public Administration (1990) ...
Stephen S. Johnson BA'87 is studying for
his master's degree in international affairs
at Columbia University in New York after 2
years with the Toronto-Dominion Bank in
Toronto... Heather Johnston BPE'80 is living
and studying in London, England. She is
working on her master's in art in photography
at the Royal College of Art ... William S.
Kisaalita MASc'82, PhD'87 is working at the
University of Georgia as an assistant professor
of biological and agricultural engineering, a
tenure track position ... Robert Laishley
BSF'86 will be attending Harvard University
for the next two years, studying for his MBA
... Bernard Lim DMD'89 has completed his
specialty training in orthodontics, obtaining
a certificate in orthodontics and a master's
degree from the University of Washington.
He lives in Vancouver and practises in Delta
... Nancy Li BA'85 recently moved back to
beautiful BC, after 5 years of excitement in
Toronto ... Craig Lindsay BComm'89 is no
longer in Hong Kong. He is enrolled in the
MBA program at Dalhousie University ... Kit
Lui BComm'85 was married to Toshiko in
Japan and celebrated their marriage again
in Vancouver in September 1991. They are
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31 Class Acts
Misa (5 mons) and Aki (6 mons) ... Jessica
McArthur BA'88 married Shane O'Reilly of
Brisbane, Australia in October 1991 in
Vancouver. Jessica recently completed a
year of teaching English at Total Media
Network in Shizuoka, Japan and has now
accepted a teaching position in Katarini,
Greece, where she and her husband will
remain until proceeding to Australia.
Jessica's mother. Pamela Temple BA'55,
BSW85, is also a UBC grad ... Laura P.
(Beke) Mcintosh BSc'82, MD'86 was married
in June 1986 to Bruce Mcintosh. They lived
in Victoria for three years and then moved to
Comox. She gave birth to a son, Alexander
James, in June ofthis year, and is currently
practising medicine in Cumberland ... B.J.
(Potter) Magnusson LLB'82 has worked since
graduation as civil servant and a realtor. She
has also developed a game entitled "Who's
Who?" which will be test marketed in
Vancouver and London, Ontario this fall. It
is an adult interactive guessing game in
which the identity of a famous person from
any period in history must be discovered by
asking questions. Biography cards of the
people are provided ... Carolyn Mar MBA'87
just moved back to Vancouver after living in
Toronto for 31_ years. She is with Baker Lovick
Advertising ... Andrew Mardon BComm'88
has recently joined Ralston Purina Canada
as Canadian Logistics Manager and will be
moving to London, Ontario ... Tessa K.H.
Marks BComm'80 is living in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin and has been promoted to the
position of senior manager at KPMG Peat
Marwick. She encourages any old friends
who are passing her way to visit her... Saloni
Mathur BA'88 is doing a PhD in anthropology
at the New School for Social Research in New
York City ... Doug Morris BComm'80 is now
property manager for the Canadian Forces
base in Edmonton. Doug and his family are
enjoying life in St. Albert, Alberta ... Brian L.
Nemethy BPE'85 wrote to announce his
impending marriage to another UBC grad,
but failed to mention her name. They met at
UBC and are both teaching in Fraser Lake,
BC. He is teaching grades 6/7. He claims
that the outdoor recreation is great up there
and that both he and his fiancee are training
for the Canada Ironman Championships in
August 1992 ... Colleen Nystedt BA'83 just
produced a TV movie to air on CBS December
8, called "Christmas on Division Street." It
stars Fred Savage and Hume Cronyn and
was shot in Vancouver. The story focuses on
the relationship between a young boy and a
homeless old man ... Jan M. Peter
BSc(Hons)'83 completed his PhD in geology
at the University of Toronto and is now a
post-doctoral fellow at the Geological Survey
of Canada in Ottawa ... Waverley Reid
BSc'83 moved to Toronto in 1983 where she
worked at a variety of jobs. She discovered
that chemistry did not suit her and that her
real interest, forensic science, was too difficult
a field to break into. In April 1988 she
became a police constable with the Metro
Toronto police force. She finds police work
interesting and challenging... Ronald Rogers
BComm'88 is now residing in Thunder Bay,
where he works for Canada Packers as an
account representative. Ron plans to marry
Marie Andrusyk in the spring of 1992 in
Yorkton, Saskatchewan ... Gary Ryan
MBA'86 has been transferred to Edmonton
for 2-3 years as the operations planner for
the new Alberta Envirolevels plant being
built. He and wife Laurie have a new son,
Matthew ... Mark R. Seger BSc'85. MD was
married to Patricia Anne Boskovich in October
in Vancouver ... W. Grant Sheard LLB'85
has moved to Cranbrook where he is with the
office of the Crown Counsel ... Sara Abdel-
Barr BSc'86, MD'89 married Allen Soltan
BComm(Hons)'80, LLB'83 in October 1991.
Allen received his LLM from Columbia
University in 1990 ... David Speed
BASc(MechEng)'83 was recently promoted
to branch sales manager of General
Equipment Ltd.'s BC and Yukon branch ...
George Spentzos BASc'86 is presently
working as a petroleum engineer for Amoco
Canada in Calgary... Christina Sylka BA'87
completed her MA at Queen's University
where she met (and later married) fellow
grad student Kevin McNielly. They now live
in London, Ontario where Chris is doing her
MLS and Kevin is teaching... Terence (Terry)
Teng BSc'84 has been married to Lori Anne
since 1985. They have one daughter, aged 3.
He has been working for MacMillan Bloedel
Ltd., Powell River division as the industrial
hygienist for the last two years. ... Barbara
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UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1991 Urban BA'90 is living in Warsaw, Poland
where she works as an immigration counsellor
at the Canadian embassy ... Joan
Vandenakker BComm'84 spent 6 years after
graduating as an executive with the Hudson's
Bay Co. in Vancouver, Vernon and Nanaimo.
Shortly after marrying Lawence Hiemstra in
1989, she became executive director of the
Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce ...
Mary Grace (Freytag) Weir BA'89, MA'91
and Robert Weir BA'90 were married in
Vancouver in June 1991. They are now living
in Princeton, New Jersey ... Ninety-eight
days after rekindling a UBC friendship
dormant for over nine years, Christine
Welling BSc'85 and Jody Woodland BASc'88
were married on July 5, 1991 in Prince
George, BC. The couple will reside in
Whitehorse, Yukon Territories ... Peter
Whyte BSc'80, MSc'83 received his PhD in
1987 from the State University of New York
in Stony Brook. He recentlyjoined the faculty
of the Institute for Molecular Biology at
McMaster University ... Colin Wolfe MA'81
is working with the European Regional
Development Fund of the EEC in Brussels.
He lives with wife Susan Large in the French
speaking sector of Belgium ... Mary H.W.
Wong BA'86 is living in Toronto ... Robert Y.
Young BEd'82 has recently completed his
master's degree at San Diego State University
and is now a vice principal in the Chilliwack
School District. His wife, Debbie (Buis)
BEd'80, teaches kindergarten in the same
school district. They have two daughters.
Andrew Philip Clark BMus'90 has been
appointed to the faculty of the Escuela Libre
del Arte in Guanaj uato, Mexico .Heisalsothe
first trombonist with the Filharmonia del
Bajio, also in Guanajuato. He has his own
jazz band there - the first one in town! He'd
love to hear from classmates c/o of the
Filharmonia del Bajio, Agora del Baratillo,
Guanajuato, Mexico, 36000 ... Alison
Dempsey LLB'90 is practising law as an
associate with MacLeod Dixon in Calgary ...
Adam J. Williams LLB'90 was called to the
bar on August 30, 1991. He joined the firm
of Eastwood and Company of Vancouver and
Sechelt in October, 1991 ... Jane Wilson
BA'90        and        John Lawrence
BASc(ChemEng)'88 were married on August
10, 1991. They are living and working in
Philip Barer DMD'82 and Lori (Neismith)
BEd'82 are happy to announce the birth of a
2nd son, Simon: a brother for Elliot. Philip
continues to practise orthodontics in
Vancouver. Lori is on an indefinite maternity
leave ... Donald Champagne PhD'89 and
wife Christy have a new baby, Merri, born on
4 May, 1991; a sister for Carmen and Francois
... Victor Grundy BComm'82 and Leslie
(Nobbs) BPE'79, MPE'82 are pleased to
announce the birth of their son, Kyle
Frederick, on June 26, 1991; a little brother
for Ross ... Charlie and Adrienne (Cooper)
Hall BEd'83 announce the birth of their
second son Ryan, born on July 4, 1991 ...
Gerret W. Kavanagh MBA'83 and his wife
Monica are the proud parents of a son,
Timothy James, born on April 13, 1991; a
brother for Patrick and Andrew ... Andrew
Mardon BComm'88 and his wife Joy are
happy to announce the birth of their son
Gregory Ryan on Nov. 29, 1990. Proud
grandparents are Bev and Joan Harrison
BComm'80... Catherine (Newcombe) Miller
BEd'85 and her husband Grant are pleased
to announce the arrival of their son Michael
Donald Jonathan on Nov. 2, 1990. They are
expecting another child for March 1992 ...
Beth (Eley) BSR'79 and Michael Moewes
PBE'70 are proud to announce the birth of
their daughter, Dana Elise, born June 13,
1990; a sister for Christopher Nathan, born
March 16, 1987 ... Ivano M. Nichele BSc'83
and Shelly L. (Tkachuk) BA'84 announce
the birth of Zoe, born on March 22, 1991; a
sister for Haylee ... Elizabeth Nordlund
BA'88 is proud to announce the birth of a
son, Scott Alexander, born on May 28, 1991;
a brother for Michael and Janice BMLSc'90
... Ted Perry BA'76 and Susanna Dunnett
BA'79, MEd'90 are happy to announce the
birth of Ian Andrew on June 6, 1991; a
brother for Fraser... Julia Pierson BPE'78 is
thrilled to announce the arrival of her fifth
child, Sophia Marie, on June 19, 1991; a
sister for Brock, Owen, Preston and Olivia ...
Stuart Prescott BComm'76 and Vicki Booth
BA'79, MLS'82 are pleased to announce the
birth of their first child, Ian Stuart Harold,
bornonJuly2,1991... Janice BSc(Pharm)'85
and Blake Reynolds BSc(Pharm)'85 are
tickled pink to announce the birth of their
daughter, Holly Danielle, on 16 August 1991;
a little sister for Casey ... Born to Eed and
Paul R. Seger BASc(MechEng)'67 on May
28, 1991 a son, Kevin Paul; another brother
for Mark BSc'85, MD'89, Jan, Eric and
Dylan... Born to Tannis Webber BSN'78 and
Jim Leedham, a daughter, Gillian Melba, on
April 19, 1991; a younger sister for Sheena
... Verle (Miller) Wells BSc(Pharm)'78 and
her husband Brian are proud to announce
the birth of their daughter, Emily Marie, on
Dec. 28, 1989. The couple is residing in
Nanaimo ... Alison and C. Van
Wermeskerken BA'87, LLB'90 are the proud
parents of a new son, Thomas Antonius,
born on August 4, 1991. Daughter Sarah
Nicole is 2 years old. Mr. Van Wermeskerken
is practising law with MacCallam Mclntyre
in Langley.
In Memoriam
Earl Edgar Benedict BA'37, BEd'51 passed
away peacefully at home on September 18,
1991 at the age of 90 years. He retired in
1966 after teaching for 44 years, 27 of those
years at Burnaby South High School. He was
married for 64 years to Amelia, who
predeceased him in 1990. He is survived by
his son William ; three daughters, Merle,
Marie and Louise; 10 grandchildren; many
nieces and nephews and 3 great
grandchildren ... Zoe  (Browne-Clayton)
Bieler BA'37, BSc(Agr)'36 died of cancer on
September 18, 1991 at the age of 76. She was
a journalist in Montreal for four decades,
and her career started at the Ubyssey. She
earned several journalism prizes, including
four Media Club of Canada awards for medical,
news and fashion reporting. She served as
president of the Montreal Women's Press
Club and was instrumental in setting up a
prize which was awarded each year to a
female journalism student at Concordia
University. She is survived by her husband
Jacques, her son Brian and her daughter
Zoe Caroline ... Jessie Payne (Ewart) Bird
BA'32 passed away on September 24, 1991.
She is survived by her daughters Tannis Rye
BHE'64 and Judith Bird BHE'65 ... Alan
Bryce Chalmers BA'48 passed away on May
5, 1991 at the age of 65. Mr. Chalmers was
a teacher for many years in Alberni and West
Vancouver, where he coached students in
drama and helped them produce the school
annual. He taught education to graduate
students at SFU. He is survived by his wife
Gloria, sisters Marjorie and Betty, brother
Colin and many other family members ...
Patrick M. Clery BA'42, LLB'52 on May 3,
1991. Survived by his wife Helen ... James
Dong BASc(CivEng)'51 passed away
peacefully on April 1, 1991 in San Francisco.
He had recently moved there to be near his
twin sons and their families, but he had a full
life in Vancouver before that. He founded his
own construction company, was active in
the Vancouver Olympic Club and deeply
involved, through his children, in the BC
Judo Association. He was a Sunday school
teacher and governor at Van Dusen Gardens.
He will be missed by his wife Eunice and his
children Darryl and Eva, Edward and Tia,
Katherine and Didier, Shirley and Peter and
Barbara. He is also survived by his parents
and a brother and sisters ... Paul Henry
Dyson MBA'70 was drowned on July 29,
1991 in a diving accident while snorkelling
off the coast of Conil, Spain. He was an
enthusiastic sportsman, active in scuba
diving, ballooning, golf and salmon fishing.
In 1967 hejoined the investment firm of Mills
Spence and was transferred to London, UK
in 1971. He later worked for Nesbitt Thomson
& Co., working for them in London, Montreal
and Edmonton, where he was director
responsible for equity sales at the time of his
death. He is survived by his wife Salli, son
Christopher and daughter Denise, his
grandmother, father, brother and sister ...
Margaret Evans BEd'68 passed away on
September 23, 1991. She is survived by her
husband Charles... Douglas Plaskett Fraser
BA'32 died of a heart attack on September
16, 1991, a day before his 83rd birthday. He
was a teacher and later an orchardist in the
Okanagan, where he was active in fruit
growers' organizations. A highlight was
winning a Farm Leadership Award in 1966,
which enabled him to study dwarfing
roots tocks of apples in Europe. In retirement
he worked in ecological, conservation and
local historical groups. He leaves his wife
Dorothy Johnson BA'32 and his son George
BSc'59 ... Lillian F. (Cowdell) Gates BA'24
died on December 10, 1990. She was living
in Ellis Hollow, New York at the time of her
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1991
33 death. After UBC she obtained her master's
degree and PhD at other universities. Her
doctoral dissertation. Land Policies of Upper
Canada was published by the University of
Toronto Press. Another book was published
in 1988, entitled After the Rebellion: The
Later Years of William Lyon Mackenzie. She
is survived by her husband Paul, her brother
Norman, her daughters Lillian, Annette and
Rosemary and her son Edward as well as by
13 grandchildren and several nieces and
nephews... Ronald Grantham BA'31, MA'31
died in hospital in Ottawa on August 16,
1991, aged 81. In undergraduate years he
was editor of the Ubyssey and winner of the
Isabel Ecclestone Mackay Prize for Poetry.
He taught in Vancouver Island high schools,
served in the RCAF, lectured in history at
Queen's University and was for 28 years
editorial writer, reporter and columnist for
the Ottawa Citizen. He was over many years
a part-time lecturer at Carleton University
and was active in the Theatre Foundation of
Ottawa and the Canadian Civil Liberties
Union... Patricia Ann (Turner) Hart died on
June 9, 1991 ... William Henry Harvey
BA'32 passed away on February 20, 1991
after a short illness. He was a Vancouver
native. For many years he served as secretary
at Western Canada Breweries and later was
a trust officer at National Trust. He was
active in the Unitarian Church during his
retirement. Last year he was honoured as
the oldest and longest-serving member ofthe
Crisis Centre. He is survived by his sons Bill,
Allan and Chris and his daughter Sheila,
and his grandchildren. He was predeceased
by two wives, Enid and Barbara ... Joyce M.
(Leckie) Hughes BA'50 passed away; no
further information available ... Katherine
Lois (Grant) Hughes BASc(Nurs)'40 passed
away on September 27, 1991. She was
predeceased by her husband Dick and her
brother Don Grant. She is survived by her
sister Margaret; her sister-in-law Mary; her
children, Barry, Kathe Gwyneth and her
grandchildren Gillian, Geoffrey, Carson,
Sarah and Trevor ... T. Murray Hunter
BA'35 passed away January 28, 1991,
peacefully at home in Ottawa following a
severe stroke in November 1987. A former
member of the BC Bar, he served overseas
with the Royal Canadian Artillery in WWII
and was the senior historian with the
Directorate of History, Department of National
Defence when he retired in 1965. He was a
professor of history at Carleton University
for 15 years. He is survived by his wife of 51
years, Phyllis (Westover) BA'34 and by 2
sons, 1 daughter and 5 grandchildren ...
Helen Isabel (Routledge) Gilstrap BA'31 on
September 22, 1991 ... Ian Johnson
McDonald BSc'43 passed away; no further
information available ... Robert J. Lamb
BA'69 passed away quietly on June 13, 1991
at the age of 44 years in Edmonton. Bob had
an avid interest and love of Canadian art,
and this was demonstrated in his position as
professor of art history at the University of
Alberta. He is survived by his mother, Helen
Lamb and his brother-in-law Donald Sadler.
His sister Kathryn died in 1984 ... Winifred
Beatrice (Bingham) Lewis died on June 9,
1991 of a heart attack at the age of 75. She
Class Acts
worked for the Department of External Affairs
in Ottawa and acted as secretary to Lester B.
Pearson at the Ceylon Conference. She also
spent a number of years on the Canadian
consular staffs in India and Pakistan. She
moved back to BC to serve as office manager
ofthe BC Accountants Society and then the
BC Pharmaceutical Association ... Frank
Lightbody BA'41, BEd'61 passed away on
July 27, 1991. He is survived by his wife
Ellen (Schaffer) BEd'55 ... Dr. Moyra McDill
P.Eng wrote to inform of us of the death of
her father. Major WiUiam A. McDill BA'47,
BASc(MechEng)'48 died in July of 1989.
Among his achievements: he co-authored a
two-volume history of the Corps of Royal
Canadian Engineers... Allen R.B. McDougal
BSc'39 died in July 1989. He was a design
engineer with NASA's jet propulsion
laboratory at UCLA almost from the inception
of its space program ... Hazel (Gilley)
McGettigan BA'26 died on September 26,
1991. She was born in New Westminster in
1905. She was married to Rev. Walter J.
McGettigan, DD. They had been married for
56 years, and for the past 40 years they lived
in the Portland, Oregon area. Hazel taught in
New Westminster, in Carnation, Washington
and Beaverton, Oregon, retiring in 1969.
She is survived by her husband, sons Mickael
and Terrence and four grandchildren ...
Charles Mearns Mclntyre BA'26, BEd'55, a
well-known North Vancouver educator, died
on October 20, 1991. He began his teaching
career in Ladner, and then he was in North
Vancouver for 42 years. He was appointed a
principal of Queen Mary School in 1944, and
continued on as principal in the Westview,
Seymour Heights and the associated schools
of Maplewood, Blueridge and Plymouth. After
his retirement in 1971, he concentrated on
his interests, which included his garden and
his home. He was a native of Scotland. Mr.
Mclntyre is survived by his wife Mollie Cooper
and family of son-in-law Derek, son Bruce,
daughter-in-law Sharon Ann and eight
grandchildren and four great grandchildren
... David John Manning BASc(CivEng)'47
died suddenly on May 20, 1991 while on his
boat The Wanderer. After graduation he
established a construction business. He is
mourned by his loving wife Juanita, his
children Linda, Leslie, Dana, Paul and his 10
grandchildren ... Joel Leo Meier
BSc(Pharm)'50, after a courageous battle
with cancer, on August 7, 1991 at the age of
75 years. Following service in the Royal
Canadian Navy in WWII, he entered the
faculty of pharmacy. He then worked as a
pharmacist in Vancouver until 1963, when
he moved to Revelstoke. There he became the
proprietor of his own drugstore, Meier Drugs
Ltd., which he operated until his retirement
in 1977. He spent a happy retirement in
Shuswap Lake, active in curling, golfing and
fishing. He is survived by his wife of 47 years,
Margery; 1 son, Don; 3 daughters, Barbara,
Beverly and Noelle; 3 grandchildren and 1
brother, Elmer ... Gordon Montador BA'74
died peacefully in Toronto on May 27, 1991
after a long battle with AIDS. He had been
national director of the Canadian Book
Information Centre and then publisher of
Summerhill Press.  He is survived by his
partner Bruce Bolton and Bruce's son John,
his parents Monty and Kay of West
Vancouver, brother Bruce and sister Debbie
... Billy Moroz BComm'87 died suddenly on
February 19, 1991, the victim of a murder.
Bill spent his childhood in Prince Rupert. At
the time of his death, he was with his friend
Gerry McNee BComm'87, a former classmate
and roommate at UBC who was paralysed in
a car accident 18 months prior to this incident.
Bill was pushing Gerry's wheelchair out of
Kits Pub, when a man shot him. The police
comment was, "All indications are the victim
and the suspect were not known to one
another. Basically it's a tragic case of being
in the wrong place at the wrong time." Bill
was an active member of the UBC
Thunderbird Hockey Alumni. He was a well-
liked young man and will be sorely missed by
his friends and family ... Arthur Werner
Munger BSc'67 passed away on September
10, 1990. He was principal at Prince Rupert
Secondary for eight years. He is survived by
his wife Anna, a son and three daughters ...
Hugh Nicholson BSc'50, MSc'54 died in
December 1990 ... Horace Olecko wrote to
tell of the death of his wife Doreen (Evans)
Olecko BHE'60. She passed away on July
14, 1991, after a difficult battle with cancer.
She will be missed by her husband... William
G. Partridge BA'64 died on 4 August 1991 as
a result of a motor vehicle accident. Mr.
Partridge received his bachelor of divinity
degree from Union College in 1967 and his
BA in library science in 1969 from the
University of Toronto. In 1985 he was named
librarian of the year by the Ontario Library
Association. He was a member of Sigma Chi
fraternity, and was active in the Ontario
Library Association, serving as its vice
president. He also served as president of the
Maitland Golf & Country Club for 2 years ...
Marion (Miles) Pennington BASc(Nurs)'32
died in Vancouver on October 17, 1991 after
a lengthy illness. After graduation she served
as a school nurse in Kelowna, at a time when
a school nurse on staff was still rare. She was
supervisor ofthe Matsqui-Sumas-Abbotsford
Health Unit from 1937-40, and served in a
similar capacity in the Creston Valley
Consolidated School District from 1940-2.
She served in the Canadian Women's Army
Corps during WWII in Canada and the US.
After the war, she served in Bavarian displaced
persons camps. She returned to North
America, enroling at Columbia University
and earning her MA in teaching and
counselling. She served as assistant director
of a public health school for graduate nurses
at Dalhousie University. She then spent 3
years in Turkey as supervisor of a public
health nursing program established under
the auspices of WHO in Ankara. She returned
to BC to care for her aging parents, and after
her retirement from the teaching staff at
Cranbrook Secondary School, she moved to
Vancouver ... Fernando Carlo Perrugia
BSc'89 died suddenly the morning of July
14, 1990. He was known for his volunteer
work with the community. He is sadly missed
and fondly remembered by his parents. Carlo
and Mirella, brother Anthony and sister
Linda, as well as by many other relatives and
friends ... John Alan Potter BSF'50 passed
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1991 away May 19, 1991. He is survived by his
loving wife Marjory, son Stephen BSF'73
and daughter Anne BEd'78. He worked in
the forest industry for 40 years, both within
Canada and worldwide ... Dennis Henry
Reagh BSc(Agr)'47 passed away suddenly on
May 1, 1991 at the age of 68 years. He is
survived by his loving family: wife, Faye, 4
sons, Ron, Terry, Gary and Randy; mother.
Ivy and his sisters and grandchildren ...
George Alfred Rheumer BA'48 died at the
age of 71 years on July 10, 1991. George
receive his PhD from the University of Illinois
and lectured for several years at their Chicago
campus. He was also a visiting professor at
the UBC summer school. George was one of
the first geography appointments at the
newly created geography department at SFU
in 1966, and he stayed there until his
retirement. He is survived by his wife Joan;
son John; daughters Sandy and Beth: sister
Violet and two grandchildren ... Marion
(Cardwell) Ricker BASc(Nurs)'31 died this
year. There is a scholarship set up in her
name: The Marion T. Ricker Scholarship, to
give assistance to deserving students of
nursing ... Bernard G. Robinson BA'61
passed away on May 29, 1990 at the age of
50. At the time of his death he was executive
director of the Canadian Centre for Justice
Statistics in Ottawa. Prior to that he was
commissioner of corrections for the province
Henry C. Gunning
BASc(GeoEng)'23, MSc'26, DSc'67
A Remembrance
Henry Gunning was bom in Belfast in 1901, the youngest of four boys. The family
moved to Vancouver in 1907 where his father established a retail hardware business.
He entered UBC in 1918, after attending Tecumseh Elementary and South Vancouver
High School (now John Oliver). He graduated in 1923 with BASc in geological
engineering. At UBC he played both varsity rugby and soccer.
He completed his post-graduate education at MIT in Boston, receiving his PhD in
1927. It was in Boston that he met his first wife Frances.
He spent each summer in the field for the Geological Survey of Canada. In 1928,
after his marriage, graduation and one year's teaching at MIT, he and Frances moved
to Ottawa, where he worked for the GSC until 1939.
In reading the GSC reports and memoirs of that era, one catches a glimpse of the
incredible pioneering nature of the work done by these GSC geologists. They were on
their own in a land of rain forests, grizzly bears and precipitous terrain, with little or
no infrastructure or population. Their achievements in mapping these wild and rugged
territories fill one with humility when contrasted with our comfortable circumstances
of today.
In 1939, the family moved to Vancouver on Henry's appointment as professor of
economic geology at UBC. Ten years later, he was made head of the department of
geology and geography, and then in 1953, dean of applied science.
During his twenty years at UBC, he gained a reputation as a fine teacher and a
caring adminstrator who took time to respond to the myriad problems faced by
university students. Both at work and at home, close circles of friends evolved, and
group involvements developed — both professionally and in the community. He was
very active in the BC Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, the Geological Association of
Canada and the Society of Economic Geologists. He was made a Fellow of the Royal
Society of Canada.
He cared very much for his faculty colleagues and graduate students, many of
whom went on to become faculty members themselves and close lifelong friends. He
was terribly proud of their achievements.
In 1959, Henry accepted a position in Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) with
Anglo-American, doubtless out of a desire to get back to a more applied scientific
environment for the twilight of his career. He very much enjoyed his three years in the
African copper belt. Upon his departure for Africa, John Walker wrote a tribute to him
which appeared in the Spring 1959 Chronicle.
He returned to Vancouver in 1961 to a private consulting practice. He was
instrumental in establishing the engineering programme at the new Burnaby campus
of BCIT. In 1965 he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree at the Spring
Convocation at UBC.
After the death of his wife Frances, Henry re-established contact with Molly Wilcox
Moberg, herself recently widowed. The were married in 1964 and spent 17happy years
together. Henry is also survived by his daughter Patricia; son Donald and his wife Patti;
grandchildren David (Brenda), Michael (Rhea), Kathryn Turnbull (Jim) and Robert;
three great granddaughters, two nieces and one nephew.
He taught by example the basic values of integrity, steadfastness, responsibility,
modesty and above all, "doing one's best."
The above was excerpted from the eulogy given by his son Donald at his funeral on
July 27. 1991.
of British Columbia. He is survived by his
wife Gillian (Strina) BA'63 and three
daughters, Susan. Julie and Lisa ... R.
William Rudd BComm'63 died on August
19, 1991. He is survived by his loving wife
Diane and children Christine, Hillary and
Eric. Bill was a partner of Deloitte and
Touche, New Westminster He will be long
remembered for his dedication to the
Canadian Hemophilia Society and the Pacific
Health Care Society ... Norman Edward
Taylor BASc(ChemEng)'44 passed away
peacefully in Vancouver on October 16, 1991
after a courageous battle with cancer. He
worked for 41 years for Texaco. He will be
missed by his wife Betty; daughters Betty,
Marlene, Patti, Carol; grandchildren
Shannon, Nicole, Mark, Daniel, Megan, Julie
and Emma. His brother Roy and sister Eileen
will also feel his loss ... Michael Waldichuk
BA'48, MA'50 passed away suddenly on May
4, 1991. Dr. Waldichuk immigrated from
Romania in 1928. He served with the Royal
Canadian Army in WWII. He received a PhD
in oceanography from the University of
Washington, and he went on to become a
pioneer in the field of marine pollution
research. He is survived by his wife Shirley
and sons Andrew and Thomas ... William
Walters BSF'52 died suddenly on July 28,
1991 at Campbell River, at the age of 63. Bill
was born in Wales and immigrated to Canada
in 1948. After graduation, he was vice
president in charge of manufacturing at
Pacific Logging for many years. He then
founded Sayward Timber In Menzies Bay. He
is survived by his loving wife Mary; daughter
Linda; five sons Terry, Bill Jr., Jeff, Doug,
and Greg; 5 grandchildren and brother John
... Barbara Ann (Graham) Watts BComm'49
in October 1991. Barbara taught at Gladstone
Secondary and was for many years head of
the commerce department at Windermere
Secondary. As a former student put it, "She
was a patient instructor, a fair and just
marker and always had a smile for all of her
students. There were not many teachers of
her calibre, and the teaching profession is
poorer for her passing." She is survived by
her husband Alfred Watts BComm'32 and
four stepchildren. Patricia BComm'63, Peter
BComm'67, LLB'68, MBA'71, Richard LLB'70
and Robert BA'74 ... Ted (Edward)
Wawryniuk BComm'83 died suddenly on
March 25, 1991, aged 38 at Credit Valley
Hospital in Missisauga, Ontario. He is
survived by his wife Marilyn Ballantyne and
his parents, B. & Z. Wawryniuk of Vancouver.
As well as his UBC degree, he had earned an
MBA from York University and at the time of
his death was marketing manager for Lawson
Mardon Flexible Packaging in Toronto ...
Anthony Whitley BA'71 died March 8, 1986.
He taught at Rossland and Delta and then
completed a diploma program in deaf
education in 1977. He moved to Montreal
where he taught at a school for crippled
children. He became principal of the deaf
section ofthe school in 1980, but had to step
down becuase of poor health in 1985 ... Tom
Willis BSA'45, MSc'47 died in Ottawa on
December 27, 1990 ... L. Margaret (Aikens)
Woodland BEd'60 passed away on May 27,
1991     ♦.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1991
35 Books
New Plant for Alumni
The AlumniAssociation, along with
Bruce Macdonald, director ofthe UBC
Botanical Garden, Is pleased to announce the official Alumni Association
75th Anniversary Plant, coming soon
to a nursery near you.
Penstemon fruticosus, "Purple
Haze," named by the Botanical Garden
through their plant introduction
scheme, is a lovely variety of shrubby
penstemon. In late Spring, this evergreen sub-shrub, 20 cm tall and 60 cm
wide, is covered with purple flowers 3-
4 cm long. It forms a solid mound of
colour for several weeks and is excellent for cascading over rock walls, on
well drained sunny banks and in alpine gardens.
Information on availability will be
printed in the Spring issue of The
The Davidson Club
Alumni can also join the Davidson
Club, named in honour ofthe founder
ofthe Botanical Garden (1916). It was
formed to provide ongoing financial
support for a variety of endowments
administered by the Gardens. The Gardens are internationally known and
contain one of the finest collections of
plants in North America.
Members get free entrance to the
Gardens, use of the Gardens' library,
invitations to special events and a 10%
discount at the Garden shop. All donations are tax deductible, and you may
stipulate which endowment your donation should go toward.
For more info, call the Botanical
Gardens at (604) 822-3928.     o_
The Davidson Club
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Brother Twelve:
The Incredible Story of
Canada's False Prophet
by John Oliphant, BA'70,
McClelland & Stewart, 371
pages, $29.95
It's hard to pick up a newspaper or
magazine lately without seeing a review, feature or excerpt from John
Oliphant's new book Brother Twelve.
Part of the fascination, of course, is
that it's a Canadian story. This tale of
high charlatanism (or high faith) happened right here in our back yard.
But the story of Brother Twelve
doesn't need any nationalist tag to
make it good reading: it's completely
bizarre all on its own. Edward Arthur
Wilson (Brother Twelve) was an English sea captain with a mystical bent
who had convinced himself he would
change the world. Sick and looking for
direction, he spent some time in the
South of France in the early '20s. There,
he heard voices and saw visions that
pointed to the use of ancient Egyptian
deities to reach his goals.
During the next ten years he gathered followers (and their money), built
a settlement in B.C.'s Gulf Islands and
developed the mixture of old religions,
occultism and Theosophy that became
the basis of his Aquarian Foundation.
Oliphant doesn't make final judgements about Brother Twelve, but his
fate, and that of his Foundation, is
consistent with our experiences with
the likes of Jimmy Swaggart, Bagwan
Shree Rajneesh and Elizabeth Clare
Prophet: ultimately, the weight of near
divinity bestowed upon him by his
followers became unbearable. Toward
the end, Brother Twelve developed a
level of paranoia. He built defences to
repel invaders, turned his money into
gold and hid it in glass jars, scared off
visitors with rifle shot and sexually
and physically abused his followers.
It's impossible to know if Brother
Twelve was truly a conduit from above
or another in a long line of charismatic
charlatans waiting to fleece the gullible
of their money and their faith. Either
way, his fragile ego was unable to bear
that weight. He began to believe in his
own exalted persona and was overcome by the wonder of it.
The mix of narrative, diary and
letter fragments and other records of
the day is put together with great skill.
Fascinating subject matter aside, the
book is well written and fun to read.
Recommended for holiday relaxation.
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UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1991 Books
His Life and
by Reginald Roy, UBC
Alumni Press, 180 pages,
Reviewed by Heidi Greco
xVutumn is the season for reminiscence. Even its public holidays,
Thanksgiving and Remembrance
Day, are traditions that are based
on the gathering of memories. Many
of UBC's annual fall events are
rooted in the same sense of reflective tradition: the Shrum Bowl,
Homecoming and the Great Trekker
dinner. It seems appropriate that
the Alumni Press should issue a
biography of Sherwood Lett, one of
the university's earliest and most
eminent graduates.
Lett was a student in UBC's
charter class, marched in the Great
Trek in 1922, and, together with
Evelyn Story (later Evelyn Lett),
was among the group that founded
the Alumni Association. He was
also a member of the university's
senate and served as chancellor
from 1951 to 1957.
But the life related in the book
goes far beyond the boundaries of
UBC. Reginald Roy, University of
Victoria professor emeritus in History, has carefully researched his
material and reveals a man who
distinguished himself as an athlete, and academic, a soldier, a
diplomat and—in the legal profession—both as an attorney and as a
judge. His interests and his abilities stretched over diverse and
seemingly unconnected areas. He
excelled at virtually everything he
But the Sherwood Lett portrayed in the book shows attitudes
that are definitely from the past
century. Part ofthis perception may
rise from the formal style of Professor Roy, but it also comes from
some of Lett's own remarks and
concerns. During the '30s, for example, Lett complained to the government about cutbacks to the
militia, apparently ignoring the
plight of the many Canadians who
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Reginald Roy's biography tracks Lett's
career from his days at UBC and his
time at Oxford, through his years as a
lawyer and judge. It relates how he
became involved in a wide range of
community activities including church,
athletics and especially UBC, where
he served as president of the Alumni
Association, a member of the Board of
Governors, thirty-three years as a UBC
Senator and a term as Chancellor.
Through careful use of diaries and
personal correspondence, the biography takes on the flavour of the times
Lett lived through, and gives the reader
a strong sense of the challenges, the
joys and the tragedies of his life.
Friends of Sherwood Lett, those
affected by his strong personality, or
those interested in the movers and
shakers of B.C. history will find this
book fascinating and informative.
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were experiencing severe hardships at
the time. Money for military parades
seemed more important to Lett than
Lett is a contradiction in many
ways, but this may be one of
the factors that makes him an
interesting biographical subject.
the needs of the poor. And despite the
obvious intelligence of his wife, she is
relegated to an inferior position in his
household: she is important, but quite
definitely in her place. Yet this is the
same man with the vision to press the
university to establish a department of
Asian studies years before anyone else
considered the Pacific Rim to be of economic or global significance.
Lett is a contradiction in many ways,
but this may be one of the factors that
makes him an interesting biographical
subject. Roy had a vast array of materials
at his disposal (correspondence, diaries,
newspaper items and more), and he likely
selected those items that supported his
particular vision of the man. Most biographers adopt a certain perspective about
their subjects even before they start writing, and this biography is no different.
But however directed this biography
may be, it does present a clear testament
to a man who contributed a great deal to
his country, his profession and his university. Sifting through our memories
and examining our history is a venture
that is always worthwhile. Taking a look
at where we've been and who went before
us can only help us understand where
we are going.  ♦
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Winter 1991
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